Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another Saturday night, and I got

some new data...

Gun Control in the Third Reich

There's an awful lot that sounds very familiar in this book.  Some of the words could come from the CSGV or MDA today.

The story really starts in 1931, with the Law Against Unauthorized Use of Weapons. 
The police were given unbridled discretion in the issuance of permits and in enforcement of these laws, though as practice revealed, the police authorities  themselves were not neutral or even apolitical in their application of the law.

Lots of argument ensued:
A lively debate took place in legal circles.  Dr. Flegel, Senior Court-Martial Judge for the Navy... abhorred the recent increase in riots in which people were killed.  But the existing weapons laws that sought to address this violence were counterproductive, he argued in August 1931:
Are the authorities justified to call the carring of a weapon a "misuse" that is subject to punishment if the person carries the weapon exclusively for the purpose of self-defense, a right that every citizen has by law?  May a state, which is unable to protect life and liberty of its citizens from unlawful attacks, keep these citizens from exercising their right to self-defense?  It is clear that even a strong, but unarmed man will be helpless when confronted by an armed attacker.  The fact is that peaceful citizens who respect the law are forced to forego weapons because of the penalties contained in the weapons laws.  On the other hyand, peace breakers who intentionally violate law and order are not deterred by a prison term.

He concluded with the classic argument: "Allow the orderly citizen to carry the weapon he needs for his self-defense, but severely punish the person who actually misuses a weapon."
Makes just as much sense now as then, but the people who really wanted control ignored it then, too.

Then, as now, people did worry about registration lists: "What happens if someone of ill intent gets hold of these records?"  Which is exactly what happened when the Nazis came to power. 
Best became chief legal advisor to the Gestapo.  Anti-Hitler conspirator Has Gisevius noted, "It was Best who composed the notorious Boxheimer document, the first draft of the decrees which later made possible the Reign of Terror."  In this role, Best would actively pursue the disarming  of political opponents and Jews.  During World War II, Best would hold police power in occupied France and then Denmark, where it was decreed that any person who failed to surrender all firearms withing twenty-four hours would be executed.  This was the same twenty-four hour deadline he had formulated in 1931.

Registration lists led to a lot of things.  For instance,
An April 21 report "Permission to Possess Arms Withdrawn from Breslau Jews" described what was happening in Breslau(now Wroclaw, Poland), home to 10,000 Jews:
The Police President of the city has decreed that "All persons now or formerly of the Jewish faith who hold permits to carry arms or shooting licenses must surrender them forthwith to the police authorities."

The order is justified officially on the grounds that Jewish citizens of allegedly used their weapons for unlawful attacks on members of the Nazi organization and the police.

Inasmuch as the Jewish population "cannot be regarded as trustworthy," it is stated, permits to carry arms will not in the future be issued to any member thereof."
The Breslau police would have known the identities of such persons because they themselves had issued the firearm licenses and registrations that had been required by the 1928 and 1931 Weimer laws.  It was those same laws that authorized confiscation of firearms from persons not deemed "trustworthy".

And on, and on.  Then it became 'untrustworthy people and Jews cannot be issued a permit' anywhere in Germany and annexed/conquered territories.  With some interesting twists:
On October 4, 1938, just weeks before the Night of the Broken Glass(Reichskristallnacht), Berlin police arrested Alfred Flatow.  His crime: being a Jew in lawful possession of firearms.  The police knew he possessed firearms because he dutifully registered them in 1932 under the Weimer decree.  In anticipation of the coming pogrom, the Nazi leadership launched a campaign to disarm Jews.  Flatow was one of the man who were arrested and turned over to the Gestapo.  he would eventually be deported and die in a concentration camp.

Wonderful, no?

One more bit, from 1941:
...Also to be recorded were persons who purchased ammunition from dealers requiring a permit.  Identifying information included name, occupation, date and place of birth, street address, the type and serial number of the firearm, and the ammunition type.
Sounds a bit like California, doesn't it?

And I'm sure you've heard the 'The Nazis actually loosened gun laws!' line.  Well, yeah, IF:
Exempt from the compulsory registration were military officers, leaders of SS Special Assignment Troops, police officers, and higher political leaders.
So if you were a Party official or military/police, it was made easier for YOU...

There's really too much information here to go through picking and choosing: how the concern of 'bad elements' getting hold of registration lists happened, political enemies and Jews being disarmed, and on and on.  Well worth your time to read.

Just finished a book

Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

Very short version: Every piece of 'public safety' or 'gun safety' legislation the hoplophobes and bigots want to pass could well lead to the exact same ends.

