Resisting Arrest is a Contrived Charge

This article is not about Justin Bieber but it is titled The Persecution of Justin Bieber. I just had to post this because I think it’s a simple and straightforward explanation of something I’ve long believed: that resisting arrest is a contrived charge, used by the police to persecute anyone who has normal human instincts. You should probably read that article first before this one, since I think it does a better job than I did here. I have twice in my life had a police officer point a gun…

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Dear Senator

I am a wealthy white male. I own three homes in Pittsburgh. In my spare time I write books and novels which can be found on Amazon and I’m currently building a personal data organizer application and hope to build an application development business, most likely in Pittsburgh in the coming few years. I am also a police brutality survivor who has been struggling with the trauma from that event for half my lifetime. 20 years ago I watched a police officer frame a pale white man for resisting arrest,…

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American Criminals

I’d like to say something about all the “low-life” criminals in America: Television, movie, software and music pirating on the internet has provided low-income homes access to entertainment that would otherwise be mostly out of reach. Online pirates have forced the media industry to keep their prices competitive. For that, I thank you. Without drug dealers, society never would have learned of the medicinal benefits of marijuana, and thousands of patients would be suffering needlessly. For everyone who enjoys marijuana or uses it as medicine, we owe criminals a little…

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more pro-choice ideas

This is the second part to an article I wrote a long time ago called A New Perspective On Pro-Choice. It goes something like this… There are other arguments that for some reason are totally overlooked, maybe because they’re difficult to explain, or just sound cheezy or nerdy or because so many people believe that God will solve humanity’s large-scale problems for us so we don’t need to worry about them. 1) Babies take resources. The baby will grow to be an adult who will use even more resources. These…

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Laws don’t Protect Consumers

I found this page the other day on Huffington Post about Seattle banning ride share apps. Basically, there are phone applications used to connect riders with drivers and are allowing people to save a lot of money on rides around town. I have never used one of these but have friends who rave about them. Seattle, apparently is a testing ground for these kind things. It seems to be working out well for Car-2-Go as well as the companies listed in the article as well as my friends who use…

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Anarchism Quotes

In 2020 I finally decided to stop identifying as an anarchist. My reasons are complex. I still hold  a lot of the same values as before but I label them differently. Here’s a bunch of quotes I picked up a number of years ago that I felt apply to anarchism at least in some way even if the people who said them aren’t anarchists. This list has been sitting around for years. I’m probably not going to do anything more important with it than put it in a blog post…

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22 True Stories of non-consent

I’ll start with a trigger warning. This is a rapid-fire series of true stories from my life, each of which made me think in some way about consent. I may be a white male from an upper-middle class family but I’ve still seen some shit. Consider yourself warned. I think all humans face enough non-consensual situations to fill a book, so we have to pick and choose which ones will be significant. These are the ones I chose. You can jump around if you feel like it since most of…

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What Neuralink is, What it Does, Why it’s Awesome

What Neuralink is, What it Does, Why it’s Awesome A quick and simple explanation of this revolutionary device The neuralink is a tiny computer about the size of a quarter that attaches to the outside of your skull. 1024 microscopic tendrils connect to 1024 different neurons in your brain. The device then gives you read and write access to those 1024 neurons. At its core that’s really all there is to it. It can Bluetooth into your phone and give you a readout on what those neurons are doing and allow…

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How to Re-Invent Crime Prevention

6 ways to upgrade police, 17 crime prevention ideas and 7 anti-crime concepts This image from: http://mudcompany.thecomicseries.com/comics/148/ My plan is to continue adding to this page as I come up with new ideas. If you can think of anything I’ve missed, please leave a comment and I may add them. Police are not the enemy: Any move to “defund” the police should make the promise that if we need to lay off any officers, we must guarantee them paid college education, job placement services and moving expenses as part of their…

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If I Turn Up Dead…

Just a safety precaution if the worst should happen I do not have any specific reason to fear for my safety. No one has specifically threatened me, but due to my speaking out on certain topics, I think it’s important to say a couple things just to be on the safe side. I pledge to all my friends, family and anyone else reading this that I will never, under any circumstances, kill myself. I have not had the slightest desire since I was in high school. In fact, the opposite is…

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My Tactics for Arguing to Re-Invent the Police or any Political Discussion

My Tactics for Arguing to Re-Invent the Police or any Political Discussion My personal notes and rules about how to behave in a discussion These are notes and rules I have written for myself to remember when I am in a political discussion. I intend to follow them as much as possible but I am sure I will have some unfortunate exceptions. While many of these concepts might work for anyone, many of them are tailored specifically for me and my personal speaking style and goals. I am not trying…

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Increase Mental Health Funding to Stop Violence

Quick Fact Sheet to give credibility to a logical approach of addressing & correcting Mental Illness to Reduce Crime Rates. A friend of mine made this fact sheet after reading my Pittsburgh City Council Speech. I cannot take responsibility for this work but I’m very happy with it. Importance of Supporting Transfer of Funds — Kalin’s experience with avoiding calling the police is a common sentiment among Americans. Having to choose between being in danger or putting a friend at risk of a life-long criminal record is a heart wrenching example of why…

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Things I want to do when I’m a millionaire

stuff that’s more meaningful than buying a yacht I do not claim any sort of ownership or copyright on any of these ideas so if you want to take one and run with it, please go for it. Let me know how it turns out and maybe I can help. I haven’t quite made it to millionaire status yet but there’s still time. I’m 41 now and plan on retiring at 45. My early retirement may be taken up with Custom Data Organizer, the spreadsheet-replacement app I am currently building, so…

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Pittsburgh City Council Speech July 15

My planned defund the police speech for Pittsburgh City Council meeting on July 15, 2020 https://pittsburghpa.gov/clerk/council-meetings Good evening. I’m Kalin Ringkvist. I’m a software engineer, real-estate investor, and police brutality survivor. Through my 41 years I have seen over and over again, law enforcement being counter-productive to actual crime prevention. If you take the time to genuinely listen to people who have been harmed by police, you will have no choice but to conclude that police are driving people to commit more crime, not less. When I was in my early…

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Heart Disease will Kill More this Year than Coronavirus

Our reactions to the virus are wildly inconsistent with life’s other dangers NASA estimates that around 5,000 people died worldwide from various effects of nuclear power between 1971 and 2009, including meltdowns. By comparison, coal is estimated to kill 800,000 people per year. However, nuclear power is far more scary and people get far more upset about nuclear power plants in their communities. Why is that? Likewise, most of us know that airplanes are safer than cars, but we are still more terrified of them. If you really look at all…

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Philly Cheesesteak Bread Loaf

beef, cheese, onions, peppers and mushrooms baked into a fresh loaf roast beef shredded cheese (I used a mix of colby and mozzarella) bread dough onion mushrooms green pepper salt and seasonings I started by making dough with lots of garlic and onion using my breadmaking system. When the dough was almost ready I sliced up a couple onions, most of a carton of mushrooms and a bell pepper. I sauteed the vegetables with some salt and pepper until they were mostly caramelized. Then I sliced the roast beef into…

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My Night in Jail

My Night in Jail So much knowledge about criminal justice corruption gained in one night I stood at a counter in the back of a high-volume fish and chips restaurant breading cod when the kitchen manager, Rob, grabbed me and invited me to smoke a bowl in the outside storage area. I normally did not smoke pot at work, however I would usually make an exception when my boss insisted. I left the fish sitting on the table and we headed out to the porch and sat down on a couple plastic…

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All My Police Interactions

All My Police Interactions A brief history of my life when it comes to the cops My first ever interaction with the police happened while I was pooping in a library bathroom in third grade. I left my backpack outside the stall. The librarian came in, saw my backpack but not my feet under the stall door. She had a meltdown thinking it was a bomb and called an officer who happened to be nearby. The cop talked her down until I finally had the nerve to speak up and tell…

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My Police Brutality Story

My Police Brutality Story First I’ll start with a trigger warning. I include bloody details. But please remember: I did not get a trigger warning before watching this. Certain details have been changed so that the exact time and location can’t be identified. The quotes are certainly not precise. I did my best to recreate my experience as accurately as I could but I am well aware of the problems with human memories, particularly with intense experiences. That’s all I can offer. Around the year 2000 I went to a…

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35 Ways Criminal Justice is Counter-Productive to Peace on Earth

1. The concept behind criminal justice is that there must be consequences for wrongdoing, that we must punish people in order to discourage them from doing certain actions. However, this same concept is used to motivate many types of crime. Murdering your wife for cheating on you, for example, can seem perfectly acceptable under our standard concept of justice, because adultery can cause a partner tremendous pain and people feel there must be consequences for causing such pain. Vengeance; or, as the criminal sees it, justice. 2. Criminals often commit…

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Changing Our Views on Criminal Justice

Changing Our Views on Criminal Justice Here I go again, babbling about criminal justice I’ve spent a lot of words attacking the concept of criminal justice, as many anarchists and other peace-advocates have, exposing the corruption and ineffectiveness of the police and prison systems. However, we also need to try to focus on a vision for the future, and how our world would work without these systems, as I think many who don’t understand just let their imaginations run wild and just see a Mad Max world where everyone is just running…

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What if there’s a Better Way?

What if there’s a Better Way? I have a few questions for my fellow Americans and human beings… What if our core attitudes about criminal justice are deeply flawed and have not served the long-term interests of a peaceful and prosperous society? What if the hatred and fear toward police and government is a predictable consequence of those organizations infringing on people’s rights? What if teaching people to live their lives based on legal and illegal is also teaching them to ignore right and wrong? What if being overwhelmed with laws…

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Thai peanut sauce

Thai peanut sauce half jar of peanut butter (I have been using peanut butter powder and water) 1 can coconut milk (I have also successfully used coconut cream and more water) 1tbsp powdered ginger 1.5tsp soy sauce or 1tsp salt 1tsp garlic powder 1tsp onion powder optional: coriander, sriracha sauce, sugar (1 tbsp), lime juice, tahini, fish sauce Note that all my measurements are total guesses. I have never actually measured when doing this recipe so tread carefully. Dump the coconut milk in your bowl and add water and peanut butter.…

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Efficient and Flexible Breadmaker Dough

Efficient and Flexible Breadmaker Dough Make frybread/naan, hamburger/hotdog buns, dinner rolls and regular bread all from same streamlined system Preparation ingredients (per loaf): 1.1 cup water (a little more than a cup) 2 tablespoons sugar or honey 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons oil Breadmaking ingredients: Whatever seasonings you want (you’ll need a lot of seasoning). Mrs. Dash or a knockoff salt-free seasoning is wonderful. Minced garlic, rosemary, and finely chopped onion are all great options. For sweet breads like cinnamon-raisin bread you can add a few extra tablespoons of sugar…

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