“God, Let Me Get Back To My Girls.” God Answered

A good story of heroism and sacrifice from Bearing Arms:

Navy SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day was the first man through the door into a room hiding four al Qaeda operatives. All four terrorists opened up on him the moment he stepped into view. He was hit 27 times, including 16 shots to the torso, shots to both arms, and shots both legs. A grenade went off, peppering his body with shrapnel. The only place he wasn’t hit was in the head.

Then he went to work.”

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The United Kingdom Gets Less Than Three Percent If Its Electricity From Wind

This information comes from the UK National Grid Status website. There they give us a daily tally of the electrical demands and the amount that is supplied by each different source. Wind powere is in last place, of course, and by a very wide margin. Wind provides 2.93% of needs. The second-to-last is nuclear power which provides 15.84% of what is necessary.

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Wikipedia tells us that the UK has 5,276 wind generators:

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world, and is considered to be the best in Europe.[1] [2] Wind power delivers a growing fraction of the energy in the United Kingdom and at the beginning of January 2014, wind power in the United Kingdom consisted of 5,276 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of over 10 gigawatts…

Curious about the return that wind turbine farms provide I found at Ask.com that they are expensive:

The cost analysis of a wind turbine would depend on whether it is used for commercial or personal use. Commercial wind turbines can cost upwards of 2 million dollars plus maintenance.”

My little calculator tells us that 5,276 turbines which cost $2 Million each equals an expenditure of… well my calculator won’t work in numbers that large. It gives me an ‘Error’ message. But it looks like more than ten billion dollars.

The Wikipedia article cited above tells us that these turbines are capable of, “…over 10 gigawatts.” The data from the UK National Grid article shows us that they are falling mighty short of that figure. They are actually producing a little over one-tenth of it – 1.10 GW.

The ten gigawatt figure seems to be wildly optimistic. Perhaps it was provided by the companies that supplied them. More likely it was a combination of them and the Green lobby. Regardless, it seems that the United Kingdom was sold a bill of goods. I wonder of the good citizens there are at all aware of these numbers.

I suspect we have that same thing going on in the United States but on a much larger scale.

Hat tip to Kate for the link to that UK site.

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Fence jumper makes it into the White House

I guess they leave the doors unlocked.

The Secret Service, under intense scrutiny after a man jumped the White House fence and got through the front doors, on Saturday morning conducted a full sweep of the crime scene, in a search for evidence.

Law enforcement officials conducted a shoulder-to-shoulder sweep of the White House’s north lawn as well as the plaza in front of the iconic building and adjacent Lafayette Park, following the Friday night incident.

The Secret Service confirmed with Fox News that the sweep was in connection with the incident.

The Secret Service early Saturday identified the suspect as Omar J Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and said he was unarmed when apprehended.

Gonzalez was arrested and taken to George Washington Hospital for medical evaluation, said agency spokesman Brian Leary. He also said the Secret Service is reviewing agents’ response to the incident to ensure proper protocol was followed.

Well, what do you know? The White House is suddenly opposed to guys named Gonzalez climbing over borderline fences and illegally trespassing. Who knew?

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File Under ‘Things I Never Expected To See’

A Japanese Bluegrass band. They do a pretty good job, too – if you like Bluegrass music. Funny – no fiddle.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Makes False Assertion

Politicians are all the same – especially Chicago politicians.

Four men were arrested for shooting and killing a nine-year-old boy. They were actually trying to kill two members of a rival gang but the killer got distracted by the boy. He thought the kid was a lookout so he killed him.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took the blame away from the killers. He put it instead on the gun that was used.

Chicago’s murder problem is a gun problem,” said McCarthy, sounding a familiar theme. “It’s too easy to get a firearm.”

From the Chicago Tribune:

Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

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Police allege the four – all members of the Sircon City faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang – were riding in two cars that afternoon looking to shoot members of the Pocket Town, a rival GD faction. In the 1200 block of East 71st Street, they spotted two men they believed were rivals, police said.

