Tuesday, 09 August

09:55

Time’s editors showed in July 1994 that they believed their job was not to uncover the truth but to provide political cover to Democrats in Washington. It’s only gotten worse since then, but I believe this incident formally marks the end of the “mainstream media” as we once knew it. Like many other countries in Europe and elsewhere, we now have a politicized media in the United States. But unlike other countries, in all but a few cases our media refuses to acknowledge its ideological affiliation. So added to bias, you have hypocrisy.

Kenneth R. Timmerman
August 6, 2022
Ex-Time reporter: The day I knew journalism had died in America
[It may have been the day Timmerman recognized journalism was a propaganda arm of the Democrats but that kind of crap was happening long before that. I have heard first hand stories from the late 1970s. It probably wasn’t new then. I suspect journalism has always been biased and hypocritical.—Joe]

You'd think that a hotel owner would have been more sensitive about boosting some mementos of your stay on the way out the door. https://t.co/3sdfWBUVa8

— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 9, 2022

The NYC police department is becoming even more sorely depleted than it was.  Not surprisingly, cops are leaving the Big Apple's force without full pensions, just to get out.

It's so bad that even the illegals don't want to be there.

It's not that far from Snake Plissken territory.

Chicago isn't that far behind.  They're even losing their football team to the suburbs.

That's what blue voting will get you.

Raid

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:40, Tuesday, 09 August

 So, the FBI served a search warrant on the Mar-A-Lago home of Donald Trump.  The premise for the warrant seems to be some documents that the National Archives claim may be classified.  Many on the right are outraged, using this as just another example of the political polarization in the country, and another example of the FBI harassing political opponents of the current administration.

Some on the left think that if Donald Trump is convicted of a felony, it will disqualify him from running for another term.  I have read the Constitution and see no such impediment.  I'm not a lawyer, and I may well have missed something.

I am concerned about the political weaponization of the FBI and the DOJ.  The Biden administration seems to have little reticence in jailing their political enemies.  These folks are setting up a political climate that they might not want to live in, in the coming years.  The pendulum always swings back.

Once again, the FBI seems to be doing the political bidd...

Virtual Tour of the Polish Army Museum

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 09:27, Tuesday, 09 August

https://youtu.be/7iMhR0_dpfI

On my recent trip to Warsaw, I spent some time filming guns in the collection of the Polish Army Museum. In an effort to create something of a library of museum tours, I made sure to take some time to film a short virtual tour of the exhibits for you – note that I did this after the museum had closed, so there is nobody else in the halls.

Also note that the museum is in the process of slowly moving to a new location, so some of their exhibits are not on display (notably material form the 19th century). They do still have a full Winger Hussar on his mount, though! Outside the main building is a vehicle park with a very cool assortment of armor and aircraft, but the inclement weather prevented me from filming that (sorry).

If you find yourself in Warsaw, it is definitely worth stopping in to see the museum.I found the sections on Polish underground manufacturing and the Warsaw Uprising particularly unique. This museum may not have the popular awareness of the dedicated Warsaw Uprising Museum, but it has artifacts that are every bit as good (if not better, but you didn’t hear me say that…). You can find the Museum&...

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Vera Koo’s first book, her memoir, is titled “The Most Unlikely Champion.” This book is an easy read, and tells an incredible tale of a woman who immigrated to the United States from China at a young age. Vera explains her life story, and spares no details – no matter how intimate or challenging.

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Ready for Fall Semester

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 00:39, Tuesday, 09 August

The last time I taught American History, it was a face-to-face class.  Preparing to teach online has gobbled much of my summer.   All the PowerPoints and cute little stories of which those notes remind me need to be written.   Blackboard has Course Documents which are roughly equivalent to a face-to-face lecture along with the textbook reading for each week.  Of course I include maps, pictures, and videos as appropriate (Gatling Gun in use, machine tools in action for American Industrial Revolution), the opening scene of Glory, the Battle of Cowpens from The Patriot, Washington's inauguration from John Adams.  Stirring drama that tell the stories in ways both educational and entertainingA surprisingly reverent and respectful rap version of "The Ride of Paul Revere."

Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — August 9, 2022

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Tuesday, 09 August

August 9th, 1831 was the birthday of James Paris Lee (August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904). He was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles. — Some sad news:  ‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor Roger E. Mosley Dies At 83. SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on …

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Rainwater Harvesting – Part 1, by K.R.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Tuesday, 09 August

Imagine that you have a 2,000 square foot cabin in the Inland Northwest and a spring rain shower thunders by that drops an inch of rain. If you were equipped to capture the rain that hit the roof of your cabin, you would have just picked up over 1,200 gallons of water. Rainwater harvesting is an easy win that can provide a significant supply of water. With a relatively small investment, you can provide a significant amount of water that you can use for gardens, washing, animals, firefighting, and–if treated–drinking. At the very least, capturing your rainwater as a redundant …

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Tuesday, 09 August

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today’s focus is on wildfires, throughout the American Redoubt region. Idaho Coming up on August 27th, in Stanley, Idaho (pictured above, in a photo recently snapped by Avalanche Lily): Sawtooth Salmon Festival. o  o  o Wildlife officials euthanize grizzly responsible for livestock attacks around Boundary County. …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Tuesday, 09 August

“A man’s house is his castle and fortress, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium.” (The Latin at the end translates as ‘and each man’s home is his safest refuge.’) – Sir Edward Coke, The Institutes of the Laws of England (1628)

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Some football bro (Chris Ballard?) has an opinion:

Wow.  The more I see stuff like this online, and hear people talking in person I’m pretty sure that a large percentage of Americans actually think you can just walk into a gun store and buy AUTOMATIC guns.

