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Pres Obama Says Buying a Gun Easier Than Buying a Book

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“It is easier to buy a gun than buy a book.”

The president was reportedly referring to poor urban neighborhoods which he believes lack bookstores but not guns. However, the president’s hometown of Chicago features dozens of bookstores but not a single gun store. Purchasing a book from a book store also does not require a federal background check or photo ID like buying a gun from a gun store does.

Even in context this is the most profoundly stupid thing President Obama has said about guns in a long history of saying stupid things about guns.  You have to be willfully ignorant to buy this hogwash.

People less than eighteen years of age can buy books.

People who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to any mental institution can buy books.

People who are under a nonimmigrant visa (not to mention illegal aliens) can buy books.

People who have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions can buy books.

People who, having been citizens of the United States, have renounced their citizenship, can buy books.

People who have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence can buy books.

People who are under restraining orders based on a credible threat to the physical safety of others can buy books.

People can buy books if they are under indictment for, or have been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  Heck, people can still get books while they are in prison.

People can buy books if they are an unlawful (or lawful) users of or addicted to any controlled substance.

People can buy books if they don’t live in the State where the book is being sold.

People don’t need a Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in books.

Over the years I have bought books from a lot of different places: bookstores, grocery stores, dollar stores, thrift stores, convenience stores, game stores, restaurants, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, museums, art galleries, botanical gardens, flea markets, farmers markets… you get the idea.

There is no Federal Bureau of Books and Literature regulating what books can be imported or categorizing different types of books and book accessories as requiring invasive and expensive government issued licenses to buy and own.

No state bans ebook readers as “high capacity”

I could go on and on.  Media fact checkers will go after Carly Fiorina or Ben Carson for saying the sky is blue, but they let nonsense like this from Democrats pass by without comment.


Written by BornLib

October 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

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The Six Day War: myths, facts and legalities

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The iconic photograph of Israeli soldiers gazing at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem, after entering the city as Israel beat the invading Arab armies in 1967. Photo: Israel Knesset.

The 48th anniversary of the Six Day War was marked in Israel a few weeks ago on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, and it’s civil anniversary, June 10th, was noted in several press reports both in Israel and overseas.

As the years go by it seems that Israel’s “crime” of winning the war and not allowing itself to be destroyed is the source of the “Original Sin” of which certain elements of the world community and media consider us guilty.

Robert Liebman in The Algemeiner has a very perceptive article on The Six Day War and the origin of the Left’s hatred for Israel:

Although Israel neither welcomed nor wanted this conflict, the Left declared that Israel, not the invading Arabs, had been ‘militaristic,’ ‘colonialistic,’…

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June 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm

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Voluntary Exchange vs. Government Mandates – Mises Daily | Mises Institute

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January 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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Stand UP

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According To Hoyt

No, I don’t care if you are counted or not. This is not about voting, or the more open forms of citizenship – it’s just about not shutting up.

My parents, of course, would have it that it’s not that difficult for me to not shut up. It’s sort of what comes naturally. I used to go on continuously, about something or another, even if another was something I read. I’m better now.

But the truth is that for over ten years, I wasn’t talking. Or at least I wasn’t saying anything about anything that was important to me.

We’ve talked about it before, and to long time readers of the blog, it’s certainly no news that for years I kept my mouth shut for fear that if my political opinions leaked to the ears of my New York publishers, my career would be most sincerely dead.

