Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tab clearing link dump

Been collecting all kinds of things I wanted to write about, and now my browser is starting to slow down because I always run a bajillion tabs when I'm NOT saving stuff to look at later. In a possibly unrelated matter, disqus threads keep not loading properly.

https://www.billwhittle.com/commentary/shards Found by way of The Smallest Minority


http://www.forgottenweapons.com/i-found-this-old-maxim-silencer/ Suppressors are considered to be good manners in a lot of other countries, now if only we could convince our politicians that they aren't a magical mute button for guns the way they're portrayed. Which now makes me think about ACTUALLY making a magical mute button for guns in GURPS. But that's for a different discussion.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/outlaws-guns-article-1.1540358 Found by way of http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2013/12/nydailynews-tells-truth.html
Nice to know that at least some people wholeheartedly support the government being able to arbitrarily ban things (which are protected by the bill of rights no less) with no input from subjects citizens on it. I look forward to their excuses at future infringements. Ones such as when the 1st and 4th amendments are inevitably deemed to be dangerous amounts of freedom, but the intent of their protection is still being honored by leaving an un-monitored 3'x3' privacy zone in every house. All other areas, public or private, will be recorded by video cameras; tampering with them or blocking them in any way will be a felony of course. Needed to prevent dangerous elements from gathering in private domiciles or engaging in dangerous speech. Spending too much time in these privacy zones will of course be grounds for suspicion, and entering them with another person is grounds for investigation for conspiracy, but you can't be too careful!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/03/Congressional-Research-Service-More-Guns-Less-Crime Can't prove anything about why crime is down, but can disprove that more guns is causing more crime. Found by way of someone or other on the blogosphere (seriously, I need to start writing that stuff down)

http://www.weerdworld.com/2013/tory-fisk/ And here's this. I think I was contemplating making some kind of comment, but there isn't really anything I could add to this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25201471 Why does Iceland have so little crime despite being relatively gun friendly apparently? Can't imagine it having anything to do with drug laws that aren't quite as stupid, little to no gang culture to provide those drugs and kill each other, reasonably good education, and reasonably few areas of insane poverty that usually give rise to gangs and violence. That almost definitely probably doesn't have anything to do with it maybe perhaps.

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