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by Langenator
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet

Honestly, I never went further than the food joint/surplus store strip that parallels I-5.

And the cleaners, because I was stationed there back in the days of BDUs, which I went it to get starched.
by Langenator
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet

I can be a mixed bag - some do, some don't. Watertown, NY (Ft. Drum) doesn't like the Army. Fayetteville, NC does. The greater Seattle-Tacoma area (Naval stations Bremerton-Everett-Whidbey Island, JB Lewis-McChord) has truly mixed feelings - the leftist twits in Seattle proper and Olympia hate the ...
by Langenator
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Jax City Inspector Fines Business For Military Flags And Attacks Wounded Vet

Jacksonville is a military town. This is NOT the place to start this kind of war. And the mayor knows this. The city inspector and her supervisor, who was also at the store, have both been suspended pending an internal investigation. This store is only about 10 miles north of me. I was never statio...
by Langenator
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

If Rs did it under Obama, it was "elder statesmen" like Kissinger - long out of office, and probably on a book tour. Or on Fox News. W stayed on his ranch and painted. Heck, even Bill Clinton pretty much STHU after he left office, aside from occasional appearances with Bush Sr, and he had ...
by Langenator
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: R. Lee Ermey Passed
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

The best quote is his own, from Full Metal Jacket:

"Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever."
by Langenator
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The case against Greitens
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: The case against Greitens

Why did the felony case in Texas, against the presidential hopeful, get so far before being thrown out? Sadly, the Democrats I talk to are OK with this kind of thing, as long as Republicans are the victims. To them, of course, the investigation into Hillary's email server, and the classified materi...
by Langenator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The case against Greitens
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: The case against Greitens

The judge is probably a Clinton or Obama appointee.
by Langenator
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Windy Wilson wrote:I don't remember who said it, but if the media were truly neutral the electorate would be like that in Texas, much more centrist.


I know I've seen it on Instapundit, but I don't recall if it was Prof. Reynolds himself or if he was citing someone else.
by Langenator
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Global Warming Hits Me
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Global Warming Hits Me

I think I've removed, and put back on, the heavy comforter on my bed 3 or 4 times this year.

Go home, Nature, you're drunk.
by Langenator
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Global Warming Hits Me
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Global Warming Hits Me

Less than 2 years into his term, and Trump's already fixed global warming. He found the instruction manual for Karl Rove's weather machine. :mrgreen: So Rove took over the operation from the Rothschilds? We didn't get snow down here in Texas, but it did hit 41 degrees last night, with a nice chilly...
by Langenator
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

If they did that, they'd almost have to look into whether the MSM TV and newspapers do the same. I've read that the political tilt of the MSM can be worth up to a 10 pt shift in favor of the Dem side. Without the "Democrat operatives with bylines" as Instapundit calls them, the Dems would ...
by Langenator
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Anderson stripped AR lowers
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Anderson stripped AR lowers

Well, there are no mil-spec triggers on the market, because mil-spec triggers are full auto or 3-round burst.

I will report that the LaRue MBT trigger fits quite happily in the Aero.
by Langenator
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Anderson stripped AR lowers
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Anderson stripped AR lowers

So far, I've done builds with lowers from the following manufacturers: Stag Mega Delton Aero Anderson Of those, I've had issues with the Aero and the Anderson. The Anderson issue was noted above, and at this point I don't know if the issue was the lower or the LPK, or the interaction between the two...
by Langenator
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Anderson stripped AR lowers
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Anderson stripped AR lowers

I've only done one build with them, but I have two more awaiting parts to become rifles. I paid $30 each for mine from Primary Arms, pre-Parkland. Overall, I was happy with the lower. I had one issue - the fit between the roll pin that holds the bolt catch and the hole that it fits in was extremely ...
by Langenator
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Shooting at Youtube HQ
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Shooting at Youtube HQ

scipioafricanus wrote:Saw that it was a female too. Now that is odd... unless they yell something starts with "A" and ends with "bar."


Aloha, snackbar!

Now, is that hello or good bye?
by Langenator
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

"The Jungleers: A History of The 41st Infantry Division" By William F. McCartney. 1948. "From Poplar to Papua; Montana's 163rd Infantry Regiment in World War II" by Martin J. Kidston. 2004. "With the 41st Division in the Southwest Pacific; A Foot Soldier's Story" by Fr...
by Langenator
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?

