Saturday, October 20, 2012

A test

Ran across something a while back over at The High Road, a guy tried using engine paint on a .22 revolver to give it a good finish.  Which led to some questions and information.  So, along with something else(that story later) I'm giving something a try on a knife.

Specifically, a bayonet being cleaned up and painted with header paint.  Couple of people mentioned they'd had very good results with it on firearms, which made me wonder how it'd hold up on a blade.  So:

Bayonet after being sharpened and degreased

The stuff I picked up said to do a light coat, wait ten minutes, light coat, ten minutes, then a medium coat; can touch in 1 hour, handle in three.  Three hours later,
I looks very nice; practically a 'drinks light' matte black.  Shows a nice smooth surface.

This has to dry for one week, then be baked to fully cure(ceramic in the mix, and no, I don't know how this one works).  So in a week I'll bake it, then start using it for some things and see how the finish holds up.

Sounds like it's what CSGV considers heaven, doesn't it?

 Not only no legal handguns and highly-restricted long guns, but
That willingness was further undermined by a broad revision of criminal law in 1967 that altered the legal standard for self-defense. Now everything turns on what seems to be "reasonable" force against an assailant, considered after the fact. As Glanville Williams notes in his Textbook of Criminal Law, that requirement is "now stated in such mitigated terms as to cast doubt on whether it [self-defense] still forms part of the law."

 Yes, the article is from 2002; it still holds true for the poor bastards in Britain.  And it's just what the gun bigots want.

Well, communism is a religion for the idiots

so seeing the hammer & sickle in this isn't that surprising. 
So, since they seem so effing fond of socialism, the should have put a swastika in there.

Yes, I know, they don't like admitting the nazis were socialists; they don't like admitting the communists are the mass-murdering dirtbags they are, either.  So be honest and put it in.

Something nice to see in the tree

Clusters of pecans.  Got about two dozen so far, and there's lots more still in the hull in the tree.

I foresee cookies, maybe a pie, in the future

Friday, October 19, 2012

So along with 'Get killed or crippled, but don't wake up the locals' ROE,

we have absolute idiot PC-at-any-cost assholes in overall command of our military.
We didn’t have the German-American Bund approving how we taught our soldiers about Nazism during World War II. But Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are in effect giving that power to the Committee on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and other pressure groups when it comes to what and how our warfighters learn about Islamist terrorism. 
So even though JFSC administrators had vetted Dooley’s course and found nothing objectionable, Dempsey and Panetta told a press conference this May that it was “academically irresponsible” and ordered it suspended. 

A month later, Dempsey ordered Dooley fired “for cause” (knowing that as an officer in uniform he couldn’t publicly defend himself), and in August made sure his Officer Evaluation Report turned negative — a career-ender.

But that still isn’t enough. Now the critics want Dooley’s former students’ minds scrubbed of any lingering damage the course and its “encouragement of killing civilians” might have done to their view of Muslims.
Hey, Dempsey- excuse me, General "I'll do whatever it takes to get that next star" Dempsey:
Fuck you.
As I recall, you seem to have had no problem passing on the ROE that are getting our troops killed, and now you don't want them to even have training about the enemy.
Except PC training overseen by the enemy.
Fuck you twice, you chickenshit bastard.
I have no idea what your previous record is, and I really don't care, what you're doing now is disgusting.  How many of our troops are dead or crippled because of those ROE?

You and every other politician in uniform: long walk, short dock. 

Guess what the "We must save you from all threats" EPA

has been up to?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)has been sued in federal court for allegedly conducting illegal experiments on human beings

The case tests whether a government agency can violate the law and the most sacrosanct ethics of scientific research — and get away scot-free.

Boy, doesn't this make you feel good about the Department of Energy?

