Monthly Archives: April 2016

The new optic rule for Service Rifle

High Power Service Rifle competitors will now be able to mount a 4.5×32 optic on top of their rifle and compete head to head with the folks still using irons as God intended. I expect that we don’t see massive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The sounds of the bush

Nature is sometimes noisy. Thousands of birds and insects all crying out to get laid at the exact same time, the urge to reproduce while the sun warms the earth and plants bloom like madness. The sights, smells, all chaotic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Your egress plan from tall buildings

In my day job I’m somewhat of a security oriented individual, and I was recently asked to give a short class to some folks on how to prep for evacuation using a 72 hour bag, and how to shelter in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

173rd Airborne Joint Forced Entry

The internet has been showing videos of three HMMWVs burning in after equipment failure to the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany. If you haven’t, here it is… Yes, it IS hilarious to watch. However, plenty of other equipment on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

All your encryptionz are belonging to us….

Man I wish people wouldn’t say stupid things in public about open source software… US District Attorney for Eastern Michigan Barbara McQuade: “I think it would be reasonable to ban the import of open-source encryption software” #UMichTalks https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160413/17431434176/us-attorney-suggests-solution-to-open-source-encryption-ban-importation-open-source-encryption.shtml You want … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Panama Papers do not validate the NSA

This is perhaps the dumbest headline and article I’ve read in a while:¬†http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433696/national-security-agency-panama-papers-prove-its-worth Imagine how stupid it is to say, “Government is corrupt, so we need more government to fix that!” And realize that is exactly the argument that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Outnumbered, in danger of being outgunned…

To understand this post, read this article about a possible future for the Army by the Army’s chief futurist in uniform. http://breakingdefense.com/2016/04/mcmaster-army-may-be-outnumbered-and-outgunned-in-next-war/?utm_campaign=Breaking+Defense+Daily+Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=28106889&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Z80RbuBwZMpc1SP3LLTeqYf_bmljalIuDkriO2sr8M-B1_HzyI6Z84KIevuK9K-2yWn2da_ZjykiI-D21G8lPS3BwNg&_hsmi=28106889 So Solomon read the above link and went off on a tangent about American Mercenary (who must be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments