Saturday, August 15, 2015

♪Another Saturday night

and more research to be done...♫

Oh, I can't wait

But wait!  In the Perfect Storm scenario, the ex-boyfriend, when called before the tribunal, refuses to bow down.  He does not beg for a lawyer.  He does not offer pathetic, chauvinistic attacks against his victimized accuser.  He does not beg for mercy.

Instead, the accused ex-boyfriend claims that the charge against him cannot possibly be true.  The reality, he says, is that during the time he was dating his accuser, his gender identity was feminine.  Not only was his gender identity feminine, it was also lesbian — and to the extent his appearance on campus was externally masculine, he behaved that way because he had discovered that he had much greater sexual success as a lesbian (with sexual success defined as encounters with other women) when those same women believed he was a man.  He knew, however, at all relevant times, that he was a lesbian having sex with the woman now hiding behind a screen and accusing him of the heteronormative crime of rape.

Not only does the accused ex-lesbian boyfriend deny the charges against him, he counterattacks.
Oh, to have the popcorn concession for that...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Getting late, I'm tired, and

new data!

THIS is unpossible; there WERE no Iraqi chemical weapons plants!

All the smart people say so!
The Pentagon said the report of the chemical weapons use was “credible” and the agent is believed to be mustard gas. “ISIS is a group that has demonstrated time and again its willingness to stop at nothing,” an anonymous official told CBS News. “This is further evidence of that.”
This spring, the Kurdish government informed its allies that Peshmerga forces were attacked with chlorine gas. Late last year, ISIS repotedly seized an Iraqi chemical weapons factory with about 2,500 rockets, containing the deadly nerve agent Sarin.

That's what I've been wondering about:
As of now, Clinton’s best defense is that she only passively received classified e-mails — as opposed to having sent, forwarded, or deleted them — and that she is thus not in violation of USC 18 793(f). But if she handed over a server full of classified information and then actively copied that information onto computers owned by a commercial provider — a clear violation of both the “communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated” and “fails to deliver” clauses in USC 18 793(e) — that defense becomes horribly moot.
If I were that company I'd be trying very hard to prove I had zero idea what was on the Clinton server.

Oh, crap, just ran across this:
The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.

Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.

It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.
Just the kind of ethical company you'd expect Hillary! to be associated with.

Ah, those lovely illegal aliens, abusing the children Americans don't, and getting away with it.

It's looking more and more like Waco PD & Co.

may have really screwed up.
The nine died as a result of one or more bullet wounds, but ballistics reports are not included with the autopsy reports.
The newly released reports do not indicate who killed which men, and most references to bullets refer to projectiles ranging in size from small to large. Gunshot residue kits were submitted for each of the nine killed.
Add this to all the other delays, and secrecy, and other BS, and it's looking worse.

This has been a mess from moment one.  Like the news stuff about "This manager actually WANTED all these biker gangs around!"  Do these people not know how many places have a Bike Night and such?  Do they have any idea how many biker groups there are that have not a damn thing to do with the Angels or Bandidos or whoever?  For that matter, do they care?

And the "Let's insist that ALL these people are gang members!" crap from the LE hasn't helped.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Well, if your message is 'We're violent thugs', then yeah,

your message is getting across.

Would it surprise anyone if DHS was screwing with people?  After all, it seems to be one of their main activities.  Especially when the someone has criticized them.

Medicare and prosthetics; yeah, this'll go well

Medicare has proposed a new lower limb prosthetic policy that restricts coverage and would send amputees back to 1970's standards of care. This will eventually spread to the VA and all private payers, including yours.
Some of you might remember Breda, who used to blog on guns and libraries.  She has a prosthetic on one leg, and her statement on this idiocy was "I can't go back to this."

Time to start yelling at congresscritters.

Well, what university DOESN'T need grenade launchers?

The University of Minnesota announced in October it was returning military-grade weapons that it acquired through a federal program — but it failed to mention a few. 

The campus group Students United Against Police Brutality obtained documents that show the University neglected to disclose ownership of three M79 grenade launchers it received through the federal Law Enforcement Support Office established by the Department of Defense, whose 1033 program allows police departments to obtain surplus military weapons for free
I'm sure they desperately needed the six M16 and two M14 rifles, but why the grenade launchers?  Problems during homecoming?  Desperate students during finals?

And here's openness for you:
The University never disclosed the acquisition of the grenade launchers because it was a concern that no one brought up, said Tim Busse, a University spokesperson.

“The discussion at the time was surrounding the rifles,” he said. “Nobody asked, ‘Well do you have grenade launchers as well?’”
Busse said the grenade launchers were only used for training and were never deployed. He declined to comment further.

