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Saturday, March 03, 2018

With the clearly unethical and most likely criminal behavior of the upper management levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) exposed by Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, there are two complementary areas that have been conveniently swept under the rug. The first deals with the murder of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, and the second deals with the alleged hacking of the DNC server by Russia. Both should be of prime interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, but do not hold your breath. read more

Friday, March 02, 2018

The North Atlantic right whale is already one of the most endangered creatures on earth, and all indications are its situation is rapidly getting worse. At last count, the entire population was estimated to include just 458 animals, and at least 17 of them died last year. Now, researchers tracking the right whale's normal calving grounds, from Georgia to Florida, said they have seen no signs of newborns yet this year, at a time when mothers would normally be birthing and nursing. read more

A weighted blanket offers "the feeling of hugging someone ... without all the annoying hassles of having to be with a person," comedian Whitney Cummings has said. Companies that sell weighted blankets claim that they are a scientifically proven way to help you calm down. We looked into medical studies and tested three top contenders to check those claims. So, are weighted blankets truly useful? Sort of. read more

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Elon Musk is being criticized for what Marcie Bianco, editorial and communications manager at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, is calling a sexist approach to the space race. read more

A Las Vegas woman has been arrested after police say she scaled the fence of a local elementary school with a pickax in her hand. read more


No, snoofy, that's not what that does. It stops you from from thinking.

Anyway, here is a youtube video of a Thompson being fired. It fires .45 automatic Colt pistol rounds (a slightly heavy but low velocity round), so of course not much recoil. Looks about as hard to handle full auto as the M-16 is, and the M-16 is very easy to handle and deadly on full-auto. www.youtube.com

As you can see, the 1921 version had a pistol grip to give you better control, but the 1928 version (used in WW2) didn't, though you still fire it two-handed. Although hip-firing doesn't look like a problem to me either - I've fired weapons with a lot worse recoil, like the M-60 crew serviced machine gun. Only Rambo can fire that thing from the hip. So no, you aren't spraying bullets everywhere into the ceiling, what you are actually doing is turning your target into freaking hamburger with a rather well guided stream of .45, which are not small rounds.

Please, at lest watch the video.

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