Because it surely means the opposite. And the forces of good and civil rights are about to surge forward with many successes.
There types of Lefty prognostications are invariably the inverse of reality.
And really.... it's E. J. Dionne, fer cripes sake. If he predicted the sun would rise tomorrow I'd be worried we'd enter an age of darkness.
"So please open your mind to this: Taken together, the events of 2016 and the results of the 2018 election will be remembered as the beginning of the end of the gun lobby’s power.Supporters of reasonable gun regulation have been so cowed by National Rifle Association propaganda over the past quarter-century that we are reluctant even to imagine such...
The 1911 was designed by John Browning in 1911. Of course, that’s where the name originated. It’s a single-action pistol that uses a firing pin. The “Commander” size typically has a barrel length from 4 to 4.25 inches, as opposed to the longer “Government” barrel length of 5 inches or shorter “Officer” barrel length of 3 inches. While the most common caliber used in 1911s is the .45 ACP, the SR1911 is chambered in 9mm and suits me better, since most of the guns I own are also 9mm. The 1911 has a manual thumb safety as well as a grip safety, and the single stack magazine holds 9 rounds plus one in the chamber.
The bump stock ban rule is out. Bump-fire stocks are now machineguns. To power-crazed tyrants, anyway. But, since FOPA forbids possession of machineguns manufactured or imported later than May 1986, you’ll have to get rid of them.
You want to be good, right?
I suppose you could simply destroy your bump-fire stock, but if the ATF gets hold of some retailers’ customer list and comes knocking, you’ll want some proof that you already complied. You could hang on to the properly cut up pieces (you do have an oxy-acetylene torch?) and show them that.
Or you could turn in your new contraband like a good little citizen. Mail your bump-fire stock to the ATF.
Oh. Wait. That’s “bump-stock-TYPE device.” “Type” is fairly all-inclusive. To be safe, you should send in any bump-fire assist gadgets you have on hand.
If you're thinking of seeing the new Mary Poppins film, you might want to reconsider.
The film stars Emily Blunt, a British actress in the role made iconic by British actress Julie Andrews. Miss Blunt became a naturalized American citizen in August 2015. The very next month, she told the Press that she had perhaps made a terrible mistake:
Emily Blunt said watching the Republican debate made her have second thoughts about becoming an American.
“I became an American citizen recently,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter during the Toronto Film Festival. “And that night, we watched the debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'”Alas, to be so suddenly disillusioned. Personally, I blame the Republic's lax immigration policies for her sad predicament. If only the bar were set higher, perhaps if potential immigrants had to strive ...
From Q13 Fox:
On November 19th, a woman called 911 from a bedroom closet in the 10000 block of 1st Ave. SW at 7:39 pm and said a shooting was occurring. “He broke into a house and then he murdered a 26 year old male that lived there, shot him and killed him, in his own house and then left out of the area,” said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott. We have not recovered the murder weapon, the gun and he knows that we’re looking for him, he knows the police are looking for him and he’s actively hiding from us.”
Roberts is considered ‘armed and dangerous.’
He’s 24 years...
By Jeff Gurwitch December 18, 2018 To be honest, I used to not really have much interest in adjustable gas blocks for DI (Direct Impingement) AR-15s, partly because I’ve been a piston AR guy forever (and almost all piston guns have adjustable gas systems, anyways). But the main reason for this is that the majority ...
It is playing in fewer places everyday. Belgium’s PM Charles Michel submits resignation amid migration row.
Mr Michel lost the backing of the nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) over his support for a UN migration deal signed in Marrakech last week.
His move follows angry demonstrations in Brussels against the UN pact.
Mr Michel has told King Philippe of his decision. The king has yet to announce whether he will accept the resignation.
Elections would have been in May, now they may be early as some people are calling for a confidence (or no-confidence) vote.
The backdrop? Scuffles break out at Belgium protest against UN migration pact. (Do police break out the tear-gas in reaction to “scuffles?”)
Police stepped in to disperse the crowd after projectiles and firecrackers were thrown, an AFP journalist on the scene reported. Some 90 people were detained, according to the Belga news agency....
Weather Underground: the organization whose leader Obama went to for permission to run for Illinois legislature:
Combine matter and antimatter and you get enormous energy output: E-mc2. So what is going to hapen when their love affair with Islam finally collides with LBGTQIIABCDEFG? 12/17/18 San Jose Mercury-News:
SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man hoped to kill 10,000 Bay Area residents, according to court records that reveal a chilling plan of planting bombs around Oakland and UC Berkeley, blowing up a gay bar in San Francisco, setting arson fires around the Berkeley hills and distributing poisoned cocaine in local night clubs.
Bear runs through many of the technical flaws. [More]
I have an AmmoLand piece submitted and to be posted soon highlighting some of the legal challenges coming out.
So I dig the Youtube Channel Epicurious, mostly for this series:
But they also have a series where they take people who know NOTHING about cooking and have them do something in the Kitchen. IT IS DOGSHIT! This is the mean-girls bullshit that Reality TV lives on, and it is horrible.
But they went one step further today…
Oh the Alcohol abuse with telling somebody who DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A MARTINI to make one! Why don’t you grab a city bus driver and have them do a coronary bypass surgery and we can all have a good laugh while the patient bleeds out on the table!!!
But the pain really hits when the “Expert” comes on. First up he’s an instructor in a Culinary Institute, as a general rule, t...
Sorry this took so long. It’s 157 pages of bureaucratese. And partway through I got sidetracked by a closely related issue.
The key points are:
I’ll address things as I encountered them as I read the document, so this will ramble.
Page 22 presents an important false claim.
The Department explained that when a shooter who has affixed a bump-stock-type device to a semiautomatic firearm pulls the trigger, that movement initiates a firing sequence that produces more than one shot. And that firing sequence is “automatic” because the device harnesses the firearm’s recoil energy in a continuous back-and-forth cycle that allows the shooter to attain continuous firin...
It seems weird to someone my age, but anybody much under 40 grew up in an era when film photography was the province of artistes and dinosaurs. I mean, it still sort of is, but it's definitely seeing an upswing in popularity.
Digital has been mainstream pretty much since the turn of the millennium, so if that's what you've always shot and would like to dabble with film, the video has some good pointers on what to look for when browsing the dusty offerings you'll run across.
Why do work when you can get paid for not doing the work? NYPD captain faces charges for showing up late to emergencies.
“In general, he just doesn’t do his work, and other people, captains and above, have to pick up the slack,’’ a law-enforcement source grumbled Monday of Rubin.
