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9/11

September 11th, 2014 . by Cary

Please see the short list of tributes at the top of the side column.

Never, ever, forget. No matter what anyone says, the same people who hurt us thirteen years ago are still trying to hurt us today. No amount of dissembling will change that fact.

Gun People Will Get This

August 27th, 2014 . by Cary

From the Interwebs:

AK47: It works, though you have never cleaned it. Ever.
AR15: You have $9/oz special non-detergent synthetic Teflon infused oil for cleaning.
Mosin: It was last cleaned in Berlin… 1945.

AK47: You are able to hit the broadside of a barn from inside.
AR15: You are able to hit the broadside of a barn from 600 meters.
Mosin: You can hit the farm from two counties over.

AK47: Cheap magazines are fun to buy.
AR15: Cheap magazines melt.
Mosin: ya mean clip?

AK47: Your safety can be heard from 300 meters away.
AR15: You can silently flip off the safety with your finger on the trigger.
Mosin: safety?

AK47: Your rifle comes with a cheap nylon sling.
AR15: Your rifle has a 9-point stealth tactical suspension system.
Mosin: Your rifle has dog collars.

AK47: Your bayonet makes a good wire cutter.
AR15: Your bayonet is actually a pretty good steak knife.
Mosin: Your bayonet is longer than your leg.

AK47: You can put a 0.3” hole through 12” of oak—if you can hit it.
AR15: You can put all 30 rounds through a tiny hole in a paper target at 100 meters.
Mosin: You can knock down everyone else’s target with the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.

AK47: When out of ammo, your rifle will nominally pass as a club.
AR15: When out of ammo, your rifle makes a great wiffle bat.
Mosin: When out of ammo, your rifle makes a supreme war club, pike, boat oar, tent pole, or firewood.

AK47: Recoil is manageable, even fun.
AR15: What’s recoil?
Mosin: Recoil is often used to relocate shoulders thrown out by the previous shot.

AK47: Your sight adjustment goes to “10,” and you’ve never bothered moving it.
AR15: Your sight adjustment is incremented in fractions of minute of angle.
Mosin: Your sight adjustment goes all the way up to 12 miles… And you’ve actually tried it.

AK47: Your rifle can be used by any two-bit nation’s most illiterate conscripts to fight elite forces worldwide.
AR15: Your rifle is used by elite forces worldwide to fight two-bit nations’ most illiterate conscripts.
Mosin: Your rifle has fought against itself and won every time.

AK47: Your rifle won some revolutions.
AR15: Your rifle won the Cold War.
Mosin: Your rifle won a pole vault event.

AK47: You paid $350.
AR15: You paid $900.
Mosin: You paid $59.95.

AK47: You buy cheap ammo by the case.
AR15: You lovingly reload precision crafted rounds one by one.
Mosin: You dig your ammo out of a farmer’s field in Ukraine and it works just fine.

AK47: You can intimidate your foe with the bayonet mounted.
AR15: Your foes laugh when you mount your bayonet.
Mosin: You can bayonet your foe on the other side of the river without leaving the comfort of your hole.

AK47: Service life, 50 years.
AR15: Service life, 40 years.
Mosin: Service life, 100 years—and counting.

AK47: It’s easier to buy a new rifle when you want to change cartridge sizes.
AR15: You can change cartridge sizes with the push of a couple of pins and a new upper.
Mosin: You believe no real man would ever dare risk the ridicule by his friends by suggesting there is anything but the glorious 7.62x54R.

AK47: You can repair your rifle with a big hammer and a swift kick.
AR15: You can repair your rifle by taking it to a certified gunsmith and it’s under warranty!
Mosin: If your rifle breaks, you buy a new one.

AK47: You consider it a badge of honor when you get your handguards to burst into flames.
AR15: You consider it a badge of honor when you shoot a sub-MOA 5-shot group.
Mosin: You consider it a badge of honor when you cycle all 5 rounds without the aid of a 2×4.

AK47: After a long day the range, you relax by watching “Red Dawn”.
AR15: After a long day at the range, you relax by watching “Blackhawk Down”.
Mosin: After a long day at the range, you relax by visiting the chiropractor.

AK47: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for a stiff shot of Vodka.
AR15: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for hotdogs and apple pie.
Mosin: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for shishkabob.

