Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday evening: hot, tired, and

you study the data; I'm beat


































"All that stuff is just some corrupt brass! Respect the FBI!"

No.

Don't forget the Whitey Bulger crap, either.  Or the FBI labs scandals, and all the other stuff that's come out.

But we're supposed to respect and trust them.  Sure.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

This has nothing to do with helping kids; it's all about attacking men

One more insane, bigoted 'feminist' heard from.
A feminist professor at California State University-Fresno recently published an article lamenting that federal programs to promote "responsible fatherhood" among vulnerable men in fact perpetuate "patriarchy," "gender norms," and "hegemonic masculinity."
Translation from feminist bullshit: "This actually wants men to be FATHERS, not just male units who shut up and do what women say!"
Because who cares if kids do better with a father and mother?  The real priority is trashing men.

She laments: these programs "reinforce patriarchal ideology" by encouraging "hybrid masculinity," which encourages low-income fathers to be "emotionally engaged," and perpetuates the myth that mothers "cannot compensate" for the lack of a father.

These programs aim to "reshape men’s gender identities in line with a type of hegemonic masculinity focused on well-paid work and family breadwinning," she laments, claiming that they "legitimate patriarchal power."
I officially can't handle any more of this bullshit tonight.




Short version: "Suck it, you hoplophobic control freaks."

The DOJ said that the argument employed by the state AGs in their request addresses concerns beyond what the State Department has the power to regulate.
"Plaintiffs misunderstand the fundamental limit on the State Department's authority," DOJ said in the brief. "According to Plaintiffs, the Government's export-related determinations—specifically with respect to the export of technical data developed by Defense Distributed—have jeopardized their ability to protect the safety and health of their residents."

DOJ said the AGs are concerned with potential crimes committed by those in the United States if the files published by Wilson were to be downloaded by criminals in their states. However, DOJ said, the State Department's power to regulate the export of firearms does not allow it to ban the publication of information in the United States out of fear that domestic criminals may misuse it.
'Gun-phobic mayors told to piss off; Watts, Bloomberg & Feinstein hardest hit'

Trust the BATFEIEIO...

Right.
But they need to do a rule change because "BUMP STOCK!"


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

And now for an actual firearms post:

More messing around with the .310 Cadet

With most of these rifles, when a cartridge has been fired, a lot of people do not resize the case; they just deprime/prime, throw in a charge, and then slip the heel of the bullet into the case and shoot it that way. Which does work, but has two problems: One is that you have to put the cartridges in a box bullet up, and there better not be enough space for a jar to let a bullet come out; it will. Or if you try to pick it up by the bullet, it’ll come out.* This is not optimal.

Second is that some propellants will burn more cleanly and evenly if the bullet is crimped in so there’s a bit of resistance before it starts moving.

What I’d tried up to now was resizing the first 1/3 of the case so it’d hold onto the bullet heel better. That means having to size, then bell the case mouth so the bullet can be seated.

So some reading was done, and what some people have done is take a .32-20 Lee Factory Crimp die and modify it to work with the Cadet. The mod is to take the die apart(use a punch and hammer to tap the crimp piece out of the body), and then cut .250” off the body, and .230” off the bottom of the crimper.

If you’re not familiar with these dies, the inner piece is a collet, and the inside of the body is shaped so that it’s loose, but when the shell holder pushes up on the crimper, it forces it up, and a shoulder inside the die body causes the collet leaves to close in, crimping the case mouth. So this mod should allow the die to crimp the case mouth into the bullet heel(remember, this is a heeled bullet; a standard crimp die won’t work with this).

Lee die was obtained, and shortened according to the instructions, and I loaded five using it to crimp. Also, I took five loaded rounds loaded with sized cases and used this to crimp them. So next time I get a chance, I’ll see if I can see a difference. Long as it doesn’t worsen accuracy, it does the job of holding the bullet in place, so worth it for that.

Silencing the Opposition Is Like Tamping Down a Powder Keg

A lot of the people who really need to read this, won't; some of those that do will pooh-pooh it because "That could never be turned back on us!" or some equally stupid bit of reasoning.  A taste:
I do care about the fact that tech giants in more or less monopolistic positions got together to ban him form online presence at the same time.

It is a classical Left thing. The things they get the press and the tech tycoons to do under the name of proving they're "good people" and on the "right side of history," you couldn't pay thinking traitors to do.


These people aren't thinking or examining the consequences of their actions:
  • The journalists: Because they were exquisitely indoctrinated and live in an echo chamber. (And ain't too bright, as we have proof of daily. See this. Dear Lord, do journalism schools keep their graduates from ever meeting real humans?)
  • The tycoons: Because they're only really good at tech and using tech in commerce and marketing. They're fairly hopeless dweebs otherwise. They're partly scared of being the target of a lefty lynch mob (why, yes, they always were good at those, both real and metaphorical) and partly want to signal that they're on the side that will "win the future" — as their professors, their mommies, and their more socially clued-in (but often far dumber) wives told them would happen.
This is why the takeover of tech companies by the Left happened without anyone noticing. So they banned Alex Jones.


