Saturday, November 07, 2015

At least the elbow only made my arm hurt;

right now everything attached to that shoulder aches, or is stiff, or both.  Lifting anything heavier than a drink with the right hand is out, and it's going to be a while before I can shoot right-handed, or ride the bike, or anything else requiring arm movement and/or strength on that side.

Yes, day before surgery tanked up the bike, after adding Sta-Bil, and rode it enough to make sure the system is protected.  And the battery tender connection is there, so can just plug it in to cover that end.

When I can drive, it's going to be a 'one-hand only in a standard- tranny vehicle' thing.  Again.  Not much fun, but works.

I shall now end my bitching about it, and present "It's not only the Army that screws with pistol contracts":
Everybody hates this doorstop of a solicitation that’s the size and weight of a Russian novel, but doesn’t even specify what caliber the Army wants. “Surprise us!”

No $#!+, surprise us. Could they have thought up any way to signal more forcefully that they have no idea what they’re doing?
Former SecDef Bob Gates said, “This is absurd… it’s a handgun, for God’s sake.” But the Army requirements document is longer than the D-Day base op order… by about 50 times.
We disagree that the Army has a single preferred pistol in mind, but we think the lack of a caliber spec is a somewhat inept signal that the Army wants to be sold the 9mm again. (Or, God help us, a multicaliber-interchangeable-Man-From-UNCLE gun). But the way the MHS run-off is set up, you can get bounced from the competition if one of your documents has the wrong size margins, but not if your gun doesn’t work.
There’s something deeply pathological about that.

The truth is revealed! The FBI RFP seems to be blatantly tailored to fit one particular firearm, the Sig Sauer P320. There is no doubt that government agencies often write tight standards when a RFP goes out, having specific requirements and needs for the product to be purchased. However, this RFP appears to be so specific that only the Sig Sauer P320 would fit all the FBI requirements. Let’s examine the RFP and show how many fine handguns are eliminated by the FBI requirements.

There's ICE/DHS crap in there too; I'd suggest reading it all, possibly after moving breakables out of reach.

Unfortunately, saying "I can't find media confirmation on this" doesn't mean shit; considering the way Sweden, for one, hammers anyone who talks about the rape numbers and dares to mention 'muslim', means official media is often suspect.  At best.
In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, which they had dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died in two days, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The physician had to undergo surgery and two nurses are laid up in the ICU. Nobody has been punished.

The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we know about it through email. What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed a doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurse’s face and so threatened her with infection?

And now, if you'll excuse me, this 'prop the hand up so I can type' this has worn down.  See you later.

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