Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ever heard of Kennewick Man?

Lots of information here, I hadn't heard anything about this in quite a while

So if your kid is going to the University of Pennsylvania,

you're helping pay the salary for this clown.
“First they shootin us in the streets, and then they taking all the video awards for sorry songs y’all.”
“God ain’t good all of the time,” Butler had declared. “In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.”

“Whatever makes them protected, safe, and secure, is worth it at the expense of the black and brown people they fear,” the religious studies professor also raged. “Their god is the god that wants to erase race.”
Associate professor of religious studies.  Wonderful.

Speaking of education,
The United Federation of Teachers, the New York City branch of the American Federation of Teachers, has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to rule that teachers — and teachers alone — have the authority to make lesson plans for children in taxpayer-funded public schools.
This is headed by the asshat who was threatening anyone who stands against Common Core; not only does he want that, he wants no oversight of what his minions are up to.

The CSGV is upset that black people have guns

and can open-carry them.  And blame the NRA for this horror.

And we're supposed to be the racists, etc.

If you have the time, and a high tolerance for idiocy and bigotry, to look at their comments.

More professional journalism on display:
Also found thanks to Miguel

Next time someone starts the "It takes a factory with modern equipment to make guns" line, point them to this.

NYPD: "Those guns are unsafe, they practically shoot themselves!"

Yeah, that's what happens when you pull the trigger, dumbass.

Much easier to blame hardware than to spend the time and money to train the software properly.  But a lot less safe for everyone.

#1: Proof that everyone from the IRS head down is a liar

Judicial Watch, a watchdog group which has been investigating the IRS scandal, has learned that Lois Lerner’s supposedly missing emails may still exist within a federal government back-up system.

After months of administration officials insisting that two years worth of Lerner’s emails were irretrievable following a computer crash, a Department of Justice attorney admitted to Judicial Watch Friday that the federal government backs up all their computer records in case of catastrophe.

#2: They're still full of shit and trying to avoid releasing them:
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, told Fox News that the Department of Justice now claims it would be “too hard” to retrieve Lerner’s emails from the back-up system.
"What, you expect us to actually find them?  We've got coverup to do here, and you're putting us off our schedule!"
...“There’s no such thing as Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails,” said Fitton. “It’s all been a big lie. They’ve been lying to the courts, to the American people and to Congress. It is really outrageous.”And various of these people lied under oath.  Repeatedly.  And I do believe that is a crime, is it not?

Time for the House to start telling people they're going to jail unless the e-mails are brought in, and people start telling the truth.  And then PUT THE PERJURORS IN JAIL.

No, no possible problems with this,

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
 'social pollution', isn't that an interesting term.  Especially coming from these people:
Filippo Menczer (who sounds like an author of that 1920s Italian fascist tract) is Truthy’s lead investigator and closely affiliated with “non-partisan” groups like President Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org and Greenpeace. The software’s very name comes from ardent conservative hater Stephen Colbert.
Be interesting to see how they define 'hate speech', and 'misinformation'.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Concealed carry works; Mommies Demand, Bloomberg and Chief McCarthy hardest hit

Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.
What?  We were promised massacres and mass shootouts in the street!
The Chicago Police Department has credited better police work as a reason for the lower crime rates this year. Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy noted the confiscation of more than 1,300 illegal guns in the first three months of the year, better police training and “intelligent policing strategies.”

The Chicago Police Department didn’t respond to a request for comment from The Washington Times.
Maybe they didn't want to answer the question "If this is why, why hasn't it stopped all the weekend shootings by the gangs?"

Unfortunately, I'm not the least surprised the EffingBI would act

in this way.  Or any of the other LE agencies.
The biggest thing I’ve taken away from this project is something I’ll never be able to prove, but I’m convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why.
It’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the evidence. What evidence? In attempting to collect this information, I was lied to and delayed by the FBI, even when I was only trying to find out the addresses of police departments to make public records requests. The government collects millions of bits of data annually about law enforcement in its Uniform Crime Report, but it doesn’t collect information about the most consequential act a law enforcer can do.

I’ve been lied to and delayed by state, county and local law enforcement agencies—almost every time. They’ve blatantly broken public records laws, and then thumbed their authoritarian noses at the temerity of a citizen asking for information that might embarrass the agency. And these are the people in charge of enforcing the law.
Answer honestly: anymore, is ANYONE shocked or surprised by this?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tab clearing

Think they'll stop calling people racist for wanting to control the border?  Or is being PC more important than stopping terrorists?

Just What Is an Unarmed Man?

#Ferguson - when assholes collide

A bit on the Armys' civil disturbances primer

One reason people laugh at being called 'anti-intellectual': because so many 'intellectuals' saying it are morons like this:
Herf makes a sound analogy between their position and that taken by the old Communists in the years of the Nazi-Soviet Pact from Aug. 1939 to June 1941. Just as the Communists ignored fascism — the Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov famously said that “fascism is a matter of taste,” the historians now justify many of the Islamists’ actions as a cultural difference that Westerners should respect. Recall that historian Joan Scott of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton a few years ago refused to condemn Tariq Ramadan’s failure to oppose the stoning of women to death in Muslim nations. Stoning, she said at a forum, was an aspect of their culture that we had to understand.

Want to bet the protection order was bullshit, too?
She download[ed] in excess of 40 images of different acts of child pornography to the family computer, took it to the state police and said, ‘My husband downloaded all this porn,’” District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said.

Fighting the gun bigots one suit at a time.

Yeah, this will keep everyone calm.

No matter how much we've learned, Ma Nature still surprises.  The pros on Iceland know the subject as well any on Earth, and the volcanoes still play game with them.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Remember Jose Guerena? Murdered by Idiots In Ninja Suits And Badges?

Said Idiots spending the next quite a while trying every excuse possible for their screwups?
...Vanessa Guerena’s $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the four police agencies was recently settled for $3.4 million. Even with that extraordinary settlement, the police of Pima County, Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita have been loath to admit fault.
Of course they have; taking lessons from the EffingBI, they NEVER want to just say "We screwed up, let's make this right and learn from it", oh no.

I understand the widow being willing to take a settlement, but I have to say: I would have LOVED it if they'd taken this to a jury, and put every one of the incompetents involved under oath and in a witness seat.  God knows what all would've come out.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Late it is, but some things cannot be put out till later;

thus the study continues

They forget one of the safety measures:

a sidearm with a caliber beginning with '4' when in lion territory.
“I don’t know why, I just started singing opera really loud,” Koestonsky later told KUSA. “It kind of put its ears down and just kept looking at me, and it sort of backed away. Then, it came around the bushes an came towards me again and crouched about 10 feet away.”

