Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aretha

Has passed.

Damned good performer.

I hope it was peaceful and quick. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Not on a watch list:

So can we trust anyone?

Police are SURE that it was terrorism....But so far, no name admitted. And, of course "Terrorism" but no one says "Islamic".  But the failure to give a name tells the story, doesn't it?

Are the police in the UK that inept? Or are there that many "Lone wolves"? Or what?

And it is, again, just a matter of time until this sort of thing happens with bigger vehicles (again) with a greater loss of life (again).

So far, it hasn't happened here. in the US....yet. I think it is because, legal or not, our immigrants HAVE to assimilate (even just a bit) and we don't make it easy...so only the smart ones get into this country...and smart people don't waste themselves killing or injuring only a few people....


Monday, August 13, 2018

Hey, it's a start:

But this single firing won't fix the FBI's image. There are a LOT more folks that are not living up to (or even TRYING to) the FBI's ideal.


FBI official Peter Strzok, who played a lead role in both the Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton email probes but became a political lightning rod after the revelation of anti-Trump text messages, has been fired.

Remember, he was part of the team that did their best to exonerate Hillary Clinton's mishandling of Classified (and higher) documents via her unsecured private email server.

No bias....We know because Strozk himself said so....


Looks like she is about to take the last curtain call:

Coincidence....

Interesting that Ms Omarosa Newman chose to reveal the recording she made .....

Just before her book is scheduled to be released.

Coincidence?

Think the publicity will drive book sales? 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

22 and a big donation

So we had a Hunter Ed class at the range on Saturday.

"Twas good. The Indiana DNR gives us the materials and a class outline and allows us some leeway to teach.

Kids were attentive, interested, and pretty motivated. We instructors like that.

And, afterwards, had a man who was there with his son, come up and offer our Lead Instructor 5 (five) $100 bills as a donation,...because "I've taken this class over the years with all of my kids, and this was the best and most intereting".

22 attendees, and 22 who passed the test and got their cards issued by the Indiana DNR.

Hopefully 22 more informed kids who will be better, safer, more ethical hunters.



Friday, August 10, 2018

Interestinger and interestinger

HERE

Think about the scenario postulated.

What else makes sense?


Just about had it

With the bureaucratic assholes in the NRA training division.

It is sad what happens when you give a small man a little power.

This might be the break from the NRA for my club.

Someone in the NRA needs to realize just what kind of people they are hiring. . 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

But shootings are down by 20% over last year!

Except that there were 12 people killed and over 70 shot....Mostly non whites.

And it is, of course, ALL WHITE PEOPLE'S fault.
Even though, it isn't white people that are doing the shootings, nor white people that are the victims. over a hundred thousand young people (white) attended the Lollapalooza concert....and yet there were no shooting (and almost no arrests!) at that concert...over 3 days....

And it isn't white people in those communities that "Didn't see Nothin' " and who fail to cooperate when questioned about what they saw.... ,nor is it whites who believe that the police are the enemy (Because they enforce laws and arrest black people when they break those laws) and who won't help fix the problem. Who protest every time the police DO try to stop the violence and enforce the laws.

But is IS non whites who insist that they need more of those hated police (right now, anyway) to stop the shootings...And it is whites (especially wealthy ones) who are blamed for the failures of the non-white communities.

Odd, that. No one is willing to look at the real problem...culture of black urban peoples.

Yeah, pointing this out makes me a racist in many people's eyes..... I no longer care.

ETA: It isn't a melanin level, it is CULTURE. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Stealth mortgage on your home....

How healthy are the public pension funds in YOUR state?

Something to think about:

HERE

(As a rule, the bluer the state, the more difficulty the state has in funding and/or meeting the obligations of the pension funds.)

Might be something to consider. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ghost guns? OMG!!!

Thing is, I've had these files for YEARS. (And, I am told by folks that I know (REALLY REALLY well ...Like all my life, IYKWIM) that this blueprint makes for a functional AR receiver. (I  have one set of prints that supposedly will accommodate an M-16 fire group, and the dimensions for those parts too, but I've never tried them.)

HERE ...available on the Internet for everyone to see..... (ETA: this is made from stacked sheet metal plates. all you need to do is cut them and drill them. Precision, yes, but average Joe garage level work)

And that receiver is, of course, unserialized....a  "Ghost Gun"as it were.

I also have blueprints for a Sten gun (never made one, that would be a fully auto one and I'm not gonna go to jail) although I am reliably informed by others that those prints make a functional firearm)....

And also a Grease Gun.

One cannot stop the signal.


One wonders.....

Darwin? or Murder?

I mean, Jesus (not the landscape guy,  the Jewish carpenter)... How can folks be this stupid?

Dry ice left in car leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

And again, Socialism fails when no one can pay for it....

Or, as Maggie Thatcher said: When you run out of other people's money.

Canada gives up on Universal Basic Income. 

It appears Norway is also gonna give up on that wonderful Socialisitic program. 

Of course, several DNC led cities in Califronia, and other larger cities around the US(also led by Democrats) can't seem to understand that failure means...failure.....are gonna make it work, if they Just Try Harder....

'Cause if there is one thing the Democrats seem to do well, it is to throw more money at a failed concept....."Beat that dead mule until it starts moving"....Especially when they can use someone else's money....


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Aye, and there's the rub:

A perfect example:

HERE

Words are one thing....action is another.

When it gets serious, you'd better be serious..and able to back up your words. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

'Tis a gorgeous day here

Mid/high 70's, decent humidity, mostly cloudy.

Too bad I am unable to enjoy or appreciate it. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Big changes in small aircraft

For me, at least....

So I flew an Arrow for the first time Wed.  'Twas a different experience.

Now, previously I had flown Cessna products.

But I wanted to get my Complex endorsement, and this is the only plane at the flight school with retractable gear and a constant speed prop.

Now, learning the systems isn't that hard. Nothing too complicated about any of the systems, really. Gear is pretty straightforward, as is the propeller and its's controller.... (apparently, some folks have a hard time figuring out the prop?....It is pretty simple,and works like every other governor I have seen, except the prop is controlled instead of a throttle).

Thing is, Pipers are VERY different from Cessnas.....I'd rather have flown (and landed) a Warrior or something first, rather than the (relatively) massive change to the Arrow and learning how to control all those systems as well as learning to land in an aircraft with an entirely different approach profile.

I'd have cancelled this lesson except that they are very busy at the school, and getting a time slot is difficult enough right now....So I took it, even though my mind wasn't really where it needed to be. I probably should not have flown, but I did alright. Plus I had an instructor to keep me out of trouble and coach me...

All told, I did OK. 3 landings, and really, once one gets used to the different attitude on approach, it wasn't that hard....Although it is easy to get behind the aircraft when one is not used to the different checklist.

1.4 and 3.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Why not take charge of your own survival?

So the Duck Boat tragedy is, indeed, a tragedy.

But nearly all the survivors have the same story.

"No one told us to put on our life preservers" (video with ad)

WTF?

If the boat is swamping...taking on water in high waves.....put yer life preserver on, or at LEAST have it in your hands.

"Keep your seats" was the order...
Fuck that. My kids would be in life preservers, and I'd have on in my arms, at least.

I hate to say this, but Darwin visited here. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Light blogging ahead

Got WAAAAAY too much going on.

I got no brain to spare for this. Way too much stress goin' on. I only go so many neurons, and none to spare at this time.

Check out the folks on the sidebar, they are better than I at spreading info and knowledge anyway.

Back when I can.

It'll all work out, one way or another.

If ya got a minute though, send good thoughts my way.