Saturday, August 18, 2012

And another happy ending

(Via Timebomb 2000)

An Alabama woman arms herself with a gun while her daughters get an axe and a butcher knife. Bad guy home intruder gets a bullet. He ought to count himself lucky the daughters didn't get to him.

Another happy ending

Bad guy decided to visit a motorcycle dealership to steal a new bike. Local PD detective helps him to assume ambient temperature in preparation for a nice long dirt nap.

Hats off to Detective Poe, Winston Salem PD.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Un-effing believable

(Via Guns.com)

Gun store is shut down by ATF. Reopened by the brother of the original owner, who decides to pursue a new business model--reporting all users of their indoor range to the local po-po for a background check.

I hope the gunnies of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and vicinity come up with a nice, creative way to be sure the new owner starves to death in a cardboard box under a bridge in the dead of winter.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We hate it for you

Unions are ticked off that the Democrats are holding their convention in North Carolina. They say that "The state has been dubbed by some as the "least unionized" in the entire country, and there's not a single unionized hotel in all of Charlotte."

Meanwhile, CNBC says that North Carolina is one of the best states in the nation to do business--#4, actually. Heavily unionized states like New York (#34), California (#40) and Illinois (#26) fare much worse in business friendliness.

I say "Go figure."

Anything your car says can and will be used against you in a court of law

(Via the Drudge Report)

"Improved!" Event Data Recorders, colloquially known as "black boxes" will be coming soon to new cars. While they might tell us that "No, they aren't for that!", you can bet that new car buyers will be giving Big Brother a free ride along every time they leave their driveway.

Hackers, get started now on your plans.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Of interest

In the prepper community, there is a subculture who considers what it would take to survive the total collapse of civilization and rebuild "after". For example, let's say we had such a total collapse of the world economy that it took down product distribution networks and the power grid failed, not for a day or three, but that it just went down and never came back up again.

Yes, some people are a lot of fun at parties.

Open Source Ecology is building the Global Village Construction Set, a 50 piece industrial machine setup that would allow you to survive with style. Interesting concept, assuming you could scrounge up the knowledge, tools and raw materials after things have went all Mad Max.

Really?

They didn't take a formal vote, but the vast majority of Penn State trustees voiced support for the university president's acceptance of severe penalties imposed by the NCAA over the school's handling of a child molestation scandal.

Let's see. An assistant coach turns out to be a child molester. Penn State University employees up and down the line from him cover it up, turning a blind eye. So who do we punish?

We invalidate 112 wins and a number of championships, punishing former players while "demoting" the dead coach that the assistant worked for down the record books a bit.

We strip scholarships from the program, punishing players who have yet to set foot on the Penn State campus.

Fine the university $60 million, which as any free marketer know will simply be paid by students, donors and Pennsylvania taxpayers, not the guilty parties.

Nice lesson in punishing the mostly innocent, NCAA.