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Monday, December 24, 2012

Quick! Do something before I can think!

This is the primary problem with trying to pass a law in the wake of a highly emotionally charged event.
The people having the conversation regarding "common sense" concepts don't fully understand the concepts. Watch Mayor Bloomberg try to explain why supports a ban on semi automatic rifles by describing how an automatic weapon works.
He is either totally ignorant of that which he discusses or is being totally disingenuous in order to get his real agenda passed. Either way this is not the kind of people you want making new laws.
When making laws, you have to be VERY specific about the language and definitions. That opens the opportunity to take advantage of other peoples ignorance.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dear NRA, I appreciate the input but placing one armed guard at every school is insufficient. For that to work you really need an armed guard for every person. While that sounds really expensive, it's not. It's called "eliminate the 'gun free zones'" You welcome, TFM

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I recently travelled through the SFO airport few times and have decided it is an excellent example of government inefficiency thwarted. Most people do not realize that you can opt out of having TSA run your security. You still have to follow TSA procedures and guidelines but you can have private security put you through the naked scanner instead. Some time ago, SFO did just that. The lines at SFO consistently move faster than most places I've been and the security seems more alert and sensitive to getting everyone through with a minimum of fuss. The time they it took them to scan and approve someone? About 5-10 seconds. Mainly just because they were paying attention to the fact that we all already knew how to do it. We had to wait on the machine to spin, not wait on the agent to talk everyone through each agonizing step. TSA is replaced with private security and the TSA sanctioned personal violations are more palatable, coincidence? I think not.

Even if you choose not to exercise it

Dianne Feinstein this morning on Meet The Press made a call for no longer having "the rights of the few outweigh the safety of the many" Mrs. Feinstein, I'm pretty sure the rights you hold in contempt belong to all of us.