Thursday, January 29, 2015

Why don't people trust the government, some agencies in particular?

Well, to start with, because they're full of crooked bastards like these.
Also contained in the narrative is the judge’s unequivocal opinion that Dobyns was not only clearly exonerated for the fire that destroyed his home – a smear intended to cast his character and motives into doubt – but that ATF officials knew he was innocent, and behaved in a manner that was “reprehensible” and actually “compounded the potential harm that might have befallen the Dobyns family." And testimony presented later in the opinion further revealed that reopening the arson case was discouraged by ATF’s Chief Counsel’s Office because it “would damage [the] civil case.”

Further reading confirms copies of the judgment were served to Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of Inspector General. Leaving the door open for further action, the opinion noted pending a final response from DOJ, “the court will reserve the question whether one or more of defendant’s attorneys acted in violation of the court’s rules and should be disciplined thereunder."
I'll believe it when he actually goes after the lying lawyers of DoJ, but it would be a real step forward for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

And there's this piece of work who never should've been working at DHS in the first place.  But we're supposed to trust DHS.

Why I despise these people so much:
On December 15 Breitbart News reported McAuliffe’s gun control proposals not only included limits on how often a gun could be purchased and a closure of the so-called “gun show loophole,” but new limits on the way gun show venders could advertise their products. The controls also would have allowed the state to revoke concealed carry permits for persons who were delinquent on child support.
Have any idea how many ways someone can wind up being declared 'delinquent on child support'?  They want any way possible to screw with as many people as possible, and they'll use ANYTHING they think will yank on peoples feelings to do it.

A warning from the events in Europe

Did you see the news last week about the terrorist cell operating in Belgium? They were preparing a terrorist attack in that country and were arrested just a few hours before the start of their attack. How were they going to do it? They had Belgian police uniforms, explosives, and rifles. The terrorists were going to dress as cops, bomb police stations and shoot citizens in the street.
Some 'What ifs' about such an event here, and things to watch for.  And a warning:
I have a friend who works on an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in one of the largest cities in the USA.  His unit has been investigating regular burglaries of dry cleaning businesses for years.  In these burglaries, the only items taken are police uniforms that officers have dropped off for cleaning.  This has been happening for almost 10 years and you don’t hear a thing about it in the media.  We’re ripe for an attack of this nature.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"We are Charlie!" my ass

An artwork depicting high-heeled shoes on Islamic prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition after a Muslim group warned of possible violence in the wake of the Paris attacks.

The French-Algerian artist, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, withdrew the work from an exhibition in a northern Paris suburb with a large Muslim population after an Islamic group told local authorities it could provoke “uncontrollable, irresponsible incidents.
Translation: "We are a bunch of uncontrollable, irresponsible children and cannot be held responsible for our actions!  We keel you!"

Write about how oppressive and vicious PC police have become, and they'll prove the point for you.

Attention Michael Moore and the other chickenshits:
When Gaith Mohammed, a young man in his twenties with a degree in accounting, went to see “American Sniper” during its opening week at Baghdad’s Mansour Mall, he says the theater was full and rowdy.

“Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming ‘F*ck, shoot him! He has an IED, don’t wait for permission!!’” Mohammed laughed, recounting the film’s many tense scenes when US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper, radios in for authorization to take out a potential threat in his crosshairs.
Jalal says the movie doesn’t strike him as racist or anti-Arab. He says he finds the main character appealing regardless of the fact that he’s an American soldier killing Iraqis during the US-led occupation of his home country. 

“He was a hero and he went through difficult training,” Jalal explained, saying Chris Kyle was just serving his country, a universal duty for all men. “Besides,” he shrugged, “it’s just a movie, and I like war movies. If they are true or not, whatever!”

If you need Garand fodder, Updated

Midway has some

Update: This being Midway I'm hoping they filtered out the bad stuff, do have this from a commenter:
 I have shot a crap ton of the POF .303 Brit. Y'all should know that this stuff is VERY VERY VERY VERY corrosive ( like battery acid , It uses Fulminate primers as dose EVERYTHING made by POF before 1980 ) It is also loaded with OLD formula Nitro powder and is most of 50 years old. I don't know about y'all but I like my 1500$ Garand more than that.---Ray P.S POF IS NOT BRITTISH. It is made in Islamabad Pak-E-Stan.
I've used some of the Paki .303 as well; yeah, you'd better do the full corrosive-primer cleaning with it.  Again, I'm hoping Midway actually tested the stuff, since they specifically say 'non-corrosive'.  So if you get some, keep an eye on things after shooting.

Range report

I've been trying out the X-Treme plated 123-grain 7.62 bullet in different cartridges as a light load.  Which brings up 'How many might they work in?'

By my caliper they run pretty consistently at .312"(random sample had by grabbing a handful out of a box and measuring them).  Nominal bore for both .303 British and 7.62x54r is .311", for 7.62x39 either .310 or .311"(the bore on my AR is .310), for .308/.30-30/.30-06, .308".  With a cast bullet it's not uncommon to use a bullet as much as three to four thousands above groove diameter(depends on the firearm), usually three is the upper.  That puts these right on/just above the usual line for use in a .308 bore, no problem for a .310 or .311.

And I have a Lee bullet sizing die for .311.  So, to work.

These loads were put together by me for my rifles.  That does NOT guarantee they'll work for you in yours.
Use at your own risk, and don't bitch at me if they don't work out for you.

For 7.62x54r and .303, I used these as-is.  For .30-30(going to try .308 and such later) I ran some through the sizer, and also loaded some with unsized bullets(only way to find out).  And, for .30-30 and 7.62x54r I tried out something else:
That's a cast semi-wadcutter intended for .32 Long, .32-20 and such.  RCBS says supposed to weigh 98 grains, these are very consistently between 101-102 grains.  Those for the .30-30 I sized some, for the rest I used them as-cast, lubed with Lee Liquid Alox.  Gallery loads, basically: looking for something low recoil and low noise for short-range plinking and practice.

I mentioned that EVERYBODY who had/could get some time off hit the range the other day; it was busy enough I didn't try to set up the Chrony, so no velocity readings as yet.  And nothing at 100 yards, as the 50-yard area was busy and the 100-yard area was bloody packed.  For most of this not a problem, as these are primarily intended as shorter-range practice loads.

First, the .30-30, using both plated and SWC bullets.  The plated gave very nice groups at 30 yards with 9.0 grains of Unique, for this I upped it to 10.0 grains*; for the SWC I stuck with 9.0.

Bad thing: at 50 yards there was a LOT of drop.  With full-power cast loads this rifle is about dead-on at 50,  with these light loads point of impact was about 13" blow point of aim.  I was using targets printed on 8.5x11" paper with the top of the lower one overlapping a bit, so shots at the top hit near the bottom of the paper on the lower target.
Good thing: groups like this
.30-30 with 123-grain plated

I shot two groups, one with sized and one with unsized bullets; identical results.  If anything, the unsized may have grouped a touch tighter.

.30-30 with cast SWC
That one off to the left was a called flyer.  Groups about the same, sized and unsized.

Recoil was just about nonexistent, especially with the SWC(little bit lighter and softer bullet).  Adjust the sights, and a kid could whack cans or clay pigeons all day long with these loads.  And it'd be cheap loads; the plated bullets run about $47 for a box of 500,  cast SWC- depending on brand and from where- from about ten bucks less to a few more.  Or you can pick up a mold and make your own.  And 9 grains of Unique per load means more than 700 loads from a pound of powder, 700 if you use ten with the plated.

On 7.62x54r I used the plated 123-grain and 15.0 grains of Alliant 2400.  The Standard Load in such cases with a 150-180 grain bullet is 16.0, this bullet being lighter I dropped a grain.  At 30 yards it'd grouped nicely, at 50 it did this
Ignore the hole with the X, and those low-right; I'll get to those in a minute.
I really want to try these at 100 yards.

Again, recoil out of a Mosin Nagant was pretty much not there, and would be even less with the SWC.

I don't have a target for the plated or SWC in .303.  Best I got was about 4" groups, which is lousy(see 'holes you should ignore' above).  Either I had a bad day with this one, or about 30 yards is the limit for accuracy with this load in this rifle.  I need to find another Enfield I can borrow to try them in.

That's the stuff I tried out with light loads yesterday.  Things to do:
Load some 7.62x54r with Unique and the SWC bullets.  And more of the plated to try at 100.
Load some more .303 and try it again to find out if just not suited for this rifle, or I screwed up.

I did try one other thing, this with a full-power load in 7.62x39 in the AR.  I'd read about some having success with .308 bullets, and I have some 130-grain Hornady softpoints, so loaded up a few over 25.0 grains H4198 to try.  This is only fifty yards, but still promising

And I put some groups of the 123-grain practice load downrange, ten rounds each in a couple of groups

I started pulling some off to the left in the last group, between the unaccustomed heat and general worn-down wearing on my concentration. 

So, add to the 'to do' list, load some more of the .308 bullets to try at 100.

One more note: I had thought of making a brass catcher for the AR.  Then, while son was home on leave, we went to a gun show that- surprisingly for those around here lately- was pretty good, and picked up one of these Caldwell units.  Works well.  I usually leave the bottom zipper open, so the empties drop on the bench or floor next to me.  I could wish the mesh had a bit higher melting point, as if a case gets caught in the bag it can stick a bit, always at the case mouth where the temp is highest.

*8-10 grains, a little digging showed, has been used in everything from .30-30 up in .30-caliber cartridges for loads like this.  Including using cast bullets and single buckshot seated in the case mouth.

**Depending on individual rifle, that means setting the sights to 400-550 yards puts it dead on at 100 yards.

I remember reading about the screams from the peace movement

when it was told that the Soviet Union was pushing money and advice into the movement.  There was proof, especially after the SU fell and the archives were open for a while, but a lot of people still deny it.  Well, the Russians are still at it:
A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
They want- they NEED- the price of oil back up high.  And the anti-fracking/anti-oil/anti-cheap energy clowns want to help them with that.

Smart Diplomacy!
The former vice chief of staff of the Army warned the Senate Armed Services Committee today that al-Qaeda has “grown fourfold in the last five years.”
“AQ and its affiliates exceeds Iran in beginning to dominate multiple countries,” retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane testified.

Using a term that the Obama administration now eschews, Keane called radical Islam “the major security challenge of our generation.”

And what is the State Department doing?  Playing footsie with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Of course.

And Zuckerberg demonstrates it's actually "I am Charlie(as long as it's convenient)!"

Hey, want an Stg-44?  You may be in luck.

Things like this are why anyone spouting "All cultures are equal!" should be dropped into this region so they can lecture the savages on that.
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has asked all families around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to circumcise their daughters or face severe punishment.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, has ordered the female genital mutilation of two million Iraqi girls to "distance them from debauchery and immorality".

The "fatwa" issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect four million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by video from Irbil.
Oh, I'm sorry, did my calling them savages upset someone?  If it did, screw you.

Thin Red Lines

Go read

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It being an incredibly nice day for late January,

I took the opportunity to hit the outdoor range.

Along with, as it turns out, something like 1/4 of the area population.

Got some things done, some things just no way to do with it that crowded.

Details to follow

Yeah, I can see a security concern; problem is, that's diluted

by the "We don't want people to know where speed traps are!".  And, as NYPD (unintentionally I think) demonstrated, a helluva lot of modern LE is little more than money-raising.

Scientist named Freeman Dyson had an exchange with a enviroweenie; did not go well for the weenie.  Short version:
Weenie: Since we all agree on x, y and z, then g HAS to be true.
Dyson: No, I do NOT agree on those three, therefore no it doesn't.
Weenie: But the consensus!
Dyson: doesn't mean squat.  Now go away.

Yeah, they really do hate our freedoms.  In part because it prevents them from being able to kill anyone who disagrees with them,

Sen. Harry Reid: hypocritical, vile, whining little shit.

Monday, January 26, 2015

That $15/hour minimum wage?

Yeah, about like we thought.
But a new analysis by Oregon's nonpartisan Legislative Revenue Office suggests the figure would be much smaller, at least for a hypothetical single parent with two children. The actual increase under a $15.10 minimum wage, once lost food stamps and tax refunds are taken into account, would be just $49 a month.

The report, requested by Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, illustrates the challenge of reconciling an increase in the minimum wage with government assistance programs. It shows that raising wages — without other changes — would offer little help or even hurt low-wage workers.
Look for the next "We have to save people!" to be along the lines of "We need to expand food stamps and such to people with higher wages to fix this!"  Which means more tax money needed, etc. ad "We're screwed".

On general principles, a report on islamic radicalization that Comrade Mayor and CAIR want to disappear, I want spread around.  Therefore, thanks to Weaponsman, we have the NYPD report: radicalization in the West(pdf).  Copy it, spread it around.  You'll annoy hell out of all the right people.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Just 'cause

Associate Prof. Ed Bridgeman is what they call an 'expert'.

God help the students.
Bridgeman says the AR-15 is the type of weapon that can do the most damage and be purchased legally in the U.S....
The AR-15 is known for its destruction, not accuracy, Bridgeman said.
"It's not a good sniper weapon but good for laying down a lot of fire down range," Bridgeman said.
and the brilliance of
"Put the magazine in, pull the charging hammer and you're ready to go,"  Bridgeman said.
What the HELL is a 'charging hammer', Bridgeman?

Borrowing from Mr. Williamsons' comment,
As an expert, can you explain the discrepancy and error? May I quote you as a source to update these articles?

Also, the AR10 and M1A seem to fire a .308 bullet that's twice as powerful as the .223, but at about the same rate. There are also several Remington hunting rifles that fire even more powerful .30-06s in semiauto.
Can you explain the discrepancy? For reference purposes, can you please furnish your credentials and professional education history in regards to rifles? Any military experience, shooting schools, or tactical courses would be appreciated.

And what more would we expect from the Holder DoJ and BATFE?

“[T]he court ... issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote. “[F]raud on the court consists of conduct: 1. On the part of an officer of the court; 2. That is directed to the ‘judicial machinery’ itself; 3. That is intentionally false, willfully blind to the truth, or is in reckless disregard for the truth; 4. That is positive averment or is concealment when one is under duty to disclose; 5. That deceives the court.”

Further detailed allegations, being investigated by this reporter and seemingly corroborated by the unsealed opinion, include Judge Allegra being contacted by Internal Affairs Investigator Christopher Trainor, a key witness in the Dobyns case, concerning his being threatened by a main government witness -- one the judge himself had raised perjury questions about -- and chillingly,also threatened by lead government attorneys. Trainor had reportedly earlier given the intimidation to ATF, which opened a criminal investigation, and then approached ATF and Department of Justice attorneys, both of whom allegedly refused to report the witness tampering allegations to the judge. It is further alleged Trainor was warned by the DOJ attorney that if he reported the witness to Judge Allegra, his career at ATF would suffer.
Read it all.  And try not to break things.

And this little part:
The judge then reportedly notified Attorney General Eric Holder, then-Deputy AG and (“Number Two” at Justice) James Cole, and the Office of Inspector General of DOJ attorney fraud against the court, and issued an order barring seven of the attorneys from filing any further legal documents in the Dobyns case. Although no direct connection has been established, it is noted that the timing of the judge’s notification appears contemporaneous with Cole’s resignation and Holder’s announced resignation.

 Gee, I wonder why...

Yeah, we can get along with these people. Sure.

Mr Badar said that would not be considered appropriate by Allah. He said Muslims should not accept or embrace the freedom of speech preached by the West and urged those present to reject it.
Well, Mr. Badar, you can kiss my ass.  And something as a proper followup is called for:

And in all-tolerant multi-culti Sweden, it's dangerous to be a Jew

Especially in some places.
Lindgren, walking with a hidden camera and microphone alongside, recorded every step. The report showed the reporter enduring verbal abuse by a man who called him a “Jewish s***” and told him to “leave.” Another person hit him and shouted “Satan Jew,” at him.

As they approached the the city’s neighborhoods with higher Muslim populations, the threats only increased. Some 20 percent of the 300,000 residents of Sweden’s third-largest city are Muslim, according to statistics.

“Then a whole gang came along to threaten the ‘Jewish’ reporter,” while occupants of neighboring homes shouted abuse at him. The broadcast caused a public storm in Sweden, with reactions by public figures, local Jewish organizations and international groups
Not many Jews left in the city, and most of them want to leave.  I don't blame them.

Oh, and it's because the poor immigrants want to do something about eeevillleee Israel, and since they're in Sweden they have to do it by attacking Jews there.  Yeah, that's a genius-level plan.

“I also heard from people who came in to my shop about how when they were traveling in Europe, their guides told them not to wear a kippa while walking around,” Koresh told The Times of Israel.
In Europe, in 2015.  No wonder more and more are moving to Israel.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Somewhat better now, therefore:

Couple of things found thanks to Uncle:
"We don't care if the law is actually enforced, we just want it there to threaten people with."

Stupid in Tennessee.  For public safety and money.  Probably mostly the latter.

And it gets even interestinger in New York:
Sheriff Lorey volunteered his county to participate in the state's already stumbling permit recertification program. As a result, some Fulton County handgun owners will receive "invitations" to go online and renew their permits under the new system—a process that's supposed to occur ever five years.

"I'm asking everyone that gets those invitations to throw them in the garbage because that is where they belong," says Lorey in the video below. "They go in the garbage because, for 100 years or more, ever since the inception of pistol permits, nobody has ever been required to renew them."

But what's to be gained by volunteering the county and then urging people to toss the applications?

"Let's have everybody's permit expire the same day and let 'em see what they're going to do with it."

A AR lower that will fit both AR-15 and AR-10 uppers.

More on the terrorists in France and the weapons involved.  Including this surprises-nobody-here bit:
In 2010, police in Belgium stated: "Counter to what you may have heard, it's not easy to get hold of a Kalashnikov." To prove them wrong, a reporter for Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure managed to do so in less than six hours.
Someone tell Howard Dean, maybe he'll start screaming again.

From the third-world shithole that is New Jersey.
And to anyone stupid enough to want to vote for Christie for President: stop breathing.

Those elongated skulls found in Peru?  Some DNA analysis has been done:
It had mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.
This should get interesting.

And in more "The science is NOT settled" news,
The ‘Petralona man’, or Archanthropus of Petralona, as it has since been called, was found to be 700,000 years old, making it the oldest human europeoid (presenting European traits) of that age ever discovered in Europe. Dr Poulianos’ research showed that the Petralona man evolved separately in Europe and was not an ancestor of a species that came out of Africa.

Dr. Spencer is unhappy with the current state of climate science.  And doesn't think much of most journalists, either.
What changed is the politics. And not just among the politicians. At AMS or AGU scientific conferences, political correctness and advocacy are now just as pervasive as as they have become in journalism school. Many (mostly older) scientists no longer participate and many have even resigned in protest.

Science as a methodology for getting closer to the truth has been all but abandoned. It is now just one more tool to achieve political ends.

Reports that 2014 was the “hottest” year on record feed the insatiable appetite the public has for definitive, alarming headlines. It doesn’t matter that even in the thermometer record, 2014 wasn’t the warmest within the margin of error. Who wants to bother with “margin of error”? Journalists went into journalism so they wouldn’t have to deal with such technical mumbo-jumbo. I said this six weeks ago, as did others, but no one cares unless a mainstream news source stumbles upon it and is objective enough to report it.

Personally, I lean toward "He doesn't give a damn,

and no longer worries about showing it."

For that matter, considering his past with Rev. Wright, he might not like the idea of seeming to stand on the side of Jews.

That's it for now, folks.  I'm sick to death of the news(Yemen completely fallen yet?), and need to load some ammo.  See you later.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Being of tired mind and stuffed-up head,

with enough body aches to discourage further inquiry, I shall now collapse in a chair for a few minutes to organize the information for the evening

Tam likes to commemorate today with

'You DO know who invented that, don't you?'

Stealing more of her words,
Someday the U.S. Army will have a hovertank with a frickin' laser beam for a main gun, and it will still have an M2HB on a pintle mount above the commander's hatch.

"It was all those evil Republicans and their capitalist friends!"

Well, sure, if you're lying your ass off.

And neglecting to mention the parts of, say, Waitress-Sandwich Dodd and Porky Frank.  And all their crooked friends.

Wonder if she goes by Cinnamon or Candy?

Yeah, the SJWs love this

One very notable pathology is a form of argument that, reduced to essence, runs like this: “Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…} confirms that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…}.” I’ve been presented with enough instances of this recently that I’ve decided that it needs a name. I call this general style of argument “kafkatrapping”, and the above the Model A kafkatrap. In this essay, I will show that the kafkatrap is a form of argument that is so fallacious and manipulative that those subjected to it are entitled to reject it based entirely on the form of the argument, without reference to whatever particular sin or thoughtcrime is being alleged. I will also attempt to show that kafkatrapping is so self-destructive to the causes that employ it that change activists should root it out of their own speech and thoughts.
Chances of them rooting it out?  Just about zero.

