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Bill Buppert says there’s a storm coming. And you can thank a cop.
But oh look. The city of Chicago is graciously granting drivers 0.2 of a break before their automated money-generating machines kick in.
Another inconvenient stat to be ignored by professional hoplophobes: lowest accidental firearm-related deaths … since 1903.…
That’s the (entrepreneurial) spirit. You may have heard that Seattle had a major freeway mess the other day, with all lanes of I-5 closed for eight hours. But that didn’t stop the operators of one taco truck who were stuck in traffic along with everybody else.
Only four federal agencies to abolish? Surely we can do better than that!
Anyone who has stood in a grocery check-out line behind people paying with SNAP/EBT cards Continue readingMidweek links
Bet you didn’t know that brewing and serving tea is a manly art.
Or that we’re getting closer to the time when we’ll be able to print our own body parts. (Yeah, I know this news is frustrating for some of my friends; seems this great day always remains on the horizon.)
DA won’t retry cops for killing a homeless man who was in the process of retreating from them.
A short-term “fasting diet” may regenerate a diabetic pancreas. Again, it’s mostly mice so far. But interesting.
“Drugs, disposal of.” Dealing with the recent untimely loss of his wife, Kim du Toit goes on a quest to discover how to rid himself of a pharmacopia of her prescription medicines.
Borepatch warns: Buyer beware! when it comes to “connected” cars. Like all other supposedly smart devices, they’re just bright enough to violate your privacy.…
The FBI under Trump continues its proud history of fighting terrorism by busting hapless losers who couldn’t have done a thing without the encouragement, funds, and in this case bullying brutality by the fed agents themselves.
And let’s not forget our beloved ATF. Turns out it’s as corrupt on the “T” part of its name as is is on the “F”ing part.
“Live free or live in Massachusetts,” as some wag must have said. Boston considers banning glassware in bars because it can be used as a weapon. (Can we move Boston over to England? I think it would feel more at home there.)
“It’s complicated.” HL Harris explains her love-hate relationship with firearms. Rape is a mind-changer.
Surprise, Surprise. Drugs are vanishing at V.A. hospitals. (And no doubt many other medical facilities, though you can bet fedgov hospitals will be the champs in this variety of corruption and sloppy record-keeping.)
How Peter Thiel’s Palantir helps the world’s worst spies keep tabs on us all.
Americans’ personal debt: on the rise again.
You think the economy’s getting weird here? At least we don’t have a tax on being unemployed. (H/T MJR)
From jc2k in comments: how a Mexican-American janitor invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and became a corporate success story.…
“My name is Julie Golob and I flinch.” A top competitive shooter explains how to overcome the dreaded flinchies.
This is the way it should be when a self-defender is temporarily gunless.
Browser fingerprinting. Oh lucky us. It can now be done even when we switch browsers.
You heard about all those people in California who were evacuated because, you know, water was actually going over the spillway of a big dam? And maybe you thought, “Um, but isn’t that what spillways are supposed to do?” Even if it’s the emergency spillway? Well, here are pix of the degree of stupid involved.
So what happens in the longish run if the Hearing Protection Act passes?
Just how long can federal agents “detain” you at border checkpoints while demanding that you give them the keys to your smartphone?