Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday data

ready for review

If it was in Ohio that early, you can bet

it was pretty much everywhere else.

Further evidence that a bunch of control-freak and/or panicky politicians, listening to experts using crap models built on bad data, have trashed our economy without reason.

Bunch of people need to be out of those public-supplied offices and trying to get on the unemployment line.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Just because

I would like a suppressor to mount on, say, a Sharps or Remington Rolling Block in .45-70.

For those times you don't want to use the can, I'd have a thread protector that matches the barrel profile.  And it would be funny as hell to watch someone's face as you removed it, and then started screwing the can on.

It would have to be a type that can be taken apart for cleaning, but I'm sure there's one out there.

A fine description of far too many governors and mayors

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
Personally, I think this should've concluded with
"And their proper fate should be to become tree ornaments."

Looks like the worst of the storms passed by this area,

so it's a nice, relaxed time to work on your studies

Kevin has some new stuff up

If you haven't read him before, or it's been a while, go take a look.  This one in particular, on the bigotry and intolerance of much of the left.

Rolling Stone wants to keep playing Fast & Furious

Demonstrating, once again, that they're not reporters, they're Democrat operatives with bylines.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

I'm really surprised this sorry excuse for a peace officer

is willing to show his sorry face.  Let alone put a uniform on again.
A Florida officer, who was fired after 'failing to coordinate an immediate response' to the Parkland shooting in 2018 and instead cowered behind a car, will be reinstated.

Sgt Brian Miller was terminated from the Broward Sheriff’s Office in June 2019 after being suspended for several months.
But on Wednesday it was revealed that despite his actions that day, he will be getting his job back. Miller will be reinstated with full back pay and seniority. 

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, an arbitrator ruled that Miller’s due process rights were violated when he was fired and dismissed the case against him.
I will refrain from further commentary because my language will deteriorate badly if I do.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Stuff clearing

Among the things learned in digging around about that knife

is more about the two that traditionally were fitted into the big blade's sheath.

That big one is now mine.  Now I need a really good look at a proper sheath so I can figure out how to fit the karda and chakmak in when I make it a sheath.

Seems the Lightbringer is getting real nervous

about the investigations.  Good.  Because he should be; anyone involved in this crap should be scared as hell about this all coming out.

Like the meetings.  Plural.  And the calls, and the connections.  And all the people who've lied under oath.

Don't know if we'll get the real housecleaning needed, but at least some of the information is actually getting out.

Some parts of the world, a better way to treat snakebite

is a seriously big deal.
According to new research from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, giving snake bite victims oral medication in the form of “dimercaprol (also called British anti-Lewisite) and its derivative 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS)” was found to temporarily inhibit the efficacy of snakebite venom from vipers. Further, the drug was found to be even more potent when later combined with traditional antivenom medication.
The team’s paper suggests that DMPS could be repurposed as an oral medicine for treating snakebite victims soon after a bite, and before they travel to a healthcare facility. While antivenom may still be needed once the patient arrives at a clinical setting, early treatment with DMPS has the potential to save lives and limbs in the world’s poorest communities by removing treatment delays.
Even here in the US, for people hiking or working in snaky areas, this could help a lot of people.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

That kukri I was looking at

19" overall; it's an impressive bastard

Monday, May 11, 2020

Anybody know anything about Nepali script?

Looking at an old kukri, and it has this marking on the spine
Information I could find says it's about what regiment it was made for/issued to, but that's about it.  Ran across a chart of the alphabet, but I couldn't make anything of it except the last two characters each meaning '4'.