SSCC #273–Louisburg

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted former Sheriff Pat Green on two counts of embezzlement, authorities said Tuesday.

Maybe it was just a misunderstanding?

Green is accused of taking $221,543 from the sheriff’s office between Nov. 20, 2007, and Jan. 30, 2011, according to the indictments. Of that money, $203,300 was earmarked for undercover drug buys. He is accused of taking the rest from the sheriff’s evidence room.

Yet another example of the war on nouns.  Tell me why do you need to earmark a quarter million for drug buys.  Why not just recover the cash after arresting the dealer?  Is this some sort of Fast and Furious type system where you attempt to track the money and don’t?  Is it because it’s not your money you don’t care about recovering it?  Seriously WTF!?

State Sponsored Criminal Count 274: Pat Green

Because how member of the state really see the war on nouns is nothing but a blank check with their name on it.

Pardon the Squeal

I have added a new toy to my toy pile now.  I have a bunch of hobbies and this happens to be for one of the others that doesn’t involved high speeds, concussive forces, and projectile motion.

So, what’s the new toy I hear you ask.  Well here’s a picture!


That is an Icom IC706 Mark II G and I have the mobile kit to go with it.  It out performs the Yaesu 857D and cost me 300 bucks less.  This radio though new isn’t cheap.  I’m sure the previous owner who went SK will be glad it found a good home.

Overall I’m a big Yaesu fan but I’ll take what I can get and it works.

Now to start stringing up antennas.

I think the little girl says it best…

Thanks to Emily Miller she writes this wonderful piece of gold regarding those who would disarm us.

Mr. Quander thinks victimhood is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” Mr. Quander told residents. “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”

How nice to force victimhood on others.  You should just be murdered because all the guy wants to do is kill you?  You should just lie back and take being raped because it’s better than the alternative.  What the hell is wrong in your mind!?

In the words of the little girl during the clip in Demolition Man*.

No one has any right to force victimhood on anyone.  Anyone who does is nothing more than a lazy tyrant that is unwilling to do the dirty work to instill fear in their subjects themselves.

*Yes he’s a lady because he obviously has no balls and doesn’t think anyone else should either.

via Ry

Red Teaming It Up

You know, this crap is just so easy sometimes.  Especially when they give ideas like this.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a jewel thief at large in each of five cities in the U.S. and Europe, with only a photo of the criminal to guide you. The State Department is testing the power of crowdsourcing and social media with its “Tag Challenge” on March 31, and the successful team of trackers will score a $5,000 bounty. Contestants will have 12 hours to find the volunteer crooks and upload a photo of the thief to the Challenge website. Finding five men among millions won’t be easy, so participants will need to constantly stay in contact and share tips instantly in order to claim the prize. It’s yet to be seen if the State Department will adopt crowdsourcing themselves, but this experiment could prove that Twitter is a heck of a lot more than a time-waster.

Given our uncles propensity to use black ninja suited jack booted thugs does anyone see the problem with this?  Anyone?

The problem is when you hear about a crime X across twitter.  You just report that guy in accounting you hate.  You just report your ex-husband that you caught cheating on you.  You just report that guy down the street who won’t give you back your tools.  With how readily they jump on the “kick in the door” mentality and the fact they could get judges to go along with it, you could get the door or the person you hate kicked in, with the full backing of the state.

Taking it one step further, if you are the criminal be sought, you can just flood the stream with false positives.

You see the problem here?  Utterly useless.

via Uncle.

It can always be worse…

So, did the USPSA match today.  First stage I did decently well, clipped a no-shoot, saw it an made it up by drilling another Alpha shot.  Nothing worse that a no-shoot is a no-shoot and a miss.

Well I found that though on the next stage some things can be worse.  I walked right past the small low cut port and had 2 failures to engage with 4 misses.  Yeah, “Screwed” and “The Pooch” come to mind.  Moving forward though I did decent on the qualifier I think.  When I ran that second stage in reverse though I made sure to hit those targets.  How easy is it though to miss them I hear you ask.  Almost everyone walked past and had to go back and I wasn’t the only one to have an FTE on them.  But this time I f’d up my reloads.  I’ve been good about dropping mags while on the move and reloading.  Parallel processing baby, when moving I’m not engaging and I can be reloading so I don’t stop my engagement and loose momentum or waste time.  That second run in reverse

The wife took some pictures at the match and I’ll try and get those posted up later.

After Joe, the wife and I all headed out to the Boomershoot site.  The good news is, it all went bang.  Which means we may have a faster means of production and we can try the plastic for a second attempt.

Here’s a lesson on immediate action drills and reloads:

SSCC #272–San Antonio

There’s a lot of questions and issues with this.  The biggest is the immediate escalation of force without empathy or consideration.

A police officer allegedly punched a rape victim in the face as she cowered naked in a closet at her boyfriend’s home.

When she showed up at her boyfriends house he falsely accused her of breaking in for whatever reason.  When the police show up the fact she wasn’t willing to parade around naked for a bunch of men with guns after being raped is used as an excuse to beat her further.

The boyfriend was a total dick and the police were trying to remove a trespasser, however force I do not think was necessary in this case.  The officer was wanting an excuse to beat a woman and he found one.  Don’t think so?

At the hospital the officer was boasting about hitting Gibson, a nurse wrote in a report seen by KSAT 12 News.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #272: John Doe

Because being a cop means you just need an excuse to use force, doubly so if you like beating up on women.

**Also note that when someone asks to give you a ride when not looking for one, you need to switch to orange immediately.

via Ry.

SSCC #271–Iowa

A former Fort Dodge police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met at a bar has pleaded guilty to extortion in a plea deal.

So as usual, commits crime, resigns from force, plea deal for a unrelated charge.  They dropped the sexual assault charge so he can go back to work as an LEO in a town near you.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 271: Galen Hindt

Because when your only mistake is getting caught, well the state can help you with that problem.

Act of Valor

So I wasn’t planning on going to see Act of Valor except a friend dropped by and asked if I was interest in going.  The answer to that was a simple Duh.

Put the site upgrades on hold.  My phone was replaced and activated this morning so other than the pile of stuff I have planned to get done I was wide open.

The movie was everything I expected it to be.  Many others have gone to see it and have reviewed it.  I can say it was very good, the gun handling was superb, and overall it was an enjoyable flick.  I think Tam’s review nailed it on the head.

Now I need to finish the site updates, go out and clean my gun and sort out some brass for tomorrow.