Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wisconson: current home of the Sicherheitsdienst

And run, appropriately, by socialist Democrats.
Wisconsin’s sordid episode began, appropriately, with a sound of tyranny — fists pounding on the doors of private citizens in pre-dawn raids. While sheriff’s deputies used floodlights to illuminate the citizens’ homes, armed raiders seized documents, computers, cellphones and other devices. 
Randa correctly concluded that the John Doe investigation had no reasonable expectation of obtaining a conviction. But its aim, which had been achieved until Randa’s ruling, was utterly unrelated to law. It was abetted by selective leaks by the prosecutors and by subpoenas sent to conservative donors and organizations nationwide. The purpose of all this was to suppress conservative political advocacy by consuming the time and other resources of conservative leaders, and by making people wary of collaborating with those targeted by a secretive criminal investigation.

By they way, if you've not heard of the organization before, check here.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Not all of it sounds quite like a repeat of the 1930's

Ukrainian Jews with combat skills formed a rapid intervention force to stop anti-Semitic attacks.

The force, which was set up in recent weeks, currently is made up of eight men who served in the Ukrainian or Israeli armies or have martial arts skills, the team’s founder, Tzvi Arieli, told JTA Thursday.
They're probably going to need more than bats, but it's a start.

Hey, if they don't class us as racist hatey-haters, their heads will explode.
Covers some of the other lies, too.

'Homo rapiens'? 
Once again, why I now have a label for 'Nutcase-level feminism'

'Fairness' at the university: sue their ass off.  For everything possible, as this is serious bullshit.
A University of Michigan student was given a four-year suspension after being found guilty of sexual assault–despite receiving little notice of the charges against him, no attorney, no trial and no jury.

Now, the former student, Drew Sterrett, is suing the public university for abridging due process rights guaranteed to him under the U.S. Constitution.

The IRS has finally agreed to hand over all of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means, The Daily Caller has learned.
About damned time; there is NO excuse for it taking this long.

The Portland PD: Officer Dumbass at their best.
Really, Portland?  This is the best you can manage?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Is this what finally causes Britain to tell the EUnuchs

to piss off?  We'll see.
George Osborne has promised to mount a new legal challenge to a European Union financial transactions tax after 11 countries, led by France and Germany, agreed to introduce the levy by 2016.

The Chancellor threatened new legal action, after a pre-emptive challenge was rejected last Wednesday, if Britain was asked to collect revenues for other European governments from taxes on transactions carried out in the City of London.

With a title like Yuppie, get your gun, I don't think Politico likes them.
Of course, these people are talking about taking up arms to defend their country; and them not wanting a communist overlord makes them Evil.

Tom Kratman has opinions on the M16 family; they're not friendly.

An opinion on the "Only the Politically-Correct Author should be eligible for our awards!" bullcrap.

"Open carry is an ACT OF INTIMIDATION!"

Or, of you're not a pants-wetting hoplophobe, more comfortable carry.  Especially in hot places.

The guy who wrote the "Take your 'Check you Privilege!' and shove it" piece?  That pissed the leftists off even worse.

Well done, sir!

I don't know either, what IS a 'forward-leaning pistol grip'?
For example, Gunn Barrett said a forward-leaning pistol grip might give a mass shooter better control over his rifle.

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said. “Yes, it can still kill people. But it is not as easy to manipulate and fire accurately than it would be if you had a forward-leaning pistol grip.”
So Barrett is the new McCarthy; not a good thing to emulate, you ignorant clown.

If this is how the professionals do it,

I'll stay amateur, thankyouverymuch...
Witnesses said the early morning shooting scene resembled something out of the “wild, wild west,” and that the two men in the car were alive after the first volley of gunfire. Two cops were also hit in the shooting, in the arm, with one also being grazed in the head. Both men, Montesano and his passenger, Corsini Valdes, not accused of any crime, were killed.
They fired 377 rounds, and shot hell out of the neighborhood as well as the two deceased and each other.

And the two in the car were unarmed.

