Thursday, July 23, 2015

Army considers armed citizens security risk.

From the You've Got To Be Kidding file:

The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday.


"I'm sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior," according to the Army Command Operations Center-Security Division letter, which was authenticated by the service.

Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been greeted by a mix of concern, indifference and gratitude by the public.

"If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens, be polite, professional and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement …," the command advised.

As the incidents crop up around the country, police could be asked to confront the civilians with guns on the Army's behalf.

Really, there's not much to say, is there?

The Phantom.

Monday, July 13, 2015

NY Times mocks The Right over Waco.

The NY Times headline:

Memories of Waco Siege Continue to Fuel Far-Right Groups

Apparently 1993 was ancient history and we should have all forgotten by now.

The Phantom

Thursday, July 09, 2015

IBM announces 7 nanometer chips.

It is here. The sub-ten nanometer feature size chip has arrived.

IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips, with roughly four times the capacity of today's most powerful chips.

The announcement, made on behalf of an international consortium led by IBM, the giant computer company, is part of an effort to manufacture the most advanced computer chips in New York's Hudson Valley, where IBM is investing $3 billion in a private-public partnership with New York State, GlobalFoundries, Samsung and equipment vendors.

What does this mean in English?  The diameter of a silicon atom is roughly 0.1 nanometers. These guys are selling a commercial chip where the features of chip, like the wires and the capacitors and the transistors are seven (7) nanometers wide.

That's 70 atoms wide, kiddies.

Can they make it smaller? Probably. Can they cut it in half again, down to 35 atoms wide, in another two years? Maybe. If there's money in it.

In the mean time, I'm going to be interested to see what this new 7 nanometer fab size can do. That's some serious business.

The Phantom

Friday, July 03, 2015

Some things that caught my eye today.

These are some Drudge headlines that look... interesting when you put them next to each other.

Soldier causes panic going to mall in military gear for photo shoot... The guy went to the mall in his uniform, with his rifle.

UPDATE: Officials Warn of 'Lone Wolf' Attacks on July 4 Holiday...
Soldiers in uniforms with rifles, at the mall.


First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philly... Nobody saw that coming.

Montana man requests right to marry two wives! Nobody saw that coming.

POLL: Support grows for states to ignore federal courts...
Nobody saw that... oh, wait...

REPORT: Schools implant IUDs in 6th grade girls -- no parental notice... This is completely unrelated to anything. Yep. Uh huh.


Screaming Immigrants Disrupt Ann Coulter Signing...

Destroy books...
Rumors that the screaming immigrants were bussed in, given lunch and paid $10/hr by the DemocRat Party were strongly denied by the White House. Or they would have been, if any reporter actually asked about it.


CLOUD TAX: Chicago NETFLIX Subscribers to Pay More... If it moves, tax it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.


BORDER BATTLE: 128 unaccompanied children apprehended per day... That seems like a lot.

Illegals discovered in shipment of onions... Were they crying?

CDC Official Blasts Obama After Influx...

'No country in world would allow'...
But gee, isn't the unfettered immigration of the Third World's shoeless masses an undiluted good thing? What do you mean they have contagious untreatable diseases? Racist!!!

Fewer Californians got into UC -- while offers to foreign students rose...
This is completely unrelated to anything.

Nothing to see here. Shut up and get back to work.

The Phantom

Pay by the mile road tax now a Real Thing.

I told you so, I told you so, I told you so.

Oregon's Department of Transportation has been working on it for 15 years as a way to eventually replace the gas tax, which has been flat due to an influx of high mileage vehicles and people driving less.

Right now the program is voluntary and being capped at 5,000 participants, but an ODOT official told Fox News the ultimate goal is to make it mandatory and change the way states pay for roads -- forever.

"We're trying to make up for a growing deficit, really, because inflation's eating away at our ability to buy asphalt and rebar and the things we need to maintain the roads," said Tom Fuller of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

According to a national usage fee alliance, 28 states are in various stages of following down the same road. However, there are also privacy concerns. Two of the three OReGO systems track and store a car's every move.

I did tell you. Yes indeedy doody, I certainly did.

The TOLDJA!!!!!! Phantom

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Sir Tim Hunt update.

Further to this post about Sir Tim Hunt losing his job over a joke told at a dinner, we have new information. I saw this at Small Dead Animals, by way of Ace of Spades, and I think it needs to be spread as widely as possible.

From Legal Insurrection blog, the Truth about Connie St. Louis and her Tweet heard 'round the world:

New revelations about the speech and the context of the joke have surfaced. An account of a European Commission Official who took detailed minutes of the event adds key information absent from the original report:
According to the new account, Sir Tim started with: "It's strange that such a chauvinist monster like me has been asked to speak to women scientists," which makes clear he mocking sexism, rather than indulging in it. St. Louis reported this as Hunt simply admitting: "he has a reputation as a male chauvinist."

Immediately after the now infamous joke, according to the new evidence, he proceeded to make several very pro gender equality remarks, including: "Now seriously… Science needs women and you should do science despite all the obstacles, and despite monsters like me," which was similarly disregarded in St. Louis's twitter report.
Hunt has already protested that he added, "now seriously" to indicate the joke was over.
This new data comports with science education advocacy mission that had been part of Hunt's work until this incident.
Why, then, was this critical bit left on the cutting room floor from the original report? To answer that question, real investigative journalists at the Daily Mail began doing work reporters used to do — checking the background on the author of the original complaint about Hunt's speech.
Turns out, a lot what Connie St. Louis says ain't so. Including all that stuff she said about Sir Tim Hunt. Like, most of her CV is bullroar.

That's their caption, not mine. I just think she's your average SJW.

I hope the settlement Sir Tim wins from his former employer is large and paid quickly.

The Phantom

Government is ALWAYS the real problem.

Is it a problem when Bruce Jenner wants to use the girl's bathroom? No. Because one disordered guy isn't a problem. The girls in the bathroom at the time will take care of it.

Because there's maybe 0.01% of the population with transgender mental disorder. In the USA that a grand total of 30,000 people in the entire country. You could go your whole life and never meet one, outside of San Francisco.

But let government get involved?

The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

The department says in a statement of interest filed Monday that failure to do so amounts to sex discrimination under Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972. The document is in response to a federal lawsuit filed against the Gloucester County School Board by a 16-year-old transgender student who wants to be allowed to use the boys' restroom.

See, that's a problem. Because what was once at most a minor altercation between a couple of individuals is now a multi-million dollar Federal case. We could -easily- see billions of dollars spent to modify every public washroom in the USA to accommodate 30,000 people who have nothing physically wrong with them. Think how many wheelchair accessible bathrooms were built on the second floor of buildings with no elevators. Billions. Of dollars.

And that's the point of the campaign in the first place. To give public money away for no reason to Friends of the regime.

Its a good time to be in the bathroom fixture business if you're a DemocRat.

I also note that nobody seems to care what the boys in the Gloucester County School Board want. I doubt they want to share the bathroom with some weird girl. But their wants and needs don't matter, because there's NO MONEY to be made catering to them.

The Phantom

The true face of our enemy.

Somebody sent me this excellent Bill Whittle piece today, which covers the massively racist history of the American DemocRat Party. Mr. Whittle lays it down and sets it on fire. Its awesome.

Problem is, IT DOESN'T MATTER. My brain works fine, I remember all this shit.
Now, here's an interesting thing. In -Canada-, nobody remembers the one major thing we did that was worse than the Americans, which was the internment of Japanese and Germans in WWII. Tens of thousands of Japanese Canadians (and German Canadians!) got chucked in camps after 1941, and they fucking well stayed there until 1949. They lost everything, property, houses, furniture, the lot. The government flat out stole it and sold it, and they never saw a dime of it.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a DemocRat, did this in the USA, and the Supreme Court slapped his peepee for it.
Franky Baby.

William Lyon Mackenzie King, a LIBERAL, did it in Canada and nobody said jack shit about it. Nobody ever mentions the words "Liberal Party" and "Japanese Internment" in the same breath. Ever. You look at the Wikipedia page on this subject, the word "Liberal" does not appear until half way down the page, and is seen only one single time on the whole page.

Billy Mac.

Socialists are the ones who always start the death camps, Capitalists are the ones who pay to clean up the skeletons afterward. Brian Mulroney, a CONSERVATIVE, finally apologized for this purely Canadian LIBERAL atrocity and paid reparations to those internees still living.
Facts do not matter a tinker's damn. This is a smoke and mirror campaign. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

I will go further, and say that the ruling Republicans are fully on-side with the DemocRats, and they all get their money from the same pot. This last couple of months has both sides kicking the ball at the same goal as hard as they can, and the US Supreme Court is out there beside them in the black robes kicking away too.

Because, given that the NSA records every fucking thing, don't you think they've got John Boehner's phone calls to his under-age boytoys, or whatever insane shit that guy is into? See Denny Hastert for clarification, right? Turns out Billy Clinton was a paragon of virtue next to Denny "Wild Thing" Hastert.

I've got five bucks says they are ALL like that. I bet you ever single one of those ranking Republican knobs is in that job solely for the perve-perks. They've got an illegal pervy itch, and the only way they can scratch it is to own the law. Under-age brothels, bath house play time, who the fuck knows what kind of perverse shit they get up to? I'm 100% sure I do not -want- to know, it would probably be one of those things that just knowing about it makes you feel dirty for the rest of your life.

I really don't want to know, Barry. Really.

Its not Republicans vs. Democrats anymore. Not now. Now, I am of the opinion that it is Dem-Publicans vs. the American Population. Republi-Crats vs. mom and apple pie and church on Sunday. I don't even go to church on Sunday, and it pisses me off the way they attack Christianity at every turn. Christianity is the biggest thing in their way, just like Stalin and Mao.

And you know what? The Liberals and the DemocRats are going to do it again. Let the insane fucks that are ISIS light off a nuke someplace, and the Liberals will chuck every fucking Mooselimb in Canada into concentration camps in the Yukon. In a heartbeat.

Because Liberals are cowardly, corrupt, back-shooting, sexually perverted murderers of the innocent.

There's a federal election coming up in Canada. Just to make things perfectly crystal clear for y'all, a vote for the Shiny Pony Liberals is a vote for marching Mooselimbs to internment camps. Because that's what they're going to do the second it is politically expedient to do so. Which may be pretty soon.

But he has such nice hair!

I know there's lots of IDIOTS out there who like to call me a racist because I say "Mooselimbs", and because I don't kowtow to the "Religion Of Peace" multi-culti bullshit that the Ministry of Love broadcasts from its mega-manure spreader the CBC.
But let me tell you flatly, micro-aggressing  hatey hating red-neck hater though I may very well be, mocker of the Religion Of Pieces though I certainly am, I am not about to vote for marching women, kids and old people into camps for any reason, ever.

This is not a birthday party.
Deport Mooselimb immigrant criminals? Sure. Eject forever guys who sign up to fight for ISIS? Absolutely.  Kill ISIS wankers on the battlefield as hard and fast as possible? Oh yeah. BECAUSE THEY ASKED FOR IT. Stop importing more Mooselimb goat herders? Good idea, they hate it here. Its cold.

Round up and send to camps people from the wrong religion? Nuh uh. I leave that shit to Liberals . You assholes never disappoint.

The Phantom