Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s Important To Have A System

And Glenn’s is better than most.

 But I prefer to miss stuff randomly rather than subject it to some sort of systematic filtering.


They Predict A Low-Scoring Series

Phoenix up 2 in the semis, 15 goals in 2 games. Not holding my breath but it’s nice to watch some really good hockey.


Those Pesky, Misleading Statistics. Again.

So, which is it?

ATF: 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from US

Nearly 70 percent of all guns found in Mexico came from the U.S. over the past four years, according to data released by the federal government on Thursday.

or

More than 68,000 of the 99,691 firearms that were recovered between 2007 and 2011, and submitted to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for trace testing, were either made in the U.S. or legally brought into the U.S. at one point, according to the agency.

Those 2 statements do not convey the same information. How many firearms were recovered total during this period? How many were never submitted to the ATF for trace testing? (Here’s a hint – that ATF report doesn’t bother to provide that information)

And doesn’t this directly contradict the 90% canard?


Speaking Of That Adjunct Faculty Problem

here’s a solution that will never, ever get implemented.

…the adjunct problem in academia could be dealt with by setting up a pool of funds that tenured professors could contribute to that would then be redistributed back to adjuncts (solution 3 here). Since so many in academia claim to be in favor of redistributions and bothered by income equality, this should work splendidly. But of course it will never happen, and one is hard-pressed to get tenured academics even to think about the adjunct problem, much less do anything about it.

Thank goodness I’m not bitter.


Oops

USS Lafayette capsized in New York harbor, February 1942


Why We Win, Again

Because this type of thing plays itself out over and over.

Notice that 3 out of the four anti-carry advocates are Joyce Foundation-funded professional talking heads who between them (let’s toss in Ladd Everitt for good luck  even though he works for Josh Horwitz) generate the majority of the anti-gun noise on the internet these days, whereas pro-gun comments come from random folks all over the place.


What Exactly Is The Difference

between the newly announced and rather heavily blogger-hyped 5.11 Tactical Duty kilt and a Utilikilt? Besides price, of course.