- "The New Russian Shotgun Round .366 TKM for SKS, AK Rifles." Apparently to get around a 5-year waiting period for a rifle license, Russian manufacturers have taken SKS carbines (and AKs), bored out or rebarrelled them to be smooth bore (except for the last few inches of the barrel) and chambered to take a .366 cartridge (a necked out 7.62x39). According to the article, it gives rifle performance out to 100 - 150 m.
- "Keep an eye on the Mexican economy." The value of the Peso is declining versus the Dollar; and low oil prices are hurting the Mexican economy and government revenue. I'm guessing that Mexico's stability will become even more dependent on shipping their unemployed and underemployed to the United States, and receiving remittances in return. On a related note, "Immigrant population in U.S. hits a record high of 42 MILLION amid a post-recession surge in Mexicans crossing the border."
- "How we went from $42,000 to $6,500 and lived to tell about it!" A 2011 article about one couple's experience in getting back to basics after the husband became unemployed.
- "How Socialism Makes Women Barren."
- "International Morse Code Hand Sending" at Come and Make It.
- "State Forbids Pastors Calling Homosexuality 'Sinful': Sets religious test for volunteer counselors for juvenile offenders."
- "The Spy Satellite Secrets in Hillary’s Emails." Not just ordinary "secrets" on her server, but the most highly classified secrets we have (or had).
- "DARPA's Bringing Back the Vacuum Tube." "Because they have millimeter wavelength precision and higher amplitude, the signals from the vacuum tube powered devices are harder to jam. Beyond military uses, civilian communications devices can be improved, as well as electronics used by physicists and other scientific researchers. It allows devices to operate above the 75 GhZ radio line, utilized by radio astronomers, radar installations, and satellites."
- "‘Soon, Very Soon You Will See’: Pro-Islamic State Hacking Group Issues Chilling Warning to America." ISIS plans on hacking us.
- "Attacks on Fiber Networks in California Baffle FBI" from the Wall Street Journal. "The way the cuts are clustered on single nights around the East Bay and in San Jose, Calif., at the heart of Silicon Valley, have led officials to believe the attacks are intentional. Beyond that, they have yet to nail down a motive, let alone a culprit, creating an unusual cyber whodunit with few leads and little understanding." They known the motive: it is called "practice."
- "Police Use Sound Bomb, Lock Migrants Overnight in Greek Stadium." The illegal aliens were getting restless.
- "Why Would Anyone Need a Gun in a National Park?" "Crosby was the sixth person killed since 2010 by grizzlies in the greater Yellowstone area, which has an estimated 750 grizzlies and includes the park and surrounding portions of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming."
- "Why Vote 'Let It Burn'." Some of Trumps supporters agree that he is ill-suited to be President, but they don't care--angry over the Republican Party lapping at Obama's feet and betrayal of voters after the 2010 and 2012 elections, they think the best course is to destroy the party now rather than let things get worse. More discussion on this topic from Liberty's Torch in the following pieces: "Disaffiliations"; "Trump And “Let It Burn:” Further Thoughts"; "Good Boys No Longer"; and "“Let It Burn:” After The Conflagration, Then What?" A key bit from the "Good Boys No Longer" article:
The elite have a normalcy bias of their own and that is that the "common man" will continue to be a good boy.
However . . . .
The appearance of the Tea Party out of nowhere, the surge in popularity of Trump, and the well-developed and increasing public understanding of
- public debt,
- unfunded liabilities top and bottom,
- the crime and unbreakable dysfunction of the black "community" and its "leadership,"
- open borders fanaticism,
- MSM dishonesty and manipulation,
- Muslim savagery and commitment to subversion and treachery,
- Muslim "refugee" resettlement,
- mad off-shoring and outsourcing of manufacturing and services,
- monetary blindness,
- strategic imbecility, and
- Supreme Court betrayal
all hint that such normalcy bias is unwise.
Porretto has written lucidly about "let it burn" thinking and Trump is the present focus of such thinking. He announces to any and all the arrival of (1) a desire to break furniture on the part of the unwashed and (2) a rather serious weakening of the desire to be "good boys."
It's clear the world is in these last throes of the failed socialist utopian experiment of which our educated classes and many willing citizens are so enamored. Further economic deterioration, especially, the squeeze on the middle class and unemployed citizens displaced by cheap illegal alien labor, will act like a catalyst for the arrival of America 2.0.
Think "inflection point" in our lifetime, but without the A/C, the buttered popcorn, or the special effects.