December 21, 2014

Down Site

My apologies for the site being out of commission for a good part of the day. It appears we are back to an operating status again.

Apologies – Server Issues

We’ve been down and are still having issues. Please be patient with me and the site.

High Pressure Gas Tanks Explode in Highway Accident

This is quite incredible, especially watching gas cylinders becoming projectiles propelled by pressurized gas.

Welding With Jumper Cables and a Pair of Batteries

VIDEO: Great information for those who spend great deal of time in the bush.

Apologies! Hacked I’m Guessing

I was up and at my desk at 6:15 this morning but I couldn’t access my own websites. It appears everyone else could, but not me. That is why I have not been able to post any news stories and articles today until now. The tech nerds at the server are trying to figure out why my own IP was blacklisted.

This is not an isolated case and I have been hacked multiple times before in this same fashion.

My apologies!

About Editing Your Comments in Disqus

Attention: I have discovered that it appears that some registered “Disqus” members are editing their comments after they have been posted under articles on this website. I cannot control most aspects of how Disqus is designed to work and it is the privilege of all Disqus members to be able to edit their own comments. Comments can never be deleted but they can be “anonymized”: meaning after the comment has been posted, the person making the comment can then choose to make the post “anonymous.” Once this is done, it cannot be changed back.

While it may be a privilege of a Disqus user to edit their own comments and anonymize their comments, that doesn’t mean that I have to tolerate it. For purposes of this website, i.e. tomremington.com, there are acceptable ways to edit a comment. Examples may be but not limited to: a misspelled word, punctuation, a missing word, etc.

It is typically considered proper etiquette on this website that should a commenter decide to edit their comment, other than simple things like adding a punctuation mark or correcting a misspelled word, to leave the original post as it first appeared, add the changes and make a note of the date the edit took place and why.

It appears to me that there are some who have chosen to edit the content of their comment in order to deliberately confuse the topic or make a person who responded to a comment look foolish. I can think of no other reason other than complete disrespect for themselves, the person they are attempting to embarrass and me, the owner and administer of this site.

Why are comments left untouched important? To better understand the importance of this request, consider that one of the biggest reasons I allow commenting on this website, is to educate and involve readers who wish to post their thoughts, information, etc. What some readers may not be aware of is that there are thousands of readers who visit this website on a daily basis. Sometimes those readers land on articles, with the comments, that were posted days, weeks, months or maybe years ago. The comments are an integral part of the entire post. When major edits are made to comments, it screws up and confuses the topic and flow of the conversation. This has to be considered by other readers as a negative thing and thus, drives them away to not return again and/or to opt out of reading through the comments. Again, from my perspective this comes across as an attempt to deliberately sabotage this website. I fail to come up with any other excusable reason.

If you are going back, sometimes to comments made a long time ago and editing your comments for sinister purposes (and that judgement is left up to me, the moderator/administer) it is just another form of “trolling” or “flaming” a website and it will not be tolerated by me. Please stop this immediately or when making those kinds of changes, at a minimum, leave the original post as it appeared, add the edited portion and date it with an explanation of why you chose to edit it.

If this sort of thing continues, nothing will be said by me and no warnings issued. You will simply be blacklisted and prohibited to further participate in commenting on this website.

If you have questions about this post, please leave them in the comment section below and I will address them there. That way everyone can read the questions and answers and I will avoid having to repeat myself in additional emails.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter. I attempt to run this website all by myself and as such have little time to commit to moderating the comment section. I don’t make enough money from this site and cannot afford to pay someone to be a moderator. Please respect my wishes, as is nearly always done and I appreciate that.

Tom

This is the Best “White” Friday Offering, EVAH!

Where black symbolizes evil, I’m offering the best White Friday evah! Yep! You can subscribe to TomRemington dot com for free – a lifetime subscription if you wish. How? Look to the right. No, no the other right! Where it says “Subscribe”. You can just enter your email address and once a day you will be sent an email with a list of all the latest updates from this site, tomremington.com. And did I tell you it is free?

And, NO! I don’t save anyone’s email address for any reason. I will not spam or scam you. There’s enough of that going on everywhere else. Why would I do such a BLACK thing? All I am asking is that you be given a chance to receive the truth….for a change. Notice the lighthouse in the upper right: A Beacon of Truth. That’s all and it’s free!

But in all seriousness, the point is that in driving home from Thanksgiving at my daughter’s house last night, I saw the mislead, brainwashed, sick and perverted, non thinkers lining up at the stores to buy BLACK items from their BLACK god. I find it very sad and know that God in Heaven, our Creator, Yehwah, did not intend for his children to worship material BLACK things, hording BLACK fake money, and being just plain BLACK. I really don’t think “Black Friday” is named black Friday because, as is claimed, it determines whether a business will end up “in the black” at the end of the year. It’s called Black Friday because it is rooted in nothing but evil……in my humble opinion!

I want my life to be WHITE! How about you?

“Speciesism: The Movie”: As Dumb As It Sounds

A couple of weeks ago a new schlock-umentary called “Speciesism: The Movie” premiered at a theater near us in Washington, D.C. We decided to go see it, given that many people from the Humane Society of the United States and other animal liberation groups would be in attendance, including folks like longtime (ex-)PETA leader Bruce Friedrich (who has said that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows…I do advocate it”) and Gene Baur, whose group Farm Sanctuary was found guilty of electoral fraud following a 2002 campaign in Florida.<<<Read the Rest>>>

A Very Appropriate Comment

The person who sent me this comment, I will not name, nor does he/she know I am going to post it. I don’t think it was intended to be posted on this site but I also feel quite confident that he/she wouldn’t mind at all. Please enjoy this as much as I did.

This is why they say animal law is a joke: all other areas of law study the rights and obligations that flow back and forth between the parties. With animals, the obligations flow only one way because animals are incapable of moral responsibility and therefore giving them rights is pure nonsensical fantasy.
Besides, my dog won’t mind not getting rights. I know this because the whole time I talked to him about this he ignored me. Instead, he sat in the middle of the living room floor in front of everyone licking the place under the base of his tail.

Some of My Favorite H.L. Mencken Quotes

“In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.” [and Democrat]

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”

“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”