Sunday, May 17, 2015

REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run Live

Mosin Nagant, Afghan Capture

Via AndrewA74


More pictures @ Imgur

I purchased her from a surplus dealer about a year and a half ago. He had three rifles with him that came from the same lot (there were only two left when I found them); a beat up Enfield that had a half inch of bolt slop when closed, as well as missing the magazine and stock handguard, and this Mosin. The other rifles was a "more intricately decorated mosin" which sadly was gone before I got there. I bought this rifle for a song. The dealer gave me this story, which I do believe:

A soldier out of Ft. Bragg brought this rifle back. It was captured from non-friendly forces during an engagement. The rifle was test fired and the casing stuck in the chamber. It had to be beat out with a rod. The rifle was scheduled to be destroyed along with other arms via being crushed by a tank (this is the only part of the story I find suspect. Would they have used a tank to crush weapons?). The rifle was picked out by a soldier to be saved. He attempted to sneak it home, and he got caught. So the rifle was confiscated and scheduled to be destroyed again. Another soldier picked her out and smuggled her home successfully, with the other rifles that the dealer had. When the dealer got it, it was "covered" in rust, so he derusted it, and flat black spray painted it.

As far as the rifle goes, it's a (non refurb hehe) late 1921 Izhevsk Dragoon. The numbers on the barrel shank and stock match. The bolt does not match. The floorplate is unnumbered. The tang date is 1915, which is consistent with the rifles produced at Izhevsk in 1921. There is very very little spring tension left in the striker spring, I'm very surprised it fired. The action is caked in motor oil which I have been loathe to clean, because I think it's part of the rifle's story. Also, the bore looks like a smoothbore musket. The stock damage is consistent with heavy use, and the accouterments seem to be consistent with Afghan use. The barrel bands are crudely fashioned (except for the one original one that is still on there). I am not sure what they are fashioned from but I believe it is either Aluminum / Pewter for one and Brass for the other one. I have not fired it because of the poor condition of it, but I have no doubt as to whether it would integrally be fine. I'm just worried about the stock.

Not sure where the OP found it, but I did post it on Russian Gun forum (Guns.Ru) to see what they would think. Interestingly, I believe it may have been used against the Basmachi movement in Afghanistan. In the Early 1920's, the Basmachi waged a Jihad against the Soviets. It led to a few Afghan cities being occupied. It was likely left over from that. Either that, or it was given as aid to the Afghan government during this time. Of course there are many other scenarios which this rifle could have ended up where it did, but I believe these two are the most likely.

I love this rifle. Imagine how many people it has fired at. It is one of the few rifles in my collection that fired at American forces, and that is special to me.

Comments and stats pertaining to recent Baltimore race riots

Via Billy

The con works like this: Blacks claim racism. They scream and demonstrate. Their leaders fly in to pump up the excitement. The lickspittle press clucks about oppression. Lickspittle whites join the demonstrations. Eventually the facts come out, and they are nothing like what was initially claimed–but it makes no difference. Blacks are so drunk on indignation that facts don’t matter, and whites are so drunk on self righteousness they can’t see they were flimflammed.

We’ve seen this over and over: Trayvon Martin, the Duke Rape Hoax, the Jena Six, Tawana Brawley, the “Compton Cookout”/UC San Diego fraud, Michael Brown and America’s never-ending stream of hate-crime hoaxes.

The cries of racism and white oppression ring hollow. It’s a tired storyline. Facts are always inconvenient to race baiters with an agenda to extract more money from whites with a guilty conscience and the inability or unwillingness to speak the truth. Let’s examine some facts about good old Charm City, USA.

The fine citizens of this metropolis have not elected a Republican as mayor since 1963, before the War on Poverty began. That mayor’s 4 year term is the only interruption in Democrat rule since 1947. They have had Democrat control for 64 of the last 68 years, and sole control for the last 48 years straight.

Their mayor is black. Their previous mayor, Sheila Dixon, was black. She was convicted of embezzlement in 2010 and couldn’t finish her term. They had a white mayor (current Democratic Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley) for eight years. The mayor before him was black.

Their City Council consists of 15 members. All fifteen are Democrats. The Council President is black. Democrats have had control of legislation in Baltimore for the last 50 years. Every program, policy, initiative, or school curriculum that exists in Baltimore was enacted by liberal Democrats.

The Police Commissioner is black. Approximately 50% of the police force is black.
The School Superintendent is black, along with the School Board. The district has an annual budget of $1.32 billion to teach 84,000 kids. The Baltimore school system ranks second among the nation’s 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil at $15,700 per student. Only NYC spends more. Only two thirds of students graduate high school, despite this high level of spending.
The average SAT scores of Baltimore City public school students are: 379 in Reading; 376 in Math; 381 in Writing. These are the scores of the best of the best in Baltimore schools who actually think they should get into college. The average scores in the country, which still suck, are around 500. Students with these scores have about a 15% chance of graduating college. This is the ROI you get after spending $188,000 per student over their 12 year academic career.

The population of Baltimore is 623,000 and 63% are black. Median household income is $41,000, with 24% living below the poverty line. The home ownership rate is 48%. The percentage of college graduates is 27%.

