Ignorance of firearms proves fatal….

Excerpt from The Guardian:

theguardian.comThe expedition’s science leader [identified in the report as L2] emerged from another tent. He grabbed the rifle and fired four or five times. On each occasion a bullet was simply ejected on to the ground leaving the rifle empty. The bear then turned on L2 and mauled him about the head, causing him to drop the gun.

“The mountain leader of the expedition [identified in the report as L1] did not know where the spare bullets were and shouted for help in finding them. He diverted the bear from L2 by throwing a stone at it. The bear turned on L1 and mauled him badly.

“Other team members were attacked by the bear until L2 found one of the bullets that had been ejected, loaded the rifle and shot the animal dead.”

The report says the trip-wire system, a kind principally used by gamekeepers to protect bird pens, was “defective in terms of missing pieces of equipment”. It says paper clips had been used to try to make the mechanism work, but these were not sturdy enough or the right shape for the job. The group knew the system was unsatisfactory because a team member had tripped the wire a few days before when he went to the toilet in the night but it had not activated the alarm.

Regarding the rifle, the report concluded it was stored with the safety catch in a position that disabled the firing mechanism, leading to the emptying of the magazine.

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THE REAL LEAD: They tried to save him, but left safety ON while firing

They focused on a faulty tripwire, which of itself suggests the “leaders” were too stupid to be camped in the habitat of dangerous predators, but they buried the truly sad part. The kid died when leaders defended him by “firing” a Mauser 98 4-5 times… cycling the bolt and all… with the SAFETY ON. He just kept ejecting live rounds.

Seriously, you didn’t notice it wasn’t going “BANG BANG”?

The paper points out “the rifle was stored with the safety catch in a position that disabled the firing mechanism, leading to the emptying of the magazine”.

REALLY? The safety disables the firing mechanism? Who knew?

And do you normally store a loaded gun with a safety OFF where you live? Oh, that’s right, it’s gauche and primitive to know how to operate firearms where you live… you have evolved. Right?

This whole incident is sad. The bear was taken down with one shot once someone figured out how to operate the Mauser 98.

So basically you have people that are too smart to go to the beach without taking along sunscreen… going to the ARCTIC, where bears are the size of minivans, without taking anyone that knew how to set a trip alarm or handle a firearm.

CONCLUSION: The bears WILL eat those too ignorant to defend themselves

The entire incident is a microcosm of what happens to a society that “evolves” beyond owning AND knowing how to use tools of self-defense. When you are so weak you give over your own defense to others, just understand the bears WILL kill and eat you.

And for the record, the bears may or may not be furry kind, but you’ll be just as helpless.

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The Case for Pistols at Dawn

My friend Allison posted the update below, which coincides with something I’d been considering.

I will never understand why it’s OK for others to make fun of my beliefs, my political opinions and my ideological heroes when I NEVER do that to them in return out of respect for diversity of thought and the sacredness of personal beliefs. Guess I don’t warrant the same respect. So noted.

I’m thinking one thing that would vastly improve society would be the revival of the now frowned-upon practice of the personal duel as a method of settling points of honor.

Duel

Before dismissing it out of hand, think about it. Some smarmy SOB runs out of supercilious arguments to support their latest specious claim and gets angry.

In keeping with current “progressive” policy, instead of conceding facts do not validate their kneejerk preconceptions, they immediately attempt to impugn your motives for rudely introducing “facts” that maliciously refuse to conform to their narrowly tailored world view… So they call you a racist.

Now if what you had said actually WAS racist, ie- predicated on a belief system the underlying assumptions of which involve false negative stereotypes that smear an entire race… Calling you a racist might be the obvious move.

That said, today if you disagree with ANYTHING a so-called progressive says… You are assumed to be racist by dint of the fact their president is bi-racial and a Democrat, therefore any view that is not supportive of his policies, vacation schedule, actions, inactions, or felonious conspiracies to obstruct justice are by definition “racism”.

