Friday, 21 June

03:55

Preparedness Notes for Friday — June 21, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Friday, 21 June

On this day in 1788, the US Constitution came into effect when New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify it. — June 21st is the birthday of Rex Applegate (June 21, 1914 – July 14, 1998), author of Kill or Be Killed. He was a friend and mentor of SurvivalBlog’s Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio. — All of the percussion revolvers in our Elk Creek Company inventory are now on sale.  No paperwork is required. These can be mailed right to your door, in most states.  Cartridge conversion cylinders are available for many models. This sale ends on …

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Weather the Storm with Backup Power – Part 2, by E.R.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Friday, 21 June

(Continued from Part 1.) Charging Overview At a high level, the stages of charging a battery include: bulk, absorption, and float. On batteries that have been discharged deeply, there is also an equalization charge required. Bulk charging demands high current. Absorption charging requires less current but a slightly elevated voltage. Float is your trickle charge which has low current at about one volt above the stasis voltage of a charged battery. As covered in a recent SurvivalBlog article, the charge levels of flooded batteries can be determined accurately using a hydrometer. Each cell should have an equal level of charge. …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Friday, 21 June

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. In this column, JWR also covers hedges, derivatives, and various obscura. This column emphasizes JWR’s “tangibles heavy” investing strategy and contrarian perspective. Today, another look at the U.S. Nickel 5-cent piece. (See the Precious and Base Metals section.) Precious and Base Metals: RBI moves 1 lakh kg of gold from UK back to India, the first such move of this quantum since 1991.  JWR’s Comments:  That is 100 tons of gold!  Perhaps this is more evidence that the …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Friday, 21 June

“To live his life in his own way, to call his house his castle, to enjoy the fruits of his own labour, to educate his children as his conscience directs, to save for their prosperity after his death — these are wishes deeply ingrained in civilised man. Their realization is almost as necessary to our virtues as to our happiness. From their total frustration disastrous results both moral and psychological might follow.” – C.S. Lewis

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Mediterranean Fish Salad combines marinated American Paddlefish, fresh veggies, and bold Greek flavors all in one tasty and simple dinner. There is a reason this healthy fish salad is one of my go-to supper salads!

Elaine Benes from the tv sitcom Seinfeld was known for her love of the “big salad.” There is even an entire Seinfeld episode dedicated to the subject. And there is no better time of the year to celebrate the “big salad” than springtime. This Mediterranean fish salad combines elements of two family-favorite healthy recipes that we absolutely love: baked fish and a traditional Greek salad.

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00:55

Via Kat@Kataja:

There is probably more truth in this than I would like to admit.

Prepare appropriately.

This evening I spent 2.5 hours on the cat discing my summer fallow in preparation for planting wheat on it this fall. I guess this sort of makes me a farmer.

Things would be “interesting” if the commies in this country attacked the farmers like they did in other countries. I have a rifle and know how to use it. And I know I’m not the only farmer with similar tools and skills.

Thursday, 20 June

21:55

Celebrating his (sometimes labeled dubious) victory over a Republican who seems chosen to fail miserably 15 years ago, Barack (Barry) Obama continued to preach his anti-liberty, anti-free-market gospel in Chicago a while back. He is obviously still very active politically. And it may be that more and more Democrats – fearful of Uncle Joe’s growing dysfunction conditions – are hoping for a miracle in the form of Michelle. And continued control (according to many) of the Executive Branch by Obummer and his minions.

But for now, consider his preaching.

“But just because an economic system generated wealth and innovation doesn’t mean it guarantees a good society,” Obama said. “Because from the outset, market-based systems have been compatible with slavery, caste systems, colonialization, war, exploration, corruption, ...

Three Rules enacted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were thwarted by court orders in recent weeks. [More] Still to be determined: Will “laws” trump rights?

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18:55

 A brief video showing the unboxing of the latest addition to my pistol collection - a Beretta Model 3032 Tomcat with an Inox finish. I hope to get a bit of shooting enjoyment out of this one. If I decide to carry it, it will serve as a back up to my current every day carry pistol a Glock 26. The thing is though I have the perfect backup pistol to match to my Glock 26, that backup is a second Glock 26. It obviously uses the same mags, has all the same exact controls on it, fits well in concealment and thus makes the perfect backup pistol to my EDC. Anyway, if I ever have a need for a second backup it may well be this Beretta.

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 This is a video I made, according to my info on the file on my laptop back in December 1979. I only got a Glock 17, the pistol shown in the video in December 2017; so either the date is wrong or I traveled back in time without knowing it to make the embedded video. Regardless this shows three different ways to activate a Glock slide (and many other pistol slides) to load or unload it as necessary in a combat situation or even merely at the range or at home. There are many other ways to activate a slide, the ones are show are common methods used when both of your hands/arms are fully functional. Someday I may do a video on various ways to operate the slide when only one of your hands is functional (for instance the other hand is badly injured) but I'll need to recruit someone, like my son, to film when I handle the pistol for that type of racking the slide. Anyway, enjoy the video at hand (no pun intended or was it);>)
 
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A Mystery

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 18:13, Thursday, 20 June

We Live in Smart Phone Land

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 17:40, Thursday, 20 June


(as usual, click on photo to enlarge)

LeBron James breaking the NBA scoring record last year. The lone phoneless gent at the front is octogenarian Phil Knight.

HT: the Anonymous Professor.

Anechoic: Free From Echoes

by Dave Merrill in Recoil at 15:55, Thursday, 20 June

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15:55

Honor Hmong Thieves?

