Saturday, March 26, 2016

I may or may not be here this evening,

so we'll see how this scheduling thing works; hopefully the data will get out

Fascist or socialist?

Sowell says fascist, though you could probably just answer 'yes' and cover it.
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous -- something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.
Oh yeah, he'll be out of office ten years and still blame Bush for most of the crap he messed up.

Forgot to mention the next part of the CherryBalmz test,

another hundred rounds of .22* through the conversion; no failures of any kind, everything still moving as it should.

I'll say again, the stuff seems to be a quite good lubricant so far as I've tried it; the question is 'Is it worth that price to you?'  The bottles should last quite a while(unless you strip and clean after every use), as it doesn't take much, still a lot more expensive than some other good lubes.  I wish I had a free thousand rounds or so of 7.62x39 or 9mm for a higher-stress test; ah well.

*If .22 hadn't become more available the last few months, this testing would've seriously eaten into my stocks

Friday, March 25, 2016

Yes, it's that time of the week,

the new data arrives and demands it be dealt with

'The race problem in Cuba persists'

No kidding? 
I mean, really, a bunch of celebrities have all told us it's WONDERFUL there!  Next thing you tell me is that Cuban medical care isn't all that gre- oh, wait...

History; we don't know as much as we tend to think we do.
As University of Aarhus’s Vandkilde puts it: “It’s an army like the one described in Homeric epics, made up of smaller war bands that gathered to sack Troy”—an event thought to have happened fewer than 100 years later, in 1184 B.C.E. That suggests an unexpectedly widespread social organization, Jantzen says. “To organize a battle like this over tremendous distances and gather all these people in one place was a tremendous accomplishment,” he says.

So far the team has published only a handful of peer-reviewed papers. With excavations stopped, pending more funding, they’re writing up publications now. But archaeologists familiar with the project say the implications are dramatic. Tollense could force a re-evaluation of the whole period in the area from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, says archaeologist Kristian Kristiansen  of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. “It opens the door to a lot of new evidence for the way Bronze Age societies were organized,” he says. 

For example, strong evidence suggests this wasn’t the first battle for these men. Twenty-seven percent of the skeletons show signs of healed traumas from earlier fights, including three skulls with healed fractures. “It’s hard to tell the reason for the injuries, but these don’t look like your typical young farmers,” Jantzen says.

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a "religiously prejudiced" attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook to "my beloved Christian nation". 

Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack, according to one eyewitness.
But saying something online about some Muslims being rather bad people will have Scotland Yard at the door to arrest you.

Then again, it's hard for the security and intel agencies

to get the resources they need when the commander-in-chief spends barely a minute addressing the Brussels attack, and adjourns to a baseball game with Raul Castro.

Seems Biden gave another speech, much later than the one he keeps saying Republicans 'out of context, misread, distorted'; And he went right along with Sen. Byrd:
There is no stipulation in the Constitution as to how the Senate is to express its advice or give its consent. President Bush incorrectly -- incorrectly -- maintains that each nominee for a federal judgeship is entitled to an up or down vote. The Constitution does not say that. I say the Constitution itself does not say that each nominee is entitled to an up or down vote. The Constitution doesn’t say that, it doesn’t even say that there has to be a vote with respect to the giving of its consent. The Senate can refuse to confirm a nominee simply by saying nothing and doing nothing.
Two days later, Byrd's speech was also heavily quoted, lavishly praised, and included in full in the printed version of a prolix (13,000+ word), 90-minute floor speech by Senator Joe Biden.

Biden’s entire speech was devoted to the issue at the center of the debate over the Garland nomination. Since he attached so much significance to it, he prepared by seeking the counsel of a panel of Constitutional scholars. Biden declared it was “one of the most important” speeches of his 32-year Senate career.