According to McCarthy, the alleged gunman, Derrick Allmon, 19, got out of one car, walked over to the other and talked to Jabari Williams, 22, who handed Allmon a handgun and told him to shoot the two.

“As Allmon approached his intended targets on foot, he came across Antonio Smith in the rear yard of a residence,” McCarthy said. “Believing that Antonio Smith was yelling a warning to his intended victims, Allmon shot Antonio Smith multiple times, wounding him fatally.”

Hey, McCarthy, this is not the fault of the gun. It’s Your Fault. You are a failure as a police chief. You blame the crime on the tool and not on the perpetrator. You don’t police the areas where this stuff happens. You have forgotten the ‘Protect and Serve’ motto. You aren’t protecting anyone and you are only serving your master, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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“Family of former SEAL killed in Benghazi to sue State Dept., CIA for $2 Million”

Two million dollars is not enough. Twenty million would be better. Knowing the way the offices of the Obama government operate they would settle without going to court. They would pay two million easily to make this suit go away.

This is a nice gesture, an effort to make the facts come out, but it will not work. The State Department can easily come up with a million. So can the CIA.

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Glen Doherty

The family of Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, has filed a $2 million claim against the CIA and the State Department.

Barbara Doherty, the CIA contractor and former SEAL’s mother, filed a claim last week with the two government agencies for $1 million each. The family does not believe there was adequate security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex when they were attacked Sept. 11, 2012.”

Read more at the Washington Times

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River Monster

The snake handler looks like Bman. You living a double life dude?

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Reality Imitates Satire

The video below is from the The Onion in 2009. It accurately predicted, not just the Jennifer Lopez video below the fold, but that its arrival is a harbinger of the cultural rot that will result in the collapse of civilization as we know it and the inevitable zombie apocalypse that will follow. Both are mildly NSFW.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Goes Commie

I…I…I don’t know what to say.

Besides the familiar Pabst Blue Ribbon label, Pabst Brewing Co. makes Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz. It also makes regional brews such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style.

It’s a sad day for America, but most importantly, it’s a sad day for me. I have 3 communist beers in my home as I type.
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Friday Night at the Movies – Blackie the Pirate

Welcome once again to the most anticipated night of the week here on the Revo. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, you will come by just for the sake of curiosity if nothing else. Here we will be, leaving behind another week on the grind and typically we like to do it with a little class.

Movie night was always a really seriously classy event for me growing up. We put on dressy clothes. During the most unfortunate times of this experience my Stepbrother and I were forced to wear matching clothes a time or two. We wore Red, White and Blue to go watch America gets its ass kicked in Tora Tora Tora, something I will never get over. We wore English Leather and put Brylcreem in our hair. Before we went to the movie, we went to dinner someplace nice. Movie night was always a pretty big deal when I was a kid.

It was an enchanted time.

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What Do We Make Of This?

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From Canadian Kate

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Project Vigil

This may have been posted before, but I didn’t see it. If you can watch this – the best of our future – without your heart melting, you don’t have a soul.

Without fail, when I resign myself to the American ideal being dead, some kid messes it up by renewing my hope.

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Congressman Threatens Feds Who Identify ISIS Threat At Border

Judicial Watch is on point. This is a great article;loaded with facts. The Gov’t proves JW’s initial article – after denials – by trying to silence the effort. We are living in a more closed society, every day.

I can’t help but wonder, where is Naomi Wolfe, these days?

Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).

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Scumbag Racist Coordinates Attacks On Journalists With Other Media

It’s all fun-and-games till their ox is being gored. Hard not to hate…

In email exchanges obtained by The Daily Caller in two separate FOIA requests, a coordinated effort to slam Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle emerged. To be sure, Boyle is not a reporter who is beloved by other reporters and he’s been critiqued on any number of matters that include his youthful chipmunk cheeks, his previously questionable Twitter avatar and his TV skills. But his beat was DOJ and Eric Holder and shouldn’t a reporter be commended for going after an enterprising story or two on his beat?