“The equipment is gone, and frankly, that’s all we have to say about that,” he said.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

While whiny twits are screaming 'War On Women!' here,

The price for Yazidi or Christian women between the age of 40 – 50 is $43 (£27)
$75 (48) for 30 to 40-year-olds
$86 (£55) for 20 to 30-year-olds
$130 (£83) for ten to 20-year-olds
$172 (£110) for one to nine-year-olds
Customers are allowed to purchase only three items with the exception of customers from Turkey, Syria and Gulf countries.
Dated and sealed by ISIS in Iraq October 16, 2014.
But not nearly as bad as being eye-raped while participating in a slutwalk, is it?

Speaking of whiny bitches, Madam Hoyt takes some on.  Using their own words in the matter.

Yeah, some tropical diseases are becoming a real problem.  Notice one thing not mentioned?  Like not a word about all the illegal aliens bringing bugs in?

Remember the mess in Waco with all the bikers?  Things seem to be finally moving a bit:
After three months of complaints, accusations, recusals and resets, a visiting judge Tuesday approved a revised examining trial schedule for 17 bikers arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.

With only two of 177 bikers who were arrested on engaging in organized criminal activity charges remaining in the McLennan County Jail, and the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office releasing some of its evidence to defense attorneys, the scheduled examining trials don’t have the sense of urgency they once did.
I'd not heard the term 'examining trial' before.

Examining trials are rare in McLennan County and are set normally for those who remain in jail, have not been indicted and who challenge the sufficiency of evidence backing their arrests.

Primarily, the hearings are used by defense attorneys to get a look at the evidence against their clients.

We'll see what comes out of this.  And the multitude of lawsuits.

Panama has decided that allowing the commoners to own arms might not be that bad an idea after all.
As Panama deals with increases in crime rates, forged gun permits, and rising gang activity, the government is set to lift the ban on firearm imports, in an effort to promote personal safety.

Public Safety Minister Rodolfo Aguilera said the country will follow in the footsteps of the United States and Switzerland, where the right to bear arms is believed to lead to fewer homicides.
Same kind of people making the same kind of objections as here, no surprise.

Make the title "Trigger warnings and Victimhood are creating generations of Whiny Bitches." 

Ever find yourself thinking a lot of modern 'art' is crap and the 'artists' are con artists?  You're not alone.
Watching interviews with Emin, I get the sense she must know on some level the falsity of her position. She displays a kind of rictus in her face, a deadness around her eyes. It’s an expression commonly seen on those with guilty consciences and lots to hide, like Mafia capos, or Lois Lerner. For an artist that likes to proclaim on the supposedly intimate and honest nature of her productions, it’s a jarring incongruity. For those who understand there’s more to honesty than a boastful list of confessions and mind numbing self-absorption, Emin’s rigidly guarded demeanor comes as no surprise.

"I'll say I'm against the treaty, but I won't actually work against it,

that should give me cover from both sides."  Sounds about like Schumer.

Why people don't trust ATF(aside from all the other reasons) and consider it to be an agency with no ethics: crap like this.
A legal response filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims a Freedom of Information Act-related complaint improperly targets them. “The ATF is not an ‘agency’ within the meaning of the F.O.I.A., 5 U.S.C. § 552 (f) (1), and is, therefore, not a proper party defendant,” the response claims . . .

“Ok, I’ll bite,” Savage responded upon learning of the government’s defense argument. “If, as they claim, they are not an agency under Title 5 FOIA, then why do they have a disclosure division? How is an FFL supposed to comply with ATF policy that is kept secret? Perhaps that’s the point, to not be able to comply?” 

Indeed, if it is not an “agency,” why does ATF claim it is one in its fiscal 2016 Congressional budget submission?

Bernie Sanders has a Black Lives Matter problem, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.
Actually Bernie Sanders has a George Soros problem, and it doesn't look like Strauss will notice it anytime soon.

More 'top secret' e-mails Clinton lied about.  Chances of our noble AG actually doing something about it: depends on whether Obama thinks it'll help or hurt his legacy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Modification: the Marlin Model 925M magazine guide (updated)

This is Dads' rifle, and it had a problem: put in a magazine, and cartridges wouldn't feed from it to the chamber unless you pushed up on the mag; it was slightly out of position.  And no, it wasn't just that mag; he has several, and it's the same with all.  So, how to fix?

The magazine guide is a L-shaped bar that screws to the bottom of the receiver, and it's pretty straightforward to change the shape just a touch.  Here's how I did it.

