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Let’s Review 108: “and then the headaches began”
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Let’s Review 108: “and then the headaches began”

On fake news: We are easily angered, but we are not curious. We grasp at what straws are offered, and if they fit our preconceived views, we are content to repeat the half and full lies. We choose news sources to suit our preconceptions: to provide ourselves with the emotional comfort of being told what we already know and expect. The news outlets don’t dare to contradict us; they make their money on our credulity.

They ate raw centipedes — and then the headaches began

In the 1960s the turn to nihilistic violence preceded the Tate murders by at least two years, as the once idealistic New Left—pledged to free speech for all and ending racial apartheid in the South—turned murderous. Students for a Democratic Society’s Tom Hayden went from calling for withdrawal from Vietnam to hoping America would be obliterated by the Vietcong. Tired of sit-ins, by 1967 Hayden was toting a rifle and calling for an American Vietcong to make the streets run red with “establishment” politicians and citizens. Similarly, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s non-violence was overtaken by the homicidal Black Panthers, who admired the Holocaust and pledged to do the same to American Jews.

Ginsburg: ‘I Am Mentally Fit Enough To Serve Through The End Of President Eisenhower’s Term’

I don’t know about you but I kind of layer my defenses. Number one is a pair of dogs – one little one to let me know somebody’s creeping and a great big motherfucker to keep the intruder busy for just a second. Then there’s a cocked and locked 45 ACP on my nightstand with a pair of extra magazines. On the floor right next to my bed is a loaded AR with another spare mag on the nightstand. Then, just in case the bad guy made it through a 130 pound dog, an ankle biter, 54 rounds of 5.56, 22 rounds of 45 ACP and I can’t make it to the next room for another 8 mags of 5.56, there’s a K-Bar stuck between my mattress and box springs.It’s true, I can be ill-tempered when woken unexpectedly.

Get ’em while they’re not hot. 3D-printed gun designs   at

The Tiny All-Electric Elcar Had a 55 Mile Range and Sounded Like a Lawnmower The damned thing will turn on a dime (if your dime has a 10-foot radius) nearly flat out. In an open parking lot, it is a ball. Traffic is another story. It takes a lot getting used to. One drives flat-out all the time.

Members Of The Lead Task Force In Charge Of Making Sure Elvis Didn’t Die On The Toilet Talk About What Went Wrong

NYT Hires White-Hating Asian Racist I am curious how the NYT will spin this. Obviously she is an affirmative-action hire who checks the appropriate boxes: vagina, leftist, America-hater, wetback, out-and-proud racist, etc. Oh…she edited the “Harvard Journal of Law & Gender” which surprises me not at all. What will be interesting is the problem of her clear and unabashed racist comments. There is no parsing available to the whores of 43rd St. It’s unequivocal.

You gotta love “imitating the rhetoric of her harrassers.” That is star-class bullshitlying. The “period of time” is about two years, apparently, and many of her tweets aren’t in response to anything.

The ACLU Won’t Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In – The 20-day limit is unfortunate because, from capture to final order, an immigration proceeding takes 30 to 40 days. Illegals who are detained at the border cost the taxpayers $1,600 to remove. By contrast, releasing illegals, even under the much-celebrated “alternatives to detention” (ankle monitors and “community supervision”), costs U.S. taxpayers $75,000 per removal—and most of them don’t ever get removed. By some estimates, 90 percent don’t even show up for their hearings.

The Children’s Hour: American Journalism Today – Now the stench of rank amateurism has come to what’s left of the profession, and nowhere in journalism is that more visible than in the White House press corps. Once upon a time, a gig in the Washington bureau was the ne plus ultra of the reporting vocation, inhabited by middle-aged wise men, who spoke soberly and dressed the part, knowing that the brass ring of Dean of the Washington Press Corps could be theirs someday, if not a promotion to the op-ed pages as a professional pundit with the ear of the president–Walter Lippmann, say, or the Alsop brothers.

In a lot of ways, the modern society is a house of cards. Everything is dependent on everything else. In the normal course of life, this works as defense in depth, with layers of dependency and redundancy. It’s easy to see how this could be turned into a weakness, due to severe shortages of manpower or one part of the system getting hit particularly hard. The modern economy assumes everything breaks, but only breaks a little and not all at one time. Again, just imagine what happens if the power grid fails for a month.

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  • Ten August 2, 2018, 12:16 PM

    What will be interesting is the problem of her clear and unabashed racist comments.

    I’m curious (because it matters). Is the right’s problem that she’s a “racist” or that she’s a hypocrite. Because it matters.

  • Tom Hyland August 2, 2018, 12:57 PM

    Here’s the deal with bouncing bears up and down through the air on a trampoline. It’s rare to find a bear that enjoys this. The first couple of bounces they’re excited and having fun. THEN… they think…”maybe these guys are making fun of me.” Suddenly all hell breaks loose. Party’s over.

  • Casey Klahn August 2, 2018, 1:49 PM

    Tom, I’m pretty sure they’ve just drug-darted this bruin. But, your story is true inasmuch as when he awakes from his stupor, he’ll go back to being a predator who kills for a living. It is high kindness to spare a predator, but stupidity to underestimate one.

