Friday, August 30, 2019

Women's shelter vandalized... by Lefties.

What sort of sick individual hangs dead animals by nooses and paints death threat graffiti on a women's shelter in Vancouver? Alt-Right Proud Boys? The KKK? The MAGA-hatted Trump supporters? Dare I say it, conservatives? [boo, hisss!]

Nope. Lefties.

What kind of person would threaten and harass a rape crisis center? Here in Vancouver, we have the answer: trans activists. While it might sound odd to the uninitiated that those who claim to value 'inclusivity' and 'acceptance' would also be the same people who nail a dead rat to the door of a transition house for battered women, those of us following the gender identity debate closely are all too familiar with this type of occurrence.
On Tuesday, Vancouver Rape Relief & Woman's Shelter (VRRWS) tweeted images of vandalism left on their storefront — a space used for meetings, events, and support groups. 'Kill TERFs,' 'Fuck TERFs,' 'TERFs go home, you are not welcome,' 'Transwomen are women,' and 'Trans Power' had been scrawled across the windows and door in black marker. 'TERF,' for the blissfully ignorant, is an acronym that stands for 'trans-exclusionary radical feminist.'

Down at the bottom she finally gets to the point:

Anybody should be able to say anything at all and not be threatened with death. But certainly, of all the people who should be protected from such terrorizing, it should be women who dedicate their lives to helping some of the most downtrodden among us — those with few to no resources, who are running for their lives, who have suffered immensely, and are simply trying to protect themselves and their families.

Any person who would go so far as to intimidate and threaten women who stand up for other women in this particularly disturbing way is on the wrong side of politics, never mind history. It is beyond unacceptable that the left is not only remaining silent on these kinds of attacks, but is continuing to fuel them, by claiming it is feminists who are guilty of 'hate' and 'violence,' not their comrades-in-arms.

Meghan Murphy is a writer in Vancouver, BC. Her website is Feminist Current.

Ms. Murphy is enraged that the Left, supposedly the aid and comfort of women and feminists, has turned on her and is actively attacking her personally and her friends. She is shocked, surprised, and enraged.

Because she never understood that Leftists view women as political pawns and property. To a true Leftist, women are toys. To be used and passed around among their friends, to be discarded without care when no longer amusing.

Ms. Murphy didn't get on board the TrannyTrain when it left the station, and now she's under the wheels. They'll do to her what they've been doing to capitalists, gun owners, hunters, Christians and every other target of their wrath. Her principles are inconvenient to their goal of the moment, so they'll beat the hell out of her until she shuts up and gets in line.

I'm puzzled as to why we as Canadians put up with the Left. Really, why should we sit still and let them do this type of thing, day in, day out? Isn't it about time we started demanding they behave in a civilized manner? Seriously, dead rats hung from nooses on a women's rape shelter, I think I've had enough.

The Phantom

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Quantum radar using entanglement.

Now demonstrated in a lab, for real.

The device is simple in essence. The researchers create pairs of entangled microwave photons using a superconducting device called a Josephson parametric converter. They beam the first photon, called the signal photon, toward the object of interest and listen for the reflection. In the meantime, they store the second photon, called the idler photon. When the reflection arrives, it interferes with this idler photon, creating a signature that reveals how far the signal photon has traveled. Voila -- quantum radar!

This raises the possibility of undetectable radar. Also the possibility of using radar in situations where you need very low luminosity of the radar beam for biological safety.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Pi-Hole: network level ad-blocker.

Somebody mentioned this Raspberry Pi project over at Monster Hunter International today, so I looked it up and it is pretty nice.

Basically this uses a Raspberry Pi computer as a DNS server to suck up all the advertisements that infest everything we do on the internet. Its a free project, runs on the cheapest possible hardware, and it apparently blocks ads like a boss. I bought a new Raspi-4 yesterday, this is a perfect project to run on it. I'm going to give it a whirl and report back on results later. (Could be much later, there's a ton of work going on here at Chez Phantom lately.)

In the mean time, here's a pretty complete video of the project from Adafruit.

The Phantom

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Real oppression vs. imagined

Dear Lefties and idiot journalists,

Everybody has been going wild about how Trump is a fascist, and how Trump voters are racist terrorists, and how tyranny is here and America is a hellhole. Oh, and there needs to be a ban on guns right away, because crazy White racists are going to kill everybody!

Let me show you a place where the government can do every single thing you say you want.

Hong Kong.

Cops are gassing, beating and shooting protesters. So far the action has all been taken by the Hong Kong Police Force, who all live there in HK and have to get along with everybody after the shouting dies down. They've used essentially the same crowd control techniques the cops in the USA do, if quite a bit more vigorously. That is all about to change.

The fork is a cattle prod. Ouch.

