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calendar   Tuesday - March 22, 2016

law and disorder Update

You will excuse me I hope, for being so silly as to assume with no proof at hand, that the obligation of government is first, to protect the law-abiding from the lawless.  Or perhaps that’s only second on the list.
Lately, I have come around to thinking that maybe there isn’t any list at all. Or, perhaps there was a list but it has been stolen.  Has anyone seen such a list lately? 
I quit looking for one.  I’ve given up.  I believe that list has been a myth.
We’d stand a better chance of finding Excalibur than we would finding justice. 
And you don’t need me to point out a few examples, although I will anyway.

How many times should a person be, not just arrested, but convicted in a court of law for multiple crimes, before authorities say, “enough”.
How is it that a train mad fanatic in New York, USA, has managed to get himself arrested thirty times for the same offence?  And freed time and again to do it again.
Namely … steal trains.  Stole em and drove off .  Funny actually.  Why not just give the guy his own train?
There’s talk of a movie based on his compulsion. This is an extreme case I know. It’s still a crime however and the question still remains, how many times?

I have always loved trains.  Al Collins at KFI used to play tracks off LP’s of different trains, huffing and puffing and whistles and bells.  I used to have an LP like that too.
In the 40’s my mom and I crossed country from CT. to CA., and the lullaby of the rails would put me to sleep. Clickety Clack all the way to The City of Angles.
But I never wanted to steal a train.
I guess I just lacked imagination.

I guess it’s a measure of tolerance.  How far should tolerance extend before we just lose all meaning of the terms, Law and Order and Public Safety.
The “Train Man” as he is called, is pretty much on the lighter side of the news.

What is far more disturbing, discouraging and yes, even frightening, is the oft reported other, darker side.  That side where anything that can be called justice, is not to be seen.

How many excuses and how many crimes are, okay?


A nineteen year old with an already very long record and who is referred to, as they do in these PC days as “Mr.”, drove a stolen pick up truck into a policeman while being chased.  The teen, Mr. Williams if you will.

He had only been released from jail three weeks earlier, for stealing a truck and leading the police on a high speed chase, which ended when he crashed the stolen vehicle.

It was alleged that he drove the truck at 50mph straight at officer Dave Phillips, who was in the process of trying to lay down steel traps.

Well, the jury in an OJ moment cleared the teen of murder, returning a verdict of manslaughter instead.  The dupes bought his story that that he did not intend to kill or even injure Officer Phillips.

During the trial, it was found that according to testimony, the perp, Clayton Williams, had been hooked on Cannabis since the age of six.  All the usual excuses were used.  Poor lad never attended school but over time, managed to acquire 33 convictions, prior to this latest life destroying episode.

Would it be unreasonable to assume that someone, someplace should have seen a light go on?  After the 5th arrest? Or the 10th ?  How about the 20th arrest?
But no.

Williams was given 20 years in prison. Even if he served it all, and what are the chances of that?  It is not enough.

Oh, I damn near forgot to mention it.

Mr. Williams had a friend along for the ride that fateful night. 
30 yr old co-defendant Philip Stuart, with a record of 57 offenses.

PC Dave Phillips, age 34.  Husband, son, father of two.  In 20 years he will still be dead, and his family still broken.

Because the lights weren’t on.  If they were, nobody was looking.

and he will be out in less than ten years. justice ?  really?  don’t think so.

After jurors cleared Williams of murdering PC Phillips it can be revealed that:

· Jurors were not told about Williams’ serial offending

· They did not know the passenger, a fellow burglar, told police that seconds before hitting the officer, Williams said: ‘Watch this!’

· The killer told jurors he cried afterwards and felt ‘sick’ when he heard of the death, but he had actually called his grandmother to say: ‘I’m going away. I’ve killed a bizzie.’

· Council workers were tasked with stopping Williams going off the rails but failed to hold meetings with him be



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BOMBING IN BRUSSELS!! Terrorists hit the Belgian Capitol!


A few hours ago, near-simultaneous explosions tore through the Belgian capitol. It seems pretty clear- even with the sketchy information- that there were at last two targets. One was the Maalbeek Metro Station, and the other Brussels Airport. Initial reports indicate that we’re looking at dozens of casualties, including at least a baker’s dozen dead. I don’t think that number is going to go anywhere but up in the next hours. This map is the best one I could find on short notice showing the relative locations of the two.

I’ll probably put more information- pictures I don’t trust putting above the fold, my two cents, and news articles- below the fold. But let’s make one thing ABSOLUTELY clear: This Had to have been a coordinated attack, and a daunting one at that. Half a dozen miles may not seem like a big distance but it can’t be easy to coordinate this kind of attack in a densely urban area like the heart of Brussels is. Which says nothing good about our security or the enemy’s capabilities.

