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Category: Official thuggery, bad prosecutions, and bad law

Midweek links

  • Good lord. A brave security guard stops a mass shooting. Police show up after he’s subdued the perp — and and shoot the hero dead. The details are even more appalling than the bare facts. There’s a GoFundMe for the young victim, a churchgoer and father of an infant.
  • Was Amazon’s long search for a second HQ a total scam? (Is anybody the teeniest bit surprised that they ended up choosing to locate in the nation’s two capitals of money and political power after running the tax-paid bids into large numbers of zeros?)
  • Did you know Congress created something called the United States Preventive Services Taskforce (that tries very hard to pretend it’s not a government tool)? Well, it wants each and every one of us to be screened for alcohol abuse when we visit our doctors. I guess if our government already considers us all criminals, we might as well be considered drug addicts, too. OTOH, treating us as actual free and responsible adults would be nice for a change. 18 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • Kit Perez on forming a community survival group. This is a more rigorous process than most of us will go through, but its a good reminder of where our most important allies will be when TSHTF.
  • It seems certain crusaders in government don’t want Gab to have a right to free speech.
  • Sure, USPS. Scan every piece of mail for “security,” then grant recipients a right to have an early look at what’s awaiting them. Then put no damn security on your system at all, making identity thieves’ job easier. 5 Comments
  • Thursday links

    What Joel (and Leslie Fish) wrote was sadly moving, and we can know that willfully naive souls will repeat the same fatal mistakes, world without end, amen. But thank G-d, some in the American Jewish community are awakening and taking up arms in defense of themselves and their faith. Sigh. Dutch police decrypt hundreds of thousands of messages from IronChat, a supposedly rock-solid, end-to-end encrypted messaging app praised by Edward Snowden. Six questions about the sloppy and insecure CIA communications that got 70 U.S. spies killed. Meanwhile, as Sharyl Attkisson notes, the Central Lack-of-Intelligence Agency deepens its spying on everybody…

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    The morning after

    It turned out to be a fairly normal election, after all. A dead Republican brothel owner was elected to the Nevada state assembly. And a live writer of porn romance novels is refusing to concede the Georgia governor’s race. Minnesota elected a domestic abuser and Farrakhan supporter as its chief law enforcer. And Arizona is still trying to decide between a seeming all-American paragon and a complete lying moonbat in its Senate race. Decisions, decisions … For me, personally, and for the good people of Washington state, the biggest heartbreak was the urban-driven slaughter of gun rights in the lopsided…

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    Friday links

  • A “pro-gun” president now wants more federal gun control. Which gun groups are fighting Trump’s ineffective, obnoxious, and camel-nose-in-the-tent bump-stock ban?
  • Sad if true: Why medical students are having a strangely hard time mastering surgery.
  • Signal, the privacy-focused messaging app, has a new way of protecting users’ identity. (I still wouldn’t trust any app, but Signal seems to be the best of the real deals.) 13 Comments
  • Tuesday links

  • Hillary drops an incredibly racist “joke” that that would get anybody to the right of her pilloried.
  • An Iranian immigrant starts a GoFundMe for victims of the Tree of Life massacre and raises nearly a million dollars in three days. Remember, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
  • OTOH, some prominent but twitterpated Jews think it’s somehow possible to fight anti-Semitism by shunning and banning from worship fellow Jews who happen not to share their political opinions. Is there no end to the hatred oozing from people who imagine themselves to be against hate? 8 Comments
  • Friday links

  • Dicks Detestable Sporting Goods — you remember them from when they hired lobbyists to work for victim disarmament — gets sued by an ammo manufacturer.
  • Tyler Bariss, whose chronic SWATting and calling in of bomb threats finally got an innocent man killed last year, has gotten hit with 46 more charges. Usually I find it despicable how the feds heap charges upon charges to intimidate people into plea bargains; I hope Bariss goes away for a long, long, long time. And the trigger-happy SWAT sniper with him.
  • LOL, a judge in Washington state rips off his robe and sprints after two escaping prisoners. Catches one, too. 16 Comments
  • Score!

    I hit the last garage sale of the season and … … Score! $2 each for five-gallon gas cans. Pre-repaired, besides. Take that, stupid EPA! The linked article by Jeffrey Tucker makes me laugh: The whole trend [toward unvented gas cans] began in (wait for it) California. Regulations began in 2000, with the idea of preventing spillage. The notion spread and was picked up by the EPA, which is always looking for new and innovative ways to spread as much human misery as possible. Of course regulations have been circumvented by polite Freedom Outlaws ever since. And those who don’t…

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