Subtitled: Being a dick to children.
Legal Insurrection: All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies by William A. Jacobson
NRO: Schools Are Not Parents by Charles C. W. Cooke
Quotes from the 911 call made by a neighbor:
“He is pointing the gun, and it looks like there’s a target in a tree in his front yard,” she told the dispatcher. “This is not a real one, but it makes people uncomfortable. I know that it makes me [uncomfortable], as a mom, to see a boy pointing a gun.”
Yes, you read that right. She called 911 over a boy pointing something she knew was not a gun, at a tree, in his own yard.
Quote from the Larkspur Middle School principle:
This was a dangerous situation that involved the intervention of law enforcement, the Office of Safety and Loss Control and our school administration.
Translation: everyone massively overreacted so we are going to retroactively brand them as dangers to society to cover our backsides.
Via Gunfreezone: Underpants Gnomes Statistics & Research.
Methods. We conducted a negative binomial regression analysis of panel data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting Systems database on gun ownership and firearm homicide rates across all 50 states during 1981 to 2010. We determined fixed effects for year, accounted for clustering within states with generalized estimating equations, and controlled for potential state-level confounders.
Taken literally, this would indicate that the CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) had data on gun ownership. I examined both the Fatal Injury Data system there and National Violent Death Reporting System and no data is provided on gun ownership at all.
Now, if we assume that Miguel is correct, and they examining the databases of registered firearms possessed by the individual states (those that actually exist) then all they actually demonstrated is a correlation between “firearm homicide rates” and registration of firearms.
However, they mention that they also use a proxy for levels of household firearm ownership: the percentage of suicides committed with a firearm. The problem here is that an assumption is made that the percent of gun owners who commit suicide is a constant no mater what state they are in despite it being known that suicide rates between the states vary wildly (Alaska’s is double Ohio’s for example). They also don’t say if they assume that percentage of suicides is the exact percentage of households with guns or modify it somehow to make it useful to compare to data “measured directly”. The proxy is of dubious value.
This study isn’t in the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health so I will have to wait until it actually sees print to find out what they actually did.
There is also the usual issue that they were only concerned with “the firearm homicide rate” and not “the homicide rate”. Being 1% less likely to die by gun but 1% more likely to die overall (for example) is not a good trade. Gun control advocates not only try to ignore externalities, they try to hide them from everyone else so they don’t realize they are making a fool’s bargain.
If you are like me you are kind of frustrated with how anime music and jpop are not music categories used by Amazon, making it hard for an otaku to find and legally download the kind of music they like.
Nobody else seems to have tried to make any kind of a list or index so I guess I will be the first to make the effort. The list on this page will be arranged in alphabetical order by anime title. I plan to make a separate list ordered by the name of the artist performing the song.
I will be updating the page as I come across new mp3s in the Amazon store.
Most recent addition (to my list, not to the Amazon store) 9/16/2013 9:05pm EST: Naruto OP 2 – Far And Beyond by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Black Butler 2
a.k.a Kuroshitsuji II
Kagayaku Sorano Shijimaniwa by Kalafina
Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion-
a.k.a CODE GEASS -Hangyaku no Lelouch-
Code Geass OP 1 – Colors by Flow
Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion- R2
a.k.a CODE GEASS -Hangyaku no Lelouch- R2
Code Geass R2 OP 2 – World End by Flow
Fate/Zero OP 1 – Oath Sign by lisa
Fate/Zero ED 1 – Memoria by Aoi Eir
Fate/Zero OP 2 – To the Beginning by Kalafina
Fate/Zero ED 2 – Sora wa takaku kaze wa utau by Haruna Luna
Manten by Kalafina (Ep. 18-19 Ending)
a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
FMA OP 2 – Ready Steady Go by L’Arc~en~Ciel
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)
Kara no Kyoukai
a.k.a Garden of Sinners
Album: Kalafina – Seventh Heaven
Oblivious (1st movie ED)
Love Come Down
Natsu No Ringo
Fairytale (6th movie ED)
Aria (4th movie ED)
Mata Kaze Ga Tsuyokunatta
Kizuato (3rd movie ED)
Ashita No Keshiki
Sprinter (5th movie ED)
Kimi Ga Hikari Ni Kaeteiku (2nd movie ED)
Seventh Heaven (7th movie ED)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
a.k.a Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
a.k.a My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
Persona -trinity soul-
Sengoku Basara 2
a.k.a Sound of the Sky
Sword Art Online
Valvrave the Liberator
a.k.a Kakumeiki Valvrave
“There’s no reason for Mayors Against Illegal Guns to be in Ohio,” said Linda Walker of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation. “Ohioans stand up for our constitutional rights and that’s the way it’s going to be.”
“People are fired up, people are concerned,” said Walker. “It’s overwhelming this many people show up on a Friday afternoon because our constitutional rights are that important.”
I am so mad at myself for missing this, even though I was at work when this was going on. A big “thank you” to everyone who did attend.
John Hinderaker raises what I think is an important point:
What is odd about this is that a filibuster occurs in the context of a cloture motion, for which 60 votes are required. “Cloture” means cutting off debate, but the Democrats aren’t planning on having a debate–any debate. They apparently intend, in keeping with their recent practice, that senators should read Reid’s bill and vote on it simultaneously. It is the Republicans, not the Democrats, who would relish a debate on the Left’s harebrained gun control schemes.
We’ve already seen a lot of this from the Democrats on the state level in places like New York and Connecticut: they want to avoid public debate of their legislation. They don’t want the public to know what is being done to them until it is already law. Despicable.
Update: Learn something new every day. There are apparently several stages at which a bill can be filibustered, and in this case it was filibustering the motion to open the bill for consideration and debate. There will be a later stage where the filibuster occurs in the context of a cloture motion.