Saturday, August 02, 2014

Aw, why not? A little more research

can't hurt

It's about damned time

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled a list of documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama's claim of executive privilege must be turned over. Obama made the claim on the same day Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in criminal and civil contempt of Congress in June 2012.

"This order forces the Obama DOJ, for the first time, to provide a detailed listing of all documents that it has withheld from Congress and the American people for years about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal," Judicial Watch released in a statement.
Yes, I know; the bastards will still lie and stonewall.  This is still a step.

My first thought is "You were warned, you morons."

My second is "How well did the union bosses make out in this?
Roberts and other UMWA members were arrested Thursday marching through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, towards the federal building the Environmental Protection Agency was holding field hearings for a new rule that could very well force more coal mines and plants to shut down.

Roberts was leading about 5,000 coal miners, their families and supporters to show the EPA that coal miners, boilermakers, electric workers and other unions did not support the Obama administration’s new regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.

“This was an expression by the leadership of the union and the solidarity for our members when our jobs are on the line … it’s what it’s all about,” Roberts said while being arrested.

UMWA District 31 vice president Mike Caputo said the Pittsburgh rally was only “the first shot of the battle” against the Obama’s administration’s regulatory agenda.
Yeah, the 'leadership of the union' that sold the membership out.  Again, wonder what they got for it?

Probably better than the Border Patrol's getting.
According to Shawn Moran, the vice president and spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, scabies and lice are the two main infestations that his agents come across. He adds that chicken pox, measles, H1N1 and tuberculosis are also pretty common. Really, he says they see a whole gamete of diseases and that’s what his men are most concerned with.

Moran tells KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek that there have been agents who have been hospitalized with respiratory illnesses that they believe came from their job. He says the agents understand going into the job that this is one of their responsibilities.

There's a fun show this weekend,

and spent the morning & early afternoon there.  Not a bad show.

I am now going to go out and do more work on the knives, and yes, I'm remembering the camera.

Friday, August 01, 2014

I did remember this week

Which, considering I spent a large chunk of the day helping clean out a garage, is a fine note on my devotion to my research.

The gift that keeps on giving

If by 'giving' you mean 'lies her face off, then her staffers threaten and belittle people who call her on it'.  Which fits right in with Sheila Jackson Lee's usual methods.

Hell of a Rep. you have there, Houston.

Bit more of the history of how being armed helped bring big changes in the civil rights picture.

Speaking of civil rights, the NYEffingTimes wants to screw with them.  In the name of 'safety'.  Including the "We did it with cars!" line, wanting fingerprint readers on your firearms, etc. ad Bullshit.  I like Lawdogs' response: "You want to handle firearms like cars?  You're a liar."

More on the gifts the illegal aliens are spreading around.  The kind nobody wants.
The Department of Homeland Security’s report on the facilities housing the recent flood of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) from Central America describes conditions where diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and scabies are spreading, and staff are being exposed to human waste.

The report lists off the types of diseases that are becoming prevalent in the facilities and that are requiring treatment. They include “respiratory illnesses, chicken pox, tuberculosis, and scabies.” These diseases have also spread to several DHS employees working at the locations, the report states.
I find myself wondering: with all the illegals DHS has been shuttling around the country on public planes and buses, how many people out there have been exposed to all this crap(and who knows what else)?

A problem solved

When I last spoke of  fitting the Lee measure to the Dillon 450, I was using a wrap of electrical tape to hold it in place.  Few days ago was talking to son about this, and he suggested maybe a wide muffler clamp?  Hmmm... put some rubber inside, maybe.  So down to a nearby auto parts place, where nothing suitable was found.

On the way back I pass a Lowe's, and the thought "Plumbing fitting?  Or garden hose?"  So in a browse around, which found a dishwasher drain connector: soft rubber, large on one end, small on the other, worth a try.

A little long on the ends, easy to trim.  The small end was a little small, used a sharp knife to shave out the inside until it was a tight fit over the knurled piece on the bottom of the measure
Use one of the hose clamps to snug the large end around the die body, and that's it.  The measure can't turn or wobble around, and all you have to do to remove it is loosen the clamp.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some odd information on rifle bullets

inside fifty yards.
What resulted from their investigation was a landmark discovery in terminal effectiveness science: Bullets – all bullets, not just .22 caliber ones – experience a period of very violent yaw and turbulence when they exit the muzzle, causing their angle of attack relative to their flight path – that is how “straight” the bullet is in flight – to vary wildly. Within 50m, they found, two bullets fired from the same gun, at essentially the same time, might impact a target at two completely different angles. A bullet impacting head on into gelatin would stay stable for much longer than one impacting at a high angle, and would deposit its energy much later. This explained the problems some users – but not others – were having with their weapons. In some instances, the FMJ projectiles would hit the target at a desirable high angle of attack, tumble and fragment within a short distance, and reliably stop the target, while in others, the same type of projectile would hit at a flat angle, and might not yaw for many inches.

