Monthly Archives: March 2016

Thomas Jefferson on the Central Banks

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The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.

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Why you should turn your back on the Duggars

The Duggars get a lot of press these days. Let me be perfectly clear on this issue from the start, There is nothing impressive about having 20 kids. Let’s move on shall we! Ok, let’s start this off with the one that started it off with me. Jessa Duggar wants you to know that you’re probably going to hell…. All of you.

I will speak to you a hard truth. I do not write this because I think that it will bring me popularity. It won’t. But it is the Truth from the word of god: the bible. To not tell people this is to hide the truth from them. To keep silent is to not care for their eternal destiny! I care about you, and this is why i am speaking out

Onward she writes towards the end…

Some people believe in a loving God, not one who would send people to hell, but that God doesn’t exist

Wow, in this Facebook rant she posted up, she pretty much stated that just about every christian is going to hell because of their “Loving God”. Which brings me to my next thought:

Why are we letting these people have air time? News reports? Front Page covers on People magazine? A broader voice in the public? I mean, I understand the draw.. 20 kids and counting, I mean, who could resist not tuning in to find out how they do it! Well, i’ll tell you how they do it, from the morons that watch the “trainwreck”. If these people stopped watching their show, stopped commenting on their crap, stopped forwarding any information about them, they would have to return back to normal. They would have to figure out how to feed 20 kids and send them to college. They would also find out about God a bit quicker.

Please, for the love that is everything good and wholesome in this universe. Please do not turn your channel when their show is on. It only keeps them up and running that much longer. I would rather not stand in the grocery store aisle and see them every week. Thank you!

Lenovo G50-45 Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca)

Installing this version of Linux was fairly easy. Even booted with UEFI turned on but I had to turn off Secure Boot. After installation, you have to install the fglrx driver through Menu > Administration > Driver Manager.

Also, before you start updating, the WiFi has an issue after a few minutes of being connected, it will disconnect and won’t allow you to reconnect without a reboot. To resolve this issue, you have to create a file in /etc/modprobe.d call it rtl8723be.conf . Inside this file type in this:

options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N

Reboot, then update your repos with apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade

This will solidify your installation..

Privacy in a socially connected world

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I’ve never paid attention to privacy policies before, until recently I had a few minutes to kill so I read one. I was on Facebook and reading the privacy policy shocked me. Anything you post on Facebook is not your property and any text, photos, videos, etc are not solely your property anymore once you relinquish it to Facebook. You might say, “Who cares?”. You should care and here’s the science behind all of it. You may say that I’m speculating or making wild assumptions about privacy on social media, but you can take anything I say with a grain of salt if you are so inclined. I only issue this information because you need to know what’s going on in the background, the sinister goings-on in the background without you having any idea that’s happening.

Keep in mind when on social media that your local police are keeping tabs on you and everyone else in the area. The reason why they do this is if they notice a trend of certain keywords stemming from a certain area, they know to plant cars close by if something does happen and they can respond much quicker. Also keep in mind that search warrants are not needed from Facebook and Google+ for the Police to do extra snooping on you without your knowledge. Also, Twitter requires law enforcement to give a search warrant and Twitter is required by their privacy policy to inform you when a search warrant has been issued on your account. Facebook and Google+ do not have this requirement.

Law Enforcement have a special API (Application Programming Interface) or backend into Facebook and Google+ that allows Law Enforcement agencies to show to them more details than regular people. This means if your Facebook is locked down and private, this API they use overlooks the privacy settings you have on your account. It also overrides closed groups and pages as well. Also, certain employment agencies have this API as well for background checks on potential employees companies are thinking of hiring. For a small fee, companies can pull all social media posts you’ve made in order for them to make a determination to hire you or not so again, regardless of your privacy settings, this method overrides all privacy settings.

My determination of all of this is just not to use social media at all, however if you must use social media, Twitter is the best one so far but still.. the saying goes, never write on a piece of paper you don’t want the world to see.