The population was 950,000 in 1950, so it has fallen by 35% in the last 65 years. The population was 24% black in 1950. Decades of liberal Democrat policies drove most of the white population out of the city.

Baltimore’s violent crime rate is 370% higher than the U.S. rate. They have over 200 murders, 300 rapes, 3,600 robberies, 4,600 assaults, 7,800 burglaries, and 22,000 thefts per year. These are all 2 to 4 times the U.S. averages per 100,000 people.

Over 35% of all Baltimore residents get food stamps. Over 85% of the kids get free breakfasts and lunches at school. More than 60% of Baltimore residents are receiving some form of government assistance.
Baltimore’s welfare paradise is paid for by outrageously high taxes. It’s income tax rate of 3.2% is on top of the state rate of 4.75%. It’s property tax rate is more than double the other counties in Maryland. The sales tax rate is 6%. Corporations pay an income tax rate of 8.25%.

The percentage of out of wedlock births to black women in Baltimore exceeds 72%. Baltimore and Detroit are the two cities with populations over 600,000 with the highest percentage of single parent households – 59% to 61%.

The reported unemployment rate for Baltimore is 8.2%, one of the highest in the country. In reality, 42% of the working age population is not working. Young black men between the ages of 20 and 24 have a reported unemployment rate of 37%. But in reality, it is north of 60%. The number of employees in 1990 totaled 475,000. Today they total 365,000, down 23%.

Charges Dismissed Against Kent Hovind! For Now?

Here is some rare good news. In the past we have covered the case of Kent Hovind.

Briefly, Hovind is already in jail on tax and financial charges, including the ridiculous charge of “structuring.”* He was being tried a second time on some new charges. He may or may not be technically guilty of some crime, it’s too esoteric to dig into, but the charges against him are gratuitous as is the potential penalty. The Feds should have better things to do than go after harmless thought criminals like Kent Hovind.

In the initial second trial, Hovind was found guilty on some contempt of court charges but the jury hung (reportedly 11-1) on the other charges. This was the new trial on the unresolved charges. The link above covers the details pretty well. It is from Forbes and the author is clearly skeptical of Hovind and his claims, but I thought it covered the facts of the case well. The charges were dismissed “without prejudice,” so the Feds can refile them later if they want to.
More with video @ Conservative Heritage Times

2016 Dodge Viper ACR is a Bargain at $117,895

 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

It’s been a long time since the Viper has worn an American Club Racer (ACR) badge, but Dodge has announced that the street-legal race car will be available in 2016 with a starting price of $117,895. Compared to other ultimate-version cars like Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS ($175,900) and Nissan’s GT-R NISMO ($149,990), the Viper ACR is a value buy considering that you’re getting a track-prepped car right off the showroom floor.

More @ The Burnout

Drag Racing in Brazil: 1,500 Horsepower Chevrolet Opala

Don’t let your eyes deceive you. This Chevy II/Nova look-alike is actually a Chevrolet Opala, a mid-size car unique to the Brazilian domestic market beginning in 1969. Since the language of power and speed are universal, no translator is needed as we watch this 1,500 horsepower early-gen Opala tear it up on the track at Speedway Music Park in Brazil.

The dragstrip at SMP is only an eighth-mile long, but this car, nicknamed “Opala Metal,” has previously achieved a 6.9 second quarter-mile.

Watch the entire video for views from different exterior and interior cameras.

More @ The Burnout

I apologize in advance.......:) NATO foreign ministers sing 'We Are The World'

Via mormyshka

Meet The New Landlords


…If you watched the 1 hour 20 minute video of the Victory Day Parade, you are aware that the celebration sent a powerful message. Russia is a first class military power, and Russia is backed by China and India, whose soldiers marched with Russia’s in the parade.

So, while the increasingly irrelevant West, absorbed in its own self-importance, snubbed the celebration of the victory that the Red Army gave them over Hitler, the three largest countries in the world were present united. Russia has the largest land mass, and China and India, also large land masses, have the world’s largest populations. The celebration in Moscow made it clear that Washington has failed miserably to isolate Russia. What Washington has done is to make the BRICS more unified. With the President of China sitting at the right hand of Putin, the celebration also made it completely clear even to the morons in the Obama regime that Washington is no longer the Uni-power…

More with video @ WRSA

REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling - Live


Via Skynet

"All veterans that go to the VA are questioned about their firearms ownership." (This isn't true. BT)
I may not always be the brightest candle on the cake, but it doesn’t take a wall to fall on me for certain things to come clearly into focus. That is what has happened in the last few weeks as we at the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) have continued to move forward with our investigation into the expanding assault of the Federal and some state governments on the Second Amendment rights of our veterans.

What we have uncovered is a coordinated effort by multiple federal agencies to disarm the American people. The tactics being used are not just violating the Constitutional rights of Americans, but include outright criminal acts such as extortion and blackmail. Veterans continue to be the primary target, but the groundwork has been laid to expand the disarmament efforts to the rest of the population.

The veterans are clearly considered the most dangerous of the gun owners in the country because there are 23 million of us and we all took an oath of office to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” We are trained to do just that so we pose a threat to those who want to take away our Constitutional republic.

More @ Connelly