Basically, the Usual Suspects of the Organized Left had most of it already prepped, ready to go, just waiting for the right mass shooting with the right victim set. Vegas didn't provide it, though I think they tried, and they managed to pull the bump stock ban out of it. (I don't think they knew wha...
by Langenator
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

So today I finished Zahn & Weber's latest prequel in the Honorverse, Call to Vengeance . For some reason I thought that the Manticore Ascendant books were going to be a trilogy, but it's apparent now that that is not the case. I guess why make hamburgers when you can keep milking the cash cow? B...
by Langenator
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: The 9th gets a Bit Less Nutty
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: The 9th gets a Bit Less Nutty

"Life has been found by the state of Kalifornia to be fatal."
by Langenator
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: School Me On Ringo

If you liked Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series, Ringo has done two in that universe, Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge and Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners.

The third in that line, Saints, is I believe due out sometime this year.
by Langenator
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment

I did see one commentator says that (I'm guessing he assumed the Dems take the House and maybe Senate in November) that the Dems would be lucky to get 40% of the votes in the House if they did bring it up for a vote, and that they'd be lucky to hold 40% of the seats after the next election.
by Langenator
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?

There's a march scheduled this afternoon/evening on the campus where I work (Texas A&M). I work night shift, and we haven't been told to come in early, so I probably won't see any of it. I'll see what, if anything, we get told at shift brief. If I wasn't working this weekend, I would have gone o...
by Langenator
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1793

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

skb12172 wrote:Now, they are paying the expected price.
https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/dicks- ... un-stance/


As Instapundit says, Get Woke, Go Broke.
by Langenator
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: So much for the King of Battle
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: So much for the King of Battle

An artillery battery will burn far less fuel than an American tank company simply by virtue of not having turbine engines. And Marine FA batteries are, AFAIK, all towed, so they don't even have tracked vehicles. Not sure exactly how the Marines organize their FA units. An Army 155 battery, whether M...
by Langenator
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Officer Noor charged
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Officer Noor charged

Might be a function of the way the legal system works in that state - i.e., they have to actually file any/all potential charges they want a jury to consider, instead of automatically allowing the jury to consider so-called 'lesser included' charges.
by Langenator
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

March is turning out to be quite a month for releases on my fiction list: First up, the aforementioned Sins of Her Father by Mike Kupari https://smile.amazon.com/Sins-Father-Privateer-Andromeda-Book-ebook/dp/B079NL2H78/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521433267&sr=8-1&keywords=sins+of+h...
by Langenator
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2538

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

And still more reason:

School And Mental Health Officials Knew For Eighteen Months That Cruz Was Dangerous

Actually, if you read the article, it says that they recommended he be placed in a residential treatment facility in 2013.
by Langenator
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Meme's I'm tired of. The hostile aliens come and the world has to form one government to cope. I prefer all the different countries and states stay separate and kick their asses around. "Son, can you go see if the O'Malley's will loan us their Earth to Orbit Plasma gun in exchange for a dozen ...
by Langenator
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Cruz's opponent has no shot
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Cruz's opponent has no shot

There's got to be some Bernie bro Red-level nutjobs out there. Remember the state legislator who made a national name for herself attempting to filibuster some abortion bill? Worked that into a run for state-level office, governor if I recall, and got spanked hard. White lady in pink shoes. Don't re...
by Langenator
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Fiction: Sins of Her Father by Mike Kupari

Non-Fiction: Reconsidering the American Way of War: U.S. Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan by Antulio J. Echvarria II
by Langenator
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Time to panic?

Just to add..... You all here are aware of how the Republican establishment shits on its own base. We gripe about it all the time, but we're used to it and anyway, where are we going to go. Years ago, when I had a blog (it's still there - Heartless Libertarian - but I haven't posted in years, and I...
by Langenator
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: There may be more guns in the USA than previously thought...
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: There may be more guns in the USA than previously thought...

Especially when NICS regularly set new records for number of checks in a month for most of the Obama administration.
by Langenator
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Time to panic?

