Saturday, May 19, 2012
For the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda, “the opportunity should not be wasted; it would fill government deficit holes, but should be channeled to fighting poverty, reversing growing inequality, and compensating those whose lives have been devastated by the enduring global economic crisis.”
“When the financial sector fails to pay its share, the rest of society must pick up the bill,” she said. “It is high-time that governments re-examine the basic redistributive role of taxation to ensure that wealthier individuals and the financial sector contribute their fair share of the tax burden.”
Uh, listen you sticky-fingered twit, taxes are supposed to be used to pay for government services, which do NOT(except in your socialist worldview) include 'redistributing' income.
I will give the aliens a certain amount of "Let's try again" if the first thing they melt is UN headquarters. But only if this clown is among the parasites on-site at the time.
I need more padding on my ass. Or a way to numb it.
Get a pair of earplugs and tape them in the trunk so they can't be forgotten.
Find some kind of wipe for cleaning the faceshield; on the way home, cloudy and toward evening, I got enough bugs on it to feed a lizard.
Find a throttle-lock that'll work on my bike; the Crampbuster helps, but would be nice to be able to completely relax, and work, my right hand a bit at times.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Yes, but then she wouldn't get to bitch about guys looking at them.
At Med-Fair, where I found my nice bone buttons, they had a collection of the "My eyes are up there" variety. I told them they needed one that says "Stop pushing them up, and I'll stop looking"
The United States symbolises the worst ideologies in the world: growth and freedom.
...In this time and this part of the World we are headlessly hanging on democracy and the parliamentary system, even though these are the most mindless and desperate experiments of mankind. In democratic coutries the destruction of nature and sum of ecological disasters has accumulated most. Our only hope lies in strong central government and uncompromising control of the individual citizen.
A short digression: Listen, you tyrant-minded little fuckwit, the worst destruction of nature and sum of ecological disasters has happened in the kind of People's Republic you want running things(Chernobyl ring a bell?). Take your desire for Dark Lord-level power over everyone else, fold it to eight corners and shove it up your ass.
Back to the idiot in question and every watermelon like him, take due note of the systems he wants to run the world:
We will have to learn from the history of revolutionary movements — the national socialists, the Finnish Stalinists, from the many stages of the Russian revolution, from the methods of the Red Brigades — and forget our narcissistic selves.
Hey, Linkola: No. Hell no. And, like the man says, if you truly think most of the people on earth need to die then you can make an example of your self, and FOAD.
Never forget, there are a bunch of enviroweenies who like what this bastard says, and would love to have the power to force it on us. Another good reason to treasure the 2nd Amendment.
“I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little more seriously,” Jones said, implying much of the carelessness over Operation Fast and Furious came because many of the victims are Hispanics from Mexico.
“I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all life the same,” Jones added.
My, my, is he calling Holder a racist? Or all the people defending him? Really?
“I don’t know the details of the program [Fast and Furious] or what the Attorney General, Eric Holder, has done or not done,” Jones said. “I do know that we need to declare some kind of an emergency, and really look at the situation down there and figure out what is going on, and do better.”
Does this count as 'Never let a crisis go to waste'? And just what kind of 'emergency' would Jones like to see declared, one that suspends the 2nd?
Barring some really huge change of mind by Jones, I wouldn't trust a word he speaks, so the question of 'what does he think to gain by this?' is open,.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Awright, who's been playing with their chemistry set?
Not long after I got my current bike, I decided to get this air filter for it; cost a little more than the factory, but even getting the cleaning kit wasn't much more. And this one you can clean and use again; pays for itself real quick. Which is part of what I did today, along with cleaning, lubing and adjusting the chain.
Such interesting thought processes at CSGV...
Really? Martin seemed to have been imbibing illegal substances? Whoda thunk such a thing?
Situational Awareness: it is your friend, especially with garbage like this happening(any bets as to the dirtbags saying something like "Justice for Trayvon!" after the murder?).
Well, YEAH, they're upset about that crap.
This video... this is a sick, sick culture.
Expert or not, you can't make a mistake with some critters. Usually you only get one, this guy was lucky.
Be sure to follow the rules...
