- "Top 4 Ballistics Myths Most People Believe"--The Firearms Blog. In a nut-shell, they are: (1) bigger is necessarily better; (2) longer barrels result in proportionately higher velocities; (3) calibers matter, but bullet composition and design does not; and (4) momentum equals stopping power. Read the whole thing.
- Hmmm. "Fresh evidence links Saudi government to 9/11: Flight certificate of would-be bomber found in embassy envelope buried underground"--Daily Mail.
- "Venomous Snakes of North America--Infographic"--Prepography. Self-explanatory.
- "How to Survive an Earthquake"--Store This Not That. Self-explanatory.
- "Back to Basics: Avoiding Conflict When SHTF"--The Prepper Journal. Discussing methods for avoiding or minimizing conflict with others (e.g., outside your group or family) and within a survival group or family.
- "When The Revolution Comes"--Rod Dreher at The American Conservative. Discussing an article on the extravagant amounts of plastic surgery certain older "cougers" were getting in preparation for the Coachella festival. And this comment: "Hey ladies, guess what? You’re going to die one day. All the plastic surgery you can buy, and all the pretending that you’re forever young, is not going to save you."
- "At least 30 people killed and 320 others injured as Taliban launch suicide bomb and gun attack in wealthy district of Kabul"--Daily Mail. From yesterday.
- "Charting Out the Digital Ecosystem of Gangs in the U.S. and Mexico"--Small Wars Journal. From the article: "While gangs in Mexico and the U.S. vary considerably in how they engage with social media, there are nevertheless common patterns. Many use them to issue threats, exchange insults, and even initiate encounters that can rapidly escalate. So-called 'cyber-banging' or 'Internet banging' is increasingly common in the U.S. and parts of Mexico. The key characteristics include promotion of gang affiliation and communication of specific activities; search for notoriety and status associated with implied or real acts of violence; and networking and sharing of information with rival or friendly gangs across different locations. In some cases, social media may also involve proactive recruitment, thus creating bridges with non-gang member affiliates."
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 -- A Quick Run Around the Web
By Docent at April 20, 2016
VIDEO: " Bombs and Bants Live! Ep 47 " (52 min.) We needed a break from the doom and gloom, so in this week's episode we tal...