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Friday, June 17th, 2011
9:20 am - Lindy: "No Knock Raid" - a song about the drug war's deadliest tactic.

cross posted

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Thursday, June 9th, 2011
11:27 am
What do the police call someone who changes their stories multiple times and lies about what happened?

A> A criminal
B> A Law Enforcement Officer

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011
9:49 am - Swat teams kills Marine, no film at 11
What's the term I've been accused of again?

Oh yeah, of being a Cop Hater, or a Cop Basher.

When the police murder a Marine in his own home, it's real hard for me not to hate.

A Marine whom the local Jack Booted Thugs (I'm sorry, Law Enforcement Officers) say fired first even though his safety was on was hit 60 times.

SIXTY. By what is supposed to be a god damn Police Department. Not a damned fire team, not but the opposing forces in Iraq. By POLICE OFFICERS. In his own damn home. For having the audacity to be armed when investigating folks breaking into it.

Oh, and they couldn't be bothered to treat his gun shot wounds, nor allow anyone else to treat them.
The Sheriff's Department operator said people at the scene wanted the medical help to stay back because they might be dealing with a "barricaded subject."
This is from the Cops that are already inside the damned home!

I don't hate Cops in general. But I sure as hell hate the Cops who murder my fellow citizens in their own homes.

Officer Safety has become all consuming. That's very cute. No, really, it is. It would be a serious thing for me, instead of a cute BS excuse, if cops didn't KILL US in the name of Officer Safety.

Are we at the point in our police state where we have to assume that the intruders at our door might have the protection of the government on their side?

What is a free citizen to do?

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Friday, May 6th, 2011
8:38 am
Hounded to Death (from The Daily)
This article about the SEAL's war dogs mentions 79 SEALs going in. That's way above the capacity of 2 or even 4 Pave Hawks, but right in line with 2 of the retired Pave Lows.

A Secret Helo Used In Bin Laden Raid (from Defensetech.org)
This article speculates about the tail section left over from the raid.

The odd looking tail section we left at the compound points to a new stealthy chopper.
Pakistan Gets Rough With the Secret Helicopter
I'm guessing that it's about as large as the Pave Lows, look at the tractor pic.

Good to speculate that we didn't loose that capability.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011
3:22 pm
Taking National Defense Seriously

I believe that hard core libertarians are to freedom what guilty liberals are to wealth.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2010
1:44 pm
I've been preaching the dangers of the outgoing Democrats doing as they please until they leave office in January for over a year now.

They can do whatever they want without facing legal recourse. That's scary as hell.

Who knows what they will really do, all I know is we sure as hell can't take them at their word, even when they are speaking about screwing us.

Two responses to this over at Tam's place triggered further thought on the matter.

Boat Guy said...

"They can do whatever they want without facing legal recourse."

Beg to differ. Unless you want to quibble over what constitutes "legal recourse".
It's just possible that rope and lamposts might qualify as "legal recourse" under some circumstances

to which was replied:

Joanna said...

"It's just possible that rope and lamposts might qualify as "legal recourse" under some circumstances"

Allow me to say, just this once, that when you talk like that you're speculating about killing some mother's son.

It bothers me how casually such allusions get tossed around.

And don't give me grief about not caring enough or something like that; if things really were as bad as all that already, people wouldn't be talking about it. They'd be doing it. They're not yet; that tells me all I need to know about the situation so far. I pray it never gets to that point.

(Whaddya know, I made it to the afternoon.)

to which I just had to reply.

If they didn't plan to enslave and make helpless the sons of others mothers, the topic would never be breached.

When despots do as despots will, the answer is sometimes ropes or fire. It's not as if they didn't have the same opportunity to study history. No one forced them to pay attention to the wrong part of the lessons.

That nothing has happened is perhaps more a product of social programing than the lack of action by the despots.

No, I'm not volunteering to do anything, but if we do not discuss such things openly, they will be planned in private.

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Friday, July 9th, 2010
3:14 pm - What Fifth Amendment?
So the feds are looking into prosecuting Johannes Mehserle, the cop who, in my opinion, executed Oscar Grant at a train station in Oakland.

You know, the same cop (Johannes Mehserle, don't forget his name, he killed someone for no good damn reason) that was already found guilty of killing Oscar Grant?

I know the Mehserle didn't get life, and I don't agree that he won't qualify for at least life in prison, but that little bitty Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is pretty damn clear about not being tried for the same damn crime twice.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Unless the Bill of Rights protects dirt bags like Johannes Mehserle, it sure as hell isn't going to protect anyone else that's unpopular.