I'll post more on this later; lots to digest and pick through.

Civitas Media had a plan:

“The second project examines the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits across the U.S. Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon,” Lawitz wrote in the email.

This news went over about as well as you'd expect, with a large sentiment for "Ok, so we'll follow the lead from last year when those idiots back east did this: make lists of the owners, managers, everyone, and publish that!"

In a statement to this column via e-mail, Civitas CEO Michael C. Bush said, “Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of “conceal and carry” permits. Nor will Civitas Media develop databases of permit holders. A poorly crafted internal memo meant to highlight editorial discussions and planning incorrectly indicated that such a database was being planned; it has been considered and rejected.”
Translation: "Holy crap, these people are pissed!  And they mean it, they'll publish OUR information!  We need to find an excuse to call this off."
Thus we have 'poorly crafted internal memo' and 'incorrectly indicated'.  And 'some states will not share that information'.

Why no, I do not trust the bastards. Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon.; there's not much 'poorly crafted' about that.  I think they meant to do exactly that, and it blew up in their face.

As it should.

...there seems to be some kind of pattern here…

Sure does.

It occurs that this adds another level to 'Don't talk to the police without a lawyer': when the EffingBI has demonstrated repeatedly just how corrupt it is, why would you trust them?  You wouldn't know if they were actually investigating something or screwing with you for political purposes.  Same for the IRS; both agencies have taken their credibility and wiped their ass with it.  Just like they have the Constitution.

Doesn't help matters that slimeballs like Schumer LIKE the IRS breaking the law and abusing their power, just as long as they're attacking people Schumer doesn't like.

One of the Democrats mocking a guy in a wheelchair?
Lisa Wortham: Battleground Texas team leader, works at a law firm that's taken her name off their web page, and seems quite comfortable with vote fraud.  Wonderful people, aren't they?

Connecticut has a problem: the peasants mostly aren't doing what they're told.  And the Governor and his minions have a horror show running through their minds.

I'd imagine they're considering the bad publicity of a lot of people having their homes raided because they didn't fill out paperwork, and the fact that- sooner or later- someone WILL get killed, because that's what happens when the police put on their ninja suits and go out to kill dogs and kick doors.  Not to mention there's not enough jail space in the state for all the people saying "Screw you."

I'd imagine a lot of cops are considering just how hostile the neighborhood will get if they take part in said door-kicking and dog-killing.

Simple answer: they want the right to leave because Cuomo and de Blasio are a couple of socialist assholes who want nothing but ass-kissing socialists and leftists around, so they can rule by dictate.

And yes, Cuomo slipped and said what he really thinks.  Wonder how much money that's going to cost New York in the end?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ah, the professionals of DHS...

An assault rifle that caused the evacuation of several homes in South Redondo Beach on Thursday morning belonged to a member of a federal law enforcement agency under the Homeland Security umbrella, according to a spokesman for the Redondo Beach Police Department.
Because police didn’t know if explosives were also in the unusual carrying case, officers evacuated surrounding residences as a precaution and called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad, Freeman said.
The bomb squad ultimately determined that the package was exactly what it appeared to be once it was opened: a rifle in a case, Jackson said.

Next time someone starts that "It takes a fully-equipped manufacturing facility to make guns!" stuff, point them to this:
Illicitly ‘homemade’ submachine guns feature very prominently in firearms seizures by police across South America, Brazil in particular. These weapons vary in their level of sophistication though a large number appear to be semi-professionally produced. In a recent study of over 14,488 firearms seized between 2011 and 2012 in Sao Paulo alone, 48% of submachine guns analyzed were reportedly homemade. Given the decent quality of many SMG clones, even that high statistic is probably significantly under reported.

'Only cops are trained well enough-', etc.
“During that search, it appears one officer accidentally fired his weapon, which struck the other officer and ultimately it was a fatal shot,” said Nelson, the Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Nelson, the Sheriff’s Department spokesman later attempted to pad the statement a bit, asserting that the detective that fired the shot might have shot at a”misidentified target”… which would still be a negligent discharge by a ten-year veteran. It’s sloppy gun-handling by an officer that should know better, no matter how you slice it.

This guy says Ambassador Stevens is being smeared

Hey, he's dead and Obama & Clinton need someone to blame it all on, so what do you expect?

Miller thinks this case could have some far-reaching implications.  I would tend to agree.

If you haven't seen Straight Forward in a Crooked World, you ought to take a look.  Good stuff.  The current piece is some advice for teachers and students; his sounds a lot better than 'turn off the lights and hope the boogeyman doesn't come in.'

