Guns Я Money Monday


7.62mm ORSIS T-5000 precision sniper rifle, standard version, Night Vision adapter installed.

In late 2016, the US Army released a report noting that the Russian military, through experience gained during fighting in Ukraine, was undergoing a transformation and becoming a more potent battlefield threat to American forces. One troublesome development identified by the report’s authors was the increased proficiency of Russian snipers. “The capabilities of a sniper in a Russian contingent is far more advanced than the precision shooters U.S. formations have encountered over the last 15 years,” the study noted. One reason for this was the Russian military’s recent adoption of the ORSIS T-5000, a relatively new Russian-made firearm that the report called “one of the most capable bolt action sniper rifles in the world.” As one military technology expert noted, after reviewing this report, the US Army faced “being outgunned” by foes armed with the T-5000—which can be accurate at a distance of 2,000 yards—and these Russian rifles were showing up in Iraq and Ukraine. That is, this weapon posed a threat to US troops and those of its allies. Yet the National Rifle Association—which boasts it is identified with American patriotism—has helped promote Moscow-based ORSIS and its sniper rifle.

David Corn

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18 Responses to Guns Я Money Monday

  1. Den says:

    Coffee in the corner, snacks on the side, dig in!


  2. Micki says:

    Dr. B — You’ll be glad to know that your dizzy dame rep, Cathy McMorris Rodgers signed on as a cosponsor on June 29 to H.R. 1676, The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act.

    She may have been motivated by the fact that the legislation moved to committee markup on June 27. There are currently 284 bipartisan cosponsors to H.R. 1676.


    • David B. Benson says:

      I hope that she loses in November.


      • Micki says:

        One reason she FINALLY signed on to this as the LAST representative in the WA State Delegation (of 10 total) as a cosponsor, is because she is afraid of losing her seat in November! How transparent can she be…..2 days after H.R. 1676 moves to markup, she signs on as a cosponsor!

        Last I read, according to early polling, her opponent (Brown???) is within statistical opportunity of beating her.


        • David B. Benson says:

          Yes, Dr. Brown. A former state legislator and chancellor of WSU Spokane, she resigned from WSU to run against the dizzy dame.


    • David B. Benson says:

      The food stamp provisions in the Ag bill just passed by the House of Representatives contains even more onerous work rules and the possibility of losing STAMP assistance for 3 years. The Repugs are evil.


      • °¿º Carol says:

        Yes, they’re evil. I’ve been pointing that out on FB forever now. They prove it every day in how they rule, as here in Michigan.

        The evil ones here in MI are making a bunch of changes in social studies text books.

        “References to gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change and “core democratic values” have been stripped from Michigan’s new proposed social studies standards, and the historic role of the NAACP downplayed, through the influence of Republican state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and a cadre of conservatives who helped rewrite the standards for public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

        “While individual teachers develop lesson plans for their classrooms and could incorporate the deleted subject matter, state standards set expectations for what students are to learn in each grade. Standards are so important that the state has spent four years developing new social studies standards to update standards implemented in 2007.

        “The new standards are now being reviewed as part of a public comment period that ends June 30. The State Board of Education is expected to receive feedback on public comments in August. There is no date set for a final vote by the board, but its co-president Casandra Ulbrich, a Democrat from Rochester Hills, said she expects the board won’t rush a vote.”


  3. jim hitchcock says:

    Den, in case Dish doesn’t let you know, free weekend for HBO/Skinemax starts Friday.


    • Den says:

      Oh goody, goody Bill Maher maybe, John Oliver maybe too, thanks!

      The movies they show are a hundred years old 😦


      • jim hitchcock says:

        Saturday on HBO is a new standup appearance from Maher, Real Time is off until August 3rd.

        John Oliver is amazing.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just 23 minutes to Waddell & Reed and then just walked down Main Street to the Foundry.


  5. Den says:

    Today’s post is number 4275 with 84000 comments.


  6. Den says:

    Kitten cuteness followed by years of furniture shredding:


  7. Micki says:

    Last week I commented at this NYT article — apparently, it was not widely read, based on only 20 comments. But, my comment garnered the “most recommends” — that is NOT to boast, just an indicator, to me, that many readers did not find much validity in the study’s claim. I sure didn’t!


  8. °¿º Carol says:

    A better day today w/ the temp down 10 degrees, a high of 81° at my place. I went to the credit union and Meijer’s for a few groceries. Watered when I got home, made salads for the next three days. Tomorrow, pick up sticks and mow.


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