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Via Alice Smith:

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Sounds plausible.

Monday, 08 August

21:55

Thanks to Steve for sharing this particular news item. Once more, we see the evil hand of government in causing and prolonging human suffering – and in killing people. This time, in dealing with the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease.

It was a common theme in science fiction back in the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The post-apocalyptic mob lynching the poor, innocent, knowledge-seeking scientists because it was science that created the nuclear weapons and other devices that destroyed the world.

That meme shows its age in our era. For the past two-and-a-half years we have been begged and commanded to “follow the science” and time and time again. Even while it has been demonstrated that “science” has not had anything to do with the Lockdown and the mandates and the so-called vaccines and all the rest of the Pandemic Panic. At least not real science – a rational search for facts and understanding of how creation works. Not real science: rather, “government science.”

Actually, another common SF theme of the era fits in better with the 2020s: how following a collapse of ci...

First Thoughts About the Trump Raid

by admin in The War on Guns at 21:27, Monday, 08 August

Three immediately come to mind:

  • They must have put the squeeze on someone in his inner circle.
  • He nominated Chris Wray despite clear warning signs.
  • They need to distract from Hunter Biden.

It’s been a long day. I’m gonna go unwind.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 54: 8.6 BLK, Cody Wilson, & the FPCWelcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 54! Part of why I like the podcast medium so much is that it gives the direct sources of information a chance to speak directly with the intended audience, rather than have them filtered and editorialized through media sources. Although the information in the podcast still might be curated for […]

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POTD: Slovenian Police with HK416A5, G28 and FN F2000SThe Slovenian National Police Force’s tactical police unit is known as Specialna Enota Policije (SEP), which translates as “Special Police Unit.” The SEP is used to carry out counterterrorism operations and other risky jobs that are too dangerous or challenging for the ordinary police force. They’re known as the “Red Panthers” and can be seen here […]

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RSM MINI-50Hello and welcome to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many guns, sports, ammunition, and trends. Last week, we talked about the new Fletcher Rifle Works Bandera OpenTop 11/22 pistol. Since that article was posted, I’ve had the opportunity to take it to the […]

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Dad Joke CCXXI

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 16:04, Monday, 08 August

I could tell you that a zebra is a carnivore but I'd be lion. 

The Secret Lives of Engineers

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 17:03, Monday, 08 August

Partner in Grime is Mechanical Engineer.  Or at least he TELLS me he is.  :-)  For you see I've never actually seen his workplace or a paycheck, but large amounts of money just show up in our savings account.  I tease him a little about it.

I had returned a day early from a short business trip and on the clothesline downstairs where my husband had done some laundry while I was away, were all these gloves.  Dozens of gloves, all stained with dark rust-like colors that wouldn't come out.

I hear the back door open, then footsteps in the kitchen followed by a creak at the top of the stairs .. . I peer up and ask him as I hold up one of the creepy stained gloves.

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She'll always be Sandy.






And Terpsichore.

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Wax Bullets - in COmments

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:46, Monday, 08 August

 A commenter asks a question we get all the time in CFDA shooting.

Does shooting wax bullets extensively cause any issues with the bore? I imagine wax is easier to remove and clean out than lead and/or copper.

Wax does foul the bore, and competitive shooters clean the bore about every 20 shots. However, the common solvents for lead and copper don't work very well on wax.  So, we have developed our practice to match the problem. Hoppe's bore solvent is worthless for wax.

Brake cleaner, like you can buy at the auto parts store (or the Dollar Store) works well for wax.  As does carb cleaner.  Some people use WD-40, which seems to do as well as anything.

A fouled bore is not as accurate as a clean bore, and wax tends to foul faster than lead.  Much faster.  A competitive round is generally 6-8 shots, so every 3rd round, go run a brush through the bore.

What idiot prohibitionists can never seem to get in their heads about racism is that judging someone’s worth based on the group they were born into, instead of by their words and actions as individuals, is flat-out collectivism. The only people who do that are collectivists. And we see Busse trying to do that here. For a guy who is trying so hard to present himself as “woker than thou” and holding the moral high ground, that’s pretty contemptible. But at least the paycheck’s steady. [More]

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Simple Simon

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:38, Monday, 08 August

SIMON: And why not just call the police? [More]

Since it’s obvious how the anti-gun male is trying to steer things, pretty unsuccessfully, by the way, she should have just answered “What are you, a f-ing idiot?” and then asked if there were any men she could talk to.

[Via Jess]

 

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Desperate California Anti-Gunners Wreck Junior Shooter Clubs [More]

If they can’t keep them ignorant, how else do you expect “gun tragedies” to occur?

[Via Antigone]

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Who Were Those Masked Men?

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:05, Monday, 08 August

Former Capitol Cop Edward Travis Page provided proof that he’s legit
— shared texts that he says are from Brian Sicknick, blaming “Antifa” on January 6th.
— says that January 6th committee witnesses LIMITED in what they’re allowed to say (i.e. can’t give both sides) [More]

So we’re being lied to by seditious conspirators…?

[Via bondmen]

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Wanting and Getting

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:58, Monday, 08 August

Gun Shop Owner Wants ATF Auditor Investigated for Using Her Personal Phone to Photograph Documents [More]

As I’ve surmised before, we’re going to need two things to happen: First, the Republicans are going to have to not blow the “red wave” and reclaim House Oversight and Senate Judiciary, and second, unlike with “Gunwalker,” they’re going to have to strap ’em on and get serious about investigating and prosecuting all the way to the top.

