Friday, July 29, 2011

OK, the Zombie meme has officially gone too far

The whole idea is to never find yourself running from zombies, so when they ask you to sign up to do so, something has gone wrong.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Carry a pocket knife because

It can be useful for:
1. Opening a box.
2. Cutting rope, tags, and string.
3. Cutting an apple. I love eating an apple that I’ve cut with my pocket knife, slice by slice. You feel like a bad ass doing it. You hold the apple in your non-dominant hand and then make a slice with the knife using your dominant hand. After you make the slice, pinch it between your thumb and knife blade. Bring the blade to your mouth and deposit the apple slice. Do this in front of people you are trying to intimidate.
4. Opening a letter. Sure, you could use your finger, but using a knife is just more manly.
5. Weapon. Not the most effective, but it’s better than nothing.
6. Camping. How else will you sharpen the point of a stick in preparation for stabbing your prey? And by prey I mean hot dog. And by hot dog I mean marshmallow.
7. You never know when you’re going to have to MacGyver your way out of a crisis. Be prepared.
8. You need something to clench in your teeth when swinging from a rope.

Terrapower has a new design, no funding or land though

So the vaporware is getting pretty thick here, but they have put out a really nice press release. Using Uranium 238, though, would be awesome if they can pull it off.

This may not result in cheaper power or faster built power plants like a Thorium reactor, but it would be safer than current designs b/c it doesn't need electricity to power cooling pumps.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OK, so now they are taking over 100 miles from any border

let me measure the distance from my house to central Lake Erie and make sure I'm still under State authority....
Why does no one else not worry when our Dept of Homeland Security is making work for itself?

Courtesy of wirecutter.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Domestic Terror Alert

Napolitano: Domestic Terrorists Central to Threat

Do you think she's referring to the ATF (selling guns to narco-terrorists) and the TSA (sexually assaulting children and grandmothers)?

Sad to think that George Orwell was right, even if his claim of "1984" was off by a decade or two. Anyone else get the shivers when they hear "Dept of Homeland Security"?

Well, every PERSON should, not just men, but you get the point

Everyone should carry a pocket knife

You never know when it will come in handy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Monster Hunter Alpha has shipped!

Amazon says it will be here on Monday, so I may have to call in sick to work on Tuesday....feel a cough coming on.....ooohh, my throat.....yeah that's the ticket.
See more info here 

Proud member of the

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My house (well yard) got robbed, I'm looking for ideas

Any useful ideas on preventing another theft?

Slick Willy actually has some good ideas

Bill Clinton is actually outlining a dozen or so (ok 14 if you must know) easy steps that will help the economy. He isn't saying these steps will solve all our problems, he just points out most of them are easy and would help. Since the first one is decreased government regulation prior to construction starting and #12 is Cut Corporate Taxes, I'm all for it.
Check out the whole list here, its worth a read.
I like them all  except #3 plus #14 isn't really an idea, its an idea to get together and find other ideas.

Its worse than you think

So, the economy is already starting to tank so bad that even in a middle class suburb such as my neighborhood, where I am on a first name basis with the majority of folks living within ten houses of me, I get all my tomatoes, squash and zucchini stolen. My extra propane tank for my grill is also missing. I know animals didn't get the veggies, b/c of the fence and netting I have in place around my garden, the lack of animal footprints and the set of human shoe prints in the garden that don't match any shoes I own and are too big to be my wife's.

Someone went in my yard, stole from my garden and stole a 20lb tank of propane. This really makes me mad, sad and scared all at the same time. I seriously doubt it was any of my next door neighbors, I have a suspicion it was someone from the crew that came and cut down my neighbors backyard tree on Saturday. Although we do have curb side pickers/scrap guys who roll through the neighborhood daily, but they don't ever seem to take anything not on the curb, at least I haven't heard of anything going missing that wasn't out for the taking.

