Monthly Archives: September 2008

the fighting pistol

So I ummm…downloaded the Fighting Pistol series of videos by James Yeager of Tactical Response. Wow! Such a good video series. I like the guy’s style, and his emphasis on what works, not posturing and what not. I think I’ll be watching them all again and again. I like that he emphasizes movement. Move as [Continue]

medical books

Welcome to Hesperian’s Online Library: “Hesperian has made a commitment to publish online versions of all of our books and to keep those online editions up-to-date, incorporating all corrections and revisions as they are made. The Following Titles are available for Free Download: We are happy to have other organizations link to our online publications, [Continue]

veggies and fruits

Thinking about growing the following in containers on the backporch. That way the dogs will not run them down and plow them over, and they should be in sunlight most of the day, or can be moved around if sunlight is bad for them, or something. Cucumbers Avocado Tomatoes Jalapenos Potatos Strawberries Blackberries I’m new [Continue]

pain

Bill Whittle’s newest article is up, Pain: “Every decision we make is based on a risk/reward calculation. If we take away the consequences of risky behavior, we will see more of it. And if there’s a money-back guarantee for greedy and stupid decisions, we’re in real trouble, because there is only so much money in [Continue]

chinese fake rocket launch

China Liftoff Announced Before Liftoff : “A news story describing a successful launch of China’s long-awaited space mission and including detailed dialogue between astronauts launched on the Internet Thursday, hours before the rocket had even left the ground. The country’s official news agency Xinhua posted the article on its Web site Thursday, and remained there [Continue]

dave ramsey: the way to fix the bailout

How We Can Clean Up A Lot of the Economic Problems: “Remember Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, and other companies had artificially put assets on the books? They’d say something was worth $10M when they bought it, but eventually it decreased in value, and they never updated the value in the books. That was part of the [Continue]

urban policy

Urban Policy (from BHO’s website): “Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama [Continue]

skirt smoke? or real?

The Paulson Plan Will Make Money For Taxpayers Is this guy just blowing smoke up or skirts? Or is this for reals, yo? Dunno. Despite having taking accounting classess and in theory economics classes, I don’t know shit about all this, other than what I’ve read, so who know, but it’d be nice if we [Continue]

more light reading

Backyard Chickens Growing Vegetables in Containers I may try cucumbers, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Can you grow your own black eyed peas, peanuts, cantaloupe, and mangoes? Ok, I know mangoes grow on a tree, but I wonder if that tree can be grown in a container, or if it can grow here anyway with the soil [Continue]

shotguns

So a buddy asked me the other day what shotgun he should buy. He is worried that there may be “civil unrest” and such soon, what with the election and the financial crisis. His budget is $250. Since hunting season is about to start, and first up is dove, used shotguns are getting slim in [Continue]

fine art

I love that this is in the style of those posters/wall art things that were everywhere in the 80s. You remember the ones, right? With the chicks that looked like they came right out of a Robert Palmer video? Ah….the 80s…a simpler time. The ad text says this is only the first of several in [Continue]

names

So what should little unnamed yet Baby Dearman be named? It’s an important question. Realizing, of course, that I have just about zero influence, here are some of my thoughts: Mike, Michael, and Michelle are right out: too many in the family. Glen could be good if it’s a boy. Deana or Diana maybe for [Continue]

upcoming posts

I’m working of three rather large, Kevin Baker-ish posts. None of them have exactly clicked yet, and who knows I may get discouraged and drop them, but just so you know, I am working on: How to Fix Our Government, or at least some changes that need to be made The Bailout and why it [Continue]