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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    No. Quite simply no. It is not my job as a human being to comply with anything. A warrant is the equivalent of "orders". I will not "just follow" them. Give me leaders and a government I can get behind and I might think it over but as of now there is nothing within my conscience - within the woman I have to look in the mirror - that demands that I bend the knee to any semblance of rule these people dictate. I am my authority. The ideas and myths I choose to value, the pride I have in myself and my work, me - not the DOJ. I comply as I see fit. Were I to own a large safe company I'd not have had an electronic back door and you can damn sure bet I'd have a legal department and lawyered up and fought for my clients' rights to their privacy because that's what my conscience would have dictated. They chose not to do that and now they are on the hook for that choice the same way I'd be on the hook for mine. Choices have consequences, all of them do, so you have to make sure that you believe in the choices you make. The government cannot provide me with a sheet of paper that let's me off that hook. Because I am a free woman. Freedom is a responsibility because sometimes it's hard. Sometimes it costs. Sometimes it is paid for in blood, sweat, tears, and years. Sometimes it's unpopular and uncomfortable. The lack of this kind of thinking is how we got here.
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    A few interesting things:

    Cureus | COVID-19 Infection Rates in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Inmates: A Retrospective Cohort Study

    It is possible that a degree of 'herd immunity' has been achieved. Yet, using p<0.05 as the threshold for statistical significance, the bivalent-vaccinated group had a slightly but statistically significantly higher infection rate than the unvaccinated group in the statewide category and the age ≥50 years category. However, in the older age category (≥65 years), there was no significant difference in infection rates between the two groups. This suggests that while the bivalent vaccine might offer protection against severe outcomes, it may not significantly reduce the risk of infections entirely.
    "Suggests." Got it. Why did Springer allow this to be published? An obvious oversight.

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    California: Why are you still there? CA Assembly PASSES AB 957, the "affirm your child's gender choices or ELSE" law – HotAir

    If you do not "affirm" your 6-year-old's newly chosen "gender" you are guilty of child abuse. These people are obviously being paid to subsidize the truck rental industry. An investment opportunity?

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    The Best and the Brightest: As search in Maui nears end, it's unclear how many lost their lives - POLITICO

    Three weeks later, and they "don't know" how many died. Which means that they obviously know, but they are not going to say.

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    And finally: New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque

    You get what you vote for. My god, people, what have you done to yourselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    No. Quite simply no. It is not my job as a human being to comply with anything. A warrant is the equivalent of "orders". I will not "just follow" them. Give me leaders and a government I can get behind and I might think it over but as of now there is nothing within my conscience - within the woman I have to look in the mirror - that demands that I bend the knee to any semblance of rule these people dictate. I am my authority. The ideas and myths I choose to value, the pride I have in myself and my work, me - not the DOJ. I comply as I see fit. Were I to own a large safe company I'd not have had an electronic back door and you can damn sure bet I'd have a legal department and lawyered up and fought for my clients' rights to their privacy because that's what my conscience would have dictated. They chose not to do that and now they are on the hook for that choice the same way I'd be on the hook for mine. Choices have consequences, all of them do, so you have to make sure that you believe in the choices you make. The government cannot provide me with a sheet of paper that let's me off that hook. Because I am a free woman. Freedom is a responsibility because sometimes it's hard. Sometimes it costs. Sometimes it is paid for in blood, sweat, tears, and years. Sometimes it's unpopular and uncomfortable. The lack of this kind of thinking is how we got here.
    Do the Podcast please! People want and need to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkm5 View Post
    By allowing radical activists into corporate positions of power and influence to appease their corrupt banker and political masters...
    I think this is a level above ESG. As you can see in a post of Rip's, the safe company was bought by a New York private equity fund, those guys are the ones creating ESG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan Dragisic View Post
    I think this is a level above ESG. As you can see in a post of Rip's, the safe company was bought by a New York private equity fund, those guys are the ones creating ESG.
    Yes, and they're using OUR investments and pensions against us to accomplish their nefarious goals.

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    You folks canít see the forest for the trees. Safes are not safe. At best they are safer. Back doors, no back doors, a determined person is getting in. This includes the best serendipitous entry team on the planet, and street criminals alike. What liberty did may be an egregious error, especially to the trust of their clients but it in no way compromised the security of their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Charles View Post
    You folks can’t see the forest for the trees. Safes are not safe. At best they are safer. Back doors, no back doors, a determined person is getting in. This includes the best serendipitous entry team on the planet, and street criminals alike. What liberty did may be an egregious error, especially to the trust of their clients but it in no way compromised the security of their product.
    Barry, what is it that I'm missing here? The company opened the safe for the feds. But the security of their product was not compromised? You'll have to admit that "getting in" is a helluva lot easier when the company just lets you in. Do you have a safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    No. Quite simply no. It is not my job as a human being to comply with anything.... I am my authority... I comply as I see fit.
    I have an American Security gun safe so no allegiance to Liberty. However, I am an attorney and thus have something to say about law and society. I don't agree that every person is their own authority. People who don't believe in God often take this tack -- they set their own morality. That might work if you are living an isolated life, but we live in a society. By choosing to be a member of society, you give up certain freedoms. Of course the Government can go rogue, and at some point the governed will rebel. But I think we are in the predicament we are in because our system of government was premised on a virtuous, educated, self-sufficient, and dare I say religious populace. We are no longer that. As much as I am a sincere libertarian, I shudder to think what would happen if everyone decided to live by their own authority.

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    I have a lot more respect for socially evolved mores than I do for politically derived laws. My behavior during the covid situation demonstrated this, I believe. Jenni probably agrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I have a lot more respect for socially evolved mores than I do for politically derived laws. My behavior during the covid situation demonstrated this, I believe. Jenni probably agrees.
    For socially evolved mores to actually work, there has to be stigma. It now seems acceptable, or at least tolerated, to have children without marriage, indoctrinate children regarding fringe sexual practices, crap on the sidewalk, etc. I suspect rather than socially evolving we are degenerating. And again, only if the populace is virtuous can we have confidence that our government will enact proper laws and fairly enforce those laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Barry, what is it that I'm missing here? The company opened the safe for the feds. But the security of their product was not compromised? You'll have to admit that "getting in" is a helluva lot easier when the company just lets you in. Do you have a safe?
    A safe with an electronic lock is assumed to have a back door. Giving it to the FBI makes it slightly less safe for you and me. They have the master key anyway. It’s a drill, grinder, torch and crowbar. Yes it’s easier to get in with the code in exactly the same way opening the front door for the police is easier than kicking it in.

    I have an old fashion safe. Real mechanical combination lock. It came with a factory combo but I changed it. It can only have one combo. Very heavy thick steel, but not big enough for long guns.

    Anecdotally , I had a handgun safe with a five button simplex lock. These are used all over the country including national security doors. When I brain farted the combo, in addition to some of the YouTube tricks, I realized there are only 1050 (or so) combos. You can try them all in ten minutes.

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