“He comes in late a lot . . . He doesn’t do any paperwork. He just comes in, gets his check and goes home.”
He’s been with NYPD for 28 years, but he is finally facing department charges. Which in itself is amazing.
Wilson Combat has introduced another series of special edition weapons customized to the specifications of a renown industry professional. This time they offer two weapons – Gen 4 Glock 19 and Glock 26 pistols. These handguns are made to meet the requirements of Paul Howe. For those of you who don’t know who Paul Howe is, […]
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This experimental Thompson submachine gun is kept and displayed in the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps which is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The photos of this Model 1928A1 Thompson SMG were taken by a fellow firearms researcher Marin Milchev who kindly provided them to TFB to be used in this article. The information about […]
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In 2015, the year former Mayor Ed Murray declared a state of emergency over homelessness, Seattle budgeted about $50 million to address the crisis. Four years later, Mayor Jenny Durkan’s recently released budget proposal calls for about $90 million in homelessness spending next year, and Seattle’s City Council is looking to add more.
It’s a extremely basic lesson of economics. If you subsidize something you will get more of it. By making it easier for people to live with little or no income more people are tempted to go that route and to move here from other places....
Congress cannot ban rubber bands (well they could but I do not think Staples would allow it), but they can ban semiautomatic rifles. Banning bump stocks is certainly less burdensome to gun owners than banning semiauto rifles. Time to stockpile hefty rubber bands!
The complaint is here.
And amazingly, YouTube has not taken it down.
Darn: Amazon does not seem to have woodland camo rubber bands.
So, Trump’s DOJ unilaterally and unlawfully banned bump stocks. This could be done by congress, I would think. But I don’t know that this will stand. In other news, if you have a bumpstock, you’ll be a felon in 90 days if you don’t turn it in or destroy it.
So, where’s my national reciprocity and hearing protection act I was promised?
A judge in NY ruled they are protected by the second amendment. And, quite amazingly, this:
Evidence introduced during the trial showed that at least 64,890 wood or metal nunchucks were sold in the United States in the past 23 years.
Well, if that’s a criteria for “in common use”, I’ll take it.
So, in Memphis, the police chief wants to ban guns in cars. Because they get stolen.
and we might not have to deal with them!"
Read it. Breakables and 'desire to purchase rope' warnings in effect. This is a small part of it:
From rapes to arsons to guns, Florida’s school districts are hiding countless crimes that take place on campus, defying state laws and leaving parents with the false impression that children are safer than they are.
Many serious offenses — and even minor ones — are never reported to the state as required, an investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel found. A staggering number of schools report no incidents at all — no bullying, no trespassing, nothing.
The state largely takes the districts at their word, and state law provides no penalties for administrators who allow the lies to continue. Several districts pledged to change their ways only when confront...
The S5 rocket family is unguided Soviet-made air-to-ground rockets and which comes in different warhead variants, primarily S5M (fragmentation warhead) and S5K (HEAT) warhead. The rocket is 55mm caliber but launched from 57mm tube, and is normally used by jet fighters, bombers and helicopters. You can learn more about the rocket design and construction at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-5_rocket. […]
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A federal court says New York’s ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
The more things which declared protected the easier it is to make the case than things just a little bit “up the ladder” are protected also.
It’s sad we have to start so low in some jurisdictions but it’s good we are getting decisions in our favor.
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BLANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A Clinton County school district is the latest in the Tri-State to allow teachers and other staff members to carry guns....
12/18/18 Orlando Sentinel reports that:
A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.'
U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, includ...
JAMES M. MALONEY v. MADELINE SINGAS, Nassau County District Attorney 03–CV–786 (PKC)(AYS) (E.D.N.Y. 2018) struck down the New York State ban on possession of nunchakus based on nunchakus being protected by the Second Amendment, because they are arms in common use for lawful purposes. Guarantee that New York State will appeal.
Bob F asked in comments:
What, no cornbread fingers pan? :-)Yeah, I have some of those, although I never could make cornbread in them. Momma had one she used for cornbread, but I never had much luck.
This self-delusion about Islam can take extreme forms. Glazov mentions the Norwegian activist Karsten Nordal Hauken, whose main response, after being anally raped by a Somali migrant, was to feel profound guilt over his rapist’s subsequent deportation. [More]This biological dead-end is just an outlier. Useful idiots intent on subjecting us all to their delusions are everywhere.
Garcia has a lengthy criminal record that dates back to 2002, including charges for illegal firearm possession and meth, according to the Fresno Bee. Before his 2014 deportation, Garcia had three Immigration and Customs Enforcement violations. Boudreaux wouldn’t confirm Garcia's immigration status at the time of his death or what country Garcia originated from. *Why the hell not?
How Republicans Have Damaged the 2nd Amendment- 12 Firearms News Articles That You Should Read [More]And then share...
With backing from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and key chairmen, Democrats will move to require federal background checks on all gun sales, part of a broader effort by the party to advance long-stalled gun control measures. [More]You know, that "slippery slope" we're "paranoid" about...
Mankind has probably personalized his weapons since the first Cro-Magnon put his mark on his club. Nothing makes a gift or presentation firearm more of a keepsake than the recipient’s name engraved thereon. And, yes, that can be an expensive … Read more
Crimson Trace® laser sights and tactical lights are well-known by firearms owners for meeting or exceeding their many product needs and demands in the self-defense market. The Oregon-based firearms accessory industry leader continues to offer numerous Rail Master laser sights and Rail Master Pro laser sights and lights combinations. These sights and lights will equip nearly any firearm with a standard accessory rail....
Acting AG Whittaker signed the rule today.
I will be posting more, after I’ve read the entire 157 page document.
So far, the ban appears to rest on this:
The ruling determined that the phrase “single function of the trigger” in the statutory definition of”machinegun” was best interpreted to mean a “single pull of the trigger.”
They transferred the “definition” of machinegun from the device to the user.
ADDED: 12/18/2018, 17:27ET: I am working on a detailed analysis, which I’ll publish later as a separate post (there it is). It’s bad, but there’s some mildly amusing — to me anyway — stuff in there.Carl is an unpaid TZP volunteer. If you found this post useful, please consider dropping something in his tip jar. He could really use the money, what with truck repairs and recurring bills. And...
Malone v. Singas, Eastern District of NY. The court finds that nunchucks are 2A-protected (or to be more exact, presumes that as arms they are protected, and the government failed to refute this), that they are in common-enough use, and that the government has produced no evidence that they are used in crime to the point where anyone could care.
It's rather typical of modern-day rulings in that it takes 32 pages to say this.....
