Saturday, May 14, 2016

Seems like no matter how much you get done,

at end of day there's still a pile.  Screw that at this point, I need to check data

And from the Sanders and Greenie Wonderland of Denmark:

Denmark’s government abandoned plans to build five offshore wind power farms Friday amid fears the electricity produced there would become too expensive for Danish consumers. 

“Since 2012 when we reached the political agreement, the cost of our renewable policy has increased dramatically,” said Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt, a Liberal Party politician representing the country’s minority government, according to Reuters.
'The cost' being that they pay subsidies- big ones- to these scam artists.
Danes have paid billions in taxes and fees to support wind turbines, which has caused electricity prices to skyrocket even as the price of actual electricity has decreased. Now, green taxes make up 66 percent of Danish electricity bills. Only 15 percent of electricity bills went to energy generation.

Electricity prices have gotten so high, the government has decided to slash green taxes on consumer energy bills.
Translation: the people being looted to pay for this finally screamed loudly enough that the politicians decided 'We can't keep getting away with this.  For now, anyway.'

Hey, he's only some stupid jarhead,

why let him being kidnapped and tortured get in the way of what Dear Leader wants?

It's gotta be so encouraging to the troops, knowing the CiC doesn't give a shit about your lives.

As the Chicago Tribune’s map of shooting incidents demonstrates, the incidence of shootings across the city corresponds quite neatly with each neighborhood’s demographics.  The uncomfortable truth is that in Chicago, as in any other American city you could name, those neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of blacks and Hispanics see the highest levels of violent crime.  One may argue why this is so, but not whether it is.  If the police are asked to address this crime, officers will of necessity be deployed where it occurs and come into contact with those responsible for it.  Some small percentage of those contacts will be acrimonious; some still smaller percentage will be violent.
But, as we’ve discussed previously here on PJ Media (here, here, and here) in Chicago, as in many other cities, officers are coming to the conclusion that the risks of these violent contacts are prohibitive and that a prudent regard for one’s livelihood demands a less zealous approach to combatting crime.  No, the cops aren’t afraid of getting shot or stabbed or otherwise injured in an altercation, they’re afraid of becoming the next YouTube sensation when an arrest goes wrong and fails to unfold in a manner approved by cowardly department brass, unprincipled politicians, and ignorant “community leaders,” all of whom exhort the cops to go out in the streets and stop the madness, but to do so without hurting anyone.
And while only arresting people in numbers that evenly represent whatever the preferred racial mix is, and screw who's actually committing most of the crimes.

I'm convinced that a horrible number of the politicians don't really give a damn how many people die, or are raped, or robbed: they care how they can use the numbers to get votes.  Nothing more.

"Nobody wants to take your guns" my ass, Part 87:
According to its post in the Federal Register, the SSA plans on reporting any “disability” or “benefits” recipient who: falls anywhere on the improperly-expanded “Autism disorder spectrum,” has been diagnosed with an “anxiety disorder,” cannot handle his or her own finances, or belongs to any one of myriad other categories defined by, you guessed it, the federal government. The public has sixty days to “offer comment” before the overlords who take their money and hand it out again will act.
And sooner or later they'll define "I want to own a gun" as proof that you're not mentally sound enough to own one...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ponder the question: which is worse: temptation,

or not giving in to it?

Whilst contemplating that, continue your studies.

"Harry Reid's a pompous ass, and my real job

is keeping my ass in this office, screw the taxpayers."
Yeah, tell us something we didn't already know.

"We're going to deport them."  Yeah, I'll believe that when it actually happens.

Yes, Fecesbook has been lying.  Yes, they've been deciding what news people would see.  Anyone surprised?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

And we still don't know where Secretary of State Clinton was hiding out

while those people were dying.
But the call for the squadron to move apparently never came. The source says, “They just kept telling me we’re waiting on a call.” “I still feel a sense of fault for not being there when we were needed. We could have been there and that’s the worst part,” he says.

