Saturday, October 18, 2014

As we are in the midst of gun show season

How about a public service announcement?


 Because everyone could use a good M1 Garand.

Friday, October 17, 2014

10-year-old shooter: "I want to be an inspiration"

(Found on Teh Facebookz)

I'd say she already is.

Apologies for linking to the Communist News Network, but it's where the video is.

Ripped from the headlines

(Via Ars Technica)

FBI director to citizens: Let us spy on you

Encryption will “lead all of us to a very dark place,” FBI director says.

Citizen to FBI Director: Fuck off, you statist asshole.

Never been a big Apple fan, although I have owned and used some of their products.  They keep this up, I'm going to own and use a lot of their products.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another new bullet design

(As found on Teh Facebookz)

But this one may have possibilities.  Made from solid copper bar stock, the Lehigh Defense Maximum Penetration are designed to maintain weight and shape while achieving deep penetration.   How deep, you ask?  Have a look for yourself.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It must hurt when someone sticks a finger in your eye

(Via Frugal Squirrels)

It seems that Everymom for Bloomberg's Safety (or whatever they're going by this week)  has once again botched their numbers when discussing crime statistics.  Work from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that 92% of mass shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones, rather than the 14% they cite.

92%.  For a practical purposes, that may as well be all of them.  And while correlation does not always imply causation,  it's just got to make you wonder if there is something behind those numbers.

It does explain why more and more folks I know are simply quietly carrying in places where they technically (legally in many cases as well) aren't supposed to.  The old saying "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" is ringing too loudly in their ears to be ignored, just like the gunfire in all those "gun-free zones".

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Evil corporations

(Via Frugal Squirrels')

How dare those evil corporations!  Why, they think they can just go around, butting their big noses into people's lives, helping them stay safe from Ebola!  There ought to be a law or something!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seeing as how Ebola has reached our shores

And who could have ever predicted that *roll eyes*?

Let's go over the symptoms, shall we?  Early on, Ebola looks distressingly like about a zillion other viral infections, with symptoms including high fever, headache, joint/muscle aches, chills and general weakness.  As the disease progresses, you may add diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and unexplained bleeding from pretty much every orifice on the victim's body to the list.  (That last one seems to be the gold standard symptom, by the way.)

Symptoms can occur from 2-21 days after exposure, with most people falling in in the 8-10 day range.  (All information from the Centers for Disease Control.)

Ebola is transmitted mostly from the, ah, fluids, from the bodies of its victims.  Standard protocols for infectious disease control, applied rigorously, should keep transmission to caregivers to a minimum.  That means gloves, masks, disposable over-garments, eye or face shields.  Proper disposal of used protective gear is also a must.

I wouldn't panic and start buying nitrile gloves and bleach by the case just yet, but this is definitely the sort of thing to keep a really close eye on.  I wouldn't trust our government to tell us the truth, especially in the early stages of a big outbreak.  They'll try to hide it to avoid panic.  Keep up with the news, and cross check your sources.  If you know people in the affected area, they might be your best source of information.

And let's hope this all comes down to a big fat nothing, shall we?