Sunday, October 19, 2014


I asked this on Facebook.

'So let me get this straight.
We are sending troops to West Africa to provide humanitarian aid for the Ebola epidemic.
When these troops come back to the US, they will have to go through a 21 day quarantine, but foreigners coming FROM west Africa do NOT have to go through this quarantine.
How can this possibly sound RIGHT to ANYONE?'

This isn't a stupid question. It's not a dumb question. It IS an honest & fair question.

Why would this be forced on our men & women in uniform, but not someone WITHOUT the training (that I sincerely hope our troops will get) and equipment that can keep them safe?

Honestly WHY?

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rolling Stone Ragazine.... Again

Rolling Stone Ragazine, in it's continuing stupidity, has an article listing "The 5 most dangerous Guns"!!!!!! DUM, DUM, DUM ...........DUMB.
This article is SO MORONIC it sucks IQ points out of the room. At least they're consistent in their incompetence.

Let's take a look, shall we?
Number one is....... Pistols.
Wait.... what? No. They wouldn't just list basic types of firearms in their anti gun crusade? You know, to paint ALL guns as BAD? Would they? Yep.

Number two is Revolvers.
Yep no surprise there... Well actually, I was surprised. I expected the insidious 'assault weapon'.

Number three is Rifles!
"According to FBI latest publicly available homicide records, in 2012 rifles were used to murder more than 320 people."
Also in 2012 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) were used to murder 518 people and Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)  a further 678. Obviously RSM couldn't give a rat's $hit about those 1196 people. They don't fit into RSM's agenda.

Number four is Shotguns
"Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic cartridge of a rifle.
Per the FBI, shotguns were used in 303 murders in 2012."
RSM, learn a little (at least) about what you are talking about. Modern gunpowder does not 'explode', it burns at a VERY fast rate, producing expanding gas that force the bullet or shot down the barrel.
Also, if you add both the rifle number (320) and the shotgun number (303) it comes out to 623. Still less than hands, fists, feet, etc at 678.

Number five is Derringers
Yep. Derringers. I can honestly say I have never even seen one fired, I know of no one who owns one and I have never heard of one being used in modern times. So why add it? It fits their 'all guns are EVUL' agenda.

Here is a fact that a rag like RSM will not print. Murders by firearms have been steadily (if slowly with sporadic increases) DECREASING for 20 years.
2008 was 9,528 2009 was 9,199 2010 was 8,874 2011 was 8,653 2012 was 8,855

Bias in the media is nothing surprising...I just didn't think anyone put that level of ham-fisted propaganda in print outside of North Korea.
FBI stats from here

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rolling Stone Ragazine

Rolling Stone Ragazine, I mean magazine (to save typing it will be RSM here), is on a one rag fight against gun rights. At least that is my take. They've already show bad judgement with putting the douche bag known as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (aka the surviving Boston Bomber) on the cover. Glamorizing the terrorist when they could have centered on the heroes who risked everything to help the victims.
Enough about that lets look at one of shots in their 'war' on firearms.
The first article is "How to Beat the NRA In 7 (Not-So-Easy) Steps"
1. Commit to a Generation-Long Battle
Why because legal gun owners are tired of gun laws that do nothing but disarm LEGAL GUN OWNERS.
Oh and I loved this one, "But thanks to the NRA's relentless efforts, Illinois last year became the 50th state to pass legislation allowing its residents to pack heat." Show me a single state that has 'turned into the Wild West' (the favorite argument that anti gun people use against concealed-carry), It has the OPPOSITE effect.

2. Think Federally. Act Locally.
"Rural and red-state America are vastly over-represented in Congress, and so too are their pro-gun views."
So, if people don't share your liberal views, then we should ignore the way our government is constructed. You know, to give EQUAL power to ALL. Hey RSM if you don't like the way the U.S. government is structured...... wait for it........ MOVE.

