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Wednesday links

[Peeks around the corner of the Internet.] Psssst — is it safe to look at the news again yet? The only word I’ve had from the outside world is from NPR. That’s been good for about 30 seconds a day, as they’ve dropped their all-immigrant-all-the-time coverage for their utmost favorite topic, all-blood-dancing-all-the-time. But I’m optimistic; I’m going to go out and check the news, assuming not every media outlet can be so narrow-minded.


  • Why should you be outgunned by violent people who hate you?
  • This Atlantic article has been around for a few years. But at moments like this it’s encouraging to recall that in the past even the mainstream media has acknowledged that “gun control” has historically had malign intent. (H/T DT)
  • LOL. Casting Lord of the Flies with Democrat presidential candidates.
  • This morning, Blogger locked the blog No Lawyers — Only Guns and Money. Owner John Richardson has appealed.
  • The faces show it’s not a “white male problem.”
  • What all that weird sh*t in email headers means and how to use it to identify spoofed mail.
  • This science article begins as a good summation of what the Cascadia subduction zone is all about. If you live on the upper west coast, you probably already know that. Then it gets into new research and analysis that predicts where (though not when) The Big One might strike. (Good one courtesy of MtK.)

    Amid all the bad news, here’s a pair of heartwarmers and hankie-wringers:

  • Her newborn life was saved as her father read his struggling premie daughter those famous books about The Boy Who Lived. Now, the rambunctious five-year-old Harry Potter fan gets a visit from Draco Malfoy Tom Felton.
  • She walked into a shelter and asked to adopt their oldest, most unwanted dog. She left with two.

And from the incomparable Len Savage:


  1. brew
    brew August 7, 2019 11:48 am

    Silver did a pretty good write-up re: The Big One in I believe last year’s Backwoods Home Magazine. I’ll see if I can dig it up and post the link later for those that might be interested.

  2. Myself
    Myself August 7, 2019 6:41 pm

    Also worth noting from the Atlantic article is how quickly politicians support gun control when the “wrong” sort of people start carrying guns

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X August 8, 2019 10:52 am

    PRATT: The Killers In El Paso And Dayton Targeted Unarmed Citizens — But The Media Won’t Admit It….

    The solution of course is to disarm the law abiding!

    We are always the ones to be punished with these sweeping gun control laws but there are more than a few of us who will not comply; Come and take them and see how that works out as a recent statement from one of my newly adopted state politicians said; Make sure to send only the unmarried and make sure they are well armed!

  4. kentmcmanigal
    kentmcmanigal August 8, 2019 7:53 pm

    Terribly off-topic, but I thought this thought today: “America is at that awkward stage; it’s too late to work within the system, but too early to boogaloo.” ~ Claire Wolfe paraphrased for 2019

    Or, maybe too late to boogaloo…

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