Saturday, July 04, 2015

And for this day the data begins with

the flag and a scantily-clad illustration; just the kinds of things the enemies hate

Found thanks to Irish

One more thing before I go: what formally started the fireworks

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
Column 1
   Button Gwinnett
   Lyman Hall
   George Walton
Column 2
North Carolina:
   William Hooper
   Joseph Hewes
   John Penn
South Carolina:
   Edward Rutledge
   Thomas Heyward, Jr.
   Thomas Lynch, Jr.
   Arthur Middleton
Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Column 4
   Robert Morris
   Benjamin Rush
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Morton
   George Clymer
   James Smith
   George Taylor
   James Wilson
   George Ross
   Caesar Rodney
   George Read
   Thomas McKean
Column 5
New York:
   William Floyd
   Philip Livingston
   Francis Lewis
   Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
   Richard Stockton
   John Witherspoon
   Francis Hopkinson
   John Hart
   Abraham Clark
Column 6
New Hampshire:
   Josiah Bartlett
   William Whipple
   Samuel Adams
   John Adams
   Robert Treat Paine
   Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
   Stephen Hopkins
   William Ellery
   Roger Sherman
   Samuel Huntington
   William Williams
   Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
   Matthew Thornton

For this somewhat improper use of the flag

we do make exception.

That's it for now, I think the dogs get a long walk today

Friday, July 03, 2015

Too worn for fancy words,

Just work on the data

So the CDC wasn't happy with the illegal alien kids flooding in, either

Situation must've been even worse than we heard for them to put stuff like this in e-mails.
Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had,” an “amateur” and “Marxist,” according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch.
... CDC Logistics Management Specialist George Roark wrote to CDC Public Health Advisor William Adams that “no country in the world would allow” the influx. Adams replies that “in ten years or less, they’ll all be voting…Commander’s intent…” Roark fires back by describing Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had…he truly is ‘the amateur’ but a Marxist too.”

Speaking of threats,
FBI agents have made at least 30 arrests on US soil this year as they try to combat the murderous reach of ISIS and its warped followers, Daily Mail Online can disclose.

Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations.

The stark warning comes days after ISIS-inspired gunman Saif Rezgui unleashed horror on at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 vacationers and wounding dozens more.

The FBI has reportedly set up command centers in each of its 56 field officers in case extremists try to mark the July 4 weekend by unleashing similar carnage here in the U.S. American ISIS ‘recruits’ to date have included schoolgirls, a young nurse, a pizza shop boss and even a National Guard soldier who hatched a plan to gun down 120 of his own colleagues.
Even allowing for possible padding by the FBI, this is not good.

The Say Uncle pickle recipe

strikes again

Also, those Boston pickling cucumbers make much better pickles than standard cucumbers. 

Remember the National Park Service?

Clowns who, during the shutdown, spent money closing OPEN-AIR memorials?  Blocking scenic turnouts on highways?  Holding tourists in parks under guard so they wouldn't look at things and recreate without PS permission?  All with money they claimed they didn't have?
The Confederate flag is no longer flying over Fort Sumter.

The National Park Service said the flag, along with other historic replicas, was taken down last week in the wake of the Charleston church shooting when Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the American flag lowered to half-staff.

Officials with Fort Sumter say the flag will not be going back up.

They also say they have decided to remove Confederate flag items from the fort’s gift shop.
"Screw history, it might offend someone."

Let's all remember this next time these clowns start asking for more money.

Must've been a moment

The scrapbook made its way to Elisabeth Maxwell , the Holocaust scholar and wife of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell. Soon Mr. Winton found himself featured in British newspapers and on the BBC television program “That’s Life!” 

“May I ask, is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?” the host, Esther Rantzen, inquired. “If so, could you stand up, please?” 

To Mr. Winton’s shock, everyone around him rose.

And while everyone's talking about flags and same-sex marriage,
“Two weeks ago, I traveled to eastern Ukraine and visited with the Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, where I was shown and briefed on new video footage captured by a Ukrainian drone, which shows Russia’s continued buildup of tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers, and military personnel inside Ukraine. This new evidence, now public, further demonstrates that the ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine is fiction, and that Russia is deepening its military involvement in Ukraine."
The secret messages, via an envoy sent by the Sultan of Oman, also included a request to blacklist opposition groups hostile to Iran and increase U.S. visas for Iranian students, according to officials familiar with the matter. The U.S. eventually acceded to some of the requests, these officials said, including help with the release of four Iranians detained in the U.S. and U.K.: two convicted arms smugglers, a retired senior diplomat and a prominent scientist convicted of illegal exports to Iran.

