Archive for December, 2005

Time passes…

December 31, 2005

Another year winds down to find this blog well into it’s third year.
2005 also marked ten years for my personal web site, which has been under my own domain since 2000.

It’s been a good year for me, and hopefully for you as well. All the best in 2006!

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Getting access

December 31, 2005

I’ve said this for a while…

December 30, 2005

Baen Books understands the e-book model. This fellow explains why in detail.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

A summary of style…

December 30, 2005

Morning Quote

December 29, 2005

“Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.” — Ghostbusters

New pictures

December 29, 2005

I have new pictures posted on Flickr.

Another mass grave found in Iraq

December 28, 2005

A debate on inanimate objects causing violence…

December 26, 2005

I had a discussion with the photographer of a photo I posted here.

I’m going to cut him some slack because English is not his native language.

He stated that “I don’t believe guns do anything other than generate violence.”
Note that this fellow is a gun owner himself. By his logic, his guns will cause him to commit violence.
As long as it’s only against paper targets at a range, then he has exerted his control over those inanimate objects.

I replied with

I just don’t see inanimate objects as a cause of violence. Firearms can be a very effective tool for a person to commit violence, but they don’t “generate” violence. They are also extremely effective tools for self-defense.

His response was: “Well, as long as people remain ignorant I do believe that inanimate objects have the power to generate violence.”

Given this lack of logic, I’m going to have to go with it must be a religious issue with him. He must belong to one of those sects that believe objects have power that can influence people against their will.

As far as I know, no inanimate object, including firearms, have gotten up and committed violence on their own.

There is a gun cam, where you can keep an eye on a revolver, just to make sure it doesn’t animate and act of it’s own will.

What I’m reading…

December 26, 2005

In print, Vin Suprynowicz’s “The Black Arrow”. This is some serious assed hard core Libertarian fiction. A fun read and full of interesting historical quotes.

On my Palm, Michael Z. Williamson’s “The Weapon.
Set in the Freehold Universe, it’s well written military SciFi.

OH NO!

December 24, 2005

Commpassionate Democrat evicts Heartless Republican!

Oh, really?

No. It is not.

Here’s the real story:

A liberal lawyer in Los Angeles is threatening to throw nearly three dozen homeless center residents back on the streets because of something he finds indefensible: The center’s founder is a Republican and voted for President Bush.

Roughly 30 men, women and children may be forced to leave Dome Village – a 20-year non-profit center for support and housing of the homeless – and will have to try to survive on the streets because of a punitive rent hike imposed by the landlord right before Christmas.

So much for the posture of compassion.

I could say more, but that would require the use of language that I only use on my own weblog.
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