Saturday, October 17, 2015

Day is done, and time to relax

and get some edumacation done with this new information

India has a problem,

but this isn't the solution:
We don't feel safe in this city and there will be a day when parents will stop giving birth to girls fearing they will be raped," a female relative of the girl told reporters without giving her name.
The real solutions are two:
The authorities will stop acting like a bunch of assholes and start finding, prosecuting, and seriously punishing these bastards
If the authorities won't act, rapists need to start showing up as tree decorations.  Or critter food.

A 2.5-year-old, and a 5-year-old...  People need to hang for this.

I’m grateful that I own a handgun

and have it on me whenever I walk out the door of my house. My wife owns one and my eldest son, who just finished the army is in the midst of getting his carry permit. We’re lucky that we have the means to defend ourselves. I find my friends are more comfortable sitting near me when we’re out, or are only willing to come to events if they know I will be there with my sidearm.

"Libya: Hillary’s war of choice,

waged without Congressional authorization, that destabilized a country, flooded Europe with refugees, and created a haven for Islamists."
And what's she still insisting?
Clinton said Obama “made the right decision” on Libya because it brought democracy to the country, which, she noted, held its first free election since 1951.
Yeah.  Right.
A United Nations report released last year, meanwhile, warned of a “considerably deteriorated” security situation in Libya, with the unsecured arms of the former Qaddafi regime (“we came, we saw, he died,” Clinton joked in 2011 even as the Obama administration insisted regime change wasn’t a goal of the intervention) making their way across the region, from Nigeria to Syria, exacerbating conflicts in the region.
And yet even more from President Nobel Peace Prize:
And now President Obama has informed Congress he would send 300 troops to Cameroon, to conduct surveillance, intelligence, and reconnaissance missions against Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist militant group that has extended its reach in West Africa. Boko Haram militants became more adept at being more violent after returning with new weapons and tactics from the battlefields of Mali, Mali being among the first countries to become destabilized in the wake of the U.S. intervention in Libya from which Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration are showing they’ve learned nothing.
And somehow we'll be informed that it's really all the fault of BOOOOSH...

Professional Journalism.

 academic bigotry in full flower.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Having found that the hardest part of installing some electronics in the truck

was finding the right size connectors, I'm now ready to relax with some examination of new data.

Dear Leader is either so used to lying he does it by reflex, or he's truly delusional

"Yes, the Iranians violated that missile treaty, but that doesn't affect MY treaty; they'll obey it!"
Bloody insane he is, if he believes that.

One more for the "But you need a FACTORY to make guns!" list.
Eight men were charged Thursday with making and distributing dozens of firearms, many of them assault-style weapons illegally equipped with silencers, in what federal officials are calling one of the biggest takedowns in California's Central Valley.
I especially like this part:
Steven Plesser, attorney for his 39-year-old brother, Daniel Bennett, said his client is charged with using his drill press to machine the parts that were then assembled into weapons.

"He seems to have been the man with the tool that was needed," Plesser said. "It seems like the other people were doing the sales."
Even if it was actually a mill, it's still manufacture being done without needing a factory.

And one more for "The hell they don't want to confiscate your guns!" list.  Openly said by Hillary Clinton.

Yes, at least part of the Army is trying hard to whitewash this mess.

Any other questions?  Like maybe about the politicians in uniform trying to make it go away?

Said it before: do these idiots not realize, or just not care, what damage this is doing to morale, to trust?

Thomas Jeffersons' chemical lab discovered.  I like this part:
The room was sealed in one of the lower-floor walls of the iconic Rotunda in the mid-1840s and protected from a fire in 1895 that destroyed much of the building’s interior.
"Let's seal this off, it doesn't fit with what we want people to see", probably.  And may well have saved it for us.

Anyone who thinks Dear Leader isn't trying to influence this...
Yes, there is the possibility that he's just so self-centered that the problem never occurred to him before opening his mouth; I doubt it.

Take that, cat people

 And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to buy a plug to repair an extension cord

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Those Radians do-it-yourself custom earplugs?

holding up well.  Still seal, still stay in place.  Makes me wonder if I could take one of the earbud sets that has the short wand on each side, drill a hole through these or another set and put those in for listening while riding.