A second source, described as Mike, says he was at Delta Force headquarters when the attacks took place but returned to Libya soon afterwards. Mike says there were opportunities to kill or capture the people responsible for the attack but they were denied by the State Department. “It was political,” Mike says, adding “I read the emails, I read the emails where they were saying, hey, we can’t do this now…now’s not the right time.”

In 'Places your kid should not go to college', we have the University of Oregon

An annual report on the activities of University of Oregon’s Bias Response Team provides a frightening yet fascinating glimpse into the practices of these organizations, which are common on college campuses. Students, faculty, and staff who feel threatened, harassed, intimidated, triggered, microaggressed, offended, ignored, under-valued, or objectified because of their race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, disability status, mental health, religion, political affiliation, or size are encouraged to contact the BRT. 

The team is composed of seven administrators, which include Oregon’s “multicultural inclusion support specialist,” LGBT director, and “Native American Retention Specialist.” The BRT’s goal is to eradicate bias on campus, making Oregon a safer place. Bias is defined as “any physical, spoken, or written act” that targets another person, even unintentionally. The team’s posters propose examples of bias incidents: statements like “Thanks, sweetie,” and “I don’t see color,” apparently qualify. (The former is patronizing, the latter is simply wrongthink, I guess.)
Short version: ANYTHING you say, do, write, show, or think out loud can and will be used against you.  You're screwed.

'Higher' Education...

Details, details (updated)

That group was shot at 100 yards.  .357 Magnum, using Starline cases, Hornady 140-grain FTX bullets, and 12.7 grains of AA#9 powder, lit by a CCI small pistol primer.

I had a couple of other groups that were going to be as good, but on four and five I'd wind up stringing them vertically a bit.  On that one I stopped at three.  Because it looked so good.

That little sucker is fun to shoot, and really likes the lighter bullets; using 150-grain and up, I can't get this level of accuracy from it.  They can be picky, can't they?
I checked back on something, and had another surprise.  The Hornady FTX load velocity was ~1520fps(was only able to chrono a couple of shots).  Back when I fired the same load through a rifle with a 16" barrel, average velocity was 1451fps.  With pistol cartridges such as .357 it seems to be the general rule that you get the max velocity with a 16" barrel; after that friction starts slowing the bullet.  Well, the mini-Sharps has a 26" barrel, yet gave slightly higher velocity than the 16".  I'm surprised, and pleased.  And I need to check into this further.

Also had one of those "WTF?" moments today.  Guy showed up with all his stuff and a brand-new Wyndham AR-10, got set up, then "Can I ask you something?"  He'd noticed the Magpul magazine was marked 7.62x51, and wondered if the Hornady .308 ammo he'd bought would work properly in this rifle... 

So we had a discussion on 7.62x51 vs. .308, and the uses thereof, and got him settled in.  Somewhat.  Also had a brand-new Burris scope on it, had done no boresighting, so took a bit to get him on paper.  Not a new shooter from what he said, but not big on the technical and prep(as in 'get it so it'll be on the target somewhere) end.

So in the PROM 'incorporating the arrest'

means 'now that he's caught, they're beating the shit out of him.'
"[Mass. State Police] will also review the apprehension of the suspect, to determine whether the level of force deployed during the arrest was appropriate," FOX25 has been told.
Well, hell, guys, there's not even a question there: it was NOT.  Quite obviously.  Which means this translates to "We'll delay things and hope people stop paying attention, otherwise we might actually have to do something about these officers."
"I think anyone who looks at the video is disturbed by it, but we don't jump to conclusions," Nashua Police said. "We need to find out what happened."
Excuse me while I snort in derision.  And wonder who they think they're fooling.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

And after I didst press the trigger for the third time,

and look through the glass of far-seeing, Lo! this was the image before me

created by the Mini-Sharps, Alliant, Starline and Hornady and CCI.  And a heavenly chorus didst seem to sing from the heavens, and it was good.

And, though sorely tempted by the demon Adjust, I didst not diddle with the sight, as it would have been an abomination in the sight of the angel Leaveitthehellalone(yes, I know I've done it before, shut up during my religious experience, you bastards).

And thus was range day.  I shall now sit in quiet contemplation.  Details may follow later, for those who insist on being so informed.

