Monday, March 30, 2015

How I spent Sunday

Jennifer got me into this, and I spent a fair bit of the day at Super BitCon gaming convention.  This led to several things(aside from getting worn out):
First, I met Squeaky, who was covering the con for Indie Game Magazine.

In the museum area, saw this

It's a AR variant converted to work with a Nintendo system for training

Sunday, as usual, had less of a crowd than Saturday, but it was still quite busy; big area for board games, lots of electronic games set up, lots of people with just about every kind of game you can think of.  Including classics, like Atari systems and games.  And everything you can think of that goes with them.  Costume contest on Saturday, and some of these folks work damn hard making their outfits as close to the character as possible.

And, among the roamers, is this guy
 Two car batteries, an inverter, and he wanders around challenging people to games.

Interesting day, glad I went.

Probably the next head of the Democrats in the Senate,

that slimy, hypocrite control-freak Schumer.

A lot of these clowns are 'liberals' themselves, and they've also figured the donations were protection money to keep the Democrats overall off their backs; it's not working anymore.

Well, guys, you're idiots to suck up to people who'd like to destroy you; what're you gonna do now?

Another cop actually indicted for nasty actions; maybe the start of a good trend.

If this is true, they all belong behind bars.  Note the excuse by the union rep:
The Deputies' Union attorney Harry Stern claims the Public Defender is making a big deal out of nothing. He says that the prisoners were encouraged to "wrestle to settle disputes about who was stronger," and were "encouraged" to work out. He dismissed the entire affair as "little more than horseplay."
How many problems can you see with this 'explanation'?

Bet they don't consider Obama bowing to the king such a wonderful thing anymore.
Just how badly has Barack Obama and his administration damaged relations with our allies in the Middle East? NBC’s Richard Engel reports that the Sunni nations in the region have begun to fear that the Obama administration leaks intel to Iran as part of its efforts at rapprochement with the mullahs, which is why the US got blindsided by the Saudi-led coalition’s operations in Yemen. The White House’s “incoherence” in policy, Engel reports, has most of them losing confidence in American leadership, according to Engel’s contacts

On the front of 'Petty tyrants running schools' we have this clown

in Tennessee of all places:
A young boy's high and tight haircut meant to honor his soldier-stepbrother earned him the threat of suspension from an elementary school named for a Medal of Honor recipient, and the fallout from the incident has led a Tennessee school district to increase security measures.
The principal sounds like a control freak who doesn't mind screwing kids around in the name of 'good order' or something.
And they had to 'increase security'?  Really?

NBC 'News' has pulled another hit piece, this time on Tannerite.  And the victims aren't putting up with it.
Our client, Tannerite Sports, LLC has been publicly defamed by the false and misleading statements in the NBC news piece and the follow-up story by WLEX Communications, LLC. The news piece asserts that Tannerite®-brand targets are too dangerous to sell to ordinary consumers. To the contrary, Tannerite®-brand targets have been safely used for years.

Unfortunately, there are many in the media today who are driven by an agenda, and rather than simply tell the facts, they twist the truth. But in this situation, a line has been crossed. This is not a case of simply twisting the truth, this news piece included lies and misleading statements to make their point. We are confident of the merits of this case, and that our client will be victorious.
Tam's post put it nicely: 'I watched the cringe-inducing Tannerite® hit piece on the Today show in slack-jawed horror. You'd have to stick toy rocket motors in a truck's gas tank to get more blatantly slanted "journalism".'
Which is exactly what we expect from NBC.

I find I've tried enough light-load stuff that I'm going to have to write a list of 'what's been tried, results, what to try again'.  I know, should've done that already.  I'll start on that, right after I run to the store: I found bugs in the corn meal.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bit of an event this weekend,

so kind of busy.  Some pictures to come later.

In the meantime, received some more study material

Makes you wonder how bad the information was for Hillary

to do this and announce it.
Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.
Illegal as hell, unethical as hell, just what we've come to expect.  Like the statement from her mouthpiece:
Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there. But David Kendall, an attorney for Clinton, said the 900 pages of emails previously provided to the panel cover its request.
Not hardly, and he damn well knows it.  He also knows most of the Democrats in Congress will still obstruct and whine and scream to keep her from facing real consequences.  And most of the media.  She's a slimy, lying crook, but she's a leftist Democrat so they don't want the law to apply to her.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Busy day, nearly forgot

the data dump.

Again, chances of the EUnuchs agreeing to this,

just about zero.  That people are actually saying "Give us a chance to protect ourselves" is a step forward; my only problem is with this:
“Let there be no doubt, we are asking that all weapons will be issued for self protection only, and to designated personnel that will undergo thorough investigation and training by local authorities.”
Instead of pleading with the authorities to issue guns and train people, it really ought to be "Stop preventing us from owning arms and learning to use them for self-defense"; although, considering Europe, even this is drastic.  And must've caused severe "Does this peasant actually think we would approve this?" among the EUnuchs.

You'd think they want the Iranians to have nukes...

U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.

This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
I think Obama does want Iran to have nuclear weapons; he considers it 'fair' since Israel has them.  Plus... I doubt he's muslim; I very much doubt he has any sincere religious belief(other than socialism).  I think he has very great feeling for muslims in general and muslim-run nations, and that's coloring everything he does.  Like making it hard to do anything serious about ISIL, like caving to the Iranian government, his refusal to say 'Islamic terrorism' and so forth.  And it's costing us, and will cost more in the future.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last night here: high winds,hail,

pouring rain, and tornadoes spotted around.  Much worse some other areas, I've got tarps to dry and put back in place, and the bird feeder in front is permanently out of service.

Good time to  bring this up: in case I haven't mentioned this before, Erin Palette started a site called Blue Collar Prepping; good site, lots of stuff on getting prepared for problems.  And nobody there is of the "Just write a check to company X for their DoesItAllDisasterKit" mindset.

What passes for 'free speech' among the EUnuchs

The man is a 24-year-old fan of the largely Protestant football team Rangers. And he was recently found guilty of singing a song called “The Billy Boys”, which is an anti-Catholic song that Rangers fans have been singing for years.

Under Scotland’s Orwellian Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, he was sentenced to four months in jail for songcrimes. We’ve had thoughtcrime and speechcrime — now we have songcrime.
...His name is Dan Parks. He’s a painter. He does paintings which he says are designed to challenge political correctness and to rattle the authorities. And they can certainly be described as offensive and racist works. For this, he was sent to jail for six months at the end of last year and his artworks were destroyed by the Swedish state.
...In Spain, a rapper called Pablo Hasel was recently released from a two-year prison sentence for the crime of singing songs that contained violent lyrics.
And on, and on.

And the leftists and other fools think we should copy them.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why are science deniers such bigoted fools?

Speaking, of course, of those 'the Science is SETTLED and don't you dare question that!' deniers. 

Climate Depot has a link(I'm not linking directly, it's right up at the top right now if you want to sludge yourself with the whole thing) to a bunch of idiots who announce, in post and comments attacking AGW 'deniers' in general and Cruz in particular,
Climate deniers are also racists.
This kind of analysis:
You have to remember that the denialists are for the most part the direct descendants of the “rebels” of the 1860’s. Religiously fundamental, socially conservative, anti central government, and hugely hypocritical regarding any question of ethics or morality related to their racism or anti-science beliefs.. Just as they justified their enslavement of humans back then, they keep alive their racism and intolerance today and have extended it to denial of science.
And a very interesting
What rules out Cruz for me is he’s a zionist .

Wonderful people, aren't they?

Welcome to Spring(insert rude noise here)

Tornadoes, hail, rain, high winds, etc.  Bleagh.

Couple of results from the range

Decided to try dropping the charge just a bit on a couple, and got this:
.30-06, Lyman 115-grain spitzer sized .311, 3.0 grains Bullseye, 30 yards
 .30-06, .32 SWC sized .311, 3.0 Bullseye
Both of these quite nice, and it's kind of like shooting a hot .22.  Kind of fun to touch off a 1903A3 and get 'bang' and the rifle just shifts a bit; several times I've had people wander over and ask what I'm shooting 'cause it can't be .30-06.

