Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Russian Hackers?!$!?

So what does it mean when we're told the US Department of Homeland Security will manage the 2016 Presidential elections? Does it mean elements within the federal government have rigged the election? Sounds like it, eh? At least, that's how Obama and his gangsters are scaring the American public this week.

Have you noticed? It's something every week; some new government interdiction into government and law and now, a shrill sound coming from Washington so they can have full control over the election process.

When are we going to learn? These people are criminals telling us we must listen and obey. We must curb our speech and learn to be loyal to the state. We must realize our efforts to maintain personal freedom and control over our financial lives are misguided and not good for the collective. The collective is all. We are the Borg, assimilate, assimilate, assimilate.

All that conspiracy nonsense about covert, communists groups and shadowy billionaires financing operations to overthrow governments and stage incidents to further influence citizen's perceptions... all that stuff about the attack on 9/11 and the subsequent wars against fanatics in far-off places... all that stuff about mad killers and the second amendment... it's all arranged and fixed just like the US presidential elections.

Therefore, it's no surprise that our sold-out, criminal government has announced that they are going to be in charge of the elections. How else can they guarantee the results?

They say they have to do it because Russian hackers are too big of a threat and they might skew the election results. Do you really believe that nonsense? Maybe you believe the Clintons are innocent or that Obama has the safety of the Caucasian race in mind? Hmm? Will they be at the polls? Will they work alongside UN observers and members of the Black Panther political party? Can I get a hell yeah!?

Isn't it great how the country is finally coming together?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Libran Exchange

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Alien means different...

A craft from beyond the solar system enters Earth orbit and announces it is carrying the first interstellar visitor from another world. An exchange of ambassadors is hastily arranged amid intrigue, mystery, and romance. Alien means different and all soon discover that nothing is at it seems. The Libran Exchange is authored by Thomas Stone, the madman of sci-fi and the first practitioner of quantum consciousness (ok, that's an inside joke). The Libran Exchange is intended for a general audience as well as an offering to both younger and older fans of science fiction.

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Ha ha! Isn't that funny?

The Sunday Edition (.017)

Bienvenidos one and all! Thanks for surfing in and thanks for reading. This issue of the NTD Sunday Edition is packed with all the news you dread to hear, from Hillary's cheating, lying, and treasonous run for the presidency to political assassinations in Bolivia. Good stuff.

• Have you seen the Open Borders political website? Do you believe in open borders and dropping our sovereign status as a nation? Maybe you don't really know what that would mean. It would mean some group, like the United Nations, would run the USA. The Constitution would become null and void (under Obama, it already has) and the US would change into something else. Maybe we'd come around to look like Belize or Haiti. Wouldn't it be fun to have voodoo shops springing up on every corner? One more point on open borders. I did a Google search and found loads of articles touting the benefits of open borders, yet nothing against. Ya really think search engine results are not weighed out and manipulated? Ya think Santa delivers all those toys too?

• The all-star Hollywood Hippie Burning Man Festival in the desert north of Las Vegas is going strong as I write this. The Man burns on Saturday, September 3, so there is still plenty of time to get there.

• Astronomers in Hawaii say they have located a galaxy that is comprised almost entirely of black matter. How do they know this if they cannot tell us what black matter is? I'm serious here. How do they know the discovered galaxy is made up of dark matter? Is this another race baiting article by the Associated Press? All galaxies matter!

• Why do political candidates have to collect so much friggin' money in order to run for office? They'll tell you that serious candidacy is an expensive proposition. They'll tell you the television commercials alone cost millions. They'll talk about staffing costs and travel budgets and how much all those decals and posters and lapel buttons cost. Then there are the unseen costs: expensive clothes, consultants, writers, advisors, make-up artists, as well as the traveling clown entourage who lend moral support and deflect blame. All that must be paid for somehow. Still, it's not where the bulk of the money goes. So, where does it all go?

It goes to buy votes and influence, that's where it goes. It's simple influence peddling. Give me money and I'll give you what you want, or access to what you want, and when I'm president (or mayor, or governor, or senator), I'll turn a blind eye to your nefarious schemes as long as you keep on helping me to gather more influence and power.

That is what modern-day American politicians do. They sell your right to justice and pervert the law of the land so that they may become like royalty instead of elected officials. By extension, anyone who works for the government in any capacity becomes more powerful by being associated with the system. My question is, doesn't anybody work for themselves anymore?

"Do you think you're more important or smarter because you make more money than me? Well, that's just a stupid way to think. The truth is, most of you couldn't carry my water either intellectually or physically." -- Jacob Crisp

• In yet another useless, time-consuming, waste of money and resources, some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programs, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of British television.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky are all taking part in Project Diamond, a scheme which will gather data on the gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity of all key staff working in television production, from the actors to the sound technicians.

All of the information will be fed into an encrypted computer system which will anonymize the data and allow trends to be monitored.

• Hey! No staged shootings anywhere or beheadings in the desert this week!

• What's going on in Syria this week? I suppose the media will let me know if our side is winning or our side is losing...

• San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

His latest refusal to stand for the anthem -- he has done this in at least one other preseason game -- came before the 49ers' preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

The 49ers issued a statement about Kaepernick's decision: "The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem."

By taking a stand for civil rights, Kaepernick, 28, joins other athletes, like the NBA's Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony and several WNBA players in using their platform and status to show just how ignorant they are of American history, politics, and human nature. These pampered athletes are the rich elite among the common citizenry and not known for their intellect.

• In a shocking development in Bolivia, striking workers - who were demanding more mining concessions with less stringent environmental rules - kidnapped and "savagely beat to death" 56-year-old Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is calling Friday a day of "deep pain" for the country following the violent murder of Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes on his way to negotiate with striiking mine-workers. Illanes "was kidnapped, tortured and murdered," Morales said. As Reuters reports, officials said he died of blows to the head.

Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling metal prices.

The miners were demanding they be allowed to work for private companies, who promise to put more cash in their pockets. President Evo Morales, who began as a champion of the working class and privatized the nation's mining industry, only to see his support crater amid the downturn. Striking miners say Morales has become a shill of the rich, and done little to help them make ends meet as the economy slows.

Deputy Minister Rodolfo Illanes, whose formal title is vice minister of the interior regime, had traveled Thursday to the scene of the violent protests in an effort to negotiate with the strikers who armed themselves with dynamite and seized several highways.

As AP reports, the fatal beating came after the killings of two protesters in clashes with police Wednesday, deaths that likely fueled the tensions.

Illanes, who was also a lawyer and university professor, had gone to Panduro, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of La Paz, to open a dialogue with the miners.

Just kidding! Not really!
Of course, I'm joking! Or am I?
They had blockaded the highway there since Monday, stranding thousands of vehicles and passengers.

Officials said he was taken hostage by the miners Thursday morning. At midday Illanes said on his Twitter account: "My health is fine, my family can be calm." There were reports that he had heart problems.

Illanes' body was later found abandoned on the side of the highway, his car burned.

This could be a new trend as far as the way politicians and leaders of nations (and banks) are treated. We can only hope for justice at this point in the evolution of socialism and worldwide tyranny.

All righty then. It's not often I have visitors out here at the North Texas Drifter world headquarters because I'm on the edge of being a long drive from anywhere; regardless, one pilgrim finally showed up. I found him to be worthy and gave him his own personal guitar chord. If he practices with diligence, he may one day gain total consciousness whenever he plays Purple Haze. He couldn't wait to get back home to start practicing.

Friday, August 26, 2016


Marvel Universe, Korean version.
In the Marvel comics universe, many of the characters have alliterative names like Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Matt Murdock, and so on. There is a reason for it. It is because comic book legend Stan Lee used the alliterative monikers as a way to help himself remember them all.

Spaghetti Sauce

Make your own. Here is how to do it and what you'll need.

• 1 lb lean ground beef
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 (1lb) cans of tomatoes, cut up
• 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
• 1 (12oz) can tomato paste
• 1 cup beef bouillon
• 2 tbs minced parsley
• 1 tbs brown sugar
• 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
• 1 tsp dired basil leaves
• 1 tsp salt
• ¼ tsp pepper


In a large skillet or slow-cooking pot with a browning unit, crumble the meat with onion and garlic. Break up pieces of meat with fork and cook until it loses its red color, then drain off excess fat. In a slow-cooking pot, combine browned meat, onions, and garlic with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over hot spaghetti. The sauce can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

An anepronym is a trade name that has come to be used generally in the language, like Kleenex, Jacuzzi or Google, or Xerox.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Doc Holliday

John Henry "Doc" Holliday was born on August 4, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, to Henry Burroughs Holliday and Alice Jane Holliday (née McKey). His father served in the Mexican–American War and in the Confederacy during the Civil War. His family baptized him at the First Presbyterian Church in 1852.

In 1864 his family moved to Valdosta, Georgia. Holliday's mother died of tuberculosis on September 16, 1866, when he was 15 years old. Three months later, his father married Rachel Martin. While in Valdosta, he attended the Valdosta Institute, where he received a strong classical secondary education in rhetoric, grammar, mathematics, history, and languages—principally Latin but also French and some Ancient Greek.

In 1870 the 19-year-old Holliday left home to begin dental school in Philadelphia. On March 1, 1872, at the age of 20, he met the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery (which later merged with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine). He graduated five months before his 21st birthday, which would have been problematic since this age was needed both to hold a D.D.S. degree and to practice dentistry as anything other than a student under a preceptor in Georgia.

Holliday did not go home after graduation but worked as an assistant with a classmate, A. Jameson Fuches, Jr., in St. Louis, Missouri. By the end of July he had moved to Atlanta, where he lived with his uncle and his family while beginning his career as a dentist. A few weeks before his birthday, the Atlanta papers carried an announcement by noted dentist Arthur C. Ford in Atlanta that Holliday would fill his place in the office while he was attending dental meetings. This was the beginning of Holliday's career in private practice as a dentist, but it lasted only a short time, until December.

Holliday's cousin by marriage was Margaret Mitchell, who wrote Gone With the Wind.

Holliday had ash-blond hair. In early adulthood, he stood about 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighed about 160 pounds (73 kg).

Shortly after beginning his dental practice, Holliday was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He may have contracted the disease from his mother, although he may also have caught it from a coughing or sneezing patient. Little or no precaution was taken against this during dental procedures, as tuberculosis was not known to be contagious until 1885. He was given only a few months to live, but he considered that moving to the drier and warmer southwestern United States might slow the deterioration of his health.

In September 1873, Holliday moved to Dallas, Texas, where he opened a dental office with fellow dentist and Georgian John A. Seegar. Their office was located between Market and Austin Streets along Elm Street, about three blocks east of the site of today's Dealey Plaza. He soon began gambling and realized this was a more profitable source of income, since patients feared going to his office because of his ongoing cough. On May 12, 1874, Holliday and 12 others were indicted in Dallas for illegal gambling. He was arrested in Dallas in January 1875 after trading gunfire with a saloon-keeper, but no one was injured and he was found not guilty. He moved his offices to Denison, Texas, and after being found guilty of, and fined for, "gaming" in Dallas, he decided to leave the state.

Holliday made his way to Denver, traveling the stage routes and staying at army outposts along the way, practicing his trade as a gambler. In the summer of 1875 he settled in Denver under the alias "Tom Mackey", working as a Faro dealer for John A. Babb's Theatre Comique at 357 Blake street. Here he heard about gold being discovered in Wyoming, and on February 5, 1876, he relocated to Cheyenne, working as a dealer for Babb's partner, Thomas Miller, who owned a saloon called the Bella Union. In the fall of 1876, Miller moved the Bella Union to Deadwood (site of the gold rush in the Dakota Territory), and Holliday moved with him.

