Saturday, January 28, 2023

And now, for the moment you half-dozen people have been waiting for,

the seventh evening data dump

A short ammo test

In this case, noticed these at work the other day
40-grain bullet at 1050 feet per second.  Price wasn't bad, so got a box to try.  Which led today to this at 25 yards on the bottom bullseye, 30 at the top

Which is not bad for a iron-sighted rifle and resting my forearm on the bench.  And on top, that one to the left was a called flyer.

I shot two more groups and they were comparable.  I'm going to get more of this stuff and try it out with a better rest, and if the weather is good at longer distance.  And from the sound, I suspect it would work very well with a suppressor.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Sixth eve, etc., so

go see

So, will Pfizer just fire him, or

will he have an accident?
If you haven't heard, Project Veritas caught a Pfizer executive talking about some things he really shouldn't have.
The Pfizer executive told a Veritas journalist about his company’s plan for COVID vaccines, while acknowledging that people would not like this information if it went public.

“One of the things we [Pfizer] are exploring is like, why don't we just mutate it [COVID] ourselves so we could create -- preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So, we have to do that. If we're gonna do that though, there's a risk of like, as you could imagine -- no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f**king viruses,” Walker said.
Walker drew parallels between this current Pfizer project and what may have happened at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

“You have to be very controlled to make sure that this virus [COVID] that you mutate doesn’t create something that just goes everywhere. Which, I suspect, is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. It makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere. It’s bullsh*t,” he said.

“You’re not supposed to do Gain-of-Function research with viruses. Regularly not. We can do these selected structure mutations to make them more potent. There is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that is going to work. There better not be any more outbreaks because Jesus Christ,” he said.

I'd say he's in trouble.  

And when they openly confronted him about it, he didn't take it well.

How long will it be before we see "Republicans Pounced!" from the media?

My, my, from a not right-wing news source, problems with the NIH

The National Institutes of Health failed to provide adequate oversight of an American organization that funded controversial research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, according to a new government report that is sure to raise new questions about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report is evidence of “major failures in past NIH oversight of high-risk research on enhanced potential pandemic pathogens,” Rutgers molecular biologist Richard Ebright told Yahoo News in an email.

Issued by the inspector general of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the new report says nothing about the origins of the coronavirus. For the most part, it concerns research that took place well before the first cases of what came to be known as SARS-CoV-2 were discovered in China in late 2019.

But it does note that the American organization in question, the EcoHealth Alliance, should have been more rigorously scrutinized by federal officials regarding assurances that its partner lab in Wuhan was not using U.S. funds to conduct gain-of-function research, which boosts viruses to study how they might evolve in nature.

“The entire picture starts to look extremely disconcerting,” mathematical biologist Alex Washburne told Yahoo News. He said that a project on coronaviruses originating in bats, for which the EcoHealth Alliance had given a grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, “was clearly gain-of-function research.”

Some various 'Republicans Seize/Pounce' stuff.  Of course.  But wait, there's MORE!

The NIH “raised concerns” about some of the research EcoHealth was funding in China but ultimately did not put a halt to any of the work, Grimm wrote in her 64-page report. Crucially, EcoHealth failed to produce a progress report about its subgrants in the summer of 2019, just months before the advent of the coronavirus.

Despite these concerns, EcoHealth continues to work with the federal government; the organization was recently the recipient of $3 million from the Department of Defense to study viruses in the Philippines.

And more.  

By the way, anyone notice how fast the 'questioning our conclusions is racist/will stoke racism' crap started?  Like, the moment questions were asked?  Not to mention "We can't name this the way we've done it for decades, it can be seen as racist!"  Seems to be one of the defaults of an awful lot of people, to try to shut others up.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Well, when someone is not very good in a very public position, sooner or later

someone will get tired of them not being good at the job and say something about it.

Well, when someone announces, on their first day, “I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman. The first of all three of those to hold this position,” then you know why they got the job.  Especially in this administration.

Californicated passed another idiot law, this one going after doctors who

'disseminate information regarding Covid-19 that departs from the contemporary scientific consensus'. A judge just said "Hold on, there."
...Judge Shubb stated that “the ‘contemporary scientific consensus’ lacks an established meaning within the medical community,” and thus, because the “scientific consensus” is so ill-defined and vague, the physician plaintiffs in the lawsuit are “unable to determine if their intended conduct contradicts the scientific consensus, and accordingly ‘what is prohibited by the law.’”
...At oral argument on Monday, January 23, NCLA argued the term “contemporary scientific consensus” is undefined in the law and undefinable as a matter of logic. No one can know, at any given time, the “consensus” of doctors and scientists on various matters related to the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. Judge Shubb agreed with this analysis, stating, “COVID-19 is such a new and evolving area of scientific study, it may be hard to determine which scientific conclusions are ‘false’ at a given point in time.” Because he ruled in favor of Plaintiffs’ Fourteenth Amendment arguments, he did not reach the First Amendment arguments.

Plaintiffs attested that they could not communicate freely with patients, nor treat them properly, according to their best judgment, when they feared being reported and potentially subject to discipline for giving a patient advice that departs from a supposed “scientific consensus.” The very concept of “scientific consensus” is problematic and represents a misunderstanding of the scientific process. As Judge Shubb recognized, “COVID-19 [is] a disease that scientists have only been studying for a few years, and about which scientific conclusions have been hotly contested. COVID-19 is a quickly evolving area of science that in many aspects eludes consensus.

