Master of none
It's might be easier to buy methamphetamine and use it to synthesize pseudephedrine that it is to buy it in the store.
From the Journal of Apocryphal Chemistry:
We have demonstrated here a simple series of transformations which allow pseudoephedrine to be obtained in a more straightforward manner than is the current norm. We expect that the simultaneous trends of restricting pseudoephedrine sales while N-methylamphetamine becomes less expensive and of higher purity will make the methods presented here increasingly attractive.
Simple to an organic chemist isn't simple to everyone but it's a start.
HT to Derek at In The Pipeline
Labels: you can't stop the market
put this up a while ago, If a friend is a brand new shooter and has a budget of $1000 to buy guns with what would you recommend.
First .22's because everyone needs .22's
1) A .22 rifle I'm going to say get a Marlin 795
new non sale price $159 you can find these on sale occasionally in the $120 range there are not as many after market parts as there are for the 10/22 but out of the box they are a better gun and they are about $50 cheaper for a base end gun.
Total $159, $841 left
2) A .22 Pistol a MKIII 22/45
new price $267 I don't think you can find a lower price .22 pistol that is good for tens of thousands of rounds.
For the .22's I'm suggesting that you just go ahead and buy new, they don't show up on the used market often and they just aren't that expensive to buy new.
Total $426, $574 left
3) A self defense hand gun, If you've got a strict budget for the firearms, you likely have a strict budget for ammunition also so the hand gun should be a 9mm. My suggestion is used a Glock 19 or 17 you can find them for $380 or so.
Total $806, $196 left.
This spot is more difficult there isn't enough left for a shotgun and a rifle unless you found good sales on the .22 or you managed to find them used.
4a) Shotgun you can find a used Mossberg 500 for $150 or so. Many of the store shotguns are re branded major makers My Coast to Coast MasterMag was built in Mossbergs factory with the same parts as any other 500, and I paid $150 for it at a pawn shop.
4b) Centerfire rifle A Mosin 91/30 $90 how can you go wrong with a gun that was used to kill Nazis?
Total $896 - $956 so there is some left over for a few bricks of .22 to get started with.
Hot Monkey Sex
I was listening to Penn Jillette's new pod cast Penn's Sunday School
and he was talking about this study where they taught capuchin monkeys to use money. Here's a quote for the New York Times article
on the study:
During the chaos in the monkey cage, Chen saw something out of the corner of his eye that he would later try to play down but in his heart of hearts he knew to be true. What he witnessed was probably the first observed exchange of money for sex in the history of monkeykind.
The first monkey to work for money did it on her back, there is a reason it is called the oldest profession.
I've started to make plans to attend the NRA annual meeting but life is trying to get in the way.
Friday my dogs eye was looking inflamed and not wanting to let an eye problem go we ended up taking him into the vet Saturday, The vet couldn't find a cause so he sent us home with antibiotics and a steroid eye cream, with directions to call Monday if it isn't getting better.
It looked the same or worse today so she called in and the vet wanted to recheck him, on her way there the transmission went out on her jeep.
The vet bills aren't all that much so far they are only about the same as 2 nights of hotel room, and well the jeep is a Grand Cherokee so the transmission failure was only a matter of time but I'm looking for a replacement vehicle and if the eye doesn't get better I don't know how much the specialist bills will be.
Labels: life fail
Minnesota GOP Caucus
Tuesday is the GOP caucus in Minnesota some people don't like the idea of caucuses and would prefer a primary election. I would prefer that the government didn't regulate how political parties did their business, they are private organizations and they should be free to decide there own business but if there is going to be a required way or choosing delegates then I believe that a caucus is better then a primary.
Going to a caucus take some effort, you have to take some time and attend a meeting, and to make any real change you've got to be willing to put time and money into into going to other meetings and you've got to convince your neighbors that you are the best person to represent them at those meetings. A primary only take a few minutes to go to the polling place and check a box, no commitment and no reason not to vote in a different parties primary. I wonder how many of Romneys supporters have been people who are planning on voting for O in November?
So on Tuesday I'm going to be helping run my local caucus and get elected as a delegate to my county party convention in hopes giving Ron Paul the GOP endorsement. Of the field Paul is the only one that I think has any chance of beating Obama, and also the only one that would be any better than four more years of the the current reader in chief.
Contest at Glock Forum
They are giving away a Glock 22
, and I think I'm professional enough to handle it so I'm entering.