3).  A terrorist event is not a self- defense shooting.  I cannot understand why so many who should know better insist of treating an event like this…like the Charly Ebdo, the Paris Attack, the Mali Attack, the Jakarta Attack, the San Bernardino Attack…and now Belgium like it was a mugger in a parking lot.  Once the bad guys open the game, in an event like this you are permitted to take it to any level of violence you wish without any concerns of legality or liability.  Say nothing at all…make no announcements…keep calm and shoot them in the face. If you don’t think you can do that, then please get on the ground and out of the way of those who will at least try.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

As I said, he gave that interview on Monday - the day before the attacks.

As I said, he gave that interview on Monday - the day before the attacks. So "British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow's Train Bombing" is now joined by "Belgian Cabinet Minister Says Tomorrow's Train Bombing Is All Our Fault".

So "we" have to work on it. That means you, the Flemish frequent flyer poking your head up from the rubble at the airport concourse. And you, the Walloon strap-hanger blinking into the dust and chaos and wondering where the lower part of your left leg went. You are going to "have to work on" it, harder and harder and harder.

Yes, our President is a marxist;

anybody surprised?  Really?
In his Tuesday address to the Cuban people, Obama declared that the communist takeover that led to the Castros’ 57-year dictatorship was a “liberation movement,” same as America’s 1776 revolution. Obama’s well-known for his false equivalencies, but this one stands out for its idiocy.
Well, you've got two choices: he's a marxist, or a friggin' idiot.

Speaking of friggin'  idiots, this one runs a university.  And is sucking up to the whiny bitches who want to control the place.
The messages horrified many students on campus, who complained to Wagner's office that they felt intimidated and unsafe. In response, Wagner tepidly endorsed the perpetrator's free speech rights while making every effort to assuage the offended students' fears.

But that's not the end of the story: Wagner also announced that he would review security footage in hopes of identifying the perpetrators and subjecting them to the "conduct violation process," according to The Emory Wheel. If the perpetrators are not students, trespassing charges will be filed.
All the while claiming "We support free speech!" Right.

And then we have Amherst:
The accuser is always a victim.
The accused is always guilty.
Any evidence to the contrary of either point is to be ignored.  Or disregarded.
I hope he winds up owning the idiots in charge of this place.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

At what point does she get arrested

and/or fined?  Yes, dumbass, abusing 911 is a crime, no matter how special and unsafe you feel.

Puts a lot of the current crop of whining, entitled-feeling celebritutes

in proper perspective.

Government-run health care: where the patients don't count,

and the employees can get away with anything.
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee in Puerto Rico was fired after being arrested for armed robbery, but her union quickly got her reinstated — despite a guilty plea — by pointing out that management’s labor relations negotiator is a registered sex offender, and the hospital’s director was once arrested and found with painkiller drugs…
The union’s position — that another employee committed a crime and got away with it, so this one should, too — has been upheld by the highest civil service rules arbiters, and has created a vicious Catch-22 where the department’s prior indefensible inaction against bad employees has handcuffed it from taking action now against other scofflaws.
A vet can't get a damned appointment, vets DIE waiting to be seen, but the VA and the union make sure thieves and robbers and molesters don't have to worry about their jobs...

Happily, cops don't always get away with theft under color of law

7th Circuit calls bullshit(in proper courtly terms).

And note this for when someone says "The dog alerted on it!":
A drug-sniffing dog supposedly alerted to the van, on the strength of which police obtained a warrant to search the vehicle, and a second dog supposedly alerted to the safe, but no drugs were found in either place, and "the government did not submit to the court any evidence of the dogs' training, methodology, or field performance." 
More fake alert from two dogs.  Gee, I wonder how that could happen...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I'm not sure how, but I seem to have lost

my earplugs.  Which sucks.  Yes, I can get a new set, but besides the PITA, it really pisses me off that I don't know what happened to them.

I hadn't heard of Juan Meraz;

it appears a hispanic saying unkind things about blacks gets a huge break.  Apparently the OBLM people have problems getting the daily hate going against someone who's not white.

Did a little digging; considering what he said and did, if a white anything on campus had done the same it'd have been national news, but I found remarkably little about this.

As for the Choctaw Nation, the tribe released a statement saying that it “desires the best for this Choctaw child.”

