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Healthcare As A Tax Deduction Part II

23 Dec. 2017

Back on January 26, 2011 we published an editorial about healthcare as a tax deduction. This was before the second term of President Barack Obama. The Affordable Healthcare Act was enacted in 2010. This is a follow up to that editorial:

Recently our president, Donald Trump and the Republican Congress and Senate have celebrated passing a bill on tax reform. This group also attempted to reverse and repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care). While the repeal of the mandate to pay for healthcare  is welcome the rest of the tax bill is not what would help the people who pay taxes and need healthcare in the United States of America.

Why not have healthcare as a tax deduction? 

Instead of a bunch of  changes to the existing tax system. Instead of trying to make affordable healthcare act go away without any thing useful in place. Why not have the health of every single American as a tax deduction?

Ten Reasons Why We Should Have Healthcare as a Tax Deduction:

  1.     Our national strength is based upon healthy people
  2.     All tax rules stay the same with the exception of this deduction
  3.     Corporations and individuals who pay for healthcare will have 100% deducted
  4.     People can choose the treatments and physicians that they want
  5.     Doctors will feel less stress on payments because most people will invest in personal health
  6.     Doctors and medical practices can donate to patients who can not afford healthcare and receive deductions on their earnings.
  7.     Drug companies and manufacturers can have reliable profits because health will be promoted instead of dreaded.
  8.     Private, public and non-profit organizations can invest in healthy people who can not afford healthcare and receive deductions
  9.     All of us can write off any activity that promotes health.
  10.     With this deduction the IRS can focus on healthy people also by encouraging businesses to successfully hire and build teams that create revenue.

In order to implement this we need to have our public servants explore this and make a constitutional amendment where all citizens, workers and dependents shall not be taxed on being healthy! 

Let us debate this and put this into the general consciousness of the people of America. Spread the word. Encourage a discussion. Forget about what the existing laws are. Let’s just build on what we have, cut away what is chaff and make the United States a healthy place to live and work.  

Essay by Alex Nuttall, title: Healthcare As A Tax Deduction Part II, Original Date: 20171223 – © Alex Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 – 2017 – Published 20170728.

Back on January 26, 2011 we wrote about healthcare as a tax deduction. This was before the second term of President Barack Obama. The Affordable Healthcare Act was enacted in 2010. This is a follow up to that editorial:

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Nothing Good Ever Happens

29. Nov. 2017

A Henrique Couto Movie!

Henrique Couto - Nothing Good Ever Happens
Henrique Couto - Nothing Good Ever Happens

Henrique Couto writes, directs and has a fantastic team of friends who act. This is the movie Nothing Good Ever Happens:

Henrique Couto writes, directs and produces some films that we were attracted to by Amazon Prime. In fact we had no idea who he was but after watching five of his movies we have to say that we love his work and the work of his team. Please watch this. Comment on it. Let him know that OgFOMK ArTS referred you!

 © Hernique Couto / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Movies - Not Horror - "Nothing Good Ever Happens"

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I'll Be Voting and You Can Too!

6. Nov. 2017

I love when public servants use full sentences. This guy here made me proud to be American. All those years of public school were not squandered because I realized that speaking well and writing could elevate the consciousness of all of us.

This guy here made me proud to be American - Barack Obama
This guy here made me proud to be American - Barack Obama
Little did I know that bathroom graffiti, incomplete sentences and marginal behavior would normalize itself. I look back on my petulant early works and even they pointed in a better direction.
I do hope that as Americans we can return to good manners, intelligent language and progressive thought. Whether we believe it or not the planet is changing. So is our consciousness.

I'll be voting on Tuesday. There's no excuse for me not to. The polling center is literally in my back yard. It's an African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth VA
Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth VA
If you are like me and grew up in the Hampton Roads region. Afro-Americans, Asians, Caucasians and many others lived in the same communities, went to the same schools and shopped in the same stores. We had an African American governor, Douglas Wilder, 27 years ago. Having an African American/(and a good mix of other goodness) was not a stretch for many of us.

