Saturday, February 14, 2015

At this point in winter, I need something to remind me of warmer weather

thus the new batch of data

Anybody else remember this mascot?

Here's what he was riding today
 Motorcycle show at the fairgrounds; some more pics to follow

Nanny Bloomberg doesn't like it

when people hear about this, sure as hell doesn't want people watching him say it.
Various national media outlets jumped on the pointed comments, for both the pro-gun control sentiment and the racial aspect

Perhaps because of that response, Bloomberg, who founded the massive Bloomberg L.P. media empire, has asked both the Aspen Institute and GrassRoots TV, the company that filmed the event, to refrain from broadcasting footage of the talk, according to Summit Daily.
Just in case you haven't heard about this, the part that got the most attention(then) was
At the Institute’s Feb. 5 event, the pro-gun control multi-billionaire suggested keeping guns out of the hands of young, male minorities.

Ninety-five percent of murders are attributed to the group, said Bloomberg, who has spend tens of millions of dollars on various gun control initiatives, including the group Everytown for Gun Safety.
Rendered in the manner in which Mommies Want and Everytown believe it spoken it the South, that would be "We gotta keep them young coloreds from gettin' guns!"  But spoken by a good progressive like Bloomberg, it's all good.

And now we can add in this gem:
During his talk, Bloomberg also discussed “stop-and-frisk,” a policing practice he advocated and expanded during his mayoral tenure. He said that one way to deal with the issue of gun proliferation among young, minority males is to “throw them up against the wall and frisk them.”
Because what's the 4th Amendment think it is, that it should get in the way of what Lord Bloomberg desires?

And never mind that oath he took about upholding the Constitution, that doesn't count.

Yes, ATF is at it again

All for public safety, of course.
In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress. 

It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.” Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)”, which would eliminate M855’s exemption to the armor piercing ammunition prohibition and make future exemptions nearly impossible.
Any doubts that these clowns practice saying "I am the LAW!" and laughing?

Friday, February 13, 2015

I'm too tired for fancy language,

just go over the data

At the range with a SVD

and some ammo commentary. 

Yes, Lucky Gunner has 7N1 ammo.  By the can only, and $300 per.  Won't be trying any for a while.

Remember seeing some Gestapo agent demanding "Papers, please", and being disgusted?

The TSA thinks it's a fine idea.  And want it shoved down our throats.

I think it's a fine idea to fire every jerk in government involved in this crap.  Especially Mr. "I think flying is a privilege" Pistole who's the head of the bastards.

"Why are the Saudis doing it?

Because they can afford to, and it's punishing people they're mad at."

The PROPER response would've been "Learn the language before you lose it

and look like a farging idiot to anyone who does. "
The Army has deleted a tweet posted Thursday afternoon referring to “chinks” in the armor of its Special Operations capabilities after receiving numerous accusations of racism.

The tweet read: “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say.”
But noooo, they wimped out and changed it.  Because someone got hurt feelings.

Speaking of PC idiocy,  at this point I think the only save for Britain might involve a bunch of politicians and commissars('public officials', supposedly, and I do include some of the cops) being tarred and feathered.  Maybe clubbed.  A few certainly hanged.
These cases of pedophilia, rape, and sexual abuse were well known to police and social services long before the reports and the arrests. In 2008, one of the Rochdale victims, then 15, went to the police and social workers providing DNA evidence to back up her story of being gang-raped. Twice the police refused to prosecute. She continued to be raped by up to five men a night, four or five nights a week. Rotherham police received 157 reports in 2013 concerning sexual exploitation though the police were receiving evidence dating back to 2002, all of which was ignored or suppressed.

The government has failed these girls because it’s racially and culturally inconvenient to help them. The rapists are Muslim, and the majority of the victims are white. In the UK, racial sensitivity is so high that the mere accusation of racism could end a public servant’s career. And the political class promotes political correctness and multiculturalism at any cost.
No, I'm not kidding.  These bastards are LETTING rapists and pimps and slavers operate, sometimes pretty openly, and doing not a damn thing because 'muslim'.  If they're this PC-at-any-cost or this chickenshit, they need to be removed from those positions and replaced with people who actually believe 'Nobody is above or below the law.' 

Because otherwise, at some point a bunch of people are going to say "Screw this, if the law is fixed for the bad guys, why should we follow it?" and start acting.  They'll be called names and threatened; problem is that that's being done now just for talking about the problems.  So...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Yeah, it's kind of hard to call it 'Fox News fever-dreams'* when

President Lightbringer really IS- still- hanging around with domestic terrorists.

And no wonder he didn't spend much time on that murdered hostage; with so much golfing to get in, and old friends to visit with...

