Thursday, August 01, 2013


(Via Jerry Pournelle)

While we can argue that 22,377,600 miles isn't all that super close on a human scale, in astronomical terms it's pretty well a direct hit.

The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an "electromagnetic pulse" so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States.

Some of the allegations further into the article are downright frightening.

Edit, 8/2/2013 2011:  And it seems we have yet another hoax sucking in all sorts of people.  Carl Bussjaegar points us to the truth of the matter.  I've went out and checked myself (yeah, shoulda done that sooner) and found the same evidence in different places.  July was a very quiet month for good old Sol.

While we're mentioning Carl, you might want to click down to his free books.  They are damn good reads, and it's a shame that no publisher has picked him up.  And if you enjoy them, do free enterprise a favor and hit his tip jar.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yeah baby!

I'm probably the last person to blog this, but yesterday evening Gov. McCrory signed HB 937 into law, bringing the North Carolina concealed carry statute much more in line with that in other states.  I'd like to thank the governor and the general assembly for their efforts in this matter, as well as Grass Roots North Carolina, whose tireless advocacy was instrumental in getting this done.

The NRA, on the other hand, gets a big wet raspberry for sticking their damned nose into things that are not their concern.  Stick to the federal questions, please.  As a learning experience for them, all my NRA-ILA contributions for this year will go to GRNC instead.

I'm actually quite stoked, since my current employer is covered under this law.  Now if they just don't post the place....

Monday, July 29, 2013

It gets better and better

Many folks think that Snowden is some sort of a traitor because he finally developed a conscious and ratted out his NSA bosses for their activities.

Don't be so quick to believe them.