Saturday, May 28, 2016

A fine evening out there;

you can start on the analysis, I'm going out to scratch dog ears for a bit

An experiment,

just because.  To be tried in the mini-Sharps:

                                            162-grain cast semi-wadcutters

                                                          Paper patched

                                    Wiped lightly with lube and sized to .358"

     A snug-fitting paper wad(cut from a tea bag box) inserted, then the bullets seated
over the minimum charge of 2400.

This is because, after all that research on paper-patching, I wondered how it'd work in this application.  The wad is probably unnecessary, but worth trying.  If these shoot accurately, I'll try some without it and see if it changes things.

'Global Warmering/Climate Change/Etc.',

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,” said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015.
So what is the goal of environmental policy?
“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.
Yeah, this has come out before; I think it needs to be brought back up regularly.

Speaking of,

So, no boots on the ground...

Fatisah (Syria) (AFP) - US forces on the ground in northern Syria are helping a major offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqa province, Kurdish-Arab fighters battling the jihadists say.

Near the frontline north of the IS bastion of Raqa city, American commandos climbed onto a low rooftop carrying US-made anti-tank missiles.

"These are US special operations forces and this is why you cannot follow them or take many pictures," said a fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which announced on Tuesday an assault on the jihadists north of Raqa.

The Pentagon is not happy with the pictures.  And the questions.
The Pentagon Thursday denied the presence of U.S. troops on the front lines in Syria despite photographic evidence showing special operations troops fighting alongside Kurdish forces in an offensive to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State.

Peter Cook, the Pentagon press secretary, maintained the Obama’s administration’s claim that ground troops in Syria are solely serving in advisory and assistance roles in the war-torn region.

“They are not on the forward line. They are providing advice and assistance,” Cook said during a testy exchange with reporters. “That mission has not changed, their role has not changed. They are not leading this fight. They are supporting those forces that are at the leading edge of this fight, and they are doing it in a very effective fashion.”
'Not on the forward line', does that mean they're barely behind, or in front of it?  And 'supporting those forces' could have several meanings, now couldn't it?

Could be wrong, but I suspect this is Dear Leader's minions playing as much as possible his "No American boots on the ground(unless I flatly can't deny them, and I really want to because I said we're out of there)!" games.

Oh, and the Turks are pissed because of the patches some of those troops are wearing:
Turkey on Friday lashed out at the United States after images surfaced apparently showing U.S. soldiers in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish group opposed by Ankara. 

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during an international conference in southern Turkey that it was "unacceptable" for soldiers of a Turkish ally to use the patches of the YPG — the Kurdish People's Protection Units which are fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria.
I doubt the Turks would be happy with the response I'd give them.
Pics of the patches in question here.

Friday, May 27, 2016

And don't piss off your camel,

might be bad for your health

Threatening storms again;

stay in, stay dry, and check the information for clues to what makes the world go 'round

And it only took CNN this long

to discover this...
CNN showed how Islamic State terrorist fighters are blending in with legitimate refugees and traveling to Europe in an exclusive report Thursday.
Wonder if they'll have to call themselves anti-immigrant or something now?

DePaul University, enemy of free speech.
And the local cops need retraining as to what their actual job is; for one thing, it's not being enforcers for some academic asshat.

This.  This isn't good, it's excellent More, in more places, please.

“My relationship with that group started downhill when I refused to let them bring phones and computers into my office [at the Special Operations Command],” Johnson recalls. “It was really an eye-opener to watch them stand outside using nonsecure comms [communications] and then bring messages to the secretary so she could then conduct a secure [call] with the military” and the State Department.
They truly care about nothing except what they want, when they want it.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Awww, poor Bernie, someone asked him a question

about his house of worship and he didn't like it.
LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign.

Gee, yeah, maybe that's why those cops they were forced to hire

wouldn't do their damned jobs.
The other day:
DePaul University Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos event on Tuesday night. They justified their illiberal actions on grounds that Yiannopoulos’s speech spreads hate and violence—which, incidentally, is true, given that the students retaliated by literally attacking him.
In video footage of the event, a female protester can clearly be seen striking Yiannopoulos in the face. This took place during the Q and A, which was interrupted by the female student and another activist, student Edward Ward. They were joined by ten other irate students. Yiannopoulos’s supporters tried to stop them, and police and security were called.
But neither the police nor campus security did anything to stop the activists. This was ironic, because DePaul had forced the College Republicans to pay several hundred extra dollars for security for the event, according to The College Fix.

And we find out
The second lead protester at last night’s event at DePaul University has been identified as Kayla Johnson, the daughter of Juanita Johnson, who serves as the Chicago Police Department’s Director of Administration.

Johnson rushed onto the stage behind Edward Ward, a political science graduate and minister who led the effort to shut down Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ event. From the stage, Johnson shouted at and taunted attendees. Eventually, she grabbed the microphone from an event organizer and taunted Yiannopoulos with it, taking several swings at his head.

Considering the past history of the AG, who would you believe:

the cops who said "This is what we were ordered to do", or the AG?
But Robert Marus, a press officer for the D.C. attorney general's office, vigorously denied that they'd given any such order to disobey the order in the meantime.
Sounds nice.  Except for that past history of the AGs office.  And this from the original post:
Thinking there might be some kind of mistake, I contacted the AG’s office, which explicitly told me if I had a complaint about what they did I could file that complaint online.
You'd think, if they had NOT done it, they'd have been rather upset to find out cops were telling people "The AG's office said screw the court order", considering the possible consequences; instead of 'Go file a complaint online.'

Why yes, I am rather cynical about these people.  They've earned it.