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Friday links

  • How to kill an Islamonazi (H/T Y.B.) They can also be killed after the fact. But that’s just sad.
  • How law and lawyers killed Europe’s Jews and have done plenty of other murder and tyranny. Which is merely the brilliant lead-in to a condemnation of the current “due process is an inconvenient luxury” anti-gun nonsense.
  • The criminalization of speech. It starts young.
  • Jeff Jacoby discovers the biggest armed mob in America. Good question, there toward the end. But we already know the answer. (H/T FH)
  • It’s no longer some vague right-wing conspiracy that’s responsible for the nation’s distrust of Hillary. Now it’s certain corners of the Internet. Hey. Proud to be one of the many.
  • But wait. If you shouldn’t pay attention to the Constitution any more (because it’s, you know, so un-modern and so full of DWMs who shouldn’t be telling us what to do), then that means we shouldn’t have a president. Or Congress. Or taxes. Because that’s the main sort of thing the Constitution spells out. So … maybe you’re onto something there, Posner, even though you clearly don’t know it.
  • Hahahahahaha! The co-founder and CEO of ReMax says it’s a darned pity cash-poor renters don’t know about all those juicy 3%-down loans that are still out there despite all those overly restrictive lenders.
  • Can pot help prevent Alzheimers? Frustratingly academic at the moment. (C’mon, people, how many grams, ingested how?) But more fascinating data.
  • Courtesy of Fred in comments. Too adorable not to bring forward: Dr. Seuss Taxidermy. (Not a single one of the critters resembling any from my always-most-favorite Seuss book, On Beyond Zebra!, though.


  1. Pat
    Pat July 1, 2016 4:32 am

    Did you read the accompanying article (written in 2006) re: Caliphate Islamists? It’s rather long.

    “If the West is going to challenge this model it has no alternative but to openly battle Islam along with the Koran. This is not a deliberate precipitation of the clash of civilisations, rather a clear identification of the doctrinal incompatibility between Islam and secular Western Liberalism.”

    I couldn’t find anything substantial on this author, but the article was enlightening.

  2. Fred
    Fred July 1, 2016 8:04 am

    Sec. 17. And hence it is, that he who attempts to get another man into his absolute power, does thereby put himself into a state of war with him; it being to be understood as a declaration of a design upon his life: for I have reason to conclude, that he who would get me into his power without my consent, would use me as he pleased when he had got me there, and destroy me too when he had a fancy to it; for no body can desire to have me in his absolute power, unless it be to compel me by force to that which is against the right of my freedom, i.e. make me a slave…

    – John Locke, Second Treatise

  3. LarryA
    LarryA July 1, 2016 8:20 am

    A Man for All Seasons

    William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
    Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
    William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
    Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!

    Lawyers on the other hand…

    Reference gun numbers, there wasn’t a figure for armed agents, but the USMC current total is only 220,900. Last number I saw for carry licenses was north of 13,000,000 and rising rapidly, except for the expanding number of states that no longer require licenses to carry.

    Even the Marines recognize that attacking against odds of 40+ to 1 constitutes a suicide mission.

    Observation: The USMC is organized for a war. Even if all the federal alphabet agencies were on “our side” it would be interesting to watch them interacting in a hot environment, but it’s something I’d want to watch from afar.

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