Also, having now worn them a number of times on the bike, they're just as satisfactory there.

No, didn't watch the Democrat debate last night; all but one a socialist, and of those only one will openly say what he is, and it was pretty well known ahead of time what would come out: "Evil rich people, pay more, I will give you more free shit payed for by someone else," etc.  One exception being Webb.  And of course they sneered at him; men like him make the eunuchs uncomfortable.

Well, Dear Leader has always thought he's the smartest human on the planet,

with plenty of sycophants(and probably a couple of puppet-masters) telling him he is, so this isn't exactly a surprise.
This pervasive contempt for the views of others is one of the President’s greatest weaknesses and least attractive traits. Inevitably, it percolates throughout his Administration and prevails in particular at the White House.
Tends to show through when he's unable to shove something through: "Don't you peasants understand my genius?  You should be thanking me for lowering myself to tell you how to live!"  Etc.

Not only are their efforts pointless—if Obama is his own strategist, why should he listen to you, foolish or wicked veterans of the Bush Administration?—they are misguided. One can only judge a policy on its implementation, and although a no-fly zone conceived by a tough-minded Commander in Chief and implemented by Bob Gates might be just the thing, a no-fly zone put into place by the President who brought you vanishing red lines, a botched withdrawal from Iraq, the reset with Russia that wasn’t, repeated groveling apologies for the inevitable accidents of war, and much else, could be a debacle.
After which he'll- again- tell us "It wasn't MY idea, so it's not MY fault this is falling apart!"

Anybody operating at this level of stupid

should not be allowed to continue wearing a badge.  Or ever wear one again.
A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said.

A neighbor and the girl’s uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition.

The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said.

As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and the girl’s mother, Andrea Ellis, had cut herself.

The officer was at the doorway when a dog charged at him, Alex-Bouzounis said.

The officer fired once, missing the animal but striking the girl in the right leg. It was unclear whether the girl was hit directly or by a ricochet. The officer has not been identified.
"The dog charged me!"  How many times has that come up?
And some other problems:
Andrea also revealed that the cop never apologized or asked if the four-year-old was okay and immediately left after shooting her. Neighbors have corroborated this account.
If this is indeed correct, the incompetent bastard should be fired and prosecuted.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Well, got some testing done...

I forgot that the ammo I took the most of(some Winchester Super-X) doesn't have quite enough oomph to reliably cycle the conversions.  Happily, did find a box of Remington Thunderbolt in the bag, and both cycled just fine with that.  I'll have to dig out more of the hotter stuff for this.

The 15-22, on the other hand, ate everything.  One reason I chose it is that it's only the second .22 semi-auto rifle I've used that would reliably cycle with subsonic ammo, so figured if the CherryBalmz wouldn't quite cut it, it would show up here.  So far, so good, put twenty Remington subsonic and twenty Eley Sport through it with no problems other than a couple of the Remingtons needing a second strike to fire.  Same with the Winchester a few times in rifle and pistols both.

So, initial result: no functioning problems other than ammo-related.  More shooting to go.

People tend to forget the joys

of properly-functioning drains.

This message brought to you by "The plumbing is fixed and I don't have to use the hose to shower in the back yard."  Although the dogs did seem to find it entertaining.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hope to try out the CherryBalmz-lubed stuff tomorrow

Not today, as plumbers are under the house and will be there for a while.

That blob of Black Rifle Balm I put on the plastic?  It's been sitting on that desk front ever since; it finally sagged down to about the quarter-inch mark.  It'll run a little, but not much.

I was able to get the use of a .22 conversion for a full-size 1911 as well, so I'll try it with the Ma Deuce Juice.  And I cleaned the 15-22 for the first time in, well, quite a while, and re-lubed it with the Black Rifle Balm.  If you're not familiar with the S&W 15-22, the bolt, recoil spring/guide rod, and rails are installed as a unit; the bolt rides on the rails and never touches the upper receiver.  So the only places you lube are the guide rod and the rails, which were given a light coat.

