Friday, October 29, 2010
Security measures at Buffalo Niagara International Airport are about to get a bit more hands-on.
Starting Friday, travelers who choose not to go through full-body scanners will get a revised pat-down inspection as part of security measures at airports nationwide.
This is an easy one ..... nobody should go through the back-scatter machines. And when airlines can't get passengers on planes on time to meet their schedules, it'll start to change.
Unfortunately, there are too many people who have been convinced that the TSA actually works. Well, I guess it does work ..... for the TSA.
One of the nation's most respected Supreme Court scholars, Laurence Tribe of Harvard, suggested last year that President Obama not appoint Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court because she's not smart enough.
"Bluntly put, she's not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is," Tribe wrote in a letter to Obama in May 2009, the day after it became public that Justice David Souter intended to step down. Tribe wrote the letter to encourage Obama to nominate Elena Kagan for the vacancy.
As for Sotomayor, Tribe wrote, "her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the fire power of the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the court."
Oh well .... she'll retire sometime.
True, this guy was only getting a loan with someone else's SSN, but with the door open, I can see criminals jumping at the chance to abuse this ruling.
The Colorado Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of a man who admitted using someone else's Social Security number to obtain a loan, concluding that the defendant wasn't really trying to assume a false identity.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Why couldn't an enterprising individual take a concealed blue gun through one of those newfangled full-body scanners at a large airport? Surely it's not illegal to carry a blue gun around?
And how much longer before we start to see underwear with opaque-to-xray-machines writing on them, stuff that says .... oh, "Fuck you" ... or "Pat this down" .... or "Can you blow me while you're at it"?
Just a thought, Mr Fox.
The main uses are medium/large game hunting and bear defense, urban police sniping (especially against barricaded opponents) and showing up .223 users.
Made me giggle a bit ....
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Violeta Aylward, an agency nurse working for the NHS, was caught on camera
turning off the ventilator keeping quadriplegic Jamie Merrett alive.
The 37-year-old, left paralysed from the neck down following a car accident in 2002, had a bedside camera set up at his home after becoming concerned about the standard of care he was receiving.
Gotta save money somehow.
Remember, Barack Obama says that choosing Joe Biden to be one heartbeat away from the presidency is “the single best decision I have made.” At least Obama applied the right scale in his statement. Biden told Bloomberg News that Democrats would definitely hold the Senate and likely keep the House despite the “$200 billion” conservative groups have spent in the midterm electionsAnd yeah, I totally stole that.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Three college football players who saw a teammate get fatally shot by police outside a suburban bar were brutalized by officers and arrested when they tried to help their mortally wounded friend, their lawyer said Wednesday.
One player knows CPR and begged the police to let him try to save Danroy Henry, but instead “they put a gun to his ribs and they told him to back … up or he would be next,” attorney Bonita Zelman told The Associated Press.
One day, the police are going to be heavily out-numbered when they shoot someone, and there will be hell to pay.
And I'll just bet that in a college town, someone has cell phone video.
Reap the whirlwind!
Police found 70 bullet casings from assault weapons typically used by drug gangs.
Now you and I know that you can't tell what kind of weapon fired a round simply by the casing left behind. But Authorized Journalists® have Madame Tourettes, world-famous medium and prognosticator to tell them little tidbits like that.
Or maybe they just pull whatever supports the 'narrative' out of their collectivist asses.
People with the gene are more likely to get drunk quickly but because they cannot take their alcohol are actually less likely to become alcoholics
The gene, CYP2E1, provides the coded instructions for making an enzyme that breaks down alcohol.
I guess it's time ...
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The following categories best match your score (multiple responses are possible):Of the 642,346 respondents (11,568 on Facebook):
THE PACKETMAN'S SCORE
- System: Conservatism
- Ideology: Ultra Capitalism
- Party: No match.
- Presidents: Ronald Reagan
- 04' Election: George W. Bush
- 08' Election: Ron Paul
- 1% are close to you.
- 0% are more conservative.
- 0% are more liberal.
- 85% are more socialist.
- 13% are more authoritarian.
Take the test, but use the hints .... like most of these tests, you'll have problems with some of the questions, and it'll be an imperfect gauge, but it's fun.
