Jesus this is scary: a printable gun in the works

Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button by Nick Bilton for The New York Times Oct. 7, 2012

It won’t be long before a felon, unable to buy a gun legally, can print one at home. Teenagers could make them in their bedroom while their parents think they are “playing on their computer.” I’m talking about a fully functional gun, where the schematic is downloaded free from the Internet and built on a 3-D printer, all with the click of a button.


“What’s great about the Wiki Weapon is it only needs to be lethal once,” Mr. Wilson says in the video, in a monotone voice. “We will have the reality of a weapons system that can be printed out from your desk. Anywhere there is a computer, there is a weapon.”

The future.  It is scary.


Mitt Romney Debates Himself – Video

Via New York City Marketing via DailyKos.

The Main Street Analyst

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StreamingDisgust: The first Presidential Debate

Enjoy the first Presidential debate courtesy this live feed from ABC News via youtube.


Clinched it

While other teams might be talking about clinching their division or a wild card spot, the Pirates today clinched their 20th losing season in a row. Despite early (and even rather late) promise, the team made sure to remind everyone that they are still the Pirates after all.

I owe you a dinner, Mike.

Sam Jackson says to Wake the F*@K Up

An ad from the Jewish Council for Education & Research Super PAC:

Sorry, my friend, but there’s no time to snore.
And out-of-touch millionaires just declared war.
On schools, the environment, unions, fair pay.
We’re all on our own if Romney has his way.
And he’s against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck.
So I strongly suggest that you wake the f&%k up.

Mitt Romney responds to Mitt Romney

The Rapid Response team at the DNC put together this video of Romney himself adding commentary to Romney’s latest ad.  Disclaimer:  I readily acknowledge that the “I like to fire people” line is taken out of context.  Still, the videogets to the hypocrisy and outright lies that fuel this campaign.

Thanks to Polentical

Kinnick Stadium recycling improved during second home game

Well, at least there is some good news coming out of Kinnick–lord knows the football team isn’t providing any.

Iowa Environmental Focus

The University of Iowa’s recycling efforts at Kinnick Stadium increased between the football team’s first and second home games.

During the first game volunteers collected more than two tons of recyclables, and diverted 40 percent of the waste that would have gone to the landfill.

During the second home game volunteers collected more than three tons of recyclables, and diverted 57 percent of the waste from the landfill.

Read more here.


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