This year the youngest Child-Unit did the Cub Scout's Pinewood derby again. Like last year he designed the car and I helped him with the electronics.
For this year's Pinewood Derby race I made another remote controlled car for the Outlaw class. Unlike last year, this year I spent a little more time than the few hours before the race designing and building the car.
What I ended up with was a car powered by two micro DC motors, capable of multiple speeds, forward and reverse, controllable with an IR remote.
This past Halloween the youngest child unit™ went as Steve from Minecraft. This was a pretty easy and cheap costume to make. For the head I used the pattern from stevelange.net. The hardest part was cutting all the paper out. An old hat (with the bill cut off) was secured to the head via a screw and nut. Some extra cardboard was glued in place to raise the head's eye level so the child unit could see out the eye holes.
a) No, you didn't actually vote. What you did was tell a faceless, uncountable, unelected entity how you'd like them to vote. Contrary to whatever wishful thinking you're suffering from, they are not required to oblige you. b) In any case it's meaningless since you likely threw your vote away by not doing anything other than voting for the person who had the right letter next to their name. Put Hitler on the ballot with the right letter next to his name and you'd of voted for him. You'll forgive me if I consider you part of the problem in this regard.
To support their conclusion the VPC managed to find just ten out of the fifty-one states (yes, I know DC isn't technically a <em>state</em>. I'm just lumping it in for ease of discussion.) where firearm related deaths outnumbered motor vehicle related deaths in 2009.