Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Bergdahlistan

Written By: Bob - Jun• 02•14

A JDAM is big enough that they can strap Bowe to one side and his pro-terrorist father Bob to the other. They can then “drop in” on their friends just as soon as the Air Force can book the flight.

The revolution will be app’d

Written By: Bob - Feb• 25•14

Something, something, and communicate:

Founded in Austin in 2011, Zello allows individuals to communicate to one another walkie-talkie style via a simple broadband connection. The app interface looks a like button on your phone. You press it to speak to people on a particular channel. The channels can be as small as two people or as big as hundreds of thousands. The largest in Venezuela is about 450,000, but only 600 can be active on a channel at one time, Moore said. The feel of the app is similar to the now defunct Nextel push-to-talk service, which was shut down last summer. Zello is free for individuals but companies can purchase a plan to allow more users on a single channel for $10 a month.

Zello has been downloaded some 50 million times. In addition to playing a big role in the recent Ukraine protests, it was also extremely popular during last year’s unrest in Turkey.

Moore never imagined that what he was making could become a politically destabilizing force. He knew only that he wanted to make a social network around the idea of Internet-based radio. “The human voice carries so much more information than typing. We knew that was the basis of something great. If you listen to these channels you realize that it’s a way for people to make friends. The surprise was that that it exploded in Turkey almost a year ago to become the number one app in Turkey around the issues that they had, and then in Venezuela.”

Any nation with a halfway competent digital army can of course hijack such an app for disinformation and to even lead protesters into ambushes as apparently has been done in Venezuela. This story of a simple little app turned into a protest organizing tool by end users is still quite neat.

Idiots: Everyone knows you use Instagram to plot domestic terrorism.

Written By: Bob - Feb• 22•14

These moron think that “op-sec” is a couple of aisles over from the Jim Beam:

Three Georgia men were charged in federal court this week with plotting an attack against the government designed to trigger martial law and encourage other militias to join their violent uprising.

Brian Edward Cannon, Cory Robert Williamson and Terry Eugene Peace participated in online chats last month about an operation they were planning against the government in February, according to federal prosecutors. Their discussions were reported to the FBI, which had two cooperating witnesses in the case.

Cannon told an FBI cooperating source on Feb. 8 that the group was planning to “start a fight” with the government by attacking power grids, transfer stations and water treatment facilities, which they hoped would trigger martial law, according to prosecutors. Cannon said he would invite the FBI’s source to a private Facebook group, where plans were being made, according to the government.

It’s a damn shame, really. These guys would have been great at minefield EOD with pogo sticks.

 

LOL. I was just “fired” by Infolinks.

Written By: Bob - Feb• 20•14

I just got this via email from Infolinks, a company that posted advertising here for over two years:

…upon a scheduled review of your website our Quality Assurance Team found that there are multiple gun-related posts under bob-owens.com . I’m afraid that since we cannot approve such content to our network we were forced to close your account accordingly.

Be assured that all earnings accumulated during January and until today will be issued to you by April 15th, with accordance to our Terms of Service.

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Regards,

The Infolinks Team
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It’s certainly their right to refuse to do business with the 1/3 of Americans who own firearms and respect the entire Bill of Rights. I don’t see such an attitude as recipe for long term success, however.

Any advice on a custom kydex holster maker?

Written By: Bob - Feb• 19•14

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I have a Walther PPQ M2 (5″ barrel version) coming in soon that I hope to run in a number of courses.

I’m looking for a Kydex OWB holster with the options of running detachable belt loops for a conventional pistol course, which can be swapped out for some sort of MOLLE attachment system, so that I can run it on a warbelt OR off a drop-leg platform off the warbelt for a carbine operator’s course. I’ll also need 1 and perhaps 2 dual magazine pouches for it as well, with the same flexibility of belt loops and MOLLE attachment.

Oh, and the maker needs to be able to do a relatively quick turn-around (4-6 weeks), and if they can work for an honest product review on a large and fast-growing shooting site, instead of cash, that would be awesome.

Also, I want a pony.

Thoughts?