Douglas Wilder,  66th Governor of Virginia
Douglas Wilder,  66th Governor of Virginia
I've been to Uzbekistan where I was asked why I liked a ni**er president. I just said simply that I liked the smartest guy in the room. At that time Uzbekistan had the same president for over 30 years. Their president's platform was simple. He wanted to make Uzbekistan great again.

Islam Karimov - 1st President of Uzbekistan - 1991 to 2016
Islam Karimov - 1st President of Uzbekistan - 1991 to 2016
I've been to Russia during the Putin election. I saw the voting centers in the schools. I visited one. The choice was clear. Putin would be elected. He wanted to make Russia great again.

5 Candidates for Russian Election 2012
5 Candidates for Russian Election 2012
Our President 4 March 2012 - Russian Election Poster
I'm going to vote on Tuesday. I'll be voting Democrat. The Republicans are still toeing the line with "less government" which is code for roll back to the good old days. They want to convince you to give up your vote or vote against Democracy.

Olde Towne, Portsmouth Virginia Polling Place
Olde Towne, Portsmouth Virginia Polling Place
At first I thought that my vote didn't mean anything. The popular vote was trumped by those who embraced apathy. If the voting population had voted, the vote of the electoral college could have been challenged.

We have the president that we do because we all voted for him. I could have done more but I didn't. So I'm responsible too. I thought it was a no brainer. I was wrong.

I voted in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia
I voted in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia

You are welcome to share this. I hope that no matter what, you all will vote. Vote for who you like. That's all.

I did this on the toilet and I did it in my phone so I did not edit it. I'm Alex Nuttall and I sponsored this post. (Originally Posted on Facebook)

I'm Alex Nuttall and I sponsored this post
I'm Alex Nuttall and I sponsored this post

Alexander Nuttall writes about why he will vote in the November 7 election. This is the for the Virginia Gubernatorial election of 2017.

© Alexander Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. -Politics - Gubernatorial Election - "I'll Be Voting and You Can Too!"

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Fuzzy Gray Raindrop

She lays beside you
Out if all the places in the house
She chooses to be beside you

You can't deny
The pride you feel and
You want to brag to the whole world
But that's not what this
Is about

It's not about anything,
Not about

Her legs are juxtapose
In front of her nose
And she shapes
A raindrop
If you can imagine
Her furry feline body
As so

It's not so bad
When everything seems
To be in
You can be confident
That your struggle
Is worth it
When you know
You take care
Of the cat

Just a cat

Well, actually two cats
And a wife
And some plants

You may not be doing
The best job
But to her
You're doing just fine
Maybe to them all
You're doing just fine

The suggestion box
The litter box
Maybe they're the same
But at least the shit
Gets out there
And not on the street
And not on the floor
And not on the bed,
Not on the bed

Well maybe once
But it was your

Take it like a man

Move on

Sitting in bed
In composition form
With the gray fuzzy raindrop
Sleeping inches away

You can't even lay
She has taken over

To be honest
You weren't doing anything

Truth be known
You would have
Had she not taken a stand
To remind you
Your value

Who's taking care of who?

Dimka is a wonderful cat. She visited the authors house about a year ago. She's a beautiful Russian Blue cat. She was homeless. The author made a little house in front of his house to keep her out of the rain, comfortable and fed. She was begging to come inside.

The author said to his wife, " I'll watch this cat and if she is still around in five days I will take her to the SPCA to get her checked out."  Five days later the cat, the author and a makeshift cat carrier went to the SPCA in Norfolk. The cat was female. The cat was about 3 years old. She didn't have an idea the out fancy chip.

The author paid for her to get her shots. She had ear mites and fleas. The author get medicine for this and nursed her back to pristine condition.

At times it was difficult to put the drops in her ears, bathe her from fleas and cut her nails. He did it anyway.

Sometimes Dimka chased their other cat, Lena. They still are not quite friends.

© Alexander Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Poetry "Fuzzy Gray Raindrop"

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Jimmy Walker - We love you!

We have not met many celebrities but we met Mr. Jimmy Walker in person here in Portsmouth, VA. Here he is on the Arsenio Hall Show 2014.

If you get a chance to meet him face to face you will find a powerful and gentle respectful soul. He is a fantastic human being and he deserves recognition.

