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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Random Shots for Saturday, 28 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:33 AM (01:33)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to MeetMe

    Last time I checked, Klondike bars are only a buck apiece. Why not just buy the damn thing? Seriously.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Why is that stabbings are never referred to as “knife violence” ?

    Why is it when someone gets whacked upside the head with a Louisville Slugger, it’s never referred to as “baseball bat violence” ?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Now what are the chances of the governors, say “our own” Susana Martinez, actually refusing a pile of other peoples’ ∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅ ?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Presently I’m using Linux Mint on my laptops.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I think she’s afraid of competition from the streetwalkers.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    Just downloaded the MP3 file. The audio quality sounds good.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    Except that a T. Rex gives more leftovers than I can fit in ten freezers. That and spending over ∅12k for the Barrett M107 needed to bring one down.

  8. Posted to Facebook

    No problem. I keep thinking I should start my own.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Popular Science [PopSci] —

         Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It by Kelsey D. Atherton

         Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers by Kelsey D. Atherton

         3D-Printed Gun Named After An Arrested Gunmaker by Kelsey D. Atherton

  2. nmpolitics.net — Treat the Muslims in our communities like neighbors by Heath Haussamen
  3. Anything Peaceful by the Foundation for Economic Education [FEE] — How Policing Works in a Privatized City by Jeffrey A. Tucker [H/T “Anarchy Is All Around Us” Facebook page, Seth Anderson Bailey]
  4. Skyfall
  5. Transformation by openDemocracy [oD] — Ursula K Le Guin calls on fantasy and sci fi writers to envision alternatives to capitalism by Araz Hachadourian [H/T Frank Ney]
  6. International Business Times [IBT] — Physicists Prove Time Travel Possible by Sending Particles of Light into the Past by Mary-Ann Russon [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  7. Jack Donovan — All They Have Is Fear [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  8. NM Political ReportFormer Gov. Johnson weighs in on Martinez scandals, Syria by Andy Lyman [H/T Charles D. Frohman]
  9. Los Angeles Just Proposed the Worst Use of License Plate Reader Data in History. by Nick Selby [H/T Frank Ney]
  10. Drugs, Inc.
  11. Kn@ppster by Thomas L. Knapp — The KN@PP Stir Podcast (27 November 2015) — Thanksgiving Weekend Special (I downloaded the MP3 file from the blubrry.com site)
  12. American Military News ISIS Threatens To Cut The Tongue Out Of Anyone Using The Word “Daesh” [H/T Frank Ney]
  13. john1911.com — A New Tactic Against Open Carry Advocates – Swatting [H/T “tacticaltshirts.com” Facebook page]
  14. The Washington Post [WaPo] —

         Here’s how Donald Trump responded to my essay about him by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [H/T Dave Nalle]

         Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  15. ReasonCulture Warriors Invade Sci-Fi / Fantasy by Cathy Young
  16. Dark Skies

Notes from Life, Etc.

  1. I guess it’s time to bring back The Weekly Sedition as a podcast.
  2. Sites, etc., to check out from the 27 November 2015 (Thanksgiving) episode of The KN@PP STIR Podcast
    1. Darryl W. Perry – fpp.cc, fppradio.com, A Rebel’s Journey
    2. Kent McManigal – http://kentforliberty.com
    3. spreaker.com
    4. twistedwave.com
    5. soundcloud.com
    6. Pop filter
    7. Blue snowball microphone
    8. fiverr.com for professional help
    9. online MP3 joiner
    10. Audacity

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Random Shots for Friday, 27 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:07 AM (00:07)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Hey, Dannie, you’re a fan of Hillary, right?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    “The governors should respond by instructing their governments not to accept funds”

    Surely you jest . . . ?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Still, Rove doesn’t seem to have any problem with Republicans who use gun owners as the rhetorical soccer ball — kicking us around when it’s politically expedient (for ex: the Bushes, McCain, Romney, Peter King, the Girly-man Governator, etc., etc., etc.), so I refuse to speak up in his defense.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Dark Skies
  2. LittleThings800-Year-Old Seeds Have Grown Into A History-Altering Plant by Laura Caseley [H/T Steven Vandervelde]
  3. Russia InsiderChina Is Setting up Its First Military Base in Africa by Dave Majumdar [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  4. Gun Owners of America [GOA] — Gun Owners of America: Time to Let Gun Grabbers Know We Will Not Comply by AWR Hawkins
  5. Young ConservativesAnonymous Launches war on ISIS, Delivers First Blow Over Paris Attacks by Michael Cantrell
  6. scifiideas.com —

