I have long been frustrated by the apparent inability of my Sherline mill to do plunge milling, and even relatively unambitious edge milling. The Sherline mill is belt driven, not gear driven. I have burned out a lot of belts and replacing them is a pain. There are two sets of pulley positions, and I have been using the high speed set. As you know, speed and torque are inversely related. (Why we did not learn this in Newtonian mechanics, I do not know. Just remember not to hire a Newtonian mechanic to fix your faster-than-light drive.)
When I replaced the burned out belt today, I went to the lower speed positions, and it now does a splendid job of milling. Instead of removing aluminum powder, it now does what a mill is supposed to do, tear off big chunks at a time.
I've been prepping all day, getting everything ready for our vacation. Tomorrow, we're leaving for Phillipsburg, KS, for the Kansas State Championship of Cowboy Fast Draw.
I really need to get out o town for a few days and play. Getting into a gun fight seems like just exactly the right thing to do. We'll be driving all day tomorrow, and getting to Phillipsburg on Thursday.
A couple of weeks ago I reported the case of a New York resident who shot two home invaders, and then was arrested on felony charges because the gun he used, which he'd inherited from his father, was not registered. He now has a Gofundme page, which has already exceeded its total requested.
Hat tip to David Codrea for the story.
By Nathan Barton
On 6 June 2019, this story appeared at the website The Political Insider. It seems that the Democratic House of Representatives is booting out God.
The Democrats in the US House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oaths required of witnesses before Congressional Committees. This comes despite ...
Oberlin students seem confused on some basic Right vs Wrong issues. This college lawsuit was the needed pushback against the ‘woke’ apocalypse. (The story that just won’t quit.) It is wrong to steal, even if you are an Oberlin student, even if you are a member of a historically oppressed group. But the Oberlin worldview […]
I discovered 3D Stage Builder in my stream on Facebook, as several friends had bought their products and started showing off their stage builds. It looked like a gr...
I have to admit that ever since the introduction of HBO, Netflix and iTunes I do most, if not all, of my movie watching in my home sofa. Today’s Photo is a Glock 34 with inspiration from the Marvel Universe. Austria Arms posted this in their social media, with these excellent pictures attached. “Daddy has […]
Last month we reported that the US Marine Corps had begun issuing the M18, the compact variant of the US military’s Modular Handgun System (MHS). SIG Sauer have now shared a statement celebrating the adoption. The USMC’s adoption of the MHS was only a matter of time with the Corps involved in the MHS selection. Earlier […]
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With twenty entrants.... so far in the lead are:
Eric Swalwell, who proposes national gun registration, background checks for ammo purchases, a suppressor ban, and in a bid to pull ahead of the pack, a federal ban on states allowing teachers to be armed. Plus confiscation of "assault weapons."
Cory Booker, who is trying to win by sheer mass, wants 14 different forms of gun control, including license to own guns, micro stamping, ban "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines," outlaw private sales (although why that would be necessary if all owners had to be licensed) and "one gun a month."
Kamala Harris is actually trailing in the competition, onl...
While the smug, virtue-signaling stage parents of the white children abased in the video no doubt feel proud of their “progressive” thinking, some of us see useful idiots for what they are. And we see a growing media hate campaign against traditional Americans for what it is. [More]Who are the haters again...? And what's this have to do with guns?
The newest FBI FOIA production on Mandalay Bay has been posted. [More]
Point One: Bump stocks were found with the guns (but not on AR-10s), but nowhere does it say that any were actually used.
Point Two: Paddock made a repeated point of asking about "converting AR and AK type firearms into fully automatic."
This does nothing to clear things up. DOJ is still unwilling to commit to the devices being used as opposed to any of the guns being modified.
Why? Where is the inspection report?
[More]That's assuming she knows.
2020 Presidential Poll - June 2019 [More]Too bad "You must be a MoveOn member as of Monday, June 17, to participate," because I can think of all kinds of things to recommend in the "write-in" sections...
Official name: Autosub Long Range. Forever known as Boaty McBoatface. The results of its first mission have now been published:
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as “Boaty McBoatface”) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected from the expedition, published today in the scientific journal PNAS, will help climate scientists build more accurate predictions of the effects of climate change on rising sea levels.I think that Science does well with a sense of humor.
The research, which took place in April 2017, studied the changing temperatures at the bottom of the Southern Ocean.