Along the same lines, a piece from(of all places) Rolling Stone.

Couple of days ago on Bookface a friend had a thread in which some Right-Thinking People were opining about how national socialists are horrible, and they shouldn't be allowed to march in public with their flag and such 'because that's not speech, it's incitement, and that's illegal!'  Pointing out that that line of reasoning couldwould come around to bite them in the ass didn't matter: "After we get rid of the national socialists* then we can consider other incitements that need to be banned."  With either a scary willingness to control any speech they don't approve of, or a really stupid belief that it won't sink fangs into them, oh no!

Throw in some media, who couldn't exist without actual free speech, now saying they'd be quite ok with some suitable bureaucrat(chosen by them or some other Right-Thinking Person) censoring what would be allowed in public discourse, and this is some scary shit.  It really is.


*No, they always say 'nazis', and often get upset when you call them by their proper name

We May Be Screwed, Exhibit A:

In a hearing Monday, a New Mexico judge found that suspects in a bizarre child abuse case were not a danger to the public, and released them on bond.

Their lawyer argued that there was a double standard in the case because his clients were Muslims. He argued that if they had been Christian and white, “we might not be here today.”
This is such horseshit, it's amazing.  Both the idiot judge, and the shitstain lawyer.


Exhibit B:
A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation into who fired two errant shots at a key figure in a group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016.

W. Joseph Astarita, 41, displayed a slight smile when the jury returned its verdict after less than a day of deliberations. He left the courthouse without comment.
God knows what the jury instructions were to produce this.  So a FBI agent, one of the elite HRT, lies under oath, false statements, destroying evidence, etc., walks.  And will still be in the EffingBI until he retires.

And the other HRT members who lied to back him up, and helped destroy evidence?  They're clear, too.

Anybody who trusts a federal LE agency about ANYTHING anymore, is a fool.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Remember the lesson: the left will NEVER be satisfied

Apparently among the grievances is that Ruby Rose, though identifying as a lesbian since age 12 (which is another matter I won't bother with), also says she's "gender-fluid," which means she's not a perfectly lesbian lesbian therefore cannot play a lesbian.

Also, "straight girls" like her, and she's "well-known," so she can't play a lesbian.

Also she's "hot," so that takes this particular lesbian out of contention to play a lesbian.
Etc., etc., etc.

Few years back some enviroweenie actor was insisting that African villages

should not get/use any electrical power except what they could get from solar panels on each domicile, or maybe a small windmill for the village, because it would 'ruin the village ambiance' he so loved.

Of course, he doesn't cook his meals over dried animal crap.  Which is strange, as that's part of that smelly ambiance he loves so much.

Bjorn Lomborg has something to say about that.  It's good.
There is a strong, direct connection between power and poverty: the more of the former, the less of the latter. A study in Bangladesh showed that grid electrification has significant positive effects on household income, expenditure, and education. Electrified households experienced a jump of up to 21% in income and a 1.5% reduction in poverty each year.
...
Perhaps not surprisingly, the first rigorous test published on the impact of solar panels on the lives of poor people found that while they got a little more electricity, there was no measurable impact on their lives: they did not increase savings or spending, they did not work more or start more businesses, and their children did not study more.

Little wonder: 170kWh is not what most of us would consider real access to electricity. Off-grid energy at this level will never power a factory or a farm, so it cannot reduce poverty or create jobs. And it will not help fight the world’s biggest environmental killer: indoor air pollution, which is mostly caused by open fires fueled by wood, cardboard, and dung, and claims 3.8 million lives annually. This is not a concern in rich countries, where stoves and heaters are hooked up to the grid; but because solar is too weak to power stoves and ovens, recipients of off-grid solar panels will continue suffering.
Which brings up the question: why do enviroweenies hate the poor and people of color so much?


Monday, August 13, 2018

This is clearly unpossible in Britain, they have all the right gun laws!

Victims injured in a shooting in Manchester were hit by pellets fired from a shotgun in what is being treated as attempted murder, police have said. 

Children as young as 12 were injured in the incident at around 2.30am on Sunday morning, as a crowd of several hundred people enjoyed a street party following the Caribbean Carnival in Moss Side. 

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the shooting as attempted murder but have not yet identified a motive for the “reckless” act.
And we have this marvelous statement from the head cop:
Ch Supt Choudhry said that “thankfully” none were life-threatening, adding: “It would be obvious to any particular person that discharging a firearm in a large crowd like this is completely reckless.”
No shit?






