Not a grid, but a fleet — BLDGBLOG on cities and ships. Fascinating stuff.
Not Protection — [T]his peer-reviewed 2009 study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study which concluded that people in possession of a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot during an assault than those who didn’t have a firearm. Not to mention the cost to the rest of us.
After a 1996 Mass Shooting, Australia Enacted Strict Gun Laws. It Hasn’t Had a Similar Massacre Since. — The genie really can be put back into the bottle, with sufficient respect for human life and sufficient political will. Both of which are lacking sorely in American gun culture. (Via David Goldman.)
Wow: Waiting for the Apocalypse — The Connecticut shooter’s mother was a survivalist who stocked up for the apocalypse. Um.
Following Sandy Hook massacre, lawmakers focus on possible assault weapons ban — I’m certain the NRA and the Republican Party will soon put a halt to this latest unconscionable assault on the shooter’s theoretical defense of their essential liberties. They always do.
?otD: Do you help to provide relief for the way that people feel?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 14.0 hours (11.0 hours fitful, 3.0 hours napping)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (post-chemo rest day)
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating firearms and shutting down the Internet: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks