Wednesday, May 02, 2012

We want our free healthcare!

Some North Carolina hospitals sue patients who fail to pay their bills. (They want to get paid for services rendered; go figure.)  The NC NAACP says that's a bad thing because you're picking on poor people and they want the hospitals to stop. 

Me, I think being poor sucks in a lot of ways.  You can't have nice cars, you don't get to live in a good neighborhood, people may not provide you services they don't think you can pay for and so on.  I started out relatively poor, and it's why I've worked really hard to not be poor.  I figured out fairly early that being poor sucks and I don't like it.

Perhaps others ought to try it sometime.  Before someone decides that the free ice cream has ran out and all you get is carrot sticks.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

All standard jokes on tracers aside

(Via one of my Intertubz Spy Network)

They sell it as a trajectory identification aide.  BS.  It's for making nighttime at the range look like a Star Wars battle scene.

The plus about this particular brand is that it's "cold"--it's no more likely than standard ammo to set something on fire.  It's imperfect--you can't see it in daylight--but on a heavily overcast day, or at an indoor range, you're going to be able to identify whatever shooting problem ails you--in 9mm or .45 ACP, at any rate.