"I feel misled," said Chaffetz, chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, who is planning to hold at least one hearing on the storefront stings. "This has risen to a level of concern that it demands real answers from the senior-most people at ATF and the Department of Justice."
You're surprised ATF lied to you?

Do you have any working brain cells?  Of COURSE they lied to you, it's a big part of what they do.  And unless you pin them down with "Truth, or go to jail", they'll KEEP lying to you.

Black Panthers intimidating white voters? No problem.

Obama's campaign playing fast & loose with credit card donations?  No problem.  The IRS violates federal law- and KEEPS doing it?  No problem.  But suddenly
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process. If, as alleged, the defendant directed others to make contributions to a Senate campaign and reimbursed them, that is a serious violation of federal campaign finance laws.”

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos stated: “Trying to influence elections through bogus campaign contributions is a serious crime. Today, Mr. D’Souza finds himself on the wrong side of the law. The Federal Election Campaign Act was written to limit the influence of money in elections; the FBI is fiercely committed to enforcing those laws to maintain the integrity of our democratic process.”
And we can trust the EffingBI, can't we?
Stop laughing so hard, dammit, this is serious.

Of COURSE the LGBT community is silent; the lesbians are off the hook and a male is getting screwed.

Wendy Davis(Lying Politician-TX) catches hell for her supporters acting like assholes; suddenly she's all upset about it.

Still stands by the lies, of course.

Democrats gather to whine about income inequality.  At a hotel charging $695/night.
Kind of like fundraisers for equality/caring/etc. that run $10k/plate.

Speaking of that hive of scum and villainy known as San Francisco,
A former high-ranking San Francisco government employee convicted of felony possession of child pornography will continue to receive his government pension because, according to city regulations, evidence of “moral turpitude” is required to revoke a pension yet viewing violent kiddie porn does not qualify as moral turpitude.

As reported here in the Tatler, Larry Brinkin, a prominent San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner and nationally known gay rights advocate, was arrested in 2012 for possessing and possibly distributing videos and images of babies being raped by adult men. Because of Brinkin’s “iconic” stature in the community as the person who pioneered “domestic partnership” laws nationwide, supporters at the time accused the police of framing him with false charges. But the evidence was so overwhelming that, after 18 months of legal wrangling, on Tuesday, January 21, Brinkin pled guilty to felony possession of child pornography, with various other more serious charges dropped as part of the plea bargain. He will serve just six months in jail and thereafter have to register as a sex offender.
Also, note that horrible sentence: SIX MONTHS IN JAIL. For possessing and possibly distributing videos and images of babies being raped by adult men. With other more serious charged dropped(gee, I wonder why... maybe his 'iconic status'?).

Not a chance I will go to that city and put money in their pocket.  For any reason.  I don't give a rats ass what the 'cultural attractions' are.

Speaking of Californicated and disgusting politicians, in 'honor' of that idiot senator, you too can now have an official Ghost Gun!
It should be noted they still have the Pew lowers for three more days

Along with the PC bullshit and classes that often are bullshit, why else might more guys be saying "No" to college?  Here's some reasons why.

Remember that guy with a Florida CCW who was screwed with by the PROM Stasi?

Ah, so this is how the Stasi of the PROM work: they actively look for information on people in other states who have firearms and use scanners to spot their vehicles so they can screw with them.

Wonder if the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center has started a list yet of people who say mean things about the Stasi and the State?  And I wonder what the excuse for screwing with them would be?

One more reason never to travel to/through that craphole.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tab clearing

Another reason not to talk to the police

Two more wonderful things connected to Common Core

And more 'education' morons in charge of schools.  Really not liking questions.

Some changes in Army uniform policy for religious matters.

Obama's spiritual leader is a racist and bigot, isn't he?

A: Some judges need disbarment.  Possibly dismemberment.  And NRO is chickenshit.

Davis is a liar, a bunch of her supporters are assholes, and -surprise- Democrats seem to have no problem with vote fraud.

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reasons #418 and 419

Another reason to dump the EPA

Military reactions to snake threat

What did the Most Interesting Man In The World drink?

Any damn thing he wanted to.
Standing six feet seven inches, Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film, wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg (he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926; he amputated his gangrenous toes himself), was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, studied to be a doctor at university, his first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, became friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces, and, last but certainly not least, won $64,000 on The $64,000 Question.

Because eventually you DO run out

of other peoples' money.

And, let's note, get tired of being on a waiting list and restricted choices being considered 'health care'.