Both bullets were seated to just ahead of the lube groove, and just enough crimp to make sure they couldn't move.

I find I'm just all out of sympathy

for cops who think the same laws that apply to 'civilians' shouldn't apply to them.  Or that they should get special exemption, because Cop.
"The shooting cost me everything," Cowley says. "You make a split-second decision about whether you go home that day and someone else does not. That's a heavy burden."
Deal with it, Cowley; anyone who uses a gun, on the job or in self-defense, has that on their mind. 

And when you lie about what happened, and 'lose or misplace evidence', it makes you even less worthy of any sympathy.

Bit more here.

We're supposed to trust ANY federal agency

why, again?
Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas exerted "improper influence" on behalf of three applicants for a federal program that grants residency to foreign investors in U.S. projects, including one with links to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and another to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
And that's just part of it.

Looks like Appalachian State U needs to be sued for creating a hostile racial environment.
Wonder if they have any idea just how freaking stupid this is long-term?  "These idiots claim to be for equality, but they keep shitting on me for things I have no control over and made-up crap?  Screw all of 'em."

Add to the list of 'Paying idiots to support the enemy' Cornell:
A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.

Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.”
Willing to put aid packages together... that sounds an awful lot like 'providing aid and comfort to the enemy', doesn't it?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Higher' Education in full display

And when they screw up, the answer is- of course- to blame someone else.
George Washington University officials made a racist or religious mistake but, instead of promptly correcting it, they have blamed a Jewish student for “bigotry,” banishing him from the campus, threatening him with arrest, keeping him from Passover services, and also threatening to expel him at a hearing next Monday, says John Banzhaf, a senior law professor at the University.

Campus officials, mistaking an ancient Indian symbol representing peace, prosperity, and other virtuous qualities for a Nazi swastika symbolizing racism and hate, blamed the Jewish student who posted it on the bulletin board of his own largely-Jewish fraternity, claiming incorrectly that it was in fact a swastika which expressed "bigotry and hatred," and strongly suggesting that his act might constitute a "hate crime."
So they decided they wanted to pay his way, and trash their reputations in the process... smart, real smart.

"Oh please, President Lightbringer, make another illegal change to the law to put this mess off until after the next election!"

Robert Effing Kennedy Jr. doesn't care if children get sick, suffer, and sometimes die or are crippled by easily-stopped diseases.  Because he's a fucking idiot, and thinks his last name is magical.

Which, to a bunch of weak-minded fools, it apparently is.

Professor of Psychiatry speaks fact; CSGV hardest hit

However, Duke University Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Jeff Swanson cautioned that the link between gun violence against others and diagnosable mental health is, in fact, very small. “Twenty-eight percent of gun-disqualifying records are related to mental health,” he said. “But only 4 percent of those who commit gun violence have a serious mental illness. If we waved a magic wand and eliminated all diagnosable mental health problems, we’d have 96 percent of the same gun violence.”
I call it embarrassing because the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy turns out to be a pseudo think-tank of our friends at the Cult Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violence via their Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. I figure they were not expecting Dr. Swanson to get off the reservation or that it was recorded for posterity.
Yeah, it's troublesome for them when the expert they're counting on speaks truth.  Which isn't what they want.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Most transparent administration

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn’t find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.
Its backlog of unanswered requests at year’s end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the fewest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

Sounds like this CoP actually wants to clean things up; how many times have you heard this before:
Similarly, when an officer moonlighting as a security guard was accused of punching a college student at a party at a Beltsville warehouse, Hylton suspended not just the officer accused of violence but also four others who might have witnessed something and not reported it.

In that case, Hylton said he wanted to send a "clear-cut message" about reporting misconduct.