Although the singing did not repel the animal, it may have deterred the mountain lion from directly attacking the hiker. Koestonsky said that the large cat alternated from grooming itself, pacing, and following her. At one point, the mountain lion was a mere eight feet away from the hiker.

"US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told reporters

that ISIS “is beyond anything we have seen … They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded.”

Hagel’s realization that it’s beyond Obama’s ken is understandable. You really can’t see much from the 18th hole."

Remember the Fish & Wildlife slug who stole the bagpipes?

There was enough noise stirred up by that idiocy that they were returned.  However:
The two pipers are now heading to a competition in Scotland. So they'll be flying back via Boston, which is one of those 28 valid ports of entry. They've called Fish & Wildlife to arrange for the mandatory "inspection" of the bagpipes upon landing at Logan Airport.
Unfortunately, the official Fish & Wildlife bagpipes inspector is taking a day off that day - she's visiting her Auntie Mabel, having a seaweed wrap at the spa, whatever. So she won't be available to inspect the pipes. So she's told them they'll have to drive back to New Hampshire and then drive back to Logan the following day for the Fish & Wildlife bagpipes inspection. So she's taking a day off on Wednesday, and the bagpipers will have to take a day off on Thursday - just to comply with the diktats of the Department of Paperwork.
Because that's just the way it is in the Land of the Free.
Here's the letter one of them received from the Chief Thug and Thief Wildlife Inspector Rosemarie Levandowski:

Good afternoon,
After reviewing the certificate, I do not see a exception for crossing at the non-designated port of Champlain, NY. The certificate will either have to be amended to include Champlain or you can apply for a stand alone Designated Port Exception Permit (application attached). Given the time frame on this, It will not be possible to cross through Champlain. Also, there is fee of $238.00 involved with each crossing- entering the U.S. and leaving the U.S.
Feel free to call me with questions.
Rosemarie Levandowski
Wildlife Inspector
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
237 W. Service Road
Champlain, NY 12919
"Pay us off, or we'll steal your property again.  And you have to do it properly, or else."

On to another group of thugs, some of those wonderful union people:
The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you fucking whore!”

Angry that the show had not signed a Teamsters contract and that the production hired local PA’s to drive cast and crew vehicles, the dozen or so picketers from Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 kept at it for hours, raining down racist, sexist and homophobic threats and slurs as staffers came to and left the set that summer day. Jenn Levy, Bravo’s SVP Production, wasn’t spared. Arriving at the restaurant in her black SUV, she soon found herself running a gauntlet of vitriol. “She got of her car in front of the location and quickly ran through the picket line,” a source said. “They were yelling, ‘You bitch! You slut! We’re gonna get you!’ It went on like that all day.”

John King, Milton’s Deputy Police Chief, said the Teamsters were “threatening, heckling and harassing.” The first officer on the scene, he said, had to call for back-up after the Teamsters “gave the officer trouble.” Reading from the police report, he said the Teamsters were “hostile, swearing, and refusing to let people come in and out. Officers repeatedly tried to de-escalate the situation.” When more police arrived, the Teamsters went to the show’s hospitality tent and “harassed the crew there.” When the officers went there, King said, “A group of them slashed the tires on 14 different cars owned by the crew.”
If someone ACCUSED some non-socialist Democrats of doing such, we'd have Thrills Matthews & Co. crapping bricks of indignation for days; think they'll say a word about this?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For the first time,

I actually got some decent pictures of the visitor
                                                    Why yes, I will have a taste
followed by
                                                  And what are YOU looking at?

I've seen two, but either it's a very dysfunctional relationship, or one's a poacher; every time it shows up, it maybe manages one drink before the other chases it away.

Dayum. Not an area to go swimming

Don Lemon-CNN is a lying bastard

who wants to go by Humpty Dumpty rules.
“For me, an automatic weapon is…”
That says it all, doesn’t it? For people who live in consensus reality, an automatic weapon is an automatic weapon. For Don Lemon and people who agree with Don Lemon, an automatic weapon is any weapon they want to call an automatic weapon, whether or not that weapon is, y’know, automatic.

Add that to the people claiming "The cops wouldn't be acting like an invasion force if the commoners weren't allowed to own all those guns!", and- hey, isn't that like victim-blaming?  I thought the left were all sensitive about that?

First, why the hell to they need a  month to turn over a list?  Second, I'll believe it when they do.  But it is a good step:
A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice to turn over the Fast and Furious documents President Barack Obama has been protecting with executive privilege.
That word should actually be HIDING, but still.

And this sums up the idiots Holder and Obama very well:
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the brutal execution of American photo journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday morning, according to Fox News.
Yeah, because they want the bastards captured so they can be read Miranda rights and put on trial.  Because THAT'S important.

'Is putting your kid in public school child abuse?' Insty has asked;

answer seems to be YES!
Alex Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a "status" as if it was a Facebook page.

Stone said in his "status" he wrote a fictional story that involved the words "gun" and "take care of business."

"I killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business," Stone said.
Investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words "gun" and "take care of business," and police were then notified on Tuesday.

Summerville police officials say Stone's bookbag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found.
Well, isn't that a damned shock?

And let's not leave the local cops out of this:
Summerville police officials say Stone was disruptive and was told that he was being detained for disturbing schools.

Stone was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. District officials say the student has been suspended.
Really?  You have actual crime so much under control you have time for this bullshit?

Teacher, school officials and cops involved: firing, and banning from ever working in the field again.  This is so frigging idiotic it's hard to describe.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Since Yellowstone doesn't appear to be ready to trash us,

let's go to Iceland.  And no, I'm not going to try to pronounce the make of the volcano.
An intense earthquake swarm began Saturday deep beneath Bárðarbunga, Iceland’s largest volcano complex. (Here’s how to pronounce it.) As of Tuesday, the Icelandic Met Office cautions there’s no evidence yet of magma moving toward the surface or that an eruption is imminent. Still, Iceland is springing into action, which suggests the threat is real. These people know their volcanoes.

