Saturday, June 21, 2014

A new collection arrived for study

Judge Margaret Noe needs to have that black robe removed

permanently.  This is so friggin' idiotic it's hard to believe.

I've been wondering when someone would finally do this.  They've been tip-toeing around this for a long time so as not to offend the politicians, about time they decided "You have to live by the rules just like everyone else."

Wonder if Pelosi will declare this proof of War On Women or some kind of personal attack?

Florida passed an interesting law:
House Bill 89 by Representatives Combee (R) and Edwards (D) in the Florida House, and Senator Evers (R) in the Florida Senate, was signed in to law today by Governor Scott. The new law clarifies that a person may threaten the use of defensive force in order to prevent or terminate an imminent or actual unlawful physical attack or commission of a forcible felony by an aggressor

Even for all the rape-culture bullcrap,

this is just amazing:
This is...
words fail me

I see a purchase order in the future for Lawdog

Assuming it can handle dirt & gravel roads, of course.

Let's say you're a governor

You pushed for and signed a law that pissed-off a huge number of the population, including most of the sheriffs, and did this after colluding with one of the most big-name 'I want guns banned' people in the country.

And then you start saying things like this.

Brings up two questions: How the hell did Hickenlooper get elected, and why is anybody even considering voting for this lying idiot?

Friday, June 20, 2014

It's Friday night; I think I shall inspect the data

with a bit less rigour and a bit more, appreciation, tonight.

So not only were these murderers with Occupy,

it appears Las Vegas PD is trying to deflect attention from their screwups.
Jerad and Amanda Miller, who were banished from Bunkerville by supporters of Cliven Bundy, had worked as informants for Nevada law enforcement agencies. After the Millers murdered three people — Las Vegas Metro Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and Joseph Wilcox, an armed citizen who heroically tried to stop their rampage — their former handlers claimed that they were unaware of the couple’s “anti-police sentiments.” That claim is difficult to credit, given that Jerad Miller had a lengthy criminal record, and the fact that the couple had made itself very prominent in protests associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Jerad Miller, who was mired in the probation system because of narcotics convictions, was precisely the kind of person whose vulnerabilities make him valuable as an informant and provocateur.
 This link came from a post by the Dutchman.  I'll borrow it whole for those who can't go there:
Grigg refers to this paragraph in a story that I missed in the rush to get up to Massachusetts this past week:
According to police, the Millers had cooperated with Nevada law enforcement twice this year to provide witness testimony, but detectives did not receive any indication that the couple had anti-police sentiments.
The reader who forwarded me these links commented: "I guess an informant is the furthest thing you can be from a 3%er. . . Wouldn't it be interesting if someone filed a FOIA request with LE to determine exactly what the Millers 'provided'?"
Yes it would, but that is not necessary for us to draw some interesting questions of our own given the available facts. Let us use an even better chain of logic and facts than that used by the New York state political police in tying the Millers to me and the Three Percent:
1. The Las Vegas PD was in the middle of the conflict with the Bundys.
2. The LVPD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of, and responds willingly to, the corrupt political machine of which the perfumed Mandarin prince Harry Reid sits at the apex of.
3. Since the LVPD intelligence unit knew with excruciating precision exactly what was going on at the Bundy Ranch at any given moment, the fact that the Millers had visited and hung around for a couple of days until asked to leave was certainly known to them.
4. The Millers, while exhibiting a remarkable flexibility of ideology that ranged from the Occupy movement to glomming on to the Bundys, were certainly, consistently and virulently anti-police.
The LVPD then may be properly asked: Did you send the Millers to the Bundy Ranch? What pressures did you put on them to become informants? How much did the Millers resent your pressure to provide information? Who was their control officer and was he a member of the unit tasked to the Bundy situation?
The conclusion one CAN reach, even in the absence of the complete answers to those questions is this: It would be fairer to characterize the Millers as creatures of Harry Reid than "supporters" of Cliven Bundy, or indeed of the Three Percent.

"All cultures are equal!" My ass, #59

Breitbart reports that school health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form.
In fucking SWEDEN.