Not just Reverend Wright, but this stunning new revelation that a close friend of Obama's -- and Michelle's benefactor in Chicago -- offered Wright $150,000 to remain silent in 2008.
Obviously this is newsworthy and relevant.
Which you can guess from the coordinated freak-out.
A Super-Pac is proposing a $10 million ad campaign highlighting the relationship between Obama and Wright.
So All The President's Men are trying to pressure Romney to disown the attack and stop it.
During the last Presidential election, KTOK had an interview one morning with the heads of the state Stupid Party and Evil Party. The SP guy pointed out that Obama had a lot of questionable past actions and past/current friends, including Wright; the EP guy blew a gasket. He did everything but openly call the SP guy a racist for daring to bring this up(which is why I've ignored the EP bastard ever since). Now a bunch of people aren't willing to give Wright a pass and can't be prevented from talking about it. And the EP clowns and their buttkissers in the major media really don't like it.
Why is Californicated so, ah, fornicated? Among other things
The Milken Institute says operating a business in California costs 23 percent more than the national average. Permitting is expensive and time consuming; restaurant permits available in other states within a couple of months can take 2 years. On his blog, Vranich says a company leaving the city of Los Angeles for another state can save up to 40 percent.
Put flatly, a company that's able to move can't afford not to.
I can't remember who it was, a couple of years back posted that the company he works for had a big warehouse in CA; then the state enacted a 'inventory tax' that would've taxed anything in the warehouse for more than 'x' days. Would've cost a fortune, so the company built a new warehouse in Nevada(something like a 15-mile distance) and moved it all there. Short enough distance that most of the staff were able to keep working there, and it saved the company a bleeping fortune. And cost Californicated all the other taxes and fees they'd been paying.
Well, if you had to associate daily with Biden, wouldn't you want a muzzle for him?
I guess this would count as 'under the radar', don't you think?
Family members do not always take appropriate action to unload, secure, or remove firearms in the home. These actions should be taken regardless of the severity of dementia or whether your loved one is suffering from a behavioral problem or depression.
Your family member, who served his country and was trusted with automatic weapons, grenades, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, can’t be trusted with firearms, regardless of whether your loved one is having issues or not.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Either I picked the wrong shop, or bicycles have gone WAY the hell up. The least expensive I saw there was close to $500, there were a lot over $1k, and a few over $3k. Some of those cost more than my first truck and my last motorcycle.
I think I'll look at other shops a bit.
Few days back got a request from the folks at Ammoforsale.com: would I be willing to test some ammo and post a review? After a moment of "Free ammo! My opinion is desired!! Yeah!" I replied that I would indeed be willing to do such.
The ammo arrived today, .45acp of course:
One 20-round box each of Magtech Guardian Gold 185-grain +P, Remington Golden Saber 185-grain, Speer Gold Dot 230-grain, Hornady 230-grain XTP +P, and Winchester PDX1 230-grain.
As I want pictures
Hell with details, I've got ammo to shoot!
Attn FCC: Ammo for Sale provided this ammo to shoot; they aren't paying me and did not ask for a fluff piece, so piss off.
State Rep. Kathy Webb is seeking to have Arkansas declare a state of emergency due to people failing to scrape grease from their dishes or trap the grease in special grease collectors before washing the dishes in dishwashers or the kitchen sink.
Webb has submitted Interim Study Proposal 2011-201, an act “to declare an emergency” over the alleged crisis. Frying hamburgers is now The People’s Business of the Highest Order.
As they say, 'Guess which party she belongs to?"
"About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn't listen to us, they wouldn't take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating."
The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is colorblind. Other officials elsewhere have said similar things.
What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettos launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over.
It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated — even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.
Trying to keep the lid on is understandable. But a lot of pressure can build up under that lid. If and when that pressure leads to an explosion of white backlash, things could be a lot worse than if the truth had come out earlier, and steps taken by both black and white leaders to deal with the hoodlums and with those who inflame the hoodlums.
Are we supposed to believe our 'he's doing an exemplary job' AG Holder isn't involved in this(in between lying to Congress and covering-up on Gunwalker, that is)?
