Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bandaging: Gunshot Trauma and Your IFAK

Via 4Branch


 Prior to this past Sunday night about 11PM, I would have happily postponed this sort of thing in favor of more likely problems. But some folks might live in Chicongo, or be at a country music festival in Las Vegas, or something equally unfortunate on the day, so...

There's nothing terribly complicated about the Army's IFAK, or the one you should have handy, and the contents are rather basic.

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man linked earlier today to the Army's IFAK packing list (pdf), which reveals nothing requiring much more than common sense to use:

More with three videos @ Raconteur Report

Mark Levin Rips 'Bad Cops' Comey and McCabe: 'They Politicized the FBI'


"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin ripped former FBI brass James Comey and Andrew McCabe as "bad cops" who "politicized the FBI."

Levin said that, as a former top member of the Justice Department staff during the Reagan administration, he could tell a politicized firing from a legitimate one.

More with video @ Fox

California HS magazine cartoons depict Trump as Nazi, police as KKK members

Via Billy

Police and parents in California were reportedly outraged after students at a high school magazine published cartoons depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi and an officer wearing KKK garb while aiming a gun at a black child.

"The Pawprint," a student publication at the prestigious Bonita High in LaVerne, featured two provocative cartoons that were apparently pulled from Google Images, Fox Los Angeles reported.
One drawing shows a swastika hiding underneath Trump's hair. Another portrays a uniformed police officer in a white hood pointing a pistol at a baby-faced black child holding a bag of skittles, in an apparent reference to Trayvon Martin – the teen who bought the candy before being shot by George Zimmerman in 2012.

More @ Fox

Rand Paul Responds to Brennan's Attack on Trump's Firing McCabe


On Saturday, former CIA director John Brennan, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama in March 2013, vented his spleen on Twitter after President Trump announced the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, saying Trump would be remembered as “a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”

More  @ The Daily Wire

Monday, March 19, 2018

Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

Via comment by Reborn on Oh, the irony…

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The all-women engineering team that designed the ill-fated pedestrian foot bridge at Miami’s Florida International University were highly touted for their advances in a field that is typically dominated by men.

But critics are pointing the finger of blame at the female engineers for design flaws that may have brought the bridge down.

Investigators are still on the scene of last week’s bridge collapse that killed 6 people and injured 9 on the FIU campus in Southwest Miami.

More @ Sandra Rose

The Lost Tribes of the Irish in the South


Mr. President, and Ladies and Gentlemen: I am speaking but the plain truth when I tell you that I would rather be here tonight facing an assemblage of men and women of Irish blood and Irish breeding than in any other banquet hall on earth. For I am one who is Irish and didn’t know it; but now that I do know it, I am prouder of that fact than of any other thing on earth except that I am an American citizen.

I wonder if it ever occurred to you, what differences are to be found in many a country and in almost any country, between the temperaments and the spirits and the customs of those who live in the north of it and those who live in the south of it? To the north, to Prussia, the German Empire has always looked for its great scientists and its great mathematicians and its propounders and expounders of a certain cool and analytical philosophy; but it was to the south, to Bavaria and to Saxony, that Germany had to turn for its poets and its story-tellers.

David Hogg Gun Control PSA: ‘What If Our Politicians Weren’t the B*tch of the NRA?’

David Hogg in a video advertising the "March for Our Lives" gun control demonstration.


Parkland student David Hogg’s latest gun control PSA opens with him looking directly at the camera and asking, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?

In the video, Hogg seizes on Trump’s rope-a-dope of Democrats, whereby he made them believe he was open to every gun control imaginable, only to draw them out into the light and deny them every gun control they pushed. He then points to Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory over Republican Rick Saccone earlier in the week. Hogg suggests Lamb’s victory is proof Americans have had “enough.”
However, Hogg’s summary overlooks the fact that Lamb won on a pro-gun campaign. In fact, Investor’s Business Daily described Lamb as “a poster boy for the NRA.”

Lamb opposes “high capacity” magazine bans and reacted to the post-Parkland school shooting gun control push by saying, “New gun laws aren’t the answer to preventing more mass shootings like the one at a Florida high school.”

Yet Hogg cites Lamb as proof that people are turning against Trump and the NRA.
Ultimately, Hogg’s PSA contains yet another call for broader participation in the fast-approaching student march for gun control.

The march has lots of leftist backing and big financial donations from celebrities. For example, on February 20 Breitbart News reported that George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg are donating $500,000 each to the march.

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham watched Hogg’s video and listened to him ask, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” She responded by saying, “Your 15 Minutes is Up: Perhaps if one stayed in school, one would know to use the plural.”

What Were The Ages Of The Soldiers In The Battle Of King’s Mountain NC?

 Via David

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This transcript (which was bot-generated, so it’s not fit for human consumption unless you’re patient and forgiving), is interesting and informative.
So a little research battle kings mountain which you may be familiar with just west of here over in Cleveland county. Was one of the turning ports in the American revolution. And in researching that battle … One of the things I found Is that for people who were in the battle where they knew their ages. Over eighty of the participants were under the age of eighteen.
So don’t bother me with debates about why 18-year olds cannot be trusted with rifles unless you want to live under British rule.

This Couple Have Spent 7 Years in the New Zealand Wilderness

DiGenova on Tucker on McCabe: "Everyone of these people should be put on a wanted poster"

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