Have to say, while the face of the bolt was fairly cruddy with powder fouling, that was about it.  The trigger parts had some, but that just wiped off.  Considering there'd been something between 500-1000 rounds through it since it was last cleaned, that's not bad.

Well, he was named Governor Moonbeam for reason

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed "Right to Try" legislation passed by large bipartisan majorities of both houses of the California legislature. In my recent Washington Examiner column on "Right to Try," I noted that 24 states have adopted such measures, championed by the Goldwater Institute, which would allow terminal patients access to medicines certified as safe but not approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Brown justified his veto on the grounds that the FDA already has a compassionate use policy that allows some patients some access to these drugs. But as the Goldwater Institute points out, that process is incredibly cumbersome and only a small percentage of those in need are able to jump through all its hoops.
So, to Brown, assisted suicide is just peachy, but a state law saying "If you're terminal, you can  try this treatment even if not approved" is not.  Because... I don't have the damndest idea.

After all the angst and screaming about Columbus Day, some alternate names were suggested:
Happy Indigenous Peoples Rediscovered By A European Day
Happy Northern Indians Ran Off the Vikings But Caribbean Indians Couldn't Manage It Day
There's got to be some more annoying names we can come up with.

And they call people who own guns nuts...

Because all too often, when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Yeah, about that horribleawfuleverythingsgone! dead zone around Chernobyl,

Several previous studies of the Chernobyl exclusion zone indicated major radiation effects and pronounced reductions in wildlife populations at dose rates well below those thought to cause significant impacts. In contrast, our long-term empirical data showed no evidence of a negative influence of radiation on mammal abundance. Relative abundances of elk, roe deer, red deer and wild boar within the Chernobyl exclusion zone are similar to those in four (uncontaminated) nature reserves in the region and wolf abundance is more than 7 times higher. Additionally survey data show rising trends in elk, roe deer and wild boar abundances from one to ten years post-accident. These results demonstrate for the first time that, regardless of potential radiation effects on individual animals, the Chernobyl exclusion zone supports an abundant mammal community after nearly three decades of chronic radiation exposures.

"Degrading or eliminating the ability to protect self and family from human or animal predators is an utterly evil purpose."

Yes, it is.
Gun control is unacceptable because it actively degrades defensive capabilities of non-violent people. They view a peaceful person with a pistol as a bigger problem than a violent person with bare hands or a shank, while the opposite is true. Degrading or eliminating the ability to protect self and family from human or animal predators is an utterly evil purpose. By design – not as an accidental side effect – gun control makes people helpless, fearful and dependent on the authorities who promise safety but cannot deliver it. The only way a person could be kept mostly safe by authorities is with the level of protection afforded to the president. Strange that the politicians enjoy their armed bodyguards instead of dismissing them to “reduce gun violence”.
and another truth the progzis don't like mentioned:
The intent isn’t just to ban “especially dangerous guns” but to disarm the population the way prisoners are disarmed, totally and with vicious enforcement. In many countries, possession of even a single shot .22 is punished more viciously than forcible rape, mainly because one subject raping another is no threat to the authorities, while any weapon is perceived as such.
With the excuse almost always being "Oh no!  We're protecting you and the other com- er, people from those nasty weapons!"

The hell they are.

Found thanks to CEG

And Sanders now boils down to "I won't take (all) your guns, BUT-"

On the other hand, where there is a problem is there is evidence that manufacturers, gun manufacturers, do know that they’re selling a whole lot of guns in an area that really should not be buying that many guns. That many of those guns are going to other areas, probably for criminal purposes. So can we take another look at that liability issue? Yes.
I will pass over this idiot not knowing how sales actually work(he is a socialist, you expect better?), and focus on this 'People who make things should read the minds of the people who'll buy them down the road' idiocy.

And lots of people think he's their savior...

Overall looks like Carson did well here, but when the interviewer said “So I want to ask you, who wants to confiscate all the guns of the American citizens?” Carson should've given him some quotes; Diety knows there's enough of them out there.

