Thursday, May 31, 2007

Why Use Feminine Protection?

Sandra Froman has an article on why she became a firearms owner and advocate of self defense.

Hat tip to Alephecca.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Asian Naval Buildup: Chinese Carrier Aspirations

The Japanese have their DDH under construction, a "helicopter destroyer" that is in the same class as VSTOL carriers operated by the Italian, Spanish, British, French and Indian navies. Now we hear more on the Chinese plans for an aircraft carrier. No doubt they have learned something useful from the purchase of the "floating casino" and wish to apply those lessons.

With the ever increasing Chinese surface fleet augmented by aircraft carriers and their submarines things could get more interesting in the Pacific Rim.

For size comoparison here is a photo from 1991 showing Spain's Princep-de-Asturias aircraft carrier (17,000 tons, 12 Harriers, 12 helicopters), US Wasp class amphibious assault ship and VSTOL aircraft and helicopter carrier (40,000 tons, 42 helicopters/AV8B Harriers), U.S. aircraft carrier ( Forrestal class - 80,000 tons, up to 90 fixed wing aircraft) and an Invincible class VSTOL aircraft carrier (20,000 tons, 9 Harriers and 12 helicopters) late of the United Kingdom now in decomissioned reserve.

More here.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Yaar, It Be Tacticool

I am a big fan of CZ firearms. Their tough construction, functionality and affordable price all put them in the solid defensive handgun, homeland defense rifle and sporting rifle categories. In fact there are many great things that come from the Czech Republic. Sometimes I have to wonder where their inspiration comes from.

Take for example the latest evolution of the CZ 75, the P01.
A fine pistol made even better by the addition of a accessory rail, serrations on the front of the pistol grip and extended backstrap. This however was not enough for the fine people of CZ UB. They have added a new element to the defensive handgun or perhaps brought one back from the days of iron men and wooden ships; the tactical bayonet mounted on your pistol. For those moments when you are unable to reload or your off hand is busy now you can keep striking at your foes after the magazine has run dry.

As previously mentioned this is not a new idea but the resurgence of an old one. I wonder which manufacturers will follow suit?

All I can think is it makes we me want to repel boarders.

Memorial Day

Remember those who have fought for our nation's freedoms, whether those were popular wars or not. History may regard some wars as "good" or "bad" ones depending on motivation, outcome, failures on follow through, what have you, however the men and women wearing our uniform now, in times past and yet to come sacrifice their personal freedom, expose themselves to the horrors of war and sacrifice their limbs and very lives for us.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Another Word On Feminine Protection

Can be found here.

The evolution of our tool making ability to its current state allows women parity against an attacker.

Without these modern tools e.g. firearms women are at a disadvantage against those that would prey upon them.

Praise Of Paleolithic Love

Og of NeanderPundit fame has a post most men who have found themselves lucky in love would identify with.

The money quote:

Lets face it: If I got what I deserved, I’d be married to a crack whore with no teeth and bad odors emanating from every orifice, who takes potshots at me every once in a while with my own guns, and regularly stabs me in my sleep.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Run Away! Run Away!

"Run Away! Run Away!" is apparently the battle cry of the Nebraska legislature as they create more Victim Disarmament Zones in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre.

Read about it at Snowflakes In Hell.

More proof that those in the legislature are indeed dumber than the average sheep or other domesticated food animal.

Don't Worry About The Wolf..

at your door. Worry about the hog outside your house.

This domesticated hog gone feral weighed in at over half a ton.

After being hit eight times by a .50 caliber revolver Hogzilla the Third ran for three hours before sucumbing to its wounds.

That is certainly several years worth of bacon, pork chops, ham sandwiches, fat back for several messes of beans, many a rib bbq and enough sausage to clog a small town worth of arteries.

Mmmmm bacon. I can hear the sizzle now.

It certainly looks like time to investigate those heavy firepower hunting revolvers that Ruger and Smith &Wesson are making now.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mojitos Goooood

A mojito was just the thing to aid relaxation on the patio while the temperature kept rising.

A pleasant change from the usual margaritas and beer.

I would say mojitos are highly recommended for their refreshing and relaxing properties and may become a staple here at Chez Ronocracy.

Stupid Cop Tricks: Quid Pro Quo

The not so bright and/or ethical among our police frequently wind up in the harsh light of publicity.

Here is another such example consisting of the proverbial quid pro quo, that is do something for me and I'll do something for you. Usually this consists of a sex act performed for the officer's benefit in exchange for the suspect getting a pass on the DUI/DWI.

This example is only different in that the cop was such a 'tard that he allowed the woman to take pictures.

In short, she writes she was pulled over early in the morning. The trooper asks what she does for a living and she tells him she makes "dirty movies." The trooper then pulls up her website in his patrol car.

She writes that the trooper tossed "narcotic pills" she had into some bushes and she performed a sex act on him. Then she writes, "he asked me if he could take photos, I said yes, only if i can have them, he said okay. He even made little videos too."