Does the press ignore LE who support the 2nd Amendment?  Yes.

You may have read of the human ancestors with leopard fang holes in their skulls; seems the birds got into the act as well.  Ma Nature played no favorites for humans.

Looks like we not only need to fire and prosecute a bunch of IRS clowns, we need to take the noisy toys away from the others.
According to a government audit, IRS Agents ‘Accidentally’ Discharged Guns 11 Times between 2009 and 2011. Some of those weapons discharges resulted in property damage or personal injury, claimed the report. In fact, agents accidentally fired their guns more times than they did intentionally, said the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Only surprise here is that some media is actually talking about it.
Any one of these revelations would be uncomfortable for the Democrats. But the steady stream of these incidents is proof that Democratic candidates on the ballot in 2014 are trying to hide their positions from the voters. Think about it. Democrats have resorted to concocted images and positions, because if they told the truth about what they thought, they would lose the support of many of the middle-of-the-road voters who tend to turn out in midterm elections. It is na├»ve to think otherwise. Democratic candidates can’t reveal themselves as the liberals they are, and they can’t admit they will conform to the dogmatic liberal establishment’s policies as soon as they arrive in Washington.

Ok, I get it especially sucks to have your luggage- including your shooting jacket- lost in circumstances like this, but  ...We tried to make a new one but she said that she would need two months to get used to it."
Really?  I don't have familiarity with these jackets, but couldn't even try with a new one? 

Yes, I'm working on the next knife post

It's going to be another long one, may break it into two.  But it will get there.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tab clearing

Once more: Hey, Commissioner Evans, just get a STASI patch for your sleeve and stop hiding it, you miserable little tyrant wannabe.  And your little friends, too.

"We'd have had our gun bans and such if it weren't for you meddling teabaggers!"
And Walsh?  We're very familiar with "I'm a gun owner BUT-" clowns like you; piss off.

Is ATF playing games again?  Yes.

"How dare you have that hetero-normative stuff in cartoons!"

You know, if the feds hadn't screwed Trentadue around from day one on this mess, this would've been closed a long damn time ago.  Instead they keep gaming, and causing questions.

Obama’s own attorney general, Eric Holder, recently told ABC News that the rise of the Islamic State is “more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general,” adding that “9/11 was something that kind of came out of the blue. This is a situation that we can see developing.”

Remember those words. Obama saw the threat from the Islamic State developing for a year. He had a chance to stop it. He failed to do so.
This is where we hit the question of 'failed to do so, or didn't want to?'

"Just because you're in fear for your life doesn't mean you should be able to hurt that possible choirboy/girl who broke into your home!"  Bullshit.

Gotta disagree: people were taking it seriously before this guy died, just that having an international traveler break with ebola ratcheted things up a notch.

What is it with anti-rights clowns wanting to be like the friggin' Soviet Union, informers and all?

Wouldn't you love to browse through their armory?

Yesterday was Range Day,

and a good one it was.  When the wind finally started to blow it was light, nothing to mess with things.  Got a bit warm, but for July it was downright nice.

Tried the Model 92 out at 50 and 100 yards with some loads using the Hornady 140-grain FTX bullet.  They shoot well in the Sharps, and have some of a box left, so put them together.  The one problem with these: for them to work in a revolver or repeater, you have to shorten the cartridge case, that polymer tip makes them a bit too long otherwise.  They shot well; the problem with accuracy testing is that rear buckhorn sight and my eyes.  Otherwise some general practice, including trying a version of the dry-fire drill with a .22 and ammo.  I've been working that drill a few days per week, and it does make a difference.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This abuser's spouse has suffered repeated violent attacks,

yet there has been no condemnation of this Senator's violence. Ironically, this Senator, who is one of the most controversial people in American public life today, has somehow escaped reproach for the one thing that both detractors and admirers should agree is genuinely inexcusable--domestic violence. 

Who is this perpetrator of domestic violence? New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
Wouldn't surprise me.  Dad once spoke with a federal LE guy who'd spent some time in the White House back then; said the Secret Service was sick of listening to the screaming and the crash of thrown objects.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Clintons must REALLY want to slide that knife

into Obama:
George W. Bush is very popular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why? Because of the president emergency program for AIDS relief whether you agree or disagree with a lot of what else he did -- and I disagree with a lot of it -- I am proud to be an American when I go to Sub-Saharan Africa and people say, 'I want to thank President Bush and the United States for helping us fight HIV/AIDS.'

Sucks when you shove a law through and find out it doesn't say what you wanted it to, doesn't it?  And then people want to actually hold you to the letter of it.