But he acknowledged that he has acted more aggressively when it comes to police wrongdoing than other chiefs have, suspending or firing officers and offering his candid opinions to reporters. He said doing so maintains the department's "credibility" with residents - proving to them that the department can police itself.
In the People's Republic of Maryland, yet.  A place where they can raid the wrong house, shoot the dogs and terrify the people, and "We followed procedure, so stop bitching."
He may be a jerk in other ways, but in this this chief seems on the right track.

Of all the thousands of rounds I've handloaded over time,

with American-made primers(CCI, Winchester, Remington, Federal), I've had exactly two dud primers; one Federal large rifle, and one CCI small pistol. 

Out of that one brick of Wolf small pistol, I had at least five misfires out of each hundred; some would go with a second or third strike, some were just flat dead.

And knew someone who bought some Wolf small rifle during the drought; not quite as bad, but almost.

Not all Wolf suck; of those large rifle Berdan primers, not a single problem, and I've known people who used lots of them(mainly large & small pistol) with no problems.  But I'd be really leery of using Wolf for any ammo that might have a critical-use, like hunting or self-defense.

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #318: lying under oath,

excessive force, and in general being assholes hiding behind badges.

And the union president, dirtbag name of Daryl Turner, illustrates the mindset we've come to know and loathe:
However, in this case, it was unfair and in conflict with well-established legal principles to question the credibility of the police officers involved in this case based on shaky cell phone video footage filmed from some distance away(Yeah, what's video evidence compared to the word of lying cops?). Graham v. Connor states that the reasonableness of a use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer at the scene, and its calculus must embody an allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions as to the amount of force necessary in that particular situation. In other words, the officers' reasonable perceptions count, not video footage.
"Stop showing that video, it means NOTHING compared to what the officer perceived!"

Really, go read the rest of what this slimeball spouted.  It's amazing, and if the people of Portland don't look with suspicion on every cop after reading this, they're nuts.

Yeah, that's a broad brush; you think this is the first time these clowns have lied under oath?  And that others didn't know what they'd done, and kept their mouths shut?  Help the bad guys with badges, get lumped in with them.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I'd rather have been riding

or shooting, but
The garden is tilled,
big bushes are trimmed,
all bush trimmings gathered, mowed and in the can,
most of the leaves and other accumulated crap raked away from the fence, mowed, etc.,
and there's something else in there I can't remember offhand.
So a reasonably accomplished day(yes, some of this should've been done before, but it's done now, so shut up).

I shall now celebrate by studying one of my favorite subjects: redheads

They don't just want that ban, they want to widen it. Greatly.

As in 'just about every centerfire rifle ammunition made'.
... U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) announced that he intends to introduce legislation to “extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.”
And you can bet he'll include single-shots like Contenders in his definition of 'handguns'.

Yeah, the problem isn't that Jones was acting illegally,

against regulations and procedure and so forth, oh no; the problem was he handled it 'sloppily'.

So now these dirtbags want to meet with ATF deputy director Thomas Brandon, who will be taking over for Jones, in the coming weeks to inquire about why the agency dropped the bullet ban and whether he will bring it back.
Brandon is just as bad as Jones, and Holder; he'll want to.  Keep after your congresscritter to deal with this.  "Since you have so much free time and personnel you feel you can work at illegal actions like this, you obviously have too large a budget; let's start with a 20% cut" would be a nice start.  Or that law flatly stating 'BATFE cannot ban ammunition, or any component thereof'.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

If the IRS wasn't the corrupt organization it is, this

would already have an investigation running, with fines and jail time in the offing.  Considering the current status of that agency, they're probably doing everything they can to avoid dealing with it.

The Hill ignores two things:
It wasn't just Republicans who raised hell about the proposed bullet ban, a lot of Democrats weren't exactly happy about it either.
They ignore Jones, after this ban fell through, announcing ANY ammo for 5.56/223 was 'a threat to law enforcement', thus proving that what he was really after was banning everything possible.

So, what's your vote:
Jones wants out before some new news story involving ATF breaks
Jones wants out because Pres. HopeyChangeyPants is pissed at how badly the ban project went
Jones wants out because all the gun-bigot Democrats are pissed at him for dropping the ban
Jones is being run off by the above for blowing the project.

