Open Thread, Thursday 9 January 2014



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49 Responses to Open Thread, Thursday 9 January 2014

  1. The IAF strikes an Islamist terrorist squad in Gaza preparing to launch missile at Israeli civilians

  2. Armenian reportedly killed in Syria for rejecting conversion to Islam
    How very peaceful

  3. Knight4GFC says:

    New Jersey’s newspapers are not kind to Christie

    Revelations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration may have exacted political revenge by closing highway lanes has earned the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful some no-doubt-unwanted press.
    More here:

  4. Knight4GFC says:

    New ‘rules’ would suspend 2nd Amendment even for ‘outpatient’ treatment

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    Focus on the real threat, those evil Tea Party extremists!

    • Absolutely! K tells it like it is:

      Hey Sol, I think it’s time we started looking into being more involved with III-Percenters and maybe got some of their icons up on our site. Any objections? Barn or RP, don’t hold back on speaking up. Can you recommend some graphic for the right-hand-side of our home-page? How about additional links to the Blogroll?

      • solaratov says:

        Absolutely! We should be linking to the sites…and K is a good place to start. Also, WRSA and MaxVelocity and Mosby. I’m sure that others have their favorites as well.
        And not just III%s, but some of the better prepper sites and survivalist sites, too. It’s all good information for “whatever” may come to pass.


      • barnslayer says:

        Thumbs up. Buy ammo while you can.

  6. solaratov says:

    Got a SmartPhone?

    Wish you had thermal imaging capability (FLIR) for it?

    Well! Have we got a deal for you……………

    👿 III

    • tessa50 says:

      I have no problem with showing your gun in a self defense situation, if you believe that will stop the possible threat. However, I am not in favor of this warning shot business. If by showing your weapon the threat isn’t neutralized then shoot to kill, but no to warning shots. Too much could go wrong. Just my 2 cents.

      • Tend to agree with you about warning shots. I have no problem with them being legal, but if that means they will become just another reason to find you guilty after a self-defense shooting, because you DIDN’T use a warning shot, then that’s a problem. As a rule, the more “required safe practices” the lawyers are aware of, the more ammo they have to use against you in court. Doesn’t matter how stupid it is. They’ll ask the question. “Why didn’t you waste all 3 bullets we allow you to keep in your magazine on warning shots? That’s the accepted safety procedure to avoid loss of life.”

      • If you have a weapon you had better use it. Just my 2 shots worth. 😉

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    “The department has created a startling conflict of interest,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in a letter sent Wednesday and reviewed by The Washington Times. “It is unbelievable that the department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the president’s policies.”

    JUSTICE: Feds pick Obama supporter to lead probe into IRS tea party targeting

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    “Substitute communist China for imperial Japan, and the same thing is now occurring in the Pacific. China believes it is finally time to make its military reflect its enormous economic power.”

    Is China copying the old imperial Japan?

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    “Things have changed particularly in the last few decades because our dhimmi overlords have, without mandates, imported millions of Muslims. Unfortunately most Brits are ignorant of the true nature of Islam after being browbeaten into submission or lethargy by Orwellian levels of political correctness. Laws such as the ‘Equality Act’ have closed down ‘free speech’ and people can, in some cases, be prosecuted for simply ‘hurting someone’s sensitive feelings’.”

    Islamisation: The Cultural Suicide of the West

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    “‘Kerry’s proposal on the return of refugees is the same proposal offered by former U.S. President Bill Clinton during Camp David peace talks held in the United States in 2000,’ said the official.”

    Kerry Proposal: 80,000 Arabs to Flood Israel

  11. Knight4GFC says:

    “Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree, a spokeswoman for the Indiana National Guard, told the Dispatch that Boguslawski, 43, is a specialist who does intelligence analysis and has top-secret clearance.”

    New Details Reveal Just How Bad Things Could Have Been in the Case of the National Guardsman Found With 48 Bombs in His Car

  12. Anybody on the east coast see the Orbital-1 launch from Wallops 2 hours ago?

    It was a space station resupply mission. Heavy clouds probably kept it from being too visible, though.

  13. Knight4GFC says:

    “The Mi3 bullet is effective for close and mid-range use, creating a ‘spider web-like effect prior to impact’.”

    The High-Tech Bullet That Does Something Pretty Cool to Help Hit Its Target

    • Well, maybe. But I have a hard time believing this is really any better than 00 buckshot.

    • solaratov says:

      It’s just another gimmick to sell very expensive crap to people who don’t want to get out and actually learn how to shoot. (Note the “no need to aim. Just point and shoot.”)
      Back in the 1960s, some of the guys in Nam experimented with stringing buckshot on wire and stuffing it back in the shell and firing from cut-down (12” barrel) 12 gauge shotguns. The consensus was that it wasn’t worth the effort and time.
      With very little difference, this stuff is the same idea.

      There is NO such thing as a “magic bullet”. There is NO substitute for practice.
      Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.


  14. Knight4GFC says:

    Heirs seek return of ‘cursed’ $200m golden treasure bought for Hitler

    Read more: Heirs seek return of ‘cursed’ $200m golden treasure bought for Hitler | The Times of Israel
    Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook

  15. Knight4GFC says:

    “U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a letter to a U.S. District Court judge that Devyani Khobragade was indicted Thursday on two counts, of visa fraud and making false statements.

    But he revealed that she was “very recently” given diplomatic immunity status and has left the country. It’s unclear who granted that status, and whether the State Department — which had been trying to tamp down the controversy — was involved.

    Bharara, though, said a scheduled arraignment for the defendant is no longer necessary. “We will alert the court promptly if we learn that the defendant returns to the United States in a non-immune capacity, at which time the government will proceed to prosecute this case and prove the charges in the indictment,” Bharara wrote.

    The statement marks an abrupt end, for now, to a case that caused immense tensions between the United States and India. The diplomat, who was working in New York, was arrested last month, accused of underpaying her housekeeper and illegally concealing it.

    The Indian government, though, claimed she was subjected to inappropriate and rough treatment, and retaliated on several fronts against the U.S. — including by hauling away security barriers outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.”

    Prosecutor: Indian diplomat indicted on visa fraud charge, but has left US

  16. Knight4GFC says:

    Darnit! Why can’t Hawaii do this?!

    Illinois allows concealed firearms to be carried

  17. Knight4GFC says:

    “According to analysts, the primary cause for the unprecedented surge in purchases has been — somewhat ironically, perhaps — the unconstitutional gun-control machinations and decrees coming from the Obama administration and its allies. More than a few firearms dealers and commentators have even started referring to Obama, who has been seeking to restrict the gun rights of Americans, as the ‘best gun salesman in history’.”

    Obama Gun Control Scheming Sparked Record Firearm Sales

  18. freedom1781 says:

    ‘Hand of God’ Spotted by NASA Space Telescope (Photo)

  19. Is there really any gold left in the Federal Reserve Vaults? First German payment indicates there may be some real doubt.

    • zmalfoy says:

      I’d been hearing rumors for a couple of years, but it was from all the “Truthers” and “Dulce Alien Base” people, so I wasn’t entirely sure. . . but if this is true, this lends a lot of credence to the rumor. And, if the rumor is true. . . well. . . that’ll be an interesting day . . .

  20. The Duffel Blog has been cracking me up lately. Good stuff over there. Salty language warning.

    Veterans try to set up kickstart project to retake Fallujah.

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