Saturday, August 01, 2015

It's actually kind of nice outside, but the mosquitos are out

No, that's not just an excuse to stay in and work on the new data.  But it would work...

And Eric Holders' and ATFs gift just keeps on giving...

One of the terrorists in the Garland attack got his weapon thanks to Fast & Furious.
The FBI so far has refused to release any details, including serial numbers, about the weapons used in Garland by Soofi and Simpson. Senate investigators are now pressing law enforcement agencies for answers, raising the chilling possibility that a gun sold during the botched Fast and Furious operation ended up being used in a terrorist attack against Americans.

Among other things, Johnson is demanding to know whether federal authorities have recovered the gun Soofi bought in 2010, where it was recovered and whether it had been discharged, according to the letter. He also demanded an explanation about why the initial seven-day hold was placed on the 2010 pistol purchase and why it was lifted after 24 hours.

Asked recently for an update on the Garland shooting, FBI Director James B. Comey earlier this month declined to comment. "We're still sorting that out," he said.
And trying to figure out how to give Holder and ATF and everyone else involved in the 'botched' operation some cover.

You know, the important stuff.

Yeah, but somebody killed a lion(that I never heard of before, but ignore that), and a Kardashian did something,

so who's got time to worry about slavery and mass-murder?

And I guarantee you, there are those thinking "It's largely Christians getting killed and enslaved, serves them right!  Those poor Yazidi, though."

Well, if this is true, no wonder the Terran Branch of Jackson's Whole is so desperate to keep more videos from coming out.

Well, at least there's something the Stupid Party hasn't bent over for.
On July 28, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) admitted his latest gun control push is “going nowhere” because there is zero support for his new gun control push among the Republicans who control the Senate. 

Manchin said, “[The] bill’s not going to come back up.”
Good, you nasty little bastard.

Well, it's confirmed: the Navy is run by politicians in uniform

who don't give a rats ass about the lives of their personnel.  Terrorists are all bad an' everything, but BREAKING A RULE FOR ANY REASON CANNOT BE TOLERATED.

You might remember Rep. Gutierrez(Oathbreaking Asshat-IL), who, in true Yassir Arafat fashion, says one thing in English and another in Spanish, told Telemundo “Every time a little thing like this happens, [Republicans] use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated.”
Said 'little thing' being another murder of an American citizen by an illegal alien, 'it' being sanctuary cities and letting illegal aliens run around without hindrance.

I figured at some point this idiot statement was going to be brought up and he'd get pissed; I was right.  And he followed the usual standard for politician caught on his own words: attack whoever brought it up.

A shooting drill I've never tried at that distance.  Going to have to give it a shot.


Friday, July 31, 2015

And Hillary Clintons' energy plan is

Propose something not possible.
Clinton says she has two big goals that she'll start working on "day one" to combat climate change. First is to expand solar energy supplies by 700% by installing half a billion solar panels by 2020. Second is to power "every home in America" with renewable energy by 2027.
Thus somewhat resembling Californicated ordering "By 2025 there shall be 15.4% zero-emissions vehicles from all manufacturers", but they don't want to build any new power plants to make the electricity to CHARGE THE BATTERIES of said vehicles...

Curiosity strikes:  Dug around and found this:
Solar Panels of standard 200-250 Watts are of 5-6 feet in lenght and 3.5 feet in width and can weigh as much as 25 kg.
Let's make that the smaller size, so five x 3.5 feet, 17.5 square feet per panel.  Times 500,000,000.   That's 8,750,000,000 square feet. which works out to 313.86 square miles of solar panels(not counting frames, spacing, etc.)...  figure the cost of manufacturing, the mining for materials, refining same, etc.

No, not gonna happen.  Especially since the enviroweenies(who she's sucking up to with this) will crap entirely-organically-composed bricks at the idea of covering that much territory with them.

It didn't rain, and the front cooled things down a bit,

but it also raised the humidity; I think I'll stay in and work on my studies.

Well, that puts a crimp in that idea Updated

Browsing about for possible .338 loads, I took notice of the Hornady 200-grain FTX bullet; nice boattail, ought to work nicely.

However, I can find NOTHING official on the subject.  A few notes by people saying "I tried it in the .338 Whatever with good results!", but no specifics.  This is troubling, as the Hornady bullet sits a bit deeper in the case than other 200-grain bullets, which generally means higher pressures with the same charge, meaning you can't use the same data.