Note that "This is how I did it" part.  I'm fiddling with a used rifle with a fairly simple problem; if yours is new, you might want to just send it back to Marlin to be dealt with so they won't tell you you've voided the warranty.  Like anything else, it can be remarkably easy to screw up and simple job and make things worse.  So if you try this, don't blame me if something doesn't work the way you think it should.

Step 1 is removing the receiver/barrel from the stock.  First, open the bolt and make sure the chamber's clear.  If the magazine is in, take it out.  Check the chamber again.  Might as well remove the bolt while you're at it.*  With all clear, you have to pull two screws
to disassemble.  Screws loose.
Some rifles, the big one in front will fit into a piece that, once loose from the receiver lug, will prevent it from coming all the way out; this one comes out completely.  Pull both, tip the barrel/receiver assembly up from the front and it should lift out of the stock.  Standard rule: if it seems stuck somewhere, don't try to force it, wiggle a bit until you get it out.

Once out, turn it over.  You'll see the magazine guide and latch assembly at the rear of the magazine well, attached by two screws(white arrows).
The black arrow is pointing at the ejector; it's held in place by the front screw, and comes out with this assembly.  Don't lose it(see the update below).  Remove both screws, and here's the assembly

and separated
That right-angled piece is the guide, what needed modification.  The mod being to change the angle just a touch, so the arm the mag slides onto is a tiny bit forward of its current angle.

Checking the piece with a machinist square** showed it to be a few degrees short of being a right angle.  I figured reducing that amount by about half would do it.
Clamped the arm the mag slides onto into padded vise jaws(that part I wanted to make sure stayed straight) with just a slight space beneath the other leg.  Then slid a large screwdriver in under it, and used that to bend it up just a touch. 
Yes, I bent it too much the first time(the square made it easy to check) and had to take it back the other way just a tiny amount.  Then wipe it down, put the assembly together, install it and give it a try.

Note and Warning:
I don't have any .22 Magnum action proving dummies, so I had to use cartridges.  Which you have to be damn careful with.  What I did was put a couple of rounds into the magazine, and slide the bolt forward to see if it picked up the cartridge and fed it into the chamber properly; I did not lock the bolt.  Pull it back to eject that one, push forward to feed the second, then straight back to eject.  It was NOT necessary to lock the bolt to see if this worked, and if you don't lock it there's no way to accidentally bump the trigger or have some other "How the HELL did that happen?" leading to an unintended loud noise and damage.
If you're working on something and have to fully close & lock the action to check the work, either buy some dummies or make some; and make damn sure you're using the DUMMIES when you put them in the mag or action.  You have been warned.

One thing I did find on this you need to watch: the assembly can rotate a few degrees to either side until you lock the screws all the way down, and if it's too far off center the mag body will run into the receiver, making it either difficult or impossible to fully seat the mag.  So I left the screws just a touch loose, installed a magazine(yes, making sure it was empty first), made sure it was centered, then locked the screws down.

It worked.  I took it back down, made sure all was clean and wiped it all lightly with Eezox, reassembled, and it was done.  I fired it this morning, and it worked just as it should.

One more thing: the trigger on this was pretty heavy, so while I had it apart I took the opportunity to disassemble the trigger and replace the trigger spring, same way I did in this post a couple of years ago on a Remington.  The trigger designs are different, but both use a coil trigger spring, so I gave it a try.  Made a big difference.

One job accomplished successfully.

Take another look at the bottom of the receiver
See that red arrow on the right?  That stud is the piece that the front action screw threads into; it's dovetailed into the barrel.  And on some rifles it's not staked into place.  Which means it can fall off, causing the practice of language and possibly having to hunt around to find where the damn thing rolled to.  You can stake it in place***, put some threadlocker on just before you reassemble everything, or just remember to keep track of it when you take things apart.

*Yes, I left it in.
**Can be a very handy tool, and can be found for not very much.  For instance.
***Staking is taking a centerpunch and actually driving some metal in the dovetail against the piece in question, so it can't move.  If you're going to do this, make certain the piece is properly in place before you do.

Anymore, "Which bastards do we throw out first?" is the right attitude

A conservative non-profit watchdog group is challenging what it views as the fraudulent registration of Congress as a small business in the District of Columbia’s Obamacare health insurance exchange.

Being considered a small business makes it possible for the exchange to give D.C. tax dollars to Congress to help pay for health insurance under Obamacare for members of Congress and their staff.
"You can't expect US and our staff to live under the same laws we order you too!"  Etc.  Miserable little bastards.

I'll bet she's a good supporter of CSGV/Brady/Mommies want, too.
A White House staffer was arrested late Friday after allegedly shooting a gun at her boyfriend, an officer with the U.S. Capitol Police, during a heated argument, authorities said.

