Sunday, November 30, 2014

Temperature Sensitive LED Faucet Light



usb drive transforms into cat

batman brake light cover


sword handle umbrellas


putty for cleaning keyboards.

blue light  wheel accessories

glow in dark bubbles.

like an ant farm for root veggies


chalkboard paint. we had this at the other house, it works.


fawkes mask $5

dino sandwich cutter

rainbow lamp

Thursday, November 27, 2014

sweet potato, baked
long beans with almonds
3 wines, fizzy cranberry
salad, cole slaw dressing
stuffed squash
sauted brussel sprouts
fizzy pog. (passionfruit/guava)

this was the back yard of our condo for the week, just down the street from my sister's house./

"As the sun sets slowly in the west, we wave goodbye and goodnight to our friends on the tropical island..."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


just made $10 from red bull while lying on a beach in hawaii. turns out red bull doesn't really give you wings.

http://imgur.com/a/fE3V7 150 box drawings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Friday, November 21, 2014

Site is a year outdated.

Founded by a guy I went to law school with, Tom Carnahan. He's also active in
This is on my mind because my sister got a free ipad today when her utility installed a demand management system, which she doesn't really need since she has solar hot water and 13 photovoltaic panels. Hawaii has a few more wind farms than the last time I was here. It otherwise makes electricity from imported deisel, so they are eager for any power they can get from alternative sources.

I confirmed today that my friend Marc Emery is out of prison, after serving 4+ years of his 5 year sentence. Emery is Canadian, and was renditioned to the US. None of his "crimes" took place in the US, although he had customers there. He sold books and seeds. I met him in 2000, I think, when i was representing Pitcairn at an international conference in London Ont. That was before I was banned from Canada. One of my housemates is semi-Canadian, at least he went to College there and visits often, and had given me a tip that Marc was out. the free marc emery .ca site hasn't been updated.


carrot ice cream.

"yes it is", beatles video. beware of popups on page, loads badly. actually these 10 forgotten beatles songs are forgotten for a reason, not very good.

I was told I couldn't fly if I didnt show ID, so I've been wondering about the constitutionality.

Under the law that created TSA, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, the TSA administrator is responsible for overseeing aviation security (P.L. 107-71) and has the authority to establish security procedures at airports (49 C.F.R. § 1540.107).* Passengers who fail to comply with security procedures may be prohibited from entering the secure area of airports to catch their flight (49 C.F.R. § 1540.105(a)(2). Additionally, in Gilmore v. Gonzalez, 435 F.3d 1125 (9th Cir. 2006) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiff’s constitutional challenges to a passenger identification policy  http://blog.tsa.gov/2008/06/why-is-id-important-for-security.html

*(c) An individual may not enter a sterile area or board an aircraft if the individual does not present a verifying identity document as defined in § 1560.3 of this chapter, when requested for purposes of watch list matching under § 1560.105(c), unless otherwise authorized by TSA on a case-by-case basis.

But Gilmore held that Gilmore didn't have to show ID, so the case doesn't stand for what they say it does here. Gilmore held that Gilmore could have opted for a more intensive screening. This is no longer an option.
I like to test this practice when I fly. I generally don't fly, stopped flying after 9-11, but sometimes there is no other practical way to get to California or Hawaii for family reunions. I'm n Hawaii now. At OHare I was told that I would have to show ID to fly, no ID, can't get on the plane. So the issues in Gilmore remain live. I was then subjected to two more intensive screenings, a pat down, waistband check, etc. Wasn't told why, but it didnt seem to retaliation for having asked about ID. My guess is that my lunch, a hunk of tofu, might have looked suspicious. 

Nader v Allegheny is one of the cases I've turned up in my ongoing research on this - he won at the Supreme Court but seems to have lost on remand. But it doesn't deal with the same issues.

I'll need to find a law library and shepardize the statute. Googling didn't turn up anything.

beach at our condo on maui


Mr. Mocek had a boarding pass, but would not produce ID when asked. As I've said before here on the blog, if you don’t have an ID, TSA will work with you to verify you are who you say you are. On the other hand, if you refuse to provide information, you will not be permitted to fly. This process had begun with Mr. Mocek, but was not completed. Without an ID that matches the individual holding the boarding pass, we can’t be sure the passenger has cleared government watchlists. TSA blog. http://blog.tsa.gov/2011/01/new-mexico-v-phillip-mocek-quick.html

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I missed Keith McHenry's talk in Indy a few weeks ago, but here's a similar talk. he was a co-founder of Food Not Bombs in the 80s. I've been doing FNB in Indy for close to a year now, and it's given me a social life I'd been missing.