In 1877, Holliday returned to Cheyenne and Denver, eventually making his way to Kansas to visit an aunt. He left Kansas and returned to Texas, setting up as a gambler in the town of Breckenridge, Texas. On July 4, 1877, he got involved in an altercation with another gambler named Henry Kahn, whom Holliday beat with his walking stick repeatedly. Both men were arrested and fined, but later in the day Kahn shot Holliday, wounding him seriously.

Wyatt Earp
The Dallas Weekly Herald incorrectly reported Holliday as dead in its July 7 edition. His cousin, George Henry Holliday, moved west to take care of him during his recovery. Fully recovered, Holliday relocated to Fort Griffin, Texas, where he met "Big Nose Kate" (Mary Katharine Horony) and began his longtime involvement with her. In Fort Griffin, Holliday was initially introduced to Wyatt Earp through mutual friend John Shanssey. Earp had stopped at Fort Griffin, Texas, before returning to Dodge City in 1878 to become the assistant city marshal, serving under Charlie Bassett. The two began to form an unlikely friendship—Earp more even-tempered and controlled, Holliday more hot-headed and impulsive. This friendship was cemented in 1878 in Dodge City, Kansas, when Holliday defended Earp in a saloon against a handful of cowboys out to kill Earp, and where both Earp and Holliday had traveled to make money gambling with the cowboys who drove cattle from Texas.

Holliday was still practicing dentistry on the side from his rooms in Fort Griffin and in Dodge City, as indicated in an 1878 Dodge newspaper advertisement (he promised money back for less than complete customer satisfaction), but this is the last known time he attempted to practice. Holliday was primarily a gambler, although he had a reputation as a deadly gunman. Modern research has only identified three instances in which he shot someone. In the summer of 1878, Holliday assisted Earp during a barroom confrontation when Earp "was surrounded by desperadoes". Earp credited Holliday with saving his life that day, and the two became friends as a result.

One documented instance happened when Holliday was employed during a railroad dispute. On July 19, 1879, Holliday and noted gunman John Joshua Webb were seated in a saloon in Las Vegas, New Mexico, when former U.S. Army scout named Mike Gordon tried to persuade one of the saloon girls, a former girlfriend, to leave town with him. When she refused, Gordon stormed outside, One report says he began firing into the building, and another that after Doc followed him outside, Gordon shot at him. In either case, Holliday pulled his own weapon and killed him. When Gordon died the next day, Holliday left town.

Dodge City was not a frontier town for long. By 1879 it had become too respectable for the sort of people who had seen it through its early days. For many, it was time to move on to places not yet reached by the civilizing railroad—places where money was to be made. By this time Holliday was as well known for his prowess as a gunfighter as for his gambling, although the latter was his trade and the former was simply a reputation. Through his friendship with Wyatt and the other Earp brothers, especially Morgan and Virgil, Holliday made his way to the silver-mining boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, in September 1880. The Earps had been there since December 1879. Some accounts state that the Earps sent for Holliday when they realized the problems they faced in their feud with the Cowboy faction. In Tombstone, Holliday quickly became embroiled in the local politics and violence that led up to the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in October 1881.

Gunfight at the OK Corral
The gunfight happened in front of, and next to, Fly's boarding house and picture studio (where Holliday had a room) the day after a late night of hard drinking and poker playing by Ike Clanton. The Clantons and McLaurys collected in the space between the boarding house and the house west of it before being confronted by the Earps. Holliday may have thought they were there specifically to assassinate him.

It is known that Holliday carried a coach gun from the local stage office into the fight. He was given the weapon just before the fight by Virgil Earp, as Holliday was wearing a long coat that could conceal it. Virgil Earp in turn took Holliday's walking stick, and by not going conspicuously armed, Virgil was seeking to avoid alarm in the citizenry of Tombstone, and in the Clantons and McLaurys.

An inquest and arraignment hearing determined the gunfight was not a criminal act on the part of Holliday and the Earps. The situation in Tombstone soon grew worse when Virgil Earp was ambushed and permanently injured in December 1881. Then Morgan Earp was ambushed and killed in March 1882. After Morgan's murder, Virgil Earp and many remaining members of the Earp families fled town. Holliday and Wyatt Earp stayed in Tombstone to exact retribution on Ike Clanton and the corrupt members known as the Cowboys. In Tucson, while Wyatt, Warren Earp, and Holliday were escorting the wounded Virgil Earp and his wife Allie on the first stage of their trip to California, they prevented another ambush, and this may have been the start of the vendetta against Morgan's killers.

Several Cowboys were identified by witnesses as suspects in the shooting of Virgil Earp on December 27, 1881, and the assassination of Morgan Earp on March 19, 1882. Some circumstantial evidence also pointed to their involvement.

Wyatt Earp had been appointed Deputy U.S. Marshall after Virgil was maimed. He deputized Holliday, Warren Earp, Sherman McMasters, and "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson, and they guarded Virgil Earp and his wife Allie on their way to the train for California. In Tucson, the group spotted Frank Stilwell and Ike Clanton who they thought was lying in wait to kill Virgil. On Monday, March 20, 1882, Frank Stilwell's body was found at dawn alongside the railroad tracks, riddled with buckshot and gunshot wounds.