Over the years TFB has documented the ups and downs of Wildey Guns, up to 2015 when the rights to manufacture this iconic pistol were acquired by US Firearms Corp. (USAFC). We had then to wait until last year to finally see the official re-introduction to market of their improved Wildey Survivor Pistol in .44 […]
I have been searching for a compact precision rimfire setup for some time and I may have just found...
[O]ne officer told Green to "shut the hell up and stay on the ground" before walking away. A detective allowed Green to get up and told other officers he was police and "specifically directed them not to shoot Officer Green" ... While Green was giving the detective a description of the suspect, the lawsuit states Officer Christoper Tanner arrived on the scene, shouted, "Drop your weapon!" and simultaneously shot Green in the arm. Green's family witness the incident. [More]Garry McCarthy doesn't see what the problem is.
President Trump stands to lose voters in 2020 if his administration undermines the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening. Consider the events of the last several weeks. [More]That's an observation, not an urging. A solution is provided:
Having said that, there’s still time to turn things around. Donald Trump could get all of his base behind him by fixing his positions on bump stocks and suppressors and probably win big.Only a tripartite monkey would discourage such honest assessments.
California governor says Republican Party is headed 'into the waste bin of history' [More]He's probably right, even if it doesn't happen in 2020.
[NCPedia]Remember that title song? Vaguely? Quick: Who "starred" in the movie and the TV series it was the theme for...?
So, Dept Ag is relocating some of its operation to Kansas City. You know, that city in Flyover Country, away from the Beltway country clubs and buffets, where real people live and work. And, coincidentally, closer to the people who'd need to talk to a Dept Ag, if the Dept Ag actually did anything for farmers, other than hinder them with regulations dreamed up by leftwing-leaning bunny-fucking ecosimps who don't actually work the land.
So these poor fucking bureaucrats are being treated like (GASP!) normal people!
This is an example of the comments I'm getting on Fecesbook:
Do you understand that this move has not been discussed with employees in advance? In order to keep their jobs they will have to sell their homes, pull their kids out of school, find a new place to live and if their spouse has a job, that person will have to relocate as well. Most people are not prepared to make that kind of change, on a whim.
OH, BOODY FUCKING HOO! They may have to relocate for their jobs! That's never happened to ANYONE before!
Dear bleating phaggottes: Relocation is a fact of life.
Now, let's discuss why what you said there is co...
We also need to consider the wider environmental impact of our bag choices. A 2018 study by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food looked not just at plastic waste, but also at climate-change damage, ozone depletion, human toxicity and other indicators. It found you must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less climate damage than a plastic bag.Damn Danes. They're as bad as Ronald Reagan with his "trees pollute" view. If only they'd become more enlightened and Democratic Socialist and such, like environmentalists or Scandinavians.
B: The DC and Philadelphia Police are corrupt bastards who play political games.
However, a week after Mr. DeWitt’s request, Mrs. Feinstein’s press secretary, Tom Mentzer, asked the commander of the police department’s Crime Scene Investigation Division, Keith Williams, for 10 specific firearm models used in high-profile mass shootings, including a Bushmaster XM-15, Tec-9 handgun, Smith & Wesson M&P15 and a Glock 19 with a “high-capacity magazine.”
Since Cmdr. Williams did not have all the firearms the senator sought, Mr. DeWitt asked Philadelphia police to provide the missing ones, which meant bringing “the P15 and the Glock extended magazine” to Washington.
All of these firearms are illegal in the city — even on federal property — owing to the District’s law banning rifles with a detachable magazine and su...
"No scandals at all(that the media wanted to tell you about)!"
Not only should the Oberlin damages stand, there ought to be a way to make some of these 'teachers' and administrators pay out of their own pockets as much as possible.
If you think a comment made when he was 16 is why, you're a fool.
As for Harvard bitching about racism, take a look at THEIR past, and the way they treat Asian students now.
Nicholas Phillips, at Quillette, delivers up a hearty serving of old-fashioned curmudgeonly skepticism of the benignity of all technological change. No Robotic Communism for him!
When forecasting the future, perhaps the only thing that can be trusted is the emergence of unprecedented, unpredictable events that violate past trends. On the eve of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, none of the models used to forecast house prices accounted for the possibility of a price collapse—for the simple reason that no such...
