Wednesday Miscellany

 Wednesday Miscellany

1. Jewish Community Center shooter Glenn Miller identified as FBI informant : “Glenn Miller, the former North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader, arrested in the Kansas City Jewish Community Center shootings that killed three people on Sunday, has been identified previously as an FBI informant.”

2. If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do? : “Interestingly enough, though, the government has done quite a bit of work to figure out what exactly would happen if a suitcase nuke — which, I know, doesn’t really exist, but, for the sake of this example, bear with me — actually did explode a few blocks from the White House.”

3. The FERC Says That Terrorists Could Shut Down The U.S. Power Grid For More Than A Month : “Imagine a world without electricity. Not just for a few days in a limited area, like after a storm. I’m talking about every American across the country unable to conduct ordinary business, heat their homes, access money or keep food fresh – for weeks or even months.”

4. Who owns the west? Does the Constitution make provision for the federal government to own and control “public land”? This is the only question we need to consider. Currently, the federal government “owns” approximately 30% of the United States territory. The majority of this federally owned land is in the West. For example, the feds control more than 80% of Nevada and more than 55% of Utah.

5. Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves : “Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.”

6. Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling : “In Congress, the vulnerability of the power grid has emerged as among the most pressing domestic security concerns.”

7. Michael Bloomberg on Gun Control – he plans to spend $50,000,000 in an attempt to take away your right of gun ownership : ‘This Is a Battle for the Hearts and Minds of America’ he says…

Comments

  1. Anyone ever hear of the MK-54 SADM? Small Atomic Demolition Munition? It weighed 50 lbs and had a dial-a-yield up to 1kt and was designed for some guy with an IQ of the weight of the bomb to parachute in and blow up a dam or something. I used to guard nukes at the Sierra Army Depot and these were part of the arsenal.

    If we can build them why can’t Russia and provide it to a terrorist? If he nuked D.C., well….

  2. #5 Does it make any differerance?

    • Well, to the people in the immediate blast area, yes. But in a high altitude nuke detonation then you have no immediate blast effects, but massive EMP effects. That means powers grids and the attendant devices, which we all so overwhelmingly rely on in the 21st century, would be subject to failure. So pick your poison. At least ground level detonation ( if limited) do not cripple the whole national grid.

      • i’d feel terrible for the real people in dc. in spite of the huge size of the mess they make pols are not really all that numerous.

  3. Liked #4 that was well written .
    #5 hmm my memory said that that was an old volcanic area . Which is why the soils are so good for spuds. Then you got all that activity in the ring of fire . Related? I don’t know.

    • I think when it comes to all the reported seismic activity there’s something we need to keep in mind – new (last 100 years or so) technology allows us to detect and immediately report every seismic event no matter how small. How much of what we hear about now would have gone completely unnoticed to anyone but those immediately affected 50 years ago? Before we panic over increased reports we should consider if it is the number/severity of seismic events that is increasing or the number of reports we see in the media. Same thing goes for increases storm activity, 100 years ago how many of us would have heard about a heavy typhoon season in the south pacific?

      Also as a side note – when I click submit I keep selecting the “replies to my comments” option but I get no notifications. Thoughts?

      • patientmomma says:

        I get earthquake RSS feed from USGS and the entire earth rumbles almost constantly. BUT, the number of events over 5.0 have increased exponentially in the last 5 years. The ring of fire is at its most active now more than any time in the last 20 years (according to USGS). What has also increased is our communications capability, so we know what is happening in near real time.

  4. #2- Ummm My HAPPY dance…?…!

  5. Off the subject but I thought I should post it as it needs to be seen

    – 53-46 vote This needs to go viral HOORAY ? a 53-46 voteThe U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11. It: ?CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries?.By a 53-46 vote – The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY.This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around…reloading.Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy Us? Well, let their names become known ! See below . If you vote in one of the states listed with these 46 ?legis..traitors?? vote against them.In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the Senate Bill reads: “To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry, now get this, on all private guns and ammo.Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.Baldwin (D-WI)Baucus (D-MT)Bennett (D-CO)Blumenthal (D-CT)Boxer (D-CA)Brown (D-OH)Cantwell (D-WA)Cardin (D-MD)Carper (D-DE)Casey (D-PA)Coons (D-DE)Cowan (D-MA)Durbin (D-IL)Feinstein (D-CA)Franken (D-MN)Gillibrand (D-NY)Harkin (D-IA)Hirono (D-HI)Johnson (D-SD)Kaine (D-VA)King (I-ME)Klobuchar (D-MN)Landrieu (D-LA)Leahy (D-VT)Levin (D-MI)McCaskill (D-MO)Menendez (D-NJ)Merkley (D-OR)Mikulski (D-MD)Murphy (D-CT)Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-FL)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV)Rockefeller (D-WV)Sanders (I-VT)Schatz (D-HI)Schumer (D-NY)Shaheen (D-NH)Stabenow (D-MI)Udall (D-CO)Udall (D-NM)Warner (D-VA)Warren (D-MA)Whitehouse (D-RI)Wyden (D-OR)Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take OUR guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed.46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.Please send this to SOMEONE! ____________________________________________________________ –