At trial Brian Aitken’s defense team showed the jury Brian’s three FBI background checks to lawfully purchase firearms, a number of witnesses—including a Mount Laurel police officer—testified that Brian was moving between residences and all witnesses—including the Mount Laurel police officer—testified that Brian’s firearms were unloaded & locked in the trunk of his car exactly as New Jersey State Law requires…Brian knew how to do this because he had called the New Jersey State Police days earlier to ensure he was in compliance with the law…a fact the Judge ruled inadmissible in the court room.
Now, this 26 year old small business owner—with no prior criminal record—is sitting in jail for 7 years simply because a Judge, since removed for misconduct in a different case, refused to allow the jury to apply the state law that allows abiding gun owners to transport their legally owned firearms from one house to another.
The jury returned from deliberation three times practically begging the Judge to tell them the law that protects an individuals rights to transport firearms—the Judge outright refused to tell them!
Now here's where the jury made their mistake. If I, as a jury member, came to the judge on three separate occasions to have him clarify the law, and said judge refused, then my only recourse would be to acquit.
No ifs, ands or buts about it.
And if the trial came back with a hung jury, I would not hesitate to appear on whatever media who would have me to let everyone know just what a fuckstick the judge is.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has denied police officers immunity from a lawsuit alleging they violated the rights of two young women who were arrested, put in leg irons and strip-searched for conducting a pro-life demonstration.
I see this as an officer safety issue. As long as authoritahs aren't held legally accountable for their actions, the more likely it becomes that citizens start holding them accountable with cranial Pb injections.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Of course, ad hominem attacks are much easier than substantive arguments. Thinking is hard. “My opponent is wrong because he’s a shithead,” followed by a few quick examples recognizable to your tribe as telltale indicators of shitheadery, requires a hell of a lot less work than, “Here is a logical explanation backed by facts and empirical data showing why my opponent’s arguments are incorrect.”
Made me giggle a bit!
Lefty insta-meme: Idiot Sarah Palin doesn’t know that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776! Because, after all, nothing happened in 1773 that could possibly be worth referencing at a tea-party rally, right?
Gwen Ifill tweeted about this event, and is now wildly spinning her tweet, since it very accurately shows her to be historically ignorant if not willfully a lefty tool.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Don't these poachers know there's a law against that? What, you mean criminals don't obey the law? Huh .....
But law-abiding citizens are debarred the use of the most effective means of self-protection (since Hamilton Co opted-in to the foolish no-guns-in-parks rule).
If it don't show, who's to know ..... can't remember where I heard that (maybe VC?!).
Monday, October 18, 2010
A Framingham man threw a roll of toilet paper at a town custodian Wednesday because he thought he was inappropriately whistling in a restroom at the Memorial Building, police said.
Yep ... Mass. Time for a law against those high-capacity, double-layer rolls.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sounds like someone didn't like the attention this was bringing.
A tiny baby girl snatched from her parents' custody a week ago when her father was accused of being an "Oath Keeper" was returned to her parents today.
According to WND sources close to the case, the accusations against the father, Johnathon Irish, whose fiancée, Stephanie Taylor, is the mother of Cheyenne, have been dropped.
Since my wife works in the child welfare world*, I can say a couple of things about this. First, kids don't just get taken unless there's an emergency ..... someone had to present this to a judge, and the judge had to sign off on it. So, in addition to the child welfare folks who presented this idea who should be sternly reprimanded (this time ... terminated the next), the judge needs to be sanctioned for such a highly unconstitutional tactic.
But just remember ... if you're a tea partier, or a patriot, or a militia member, or a III-per, or anything that is anti-collectivist ....
They're watching ...... and they're taking names.
* in GA
As you may know, in 2009 the Administration approved the purchase of some 100,000 American-made M1 Garand and M1 Carbine rifles from South Korea which had been used during the Korean War. This decision however was later reversed after the State Department stated concern that the guns could fall into the wrong hands and potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes.
