Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rough Seas For Kitty Hawk

Update: Bear in mind as you watch this that U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is 1,069 feet long, 282 feet wide at the deck, and displaces over 80,000 tons. Her flight deck is sixty feet above water, making that wave approximate to … Continue reading

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Found at Strategy Page: Last April 9th, at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, two soldiers were driving a rented SUV about five kilometers from the part of the range used for live firing. It was at night, and an F-16 … Continue reading

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Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros is a band from Iceland with an interesting sound.

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Mark Steyn Charges Dismissed

Rights panel rejects action against Maclean’s JAMIE KOMARNICKI June 27, 2008 The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint against Maclean’s magazine over a controversial article on the future of Islam, magazine officials said yesterday. Meanwhile, a decision from … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Tunguska Event

The Tunguska Event took place one hundred years ago today.

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North Pole Melting

According to this article in the lefty UK paper, “The Independent,” the ice at the north pole is melting, and they of course blame global warming. However, I also noticed this article about volcanic eruptions shaking the Arctic Ocean floor … Continue reading

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Miller, Colt .45s and Natural Law

That is the title of another excellent piece on Heller and its effects over at SCOTUSblog written by David Kopel. This observation particularly interested me: One aspect of the Heller majority opinion that has not yet attracted the attention of … Continue reading

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Heller And Its Effects

For those of you interested in Second Amendment law, and that should be all of you, Run on over to The Volokh Conspiracy. The past two days have had a running commentary related to Heller better than anything I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Bill Gates On Microsoft

This is an interesting read. An email from Bill Gates to Jim Allchin regarding Microsoft product usability. My favorite bit: So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.

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Unabashedly Unprincipled

Charles Krauthammer has a good piece on Barack Obama over at National Review Online. His ending line is worth a quote: Not a flinch. Not a flicker. Not a hint of shame. By the time he’s finished, Obama will have … Continue reading

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Concealed Carry in National Parks

As you probably know, it is currently (almost always) illegal to carry a weapon in a National Park, even if you have a concealed weapons permit. Georgia recently changed the law for state parks, and National Forests follow local state … Continue reading

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Talking to the Police

Posted here recently was the tragic story of a man who was, I believe, wrongly convicted in a self-defense shooting incident. Part of the reason he was convicted is that he spoke with police before consulting with an attorney. Many … Continue reading

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Defend Online Poker

This is up over at Professor Stephen Bainbridge’s blog: The Poker Players Association has an urgent action item: Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee will review a bill, H.R. 5767, that would block the implementation of UIGEA regulations. In order … Continue reading

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Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3.0 has been released. The Windows, U.S. English version is here. Walt Mossberg recently declared it to be the best browser available. Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, are trying to set a world record for the most downloads in … Continue reading

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Northern Approaches

Some questions to ponder over at The Corner… Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods? Where is all the media asking the tough questions … Continue reading

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