More here; note that the title is PROBABLE eruption at Bárðarbunga. Possibilities from least to worst:
  1. A local fissure eruption. This would give limited ash and no high ash column (7km tops), unless the initial phase is explosive. In that case you might get all the way up to a 15km ash column.
  2. Main eruption at Bárdarbunga central volcano. This would normally produce a VEI-2 eruption, perhaps a VEI-3. In this case I would say anything from a 5km to 15km ash column, and an eruption that lasts anything from a few hours to a couple of weeks. If the fresh magma hits an old pocket of rhyolitic mush (old stale magma) all bets are off, then expect anything from 10km to 30km ash column and widespread ash all over the area the wind blows to.
  3. Kistufell central volcano. All bets are off on this one, we are talking about a volcano that has not erupted for the last 8 000 years. You would need a crystal ball to predict what could happen; I do not do crystal balls. I leave crystal balling to people that wears tinfoil hats.
  4. Rifting fissure eruption. Forget flying for half a year. I am here stating that this is unlikely, but I am giving this as the improbable end parameter.
As some of Icelands volcanoes have a history of causing bad- REALLY bad- effects over a large part of the world, it's something to watch.

Judge Robert Nalley of the People's Republic of Maryland; Link fixed

a real credit to the bench, isn't he?

And, of course, both the black robes and the sheriff's office don't want to talk about it.  Let alone answer questions.
Angelita Plemmer Williams, a spokeswoman for the Maryland judiciary, sent an e-mail responding to the questions. Williams cited a rule in the Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct, which she said prohibits judges “from making statements on pending or impending cases, which includes the judicial deliberative process. However, our system of justice does provide avenues for appeal to ensure access to justice for every individual.”
In response to questions about what role Maryland judges play in making decisions about security, Williams replied that the Maryland judiciary does not have security protocols.
Security in Maryland courtrooms is typically handled by  the Sheriff’s Department in the county where each courthouse is located.
While it is clear a Charles County Sheriff’s Department officer administered an electrical shock to King on Nalley’s order, many questions about the department’s role in the incident remain unanswered.
On July 29, the Baltimore Post-Examiner emailed a list of questions about the incident to Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. Richardson said the department was investigating the incident and would respond when it knew more about the event.
Sheriff’s officials would seek to interview witnesses to the incident as part of their investigation, Richardson said. As of Aug. 18, no Sheriff’s Department officials had contacted them, Alexander and Doris King said.
And unless a judge who actually gives a rats ass about the law orders them to, they won't.

Wondering how much military stuff your local agencies have received?

Miguel found a searchable database on the subject.  I checked Oklahoma County, and found, among all the other stuff, the following:
8     .45-caliber pistols
204 5.56-caliber rifles(probably a M16 variant, which means select-fire automatic)
23   7.62-caliber rifles
2     shotguns, and
2    MRAPs(Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles)
7    helicopters

Doesn't have it broken down by agency, just county.  And there's no number of partridges in pear trees listed, though they may be holding onto those until closer to the holidays.

Makes you wonder what OCPD and the Sheriff's Office and so forth plan on doing with all of this, doesn't it?

First, one of the luckiest sonsabitches

on the face of the planet

Second, appropriate since son's been working on a Triumph Spitfire, Lucas electricals:
Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing.

For example, if one places a copper bar across the terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities of smoke are liberated and the battery shortly ceases to function. In addition, if one observes smoke escaping from an electrical component such as a Lucas voltage regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer functions. The logic is elementary and inescapable!

The function of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to another. When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterward.

Starter motors were considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time largely because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very unsightly large wires.

It has been reported that Lucas electrical components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than their Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British, and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake systems leak fluid, British tires leak air and British Intelligence leaks national defense secrets.

Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again, the logic is clear and inescapable.

More in the comments here

About the impartiality of that grand jury that indicted Perry:
Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.

More troubling, however, is the fact that Chalmers attended, photographed, and commented on an event with Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson while grand jury proceedings were ongoing. Watson was a witness in front of the grand jury. On June 27, 2014, Chalmers shared a photo of the Watson event on a community Facebook page she started called Developer’s Dungeon. “Senator Kirk Watson telling the story of the Wendy Davis fillibuster (sic),” she wrote in a comment accompanying the picture.

More dead people in Mexico, thanks to the BATFE

and Gunwalker.
Sinaloa was supported to that end by the ATF’s gunwalking program, which included walking grenade components, as a sideline to the main project of walking guns. The military grenades that the cartels are swapping off tend to be leftovers from 80s and 90s unrest and insurgencies in Central America, plus the Mexican military’s ongoing loyalty problems. The ATF alleges that, “90% of grenades traced in Mexico are over 20 years old.”

But grenades walked by ATF’s cats-paw Jean Baptiste Kingery were used in 2013, along with other weapons which may or may not have been ATF-walked, to murder three officers of the Jalisco State Police in the village of Tepatitlan.  According to an ATF Significant Incident Report by liaison officer Jonathan Ortiz in the Bureau’s Mexico City office, one of ten grenades was attributed positively to Kingery by the Mexican officers, based on unspecified “evidence,” with no information on the other nine available.
More bodies to pile at the feet of Holder and Newell and Jones.
The history of the Kingery grenades is instructive. Kingery sourced his parts in the USA, then brought them to Mexico for final assembly and delivery. He was under ATF observation (although they thought he was under their control, a very different thing), from 2004 to 2010, when he made aliyah to his Sinaloa pals. He remains in Mexico; he was arrested there but ATF and DOJ has been remarkably uninterested in extraditing him.
Well, hell, of course they're not; if he's put in a courtroom here he might tell inconvenient truths.
The grenades, like the Iron River of ATF-sourced guns, were delivered to the cartels and to Mexico with the approval of Phoenix Group VII (SA’s Voth and McAllister inter alia), and the local US Attorney and an Assistant (Dennis K. Burke and Emory Hurley). The grenade-walking was also blessed by every layer of ATF and DOJ supervision. This included the Phoenix SACs and all management levels up to then-director Kenneth Melson and AG Eric Holder. Particularly responsible, apart from Voth and McAllister, were Phoenix field division SAC Bill Newell and Current Director Byron Todd Jones participated in the planning of the gun- and grenade-walking from his position in faraway Minnesota, as a trusted intimate of Holder.
Remember the administration insisted that Jones was pure as the driven snow and would clean up ATF....

The way it should be done

and it also pisses-off all the right people.
However, unlike Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Chipotle, and Target, Kroger has decided to reject the Bloomberg-inspired requests to ban guns on their property. I guess they (for some strange reason) didn’t feel like experiencing an uptick in violent crime and robberies.

