On Instapundit, Sarah Hoyt indirectly links to my Jews in the Attic Test.
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We must come to grips with the reality that the only reason people buy automatic AR15-style assault weapons in America is not for home protection, target practice, or hunting. An automatic weapon is not needed to do these activities. Assault weapons are only used for one thing—to kill the largest number of people in the shortest time possible.
Thy Black Man—Staff
November 5, 2023
Gun Control: What Will It Take To Ban Assault Weapons In America?
There are tens of millions of “assault weapons” used by people in this country. Since there aren’t 100s of millions of deaths each year via these killing machine then we must be using them wrong. Or… They are lying.
You have to wonder at the audacity and the motivation for such a lie.
With the lynching of black men and the use of firearms by the Black Panthers within living memory you would think the authors would realize the utility of firearms for self-defense against an oppressive or even the turning of a blind eye to crimes against people of their skin color.
Perhaps they do understand this and are working for the day when they have the power to oppress the descendants of their ancestors oppressors.
Whatever the reason for their lies, prepare and respond appropriately to retain our specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.
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Such a small penis club here.
Thats Enjoyable @onequeerjourney
Tweeted on June 16, 2023
This was in response to a black man saying:
Mississippi Burning murders
That is why I own an AR-15.
UR a Smart Ass, Carl @Ur_a_Smartass_C
Tweeted on June 16, 2023
You really have to wonder how messed up their thinking is to believe a penis insult is an appropriate response to that.
Powered only by sunlight, a new device converts carbon dioxide and water to liquid fuels that could be directly used in car engines.
The device, presented in the journal Nature Energy, is the latest evolution of an artificial leaf. Researchers have been working for years on such systems that mimic photosynthesis to sustainably produce fuels at low cost. Previous artificial leaves produced simple products like carbon monoxide and hydrogen. But the new one takes an important step forward by making energy-dense ethanol and propanol fuels.
They say that currently it is not very efficient. With photovoltaic cell being mature and with excellent efficiency the artificial leaves have a strong competitor. The advantage the leaves have is on the storage side of things.
The fuel releases CO2 when burned. But because the leaves originally pulled the carbon from the air, the fuel will be carbon neutral. Technically, it will not be a fossil fuel.
This will be interesting to watch.
I love living in the future.
A failed attempt by terrorists on Saturday to enter Nir Am, a kibbutz situated some 500 yards (457 meters) away from the border with Gaza, ended with the death of two perpetrators, a local defender says.
“The terrorists appear to have tried to penetrate a large chicken farm next to Nir Am, possibly mistaking its fence for the kibbutz’s fence,” says Ami Rabin, 70, the previous security coordinator of Nir Am, who is also the uncle of his successor, Amit Rabin.
The kibbutz’s guard detail, whose members took up forward positions upon hearing gunshots, shot two of the terrorists as they entered the factory, Rabin tells The Times of Israel. Blood trails around the scene indicated a third sustained a serious injury, he adds.
One tale of bravery involves a handful of men and women who, with only two rifles and a few handguns, prevented a detachment of heavily armed terrorists from setting foot in their community of Ein Habesor.
None of the defenders died in the 20-minute-long gunfight, in which they employed subterfuge to make the terrorists believe they were up against a more formidable fighting force.
Another is about Noam Tibon, a reserves general from Tel Aviv who, within an hour of the terrorist incursion, led a hastily assembled intervention team to the home of his son — Amir Tibon of the Haaretz newpaper — in Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
The team killed several terrorists outside several homes, including that of his son, Amir, who was holed up inside with his wife and daughters.
A third account revolves around Inbal Rabin-Lieberman, the 25-year-old security coordinator of Kibbutz Nir Am. She and her uncle Ami led a guard detail so alert that it killed two terrorists as they were trying to enter a nearby chicken farm. This response was so effective that it made the dead invaders’ entire detachment lose the appetite for entering Nir Am.
Back in Ein Habesor, local resident Noam Gotliv says, “We’re only hearing the tip of the iceberg of the bravery that Israelis showed over the past two days.” Gotliv used a handgun to fire from close range on terrorists armed with rifles. Another resident armed with nothing but an axe stayed with Gotliv’s wife, Julie, and three children inside their home shelter in case the terrorists breached the gate.