The nightly dream of the TEA party... or so we're told by the same party that created the KKK and Jim Crow laws.
The nightly dream of the TEA party… or so we’re told by the same party that created the KKK and Jim Crow laws.

It matters not that nothing whatsoever in the conversation involved a racial component… Everything a person on the right says can be considered “dog whistle” racism.

For example, if you say “I disagree with the administration’s practice of selling massive amounts of weapons to Mexican drug lords”… This is, as any good Democrat can tell you, code for “Dear God why did we ever let the damn darkies off the plantations and why can’t we hang them like Jesus intended”.

Granted the “coded” message above has probably not actually been on the mind of anyone to whom it has been ascribed, or at least not in the years since it was essentially the basis of the DNC platform… But it is still the case that if you are anywhere to the right of Caesar Chavez, it’s assumed you pray that prayer each night before retiring to dream of cotton plantations lovingly tended by man-servants with glistening skin who sing in melodious chorus between whippings.

Now, given you probably never had that thought, much less prayed any KKK inspired prayers, you might take exception to being ascribed with such motives. But alas… Hitting a block button simply leaves the slur intact while eliminating the chance of a recurrence on your page.

Wouldn’t society be more polite if, instead, a person that calls you a racist without cause might have to face you the following morning at dawn across a field of honor bearing a single shot pistol at 10 paces and either retract the slander or die? Let’s face it. We all have at least 1 or 2 people in our lives whose overall demeanor would be vastly improved by a carefully aimed musket ball.

Hey… When I’m president we’re making duels legal again. And for the record, if you disagree, you’re just promoting racism. There you have it. I called you a racist. Which is better… Hiding my feed… or meeting me gun in hand at dawn?

C’mon. You KNOW you want to.

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Blame easy access to killer firearms?

balme gunsBLAME GUNS?
Was discussing the latest mass shooting with some FB folks. Naturally one pointed the finger at increased access to “killer weapons”.

Works if you don’t know we’ve LONG had easy access to repeating arms. The 15 round lever action Henry rifle was developed for the civil war. The semi-auto pistol still used by USMC was developed in 1911, it’s available in any gun store.

Most my age had semi-autos in dad’s closet if not our own. NO MASS SHOOTINGS. [They weren’t painted black. Maybe THAT’s it?]

There are a LOT of differences in how kids were raised before mass shootings. Access to repeating arms isn’t one of them.

Let’s look at what HAS changed:

  • — movies we saw had less gore
  • — the kids weren’t prescribed drugs to modify their behavior
  • — there were no first person shooter video games
  • — the primary component of daily diet wasn’t junk food & sugar
  • — you ate what mom cooked, or didn’t eat.
  • — kids didn’t have schedules resembling a busy Realtor
  • — kids didn’t own more technology than the space shuttle
  • — they played outdoors
  • — social media meant riding bikes with friends
  • — parents actually interacted with them
  • — most families had 2 parents
  • — they went to church every Sunday
  • — faith was encouraged by teachers, not punished
  • — kids respected parents and teachers if they knew what was good for them.

And nobody got a trophy for participation, they understood in every game someone wins and someone doesn’t. They didn’t think it was “unfair” if they lost, they just tried harder.

The problem is societal, not hardware related. We need to figure out what and change whatever we’re doing to raise monsters, not change laws and post useless gun-free-zone signs.

If gun free zone signs worked… we’d post them in Afghanistan and the bad guys would just obey the sign, right?

Worth noting… I’ve yet to see press point out a shooter’s hobbies were 4H and calf roping. And trust me, those boys own and KNOW how to use a gun.

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You expected NEWS? Are you not entertained?

NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE
It is confirmed FACT the USDA seeks to buy .40 cal submachine guns and Type III Body Armor.

 

BARNUM AND BAILEY POSTERSurely newsmen asked hard questions?
Googled USDA submachine guns…. hit button for “News”.

RESULT? ZERO networks opined. Not even Fox. Only blogs.