© Alex Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Jimmy Walker

Pronobozo - Better Days

By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Pronobozo leaks the tightest beats and rhymes in time with technology. His range covers hip-hop, techno and rock-n-roll.

Better Days

© Pronobozo - "Better Days" or YouTube: Pronobozo

#Pronobozo #Music #Bands #BetterDays #OgFOMK

Pronobozo - Coming Back

We can't say enough about this artist. We can say that a video we are coming up with will have his music. Pronobozo can be found at and even on the soundtrack of the game LinCity-NG So what does that mean? Well it is another example of Constructive Technology Aggregate. The real movement is all around us. We just don't see it. We see instead the crude scribbles of loveless children. Instead there are those who move forward and create the new dimension right now.

Here it is:

Coming Back

© Pronobozo - "Coming Back" or YouTube: Pronobozo

#Pronobozo #Music #Bands #ComingBack #OgFOMK

Going Somewhere is Human

13. Aug 2017

Going somewhere is human
Even if you are going nowhere
Going somewhere is human,
Even if the scope of the Universe
Is going nowhere in particular
Going somewhere is human,

Going somewhere is ideal
Even when going somewhere
Is meaningless in the grand scheme
Going somewhere is about
Having a goal, any goal
And going there is good like health-food,

Going somewhere is like
Having some ice-cream
It begins to feel good during
The process of eating it
And eating it becomes
A human and unique experience,

Going somewhere is human
As much as going somewhere
Is going through life anyway
But having a course and a plan
Is not so bad, Man,
It’s not so bad, Man;

Going about anyway like hurling
Universe she is going about
 She is is the Hurling Universe,
At any second it could all end
No matter, we  are traveling;

Going somewhere is like
Pulling the wool over your own eyes
And the emptiness after all
Is not so bad and the
Indifferent, ambivalent is just,
It is just… justice.

Going Somewhere is Human
Going Somewhere is Human

Poetry by Alex Nuttall, title: Going Somewhere is Human, Original Date: 20170813 – © Alex Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 – 2017 – Retro-published 20170813.

We might be headed for the great end as nihilists. We might be headed for heaven. We might be headed for all. All at the speed of living someone else ideas. We become human by heading somewhere with a goal in mind. We reluctantly start to feel happiness. We no longer question the happiness. It is ours. Happiness is a hand we have always had. Going somewhere is human, Man.

Keywords: Human. Poetry, Universe

OgFOMK ArTS Web History and Impressions

6. Aug. 2017

The word is out or in. OgFOMK ArTS is getting noticed. It definitely has to do with our emphasis on content and getting more contributions. Also the retro-publishing is helping too. Nothing worse than sitting on old content when the Universe has not imploded yet!

OgFOMK ArTS Traffic since January 1st 2017
OgFOMK ArTS Traffic since January 1st 2017
We have been using Blogger tepidly since 2005. In the mean time we went full on with our own domain which at first was hosted with Yahoo. With Yahoo we were legacy Geocities refugees. Yahoo at the time that they bought Geocities was a stellar company with customer service you could call on the phone and get results with and of course just good help. But that changed. 

When we went with Yahoo we started to pay $16 a month. in 2004. It didn't matter because we wer proud to have our own domain and we were learning the wondrous HTML thing. Of course our website looked like poo.

Around 2007 during a failed domain purchase and all of the fancy postings were wiped out. At the time Yahoo had created an automated system for purchasing domains and hosting. The problem was that they did not allow one person to have multiple domains so we ended up buying another domain and wiping our previous work away with the hosting. We called Yahoo and customers service was no longer there. We went to GoDaddy instead.

At first GoDaddy was the place. It was so sexy and good. GoDaddy allowed Linux hosting! We could use SSH to link our computers to their virtual hosts. It was marvelous. We also were getting into the LaMP (Linux, MySQL and PHP) world of Wordpress. For once did not look like dung. But it was a lot of work. A lot.

We still were playing on the web. We were posting. But we were not generating any following. We were still learning. We also were spending less on service $11 a month.  This was nice. Unfortunately GoDaddy was getting too big for its pants. GoDaddy now had more competition. GoDaddy was stepping up their game. We followed along. We decided to purchase 3 years of hosting and domain renewal for $350. Big purchase for us. For GoDaddy it was a good haul.  We were now paying $10 a month with the renewal already built into the cost.