The statement continues, “The tribe’s values of faith, family and culture are what makes our tribal identity so important to us. Therefore we will continue to work to maintain these values and work toward the long-term best interest of this child.”
Yeah.  Demonstrated by ripping this kid from the only family it's ever known, because it has less than 2% Choctaw blood.

You bastards.

And while The Lightbringer was kissing Castro ass and posing in front of Che, the JV team struck again.

And there's those Marines put back into Iraq, and who knows who all else that the idiots in DC won't talk about.  You'd almost think it would've been better to keep them there in the first place...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Big win in the People's Republic of MA

Borrowing from Chris at Anarchangel,
"if the fundamental right of self-defense does not protect Caetano, then the safety of all Americans is left to the mercy of state authorities who may be more concerned about disarming people than about keeping them safe"
-- Samuel Alito, writing in concurrence with Caetano v. Massachusetts
Although Caetano was specifically about the ridiculius Massachusetts ban on stun guns, in its plain language... no interpretation required... the decision makes clear that states cannot arbitrarily classify as "uniquely dangerous or unusual", any weapons which are useful for all lawful purposes including lawful self defense, or which are in common use.

It also specifically, explicitly, and completely, demolishes the notion that because a weapon was not available or common at the time of the 2nd amendments ratification, or whenever a particular law was passed; that such weapons could be legitimately banned, when they become available or common in future.

This establishes a foundation for overturning things like the so called "assault weapons bans" in the eight states which currently have them, as well as preventing future federal bans. 
And, be it noted, it was a UNANIMOUS decision from the Supremes.  That is huge(as huge as all nine justices ruling that the 2nd refers to 'a preexisting individual right', which is why leftists and hoplophobes don't like that to be brought up); from Larry Correia on Bookface,
So that whole dumb argument about how the 2nd Amendment only applies to muskets you anti-gun mopes have been trying to use for decades? Well, that was so idiotic that even Ruth Bader Ginsberg was embarrassed for you.

More on the huge from Chris:
Gura is gonna have an utter field day with this...

It essentially destroys so called assault weapons bans, magazine restrictions, ammunition restrictions... All are in common use for self defense all over the country, and a single state trying to say otherwise... done and done.

Lots of clowns in places like Chicago and New York are going to have screaming fits over this.

More from over at Say Uncle from the decision:
The Court has held that the Second Amendment ex- tends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding, District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this Second Amend- ment right is fully applicable to the States, McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). In this case, the Su- preme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a Massa- chusetts law prohibiting the possession of stun guns after examining whether a stun gun is the type of weapon contemplated by Congress in 1789 as being protected by the Second Amendment. 470 Mass. 774, 777, 26 N. E. 3d 688, 691 (2015).

Alito and Thomas* wrote an opinion before he died, more from it at Reason:
"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was either unable or unwilling to do what was necessary to protect Jaime Caetano, so she was forced to protect herself," Alito wrote. "To make matters worse, the Commonwealth chose to deploy its prosecutorial resources to prosecute and convict her of a criminal offense for arming herself with a nonlethal weapon that may well have saved her life. The Supreme Judicial Court then affirmed her conviction on the flimsiest of grounds." According to Alito, "if the fundamental right of self-defense does not protect Caetano, then the safety of all Americans is left to the mercy of state authorities who may be more concerned about disarming people than about keeping them safe."
Which is exactly what the PROMs and New York and Californicated are up to.  Remember that bit about screaming fits?  They'll be heard from both coasts, as well as a few places in the middle.

One other thing: there was also a ruling on a case by OK and NB against the marijuana law in Colorado that went for Colorado.
They argued that Colorado's law violates the federal Controlled Substances Act, which treats marijuana as a dangerous drug and forbids its sale or use. They urged the Supreme Court to take up the issue as an "original" matter and declare that Colorado's law was preempted by the federal drug laws.
Which brought up a comment from someone:
As an added bonus, this ruling could undermine lawsuits by places like Chicago or NYC complaining that states without unconstitutional gun laws harm them by undermining their own unconstitutional gun laws...