Another innocuous Executive agency arms for war, and unless cows shoot back the body armor suggests the targets of the close quarters combat weapons are US citizens.

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And the news says nothing. Zero. Nada. Zip.
But take heart. “News” yields 71 million+ returns on the term “Bieber”.

Thanks to network news… we’ll never lack for bread and circuses
Well, given the hardware… maybe just circuses.

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Are you not entertained?
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USDA orders submachineguns?! Why?

Weapons of War Have NO Place on Our Streets ~ Barack Obama

Apparently the USDA doesn’t travel on our streets, cause the federal purchase website just posted a request for bids on .40 cal submachineguns with 30 rd mags, Tritium night-sights, scopes, selective fire, with trigger guards accessible while wearing gloves.

I’m sorry, but not to put too fine a point on it, but we’re talking about the Dept of Agriculture. The guys that inspect meat and eggs. Guys that are involved with crops.

So just who in the hell is this purportedly innocuous domestic agency going to war with?

See Federal Solicitation for submachineguns

Firearms   Federal Business Opportunities  Opportunities

 

I’ve said it before, but in case you missed it the first time… the federal government is arming for bear. The bad part is, it appears they also think US citizens are the bear.

It would behoove us to get the federal clowns under control before they hurt someone.

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BUNDY RANCH: “Right vs Wrong” meets “Legal vs Illegal”

armed german soldiersYou can change laws to make an action “legal” or “illegal”

For instance:

— Troops herding Jews onto cattle cars were enforcing the law.
— Those executing those Jews were enforcing the law.
— Schindler’s actions to save those Jews were ILLEGAL.

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“RIGHT” on the other hand… is not subject to legislation

You can’t make right wrong by changing a law any more than you can repeal the law of gravity. If it comes down to a choice of being right or being legal, one must make a decision. Our society all too often encourages us to make the wrong one.

If you think a Nazi metaphor (see “Godwin’s Law) is an over-reaction, remember:

-1- Harry Reid described those supporting Bundy as “domestic terrorists”.

-2- A well known 2009 memo at DHS describes a HUGE number of Americans as potential “rightwing extremists” and potential threats to national security. Makes Reid’s claim stronger.

-3- NDAA grants (illegally in my opinion) the president the ability to ignore the bill of rights in response to terrorists that threaten national security (even US citizens) allowing arrest without charge, indefinite detention, and use of deadly force.

blm troopsSo what Harry Reid said wasn’t just a slur, it was a threat of deadly force

Think about it. If the BLM troops (which the law says shouldn’t exist in the first place) had mowed down that crowd of cowboys in cold blood, many of whom were unarmed, there is a case to be made that such actions would have been “legal”.

Based on chatter from liberals, there’s apparently a crowd that thinks there’s also a case to be made that it would have been “right”. On that we disagree.

There is an important distinction between “legal” and what is “right”

In my observation, society often encourages us to make the wrong choice. Don’t be a lemming. Think for yourself. If a thousand voices AND the law say wrong is right… it is STILL wrong.

Use your brain. Legal and Right are not synonyms.

They may often be the same… but sometimes they aren’t even close. Remember that.

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Making Rob n BethO’s Texas Chili

Before we get started I’d like to dispel a vicious rumor RE beans

On more than one occasion when I was discussing chili, someone had the undaunted temerity to point out that Texas chili cannot contain beans, therefore my chili was not REALLY “Texas chili”.

chile contest discontinuedNow bear in mind, about half the time I’m getting corrected on this topic the speaker turns out to be from Boston or some other part of Arctic North America. I on the other hand was raised here, my family was raised here, and their families were raised here, and about the only thing they had in common besides their Texas heritage was the fact that they put beans in their chili.

So basically I’ll be darned if I’m going let somebody who doesn’t even speak the language tell me what I can put in my chili. Just doesn’t work that way. If Texans hate anything, it’s rules.

I realize there is a lot of written material that originated in Texas which perpetuates this particular rumor, but it’s important to remember that nine times out of ten the guy that wrote it was from Austin.