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:50, Thursday, 20 June

FBI raids home connected to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao day after recall effort qualifies for ballot [More] Just please reassure me she won’t become another prohibited person in favor of disarming you…

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Great Expectations

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:03, Thursday, 20 June

Biden’s State Department Official Admits Great Replacement is Real; ‘They Want to Change the Demographics of the United States’ [More] Aided and abetted by cheap labor Republicans and open borders Libertarians. Good thing this has nothing to do with that “single issue.” And I have that on good authority. Nice to see these guys back to doing something besides fighting … Continue reading "Great Expectations"

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Secret Service destroyed video of Biden’s dog Commander biting agent in brutal attack that forced White House to stop tours so blood could be wiped off the floor… The Secret Service’s Freedom of Information Act Officer Kevin Tyrrell wrote to DailyMail.com in a letter Friday that ‘Due to Secret Service retention standards, the above mentioned … Continue reading "Meanwhile, Over at ‘the Most Transparent Administration in History’…"

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What’s the Magic Word?

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:31, Thursday, 20 June

House Republicans request all documents previously turned over to Jan. 6 Committee [More] Not “demand”? Not “subpoena”? And if they drag their feet, say “no,” pretend they can’t find some, send back redactions…? Boy, stuff like this makes me want to send a strongly worded tweet! [Via Michael G]

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Treasonous? Stupid? Both?

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:25, Thursday, 20 June

‘No military training value’: National Guard chief criticizes deployment of troops to US-Mexico border [More] Let’s see if this does any good. [Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Framing Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:16, Thursday, 20 June

“She signed those statements while under chemical restraints,” O’Brien argued. The “psychiatric drugs literally [were] designed to overpower her will.” Physical evidence also affirms she didn’t commit the crime, O’Brien said. He said former Saint Joseph police officer Michael Holman, who died in 2015, likely committed the murder. [More] Yet the system backed him. [Via Michael … Continue reading "We’re the Only Ones Framing Enough"

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The Bart Simpson Defense

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:05, Thursday, 20 June

Dems Claim They Aren’t Importing An Electorate, But These 5 Examples Indicate Otherwise [More] [Via bondmen]

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Bringing a Knife to a Non-Fight

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:54, Thursday, 20 June

An attempted robbery at a highway rest area in eastern Nebraska left a 72-year-old man dead and a 71-year-old woman critically injured in a knife attack Wednesday, authorities said. [More] And the @$$hole who did this to them is a 22-year-old male? Too bad they didn’t avail themselves of an equalizer. [Via bondmen]

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Not Too Smart Alec

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:47, Thursday, 20 June

According to court documents obtained by ETonline, the 66-year-old leading man engaged in “horseplay” during firearm training, including one instance when he fired a blank round at a crew member, whom he’d been using to establish his line of sight. [More] Maybe that was his initiation to join NoRA… [Via bondmen]

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Anybody Smell Gas?

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:41, Thursday, 20 June

I’m not going to mince words. By refusing to ban bump stocks and assault weapons, Donald Trump and Republicans are handing killers the tools of mass slaughter. [More] Who needs reality when you can count on Democrat voters? [Via bondmen]

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It’s the Economy, Stupid

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:30, Thursday, 20 June

With prices rising faster than earnings, the average worker’s weekly paycheck buys 4.4% less today than when President Biden took office. Homeownership affordability has plummeted because the monthly mortgage payment on a median-price home has more than doubled. Three-quarters of Americans now view fast food as a luxury they can’t afford. Gasoline prices are up … Continue reading "It’s the Economy, Stupid"

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That’ll Show ’em!

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:59, Thursday, 20 June

MI Senator Goes OFF on Dirty Democrats After They Pass Bills Making It Impossible For Board of Canvassers To Investigate Election Fraud in Crooked State of MI [More] The “true warrior for election integrity” has been “ringing the alarm bells”! He “condemned the actions”! He posted a tweet. [Via bondmen]

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Summer Kickoff

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 11:39, Thursday, 20 June

After what seemed like a long wet spring, summer officially arrived on Thursday. And in typical Virginia fashion, the season arrived in a heat wave. I always welcome the warm weather nonetheless. Though technically summer officially arrives at exactly 4:51 p.m. EDT, this is interestingly the earliest summer solstice since June 20, 1796, when George Washington was president.


After I set out the morning lawn sprinklers, I poured a cup of coffee and sat down with a little Sagrado Feito Connecticut. 

12:55

Anybody Want to Buy a Bridge?

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:43, Thursday, 20 June

Who Is Really To Blame For The ATF Bump Stock Ban Rule? [More] Donald Trump and the NRA. There’s a totally fabricated after the fact face-save ploy that it was really brilliant 3D chess designed to save us meme that’s suddenly circulating is utterly without corroborating evidence. You don’t gamble with someone else’s stakes. Get … Continue reading "Anybody Want to Buy a Bridge?"

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Just the Woman to Take Your Guns

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:19, Thursday, 20 June

As a longtime champion of gun safety, Taylor has the endorsement of Lori Haas, the Advocacy Manager for the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions and a leading Virginia and national advocate for gun safety. [More] You know what that means. Jorge will help! [Via Mack H]

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Speaking of Wickedness in High Places…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:57, Thursday, 20 June

Report: Former CIA Chief Brennan Asked Allies to Spy on More Than Two Dozen Trump Associates [More] Hey, his communist “past” was just a “mere indiscretion.” Just ask him.

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We’re the Only Ones Foot-Dragging Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:49, Thursday, 20 June

FBI Wants 20 Years to Produce Records on Its Involvement w/ OKC Bombing [More] A judge who isn’t corrupt would order hold-outs jailed until the information is submitted. Mike was commited to chronicling developments in Trentadue’s case. If you’re not familiar with it, take some time to learn.

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Painted into a Corner

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:37, Thursday, 20 June

Somebody may want to send him this. As for “the original public meaning of ‘Arms’ excludes bullet-storage containers lke LCMs,” does anyone have a quick link to that brief? I’d like to check and see if the “expert” definition they’re relying on invalidates New Jersey’s “bump stock” ban. [Via Jess]

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Drum Circles of War

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:19, Thursday, 20 June

Firestorm erupts over requiring women to sign up for military draft [More] Prepping for overseas disasters with an open border and active invasion at home, I see… First of all, what the hell’s a “woman”? And if that addition to the defense authorization bill doesn’t pass and identifying as a woman remains an “out” from … Continue reading "Drum Circles of War"

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09:55

Wrong Ideas About Poverty

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 09:00, Thursday, 20 June

Quote of the Day

A comment I am now unable to locate pointed out that fake-working-class trustafarians can be identified by their subscription to a mythical idea of what poverty is.