I wrote a thousand words. Here's a picture instead.
Full-of-crap Outside Magazine peddles a magical mystery tale about disappearing tourists in the Himalayas.
There is only one road in and out of the Parvati Valley. It’s a narrow track—roughly paved in parts, washed-out dirt in others—along which rattletrap buses swerve and screech to a crawl with inches to spare as they pass. Mountains rise up one side, and cliffs drop precipitously down the other, often hundreds of feet to the Parvati River below. The milky blue waters, named after a benevolent Hindu goddess of fertility and devotion, seem inviting but can be a powerful, violent force.
The valley’s hillside hamlets and postcard mountai...
A new ATF documented posted today outlines the final ruling, officially banning bump stock devices once posted to the federal register. Signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, the narrative for the final rule change is 157 pages long and includes an analysis of comments submitted both in support and against a rule change, […]
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Federal Premium has been acquiring a lot of ammunition contracts throughout 2018 of notable size and prominence. The most recent contract being one for a staggering $75 Million with the United States Department of Homeland Security (US DHS). The Press Release from Federal Premium ammunition can be read below detailing it further: ANOKA, Minnesota – Federal […]
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Today I am introducing to our readers another installment from our series of articles about most expensive firearms sold in the major US auction houses. Last month, we discussed some of the most interesting, rare and unique lots consigned to the Rock Island December 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five […]
The post ...
Fire Control Unit is the company that transforms your P320 fire control unit (trigger box) into a small PDW weapon. They just posted this photo on Instagram and Facebook. At the top, they tease something called the AR320. Fire Control Unit started by capitalizing on the modularity of the P320 platform. Since the Sig Sauer […]
Today we have some photos of China’s 5.8×42mm QBZ-03 rifle. The photo above posted on 81.cn, described as “the only news portal of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army approved by the central military commission.” The QBZ-03 was developed in the late 1990s and entered somewhat limited service in 2003 with some PLA units. It feeds from […]
The Canadian gun-ban debate may prove instructive for Americans looking to avoid the consequences of hasty, emotion-driven gun legislation. Three lessons can be gleaned, with each highlighting the pitfalls of a distorted national conversation and the ineffective legislation it breeds.
Lesson 1: A failure to recognize past failures dictates calls for more restrictive legislation.
Lesson 2: Politicians prefer grand gestures over measured policies.
Lesson 3: Long term and secondary consequences are rarely considered.
Vincent Harinam & Gary Mauser
December 17, 2018
Canada’s Impending Gun Ban: Three Lessons for the U.S.
[I think there analysis is pretty good for the majority of the population who isn’t already committed to a side. The pro-freedom people already see the path we are being guided down as leading to disaster.
The anti-freedom people see the above “lessons” as features to snooker the sheep and ...
“Dude. I’m going back inside now.”
It rained last night, and also overnight. Then the water on the porch floor froze. Also the water on the stairs. Also the water on the railings and handrail. I stepped outside at seven and slid all the way to the rail, happily keeping the rubber side down this time. Aaand went right the hell back inside. Laddie and I will talk walkies when the sun comes up – and possibly use the back door on the sunny side of the cabin. That’ll be entertaining – I’m pretty sure he doesn’t suspect that door even exists since I haven’t unbarred it since the end of building season.
In a bold move to address its affordable-housing crisis and confront a history of racist housing practices, Minneapolis has decided to eliminate single-family zoning, a classification that has long perpetuated segregation. [More]Well that'll ensure a dependent constituency. And result in more flight, reduced property values and... I guess developers bribe better than house realtors?
...Opposite Day "progressive"-style... [More]
Chief Shaw's attitude sure is telling:
“From my experience and knowledge, people just don’t say that people made terroristic threats out of nowhere,” he said of the anonymous complainants. “It has to come or stem from something, so you have to help us out here.”What could go wrong?
[More]You'll be happy to know those tasked with disarmament have all the tools they need to make it home at the end of their shift after prevailing at yours.
This is a guest post from my friend and long time Federal Law Enforcement officer, John Hearne. John is a gifted instructor and skilled tactician. In this post, he reviews a book written by a guy who quit the FBI after a couple years of service. Things seem to keep getting progressively worse. These are the types of candidates we are seeing in all fields of police work these days.
A lot of us in law enforcement love to make fun of the FBI.
The Bureau is famous for hiring people who no aptitude for law enforcement who bumble round and screw up everything but are respected bureaucrats. If we’re honest, we can also cite FBI agents we’ve met who are very squared away and a credit to the profession. I think we’ve all wondered how one agency can be occupied by so many people at the extremes.
I recently got a very interesting view into this question after reading a book called “Eyes Pried Open: Rookie FBI Agent” by Vincent Sellers. The author of the book worked in corporate America but had a lifelong dream o...
In this final part of the series titled “Fairies and Firearms,” where we travel from then Isle of Skye in Scotland to Worcestershire in England and then, over to the west, to Yorkshire, you will see what it means to go on a proper British pheasant driven shooting experience. They don’t call them hunts. Hunts are for larger game animals, and are usually called stalks. In this case, as guests of The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club (Bun Club), my hubby and I traveled from the club’s conference site in Worcestershire to Ripley, Yorkshire. Victoria Knowles Lacks, the founder of the Bun Club, invited us to join her to experience driven shooting at its finest.
As luck would have it, her brother-in-law, Dave Cockshott, is the gamekeeper of Ripley Castle. Her sister, Caroline, helps him to hold the various events throughout the year — as well as runs a household, and has a few side businesses on her own. She is a mum on the go, with 2 young boys and dogs and energy everywhere.
Throughout this series, I’ve relied on photos to tell the story. Even they fa...
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) self-defense protections extend to police officers, as well as civilians. I’m going to make two points about this.
Police officers are persons, too. Of course they’re entitled to the same rights as any other person. That’s a no-brainer.
2. This police shooting was not a SYG situation.
SYG — despite common mischaracterizations in the anti-rights media — is not a “shoot first any time you panic” defense. All it does is two things.
The first: If you are in a situation in which you would otherwise be allowed to use defensive force, you don’t have to try to outrun the bad guy — or his speeding bullets — before defending yourself.
The second: By invoking SYG, the defender no longer has to prove his innocence. It becomes up to t...
[Ed: We have published this piece annually since 2015 for Bill of Rights Day each December 15. The Bill’s Second Amendment is the reason for our being, in more ways than one.] On Saturday we all should have been jubilantly celebrating the 226th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 […]
Zoltan Newberry, an older Princeton alumn, commented on Michelle Obama’s Princeton career on Quora.
