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linkin' up a storm [May. 21st, 2010|01:31 pm]
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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released a game where you can try to stabilize the national debt. (unfortunately it's been flaky today) Spoiler alert: don't renew the Bush tax cuts and it's really easy - keep them around and it's basically impossible.

The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books - long and interesting article about the future of ebooks.

What America spends on food and drink - Austin is #1 per capita!

International Number Ones - because every country is the best at something. The US is "best at" having the most serial killers!

The ESPN consensus on who's going to win the World Cup - I filled out my bracket but still might change my mind...

The security screening at the Texas Capital opened today, even though you can carry a concealed weapon inside. The article makes the halfway valid point that people that have concealed carry licenses have to undergo a background check, but still...come on!

A grocery store in New Orleans baked BP an oil spill cake.

[User Picture]From: wonderjess
2010-05-22 12:39 am (UTC)
I had this argument with another student in my year. I said concealed weapons are stupid, because the rational reason to have a gun would be to deter an attack, and you can't deter if the other party isn't aware. She said that people who don't carry guns benefit from other people carrying concealed weapons, because it leads to uncertainty in the minds of (potential) criminals about whether you have a gun.

I can see her logic, but I still think carrying a concealed weapon is stupid. But since I think any non-police/military people carrying any weapon is stupid, my logic may be biased.
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