[this is the comment he was looking for]

The sound of a poor neighborhood in the United States is not the shouts and laughter of children at play, the music floating from the open window of abuela’s kitchen as she makes empanadas, the chatter of men playing dominos on a folding table on sidewalk.

It is the shriek of a child as his single, crack-addict mother beats him, the ceaseless barking of the vicious and unsocialized pitbull in the fenced-off yard, the unmuffled exhaust of the cheap sports car with peeling paint as it pulls up across the way to disgorge a trio of angry drunks.

To this observation, I would add:

The socialist trustafarian’s idealized notion of poverty is drawn not only from Hollywood, but from socialism’s own profoundly wrong ideas about what poverty is and where it comes from.

Middle and upper class socialists think poverty is lack of mo...

Sleepy Huck

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:57, Thursday, 20 June

Nikon 1 V2 & 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2
For creatures that evolved in the hot climate of the ancient ...

Summer Summer Summer

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:00, Thursday, 20 June

The solstice is today, the longest day of the year. It's the official start of summer and, thanks to the vagaries of celestial mechanics, it's occurring earlier in the year than it has since 1796.


The last time the summer solstice was this early, there were only sixteen states, George Washington was president, and Napoleon was running roughshod over Italy.

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Image from Winter Springs, Florida, Police Department

 

On  June 7, 2021, Florida Governor DeSantis received HB0087 along with 24 other bills. Because the bill was sent after the Florida legislature had adjourned for the session, Governor DeSantis has 15 days to sign the bill, allow the bill to become law, or to veto the bill. From the flseanate.gov:

The Florida legislature overwhelmingly voted for HB0087 on March 8, 2024. The bill is titled Taking of Bears. It restores the ability of people in Florida to protect themselves, their pets and their dwellings from black bears, without having to ask permission of the Florida state bureaucracy first. The legal ability to defend ...

 SHERMAN, Texas — Around 5 p.m., on Monday, June 17, 2024, ...

A Longview man was shot and killed early Sunday after he broke into a home after fleeing the scene of a wreck, Longview police said.

Johan Nino, 23, was shot by a resident in the 3600 block of Clemens Road, Longview police said Monday on Facebook.

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06:55

Thursday Meme Drop

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 06:30, Thursday, 20 June







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03:55

June in the high desert is often – not always – the hottest month, depending on what Monsoon does. It can get hotter in July and August but if Monsoon is doing its thing the heat in those months is mitigated by storms and evening breeze. Right now it’s just hot.

So I typically spend my late mornings and afternoons hiding in the shade. The earlier you can get your outside stuff done, the better. Morning walkie, for example…

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Preparedness Notes for Thursday — June 20, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Thursday, 20 June

On June 20, 1840, American inventor Samuel F.B. Morse patented his telegraph. — Today marks the Summer Solstice, here in the Northern Hemisphere. — On June 20, 1867, US President Andrew Johnson announced the Alaska Purchase. — On June 20, 1921, there was 11.5″  of rainfall the town of Circle, Montana (a state record.) — June 20th is the birthday of Audie L. Murphy. He was born in 1925. He died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 113 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for …

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Weather the Storm with Backup Power – Part 1, by E.R

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Thursday, 20 June

This adventure begins with a windstorm after which it took crews days to repair the severely damaged power lines. At that time we had been using a pair of old end-of-life batteries rescued from a Cummins diesel pickup truck connected to a conventional marine battery charger as our backup power. We waited all day as our freezer continued operations, powered by these old batteries. Towards dusk, I finally dragged out the generator to power the rest. Surely, there was a better way. That summer, I finally made it a priority to get solar panels installed up on the roof and …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Thursday, 20 June

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from JWR. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. In today’s column, we look at ancient wheat. Genetic Treasure: Historic Wheat Collection Reader C.B. spotted this: Finding hidden genetic treasure: Study uncovers untapped diversity in historic wheat collection. The article …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Thursday, 20 June

“The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: ‘Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote.’ It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” –  Dr. Gary North

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Few gun platforms bring to mind the term “simplicity” quite like a timeless lever gun. The Marlin 1894 in .357 Magnum beckons the classic firearms lover with its clean lines, elegant functionality and versatile ballistics. 

Wednesday, 19 June

21:55

Emergency No Flame Cooking

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 23:58, Wednesday, 19 June

I mentioned that the electric lunchbox was certainly heating the water but I forgot it was running and the battery was at 0V by the time I checked it.  I just looked more carefully: it is a 7A-Hr battery.  At a draw of 70 watts that drains pretty quickly.  Plugged into a car that works well I am sure.  Using the 110VAC connector makes the plate too hot to touch almost immediately and the water unpleasantly warm in a few minutes.  Maybe I will repeat this experiment with a higher capacity lithium battery.


I will start with the tire pump/jump starter box from the car next.

New Precision Tooling

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 21:25, Wednesday, 19 June

On vertical mills, one useful tool is a rotary table which you use to turn parts some exact number of degrees.  In my case, think setting circles.  On a telescope mount these are marked in degrees of celestial latitude or declination.   The degrees of celestial longitude for largely historical reason are hours and minutes of Right Ascension.  


Setting circles are pretty well obsolete in the era of goto mounts but one nice aspect besides tradition is thst if you get your mount aligned on an object of known declination and RA you can lock the setting circles to the two axes and move the telescope to whatever declination and RA you want for another object.  Just keep the clock drive running. 