*shouldn't have left Thomas out, and yes, I got Scalia and Alito mixed up

This is bullshit, and the Choctaw Tribe can kiss my ass

Six-year-old Lexi has only ever know Summer and Rusty Page as her parents.

But any day now the Santa Clara, California, child could be legally ripped from her loving foster home despite Rusty and Page's fight to keep her with them.

Lexi is one-and-a-half per cent Choctaw Native American.

Because of the 'Indian Child Welfare Act' - a federal law passed in the 1970's aimed to protect the best interests of Native American children - she must live with Native American parents.

Choctaw Tribe says
'The Choctaw Nation desires the best for this Choctaw child.

'The tribe's values of faith, family and culture are what makes our tribal identity so important to us.

'Therefore we will continue to work to maintain these values and work toward the long-term best interest of this child,' it said.
The Choctaw tribe has decided to place Lexi with extended non-blood relatives in Utah, who are not Native Americans and will not be living on the reservation.
You miserable, shitbrained bastards.  You don't suck;  you would have to WORK HARD to rise to the level of sucking.

I guess this doesn't count as 'boots on the ground'

in Obamaworld.

Wonder how many bodies will have to pile up before it does?

Of course, all the people who'll lose jobs over this won't be considered a bad thing in Obamaworld.  After all, what's a bunch of miners becoming unemployed count when Obama can play "I'm on the right side of history!" ?

Zuckerbitch meets with the PRC propaganda chief; anybody surprised?

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Go read.

A key bit: While awaiting orders to combat, Stein who was a toolmaker prior to the war and an innovative armorer took it upon themselves to create a weapon they believed better suited them.
That being

Yes, there are bad cops(too many) who should have the badge taken away

from them; they disgrace it.  That doesn't mean all are bad, or that because a suspect who dies was black that it was automatically because of 'RACISM!'.  Or that being listed as 'unarmed' means they weren't a threat.

It's been said that the War On Drugs has done at least as much damage to this country as the drugs; the OBLM clowns, and the racists in politics who ignore all the deaths of blacks at the hands of other blacks except when they think they can use it politically, has done more damage to black communities than the KKK could.  Can you imagine the delight of those bastards at the numbers of blacks killed in drive-bys, the straight-up murders, the glorification of gangs?  But the REAL concern, according to the idiots, is white cops(well, ALL whites, but let's shorten the list to the most-guilty according to them).  But if you bring that up, you get the standard "You're a racist!" from the idiots.  Because bringing up data that conflicts with the Preferred Narrative™ is not to be allowed.

Yeah, the Canadian health system is GREAT, right?
This edition of Waiting Your Turn indicates that, overall, waiting times for medically necessary treatment have not improved since last year. Specialist physicians surveyed report a median waiting time of 18.3 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment—slightly longer than the 18.2 week wait reported in 2014. This year’s wait time is 97% longer than in 1993 when it was just 9.3 weeks.
There is also a great deal of variation among specialties. Patients wait longest between a GP referral and orthopae-dic surgery (35.7 weeks), while those waiting for radiation oncology begin treatment in 4.1 weeks.
Patients also experience significant waiting times for various diagnostic technologies across the provinces. This year, Canadians could expect to wait 4.0 weeks for a computed tomography (CT) scan, 10.4 weeks for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, and 4.0 weeks for an ultrasound.
Great, isn't it?  No wonder people keep insisting I'm lying about its wonders when I point out they have real problems.

Just to add to this, someone sent me this link from a British news site on hospitals there:
* as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals;

* there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals;

* 78 hospital and 39 care home patients were killed by bedsores, while a further 650 people who died had their presence noted on their death certificates;

* 21,696 were recorded as suffering from septicemia when they died, a condition which experts say is most often associated with infected wounds.
"These are people's mothers, fathers, and grandparents," she said. "It is hard enough to lose a loved one, but to find out that they died because they were not adequately fed or hydrated, is a trauma no family should have to bear."
There's more.  Remember, this is the system that Obama & Co. said we should emulate because 'it works so well'.