Saturday, March 28, 2015

Makes you wonder how bad the information was for Hillary

to do this and announce it.
Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.
Illegal as hell, unethical as hell, just what we've come to expect.  Like the statement from her mouthpiece:
Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there. But David Kendall, an attorney for Clinton, said the 900 pages of emails previously provided to the panel cover its request.
Not hardly, and he damn well knows it.  He also knows most of the Democrats in Congress will still obstruct and whine and scream to keep her from facing real consequences.  And most of the media.  She's a slimy, lying crook, but she's a leftist Democrat so they don't want the law to apply to her.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Busy day, nearly forgot

the data dump.

Again, chances of the EUnuchs agreeing to this,

just about zero.  That people are actually saying "Give us a chance to protect ourselves" is a step forward; my only problem is with this:
“Let there be no doubt, we are asking that all weapons will be issued for self protection only, and to designated personnel that will undergo thorough investigation and training by local authorities.”
Instead of pleading with the authorities to issue guns and train people, it really ought to be "Stop preventing us from owning arms and learning to use them for self-defense"; although, considering Europe, even this is drastic.  And must've caused severe "Does this peasant actually think we would approve this?" among the EUnuchs.

You'd think they want the Iranians to have nukes...

U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.

This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
I think Obama does want Iran to have nuclear weapons; he considers it 'fair' since Israel has them.  Plus... I doubt he's muslim; I very much doubt he has any sincere religious belief(other than socialism).  I think he has very great feeling for muslims in general and muslim-run nations, and that's coloring everything he does.  Like making it hard to do anything serious about ISIL, like caving to the Iranian government, his refusal to say 'Islamic terrorism' and so forth.  And it's costing us, and will cost more in the future.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last night here: high winds,hail,

pouring rain, and tornadoes spotted around.  Much worse some other areas, I've got tarps to dry and put back in place, and the bird feeder in front is permanently out of service.

Good time to  bring this up: in case I haven't mentioned this before, Erin Palette started a site called Blue Collar Prepping; good site, lots of stuff on getting prepared for problems.  And nobody there is of the "Just write a check to company X for their DoesItAllDisasterKit" mindset.

What passes for 'free speech' among the EUnuchs

The man is a 24-year-old fan of the largely Protestant football team Rangers. And he was recently found guilty of singing a song called “The Billy Boys”, which is an anti-Catholic song that Rangers fans have been singing for years.

Under Scotland’s Orwellian Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, he was sentenced to four months in jail for songcrimes. We’ve had thoughtcrime and speechcrime — now we have songcrime.
...His name is Dan Parks. He’s a painter. He does paintings which he says are designed to challenge political correctness and to rattle the authorities. And they can certainly be described as offensive and racist works. For this, he was sent to jail for six months at the end of last year and his artworks were destroyed by the Swedish state.
...In Spain, a rapper called Pablo Hasel was recently released from a two-year prison sentence for the crime of singing songs that contained violent lyrics.
And on, and on.

And the leftists and other fools think we should copy them.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why are science deniers such bigoted fools?

Speaking, of course, of those 'the Science is SETTLED and don't you dare question that!' deniers. 

Climate Depot has a link(I'm not linking directly, it's right up at the top right now if you want to sludge yourself with the whole thing) to a bunch of idiots who announce, in post and comments attacking AGW 'deniers' in general and Cruz in particular,
Climate deniers are also racists.
This kind of analysis:
You have to remember that the denialists are for the most part the direct descendants of the “rebels” of the 1860’s. Religiously fundamental, socially conservative, anti central government, and hugely hypocritical regarding any question of ethics or morality related to their racism or anti-science beliefs.. Just as they justified their enslavement of humans back then, they keep alive their racism and intolerance today and have extended it to denial of science.
And a very interesting
What rules out Cruz for me is he’s a zionist .

Wonderful people, aren't they?

Welcome to Spring(insert rude noise here)

Tornadoes, hail, rain, high winds, etc.  Bleagh.

Couple of results from the range

Decided to try dropping the charge just a bit on a couple, and got this:
.30-06, Lyman 115-grain spitzer sized .311, 3.0 grains Bullseye, 30 yards
 .30-06, .32 SWC sized .311, 3.0 Bullseye
Both of these quite nice, and it's kind of like shooting a hot .22.  Kind of fun to touch off a 1903A3 and get 'bang' and the rifle just shifts a bit; several times I've had people wander over and ask what I'm shooting 'cause it can't be .30-06.

Both bullets were seated to just ahead of the lube groove, and just enough crimp to make sure they couldn't move.

I find I'm just all out of sympathy

for cops who think the same laws that apply to 'civilians' shouldn't apply to them.  Or that they should get special exemption, because Cop.
"The shooting cost me everything," Cowley says. "You make a split-second decision about whether you go home that day and someone else does not. That's a heavy burden."
Deal with it, Cowley; anyone who uses a gun, on the job or in self-defense, has that on their mind. 

And when you lie about what happened, and 'lose or misplace evidence', it makes you even less worthy of any sympathy.

Bit more here.

We're supposed to trust ANY federal agency

why, again?
Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas exerted "improper influence" on behalf of three applicants for a federal program that grants residency to foreign investors in U.S. projects, including one with links to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and another to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
And that's just part of it.

Looks like Appalachian State U needs to be sued for creating a hostile racial environment.
Wonder if they have any idea just how freaking stupid this is long-term?  "These idiots claim to be for equality, but they keep shitting on me for things I have no control over and made-up crap?  Screw all of 'em."

Add to the list of 'Paying idiots to support the enemy' Cornell:
A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.

Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.”
Willing to put aid packages together... that sounds an awful lot like 'providing aid and comfort to the enemy', doesn't it?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Higher' Education in full display

And when they screw up, the answer is- of course- to blame someone else.
George Washington University officials made a racist or religious mistake but, instead of promptly correcting it, they have blamed a Jewish student for “bigotry,” banishing him from the campus, threatening him with arrest, keeping him from Passover services, and also threatening to expel him at a hearing next Monday, says John Banzhaf, a senior law professor at the University.

Campus officials, mistaking an ancient Indian symbol representing peace, prosperity, and other virtuous qualities for a Nazi swastika symbolizing racism and hate, blamed the Jewish student who posted it on the bulletin board of his own largely-Jewish fraternity, claiming incorrectly that it was in fact a swastika which expressed "bigotry and hatred," and strongly suggesting that his act might constitute a "hate crime."
So they decided they wanted to pay his way, and trash their reputations in the process... smart, real smart.