The Chinese government is massing troops on the border in preparation for a nice healthy purging of all the "troublemakers" in HK. Just like Tienanmen Square, the troops and not local. They have some special crowd control weapons, like a giant fork with electric cattle prods on the ends, gas that will do more than make your eyes water, and AK-47s with live ammunition. Not to mention the vehicle-mounted water cannons and all the other happy-slappy horseshit they haven't told anyone about.

The cattle prod fork, cleaned up for propaganda purposes.

And why, oh why do they think they can get away with that?

Gun control. That's why.

Could the US Army roll up to Phoenix AZ with a bunch of cattle prods and think they would win? No way. They'd find themselves in pitched gun battles with the citizenry all over the city. They'd need to send the whole fricking army to do it without blowing up the whole city.

That is not going to be a problem for the Chinese People's Liberation Army. They will face a citizenry armed with bats and pieces of pipe. And they will kill them all. The ones they don't kill will be sent off to "camps", aka slave labor for the rest of their lives.

That is the true purpose of gun control. That's what it is for, and that's what it has accomplished in every single place it has been tried.

Gun control allows governments to oppress and destroy the governed.

So I hope all you IMBECILES will understand when I don't agree with your screeching and REEEEEE!!!ing that gun control is the only acceptable answer.

The Phantom 

Update: Welcome Instapundit! Thanks for the linkage, Sarah Hoyt!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

White man + gun = RAAAAACIST!!! But not in Jamaica.

I came across something yesterday, and I was going to comment on it, but I couldn't bring myself to bother. It is so fundamentally stupid, it isn't even wrong. Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur, which has all the links. First, TeenVogue:

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution is a tool of White Supremacy.

Earlier this year, for the first time in a quarter century, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a major piece of gun control legislation. Its provisions are modest at best — it would expand background checks, mandating them for all person-to-person sales, which would technically close the gun-show loophole — and the bill has stalled in the Senate.

But before the legislation was voted on, Representative Doug Collins of Georgia took the opportunity to sneak in an anti-immigrant provision. Capitalizing on the bill's mandate for widespread background checks, Rep. Collins'a addition requires the background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an undocumented immigrant tries to purchase a gun.

Earlier this week, President Trump signaled support for the anti-immigrant provision, proclaiming via tweet that "Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying…this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform." Trump's call for for stricter immigration laws came in response to the mass shooting in El Paso that left at least 22 people dead. Notably, the alleged shooter posted a white nationalist and anti-immigrant manifesto online just before launching his attack.

This is just another self-refuting Trump hatred piece of journalistic malpractice. But the point being made is being made out there a lot. They claim the 2nd Amendment is there to empower white people and dis-empower everybody else.
The truth of the matter is that GUN CONTROL has always been used to keep guns away from blacks in the USA, starting with the Sullivan Act in New York City, and this article actually shows that history of calculated racism. But then blames the 2nd Amendment, because... well no reason, really. He just does. Fairly typical of journalism these days.

Then there was this beauty here: the book Dying of Whiteness.

Why does the United States refuse to pass new gun control laws? It's the question that people around the world keep asking.

According to Dr Jonathan Metzl, a psychiatrist and sociologist at Vanderbilt University, white supremacy is the key to understanding America's gun debate. In his new book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland, Metzl argues that the intensity and polarization of the US gun debate makes much more sense when understood in the context of whiteness and white privilege.

Same argument, even more vague this time,  guns are about "Whiteness". That's so fundamentally stupid it can't be refuted. There's no point in arguing against it.

All of the above just makes me tired. What tires me is that this is the type of shit that gets traction with a sizeable minority of the public. There's about 20% of the population that eats this stuff up.

So lets cut to the chase. The island of Jamaica, which makes a lot of its income from tourism, has issued a TRAVEL WARNING telling people not to go there on vacation in case they might get killed.

The government of Jamaica has extended a state of emergency across several of its popular tourist destinations to Oct. 28, citing a significant increase of violent crime.

The warning, which applies to St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover Parishes also includes the popular Montego Bay, a frequent destination for Canadian vacationers.

Global Affairs Canada updated the emergency status on its website, which was previously set to expire on Tuesday.

Well, Jamaica is a nation of black people you know. No toxic Whiteness there, right? How bad could it be?

A local newspaper, the Jamaica Gleaner, reported that 1,616 murders took place in 2017, with 335 of those taking place in St. James alone.

Global Affairs Canada released a list of areas in Greater Kingston and Montego Bay that is reported to have high levels of violent crime, as well as citing petty crime and fraud being a common problem.

Vacationers travelling to affected areas were warned to cooperate with security officers, carry valid ID and to avoid leaving their resort after dark.

That's not the whole country, by the way. That's just the three parishes: St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover. St. James had 335 murders. That's Detroit-level numbers for St. James, the three taken together tops Chicago by a wide margin.