According to the Wall Street Journal (strangely I didn’t see this report on Bloomberg News), a Kroger spokesperson has said that the company will continue to allow carry – both concealed and open carry – as allowed by local laws.

"Whattaya mean 'I have to obey that law'?  I'm a COP!"

DC wants to drag it out as long as possible, same as usual.

A lady in Californicated, who'd been in Africa, got sick and is being tested for ebola.  Ballseye has a problem with the 'Don't worry your little heads about it' from the authorities.

The CSGV: Super Astroturf.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hey, it will work THIS time, because WE will be running it!

And we'll do it HARDER!
Which leads us to this little gem (http://www.vice.com/read/is-reducing-the-male-population-by-90-percent-the-solution-to-all-our-problems) of wannabe dictatorial idiocy – the kind of thing that is only possible if you have the sort of utterly repressive regime the communists specialized in.
Quite simply this “female” is a prime example of post-Soviet Derangement Stupidity – she has no idea how ridiculous or impossible her “enlightened” notions are, much less the kind of repression that would be necessary to enforce them – but one suspects she wouldn’t hesitate to enforce them because it’s “right”. Even if this meant the oh-so-euphemistic “culling” of the male population (and this doesn’t even go close to the potential genetic issues with the dopey creature’s plan – but then, she doesn’t have a degree in anything requiring rigorous attention to fact, so this is hardly surprising).
If you don't want to go to the link and read this crap(and I wouldn't blame you), at least read this:
What do you propose as alternatives?
Children should be raised communally and by the state. The nuclear family model is a breeding ground of deceptions, mediocrities, treacheries, hypocrisy, and violence. It needs to be abolished. Bigotry, prejudice, and antiquated convictions are passed down through each generation. The conventional family unit indoctrinates our youth and drains them of their potential. My solution would be to assign children caretakers whose task would simply be to provide shelter, food, clothing, and protection for each child—all of which would be yielded by the state. Perfect girls will be conceived, developed, and engineered in state-owned breeding centers. They will be bound together in a communal venue under the instruction and control of female savants.

But realistically that’s not what’s best for the kids.
Children must be provided a proper education, a sex-separated education that will focus on developing real-world skills and capacities for concept building. They will be taught the reality of true equality, production, labour, and will be provided a better understanding of sexuality, science, culture and ethnicity. If children are made wards of the state with assigned caretakers, not only will it be easier to undo the constraints of bigotry and the other archaic beliefs that are passed down from parents to their children, but children can be used to monitor the older generations in regard to the propagation of bigoted and antediluvian values. It is about creating a unified perception.

"Child it is your duty to the Whole to snitch on your genetic relations.  They must not be allowed to get away with having unapproved thoughts and words." 

I wonder if her guardians and savants will have snappy uniforms?  Maybe bright red armbands with a catchy symbol?

Officer Sunil Dutta says 'Be a good little commoner and do what I tell you

and I won't hurt you.'
And yet he demands unresisting submission to police without argument or even legal protest. Just how do you "refuse consent to search your car or home" without running afoul of the no-nos Dutta warns may get you "shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground"?
Remember, this is a thoughtful police officer, with a PhD., who teaches criminal justice.
But you don't have to have an armored vehicle to be a jerk and a danger to the public. If you have the attitude that you are owed deference and instant obediance by the people around you, and that you are justified in using violence against them if they don't comply, we already have a problem. That's especially true if official institutions back you up, which they do.
If you really think that everybody else should "just do what I tell you," you're wearing the wrong uniform in the wrong country. And if you really can't function with some give and take—a few nasty names, a little argument—of the sort that people in all sorts of jobs put up with every damned day, do us all a favor: quit.
The thoughtful and polite response to this guy was made by Mark Steyn the other day:
Really? You're a constable. You may be carrying on like the military commander of an occupying army faced with a rabble of revolting natives, but in the end you're a constable. And the fact that you and your colleagues in that McDonald's are comfortable speaking to your fellow citizens like this is part of the problem.
The more blunt response is 'Kiss my ass.  You're not my boss, and I have the right to make note of that.'

They're still hiding the names of the 'police' who did this,

and I wonder why?  After all, they 'have a calling', and you'd think they'd be proud of their actions, even if they do include damn near killing a baby through flat-out incompetence.  And now, just to make it even better,
Habersham County's attorney provided the following statement, saying: "The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses. After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so." 
Because the SWAT team blowing up babies is a slight difficulty, but paying for the damages is Just Not Done.

Whereas screwing the family over further is just fine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Yeah, semi-auto firearms that were/are what troops used


Except when they're not.  Sugarmann is a lying bastard, isn't he?

And while a city in Missouri is trying to burn down, this crap is happening and never makes anything more than local news.

They need military gear why, again?  They can't commit enough murders with their standard weapons?

Since I'm on the subject of assholes with badges, I give you the Antioch Californicated PD:
Police in Northern California beat and tased a mentally ill man before siccing a dog on him, then turning on citizens who recorded the incident, confiscating cell phones and in one case, ordering a witness to delete his footage.

But one video survived anyway, slightly longer than two minutes, where a cop from the Antioch Police Department can be heard saying he wants cameras confiscated right before the video stops.
 Can have evidence of what they did just out there in public, now can they?  And this:
Antioch police told ABC7 News in a statement, “If a person is not willing to turn it over voluntarily, an officer can sometimes seize the device containing the video. The police would have to get a search warrant to retrieve the video from the device.”
As Carlos Miller points out, this is completely wrong and has been wrong for a few years now. Guidelines from the Department of Justice passed down in 2012 state the exact opposite. Police can ask for compliance, but they need to be extremely careful in how they ask. They don't care about the law, because it's a problem for them.   Bastards.

More on the subject from Mark Steyn:
The most basic problem is that we will never know for certain what happened. Why? Because the Ferguson cruiser did not have a camera recording the incident. That's simply not credible. "Law" "enforcement" in Ferguson apparently has at its disposal tear gas, riot gear, armored vehicles and machine guns ...but not a dashcam. That's ridiculous. I remember a few years ago when my one-man police department in New Hampshire purchased a camera for its cruiser. It's about as cheap and basic a police expense as there is.
... In 2014, when a police cruiser doesn't have a camera, it's a conscious choice. And it should be regarded as such.

