Weapons Policies

Weapons Policies

Chip Bergh, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, had the following to post after an idiot customer discharged his firearm in the store “by accident” and injured someone (who is not clear from the letter): An Open Letter to Customers: Our Weapons Policy President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co Dear Customers, The debate in the U.S. over gun safety and gun rights is as complex as it is divisive. As a former army officer, a father and business leader, I’ve heard the arguments from all sides. And, as CEO of a 163-year-old company whose products…

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Safety Third

Safety Third

During the relatively short – lived show “Rocket City Rednecks” – Travis Taylor explained why their philosophy was “safety third”. To wit, if safety is your first concern, they you won’t do anything fun, and second, that the expression “safety first” is so overused that people simply filter it out. In those lines, it’s worth also watching Mike Rowe at one of the few TED talks worth a damn – especially where he relates being on an Alaskan crab boat in a storm. But what brings me here today is stumbling into one of my favorite scenes from the late Terry…

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Karma

Karma

Man, I absolutely love the little stick toy the dudes playing with, got one set at a ren faire, but that’s not why I’m posting this shot. That said, I brought you this lovely image because it looks like the god KEK has a sense of humor. Or Eris. They can fight over it, I’ll stay out of the way. Just look at the sign being held up on the hood, and the full glory of their attitude towards that which got them there in the first place.…

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Crony Capitalism

Crony Capitalism

While I often disagree to one degree or another with various articles over at Slate Star Codex, they at least are in search of the truth, and the latest, in a response to an article over at vox.com, is a very good explanation of both why “crony” capitalism is bad, and why calls to further regulate, say, pharmaceuticals, are disingenuous. Let me ask Vox a question: when was the last time that America’s chair industry hiked the price of chairs 400% and suddenly nobody in the country could afford to sit down? When was the last time that…

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