Tucson Justice of the Peace Charles Meyer issued arrest warrants for five of the Earp party, including Holliday. On March 21, they returned briefly to Tombstone, where they were joined by Texas Jack Vermillion and possibly others. Wyatt deputized the men who rode with him. After leaving Tombstone, the posse made its way to Spence's wood-cutting camp in the South Pass of the Dragoon Mountains. There they found and killed Florentino "Indian Charlie" Cruz. Over the next few days they also located and killed "Curly Bill" Brocius and wounded at least two other men thought to be responsible for Morgan's death. Holliday and four other members of the posse were still faced with warrants for Stilwell's death. The group elected to leave the Arizona Territory for New Mexico and then Colorado. While in Trinidad, Colorado, Wyatt Earp and Holliday parted ways, going separately to different parts of Colorado. Holliday arrived in Colorado in mid April 1882.

On May 15, 1882, Holliday was arrested in Denver on the Arizona warrant for murdering Frank Stilwell. Wyatt Earp, fearing that Holliday could not receive a fair trial in Arizona, asked his friend Bat Masterson, Chief of Police of Trinidad, Colorado, to help get Holliday released. The extradition hearing was set for May 30. Late in the evening of May 29, Masterson needed help getting an appointment with Colorado Governor Frederick Walker Pitkin. He contacted E.D. Cowen, capital reporter for the Denver Tribune, who held political sway in town. Cowen later wrote, "He submitted proof of the criminal design upon Holliday's life. Late as the hour was, I called on Pitkin." After meeting with Masterson, Pitkin was persuaded by whatever evidence he presented and refused to honor Arizona's extradition request. His legal reasoning was that the extradition papers for Holliday contained faulty legal language, and that there was already a Colorado warrant out for Holliday—one on bunco charges that Masterson had fabricated in Pueblo, Colorado.

Masterson took Holliday to Pueblo, where he was released on bond two weeks after his arrest. Holliday and Wyatt met briefly after Holliday's release during June 1882 in Gunnison.

On July 14, 1882, Johnny Ringo was found dead in the crotch of a large tree in West Turkey Creek Valley, near Chiricahua Peak, Arizona Territory, with a bullet hole in his right temple and a revolver hanging from a finger of his hand. The book, I Married Wyatt Earp, supposedly written by Josephine Marcus Earp, reported that Wyatt Earp and Holliday returned to Arizona to find and kill Ringo. Actually written by Glen Boyer, the book states that Holliday killed Ringo with a rifle shot at a distance, contradicting the coroner's ruling that Ringo's death was a suicide. However, Boyer's book has been discredited as a fraud and a hoax that cannot be relied upon. In response to criticism about the book's authenticity, Boyer said the book was not really a first-person account, that he had interpreted Wyatt Earp in Josephine's voice, and admitted that he could not produce any documents to vindicate his methods.

Official records of the Pueblo County, Colorado, District Court indicate that both Holliday and his attorney appeared in court there on July 11, 14, and 18, 1882. Author Karen Holliday Tanner, in Doc Holliday, A Family Portrait, speculated that Holliday may not have been in Pueblo at the time of the court date, citing a writ of habeas corpus issued for him in court on July 11. She believes that only his attorney may have appeared on his behalf that day, in spite of the wording of a court record that indicated he may have appeared in person—in propria persona or "in his own person". She cites this as standard legal filler text that does not necessarily prove the person was present. There is no doubt that Holliday arrived in Salida, Colorado, on July 7 as reported in a town newspaper. This is 500 miles (800 km) from the site of Ringo's death, six days before the shooting.

Holliday spent the rest of his life in Colorado. After a stay in Leadville, he suffered from the high altitude. He increasingly depended on alcohol and laudanum to ease the symptoms of tuberculosis, and his health and his ability to gamble began to deteriorate.

Big Nose Kate
(Hollywood version)
In 1887, prematurely gray and badly ailing, Holliday made his way to the Hotel Glenwood, near the hot springs of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. (The Hotel Glenwood was not a sanatorium, as is popularly believed. The sanatorium in Glenwood Springs was not built until many years after Holliday's death.) He hoped to take advantage of the reputed curative power of the waters, but the sulfurous fumes from the spring may have done his lungs more harm than good. As he lay dying, Holliday is reported to have asked the nurse attending him at the Hotel Glenwood for a shot of whiskey. When she told him no, he looked at his bootless feet, amused. The nurses said that his last words were, "Damn, this is funny." Holliday died at 10 am on November 8, 1887. He was 36. It was reported that no one ever thought that Holliday would die in bed with his boots off.

Recent Holliday biographer Gary L. Roberts, however, considers it unlikely that Holliday, who had scarcely left his bed for two months, would have been able to speak coherently, if at all, on the day he died. Although the legend persists that Wyatt Earp was present when Holliday died, Earp did not learn of Holliday's death until two months afterward. Big Nose Kate later said she attended to him in his final days, but it is also doubtful that she was present.

The Glenwood Springs Ute Chief of November 12, 1887, wrote in his obituary that Holliday had been baptized in the Catholic Church. This assertion in his obituary was based on correspondence written between Holliday and his cousin, Sister Mary Melanie, a Catholic nun. No baptismal record exists, however, in St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs or at the Annunciation Catholic Church in nearby Leadville, Colorado. Holliday's mother had been raised a Methodist and later joined a Presbyterian church (her husband's faith) but objected to the Presbyterian doctrine of predestination and reconverted to Methodism publicly before she died, saying she wanted her son John to know what she believed. Holliday himself was later to say that he had joined a Methodist church in Dallas. At the end of his life, Holliday had struck up friendships with both a Catholic priest, Father E.T. Downey, and a Presbyterian minister, Rev. W.S. Randolph, in Glenwood Springs. When he died, Father Downey was out of town, and so Rev. Randolph presided over the burial at 4 pm on the same day Holliday died. The services were said to be in the presence of "many friends."