I have since contacted the State Department and voiced my concern with their decision. I believe that Second Amendment rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens should not be infringed upon. Sportsmen, hunters, gun enthusiasts and citizens have a right to own guns for these legitimate purposes. The ability of decent, hard-working Americans to own a gun, whether for sport or protection is clearly defined in the Constitution and must not be compromised.
Typical politician. Haven't heard back from Sen Isakson, but I'm pretty sure it'll be more of the same.
Because the very second I thought the Mexicans were not doing everything possible to find Mr Hartley's body, I'd have put three of the largest possible Coast Guard or Navy (preferably Navy) gunships on that lake to look myself.
And when the Mexicans stared bleating about invasions and such, I'd put a ban on travel to Cancun and Cozomel, and then invited El Presiente to STFU unless he knew what was good for him.
It is absolutely unconscionable that we're not recovering Hartleys body ourselves ..... it's fucking Mexico, ferchrissakes! Not like it's a trade dispute with China or the Soviet Union.
Mexico? Good grief.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
It seems a blogger for Salon, a fellow Arizonan, got all bent out of shape when he saw an old man open-carrying in his local Whole Foods or its equivalent. He wrote a blog post about it, entitled "Gunfight at the Shopping Cart Corral."By all means, go and read all about it. Keep in mind that you'll have to look at saved copies of this 'gentleman's' work, since he memory-holed his posts.
It went viral throughout the open-carry community. That piece, or at least a long excerpt from it, is posted at We The Armed. Please go read. A second piece, "National Quick-Draw Contest" was also written. These two essays resulted in irate comments and what the author, Alan C. Baird, states were not one but two "death threats."
But just for his information, this is what one does when one actually receives death threats.
The Obama-run Washington bureaucracy has classified a common and reliable rifle, the M1 Garand, as a "threat to public safety in the U.S.," and the State Department has canceled plans by the Republic of Korea to return tens of thousands of surplus rifles to the U.S. for sale in the consumer market.
Because those junky, poorly-manufactured Garands already in the US, being used for all sorts of lawful purposes (not to mention keeping your yards clean!) are just disasters waiting to happen.
We should start casting a very critical eye toward any agency, local-state-federal, who purports to 'make' new laws that are in their best interest (or fit their biases).
Fuds, one and all.
Three different friends in the last 90 days have informed me that while they were target shooting at public ranges in N kalifornia (2 using AR 15's, 1 using an Armalite) that other shooters on the firing line complained - and in one instance called the police because they thought my friends were shooting illegal assault rifles -
In the case where the police were called, the police actually showed up and checked out the rifle. In the other two cases, each person was forced to prove to the satisfaction OF THE OTHER SHOOTER(s) that the guns were not prohibited or that they were licensed
I posted about who was the most dependable to defend someone else's firearm rights (hint: it's not the NRA).
Some things never change .....
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
If at first you don't succeed, get some friends in high places to shut your opponents up. That's the latest Washington power play, as Democrats and liberals attack the Chamber of Commerce and independent spending groups in an attempt to stop businesses from participating in politics.
This is why T Jefferson made the statement that we should have a rebellion every 20 years; to keep politicians in absolute fear of their lives.
Monday, October 11, 2010
But in the unlikely event that fails, then the adult must directly confront the bullies and let them know in no uncertain terms that one will cheerfully spend the rest of one's life in jail for multiple charges of homicide and desecration of a human corpse rather than permit one's child to come to harm.
Friday, October 8, 2010
He continued, saying, “You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to,” at which point he got applause and laughs
I suppose that since the audience paid $250 each to get insulted makes it ok.
So, how is it again that Christine O will be a bad idea?
The article, entitled "Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite," does not state that Dobbs directly hired illegal workers but that contractors he employed did, suggesting that he should be made liable.
This follows closely on the revelations that Meg Whitman in CA also used illegals. But let me put some knowledge on these leftist idiots.
Folks who make the kind of money that Whitman and Dobbs do, don't spend their time hiring the help because that use of their time is wasteful - it's not what makes them money. No, they have someone run the mundane, day-to-day details for them, so that they can do what they do - make money.
I noticed that the idiot Isabel MacDonald never would address Lou Dobbs points, but rather changed the subject at every opportunity, trying desperately to paint Dobb as an uncaring rich guy.
