Had he ever been "adjudicated as a mental defective?" If so, how did he answer that question on his 4473? Did he actually acquire his weapon in such a manner that a completed 4473 and NICS check occurred?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/08/2021 11:43 Comments ||
I bet Hunter Biden answered those same questions the same way.
Sometimes I feel we have become too civilized.
Because in the old school days, anyone doing this and caught red-handed, (regardless of race or color) would have gotten a ride out the Swamp area to meet the gators and snakes. Either by family, or John Law, if he wasn't wet already.
[Epoch Times] The number of COVID-19 deaths in Alameda County, California, fell by about 25 percent after health officials changed their methodology for total mortality count, removing deaths that weren’t a "direct result" of the disease or "in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out." Amazing. That they admitted it.
"Alameda County previously included any person who died while infected with the virus in the total COVID-19 deaths for the County," the county’s public health department said in a statement (pdf). For example, someone who tested positive for the virus before dying in a car accident would still have been counted toward the COVID-19 death toll. And your rationale for that method would be?
"Aligning with the State’s definition will require Alameda County to report as COVID-19 deaths only those people who died as a direct result of COVID-19, with COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, or in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out," the health officials said, noting that their system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on the dashboard and to the state was implemented early in the pandemic, before the state established guidelines for how deaths should be classified. So we chose a method that would impact Trump's re-election, of course.
[CNN] ...the organization formerly known as the Cable News Network. Now who knows what it might stand for... The Supreme Court ...the political football known as The Highest Court in the Land, home of penumbrae and emanations... on Monday declined to hear a constitutional challenge to the male-only registration requirement for the draft filed by a group called the National Coalition for Men.
The court's order means that for now even though the draft is not implemented, only men will still be required to register for the selective service.
"At least for now," Sotomayor wrote, "the court's longstanding deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting review while Congress actively weighs the issue."
The group had asked the justices to reconsider a 1981 decision that upheld the Military Selective Service Act under which men -- but not women -- are required to register for the draft. Key to the court's ruling, which was decided by a court made up of all men, was its observation that "women as a group...unlike men as a group, are not eligible for combat."
Correct decision because it is solely the power of Congress per Article I, Section 8. The use of the word 'draft' is a misnomer. It is the selective activation of the federal militia. Under Section 8, Congress shall have the power..to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
Title X USC defines the militia.
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
That's why the old office responsible for the 'draft' was called the Selective Service as in selective activation of the militia. Note well it specifically identifies the militia and not (in)voluntary public service that some pols push and use the 'draft' as a rationale.
Let me suggest that this was far from an effort to insure equality in service but instead intended to be the first domino in getting rid of the vestigial draft entirely. Congress does not - DOES FU@KING NOT - have the courage to change the law, and had the Supremes ruled that women had to register, that would have been the end of Selective Service. That, of course, the Congresscritters and the Biden Administration would have found the stones to do.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/08/2021 11:08 Comments ||
I doubt the Left would give up the Draft. There is a desire for compulsory corvée labor (Socialism, yes?) that keeps coming back every year or so. The poor would dig ditches and the children of the apparatchiks would serve secretaries, of course.
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Æthiopia has stepped up army deployment near the Grand Æthiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), setting off the alarm on tensions rising between the African state on the one hand and Egypt and Sudan on the other.
For its part, Cairo voiced deep rejection of any unilateral action undertaken by Addis Ababa before the signing of a comprehensive agreement on filling and operating the GERD.
In grave disregard of the need for a tripartite deal with Egypt and Sudan, Æthiopia insists on filling the dam over the upcoming wet season, which will occur over the next few weeks.
This has spurred substantial anxiety within the other two North African states over securing their share from Nile waters. Both Sudan and Egypt are arguing that Æthiopia is arbitrarily choosing to foil decade-old negotiations.
"Æthiopian Air Force reinforcements around the Renaissance Dam are stronger than ever," said Æthiopian Air Force (EAF) Commander Yilma Merdasa, according to a blurb posted by the state-run news agency ...and if you can't trust the state-run news agency who can you believe?... on Facebook.
Well, I hear you, B., but I don't buy it. My post was from around 1115 EDT but got deleted hours later. I also don't see any mea culpa. Oh well, Silicon Valley now has a new member called The Rantburg.
I can't wait if these guys meet after the group stage; it'll be exponentially worse than the soccer goons in Russia and Poland dancing the group stage at Euro 2012, where these idiots placed those two teams in the same group.