Current and former agents in the DOE’s Office of Special Operations (OSO), which is tasked with protecting the secretary and other senior officials, allege a stunning lapse in security guidelines and procedures intended to deal with a catastrophic situation, according to a recent letter sent to lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The agents’ letter exposes a dysfunctional security office marred by corruption.
From wasteful spending habits to agents consuming alcohol on the job, the security officers decry a culture of “mismanagement” and cronyism that has led at least 14 “highly qualified and experienced line agents” to quit their posts in protest over the past several years.
For the moment let us skip over why the DOE needs a 'special operations' unit to protect the fat ass of the Energy Secretary 'and other senior officials'(and just how much does having their own specops unit cost us?); for the moment I'd like to focus on one thing in particular:
No clear guidelines have been issued for the legal use of firearms by security agents, the letter states.
There has been a “failure to provide clarification of legal standing, scope of authority, or firearms policy by General Council despite frequent requests,” the whistleblowers claim.
So they've got armed federal agents and there is no training on the legal use of those arms?  That, personal opinion, is one of the more idiotic things I've heard in a while(and in an election year that's saying something).  The potential for being sued is enormous("So, Agent Smith, you did not know that you should not shoot Ms. James because she bumped into the secretary?  How could you NOT know that?  Oh.  So you had NO TRAINING, no official guidelines in the use of a lethal weapon?"  Insert sound of cash register chinging), and-more important- it's unprofessional as hell.

Now go read the rest of it.

About that 'non-existent' vote fraud problem,

The latest revelations that illegal votes may have given Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) his 312-vote margin of victory in his 2008 Senate race—out of the nearly 3 million votes cast—gives one pause. The fact that 243 people have already been convicted or are awaiting trial on voter fraud underscores a persistent concern that, despite their small share of the vote, ineligible ballots can actually swing results.
Know some people who insist that vote fraud is rare, and when it does happen it's only one or two votes.  This won't change their minds, maybe it'll get the attention of some who aren't ideologically bound to deny that it's a problem.

Across the pond, the Lancashire Police have some of the same farging idiots we do:
A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.

Colin Farmer, 61, was stunned by police following reports of a man walking through Chorley with a samurai sword.

Ch Supt Stuart Williams, of Lancashire Police, said the force had "deep regrets" and had "clearly put this man through a traumatic experience".
Ya think MAYBE?  But don't worry,
"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."
Howzabout "Remember,  a white cane is not the same thing as a BLOODY SWORD, YOU MORONS!"

If Obama wins reelection he will no doubt try to govern in his second term the exact same way he tried to govern in his first. And he will get the exact same results. In other words, if Obama wins reelection, we are definitely going over the fiscal cliff.
 Well, guy, I have to tell you that A: we already knew that, and B: we already know that.

Somebody starts that 'war on women' crap, send them this link from Hoyt.  One part:
It’s a poisonous myth.  It’s also a stupid one.  No one in their right mind would talk about “War on women” for instance.  Are you insane?  Why would normal men – yes, your husband, your brother, your son – want to make war on women?  And yes, that means you, your sister, your mother.  Hell, even my gay male friends like women and have mothers and women friends.  And yes, for those of you about to be stupid, even males on the opposite side in politics have all of those, and no, none of them hate women.  (Except perhaps the occasional pathological case.)

(If you bought that wanting to not pay for contraceptives out of the public purse and at the expense of other people’s religious conscience is a “War on women” you might want to inform yourself.  Not giving you something for free is NOT restricting access.  Otherwise, people are restricting your access to food, housing and entertainment.  Is that a war on humans?)
Well, to the morons it is...

That professional media we're supposed to trust:
CNN’s explanation of “why Obama got more time speak” is an admission that Crowley intentionally gave Obama extra time because she thought he hadn’t said enough. It’s also an admission that it doesn’t know whether, objectively, Romney said more than Obama in the same amount of time. CNN hadn’t done a word count when it made the claim, and Crowley certainly hadn’t performed one when she gave Obama more time than Romney.

Crowley was, however, watching the time, as she told the candidates several times. As the CNN memo confirms, she wanted to give Obama more time than Romney.

Idiot laws about guns and ammunition: what politicians do instead of something.

Damn.  That'd be a good class to take, and it's right up the turnpike.  Ah, for a pile of free cash.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

About that exploding toilet,

that reminded me of a non-mechanical boomy failure:
Few years before left the agency I worked for, it was decided that everyone had to attend a class on terrorism: things to watch for, people to notice, that kind of thing.  Of course it included a session on bombs, and one of the subjects brought up was that a lot of common stuff, properly combined, can make an explosive.*

Or improperly.

