Blackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Photo by Francesco_G on Foter.com / CC BY-SA Let’s start with a basic understanding of “blackface:” In the United States the practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the “happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation” or the “dandified coon”.[8] By the middle of the century, blackface … Read moreBlackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Remember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Featured image by Marcho Verch There’s a post circulating around Facebook detailing why a mask is required for service. Let’s take a look: It should come as no surprise, or maybe it does(?) .. that I’m not in support of this stance at all. The general response of people is “stay inside if you have … Read moreRemember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Creating progressive discussion

For the last few months I’ve been discussing various topics and initiatives with locals. Ranging from political action, in-depth charitable works, and general focus on improving Keyser. Considerably, Mineral County must also be a part of this. The first part of this is inviting all interested city/county officials/employees to speak with citizens. This would be … Read moreCreating progressive discussion

West Virginia: Tell Starlink You need Signal! (July 17 update)

Updated July 17: Starlink is now accepting addresses! Punch ’em in! (if you’re cool with that or a nearby business?)Starlink, under the same person as Tesla and SpaceX is taking zip code sign-ups. Now would be the perfect time for rural areas to quickly punch their emails in. We all know Frontier has never shown … Read moreWest Virginia: Tell Starlink You need Signal! (July 17 update)

Updated: Let’s talk about Keyser’s Police force: The bad ones

Article update at bottom of post. Freedom. Privacy. Balance. Dialogue: Noun – A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.   In case you haven’t noticed there has been an uproar in protests nationwide. Some of them are still going and some not. One of them has hit my hometown … Read moreUpdated: Let’s talk about Keyser’s Police force: The bad ones

New Creek PSD and Keyser agree on Payment

A few months ago I visited Commissioner Jerry Whisner at a meeting to question New Creek Public Service District’s latest debts and why they have yet to settle. Also, why not simply merge with Keyser? Today I’m happy to read they’ve (Keyser and NCPSD) have reached an agreement. While merging was not favorable to NCPSD, … Read moreNew Creek PSD and Keyser agree on Payment

Harassment and Bullying of the Homeless (It’s a trend)

I would love to visit a few large cities to interview a few homeless individuals. Help me with this mission by donating (click here). Around the world there is an attack on the homeless and I am not sure why. I’ll admit every so often you do run across someone you should avoid at all … Read moreHarassment and Bullying of the Homeless (It’s a trend)

Cryptocurrency Market Indexer 0.1.6 to 0.2.7!

So after a few more hack-ups in the editor, I made several improvements to CMI since 0.1.6, namely the design, history and coin logos. Data is still provided by Coin Gecko, so that is mostly why the coin logo package is easily obtainable. Upgrade instructions can be found here on the CMI GitHub wiki. Coin … Read moreCryptocurrency Market Indexer 0.1.6 to 0.2.7!

Forget defamation, don’t bring kids into political attacks (Candidate Sheriff Baniak’s deleted content)

Here at Pirate Things, if you haven’t noticed, it’s about privacy, freedom and balance. All three of those things are included in this article relating to a recent political spat between two local candidates – Or, I should say with one candidate. This article/post was produced to resurface the content that should be viewable by … Read moreForget defamation, don’t bring kids into political attacks (Candidate Sheriff Baniak’s deleted content)