Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday night,

and the fresh information is in

"Why doesn't the public trust us?" is the wail from some departments;

well, besides this happening in the first place, because the people who did it probably won't pay any penalty.

I've been in arguments where any criticism of cops who do bad things means "You hate all cops!"  Which is idiotic, at the least.  Saying "Hold them just as responsible to the law as anyone else" is not 'hate', it's the way it's supposed to be.  There are good departments who do exactly that, and I wish there were more news stories about them, it'd do a lot to counter the stories of bad agencies where a cop can lie under oath, tamper with evidence, abuse power, abuse people, and get away with it.

Dumbass makes a 'training' video

in which he- among other things- fires a round into the ceiling.  Which gets him banned from the range.

"I was banned because I'm black!  Racism!!"

Guy, you were banned because you're a friggin' idiot.  Deal with it.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Being a full pint low right now*,

no snappy lead-in, just check 'em out

If you're thinking about a rotary tumbler,

Midsouth has it on sale, and a $25 rebate from Lyman.

Tab clearing, starting with No, our ancestors weren't stupid;

they had a lot less of a base to work from.

Everyone who's ever been charged/screwed with by BATFEIEIO because "Your paperwork doesn't match ours!" ought to sue the bastards. 
...The first step in inspecting an NFA dealer is to obtain a print out of his NFRTR registry, then compare that to his inventory.

OIG asked how often there was a discrepancy between the inventory and what the NFRTR said the inventory should be: 46% of inspectors said either "always" or "most of the time." (Only 5% reported "never"). How often was the discrepancy found in the NFRTR? 44% said always or most of the time, only 6% said "never." The comments by inspectors were pretty eye-opening:

"When I conduct an NFA inventory reconciliation, I start knowing that the NRA register will be incomplete or inaccurate."

"The discrepancies in the NFRTR makes it impossible to verify the onsite inventory."
And on, and on.  Bastards have put people in prison over this, and ought to be fired for it.

Never put anything between you and explosives which a surgeon might be required to remove from your body.

Midway has a sale on factory-second Berry's bullets.

Well, they couldn't have people finding out what Iran did with all those pallets of cash,

now could they?
The Obama administration "systematically disbanded" law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks.
Much like Fast & Furious, wonder how many bodies are piled up because of this?

This really tells you all you need to know about what a pit D.C. is:
It all started when Nunes said he had received unsolicited information of wrongdoing from one or more whistleblowers. Unfortunately for Nunes, he approached complaints of improper surveillance in a Central Valley sort of way (but a most un-Washington manner).
Instead of the usual pattern of leaking the whistleblower's information to friendly media (and, of course, denying that he was the source of the leaks), Nunes went ballistic -- and, heaven forbid, public.
The result? Suddenly, Nunes himself became the object of Washington vituperation for not immediately informing House Democrats about the potentially inappropriate monitoring.
Nunes was targeted by progressive activists and investigated by the House Ethics Committee -- which has thus far not released any findings of improper behavior -- apparently because he went public and is now viewed as a partisan of Trump.
"You're not doing this the Right Way!  You're causing us problems!"  Etc.

The line I've read is "Europeans have never forgiven the Jews for the Holocaust."
The French-German broadcaster ARTE has reportedly shelved a documentary on antisemitism because it doesn’t bash Israel enough. ARTE and WDR, the publicly-funded TV networks that commissioned the 90-minute documentary, have decided to confine the film to the archives, calling it “unbalanced”. “You can’t make a film on antisemitism without saying every three minutes that the Palestinians are the victims of Israelis,” the co-producer of the documentary, Joachim Schröder, told The Jerusalem Post. 

The documentary makers reject the objections publicised by the broadcasters as eyewash. “It’s not about balance,” Schröder was quoted saying in the German newspaper Bild, “How can a film on Antisemitism be ‘balanced’? ARD with offices in Strasbourg is obviously fearful of calling out the Jew-hatred in France and Germany.” Both ARTE and WDR are financed by German taxpayers.

From the Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey:
A police union official said the video 'clearly shows' officers acting in the victim's interests. 

'Taking swift action isn't always elegant, but this video clearly shows that the officers acted quickly to extinguish the flames, and pull this man out of harm's way,' said Carmine Disbrow, president of the Jersey City Police Officer's Benevolent Association.
Yeah, nothing says "We care" like kicking and stomping someone.

"Yes, yes, you need this for pain, but

some people abuse it, so NOBODY should have it."

Which means people who actually need it will suffer, but the nannies will feel very virtuous about themselves, and that's what really counts.

Makes you wonder if the control freaks demanding this have ever been in actual physical pain of high degree.

That I am forced to make sure screws and such are tight

instead of someone making sure I don't have to worry about such triggers me.  Shouldn't oughta be allowed.

That is all.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Recall on Ruger Mk IV pistols

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the "safe" and "fire" positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the "fire" position, the pistol may fire at that time.
Some are not subject to the recall; how to tell if yours is and all the other information here.

I have no idea what he keeps saying,

but he keeps telling me about it

Unsettled science

That cave is now called Jebel Irhoud, and bones of its former occupants have been recently unearthed by an international team of scientists. They mark the earliest fossilized remains of Homo sapiens ever found. Until now, that honor belonged to two Ethiopian fossils that are 160,000 and 195,000 years old respectively. But the Jebel Irhoud bones, and the stone tools that were uncovered with them, are far older—around 315,000 years old, with a possible range of 280,000 to 350,000 years.

Nothing we didn't already know: Holder, Obama and ATF lied their asses off

and obstructed justice.
The [Justice] Department’s belated admission that those 64,000 pages were not privileged, puts the gold seal of authenticity on the House's bipartisan vote to hold the attorney general in contempt,” testified Senator Chuck Grassley at a hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

According to the committee’s report, the evidence of the federal government’s knowledge of the botched program was damning. “Emails contained in the House Oversight Committee’s report shows top officials knew the ATF sent guns to Mexico even before Terry’s death,” LaJeunesse explain. There was even correspondence between high-ranking officials blowing off the danger they put people in. As was mentioned in the report:

So the choices are 'corrupt liars' or 'incompetents';

which is it, NBC?

Apparently the anti-vax clowns are getting desperate

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

For the moment, you'll have to entertain yourselves,

as I've got nothing.  I'll just throw this in to take up space