"Oh please, President Lightbringer, make another illegal change to the law to put this mess off until after the next election!"

Robert Effing Kennedy Jr. doesn't care if children get sick, suffer, and sometimes die or are crippled by easily-stopped diseases.  Because he's a fucking idiot, and thinks his last name is magical.

Which, to a bunch of weak-minded fools, it apparently is.

Professor of Psychiatry speaks fact; CSGV hardest hit

However, Duke University Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Jeff Swanson cautioned that the link between gun violence against others and diagnosable mental health is, in fact, very small. “Twenty-eight percent of gun-disqualifying records are related to mental health,” he said. “But only 4 percent of those who commit gun violence have a serious mental illness. If we waved a magic wand and eliminated all diagnosable mental health problems, we’d have 96 percent of the same gun violence.”
I call it embarrassing because the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy turns out to be a pseudo think-tank of our friends at the Cult Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violence via their Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. I figure they were not expecting Dr. Swanson to get off the reservation or that it was recorded for posterity.
Yeah, it's troublesome for them when the expert they're counting on speaks truth.  Which isn't what they want.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Most transparent administration

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn’t find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.
Its backlog of unanswered requests at year’s end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the fewest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

Sounds like this CoP actually wants to clean things up; how many times have you heard this before:
Similarly, when an officer moonlighting as a security guard was accused of punching a college student at a party at a Beltsville warehouse, Hylton suspended not just the officer accused of violence but also four others who might have witnessed something and not reported it.

In that case, Hylton said he wanted to send a "clear-cut message" about reporting misconduct.

But he acknowledged that he has acted more aggressively when it comes to police wrongdoing than other chiefs have, suspending or firing officers and offering his candid opinions to reporters. He said doing so maintains the department's "credibility" with residents - proving to them that the department can police itself.
In the People's Republic of Maryland, yet.  A place where they can raid the wrong house, shoot the dogs and terrify the people, and "We followed procedure, so stop bitching."
He may be a jerk in other ways, but in this this chief seems on the right track.

Of all the thousands of rounds I've handloaded over time,

with American-made primers(CCI, Winchester, Remington, Federal), I've had exactly two dud primers; one Federal large rifle, and one CCI small pistol. 

Out of that one brick of Wolf small pistol, I had at least five misfires out of each hundred; some would go with a second or third strike, some were just flat dead.

And knew someone who bought some Wolf small rifle during the drought; not quite as bad, but almost.

Not all Wolf suck; of those large rifle Berdan primers, not a single problem, and I've known people who used lots of them(mainly large & small pistol) with no problems.  But I'd be really leery of using Wolf for any ammo that might have a critical-use, like hunting or self-defense.

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #318: lying under oath,

excessive force, and in general being assholes hiding behind badges.

And the union president, dirtbag name of Daryl Turner, illustrates the mindset we've come to know and loathe:
However, in this case, it was unfair and in conflict with well-established legal principles to question the credibility of the police officers involved in this case based on shaky cell phone video footage filmed from some distance away(Yeah, what's video evidence compared to the word of lying cops?). Graham v. Connor states that the reasonableness of a use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer at the scene, and its calculus must embody an allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions as to the amount of force necessary in that particular situation. In other words, the officers' reasonable perceptions count, not video footage.
"Stop showing that video, it means NOTHING compared to what the officer perceived!"

Really, go read the rest of what this slimeball spouted.  It's amazing, and if the people of Portland don't look with suspicion on every cop after reading this, they're nuts.

Yeah, that's a broad brush; you think this is the first time these clowns have lied under oath?  And that others didn't know what they'd done, and kept their mouths shut?  Help the bad guys with badges, get lumped in with them.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I'd rather have been riding

or shooting, but
The garden is tilled,
big bushes are trimmed,
all bush trimmings gathered, mowed and in the can,
most of the leaves and other accumulated crap raked away from the fence, mowed, etc.,
and there's something else in there I can't remember offhand.
So a reasonably accomplished day(yes, some of this should've been done before, but it's done now, so shut up).

I shall now celebrate by studying one of my favorite subjects: redheads

They don't just want that ban, they want to widen it. Greatly.

As in 'just about every centerfire rifle ammunition made'.
... U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) announced that he intends to introduce legislation to “extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.”
And you can bet he'll include single-shots like Contenders in his definition of 'handguns'.

Yeah, the problem isn't that Jones was acting illegally,

against regulations and procedure and so forth, oh no; the problem was he handled it 'sloppily'.

So now these dirtbags want to meet with ATF deputy director Thomas Brandon, who will be taking over for Jones, in the coming weeks to inquire about why the agency dropped the bullet ban and whether he will bring it back.
Brandon is just as bad as Jones, and Holder; he'll want to.  Keep after your congresscritter to deal with this.  "Since you have so much free time and personnel you feel you can work at illegal actions like this, you obviously have too large a budget; let's start with a 20% cut" would be a nice start.  Or that law flatly stating 'BATFE cannot ban ammunition, or any component thereof'.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

If the IRS wasn't the corrupt organization it is, this

would already have an investigation running, with fines and jail time in the offing.  Considering the current status of that agency, they're probably doing everything they can to avoid dealing with it.

The Hill ignores two things:
It wasn't just Republicans who raised hell about the proposed bullet ban, a lot of Democrats weren't exactly happy about it either.
They ignore Jones, after this ban fell through, announcing ANY ammo for 5.56/223 was 'a threat to law enforcement', thus proving that what he was really after was banning everything possible.

So, what's your vote:
Jones wants out before some new news story involving ATF breaks
Jones wants out because Pres. HopeyChangeyPants is pissed at how badly the ban project went
Jones wants out because all the gun-bigot Democrats are pissed at him for dropping the ban
Jones is being run off by the above for blowing the project.

And the Serbia version of "We need registration and mental testing to own guns,

for public safety" is working out about like you'd expect.  With a bit more in the "Oh my!" department for the sanitation department:
The Serbian government asked people on Tuesday not to dispose of hand grenades and other munitions in the garbage, hoping to minimize accidents as it imposes tighter controls over privately held weapons.
Yeah, that'll work out well.
A police official told Reuters: "We have no clear idea how many pieces are kept illegally. Estimates vary anywhere between 200,000 and 900,000, so the more we can get through an amnesty, the better."
As usual it'll be mostly honest people who aren't a threat who turn stuff in; the bad guys won't.  Another Sarah Brady Paradise in the making.

Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm beat, therefore

I present the data without further comment

That he was charged is amazing; if he gets off with probation or something

it'll be one more Reason Why You're Not Officer Friendly Anymore.
A police officer in Maryland has been indicted on assault charges after prosecutors say he held a gun to the head of a man who hadn't committed a crime.

Police and prosecutors announced Friday that a grand jury indicted Prince George's County Officer Jenchesky Santiago on charges including first-degree assault and misconduct in office. He had been suspended with pay since police began investigating the incident last June, and now is suspended without pay.
In the People's Republic of Maryland, yet.

"After being caught trying to ban ammunition

I have no authority to ban, and otherwise being a dick, I have decided to resign

Before the investigations get too far along.  Now please leave me alone."
The jerk who'll be taking over the position is just as big a dirtbag, but just maybe the blowup on this will make him cautious.  We'll see.

Overall it's a good thing; the bastard should never have been confirmed in the position in the first place with his background.

Borrowing from Insty,

These little Junior Anti-Sex League members combine thuggishness and fragility in a particularly obnoxious way. They should be sent home until they are mature enough for college. And America. And no parent should pay tuition to a school that takes this sort of hysterical behavior seriously.
What behavior?
“If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama,” she writes. “The melodramatic imagination’s obsession with helpless victims and powerful predators is what’s shaping the conversation of the moment, to the detriment of those whose interests are supposedly being protected, namely students. The result? Students’ sense of vulnerability is skyrocketing.”

Including, apparently, their vulnerability to articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. As the protesters wrote on a Facebook page for their event, they wanted the administration to do something about “the violence expressed by Kipnis’ message.” Their petition called for “swift, official condemnation of the sentiments expressed by Professor Kipnis in her inflammatory article,” and demanded “that in the future, this sort of response comes automatically.”

And let's add this one for further illustration:
A student at Reed College has been banned from class for denying the existence of “rape culture” in the United States and arguing that the oft-repeated statistic that one in five women are raped at college is bogus.
...“[Other students] have said that things you have said in our conference have made them so upset that they have difficulty concentrating in other classes. I, as conference leader, have to do what is best for the well-being of the entire class, and I am therefore banning you from conference for the remainder of the semester.”

At least one student thinks giving True the boot was the right move, saying that True’s statements somehow represented a safety hazard.
Well, yeah, you get an attack of the vapors in class, who knows what could happen?

There's an awful lot of 'That data/video isn't available anymore' going around in Sodom on the Potomac.

Remember: the man who helped the SEALs get bin Laden is still sitting in a Pakistani prison, and President Selfie isn't doing a damn thing to get him out.

What does that tell both friends and enemies?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

To find inconvenient facts suppressed in one leading university may be regarded as censorship.

To have an entire society silenced looks like something worse, and far more sinister.
It damn sure is.

Proof that GFWs like Mary Ann Carlson are demented

and care nothing about that Constitution they swore to uphold.

Wonder if those words about 'innocent until proven guilty' mean anything to her?
Well, hell, obviously not.  At least not if you're a non-PC type.

My first thought is "Why would President Lightbringer consider a EMP attack against us a bad thing?

They attack, he surrenders, and there would be Peace!
In his warped view, anyway.
Why would President Lightbringer consider this a bad thing?  They attack, he surrenders, and there would be Peace(in his warped view)!
Suspected for years of plotting to dismantle the U.S. electric grid, American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country's power system.

American defense experts made the discovery while translating a secret Iranian military handbook, raising new concerns about Tehran's recent nuclear talks with the administration
All the people who'd die?  Just more fodder to defend his surrender: "We cannot expend effort in fighting Iran over this when we have so many bodies to bury!"

I've got a full plate today, so go enjoy

Mr. Williamson dealing with a vegan

As an aside, ever notice all the soy 'meats' they make for vegetarians and vegans?  You'd think their wanting that would tell them something...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Now THAT is one lovely hammer

he turned out.  Among lots of others.  Damn.

Why I despise most Democrat politicians worse than others is ably demonstrated by this idiot.
People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.

“What work requirements are there to inherit up to $10 million tax free?” she asked a witness, rhetorically.
I'm not going to comment on this further, I want you to read this crap directly, and get the full "We want to control everything and tax everyone to death in the name of fairness" bullshit.

Brandeis University: the proper wording would be "There are not enough honorary degrees given to colored people and women we approve of."  As they've shown that you can be a black woman, and they'll crap all over you for having opinions they don't approve of.

Tam has a piece on holsters,

basically 'They get floppy, get rid of them.'   I do, however, disagree with her on hybrids, convinced of that by son wearing a Crossbreed and loving it.  I wound up with one, and I like it too.  Did have a Kydex that just wasn't as comfortable as the day wore on.  And one that's not comfortable, you don't want to wear.

Mind you, if the thing does start getting floppy, and I can't holster without holding part of it out of the way, I'll be finding a new one. 

San Francisco is having the same experience with their new minimum wage; businesses are firing people or closing.  I wonder if the idiots behind the $15/hour law care?

The EPA said that it doesn’t regulate people’s backyard barbecues and that the grant is part of the EPA's "National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (2014)", which is a student-designed competition for sustainability.
Yeah, the bastards don't have the authority to do a lot of the shit they do; 'doesn't regulate' means 'We haven't gotten to it yet.'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This just in: the quakes are from ancient faults;

anti-fracking groups hardest hit.
"The majority of the recent earthquakes in central Oklahoma define reactivated ancient faults at shallow depths in the crust" of less than 3.7 miles (6 km), said the report for the American Geophysical Union.
Yes, they spend a lot of words saying 'it MAY be related to'; and they'll keep trying to blame fracking as long as possible.

Did a bit of digging, and in the pre-fracking era,
The magnitude 5.5 April 9, 1952, earthquake centered near El Reno affected most of Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas. Damage from the 10:30 a.m. CST earthquake was not extensive, but many people in the epicentral area were alarmed, some to near panic. Portions of chimneys fell in El Reno and Ponca City (intensity VII). Bricks loosened from a building wall and tile facing of commercial buildings bulged at Oklahoma City. Also, plate glass windows were shattered in the business district of El Reno. The total damage amounted to several thousand dollars. Aftershocks were felt on April 11, 15, and 16, July 16, and August 14; an earthquake that was felt (IV) at Holdenville and Wewoka on October 7 apparently was unrelated to the April 9th event. Homes and buildings shook and some persons were awakened (V) at El Reno from the April 16th shock, which occurred 5 minutes after midnight. Felt reports were also received from Kingfisher, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Union City.