The exchanges through 2013 helped build the foundation for the first direct talks between the two nations since the 1979 Islamic revolution, current and former U.S. officials involved in the diplomacy said.
What is worse, ISIS has now struck multiple times across wide geographical distances. It is hitting police stations, intelligence agencies and military targets in a calculated campaign to blind and humiliate the West. Once they take out law enforcement and inteligence they take out the state. Intel hasn’t seemed to pick it up in time to warn the targets, which is worrying since they have every incentive to defend themselves.

The depth of the crisis is reflected in the fact that British parliament is considering air strikes in Syria in response to the massacre of British tourists in Tunisia. Downing Street has called up a “Dad’s Army”, consisting of retired police snipers and operatives, to meet the threat of an ISIS attack on Britain.

Wonder if, in years to come, some of these idiots thought "We really shouldn't have done that to him?"
On January 29, 1774, Franklin appeared before the Privy Council, advisors to the king, which humiliated him.

That may have cost Britain her colonies, for Dr. Franklin went into that meeting an Englishman who was loyal to the crown. But he emerged from that meeting with the realization that he was an American. His decision to declare independence came a full two years before the formal declaration by the Continental Congress, which he edited.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Hell yes, do it!

Make mammoths!  Then turn them loose in Canada to make themselves at home.  They and the moose can make faces and argue with each other, and plot how to take over.

Added: and once there's a decent herd, mammoth steaks and roast!

Tab clearing

My, Randi Harper is a real piece of work

Well, yeah, some people get ticked off when you want to burn the US flag

Yeah, the leftists have a LOT tied up in not talking about illegal alien criminals

In sports, the refs aren't all in the tank for one team. Then again, you aren't a "ref." You're an employee of a media company.

Hell NO DHS doesn't need another office; they're incompetent in the ones they've already got, and there's no reason to trust them.

George Takei can be something of an asshat at times, but the level of bigotry and stupid involved in this is mind-boggling:
He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court.
Of Clarence Thomas he says this.  The man's out of his bloody mind.

The image of chipmunk-voice reporting

"I'm at the site of this massive, disastrous earthquake!" comes to mind.
A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.

They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.
If it were hydrogen the next quake disaster movie would involve massive hydro-fueled explosions along the fault line.

If you start with "Obama doesn't want to have to deal with ISIS, and really

doesn't want them degraded and destroyed, and wants to claim Iraq as a win for the administration, this makes perfect sense.

The Kurds actually want to win, the current Iraq government would rather see the Kurds all dead because then there wouldn't be a Kurdistan problem, the Turk government also would like the Kurds smashed, so if you screw around and let ISIS kill or degrade the Kurds enough, you make the Iraqi and Turk governments happy.  And since the Turk PM loves the Muslim Brotherhood, making him happy also makes Obama happy.  Etc.

How truly joyous...

According to the ADL poll, 90 percent of Greeks agreed with the statement that “Jews have too much power in the business world” and 85 percent agreed “Jews have too much power in international finance markets.”

In addition, 70 percent said that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust” and 51 percent said “Jews don’t care about what happens to anyone but their own kind.”
Etc.  At least they're not calling for yellow stars or something.  As yet.

Trust the NYeffingTimes on, well, anything?  Especially 'right-wing terrorist threats'?
The most obvious thing to note is the choice of start date: Sept. 12, 2001. That neatly excludes an attack that would dwarf all those homegrown terror attacks by several orders of magnitude. Ah, you will say, but that was a one-time event. Sort of. It is no longer possible to destroy the World Trade Center, but we can't be certain to never again have a large-scale terror attack that kills many people. If you have high-magnitude but low-frequency events, then during most intervals you choose to study, other threats will seem larger -- but if you zoom out, the big, rare events will still kill more people....

And on their number padding(picking one):
Then there was Joshua Cartwright of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, who shot two deputies when his wife called the cops to stop him from hitting her. This was elevated to a "deadly right-wing attack" because, according to New America, "Cartwright had a history of non-compliance with the police and Cartwright’s wife told police that he held anti-government views and was 'severely disturbed' by President Obama’s election." All this may be true. But it's dangerous to profile so that every person with vaguely stated right-wing views, or even not-so-right-wing views, becomes an avatar of that group, rather than an individual who happens to be a member of that group, and also happens to have done something bad.