Good thing this happened in one of the PROMs, where they have all those gun laws,

otherwise someone might've actually gotten hurt.

Ah, the healthcare law YOU KEEP PUSHING BLEW HER COSTS UP, you stupid socialist.  But you won't understand that, will you?

Actually on the BBC, in (formerly Great)Britain:

Guy is attending Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship.  Craps on waitress who has not a damn thing to do with what he's whining about, because Social Justice.
“It was a protest action, it was not directed as Ashleigh – and quite frankly, Ashleigh’s feelings are irrelevant to us.”
She's the one you crapped on, asshole, she IS the one you directed it at.  You're a miserable little bastard.

Wonder how much taxpayer money the EPA wasted screwing with this guy over a pond?

Sounds about right: idiot working for Obama brags about manipulating and lying to the media(and how easy it is), and media is all pissed at the guy who wrote about it.  Because that's what important about the story.

Of course, it's not like this administration hasn't lied to them before.  Then tried to cover-up admitting it.  Etc.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Likely to be an interesting spring & summer in Europe

"I heard screams, I saw a man lying on the ground, begging a man who stood over him. 'I love God, I love Allah,' he was saying, obviously to save himself," the newspaper quoted the witness, who has not been named, as saying. 

Paul H was wearing "blood-soaked socks" he said. "I have no idea where his shoes were. As he walked away, the man on the floor to him and whimpered: 'That guy stabbed me in the back!'"
One dead, three wounded.  Guy was apparently a druggie(assuming true), so may have been that as much as Sudden Jihadi Syndrome.  Then there's this:
Elsewhere in Europe today, Italian police have arrested two Afghan men on suspicion of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Britain and Italy, including targets in London and the Colosseum in Rome.
...Police are searching for three other suspects involved in the same alleged plot.
And how many others are out there?

Some thoughts about the racial bullshit on college campii, backed by research.  Including this:
In their book “All That We Can Be” (1996), the sociologists Charles Moskos and John Sibley Butler describe how the U.S. Army escaped from the racial dysfunction of the 1970s to become a model of integration and near-equality by the time of the 1991 Gulf War. The Army invested more resources in training and mentoring black soldiers so that they could meet rigorous promotion standards. But, crucially, standards were lowered for no one, so that the race of officers conveyed no information about their abilities. The Army also promoted cooperation and positive-sum thinking by emphasizing pride in the Army and in America.
Which would never fly because most college administrators don't have the balls to hold to it, or the ethics.  No different standards?  Pride in America?  They'd rather be ass-raped on the quad at high noon than even suggest that.

President's paid liar admits it.  Journalists act amazed.  Most of them have spent days trying to ignore Rhodes laughing at them about being idiots and eating his crap, now they're upset?  Borrowing from Insty,
The piece was clearly a source of frustration for the White House, which is looking to burnish Obama’s foreign policy record during his final year in office.
The Iran deal is a debacle, and the press went along because (1) Rhodes is right and they don’t know much; and (2) They’re happy to be lied to anyway, because they’re Democratic operatives with bylines.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Stolen from Feral,

and I know the feeling

Visit to the latrine

Go.  Now.

There seems to be a strict dichotomy on the subject of cops

with a lot of people: either you consider them the heroes of society, hold that the bad ones are very few and far between, and deserve near-worship,
You hate them, think they're all jackbooted fascist thugs, and want them all to DIE!


Is it only Israel the UN hates?

Or all Jews(at least all that haven't become proper 'The Jews are awful' types)?
“Two weeks ago, I was shocked to hear that UNESCO adopted a decision denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, our holiest site. It is hard to believe that anyone, let alone an organization tasked with preserving history, could deny this link, which spans thousands of years,” he wrote.
To borrow from the eminent Dr. Cooper, "You continue to underestimate them, sir."

Ain't this thing purty?
Cabela's can get it.  And I want one, badly.  But I rarely have a place to shoot with a range longer than a hundred yards, which seems like a waste for this.  Dammit.  Sometimes being a responsible adult sucks worse than others.