To every 'feminist' who screams and bitches about 'rape culture', unless you actually have things to say other than excuses and 'relevant to their culture' bullshit, Shut The Fuck Up. you cowards.

Gov. Hickenlooper of Colorado: Leadership that doesn't know what the hell

it's leading.
One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.

If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about it twice…In the end, how important really was it?

After all the kerfuffle, I went back to try to get some facts we should have had at the beginning. They told me there are roughly 300,000 magazine that carry more than 15 rounds in the state of Colorado already…How’s a police enforcement officer going to tell which is the old one and which is the new one? How much of a difference is it gonna make if there are that many?
Y'know, idiot, it might've been a good idea to find out some of this stuff BEFORE you let some staffer make promises for you.  Of course, you were busy kissing Bloomberg's ass instead of listening to all those sheriffs telling you this was a bad idea.

Which is why you're trying to kiss up to the sheriffs now.

And what the hell is this "My staffer flapped his lips, so I'm committed" crap?

On the current "You're not anti-rapey enough!" noise,

a couple of things:
Michael Williamson has a good piece.  Which includes
If you don't believe most people regard rape as abhorrent and vile, don't bother reading further. Subjectivity and objectivity are awkward partners.

If you disagree with others on strategies for fighting rape, then we can have a discussion.  We probably should, because people seem to be talking past each other. I've largely stayed out of this, but as of late there are a lot of people with unsupportable concepts that don't rise to the level of hypothesis, much less theory, telling women what the world should do for them to end rape.
Part of which is
Now, it's perfectly valid, and useful, to educate young men as to what constitutes rape.  Yes, getting a woman drunk and taking advantage of her is rape.  Manipulation can be rape.  If you don't have consent, it's rape.  These are problems that have always existed, and were exacerbated in recent decades due to several factors—young adults 18-21 not being able to socialize with adults around alcohol, lack of chaperonage for those learning how to be adults, failures in both parenting and education.

We can greatly reduce the existence of these type of rape by ensuring otherwise clueless and unfeeling people get a clue and comprehension.  Especially as you can look back to a number of movies and other media portrayal where exploiting drunk women is seen as humor.
Which does bring up some questions:
Wonder how much of this involves single-parent households with no father around?
Considering how much the entertainment industry has invested in pushing the 'Just get laid, anybody who has a problem with it is a right-wing prude' attitudes, wonder how they consider themselves to have no responsibility in the number of said clueless and unfeeling people?
Lots of other thoughts that're going to have to gel a bit.

If you're wondering what brought this subject up, Larry Correia wrote a piece, The Naive Idiocy of Teaching Rapists Not To Rape.   Which set off the Social Justice Warriors.  Which led to author John Scalzi and a guy named Hines doing hit pieces on Correia.  Which led to response.
...For those of you following the continuing balkanization of sci-fi/fantasy and the perpetually outraged Social Justice Warrior’s outrage of the week, it was recently revealed that liberal/feminist icon Marion Zimmer Bradley was a pedophile child rapist, with many victims, whose crimes were known about and covered up by elements of fandom… So yesterday the Social Justice Warriors boldly banded together to condemn conservative author Larry Correia for using the word “pussy”.
Better to go read than just get a summary, but short version: Scalzi pulled the now-standard of accusing Correia of saying shit he didn't say, Larry and a bunch of readers called him on it, and downhill from there.

Just to throw into the mix, over at Sarah Hoyt's place is this piece by Cedar Sanderson on the 'men just suck, always have, always will' crap being pushed.  Some scary stuff there.

No, I don't really have much to say right now; this shit is depressing.  Example:
Taylor Morris, a man with great big balls who doesn't give up.
Whose sacrifice is pissed on by the President & Co.

Hell with it, catch you later.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Iraq's on fire, Syria still burning, Libya a mess,

the price of oil is up, and this is discovered:

And we still can't build the rest of the Keystone Pipeline because Obama's the effing jackass he is...

Makes you wonder what Elibiary is slipping to the enemy,

doesn't it?
Affiliates of the Iraqi terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, are praising and potentially recruiting extremists based on controversial tweets by a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser who recently claimed that ISIL is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return.