And the Serbia version of "We need registration and mental testing to own guns,

for public safety" is working out about like you'd expect.  With a bit more in the "Oh my!" department for the sanitation department:
The Serbian government asked people on Tuesday not to dispose of hand grenades and other munitions in the garbage, hoping to minimize accidents as it imposes tighter controls over privately held weapons.
Yeah, that'll work out well.
A police official told Reuters: "We have no clear idea how many pieces are kept illegally. Estimates vary anywhere between 200,000 and 900,000, so the more we can get through an amnesty, the better."
As usual it'll be mostly honest people who aren't a threat who turn stuff in; the bad guys won't.  Another Sarah Brady Paradise in the making.

Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm beat, therefore

I present the data without further comment

That he was charged is amazing; if he gets off with probation or something

it'll be one more Reason Why You're Not Officer Friendly Anymore.
A police officer in Maryland has been indicted on assault charges after prosecutors say he held a gun to the head of a man who hadn't committed a crime.

Police and prosecutors announced Friday that a grand jury indicted Prince George's County Officer Jenchesky Santiago on charges including first-degree assault and misconduct in office. He had been suspended with pay since police began investigating the incident last June, and now is suspended without pay.
In the People's Republic of Maryland, yet.

"After being caught trying to ban ammunition

I have no authority to ban, and otherwise being a dick, I have decided to resign

Before the investigations get too far along.  Now please leave me alone."
The jerk who'll be taking over the position is just as big a dirtbag, but just maybe the blowup on this will make him cautious.  We'll see.

Overall it's a good thing; the bastard should never have been confirmed in the position in the first place with his background.

Borrowing from Insty,

These little Junior Anti-Sex League members combine thuggishness and fragility in a particularly obnoxious way. They should be sent home until they are mature enough for college. And America. And no parent should pay tuition to a school that takes this sort of hysterical behavior seriously.
What behavior?
“If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama,” she writes. “The melodramatic imagination’s obsession with helpless victims and powerful predators is what’s shaping the conversation of the moment, to the detriment of those whose interests are supposedly being protected, namely students. The result? Students’ sense of vulnerability is skyrocketing.”

Including, apparently, their vulnerability to articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. As the protesters wrote on a Facebook page for their event, they wanted the administration to do something about “the violence expressed by Kipnis’ message.” Their petition called for “swift, official condemnation of the sentiments expressed by Professor Kipnis in her inflammatory article,” and demanded “that in the future, this sort of response comes automatically.”

And let's add this one for further illustration:
A student at Reed College has been banned from class for denying the existence of “rape culture” in the United States and arguing that the oft-repeated statistic that one in five women are raped at college is bogus.
...“[Other students] have said that things you have said in our conference have made them so upset that they have difficulty concentrating in other classes. I, as conference leader, have to do what is best for the well-being of the entire class, and I am therefore banning you from conference for the remainder of the semester.”

At least one student thinks giving True the boot was the right move, saying that True’s statements somehow represented a safety hazard.
Well, yeah, you get an attack of the vapors in class, who knows what could happen?

There's an awful lot of 'That data/video isn't available anymore' going around in Sodom on the Potomac.

Remember: the man who helped the SEALs get bin Laden is still sitting in a Pakistani prison, and President Selfie isn't doing a damn thing to get him out.

What does that tell both friends and enemies?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

To find inconvenient facts suppressed in one leading university may be regarded as censorship.

To have an entire society silenced looks like something worse, and far more sinister.
It damn sure is.

Proof that GFWs like Mary Ann Carlson are demented

and care nothing about that Constitution they swore to uphold.

Wonder if those words about 'innocent until proven guilty' mean anything to her?
Well, hell, obviously not.  At least not if you're a non-PC type.

My first thought is "Why would President Lightbringer consider a EMP attack against us a bad thing?

They attack, he surrenders, and there would be Peace!
In his warped view, anyway.
Why would President Lightbringer consider this a bad thing?  They attack, he surrenders, and there would be Peace(in his warped view)!
Suspected for years of plotting to dismantle the U.S. electric grid, American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country's power system.

