Saturday, June 20, 2015

In case you need a list of what all 'doesn't happen in other countries',

over here:
Behring Anders Breivik killed 75, 2011, Norway
Mohammed Merah killed 7, 2012, France
Genildo Ferreira de França killed 14, 1997, Brazil
Michael Robert Ryan killed 16, 1987, UK
Eric Borel killed 15, 1995, France
Friedrich Leibacher killed 14, 2001,Switzerland
Christian Dornier killed 14, 1989, France
Ljubiša Bogdanović killed 13, 2013, Serbia
Derrick Bird killed 12, 2010, UK
Robert Steinhäuser killed 16, 2002, Germany
Tim Kretschmer killled 15, 2009, Germany
Wellington Menezes de Oliveira killed 12, 2011, Brazil
Bai Ningyang killed 12, 2006, China
Juhani Matti Saari killed 10, 2008, Finland
Huanming Wu killed 9, 2010, China
Ahmed Ibragimov killed 41, 1999, Russia
Ami Popper killed 7, 1990, Israel
Antoní Blažka killed 6, 2013, Czech Republic

 More on the subject here.

My, how racist and PC of Salon

If this is how psychologists in general think,

then the bastards shouldn't be trusted.  About much of anything.

Let me give you a few bits:
...on America's culture of racism and gun violence...
...the bloodshed is a reflection of America's violent, gun-crazed culture, but it is only our aversion to reason as a society that has allowed violence to define the culture...
...What else could explain the hyper-patriotism that has many accepting an outlandish notion that America is far superior to the rest of the world?...
And on, and on.  You've got 'America is the most violent country',  etc.  And this winner:
Rational public policy, including policies that allow reasonable restraints on gun access, simply isn't possible without an informed, engaged, and rationally thinking public.
Very short version: 'Anti-intellectualism = You people won't think and believe the way we say you should.'

Friday, June 19, 2015

At last, I remembered!

Therefore, the data dump is on schedule

It's nice when the leftists and racists let the truth out

'White Privilege'
Short version: independent thought, free expression, upward mobility, private property, all are part of White Privilege.

Yeah, try telling me the bastards pushing this aren't socialist and racist.

Questions, questions...

Was the Great Plague of Athens ebola?

Democrats Propose Getting Rid of Republican Hero Hamilton, But Keeping Pro-Slavery, Indian-Massacring Founder of the Democrat Party Andrew Jackson on Nation's Currency
That's one way of putting it.

Ah, the World Health Organization; they can't jump on ebola in time, but they're hell on feelings:
But in an astonishing example of political correctness, World Health Organisation officials have called for terms such as swine flu, bird flu and monkey pox to be banned – in order to protect animals from needless slaughter.

Other conditions – including German measles and Spanish flu – will also be outlawed because they might upset people from those countries.
No, they're not kidding.
The guidelines also call for the words ‘unknown’, ‘death’, ‘fatal’ and ‘epidemic’ to be avoided in descriptions of human disease because they can ‘incite undue fear’.

Geographic locations will be sidelined to protect the feelings of people living in those regions, spelling the end of Middle East respiratory syndrome, Rift Valley fever and Japanese encephalitis.
This is what they want to spend time and money on.  Because Feelings...

Ok, what the HELL is wrong with these idiots?
The dog, Miller, was on a leash when a Cleveland, Miss. police investigator shot him, according to Tyler and Bethany Muzzi. The dog’s owners also said that the investigator initially claimed that the 1-year-old yellow lab tried to attack him and that he didn’t know he was leashed. But Cleveland’s police chief later admitted that the officer knew Miller was restrained but that he was still within his rights to shoot.
I am going to refrain from further comments.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Why might she not want those e-mails looked at?

Things like this.
This memo is dated August 22, 2011, immediately after the fall of Qaddafi’s government. It is interesting for several reasons. First, it shows Blumenthal giving Hillary political advice. Second, it confirms that Libya was intended to be Hillary’s great accomplishment as Secretary of State, for which she was to take full credit. Third, it is striking how Blumenthal’s comments about Libya sound as though he was talking about Iraq.