Do not forget, and use when possible, the information on the racist roots of gun control.  Which, especially evident with the KKK, was about CONTROL, not guns.

Short version of San Francisco and Berkeley: "Somebody lives better than me/better than I like!  They're not suffering!  They must be punished!!"

"...There is also information about people disappearing from hospitals. Their friends and relatives are looking for them.”
If this is actually happening, then things in Ukraine are likely to get really bad.

Also this:
“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
That's a text message that thousands of Ukrainian protesters spontaneously received on their cell phones today, as a new law prohibiting public demonstrations went into effect. It was the regime's police force, sending protesters the perfectly dystopian text message to accompany the newly minted, perfectly dystopian legislation. In fact, it's downright Orwellian (and I hate that adjective, and only use it when absolutely necessary, I swear).

But that's what this is: it's technology employed to detect noncompliance, to hone in on dissent. The NY Times reports that the "Ukrainian government used telephone technology to pinpoint the locations of cell phones in use near clashes between riot police officers and protesters early on Tuesday." Near. Using a cell phone near a clash lands you on the regime's hit list.

And we have the next bit of the 'war on women' bullshit.
And as far as the 'stunning prevalence of rape' on campuses, I want to see EXACTLY what they define as 'rape' and 'force' and such.  Because they like to 'define' things so broadly that damn near ANYTHING counts as such.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Since checking data points is more fun than going outside

and trying to cough up parts of my lungs, I have gathered more for study.

You can tell who CNN and the Mexican .gov consider the real threat

by the title: Mexican forces struggle to rein in armed vigilantes battling drug cartel
The cartels are up-to-date on their bribes, so the 'vigilantes' are obviously a bigger threat.
Some vigilante groups have vowed not to hand over their guns until cartel leaders are captured.

"We want them to go rescue the towns where the people are still being massacred by organized crime," said Estanislao Beltran, a spokesman for the self-defense groups. "When there is peace and security in our state, we will give up our weapons."
Residents, meanwhile, told CNNMexico they're caught in the middle of spiraling violence that shows no sign of slowing. And some observers say it's not clear the government crackdown is working.

"Federal authorities, instead of imposing order, instead of rescuing the cities, they are more like referees," Jose Antonio Ortega, president of the Citizens Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, told CNNMexico this week. "They are watching the civil war in Michoacan."
Mr. Beltran, a suggestion: NEVER give up your arms.

I found this article through this one, which has some interesting thoughts.
The Mexican people have nowhere to turn; and this, in my view, has always been by design. Disarmed and suppressed while government-aided cartels bleed the public dry, it is no wonder that many Mexicans have turned to illegal immigration as a means of escape. The Mexican government, in turn, has always fought for a more porous border with the U.S. exactly because it wants dissenting and dissatisfied citizens to run to the United States instead of staying and fighting back. My personal distaste for illegal immigration has always been predicated on the fact that it allows the criminal oligarchy within Mexico to continue unabated without opposition. Unhappy Mexicans can simply run away from their problems to America and feed off our wide-open welfare system. They are never forced to confront the tyranny within their own country. Under this paradigm, Mexico would never change for the better.
The Mexican government has decided to reward the brave people of Michoacan with the threat of military invasion and disarmament.
In some cases, government forces have indeed fired upon militia supporters, killing innocents while exposing the true intentions of the Mexican political structure.
Mainstream media coverage of the situation in the western states of Mexico has been minimal at best; and I find the more I learn about the movement in the region, the more I find a kinship with them. Whether we realize it or not, we are fighting the same fight. We are working toward the same goal of liberty, though we speak different languages and herald from different cultures. Recent government propaganda accusing Michoacan militias of “working with rival cartels” should ring familiar with those of us in the American liberty movement. We are the new “terrorists,” the new bogeymen of the faltering American epoch. We are painted as the villains; and in this, strangely, I find a considerable amount of solace.

If the liberty movement were not effective in its activism, if we did not present a legitimate threat to the criminal establishment, they would simply ignore us rather than seek to vilify us.

The District of Columbia: a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than the Attorney General's office

and the Police Department you'll not find in this country.
Mr. Witaschek, a successful financial adviser with no criminal history, is the first known case of a citizen being prosecuted in D.C. for inoperable ammunition. Washington police and prosecutors have spent a year and a half trying to nail him for the possession of so-called unregistered ammunition
You'll notice that this sorry excuse for law enforcement includes a SWAT team raid with no warrant, and AG Irvin Nathan and the aforementioned bastard excuses for cops trying desperately to get him to plead to SOMETHING.  Including a reduced charge of “attempted possession” of ammunition, whatever the hell that is.

