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Clowns To The Left Of Me ...
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Now you can determine for yourself your favorite weapon's power and effectiveness from just a couple of numbers, thanks to a handy ballistic program written by byte-wizard Bill St. Clair, and incorporating L. Neil Smith's formula for “Efficacy.” You will need to enter the actual diameter of the bullet (.38 special = .357", for example, and .44 Magnum is .429"), its weight in grains Avoirdupois, and its velocity.


The program will tell you your weapon's power in foot-pounds, and its “Efficacy” according to Neil’s formula. It will also tell you the Sectional Density of your bullet, in case you’re interested.

JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, my favorite carry-piece is a Glock Model 23, which shoots .40 S&W (sometimes known as “.40 Liberty”). In it, I use Winchester Silvertip loads which feature a 155-grain bullet .400" in diameter, driven at a velocity of 1205 feet per second. The calculator says that’s 500 foot-pounds for an Efficacy of 63, which makes it very comparable to the formidable .357 Magnum.


Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2919!

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Letters to the Editor
from Kristophr, and Jeff Fullerton

Clowns To The Left Of Me ...
by L. Neil Smith
Away out West in Flyover Country, we have seasonal contests of athletic prowess that we fondly call rodeos (accent on the first syllable unless you’re a California poseur). Based on various practical skills required by horse and cattle ranching, these competitions customarily pit cowboys against one another, and against large, powerful animals. Okay, cowgirls, too.

Living In Elfland
by Sarah A. Hoyt
Recently here, one of those times that the comments get more interesting than the post itself, we came up with the idea that we are in fact elves. That either time traveling or some weird time-glitch bring us—or our descendants a few hundred years hence—in contact with people in the past and allows them a glimpse into our world.

How to Fix Things
by Jim Davidson
Let me be very brief. Things are falling apart, are not well designed, and their swift demise would be less harmful than their long slow dissipation. Nothing we do within the existing political system is sufficient to resolve its inter-tangled problems. Hastening its end isn’t possible either. Lacking resilience, the natural disasters which can be readily anticipated won’t be overcome effectively. In order to build a better world, we can only begin in certain ways. To fix things we have to survive what is happening and what is coming and be here to build well in the aftermath.

Russia Is Doomed!
by Manuel Miles, aka Kaptain Kanada
In the outgoing year, Russia broke a number of records in the field of economics and finance. Here are some of the country’s main economic achievements for the year...

An Open Letter to Dave Kozak
by L. Neil Smith
A friend of mine recently reminded me of this piece. It was originally published December 31, 2017:
I suppose a better title for this composition might have been “Why I Changed My Mind About Open Immigration”. Dave Kozak is an individual I’ve been arguing with on Facebook about this topic. He holds the admirably anarcho-libertarian position that borders are essentially imaginary lines on the map and that those organizations we call “governments” have no right to prevent people from traveling back and forth across them at will.


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