Saturday, September 10, 2016

I'll put this bluntly: our Chickenshit in Chief (link fixed)

is exactly that.
As the raiders approached their target — a makeshift prison compound — they suddenly were ordered to stand down. The president, who was vacationing on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, did not have time to give the required final go-ahead. He wanted 24 hours to consider the rescue.

A day later, Obama approved the mission. The commandos relaunched. This time, they reached the target — only to find the hostages had been moved four hours prior, said sources with direct knowledge of events.
Remember the reports of him having to be dragged off the golf course and forced to make a decision on the bin Laden raid?  Looks like it was true, and not a damn thing has changed.
The mission needed only one more thing: the final go-ahead from the president, authorizing the rescuers to execute. In one ready room, the radio crackled to life. Instead of delivering the expected verbal green light, though, the voice on the radio gave other news:

"'The president can't make time on his schedule to give the go-ahead,'" the security source said.

The vacationing president wanted to push the mission back 24 hours, the source said. The commandos peeled off, and returned to base. Col. Thomas declined to say where the base was located, or what it was named.

The data dump is in early today,

because circumstances

From a commission run by a guy named Castro;

if you put that in a novel, people would get irritated.
Chairman Martin Castro's remarks were included in a report released Thursday titled: "Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties." A link to the actual report on the USCCR's website is currently broken.

The report details the supposed balance between granting religious liberty and following anti-discrimination laws, because it seems many on the USCCR can't tell the difference.

"The phrases 'religious liberty' and 'religious freedom' will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance," Castro, a Democrat appointed by President Obama, said.
I do find myself curious: has he or Obama used any of those words describing some of the more drastically-minded members of the Religion of Submission?

So even after she admitted she lied, the university clown kept pushing it.  And he was thrown off the team.

He'd better get a lawyer and sue them; being bit in the pocketbook seems to be the only thing that gets the attention of these people.

Some holster advice.

"Well, yeah, he's violated the law, and beat people up, and violated people's rights, but he's done some good stuff too!"
NOT a good defense, guys.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Supposed to be some storms later, so I'd better deal with the data

before then.

"Help! Help! My people have been repressed, reparations!!"

  • Dear United Nations:
  • I note with approval that there’s a bill before the US Congress to compensate African Americans for their mistreatment in the past. However, I was talking to a Russian Jewish friend of mine, and it occurred to me that her ancestors were slaves to Nubian Africans. Should she not be compensated also?
  • The Jews were also repressed by the Romans, forerunners of the modern Italians. But the Romans were subjugated by the Celts in 390BC. The Romans returned the favor, and then oppressed Christians as well, before becoming Christians themselves and forcibly converting the Pagan Celts. Later Christianized Celts were oppressed by other Christianized Romans, and the two combined, which is where we come to the African issue. However,
And it goes from there.

I doubt Comey will do anything; he's already thrown his 'integrity' away,

and that of the EffingBI as well, and it would cause problems with that performance to do anything now.
Sharyl Atkinson has kept a running Benghazi timeline that is quite thorough and admirable. I recommend her timeline  as a reliable reference. (Atkinson has character and grit. She has the courage to take on powerful crooks. Between you and me, Jim, you’d do well to follow her example.)

However, Zerohedge’s September 3 timeline directly addresses the obstruction of justice. Here are some critical dates, courtesy Zerohedge. PRN means Platte River Networks, the outfit who Hillary hired to handle her rogue server system. The Apple MacBook mentioned in the timeline contained backup copies of Hillary’s emails.
And some people at Platte River belong in jail, too:
“On March 25, 2015, the Undisclosed PRN Staff Member had a ‘conference call with President Clinton’s staff.’ Apparently, in the days following that call, the Undisclosed PRN Staff Member had an ‘oh shit moment’ when he realized he had forgotten to wipe the PRN server clean as he had been instructed to do back in December by Cheryl Mills.
Therefore, sometime within the 6 days after a call with ‘President Clinton’s Staff,’ that PRN server was wiped clean using BleachBit despite the subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi received weeks earlier on March 4, 2016.”

Can you say 'Really Bad Idea'?
Saldaña’s opposition to the agreement is rooted in disciplinary procedures outlined in Article 28 of the contract, which is set to go before council for approval next week. Under those rules, department officials and arbitrators hearing a case of officer misconduct won’t always get to consider an officer’s full disciplinary history when deciding what punishment to give. As it currently stands, if Chief William McManus wants to discipline an officer, he can’t cite as justification any drug- or alcohol-related violations more than 10 years old; infractions involving “intentional violence” only follow a cop for five years; any other disciplinary action only shows up for two years. If an officer is suspended for three days or less, the department, per the contract, automatically lowers the suspension to a “written reprimand” after a couple of years. Local activists calling for police reform say the policy amounts to government-sanctioned falsification of records.

And in Washington, the AG wants to ban 'assault weapons'.  His source for what a good idea this is?
Ferguson’s office contends the move will save lives and cited a recent poll presented by Washington Ceasefire and Ceasefire Oregon that “showed that 65 percent of adults in the two states — including a great many gun owners — favor an assault weapons ban and want lawmakers to act.”

The survey mentioned was announced in July by the groups in a joint effort to erect a “West Coast Wall” by joining with California to establish a ban on what they term “assault weapons” and ultimately magazines capable of holding more than five rounds.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Yes, you would, because your name isn't 'Clinton'

...Had I communicated this information not following the prescribed protocols I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself who are and were trusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security.
Her response was basically "Nothing had any big red 'CLASSIFIED' or 'TOP SECRET' stamps on it, like in the movies, so I never knowingly blah-blah."

"We are starting a series of lectures on free speech.  Don't bother us with how we threw conservative and libertarian speakers off campus, they don't count."

Questions for AG Lynch about the ransom payments; fat chance there'll be any real answers.

Some of this could be 'They shot, so I did!', but the start?  I'd say someone besides the PRC is sending messages.
On the night of July 7, seven American diplomats in Juba left a farewell dinner early and were headed back to the U.S. Embassy, anxious to avoid the city’s deepening chaos, when their two-car convoy was ambushed by the South Sudanese presidential guard of Salva Kiir.

South Sudanese troops fired between 50 and 100 rounds at the two armored SUVs as soon as they passed the presidential palace. No one in either vehicle, which included James Donegan, the second-highest ranking U.S. official in South Sudan, was hurt or killed in the attack, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying: Three separate clusters of South Sudanese soldiers unloaded on the unarmed diplomats’ vehicles. Eventually, a U.S. Marine rapid response team from the embassy had to fetch three of the waylaid Americans and their South Sudanese driver.

That's interesting, Cherry Balmz site

is up today.  'Net glitch, maybe?  Or maintenance?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I should also note about those practice loads,

this is five of them fired at 100 yards
The black is 5.5" across.  Not stellar accuracy, but for a plinking load intended for shorter distances, I can live with it.  Especially as the wind may well have messed with it; there was a nasty crosswind that gusted right along the target stands that may have spread it a bit.  It'll be tried again, and we'll see.

A bullet experiment

Something I first read a loong time ago was that an imperfection in the base of a bullet is far worse for accuracy than a flaw in the nose; the base is the last place airflow interacts with the bullet, and something off there can have a huge effect.  There's been lots of experiments, but I decided to try one of my own.

In comes the .45-70, which was fired yesterday.  Specifically, the practice load using the 255-grain semi-wadcutters(intended for .45 Colt).  I was going through some of the bullets cast to select those with clean, sharp bases for use, when this idea occurred.  So I picked out some that had filled-out properly everywhere except the base, leaving little flaws like these:

What I've been doing is running the bullets through a .452" sizing die, then putting on the paper patch, sizing to .459" before loading.  Marked each of the bad-base bullets with a 'F' for 'flawed' on the nose so they wouldn't get mixed up(Sharpies are very handy), and loaded five of these.  All were loaded over 10.0 grains of Green Dot propellant, with a cardboard* wad pushed in to keep the powder near the base, and the bullet seated to an overall length of 2.54", then just enough crimp on the case mouth to get rid of the bell**.

Fifty yards, off a solid bench rest, five rounds with flawed bases:
I'd be tempted to disregard that low one, though it felt like a clean shot when fired.

Same distance, bullets with good bases:
Which made me very happy.

So, although it's been proven before, we now have the Firehand Determination: a screwed-up bullet base will screw accuracy.

*Like the back piece of a notepad.  I found that the dividers used in liquor boxes work very well.  I'm not packing the powder tight, just making sure it's down near the base and flash hole.  I've read of some powders in small charges giving some large variations in pressure when loaded in a big case like this, whereas keeping it together near the base cleans that up.  You can tilt the cartridge up so as to make the powder fall to the bottom just before loading, or load and then tilt the gun muzzle up before aiming, or use a wad like this.
**When you're loading cast or plated bullets(and most all handgun cartridges even when using jacketed bullets), you use a die to expand or 'bell' the case mouth; that opens it up so you can seat the bullet without the edge of the case mouth shaving material off the side of the bullet.

Why size the bullets before patching?  Reducing variables: all of them start out with the same diameter, plus if there's a slight imperfection at the edge of a base, this will usually clean that up.

Chances of this happening with the current EffingBI and Dept. of 'Justice':

just about zero.
The public has a right to know how Top Secret/SCI and GAMMA intelligence, some of our country’s most tightly guarded secrets, wound up in Sid Blumenthal’s hands, quickly. It’s unpleasant to besmirch the dead, but if Tyler Drumheller was the source of this purloined NSA information, we need to establish that—including where he got it from. And if Blumenthal’s conduit here wasn’t Drumheller, then who was it?
This is important because if Hillary Clinton becomes our next president—which at this point looks more likely than not—we can be certain that her trusty sidekick Sid Blumenthal will have an important role in her White House, no matter what his ostensible job title may be. The American public needs to know the full truth about EmailGate, especially regarding its compromise of highly classified information, before our fast-approaching election.

About that wedding-cake story,
Phillips’ dad had helped liberate Buchenwald from the Nazis in 1945. He’s not around anymore, though you imagine he’d probably have some fascinating thoughts about a government official who compares the extermination of six million people with a couple being slightly inconvenienced in procuring a specialty wedding cake.

Like any self-righteous zealot, Rice functions without concern for the practical implications of her power. In a rational world, her nonsensical haranguing would be dismissed as the ravings of an ignorant freshman who was cracking open Chomsky for the first time. In this world, Rice is appointed by the governor to mete out punishment on once free men.
Ah, but if you're the right type of person being inconvenienced, it becomes a State Crime.  'More equal than others' and all that.

The bad guys say they've smuggled lots of operatives in to carry out terrorist attacks.
Anyone surprised by this is a fool.

Such wonderful people we've let in.

An asteroid will pass extremely near our planet today.

The 32ft (10 metre) long asteroid will pass by at a distance of one tenth of the distance between Earth and the moon.

This close encounter will be followed by a much larger asteroid, 200ft (61 metres) long, that is set to pass us by in just a few days.

It appears CherryBalmz may have gone away

Got a comment from a guy saying CherryBalmz website disappeared today along with the $23 dollars I paid 12 days ago for a bottle of deuce juice.
I just tried bringing up their site, nothing.  They've got a Facebook page, looks like the last entry is July 15.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A quick "Well, that worked"

Tried a couple of light loads in 7.62x54r.  Both these are 6.0 grains of Green Dot, the bullets sized to .311" and lubed with this mix*, and the rear sight set for 450 meters, distance 50 yards.

Added: late summer, lots of people showing up to sight-in for deer or whatever; between busy and the wind, no chrony readings.

First, 100gr. semi-wadcutter, seated to just over the lube groove with just enough crimp to remove the flare from the case mouth

Not bad at all, especially with the wind today.

Lee 100gr. wadcutter, seated to the third lube groove(it's their tumble-lube design, lots of small grooves)
that one kind of amazed me.  I'm going to try both again, both to see if the wadcutters will do it again and if the SWC will tighten up a bit(that vertical spread may be my fault).

*Why that mix?  Lee Liquid Alox works, but it almost never completely dries, it always seems a touch sticky.  This mix does dry completely.

Any time at the range is generally good,

but when the temp and humidity hit 90's and 47%, it does take the starch out as the day progresses.

Now I have things to clean, and brass to sort.

While I'm doing that, I leave you with another peaceful protest:
In a statement, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said protesters marched from their encampment onto private lands, where the pipeline is being constructed.

"Once protestors arrived at the construction area, they broke down a wire fence by stepping and jumping on it," the sheriff's office said. "According to numerous witnesses within five minutes the crowd of protestors, estimated to be a few hundred people became violent. They stampeded into the construction area with horses, dogs and vehicles."