Why the schools are screwed, and so are the students:
Attorneys for a nationally recognized Los Angeles Unified teacher, who was removed from his classroom after allegations of misconduct, are issuing an ultimatum to district administrators: publicly apologize and let him return to work, or get sued.
And what was this horrible misconduct?
Three months later, L.A. Unified officials have not clearly outlined the allegations against the popular teacher, said his attorney Mark Geragos. But Geragos said he learned that the investigation stemmed from a complaint by another teacher after Esquith read to a class a passage from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

"How dare you disturb Senator Sweeney with a protest!  We must prevent this from happening again!"
Yeah, sounds like the D&FSofNJ.

History. Turns up in all kinds of ways

Researchers believe plaque they found on 400,000-year old teeth reveals a lot about the diet and food preparation methods of early Paleolithic humans.
Traces of charcoal found on the teeth suggested that the inhabitants of Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv feasted on meat roasted on indoor fires, scientists from Tel Aviv University said Wednesday. The pollution they then inhaled had a negative impact on their health, evidence of which survived to this day.

They've got the dirtbag in Charleston

Apparently an actual racist and wearing a South African and a Rhodesian flag on his jacket when caught; the SPLC must be creaming its pants and trying desperately to find a tea party connection of some kind.  Any kind.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to think that that 'due process' thing is far too troublesome, and wants to get it out of the way while lying about it.  Disgusting bastard.
Gillibrand's bill does not specifically lay out what rights accusers (the bill calls them "victims" throughout, except for once, illustrating a clear bias) and the accused have. It states only that schools must provide each student with written notice of the process to provide them "with the opportunity to meaningfully exercise the due process rights afforded to them under institutional policy."
The deck is stacked against the accused student even before the hearing. Once a sexual assault accusation is made, the accuser has the entire Title IX office behind him or her. Gillibrand's bill requires training for each individual who implements the policies and those who are responsible "for resolving complaints." That training is to be "victim-centered," meaning whoever is conducting the investigation may be predisposed to assume the accused is guilty. The training includes how to question "persons subjected to sexual violence," "information on consent and the effect that drugs or alcohol may have on an individual's ability to consent" and "the effects of trauma, including neurobiology of trauma."

Yeah, we can trust Clinton.  And the State Department.  Yeah.

The Washington Examiner obtained a dozen drafts of the report that revealed officials under Harold Geisel, the temporary inspector general during Clinton's four-year tenure, let sections be edited out in late 2012.

The deleted information gave details of several investigations stymied by high-level staff in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

A draft dated Nov. 16, 2012 contained several passages that explained the extent of interference in investigations from staff in Clinton's office.

"Sources reported that a senior '7th Floor' Department official ordered [diplomatic security] to stop the investigation of an ambassador accused of pedophilia, and another such senior official had [diplomatic security] stop an investigation of an ambassador-designate," the report said.

The seventh floor is often used as a reference to the secretary's office, as it is physically located on that level of the State Department building.

That stuff from Earnest the other day, "Our aid is helping the Kurds win, our plans are working" ?  Yeah, not so much.
The Kurds are enjoying increasing success against ISIS, and not only are they doing it without the U.S. weapons they seek, they often find themselves going up against American-made equipment.
U.S. military aid is distributed through Baghdad, which has an arm’s length relationship with the semi-autonomous Kurds in the north. Without direct aid, the Kurds have largely made do with aging equipment and weapons they seize from ISIS.

Mentioned this before: time to write/call the congresscritters to push this bill; looks like a good one.
The bill would, according to NRA:
  • eliminate ATF’s authority to reclassify popular rifle ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition;
  • provide for the lawful importation of any non-National Firearms Act firearm or ammunition that may otherwise be lawfully possessed and sold within the United States;
  • protect shotguns, shotgun shells, and larger caliber rifles from arbitrary classification as “destructive devices” which under federal law subjects them to onerous registration and taxation provisions and creates a ban on possession of the firearm in some states;
  • broaden the temporary interstate transfer provision to allow temporary transfers for all lawful purposes rather than just for “sporting purposes.”

I've got problems with Rand Paul, but this does sound good:

So on Thursday I am announcing an over $2 trillion tax cut that would repeal the entire IRS tax code—more than 70,000 pages—and replace it with a low, broad-based tax of 14.5% on individuals and businesses. I would eliminate nearly every special-interest loophole. The plan also eliminates the payroll tax on workers and several federal taxes outright, including gift and estate taxes, telephone taxes, and all duties and tariffs. I call this “The Fair and Flat Tax.” . . .
I've been signed up for the WSJ site, and the damn thing still won't let me log in and read the whole thing, therefore the bit at Insty is all I've got.  But that bit does sound very good.