I'd thought that maybe I'd be able to hit the outdoor range

and do a little tuning on that rear sight.  Forecast pretty much kills that for this week; the only days I'd be able to try, rain.  Ah well, I can get some more stuff loaded for the day.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Someone posted a XKCD cartoon that basically said

'Flying a National Socialist flag is actually incitement, so not protected speech.'  Which sounds nice.

I wonder if the leftists pushing this will like it when it's applied to protesters carrying Soviet or PRC flags?  After all, they promoted the mass-murder of whole classes of people.

Or is that another "It's different when WE do it!" thing?

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday night is here again

And I'm hoping that yesterday's '20% chance of isolated storms' doesn't turn into more of yesterday("Well, they didn't cover the whole state, so they WERE isolated!")

In the meantime,





































Well, that's annoying

Discovered that in Windows 10 there are a BUNCH of apps that run in the background, including Edge, without you actively turning them on.  And a bunch of them will 'share' your data without asking or you knowing.

This, by the way, is on top of the 'Here's how to keep Microsoft from spying on you' stuff that was already turned off.

Bill Gates & Co. need a boot up the ass.

"Why isn't the media giving real coverage to this?"

Three guesses.  You don't need two of them.
Even for our "We'll decide what you need to know" media, this is disgusting.

Remember that bridge collapse in Miami?

Large cracks appeared in the Florida International University pedestrian bridge just days before it collapsed, killing six. 

An update from the National Transport Safety Board says their investigation has revealed significant breaks in the concrete emerged after the bridge was moved to its place above the roadway on March 10.
You've got a bunch of engineers saying "This is really bad", and some others saying "Those cracks don't necessarily mean real trouble."  I don't have the background to argue either way; I will say that cracks appearing in a main support piece are not exactly confidence-inspiring.

Ah, 'higher' education...

Political groups listed in the survey included Communist, Libertarian, Green Party, Republican, NRA, ACLU, and Democrat. To confuse professors about the true aim of the survey, Yancey also included groups such as vegetarians and single parents.


NRA members fared even worse than Republicans. Only 28.7 percent of professors indicated that Republican Party membership would damage a candidate's chance of being hired, according to Yancey’s research.
But the reason there aren't more conservatives/libertarians in higher ed is because they don't want to be there/aren't smart enough/don't care about education/etc.  Really, the leftists tell us so!

Ah, the left, aren't they entertaining?

Isn't that wonderful? If you refuse a debate with Ocasio-Cortez, you're just afraid of her. If you ask for a debate with Ocasio-Cortez, you're basically "catcalling" her. She's both a champion and a victim, simultaneously. Shapiro is harassing her by doing the very thing she says Republicans are too scared to do. She's so confident in her platform that any challenge to it is sexist.

Ain't doublethink great? Don't you just love identity politics?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday evening, with a threat of storms,

and a certainty of new data




































I have no idea where this came from,

but there it is.  It's from a bulb, I didn't plant one, and it wasn't there before. 

Maybe a squirrel stole one, buried it there, and forgot it?

In other news, it appears bees really like datura





This time of year it's either dry and hot,

or hot and wet.  Last couple of weeks it's been mixed.  Which means days with highs in the mid-80's to low 90's, which isn't bad, but with enough humidity to make it feel like you're in a swamp.

Yuck.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Tab clearing

No, it's PAST time to treat communists just like nazis.


No, it's not illegal to tell a cop you'll sue him for his actions.  And that it took an appeals court to figure this out is idiotic.


Not just a few tweets, and not 'responding to the alt-right'; she's just an asshole the left desperately wants to support.


But I'm told that calling a lot of college crap 'left-wing' just means I hate education.


Makes you wonder just what Feinstein let this guy have access to.


Not just antifa, sounds like a LOT of the leftists.


So in Berkeley, if you're a leftist, you can attempt murder and get away with it

So says this deal.

And make no mistake, it was attempted murder; you do not hit people in the head with things like that unless you're trying to kill them.

So, if you live in Berkeley: the cops won't do their jobs, the politicians will make excuses for the violent leftists, and if you're crippled or killed by them the judge will give them a really sweet plea deal to brag about.

A: One of the consequences: a lot of people have decided "Screw this, I'm not going to be beaten to crippling or death while hoping the cops will show up or the system jail the bad guy."  Which, sooner or later, will result in antifa bodies.

B: I hope the victims of this asshole sue him for everything he has or ever will have.

C: I hope people go after the university for employing him.  This is the kind of crap they do to other people for having incorrect political views, so do it to them.

Close-ups of an asteroid

A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 Ryugu, it spotted boulders, dust and surface features only a few meters or feet across. It's by far the best view of Ryugu since the spacecraft arrived there about six weeks ago.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Oleg Volk found a nice blog:

Bow vs. Musket.  I just started reading it, some interesting stuff here.

Kasich really is a shitbird

Ohio Gov. John Kasich refused to sign a bill waiving fees for active duty military and veterans who apply for a concealed handgun license in protest over a gun control impasse.

The Republican allowed SB 81 to become law without his signature on Friday, arguing that lawmakers missed the chance to enact gun control measures this session in the wake of a high-profile school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
"You won't let me ban things and violate people's rights!  I won't sign your bill!"

"Bet he's an NRA member!" lots of leftists tweeted;

not hardly.
The son of a prominent Brooklyn-based imam was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit schools shootings, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was training 11 children at a compound north of Taos, New Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Authorities raided the compound Friday and arrested Wahhaj, two of his siblings and two other men during a search for Wahhaj’s son, who had been abducted from Georgia late in 2017.
Well, that's disgusting.

Also disgusting: AP spent a LOT of time not mentioning the information about the imam & Co. being involved.  And this too:
Siraj Wahhaj Sr was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 93 World Trade Center bombings. He is also Linda Sarsour's mentor.

Whoa. Had no idea that one of the men arrested in the New Mexico compound is the son of well-known NYC imam Siraj Wahhaj.
Also, appears that leftist darling Linda Sarsour is connected to the asshats running the compound.  Wonder how they'll try to spin that?


Wonder how many losses like this it'll take for universities to get the idea

that railroading students isn't a good idea?  No matter how woke it makes you feel.




"Trust our forecast!"

Right.

Last night, 'rainfall amounts 1/2 to 1", maybe higher amounts in thunderstorms'.

This morning, the gauge shows 4.5".

Damn.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Wow; Sarah Jeong isn't just a racist,

she's a nasty shit in other ways.

And Vice is full of shits.  No wonder Jeong fits in so well at the NYeffingTimes.

Well, crap

While back, going through an antique shop with my folks, looked over an original Sharps, 1874 model.  Looked pretty good, but the bore was sewer pipe.

Mentioned this to some people, and was informed that there are a couple of people around who can reline a barrel like that; that way you preserve the original and it's made shootable.  I'd known about relining barrels, did not know you could do it on something like a .45-70.

Go back to look again, and it's gone.

Dammit.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

The kind of thing that comes out when a socialist speaks what he really thinks...

During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:
“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Nice when they finally tell the truth, isn't it?

Of course, when the storm hit, the chickenshit little bastard tried to pretend he didn't mean it:
“A few weeks ago I made a string of words in a rhetorical fashion about regulation and they were not taken as rhetorical and that’s my fault so I want to apologize.”
'Rhetorical' my ass; he let the truth out and doesn't have the balls to stand by it.

Never forget: it's ALL about control.

Meanwhile, in the land run by cowards and fools

where Great Britain used to be,
Services are ill-prepared to deal with these crimes and frightened of causing cultural offence, the HJS report shows.  Survivors said they felt “let down by professionals in social services and schools” because they failed to identify the risks or intervene in cases of forced marriage.

Some of those who escaped forced marriage and spoke out to police and social workers were encouraged to return to the families that endangered them, despite explaining their grave fears.

Several also reported receiving no emotional or practical support from the professionals they went to for help – and that professionals put them at further risk by failing to take immediate action.
Yeah, kind of like all those girls being abused by 'Asian' rape(excuse me, 'grooming') gangs, isn't it?

By the way:
The big fear that people have is that they don’t want to be seen to be racist. We need to stop treading on eggshells and deal with this as a safeguarding issue. If you had a white girl disappearing for three weeks then safeguarding would be alerted; alarm bells would be going off.”
Unless they're being abused by one of the aforementioned gangs, in which case they or parents trying to sound alarm bells wind up being further abused by the authorities.

Yeah, let's be like the leftists and wish we were still run by Parliament, right?

The only reason some people are alive is because some animals

have a lot of patience.  Or just decide the idiot isn't worth the effort.

Sometimes you really wish they'd make the effort, just to clean out the gene pool a touch.

"You can trust the FBI; We say so!"

And you're as full of crap as the Bureau.

It's already known that the FBI sat on the Weiner laptop, which the agency knew contained Clinton emails as early as September 28, 2016, yet former FBI Director James Comey wasn't briefed on the newfound emails until October 27, 2016. The FBI famously analyzed 350,000 emails and 344,000 blackberry communications in just a few days (Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2016).

However as the Conservative Treehouse and others have noted, Strzok waited until November 9 - one day after Hillary Clinton's loss, to submit the laptop's hard drive to the forensics team.
At this point, trusting ANYTHING that comes out of the EffingBI would be nuts.  They've lied, and lied, and covered-up, defied lawful orders... if someone did this to them, they'd be having fits and trying to put the offenders in prison; "But it's different when WE do it."

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Saturday night,

and things are a bit rushed, so here's what came in