And, if we have to have federal subsidy programs for municipal police departments, we should scrap the one that gives them the second-hand military hardware from Tikrit and Kandahar and replace it with one that ensures every patrol car has a camera.
And this:
Really? You're a constable. You may be carrying on like the military commander of an occupying army faced with a rabble of revolting natives, but in the end you're a constable. And the fact that you and your colleagues in that McDonald's are comfortable speaking to your fellow citizens like this is part of the problem. The most important of the "nine principles of good policing" (formulated by the first two commissioners of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 and thereafter issued to every officer joining the force) is a very simple one: The police are the public and the public are the police. Not in Ferguson. Long before the teargassing begins and the bullets start flying, the way these guys talk is the first indication of how the remorseless militarization has corroded the soul of American policing.

Which brings me to this I ran across over at Sipsey.  I'd never heard it before; strikes a chord, it does

Remember 'Freeze a Yankee'?

Joe is reading the meteorological tea leaves and sees the potential for another round of heavy snowfall and crippling cold temperatures coming our way. And he also notes that our net energy production, in the wake of new EPA carbon regulations, is actually declining from the previous curve at a time when bad weather puts full load demand on the system.
Joe Bastardi: … It’s flowing along right now into the type of El Nino situation that is notorious for giving the United States cold, snowy winters, especially in the eastern part of the United States, relative to the averages. That would be significant because we were within one power plant last year of having the grid overload …
In order to comply with the new Obama era EPA regs, American Electric Power, which supplies a major portion of the electricity used on the east coast, will be closing almost one quarter of their coal fired plants between now and next June. This is because they were economically unable to come into compliance with the new regulations in the impossibly short window of opportunity offered by the EPA. This is going to reduce the total surge capacity available for some of our most densely populated areas just when we may get hit with weather related demand spikes beyond anyone’s control.
I guarantee that when it happens, you'll have people like Sen. Schumer demanding that power be diverted from flyover country to save the Important People and Places like New York, and screw the hicks.  You can guess how that'll go over.

The watermelons will blame the 'greedy utilities' and so forth, and Obama will probably tell us how this proves Globular Warmering as a threat to humanity, and we need more expensive electricity, and if you disagree why do you hate Mother Gaia and "I can't wait for Congress to act, I'm going to use my pen." 

Makes you wonder if you need a winter trigger for the Garand...

A: You were warned, dumbass

In hindsight, Mark said, Mitt Romney lined up with everything he believes in: “But what he was proposing was drowned out by the image Obama gave of him being a rich guy out of touch and tone-deaf to the needs of the country.

Turns out Obama was that guy, not Romney,” he said, jumping off the back of the truck and heading back onto the farm field with his crew.
B: Gee, think what might've happened if the Stupid Party hadn't had a candidate who tended to make people think 'Obama Lite'...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

'Higher' Education on display:

At the meeting, the chair of one of those departments said, "I find that I don't really need to spend much time with the liberal students, because they already have it right. I spend most of my time arguing with the conservative students. That's how I spend my time in class."
This woman was teaching conservative students how to think about arguments and evidence; how to make your arguments in a persuasive way. She was educating them.
Her liberal students? They were given that one-question test. They were just certified as already "knowing what they need to know."

If you consider 'educating' to mean "I have to make these slugs believe and speak the right things", yeah, she's educating them.

How much per year are these people paying for this crap?

On the subject of leftist morons, if he wasn't originally Andrew Sullivan has become a sorry Jew-hating moron.  A fine example:
In fact, you can say that one of the major sources of jihadist Islam and anti-Western terrorism has been not just the founding of Israel, but its expansion and its constant presence in the lives of so many Arabs in the Middle East.
The only way it has a 'constant presence' is that the Jews refuse to lay down and die.  Which apparently makes them guilty of tormenting the arabs.  Or something equally idiotic.

Of course, 'equally idiotic' fits right in with Sullivan the past years.

About the 'troops instead of cops' mess that a lot of the left and media is finally paying attention to,
But the far bigger (and related) problem was the one nearly everybody else in the media finally noticed after two decades of trying to ignore it: the extreme militarization of even small-town police departments and the attitude that the general public is the enemy.

Small Missouri police forces -- who reportedly "couldn't afford" cameras on their uniforms and couldn't get around to installing dashcams on their patrol cars so we could see what actually happened on that fatal Saturday night -- confronted peaceful protestors from atop military vehicles, outfitted in gear familiar from Iraq and Afghanistan. They threatened harmless people with the type of weapons that would give Dianne Feinstein knots in her knickers if you or I owned them. They acted not like officers trying to protect and serve their community, but like an occupying army facing its enemy.

Well, cops in many places have behaved like this. Some big cities have long been notorious for it. But that all this was happening in a minor suburb made people sit up and take notice. Williamson called them, "ridiculously militarized suburban police dressed up like characters from Starship Troopers and pointing rifles at people from atop armored vehicles, i.e. the worst sort of mall ninjas."
Bet the guy sitting on the armored vehicle with his ten-pounds-of-crap-larded-on rifle will be seriously butthurt when he hears he's been called a mall ninja.  Of the worst sort, yet.

How many current celebrities can you imagine doing this?

Add this to the other evidence indicating the land-bridge theory

doesn't cut it.
A 22,000-year-old mastodon skull and tool dredged from the seafloor in the Chesapeake Bay hints of early settlers in North America.

From what I've read over the last few years, especially due to finds in Central & South America, the land bridge theory has been in trouble for a while, both on the 'how & where' and the timing.  Add in the political fallout of showing early American arrivals from places other than the generally-accepted, and it'll be a while before this can be settled.

Professional Journalism

They need to start handing out copies of this

to every LE official in the country.  Some places in particular.
Regardless of your stance on the militarization of American police in general and the recent events in Missouri in particular, here’s a simple truth: a police department that loses the trust of the community it serves can no longer fulfill its primary function. 

I am not anti-police—I recognize policing duties as one of the few legitimate and important functions of a state. But the War on Drugs, onerous and liberty-destroying as it is, has merged with the War on Terror, and as a result we have big-city police departments who are perpetually in conflict mode.  It’s not that I mind the cops having AR-15s. What I mind is that “compliance by overwhelming force” has become the first and only tool in the toolbox in many cases. If you dress your cops like soldiers, equip them like soldiers, have them train like soldiers, and adopt the lingo of soldiers, it’s really no surprise when they sooner or later start feeling and acting like soldiers.

And, to push that point, this needs to be at the bottom:
Yes, it's from a tv show; the point is valid.  Very.

Add this from Lawdog to it, too.

How truly joyous...

At least, unlike Raj Whitehall, I could throw the paperwork down and dance on it.