Sums up the 'elites' nicely: "You peasants, YOU'RE the problem with this country!"
Yeah, it would be so much easier in their minds if their hand-picked commissars could just make laws without worrying about the commoners' opinions...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Late 70's there was a song called "Freeze a Yankee":

now looks like they're going to do it to themselves.
In a hell-bent campaign to rid itself of any form of dirty, messy “non-renewable” energy, New England has been closing down coal and oil plants for the last decade. In 2000, 18 percent of New England’s electricity came from coal and 22 percent from oil. Today it’s 3 percent coal and 1 percent oil. Meanwhile, natural gas — the fuel that everybody loves until you have to drill for it — has risen from 15 percent to a starkly vulnerable 52 percent, just behind California.

There’s only one problem. New England doesn’t have the pipelines to bring in the gas. Nor is anyone going to allowed to build it, either. Connecticut and Massachusetts are only a short distance from eastern Pennsylvania, where fracking for natural gas has leapfrogged the Keystone State into third place for overall energy production. Yet a proposal by Sempra Energy of Houston to expand its existing pipeline from Stony Point, New York, has already met fierce resistance from people who want nothing more to do with fossil fuels and construction is highly unlikely.
You might remember hearing that, during the nasty part of last winter, the grid in that region was right on the edge; turns out it was worse than 'on the edge', and with this idiocy...
And that’s just the beginning. New England is now limping along with 33,000 megawatts of electrical capacity, which barely meets its needs. At one auction last winter, the New England Independent Systems Operator, which manages the grid, came up 145 megawatts short — an almost unheard of occurrence. Yet in the next two years the region will be closing down 1/10th of its capacity in a bid to rid itself of anything that does not win favor with environmentalists. First to go will be the last of four coal plants at Salem Harbor, which can no longer meet the EPA’s new regulatory requirements. Next Brayton Point, the largest remaining coal plant, will be retired for the same reason. Finally, a continual barrage of protests and legislative attacks has persuaded Mississippi-based Entergy to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Station and “let the Yankees freeze in the dark,” as they used to say in Texas and Louisiana. The reactor provided 75 percent of Vermont’s electricity and 4 percent of the power for the region, carbon-free.
Friggin' amazing, isn't it?  They're actively trying to destroy industry and get people killed in the name of 'green energy'.  Apparently they weren't paying attention to what happened in Germany when they got rid of their nuke plants, and Scotland as well.

Or don't care; they may actually be that stupid.

I'd say this moves the EUnuchs to the 'Enemy'

"The Europeans," explained MP Schroeder, "supported the Palestinian Authority with the aim of becoming its main sponsor, and through this, challenge the U.S. and present themselves as the future global power. Therefore, the Al-Aksa Intifada should be understood as a proxy war between Europe and the United States."

"It is an open secret within the European Parliament that EU aid to the Palestinian Authority has not been spent correctly," MP Schroeder said during a recent address in New York. "The European Parliament does not intend to verify whether European taxpayers' money could have been used to finance anti-Semitic murderous attacks. Unfortunately, this fits well with European policy in this area."
And in that area,
In her Ben Gurion University address, MP Schroeder argued, "The primary goal of the EU is the internationalization of the conflict in order to underline the need for its own mediating role," warning that renewed European calls for a multinational force in the region - heard most recently by the head of the largest political bloc in the parliament - combined with heightened levels of anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab world, could spell disaster for Jews everywhere. "The Palestinians are playing the ugly role of being the cannon fodder for Europe's hidden war against the U.S.," she adds.
Ever read any of the  Carerra novels by Tom Kratman?  This sounds like what the UN High Commission was doing in them: using muslims as cannon fodder to damage a perceived threat without getting their own hands dirty.

Think about this a minute: the EUnuchs specifically aiding a terrorist movement to get people killed and screw up a whole region to underline the need for its own mediating role.  And to give it a reason to push for a multinational force- mostly made up of and controlled by guess who?- in the region...

And just who is this right-wing nut Schroeder?
MP Schroeder, a twenty-five-year-old former member of the German Green Party, began her political career protesting the war in Kosovo and denouncing globalization. A year ago, MP Schroeder set her sights on an issue long avoided by members of the radical Left - the diverting of some of the 250 million in annual aid for the Arabs of Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) to corrupt officials and terrorist groups bent on Israel's destruction.
So trying to paint her as a conservative/libertarian rightist won't exactly work.  Though I'm sure some will try.

Clearing some tabs

Yeah, you spend enough time telling women who don't feel victimized they're victims, and telling them their fathers/brothers/husbands/sons are rapists just awaiting the chance, they're going to tell you you're full of shit.  And they'll be right.

'Pick a Spot' vs. 'Center of Mass'

The People's Republic of MA: where the cops ought to just start wearing STASI patches and get it over with.

Is ATF corrupt and biased?  Yes.  Next question.

They keep screwing with how they'll define 'terrorist' so they can add more people to the list.

I'm now going back outside, and if I don't start melting I'm going to do some stuff and take some more pictures for the next 'making' post.