4. Act, Don't Dither
"When catastrophic events like Newtown unfold, there's an impulse from many elected officials to slow down, to gather facts, to ensure that cooler heads prevail. Politically, this is why gun-control dies."
Wait, this rag is saying to use an emotional response and not use FACTS???! Slowing down and gathering FACTS is exactly what should be done. I don't want (and I don't think anyone sane wants) laws passed or rights changed on a whim! BTW gun control dies because THE PEOPLE want it to die.

5. Bring Big Money to the Table
"But the emergence of billionaire Michael Bloomberg as the gun-control movement's money man has been a game changer. Last year, on the strength of $12 million from Bloomberg himself, gun-control advocates outspent gun-rights groups on television by a margin of 7-to-1."
And they STILL lost, because THE PEOPLE do not want more laws that are useless at stopping crime but enable criminals.
BTW "If you don't know who Michael Bloomberg is (he is in charge of 'Everytown for Gun Safety', 'Moms Demand Action' & 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns') was the mayor of New York city for 3 terms and he's also the dude who bullied VERY anti gun Bermuda into allowing his bodyguards to carry firearms while there. Hell, most of Bermudas police aren't allowed firearms! But hypocrite Bloomberg NEEDS armed guards. Why? IDK, If Bloomberg was right about gun control, then Bermuda (with its draconian gun laws) should be one of the safest places on Earth. Why would his bodyguards NEED to be armed?"

6. Think Bigger than Mayors, Moms, and Martyrs
"The NRA wins because it's a massive organization with a national focus, a storied history, simple branding — not to mention a constitutional amendment in its back pocket."
Hey LOOK, ACTUAL FACTS in this 'article'! The NRA is a "massive organisation" because a massive number of people believe in protecting the right to own and carry firearms.
"Until very recently, gun-control forces have been balkanized among disparate groups centered on mayors, mothers, and martyrs".
Like Mayors against illegal guns, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms demand action..... All of which are Bloomberg's.  Yeah, that guy AGAIN. Not so 'balkanized'.

7. Prepare for Setbacks — and for Payback
"A greater menace than legal setbacks is, as we alluded to in step number 5, the political payback the NRA seeks to exact. In the wake of post-Newtown and Aurora reforms, the NRA has already drawn blood. It led a successful September special-election recall of two state legislators in Colorado who voted to expand gun-control in March 2013, strengthening background checks and limiting magazines to 15 rounds. It was a well-funded fight on both sides, with Bloomberg and the NRA each ponying up about $350,000. Ultimately the NRA won in a low-turnout election where its grassroots power tipped the scales."
Wait, just so I understand, RSM is whining because 2 state legislators that were anti gun got recalled. LEGALLY. RSM, you might want to wash the sand out of your diapers.

And if you have been paying attention, you noticed I skipped the worst of this garbage. Here it is.
3. Politicize Disaster, Unabashedly
"Making a political issue of the tiny coffins of dead children in the wake of a school shooting isn't just a thing that helps pass strong gun-control, it's practically the only thing in the last quarter century that's moved the needle on anti-gun-violence laws."
'Making a political issue of the tiny coffins of dead children'...... I honestly don't.... This is just.....
If you need to use 'the tiny coffins of dead children' to make your political point, you are lower than the worthless trash that murder those innocents.

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Thursday, July 10, 2014

That 40% lie keeps coming up.... and maybe that was the plan

Last year President Obama quoted a figure, "40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.
And that number keeps coming up. I think that was the plan, because who would think that THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES would, ummm, 'be inaccurate' on national TV, with a prepared speech, and with something that can be easily checked by ANYONE with access to the internet?