The guy teaching that part insisted on pulling a lady up front to describe her personal chemistry experiment in the bathroom.  Seems the holidays were approaching, she had family coming and wanted the house spotless, including the toilet(yeah, you probably see where this is going).  So she started with toilet cleaner, added some bleach, added some other stuff, and was shaking some Comet in just prior to scrubbing.  She thought the vapor was dust from the Comet.

When she came to, she was kind of mashed into the wall, the toilet bowl was mostly gone, the family was scared to death and the ambulance was on the way.

Whatever brew of cleaners she put together, the different elements Did Not Play Well Together.  Which led to a couple of days in a hospital, a new toilet and a refurbished bathroom.

Not connected with above, the day I hit the range with Jennifer, Evyl and Weebot, some video was taken of one of the test shots
Came out pretty well

*Wish I'd been online then, and had known about Huffman.

Oh, sweet deity...

It hurts...

Medical update on the Dutchman

over here.

What the PC crowd would very much like to see here

Wear a shirt that upsets someone?  Post some really stupid 'jokes' on Facebook?  Go to jail.
From further down in the article:
The politician who brought the case against him said his crime was to express views that are “not acceptable to the overwhelming majority of local people.”
And for that you should go to jail... (formerly Great)Britain, indeed.
Now, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the body responsible for prosecuting crimes in England and Wales, is holding a series of meetings to clarify the law on tweetcrimes and FB misdemeanors, and to decide when it is legit, and when it isn’t, to bring criminal charges for trolling or inflammatory speech online.
Tweetcrimes, for Deity's sake!  Do these people have no sense of what idiots they are?

Added: further wussiness from (fG)Britain.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What's in YOUR bathroom?

Hopefully, not one of these.

Two things about Obama's performance last night

Rather, two of the things he said(bold mine):
 First on his 'get rid of automatic weapons' and 'get into the communities lines,

Kindly keep in mind the only power–the only power–the government has is the power of coercion. Ultimately, people do what the government tells them because otherwise the government puts them in jail (or fines them. Or makes their lives living h*ll). Now consider that sentence again “We’re going to coerce faith organizations to tell us things possibly told them in confidence and we’re going to coerce local law enforcement into working with us so we can stop violence ‘on the streets.’”  Um… mkay.  Because those groups aren’t trying to stop violence?  Or because everything goes better with government?
Of course it does; that's an unquestionable truth in his mind.
The other:
“But part of it is also going deeper and seeing if we can get into these communities and making sure we catch violent impulses before they occur.”
Keep in mind this is spoken by the leader of what was once quaintly called the free world.  He wants to go “deeper” in the “communities” and catch “violent impulses” BEFORE they occur.
Big Brother is watching you and he’s read Minority Report.  I can’t even begin to guess how he thinks this could be accomplished, barring mind-readers, and I hope he’s not talking about mind-readers.
One of the dreams of tyrants: to actually know what the subjects are thinking; makes it so much harder to do anything unapproved.

Ok, one more just ran across over at Insty:
So Obama thinks high gas prices are due to a vigorous, recovering economy that’s supposedly no longer on the “verge of collapse”?   There are so many fundamental errors in basic economics that it almost leaves one speechless.
Which means it's about what we'd expect from these people.

And the gun bigots had orgasms

What I love about this is how every time he gives the gun control issue the most tentative touch with the tip of his tongue (what he actually said was "Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced,") the media grabs him by the back of his head and turns it into a great, big sloppy slurp ("Obama Calls for Renewal of Assault Weapons Ban" blares the headline.) These guys are writing the NRA's ad copy for them.
Yes, they are.
Uncle's thought:
Obama offered gun control talking points including wanting to ban the most popular sporting rifle in the country. Romney displayed an understanding of current gun laws, that machine gun are banned. Brings up fast and furious only to be interrupted by the moderator.
Update: So, Romney gets interrupted on guns for talking about fast and furious. But Obama can yammer on about nothing but NRA endorsements and nothing. But when he finally goes around his ass to get to his elbows about teachers growing the economy, that finally warrants moderator intervention.
Hey, we knew the 'moderator' was going to prevent any real "What did you know and when?" on Gunwalker; especially after some actual reporters(Atkisson and- the ones that really got play- Univision) got enough people to finally pay some attention to it.

My own pile-on: let's remember who/what his Science Czar was, too.