A bad guy did a terrible thing last night

If they're not already, expect the blood-dancers to be in full cry.  Including the one in the Oval Office.

Yeah, this could make crap even more interesting

Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers (6 miles) which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

That is one big and well-traveled fish

All 3,500 pounds of her
Here are Mary Lee’s recordings since 2012. Every time her dorsal fin rises above the water’s surface, OCEARCH receives a “ping”.

Speaking of critters, animal-rights weenies caught lying(again); anybody surprised?

And why do people say unkind things about judges?

Sometimes it's because the judge is an asshat, and needs to be told so.  And, despite what some of them seem to think, having that black robe as a work uniform does not mean you're immune to criticism.

If your congresscritter asks why you're so insistent on doing something about illegal aliens, tell the idiot the piles of dead bodies are a powerful argument.
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement reports that 121 convicted criminals who were never removed from the country face murder charges today.

Someone has to be the dumbest politician in Australia. Why is it sexist to nominate a top contender just because she’s a woman?

Noticed how when a woman criticises a man that’s just criticism, but when a man criticises a woman, that’s “bullying” and “intimidation”?

What’s missing in the gun-media landscape, say founders of The Trace, is a news outlet devoted to the prevention of violence.
Because, as noted, all the money Bloomberg's poured into Mommies and CSGV and so forth hasn't worked, so: New 'News' Source.

Expelled.  For tweets, because 'Title IX'.
Oh yeah, I think they're going to pay for that.

I think I can diagnose this: they got used to letting their finger rest on the trigger(even knowing they shouldn't) because of that heavy first-round pull on the Beretta, and they're still doing it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

First I did some looking around.  There's actually one (good)recoil pad made to fit A1/A2 stocks, but it's got mixed reviews on fit problems.  Got hold of these folks who say it's been improved.  I've used that brand pad before, and they're very good.  However, being cheap and thinking I had something in a box somewhere, I kept looking and finally found it: a Pachmayr 'grind to fit' pad, last of several I'd picked up on clearance a few years ago.  I'd used one to fit onto the Mosin-Nagant stock, and it worked very well.  So, try to make it fit; here's how it went.

One thing to remember: all grind-to-fit pads are not the same.  This one has a hard plastic base, and you can cut it down a LOT; some are made  in different sizes and have a steel plate embedded in them(I believe the Limbsaver pads are one).  Check the information, if it's one of these it should note how big it is, and just how far you can grind it down without hitting the plate.

More than just grinding the profile in this case, as the original buttplate is cut in so it has a base that fits inside the stock.  More on that later.

Original and Pachmayr

The original butt plate helped a lot.  Set it so the top screw hole was centered on the top hole in the pad base, centered the plate on the pad,

then clamped it.  Now, hopefully without it moving(things can be sneaky that way), trace around it with a sharp scribe to scratch a line into the pad.

Here's the most messy part.  Grinding to that line.  You can use a grinding wheel, or a belt or disk sander, if the belt or disk use a fairly coarse belt to do most of it.  That(or the wheel) will cut pretty quickly and tends to throw the pad bits off instead of clogging.  You will have black(or red, or whatever) rubber dust all over, which is why I do stuff like this by putting the sander outside, and then blowing it off thoroughly before putting it back inside.

Cut away rubber until close to the line, at which point try it against the original plate to make sure you don't overdo it.  If you need to redo the guide line, on a plastic plate like this you can rub it lightly on sandpaper or the belt

to roughen the surface a touch; that'll obscure the original line and let you scribe a new one.

Now take it down to the line.  The ideal is that JUST as the line disappears, you're there, which means do that last bit very carefully; cut and compare.  If need be you can leave it a touch oversize and clean the rest later.

Ok, you've got a good match. 

Now you need to drill the holes for the screws(done in the pic above).  Not something you have to do with standard stocks, but  the A2 stock uses two with large heads, and they can't just slide in like the regular type.  Here I put the top screw through the original plate and into the pad hole to make sure it wouldn't move(base to base), lined the edges up and clamped, then used a drill bit that barely fit into the other hole in the plate.  Push it in to contact the pad, turn it a few times and it should mark the pad base nicely.  Then take it apart, place the proper bit in the drill press(can be done by hand, just watch the angles), and taking care to keep things square, drill all the way through the pad, using the top hole and the mark for the bottom for location.

