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    Dueling Washington gun initiatives

    Washington voters will be presented with two firearms initiatives in November’s general election.  Initiative 591 reaffirms existing federal background checks. Initiative 594 is being sold as “universal background checks” for

    Armed School Guards

    This is an AP item from 9-Jan-2013 datelined Burien (WA). (Burien is SW of Seattle, near Seatac airport). Highline School District Superintendent Sue enfield said guns are not the answer

    Israeli PM Netanyahu in DC

    The bristling hostility of two meetings in two days between Netanyahu and BHO — without so much as a press release or photo op — makes me quite uneasy. It

    Healthcare “reform” and suppression of innovation

    To begin, the only reason I’m alive to write this diary is because I benefitted from high-tech medical innovation. In my case, it was computer-controlled 3D conformal, external x-ray therapy

    Ebullience in Tripoli

    File the large and enthusiastic Libyan crowds welcoming Lockerbie bomber-terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi home after his “compassionate release” from prison in Scotland in the same folder with Palestinian

    Prospective Burress punishment excessive

    I’m a hard-core Colts fan, admitting that Plaxico Burress’ dim-witted concealed-carry violation last Nov 29th isn’t deserving of a “minimum 2.5 year sentence.” Coverage here The guy had a just-expired CCW

    Notes from a TEA Party

    I attended a second TEA party demonstration in Bellingham (WA) – this one for two hours midday on Saturday the 4th. The volunteer coordinators had sign-up sheets and endeavored to get folks

    Timely technology?

    This airborne laser anti-missle system seems to be making good progress. Here’s some detail.Aloft over the Persian gulf, might this system neutralize the Iranian nuclear missle threat to Israel, and

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    Suicide in Washington State

    Perhaps you noticed that Washington voters approved Initiative-1000 in the general election just concluded. In 2009-Q1 I-1000 will establish a copy of Oregon’s “Death with Dignity” assisted suicide procedures here

    Political syncopancy costs lives

    Inspired by the plaintiff’s bar, congressional Dems (and a few Republicans like Charles Grassley), began about five years ago to beat up the FDA regarding the perceived dangers of antidepressant

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