For those unfamiliar with Austin…

Austin’s the home of the Texas legislature, the Texas Longhorns football team, and the University of Texas. It’s a great place to watch a football game, a lousy place to watch law being made, and it’s chock full of liars. That’s not entirely attributable to the fact that our legislature is there. You can’t discount the mendacity of guys that enter chili contests, most of which originate in Central Texas within about a 6-pack of Austin city limits.

Let’s face it, Austin is just about the only communist city in Texas, and it’s just a weird place. When they make me governor I plan to fence it in and make it a zoo. It’d make one helluva tourist attraction. But nobody in Texas is dumb enough to believe anything they hear coming out of Austin. I mean, that’s the reason we elected our legislators to go there in the first place… So we could get those sunsabeetches out of our cities.

So let’s dispense with the idea Texas chili doesn’t contain beans

The only true defining characteristic of Texas chili is that it contains meat (ground or otherwise) and could be used in a pinch to strip tar from your driveway.

Another myth about chili: it is only to be eaten in cold weather

I have no idea where that came from, because in order to experience cold weather in most of Texas you pretty much have to drive to Colorado. Texas has two seasons, football season and summer. Both of them are hot.

That’s because Texas was assembled out of parts that were left over when God made Hell. Mostly parts he didn’t use because there were just too darned hot. If we waited for cold weather we’d die of starvation. Just isn’t practical. Texas was once part of Mexico, and we retained their love of peppers. Chili is a year-round meal.

Anyway, there are two basic parts to a good chili recipe

The first is the chili seasoning, and the second is the actual set of chili ingredients. You mix the ingredients, and add seasoning in small doses while cooking.

There are a zillion possible recipes for chile seasoning with overlapping but not identical components, so you can be creative. Here’s my starter set.

Chile Seasoning:
• 1/4 cup red New Mexico chile powder
• 2 tablespoons ground cumin (smells like heaven)
• 2 tablespoons Mexican oregano
• 1 !@#!!! randomass bunch of ground chipotle
• 1 tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Word of caution:
When getting creative, you will make mistakes. Local tradition requires that when this happens, and it will, you pretend that whatever happened, was done entirely on purpose. May require considerable practice to get your gag reflex under control, but at that point it’s too late to change anything so it’s all about presentation.

Texas chile

Other stuff that might have been added…

But didn’t go into this round… Ground celery seed, ground oregano, onion powder, ground tellicherry peppercorns, any number of different types of ground chiles (Pasillo chiles, ancho chiles, cascabel, arbol, etc)…

Basically you can add just about anything else that is ground up and laying within reach up to but almost never including gunpowder.

[I’ll never try that again.]

Once you have your seasoning ready, time to gather your ingredients and go to work. Once again you may vary this, but here are basics you’ll want to put into your chili.

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

SKILLET 1
• 2 lbs burger (brown & drain)

SKILLET 2
• 1 Onion (diced) … salt & Saute’ (not caramelize) in Canola oil

BIG POT
• 1 can Rotelle (with juice)
• 2 cans red kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
• 1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
• 1 can tomato paste
• 1 can Hunts Zesty & Spicy Tomato Sauce
• 1 TSP Garlic Powder
• 1 TBSP Sorghum

Add meat, onions, chile powder mix to the big pot. [A few TSP of the powder, add some more slowly as you cook.] Grind tellicherry pepper (course grind) over the whole thing, folding the ingredients.

TIME: Cook all day… covered… LOW heat. Go stir it and add additional chile mix to it every so often until seasoning tastes right.

You don’t start making chili when you get hungry

You start it when you have hours between you and the next time you will be hungry. As such, this may not be an activity that can be mastered by the microwave generation, but for those with the patience, they shall be rewarded with a culinary experience unparalleled since Moses found manna from heaven.

Give it a shot. You’ll find Texas chili making is more of an art than a science.

Good luck, and God bless Texas.

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