So I contacted Hornady: "I'm looking for information on this, can you help me?"  Response: "Nope.  Got nothing.  Try Hodgdon."

So I e-mailed Hodgdon: "You got anything?"  Response: "Don't have anything, or know of any sources."

So far nobody will admit to having any knowledge on this.  Any suggestions?

Got some suggestions- good ones- from AM and Arthur in comments.  Also got some new information: I wrote to Lyman(which I should've done earlier, considering the manual on the shelf behind me) and asked if they had any data that might've been worked up for the next edition.  Response:
We do have data in our 49th Edition Reloading book, but not for that exact bullet.  We used a Speer 200 grain jacketed soft point.  You can use this data for the Hornady Bullet as long as you begin with the start charge and work up the load.  You may also have to tailor the OAL a bit but you shouldn't have any issues
So looks like I'm in business to load a few of these to try.  My thanks to everyone.

Yeah, about that two-faced little bastard Jeb...

And then there's Jeb Bush, who's running as the GOP's Yasser Arafat: that's to say, as with Yasser on "the peace process", on immigration it depends on whether Jeb's speaking English or his native tongue. ,Thus, in English, he's talked about rescinding Obama's amnesty order; but,in Spanish to Telemundo (a US Spanish-language network - lots more of those in America's future), he pledged to enact "comprehensive immigration reform".

Every sentient Republican voter knows that "comprehensive immigration reform" is Beltway-speak for legalizing 30 million law-breakers while incentivizing 30 million more.

"What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?"  And she WILL NOT answer the question.
Tingles Matthews is an asshat of the first water, but give him credit for actually asking the question and wanting an answer.  Of course, he let her get away with not answering.

"He doesn't want to take your guns!"  Except when he does.

Over in Williamson County, Tennessee — just north of my home — prosecutors actually filed a motion asking the court to order a defense attorney to stop calling them “the government” in open court. Yes, that’s right — in my home state, it’s apparently now a slur to call the government by its name. In its motion, prosecutors claimed:
“The State has noticed in the past few years that it has become commonplace during trials for attorneys for defendants, and especially Mr. Justice, to refer to State’s attorneys as ‘the Government,’ ” [prosecutors wrote.] “The State believes that such a reference is used in a derogatory way and is meant to make the State’s attorney seem oppressive and to inflame the jury.”
The response from the defense is wonderful.

Yeah, that fried food must have some interesting digestive effects...
And I'll bet all the warnings about it are either brushed off as lies, or ignored because "I don't care, I want the money."

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Yes, but they were communist murderers and torturers and racists,

as well as minority-group members, so it's all good" seems to be the PBS approach.
In front of a sold-out crowd of geriatric radicals and their dippy young acolytes, Nelson matter-of-factly acknowledged that Vanguard of the Revolution is a  “pro-Panther” film and expressed surprise that at previous screenings “no one stood up and said, ‘How could you say these good things about the Panthers,’ which we thought would happen.’” 

Someone should. Because almost anything that reflects poorly on the Panthers is ignored or dismissed and no critics of the party are included. The story is told entirely through the testimony of former Panthers and sympathetic historians, with the occasional appearance of a porcine ex-cop, at whom the audience is supposed to hiss.

So if the Japanese make the laser, who builds the battle station?

Gee, you'd almost think the lion story was a handy distraction or something...

Of course he wouldn't.  But he has no problem thinking that if you have a Gadsden flag you're a domestic terrorist.
Johnson responded, “I believe strongly – and I hear this over and over again from Muslim leaders in this country – that to refer to ISIL as ‘Islamic extremism’ concedes too much. It dignifies them as occupying some part of the Islamic faith, which is about peace.” Really, he pulled out that old line.

He further stated, “And so if you call it ‘Islamic anything,’ uh, we are dignifying this terrorist organization with occupying a part of the Islamic faith which Muslims in this country I know, push back very strongly on,” Johnson said. “So If I went into these [Muslim] communities calling it ‘Islamic extremism,’ I’d get nowhere.”

Michael Schrader is a journalis- excuse me, 'community columnist'. Who commits PSH in public, and is apparently proud of it.  And they wonder why we think they're nuts.

Apparently Taurus REALLY screwed up on design and QC.  Did they actually think there wouldn't be repercussions?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I have used superglue on cuts and such before,

and I wish I'd had this information for some of it.

