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  1. Jackbooted Cyberthugs will Virtually Kick Down Your Door

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-americans-object-to-government-tracking-of-their-activities-through-cellphones-11606305601?st=t1dlusbvabib35c&reflink=article_copyURL_share “Federal agencies have concluded that they don’t require a warrant because the location data is available for purchase on...
  2. Refusing Voluntary Consent to a Search is Suspicious?

    "San Antonio, Tex. police officers stop and frisk a man standing with others in a high-crime area. They find a gun (possession of which is a crime for persons who, like the man, have felony convictions. Man: The officers violated the Fourth Amendment because they lacked reasonable suspicion...
  3. Crime in America

    Lagging a year with 2019 data, but it remains difficult to suggest More Guns Equal More Crime with a straight face. The disparity between those who perceive crime to be up in general vs up in their locality in 2020 is wider than ever.
  4. 2020 Mass Shootings - or the Lack Thereof...

    It’s time to rein in this violence with stricter guns laws for old white men with guns... https://www.thetrace.org/2020/09/mass-shootings-2020-gun-violence-black-neighborhoods/
  5. FN FAL Broken Shell Extractor - Is Stuck

    https://leapers.com/index.php?act=prod_detail&itemno=TL-EX308&midx=2382&allids=2377_2382 I had a torn 308 case stuck in the chamber of my FN FAL so bought one of these extractors. It pulled the torn case out but is itself now stuck in the receiver. The extractor appears to be a two part tool...
  6. FixIt Sticks Scope Jack

    https://store.fixitsticks.com/collections/all-shooting/products/scope-jack Looks like an interesting idea. If it works...
  7. The Secret Lives of Crime Guns

    https://foxbaltimore.com/features/operation-crime-justice/baltimore-criminals-find-way-around-strict-gun-laws-in-maryland Doctor Cassandra Crifasi with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says|: Guns are not falling from the sky. They're not growing on trees.They start in a lawful...
  8. IOS 14 iPad - No Text Formats?

    On IOS 14 iPad, I can no longer format text - the Bold, Italics, Underline, .... toolbar is grayed out. Is that something I can turn on somewhere?
  9. Deer & Snow

    I'm pretty new at deer hunting, so wondering what folks might have to say about deer hunting and snow. Opening day 31Oct NH Muzzleloader looks like snow in the MHT area. In my area, Any Deer 31Oct-2Nov, thereafter antlered deer only.
  10. Is the Right to Armed Self-Defense Obsolete?

    https://reason.com/2020/10/05/is-the-right-to-armed-self-defense-obsolete/ “... the police, often on direct orders from mayor and public safety chiefs, often stood by while looting and rioting gripped American cities. This abdication of basic policing responsibilities rather weakens the...
  11. 80m/40m Loaded Coil NVIS Antenna

    There is a 2m Winlink gateway just 5mi away in SoNH that I can regularly hit with portable or base radios but I cannot reliably hit 40m/80m Winlink HF gateways as my main antenna is a 43ft vertical. Even ground wave to HF Winlink stations is very rare, as propagation within a few 100mi is poor...
  12. Gun Sellers Use New Tactic to Deal on Facebook Marketplace

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-sellers-use-new-tactic-to-deal-on-facebook-marketplace-11598270872 “A year after lawmakers called on Mark Zuckerberg to better police Facebook’s second-hand market, gun sales proliferate—this time, disguised as stickers.” Why is WSJ so very concerned about...
  13. OK, The East Rules...

    Looted landmarks: how Notre-Dame, Big Ben and St Mark's were stolen from the east https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/13/looted-landmarks-notre-dame-big-ben-st-marks-east-stealing-from-the-saracens On architecture. So we ripped off earlier cultures on architecture, but missed out...
  14. When I Give...

    When I give... (you know, money to causes)
  15. Giffords 2019 50-State Gun Law Ratings

    GRADES BY POPULATION - For the first time ever, more Americans live in A states than F states—but gun safety nationwide is undermined by the weak laws of failing states. https://lawcenter.giffords.org/scorecard/#rankings To get 30% in A-rated states and 29% in F-rated states, they had to uprate...
  16. Unlocked and Loaded - Firearms Storage

    I've been reviewing a series of papers from notorious gun-grabbers fro California & Massachusetts - manuscripts that *will* be published in biomedical journals as they support gun control. The best I can do is recommend limitations and caveats, with those rarely added in the final publication...
  17. Riot Medicine

    In case you were wondering about those so-called Street Medics. Good Antifa (revolutionaries, as they see themselves) primer as well! https://riotmedicine.net/static/downloads/riot-medicine.pdf
  18. D-Star, ZUMspot & Kenwood TH-D74a

    I’m finally spending time to sort using my Kenwood TH-D74a HT with a ZUMspot hotspots on D-Star as well as by direct repeater - there’s one line-of-sight 5m away on a low mountain ~1000ft above my elevation. It’s not a “simple” technology yet for me but might be after I’ve had some more...
  19. Win10 Video Monitor Question

    My older desktop isn't used often but when I booted it up it's giving me odd video display. The login screen appears just fine in high resolution, but after entering my PIN the display is black. I can see and move the mouse arrow pointer around. CTL-ALT-DEL brings up the usual screen but...
  20. Virtual Activism

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/07/13/activism-on-social-media-varies-by-race-and-ethnicity-age-political-party/ Posted, looked, encouraged, used hastags!
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