- Give ’em hell, Nicki!
- Alas, here is a gun owner who very, very much seems to get it. Then doesn’t.
- Australia’s notorious gun confiscation didn’t work as well as hoplophobes claim — and wouldn’t work here. (You already knew that, didn’t you?)
- Father of wounded Oregon student refuses to participate in Obama’s political display. Local VIPs aren’t planning to welcome Our Glorious Leader either.
- J.D. Tuccille: With 3D printers, all things are possible. And so are all panics.
- Media more deadly than “gun nuts.” (Stolen from Joel)
- John McAfee brings his famously wild brain (and unfortunately a lack of solid stats) to his claim that we should forget gun control and worry more about EZ EMPs. Challenged on the EMP question, he backs up his claim that a smart kid could destroy a city. I don’t know how good his information is, but this’ll make you think. His smackdown of Obama’s single-issue silliness is good, in any case.
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HEADS UP! Obama’s headed to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday to continue politicizing the UCC murders for the sake of his anti-gun agenda. Locals and other activists are responding with a rally telling the Hoplophobe in Chief that he and his anti-rights agenda aren’t welcome in rural Oregon.
If you’re in the area and can attend, please send reports and photos. I’ll gladly post them here.
(Tip o’ hat to LS for the word)
- An anxious space geek makes good in Hollywood.
- It’s just common sense that you should be free to shoot illegal home invaders. No matter who employs them.
- Even when they are “legal” they are still sometimes scum who should not be welcomed in anything that calls itself a civilization.
- While it’s not as unique as this article implies, the Anevay Frontier Stove looks like cool beans for preppers, campers, and small-house dwellers.
- Doctor punches out pesky (and phony) ER patient. (I wonder if Japan has laws like ours that forbid doctors to turn anyone away from the ER.)
- Do not try this at home.
- Looks as if the Clinton machine may be setting up the ever-loyal Huma Abedin to take the fall for the email scandal. Since when is it an “intrusion” or a “comandeering” (even in the Washington Times) when an aide answers emails for the boss?
- Meanwhile, Forbes tries to discover where the missing Clinton millions might be.
- The lighter side to those new ICD-10 medical codes.
- Thank you, bear.
- Tribe to open a marijuana resort.
- Your fingerprints can tell a lot more than whether you were at the scene of the crime.
- The woman who dropped her newborn from a seventh-story window used to work for child protective services.
- Karma’s a you-know-what. Those “scientists” who urged the fedgov to prosecute those who disagree with them have pulled their letter from the web (with lame excuses) after bloggers gave their lead guy’s finances a closer look.
- “Parallel construction is a controversial investigative technique that takes information gained from sources like the NSA’s mass surveillance, covers up or lies about the sources, and then utilizes them in criminal investigations inside the United States.” Your gummint at work.
- Ted Cruz, attempting to be relevant, appoints that unconscionable weasel and professional has-been, Bob Barr, to do outreach toward libertarians. (H/T JB)
- That $750 pill that gained so much notoriety recently is (you will not be surprised to learn) more a product of the U.S. regulatory system than of some “greedy rogue” (however unsavory the rogue in question might actually be).
- Dunno. Cloning pooches still seems creepy to me. Amazing. But creepy. Also wish this NPR piece had gone into more detail about how cloned dogs can differ so much, even in basic characteristics like markings, from their source material.
- Parishioners ensure that three counts of attempted murder didn’t become something much worse.
- Would love to know more details about how this guy hid out in plain sight.
- Man vandalizes own truck for money, blames Black Lives Matter.
- No comment.
- L.A. freelancers. In an … um, interesting tax situation.
- Ahhhh, free enterprise. In Pakistan, it seems, you can rent yourself a mob from people who specialize in this “valuable public service.”
- And this! Spy-agency contractor will pay $1 million for an iPhone hack.
- Some of us predicted this way back in the 90s: sensors in drugs that can report to Authoritah whether or not you’ve taken your meds. They’re here.
- The week in security.
- The evolution of modern art.
- “Do Dogs Go to Heaven?” by Carl M. Cannon. Sentimental. But sweet.
- A Scottie pinwheel. (H/T KK)
- Ha! Here’s a dude who decided to rob the wrong young woman.
- Five parenting situations that require alcohol. And not the rubbing kind.
- A loaded gun. A round in the chamber. And guess where this dumb tweaker broad decided to stash her firearm?
- Great advice for LEOs (and the person who sent me this link spent his career in that category): how to avoid being killed or being a killer of the innocent.
- Eight things that might get you on the infamous no-fly list. And note how few of them have anything to do with being dangerous. (H/T PT)
- The crazy reason it costs $14,000 to treat a snakebite with $14 medicine.