I was looking forward to eating those veggies. If I have to start protecting my garden 24/7 from two legged predators, which I can't, things are worse than I think.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Humor

Ever see a warning sign that make you go "wtf?"
 Check out the rest of the Feral Irishman's pics for other laughs

Its worse than you think

If you read anything this week, it should be this
"Please soberly consider the implications of the National Debt, and think through what it means for you and your children. In the years to come, we can expect to see higher taxes, a panoply of new fees and fines, decreased pension benefits, and orchestrated currency inflation. Simultaneously, we will face a declining standard of living, shortages, riots, higher property crime rates, labor protests, currency devaluations, currency expatriation controls, bank runs, forced redistribution of wealth, and "social justice" programs that will nationalize entire industries and expropriate productive farmland. This may very well spin out of control until the wealth redistribution and social engineering schemes resemble those in Pol Pot's Cambodia, or Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe."
James Wesley, Rawles

Friday, July 8, 2011

Really great read, for a really bad reason

You need to read this, its long, but it tells you why and how Goldman Sachs has basically been bamboozling us all since the 1800's. If we arrested all their former alums in high government posts, we wouldn't have much government left.

Makes you shiver realizing some conspiracy theories might actually be true.

Who owe who what?

Ok, so, we sell our debt to the Federal Reserve, they then print more money, we then have to pay them interest on the debt we owe them, but they in turn pay us the majority of their profits back to the US .gov each year.

Does anyone else think this is screwed up?

"We owe, like, $1.6 trillion because the Federal Reserve bought that debt, so we have to work hard to pay the interest to the Federal Reserve," Paul said. "We don't, I mean, they're nobody; why do we have to pay them off?"  Congressman Ron Paul

However, the Fed returns the interest earned on those holdings to the federal government. Last year, the Fed sent $79 billion to the Treasury.

I agree with Tam 100% - Our tax dollars at work.

"If you're going to steal money from me at gunpoint, promise me you'll use it to do cool stuff like shake the ground with thunder and punch holes through the sky."

Good luck STS-135, sure has been fun watching all those missions. I can remember watching the first shuttle launch sometime around kindergarten or 1st grade, they wheeled TV's on carts into most classrooms and those without went into a classroom that did. We all watched with great wonder and awe as that spaceship blasted off and flew into the great beyond. I was enamored from that moment on, visiting Cape Kennedy and writing letters to NASA asking for mission patches (I got some cool stickers and a poster, but no patches, had to buy them at the gift shop, LOL).

On a related note, Congress is trying to defund the NOAA weather satellites, one congresscritter went so far as to tell the NOAA director at a hearing to just get the data they need by "turning on the weather channel". Apparently he doesn't know where TWC gets their data, where electricity comes from, or how to pull his head out of his ass.

God speed STS-135; heres hoping I see more space ships blast off in my lifetime.

Buy Monster Hunter Alpha

Larry Correia writes some of the best fiction out there these days, and he needs support to keep his full time job as 'writer'. I already own the previous two Monster Hunter titles and have pre-ordered the 3rd at Amazon. The books are cheap and you can read them again and again and enjoy details you missed the first time.
As Linoge says "Buy the book today"

I will personally send you mental hugs and warm wishes if you buy a copy.

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Funniest thing i've seen in weeks

For those who don't know, Plaxico Burress just got out of jail after serving a term in NY for illegally carrying a handgun after shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub. A: use of a holster and B: some common sense would have helped him avoid jail time.
Click on the link above the watch the funniest PSA I've ever seen.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why do we care about the wrong things?

We just don't seem to care that the country is falling apart.....

Thought of the week - Show someone you care about them

If you meet a woman who enjoys your hobbies and enjoys spending time with you, perhaps you should drop what you're doing and show her you care. Just a thought.

Included below is a picture of a beautiful over under shotgun with some gorgeous inlay on the receiver. The wood of the stock and grip are fantastic as well.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

China and India are going nuclear, using Thorium, US did this in 1964

Thorium based molten salt nuclear reactors (MSR) have multiple built in safeties against meltdown or explosion and actually can in theory provide more power per ounce of fuel than uranium based reactors. Why isn't the US doing this anymore? B/c the government regulations for nuclear power plants are all based on the Gen II Westinghouse uranium reactor design and its mods, generating electricity from a new style of reactor would almost be impossible in the US b/c of bureaucracy (the H3TR project in Texas is a proposed research reactor using thorium coated beads, but is not an MSR).

Of course, its not a mature technology, but how is it going to become one if no one in the US is funding it?

No emergency cooling system is needed, which is both expensive and adds thermal inefficiency. In the basic design, an MSR generates heat at higher temperatures, continuously, and without refuelling shutdowns, so it can provide hot air to a more efficient (Brayton Cycle) turbine. An MSR run this way is about 30% better in thermal efficiency than common thermal plants, whether combustive or traditional solid-fuelled nuclear.

China won't grow forever

Interesting look at why and how China will eventually have its economy cool and the affects this will have on them and the US.

If you don't check out the business insider website from time to time, you really should.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OK, even CNN is saying it

Could America go the way of Greece?

The BBC is asking the same questions.... I don't even have to comment

Will the US or Greece default first?

"Will the US government default on its debt before Greece does? The fact that I can even pose the question tells you we live in peculiar times."
Stephanie Flanders, Economic Editor, BBC News

"As someone in their thirties this to me is a depressing sign that perhaps developed societies have enjoyed higher living standards than might have been possible had they been obliged to live within their means. As with Greece, throwing good money after bad, I worry that kicking the can further down the road for both countries will simply mean younger generations picking up the tab." Comment from 'Laurent'

Thoughts on Great Men in History TRUE LEADERS

I am a big fan of Teddy Roosevelt and truly believe he was one of our greatest presidents, if only he were alive today....
Well, with the 4th of July weighing on my mind, I also wanted to share some history of Ted Roosevelt Jr, Brigadier General US Army. He fought in both World War I and II and was the only General to land on the beaches at Normandy, and to top it all off, he landed with the very first wave of troops. He personally directed troops for hours and was given much credit for establishing the first US beachhead in France. General Omar Bradley was quoted as saying the bravest fighting he had seen during the war was Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach. Pretty amazing praise considering Ted Jr never fired a shot himself that day.
When he was informed the boats had come ashore a mile off course, he famously shouted “We’ll start the war from right here!”.
We could use more of that spirit.

More of the same old same old

Obama thinks he can step in and offer the same old tired dialogue of spending cuts and raising taxes on the rich to fix our deficit and debt ceiling problems.
Man, when is DC going to wake up, realize the country is not pleased with their performance and do WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE!

Drastic problems require drastic solutions.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day is always a good time to reflect on those things that make America great.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Carry your gun, someones child may thank you some day

1. If you have a concealed carry permit, or live in a state where one is not required, keep your gun handy. Not all dog owners are good ones, and a 7 year old boy might want to keep his face.
I hear having a face is a good thing. Also, if you don't carry a gun, look into carrying a brick, apparently.

2. If you are the parent of small children, keep your eyes open. Bad things happen quickly.

I have two wonderful kids and I have had to ward off dogs plenty of times while walking in our neighborhood and in parks. Only once did I ever have to actually touch a dog in question; it tried to bite my daughter and my yelling at it and waving my arms wasn't scaring it away. Eventually I resorted to grabbing it by the scruff of its neck, and drop kicking it a few feet and it ran away. A nice .380 in my pocket would have left me with other options if the situation had gotten worse.


Hat tip to A NC Gun Blog for the story.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Florida, They know how to handle things....

Reporter asks Sheriff why his deputies fired 68 rounds at a man who was suspected of having killed an officer during a traffic stop and fled from other officers in a police cruiser;
Sheriff replies "Because that's all the ammo they had..."

From wirecutter:

They only had 68 rounds? That's budget cuts for you...

I need to move back to the South,
in Ohio they would have a recall election for the Sheriff for his comments and the family of the deceased would have sued for a civil rights violation since he wasn't given a fair trial.