         Star Trek is as out-of-date today as Buck Rogers was in 1980 (Take the hint!) by Steven Lyle Jordan [H/T Eric Johnson]

         Britannia Rules the Stars – An Alternate History Timeline by Mark Ball

         10 storylines from Star Trek: Online that could be used in the new Star Trek series by Guest

  7. FuturismPhysicists Discover New Massless Particle; Could Revolutionize Electronics & Quantum Computing by Jolene Creighton
  8. ReutersHow an ugly, brutally effective warplane won the battle for its future by David Axe [H/T Scott Campanaro]

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Random Shots for Thursday, 26 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:03 AM (01:03)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. AllOutdoor – Re: Why “Moderate” Pro-Gun Groups like ACRGO Always Fail

    Exactly — notice how the hoplophobes and victim disarmers never refer to stabbings as “knife violence,” someone getting whacked upside the head with a ball bat, piece of pipe or rebar as “blunt object violence,” someone getting beat up in a fistfight as “bare-hand violence,” etc.

  2. AllOutdoor – Re: Why “Moderate” Pro-Gun Groups like ACRGO Always Fail
    1. Is there a federal agency which requires anyone who sells cars for profit to be fingerprinted, photographed and submit to a background check before going into business?
    2. Should people be required to go through a background check before purchasing a car? That isn’t the case at present, from what I can tell.
    3. At present, there aren’t any laws requiring you to have a driver’s license, vehicle registration, automotive insurance, license plates, etc. if you’re not operating the vehicle on your own property. Those statutes only kick in when you drive the vehicle on public roads.
  3. Posted to Facebook

    If you really want to make this version of panem et circenses[1] more interesting . . .

    Snipers of the NFL

  4. Posted to Facebook

    The 19XRW page says they’re only 190k each for the 240 hp models.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I suspect that the main reason Egolf doesn’t support this two-tier scheme is that it’s sponsored by a Republican. This isn’t the first time New Mexico Democrats pulled this schtick. During the 1990s, they killed off concealed-carry legislation in committee in the State Senate during every session. It wasn’t until Richardson told them “pass it and put it on my desk for signature or I’ll veto the feed bill” that it passed.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    And then there’s the Massachusetts / federal version:

    GOP tries to subvert Dems via “triangulation” (sticking a GOP label on a Dem policy plank) by creating Massachusetts RomneyCare.

    Dems copy and paste GOP “solution” into U.S. Code (federal statutes) with help of guy who put together the GOP “solution.” “Obamacare” is thus created.

    End result?

    Government gets bigger, more intrusive, more expensive for those not in the good-ol-boy loop.

    Prices and cost of living go up for those not in the good-ol-boy loop.

    GOP and Dems rake in truckloads of donations complaining about “the other side” and offering themselves as “the solution” — Vince McMahon couldn’t have scripted it any better. The campaign consultants laugh all the way to the bank.

    The crony mercantilists sponsoring the GOP and Dems line up to cash in via government contracts, the “individual mandate” for the insurance companies, etc., etc., etc.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. New RepublicBeyond Gun Control by Lois Beckett [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  2. ProPublicaWho Turned My Blue State Red? by Alec MacGillis
  3. WiredThe 18-Rotor Volocopter Is Like a Flying Car, But Better by Mary Grady [H/T Jeff Jordan]
  4. The Washington Post [WaPo] —

         Uranus might be full of surprises by Rachel Feltman [H/T Wally Conger]

         Researchers mapped the weather of a planet outside our solar system – and it’s pretty blustery by Rachel Feltman

         Why NASA’s top scientist is sure that we’ll find signs of alien life in the next decade by Abby Phillip

  5. Dark Skies

NOTES

  1. Bread and circuses – Wikipedia page

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Random Shots for Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:02 AM (01:02)

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Full 30

         EOTech settles for $25.6 million by Tim [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]

         Lightweight, Accurate, Reliable, and Wallet Friendly? Yep! by Matt

  2. The PolitistickMatt Drudge Drops a Bombshell Claim About the U.S. and ISIS by Jennifer Burke [H/T Barry Hess]
  3. Dark Skies
  4. AllOutdoorWhy “Moderate” Pro-Gun Groups like ACRGO Always Fail by Jon Stokes [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Random Shots for Sunday, 22 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:23 AM (01:23)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    And has at least one that shouldn’t be there. Since when does Wesley Crusher’s alter ego qualify?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil_Wheaton#Politics

