Monday, 24 September

04:55

Home Gunsmiffin'

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Monday, 24 September

Ok, so I've been using my L Frame 686 revolver some lately, to get my DA revolver skills up a bit.

It's been in the shop a while back.  The timing was off, and I needed an oversized hand.

Anyhoo.  It's getting harder to get the cylinder to release.  I go to the range and can't even open to load the thing.  VERY short range session.  0 rounds fired.

But I know a guy. 

Before that, however, let me take a crack at fixin' it.  Maybe something internal is blocking the cylinder release latch.  I can take the side of and see...  Before that, lemme find that S&W revolver book of mine... where is it...  how bout an internet search?

Well, there's yer trouble right there!  What you bet my ejector rod is backing out a little at a time.  Easy enough to spin it back (anti clockwise to tighten.  you figure that out pretty quick when it doesn't get better).

Wish I had figured that out at the range. 

But, after a good cleaning and d...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Open Carry

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:07, Monday, 24 September

Written by Greg Ellifritz

 

 

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of open carry (carrying an unconcealed handgun or long gun in public).  Except in a hunting context or in very rural areas where one is unlikely to encounter another human, I generally think it’s a poor decision to carry openly.  Too many bad things can happen.  I’ve explored some of those is...

Assorted Calibers Policy Ep 024: GRPC Bound!

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:00, Thursday, 20 September

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss AMM-Con and the Gun Rights Policy Conference. Stay tuned for a BIG announcement by Erin!
  • Weer’d announces another Giveaway! On October 12th, four lucky Patrons at the $4 or higher level will receive a Hammond Cruiser folding knife by CRKT.
  • The General Purpose Egghead returns with some more gun physics,  this time crunching the numbers on unorthodox ammunition to see how they compare to mainstream ammo.
  • Weer’d finishes his series on 3D printed gun hysteria with Now This News‘ coverage on the issue.
  • David talks about the culture shock of going from a gun-unfriendly state to a gun-friendly one.
  • and Steve returns to talk about a mishap with his Ninja Wagon, and some of the troubles that happens when your replacement car is a rental.

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As a hunter, I pride myself on eating mostly wild game. Both my husband and I love cooking, but more importantly we LOVE to eat. We both work full time though. As most know, sometimes the last thing you want to do after a long day of work is spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, this is why people often turn to unhealthy fast food. As someone that has started to really focus on health and fitness, I cant bring myself to sabotage my body with food that will leave me feeling terrible.

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By Toby Melville September, 23, 2018 Last updated on 9/24/18. The name Midwest Industries is a respected and well-known name in the firearms industry. While some companies went with the concept of being the boutique AR business, or with the idea of being budget-minded, Midwest Industries did what the customer truly wanted. They provided a ...

Sunday, 23 September

20:55

Alas, this isn’t going to go eight days, or anything like eight days. For my sins I spent most of the afternoon fearful of moving too far from a toilet.

My undoing was one of the tub’s principal entrées, Creamy Chicken Rice.

riceportions

Curiously, this package was also marked “8 portions,” which means the lunch and dinner entrées are consistently twice as big as the breakfasts. Sounds racist.

rice
Let it be said that Augason Farms Creamy Chicken Rice is damned near terrible. Also, “creamy rice” is not a good emergency food for a number of practical reasons. First: When you cook creamy soup you...

A Timeline of Events

by mzmadmike in The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse at 19:53, Sunday, 23 September

1 January, 1991, 0130

That's a very close approximation of time I fought off sexual assault.

I'd been raped previously, but that's not this discussion.

About 1900 on the 31st, an acquaintance from the mixed group of gamers, SCAdians, SF fans and others called me at my Rantoul, IL apartment, asked if I was doing anything for New Years'. He was having a small party, he said. He asked if I wanted to come over.

I'm not naming the party because it's a common enough name I don't want anyone getting harassed or mistaken, and as far as I know he's never amounted to anything.

I drove down to Champaign, to an apartment I'd have to find on a map, if it's still there, but is easy enough to find. I arrived about 2000. He let me in, we talked for a bit, I had a beer that I opened myself.  I asked where the others were, he said they were coming later. He brought out some sandwiches and other snacks.

Looking around, he had Kodak pictures of a couple of the teenagers (I was 23ish.  I don't give out my exact birthday) in the youth fighting group he helped sponsor. It seemed a bit odd to have photos of a single teen standing in a field, with no context or ...

Magpul RLS Sling Review: A Modern Shooting Sling

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 18:07, Sunday, 23 September

The Magpul RLS Sling is a simple execution and evolution of the practical shooting sling concept. While we may not value the art of “slinging up” as our fathers and grandfathers did… shooting from a stable position never goes out of style. I have used traditional 1907 Pattern slings, Nylon web slings, modern quick cuff slings, etc. and now I have a chance to evaluate the Magpul RLS 1. At $19 it actually stands neck and neck with some of the cheaper 1907s and nylon web slings. How does it stack up?

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The Government Accounting Office just issued this report, concluding that in Fiscal Year 2017, there were over 112,000 "denials," of which ATF investigated about 1,200. It referred about 50 for prosecution, and the Department of Justice prosecuted a whole 12. The Point of Contact states didn't do much better. "Troopers in Oregon and Virginia commented that in their experience, there can be some degree of inaccuracy in the criminal records in their state. For example, they said that arrests and prosecution results may not be accurately reflected in the criminal history of the denied person. When the trooper checks the actual record, it is sometimes discovered that the person is not prohibited. A Virginia trooper said this is especially common for juvenile convictions."

I recall that John Lott looked into this issue and concluded that a large proportion of denials were in error, a large proportion of the remainder involved things no one would think worth prosecuting ... a denial due to an old non-violent conviction, that manner of thing.

17:55

Somewhat Urgent

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:24, Sunday, 23 September

How do I save a boarding pass image in a browser as an image on a cellphone?  If I was sure that the airport had working Wi-Fi, I could just click the link to display the boarding pass, but that often does not work.

Feed the machine

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 14:23, Sunday, 23 September

There are a number of people who wonder why the "police action" in Korea wasn't prosecuted with more vigor, why the Vietnam "conflict" was fought in a way that nearly guaranteed failure and why the the Gulf War/Global War on Terror is still going on at all.

There are also people who wonder why we put up with the joke we call "public education" and the contaminated industrial products we call "food".

Other people continue to wonder why medical costs are so high in the US, why perscription drugs are so costly and why modern medicine seems less interested in curing diseases than in offering expensive treatments that don't cure but do prolong suffering.

Color me cynical, but it appears to me that they view "the masses", which have more lately been  known collectively as "deploreables", as fodder for their cash cows.

JusticeOr Something. The Left REALLY hates felony murder, because they don’t think you...

First Look: Hudson H9 9mm Pistol

by Andrew Tuohy in Gun RSS Feed - Omaha Outdoors at 14:00, Sunday, 23 September

A year and a half since first shooting a Hudson H9 at SHOT 2017, I’ve been sent one of these rather unique pistols for a full evaluation. What follows are my initial t...

13:55

Okay: So on my very first day, I cheated on my “emergency food only” diet…

snacks
…so I didn’t even do the third meal yesterday. I did do lunch, though…

soupportions
…Creamy potato soup. Once again, as is I suppose going to be the protocol for this whole review, I divided the packet contents into four portions because the tub is for four people and I’m not four people.

