Monday, December 31, 2018

Probably because "We can't be one of the cool agencies if we don't

 have a SWAT team!"
...But another question raised by the GAO analysis is not answered. Some of those agencies, such as ICE, FBI, US Marshal Service, Secret Service, etc. need to be well armed on the roles of protecting the public. Other agencies such as the IRS and the NIH seem to be over-weaponized, a frightening concept for a government that is supposed to serve the people, not vice versa.
The NIH is National Institutes of Health, that one makes you wonder if they’ve gone from healing and health to something else. And the inventory information of the NIH was deemed too sensitive to include in a chart (see page 34). Think about that for a moment…Too Sensitive? Does the NIH have covert operations? Do they stop the spread of the flu with a gun? “Stop sneezing, or we’ll blow your brains out?” Give me a break.

And don't forget the friggin' Dept. of Education using armed agents to kick in doors and such.  At the wrong address.  Because 'investigation'. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

After having spent quite a while kissing Sheriff Israel's ass

(because "He's been against armed teachers/the NRA/Stand Your Ground laws", etc.), this paper finally started some real reporting.  First(they did throw in all the defenses here as well) by saying "The new Governor should get rid of him", and now this.
Two decades after Columbine and five years after Sandy Hook, educators and police still weren’t ready for Parkland.
I haven't finished it, but so far it seems like a bunch of officials need their heads removed.  Including for this:
A campus watchman has a chance to stop gunman Nikolas Cruz before any blood is shed. But he doesn’t do it.
Security monitor Andrew Medina, an unarmed baseball coach, is riding in a golf cart and unlocking gates 20 minutes before dismissal. He sees Cruz walk through one of those unguarded gates with a rifle bag.
He recognizes Cruz as “Crazy Boy,” the former student that he and his colleagues had predicted most likely to shoot up the school. He radios another campus monitor/coach, but he does not pursue Cruz and does not call a Code Red to lock down the school.
Medina shouldn’t have been in that job – school investigators had recommended he be fired for sexually harassing students, but district administrators overruled them.
Wonderful bunch of people running things in Broward County, huh?

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday night, late December, cold outside,

but at least no snow or ice.  Ma Nature made up for that with the heavy rains a couple of days ago. 

New data in, so if you're staying out of the cold...

"But- but the British model! Gun laws, all of them!

This is unpossible!"
Police and border officials are struggling to stop a rising supply of illegal firearms being smuggled into Britain, a senior police chief has warned. 

Chief constable Andy Cooke, the national police lead for serious and organised crime, said law enforcement had seen an increased supply of guns over the past year, and feared that it would continue in 2019.
But honest citizens can't have one for self-defense.  And if you want one for target shooting or hunting, you get an anal exam while they decide if your reasons/storage/mind all meet their 'standards', and then they can yank your license at any time, for no reason.

Simon Brough, head of firearms at the NCA, said: “The majority of guns being used are new, clean firearms ... which indicates a relatively fluid supply.”

He said shotguns were 40% of the total, with an increase in burglaries to try and steal them(.gov response: "We need to ban shotguns, those commoners shouldn't have them, because then they couldn't be stolen!). Handguns are the next biggest category, most often smuggled in from overseas, with ferry ports such as Dover being a popular entry point into the UK for organised crime groups: “We’re doing a lot to fight back against it,” Brough said, adding that compared to other European countries, the availability in the UK was relatively lower.
'relatively lower'.  Yeah, that's the ticket.  That wonderful British Model Obama so loves at work.
Gun crime has been rising and the last set of official figures about recorded firearms offences, showing a 5% fall to 6,362 in the year ending June 2018, is seen as a blip against a trend of rising gun offences. Statistics released earlier in 2018 had shown gun crime up 11% in 2017/18, and in the same period, the Metropolitan police said discharges of lethal barrelled firearms rose by 23%. Compared to 2015/16, there has been a 67% increase in the capital alone.
An island, with very strict firearms laws, with a ruling class having pretty much destroyed the legal gun culture, and this is the result.  Oh yeah, we want that here.