  2. Posted to Facebook

    The question is this: If the states refusing to assist Syrian refugees had Democrat governors, would you still post this?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Do the various “liberals” hoping for Wayne LaPierre to get shot after the Sandy Hook shootings count?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. VoxI worked in a video store for 25 years. Here’s what I learned as my industry died. by Dennis Perkins [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  2. The Underground Comedy Movie
  3. Dark Skies

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Random Shots for Saturday, 21 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:18 AM (01:18)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Interesting page, Todd — rather disturbing stats for residents of Rio Rancho (apparently, Sandoval County has almost twice as many foreclosures per unit area as the state and nation as a whole.)

    Is it changing the economy of Rio Rancho? It seems to be doing exactly that, just not in a good way (from our perspective).

    I agree with your recommendation to vote against tax increases and salary increases for elected officials. That sort of thing almost never makes things better.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    I’ve been using Open Office and its successor Libre Office since June, 2004.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. RealtyTrac — Sandoval County Real Estate Trends & Market Info – Foreclosure Trends [H/T Todd Hathorne]
  2. The American ConservativeFrench Gaullists and the Last War by [H/T Mark Quon]
  3. inAPPropriate Comedy
  4. The Washington Times‘Captagon,’ highly addictive amphetamine drug, fuels Syrian fighters, funds war by Kellan Howell [H/T Eric Szeman]
  5. The Objective Standard [TOS] — A Thirty-Year War – If Americans Will Have It by Craig Biddle [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  6. Chicks on the RightCrew Of The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Creates An AWESOME ‘Star Wars’ Spoof Trailer by Miss CJ
  7. reagancoalition.com — ALERT: Anonymous Hackers Reveal THIS U.S. Company Helping ISIS . . . [H/T “Obama is the Worst President in US History” Facebook page]
  8. Conservative Tribune [CT] — ALERT: Anonymous Hackers Reveal THIS U.S. Company Helping ISIS . . . This Is TREASON by Ben Marquis [H/T reagancoalition.com]
  9. Nemesis
  10. The Houston ChronicleSheriff indicted after a shooting that he called an accident [H/T Thomas Knapp]
  11. The Washington Post [WaPo] — Citing federal immunity, judge tosses manslaughter charge for Texas detective who shot unarmed black man in 2013 by Wesley Lowery [H/T Thomas Knapp]
  12. snopes.com — Safety First [H/T Thomas Knapp]
  13. The Daily Mail [UK] — The Burn ISIS Flag Challenge: Outraged Muslims flood web with their version of the Ice Bucket Challenge in protest against Islamic State barbarism by Simon Tomlinson [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

[TGC] PSA: There’s No Such Thing as an “Accidental” Discharge

Filed under: Preparedness, Principles, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:44 AM (07:44)

PSA: There’s No Such Thing as an “Accidental” Discharge

November 12, 2015 — Thomas L. Knapp

SigSauerP225

At least once a week or so, I read stories about allegedly accidental shootings. These stories always puzzle me, because assuming a competent adult and a non-defective gun, there’s no such thing as an accidental shooting. The two kinds of shootings are “intentional” and “negligent.”

What’s worse is that all too often, these supposed “accidents” involve people who carry guns professionally and have received extensive training in their use. They don’t have recourse to the excuse that they didn’t know what they were doing.

For example, Clayton County, Georgia sheriff Victor Hill was indicted on November 12 for “accidentally” shooting a woman with whom he claimed to be “practicing police tactics.”

In late October, former Austin, Texas police officer Charles Kleinert was granted federal immunity from manslaughter charges for “accidentally” killing a man (he claimed to “only” intended to pistol-whip the guy).

For that matter, a decade or so ago, a DEA agent announced to a room full of students “I’m the only one in this room professional enough that I know of to carry this Glock 40” before “accidentally” shooting himself in the leg. Some professional, huh?

Let’s clear all this “accidental” nonsense up right now. There’s no such thing as an “accidental” shooting. There are only two kinds of shootings: Intentional and negligent.

Look, people: Neither guns nor gun safety are complicated.

The gun is either loaded or it isn’t — and you should always assume that it is. If you don’t, you’re negligent. Period.

