Saturday, June 28, 2014

All right, one more

Mother Nature: trying to kill you 24/7

And, sooner or later, one way or another, she'll do it.
A Bengal tiger bounded from a creek bank and sunk its teeth into a man on a fishing boat in eastern India.

The tiger then yanked the man off the boat and into a creek as his terrified children watched, reports The Times of India.

The incident happened around dawn on Thursday in the Sunderbans National Park.

The man, 62-year-old Sushil Majhi, is presumed dead. His body will likely go unrecovered.
Unless they find some piles of cat poop.

I've read of the Sundarbans region before; bad reputation for man-eaters.  The game rangers in that park travel only in groups, armed and armored.

Principal David R. Stoeve of Ashton Ranch Elementary School,

sounds like you need your ass sued off.  And to be fired for high-grade stupid.
Martinez said the principal, David R. Stoeve according to the school’s website, responded by compelling the little boy to sign a document in which he labels his own actions as “sexual misconduct.” The principal also gave the kid detention. 

KTVK shows the boy’s chicken-scratch signature on the document. It’s surrounded by a bunch of legalese. 

 It’s not clear if the kindergartner can read complex documents in which admits to “sexual misconduct.”
He's FIVE BLOODY YEARS OLD, of fucking COURSE he can't read complex documents, you-
Stoeve, you suck.  Like a Hoover with a supercharger.  You should be thrown the hell out of that job before you do more damage to kids.

How bloody stupid are the people running federal agencies?*

This stupid.
Just effing amazing.

Speaking of- well, this isn't stupid, it's criminal and evil.
And I hope Zimmerman gets both ears and the tail of the NBC ass.

How effing stupid are some leftists?  This stupid.
Rolling Stone reported that former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe declared at a taping of a show for Viacom’s Logo channel that he was afraid to get an HIV test in the 1980s for fear of the right-wing oppression that would result. He waited five years out of progressive paranoia.

And this stupid and bigoted:
ANDY DEAN, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Is that a stretch, the Nazis versus the Tea Party who just want smaller government?

BROOKS: What is true is that ideologues are only loyal to ideology.

DEAN: The Tea Party’s ideology isn’t to take over Europe, it’s for smaller government and less taxes.

BROOKS: But they are still ideologues. They will don’t want to compromise...
Speaking of idealogues, look in a mirror, jackass.

An interview with a terrorist who failed in his big shot at mass-murder, but is a friend and adviser to Obama.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Finally, time to wash off the grease, settle in and

go over the latest dump.  Large one tonight(shut up, that's not what I mean and you know it).

This brings SWAT bullshit to a whole new level

As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs.
Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they’re private corporations, not government agencies. And therefore, they say they’re immune from open records requests. Let’s be clear. These agencies oversee police activities. They employ cops who carry guns, wear badges, collect paychecks provided by taxpayers and have the power to detain, arrest, injure and kill. They operate SWAT teams, which conduct raids on private residences. And yet they say that because they’ve incorporated, they’re immune to Massachusetts open records laws. The state’s residents aren’t permitted to know how often the SWAT teams are used, what they’re used for, what sort of training they get or who they’re primarily used against.
'Bullshit' barely even begins to touch on the festering pile of corruption this is.  Really?  You're the effing POLICE, but now you're immune from Open Records law?  Nobody gets to find out the crap you're doing?  To who?

Which makes you wonder just what all the hell they're trying to hide with this?

And this is when and where my pro-Second Amendment evolution began –

about a year into my time on the street, seeing victim upon victim. All unarmed. All defenseless.
I began to realize things would have been different had they been armed, because the very few legal NYC gun owners I came across had won their confrontations with criminals.
I finally told one elderly victim of a particularly bad post-robbery beating to leave the city and buy a shotgun (all that was needed was a New York driver’s license in the surrouding counties). I was admonished by a supervisor. I didn’t care.
Critiquing myself I thought, here I was, a kid in his early 20s who was allowed to carry a firearm unrestricted 24/7. Yet, doctors, bankers, lawyers, nurses, carpenters, retirees, moms, and dads couldn’t. People far more mature and responsible than I didn’t have the same ability to protect themselves that I did. But the bad guys had all the guns they wanted.

Gun laws stopped making sense.
Every time a cop in some place like New York realizes this, one more little victory.

'Most transparent administration' my ass.
In one instance, the long sought-after drone memo references another legal memo that concluded that al-Awlaki's American citizenship did not "preclude the contemplated lethal action." From this reference, we can deduce that the OLC authored a separate drone memo assessing – and dispensing with – the proposition that an American citizen had the right not to be deprived of his life without some form of judicial process. But that earlier memo, treated by the executive branch as binding law, is still secret.
Let us note that this is the President who said 'I'm really good at killing people', and who's also fought every step of the way to keep all this secret.  With his ass-kissers helping.

