Coming to Virtual Mirage on May 15

File it under coming attractions: U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) – Should the M-4 (M-16A4) be replaced?

Sig Sauer’s entry into the competition

You’ll note that the US Army and US Marine Corps are going silent, or suppressed to the extent possible. It’s about time.

And on May 16The New Corps, in a Pacific War with China


Lee Ho Fook

Soho, London, England

If you’re inclined to order a big dish of beef chow mein, everyone understands the compulsion.

If you hear him howling around your kitchen door, better not let him in. Just a cautionary note. And if you order a pina colada at Trader Vic’s, be advised that it’s a gay bar. If somebody offers to push your stool in at the bar, reject the offer – word to the wise.



Metalica Whiskey in the Jar


Will the FBI PROTECT the US?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint warning to the public on Wednesday about Chinese hackers targeting organizations researching coronavirus.

The warning calls out Chinese state-affiliated hackers who were “observed attempting to identify and illicitly obtain valuable intellectual property (IP) and public health data related to vaccines, treatments, and testing from networks and personnel affiliated with COVID-19-related research.”

“The potential theft of this information jeopardizes the delivery of secure, effective, and efficient treatment options,” the warning added.

The agencies called on U.S. organizations to expect increases in cyber activity, and recommended those organizations strengthen cybersecurity measures and resolve vulnerabilities for their networks, as well as actively scan and monitor systems for unauthorized activities.

“Health care, pharmaceutical, and research sectors working on COVID-19 response should all be aware they are the prime targets of this activity and take the necessary steps to protect their systems,” said an additional FBI statement.


  1. I saw Warren many times when I lived in the Chicago area. Great performer! Too bad we lost him so soon.

    I’ll defer to those with relevant experience on a new rifle to replace the M4. I barely knew my M&P 15 before that tragic boating accident.

    And I think the only thing the FBI will protect is itself. There’s an appropriate quote somewhere about scum and villainy……

    • That accident broke my heart, DRJIM – broke my (three sizes too small) heart.

      The FBI may try to redeem itself in light of the coming indictments of some of its favored sons and daughters.

  2. The cat who lives here turned 18 last month, and has been around firearms his entire life. In all that time he hasn’t had a single mishap so I figure he’s absorbed every lesson I gave him on the subject.

  3. A few years ago I stood outside that restaurant with Jules and asked “where is LL?” Trader Vic’s? Not so much.

  4. Replacing the Armalite Rifle is a great idea, as long as we replace it with something actually better, that we can afford to buy ten million of.

    Yes, Warren is definitely missed.

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