No one should attend this hellhole. Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”. Higher education. It’s truly astounding that a college would be afraid to support a local store that was the victim of shoplifting. It is deeply depressing that students did not already know that “shoplifting was […]
But they don’t get to make the final determination. Police: Fatal shooting of woman was self-defense. An initial investigation, Williams says, has determined the woman was shot in self-defense. The case is expected to be presented to a grand jury as a possible justifiable homicide. No arrests have been made.
Color me shocked. Chicago police investigating if sergeant forced transgender woman to perform sex act. Of course this guy shouldn’t even be on the job. 20 years ago he was caught in an internal affairs sting over an illegal weapon, and recommended for firing. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges […]
But then faith isn’t too popular an outlook today. Not in New York City. NYPD officers’ suicides prompt top cop to cite ‘mental health crisis’. The commissioner of the country’s largest police force said the department has a “crisis” on its hands after three officers killed themselves in 10 days. New York Police Commissioner James […]
Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 and AR-15 use an operating mechanism that is often called “gas impingement,” but which is actually a cleverly structured gas piston located within the bolt carrier. Gas is tapped form the barrel and moved all the way back to just behind the chamber, where it enters the bolt carrier. There the carrier and bolt act as the two parts of a sealed piston, and when the bolt carrier moves rearward the cam pin forces the bolt head to rotate and unlock. The expanding gas is then vented out through holes in the side of the bolt carrier. By locating the piston on the same axis as the barrel, the harmonics are improved and the overall weight of the gun can be reduced by using the gas piston elements as mass in the bolt carrier assembly. Contrary to the old adage “it shits where it eats,” the operating gasses are not vented into the magazine or chamber, and the system has...
When it comes to silencers, we’ve talked about thread pitch basics in the past. In those discussions, however, absent was any preferential recommendations of any patterns or handedness. Well, say no more fam – Derek Smith Of Blackstone Marketing (and formerly Gemtech/AAC) along with Todd Magee and Mike Smith Of Dead Air Silencers lay out […]
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The Winchester 1897 Rides Again as the pump-action shotgun in Red Dead Redemption 2. In this first video in a series on the guns of Red Dead Redemption 2, we take a look at the game’s Lancaster pump-action modeled after the venerable Winchester 1897. In the video, we test fire a Model 1897 12 gauge […]
The National Rifle League (NRL) hosts a multitude of different shooting disciplines including NRL22, a rimfire class out to 100 yards, and now they are adding to that with the introduction of a new Air Rifle class for the 2019 / 2020 Competition Season. While many shooters love the thrill and competition of shooting centerfire rifles […]
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Late last month, Century Arms successfully defended against a motion to dismiss filed its XTech Tactical lawsuit. The order means that Century’s lawsuit against XTech can continue. The matter involves a waffle patterned AK47 magazine design that Century alleges was infringed upon by XTech Tactical. In September of 2018, Century Arms announced the purchase of […]
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When you practice and try to go to the range nigh weekly... It's amazing how fast you burn through your ammo.
And I purposely don't shoot a lot each time. Doesn't cost me extra each time I go, I don't have to put 100 down range to feel like I got my lane rental money's worth.
So, shooting 42ish rounds per... It still seemed like I ordered a thousand rounds to be delivered only a month or two ago.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz You ladies are better behaved than us men. It’s somewhat rare to see female violent criminals. Depending on the type of crime and the study, you’ll find that about 95% of violent criminals have a Y chromosome. Does that mean all women are angels? No. Far from it. […]
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) unveiled a firearms safety PSA, “Protect the People You Love,” to encourage families to talk about gun safety—regardless of whether they have a gun in the home.
The PSA, which is viewable and downloadable on the Project Chi...
Senatorial scumbags Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein are still riding their “assault weapon” ban hobbyhorse. In fact, they’re pushing several of the usual rights-violations, but I want to focus on this one just now.
Act to Break the Cycle of Gun Deaths
Outlawing these weapons, an action supported by 60 percent of Americans, will bring down the number of mass shootings and reduce the number of casualties, just as it did when the ban first passed in 1994.
Just how effective was the ’94 “assault weapon” ban? Let’s ask the experts paid by the Department of Justice to check that.
Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003
“AWs were used in only a small fraction of gun crimes prior to the ban: about 2% according to most studies and no more than 8%.”