Revealing, isn't it?  Someone else finds a target, sets everything up, he gives the 'OK' and think's HE'S 'really good at killing people'... bastard probably actually thinks HE killed bin Laden.

Your local Red Cross may be good, but the national/international racket IS a racket.

Every senator signing on to this power grab at the expense of the 1st Amendment, it's my reasonable belief that they should be dragged into the street, horsewhipped, tarred and feathered, and banned from ever holding a public office.  Ever.

Besides the general disgusting of 'Only report what we want, or else', this brings up "Why the HELL was the EffingBI involved in this crap?"
This week, Lara Logan returned to CBS after being sent to the cornfield because the Obama administration didn’t like a report on Benghazi she did for “60 Minutes.” The FBI actually pressured the network, and called a featured source of hers a liar. Even though she had multiple other sources, the network had her apologize on air, and after an effort to publicly humiliate her, she was banished from the network for seven months.
A: The network is either run by cowards or dirtbags(I'm going for 'both'),
B: One more "We're supposed to trust the FBI why, again?
C: This is why I have a category 'Sorry excuses for reporters', covering the shitbird 'journalists' who take part in this 'preferred narrative' bullshit.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Yeah, I really want these clowns monitoring what I buy, eat

and do.  'For my own good', of course.

And to Google, with their 'Don't be Evil' lies:
At the ongoing Google I/O conference, Google CEO Larry Page says his company’s ability to collect vast amounts of personal information is positive, and that the company is not going far enough with the collection and analyzing of that information.
“For me, I’m so excited about the possibilities to improve things for people, my worry would be the opposite,” he told the New York Times’s Farhad Manjoo. “We get so worried about these things that we don’t get the benefits … Right now we don’t data-mine healthcare data. If we did we’d probably save 100,000 lives next year.”
 Go the fuck away and stop trying to control other peoples' lives, you sorry bastard.  Don't you have some Chinese bloggers to sell out to the PRC so they'll let you kiss their ass or something?

Doc says "Do you have any guns in the house?

And did you know-"
You say "Doc, before you give me advice on this, I need you to fill this out and sign it."
Can you imagine the constipation?

Found that link in this post on a farging idiot named Mike "The Gun Guy" Weisser.
Who thinks people with physical handicaps should be disarmed by their doctor...

And one more, which could be classed as "Not only do we want to take your guns, we want to kill you in masses while we're at it."  From Susie Madrak:
But Perlstein doesn’t mention the big honkin’ elephant in the room: Namely, at what point does the federal government literally go to war with its own citizens? Because we’re not talking about bank robbers here, we’re talking about (mostly) non-criminal cranks — scofflaws and political malcontents. So what line has to be crossed in the good old U.S. of A. before we start mowing them down to make our point? Because you can’t talk about the Bundy ranch without talking about Ruby Ridge, and Waco.

So here’s the political corner into which we’ve painted ourselves.
The only good thing about this is Madrak is open about it: She WANTS (someone else, can't get her own hands dirty, of course) the .gov to start killing us. In large numbers.  Because we're (mostly)non-criminal cranks- scofflaws and political malcontents who own guns and dare to tell someone from the .gov "Enough."

Next part of this:
Do we have the ATF and BLM agents roll up in armored tanks? Do we use drone strikes? I can see the administration’s reluctance to have that confrontation — after all, it’s not as if gun control advocates were flooding the White House switchboard, screaming to ‘take them out!’ And then we do have the militia types all over the country, just waiting for an excuse to start their own local uprising. These assholes want a civil war so bad, they can taste it.
WE want a civil war?  Madrak, YOU'RE openly talking about the .gov killing people in mass numbers because we don't fall into line like nice little serfs, and WE want a war?

Idiots like you are part of the reason there are a lot more gun owners than there used to be: they read crap like this and it scares hell out of them.  YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT KILLING MASSES OF PEOPLE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM OPENLY SAID "Knock this crap off."

And you seem to think that if enough gun control advocates were flooding the White House switchboard, screaming to ‘take them out!’, well, THAT would make it all good!  Because that would give Obama & Holder political cover, I guess.

These people are out of their farging minds.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Used to be an author named Marion Zimmer Bradley,

and I had some of her books; used to like them*.  Well, among other things that've floated to the surface in all the noise about how horrible Correia & Co. are, is some history about her and her husband.  Child molestation.  And this gentleman is rather pissed at the way some of the same people crapping on the International Lord of Hate are making excuses and coverups for the Bradleys.
So who is the real monster: the person who committed the acts, or the apologist explaining the acts and even, in some cases, justifying them?

