January 7, 2017

Brexit Is Working

Aside from Muslims, the NHS and Prince Charles, the Brits are doing better.
It's one thing to predict a disaster that doesn't happen. It's quite another to predict bad news and have things turn out pretty darned well, which is thus far what has occurred. You'd never know it from reading U.S.-based establishment press coverage, but the UK economy, as reported in the UK Times, "ended last year as the strongest of the world’s advanced economies with growth accelerating in the six months after the Brexit vote."

The result is so completely the opposite of what was predicted that the chief economist at England's central bank, in a moment of refreshing candor that folks in the U.S. can only wish they would see coming from our Federal Reserve, has admitted that economists committed historically serious forecasting errors.
The actual headline here is:
Shhh! Six Months After Brexit Vote, UK 'Has World's Top Economy'

Toxic Femininity

Confucius say: Never dip your stick in crazy.
Toxic masculinity is a very real problem. Just ask January Jones.

The former Mad Men actress says she’s a proud single mom whose son doesn’t need a father because she doesn’t want a man around the house to teach him “sh**ty things.”

Speaking to Red magazine, the actress best known for her role as Betty Draper says that she prefers to parent her five-year-old son Xander without any dad figures in his life. She believes having a strong male influence would do the boy more harm than good.
I know there's people who will disagree, but this is a woman who guarantees that her son will mature into a screwed up homosexual male. Or a serial killer. Any votes for both?

Random Stuff

  • When the Democrats were winning elections there was no problem with our election infrastructure. Now that they got their asses handed to them over the past four years, all of a sudden it's a problem.
  • Sure she was cute, had a nice bod and looked great in a space princess bikini but Carrie Fisher was a hot mess. After her cremation her ashes were stored in an urn that is modeled after a huge psycho drug pill. Oh tee hee hee.
  • Nothing is free except air and Jesus' salvation. Try to throw health care into that mix and eventually there's gonna be a big problem. Stir, don't shake, a million or so Muslims into the bowl and now there's a catastrophe.The chefs are idiots and the people who are forced to eat this slop need to kick someone's ass.

"Because I can," is no excuse.

  • The FBI report that shows that the election was hacked by the Russians is then hacked by the Democrats and given to NBC; or NBC hacked the FBI report that shows that hacking Russians ruined the election for Hillary; or the Russians hacked the FBI report that proves their hacking and was then hacked either by Hillary or NBC... oh screw it, the Roosians didn't need to do anything to show the world that HRC is incompetent and a thief and nobody's going to jail anyway.
  • Yep, that's right. I want a queer computer. Now I can finally run a spreadsheet that always buggers my databases.
  • My kids send me cutesy things over Facebook. Anyone who uses FB to get news is a complete idiot.

January 6, 2017

McAfee: The Russians Didn't Do It

According to anti-malware industry expert John McAfee, the DNC was not hacked by the Russians.

In The News

No One In Their Right Minds
Seriously. After what Baltimore and Maryland politicians did to the cops last year, who in their right minds would join the BPD?
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers.

According to a new report, there are more than 100 fewer Baltimore City PD officers than last year, with the union saying this poses a safety concern as officers are being overworked.

The police union president calls the situation “dire.”
I retired in 1998 with about 25 other cops resulting in a force reduction of 4.6% (25 retirees out of an authorized strength of 503). The City hired a bunch of new guys the next year, no big deal.

The Baltimore Police are down 118 cops out of an authorized staffing of 2,538 resulting in a force reduction of 4.7% and they hit panic mode.

The problem is that the cops have stopped aggressive policing because they know that they will be hung out to dry for anything that goes wrong. That and the "boutique" policing that has infected the entire country. Community policing has degenerated to the point where every squawk results in a special unit drawn from patrol. Directed Patrol Teams, Crime Reduction Teams, Problem Oriented Policing squads, Municipal-Based Anti-Crime Teams ... you name it, I've seen them all over the past 40 years.