Making setting circles requires some precision in marking the lines.  In this case. I will put the rotsting table on a vertical support and write a program that loops through the degrees and RA hours and minutes moving the workpiece to position,  moving the finest carbide endmill I can find to the edge and cutting in a line and probably a number if I can find a small enough font that I can still read....

6/19/24 Eurasian Times:

"The US Congress could reinstate nuclear weapons capability on 30 B-52H Stratofortress bombers, which were previously reconfigured to launch only conventional weapons under the terms of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) with Russia."

I've Been THinking

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 21:00, Wednesday, 19 June

 I've been thinking, and drinking whiskey, and those two things lead to some interesting conclusions.

This whole migrant thing is distressing, and before we can deport all the illegals (and there is huge support for that), we have to stanch the flow coming north..  Once the administration changes in January, the President should tell whoever is running Mexico to stop the flow, or we will.  Give then a reasonable period, like 14 days, then start making leaflet drops along the Rio Grande. Tell the residents there to head south and do not cooperate with the cartels.  We're only targeting the cartels.

The idea is to use the Israeli model, and I note that the 1st Cav and the 3rd ACR are twiddling their thumbs at Fort Cavasos.  It's just a road march down to Eagle Pass.  We can't use then against Americans, but we can use them against foreign nationals.  Ask the Afghans about that.  Or, the Iraqis.

Of course, if the Mexican government wants to clean up their act, so much the better.  If they don't, well, the 1sr Armored Division is at Fort Bliss, and maybe they would like to play.

The plan is a little rough, and coul...

Zelenskyy and liberty and freedom

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:00, Wednesday, 19 June

Supposedly we are spending billions and billions arming training and supplying the poor, desperate people of Ukraine to help their democracy. To preserve or restore their liberty as individuals and people. And their freedom as a nation. Protecting them from the evil neo-fascist, neo-communist Russia, Moscow, and Vlad Putin.

People of all political colors in the States are firmly convinced of that. Red, blue, even yellow. (Maybe even green.) For more than two years now, DC has been propping up “democracy” in Kiev (Kyiv, if you must) and is in bed with 90% of NATO in doing so. And apparently with significant support from Americans. (According to the polls, if you trust them.)

However, as DC (and Americans in general) have done so many times in the past, we are ignoring the reality. Especially (but not only) when it comes to Ukraine and its government. This is nothing new: consider the Shah of Iran. Sigman Rhee of Korea. Batista of Cuba. And dozens more just since 1945.

TPOL has stated numerous times and continues to, that Ukraine is a tyrannical state – not just because it is a mandatory human government but because it is a bogus, C...

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 303: News Callbacks

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 04:41, Monday, 17 June

In This Episode
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss:
    • the Uvalde families have issued another outlandish lawsuit,  this time against UPS and FedEx;
    • Bank of America walking back their ban on lending to gun manufacturers;
    • the McCloskeys of Missouri have had their convictions expunged, and now they are suing to get their guns back;
    • and a Maine “Gun Safety” group shows they don’t understand the meaning of those words… or the word “unloaded”, either.
  • David talks about shooting in low light with flashlights;
  • and Myles talks about raising pigs.

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18:55

Oldest bottle of wine unearthed

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 16:44, Wednesday, 19 June

Long time readers will recall that awhile back I posted about a bottle of Roman wine from around 325 AD.  Well, that discovery has just been pushed back by three centuries:

In 2019, a glass cinerary urn containing a reddish liquid was discovered in a 1st century Roman mausoleum in Carmona, southern Spain.

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Researchers from the University of Córdoba analyzed samples of the liquid to determine its composition. They found that it had a PH 7.5, close to neutral, and contained biomarkers that are exclusive to wine. High-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) identified seven wine polyphenols all of which matched those in modern wines produced in this area of Andalucía, including dessert wines from Montilla-Moriles, sherry-type wines from Jerez, and manzanilla from Sanlúcar....

Paradise Reclaimed

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:20, Wednesday, 19 June

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Hawaii resident Christopher L. Wilson’s petition for a writ of certiorari in his challenge of the Hawaii state Supreme Court’s decree that individual citizens in the Aloha State do not have the right to carry firearms for self-defense outside of … Continue reading "Paradise Reclaimed"

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A Professional Opinion

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:10, Wednesday, 19 June

NYT Tries to Take Down Georgetown Prof Who Revealed Extent of Defensive Gun Uses [More] Everyone pointing fingers is getting paid. [Via Michael G]

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Biden Signs Another Useless Border Executive Order as Illegal Alien Arrested for Rape of NYC Teen Girl [More] Stopped by “vigilantes”… So when are they going to put two and to together? Are they even capable of it? [Via Michael G]

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The Price of Admission

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:56, Wednesday, 19 June

The CDC Admits its Latest Anti-Gun Report is Misleading and Full of Holes [More] Say it ain’t so. We haven’t called on the eTrade Baby in a while… [Via Michael G]

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Inside Man

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:47, Wednesday, 19 June

The Strange Finances of Biden’s Terror Ambassador – How does a government employee come into $61 million in twelve bank accounts? [More] And what was he doing working for “a state sponsor of Islamic terror in the same city where top Hamas leaders reside” ? Hey, at least he’s not an Oath Keeper or a … Continue reading "Inside Man"

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The Fix Is In

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:16, Wednesday, 19 June

Ashli Babbitt Lawsuit Against Feds Moved from San Diego to Washington DC – Assigned to Far Left Anti-Trump Judge Appointed by Biden [More] What’s the problem? Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski thought she worth voting for, while Ted Cruz and Mike Rounds had other things to do. [Via bondmen]

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15:55

The 3rd and final book of Steve’s Jack Bishop series (Residue, Parasite, Catalyst) just came out. If you guys haven’t read Steve’s stuff you really should, because he’s extremely talented. There’s a reason he’s my cohost on WriterDojo!

Catalyst

John Lennon’s Watch

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 13:04, Wednesday, 19 June

The New Yorker recounts the complicated history of a preposterously valuable timepiece.