[Via bondmen]

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Lost in Transit

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:51, Monday, 08 August

The documentary exposed that only “like 30%” of weapons given to Ukraine reached their final destination. [More]

At least the ones provided to citizen volunteers are accounted for

[Via bondmen]

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We’re the Only Ones Specially Trained Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:46, Monday, 08 August

In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors say former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson used his law enforcement training to block police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol from a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021. [More]

They train you to block police officers?

Or more likely they want to make an example out of him just in case any others are getting ideas on orders not to obey and when it’s appropriate to be a citizen first…?

[Via bondmen]

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A Growing Trend

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:38, Monday, 08 August

Man arrested after 3 killed in China kindergarten stabbing [More]

When will enough be enough?

When will their government admit that knife ownership in China is a human rights violation?

[Via bondmen]

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Voting with Their Wallets?

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:15, Monday, 08 August

As lawmakers debated how to place new restrictions on firearms, many Americans opted to show their support for the Second Amendment by purchasing a new gun. [More]

I wouldn’t automatically make that motivation assumption.

[Via bondmen]

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:09, Monday, 08 August

Being a sanctuary city is all fun and games until the migrants actually show up [More]

Rather than spread them out, they ought to bus them all to DC.

[Via bondmen]

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On the Offensive…

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:38, Monday, 08 August

Illegal Alien Suspect in Kidnapping of 12-Year-Old Girl Also Faces Capital Murder Charges [More]

Hey, “no one is illegal“!

[Via Michael G]

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Escape from New York

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:29, Monday, 08 August

Assaulted bodega worker flees NYC for the safety of… the Dominican Republic [More]

He has a point:

While crime is “a moderate threat,” the murder rate in the country is lower than many US cities and has been on the decline for years.

[Via Michael G]

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Well, maybe to civil war, or civil disturbance or outright insanity but my guess is it will not be nice no matter what the judgement. What countdown - the bit over one week we have left until the Supreme Court's current session eds for the summer and thus the countdown until their decision on the case,  Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, that may or may not overturn Roe versus Wade. More at the source.
 
There are extremists on both sides of the abortion issue while I believe both ready, willing and able to cause massive civil disturbances if they do not get the decision they want. I honestly believe though that those on the left might be willing to start a civil war should Roe v. Wade be overturned. In fact, should it not be overturned, I still think it likely those on the left will create violent civil disturbance while they celebrate - much like the Ch...
 ...but probably would also resign, or even do something more drastic to show my repentance if I had been one of the law enforcement officers in the hallway during the school shooting in Uvalde. They evidently never even tried to open the classroom door of the classroom in which children were being massacred. That is if the report I just read is true, that the damned door reportedly was unlocked all the time they stood there doing nothing - until they finally went in - which was of course way too late for so many young children and two teachers. More on the door and other related issues at the source.
 
What could cause them to stand there waiting for something for which they did not need to wait. Having been in law enforcement for 32 years I can think of several things that could cause them to do that but cannot think of one that will excuse...

 ...or at least the arses of his military men and allies in the American Revolution, aka: The War Of Independence. So you can imagine how bewildered was I when I was looking at a revolver on Gunbroker.com when I saw the condition of it was rated  by the King's Firearms Condition Standards. 

I do not recall seeing them in a lifetime of shooting until to'day. Here they are in case you are wondering:

The King's Firearms Condition Standards For Modern Firearms

 Grade 10 : New in box, a grading of 10 means the firearm is as it came from the factory with all the factory paperwork ect included. Not used.

Grade 9 : LNIB, a grading of 9 means the firearm is used but appear to be in a new in box condition. Will not show wear. Possibl...

 ...and by fix I mean as in a shot of dope due to an addiction (figuratively of course because I don't shoot horse). Literally, what I mean is a fix for my addiction to Hessney Firearms auctions, they are holding an online Sportsman Auction tomorrow, starting at 10 AM NY time.
 
Damn, I already have bids in amounting to $617.50 and expect to bid on several more items. Of course, that does not mean I will have the high bids on anything but I do expect to have the highest bid on at least one lot (not telling which one now) if my predetermined max bid winds up being good.

All the best,
Glenn B

Before The Munsters!

by Glenn B in BALLSEYE'S BOOMERS at 19:15, Friday, 17 June

 
In the Munsters, she looked like this: 
 
This is the best Grateful Dead album cover by far, as I see it. In fact, I have never seen a better album cover than this one (although the first Black Sabath album cover comes darned close), not from any musician or musical group. 
 

buy, Buy, BUY AMMO NOW

by Glenn B in BALLSEYE'S BOOMERS at 23:03, Wednesday, 15 June

If you are short on 5.56x45mm ammo, I suggest you had best buy it now because sources have been quoted as saying Winchester has been ordered to stop selling Lake City M855 and SS109 to the civilian market. According to an article I just read, that ammo supposedly makes up about 30% of the 5.56 ammo in the market. Now, while that may be true, I think that figure seems rather high but if the Biden Administration actually put out such an order it will definitely adversely affect ammo supplies. Read about it at the source.

