Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pollution is the Solution Part II: Particulates in the News.

Dr. Rolf Philipona and his team with MeteoSwiss, the Swiss federal meteorological agency, has published new research in "Geophysical Research Letters" that shows that not only were particulates due to coal and diesel use responsible for the cooling phase from the 1950's to the 1970's but the falling amounts of particulates from the 1980's onwards has had a far greater effect on the temperatures in Europe than greenhouse gasses have had, accounting for 2/3 of the entire warming in the last 20 years, amounting to a 1 degree C rise in temperatures.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Golem

There is a Yiddish story of a creature, the golem, created by man out of clay and magic that was made to be the servant of man, but eventually it turned on it's creators. This is the original template for the story of Frankenstein's monster. The Federal Government is a Golem, and it wants more clay.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama to stand by and watch as Iran vaporizes Israel

Obama has indicated he plans to drop all sanctions against Iran and will recognize Iran's right to the possession of nuclear weapons. Essentially he will stand by and watch as the only functioning democracy in the middle east is vaporized in a massive nuclear fireball.

All of you Jews who voted for this Judas, may God have mercy on your wretched souls, because you have murdered seven million men women and children by your stupid foolish actions.

Can I have your assistance please?

Below are pictures of a holographic red dot sight that was mounted on my Ruger Mark II Government Target Model when I purchased it at a pawn shop. I do not like the sight and have replaced it with iron sights. There are no markings to indicate who the manufacturer is, only what appears to be a serial number. I am attempting to identify the manufacturer and model number if at all possible so that I can determine fair market value for the sight. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Details, Details.....

Fraud, The MMR Vaccine, and Autism

In February 1998, a paper was published in The Lancet that turned the world upside down for the parents of kids with autism. The study was extremely small, consisting of only 12 kids. In that study the researchers claimed that eight of the 12 kids' autism could be attributed directly to being vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. This set off a firestorm around the world. Parents who had been grasping for any explanation or reason for their child's affliction suddenly had a scapegoat. "It was that damned vaccine!" everyone said. It has been eleven years, almost to the day, when that study was published. Since then, tens of thousands of kids have not been vaccinated against Measles, Mumps, or Rubella because their parents were terrified that doing so would destroy their child's mind. But now the truth is revealed. The research was bogus. The findings were fabricated.

H/T Clayton Cramer

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buh Bye Queen Sheila! DLTDHYOTWO!

Fox 26 is reporting that Sheila Jackson Lee is contemplating quitting her Congressional seat and taking a position in the State Department. I guess she REALLY LIKES working under Hillary....

Lead on target!

I took the youngest shooting last Sunday and she just can't get enough. She has "Lead Poisoning" as I like to call it. She is hooked.

She isn't exactly ready for the IPSC circuit yet. But she'll get there...

Friday, February 06, 2009

Supply and demand in the marketplace of fear.

I had occasion today to go in search of ammunition for two of my guns. My daughter (finally!) and her friend have expressed interest in learning to shoot. I had up to this point despaired that my eldest daughter would ever learn the important skill of being able to put lead on target. She is growing up now. She is growing into a gorgeous young woman. She is on occasion at home alone. She will at some point have to deal with someone who does not want to take no for an answer or thinks that because she is a diminutive girl she would make for an easy victim. I have been worried that her only defense would be calling 911 and letting the operator listen in during her rape and/or murder. So when her friend expressed an earnest interest in things that go boom, I was overjoyed to see her express a similar interest, if only to go along with her friend. I suspect her prior refusal stemmed from her thinking that it is not a "girl" thing, so when her friend showed her that it was OK for a girl to like guns, her attitude made a 180 degree about face. I'm not proud, I'll take my teaching moments wherever I can find them. If I can just get her to learn the four rules, and the manual of arms for the guns she is strong enough to handle, and some rudimentary marksmanship skills, I'll be happy. It might just save her life one day. But I digress....

Ammunition is scarce in this town. NOBODY has any. I went to four different stores to buy ammo for two different guns today. Along the way I got what I feel was a pretty good deal, but the fact remains that handgun calibers especially are is very short supply. The shelves were exceedingly bare everywhere I went and popular calibers like .22LR, .45 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, .38 special, and .357 magnum were all noticeably missing from the shelves. I found what I believe to be the LAST box of .380 Auto on this side of town, and certainly the only box in a 15 mile radius. So instead of spending a lot of time with that weapon, we will be focusing mostly on the Ruger MkII. I may let each of them fire off a couple magazines each, just to let them get a feel for the somewhat more powerful weapon, but they won't be shooting it a lot. Surprisingly Wally World was the only purveyor that had ANY .380 ammo, and they had the best selection of .22LR ammo, of all the emporiums I visited today. They also had a wicked deal on the ammo too. They had 500 rounds of high velocity 38 grain hollow point Winchester XpertHV ammo for under 13 bucks a box. I bought a similar 500 round brick of Winchester White Box Wildcat ball ammo at Gander Mountain and paid over $20 bucks only a month ago, and that was on sale. At this price, and given the shortage, and of course the constant droning of Obama about gun control measures through ammo restrictions, I decided to stock up while I still could, despite my current financial straits. I was given various excuses as to why the supply was low, but I suspect the Obama gun control scare is behind a lot of it. I don't think the ammo manufacturers (who all close up for the entire month of December every year) and their wholesale customers expected this amount of hysteria and outright fear. And Obama hasn't given anyone any indication that he will back off his gun control agenda, so the fear grows by the day.

All I can say is, when the revolution comes, I will be prepared to defend my life and my property and the lives and property of my loved ones from tyranny.

Will you be?

"I want you to murder my unborn child, I just don't want to watch..." Updated

That is essentially what this woman is saying. She WILLINGLY went to an abortion clinic to have a late term abortion. But when the child was born alive, she was aghast that the abortionist put the child in a plastic bag and suffocated it. Yeah, like that was any more humane than trying to kill it some other way... The fact that it was done by someone without a medical degree is in my mind kind of secondary. SHE INTENDED TO KILL THIS POOR CHILD! Now she is suing because the child died. What in hell is wrong with this picture? Who is the Murderer here? I say the woman who went to the clinic to kill the child is the proximate murderer here. She took the pills. She knew what they did. I say hang them both for first degree murder, they both conspired to do this.

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that there is a bit more to this than first meets the eye. The article cited above is incorrect. The case was not brought on behalf of the "mother", but was in fact brought on behalf of the child by a pro-life group by the name of The Thomas More Society. The intent is to get a court ruling that a live birth occurred and to draw attention to the case in order to force the hand of the Democrat DA's office which has been sitting on the case for three years and has refused to prosecute anyone because it is abortion related. But because this case was brought on behalf of a minor child, the mother must cooperate, therefore, even though she is as reprehensibly guilty as all the rest of them, if not moreso, she is not named in the suit. It is an unfortunate limitation of the legal strategy they are being forced to follow.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Looks like that Honeymoon is just about over...

NBC's Jim Cramer compares Obama to Lenin and praises the Chi-Coms because at least THEY are keeping their eye on the prize...