Working On A Starship
2 months ago
Dear Neighbor:I dunno. At least they're not selling AlienWay fanchises.
Do not throw this message away. Make copies IMMEDIATELY and send them to at least twelve nearby stars and good things will come to you.
A planet orbiting V606 Aquilae received a copy of this message 1,751 of your years ago and the inhabitants LAUGHED at it. V606 Aquilae went NOVA shortly afterwards and all life on that planet was destroyed.
The natives of a moon circling a planet in the Beta Centuari system decoded a copy of this message and promptly sent it to fourteen other solar systems. They have enjoyed PEACE and PROSPERITY ever since.
You don't want to experience the terrible thing that happened to the Aquilans. Send your copies out immediately.
Your concerned neighbors
b) Firearms safety courses conducted by the state police department under section 1(a) of this chapter:It's free, all you have to do is show up and it doesn't require any skill or knowledge testing? So, ummm, what's the point? Oh, yeah, to make it more of a PITA to exercise a Constitutionally-protected right, while requiring the State Police to devote their scare resources to the program, which won't make them any more fond of gun-owners. Got it.
(1) must be offered to persons free of charge; (2) may not be more than two (2) hours in duration; (3) must be conducted or offered at least one (1) time each week in all geographic areas of Indiana; (4) must be conducted after regular business hours; (5) must require a person to attend only for the duration of the course to complete the course successfully; and (6) may not require any skills or knowledge testing in the use of a firearm in order to complete the course successfully.
As most of the world bets on China to help lift the global economy out of recession, Mr. Chanos is warning that China's hyperstimulated economy is headed for a crash, rather than the sustained boom that most economists predict.Then, there's this nifty graph (late of the New York Times), found at Michael Flynn's other blog:
I am a woman. I train regularly with a firearm, I have a "carry permit" and I do carry a sidearm. Prior to so doing, I was robbed at gunpoint twice and stalked.(He offered to "...come over to your house and punch your f---king face in" to one commenter at SFL's blog; SFL herself, after initially being very annoyed at massive pro-gun commenting, recovered with a great deal of grace. Meanwhile, he avers, "Luckily, I live in a society where I’m not really worried about things that my size, strength or brains can’t overcome." For those keeping count, that's two assertions of brute force and three of male privilege and no kind of "level playing field" at all. Tsk, and him a former Democrat candidate for office, too. It's a world turned upside down, it is).
I do think the individual right (not requirement, Rob; if you don't care to own a gun, that's your right) to keep and bear arms is important.
Do you wish to punch me in the face?