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Month: March 2018

Why they imagine we’ll go quietly, I don’t know

Okay, enough of the weekend’s peace and beauty. A D-party candidate for sheriff of Buncombe County, NC, has advocated killing people who own “military style” weapons. (H/T SS) Granted, that’s Asheville, which one Twitterer called called “San Francisco east”. It’s one loudmouth trolling for v*tes. Maybe he’s desperate. Maybe he’ll say anything. Maybe his blather means nothing. Except as one more tick on the clock of our times. Still, it’s clearer by the minute that what the regressives can’t win by law and sheepish obedience they intend to seize by violence. (By, of course, their guys with military-style weapons.) We’re…


Yesterday: Out and about

Cold and windy. More winter than spring. But beautiful. Click to embiggenate. This one I “painted” lightly in the GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). This one I painted more heavily, which may not be apparent until you enlarge it.


Ammo to Go: Ballistic gel tests

I’m a few days late posting this, so apologies to Brandon from AtG, but Ammo to Go has published a massive (their word) test of self-defense ammo. The team tests nearly 100 different handgun loads through a 4-layer barrier into ballistic gelatin. Enjoy the treasure trove of data and see how each round compared under identical testing conditions to other ammunition options. Read. Learn. Argue (of course; you’re gunfolk). Enjoy.


Friday links

  • If I’d have had time to post yesterday (sorry), this would have been at the top of my list: YouTube shows its colors (again) by banning a range of gun-related videos. (Tip o’ hat to DB and others)
  • Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump or Cambridge Analytica, is gaslighting America.
  • Yeah, and Cambridge Analytica is a red herring. Money quote from the Obama camp: “Facebook was ‘very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.’” 11 Comments
  • Midweek links

    After an eight month paid vacation, the officer who shot Justine Damond has been charged with murder and manslaughter. But for most bad cops, there’s still no fear of being caught. Take happy family photos at the gun range, get suspended from school. Sigh. New Jersey again. Scott Greenfield on those odd income disparities uncovered in a study this week. Yes, the bizarre outcomes are probably a lot more than mere racism. What if some girls just don’t want STEM careers? A VPN you use on your own server, no need to contract with a provider. That would be great.…


    Basics of Resistance — pre-orders coming

    I’ve been intending to blog this, but my writing partner Kit Perez got there first. Our new book, Basics of Resistance, will be published on April 19. Pre-orders for the Kindle version start April 1. There will also be a paperback; I’m not sure whether that will be released simultaneously or shortly after. We were originally hoping for a first-quarter 2018 release, but life intervened. That we are still so close to goal is largely Kit’s doing. She has been in “steamroller mode” to keep this project moving and doing a brilliant job. The ongoing final edit she mentions is…


    Self-driving car kills a pedestrian

    Uber suspends all testing of self-driving vehicles after one of their cars — in autonomous mode but with a human at the wheel — kills a woman crossing the street. Self-driving cars are a lot farther from prime time than their starry-eyed proponents would like us to believe. (H/T PT)