Saturday, February 10, 2018

Damn, it's cold out there.

No, I don't care what it is in North Dakota, for here it's cold. 

Few better evenings come along to sit back and work on your studies.

This must be a day for stories about stupid

For her "norm" Arnold picked social media use, and for her country she chose Australia.

But when Arnold got her grade back on Feb. 1, she was shocked to see her professor had failed her. Why? Because, according to the teacher, "Australia is a continent; not a country."
Someone tell Tim Blair.

I will gladly re-examine your week 2 milestone project report.

But before I do I want you to understand that any error in a project can invalidate the entire research project.

Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall.

Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly.

As I mentioned above I will look over your week two paper once again and see if you earned more credits than I gave you.
Apparently a PhD in philosophy doesn't require any knowledge of geography.

This level of stupid and ignorance combined is...

well, 'amazing' is understatement.
And she wants to write laws about things of which she is this ignorant.  And stupid.

As Californicated moves further down the drain

“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” Hancock said. “And I don’t mean just service workers, I mean highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. So this is difficult, this makes it very difficult for employers trying to recruit.”

Operators of a San Jose U-Haul business say one of their biggest problems is getting its rental moving vans back because so many are on a one-way ticket out of town.
Ignore the political crap and taxes, and consider this:
She plans to sell her home for about $1 million, buy a much larger place near Nashville for less than half that and retire closer to family and friends.
All by itself, that's a big incentive.  Then you throw in the tax differences, and politics, and you make that BIG incentive to get the hell out.

And I'm sure the progzis will cheer people like her leaving, and then raise taxes on everyone left to make up for the losses, and then wonder why even more people say "Screw this" and leave.

I have a message for our Attorney General:

Go fuck yourself with a splintery old shovel handle.

And those DEA agents who terrify doctors with "You're prescribing too much/too strong painkillers"?  The same.  I hope they all wind up with some horribly painful injury and not be allowed anything but aspirin.

Yeah, I'm kind of pissed about this.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Nice day, but damn! it turned cold out there

February in Oklahoma: cold, little warmer, damn cold, quite warm, cold, etc.  Which is why there's a few extra bits of data tonight; to distract from the yuck.

Leftist respect for other opinions

And yes, the chickenshit deleted it.

So, while you're congratulating yourselves, I have a question:

How many are NOT being turned in?  Both because criminals don't obey the law, and because a lot of honest citizens, seeing where their country is going, have decided "Screw you, I'm not giving these up"?
More than 15,000 weapons were handed in during the last amnesty in 2013, and police are hoping for up to 13,000 to be handed in this time.   

Amnesties were also held in 2007, when 13,000 firearms and 14 tonnes of ammunition were relinquished, and in 1993 when 17,000 firearms and 15 tonnes of ammunition were handed in.  
And yet there are more?  How might that happen?

And, for the winner,
Sweden's government plans to launch an amnesty for hand grenades this October, after a surge in grenade attacks in the country.

While back, got some new bullets to try out,

cast from this Lee hollow-base mold.  405 grains, roundnose, with lube grooves wide and deep enough to hold plenty of lube for black powder.  Reviews on this thing are mixed, it's a nose-pour and lots of people have trouble with the base filling out completely, some say the pin that forms the hollow isn't centered. 

Having tried it, seems like the big thing is temperature: the lead has to be hotter than I usually pour in order for it to fill completely.  Also, I've had no trouble with the bullet dropping out, but:
When you first open the mold, the bullet is sitting on the pin.  That means you have to make sure you smoked the cavity well, because if it sticks on either side it'll cause the base to deform.  Also, that lead is very soft at that temperature, so you have to be careful about dumping it out for the same reason; best seems to be to turn the mold over so it falls onto a padded surface.

Where I see a real problem in design is the base is stepped: it is full diameter until just before the bottom, then there's a step in so the part surrounding the hollow is a bit smaller.  Why, I have no idea; seems like a flat bottom would be both simpler, and would give fewer problems in filling-out.

This time of year, I haven't had a lot of chance to shoot them, a few with a minimum load of A5744, and a few with 68.0 of 2f black.  Both shot with no problems and decent accuracy, so there's potential there.

Digging around for reviews, I found a couple where people took the base pin out and modified it so it was no longer forming a hollow, just a flat base.  Might not be a bad idea if I can figure out how.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Ok, so now there are TWO things vanished,

one of which I handled the other day; I'm getting real tired of this.

