Master of none
Friday, July 29, 2011
  Quote of th week
John McCain, like almost every other politician on the planet, is a piece of shit who cares only about maintaining or increasing the power he has over people


Sunday, July 24, 2011
  Reporting fail
In a story on the Norway shooting there was a comment about the shooter using Dum-Dum bullets. This came from a quote by Dr. Colin Poole.
"These bullets more or less exploded inside the body," Poole said. "It's caused us all kinds of extra problems in dealing with the wounds they cause, with very strange trajectories."
So the odd term probably came from the doctor not the reporter, I'm guessing that the shooter used normal JHP bullets like what nearly all police use everywhere in the world.

The real fail is in the next paragraph:
Ballistics experts say the so-called "dum-dum" bullets also are lighter in weight and can be fired with greater accuracy over varying distances. They commonly are used by air marshals and hunters of small animals. Such characteristics potentially would have allowed the gunman to carry more ammunition and fire his weapons at varying targets without adjusting his sights.
Are the experts talking about Glaser Safety Slugs? They are lighter and the air marshals used them in the '70 and '80 but I've never heard of small game hunters who using them. If the rounds are regular JHP's the bullet weights are normally the same as FMJ, and either way the bullet weight would have little effect on how many rounds he was able to carry, and also little effect on accuracy. I don't know where they got their 'Expert' but they need to find a new one.


  Letter to my Congressman
I have just read about the "super Congress" that Reid McConnell, and Boehner are pushing, the idea is wrong and unconstitutional. Making congress more efficient and less accountable to voters is exactly the wrong policy and I hope you will vote against this if it comes up for a vote.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011
  Seen on the side of the road
The same farm has also had this sign up since 2009
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
  My parents driveway
We had a bit of wind here on Friday,

I went there on Sunday and cut for about 5 hours, and then again on Monday for 4 more hours of cutting, the drive way is now clear to drive down. We thankfully had a lot of help from neighbors who weren't hit as badly. It will only take about another 200 hours to clear all the trees that are down.

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