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said it "was more like a riot than a protest." Videos show some protesters were bloodied and the sheriff says three private security officers were hurt.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Self-Defense Myths That Just Won't Die

Some good stuff, starting with
Myth]:] Any hit on the body is better than no hit. 
There’s a whole host of classes, blogs, and training schools that teach what is commonly referred to as “combat effective hits” — “combat accuracy” for short. It’s the idea that any hit with a handgun bullet, despite location on the body, is considered adequate for stopping an attacker in combat conditions.
Johnston doesn’t agree.

'To annoy your enemy endlessly,

see them screaming before you, and hear the lamentations of the SJBs!'

It's amazing.  A con has voting based on 'What books do you like?', and the weenies insist it's racist and misogynist and all that other crap

Ahh, their butthurt is sweet.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Wonder how long it'll take for someone to slip and call them 'useless eaters'?

Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale.
And how are they deciding 'obese'?  By the damned BMI charts, that's how.
Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations.

The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever seen”, led to warnings that other trusts will soon be forced to follow suit and rationing will become the norm if the current funding crisis continues.
“It’s the only way providers are going to be able to balance their books, and in a way you have to applaud their honesty. You can see why they’re doing this – the service is bursting at the seams.” ...

The decision by Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) comes amid increasing limits across the NHS on surgery for cataracts as well as hip and knee operations.
The restrictions echo others made by health bosses in Hertfordshire, the North West and London in the past two years, where blanket referral bans were imposed on patients on the basis of their weight.

Last month St Helens CCG in Merseyside said it was considering temporarily suspending all non-essential hospital referrals by GPs because of financial concerns.
Makes you wonder what all will be determined to be 'non-essential', doesn't it?

Considering the clowns who put Obamacare together desperately wanted to just copy the Brit NHS, this is a fine view of what we have to look forward to. 

And can you imagine what the VA will become?

Professional Journalism

This morning, readers across the country woke up to a New York Times op-ed by Yale University lecturer Jim Sleeper that contains patently false charges about FIRE and me.
Anyone reading the sentence would believe not only that I shot the video, which I did, but also that I identified the student and gratuitously posted irrelevant photos of her family’s home. That’s simply a lie. The article Sleeper refers to was published by The Daily Caller after the video went viral. FIRE has never released the name of any of the students involved in the confrontation. Indeed, I’ve been publicly critical of The Daily Caller for doing so.

Sleeper knows that FIRE didn’t name or dig up photos of the student or her house; the source of the article is correctly identified in one of his Alternet rants. I caught the flagrant misrepresentation on Saturday, and I immediately wrote The New York Times for a correction. The paper quickly issued one, changing the online version of Sleeper’s truth-challenged attack to read slightly more honestly. (I would note that few have done more to spread the identity of the young woman in the Yale video than Jim Sleeper, who has repeatedly linked to reports that include her name.) Disappointingly, however, the print version that perhaps hundreds of thousands of readers peruse every Sunday morning repeats this false claim. A print correction is promised for next week.
Next week.  After the lies have had plenty of time to get around.

Somehow I don't think they were yelling "We want REAL socialism!"

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro was chased at a routine political event by a crowd of angry protesters banging on pots and yelling that they were hungry, just days after thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets to call for his ouster, local news media reported on Saturday. 

Scenes from the confrontation late Friday, which also appeared in videos uploaded to social media, captured the attention of Venezuelans, many of whom blame the unpopular president for the country’s food shortages.
People were arrested(can't allow such demonstrations of disrespect to go unpunished).  Sooner or later this is likely to blow up.  I mean 'fires and bodies and open combat' blow up.

Yes, bad week for Clinton.  Her supporters won't care about any of it, for everyone else it just confirms what's already known.


Shortly after Obama's plane landed in the eastern city of Hangzhou, a Chinese official attempted to prevent his national security adviser Susan Rice from walking to the motorcade as she crossed a media rope line, speaking angrily to her before a Secret Service agent stepped between the two.
The same official shouted at a White House press aide who was instructing foreign reporters on where to stand as they recorded Obama disembarking from the plane.

"This is our country. This is our airport," the official said in English, pointing and speaking angrily with the aide.