God be with us all… I don’t pretend to know the full story behind this but I do hope that these savages get theirs.

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calendar   Monday - March 21, 2016

More Latinos Seek Citizenship to Vote Against Trump

Been a minute since I’ve been here, either commenting or posting. Time to hop back into things…
Moved back home to Louisville KY after being out of state for too damned long. Bought our first home. Kids are growing up too damned fast (16 and 19) About to turn the big 4-0 on Thanksgiving Day (!) this year.
Watching this election has been a real doozy.
This story just struck a nerve with me. My maternal grandparents were Cuban, went through Ellis Island before Castro got a hold of it, I can’t begin to imagine what they’d think if they were around to see this…

Donald J. Trump’s harsh campaign rhetoric against Mexican immigrants has helped him win a substantial delegate lead in the Republican primary, but it is also mobilizing a different set of likely voters — six of them alone in the family of Hortensia Villegas.

A legal immigrant from Mexico, Ms. Villegas is a mother of two who has been living in the United States for nearly a decade but never felt compelled to become a citizen. But as Mr. Trump has surged toward the Republican nomination, Ms. Villegas — along with her sister, her parents and her husband’s parents — has joined a rush by many Latino immigrants to naturalize in time to vote in November.

“I want to vote so Donald Trump won’t win,” said Ms. Villegas, 32, one of several hundred legal residents, mostly Mexicans, who crowded one recent Saturday into a Denver union hall. Volunteers helped them fill out applications for citizenship, which this year are taking about five months for federal officials to approve. “He doesn’t like us,” she said.

Uh huh. Couldn’t bother to go the legal way till your gravy train got threatened and NOW you’re gonna speed things up? Estupido. 


Posted by Severa   United States  on 03/21/2016 at 02:25 PM   
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Yes, he’s going to win

So the political establishment and the donor and media classes don’t like Trump.  Big surprise.  After all, they have absolutely no vested interest in maintaining the status quo.  You know, things like livelihood, revenue streams, and the like.

Sit back and tell me that any of the other candidates won’t perpetuate this?  Hillary?  The lying felon?  “Chicken-in-every-pot” Sanders?  “God’s on my side” Cruz?  “I can win this (even at 12%)” Kasich? “Can I still come to play in Cleveland anyway?” Rubio?


“He’s going to start a war!”

Quick - name one of the past five presidents who didn’t initiate military action.

“He’s going to ruin the economy!”

Right now - 50,000,000 people on food stamps, an almost $20 trillion debt, corporations fleeing the country, a real unemployment rate of 40% (Fortune magazine), ...

“He’s a racist who has it out for Muslims!”

1.  Islam isn’t a “race”.
2.  Trump called for “...a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” (PEW Poll: Upwards of 287 million ISIS supporters in just 11 countries including 1/3 of Syria Refugees)

“He’s not politically correct!”

Thank God - finally.

“His supporters incite violence!”

Most accounts confirm the hired thugs from Soros’ are responsible for the violence.

“He wants to build a wall at the Mexican border”

Yes, seeing as the controlled immigration policies of the last 50 years have worked so well.

* * *

Yes, he’s going to win.


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calendar   Sunday - March 20, 2016

Balls Up - In the Air!

Remember the billions the US Army spent designing and building a couple of super giant spy blimps? The LEMV project? How the program had to fight for years against budget termination, but still ate trainloads of cash?

Say goodbye to the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV. Built by Northrop Grumman, it’s a dimpled blimp as long as a football field; seven stories high; and carries a price tag of over half a billion dollars.

Then how the Army finally built two of them and tethered them up in the air over Baltimore or DC I think, [the JLENS project] and how the super-zoot radar systems on board could watch every car on every road from Buffalo to Chapel Hill or something like that?

And then ... mostly silence. Well, turns out that one of the airbags had some kind of problem. Broken tether or something. Bit of a crash maybe? And now they’re gone, poof. Well, now they’re back. In England. Well, to be accurate, the original big one designed and nearly immediately canceled, but actually built and tested to the tune of a few billion, has been rebuilt in the UK and is almost ready to go up, up, and away. The LEMV. What the Army flew over Baltimore were a couple of smaller flying erections, more to test their radar than to test the airship design. Those were the JLENS blimps.


Horry Clap, that’s a naughty picture!
(T-shirt sales for “If you ain’t a gondoleer, you ain’t shit” never took off either)

World’s Largest Aircraft Set For UK Test Flight

Story originally, and highly appropriately, published in UK Newspaper Sky News.