Went out this morning to check tires, and discovered one really low.  Which led to finding the nail.  Right over by the edge of the tread, where it can't be patched.  Which means replacing the tire.

Add that to having to change out plug wires and the coil pack a week or so ago, and that's a fair bit of change I did not plan on spending this month.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It's late, and I'm tired and yet, that 'Work, work, work' thing

is still hanging on

This is what we're dealing with:

Khaled Sharrouf's son, a child raised in the suburbs of Sydney, struggles with both arms to hold up the decapitated head of a slain Syrian soldier.
He is a seven-year old boy, Australian born and bred. But he's proudly holding up the latest severed head in his dad's collection. "Diversity is our strength", as they say. A family that raises their seven-year-old to participate in the decapitation celebrations certainly adds to the diversity of the Sydney suburbs. Whether it adds to their "strength" is another matter.

And the reactions of far too many people in the west?
Mr Shorten also cautions against attaching any particular significance to that photograph:

"I would be careful about using that shocking image, that shocking evil image, and trying to use it for purposes which it shouldn't be used for."
In other words, now that the Australian Government has caved in on its Section 18C promise, if you know what's best for you, you'll think twice before suggesting seven-year-old Aussie citizens waving around severed heads might be indicative of broader, er, assimilation issues within, ah, certain communities, or anything like that.

Remember Operation Choke Point?
Late last month, the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation told banks that it had removed a list of 30 examples of “high risk” activities from the agency’s website, stating its list had “led to misunderstandings.”
That translates to "We got caught doing errands and intimidation for the Administration, and the heat is more than we want to deal with."   Much like Fast & Furious was a 'failed plan' in that they got caught.

Speaking of caught, remember that POS 'cop' who murdered the kid being restrained by two other officers, after saying "We don't have time for this" ?  He's been indicted.  Not for murder, but for voluntary manslaughter.  Not what I think it should be, but that he's indicted is a step forward.

Just where to aim in a self-defense situation?

That 3-zone target won't tell you.

Few years back Geek with a .45 had a marvelous post, with illustrations, showing why high center-of-mass was generally best; alas, it's no longer available.  And at the time I didn't think to save the whole thing.

A definite move in the right direction,

if they can get it out of committee:
1. Repeals the arrest and firearm authority granted to Offices of Inspectors General in the 2002 Homeland Security Act.
2. Prohibits federal agencies, other than those traditionally tasked with enforcing federal law—such as the FBI and U.S. Marshals, from purchasing machine guns, grenades, and other weaponry regulated under the National Firearms Act.
3. Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to write a complete report detailing all federal agencies, including Offices of Inspectors General, with specialized units that receive special tactical or military-style training and that respond to high-risk situations that fall outside the capabilities of regular law enforcement officers.

Well, this is not promising:
So far, 2,127 cases of the disease and 1,145 deaths have been reported in four nations — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone — the W.H.O announced Friday. But the organization has also warned that the actual number is almost certainly higher, perhaps by a very considerable margin.

“Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak,” the group said in a statement on Thursday.

The epidemic is still growing faster than efforts to keep up with it, and it will take months before governments and health workers in the region can get the upper hand, Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, said on Friday, calling conditions on the ground “like a war.”
Read a line somewhere, "Biologicals are a far greater threat than nuclear materials"; we may be finding that out.

The final(almost, I think) modification to the Lee powder measure

When last we were on this subject I'd made/modified a couple of pieces to suit.  And it was working nicely.  Then, couple of weeks ago, was loading with IMR4895 powder and a problem occurred: some granules were getting stuck in the brass adapter, then falling out as the case was lowered.  Screws with the charge and dumps powder on/into the press.  And this was with the factory adapter, not my homemade, so it wasn't me.

I think what was happening was the larger(than previously used powders) granules were 'bridging', some of them getting jammed slightly in the throat and not dropping.  Until you lowered the case, and that slight vibration caused them to fall.

Solution(I figured): widen the throat from the top down into more of a funnel.  So ran to the tool store and picked up something I'd wanted at times anyway
Clamped the adapter in a suitably-padded vise, brushed some cutting oil on the reamer, and started cutting.  About every 3-4 turns pull it out, brush the cuttings out of the flutes, then a little more oil and back to it.  When cut it into a suitable-looking funnel*, used the drill and sander to taper a piece of wood dowel to a fairly close-matching taper, split it for an inch or so with the hacksaw, slid some sandpaper into it and chucked that into the drill.  That worked nicely to polish the funnel(I got some chatter marks).  Then flush it off with brake cleaner, let dry, put it in the die and gave a try.

That seems to have solved the problem nicely, as it has not happened again.

I've been pretty impressed with this measure; it doesn't like flake powders(with some, neither does the Dillon measure), but it works with stick powders better than anything else I've ever used.  I can mount it on the Dillon to load with those, and it's been remarkably consistent with them.  All the mods I've done have been to make it work the way I wanted on my Dillon, and that involves the adapters and tube in the charging die set.  I can live with that.

* I did not cut all the way to the exit hole on the bottom, just cut the funnel from the top to a point a little shy of that.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Screw that ballistics stuff, it's time for real SCIENCE

which requires the study of data(to quote Wash: "Work, work, work."

And for the raw data,

A 'Just Because' project comes to mind:

an AR in .30-30.

Added: as Sigi noted in comments, it'd have to be a AR10 receiver set; the .30-30 and .308 have the same case length.  Yes, it's a rimmed case; I'm thinking work the mag lips same way it's done on the PSL, which would prevent rimlock from occurring.

Now to find out if a .308 bolt could be modified to work with a .30-30 case head...

A bunch of leftists have suddenly decided "All these cops with military equipment

is a problem!"  Everybody else is saying "Welcome to the party, dumbass."
Groups on the left and right are uniting behind calls to end what they say is the rise of a "militarized" police force in the United States.

They say the controversial police tactics seen this week in Ferguson, Mo., are not isolated to the St. Louis County police department and warn the rise of heavily armed law enforcement agencies has become an imminent threat to civil liberties.
Lots of conservatives and libertarians have been saying this for years(along with "Get rid of the damn masks, you're supposed to be PEACE OFFICERS, not ninja.")

Want to do something else to help?  Either get rid of qualified immunity completely, or make it a hell of a lot easier to get it taken away with cops and prosecutors misbehave.

Speaking of bullshit in the guise of LE, ran across this thanks to Insty; apparently (former)Officers Friendly want to be operators:
The images at the beginning and end are from The Punisher, the fictional character described by Wikipedia as "a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime." The audio is the song "Die Motherf—-r Die" by Dope.