It would be…

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April 9, 2014 at 6:30 am

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Anime music in the Amazon mp3 store

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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) 4/7/2014 7:50pm EST: Kill la Kill OP 1 – Sirius by Aoi Eir


Air OP – Tori No Uta by Lia

Black Butler

a.k.a Kuroshitsuji

Black Butler ED 2 – Lacrimosa by Kalafina

Black Butler 2

a.k.a Kuroshitsuji II
Kagayaku Sorano Shijimaniwa by Kalafina


Bleach OP 5 – Rolling Star by YUI
Bleach OP 7 – After Dark by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Bleach ED 5 – Life by YUI
Bleach 4th movie ending theme – Save The One, Save The All by T.M. Revolution

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

Eureka 7

Eureka 7 OP 1 – Days 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)

Fullmetal Alchemist

a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
FMA OP 2 – Ready Steady Go by L’Arc~en~Ciel

FMA OP 4 – Rewrite by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)

FMA: B OP 1 – Again by YUI


Heroman ED – Calling by Flow

Kara no Kyoukai

a.k.a Garden of Sinners

Album: Kalafina – Seventh Heaven

Individual songs:
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)

Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill OP 1 – Sirius by Aoi Eir

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

a.k.a Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka OP – Connect by ClariS
Madoka ED – Magia by Kalafina
Madoka movie theme song – Luminous by ClariS
Madoka movie insert song – Mirai by Kalafina
Madoka 2nd movie ED – Hikarifuru by Kalafina

Moyashimon Returns

Moyashimon Returns OP – Wake Up by ClariS


Naruto OP 2 – Far And Beyond by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Naruto OP 4 – Go!!! by Flow
Naruto OP 8 – Re:member by Flow

Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden OP 6 – Sign by Flow


Nisemonogatari ED – Naisho no Hanashi by ClariS

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

a.k.a My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute

Oreimo OP – Irony by ClariS
Oreimo 2 OP – Reunion by ClariS

Persona -trinity soul-

Persona -trinity soul- OP 2 – Word Of The Voice by Flow

Sengoku Basara 2

Sengoku Basara 2 OP – Sword Summit by T.M. Revolution


Shiki OP 2 – Calendula Requiem by kanon x kanon


a.k.a Sound of the Sky

So·Ra·No·Wo·To OP – Hikari No Senritsu by Kalafina

Sword Art Online

SAO OP 1 – crossing field by lisa
SAO OP 2 – Innocence by Aoi Eir

Valvrave the Liberator

a.k.a Kakumeiki Valvrave

Valvrave the Liberator OP – Preserved Roses by T.M. Revolution and Mizuki Nana

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April 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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New “Non-Stop” Film Slanders 9/11 Victims as Terrorists

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Big Hollywood: ‘Non-Stop’ Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

It turns out that the villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist — someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal.

You ready…?

The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center on that terrible September morning.

It gets worse…

Written by BornLib

March 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Posted in Liberalism, Terrorism

Apparently some people are aginst this

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Via HotAir:

Campbell Brown: Keeping Sex Predators Out of Schoolrooms

Anyone with violent or sexual convictions against a child—whether a misdemeanor or felony—would be ineligible for school employment. Background checks would be more thorough, using expanded databases including the FBI’s fingerprint database, the national and state sex offender registries. And districts would be prohibited from knowingly unloading sex abusers on other schools—a practice known as “pass the trash.” These are sensible measures that are overdue. Yet the two most powerful teachers unions in the country have voiced objections to the bill. Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers complained about the bill before it passed the House. The NEA claimed in a letter to House members that background checks “often have a huge, racially disparate impact.” Randi Weingarten, the AFT chief, warned of inaccuracies in the FBI database and cautioned that teachers would be inconvenienced by potentially long screening delays.

Yes, that’s their argument against background checks to keep child molesters from working at schools.  It’s bad enough that they would argue against this at all, but this claptrap that it would be racist, and *gasp* inconvenient.  I do so love unions.

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January 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

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The educator war on gun culture continues

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Subtitled: Being a dick to children.

Legal Insurrection: All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies by William A. Jacobson

Reason: School Defends Long Term Suspension of Students For Playing With Air Soft Gun: It’s For The Children, Even the Suspended Ones by Ed Krayewski

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.

Written by BornLib

September 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

I have a slightly different take on this

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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.

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September 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Video: ZoNATION: The Black N.R.A.?

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September 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm