Saturday, January 21, 2017

Very cool infrared scope.

This is an infrared monocular seen at the SHOT show that can be hand held, helmet mounted or used as a gunsight. It also records video. Very, very cool.

Reposted from The Firearm Blog.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump Day

I see from the MSM dorks that today the End Of The World has come. Eeeeeevile Donald Trump has vanquished the Powers of Goodness and is set to ascend his throne of skulls at noon today.

This is YUUUUGE!

This is why I don't pay for cable TV, I don't subscribe to any newspapers or news magazines, and I don't listen to the radio. All is quiet and beautiful here at Chez Phantom. Even the aligators in the mote are content, happily gnawing on the bones of unfortunate postal workers who didn't read the signs.

Just to rub a little more salt in the wound, dear SJWs and fat-headed Libtards, I will observe that if the government were smaller and less all-encompasing, if it didn't take more than half your income every year, if so many able bodied people didn't depend on it for their livelihoods... wouldn't matter a damn who the President is.

Just sayin'. Maybe we should all work on that together, hmmm?

The Helpful, Yet Deplorable Phantom

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

USA: Is treason now legal?

Obama just commuted Bradley "Chelsea" Manning and outright pardoned  General James Cartwright.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the 35-year sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified material, and pardoned Marine General James Cartwright.

Manning, who was convicted in 2013, will be released in May 2017. Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI in connection with a leak investigation. The retired general will have his crime forgiven, according to a statement from the White House.

Who cares?

Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, criticized the decision.

"When I was leading soldiers in Afghanistan, Private Manning was undermining us by leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks," Cotton said in a statement. "I don't understand why the president would feel special compassion for someone who endangered the lives of our troops, diplomats, intelligence officers, and allies. We ought not treat a traitor like a martyr."

Um, yeah. And maybe the media should ease back on the whole "Chelsea" thing, which BRADLEY started up with -after- he was convicted. Because gee, anybody think he might have been trying to get some attention from the MEDIA and an easier billet?

Just sayin'.

The Deplorable Phantom

Friday, January 13, 2017

Legal Insurrection kicked off YouTube.

Looks like the Silicon Valey types are taking the election hard.

The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims.

"This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted," explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channel's page.

Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channel's removal. "It's very frustrating, it's very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself," he told

Hope you kept backups, dude.

Let that be a lesson to all of us out here in Non-PC Land. Google can pull your plug, and there's f-all you can do about it.

This site, for example, is hosted on Google Blogspot, listed on Google Search, and posted using GMail. They can put me out of business ten seconds from now, and I have -zero- recourse.

If the Phantom Soapbox disappears from the web with no warning some day, without an announcement or a final place-holder post saying what happened, assume foul play.

May I suggest there is now an opening in the market for a web service provider that is not run by shrieking SJW assholes?

The Phantom

Warm socks and a fire = RAAAACIST!!!!

This is so perfectly SJW I had to repost it. Originally seen at Small Dead Animals: I give you Slate, jumping the shark, turbo-nitrous version.

... Helen Russell, in The Year of Living Danishly, calls hygge a "complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming." Hygge is against conflict and discomfort, distrustful of newness or challenging viewpoints. It is a closed system. Or, as Charlotte Abrahams, author of Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way has it: "Hygge is very gentle. There is no discussion of politics or anything controversial that makes you feel uptight."

Hygge's turning inward against the world outside comes with a more sinister edge, however. As Charlotte Higgins pointed out in her deep dive for the Guardian last month, hygge's ties to the far-right in Denmark are remarkably strong. Pia Kjærsgaard, the leader of the right-wing, anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, has publicly extolled the virtues of the lifestyle, insisting that her office remain cozy and hyggelig at all times. Denmark's welfare state and reputation for tolerance may be admired by progressives in the U.K. and U.S., but, as Higgins points out, the country's love of hyggefied thatched cottages with closed doors suggests a conservative undercurrent. "Anything that threatens that safe community, including alien values and ideologies, cannot be tolerated," she writes.

There you have it. Socializing over hot chocolate in front of the fire with close friends and family, staying home with your fuzzy slippers and snuggling with your honey, or even leaning back in the easy chair with your feet up and a good book. All hopelessly RACIST.

And those morons at Slate are still wondering why people voted for the Cheeto-coloured rodeo clown, Donald Trump.

SJWs: People who's defining trait is the crippling fear that someone, somewhere, might be enjoying themselves.

The Phantom

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SJW breakthrough: Superhero Culture is bad for kids!

Yes friends, you heard it here first. "Superhero Culture," meaning Saturday morning cartoons and so forth, is bad for your kids.

BYU family life professor Sarah M. Coyne decided to study what it was, exactly, that preschool-aged boys and girls took away from exposure to superhero culture, and it wasn't the many positive traits that shone through.
"So many preschoolers are into superheroes and so many parents think that the superhero culture will help their kids defend others and be nicer to their peers," Coyne said, "but our study shows the exact opposite. Kids pick up on the aggressive themes and not the defending ones."
Coyne found that children who frequently engage with superhero culture are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive one year later. She even found the children were not more likely to be defenders of kids being picked on by bullies and were not more likely to be prosocial.

The article goes on to note:

Last spring, Coyne authored a study on the effects of Disney Princess culture on young children, finding the perpetuation of stereotypes that could have damaging effects.

I'm having a flashback to the Comics Code. These retards never give up.

Adobe Arcrobat update has a spy in it.

According to Slashdot, the latest Adobe Acrobat update contains a Google Chrome extension AND a nice little thing that phones your data home to Adobe.

From the article:

The extension requests the following permissions: Read and change all your data on the websites you visit; Manage your downloads; Communicate with cooperating native applications. According to Adobe, extension users 'share information with Adobe about how [they] use the application. The information is anonymous and will help us improve product quality and features,' Adobe also says. 'Since no personally identifiable information is collected, the anonymous data will not be meaningful to anyone outside of Adobe.'"

Otherwise known as a trojan virus. At some point these large data companies are going to need to be made aware that this kind of secret data collection is theft. They're not entitled to know anything about my computer, particularly when they don't ask first.

The Phantom

Monday, January 02, 2017

Happy New Year!

From Phantom Southern Command in rainy, wet Arizona, Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

From the Phantom Southern Command, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

The Phantom