I look at it this way, as long as you don't need to hump it over hill and over dale - you cannot have enough ammo. Makes me think of the old movie Gunga Din with Sam Jaffe in the title roll. At one point, in battle, the troops called out to him: 
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 You got to hand it to the police this time around. They responded within a couple minutes to a summer camp from which they had received a call about an active shooter and they quickly terminated the threat with extreme prejudice (nothing racial implied although I am sure the sacks of shit at BLM will say otherwise because the shooter was black).

There are other good guys, other than the police that is. One of them took immediate action, of an unknown type at the time I write this, to confront the shooter prior to police arriving. As he confronted the alleged bad guy, other camp staff immediately moved the children to safety behind locked doors. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter reportedly fired at least one shot inside the camp. 

When the cops got there - reportedly within only 2 minutes of receiving a 911 call, they immediately entered, sought out the shooter, found the shooter in the gym reportedly where children were present and engaged & shot him. The alleged shooter wound up dying later at a local hospital. More at ...

One week ago the pre order went live for-

In Defense of the Second Amendment

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87,000 More IRS Agents!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 14:08, Monday, 08 August

Well, Manchin and Sinema sold out and the democrats (with Vice President Harris voting to break the tie) successfully passed their hilariously-named “Inflation Reduction Bill.”

Beyond the deluge of dollars going to regulate the planet’s climate and to fund every left-wing cause, there is one other really key detail, which Raheem Kassam puts into the correct perspective. Read it, and look forward to your own next audit.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner Charles P. Rettig told Congress his agency wouldn’t increase audits on households earning...

Enrolled Agent: Conservatives Have Nothing to Fear From Beefed-up IRS as Long as They Haven’t Cheated [More]

How is this any different from “You won’t object to us searching you and your premises without a warrant and talking to you without your attorney if you have nothing to hide”?

And who believes this fascist dweeb has actual “GOP friends”?

[Via Michael G]

Tangentially-related UPDATE:

Look at some of the replies. [More]

Most of those will never even question things unless they’re caught in the net. Most have never considered the implications behind “He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass...

Spider & the Fly

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:04, Monday, 08 August

Stormy Seas for Latin America’s Second Pink Tide [More]

Also in this update:

  • WHO hires a British commie
  • Victims of Communism Museum

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How Else Will He Create an Open Society?

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:57, Monday, 08 August

George Soros Is Aiding Illegals Sneaking Into The US [More]

What kind of antisemite would be against that?

Besides, it’s not like this has anything to do with that “single issue.”

[Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Safe Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:49, Monday, 08 August

Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood recently unveiled his plan to put gun safes containing AR-15 rifles in schools so school resource officers can respond faster to a school shooter, rather than standing by and waiting for local police to respond to the scene. [More]

I don’t suppose one in every classroom for the actual “first responders” is in the cards…?

[Via Robert J]

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Who Could Have Seen THAT Coming

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:38, Monday, 08 August

New: The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of “No Shoot Zones” on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition.. [More]

Can you really blame him for following the example set by every “gun-free zone” and supported by every “commonsense gun safety group” and  Democrat politician in America?

[Via Michael G]

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Lost in All the Hoop-Dee-Doo…

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:27, Monday, 08 August

Holyoke Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession of Machineguns [More]

That is, for possession of forced reset triggers

And not to be forgotten, for possession of “the birthright of an American“…

[Via Jess]

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An Historical Understanding

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:13, Monday, 08 August

The State of Minnesota also filed its own motion for summary judgment, which …  went on to say … that “18-20 year old women are also not covered by the plain text of the Second Amendment.” [More]

I once wrote a speculative article (way pre-Heller) I can’t find now that basically made the case that the only women mentioned in U.S. Code are “female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.” My intent was to set up a staged lawsuit with a (friendly) FFL refusing to sell a gun to a (friendly) woman and having it overturned on equal protection grounds.

I wonder if the statute now needs to be amended to add the words “self-identified”…

[Via Jess]

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And They Say There are No Stupid Questions

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:36, Monday, 08 August

Will Richmond’s gun ‘buyback’ curb violent crime? [More]

No. Of course not. Any fool could see that it won’t.

Even the feds have admitted it.

But it gets headlines, giving kneejerk Democrat voters ignorant enough to give power to incompetent frauds like Stoney a false sense that they are “doing something.”

[Via Mack H]

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Last week, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols sentenced Carter to nine months in federal prison for the theft of public funds. [More]

So … “illegal” gun … impersonating being a fed … but he’s not a “prohibited person” after all the other charges were dropped?

Guess that wouldn’t look good on Schneider’s guncreds.

I wish I thought a FOIA would do any good here…

[Via Michael G]

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I’m Gonna Put Them on Speed Dial

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:14, Monday, 08 August

Federal Prosecutor Sets Up Hotline for Reporting, Among Other Things, People “Espousing … Hate-Filled Views” [More]

So I should report Lotte?

[Via Michael G]

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As Long as We’re Talking AstroTurf…

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:02, Monday, 08 August

The most high-profile effort has come from Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who has emerged as one of the most prominent critics of what he describes as the corrupting influence of dark money on the court. He has proposed a bill that would treat amicus filers more like lobbyists, subjecting them to registration and financial reporting. [More]

While Sheldon gets to influence as a perk.

That’s pretty rich, considering the indignation is being stirred up by a Bloomberg Machine beneficiary. You know, the same machine that has for years been quietly setting up infrast...

Nothing to See Here

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:19, Monday, 08 August

Leaked ATF Resignation Letter Shows Agents’ Frustration Over Politicization [More]

Funny. This is real journalism.

How come we’re not seeing it from any other “news” outlets?