American defense experts made the discovery while translating a secret Iranian military handbook, raising new concerns about Tehran's recent nuclear talks with the administration
All the people who'd die?  Just more fodder to defend his surrender: "We cannot expend effort in fighting Iran over this when we have so many bodies to bury!"

I've got a full plate today, so go enjoy

Mr. Williamson dealing with a vegan

As an aside, ever notice all the soy 'meats' they make for vegetarians and vegans?  You'd think their wanting that would tell them something...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Now THAT is one lovely hammer

he turned out.  Among lots of others.  Damn.

Why I despise most Democrat politicians worse than others is ably demonstrated by this idiot.
People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.

“What work requirements are there to inherit up to $10 million tax free?” she asked a witness, rhetorically.
I'm not going to comment on this further, I want you to read this crap directly, and get the full "We want to control everything and tax everyone to death in the name of fairness" bullshit.

Brandeis University: the proper wording would be "There are not enough honorary degrees given to colored people and women we approve of."  As they've shown that you can be a black woman, and they'll crap all over you for having opinions they don't approve of.

Tam has a piece on holsters,

basically 'They get floppy, get rid of them.'   I do, however, disagree with her on hybrids, convinced of that by son wearing a Crossbreed and loving it.  I wound up with one, and I like it too.  Did have a Kydex that just wasn't as comfortable as the day wore on.  And one that's not comfortable, you don't want to wear.

Mind you, if the thing does start getting floppy, and I can't holster without holding part of it out of the way, I'll be finding a new one. 

San Francisco is having the same experience with their new minimum wage; businesses are firing people or closing.  I wonder if the idiots behind the $15/hour law care?

The EPA said that it doesn’t regulate people’s backyard barbecues and that the grant is part of the EPA's "National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (2014)", which is a student-designed competition for sustainability.
Yeah, the bastards don't have the authority to do a lot of the shit they do; 'doesn't regulate' means 'We haven't gotten to it yet.'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This just in: the quakes are from ancient faults;

anti-fracking groups hardest hit.
"The majority of the recent earthquakes in central Oklahoma define reactivated ancient faults at shallow depths in the crust" of less than 3.7 miles (6 km), said the report for the American Geophysical Union.
Yes, they spend a lot of words saying 'it MAY be related to'; and they'll keep trying to blame fracking as long as possible.

Did a bit of digging, and in the pre-fracking era,
The magnitude 5.5 April 9, 1952, earthquake centered near El Reno affected most of Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas. Damage from the 10:30 a.m. CST earthquake was not extensive, but many people in the epicentral area were alarmed, some to near panic. Portions of chimneys fell in El Reno and Ponca City (intensity VII). Bricks loosened from a building wall and tile facing of commercial buildings bulged at Oklahoma City. Also, plate glass windows were shattered in the business district of El Reno. The total damage amounted to several thousand dollars. Aftershocks were felt on April 11, 15, and 16, July 16, and August 14; an earthquake that was felt (IV) at Holdenville and Wewoka on October 7 apparently was unrelated to the April 9th event. Homes and buildings shook and some persons were awakened (V) at El Reno from the April 16th shock, which occurred 5 minutes after midnight. Felt reports were also received from Kingfisher, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Union City.

Minor damage to a building foundation and plaster (VI) at Concho resulted from two March 17, 1953, earthquakes about an hour apart. The felt area included Calumet, Edmond, El Reno, Minco, Okarche, Peidmont, and Union City.
Which kind of makes the quakes nothing new, just a new spasm of activity, it would seem.

What? The EPA is exceeding its authority?

What took you so long, professor?
President Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency.

Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart.

“EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.”

Obama won't care, but maybe it'll get the attention of some of the followers who still have some concern for the Constitution(other than as toilet paper).

A Kurdish gunsmith is a busy man nowadays (AGW link fixed)

And he doesn't have a factory(or a fancy shop), either.