Around November 2016 we started paying attention to HTTPS. It had been something we totally missed on the technology front. Wikipedia had moved to 100% HTTPS. This was the ability to allow readers a secure end to end encrypted transmission from host to client and vise versa. Why was this important? All of your web traffic with HTTP is in plain text! That means passwords and content is sent back and forth in an environment where 3rd parties can gather information about you. With HTTPS this is eliminated. 

So we wanted that too! But we were broke. We had a fancy house and a pool without water. We checked into the SSL certificates needed for HTTPS. We knew how to make our own but the key (literally) has to be recognized by a trusted authority. Also Google search was placing a high priority on those sites that used HTTPS.  We called GoDaddy to see if we could get some help. We didn't get it unless we wanted to spend more money. There also was the matter of the certificate may not work with our existing Wordpress. We were fucked. Or we wanted to get un-fucked.

Trying to learn how to hack all of this just became more work. We were no longer creating content. We were spinning our wheels in the mud. One day we went creeping through the old  Blogger site .  We had initiated ads and added some content mirroring of . We had also tried this with Tumbler. 

Proudly American and Anarchistic
Proudly American and Anarchistic

We made a shocking discovery! Blogger had actually paid us $0.20!  We had 20 cents in our Google Add Sense account. It had taken us 2 years to even get the Add Sense account because we had no content. So slowly we just added stuff.  This was a new revelation. That was December of 2016.

One day we noticed, again that was down. Again it was down.  We called GoDaddy. This was two months ago. DNS was not working for two days. So anyone looking for us would not find anything at all. Twitter, Facebook, Google, and 20 other services that pointed to were sending people no where. We fired GoDaddy. We losts $350 dollars and two more years of paid service. No refund. Ha ha!

Google domains was called. We just decided to get Google domains to point to It was easy. It was $12 a year. We had already paid for 2 years of the so we were paid until 2021!  Our emails we conveniently pointed to existing gmail accounts. It was also a move where pointed to . We didn't have to pay for anything extra. We had SSH! Woo hoo!

Google was the way to go.  Google has a vested interest in selling ads. So they have a vested interest in your content running. We haven't been happier. With a little work we have been able to have a good looking website. We have been able to earn some extra money. So far we are at $0.75! We also are attracting contributors and viewers.

Moving forward now we have a vehicle that is easy to run and looks great. Hopefully we will atract even more viewers and contributors. Thank you for being one of them.

We are moving forward
We are moving forward

Ape Gone Shat Mad

5. Aug. 2017

Ape gone shat mad
Constructive, destructive, constructive, destructive
Living the dream
One bite at a time
Like the elephant really tastes that good
Or the horns of the rhino were worth the effort
Of cutting and killing and cutting and killing
And culling
The individuals that stand in the way
Of the release of the prison
Of the mindfulness brick
Thrown through the window of the mind’s eye;

Lemme’ speak about that and address
The circumspect of respect for real new fake

Lemme’ speak about the rhythm that you
Get when it is time to contract your contractions
Into the future;

Lemme’ seek out the ray of light
Tied into the
Flexing bulge

I clear mine throat with washing powders
And that stings like
Evil stings
And we all know that
Evil stings a little
Until it is understood;

Just imagine standing under an idea.

Ape gone shat mad reals
Into the dream and there are a
Thousand ways to print the picture for
The post card
O legacy thou art so pretty –
You can’t trust the post office,
O noble post office,
To deliver them anymore
To where you want them to go;

Elements of the breed
She laid her hands on and
Began the healing process while
Her partner began the stealing process;

There in the shadow is a monkey,
An ape,
A blonde man,
A hand,
A long nose,
A rhino;

Let’s leave this here,
If you don’t mind,
Let’s leave this here
Where the people were doing fecal paintings
Describing something important
As they had a dream too;

Leave it alone
Leave it alone.

