Saturday, August 04, 2018

Saturday night,

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

Now sue the bastards.

It'll be a punishment that they'll understand, and it'll send a message to a lot of others.
The Eighth Circuit held that the arrest violated the Fourth Amendment, because the police lacked probable cause to believe the speech was threatening—and this was so clear that the police were not entitled to qualified immunity:

'Meteor', right.

A meteor hit the earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force last month, but the US Air Force has made no mention of the event.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed an object of unspecified size travelling at 24.4 kilometres per second struck earth in Greenland, just 43 kilometres north of an early missile warning Thule Air Base on the 25th of July, 2018.

Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, tweeted about the impact, but America’s Air Force has not reported the event.
Yeah, we know why

Friday, August 03, 2018

Friday evening has arrived,

we'll see how this goes

Leftist senator says bullshit:

We have no equivalent to the dark carnival that is a trump rally. This is not a thing on the left. We just argue about healthcare and climate and sometimes relitigate 2016 but we are not actually out of our minds.
Carefully overlooking the riots, arson, assaults, attempted murders, etc.  And it looks like one of the police departments that stood aside and let them do it may just pay the price:
Supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump who were met with flying eggs and punches from counter protesters during a June 2016 San Jose campaign rally can sue the city’s police for allegedly failing to protect them, a new court ruling said.
Trump supporters – many sporting red Make America Great Again hats – who were attending a rally at the McEnery Convention Center were met with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters as they were shepherded out of the building via a single exit.
The suit’s 20 plaintiffs claim in a lawsuit that police knowingly ordered them to leave through an exit where protesters were waiting, despite the existence of a safer route and other exits, the San Francisco Chronicle reported last week.
 This ought to scare hell out of every LE agency out there that stood down while the leftists rioted.  I hope it does.  And the politicians involved as well; if they know they can lose their ass for giving 'stand down' orders, they might not keep playing politics with peoples' lives.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Meanwhile, in (fG)Britain,

Police are encouraging shop workers to detain thieves themselves with a 'citizen's arrest', sparking an angry backlash from critics who accuse them of asking civilians to do their job for them.

Several forces have outlined how employees can take the law into their own hands, saying shoplifters can be detained if they are 'reasonably suspected' of committing a crime.

There is a suspicion that a spike in offences is being fuelled by hardcore shoplifters who have little fear of being caught.
Oh yeah, this is going to go over well.  And note that grabbing a thief is 'taking the law into their own hands'.

James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, said: 'Many retailers have to deal with shop theft on a regular basis, and in far too many cases challenging thieves leads to abuse and violence. 

 'The police need to respond to theft rather than putting shop owners and staff at further risk when making citizen's arrests. Any indication that retailers are being left on their own to deal with potentially dangerous criminals is irresponsible.'
Not to mention the probability of the cops winding up charging some shopkeeper or employee with a crime for daring to grab a thief or vandal.

I mean, if you can be threatened for pictures of shoplifters...
A shop manager has put up posters of suspected shoplifters in his window after becoming fed up with a lack of action to the petty crime by the police. 

John Keppie blew up CCTV images and placed home-made posters bearing the word 'thief' in his Bournemouth shop window after he says three girls spat in his face and stole drinks. 

The Sweet Thoughts boss in Dorset said he took action after police failed to investigate, despite being offered the footage. But he claims officers have now warned him he could be fined for the posters.
And you just knew this phrase was going to turn up at some point:
Kevin Strudwick, the crime manager for Bournemouth Business Reducing Crime Partnership, a co-operative of local business, police and council representatives said the 'wanted' posters risked turning the resort into the 'Wild West'.
Ever notice that modern Brit authorities worry more about the 'Wild West' than people living in it did?

When someone finally has to use lethal force to defend themselves

against these clowns, this video will be part of "Why I had to do it."
A new undercover video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas features Antifa “fight instructors” teaching activists how to incapacitate political enemies by violently attacking them.

"If you get a good liver or kidney shot, it's pretty much crippling them," the Antifa instructor said. "They're going to be pretty much doubled over and in a lot of pain."

