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that ugly "need" hydra

A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate your right to own [...]

quote of the day – matthew

I have already discussed how much of a losing proposition I consider the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado to be; as others have said, it embodies pretty much the "perfect" (though I hate to use that word) Kobayashi Maru scenario for self-defense, only with no way to hack into the server the night before and cheat your way through to victory.

That does not mean I would not have tried to bring the [...]

if it is free, can you buy it?

GearHog is at it again…  this time, you can “buy” a free chance to win one of three gift cards and one of two benchrest tripods. 

It is free.  What do you have to lose? 

(As usual, links to GearHog make me money if you click on them and buy something, even if that something is free.  The FTC can kiss my heinie.) 

free is good

This week’s GearHog deal is a free chance at one of two $50 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops. 

Yes, free. 

‘Course, your chances are currently two out of 431 as of the time of this post, so I am certainly not going to say you have a good chance of getting either of the gift cards, but, hey, it is not like it costs you anything either. 

(Note:  Links to GearHog [...]