Flip it over, and use a bit just a little smaller than the screw heads, drill down far enough to cut most of the rubber but not into the plate.  That should let the screws anchor the pad solidly.  With the regular type screws for this you can get them in pretty much invisibly, but I wasn't concerned about that here; with those big heads, it'd never work.

Also: for the above I used brad-point wood bits; they have spurs on the outer edge of both cutting flutes to make nice, clean holes.  If you don't have/don't want to buy one, a regular bit of the same size will work, but won't give as clean a hole.

Now you need to cut that lip.
Yes, can be done by hand, using a sharp file.  No, I didn't.  Saved by a piece of equipment I bought on sale a few years ago at Harbor Freight: a trim router
(please ignore the stuff in the background)
This is a small router intended to trim, say, new linoleum topping on a counter to the exact edge of the counter very cleanly.  Works for other things as well, for instance the pistol grips I orignally bought it to work on; you can hollow out an area in the center of a piece, or shape a grip base like we're doing here.

It came with, among other things, a roller guide

Idea is you adjust that so you can roll the guide along the counter edge and it'll trim the new top to exactly match.  Used the original buttplate to adjust the width and depth of the cut
and locked that in. 

For the cutting, I strongly(VERY) suggest you find a way to lock the router in a vise, or in some other way secure it, so it can't shift and you have both hands free.  And be very very damned careful; those sharp edges are moving at many thousand RPM, and if you slip into it, it will tear you up.
I'd also suggest earmuffs and safety glasses; this sucker is loud, and it'll be throwing small thin slices of the plastic base around.

With it secured, and you protected, power it up and- carefully- work the pad base on it.  Remember, this is kind of like a buffing wheel in that it can- will, if there's a chance- grab things out of your hand.  Work all the way around.  If, especially on the top and bottom, there's a place you can't really get to, don't worry, cleanup can be done with a file.  You wind up with something like this

That area at the lower right that looks uneven?  That's because it is; the bit grabbed it, which resulted in swearing and that choppy area.  There was a small area at the toe that the bit couldn't reach, so used a sharp file to cut that to fit.  You'll also notice that the white showing isn't perfectly even; I didn't get the sides of the pad all around exactly square to the base, therefore I wound up with slightly uneven edges.

When done, it goes on like this

Not bad.  The profile wound up fitting the stock very closely.  Maybe a little file work on a couple of spots and that's it.

One thing you have to watch with a AR is you do not want the top screw- which screws into the back of the buffer tube- to go in too far(shut up, I know what you're thinking and you're sick).  Some measuring showed no problem there, it'll actually go in less than with the original buttplate.

Tried it out at the range; HUGE difference.  I know .338 Federal isn't as punishing as a lot of cartridges, but that flat buttplate beat on my somewhat-abused shoulder more than I was comfortable with.  Worth every bit of the work.

If you're looking for that 'can't feel the transition' fit, the process in short is
Grind the pad very close.
Wrap a turn of strapping tape around the stock with the edge meeting the pad edge exactly.
Take a SHARP, NEW file(gunsmiths tend to have a file just for this purpose), and start cutting the pad sides down. 
When the file touches the tape, stop cutting.
Replace the strapping tape with masking tape, and repeat.  Do it right and you'll wind up with no scratches on the stock and a very nice fit.

Apparently Governor Howler thinks he badly needs some good publicity;

this ain't it.
“Cuomo actually disrupted the early search efforts when he arrived at the ‘command center’ on Saturday and refused to enter the room until everyone was removed except state employees,’’ said a longtime law-enforcement figure who has regular contact with many involved in the search effort.
“Cuomo’s aides came in and threw out the US marshal, the sheriff [David Favro, like Cuomo a Democrat] and others who were there to help coordinate the search effort.
“And they did it without even saying ‘Thanks for your help,’ or such, just, ‘Get out so his highness can enter.’
Yeah, that's not going to go over real well.  And the State Police aren't exactly covering themselves with professionalism, either.
The sources, meanwhile, said the State Police, the lead agency, had repeatedly refused to share information on the design and scope of the manhunt with the local police, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the state Correctional Services Department and the state Environmental Conservation Department, whose police officers are part of the search, as well as the US Marshals Service.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Ok, so the head of your group turns out not to be black, and doesn't want to talk to you to explain this, cancels a meeting, etc.  And your reaction is to
...demonstrate today over the controversy enveloping their president, Rachel Dolezal, who said Sunday she’s not ready to face them and explain claims she has lied about her race.