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An open letter to Kirk Cameron

Kirk,

I really want you to read this and I know you have enough time to respond to this letter because you’re not really doing anything important and you haven’t had a good acting gig since the 80’s. I would like a response to this not because I would like to be famous (or infamous) or because I want to feel like I’ve dominated you in some way that would give me pride points. In fact, I hope this letter reaches you in the best regards for a hopeful reply because like me and many others that try to respond to you on Facebook, you immediately take away someone’s rights at free speech by keeping them from responding any further. When you do this, you are telling me and others how invariably weak and simple-minded you are.

I know this makes you feel all-powerful and “god-like” but what this really says is that you and your friend Ray Comfort cannot and will not tolerate anyone that differs from your opinion on Religion. This tells me that you couldn’t debate or critically think your way out of a wet paper bag. So I implore you to respond to this open letter.

I challenge you to an online debate. It will be really simple and very easy for you to take part in. I would like to be educated by you and in turn would like to educate you. Every debate that I enter I always learn something new and exciting as I’m sure you have as well. You and I are about the same age (I’m older than you by 13 days) so we grew up roughly in the same Generation. I would like to chat with you sometime or talk on the phone whichever you’d like to do.

You see, I am a very simple person. I don’t have very many wants or needs and everything I have in my life I appreciate. Right down to my 200sq ft house, my 1996 Volkswagen GTI and my very loving and beautiful life partner. I have, in essence, everything I need. I am an Atheist and have been for a long time. As a child, I was brought up in the Church of Christ in Middle Tennessee and at 9 I wanted to be baptized. I’m glad my parents told me to wait. I believe that indoctrinating children (even Atheism) is child abuse. Children should be taught how to think and not what to think. I’m wondering if you agree with this?

About your movie, “Saving Christmas”, I will honestly say that I will never pay money to watch this movie, or if I’m given a free ticket I will throw it away and you can believe that I won’t use BitTorrent to pirate your movie. I hope you can respect that decision that I’ve made. Because you are dreadfully wrong about “Christmas”. Sure Christmas is the label we call the pagan holiday, because where the Christians got the idea for “Christmas” was a Roman Holiday started by Aurelian around 270A.D. and named this holiday “Dies Natalis Solis Invicti” which translated means “the birthday of the Unconquered Sun”. It’s easy for a goat herder or someone with no education to get the words “Sun” and “Son” mixed up don’t you agree? Malachi 4:2 in your bible goes into further verification of this mix-up.

Malachi 4:2 (NRSV)

2 But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

It was supposed that Jesus’ conception date is March 25, which ironically is around Easter, which would put Jesus’ birth date on December 25th +/-. But you know, I could go on and on about this subject but I keep coming to the dead-end of Jesus’ actual existence. I have yet to have anyone meet my challenge and show proof of Jesus’ existence outside of the bible. In other words, not including the bible, Jesus is never mentioned in any Jewish or Roman texts of that time period (0 A.D.- 33 A.D.) and The Romans and Jews within 10-15 miles of Jesus’ supposed location were writing like crazy and these writings still exist today! Surely some Roman or Jew would have written about some “Crazy guy that thinks he’s the son of God” wouldn’t you agree?

Anyways, Kirk, I hope you are doing well and I hope that I hear back from you. If you can’t take criticism for your beliefs, maybe your beliefs aren’t justified?

Let’s talk Kirk.

Sincerely,

Chris Faulkner

Zimmerman Trial and my take on what I know about it

I’ve been loosely following the trial and such and while i’m not going to say anything about the trial going on, but more or less going to talk about other people’s view of it. I’ve seen a lot of chatter on Twitter from random people saying that if Zimmerman walks, they’re gonna start killing random white people.

I don’t know about you but this seems to be a racist answer to a racist dilemma. “Two wrongs don’t make a right” I always say in this matter. Why would it matter if Zimmerman was found not guilty. Zimmerman is not exactly white is he? I see a mixed jury as well. My point here is racism is going too far. Even joking about it to the point of never letting your audience know that your joking is terrible.

Welcome to Free Speech.