Like Michelle Obama, I was a very fortunate high school student who got into Princeton. When I visited for my admissions interview I couldn’t believe how beautiful the campus was and how smart all the students looked. It just got better and better once I was there, and as I discovered nooks and crannies and trails and fields and meadows which made the campus a wonderful place to relax under a tree ...
1st sketch: 0:00 to 0:58:
Eban Robay went down to the Tremont Temple in Boston one Saturday night to hear Norman Thomas speak. Next Monday he was preaching Socialism to Enoch Turner over the back fence:
“You know, Enoch,” he was sayin’, “under Socialism a person shares everything.”
“You mean to say, Eban, that if you had two farms you’d give me one of them?”
“Ayup, Enoch, if I had two farms, I’d give you one of them.”
“You mean to say, Eban, if you had two hay rakes you’d give me one of them?”
“Ayup, Enoch, if I had two hay rakes I’d give you one of them.”
“Or if you had two hogs, Eban, would you give me one of them?”
“DARN YOU, ENOCH! YOU KNOW I GOT TWO HOGS!!!!”
Bob Bryan passed away recently at 87, and was commemorated with a posting from ...
No greater love… Authorities: Woman dies in Roseville fire saving grandson.
Lachesha Cannon, who lives in the apartment complex, told The Macomb Daily she heard a child screaming “fire, fire” and looked outside to see flames coming from a first-floor unit. She says the grandmother, who used a wheelchair, was “crawling on the ground trying to push him outside.”
The grandmother succumb to smoke inhalation. The kid was treated at the hospital, and is expected to be OK.
Century International Arms has imported a quantity of Ethiopian ammunition, and asked me to do a video on it. So, I have a three-part evaluation here: appearance and packaging, live fire testing (including velocity and consistency), and teardown and bullet weight consistency. This ammunition was produced (as best I can tell) at the Emperor Haile Selassie Ammunition Factory, established with Czech technical aid in the late 1940s in Addis Ababa. This ammunition is all headstamped 1977, made for a variety of American surplus rifles and machine guns acquired by Ethiopia including the M1 Garand, M1917 and M1919 machine guns, and M1918A2 BAR. I received this ammunition packaged in 15-round loose boxes as well as in M1 Garand en bloc clips and bandoliers.
I tested velocity using a .30-06 M1917 Enfield rifle (barrel length 26 inches). Measurements were taken at 10 feet from the muzzle, with a sample size of 15 rounds fired. I found an average...
Ok, so if you can’t tell from the pictures, the new U.S. available genuine Heckler & Koch 416 rifles are chambered in a less potent .22 caliber round than we are normally accustomed to seeing in the hands of police and military around the world. Even so, these rimfire .22LR HK416 guns will sell like […]
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Buddy at work got himself an FN .45. (Bought it at the PX?) He is kinda new to shooting and is worried about gun safety. He likes the decocker feature. He wished his S&W M&P had a way to decock the hammer.
I told him the good news. The Smith doesn't HAVE a hammer! Ta-da!
He was doing show and tell with an older inlaw that had spent 30 years in the Royal Navy. Before handing it to the Faulklands vet he un-magazined it and checked the chamber to be sure it was empty.
And good thing, too.
Just because you are a 30 year military veteran doesn't mean you won't muzzle every thing you can see in a matter of 2 seconds. So a training timeout was called and the two went over the safety brief together one more time for the first time.
Essentially, they said to file a police report with my local police, even though I gave the name and address of the San Jose resident who opened a FedEx account in my name (or rather Clayton Cramer LLC, which does not exist) on Dec. 3, and then used my credit card number two days later.
But the time to load ads and even block them with ad blockers is making many newspapers unreadable online. Yet their advertising is based on page views. At some point, casual readers will stop.
I've been looking at cast iron cookware sites recently, ad a couple of nights ago decided to look at our personal collection, which is mainly a using collection of Lodge cookware. There is nothing wrong with Lodge cookware once you get past their current practice of pre-seasoning their cookware, which feels about like a truck bed liner. Some of their earlier stuff is very slick indeed, and Belle had some pieces hanging int he rack which were crusty, from decades of cooking and baking. With her permission, I decided to clean them using the oven cleaning method.
Using the oven cleaning method, you basically put the pieces into your oven and set it on the automatic cleaning cycle. When it cools the cookware is clean, with all the crusty bits reduced to ash. Wash it thoroughly and re-season it, ad it looks as good as new. I did that, and sure enough, it worked fine. I put them in the oven last night, and when I came home from work today, I washed them, and did one re-seasoning.
Claire Wolfe and her Living Freedom Blog starts us off with Monday links.
- Eric Peters on the inscrutable god Goo-Guhl and his rule over the Internet.
- They’re tiny. They’re adorable. They have no electric service, toilet, or shower. They’re crammed cheek-by-jowl with other one-room cabins. They’re going for well over $300k apiece. (And no, they’re not in San Francisco, Manhattan, or Seattle.)
- Hahaha. For you SuperGrinches out there, here’s a jolly gingerbread house straight out of The Shining. Incredible detail!
Even more from The Other McCain and Wombat-socho: In The Mailbox: 12.17.18.
OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Obamacare Challenge – Don’t Get Your Hopes Up
Twitchy: New York Times Doing Their Part To Mainstream Raging Anti-Semitism
Louder With Crowder: MSNBC Uses Video From Obaam Years To Claim Trump Is Cruel To Illegal Immigrants
Doug Ross has ...
Mossberg has introduced a NEW 500 Persuader and 590A1 through what they are calling a Retrograde Shotgun Series. The Connecticut-based firearms manufacturer has launched the line to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary. This new series is unveiling just these 2 shotguns at the moment and are giving them a nostalgic once-over with wood furniture and […]
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The death of the shotgun as being a viable defensive tool has been greatly exaggerated. Sure, ammunition capacity is not exactly in the 30 round magazine territory, but the short range power that comes from some of today’s modern shot shells will protect Saint Nick from the overwhelming majority of beasts on his Christmas Eve […]
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The NRA has a soft spot for the police and for good reason and politics. However, they should probably address the bad shoots that officers are involved in. Not completely off topic, but it made me laugh:
A judge has ruled that Obamacare is illegal. I guess we’ll see how it fares at SCOTUS. It didn’t go my way the last time.
The story in text here:
For 15 years, the Old Bridge resident has put on a massive 70,000 Christmas light show. But, this year, instead of attracting visitors, the display brought out what Tom calls “Holiday Scrooges.”
