Buddha Patriot

A Classically Liberal Neoconservative Tibetan Buddhist from the Midwest

Monday, December 23, 2013

New(er) phone scam

"Are you Jose Morales?  We're trying to collect a debt from you.  To clear this up, call":


01/03/2014 Update: Apparently, I'm being robo-called by Minnesota law firm Messerli & Kramer

Saturday, January 12, 2013

So I'm half way through F.W. Mote's 1999 book Imperial China 900-1800 and I find this nugget, a mid-14th Century Chinese poet essentially bitching about Mongol gun-control:

Last year the edict forbidding us to ride horseback;
This year another edict saying we cannot carry a bow.
Yet we still hear about all those robbers who by the light of day
Ride their horses and shoot people on the empire's highway.

The footnote lists: Ne & Gaohua 1985, vol. 1 pp. 192-196 
...which is apparently: Yang Ne and Chen Gaohua, Yuandai nongmin zhanzheng shiliao huibian (Beijing, 1985) 4 vols.   
I'm assuming Volume 1 would have the poem in the original Chinese (which would be freaking awesome).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Post-Right to Work vote in Michigan: 

Donors offers $$$ For Info Leading To Arrest Of Union Thug

Donate HERE

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

c|net: Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

From Gizmodo: This Is What Happens When Anonymous Tries to Destroy You

I remember feeling the same way about "Anonymous" when I heard they were taking on Scientology.  Boy, am I glad I didn't get mixed up with that mess . . .

Friday, May 25, 2012

Did I mention that I can't STAND any sort of bullying/harassment- "cyber" or otherwise?

Well, today, Friday, May 25th is:

“Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day”


Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose ‘Job’ Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scientology in the news

I know I was supposed to focus mostly on (Mahayana) Buddhist and classically liberal issues when I created this blog some six years ago, but things like bullying/harassment, scams, and cults seem to motivate me to post during (long) writing droughts, and here's one example:

The Wrap: 'Inside Scientology' Author: 'They Have the Goods on Everybody'