"WE have been doing basic bleeding control WRONG!"--Skinny Medic (4 min.)
The example he gives is a gash in the lower arm that would be treated by direct pressure. He notes that current thinking is that if a bandage becomes soaked, not to remove it, but add another on top and continue applying pressure. However, this can be repeated over and over, and the result is a thicker wad of bandages and less actual pressure. He suggests that if direct pressure hasn't worked after 2 bandages, remove the bandages and try applying pressure in a slightly different location to see if it works better at controlling the bleeding.
- First off, I want to thank Grant Cunningham for linking to my article on escaping a burning building in his "Hump Day Reading List" for this week. Check out his list for other great articles.
- There was a lot of criticism about the Glock 19X because it combined a shorter slide with a longer grip--basically the opposite of what you want for a concealed carry handgun. Well, for those wanting the longer slide/barrel to use with a G19 frame: "Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols"--The Firearm Blog. It appears to be similar to a Glock 34 slide (which is a long slide intended for the G17 frame), except it is a G17 length slide designed to fit on the G19 frame. The article indicates that these are compatible with Gen. 3 frames.
- "AR15 vs AR10 , Is Bigger Really Better? A Look at Big vs Little ARs Downrange"--Ammo Land. As you know, .308 and 6.5 Creedmore don't work in the standard AR15 receiver, so you have to go to an AR10 style receiver to accommodate the longer cartridge. So what this article is really about is the performance of .308 or 6.5 Creedmore versus .223/5.56 at longer ranges.
- "Do Handgun Optics Help You Shoot Better, Faster?"--Range 365. The author discusses the pros and cons to using a red dot sight on a handgun, and writes of his experience:
The first thing I found while practicing raising the pistol to target was that I tended to angle the muzzle up. Because I was focusing on the optical sight lens, I found myself raising the gun differently and I had to focus on pushing down the front sight to bring the dot into my sight picture. I think this was because my eye was wanting to focus on the rear of the pistol where the optic was mounted rather than the muzzle where the front iron sight lives.
There’s an easy fix for this. Don’t look for the dot. Keep on raising your gun and look for the front sight as always. You’ll find the dot will appear all on its own. This was the most significant learning “habit” to recognize and address. If you forget you have a red dot, you’ll find that dot naturally. If you focus on looking for it, you’ll tend to get wrapped around the axle.
He also compared used a shot timer to see if there was any difference in speed:
After coming home and dumping all my notes and times into a spreadsheet, the overall overage time to raise, sight, fire, and hit the plate using iron sights was 1.26 seconds. When using the Trijicon RMR, the overall average time was just .96 seconds. That’s about a 24% speed improvement. Adding the subjective observation, I felt that I was shooting more accurately with less effort using the red dot.
- "Could this help solve JFK's murder? New technique that identifies fingerprints on a fired bullet with 68% accuracy could shed new light on thousands of cold cases"--Daily Mail. I had always assumed that authorities could lift fingerprints from spent shell casings, but this article indicates that the heat generally destroys the fingerprints, so there is only a 1% chance of recover currently. This new method uses Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) to make the latent prints show up.
- "South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha"--BBC News. According to the article, 5 police and 1 soldier were killed. Two of them were taken from the police station and killed, execution style, at a different location. The motive for the attack is unknown, but the article noted that 10 firearms were stolen from the police station.
- About a week ago, I noted that South Africa had a new president and in his first speech as President he discussed confiscating land from South African whites. Vox Day has also taken note of President Ramaphosa's speech in his article: "It worked so well for Zimbabwe." Check it out.
- Those of you following Q Anon's post know that he went dark a couple days ago. The Anonymous Conservative reports "Q Is Back, And Says Twitter Is Central."
- CNN showing its true colors yet again: "Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me 'Scripted Question' After Denying Question About Armed Guards"--Real Clear Politics. It shouldn't be too surprising, though, inasmuch as "‘Concerned’ Mom & Creator of National School Walkout Protest for Gun Control Was Top CNN News Producer for Almost 20 Years"--True Pundit. The woman in question is Clare Schexnyder of the Atlanta area. For instance, an AP article reports:
Clare Schexnyder, a mother of a middle-school student in Decatur, Georgia [an Atlanta suburb], said she wants moms to take their kids out of school for a day to make a statement.
She said a private Facebook page she launched announcing a meeting of her Stop School Shootings group after the Florida shooting attracted more than 7,000 followers overnight.
Her protest is planned for March 2.
“President Trump talked about the American carnage in the United States. This is the American carnage,” she said.
I'm pretty sure that name is probably pretty uncommon, even in an area the size of the Atlanta metropolis. Thus, it is reasonable to believe that the Clare Schexnyder that started the protest movement is the same person as the co-founder of Oh-Baby Fitness. And according to the Oh-Baby Fitness website:
Clare Schexnyder is the founder, CEO and co-owner of Oh Baby! Fitness. She was a producer at CNN for 17 years before she came to the fitness industry. Clare is a proud parent of a teenager and lives in Atlanta with her family.