And a bit of history not connected to the election: hey, why not?  It's one group of socialists getting help from other National Socialists.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some general outrage for the evening,

like the Hollywood method of 'being sure of the facts':
So to guarantee their film’s historical accuracy, Soderbergh and co-producer Benicio Del Toro were scrupulous in repeatedly visiting a Stalinist regime’s propaganda ministers for the unvarnished truth!

Banish the TSA.  And every worthless asshole working in that agency from ever again working in a .gov job.
A leukemia patient making what she calls an “end-of-life” trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request for a private pat-down and made her lift her shirt and pull back her bandages.
Michelle Dunaj also says an agent at Sea-Tac Airport opened a saline bag, contaminating fluid she needs to survive.
TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis tells KOMO-TV it’s against policy to deny a private screening for passengers who request it. The agency is investigating.
Which means "We'll pretend we care about this woman being humiliated and having her life threatened just long enough to keep Congress from cutting our budget for molestations."
Next time Pisstole(no, that's the proper spelling) shows up to testify, make him go through this kind of screening before being allowed into the chamber.  That'd be a start.

Other night I posted on some of the latest news in the "The politicians don't care how many troops die, and it seems most of the upper-level officers don't, either" category.  I'm a little more rational right now, so:
We've three choices on the politicians: they have no understanding of the damage their idiot demands are causing, they don't care, or they actually want American troops dead.  Considering some of the people in the upper levels of the .gov, I'm certain a few are in the third category, and should be removed from office(preferably through a window or at the end of a rope).  Most are divided between the first two, and also need to be removed from those taxpayer-supplied offices.

Then we have the officers, like the shit-brained admiral in the Breitbart article:
When the families from the crash were meeting with the Army’s Investigation Team and Naval Officers, a father asked why they didn’t use a drone strike to take out the Taliban. A 3-star Admiral responded, “We are trying to win their hearts and minds.”
My first thought was someone should have asked "When was the last time your fat ass was in a helicopter or ditch under enemy fire, admiral?  Or were laying wounded unable to be evaced because the chopper couldn't land because they weren't allowed to clear the area of the bad guys?  Do you even give a rats' ass about the lives of the people you command?"  Before or after the kick in the balls would have been acceptable.  I'll stop there because I don't need the blood pressure boost of what else I'd like to have heard said to the bastard.

I tend to think there needs to be two house-cleanings: one of politicians in suits, and one of politicians in uniform.

And one last thing: Obama & Empty-Hat Salazar try to take credit for something started under Bush(again), while they're still screwing the people around.

How about calling it "Stop thinking your badge means you can do

whatever the hell you want"?
Alternate titles:
You have more tools than that hammer, dunbass.
Do you KNOW how much trouble you're causing the Department?
or maybe
Will you idiots stop shooting people you shouldn't?

If true, not a chance that Obama, Holder and Clinton didn't know

about it:
"Federal authorities in the United States have been quietly supporting certain Mexican criminal empires, especially the Sinaloa drug cartel, in a bid to solidify the syndicates' reign as dominant powerbrokers ... If cartel chiefs cooperate with authorities, "governments will allow controlled drug trades," the (Wiki-leaked) diplomatic source wrote.
... One 2011 e­mail ... indicated that American troops were already operating in Mexico under the guise of the drug war.
... Another bombshell uncovered in the leaked e­mails indicated that the U.S. federal government had deliberately allowed cartel hit men to murder people inside the United States if they agreed to offer their services to Washington."
"... Narco News has already documented ...that ICE, with the approval of US prosecutors, allowed one of its informants to participate in multiple murders inside Mexico in order to make a drug case," wrote investigative reporter Bill Conroy, one of the premier journalists covering the issue.
If true, we're talking about a bunch of people needing to be prosecuted and jailed.  And if we had reporters instead of journalists in the media, this would be a huge story and stink.

Jesse Jackson and a Detroit CoP:

you'd expect anything else?
Take note of the
It should be noted that a month after this article was published that the Detroit Police Chief in question was suspended for misconduct and retired for having an improper relationship w/ a subordinate (ironically the same reason his predecessor was fired). The subordinate, again note another police officer, made insinuations of suicide during the affair and was made to surrender her service weapon.

These are the people that gun control advocates like Ladd Everitt want to give a monopoly of force.