Jamaica also has a complete ban on firearms. Owning one is illegal. Very, very illegal. Has been since the 1960s, I think. Give or take a decade.

So there you go. Tropical island paradise that depends on tourism for money, black majority, black government, black cops, gun ban, everything the Lefties say they want. Murder rate higher than Chicago.

The Phantom

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

THIS is how its done, my friends.

You know how I talk about not hitting people with your hands, use a chair? Case study in proper use of the chair as an improvised weapon, taking down an armed murderer in Sidney Australia.

'I didn't think he'd go this far': School friends of Sydney knifeman reveal his chilling final Facebook post and claim he planned to launch attack at a music festival – as they say he was 'always weird' and recently converted to Islam

Sydney stabbing: British heroes from Manchester take down knifeman on rampage

There's some very satisfying video of this guy getting stomped on by some beefy guy in a suit who used a stacking chair on him.

And you know, despite how horrible and racist and toxic White men are, they didn't kick him to death and then drag him around the city behind a car. Weird, right?

The Phantom

Monday, August 12, 2019

Animal Rights Whackos attack UK farm.

In our continuing series on assholes attacking farms in the name of Animal rights, this is a great one.

A devastated Kent farmer has accused animal rights activists of killing thousands of pheasant chicks.

Eloise McDonald, 23, said activists stormed her small family game farm in Ashford last month and let out thousands of chicks.

She woke to find hundreds of chicks gasping for water and starving after the raiders cut through fencing and gas pipes. Around 3,000 birds are estimated to have perished, The Times reported.

Ms McDonald wrote on Facebook: "Some lowlife scumbag so-called 'animal lovers' let out 20,000 of my birds, cut all the fencing, cut gas pipes, hundreds of week-old birds dead, gasping for water and starving!"

Her cousin, Andrew Farris, who manages the farm, told the Fieldsports Channel that although they had found about 80% of the birds, a repeat incident could finish their business.

That's one side of the story. Here's the other side:

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) has claimed claimed responsibility for the raid on its website.

It said: "We hit a game farm in the South East UK breeding pheasants for the shooting industry. We've heard that 9,000 birds managed to escape.

"It was quite an easy job, we simply cut through the netting with scissors and knives and rolled it to avoid birds getting tangled up in it. Then we entered the pens and made them fly off.

We are meant to conclude that this was a great blow for all that is good and holy, eeeevile farmers growing birds just so that eeeeevile hunters can SHOOT at them! The horror! So much better for the birds to die of thirst.

Just remember folks, its the HUNTERS that are the terrorists. Keep repeating that, and maybe these lunatics will kill you last.

The Phantom


The title is a -little- bit of hyperbole, as the following quote only comes from "Fandom's Prolapsed Anus" rather than an official WorldCon, Fan-type source. I'm not going to link to it, because why give the perverted bastard a free click? But here it is, and its a beauty.

Chris M. Barkley:

This is why I love fandom, especially our family reunions each year. When the World Science Fiction Convention convenes, it boldly endorses and embraces the diversity of literature, art, criticism and culture the world has to offer. We stand as one against the bullies, liars and false pundits who would see the world burn.
Because those politicians, religious leaders, bigots, racists and white supremicists (sic) who inspire and perpetuate the violence are terrorists.
We don't negotiate with terrorists.
Neither should you.

This cri de coeur comes at the end of a big, long, rambling spiel where Mr. Barkley assures us that America is a dystopian hellhole, that Americans are racists, and that:

As far as I'm concerned, one of America's most urgent problems is that it is awash in firearms and in the grip of generations of a virulent and ugly gun culture.

So if you like science fiction and fantasy, but you're part of that "virulent and ugly gun culture" then you are not a Fan. You are a terrorist. Mr. Barkley is serving notice, he and his friends will not negotiate with you.

Hey Chris, do we get to pick our own rooms at the new gulag you're planning? I want one with a view of the gas chamber and the ovens. I like to be able to see where I'm going.

The comments section is good too. Steve Davidson, well known Puppy-kicker and publisher of Amazing Stories mag:

I'm all for doing what makes sense, but one of the things that concerns me the most is that cons/fandom does not yet have a clearinghouse for information regarding serial harassers and trolls and other troublemakers, and it should, let alone a network for disseminating solid info on people within the community who might pose a risk. Somehow, we have to reconile the fannish desire to deal with these things on the local level with the needs of the environment we currently find ourselves in.

Yes, there should be an "information clearinghouse" for "harassers, trolls and other troublemakers." They could call it the WorldCon Dept. of PreCrime. Because you never know when one of those "bigots, racists and white supremicists (sic)" might show up and do some terrorism.