Minor damage to a building foundation and plaster (VI) at Concho resulted from two March 17, 1953, earthquakes about an hour apart. The felt area included Calumet, Edmond, El Reno, Minco, Okarche, Peidmont, and Union City.
Which kind of makes the quakes nothing new, just a new spasm of activity, it would seem.

What? The EPA is exceeding its authority?

What took you so long, professor?
President Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency.

Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart.

“EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.”

Obama won't care, but maybe it'll get the attention of some of the followers who still have some concern for the Constitution(other than as toilet paper).

A Kurdish gunsmith is a busy man nowadays (AGW link fixed)

And he doesn't have a factory(or a fancy shop), either.

That they could have said this with a straight face...
PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”.

Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group.
Why would they say this?  About what you'd think: "We didn't want to look all bigoted and old-fashioned and repressive and stuff."

Well, Al, howzabout we put a price on hypocrite politicians who've gotten rich of AGW bullshit?

Yes, the stuff of the last few days is done.  Now I can get all the outside stuff done before it starts raining later, and figure out what all I need to load, and try to catch everything else up.

Monday, March 16, 2015

No, they didn't give up on the ban,

they're just wanting to do it in a different way.

Looks like that law needs to be passed: "You cannot ban any bullet or ammunition." 
And then throw them in jail when they try anyway.

I've now got to try to catch of some of the things I couldn't do the last few days.  I'd rather not, but.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

So there's this anti-rights clown named Skye Fitzgerald,

who- like many anti-rights people- is a violent and(in this case) thieving criminal.

Why are so many of them such dirtbags?

In other news, my personal mess is just about done, though I do have a comment:
Postholes... Why did it have to involve postholes?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Assumning this scheduling thing works, the data

for Friday should go in without me breaking off from all the other crap being taken care of

Thursday, March 12, 2015

You are warned:

light to very light bloggage for a few days.

No new incisions or emergency trips to the ends of the country, just busy.

This sounds big: first test of Indiana law saying you can use force

to stop an illegal entry of your home by a cop.

Shouldn't have been convicted in the first place; wonder if this now makes it possible for him to sue?

Be it noted

that, while just about any day shooting is good, taking that many different loads to try on one day was a mistake; by about 2/3 through it stopped being much fun.

I think I'll make a rule for the future: barring actual necessity, no more than 50% of shooting will be for tests like this, the rest will be for fun and/or training.


Today had something of a trifecta:
The range wasn't crowded,
The wind wasn't trying to blow everything away,
The battery in the Chrony as good.
So got some measurements.  Three different bullets in light loads:  the .32-caliber semi-wadcutter and wadcutter, and the 115-grain spitzer(unsized, no gas check).  Due to some of the usual "Why the hell didn't it register that?" didn't get full samples on everything, but enough to get a good idea how fast everything was traveling.

Note: if you don't see a picture, it means I messed up and either missed taking it or lost the damn thing somehow.

.30-06, wadcutter, 3.2 grains Bullseye, average 903fps

.30-06, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, average 880fps

7.62x54r, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, average 945fps

7.62x54r, wadcutter, 5.0 Unique, 1180fps

.303 British, wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, 1180

.303 British, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, 880

.30-30, wadcutter, 5.0 Unique, 1200fps
That's pretty fast for that bullet, I think dropping it to three grains would work better.

.30-30, 115-grain spitzer, 2.7 Bullseye, 835fps
The five at the bottom, that's the drop at 50 yards with the sight set for full-power cast loads.

.30-30, semi-wadcutter, 2.7 Bullseye,  914fps
Aimed at the bullseye above, that 15 grains lighter weight made a difference in drop of about two inches.

.30-30, semi-wadcutter, 9.0 Unique, 1576fps (few rounds left over from previous tests, I thought was pretty hot, I was right)

I tried something new as well, heavier bullets(no gas checks) with a light load:
.30-06, 150-grain flatnose, 4.0 grains Unique: 778fps

.30-06, 180-grain roundnose, 5.0 grains Bullseye, 880fps.

The .30-06 loads, with the rear sight set at 500 yards, were all within an inch or two of dead-on elevation at 50 yards. 
7.62x54r, rear set at 500 meters.
.30-30, already mentioned.

Lost of possibilities here.  The .30-06 with the 150 bullet, I'm blaming myself for that horizontal spread, I was getting a bit tired by then.  The 180 bullet group, could hardly ask for more(especially with me doing the shooting).

The .303 loads, no pictures because of an error on my part, which we will not discuss.  Just shut up, I'll do those again later.

On the light-bullet loads, I'm wondering just how far down you could take them; may do some screwing around with that.

And that's the results of the day.

Range day

Actually got some of the light loads tested at 50 yards, and this time I got velocity readings on most of them!  'Most' because the Chrony had problems on some.

Report to follow, I've got crap to put away.

Next time someone whines about how bady Obama is treated,

add this to your response:
Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation 
$2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising Trip
Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone

And, for those yelling "TRAITORS!" at those senators for the open letter to Iraq, ask them what exception they're making for this:
The Iranians held firm to their position, perhaps because they knew that help was on the way, in the form of a new president. Barack Obama had clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3. At some point either before or after that date, but prior to the election, he secretly let the Iranians know that he would be much easier to bargain with than President Bush. Michael Ledeen reported the story last year:
During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
 Yeah, I know, "It's DIFFERENT when Democrats do it, you hater!"

Terry Pratchett is gone

Considering the health problems, not the worst thing, but damn.

Hair transplant surgery, for

a better beard...  And
He personally is doing a lot more lipo-scultping(sic) on Arab patients to mimic a muscular build.
What, because actually lifting weights is too demeaning or something?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

But the IRS and DoJ are too busy covering-up and

harassing people they don't like to be bothered with doing anything about Sharpton cheating on taxes and some probably arson.
As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements.
Six years later, on January 23, 2003 — one day after Sharpton filed paperwork to create a presidential exploratory committee — another fire caused heavy damage at National Action Network, located at 1941 Madison Avenue.

Then and now: different rules for RWPP assholes.
Like Rangel, for that matter.

