The motivation for this post came to me after reading this post by Ace. I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while, but Ace beat me to it. I’d like to continue with my own take on the subject here.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of the Chicago Tribune gun error by now. If not, the short of the story is that the Chicago Tribune printed a technical drawing of an AR-15 in an attempt to explain the legal definition of “assault weapon.” Most noteworthy was them mistaking a sling attachment for a grenade launcher mount. Continue reading →
Today, I’d like to talk about making this country a safer place. We are a violent people. We as Americans, we think it’s OK to hit people. We think it’s OK to invade a ring with an opponent who has done nothing to us. But we just go in and we just punch.
I am a member of the Boxing Victims Against Boxing Violence Organization of America and lately I have received e-mail after e-mail of news stories about people who have been hurt and killed by fists. We have a boxing problem in this country. Continue reading →
Predictions on the internet are a scary thing because they tend to come back and haunt you. For that reason, I am careful about making predictions. It seems like life has a funny way of finding new ways to surprise you. Black Swans and all, you know.
I like to keep my predictions somewhat obvious so that I don’t have to look back on shame at my old blog posts. That might make my predictions a little more boring than they could be, but at least I’ll retain some credibility.
This probably sounds like a pat-my-own-back post, but it’s not all that impressive. I don’t make predictions or point out things that are hard to see. Risky predictions are not my business – I only make bets that I know I can win.
Plus, LibsDebunked.com was only around for a month in 2012. I didn’t have much time to get things wrong. I try to get most things right for the sake of credibility, but there are two posts in particular that stand out for their eerie timing. Continue reading →
The Atlantic published a piece by Marc Parrish titled “How Big Data Can Solve America’s Gun Problem.” I’ve never heard of Marc Parrish and this appears to be the only article he has ever written for The Atlantic. If he’s new to journalism and debate, maybe he can be excused for proposing such a silly idea. Maybe.
Either way, I’m here today to debunk the Marc Parrish “big data” gun control idea that he posited here. I have a problem with everything in this article, starting with the title and basically every sentence to the very end. Even just a cursory examination of his idea should make it obvious that it is a seriously flawed idea. Continue reading →