Anyone want to know just how 'bogus' this claim is?
1. First off the study was published in 1997, so he was quoting a 15 year old study (Outdated).
2. The study was from 1991 to 1994, with 20 year old data (Very outdated).
3. The Study was a telephone survey. (Not the most accurate way of collecting data)
4. Of 251 people, that's right, ONLY 251 people. (A tiny sampling makes for BAD data)
5. The NICS system (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) was mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Law) of 1993 and launched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1998. (Inconsequential, the laws had changed since the study)
6. The actual number was 35.7%, NOT 40% (Artificially inflated).
7. The 36%, see I rounded it off the RIGHT way, was for ALL transfers, not just sales. (A lie by misrepresentation)
8. If you take away the 'non sales' transfers, you come up with 26.4% with only 14% not going through federally licensed dealers. (A far cry from that 40% number)
9. One of the authors of the study, Philip Cook of Duke University, has been quoted as saying,  "This survey was done almost 20 years ago. … It’s clear there are a lot of transactions that are not through dealers. How many, we’re not really clear on it. … We would say it’s a very old number." (Even one of the Authors thinks it is out of date)
10. One expert, David Kopel at the University of Denver law school, said he doesn’t think the figure was ever accurate because of what the survey actually asked.
 "The study did not say whether there was a background check on the sale. It asked the buyer, do you think there was? So some buyers may have known, some may not have known," Kopel said. "All it measured was buyer perception, not whether a check actually occurred." (Buyer perception and memory, not facts)
11. Criminals don't buy guns from vendors BECAUSE vendors ALREADY do a background check! Even dealers at gun shows have to use it! See the National Instant Criminal Background Check System link above. (So how would more laws, making it more difficult for a law abiding citizen, make things better when criminals do not abide the laws already in place or buy guns from dealers?)

My overall take on this, Obama used the 40% number as if it is current, accurate and true to push his agenda. In short the lie told to us was,
Outdated, very outdated, inaccurately collected, tiny sampling, inconsequential because of newer laws, artificially inflated, misrepresented, an outright lie, discredited by one of the authors, not based on facts and useless for stopping crimes.
No one should be surprised that he told us a HUGE lie.

Remember, the FBI has stated the 1994 assault weapons ban did NOTHING to stop ANY shootings.

Anti-gun politicians like to point to Australia as an example. It has a 'mass murder' rate of 0.0042 per 100,000.
And then they ignore New Zealand. New Zealand doesn't have Australia's anti gun laws and has an inconsequentially (numerically) higher rate of 0.0050 per 100,000.

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why do Pro gun control outlets lie?

The other day 'Everytown for Gun Safety' published an article claiming
Seems terrifying. And that is what they wanted.
Being 'mildly' retentive, I looked into the group first.
'Everytown for Gun Safety' is a front for ..... Mayors Against Illegal Guns (which BTW our mayor Leighton is a member). 

You remember them (maybe), these are the morons that listed Tamerlan Tsarnev as a victim of gun violence. That's right. Well that sent up every flag. So I looked closer.

Even very anti Gun CNN (who could forget the asshat known as Piers Morgan) had to put a retraction out after using the figure. 

BTW, the real figure..... 15. Still 15 too many, but now we know that Michael Bloomberg and his cronies will do ANYTHING to promote their agendas. Now having agenda's isn't a bad thing, but when you have to lie to promote them.... I think we should look for an ulterior motive. In this case the number is out there and will be quoted for months, even when the person quoting it KNOWS it is a lie.

If you don't know who Michael Bloomberg is (he is in charge of 'Everytown for Gun Safety', 'Moms Demand Action' & 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns') was the mayor of New York city for 3 terms and he's also the dude who bullied VERY anti gun Bermuda into allowing his bodyguards to carry firearms while there. Hell, most of Bermudas police aren't allowed firearms! But hypocrite Bloomberg NEEDS armed guards. Why? IDK, If Bloomberg was right about gun control, then Bermuda (with its draconian gun laws) should be one of the safest places on Earth. Why would his bodyguards NEED to be armed?

Late add on: More info

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 4

I've done this for Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3.
And now on to The Walking Dead (Season 4)'s ineptitude.

The attempt to raid a Big Lots equivalent. I would think that by now people would not stand around gawking while zombies fell through the roof.

