Saturday, September 01, 2018

Ok, ladies, I found a few

to add to The Experiment category for you


evening is here.  And I'm out of somewhat snappy introductions.

More 'Higher' Education

A group of conservative students at Ripon College have been told their 9/11 “Never Forget” posters violate the school’s bias policy, citing the fact that its imagery is exclusively focused on Islamic terrorism.
Can't allow nasty facts to get in the way of feels, now can we?

'Higher' Education

Ken Peterson thought he was in the clear after winning an appeal of his dismissal by Dixie State University.

Then the tenured music professor was ordered to sign a “Last Chance Agreement” if he wanted to return to campus.

The text of that agreement – which requires Peterson to affirm his “unprofessional/uncivil behavior” toward colleagues and “inappropriate behavior” with students, as well as censor himself on an ongoing basis – is drawing condemnation from academic and free-speech groups.
"We don't care what the court said, you have to plead guilty and shut up."

Hope he sues their ass off.

An experiment with the .310 Cadet

Among the things we ran across on a forum was someone using .32-caliber hollow-base wadcutters in this; apparently, at least in some rifles, that base allows the bullet to fit to the bore and give good accuracy.  One guy mentioned it was great to about 75 yards, and worked very well on small game, accuracy fell of rapidly after that distance.

Shouldn't be hard to find some of those, right?

Oh yeah, easy, long as you want at least a thousand.  Smaller amounts?  "Out of stock", "no longer produced", etc.  Finally found a place called Matt's Bullets that sells them in packs of 100(or 500 if you want more).  Some were obtained, and tried out the other day.

This being a new bullet I dropped the standard charge that I use with the 120-grain bullet by 1/2 grain, so these were loaded over 7.0 of 2400, using a CCI small pistol primer.  Cases were 1.130" long.  Five were unsized, five with the first 1/3 sized and the mouth belled just enough to allow the bullet to start.  With the unsized cases, the bullet would slide into the case with thumb pressure, with the sized cases used the seating die.  In the interest of keeping jump to the rifling short I tried chambering some different lengths and found that with the case mouth right at the bottom of the second lube groove it chambered with no difficulty, so started there.

With the unsized cases, used a caliper to seat the bullet to 1.480" overall length, then crimped with the modified Lee die.  With the sized, seated with the die and then crimped just enough to remove the flare from the mouth.

Results at 25 yards, unsized

and sized
I'm pretty sure the vertical stringing in the first was my fault, and I'll put together five more to try again.  The second... can't ask for better than that.  It's possible that sizing the cases gave more consistent hold on the bullet and thus more consistent pressure.

The Feebs have arrested those dirtbags in New Mexico,

so at least they're not walking around anymore.  Firearms and conspiracy charges.

Unless they can point to some "See, we had to do it this way!" for their screwing up the local charges, the prosecutors are- I hope- having their asses roasted at high heat.  And I hope they'll be gone from those offices; unless there was some kind of damned good reason, their missing that deadline was inexcusable(and I'd have to have it proven that there was some good reason, their word's not good enough).

Friday, August 31, 2018


Feels kind of like Monday on this end, but this should help

"Why won't you believe this study, you ammosexual?"

Because, like most of your 'proofs', it's bullshit.
Lankford’s study reported that over the 47 years there were 90 public mass shooters in the United States and 202 in the rest of world. Lankford hasn’t released his list of shootings or even the number of cases by country or year. We and others, both in academia and the media, have asked Lankford for his list, only to be declined. He has also declined to provide lists of the news sources and languages he used to compile his list of cases.
When someone refuses to release their data, it's because they're lying to you and don't want you to prove it.

Lankford cites a 2012 New York Police Department report which he claims is “nearly comprehensive in its coverage of recent decades.” He also says he supplemented the data and followed “the same data collection methodology employed by the NYPD.” But the NYPD report warns that its own researchers “limited [their] Internet searches to English-language sites, creating a strong sampling bias against international incidents,” and thus under-count foreign mass shootings.
That's some methodology to follow, isn't it?  Especially for someone claiming to honestly list crimes in other countries.

Lankford’s data grossly undercount foreign attacks(deliberately, I'd say). We found 1,423 attacks outside the United States. Looking at just a third of the time Lankford studied, we still found 15 times as many shooters.

Even when we use coding choices that are most charitable to Lankford, such as excluding any cases of insurgencies or battles over territory, his estimate of the US share of shooters falls from 31 percent to 1.43 percent. It also accounts for 2.1 percent of murders, and 2.88 percent of their attacks. All these are much less than the United States’ 4.6 percent share of the population.

One more dishonest study, pushed by the media because they don't care if it's accurate: it pushes the Preferred Narrative, and that's all that counts.

