Saturday, July 05, 2014

What the hell, it's a holiday weekend

And the Mexican government starts

stomping the people who embarrassed them by actually DOING something about the cartels.

Right about now anybody who obeyed the government and registered the arms they'd acquired is not feeling real good about it.

Og presents an idea,

building on that of Mr. B:
"let's just build a fence."
Og's addition:
now, there’s 2000 miles of border- but of course a lot of it IS fenced, in towns and areas where there’s border crossings, so let’s assume 1500 miles. That’s $150 million to put up the fence. Do that three times, with ten feet between the fences, and you got $450 million. And wingnuthead is planning to spend two billion to basically do nothing, but look like he has accomplished something.

$450 million dollars seems like a lot of money, but it’s chump change to some. Teams of volunteers could do this- I bet ten guys could put up a mile of 12′ fence in a week. Two guys drilling holes, two guys setting posts, two guys capping and railing, two guys stretching chain, two guys hanging concertina. With the right power tools it’s a cakewalk. That’s 1500 miles times ten guys; I have no doubt there’s fifteen thousand men in this country that would like to see the borders more secure.
Can you imagine the screaming from the usual suspects?  Those racist assholes at la Raza probably loudest of all.

As I recall, Jimmy Carter helped make sure Mugabe

got that office; one more long-term result of Carter:
Whites in Zimbabwe can own businesses and urban apartments but not land, according to the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, who called for the removal of white farmers in a fiery speech to a group of supporters on Wednesday.

“We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” the 90 year-old Mugabe told the crowd, gathered in Mhangura, a farming village, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

“They can own companies and apartments…but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.”

“Don’t be too kind to white farmers. Land is yours, not theirs,” Mugabe added, according to the BBC.
Zimbabwe used to export food; under this socialist bastard it has to import to keep too many people from starving, the economy is shot and has been for many years, and they've trashed the wildlife population.  Well done, Jimmeh and friend!

Also well done, caring leftists!  Jump the minimum wage, and jobs start going away!  Who could've foreseen that...

Friday, July 04, 2014

I feel like celebrating

Ah, the payoffs of dedication to study!

That SWAT team that dropped a flash-bang into an occupied crib?

Just ran across this at WeaponsMan; this just gets worse.
Here’s a few fun facts about the incident that wounded “Bou-bou” Phonesavanh.
  • The individual who threw the grenade in Georgia had no such flash-bang certification. Neither did any of the SWAT members.
  • The thrower had not had any formal training on how to use the grenade, or its capabilities.
  • He’d never thrown one before.
  • The individual never looked in the room, but threw the grenade blind into the toddler’s crib.
  • The SWAT members didn’t just lie to the child’s stressed-out mother, Alecia Phonesavanh. They also lied to their superiors about the incident. Many departments will countenance the former, but not many have much toleration for the latter. (There’s also some question of the integrity of the officers in charge, who have previously been found to falsify records in other cases).
  • The SWAT team was all new and had conducted almost no individual and collective training.
  • They claimed they “knew” there were no children in the house, but no policeman had been in the house, and even their informant had not been inside. They actually had to move a baby stroller and walk past a minivan with four child seats to stack up on the house. Four child seats and a stroller are what an intelligence officer might call “indicators.”
  • News stories say the target of the raid was arrested “later,” but supposedly the investigation has uncovered that he was already in custody when the raid initiated. So the raid took place to grab a guy who was already in the back of a cruiser elsewhere. “Why waste a good (?) raid plan?” seems to have been their rationale.
A previous team with some of the same officers shot an innocent man in 2009, and investigation then determined that some of the officers had had no training but did have pencil-whipped training records. That one cost the taxpayers $2.3 million despite DA Brian Rickman’s efforts to cover it up. He was working to cover this one up, too, so the investigation has been taken out of his untrustworthy hands. There were no consequences to Rickman or county police leadership over the falsified records and cover-up attempt. In retrospect, that was probably one of the errors that led directly to the grave injuries visited on this innocent kid.
Start prosecuting and firing people.  From the bastards who faked records to the incompetent fools on the team(whatta you wanna bet they refer to themselves as 'operators'?) to the supervisors and officers who knew they weren't qualified to be doing this.  Every damned one of them.

