Weapon Wednesday – New Polymer “Leaves No Trace”

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Paul Kohl
  • Researchers have developed a polymer that disappears in an instant when you push a button to trigger an internal mechanism or the sun hits it.
  • The polymer has specifically been developed for the Department of Defense.
  • Scientists are regularly looking for better ways to hide materials, like invisibility cloaks. read more

The Left’s Bill of Wrongs

by: Brent Smith

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The Atlantic wrote recently of, “an obscure New York City ordinance governing how firearms owners could—note the past tense—travel with their weapons.”

Under this law, “New Yorkers with a “premises” license had to keep their guns in their homes at all times, except when being taken to a licensed target-shooting facility for practice and training. But those facilities had to be in New York City itself. “Premises” licensees could not put their guns in their trunk and drive out of town for any reason—not to go to a gun range, not to compete in a shooting match, not to take the guns to a second home.”

A premises license? Well heck. If this isn’t unconstitutional, I frankly don’t know what is. Just where in the Second Amendment does it say anything about being forced to keep your guns at home at all times? Answer: NOWHERE!!

But as bad as this is, it is not my point.

The plantiffs, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, as well as the NRA, sued all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and much to most peoples’ surprise, they agreed to review the case. read more

WND Exclusive – The Myth of Poverty in America

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Bernie Sanders says, “If I’m not mistaken, China has made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any other country in the history of civilization. They’ve done a lot of things for their people.”

Yes they have, unless you are one of “their people” who just happens to be part of the Chinese Muslim community, for example, or not part of the Maoist cultural revolution, which killed an estimated 20-45 million.

But what should we expect from Bernie the Red? This is the same guy who trumpeted the Cuban Communist health-care system. read more

Lasers Keep the Birds Away

Lasers have been found to make effective scarecrows against birds such as starlings and red-winged blackbirds
Lasers have been found to make effective scarecrows against birds such as starlings and red-winged blackbirds

It may not be very pretty, but a new laser “scarecrow” is helping farmers to protect their sweetcorn crops from marauding birds. Developed by University of Rhode Island (URI) professor of plant sciences Rebecca Brown, the new system uses constantly moving beams of green laser light to scare off birds like starlings and red-winged blackbirds before they can tuck into a ripe ear. read more

So Labor Day is Not a Full-Blown Communist Holiday

From: National Review

Red Monday

There isn’t much good to say about Labor Day, except maybe that it could be worse — it could be on May 1, which would make it a full-on Communist holiday instead of a merely crypto-Communist one. For that we can thank Grover Cleveland, the last pretty-good Democrat (seriously: gold standard, anti-tariff, vetoed twice as many bills as all of his predecessors combined — Rand Paul is a fan), who pushed for the creation of a labor festival in September as cultural competition to the international workers’ celebration in May, sort of the reverse of the strategy of the early Church fathers’ choosing the dates of heathen festivals for the new Christian holidays.

So, from the two out of three working-age Americans who are gainfully employed, a round of applause for President Cleveland. But crypto-Communist holidays are not so great, either.

Labor Day, like Obamacare and much else that is distasteful about American public life today, is a product of American liberals’ desire to be Canadians. The ’Nucks started celebrating labor on the first Monday in September in the 1880s; this holiday grew out of a parade celebrating a typographical workers’ strike in 1872. Soon, U.S. labor bosses, especially the Marxist Central Labor Union, wanted a holiday of their own. read more

Audio Podcast – Seattle’s Hose Problem – Let’s talk Climate Change Again

by: Brent Smith

Seattle’s homeless – slash – feces problem:

A lot of major cities have this problem. Crap and drug needles all over the streets, sidewalks – everywhere. And it’s a constant battle about how to get rid of it.

Well, in Seattle, the thought is to power wash the crap into the street storm drains and wash it away. Sounds like a reasonable and economic solution – right?

Well, one city councilman in Seattle says that they can’t use hoses to wash away the crap, because it will bring back memories and images of when racists used fire hoses to put down blacks in the South.

How about a little something on Climate Change:

Notice that literally no one is calling it global warming anymore. Think that’s by accident?

Climate Change is one of the only true constants. If the public would just use their brains, they would realize this and then figure out that this whole scare is nothing but politically and financially motivated. And believe you me, it is scaring people.

But if man disappeared tomorrow, the climate would just go on changing like it’s done since Earth developed a climate.

The Sun would continue to do what it does, the Moon’s orbit will continue to shift, the continents will continue to move, ocean currents will continue to shift, as will wind patterns. All contribute to an ever-changing climate. And there’s not a thing we can do to stop or prevent it. read more

Illegals – Arizona Colleges Are Open for Business

So come one – come all … and pay half the tuition rate that everyone else does! So says the State’s Republican Governor. The Governor is clearly violating federal law, but that just doesn’t seem to matter anymore. Voters in Arizona must be so proud!

from Conservative Review:

REPUBLICAN governor of Arizona applauds ILLEGAL discounted state college tuition for illegal immigrants

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

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Do the people of Arizona have a say in the future of their own state, or is their destiny controlled completely by illegal aliens working with unelected bureaucrats and courts to override state and federal law? Evidently, Doug Ducey, the alleged Republican governor of the Grand Canyon State, believes that illegal aliens should receive privileges as Arizonans. Arizonans will continue to pay for the rope to hang themselves and they will like it, according to Ducey. Who needs Democrats when Republicans have already turned the state blue? read more

The Black Hole Beemer

The world's first Vantablack car is a BMW X6
The world’s first Vantablack car is a BMW X6

Vantablack, first announced in 2014, is a rare real-life special effect, a coating so black that it sucks in almost every photon that hits it. It makes any three-dimensional object basically look like a hole has been cut in the universe. Painted in this array of infintessimally small carbon nanotubes, everything loses its appearance of shape, because there’s no light or shade to define it. It’s incredibly unnerving to look at, and since the moment it was first announced, people have been saying “for the love of all that’s holy, put this stuff on a car, it would be the sickest thing in history.” read more

Working Hard in School is Racist – So Says Bill de Blasio

from the Federalist:

Bill De Blasio: Merit Is Racist, So We Won’t Allow It In NYC Public Schools

Merit is now racist, as far as Bill de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group is concerned. His new plans are just the next step in active discrimination against hardworking students, for the sake of equal outcomes.

Merit is now considered racist, as New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio’s new education advisory committee suggests. A panel de Blasio appointed recently recommended ending selective merit-based programs in city public schools, even when no evidence supports the accusation of racial discrimination simply because people of some racial backgrounds fail to achieve as much as others do. read more

Would You Like a Pig Heart?

Pig hearts may be adapted for human use within three years in a breakthrough move that could clear the UK donor list, a leading surgeon has said.

Sir Terence English, who performed Britain’s first ever successful heart transplant, said his mentee from the 1979 operation will try to replace a human kidney with a pigs before the end of the year.

He believes this could pave the way for more complicated organ transplants in the process called ‘xenotransplantation’.