Senior commanders admit they are very lucky more officers weren’t seriously hurt or killed. Even more haunting is the danger the residents in the area faced. At the time of the shooting, parents were getting their kids ready for school and across the street men and women stood exposed on a Metrorail platform.
To put it bluntly, No shit those people were lucky.  And I'd be interested in knowing how many buildings and other cars had holes in them.

Good: Paid-for education!

Bad(to a lot of people): You actually have to work for it.
But I can tell you this - for the last month, mikeroweWORKS has been offering FULL-RIDE scholarships to one of the best trade schools in the country. And as of now - a big chunk of that million dollars is still up for grabs. Why? Because mikeroweWORKS scholarships do not reward fame or celebrity. They reward work ethic, and the willingness to learn a necessary skill. In other words, they are designed to train people for jobs that actually exist.

As Kevin says, spread it around.

Yes, children, Dr. Micheal Mann is a crooked bastard

Regarding the Hockey Stick of IPCC 2001 evidence now indicates, in my view, that an IPCC Lead Author working with a small cohort of scientists, misrepresented the temperature record of the past 1000 years by (a) promoting his own result as the best estimate, (b) neglecting studies that contradicted his, and (c) amputating another's result so as to eliminate conflicting data and limit any serious attempt to expose the real uncertainties of these data.
Why, whoever wrote this?
Who is this fellow Christy? Well, he's a professor at the University of Alabama and the guy who devised the satellite temperature record. But more to the point he's also an IPCC Lead Author. And, in fact, an IPCC Lead Author on the very same chapter of the report that Mann was an IPCC Lead Author on.
Not exactly a anti-science right-wing denier, huh?

One more idiot who wants to 'fix' the 2nd Amendment

for the two standard 'Stop violence!' and 'It won't work anymore' arguments.
And this crap from a naturalized citizen:
A major part of the "problem," according to Sanghoee, is Americans' "blind adherence to the Constitution." That, evidently, is a favorite theme of Sanghoee's, who once commented (in response to pushback against yet another of his "gun control" screeds) that, "People need to get off their literal following of the constitution [sic] for every single thing," apparently believing that we should treat the guarantees of our fundamental human rights, as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, as figures of speech.
Well, if this place is so bad why don't you return from wherever it was you got away from?  Screw you Sanghoee.

Two things I'll point to from this post on the internal enemy:
...Using scarce and antiquated equipment, and relying on small units led by some excellent lieutenants, captains, and majors, the Guatemalans had developed their own anti-insurency doctrine and tactics, and were winning. It was tough, brutal fighting, and niceties were not often observed by either side; the guerrillas were on the run and barely kept alive largely thanks to the life-line from Mexico.
(personal aside: doesn't that make Mexico flatly an external enemy?  Seems so to me)
...As a then relatively young officer, I was taken aback at how Americans, including members of Congressional staff, could be so anti-American and so pro-communist. It was a shock that made me understand that the Democratic Party had gotten on the bus to Loopyville and never gotten off. They wanted the communist guerrillas to win.

Home invasion burglars get killed; families insist "They shouldn't have gotten hurt", etc.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

While we're at it, remember what 'Get rid of SYG laws and CCW permits!' actually means:

it means people like Bloomberg and Watts and Clinton would rather women like this lady be unarmed and dead than armed and alive.

Hey, Officer Unfriendly: Well Done!

Scared-to-death parents, terrified kids who're having nightmares, their home torn up; all because you don't have the brains or care to keep this from happening:
Turns out they were looking for a man who apparently had moved out of the house a year before the family moved in.
Isn't that just a WONDERFUL display of professionalism?  But fear, not, I'm sure THIS will make it alllll better:
Police didn’t comment about the raid, saying it’s part of an ongoing investigation, but the chief of police is reportedly set to reach out to the family.
Yeah, that and another stuffed animal will make it all go away.

Attention, the fucking morons in the Kalamazoo PD SWAT team:
Did it EVER occur to any of you to make sure the bad guy ACTUALLY LIVES THERE before you put on your ninja suits and ran out to kick in the doors?

