Sowell Nails It
“What do automobiles, guns and home schooling have in common that makes the liberals hate them? These things reduce individual dependence on the government and on the grandiose schemes for other people’s lives created by liberals and imposed by government.” – Thomas Sowell
(link) I know, there are those of you who have been critical of my suggestion that COVID-19 was under development as a biological weapon in China. Fair enough. We all have the right to our opinion. However (see the link above), the South China Morning Post has some thoughts. Are they correct in their assertion that Coronavirus is far more likely than SARS to bond to human cells due to a HIV-like mutation? Was the “mutated” gene an engineered gene or did somebody just eat a bat or an armadillo? The COVID-19 (coronavirus) modification reminds researchers of those naturally found in HIV and Ebola.
COVID-19 has a more efficient pathway for infection than SARS does. SARS infected 8,000 people in China. COVID-19 managed that before anyone knew that they had a problem.
The COVID-19 mutation could not be found in SARS, MERS or Bat-CoVRaTG13, a bat coronavirus that was originally speculated to be the original source of COVID-19. So it’s a big mystery as to why this popped into being in Wuhan, site of the Chinese bioweapons lab.
Russians Worry about SEALs
The DP-64 is the Russian Naval special purpose grenade launcher designed to fire a 45mm sabot depth charge style grenade. They are designed to sink to a depth of 100 feet (or so) before detonating.
The are currently being manufactured by the Degtyarev weapons and munitions plant in Kovrov.
The over/under barrels allow for the operator to fire a ‘double tap’ to disburse the charges over a wider area.
They’re issued to crews of surface ships, patrol helicopters and off-shore installations and are also kept handy on docks where sensitive ships and equipment are kept.
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I suspect that it’s a lot more dangerous to fish and marine mammals than it is to combat swimmers, but the Russians wanted to have something to shoot, and who can blame them?
If I had one (and some ammo), I’d keep it for fishing during hard times, but that’s me.
Street shot of the weapons (and moped and sewing machine) factory where these weapons are produced (right)