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Friday links

  • Kurt Schlichter asks how much blood congressthing Eric Swalwall and company would be willing to shed to (try and) capture all our firearms. OUR blood, of course. Or the blood of their paid agents. Sure’s heck the left-elite aren’t okay with putting their own precious bodily fluids at risk.
  • I think — and hope — we’re beginning to see a groundswell of resistance to the kind of busybodies who alert cops when a child is happily walking alone.
  • An antidote for political outrage.
  • American Partisan: Honey as medicine.
  • Security maven Brian Krebs says it’s time to realize virtually all our personal data is already in malign hands and take new steps to prevent the creepazoids from using it.
  • The common advice to “just move somewhere else” when your state infringes your gun rights is facile. Moving is not always practical and sometimes a downright wrong thing to do.
  • Ten important things invented by women. (Yes, even back in the days when we really were oppressed.)
  • A universal translator to tell us humans what our dogs are trying to say? Not just yet, I’m thinkin’.
  • The ATF makes a “helpful” suggestion about gun-related Christmas gifts. The Internet laughs. With bitter derision. (Via Codrea)

10 Comments

  1. larryarnold
    larryarnold December 7, 2018 9:45 am

    Sure’s heck the left-elite aren’t okay with putting their own precious bodily fluids at risk.

    The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
    Gang aft agley,
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
    For promis’d joy!
    Robert Burns, 1785

    I haven’t friended BATF, but the gift-card idea isn’t bad:
    1. I get half a dozen students/year with guns gifted to them. Usually six would have chosen a different model.
    2. Couple years back I got a call from a wife wanting to gift her husband a CHL class. I swapped a certificate she could wrap for the fee. After his birthday she called up and told me how much he appreciated the thought, but there was something in his background he had neglected to tell her about. Not wanting to be in the middle of that conversation, I immediately issued a refund.

  2. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 7, 2018 10:47 am

    On the moving to another state link, IMHO the most important three things about location are local, local and local (in that order) therefore you can live in a state that has good gun laws but a county or city in that state that does not or you could live in a state that has bad gun laws but in a county or city that are pretty much 2nd amendment sanctuaries.

    Of course a city, county and state that all don’t infringe on gun rights may be the perfect location but then again you still could have an a**h*** for a neighbor there (that’s the third one of those most important things).

    So again IMHO just do the best you can, accept that everything ain’t perfect, try to make it better and be happy in the small amount of time you get to even inhabit whatever place you call home is maybe the best point of view.

  3. larryarnold
    larryarnold December 7, 2018 3:24 pm

    Agreed, X.
    Although quite a few states, like Texas, have preemption laws that keep whatever gun control and knife restriction there is at the Legislature level.

  4. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 7, 2018 3:39 pm

    LA very true and in blue WA we have a preemption law something the anti 2nd want to do away with (so they can get even worst laws in the anti 2nd strongholds) however with the passage of 1639 some cities and counties are saying they can not or will not enforce 1639, that does not mean the state police will not just the county sheriffs or city police chief’s who are located in those counties or cities will not. Good places to live in IMHO.

  5. Jim Brook
    Jim Brook December 7, 2018 4:59 pm

    What is all this nonsense about using the noun “gift” as a verb (in the ATF story)? I think that started with the IRS. Tax people talk about “gifting” someone. “Giving” is the verb form. Once you learns to talk good English, can’t nobody change it.

  6. Desertrat 1
    Desertrat 1 December 7, 2018 8:33 pm

    The first patent for a refrigerator was for a Dr. Barre of Appalachicola in 1851. Ammonia cycle. The compressor operated by wind or steam. Dunno about patents, but I’d bet that when electric motors came into use, they were applied.

    Workable DC motors from 1886; AC from 1888.

    Surprised that Marie Curie was not on the list.

  7. larryarnold
    larryarnold December 8, 2018 8:08 am

    “Giving” is the verb form.

    But giving isn’t quite as specific as gifting. Giving you a cold wouldn’t be considered “gifting.”

  8. Desertrat 1
    Desertrat 1 December 8, 2018 12:23 pm

    Born in 1934. Finally graduated from Gatorland in 1962. I’d never seen “gifted” used as a verb. It typically was applied to a talent, such as a “gifted musician”. This usage as a verb seems to have appeared in the 1990s, as best I recall. And it offends my sense of proper language.

  9. MaDDtraPPer
    MaDDtraPPer December 8, 2018 12:52 pm

    Kids of all ages are free range in Switzerland. Rather refreshing to see.

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