Monthly Archives: April 2007


“Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.“-Seneca the Younger (A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.)

new? scam

Got an odd email today, it’s a scam, but it’s interesting: “Dearest in Christ, I am Sister Elisabeth Hamson from KUWAIT, I am married to Chief Richard HAMSON. He worked with KUWAIT embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2002 April 26. We were married for eleven years without [Continue]

shed of happiness update

Working on finalizing the layout for the Shed of Happiness. This is what I’ve got now: (as always, click the picture for a bigger copy) The sizes are estimates right now, but they’re educated guesses, not wild ass ones. Might put the radial arm saw on one of the cabinet bottoms with tops on the [Continue]

when is a dog not a dog?

When it’s a sheep! Dog owners ‘fleeced’ in poodle scam “Thousands of people have been ‘fleeced’ into buying neatly coiffured lambs they thought were poodles. Entire flocks of lambs were shipped over from the UK and Australia to Japan by an internet company and marketed as the latest ‘must have’ accessory. But the scam was [Continue]

flashlight mod

Roar of the Pelican “In a nutshell, the ROP is a hotwire incandescent light capable of delivering 1150 lumens at the bulb before optical losses. Of course, this amount of light tends to be quite pleasing except when you are on the receiving end! The Roar of the Pelican was named for the fact that [Continue]


“Man cuts off penis in restaurant “Police were forced to use CS gas to restrain the man when they entered the Zizzi restaurant in The Strand on Sunday evening. A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said the man was aged between 30 and 40 and that his injuries were self-inflicted. The man was then taken to hospital [Continue]

license guns like cars?

We license cars … yackyackyack “I see that the gun grabbers have resurrected the old “We license cars, so why can’t we license guns?” meme. I tell you what — every time you hear a gun grabber snivel about licensing guns like cars, call him a liar to his face. I would absolutely love to [Continue]


The tv show Heroes started back up again last night. I thought the episode was pretty good, and I look forward to the remaining four(?) episodes of the season. Behind the Eclipse “NBC’s Heroes is the biggest hit of the new television season, appealling to a broad audience, including comic book fans who can’t get [Continue]

just one question

Joe Huffman’s “One Question” “There are essentially just two ways to look at the data–each has their weaknesses. You can look in one political or geographical area over two or more time periods where the gun laws are different. Or you can look at one time period in two or more political or geographical areas [Continue]

discouraging acts of heroism

I have to say, the more I hear about Fred Thompson, the more I like him: Signs of Intelligence? “One of the things that’s got to be going through a lot of peoples’ minds now is how one man with two handguns, that he had to reload time and time again, could go from classroom [Continue]

magazine capacity pt II

Noticed in the article quoted below that they are reporting that Cho used 17 magazines and fired about 200 rounds. And that one magazine held 33 rounds. If that is correct, it sounds like he used 17 10 round magazines and one 33 round magazine. That adds up to 203 rounds. So all the hew [Continue]

former miss America stops thieves

One tough beauty queen “Venus Ramey has earned lots of fame in her 82 years. She was Miss America 1944 and later a candidate for Cincinnati City Council and worked to save Over-the-Rhine’s historic buildings. She performed on Broadway and in movies. Now, though, she’s in the news for another reason. After confronting a man [Continue]

Prof. Librescu

Israeli professor killed in US attack By HAVIV RETTIG “Joe Librescu, son of murdered Virginia Tech engineering professor Liviu Librescu, expressed overwhelming pride in his father’s life, and in his death, on Tuesday. “He’s unique on multiple levels,” Librescu told The Jerusalem Post by phone from the family’s home outside Tel Aviv. Professionally, “he’s one [Continue]

stay away from ny

Saw this snippet on wikipedia: “Found guilty on August 19, 1991, of 87 counts of arson and 87 counts of murder, González was sentenced to 174 twenty-five year sentences, to be served concurrently. It was the longest prison term ever imposed in the state of New York. He will be eligible for parole in March [Continue]