The recent tweets by Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure who serves as a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), were recently picked up in the Arabic press and widely disseminated on Twitter by multiple Islamic extremists.

Elibiary’s tweets—which disparaged Americans as showing “belligerence” after the 9/11 terror attacks and told of the “inevitable” return of the Muslim caliphate—drew widespread criticism online and prompted calls for his removal from DHS’ advisory committee.

Now the comments are being circulated and praised by Islamic jihadists affiliated with ISIL and Syrian extremists.
The first question would be 'How the hell did this bastard become a Senior DHS adviser in the first place?

Oh yeah.
“For years those of us complaining about Elibiary’s extremist statements have done so to no avail,” Poole said. “The Obama administration has repeatedly doubled-down on their support for Elibiary and recently promoted him to homeland security senior fellow.”

Second question: why is he still there?  Besides Obama's weakness for the enemy, that is.
Answer: because cowardly chickenshits.
“I have personally briefed a roomful of members of Congress about the situation, and only a very few have been willing to publicly raise the issue while most have privately admitted the problem but sat back and done nothing,” Poole said.
I repeat: cowardice and chickenshit.

“The question for both the administration and Congress now is what are they going to do about the patently surreal position that Elibiary’s cheerleading for the ‘inevitable caliphate’ is being used fairly and in context by [ISIL] to recruit for jihad?”
Obama will do nothing but insist the bastard stays; most of Congress doesn't have the balls to even say anything, let alone demand he go.

Speaking of being on the enemy side,
Russian intelligence agencies are covertly funding and working with European environmental groups to campaign against fracking and maintain EU dependence on Russian gas, the head of Nato has claimed.... 

"I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations -- environmental organisations working against shale gas-- to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas," Mr Rasmussen, former Danish prime minister, told an audience at Chatham House, the international affairs think-tank...
I think the saying is 'Green on the outside, red on the inside'.

Also, in something that's unpossible, because all the right-thinking people say he didn't have such,
17.09 Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX. Here is the CIA's file on the complex. Quote Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed. These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers.
They say it's 'decayed and not considered a real threat'; just how comforting is that?  Especially not knowing what equipment and materials may have been taken in Syria?

On the subject of double standards

@AmandaMarcotte  in 2007:
defense attorneys for the accused rapists in the Duke lacrosse case “rape-loving scum.”

Marcotte in 2014:
defense attorney Hillary defending accused rapist “shouldn’t matter”.
Of course not, she's Hillary!  And nobody can point to any actual accomplishments, but she should be President anyway!

"We're the Only Ones..."
A police officer mistakenly fired his rifle Wednesday morning while in court in front of the judge. 
A Miami-Dade Police Officer, according to police, was demonstrating a scenario to a judge on the 30th floor of the Lawson E. Thomas Court House around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

After demonstrating, police say the officer mistakenly fired one shot from his police issued rifle, an AR-15.
Wonder if he dropped the magazine and forgot to clear the chamber?  Didn't even bother because "I am an Expert and don't have to worry about such", or what?

Because they want to control everything.  For our own good, of course:
Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) and Lois Capps (D., Calif.) have, at the urging of reformed adman Seth Matlins (D., formerly of Creative Artists Agency, Rock the Vote, etc.), offered up a very silly bill to empower the federal government to censor advertising on the theory that the overuse of photo-editing software causes anorexia and other eating disorders. The world being full of stupid people, there is an emotionally incontinent for-the-children petition demanding that the Federal Trade Commission implement this censorship, on top of Mr. Matlins’s earlier demand that advertising in which images have been altered — which is to say, advertising — be labeled to alert beef-witted Americans to the fact of that alteration.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Project, last mod (updated)

At least for now.

Took it to the range this morning and tried it out and did some sight adjusting.
Part the First: worked flawlessly.
I'd expected it might shoot low, instead it was high.  Quite a bit.  Dropped the rear sight to the lowest notch and that put it dead-on with the practice load at 30 yards.  Did have to drift the rear a bit to the left; it's close enough that I'm not going to mess further with it until make a witness mark or two and have a more-solid rest and better light.  Plus some of the full-power hollowpoints want to try it with.

