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Make A Steam Cleaner From A Broken Clothes Iron

via Hackaday by Richard Baguley on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:00:47 GMT

As the old saying goes, when life gives you a broken iron, make a steam cleaner. Or something like that. Anyway, [Claudio] from [Accidental Science] had a clothes iron with a broken head that he decided to adapt into a steam blower that can be used to clean PCBs, glassware, degreasing parts or cleaning stains off the couch.

[Claudio] covers everything from tearing down the broken iron to crafting a new tip that avoids problems with water droplets condensing on the brass tip that he used first. After salvaging the switch in the head that controls the steam, he carved …read more

LN TV: Trump & World Trade

via Liberty Nation by Tim Donner on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:44:54 GMT

By Tim Donner

Andrew Moran and Tim Donner on Trump's tariffs, 3D chess, and free trade vs. multi-lateral and bilateral deals.

Read More - LN TV: Trump & World Trade at Liberty Nation.

Advocacy Piece against Guns Shows Agenda Comes First at Scientific American

via The War on Guns by David Codrea on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:36:00 GMT

The article is garbage and unworthy of a publication that includes the word “Scientific” (or “American”) in its title. [More]
Right. Anybody who disagrees with the monopoly of violence cultists or believes in the right to keep and bear arms is a paranoid racist. It's settled science! Just ask "progressive" sociologists.

Civil Insurrection: A Modest Proposal for Ending the United States

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:26:48 GMT
Guest Post by Fred Reed I see  that a man named Sessions, apparently  Washington’s Attorney General, threatens to unleash the coercive powers of the federal government against the state of Colorado, his reason being that he does not like the state’s policy with regard to marijuana.  This is most curious. Why he believes the policies … Continue reading "Civil Insurrection: A Modest Proposal for Ending the United States"

NR: Complete, Irredeemable Shitweasels

via Western Rifle Shooters Association by Concerned American on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:52:07 GMT
Who each deserve excoriation and incarceration. Jury’s still out on both.


via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:31:13 GMT
Hat tip Starfcker The pedestrian bridge that collapsed @ FIU, killing 6, was funded w/ $11.4 million from the U.S. Dept of Transportation’s TIGER program under Barack Obama. The TIGER program has come under repeated fire for awarding money based on politics rather than merit.

Toolcraft BCG AR15 Bolt Carrier Group Black Nitride 9310 - Free Shipping Over $99! - $88.95 (SpiceTac)

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:07:07 GMT
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.40 S&W - $99.50/500 (SGAmmo.com) :: 20 cents per round

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Tula TA401800 - 180gr FMJ PY/BO/NC

Noreen Firearms Billet AR-15 Lower Receiver - $59.95 (AIM Surplus)

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:03:42 GMT
Noreen Billet aluminum AR-15 Lower Receivers are ready for your next build. They feature a 6061 Aluminum construction. Type III Class II hard coat anodizing. Broached magazine well ensures a smooth mag insertion. Compatible with all AR15 parts. Enlarged integral trigger guard. Starting with billet allows for extremely tight tolerances. Attractive Matte black finish. Proudly Made in the USA!

9mm Luger - $172.39/1000 (The Armory) :: 17 cents per round

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:02:13 GMT
Sellier & Bellot SB9B - 124gr FMJ BR/BO/NC

The logic of empire

via Vox Popoli on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:44:00 GMT
The Z-Man has a good post on the inertia of the more traditional elite and their inability to recognize or do anything about the problems that their neo-liberal world order cannot address:
The first time I did any serious reading of the Roman Empire, the thought that was always with me was why they never thought to downsize. The cost of conquering Gaul was relatively low, so it made sense to do it, but the cost of hanging onto it never seemed to make sense. The same was even more obvious with Britania. By the third century, it should have been obvious, at least from our perspective, that the Empire needed to be downsized and re-organized. Yet, that was never a part of the logic of the Empire.

I had a similar thought when reading about the Thirty Years War the first time. The Habsburgs were exhausting themselves trying to preserve something that was probably not worth the effort. Of course, we look at these things in hindsight and from a modern perspective. It seems silly to care about the local religious practices, but important people did care about these things and still do. Still, when I read about the rise and fall of empires, I end up thinking through the alternatives, wondering why they were never considered.

The answer is probably the simplest one. People, even the shrewdest rulers, live and plan within their allotted time on earth. Even the Chinese, who take the very long view of things, act in the moment most of the time. People can think about how their actions will impact their descendants a century from now, but it will never have the same emotional tug as how their contemporaries think of them in the moment. That’s just human nature. Most men will trade the applause of today for being remembered long after he is dead.

That’s probably what we are seeing with the current struggles of Western elites to keep this house of cards together. The “liberal international order” is the perfection of a solution to problems of the long gone past. From the French Revolution through the Cold War, the great challenge in the West was over borders, economics and conflict resolution. After a long bloody series of experiments, the West finally figured out something that worked to keep the peace, maximize material wealth and settle disputes in an orderly fashion.

The trouble is, the current arrangements are not answering the questions of this age. In fact, they appear to be exacerbating the problems that face the West.
This isn't the whole problem, of course. But it does explain some of the mysterious ineptitude and ineffectual handwaving of the governing elites to even begin to do anything about the problems that are so readily apparent to so many people throughout the West.

Unlike the Romans, however, the West is also burdened by hostile interests, some of them foreign, some of them not, which actively want to destroy all three of the pillars of the West, Christianity, the Graeco-Roman legacy, and the European races.

Xtreme Precision AR-15 Bolt Catch, Spring + Parts 5.56/.223 - Free Shipping Over $9.99! NOTE: Use Coupon Code promo10%off To Get This Price! - $9.89 (Xtreme Precision)

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White River Armory AR-15 16" 300 AAC Blackout Heavy Barrel 1:7 PISTOL GAS SYSTEM - $100.00 (White River Armory)

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:01:24 GMT
16" Heavy Barrel 300 AAC Blackout Chamber 4150 Chrome Moly Steel Gas Port 0.093" Twist Rate: 1 in 7" Black Nitride (Melonite) inside and out M4 Feed Ramps Muzzle Thread Pattern: 5/8" x 24 Gas Port Location: Pistol Exterior Diameter at Gas Port: 0.750" Made in the USA

Tandemkross "Companion" Magazine Bumper for Ruger 10/22 (2-PACK) - $21.99 (TANDEMKROSS)

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:57 GMT
At a glance: Adds grip to the bottom of the Ruger 10/22 Rotary Magazine Helps with sticky magazine removal and insertion Simple to install with screws providing a superior hold *Includes two base pads per order*

9mm Luger - $87.99/500 (The Armory) :: 18 cents per round

via gun-deals.com on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:24 GMT
Sellier & Bellot SB9B - 124gr FMJ BR/BO/NC

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