Monday, December 17, 2012

Odds & ends from Ol' Remus


 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg A patent for next-generation handcuffs offers a future in which the detained can be zapped directly from their restraints, and even injected with a medication, sedative, irritant, paralytic, or other fine substance, says Chris Matyszczyk in this article at CNet.

 When one considers how many empires have fallen apart since the end of World War II, and that the Union of the current United States was imposed by force, it should not come as any surprise that support for secession will continue to grow throughout America as the economy worsens and the divisions between American culture and the immigrant cultures widen.
vox at 

 In 2007 Maryland legislators approved a "millionaire's tax" of 6.25 percent on incomes of more than $1 million a year... The actual, real-world result: the state lost $100 million in tax revenues and ended up with a thousand fewer millionaires to fleece... a third of the population of the Belgian village of Nechin is filled with French who have fled their country in advance of a 75% tax on all earnings over one million euros.
Bernie at 

When feminists set out to remake the sexes back in the 1970s, they seemed to choose all the wrong traits to emulate and/or eliminate. Women were encouraged to match the promiscuity, aggressiveness, and irresponsibility of men. In other words, women were to model themselves on the worst men. Meanwhile, the best traits of traditional men—specifically their most chivalrous and protective impulses—were to be maligned, mocked, and resented.
Mona Charen at

art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg You can claim this change in the law and policy would be ineffective if you wish but in point of fact Israel, in the 1970s, faced a rash of terrorist attacks on their schools.  Israel also heard people screaming for more gun control, as we do today.  Their government analyzed the problem and decided to do the opposite and as I am advocating here—they trained and armed their teachers instead. What happened? School shootings ceased as schools were no longer "soft" targets, says Karl Denninger in this article, Solutions For CT: There Are Some, at Market Ticker.

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Each year, more than 75,000 National Rifle Association members meet for the NRA Annual Meetings. The majority of those people carry concealed and every year, everyone who attends that meeting goes home bullet wound-free... The other gun culture in America can be found in the inner city of Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and others, the same culture promoted in Hollywood films made by liberals, glorified by rappers and disrespectfully joked about at NBA parties, says Katie Pavlich in this article, Clarifying America's Gun Culture, at Town Hall

 Monsters and perverts never saw a child corpse they didn't savour as a political tool. They can't even wait for the bodies to go in the ground before their miserable sibilant whispering begins. Give us your means of defense and we will see to it another child never dies.
Texas Arcane at

 If you can only defend your right to life with a firearm by first getting permission, then it's not a right. When did government get the delegated power to diminish your right to life? Remember, if you were endowed with a right, it didn't come from government. And government was created to secure endowed rights, not deny them, restrict them, or diminish them.
Jeff Ganaposki at, via reader JG

 I don't expect these remnants of 1960s ethics to ever blame drugs for anything. But what puzzles me is their newfound blind support of government. How did they turn from being the harshest critics of "The Man" in the 1960s to being his most brainwashed advocates today? ... Government IS a gun. It exists through threat of force far more than via the illusion of consent. I pity all the fools who think that by disarming the public, they're fighting "the power," when they're only the willing tools of the biggest gang with the biggest guns.
Jim Goad at 

And Remus thought he was cynical - Once again, "conveniently" just as puppeticians are discussing a plot to violate your fundamental human right to own and to carry any kind of gun you desire, everywhere you go, in any manner you see fit, without ever asking permission from anyone, a "Manchurian Shooter" has been activated.
Kent McManigal at

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