Monthly Archives: October 2006

note to self

need to get for the new shed: (10) 4×8 sheets of 1/2 or 7/16 OSB several flourescent light fixtures romex wire pipe for buring the wire underground circuit breaker box, circuit breakers 110v and 220v outlets several 2″x4″x12’s for the loft, 6 should do it air compressor shop vac 4 foot and 8 foot straight [Continue]

a rifle for shifty

A rifle for Shifty “At the reunion we provided an honor guard dressed in WWII uniforms complete with weapons and equipment. While attending the event, we got to talk to all the attending vets quite freely. Being a shooter as well as a re-enactor most of my conversations turned to weapons and different tactics. While [Continue]

qotd

““You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”“-john f(uckin’) kerry What an asshole! The US Military is the most educated military the [Continue]

happy halloween!

Ghosts in the Machines By NEIL GAIMAN Published: October 31, 2006 “WE are gathered here at the final end of what Bradbury called the October Country: a state of mind as much as it is a time. All the harvests are in, the frost is on the ground, there’s mist in the crisp night air [Continue]

new shooters

Speaking of the English…. Thursday night I went to Winchester Gallery, off of Lancaster and 820, with Mark, his girlfriend Shelly, her cousin Amy, and a friend of Mark’s David. All were from England. Only Mark had ever shot a gun before. Started off with pistols, because the rifle range was full. I like to [Continue]

katie’s revenge

Victim’s cousin charged with tattooing killer “An inmate accused of forcibly tattooing a slain 10-year-old girl’s name onto her killer’s forehead in an Indiana prison was the victim’s cousin, a family friend said. Jared Harris, 22, is a cousin of Katlyn “Katie” Collman, family friend and spokesman Terry Gray told The Republic newspaper. He said [Continue]

who dares, wins!

70-year-old ex-SAS soldier dares to tackle four muggers and wins “A 70-year-old former British soldier who fought guerillas in Aden and Triad gangs in Hong Kong showed four muggers how it doesn’t pay to mess with the SAS. Douglas O’Dell is past retirement age but the moves he learned as a volunteer in Britain’s toughest [Continue]

ewwwwwwwww

American Aghori “The fundamentals of Aghor—perhaps the most extreme religion in the world—are fantastically simple, though nonetheless repugnant to most. Repugnance, or rather the quest to overcome it, is in fact a central tenet of this belief system. Aghor is an extreme sect of Hinduism. Its adherents principally worship Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. [Continue]

voter id

Lots of talk about requiring IDs for voting. If someone is poor and does not have ID, then they can’t vote, and that’s bad. But, if they’re poor and are on welfare, they’re required to have ID to get their welfare, so they should have an ID, right? So how is it a burden to [Continue]

the world according to sesame street

So last night I’m reading in the living room. TiVo is paused and after 20 minutes or whatever it goes to live tv, the pause goes away. It’s on PBS, dunno why, and a show about Seasame Street international, specifically the versions for Kosovo, South Africa, and Bangladesh, The World According to Sesame Street was [Continue]

anti-gun fraudulence exposed

St. George Tucker’s Second Amendment: Decontructing ‘The True Palladium of Liberty’ by Stephen P. Halbrook “St. George Tucker, known as “America’s Blackstone” and author of the first commentary on the Constitution in 1803, described the Second Amendment right of the people to keep and bear arms as “the true palladium of liberty.” In a recent [Continue]

huh?

Read this headline from cnn.com: “Enslaving Egyptian girl, 10, gets prison sentence” Does it mean that an Egyptian girl who is 10 was enslaving someone and received a prison sentence? Does no one look at the headlines there? Since the article says that the two adults who enslaved the 10 year old received prison sentences, [Continue]

zombies!

Dawn of the Dead was on last night, so I watched most of it. This was the 2004 remake with Ving Rhames. Made me realise that I am woefully prepared for a zombie attack. Sure, I have some offensive weaponry, but is it enough? And is it ready to go the instant I hear of [Continue]

reloading stuff

So that I know what to look for at the next gunshow (cribbed from Lee’s Modern Reloading and the 13th Speer reloading manual): 7.5 Swiss .308 bullet 168 grain H4895 powder 7.5 French .308 bullet ? .308 .308 bullet 168 grain IMR4895 .303 Brit .311 bullet 125 grain IMR4895 7.62R .308 bullet 168 grain? ? [Continue]