...

Oh, is it going to work now?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:15, Sunday, 23 September

Well okay then. I guess I’ll just drop what I’m doing, go back to the Lair, fire up the laptop, download all those photos currently floating around in Data Pergatory somewhere, and write that food review post I tried to write some hours ago except the server was down AGAIN and I couldn’t. Since I emailed all those photos to myself and when the TUAK server is down my email doesn’t work either.

Since I’m getting all this stuff for free I’m not really complaining. Free is good. But I am venting a bit because frustration. Running what amounts to a small business on infrastructure other people are essentially giving you for free isn’t a foolproof business model. But I like it most of the time, because free.

Anyway a post is imminent if the blankety-blank server doesn’t prevent it.

Brunch!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:41, Sunday, 23 September


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Warning Parental Advisory

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:16, Sunday, 23 September

The Best Medical Technology – Not Available in the USA

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:24, Sunday, 23 September

Because the .gov won’t approve stuff that clearly works without they make sure – to .gov specifications – that it works. Especially given that it is low-cost, and not produced by any of their friends the companies they generally regulate.

Open Bionics and their Hero Arm sound like a pretty cool operation. Doing good, while doing well.

09:55

Interesting Analogy

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:54, Sunday, 23 September

My wife pointed out yesterday that white entertainers in the 19th and early 20th centuries wore blackface to make stereotypical fun of blacks in minstrel shows.  This is now considered offensive and would likely lead to ferocious criticism. But what is a drag queen but a man engaged in stereotypical female behaviour?

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Meatloaf

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:26, Sunday, 23 September

Meatloaf is one of those recipes that is either loved or reviled.  For ourselves, we've played with the recipe and it is still under advisement.  But, we're still playing with it.

For today, we made a bacon wrapped stuffed meatloaf.  Five (5) pounds of 80/20 chuck, we added onions, bell peppers, bread crumbs, egg and milk.  Salt and pepper, o course, Then we laid parchment paper on a cookie sheet, laid macon on the paper, then covered the sheet in a layer of our meat concoction.  Then , covered it in cheese.  You could use mushrooms, sausage, or other yummies.  We only used cheese.  Then, roll the whole thing into a loaf


It went in ...

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #174...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:49, Sunday, 23 September

A friend of a friend found this full-size PX4 to have too long of a reach to the trigger. I traded her my Gen3 Glock 19 for it.

The plan is to shoot the 2,000 round test through it this autumn and then maybe send it to Langdon Tactical to get some lovin'.
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The Pledge … for the children?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 07:00, Sunday, 23 September

By Nathan Barton

I recently commented on child abuse here in the Fifty States. Especially as dealing with the so-called public schools.

One area in which there is abuse is in the rituals and customs of schools.

Specifically with the recitation of that venerable tradition, the Pledge of Allegiance.

In this one thing, we see both the way children are abused in the government-run, tax-funded (“public”) schools AND the incredible inconsistency of statists and progressives.  Whether those are national, international, or transnational socialists.

Consider:

From Atlanta, Georgia at the start of this school year, came this: An Atlanta charter school announced that the Pledge of Allegiance would not be part of the morning ritual at the start of the school day.  And people were upset.

Notice when the “campus president” changed the policy originally, it was to remove it from the   daily general assembly when all students must be present together w...

Weekend Link Roundup

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:47, Sunday, 23 September

First we have Pirate’s Cove with Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. Which starts off with the following.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Watcher Of Weasels features the Left’s war on comedy
  2. This ain’t Hell… has Sunday morning feel good stories
  3. The Right Scoop features a study on how many illegals are really in the country
  4. The Other McCain explains the meaning of “credible” in 2018

Next is Claire Wolfe’s Friday links from Living Freedom blog. The first entries are listed here.

  • Happy Paratus! Commander Zero, who invented this holiday for preparedness, has celebration suggestions.
  • That mysterious observatory closure? They claim it’s because a janitor had kiddie porn on a computer. Hm.
  • Sheesh. No wonder Kavanaugh’s accuser can’t remember any details. Given the party-and-pickup culture of the pricey school she went to, it’s a wonder she can remember anything from he...

M1918 Chauchat: Testing a New Magazine

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Sunday, 23 September

Today I am testing out a new .30-06 Chauchat magazine converted from a Johnson M1941 machine gun magazine. The workmanship on this new mag is excellent, and much more extensive than I had initially realized would be necessary. This had the side effect of also making is a very expensive magazine to have made properly.

Unfortunately, the cost of that project has become unjustifiable. I initially wanted to have 5 or 6 of these, to allow me to have about 100 rounds loaded into magazines for competition use. Instead, I will be using a French 8mm Chauchat for anything requiring more than 10-20 rounds of ammunition, and leave this gun for more historical uses. While 8mm Lebel ammunition is expensive as well, I have a substantial number of good military magazines for it, as well as a much more accessible market of spare parts should anything break.

I know a bunch of people will ask about 3D printing magazines. The reason that is not practical is because all of the clearances in the gun were design...

When the Glock 46 leak occurred almost exactly a year ago, I wondered aloud what the Glock 44 and 45 would be. We had suddenly jumped from a Glock 43 to the rotat...

06:55

Quote of the day—Tom Gresham

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Sunday, 23 September

It is my firm belief that Fast and Furious was created to advance the gun-ban agenda of the Obama administration. Those in charge of it created a government-funded program to deliver thousands of guns to murderers with the sole goal of using the resulting crimes as leverage to reduce gun rights. Part of the plan was to guarantee that people were killed, and if that had to be law enforcement officers, “you have to break some eggs.” Individuals and companies would be destroyed as an integral part of the plan. 

Remember the story. Share this frightening tale of government agencies being used to advance political agendas. Consider that many of the same people are still in power, operating on their own to effect elections or push agendas. 

Imagine what the “It’s impossible to fire a federal employee” activists inside government will do under a Democratic-party controlled Congress or White House. Actually, there’s no need to imagine.  We’ve seen the depths of depravity they sink to.

Tom Gresham
September 20, 2018
TRI...

Welcome Wagon

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Sunday, 23 September

They move folks around the cubicles in my office, so sometimes I get new neighbors.  Recently, this happened.  These three worked for the company for a while but in other buildings.  All three, together.  So I am the old hand in the department showing them where the printer is and the coffee maker, but they all have a history.

There was a revisit of a subject they clearly have gone over before.

It appears one is in the NRA, and the other two joke and call him a member of a terrorist organization, complicit in mass murder. 

I, of course, kept quiet and listened.  I am 'more' NRA than the NRA guy.  I did tell them to get the FBI on the horn and turn in the NRA member if they really thought him a terrorist.  Ha ha.  We joke. 

Mmmm.

Portrait of Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Dimitriyevich KuznetsovToday is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Autumn.  The occasion calls for a composition of note, and today's is one that is not just timely, but is particularly interesting.

Tchaikovsky of course needs no introduction (although you can get one from previous posts ...

“They (police) did nothing and now she’s gone.”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:14, Sunday, 23 September

If you think “the system” is going to save you, you are mistaken. It is a mistake that could cost you a lot. Queens woman killed by ex in murder-suicide contacted NYPD twice in days before killings.

