...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Renisha McBride wasn't shot in the back of the head as reported here previously.
 She was shot in the face.
 And in other police blottery news:

“Unless, like many people, you consider trying to create a deadly weapon out of thin air as foul play, but it’s not the Austin Police Department’s role to make those kinds of decisions.”
Above that is a spokesvoice for Solid Concepts, the innovators:
“However, anybody who has ever dealt with a printer jam knows that frustration can take over and lead to poor choices. A 3D printer jam is no different, except that the results can be deadly. When something goes wrong, it’s more than just ink stains and torn paper.”
And above that, the lede:
A Texas manufacturing company’s technological innovation turned tragic on Tuesday when a 3D printer jammed while printing a metal pistol, killing two technicians and injuring an intern.
The story is presented as the gun was magically appearing in the 3D printer fully loaded.
Then blam blam!
 Dudes are dead of gunshot, dudes were printing handgun on printer, ergo printing handguns will kill you. Case closed.
An attempt to "create a deadly weapon out of thin air" killed two and injured one, because the printer jammed.
Multiple gunshot wounds.
Headline is factually accurate, I guess, but the story is insanely whack.
Contempt is the key invisible here.
Contempt in law enforcement, contempt in government, contempt in the upper ranks of business, contempt in media.
 Contempt for the people.

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