Update: Just struck me why it was hitting so high: when I bent the magazine tube so it would fit into the front barrel band without pulling down on the barrel, it got rid of the downward tension that'd always been there before.  Thus it started shooting much higher than before. 
I'd wondered about the effect when I changed it, but it'd slipped my mind.

Part the Second: with the magazine spring at original length the tube holds seven rounds, and the last is pretty tight to push in, which brings me to the modification: shortening the spring.

Here's how it looks with tube, section cut off, full-length spring, follower and end cap
The spring is 27" long.  I figured put the follower, spring and end cap in, slide the cutoff section on, compress the spring, and mark the part inside the cutoff.  Yeah, that didn't work real well(you try juggling the damn things).  Which led to this change: leave out the follower
put the end cap on the bottom, tube on top
drop in spring
slide in brass rod
slide on cutoff section

compress spring all the way to the tube end
raise the cutoff section just enough to slide a thumbnail in and catch the spring
remove cutoff, carefully remove spring so I didn't lose the spot, and measure.  Immediately.

The part that fit in the cutoff section was 5.5" long(cutoff is 3.5").  I reduced that to 5" even and cut it,

bent the end* to make it level instead of a sharp end sticking down, wiped it all down and reassembled.  Which consists of
drop in the follower
drop in the spring
carefully work the spring into the tube
put the end plug on without letting the spring come shooting out
install the screw that locks the plug in place.

Tried it, and it now holds eight rounds and feeds with no problems.  Which latter was a great relief since I can't glue a new piece on the spring if it was a bit weak.

One more thing I definitely intend to do at some point is replace that yellow plastic follower with one made of either brass or steel.  Read somewhere that someone makes one, if I can't find that I'll make one.

One thing I might do at some point: this stock gives the carbine a 13" pull, which it a bit short for comfort for me; if I can find a stock a bit longer might have to pick one up and fit it.

*Actually bent both; it had just been cut off of a longer section or wound to length and cut with not cleanup on the ends.

Wonder how she plans to control what viewpoints

we'll be allowed to have?
"We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people"
Also, who gets to decide what's 'terrorizing'?  And who's the majority?

And why she's not applying that to the radical muslims?

Dear FDA:

Howzabout taking a large shaker of salt and shoving up your ass?  That should occupy you for a while so you stop screwing with trying to restrict the stuff just because you want to.

You might recall the study that was announced not long ago in which the .gov admitted 'We can't prove the amount of salt people eat actually causes a problem, but we want you to stop anyway'; this is just a continuation of the nannies really wanting to save us from something.  Whether we want it or not or it actually DOES anything or not.

A new instance of theft under color of law.  Got a safety deposit box or some account you don't actually do anything with much?  Better check on it.

"Because we didn't WANT to catch him, but now we needed a distraction!  Stop asking questions!"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Know what'd be interesting?

A lever-action rifle with the loading port on the left side.

'New and Improved' Remington ammo test

Couple of days ago had to go by Wally World*, and just out of curiosity went by the ammo case, and Lo!  There were .22s there!  The 225-packs of Remington Golden Bullet, but still the first .22 I've seen in the wild in quite a while.  With 'New and Improved' on the side.

Well, they're far better than nothing, so got two boxes, and today tried them out best way I could think of, with the 15-22.

Reason?  I've mentioned it before, that sucker has eaten every brand/type of .22LR I've fed it except the Remington GB.  As in somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 of the damn things wouldn't fit all the way into the chamber.  And that's from a couple of different boxes bought at different times.

So today I put fifty rounds through.  No misfires(a miracle there for Remington bulk-pack), no failures to feed, just bang-bang-bang.

Maybe Remington finally pulled their head out and started doing these right.

*As a guy I know puts it "Sometimes you gotta go to Wal-Mart."

And it's done

Actually 16 3/8" in the barrel*, now ready to try out.

In the spirit of 'screw with what'll cost the least to replace', the fitting was done on the front sight, not the dovetail in the barrel.  Bit of an odd size, all cutters were either a bit too large or too small.  Used the closest 'little small' size, then filed the base of the sight till would slip partway in, made sure wouldn't be too tight, then used a brass punch to tap it to center.