Much like the 'Free speech is properly policed and controlled speech' piece,

you really want this to be satire or trolling, but.  Very short version: "Equal treatment sucks, we need BETTER treatment!  Otherwise patriarchy wins!" 
Women who are being annoyed and oppressed by men are being the first to initiate physical confrontations often kicking and punching their male abusers, but a worrying trend is that men are fighting back or as some misogynist say ‘defending themselves’
Men who practice feminism have started to treat women with equality when it comes to fights and although there are many laws that punish a man for doing it they are still doing it.

But what worries feminist the most is the reaction on the internet, videos of women attacking men and then getting knocked out or ‘ass handed to them’ when the men fight back is being applauded and praised by a very large majority of internet users. One person whose attention this has caught is Catherine Cockburn the Toronto Womyns officer.
“It is just one of the by-products of living in a post-feminist society, if you are a woman and want to hit a man, make sure he is not a feminist because than he is more likely to treat you like an equal which will result in you being hit back.”

I can't decide whether to laugh my ass off at a fine demonstration of Unintended Consequences, or horrified at the level of stupid in this.

Jessica Valenti American blogger and feminist writer, known for having founded the feminist blog Feministing in 2004 claimed that the patriarchy is using equality to oppress women.
“Now we need a new wave of feminism to be more equal than men, I mean recently I saw this video on YouTube with over one million views and a way more likes than dislikes, at first I thought it was no big deal as the man was hiding in a store and defending himself from what I presumed from an aggressive man that was hitting him but then I saw it was a woman that was hitting him and I was terrified at how he violently abused her and literally threw her into a glass window shattering it or ‘defended himself’ as a rape apologist would put it as

Got that?  Now equality is supposed to mean "We can be violent to you, but you can't dare be violent back!  That's oppression and patriarchy and bad stuff!  We're supposed to be treated BETTER than you, THAT'S equality!"

Last piece I want to quote:
The African-American community since being liberated by women’s suffrage has had a serious case of fatherless families or matriarchy this has resulted in black men not being educated by a fatherly figure in chivalry and feminist ideals have had to fill in the gap.
Roll the many flavors of irony in this around, savor the idiocy involved.  They insisted fathers aren't important, they're disposable, but they're supposed  to somehow 'educate the boys in chivalry'.  A concept these feminists have displayed nothing but contempt for and rage at, but now they're unhappy because it's not there.

Of course, they ignore the fact that chivalry was a two-way street, a part for men AND women, because that doesn't fit their desires.  But now, as a one-way "Women can do anything without consequence" idea, they want it taught.  By the males they still insist really don't matter, except when they do, and that's only when and how we desire...

So why did Dick Gregory get away with a openly-committed crime in DC?

Blatant, and the kind that's put other people in jail?
The short version is that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department warned NBC News that it could not possess an actual high-capacity magazine, but NBC News went ahead and did it anyway. The MPD recommended a warrant for Gregory’s arrest, but that request was nixed by the D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan because — my paraphrase — Gregory was just too nice a guy and had no other criminal intent.
If I were someone jailed for possession of the same kind of mag, I'd be seeing if I could find a lawyer who wanted to go after the AG for this kind of selective prosecution.  "So, AG Nathan, you refused to issue a warrant for Mr. Gregory because he's too nice a guy and had no other criminal intent, but had no problem prosecuting my client, a nice guy/woman with (fill in exemplary background here)?"

Frigging disgusting, but what do we expect from people like Nathan in a shithole like DC?

The difference between our two camps

is that rape-culture skeptics are actually happy to see proof that violent crime of all kinds, including rape, is diminishing, while rape culturists are happiest when they see “proof” that the risk for rape is going up. Moral panic is oxygen to the rape-culture movement, a movement that seeks to demonize all men and victimize all women. And it is certainly easy to maintain an environment of moral panic when media, academics and high-level politicians succumb to the rape-culture myth.

Considering the past, anybody surprised?
Bill Clinton took repeated trips on the "Lolita Express"—the private passenger jet owned by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—with an actress in softcore porn movies whose name appears in Epstein's address book under an entry for "massages," according to flight logbooks obtained by Gawker and published today for the first time. The logs also show that Clinton shared more than a dozen flights with a woman who federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends and acted as a "potential co-conspirator" in his crimes.
You're looking at either turning a blind eye in order to stay in with a rich asshole, or being a participant; one's disgusting, the other's worse.

They caught the slimeball who SWATed the man in Sentinel

and damn near got people killed.
“Holly confessed that he used Horton’s name and called in the bomb threats to 911 because he was angry with Horton,” the affidavit claims. “Holly told OSBI agents that he used two separate non functioning phones so that the phones could not be traced back to him.”
I don't know what the charges will be but I hope as heavy as possible. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yeah, we really need another Holder

in the AG office.  Such ethical people Obama wants in there.

Would you trust ANY school with this kind of oversight and control over your kids lives?

SIG has a statement on the latest BATF bullshit.

Damn.  I think I'm with Correia, I want one.  For reasons.  Just have to find some gold or win a lottery first.

Well, of course they hate him.  He had more balls than they, actually cared about this country, and didn't make the proper PC noises.

Please note that lots of people who kiss Bill Clintons' ass are whining about someone possibly lying about something.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I have a confession to make

Last year, I became one of them; I wound up with a AR-15.

a Olympic Arms in 7.62x39.

Stop groaning; I'd heard the stories too, but a lot of digging was done beforehand(different story) that convinced me they'd fixed their problems.  As to why that cartridge?
I did NOT want to add another cartridge to the mix I already have.
7.62x39 is legal for deer.
I just didn't want a .223.
So there.

So, I started learning the cleaning drill(following Anarchangels' advice), and manual of arms, and finding some sights.  And stuff(Lord, all the STUFF you can stick on one...).  So I thought I'd go over some of the things I've learned the past while.  First, on the rifle itself.

I'd always heard the 'craps where it eats' stuff about how dirty they get from the direct impingement system, and how unreliable they are, etc.  Also, when going through stuff at Arfcom, the opinions on how much to lube go to... extremes.*  This is where Chris' post came in; simple and straightforward.  Sent it to son in Army to see what he thought, who pronounced "That's a LOT better than most of the crap you hear(partial blame on him for my getting this, he convinced me this might be a good rifle to have)."

Using both factory ammo and handloads, I've found it to be not very dirty at all.  As in "What's all the bitching about?"  Chris' advice has worked nicely, it's been both fast and easy to clean.

The exception has been steel-case ammo(yes, I tried some Wolf); that leaves a LOT more fouling in the action, thus taking more time and effort to clean, but not a lot; mostly more CLP on more cloth to get it all out.  
Why try it at all?  I just wanted to know if it would fire reliably, and how dirty it would be in comparison.

I don't think there's much argument that a good AR can be quite accurate.  In this cartridge, with good ammo, I've gotten 1" groups at 100 yards, and I'm looking forward to a chance to try it at longer distances.  That 1" is with all factory ammo I've tried and the handloads I've tried(Hornady softpoints and FMJ, some ZMAX, and H4198 for powder); seems remarkably unpicky about ammo, long as it functions it shoots pretty tight).

The exception was the Wolf: it all went bang, and ejected and fed, but accuracy was nowhere near that of the other stuff.  Something for emergency use only, your results may vary.  This stuff has always been minute-of-clay-pigeon from a SKS, I'll note.

The only problem I've had was due to magazines, not the rifle; the platform itself has just kept working(I'll cover the magazine problem below) with one exception: my hammer pin broke.  Unusual; as son put it "That hardly EVER happens!"  So a pair was ordered, both the hammer and trigger pins replaced, and the remaining one kept as a spare.  Yes, I'll be getting another when can; I like the idea of spares.

My only gripe there was the standard grip wasn't comfortable.  A horrible problem solved by putting on a Hogue.  No, I did not lose any springs or plungers in the process.  Not quite as easy to manipulate the safety with the bigger grip, but I like it anyway.

Everything else is good.  Yes the AR-10 receiver I saw with a bolt release on both sides was nice, but that's not an essential.

I paid a few dollars extra for the factory trigger job, and it's worth it: no creep and breaks clean.  You could lighten it further, but for a general-use rifle this is fine.

Yes, that heavy barrel definitely adds weight, and just for the hell of it I can see building an upper with a lightweight barrel, but since this is primarily a target/hunting rifle, not really a problem.

The possibilities are mind-boggling: irons, dots, scopes, mounts.  I wanted a red dot, and a set of irons for backup.  Choices, choices... and yes, money was a factor.**  This having a flat-top gas block, I'd need a front and rear for irons.

For the dot, I wound up using a Bushnell TRS-25.  Son had one he'd been using for a couple of years with no problems, and it overall has good reviews.  No, it's not a Aimpoint; but it can be had for less than a hundred bucks.  I stuck it on a UTG riser to get it high enough, and it's worked very well.  The sight's never shifted zero,  and is still on the original battery.  The riser, I couldn't ask more of.  It's solid, fits well, and I've taken the unit off and put it back on numerous times and it's always stayed zeroed.  It's a decent sight setup for a little under a hundred.

On iron sights
For the front I didn't want to risk melting a MagPul front sight, so looked around, and decided to try using a set of UTG irons(shut up, see 'money' and 'factor' above).  No, not as precise as MagPul or something similar, but as backup sights they work.  They've never shifted, and the front post doesn't wobble.  I'm not as accurate with them as with the Bushnell, but that could well be my eyes.

Later on, I wanted to try out a scope.  And yes, some people are going to scream when they read this: I'd picked up a spotting scope of the Hunter brand a couple of years back, and it's worked quite well.  So when I found a 1-4x in that brand, I decided to give it a try.  It's been on and off a few times, it's had a few hundred rounds fired under it, and no problems.  Run it from 1x to 4x, no shift in POI, and it's held zero.  No, the optics aren't as good as, say, a Trijicon Accupoint, but they're sharp and clear at a price I could afford.  So far, so good.

And, to compound my sin, I used a set of off-brand extra-tall rings.  They work.  And, interestingly, I could take the scope off and put it back on without zero shifting.  Inexpensive, but good.

As noted above, you can hang so much crap off an AR that it weighs more than a Thompson SMG with a hundred-round drum.  Loaded. 

I didn't want that, but I have done three things:
Primary Arms had the BAD levers on sale a while back, and I got one.  I like it.

Brownells had a sale on a couple of months back on stocks.  This rifle came with a A2 rifle-length stock, which I like.  And then this sale showed up, and I thought about it, and got the SOPMOD set: carbine extension tube, spring, buffer and stock.  I'd picked up a armorors wrench, and changing them out didn't take much.