Slide as was:
I tried something before going drastic, did some careful file work to give the back of the blade more of a square profile and painted it; still just too small. So back to the vise(padded, of course) and file. Slide with front sight filed flush:
Then used a prick punch to very carefully mark the center of the former front sight, to give the drill a solid place to start. And if you don't think starting that bit down was nervous time... Hole successfully drilled, time to tap the hole. I mentioned using the drill press for this, here's the setup:
I'd centered the spot to drill and then clamped the vise down so it couldn't shift, so just opened the chuck enough to remove the bit and insert the tap. Then, after a good dollop of cutting oil was applied, run the tap down to contact and then turn the chuck by hand, using just enough downward pressure to let the tap feed itself in as it cut. The press makes sure the tap starts and stays straight. Turn forward a bit, then back to clear chips, repeat until done.
Hole threaded, flush it out to get rid of any chips, clean up any burrs on the edges, then start fitting the sight. Had to(very carefully) lock the sight upside-down in a vise and file a small amount off the bottom to get the sight to turn far enough to line up; when done, clean the shank and hole, apply threadlocker and install.
That sucker glows very nicely in dim light. Yes, it'll probably throw the shots low compared to the original, but I'm going to try it out thoroughly to make sure the sight will stay solid before I start on a rear sight. As mentioned in the original post, if it doesn't, I'll dovetail the slide and install the new sights that way.
Dammit. I was going to recommend this tool if you do much tapping, but it's been discontinued. Dammit again. I'm having one of those "Why didn't I buy one back when?" moments.
Update: can't find the place/post that had the sight mod I remembered, but did find this; I'm going to have to find out what sights they used, they're perfect for this
A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture” of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
I wish I could come up with lines like this:
And don't get me started about how every Sayeret Matkal troopie supposedly has his micro-Tavor bullpup (which is the best gun ever, of course,) fruited up with cheap-ass plastic Mako accessories like a third-grade schoolgirl's notebook with My Little Pony stickers.
Does it count as 'narcissist' or just 'arrogant fool' to do something like this?
"Join the TSA and screw with people who still have more balls than you ever will!"
Another fine case of Dance, Monkey! And shut the hell up otherwise. Or we'll sic Jennifer on you.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
After being injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Lt. Augustine Kim spent the night in a D.C. jail for possessing unregistered guns.
Mr. Kim was transporting his firearms from his parents’ house in New Jersey to South Carolina when he stopped at Walter Reed in Washington for a medical appointment in the summer of 2010.
After being pulled over, handcuffed, arrested, thrown in jail overnight, his guns were confiscated by the city.
In the end, the platoon leader felt forced to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge, which was later dismissed, but the District still refuses to return to him $10,000 worth of firearms and parts. The national guardsman will deploy to Kosovo this summer. The city should return his property before he leaves to serve our nation overseas for the third time.
Add in the city officials who damn well could call the CoP and say "Give him his stuff back" but won't, and the whole damned city government should be thrown into the sea.
But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain. …
The double-agent hadn’t been recruited and placed by the CIA, but by British intelligence, who also managed the operation. In fact, the Americans had only recently been made aware of the joint British-Saudi effort.
The leaks about the operation from the American side have infuriated British intelligence officials, who had hoped to continue the operation. The leaks not only scuttled the mission but put the life of the asset in jeopardy. Even CIA officials, joining their MI5 and MI6 counterparts, were describing the leaks as “despicable,” attributing them to the Obama administration.
Now to work on changing the "You can't be trusted to carry in city and state buildings" crap in current law.
...This blog is full of screen captures of CSGV and its cronies advocating in sometimes less than crafty language for police raids, illegal executions, forceful internments into mental institutions and the disolution of families in the name of Gun Control. We are used to that, nothing new there. But directly advocating the righteousness of piling people in concentration camps without due process and because of religious or ethnic differences according to some court’s “decision” is beyond the pale.
CSGV accuses us of being Insurrectionist because I oppose Gun Control and the measures they intend to use against us. I plea guilty.
Monday, May 14, 2012
But Issa — like Captain Ahab in his sinking ship — continues to go farther out, beyond the limits of rigorous oversight. He is now in uncharted waters where Democrats are charging that Issa, lacking evidence of wrongdoing, is hauling on board rumors and innuendo in a purely political attempt to defame Holder and hurt the president.