He is buried in Linwood Cemetery overlooking Glenwood Springs. Because it was November and the ground may have been frozen, some authors like Bob Boze Bell have speculated that Holliday could not have been buried in his marked grave in the Linwood Cemetery, which was only accessible via a difficult mountain road. Holliday biographer Gary Roberts, however, has located evidence that other bodies were transported to the Linwood Cemetery at the same time of the month that year. And the papers reported at the time explicitly that the burial was in the Linwood Cemetery; no exhumation has been attempted.

In an 1896 article Wyatt Earp said that "Doc was a dentist, not a lawman or an assassin, whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a frontier vagabond; a philosopher whom life had made a caustic wit; a long lean, ash-blond fellow nearly dead with consumption, and at the same time the most skillful gambler and the nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew."

In a newspaper interview Holliday was once asked if his conscience ever troubled him. He is reported to have said, "I coughed that up with my lungs, years ago."

Holliday & Big Nose Kate
Big Nose Kate, his longtime companion, remembered Holliday's reaction after his role in the O.K. Corral gunfight. She reported that Holliday came back to his room, sat on the bed, wept, and said, "That was awful—awful".

Publicly, Holliday could be as fierce as was needed for a gambling man to earn respect. In Tombstone in January 1882, he told Johnny Ringo (as recorded by diarist Parsons), "All I want of you is ten paces out in the street." He and Ringo were prevented from a gunfight only by the Tombstone police (which did not include the Earps at the time), who arrested them both. During the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Holliday likely killed Tom McLaury and probably fired the second bullet, which killed Frank McLaury. Although Frank McLaury is sometimes erroneously stated to have been hit by three bullets (based on the next-day news accounts in Tombstone papers), the coroner's inquest found Frank was hit only in the stomach and through the back of the head under his ear; therefore, either Holliday or Wyatt missed Frank. Holliday was also present at the death of Frank Stilwell in Tucson, Arizona, and the other three men killed during the Earp Vendetta Ride.

In three of his four known pistol fights, he shot one opponent (Billy Allen) in the arm and one (Charles White) across the scalp and missed one man (saloonkeeper Charles Austin) entirely. In an early incident in Tombstone in 1880, shortly after he arrived in town, a drunken Holliday managed to shoot Oriental Saloon owner Milt Joyce in the hand and his bartender Parker in the toe (neither was the man Holliday originally quarreled with). For this, Holliday was fined for assault and battery. With the exception of Mike Gordon in 1879, there are no contemporaneous newspaper or legal records to match the many unnamed men whom Holliday is credited with killing in popular folklore; the same is true for the several tales of knifings credited to Holliday by early biographers. Some scholars have argued that Holliday may have allowed his reputation to remain as it was and in reality may not have killed anyone.

In a March 1882 interview with the Arizona Daily Star, Virgil Earp told the reporter, "There was something very peculiar about Doc. He was gentlemanly, a good dentist, a friendly man, and yet outside of us boys I don't think he had a friend in the Territory. Tales were told that he had murdered men in different parts of the country; that he had robbed and committed all manner of crimes, and yet when persons were asked how they knew it, they could only admit that it was hearsay, and that nothing of the kind could really be traced up to Doc's account."

Biographer Karen Holliday Tanner found that Holliday had been arrested 17 times before his 1881 shootout in Tombstone. Only one arrest, an 1879 shootout with Mike Gordon in New Mexico, was for murder. Holliday was not successfully prosecuted. In the preliminary hearing following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Judge Wells Spicer exonerated Holliday's actions as a duly appointed lawman. In Denver, the warrant for Frank Stilwell's murder went unserved when the governor was persuaded by Trinidad Chief of Police Bat Masterson to release Holliday to his custody for bunco charges.

Out of all his other arrests, Holliday pleaded guilty to two gambling charges, one charge of carrying a deadly weapon in the city (in connection with the argument with Ringo), and one misdemeanor assault and battery charge (his shooting of Joyce and Parker). The others were all dismissed or returned as "not guilty".

Wyatt Earp recounted one event during which Holliday killed a fellow gambler named Ed Bailey. Wyatt and his common-law wife Mattie Blaylock were in Fort Griffin, Texas, during the winter of 1878, looking for gambling opportunities. Earp visited the saloon of his old friend from Cheyenne, John Shannsey, and met Holliday at the Cattle Exchange.

According to Earp, Holliday was playing poker with a well-liked local man named Ed Bailey. Holliday caught Bailey "monkeying with the dead wood," or the discard pile, which was against the rules. Holliday reminded Bailey to "play poker", which was a polite way to caution him to stop cheating. When Bailey made the same move again, Holliday took the pot without showing his hand, which was his right under the rules. Bailey immediately went for his pistol, but Holliday whipped out a knife from his breast pocket and "caught Bailey just below the brisket" or upper chest. Bailey died and Holliday, new to town, was detained in his room at the Planter's Hotel.

In Stuart Lake's best-selling biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal (1931), Earp is quoted as saying that Holliday's girlfriend, Big Nose Kate, devised a diversion. She procured a second pistol from a friend in town and then, removing a horse from its shed behind the hotel, set fire to the shed. When everyone but Holliday and the lawmen guarding him ran to put out the fire, she calmly walked in and tossed Holliday the second pistol. However, no contemporary records of any either Bailey's death or of the shed fire have been found. In addition, Big Nose Kate denied before she died in 1940 that the story was true and laughed at the idea of "a 116-pound woman holding a gun on a sheriff".