Also, several links for actual medical-grade superglue and other information on cuts.

Judge, I'd suggest you start throwing DoJ lawyers in cells.  And send the Marshalls for Koskinen.  THEN they'll start believing you mean it.

Yes, THIS is the argument:
American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?

“Screw you.” That’s it. Except the first word isn’t “Screw.”

It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control advocates because their argument is never in good faith. They slander gun owners as murderers. They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons. And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law. None of those matter – they already have their conclusion. This has to do with power – their power.

I'm getting really sick of "The warrant is secret and you can't see it" bullshit

Especially when it includes having guns pointed at you for daring to ask.

Really, Virginia State Police?  This is how you act?

'Higher' education:
The University of New Hampshire has issued a Bias-Free Language Guide which identifies the word “American” as a “problematic” term which should not be used

Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor” and “senior citizen,” notes Campus Reform.

Yeah, about that 'campus rape crisis'... just a couple of parts:
The biggest problem with Lisak’s work? While it’s a landmark study in the understanding of campus sexual assault, the data wasn’t actually about campus sexual assault at all. Lisak didn’t gather the data himself, but instead used data collected during four other studies conducted by masters and doctoral students at the school who passed out surveys to male passerby on the campus. The surveys themselves weren’t focused on the matter of sexual assault, and on top of that nothing was done to ensure those taking the survey were college students.
And it gets worse.
But wait!  There's MORE!
LeFauve’s own research raised even more questions about Lisak’s methodology. Lisak claimed he conducted follow-up interviews with most of those he classified as serial predators, a claim LeFauve found suspicious because, when Lisak conducted his work in 2002, the data was several years old and much of it had been collected anonymously. When asked how he’d managed to interview these people, Lisak hung up on LeFauve without giving an answer. If Lisak is being at all deceitful about how he conducted his study, it would throw the reliability of the entire paper into doubt.

I spent some time as a LE dispatcher; if I'd done this, I'd have been fired.  Period.

And considering the number of cases of people impersonating cops, this was stupid as hell.  A real LE professional, he is.

'No targeting of conservative groups, no coverup' my ass.
This material shows that the IRS‘ cover-up began years ago,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “We now have smoking-gun proof that top officials in the Obama IRS unlawfully harassed taxpayers just to keep them from complaining to Congress about IRS‘ targeting and abuse. No wonder the Obama IRS has had such little interest in preserving or finding Lois Lerner’s emails.”
“Just today, I instructed one of my managers to get an additional information letter out to one of these organizations — if nothing else to buy time so he didn’t contact his Congressional Office,” she wrote in the email released by Judicial Watch.

Ms. Thomas said she feared a judge would get involved soon and order the IRS to move the applications more quickly.
But according to Dear Leader it's all the fault of the Republicans(of course).

If the information is accurate, the Maine State Police

would appear to be staffed in part with effing morons.  This level of... it doesn't even meet the basic level of 'fail'.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Remember that weird electromagnetic drive?

Nobody could figure out how it got thrust?

It's still doing it.  And they still don't know how.
As efficient as this type of propulsion may sound, it defies one of the fundamental concepts of physics - the conservation of momentum, which states that for something to be propelled forward, some kind of propellant needs to be pushed out in the opposite direction.
The real excitement began when those Eagleworks researchers admitted back in March that, despite more than a year of trying to poke holes in the EM Drive, it just kept on working - even inside a vacuum. This debunked some of their most common theories about what might be causing the anomaly.

Now Martin Tajmar, a professor and chair for Space Systems at Dresden University of Technology in Germany, has played around with his own EM Drive, and has once again shown that it produces thrust - albeit for reasons he can't explain.
And a(nother) kicker:
It might turn out that we need to rewrite some of our laws of physics in order to explain how the drive works.
Something I read a long time ago stuck with me, a scientist talking about those laws of physics(nature, etc.):
"The 'Laws of Nature' are no such thing; they're just how we understand things to work, based on our current understanding.  Therefore they're subject to change at any time should new information come up."

These people planned their crimes,

including how to get away with them.  Nobody's been fired, or arrested, or charged.  But we're supposed to trust the agencies involved.

Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agency’s “Office Communication Server” (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups.