It was California Highway Patrol officers who put Patricia Konie

in the hospital in New Orleans; apparently beating on older women is in vogue with them.

Especially those already helpless.

Well Done, Trooper; you just demonstrated why so many people won't trust men with badges anymore.

And if he gets off with a slap on the hand, it'll prove we can't trust them to deal with crap like this.


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
John Hancock
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Some definite resemblances between King George and the clowns

in Sodom on the Potomac.  A repost about the book Paul Revere's Ride, the chapter on April 19:
it has a piece from an interview done with Captain Levi Preston of Danvers, at 91, on the events that day.
An historian asked him, “Captain Preston, what made you go to the Concord Fight?” 
“What did I go for?” the old man replied, subtly rephrasing the historian’s question to drain away its determinism. 
The interviewer tried again. “... Were you oppressed by the Stamp Act?” he asked. 
 “I never saw any stamps,” Preston ansered, “and I always understood that none were ever sold.” 
“Well, what about the tea tax?” 
“Tea tax, I never drank a drop of the stuff, the boys threw it all overboard.” 
“But I suppose you have been reading Harrington, Sidney, and Locke about the eternal principle of liberty?” 
“I never heard of these men. The only books we had were the Bible, the Catechism, Watts’ psalms and hymns and the almanacs.” 
“Well, then, what was the matter?” 
“Young man, what we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: we always had governed ourselves and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should.”

Thursday, July 03, 2014

This is not good

Hundreds of West Africans could be carrying the deadly Ebola virus and not know it, potentially infecting hundreds more, as cash-strapped governments and overwhelmed aid agencies struggle to contain the virus's spread. 

At least 1,500 people have not yet been traced who are known to have come into contact with others confirmed or suspected to be infected with the haemorrhagic fever, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) told The Telegraph.
Yeah, 'hemorrhagic fever virus' and 'out of control' are not things you want to hear together.
More here(autoplay warning)

Some thoughts on training

Because they'd rather a kid be a victim than a defender.  Fuck these people, and not in a good way.

And I guarantee Obama & Co. like it that way.

Yes, I did make it to the range today.  Along with general stuff, zeroed the M92 project; had to shift the sight just a touch to bring it dead-on with windage, and raise the rear one notch.  That puts it dead-on at 50 and 100, 100 being the longest range I'd want to use it for real.

And I'm going to make some kind of spacer for the stock to extend it about an inch to try, I think it'll be a bit more comfortable for me.  Otherwise, it stays as-is; works, short & handy, 8+1 of .357 Mag should be enough for any possible social use.

Note to people messing with leverguns: bench-resting them can be touchy: a lot of them, if you rest the forend on the bag, it'll cause it to throw high, so the general recommendation I've heard is to rest the receiver itself.  Which works on some, but on my Model 94 doesn't; you're better off holding the forend with your hand and resting the hand.  In the case of this M92, no difference between resting the receiver and the hand, which makes it a bit nicer to zero or test loads.  I will note that what I really need is either some different sights, or better eyes; I think it's capable of better accuracy than I was today.

I am going to attempt to make some noise today

Therefore, just some tab clearing for now.
Smugglers threatening landowners.  While the BP is off playing babysitter.

That drilling and refinery building Obama & Co. whined wouldn't pay off for ten years?  Don't you wish it'd been approved ten years ago?

Finally, some people pointing out that First Lady isn't an elected position.  And has no legal authority to push this crap.

Yes, Chris Christie wants his fat ass in the Oval Office chair, so he's started pretending he gives a rats ass about the 2nd Amendment.  If you believe that, you're a fool.

Want to talk about being on a list?  These people are; how dare they block The Lightbringers' plans!

"You want people who work at your business to speak English?  Why, that's discrimination!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Corporal Dipprasad Pun is the kind of man

that caused this to be made:
I do wonder why the Corporal wasn't pinned with the Victoria Cross; damn sure sounds like he earned it.

And yet more wonders, thanks to The Lightbringer Obama:

Meanwhile, 40 were being quarantined at the Border Patrol Chula Vista Station with active scabies and head lice. The facility will provide them with showers, laundry service and bedding. Another 10 people, mostly children, were taken to local hospitals with unknown illnesses.