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

McGregor/Diaz II

I watched the McGregor/Diaz fight again last night and can safely report that my conclusions are the same about the outcome of the contest. McGregor won by pummeling Diaz more often than Diaz pummeled McGregor. Furthermore, McGregor proves himself to be a master tactician and a consummate martial artist who tenaciously earned his victory. Diaz was good too, just not quite good enough. Conor was the smaller man by 20 pounds or so and it showed when the two men squared off. Diaz towered over McGregor and looked huge, landing heavy shots of his own. McGregor, however, didn't go down whereas Diaz was knocked down three times in the first two rounds. There will probably be a rubber match one of these days but if I was Conor, I'd wedge in a couple of money bouts first. The UFC is going to make McGregor defend his title again against Jose Aldo and that means McGregor now must drop back down to 145 pounds. McGregor was 168 prior to the Diaz fight and by all indications had a tough time putting on muscle weight for the contest. In any case, both McGregor's and Diaz's stock has risen as their popularity has grown. We'll be seeing both of these guys in big fights in the near future. Conor McGregor is the biggest draw in the UFC organization, maybe in the world. Tell me, would you rather watch Floyd Mayweather run from an opponent for ten rounds or watch real warriors slug it out for three five rounds?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Sunday Edition (.016)

Welcome to the 16th edition of the NTD Sunday Edition. Things are getting even more interesting in the US presidential race with the media totally in the sack for the Democrats. Truly an amazing failure of how the American political system is supposed to work. However, as they always say, it isn't over until Pelosi squeals.

I typically begin my daily data review with a look at the Associated Press headlines. Now, everybody knows AP is a total propaganda news service for the establishment, right? Today's top headline was that Illinois (perennially Democrat-controlled) had passed new rules for domestic workers; that is, those who work as servants to other Americans. By the way, do you have any servants? I don't, although I wouldn't mind having my own personal welder or maybe a mechanic to work on my old truck. Anyway, the new rules guarantee domestic workers are not sexually harassed, get a day off every week, and that they make minimum wage. Oh, thank you, great state of Illinois, for granting these rights to thy domesticated workers. What would butlers and nannies do without the oversight from the righteous assembly of Illinois legislators? How are you going to make sure people aren't sexually harassed? Put a bag over their head? Make 'em wear a moo-moo?

• Caucasian Irishman Conor McGregor gained revenge against an earlier loss to Caucasian Stockton fighter Nate Diaz in a hard fought, five round decision Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. It was a highly anticipated Mixed Martial Arts affair sponsored by the UFC. McGregor was victorious but Diaz said that he thought he'd won. "They're not going to let a guy like me win," said Diaz. His statement reminded me of my own presidential aspirations.

• Trump was definitely looking and acting presidential in Louisiana on Friday. Note that I don't pay attention to polls, but the press says he's up by 2 points on Hillary today.

• New York state is now considered the least free state in the union. Go here.

• Bruce Caitlyn Jenner's reality show concerning his gender identity transformation, I Am Cait, has been cancelled after two seasons. I never saw it. Was it entertaining?

• They say half of all refugees are muslim. The enemy is not at their gates. They're at the front door of your house. While you may think that you're doing the world a service by sponsoring or helping our country's enemies (what insanity is this?), all you're really doing is fueling our own demise. Why do the democrats want to flood the US with third world muslim refugees?

• Ya think the 2016 presidential election is rigged? Trump says so and personally, I agree. The whole game is fixed. Trump also says he will stop all the terror and chaos if he is elected. Furthermore, he says he will do it quickly. How can he do it? He knows these events we see unfolding on the television are staged events put on by covert groups with the permission of key local authorities. From the office of the president, it should be relatively simple to hunt down the covert groups responsible, whether they be Mossad or CIA or simply some good-time-Marys bankrolled by Soros or some perverted Saudi prince. I guarantee Trump already has a lengthy list of guilty actors (Sandy Hook, San Bernadino, Aurora, South Carolina, Dallas, Florida....)

Ya think I'm nuts? Yeah, maybe so. Figuring out how deep the corruption goes makes me a little woozy sometimes. On a side note, you're either against evil or for it. There is no neutral ground. Freedom is good. Slavery, lies, manipulation -- all that is bad. Is that clear? I don't really know how to make it any simpler.

• I look for valuable news in the sciences to include in my weekly missive, although with all the bogus events and made-up stuff released via the Associated Press and Reuters, or UPI, there is no telling what's real and true anymore. The media is publishing fake news stories just to get you to click on the link (somewhere that click = .2568 cents). Well, if some stories are faked, then I guess I can pass along my own.

Kitties without fur would be too cold.
It's astounding, actually. Finally, we can diddle with our genetic code enough to ensure our children will be hairless. That's right. Completely devoid of all that pesky fur. No more hair growing from embarrassing or uncomfortable places. Your ears and nose are safe! No more painful plucking! Conversely, we are excited to announce that genetic scientists are working on ways to change skin into alligator scales or kitty fur. Your choice. I'm going for the kitty fur in a nice pastel.

• George Soros has given $650,000 to the BlackLivesMatter radical racial political organization to help destabilize American society. Pretty cheap price, come to think of it.

• I see Time magazine has an article in the current issue condemning internet trolls and blaming them for the ills of society. This is the sort of propaganda we'll be bombed with until more restrictions are put on the internet which should be pretty easy since control of the internet was handed over this week by our glorious leader King "O" to an international, UN-controlled group. Freedom of speech on the internet? Not so much. Learn how to use proxies.

• The George Soros computer hack has revealed communiques and close links to UN migration representative and former Goldman Sachs executive Peter Sutherland.

On the United Nations website, Sutherland is described as a “strong advocate for promoting practical action to increase the benefits of migration” and has routinely made comments against national borders and national sovereignty in Europe. Sutherland has even called for the European Union to “undermine the homogeneity” of member states.

 What this brouhaha indicates is that all this immigration and social upheaval is a planned exercise by global elitists, including Barack Obama and the minions of George Soros. Their goal is a world without borders -- noble, perhaps, but incredibly misguided.