You would think with such a vivid example less than a month previous they would understand why the right to keep and bear arms should not be infringed.
Coming to a public space near you: Guns. Lots of guns.
Weapons should only be distributed to citizens if common sense precautionary measures are applied, including extensive background checks before issuing a license and monitoring of license holders.
We may have to wait until the state of emergency ends before public debate can take place over these risky new regulations, meanwhile, we can only hope it won’t take a tragedy for the national security ministry to take measures that ensure deadly weapons don’t end up in the wrong hands.
Are these people just mind bogglingly slow learners? Or is there some sort of motivation I cannot fathom?
A burglar broken into a home.
He heard a soft voice say, “Jesus is watching you.”
Thinking it was just his imagination, he continued his search.
Again, “Jesus is watching you.”
He turned his flashlight around, and saw a parrot in a cage.
He asked the parrot if he was the one talking.
The parrot said, “Yes.”
He asked the parrot his name. The parrot said, “Moses.”
The burglar asked, “What kind of people would name their parrot, Moses?”
The parrot replied, “The same kind of people who would name their Pitbull Jesus.”
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We can pass laws to close gun stores in the 17 states where Democrats have unified control. As a candidate for the state Assembly in New York — one of those 17 states — I am proposing a law telling every corporate entity in the state to make a choice: either stop selling guns or stop doing business in our state.
Scott A. Budow
November 4, 2023
How to curb gun violence: States should ban corporations from selling guns
This smooth brained tyrant wannabe thinks this would pass constitutional muster? Wow!
Does he also believe the states could ban stores that sell religious books? Or churches even? You are free to practice whatever religion you want in your own home. So, in his world view, that wouldn’t be an infringement, right?
Or how about banning media outlets which publish nonsense from Democrats? What will it take for this guy to understand? I propose that if he wins his public office and is successful in banning gun stores he get educated via a public trial and some serious prison time.
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Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.
And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.
July 30, 2017
WhatsApp message to Hery Zhao, CEO of Harvest Fund Management
A Second American Civil War Has Begun
Never before I have seen such damning evidence of corruption in U.S. politics.
This has a very good chance of leading to interesting times.
Prepare appropriately. I want an underground bunker in Idaho.
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While some people legitimately do need a gun for self-defense, nobody ever “needs” a drink. Alcohol is a worse liberty tradeoff in that sense, because the only utility is having fun and feeling good. To put it in the gun control terms: “By continuing to oppose banning alcohol, you are OK with over 100,000 people dying so you can enjoy your occasional beer, you evil monster!”
None of this is to say I want us to take another run at prohibition. Of course not. Rather, it is to demonstrate that everyone implicitly understands and accepts liberty tradeoffs. But on guns, they pretend not to. And alcohol isn’t even a constitutional right, yet we have given it de-facto protection anyway. I see alcohol advertising everywhere in a way that would be unthinkable for guns.
Many more people die because we can easily buy a drink than because we can (usually not as easily) buy a rifle.
Kostas Moros @MorosKostas
Tweeted on October 26, 2023
I have two hypotheses for why this occurs:
- Gun grabbers are interested in control of the general population. They are not interested in saving lives.
- Gun grabbers drink alcohol and know lots of people that do. A ban on, or strict regulation of, alcohol would adversely affect their recreational use and social life. They don’t own guns and believe most of their friends would not be adversely affected by a gun ban either.
Of course both things could be true.
I suspect that should you try to point out this inconsistency to a gun grabber the response would be similar to what once happened to me. I was confronting a hired gun banner working to pass the Washington State initiative to ban “assault weapons”.
I tried to make an analogy with the banning of recreational drugs. Their response was, “We are talking about guns, not drugs.” I attempted to continue saying the analogy was instructive. Their response was, “We are done talking about this.” They then refused to have any sort of conversation with me. They just repeatedly said, “We are done talking.” I concluded they knew they were on shaky ground and didn’t want more exposure of their weak position to the people around us.
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These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.