Doraville is a town of about 8,500 people, in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta. It last saw a murder in 2009 (at least through the end of 2012, the last year for which I can find statistics)
Take all their damned toys away from them and send them back to school, because they either never learned or forgot that they're supposed to be PEACE OFFICERS.

Nice idea for breaking up asteroids.  Except the difference between
Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.
Instead, small changes could be made to its surface to disrupt the forces keeping it together and cause it to break up in outer space.
'blowing up' and 'cause it to break up' seems to mostly be 'We're making it break up a lot further out.'

One socialist making friends with another, and they both want into the Oval Office.   Wonderful.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Yes, it was obviously unintentional

that news crews with cameras and so forth were targeted with tear gas.  Like it was unintentional, or just a couple of untrained idiots with badges that a couple of other journalists were slammed around and thrown in jail by these clowns in military gear
The police chief later told him the officers responsible were “probably somebody who didn’t know better” and the he instructed cops “to release them.”
I'm thinking that you stick a lot of these morons in all that free gear the Pentagon has been giving away and they start thinking they're Easy Company and everyone else is the Fritz.  And should be treated appropriately.

Range day

Blew off laundry and such today and headed to the range, partly for practice, partly for fun, and partly to get the numbers I was going to get the last time, but couldn't because- surprise!- the battery in the Chrony was dead.

Primary this time was fire the same load in a 4" barrel .357 Mag revolver and in the 16"-barrel Model 92 clone.  Did this with two loads: first 125-grain X-Treme plated flatpoints over a charge of 2400 powder.  That worked out as follows for four in the rifle(chrony trouble) and five from the revolver:

            Rifle                Revolver
            1457                1109
            1407                1047
            1466                1044
            1474                1094

Average of 1451fps for the rifle, 1067fps for the pistol, so the extra 12" of barrel is giving almost 400fps higher velocity(384 to be exact).

Then moved to some Hornady FTX 140-grain bullets over AA#9 powder, and the Chrony worked as it should this time

            Rifle                Revolver
            1498                1192
            1510                1185
            1501                1130
            1514                1115
            1507                1141

Average of 1506 for the rifle, 1152 for the pistol, difference of 354fps.

The Hornady information shows this load giving 1550fps from a 16" barrel, so just a little below that.  It also shows this giving 1250fps from a 4" barrel revolver, again I got below that.  I really want to get a bunch of water jugs together and fire these into it, see how the bullet expands.

The other thing wanted to note, remember that I helped a guy put a load together for his AR15 in 7.62x39?  Would up settling on 22.0 grains H4198 over the X-Treme 123-grain plated bullet; functioned the action fully and reliably, the only problem being that occasionally that flat-nose bullet would catch on the front of the magazine instead of sliding over.  A pain, but not a big deal for a practice load.  Well, we were finally able to run some of those loads over the Chrony, too.  This time we got eight readings before the wind started gusting and causing problems:
Average velocity 1839.  That's a little higher than I expected, and higher than X-Treme recommends for those bullets.  He's had no problems with copper buildup or other nasties in the bore, and he says it consistently gives groups like this:

That's seven rounds at 100 yards, far better than I expected for a light practice load.  Considering these run $42.25 plus shipping for 500, let's say he's happy.

What is it with teachers' union bigshots?

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is known for being a socialist who rails against the rich.

Lewis joined the “occupy” movement when it was in full bloom.

She has ripped Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a tool of corporate Chicago, labeled him “Mayor 1%” and described herself as “not egotistical or rich.”

Lewis isn’t as wealthy as Emanuel, a multimillionaire who made his fortune during a short stint as an investment banker. But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show.

That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale “Harbor Country” area of southwestern Michigan, where Emanuel has a second home, property records show.

Apparently Philadelphia REALLY likes theft under color of law; it's been very profitable for them.

Sounds like a lot of cops in Missouri really like the idea of being Easy Company assaulting the Krauts; and since they can't do that, they'll act like they are when on duty.  Yeah, there's a riot; you're not supposed to make it WORSE, guys.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So if the police put you in a situation that increases your danger,

then fail to protect you from said danger, they can't claim qualified immunity to protect themselves from charges that they failed to protect you.

Interesting mess.  First part of this covers something that's been noted before:
“As a general matter … a State’s failure to protect an individual against private violence simply does not constitute a violation of the Due Process Clause.” DeShaney v. Winnebago County Dep’t of Social Servs., 489 U.S. 189, 197 (1989). “DeShaney, however, [left] the door open for liability in situations where the state creates a dangerous situation or renders citizens more vulnerable to danger.”
Once more, the police have no legal duty to protect YOU from violence.  But, if they put you in danger, or increased danger, they DO have some liability, it seems.

It seems the Chicago PD officers were, ah, let's say maybe not 'indifferent', but 'uncaring':
Accepting the complaint as true, Defendants were recklessly indifferent to Vaughn’s safety. This is not a case where state actors were at worst negligent in protecting an individual from state-created dangers. The combination of ordering Vaughn to drop a stick he intended to use for self-protection and then watching — at a distance of only a few feet — while someone beat him to death with a baseball bat shows a reckless disregard for his life that shocks the conscience….
Think maybe?

Because only certain parts of the Bill of Rights are politically correct

Also, only men can be internet trolls.  We know this 'cause a genuine doctoral fellow in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University says so.
...Unless there’s a secret army of robot bigots out there who have outsmarted every CAPTCHA in existence, it’s pretty clear that Internet harassment comes from actual human men. Yes, cruel online messages are typically typed by fingers which are attached to human arms which are, in turn, attached to the human men that we all, unfortunately, must interact with at some point in our lives.
Etc. ad Bullshit, on and on.

As to her opinion of the BoR, here's a few:
Tenth: Your man is passionate about states’ rights. Racists and homophobes love states’ rights. Be afraid.

Ninth: Your man picked the foundation for Roe v. Wade. Good egg!

Third: If he picks an amendment this useless, you should just dump him anyway even if he’s not a troll.

Second: Run. Seriously, just run! Your man might not be an asshole to people on the Internet because he’s too busy being an open-carrying asshole in real life.

First: This could be a huge warning sign. Trolls cite the First Amendment as frequently as college application essays cite “The Road Not Taken.” They think that it gives them the right to verbally harass, stalk, and threaten whomever they want without any consequences. If your man picks the First Amendment, just ask him to explain what it means. If he thinks it means that “it’s a free country” and “people can say whatever they want,” tell him to go back to the playground he learned his politics from and find a new boyfriend.