And, for some reason, HHS doesn't want the congressman to see the facility:
A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. ““What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine said after the incident. ”Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?  As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking.  I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”
I'd guess they're trying to hide
Just how fucked-up this mess is,
Just how much disease- bacterial, viral and parasites- are coming in, and
Just how many of the older 'children' have gang tattoos and such.

Why I despise so many of the enviroweenies:

they don't give a rats ass about human lives.  Unless they can use them for photo ops.

Like the bastards telling people in Africa and South America they're not allowed to build a power plant or dam because "If you get plenty of electricity, it will ruin the village!  You won't be living the way we want you to anymore!"

More fallout from Obama & Co.'s idiot plan to get lots of illegal alien kids here

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.
A: Yes, we do.
B: I'd love to know what law these clowns intend to arrest them for.  However, considering Holder's DoJ(to greatly misuse that last word), Deity knows.
She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues.

“It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would be talking to children and lice would just be climbing down their hair.”
And, to make all this even better,
The nurse told me she became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes.

“That’s what alerted me,” she said. “Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.”
So how many people have/will wind up infected/infested because of this?  And you'll see they really don't want the locals to find out what's been stuck in their midst.

But don't worry, you'll see that the people in charge insist everything's being handled with no problems, this is just imaginary/made-up/lies/"Do you actually believe the .gov would do this?"

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Moms Demands some Action at it again

Want to make people think accidental shootings of kids is a far worse problem?  Easy:
And in a fairly disgusting way.
New research from a gun control group backed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg finds the federal government is underestimating the number of children killed in unintentional firearm deaths.
Sounds terrible, doesn't it?  And why would the cops do such a thing?

Well, they don't:
The report finds that local and state coroners and medical examiners tend to err toward classifying deaths as intentional homicides when intent is unclear, thus underreporting unintended shootings.

“Our analysis confirms that the official data significantly undercount the scale of the phenomenon,” according to the report, entitled “Innocents Lost.”
As Miguel says
Wait..what? These are the same idiots that have been screaming about how awful is that accidental shootings are called that instead of having Law Enforcement/ District Attorney press charges, but when they are tagged as intentional homicides they complain too? 
Whatever makes things look worse, so they can dance in the blood and shriek.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Why police in the PROM hate this bill:

"It would cause US problems!"
...Our reasoning is that we do not agree with the change in what can disqualify you for a license to carry a firearm in this bill. In the current legislation, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor that carries a punishment of two years or more, you are disqualified. In this bill it reduces that time to one year. This could negatively impact some of our members who had previously qualified and had no issues in the past. In some cases it could potentially terminate employment. This is the one issue within the bill that has an effect on our membership’s employment.
'Screw the civilians, some of us Only Ones would lose our jobs!  Where's our exemption?"

Why are so many anti-rights people such friggin' crooks?

From the Feral Irishman; I love watching someone who's good at something do that thing.

I'd bet you had two groups of people at WHO causing this

It took until 2010 for the W.H.O. to accept the idea of fighting cholera with vaccines, “but now that seems mostly from the school of the overwhelmingly obvious,” said Rebecca F. Grais, Epicentre’s epidemiology director and an author of the study.
Group One: "WE did not come up with this, therefore it is no good."
Group Two: "We can't make any money or grab any extra authority with this, so get rid of it."

Some opinions on that PROM SWAT "We're a private corporation, so we don't have to tell you anything" bullshit.  Including something a lot of people have thought of:
I believe the bigger issue is that if they claim themselves to be "private corporations" then they should have zero access to surplus weapons of war. If they want their tanks, they have to pay full price like everybody else. It's cool, they're a corporation, so you know they can afford it.
While we're at it, we should probably get rid of their public funding. Nobody likes a Wellfare Queen.
Not to mention liscenses for all of those personally owned automatic weapons. Also demolitions licenses for all of those personally owned explosives.
Also, as private corporations if they show up at my doorstep with ill intent I can safely stand my ground.
edit: I wasn't going keyboard commando. A real police SWAT team arrives, I will get down and be detained. But a private SWAT? One that is not a public police agency? Well that is exactly the time to break out the BAR, just like I would for any other home invader.
That is what this Mass. SWAT team is arguing, they are a private corporation, not a public agency. They want to have their cake (able to use being a public agency to come fuck my shit up) and eat it too (by being a private corporation, free from public scrutiny).