“I mean, what else can you have? It’s Christmas lights. I mean, who wouldn’t be happy seeing Christmas lights?” asked Apruzzi.
Well, the Township, for one. Mayor Owen Henry, in a recent statement, said Tom will need to pay up – roughly $2,000 a night.
“I have always held the same position stating that the show was a go, but with proper safety measures.”
“I’m not, if you want public safety on the streets, you are going to have to take care of public safety. Y...
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik slammed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over a gun law that bans off-duty officers in the state from carrying magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Kerik tweeted a leaked memo to law enforcement signed by Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo, which said violating the law would result in a fourth-degree crime.NJ cops are protesting this law, on the grounds that it puts them at a severe disadvantage when they encounter criminal actions during off-duty hours and are required (by their terms of service) to intercede when possible.
It was his understanding that his daughter was angry when she got to school and told her teacher of the spanking, and her teacher reported it to her school. [More]Good child of the state! Informing on your parents is an old "progressive" tradition!
Lawrence issued a statement on Friday denying that they had a sexual relationship. [More]Wait a sec-- I thought we were always supposed to believe the allegations...?
A misconduct claim naming one of Kamala Harris’ top deputies arrived at the California Department of Justice three months before Harris left the attorney general’s office in early 2017. [More]Hey, look, being a successful domestic enemy is a full-time job...
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation implementing a voter photo identification mandate that was added to the state's constitution in a recent referendum, teeing up a likely veto override by Republican lawmakers. [More]So will we hear a word from any "gun groups" on why this threatens them so? Did we hear any before the election, when he made his views known?
The deadline for Congress to pass a funding bill is Dec. 21 and if he caves on getting money for his so-called “wall,” there's no reason for Democrats, or worse, his supporters, to ever take him seriously again. [More]Word.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik slammed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over a gun law that bans off-duty officers in the state from carrying magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. [More]But he's fine if it applies to you.
As a full service climate skeptic blog, I chew on a lot of the science so I can present what's going on in an easy to digest manner. This leads me into the actual temperature data sets pretty regularly which quite frankly is where the action is. When you actually look at the data it becomes immediately clear that the science is anything but settled. The planet may be warming, but if so there are some very unexpected things that remain unexplained. To me, this is the biggest source of skepticism, and it's a skepticism that's entirely justified.
As a starting point, here's a good discussion about temperature measurements. It's a bit thick going if you're not a science nerd like I am, but let me boil this down for you. The weather stations that feed data into the climate databases. For the USA - and actually most of the world, really - this is the Global Climate Historical Network, or GHCN. You can get you a copy here.
Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo issued a memorandum to local police officials on Dec. 13 reminding everyone that the prohibition of the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines also applied to off-duty law enforcement officers.
“The statute now provides that law enforcement officers are not permitted to possess large capacity ammunition magazines, i.e. magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously into semi-automatic firearms, unless while on duty or traveling to or from an authorized place of duty,” the memo read.
“This statute applies to all law enforcement officers, including those subject to on-call status. Violation of this statute constitutes a fourth degree crime,” the memo continued.
A: This is a fine demonstration of just how stupid both most gun laws and the people pushing them are.
B: Fear not, the Only ...
While not exactly Metal for Mondays, with Evanescence and Amy Lee, we are solidly in Rock and Roll. Which is good enough. (And since I make the rules…)
“Call Me When You’re Sober” is a single by Evanescence from their 2006 album The Open Door. It was actually a Top 40 single for the band. (YouTube. Browser Privacy extensions. “Video Unavailable.” Use the link above.)
The ThumpR is the special edition version of the Gunwerks ClymR rifle that we talked about earlier. This rifle is also a limited edition one specifically made for the Christmas of 2018. It is marketed as a rifle for the entire family. Thanks to the accessories it comes with it is possible to configure the […]
Gregor, aka @Scaarat on Instagram shot this awesome photo of his MP5 and collection of MP5 accessories. His photo reminds me of that iconic M4 Carbine Accessories photo. Gregor’s photo has some interesting accessories. The one that stands out the most for me are his custom wood furniture set. The handguard and stock are modified […]
The Ruger Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) has garnered some popularity for people who want a take down rifle in something other than .22lr. The Ruger PCC has also found increased popularity in states with restrictive gun laws like California and New York. While the Ruger PCC has a small picatinny rail at the bottom end […]
Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight. The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.
A Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador.
December 14, 2018
Venezuelans regret gun ban, ‘a declaration of war against an unarmed population’
[Never give up your guns. Only your enemy wants you disarmed.—Joe]
For some reason, whenever I start it now, it only shows contacts. The + button in the ,lower right that you use to enter a new phone number to call (not for adding a contact) will not appear. Restarting the phone does not fix it, nor can I find a menu choice for this.
I imagine in a full-blown national catastrophe, whether natural or man-made, being unarmed would be a prerequisite for admittance if you want your family to eat. [More]
Besides, anyone who balks at "multinational partners" is a hater who needs reeducation and/or a more intense intervention, and is certainly not to be trusted with guns. Wouldn't you agree?
[Via Dave Licht]
We opposed Hawaii’s argument that its laws against carrying firearms were long-standing, explaining that those laws existed when Hawaii was a monarchy where the reigning king or queen was sovereign — not as in the United States where the people are sovereign. [More]Return to that from which the Founders rebelled. How very Opposite Day "progressive." How very despicable.
The same week that The Weekly Standard’s troubles broke, Vanity Fair dropped a bombshell report about the struggles faced by those hip, millennial-targeted left-wing rags with the cool names and rabidly anti-Trump headlines strewn across your social media feed. Vice, Vox, Mic, Buzzfeed, Mashable — they’re all either looking for buyers or seriously reevaluating their strategies in hopes of becoming profitable. Mic laid off most of its workers. Vice and Vox are firing staff left and right. [More]Lord Vader speaks for me.
Pistol-Packing Teachers Becoming More Common in Arkansas [More]I'd be for it if for no other reason than to give "progressives" fits.
“Less Bullets, more brains. The strong don’t need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, it’s OK, you’re wrong.” [More]And what a strong man "entertainer Henry Rollins" presents himself as!
RX (singing): "A duck is an animal with its feet on the ground..."— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) December 17, 2018
Me: "It knows that a Dardick shoots a tround!"
RX: "That's a pretty smart duck."
Steve will eat almost anything. Among many others, you can see him open and eat WWII field rations.
But in this video he goes above and beyond. The MRE omelet. Perhaps the most notorious MRE ever made. Steve eats the whole thing.
I mean, what's a pile of dead bodies, and violating national borders, and arming cartels, in the name of pushing for gun control?