Perhaps the left should be careful, lest Andrew Breitbart start looking into their habits.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It seems clear that no local criminal charges will be brought against the officers or anyone else involved in Las Vegas. The finding of the Inquest jury does not absolutely preclude this, but considering the evidence presented by the Prosecutor’s Office and its apparent harmony with the police version of events, it seems exceedingly unlikely. This is not, however, the end of legal proceedings. William Scott, Erik’s father, has announced plans for a civil suit against the officers, Costco, the Las Vegas Police and possibly others involved. This is essential in that the discovery process will potentially allow all of the facts to come to light. The degree to which the police or other related parties resist discovery will serve to more accurately indicate to which degree, if any, they have anything to hide.
Now, we'll have to wait for the civil trial, and perhaps for federal charges.
MikeM has done an outstanding job in trying to disspationately report this tragedy in a way so that we can understand more fully what happened.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
He said Cranick allegedly came to the fire station looking for Wilds, according to witnesses. When the fire chief identified himself and asked if he could help him, Cranick allegedly struck Wilds.
“He just cold-cocked him,” Crocker said, based on witness statements.
Now all that needs to happen is for a jury of his peers to find him not guilty.
Metro has raised the ire of the the Long Gray Line — Erik Scott’s fellow graduates of the United States Military Academy.And it looks like they're putting some heavy political pressure on LVMPD.
I hope that's all it takes.
Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.
But it doesn't end there:
(the fire chief) wouldn't talk to us and called police to have us escorted off the property.
And what I heard on the blogosphere really left me cold, because there was a definite damnation toward libertarianism in the air, that went like this.
"He didn't pay? Let it burn!"
I just happen to have some experience about this. I used to live in a rural area that was served by a volunteer fire department, and I, too was able to be a 'subscriber' to the fire service. However, if I failed to pay my annual fee, the department would still come to my house and put out a fire, they'd just send me a hefty bill.
Seems like the city could have done that in this case.
I've also heard some people claiming that the homeowner 'opted out' of fire service. According to the interview with him I heard last night, this is not true. He simply forgot to pay it in a timely manner (kinda like I did).
Just for the record: libertarians recognize that government is necessary. The difference between them and everyone else is that we want it to be limited to essential public services ... like fire fighting.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I've had to hold this in for almost two years but now the case is settled so I'm free to post. I believe that following the arrest and my claim against the city of San Diego, some factions at SDPD conspired with Saldana to cobble together AB1934, (a so-incredibly-unConstitutional piece of legislation that it boggles the mind) which spectacularly failed at the last minute. It wasn't all bad though. Some cops got educated, Saldana got spanked, and best of all The Responsible Citizens of California was founded.Mr Wolanyk is to be heartily commended, in that the city settled; guess they didn't want it to get to court.
Thanks to Jason Davis and the Calguns Foundation for all the help!
Incidentally, he was wearing a kilt at the time of the incident ..... probably to make room for his big brass balls!
You know, despite my problems with Embody’s methodology, he’s quite effective.At least Uncle understands, as do most of the commenters, and they make some excellent points.
Monday, October 4, 2010
It appears to me that the designers wanted to squeeze 7.62x39 ballistics into a round that would, with minimal-to-no modification to the AR platform. And I guess that in that regard, they've succeeded. But I ask ...
I'll reprint the design objectives:
DESIGN OBJECTIVESSo the first two and the fourth criteria are the biggies - shoot a .30 caliber round out of a standard AR magazine while retaining a 30-rnd capacity, and match the ballistics of the 7.62x39 round. Mission accomplished.
• Create a reliable compact 30-cal solution for the AR platform
• Utilize existing inventory magazines while retaining their full capacity
• Create the optimal platform for sound and flash suppressed fire
• Create compatible supersonic ammo that matches 7.62x39 ballistics
• Provide the ability to penetrate barriers with high-mass projectiles
• Provide all capabilities in a lightweight, durable, low recoiling package
The other three seem like marketing goals to me, since the optimal platform for sound and flash suppressed fire, that can penetrate barriers with high-mass projos, all in a lightweight, durable, low-recoiling package can be many things to many people.