The NYPD twice bungled the complaints of a terrified Queens woman targeted by an obsessive ex-boyfriend in the days before he fatally shot her, police sources said Saturday.

“Bungled” is a strong word. Given that in 3 instances of vandalism, for which there were no witnesses and no evidence, it is hard to say exactly what the cops could have done. They could have given her a 9mm Glock, a box of ammo and some instructions, but it is New York City. They aren’t going to do that!

But a gun is the only thing that might have saved this woman. Relying on the system (the cops, the courts) is a losing bet. They can’t be with you every minute. They can only act if there is evidence. And they have no duty to protect you in any case.

Of course having a gun is no guarantee. There are no guarantees in...

A Lot of Bad Things Can Happen in 15 Minutes

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Sunday, 23 September

When you call 911 you expect police to show up. But should you expect that? SPD investigating Target rampage response time.

Why, when I’m at a Target, does it takes you 14 minutes to get there? He’s head butting people, he’s throwing things down escalators, he really is on a rampage .. I really want to know, how many cops are out there when I dial 911 or how many cops aren’t out there?

That question was asked of Seattle PD Sgt. Sean Whitcomb by a radio interviewer. The answer: Once we dispatched someone it took them 3 minutes to get there. But the Seattle PD doesn’t answer questions about staffing levels. It’s about safety of officers which I will accept for the time being. Though I have a suspicion that the union is going to make a push for more officers or more overtime or more something.

The incident itself was originally classified as a priority 2 call, not as a “crime in progress.” That contributed to the delay.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. They can send you all kinds of help. They can also fail to correctly classi...

14 Years: I must be crazy

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:50, Sunday, 23 September

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Saturday, 22 September

23:55

Road Trip from HELL!

by Jerry The Geek in Cogito Ergo Geek at 23:08, Saturday, 22 September

:at September back in '69


I got drafted on a Wednesday, proposed to my College Sweetheart that night.  By telephone.

Three days later, we got married.

A couple of weeks later, I reported for duty, and saw my wife on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Then it got interesting:

After Basic Training and Infantry School, and NCO School, (graduated "top 5", as an E6 Staff Sergeant), and then it was time for my first posting: I went to Anniston, Alabama (Fort McClellan, home of WAC school and National Guard Basic Training) where I was a training officer.  I was allowed off-base housing, so I rented a private home from a local NCO who was on leave and I enjoyed connubial bliss with my wife (after paying her airplane ticket)

I would get off work at 1800, go jump in the community swimming pool; the neighbors complained that I usually jumped into the pool wearing my sweaty fatigues, but I ignored them.

Then I got a 3-week leave, plus travel time, so we decided to drive from Alabama to Oregon so we could save money.  Also, we had purchased a 1969 Ford Maverick ("The last car you can buy for less than $20...

19:55

An Argument for Octagon Barrels

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:26, Sunday, 23 September

I've been trying to learn to produce low-cost, YouTube videos.  It's a lot harder than it looks.  A little 8-minute video on the argument for octagon barrels took me seven hours.  You do not want to see the out-takes.  But, I feel pretty good about it.  Lots of editing.


Time for a stiff drink.

THE VIEW FROM THE DOORWAY: BOTH SIDES, PART II

by Mas in at 18:32, Saturday, 22 September

In the last two entries in this blog, we discussed the controversial case of a female cop off-duty who believed she had come home, found an intruder inside her apartment, and wound up fatally shooting the legitimate resident because she … Read more

Link

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The Future is Stupid

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:45, Saturday, 22 September

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12:55

Permian Basin

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:41, Saturday, 22 September

Profoundly American. Hard working men and corporations, turning what used to be a weird and useless natural resource (petroleum) into the basis of an industeual civilization.

The National Sarcasm Society: Like We Need Your Help

Jim Crow

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 09:00, Saturday, 22 September

Naw, naw, O'Rourke.  GUN CONTROL is the new Jim Crow.  Welllllll.... it's the old Jim Crow.  It's the Jim Crow that didn't get written out of the law books but was instead doubled down.  Gun Crow.  Democrats have REALLY never wanted black people to have firearms.  Can't have black people defending themselves.  Republicans haven't covered themselves in glory, but at least they are a little wish washy about it.

Beto says law enforcement is “the new Jim Crow.” This kind of extreme rhetoric divides us on racial lines & inflames hatred. Vast majority of police officers are brave, honorable, and risk their lives keeping us safe; it’s wrong to smear them as racists. https://t.co/Ki8XBrYyj0
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 20, 2018


IDPA National Championship

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 08:56, Sunday, 23 September

I've been meaning to write about my experience at the IDPA Nationals, but have found it hard to organize my thoughts. I'll post some thoughts here, and perhaps more in the future.

Held at the impressive CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, the match was large, and long. The stages were generally challenging, without being overly difficult. There were some hiccups as can be expected in a undertaking this size, though they detracted little from the overall experience. I was expecting a little more stage "pizzazz" than we saw though. I did enjoy the pneumatically-powered and electronically-controlled targets. That so many of the stages were similar to what I often see at regional, and even local matches, serves as a compliment to our area match directors.

I need to emulate the bee...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:43, Saturday, 22 September

...and get busy.
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Nice when the enemy is open about it

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 09:13, Saturday, 22 September

The author of the Incendiary News piece, Ulrike Salazar, likens Border Patrol agents to SS troops who "take away young boys and girls, tear apart families, throw away undesirables into dark and cramped dungeons." 

Then, after decrying all of the so-called atrocities committed by Border Patrol against illegal immigrants, Salazar writes: "This author only hopes that this chapter in American history will also include the moment when revolutionaries rose up with the masses and slaughtered the fascistic Border Patrol dogs and their bosses, slaying them with revolutionary fire and justice."

And some of their good friends in revolution:
"Revolutionary organizations throughout the country such as the Red Guards appear to be organizing among the immigrant masses in forming defense units, rallying around the shared slogan of 'fight ICE with fire!'" he ...

SILENCER SATURDAY #38: 38Spc Vs 300BLK

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 11:43, Saturday, 22 September

38spcHappy second day of fall, suppressed shooters and thank you for joining us for TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Where steaming some milk for your pumpkin spiced latte is louder than most of our subsonic setups. With hunting season upon us, those who live in restriction-free areas can reach for their suppressed rifle of choice. For many […]

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TFBTV: Top 10 Best Selling Long Guns (of Summer ’18)

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Saturday, 22 September

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves looks at the 10 best selling rifles and shotguns of Summer 2018. These results were taken from a survey of over 300 stores during a 3 month sales period this summer. Ruger makes a very strong showing, and there’s also guns from Remington, Smith and Wesson, Mossberg, Springfield, […]

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08:55

Gun cartoon of the day

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 08:41, Saturday, 22 September

And this is why we should still talk about killing Communists. Because human lives are more important than Communist lives.

Michael Z. Williamson
September 20, 2018
Why We Should Still Be Talking About Killing Communists
[Some people might argue this is overstated and oversimplified.

A more persuasive argument for me is there is a place for dramatic effect.—Joe]

And I have taken a few nice ones.  I may have to wait until I get home.  Perhaps not bringing the laptop was a mistake. 

I did bring a gun.  My wife is not happy because it slows down check-in and baggage claim.  American Airlines put my suitcase that had my gun case in it aside at San Antonio.  It was not at first obvious where it had gone.  Want to protect your suitcase from being stolen at baggage claim?  Check a gun and put the case in your suitcase.

