Cannabis: A marginally-useful anti-emetic herb, a pernicious problem

Hundreds of Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Sprout in the Shadow of Mount Shasta

And of course you knew it had to be “refugee” invaders:
Hmong Settlers Say Siskiyou County Pot-Grow Crackdown Smells Like Discrimination

Cannabis abuse and its widespread criminal cultivation is a serious problem. It is useful as an anti-emetic herb and even its medical use has been seriously abused. No serious medical practicioner would ever recommend consuming cannabis via combustion because of the toxic byproducts which result from combustion.

A lot of people abuse cannabis. I have known many – people who smoke it every day. Occasional recreational use is probably not that bad but even for recreational use combustion is still extremely bad.

The problem with criminal cultivation is really serious. I support these men who are busting the criminal cultivation operations. Even more though, this news story makes me sad that there are so many directionless people wasting their time engaging in behavior like this instead of cultivating themselves.

So much for Ecotopia. Thanks libshits for turning California into a dystopic, dysgenic, crime-infested, toxic hell hole.

Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

It’s 2017.

It’s 2017 and national socialism is making a comeback.

Talk about a pendulum swing.




Peace love and Surya 卐✋

These women have been called prostitutes

These women have been called prostitutes. But they are not prostitutes. They are far, far lower than prostitutes. Prostitutes don’t enable abusers and rapists. Prostitutes have much more dignity and integrity.

We live in an abuse culture.  In my other post on Firefox 57 extensions I mention two extensions which block the videos which many websites attempt to cram down people’s throats involuntarily, not unlike Harvey Weinstein.

We see Weinstein-type abuse all around is in the world.  It is the standard for how most companies operate in America.  They abuse and fuckover people to the greatest extent possible.

It could be your bank.  It could be your utility company.  Your network provider.  Your mobile carrier.  Your doctor.  Your medicine manufacturer.  Your grocery store.  Your landlord.  Your government.  Facebook is one huge, massive Weinstein down-your-throat fuckover.

We live in a fuckover abuse society in which people are trained at the highest Ivy League academic institutions to be efficient Weinsteins effective at delivering maximum fuckover.

Prostitutes have more dignity and integrity than all these rancid fucks.

Wireless security WPA2 KRACK vulnerability, still no Android patch

UPDATE – Microsoft, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and others have all released updates to address the WPA2 KRACK vulnerability. See the bottom of this page for more info.

The WPA2 security protocol for wireless networks has been compromised. This means that the wireless connections on your home network are insecure. Since most people assume that their home network is secure they enable a lot of things such as file sharing without passwords.

With the current compromise of WPA2 people can tap into traffic on your home wifi network.

Orphaned devices may never be updated by manufacturers. Now’s a good time to watch very carefully and see how the various manufacturers and equipment/service providers respond. Many only want to be responsible for the devices they sell up the the point of acquisition by consumers, leaving people screwed. Others will be responsible and try to provide immediate updates.


Microsoft is the has already addressed the vulnerability as of their October 10th update release. Run Windows Update immediately and you should be ok. The KRACK wifi vulnerability was fixed with their October 10 update release.

Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, and other Linux distros have now released updates.

Netgear has made an announcement stating that their wireless routers are only vulnerable if set to bridge mode, which is not the default mode for the vast majority of users.

I predict Android will be a disaster with this as per usual unless you have a flagship device that’s less than a year or so old.

People will also be screwed with things like printers. I doubt companies like Canon or HP are going to release firmware patches for the vast majority of their printers and scanners.

Microsoft Word 2016 configuration notes

Change default document template to single-spacing (Word 2016)

Windows start -> Search -> %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates

opens in Explorer:


in blank document in Word 2016:

Home tab -> Styles -> right click Normal -> select Modify

change font to Calibri 11 pt. (other good fonts or this)

click single-spacing icon (near center)

click Format -> Paragraph

change Spacing before and after values to 0

Save as Word Macro-enabled templace (dotm) named Normal2.dotm

navigate back to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\

save as Normal2.dotm

in Explorer rename Normal.dotm to Normal-ORIG.dotm

rename Normal2.dotm to Normal.dotm

Other settings

View tab -> Zoom -> click Page Width icon (lower right)

File -> Options

Proofing -> AutoCorrect Options

uncheck Correct TWo INitial CApitals
uncheck Capitalize first letter of sentences
uncheck Capitalize first letter of table cells
uncheck Correct accidental usage of CAPS LOCK key

Office Theme – Dark Gray

uncheck “Show the Start screen when … starts”

Advanced -> Cut, copy, and paste

Pasting between documents -> Keep Text Only
Pasting from other docs -> Keep Text Only

Advanced -> General

uncheck “Provide feedback with animation”


It’s in the news today that the US government is looking into phasing out the use of Social Security Numbers for identification. This is after the massive Equifax security breach in which the data including Social Security Numbers of over 150 million Americans have been stolen. For any company or organization to require or even use a Social Security Number for clients or customers at this point is almost criminally negligent.