The longest aircraft in the world is preparing for its first test flight in a few weeks’ time.

The Airlander 10 is a cross between an airship and an aeroplane.

It generates lift aerostatically through being filled with helium, and aerodynamically thanks to its unique-looking wing shape.

Because it’s heavier than air, the 20-ton craft can land without tethers on most surfaces, including water.

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the makers of the Airlander 10 and based in Bedford, anticipate commercial uses such as leisure cruises, persistent, airbone research and for cargo to hard-to-reach places.
It can carry up to 10 tons and could be fitted to transport 48 passengers, flying for five days continuously, cruising at 80 knots (92mph).

The Airlander 10 was originally developed from 2009 for the US Army, which abandoned the project.


I know the twin cylinder design is stronger and safer than a single, but it reminds me of something ... like a pair of these

The British firm have also stressed how the vessel, which is silent and emits no pollution, could be a breakthrough for air travel.

The firm is hoping to build 12 Airlanders a year by 2018, some of which can be used as passenger aircraft able to carry up to 48 people at a time, the BBC reports.

Chris Daniels, HAV’s head of partnerships, said: “This fantastic story of British innovation getting a unique aircraft fully assembled to do something both useful and commercially viable.

“We are ready to show the world the potential it can achieve in monitoring, search and rescue, cargo, aid distribution and even passenger roles.”

Well good luck to them. I love the concept but I don’t think we live in a world gentle enough for these massive flying Mobys to thrive.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/20/2016 at 09:58 AM   
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Gosh I wonder How

UK “Experts” Willfully Blind ??

Unexpected Illness: scarlet fever infecting hundreds of children a week

Thousands of children are being infected with scarlet fever as the once feared Victorian disease, a leading cause of infant deaths in the early 20th century, makes a startling comeback.

Cases of scarlet fever have reached a 50-year high, with more than 17,000 cases confirmed last year – the highest since the 1960s. There have been more than 6,100 cases since September last year, and the peak season is from now until the middle of April. Around 600 cases are currently being recorded each week.

Family doctors across the country are now being told to keep watch for scarlet fever by Public Health England, and parents are being told how to spot the symptoms.

The Independent on Sunday reported last year that scarlet fever was one of a number of diseases rife in the Victorian era, along with scurvy, cholera and whooping cough, that have increased since 2010. But doctors say scarlet fever, if treated, is no longer the death sentence it once was, thanks to antibiotics and better hygiene. Experts say it is unclear why it is making a comeback. There is no vaccine.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/20/2016 at 09:40 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 19, 2016



What good is a gun around the house if you have to go dig it out of the corner of the closet when you need it now? What good is having a bunch of guns easy to access if any burglar can find them in a second?

Hidden in plain sight, a modern evolution of the hidden compartment. Some of these are pretty ingenious.

One of my favorites, the empty display case that can hide a whole arsenal of firearms:


Link One.

Link Two.

Link Three.

a few repeats between them.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/19/2016 at 08:49 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 18, 2016

I spy, with my massive eye

“There’s a watchbird, watching you!”

Civilian Observation Drone Perfected


Soon you won’t even be allowed to spell freedom, much less have any.

Skye Aero is a project to build 10-foot helium-filled balloons, with small propellers attached to give better control than your average blimp. The benefits are a much bigger aircraft—useful when you want to advertise to people—and one that won’t crash the second it loses power, or bumps into anyone.

It’s not a totally new design—British band Muse have been using a fleet of similar drones on their most recent tour—but Swiss firm Aerotain’s design stands out, due to its soul-sucking practicality. The company thinks Aerotain will be a perfect, audience-engaging advertising platform, which is probably true, but a little too consumerist to get excited about.

Moving away from its role as a replacement for the Goodyear Blimp, lighter-than-air drones are an interesting and underutilized concept. Provided they’re not filled with hydrogen, they offer increased safety for flying over crowds, and a much greater payload than traditional quadcopters. Hopefully, someone will find a better application for them than giant floating billboards.

A giant floating eyeball with cameras and data link that works indoors or out? Crime Stoppers much? Or just looking for faces in a crowd. Or license plates in a parking lot. Or dissidents secretly meeting up to talk about guns or large V8 engines or Christianity. Enemies of the State. White guys.

No need to weaponize it. Just give it a high powered water pistol that shoots glowing goo. When SkyEye finds a bad person, it would give them a squirt, then turn red and start flashing with a siren. And all the zombie sheeple would know that it was time for their daily Two Minutes of Social Justice on the targeted one. Crime would come to a screeching halt everywhere. Hey, what could go wrong?