Indicting this former deputy is a start;

now they need to move on to the other bastards involved in this.
Last week, federal prosecutors announced that former Georgia deputy Nikki Autry would be indicted on charges of making false statements to a judge in order to obtain a warrant to raid a home in Habersham County. During that raid, one deputy blindly deployed a flash grenade that landed in a playpen, critically injuring a toddler.
Lied to get a warrant.  Why?  Why did she think it so damned important to put on the ninja suits and charge in?  The team just get such a charge out of it that they didn't care about anything else?
According to the indictment, Autry is charged with four counts of civil rights violations for “willfully depriving the occupants of the residence of their right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Where's the charge for lying under oath?

And let's not forget Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and the DA who cleared the team of any wrongdoing just as fast as they could.  And the rest of the bullshit involved:
Now the blame will likely shift to Autry, who has since resigned. If the allegations are true, certainly she deserves some blame. But even if Autry lied, the rest of the raid team and Terrell are still culpable. They clearly did no corroborating investigation before commencing with a violent, no-knock raid on innocent people.
But more broadly, the suspect himself was arrested at another residence, without a SWAT team and without incident. He clearly wasn’t the violent threat the officers had claimed him to be. So why deploy the commando tactics in the first place? Why not use less aggressive tactics, such as waiting for the suspect to leave, surrounding a house and calling the suspect out? If history is any indication, that’s a question Georgia officials probably aren’t going to ask. They didn’t ask it after Kathryn Johnston died. Or David Hooks. Or after numerous similar incidents..

There’s one more lesson to be learned here. Terrell isn’t the only official who cleared these officers. District Attorney Brian Rickman did too, as did a grand jury. So did the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. How is it that the sheriff, the DA, a grand jury and the state police all looked into this, and none of them found what the feds found — that this entire raid was based on a series of lies?

Probably because they didn't want to find that out.
Why yes, I am cynical about this.

Put bluntly, that oathbreaker in the Oval Office doesn't care about anything

except how something might benefit him and his attempt to ruin this nation.

Yeah, that's pretty nasty.  It also fits.
President Obama promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be “based on trust” but rather “unprecedented verification.” Now it turns out Obama’s verification regime is based on trust after all — trust in two secret side agreements negotiated exclusively between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that apparently no one (including the Obama administration) has seen.
At the least that would be a level of stupid that's hard to imagine.  I don't think it's 'the least'.
Worse, Obama didn’t even reveal the existence of these secret side deals to Congress when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill.
Which is one more violation of law.  As if he cared.
...when they asked how the agency will carry out verification at the Iranian military complex at Parchin. IAEA officials told them, quite casually, that the details were all covered in agreements negotiated between the IAEA and the Iranian government. It was the first they had heard of the side deals.

Pompeo says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ”
It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear to be the secret accords here).
This is what those stupid bastards in the Senate threw away their treaty obligations for: so Obama and Kerry could make possibly the worst deal in history.  All the while telling us it's for our own good.

Every damn one of them should be removed from office.

Monday, July 27, 2015

"Members should abuse the 911 network and try to get gun owners killed.

Because we care!"  Or something.
That willingness to use government force against lawful gun owners was on full display yesterday as CSGV used their Facebook page to encourage a practice called”SWATting, which has led to numerous injuries and deaths.

You’ll note that CSGV does say to call the police on people brandishing firearms, or armed people exhibiting signs of aggression. The are not asking their followers to call 911 over armed people behaving erratically. The are instead asking their followers to call 911 and demand that they send police to interdict and harass gun owners who are not suspected of breaking the law.

Further, you’ll note that when one of their followers carried out their suggestion, and the police don’t treat a lawful gun owner as a threat, CSGV encourages their followers to continue abusing the 911 system.
Some of them also assume all cops are racists.
Besides if you call the cops unless you say they are black the cops will just laugh at you.

I actually have a gun-grabber and leftist-moron trifecta here: the above is followed by more on Luke O’Neil, a writer for Slate, Mediaite, and The Boston GlobeWho hates gun owners and wants them all dead.  And has this weird thing about firearms and genitals.

And like many of his kind, when called on it, runs and hides.

And last, we have Bernie Sanders, who wants to run the country:
...Sanders told moderator Chuck Todd that “guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States of America.”
Tells us a couple of things:
Sanders doesn't know squat about firearms.
He wants the 2nd Amendment to go away.
And he's willing to use force against anyone who won't go along with his view. 
And belongs nowhere near the Oval Office.

