Homeland Security purchases 141K sniper rounds

Joker -- Why So SeriousHomeland Security — that innocent bastion — has solicited for 141 THOUSAND custom sniper rounds for long rifles.

And it has couched that request in as buried a fashion as possible.

I haven’t posted about this because I was conducting background investigations, subterranean.  I have sources.  Period.

I discovered that: despite rising unemployment, and despite an actual record number of people on public assistance via Mr Obama’s foodstamps — the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo.

They are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP Ammunition.

Not being immediately familiar with the origin and source of that ammo, and its accuracy, price and availability, I made some personal inquiries.

I found this:

These are match bullets.  They are not common rounds found on the shelves of the typical gun store.

Hornady themselves write:

Features:

Top Performing Hornady Match Bullets

Hornady match rifle ammunition is loaded with the most accurate, consistent match bullets in the world: our sophisticated boattail hollow point match bullets and our technologically advanced A-MAX Match bullets.

Specially Selected Cases

Cases are hand selected based on strict criteria: wall thickness uniformity, internal capacity, case weight and consistent wall concentricity. We get proper bullet seating, consistent charges and pressures, optimal velocity and repeatable accuracy.

AMP™ (Advanced Manufacturing Process) Bullet Jackets

These jackets represent a technological advancement in design, tooling and manufacturing. Developed by Hornady technicians, AMP Bullet Jackets feature near-zero wall thickness variation, resulting in unprecedented concentricity and uniformity throughout the jacket.

Powder

Powder is matched carefully to each specific load for optimal pressure, velocity and consistent accuracy.

Primers

Like the powder, the primers we select are the highest quality available, perfectly matched to the load.

The Activist Post.

And as the Joker asks: “why so serious?”

Because of the .308 round, for one.

And the .416 and the .50 as well.

BZ

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And to whom shall these bullets be delivered?

 

Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle 43, Denver 8

Manning in Super Bowl 48I WILL BE LIVE BLOGGING

Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks.

An absolute beautiful and stunning singing of the National Anthem by American soprano Renee Fleming.

Seattle will kick off, Denver will receive.  It is 49 degrees.

The first play, a snap over Manning’s head by center Ramirez for a Seattle safety of 2 points.  Not a good way to begin.  An omen for Seattle?

Seahawks 4th and 1.  Do they go for it or kick a field goal?

Field goal.  Seattle 5, Denver 0.

Seattle looking good on defense, Denver not so much on offense.

One thought through Peyton Manning’s head: “Is this my last football game?”

Seattle Seahawks now 1st and goal.

Challenge by Broncos: did Wilson actually throw a forward pass?  Referees rule: yes, a forward pass.

Each side has only one more challenge left, this half.

Field goal successful.  Seattle now 8, Denver 0.  First quarter.

A Manning pass now intercepted!  Seattle gets an immediate subsequent first down.

First Quarter ends: Seattle 8, Denver 0.

Seattle within 5 yards of a touchdown now.

Pass interference by Broncos.  First and goal.

Touchdown Seattle.  Seattle 14, Denver 0.  PAT = 15 to 0, Seahawks.

I liked the Tim Tebow commercial.

Screen set up by Manning.  Poorly executed.  Blitz by Seattle.  Now Manning got his 1st down.

Denver finally makes three conversions on 3rd and 1 to go.

Malcolm Smith intercepts Manning, takes it back for a Seahawks touchdown.

Seattle 22, Denver 0!  They are up 22 unopposed points.

Cute VW advertisement.

Seattle strips the ball from the Broncos for a turnover.  Being reviewed by Refs.  Ruled that it’s still Denver’s ball.

Manning just isn’t looking himself; not relaxed.

Thomas catches a longer Manning pass.

Two minute warning.  Another pass caught by Denver.

Manning just overthrew a receiver again.

Broncos desperately need at least ONE score before they go into the locker room at the half.

Broncos can’t even convert on 4th and 2.

Seahawks just let the clock run out on the half — 22 to 0, Seahawks.

Couldn’t care less about Bruno whomever.  Here’s a REAL halftime show:

BZ’s HALFTIME SHOW:

Or:

Because Jesus Just Left Chicago — for obvious reasons:

Yes, Hard Times In the Land of Plenty:

I just love hard, slow, electric blues:

Ever feel like you’re wearing Battleship Chains?