Yes, you there, defending MZB because you enjoyed her books– you’re a monster, too. You use psychology to defend her actions, you claim her ignorance was a product of the way she was raised, you state that her dislike for sexual favors from her ex was a result of her inherent lesbianism (yes, someone stated that) and she could not possibly understand what her husband was forcing a child to do. You are as much of the problem as the actual perpetrator is, because you are an enabler There’s a special little place for you.

A mod for the Lee Perfect Powder Measure

When it's connected to the Universal Powder Charging Die

While back I bought one of the measures, and it's worked well.  I dug around and found that the Universal Die would let you mount it on a progressive press, my Dillon 450 in this case(Yes, it came with a measure.  Like most, it doesn't play well with stick powders like IMR4895 or H4198, whereas the Lee works quite well.  Thus the change)

The UPCD comes with hardware not only to mount the measure, but to hook it up so it will operate automatically.
Nice, but I just wanted it to sit up there and I'd operate the lever manually.
(yes I forgot to put the die body in the picture, I'll try to add it later)

Mounts on the press no problem, but ran into two things:
The tube that you put in the measure was too long to operate the way I wanted, and
the adapters for different length cases all have a concave shape on the bottom where the case meets them.  Probably works fine with the auto-operate setup, but as I used them they wound up leaking some powder granules at times.

Little further explanation:
For auto-charging, you set up the die height and suitable adapter(s) so that when you lower the press handle and raise the case, the case contacts the adapter bottom and pushes the measure up(thus the long drop tube), causing the chain provided to pull the lever down, dumping the charge.  When you raise the handle, the case comes down and a arm pushes the measure lever up, preparing the next charge.

I'd imagine it works fine, with the case mouth actually forced into the adapter, but doing it my way the case would stop at or just before contact, and I'd get the leakage problem.  It's so damn close I can't see how, but it happens.

To work it manually, I needed a shorter tube, and an adapter with a convex bottom.   

The tube, no big problem.  Found a piece of brass tubing a shade oversize in diameter at Ace Hardware, turned a couple of inches down far enough(fine file and then sandpaper while it spun, didn't take much) to fit into the measure.
That's it mounted

The adapter, however, couldn't do that.  Needed a piece of brass a little over the needed diameter(.554" by my caliper) and long enough that I could chuck it into the lathe to shape a piece about an inch long*.  And amazingly, in all the crap in the garage, I had a piece.

No, I have no pictures of the turning; with hands that dirty I wasn't touching the camera.

I cut one end square, then turned 1" of it to just above the needed diameter, then used a fine file and paper to finish it.  The fun part was cutting the concave cone into one end**, but got it done.  Then, since I don't have a drill chuck to fit in the tailstock, took the piece to the drill press and drilled a 1/4" hole just over an inch deep.  Back to the lathe.  Cut off that piece, then chucked it and used a file and paper to shape a nice cone on the bottom end.  Then, just to clean it all up, turned that around and used paper to polish the other end as well.  Didn't do that before drilling because, well, I didn't think to.  Anyway.

Here's the finished piece, top

 and bottom

Drops into the die body, then you screw on the cap, and the tube goes in through the hole. 

Adjust the die so that when the case is all the way up the adapter doesn't quite contact the mouth of the tube.  With the funnel end at the top(just like the original) the powder drops right through, and with the convex funnel at the bottom it's actually inside the case mouth.  I put it all together and loaded about 30 rounds and it worked as should.

And yes, that's a turn of electrical tape around the top of the die/bottom of the measure; just to keep it from turning while I work the lever.  I need to find a better solution for that.

*You've got a lot of adjustment space with the die body, so anywhere from 1/2 to 1" will work; I made mine 1" on the basis that I could always shorten it if needed.

**If I actually knew what I was doing with a lathe, would probably have gone a lot faster.  I need to break down and find a machining class at one of the vo-techs in town.

I did the cutting-off in the lathe: get it spinning, then use a hacksaw.  Gives a clean cut and a square end.

The EPA is so full of crap

they can't hold it in:
It appears, however, that a regional office has reached a new low: Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway.  

In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.

Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management “consulted” with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was “very dangerous” and the individuals responsible would “probably escalate” their actions.
Really?  Crapping in the hallway is a health and safety risk?  And you had to consult with an expert to figure this out?

The people who want to control our lives...

