Category Archives: DISCUSSION

"Define A Primitive Society?"

Someone left a comment in German challenging me to define a primitive society. Per site rules, comments are accepted in English only, and I do not translate comments. However, there is no site rule against accepting challenges. My economist friends … Continue reading

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"Footpounds Of Energy For A Bullet To Pierce Steel"

Someone came by looking for “footpounds of energy for a bullet to pierce steel.” That is another of those “it depends” questions. How much energy it takes depends on three major factors, the hardness of the projectile (bullet), the size … Continue reading

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"Translate Cogito, Ergo Armatum Sum"

Someone came by searching for “translate Cogito, ergo armatum sum” It means (I) think, therefore I am armed. (or “armed I am”) The other side of that coin is “Cave quicquam incipias quod paeniteat postea.” One of the Maxims of … Continue reading

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The Prey Speaks To The Predator

I have talked about the devastating effects of sexual assault in the past, most recently here. The statistics, that one woman in six will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime, make dry reading. Browsing British crime news this morning, I … Continue reading

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Call, Don't Write, and Don't E-mail your Congressman

Right now, most Congressmen’s offices are so flooded with E-mail that it takes three weeks or more to even get noticed. And the new robo-response programs are so good, most of us are never aware that “thank you note” was … Continue reading

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Little Miss Attila Is Starting A New Religion: Count Me IN!

Little Miss Attila has one worth reading. Go – NOW! But she would not have to start a new religion had not 2100 years of tyrants stripped the message of the Last Supper from Christianity. If there were two swords … Continue reading

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THE VIEW IS DIFFERENT FROM THE INSIDE

Looking at my morning news feed, I came across this gem: “The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction.” That is the view from outside. From inside, you get a … Continue reading

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CONTINUING A PRIOR POST ON THE FOUNDERS LEGACY

I posted earlier today about a preacher who said the Founding Fathers left us a legacy. Indeed they did. And that disturbs some, who react in various ways. Among those reactions, I see the National Journal On Line quotes AFL-CIO … Continue reading

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WE ALL KNOW MICROSTAMPING WILL NOT WORK –

BUT WHERE IS THE STUDY BACKING UP WHAT WE ALL KNOW? An Oklahoma legislator wants a study of microstamping, to see whether it will do what proponents boast that it will. Leave a direct trail from a discarded case at … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF THE "DISCLOSE ACT"

Brad O’Leary, writing at The American Thinker, uncovers more of the story behind the death of the Obama, Pelosi, Reid “DISCLOSE ACT, and the NRA’s role in preserving free political speech. You remember the DISCLOSE Act. That was the Congressional … Continue reading

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