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Donald Trump went out of his way to make statements supporting the LGBT community at the Republican convention – which was a MAJOR sign of radical change in that party – and it was ignored. Then later on people deliberately spewed lies about him being anti-LGBT.

As far as I’m concerned those people have completely lost all credibility. They did nothing to help things in America.

Racist bastards! LOL

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This just makes me want to cry

As a student of the Java programming language I have come to develop a deep level of appreciation and admiration for the geniuses who developed the fundamental concepts underlying object-oriented programming.

The two most important people in this regard are the creators of the first object-oriented computer programming language called Simula: Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard.

Ole-Johan Dahl one of the fathers of object-oriented programming

Ole-Johan Dahl one of the fathers of object-oriented programming

Kristen Nygaard, one of the founders of object-oriented programming

Kristen Nygaard, one of the founders of object-oriented programming

Given the monumental achievements of these two men, one would think there would be many documentaries about them.

There are none.

I’ve been scouring the web and, quite sadly – quite heartbreakingly – there is very little information, massively in disproportion to their monumental achievements and contributions to the field of computer science.

Someone with money should fly to Norway and dig around and make a documentary about these two amazing men.

A huge landslide

Just looking at this interactive map at cbsnews.com and its clear that Donald Trump didn’t just win, he won huge in many counties in California. I’m looking at the county-by-county results and the margins are in the range of 65+% percent for Trump and 30-% for Clinton. That is a landslide.

It’s clear that the Democrat strategy to push the illegal vote as hard as possible had serious repercussions among people in a state that has been literally flooded with huge swarms of illegals and which really intensified to an insane level over the past decade.

This is a very clear sign that US citizens – especially in places that are highly affected by illegal immigration – have had enough.

The Democrat party appears to have committed treason against the United States and it would not be an overreaction for Donald Trump on his first day in office to arrest those politicians who betrayed America.

If the state or any jurisdictions within it refuse to comply with federal law then I fully support sending in the National Guard to restore order.

When I look at this, when you consider the magnitude of the problem, you have to wonder: Is it possible that the establishment didn’t know? They didn’t know about the magnitude of the problem?

Or they did know. I just wonder if it had to all be this way: Maybe it simply was such an enormous problem that the entire way this has unfolded, with Donald Trump becoming president, is the only way to be able to deal with such an out-of-hand problem?

Was this election real? Given the extent to which the oligarchy can to a very high degree manipulate mainstream media, I would not put orchestrating something as massive as the federal election for president as being beyond them.

And if that is the case – I am not upset. I give them credit actually. If this is the way it had to be accomplished, I give them credit for getting the job done.

While this may seem out there, I think there is ample precedent for this type of thing in history. There are cases where a warrior who served a lord faithfully undertook some extremely difficult, unpopular task for which he might incur a lot of resentment or hatred, but which he did out of a sense of duty towards his lord.

There is one episode in the taiga jdrama series Yoshitsune where a son of the ruler Kiyomori is laying on his death bed and his father Kiyomori is there with him, comforting him. Previously his son had assumed a role as a harsh enforcer which incurred a lot of hatred. But as he lay there about to die, he tells Kiyomori that one day after he had seen his father become really upset because he had been betrayed due to being too lenient and compassionate as ruler, that he the son decided to become a demon for the sake of his father.

He decided to take on the hard role of being a strong enforcer in order to help his father and to protect his father. As he tells this to Kiyomori while he is gravely ill and about to die, Kiyomori apologizes to him for putting this heavy burden upon him. But the son, ever dutiful and loving towards his father, tells him “Its quite alright”.

In the Japanese feudal culture, no honor could be greater than to faithfully serve one’s parents or one’s lord, even if it meant death.

We are in a time when many people are afraid – often for very good reasons – to freely speak. This, to me, is about as un-American as it can get. Nothing can be more hypocritical than people claiming they are for “equality”, “rights”, or any other thing who then proceed to harass, mock, intimidate, or in any other way abuse people who express a viewpoint that they do not agree with.

In this climate, there are some people willing to be “demons” and speak things which may be unpopular. Its important that there are always such people, and that society be willing to tolerate discourse.

“Not my president” ?

So someone *is* your president if they are a globalist who drops bombs and kills hundreds of thousands of innocent people, maims and injures countless more, creates widows and orphans – as long as they let transvestites use bathrooms? As long as they allow 30 million illegals to flood into the country draining precious community educational, housing, and other resources, and stealing jobs and opportunities from US citizens?
As long as they repeatedly lie and manipulate about what they are doing?

We just fucking defeated globalism – and you’re in the streets crying about… what?

I’m crying about you because what the fuck are you doing? We just defeated globalism.
We just made a major step to being able to restructure the government of the United States – which is now an oligarchy – back into an actual democracy.

For the first time in – how long?? – we have a president who is not beholden to special interests, is not bought out, not beholden to the oligarchy, who doesn’t need nor want their money, and who can and will act independently.