The most influential civil rights group in Washington, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, charged in a May 7 letter to Issa that he is pursuing “a rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the Attorney General.”
The letter continued: “The development is particularly disturbing because of the exemplary job the Attorney General has done in enforcing the nation’s civil rights.”
Let's see... Holder has basically wiped his ass with a subpoena, has flatly lied in sworn testimony, is trying real hard to cover up what he's done in Gunwalker, but Issa is 'intending to create a stain'? I'd say Holder's already done that. And is busy spreading it around.
As to the 'exemplary job'... the mind boggles at the mindset that can see the crap Holder has done in that way. Or be so dishonest as to describe it that way.
Speaking of Gunwalker and ATF(an agency under Holder, let's not forget), how 'bout this?
For all of this, the 34-year-old Jackson would be just another habitual criminal except for one startling fact: He was working the entire time as a paid informant for the Seattle office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.—Seattle Times
And another borrow from Sipsey Street:
With a bit of hyperbole, Newswmax reports that Dem support for the principal Gunwalker at DOJ is "collapsing" when maybe it is just cracking the facade a bit.
David Codrea, however, draws our attention to this Politico story entitled "GOP leaders go slow on Eric Holder contempt vote."
I seem to recall my being vilified for running stories early on that Boehner and his GOP "leadership" were trying to help the Gunwalker Conspiracy by roadblocking the investigation. They denied it then. Now, they are hiding.
Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt? Not so fast, says House Republican leadership.Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California have decided to slow Rep. Darrell Issa’s drive to hold the attorney general in contempt over the controversial Fast and Furious program, a move that could infuriate conservatives who have been calling for Holder’s resignation.The delay could be a month or even longer, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with the issue.Some within House GOP leadership circles would like Issa to abandon his plan for a committee and floor vote, which was sparked by a 64-page memo last week, which laid out the case for contempt.They fear negative political fallout from citing the U.S. attorney general with contempt of Congress in an election year.House GOP leaders are remaining mum on their plans. On Wednesday, Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy met privately — without any staff present — to discuss how to handle what many House Republicans complain is a glacially slow investigation into the scandal, according to several sources with knowledge of the meeting. . .Republican leaders are pushing Issa to do more committee work and to build bipartisan support for the contempt resolution before they let it come to the floor for a vote.But Republican leadership’s resistance to a contempt vote is a major development in the Fast and Furious scandal and one that risks the wrath of the conservative movement. The botched federal program has become a cause célèbre for conservatives, who cite it as an example of what they consider a corrupt and reckless government. . .Yet despite the detailed committee memo and more than a year of hearings, GOP leaders still don’t think the case is “rock solid,” according to an aide.The three top House Republicans are worried about both the legal and political implications of the move, especially six months before what is already expected to be a razor-close election. And now, committee sources say they’ll have to wait at least another month — or even longer — before the panel even brings up the contempt measure. . .Boehner declined to comment to a reporter in the Capitol on Wednesday. Cantor, who is responsible for committee chairs, told POLITICO to “stay tuned.” A Cantor spokesman said he was unavailable for an interview Wednesday, and his staff has permanently canceled the majority leader’s weekly pen and pad. McCarthy’s office also declined an interview request.The committee didn’t predict the situation to play out this way. Earlier this week, members of Issa’s investigatory panel were hoping to vote next week to hold the attorney general in contempt for not sending requested information to Capitol Hill.
So, that's that. So much for the denials. So much for the denigration of my sources and my stories. They were right all along. The question is, WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO DO ABOUT IT?
These traitors to their Constitutional oaths have taken their decision -- from politics or blackmail, who is to say -- and now they are hiding from it. The least we can do is smoke them out -- burn up their switchboards, fax machines, overload their emails, Facebooks, and Twitters. There are a whole bunch of so-called "conservative" commentators out there. Are they going to let this pass without comment? These are political creatures who live in front of the camera. New media journalists ought to be grilling them every time on why they are protecting the Obama administration's law-breaking. And YOU can help this process along by asking every one of our so-called friends why they aren't frying these traitorous bastards in the court of public opinion. If you don't fight the cover-up, you are part of it.Personal opinion: Boehner needs to be kicked out of that position, and also out of Congress; so do Cantor every other weenie in the Stupid Party 'leadership' that doesn't have the balls or integrity(or both) to do their damned job.
