Monthly Archives: August 2011

RNS Quote of the Day: 08/25/11

Nick M writing on the Libyan happenings If freedom is a loaded gun (and it is) then what is a rocket launcher on the back of a Hi-Lux? Nick M – CCinZ Answer: One of the few things I would … Continue reading

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Mathematics is not their strong suit

I understand that with all their fancy lawyering, and all the law school they had to attend so they could do said lawyering, the folks at the ACLU didn’t really have time to take a bunch of mathematics courses. And … Continue reading

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Wonder and Envy, but Mostly Wonder

For me, the easiest way to tell that an author has transcended the gulf between good, serviceable writing (the sort found in most genre fiction, from Frederick Forsyth to Heinlein to Stephen King) and literature (from Parker’s early Spensers and … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of the Day, 08/23/11

Mark Field says: We Californians are amused at your consternation. But we hope everyone’s ok. [from a Volokh Conspiracy East Coast earthquake thread. He’s right, 5.9 is really not a big deal. I greatly prefer earthquakes to tornadoes and hurricanes. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

Interesting bit on NPR. We really do romanticize the idea of little mom & pop stores being better than big box stores (especially anti-big box people).  In my experience, the little retailers who thrive do so not because they try … Continue reading

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Instructional Video

How to be a good citizen, by David McElroy

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It’s All Worth It

After a long hard day juggling deadlines, crafting strategies and executing legal maneuvers, not much can beat a smooth cigar, a smoother single-malt (Singleton, baby!) and sharing a fire with loved ones as the yard lamps glow behind, all flickering … Continue reading

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Wolf and Ball

I’ve been working late the past couple of weeks, and the wife sent me this sad photo of Alaska hugging his ball, waiting for me to come home and play…. 🙁 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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Hari Seldon: Food Riots A-Comin’

Hari Seldon is fiction, of course, but it sure seems that if psychohistorians existed, they’d carry the more modren title of “complexity theorist.” Insty linked to an overview article in MIT Technology Review, but I found the actual paper fascinating, … Continue reading

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CalGuns Foundation License-to-Carry Strategy

Most RNS readers are likely not Californians, and so it bears repeating that your humble correspondent lives in California and, like most of the state’s residents, in a county whose Sheriff refuses to issue concealed-carry licenses for self-defense. In a … Continue reading

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