And, as noted, let it not be forgotten this is the PD and AG who refused to prosecute Dick Gregory for openly having an illegal magazine.  That wouldn't promote public safety, but this bullshit apparently does.  Somehow.

I sincerely hope the victim sues the ass off the PD and prosecutors both.  And files federal charges for the civil rights violations*.

*I know, Holder's DoJ isn't likely to do anything, but it should be filed anyway.

When a politician or their minions say things like It is appalling that Republicans would attack

the details of that story rather than focus on the issues affecting Texas families., it really means "Say something 'war-on-women', fast!  We don't want people to LISTEN to their stuff!"

Especially when Wendy Davis has been caught lying her ass off and REALLY doesn't want people paying attention to that.

Well, isn't the Payne County SO just so special; they wanted a armored fighting vehicle but wanted to say it's not just for serving warrants and such:
This new machine comes to the sheriff's office with a purpose.

“It can go through snow or up to three feet of water. The heating and air conditioning is outstanding … in a cold climate we can rehab firemen to let them get warm,” Hauf said.
With drastic weather in Oklahoma, Hauf said it will be very effective in transporting victims safely out of flood situations.
Yeah, that kind of flooding or blizzard is so common here... but they do get to
Wildfires, tornado debris, high water, it can handle it all, including the most dangerous situations such as an active shooter.

“With the university here and the recent school shootings, it's kind of an assurance,” Hauf said.
“Any time there's a barricaded subject, this vehicle offers a level of protection a patrol car can't,” he said.
Apparently they paid attention to the yelling around the country on the subject, and are trying to short-circuit it; thus the 'weather' emphasis.

One more reason to get rid of the EPA and every slimy activist bureaucrat in it.

Kevin found more on the .gov making deals with Mexican cartels, including them obtaining actual military weapons.  One bit:
Earlier this month, Plumlee had a debriefing with the Border Patrol in Las Cruces about the intelligence he gathered when he accompanied the U.S. military's Task Force 7 along the border. The military, which assists civilian law enforcement in counter-drug operations, was looking into allegations of gun smuggling along the border.

"The military task force became concerned that its information about arms smuggling was being compromised," Plumlee said. "From the intel, it appears that a company was set up in Mexico to purchase weapons through the U.S. Direct Commercial Sales program, and that the company may have had a direct link to the Zetas."

Under the Direct Commercial Sales program, the U.S. State Department regulates and licenses businesses to sell weapons and defense services and training for export. Last year, according to U.S. statistics, the program was used to provide Mexico $416.5 million worth of weapons and equipment, including military-grade weaponry

Yes, Mandela was a communist.  Nasty one.  But that doesn't fit the Preferred Narrative, either.

Saltaire, NY and eminent domain: 'We want your property, and we'll lie and cheat to get it."

Ah, Green Energy!
This all sounds very nice, but in practice it’s been disastrous for Germany. At the heart of the matter is the simple fact that renewable energy comes at a premium, and the costs for propping it up have been passed along to consumers, both industrial and residential, in the form of higher electricity costs.
Yet this turn towards green energy has produced a browner energy landscape. Germany produced more energy from coal in 2013 than it had in nearly a quarter century, and its emissions actually rose. The Economist describes the effect at play:
The Energiewende has, in effect, upset the economics of building new conventional power plants, especially those fired by gas, which is cleaner but more expensive than coal. So existing coal plants are doing more duty. Last year electricity production from brown coal (lignite), the least efficient and dirtiest sort, reached its highest level since 1990. Gas-fired power production, by contrast, has been declining (see chart). In effect, the Energiewende has so far increased, not decreased, emissions of greenhouse gases.

Back when Oklahoma first started pushing bird choppers, there was a program where you could say "I want 'X'% of my energy to come from windmills"; and it specifically noted how much more that power would cost you compared to 'generated at standard facilities' electricity.  It wasn't negligible.  I said 'No'.

Wendy Davis is doubling down on her story(and a 'story' it really is).

New York, you voted for it and you're getting it.  Good and hard.