This crap- both the gunrunning itself and the coverups and protecting the idiots behind it- is a big reason for a lot of the "Trust you bastards? Why would I do that?" attitude toward the .gov nowadays.
Also behind the "Trust the media? That would be stupid." attitudes.
"Screw state law, we want to ban things!"
They'll be sued, they'll spend a ton of other people's money losing, and they'll proclaim their caring and virtue the whole time.
Apparently, very close to half the people working at Google are temp workers, and the lot of the Google temp worker,Ephrat Livni tells us, is a very unequal and unhappy one, invariably terminated after two years.
The campus in Mountain View is dotted with giant statues of sweets representing the company’s Android versions—Eclair, Donut, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Marshmallow. Multicolored bikes, unlocked, line the racks outside the buildings, many of which have laundromats, gyms, photo booths, and other funny statues, plus offices with kitchens containing a dizzying array of snacks. There is free lunch (and breakfast, and minimal dinners...
They had drilled into people, “don’t evacuate until told to do so,” but most people never heard the order to evacuate, so a lot of them died in their homes or in their cars when they finally decided to stop waiting for the order. Escaping Paradise | California Wildfires: The New Normal. (From ABC 10 out of Sacramento.)
This is a long video – 20 minutes or so. But it is pretty good. And it highlights a couple of important lessons.
So the county (or city) had a plan. Call people via robocalls to tell them to evacuate. They never anticipated evacuating the whole town. The system was overloaded. And then the phone lines started to burn. They never used the Emergency Alert System (radio and TV). They never used the Wireless Alert System (Cellphones). Both of those are run by FEMA, which says no alerts were passed onto them.
First, FEMA says have a radio to listen for instructions from your local authority. But if the local authorities aren’t going to communicate via radio, what the hell is the point? How many of the hand-crank-charged AM/FM/Weather band radios have been s...
There’s never a cop around when you need one. (This is Sweden, so they are hiding under the bed, fearful of being labeled “racist”.) Father of Swedish terror victim attacked by migrant who vandalised her grave – Police do nothing.
Stefan writes that the man was sentenced to expulsion in 2014, but the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court. In 2015, he was sentenced again, for the grave violation, but avoided expulsion.
The trial for repeated violations of Ebba’s grave will be held in March next year. According to the father, the vandalisation continues “on average three nights a week”.
Sweden is toast. But they brought it on themselves. (Well, Angela Merkel helped.) Hat tip to Trigger Reset.
The rules are not supposed to apply to the Judges. The rules only apply to the little people. Livingston Co. judge charged with perjury, tampering.
Here’s the “impartial” media account.
Brennan, a judge since 2005, testified last fall during a hearing before the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission to address allegations of failing to disclose a relationship with a state police officer during a murder trial. She’s also accused of using staff to perform personal tasks for her on county time.
But if you want to know what is really going on, you need to dig a little deeper. Here’s why the Judge Brennan case is Livingston County’s biggest political scandal ever.
First, she seems to be unpopular.
Judge Theresa Brennan is Livingston County’s most despised public official ever. Again, no one else is even close. We’ve seen a lot of poli...
Drumroll…..And the winner for the second set was Michael’s Predator Hunting AR with just over 43% of the votes (Jodie’s Rebel Scum came in second with Noshpatu and Valorius at a dead tie for 3rd). The randomly picked winning voter was Todd W. I would guess that having the most complete build to date along […]
When it comes to a precision rifle, the word “Expensive” comes to mind. Everyone running around with their custom actions in high dollar chassis and topped with glass that costs well over a months pay. But how much do we need to spend to get a good precision rifle? Something that will consistently group under […]
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SIG Sauer has published a press release announcing the launch of their new gun care product line. The SPEC1 Premium Firearm Care System is specially formulated by SLIP2000 for SIG Sauer. According to the company, the SPEC1 is a “non-toxic, non-hazardous, pure synthetic based lubricant with no Teflon, silicones, or petroleum distillates“. The press release quotes Tom […]
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They make 20% less than their parents did at the same age!
Oh fer... Look at the date. A week before the inauguration. So it was a study done with the over-long Obama economic malaise. 8 years of feet dragging and managing the decline. It might be different now that they've had a chance to catch up in a halfway decent economy. They'll be alright if we don't hamstring ourselves again at the next economic downturn, and extend it overlong.
Dems, plotting gun confiscation in 2019
All that? I've held that our majority on SCOTUS is decent but not really all that, even with Kavanaugh, and we really need to pick the Breyer and Ginsberg replacements, but it's not all bad. The Senate is GOP controlled and still ostensibly pro-gun. Same with the Whitehouse. I mean the Deep State has strong hooks, but...
Do you think they can really force by the House to go full confiscation THIS next year?
Oh, they are talking state efforts. Like in New Jersey with magazine limits dropping to 4, max. And they think they have momentum in Washington State to keep the gun control rolling from last session, and maybe they can start making some inroads in Florida.
To tell you the truth about Maryland.. The state may be ruled by Dems and only a liberal Repblican can get elected governor and he is squishy on gun rights especially when faced with veto proof bills but... They don't really have m...
A southwest Missouri city has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an epileptic Missouri man who was fatally shot by police after suffering a seizure while driving. [More]There are plenty of conditions that cause involuntary movements that could then be used to "clear of wrongdoing."
Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Let’s talk a little bit about “Castle Doctrine”. In this case, the homeowner shot an intruder who was unarmed and may not have been a true lethal force threat. Despite the shooting of an unarmed man, the homeowner will likely not be criminally charged. Here’s how it works….
In general, in order to shoot someone (regardless of location), you need to have a reasonable belief that your attacker is going to kill you or cause you very serious injury. Each state abides by these basic guidelines, but every state generally has a different term for “serious injury”. In Ohio, serious injury is called “serious physical harm”. Other states call it: grievous body injury, grievous bodily harm, or grave physical danger. All of them have separate legal definitions, but they mean pretty much the same thing. An injury that causes maiming, disfigurement, broken bones, or is likely to land you in the hospital wo...
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Grace Callahan in a shotgun shooting instructor at Griffin & Howe Shooting School, located at Hudson Farm in New Jersey, and a Syren dealer. She’s also a rising star in the Sporting Clays world and is currently ranked 4th in the All American Points Race for the Ladies division. She’s been a Master Class shooter since September of 2015 – which means she did well enough against the boys to get the “punches” to move up each class and had her first registered shoot in May of 2010 at age 15. Along with her High Lady win at the North Central Regional (besting the current National Ladies NSCA Champion by 3 targets), she has multiple wins at high profile events this year.
