Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The smoking solar powered gun behind the Bundy Ranch situation?

I'm sure you've heard all about how there was a "failed" or defunct solar power deal in line for the BLM land that is currently in the subject of dispute between the federal government and the Bundy Ranch.  One line of thought takes the approach that Harry Reid has some sort of solar power deal lined up with the Chinese.  At first, I believed that this was a red herring because of this article.......

Then, this was brought to my attention.  I'll quote directly from the now disappeared announcement at blm.gov.  Read carefully.

  • Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle.

I'm sure you would like to see the original but....it's been disappeared from blm.gov.

Is Cliven Bundy's real problem that he's not Bechtel?  Follow the money, folks.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Las Vegas Metro cop fantasizing about shooting a citizen

Officer Russell Laws of TacOne Consulting likes Facebook.  He also likes thinking about killing citizens, specifically the citizens that showed up to support Cliven Bundy and he doesn't mind telling the world that via public webpage.  I saw the below transpire in real time on the evil Book of Faces and then contacted author JL Bourne about permission to relate what had happened.  Happily, he saved the below screenshot.

If you disagree with what you see below, make your voice heard.  Is this the kind of policeman you want in your community?  Funny how this cop is from the department notorious for killing citizens.  Odd, that.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The EPA as a political weapon

  We've already seen the antigun efforts from the Crimean conflict.  Now, the other political secret police arm of the government (the IRS being especially active as of late) the is assaulting gun owners with a raid on a Montana ammunition manufacturer.  Yes, a "raid."

  This is how we will lose more and more rights and not just gunowners but landowners.  The EPA.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Crimean coincidence or 5.45x39mm is rumored to have been banned by the ATF

It all started with a Facebook post from the infamous James Yeager.......

And by this afternoon, the panic had set in.  Military surplus 5.45x39mm has been flying off of the shelves (though I have a bit, I bought some more myself).  The formidable hivemind at Ar15.com researched the hell out of this.  One guy even called the BATFE and confirmed what folks were saying; that apparently once some, anyone builds a "pistol" (AR or AK pistol in this case) that can shoot imported steel core ammunition or "Armor Piercing", that steel core ammunition will be banned.  You see, that's part of the "for sporting purposes only" language in the Second Amendment, folks.  The BATFE is operating on some sort of reality distortion field where steel core ammo made in the US is fine but imported steel core ammo is evil......

  Copes confirmed the sad reality of this as did AIMSurplus (both posting on AR15.com).

  Reports abounded like the below:

AIM sold 440 cans within 1/2 hr. 

USAC, who claims to be the retail arm of a major importer, had well over 1500 tins listed this morning and now show out of stock.

Folks, this is bad.  The non-logic of this hurts the head.  I can name at least one good dude (a friend) who was planning to build a small business around 5.45x39mm AR15s.  Ask yourself "what is the point of this?  Is it not just a back door towards disallowing more firearms and ammunition to the American people?"

I know it sounds paranoid but I don't think this happening on the wake of the Crimean crisis is a coincidence......  However, following the letter of the law as seen below, the BATFE is technically right except, did anyone tell them that 5.45x39 is .21 caliber?

(B) The term “armor piercing ammunition” means—
(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or (ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.
The prohibition that this definition applies to is:

It shall be unlawful:

(7) for any person to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition, unless--(A) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;(B) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the purpose of exportation; or(C) the manufacture or importation of such ammunition is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;(8) for any manufacturer or importer to sell or deliver armor piercing ammunition, unless such sale or delivery--(A) is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;(B) is for the purpose of exportation; or(C) is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;

Right now, AR15.com is on a witch hunt to see which genius manufacturer "manufactured" a 5.45x39mm pistol and have zeroed in on JBI Armory, who sure enough advertises 5.45x39mm and 7.62x39mm "pistols."  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

03/24/14 tab clearing

  Not sure what the union representation board NLRB is going to do when demands for legislative action on fast food worker pay (you SHOULD be able to work fast food and pay for a nice house and live the American dream after all!) encourage companies to invest in robots.  Maybe the NLRB will take some more decisive action and ban robots.

  The NSA's DNS record attack tool that is of course, only used with a warrant on bad people.

  Too bad this guy wasn't an NBC "journalist".  This case should scare people.

The 25 conical-shaped, .45 caliber bullets, made by Knight out of lead and copper, sat on the judge’s desk. They do not have primer or gunpowder so cannot be propelled. 

  The affidavit (PDF) against Leeland Yee shows that he really was only trying to drive up prices for the guns he was selling....I think.  However, let's quote the good Senator on automatic rifles from the affidavit:

"People need whatever they want to get.  Do I care?  No, I don't care.  People need certain things."

 You know, it seems hackneyed but damnit, Orwell was a prophet and that's sad:

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"

  Anonymous FBI agents are calling into radio talk shows and saying that the recent Leeland Yee revelations are the tip of the iceberg.  I heard a rumor that it's more Democrat politicians.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Your morning Orwell

  This Winchester Model 86 45-70 rifle is a family heirloom of my family's.  It is pictured below above the mantel of my father's house in Wyoming.  The rifle is in working order as it should be.

  This rifle has spilled blood in the infamous Johnson County Range War and that's all I know.  I asked for more details and was told "you don't want to know."

  Anyway, here's your fix of that visionary Orwell.  It's hard to read Orwell and to not think of Snowden, Feinstein, and the NSA.  It's a bit depressing to think of the land of the Magna Carta (George Orwell's land!), the land where certain inalienable rights many Americans take for granted originated, having been disarmed like it is now.

That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On the growing epidemic of disability claims in the South

  I was talking with a good friend who is native of Appalachia about this and he had the following words that struck a chord with me.  Kinda reminds me of LBJ singlehandedly destroying the poor family unit, giving us our fifth generation welfare "families"  we have today.  I'm currently reading LBJ's biography at the suggestion of a good friend and it's truly revolting how slimey he (LBJ) was.

  Anyway, below are my friend's thoughts on the topic of the disability epidemic in the South.  Consider these words as a "report from the front lines."  Also, said friend is a bit of a thinker.  A self made man, he said he ponders this disability epidemic and sees parallels in F.A. Hayek's work "A road to serfdom".  My friend allowed me to use his words in hopes of getting more to think about what's happening to the self reliant culture of Appalachia.

"It's like this: 
Hard times hit the people barely getting by (see Appalachia) first and hardest and then you dangle that government tit out and once you are addicted, you're fucked.  All you can afford is the 99 cent cheeseburger instead of the salad, and once you get maladapted to that line of thinking, or nonthinking, even if you wanted to change, it is illegal to have a garden and the woodstove doesn't meet EPA standards
Yo dawg, the first hit's free"