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  • California rushes to prevent virus spread among the homeless

    03/20/2020 8:02:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2020 | Adam Beam
    Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups.
  • MSNBC's Brian Williams, NYT's Mara Gay Agree Bloomberg Could Have Given Each American $1 Million

    03/06/2020 7:28:12 AM PST · by Skepolitic · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 3/6/2020 | Tim Hains
    MSNBC "Eleventh Hour" with Brian Williams reports: "Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. Population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and have had lunch money left over."
  • Does the Barrel Twist Rate really affect accuracy?

    02/24/2020 6:58:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/20 | C Cocole
    This is for the average gun enthusiasts and newbies that enjoy shooting and want a little more understanding of how a barrel twist rate can affect accuracy. So does barrel twist rate affect accuracy on an AR15? The short technical answer is that barrel twist starts the bullet spinning at a given rate to stabilize the bullet. The rate has to be constant for the utmost accuracy. On the opposite end of the spectrum – Decreasing the twist rate will almost certainly result in a dramatic decrease in accuracy. Another factor is can the wrong weight of the bullet for...
  • THE DANGERS OF PARALYZING DENIAL: FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    01/12/2020 8:14:49 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    New Right Network ^ | Oct. 30, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Looking away from sinister Jeffrey Epstein and horrific truth’s easy, but denial is dangerous, like the malfeasance within public schools, doesn’t just go away. People Don’t Want to Know the Truth, Even When it’s Undeniable Lionel Nation, a lawyer and radio host, argues that Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes are so staggeringly repulsive that most people won’t be able to deal with them. Better to look away. (Nation speculated in August that this aversion may save Epstein. Now that Epstein is officially dead, this aversion may save his friends and accomplices.)In a video, Lionel Nation explains the power of extreme evil. Most...
  • Impeachment stopped in it's tracks - Trump wins again

    12/20/2019 10:16:40 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 37 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12/20/2019 | dragnet2
    Impeachment is a process which the Democrats themselves stopped the whole process. Like hitting a home run, but the hitter instead of running the bases, just stands there. I really enjoyed watching these Democrat stooges thinking they had cause to celebrate and withing hours the hood slammed down on their heads. What a bunch of losers...They can't even get an impeachment right.
  • Socialists Used Public Schools to Destroy Literacy in America

    11/02/2019 6:28:02 PM PDT · by Windflier · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 30, 2019 | Alex Newman
    Widespread illiteracy and the ignorance it produces represent an existential threat to the United States today. But it was not always this way. And it can be fixed. Fortunately, neither the cause of this crisis nor the solution to it is a mystery—at least to anyone who has studied the issue. To blame for this dangerous phenomenon are socialist “educators” going back to the mid-1800s. In particular, it was their quack methodologies ostensibly aimed at “teaching reading” to children. The answer to the illiteracy crisis is simple, though: America must go back to what worked for thousands of years and...
  • Eight Barrel’s worth of 9mm Fun

    10/10/2019 5:29:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2019 | J Dickson
    Tippmann Armory makes a modern take on the famous Gatling Gun - The Gatling gun played a major role in Kitchener's defeat of the Mahdist forces. If General with them, Khartoum would not have fallen at the start of that war. As late as the Boxer Rebellion in China, a relief column rushing to try to rescue a British outpost with little hope of finding them alive was surprised to find that a very busy Gatling gun had preserved the lot of them. Gatling guns continued in service in the U.S. and U.K. until 1911, when they were declared obsolete....
  • French Guycot 1878 40-Shot Pistol

    10/03/2019 5:49:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/3/2019 | C Cocole
    Going back to 1850-1880, chain guns was a rare thing in firearm technology. When you think about high capacity, the Guycot chain pistol was the first and ahead of its time. The Guycot chain pistol was the development of two Frenchmen, Henri Guenot and Paulin Gay in 1879. It is chambered for a unique 6.5mm caseless rocket ball type cartridge in which the base of the projectile is hollowed out and contains the propellant powder and a primer. Upon firing, the entirely of the projectile exits, leaving nothing to be extracted or ejected from the chamber. So yes, this means...
  • K-12: Illiteracy can kill us

    09/30/2019 8:09:56 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 12, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Every time I hear about an industrial accident or a Navy ship catching fire, I wonder if the real cause is that the workers can’t read the manuals. On the good side, we have a stampede of wonderful new gadgets and apps to play with. On the other hand, that means many new instruction books to comprehend and many features we never figure out. An instruction book for even a thirty-dollar item can go on and on. Personally, I wing it a lot. And I can read. What happens to all the people who can barely read? They are accidents...
  • Do Social Justice Warriors Fight for the Right to Read?