Drawing by Alexander Nuttall. "Ape Gone Shat Mad"
Drawing by Alexander Nuttall. "Ape Gone Shat Mad"

© Alexander B. Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 - 2017
| 20170805 -ABN – Ed Date: 2017-08-05 13:09

Stephen Colbert In Russia

Last night Stephen Colbert showed that he could be in Russia as an American and highlight the fact that Russian people are fantastic. No matter what is going on with our governments. Russia and the United States have outstanding people.

I am very proud that Stephen Colbert had the guts and dignity to be himself and also to be open to going to Russia. This whole week is Russian week on the his show.

Here is the professional version with a commercial:


Transferring Domain from Godaddy

We've transferred our domain from @godaddy to @goggle. There is no excuse for DNS to be down for two days. We were redirecting anyway to blogspot (blogger). We grew tired of the whole shit-service. Unfortunately we paid up to July 2019. We wont do that again.

We moved from @Yahoo to @Godaddy for the same reason.

 Just pathetic.

WordPress was failing. Sometimes down for up to 8 hours. The total time was down last fiscal year was 10 days. Sure that is mathematically within the 99.9% but it was pathetic.

 Anyway... Thanks to blogger we have been able to seriously have a great content presented while also having https! That's good. As writers we are less fearful than ever that we can finally publish what we want without filtered drivel. That's good.

 We will be releasing about 300 pieces within the next year. Stuff has been piling up. All free! For 2018 we will be publishing again. We're not sure what but it will happen.

Towing a Rowboat Back Home
Towing a Rowboat Back Home

Update: Now is on Google Domains and it is working like it should.  

Make a Keybase.txt proof on you Blogger ~ Blogspot Blog.

PROBLEM: Proving your online presence with Blogger for

So you just got hip to encryption where the motto is: "Crytpo for everyone. Not just programmers." I certainly did and you can read about that here: Where have I been, A Facebook Address.

What exactly is is beyond the scope of this document. You can go to the website and figure it out yourself.

Now the problem is that you have a blog on-line presence aka Blogger but you don't have your own domain to do the following:

#1. Host a file on your site -- You can host a text file, such as This is preferred, if you have a website.


#2. Set a DNS TXT record -- Instead of hosting a web page, you can place a keybase proof in your DNS records.

So you are stuck basically because you can not host a simple freaking txt file right!?!

Nope. I got you covered.

SOLUTION:  Create a custom Redirect from keybase.txt to a generated web page.

Special thanks goes out to this web article: -- How To Set Custom Redirects in Blogger

So let's do this Brutus.

STEP 1: Choose Your Adventure -- What Web Am I?

First we are going "prove another web identity" or "prove your website or domain". You can do this from the web or from the application on your desktop.

Keybase on Linux
Keybase on Linux

When you click on the "Prove your website or web identity link" you will be presented with something like this:

A fork in the road where you have a choice:

#1. Host a file on your site
#2. Set a DNS TXT record

Keybase on Linux -- Prove Your Website in Two Ways
Keybase on Linux -- Prove Your Website in Two Ways

Since the issue here is that you have a Blogger site we can definitely rule out #2. So choose #1, Grasshopper.

STEP 2: Create a Blogger / Blogspot Page for you Proof

Now before we go any further do this ahead of time. Create a page in blogger and call it: "keybase". You can call it whatever you want of course but KISS, Keep It Srimple Stupid. You will need to use this page for your proof.  Once you have created the page save it. It will be like mine:

You will not use this page for anything else and you do not need to put it in your menu structure unless you want to have geek points. This page will be a substitute for hosting a keybase.txt file. Since you don't even have a root directory with Blogger you can not do this. But you CAN make a redirect so that will look for the text file and end up with an html file which is a fancy text file.

My proof should be: but it ain't. doesn't know that and doesn't need to know that. It will look for it and I will give it the answer it seeks.

STEP 3: Redirect the ../keybase.txt to ../keybase.html

If you would like a refresher read this first before proceeding to the next step: How To Set Custom Redirects in Blogger

Go to the Blogger >> Settings >> Search preferences
Go to the Blogger >> Settings >> Search preferences

1. Go to the Blogger >> Settings >> Search preferences.

2. Find the Errors and redirections >> Customer Redirects >> Edit

3. Add the following:
   a. In the From Box: /keybase.txt   (This is what is looking for.)
   b. In the To Box:  /p/keybase.html  (The information and proof will be here.)
   -- Both of these will append the address to your fancy Blogger (blogspot) URL.