    Layered defense. Social system. When the wildfire (man caused?) broke out a mile north of us this Tuesday, we fell under a Level 3. Shit! We were so busy watering and mowing and brushing off our own evac plan that we had no idea we weren’t supposed to be there. Nobody evacuated, as far as I know. I’d say in a 2 mile radius of the fire, there may be only 6 dwellings – none were destroyed. We kept entertained watching brush rigs drive by (1 car driving by us is news) and extremely entertained watching Hueys and a dozen types of air assets fighting the fire. Nothing was as fascinating as the DC10 tanker dropping retardant, then circling back and using our farm as a waypoint from which to pivot the runs.

    It takes a village? Bullshit! It takes federal agencies funded well. The last I heard, the USFS was begging for new fire fighting aircraft. This week, I saw a sleek air force of fire fighting planes performing like champs. Winning! If Hillary were prez., we’d have been under a let it burn protocol, and the cops would be asking me why I didn’t comply with orders. As it is, the local deputy and I had a little conversation about where and how the woods caught on fire, because it didn’t start on the road or at the power lines, and no hunters are afield. Drug heads, is my estimate.

    Still worried about Elvis, too.

    Layered defense. Do not shoot large mammals with .223. Just don’t. VC were small animals. American bad guys are generally in the 200 pound range. 12 gauge. .308. 30.06. .357 Magnum. Use enough caliber. My 2 cents.

  • ghostsniper August 2, 2018, 2:50 PM

    .223 x 30 x 7 = ?
    I got the other calibers too but they take too long.
    Besides, what if there’s more than 1 large mammal?

  • Casey Klahn August 2, 2018, 6:07 PM

    Nine rounds of 12 gauge in a riot gun, and 9 more of .357 magnum from the lever action. Reverse the order of that sentence, although they are essentially both 100 yard weapons, but… Outer band, out to 550 yards: scoped bolt action hunting rifle. Much, much more effective than an AR, and in so many ways. I can render multiple hits with the deer rifle, so all weapons are multiple target weapons if you know how to use them. If I could get my hands on a four deuce mortar, the perimeter goes over the hill.

    I’ve never fired the AR in anger, although I have cycled thousands of rounds through them. I have to agree with my late father, the WW II veteran: the carbine is a poor combat weapon in most cases.

    But, the best weapon, given the question asked above, is one’s brain and one’s savvy. Have situational awareness; understand the OODA Loop and your own interface with it. Evaluate the threat potential, and have a series of hunches as to his next moves. Constantly evaluate. It is a very creative process, and favors the hunter.

  • Terry August 2, 2018, 6:47 PM

    ghost- AR10, .308 x 30 x 7 Use the .223 on squirrels for dinner. The thugs will drop like swatted flies with 168 grn lead at center mass.

  • ghostsniper August 3, 2018, 4:12 AM

    Yes. A 9 shot 870 is a handheld cannon. Use the recoil to jack the next round.

  • ghostsniper August 3, 2018, 4:13 AM

    @Terry, an AR10 is next up on our “to build” list, research ensues.

  • Snakepit Kansas August 3, 2018, 4:20 AM

    Layered defense. I am a bit disappointed in Ghost. I thought for sure that during his Army days he would have acquired an M-60 one piece at a time, just like how Johnny Cash got his Cadillac. I immediately imagined Ghost with 500 rounds linked up. A party mix of FMJ, tracers (every fifth), incinerary, and Nosler Ballistic Tips. He probably leaves a few old newspapers out on the drive, inviting perps to believe nobody is home.

  • ghostsniper August 3, 2018, 9:49 AM

    That Snake. LOL
    Reminds me of that Seinfeld clip where the dood leaves his front door unlocked and ajar to “encourage intruders”.

    Guns were in the “sensitive items” group that were inventoried multiple times per day during field exercises (along with gas masks, decon apparatus, radios, bayonets, and some other stuff I’m forgetting about). It was customary to sleep in your tent with the sling wrapped around the arm to prevent the aggressor forces from sneaking up at night and pulling it out from under the wall. I heard rumor of one guy whose tent mate frequently asked him to watch his gun while he went to the latrine, mess tent, etc., and on one of the tent mates excursions he removed the firing pin from his M16. He kept the pin well hidden away from his barracks personal space until he was short (90 days left). At that time he was packaging up his whole baggage to be shipped home and he removed the back from one of his large stereo speakers. He wrapped the firing pin in carbon paper and alum foil and thin foam and then wired it to the rear of one of the driver frames. It was thought that the carbon and foil would thwart the xray process that all whole baggage went through before leaving Germany. The dood with the missing firing pin PCS’d soon after the thing went missing so no one knows if he was ever brought up on charges and as far as the actual pin itself? Well, the thief got robbed by his brother in law when he left his stuff with him when he went to alaska so where that firing pin is today is anybody’s guess. Going strictly on memory and comparing pictures on the web M16 and AR15 firing pins look identical so I’m pretty much convinced the selective fire option in the M16 is a function of the trigger mechanism and not the BCG (bolt carrier group).

  • Casey Klahn August 3, 2018, 9:55 AM

    The belt. Wrap the sling under your belt, because it is more secure from the old tent side steal trick. Winks…