Sunday, October 8, 2017


Here is the article that explains it.  PJ Media: Youtuber demonetized just hours after Rush Limbaugh reads her article on his show.

The problem is that YouTube (and Google) have a monopoly on the new free speech on the internet.  If you agree or disagree on their words, well, free speech isn't just about hearing what you want to hear.  But YouTube shouldn't take money away from people "just because."  Many gun bloggers have been demonetized by YouTube.  It's not a good thing to fight free speech like this.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Popehat: Talking productively about guns

A horrible thing happened in Vegas this weekend.  I should post something commemorating the victims, but I have no readers to my blog. 

On the Book of Face, many of my friends are posting the normal leftist vitrol.  For the most part, I try to not respond to my friends posts if they are blatantly extremist.  Today I made a mistake and asked a question.  

Long story short, I am now researching issues with CDC gun violence research.  Sadly Google only finds left wing stories, and I can't find the actual articles from certain authors even by using the proper keywords.  Eh.  

So, I found this article by Popehat.  I'll post it for reading.  

ETA: An opinion on gun control by Larry Correia. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hmm.  Apparently Wisconsin voting machines were not targeted by the russians, nor did Homeland Security claim that they were targeted.  Or something like that.  

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Officer Killed Deputy Dinkheller

Use of force.  There is a lot of talk of the "Ferguson Effect."  In the 90's a deputy stopped a man who went back to his truck and got a rifle.  The minute that rifle came out leathal force was authorized.  The deputy tried to talk the suspect down, but was instead murdered.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Well, this is a stupid article.

Police are powerless to remove an online suicide video.

Why is it stupid?  It's claiming that the police can not remove a video of a 12 year old girl committing suicide.

Well, duh!  Polk County PD (Georgia) only has authority in Polk County.  They do not have National nor International authority.  What they are doing is requesting that the various websites take down the video after it is posted, which those websites are doing.

On that note, court orders can be requested, but they only work on each individual event.  Not a broad brush ban.

Now why can't they just block everything all at once?  Because once it's on the internet, it is out there forever.  Anyone can make a copy and post it on almost any social media website.  And if they have their own copy of the video/photo/music/et al., they can just upload it whenever they want.  At this point, it becomes a game of Whack-A-Mole.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Deputy involved shooting at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

This is interesting.

Video of a deputy involved shooting at a Fairfax, VA Hospital.

This incident occured on August 15, 2016 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  At about 50 seconds in, you see Mr. Gomez start swinging at the security officer.  At 3:20, the deputy arrives on scene.  At 3:30, Mr. Gomez charges at the deputy.  At 3:34, Mr. Gomez falls to the ground.

For the most part, private security ony observes and reports.  When the guy started swinging at them, they did as they should and they got out of the way.

In Fairfax, there is both a Police Department and a Sheriff's Office.  Now the deputies tend to handle the courts and civil matters, while the police are tasked with the handling of legal matters.

I'm not too clear on why the deputy was at the hospital.

There wasn't much time for the deputy to defend himself.  If I recall correctly, deputies in Fairfax are not issued Tasers.  On an aside, the 9th Circuit ruled that Tasers were tantamount to lethal force, so many agencies are now getting rid of them.  (My agency is letting the majority of them age out, while most of our officers are not even bothering to carry them.)