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  1. Jake MacGregor
    Jake MacGregor February 7, 2013 8:19 am

    yet another reason no ammo on shelves – Mordor on the Potomac continues to buy it by the stadia

    I am going to dbl check this articles’ math, but if accurate these rascals are cranking up at same burn rate of Iraq conflict for 30 years

    good news – only pistol caliber (so far) so go to Appleseed and practice hitting what you aim at out to 400m (far past range of 40 & 9mm)

  2. Jake MacGregor
    Jake MacGregor February 7, 2013 8:30 am

    my math (someone pls dbl check me) says 24 years – so 30 years is a bit of hyperbole

    even so, 24 years at burn rate of 5.5mm per month is some serious shit

    the flip side of this is, my ‘gut’ says the DHS would be outnumbered 50:1 by ‘us’ …

    I forget where, but I read an article in past month on how American Hunters field largest ‘Army’ in the world every Oct-Dec.

    So one way of reading this purchase by Dept. of Homeland Shitheads is they are scared shitless

    I hope they are, us natives are restless

  3. Laird
    Laird February 7, 2013 11:49 am

    FWIW, that new encryption software sounds awesome. And since the guy behind PGP is behind it (with others) I’m not so concerned that they’re located in DC. They sound solid. I hope it works as advertised and catches on.

  4. jed
    jed February 7, 2013 4:09 pm

    I’ve been keeping a little eye on Silent Circle. Will have to read more about it, but I think it’s worth looking into. For example, I have no way reliably do encrypted e-mail with people who use Gmail. Yeah, it’s possible, but none of them will go through the trouble, particularly on an iPhone.

    As to required reading in school, well, that’s really nothing new. I had to read ‘The Yearling’ my sophomore year, and pass a test on it. I don’t know how they do things any more, but when I was in school, there was lots of required reading of various texts, in the name of instruction. Instructing young people in the philosophy of liberty seems a good thing. Sure, you can’t force them to learn it, but laying the ground work would be a vast improvement over new math story problems which not-so-subtely teach redistribution. Of course, the irony of learning something of Liberty in a government school isn’t lost on me. But as long as the gov. is forcing them into school, there are worse things than Atlas Shrugged (and certainly better things too.

    Funny cat pictures are one of things that keep me (somewhat) sane at work.

  5. Bear
    Bear February 8, 2013 8:15 pm

    It seems that school which suspended the 7yo is now changing their story:

    They now claim that the boy was throwing rocks. Supposedly the principal has “statements” from students and teachers who witnessed this, but won’t provide them to the mother. Similarly, they claim the boy has been disciplined before, but declined to provide the emails they say they sent. They also say they did hold a disciplinary hearing, as called for their own rules, but apparently they neglected to include the boy or his mother in that hearing. Or even tell them about it. They call that “due process”.

    Who knows? Maybe the school is telling the truth. Maybe the mother and child are telling the truth. But for now, I note that one party’s story has remained consistent, while the other hasn’t. And the consistent version does seem likely when I consider the “mission” ( of the school, which I also note doesn’t seem to include actually teaching the kids reading, writing, math… or much of anything but how to be a proper drone.

    And the school’s web site, taken down shortly after I shared my little picture with them, is still 404:

    I assume they did that to hide the email addresses that were on the site. Fortunately, I saved ’em should anyone else need ’em.

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