A reminder, this is primary season. Give it a month THEN maybe starting to talk panic. I'm sitting in Texas where, Beto O'Rourke, the pot smoking, drunk driving Democrat (neither of which is surprising) outspent Cruz in the primaries. Cruz didn't even mention the asshole in his campaign ads. People...
by Langenator
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1793

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

I'd be really interested to see someone try the same line of argument regarding booze. Or marijuana, in a state where it's legal. My position has always been that there should be one age at which a person is a legal adult and full citizen, entitled to all of the priviledges and immunities thereof. V...
by Langenator
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1793

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

I want to see a gay couple do that at a halal bakery first. Just to watch leftists' heads explode.
by Langenator
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

OK, I finished City of Bones , and Bosch retires at the end. I know there's something like a dozen more Harry Bosch books, where I guess he's either a PI or just freelance following up on old cases he never solved. Are these books any good, or has Connelly just been playing out the string, cashing i...
by Langenator
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise

That was a tactical goat screw. If you asked the officers who fired, I doubt any of them could honestly say that saw the bad guy at the time they were shooting. And they darn well should have been asked by now, by whatever body has the job of reviewing shootings by officers. It looked and sounded to...
by Langenator
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise

Suppressive fire is a perfectly valid TTP. For the infantry. Much less so for police. I understand returning fire. But you need to have the (self) control to only shoot if you can positively ID the target. (I'm OK with shooting through concealment, IF the concealment is small enough that you can be ...
by Langenator
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

I had a history prof, at Texas A&M no less, who delighted in tweaking the 'Republic of Texas' folks by pointing out that pretty much the first thing Texas did after gaining independence was try to join the United States. The only thing that stopped it was U.S. domestic politics. Now, back OT: Fi...
by Langenator
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Africa Wins Again...
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Africa Wins Again...

I understand that farmers are deeply attached to their land, which in many cases their families have worked for many generations. But if I was a white farmer in SA, I would have sold my land as soon as Mandela died (Mandela was pretty much the only thing holding this back for a couple decades) and e...
by Langenator
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2538

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

Anyone know if sheriffs can be recalled in FL?
by Langenator
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Turkey wants to invade Greece
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Turkey wants to invade Greece

Jered wrote:
Langenator wrote:Make Constantinople great again.


Make Istanbul Constantinople again!


I wasn't going to do it...but now I'm going to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQrKZcYtqg
by Langenator
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Turkey wants to invade Greece
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Turkey wants to invade Greece

Make Constantinople great again.
by Langenator
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria

HTRN wrote:Really? An ARCLIGHT mission?! :shock:

Mattis apparently wanted to send a message - "Fuck you, and fuck everybody in the same gridsquare on the same map sheet" :lol:


FIFY
by Langenator
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

OK, now I'm a little bit frustrated. I've finished the first 7 books of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, but neither the county libraries nor the university library has #8 ( A Darkness More Then Night , FWIW). An $9.99 is more than i generally prefer to pay for a kindle book. Guess I'll have t...
by Langenator
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Anti-Semitism and Cape Town is running out of water
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Anti-Semitism and Cape Town is running out of water

South Africa is moving along the same path. More slowly than Rhodesia/Zimbabwe did, because the government isn't actively sponsoring running out the white farmers. Just ignoring the violence against them.
by Langenator
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood. Book II of the Oxford history of the United States. Covers the period from the Constitution to the end of the War of 1812. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution , so it's not a bunch of SJW whining. I read The Radicalism of the American...
by Langenator
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform

Honestly, it's been so long since I've eaten there that I have no idea. I certainly have no clue as to whether the local one is posted 30.06 or 30.07, since I don't even have any reason to go to the whole shopping center it's in.
by Langenator
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism

So basically, she's virtue signalling again, and finding some schmucks to pay her while she does it.
by Langenator
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism

It just occurred to me that their lawyer(s) must be new, or they think somehow that they can catch some sort of social justice wave and get a good ruling or a settlement. Except Wal-Mart doesn't settle, at least from what I've heard. Wal-Mart plays hardball, and with their money, they can hire the b...
by Langenator
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism

I bought some new electronic thermostats at Lowes over the weekend with my wife (WHO IS BLACK!), they were all locked up. I can only assume they locked them up quickly when they saw we were heading in that direction. Clearly I need to contact a lawyer ASAP. They lock up the circuit breakers (the ki...
by Langenator
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism

Gee. It wouldn't happen that people more commonly steal those products, would it? Quite a few of those "african hair products" are rather pricey. Pricey items get locked up more than cheaper items. Go to Dillards and take a look. The small expensive items are often in a locked display cas...
by Langenator
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: People are Suing Wal-Mart Because Racism

As I'm pretty sure some college prof somewhere has pointed out, facts are racist.
by Langenator
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

Hunh. That is surprising. I only asked about Washington square, as its become ground zero for weirdness in Manhattan. Become? It was a freak show 30 years ago. Every surreal experience I've had in Manhattan has been within 8 blocks of the square. Have you ever had a surreal experience in Manhattan,...
by Langenator
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

So the Physics & Astronomy dept is having a guest lecturer giving a talk about exploring the outer solar system.

The title of the lecture is "Planet Nine from Outer Space.
by Langenator
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1213
Views: 123358

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood. Book II of the Oxford history of the United States. Covers the period from the Constitution to the end of the War of 1812. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution , so it's not a bunch of SJW whining. As soon as I can get to the library, ...
by Langenator
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

So, a 3 and 4 star take early retirement, two 1-stars get relieved (and I assume forced into immediate retirement). But only the two O-5s face criminal charges. "Rowden and Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift announced their retirements in the immediate wake of the accidents. Both the comm...
by Langenator
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

More deep thinking: https://www.hoover.org/research/stretched-navy-and-fiscal-disconnect Semi-connected musings: I wonder how much, if any of the issues with the quality of O-5s and up might have to do with too few officers being commissioned during the Clinton administration? I was commissioned in ...
by Langenator
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

I can predict that a big part of their defenses will be that Big Navy (a) failed to provide adequate manning for their crews, leading to excess crew fatigue and (b) inadequate time to train the undermanned crew. Could be, but it would be sticking their heads in a noose. The CO, XO and Senior Watch ...
by Langenator
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

I can predict that a big part of their defenses will be that Big Navy (a) failed to provide adequate manning for their crews, leading to excess crew fatigue and (b) inadequate time to train the undermanned crew.
by Langenator
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Don't be Evil
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Don't be Evil

No, just like any religious zealots, they are firmly convinced, in their own minds, that they are on the side of the angels. Or, since they have disavowed God, that they are on "the right side of history." Therefore, anything they do is True and Good, and those who oppose, or even question...
by Langenator
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: The Gun Safe thread

I've got a Graffunder B16 that I bought in 2006. (The current model # for this safe is B6040.) Anything by Graffunder is probably going to be overkill. Graffunder makes actual safes, not Residential Security Containers. Main body outer steel is 1/4" thick; outside of the door is 1/2". Thin...
by Langenator
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Original Comey Memo Released
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Original Comey Memo Released

That 'somebody' would be Special Agent Peter Strozk, adulterer and font of Trump-hatred, who was kicked off Mueller's investigation team some months ago after his texts to his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, became public. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fbis-trump-insurance-1513210929?shareToken=s...
by Langenator
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call

Apparently the turd is being charged with making a false alarm, a felony, in KS.

http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/LA-man ... 99843.html
by Langenator
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

HTRN wrote:It is warmer at mcmurdo than my current location.


In fairness, it is summer down there.
by Langenator
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

To play a bit of devil's advocate... for the pope.... is there anything to his message here other than war is bad? The timing is poor and the message is obvious but it does not seem to be inherently bad. If that was his message, there are a host of other images, for wars that were much more morally...
by Langenator
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call

This runs into plenty of jurisditional issues (where does the turd who called in the threat get charged?), but I think that the legally (as opposed to morally) most appropriate charge would be on the order of negligent homicide, i.e., he purposely created a situation which he knew, or should reasona...
by Langenator
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

Trent Telenko, over at the Chicago Boyz blog, has done some great research on the topic. Probably the two most relevant posts are these two: Happy VJ-Day, Plus 72 Years History Weekend: Revisiting “Atomic Diplomacy,” the “Million Casualty Lie,” and Casualty Planning for the Invasion of Japan BLUF: -...
by Langenator
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly

I suspect the add-on charges in Houston were due to the suspect in question being a dickhead....... :roll: Drunk dickhead, best I can tell. And apparently violent, too - by my reading of the TPC, you can't get to "Assault on a Peace Officer" (which is a 2nd degree felony) without actually...
by Langenator
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly

Texas is more restrictive than some states, and I think most of those restrictions, as in most Southern states, can trace their origins to Jim Crow. And since they're already there, it requires positive legislative action to get rid of them, and there are some legislative consituencies who don't wan...
by Langenator
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: More Scared Cops Behaving Badly

The story from the Houston Chronicle hyperventilates quite a bit less: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Arsenal-found-in-resident-s-room-in-Hyatt-Regency-12464555.php?ipid=happening Background: I'm a cop, in Texas, so I'm familiar with the laws. That said, I wasn't there, and ...
by Langenator
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

His Holiness would do well to read a book by one of his one Jesuits: https://smile.amazon.com/Controversial-Decision-Cambridge-Essential-Histories-ebook/dp/B0054NUSGE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514806538&sr=8-1&keywords=wilson+miscamble Also available from Prager U for those of short attent...
by Langenator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call

The guys I know have shifted from high-speed dynamic entries just because of stuff like this. They prefer now to hunker down in and behind the Bearcat after a perimeters been set and pump gas. It amazed me, when I was in Afghanistan years ago (2009-2010) that the procedure there, even for a lot of ...
by Langenator
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

(Side note: Mosins, at least the M91 and 91/30, don't fit well in most safes. I've got 4, all of WWI vintage, stashed in closets around my house for just that reason. I put the rifle somewhere and put the bolt in the safe. I need to get some toe tags so I can keep straight which bolt goes to which ...
by Langenator
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

I've officially outgrown my safe. You know it's tight when you're alternating rifles upright and upside down and separating AR's so they fit into smaller spaces. Guess I know what a chunk of this years refund is going to. If you started a thread on your research, others of us could ride your coat t...
by Langenator
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

I sent this link to my brother and it cost him a bunch of money: http://www.graniteridgeoutfitters.com/Aero-Precision-M4E1-Enhanced-Upper-Handguard-Combo-M-LOK-GEN-2-APPG110001-MLOK.htm They have similar deals right now on M5 upper sets (Aero .308) but it will probably help if you like Flat Dork Ea...
by Langenator
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Clothes (notably 2 pairs of 5.11 pants), books, gift cards from Amazon and Home Depot.

And a bottle of whiskey - Rio Brazos 'College Station' Texas Corn Whiskey.
by Langenator
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Red Dawn in Lapland
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Red Dawn in Lapland

Article in Outside magazine, of all places.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2267491/red-dawn-lapland
by Langenator
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

Commentary on the original subject, by Prof. Eugene Volokh of The Volokh Conspiracy : http://reason.com/volokh/2017/12/20/right-to-install-bulletproof-glass By the way, these right-to-defend-life/liberty/property provisions are rarely noticed by academics, but have been successfully used in cases th...
by Langenator
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

(snip) North of the state seems fairly convinced that Jesus turned water into grape soda. :lol: I've actually seen the argument that Jesus turned water into grape juice at Cana. As an Anglican Catholic I found the argument....less than compelling. Because a fundamentalist is someone who will tell y...
by Langenator
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Academy Sports Lawsuit
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Academy Sports Lawsuit

So, the families of some of the victims are suing the store . At the time Kelley purchased the Ruger, he reported a Colorado Springs, Colorado address on his Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473, a federal form. This fact alone should have disqualified Kelley from ever purchasing the assault rifl...
by Langenator
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

I will agree that, at least in my experience (20 years in the Army, bought alcohol to take home in at least 10 states, PA has the messed up booze laws. Probably the next most annoying is OK, with their silly 3.5% beer law. A friend of mine observed that pretty much every state thats a commonwealth,...
by Langenator
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Justice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1136

Re: Justice?