    • JP in MT says:

      poorman:

      You got a couple of names and states reversed. I found the article and it’s dated 6 Feb! The only reason I looked was Baucus (D-MT) who is now the ambassador to China.(for his work on ACA, he admittedly knows nothing about China!).

      • JP
        The fact of the article being a couple of months old is IMHO irrelevant though I have no problem with you pointing it out. I did a copy and paste so didn’t check on the fact that a couple of names were reversed ( again thanks for pointing it out ) the reason I posted was to keep in mind how close we are to losing the right to the 2nd amendment and to make people think when they go to the poles.

    • Already going to vote against my two because of their stances on immigration (they let them in and use my tax $ to subsidize them) and for cutting veterans’ benefits -just one more damn thing they’ve done to lose my vote

      • mom of three says:

        Of course both senator’s, in my state were on there. I have voted against those two women for years. I wish we had term limits on the senator’s patty murey, is going on 20 years.Time for some of these people, to move out and get real jobs again and see how it’s really like in the real world, and how their voting, has made either better or worse!

        • mom of three
          Thank you— thank you for letting us know we are not alone out there.
          We have ‘those’ two from CA who think we need our hands held going to an from the bathroom, actually I am not surprised they do not need to wipe our tooshies for us .
          Remember they have “armed” security to protect them an Diana F has a CCW permit, but, oh heaven forbid we the citizens of CA, allowed to have any kind of fire arm……….oohh noooo.

        • Hi from Eastern WA.
          I am always amazed that Murray and Cantwell keep getting reelected! Where are the term limits when you need them?! I cringe every time I see her at the podium on TV. I know that whatever they’re doing can’t be in our best interests.

        • will e styles says:

          I’m trapped in the middle of the two big cities on the west side every time they make the news I know something bad is about to happen. (Boeing tanker deal, followed by the destruction of the union and work environment with a rigged vote.) Term limits and having to live on / with what they have created. Sorry for the rant.

    • Hunker-Down says:

      There are 46 “first citizens” who once again demonstrated that they do not have the capacity for logical thinking. No wonder there so many ‘unintended consequences’ from the laws they don’t read, but vote on.

      It would be good for us if you would remind us of that list as we get closer to the election season.
      In my state, the democratic senator has never demonstrated the ability for independent thought: a party robot.

    • poorman,
      You stated, “In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly>/b> passed a measure”.
      I would point out that it was not at all a narrow vote, since a 2/3 vote is required to ratify a treaty. That would mean flipping 20 of the 53 votes. It is still something that needs eternal vigilance, but it was turned down with a rather comfortable margin.

      • Oops, blew the HTML on that one. Wanted only to bold narrowly

      • Ohio Prepper

        I guess that would depend on what you call a comfortable margin. IMHO if even one elected representative votes to take away one of the rights I am guaranteed by the constitution I don’t feel comfortable. The point of the post was to give people some idea of who they should vote for or against. Not that this would be the only reason to cast a vote but I would seriously look at any candidate that thinks my right to bear arms should be taken away. Again JMHO.

    • Donna in MN says:

      Most of these Oles and Svens up here support Frankenstein because Sven said to Olie, “Ole, stand in fronna my car and tell me if da turn signals are vorking”.

      Sven said: “Ya, No, Ya, No, Ya, No, Ya, No….”

      Dat’s Min-a-Soooo-ta fer ya. A bunch of oof-das.

      • Donna in MN
        Thank you for the laugh………..some days this site is my stress reliever with your great sense of humor.

        If you really want her we could make you a package deal, you get Frankenstein with a Boxer on the side. :-)

    • I’m not suprised McCaskill is on the list. The woman is a witch that starts a B.

  6. Hunker-Down says:

    #2. I would pray for he dead. I would celebrate the demise of political organizations. I would stop paying taxes.

