Current / History

Soon The Second Amendment Will Selects You To Be Shot

As questions swirl whether the U.S. will address the 2010s spate of rifle-caliber massacres legislatively (it won’t strengthen weapons limitations on the federal level, and will almost certainly loosen restrictions in several states), gun-rights activists will eventually learn this one, unequivocal rule: Police officers have one overarching aim: to not be killed on the job.  … Continue reading

Current / Economics / History

Unacknowledged Damage

So, Europe has entered its endgame with regards to Greece, namely it appears to be strangling the Hellenic Republic: The European Central Bank’s governing council is expected to turn off Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) for Greek banks at its meeting later today, according to well-placed sources. So unless Greek savers miraculously decide to cease withdrawing … Continue reading

Aviation / Current

Earth To Airbus: WTH?

What’s With Your Fly-By-Wire Programming? Yesterday a Germanwings A320, 4U 9525, crashed into the French Alps en-route from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany.  144 passengers and six crew (likely two pilots and four flight attendants) were killed in the impact.  I’d normally wait for some investigators to release a preliminary statement before commenting, but I … Continue reading