I've got friends who love and trust NPR for news; they may not care about this crap, but I do.
In this case, the competing social and constitutional demand is the control of hate speech in the interests of social cohesion, without which the very idea of a nation is impossible. Look at the sectarian bloodbath that is the Middle East. Or look at the tensions in China, Myanmar, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Balkans, and elsewhere. Nothing guarantees that different peoples can live together, or that nations will remain as we know them…

I do not know if American courts would find much of what Charlie Hebdo does to be hate speech unprotected by the Constitution, but I know—hope?—that most Americans would. It is one thing to lampoon popes, imams, rabbis and other temporal religious leaders of this world; it is quite another to make fun, in often nasty ways, of their prophets and gods. The NPR editors were right not to reprint any of the images.
Yeah, who cares about that damned 1st Amendment when we've got social cohesion to work on?

And dumbass actually thinks allowing people to ban speech that troubles them about 'their prophet or god' would bring more cohesion?  What kind of idiots work at NPR?

*It's the Gawker post Ace links to that uses that phrase.  And others.

Even for one of Holders' minions,

this is a demonstration of either stupid, or of "I don't care."
The recipient of the tongue lashing? Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco. During questioning from House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Blanco admitted that he had not even read the Inspector General report that was a key part of the subcommittee’s meeting.

Frustrated subcommittee chairman Jim Sensenbrenner said he was ”absolutely shocked” that Blanco would come as the Department of Justice’s witness without having read the report.

This is some incredible video

of the sun

"I don't hate men, but

I aborted my male fetus, because patriarchy!  And it was liberating!"

It's... amazing, isn't it?

And anyone else have real doubts about her 'violation' on the airplane?

"We got to keep guns away from those colored people."  Take away the "I'm concerned" and 'Public Safety" crap, and that's what he's saying.

Of course, he doesn't care much about the 4th Amendment either; it was a problem for ordering 'his army' to search people at will.

Either they're so worried about polls that lives don't matter, or

Obama and Jarret really don't want to rescue hostages from ISIL.
According to Herridge, there was very specific intelligence about the location of a group of Western hostages in May 2014, so specific that intelligence officials even knew in which building they were being held.

"The question is why there was such a delay by the White House to act on this information," Herridge said. "They did not OK the rescue operation until about seven weeks later. And there was clearly a fundamental disconnect between the quality of the intelligence, which the rescue team felt was of a sufficient level that they could act, and what was described to me as a significant delay on behalf of the White House, asking for the intelligence to build up further before they would act."

Herridge said that this was the last and best opportunity to rescue all of the hostages together, because after ISIS learned of the possible raid, the hostages were no longer held together.
You'll recall they didn't want to whack bin Laden.  And another hostage was missed because of this kind of delay.

If it'd been Obama dealing with the Barbary pirates, he'd have been in favor of paying protection money and ransoming hostages forever rather than fight them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This will stir things up

In a huge victory for supporters of gun rights, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Fort Worth Division issued a ruling Wednesday declaring the federal ban on interstate transfers of handguns unconstitutional. The 28-page opinion in the case of Frederic Russell Mance, Jr. against Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Director B. Todd Jones was signed by United States District Judge Reed O’Connor.
From what I understand this is certain to go to the next step, probably all the way to the Supremes.  But it is a step in the right direction.

It appears that buying any of the many standard magazines

is considered non-civil resistance by control freaks like Murphy.

I need to scrape up some money and buy more.

"Who are you peasants to judge a Journalist!

Do YOU have a degree?  Just because he lied a few times, what makes you think that's actually a problem?"  Etc.

This boils down to "We want to do the minimum to look like I'm actually trying to stop ISIL, while not actually stopping them."  Throw in “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death,” President Obama said in a statement., and you've got the mess: these people are expanding, gaining recruits, continuing the mass murder/crucifixions/slave-trading, and all the rest, and this idiot seems to think he can send some cops over to the region to arrest 'the' people responsible.  And then give them lawyers to argue how horrible the US is in a trial, etc.

Obama & Co. don't want to actually 'degrade' ISIL, let alone destroy it; they want to look like they're trying, because that's all that really counts.

Speaking of, there was this crap the other day.  "This was a random attack."
"A muslim attacked a kosher deli and killed Jews, and you're calling it random?"
"He didn't know their NAMES, so yes, it was random and you need to shut up and stop asking questions."
After which, when they fully realized how effing stupid they sounded, they announce "Of course it was anti-semitic!"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Remember the idiot in Austin?

(shut up, I'm narrowing it down)The one who'd voted for every tax increase for every idiot project/idea/whatever the city council wanted, and had just discovered that she could no longer afford to live there?