Californicated State Sen. Kevin de Leon demonstrating in full what a liar and fool

he is.  Miguel has covered the whole thing in case such demonstrations are too much for you to take, and has some excerpts.
01:00 “…the firearms are called Ghost Guns because they do not have serial numbers and the owners have not undergone background check because nobody even knows that they exist. Also 3d-printed guns may have detachable metal pieces and be slipped pass metal detectors…”
Huh? Metal that goes undetected by metal detectors? (Say that fast 5 times) Sen. De Leon would have a sh**-fit if he finds out about the AK-Building Clubs where they build guns from flats, have no serial numbers and are legal!
02:39 “.. if you just focus on this piece of metal….”
Wait? Piece of metal? I thought we were talking about plastic! Wait one , isn’t that an 80% AR not-yet-receiver?”
It's... kind of amazing. And painful. And enraging.

One more farging rich jerk crying about 'income inequality'

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.”

Well, crap. This does not look good.
Joshua Prince notes that the new budget, awaiting signature by the White House, is missing key provisions that prevent ATF from abusing law-abiding gun owners:

Update here: some uncertainty about if/how bad this might be.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

When it's fact that there ARE conspiracies,

then yeah, it makes all kinds of stuff seem reasonable.  When the IRS violated law for political purposes and got away- is GETTING away- with it, why not believe they're doing other things?  NSA violating law, the Director lying under oath with no penalty, why wouldn't you believe all kinds of other things?
Spend a little while on Twitter or in Internet comment sections and you'll see a significant number of people who think that the NSA may have been relaying intelligence about the Mitt Romney campaign to Obama operatives, or that Chief Justice John Roberts' sudden about-face in the Obamacare case might have been driven by some sort of NSA-facilitated blackmail.

A year ago, these kinds of comments would have been dismissable as paranoid conspiracy theory. But now, while I still don't think they're true, they're no longer obviously crazy. And that's Obama's legacy: a government that makes paranoid conspiracy theories seem possibly sane.
I'd dump the possibly; with they other crap they've pulled, why wouldn't those things be sane theories?

"The commoners must not be given information on the First Ladys' party; it might upset them."  Most transparent administration EVER!!

Write a story.  Subject happens to be transgender and a liar.  Outrage ensues from Usual Suspects™, including the usual threats.  'Free press' apparently means 'Free to report what we approve of.'
More here at Ace.

Ah, socialized medicine: selling private insurance to people tired of waiting.
More than half a million Swedes now have private health insurance, showed a new review from industry organization Swedish Insurance (Svensk Försäkring). In eight out of ten cases, the person's employer had offered them the private insurance deal.

"It's quicker to get a colleague back to work if you have an operation in two weeks' time rather than having to wait for a year," privately insured Anna Norlander told Sveriges Radio on Friday. "It's terrible that I, as a young person, don't feel I can trust the health care system to take care of me."

Few years back Limbaugh moved his show out of New York.  The governor at the time said 'If I'd known taxes would make him leave, I'd have raised them more years ago', and great laughter was heard.  Until a state official listed just how much tax money the state lost when he left.

Now Gov. Howler is making some other people say "Screw you, I'm taking my business and my money elsewhere."  Wonder how much the state of New Effing York is going to lose from all this?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Looks like Abortion Barbie aborted the truth a few times

  • Davis recently testified in a federal lawsuit over redistricting; records show her comments to be: “I had a baby. I got divorced by the time I was 19 years old. After I got divorced, I lived in a mobile home park in southeast Fort Worth.” According to public records, Davis was in fact divorced from her first husband at the age of 21 which means that she, as a Harvard educated lawyer, lied in her testimony in the federal lawsuit.
  • At the age of 23, she married an attorney, Jeff Davis who was 13 years older than she. He paid for the completion of her degree at Texas Christian University, cashed in his 401(k), and took out a loan to pay for her education once she was accepted at Harvard. Davis left her second husband days after he paid off the loan on her education. According to the DMN article: Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”
  • While Davis was in Boston attending Harvard, her husband raised her first-born daughter by another man and the daughter she shared with Jeff Davis.
  • Under the terms of the divorce, her husband received custody and she was required to pay $1,200 per month in child support.
 Yeah, got a real Hero of Women here.

The .303 experiment continues

While back I wrote about trying to make cast bullets come out a bit larger by putting some aluminum tape on the faces of the blocks.  It works, but does make the bullets out-of-round by a bit; no way around it when you do something of the sort.  So.

The ideal way to get larger-diameter bullets is to go to someone who makes molds and have them make one with larger cavities, or find someone who makes such and buy the mold.  Can you say 'spendy'?  Either of those not really in the cards right now, so decided to try something else: enlarging the cavities on the mold I have by lapping them out with abrasives.

Decided to try this because it's a Lee mold.  That means two things:
The blocks are aluminum, so figured wouldn't require a horrible amount of work to lap out the cavities, and
If I screwed it up, you can replace this mold for around $20, as opposed to a Lyman or RCBS or something which runs ~$80.