You are standing in the street freaking out and it makes me sad because you are deluded and lost – you completely exemplify why the United States is so fucked up politically and in many, many other ways.

Hillary Clinton would have been your next Big Hit of Crack and we just said – America as a country has said – No more hits of crack.

They had their chance

They had their chance.
They had more than their chance.
They had an inch and took a hundred miles.
They lied.
They engaged in extensive, deliberate manipulation.
And all we got was a lawless, fecesville savagescape.
All we got was more and more deprivation of that which was claimed to have been provided: Dreams, hope, safety, etc.

No more.

Some post-election videos and notes

One thing that has become clear is the problem of the increasing dominance of “identity politics” (as long as it is not white identity) over agendas which many commentators are rightly raising deep concerns over.

We are a much greater country than that, and the way that the public was so deeply played and manipulated by the oligarchy over this I think crossed the line into criminality.

I would really like to thank CBS for their free online election night coverage. In general I tend to really like CBS for their local and national news reporting. They generally maintain high standards and tend to be much more objective and neutral than many other “news” sources. CBS are really cool, truly a great asset to America.

Look for Cinnamon 3.2 to be coming

Cinnamon 3.2 looks to be coming down the pike soon. Hopefully there will be an Ubuntu PPA to provide it. Really looking forward to vertical panels!

A lot of people felt kind of deserted when Gnome took its turn along its present path. Cinnamon is where most people seem to think – myself included – Gnome should have gone. Its great to see the project going well.

The grueling stuff Windows users have to go through

I bailed on Windows. I kept the partitions and have been dual booting to Linux exclusively, but the longer I’m using Linux the more repulsive the idea of ever going back to Windows is.

For anyone who still uses Windows, the process of trying to maintain your freedom is now rather grueling:

infoworld.com: Microsoft previews telemetry push with new Win7/8.1 patches KB 3192403, 3192404

infoworld.com: Win 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’ springs a few surprises

infoworld.com: How to cautiously update Windows 7 and 8.1 machines

infoworld.com: Woody’s Win10Tip: Block forced Windows updates

The idea of having to fight against, to contend with your operating system is just so inherently repugnant. I’m so glad I’ve switched to Linux.

I will admit that it is not always easy. You get used to things being a certain way. There are some aspects of using Windows that are more polished. But so what? If your OS is doing grotesque things, is this out-of-control thing that is really designed to prey upon you and not serve all your interests, what the fuck are you doing using it?

My next laptop acquisition will probably be a Thinkpad with and Intel graphics chipset (fortunately one of my present ones also does have an Intel graphics chipset).

It appears that Nvidia graphics chipsets have issues running Photoshop under Wine. Its kind of sad because I’m guessing that even a little bit of help from Adobe to make Photoshop compatible with Wine could make a huge difference, but they do not seem interested in lifting a finger to help people who choose freedom.

Post election prayer

For many days now as I’ve said the rosary I’ve been thinking about the fact that one side would lose the election. I put myself in the place of others and wanted to feel what they would feel. I prayed every day about this because I know its not a pleasant nor easy thing to feel. I also prayed a lot that there will be healing.

Its impossible to write something to address “Hillary supporters” because each person is unique and has their own vision, dreams, and hopes. I cannot put people in a blanket category. I pray for each person that they will find strength and guidance through their disappointment, and will hopefully find inspiration and guidance in prayer as I have tried to do.

I want to say that I really cherish everyone. We all make the world magical together. Sometimes we’re on the same side together. Sometimes we’re antagonistic. But the forces between us are what keeps the world turning and no matter what I’m grateful that it keeps turning. Isn’t there some saying about the next best thing to a best friend is to have a good enemy?

One other thing I’ve been thinking about these past few days are all the other precious beings of this Earth that have been left out, that are not part of “the election”. They do not read or write, nor speak language. They do not have laptop computers nor mobile phones yet they are just as much a part of this world as we are. They are just as present in reality as everything and everyone else around us, and right now they are going through a lot of suffering because of humans.

Yesterday evening I went out very late for a breath of fresh air and saw a raccoon. Such a dignified, amazing creature. I’ve been thinking about how frequently humans inflict unimaginable suffering upon other beings either out fo ignorance or out of cruelty. While humans bar nothing to take resources from Earth and demand and impose upon their environments in order to satisfy their every whim, to what extent do they even think about other beings?

They build fences, barriers, freeways, etc. and do not think about the other creatures that live in these areas and how they are affected. Sometimes even slight changes in how human habitations or thoroughfares are built could alleviate massive suffering for other beings, yet humans typically neglect such things which is very heartbreaking.

Not long ago I heard a very wise woman speaking who said basically that it is the one above who is the ultimate provider or depriver of fortune among humans. We may think we are in control, but if the one above wants things to change, they will change. This wisdom has seemed so relevant to me during this election time.

I hope that we will all remember to be concerned with being human and loving each other and this world that we walk through for a time.

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