An Obama conspiracy theory to believe in:

If I had to bet on just one conspiracy theory about the Obama White House, it might be the seemingly outlandish idea that he actually works for the gun industry and gets a cut of every AR15 and box of ammo they sell because there can be no other reason they do so many things calculated to sell more AR15s and accompanying ammo than have ever been sold in the history of mankind.
Y'know, that'd be a REAL interesting question to watch the reaction to: "Mr. President, do you or your wife own any stock in-" and list some companies.

Yeah, this is really going to make them want to deal with him

Just not in the way he wants
Greece will flood Europe with a “wave of millions of economic migrants” including militants linked to the Islamic State group if the eurozone did not back down on austerity demands, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos reportedly said on Monday. His comments came even as the Greek government and its “troika” of creditors -- the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund -- agreed to hold a further round of talks over a 240 billion-euro ($260 billion) bailout program.
I personally consider this in the 'Just Flat Stupid' category; however, he is dealing with the EU, so it may not be.  We'll see.

You may've heard about the latest idiot fraternity mess here in Oklahoma

Yeah, it was stupid.  Couple of thoughts come to mind:
Either someone in this mess is so friggin stupid that they thought taking video of this and then posting it where people could see it was a good idea, or
Someone didn't like it/was sick of it and taped it for the purpose of blowing it up.

And, of course, the head of the university came out in fits of righteousness and expelled a couple of them, and is threatening to do more.  Slight problem with that:
University of Oklahoma President David Boren’s announcement that two students have been summarily expelled for their role in leading a racist song could blow up in the university’s face, exposing both the school and Boren to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees.

... Civil liberties advocates have already pointed out that punishing the students could be illegal, saying the song is protected free speech. But even if the offenses warranted expulsion, the taxpayer-subsidized school could be shooting itself in the foot by acting so quickly, and Boren could even be personally exposing himself to thousands of dollars in damages should he be sued by the punished
Oklahoma, like most universities, has a student conduct code outlining the reasons students can be disciplined by the school. The code also has an appendix explicitly listing the procedures to be followed when a student is accused of misconduct. There is no listed procedure allowing the school’s president to unilaterally punish any student, let alone expel them. Instead, there is a clear process to be followed, with extra safeguards for students facing expulsion that would be virtually impossible to meet in the two days.
Instead, Boren appears to have overridden these procedures, and it could end up costing him, personally.
This could get interesting.  And I wonder if the usual 'Free Speech!' types will step up, or insist 'It doesn't cover things like that!' ?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

More on Obama and ATF backing off for now


Among the other lies from ATF,
In its "framework" proposal, ATF wrote, "The AR platform is the semi-automatic version of the M16 machine gun originally designed for and used by the military. 
Well, gee, last I read the AR was developed BEFORE the military saw it and got interested.

You'll notice the Hill drone keeps calling it AP,

as they apparently are either ignorant or just can't let it go(or both), but this is still good news:
The Obama administration is pulling back a controversial proposal to ban a form of armor-piercing ammunition commonly used in AR-15 hunting rifles.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said it will not seek to issue a final framework for the rule “at this time” after receiving more than 80,000 comments on the proposal, the “vast majority” of which were negative.

"You spoke, we listened," the ATF tweeted.
After you tried to play 'legislating without legislators'.  After you tried to sneak through a preemptive change of law in your new issue of regulations, and being caught.  Which, by the way, demonstrated you considered the comment period(improperly shortened) nothing but a pretense that you cared what anyone thinks.  Borrowing from a commenter on Bookface,
I wonder if a Partnership Lawyer Drone told them "we're going to get sued over stretching the definition of 'armor piercing,' and once we lose that fight....."
There's that.  And I'm wondering how many calls and visits they got from some legislators saying "We're getting tired of this shit; just how much of your budget do you want to lose?"  Because something like that is the only thing they'll listen to, as they've proven they don't give a damn about the law.

Now keep your eyes on them, to see what these bastards try to slip in next.

Anymore, if the ATF head said "Good morning" to you, you'd

start examining everything around with a microscope to try to determine why he thought this is a good morning, for him.  Because the place is not to be trusted in any way.
Guided by comments to the previous post (thanks!) I find that BATF just posted online a notice that its removal of M855 ammo from the exemption for AP ammo is a mistake. Sounds like the decision was made to remove M855, while allowing a sham comment period, and whichever team compiles the annual list of published ordinances was told about the decision but not told "but, 'officially,' this decision hasn't been made yet, so don't let it out."

You know that "You'd have to have a factory to build a gun!" claim we keep hearing from the GFWs and statists?  Not so much.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Survival-situation shooting rifle loads, or

light bullets and loads in centerfire rifles, survival and general use of; a request from a friend.

Basic question is "Why screw around with those light bullets and tiny charges?"
The ultimate concern on this would be 'Everything's gone to hell.  You need to deal with varmints raiding the food supply, and small game, but you only have a centerfire rifle with you, or maybe some of the stuff is larger than I trust a .22 for.'  They're also good for
Low-velocity, low-recoil, low-noise loads for small-game hunting, training a new shooter, and reducing practice costs.

All these can be done with basic reloading gear, along with a pot to melt lead in, a ladle to pour it, and a mold to pour it in.  Or, if you don't want to cast your own,  a lot of suitable bullets can be bought, already cast and lubed(Midway, MidSouth Shooters Supply, and others)

And this will work with just about any centerfire cartridge, say 7mm and up.  I've been messing with it in .30-06, .30-30, 7.62x54r, and .303 British; it will work in just about any centerfire rifle cartridge.
WARNING: Powder charges may have to be adjusted up or down depending on the volume of the case; what works just right in .30-06 might be a bit much in a .308 with the same bullet weight.  It's not a 'One Size Fits All' situation.
DISCLAIMER: handloading requires attention to what you're doing, and making sure what you're doing is a good idea.  No responsibility accepted for your loads or the results thereof.

To begin,
I'll mention one of the best resources out there: Cast Boolits forum.  It's dedicated to this subject: bullets, lubes, molds, equipment, loads.  Huge amounts of information, including on light loads.


This is for CAST(or if bought, swaged) LEAD BULLETS ONLY; NOT jacketed.  Period.  Try making loads this light with jacketed and you'll almost certainly wind up with a bullet stuck in the bore.  And if you don't have a range rod handy(mine's a 36" piece of 1/4" bronze brazing rod) your shooting is done for the day.  Yes, there are reduced loads that'll work with jacketed, but that's not what I'm writing about. 

