Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Abode of McThag: Defintitions

Quick thoughts on McThag's post "Definitions."

Quick thoughts on McThag's post "Definitions."

McThag had a good post about making the "no fly list" the "no buy list."

Cut and pasted:

It's not that we want terrorists to get hold of guns. It's that what we'd call a terrorist won't match what will be a terrorist by law. 

So, how does this apply?  Look, I'm going to make this fast because I've got a lawn to mow and only a few hours before the storms roll in again.  

Politicians tend to aim for the low hanging fruit.  They make some half arsed definition that may or may not have real world application.  And those on the no fly list, a good number of them are on it because their ID got stolen after they traveled to a nation that was not as stringent with their security procedures with passports as the USA is.  

Look at the AWB.  You could still purchase an AR as long as it didn't have too many "scary" items attached.  Look at the bullet button in California.  It is already been bypassed.  

The law is a scary thing when it is drafted incompetently.  

Friday, July 1, 2016

I found my old World of Warcraft guild.

Got bored and started searching random terms on Google.

How you word something determines how the results show up.

Today I randomly googled my old guild name and added "World of Warcraft" after it.

I just found that my old guild, "Love Me Dead," is back up and running.  But on a different server than the original.

I recognize a few names on it.

So, pretty much a blast from the past.  Not too sure how to describe my feelings.  I had a lot of fun playing WOW and I loved the social aspect of the game.  But it's not enough to get me back in.  I enjoyed my time on WOW, but it was a major time sink.  I had a lot of fun with the people I met online, but I've lost track of most of them.

It did bring back a lot of good feelings.  But if I went back to WOW it wouldn't be like the old days.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Scott Adams and "gun control."

I don't often read Scott Adams blog.  No reason, it's just not in my reading list.  But he just put out a pretty interesting article entitled Why gun control can't be solved in the USA.

It is quite witty and full of snark.  It does go into how different perceptions make a different argument for each set of voters.

I present to you the fourth paragraph:

"But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is more likely to use guns for sporting and defense."

Like I said.  His use of snark is excellent.  Adams makes some good points, and is pretty funny doing it.

Go read it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lazy Weekends - Make Me Believe

"...let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns."

Long time no post.  Sorry to let down my one or two readers.

I have been absolutely sickened by the act of senseless violence down in Florida.  Unfortunately too many activists have been dancing in the blood of the victims in order to preach for gun control.

Too many politicians and activists try to focus on confiscating/controlling firearms from the law abiding, because it is easy to control and measure.  Sadly that is merely reaching for the "low hanging fruit."  It does not properly impact those who act in a criminal nature.

Banning guns will not make the US a paradise.  It did not help the Republic of Mexico, why would it help here?

Here is a link to the Pink Pistols.

"Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”