Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sign Of The Times

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Sparks sends.

Tempus fugit.

SiGB: Rechargeable Battery Basics

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NB both SiGB’s post and the Battery University reference he cites (now listed in the Practical Resources margin).

Getting your power system squared away should be a primary objective for 2016.

Got juice?

Unicorns, Skittles and Fairytales: Deconstructing the Dishonest DOD December 2015 Final Report on Afghanistan

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DOD Report

Evisceration thereof

The place where empires go to die chalks another victory.

And so it goes…

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SLL: Atlas Collapsed

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That which cannot go on will not.

Stay loose.

Stay frosty.

Part II: 4GW & The Reluctant Suburbanite

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Here.

Part I.

Read and think.

Then do, as appropriate.

Happy Kwanzaa!

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Z-Man brings the love, plus a diverse rendering of a cracker classic.

Skinny-a** white b*tch piles on.

The real deal.

HMFIC.

Peace, homes.

Maulana Karenga

Henry Bowman Sends

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From over the transom:

Oh look. Another Assault Weapon Ban thrown out at year end.

What a surprise this is.

Why must we keep having this fight over the AWB on a near perennial basis?

Because the GOP invites it. They want this. They need to have this fight. The cycle goes like this:

1) GOP caves on something really big.
2) Nut shoots people.
3) Commie-Libs decry shooting and all guns and demand that all guns be confiscated.
4) Although they just sold them down the river, the GOP will await the reliable and predictable rush of sheeple who will beg them to do their job, stand on principle, and not allow tyranny and civil war to descend across the land in the form of a gun grab. The GOP will then use this “win” to attempt to energize their base for the election season.
5) Repeat.

In short, it’s just another bubble that is being juiced like the housing market or Wall Street. In this case, it’s a political/electoral bubble. But bubbles ultimately pop. And that’s why I’m here.

Dear GOP Douches,

I notice that in the last budget deal, you essentially caved to everything the left wanted. As such, you have surrendered all pretense of being a legitimate “opposition” party to Obama. You’ve made no serious attempt to hold the executive branch of government accountable as is your responsibility under the Constitution. You’ve made no serious attempt to repeal Obamacare. You’ve made no serious attempt to defund anything that the left is doing or wants to do. Now, we the people are faced with yet another assault weapons ban proposal that is supposed to elicit a kabuki theater reaction of panic from us. A buying frenzy and a panicked plea to Washington like Princess Leia to Obi Wan Kenobi as if you’re our only hope.

There will be no panic from me and no begging of you to do your job. This is my last and final word to you guys on this subject:

Do whatever you want to do with this ban. You know what the Bill of Rights says. You know how the courts have ruled. You know that the left will not stop until they have taken every gun from every free citizen leaving them defenseless against criminals and tyrants. These people have this AWB proposal written because it’s probably little different than the last unsuccessful attempt that they made. (I wonder if Obamacare is any different than Hillarycare from a generation earlier?)

If you decide to fight, then great. This is a fight that should have been fought once and done forever. These people dangle the life and liberty of the country and every citizen over the edge of the cliff. And each time, you sit back and smile as the panicked sheep run to you- begging you to do your duty under your oath and preserve our life, liberty, and property. I refuse to beg you to do your fucking job so that we might not have tyranny, civil war, and bloodshed descend on this land.

If you decide to capitulate like you did with the last omnibus spending bill, then great. Consider your name added to a long and bi-partisan list of traitors who have a date with the undertaker. Consider what desperate people can do in desperate times. Consider how desperate the times will become if you allow the left to grab for the guns. (Or do you not know this very action of a gun grab led to the shot heard ’round the world in 1775?) Your first reaction might be to focus the gaze of the death star onto me alone. I’m jut one smartass who can write an essay. How many guys do you think there are who have the equipment, skills, motivation, and opportunity to reach out and touch you?

But enough of the optimism. Let’s talk about the really bad scenario.

If you go along with this or any other weapons ban or limitation, then you’re literally digging the mass grave for the rest of us. You might miss out on payback from a committed patriot, but you will not escape the grip of the the beast that you fed with our guns. No matter what promise they make to you, no matter what they give you, no matter what scheme you think you’ve got that will pan out, ultimately you will wind up in the same ditch – your corpse tossed on top of the very people you sold out.

In that case, I hope that the last thought that goes through your head are the very words that I write to you today:

Merry Christmas!

Anthropology: Know The Bugf*ck Crazeee

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Via Twitter.

Even if it’s only a few hundred thousand humans who take this stuff seriously – holy cow.

Srsly.

“To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”

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NCR points to the latest AWB and makes a few observations.

Here are your most powerful allies in Congress:

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Do you understand yet?

The Line Has Been Drawn

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Frank and Fern’s latest.

Don’t get on the bus.

WeaponsMan: Chinese Blinding Lasers

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WM has the details.

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The Latest

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Enjoy!

These Are The Good Old Days

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A reminder from Ms. Wolfe, as well as SiGB.

Effective use of good judgment is an art form.

Be artistic as you look at the coming New Year.

Unto You A Child Is Born

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Luke 2:1-20
King James Version (KJV)

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

2 And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled.

2 This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.

3 And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David,

5 To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.

6 And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be
delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock.

9 And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear.

10 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people:

11 For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying:

14 Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.

15 And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.

16 And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

17 And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.

18 And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Night Off

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Taking one.

You do the same.

Merry Christmas.

Domestic Stability Operations

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As Chicago goes…

Herschel explains.

Much sportiness ahead.

Target Practice For Robots

>Got Them Old 'Predator's Looking Over At Me, Ma, Don't Know What I've Done' Blues

Heh.

Brushbeater: Guerrilla Radio

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Time for development and practice.

Irreplaceable.

Waste not.

Mosby: Holiday Wishes, Class Updates, And A Short-Fuse Contest

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All here.

Enjoy.

Sparks31: Kitting Out For Winter

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Assuming winter comes this year….

You are taking your gear out into the elements, right?