But this makes one think: What other form of identification can be used? What is the fundamental problem that the use of identification attempts to address in the first place, and is there any truly good, reliable, or secure way to implement a solution?

I was thinking for example of the use of biometrics such as fingerprints for ID. In fact my Thinkpad laptops and my Samsung Note phone all use fingerprints.

But let’s say that there’s a way for you to swipe your finger on a fingerprint reader on your phone and have it authenticate you for some service. The company or organization doing the authentication then has to have a record of your fingerprint, or else it has to trust that some intermediary, such as software on your computer, has successfully authenticated you via biometric authentication.

But all of this is also vulnerable. For example if a company was storing fingerprint data for millions of customers that data could also be stolen. A criminal could fake the authentication process and send what appears to be a valid authentication token to an organization.

Basically things can still be faked and/or stolen. So it’s an interesting problem because you still haven’t gotten around some of the issues that are happening now.

So how do you do it? What could be considered an acceptable form of identification or authorization that is practical, easy to implement, and simple to use?

We have this issue in society where different entities need to establish that someone is who they claim to be. But no matter what mechanisms are used to do so, they can be cheated in different ways, and the data can be stolen, whether it happens to be a 9 digit number, a fingerprint imprint, the scan of an iris, etc.

We also have another interesting issue is that we only want to have authentication for certain things, but for others we don’t want it. We value our freedom and our right to remain anonymous, so whatever technology we use to provide authentication has to be designed with certain limits as well.

There will have to be some acceptance of what is a reasonably satisfactory level of authentication and also ways to deal with what happens when it fails for any reason.

All systems are only as good as how they fail, and such a system will have to be well-designed with failure in mind.

Getting prepared for Firefox 57

You may have noticed the yellow boxes next to many add-ons in Firefox’s add-ons manager which say “Legacy”. As of November when Firefox version 57 is released those extensions will no longer work with the new Firefox engine called Quantum. There are literally thousands of plugins which will no longer work when the update occurs.

In order to make it less painful to transition I’m starting early with installing new compatible extensions with equivalent, sometimes better, and sometimes less functionality than legacy extensions. You can use this very useful online Extension Finder tool to search for extensions similar to legacy ones.

Here is my list of noteworthy new and existing Firefox extensions compatible with the upcoming version 57:

Cookie AutoDelete
Control your cookies! This WebExtension is inspired by Self Destructing Cookies. When a tab closes, any cookies not being used are automatically deleted. Whitelist the ones you trust while deleting the rest. Support for Container Tabs (Firefox 53+).
I love Self Destructing Cookies. It automatically deletes cookies from a site when its tab is closed. I then only whitelist certain sites that I trust. This plugin seems equal or better than Self Destructing Cookies.
Also available for Chrome and Vivaldi.

Flash Block (Plus)
Provides control over Flash content
Stop websites from cramming unwanted flash video content down your throat. It may be better to install YouTube no Buffer (no autoplay) below.
Also available for Chrome and Vivaldi.

LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
LastPass is not yet listed as being compatible with Firefox 57 but they are stating that a compatible version will be released on time.
Also available for Chrome and Vivaldi.

Open Tabs Next to Current
Open new tabs always to the right of the current one.
This extension does what it says. As of this writing this plugin seems to be a little odd. It works as intended but when a new tab is opened the tab bar jerks around as the new tab initially appears to get placed at the default last position on the tab bar, and then it immediately gets repositioned to next to the current tab. I’m also missing a the fine granularity tab tweaking options provided by Tab Mix Plus.

Grab and drag your scrollbar with your middle mouse button anywhere on the page.
Replaces functionality of the Grab and Drag extension which provides hand-tool functionality to the mouse. In order for this to work you have to enable the Grab and drag option in the extension’s settings. I also recommend disabling momentum. Is equal or better to the extension it replaces.
Also available for Chrome and Vivaldi.

Speed Dial (Lite)
Access to your favorite websites via an stylish speed dial!
Replaces functionality of legacy Speed Dial extension. Now is a good time to install this side-by-side with Speed Dial and start transferring dials over.
Available for Chrome and Vivaldi. On both of these I’m now using Speed Dial [FVD] which has more features.

Redesign the web with Stylus, a user styles manager. Stylus allows you to easily install themes and skins for many popular sites.
Replaces functionality of the Stylish extension.
On Chrome and Vivaldi I still use Stylish.

Tab Center Redux
Move your tabs to the side of your browser window.
Considered as partially providing functionality similar to that with legacy Tab Mix Plus but not really the same.