Also, as the magazine tube caused a fair bit of downward tension on the barrel when the front band was installed, VERY carefully put a slight bend in the tube so it would slip on nicely.  Probably not necessary, but I feel better.
Added: on this mag tube reshaping, when I got to the range I'd expected I'd have to either raise the rear sight or file down the front, since the front sight- now being mounted on a thicker portion of barrel- would be taller.  Instead, it was hitting high.  REAL high, as in ~5" high at 30 yards.  Apparently that downward tension on the barrel had been affecting POI previously a lot more than I thought.

Only 'Aw CRAP!' moment was at the very end: the end of the lever fits into the bolt, a pin locks them together, and there's a screw that goes on the left side of the receiver that locks it in place.  Said screw was not to be found.  Lesson learned a long time ago: take some masking tape and use it to hold group parts(like lever, pin, screw) together.  Lesson reminded of today: check the damn tape before it goes in the trash can, it's easier on the nerves.

Now for time to get to the range with a box of ammo.

*I would far rather find it a touch longer than shorter.
And yes, I CAN twirl it.  Part of the function-testing, y'know.

That 'Things are wonderful in Australia since the bans and restrictions!' line?

Not so much.
As former Australian politician Tim Fischer turns the shooting of Christopher Lane into an opportunity to push a travel boycott until the U.S. changes its gun laws, police in Sydney launched "a new plan to tackle out-of-control gun violence" there.

According to the Ballina Shire Advocate, "over 9,000 guns have been taken off New South Wales (NSW) streets and 3352 people have charged" during previous operations in the last 12 months alone.

When the anti-rights people admit the truth:
And Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn’t solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn’t have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed  by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes.
“The fact that people have learned that the government has taken for itself the right to listen in on our most private conversations has done nothing to inspire faith in government restraint. It’s that lack of faith in government restraint that makes it difficult to do things like ask everybody to take a background check.”
Ya think maybe?
“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think. … Is it a messaging problem when a mass shooting happens and nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting? Sure it’s a challenge in this issue.”
Yeah, it's a challenge when you admit you've been lying about what you want to do and why.

You'll note at the end he goes back to the '80 to 90% of people want this' line; problem is, if that was true it would've happened.  Because that percentage of people would've yelled at their legislators.  They didn't, because they don't; people like Watts and Bloomberg and Glaze are lying about that, too.

Speaking of reasons not to trust the .gov, we have another power grab by the Dept. of Transportation:
The department is intensifying its battle against distracted driving by seeking explicit authority from Congress to regulate navigation aids of all types, including apps on smartphones.

The measure, included in the Obama administration’s proposed transportation bill, would specify that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to set restrictions on the apps and later order changes if they are deemed dangerous, much the way it currently regulates mechanical features of cars.
Control.  And the car companies are behind it because they want you to have to buy THEIR navigation crap.

Hey, another way to smear people, brought to you by New York and the anti-rights people.
Issued following this month’s Las Vegas killings, a bulletin leaked from the New York State Intelligence Center has warned state law enforcement against a “recent spike in violence” targeting them, and cites a figure familiar to Gun Rights Examiner readers as a catalyst for inspiring those so inclined.

“Michael Brian Vanderboegh, a longtime militia member and founder of the III Percent Patriot Movement which was supported by Jerad and Amanda Miller, travelled to NYS at least once in 2013 to speak to the Liberty Oath Keepers meeting in Monticello, NY.,” the “official use only” bulletin marked “Not for public or media release” advises. “The III Percent Patriots are a militia group comprised primarily of gun rights extremists who believe in the need to use violence against the government to prevent what they believe to be an impending seizure of all private firearms.
It's not called a 'fusion center', but same thing I'd guess.  And about as accurate as the crap that came from the FCs.

Hoyt's opinion on Obama's 'genius'(and other things):
Come on, the biggest thing they have to tout is the fact that he was editor of the Harvard Law review, even if he published nothing. That means IQ, grades and achievement are all of a nullity or very close. Which – yes, I’m going to be crude here – in an age of political correctness when Harvard would want to give him a “win” (i.e. good grades/honors) just because of his color and his exotic religious background, means he must be something special in the way of dumb.