Wide selection here.  I've been trying out bullets in .30-caliber rifles ranging from a little .32-caliber wadcutter designed for pistols, up to a 115-grain spitzer often used for the M1 Carbine.  You can use bullets up to 150-200 grains with some loads and cartridges, and I plan to try that as time allows; these are quite a bit more powerful than the light-bullet loads(a 180-grain bullet moving ~900 feet per second has a lot more energy than a 100-grain at that same velocity); way below standard velocities still has a fair amount of energy tied up in in them, plenty for small game and varmints, and coyote or feral dogs with good shot placement.

Generally any cast bullet in appropriate diameter and weight will do, and you don't need a gas-check.  Do note that for these velocities a bullet designed for it but with no gas check will generally work well, but depending on the load and rifle you may be better off with a plain-base bullet.

This also gives a good way to use less-than-perfect cast bullets; those not good enough for full-power loads but good enough that you hate to throw them back in the melting pot.  And they can often be used without sizing, just use something like Lee Liquid Alox(more on that later) to lube it.

If you're casting your own, we now come to 'Size the bullets or not?'  For most standard cast-bullet loads, especially those with gas checked bullets, you have to size them, which is forcing them through a die with a tapered hole to squeeze the bullet to an exact diameter and make sure it's perfectly round, and to crimp on the gas check when they're used.  However, with these you may not need to.  With a lot of the loads I've tried they actually shoot better when not sized(depending on the rifle); they're a little larger than the standard diameter, but with non-jacketed bullets they'll generally swage to the bore diameter when fired.    The thing you do have to watch here is that IN SOME BRANDS OF CASE that have thicker walls, an unsized bullet may well fit into the case neck but cause it to not fit into the the chamber.  I ran into this with .30-30 with a .32-caliber wadcutter: in some Federal cases, worked fine, but with Winchester cases, forget it.    Only way you'll know for sure is to try it, qhich means loading one without powder, and trying to chamber it.
And, in case it needs saying, if you run into one that doesn't want to chamber with normal force do NOT force it in; if you do and fire it, that could result in a serious pressure spike due to it being so tight, and that is Bad.

If casting your own, nice thing is you don't need much to lube bullets, and size them if needed.  For sizing if needed I recommend the Lee bullet sizing sets.  They come with the sizing die, ram, a bottle of lube and the container catches the bullets as they come out, and come in many diameters.  And it all fits on a standard loading press:
Screw the die in.
Snap the ram into the press ram where the shellholder goes.
Place a lubed bullet on the ram.
Lower the lever and push it through.
That's it.  They work very well, and don't cost much, and come in a large number of sizes.  They'll also work to crimp gas-checks on if you're using them.

The bullets HAVE to be lubed, sized or not.  Skip that and you wind up with lead fouling in the bore, which is a pain to clean out.  Lubing here is easy.  If you're using the Lee Liquid Alox that came with the sizing set, I put a batch of bullets in a baggie, squirt in a little(doesn't take much) and work them around for a minute, then lay them out on waxed paper where I don't have to smell them as the solvent evaporates.  Once dry, size them.  If you're not sizing, just let them dry and load them(see at the bottom for more on lubes).

The one problem with LLA is that it dries, but never stops being a bit sticky.  If you want to get more involved in this and don't mind a bit of mad-scientist lube-making, good piece here on both a lube and a tumble-lubing method.  I've been using this 45/45/10 lube for a while now, and it works well.  Also makes a bit less smoke than straight LLA.

If you're buying your bullets, they should come already sized and lubed, so you don't have to mess with it.  I will not go into the process of casting your own here, if Erin thinks it worth it I'll write on that in a separate post.  Or you can just go to Cast Boolits and bury yourself in information(recommended).


Here you're using small charges of fast-burning handgun or shotgun powders, such as Unique(one of the favorites), Green Dot, W231, and Bullseye.  Which brings up a very important point:
You're dumping a very small propellant charge- anywhere from a couple of grains up to ten grains or so- into a very large volume case, which means if you get careless and dump a double-charge into one, it won't show with a look.  Which means you have to manually check them.  I've found that common tool, a round pencil, works well; it'll slip right into the case neck of any .30-caliber cartridge.  Slide in until it stops on the powder, mark that level, then check the others.  A slight variation could happen(drop the pencil and it'll pack the powder a bit, for instance), but if the pencil shows any real variation in depth, you'd better weigh that charge.*

For a LOT of information on this subject, I'm going to point you to a couple of specific threads at Cast Boolits; Mouse-fart loads for .30-06, which are also adaptable for other cartridges; and Cast bullet loads in military rifles.  Lots more available, these two are a good start.


You don't have to do anything special to the cases, except you have to bell(expand) the case mouth enough that the bullet can be seated without any lead being shaved off the sides, just like with pistol cartridges.  There is one important thing:
With rimless cases(.30-06, 8mm Mauser, for instance) firing these loads in them more than a few times can cause the case shoulder to be 'set back' a bit; this is Bad, because these cartridges headspace on a particular spot on the shoulder, and moving it can cause problems, especially if that case later gets used for a full-power load.   

If you're wanting to get max accuracy out of these, some have found improvement by enlarging the flash hole between the primer pocket and the main case, by drilling it out with a #30 drill bit.  The idea is that it gives more efficient and even ignition of those small charges in that big case.

So with rimless cases do one of two things:
Rotate cases so you never use one for these loads more than a couple of times, or
Permanently mark those cases used for these loads and use them ONLY for these.  If you modify the flash hole YOU MUST PERMANENTLY MARK THEM.
If you drill out the flash holes, NEVER EVER use those cases for full-power loads.   Doing so could involve blowing out the primer; I've never had it happen, and from descriptions you do NOT want to experience it. Do something permanent to mark them, like file a shallow groove across the base, or a notch in the edge of the rim**.  I've been using a particular brand of case, and filing the notch in the rim, so I've got two things to give warning.


I've been messing with these in bolt- and lever-action rifles.  You can fire these in a self-loader, but you will  have to cycle the action by hand, and there is a possibility of fouling the gas port.

Loads I've actually tried

Let's take .30-30 Winchester.  Bullets that work in it will also work in a lot of others, and being a small-volume case you can use very small charges.  Here's a set of some I've tried, loaded left-to-right with 100-grain semi-wadcutter, 100-grain roundnose, 90-grain wadcutter

 These were loaded with 5.0 grains of Unique pistol powder.  SWC and roundnose fed from the magazine with no problem, the wadcutters had to be loaded by hand into the chamber.  My rifle doesn't care much for the roundnose, but shoots well with the other two, both with Bullseye and Unique.  I also tried it with the 115-grain spitzer, no gas check, and a X-Treme 123-grain plated

over 9.0 of Unique.  The spitzer having a pointed nose, you cannot feed from a tube magazine; yes, recoil is very low, but it's just not a good idea to have even a relatively soft lead point resting on the primer of the cartridge ahead of it.  You could load one in the chamber and one in the magazine, but that's it. The 123-grain has a flat nose, so no problem there.