The Start of  Pod Racing?
Pod racing, drone racing, it's all good. Once the drones get big enough, watch out.
In the past if you wanted a racing drone, you had to build it yourself. That meant learning how to solder and program. If your drone broke, as they are prone to do, you had to learn how to make repairs. Draco aims to change all that. It costs $499, and the company says that right out of the box, the Draco drone can hit 100 miles an hour on a straightaway. And it’s made from entirely modular parts, so if you crash, you can easily buy replacements for your broken bits.
That obnoxious pod racer kid in the 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (which I think stank) has not learned to cool his jets. Jake Lloyd was arrested in Charleston, SC, after crashing his car in a 100 mph chase. Lloyd was arrested for driving without a license, reckless driving, failure to stop, and resisting arrest.

All Your Ambassadors Are Belong To Trump
A new broom sweeps clean and there is one hell of a lot of sweeping that needs to be done.
President-elect Donald Trump ordered every Obama-appointed diplomat home in the days which will immediately following his inauguration, according to a Thursday report from The New York Times.

The Department of State sent a cable to all diplomats nationwide advising them of the break from tradition Dec. 23. Past administrations allowed diplomats an extension until a replacement could be found and moved to each post, according to the report.

Trump made it clear he doesn’t want any political appointee of the outgoing president to serve during his administration, a decision Trump staffers insist is not “ill will.” The new administration just wants to make sure that appointments made as a result of political donations end “on schedule.”
After eight years of Obama's diplomatic prowess and the Clinton/Kerry curse, we're lucky to have any physically intact embassies.

Funny Stuff


Walls For Me But Not For Thee

We got photos of construction at Obama's soon-to-be D.C. rental. You also see construction in the garage. As we reported, it will become an office with a bathroom.

We broke the story ... the rental will be home until Sasha graduates so the Obama's needed the property outfitted for the Secret Service and ... it needed more fortification.
Story here.

January 5, 2017

Obama's Grotesque Descent Into Self Adulation

Obama's crass nature and self love is erupting through the thin skin of civility and amicability that the media has created for him. The old adage of "Pride Goeth Before A Fall" obviously means nothing to him.
President Obama has another ironic award for his trophy shelf, to accompany his Nobel Peace Prize and all those participation trophies he got at Punahou for his basketball skills. His appointee and subordinate Ash Carter yesterday pinned a military medal – the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service – on his boss, as Warner Todd Huston reported for Breitbart.
The next two weeks will be filled with his childish tantrums at being forced to abdicate the Presidential throne because of that old, mean Constitution.

Story here.

January 3, 2017

Israeli Battlefield Air Transport

The Israelis are developing a UAV called the AirMule or Cormorant that can transport wounded soldiers and supplies.

YAVNE, Israel (Reuters) - After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.

The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) of weight and traveling at 185 km (115 miles) per hour. It completed its first automated solo flight over terrain in November. Its total price is estimated at $14 million.

Developers Urban Aeronautics believe the dark green drone, which uses internal rotors rather than helicopter propellers, could evacuate people from hostile environments and/or allow military forces safe access.

"Just imagine a dirty bomb in a city and chemical substance of something else and this vehicle can come in robotically, remotely piloted, come into a street and decontaminate an area," Urban Aeronautics founder and CEO Rafi Yoeli told Reuters.

Yoeli set up the company, based in a large hanger in Yavne, central Israel, in 2001 to create the drone, which he says is safer than a helicopter as it can fly in between buildings and below power lines without the risk of blade strikes.

There is still plenty of work required before the autonomous vehicle hits the market.

Story here.

January 2, 2017

A Few Words From Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Hanson gives a great presentation on the myths surrounding Trump's election. It's a long video (45 minutes) but very interesting. Hanson is such an engaging speaker.