- Related: "Clooney, Winfrey, Spielberg offer $500,000 each for gun control march"--Reuters.
- "School board knew of Parkland shooter's obsession with guns and violence, documents show"--Local 10 ABC. I link to this article not because I believe that a kid having an interest in weapons or the military is a red flag, but because of this information buried deep in the article: "The documents also show Cruz was dependent on psychiatric medication and continued to struggle greatly in social situations. Despite those issues, he was still enrolled at Douglas in January 2016 when his behavior rapidly deteriorated." (Underline added). We also know that Cruz had seen a counselor at the insistence of the family with whom he was staying at the time of the shooting. What did the counselor know? Perhaps it is time to revisit counselor-patient privilege.
- "Ann Coulter: Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings"--Breitbart. She observes: "There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent — 16 — were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act."
- Pizza anyone? "UK Court Hears of Plot To Rape, Dissolve in Acid Children For Pleasure of Unnamed ‘Top Politicians’"--Breitbart. Like Sherlock Holmes' comment concerning the dog in the night, the curious thing about this story is that it has received no attention from media in Britain or elsewhere other than the Breitbart article I cited. (H/t Anonymous Conservative).
- Well, Paris is a very cosmopolitan city: "Three African Men Arrested for Cannibalism in Paris Suburb"--Breitbart. The article reports: "The men, who all originally came from the African island nation of Cape Verde, were arrested on Sunday after they attacked a man who was walking in the Hector-Berlioz alley at around 6 pm and bit off pieces his ear and lower lip, Le Parisien reports." Per the article, the three men then consumed the pieces they had bit off.
- "Hero Citizen Stops Potential Mass Shooting, Amarillo Police Shoot Him"--Captain's Journal. A man had taken nearly 100 hostage, but the hero of the story wrestled the man's gun away from him. At which time the police arrived and shot the hero.
- Follow the money: "Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?"--The Federalist. The author writes:
I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man); Drummond Pike; Warren and Peter Buffett; Jon Stryker (a gay man); Mark Bonham (a gay man); and Ric Weiland (a deceased gay man whose philanthropy is still LGBT-oriented). Most of these billionaires fund the transgender lobby and organizations through their own organizations, including corporations.
She also notes that the Tide Foundation donates money to the cause, but acts to protect the identity of its personal and corporate donors. But the bottom line (pun intended) is that pharmaceutical and medical companies stand to make a lot of money off those seeking to change their gender.
- The dirty secret of the HB1 Visa Program is that Indians mostly benefit from the program, and then they turn around and only hire or recommend other Indians: "H-1B Hiring: Bias within Bias, Discrimination within Discrimination"--Center for Immigration Study. From the report:
The employers in the H-1B program (for foreign college grad workers, mostly in IT) say that they must have unlimited access to the world's best and brightest or else America's advances in technology will come to a screeching halt.
But what they, do, in fact, is to hire a remarkably high percentage of their workers who just happen to be:
From just three southern Indian states.
The employers' objective, of course, is to cut costs, taking hundreds of thousands of good jobs from residents of the United States.
Residents of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, as we will show, have 24 times the chance of being hired as an H-1B as the average resident of the world, excluding U.S. workers, who, of course, have zero chance of being hired in this program.
- Related: "The US says Oracle is encouraging Indians to hire other Indians—and it’s killing diversity"--Quartz Magazine. From the article:Nepotism also runs strong in India. Nearly 85% of the country’s businesses are family-run, and Bollywood is dominated by just a few families. Even job-seekers with impressive resumes have to fall back on personal connections to find work.
Those dynamics are now playing out at Oracle, the $160 billion California-based software giant run by Larry Ellison. Earlier this week, the US Department of Labor (DOL) sued (pdf) Oracle for wage violations and hiring bias, alleging that the company displayed “hiring discrimination against qualified White, Hispanic, and African-American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, particularly Asian Indians.”
- Related: “Indians only hire Indians”--Medium. A discussion thread on this topic.
- Related: "Indians Hiring Other Indians Over Qualified U.S. Workers"--Protect US Workers. Another discussion thread.
- Related: "Diversity hiring has created hundreds of thousands of White victims"--Immigration Watch Canada.
- "Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure"--BBC. The deceased, Jeff Murphy, apparently fell 500 feet from a mountain side or cliff side in Yellowstone National Park looking for the treasure. The treasure was allegedly hidden by Forrest Fenn who then has published a couple books with clues to the location, including a poem that sets out the 9 primary clues to finding the treasure. (See also here). Fenn has also given interviews where he has given some additional hints. But one that he emphasizes is that he was 80 years old when he placed the treasure, so it is hid where an 80 year old man could transport a bronze chest and its treasure over a period of two afternoons--so if you are looking in someplace difficult or dangerous to reach, you are probably in the wrong place.