Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bit of an event this weekend,

so kind of busy.  Some pictures to come later.

In the meantime, received some more study material

Makes you wonder how bad the information was for Hillary

to do this and announce it.
Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.
Illegal as hell, unethical as hell, just what we've come to expect.  Like the statement from her mouthpiece:
Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there. But David Kendall, an attorney for Clinton, said the 900 pages of emails previously provided to the panel cover its request.
Not hardly, and he damn well knows it.  He also knows most of the Democrats in Congress will still obstruct and whine and scream to keep her from facing real consequences.  And most of the media.  She's a slimy, lying crook, but she's a leftist Democrat so they don't want the law to apply to her.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Busy day, nearly forgot

the data dump.

Again, chances of the EUnuchs agreeing to this,

just about zero.  That people are actually saying "Give us a chance to protect ourselves" is a step forward; my only problem is with this:
“Let there be no doubt, we are asking that all weapons will be issued for self protection only, and to designated personnel that will undergo thorough investigation and training by local authorities.”
Instead of pleading with the authorities to issue guns and train people, it really ought to be "Stop preventing us from owning arms and learning to use them for self-defense"; although, considering Europe, even this is drastic.  And must've caused severe "Does this peasant actually think we would approve this?" among the EUnuchs.

You'd think they want the Iranians to have nukes...

U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.

This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
I think Obama does want Iran to have nuclear weapons; he considers it 'fair' since Israel has them.  Plus... I doubt he's muslim; I very much doubt he has any sincere religious belief(other than socialism).  I think he has very great feeling for muslims in general and muslim-run nations, and that's coloring everything he does.  Like making it hard to do anything serious about ISIL, like caving to the Iranian government, his refusal to say 'Islamic terrorism' and so forth.  And it's costing us, and will cost more in the future.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last night here: high winds,hail,

pouring rain, and tornadoes spotted around.  Much worse some other areas, I've got tarps to dry and put back in place, and the bird feeder in front is permanently out of service.

Good time to  bring this up: in case I haven't mentioned this before, Erin Palette started a site called Blue Collar Prepping; good site, lots of stuff on getting prepared for problems.  And nobody there is of the "Just write a check to company X for their DoesItAllDisasterKit" mindset.

What passes for 'free speech' among the EUnuchs

The man is a 24-year-old fan of the largely Protestant football team Rangers. And he was recently found guilty of singing a song called “The Billy Boys”, which is an anti-Catholic song that Rangers fans have been singing for years.

Under Scotland’s Orwellian Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, he was sentenced to four months in jail for songcrimes. We’ve had thoughtcrime and speechcrime — now we have songcrime.
...His name is Dan Parks. He’s a painter. He does paintings which he says are designed to challenge political correctness and to rattle the authorities. And they can certainly be described as offensive and racist works. For this, he was sent to jail for six months at the end of last year and his artworks were destroyed by the Swedish state.
...In Spain, a rapper called Pablo Hasel was recently released from a two-year prison sentence for the crime of singing songs that contained violent lyrics.
And on, and on.

And the leftists and other fools think we should copy them.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why are science deniers such bigoted fools?

Speaking, of course, of those 'the Science is SETTLED and don't you dare question that!' deniers. 

Climate Depot has a link(I'm not linking directly, it's right up at the top right now if you want to sludge yourself with the whole thing) to a bunch of idiots who announce, in post and comments attacking AGW 'deniers' in general and Cruz in particular,
Climate deniers are also racists.
This kind of analysis:
You have to remember that the denialists are for the most part the direct descendants of the “rebels” of the 1860’s. Religiously fundamental, socially conservative, anti central government, and hugely hypocritical regarding any question of ethics or morality related to their racism or anti-science beliefs.. Just as they justified their enslavement of humans back then, they keep alive their racism and intolerance today and have extended it to denial of science.
And a very interesting
What rules out Cruz for me is he’s a zionist .

Wonderful people, aren't they?

Welcome to Spring(insert rude noise here)

Tornadoes, hail, rain, high winds, etc.  Bleagh.

Couple of results from the range

Decided to try dropping the charge just a bit on a couple, and got this:
.30-06, Lyman 115-grain spitzer sized .311, 3.0 grains Bullseye, 30 yards
 .30-06, .32 SWC sized .311, 3.0 Bullseye
Both of these quite nice, and it's kind of like shooting a hot .22.  Kind of fun to touch off a 1903A3 and get 'bang' and the rifle just shifts a bit; several times I've had people wander over and ask what I'm shooting 'cause it can't be .30-06.

Both bullets were seated to just ahead of the lube groove, and just enough crimp to make sure they couldn't move.

I find I'm just all out of sympathy

for cops who think the same laws that apply to 'civilians' shouldn't apply to them.  Or that they should get special exemption, because Cop.
"The shooting cost me everything," Cowley says. "You make a split-second decision about whether you go home that day and someone else does not. That's a heavy burden."
Deal with it, Cowley; anyone who uses a gun, on the job or in self-defense, has that on their mind. 

And when you lie about what happened, and 'lose or misplace evidence', it makes you even less worthy of any sympathy.

Bit more here.

We're supposed to trust ANY federal agency

why, again?
Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas exerted "improper influence" on behalf of three applicants for a federal program that grants residency to foreign investors in U.S. projects, including one with links to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and another to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
And that's just part of it.

Looks like Appalachian State U needs to be sued for creating a hostile racial environment.
Wonder if they have any idea just how freaking stupid this is long-term?  "These idiots claim to be for equality, but they keep shitting on me for things I have no control over and made-up crap?  Screw all of 'em."

Add to the list of 'Paying idiots to support the enemy' Cornell:
A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.

Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.”
Willing to put aid packages together... that sounds an awful lot like 'providing aid and comfort to the enemy', doesn't it?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Higher' Education in full display

And when they screw up, the answer is- of course- to blame someone else.
George Washington University officials made a racist or religious mistake but, instead of promptly correcting it, they have blamed a Jewish student for “bigotry,” banishing him from the campus, threatening him with arrest, keeping him from Passover services, and also threatening to expel him at a hearing next Monday, says John Banzhaf, a senior law professor at the University.

Campus officials, mistaking an ancient Indian symbol representing peace, prosperity, and other virtuous qualities for a Nazi swastika symbolizing racism and hate, blamed the Jewish student who posted it on the bulletin board of his own largely-Jewish fraternity, claiming incorrectly that it was in fact a swastika which expressed "bigotry and hatred," and strongly suggesting that his act might constitute a "hate crime."
So they decided they wanted to pay his way, and trash their reputations in the process... smart, real smart.

"Oh please, President Lightbringer, make another illegal change to the law to put this mess off until after the next election!"

Robert Effing Kennedy Jr. doesn't care if children get sick, suffer, and sometimes die or are crippled by easily-stopped diseases.  Because he's a fucking idiot, and thinks his last name is magical.

Which, to a bunch of weak-minded fools, it apparently is.

Professor of Psychiatry speaks fact; CSGV hardest hit

However, Duke University Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Jeff Swanson cautioned that the link between gun violence against others and diagnosable mental health is, in fact, very small. “Twenty-eight percent of gun-disqualifying records are related to mental health,” he said. “But only 4 percent of those who commit gun violence have a serious mental illness. If we waved a magic wand and eliminated all diagnosable mental health problems, we’d have 96 percent of the same gun violence.”
I call it embarrassing because the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy turns out to be a pseudo think-tank of our friends at the Cult Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violence via their Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. I figure they were not expecting Dr. Swanson to get off the reservation or that it was recorded for posterity.
Yeah, it's troublesome for them when the expert they're counting on speaks truth.  Which isn't what they want.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Most transparent administration

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn’t find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.
Its backlog of unanswered requests at year’s end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the fewest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

Sounds like this CoP actually wants to clean things up; how many times have you heard this before:
Similarly, when an officer moonlighting as a security guard was accused of punching a college student at a party at a Beltsville warehouse, Hylton suspended not just the officer accused of violence but also four others who might have witnessed something and not reported it.