He speaks for the first 25 minutes and answers questions for another 20 at the David Horowitz Restoration Weekend on November 12, 2016, in Palm Beach, Florida. Stay with it.

Victor Davis Hanson from DHFC on Vimeo.

Here's a taste:
I think the only question is will Trump do as he says, and appoint a special prosecutor. I think that he doesn't have to make a big deal. I think he just should be on a press conference one day and somebody will say, "Are you going to appoint a --" and all he has to say is, "Wouldn’t you?" And that's it. And do it. No big deal. And let her – I don't have a lot of sympathy for somebody who abuses the Constitution and lectures everybody how moral she is. And finally, what they don't understand about Donald Trump, this is what's ironic. He did something that George H. W. Bush could not do. He did something that Barack Obama could never do. He put the Clintons in permanent retirement. Only he did that.

Sorry, the vimeo video has suddenly disappeared. For some reason it is still available here.

January 1, 2017

Looks/Tastes Like Chicken

Scientists have discovered a new part of the human knee ... that was first proposed in 1879.
Named the anterolateral ligment, it was discovered using macroscopic dissection techniques after the doctors began investigating possible causes for complications after rehabilitation for ACL. They came across a paper written in 1879 that hypothesized the existence of a previously unknown ligament in the knee. The author of the paper turned out to be correct; Dr Claes and Dr Bellemans managed to locate the ligament and claim it can be found in 97% of all patients. Further research found that the pivot shift, a common complication after ACL rehabilitation, is caused by a tear in the ALL ligament.

KFC has named a new menu item called ALL CHICKEN in honor of this discovery.

Story here.

The Threat Against Trump Is Real

A media feeding frenzy and DNC shenanigans failed to bring Trump down. What's next?
As the Coup Against Trump Fails, the Threat Against His Life Rises — Paul Craig Roberts

[...]Global Research’s Michel Chossudovsky has explained that Trump’s peaceful approach to Russia aligns him with oligarchs, whose wealth benefits from business deals with Russia, and puts Trump at odds with the military/security oligarchs, who benefit from the one trillion dollar annual military/security budget. The latter group have been in control since President Eisenhower warned us about them and can muster deep state forces against a Trump presidency.

To take on a group like this requires a tough SOB. Anything less than Trump wouldn’t have a chance. Indeed, if Douglas Valentine’s just published book, The CIA As Organized Crime (Clarity Press, 2017) is even half true, Trump’s life is certainly at risk.
Add to the mix the whacked-out environmentalists who hate Trump because of his announced intention to defang the EPA. It won't take much to send one of these idiots over the edge.
Story here.
H/T Zero Hedge.

Hacker Central

The Moscow Times gives a brief explanation of why there are so many Russian hackers. Does it imply that Russians hacked into poorly defended democratic computers? Not really. It only suggests that Russia certainly has the personnel and the required talent for this to happen.

But Obama and his slave media minions are crying that the illegal access and release of electronic files that document the illegal activities of  his party are a far worse offense than the actual crimes committed by the Democrats.
Lost in the debate about Russian influence in the U.S. presidential election is the fact Russian hackers have been active for a long time. Littering the illicit pages of the dark web, Russian hacking programs today make possible most of the world’s financial-sector break-ins. Increasingly, Russian hackers have acted with political motivations, but their bread and butter is and has always been theft and corporate espionage.

[...]“The U.S.S.R. had the largest engineering community in the world,” says Andrey Soldatov, author of The Red Web and an expert on cyber security and the Russian security services. “They existed to support the Soviet military-industrial complex, and after its collapse, many of these experts and their children, found themselves left high and dry.”

And so, in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Russian-speaking hacker community flourished.

“In the early 2000s, lots of people who had access to computers knew how to hack — and they did it, even just to get access to the Internet,” Kruchenok says. “A lot of people worked on the so-called ‘gray Internet’ in the businesses of spam, malware, and porn. Groups would hire talented people to write the code for these industries.”
It's an interesting read.