So, either Justice Stevens is speaking on something he's totally ignorant of, (link fixed)

or he's knowingly speaking this way to give more latitude for personal disarmament laws:
Thus, the Second Amendment provides no obstacle to regulations permitting the ownership or the use of the sorts of the automatic weapons used in the tragic multiple killings in Virginia, Colorado, or Arizona in recent years.” 

Stevens criticized Congress for failing to pass such laws.
Funny, I never heard that machine pistols or submachineguns had been used in those murders.  Which is because THEY WEREN'T.  Either Stevens knows that and deliberately conflated semi-auto pistols and automatic weapons, or he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about while calling for laws to be passed.  He was a SUPREME COURT JUSTICE and says these things; ought to scare the crap out of you.

Especially his followups:
He added that the Heller decision leaves the door open to banning the carry of weapons in public. “There’s a very powerful argument for saying it does not extend to disagreeing with local communities about decisions about which public places they should not be permitted to be carried [in],” Stevens said.
He likes the idea of a federal law banning CCW.
Stevens also had a recommendation for people who keep a weapon in their homes for self-defense purposes. “Maybe you have some kind of constitutional right to have a cell phone with a pre-dialed 911 in the number at your bedside and that might provide you with a little better protection than a gun which you’re not used to using,” he said to laughter.
 Yeah, funny as hell.
 I'll note that, at the time of the Heller decision, a lot of legal people had serious criticism of Stevens' dissent; looks like retirement hasn't improved his work.

 This is a long video, but it's important to watch it so you know what the enemy's designs are, and the lawyer group announced by Jonathan Lowy is one to be on guard against. It's also critically important to understand the "legal" rationale someone like Stevens uses  to allow his fanaticism to trump his oath.  Understand reversing Heller and McDonald are just "first step" goals. Howling of paranoia notwithstanding, these traitors, who would have us believe banning handguns in the home is "common sense"  and "reasonable" and a "compelling state interest," want and intend to settle for nothing less than absolute, unchallengeable power.
And, if Romney wins, he'll need his feet held to the fire about appointment to the Supremes:
The thing to remember, with special significance to keep in mind with what we're being told about November: Stevens was a gift from the Republicans.

Monday, October 15, 2012

I've written about the idiot ROE our troops are stuck with before;

I'm just going to link to this because I'm too pissed off to do more.

Other than say I wish the family had kicked the shit out of that admiral.

It'd be damned time, assuming the EPA actually does it

The EPA may shift corn away from ethanol use to reduce demand on drought-impacted farms.

Only months ago, the EPA was pressing hard to expand the use of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, but in the wake of this summer’s fierce drought, the agency may soon reverse course and actually trim back because of shortages of corn used to produce the renewable fuel
Actually, it's late for this; it should've been done months ago. 

Have I ever mentioned how much I despise Sen. Schumer(NSD-NY)?

The antireformer is Chuck Schumer, the Senator from Wall Street, er, New York, who averred at the National Press Club last week that his party will have nothing to do with tax reform of the kind that Ronald Reagan negotiated with Democrats in 1986, or that the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission proposed in 2010, or that the Gang of Six Senators have been working on. It's Chuck's way or no way. ...

Mr. Schumer says the only way to reform is to broaden the tax base and raise tax rates. If you're wondering how this differs from a plain vanilla tax increase, good question. ... Mr. Schumer's real agenda is betrayed by his other reason for opposing tax reform—income inequality. The affluent simply make too much money, so they must have more of it taken away and redistributed by . . . Mr. Schumer. ...
You might remember that he's also one of the worst gun bigots in our government; not only does he wet his pants at the idea of peasants with arms, his slogan seems to be "You might have built that, but you shouldn't be allowed to keep it.  Except the amount I approve."

Obama and Chu SAID they wanted energy prices to skyrocket,

so think of this as adding fuel to the engines.
President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he’s had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Department’s little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

More here

United Nations: The Dictator's Friend

These transfers of sensitive technology by WIPO have been the object of considerable wrangling between congressional investigators and WIPO’s Australian chief, Francis Gurry, since George Russell of Fox News broke the story this past April. When the committee invited three WIPO senior staffers to testify at a briefing in July, Gurry refused permission to two of them: his senior adviser Miranda Brown; and WIPO Deputy Director General James Pooley, an American lawyer specializing in intellectual property law, and the highest-ranking American currently employed at WIPO. The third potential witness, Moncef Kateb, head of the WIPO Staff Association, received Gurry’s permission to testify, but declined, with his attorney citing fear of retaliation by WIPO
Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like these clowns have something to hide.