In that case, Hylton said he wanted to send a "clear-cut message" about reporting misconduct.

But he acknowledged that he has acted more aggressively when it comes to police wrongdoing than other chiefs have, suspending or firing officers and offering his candid opinions to reporters. He said doing so maintains the department's "credibility" with residents - proving to them that the department can police itself.
In the People's Republic of Maryland, yet.  A place where they can raid the wrong house, shoot the dogs and terrify the people, and "We followed procedure, so stop bitching."
He may be a jerk in other ways, but in this this chief seems on the right track.

Of all the thousands of rounds I've handloaded over time,

with American-made primers(CCI, Winchester, Remington, Federal), I've had exactly two dud primers; one Federal large rifle, and one CCI small pistol. 

Out of that one brick of Wolf small pistol, I had at least five misfires out of each hundred; some would go with a second or third strike, some were just flat dead.

And knew someone who bought some Wolf small rifle during the drought; not quite as bad, but almost.

Not all Wolf suck; of those large rifle Berdan primers, not a single problem, and I've known people who used lots of them(mainly large & small pistol) with no problems.  But I'd be really leery of using Wolf for any ammo that might have a critical-use, like hunting or self-defense.

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #318: lying under oath,

excessive force, and in general being assholes hiding behind badges.

And the union president, dirtbag name of Daryl Turner, illustrates the mindset we've come to know and loathe:
However, in this case, it was unfair and in conflict with well-established legal principles to question the credibility of the police officers involved in this case based on shaky cell phone video footage filmed from some distance away(Yeah, what's video evidence compared to the word of lying cops?). Graham v. Connor states that the reasonableness of a use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer at the scene, and its calculus must embody an allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions as to the amount of force necessary in that particular situation. In other words, the officers' reasonable perceptions count, not video footage.
"Stop showing that video, it means NOTHING compared to what the officer perceived!"

Really, go read the rest of what this slimeball spouted.  It's amazing, and if the people of Portland don't look with suspicion on every cop after reading this, they're nuts.

Yeah, that's a broad brush; you think this is the first time these clowns have lied under oath?  And that others didn't know what they'd done, and kept their mouths shut?  Help the bad guys with badges, get lumped in with them.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I'd rather have been riding

or shooting, but
The garden is tilled,
big bushes are trimmed,
all bush trimmings gathered, mowed and in the can,
most of the leaves and other accumulated crap raked away from the fence, mowed, etc.,
and there's something else in there I can't remember offhand.
So a reasonably accomplished day(yes, some of this should've been done before, but it's done now, so shut up).

I shall now celebrate by studying one of my favorite subjects: redheads

They don't just want that ban, they want to widen it. Greatly.

As in 'just about every centerfire rifle ammunition made'.
... U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) announced that he intends to introduce legislation to “extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.”
And you can bet he'll include single-shots like Contenders in his definition of 'handguns'.

Yeah, the problem isn't that Jones was acting illegally,

against regulations and procedure and so forth, oh no; the problem was he handled it 'sloppily'.

So now these dirtbags want to meet with ATF deputy director Thomas Brandon, who will be taking over for Jones, in the coming weeks to inquire about why the agency dropped the bullet ban and whether he will bring it back.
Brandon is just as bad as Jones, and Holder; he'll want to.  Keep after your congresscritter to deal with this.  "Since you have so much free time and personnel you feel you can work at illegal actions like this, you obviously have too large a budget; let's start with a 20% cut" would be a nice start.  Or that law flatly stating 'BATFE cannot ban ammunition, or any component thereof'.