The Danger of a “Little Knowledge”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-robert-jeffress-is-wrong-about-romans-13-and-north_us_598c69eee4b08a4c247f28ad

According to this entry in the Huffington Post, The Bible passage of Romans (chapter) 13: (verse) 1 does NOT justify the use of military force against North Korea intimidation by use of their – North Korea’s – nuclear ability.

Once again, non-believers make the mistake of thinking they have an overwhelming knowledge of God’s Message and will (agenda/program/plan) for mankind.  One is amazed how some cite a particular passage in the Bible and then claim their view is correct, while denying much of the rest of the Bible and ignoring the contextual and historical implications in all passages.

Such is the case here.  The author of the article, identified as “Peter Henne, Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont (in the Department of Political Science)” admits “Now, I am neither a theologian nor a religious studies scholar.”  That part, I believe.  Then Professor Henne goes on to make theological and ‘religious’ comments and conclusions based on his admitted ignorance.

One is forced to the conclusion Professor Henne is coloring God’s Message and agenda with the Leftist program of Karl Marx and Bill Ayers.

One – Professor Henne, for instance – should stick to one’s sphere of knowledge and expertise.  Which seems to be wishful thinking based on Leftist pipe dreams.

 

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Another Democrat Continuum State Decides to Hide Voter Fraud From Public View

The President asked all fifty states for information on voter registration, investigating voter fraud or the potential for voter fraud in national elections.

A number of states have publicly refused to cooperate.  Oddly, perhaps rather meaningfully, several states controlled by the Democrat Continuum have refused to provide any information.  Coincidently, these are states with high volumes of non-U. S. Citizen residents, and some with high volumes of illegal – not legally within the borders of the United States – aliens living and working in the United States in violation of law.  People not authorized to vote in elections, among other things.

One wonders why such an action?  If everything in those states is above board and lawful, the information requested will show the legality.

A second thought is the request and investigation is initiated by a Republican and Conservative President as the aftermath of accusations and counter accusations of improper voting procedures and voter registration.  Democrat Continuum state leaders seem to resist any meaningful resolution of the matter.

The logical conclusion is pretty obvious.  Either those refusers seek to hide the truth of improper voter registration and voting, or they are so obsessed with obstructing President Trump they cannot do anything honest.

Amazing.  Well, perhaps not so amazing after all.

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Rifle; caliber .22 short, long and long rifle; Winchester Model 67

Full view from right side

A rifle made for training.  From information of characteristics, it was made in November/December 1937.  No serial numbers were applied at manufacture (prior to 1968).

Action style:  Bolt action, single shot, striker manually cocked after loading and closing bolt.  Design was intentional to reduce possibility of inappropriate discharge for inexperienced shooters.

Barrel length:  27 1/8 inches.  Conventionally rifled, twist rate of one revolution in 16.25 inches.

Weight:  Five pounds, two ounces.  (Unloaded, of course.)

Sights are traditional rifle sights of the era.

Rear sight blade, U notch

Rear sight, entire view

Rear sight is a leaf sight with slide, adjustable for elevation by moving the slide to elevate or lower the rear sight.  The rear sight blade with sighting notch is flat topped with half-round notch measuring three-sixteenths inch in diameter.  The assembly is mounted to the barrel by a dove tail arrangement at the front of the assembly.  This allows for drifting the entire assembly (using a brass or other non-marring drift and small hammer) either left or right to adjust windage, or to remove the original sight and replace it with some more appealing to the owner.  Since this rifle hasn’t been manufactured since the 1960s, casual replacement of parts is not advised to preserve the collector appeal and value.

Front sight bead and base, slightly fuzzy

Front is a single post with a one-eighth inch bead.  The front sight is also mounted on a dove tail base.  Therefore, it also is drift adjustable for windage or replacement of different front sight entirely.

 

 

Actual sighting is addressed following.

Rifle is not equipped to casually mount a telescopic sight; no ‘grooves’ or drilled and tapped mounting sites.

Testing:

Rifle fired on morning of 30 June 2017 at Four Rivers Sportsman’s Club (Hastings, Nebraska).  Sky was overcast but bright, temperature in the upper 60s to lower 70s, no discernible breeze.  All shots fired from a basic bench rest mechanism.  Shots and velocities timed on a C. E. D. chronograph.

Ammunition types used were CCI Standard Velocity (1070 fps advertised) and Norma USA match-22 (1100 fps advertised).  Due to the era of manufacture, I thought ‘standard velocity’ ammunition was more in keeping with the design of the rifle than any of the newer, ‘high velocity’ ammunition.  I also felt the sights where more suited to standard velocity ammunition.  I doubt modern loadings will harm the action or barrel, but no doubt someone will object to such practice.

Ten round velocity findings:

CCI Standard Velocity:  Average of ten shots, 1053 fps; spread of fastest to slowest shots, 105 fps.

Norma match-22:  Average of ten shots, 1033 fps; spread of fastest to slowest shots, 32 fps.

Both types of ammunition showed a more or less even spread across the range of velocities.   A better test would be one hundred rounds of each ammunition.  Expense and time tend to discourage me in this.

Accuracy testing:

Groups fired at fifty yards to provide adequate idea of accuracy.

Winchester 67: Five shots at 20 yards.

Winchester 67: Five shots at 50 yards.