Why does Glenn keep passing by all the batteries at the Big Spot.

Their pig died despite having an experienced veterinarian in the group. Why did nobody think to have Hershel do an examination of the animal?

They know most walker-fights will result in hand to hand combat, yet there was only one sword in the group and no axes, maces or spears?

These people have no idea what "patrolling" means. And they definitely have ZERO idea how to size up the objective, I mean they FAILED to notice a CH-47 (A HUGE honking 99 foot long, 10+ ton helicopter) when they did a 360 degree observation!! Oh wait, this group.... Probably did NOT do a 360. That would take thought.
If they set out a boom box 3 days ago to draw local zombies away from the area... Why didn't the zombies on the roof follow the sound, fall off the roof and go splat? They followed the sound of the booze falling over INSIDE of a building. That had to be more muted than outside noise.

If a child were sick, and told an adult (when leaving 'story time'), that adult should have taken the child to the infirmary. Never mind that one walker inside the walls could kill the entire group, Flu killed more soldiers in World War 1 than enemy action.

Rick goes off by himself with an unknown person, who looks and sounds REALLY crazy. How difficult would it have been to get someone else? Where are the short range walkie talkies that are apparently free for the taking? If they can charge an MP3 player they can charge walkies, and why is ANYONE going outside the fence alone!!! Two people are four TIMES as effective as one.

Add to that the 'casual' way Rick treated the 1911 handgun he found in the garden.
He took the magazine out and tossed it into the wheelbarrow.
First off, It may of been salvageable (and even if it wasn't, it may have provided repair parts).
Tossing a weapon that may be useful = dumb.
Second, He NEVER cleared the chamber. Tossing a possibly loaded weapon, when there is no REASON to = VERY DUMB.

And why is Rick "farming" alone? Everyone who can should be helping. If just to get the production up, Not to mention what if Rick died going outside the fences ALONE.

Clearly, in a post apocalyptic zombie world, and with a crazy ass governor liable to pop up at any time, a fully armoured, bullet proof hummer is NOT a priority when you have a Hyundai. The 4 Hummers at the Big Spot should have been a HUGE priority, even if they would be rarely used.

If you set fire to two human bodies just outside a building, the smoke and smell would be noticeable from a mile away. Two gas cans in the background, that much gas and you'd risk setting the building on fire.

With the size group that they have - they should have offensive patrols walking outside the fence taking out the 1-2 walker stragglers so that there never is a large group of Walkers.

Traps needed to be set up in the woods, not only animal traps but anti-zombie traps like Morgan had last season. Its a war of attrition and they keep going defensive. And going defensive is a losing strategy.

The group KNOWS that anyone who dies will reanimate.
They have older people AND injured (injuries WILL happen).
They know if someone has a heart attack, stroke, bad fall, whatever and dies they will come back, Yet they aren't securing the cell doors!!!! No roving patrols, not even a fire watch!! BTW, I wouldn't 'lock' the doors because then you need a key while in the dark. I would, at the very least, have everyone tie their doors shut. Maybe use a carabiner to hold the doors shut like they did the fences last season.

The prison is far from any city (no city water system) so it must have had a well. Also they are running generators at times, so during those times they should be using the well to fill up the water containers.
Why are they using that vulnerable hand pump system that risks lives to clear every time it clogs?

Daryl fiddling with the radio while driving, Who Taught him how to drive? Lori?.... I mean its not like there were other people in the car too do that while he was driving, oh wait, yes there were..... or I don't know, maybe stopping to tune the radio (which may keep you in range of the signal). But that may back up the non existent traffic.

