- “Eh … they’re just people.” Drug warriors and cancer patients. (H/T Anon.)
- Not a big threat at this point, but a new virus targets “the Internet of things.” Which also means it’s targeting Linux. (H/T H)
- Quick! Somebody appoint Jim Rogers to head the Fed! (H/T JB)
- Wealth and inequality. No matter what your politics (or lack thereof), these charts are alarming. This is not what a healthy country looks like. The comparisons of perception-ideal-reality are fascinating, though.
- Protecting us against depressed paraplegic Canadians. And doing it in the creepiest possible way.
- “The congregation was besides themselves.” Ungrammatical but quite pointed in this allegedly charitable season. Carl Bussjaeger, who pointed me to the article, adds a story of his own.
- Ah, but if you think churchfolk can be uncharitable, you ain’t seen nothin’ until you encounter a city ordinance.
Archive for the ‘Money’ Category
- Bystander sees masked robber holding store clerk at gunpoint. Bystander pulls pistol and shouts, “Don’t move!” Robber turns. Bystander shoots. Family member of this (chronic) robber whines, “If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him — what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone? You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.” As sick, depraved, cruel, irresponsible, and Snopes-clan inbred as that sounds, what’s even sicker is that that’s precisely what anti-gunners would have us do.
- 1000-yard rifle built on a 2×4. :-) (H/T T.)
- Yes! It’s about time that the federal government found the courage and integrity to go after those greedy monopolistic … er, piano teachers.
- People who fall for lottery scams. Some spend their whole life savings and still don’t believe they’ve been duped. Hm. Does that remind you of
any good taxpaying citizensanybody else you know?
- “My First Mistake.” Hint: It involves a corpse. And a drainpipe. And is a terrific, if weird, little read.
- I was going to use this (and may still use it) in a Deep Thought blog. But for the sake of tab clearing and personal evaluation: “The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People.”
Have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. And be sure to follow Dear Leader’s guidance and educate all your visiting relatives about the wonderfulness of Obamacare.
Yes, even encourage them to bring you their personal information so you can walk them through the application process as you show them what Dear Leader and the Kindly Reid-Pelosi-Sebeliuses have wrought for them. (Just think how helpful that’ll be to everyone’s digestion and mood!)
So seriously now* … What will you be grateful for tomorrow and in all the coming holidays?
* The Obamaites are apparently serious about ruining your Thanksgiving, as well as your health, your economy, and your country with their central medical planning. But could anybody who actually lives within reality possibly take those people’s advice seriously?
- The warm, fuzzy (literally!) face of the police state. (H/T Jim Bovard)
- China finally going to stop stockpiling US dollars?
- You already know this, don’t you? Nevertheless, it never hurts to be reminded of the four magic statements to make to the police when you’re stopped and they want to poke around and see what they might be able to pin on you.
- Mostly for the nerds hereabouts: Rethinking cloud storage (and in particular, rethinking SpiderOak).
- “Security and privacy: Experts connect the dots as debate rages.” (Tip o’ hat to MJR)
- Via the Infamous Oregon Law Hobbit: The Skunk Party Manifesto.
- Solid scientific evidence for intelligent design! Erm, that is design by fish.
- Finally, Chaser — the famous border collie who can identify more than 1,000 objects by name and understands simple sentences is now the subject of her very own book. (Link is to an interview with Chaser’s owner/trainer, who’s pretty exceptional himself. Windsurfing and biking at 85!) You can of course get the book here. Video below and at the interview link.
Darned shame we can’t buy guns and ammo* on Amazon.com. But that doesn’t mean we can’t buy plenty of gunstuff. (And fortunately, many of us do.)
It’s a little hard to come up with a highly targeted list of Amazon gunthings because … well, you know. No two gun owners have the same needs or styles. And many battles have spattered Internet forums with pixelated gore over whether steel is better than combat tupperware or .45 ACP better than 9mm parabellum.
So I’m aiming here to give you some hopefully non-controversial inspiration.
