Friday, March 12, 2021

Well, it's misty and rainy outside(as noted in the Experiment), though the temperature's good),

and between work, weather, and family situation I won't be hitting the outdoor range for a bit unless things go well, and I just can't think of anything to write about right now.  I've covered a lot of smithing stuff over the years, lots of shooting stuff(which I learned a lot of things thanks to commenters), so intermittent stuff here for a bit.

The ammo situation you probably know about.  One thing from the range:
Manager was asked about .270.  Said "We've got one box, it's(whatever) dollars."
"You're marking it up too much!  I'll wait till near hunting season when prices go down."
I think he did restrain himself from laughing at the guy and his companion who also bitched about the price.  And apparently still have no idea of why the situation is what it is.

I can honestly say the place has held prices to the same profit margin we had before; the prices are higher on most things because they cost us more to get.  Wait 'till they try buying some at the places that've been charging $50 for a box of 9mm, and $75 for a box of .270 or .30-30.

And now it's late, I'm tired, and I've got a movie to watch part of.  More later.

Misty, off & on light rain, and cool out tonight,

So good study weather

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Good question


"But We are IMPORTANT!"

The Capitol Police, which has been in the spotlight since the Capitol Riot, has over 2,000 sworn officers. Pelosi’s private police force is the 19th largest police force in America.

It’s already larger than the police forces of Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, and Milwaukee.

While Democrats advocated defunding the police, their private police force budget shot up from $375 million in 2016 to $460 million in 2020. And now it’s demanding even more money.

Speaker Pelosi claimed, “It's going to take more money to protect the Capitol in a way that enables people to come here."

How much money? Who knows.

Surprise anyone that a university would play 'Protect the Religion of Peace' game?

Hindu students at Rutgers University recently introduced a petition asking Rutgers University to take action against South Asian History Professor Audrey Truschke because of “the bigotry being peddled against Hindus via continued derision of our religion, our deities, and our sacred texts.” Truschke, said the petition, “falsely linked Hindus with extremists and white supremacists rioting at Capitol Hill; claimed that the Bhagavad Gita, a central Hindu sacred text, ‘rationalizes mass slaughter’ and violence”; “Whitewashed Hindu genocide by Mughal king Aurangzeb (death toll of 4.6 million)”; and much more. But Rutgers, knowing who the protected victim classes are and who they aren’t, waved away the petitioners by claiming a commitment to “academic freedom.” Sure, and the sun sets in a muddy pool near Los Angeles.

OpIndia reported Tuesday that Rutgers released a statement declaring: “Rutgers emphatically supports Professor Truschke, academic freedom in pursuing her scholarship, abhors the vile messages and threats that are being directed at her, and calls for an immediate end to them.

Wonder if they had any difficulty deciding which way to go?  Or are they too afraid of offending the radical muslim types to even hesitate?

Truschke is a great defender of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, whom she portrays as a Muslim Gandhi. The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS introduces you to the real Aurangzeb, beyond these ridiculous academic myths, not from the work of “later-day historians,” but in his own words and the words of eyewitnesses to his deeds. Aurangzeb in 1670 issued this decree: “Every idol-house built during the last 10 or 12 years, whether with brick or clay, should be demolished without delay. Also, do not allow the crushed Hindus and despicable infidels to repair their old temples.”
Etc.  Wonderful sort, wasn't he?

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The woke left actually loves it some racism,

long as it's the right kind of racism from the right kind of people.
In an indication of what was to come, the founder of the New York Times’ 1619 Project penned a lengthy racist screed attacking all white people in 1995.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the lead essayist on New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, wrote a letter to the editor in Notre Dame’s The Observer stating that “the white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world.”
Hannah-Jones claims Africans arrived in North America long before Europeans, but that unlike Europeans, Africans befriended and traded with the indigenous people. She claims pyramids in Mexico are a symbol of said friendship.

This crap, Sarah Jeong(also at the NYeffingTimes), and others.  That's GOOD racism, folks.

Monday, March 08, 2021

Scene from the range

One of the things that happens is people bringing in old/unused ammo and asking us to dispose of it.  Occasionally that includes something like this:
Once upon a time, Daisy decided to try making firearms and one of their ideas was a .22 with caseless ammo
Each box contained ten tubes,
each containing ten rounds consisting of a bullet with a short stick of propellant stuck to the back end.

As I recall, to cock it you worked a lever to compress a spring(like a pellet gun); when you fired the spring drove a piston that forced the air through a tiny aperture to compress and heat it, and that ignited the propellant.

It never caught on.  Neat idea, but the propellant could break loose from the bullet, and it could be pretty vulnerable to moisture.  As I recall this was years before H&K made a real effort to make a working, reliable caseless bullet(bunch of people still are).  Now, it's a curiosity, an idea tried that just didn't work out.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Scene from the range

Time comes i have to leave this job, one thing I will really miss:
Having someone completely new to firearms come in, helping them get started shooting, and seeing that smile when they realize "I can do this!  And I can be GOOD at it!"