Roughly 2 years into the ZPAW and they take a rear wheel drive muscle car with street tires on a vitally important run.
Why? Because it can go 0 to 60 about 4 seconds faster than a MUCH more practical 4 wheel drive!!!!!
Come on. That was moronic if just because the 4 wheel drive would have more room. Daryl has been finding people (the latest that we know about was Bob about a week ago), what if they found more people? And it was a leave them to die or take them situation? What if Hershel was right and they found the vet pharmacy untouched? Treat it like the drug store from season 2 and have to go all the way back for the rest?
Also what time they would 'save' by taking a muscle car would be lost (and a lot more) the second they come up on a wreck that blocked the road, a road that was washed out or any situation that caused them to turn around where they may have been able to throw an SUV into four wheel drive and avoid the obstacle or attach a chain and move the obstacle. Damn. Those Hummers would be really usefull..... IF THEY HAD TAKEN THEM.

Hey Carl when a vehicle you don't recognize (Daryl & crew returning with medicine) comes up to the gate, Don't skip down to the gate and open it without checking it out.

Speaking of Daryl, Why didn't the crew (the vet school one) take at least one automatic weapon. It was an important mission, not your average run of the mill run where they could just turn back empty handed. They need to bring some firepower. Not every living person is friendly.

Why the HELL would you leave a large quantity of weapons out in the weather like that! In an OPEN LAUNDRY BIN NO LESS!

Hershel not wanting the kids to see him killing walkers, it had to be done, how long can they be sheltered from things like that? The kids have to learn to fight and protect themselves.

Herschel is working in an area where multiple people died due to a single sick person returning as zombie, yet no gun even though he has limited mobility???????

I really don't get the Gov/Phillip/Brian's plan for the prison. He wants it, but puts cannon rounds into the buildings. They can be safe there, but has the tank run over the fences (those are what make the prison safer). Kills Hershel which sets off a series of deaths in his own group (but numbers are needed to keep the prison viable)

The operator of the tank was a professional tank driver in the military, so we can assume he knew a little something about tanks. Yet, he fires the rounds (at point blank range), never getting near any of Rick's people, but destroying the buildings that he supposedly wants to capture and live in.
EVER (and when talking about this show, that's saying a lot)

There is no such thing as a tank sneaking up on someone. The noise and ground vibrations alone betray its arrival. And yet, in a world with ZERO noise pollution, no one at the prison noticed the 50+ ton diesel monster parked at the fence until it lobbed a wake-up round into the prison tower.

How the hell did the chess piece (the 'Brian' king) get to the prison? The kid was playing in the mud, so she didn't have it and she would've dropped it during the attack if she did. Her mom wouldn't have bothered to bring it. And Brian/Phillip wouldn't have taken it with him.
Talk about hitting us in the face with symbolism.

Hey Daryl, bodies are NOT bullet proof. Especially rotting ones. Rifle bullets will go through cinder blocks, but not a walker (??!!!) because, like Axel, they suddenly become bullet proof?
Right. If zombie bodies don't stop Michonne's sword or the stakes by the gate or a bar thrust through the fence, they won't stop a hail of rifle bullets.

Despite having had a need in the past for a fall back point (it ended badly with the group on the move for MONTHS without one after season 2), and having the fences almost fail multiple times, knowing there was a massive herd out there on the move, and that the Governor was still out there (although they did believe him defeated), the only plan they made was to have a bus ready, but no plan of where the bus should go, or a meeting spot should someone miss the bus or be out on a run, for instance. So we're supposed to believe that this group of 'seemingly intelligent' people never thought to designate a meeting spot. The second half of this season has been them randomly wandering around hoping to find safety and each other. There is no plan, and what plan there was consisted of "get on the bus!", which most of them did not do.

Daryl & Beth, If it's just the two of you (especially if one has a bum leg), Why the HELL would you make ANY noise that may attract walkers? Beth be quiet and leave the piano alone.
Daryl it's been two years, by now you should know not to 'just open the door'. Honestly, I don't do that now and I don't have to worry about flesh eating walkers, just the random Jehovah's Witness (shudder).

Hey let's go through a dark tunnel filled with walkers, without enough ammo instead of going around it. Let me think about it for a microsecond. How STUPID are you, Glenn.
Maggie wants her hubby, not a shambling corpse.