Well, meet another one.  Who's got a lot of company the media doesn't want to talk about.
...After all, she’d supported President Obama and the act as a matter of principle.

Ms. Pineman, who is self-employed, accepted that she’d have to pay higher premiums for a plan with a narrower provider network and no out-of-network coverage. She accepted that she’d have to pay out of pocket to see her primary care physician, who didn’t participate. She even accepted having co-pays of nearly $1,800 to have a cast put on her ankle in an emergency room after she broke it while playing tennis.

But her frustration bubbled over when she tried to arrange a follow-up visit with an orthopedist in her Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield network: The nearest doctor available who treated ankle problems was in Stamford, Conn. When she called to protest, her insurer said that Stamford was 14 miles from her home and 15 was considered a reasonable travel distance. “It was ridiculous — didn’t they notice it was in another state?” said Ms. Pineman, 46, who was on crutches.

She instead paid $350 to see a nearby orthopedist and bought a boot on Amazon as he suggested. She has since forked over hundreds of dollars more for a physical therapist that insurance didn’t cover, even though that provider was in-network.
So, 'on principle' she was willing to pay MORE for WORSE insurance with HIGHER deductibles... and now she's whining that she got exactly what her principles support?


And the food police are announcing "Yeah, we were full of crap.

You can eat eggs.  And cholesterol doesn't appear to be as big a deal as we thought."
No shit?

Looks like they're hedging on cholesterol.  Probably because flatly announcing "We've been lying to you due to bad science for decades" they just couldn't bring themselves to do.

You want dietary recommendations?  When the doc or anyone else starts the "Don't eat meat/eggs/dairy/fats", tell them to kiss your ass.  And have some bacon.

The terrorists best friend-

maybe second-best- is the Chamberlain who refuses to name the terrorist as such

Think he'll wave a paper when he announces 'Peace in Our Time with the Random Zealots'?

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ok, here's the results

of the .30-30 loads I put together the other day.  All at 30 yards, all with a 6 o'clock hold on the bullseye

.32-caliber wadcutter over 3.0 grains Bullseye
.32-caliber semiwadcutter, same charge
Nice groups.  The .32-caliber roundnose bullet, not so much

All right about 6" below point of aim; not surprising, these are low-velocity loads.

One more test done, couple of days ago I was able to cast some of the 115-grain .30-caliber bullets, lubed some with Liquid Alox, no gas check, and loaded them in .30-06 with 6.0 of bullseye, a practice load listed in that article at Cast Boolits. He used this with imperfect bullets not bad enough to throw back in the pot; these were just about perfect, but the results were not
Possibly my fault, and I'll load five more to give another try just to be certain.

But we're supposed to trust the IRS.

Yeah, right.
But other staffers rehired had documented conduct issues from previous tenures at the IRS, including purposefully not filing their taxes, wrongly authorizing taxpayer information and lying on official forms. Of those rehired, roughly one in five then went on to have further performance problems.
But the IRS insists it's all good.  After all, you don't expect IRS personnel to be under the same rules and penalties as the commoners, do you?

Used to know someone who'd been a auditor at the IRS, and she listed some of the rules they worked under, which were pretty strict; apparently they don't bother with such anymore.

A British police force has apologised after an officer told a newsagent to hand over details of customers who purchased copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Wiltshire police confirmed that one of their officers visited a newsagent in Corsham, Wiltshire, to ask for the names of four customers who ordered the commemorative “survivors’ issue” of the magazine.

The incident came to light when Anne Keat, 77, who bought the special issue from that newsagent, wrote a letter to the Guardian to warn people that wearing badges emblazoned with je suis Charlie may attract police interest.

But WE'RE the racists and (fill in the blank)...
"Allentown is the third largest city in the state," he said. "It is claiming a renaissance for wealthy, white individuals who wish to be safe. I believe the mayor has a responsibility to join the fight against this law."
You'll  also note that city officials being forced to obey state law is them 'caving to the gun lobby'.

Someone throws the 'Only cops are trained enough' line at you, send them to Miguels' place.
...Indeed, some of the best practical shooters I have known are cops. . . . BUT . . . . 

. . .I cannot count the number of LEOs from every level who have been brought out to a match for the first time by a buddy and simply STB — they bitch about taking our 30-minute new-shooter indoc (they go home if they refuse), they are unable safely to handle their weapon administratively, they are unable to clear a malf (and I have seen plenty of neglect-caused malfs in neglected service weapons), they are unable to reload, they are unable to draw their weaposn with speed and efficiency; they are unable to employ cover, they are unable to hit the target standing still, let alone while moving.

A: Determine who's responsible.

