Friday, July 23, 2021

Dad had the surgery,

 and about a day or so later had to have another, some internal problem.

At this point it was too much insult on top of all else.  He didn't make it.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Let us talk about corruption

in high places.
Throw in that people who'd be screaming bloody murder if this clown was somehow connected to Trump don't care about this.  Of course.

Kodak becomes just another PRC whore.

It's amazing how all a long-respected doctor/researcher has to do to become a leper is say/write something that goes against the Preferred Narrative™.

Good.  Don't pass anything.
  It'll save us a fortune and frustrate those corrupt clown enormously.

One more "Do what I say, not what I do!" politician.

"We can't let the public into these meetings, they'd make us feel unsafe!"
Yeah, control freaks really don't like it when people find out what they've got in mind.

Short version: "I know statistics, and this noise about the Wuflu is bullshit."

"Of course we're teaching CRT to your racist kids, but we won't tell you."
And the district either doesn't know what's going on, or is lying.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The back is better,

still an ongoing problem but the days of "OHBLEEPINGEFFING-" and such when I get up seem to be in the past.  The injections and PT have done a lot of good.

Which, today, involved needling.  They take what looks like a acupuncture needle and run it into the painful muscle to make it react to that, which often causes it to release tension.  The needle is thin enough that it's not painful, but when it hit that tight muscle, the throb when it reacted was definitely attention getting.  We'll see how it goes.

In other medical stuff, Dad has been home for a bit, and then today went through surgery to reconnect the intestine.  If it goes well, it means goodbye to the colostomy bag.  Please God.  It's helped keep him alive, at the cost of a fair amount of pain at times and having to empty it every two hours, night and day, and the constant worry of it getting bumped or rubbed and caused to leak.  He'd much rather do without it now.

They finally found someone to mow and trim the yard, which is a huge relief.  Things have gotten better, but some times it's enough to manage my own, driving down and getting that one as well has been difficult.  Especially with all the bloody rain throughout June and the first of July.

And I am selling the bike.  I'll put the money aside, and when(hopefully) I can ride again, I'll find another.  Preferably with a more upright seating position; it was good for years, but the joints are getting a bit picky about that.

Now I can work on getting to the outdoor range again, partly to test some loads and partly because that's how God intended us to shoot.

You may have heard about that LAPD bomb squad truck that didn't contain

like they expected, and there was an investigation why.


The bomb technicians — without using a scale, as is allowed by Los Angeles police procedures to avoid additional handling of the unstable devices — estimated the weight of the homemade explosives and a counter-charge to be about 16.5 pounds (7.5 kilograms).

They arrived at 16.5 pounds by estimating that the smaller explosives — there were 280 of them — each weighed about a half an ounce (14 grams) in a standard flash powder measurement. The bomb technicians estimated that the 44 larger explosives — which were about the size of a soda can with a fuse — had about 1.5 ounces (42.5 grams) worth of flash powder.

Federal authorities who weighed the remains after the blast calculated that the weight was actually more than 42 pounds (19 kilograms). The smaller explosives were actually 1.37 ounces (38.9 grams) and the larger ones were about 5 ounces (142 grams).

The detonation chamber's maximum capacity is 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) for multiple uses or 25 pounds (11 kilograms) for a single use, Moore said. The LAPD has not publicly identified the manufacturer of the detonation chamber, despite repeated requests.

On that last, I'd imagine the company wants nothing to do with a bunch of journalists asking "What can you tell us about how the bomb squad screwed up?  Or is your design defective?"  And LAPD doesn't want to piss off the company that built a trailer that's been used multiple times with no problems.

Bet they'll be a lot more careful about weights from now on.