Saturday, October 19, 2019

Another nice evening,

another batch of data when you're done outside

Stuff clearing

How screwed is Mexico?

Intense fighting has erupted in the Mexican city of Culiacán, where masked gunmen threw up burning barricades and traded gunfire with security forces after authorities arrested one of the sons of the jailed former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
However, the patrol was quickly overpowered by cartel gunmen, and the decision was taken to withdraw to protect the lives of the National Guard and restore calm in the city, where gangsters had set up roadblocks and were unleashing heavy automatic gunfire, Durazo said.
“The decision was taken to retreat from the house, without Guzman to try to avoid more violence in the area and preserve the lives of our personnel and recover calm in the city,” Durazo said.

Miguel notes
By this decision, the President recognizes that the state of Sinaloa is in total ownership of Chapo Jr. and the Cartel and they are incapable to remove them.  Mexico is not being held hostage by the Cartels: they were bought by them. Elected Government is just but a fake veneer of legality to still show an image of “stability” to the world.

If nothing changes, I give it about a decade before we have our first Narco Regime with a Capo openly being the Head of State and the rest of the Cartels with a piece of the country. Just like Lucky Luciano did creating The Commission but write large and in full disclosure.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday evening and downright pleasant,

so check the data later.

I don't care if it works,

I think I'll skip this position.

A range day was had

Turned out to be a fine day for it, though when I quit it was getting downright busy out there.

Couple of results
Lyman Postell bullet, 525 grains, 35.0 Blackhorn 209.  That high one
was the first(clean barrel?), and I think that lowest was my fault, twitched a bit on trigger break.  Realistically, unless I find a place to shoot longer distances(this was 200 yards), I think this load will work just fine for future shooting.  It's been consistently accurate, and it's entirely possible that it'd group tighter with better eyes aiming it.

One I found really happy-making
Those five were shot at 200 yards with a Springfield 1922 M2 .22 rifle, using Federal Champion ammo.
A: Lord, it was pretty, and it shoots like that.
B: I've consistently had damn good results from that ammo, including a Martini Model 12 that shoots equal to or better with it than with match ammo.

I had some black powder loads I wanted to test, but I found I'd forgotten my blow tube.  And there were no straws in the truck.  So next time with those.

Oh, that white background for the targets?  With iron sights at that distance I need good contrast between the target and the stand, so stapled some white paper up.  Worked great.

Ho-lee crap

Intense fighting has erupted in the Mexican city of Culiacán, where masked gunmen threw up burning barricades and traded gunfire with security forces after authorities arrested one of the sons of the jailed former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
'Intense fighting' including trucks with heavy machine guns mounted in the back.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

'Extinction Rebellion', eh? You first,

you effing clowns.

Finally one of these idiots gets dragged off a train, though he got off lightly. 
Before long the reaction to some idiot gluing himself to a train is going to be 'full speed ahead, if the glue's good he won't fall off, and if he does, who cares?"  Or "Awright, you big lads grab the legs and start pulling, we'll see if the glue or the skin gives way first."

A hastily-deleted tweet comparing themselves to icon of the nonviolent black civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, was also met with opprobrium from social media users.
Well, gee, no shit?

The real winner:
The group's leaders have called off a planned protest at Gatwick airport 'in light of' the response to the Tube disruption and a spokesman said the group would 'take stock' before disrupting the Underground any further.
 Translation: "We do this again and someone's going to seriously put the boot in, they're sick of us."

Ignore all the "We must deal properly with the climate emergency" bullshit

and pay attention to what's starting: if the cops won't get these idiots out of the way, the people they're screwing with will.

Coming to a city near you one of these days when antifa & Co. start their crap and people get tired of it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Equivalent of "How dare you investigate pedophile and active homosexual priests,

they don't represent the Church!"  No, they don't, but people damn well need to know about them.
More than 17,000 people have demanded the BBC take down a documentary about young Iraqi girls being sold for sex - calling it 'disrespectful' to law-abiding Shia Muslims.

The corporation broadcast 'Undercover With The Clerics - Iraq's Secret Sex Trade' on October 3 - an investigation into sexual exploitation of children and young women by clerics in Iraq.

Journalists caught clerics offering 'pleasure marriages' to girls as young as nine - where men banned from sex outside marriage can pay a dowry for an interim wife.

The practice is banned in Iraq but eight out of 10 Shia clerics who were approached were willing to carry it out, the BBC World investigation found.
You want to be upset, be upset at the bastards doing this.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

This is real interesting,

with some serious long-term consequences.
Though the trial lasted less than a week, Selna deliberated for more than year. In April, he issued a tentative order in which he determined that the ATF had improperly classified the AR-15 lower receivers in Roh's case as firearms. 
He rejected the prosecution's argument that the ATF's interpretation of the regulation describing a receiver could reasonably be applied to the device at issue in Roh's case.
"There is a disconnect," the judge wrote.
Selna added that the combination of the federal law and regulation governing the manufacturing of receivers is "unconstitutionally vague" as applied in the case against Roh.
"No reasonable person would understand that a part constitutes a receiver where it lacks the components specified in the regulation," Selna wrote.
Therefore, the judge determined, "Roh did not violate the law by manufacturing receivers."
The judge's tentative order also found that the ATF's in-house classification process failed to comply with federal rule-making procedures. Changes to substantive federal regulations typically include a notice-and-comment period and eventual publication in the Federal Register.

Monday, October 14, 2019

"Why don't you trust the Professional Journalists?"

Because so many of the bastards are incompetent, stupid, bigoted, or a combination thereof.

Scene from the range

This one applies to just about any store:
You start the check-in process.
Get to the end and "We have discount cards!"
But you can't find the cards.
So you show me a receipt that has nothing to do with the cards.
One of you goes back to the other counter while the others stand there.
Finally come back, with cards.  Get that done.
About to hit 'pay now' when "Oh, I need some bullets."
And about two more "Oh, I also" things after that.
All the while there are people backed up but I can't do anything about them because you keep dragging this whole mess out...

Either have your damned card with you, or just pay and go shoot, stop thinking you're the only one there.