Category Archives: OFF TOPIC

Off Topic: AAS Says We Are In For Cold Weather

It is a bit off topic for a gun blog, but the American Astronomical Society has now made official what I have been saying for 22 years. The Sun is probably entering an extended period of dormancy, and we are … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Keeping The Hucksters At Bay

A CNN item should serve as a reminder that “private information” is now public information.” Briefly quoting the CNN item linked above: “According to one Wall Street Journal study, the top 50 Internet sites, from CNN to Yahoo to MSN, … Continue reading

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Off Topic, Blogger Controversy Heats Up

For a heads up for bloggers; Patterico has extensive coverage of Blogger’s treatment of Ann Althouse and her Althouse blog. For those not aware, the soft spoken law professor had her Blogger account and blog frozen because of a complaint … Continue reading

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OT: Coffee Shop Debate About The Granny Gropers

I stopped for a cuppa to find the usual crowd of doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs debating a point of law. According to the accepted hierarchy of law, a State law overrules a local ordinance, and Federal law overrules State … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Soy Is Not Your Friend

I have been knocking food faddists, the “diet for a small planet” extremists in particular, for more than thirty years. From observation, those whose diets consist of 30% protein, 30% fat, and less than 10% sugar and starch tend to … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Sirhan Says An Enchantress Made Him Kill RFK

The Boston Globe says Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of murdering Robert Kennedy, says a seductive temptress manipulated him. For starters, I do not believe Sirhan. Forty years ago, I would have denied that it was even possible. At that … Continue reading

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"Institutional Revolutionary Party And Drugs 1920s"

I feel as old as Time but I am not quite old enough to answer the search for “institutional revolutionary party and drugs 1920’s” from my own knowledge. The Institutional Revolutionary Party is of course Mexico’s long time ruling party, … Continue reading

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OFF TOPIC – BUT MORE FIREFOX USERS THAN IE USERS DROP BY

Firefox has been slowly increasing its percentages since my first blog post. It has Internet Explorer by 2%, up from a tie a week ago. That data point is probably interesting to number guys, and no one else. But I … Continue reading

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OFF TOPIC: PERTUSSIS

Pertussis, whooping cough, has come back to haunt us. From the item linked above: “The states in deep red are up at least 150% over 2009. The cases in salmon are up between 100% and 150% over last year. Despite … Continue reading

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