Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday evening, and it's been a lovely day;

unless you have a life and are out enjoying the weather(or it sucks where you are and you're indoors), here's something that might be a nice cap to the day












































And people wonder why I make comments about the New Red Guard...

Administrators at the University of Arizona are now accepting applications for “social justice advocates,” whose job it is to snitch on other students accused of bias. They’re also expected to hold educational programs about “the mosaic of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity” and maintain “social justice bulletin boards” in student residence halls.
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Part of the job description reads:
“The position also aims to increase understanding of one’s own self through critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality, systems of socialization, cultural competency and allyship as they pertain to the acknowledgement, understanding and acceptance of differences. Finally, this position intends to increase a student staff member’s ability to openly lead conversations, discuss differences and confront diversely insensitive behavior.”
Wonder if they'll require sessions of public self-criticism and flagellation for the evildoers?



Three years and several thousand hours later,

I think da Vinci would be happy with the result.


Oh, joy
A new Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the deaths of three people thought to be linked to the virus.


Snork... Humans are Weird


Some older insults


On the idiot gun bigots in Washington:
So much for Michael Bloomberg’s I-594 living up to its promises. Not that anyone expected it to have any effect whatsoever on predators. What it did do, aside from forcing “law-abiding” gun owners to give up private transfers, was create and put a new class of “criminal” at risk for life-destroying consequences —the previously “law-abiding” who chose “I will not comply” civil disobedience over submission to new Intolerable Acts.

This new reporting law, Substitute House Bill 1501 also raises some questions I don’t see being addressed in “mainstream media” accounts.
Remember: the law can be an utter failure in stated purpose, but if it makes it more difficult for a citizen to own arms, they'll still consider it a success.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday night

Do something useful, get some studying under your belt















































Why yes, she does get paid for this

By juxtaposing feminist posthumanist theories and feminist food studies scholarship this article demonstrates how eastern fox squirrels: (1) are subjected to gendered, racialized, and speciesist thinking as a result of their feeding/eating practices, their unique and unfixed spatial arrangements in the greater Los Angeles region, and the western, modernist human frame through which humans interpret these actions (Deckha 2012; Hovorka 2015; Lloro-Bidart 2016) and (2) ontologically defy society’s boundedness as they demand the freedom to eat whatever they choose in the city.


It appears Zuckerbitch has a soft spot for Stalin.  Wonderful.


When they slip and tell you what they really think:
Pai said that eliminating Title II net neutrality rules would benefit places he has traveled to, such as Parsons, Kan., Elverson, Pa., and Cadillac, Mich.

Sources inside the meeting told the Free Beacon that Eshoo was frustrated with Pai's comments. She wished out loud that Pai would stop talking about "Podunk, USA" and instead be more concerned about the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road in her district near Palo Alto, according to the sources.


Anyone surprised?

Children following vegan diets are 'leaner and smaller' than children who eat meat – or even those on vegetarian diets which allow milk, eggs and cheese.
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Experts note that vegan diets can be perfectly healthy – but they can cause serious health problems if pursued without precautions.

A lack of nutrients such as vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and high-quality protein can lead to 'irreversible damage' to children's nervous systems or malnutrition, experts warn.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Since cast bullets are a current subject,

this is where I got the load I use in 7.62x54r for general shooting.  Also for .308, .303, .30-06, 8mm.  Borrowing one part,
Because it is a mild load, soft scrap alloys usually give better accuracy than harder ones, such as linotype. Local military collector-shooters have standardized on 16 grains of #2400 as the "universal" prescription. It gives around 1500 f.p.s. with a 150-180 grain cast bullet in almost any military caliber. We use 16 grains of #2400 as our reference standard, just as high power competitors use 168 Sierra Match Kings and 4895.
The only common military rifle cartridge in which 16 grains of #2400 provides a maximum load, and which must not be exceeded, is in the tiny 7.63x39mm case. Most SKS rifles will function reliably with charges of #2400 as light as 14 grains with the Lee 312-155-2R at around 1500 f.p.s. I designed this bullet especially for the 7.62x39, but it works very well as a light bullet in any .30 or .303 caliber rifle. 

First rifle I tried this in was a 1903 Springfield, using this load under the 150-grain flat-nose bullet designed for .30-30; it's given 1" groups at 100 yards when I did my part.  I will note that, depending on rifle, the rear sight needs to be set somewhere around 450-550 yards to put it on a 100.

The Writers' Union of Canada doesn't like free speech;

it leads to screaming and whining when speech disturbing to the PC crowd occurs.  And that can't be tolerated.
The editor of the Writers’ Union of Canada’s magazine has resigned after complaints over an article he wrote in which he said he doesn’t believe in cultural appropriation.
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On Wednesday, the Writer’s Union of Canada issued an apology for the piece, announcing Niedzviecki’s resignation and pledging to review the magazine’s policies.
What makes this even more bullshit?  This:
“The intention behind the magazine is to offer space for honest and challenging discussion and to be sincerely encouraging to all voices. The Union recognizes that intention is not enough, and that we failed in execution in this instance.
So they claim 'space for honest and challenging discussion' but shut down and fire someone who offers such. 

Chickenshits, one and all.


And then we have the weenies at Duke University: "How dare you say diversity training is bullshit!  Off with your head!"