I love a good monster movie, but the 1998 version of Godzilla was SO bad, I passed on the 2014 version. It was a mistake. Turns out it’s a pretty good monster movie. And a VERY good Godzilla movie. Aside from the original Japanese Gojira from 1954 – which if you can find a version (NOT the Raymond Burr, American Movie Industry monstrosity) is worth a look – this might be the best Godzilla movie ever. Most of the 1950s/1960s Godzilla franchise were just awful. (Though there was some humor in the series. More on that below.)
The 2014 movie had problems. But most “blockbusters” do.
The sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters, is due out next year. It could be good, and it could be bad. In the meantime, here’s the 2014 Trailer
I had a chance to visit Hire Arms in Johannesburg – a movie arms supply company. Among many other things in their collection, they had an assortment of extremely crude handmade firearms confiscated from poachers in Zimbabwe. As something we don’t see much of here in the US, I thought they were pretty interesting, even if just in a train wreck sort of way. So I pulled out a couple of the most unusual to put on camera.
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As Glenn Reynolds says, "Get Woke, Go Broke." American Spectator on the way in which destroying the moral center of BSA is tied to the Swamp-Dwellers.
for his repeated lying under oath.
To my eye, the situation is even more disturbing than the press reporting suggests. It appears that there is no 302 of the Flynn interview. The 302 dated August 22, 2017, which Mueller submitted to the court, documents an interview of Peter Strzok, not of Flynn. It appears that this interview of Strzok took place on July 19, notes of the interview were drafted the next day (July 20), and the 302 was approved and entered into the FBI’s files on August 22. The question obviously arises: Where is the Flynn 302? FBI procedures would have called for a report within a few days of the interview. It is not that there wasn’t one for seven months. For now, it looks like none has been produced at all.
Gee, the EffingBI- again- not even following its own damned procedures.
1) So this is what @Comey told the House last week about agen...
Today’s Photos are from this hot summer’s Exercise Archipelago Endeavor. The Swedish Marines of 1:st Marine Regiment aboard the island of Korso, Harsfjarden, Sweden, together with the U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 conduct an amphibious assault from a Swedish Combat Boat 90. Exercise Archipelago Endeavor was an integrated field training exercise to increase […]
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The outdoor lifestyle reality series – “Eva Shockey’s Outdoor 101” – is slated to launch on Monday, December 17, 2018 on Facebook Watch at 9 p.m. PT. The six-episode series chronicles the adventures of acclaimed outdoor enthusiast, conservationist and author Eva Shockey and her family as they traverse her adopted home state of North Carolina.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of our work with Facebook Watch. When we set out to develop the digital series, the aim was to create content that spoke to a community of outdoor adventure seekers and build an ongoing social dialogue about the world outside,” said Shockey. “Through ‘Eva Shockey’s Outdoor 101,’ my first foray into lead hosting duties, I want to mobilize and motivate my millennial peers to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. And I want to showcase how much fun it can be to raise a future nature-lover in the process!”
About that mysterious memo obtained by KSTP, which was being sent to law enforcement and FFLs… except no FFL had seen it, and which I’ve been trying to get from them since December 4th: I finally got a definite reply from KSTP’s Beth McDonough, who broke the story.
The memo at last. Um…
Well, at least one page of it.(click to enlarge)
McDonough said that she only had one page.
Note that rather than ...
Boy, I was feeling rich when I went to town yesterday. By the time I was done replacing the (nearly new) rear shocks and a coolant hose on the Jeep, not so much. But the rules of synchronicity have always been that I don’t always get what I want but what I need usually comes around if I keep my eyes open. In this case, a cash windfall arrived a few hours before I learned I needed to spend more money on the Jeep. So I’m not bitching. The busted shock is fixed (I’ll get to the other one probably tomorrow if the weather holds) and a leaking coolant hose is replaced.
Belle ad I decided to put the tree up in the barn this Christmas, since that's where the festivities will commence. She had the grandsons get it out of the attic today, and superintended the installation.
I shot film pretty consistently all through 2015 and then it sorta ground to a halt.
I don't develop film at home because there's not really any way to do so here at Roseholme Cottage. It's a tiny frame structure completely devoid of windowless interior rooms, and even the basement has glass brick windows along the long walls. I could use a dark bag and tanks, but that's a pain.
Anyway, what happened was that as that year drew to a close, I'd built up a backlog of around a dozen rolls of exposed film, plus a couple test rolls loaded in cameras, and I was like "That's it. No more film shooting until I reduce this backlog."
To send them in to The Darkroom, I need to pull out my little portable printer (which I'd bought for more or less this purpose), print out my order form, stick it in the little film mailer along with up to four rolls of film (the most that fit in one mailer) and send it off.
So discovering that Robert's could do it on-site was a revelation.
Without thinking, I dropped the stuff off and, as though I were back at one of the photolabs where I worked when Bush the Elder was still POTUS, breezily answered "...
On this installment of Concealed Carry Corner, Carrying While Cycling, we’ll discuss the potential dangers to cyclists, which aren’t much different than my previous post of Concealed Carrying While Jogging. We’ll also discus the various ways to conceal your weapon while cycling, which will differ from the Jogging post to some degree. We’ll also touch […]
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Everything I was told to fear about being openly gay has become a reality in being openly conservative. The fear of being fired, harassed, called dehumanizing names, bullied, and denied access to public life (even violence) are all realities I face today as a conservative.
By the very nature of the left’s views on what constitutes “hate,” I am incapable of freely expressing myself on any public forum without very careful editing and presentation. I never truly experienced hate until I came out as a conservative.
Chad Felix Greene
December 11, 2018
The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay
[I was recently told that a certain organization had a reputation of being a bunch of conservatives… “But they aren’t all bad.”
In her mind “conservative” was a synonym for “bad” and she didn’t want to have anything to do with “people like that”.—Joe]
Figured I better rattle this thing to see if it still works. It's been an interesting couple of months, but not necessarily interesting in a blogging manner.
Once fall arrives, many of our weekends are taken up by college football. Those events do lead to some opportunities to enjoy a good drink and cigar, as mentioned here. Although the games and tailgating events are fun, they do conflict with shooting events. To my chagrin, it's been over two months since I was able to shoot a match. Even more regrettable, even a quick trip to the range is a nearly month old memory at this point.
I've had a few work-related trips of late as well. Those do take time away from the more pleasurable activities. On the bright side, those trips also offer opportunities to enjoy interesting food...
Chicks is stoked to kick off 2019 in Ouray, Colorado with our signature women’s ice climbing clinics.
