[blink, blink] Go ahead and try to picture Cale Yarborough or Bill Elliot on P. Diddy’s yacht on New Year’s Eve in St. Barts.
Meanwhile, Danica qualified 40th at Phoenix. Fox and Darrell Waltrip are going to have their work cut out for them pimping the rookie racer on a non-plate track who’s breathing everybody else’s exhaust. Bah. Who am I kidding?
The guys at DefDist just tested a 3D-printed polymer AR-15 lower that survived over 600 rounds:
You can download the plans here at DefCad.org. I encourage you to do so…if you’re one of the four or five still bothering with this drivel, you are probably not wetting your panties over the idea of a printable gun part. You are probably a liberty-minded type of person who detests the statist toads attempting to de-certify the Constitution. Downloading a CAD file is a tiny blow to those toads.
While it may be easy to paint Wilson as a 2nd Amendment-touting conservative, the 25-year-old second-year law student at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin told Ars on Thursday that he’s actually a “crypto-anarchist.”
“I believe in evading and disintermediating the state,” he said. “It seemed to be something we could build an organization around. Just like Bitcoin can circumvent financial mechanisms. This means you can make something that is contentious and politically important—not just a multicolored cookie cutter—but something important. It’s more about disintermediating some of these control schemes entirely and there’s increasingly little that you can do about it. That’s no longer a valid answer.”
He added, “The message is in what we’re doing—the message is: download this gun.”
Notice how Wired makes the assumption that if you’re printing gun parts, you have to be a conservative? It’s simply un-possible to be a progressive and support the Bill of Rights.
I have no idea how much I can take of the relentless pimping of a minor-leaguer who’s barely ready to run Nationwide full-time. We’ll see today. Darrell Waltrip will be a major contributing factor to my punch-out timing, I’m sure.
[sigh] I used to love NASCAR, but I can hardly watch anymore.
I think we’re going to need to study up on making these. Because it’s not just RKBA they’re after, it’s unlawful search & seizure (4A), too, up in that dingbat progressive laboratory of Washington St.
Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.
“They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.”
By mistake, my fat white ass. The ‘mistake’ was that someone caught you red-handed in your weaselly ways.
Or, as I like to call them, law-abiding citizens who have been legislated & regulated into felons. Click on the picture below for more examples of where someone thinks the 5-0 need training up.
No More Hesitation
No More Hesitation Targets were designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training.No More Hesitation faded background enhances the isolation and is meant to help the transition for officers who are faced with these highly unusal targets for the first time.
That’s what’s on the calendar. In ral words, chemo at 11, the meteor chemo, followed up tomorrow by the Big 1000 LBS weight from Monty Python of Neulasta. There will be opiates over the next five or six days for pain control, but it’s really not all that great of a control since I am deathly afraid of turning into a goofball-gobbling pillhead — I have a bit of an addictive personality, what got me into this situation after all.
The other bit of blues-making news is the C2 part of that dealio — that stands for Cycle. I was informed last week that it will wrap up at C8. Each cycle is a 3-week period — Day1 chemo, Day 8 chemo, Day 15 labs. Lather, rinse, repeat, until the end of June. With occasional CT scans to see if it’s doing anything.
I don’t know why it drags me down this time, except it really felt like I was getting better and stronger. Hell, I was even contemplating Tiny Bidness ideas. Having 1.5 weeks out of every three where you’re marginally competent is kind of a downer, even though I’ve done this once already. It seems like I’ve got a lot more externalities hanging over me, too, but they’ve been there all along.
I hate that I’ve turned this into a cancer-bitch blog, despite having promised, at least to myself, to keep a bit of a log or record. I shall endeavour to perk up. Baseball being finally on the horizon helps a great deal. I need a plan for those 1.5 weeks of marginally half-assed, too, get me out of the rut, even if it isn’t advised to be about because of infection risk.
Meet the “Cuomo.” It’s a new printed magazine for your AR-15 rifle, soon to be available for download, and it holds 30 bullets. Upgrading an earlier design that didn’t hold up particularly well after extended use, it’s an unsubtle rejoinder to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who recently signed a magazine-restriction law limiting mags to seven rounds. Defense Distributed is basically saying that if you’re not going to be allowed to buy larger magazines in the near future, you can print them yourself — if, that is, 3-D printed weapons don’t fall into legislators’ own crosshairs.
In recent tests at a gun range near Austin, Texas, Defense Distributed fired a total of 342 rounds using the magazine with no issues, according to the group’s founder, Cody Wilson. The group fired 227 of those rounds using full automatic fire, while swapping out the barrels on the rifle to keep them cool. The group also uploaded a promotional video, seen above, demonstrating a portion of the test.
I’m sorely tempted to work up some kind of 3D printer / metal shop open-source co-op. That would be an awesome diversion from this GDMFSOBing chemo.
Which, FWIW, I had to deploy the cattle shears last night and I’m now de-coiffed. Naturally, they are predicting lows in the 30s for the coming week. But I have a toque!
Art is not concerned with environment either; it doesn’t care where it is. If you mean me, the best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it’s the perfect milieu for an artist to work in. It gives him perfect economic freedom; he’s free of fear and hunger; he has a roof over his head and nothing whatever to do except keep a few simple accounts and to go once every month and pay off the local police. The place is quiet during the morning hours, which is the best time of the day to work. There’s enough social life in the evening, if he wishes to participate, to keep him from being bored; it gives him a certain standing in his society; he has nothing to do because the madam keeps the books; all the inmates of the house are females and would defer to him and call him “sir.” All the bootleggers in the neighborhood would call him “sir.” And he could call the police by their first names.
Unfortunately, brothels are not tolerated any longer.
That chemo meteor hit me last Tuesday night, and really, I’m only finally digging out of it. I was in a virtual fetal ball in the LaZBoy, with drool running down my chin, and no discernible brain activity for six days. A handful of opiates pulled me through, and now I get to start the second cycle on Monday. Whee!
And, the Rangers will have to fill out their starting rotation. The top four spots seem secure with Matt Harrison, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando, and will be for years. Harrison agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension in the offseason. He and Darvish are under club control through the 2017 season, Holland through the 2018 season, and Ogando through 2016. The immediate candidates for the fifth starter are Martin Perez, Justin Grimm, Robbie Ross and Kyle McClellan. Then, Colby Lewis should return by June from flexor tendon surgery and Neftali Feliz could be back from Tommy John surgery by midsummer.
In part because of circumstance and in part because they have the farm system for it, the Rangers this winter chose the longer view. Jurickson Profar, Mike Olt, Martin and Perez, among others, are bearing down on the big leagues. The organization is healthy. The options come opening day and beyond are plentiful.
That’s a pretty solid 1-4. Probably not the most solid in the majors, but still, those are young guys who sure seem to have something. I remain convinced that Ogando will surprise some people. Colby and Neftali coming in late is kind of icing. However, I remain convinced that Holland is just too much of an oddball, and needs to get over himself.