Now I understand our elected officials, including Congress critter Barbara Jean Lee, along with our very own Constitutional Scholar President Barack Hussein Obama II, take an old fashion oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

Am I to believe that these wonderfully educated elected officials can't be bothered to read the Constitution of the United States of America? Nor it's Amendments?

Or should I believe that nice folks like them don't fully intend to uphold their oaths?

If only there was some label for people that betray their oaths of office, that violate the US Constitution.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2010
11:12 am
Reading an article about social predators poisoning dogs with antifreeze over at detroitblog

Got me thinking of not nice things like forcing the fuckers to eat their own antifreeze hotdogs. Would be a hell of a thing.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010
8:25 am
Happy White People Tax Day!

Good old racist liberal Democrats. Is there anyone they can't hate?

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Monday, June 28th, 2010
9:33 am
Ding Dong a racist fuck is dead!

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Friday, June 18th, 2010
4:49 pm
Chris Matthews might be the best loony left entertainment ever.

I don't watch a lot of TV news, but this guy is hilariously delusional.

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010
4:29 pm
Man strands elderly residents in homes

A man buys a bit of delinquent property from the government for $2000. The property completely encircles a developed multi-dwelling lot. He then sends each of the folks living on the surrounded developed lot notices demanding payment for their continued crossing of his property. The payment he demands is $80,000 per dwelling.

This sounds pretty dastardly.

The popular opinion seems to be that he will be laughed out of court on a common law right-of-way stance.

I wouldn't fault that outcome personally, even though it would be the government forcing a private citizen under threat of law to allow trespassers on his property, or a forfeiture of his property.

Yet the owners of the developed property could have taken steps to prevent this, and are negligent it not doing them.

This reminds me of an argument put out by a few big L Libertarian against the government forcing business owners to allow armed citizens unto their property.

Is the right to protect one's life a lesser right, a lesser Property Right, than the right to access one's surrounded property?

It is not a perfect analogy, no analogy is, but the principle seems very similar to me.

If a property owner can strip you of your right to self defense on their property, surely
they can stripe you of your right to traverse their property.

Is not the right to self defense a more important property right than the right to control those who treed upon your floor?

(cross posted, hat-tip to Say Uncle for the story link)

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
4:39 pm - quote of the day
"Do we really want to live in a country where when someone busts into your house at night you're supposed to assume they might be cops?"

GeoffyG commenting on cops summarily shooting the family dog when they execute a no-knock raid on a home.

hat tip to Les Jones who I just started reading.

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Monday, May 17th, 2010
2:12 pm - What if?
Let's play a game of "what if?"

What if the SWAT team in Detroit hadn't kicked in the front door of the downstairs apartment, but had instead knocked on the door after surrounding the building?

They have ballistic shields for the door knocker to take cover behind, so the risk of the bad guy shooting through the door can be addressed.

This could trigger a fire fight, and the folks inside could die as a result. Yet that would be the bad guy initiating force, actively putting the occupants at risk, and the occupants sure as hell have a say in the matter. If the SWAT team is both lucky and good, they might be able to take out the bad guy as soon as he initiates force.

A stand off could ensue. This could tie up this SWAT team and their backup for a period of time, but would probably end without a dead child.

Of coarse, the bad guy could just give himself up.

What they did up in Detroit was have their version of a SWAT team (Special Response Team, SRT) knock announce, then kick in the front door late after midnight early Sunday morning. One of the officers had his damn finger on the trigger of his firearm, and after interacting with the grand mother somehow (Later Sunday, police spokesman John Roach said the officer and grandmother may have simply collided.) shot and killed the 7 year old girl.

Oh, and the badguy was not living in the same apartment as the dead 7 year old girl. "Police say they got their man but have not said if he was arrested in the raid on the downstairs or upstairs apartment"

It's not as if they didn't know about the two different apartments either.
"He said the search warrant allowed police to search both the downstairs and upstairs units."

Are we going to stop killing innocent people anytime soon?

Here's a fun article to close on: Girl Suffers Gunshot Wound to the Head
The police chief says in the last six months, a three-year-old was shot and killed in Detroit, and there have been other accidental shootings involving children. He says there are too many guns in the city and too many irresponsible gun owners.

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9:18 am - More Militarized Than the Military
Police in the United States of America are more Militarized than the Military
Generally, our troops, including the special ops guys, use what we call "cordon and knock": they set up a perimeter around the target location to keep people from moving in or out,and then announce their presence and give the target an opportunity to surrender. In the majority of cases, even if the perimeter is established at night, the call out or knock on the gate doesn't happen until after the sun comes up.

Oh, and all of the bad guys we're going after are closely tied to killing and maiming people.

What might be amazing to American cops is that the vast majority of our targets surrender when called out.

Got that? Our military, when looking for enemy combatants, doesn't even do no-knock raids or knock and announce raids!

It's getting harder and harder to understand the justification for most SWAT raids.

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Friday, May 14th, 2010
2:52 pm - A violent drug raid posted to YouTube catches fire online. But the only thing unusual about the raid
I was unfriended by a police officer over a post I did a while back on cops killing innocent folks because they where dressed like thugs.

It bothered me for a while.

But I can't say it does anymore.

Supporting the system that allows things like this to happen every single day in our nation is not supporting the cause of freedom.

I guess that's why I can never be a police officer.

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
1:24 pm
Everyone is getting pregnant. I know three women that are pregnant now, not that I talk to any of the three on a regular basis. But damn.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
10:28 am
This weekend I sold off a Winchester 1300 Defender and a Chinese SKS.

In return, I picked up a Crimson Trace laser grip for an A2 AR15. Then a Colt 6520 wearing a Trijicon ACOG TA11F followed me home.

On the right hand of the receiver the little carbine wears "Restricted Military/Government/Law Enforcement/Export Only". This means it was a ban era rifle most likely, and to find it wearing an ACOG mounted to it's carry handle, and for a good enough deal to attract my attention, really leads me to believe it was a police carbine that was traded towards something else.

Speaking on that little Colt Carbine, I like it a lot. It's a pencil barrel with 1/7 twist, chrome lined, wearing an A2 upper. This is one light, pretty simple carbine yet it can still chug out the heavier 5.56 projectiles without issue.

The ACOG is a 3.5x model with red chevron and bullet drop compensation for 5.56 NATO out to 800 yards. I pulled it off the carbines carry handle and have it mounted on the mount my Elcan Reddot came on. I will give the Elcan back it's mount when I get around to buying a LaRue mount for the ACOG.

I put the Lasermax A2 laser on the carbine, and man that is a handy little rifle. Colt says it weight 5.8 pounds, and the laser can't add much to that.

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
9:14 am - The Over-30 Survey!
questions from 9thmoonCollapse )

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8:57 am
Something I find interesting, most spell checkers don't like the word Statist.
Firefox doesn't think it's a real word.
IESpell doesn't either.
Live Journal doesn't think it's a real word either.
MS Word 2k3 thinks it's made up as well.

Honest to goodness dictionary's believe it's a real word though.

What's up with spell checkers not liking "statist"?

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Friday, March 19th, 2010
9:12 am
Can you imagine how the Obama administration is going to spin the coming inflation?

"Greedy (evil?) corporations raise prices on working families! Let me be clear when I say that this is unacceptable! Make no mistake, this situation clearly needs to be addressed by Congress and this administration. It won't happen overnight, but we will stop these price hikes from hurting working class Americans!"

I may not have used enough bullshit, I'm out of practice.

I fear for price fixes. I like being able to buy things damnit.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
1:13 pm
Wow, google sure seems to want me not to use it for searching. I keep getting the
We're sorry...

... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
To continue searching, please type the characters you see below:
challenge everytime i try and search. It doesn't matter if I do it from Firefox's built in search bar or from google's homepage, even if I use google's auto complete search suggestions.

Talk about driving away customers. Keep it up google.

And this is from my work pc. I don't search for anything too interested at work damnit.

Microsoft should really thank google for my use of Bing. Who knew Microsoft would make a decent search engine?

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Monday, March 15th, 2010
7:36 am
At least Sean Penn is being honest when he calls Hugo Chávez a model democrat.

In true leftie fashion, he keeps going on the same train of thought sayingfolks who call Chávez a dictator should be jailed.

Isn't that a warm fuzzy feeling? Socialist Thugs being protected in the media from the media by other Socialist fucks?

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010
2:27 pm
I'm gonna go to an Appleseed shoot in College Station next month.

Should be interesting if nothing else. My big hang up is not wanting to shoot with a loop sling and an AR15. Something about immobilizing my left hand seems really dumb to me when I'm running a rifle that is designed to be run with the left hand while the right hand retains it's master grip.

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010
9:03 pm
I keep meaning to post, then not doing it. Go figure:)

So I bought a car, traded off the Explorer Sport Trac and got a Volkswagen TDI Jetta Sportwagen.

I like this car a whole lot!

I also picked up a S&W M&P .22lr. Sweet little rifle. I like it so much I have an EOTech on the damn thing. Now I just need more mags.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010
8:55 am
When did every pet adoption turn into a rescue?

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Monday, February 8th, 2010
9:05 pm
So a Metro Bus got hit by the Danger Train today.

That's some funny shit.

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