So, take your mold.

Take some bullets as-cast.

Drill a hole into the base of a few so you can screw a machine screw in for a shank(try real hard to get it centered). 

Coat bullet with valve-grinding compound.  Place carefully in mold cavity and start turning.  Take out and add more compound as needed, and reverse the direction occasionally

When you think you've (hopefully) enlarged it a bit, do the same to the other cavity.  You'll need to replace bullets anywhere from once to several times, depending on how much you want to lap the cavities out.

When you think you're done, clean out the cavities, then use something like Flitz or Wenol polish on some bullets to really smooth the surfaces.

Then clean the blocks THOROUGHLY, every trace of the abrasives, then try casting some bullets to see how you did.

I had to do the whole routine a second time, first time didn't enlarge the cavities enough.  Second time seemed to do the job: the bullets originally came out right at .311", now they're about .314-315. 

I loaded ten with the standard 16.0 of 2400 practice loads, and tried them this morning at 30 yards.

The 'front' and 'rear' notes which cavity that set came from.  Don't know from the one test if the front came out better, or I just spread them a bit on the second group.  

 Not bad at all, especially considering I was shooting them.  I'll load some more for next time can get to the outdoor range with solid benches and longer distances to cut down on the error factors.

Why oh why don't you trust Sen. Prozanski?

Besides his being full of crap, I mean.
“Floyd went on to say that this bill is not a ‘gun registration’ bill, something he would never support!” OFF explained.

“So let’s review,” the alert continued. “Floyd Prozanski’s background check bill requires that when you give a gun to your best friend, or your cousin, or your uncle, that the State Police record the recipient’s name, address, sex, (and social security number if they choose to give it) and the make, model, caliber and serial number of the gun!
“So the question is how is this not a registration bill?” OFF asked.
Yeah, "Because Sen. Prozanski says so!" doesn't cut it.

I actually made it to the range this morning.  It's downright nice outside, and H&H didn't have a freezing draft on the back of my neck, so actually got some practice done.  More on that later, something I want to detail.  Let's just put it that I didn't embarrass myself too badly.

Apparently Gov. Howler(Douche-NY) started feeling some heat

for this.  So now he's whining "That's not what I meant, you people are lying about me!"

Right.  He says anyone who actually believes the 2nd Amendment is important, who's pro-life, who in any way conflicts with his dream diktats, 'You're an EXTREMIST and don't belong here!'

Screw you, Howler.  You're a miserable little bigot and tyrant wannabe, and can kiss the ass of those standing up to you.

Sen. Feinstein(Hypocritical Bitch-CA) loves her some NSA snooping.

We're really going to miss Coburn.  And it'll be hard to find someone to take over.

'Putting kids in public schools could be considered child abuse.'  Pretty much.

You'll notice that lots of NYEffingCity officials knew what was going on, and did nothing.  But we're told they really care about the kids...

Why focus on Fox?  Because the other networks mostly cover Obama's ass no matter what.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

More tolerance of different opinions from the left;

which means 'people getting pushed out of jobs' and 'If you don't believe the way I want, I want you out of this state.'

Since the CSGV didn't get us all labeled 'insurrectionists', they're now going for 'anarchists'.

If you trust Gawker for information relating to guns and self-defense, 'crap' is a good description

of what you'll get.  In this case on what they're hysterically calling the 'NRA-written warning shots bill!!'
The headline of the WFB piece, written by CJ Ciaramella, captures the gist of the matter succintly: ”Gawker Got Literally Everything Wrong About Florida’s New Warning Shots Bill.”

In reading the Gawker article by Adam Weinstein, one can’t help but wonder if the piece wasn’t the product of a bet challenging Weinstein to achieve utter perfection in getting every facet of the subject matter wrong.

From the headline–”The NRA Literally Wrote Florida’s New Bill to Legalize Warning Shots“–forward, about the only correct thing contained in the piece is the spelling of individual names.
Perhaps I should've said "... 'crap' is a clean description of what you'll get."

Disturbingly, Bob Owen at Bearing Arms seems to have swallowed the Gawker bait.  Someone did point out in comments that it's a load of garbage, hopefully he'll correct the post.

Speaking of bullshit, we have someone trying real hard for the McCarthy "Shoulder thing that goes up" crown, Californicated State Sen. Kevin de Leon:
I don't really know whether to describe him as an ignorant fool or a lying bastard. 

Of course, he could be both...