I will give you this: if there were any family pets, at least you didn't chase them down and kill them.

What your college dollars may be paying for

Alice Gilbert can vividly recall her first day of class last fall in a black studies course called “The Obama Phenomenon” offered by Professor Otis Madison at UC Santa Barbara.

That’s because before his introductory lecture was over, the scholar “warned Ted Cruz-supporting ‘teabaggers’ to get the hell out of his classroom before he sent them home to their mother in a body bag,” Gilbert said in an email interview with The College Fix.
Let's see... personal insults, narrow-minded dirtbagginess and death threats... the Leftist Professor in his personal glory.

Nobody wants to ban guns... except Democrats like Clinton.

Well, maybe it all wasn't 'Rape' rape...

From a guy who knows something about SWAT use

In effect, SWAT teams manufacture, through their presence and very tactics and procedures, the circumstances that allow them, under color of authority, to kill citizens, whose only crime is often trying to respond to an unimaginable attack on their home. This is particularly horrific when the police murder innocent people or people guilty of no more than violation of minor, non-violent crimes or even bureaucratic regulations.  Of course, any citizen with the presence of mind to take up a firearm to protect themselves, their family and their home against armed intruders they often do not recognize as police officers could find themselves on the receiving end of a panicky and uncontrolled barrage of gunfire.

Police executives will often arrogantly proclaim “anyone that points a gun at cops is going to get killed.” Unfortunately, the courts often let them get away with that kind of mindless, blanket action. There is no question that there are circumstances so dangerous to the public and the police that SWAT teams and what are essentially military-style tactics and rules of engagement are justifiable, but those circumstances are rare indeed and should be easily articulable before and after the action. Contrast this with SWAT teams violently attacking citizens in their homes acting only on the possibility that any citizen might be armed and might be moved to use firearms to defend themselves and those they love. Any citizen manufacturing a situation that will give the appearance of legal justification to kill another will surely be charged with premeditated murder. How is a SWAT team doing the same thing any different in intention or outcome? Kenneth Wright and Dan Allgyer are lucky to be alive.

If you've got a son, grandson or other who's about to go to college,

you'd better pass this on; seems Obama & Co. and a lot of universities really don't like that 'innocent until proven guilty' thing, at least when a man is accused by a woman.
School officials are also encouraged to substitute a “single investigator” model for a hearing process, which seems a prescription for injustice. As the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education points out, pursuant to this model, “a sole administrator would be empowered to serve as detective, judge and jury, affording the accused no chance to challenge his or her accuser’s testimony.”
These “reforms” exacerbate an already dangerously unreliable approach to evaluating charges of assault. In 2011, the Department of Education issued guidelines requiring colleges and universities to employ a minimal “preponderance of evidence” standard in cases involving allegations of harassment or violence. This is the lowest possible standard of proof, which merely requires discerning a 50.01 percent chance that a charge is more likely than not to be true. It facilitates findings of guilt, which will be merited in some cases, and not others. For students wrongly accused, the consequences of a guilty finding can be as dire as a not guilty finding for students actually victimized.

More here; add this to the reasons some guys don't want to go to college.

This sounds good:
As gun-control proponents work to expand background checks on private sales of firearms, a House member angling for the Senate has introduced an expansion of excluded weapons to be classified as antique firearms.

Rep. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) bill would strike the year 1898 from U.S. Code and instead make the cutoff for an antique firearm 1913.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Fearful of further “provocations” on Friday,

which marks the anniversary of Soviet Russia’s victory over Germany in the Second World War, Kruskal said that he was considering renting a holiday camp to house 600 Jews away from the fighting he expects next week.

The next weekend is going to be very violent,” he said.
 Rabbi, I hope you folks have made arrangements for some people with arms to protect that camp; you may well need them.

And you really ought to make sure people start learning to use them for themselves.

Remember the Chiappa Mini-Sharps I mentioned before?

