Jots with dots 1/30/15

Good call: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/01/30/mitt-romney-2016-presidential-race/22577601/ Zingy likes Rand.

Conservative outrage du jour: rule of large numbers – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/30/taxpayers-paid-225k-private-jet-bill-for-hillary-during-senate-years/ It doesn’t actually strike me as an exorbitant amount, especially over 6 years. But I’m not low info, I know what stuff costs.

Tepid and more: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/debate-over-access-to-body-camera-footage-arrives-at-capitol/ 1 – I think it’s curious the voice of whatever Democrat that speaks for BLM is not prominent in this discussion. It’s all about the police, and the barriers civilians will have to overcome to look at the video data. 2 – Video IS data. It is a PITA storing it in vast amounts but it’s possible and vast amounts of even otherwise mundane data is real useful for studying. I think 500 hrs of a police officer’s encounters might be real instructive to a researcher / demographer. It’s not obvious, I don’t think, that the police should have the privilege of erasing their mundane video data after 90 days.

Government is just the things we do together and if you don’t like it you should just go live in Somalia chortle chortle…: Democrats move to ban hockey equipment, or its Kevlar equivalent say. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/01/29/body_armor_bill_rep_mike_honda_wants_to_ban_civilian_ownership_of_type_iii.html I am not a black helicopter guy. As an obtuse philosopher I’m just not sure it’s correct that government criminalize your ability to somewhat immunize yourself from their bullets.

Government is just the things we do together and if you don’t like it you should just go live in Somalia chortle chortle…: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2015/01/st_paul_outlaws_backyard_bow_and_arrow_practice.php

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