Today in US military history: Marines hammer the Japanese on Guadalcanal, and 8 days in a trash can Unto the Breach ^ | Aug. 21, 2017 | Chris Carter

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ HEY! NO MORE PC, REMEMBER? ~AMERICA CANNOT BE GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY UNDENIED, AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY) EXPOSED, AND THE SWAMP FLUSHED! -POTUS TRUMP!.....-IF WE CAN KEEP HIM? ~ Illegitimi non carborundum...

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Today in US military history: Marines hammer the Japanese on Guadalcanal, and 8 days in a trash can
Unto the Breach ^| Aug. 21, 2017 | Chris Carter

Posted on 8/21/2017, 10:17:07 AM by fugazi

1942: On Guadalcanal, around 900 soldiers of Japan’s 17th Army slam into about 2,500 Marines manning positions along Alligator Creek. Wave after wave of Japanese soldiers are cut down by the Marines, killing well over 700 attackers – including the Japanese commander – while inflicting nearly 100 percent casualties.

1944: The F8F-1 “Bearcat” – Grumman’s last piston-powered fighter – makes its first flight. The warplane can fly faster and climb more quickly than the venerable “Hellcat”, but enters service too late to see action in World War II. The Blue Angels will begin using the Bearcat for their demonstrations, and many Navy and Marine aviators – including Neil Armstrong – consider…

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Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails

Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun

Now, that’s, a Boo-Boo face.

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ HEY! NO MORE PC, REMEMBER? ~AMERICA CANNOT BE GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY UNDENIED, AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY) EXPOSED, AND THE SWAMP FLUSHED! -POTUS TRUMP!.....-IF WE CAN KEEP HIM? ~ Illegitimi non carborundum...

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Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun
New York Post ^| 8/20/2017 | Daniel Prendergast and Emily Saul

Posted on 8/21/2017, 10:39:36 AM by simpson96

Three thrift store employees overpowered a robber who was wielding a shotgun in Long Island — including a woman who grabbed the weapon and beat the robber about the head with it, cops and witnesses said Sunday.

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MICHIGAN FOSTER PARENTS FIGHTING BACK, SUING STATE FOR INFRINGING ON 2ND AMENDMENT

Give Me Liberty

H/T Keep And Bear.

It is not any of the state’s business if a family has legally owned firearms.

ack in July we brought you the sad story of William and Jill Johnson, two grandparents who were asked by the state to become foster parents to their grandson after the boy were taken from his parents. The Johnson’s willingly accepted and were ready to take the child in, when the state told them that they would also have to register all of their firearms with the state.

One Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) official told the Johnson’s that “if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.”  

Yes, you read that right. The government actually told a law abiding citizen that if he wanted to be a foster parent he would have to give up some of his…

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Baltimore’s Latest Anti-Gun Scheme Won’t Reduce Gun Violence

Give Me Liberty

H/T Bearing Arms.

One more reason gun owners if all possible to avoid the city of Baltimore.

It’s well-known that most major American cities are outright hostile to the idea of ordinary people owning firearms. Far too many of them, when they can get away with it, restrict the right of private citizens to purchase guns.

Thanks to both the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions, their ability to do that is greatly reduced.

Some cities, however, are trying new ways to make it difficult to be a law-abiding gun owner in their community. They just make more things involving guns illegal.

For example, the City of Baltimore is looking to impose mandatory minimums of people who have a gun just a smidge too close to certain buildings.

The measure originally aimed to criminalize the carry or transport of a handgun, either openly or concealed, within 100 yards of a…

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Finding North with a lensatic compass

Additional survival tricks

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#find North, #finding North, #compass, #lensatic, #magnetic, #true North.

A magnetic compass uses the local magnetic field generated by the rotating core of the earth to give the rotational axis of the earth. The two directions are reasonably close.

The magnetic compass is a secondary directional instrument to people who can observe celestial bodies for navigation but is a primary practical directional instrument to people who cannot observe any Celestial body. (Gyro-compasses are too expensive for most people).

1. Basic operation (working with Magnetic and True Norths).

Magnetic Declination

Figure: True North, Magnetic North and Magnetic Deviation.

Obtain the magnetic deviation for your area. This deviation is commonly between (-45) degrees and +45 degrees and it slowly changes to a new value every year. The deviation is obtainable from the internet or by the method given in reference [2]. Positive magnetic declination means the Magnetic North is on…

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