"Japan | No Country for Islam - Here's Why"--Black Pigeon Speaks. The video discusses why Tokyo, the most populous city in the world, has not suffered a Jihadist terrorist attack. The answer is simple: Japan and the Japanese do not accept immigrants, and restrict the number of aliens that may enter the country. Also, according to the video, there are only about 75,000 Muslims in Japan (the majority being foreign workers that are present in the country), and they are the subject of surveillance, as are the few Mosques. In short, the government of Japan values the safety of its people over the virtue signaling of its leaders.
- "Anti-Trump protester sets himself on fire outside The Donald's D.C. hotel before putting himself out and surrendering to police"--Daily Mail. Yesterday, an anti-Trump demonstrator doused himself with an accelerant and lit himself on fire. The fire was easily put out, showing (a) the demonstrator was not really devoted to his cause, and (b) when making incendiaries, you need something that will make the fuel thick, sticky, and hard to put out. For instance, you can dissolve polystyrene in gasoline and benzine (see these instructions from U.S. Crow). However, at the least, you can mix some motor oil (used motor oil works well) in the gasoline to thicken it.
- "New From Hoppe’s: Hoppe’s Black"--The Truth About Guns. Hoppe's has released a new lubricant that purportedly can work in temperatures ranging from -65°F to 540°F.
- "Tips to Finding the Right Zero"--Guns & Ammo. The author discusses why the 200 yard zero is still the best for hunters.
- "Using the Bathroom While Carrying Concealed"--Shooting Illustrated. I've discussed this topic before.
- "Russ’s First Impressions of the New Hudson H9 Pistol: Does the actual pistol live up to all the hype?"--All Outdoor. Answer: No.
- "Wearing Open Toed Shoes: Open toed shoes are an invitation for snake bites."--All Outdoors. Especially for smaller snakes such as coral or copper heads.
- "NEW SOG Batons for Everyday Utility"--The Firearms Blog. SOG is introducing a new line of multitools that can be used as kubotans.
- The Mossberg 590 Shockwave: a non-NFA shotgun with a 14 inch barrel.
- Sounds a lot like Pizzagate: "My Name Is Anneke Lucas and I Was a Sex Slave to Europe's Elite at Age 6"--Global Citizen. The author writes:
When I was a little girl in my native Belgium, I was put to work as a sex slave.
My mother sold me, and drove me wherever, whenever she got the call. The boss of this pedophile network was a Belgian cabinet minister. The clients were members of the elite. I recognized people from television. Their faces were familiar to the masses, while I was confronted with the dark side of their power addiction — the side no one would believe existed. I came across VIP's, European heads of state, and even a member of a royal family.
Around my sixth birthday, in 1969, I was taken to an orgy for the first time, in a castle. I was used for an S&M show, on a low stage, chained up with an iron dog collar, and made to eat human feces.
The author relates that at one point, where she complained and threatened to go to the police, she was taken to a "dungeon" and shown the corpse of another child. She stayed quiet. She also relates that the children (mostly boys, but sometimes the girls) would be tortured or even killed. When the ring was exposed in 1996, the only person punished was Marc Dutroux, who only received life in prison.
- Do they really think that the God that described Himself as jealous and forbade the worship of other gods (Exodus 34:14), is going to look on the practice of Islam in a supposedly Christian church with tolerance? "'It's blasphemy!' Almighty row breaks out after historic cathedral allows Muslim imam to read passages from the Koran at the altar"--Daily Mail.
- "Trump’s threat to the liberal ‘deep state’"--F.H. Buckley. A call to go back to the spoils system of public sector employment. The author notes:
Civil-service reform, beginning with the 1883 Pendleton Act, was supposed to protect us from Jacksonian politics, creating a merit system that tied the president’s hands in patronage appointments. That was meant to give us an efficient government, free of corruption, with rule by scientific experts.
Instead, we got rule by stale ideologues. Today, when the “deep state” of federal workers is so wholly opposed to Trump, and is so partisan in its opposition, when they’ll do whatever they can to frustrate Trump’s policies, there’s an argument to be made for a return to politics and an abandonment of our faith in rule by politically neutral experts.
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Of course, it’s naïve to expect that the deep state will be single-mindedly loyal to the United States.
Bureaucrats have their own interests. They’ll want to keep their jobs, above all, and they’ll be aligned to the kinds of policies that make their jobs more secure. The deep state loves the government that employs them and will seek to subvert an administration that threatens them.
This, and a whole raft of other progressive "reforms" in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries need to be reversed, including the end of government employment being a "property right."
- "And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins"--Kurt Schlichter at Townhall. He writes: "The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies."
- You've probably seen headlines touting that 2016 was, for yet another year in a row, the hottest year ever (although temperature date only goes back to the late 1800s, and reliable data sets are much younger). Glenn Reynolds notes: "Increase is one-hundredth of a degree. Margin of error is a tenth of a degree. So it’s all bullshit." For a lengthier explanation, see "Satellite Records and Slopes Since 1998 are Not Statistically Significant. (Now Includes November and December Data)" at Watts Up With That.
- China goes begging to Devos attendees to save China from Trump: "China President Xi Jinping: 'No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war'"--CNBC. President Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit the WEF (World Economic Forum), and "[h]e used the forum to promote inclusive globalization and warn that populist approaches can lead to war and poverty. He also warned that tit-for-tat trade controls would benefit no one." China restricts foreigners in investing or buying property, and does not take in foreigners. Globalism, for China, is a one-way street, and it only leads from China to other countries.
- Life in a white-minority town: "ACLU Official Mocks Elderly White People, Tells Them They Have ‘Five Years Left’"--The Daily Caller. The city is Rialto, California, which is 72% Hispanic. The article reports that "Luis Nolasco, a community engagement and policy advocate for the ACLU of Southern California, stood up to speak at the city council meeting and attacked many of the white people present, saying they are not actual residents of Rialto." This is what happens when you let the camel into the tent.
- A word from Vox Day: "By signing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 and instituting the Great Society, LBJ murdered the American nation-state, which no longer exists any more than the Chickesaw nation in northern Mississippi or the Cherokee nation in Georgia do. The USA is now a multinational, multicultural, multireligious state, with less stability and worse long-term prospects than the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1900."