Recoil with the 2.7 Bullseye is almost not there, roughly like a .22 Magnum in a rifle.  It's louder than that, but MUCH quieter than a standard load.  the 9.0 Unique load is more powerful, and louder.  Either one you will have to adjust the sights, because will hit lower- much lower with the lighter charges- than a standard load.  In the case of the .30-30, it's currently sighted dead-on at 50 yards with standard gas-checked cast-bullet loads with a 150-grain bullet(~1600-1800fps); at 30 yards all these loads hit about 3" low and a touch right.  I can't give actual velocity as I've not been able to set up the Chrony and check them as yet.  I'll add that, in my rifle, the wadcutters had to be sized to .311" for them to work; larger diameter expands the neck of the cartridge case enough that they won't chamber.

Larger volume case, so with the same bullets used 3.2 grains of Bullseye, with about the same results: my rifle(a Springfield 1903-A3) likes the semi-wadcutter, is ok with the wadcutter, likes the 115-grain spitzer, and does not like the roundnose.  Recoil really isn't there; you hear 'bang' and feel it shift a touch.

7.62x54r and .303 Brit
Haven't tried these much as yet, so I'll just note that they do shoot the .32-caliber bullets with no problem.  More on these later when I've actually got results to report.
Left to right, .303 Brit, .30-06, 30-30.  All with the 90-grain wadcutter, the first two with 3.2 grains Bullseye.

It's outside the subject of this, but yes, you can use heavier charges to push the velocity up quite a bit.  You can also use light charges with heavier bullets, for low(relatively) velocity while still getting a lot of thump on the target end..

An alternative to cast bullets
There's one other thing you can do if you don't want to mess with casting or cast bullets: plated bullets, like these and these.  And Berry's makes a light .32 bullet designed for .32acp that should work for light practice loads.

The 123-grain bullets X-Treme makes for 7.62x39(shown in .30-30 above), also will work in 7.62x54r and .303.  And, I've also used  them with the light charges with good results in .30-30(9.0 Unique) and .30-06(10.0 Unique); should work as plinkers with ligher loads than that, I just haven't had time to try it as yet.

Reason you can use the plated in these light loads is that the thin copper plating on them is much softer than a standard jacket.  But they are a bit harder than cast, so if you take the loads down real low, be a good idea to, first times you try it, have a range rod handy and make damn sure that the bang equals a hole in the target.***

And that's my short take on this subject.  If you give it a try, pay attention to what you're doing and have fun.

*Read of one guy who loads a lot of these 'sneeze' loads who got a piece of brass rod and cut several pieces.  When he had a load that he'd use a lot of he'd mark one rod with the proper level and use that.

**Yes, I did describe them as 'rimless'.  Generally speaking a case in which the rim is the same diameter as the case body is called rimless.  A case in which the rim extends just slightly further out(like the .32 ACP pistol cartridge) is semi-rimmed.  .30-30 and .303 to name two, have a full rim.  And, just to complicate things, there are cartridges in which the rim is smaller than the body diamter, called rebated cartridges, like the .50 Beowolf.

***Some guys working up very light loads with heavier bullets reduce loads until a bullet sticks in the bore, use the range rod to drive it out, and up the charge a bit.  Personally, I do not want to do that.

First drink with the son, an Irishmans' memory

"I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first drink.

Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the house.

I got him a Guinness Stout. He didn't like it – so I drank it.

Then I got him an Old Style, he didn't like it either, so I drank it.

It was the same with the Coors and the Bud.

By the time we got down to the Irish whiskey I could hardly push the stroller back home."

'Not anti-war, just

on the other side'.  With far too many of them, that's it exactly.

Ever heard of the Treeby Chain Gun?  I hadn't.  Percussion repeater.

Well, Gillibrand proved what she is when the betrayed gun owners as soon as her ass was in that Senate seat; anybody expect better than this from her?
...Clearly Gillibrand’s definition of due process differs from that of, say, a typical civil libertarian.

In any case, FIRE’s Joe Cohn took a look at the bill. In 51 pages, it contains a mere two references to due process for the accused. Here’s Cohn: the bill “provides both students with notice of the charges and sufficient time to ‘meaningfully exercise the due process rights afforded to them under institutional policy.’” The phrase meaningfully exercise isn’t defined. This is what Senator Gillibrand thinks is a good deal for the accused.

Well, from the looks of this the reason for the 'problem' was Steven Lorenz and Brian DiBlassio going out of their way to MAKE a problem.  Assholes.

Dear Butthurt Illegal Aliens;
It triggers me to dislike you even more when you try to have my flag hidden away in my country.

You can't stand it?  Go the hell back to whatever country you came from.  And take your progressive supporters with you.

Sincerely, etc.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Mr. Prime Minister, have you ever heard the term 'Streisand Effect'?

You should look it up, you'll be horrified.
India's far-right Hindu Nationalist government headed by Narendra Modi has banned telecasting and viewing online of a BBC documentary on the 2012 Delhi rape which shocked the nation. The documentary consists interviews of the rapist Mukesh Singh, his lawyers and the victim's parents seems to expose the male dominant nature of Indian society. Indian government is now attempting to ban the documentary worldwide.
Snork... wheeze... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Fat chance, guy!

Vimeo won't let me embed it, unfortunately.  And I can't find it on Youtube; all kinds of other stuff on it, but not the documentary itself.

More on this bullshit here.

Personally, I think this a fine demonstration that
A: India should get rid of its idiotic "We can't allow the commoners to legally own arms" laws,
B: Which would allow women the self-defense ability to shoot rapists full of holes, and
C: if the rapist survives, he should have a meeting with Mr. Noose. 

Be it noted also, that the comments made by a bunch of these assholes violate Ms. Silversteins' beloved hate-speech laws, and is she working tirelessly to have them jailed for it?

Or doesn't she consider India one of the civilized countries that have obeyed the UN dictate to pass them?

And if she does think so, doesn't that make her guilty of hate speech for calling the place uncivilized?

