These are the same people who have outlawed your standard incandescent light bulbs. The government has no business being a nanny forcing people to expend money on a particular product. If a homeowner wants to pay a higher electricity bill that’s his business. Frankly I find CFLs considerably worse for the environment given the heavy metals, lead, and other materials required for manufacturing. A CFL is actually hazardous waste, how many are going to be thrown out as standard garbage? Couple this with the fact that fluorescent lights give many people headaches, lack of color quality for photography, and their inability to be used with dimmer circuits, you have to wonder why anyone would force this issue.
Anyone who thinks that “green” policies are done for the environment, wake the hell up please. Politicians are using it to gain power. You lead by doing, these people aren’t leading, they are forcing us to do this and it doesn’t actually benefit us or the environment. I think Dogbert said it best.
While something bad could happen how is reporting every “suspicious” activity going to help. How do you separate the large volume of unnecessary noise from the actual incidents? This is a basic problem of security in general, large amounts of false data result in you decreasing your sensitivity.
[I spent last weekend using a radio to talk with Eastern and Western Europe, the Philippines, Russia, China, and South America. Thanks to the wonders of modern signal processing pulling people out of the weeds I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to hear or talk with made it that much more fun.
The wonders of modern technology make this an awesome place. I’ve made more contacts through gun blogging and GBC than I would have previously at any other time. I can easily find and independently verify information on my own. It’s a wonderful age, that the media and the gun grabbers I think are starting to hate. It’s too easy for people to figure out the anti-gunner lies, or discover facts they would rather have us not see.
Guns, bringing people from all over the world together. Even kids. -B ]
HB 1016 just passed the senate 47 – 0 with 2 excused. At this point it has to move across Christine’s desk. Normally I would be concerned, but with the overwhelming support from both the house and senate I’m not too concerned.
Supposedly according to the NRA’s facebook page there are those who disagree with the legalization of suppressors claiming they could only be used for nefarious purposes. That’s why absolutely no one showed up to EITHER public hearing to speak out against it here in Washington.
Suppressors are a safety device, if you disagree with suppressors, pull the muffler off your car or shut the hell up!
Running into a cop when he’s having a bad day is starting to look like it will end quite badly for you, he on the other hand will still go home to his family while you’re either dead or forgotten in the back of his cruiser. No worries though because the officer wont be held accountable for their actions.