[Via Jess]

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San Diego County Gun Owners: Fighting For 2A

by Lars Smith in Recoil at 10:50, Monday, 08 August

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New DIY RPG-2 44mm Launcher Chalk Rounds from Wild Arms ResearchWild Arms Research & Development should ring a few bells by now around here at TFB. We’ve worked with Johnny Wild in the past when he was first developing his DIY Panzerfaust project, and we’ve also seen him through every step of the process when it came to his newest Fliegerfaust project. Now Johnny has […]

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New Limited Edition Safariland MultiCam Tropic Gear Now AvailableFollowing up on the massive success they experienced with the release of their Limited Edition MultiCam Black gear, Safariland have opted to release a new set of limited edition hearing protection and holsters. The new Limited Edition Safariland MultiCam Tropic lineup of gear is here and ready for order directly through the Safariland Webstore. Safariland […]

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Book Signing, Layton UT, Tuesday Aug 9

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 10:32, Monday, 08 August

I’ll be doing a book signing at the Layton UT B&N, from 6 to close, tomorrow night, Tuesday August 9th.

Steve Diamond, Dave Butler, and Brad Torgersen will also be there. Come by and say hi.

Ammo Expenditure

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:30, Monday, 08 August

In Cowboy Fast Draw, one of the rules is that for a major, titled match, the host club is responsible for providing ammo for the entire shoot. We all use .45 Colt revolvers, so it's all one caliber. At a major match, everyone shoots the same ammo, which levels the playing field.

Our ammo is specialty ammunition.  We generally shoot wax bullets in cases that have been modified to accept a 209 shotgun primer.  That primer provides sufficient propellant to discharge the wax bullet.  It is easy to reload.  The only equipment that is really needed is a human thumb, and most of us have thrums.  However, because it it specialty ammo, you can't buy it over the counter.  Belle and I have 5000 pieces of this brass.  Our cousin's club in Texas has 5000 pieces of this brass.  We help each other out, so that we can have 10.000 rounds of loaded ammo at the start of a big match.

At Louisiana State last month, we expended 3551 rounds of our ammo, and 3900 rounds of our sister club's ammo. If my math is correct, we shot 7451 shots in a 3-day match with 88 shooters.  I tell you all this because we are panning a big shoot next year, a tri-St...

We Have Some Bad News and Some Bad News

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:01, Monday, 08 August

One backer of the measure stated the she was “terrified” of firearms and had a visceral reaction of fear to them. Yet, in spite of her admitted, irrational behavior, she dominated the conversation on what the statement should say. [More]

So… SOP…?

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And Now, in Relevant News of Global Import…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:51, Monday, 08 August

Actress Jessica Chastain meets with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ukraine  [More]

Maybe she’s the influencer behind the reneging.

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We’re the Only Ones By the Book Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:38, Monday, 08 August

‘Thought I Had My Training Gun’: Ex-Officer Charged in Special Officer’s Killing in DC Library [More]

And right before that he must have told “Only Ones” founder Lee Paige to hold his beer.

Urban libraries have to have their own police details? Do they have “patrol rifles“? I remember when a stern old lady going “Shhh!” was enough, back in the days before society became “progressive” and needed all these rules.

[Via several of you]

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Oh, Well This Proves EVERYTHING

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:01, Monday, 08 August

Well, it turns out there are photos. And here they are, published for the first time. [More]

And this made the ever-sold-out Drudge.

Sr. Bedoya, the floor is yours:

Admissible evidence? We ain’t got no admissible evidence. We don’t need no admissible evidence. I don’t have to show you any stinking admissible evidence!

Is this really all they want us to need? What honest man wouldn’t rebel against that?

Funny. They don’t invite comments.

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Anderson Manufacturing Launches AM-15 Precision Series

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 08 August

Anderson Manufacturing Launches AM-15 Precision SeriesKentucky-based Anderson Manufacturing have announced their new range of AR-based precision rifles. Building on their AM-15 series, the new rifles are aimed at competition shooters and the four iterations are priced at under $1,000 MSRP. All of the rifles are chambered in 5.56x45mm and come with Schmid Tool two-stage triggers and a variety of furniture […]

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EAA Releases Easier-to-Carry Girsan MC P35 PI Pistols

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Monday, 08 August

EAA Releases Easier-to-Carry Girsan MC P35 PI PistolsEuropean American Armory Corporation have announced a new addition to their line of Girsan-made Hi-Power clones, the MC P35 PI. EAA describes the MC P35 PI as being “easy to carry and conceal”. Hi-Powers @ TFB: [SHOT 2022] The Modern Hi-Power, the EAA/Girsan MC P35 Match [SHOT 2022] FN is Bringing Back the Hi-Power! [SHOT 2022] Is […]

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A man who’s twig & berries are so small you couldn’t find them with an electron microscope, compensating with a bunch of deadly phalli/phalluses. And because of that his wife invited the mailman “in for tea” about six years ago.

Ddraig RSP @Draigg
Tweeted on May 3, 2022
[It’s not only another Markley’s Law Monday, it is another science denier!

Insults. They lack the philosophical, moral, and legal high ground so they go with the best of what they have left.—Joe]

A self-fulfilling prophecy

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 07:30, Monday, 08 August

In their zeal to keep the gay community from being stigmatized by the monkeypox outbreak making its way through the gay community, political health departments and the gay community itself are setting themselves up for failure.

The public at large is not seeing that the gay community is doing anything to stop the spread of this STD.  Bathhouses are open, gay festivals are in full swing.  Pride events were superspreaders.  Gay men with monkeypox are indicating that they had sex with upwards of nine different men in short periods of time.

