August 31, 2015

And The Beat Goes On

Baltimore - one of the bloodiest months ever: 45 murders in 31 days.
[...]The last time 45 people were killed in one month was in August 1972, when the city had about 275,000 more residents.

The deaths occurred across the city, overwhelmingly in historically impoverished neighborhoods. All but one of the victims were male, all but two of them black. Many had serious criminal records. The victims also included a 5-month-old boy and a 53-year-old grandmother, a teen stabbed to death in a dispute over a cell phone and a carryout deliveryman killed in a robbery.
And the attacks on police officers continues. Another officer was murdered, this time in Texas as he gassed up his patrol car. Some racist fiend came up behind Deputy Goforth and shot him 15 times in the head and back.
The alleged gunman who murdered a Texas deputy unleashed 15 shots at close range, emptying the entire magazine of his .40 caliber pistol and another bullet loaded in the chamber as he stood over the dead cop, according to Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.

Shannon J. Miles, 30, was arraigned for capital murder on Monday morning in the Friday shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth, 47.

And Obama and his race pimp cohorts started this ball rolling. In response, all he can do is rename a mountain.

Foxy Lady

August 30, 2015

Did You HappenTo See ...

The Signs, They Are A'Changing

Hillary For Prison 2016

 He could see clearly what others refused to see.
He had a message to tell and the roadside property to tell it.
One by one they stole his signs.
But they couldn't break his will.
They could not stop the message.
It became a ...
 Billboard Armageddon.

From the NY Post:
This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence.

Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure.

The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch.

Signs he put up in 2008 supporting John McCain’s presidential bid were also taken, said Sabin, a Jeb Bush supporter who runs a precious-metals refining business.
“Living in a town with a lot of left-wing wackos, that’s what happens,” Sabin said.
"All speech is equal but some speech is more equal than others. 
So what difference does it make?"
 ~ Hillary

August 28, 2015

Bye-Bye Humvee, Hello JLTV

From the UK Guardian:
It became the symbol of half a dozen US military interventions – a vehicle instantly recognisable across the globe, and as popular with the US military (if not with the actual soldiers) as with Islamic State, who stole 2,300 of them in Iraq during the fall of Mosul in 2014.

Now the US Department of Defense has announced the beginning of the end for the ubiquitous Humvee, awarding a $6.7bn contract to replace it to the Wisconsin firm Oshkosh.

As the Sherman tank was indelibly associated with the second world war, the Humvee bracketed a period of US interventionism that began with the invasion to topple Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega in 1989 and will end in the chaos of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Oshkosh beat a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain’s BAE Systems, as well as AM General, the privately owned company that built the original Humvees, for a deal that could be worth $30bn over time.

The US plans to buy a total of 55,000 of the Oshkosh’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, or JLTVs, to start replacing the current combined fleet of about 140,000 Humvees. The makers claim the new vehicles will be more nimble and better protected than their 30-year-old predecessors.
Here is the latest example of American military badassery.

Hit Me

Never Send A Sportscar To Do A Bulldozer's Work

August 27, 2015

Come Sail Away

Forget The Drones - Secure Our Borders

Yo Donald - Stick These Along Your Border Fence With Mexico!

We need a few thousand of these cannons on our southern border perched atop a 25 foot high concrete fence.

Remotely operated and targeted - or - activated by infrared/motion to blast anything moving with a temperature of 98.6 F.
Drone-Killing Laser Cannon

Hang on to your drone. Boeing’s developed a laser cannon specifically designed to turn unmanned aircraft into flaming wreckage.

The aerospace company’s new weapon system, which it publicly tested this week in a New Mexico industrial park, isn’t quite as cool as what you see in Star Wars—there’s no flying beams of light, no “pew! pew!” sound effects. But it is nonetheless a working laser cannon, and it will take your drone down.

[...]Instead of a massive laser mounted on a dedicated truck, the compact system is small enough to fit in four suitcase-sized boxes and can be set up by a pair of soldiers or technicians in just a few minutes. At the moment, it’s aimed primarily at driving drones away from sensitive areas.
"At the moment" sez he. I can dream up another moment for a different kind of drone.
The new system is more scalpel than sledgehammer. It's laser, and, especially, the off-the-shelf gimbal (a fancy motor that can aim the laser and camera in any direction) it’s mounted on, make it precise enough to target different parts of a UAV.
How about using this scalpel to target the ass end of a taco-fueled, anchor-baby seeking, stealth  beaner drone?
Want to zap the tail so it crashes and then you can go retrieve the mostly intact drone and see who is trying to spy on you? Can do.
Mostly intact Mexicans crashing back across the Rio Grande into their home country with their tails zapped ...
Border security and a light show. Whatta deal.

Donald ... this is it. Your moment.

Story here.

August 24, 2015

Back From The Brink

North and South Korea have stepped back from the precipice.

 [Cue Barry MacGuire singing, "On The Eve Of Destruction"]

Civilization is now free to crumple all on its own with no assistance from the elimination of cheap, but reliable, electronics and dead uncles. From the NY Post:
South Korea says it has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops.

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin made the announcement in a televised briefing early Tuesday, after more than 30 hours of talks with North Korea ended.

The talks were the second round of negotiations the rival Koreas began Saturday after events at their heavily guarded border pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.
Instead of loudspeaker propaganda, South Korea has commenced television broadcasts of old episodes of  "Doogie Jong: Teenage Dictator."

And the beat goes on.