Fox News reports on a college student now admitting that her rape report was false. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/19/michigan-woman-who-lied-about-being-raped-on-college-campus-sentenced-to-jail.html

That is why questioning Dr. Ford is sexist.

Tweet that "Women do not have penises."https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6192453/Student-editor-tweeted-women-dont-penises-fired-university.html

Texas Hill Country is Beautiful

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:02, Saturday, 22 September

At least, right now.  It has been raining so heavily that interstate 10 was closed by flooding.  Everything is either under water or green.  The lobby clerk here in Forty Stockton said that this was not typical; everything will be brown in the morning.  Well, not yet. 

The road cuts reveal astonishing limestone layers.  This alone is part of why I travel: to see things that I would not expect.  Texas is far larger than any state should be.  Independent nation does not seem so weird of an idea.

No one lives out here.  You can drive for miles on end and see almost signs of human habitation.  Of course the speed limit is 80 mph.  The Hyundai Elantra we rented is getting 31.2 mph so far; even at these speeds.    It is a very nice car, and pretty rattle free for 40,000 miles.  I will not consider this as an alternative to a Jaguar, but it is a reminder that each doubling of price gets you only about a 50% gain in function. 

The same is true in telescopes.  A 6" refractor is usually several times more expensive than a 4" refractor, but not dr...

Okay, so this morning we opened the tub.

tub1
And immediately encountered our first snag. The tub bills itself as 48 hours of food for four people, and that’s the way it’s packaged. Not 192 hours of food for one person.

tub3
Tub contents are sealed packages of dried food-like substance, quantities as follows:

1 Cheese Powder
2 Elbow Macaroni
1 Creamy Potato Soup
2 Creamy Chicken Rice
1 Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
1 Buttermilk Pancakes

The instructions ...

Saturday Morning Smile

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 06:19, Saturday, 22 September

Uh, I'll have the BSOD, a side of hash browns and a caramel cappuccino, please.

NYRB Editor Forced Out By Social Media Mob

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:50, Saturday, 22 September

Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma, the 66-year-old Dutch-born writer and only the third editor in the history of the New York Review of Books, was forced to resign this week.

His crime? Buruma published a self-pitying essay by Jian Ghomeshi, a Canadian musician, writer, and talk show host of Iranian descent, who lost his job in 2014 when an ex-girlfriend accused him of non-consensual rough sex.

Buruma was quickly mobbed on social media where critics complained about the absence of fact-checking (NYRB employs no fact checkers), pointing out tha...

Peteski Says

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:05, Saturday, 22 September

Tweet of the Week

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 05:55, Saturday, 22 September

HT: Vanderleun.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-military/2018/09/13/the-marine-corps-is-quietly-monitoring-sections-of-the-us-mexico-border-to-stop-migrants-and-drug-traffickers/

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing. They did say Trump's border wall is a fiasco, not needed, currently stalled.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, small teams of Marines are using a suite of advanced sensors and remote monitors to assist the U.S. Border Patrol in scanning the most vulnerable sections of the untamed border. These Marines belong to specialized units called Ground Sensor Platoons, and for over a decade have been quietly partnering w...

Infringement is Constitutionally Banned

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 07:00, Saturday, 22 September

Punishment must be made swift and sure

"Officials" think anything is OK. It is not.
Those who would infringe must face punishment.

The lamestream media told you:

We have to take away the "assault weapons." These are too dangerous to have on "our streets." "We don't want to take away all your guns," says Mr. Hogg, convincingly, despite what all his supporters and media lapdogs say. The "assault weapon" ban simply bans anything with a magazine... and a grip. https://www.gunlaws.com/FeinsteinGunBanBillAnalysis.htm

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Civilians must have armed parity with police. That was the principle behind the Second Amendment. Government could not get out of hand if the the people were armed, the last bulwark against tyranny.

Infringement is banned in no uncertain terms in the Constitution. Taking or attempting to take legally owned guns from the public is infringement. Those who would infringe upon t...

Dr. Ford's Coast-to-Coast

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:11, Saturday, 22 September

Hot Air is reporting that one reason Dr. Ford wants to push the hearing back (aside from the obvious delaying tactic) is that she doesn't like airplanes.  Well, okay.  I love airplanes, but I don't like commercial flying because TSA has made it a cattle-herd process complete with squeeze chutes and cattle prods.  Flying commercially these days sucks.

Driving across the country is always an option  But, I learned years ago that driving across the country in as little as 50 hours.  That's right.  50 hours.  Two days.  I learned this interesting fact back in the late '90s when I was doing long-distance motorcycle riding.  The Iron Butt Association documents those rides.

It is entirely possible for Dr.   Ford to start her journey in CA o Friday night, and be in Washington on Sunday night.  Check into a motel, get a few hours sleep, and be at the hearing on Monday.  The question is not whether it is possible, many have...

Here's proof:

Wayne County animal control officers confiscated 27 dogs and cats from a temporary emergency shelter Monday that was being run by volunteers with Crazys Claws N Paws rescue. 
Frank Sauls, animal services manager for Wayne County, said there is an ongoing investigation with animal control services and could not say what the charge would be. 
“If we didn’t feel like anything was being done wrong, we would not have taken (the animals),” he said. “But that is for the courts to decide.”

... 
Tammie Hedges, who runs Crazys Claws N Paws, signed the dogs over to animal control. 
All of them were taken to the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center.
“We were trying to help abandoned animals,” Hedges said. “We knew North Carolina didn’t have any regulations or laws regarding shelters for animals. ...

Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:38, Saturday, 22 September

Eddie Rabbit got his start writing a song for Elvis.  He tried to pattern his style after the King - not too fancy, just straight up, upbeat songs (remember, this was the early Elvis).  He, like Elvis died far too young, taken by lung cancer. His career was brief, but burned brightly with twenty #1 hits between 1976 and 1988 - and this span was shortened by a hiatus after the death of his infant son in 1985.

Rabbitt was best known for his crossover sound, which included movie soundtracks (Every Which Way But Loose) and TV themes (Days of Our Lives, All My Children). This crossover appeal took this to #1 on both the Country and Hot 100 Charts...

because "WE MUST INVESTIGATE THE CASE AGAINST KAVANAUGH, OR WOMEN ARE BEING TRASHED!"

The question is "Investigate WHAT?  An accusation over something that, if it happened, was more than thirty years ago,
uncertain place,
uncertain time,
uncertain PEOPLE,
no evidence,
no corroborating witnesses(those who the accuser said could back her up have said 'Didn't happen' or 'Wasn't there').
There's nothing to investigate.  And no, "She has notes from her therapist from that talk thirty years later!" is not evidence.  Especially when she told the therapist it was four boys, she now says the therapist got that wrong, etc.

Let's say she really was messed with by two drunk guys.  Nasty experience, should've reported it then.  Of course, the fact that, apparently, everybody there was illegally drinking and being stupid meant nobody would want to.  Or she could've been drunk off her ass and things didn't happen the way she remembers.  Which is where we're back to "What the hell do we investigate?"

The way she brought this up doesn't help matters at all.  Then Feinstein brought her speci...

Gun Confiscation Day?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 08:19, Saturday, 22 September

By Nathan Barton

At Quora.com, an interesting and often frustrating site, this recently was posted:

Paul Harding, listing himself as a Deputy Sheriff (since 2000), replied.  His reply, “upvoted” (seconded) by at least two other law-enforcement types, is worth sharing.

I wouldn’t be at home. I’d be at work, going door-to-door.

Knock Knock Knock...

Asset Forfeiture Is THE Biggest .gov Scam Ever

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:24, Saturday, 22 September

JusticeMaybe this ruling/agreement can be taken to other places. ...

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Saturday, 22 September

...

Brownells BRN-10A: A Retro Cold War AR-10 Reproduction

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 22 September

Companion shooting video on InRangeTV:

We have a new Brownells BRN-10A reproduction AR-10 to take a look at today, hot off the production line! Brownells is making both AR-15 and AR-10 rifles in their “Retro” reproduction line, but this is definitely the more interesting one to me. You can piece together a good retro AR-15, but the AR-10 platform has until now been very limited in retro options.

In today’s video, I am comparing the BRN-10A to a semiauto conversion of an original Portuguese AR-10. This allows some good comparisons, but it is also of limited use, because Brownells has chosen to reproduce the cleaner lines of the early Cuban-pattern AR-10. Details like the muzzle...

05:55

Texas Hill Country

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:03, Saturday, 22 September

These waffle makers are really cute.  But in Texas, they are not round or square.  Rotating your view to see the shape.

Well this is nice

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Saturday, 22 September


I've done a lot of simulator training.  It's relatively easy to program in your own scenarios in some of them.  I've done one where I walk up to a store front that looks like the gun smith shop and, hey, isn't that the owner's wife?  SHE HAS A KNIFE.  Harder to shoot her in the simulator because I know her.

But up in North East Maryland they are trying to come up with Sim programs that train cops to maybe not shoot every dog you see as a matter of routine.  Which is nice.  Poor pups.  Not all of them need shooting, or course, and the police would rather not have to.  Save money in lawsuits that way, too. 


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And Harford County got in the news after I composed this post.   Killer, in a gun free zone, killing. 

Stacey Thorburn is a big game guide in New Zealand. She is passionate about guiding female hunters and encouraging other women to get out there and become guides!

 

Dopey Joe Biden confirms all suspicions that he is, always has been, and remains as dumb as a stump.  (For any stumps which may be reading this, I apologize for the comparison, which denigrates the integrity and intellect of actual native-born stumps ... which are the remains of dead trees, as opposed to the remains of dead political careers.)

(See: "...

Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:40, Saturday, 22 September

Jeff Beck, one of the greatest jazz/rock guitarists I know of. Rolling Stone included him in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in the number 5 spot.

This is “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” from the 1975 album Blow By Blow. It takes about 30 seconds for the song to get moving… give it a chance. (If YouTube is giving you grief for having add-blockers and privacy add-ons installed, use the link above.)

Friday, 21 September

19:55

Neat-o!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:47, Friday, 21 September

I met up with my friend who uses the nom de blog "Global Village Idiot" today to do some fun hanging out here in the Circle City.

The centerpiece of the day was a tour of the Scottish Rite Cathedral downtown.

One recent addition to the camera bag really came into its own...

Scottish Rite library, full of books on how to take over the world by organizing pancake breakfasts, no doubt. I did a lot of interior shooting with the Fuji X-E1 (rapidl...

Friday damp evening,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:30, Friday, 21 September

here's the data





















...

The Long History of Concealed Carry in the US

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:36, Friday, 21 September

...

Agency Arms A.O.S. – Agency Optic System

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 21 September

Agency Arms is well known for their Glock modifications. They have just ex...

16:55

Let's Have Some Fun

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:54, Friday, 21 September

If you're tired of politics (and who isn't?) lets have some fun with riles.

Courtesy of the Gunny.



Now, don't you feel better?

Veritas Update

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:31, Friday, 21 September

Project Veritas is getting air time and the administration is taking it seriously.  From Fox News:



I'll be at the football field in another hour, but I'm happy that O;Keefe is on the job.

TGIF

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:00, Friday, 21 September

The political wold has gone batshit crazy over this Kavanaugh thing and the news has descended almost into parody.   Feinstein's office says that they've been receiving some really nasty phone calls and emails.  I bet so.  Others are calling for her censure, which makes a better case than just calling the office and giving her a good cussing.  Her handling of this entire matter has been despicable.

But, it is Friday, and we have a local football game.  So, I'll be in the stands tonight, cheering on the home team and talking politics with some of the other curmudgeons who attend.

Go Panthers!

March of the Mad Munchkins

by Yitzhak Goldstein in The Zelman Partisans at 14:48, Friday, 21 September

The Mad Munchkins

Demonstrating brainwashing works if captured early enough, Trotskyite Munchkin victims of educational malpractice, surrounded by a sea of bitter angry middle-aged women, descended on the nation’s capital like flying malefactors from the Land Oz. Their demand? A federal Congress pound a “national” stake through the heart of an already liberal trampled Bill of Rights. Munchkin March observers...

Real men don't shoot mouseguns!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 15:07, Friday, 21 September


I have no idea how Chris stays so poker-faced through these.
.

Mel Torme - County Fair

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 15:15, Friday, 21 September

The Queen Of The World and I are going.

Improvised M16A1 Wooden Handguards in Myanmar

by Miles in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 21 September

Wooden handguards fitted for an M16/AR15-patterned rifle are nothing new in the United States among the boutique custom build community. Some folks prefer the older, more nostalgic look of the solid wood grips that used to be so common on firearms of all types prior to the switch to polymer within small arms of all […]

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Caesar Guerini MAXUM Gold Sporting Limited Edition Shotguns

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Friday, 21 September

Caesar Guerini MAXUM Gold Sporting Limited Edition Shotguns (2)Italian shotgun manufacturer Caesar Guerini has introduced to US market limited edition versions of their Maxum Sporting over and under shotguns. These are high-end shotguns with beautiful wood and engraving. They are available chambered in 12 gauge only and offered with two barrel length options: 30″ and 32″. Here is how the company describes the engraving […]

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12:55

Of aggression, but close.  And no Dunkin Donuts to blame.

Saltgrass Steakhouse

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 11:31, Friday, 21 September

Just ate lunch at Saltgrass  Steakhouse in San Antonio.  Everything here is expensive, but this chicken fried steak was worth  the high price. Awesome!

Hi, My Name is Joe

by Jennifer in In Jennifer's Head at 10:49, Friday, 21 September

Taken for granted

Forgot to toot your own horn

No trophy for you

We all forget sometimes. I know I’m guilty of being my own worst enemy, and I bet you are too. Once in while, maybe try to be your own cheerleader. You’re over there saving the world one little bit at a time while your horn sits gathering dust.

We’re Joe and we’re working in the button factory. Boss keeps asking if we’re busy, and we just keep saying no. Pushing the button with your head yet? Did you mention that maybe you’re running low on extremities? Might be time to squeak a little, just saying.

 

 

Look what Big Brother sent me…

food
Two tubs of this Augason Farms emergency storage food, promising 48 hours worth of food for four people – or eight days for one person?

We Shall See. Tomorrow morning the tub gets unsealed. I will suffer for my art but I won’t collect scars for it if I don’t have to, so I don’t promise to go the whole eight days if the contents are just inedibly horrible. But if they’re not, Uncle Joel is going on an eight-day diet consisting of nothing but that stuff. Starting tomorrow, since today got off to a very weird start and the weirdness hasn’t actually slacked off much yet. I’m having chicken issues this morning.

Here’s something that will prove very useful and possibly career-saving…

...

See, this is why Socialism is good.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:00, Friday, 21 September

Under socialism, no matter how bad things might get due to the machinations of the Looters and Wreckers and External Enemiestm, our beloved masters will still be okay. They’ll do great, in fact. And that’s good, right? Because they’re so selfless and we love them so very very much.

No Sense of Humor

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:37, Friday, 21 September


Cultural Marxists sure are a bunch of bluenoses and prohibitionists. [More]

Economic Cleansing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:23, Friday, 21 September

Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate' [More]
The forces really are determined to eradicate all but approved thought. This is economic fascism. When done in conspiracy and collusion with all the others, and all with the intent of securing political power with which to rule, these are acts of ideological and economic warfare.

Predisposition

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 22:19, Friday, 21 September

Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment ... Mr. Rosenstein was just two weeks into his job. [More]
This calls for a swift commensurate response.

UPDATE: A joke?

Dang-- who to believe? The New York Times or NBC News?

Welcome to the Hotel California

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:04, Friday, 21 September

You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave! [More]

We don't need no stinkin' elections!

[Via Michael G]

The Big Chill

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:51, Friday, 21 September

As such, according to FEC Chairwoman Caroline Hunter, as of Wednesday, September 19, 501(c)(4) organizations that engage in federal political activity will be required to publicly disclose donors to the FEC. [More]
I'd kind of like to know who's enabling whom. Then again, there have been draconian abuses ...

[Via Felix B...

Headline News

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:36, Friday, 21 September

ILLEGAL ALIEN CHARGED WITH KILLING THREE PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA CRASH ... PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED ILLEGAL ALIEN REPEATEDLY RAPED BOY IN MASSACHUSETTS ... POLICE: AFRICAN ‘MIGRANT’ MURDERED WOMAN, HID BODY IN HIS BEDROOM ... ICE: 30 PERCENT OF ILLEGAL ALIEN ‘FAMILIES’ CUT OFF THEIR ANKLE MONITORS, NEVER SHOW UP AGAIN... [More]
What kind of xenophobe and hater would call our attention to this kind of stuff?

[Via Wynn A

A Need-to-Know Basis

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:31, Friday, 21 September

Snochia Moseley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [More]
Sorry, but I'll be the judge of what I need to know, and it looks like that's been deliberately cut off from independent review.  That means whatever else we need to know will come from Baltimore government "authorities" as amplified by and filtered through the DSM.

How else am I going to be able to check for NRA and other "right-wing extremist" affiliations?
...

I Saw This Debate on South Park

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Friday, 21 September

Cordray, the former attorney general of Ohio appointed by Obama to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is locked in a dead-heat race with Republican state Attorney General Mike DeWine... [More]
And gun owners are supposed to get fire in our bellies...?

Will it boil down to who is more dangerous?

Perhaps I should let the candidates speak for themselves.

The Truth IS Out There

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Saturday, 22 September

The truth is available, with some digging, and almost all that truth leads back to the work of online journalist Mike Vanderboegh. [More]
Yes.

But at the risk of appearing petty and self-serving, what am I, chopped liver?

[Via Neil W]

Your Friday grin

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:15, Friday, 21 September

Seen on Gab.ai:


Also seen on Gab:


LOL.

Cody Wilson Caught

by Bitter in Shall Not Be Questioned at 11:20, Friday, 21 September

At this point, there is nothing that looks remotely defensible about Cody Wilson’s actions after he (reportedly) paid a minor for sex if the details in this story are correct.

At home, police say that he got on a plane to Taiwan at some point after he was tipped off by a friend of the minor that she was cooperating with a police investigation into the incident. Even if the trip was pre-planned, this seems like an unwise choice to make the trip if you’ve got any chance at defending yourself.

But now we learn that he checked in to one hotel and promptly left, decided to rent a studio for 6 months, but then didn’t show to get the keys when he realized that he was wanted in Taiwan, too. (We may not have an extradition treaty with them, but that doesn’t mean they are under obligation to let you roam free. A country with no treaty can still arrest you and turn you over to the US, it’s just a matter of whether they want to do so or not.) They eventually found him in a totally different hotel.

The report indicates that his passport was cancelled, so Taiwan could pick him up on ...

Truvelo AMRIS 20x42mm Suppressed Anti-Materiel Bolt-Action Rifle (660)Armoury Division of South African Truvelo Manufacturers Pty Ltd has published on their social media pages images of a newly introduced suppressed bolt-action anti-materiel rifle called AMRIS. This new weapon is chambered in 20x42mm caliber. It was introduced at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition. Although no details are published on the company’s online resources yet, […]

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FacepalmBefore we begin, yes everyone makes facepalm style mistakes. And while this one is over seven years old, the video simulation of an improved magazine design by the Armament Research, Design Engineering Research Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal had me rolling. Here we have some of the best and the brightest minds working together to […]

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09:55

Quote of the day—Joshua Browder

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Friday, 21 September

These processes are so bureaucratic that if you have no resources at all, it really is impossible to get the help you need.

Joshua Browder
September 20, 2018
Meet the Robot Lawyer Fighting Fines, Fees, and Red Tape
DoNotPay is launching a “denial of service attack on the legal system to make it better.”
[I could see this being useful in places like New York City where gun ownership is, technically, legal but is out of the reach of anyone except those who have the money for a lawyer.

Of course I could also see government entities getting their own “robot lawyers” and you end up in a proxy war with the outcome out of human hands.

Interesting times…—Joe]

Yes. It was 5:30 in the blessed AM and I was baking bread.

bread
Why, you ask? What sane person would be doing that at such a time, when all good little boys and girls should be warm in their beds? Well, it had something to do with…

laddieawake
this little shithead, who was apparently wide awake (at 4:30 in the blessed AM) and waiting for me to show the slightest sign of consciousness so he could climb as far onto the bed as possible given his physical abnormalities and share with me the joys of his night terrors or whatever the hell was going on in his tiny dysfunctional brain. He was frantic, whatever the...

(tap tap) This thing on?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:17, Friday, 21 September

Yeah, okay, the host has been having big server problems for some time, obviously. I’m told they’re on it, and also to expect more outages until the issue is resolved. Kind of figured that last bit out for myself and I’m not even a computer guy. Boy, I need to record that big asterisk on this month’s pageview stats.

I actually do have a couple of posts going but they require my turning the laptop on and sitting down to do them and I’m baking bread right now. Also I will get halfway through composing the first one just as the server takes another dump, and that will be time-consuming and frustrating.

So bear with us: we’re not gone, just experiencing technical difficulties.

Evergreen State Gun Rights Groups United v. I-1639

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 07:36, Friday, 21 September

...

John Legend Sings Classic Gordon Ramsay Insults

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:53, Friday, 21 September


Panty Raid at Berkeley, May 18, 1956.

The same establishment elite that views Larry Flint as a free speech hero, that lectured us that we were guilty of censorship if we didn’t want tax money paying for Robert Maplethorpe’s anal horse whip art, that defends flamboyantly obscene gay pride parades down main street, and that wants sex education for third graders is shocked, shocked that members of the same fraternity that Brett Kavanaugh belonged to, back in 1985, took part in pledge hijinks alluding to the 1950s college panty raids.

Diane Herbst, at People magazine, basically quotes a hatchet job from a couple of little left-wing reptiles at...

One Yale Prof Gets It

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 10:16, Thursday, 20 September

The lamestream media told you:

America has the finest university system in the world (ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN).

The university system has become an indoctrination camp instilling in our children marxism, socialism, anti-American values, hatred for traditional American success and what makes this nation, capitalism and the Founding Fathers' virtues great (talk radio, FOX).

So which is it?

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Professor Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, writing in The Wall Street Journal, advises the freshman class that they -- and their professors -- already know and agree on nearly everything important. You, as a non-Yale freshman can guess, probably with great accuracy, what they believe about his list of what’s important, and then understand why the university system poses such a risk to ...

Hurricane Florence Displays "Climate Models"

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 07:00, Friday, 21 September

Huge Disparity in Full-Color Broadcast for Days

Climate modeling couldn't make accurate predictions
Meteorologists just needed to do it for hours, not decades

Public sat mesmerized, mesmerized, by swirling images, images

The lamestream media told you:

Run for your lives! Danger Will Robinson! Storm's a comin'! Deadly Category 4 murder death kill! Meets land as Category 1, so what, ignore the number (they actually said that) still horrible threat, pay no attention to people walking behind windblown reporter standing there.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

OK, a certain amount of civil awareness and preparedness is called for, failure to do any would be negligent. But the degree to which the media acts in lock step on this has become absurd.

The public's desire to remain glued to their televisions to watch the silly displays is preposterous. Dennis Prager saliently observed you could replay the storm coverage from any past hurricane, edit out the names, and nothing w...

Limited Time Offer

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:41, Friday, 21 September

Means, Opportunity...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:13, Friday, 21 September

...and motive. [More]

Let the subpoenas begin.

[Via Mack H]

Cody Wilson Arrested

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:45, Sunday, 23 September

Cody Wilson, a leading proponent of 3-D printed guns, has been arrested in Taiwan after being charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a 16-year old girl there, Taiwanese officials said on Friday. [More]
What I don't see is the Taiwanese charge -- since there's "no extradition treaty in force" and he's been "delivered ... to the National Immigration Agency," will they deport him on a rescinded visa rap or what?

See earlier WoG entries here and here.

[Via John Crump]

UPDATE (...

That's One Way to Get a Head

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 22:12, Friday, 21 September


SEE UPDATE BELOW 
Pedophile’s Decapitated Corpse Found On Judge’s Doorstep After Bail Hearing In Aurora, Illinois [More]
Think Hizzoner got the message?

[Via William T]

UPDATE:
...

A Revised Opinion

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:28, Friday, 21 September

NRA Demands Tennessee Dem Retract Ad Featuring Old Rating [More]
After all, why would an experienced and highly-paid political operator like Chris Cox think a Democrat could end up betraying him?

[Via Jess]

We're the Only Ones Served Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Friday, 21 September

2 Prince George’s Co. officers shot after warrant served at wrong home [More]
I'm glad to see the father won't be charged. The question here is, would the officers have been had they killed him instead?

[Via Roger J]
...

All About the Benjamins

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:09, Friday, 21 September

Teachers Union Boss: Guns in Schools Harm Community with 'Fending for Themselves' Mentality [More]
Of course she opposes all choices* that do not serve her agenda. What this Marxist sow is doing here -- and her real only concern -- is protecting her place in the hierarchy. And she can't do that if the trough level dips.

[Via Michael G]

...

We're the Only Ones Major Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:53, Friday, 21 September

American Outdoor Brands Corp., formerly Smith & Wesson, is being urged to examine its safety practices and standards by leaders of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, a law enforcement organization that represents dozens of large North American police departments. [More]
And dozens of Democrat administrations that have to blame someone for the utter failure of "progressive" rule ...

[Via Jess]

Tijuana Breaks All-Time Homicide Record amid Cartel War [More]
Boy that one gun store must be busy.

Oops, my bad. It's "lax U.S. gun laws."

Hey, that pretext almost worked before.

You know, we could use more of their "commonsense" disarmament edicts up here.  But we'll need to get more vibrant to make that happen.

[Via ...

Not a Rhetorical Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Friday, 21 September

Want to make federal employees easier to fire? [More]
You bet. And this idea has MERIT.

But it could stand a better prognosis.

Then again, that would require Republicans acting like they had a majority and importantly, constituents letting them know they expect that.

So I guess the question becomes "How badly do you want it?"

'An Uncanny Buckwheat'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:26, Friday, 21 September


Who would have guessed apparatchicks would grow up to be apparatchiks? [More]

She must have thought better of having her own past subjected to public scrutiny.

[Via Mack H]

An Environmental Threat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:17, Friday, 21 September

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CREATING MONSTER TRASH CRISIS - Arizona estimates 4 million pounds contaminate deserts annually [More]
Where, oh where are the "progressive" environmentalcases?  On this and for the increased infrastructure demands for energy, water, waste disposal...?

Why would defenders against invasion not have standing to do the same thing the Bradys did? With the same judge that ruled in their favor, to see if she'll uphold her own opinion?

A Fair Assessment

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:03, Friday, 21 September


No worries there. [More]

The "Fox and the Grapes" is strong in this one.

As is obsession with revenge.

Shooting, hunting, and fishing are a part of our great American heritage and as men and women of the outdoors, we make a difference beyond the personal connections and the rewards of our sports. According to the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation, 53.4 million Americans take part in recreational fishing, hunting, and target shooting each year. That’s quite […]

Hey, maybe that will work ...

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:41, Friday, 21 September

Maybe if Trump nominates Hillary to the Supreme Court we can finally get that FBI investigation.
— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) September 21, 2018



A Gun Control Oopsie

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:14, Friday, 21 September

Well, well, well:

The National Rifle Association demanded Phil Bredesen, the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Tennessee Senate race, retract an ad touting an outdated rating from the organization. 
... 
The gun-rights group called on Bredesen to retract the ad he posted yesterday touting his A rating from his time as governor. 
"It's not 2002, you're not governor and you're not A-rated by the NRA," Cox tweeted at Bredesen in response to the ad. "It's 2018, you have earned a D rating for turning your back on self-defense and supporting the Hillary/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda. @VoteMarsha is a 2A champion. You're not."
You might think that if the Gun Control folks had all the arguments on their side, they wouldn't have to lie.
HYPOCRITE, n.   One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, se...

Tell us what you really think, Mike

I've seen that same stupid bumper sticker.  Pissed me off, too


Ok, so the accuser of Kavanaugh has said- through her lawyer- that "I'll show up under these conditions:

This is bullshit.  This is nothing but "Delay things as long as possible, then have it set up against the accused."


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because they hurt public schools!  And guns are bad, too!"  Etc.

“There are some people who came to this totally because of legitimate frustration that said ‘we can’t shake the system up enough – we need to have alternatives to the system.’ And, frankly, some of those people were people like my predecessor, Al Shanker, who said ‘we hate bureaucracy – can’t we do things like charter schools or other kinds of alternatives where teachers and parents have a right to actually figure out what they want for schooling and make it an incubator,’ and so if something really works then you bring it to the main system,” she added.

Weingarten said advocating for new ideas in education has been “hijacked” as a way to convince states to move funds away from public schools and into other education programs.
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Cops Ignore Assault Victim Until After She Calls News Station

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Friday, 21 September

She literally waited for hours. There were several calls to 911, some indicating that the guy who attacked her was still hanging around. Call for Action Investigation: Woman waits hours for police after being assaulted.

She was able to escape the assault and get back inside (a local library) with the help of some good Samaritans. She needed medical attention but the ambulance crew wouldn’t come in because the scene had not been cleared by police, and the suspect was still on the property. She waited 4 hours, eventually called the news station. They got there before the cops did. (In fact the cops only showed up after News crew call them.)

According to the 911 call logs 11 News requested from police, two calls came in to 911 just before noon that day, and then the calls continued over the next four hours.
Caller 1: “We’ve got an assault outside the building.”
Caller 2: “We’ve had a woman that’s been assaulted, and…”
Caller 3: “And he at...

Steyr StG 77, aka the AUG

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 21 September

Today’s rifle is not quite an Austrian military StG-77, but it is virtually identical. This is one of the commemorative rifles sold by Steyr, which has been rebuilt with military parts and is a registered dealer sample machine gun (which is why I can show you the complete full-auto functionality in the trigger group.

The AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr) was one of the wave of bullpup-style military rifles developed and adopted in the 1970s, along with the British SA80 and French FAMAS F1. The AUG embodied a number of very forward-looking elements in its design, including extensive use of polymers (including the entire fire control group), a completely modular barrel, and standard integrated optical sight (albeit one considered obsolete today). Mechanically, the rifle’s operating mechanism is a derivative of the Armalite AR-18, as are many other service rifles from this period.

Special thanks to Bear Arms in Scottsdale, AZ for providing this rifle...

New AAC Brakeout 2.0 SG12 Shotgun Flash Hider

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Friday, 21 September

Advanced Armament Corporation has introduced a new shotgun flash hider called Brakeout 2.0 SG12. It is designed for Remington 870, 1100, 11-87, V3 shotguns or any other 12 gauge shotgun that utilizes choke tubes compatible with Rem Choke thread pitch. In the image embedded below, you can see that the flash signature reduction is really impressive compared to […]

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Vote For Your Favorite BOTW and Win? (Set 3)

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Friday, 21 September

Last week saw our twelfth installment of Build of the Week and we have plenty more submissions to go.  As we mentioned, we have a plan in mind for some interactivity with this series to keep it a little more fun and lively. As is our process, after every four posted Builds, we are going […]

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3D Animation Showing How IWI Tavor X95 Rifle Works

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Friday, 21 September

3D Animation of IWI Tavor X95 Rifle's Action by 45SnipersA YouTube channel called 45Snipers has published a video showing a very detailed 3D model of the IWI Tavor X95 rifle and demonstrating how different parts and assemblies of that weapon work. The animation starts with stripping the rifle down to the firing pin then adding the parts and naming them and then it goes […]

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Strike Industries Modular Blade Sights For Glock Pistols

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 21 September

Strike Industries Modular Blade Sights For Glock Pistols (1)Strike Industries has just released a new product – the Glock Modular Blade Sight. As in the case of many other Strike Industries products, this one is also packed with features. Probably the most notable of these features is the construction of the front sight which has interchangeable vertical blade style inserts that allow the […]

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05:55

9/21

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:33, Friday, 21 September

Maybe this is a better date to remember every year.


#ReleaseTheLetter

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:43, Friday, 21 September

Feinstein is refusing to give Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley the unredacted letter Christine Ford sent Senate Democrats in July... [More]
He's asked for it. But apparently she's been selective in sharing it.

And "our representatives" in the Senate are allowing that, with the direction and fate of the country literally at stake based on who sits on the high court?

We're all actual "stakeholders" in this. There is no legitimate reason why our interests should be ignored. I wonder if that means we have standing...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 21, 2018

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:09, Friday, 21 September

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.

 

Filthy Firearm: AR Accuracy Testing at 10,000 Rounds

How accurate would your rifle be after firing 10,000 rounds without cleaning?  You might be surpri...

A special thanks goes to Scott Volquartsen, president of Volquartsen Firearms, for this post on simple fixes for troubleshooting firearms.

Do you over complicate things that are sometimes simple? If so, we have a lot in common as I will over analyze the simplest things.

As I get older though I am finding it doesn’t always have to be so complicated. This also applies to troubleshooting firearms.

 

Some call them “Ah-Ha” moments.  They are typically surprises that can be good or bad, depending upon circumstance. I recently had one of those moments after reading the U.S. Coast Guard statistics for boating accidents last year.  They are grouped into categories that detail the top 30 causes of boating accidents.  This was a bad, very bad Ah-Ha moment for me. 
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Lost the knack...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:54, Friday, 21 September

After sitting in its case, untouched, since late April, the Smith & Wesson 4046 came along to the range yesterday. After putting a hundred rounds through the Wilson EDC X9, I put a box of fifty rounds through the Smith.

Meanwhile in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:20, Friday, 21 September

OK, not quite IN Venezuela, but pertaining to… Socialism doesn’t mean that everyone is EQUAL! What, are you crazy? Maduro under fire for dining on steak cut by Salt Bae in lavish Turkish restaurant while Venezuelans starve

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has drawn opprobrium over a video showing him being served slabs of prime steak by a celebrity chef in Istanbul, at at time when food shortages are inflicting misery and malnutrition on millions at home.

The videos were taken down from wherever they were posted, but since the Internet is forever, The London Telegraph has a copy.

Why should the fact that citizens of his country are starving to death keep him from enjoying a good meal? You didn’t think that the fact that Venezuela CALLS itself a Socialist democracy means that it is anything other than a dictatorship, did you?

Consider the case of the firemen facing 20 yea...

What Music Were You Listening to 25 Years Ago?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 04:45, Friday, 21 September

The last studio album from Nirvana was released in the US on September 21st, 1993. It had a limited release earlier (to coincide with the UK release), and at least one single was released in August, but that was the date of the full release.

I was never really into Grunge Rock. But some of these songs you couldn’t escape if you listened to Rock and Roll radio. (Well, maybe the top 40 stations ignored them.)

This is the song “Dumb” from the 1993 album In Utero, the third and last studio album from Nirvana. (YouTube will complain if you have any wish for privacy. Use the link above.)

In early 1994, after a drug overdose, and a cancelled concert tour, Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted shotgun blast after he left rehab.

Cops Serving Search Warrant Get the Address Wrong. Again.

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:43, Friday, 21 September

There is a steady stream of stories about cops, search warrants and the wrong address. Seems like being sure you were in the right place would be a primary concern. Maryland Cops Pulled An Amber Guyger, Only This Time The Resident Shot Police In Self Defense.

So they break into a home, and find an armed, innocent father defending his children. At least no one died. (And yes, it was a break in, since they were not legally entitled to enter the apartment they entered.)

Much like in Dallas earlier this month, when Officer Amber Guyger entered Botham Jean‘s apartment and shot him to death, Wednesday’s shooting in Maryland could have easily been avoided had police been completely aware. Instead, it would appear that PG police, much like Guyger, did not do its due diligence.

Can someone come up with a “We’re the only ones…” quip in the comments?

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