Speaking of 'Trust them?  You're kidding, right?"
Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal—months after the agency was ordered to preserve the documents.
Arrest warrents and prosecutions.  They're not going to start obeying the law until that happens.

That was interesting: the fly that's been annoying me since yesterday just committed suicide.  Flushed the toilet and it flew into the bathroom, into the toilet, hit the water and went down with the shit.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

As 'Coexist' isn't really what the SJWs want, this bumper sticker

from Ace says what they really want:  Comply.

If the University of Missouri considers this a good deal,

it demonstrates that the people running the place are idiots.
But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. "Yikes!" one e-mailed another.

So the school booked the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea.

The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance...
But they gave money to the Clintons, so I'm sure they think it's all good.

Government-run health care; what we have to look forward to.

And while the media and SJWs are screaming about a Confederate flag and same-sex marriage, ISIS is crucifying children and now beheading women for sorcery...

Yeah, you know what they think is really important.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Why do people hate us? "

Ah, that would be 'Because even your brass do idiotic crap like this.'  And then try to defend it with idiotic statements like this:
Asked about the incident via e-mail, Farbstein said that "the carry-on bag of the passenger alarmed because of the large unknown bulk in his carry-on bag. When TSA officers opened the bag to determine what had caused the alarm, the money was sitting inside. Quite unusual. TSA alerted the airport police, who were investigating."
You'll notice that dumbass does NOT explain why she put a picture of the luggage and contents out to the world.

And then, just to make it all perfect, the thieves under color of law strike again:
In this case, the cash was seized by a federal agency, most likely the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Richmond airport spokesman Troy Bell. "I don't believe the person was issued a summons or a citation," he said. "The traveler was allowed to continue on his way."
'summons or citation' for WHAT, you bastard?  He hadn't done anything illegal!  Which, of course, didn't stop the farging thieves of the DEA from stealing it.

Which also touches on "Why do so many people hate us federal professionals?": because you're thieves and dirtbags.  You don't like being called such?  Stop being such.

"We don't want to take your guns and magazines, it's a NRA scare tactic!

Except for those we DO want to take, but don't pay attention to that."
Watching Aborn’s attempt to define fear of gun bans as paranoid while arguing in favor of gun bans makes me disinclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the leaders.

Hey, I thought screwing with government records was a crim- oh, yeah, this is done by a Clinton so nobody wants to do anything about it.

Why don't people trust cops, especially federal cops?  Because a bunch of them are thieves who'll never pay a price for their stealing.

It appears the F-35 is a bigger piece of crap than we already knew, which is saying something.  But the people wasting time, money and resources on it won't have their ass on the line in/because of it, so they don't care.

Darin LaHood is a lying bastard bought-and-paid-for politician.  And the establishment Republicans love him.
.@dloesch is having an exchange with a guy from the US Chamber of Commerce much as Jaws had an exchange with Quint's intestines

Standard leftist hypocrite: "I hate smoking(except for grass, that's fine)!"

Under the heading of  'Out of their friggin' minds',
Yeah, except for that 'life destroyed and possible jail' for those falsely accused; and the 'years in prison' thing for actual rapists.  But I guess that doesn't count.

On the other hand you have good advice

Monday, June 29, 2015

For all of their profound differences, the Islamic State and the Left

have one purpose in common: They want to wipe out history so they can write it anew to support their utopias, the perfected societies of their inhuman fantasies.
Islamist State sledgehammers smash off the faces of classical-era statues. Our Left wants to remove Founding Fathers and others from our currency to replace them with minor figures that suit their agenda. Both actions are about mastering the past to control the future.
Pretty much.

Yes, still here.  Right now don't really give a crap about much, combination of tired and sick of it all.

One of the reasons for the sick: occurs to me that if the ISIS/ al Queda types stage a/some attacks over the 4th weekend, the Usual Suspects will insist that terrorists planning mass murder would be stopped 'if ONLY we'd passed common-sense gun-safety laws!'  And some of them will be stupid enough to actually believe it.

Same kind of idiots who've written crap like this, and then insist that gun owners are violent, nasty people who want- well, you know the drill.  Add in the CSGV thinking people being put into camps is just fine 'as long as it's done Constitutionally'.  Because you can somehow do something about it in court.  Years or decades later.  If you're still alive.