Congratulations, madam: you have just given us a fine demonstration of what a bigoted socialist hoplophobic jerk thinks like.  Summed up nicely by one of the comments:
This article is brilliant; it's beyond reproach... because if you were to criticize it you'll be dismissed as a troll.

BTW, the reason there is no acknowledgement of female trolls because we don't call them trolls. We call them academic feminists

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

meanwhile, in the Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey,

get stabbed, call the cops, wind up in jail for having more black powder than they approve of.  And they destroy your gun safes.  And their evidence-handling procedures suck:
Township Police Chief Robert Kugler said investigators expected to find more than 100 long and short guns, which would be brought out in barrels overnight and that ”they will be identified and catalogued at a later date.”
Oh no, no problems at all there, right?  No chance of anything disappearing or anything...

Actually put some people in jail for this,

it'll probably cause a big change:
Twenty different Obama administration officials have lost or destroyed a portion of their email traffic. Email traffic that was, in some cases, under subpoena or in others requested as part of a larger inquiry into the conduct of the executive branch.
And the answer to this question:
The conclusions get even uglier when you realize that the IRS dismissed the government contractor responsible for maintaining back-up files of their emails concurrent with Lois Lerner and her band mysteriously having their computers flatline.
The question is, where are the Democrats in the face of this obvious malfeasance?
Since the writer is apparently either blind or stupid, the answer is 'They're DEFENDING it, dumbass.' 

Bloomberg doesn't like pro- self-defense cops, either

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his eyes set on a new target: pro-self defense Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County. According to the Washington Times, Bloomberg has dumped $150,000 for advertising into the race between Clarke and Milwaukee Police Lt. Chris Moews, who are running against each other in a Democratic primary. 

Clarke and Moews have traded barbs in the past regarding the best way to handle crime in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Clarke also has a long standing feud over firearm self-defense with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who has endorsed Moews.
Clarkes' offense:
...With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?" Clarke stated in one radio ad from early 2013.

And when you're dependent on government-run health care, guess who gets to choose

who lives and who dies?
Older patients would effectively be written off on the grounds that they no longer make a big enough financial contribution to society.

The Department of Health is demanding the changes in an attempt to cut the crippling NHS medicines bill.
In the latest onslaught on the elderly, drug rationing body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has admitted that ministers want workers who are still contributing to the economy to come first.

NICE has been ordered to take into account the “wider societal benefit” when considering which drugs to fund.
The drugs watchdog already admits that such criteria would “inevitably take age into account to some degree”.
Remember, this is the NHS that Obamacare designers said should be a model for us.  They freakin' LOVE this system.  And this is a big reason why: control of who gets treatment.  "I'm sorry, but you are no longer contributing to the economy by working, so for the good of the collective you cannot be allowed this medication, it's too expensive."

A Department of Health spokesman said: “We want to make sure we get the best possible results for all NHS patients with the resources we have, which means using taxpayers’ money responsibly and getting good value for money.

“That’s why we have asked NICE to look at the way drugs are assessed so that patients can get the treatments they need at the best value for the NHS and the price the NHS pays is more closely linked to the value a medicine brings.
Isn't that a nice way to say "If you're not contributing enough to Society in our opinion, you're screwed"?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hey, Mr. President, think you could take some time from your latest vacation

and time on the golf course to at least pay a little attention to this?
(warning: they say 'graphic images' and they're not kidding)

Children are having their heads cut off for being of the wrong religion to these savages, and he's taking another damned vacation.  And whining that 'it's not HIS fault all the troops were taken out of Iraq'(You're the fucking PRESIDENT, you bastard, yes it IS your fault).

'Elite Daily' my ass

Short version of this: "Men don't even grow up until they're 30, men don't know what they want, they live with mommy, they're not as able to get along as women', etc. ad Bullshit.  Borrowing from Michael Z. Williamson on Bookface(where I found this):
There are also scads of assumptions and generalizations in this article. If you did that about females, it would be sexist, but because it's about males, it's okay.
And a great many men don't marry precisely BECAUSE they understand western liberal women. Why invite the spoiled, leeching, social-climbing weasel into your house? (Oh, sorry, was that a generalization based on gender?)

Here's an interesting piece: I hadn't heard of cut-bar bullets before

Thanks to Oleg Volk for finding this one

Never forget: this is how the BATFEIEIO treats its own agents;

we're supposed to believe they're honorable and honest with anyone else?  Like us or Congress?
...ATF violated an agreement he had with the agency to protect him and his family after credible threats of violence were made. His fears were realized when his house was set ablaze with his wife and children inside, and his alienation from management became complete after the bureau attempted to smear his reputation by maliciously pursuing him as a suspect, despite “two of the nation’s leading arson investigators determined that [he] was not involved." 

Instead, real-time leads were ignored, true suspects were not pursued and Dobyns’ telephone calls were illegally recorded. A veteran investigator of numerous high-profile incidents who declared “Jay [is] clean” was removed from the case. That removal was ordered, Dobyns writes, by the same supervisor first named in connection with Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, by insiders discussing agency abuses on the CleanUp ATF website.

Also, don't forget that of the ATF brass involved in this(and who-knows-how-many other similar operations), NONE have been fired, or charged, or prosecuted for everything from lying under oath to false documents to violating an international border.  But we're supposed to trust them, and the AG who's still hiding documents under Obama's skirt.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I've got an idea how he probably felt,

but to run in denial and kill who-knows-how-many because of his fear?

He'd seen his sister die of this, and gotten her blood on him, so he knew he was exposed.  Suffering the symptoms he got on a friggin' plane and ran(ignore for now the idiots who let a visibly-ill anyone get on a plane under the conditions).  Exposed people at the airport, everyone on the plane, then people at the next airport and the medical personnel(who've been dying like flies).

That's him, one terrified guy.  THIS idiocy, on the other hand:
The hospital would later report that it resisted immense pressure to let out Sawyer from its hospital against the insistence from some higher-ups and conference organizers that he had a key role to play at the ECOWAS convention in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

In fact, FrontPageAfrica has been informed that officials in Monrovia were in negotiations with ECOWAS to have Sawyer flown back to Liberia.
I don't care what his position was and who he worked for/with, nobody with a brain should've tried to do anything but keep him in that hospital.

This mess just keeps getting more and more funner, doesn't it?