This virus is starting to trickle out to the larger community by either bisexual men or by men who are not being careful with kids in their care.

And because we see that no one is taking measures even close to what was put forth for a new type of cold, what is going to happen is that we are not going to want to be around gay people.  They are clearly not being careful with their health how can they be trusted to not be spreading this??  Please note that there are exceptions but I'm talking about the community as a whole, not individuals.

As the virus continues to grow in the gay community and will ...

The Bombing

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:00, Monday, 08 August

 In these early days of august, I'm seeing commentary on the final days of World War II, concerning the moral and military necessity of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that hastened the end of the war.

Hiroshima was bombed on August 5th.  Nagasaki on August 9th.  We generally consider VJ day as August 15th.

It is my opinion that the decision tree that led to the use of atomic weapons has to be viewed through the lens of the history that existed on the ground at that time.  The world was certainly awakened to the horror of nuclear war.  Just as the world was awakened to the horrors of fire-bombing major cities.  There is a lot of horror in war.

I do know that I had two uncles in the Pacific who were mightily relived when the Japanese surrendered.

 

 

Ten years ago, an experienced handgun instructor contacted me  to help him reconstruct the events of an accidental shooting.  This instructor shot himself while reholstering after doing a demonstration during a basic concealed handgun class.

 

I know what you are thinking….

 

“He shouldn’t have had his finger on the trigger when he was putting the gun in the holster.”

or

“I bet he was using a Blackhawk Serpa holster.”

 

Nope.  Neither was true.

 

He is an experienced instructor and competitive shooter, receiving professional training from the best in the business.  He has good weapon handling skills.  I have seen him draw and shoot and know that he doesn’t casually keep his finger on the trigger while holstering.  It was a somewhat baffling dilemma.  And that’s why he contacted me.

 

He told me:

 

Greg, I...

Before the High Power was the FN Grand Rendement

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 09:27, Monday, 08 August

The Browning High Power story begins with a French 1921 request for a new military pistol. FN engineer Dieudonné Saive developed a double stack, single feed magazine and John Browning adapted a Browning 1903 pistol to use it, and this was sent to France for consideration. This pistol worked well enough, but the French trials board requested changes…and they would continue requesting changes and more trials for the next decade.

By 1931, FN felt that the current iteration of the pistol – while still not meeting all the French requirements – was good enough to stand on its own as a service pistol for the Belgian Army and other clients. They named it the “Grand Rendement” (High Efficiency) and began marketing it. The Belgian Army showed a definite interest, and bought 1,000 pistols for field trials, based on the prototype example we have ...

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The 5.7 Reasons 5.7x28mm is Better than 9mm

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 09:00, Monday, 08 August

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks about something we’ve all been wondering ourselves: Is the FN 5.7x28mm round better than 9mm? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but there’s no debate that there are at least 5.7 things that the 5.7mm does better than the legendary 9mm round. James discusses the advantages of […]

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 7, 2022 A company called Empire is offering a highly customized SIG SAUER P320 9mmm combat/tactical pistol package called The Pointman P320 AXG – Redline, and it looks pretty interesting. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering the P320 for quite some time now (see “Related Articles” section below), …

Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 8, 2022

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:05, Monday, 08 August

August 8th is the birthday of Terry Nation (August 8th, 1930 – March 9th, 1997), who was a Welsh television writer and novelist. Nation wrote two series, Survivors and Blake’s 7, in the 1970s. Survivors was re-made a few years ago. — The new SurvivalRealty listing in North Carolina caught my eye: Heritage farm with operating winery. “This heritage farm rests gently in the valley on the footsteps of the Blue Ridge just 30 minutes east of the iconic town of Black Mountain (setting of the “One Second After” series by Bill Forstchen and a few minutes to the sprawling …

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Springfield Armory Hellion, by Pat Cascio

by Pat Cascio in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Monday, 08 August

I hate to admit it, but I came to the bullpup dance a little bit late. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the AR-style of rifles, as well as the M14 (M1A) rifles. Some folks like to say I’m older than dirt – well, not quite. When I joined the Illinois National Guard in June of 1969, I was originally issued a 19-pound BAR. That didn’t cut it – I weighed only 135 pounds at the time. I quickly traded that BAR in for an M1 Garand…and as they say, the rest is history. Basic Training was my introduction to the …

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Recipe of the Week: Arden’s Dutch Oven Spaghetti With Beef

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Monday, 08 August

The following recipe for Dutch oven spaghetti with beef is from reader Arden K. It uses dried spaghetti, and there is no need to boil it, in advance. Ingredients 1 pound of lean or extra-lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 2 cloves of garlic (or less, to taste), minced 1-1/2 cups water 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 tablespoon chili powder (or less, to taste) 1 tablespoon grape jelly (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less, to taste, and to suit your diet) 6 ounces uncooked thin …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Monday, 08 August

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at declining oil prices. (See the Commodities section.) Precious Metals: Gold-To-Silver Ratio Rises To Highest Level Since 1990. o  o  o Gold Bull Peter Schiff Warns That This Recession Is Just Getting Started. Economy & Finance: Some creative tap dancing, by the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank: U.S. Likely Didn’t Slip …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Monday, 08 August

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” – Winston Churchill

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$2900 of pure profit 😂.  King behavior:

Interesting that they won’t be buying...

We’ve seen portions of the room in various vids, this time The Collector walks us around the whole thing:

I watch this guy’s vids and an constantly just like “Wow ...

