Make some Lego handguns
Lawyer advises pulling the 3D printed gun files from servers. And wishes to remain anonymous.
Ah, the fictitious 90%.
Too late, it’s already out there.
So, a short version of what this post is not about, but it gives you background: Some guy I’ve never heard of is a professor of some liberal arts field and performs studies that support his view that capitalism is bad, socialism is good. And it turns out that all of the studies were fakes. Made up. Not real. He lied, faked data and never performed the research.
But this ain’t a post about that, it’s a post about this. Here’s some of his “research”:
Stapel designed one such study to test whether individuals are inclined to consume more when primed with the idea of capitalism. He and his research partner developed a questionnaire that subjects would have to fill out under two subtly different conditions. In one, an M&M-filled mug with the word “kapitalisme” printed on it would sit on the table in front of the subject; in the other, the mug’s word would be different, a jumble of the letters in “kapitalisme.” Although the questionnaire included questions relating to capitalism and consumption, like whether big cars are preferable to small ones, the study’s key measure was the amount of M&M’s eaten by the subject while answering these questions. (The experimental approach wasn’t novel; similar M&M studies had been done by others.) Stapel and his colleague hypothesized that subjects facing a mug printed with “kapitalisme” would end up eating more M&M’s.
Forget that it was all a fraud. Let’s assume that his “research” was flawless, not faked and, in every way, absolutely perfect. Top notch social science, even. What the fuck does it prove? Nothing. Zip. Nada. Zilch. Obama’s economic plan. Bupkis.
How is it useful? Not at all.
What’s the point? Grant money? Pushing a political philosophy, maybe.
This is “science”. And this stuff is taken seriously.
The ideals suck and their ways of trying to measure them suck even more. And that’s saying something.
And it says “don’t piss off your customers“:
Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dick’s Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.
At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dick’s sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 and their shares 10 percent in the last quarter.
Dick’s CEO pointed his finger squarely at, well, Lance Armstrong. “People had a very negative reaction to the Livestrong brand,” he said at an earnings report.
I’m betting the no PC guns played into that too.
The man says to the woman “Will you sleep with me for one million dollars?” And she says “yes”. He then says “Will you sleep with me for fifty dollars?” She says “No, what do you think I am?” He says “We’ve established that, now we’re just negotiating price”.
That about sums it up. It’s an argument of degrees. No, we’re not slaves but we lean ever so slightly in the direction of being forced to do something. And the Wookiee suiters jump from that very slight lean all the way over to shaking their bowcasters and shouting RRRAAAWRR.
I don’t think the slavery is taxation argument is a libertarian one but more of an anarchist one.
Ok, then.. I get all alpha male and piss wherever I want and make scratches with my feet on the floor.
And, now, owners of dangerous dogs.
Postal workers too scared to deliver mail in Brooklyn. But let’s ban sodas!
Americans really don’t care about it. And those of us who do tend to vote absolutely on it.
Speaking of, 9 reasons anti-gun activists are deluded.
Yes, it’s legal. Mostly.
MP5SD. I know, they suck and probably hate me but those are sexy.
Tactical mini-14, A-Team approved but not tested.
Smith and Wesson 686, a review.
Colion Noir on being called by “progressives” a token. Calls them racist. You know, the real kind of racist, not the made up one we’re always looking for:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because fuck you.
Saw the photo online and people were making their punchlines. And I thought, if that chicken was libertarian, it was because fuck you.
I thought it was funny, so I made that.
Not much of a gamer but, yeah, I dig it.
Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.
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