The case of Defense Distributed v. U.S. Dep’t of State, C15-0372RP (W.D. Tex), recently ruled on by the Honorable Judge Robert Pitman, has created a furor over the last several days, but very little of the headlines are accurate.
Crossbows, Golden Eagles, and Verisimilitude
How I get sideways, learn a lot, and get nothing done.
Research in fiction is key to accuracy, plausibility, and verisimilitude – but it’s also a depthless as Kaidas1,
React When Ready – Don’t go Shark-Eyed
Don’t presume to assume. Don’t suppose you oppose. Think it through. React only when ready, and don’t go shark-eyed.
We are about to enter a new year.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) released their Armed Conflict Survey a couple of days ago, beginning with the term hyper-violent criminality. Unfortunately for Mexicans, visitors to Mexico, and large numbers of US citizens living in frontera states like Arizona and New Mexico,
“None of it’s perfect, Dave. None of it is wrong. It is, what it is, when it is. Until it isn’t…” That’s the last thing I remember Pat Rogers saying to me. We were, appropriately enough, talking tactics.
I quoted him in a farewell piece I wrote about him shortly after he passed.
It seems to me there’s a certain level of hubris to having your own website, though it doesn’t sound nearly as bad as what they sometimes call a “fan page” on Facebook. I understand the wisdom if not the necessity of it,