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Sharks with Frickin Laser Beams

courtesy warframe.com

Russia is arming underwater drones with assault rifles, and that’s a first for undersea warfare

Wut? . . .

A Russian state-owned arms maker reportedly unveiled the world’s first underwater drone armed with an assault rifle that’s designed to defend naval bases from enemy divers and assault teams.

“The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials,” Rostec, the company behind the drone’s development, told Sputnik News at the the International Military Technical Forum “Army 2018.”

“Full-fledged trials will begin closer to the start of winter. It is a unique project since no one has so far fitted [an underwater drone] with small arms. Moreover, very few [countries] in the world have underwater automatic small arms.”

Sandy Hook Elementary Lobby Glass Shot Out Adam Lanza

courtesy nytimes.com

N.J. wouldn’t give teachers guns under possible Trump program, Murphy says

Of course he does . . .

New Jersey would not take part if President Donald Trump’s administration allows states to use federal funds to buy guns for teachers, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday.

The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported that the U.S. Education Department is considering whether to permit states to seek federal money set aside for academic enrichment and student services to purchase firearms for educators to protect students.

But Murphy, a Democrat who frequently opposes Republican Trump and vocal gun control advocate, said “arming our teachers is illogical and dangerous.”

“We know what happens when a gun enters a classroom,” the governor said in a statement. “The result is almost always tragic and devastating. Fewer guns means fewer gun deaths.

Woman wounded in target shooting incident

Know your target and what’s beyond it . . .

A little after noon on July 30, authorities responded to a report of a Riverside residence being struck by gun fire. According to court records, a female resident had been making lunch in the kitchen when she was struck in the knee by a stray bullet.

According to court records, both Drumm and Stilley were firing at a target erected behind a house whose address is technically in Encampment, which rests north from where the victim was struck.

Kalashnikov CV-1 Electric Car Trabant Lada

courtesy cnn.com and Kalashnikov

The maker of the AK-47 wants to sell electric cars

Apparently brought to you by the same design geniuses who produced the Lada and the Trabant . . .

The company said in a statement that its CV-1 can travel as far as 350 kilometers (217 miles) on a single charge, and accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in six seconds. The concept’s retro design is based on a popular Soviet-era hatchback.

Kalashnikov told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti that the CV-1 would allow it to compete with electric carmakers such as Tesla (TSLA). It did not say whether the car would enter production, or provide a price.

The company did not respond to a request for more details.

Brenna Spencer Open Carry Instagram

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Gun-toting college grad tries her hand at open carry

Good . . .

A Nashville woman whose college graduation photo of her carrying an assault rifle went viral earlier this year is now garnering attention for openly carrying a firearm around the city, a report said Thursday.

Brenna Spencer, 22, had tweeted the photo in April of herself wearing a pink “Women for Trump” T-shirt and lifting it to expose a handgun in her waistband.

“I’ve heard from women saying I inspired them to take steps to defend themselves and get their concealed carry permits,” Spencer told Nashville’s Fox 17 News. “This was never what I planned although I love having a bigger platform and being able to empower women to protect themselves.”

This week, she walked around the Music City with her Smith & Wesson .380 openly, the station reported.

Mark David Chapman John Lennon Assassination Murder Parole

courtesy rollingstone.com

John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole for 10th Time

But John Hinckley Jr. is out and about . . .

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in New York City in December 1980, has been denied parole for the 10th time. On Thursday, a three-person parole board panel rejected his latest bid for parole, Reuters reports.

“The panel has determined that your release would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of society,” the state Board of Parole told Chapman in a letter. The parole board’s statement was similar to the one Chapman was provided when his request was last rejected in 2016 and a nearly identical reason was given in 2014.


  1. avatar Nanashi says:


    ““Mr. McCain’s family has gathered in Arizona, and people close to him say his death is imminent,” a source told the New York Times.”

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Is it too early to break out the bubbly?

      1. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

        “Is it too early to break out the bubbly?”

      2. avatar Pg2 says:

        Lol! Didn’t know you had some humor in there pserge. Good one.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      The kindest thing I can say of the senator is thanks for your service and well bye.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        Can we bill the SOB for the THREE Jets he crashed. Good bet he has a multimillion $ net worth after spending his entire life in “public service”/gittin rich.

        1. avatar Big Bill says:

          According to many actual reports from investigative sources, he only “crashed” one; he was focused on the indicators inside the cockpit (specifically the landing gear indicator), and lost track of his altitude.
          The others weren’t his fault. One was an engine failure, one was in the fire on the Forrestal which was started by a Zuni fired from an F4 on the other side of the flight deck, and he was shot down over Viet Nam.
          This is not to be construed as saying that I agree with his politics.