Translation: many in the EU have realized they're going to freeze in the dark

in a trashed economy if they stick with the 'green energy' dictates, so...
But now it seems that the climate is no longer of much importance to the European Commission, the EU's executive branch, either. Commission sources have long been hinting that the body intends to move away from ambitious climate protection goals. On Tuesday, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported as much. 

 At the request of Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU member states are no longer to receive specific guidelines for the development ofrenewable energy. The stated aim of increasing the share of green energy across the EU to up to 27 percent will hold. But how seriously countries tackle this project will no longer be regulated within the plan. As of 2020 at the latest -- when the current commitment to further increase the share of green energy expires -- climate protection in the EU will apparently be pursued on a voluntary basis.

I have been informed that when some moron on bookface posts something along the lines of "Republicans/conservatives/anybodyotherthansocialists are fascists, here's why:", I'm supposed to waste time arguing with the clown.


I'd rather do almost anything than waste time with a socialist/communist who has a serious mental blockage on history and a big hate for anyone who won't play along.  Screw 'em.

Ah, that principled opposition to fracking:
A left-wing lobby group in San Francisco wired $55,000 to the bank account of an Indian chief in Northern Alberta, paying him to oppose the oilsands.

And sure enough, that chief – Allan Adam, from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation – earned his money. Last weekend, he flew to Toronto to sit on a stage next to Neil Young, the folk singer who was in town to demonize Canada’s oil industry.
Wonder if the tribe got any, or if Chief Dirtbag kept it all for himself?

When even the BBC is admitting solar activity is way down and it affects our climate...

Unfortunately I have no real shooty-goodness to write about.  Big problem is the hanging-on of effects from the whateverthehellitwas followed by the sinus infection: I get out in the cool/chilly wind(let alone when actually cold) and I start coughing.  A lot and painfully.  So even in coats and such no trips to the outdoor range right now, and the indoor just depends on the day.

If this is real.... ahem...


And if it is real, the Secret Service is having screaming fits over how somebody managed it.

Company builds pistol specifically for womens' self-defense:

the Usual Suspects™ lose their minds, as usual.  The idea that
A: The .gov cannot guarantee your safety, and
B: You have the right to protect yourself
makes them start crapping bricks.  They really would rather see a woman raped to death than her carrying a gun and shooting the rapist/s.

“I am horrified, shocked and angered,” says Binalakshmi Nepram, founder of the Women Gun Survivors Network in the north-eastern state of Manipur, who says it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure the security of its citizens.

“It’s ridiculous that the state is talking about arming women… The authorities saying, ‘Hey woman, come there’s a new gun for you which will make you safer,’ is an admission of failure on their part.”
Nepram, I don't know if you're missing something or just don't want to recognize it: the government CANNOT ensure your security.  Really, never could.  And people who're actually free have the right protect themselves, by what means necessary.  Is it that not having an all-powerful state horrifies you?  Or is it the idea of women taking action to protect themselves?

Speaking of the all-powerful and all-protecting state, here's what you get with that:
LaFont and her husband Karl Anders Peltomaa, a professor of physics and math at The Art Institute of New York, were at their home on West 83rd Street last April when Peltomaa had a bad reaction to medication he was taking (he had undergone open-heart surgery a few days earlier). LaFont called 911, telling them they needed an ambulance and her husband was "freaking out," worried about his heart.

The couples' dog escaped the apartment when Officer Anthony Giambra first arrived; LaFont chased after the dog, and when she returned, she found her husband inexplicably against a wall being handcuffed. LaFont instinctively touched the officer’s shoulder and yelled at him to stop; she was arrested as well.

Giambra later claimed that Peltomaa was an "emotionally disturbed person" who “indicated that he was willing to be placed in handcuffs for his protection.” But he also said that Peltomaa fought back, kicking him in the groin and shin. He also claimed that LaFont grabbed him for a full minute. The couple denies those charges completely; Peltomaa says he didn't fight the officer, was confused why he was being handcuffed to go to the hospital, and says the officer shoved him face down on the tile floor, splitting open his chin and dislocating his thumb.
Officer arrests her, lies, prosecutor tries the 'make a plea bargain to lesser charges' bullshit.  Happily, in this case the judge called bullshit; unhappily it appears the officer isn't being fired or prosecuted for abusing authority and perjury.

Ever see Roxanne?  This scene comes to mind:
Considering what's happened/happening to law enforcement, change this to "I would like people to think that, should there be a crime or need for help, calling the police would be a WISE thing to do!"  As opposed to a chance to be abused, arrested and lied about by some clown with a badge.