Barvetta Singletary, 37, who is a special assistant to President Obama and also holds the title of house legislative liaison, was charged with domestic violence in the incident, which police say occurred at her home in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Working on something 'screw the news, let's mess with a gun', should have it done soon.  Nothing big, just a modification idea that worked out.  Now I've got to go make sure it works.

Monday, August 10, 2015

While on the subject of not trusting cops,

Starting today, gun dealers are seeing a new interface on their computer screens when they log in to conduct a background check on a gun sale. Now there is a box they can check for “Private Party Through Dealer.”  While not fully functional, it is clear that the Oregon State Police plan to demand, and database, personal information on the seller, or transferor, of the firearm.
Nowhere in the Prozanski/ Hoyle bill is any of this data mining authorized.  But hey, if you are creating a gun owner database you want all gun owners, not just people who are receiving guns.
No, the Oregon State Cops didn't write the bill; they are running this crap.  And exceeding their legal authority. 

And they want to be trusted?

Yes, Miss Watson, Planned Parenthood IS selling body parts, you nasty bitch.
And we know.

But I bet they're real big on 'having a dialogue'.
At least as long as you agree with them on everything.
When National Association of Scholars research associate Rachelle Peterson recently attempted to interview a Harvard professor who is part of the university’s divestment movement, he told her he advocated something close to an “affirmative consent” standard for speech.

Professor James Recht suggested that “before engaging in a conversation, both parties should disclose their political leanings and decide whether they are compatible enough for the conversation before they consent to proceed,” Peterson told The College Fix.

Suffice it to say, he hung up the phone in the middle of their conversation.

Riviera Beach PD Sergeant Gary Wilson: look in a mirror

if you want to know why so many people don't trust or like cops anymore.
The Florida cop put on his doctor’s hat and declared that, “You’re walking, you’re not handicapped, someone else should use this space.”

When Isiah had already identified himself, the offer got upset at his tone of voice and took a swipe at his four month old iPhone 6+ which he used to record the incident, cracking the screen of the device.

“He had every right to check the plackard, it was displayed according to Florida law” said James, but about the assault he commented, “if I’d done the same to him, I’d have at least taken a taser in the ass.”

It cracked the screen, but that wasn’t enough for Officer Wilson, who extended the stop more than ten minutes further.
To Annoy and Screw With You As Much As Possible; Because We Can.

And either some others really messed-up, or they were stupid enough to want to make this worse:
When we spoke to Isiah James, he was in the lobby of the Riviera Beach Police Department waiting for over 30 minutes to speak with a supervisor and have his complaint taken. They told him that someone had tried to retrieve him from the lobby and he was gone, while we were speaking, and until we sent this tweet, officers refused to see him.
Dumb.  SERIOUS dumb.

Now THAT'S shooting

A British special forces sniper saved the lives of a boy and his father who were about to be beheaded by Islamic State jihadists by firing a shot at the head of the executioner from his position more than half a mile away, a British newspaper reported.
“The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed,” the unnamed source told the Daily Star. ”Everyone just stared in confusion. The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots – three kills with three bullets.”
We ever meet, the drinks are one me, sir

"Bernie Sanders is our bitch!"

Yeah, pretty much covers it.
This is truly remarkable. At this point, Bernie Sanders has essentially surrendered his campaign to a group of protesters. He has now twice been driven from his own stage. At the first event, the candidate apparently was part of a scheduled event where all the proper permits were obtained and the rules were followed. But as soon as he arrived at the podium he allowed someone with no scheduled access to the facilities to physically take the microphone away from him, change the agenda to include a moment of silence and then berate him. In response he fled the scene.

The Black Lives Matter arm of the SJW is successfully performing like a small pack of wolves who have found the weak bison in the herd. They have learned that Sanders has a weak team and no stomach for a confrontation and can be bullied into silence as they advance their agenda. Sanders had a huge crowd at the first event who were obviously there to see and hear him and were disgruntled when he was denied the chance to speak. Yet he let them down and ran away from a confrontation with a few agitators. This is a leader? This is what inspires a nation to follow you into the future?
Wonder if he realizes what this actually means?  If he thinks it's being 'sensitive and caring toward the protesters' issues'?  Or if he's hoping he can spin it that way instead of "I can't tell these people to sit down and shut up!  They're colored people, it'll look terrible and I can't deal with it!" ?

Article on speech from which I'll borrow one paragraph:
Speech nuts, like gun nuts, have amassed plenty of arguments, but they—we—are driven, too, by a shared sensibility that can seem irrational by European standards.
Exactly why we're supposed to give a rats ass about 'European standards' isn't explained(possibly due to "Because they're EUROPEAN and more advanced!" wouldn't go over well.)