Lovely thing.  Few days back hit the outdoor range and the guy with the .357 Mag one was there trying out some loads, in specific
Hornady FTX 140-grain bullet over AA#9 powder, and
Speer Gold Dot 135-grain hollowpoints over 2400.

Get this: at 100 yards, the FTX loads were giving 1.5-2" groups.
The GD load were giving 2-2.25" groups. 
With it zeroed so the FTX loads were dead-on, the GD loads hit 8" above POA; I'd love to know what the velocities are on both of them.

He also shot at 50 yards; the FTX were dead-on(I'm guessing 2-3" high at 75), and the GD loads were 4" high.

The problem: he hasn't been able to find any of those bullets for months, so until he does, now that it's zeroed, no more shooting with the ones he has.

I restate: love to have one of these in .30-30.

Reason #4 to get rid of the EPA:

The corruption.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paid out nearly $500,000 in unauthorized bonuses, according to a report released by the EPA Inspector General. 

An Inspector General (IG) investigation found that 11 EPA employees received $481,819 in unauthorized retention bonuses between 2006 and 2013. The bonuses are meant to incentivize employees who receive other job offers.
One EPA employee received $77,204 in unauthorized pay over five years, even though he had only been approved for a one-year retention bonus. 

Another employee received incentive pay for four years totaling nearly $105,000, even though the bonus should have been terminated in 2009 because he was promoted.

I'd imagine the EPA is just fine with this "Screw African peasants wanting power!" attitude:
But it is as an Africanist, rather than a statistician, that I object most strongly to "climate justice." Where is the justice for Africans when universities divest from energy companies and thus weaken their ability to explore for resources in Africa? Where is the justice when the U.S. discourages World Bank funding for electricity-generation projects in Africa that involve fossil fuels, and when the European Union places a "global warming" tax on cargo flights importing perishable African goods? Even if the wildest claims about the current impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the models predicting the future impact all prove true and accurate, Africa should be exempted from global restraints as it seeks to modernize.

With 15% of the world's people, Africa produces less than 5% of carbon-dioxide emissions. With 4% of global population, America produces 25% of these emissions. In other words, each American accounts for 20 times the emissions of each African. We are not rationing our electricity. Why should Africa, which needs electricity for the sort of income-producing enterprises and infrastructure that help improve life expectancy?
Because the AGW clowns would rather they die younger and live worse than- gasp!- have electricity for better lives.

More wonders from the Brit NHS that we're supposed to envy and want to copy:
It found failings in 83 per cent of cases with “major avoidable factors” in 66 per cent of them. Nine out of 10 of the deaths of children could potentially have been avoided, the review concluded. 

Too many GPs were prescribing patients with the wrong medication in an attempt to keep down costs, giving sufferers only the blue “reliever” inhalers but not the brown “preventive” inhalers, which contain low doses of steroids and are prescribed to stop attacks.

Monday, May 05, 2014

I wonder if the "WHITE PRIVILEGE!! SLAVERY!!"-screaming idiots

are going to make as much noise about this?
Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.

"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse.

"There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women," he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.
Where's Fatass Sharpton?  He have anything to say about this?  Or is he too busy playing scientist on MSNBC?

The Vermont legislature is all butthurt

about the Citizens United decision, so they want to change the 1st Amendment.  To 'get money out of politics'.
Three guesses as to whether they'd get money from, say, George Soros out of it.

This kind of thing is why I now have a label of 'Nutcase-level feminism'.

Holocaust remembrance week: How armed Jews saved lives

You may have heard that Dear Leader wants to allow tolls to be charged on interstate highways.  You can imagine what I thought when I first read that.  Then saw this, read
Instead, they’re looking to increase revenue in other, less obvious ways. and my first thought was  "Putting toll booths on I40 is 'less obvious'?"  Ah, but then I realized:
"Citizens, of course you can travel the interstate highways freely!  You simply have to buy a prepaid TravelPass™ card first!  It will automatically pay the tolls as you pass a reader(and give us a record of where you go, and when, but let's not worry about that)!"