Since I used five of the CCI shots to insure registration on target at twenty yards, the fifty yard group is only five shots and measures 2 inches high and 1.5 inches wide.  I held ‘center’ on the target and the group registered 4 inches high and 1 inch right of aiming point.  I point out the rear sight was moved to the lowest setting and registration was still some four inches high at fifty yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winchester 67: Eleven shots at 50 yards (benchrest)

 

 

 

 

 

As the rifle showed itself to be reasonably regulated, I fired the Norma group from fifty yards.  I fired eleven rounds of the Norma ammunition on the fifty yard target as one shot did not register on the chronograph.  Using a six o’clock hold, eight of the rounds grouped 1.25 inches high and 1.625 inches wide, roughly .5 inches below aiming point.  The other three shots were outside that cluster, expanding the total group to 2.25 x 3.25 inches, still about .5 inches below point of aim.

I hasten to add some of the ‘looseness’ of the groups are no doubt the result of my aged eyes and the rather imprecise nature of the open sights.

Both groups would be suitable for small game of squirrel or rabbit size at fifty yards and possible further with better eyes.

Sight picture is questionable.  Aligning the front bead centered in the semi-circular rear notch is intuitive; but positioning the front sight is debatable.  I achieved best results with the front (round) bead at the bottom of the target.  (Usually referred to as the “six o’clock hold”.)  A possibly more intuitive hold is to cover the target (a bullseye in this case), this is referred to as a “center hold”.  With the rear sight in the lowest position, a center hold results in shot holes roughly four inches above point of aim at 50 yards.

The arm functioned well.  The only ‘difficulty’ I found – and it’s so minor I hesitate to call it a ‘difficulty’ – is the extractor is somewhat in the way when inserting a new cartridge into the breech.  Merely pushing on the bolt causes the extractor to move (lower) out of the way and the cartridge chambers properly.

EDITED:  The final paragraph is amended.  In a late-breaking and chagrinning development, I was instructed correctly about removing the bolt from the action.

Clear and make safe.

Close the bolt.

De-cock the striker.

With the bolt closed, pull the trigger and keep it back.

Open and remove bolt.

Pull trigger and keep back to replace bolt (line up root of bolt handle with split in receiver.

NOTE:  Pulling trigger with bolt open will not allow removal of bolt.

 

All in all a useful rifle for the purpose intended.

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On the 241st Anniversary of Our Republic – May You Be Blessed

This is an email I received. The attachments (illustrations) didn’t ‘translate’ but most of my readers do not need pictures. Bless you all.

So it will be out there on the fourth!

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

For all of our other military personnel, where ever they may be.
Please Support all of the troops defending our Country.

God Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom. Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July.

We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful.

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform;
so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he’d stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil;
how many mothers’ tears?

How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
NO, FREEDOM ISN’T FREE

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant ‘Amen.’
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
of the mothers and the wives,
of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
NO FREEDOM ISN’T FREE

Enjoy Your Freedom and God Bless Our Troops.

When you read this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen. Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.

God Bless all!

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So Much for the Referendum

I kept hearing in the news on NPR (I listen to the classical music and hear the official left wing news when I cannot turn down the sound in time) about how the Georgia special election was to be a ‘referendum’ on President Trump being elected.

The ‘referendum’ endorsed the election of President Trump rather than repudiate the election. Which undercuts the Democrat position.

I rather imagine the Democrat Continuum will use the standard ploy in dealing with this development. Ignore it. Pretend it never happened. If prompted, pretend it didn’t mean a thing. Tell everyone how it was a ‘moral’ victory how the Democratic Continuum candidate scored so many votes – without mentioning the incredible amount of money funneled into the election from all the Democrat Continuum donors around the country.

Here’s the moral of the story: President Trump won the last election because the voters of the United States preferred Mr. Trump and what he represents to Secretary Hillary Clinton and what she represents. And the Democrat Continuum is still panicked and upset and still denying why they lost.

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One Interesting Lesson from the Alex Jones – Megyn Kelly Confrontation

According to many in the alleged ‘news’ industry, reporters and news agencies are to ask hard questions and expose the unspoken view of various issues.

However, when the broad front of the corporate “news media’ – personified by NBC and Megyn Kelly – encounter someone asking hard questions and a (publicly) unspoken view, they decide to vilify the person so doing.

What is even more offensive is Megyn Kelly (of NBC) attacked Mr. Jones not by answering any of his objections or questions, but by attacking Mr. Jones by appealing to the portrayed emotional response of ‘the parents’ of the Sandy Hook victims. Not only that, but by using a third party report of the emotional response.

When the ‘media’ makes up allegations against President Trump, the President is ‘demanded’ to answer all the inane and baseless charges. Yet, when Alex Jones has some unanswered questions about Sandy Hook, he is told to shut up and not bother ‘anyone’; mainly the mainstream news media.

This is another revelation of the hypocrisy of the left based ‘news media’. The question is not about whether Sandy Hook happened or not, the question is why does Megyn Kelly and NBC believe they are the final decision on reality.

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James Comey and his Testimony

According to Fox News, late FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.  (Just for the record, they are really having a difficult time finding any to share.)

The Fox News headline reads, “Win for critics or allies?”  Allow me to predict no matter what Mr. Comey actually says, the Democrat Continuum will announce President Trump is guilty of pretty much everything; including the killing of Cock Robin.

Tomorrow come the claims…

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