“This is a peaceful demonstration statement that is not about us but delivering a unified message that integrity matters,” said Kitara McClure, the former multicultural director at Spokane Community College and a member of the NAACP.
Dear Deity, it's amazing, their response to EVERYTHING seems to be 'Let's have a demonstration!'

On Christopher Lee: I'd heard something about this story before, but this is the first time I've heard the whole thing:
Yet my favorite moment in the series isn't even on camera, but in the DVD commentary. It's the scene on top of the tower where Lee's Saruman gets stabbed in the back by Grima Wormtongue, for which the director, Peter Jackson, wanted Lee to let out a scream.
The actor felt obliged to explain to Sir Peter why that would be all wrong. He proposed to let out a small groan, a quiet gasp, as the air is pushed out of his punctured lungs. The director was resistant, so Lee said: "Peter, have you ever heard the sound a man makes when he's stabbed in the back?"

"Um, no," replied Jackson.

"Well, I have," said Lee, "and I know what to do.'" And from somewhere deep in the recesses of his memory an old SOE agent conjured the sound a Nazi makes when you plunge the knife in.

A full life, on-screen and off.

And yet more tests of light stuff. Why?

Because I can.  So there.

Actually, part of this is also because of some oversights in the past on .303, so I put together some more which worked out as follows, all five-shots at 30 yards:
100-gr. SWC, unsized, over 3.2 grains Bullseye, OAL 2.64"

Same load with the bullet sized .314"
I'm calling that lateral spread my fault.  Take that out, really nothing to choose between them.

And that Lyman 115-grain spitzer, unsized, 3.0 Bullseye, OAL 2.73"
That was a surprise two ways.  One, I hadn't expected that smaller-diameter bullet to work well in this rifle.  Two, they would NOT feed from the magazine; they'd hang up just outside the mouth of the chamber.  So need to make one of these with the same OAL as the SWC loads, and see if it will feed; if it will, try five and see if that different length makes a difference.

The other was .30-06, with two differences: this rifle has a scope, and it's a M1 Garand.  Yes, you have to single-load them.  Wanted both to see how they'd shoot in it, and, it having a scope, might remove some of the human error involved in me and iron sights.  So, also five-shot groups at 30 yards,
.30-06, 100-grain SWC, unsized, over 3.2 grains Bullseye,
Not bad at all.  3.2 grains because I'd noticed in the 1903A3 it shot this bullet better with that charge than it did with 3.0.

.30-06, 155-grain spitzer, sized .311, 3.17" OAL
That's downright nice.

And the 160-grain spitzer, sized .311, over 3.0 Bullseye, 2.9" OAL
Also quite nice.

If needs be said, all these- out of the Enfield or M1- had basically zero recoil.  And afterward the bores are nice and shiny.  I'll try to break the M1 down later and look at the gas port(things like this would be a nice use for one of those inexpensive borescopes) to see if any signs of fouling; I doubt there is.

One more thing: I did manage to put a recoil pad on the project rifle, and tried a few rounds; HUGE difference, well worth doing.  I'll have more on that later.

So the IRS has decided that they don't care how badly they're seen;

after all, any reputation for honesty and even-handedness isn't important, right?
...The court filing, provided to The Daily Caller, claims the IRS received new Lerner emails from the Treasury Department’s inspector general (TIGTA) but can’t fork over the emails to Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group suing to get the emails. Why? Because the IRS is busy making sure that none of the emails are duplicates  – you know, so as not to waste anyone’s time.
Yeah, THAT'S why they don't want to turn them over.
Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, Obama’s former White House chief of staff, seized all of the emails that went back and forth between the IRS and the White House and won’t hand them over, arguing that since confidential taxpayer information was illegally disclosed in the emails, then it would be illegal to make the emails public – since they have confidential taxpayer information in them. Get it?