That is important, to an extent, because it means to the extent he’s in control, we’ll get dunce-moves.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The dovetail, it is cut

First time I've been able to watch someone actually setting the mill up and doing this.  Straightforward, but with a dovetail you get one pass; no room for error on the depth.

I need to do a bit of filing to fit the sight, then I can put this thing back together and try it out.  Couple of other things I'm going to look at, but right now it's late and I'm tired.  So I will leave you with a pic of a sniper team that has remarkable self-discipline, because they've got to be damned uncomfortable

A newborn volcano

may be coming up there; be interesting as hell to see.  Bet geologists from all over are buying tickets to India.

We're at that "And how are you supposed to have polite discourse

with the insane?" level.
Yes, the 'EndFathersDay' thing was fake; these people actually like the idea.  Because Men = Evil.

Why are progressives and gun bigots so murderous?

I guess what I'll do if I'm ever in that situation and I see one of these half-witted yahoos walking in with a weapon, high-caliber rifle ["high-caliber"--like the AR-15's .223?] like that, I'll just put on a berserk act. I will just start screaming Gun! Gun! Gun! Watch out, everybody hit the deck! Guns! Guns! Everybody! And then dial 911 and I will say, shots fired, which will bring every g**-damned cop within 15 miles. And then the half-wits with the long guns are going to panic and they're going to run out of the store and if that rifle isn't shouldered properly, the cop is going to take a look at that and put a bullet right in their forehead [Malloy also appears to have rather optimistic expectations regarding cops' marksmanship].
Let's see, false 911 report, intent to cause death... nice of him to state publicly that he intends to commit such crimes.

Because operators can't be bothered with making sure

the right people are still there.
Although the address matched the search warrant, the police had missed the fact that the intended suspects had already moved out and new residents now lived there.
And, just to make the PR aspect SO much better,
Finally, when the police determined they had made a mistake, they gave the three victims a bottle of water and told them to go back inside.   No apologies were offered.
Because something like "Gentlemen, a mistake was made here and you have our apologies" is just too, common for operators like these.  Or something.

One more reason to get rid of the thug organization known as DHS

Veterans seeking treatment at the VA Hospital in San Deigo, CA this past Wednesday were greeted by an ominous assembly of black uniformed paramilitary police bearing identification patches of DHS and Police, with no name tags or badges. Citing “presence deterrence” as the reason for the action, little more in the way of an explanation was offered.

Reports from witnesses state that approximately 20 Federal Protection Services officers, in black SWAT-style uniforms and full gear as well as four bomb-sniffing dogs massed at the entrance to VA Mission Valley Health Care Clinic. FPS is an enforcement group within DHS charged with the protection of government properties.

Oh, the warmenists will NOT like this:
Sensational discovery of 4000-year old chunks of wood at the edge of glaciers in Switzerland proves climate was warmer in the past than previously thought. Distinguished geologist, Professor Christian Schlüchter, condemns politically corrupt 'man-made global warming' scientists for covering up the game-changing find.

Hmmm... Hickenlooper apologizes to the sheriffs... I'd guess he's a bit worried about things.  Miserable bastard ought to be.

Who President Obama surrounds himself with,

and just looooves the advice of, tells you a lot.
As a senior member of the Enron Task Force, Ms. Ruemmler prosecuted four Merrill Lynch executives and sent them to prison on an indictment that was “fatally flawed.” The conduct the prosecutors alleged was not criminal. At the same time, she deliberately hid exculpatory evidence—that is, evidence she was constitutionally compelled to hand over to the defense. Indeed, the prosecutors not only acknowledge the evidence as exculpatory, they yellow-highlighted it as such—then buried it.