B: Vigorously apply Cluebat™.  No matter what their rank is.
C: Repeat B until lesson learned.  Then can the stupid bastards.
Elite Army snipers are receiving security training from the SAS amid fears that they and their families will be targeted by Islamic terrorists following a series of blunders.

Defence chiefs published online and in official reports the names and photographs of sharpshooters – a move the snipers say could endanger their lives.

At least 50 troops, including those belonging to elite Parachute Regiment and Royal Marine units, and some who have since left the Army, have attended briefings as concerns increase for their safety.
And, just to increase the stupid,
They are also warned not to carry military identification, remove their names from the electoral roll and to report suspicious activity to police.
Apparently the MoD has been taking lessons in mouthing off from Joe Biden.

Short report from the range

In .30-30, the wadcutters and SWCs worked well.  Roundnose, not so much.

More to come.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

And on the 'The Science is SETTLED!' front,

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.

This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognised by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.
Homewood has now turned his attention to the weather stations across much of the Arctic, between Canada (51 degrees W) and the heart of Siberia (87 degrees E). Again, in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was indicated by the data that was actually recorded. This has surprised no one more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country’s economy.
We're talking not simply about one or a few scientists throwing their integrity away, we're talking about national agencies being a part of this.  Over at Powerline they've got GIFs showing just how badly some of the records were screwed with, also this:
Let me state again. These warming adjustments have taken place at every single, currently operational site in Paraguay. …

What is perhaps most telling is that we have not heard a word from NCDC or GISS. We expect the jokers from BEST to jump in, but this data and the associated adjustments are from NCDC and GISS.

Serious accusations have been levelled against them in the media, yet they have not responded or attempted to defend their data. Instead, they seem intent to sweep the matter under the carpet, just as they did last summer when they told us “the system was working as it was supposed to”!
A this point it should be "The science is settled, we're  a bunch of lying bastards!"

Yes, they're turning children into murdering, bloodthirsty,

vicious little blood supplies, but hey, the Crusades were awful! weren't they?
They stand in the front row at public beheadings and crucifixions held in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s stronghold in Syria. They’re used for blood transfusions when Islamic State fighters are injured. They are paid to inform on people who are disloyal or speak out against the Islamic State. They are trained to become suicide bombers. They are children as young as 6 years old, and they are being transformed into the Islamic State’s soldiers of the future. 

The Islamic State has put in place a far-reaching and well-organized system for recruiting children, indoctrinating them with the group’s extremist beliefs, and then teaching them rudimentary fighting skills. The militants are preparing for a long war against the West, and hope the young warriors being trained today will still be fighting years from now.

But Obama orders us not to get all upset, because a thousand years ago some of the crusaders were right bastards.

Gee, you'd think the IRS had something to hide...

 Lawyers for the Internal Revenue Service attempted to stall a criminal investigation by waiting nearly a month before giving an agency employee permission to meet with investigators, despite the employee’s willingness to testify, emails showed.

The documents also contained copies of the waivers the IRS employee had to sign before discussing any evidence with investigators.
Other forms indicated the IRS employee provided information about the agency’s alleged misconduct in exchange for the assurance that the evidence could not be used against him or her in court.
But we can trust the IRS.  Sure.

Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.
Interesting; now he's actually blaming a group other than 'Everyone who owns guns'. 

“Notwithstanding assurances given by German government leaders and by Hull that the Nazi excesses against the Jewish race had ceased in Germany, Jewish leaders went ahead with plans for mass protest meetings,” another wire story read. “All requests that these meetings be canceled fell on deaf ears.”

A week before the story, the first official Nazi concentration camp of Dachau had opened.

The media coverage should sound familiar. It’s how Iran’s nuclear buildup is being covered. It’s how Muslim violence against Jews is covered. It’s discussed reluctantly and immediately dismissed. Jews are written off as pests who refuse to listen when Kerry, like Hull, tells them there’s nothing to worry about.

That is how the Holocaust really happened

From the People's Republic of New York City,

Commandant Bratton has a new desire.  Because the cops never have enough power over you.
In addition to stiffening penalties for things like wearing protective body armor, tinting windows and holding police to similar information disclosures that “civilians” (a telling attitude in itself ) are subjected to, Bratton said it would be “very helpful” if charges of resisting arrest were upped from misdemeanors to felonies.
I guess referring to the 'commoners' was a bit too much for him, but 'civilians', well, that's great!

"There's a widespread pattern in American policing where resisting arrest charges are used to sort of cover -- and that phrase is used -- the officer's use of force," retired criminal justice professor and expert witness Sam Walker told WNYC in a December analysis of police abuse. "Why did the officer use force? Well, the person was resisting arrest."
How many times has that turned out to be, in how many reports?