And the Oklahoma governor's election just got worse

The Evil Party candidate just showed what kind of Democrat he is; the Feinstein kind.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson said Tuesday that the state requirements for carrying a handgun should also apply to purchasing some semi-automatic rifles, a change that would prevent teenagers from buying so-called assault weapons.
For 'some' read "The definition will change so as to cover everything possible".  Also, he wants to make you spend about $175* to be allowed to buy a EBR.  Or anything else he decides to call an 'assault weapon'.  Or, perhaps he'll be generous and allow you to 'only' have to pay $100 to OSBI for the background check instead of going through the class and fingerprinting. 

He'll probably insist on the fingerprinting; after all, he wants a list of who owns them, and what's better than a list with fingerprints?

Edmondson said his proposal would apply the same definition for assault weapons as was in the national ban that expired in 2004.
Which even its backers have admitted did squat to stop crime and was primarily to get people used to the idea of guns being banned because 'evil name and appearance'.  And which could be gotten around by changing the cosmetics.  Yeah, that's a plan.

I wasn't wild about him on the general basis of 'I don't like political dynasties'(his father was governor once), but this ties it down.  Screw him.

*By the time you cover the class, the fingerprinting, and the background check through OSBI.

"There's no political bias, it's just the algorithm" my ass, Zuckerbitch

A colleague of mine, Sean Malone, shared NPR’s article—which carried the headline ”The School Shootings That Weren't”—with a few thousand Facebook friends and followers on Tuesday.

It was flagged as spam and removed.
I've also heard of people trying to click on a link to that story, it Fecesbook not allowing it.

Social media tech giants have claimed in court the right to censor users for any reason—even “on the basis of religion, or gender, or sexual preference, or physical disability, or mental disability.” During an April court hearing, attorneys for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey assured California Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn the power would be used judiciously.
'Judiciously'.  That's a nice word, isn't it?  Guess who decides what's judicious and what isn't?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

When NPR says your 'LOTS OF SCHOOL SHOOOTINGS!!' report is bullshit,

you really messed up.  GFZ has a good breakdown of this report, including
But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government’s Civil Rights Data Collection.  

We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports.  

In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn’t confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn’t respond to our inquiries.
“When we’re talking about such an important and rare event, [this] amount of data error could be very meaningful,” says Deborah Temkin, a researcher and program director at Child Trends.
No bloody kidding.

What you have is a report that's absolute trash, true 'Garbage In-Garbage Out', which is being trumpeted by the Usual Suspects as proof anyone who opposes them hates kids, etc. 

So you hear/read someone passing that along, pass THIS along to them.  If they're trusting a report they shouldn't, they'll appreciate it; if they're one of the suspects, they'll hate it and it'll ruin their day.

And a short round of applause to an actual reporter at NPR who did their job.

This was yesterday:

Needed some groceries and stamps.  Done.

Needed lunch and some cleaning(not much cleaning, but some).  Done.

Needed to cut down a couple of branches growing too close to lines.  Which turned into "Ok, that's do- crap, I need to get that one too."  Over and over.  Which became several hours of pruning and chopping up, followed by feeding the small stuff into the chipper so there wouldn't be a huge pile of stuff waiting for big trash day.  All in the nice, sunny, 90-something day.

By the time that was done and stuff put away, let's say my ass was dragging.  Still is, a bit.  I'll tell you something: getting old is no problem; being old kind of sucks.  The tradeoff between 'having some knowledge and experience' for 'damn near everything aches or flat-out hurts'...

Today will be a bit less strenuous.  Has to be, or I may die.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

At some point Twatter is going to find itself in serious trouble over this crap,

and they'll have earned every bit of it.

Conservatives/libertarians can get blocked/shadowbanned/kicked off because some leftists whines about them, but crap like this?  'no violation of the Twatter rules'.

This is bullshit, but she did it anyway.
because she's either a liar, or incompetent.

And they whine and scream when someone calls them fake news.

It’s not science I don’t trust – it’s the scientists

PETA went after a seafood place called Jimmy's.  They responded.  I wish there was a Jimmy's here, I'd have lunch there just to support them.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Life called,

you'll have to amuse yourselves this evening

So, in place of anything actually meaningful,

Sunday, August 26, 2018

I'd say that's true

So, an illegal immigrant killing a woman who is out jogging alone is not a surprise.  It’s happened before.  Will happen again.

And sure, she might have been killed by one of our home-grown crazies.  Of course, she could.  But she wasn’t.  She was killed by an intruder who had no business being there.
Saying she might have died anyway is a very weird fig-leaf to pull over the whole situation.

And what happens when our stupidly open border gets illegally crossed by a Jihadi who entered via Mexico? And when he manages to take thousands of victims?  Telling me that they might all have died in car accidents doesn’t do anything to make it better, or to prevent it from happening again.

There is only one explanation for the left’s reaction to these incidents: The left has a death wish.