“We progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives … We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us,” Kristof wrote.
Did it actually hurt to let that truth out, Kristof?

"Why do you want to carry a gun?"  "Wild pigs, the damn things're everywhere!"

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Just in case you weren't aware, NYeffingCity's Sullivan Law came about

through crooks paying each other off; had not a damn thing to do with actually protecting the honest and innocent.
The bill was created and pushed through the legislature by "Big Tim" Sullivan, a crime syndicate leader and politician who was part of Tammany Hall.  His toughs had complained about immigrants who were resisting their extortion efforts.  Big Tim had a simple solution.  Make it illegal for his opposition to legally have or carry weapons.  From the New York Post:
Sullivan knew the gangs would flout the law, but appearances were more important than results. Young toughs took to sewing the pockets of their coats shut, so that cops couldn’t plant firearms on them, and many gangsters stashed their weapons inside their girlfriends’ “bird cages” — wire-mesh fashion contraptions around which women would wind their hair.

Ordinary citizens, on the other hand, were disarmed, which solved another problem: Gangsters had been bitterly complaining to Tammany that their victims sometimes shot back at them.

So gang violence didn’t drop under the Sullivan Act — and really took off after the passage of Prohibition in 1920. Spectacular gangland rubouts — like the 1932 machine-gunning of “Mad Dog” Coll in a drugstore phone booth on 23rd Street — became the norm.

More on the bird cuisinart industry getting a pass on protected species laws

According to a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, every year 573,000 birds (including 83,000 raptors) and 888,000 bats are killed by wind turbines — 30 percent higher than the federal government estimated in 2009, due mainly to increasing wind power capacity across the nation.[i] This is likely an underestimate because these estimates were based on 51,630 megawatts of installed wind capacity in the United States in 2012 and wind capacity has grown since then to 65,879 megawatts. And, at one solar power plant in California, an estimated 3,500 birds died in just the plant’s first year of operation.
Over the past five years, about 2.9 million birds were killed by wind turbines. That compares to about 800,000 birds that a Mother Jones Blog estimated to have been killed by the BP oil spill that occurred in April 2010[iii]—5 years ago–despite not all of them showing visible signs of oil.[1] Nevertheless, BP was fined $100 million for killing and harming migratory birds due to that oil spill. In comparison, the nation’s wind turbines killed more than 3 times the number of birds than did the BP oil spill over the past 5 years. And, wind turbines routinely kill federally protected birds and eagles.

But hey, it's for 'green' energy, so it's worth it, right?

"You want to lose your culture and country?

Because this is how you lose your culture and country."
Or, depending on how people react, "You want a war?  Because this is how you get a war."
"But it was only to get his pals and a bit later he came back with three others. They stole my handbag and my cards."

And if that was not enough, she said that the four had then attacked her, bashing her to the ground in a rage before running off.

She said that from what they had said she understood they were from Afghanistan and that as she lay on the floor in agony nobody on the platform had helped.
Bad.  Very bad. 

But wait!  There's MORE!
And her distress had turned to anger when police had told her that she should change her hair colour and should not have been travelling alone after 8pm on public transport.

She said: "At first I was scared, but now I'm more angry than anything. After the attack they told me that women shouldn't be alone on the streets after 8pm. And they also gave me other advice, telling me I should dye my hair dark and also not dress in such a provocative way. Indirectly that means I was partly to blame for what happened to me. That is a massive insult."
Know your place, citizen; there are new people around, and you have to accommodate them.  Even if it means changing your hair color and only traveling when and how THEY choose.  Your betters say so.

If you protest about this crap, you're labeled a racist and 'far-right-wing agitator'.  Throw a fit because your wife or girlfriend or daughter is told "You can't be out after dark anymore", the same.  Or, if you're lucky, just a lecture as to how you have to change your life to accommodate these people.

And those other people, who didn't do anything?  "If we help her, the police are likely to treat us as bad people, and we'll be called racist.  Better to stay out of it."

Either the EUnuchs are going to surrender and become Eurostan, or things are going to explode.  We'll see which.

Sooner or later some woman is going to be raped on the train platform, or murdered, or both.