Makes me wonder sometimes if any of these overweight douchbags has actually read 1984, or if they just refer to it as a manual.

The Phantom

Monday, August 05, 2019

El Paso vs. Chicago vs. Kyoto vs. Hong Kong

Dear Lefties and other assorted idiots. I'm going to try to make this as simple as I can for you.

Every time some white guy shoots more than one person in the USA, the news media goes into tear-jerker overdrive. Dayton Ohio and El Paso Texas, plus the garlic festival in California. White men with serious mental health issues, running amok with firearms in gun-free zones. New wrinkle, the on-line manifesto. I'm not linking to it, I won't give the sickos a free click. DuckDuckGo is your friend.

Nobody in media or government was screaming when Chantell Grant,and Andrea Stoudemire got killed while standing on a street corner in Chicago, attending a peacful anti-violence demonstration. That was a week ago, give or take. Down the memory hole, double quick.

And lets compare today's breathless gun control rhetoric with an atrocity in another nation, the attack on Kyoto Animation Studio. 33 dead, 35 injured, by one nut with a jug of gasoline and a lighter. This one lone diseased individual killed more people than the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, and more than any of the much celebrated American nutjobs.

Oddly there are no politicians screaming for lighter control, or gasoline control. Because that would be IDIOTIC, wouldn't it? Anyone can get gasoline, any time. Right? Just the same as anyone can get a gun any time.

So really, none of this is about public safety. Nor do any of the petty pontiffs out there pontificating about Gun Free Zones believe even for a single second that it will work. Because its an idiotic idea.

Let's turn our eyes to Hong Kong to see what it is actually about. A million people turned out into the streets to tell their government to fuck off a few weeks ago. Hong Kong is famously an island of gun-free civilization in the middle of the warlike craziness that is Asia. Given to the PRC by the Brits in 1997, the people were not thrilled and are less thrilled now. They've gone on strike. Peacefully, because they don't have any GUNS in Hong Kong. Even the cops don't carry them except in special squads.

What's building up on the border with the People's Republic? The Chinese People's Liberation Army, that's what. Tanks, troops, the lot. In the coming days or weeks, I expect the PLA will roll over Hong Kong like a lawnmower, and the body count will be really something.

They'll be able to operate with complete impunity and do anything they want because the people of Hong Kong have been disarmed for a very long time.

That's why socialists like gun control.

The Phantom

Friday, August 02, 2019

Tuberculosis: I Told You So.

Sometimes is sucks to be right, and this is one of those times. Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur

Health officials on Thursday examined a school in the southwestern German town of Bad Schönborn where a tuberculosis outbreak has infected dozens of children and adults.
A total of 109 students, teachers and other school employees have been infected, the district administration of Karlsruhe said.
Four people, including at least two students, have active cases of tuberculosis. That means they are presenting symptoms and could be contagious.
The actively sick students have been removed from the school and are receiving medical treatment, the district administration said.
"We cannot rule out the possibility that there will be new cases of active illness," Ulrich Wagner from the Karlsruhe health department told the Badische Neueste Nachrichten newspaper.

I've been talking about this for a decade now. There's a REASON that everyone gets screened for TB at the border, and that reason is what we see in action here. It is an airborn, persistent bacterial infection, and it can be fatal. Untreated, it is usually fatal. There are new, drug-resistant strains emerging in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Not all the same one either, there's a variety.

The way you stop it is with screening, aggressive treatment and the quarantine of infected individuals. Quarantine is a necessary, unavoidable part of defending the population from this disease.

This is not a cold, ladies and gentlemen. This shit can and will kill you. If you get timely treatment, it may only scar your lungs and weaken your immune system for the rest of your life.

But here we are, fucking around with tuberculosis outbreaks because the Left likes to call people racists.

Time to put on the big boy pants, people.

The Phantom

Update: Welcome Instapundit! Thanks for the linkage, Sarah Hoyt!

Thursday, August 01, 2019


The Lightsail 2 spacecraft has raised its orbit using its light sail. WOO HOO!!!

Since unfurling the spacecraft's silver solar sail last week, mission managers have been optimizing the way the spacecraft orients itself during solar sailing. After a few tweaks, LightSail 2 began raising its orbit around the Earth. In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers. The mission team has confirmed the apogee increase can only be attributed to solar sailing, meaning LightSail 2 has successfully completed its primary goal of demonstrating flight by light for CubeSats.

One of the life-limiting problems with spacecraft is consumables. If you use rockets of any sort to move the spacecraft and maintain an orbit, eventually it will run out of fuel.

The light sail allows this satellite to change orbit upward without expending fuel. This technology can be used to keep satelites in space much longer, and allow them to replace mass that used to be fuel with more payload, such as cameras and related electronics.

It really works. Wow!

The Phantom