"This gun control law saved lots of lives(we think.  Maybe.  We're not sure)!"
The author also notes some other “potential problems” with the study. In order to compare what Connecticut would look like without the law, they created a “synthetic” Connecticut — a Frankensteinian creation that is mostly Rhode Island, with some Maryland, and traces of California, Nevada and New Hampshire. Seriously? What could possibly go wrong with that? You’re comparing actual data to a model you created out of thin air involving multiple places which are not Connecticut? Hey… Science!
And downhill from there.

Monday, June 15, 2015

I think the city of Waco, and the county, are in deep, deep doodoo

Four weeks after the deadly May 17th shooting incident outside a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, more details have come out concerning the incident, but significant questions still remain about the actions taken by law enforcement and the police’s account of what transpired.
Police in Waco still have yet to state how many bikers, if any, were killed by the police, or to explain why the police showed up in force at all prior to the meeting on May 17th.

In a statement on Friday, the police said that of 16 officers that were in the parking lot, only three fired a total of 12 shots.  However, the statement still didn’t clarify how many of the bikers were killed by police. Authorities say they have not recieved final autopsy results that would clarify ballistics.
Really?  Four weeks later?  In a case where they'd be working fast as they could to get everything they could?  I could be mistaken but that does sound like 'Keep delaying as long as we can.'

Then there’s the issue of the vague charges and mass arrests: if innocent people were arrested, held for weeks, and publicly accused of heinous crimes, it’s a nightmare scenario for dozens of people, impacting their work, family and personal reputations.

There are mounting reasons to believe that’s what happened. As the AP reported on May 22nd, over 115 of the men taken into custody had no criminal record but were still held on $1,000,000 bond, for what have been called ‘fill in the name” charges of engaging in organized criminal activity:

This is sounding more and more like the PD and SO really screwed the pooch.  And sooner or later this is going to blow up all the way.  Especially after this:
In fact, Lori said, the biker community is rife with reports about witnesses who heard the discharge of lots of high-powered weaponry after a few initial pop-pop sounds of handguns. The reports sounded like they came from “muzzled or suppressed high-powered weapons,” said Lori, though she wasn’t there. The theory is that the heavy fire came from tactical police officers.
And now
The Waco police press release on Friday confirmed the use of suppressors.

And they keep upping the number of weapons found.  Wonder how many of those were locked in trunks or whatever and had nothing to do with the meet/fight/whatever?

Does not smell good, folks.

I've got a friend in the area, one of the people arrested on that million-dollar bond crap handles their lawn work; has a franchise from a major company.  Now, considering that just about everyone runs background checks on employees anymore, I tend to think they'd have done that before allowing the franchise.  He finally got his bond reduced, and his lawyer is working on the suit.  Along with the general bullcrap, this had him in jail for a couple of weeks in a very busy season AND had him listed as taking part in organized crime, which would be bad for anyones' business. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Unless they're being used to protect people like me, of course."

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former President Bill Clinton told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Baltimore and Ferguson civil unrest is a result of too many, “people walking around with guns” combined with a lack community trust.
Yeah, I'm sure all those people committing robberies and murders and assaults obeyed all the gun laws to get them.  Right.

And that word coming from Bill Clinton...
...To hold a community together you got to have a high level of community trust.”
I'm surprised this clown can talk about 'trust' without bursting into flame.

Speaking of progressive dirtbags and morons, Los Angeles has decided to trash small businesses.  While pretending nothing can go wrong.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed a law hiking the city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, an increase that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.
Many of whom will become unemployed, and others will be forced to part-time, because of this.  And the assholes will blame the business owners for being greedy.

So, a hugely-expensive solar-power station is
kills wildlife,
uses fossil fuel, and
did I mention 'hugely-expensive'?
The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power project in California’s Mojave Desert is supposed to be generating more than a million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. But 15 months after starting up, the plant is producing just 40% of that, according to data from the U.S. Energy Department. . .
One big miscalculation was that the power plant requires far more steam to run smoothly and efficiently than originally thought, according to a document filed with the California Energy Commission. Instead of ramping up the plant each day before sunrise by burning one hour’s worth of natural gas to generate steam, Ivanpah needs more than four times that much help from fossil fuels to get the plant humming every morning.
Once built, U.S. government biologists found the plant’s superheated mirrors were killing birds. In April, biologists working for the state estimated that 3,500 birds died at Ivanpah in the span of a year, many of them burned alive while flying through a part of the solar installment where air temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

At the moment, I'm all outraged-out

I got nothing.

See you later.