    #3. One month? Ridiculous!
    The article reports that there are 7 U.S. companies that can build replacement transformers. That’s good news (I thought there were none in this country). I wonder how a manufacturer can load a transformer onto a truck without electrical cranes.I wonder how one of those companies can deliver a new transformer to a job site when no one can pump gas for their truck? I wonder who will drive the truck through warring communities fighting for food?

    #4. According to the article, Nevada owns Nevada, not the BLM. Bundy should sue. We need to support him.
    M.D. posted an article yesterday stating that Bundy has followed 100% of the laws of his state; The governor seems to be on his side. Me too.

    #6. Lloyds of London wont insure? No to worry, just put Nancy Pelosi in charge of the grid. Hehehehe.

    #7. Michael Bloomberg NEEDS a time out; or grow up and see a psychiatrist.
    What kind of ego needs to be surrounded by gun toting thugs and still need to disarm the rest of us? Doesn’t he trust the thugs he pays to protect himself?

    • HD
      You gave me a great laugh on your responses.

      Off the subject, but how is your dw doing after her procedure?

      • Hunker-Down says:

        Becky,

        Thank you for asking. It will be weeks before we know if the radiation was successful. She had to wear a metal frame around her head for 7 hours. It is bolted onto ones head with 4 screws that pierce the skin up to but not into the skull. During a cat scan and later during the radiation session the head frame is bolted onto each machine so that the patient cant move. She is having minor problems with the four wounds and REALLY doesn’t like the 12 (two a day) Lovenox injections into her stomach. The shots are a necessary replacement for her Coumadin blood thinner. Tomorrow is the last day for the shots.
        In summary, the head screws hurt, the stomach shots hurt and the radiation was painless.

        • HD
          Ask if they have an “I-MRI” machine where she is getting treatment. Dh had to use the metal frame his first time for treat in the throat area, but the second time he had to go through this again, they had acquired this specialized machine. It pin points the radiation treatment like a laser beam where it does not touch any other tissue except where they are trying to kill the cancer cells.
          Give your wife a hug from a spouse of cancer survivor. Keep us posted on how she is progressing.
          Before I forget, the tissue where they are treating her will become hard, if you have a health food store close by pickup Emu oil to rub on the area treated it will keep the skin soft. Just let your doctor know. My dh doc now recommends it to all her patients who receive radiation treatments.

    • 1 Man + God=A Majority says:

      #7–on Bloomberg.

      The guy is apparently an ego maniacal psychopath who, not happy with more wealth that he can ever use, wants supreme POWER over your life and mine by denying us our God-given rights of self defense.

      This seems to be the “game plan” of these elites. They have wealth, fame, and riches–BUT inevitably finally lust after ABSOLUTE POWER.

      In effect, they want to be come an earthly “god,” holding the power of life and death over us all.

      Nothing is new under the sun. We’ve seen this throughout human history. Only problem to these murderous whack-jobs is that our founding Fathers saw the future clearly AND provided not only our Constitution, but the 2nd Amendment.

      How much longer can America take these traitors, tyrants, and psychopaths, most of whom hold elected offices today? We are reaching the point of “critical mass” where either freedom or slavery will prevail.

      Try banning or taking our firearms, Mr. Bloomberg–you will see real quickly how red-blooded Americans feel about you and your kind. It’s called the “box theorem,” and, I am happy to say, it’s enshrined in our founding documents, dated 4 JULY 1776:

      SOAP BOX–BALLOT BOX–BULLET BOX

      ” But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. ”

      IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
      The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

      I can still read, Mr. Bloomberg, am fairly strong and healthy at 71 years of God-given age, own firearms, am a fairly decent shot, am not afraid or fearful or you or your kind, and am ready, willing and able to sacrifice my life, fortune, but never my duty or sacred honor to my beloved country.

      You start this tyranny–we’ll end it! Believe it.

  7. #4 It would cost approx. $1.35 a month per head of cattle to graze on Federal Land. Land owned by Nevada would charge approx $12.00 a month per head. Bundy has not followed the law in any way, shape or form. The other ranchers in this country who ARE paying the fees are NOT on his side. The Cattle Men’s Association are not with him either. It is obviously not fair to the other cattle ranchers who are law abiding citizens. Bundy needs to pay what he owes and I do believe he will in due time. We all have to pay our taxes, and if Bundy has built up 1 million dollars in fees over the last 20 years of his non-compliance to the law I bet he can easily afford to.

    • Markiah
      I am not sure how old you are, but sometimes laws are written to favor the needs of people like your Senator. Whom I have never trusted, would not vote for if I lived in your area.
      Yes, I grew up with ranching. Why do you have to pay grazing rights when the land actually belongs to the State of Nevada and not BLM, more government crawling up your
      gluteus maximus.
      I do not wish to start an argument, but if it smells rotten in the desert area where Reid is trying to fatten his and his sons wallets, something is going on.

      • I so agree! If you figure $1.35 per month per “animal unit,” which is a cow and a calf, 5 months a year, it works out to be around $20,000 over 20 years. I also understand that he is the only rancher left standing in his area, the rest having been driven out in the same manner. Reid is rotten from the get-go, and I believe the Chinese solar farm project may be multiplied many times that we don’t yet know
        about. This is a BIG deal to dirty harry, or he wouldn’t let himself be exposed in this way.

  8. tommy2rs says:

    Here’s a fun tidbit

    FBI “Communities Against Terrorism” Suspicious Activity Reporting Flyers
    https://publicintelligence.net/fbi-suspicious-activity-reporting-flyers/

    The following collection of 25 flyers produced by the FBI and the Department of Justice are distributed to local businesses in a variety of industries to promote suspicious activity reporting. Like using cash or buying in bulk.

  9. #2. THROW A PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #4. it’s still the old west in many Western states , push comes to shove , the cowboy will ban together and kick them off !!! as it should be .
    #7 if he thinks people will just sit by and be disarmed , he is delusional , prepare for Civil War …………many already are . Time to put on your grey kepi’s boys . Some yankees need to be laid low .

  10. #7 – Time for everyone who isn’t already a member, to join the NRA, since they are his stated target.

  11. Northernwolf says:

    Well my 2 Cantwell and Murray just committed treason but this state is run by Seattle so all the remaining 38 counties get over rode

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    • I’m sorry everyone, had to get that off my chest

    • Hunker-Down says:

      I confused, are you describing Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reed?

      • That would be both! It makes me cringe if I hear either one of them on the radio. And how anyone could vote for the wicked witch of the west is beyond my understanding. How could anyone put someone that would say, “just vote for it so we can find out what’s in it”, into a position of authority.

  13. #1
    Evil…..pure evil to shoot someone who was unarmed and could not defend themselves. Yes, I believe we all should be able to openly carry fire arms upon our person, any time of day and anywhere, you never know when some idiot might decide you live in a “GUN” free zone and there for you are fair game for him to shoot at.
    #2
    I would miss all the historical documents that would be lost in the archives. Other than that not a darn thing I need back there!
    #3
    Actually there is more to this the idiots in DC have decided to change out the natural gas turbines for electrical ones. So if the power is knocked out the gas turbines would still be operational, or easier for the power to be restored.
    They tptb want them to be all electric, dah…..power goes out….for good. Am I the only one who smells cr@p from DC or what!
    #4
    Not the BLM or the Federal Government, or the beloved(according to him)Harry R with son mimicking dear old daddy.
    #5
    Experienced that quake 1983 all the way up to Missoula MT
    #6
    See number 4
    #7
    Him again!!

    • Becky,
      On your #3, it’s the left wing environmental morons at the EPA doing this. They are also the ones who worship non-polluting electric vehicles, seemingly ignoring where the electric comes from. As for the natural gas, we’re talking about the pipeline compressors and pumps that currently run on nat gas being switched to electric for the same reason. Every company I’ve worked for, especially in areas like telephony, who absolutely rely on eletric to keep things going, nearly always have backup power generation capabilities. In this case I assume it would be the same with perhaps nat gas powered emergency generators taking up the slack. If I were doing the conversion, that’s how I would do it, with of course the possible exception of any compressors feeding nat gas into the DC area. Let them freeze in the dark.

      • OP
        Like your way of thinking about DC.
        I heard the story about the pumps on Glenn Beck’s show. It was one of those moments when you say “what in the world are they thinking now”!
        Hope you have a wonderful “Easter”.

        • Becky,
          When you stated, “what in the world are they thinking now”, you have to realize that they are not thinking; because, they only feel and believe. On climate they ask if you are a believer or a denier, a question more appropriate to religion than science. These are fundamentalists in the religion of the environment, and science will never get in the way of their perceptions on making things better, just, and fair.

  14. I guess if #2 happened I wouldn’t be around to comment anymore. :-(

    If #2 happened we here in the DC area would be in deep “#2″!!!

  15. To Becky if you are still there:
    Why do you ask how old I am and who is my senator that you would not vote for or trust?