Saturday, September 02, 2017

And it's the second night for weekly data dumps

Followup on that idiot with a badge in Utah

Hours after Salt Lake City’s mayor and police chief apologized for an officer handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused to take blood from an unconscious patient, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced Friday he wanted a criminal investigation into the episode.

“On the face of the evidence, there is concern that is raised about this officer’s conduct,” Gill said in a Friday interview. “But the whole point of an investigation is to gather the information about this situation.”

Gill said he discussed the situation with Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Chief Mike Brown on Friday morning, and they agreed it would be appropriate to conduct an investigation in the name of ”transparency and institutional accountability.”
No shit?   Let's hope it's not just that officer, but also the supervisor who told him to do this, even after it was pointed out that it was illegal.

People who should not be allowed to wear a badge

Utah edition.

This is such bullshit...  More here.  This alone ought to get that asshat- at LEAST- sent to "Stop being a dick" training:
Porter said what is just as disturbing are comments caught on Payne's body camera video while he was talking to another officer. Payne can be heard talking about his other job as an ambulance driver, and how Wubbels' arrest might affect that.

"I’ll bring 'em all the transients and take the good patients elsewhere," he is heard saying about the hospital.

"Even if he’s joking, this is not funny," Porter said. "I mean, there are so many things wrong with that statement I can’t even begin.”

Don't leave out the University PD officer, who stood there like a good little drone. 

Same idiots will wonder "Why don't people appreciate us?"

Friday, September 01, 2017

Friday, and the weather's back to more of average

(not that I'm complaining about the cooler the last few days), nice evening.  But it's late, and you know what booze costs at a bar?  So,

The integrity of James Comey; I wonder how much he cost?

Former FBI Director James Comey started to draft a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in the bureau's investigation into her use of a private email server before the FBI interviewed her or her key witnesses, the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday.
Throw in the way a lot of key witnesses were interviewed, and the other crap...  Yet we're supposed to trust these people(and I include every jackass involved in this, and the ones who knew it was wrong/illegal/unethical but just shook their head and went on like good little Special Agents).

Speaking of 'Trust them?  Why?' situation,
The United State Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to force a Christian pastor in Virginia to disclose under oath his views on Islam.
In addition to Harrelson, other Christian third-party private citizens have also been subpoenaed to reveal under oath their views on Islam and to deliver any documents they possess related to Islam to federal attorneys.

The Justice Department case alleges that Culpeper County refused to grant a permit to allow the Islamic Center of Culpeper to pump and haul away sewage. The case was brought under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The mosque purchased land that was unsuitable for a septic system at the time of purchase.

The United States Department of Justice is pursuing the case against Culpeper County and forcing a Christian pastor and other Christians to testify under oath about their views on Islam even though the mosque itself has already settled all claims with the county.
And just who are the asshats behind this?
The case was brought by the Civil Rights Division's Housing and Civil Enforcement Section. The hiring practices of the Civil Rights Division under President Obama has been the feature of PJ Media’s Every Single One series and an inspector general Report of the Department of Justice. (The lawyers featured in the Every Single One Series from that section can be viewed here.) After obtaining resumes of lawyer hires after PJ Media was forced to file a lawsuit against the DOJ, the series revealed that under President Obama, every single one of the lawyers hired was a partisan or ideological leftist. This led the inspector general to recommend that the department end certain hiring criteria that have led to the perception that only lawyers of a certain leftist ideological perspective are hired.

And, just to remember when asshats start the "Republicans didn't want to help Sandy victims!" bullshit,
That the Sandy relief bill was a pork-laden monstrosity is a difficult-to-reject proposition, containing as it did some $150 million for Alaska fisheries; $41 million for military bases; $5.2 million for the DOJ; $4 million for Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.5 million for Homeland Security; and, $2 million for Smithsonian Institution in D.C. Those expenditures, among others, were supposedly connected to Sandy emergency relief because they involved effects from natural disasters. But by 2014, some 74 percent of the money in the Disaster Relief Act of 2013 remained unspent and 64 percent was still unspent by 2015, which alone weakens the argument that the bill needed $50 billion as an emergency relief matter. None of that stopped the Amazon Post’s Glenn Kessler, the Democrat propagandist masquerading as the paper’s “fact checker,” from assigning “three Pinocchios” to Cruz’ argument that the Sandy bill was wasteful.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

History: it keeps changing

At least one part of the Americas was already occupied by humans before that time, however, says new research on the skeleton of a male youth found in Chan Hol cave near TulĂșm, Mexico. Dubbed the Young Man of Chan Hol, the remains date to 13,000 years ago, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. 

How he arrived at the location remains a great mystery given the timing and the fact that Mexico is well over 4,000 miles away from the Bering land crossing.
I tend to think that the settlement of the Americas happened both longer ago and from more places than a lot of people want to admit.

A test of bullets from Reloading Valley

Specifically the .338 bullets.
Actually two tests: Browning is making ammo, including .308 with a nice nickel-plated case.  Found some long enough to form to .338 Federal, and you've got to try them out.

Two test loads here.  The one I'd settled on was either Lake City, Federal, or Winchester cases, CCI or Winchester Large Rifle primers, 44.0 grains Varget, and the 200-grain Hornady FTX bullet.  Manual shows this load as working with the 210-grain bullet as well, so loaded five 210-grain Nosler Partitions from RV in Federal cases, and five in Browning cases using that same 44.0 charge.

Results at 100 yards:
With Federal cases

With Browning cases
Only four holes because I put the first in the wrong !(#&^^ target.  I'm thinking that one high was my fault.

As comparison, three of the standard load with the FTX bullet
The FTX load has a little bit higher POI; accuracy-wise, there's not a thing wrong with those pulldown bullets.