“I'm going to be signing that bill,” Fallin announced to 1,400 delegates at the Oklahoma Republican State Convention, drawing cheers and applause. “I've been waiting a long time.”
If he'll stop acting like he wants to eat the cats, he may be let out of durance vile and allowed better circumstances
Link fixed. As in actually there now
All of this demolished Chinese living conditions. In a pre-1937 survey of 2,727 households spread around 136 different areas of China, the average food consumption of each adult male was 3,795 calories. In 1956, official sources reported the daily individual food consumption as less than 2,400 calories--an astounding 37 percent drop. In 1957, according to official statistics, rice production was 82,000,000 tons. This reduced to 340 grams (12 ounces) per person per day; and considering the better rations of officials, soldiers, and agents, the ordinary person got less than 320 grams, as refugees reported, or under half the normal daily calories needed. Although there were nearly 150,000,000 fewer people in 1936, the rice production then was about the same as in 1957. Predictably, in 1956 and 1957 there was famine in certain districts.
Then there were the many the Party murdered during this collectivization period. As best we can estimate, the collectivization and the "Great Leap Forward," as well as the campaigns against "rightists," probable cost about an additional 5,550,000 Chinese lives.
But all this was part of the buildup to the worst famine in world history. According to the demographer John Aird in an U.S. Bureau of the Census study, during the late 1950s and early 1960s possibly as many as 40,000,000 people starved to death. However, the demographer Ansley Coale, using official Chinese data and adjusting for underreporting of vital statistics, concluded that 27,000,000 died, which is more in line with other estimates. This massive death toll is as though every person in Texas and Virginia in 1999 starved to death.
This famine was largely the result of failed communist policies and the grandest, most ambitious, most destructive social engineering project ever: the total communization and nationalization of an agriculture system involving over half-a-billion human beings and its reduction to military-like central planning and administration, and the vast and hurried "Great Leap Forward."
Note that the film To Live, which Markadelphia says covers the 'horrors of communism', seems to soft-pedal things an awful lot; you surprised? I'm not.
And yeah, Happy Blogiversary, Kevin
Added: a little further down he notes something from Correia that sums it up nicely:
You bitch about America at the protests, where our police handle you with kid gloves. You pose like little anarchist douchebags in your Guy Fawkes masks (my GOD! These people are ignorant of history!) throw bricks at the cops and destroy other people’s property, and then scream and cry about your civil rights being violated, all while demanding to be more like other countries that would just machinegun you in the streets and be done with it.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Also from the BBC:
During a recent interview (full transcript) for a University of Oxford project, BBC director general Mark Thompson provided the most in-depth admission yet of the BBC’s double standards with respect to faith. Christianity, he explained, receives less sensitive treatment because it is “a broad-shouldered religion, compared to religions which in the UK have a very close identity with ethnic minorities.” Specifically, Islam in Britain is “almost entirely a religion practiced by people who may already feel in other ways isolated, prejudiced against, and where they may well regard an attack on their religion as racism by other means.” Thus, when asked whether the BBC would run a Muhammad-mocking program on a par with the Jesus-ridiculing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which it aired over Christian protests in 2005, Thompson answered that it would not. Depictions of Islam’s prophet, he maintained, could have “the emotional force” of “grotesque child pornography” for Muslims.
Actual reason: cowardice
News anchor Peter Sissons, who left the BBC several years ago, echoed him in a book published in 2011: “Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
More links here
That's in Oz; in the People's Republic of New Jersey,
Four years ago, however, he had an accident and shot himself in the leg. When police responded they decided he was “a danger” and confiscated his firearms without a court order or any legal standing.
It has taken him four years of legal battles, but he’s finally won. This month a court ordered the Rockaway police to return Mr. Hopler’s gun collection saying that his disability did not eliminate his Constitutional rights as prescribed in the Second Amendment.
Note that: no warrant, no court order, the popo just decided to steal his property under color of law. And the higher authorities had no problem with that. I wonder of Gov. Christie gives a rats' ass?