I'm in seattle, so here's a picture of a seattle landmark - the starbucks i'm in at the airport, because it has wifi. Hawaii tomorrow.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


note to self add this to blogroll.


cerebus links and movie rumors.


aardvark, the movie.a blind guy encounters a mystery. not sue it's good.
lots of free movies at imbd but they seem pretty random.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Sunday, November 09, 2014

shameless season 5 teaser (american). Not till january though.


you can make stamps with any pic you want. $20 20 stamps. some censorship rules apply.

Friday, November 07, 2014


TIL (today i learned) that they have a couple of stores in Chicago as well as the one I've been to in Milwaukee.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Cool Moose affiliated candidate gets 22% on RI Gov. race, spent $40.



local coverage of the fnb arrests in fla.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

ross on bagpipes

Sunday, November 02, 2014

photo taken by china. these days much of the space action is in china, japan and india.



Section 4. A majority of the supreme court shall be necessary to constitute a quorum or to
pronounce a decision, provided that the supreme court shall not declare a legislative
enactment unconstitutional unless at least four of the members of the court so decide.

That's a puzzle. Does due process and federalism require that state courts have a mechanism for judicial review? I'm looking at you Wisconsin.

In the recent voter ID case, Wisconsin held that a statute that severely burdens voting rights is constitutional until proven guilty. When the claims are federal, that seems to me to be a reserable error of law. (written a few days ago, see related post below)


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http://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/2l2jlu/i_made_a_video_compilation_of_50_different/ some folks talk about the businesses they started.

notes from laramore article on indiana constitution case law

The court of appeals also addressed jury trial rights in Gates v. City of
Indianapolis, in which the defendant was charged with violating animal control
ordinance, which are infractions.165 Gates sought a jury trial, and the trial court
denied the request.166
 gates won.  991 NE 2d 592 - 2013


indiana finally now recognizes trial by jury for ordinance violations!

case involved a dog license. other case mentioned involved a speeding ticket.

if the case seeks a fine, it's law. if it seeks both fine and injunction, you'd have to argue it.

i could use this in my disputes with health and hospital.
 need to inform "fred sanford", a local activist against the zoning thugs.

cunnimgham was pro se. won right to jury trial on speeding ticket.

http://greenecountyindiana.com/2014/04/09/driver-with-speeding-ticket-asks-for-trial-by-jury-and-loses/ he got to a jury though, that's the important thing. well written story.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

just lost the post i was writing on baude's discussion of north dakota's weird 4 of 5 judges needed to invalidate a statute. he raises an interesting conundrum. I don't have the answer.

Section 4. A majority of the supreme court shall be necessary to constitute a quorum or to
pronounce a decision, provided that the supreme court shall not declare a legislative
enactment unconstitutional unless at least four of the members of the court so decide.

Thinking about it has clarified for me why the Wisconsin supreme court was wrong to use an "innocent until proven guilty" standard to review a severe burden on voting rights.

It's a supremacy clause error. The WI court is required to use federal law, as decided by the US
Supreme Court,and federal law sets a different standard of review. Maybe Crawford's Anderson test, maybe the Norman v Reed severe burden/strict scrutiny test, maybe the Harper strict scrutiny test,
but the WI court doesn't get.. no I'm wrong. The WI case did not involve federal claims, so it can make up whatever fool test it wants.

anyway, Baude has updated his post with some cites.

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  1. La Soupe - Cincinnati, OH


    La Soupe is a French roadside soup shack that mixes the talents of a top chef with ... The rotating menu features pot-friendly entrees, croque du jour, therapeutic .
it took me some driving to find this place, but i'm here. i head about it from a guy i met at a burning man event. he's here and handed me my soup. this one i'm eating has broccoli, dill, kale, lemon,and other stuff, and it' pretty good. th idea of this place is the restaurant makes fine french soups, out in a nice part of town,and then usethe leftovers to do a soup kitchen for the homeless downtown.

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