    07/16/2019 4:17:56 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 28, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here’s irony for you. Many who claim moral superiority for themselves are guilty of aiding and abetting educational inferiority for everyone else. When they assign themselves a fancy title—Social Justice Warrior, no less— are they then excused from further concern for fairness and justice? The far-left is always posturing as morally superior, as better than everybody else, but in fact they focus on policies that narrowly advance their ideological goals. What happens to ordinary people along the way doesn’t seem to be a big concern. Let’s consider education. Do Social Justice Warriors make any special contribution in that area? Seemingly...
  • NRA meltdown has Trump campaign sweating

    07/03/2019 2:39:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2019 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    <p>Republicans worry that the NRA and two other groups that have long formed the core of their electoral infrastructure will be effectively on the sidelines.</p> <p>The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency.</p>
  • Best Scopes for AR-15 under $100

    06/18/2019 5:26:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2019 | J Kelly
    If you're tight on budget but still want to get a scope for under $100. The good news is that there are plenty of great options available for under $100. For under $100 is it worth looking for one? Its a good thing that the overall quality of the lens and magnification factors is about the same as those for higher end scopes. Usually higher-end scopes come with extra features, settings and customization options to justify their higher cost point. A lower end rifle scope quality of the lens and magnification factors will likely be about the same as the...
  • .22 Caliber Revolvers for Plinking and other things..

    06/17/2019 5:35:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/17/2019 | K Ishi
    Shooting at a bunch of cans or melons with a .22 pistol to pass the time has always been a favorite past time next to having BBQ in the backyard. With the huge availability and at low cost, having fun on the cheap is nice. There is a a practical side to the .22 handguns. The .22 caliber can be used to help teach new shooters the fundamentals of shooting. The caliber is easy to manage – with the minimal recoil and muzzle rise. The intermediate shooter can take this to another level of tactical shooting. For newbies the .22...
  • The 6.5 Creedmoor vs Remington 7mm-08

    06/12/2019 5:07:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/12/2019 | D Marchink
    The 6.5 Creedmoor is recognized in the precision long range shooting arena as one of the most accurate and powerful cartridge, which is also used in hunting. With the power to throw a powerful punch, the Hornady round could easily catch an average whitetail by the use of a relative case. Regardless, a lot of people still choose to go with 7mm-08 Remington while deer hunting as its salient feature is an excellent balance with propellant charge, bullet, and precision. 7mm-08 Remington vs. 6.5 Creedmoor, which of these rounds would be able to give you more value when you are...
  • Girl Gun Fails

    06/04/2019 5:15:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/4/2019 | J Eastman
    Many gun magazines have their flavor of gun bunnies showcasing inside the calendars, AR girls, etc.. Here's our short list of close-call gun accidents in the hot girl gun category. Sure, real gun folks often have better videos, but the hot girls sometimes wear bikinis. These girls simply can't handle a weapon, making them probably not the safest hands for a firearm to be in. There are many gun bunny FAILs out there in the wild internet. The girls on this list probably wish they didn't have someone posting these mishaps on social media, or probably hoped that they'd be...
  • Failing Academic Standards: Are Today’s Graduates Really Educated?

    05/16/2019 8:59:02 AM PDT · by fwdude · 64 replies
    Barbwire ^ | May 16, 2019 | Doug Carter
    America’s new academic standards are failing our students. Despite what official transcripts say, I’m concerned many graduates did not earn their diploma. As a seasoned high school teacher and college professor pondering my 14th graduation ceremony, I couldn’t help wondering how many students around the country will graduate with a high school or college degree, but not an education. It’s no secret we have a terrible illiteracy problem. But what I address here goes beyond illiteracy and marches smack through the front door of an academic house of cards. Inside, my colleagues and I share deep concerns about failing students...
  • What Everyone Needs To Know About Education

    04/28/2019 6:53:16 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 24 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | August 15, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The most striking thing about our public schools is that they have been in perpetual decline for many decades. Why? The government has its own tests called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); these tests regularly suggest that two-thirds of fourth-graders and eighth-graders are "below proficient" in reading. That's what decline looks like. It's guaranteed those two-thirds will never be literate, as that term has been traditionally used. Some may learn to read in a painful struggling way, but they won't be reading a daily paper or curling up with a good book. And yet, a century ago, this...
  • [Video] Education versus "Educators" -- (Tenth Anniversary)

    04/17/2019 5:18:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice
    YouTube ^ | 2009 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Vanity: Video, made 10 years ago, is still a good summary of what happened to our public schools. 3-1/2 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/user/BruceDeitrickPrice/videos
  • .243 Winchester - Best one to go with

    04/08/2019 4:45:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/8/2019 | C Cocoles
    Something that hunters and semi-seasoned hunters talk about is the best deer rifle/caliber. For the non-hunters most will only think of the 30-06 or 308. All the old favorites are normally there, like the classic Marlin, Remington and Ruger rifles. They go back and forth on what’s better between a .270 Winchester, a 308 Winchester and a 30-06 Springfield. But, some experienced hunters will tell you go with the .243 caliber rifle. This hunting rifle may be smaller than most, but it packs a pretty good punch on whitetail. The .243 Winchester cartridge was initially designed as a target/varmint round,...
  • Best .380 Pistols

    04/05/2019 4:40:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/5/2019 | C Cocoles
    For Under $400 - These days you can browse the web and find tons of good quality .380 handguns for sale for under $400, but if you’re not familiar with the market. You won’t know which .380’s are the best. The .380 has been known to have the ability to effectively stop an attacker yet small enough to comfortably carry for long periods. Which makes it a popular choice for many concealed carriers. Without further adieu here are the top five .380 handguns under $400 for men and women. Kahr CW3833 - This is a smooth double action .380, the...