Bleah.  I need to water the garden, and do some other things to clean my brain out.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Yes, I'm still alive; yes, still busy

but just for you people I took time to deal with the new data; because what is life without new information to study?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Life has called

Things to do, etc.  Bloggage will be light for a few days.

PC at any cost, including girls continuing to be raped.

Britain's second largest police force withheld a report about gangs of Muslim men grooming children in case it inflamed racial tensions ahead of a General Election, it was revealed today.

West Midlands Police were warned more than 100 predominantly white children - some as young as 13 - were at serious risk of child exploitation five years ago.
The response to criticism: "But we're doing much better now!  Trust us!"

Two things about this:

First, yeah, sharing a base with Iranian-backed troops(and probably some Iranian troops) is a BAD idea.

Second, picture of Sen. Cotton when he was in the Army is labeled 'Tom Cotton in Army gear'.  As if someone put a uniform on for a picture.  Plus leaving off the 'Senator' thing, which I doubt they'd do with a Democrat.  no, no games at Yahoo News, nossir.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Well, the Turk PM may not be ideologically on the side of ISIS,

but this makes him their ally in a very nasty way.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is furious that the Kurds in Syria are advancing against ISIS. 

Ponder the ramifications of that sentence. 
He is not a state sponsor of terrorism. He is not championing ISIS, nor is he on side with them ideologically. He is not their patron or armorer. But he is letting one of our worst enemies grow stronger while stomping on one of our greatest allies.
Which puts him on the enemy side in a very important way.

Here's a question for you: since Amazon is being all good-feely and getting rid of all Confederate-themed stuff, will they get rid of all stuff connected with that racist murderer Che?  Communism in general?

Or are those mass-murderers special and to be tolerated?

The judge needs to start charging IRS lawyers, and the agency head, with lying to the court and throwing them in jail.  And recommending disbarment for the lawyers.  That'll probably break some things loose.

Chances of the major media even talking about La Raza

or MEChA: just about zero.  And if they do they'll make excuses.  Because racism is not a problem with the right people do it.

Why people laugh when the "They don't have crime like we do in Britain!" line

comes out.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) made repeated attempts to silence a whistleblower who exposed the widespread manipulation of crime statistics, it has emerged. 

Documents seen by the Guardian show that senior officers made three separate attempts to stop PC James Patrick speaking out over the course of less than five months. In one letter, they went so far as to insist he be barred from having any contact with any member of the public
My, such control freaks they are; I wonder if they included family in this?
He was sent two further letters within a few days this month warning him about interviews he intended to do with the BBC. He was told he faced further disciplinary action if he continued to speak out. He was eventually referred to the directorate of professional standards after he did the interviews, in which he said the Met "puts reputation before the truth".
Note that this isn't the first time they've been caught at this.

The Met commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, was forced to admit the numbers were being fiddled and said the issue was a cause for concern.
Ya think maybe?

If correct, they'll be hoping for some globular warmering;

so will we.
Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries". 

They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago. 

The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters.
'Offset by recent global warming(that hasn't been happening, but let's not bring that up, hmmm?)'

By the way, jackass, it's not the 'so-called', the Maunder Minimum is the name used for it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ok, I want someone to tell me why these people

should not have the full fury of the Navy, Marines and Air Force turned loose on them.

Add this, to this, to the slave markets and mass murders, and why are these savages not being bombed and strafed at every opportunity?

Hey, Governor Howler, the ball's in your court;

what're you gonna do?
In a stunning repudiation of Governor Andrew Cuomo, his anti-gun Democrat allies, and the hastily-passed and clearly unconstitutional NY SAFE Act, New Yorkers refused to register an estimated one million firearms that the 2013 law arbitrarily determined were “assault weapons.”
Since New York’s SAFE Act gun control law went into effect in January 2013, a total of 23,847 people have applied to register their newly defined assault-style weapons with the State Police.
Those individuals have registered a total of 44,485 weapons.
The statistics, hidden from the public for more than a year by state officials, were given to Rochester-area lawyer Paloma Capanna on Monday in response to a lawsuit she filed on behalf of radio host Bill Robinson.
No wonder they fought so hard to keep the numbers secret; that many people saying "Kiss my ass", backed up by lots and lots of LE flatly saying "I believe this is unconstitutional, and I won't enforce it", is big.
Upstate law enforcement agencies still openly, defiantly refuse to enforce provisions of the NY SAFE Act, and prosecutions under the law are best described as a “trickle,” and typically only occur as part of a “kitchen sink” charging process against criminals arrested for other crimes.

