Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 -- A Quick Run Around the Web

Video: "SKS complete review and history with Jerry Miculek." I like his trick of opening up the bottom of the magazine and loading loose rounds through the bottom of the magazine well.

Prepping/Self-Defense/Firearms:
Just in case, include a dental emergency kit in your first aid supplies. If you want to assemble your own, here are some suggestions:
  • cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • hydrogen peroxide for gargling
As I've noted before, there is an Australian company called "Dentist in a Box" that sells emergency dental kits.
I have been asked through the years which weapon system to concentrate training upon when such a choice exists. Unequivocally it would be the handgun.

      For over two and a half decades, I have been involved in defending in the courts individuals who needed to use deadly force. Only a very small fraction of these cases involved the shotgun or rifle. The extremely high 90 percentile involved employment of the handgun.

          Within a uniformed deployment, the handgun is oftentimes the only weapon system on scene.

              Many shootings resolve themselves around totally unexpected, extemporaneous scenarios that are initiated on one level and within moments devolve into deadly force evolutions. One does not always have access to the long arm. ...
              • "Tactical Handyman – Kit Badger Edition: Make Your Own Inner Belt"--Jerking the Trigger. From the article: "So with a 1.75” wide piece of fairly light webbing, 12” of female velcro and 5” of male velcro…  I have the Inner Belt.  Anything with belt loops will be kept in place, no buckles to stack, no hot spots on the trail or the range…".


              Other Stuff:
                A new report suggests that the German agency in control of migration, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), knew that passports used by migrants who flooded into the country last year were fake – but let the migrants attempt to claim asylum anyway.

                    Die Welt reports that BAMF had processed some 217,465 passports, birth certificates, and driver’s licenses of asylum seekers and that 2,273 of these documents had been forged.

                        According to German law, the penalty for forging documentation – especially passports and travel visas – is five years in prison. So far, no migrants have been arrested.
                        • To dissolve the people and elect another: "Largest Voter Fraud Investigation in Texas History Underway in Tarrant County"--Texas Scorecard. (H/t Anonymous Conservative). The article indicates that "[o]ur research has shined a light on a covert, yet pervasive network – to the tune of 20,000 ballots, over four years, primarily within the African-American and Hispanic communities." It also adds: "But sources in Tarrant County have told Texas Scorecard they believe individuals who allegedly abused the mail-in ballot process may have affected the results of multiple races over several election cycles."
                        • I call B.S. on this: "Climate change doubled size of western forest fires, study says, and it will only get worse"--The Oregonian. I actually looked into this issue a couple years ago for a work related project, and found that the number of fires had been declining; enough so, that many of the small contractors that provide equipment and men to fight fires were going out of business. Moreover, living in the West and actually seeing the state of the National Forests, if some individual fires are bigger, it is likely due to mismanagement. For instance, beetle infestations have been a problem in some areas in Idaho. But rather than let timber companies harvest the affected trees, the Forest Service did nothing, leaving large swaths of forest as nothing more than dead, dried up tree trunks.
                        • "Turkey says its troops to stay in Iraq until Islamic State cleared from Mosul"--Reuters. Turkey is thumbing its nose at Iraq, which has demanded that Turkish troops withdraw from Iraqi territory. Turkey, of course, is using ISIS as an excuse to crack down on Kurdish groups in Iraq, which is a pretty good excuse since no one is serious about eliminating ISIS. As Solomon at SNAFU notes:
                        There has been no "war against ISIS".  It is theoretically impossible for a force numbering less than 40K fighters to keep the US, NATO, Russia, Iran and others at bay.  Supposedly almost the entire world has been aligned against ISIS but they still continue as a fighting force for more than  3 years?  THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
                          A nation's mythology, its paragons and heroes, its founding legends and great deeds, are its soul. To replace them with another culture's perspective on its history is to kill that soul.

                              That is the ultimate goal of political correctness, to kill America's soul. To stick George Washington, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, James Bowie, Paul Revere, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and all the rest on a shelf in a back room somewhere, and replace them with timelier liberal heroes. Move over Washington, Caesar Chavez needs this space. No more American heroes need apply.

                                  Followed of course by no more America.

                                      This is how it begins. And that is how it ends. Nations are not destroyed by atomic bombs or economic catastrophes; they are lost when they lose any reason to go on living. When they no longer have enough pride to go on fighting to survive.

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