MonthJune 2019

Comments on John Wick

The Wife and I saw all three John Wick movies last weekend. We had to fast forward through the puppy death in the first one, because The Wife wouldn’t be able to watch the rest of the film otherwise. We enjoyed them, but they are violent – particularly the third.

So, this comment from The Wife kicked over my giggle box:

We watched all three of those movies, but they were so ‘roided up, it was like watching six shoot ‘em ups.

Friday Quote – KrisAnne Hall

If society is honest and historically accurate, the only question that has any relevance to the gun control debate is, “Do you trust those in government, now and forever in the future, to not take your life, liberty, or property through the force of government?” If the answer to that question is “no,” the gun control debate is over.

One Step Closer to An AWB on the Ballot

The Sun Sentinel is reporting the backers of putting an assault weapons ban on the 2020 ballot collected the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a Supreme Court review. That’s the bad news.

The good news? First, they need to collect about 625,000 more signatures to actually put it on the ballot. Second, Governor DeSantis signed into a bill into law that makes it harder for out of state interests to push their BS onto the Florida constitution. Seriously, read the link. It’s a fucking hoot of pearl clutching goodness.

This also means that I no longer feel constrained if I see them collecting signatures. Oh, I’ll be polite, but I am going to ask the hard questions. I don’t expect to change the minds of the people collecting the signatures. I’m hoping to change the minds of the people within earshot.

My Toastmaster Speech On Prepping

I know a lot of my readers are going to cringe on how much I missed or just skimmed, but it’s amazing how hard it is to cram prepping in 5 to 7 minutes. And I came in at 7:46.

Metal Tuesday- Messiah’s Kiss -Road to Exxstasy

Pretty standard power metal that pops up on my playlists.

What To Do If Your Doc Asks About Guns

I found this article from Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership discussing what you, as a patient, should do if a doctor asks about guns in your house.

Should a medical professional ask about guns? Yes, but only in a few limited scenarios. The big one is if they believe the patient is imminent danger of causing harm to him/herself or others.

As a routine question? Nope. Any more than they should ask how much you drive (which is a bigger danger).

The article also specifies to find out who is actually asking the question, the doc or the healthcare system. Having worked in healthcare on the administrative side for more than a decade, I’ve seen a lot of stupid stuff foisted on the front line staff because someone in the upper echelons thought “it’s a good idea.” I’m not going to take actions against a doctor who’s being forced to ask questions because of some bureaucrat.

Fortunately, my doctor has not asked. I’d like to think he respects me enough not to pry into affairs outside his scope of practice.

Friday Quote – Fredrich Hayek

The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes, necessarily, the supreme rule.

The Arrest Of Coward Scot Peterson

First, go read Kevin’s and Miguel’s posts on the subject. Finished? Good.

I’m closer to Miguel’s POV on the charges. I also think the perjury charge is probably bullshit, but will be the charge in the end that Peterson will go to jail for. Broward is so ready to punish anyone for their county’s systemic failures, they’ll go with a bad case. Which will end badly because cops have no duty to protect individuals.

One can hope this is the case that overturns those horrific precedents. That cops, like damn near every other profession, will have a minimum duty of care to people under their direct care or purview.

My conspiracy side is wondering if they’re doing it this way to prove they’re doing something they know won’t work but will satisfy the public’s bloodlust.

Gun Safety in Schools

I saw this article on the Book of Face about how Minnesota passed a bill to allow gym safety to be taught in phys ed.

This got me thinking. There are upwards of 400-500 million guns in private hands. Approximately half of the households have at least one gun. Why is gun safety not being taught from kindergarten on up?

In my ideal world, it would at least be a variant of Eddie the Eagle with age-appropriate modalities. As they get into high school, it should be equivalent to a hunters safety course.

Metal Tuesday- Delain – Frozen

I think this was the song that got me into Delain. Pretty sure. What the hell, it’s a good song.

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