[S]ometime around 2007, in the early days of social media, a new kind of watch obsessive materialized, equipped with native computer skills and an appreciation for the places where pop culture and the luxury market intersect. In those pre-Instagram years, fanboy wonks traded watch esoterica online: an image of Picasso wearing a lost Jaeger-LeCoultre; Castro with two trendy Rolexes strapped to one arm; Brando, on the set of “Apocalypse Now,” “flexing,”...

Juneteenth

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 12:04, Wednesday, 19 June

 I went to the bank this morning to discover it closed, only to remember that it is June 19th, a holiday of national independence, wherein slavery was abolished in the united States.

The Emancipation Proclamation was published on January 1, 1863.  The 13th Amendment was passed in Congress on January 3, 1865 and ratified in the states on December 6, 1865.

So, where does June 19th come in?  As history records, Union Major General George Granger, on June 19, 1865, ordered that the Emancipation Proclamation be enforced in Texas.

And now you know. Juneteenth was originally a Texas holiday.  I'm just saying.

Let Freedom Ring.

A Singular Argument

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:05, Wednesday, 19 June

The text of the Second Amendment plainly does not guarantee a right to purchase an unlimited number of firearms within a 30-day period. [More] I’m pretty sure “arms” is plural. Of course, the miserable traitor Rob Bonta knows that. Subversive Democrats pull this in-your-face $h!+ because they’re confident they can without repercussions. [Via Jess]

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Ahistorical, Atextual, and Nontraditional

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:46, Wednesday, 19 June

Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation today teamed up with the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners to challenge the state’s onerous permitting requirements to purchase handguns as well as New Jersey’s arbitrary “one gun a month” law. [More] You mean states that signed on to the Constitution might have balked … Continue reading "Ahistorical, Atextual, and Nontraditional"

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An Unqualified Question

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:38, Wednesday, 19 June

Yesterday’s AmmoLand piece on illegal alien “Only Ones” got me wondering on ways to discourage the practice in spite of blue city/state machinations. I first thought of Congress withholding federal funds from such cities, but I don’t see the political will to do that and plenty of ways it could backfire. Instead, could Congress write … Continue reading "An Unqualified Question"

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Murphy’s Law

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:15, Wednesday, 19 June

Either that or more “Only Ones”… And speakling of Murphy’s Lies… uh… law, here he is talking to the head of the White House Office of Gun Violence prevention, who shows is seasoned grasp of what’s going on with this bit of inanity: “There was no federal law that actually made it a crime to … Continue reading "Murphy’s Law"

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Amy, What You Want to Do?

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:53, Wednesday, 19 June

“Relying exclusively on history and tradition may seem like a way of avoiding judge-made tests,” she wrote in a concurring opinion. “But a rule rendering tradition dispositive is itself a judge-made test. And I do not see a good reason to resolve this case using that approach rather than by adopting a generally applicable principle.” … Continue reading "Amy, What You Want to Do?"

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Dial 911 and Die

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:39, Wednesday, 19 June

911 system goes down statewide in Massachusetts [More] So there’s no way to ask the people who won’t let you have a gun to come and save you?

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Never Go Full California

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:07, Wednesday, 19 June

Hoot of the Day: California Proposes Restraining Orders to Stop Thieves [More] How is this any crazier than that? [Via bondmen]

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We are approaching state singularity: the moment when state and society become indistinguishable. [More] That’s kinda what the Founders were going for before their plans got hijacked and repurposed… [Via bondmen]

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They Went Soft on Them

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:47, Wednesday, 19 June

St. Louis police see spike in airsoft gun attacks … Police believe the attacks are random, even though several media members have been struck. [More] Honest, I’ve been in Ohio… [Via bondmen]

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And the Winner Is…

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:40, Wednesday, 19 June

Hung Cao [More] “Self defense” and “enforce the law”…? “Our democracy ” …? Still unwilling to champion voters he needs? I’ve got a great bumper sticker for you, pal: That oughta put fire in our bellies! [Via Mack H]

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Censorship by Proxy

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:16, Wednesday, 19 June

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is seeking answers on whether YouTube changed some of its content moderation policies surrounding firearms due to the influence of government officials, particularly New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D). [More] What’s he prepared to do if they tell him to go jump in the lake? [Via Jess]

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While the Gettin’s Good?

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:22, Wednesday, 19 June

After Supreme Court strikes down ban, bump stock inventor puts business up for sale [More] Would you buy it if you had the capital? [Via Jess]

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Reimagining The PTR 32K: A 7.62×39 Carbine That Isn’t An AK

by Iain Harrison in Recoil at 13:44, Wednesday, 19 June

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We’re Back!

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 14:13, Wednesday, 19 June

Sorry about the dead page for the past month.

The short version is:

A WordPress plugin caused WordPress to crash. It crashed so badly that I couldn’t login to WP to kill the bad plugin.

So I tried from the site control panel… but that didn’t give me access to WP functions. I needed a hosting service level login. But I never had that; that was the purview of Jo Ann…

Who passed away.

So I figured I’d go the long way around and fix it with an FTP upload. But I hadn’t had occasion to use FTP in some years, and my login no longer worked; the FTP server name was now invalid.

Sheila got JG, who took over for Brad and Jo Ann at Missouri Bullet company, to help. It took her quite a bit of back and forth with the hosting company, but they finally disabled the troublesome plugin, and…

We’re back!

This would not have happened without JG’s patient help. Thank you very, very much.

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Guilt by Association

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 09:00, Wednesday, 19 June

Quote of the Day

It’s interesting how gun ownership is the only thing I can think of where many people feel comfortable blaming you or trying to make you feel guilty for the actions of others. Like yesterday, comments to the effect “kids were shot at a water park because you gun nuts won’t give up your toys!”

We don’t do this with anything else.

When a drunk driver wipes out a family (10,000 drunk driving deaths per year!), nobody guilts you for having a couple beers that day. Because they know the drunk driver’s crime does not mean you are irresponsible or criminal. Between all causes, alcohol kills around 2-3x as many people as die in gun-related causes annually.