Bold is mine.  Because it's important.  This 'scientific consensus' crap really needs to stop.

'Full cooperation'

It took more than six weeks after the initial discovery at the Penn Biden Center for the president’s personal attorneys to search the Wilmington home the first time in December and another three weeks after that before they searched his house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Etc. And earlier in the article,
For its part, the Justice Department had decided it would conduct the latest search – and any subsequent searches – after Biden’s team handled earlier searches themselves. Federal investigators also were prepared to seek a warrant if they did not get consent to search the Wilmington property, according to multiple sources.

The Justice Department, however, never raised the possibility of a warrant during the recent discussions, according to a law enforcement source, even though the possibility loomed if Biden’s team didn’t cooperate.

“You want to have people looking at things, know what to look for. Attorneys don’t collect evidence – that would be FBI. Whoever’s getting this info would have to have clearance,” one source familiar with the investigation told CNN, referring to previous searches by Biden’s lawyers.

My, isn't that all wonderful and cooperative?  And no agents in armor walking around with weapons openly displayed, like in that other search?

Garland defended the Justice Department’s approach to the document investigations on Monday. “The department has a set of norms and practices that have been a part of our DNA” since the Watergate era, Garland said. “These are essential for us to continue to ensure that we adhere to the rule of law.”
Snork.   Hehehehehe...

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Several people commenting on the Russia post mentioned evil;

 We've got quite enough of that here.  Being pushed hard.
Based on these emails, it’s time to talk about something. There’s a new meme taking hold among both the explicit propagators of evil and the flying monkeys who help them by propping up gender ideology, its foundation.

It’s popped up occasionally for a couple of years. It’s popping up more often now.

Going by previous patterns, including the move to get people to say “Minor Attracted Person” or “MAP” instead of “pedophile,” (which most of the academic types and some ordinary, otherwise-sane people have started using on Twitter and other social media), it seems likely to me that this one isn’t far from a crucial point. This tipping point is the point where it’ll become widely known enough that, if not exactly “mainstream,” enough people will know what it means that it’ll amount, in practical terms, to the same thing.

The idea that people are seeing spread on social media and sending to me relates, in a parallel fashion, to the notion of “transage,” which, unlike “transrace,” has a real chance at succeeding.

Short version: "This person may be chronologically 12, but feels like 18, so it's wrong to prevent them from having sex with a chronologically much older person!"

Anything to make children more accessible for sexrape, it seems.  Oh yes, we have evil to deal with.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Russian thinking, from someone with very good reason

to have studied it.

Don't worry, FBI, you're doing a great job of looking bad,

so stop worrying about other people saying mean things about you.
A former top FBI agent in New York who investigated the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia in 2016 has been charged with money laundering and violating US sanctions for trying to help Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska evade the penalties, the Justice Department said on Monday.

The weather weenie drama is really annoying,

I don't know if they're pushing things because they want the attention, or we've gotten enough people from Californicated and such who don't understand the weather here.  Right now we've got a- probable- few inches of snow expected tomorrow, and I keep hearing "Winter Storm!"

Which wouldn't be so annoying except that, up to a few years ago, this would be a 'winter weather warning'.  Not nearly so dramatic, just "We're going to get some snow, so keep an eye on the weather and be careful."  

In warm weather this has become "Severe storms expected tomorrow!"  Except when you check there's a slight chance in one part of the state, a long way from here.

This is annoying, and it scares people.  

This is why home schooling, and just about anything that means "Get your kids out of public schools",

have taken off.
[D]ozens of parents whose children have socially transitioned at school told The Times they felt villainized by educators who seemed to think that they — not the parents — knew what was best for their children.... Although some didn’t want their children to transition at all, others said they were open to it, but felt schools forced the process to move too quickly, and that they couldn’t raise concerns without being cut out completely or having their home labeled “unsafe.”
One mother in California shared messages that her teenager’s teacher had sent through the school’s web portal encouraging the student to obtain medical care, housing and legal advice without the parents’ knowledge. A lawsuit filed against a school district in Wisconsin included a photo of a teacher’s flyer posted at school that stated: “If your parents aren’t accepting of your identity, I’m your mom now.”
I’ve been a teacher for quite a while. Teaching has always been loosely aligned with liberal values, but I never felt like I was part of an explicit political organization until the last few years. The zeal with which school systems have pursued and advocated for left-wing identity politics no longer feels like being “supportive,” it feels like we’re being persuasive: join us, children, as we dismantle the evil systems (systemic racism! the patriarchy! the gender binary!) that your parents have wrought.

It’s frankly a little bit creepy and cultish at times, and it needs to stop.

God knows how much damage these asshats have done with their cult, and most of them probably will never pay any real price for it; they'll just keep calling the parents names and pushing kids into some other damaging behavior in the name of being 'caring'.

Throw in the social services bastards who'll investigate the parents over the 'unsafe' accusations.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

I wonder if the greenies will have any problem with this?

Probably not, since it's leftist politicians doing it.  and 'Solar Panels!'
In December 2022, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her department would expedite plans to build solar energy farms across tens of thousands of untouched public land in 11 Western states. The announcement has garnered little to no national attention, save for the occasional report that the Biden administration is expanding renewable energy production.
Also, "Screw those hicks who live out there."