Huh. This sure seems like it'd be relevant. Maybe not to any criminal case, but certainly to any wrongful death suit. http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/15/minneapolis-to-reduce-police-psych-testing-after-screening-out-too-many-minorities/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium...
by Langenator
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

I've actually made a DWI arrest on a kid who was high. Dang near fell on his face before I could even start the Walk and Turn test. Blew flat 0.000 on BAC. Still waiting on his blood results. The DRE (drug recognition expert) said he was on THC and "dissociative anesthetics" (ketamine, for...
by Langenator
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

I believe there was a move, a few years ago, to fix PA's retarded beer law, but it was killed thanks to extensive lobbying by the beer wholesalers lobby. Theres an attempt pretty much every year to repeal it, buttttt... 1) The beer distributors dont want the increased competition, and they have lob...
by Langenator
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

I believe there was a move, a few years ago, to fix PA's retarded beer law, but it was killed thanks to extensive lobbying by the beer wholesalers lobby. Now, I grew up and came of drinking age in California, where (at the time, no idea what the law is now) you could buy everything from wine coolers...
by Langenator
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

They'd be far better off, at least as far as ameliorating the actual problem(s) that people are supposedly complaining about - bums and other low lifes hanging around the stores, and the knock-on effects that stem from that - if they'd do something about PA's idiotic liquor laws, which are why these...
by Langenator
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Justice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1136

Re: Justice?

That one...I got no clue. A story in today's Star-Tribune says they're apparently still waiting on a decision on that one. The cynical part of me thinks they're probably trying to figure out a way to charge the guy while stepping on the minimum number of toes. (The BLM types will wail that "Oh,...
by Langenator
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

Netpackrat wrote:Received this link via email... Apparently CBS got something right for once:

http://thebiglead.com/2017/12/09/video- ... beautiful/


There's also this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKWdoJClhA
by Langenator
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Justice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1136

Re: Justice?

The judge was right to exclude the dust cover. It’s prejudicial and irrelevant. The CA case was bad lawyering on the part of the prosecution/maybe over-charging. The suspicious part of me wants to think that the prosecution simply didn't try as hard as they might have (if, say, a tourist from Texas...
by Langenator
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4547
Views: 342477

Re: Does not follow...

Is it weird that I keep a VCR around for the sole purpose of playing my original trilogy Star Wars VHS tapes that haven't been sullied by George Lucas' CGI additions?
by Langenator
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 1114

Re: I hate the BMI

It takes me 2-3 hours to get to any of the races in TX (mostly in Houston, Austin, DFW areas), but in TX 2-3 hours isn't much.

What amazes me is the folks who fly around the country for these things.

But hey, we spend $800-1000 on a gun, they spend it on flying to races.
by Langenator
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 1114

Re: I hate the BMI

I run obstacle course races for fun, and can do 5 miles at a 9 minute/mile pace. Pretty sure I'm not 'overweight.' Cool! Another drinker with a running problem! Which ones do you do? So far, I've done the Spartan Sprint in DC and the VA Super Spartan, plus a bunch of Rugged Maniac runs. My newest i...
by Langenator
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 1114

Re: I hate the BMI

Well, I'm 6'2.5", and I weigh about 205, which apparently gives me a BMI of 26.0, which also apparently means I'm overweight. Now, according to the Army's height/weight charts, I have either 9 or 15 pounds before I'm above max weight for my height, depending on whether you round up to 75" ...
by Langenator
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

I was just figuring that his administration avoided putting anything more substantive than the annual turkey pardon on paper because they knew it was unconstitutional, illegal, unethical, or some combination of the three.
by Langenator
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California Spree Shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: California Spree Shooting

Netpackrat wrote:
Termite wrote:WTF is a "ghost gun"..........? :?


It takes a thirty magazine clip.


Like this, only bigger?

https://www.themakogroup.com/pentagon-m ... imags.html
by Langenator
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California Spree Shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: California Spree Shooting

1) Can stripped AR lowers be legally purchased in the PRK? Yes they can. They just have to comply with the California bullshit. And which would provide a means to out-flank the PRK "assault weapon" ban - buy the stripped lower in the PRK, complying with all the rules, then buy the normal ...
by Langenator
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California Spree Shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: California Spree Shooting

And as a condition of his bail, he was supposedly prohibited from possessing firearms. But apparently the two pistols involved "belonged" to and were registered to his wife. At least one of the pistols was apparently purchased in NC in 2009. Having lived in NC at that time, I know that the...

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