4. Save your changes.

STEP 4: Back to Website or Application >> Prove your website

Keybase on Linux -- Prove Your Website. Fill in the blank.
Keybase on Linux -- Prove Your Website. Fill in the blank.

1. Click on the "Prove your website" or Something similar like "prove another web identity". This opens up a choice UI dialog box where you can choose your adventure. We want to chose #1 Host a TXT file.

2. Click on Host a TXT file and a dialog box for input will ask you to put your site in the blank. In my case it is . You do not need to put http / https .

3. will then make sure your site/blogg is a real web URL and it will also create a text proof with fingerprint information.

4. Copy the text and paste it into your blank Blogger, keybase.html page that you created. Of course make sure that you paste in the HTML and not the Compose. We want plain, naked, unadulterated text.
Keybase on Linux -- Grab the Proof Text for Keybase.txt
Keybase on Linux -- Grab the Proof Text for Keybase.txt

5. Click the Update button and your page in edit mode will close.

6. Click to view the page. It should look like this: (Yours should be similar)

STEP 5: Test Your Redirect FIrst:

1. Got to your browser and put in the address will look for.  In my case is looking for . You can test mine if you would like.  Do the same for yours. If your redirect is working then it will quickly change to the page you created. Which in my case is

2. is looking for the text that you cut and pasted. If you did all of this correctly you will see some cryptic text that identifies you as the supreme commander of your blog.

STEP 6: Go Back and Get Proved:

1. Now that you are confident that the STEP 5 testing worked. Return to or your desktop application and click on the acknowledgement of your proof.  The magic software will validate you or tell you to try again.

2. Upon successful proof you can note a very important thing. Do Not Change anything. How you got here is a great monumental task. There are others who have been stumped and just gave up. Not you! You went for it. You Rock!

CONCLUSION: Cryptography is for everyone. 

The ability to have a public profile that you are in control of is more important than you might think. You are in control of your digital reputation. In the future this will be even more important because developers of open software are creating better services than proprietary ones. You are not just a passive consumer. You are a producer.

Get as many proofs as you can and network with others who are doing so also. We are not spectators but participants.

If you have any questions about this article please contact me via .
If you have any issues related to you can find them at Github:

Where Have I Been, A Facebook Address

Where I have been?

To say the least I was in shock after a certain November 2016 pole result. I'm good now.

Contacting me has been difficult for some who like to use Facebook Messenger. I don't like it but I have access to it.

I prefer a more secure form of communication. I always have. So if you would like to get in contact with me and get results try the following:
  1. Telegram: 
    Telegram Messenger
    Telegram Messenger
  2. Signal Private Messenger:
    Signal Private Messenger
    Signal Private Messenger
  3. Keybase:
What is great about the above is that they provide end to end encryption. Facebook's own WhatsApp also provides this but the code is not open source.

The three above: Telegram, Signal Private Messenger and Keybase are open source software projects. That means that we can verify and validate security because anyone who understands the code can look at it and find vulnerabilities.

We live in an international world. The above tools are meant to work in challenging infrastructures. That means that if you have a slow data connection you can still communicate with the people you care about. You can also communicate in places where the data is monitored.

Many of you will shrug and think that this is not a big deal, but it is. Our connectivity is essential to how we get things done. It is also a basic human right. We all come from many different places. We have loved ones everywhere. We can communicate with those loved ones outside of monopolized corporations.

Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Twitter and most other companies have a vested interest in our successful contact with each other, but they also allow businesses, who will pay for the privilege, the ability to market with granular precision to the type of person you are.

Your likes, your ethnicity, your politics, your religion can all be deduced from your participation in this venue. So that means that you should not put all of your eggs in this basket. You have to be able to be unpredictable sometimes. This is how we survive.