The latest panty-twisting from Salon

An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of lawlessness came at them with guns — then Bureau of Land Management officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them.
'defeated the cops'... Let's see,
BLM decided to act like Easy Company assaulting the Fritz
over an unpaid bill. 
LOTS of attention follows.
Bunch of people fearing the next Waco or Ruby Ridge was about to occur showed up.
Lots MORE attention.
BLM realizes not only have they screwed the pooch, they forgot to wear a condom.
BLM backs off from pointing guns at people and threatening war.
That is apparently An alleged criminal defeated the cops in Salon-land.

You will also note that Salon is still pushing the Jerad and Amanda Miller Are Tea Party Gun Nuts! line.  Despite the Occupy connections and felony convictions and so forth.  Because the truth doesn't fit the Preferred Narrative, does it?

Ah, but he's a Leftist billionaire, so his money

in politics is good!
Instead, the White House, which has repeatedly bemoaned the influence of big money in politics, will open its doors to Tom Steyer, the environmental activist who has pledged to spend up to $100 million on November's elections to promote his climate-change agenda. Steyer is also a high-profile opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project the Obama administration is still reviewing.

I admit that my first thought is "That's not going to hurt enough to get the point across", but it's a win.
The Richmond County, Georgia, school system has agreed to pay $1,000 and legal expenses to a mother who was barred from her child's elementary school after she posted a photo of her state weapon carry license on Facebook. 

Police gave Tanya Mount a criminal trespass warning after she tried to visit the school. She says they questioned her not only about her carry permit but about the fact she is in the Army.
I do wonder if the Police got any "What level of dumbass are you?" questions.

My big one for the day, go over to CDR Salamander and read.  Breakables warning in effect.
Short version: while veterans were dying while waiting for appointments, the VA was spending many millions on solar power systems.

At this point, I think the proper management of the problem would involve ropes and lampposts. 
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded nearly $78 million in contracts to build solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in support of ongoing energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced. "With these investments in clean energy and other renewable energy projects for our medical centers and clinics, we are marching forward with the President's initiative to 'green' the Federal government," VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. "The benefits of using solar power are significant, from our reduced utility bills to the quality of the air we breathe. This initiative is good for Veterans and good for our environment," Shinseki said.
How many veterans have died while waiting for care since 2010? How many referrals to specialists would $78 million buy?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The idiot list is still there, but it's a start

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown found people lack a meaningful way to challenge their placement on the list, which bars them from flying to or within the United States. She also said the 13 people who sued the government have been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly.

"This should serve as wakeup call to the government," said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Hina Shamsi. "This decision also benefits other people wrongly stuck on the no-fly list because it affords them (an opportunity to challenge) a Kafkaesque bureaucracy."
Know what I also notice in this?  
...have been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly.
Considering the dickhead running TSA announced that 'In my opinion, flying is a privilege' a couple of years back, this is a direct kick in the balls to him.

Unfortunately not literally, but still.

EffingBI raids home of dangerous prepper;

finds food.

And some legal firearms in a gun safe.

Makes you wonder how much of what their 'informant' reported was what he was told to report, doesn't it?  Also, makes you wonder what they're calling 'destructive devices' this week.

"A few low-level employees in the Cincinnati office" my ass.

If your 'green energy' stuff requires subsidies like these to stay afloat,  it sucks.  And is NOT a good thing to trust your energy needs to.
European countries are cutting back their solar subsidies to rein in energy costs and cut debt. The solar industry in Germany, Italy and Spain are all facing huge problems due to subsidy cuts and power rate hikes.
But the move intended to help struggling households and small businesses will lead solar companies to see their subsidies cut, reports Reuters. Renzi’s reform means solar producers will have to “extend the term of their subsidised tariffs from 20 to 24 years, effectively thinning them out, or accept a straight 8 percent cut.” 

Solar power is subsidized in Italy through tariffs charged to consumers. These tariffs have raised energy bills in the country and is projected to cost Italians $272 billion (200 billion euros) over the next 20 years — even with the planned subsidy cuts.

I have been informed of more of my offenses against humanity

In specific, that opposing letting every illegal-alien kid who comes across the border stay means I'm a xenophobe and bigot.  And that pointing out the deaths and cripplings involved in this mess 'makes him sad that I use that as a political tool'.

I asked if it made him sad that Obama & Co. STARTED the mess as a political tool, no answer.

I also asked if the public health mess created by all this is any problem for him?  Apparently not, as he won't answer that.

To borrow from Insty, I might start believing there's a global warming crisis when Al Gore and these shitbirds at Greenpeace start acting like they believe it.

Yes, the IRS broke ANOTHER law; chances of them being held responsible, just about zero.