(Big H/T to MJR!)
- This cop is a shapeshifter! And he and his cohorts are liars and manipulators.
- This article is nominally about millions being about to lose their Obamacare subsidies. But the most intriguing part is how many people aren’t filing their tax returns.
- The war on walking?
- Personally, I think all these busybodies who are so worried about every little thing being “cultural appropriation” should quit speaking English. After all, our language has been appropriating words from other cultures at a furious pace for thousands of years. Our culture would be considerably improved if the “appropriation” yakkers stuck to speaking pure Anglo-Saxon.
- While I don’t agree with every word of this, her core argument does make sense. But excess license can produce twists similar to excess repression, too.
- Fascinating. New research suggests it’s not the loss of memory, but the loss of moral compass that defines the worst loss of self to dementia.
- Why is Windows 10 checking users’ systems for pirated non-Microsoft software and games? Who is Microsoft’s product really serving?
Finally, from Mike Vanderboegh:
Which joins the one Joel is so fond of:
I assume most everybody knows the Harry Potter stories, but if you’ve never read the books or seen the movies, be forewarned that this post contains major spoilers.
With, of course, caveats about why you shouldn’t do it. But just in case you’re going to …
(Via Drang at The Cluemeter)
- Sorry. But when it comes to security, I can’t agree that this makes the Tesla any more secure than a Jeep.
- Nor do these systems make homes more “smart.” (The last bit, with the dog and the hot tub, was pretty good, though.)
- “This vet is not a threat.” Oath Keepers, three percenters, and even local sheriffs and legislators rally to prevent the VA from confiscating guns. The resistance is building.
- Meanwhile, the NRA would like to see more abuse of gun owners/buyers in the dubious name of “mental health.” They don’t get it, do they, what the rising tide of “mental illness” is actually about? Useful idiots.
- Hm. Wonder if the EPA will bring criminal charges against itself?
- I really like this tiny house story (via Shel in comments). These folks aren’t trying to be trendy or green or holier-than-thou. They just know what it’s like to have been economically clobbered and don’t want to be vulnerable again.
- Cops kill an unarmed white kid and the world says ho hum.
- In Montana: another Oath Keepers operation to protect miners against fedgov intrusion.
- ;-) Kickstarter campaign raises billions to wall off the Bay Area during Burning Man. (Via A.G. in comments)
- Islamists hack to death a fourth non-theist blogger in Bangladesh.
- Boy, I’ll bet the fedgov wishes it could do this.
- Indeed, let these crony billionaires and their crony puppets pay their own way. (H/T jb)
- A guy who doesn’t speak French wins the French Scrabble championship. (Given how snobby they’re reputed to be about their precious language, I’ll bet that really ticked off some Parisians.)
- Your awwwww story for the day. And this time it has nothing to do with dogs.
I’m about 2/3 of the way through a remarkable (and remarkably entertaining) novel, The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot.
It focuses on a small group of Confederates determined to help the Yankee prisoners in the ghastly Andersonville stockade, though others around them view their mercy and humanitarianism as treason.
- States that have legalized cannabis show a remarkable decrease in deaths from opiod overdose.
- Much though I respect animals, I think this is a bad idea. (H/T PT)
- On the other hand, we could use some pretty basic changes of policy (and of heart) toward our beloved companions. This man lived on the streets for two years because no homeless shelter would accept him with the dog who’d devoted a life to him. (Fortunately, help eventually stepped in.)
- Ohhh, how the IRS loooooves Obamacare!
- Two on Sandra Bland (and on the expectation that serfs must obey any command of their masters): Orin Kerr concludes, “But this is America, and we didn’t fight a revolution to make that the only choice.” And Jacob Sullum’s “Sandra Bland’s Arrest and the Expectation of Meek Subservience.” Suicide or murder? Bottom line is that Sandra Bland didn’t belong in jail in the first place. She was there only because she — a mere peasant — bruised some statist thug’s ego.
- Perfect example of another “good cop.” And note how supporters flocked to defend him and make him out to be the victim. Did any of his authoritarian cheerleaders care about the four-year-old girl Mr. Weepy Cop molested? (No, she probably “made him do it” or “was asking for it”.) What an utterly disgusting spectacle. (Via Wendy)
- While the specific features of this “Swiss Army knife” jacket may not turn your crank, the basic idea is a great one. Many, many possibilities!
- I’ve watched several cancer patients, who knew they were terminal, spend their last months in an agony of hopeful chemo. At the end, they bitterly regretted putting themselves through it. I’m glad such exploitation of the desperate might soon come to an end.