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You Know Your Threat Assessment Team is a Bunch of Pussies When…

Apparently, Professor James Miller at the University of Wisconsin (Stout campus) is a Firefly fan, because he had on his office door a poster of Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal Reynolds, with the quote “You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake. […]

Scattershot 2011-09-15

I’ve haven’t been writing very much lately, but other people are keeping busy, and I thought I’d share a few items with you folks. Ken Lammers at Crimlaw has written a fascinating series of posts about how the criminal justice system (at least in his Virginia) determines the value of a stolen item for purposes […]

Welcome To the 9/12 World

Are some people still stuck in the 9/11 world? Over at Nobody’s Business, I explain why there’s no room for them here in the future.

A Few Thousand Other People Worth Remembering

I’ve written a few posts about 9/11 over the years. My wife used to work for Aon, which lost over 170 people on 9/11, and she’d met at least one of them, a nice guy named Jim Berger. And a few years ago, I stumbled across the memoral for U.S. Navy Commander Dan F. Shanower in […]

Our Dumb Medical Billing System

Everybody knows at least one line from Shakespeare’s Henry VI: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” But really, that line is hundreds of years old. Anybody writing today wouldn’t put lawyers first on the list. Not while there are still people alive in medical billing departments. My God, this is a […]