A truly magnificent rant. Bravo!

Iron Mike sounds off about the Antifa imbeciles, who insist on strutting their stuff in liberal and progressive strongholds against more conservative speakers.  It’s rude, in-your-face and anything but politically correct;  but it resonates with my own views, even if I wouldn’t put them quite as bluntly as he does.  Here’s an excerpt. Alright ****sticks, this circus has gone on long enough and the audience has gotten tired of the clowns doing the same act for months on end. Your special snowflake brand of socialist revolution (black masks and tipped over trash cans) is sputtering out from underneath you. You’re

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When art collides head-on with reality

Two ‘art’ controversies have made it to the front page in recent weeks, and both raise similar questions. First, a painting depicting police officers as pigs was removed from exhibition at the Capitol. This week, a judge refused to order its return. “There is little doubt that the removal of the painting was based on its viewpoint,” Bates said in his ruling, dated Friday. But he concluded that the government’s editorial decision to select and present the artwork meant that the display amounted to government speech and was, therefore, not subject to First Amendment protections. There’s more at the link.

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“How Amazon is dismantling retail”

That’s the title of this talk by Prof. Scott Galloway.  It’s very interesting, from three different points of view: What Amazon is doing to the retail sector of the US economy; Amazon’s impact on the brands that are relied upon by most major manufacturers and distributors;  and – Amazon’s longer-term implications for us as consumers. I’ve been warning for some time that the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence threatens many traditional jobs.  Now it’s becoming clear that those fields, applied to retail (as Amazon is doing at breakneck speed), may literally dismantle the supermarket as we know it today.

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Terrorism: None so blind as those who will not see

I was extremely irritated by this so-called expert’s views on how to “train our citizens to survive” terror attacks. A key part of this is what the security industry refers to as “situational awareness” and it’s an effective tool for those trained how to use it properly. . . . Therefore, it’s the small pre-event indicators we need to be aware of, the change in engine pitch, the screech of tyres or the sound of people shouting. Unfortunately, most people are not attuned to such warning signs, not just because they haven’t been trained, but simply because they wander around

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Dramatic color photographs from World War II

The Imperial War Museum in London, UK has released (in some cases, re-released) a number of color photographs from World War II, when that technology was still not widely used.  They reveal a past that was familiar to many of our parents and grandparents, but is largely forgotten or ignored today.  Here are just three of the recent releases;  click on each image for a larger view. First, the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper in dry dock in Kiel at the end of the war, after having been heavily bombed by the Royal Air Force.  She was subsequently scrapped. Here’s

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Rev. Paul’s blog address has changed

I know many of my readers also follow Rev. Paul at Way Up North.  Due to a slight hiccup with his domain name, he’s had to go back to his Blogger account for at least the short term.  You can now find his blog at this address: http://mooseintheyard.blogspot.com/ Please adjust your bookmarks accordingly. Peter

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The gay lobby just won’t shut up

I’m getting very tired of the GLBTEIEIOBBQWTF lobby’s insistence on throwing their sexual preferences, practices and peccadilloes in our faces, whether we’re interested in them or not.  Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn what they do to each other in the privacy of their own bedrooms, or what they use to do it.  It’s their business, not mine.  However, when they insist on invading my privacy with their antics, and/or challenging the moral code by which I’ve chosen to live, they go too far. I see that this same insistence is now bedeviling British politics. Sue Perkins and David

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In memoriam: Kevin O’Brien, a.k.a. Hognose of WeaponsMan

‘Hognose’, in reality Kevin O’Brien, well-known for his WeaponsMan blog, has died suddenly.  A post by his brother on that blog states, in part: He was born in 1958 to Robert and Barbara O’Brien.  We grew up in Westborough, Mass.  Kevin graduated from high school in 1975 and joined the Army in (I believe) 1979.  He learned Czech at DLI and became a Ranger and a member of Special Forces. Kevin’s happiest times were in the Army.  He loved the service and was deeply committed to it.  We were so proud when he earned the Green Beret.  He was active

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Be very careful how you unload your firearm . . .

. . . because this can happen. The shooter covered the ejection port with his hand and attempted to capture the live round rather than letting it eject freely from the ejection port. The round was trapped, under pressure of the recoil spring, in-between the edge of the ejection port along the edge of the breach face and the front of the ejection port on the right side of the slide. There is a noticeable linear denting on the nose of the projectile and an obvious strike point on the rear of the case and the primer. The projectile could

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