AK47: You can accessorize you rifle with a new muzzle brake or a nice stock set.
AR15: Your rifle’s accessories are eight times more valuable than your rifle.
Mosin: Your rifle’s accessory is a small tin can with a funny lid, but it’s buried under an apartment building somewhere in Budapest.

AK47: Your rifle’s finish is varnish and paint.
AR15: Your rifle’s finish is Teflon and high tech polymers.
Mosin: Your rifle’s finish is low grade shellac, cosmoline and Olga’s toe nails.

AK47: Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Mikhail Kalashnikov.
AR15: Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Eugene Stoner.
Mosin: You’re not even sure if there were cameras around to photograph Sergei Mosin.

AK47: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to hold your rifle over your head and shout “Wolverines!”
AR15: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to clear your house, slicing the pie from room to room.
Mosin: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to dig a fighting trench in the yard to sleep in.

Chat ya later…

cary

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No Basis? No Fact.

June 2nd, 2014 . by Cary

“The opinion of ten thousand men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

Corollary: It doesn’t matter how many people think it’s “normal”, if there is no solid reference point to compare to (unchanging truth) then the opinion is useless.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Google Leading the Way to … Mediocrity?

May 30th, 2014 . by Cary

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Google announced today that it’s hiring practice (only hiring the best and brightest) has made their workforce very non-diverse. Oddly enough only 2% of Google employees are Black, and only 3% are Hispanic. This infomation is required to be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No one at the Commission thinks that asking people to identify their race is racist. Google says they plan on increasing their diversity immediately. No word on where they were going to find enough Blacks and Hispanics who have an interest and the ability to work in the industry to balance out their diversity.

Folks, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is another politically correct way of saying “You must hire equal numbers of all races, even though they may not be qualified for the position.” In other words, a different approach to income inequality and redistribution.

Great.

Chat ya later…

cary friday

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SB 1062 and the Great Arizona Misrepresentation

February 27th, 2014 . by Cary

Does the Media have a duty to only report the facts and let the viewer think about the facts and make up their own mind? Well, in theory, that’s the way it’s supposed to work.

Here is the text of the Heading for SB 1062, which was vetoed by Governor Brewer after being passed by the Arizona Legislators:

AN ACT

AMENDING SECTIONS 41‑1493 AND 41‑1493.01, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION.

Please note the lack of any mention of homosexuality.

At this link, you will find the complete text of SB 1062:

SENATE BILL 1062

Again, please note the lack of any mention of sexual preference.

Back to the Media’s “neutrality” – or, really, lack thereof – if you happen to Google “SB1062″ most of the entries that are from Major Media Outlets have the phrase (or variations thereof) “Anti-Gay Measure” attached to the headline. The NFL, NHL, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, Apple, Intel, and a host of other businesses all pressured Brewer to veto the bill, based on nothing more than the pressure from the Homosexual Agenda Pushers. Brewer caved in to the economic threats, based on the Media pushing the Homosexual Agenda and pointing out that the measure was “flagrantly anti-gay”.

Simple research (see the links above) shows that SB1062 was not a new bill, but a clarification of the Free Exercise of Religion statures in Section 41 of the Arizona Revised Statues. Eighteen states have Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws on the books, Arizona being one of them. Arizona legislators wanted to refine the scope of the statue. Members of the Media and the Homosexual Agenda groups wanted to blunt the statue, so they attacked the Senate Bill. Enough fuss was raised, and stink ensued, that Brewer caved in the face of the economic threats and dire predictions of economic devastation. Devastation? When only 3% of the entire US population identify as homosexual, how can that possibly affect a state’s economy? Even if all the gays in the US stayed away from Arizona for a year, there would be no impact. Unfortunately, the quasi-Gay Support groups that used to be known as SPorts Franchises decided to throw in with the Homosexual Agenda, as did large corporations who have been cowed into bowing to the 3%. Instead of businesses, they are now propaganda machines.

I haven’t been following football very closely since about 1984, so I won’t miss that. Hockey – meh. Baseball? Well, I’m going to miss that. And NASCAR. That one hurts. All of these “sports” threatened to withdraw from the state of Arizona if Brewer did not veto the bill. Apple, Intel, and others threatened to withdraw from Arizona if Brewer did not veto the bill.

Politics is passe. The New Power is Economic Blackmail (see: Obamacare).

Chat ya later…

cary

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