When are these people going to learn that if you put a blade at the end of a stick - you get a spear. And then you can kill zombies from safety.

The picture burning was beyond stupid. What if they got separated again through no fault of their own and Glenn needs to show the picture to people to see if they've seen her anywhere?

Who keeps an unprepared rabbit overnight?

The whole Terminus issue.
The sensible strategy would be to observe from a concealed point and take note of such things as
How many people appeared to live there
What kind of people they are
What kind of living were they doing
How were they handling the zombies
I mean at least have some idea of what you're walking into.

Hey, Rick. Here's a plan. Go in at night and do a proper recon (but then this group NEVER does, They missed a 100 foot long 10 ton helo that crashed on the Big Spot's roof).
And I'm pretty sure a recon would have found the dozen or so sets of butchered human remains (bodies and Georgia heat means SMELLY, BTW where were the flies? Those bodies should've been COVERED with flies and maggots) and the recon may have found the prisoners.
With that info a proper plan could be devised.
But No, this group had to sneak in and then throw ANY advantage that gave them away by walking up and saying, "Howdy Neighborinos".

BTW, I didn't come up with all of these, So to everyone who contributed, Thank you.
Dan Emplit WBFD

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Just a quick post tonight.
These people are parked diagonally, it's the 700 block of North Washington street. Effectively the street is down to one lane. All because people won't even try to dig out their parking spaces.
Doesn't sound too bad right? Now imagine the FD trying to get to a house fire. Having to wait because it is one lane and the oncoming traffic has nowhere to go. How about an ambulance trying to get to your child. Or the PD trying to get to a 'shots fired' and 'Officer Down' call.
Think of how your actions or Inaction will affect others.

Dan Emplit WBFD

Friday, January 31, 2014

Betrayed by Billy Vaughn

Betrayed: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s father
"If you’ve seen the recent big screen stories of US Navy SEALS in Afghanistan, in Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty, you are no doubt struck by the sacrifices these elite warriors make on the modern battlefield and the impeccable examples of heroism these movies have portrayed — not propaganda but truth.

However, there is another US Navy SEAL story from Afghanistan that’s not receiving much attention, simply because its truth is an indictment of failure on the part of the Obama administration, US Congress, and senior military leadership.

It is the story of the fate that befell a CH-47D helicopter, call sign Extortion 17.

Back on August 6, 2011, six months after Navy SEALs had terminated Osama Bin Laden, America suffered the single largest one-day loss of life in the ten year combat operation in Afghanistan. It was also the largest loss of Navy Special Warfare life in their history.

The mission that fateful evening entailed US Army Rangers going into the Tangi River valley in Wardak Province in Afghanistan after Taliban leader Qari Tahir.

As the Rangers landed and executed their mission, the Aerial Weapons Team (AWT) in two US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters observed two individuals fleeing, but permission to engage with 30mm guns was denied.

The AWT then observed these two individuals, who they assessed to be armed, link up with six others who took up positions near the proposed helicopter landing zone (HLZ) that would be used later. Again, permission to engage was denied.

Back at the Forward Operating Base, the decision was made to launch the Quick Reaction Force (QRF). But just before takeoff, seven Afghan Commandos who were listed on the manifest to accompany the mission were switched out, and the new Afghans were not manifested.

The QRF loaded onto a CH-47D Chinook aircraft headed into a hot HLZ zone where combat operations had been raging for some three hours. The lumbering CH-47D is slow and possesses less maneuver capability than the normal special operations MH-47 aircraft.

Unescorted, the CH-47D made its way to the area of operations in the Tangi River valley, a Taliban stronghold. Because of the rules of engagement, no pre-assault fires were approved on the HLZ and there were no “eyes on” the HLZ to support the QRF infiltration.

It was easy pickings for the enemy. From a prepared firing position atop a building, they launched three rocket-propelled grenades. One hit the CH-47D’s tail rotor blade and in approximately 5 seconds it broke up into three pieces and crashed into a dry creek bed in a ball of flames.

