Sunday, February 07, 2016

Because I'm too tired to analyze. Or scream. Or anything else.

Really, Australia?

The National Basketball League team was this week forced to surrender its homemade t-shirt cannon to police, after it was deemed a category B weapon.
The determination puts the homemade pipe launcher in the same category as a single shot centre-fire rifle, a double barrel centre-fire rifle, a repeating centre-fire rifle, a break action shotgun and centre-fire rifle combination.
Yeah. It's just like those.

Remember, this is the model Obama and Clinton would just looooove to bring here.

Some information on the M1 Carbine,

including using one on a plate at 300 yards.

And that's all I've got this morning.  More later.  Maybe.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Nice weather in February means yard and other stuff

And all that's done for the day, study time

But they can feel you up, molest your kids, and steal your stuff.

Government oversight officials informed Congress on Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration continues to operate in disarray, failing to record basic security details for thousands of employees and not tracking official IDs and badges that allow access to the most sensitive areas of an airport.
All of it is bullshit; there's not one piece of this that can't be shown as a serious security threat.

But then the TSA has always been about security theater, not actual security.

DHS isn't just a bunch of abusive jerks,

it's an actual threat.
Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS). These types of records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.”  Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.
Some of these people WANT the terrorists to succeed in getting in and making attacks.

Unintended consequences, the rare-earth edition.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Ah, Friday night. And after a day spent partly with a chainsaw,

time to relax and study. 
At least you can, I've got to do the shoulder stretches.  Ow.