Even Slate‘s Dave Weigel agreed with that sentiment. “I see Media Matters giving Holder a huzzah for calling the Caller out,” he wrote in November 2011. “But calling it out for what? Are news organizations not allowed to enterprise stories by asking people whether they think someone should resign? News organizations do this all the time. The Caller’s ‘sin’ seems to be doing it with no back-up from the rest of the press.”

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“And Then They Came For The Bolt-Actions”

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This is from Bearing Arms:

That is what Elliot Fineman, CEO of the National Gun Victims Action Council says about the Precision Guided Firearms made by TrackingPoint, a gun maker located in Austin, Texas.

The NGVAC wants to ban the rifles, which they say have “no legitimate civilian use.”

“There are three groups who will buy these rifles — insurrectionists, terrorists and hate groups,” Fineman said in a recent statement. “Given the sniper rifle’s deadly accuracy, no one is safe — this cannot be allowed.”

The group’s biggest objection is to the technology behind the heart of TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearm system, its “network tracking scope,” a computer which calculates 20 ballistic variables 54 times per second.

All the shooter does to fire the $27,500 weapon is align the reticle onto the target, press the “tag” button, pull the trigger and hold it to the rear.”

They are too accurate… or something. Regardless this Fineman would-be tyrant believes they should be, and can be, made illegal.

Here is a response from Tracking Point.

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Office of black Democratic party congressman firebombed

Firebombs you say?

You haven’t really heard much about the 28-year-old man who allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails though the window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-MO) office on September 11th. Both devices were constructed improperly and failed to ignite after they were thrown, but this intimidating episode did briefly make national headlines.

Even before the suspect was publicly identified, the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement condemning the action but dismissing it as isolated and inconsequential.

“Today, our thoughts should not dwell on a small incident that hurt no one and caused very minor property damage,” Cleaver’s statement read.

Isolated and inconsequential? Small incident? WTF? Where is the Anti-Defamation League? Where is the Southern Poverty Law Center? Were in the hell is Jesse Jackson? Why aren’t people marching in the streets? These Tea Party fanatics are out of control.

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Nobody doesn’t hate little Debbie

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You hate her. Obama hates her. You and Obama have that in common.

The Free Beacon has been present at many points in Wasserman Schultz’s embarrassing political demise.

Among the more significant revelations in the Politico story is that Obama first grew disgusted with Wasserman Schultz’s behavior in 2011, when she tried to hire a major campaign donor’s daughter for a key DNC post—a decision that proved politically costly when it was revealed by the Washington Free Beacon that the staffer in question had posted inappropriate photographs on her Facebook page.

“According to multiple people familiar with the president, Obama’s opinion of Wasserman Schultz was sealed back in 2011,” Politico reported. “Shortly after becoming chairwoman, she pushed hard for a meeting with the president that she kicked off by complaining that she had been blocked from hiring the daughter of a donor—who’d been on staff in her congressional office—as a junior staffer to be the DNC’s Jewish community liaison.”

Obama is said to have “summed up his reaction to staff afterward: ‘Really?’” according to the report.

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Scots vote not to go full retard

Scotland voted 55-45 against becoming the cold, wet, windy Venezuela of the North Sea.

Scotland voters decided to remain part of the United Kingdom on Friday, rejecting independence in a historic referendum.

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.

“Like millions of other people, I am delighted,” Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. “It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.”

Cameron promised new powers for Scotland in the wake of the vote, but also warned that millions of voices in England must also be heard, calling for a “balanced settlement” that would deliver more power to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Queen Elizabeth II was expected to give a statement Friday afternoon, Sky News reported.

Yes supporters vowed to continue to hate England, continue to hate America and continue to hate anyone who isn’t a drunk, socialist underdog crying over the lost cause.

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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“Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria”

This is from the Wall Street Journal via Market Watch:

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.

The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.

Mr. Obama met with his top military advisers in Tampa Wednesday to get an update on the campaign against Islamic State. Officials said no decisions were made at the briefing, and Mr. Obama didn’t give the green light yet for an attack on Syria.”

This all sounds familiar to someone who lived through the Viet Nam war. President Johnson insisted on having personal control over all strikes against North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong. Johnson had no more idea of what he was doing than Obama does. In spite of that he and Obama both thought they knew better than their military leaders.

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is all shook up

Bob Corker (R-TN) is skeptical about the White House’s plan to combat the Islamic State and told John Kerry as much. This exchange resulted in Boxer “shaking and trembling” in response.

Corker is doing exactly what the Founders expected him to do in this situation. He is forcefully debating with the administration on foreign entanglements.

Boxer knows this and she did the same damned thing when Bush was in office. It takes a special kind of Machiavellian cynicism for Boxer to suddenly pretend that she has some kind of an ethical opposition to questioning a president’s war planning.

In fairness, if the president was a Republican, Corker would likely be ready to rubber stamp his war plans whether they were well thought out or hare-brained.

The political hackery in the imperial capital city is just pathetic. Even war-fighting decisions have almost nothing to do with war-fighting and everything to do with political posturing and political gaming. It is sickening.

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Gates: Air attacks alone will not bring success

Former SecDef Robert Gates does not believe that bombing alone will defeat the Islamic State.

While the president has contended that there will be no boots on the ground to fight ISIL, some defense experts and lawmakers have said that troops will be necessary in Syria to coordinate the airstrikes Obama pledged in a speech last week. On Wednesday, Gates said the president was boxing himself in with his rhetoric.

“[T]here will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy,” he said. “And I think that by continuing to repeat that — the president, in effect, traps himself.”

Gates served as Defense secretary under both Obama and former President George W. Bush, before leaving his post at the Pentagon in 2011. In a memoir released earlier this year, the former top DoD official was outwardly critical of the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy, saying the president didn’t listen enough to top military advisers and opposed the 2007 troop surge in Iraq for political reasons.

In Wednesday’s interview, Gates also took issue with White House rhetoric on ISIL. He said that Obama’s contention that the U.S. aims to “degrade and destroy” ISIL, a term the president has used repeatedly, was unreasonable. “I think to promise that we’re going to destroy ISIS or ISIL — sets a goal that may be unattainable as opposed to devastating it,” he said, adding that while the U.S. has not destroyed Al Qaeda in the 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, it was made major inroads.

I don’t know what can be done about ISIL, but spending billions of dollars to erode them around the edges isn’t going to do anything expect waste billions of dollars to do nothing more than erode them around the edges. Like Obama, I don’t have an answer. Unlike Obama, it isn’t my job to have an answer.

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Occupy Twitter!

Occupy leftovers are now suing each other.

Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.

The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.

Somebody needs to remind them that “consensus is both a process and a way of making decisions”. Down twinkles on the lawsuit… big down twinkles.

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School lunch waste necessarily skyrockets

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Students are filling garbage pails with Michelle Obama’s Menu ‘O Crap. Local hogs, however, chow down.

Experts at the National School Lunch Association estimate 1 million fewer students eat lunch at school than when the regulations went into effect in 2012.

A National School Nutrition Association survey also found food waste is up in 81.2 percent of schools nationwide, and a study by Cornell and Bringham Young universities estimates the waste at $4 million per day. Students in Los Angeles schools alone are throwing away $100,000 in food per day, ABC reports.

“I have to think that across the country, it has to be a staggering amount of food going to waste and I think there are people out there who could really use that food,” said Gene Kirchner, superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools near Cincinnati, another district that dropped out of the National School Lunch Program.

In one Vermont school district, officials devised a plan to “repurpose” their lunch waste as feed for about 3,000 hogs at a local pig farm. In Medina, Ohio, volunteer parent Marcie Henning is taking advantage of the massive waste in her district to feed the homeless and less fortunate.

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LA Schools have decided they don’t want their grenade launchers

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They are asking to return them to the federal government.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified school police officials decided they would reject the military weaponry that they acquired through the federal government’s 1033 Program, which Congress passed in the early 1990s so that law-enforcement agencies could procure excess Defense Department supplies.

Los Angeles Unified had obtained three grenade launchers, 61 rifles, and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle, but will return the grenade launchers.

Education and civil rights groups are pressuring the U.S. Department of Defense to cease supplying the weapons to schools.

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