The AWT had eyes on the point of origin of the RPG shots but the AH-64s were denied approval to engage the enemy — who were seen handing down equipment and fleeing the area.

I recommend you all pick up a copy of the book, Betrayed: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s father by Billy Vaughn. Billy and Karen Vaughn live just north of me in Stuart, Florida, and I came to know them as they reached out to me while I served in Congress on this matter.

I know the story in detail because I received the classified briefing on the incident. In Billy’s book, you feel his pride in his son and the moment when he learned of his son’s death. You share the emotional strain of the family as they deal with the loss of Aaron.

But you also share the anguish of a father who learns he has been lied to as he uncovers the truth. You’ll read the declassified documents and investigation report that Billy had to read to learn the massive cover-up surrounding the death of these brave men, including his only son.

I’m sure you remember President Obama’s May 2011 speech after the killing of bin Laden, but there was no speech after Extortion 17. Billy and Karen Vaughn lost their 30-year-old SEAL Team VI son, Aaron Vaughn in that helicopter shoot down. Along with Aaron there were 16 US Navy SEAL Team VI members, five US Navy SEAL Team support members and one working dog, five US Army and Army National Guard flight crewmembers, three US Air Force members of the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, seven unidentified Afghan Commandos, and one Afghan interpreter.

What is so appalling is the lack of concern from the Obama administration, Congress, and the military to lift the curtain of deceit. As well, you come to realize media hypocrisy is hiding this incident from the American people.

If this were the Bush administration, the story would have been all over the New York Times, Washington Post, and every single liberal media outlet — not that’s not the case. Remember Cindy Sheehan and attention she got? Then why are Billy and Karen Vaughn shunned?

Betrayed is a must read, you will not put the book down. It is a book that MUST be made into a film, albeit controversial. It should be mailed to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Speaker Boehner, Senator Reid, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi with one simple question, “Where is the truth for the Vaughns and all the families who lost their loved ones?” It is a book that should shame the media for not covering this dark moment in US Military history.

Never should our warriors and their families be treated in this manner. Never again should they be Betrayed."

This article was written Lieutenant Colonel Allen West

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SOTU address

So let me get this straight.
Because Obama can't get his 'vision' for America by working with Congress (you know, the OTHER ELECTED officials), he's going to go around them.
The last time I looked, we have three branches in the Federal government, all of which WE ELECT in the hopes that they will represent our views and vote to support what WE want.

"What I offer tonight (BLAH BLAH BLAH). Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I."

"I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects"

"The American people aren't interested in refighting old battles," This was a dig at Republicans about the Affordable Care Act, Which is Law (that he keeps illegally changing), But Barry keeps forgetting that the Second Amendment is part of the supreme law of our land.

I don't trust this man at all. Remember “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan”

I did not serve for 6 years in order to live in a dictatorship.

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Saturday, January 25, 2014

G2 research's "R.I.P." Round

There's a new round in town and I expect it's performance will be .......
These exotic rounds come and go, but with the modern electronic state they make an initial big splash and then quickly and quietly die when people learn about the street results.

Also their web site is down more than the Obamacare site. But a friend was able to get on and played 'copy & paste' with some of the claims for me.
* 16" Penetration 
* Up to 6" diameter spread 
* 96 gr projectile 
* 2" grouping at 25 yards 
* 1265 FPS / 490 Muzzle Energy 
* 9 Separate Wound Channels 
* Precision Machined 
* Solid Copper / Lead Free
* Defeats all known barriers such as sheet metal, sheet rock, windshields, plywood, heavy winter clothing
First off, '16" penetration' is from the base (and I REALLY doubt it with that bullet weight), and that is, basically, a 9mm wadcutter. If you want 9mm wadcutter performance, buy 9mm full metal jacket rounds. They cost a LOT less.
The '6" diameter spread'..... Of what? If they mean the fragments then that is nothing special. Glaser has been producing the safety slug for decades.
96 grain projectile is very light for caliber, and that means a very nasty SHALLOW wound. A bullet must reach vital organs in order to stop an attack. For that a bullet needs weight. This doesn't have that.
"1265 FPS / 490 Muzzle Energy" On this I call BULL$HIT. Unless someone has changed how foot pounds are measured then this works out to 341 foot pounds. Go ahead and plug the numbers (bullet weight and velocity) in for yourself
"Defeats all known barriers such as sheet metal, sheet rock, windshields, plywood, heavy winter clothing"... AND? So what? So does the .22 long rifle and I wouldn't recommend that for self defense.

I'd like to say this performance is impressive, but the web site is lacking in .... ANY substantial details.
What size was the block? Manufacturer? BB calibration depth? 

Balloons should be terrified.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this is a quantum leap in technology. Maybe my math is bad.
Maybe this is marketing and the R.I.P. round is just a flashy specialty round that will not live up to the hype.
Buy a quality hollow point, train with your weapon and avoid these specialty rounds, at least until they are proven on the street.
Late add on: I added a link for a ballistic calculator.

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Friday, January 24, 2014

EMTs really delivered for senior

I’m 77 and live alone in a high-rise in Wilkes-Barre. On Sunday morning, Jan. 5, I was getting my trash ready to take down the hall to the trash chute when I became suddenly very ill.
It happened so fast, but I knew I was in trouble. I dialed 911. The emergency medical technicians from the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department seemed to be at my door in 5 seconds. I remember opening the door, and that’s all I remember. I don’t recall the two EMTs, being loaded on a gurney, being wheeled down the hall or the ride in the ambulance to the emergency room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
It was hours later that I became lucid and the ER doctor told me I had pneumonia and was being admitted. While waiting to be transferred up to the intensive care unit, I noticed my cane standing nearby. I asked the nurse how it got there, and she told me the EMTs brought it in along with a lot of other items.
I checked the “other items.” My heavy winter coat, scarf, gloves, hat, shirt, keys, wallet, eyeglasses, cellphone and even the cellphone charger, which I would need that night! How unbelievably thoughtful was that?
I’m back home after 12 days in the hospital and I still can’t get over how thoughtful the EMTs were in gathering up my personal items. I can’t express my gratitude enough to the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department and especially the two EMTs who responded and went above and beyond their duty.
Thank you.

Ray Rinaldi
That was Paramedic Mike Stadulis and FF/EMT Robert Stehle.
Good work guys.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote

Thursday, January 9, 2014

GasGate still not resolved (and not going to be)

If anyone still thought DA Stefanie Salavantis wasn't tanking the GasGate investigation, well here is the quote that pretty much proved it for me,
District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said detectives followed up on the editorial. If the paper has something, “then we need it,” she said. 
Eighteen months of investigating and the Times Leader (which by now has printed EVERYTHING that they have) has more info than she does.
Detectives also visited the state Department of Environmental Protection in Wilkes-Barre on Monday after the newspaper informed the district attorney that no one from her office sought information from DEP that first investigated the report of missing fuel in July 2012.
Nice to see that the 'detectives' finally got the paper work that said the fuel loss wasn't from a leak or bad record keeping (seems to me THAT would've been step ONE)

Salavantis had said the probe has been delayed by the workload on her office, including violent crimes and homicides
And holidays, don't forget the holiday excuse!

“We had boxes and boxes of documents we had to go through,” Salavantis said 

We follow all the leads and all the information that may be relevant to the investigation,” Salavantis said

Lets face it. Her investigation is a total soup sandwich. No one in the city administration is going to get so much as a slap on the wrist.
If the Times Leader hadn't been involved then this wouldn't have seen the light of day.
If the DEP hadn't gotten involved then this would've been swept under the rug already.

One a side note,
Some days, even pets need help. Especially in this cold. Good work guys.

Dan Emplit WBFD

AKA Don Quixote