STDs kill thousands each year, but aside from the very religious, few try to publicly shame the sexually promiscuous for those deaths.

Heart disease kills…more people than anything else. Nobody is protesting at McDonalds.

And guns, while they can be used for monstrous crimes, also have considerable social utility for sport and self-defense.

[and]...

Operation after action report

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:53, Wednesday, 19 June

So yesterday had the expected and the unexpected.  The procedure itself went smoothly - it was a Mohs surgery, where they shave off layers of skin and then have a pathologist analyze them under a microscope.  If there's cancer in the cells, then GOTO 1 and repeat.  Keep going until there's no cancer left.  Simples.

I assumed (correctly) that they'd numb my ear right up so I wouldn't feel a thing.  What I hadn't expected was that I would hear everything, up close and personal.  Scrapey-scrapey.  Then when they were done they cauterized the area, which kind of sounded like crackle-crackle.  And the whiff of black smoke that floated past and the smell of burnt barbecue just added to the whole experience.

Still, it's better than cancer.

My cancer was Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the middle (on the deadly scale) skin cancer.  The one you want if you get one is Basil Cell Carcinoma, which doesn't really spread.  The worst kind is melanoma.

I had noticed a bump on my ear that didn't go away.  I went to the dermatologist after a couple months because...

Slow Going for a Bit

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:25, Wednesday, 19 June

I had to take time off to visit a friend in ICU and now I have a draft I need to complete and turn in to the magazine before anything else. I’ll get to the ton of stuff in the inbox as soon as I’m able.

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Makarov PB: Silenced KGB “Wet Work” Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 09:27, Wednesday, 19 June

In 1967, the Tula arsenal introduced a specialized silenced version of the Makarov for covert use. This was a very effective pistol, and its design was also very heavily changed from that of the regular pistol. With a two-part silencer surrounding the barrel, the recoil spring had to be moved to a location inside the grip panels. It was still chambered for 9x18mm Makarov though, and used standard Makarov magazines. Not much official information has been published on the PB – it may actually still be in production today – and so I don’t have any good production numbers to provide.

Many thanks to the IRCGN (Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale) for allowing me access to film this hard-to-find silenced pistol for you!

The post ...

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Link to youtube video


On November 8, 2023, the Sierra County Sheriff deputies performed a welfare check on 71 year old Patrice Miller at her home in Downieville, California. At the house rented by Miller, they found a gruesome scene. The door had been broken in. There was bear scat on the porch. What was left of Miller's body was inside. The bear had been feeding on it for several days. California has a rapidly growing bear population and rapidly increasing numbers of bear-human conflicts.

Downieville is a small village at the confluence of the Yuba and North Downie rivers, 54 miles west of Reno, Nevada, at a few feet less than  3,000 foot elevation. It is home to about 325 people. It was founded during the gold rush in the 1850's, and had a population of over 5,000 population  at its peak. It is wild country, with the town making most of its income from...

The driver of the other vehicle was struck in the leg or foot area.

Pearson said all parties involved have been identified. The case remains under investigation. 

“We haven't had a chance to talk to the individual who's in intensive care at this time, but I'm sure once we talk to them, we'll be able to shed more light onto it,” he said. “Based on the information that the driver left and the motorcycle caught up to him, there's the potential for this being a stand your ground case.”

More Here


My mother passed six years ago, give or take.  Her remains were cremated and my sister took possession of them.  A couple of months ago, she was ready to let go of them.  She sent some to a place where they make jewelry out of them (I chose a bead) and then I took the rest to the cemetery back home.

Well, the jewelry finally came and my sister sent me a package with the bead in it.  I picked it up and opened the box while I was in the car.  

I found the bead (nicely done) and in the package there was a bag with a little container labeled 'eternity ring'.  So, thinking that my sister also had a ring made for me, I twist the top to open it up.

And like smoke out of Aladdin's lamp or fairy glitter, dust drifted out in an expanding cloud (fortunately I was not holding it in my lap and it didn't go anywhere near my face).

Yep.  Ashes.  Mom's ashes.  All over the inside of my car.  

Great googly moogly.

I called my sister to confirm, hoping I was wrong.  Nope.  

The container was the rest of the ashes.

I am pretty sure, knowing my mom, that she would think that it...

Hiker Self-Protection Strategies

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 06:56, Wednesday, 19 June

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Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — June 19, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Wednesday, 19 June

On June 19, 1991, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrendered to police. — June 19, 1778: Continental Army troops finally left their winter encampment at Valley Forge. — June 19, 1834 was the birthday of Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon, who died on 31 January, 1892. He was a British Particular Baptist preacher. — On June 19, 1914, the Hillcrest Mine Disaster: An explosion at Hillcrest mine, Alberta, killed 189 men in Canada’s worst mining disaster. — On June 19, 1917, the British Royal Family, which had strong German ties since George I, renounced its German names and titles and adopted …

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D-Words: Countering American Decadence

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Wednesday, 19 June

It is abundantly clear that we are living in a decadent society.  Though I may sound like a dystopian taxonomist, I’ll add some more “Ds” to the list, to encapsulate America in the early 21st Century: Degenerate Disaffected Democratic (founded as a Republic, but now we hear that it is “our Democracy.”) Despotic Demagogic Depressed/Depressing Debased (especially our currency) Deluded/Delusional Defrauded Decrepit Disenfranchised (our votes are now either not counted or ignored) Despicable Disillusioned Drifting Devaluation (of human life) Dissident Divergent Decomposing/Decomposed Disagreeable Dastardly Dissolute Depleted Distorted Deplorable (a term that is misapplied by statists to describe honorable, traditional people) …

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SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Wednesday, 19 June

This weekly Snippets column is a collection of short items: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — I’ll start today’s column with a video about our kind of guy, serving as a representative, in Washington, DC.: Off the Grid with Thomas Massie. o  o  o A Practical Tip From JWR:  To avoid confusion with your family’s pairs of mud boots, use a quick blast of spray paint on the …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Wednesday, 19 June

“No greater damage can be done to a nation than that wrought by a man with genius who is not also a man with honor and moral integrity.” – James Wesley, Rawles

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Welcome to grilling season! Fire up your Weber (or whatever grill you like best) and try out this delicious wild game take on a classic burger. ~ The Editors

Wild Game Cuisine logo

Wrap it up. I’ll take it! Wrapped Elk Mushroom Swiss Burgers are a game-changing alternative to a classic burger.