Oh my, wonder how this might affect things?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, criticized for manipulating temperature records to create a warming trend, has now been caught warming the past and cooling the present.

Even from Bloomberg, this is one of the more idiotic things I've read in a while.  They throw out every straw-man and extremist thing they can about libertarians- and flat lie about Cruz and others- and then claim "It's not strawmen, those libertarians really ARE insane!" 

They also come up with the standard 'Somalia is libertarian paradise!"  and the other crap along those lines.    And I'm borrowing this from Insty:
"When the came for the libertarians, I mocked them. Because they are idiots, and the libertarians are well-armed."

Secondary Project: the old frame

Couple of days ago finally got in the last part I needed to complete the Kimber frame.  Most of it dropped right in.  Not completely stripped, but here's (most of)the parts:
Clockwise from the top: disconnector, pin, sear; hammer, strut pin, strut, hammer pivot pin; thumb safety; grip safety; sear/disconnector/grip safety spring.  The trigger, magazine latch, thumb safety & slide lock plungers & spring are in place in the frame.  And yes, I forgot to put the mainspring housing in the picture.

If you're wondering how these all work, I point you to this marvelous illustration thanks to STI and  You can hide or show different parts so as to see just how others function.  Which brings me to the one part that actually required fitting: the disconnector.
One pin fits through the disconnector and sear, holding them in place in the frame.  That three-finger spring bears on them with different arms: one causes the sear to pivot against the hammer, one bears on the angled face at the bottom of the disconnector and forces it up.  The third pushes the grip safety out and doesn't bear on the matter at hand.

Sear holds hammer in cocked position, top of the sear fits in a recess in the bottom of the slide.  Pull trigger, it actually pushes on the front face of the disconnector which pivots the sear, releasing the hammer.  Cartridge fires, and slide cycles back, cocking the hammer and pushing the disconnector down, which means the sear cannot be moved by the trigger.  As the slide moves back into battery, the top of the sear moves back up into that recess, which puts that bottom part in place between trigger and sear, allowing the trigger to trip the process again.

If the disconnector were too short, that could allow the hammer to follow the slide down instead of being caught at full-cock; that could allow the gun to double, or could cause an out-of-battery fire; Bad.  If it's too long?  That can prevent the sear from being able to pivot far enough; it'll let the hammer fall, but the sear nose will catch in the half-cock notch and prevent the piece from firing.  Which is what was happening.

Two fixes for this.  The preferred is to use a special scraper and scrape some steel out of that recess, so the disconnector can move far enough up.  Problem is, this is going to be working with the Ciener .22 upper, and the slide is aluminum with a hard coating to prevent wear; scrape that depression and you'll get rid of the coating, not a good thing to do.  Careful measuring found the new piece was .020" long, some careful cutting was able to shorten it that much, including polishing the surfaces.  Assembled everything and worked the action, all now cycled as it should.  This morning went to the range and tried it, and all worked as should.

One more thing I want to do.  The frame rails are badly worn, I want to work them in the proper places to get a better fit to the slide, then have the frame hard anodized to cut down on future wear.

First: it's so very gratifying

when something you sweated over actually works properly.

Second:  especially when there's some emotional attachment.

The rebuilt Kimber frame worked perfectly, with the .22 conversion on top it went through about a hundred rounds without a single problem.  I'll have more on this later, want to take a couple of pictures for that report.

The other was a Smith & Wesson revolver given to me by someone.  It's a .357 that has a LOT of wear on it, and had developed a couple of problems.  Working fine now.  More on that later as well, with a couple of pictures.

"Chase Bank wants to know if you have approved thoughts, employee;

we won't talk about the 'or else' part for now."  Borrowing part:
This is a company wide survey. All lines of business have the same survey. There was a question where it said to check the boxes that were applicable to you. You could select one, more than one, or none. Here it is:

Are you: 1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community.
I thought 4 was a little oddly placed, but oh well. It was the next option that pulled the needle off the record:

5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.
What?! What kind of question was that? An "ally" of that community? What's the
alternative if you don't select that option? You're not a ally of the LGBT
This survey wasn't anonymous. You had to enter your employee ID.
Anyone think they're not keeping records of this? 

Finally got all the remaining parts and finished the Kimber frame, and have the .22 upper mounted.  Going to try it out this morning, more on that later.