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/18/2016 at 02:32 PM   
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Sneaking In Through The Back Door

Rep. Honda Bill: Overseas LGBT ‘Partner’ Would Be ‘Spouse’ for Immigration

Rife with the potential for massive abuse much? Mail order sex slaves? “Spouse” to the highest bidder? How many “spouses” do they get, since bill only “assumes” gay marriage / permanent partnership will be formed. What if our gayboy doesn’t live in a gay marriage state? And who foots the bills?? Any provision for a tracking system (of course not!!) or even a counter (as if)?

Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Reuniting Families Act (RFA) with added language that would allow homosexuals in the United States to petition to bring their “spouse” here from countries that do not allow same-sex marriage.

Even though the two persons are not legally married, the bill would allow the homosexual partner abroad to be labeled a “spouse” for immigration purposes to expedite the process. The bill defines the relationship as a “permanent partnership.”

At a press conference on Capitol Hill, asked Representative Honda how the bill provides a way to recognize as a “spouse” someone in another country, if the two partners, or couple are not married.
The RFA defines a “permanent partner” as an individual 18 years of age or older “in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 years of age or older in which both parties intend a lifelong commitment.”

“Permanent partnership” is defined as “the relationship that exists between two permanent partners.”

“In most of the world, same-sex permanent partners do not have access to marriage equality,” Aaron Morris, executive director of Immigration Equality, said in a statement distributed at the press conference.

“The Reuniting Families Act provides these loving, committed couples the ability to stay together just like every other immigrant family,” said Morris.

At the press conference Morris said that a transgender man from Egypt was given asylum in the United States but had to leave his “wife” behind six years ago.

Right. So now, not only do we take the unusually aligned and gendered as refugees, this guy wants to open the floodgates to bring in their friends and fornicators. Partners. Assumed partners. Who intend a lifelong commitment. Oopsie, plans changed, we broke up!

What’s next, a bill from ASPCA Rainbow to bring in all the sore ass sheep and goats around the Middle East? Don’t they qualify as emotional support service animals now? Gotta bring them in too, right???  We have lost our minds.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/18/2016 at 02:12 PM   
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Ann Arises

New Coulter column -

Rubio was the golden boy among GOP consultants, donors and their hired help, elected Republicans. He had unlimited money, resources, establishment support, conservative media cheerleaders and his own cable news channel.

His presidential bid was supported by 14 Republican governors, 22 Republican senators and more than two dozen Republican representatives, Washington think tanks, lobbyists, the Chamber of Commerce, Chipotle and Taco Bell. Time magazine put him on its cover as “Republican Savior.”

And on Tuesday, he lost his own state in a landslide. Rubio lost every single county in Florida to Trump but one. He went 1 for 66 in a state where he is not only a U.S. senator, but also a former house speaker. He outspent Trump by about 500 percent and still lost his home state by 20 points.

Ouch. Looks like she’s recovered from being a Romney shill.

Read the rest.


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calendar   Thursday - March 17, 2016

saint patrick’s day

Arrgh, caught me flat footed. And I missed St. Pancake’s Day yesterday too.

So here’s something green, and about as Irish as it gets.


And in the end, this lovely lanky leprechaun made her own pot o’ gold. Many of them in fact. Mountains of them actually.

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calendar   Wednesday - March 16, 2016

you are old


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Meet Riley Keough, 26. Actress. Model. No, I have no idea how to pronounce her name. “Key owe-gg”? “Keff?""Kay-uff"? No clue.

What I do know, is that she is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. Granddaughter.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/16/2016 at 07:38 PM   
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Slow News Day?

I know I’ve made some dull posts in the past, but this one takes the cake.

The 8 types of shovel everyone should know.

What makes it even worse is that they really only have 4 types of actual shovels, 5 if you allow trowels to count. The rest are various things with handles that you stick in the dirt. Not shovels or spades.

Personally, my favorite is a thing called (in ages before PC) a rabbiting spade. A rabbiting spade isn’t for removing mass quantities of soil in a hurry. It’s for digging a thin deep hole as fast as possible. And that’s exactly what you want for planting deep bulbs, young plants, or small shrubberies.


I bought one of these for my mother once, and was lucky enough to get her one built to double the official English Standard strength specification and it’s a real warhorse. In the same way that a good screwdriver should never be used as a chisel or a prybar, but often is, a spade is not designed to be used as a crowbar but usually is. So the smart move is to get one that can hold up to that kind of work, and I do believe the Bulldog/Clarington Forge tools can do it. It will cost you - the rabbit spade is about $80 - but you will never regret the expenditure. Quality is worth it.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/16/2016 at 06:58 PM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
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