Not only did Ms. Ruemmler hide the evidence she had identified as crucial to the defense, but she signed the false and misleading “disclosure letter” to defense counsel. Ms. Ruemmler then elicited hearsay testimony from witnesses that was directly contradicted by the first-hand evidence she and her Task Force hid. She capitalized on and compounded the injustice, repeatedly telling the court and jury “facts” that were directly refuted by the evidence she hid.
Ms. Monaco was implicated in the prosecutorial misconduct that infected the Enron Broadband case prosecution. Houston Judge Vanessa Gilmore was irate with the prosecutors. They elicited false testimony from a government witness, threatened witnesses for the defense with indictment if they testified, and used evidence already ruled inadmissible.
Was that because of Ms. Monaco’s experience with the “terror of a prosecutor” Leslie Caldwell, also from the Enron Task Force, who now heads the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice? Ms. Caldwell spearheaded the destruction of Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs only to be reversed 9-0 by the Supreme Court because of the flawed indictment and the absence of criminal intent.
So.  Obama surrounds himself with corrupt, lying bastards who have contempt for the law.  Big surprise.  My question now is 'Why didn't any of these judges move to have them disbarred?  To have them charged?'

Because the judges are lawyers, too, and the chickenshits seem to cover for each other no matter what.  'The judge was irate', but not enough to actually DO anything about it.

We're supposed to trust the legal system why, again?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eric Cantor is seriously upset

that Laura Ingraham didn't treat him with the respect he thinks his due as one of the Chosen Ones.

Message for Mr. Cantor:

No wonder Obama doesn't want anyone asking them questions or taking pictures,

considering the wonderful things these people are bringing to our country.
Approximately 300 of the roughly 1,000 people in the facility are being housed in the sally port, a controlled-entry garage normally used to unload illegal immigrants so they can’t run off, Border Patrol staff who work in the facility said. There are only eight portable toilets in the holding facility and two are designated for people with infectious diseases.

Cuellar said Border Patrol agents and medical staff have confirmed cases of highly contagious diseases among the illegal immigrants, including tuberculosis, chickenpox and scabies.

“In fact, some of the Border Patrol [agents] have been affected by this” and are concerned about transmitting diseases to their own families if they get exposed, Cuellar said.

Cuellar said he spoke to many immigrants who told him that violence and economic problems in their home countries forced them to leave and come to the United States. He spoke at length with a 12-year-old girl who made the dangerous journey from Honduras on her own.
And we'll never know how many have died, how many have been grabbed by slavers, how many raped.  All because that bastard in the Oval Office put out word to 'send your kids, we'll let them stay!  And we'll try to get the whole family together!'

New project

Several years back I picked up a EMF clone of a Model 92 Winchester in .357 Mag.  Slick little rifle, holds ten rounds of Mag.

Over time, I decided I wanted to do two things: find a large-loop lever*, and shorten it.

Problem one: you tried to find one of those levers the last few years?  Lucked out on that one, friend located one for me.  Had to turn a new pin, the one that locks the lever to the bolt, as the hole in the new lever was a bit smaller; no big deal, and works perfectly.

Shortening the barrel isn't that big a deal, the part that was a problem was cutting a new dovetail to mount the front sight.  Know a guy with access to a mill, and we finally got around to ordering the mill cutter needed for that size dovetail, so I needed to get started on the rest.

Whole mess includes
Strip the rifle.
Mark the new barrel length.
Cut and crown the barrel.
Cut the magazine tube to match.

Here's the rifle stripped to barrel and receiver

It's a 20" barrel, I'm cutting it to 16.25" so I've got a little extra over the legal minimum.  First, run a jag and tight patch in from the rear, stop it about an inch below the cutting point, then unscrew the rod and leave the jag and patch to keep saw and sanding residue from going all the way down the barrel(I also wrapped a plastic bag around the receiver and taped it closed).  Measure it about three times, mark the barrel, measure it again, then clamp it in a padded vise, take a new 32-tooth hacksaw blade and some cutting oil, and saw.

Then to the disc sander.  Use a machinist square to make sure the table and square are actually square, lay a suitable piece of thin stuff on to protect the finish, and work the muzzle lightly into the disk, rotating back and forth and around, checking frequently to see if it's cleaned up all the saw marks.

When they're gone(using a 120-grit disk), you're done here.

I pushed the jag & patch on out to get rid of the crud in the bore, then put a new patch in. 