"But the Right People are trying it this time!"

Food riots, time to: MAYBE till next harvest.
What began as rumors of state meddling in the food-distribution market in Venezuela were finally confirmed on Monday. The Nicol├ís Maduro government is compelling the country’s food producers to send up to 100 percent of their output to state-owned distribution centers and stores, in an attempt to solve the nation’s shortage problems.

This according to Pablo Baraybar, president of the Venezuelan Food Industry Chamber (CAVIDEA), who explained that the National Agro-Food Superintendency — a governmental entity in charge of managing food distribution in the country — has ordered affiliated firms to send the majority of their products to PDVAL, MERCAL, Bicentenario supermarkets, and other establishments of the state-run network. In Venezuela, the national government manages the distribution of food. It’s the executive, through the ministries, who decides which stores in what part of the country will get the products.

From the linked Forbes article:
It simply is not going to work. My predicted outcome from this is that Venezuela is now one harvest away from serious starvation.
Sooner if the government decides to play "Don't give us your undying and eternal support and you don't eat."

So those morons in the Senate threw away their Constitutional responsibility

in dealing with treaties and made it easy for Obama to shove this garbage agreement with Iran through, and we find out this?
Credit Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for raising the issue. Without a letter reminding the White House, Congress and the American people that a deal must be approved by the Senate in order to be binding, we might never have learned from Secretary of State John Kerry that “we are not negotiating a legally binding plan.” Oh, really?
...The Senate must approve any deal President Obama negotiates with Iran by a two-thirds majority vote. Anything less will not be considered a binding agreement when President Obama’s term expires in two years. This is true of any agreement, but in particular with the nuclear deal President Obama intends to strike with Iran.
Then why the HELL are these stupid bastards doing this?  Do they just not care that this crap can be dumped by the next President as long as shoving it through is part of their legacy?  Are they so convinced a Democrat will be the next in the Oval Office and will continue it no matter what?

Just one little meteor, during a Joint Session, to clean the place out...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

There needs to be a serious application of tar and feathers in these schools

Among the nearly two dozen speakers, “only two” addressed bullying, one attendee estimated, according to

The rest of the sessions involved issues such as “how to pleasure their gay partners.”

Middle school girls from Humboldt (pop.: 4,690) had the opportunity to learn “how to sew fake testicles into their underwear in order to pass themselves off as boys.”

One speaker wore a dress made out of condoms to which could be “used as needed.” . . .
And the real problem?  Parents who object to this(of course).
Nate Monson, executive director of Iowa Safe Schools, said parents who worry about middle school kids hearing about anal sex with strap-ons and analingus are “disgusting.”

“It’s incredibly frustrating that adults are being the problem and being the bully,” Monson told the Des Moines NBC affiliate. “
Got that?  Have a problem with your daughter being told how to use a strap-on, and you're now a bully.  Apparently they couldn't figure out how to call them 'racists', so the new club of 'bully' is used.

Know what's going on in your kids/grandkids school?


But it’s not just Estonia that’s hiding behind an armor of troops and tanks. At the same time, Operation Lightning Strike brought out 3,000 troops in Lithuania, while Operation Dynamic Mongoose included another 5,000 in the North Sea off Norway. It’s Europe’s latest show-and-tell of military capability, which, in a reversal of a trend that has lasted many years, is increasing dramatically.
Well, between Russia practicing low-level warfare and this administration stabbing allies in the back, is anyone actually surprised?

Why is CNN going down the toilet(and why hate on guns/gun owners so much)?
Because the NYeffingTimes rules.  And they're too lazy/stupid/bigoted to go against it.

I'd heard of  DeRay McKesson before; he's one of the people who WANT to start a race war.  Happily, word of just what a slimeball he is is getting around.

Which won't matter to the Only Black Lives Matter people.

More and more, I wish Arizona had gone ahead with that recall of John McCain, 9/11 or not; the damage he's done in the years since...
During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.”

That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.”

I ran across this the other day:
DEARBORN, MI - The Muslim-majority City Council of Dearborn has quietly passed a new ordinance to ban the sale of alcohol within the city limits, also making the very possession of the substance a crime with a mandatory one year jail sentence and $6,000 fine if convicted. 
Problem is, I cannot find any mention of such a  measure being passed anywhere else.  Anybody heard anything on this?

Well, 'Hysterical Womens Studies' does fit a lot of it