Friday, December 28, 2018

It's back to cold for Friday night,

so stay in and study

A short version of the Dad problem

He fell, and landed on both knees.  Ambulance to the hospital, where one thing they did not do was a MRI.  So almost two weeks later at a rehab facility, with almost zero progress, that was finally ordered, and found the tendons torn loose from the kneecaps.


Several weeks in upper thigh-to-ankles braces to keep the legs from bending.  Then into shorter braces that allow some motion; still needs a walker, but can actually walk. 

Couple of weeks of that, then a roundabout trying to get some word on when the motion would be increased.  FINALLY get something done, braces adjusted, and he's walking much better, and can seat himself and get up from a regular toilet.

Few points here I'd have liked to address some of the problems with a club, but he's doing a lot better, and should be home within a couple of weeks.

No surprise, the Evil Party lives by lying, and emotion over fact

Last Thursday the Washington Post published an impassioned appeal from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) imploring Americans to ban guns. You might think that hearing a senator from Illinois sing the praises of gun control laws to the rest of the country would border on high satire if only it weren’t so tragic a subject.
This kind of accusation makes political persuasion and rational discourse impossible: bypassing every single argument, fact, narrative, and alternative course of action offered by your opponent, you make it clear that the well is poisoned. Their motive is self-interest that weighs their campaign dollars against children’s lives and finds the latter wanting.
It's what they do.  Disagree on something touching on women, you're a misogynist; about anything involving non-whites*, you're a racist.  And on, and on.

*I effing hate the term 'people of colour', as Larry Correia once said it's just a PC way of saying colored people.

Ah, the wonders of Obamacare, comrades!

With those people dying, the State won't have to waste any more money on them!
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and conducted by by researchers associated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical and Harvard Medical School, looked at hospitalizations between 2005 and 2015. It found that "30-day post-discharge mortality"—the number of people who died within a month of leaving the hospital—increased for heart failure patients after the readmissions penalty program was implemented.

Although heart failure mortality was already on the rise, the rate of increase became more rapid after Medicare started penalizing readmissions. In addition, mortality rates amongst pneumonia patients, which had been stable, increased.

Fewer people were being readmitted to hospitals, but more people were dying.

A: The Brit cops were useless(probably most still are),

B: The NHS is involved as well:
During her ordeal she had eight abortions, five of them overseen by the same doctor at an NHS hospital and others in illegal backstreet clinics.

C: Some of the cops were quite useful.  To the rapists and slavers:
The gang still tried to silence her. Sickeningly, she says, at one stage a Muslim officer turned off the tape recorder during an interview with her and told her to drop allegations against one of her attackers 'because of lack of evidence. 

She was so frightened, she did so. 'The police officer came from the same community as the gang and has since been imprisoned for child sex crimes himself,' she says now.

D: They need to stop calling them 'grooming gangs' and call them what they are: slavers.

In a sidebar the cops in this case have the most bullshit 'explanation' of why they didn't act... it boils down to 'We know better now, and you can trust us.  Really, you can!'

'Sickening' is just the beginning of proper description of this.  Makes you wonder just how many of the cops and NHS and social services bastards were involved with the slavers.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Socialism, Comrades!

The young, the old and the disabled cluster around the lone Western Union office — recently established to deal with the Venezuelan influx — in the hopes of receiving a few dollars from home or sending them there. Without passports or work permits, the Venezuelans — many with university degrees or decent jobs in what was once the wealthiest nation in Latin America — are now resorting to whatever it takes to survive.

“Hair, looking for hair,” an older man choruses through the crowd, turning to a group of women clutching their small children. Another man nearby holds a sign reading, “We buy hair.” More and more girls and women are turning to a cut to make ends meet, and feed their families for a few days.
Both men and women are exposed to sex trafficking along the route from Venezuela to Colombia. According to several walkers, some women “chose” prostitution as a means to make money and earn rides along the way. And some heterosexual men “sell themselves on the gay market” for a little money.

