Sunday, April 19, 2015

On the move.

No posts until later today.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I'm here in CO

Exhausted, but here. More tomorrow.

Must get going early.

Nasty weather ahead in CO and I'd like to take time to visit the grave of my old friend Glenn Wilburn and those of his two grandsons, Chase and Colton Smith who were killed 19 April 1995.

Next up: Gyrocopter control. When gyrocopters are outlawed, only outlaws will have gyrocopters.

"I think that there's absolutely a gap, and it's a very dangerous gap, with regard to our airspace,' Cummings said. 'I don't want people to get a message that they can just land anywhere. Suppose there was a bomb or an explosive device on that air vehicle? That could have been a major catastrophe.'
And the pilot, it seems, is an Obama supporter.
Alena knew that Doug was very patriotic and interested in politics. He followed the news and was in the know of the current political events. He seemed to have supported President Obama and thought that Congress blocked many of the President's efforts, she said.

This would come as a distinct surprise to the Founders. Collectivist trots out the old "resistance is futile" Borgian meme.

"No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion."
America’s standing army in 1787 wasn’t exactly intimidating. By contrast, America’s standing army in 2015 is, and I’m sure Ted Cruz would agree, not to be messed with. An AR-15 doesn’t hold a candle to your local police force; starting beef with the full firepower of the American military with nothing more sophisticated than a semi-auto is like bringing a ham sandwich to a gun fight. If citizens really did rise up and revolt with the guns currently available, they would lose and lose badly.
Try it and watch what happens. The only thing is, don't expect to be able to hide and watch and merely cheer on the forces of government repression as a spectator at the next American civil war, Mr. Green. 4GW civil war is a bitch, especially for those who advocate it and who lay the intellectual groundwork for government murder of the citizenry.

Iranian Hackers Eye U.S. Grid

Iranian hackers are trying to identify computer systems that control infrastructure in the United States, such as the electrical grid, presumably with an eye towards damaging those systems, according to a new report from a cyber security firm and a think tank in Washington, D.C.

China raises red flag on its stock markets

Pop, goes the bubble.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Arrived in OKC to the most beautiful sunset I've seen in a long time.

Will rest tonight and be on my way to CO in the morning.

Inside the secret political police. "The FBI Informant Who Mounted a Sting Operation Against the FBI."

Torres isn’t an all-American guy. He’s an FBI informant, one of more than 15,000 domestic spies who make up the largest surveillance network ever created in the United States. During J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO operations, the bureau had just 1,500 informants. The drug war brought that number up to about 6,000. After 9/11, the bureau recruited so many new informants — many of them crooks and convicts, desperate for money or leniency on previous crimes — that the government had to develop software to help agents track their spies.

Defense Department: The Bible, Constitution And Declaration Of Independence All Perpetuate Sexism

According to a Defense Department-approved “sexism course,” the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence all contribute to modern sexism. Those three cherished texts all count as “historical influences that allow sexism to continue,” according to a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, whose mission is to give a “world-class human relations education.”

Turkish MKE (ZQI) Ammunition Factory Tour (Interesting detail of how M855 is made.)

My thanks to the several readers who forwarded this link.

Unwilling to trust the tender mercies of the airlines and the TSA after the last debacle, I will be driving to the Westcliffe CO event.

Although I haven't decided if I'm going to take the I-20 route or the I-40 route. In any case, the drive will be about 21 hours so I'll take it in stages beginning this morning. Consequently, posting and comments release will be a little spotty. Bear with me.

Open carrier successfully defends himself against man with a bat (and Bob Owens uses the opportunity to attack Open Carry).

Bob Owens doesn't like open carry -- no, sir, he does not.

"Can the president kill Americans?"

Not legally, but that doesn’t deter him.

Gun Owners of America leads coalition opposing Lynch confirmation

Predicting that confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General will constitute “the Supreme Court’s fifth vote in waiting,” Gun Owners of America posted an alert Thursday urging members and supporters to contact their senators, especially Republicans, to oppose the nomination process “at every step.” The key, GOA asserts, will be if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requires the Lynch nomination to “clear a 60-vote hurdle ... rather than just passing with a mere 51-vote majority.”

Once again, I REALLY like the thrift stores around here.

Found three brand new hardback copies of the Desert Publications 1980 reprint of the 1943 classic, The Alcohol Distiller's Handbook. They were marked $1.99 each, less my old fart's discount. Why there were three pristine copies is a mystery to me, but I snatched them up, keeping one and sending the other two on to good friends.

The untold story of the Japanese reaction to the Doolittle raid.

“They shot any man, woman, child, cow, hog, or just about anything that moved, They raped any woman from the ages of 10 – 65, and before burning the town they thoroughly looted it.”

The Kurds' Heroic Struggle Against ISIS

"ISIS is getting its ass kicked by the Kurds." Meanwhile, we drag our feet at arming them and Obama insists all aid must be routed through the Iran-stooges in Baghdad.