Saturday, September 24, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022

With all the stresses and worries, the sixth night has arrived

Hopefully it will bring some more sleep with it.  Now,

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Someone on that last Holmes and Watson movie pulled a good one

The movie is Game of Shadows, and there's a scene where, while everyone else is riding a horse, Holmes is on a pony.

And as they're riding, the music for the scene is the theme from Two Mules for Sister Sara*.  I thought it fitting.*

*In case I've overly dated myself by mentioning a western nobody else remembers, Sara starts off with a mule which goes lame, and she trades it for a burro.   Now go watch it

Time for a bit of clearing

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

I made it to the range today,

but precision wasn't the word of the day; this allergy crap was really screwing with my eyes, which does not help matters at longer distances.

Despite that, I think I've got good loads for two rifles for longer range.  There's a place I've been told of about 45 minutes from here that has a nice setup with some lanes going over 1000 yards; I'll be happy to try these at 300 and 400, and if I can get elevation dialed in there and the groups are decent, work toward longer distances later.

Right now, sleep is the thing.

Added: these were black-powder loads, and as I finally was able to/remembered to set up the chronograph, the range from highest to lowest velocity was only 12fps, which is the tightest I've ever gotten(that I know of).  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Holy crap... I knew there were problems with these surgeries, but damn!

Widely available studies on phalloplasty surgeries show the serious complications that affect many patients.

The main problems include the forearm hair causing urethral obstruction, the high number of initial urinary fistulas, the need for a stiffener or prosthesis, the residual scar on the forearm donor site [Figure 4] and limitation in size of the available forearm skin. Some surgeons even feel that there is loss of phallic girth as a result of tissue atrophy, rendering a phallic contour cosmetically unsatisfactory…there are high rate of complications including up to 25% flap related complications and up to 64%,[28] urethroplasty related complications.

Dr. Gabriel Del Corral, a phalloplasty surgeon, admits that the risk of complications is as high as 100%. “I tell all my patients that the complication rate for Phalloplasty can be 100%. It could be a small opening, but it’s 100%. There’s something that’s going to happen. The question is how do we as surgeons really try to navigate minimizing all the potential issues.”

And they do these on kids.  Sometimes who've not hit puberty, which adds a whole 'nother level of crap.  

Jordan Peterson seems to be like Trump in that mere mention of him causes

a lot of people to shut down their brain and start screaming.  Such as this idiocy.
Katharine Birbalsingh, whose Michaela Community School in north London recently saw 80 per cent of its students achieve 4+ (C) or more in their GCSEs despite being non-selective, invited Jordan Peterson to see her pupils on Friday.

After she tweeted about the visit, the respected teacher - who is a British government's social mobility tsar - went on to receive a wave of abuse and calls for her to be sacked.

If she'd invited a drag queen who asked kids to sit on his lap, they'd have cheered.  She'd invited some communist to tell kids how their families are enemies of man and need to be reported and destroyed, the same.  This guy, they lose what's left of their minds.

Amazing, it is.

Monday, September 19, 2022

A little more ammunition to use on idiots who think the '1619 Project' told the truth

about slavery.

Why are we supposed to trust ANY of these people?

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the [CDC’s] Director, said in a letter made public on September 12th that the CDC did not analyse certain types of adverse event reports at all in 2021, despite the agency previously saying it started in February 2021.

“CDC performed PRR analysis between March 25th 2022, through July 31st 2022,” Walensky said. “CDC also recently addressed a previous statement made to the Epoch Times to clarify PRR were not run between February 26th 2021 to September 30th 2021.”

Walensky’s agency had promised in several documents, starting in early 2021, to perform a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which it helps manage.

But the agency said in June that it did not perform PRRs. It also said that performing them was “outside th[e] agency’s purview”.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Californicated is really letting their inner Soviet show

“California is marching toward a world where those with wells on their own property will be required to put a meter on them and pay the government,” writes the source. “Because in their world, the government owns everything and we’re just renters.”
The letter reads, “Landowners whose property is within an unmanaged area and contains an operating ground water extraction well must report the volume of groundwater extracted from the well. The groundwater extraction volume must be reported as a monthly total. In addition to pumping volumes, reports must include the location of the well and the place and purpose of use of the groundwater. Groundwater extraction reports are not due to the state water board until February 1, 2023. However, if you are required to report, the report must include pumping volumes for each month between the date of receipt of this letter and September 30, 2022.”

This is not merely a bureaucratic hassle. There are fees, of course. The base filing fee is $300 per well, which all extractors are required to report. Then there’s an additional fee of $10 per acre foot with a meter, $25 per acre foot without. Tardy filers face a late fee of 25% per month.