Oh yeah

I guess finally getting some of this crap directed at himself

got the point across:
I thought liberals were supposed to be ‘open-minded.’  I thought they were supposed to accept divergent viewpoints to at least say, ‘hey, everyone in America has a right to an opinion.’  But it’s really about– ‘I love free speech as long as it’s the free speech that I want’ … Liberals have this sense of themselves, but 90% are as nasty, as vitriolic, as vicious as the conservatives they say are

VDH on the The Obama Breaking Point

A guy rode a balloon 24 miles up, then jumped out.  And broke the sound barrier on the way down. 
And people got to watch it live.  Things do move on, don't they?

Used to be people got around charging usury by getting loans from Jewish bankers and traders; now it's "No, we don't charge evil interest, we charge FEES, so you can use our card!"

PESHAWAR: Enraged by widespread media coverage of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and critically injured by the militants in Swat, the Pakistani Taliban led by Hakimullah Mehsud reportedly planned to target media organisations, particularly television channels and some journalists in the country, well-placed sources told this correspondent on Sunday.
According to sources, the Taliban felt that the media has become biased against them and was giving ‘undue’ coverage to the attack on Malala and portraying them as the ‘worst people on earth’.
Well, if you weren't murdering and maiming girls for going to school, people wouldn't think you're the worst people on earth; or is that too complicated a thought to fit in your focused-on-beardless-boys brain?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

When a .22 might be the best

choice for the job.

DC infighting, apparently Hillary decided that if she's going under the bus

she wants company.

Mind you, this whacks on her, too: she was running around giving speeches about a protest gone bad and that idiot video same as Obama.  But I guess the Clintons decided it whacks on Obama & Co. even worse.
QUESTION: Hi, yes. You described several incidents you had with groups of men, armed men. What in all of these events that you’ve described led officials to believe for the first several days that this was prompted by protests against the video?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: That is a question that you would have to ask others. That was not our conclusion. I’m not saying that we had a conclusion, but we outlined what happened. The Ambassador walked guests out around 8:30 or so, there was no one on the street at approximately 9:40, then there was the noise and then we saw on the cameras the – a large number of armed men assaulting the compound.
So Hillary Clinton and the State Department unequivocally reject the account that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have given. It is hard to imagine what “intelligence” reports Obama could have received that blamed the YouTube video. He is lying, evidently.

My my, I wonder what kind of intelligence

he might have taken with him?
Also brings up questions like "Had he actually worked with Israel before, or did he decide to leave because he saw the Iranians wanted him dead for some reason?"

You may have heard the Nobel Peace Prize went to the EUnuchs; some commentary here.

"When good intentions go bad" is a nice title, though I'd suggest "When technophobes and corrupt media work together" as an alternate:
Oddly, Séralini permitted access to his paper to only a select group of reporters and demanded that they sign a confidentiality agreement preventing them from interviewing other experts about the research before publication. But, while the first round of articles read like press releases, the scientific community has since spoken out forcefully. The European Food Safety Authority, for example, has now concluded that the “design, reporting, and analysis of the study, as outlined in the paper, are inadequate.” The study was partly funded by CRIIGEN, a group that campaigns against biotechnology. 

CRIIGEN’s scientific board is headed by none other than Séralini, who has also just released a book and a documentary decrying GM food.

These public messages were highly misleading and clearly intended to shock and disturb. The vast majority of deaths discussed in the report did not actually result from global warming. Outdoor air pollution—caused by fossil-fuel combustion, not by global warming—contributed to 30 percent of all deaths cited in the study. And 60 percent of the total deaths reflect the burning of biomass (such as animal dung and crop residues) for cooking and heating, which has no relation to either fossil fuels or global warming. 

In total, the study exaggerated more than 12-fold the number of deaths that could possibly be attributed to climate change, and it more than quadrupled the potential economic costs, simply to grab attention. But it will be used as a cudgel by those who claim that electric cars or solar panels – technologies that will make only a marginal contribution, given their huge incremental costs – are the solution to climate change.