Sometimes my Head’s In Mississippi.  ‘Cause the blues is gots a hold on me.

 SECOND HALF:

TOUCHDOWN SEATTLE ON THE RUNBACK!  29 to 0 on the first play of the second half!

The Seattle Seahawks have now effectively won Super Bowl 48.  29 points are now unrecoverable for the Denver Broncos.

Manning is tired of being down and just threw a bomb.  Bomb was a bust.  Second pass broken up by Seattle.  Running play didn’t even achieve the line of scrimmage.

Seattle calls for the fair catch inside the 10.

Chobani yogurt commercial with Bart the bear was amusing.

His second year in the NFL and 5’11″ quarterback Russell Wilson is in the Super Bowl.  Nicht schlecht.

8:00 to go in the 3rd quarter.

Denver receives the punt and runs to their 45.

Nice Kia commercial with Larry Fishburne on a Matrix theme.

Close-up of John Elway in a box.  Not happy.

Demerius Thomas receives a nice pass from Manning, but fumbled, and it is recovered by Seattle.  Seattle takes over 29 to nothing.

And a very nice Budweiser commercial honoring our soldiers.

Vaio laptop battery starting to get a little low.

Easy first down for Seattle, from Wilson to Wilson.

Kearse just spins FREE from TWO Bronco tacklers and picks up a touchdown, now 36 to 0, Seattle.

The Bronco defense is terrible!  The game is one-sided and in the time left, absent a miracle from the heavens, there is nothing left for the Broncos to do.

The Broncos now can’t even gain a yard from a small Manning pass.

Finally, a first down at the Bronco 43.

FINALLY, Demerius Thomas catches a Manning pass, for the first Bronco score!  It’s Seahawks 36, Broncos 8, from a 2-point Bronco conversion — which they desperately needed for a modicum of confidence.

The Jack In The Box Bacon Insider won’t be a popular burger with our Muzzy friends.  Looks like I’ll have to order a number of them.  Yes, I have just injected politics into the Super Bowl.

Who do you think is the MVP of the Super Bowl?

Bronco linebacker Lennon is down.

13:00 left in the 4th quarter.

1st down completion from Wilson to Baldwin.  Seattle stomping on.

Kearse puts Seattle within 10 yards of another touchdown, with his pass completion.

TOUCHDOWN by Baldwin.  Seattle now 43, Denver 8.

I wanted at least a close game, since I don’t much care about the outcome as my Green Bay Packers aren’t present.

This is nothing more than a Seattle blow-out.

Don’t be a guy whose last name ends with -man.  Thurman and Sherman are down.

Ever notice how large Troy Aikman’s hands are?

The Seahawk defense is simply all over the Bronco offense.

Computer telling me I have 15 minutes left on the battery.

24: Live Another Day?  Is Kiefer Sutherland BACK as Jack Bauer on Fox??

Six minutes left in the game.  Time to do some wash or balance your checkbook or clean your fish tank?

This ends Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl, obviously.  But does it end his career?  Does he have another year left in him at age 36?

Literally, there isn’t one position at which the Broncos performed better than the Seahawks.  Not one.

Manny Ramirez’s crappy snap seemed to doom Denver from the start.  And Seattle’s runback in the first play of the second half was another clear indicator.

Russell Wilson just checked out of the game.  Another obvious indicator.

Two minute warning.  Two minutes to delay the clear and obvious.

That the Seattle Seahawks literally kicked the raggedy ass of the Denver Broncos all over the MetLife stadium field in New Jersey, this day, Sunday, February 2nd, the year of Our Lord, 2014.

Russell Wilson’s late father told his son: “why not you?”

And so it was.

BZ

 

The average person: now violating your privacy

Civilian Body CamsMany police and sheriff departments throughout the nation are moving to body cams for their officers.  Some units reside in glasses that are worn; some are located on the shoulder epaulets.  Some clip to the front of the shirt.

Police Body-Glasses CamThough not all agencies have aligned themselves with these units, and some agencies are struggling with the policies to attend their utilization, there is an excellent chance that if you now come in contact with a law enforcement officer these days — including officers on motors — you are either on a dashcam or a body cam, or both.