And, just as good-faith gun-rights advocates don’t pretend that every gun owner is a third-generation hunter, free-speech advocates need not pretend that every provocative utterance is a valuable contribution to a robust debate, or that it is impossible to make any distinctions between various kinds of speech.
1.  Had to bring in 'hunting' as a limiter.
2. A basic right varies somehow depending upon how long you've been exercising it?
3. When I start hearing 'distinctions' and 'valuable contribution' in something like this I get an itch from wondering just how they'll divide things up, and what they'll decide should be allowed.

In the case of online harassment, that instinctive preference for “free speech” may already be shaping the kinds of discussions we have, possibly by discouraging the participation of women, racial and sexual minorities, and anyone else likely to be singled out for ad-hominem abuse. Some kinds of free speech really can be harmful, and people who want to defend it anyway should be willing to say so.
1. We DO say so, dumbass.
2. So you think the listed groups are such whiny, incapable pussies that they have to be protected from words that might disturb them?  And you're on THEIR side?
3. You get the feeling that the author is on the line of 'if it makes a protected species feel bad/uncomfortable/put upon in some way it's not speech, it's harassment.'  Which is utter bullshit used to try to make people shut up.

In the next paragraph, a warning of what it appears they actually want:
We are outsourcing some of our most important free-speech decisions to these sites, which must do what the First Amendment often prevents government from doing, at least explicitly: balance the value of free speech against other, competing values.
So even private sites and forums should be policed by the .gov, because THAT will ensure 'fairness'.  And free speech 'must be balanced against other values'.  Like somebody being butthurt at being disagreed with, or not being able to demand and get a 'safe space'.

They do cover some of both sides pretty well, but to me you get that "There really should be some limits on free speech, in the name of encouraging free speech" feeling.  Because apparently you have to make special accommodations in speech for it to be actually 'free'.

The author reveals how in 1996 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who founded the depraved terror group which eventually became ISIS, described a seven-step programme that would lead the organisation to victory by 2020.

Hosken said: "We were so close to destroying them back in 2010-11. 80% of their leaders had been captured or killed and they ended up as a little rump.

"We didn't finish them off and like a cancer they came back."
Yep.  With the aid of Obama helping clear the path*.

He notes the problem of actually going after them("Some muslims will see it as an attack on all muslims!").  Problem is there's no win on that matter: if you go after the bastards the idiots will think that; if you don't, the cancer keeps spreading.

*No, I don't think he looks on it as him clearing the way.  The problem is I don't think he really THINKS about it beyond "Those poor muslim people are so put-upon by us", etc., therefore we should just be more lay-down-and-take-it and they'll calm down or something.  Because he says it'll work.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Actually, it would be more accurate to say that Barack Obama has made common cause

with Iran’s Supreme Leader–the ultimate hard-liner, the Ayatollah Khameini–to establish Iran as the dominant regional power in the Middle East. But most of the deal’s opponents will be too polite to put it that bluntly.
They're not too polite; they're too ball-less.

Irish had this: more of what happens when the IRS is the Obamacare enforcer: "Law?  We don't need a law, we'll just make up another rule!"
Washington, DC (June 29, 2015) – An obscure IRS rule takes effect on Wednesday under which small businesses that get caught helping their workers buy insurance or pay medical bills can be fined 18 times more than larger employers that don’t provide coverage at all, warned the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today.  

“It’s the biggest penalty that no one is talking about,” said NFIB Policy Director Kevin Kuhlman.  “The penalty for compensating employees for healthcare-related expenses is enough to destroy most small businesses.”

Under the rule, which appears nowhere in the Affordable Care Act, employers who do not offer a group health plan, but give their workers additional pay to compensate for the purchase of health insurance or direct medical expenses can be fined $100 per day, per employee.  Over the course of a year that’s $36,500 per employee up to $500,000 in total.  The penalty on businesses for failing to comply with the employer mandate is only $2,000 per year.
I remember something about this, cannot remember if there was enough pressure to cancel this crap.

It should never have happened; the IRS should not have been making up crap like this, period.  But this is what happens with bureaucrats who don't have to worry about facing any penalty for screwing with people, and idiots passing laws when they don't know what the hell's in them.

I have a hot-glue gun.  After last use cooled down, put in a bag with a couple of sticks so they'd stay together and clean.

I really wish I could remember where I put them.

And so, once again I venture out to take care of some stuff before the broiler gets turned to 'high'.   Stay cool, folks.