Those graphic pictures are on Barbie's website and the Tennessee Highway Patrol along with TBI is investigating whether or not a video exists. The woman has been interviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division of THP. This trooper has worked with THP since the mid-1990's. He will remain on leave while troopers investigate further.

Emphasis added.

The knucklehead allegedly even pulled the his victim's website up on his car's laptop. If true, that makes this truly stupid cop trick gold.

While the misuse of authority to extort sexual or monetary favors is bad enough, at least this time the police did not break into the wrong home and kill someone.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Intervention Needed

Someone is in dire need of an intervention. I hope his family and parts supplier can get together and help the sad individual who did this:

Of course it could just be that this person needs to have explained to them that just because you have space on your rail system you do not need to use it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More Proof That Apes Are Smarter Than Vegans

Here you may find more proof of my theory that apes are smarter than Vegans.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Far East Naval Buildup

Apparently the People's Republic of China is not the only nation in the far east building up their navy; Japan has laid down their first aircraft carrier since the Second World War.

This would allow the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force the ability to protect their Sea Lines Of Communication further from their shores and support fleet operations maintaining the freedom of same.

Although referred to as a DDH, a helicopter carrying destroyer, this I believe is a first step back to operating aircraft carriers that could allow them to project power in Western Pacific.

From Global Security:

Mention of a light aircraft carrier was first made in the 2001-2005 National Defense Buildup Program Outline (Mid-term Program) that was approved by the Cabinet in December 2000. According to a designer's concept shown by the agency in December 2000, the vessel's bridge was located amidships to bisect the flight deck-a ship design that was effectively identical to its predecessor. But when it became time for the fiscal 2004 budget request in August 2003, the agency came up with a completely new drawing, which showed the bridge on starboard to create a through deck-a design of none other than an aircraft carrier. The agency, however, insists that since this vessel is just an expanded model of any conventional flagship DDH, it ought to be categorized as such.

The fiscal 2004 defence budget gave the JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Defence Force) the largest warship Japan has had since the disappearance of its Imperial Navy. Projected to be built starting in 2004 was a 13,500-ton helicopter destroyer (DDH) code-named 16DDH (16 as in the 16th year of the Heisei emperor in the Japanese calendar), with another planned for 2005. The 16DDH in JSDF classification is by no means an aircraft carrier. Its characteristic shape, however, is nothing but. Having a displacement of about 20,000 tons when equipment and fuel are counted in, they essentially can be classified as light aircraft carriers. It is temporizing to refer to this type of vessel as a DD (destroyer). There has never been a destroyer that exceeded 10,000 tons.

It is almost as large as the Imperial Japanese Navy's Tone class heavy cruisers. It matches in size modern small aircraft carriers as Italy's MM Giuseppe Garibaldi (10,100 tons) and Spain's Principe de Asturia (17,188 tons). In terms of displacement, the two destroyers -- not nuclear-powered -- will be in the class of Britain's Invincible, a 20,600-ton light flattop, when they are fully loaded with fuel.

Looking at it from a view from Japan's porch e.g. territorial disputes with grudges on both sides going back a thousand years if not longer, I would want to build up a force to keep aggressors away as well.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Une Victoire De l'Espoir En La Belle France

Today the French electorate made their choice in the second round of voting today making Nikolas Sarkozy the next president of France.

With amazing turn out percentages of 75% with various districts reporting 86% turnout, the people of France have made their voice clear; change and hope are the order of the day. It seems clear that the French want their moribund economy to return to the days of the La Belle Epoque, where France's economy was vibrant, contributed to scientific advancement and regarded highly for their achievements in the arts. All prior to the grotesque bloodletting that gave rise to the socialist control of France during the First World War.

Performing at the victory celebration is France's #1 Elvis impersonator, Johnny Hallyday, who if you see him is recognizable from many motion pictures. This selection is notable in two regards that it reflects Nikolas Sarkozy's more friendly attitude towards the Etat's Unis than his predecessors and that it may reflect what is in the offing for France e.g. tax reform as Johnny Hallyday is a tax refugee now residing in Switzerland having proclaimed that he would move back to France if they reformed their tax code.

More on the French elections can be found here and here.

I will celebrate this victory for hope with Calvados Boulard brandy.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Stupid Cop Tricks: 5up3r 1337 Tacticool

Tam posted a hilarious pic of an elite defender of the American citizenry posing majestically with his 5up3r 1337 pimp-o-matic tacticool AR. Unfortunately this hallmark police moment was ruined by his having the scope mounted on his rifle backwards.

Say Uncle also throws in his two kicks to the ribs bits.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Bicyclists in Darwin's Queue

Say Uncle has a post up regarding bicyclists placing themselves in Darwin's Queue.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Pricing of Full Auto Weapons in Czech Republic

I have noted previously the costs of full auto weapons artificially inflated by the NFA '34 and the FOPA '86.

Here is some supporting evidence.

Weapons like the Vz 26, Vz 58 pricing in at $200 and $255 for a PKM.

That is right, fully automatic weapons would be worth five cents on the dollar of their current U.S. market value if there was a free market in place.