That they could have said this with a straight face...
PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”.

Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group.
Why would they say this?  About what you'd think: "We didn't want to look all bigoted and old-fashioned and repressive and stuff."

Well, Al, howzabout we put a price on hypocrite politicians who've gotten rich of AGW bullshit?

Yes, the stuff of the last few days is done.  Now I can get all the outside stuff done before it starts raining later, and figure out what all I need to load, and try to catch everything else up.

Monday, March 16, 2015

No, they didn't give up on the ban,

they're just wanting to do it in a different way.

Looks like that law needs to be passed: "You cannot ban any bullet or ammunition." 
And then throw them in jail when they try anyway.

I've now got to try to catch of some of the things I couldn't do the last few days.  I'd rather not, but.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

So there's this anti-rights clown named Skye Fitzgerald,

who- like many anti-rights people- is a violent and(in this case) thieving criminal.

Why are so many of them such dirtbags?

In other news, my personal mess is just about done, though I do have a comment:
Postholes... Why did it have to involve postholes?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Assumning this scheduling thing works, the data

for Friday should go in without me breaking off from all the other crap being taken care of

Thursday, March 12, 2015

You are warned:

light to very light bloggage for a few days.

No new incisions or emergency trips to the ends of the country, just busy.

This sounds big: first test of Indiana law saying you can use force

to stop an illegal entry of your home by a cop.

Shouldn't have been convicted in the first place; wonder if this now makes it possible for him to sue?

Be it noted

that, while just about any day shooting is good, taking that many different loads to try on one day was a mistake; by about 2/3 through it stopped being much fun.

I think I'll make a rule for the future: barring actual necessity, no more than 50% of shooting will be for tests like this, the rest will be for fun and/or training.


Today had something of a trifecta:
The range wasn't crowded,
The wind wasn't trying to blow everything away,
The battery in the Chrony as good.
So got some measurements.  Three different bullets in light loads:  the .32-caliber semi-wadcutter and wadcutter, and the 115-grain spitzer(unsized, no gas check).  Due to some of the usual "Why the hell didn't it register that?" didn't get full samples on everything, but enough to get a good idea how fast everything was traveling.

Note: if you don't see a picture, it means I messed up and either missed taking it or lost the damn thing somehow.

.30-06, wadcutter, 3.2 grains Bullseye, average 903fps

.30-06, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, average 880fps

7.62x54r, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, average 945fps

7.62x54r, wadcutter, 5.0 Unique, 1180fps

.303 British, wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, 1180

.303 British, semi-wadcutter, 3.2 Bullseye, 880

.30-30, wadcutter, 5.0 Unique, 1200fps
That's pretty fast for that bullet, I think dropping it to three grains would work better.

.30-30, 115-grain spitzer, 2.7 Bullseye, 835fps
The five at the bottom, that's the drop at 50 yards with the sight set for full-power cast loads.

.30-30, semi-wadcutter, 2.7 Bullseye,  914fps
Aimed at the bullseye above, that 15 grains lighter weight made a difference in drop of about two inches.

.30-30, semi-wadcutter, 9.0 Unique, 1576fps (few rounds left over from previous tests, I thought was pretty hot, I was right)

I tried something new as well, heavier bullets(no gas checks) with a light load:
.30-06, 150-grain flatnose, 4.0 grains Unique: 778fps

.30-06, 180-grain roundnose, 5.0 grains Bullseye, 880fps.

The .30-06 loads, with the rear sight set at 500 yards, were all within an inch or two of dead-on elevation at 50 yards. 
7.62x54r, rear set at 500 meters.
.30-30, already mentioned.

Lost of possibilities here.  The .30-06 with the 150 bullet, I'm blaming myself for that horizontal spread, I was getting a bit tired by then.  The 180 bullet group, could hardly ask for more(especially with me doing the shooting).

The .303 loads, no pictures because of an error on my part, which we will not discuss.  Just shut up, I'll do those again later.

On the light-bullet loads, I'm wondering just how far down you could take them; may do some screwing around with that.

And that's the results of the day.