There's lots more news, but you have to be concerned about the reality of it all. They're only telling us what they want us to believe. Get it? Have a nice day and don't forget to question all authority.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Early Bird Announcement

Epiphany III by Wen-JR
Xylanthia. All new characters in a stunning, three-book science fiction series by Thomas C. Stone. Pending ebook release, Summer 2017. Possible early ebook release of Xylanthia, Book 1, by Christmas 2016.

Author Thomas Stone is in fine form as he returns to his Braithwaite universe in a wondrous tale of interstellar exploration, time travel, and intrigue. A scientific survey team has been sent to the steamy swamps on Xylanthia in pursuit of knowledge and profit, but Xylanthia is a place where anything can happen and often does.

"Time reveals the universe at play. It exists only as an abstract in the present moment; time must move before it becomes real."
-- Arai the Bedoran

Friday, August 19, 2016

If you were able to dig a hole to the center of the earth and drop something down, it would take 42 minutes for the echoes of the screams to stop.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

How Old Were They?

How old were the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776? Many were surprisingly young:

Marquis de Lafayette, 18
James Monroe, 18
Gilbert Stuart, 20
Aaron Burr, 20
Alexander Hamilton, 21
Betsy Ross, 24
James Madison, 25

As I think about it, all startups need young people... Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of the War. Some others, just for reference:

Thomas Jefferson, 33
John Adams, 40
Paul Revere, 41
George Washington, 44
Samuel Adams, 53

The oldest prominent participant in the Revolution, by a wide margin, was Benjamin Franklin, who was 70 years old on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a full two generations removed from the likes of Madison and Hamilton. But the oldest participant in the war was Samuel Whittemore, who fought in an early skirmish at the age of 80. Wikipedia says:

Whittemore was in his fields when he spotted an approaching British relief brigade under Earl Percy, sent to assist the retreat. Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed the British from behind a nearby stone wall, killing one soldier. He then drew his dueling pistols and killed a grenadier and mortally wounded a second. By the time Whittemore had fired his third shot, a British detachment reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted thirteen times, and left for dead in a pool of blood. He was found alive, trying to load his musket to fight again. He was taken to Dr. Cotton Tufts of Medford, who perceived no hope for his survival. However, Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 98.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"In regard to the coming second American Revolution,
those who don't want to fight will be eaten by those who do."

-- Anonymous


A reason for being. The impetus to get out of bed in the morning. A wellspring of energy and creativity. These are the things that a feeling of purpose gives us. Purpose is kind of like faith except without the supernatural part. I mean, a communist gets up in the morning with the desire to destroy society and replace it with a vision of utopia. One more day, he thinks, chipping away at the foundations of inequality and ignorance. Purpose fills socialists with the renewed desire to lie, cheat, and steal.

But I digress. Perhaps you feel that you’ve wandered from your true purpose in life?

Most people get so caught up in their phony baloney jobs that they just don’t give themselves the time to pursue their dreams. We get so focused on our careers and our bank accounts that our passions get pushed aside and forgotten.

If this might be you, what follows is the checklist for determining if you're wasting time.

1. Do you ever put yourself first?

Sometimes you've got to do personal maintenance. You put up a sign (closed for business), shut the door, and re-connect. You can't do that by putting others first. Don't get me wrong; putting other people first is a valuable trait, and we need to take a golden rule approach to dealing with people, but when it gets to the point where you are never doing anything for yourself, well, it's time to get a double double at Whataburger. Whataburger also has these crazy root beer shakes these days that are sweet and cold on a hot afternoon and I had one yesterday...

Okay, okay. So, you get my drift, eh? Take a little time for yourself once in a while, take a long bath, do something you really enjoy (as long as it's legal), and allow yourself to feel good.

2. Maybe you are too focused on your failures.

Failures. Ha! I have failed at so much I am an expert on how to lose gracefully. Also on how to lose ungracefully. It is too easy to focus on failure and beat ourselves up. While it is true that we learn from our failures and not our successes, we should not focus solely on what we have done wrong.

Get past it, whatever it is. Figure out what you did wrong, resolve not to make the same mistakes, and move to the next task. Resolve to do better. Look at the positive aspects of what you have achieved. If nothing else, you know not to do it (whatever) again.

3. Are you enjoying yourself?

A key sign we aren’t living according to purpose is not gaining happiness from your achievements or our job. On a side note, I have never had a job that I liked. Working for someone else is a form of slavery. So, my attitude is that I work for myself, not some company of idiots who want me to work myself to death in order to make them money.

What is it you enjoy doing? Find an angle to make money from it. It's really as simple as that.

4. Unhappy?

Happiness is something that is easy to sacrifice. You can tell yourself you are happy in your routine, but you can't fool yourself all the time.

You know what makes you happy. Depression and that sort of emotional response can get to be a habit. Break the cycle of emotionality and create new habits that you enjoy.

5. Too afraid to take risks?

Life is full of risks. Be smart about taking risks but realize that to move your life along, you're going to have to stick out your neck. You're going to have to break the ice sometimes. Sometimes, you have to ask for what you want. If you’re too afraid to take risks, then you might as well live in a bubble.

To change your fear of risk taking, simply go with your gut feeling. Take a little risk at first, and then see how it pans out. If you’re successful, then keep trying.

Trust yourself, ask God for guidance, practice good habits, and enjoy your success. At that moment, you will find purpose in life.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Sunday Edition (.015)

Welcome to Issue 15 of the Sunday Edition for the North Texas Drifter with all the illusions, lies, and staged events that we call reality these days. On a personal note, I enjoyed an afternoon trip to Denton this week. I love Denton with all the thrift shops and music stores and the energy of all the young people, even though so many are totally misguided in a political, spiritual, and educational sense. Denton is a college town. Always has been, so it goes without saying there is an atmosphere of political correctness. You can't say certain words and phrases in public without being judged. The "progressives" say that's the way it should be. I say the truth is always better, but that's just me.