Howler & Co. must be crapping their pants, both in outrage and in "What do we do now?" fear.

Ok, so this is big.  Bigger even than CT gun owners telling their governor to piss off.  Now, on the idea of confiscation(which Feinstein and Schumer and Obama have wet dreams about), there's a serious hitch:
The Court ruled in favor of the property owners by an 8-1 margin on the most significant issue at stake: whether the government’s appropriation of the raisins is a taking. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

This is an extremely important result, because it rejects the government’s dangerous argument that the Takings Clause offers less protection for personal property than for real property (the legal term for property in land), which had been embraced by the Ninth Circuit lower court decision.
This is considered a huge decision for property owners.  Now consider some politician threatening confiscation and being told "You can't just seize this property, you HAVE to pay for it; how much you have in your pocket?"  Ignore all the other stands against confiscation, and this throws a huge wrench in their plans.

"It's ok we WE do it; we are saving Mother Gaia!"

Near the kayak line, divers cleaned up a site damaged by the activists' barge. Used for staging their protests, the barge anchors were originally dropped into a popular dive spot. They dropped 4,000-pound anchors into a habitat known for several different kinds of marine species.

"A lot of people come here to see Giant Pacific Octupus," said Koos Dupreez.

Dupreez works with Global Underwater Explorers. They coordinated the clean-up, asking the activists to cut their lines so as to avoid any further damage. Divers removed huge cement blocks and chords, worried for the safety of people and animals

It cost $10,000 and created some wake among environmental groups.

Stupid, our ancestors were not.
Despite being well over 2,000 years old, the sword, known as the Goujian, did not have a single trace of rust.  The blade drew blood when an archeologist tested his finger on its edge, seemingly unaffected by the passage of time.  Besides this strange quality, the craftsmanship was highly detailed for a sword made such a long time ago.  Regarded as a state treasure in China today, the sword is as legendary to the Chinese people as King Arthur's Excalibur in the West.
Some very interestingly-made bronze, and fine craftsmanship.

Yeah, Robert Reich is a lying bastard; you expect different from a Clinton weenie?
According to The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the USA has a murder rate of 4.1 per 100,000 people. Pakistan sports a 7.7 per 100K, Russia a 13.12, South Africa 16.25 and Kenya would be the only one lower with a 2.76.

Russia, and Pakistan do not provide the rates of guns by firearms, only South Africa does and it comes to almost the same as the murder rate while the US drops to 2.97 per 100K. It is interesting that he cherry picks the data and somehow forgets the 110 countries ahead of the US in murders.
'Interesting' my ass, it was his plan.

We're in a geomagnetic storm of severe level; yay.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nelson and Churchill wept

A call from the British Medical Journal was published several years ago, arguing that “many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon,” according to the BBC.

Researchers “consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen. None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.”
"We, the authorities who are smarter than you, have decided you should not be trusted with pointy objects at all, but we will allow you to have short ones in the kitchen.

For now."
These clowns would faint at the chefs knife I made as a wedding present for son and bride.

Britain is soooo screwed.

Big difference between Bill Ayers and Mushroom Head:

A: Dylann Roof isn’t a friend and colleague of an American president who enjoyed a cushy life in academia before retiring to life as the kind of author who’s invited on-the-air by the mainstream media to hawk his books.

Other than that, both of these pigs share much in common.
Oh yeah, there's more

Bringing up the question "Should someone convicted of a felony

be blocked forever from arms ownership?"  That's a question to start an argument with, the two sides being
"That's part of the punishment, and they're not trustworthy"
"If they've served their time, and cleaned up their act, why?"
Question brought up by this:
The man who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect at a Knoxville convenience store may avoid charges under Tennessee law -- despite the fact he was a felon with a gun.

Issac Jamal Scruggs, 42, of Knoxville, was at a Breadbox convenience store early Monday on Asheville Highway when 18-year-old Tamon Stapleton held the clerk at gunpoint.

Scruggs, a friend of the clerk's, shot and killed Stapleton. A previous felony conviction would ban Scruggs from carrying the gun he used, but Tennessee law says the fact he protected someone else means the gun charge doesn't matter.
Impression given is that the guy has cleaned-up his life.  And here, stopped an armed robber.

It's a messy question.

This makes it sound like Mushroom Head was a nutcase looking for SOMEWHERE to hurt people.  And finally settled on that church.
A black friend of the white man accused of murdering nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week prior to the killings that he planned to shoot up a local college campus,” reports. “Christon Scriven, [above] a drinking buddy of Dylann Roof, told The Associated Press that he thought Roof’s statements were just drunken bluster. However, Scriven said that he was concerned enough that he and another friend, Joey Meek, went out to take his .45-caliber gun, hiding it in an air-conditioning vent of a mobile home until they all sobered up.” And then gave it back, later.

In (formerly Great)Britain, what the progzis want here:

Desperate to find offence at every turn, eager to suppress any utterance that deviates from their conformist views, these are the warriors of the 'You Can't Say That' brigade.

The great 19th-century liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill warned against 'the tyranny of prevailing opinion', but that is exactly what we are now sliding towards in early 21st-century Britain.
Just how bad has it become?
Attacks on the Press are not the only weapon in the arsenal of the State. In recent years, the Government has acquired a host of new powers to crack down on free speech, including the 2003 Communications Act, and the 2006 Racial and Religious Hatred Act, which makes it an offence to use 'threatening words or behaviour' to stir up hatred.

It is estimated that more people are now jailed or arrested in Britain for what they think, believe or say than at any time since the 18th century.
"This is Progress, comrade!  BadThink and those who utter it must be destroyed!"

Sunday, June 21, 2015

This was parked down the street earlier

Appears to be an old BMW that's been fixed-up nicely and had the front brake upgraded.

No, not a Ural; I checked, no driveshaft to the sidecar wheel.

In other news, I wish I had access to a sheet-metal roller for a few minutes.

Female privilege

A law student who clubbed an aspiring male model with a champagne bottle because he was making 'unwanted advances' has been spared jail.

Sarah McKenzie-Ayres was pictured laughing as she walked free from court after being handed a suspended sentence for striking the man in a Manchester nightclub last September.
Anybody think that if the positions were reversed, the man would've gotten a suspended sentence?

A: this is disgusting, and just the kind of crap we've come to expect from this administration.
B: No, the Stupid Party leadership doesn't have the balls or integrity to pass it.
The Immigration Slush Fund Elimination Act would stop the executive branch from using fees collected from legal immigrants who obeyed U.S. immigration law to pay for the ongoing illegal alien naturalization surge. Thanks to the million or so legal aliens flocking to America every year, that’s a lot of cash. Cruz notes that USCIS Chief Financial Officer Joseph Moore can lay claim to nearly $1 billion in application fees. Cruz’s bill would return the pursestrings back into Congress’s hands — and perhaps most importantly, stop the White House from ramping up legal immigration and issuing more and more fees in order to grant more illegal aliens amnesty.

Because now it's a 21-year-old,

who- by the way- may have served in war, sent there by this clown- who shouldn't be able to buy a handgun.

Gee, wonder what he thinks the proper age should be?

You'll notice also that it's now mass shootings were “unique” to America because of its gun laws, adding such events don’t happen as often in other “advanced countries.”
A: How the hell can it be 'unique' to here if it happens in other places?
B: Goalpost moved: now it's don't happen as often since he's been slapped with "The hell it doesn't happen in other advanced countries."

Also add this to "The hell they don't want to take your guns."

Comment from Foley over at Insty:
In every State in the country, a 21 year-old is considered an adult. So basically, Obama wants to ban adults from buying handguns.

To be fair, our former adjunct professor of constitutional law taught before the Supreme Court decided DC v. Heller (2008) and  McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010). But surely he’s aware of them now. Oh wait–I’m assuming the current President of the United States actually cares about the Constitution. My bad.

Appropriate for the time of year: a new(to me) method of removing ticks.

Yeah, conservatives should be THRILLED with the idea of trashing the economy and handing another two trillion dollars to the .gov to be wasted.  Right.  In the name of Globular Warmering/Climaty Changering.

Note that Whitehouse is the asshole who wants 'deniers' to be jailed, too.

This is what happens when I blog tired;

I forget to post data at the normal times, and have to make it a morning study