“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
by Ayn Rand


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slight scheduling change

Due to the impressively overwhelming response to Tam’s various fundraisers (the last numbers I heard bandied about for the total amongst all of the various projects was well into the five digits range), the impending Christmas season, the only-slightly-less impending "fiscal cliff", and all of the various other ways people and families have been losing/spending money in the recent past and will be in the near future, I will be putting my intended HAVA fundraiser […]

plan these things out in advance

Courtesy of Better Half’s far too hyperactive, realistic, and highly-detailed unconscious, I have a somewhat interesting question for all of the police officers, former police officers, friends of police officers, and folks who have gone through similar circumstances themselves.

Say you are at home, in bed, when your home alarm system goes off / you hear breaking glass / some other occurrence alerts you to an illegal presence in your home. You and your […]