Next step, clamp the barrel vertically in a vise and use emery cloth to break the sharp corner on the outside of the muzzle and round it off nicely, also polish the face a bit more.

 I started with 180-grit, then went to 240.

When it looks good, change patches again, and move on to crowning.  I described the method used here, and it works.  Yes, a lathe would have definite advantages for both cutting and crowning.  I don't have or have access to a lathe that size, so by hand it is.

After crowning, push out the patch, then run a couple of lubed patches through to get all the stuff out, then a dry, and that part of the barrel work is done.

The magazine tube is a simpler version: measure, mark, cut, and square off the cut end, then de-burr it.  I cut the back end, since the front has the holes for the plug screw and such.

Then clean both cut surfaces and hit them with Van's Cold Blue, oil, and let sit overnight.

Here's the shortened rifle and mag tube with the cut-off portions.

Two more things to do:
You have to drill a short blind hole in the barrel for the end of the mag tube plug screw to go into, and
file a notch in the bottom of the barrel for the barrel band screw to slip through.  There's one on the mag tube(another reason to cut the back end), too. 
Very carefully mark where the hole for the screw goes, and use a center-finder jig to mark the exact center, then drill just deep enough, in this case ~1/10  inch.

When that's done, install the band and tube, match the hole in the barrel band to the notch in the mag tube, and mark the barrel , then use a small round file to cut the notch.

And here's what that looks like
Some little scratches from putting the band on & off; after the dovetail is cut, I'll wash everything free of oil and hit it with the blue to clean that up.

That's it for the part I can do.  When the cutter comes in I'll get the barrel to friend and get the dovetail cut.

Here's how it looks now, just fitted together for a picture

Couple of notes:
The barrel is slightly larger diameter where the new cut goes, so I'll likely have to shorten the sight a bit.
The inside of the barrel band had to be enlarged a bit to fit the larger diameter.  Did that with a dremel and sanding drum.

Hope that cutter gets in soon, I really want to try this thing out.

*Why?  Because John Wayne, you communist, what's wrong with you?  Go watch Rio Bravo and get your head straight.

There're reasons I call the Palisimians

Including their celebrating mass-murders and kidnappings.

It says one of the victims is a US citizen; wonder if Obama will come up with a new hashtag, or just ignore it?

I mean, he's got IMPORTANT things to do, like figure out how to blame all this on someone else so he can ignore it.  Or pretend to be concerned until it's too late and "I really do need to negotiate with these people, as the Iraqi nation is now headed by them."

Of course, he is rather busy screwing the country in other ways, too:
Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families, National Review reported Friday.

“If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here? … I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Mr. Cabrera told the magazine.

Some of our Presidents' other soulmates, who have solutions for our problems.  That involve most of us being fertilizer.  This article has a fair amount of crap(since when have progressives been against statist solutions?), but has some very revealing quotes:
Elaborate justifications were offered as to why poor people in other countries wouldn't benefit from cheap electricity, fertilizer and roads in the same way the good people of the Tennessee Valley had. Biomass (eg, wood burning), solar and efficiency “do not carry with them inappropriate cultural patterns or values.” In a 1977 interview, Amory Lovins added: “The whole point of thinking along soft path lines is to do whatever it is you want to do using as little energy — and other resources — as possible.”
When challenged as to why poor nations should not have what we have, green leaders respond that we should become more like poor nations. In The End of Nature, Bill McKibben argued that developed economies should adopt “appropriate technology” like those used in poor countries and return to small-scale agriculture. One “bonus” that comes with climate change, Naomi Klein says, is that it will require in the rich world a “type of farming [that] is much more labor intensive than industrial agriculture.”
It wasn’t long before environmental groups came to oppose nearly all forms of grid electricity in poor countries, whether from dams, coal or nuclear. “Giving society cheap, abundant energy,” Paul Ehrlich wrote in 1975, “would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
You'll notice they like the idea of serfdom; much easier to control the masses when they're trying to keep from starving to death on the masters' appropriate-tech farms.

Hot female poses with rifle

Usual Suspects lose what little mind they have