If you point the gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot, you’re negligent. Period.

If you leave a loaded gun around where a four-year-old can pick it up and shoot a sibling while playing, you’re negligent. Period.

If you use a gun for some purpose other than the one it was intended for — as a bludgeon, for example — you’re negligent. Period.

Especially, not just “even,” if you are a police officer or a member of the armed forces.

Gun rights activists (yes, I am one) are fond of pointing out that guns don’t kill people, people do. That’s true. It’s true whether the killing is justified or unjustified, and it’s true whether the killing is intentional or negligent.

Negligent shooters and their supporters need to stop making excuses for negligent shootings. And the 99.9x% of responsible gun owners who take gun safety seriously shouldn’t be tarred with their “accidents.”

Thomas L. Knapp is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org). He lives and works in north central Florida.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 9.9
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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Random Shots for Friday, 20 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:27 AM (00:27)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism – Re: Teen Sexting: Time to Decriminalize Childhood Mistakes

    For whatever reason, this article ran in the print edition, but never showed up on the paper’s website [http://dailylobo.com/section/columns]

  2. Posted to Facebook

    If you’re in Silver City, we need a county-level affiliate for Grant County. Ask Marty Swinney to appoint you as the county contact at the December 13 CentCom meeting.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. New Horizons from National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] — A Day on Pluto, a Day on Charon by Tricia Talbert
  2. Annie Bellet — On Awards This Year [H/T Louis Antonelli]
  3. Atlas Obscura33 Thomas Street [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  4. The Firearm Blog [TPB] — Spectre 80% Polymer Glock Frame by Nicholas C [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  5. The Zero Theorem
  6. Russia InsiderThe Bear Awakens: 355 ISIS Targets Destroyed by Russian Air Force in Last 48 Hours by Rudy Panko [H/T Elizabeth Honce]
  7. Ahlul Bayt News Agency [ABNA] — 355 ISIS targets in Syria destroyed by Russian air force in last 48 hours [H/T Rudy Panko]
  8. Motherboard at ViceWhen Big Guns Go Down by Damien Spleeters [H/T Bryan R. Stahl]
  9. MegaEdiot: WKUK – Clint Webb For Senator [H/T Darrin Craig]
  10. John Wick
  11. VarietyCNN Suspends Reporter for Tweet About Syrian Refugees by Alex Stedman [H/T James A. Landrith Jr.]

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Random Shots for Thursday, 19 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:01 AM (01:01)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Because private civilians carrying their own weapons just isn’t good enough for most Ruling Classwipes. In fact, armed citizens are one of their biggest fears.

    #RKBA #2A #secondamendment #victimdisarmament

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Don’t forget to write on the juror questionnaire: “I know that I have the right and duty to judge the law as well as the facts of the case.”

  3. Posted to Facebook

    YAL-UNM is off to a good start, as well.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The American Conservative [AC] — The Best Coalition Against ISIS by Patrick J. Buchanan [H/T Mark Quon]
  2. The Daily Grail [TDG] — Reclaiming the Goddess: Stop Using the Name ISIS to Describe a Bunch of Ignorant, Murderous F**ktards by Greg Taylor [H/T Graham Hancock]
  3. news.com.au — Facebook restores Isis Anchalee’s suspended account after mistaking her for a terrorist by Matthew Dunn [H/T Greg Taylor]
  4. io9Alan Moore Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because Big Publishers Suck by Kaila Hale-Stern [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  5. Popular Mechanics [PM] —

         Here Is the Soviet Union’s Secret Space Cannon by Anatoly Zak

         The Pentagon’s Far-Out 1950s Dreams of Space Guns by John Wenz


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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Random Shots for Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:34 AM (00:34)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    The most astounding part of the article is the fact that anyone listens to Slick Willard Romney anymore.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Pepper spray is simply weaponized Tabasco sauce. Read the label on the can — some even will have “food grade” printed on the side.

    Still, it’s better than your bare hands and an iPhone.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    If he’s sincere about this (BIG “IF” there), his legacy will go from “Gun Salesman of the Decade” to “Gun Salesman of the Century.”

    Start saving for the run on ammo now . . . .

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The Washington TimesObama says gun control to be top issue of final year by Dave Boyer [H/T Barry Hess]
  2. PJ MediaFive Very Bad Targets for ISIS by J. Christian Adams [H/T Jeff Jordan]

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