The Pig Trap
I’m not sure it is quite that simple. There is a huge “swamp” to be drained to reduce the size of our government to that which it is supposedly limited to by the U.S. Constitution.
That said, if it were possible to avoid the civil war as described by the execution of the appropriate 100 people I can see a case being made for that. It is similar to the adage, “A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords at dawn.”
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Western civilization has produced some of the most stunning scientific, technological, social, and cultural breakthroughs in human history. If you consider yourself “liberal” or even “progressive,” it must surely be clear by now that America and her allies are the only places in the world where your values are even considered values. If our civilization is allowed to collapse, it will not be replaced by a progressive utopia. It will be replaced by chaos and barbarism.
I’m not sure the death of the delusions came soon enough. I want an underground bunker in Idaho.
Barb, her daughter, and I went sightseeing for a few days before Barb and I continued on with a cruise. We wanted to see some things before WWIII breaks out and destroys it all:
Barb commented that St. Mark’s Basilica was wallpapered in gold. This is essentially true. Each of those squares are about the size of a fingernail:
Some fascinating stuff via Rolf:
On September 28, an en banc panel from the Ninth Circuit grabbed control of the Duncan v. Bonta. The magazine ban case in a stunning departure from the usual order of the court. It may or may not have violated the rules of the court. Several of the judges on the panel were not happy. Four judges of the eleven-judge panel dissented. Of particular interest was the dissent of Judge VanDyke.
The honorable Judge VanDyke revealed a history of internal shenanigans when the en banc panel first took the case. Judge VanDyke aired some of the Ninth Circuit’s dirty laundry. The strong, ideological opposition to the Second Amendment has been clear in the Ninth Circuit from the beginning.
They are openly violating the rules.
While it shows their desperation, they, almost certainly, will get away with it.
I was looking for a blog post of mine referencing the bowling ball mortars which visited Boomershoot a few times. A day or two later Bing Chat sent me an alert on my cell phone with with a link to the following:
Boomershoot mortars are a type of homemade artillery that can launch projectiles such as bowling balls, paint cans, or even stuffed animals at high velocities and distances. They are often used by enthusiasts of the Boomershoot event, which is a long-range precision rifle shooting event with high explosive targets12
Some of the key features and uses of boomershoot mortars are:
- They are made from steel pipes that are welded to a base plate and have a breech plug at one end. The breech plug has a hole for inserting a fuse that ignites the propellant charge inside the pipe. The propellant charge can be black powder, smokeless powder, or other combustible materials3
- They can launch various types of projectiles, depending on the size and shape of the pipe and the amount and type of propellant. Some common projectiles are bowling balls, paint cans, stuffed animals, watermelons, or even pumpkins. The projectiles can be modified to have fins, parachutes, or other features to enhance their flight or impact3
- They can achieve impressive ranges and velocities, depending on the factors mentioned above. Some boomershoot mortars can launch bowling balls over a mile away or over 1,000 feet in the air. The velocities can exceed 300 miles per hour or 500 feet per second3
- They can create spectacular effects when they hit the explosive targets at the Boomershoot event. The targets are filled with a mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder that detonates when hit by a high-velocity projectile. The explosions can produce loud booms, bright flashes, smoke clouds, and fireballs12
- They can also be used for recreational purposes, such as launching fireworks, water balloons, or other harmless objects. However, they should always be used with caution and respect for safety, legality, and environmental impact. Boomershoot mortars are not toys and should only be handled by responsible adults who follow the proper procedures and precautions3
I hope this helps you learn more about the fascinating world of boomershoot mortars. If you want to see some examples of boomershoot mortars in action, you can watch this video: BOWLING BALL MORTARS AT THE BOOMERSHOOT.
The narrative is not too far of from reality. But it certainly isn’t correct either.Some obvious inaccuracies are:
- Mortars have never been used to hit our reactive targets.
- I do not recall anything other than bowling balls being used for projectiles.
- No projectiles have been launched further than about 400 yards. And that was at an angle across the range rather than directly downrange.
- To the best of my knowledge no one as estimated the altitude of the projectiles and I am very skeptical any of them have been near 1000 feet.
Keep all this in mind when you use or read something generated by the new chat AIs.