For the lady in your life (which, of course, may be you, Amazon carries concealed carry purses in styles, colors, and sizes to please anybody. Friend of mine swears by this one from Gun Tote’n Mamas (which unfortunately is among the pricier ones).
And for we who don’t carry purses how ’bout a concealed carry fanny pack? Amazon’s got a million of ‘em. Well 99 or thereabouts.
While we’re on the subject of carrying gear, don’t forget range bags.
Or those nifty (and not too insanely pricey) Maxpedition Versipacks?
But all that carrying is making me tired. Time to sit down an … reload!
Lee Loaders are inexpensive and good for those who just want to try out the art of reloading. Or for people who intend to handcraft every individual cartridge.
And of course, Amazon wouldn’t be Amazon if it didn’t carry the fabulous Dillon Precision RL550B 4 Stage Progressive Reloading Machine (for you who don’t want to handcraft every cartridge).
Plus, of course reloading components and manuals
Amazon also sells videos on all those skills, as well. But the selection’s too overwhelming to link to (and an astonishing number of them are in VHS; VHS??? Are you kidding???). So here I’ll leave you to your own devices — whatever kind, caliber, or material those devices may be. ADDED: Not to mention, as firearms instructor LarryA noted in comments, ear protection, eye protection, and gun storage options.
Possibilities are limited only to your time, imagination, and budget and the tastes of the gunowners on your Santa list. Happy adventuring through the Amazon jungle.
* No ammo. But there’s always this Warning Due to Price Increase on Ammo Do Not Expect a Warning Shot sign and ammo cans. Just tryin’ to be helpful, you know. :-)
In case you missed them:
Here are the earlier Amazon shopping lists for this season:
II. Warmth and light
III. Maple bacon stuff! (Lots of good stocking stuffers.)
Hooray! The Kickstarter campaign to fund Puppycide: The Documentary has relaunched!
Last time, they drew more than $60,000 in pledges from nearly 1,000 supporters. But their goal was $100,000 and Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
Now they’ve named a more modest goal: $40,000, with the aim of making a 30-minute film instead of full-length feature. The donors are already rushing back, and I’ve rushed with ‘em. It appears that supporters are pledging more than before. If you pledged during the last effort, I hope you’ll have another go.
Sadly, it looks as if it’s going to take a miracle to get the Puppycide documentary Kickstarter campaign to its goal.
They’ve gotten some strong support — just not enough of it. I received an email update from them today saying that anybody who donates $150 or more will now get all of these items:
- This Just Announced Hoodie
- Signed Movie Poster
- Bandana and Frisbee
- DVD of finished film
- Bumper sticker
- Digital download of the finished film
- And campaign updates
I’m going to up my contribution. If they don’t make goal, nobody pays anything. Your pledge comes back to you. If they do make goal, maybe their work will save some lives and knock down some police staters.
- Man. Only in a police state does anybody need to publish — or take — advice like this.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center gets more stupidly weird every year. So when is the MSM going to catch on?
- From Clark at Popehat: “A Modest Argument About Police Culture Culminating in a Reference to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist.”
- Chase isn’t the only bank in trouble. How much longer will it be before these “troubles” finally have their natural consequence? (Via S.)
- Why the Brits (though presumably not the British readers of Living Freedom) love Big Brother.
- The Obamacare Dozen. That is, the vulnerable Dems who now wish to heck they hadn’t voted for the thing and are now doing backflips to save their own asses. Heh. Maybe those are the people Obama pledged to “help” when he made his grudging non-apology the other day. He sure didn’t mean he wanted to help us survive the consequences of his tyranno-idiot ways.
- Yes, by every possible definition he committed one of the largest frauds ever perpetrated. So arrest the man, already!
- Ah, but that won’t happen, will it? So at times like these, let us never forget the classic words of Billy Beck.
- Another from the great Borepatch. Yes, let’s hope the NSA will never again attract tech’s (now very angry) best and brightest.