These wrapped ground elk burgers are delicious and super easy to make. Just a few simple steps to prepare before baking in the oven until golden brown. You’ll be rewarded with a juicy and mouthwatering burger that your taste buds will thank you for!

If you’re still looking for...

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 These are the ones that came to my attention:

Elisjsha Dicken. 2022, at Greenwood, Indiana mall "neutralized" a guy who fired 24b rounds from an AR-15.

Also in 2022:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party, authorities said.

Jeanne Assam stopped the New Life Church mass murderer in 2007.

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Tuesday, 18 June

22:55

People’s Republic rip-off scheme(s)

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:00, Tuesday, 18 June

As mentioned recently, we here at TPOL are bashing California a lot these days.

Here is another: a “parks and recreation” district in Southern California is apparently illegally issuing “tickets” for those idiots who do a “rolling stop” or “California stop,” according to Jalopnik. And collecting more than a million dollars a year – big bucks even in California (except for Holywood and Sacramento, of course).

California is the poster child for extreme government, it seems. Not content with the usual theft of money by State, county, and local governments, they create hordes of special “service” districts to provide all sorts of welfare benefits to the parasites.

No, not the poor under-the-poverty-level types or the homeless or the single-mother families. We are talking about the bureaucrats and the men and women out on the highways seemingly standing around much of the time looking at the traffic.

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The night is warm, yet I'm dreaming of cold, of a windswept farm field covered in snow. In my dream, a form I could recognize yet not touch—fire in his hair, fire in his eyes. Speaking to me though I could not hear, mouth moving as if to taste—and I wake up. For a moment I don’t know where I am, then I look around, smile, and go back to sleep.

When I wake again the neighborhood is hushed. I’m no...

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:53, Tuesday, 18 June

Anti-Gun Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Funds Backing Sheri Biggs in South Carolina’s 3rd District … Biggs has portrayed herself as a political outsider who is “pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump.” However, one of the PACs backing her appears to come from anti-Second Amendment sources. [More] The runoff is in a week. It’s up to these guys to … Continue reading "Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?"

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Judging the Judge

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:39, Tuesday, 18 June

Judge Puts Freedom Of Press On Trial In Nashville Trans Shooter ‘Manifesto’ Battle [More] Is it out of line to wonder about image over substance? [Via Michael G]

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Assume the Crash Position

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:41, Tuesday, 18 June

House Intelligence Chair Says US at ‘Highest Level’ of Potential Terrorist Threat – The threats are ‘no longer speculative’ and ‘not longer hypothetical,’ Rep. Mike Turner said. [More] Brought to you wholly by the United States government. And its response will be to tighten the screws on you. [Via bondmen]

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A Matter of Priorities

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:28, Tuesday, 18 June

July 4 is slated for the same treatment as Confederate statues. [Via WiscoDave]

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Pushing the Envelope

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:27, Tuesday, 18 June

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas challenging the ban on firearms carry in U.S. Post Offices and on postal property as violations of the Second Amendment, and is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. [More] Good on them. Way past time for this…

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Projecting Again

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:17, Tuesday, 18 June

Obeidallah: GOP a ‘Fascist Movement’ Willing to Use Violence to Acquire Power [More] Let’s do talk about fascism, but this time use the term correctly. MSNBC doesn’t even try not to sound like Antifa. [Via bondmen]

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Intended to Fail

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:17, Tuesday, 18 June

Schumer will ask senators to ban bump stocks through unanimous consent—where all senators would have to agree to the measure… [More] In other words, this is pure politics done in order to point fingers at Republicans bwefore the election. UPDATE Failed as intended. And Susan Collins is still a worthless Republic***

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Watchmen

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:10, Tuesday, 18 June

Lara Trump is building an army of ‘100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers’ to ‘deploy’ across America in November [More] I’m trying to envision what they’re specifically planning on documenting. I’m also wondering how many assaults we’ll read about. [Via bondmen]

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History Repeats Itself

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Border Patrol in California Seizes 25 AK-Style Rifles Destined for Mexican Cartel [More] So if Californians got the rifles in Arizona, how did they get around this? Federal law does permit rifles or shotguns (not handguns) to be sold to non-resident buyers in other states. However, this does not apply to Californians. The thorn is … Continue reading "History Repeats Itself"

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16:55

We’re the Only Ones Revealed Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:46, Tuesday, 18 June

Secret Service Agent Robbed at Gunpoint in California During Biden’s Trip [More] We could all improve our situational awareness. In California, we can’t all shoot back, or at least have incentive to report it afterward. [Via Michael G]

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Your Lying Eyes

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:57, Tuesday, 18 June

Karine Jean-Pierre Describes Videos of Feeble Biden as ‘Cheap Fakes’ [More] If you believe the CIA mask speculation, she’s got a point. [Via Michael G]

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Playing for the Other Team

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:10, Tuesday, 18 June

JUSTICE JACKSON, with whom JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, JUSTICE KAGAN, and JUSTICE GORSUCH join, dissenting. [More] What a screwed up system. And what a screwed up crossover. And all the other side has to do is this.