• More shootings, but this time it's a mystery. Newt Gingrich wants to know the motive behind the murder of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who Julian Assange suggested could be the source of the DNC email leak.

Rich was gunned down in Washington DC last month in unexplained circumstances, with his killer not taking any of Rich’s possessions or money.

Seth Rich
During a television interview earlier this week, Wikileaks’ Assange implied that Rich could be one of the sources of the DNC email leak that embarrassed Hillary Clinton. Other mysterious deaths have also been connected to the leak.

Wikileaks has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s killer.

Appearing on the Mike Gallagher show, Gingrich dismissed claims by the media that the entire story was just a conspiracy theory, asserting that it was “worth talking about” and that if “Assange says he is the source, Assange may know.”

• I may have commented on this before, but it's worth considering that the father of the guy who allegedly shot up the gay nightclub in Orlando attended a Hillary Clinton rally last week in support of her and gun control. He even made a statement to the press and brought his own Hillary Clinton campaign sign. Unsettling, eh? It is a very odd situation. Was the Orlando shooting another false flag? If it was a false flag, whoever is pulling off these social engineering, media-enhanced stunts is getting bolder and bolder. On second thought, you can't get much bolder than the towers coming down in 2001. On the upside, it does look like he is coping well with the violent death of his son.

"What the...? What are you doing here?"
Oh yeah. Old news, but remember anyway. Muslim shooter, maybe gay, maybe not, shoots up Pulse nightclub in Miami, takes hostages in bathroom, desperate tweets, phone calls, negotiations with police, cops bring in a friggin' robot with a bomb and blow the guy to Allah's promised land. A couple of weeks later, there's this dude's dad, grinning to beat the devil at a Hillary Clinton rally in Florida. What the...?

Well, I'm not going into all the details because there are enough floating around out there anyway, but something is twisted in Washington, specifically with the people in charge and old Hillary herself too.

Think about it. The father of the gay nightclub shooter at a Clinton rally. Naturally, that particular piece of shocking news has faded into the past already for the news outlets.

• The Dixie Chicks female vocal group is all down on Donald Trump just like they were for George Bush. Don't those women know they're losing fans by supporting communism??

• It looks like the Clinton Foundation should be investigated for racketeering. There's more than enough evidence coming to light that money was given to the foundation in exchange for favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department. Additionally, the Department of Justice (Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder) squashed attempts to start such an investigation. Blatant political maneuvering over treasonous activities.

When I was a kid, we used to nod and wink and say Mexico was the most corrupt place on earth. What did we know? We grew up and finally realized we were already living in the most corrupt place on earth and it was the place we called home. We didn't have to go to Mexico to find corruption. It was right there beside us all along.

• Donald Trump says Obama is the founder of ISIS. Wouldn't you like to know what he's talking about? Plenty of people have said for quite some time now that the US and Great Britain and Saudi Arabia are responsible for the creation of ISIS. ISIS was created and is funded to give the world a useful boogey man to promote instability in some places (like Syria -- America's illegal Proxy War) -- and to instill fear into American citizens so that we will allow the government to take away our civil liberties. You see, our civil liberties are a threat to the globalists. Remember, Trump also wants to tell you who was behind the attack on 9/11. Was our own government complicit?

• Almost forgot. After another police shooting of a suspected black criminal trying to run away, Milwaukee is paying a price with rioting and burning and generally a madcap anti-white mini-revolution. This will likely play out much like Baltimore with the feds coming in and doing studies and blaming a racist culture within the Milwaukee PD. The final conclusion will be that Milwaukee and Wisconsin State Police should be under federal supervision. Obama wants government tentacles all the way down to the dogcatcher, apparently.

Ya think George Soros might be bank-rolling these idiots? He's the kingpin behind the Democrats' desire to turn America into a communist state. 

All this immigration business around the world? Why now? What's the deal? Well, the "progressives" seem to think countries around the world, especially western countries, need to have their populations "salted" with the blood and religious mores of third world cast-offs. In this way, George Soros and his comrades will undermine sovereignty and constitutional law. They want to collapse the West under the pressure of foreign immigration. The United Nations and Goldman-Sachs are some of the tools used by the globalists to achieve their ends.

They think, of course, that they're saving the world and it's okay to lie, cheat, steal, and murder to get us there. And where exactly is there? It's a big old multicultural campfire where everybody sits around at night drinking Coca-Cola and looking at the stars because there wasn't enough money after the collapse of capitalism to afford a place to live. Will our leaders be there with us? Not hardly. We've re-invented royalty and why should we expect them to soil their feet to spend time with us, the proletariat?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thoughts From The Internet

The internet is kind of like an interactive encyclopedia. You can find practically whatever you're looking for. Sometimes you find answers that stop you in your tracks. Well, here are some questions that might do that as well. These were actually found on the internet in places that would lead one to believe that whoever asked really wanted to know.

• How do we know if rocks aren't actually soft, but tense up when we touch them?

• Are kids small or are they just far away?

• How do blind people know when they wake up?

• If swimming is such good exercise, why are whales so fat?

• If dolphins are so smart why do they live in the ocean where I throw all my trash?

• Why is the element of surprise not on the periodic table? Is it hiding somewhere?

• Can I trust atoms knowing that they make up everything?

• Coconuts have hair and produce milk. Why aren't they classed as mammals?

• Why does this Rorschach guy only paint pictures of naked men?

• Need to share money with someone? Dont share 50/50! Share 60/60 so everybody gets 20% more cash.

• The first person who copied someone was in fact very original.

• Preventing childhood obesity is as easy as taking candy from a baby.

• What if every country has ninjas, but we only know about the Japanese ones because they’re rubbish?

• Imagine being completely naked in a room full of people who speak a different language and everyone wants to touch you. This is the life of a dog.

• Because telescopes work using mirrors, we'll never know if there are any space vampires.