Why?  Partly because "I want it!", partly because, if I get a chance to be terminally rude to Bambi in the future, sometimes it gets damn cold in the woods in November, and being able to adjust the stock length for coat and such seems like a good thing.

The small thing: I drilled and tapped the forend at the front for a sling swivel stud.

Couple of companies make AR mags with followers and- with standard-capacity mags- body curve designed for the more-tapered 7.62x39 cartridge.  I'd heard that you could load up to five rounds in a standard 5.56 mag and it'd work; it does(In a five-round 5.56 mag you can only fit three 7.62 cartridges unless you modify the spring, in case you're wondering). 

Speaking of, just to try it I picked up a couple of GI mags and cut them down to make a five and a ten-round magazine.  Getting it right to hold the floorplate in was a pain, but they worked.

Here's the big thing:
Yes, when I wrote about the loads developed with the X-Treme plated bullets I was writing about my rifle.  With them I'd occasionally have one of those flat noses hang up on the front of the magazine and not feed.  No big deal for practice ammo, but on  occasion something else happened: a round would hang up with the case mouth caught on that same spot.  And that happened with ball as well as the practice stuff.  Not good.  Little digging led to this video; apparently this is not an uncommon thing, probably because of the greater taper of the case causing the cartridges to move forward at a slightly different angle.  So I tried their fix: disassembled a magazine, use a dremel to cut that front lip down ~3/16", shaped a bevel on the inside, then used a flapsander wheel to smooth and polish it all.  It worked.

So I did the same mod to half the magazines I had, then loaded five rounds of the practice stuff in each and took them to the range next visit.  Why five?  I'd found if there was going to be a problem it would be in that first five, and if it'd work with the plated stuff, it'd work with ball or softpoints.

With breaks every couple of mags to keep the heat down I went through all of them without a single FTF.  I think that's problem solved.  Yes, it's a pain having to do it, at least it's not a almost-unfixable-type problem.

End result

After having the thing for most of a year, I've become fond of it.  It's accurate, reliable, easy to clean and easy to use, and if you've got the money and desire it's a friggin' Lego gun so far as modifying it.

As an aside, part of the reason for the AR-10 project idea was I had a chance to fire one in .308 one day.  I was impressed with how the design tamed-down the recoil of that cartridge.  Which brings me back to the upper I picked up with the idea of a build; putting together a lower is pretty standard, but for the cartridge... what to do, what to do...

*As in "Clean and lube, put it muzzle-down on newspaper overnight, if there are not oil stains on the paper in the morning you didn't use enough" on the wet side.  No.  I refuse to even consider this level of crap.

**Fact: any optic not of a name brand- preferably a higher-end- is a crapshoot. 
Fact: lots of people, picking up a ACOG or Leupold or such isn't really an option.  At least if they want to be able to buy ammo.
Fact: same for iron sights.  A GOOD name-brand set is wonderful; if you're getting a set as backup in case your optic breaks, and you're a door-kicker in hostile places, you buy the best you can find, or if you're just willing to scrape to pay for the quality, you do; if you're not(or can't), and just want a way to aim if your optic craps out, you're going to look at lower-cost.
Yes, I'm aware that tomorrow the scope might start wandering like that Pentax red-dot I tried years ago.  If it does, I'll have to deal with it.

Some more plated bullet test results

Under the heading of "Why hadn't I already done this?" was a comment that asked "How do these work in .303?"  Well, now I have an idea

X-Treme 7.62 plated bullet, 123 grains, over 15.0 of 2400 powder, fired from a #4Mk1.  This is definitely a 'Make some more for when can get to the outdoor range', so can try them at 50 and 100 yards from a solid rest.

First was low.   WAAAY low; using the large 300-yard aperture it hit below the bottom of the outer ring, so flipped up the ladder and cranked it to 500.  Which will probably, if past experience is any guide, put these pretty much on at 100.

And, in another test
.30-30 with same bullet over 9.0 grains Unique, bullet seated to an OAL of 2.58".  These hit low too, but in this case didn't want to screw with the sight, that'll wait till later.

When I can try them at the other range, I'll try to get chrono readings, too.


would be the headline if the media treated this the same way they treat other things.

Take due note of how many of these 'peace-loving' morons think the proper response to someone legally carrying a firearm is violent attack. 

But we're unstable, dangerous people.   Right.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So the excuse for using flash-bangs in 85% of raids

is a large service of warrants without gunfire; problem is, how much gunfire did you see before that when all you were getting is minor drug paraphernalia?

Real translation: "We've got these, and we like using them, so piss off."

Wonder just how many injuries, from hearing loss on up, they've caused with this crap?

On Holder cutting back on asset forfeiture, more on the holes in the announcement.  And an interesting bit of information:
...numerous news reports have found that drug cops patrolling the highways are more likely to pull over suspected drug couriers as they’re leaving major metropolitan areas than as they’re entering them. The reason is simple: As they enter, they’re more likely to be carrying drugs. As they’re leaving, they’re more likely to be carrying cash. Forfeiture provides an incentive for the police to wait until the drugs have been sold.
Real serving and protecting, huh?

Be it noted: Michael Moore is a lying, corrupt, hypocritical chickenshit who wants to slime people and then pretend he didn't.

And either his knowledge of history is crap, or he's pulling this out of his ass; Jesse James was shot by a sniper?  Really, asshole?

I think I first read the phrase "Jews are the canaries in the coal mine" from Joe Huffman; if I were a Jew in Europe right now, I'd be thinking real hard about getting out.  Israel or here, with here having a preference because unless you end up in one of the People's Republics it's easy to own arms.

And I'd want them.

Well, of course Democrats and media are crapping on her; she's not a Democrat or a leftist, so she barely counts as human, let alone female.

Hey, that retired general whacking on the M-16 family?  Seems there's a bit of interesting history on the guy; go take a look.

That's about all I'm going to mess with for now, as the health situation has moved to dry coughing, headache and other connected unpleasantness. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Never believe ANYTHING from the CSGV & Co.

Unless they say they're lying; THEN you can believe them.
OSBI says they have gone through phones at the home where they thought the bomb threat originated and found the phone calls did not come from that location.OSBI says the man who shot a Sentinel police chief will not be arrested at this time. Agents interviewed the man and believe he was unaware it was officers entering his home.
Not exactly 'Racist gun nut shoots black officer and gets away with it!', is it?

In the ER, expensive tattoos abound.  Piercing is ubiquitous.  Almost every adult and child has a smartphone, it seems.  All too many spend the duration of their ER visit glaring at the screen of said phone; barely looking up at the physician who is attempting to engage them in meaningful conversation about the reason they came for care.

Cigarettes populate purses and drug screens are notoriously positive for at least chronic narcotic pain medications, but often other substances, among them marijuana and amphetamines.

Dental care?  It is regularly ignored because, in the words of my patients, “I don’t have dental insurance.”  Guess what.  Neither do I, and I pay a lot for insurance.  Dental care has typically been a cash business. That’s why dentists, crafty guys and gals that they are, spend their time mucking around the human mouth.  Floss and toothpaste?  Seems a bit excessive compared to a nice new tattoo.

There is a problem with this

“I don’t see any justice in just sentencing someone to die…To me, the justice is in someone living with what they have done to you, your family, and having to live with that for the rest of their life knowing they will never walk out those bars.”
The piece of shit this was referring to was this man, who raped and murdered an 11-month-old child.  And the problem is that someone capable of that is very unlikely to have trouble 'living with what they've done to you'; more likely he'd spend his years in prison gaming parole boards to try to get out, using smuggled-in drugs, and raping new inmates.

Personally, I'm not going to lose any sleep over his assuming ambient temperature.

Apparently the Air Force really wants to dump the A-10

...USAF officers were being told by Post, "If anyone accuses me of this, I will deny it... Anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason."
That kind of threat, coming from a general officer... I think someone needs to have words with him.

'No boots on the ground(that we'll admit to).'
Unofficially a growing number of American troops in Iraq are fighting, either as part of SOCOM (Special Operations Command) actions or a growing number of air controller teams that are officially not in action (except occasionally with the Kurds) with Iraqi troops but increasingly are. The American government is obsessed with there being no American casualties in Iraq, especially in ground combat. Commanders are warned that their careers are on the line with this. In other words, commanders can put their troops in harm’s way, but if any of them are hurt there will be career consequences.
Sounds just like these bastards, doesn't it?  "You must use your troops, but if any of them get hurt it's YOUR fault!  WE have no responsibility for it."

Speaking of assholes, it appears they're in full screech mode about American Sniper; they flat hate anything that makes our troops look like the human beings they are instead of horrible murdering racists and such.  Including this kind of bullshit:
One member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body that awards the Oscars, said Kyle “seems like he may be a sociopath.” That voter admitted he hadn’t seen the movie, only read an article in The New Republic about it.
I have got to see this once I can sit through it without coughing fits.

"Nobody wants to take your guns, you wingnut!"

My ass, they don't.
An advisory panel charged with looking at public safety in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting agreed Friday to include in its final report a recommendation to ban the sale and possession of any gun that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading.
Let's see, just how many rifles, shotguns and handguns does that cover?  Don't forget that wording 'that CAN fire'; that means anything that ever in any way could be able to fire ten or more.  So if your shotgun can take an extension tube, say goodbye.  ANYTHING capable of holding a detachable magazine is gone.  Hell, there are antique revolvers that could be banned.

But the ignorant and the liars will keep insisting that 'Nobody wants to do that!'

Reminds me of someone here a few years back that had a column in a weekly paper who started a column with "Look, this is not about taking your guns, so stop worrying about that" and the second paragraph was "Except the assault weapons, THOSE have got to go!"

Covers the 'anti-muslim backlash' bullcrap pretty well

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want an anti-Muslim backlash, but in all of this talk of Islamophobia, it seems the most acute and relevant phobia is the fear our elites have of their own people. The rabble can’t be trusted to keep things in perspective. While the story was still unfolding in Paris, Steven Erlanger, the New York Times’s London bureau chief, was invited on Shep Smith’s show for a “phoner.” Erlanger couldn’t resist starting the interview by warning Fox about how “careful” it needs to be covering the story. The Eloi must be ever vigilant not to arouse the Morlocks, don’t you know. It was this sentiment that no doubt motivated the Times to edit its own reporting on the attack, removing any reference to the fact that one of the Charlie Hebdo attackers spared a woman’s life — and advised her she needed to convert to Islam. You can almost hear the editors saying, “Look, if we leave that in, the little people might get the impression this had something to do with Islam. We know it does, but we can handle that truth. The flyover people might miss the nuances.”