Women’s Outdoor News and Avery Skipalis bring you an article on home defense considerations. Home defense is a topic that can be ever-changing and broad. Everyone’s needs are not the same, and the threat can also change. This article will provide some things to consider when developing your home defense plan. 

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Let's face it, when a judge sentences an apparent (in my view) pedophile, who had sex with a minor under 14, to only 60 days in jail followed by probation - there truly is something rotten in Denmark, as they say, but in this case the United States takes the place of Denmark. 
 
Fox news has reported that:
 
"Marka Bodine, 32, a former Tomball ISD teacher, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 14." More at the source.
 
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Roger E. Mosley 1980.jpg 
 
...as the helicopter pilot in Magnum PI, one great show in its day. He was in a bad car accident on August 4th and sadly passed on today. Roger E. Mosely is gone at 83, RIP. More at the source.

All the best,
GB

Sunday, 07 August

21:55

What is the Anion in Coral?

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 20:45, Sunday, 07 August

8/4/22 UPI:

"Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The coral cover in the northern and central sections of the Great Barrier Reef is at its highest amount in at least 36 years, Australian marine scientists announced Thursday."

The primary structural component of coral is CACO3.   If you were paying attention in high school chemistry, you should remember that CO2 combines with CaO to form CaCO3.  The warmer the water, the more CO2 it can hold.  Eventually I expect enough CO2 to be pulled out of the air to make more coral and non-organic carbonates in the deep ocean while the wheat crops get enormous. 

POTD: The L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle in Cyprus

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Sunday, 07 August

L129A1 Sharpshooter RifleA sunny trip to Cyprus is what’s on offer in today’s Photo Of The Day. We have soldiers from the RAF Regiment conducting Ground Extraction Force (GEF) exercises as part of an ongoing Joint Personnel Recovery which will continue as they return to the U.K. Whilst deployed, 1 Squadron Force Protection have continued to uphold their […]

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8/7/22 Cincinnati Enquirer reports on nine wounded in what sounds like a gang incident with at least two shooters.  The quotes from police officials indicate they think the problem was gang related.  Be glad gang members are not known for their marksmanship.   Or perhaps if they were better shots there would be fewer bystanders shot.


It does not have a white person available to cast it in racist terms so it will go away and black people will remain in legitimate fear while privileged whites imagine themselves at risk the next time they go shopping. 

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A musical interlude

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 14:31, Sunday, 07 August

It seems that today is my birthday.


They also had another song about this:



But that's clearly wrong.  Why, I'm in my prime ...


The Age of Relativism

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 14:28, Sunday, 07 August

Amazing

Wikipedia has now changed the definition of the word Definition pic.twitter.com/fPO0Y5HUYP

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 29, 2022

————————————

It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” — William Jefferson Clinton.


The remaining 14 arrive.

NY Post:

Even border crossers are too scared of the crime-ridden Big Apple.

Mayor Adams tried to greet the latest bus load of migrants to get shipped in from Texas early Sunday — but was horrified to find the vast majority had already skipped, admitting it was likely through “fear” of the city.

“We were led to believe about 40 people should have been on that bus. Only 14 got off,” said Adams, whom The Post caught having heated words with an organizer during the alarming, unexpected 7 a.m. no-show at Midtown’s Port Authority Bus Terminal....

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Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #216...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 11:14, Sunday, 07 August


The 509 Midsize Tactical, seen here with a Trijicon SRO and Streamlight TLR-7, is the top of the line Goldilocks-size of FN America's striker-fired line. Basically sized like a G19, it's got factory suppressor-height night sights and probably the best factory red dot adaptor system out there.

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Captain Blood

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:58, Sunday, 07 August

In a comment to last week's music selection from the Errol Flynn Robin Hood film, Aesop (who knows something about film) left a comment:

If Errol Flynn is in a movie with an Erich Korngold score, I'll be sitting twelfth row center, waiting for the overture to begin.
Yup.  And so to today's selection.  Captain Blood was the very first film to star Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.  It essentially founded the genre of swashbuckling adventures.  It began a long collaboration between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone (later famous as Sherlock Holmes) who appeared together not only in Robin Hood but also in The Dawn Patrol.

And this film established the reputation of Erich Korngold, not as a great composer (he had already established his chops) but as a great film composer.  Shockingly he was not nominated for the Academy Award for this film; he got more write-in votes than almost any of the actual nominees.

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09:55

In 1971, when Nixon closed the gold window, global debt was $1.5T.

After 50 years of irresponsible monetary policies debt has grown 200X. When we reach a total debt of $3 quadrillion in the next 5 to 10 years, with the assistance of the derivative collapse, the increase will be 2,000X since 1971.

Egon von Greyerz
July 13, 2022
BEWARE OF MARKETS FULL OF FOOL’S GOLD
[We live in interesting times.

Prepare appropriately.—Joe]

Sunday Memes

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 07:30, Sunday, 07 August





Per Capita Murder Rate

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:48, Sunday, 07 August

 Which city has the highest per capita murder rate?  Chicago?  New York?  Not even close.

A new study of cities over 200,000 people shows a surprising list of cities.  Here is the top 10.


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Sunday Morning Daeg

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:00, Sunday, 07 August

 Chasing the cat in the back yard.

WHAT TO SAY TO THE POLICE AFTER A SELF-DEFENSE INCIDENT

by Mas in at 09:00, Sunday, 07 August

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8/6/22 Guardian:

"Archie Battersbee, the 12-year-old boy whose parents fought a long-running legal battle to prevent his life support treatment from being removed, has died, his mother has said.