Twenty years ago our founder, Kim Reynolds, identified a huge difference in the numbers of women climbers vs men and their roles in climbing. Particularly in ice climbing, she noted, “ As I watched the sport of climbing grow, I saw few women taking the lead in this seemingly intimidating activity. I saw an opportunity for women to learn from other women and gain the confidence needed to become proficient, self-reliant climbers and climbing partners”.
OK, Christmas music didn't really need saving (other than when the Puritans ruled England and its American colonies in the mid 1600s and banned Christmas). But William Sandys put together the first modern collection of Christmas Carols in his 1833 book, Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern. Published just as the Victorian period was getting under way (the Victorians were famously sentimental about Christmas, among other things popularizing the idea of the Christmas Tree), Sandy's book made famous the core of what we recognize as Christmas Carols: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, The First Noel, I Saw Three Ships, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
Here is a little playlist of Sandys' collection. Yeah, he didn't really "save" Christmas music, but he sure wrote it all down.
From Quora, a pretty interesting story.
In 1942, H K. Madhawl, a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming discovery (despite the fact that there had been reports of bones on the lake shore since the mid 19th century). At an elevation of 15,750 feet, near the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. Roopkund Lake, in the state of Uttarakhand, India, was a six-foot-deep glacial lake that typically remained frozen year round.
What he saw up there confused everyone. At first, i...
If you make money available to .gov bureaucrats, they will spend it, for fear you will take it away in the future. Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight.
California wildfires have been on my mind since I ran across some videos that offered more information about the Camp Fire than I was getting from the media. (See my post on that at this link.)
This report covers a review of fire suppression efforts for a fire in Big Sur two years ago, known as the Soberanes Fire.
In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a bulldozer operator, then moved into remote wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest. Yet for nearly three more months the attack barely let up.
The Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books, costing $262 million as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls an “extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-bustin...
The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 12.13.18
OVER THE TRANSOM
Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Interesting Articles Found On Ancipient.com
EBL: Troy: Fall Of A City
Twitchy: CBS Pays Actress Eliza Dushku Millions In Secret #MeToo Settlement
Louder With Crowder: Boy Scouts Consider Bankruptcy After Years Of Sex Abuse Coverup, “Progressive” Policies
And also, The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 12.14.18. (Wombat-socho has been a machine since he recovered from his illness a month or so back.)
OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Eliza Dushku And CBS Bull
Twitchy: Federal Judge Rules Key Parts Of Obamacare Unconstitutional
Louder With Crowder: John Stossel Exposes The Real Numbers on Global Mass Shootings
According To Hoyt: Bad Bad Futures That Didn’t Happen – The Serial Number Version
Pirate’s Cove – ...
But this video is troubling:
This video says 300 rounds in two minutes as a series of bursts. If this was being done with a belt fed, why stop firing? He would not have exhausted his belt. Most of these sound like 5.56mm, not 7.62 NATO. The later bursts are very inconsistent--not what I would expect of a beltfed weapon, but a bump stock used by someone now tired.
This video provides an explanation of how they work. How you would distinguish this from a belt fed by sound eludes me.
who has a meme that's basically "Guns are for weak people, you're wrong if you think otherwise." Which is stupid on its face for a variety of reasons, but Burkhead has his own response for a lot of people:
Yes, guns are tools for the weak. They are what give the weak a fighting stance against aggressors who are stronger than them. If you really think that worshiping the strong over the weak is a good thing, I have only one thing to say to you:
Crack open a history book.
If, however, you think that justice demands that the weak, faced with a violent encounter, to return safely to their loved ones then you can’t ask for a better option than to allow them to be armed, to be armed with weapons that do not rely on strength or lifelong dedication in developing skill.
My response anymore to idiots who pop up with "You can learn to protect your self unarmed, guns are bad!" is "So people who're ...
kid gets sick. Border Patrol sees to medical help, but kid dies. The left:
"TRUMP POLICY AND THE BORDER PATROL MURDERED THIS CHILD!"
Ah, the left, predictable as always.
Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why he wants a hideously expensive huge wristwatch, historically associated with the Italian Navy.
If my children someday ask me about a certain personal extravagance, I will blame the Axis Powers.
On December 18, 1941, Luigi Durand de la Penne and five of his comrades were ahead of schedule. They stopped to eat figs and drink cognac, when, to their great fortune, they saw two British battleships and a British destroyer entering the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt. These men were part of Italy’s elite frogman unit, the Decima Flo...
By Nathan Barton
Terrorists kill Israelis? No mention of terror. Israelis kill terrorists? No mention of terror. Just poor Palestinians. Guardian headline omitting ‘terrorists’ sparks outrage in Israel.
Website of Britain’s left-wing Guardian paper says “Israelis and Palestinians killed in West Bank violence” without stating that the Palestinians were terrorist gunmen who deliberately targeted Israelis • Israel is fighting back against biased coverage.
But then the Guardian isn’t known for its balanced, unbiased coverage.
This also highlights what a REAL group of refugees looks like. U.N. estimates two million more Venezuelans will flee their homeland in 2019.
First the why. Why are so many people (as much as 17 percent of the pre-collapse population) leaving the country?
Eduardo Stein, the joint UNHCR-IOM special representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, said Venezuelans are fleeing their home due to hunger, insecurity and lack of access to basic medical care.
And what does a group of refugees look like?
“They are families, women alone, children, young boys and girls, all in conditions of extreme vulnerability,” he said in a statement. “All of them saw no other option than to leave their country — sometimes walking for days — seeking to live in dignity and build a future.”
Not like the “migrant caravan” or the “refugees” who literally invaded Europe over the past few years – both groups where mostly, predominantly male.
I guessing that “Wanting to get in on the ground-floor of “Skynet” isn’t one of the reasons. Why Australia Needs Robot Tanks.
“Greater reliance on autonomous systems and unmanned platforms makes a great deal of sense, given the small size of our military,” says Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Who knows? Maybe this will evolve into the BOLO program. But somehow I don’t believe that we will get Autonomous Weapons done right.
Frank Iannamico’s new book on the Smith & Wesson Model 76 submachine gun is in fact a book about much more than just the Model 76. It begins with several sections on earlier S&W 9mm carbines, like the 1940 “Light Rifle” and 1945 SMG. These sections taken alone are the most informative material on these guns published anywhere, to the best of my knowledge. The book then continues to discuss the history, development, and variations of the Swedish M45/B submachine gun, aka the Swedish K (including the Egyptian licensed copy, the Port Said).
Only at this point does t...
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