More zero-tolerance stupid.
School officials would not discuss the issue with the media.
"We do not wish to discuss this with you commoners."

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Y'know, if the EPA wasn't spending time and money on being all tactical,

The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.

Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.
then maybe they wouldn't be screwing up on this level in other ways:
An Environmental Protection Agency crew working at the Standard Mine above Crested Butte triggered a wastewater spill into a creek that flows into the town water supply — a small-scale repeat of the Gold King incident this year.

Only an estimated 2,000 gallons spilled Tuesday, amid efforts to open a collapsed portal.

EPA officials on Wednesday, responding to Denver Post queries about the mine, didn’t reveal the spill. On Thursday afternoon, the agency issued a prepared statement saying that, based on neutral acidity and creek flow levels, Crested Butte didn’t close its water intakes.

“Subsequent investigation found no visible plume or signs of significant impacts in downstream locations,” the EPA said.
Translation: "Don't worry, we investigated ourselves again and once again determined all is well."

So: the EPA is spending bleeploads of other peoples money so they can have their own Super-Tactical SWAT Team, like the Department of Education and others with equally zero damned need for such, while they screw with individuals and businesses, contaminate rivers and God knows what all else, and declare themselves innocent of any wrongdoing.

You wanted another reason to get rid of all these bastards, either one of these would do.

"Nobody wants to take your guns" my ass, Part the Whatever(as there's so many examples I've lost count):

yes, we really do want to take your guns. Maybe not all of them. But a lot of them.
Yeah, we know you do; your friends just keep lying about it.

Still doesn't like Jews, does he?
Remember, this is the preacher who Obama spent twenty years in the pews, nodding his head along with.

This is worrisome:
The family and friends of a British nurse who contracted Ebola last Christmas will have to be tested for the deadly virus after she fell gravely ill for the second time today.

Pauline Cafferkey, 39, is in a 'serious condition' at the Royal Free Hospital in London after the RAF flew her down from Glasgow this morning.
So, it was dormant?  A relapse?  Appears that sometimes this bug can REALLY hang around.

Midway has Israeli surplus blankets on sale.

Idiots in command wonder "Why are so many leaving the service?  Why are retention levels so bad?"  Well, part of the reason is this shit.

My first thought is "Well, this tells us/will tell us some of the politicians in uniform really kissing up to the President.  Wonder what they expect the payoff to be?"
An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.
Desertion in time of war.  Troops dead searching for him.  But Deity Forbid he actually pay any real penalty for it; it'd look bad for the President.

Troops get sent out to put their lives on the line with handcuffs and leg irons of idiot rules just about guaranteed to make them lose- including getting them killed or crippled- and now this?  Wonder if those geniuses realize- or care- just what they're telling the troops?

And yet more NHS wonders from Britain

NHS trusts in England have racked up a deficit approaching £1 billion in the first three months of the financial year - the worst financial position "in a generation," regulators have said.

The figure is more than the £820 million overspend for the entire previous year.
Ah yes, the system Obama and Clinton minions insist we should copy as it works so well.
They said the “staggering” figures would result in widespread cutbacks to services, with lengthening waiting times and increased rationing of care.
But- we were told rationing was a fiction, nothing we needed to worry about!
The official reports also show NHS trusts are missing key waiting time targets, including cancer and Accident and Emergency patients.

In total, 29,000 patients waited on a trolley for more than four hours at foundation trusts – a rise of one third in a year. 
Yeah, this is working great, isn't it?

So EVERY Democrat in the Presidential race wants some form of ban,

including Sanders.
He added that there is “widespread support to ban semiautomatic assault weapons, guns which have no other purpose but to kill people.”

Sanders supported such a ban along with universal background checks — another measure he called for on Saturday — in 2013, after the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. But the self-described socialist has also voted to allow guns in national parks, to shield firearms manufacturers from liability for shootings and against a five-day waiting period for gun purchases. Many expect him to come under criticism for his record at the first debate on Tuesday.
"Yes, I want to ban all kinds of rifles, shotguns and handguns(anything that gets labeled with 'assault'), but you can carry in a park!"
Screw you, Sanders.  No.