Wonder what more they'll find when the start using this in the Americas?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Kevin's right; even for The Guardian, this level of error is-

well, friggin' amazing.
A plan by President Barack Obama to close a loophole which allows Americans to buy weapons such as machine guns, grenades and sawn-off shotguns without undergoing background checks is set to be delayed, due to intense opposition from the NRA and other anti-gun-control activists.
You mean the stuff covered under the National Firearms Act of 1934?  Which requires an anal exam from the FBI and ATF- AFTER you pay the tax- to get a permit for?
An executive action announced by the White House last year said that all members of legally certified trusts buying or receiving federally regulated weapons would need to identify themselves by submitting photographs, fingerprints and a signed approval from a local law-enforcement chief to US authorities.
Sweet bloody Morrigan on a teeter-totter, do these idiots check ANYTHING before publishing?  EVERY BIT OF THAT- pics, prints and all- is covered under that act that's been in effect since 1934.  

And that's just the first two paragraphs... 

Update: I am reminded by riverrider that that's for individuals; the rules on a trust are different.  Some information on it here(thanks to Uncle for the link).

And a few more


Because I'm lazy

This is why they're referred to as 'bird cuisinarts'

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) announced it was suing the Obama administration for finalizing a rule that would allow wind farms to kill eagles for up to 30 years. The bird group says that the new rule violates existing federal laws.
It's not just eagles, either:
Last year, reports began to surface of the huge impact wind farms have on bird populations. One report said that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were being killed each year by wind turbines, more than 30 percent higher than federal government estimates. Many of these birds were protected by federal laws, including the Migratory Bird Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Problem here: 'Last year' is bullshit; these things killing avians has been documented for YEARS; what they actually mean is "This finally got bad enough we HAVE to say something."

Also, they finally got tired of Obama playing favorites:
It wasn’t until November 2013 that the Obama administration finally prosecuted an energy company for bird deaths at wind farms. The government ordered that a subsidiary of Duke Energy pay $1 million in fines for the killing of 160 birds at two wind farms in Wyoming.

But this has been the only wind power prosecution so far, and environmentalists worry that the Obama administration may be slow to prosecute more wind companies in the future, especially if companies are allowed 30-year “take” permits.
Be interesting to know the financial connections between Obama friends and the windfarm industry, wouldn't it?

Why, it's like they want bad things to happen at executions!

As if they want the publicity or something!
Missing from that report - and most others - was the reason why states are using new drug mixes obtained through unconventional means: Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Kentucky's three-drug lethal-injection protocol as constitutional in 2008, death penalty opponents have used every trick in the book to make the drugs disappear.
After the big bench affirmed the three-drug protocol, activists went after suppliers. The European Union threatened to ban the export of sodium thiopental to the United States. European producers stopped making it. U.S. manufacturer Hospira did too.

That's when states started experimenting and scrounging for "untested" drugs.

Under the heading of 'LE who should be in jail, I thought perjury was a crime?',
In Quiles’ report, he claimed that he stopped at the sign, and the accident was Weyker’s fault.

Within two days, authorities received video proof that the crash had been Quiles fault. They did not drop the charges, however. The county even wrote letters to Weyker demanding that she pay for all the damages to both cars.

Five months later, test results proved that Weyker was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the arrest. Still, it took another five months for prosecutors to drop the charges against her.
Said county officials and prosecutors should be fired, and the prosecutors disbarred.  They KNEW she was innocent, yet kept the prosecution going; add to 'prosecutorial misconduct' the taxpayer money they wasted on this.

And yet more disgraces to the badges they hide behind:
One officer can be heard to say: “Dude, we got the wrong guy.”

Johnson was hauled into the back of a police car, protesting all the while that he had done nothing wrong.

One officer jokingly suggested planting drugs in Johnson’s car.

“Someone drop the dope in here,” said an officer.

Nobody followed through on this suggestion. The officers did arrest Johnson for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, however.
Dudes, you're violent thugs trying to hide your screwup by arresting your victim.  You're liars and should be paying that award out of your own pockets.  And you should be canned.