I found this on Gab. I’m not sure from who.
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So years ago my ex gf and I were driving home. It was sort of a dark day in that an apt had just burnt down and killed quite a few innocent people and children. Really just a sad day in general. It was pretty late and I had just stopped at a light. It had been storming hard for hours and we were in the middle of a torrential downpour with low visibility. On the passenger sides sidewalk, there was a very old looking woman in a house dress with a white cat on a leash. Certainly not something you’d expect to see at 2 am in the middle of a nightmarish storm.
Something was strange and we both noticed it at once. “Why isn’t she wet?!” The woman was entirely unbothered by the storm, unaffected by the wind and the rain did not dampen her. We both got a pit in our stomachs as she turned around and started walking towards the car deliberately. Her smile was unnaturally wide and sent chills through my entire body. My ex screamed as I started yelling WTF as loud as i could to the point where it was hurting my own ears. I slammed on the gas, blew through the light and drove like the devil was chasing us.
We got several miles away before we could even make words and talk about what had happened. When we stopped we both were covered in goosebumps. Look, I’m not saying it was a demon, but I’ve been in a lot of sticky situations in my life and none created a fear response like this. I’m talking the most primal and pure fear to ever exist. For weeks after we’d have nightmares of the same woman and to this day, thinking about it or speaking of it gives us both the chills.
Demon? all I know is that is the only time in my life I’ve experienced what would be considered true terror and ill never forget it. The fact that we both experienced it at the same time, completely sober only adds to my belief that something was very wrong. We didn’t believe in Heaven or Hell, God or the devil then but that night,we both believed in demons.
Tweeted on July 7, 2023
This story gives me goosebumps and shivers.
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Tonecop is just someone with a small dick and a gun fetish like half of his country.
Tweeted on October 25, 2023
He lives in New Jersey. No wonder he is so out of touch with the reality of gun ownership.
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I’m trying to imagine what happens if Trump has an insurmountable polling lead over Biden during the summer of 2024. Which seems likely.
Under that scenario, I see no possibility Democrats would let the election go forward. It would be canceled for some bogus reason.
After the Russian Collusion Hoax and the Hunter Laptop Hoax, it should be obvious to all of us there are no ethical boundaries in play.
Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays
Tweeted on October 25, 2023
If I accept his premise of an insurmountable lead then I come to a different conclusion. I would predict a different candidate receiving the nomination. Gavin Newsome comes to mind as an alternative. And if that still doesn’t solve “the problem” then election fraud would be the next tactic deployed.
Blocking the election would just be too “obvious” and over the top to make it through the courts, torches, and pitchforks.
An even more “interesting” scenario which might reach the level of not letting the election go forward would be if a month or so before the election a candidate where to die leaving only one major party and the Libertarian candidate on the ballot in all 50 states. Then what happens? The major party without a candidate would do desperate things. With the age of both current major party candidates rather advanced that could easily happen in 2024.
Another “interesting” scenario, made more likely by the current high emotions on both sides of the political fence, are that the candidate for one party or another is assassinated. Then, before the election, the other major candidate is assassinated.
We live in interesting times.
This is unheard of:
The U.S. has stopped issuing export licenses for most civilian firearms and ammunition for 90 days for all non-governmental users, the Commerce Department said on Friday, citing national security and foreign policy interests.
The Commerce Department did not provide further details for the pause, which also includes shotguns and optical sights, but said an urgent review will assess the “risk of firearms being diverted to entities or activities that promote regional instability, violate human rights, or fuel criminal activities.”
The Commerce Department declined to comment beyond the posting on its website.
The halt covers most of the guns and ammunition that could be purchased in a U.S. gun store, said Johanna Reeves, a lawyer who specializes in export controls and firearms with the law firm Reeves & Dola in Washington.
Reeves said she had not seen the Commerce Department take such a sweeping action like this before. “For sure they have individual country policies – but nothing like this,” she said.
Export licences for Ukraine and Israel, as well as some other close allies, will be exempted from the temporary halt in exports.
Why would they do this now? A concern about guns and ammunition getting into the hands of Hamas? An attempt to hurt U.S. manufactures?