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by P. J. O'Rourke




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

well, they wanted equality

I have absolutely no problems with women serving in “combat units” in the military…  

… so long as they meet exactly the same, already-established standards that everyone else serving there already met.  

Simply put, having separate requirements for women and men in a combat unit is absolutely idiotic; it is not like an M240B will care whether the person humping it 10 miles over a mountain has breasts or not, and neither will […]

inforce wml and streamlight tlr-2, a comparison

(Note:  I am well aware that the TLR-2 has an underslung laser and the WML does not.  I will do my best to notate where the existence of that laser affects the comparison, and the laser itself was not used in any of the performance/run-down tests.  Unfortunately, I did not have a TLR-1, so I had to make do with what I had.) 

As a recent negligent discharge adequately illustrates, […]

the martial dilemma

For my fellow martial artists in the audience, and without providing you any context whatsoever (intentionally, at that), please rank the following in order of importance in determining what school/dojo/etc. you would attend:

– Proximity – Class size (and which direction is preferable / ideal class size) – Specific style – Cleanliness – Cost – Separation of child/adult classes – Testing fees – Franchise membership / corporate backing – Federation/association/etc. membership – Format / […]