[WorldFootball] Ukraine insisted Monday it would not allow anyone to insult its football kit that features Moscow-annexed Crimea, while Western allies gave the uniforms emblazoned with popular patriotic chants a thumbs up.
Kiev has provoked Moscow's ire after its football association unveiled Euro 2020 kits that show the outline of Ukraine including Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
The shirts also feature the words "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!"
Ukraine's football association told AFP the national team wore the kit for the first time in a Euro 2020 warm-up against Cyprus in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on Monday.
Just checked the schedule - slight chance of these guys hooking up, if they both get outta the group round /; grab the wildcard slots.
[Just The News] Former President Donald Trump and conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly will participate in four live ticketed events later this year.
"Dubbed "The History Tour," President Trump will provide a never before heard inside view of his administration — which will be historical in and of itself," a press release explains.
The tour, which will include four dates, kicks off in Sunrise, Florida this Dec. 11 and 12, with the other events slated for two Texas cities, Houston and Dallas, on Dec. 18 and 19 respectively.
"These will be wonderful but hard-hitting sessions where we'll talk about the real problems happening in the U.S., those that the Fake News Media never mention. I will be focusing on greatness for our Country, something seldom discussed in political dialogue. If we don't make our Country great again, we will soon no longer have a Country! I look forward to working with Bill, who right now has the #1 bestselling book, to openly discuss the real problems of our Country, and how to solve them. Additionally, it will be fun, fun, fun, for everyone who attends!" Trump said.
"My job as a historian/journalist is to get important things on the record in a fact-based way. These conversations with the 45th President will not be boring," O'Reilly said.
I'm not a big fan of O'Reilly. The interviews on his old Fox News show had a tendency to turn into shouting matches because he would never listen to his guests so I couldn't hear a thing worth hearing. I usually agreed with his monologues but he was a bully and a loud mouth during interviews. Got to the point where I just didn't bother watching anymore.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/08/2021 11:45 Comments ||
[HotAir] It’s a phenomenon that has surprised — and elated — medical experts: A growing number of COVID-19 “long-haulers,” those with lingering long-term symptoms linked to the virus, are reporting sudden improvement after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Initial research has found that anywhere from 30% to 40% of these patients describe some symptom relief post-vaccination, the latest medical mystery posed by the new virus. It’s still unclear why some coronavirus survivors don’t seem to get better weeks or even months after infection. Now scientists and physicians are trying to understand why many of these patients seem to feel better after getting vaccinated, improvements that range from a mild decline in symptoms to a life-changing return to their pre-COVID-19 health. Theories include the possibility that the vaccine might be stopping a harmful immune response in long-haulers or that the shot could be resetting their immune systems. Some clinicians and scientists have theorized that long-haulers suffer from residual amounts of virus remaining in their bodies, and vaccination might help their immune systems fight off what’s left over.
Equally puzzling is why the shots seem to help some long-haul patients recuperate while others report no symptom improvement after getting immunized.
“We don’t have a lot else to offer people with long-COVID,” said Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease physician at Columbia University in New York. “So the thing we encourage across the board is get those vaccine doses, see if it makes a difference.”
And after clicking through Hot Air is Conservative News, the rest is positive sayings Chicago Tribune pulls from Facebook.
I'd sooner trust a truck stop bathroom wall, and the floor to be clean enough to set my items down on.
Long Covid, like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, is a syndrome whose cause(s) and etiology are not understood. So it’s reasonable that out of this black box some would be impacted by a thing for no apparent reason, while others equally inexplicably are not.
So this unmanned craft does the re-fueling role just fine but Boeing still has problems making the KC-46 boom work correctly.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/08/2021 9:01 Comments ||
/\ Probe and drogue system makes the following aircraft responsible for much of the "fiddly stuff" of refueling. Still, this could 'free' manned F/A-18s for strike missions instead of orbiting the carriers as tankers
Many years ago I was the backup Network Eng. at Seymour Johnson AFB for the KC-130 Simulator
One our contracted "tasks" ☺ was testing (flying) the KC-130 Boom/Bot Simulators. While there I got to see a Video of a inflight refueling accident.
A refueling of a USAF F-4 jet between Iceland and Greenland. The hose kinked the jet pulled away and the hose filled the starboard side engine with JP fuel. Massive Backfire/ flames and etc... Needless to say the jet had issues and ditched.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.