Now, there are two new cams becoming more popular with the public, the Narrative and the Autographer.  From this article in the Wall Street Journal, the reviewer believes:

by Geoffrey A. Fowler

I’ve been snapping photos of everything in front of me for the last week. If we’ve passed, even for a moment, I probably have a picture of your face.

I’m not a spy, but I’ve been using gear you might associate with 007. New matchbook-size cameras that clip to your tie or shirt let you capture a day’s worth of encounters, then upload them to the Internet to be remembered forever.

Why on Earth would anybody want to do that? After trying out two devices that recently began shipping, the $279 Narrative Clip and $399 Autographer, I think the answer for many will be why wouldn’t you?

Allow me to reply.  Why would you?  If you’re a large chunk of a self-centered asshole, perhaps you would.  The author readily admits: if I walked by you, I have you caught on my cam.  It’s not a terribly unforeseen thing that your location and the time of your presence there could easily be determined.  At best, creepy; at worst, I’m going to punch you in the face for recording me.

But there’s a cost to amassing so much photographic evidence. The tiny cameras made others uncomfortable when they found out they were being recorded. Some friends wouldn’t hug me; gossiping colleagues kept asking, “Is that thing on?” These devices upset a fundamental (though arguably flawed) assumption that even in public, you aren’t being recorded.

Makes you squirm, doesn’t it? One reason I wanted to review these cameras is that this kind of technology isn’t going away. “Always on” cameras are becoming popular in home electronics like the Xbox One and a new wave of streaming video security systems. Now you can buy cameras that attach to your wrist, ear, bike helmet and eyeglasses. They’re also fast becoming part of the uniforms of cops, soldiers and doctors.

Your thoughts?

Is this really where you want technology to go?  Where we want our civilization to go?

I say: this isn’t my world.  I once had actual privacy.  I’d like to at least kid myself for a few more years that I have a partial semblance of privacy left.

Do you really want to live in a country where your every waking moment is watched, gauged, monitored, prone to greater regulations and enforcement, and subject to critical examination from now until the end of time?

I’m not a robot, I’m a human being.

The cops don’t have a choice.

You do.

BZ

 

Tami Jackson speaks the truth about guns:

Imagine this: a speech made by an individual — in Salem, Oregon — in front of a large audience, off-the-cuff, extemporaneously, with no TelePrompter, consulting no notes.  That in itself kicks Mr Obama to the proverbial Speech Curb.

And yet, in full view of her peers — the toughest audience of all — Tami Jackson kicks some major Second Amendment butt in front of the Oregon State Capitol.

With a semi-auto in hand.

Tami Jackson wishes to acknowledge the hard work and video skills of Dan Sandini, who has his own site here, at Daylight Disinfectant.  He has a YouTube channel here.  Mr Sandini has also done prior video work for Andrew Breitbart.  Dan Sandini

I recommend Tami Jackson’s commentary at the BlackSphere.net.

She works on the 405Radio, with an internet radio show.

Tami Jackson is a substitute host on the Bill Post Show as well.

Tami Jackson simply speaks the Truth.

BZ

 

Welcome to 2014: “Eleven attorneys general slam Obama healthcare fixes as illegal.”

Obama DictatorFrom the first business day, Obama takes a hit — and rightly so.  Source: TheHill.com:

By Rebecca Shabad

Eleven GOP attorneys general say the Obama administration is breaking the law by repeatedly making changes to ObamaCare without going through Congress.

The attorneys general specifically criticize President Obama’s executive action that allowed insurance companies to keep offering health plans that had been canceled for not meeting ObamaCare’s more rigorous standards.

“We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but the only way to fix this problem-ridden law is to enact changes lawfully: through Congressional action,” the attorneys general wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The illegal actions by this administration must stop.”

They say the healthcare fix was “flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.”
 
HHS did not respond to a request for comment.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wrote the letter, which was signed by his counterparts in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.

Signatories include Gregg Abbott of Texas — who’s running for governor this year — and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia.

James D. “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana was previously a member of the Democratic Party, but switched to the GOP in 2011.

Imagine that.  Obama encrusting an Imperial Presidency whilst the American Media Maggots do nothing.

Perfect.  Because that’s their job.

BZ

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