        2. avatar SkyMan77 says:

          Didn’t know he was on the USS Forest-Fire during that terrible day. Thanks… I wouldn’t wish that on any American Sailor.

          My God have mercy on his Soul…

        3. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Sheesh, a one day crisis and you get excited, when he was a POW in Hanoi for 5+ years? Repeatedly tortured to the brink of death, but you wouldn’t wish an accident on him?

    3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Does this mean the appropriate authority could appoint a conservative replacement in time to help confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Kavanaugh?

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        After all Arizona still has a flake,so if there were a appointee it could possibly be one more vote of affirmation unless it was his daughter Megan.

      2. avatar FedUp says:

        Since McLame didn’t do the country the courtesy of resigning when he became unable to fulfill his job duties, we didn’t have the opportunity to put his replacement on this year’s ballot. So, when he dies, the governor of AZ will appoint a replacement from the governor’s party. That choice will probably be made by a governor who hasn’t been elected yet.

        And it seems the Flake has flaked out, so both of AZ’s two Senate seats will be up for grabs in the November election.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          If I’m not mistaken isn’t flake as much or more a RINO than McStain or just under Mcstain’s tutelage so to speak.

        2. avatar neiowa says:

          You are correct Green.

  2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Uh… wut g un?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Must be somewhere behind that smoking hot blonde who’s young enough to be my daughter.

  3. avatar Nanashi says:

    ““The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle.”
    According to other sources, surprisingly this is actually correct. It uses this

    1. avatar How_Terrible says:

      If a firearms idea exists that we might consider weird or a bit kooky then you can be almost certain that the Russians I have given it a go.

    2. avatar neiowa says:

      Sounds to me like more commie maskirovka

      1. avatar How_Terrible says:

        No, Russia really does have a rifle for underwater use. The Russian navy has this weird fixation about stopping enemy divers, and a megalomanical worry about sabotage.

        1. avatar Disagreed says:

          To be fair they probably think were goofy for using Sea Lions and Dolphins for the same thing.

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Imagine there’s no Lennon 🎵🎶🎤So the former Beatle is somehow bigger than Reagan yer saying?!? I remember lots of weeping & wailing
    when this lunatic shot him…

  5. avatar jwm says:

    To the governor of jersy. There was only one gun in Sandy Hook school. I’ll bet quite a few folks wish there had been more.

    You cannot stop a bad guy from getting a weapon. You cannot stop him from taking the weapon in search of victims.

    The only way to effect the outcome is to let good guys carry their own weapons.

  6. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Actually, if the Russians are left to their own devices it seems they prefer Chevy Suburbans and Dodge Ram pick up trucks. Interesting backgrounds in the Different Russia You Tube show.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      You don’t know a lot of Russians, do you?

      Most people refer to those clowns as “New Russians”… it’s the polite Russian equivalent of yuppie.

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        I just report what I see on Russian roads.
        Love the John Deere farm equipment in the fields as well and the Schleswig Holstein cows in the barn.
        It looks like the Russians have more Burger Kings, KFCs and McDonalds than we do.

  7. avatar Southern Cross says:

    I remember something that during the 60s to the 80s there was a deal between Italy and the Soviet Union trading Italian technology for cheap Soviet steel. The jury is still out on who got the better half of the deal.

    This certainly explains why Italian cars have a reputation for rust.

    And definitely made me wonder about the reinforcing steel used on the bridge that collapsed.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      And the commies got the legendary Italian motorcar the Fiat 124.

  8. avatar FedUp says:

    Lennon’s killer was convicted of murder.
    Reagan’s attempted killer was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The insanity diagnosis can change over time, but the other guy will always be a convict. (and apparently never able to secure parole)

    This comment is in keeping with my established rule not to give recognition to the names of people who do stuff like that.

  9. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    How come nobody seems to remember that Squeaky Fromme also walks the streets a free woman?

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      The Manson Family

  10. avatar GS650G says:

    They need to get the vote on kavenaugh in before we lose the slim margin we have for his confirmation.

    1. avatar Stereodude says:

      The Republicans are quite likely to gain a few Senate seats this fall. That said, they should confirm Kavanaugh before the elections.

  11. avatar el Possum Guapo Herr Standartenfuher "they think we're making pizza'," Oberst von Burn says:

    I can’t see a bullet traveling very far underwater. I think the article actually was. “Russians use drones to find assault rifles underwater”, even the motherland has its boating accident’s

    1. avatar El possum guapo herr führer the oven looks too big for pizza says:

      it depends how dense the water and how liquid it is. It’s not equal whether you are in Florida, Indonesia, or Russia. Trust me.

    2. avatar BehindEnemyLines says:

      The Russians developed the APS underwater assault rifle in the 1970s. It fires 4.75″ steel darts through a smooth bore, feeds from a 26 round magazine, and has a maximum effective range of 30m at a depth of 5m and 11m at a depth of 40m. That’s probably what these drones are armed with.

  12. avatar Roadrunner says:

    No offense to the potg, but I don’t want nj teachers armed. I don’t know a single one who’d be up to it.

    You guys may have some teachers who grew up in gun cultures. We have almost none.

    A school shooting is statistically unlikely. A teacher competently executing a dgu is statistically unlikely. The likelihood of both happening approaches zero.

    More likely is something dumb happening.

    1. avatar El armadillo guapo says:

      Be it in NJ or TX teachers should still have the legal option to pack. If someone volunteers and is willing to take the whole thing seriously, I don’t see reasons to be affraid. There are people who conceal carry (and open carry in some States) for SD and the majority of these people don’t have any professional experience with firearms.

    2. avatar Youreanobody says:

      You sound like a gun grabbing biotch. “No offense guys, you know how much I love America and the Constitution, but hum seriously I mean like seriously teachers shouldn’t carry a gun.” Suck it up traitor the right to carry is for everyone. How many teachers do you know? Surely not enough. Who put his life on the line, unarmed, trying to save some of the kids at the Parkland shooting in FL? It wasn’t a cop, a moron labe spartan punisher big mouth l, it was a teacher. There are capable people in NJ, including teachers

      1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        @ roadrunner Consider the other side of your fat head smacked too.

    3. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Hey Roadrunner, it’s very clear from way over here that you have no clue what you’re talking about. Why not do some homework before running your mouth? Hint: invalids in their 80s have successfully defended their lives and families without ever having a bit of training or experience, the only thing absolutely needed is to have a gun. When a killer comes into the school your kids attend, are you SURE you want him to have the only gun within 50 miles? Because if you think your teachers are that incompetent, I can guarantee your cops are no better, and should be disarmed as well.

  13. avatar Ing says:

    “We know what happens when a gun enters a classroom Democrats dominate in government,” the governor said in a statement. “The result is almost always tragic and devastating. Fewer guns Democrats means fewer gun deaths.”

    Fixed it.

  14. avatar TheUnspoken says:

    To Ms Spencer, glad you are trying open carry, may we suggest using an outside the waistband holster next time, and maybe less saggy-waisted shorts or with a good gun belt? I hate it if my pants are too loose, looks like the holster is about to fall out.

    A respectable holster/gun belt company needs to send her a sample set up for her open carry experiments. Paging Liberte Austin, Kat, Jenn…

    1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

      I would pay money to see Lena Mikulek open carry like that.

  15. avatar El possum loco says:

    To be honest I am offended by some of the comments on “Maverick” Sen. McCain. I don’t disseminate, I have the yankee flag (the yankee candles too), the redneck flag, the Soviet flag, the Cuban flag, the isis flag, the Jewish flag…I like the AR, the AK, the Glock, the 1911…and I have done all kind of women you can think of. Except for blondes, Asians, African Americans, latinas, Jews, Arabs, brunettes, and gingers.

  16. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    I do not want Crash McCain to go away mad, I just want him to go away.
    I am still trying to figure out if he did more damage to the NVA or the USN?

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Expert critic, huh? How many bombs have *you* dropped on NVN? Not including the ones which involved your cordless mouse? He has not been my favorite legislator, but he *IS* a war hero, from a family of war heroes.

  17. avatar Docduracoat says:

    That is a very pretty young lady!
    She is an excellent ambassador dor our gun culture

  18. avatar Gun Owning American says:

    Is Brenna even carrying a gun?

  19. avatar Rob in Texas says:

    If I ever saw, or even heard of a gun entering a school I would be terrified. Every gun I’ve ever seen had to be carried, either by a person or by some mechanical contraption controlled by a person. So the NJ governor apparently has never heard of cops entering schools. Either that or the cops in NJ just go berserk and start shooting everyone in sight upon entry??? But seriously, anyone making his same argument about fire extinguishers would be, rightly, laughed out of the room. Just like having more guns would not stop someone intent on causing harm to enter a school, having more fire extinguishers would not stop a fire from starting. They would, however, allow the opportunity to combat the problem in the incipient stage.

    1. avatar Scoutino says:

      “We know what happens when a gun enters a classroom,”

      Yes, usually nothing happens. Unless it’s brought in by a DEA agent.

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