Once again, someone from another bloody country tells us

that our 1st Amendment should actually mean 'except when your speech is hate speech, then you can go to jail for it.'
...The United Nations, the European Union, and the Council of Europe all require member countries to institute strong laws against hate speech. Every single human rights group in existence strongly supports hate speech laws and continually works to have them expanded. All countries now have laws against hate speech. 

All countries, that is, except for the United States.
And here we go.  Tell me, how much speech about damn near ANYTHING could be banned under this?
Civilized, human rights-based countries not only have laws against hate speech, but also laws against things like insults, Holocaust denial, voicing approval of terrorist attacks, indecent depictions of violence, disparaging the memory of deceased persons, the dissemination of offensive ideas, and other forms of speech that violate the basic human rights and human dignity of others.
INSULTS, for Gods' sake...  Gee, Silverstein, who gets to define all this?  Is saying "Hitler and Stalin were both murdering, torturing, racist socialist bastards" an insult, or does that get a pass(wouldn't surprise me if the Hitler part is ok, but stating facts about Stalin would be out of bounds)?

What many Americans don’t seem to understand is that failing to pass laws against hate speech not only violates fundamental human rights, but also explicitly violates international law. The US has signed and ratified the ICCPR and the ICERD and, as such, is required to implement sanctions on hate speech.
Bullshit; the treaties were signed, but the part about restricting speech were reserved, because THEY VIOLATE OUR CONSTITUTION AND RIGHTS.  Deal with it.

And this is priceless:
Like any intelligent and sensible person, I have always been a dedicated champion of freedom of speech, especially when it’s speech that many people do not want to hear. To quote Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
like all rights, it comes with many responsibilities and it must be used constructively. ...As any human rights lawyer can tell you, the human right to freedom of speech must be balanced against other human rights, such as the human rights to dignity, respect, and non-discrimination. Your rights end where the rights of others begin.

Screw you.  Your markers mean ANY speech that ANYONE finds somehow offensive can be banned.  Which is why we tell you to go piss up a rope.  Or take a long walk on a short dock.  And other ways of saying 'Piss off'.

And then we get to some of the usual stuff we've come to expect:
Thousands of people are killed each year because of the gun lobby’s propaganda manipulating public opinion against sensible gun bans,...
Defending one of the basic enumerated rights in the Constitution is hate speech and should be banned.
Oh, and Silverstein?  You just committed hate speech against people supporting the 2nd Amendment; what is your sentence?
There isn’t a single person in Europe, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else outside of America who thinks that there shouldn’t be ANY laws against hate speech, vilification, or incitement to hatred.
Really?  NOBODY else in the world believes unfettered speech is a good thing?
Just like freedom of speech doesn’t protect death threats, freedom of speech also doesn’t protect hateful, hurtful, or offensive speech.
A: As a defender of the 2nd Amendment and unfettered free speech, you offended me, bitch.  Hie thyself off to jail.
B: Once more: who gets to define 'hateful, hurtful, or offensive'?  You and the other nasty little nanny-state clowns?
Why does the Japanese far-right respect fundamental human rights more than American “liberals” do?
They LIKE the idea of being able to restrict speech; actual liberals don't.  Moron.
Just as freedom of speech does not protect the right to shout “fire!” in a crowded theater, it also should not protect the right to spout hatred and intolerance, to oppose human rights, to perpetuate toxic systems of privilege and oppression, or to argue against the common good.
A: You CAN shout that in a theater; if it's a false alarm, you can face penalties for it.
B: Again: WHO gets to define 'intolerance', 'hatred', 'toxic systems', and 'common good'?  You mean it to be done by bigots and control freaks like yourself; no, thank you.

And now we get to one of the real prizes in this totalitarian wish list:
One of the core aspects of human rights is that all rights and freedoms are gifts granted to us from the United Nations and from human rights law, and that all rights and freedoms must be balanced against other rights and freedoms. Freedoms need to be restricted or removed when they interfere with other freedoms. This is a principle that the United States completely fails to understand.
Let me put this in bold: FUCK YOU.  Our Constitution notes that rights such as free speech, the right to arms, the right to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure are OURS.  They damn well do NOT come from the Gods-damned UN, and if the UN wants to take them away, fight's on, bitch.  Especially when you want to shove this down our throats:
Freedom of speech exists so that citizens can have a civil, polite, constructive, and respectful conversation about ideas worth discussing – NOT so that privileged bigots can spew venomous hatred at the most vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. Under the guise of “freedom of speech,” America is giving a voice to people who should never be heard in the first place.
Back to
A: WHO decides if an idea is worth discussing?
B: WHO decides who's the delicate flowers of 'vulnerable and marginalized' who can't survive hearing something they don't like?
C: The big one: WHO decides whether an idea SHOULD BE HEARD OR NOT?
You?  The UN? 
Fuck You, one and all.

More reason to say that with flourishes:
Freedom of speech should never be a license to insult, offend, disrespect, oppose human rights, undermine progress, or incite hatred. Racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, climate change denial, vaccine denial, anti-feminism, cultural appropriation, xenophobia, ableism, anti-multiculturalism, transphobia, and all other forms of bigotry are not “thoughts” or “opinions.” They are crimes, and all civilized countries already treat them as such.
Someone says something you don't like?  Label it not a thought, but a crime.  With people like this tyrant wannabe doing the defining and deciding.  No, thank you.

The United Nations and human rights groups have stressed many times that these laws do not in any way interfere with the sacred right to freedom of speech.
Because anything they don't approve of is labeled 'Not speech, but a crime'. 

By the way, the idea of allowing the UN, an organization known for corruption, turning away from actual horrible crimes(like the massacre in Rwanda), excusing tyrants, excusing hatred of Jews, 'peacekeepers' running child brothels and other activities  the power to decide who can say what is horrifying.

Which is why we have some of those fine illustrations this idiot would put us in jail for displaying, such as

Well, most progressives are bigoted and/or racist idiots,

so them wanting a racist who actively worked to get rid of blacks and other 'bad' humans put on the $20 bill is not a surprise.

Stealing words from Michael Williamson:
One of these fucks had an article about how it was racist to fire blacks for tardiness or absenteeism because "Africans have a different sense of time."
Well, if my employee actually came from Africa, and not from the parts that have been run by Europeans for 400 years, that might be a consideration.
But stripped of the PhD niceties, his comment came down to "Darkies can't be expected to show up on time," and I'd be racist for doing so.
Virtually all "liberals" who complain about prejudice and bigotry are projecting.