TMR readers may recall seeing work by Kevin Cooney, a long-time resident of Japan who is known for his humorous video commentaries about life in that fascinating country. He posted the video above on You Tube the day after the terrible earthquake. He recounts his own experiences, and gives his own perspective on the news stories making the rounds of the internet. Cooney notes the incredible resiliency of the Japanese, who have rebuilt their homeland many times in the wake of natural disasters such as this one. While there is not much America can do for its sturdily reliable ally in this time of tribulation, we can at least pay tribute to the people of Japan for their grace under fire during this terrible event.
The Colt Single Action Army is a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six metallic cartridges. It was designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1873 by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. The revolver was popular with ranchers, lawmen, and outlaws alike. The Colt Single Action Army revolver (along with the 1870 and 1875 Smith and Wesson Model 3 (“Schofield”) revolvers) replaced the Colt 1860 Army Percussion revolver. The Colt quickly gained favor over the S&W and remained the primary US military sidearm until 1892.
The .270 Weatherby Magnum was the first belted magnum based on the .300 H&H Magnum to be developed by Roy Weatherby in 1943. Given its higher pressure and larger case which holds more powder than the .270 Winchester, the .270 Weatherby has about 200 ft/s faster performance with any particular bullet weight. This performance comes at the cost of more recoil and barrel heat. In addition, a long barrel is necessary to take advantage of extra powder to gain maximum velocity. The cartridge is excellent at long-range hunting. Ed Weatherby, son of Roy Weatherby says that the .270 Weatherby is his favorite caliber. As he puts it, there just isn’t a better long-range deer caliber. He goes on to mention that it is also quite effective for elk, and pronghorn.
Now if you have read this far some of you may be wondering what any of this has to do with Unified Patriots electing constitutional conservatives. I use the 357 magnum and 270 magnum to help provide a visual for remembering what kind of support it takes for just a bill on Capitol Hill to evolve into a US law.
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And if you don’t believe me, Just listen to the luminaries of the left like Jessie Jackson or Michael Moore. They’re calling for blood in the streets, though they haven’t yet come right out and said “get a weapon”, their tone and their meaning is clear.
Senator emphasizes importance of a competitive Internet economy, cites concerns about Google’s possible abuse of its predominant position and the need for vigorous antitrust oversight.
Washington, DC – Senator Michael S. Lee (R-UT) today called for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee to conduct an oversight hearing on Google Inc. Lee joins Chairman Herb Kohl in encouraging hearings on the business practices of the dominant search firm. Lee is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.
In a letter to Kohl, Lee noted that those who follow the tech industry, as well as those responsible for enforcing antitrust laws, have concerns that Google could be acting to harm competition.
“The powerful position Google occupies in the general search arena creates myriad opportunities for anticompetitive behavior,” Lee writes. “The Deputy Director for Antitrust within the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, Howard Shelanski, recently observed that a ‘hypothetical search engine’ with various ‘scale and network economies’ might become a ‘must have’ for consumers and thereby more effectively engage in ‘anticompetitive discrimination.’”
Given its prominent position in the search and search-advertising markets, Google in some ways acts as a gatekeeper over a variety of Internet businesses.
In particular, Lee’s letter points to Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA software, which could potentially provide Google with the ability to control the travel search vertical market, currently populated by sites like Kayak, Travelocity, and Orbitz.
“Google’s position as the preeminent search engine may be abused so as to disadvantage competing vertical search sites to the detriment of advertisers and internet users,” Lee writes.
Lee adds that Google’s acquisition of personal data through searches and its many products, such as Gmail, Google Checkout, Google Books, and Google Web History, couldpresent serious privacy issues.
“Google’s powerful position as an Internet gatekeeper reduces the company’s incentive to compete with other search engines by providing enhanced privacy protection for consumers.”
“The combination of behavioral and personal information enables Google to generate consumer data that is unprecedented in scale and scope. These activities raise serious privacy concerns and may be indicative of an important market that is largely unconstrained by competition. Antitrust enforcement may unlock beneficial competition for the protection of user privacy and avert the need for additional privacy regulation.”
Utah has a growing tech sector with several large companies set to expand their businesses in the state, and was awarded Forbes “Best State for Businesses” in 2010.
“As an increasing number of companies with an online presence expand and create jobs, we want to make to maintain and competitive and business-friendly environment,” Lee said.
I highly doubt that if you are on this site, reading this article, that you need to be convinced that the MainStreamMedia is horribly biased against conservatives either by what they choose to report, or by what they choose to ignore. So it’s not exactly front page news to offer the observation that the MSM is, well, biased.
But sometimes even the media suffers a bout of bias which is so pervasive, so hypocritical, so beyond the pale of even casual observance that it merits special mention. Well, if the media has ever jumped the shark with regard to blatant, biased reporting, it occurred this week in Madison, Wisconsin.
Editors note: This is by no means an endorsement of Senator Murkowski who’s behavior in the 2010 elections was deplorable!
“This is Lisa Murkowski, Senator for Alaska and lead Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Japan in the wake of Friday’s terrible earthquake and tsunami. In Alaska the memories of the devastating 1964 quake are still with us. We know we’re just beginning to comprehend the magnitude of this quake and its devastation. We share and support the President’s commitment to bring America’s resources to bear to help Japan recover – and we commend the actions that he has taken so far.
“This tragedy – as well as the upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa – serve as stark reminders of how intertwined our world economy is; how world events beyond our control can affect all of us. It makes it all the more important that we control those things we can.