 No, you fucking moron, the worst possible thing to happen is what you'll do to Californicated's economy, to the people who live there! 
But you don't really care about that, do you?

Something on free speech being trashed in the name of 'sensitivity and caring and public safety'.  And in some cases, people being afraid to offend the religion of submission.

Observations on the media and their current "What?" moments:
Over the last week, a growing number of pundits, reporters, and Americans have commented on Barack Obama’s “teleprompter” issues in the last debate and his petulant reaction to Mitt Romney’s statements. Over the last forty-eight hours, the American press corp has commented on the lack of substance and the shallowness of the Obama campaign vis-a-vis the Big Bird ad.
These are all conservative critiques of the Obama Administration for the past four years. But each time conservatives raised them, most political reporters dismissed the critiques as partisanship, frivolousness, or racism. Now, the political press is taking on these points as their own as are many Americans suddenly tuned in. The conservative echo chamber talking points about Barack Obama have broken out of the echo chamber and seeped into the American psyche in a way that the Obama camp will have a hard time shutting down. But the damning thing is that many of these points were, for four years, treated dismissively by the American political press only to now be repeated by them.
It is not that suddenly these points underwent a metamorphosis from illegitimate to legitimate. It’s that the political press, like with Benghazi, can no longer tell the American people they did not see what they actually saw. Americans are believing their lying eyes and, in so doing, more and more feel like they’ve been had by a press corp that calls itself objective when it patently is not.

The blacklist liberals and socialists really like: the one that lets them damage people for having a unapproved opinion.

 And now, since the storms yesterday have moved on and it's a fairly glorious day out there, I think I'll pry my ass out of this chair and go do something.

"Global Warmering is bullcrap: Phil Jones and communists

hardest hit."
There's the obligatory This ‘plateau’ in rising temperatures does not mean that global warming won’t at some point resume, but there's also plenty of
The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued  quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.
This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.
Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.
Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’. 

Even Prof Jones admitted that he and his colleagues did not understand the impact of ‘natural variability’ – factors such as long-term ocean temperature cycles and changes in the output of the sun.
Yet it has steadily become apparent since the 2008 crash that both the statistics and the modelling are extremely unreliable. To plan the future around them makes about as much sense as choosing a wedding date three months’ hence on the basis of a long-term weather forecast. 

Few people would be so foolish. But decisions of far deeper and more costly significance than those derived from output figures have been and are still being made on the basis of climate predictions, not of the next three months but of the coming century – and this despite the fact that Phil Jones and his colleagues now admit they do not understand the role of ‘natural variability’.

More Californicated, LE edition: Updated

The Los Angeles Times characterized the chief’s motives thus:
Beck portrayed the move as necessary to counter federal laws that require local police to share information with federal immigration officials about arrests. (Emphasis added)
Consider: the chief of police in America’s second-largest city has come to the opinion that certain federal laws are inconvenient for a large number of people living illegally in his city, and that therefore his department must enact policies that “counter federal laws.”

Back over on the east coast, you have Democrat politicians joking about how they'll cheat in the election.

And an opinion on what to say/how much to say to the cops if you have to use a weapon in self-defense.

Update: had a comment about the CoP in LA's actions.  My response:
Big part of the problem is the people claiming "I can't get Americans to do the job" often mean "I can't get Americans to do the job for what I can pay illegal aliens to do it.  Which has distorted things enormously.  If the .gov- often at the urging of corrupt business people, desires of socialist politicians, other times out of PC bullcrap- had not allowed so many illegals to come, and stay, etc., we wouldn't have that distortion.

And that doesn't count all the costs of the illegals: how many hospitals have closed because of the costs of being required to treat them?  Welfare and so on?  This isn't simply a few minor offenses, this is the big one of coming here illegally to start with, and all the crap that's followed.

For instance: used to know a guy on the local PD who said flatly that if it weren't for the illegal alien gangs, there'd be 2/3 fewer(maybe more) gang problems in the area; that crap puts an enormous cost on the area: LE, medical, theft, robberies and so forth.

This chief isn't saying 'ignore this law' because he's being caring and sensitive: I think he's doing it because the illegal alien lobby is so big in the region that it's popular, and makes the politicians who suck up to it happy.  Which helps the Chief keep his job, and screw the people actually paying for it.

And, very often now, leaving the state because of it.