Other women are manipulated or forced into giving “pimp types” their documents and identification cards, and are subsequently drawn into prostitution rings. That’s particularly the case in border areas, where many rebel and drug-trafficking groups operate.

"This gun control law doesn't work; let's not mention that"

goes the 'news' media.

But fear not, they'll find some way to explain it all away.
Garen Wintemute, a UC Davis professor of emergency medicine and senior author of the study, said incomplete data and flawed criminal record reporting might explain the results.
Wintemute noted:
In 1990, only 25 percent of criminal records were accessible in the primary federal database used for background checks, and centralized records of mental health prohibitions were almost nonexistent.
As a result, researchers said as many as one in four gun buyers may have purchased a firearm without undergoing a background check.
Which is a flat-out lie: 'some data may not have been available' is NOT the same as 'no background check', and they damned we know it.  But they have to explain this away somehow, because "Our idea doesn't work" is not possible for them to say.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Well, yeah, if you're going to get bit

you'd hope for an interesting outcome

Time for some music

I think the saying is "If the fact won't work, pound the table."

When the video of the assault was played, an attorney for one of Felarca’s co-defendants said he was concerned about “editing and authentification.” 

I’ve posted this video probably half a dozen times before. It clearly shows Felarca throwing punches at this guy. And given that she’s the leader of this mob, it’s not surprising other people follow her lead. The idea that this video isn’t reliable is a fantasy. Felarca’s attorney’s keep claiming she’s being targeted for her views but she’s being targeted because she was dumb enough to get caught being violent on video.
People have been telling cops for years that "Anything you do is likely to be on video; someone's phone, security cameras, your own car or body cam."  The leftists better get used to the idea that that goes for them, too.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

It is a win

In a small win for gun owners, a New York court has ruled that owning an out of state gun permit is not enough “cause” for a New York cop to search a vehicle.
Which is as it should be.  However, this part really pisses me off:
During my traffic stop, I videoed the interactions with the officer. When the officer searched the vehicle, he deleted the video. (We were, however, able to recover fragments with the help of Northeastern Cyber Data Recovery). Upon the DA’s office finding out we had recovered the video they ceased to deny that the officer had a  DashCam video and it suddenly became available.
The cop illegally deleted the video, and the prosecutor lied under oath.  Chances of them being punished for these crimes: just about zero.

What SHOULD happen:
Cop loses badge.
Prosecutor loses law license and job.
Because until both clowns and their type start getting real punishment, they'll just keep doing these things.

Monday, December 24, 2018

'Tis the season, and

Merry Christmas

History: it wants to make you tell the triggered and perpetually offended to shut the hell up

Christmas Eve 1944: Battle of the Bulge

Case of "I'm agreeing with Democrats, but for the wrong reason

from their view:
Letting legislators bring guns onto the U.S. Capitol grounds or into their offices hasn’t been a problem for 242 years. But Democrats are now promising to end that practice when they retake control of the House of Representatives next month.
The Democrats want to end it because they don't want anyone except .gov minions with badges to have guns.  I want it to end because "If you asshats don't want to let the commoners carry in DC, YOU CAN'T EITHER."

I would add "And, since they insist "We have police, you don't need a gun", I'll add in "No politician should be allowed to hire private security or get special consideration from the police, Secret Service, or anyone else beyond that which an average citizen gets."

Anti-vaccination types are proof* that stupid walks among us.

Seriously.  This is horrible to read.

*Along with "Let's ban guns and crime will stop!" idiots

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The level of stupid in the PROM is just amazing

A Wallyworld there is ending sale of ammo, and wants to donate their stock to the police department.  Well, first it's the EEEviilllleeee WalMart, and second
"This gift is a transaction between two incredibly powerful institutions," said one speaker named Blair. "Please begin having conversations about why NPD needs bullets in the first place."
Umm, armed robbers?  Other such bad people?
Oh, that's right, I just revealed myself as a nasty hater by thinking there are 'bad' people.

I'll repeat: you could not pay me enough to live in the shithole that is the PROM.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

And Saturday is come,

along with some study material