The instructor also recommended breaking one of the floating ribs to cause maximum pain in a victim. "It's hard to move after that -- to catch a breath," he added helpfully. He told the activists that once the target is incapacitated, they can either run away or "really put a beating on them" if they want to "make it personal."

The instructor said if they don't knock the victim out, they should punch him in the nose or poke him in the eyes.
So they're specifically planning attacks that can kill and cripple people.  After which they'll proclaim to the court "The fascists made us do it!  We're the victims!" and other such bullshit.

This crap is NOT going to end well.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Well, that worked

One of the things I changed on the Sharps was mounting a Lyman 17A sight in front, which would allow me to use different inserts and would keep the sun off them(I'd had problems with reflection from the original front sight at times).

One of the side effects was that the original-style rear sight on the barrel now shot WAY low, the Lyman sight being much taller than the original.  There's no way to adjust elevation on it except to lift it up and use the ladder.  So, a bit of modification was in order.

This involved finding a suitable-thickness piece of steel, and cutting a piece that duplicated the buckhorn of the original, but much taller, soldering it on, then bluing it. 
Rear view

Front view
(I've mentioned before, Oleg I'm not)
That line shows the original height.  Test fired it today, and that definitely raised the POI.  It'll probably have to be filed down a bit to put it on with the loads I'll use, which is also why the notch is so shallow.

So that's one thing partly accomplished.

In today's segment of "History: It Be Messy"

And complicated.  And largely unknown.
Dr. Per Ahlberg and a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have identified fossilized humanoid footprints in a small area near Trachilos, Crete. Fossil footprints in a track laid down almost 6 million years ago suggest a humanoid or previously unknown primate presence on the Aegean island. The scientists say the animal or ancient human responsible for the prints was probably claw-less and bipedal, walked on the soles of its feet, and had other hominin-like characteristics.

More "Can't stop the signal, Mal"

Bolt-together AR lower, no 3D printer needed

Monday, July 30, 2018


Had a chance to shoot this the other day

S&W Model 625: N-frame six-shot .45acp revolver.  Uses moon clips to hold the ammo.  This version comes out of the performance shop, and it shows; very smooth action, everything working just as it should, everything beautifully fitted and finished.

First thing: that grip may suit Mr. Miculek, but it did not work well with my hand.  Happily, the owner had the set of Pachmayr grips he uses and we changed to them; BIG difference for me.

Accuracy and handling?  Very nice; the front sight has a brass bead implanted, and it works very well for the purpose of putting shots where you want them.  The trigger, as mentioned, was quite nice.  Reminded me of why I like revolvers.*  Reloading with clips is fast: open the cylinder, eject the empty, drop in a full one, close.

So: it's a big, serious pistol firing a serious cartridge, with beautiful fit and finish and a smooth, fast action.

Downsides?  It's big, for concealed carry too much so for some.
Moon clips can be a pain to unload/reload; if you don't have a tool for it(there are several), much more so.
Good side of moon clips: see 'fast' above.

It's a good one.  And it's Earl Harbinger approved.

*I was an adult before I fired any semi-auto handguns.  Not because of dislike, because of opportunity.  I still point-shoot better with a revolver than a semi.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

This must've had a bunch of State Department weenies wetting their pants

When President Donald Trump learned of American college student and North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier's dire medical condition, he immediately sent a plane to land in Pyongyang and bring home the 22-year-old without asking North Korea's permission first, says a report from GQ.
I think the term is 'brinksmanship'.  Or just plain "Do something.  I dare you, you little roach, and I'll squash you."

About damned time for this:
The Justice Department has instructed US attorneys['] offices not to use the term "undocumented" immigrants and instead refer to someone illegally in the US as "an illegal alien," according to a copy of an agency-wide email obtained by CNN.

Another civil rights victory.  Watts, Bloomberg &AssholesCo. are wetting their pants in outrage.

He's being tried, that's good; my question is, why isn't the rest of the team- who lied for him, and helped destroy evidence- being tried as well?