Some details about the three choices:


Telegram Messenger
Telegram Messenger
Telegram can be installed on your mobile device: 
Telegram can be installed on your desktop:
Telegram has a web version:
With the web version you can use just about any computer or bookmark it to your browser. Of course make a complex password and make sure to log  out when you are done.

Telegram has a lot cutting edge things going on. It is also a lot of fun. You can send files, pictures, video, and do calls You also get a cool address like mine: 

Signal Private Messenger:

Signal Private Messenger
Signal Private Messenger

Signal can be installed on your phone:

Pretty simple here. Advantage is that you can do calls for free from signal user to user and this app is meant to be used in the most challenging infrastructure situations.


Keybase is something that can be installed in many spots too:


Desktop Download: 
Keybase also gives you some very nice tools and a groovy address: Closing:
 Some people have been misled recently to believe that encrypted communication is bad because bad guys use it. This is a fallacy that is addressed well by the folks at telegram: Essentially again we have a human right to have free, fare and secure communication. 

So the argument to have back doors in your software for the friendly government is absurd. More important to think about is this. If you are a government employee, military, police officer, officer of the court, judge.... 

Why would you trust a communication vehicle that is sanctioned by a corporation? Why also would you rely on the stuff your colleges use when none of you understand how it works? You would not. You would rely on something that is open and vetted by a community known for outing the slightest nefarious.

When it comes to the communication of the bad guys... Let's put it this way. They can hide secrets right out in front. They can send photos of puppies with secret data. They can make their own closed source (Which can be cracked by the good guys) communication tools. 

It's like the gun argument: If guns are outlawed only the outlaws will have guns. 

Thank you for making it this far. If you have any comments, suggestions or such you can reach me by searching for OgFOMK: 

 Twitter: @ogfomk  | Facebook: OgFOMK ArTS | Google+: +OgFOMK 
 Of course I would prefer something secure: |

An' This was a Lowered Expectation?

Before I was a worried,
Oooo Oooo Oooo;
Now I'm not a worried,
Hooo Hooo Hooo;
Just a makin' stories,
Wooo Wooo Wooo;
Lowing my expectations,
Sooo Sooo Sooo;
An' you ain't go'rt to worry
For flagrant t'mes to 'nough the jury
In lorries the be ta'n time
Plowing through this n'rsey rhyme
Goat you made it here b'fer
Goat you tattled it up so there
Magnetic fractions itchen' y'er.

--20170530 ABN
Elizabeth River on Kayak
Elizabeth River on Kayak

FreeCAD Sawhorse 02.02

This is the same sawhorse as Sawhorse 3 - 20170219 but I wanted to try the FreeCAD software suite. It was very difficult at first. I was able to save the work and export it, but the suite could not keep all of the separate pages.

As an American carpenter I would prefer to work in feet/inches as is the standard for Imperial Architectural work but the units were not available at the time of the drawing. If anyone would like to buy the plans I will produce the units in Feet (Engineer as in drawing), Feet/inches (Imperial) or Metric (mm or cm).

I used the Gimp to color the drawing.

FreeCAD is amazing, but I highly recommend that you save your work as much as possible. Well worth the experiment and I'd like to see someone give the team funding because it needs a lot of work but it can definitely open up design to those who do not want to be encumbered by proprietary licenses.

FreeCAD has plenty of documentation too. This is a tutorial:

No reason to steal software from people who work hard to make great products. No reason to not support those who make great products for everyone.

© OgFOMK ArTS / Alexander B. Nuttall 2017 - FreeCAD Sawhorse 02.02

FreeCAD Sawhorse 02.02

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© OgFOMK ArTS / Alexander B. Nuttall 2017 - FreeCAD Sawhorse 02.02

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Sawhorse 3 - 20170219

This is a sawhorse. As a form carpenter I have seen so many terrible examples of sawhorses that I want it to just stop. This is a very sturdy design.

I used the program CadStd ( which is very inexpensive. It also runs on Gnu/Linux (Ubuntu/Linux mint) using Wine. I also used Gimp to make it look nice. 

Sawhorse 3 - 20170219 - Alexander Nuttall - OgFOMK ArTS
Sawhorse 3 - 20170219 - Alexander Nuttall - OgFOMK ArTS

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