Tampermonkey is the world’s most popular userscript manager.
I use this with the development release of YouTubeCenter. YouTubeCenter requires that YouTube be set to legacy mode which is a pain because it keeps reverting back to non-legacy mode and then the whole site stops working and you have to disable YouTubeCenter in Tampermonkey to get to the setting to re-enable legacy mode. But there are some other YouTube download Firefox 57-compatible extensions listed so maybe YouTubeCenter will not be necessary.
Available for Chrome and Vivaldi.

uBlock Origin
Finally, an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
Also available for Chrome and Vivaldi including uBlock Origin Extra.

Undo Close Tab
Reopens the last closed tab.
Right-click and it displays a list of recently closed tabs which can be selected.

YouTube no Buffer (no autoplay)
Prevents YouTube HTML5 and Flash players from auto-buffering (auto-playing) videos
Available for Chrome and Vivaldi

Zoom Page WE
Zoom web pages (either per-site or per-tab) using full-page zoom, text-only zoom, automatic fit-to-width and minimum font size.
Suggested alternative to legacy Zoom Page extension. Equal or better functionality.
Note this is also available for Chrome and Vivaldi.


List of things to do:

1. Start copying your dials from legacy Speed Dial over to the new Speed Dial (Lite). You can have both extensions installed simultaneously. There is an icon on the toolbar which you can use to open Speed Dial (Lite).

2. Copy any user styles from legacy Stylish to Stylus.

3. Try to disable legacy extensions you really don’t need. Then try to disable even more. Think about the possibility of giving up the functionality of an extension if there’s no suitable replacement and ask yourself if you really need that functionality or if there might be a better way to do things.

4. Check out the new Compact Lite theme and Compact Dark themes included with Firefox. Very nice.

5. Be patient. A lot of people are involved in this process at many levels and most things should work out over time.

6. There’s a cool page devoted to Firefox CSS on Reddit which has useful info related to customizing Firefox 57.

7. Although a compatible update for Tab Mix Plus has not been released Firefox developers have indicated that “tab APIs are regarded as a very high priority for the add-on team”, so it really looks like a lot of the functionality provided by Tab Mix Plus will be appearing in the not-too-distant future.

Also see: Frequently asked questions – Firefox add-on technology is modernizing

Pelosi: Dreamers’ parents ‘did a great thing’ in sneaking them into U.S.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law “did a great thing,” giving the country an infusion of successful young people. Pelosi: Dreamers’ parents ‘did a great thing’ in sneaking them into U.S.

If someone robs a bank and has a child with them it doesn’t mean they get to keep the money.

Pelosi is a nutcase. A member of the US Congress openly supporting illegal aliens. She needs to be expelled from Congress.

Family Safety

It makes me glad to see this. Unfortunately family safety or even family is generally not sufficiently well understood in the mainstream to have the meaning it should. And despite the legion of professors of psychology and sociology – actually in part because of them – our families – our family – is endangered as never before.

For this endangerment to exist requires the legion of professors of psychology and sociology at our institutions of “higher” education preoccupied not with true study of the spiritual sciences but rather with models of rats in mazes. Oblivious to the raging infection ravaging the society around them they dutifully carry on with their research on rat mazes. Not only oblivious to it – in many cases actively contributing towards it.

To see the above Control Panel entry confirms that there’s something kind of archetypal about it the concept of family safety. It’s significant enough to be considered an integral component of the information logos of a mainstream operating system.

Essential to note as well how many or most of those clamoring about supposed progressive ideals, “freedoms”, and “rights” are actually at the forefront of destroying families and endangering our safety.

I don’t mean what people do in their private lives but rather those who are pushing disease into kid’s souls, whether part of a sick deluded agenda, creepy power trips, out of greed, or malevolence. Because it’s not really about freedoms and rights unless offending and infecting others are considered freedoms and rights.

In the ultimate family safety people such as those responsible for things like MTV would be imprisoned.

I reiterate: It’s not about what people do in their private lives, it’s the sick fucks infecting children’s souls with disease. No wonder America is failing as a society and facing multiple catastrophes such as the opiod epidemic.

Were it only as simple as selecting and configuring a Control Panel item.

President Trump

Your people are dying.  They are being crushed.  They have been oppressed for so long that they’ve forgotten what it’s like to be successful, to have dreams.  They are broken.

Hilary Clinton would not have saved them.  Nancy Pelosi certainly won’t.  The Democratic and Republican establishment won’t.  Corrupt city political machines won’t.

But you can.  You are the hope and the path to restore the lost power.

What was ours has been stolen over generations.  Our youth are destitute and dreamless.  They have no healthy models to look up to and inspire them.  The situation is grim and our country is weak.

Tech companies hire more foreign workers for engineering positions than Americans.  The education system has fallen far behind.

You are the hope and the path to restore the lost power.  Just like any true doctor they will fight you bitterly, tooth and nail, to stop you from curing America.

This is a contest of evil vs. light and I believe in you.

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