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Rahm Emanuel Concerned Gun Violence Could Spread To Parts Of City He Gives Shit About

http://www.theonion.com/article/rahm-emanuel-concerned-gun-violence-could-spread-p-54016

"CHICAGO— Speaking with members of his staff in private Monday after receiving the most recent municipal crime statistics, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is said to have expressed his concern that the metropolitan area’s gun violence problem might soon spread to the parts of the city he actually gives a shit about, sources reported. “Listen, we’re at 3,000 shootings this year and counting—it’s only a matter of time before this violence migrates from the areas of the city I don’t give a fuck about into the areas that actually matter in my eyes,” the second-term mayor reportedly said, adding that it would be devastating to see such senseless shootings affect residents outside of the large swaths of Chicago he has written off entirely. “If we don’t do something soon to keep guns off the streets of those particular neighborhoods that I consider worthwhile, things could really spiral out of control. Enough is enough when it comes to the parts of this city that I choose to serve.” At press time, Emanuel was breathing a sigh of relief after learning that six Chicagoans killed overnight were shot dead in neighborhoods he couldn’t care less about."
Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 08:06 PM (4 replies)

How Bad Off Is Oil-Rich Venezuela? It’s Buying U.S. Oil

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/world/americas/venezuela-oil-economy.html?_r=0

"EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that they barely eat and have to keep watch over one another in case they faint while high up on the rigs.

Venezuela’s petroleum industry, whose vast revenues once fueled the country’s Socialist-inspired revolution, underwriting everything from housing to education, is spiraling into disarray.

To add insult to injury, the Venezuelan government has been forced to turn to its nemesis, the United States, for help.

“You call them the empire,” said Luis Centeno, a union leader for the oil workers, referring to what government officials call the United States, “and yet you’re buying their oil.”

Balance of article at the link.

Yay Socialism.
Posted by Muddling Through | Wed Sep 21, 2016, 02:13 PM (8 replies)

Agency transition to 9mm.

Been advised my agency is transitioning from .40 Glock to 9mm Glock; I have the option to purchase my service weapon for $266. This is about an 8 year old weapon that's had 30 rounds put through it twice a year. Last year I tried out for Firearms Instructor and went to 4 practice sessions where I probably put 400-ish rounds per session through the weapon. Equipped with night sights.

Wondering is this is as good a deal as it seems.
Posted by Muddling Through | Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:15 PM (19 replies)
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