Drone strikes kill too many innocent bystanders

How would Americans swallow it if some foreign nation were to fly drones over our cities, trying to kill drug dealers or mafia bosses, and blowing up restaurants or apartment buildings full of people who have nothing to do with the criminal?

As many as 1,147 people may have been killed during attempts to kill 41 men, accounting for a quarter of all possible drone strike casualties in Pakistan and Yemen. In Yemen, strikes against just 17 targets accounted for almost half of all confirmed civilian casualties. Yet evidence suggests that at least four of these 17 men are still alive. Similarly, in Pakistan, 221 people, including 103 children, have been killed in attempts to kill four men, three of whom are still alive and a fourth of whom died from natural causes. One individual, Fahd al Quso, was reported killed in both Yemen and Pakistan. In four attempts to kill al Quso, 48 people potentially lost their lives.

It’ll be interesting when the Republicans regain control of the White House and Democrats suddenly become anti-war again and start protesting all the innocent causalities.  But by then they’ll be the minority again and unable to do anything about it.

And is that all part of the charade of changing parties in power but never changing course?

 

Who’s that lady?

Because everytime Windows 10 updates it resets Internet Explorer’s home page to MSN, I found out that people (gossip columnists) are freaking out about Renee Zellweger because her face is completely different. Could it be botox? Eye lifts?

Renee Zellweger

But I’m fairly certain that’s Kristen Wiig playing a joke on them with one of her impersonations.

Kristen Wiig

 

Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test

Here’s something I just stumbled upon: Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test.

 Here’s what we did:

  • We acquired four identical Bushmaster AR-15 rifles.  We chose the Bushmaster MOE Series AR-15 because it’s a widely available, affordable, and mass-market.  We didn’t want something too cheap and of lower quality or something too expensive and of high quality since our goal is to help the most number of people.
  • We acquired 10,000 rounds each of the following ammunition (new production):Federal 55gr – Brass-Cased – Copper Jacket
  • Wolf 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper)
  • Tula 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper)
  • Brown Bear 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Lacquer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket(steel and copper)
  • We paired each ammunition type with a specific Bushmaster AR-15 and then fired all 10,000 rounds of it through that particular carbine (except for Tula)

Basically, the copper-jacketed Federal was much kinder to the bore and action, but the steel-jacketed Wolf, Tula, and Brown Bear are so much cheaper that you can afford to replace your barrel and other parts every 5,000 rounds as they wear out.

Oh, and Tula wouldn’t cycle the Bushmaster but worked fine in a Spike’s carbine.