The 300BLK will be competing with the 300 Whisper (aka the .300 Fireball) for customers. Needless to say, fan boys will buy anything (and that's what keeps a lot of companies afloat). As far as general acceptance, demand - coupled with manufacturing capacity - will determine whether this round gets a foothold in the market.
But again, I ask why? I'll try to take on all the reasons I've seen so far.
.223 isn't legal to hunt with in some locales. - Specifically mentioned were coyotes (I suppose due to the ranges that may come into play). I'm not sure why limiting your ballistics to the 7.62x39 range helps you, except that you're now able to use your AR lower and mags, but your scope won't be useful unless you're able to use 'Kentucky ' windage. It would seem to me that you'd invest in a .308 bolt action if you're looking for a .30 caliber solution for hunting. And to modify a favorite anti phrase, why would you need to retain 30-rd capacity?
The 300BLK has been submitted for SAAMI approval - OK ... big whoop. It's possible that the 300 Whisper was never intended to be approved, relying instead on the niche market aspect of the cartridge. And I'm not up to speed on what's involved in SAAMI approval, but I'm sure it involves a bit of cash, something that Mr Jones probably didn't want to put out.
300BLK would be cheaper than an AR-10 w/mags and optics. - True, but that's comparing apples to oranges. An AR-10 is .308 caliber, so chosing the 300BLK over the .308 doesn't make a whole lot of sense, because you can't get even close to the .308's ballistics. And unless you throttle the 300BLK down to .223 levels, you'd have to get new optics to fit anyway ... so all you're saving is the cost of mags.
Which begs the question: are you planning for TEOTWAWKI? Because if you are, the old adage KISS comes to mind. The more utilitarian a weapon, the more simple (by necessity) it must be. This is why I own an FN FAL ..... it's a battle-tested rifle, chambered in a battle rifle cartridge, and it's not tricked out (iron sights, and stock furniture) that I can't not do anything with it. I may not be able to do a lot of things really well, but that's the nature of the beast.
Like I said before, squeezing 7.62.39 ballistics into an AR platform is .... well, ok ... I guess. I'm familiar with the AR platform from my military service, and it's an o-k platform (I'm not passionate about any 'platform'). Can't see what all the hoopla is about building 'sniper' rifles, and tack-drivers and pseudo-benchrest rifle on the AR platform. And actually, I suppose what bothers me most is one of the reasons I'm not a fan of college football fans; it's the fanboy aspect that really turns me off. 'My AR-platform tack-driver will beat your any-other-kind-of-rifle, hands down.
Ok ... you may have a butt-load of money to engage in your masturbatory indulgences, and that's cool.
Just don't hype it as the (next) great White hope.
300BLK vs 300 Whisper? Ok ... have at it!
Yesterday, in addition to being my birthday, was the grand opening. I dragged the wife along to check it out.
It's new, and small (only 40 yards) for pistol and small bore only for right now. 12 lanes, covered. The owner, Ben Brandon, is NRA-certified, and has been teaching for several years. This range is the result of not being able to find facilities for his students to do shooting pars of his courses.
He's also going to try to get the 4-H club to start a small-bore rifle team, as well as letting kids shoot free (with a parent or adult).
If you're ever in the Trenton/Rising Fawn area, check it out.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
It was always a foregone conclusion that the coroner's inquest would exonerate the three Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers that fired seven bullets into Erik Scott just outside the crowded doorway of an area Costco. The inquest process has cleared officers involved in a shooting since the days of disco, in more than 200 total incidents. In a process that allows law enforcement officials and the prosecution to shape the testimony and witness list without possibility of cross-examination, it is quite possible for Metro officers to literally get away with murder... or at least manslaughter.
I can't wait until MikeM posts his comparison of the radio traffic with the 911 call.
Put this one in your Only Ones® folder.
Sarah Palin obtained a protective order Monday against an 18-year-old Pennsylvania man who sent her receipts from a gun purchase, along with a letter saying “he tried to follow the Bible but had evil and wickedness in him.”
Or is she setting up a reason for Todd to just whack him?!