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The Ghost Bump Stock Menace

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:58, Tuesday, 18 June

Don’t these people have a truck to blow up? [Via Michael G]

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There have been at least two cases where local judges in Massachusettes have held the license to carry law, which was passed in defiance of the Supreme Court Bruen decision, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. On May 14, 2024,  Judge Kevin J. Finnerty granted a petition against the denial of a Firearm Identification Card (FID). Without an FID, the License to Carry is suspended. On May 20, 2024, Judge William P. Hadley ordered Police Chief David Pratt to issue a License to Carry to Randy Westbrook. The two cases are discussed in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:

Smith noted that Fall River District Court Judge Kevin J. Finnerty issued a similar ruling on May 14 in Echeverre v. Cullena case initially see...

Do You Come from a Land Down Under

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:51, Tuesday, 18 June

Victoria Police to conduct random weapons searches [More] That’s not a knife… So, government enforcers can search you any time they feel like it? At what point do people realize they’ve surrendered to tyranny that’s rendered them far from being “safer”? [Via Jess]

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How a foreign national can take the oath of office, required by Article. VI. of the Constitution, without any conflict of loyalty is left unaddressed. [More] Why bring in blue helmeted mercenaries when you’re already sitting on a ready reserve?

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When ‘Gun Control’ is Total

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:39, Tuesday, 18 June

Officials are still investigating how Hart obtained a gun in prison. [More] One thing you can bet is “officials” were involved. This is why “we” need to disarm you and me, no?

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NSFW

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:36, Tuesday, 18 June

I probably should have added that warning to that YouTube-compliant X post factoid I linked to… I wonder if it will get me jailed.

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Agilite K-Zero: The Perfect Low-Profile Plate Carrier?

by David Lane in Recoil at 12:27, Tuesday, 18 June

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Words Mean Things

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 09:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Quote of the Day

There is something reckless in a Supreme Court that can annihilate gun laws by pulling at words, toying with phrases. There are many reasons to think about reforming the higher court. Decisions like this ought to be high among them.

Dominic Erdozain
June 15, 2024
Opinion: Supreme Court’s bump stock decision is a huge step backward (msn.com)

Reading the opinion piece you realize it is Erdozain who “pulls at words and toys with phrases”. Either that, and/or he is ignorant of the topic he writes about. As usual, these people project what they do onto their political enemies.

It is the ATF that thinks it can “annihilate gun laws.” They tried that by saying the law includes a bump stock when the law actually says a machine gun is a gun that fires more than one bullet with a single function of the trigger. The ATF “annihilated” the law and replaced it with their own “law”, which is unconstitutional. Only congress can create or change law. And last Friday, SCOTUS reminded the A...

Automotif DXV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 10:35, Tuesday, 18 June


A successor to the original pre-war designed Fiat 500 "Topolino", the 1957 Fiat 500 was the car that put Italy on wheels... well, four wheels. Designed for maximum economy of materials and with an eye toward efficient packaging of internals, the rear-engined 500 had twice the passenger capacity of its two-seat predecessor.

The one in the photos here is a late-production 500F, distinguishable by i...

Small is Beautiful

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:01, Tuesday, 18 June


An all-in-one "walking around" zoom lens is what's normally on my cameras. I like them because they're more versatile than a fixed focal length lens and have more reach than the typical 24-70mm pro zoom. (They don't have as much reach as a superzoom. In non camera nerd speak, these are "5X" rather than "10X" zooms.) 

The lack of ...

Going under the knife today

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:27, Tuesday, 18 June

Skin cancer - hey, it's Florida, right?

I expect this is just going to be a pain in the butt (well, ear) since we caught it early and since it's not the nasty variant.  Back later.



Looks like NOAA is playing the same games as a lot of other agencies
https://rogerpielkejr.substack.com/p/billion-dollar-disasters-on-steroids


Another summer weekend in Chicago
https://ogdaa.blogspot.com/2024/06/chicago-shootings-at-least-71-shot-9.html


Hm.  Decriminalize magic mushrooms, and more people abuse them.  Amazing.
https://www.sciencealert.com/an-alarming-thing-happens-whenever-magic-mushrooms-are-decriminalized


"We want all the facts about your censorship operations."
"Fat chance!"
https://mrcfreespeechamerica.org/blogs/free-speech/christian-baldwin/2024/06/17/house-gop-demanding-biden-state-dept-come-clean


"Now it goes to the armorer.  And don't burn yourself on it."
https://x.com/GunloverClub1/status/1802425374007238835


"Oh yeah, LOTS of human sacrifices, children here, but don't judge!"
https://notthebee.com/article/archaeologists-discovered-the-first-all-male-child-sacrifice-site-in-mesoamerica-and-wapo-is-out-here-telling-us-not-to-judge


I agree with Kim: stop playing 'ban the thing' and punish the little bastards, ...

Day 18

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:20, Tuesday, 18 June

 It is June 18, barely starting the hurricane season, and we already have one participant.  Potential Tropical Cyclone One, churning in the Gulf of Mexico.


That cone does not tell the tale. This storm is huge.  The rain we got yesterday in central Louisiana is directly attributable to this system.  The weather weenies are talking about rainfall concerns over a wide area,  including fl...

OF FINGERS AND TRIGGERS

by Mas in at 09:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Guns are designed to go “bang” when their triggers are depressed. Unfortunately, everyone grows up seeing thousands of images of people on TV and movie screens wielding their guns with fingers right there on the trigger. Then there’s a start...

07:55

 Because the federal government is completely myopic, they are still supposedly looking for an actual vaccine (not the shot that has been found by the 9th Circuit to NOT be a vaccine despite the CDC's change in definition) for covid.  Not sure why, but they are still throwing millions of taxpayers dollars to Big Pharma.

So they've decided to go with a nasal 'vaccine':

Unlike the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines on the market, which are injected intramuscularly, CyanVac’s vaccine, CVXGA, is inhaled through the nose.

Additionally, the vaccine will not use the lipid nanoparticle platforms used in the mRNA vaccines. Instead, the formula will be delivered via a genetically modified strain of parainfluenza virus 5. This canine virus causes kennel cough in dogs but is harmless to humans. according to CyanVac.

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