More results from the Smart Diplomacy of Obama

A trusted law enforcement source is reporting that shots are currently being fired on the Mexican side of the U.S. border. The shots are intended to harass the increased presence of Texas law enforcement personnel.

Add that to the disease threat:
“It’s like a crapshoot,” Spratte says. “You may or may not be letting something in with a disease we haven’t had in the U.S. before.” He says he knows of an active case of tuberculosis that passed through the facility, along with people who had scabies and others who had measles. There was even one case of leprosy, he says. “I don’t think the people in the interior U.S. realize it’s a different world,” Spratte says. “This is the U.S., but it’s a different part of the U.S. This is almost like a different country.”
And in conditions like these, the stuff will spread:
He says the living conditions of the people at the McAllen station make him nauseous. The people detained at the center — unaccompanied children, adults and families — are placed in the sally port, an outside garage with chain gates on either side that allow air to flow through the facility. Spratte says the sally port at the McAllen Border Patrol Station may hold up to four buses or multiple vans. The vehicles pull up to the gates to unload people who are then taken inside for processing. “I can smell it before ten, 15 feet away,” Spratte says. “You walk around in there, it smells like funk.”   He says the problem will only get worse, as “pretty soon all of Central America is going to be in the U.S.”

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Voodoo Sciences rise

from Jerry Pournelle.  Very interesting read.

Tab clearing

The idiot judge Margaret Noe?  Apparently something changed her mind, and she's whining about it.

The garbage that illegal aliens get away with.

'Why I believe in gun rights'

NOAA and NASA screwing with the data to support AGW

The difference between responsibility and blame

Declarations of War: the .gov vs. us.

Well, if he did say that, I wouldn't blame him.

What?  They actually DO want to kill us due to their religious beliefs?
Who could've imagined that...

I'm awaiting a part,

and short on sleep(storms blowing through last night), and generally blah.  So no free entertainment at the moment.

I will note a group that should cause the usual suspects to develop hemorrhoids and seizures of outrage at the same time: Gays with Guns.  Especially with this:

We believe the 2nd is vitally important to our nation, our civil liberties, self-defense and our peace of mind. We are about:

  • To promote training with a gun for the use in self-defense, target practice and marksmanship training; with safety always being the number one concern.
  • To help advance and / or reinstate the 2nd amendment where it has been eroded.
  • To promote the repeal of non common sense guns laws, especially those laws that restrict concealed weapon carry.
  • Promoting LGBT’s to get involved with ALL our civil liberties.
  • To push back against prevailing stereotypes of gun owners.
 I can hear brains exploding now

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ah, such wonderful people they are...

Therefor, we ask all the people of this province to bring forward unmarried women so they fulfill their duty of pleasing their brothers, the mujahideen. Who ever fails to comply, shall face consequences imposed by the sharia law.
Hey, anybody know where in the Koran it calls for people to pimp unmarried women?

Speaking of stinking barbarians and the abuse of women,
Swedish health officials have revealed a stunning scale of female genital mutilation at a school where every girl in a single class had been subjected to the procedure.

Sixty cases have been found since March at a school in Norrkoping, the Norrkopings Tidningar reported according to several media translations, including one by Britain's The Independent.

And in the category of "Greatest Mass-Murderer in History", the winner IS:

Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.

Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".

Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.
Please note that: AT LEAST 45 million in only four years; the bastard ran China for 27 years...

His book, Mao's Great Famine; The Story of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been "quite forgotten" in the official memory of the People's Republic of China, there was a "staggering degree of violence" that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied.
The proper term wouldn't be 'forgotten', it would be 'suppressed'.  Especially over here by the Occupy and generally communist types who really like the idea of doing that here.  With themselves in charge.  All for the Common Good.

Just amazing how all these people lost e-mails

at the same time, isn't it?
One of those officials who received Lerner emails and also lost them was Nikole Flax, chief of staff to former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal, visited the White House more than most Cabinet members.
Flax, as the Daily Caller reports, "made 31 visits to the White House between July 12, 2010, and May 8, 2013, according to White House visitor logs."

While not quite as numerous as another former IRS Commissioner, Douglas Shulman, who made some 118 visits — including one he testified was for the Easter egg roll on the White House lawn — Flax's visits dovetail nicely with key points in the IRS scandal.
'A few low-level employees in Cincinnati' my ass.

Of course, Obama is SO busy savingcosting us more money/our coverage/our doctors, they could use THAT as an excuse:"He was too tied up fucking up your health care to know about the IRS!"

Some of the crap minority-group gun owners face.  And a video on the Deacons for Defense and Justice.