It’s probably not what you think, so let me explain the context. One of the obvious missions of the anti-gun lobby is to magnify the negative consequences of widespread gun ownership in America. As you probably know, they do this in several ways. Most notably, while discussing rare and highly disturbing crimes like mass murders […]
My Toshiba 5TB drive failed in warranty. It appears to have been a fault in the power connector. So they ge me a $140 debit card. I spent $100 on a 4TB Seagate backup drive that is tiny, and is powered from the USB port. Awesome!
I really do NOT like either of these guys. SOMEONE GET DON SHIPLEY ON THE PHONE to shut this down :
I fail to see the niche in rap that Joyner Lucas and Logic fill. In my opinion, both are very unremarkable. I’ve gotta respect the effort though. Logic especially… as far as I can tell just basically decided “I want to be a famous rapper”, so he convincingly started to rap, and people believed him and here we are. Dude has a massive fanbase now. While we’re on the topic, another rapper which I really don’t ...
In all these years, I had never tried the Italian beef at Fat Dan's Chicago Deli before.
This past weekend, they had a French dip sandwich, and it was delicious. Today I went there for lunch and ordered an Italian beef, hold the giardiniera peppers and add Swiss cheese. The result was an excellent French dip!
And they decide to spell the band when the band takes a break at one of our favorite bars.
Takes a bit of doing. Those “Things”. Juvat, over at Chant du Départ, also gets extra points for a Monty Python’s Flying Circus reference. So, There I was….* Fairy Tales start with “Once upon a time…” War stories start with “So There I was…” At least according to Juvat. (And yes, it is a Cold […]
An online payment system owned by PayPal has security problems? Say it ain’t so! Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings. “There’s truly no reason to have this API open to unauthenticated requests,” he told TechCrunch. “The API only exists to provide like a scrolling feed of public transactions for the home […]
Welcome to the Military Surplus Arms installment of the First Firearm series. For those not familiar with the series, we cover a different aspect of firearms and give you things to consider if it’s to be your very first firearm ever or the first of the type of firearm we’re discussing. For those that might […]
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Today’s Photo Of The Day brings us back to the sea. We watch from the super-carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), one of the largest warships in the World, as they conduct various machine gun live-fire exercises. The Nimitz is now the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier in service, but it looks that she is still going […]
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In the previous post about Browning High Power, I already talked about the fact that great weapon designs are not always appreciated at the time of their invention. CZ75 is definitely one of those designs. Developed in Czechoslovakia in 1975 by František Koucký, it did not become a standard army handgun in its own country until […]
[T]he lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses police of using excessive force when they fired on 21-year-old Isaiah Hammett. Police have said Hammett first fired at officers with an assault rifle before officers returned fire, killing him. But the lawsuit says neither Hammett nor his grandfather, who was in the home at the time of the raid, were armed. [More]Thank conditioning they're also the only ones acquitted enough.
Within Temptation is a Dutch Symphonic Metal band. They released an album in 2018, Resist, that I like quite a bit. While I knew of them before 2018, they didn’t occupy a large part of my playlists. But I really like Sharon den Adel’s singing on this album. This song is “Endless War” by Within […]
Nearly 700 workers at two Remington Arms factories will be on a forced vacation this summer, mostly without pay, as the company shuts down several manufacturing lines for two months. The summer shutdown is occurring at the Ilion and Huntsville plants, leaving many employees out of work until early August. Remington has been struggling in […]
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First off, there is no “epidemic of firearm mass murder”. Murder rates are at something like a 50 year low. The mass murder rate in the U.S. is in the same general range as the rest of the world. Unless you want to compare the U.S. with Europe in the 20th century. In that case the rate is far, far, lower. And you know why? Because the so much blood was spilled by governments murdering their own citizens. Closest the U.S. has had that might be compared is some of the Indian wars. And guess what, the North American natives were banned from owning firearms.
Genocide and firearm restrictions are closely related:
One of you asked me to call him about the use of a cabin near McCall. I was very busy and never called you. Now I cannot find your phone number.
Monday morning has become laundry day since retirement. That's done now, but I have to get ready to attend a sad event, a funeral for someone who was lost tragically, accidentally, way too young. Fathers should never have to bury their daughters and I am going to pay my respects to a father who is in a situation that I pray I will never be in.
A claim of having heard the blasphemous n-word easily transforms any victim into the villain. [More]So much for the advice to "Use your words."
San Jose police now say that "Rob" was actually Robert Davies, a 40-year-old police officer in the nearby city of San Mateo. He allegedly asked Esther to switch to Snapchat, where messages automatically self-delete. There, they "discussed her being 16 years-old, and chatted about engaging in sexual activity," a statement from the department said. [More]Oh God, it's Chris Hansen!
problem is when the ones hurt are kids instead of the supposed 'adults' watching them.
A 62-year-old Australian man who ventured to within 3 to 5 feet of one bison was seriously injured Tuesday when the animal charged and tossed him into the air several times, park officials said in a statement.
This is the second such incident within weeks.
A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by a bison on May 15 while posing for a photo.
As they were hiking near the Old Faithful Geyser, they stopped where a group of people had gathered to watch a bison grazing next to the trail.
“The girl turned her back to the bison to have her picture taken when the bison lifted its...
the EffingBI SHOULD never be trusted again; if the place isn't cleaned out it's not worthy of trust.
On the Double Gun Discussion Board, there recently was a short discussion of the Nemrod Toggle Action Fusil Superposé (Over-and-Under Shotgun), a strange and interesting contrivance out of St. Etienne.
There’s one of these cool guns for sale right now on the French Outdoor Auction site Natura Buy for €1100, not a totally appalling price, but unfortunately we lost our Freedom long ago and Big Brother won’t allow you or me to import a firearm. No, no, no! We have to use a specialized...
Local resident Erin Weaver was quoted as saying:
“I feel that somebody did this on purpose.”
A little of both. New Phishing Campaign From ‘FBI Director Wray’ is Hysterical. This is way better than the Nigerian emails. Many scam emails are well crafted and their associated phishing sites are spot on, but sometimes you see ones that are so ridiculous that you have no choice but to laugh. Such is the […]
For shooters who like to utilize the “thumbs pointed forward” handgun grip style, Noreen Firearms is manufacturing a Gas Pedal modification for certain handguns to help steady your grip. Noreen Firearms is the company manufacturing oversized and textured takedown levers of select handguns called a “Gas Pedal.” This simple modification is designed by Grip Holdings, […]
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Strike Industries keeps releasing the products that they teased at SHOT Show 2019. Past Friday, they officially launched the Collar Adjustable Gas Block (CAGB) for AR-15 rifles. This device allows to select one of the five gas port size options or even completely close the gas port. The five settings should allow tuning your rifle […]
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A news article with a heading that is fit for satire is unfortunately true. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or ATF) is often tasked with the destruction of firearms that are no longer serviceable as duty weapons or are obtained through criminal activity and are no longer needed as evidence. In […]
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Willie covering the old Mac Davis guy anthem!
"If you have to buy just one knife, make it a chef's knife. It's the most versatile."
Like gunnie and survival talk, right there. If you have to buy one gun, make it a .22/shotty/CCW/AR/etc.
But, not one with a kitchen making food is ever forced to just have one knife. There is always more.
Same with gunnies and survivalist.
"Beware of a man with only one gun. He's probably very good with it." Well, maybe. But who has only one gun? Poor people that use that one gun to put meat in the pot. A subset of Americans that shrinks all the time. And a person that bought a gun as an afterthought. And maybe used it one. This second type of person isn't very good with that gun.
But when was the last time you met a survivalist that has been doing this a while and had only one gun? A lot of survivalist, if they sold 90% of their massive ...
A poignant wish from a father who knows loss... [More]
From a related FoxNews article*:
Pollack has said he has been focused on holding people accountable – the Broward School Board and superintendent as well as coaches at the school and the school’s resource officer who never stormed the building.* They deny access links from Blogger.
"But most concerning of all is that hospital police did not even know Hall had left the premises almost 10 hours prior. Indeed, Hall's absence was only discovered when we placed a phone call to them." [More]So no charges for Jataveon's mother enabler for harboring a fugitive?
“The Second Amendment gives you the right to bear arms,” says Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley Law professor emeritus and the former Berkeley Law dean. [More]I know this is not a new article, but I just found it.
“Basically, the Second Amendment is about killing Indians, taking their land, and increasingly, slave patrols,” Dunbar-Ortiz tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence.” The “Loaded” author lays out the genocidal genealogy of the right to bear arms, and explains that, at its root, it ensured the ability of white men to oppress people of color in order to steal or keep stolen land, and to control slaves through slave patrols. [More]It's not just a Bogus argument, it's more Scheer nonsense.
Mum and lesbian lover tear off 9-year-old son’s penis then behead him ‘as he reminded her of her dad’ [More]He should'a put the shirt on.
Senate Republicans to Gut Concealed Carry [More]If there's never an "or else" for betrayal, what won't they think they can get away with?
Fired Warren Police Cmdr. Arthur Gill is accused of assaulting a man and retaliating against another officer. Now Gill could face even more charges - after apparently threatening a doctor. [More]He sounds nice.
'It's called freedom of speech!' Defiant Trump says he WON'T fire Kellyanne Conway after official ethics watchdog said she repeatedly broke the law by attacking Democrats [More]He's more faithful to her than her TDS-suffering husband. Why she stays with someone who ceaselessly undermines her career is something I'd like to see explained.
"This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America to destroy America's borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically." [Watch]Thank goodness this has nothing to do with that "single issue!"
Authorities say a 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling at a Georgia home while playing with a gun and now the children’s uncle has been charged ... the gun was stolen during a burglary about two weeks ago. [More]Sounds like it's high time we impose one-size-fits-all "lock up your safety" edicts on you and me, doesn't it?
New York City Allocates $250,000 for Abortions, Challenging Conservative States [More]I guess one way to look at the issue would be fewer Democrats...
Written by: Greg Ellifritz Students who have taken my knife fighting class will likely remember “The Bag Trick”. I demonstrate it in every 2-day class I teach. My students all give me the same feedback after seeing it “That’s so simple, but it’s genius! Learning that one technique was worth the price of the […]
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Every year when the weather warms up, we armor up with insect repellent. It’s a necessity on the trail, partly to keep insects from bugging us and partly to prevent the spread of disease (like malaria). And when it comes to repelling annoying bugs, DEET is the reigning queen bee.
DEET has been the leader of insect repellents for decades. According to the ...
has realized they can't keep ignoring her mess, or blaming it on 'racism':
Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time.
It’s against the law in Minnesota to file jointly unless one filer is legally married to the other. Last year Omar told the Star Tribune that she had married her partner “in her faith,” and had earlier divorced her first husband “in her faith.” That’s fine for religious purposes. But for tax purposes, only civil marriages qualify. It’s not known whether she benefited materially by filing jointly. That is something that voters, who are obliged to follow tax laws no matter how painful, are entitled to know.
No crap? Would've been nice if you'd had some desire to actually be friggin' REPORTERS at an earlier time instead of ass-kissers:
When local polit...
that 'Better living through chemistry' is sometimes true. The problem is hugely better, and I'm going to try to keep it that way.
I thought California was all laid back and everything. Apparently not everywhere is. The City of Vallejo, California, Has a Police Problem—and It’s All Being Caught on Camera. Vallejo has one of the highest per capita rates of fatal police shootings in the state, higher than neighboring cities with similar crime problems, and one of […]
And reporters need to learn who is, and who is not, a victim. Man injured in apparent self-defense shooting after woman attacked. He pulled a box-cutter and slashed a woman half-a-dozen times. Then he turned on her boyfriend. The boyfriend pulled out his gun and shot the victim three times. Fulton said the shooting victim […]
The Oberlin College suit and judgement is only the most recent example of people not taking it anymore. From Public Shame to the Courtroom. Last year, I reported on a lawsuit that a man accused of rape on the “Shitty Media Men” spreadsheet filed against the woman who had created and circulated the document. Then […]
When Italy signed an armistice with the Allied powers in 1944, the German military took over control of several Italian arms factories still in their geographic control. These included Beretta and Armaguerra, in Cremona. The German military was happy to use Italian pistols and submachine guns, and under their control the Armaguerra plant set up a production line for the Beretta M35 pistol, in .32ACP (7.65mm Browning). Only about 400 were made before the end of the war, and they show very crude machining, typical of “last ditch” arms worldwide. Curiously, the safety markings were reversed on these guns, compared to the standard Beretta production…
If you have not jumped on the 350 Legend bandwagon yet there is still plenty of time to do so and Savage Arms is unveiling a flurry of offerings this summer to tempt you to join the party. For those who might not be familiar or acquainted with the .350 Legend cartridge, it is a […]
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More than 20 years ago, my husband, Carlos, and I attended a self-improvement seminar. Probably 100 people were there, and we were all asked to stand up and say what we were afraid of.
In an interesting twist, my fear was standing up and speaking to a room of people.
One by one, people raised their hand and spoke. I studied how each person handled their...
Last weekend was Shavuot. In the diaspora it is a two day holiday. I admit it is an emotional holiday for me. I love Shavuot.
The holiday of Shavuot is the day on which we celebrate the great revelation of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, more than 3,300 years ago. You stood at the foot of the mountain, as did your grandparents and great-grandparents before them. The souls of all Jews, from all times, came together to hear the Ten Commandments from G‑d Himself.
What was involved?
Moses ascended Mount Sinai, and G‑d spoke to him the following words (Exodus 19:3-6): “So shall you say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel. You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and [how] I bore you on eagles’ wings, and I brought you to Me. And now, if you obey Me and keep My covenant, you shall be to Me a treasure out of all peoples, for Mine is the entire earth. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of princes and a holy nation.”
Moses returned from Sinai and called for the elders of the people and put all these words of G‑d before them. Unanimously, with one voice and one...
Just got home from that Pin Shoot in Michigan I’ve been writing about. Couldn’t stay for the awards ceremony and will have to get back to you later on who won what, but on the return trip I was ruminating … Read more
Practical Collectible Investments for Hard Times:— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) June 17, 2019
You can't shoot a looter with a Willie Mays rookie card or a Gibson Les Paul, but a 1912 97% NRA EXC Smith & Wesson Triple Lock is still a .44.
Finally the range wasn't flooded so I got to try out the newish Remington Model 11. And for a 76-year old shotgun, it performed flawlessly. And it was busting ALL the clays until I started getting sloppy on the second box of shells and let a string of "Away" clays get by me. Just bad cheek weld and head position on my part from trying to rush the shots because they clays were going into a shaded spot and I couldn't follow them for more than a few seconds. But once I started focusing on those exclusively and slowing down, the gun did it's part and the clays all dies valiantly.
Yeah, there are a bunch of tags on this one. I could toss in some more, but what they heck.
In case you haven't seen it, mostly because the main stream media has got a case of the "silent" on the subject, Ebola is a thing in Africa, again. It started in the former Belgian Congo and has spread, by way of a family who knew they were infected and ran anyway, to Uganda. It is about *this far* from spreading off that continent, with this far being defined as *How close is the closest international airport?"
While we're a long way from it at the moment, so far as we know we're a 14 hour international flight away from our first case in North America. Of course, the bearer of that glad news could be deplaning in NYC right now. Or they could be wading the Rio Grande. Or coming overland from Canada. Or Joey Jihadi who has deliberately been infected and sent to America to cough on as many people as he can.
I'm not going to do the daily duty of trying to keep you posted on this. However, I've finally read enough that I'm Officially Concerned (pity the WHO and CDC aren't), and I'm going to point you to Aesop, of the Raconteur Report, ...
TFB EXCLUSIVE: PRE-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT OF THE CZ P-10 C – PART 2 The P-10 C has drastically transformed since its pre-production model. CZ considered comments and concerns from pre-production validators. They did change some features that I personally miss. They improved on others. I believe the pre-production P-10 C was one of the strongest pre-production […]
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A lot of democrats, Nancy Pelosi, all the Kennedys, like Joe Biden have roots in the old-time Roman Catholic working class, but rose, via politics, up and out, not only of their class origins, but out of any meaningful religious convictions.
Western Chauvinist, at Ricochet, discusses the impeding Biden attempt to run for the Presidency as an ethic Catholic.
When he was exploring a run for the presidency in 2008, Biden famously said: “I will shove my rosary beads down the throat of any Republican who says I am not a Catholic.”
I stand in awe of Joe Biden as a fellow Roman Catholic. Never have I known a coreligionist so utterly immune to conscience in the pu...
Eric rants appropriately on one of the most disgraceful features of today’s American life, one earlier generations of Americans would never have put up with for a minute.
It makes you wonder: when did the people of this country become so European-style obedient, domesticated, and emasculated?
Heimatsicherheitsdeinst (literally, Homeland Security) and TSA have nothing to do with “catching terrorists” and everything to do with habituating people to arbitrary authority and routine degradation by government goons – so as to make them feel the same way that prisoners feel – I get the deer-in-the-headlights fac...
JP Morgan Chase bank acct-holders: Chase is trying to remove your right to sue for disputes, force you into Binding Arbitration, which YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY FOR! Last time I was involved in Binding Arbitration, the arbitrator charged over $4K! According to Chase's "bedsheet notice" (28.5" X 10.5"), single-spaced, two sides, I CAN opt out of Binding Arbitration, but...
Wombat-socho at The Other McCain starts things off with In The Mailbox: 06.12.19. OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #649 EBL: What’s Hidden Under The Greenland Ice Sheet? Twitchy: Watch As Adam Schiff Gets Schooled On James Comey’s Testimony EBL – National Bourbon Day. (Bourbon isn’t really my […]
Kate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person. In fact, they had a discussion the night before about whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag — and decided not to, ultimately, because there’s a policy apparently against having any kind of weapons that are concealed in the building.
Kate Nixon family attorney
June 10, 2019
‘Gun free zone’ law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says
[Any employer who has a policy which disallows people from defending themselves as a condition of employment should be held at least partially responsible for the death or injury of an employee who is a victim of a violent crime where appropriate defensive action could have stopped the crime. They are creating a hazardous working environment.
How is this different than a slick floor or heavy dust in a work environment then banning appropriate shoes and breathing masks? “Gun free zones” are OSHA for violent cri...
Karl gives us the inside scoop on shotgun speedloading for 3-gun competition.
I see what I’ve been doing wrong now!
"All efforts to force the family to agree to cremation will cease. The body will be returned to the US. Since your toxicology testing equipment isn't working, and you don't know when it will be, the tests will be performed here in the US.
And it will happen now."
The main character in Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-four was in charge of altering historic records. Obama White House Deleted Online Speeches About The Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Entered Office: Report. The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered […]
I’ve been kicking around the idea of new rifle, so this review is nicely timed. The 18 Best New Hunting and Precision Rifles, Tested. Some of the rifles reviewed are straight forward hunting rifles. Some are clearly more for the bench-rest crowd. A couple list for under $700, but one is north of $6,000. Most […]
Difference of opinion is not allowed. Leftists Declare Fundamental Moral Questions Beyond Debate. And of course everything is decided in their favor. Contemplate the arrogance of asserting that society has reached moral clarity in saying that it is wrong to change laws that deny women reproductive freedom. Polls show that Americans are equally divided on […]
Because the media doesn’t seem to want to talk about what lead up to this. Memphis. Just so we have this straight: named offender in a Mississippi shooting flees to Tennessee makes a video saying how he’s not going down without a fight is tracked down by US Marshals – not Memphis PD rams numerous […]
I have had several people ask if I might write a book on the development of German military rifles in the same format as my book on French rifles. I do not plan to, in large part because there is a lot of literature on the subject already published in English. In particular, Hans Dieter Gotz’ book “German Military Rifles and Machine Pistols 1871-1945” does a quite good job of covering this history.
Gotz’ book is not a collector’s guide so much as a book for historians and enthusiasts. It does not include things like details of production dates by serial number, or explanations of specific markings. Instead, it explains why each new type of rifle or submachine gun was adopted, how it was developed, how it was used in service, and why it was eventually replaced. The books does a good job covering some of the controversies and difficulties associated with various rifles, a...
Have you noticed that lost of places end with the letter A? Watching to globe spin on the British Empire in the beginning of that video I went:
It takes a while for all the optics on a telescope to reach thermal equilibrium. During this time, the image may improve or degrade, but the one guarantee is that the collision will change. Collimate after everything's had cooled off. Typically a half hour for a small reflector. Hour or more for a big reflector of a Schmidt-Cassegrain of any size.
I have observed this before (but some of you may be new to this blog, or worse, do not memorize everything I write here). The biggest disappointment young people experience is when Mom and Dad buy an inexpensive reflector as a first telescope for Junior. There are three reasons for this.
1. The mirror and mechanical parts are often very poorly made. There is not much to do about this, unfortunately. Spend a bit more money on a somewhat smaller refractor and ignore the huge magnification numbers that appear on the box or ad.
2. Few reflectors are properly collimated when you get them. Even if they were good at the factory, every drop of a shipping crate is guaranteed to fix that. Spend a little money on a laser collimator. You will be amazed at how much the image quality improves.
3. Many of the cheap reflectors come with low quality eyepieces, sometimes made of plastic not glass. Orion Telescopes sells lots of decent eyepieces that will dramatically improve the images. Make you sure you are buying a Plossl type or orthoscopic type eyepiece....
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