Thursday, October 19, 2017

Desperation is the mother of all spam

Now I'm getting Bitcoin spam on posts that are weeks or months old. The bots are getting desperate if they're pitching Bitcoin here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This ought to light off a few

(Via Kim DuToit at Splendid Isolation)

I'm at the age where ladies of quality began being very difficult to come by. Seriously. I've watched guys a decade, perhaps less, younger than I have no end of issues trying to find a good woman to settle down with. They've failed, often repeatedly.

In all fairness, I will also say I've heard the same complaint from women involving quality men. But for this post, we're looking at this from the male perspective.

This seems to coincide with the rise of militant feminism. While I have no issue with women being treated equally in areas such as pay and so on, I differentiate that from the militant brand of feminism which seems to me to be nothing more than an excuse to scream "Down with the patriarchy!" at the top of their lungs while allowing their physical appearance to go to hell, all while not shaving things that their mothers all shaved and ignoring the basic rules of personal hygiene.

This, in turn, has led to something that I don't think anyone would have predicted--the rise of the slut. These are the women who have no understanding of the concept of "morals" and who shave things their grandmothers would have never thought of shaving, all while piercing and tattooing themselves more than the average Amazonian tribe. At least most of them bathe on a regular basis.

There are, however, a fair number of young men and women out there who, often for reasons having nothing to do with what they are exposed to at home, what I would call "normal". They have the usual urges and while their morals would be wholly out of place in the 1940s, in the 20-teens they are comparatively straight-laced. They are not interested in the usual "hook-up culture" that I saw on display during my lately concluded employment in higher education. They are interested in something more along the lines of what their grandparents had in the 1940s or 50s.

And that brings us to the JudgyBitch, doing laundry, cooking and a few other thing for her then boyfriend/now husband. Her advice for young proto-ladies on how to be a lady and not a female is a bit raw, politically incorrect in the extreme and totally refreshing. If I were younger and unmarried I'd ask if she had a sister.

If you're a father of the correctly aged young female and you have the right sort of father-daughter relationship, you could do worse than exposing her to this thinking. The lady has got it figured out IMHO.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stop bleeding all over my floor!

(Via Michael Bane on Facebook)

One of the training points that has come up in the last few years is that "If you carry a gun, you should carry a trauma kit." Not a bad idea; I've carried one in my range bag for years, and it's evolved as available equipment has evolved and as my skill level has improved.

I have to admit to being lax and not carrying one in my vehicle, even though there is always a gun in the lock box. Yes, I will do something about that soon. If necessary I can pull most of what I need from the household stock, but I'd really like to do it with new gear.

It's also a great thing to note that our own Federal Government is finally going to waste money on something that is worthwhile for a change--National Stop the Bleeding Day will take place on March 31, 2018. In light of the recent spree killing in Las Vegas, you can't overstate how important it would have been if a lot of the concert goers had been toting a little trauma training along with them.

If you feel the urge to get training before hand, you can visit www.bleedingcontrol.org/, or try out Dark Angel Medical, also linked on the left. I'll try to find some more trainers to add; perhaps as a new category. You can also check out the "5 Minute Prepping" tag, there are a couple of posts there that fit this subject.

According to the Feds, 20% of trauma victims could be saved if they had gotten their bleeding controlled quickly. Don't be one of that 20%, don't let one of your family or a friend be one of it. Get trained.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chainsaw, use of

(Via SurvivalBlog)

YouTube, even though it's owned by Google and is in the middle of some sort of politically motivated purge, is still a source of much how-to goodness such as this.


 That's part one, there is a Part 2 and a lot more useful videos as well.

Word from Puerto Rico

I need to have the time to read my own blogroll more often. Over at cdr salamander's joint, there is an excellent article on the emergency response to the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. This is from October 2, so it's out of date in terms of news. What isn't out of date is the information on what a worst-case natural disaster scenario looks like. Read, consider and re-evaluate your preps in light of the information. I will be.

Not helping

Seth Smith, the owner and operator of Aynor Armory Firearms Research and Manufacturing in Aynor, SC, is not helping gunnies out.

Speaking to a local news outlet on the subject of bumpfire stocks, he's quoted as saying “It’s definitely not something that needs to be in anybody’s hands."

While he may be correct on some of his technical pronouncements on the subject, we need to present a unified front in the face of our enemy, who has already taken statements made within the gun community on the subject of bumpfire stocks and ran with them.

This isn't the time for grabbing some free publicity, political games, reaching out or any of the rest of it. Right now, we have to knock the gun grabbers flat. After that, once emotions have cooled, maybe then there can be some talk about the subject. But right now, let's all tend carefully to what we put out there.

In which a liberal writer

Learns that none of her anti-gun ideas would actually do any good in the real world.

I have to give credit where credit is due to author Leah Libresco for writing that piece. Far too many who believe as she does would have simply kept quiet after discovering those facts, or may have simply discarded them and written what they started to write anyway. While she and I will never see eye-to-eye on the issue of guns, at least she has the intellectual honesty to admit the facts didn't support her thesis.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I must haz hit the Big Times

Like most people who blog, I probably attract one comment per hundred plus readers. So I'm thrilled to find 6 comments awaiting moderation.

All spam. I can make my girlfriend com crawling back to me (Sorry, I'm married, no time for a girlfriend), I can make a certain body part grow or be harder (OK, this has possibilities if true) or I can increase my Google rankings (Don't give a flip).

You readers are going to have to start finding something to say, even if it's just "You suck!" This spam is depressingly low quality. What ever happened to the funny 419 messages?

Monday, October 09, 2017

Give 'em an inch

And Diane Feinstein will take every firearm accessory she can ban. This is yet another example why there is no way that gunnies can actually cut a deal with gun grabbers.

Here's my deal. Offer an amendment to the Hearing Protection Act that bans bumpfire stock by name and clear description. I'll bet we can get that passed for you.