Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Conflict by Walt Socha

An employee at a dud e ranch saves a girl from a club wielding warrior. When he and some friends decide to take her home, they find themselves one thousand years in the past facing down a war chief intent on building his own little empire. I'd say it was better than average and I liked it. I already have the sequel. Recommended.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

...AND she walked away from it.

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What I've Been Watching

I been watching mostly anime. Something about the product out of Hollywood just doesn't appeal. Still working on Naruto. I'll watch a few episodes then take a break. Gun Gale Online and Katana Maidens are still ongoing and I still enjoy them. The new titles are Bungo Stray Dogs, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mob Psycho 100. The Crunchyroll subscription has paid off tenfold. Mostly though, I've been attracted to anime films lately. Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me [Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari] by Kenji Kamiyama, Spriggan [Supuriga] by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, A Letter to Momo [Momo e no Tegami] by Hiroyuki Okiura, Hal [Haru] by Ryōtarō Makihara, The Sword of the Stranger [Sutorenjia Mukōhadan, Stranger Mukōhadan] by Masahiro Andō, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya [Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu] by Tatsuya Ishihara and Yasuhiro Takemoto. Quality varies but I liked them all.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

That's A Good Thing

There are more guns than people in the United States, according to a new study of global firearm ownership
I don't know the methodology used to determine these numbers, but I wouldn't be surprised if the numbers aren't higher. That's a lot of guns to try to grab isn't it.

You can't give in to the Left.

They see it as a sign of weakness and move on to their next demand. You have to hold firm and tell them "No".
Media Unsatisfied By Trump Executive Order On Family Separations

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Good Guys with Guns

There seems to be a lack of at may come from being an early report. What seems to have happened was a bad guy shot two people in a Wal-Mart and then fled. Several gun owners in the store pursued and one caught him and then ended him.
Police: Armed civilian took down shooter at Washington state Walmart
Of course, Shannon Watts and her ilk will claim they were all off-duty cops, former military and/or National Guardsmen and thus sprinkled with the fairy dust of officialdom. Regardless, it's damn good work.

More here...

Armed Citizen Shoots, Kills Carjacker in Walmart Parking Lot

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The answer is no...

...at least in Illinois [for now].
Can Police Arrest Person Carrying Gun Without First Checking If He's Licensed?

We hold that Penister's possession of a gun did not constitute probable cause to arrest him, as the gun possession did not support an inference that any offense had occurred. See People v. Aguilar, 2013 IL 112116, 20 (the second amendment right to bear arms extends beyond the home).

That's a win for the good guys.

Recently Read

The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold

It's labelled "An Ekaterin Vorkosigan novella" and That's all you really need to know about before buying it and reading it. Miles is in it but it is about his wife. It's as good as anything else in the series which means it's really good. At four bucks it was worth every penny and more. It was over way too fast. Highly Recommended.

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Recently Read

A Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford

I remember Ford for two well done Star Trek novels he wrote in the 80's. Back then, I picked this book up in the library but for some reason was never able to get past the first few chapters. Now I wonder why? It an alternative history with fantasy elements revolving around England's Edward the IV and Richard III. Oh, it is good. I'm sorry it took me so long to get around to it. Highly Recommended.