If that damned black hole would stay in one place instead of perambulating around...

There's stupid, and there's Californicated-Leftist stupid.

Or liar.  Take your pick.
The decision to rescind DACA is part of a much broader attempt to target immigrants. This Administration has ignited anti-immigrant sentiment, characterizing immigrants as rapists, murderers & people who are going to steal American jobs. That could not be further from the truth.
Remember, this is the prize the left has their eye on for President in a few years.

So now there's an actual criminal referral in the EffingBI/Do'J' mess.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

And the actual racists are

5. STOP the racist and openly stated policy of “color blind” casting in the ICSD.
Because of institutionalized racism this results in white children being cast in roles written as white parts and also white children being cast in roles that were specifically intended for people of color. Make no mistake, the world is not colorblind. Casting cannot be colorblind. Enough is Enough.
Translation: "You must select people according to their color, or you're a racist!"

It's pretty hard to parody these people of the New Red Guard.

You're not helping the situation, guys

When police arrived minutes later, witnesses said, Becker dropped his handgun, raised his hands — and then an officer with a rifle shot him in the hip.

The gunman Becker confronted was initially concealed from police behind a cooler, said Raymond Watts, 28. The Kansas City man said he was in a vehicle with his two children on 23rd Street near the store.

“I was figuring, ‘How the hell do they shoot him?’ He never pointed a gun at the cops,” Watts said. “He complied with everything they said ... and then you heard a pop.”

I'm getting pretty tired of reading crap like this.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Worst. Hitler. Ever.

The Irish Parliament was poised last week to pass a major piece of legislation that would make it crime to engage in trade with Israelis. The bill, which was seen as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, would have imprisoned Irish citizens who purchased souvenirs in Israel for a maximum of five years and subjected them to a fine of more than $310,000.

Upon learning of the effort, senior Trump administration officials in the State Department are said to have scrambled to open up channels to Irish leaders in a bid to scuttle the bill and avoid a standoff with the Irish government over the measure.

Trump administration officials are said to have made clear to Irish leaders that passage of the bill would put them starkly at odds with the United States and subject them to inclusion on a list of countries supporting boycotts of the Jewish state.

Over in New Mexico, the land of roadside anal-cavity searches

and other abuses, someone needs to plant a boot in the asses of Nate Gentry and Daniel Ivey-Soto.
At least two New Mexico lawmakers don't want students to be able to collect a high school diploma unless they have a state-approved post-graduation plan.

To be clear, the students can't simply tell their school counselors what their plans are. The bill—HB23, introduced by Nate Gentry, a Republican, and Daniel Ivey-Soto, a Democrat—gives teens a small menu of approved choices. To get their diplomas, students have to commit to one of the following:
  • Attending college (either four-year or two-year)
  • Participating in a trade or vocational program
  • Getting an internship or apprenticeship
  • Military service
Note the gigantic, important option missing: getting a job. The original draft of the legislation did include that among the choices, but it's been crossed out in the current version.
Asshats apparently think the students lives should be under state control as much as possible.  If this crap passes, everyone who votes 'yes' should be removed from office.

It's about 20 out there,

with a (happily)not-too-strong wind out of the north.  Which sucks.  Yeah, it's Febuary in Oklahoma.

Which means it's also dry so there're fire warnings out(one gets started in dry grass and brush in this weather, and it gets horrible nasty real fast).  If we got the rain we need right now it'd be freezing rain, and that'd be a disaster all its own.

Well, this place still needs some cleaning, so.  And that stuff I've been putting off loading needs doing.  I think this'll be a good day to get some of that done.

Monday, February 05, 2018

You know, the Stupid Party doesn't have to release a memo to 'damage the FBI'

like the Bureau and Democrats keep screaming: the EffingBI is doing that all by itself.
The government response also reveals that Oregon State Police SWAT troopers at the scene, ordinarily required to wear body cameras, didn't that day at the request of the FBI. The FBI did obtain video from FBI surveillance planes flying above the scene.

State police detectives also normally record interviews of officers who might be involved in a shooting, but they didn't that night when questioning the FBI Hostage Rescue Team members, again at the FBI's request. A follow-up interview with the hostage team members also came with unusual conditions, prosecutors note.
Why, whyever would honest cops have such a problem with the incident being recorded?  Especially in such a politically-sensitive matter?

Unless they maybe planned/considered doing things they didn't want there to be a record of, at least in someone else's hands?

Three other members of the FBI hostage rescue team who were at the roadblock on U.S. 395 also said they hadn't taken any shots, according to prosecutors.

As a result, "evidence that would otherwise have been gathered and preserved was not,'' Astarita's weapon wasn't seized, examined or secured and an FBI shooting investigation wasn't initiated, prosecutors wrote.
On Feb. 6, 2016, two state police detectives reinterviewed Astarita, but by then the hostage rescue team agents knew there were unaccounted-for gunshots and missing shell casings. The agents set conditions for the interview: They could only be interviewed as a group, the interview couldn't be recorded and their lawyer could be present on a speakerphone.

The state police detectives found those conditions "particularly an unrecorded group interview - odd and problematic, but reluctantly agreed to them, believing that the alternative would be no interview at all,''  prosecutors wrote.
This is utter bullshit. 

B.M., the leader of Astarita's team, served as the "spokesman'' for the group and did most of the talking. The hostage rescue team agents conveyed individually and through their spokesman that they didn't fire any shots.
Astarita has been charged, which is good; what about the other Very Special Agents?  They lied.  Repeatedly.  Why aren't they being charged for that?

"How dare that guy have a gun and defend

himself/someone else!Etc.  With all the usual "He should've just left/waited for the cops!"  As if they'd be less pissed if a cop had said felons.

This could come to be a real interesting ruling:
Innocent behavior could swiftly be transformed into culpable conduct if an individual unknowingly crosses into a firearm restriction zone. The result could create a chilling effect on the second amendment when an otherwise law-abiding individual may inadvertently violate the 1000-foot firearm-restricted zones by just turning a street corner.

Someone really ought to point out that crap like this is why we've got Trump; and crap like refusing to recognize the victims and their families is just likely to get a few years more Trump.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini described the gruesome attacks as “depraved” and said the perpetrators would have had to have had “no regard for human life.”

So ravaged is Suffolk County by MS-13 that it received half a million dollars in a federal grant last October just to combat the gang violence.

But after Trump’s address, NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd immediately complained that he “didn't lead with a conciliatory tone on immigration.” (Presumably Trump’s guests, Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado, and Robert Mickens, were more upset that the illegals who killed their daughters “didn’t lead with a conciliatory tone” when they took machetes to their bodies.)

The New York Times editorial board said Trump had “injected only poison and confusion” into the immigration debate.
Every idiot out there who equates "We want to control our border to keep bastards like this from getting in" with "RACISM!!" is just pissing off more and more people.  Not sure if they don't understand, or just don't care.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Scenes from the range

First, two ladies: one's been there before, the other had never touched a gun before; the first had convinced her to come and try it before she headed back home.  She was visibly nervous, but listened well to the 'how to' and gave it a try.

After the first few shots she was still a bit scared, but finally fired some more, then they moved on from the .22 to a 9mm.  By the end she didn't have the first-timer smile I always work for, but she wasn't scared anymore either: "That wasn't actually bad." 

Turns out the repeat is originally from Iran; her friend about to head home to Russia.  And seemed a little annoyed she couldn't try this again after she got there.

The other: seven guys from India, none of whom had ever shot before.  They stayed close to three hours, and every one of them had that smile when they left.  Had a chance to talk to one, the now-familiar "I was kind of scared when we got here, but it's fun, I like it!"

The gun bigots want to scare people and make them scared forever: we want to get rid of fear and make them enjoy this; guess which works out better?

"Google: We ARE Evil.

And if you disapprove, you're a (fill in the blank)ist."

More and more, I hope that lawsuit does get class-action status.  And costs Google both ears and the tail.

Well, officer, how's it feel to be treated

like one of the commoners?

And the female who 'felt scared'?  Either a serious drama queen playing games, or a lying clown who wanted to cause a problem.

The manager?  Let's just say 'chose poorly'.

The nasty little shit is back

If you haven't heard of this before,
Clown(this description for reasons you'll see) organizes 'try in a hijab'.
Lady refuses, takes some pictures, leaves.
Clown starts calling for her to be expelled, because 'discrimination'.
Call not well received.

She took down her public posts, but they're back up, still calling for punishment.  Because nothing says 'tolerance and compassion' like wanting to punish someone for not doing what you want them to.