Speaking outside the Royal London hospital, Hollie Dance said he had “fought right until the very end”.

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Preparedness Notes for Sunday — August 7, 2022

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Sunday, 07 August

August 7th, 1933 was the birthday of Jerry Pournelle. He, along with Larry Niven authored the survivalist classic Lucifer’s Hammer. Jerry passed away on September 8, 2017, at 84 years of age. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their …

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Upgrading an Inexpensive Gun Safe, by PrepperDoc

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Sunday, 07 August

Many prepared individuals have an alternate living location. It might be called a “retreat,” a “bug-out house” or simply their “vacation home.” Perhaps in a “safer” location or in a state with more favorable legal climate on important features of self-provision and security. This alternate living location will typically be stocked with valuable implements and provisions, likely including firearms, ammunition, cash, precious metals and other valuables. Sitting vacant much of the time, it might become a lucrative target even in “normal times” before the national situation has even significantly deteriorated. A thief entering the vacant home would have ample time …

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JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Sunday, 07 August

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://www.kapwing.com/videos/62eadab5ba842000814b0fdf Meme Text: At First, It Was Pride Day, Then Pride Week, and Then Pride Month If You Do Not Display Sufficient Enthusiasm, Then There Will Be Consequences! News and Commentary: Video from Matt Christiansen: UK Man Arrested for the Crime of Sharing a Pride Flag Sw4st1k4 Meme | ‘Causing Anxiety’. A feminist’s complaint: Pride month is no longer a joyful celebration, but a symbol of something dark.

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Sunday, 07 August

“Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should …

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02:55

The physics of heat transfer

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 00:12, Sunday, 07 August

When I was going to college thermodynamics was dreaded by many engineering students. Apparently, it involved concepts difficult for many to grasp. For some reason it made perfect sense to me. Compared to most of my other engineering classes it was easy. I got a very high A in the class. That was decades ago, and I have forgotten a lot of it but I do have a good recollection of heat transfer.

That bright engineering students find it challenging means it should come as no surprise that people with little or no training in the subject would have misconception about how certain thermodynamic related physical phenomena occur. There have been many times on this blog I have made statements, or linked to articles, which described perfectly obvious observations. Some commenters declared them obliviously false. I didn’t want to take the time to explain why they were in error. It was just too much work for that particular situation.

It is now time to attempt explain certain things to people in terms and examples that will help them understand the physics of heat transfer. There are oth...

Saturday, 06 August

20:55

I Thought Polio Was Gone

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:58, Saturday, 06 August

8/5/22 CBS News:

"New York state health officials have found indications of additional cases of polio virus in wastewater samples from two different counties, leading them to warn that hundreds of people may be infected with the potentially serious virus."
I am glad someone is sampling our sewage.

Ignorance isn’t bliss – it’s fear

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:00, Saturday, 06 August

The question has appeared in various forums over the years. A recent version goes:

I found an unfired bullet (live round) in my backyard. How do I dispose of it?

Fortunately, an Air Force vet with a sense of humor answered it:

Call 911, ask for the EOD (Explosives Ordinance Disposal) Unit to be sent immediately. Evacuate the kids from the house, warn your neighbors away, block the end of your street with your vehicles, and crouch behind them until the police arrive.

Or, just pick the round up, and drop it in your trash can.

Whether the original question is sincere or simply a way to instigate mischief, it displays both a lack of knowledge and an effort to promote that condition, doesn’t it?

It is illustrative of what we find in so many fields today: health and other sciences, religion, politics, economics, and business. In a world and multiple societies more than ever filled with (supposedly) highly-educated people, we find incredible ignoran...

POTD: Brazilian Snipers in Fuerzas Comando 2022

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Saturday, 06 August

POTD: Brazilian Snipers in Fuerzas Comando 2022Every day we run an article called Photo Of The Day with some of the coolest pictures from the world of firearms. Today we have images from Fuerzas Comando 2022 on offer, with Brazilian snipers. Fuerzas Comando is a Special Operation skills competition and a senior leader seminar supported by SOCSOUTH. The competition enhances SOF […]

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Monkeypox Diagnosis Issues

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 15:36, Saturday, 06 August

 6/6/22 Yahoo News:

  • Experts in San Francisco, Miami, and the UK say many monkeypox cases are being "missed."

  • Some patients are receiving false negative monkeypox tests, while others are being misdiagnosed.

  • Fear, stigma, miscommunication and misunderstanding all contribute.

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14:55

Jim Corbett’s Maneaters

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 13:50, Saturday, 06 August

In the London Spectator, Neil Clark defies contemporary political correctness by recommending the classic hunting books of maneater-eliminator par excellence Jim Corbett.

I was reminded of Corbett and his wonderful books when reading last week that human-assaulting tigers are once again on the prowl in Nepal, with 104 attacks and 62 people killed in the past three years. Conservation efforts have seen tiger numbers rise three-fold since 2010, but with that good news comes the bad news of increased danger to humans. In March a tiger believed to have...

Chicken Fried Steak

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 12:56, Saturday, 06 August

 Belle and I have played with chicken fried steak for as long as we've been together, and we think we have perfected the recipe.  It's a process and because you asked, we'll talk about it.



First of all, the steak.  We use "cube steaks".  Little steaks we get at the grocer that has been run through the tenderizer. You could buy a thin steak and pound it with a mallet to t...

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