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The impact of the Newtown shootings is still causing me to
recoil in sadness and disgust. The worst actors in the aftermath are the water
carrying talking heads who are useful idiots for the gun lobby. Yes this is the
time to discuss gun control. Right now all the old bromines about criminals not
obeying laws, and the government coming to take your guns away cannot pass
muster. Saying you cannot apply
rationality to irrationality may sound sensible, but there is nothing to which
the application of a keen mind will not find solutions. Like most solutions
they will not be perfect, but like most goals its Pareto’s law, 80% of the
problem can be solved. The fact is US gun culture is behind these deaths. Of course the rights
never look to science and statistics to make political decisions that would be
First ban clips bigger than 6 shots.
Second Ban semi auto rifles
Third anyone taking psyco tropic medicine must be red flagged,
their guns and even large knives taken away.
Fourth every school should be allowed to have one trained armed
person on premises.
From Schaldming (pictured)to Stowe winter skiing season woes. Global warming is an economic avalanche that will destroy the viability of thousands of ski resorts. In the big scheme of things its only a pastime restriction.. Skiing is a luxury pastime that only a small sliver of the world can enjoy. However it is a hard stop impact with the reality of climate change. Maybe its another climate change gift to Canada. Le Mastiff may become the only game in the east. Could Canada have a monopoly on wine production?
While a huge fan of the Tom Baker Doctor, I have not jumped on the current bandwagon. However I love Dr Who trinkets. This PC desktop design is the coolest thing ever. Expensive, only in Britain, pity.