Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Security Rules for Air Travellers

Michael has some inside info on upcoming rules.

Bloomberg's Blueprint

Snowflakes in Hell has the document. This is a list of 40 recommendations sent to the White House. It is intended to make gun ownership more difficult. Read the synopsis by Sebastian as it is worth your time to know what the opposition is up to.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I have a couple of stocking stuffers to show as they are almost as amusing as they are useful. The first item is used to try to call in predators.

I have no idea to the effectiveness of this Mouse Squeeze but it sounds like every other toy squeaker. I could use any of the dog/cat toys in the house as they sound identical to these untrained ears. I had asked my daughter if I could borrow one of her dwarf hamsters but she insisted on knowing why I wanted it. I just wondered if you squeezed one a little if it sounded about the same. I still don't know the answer to that question and have been banned from getting near her hamsters. Oh well.
The next one will come in useful. I could have actually used it last black powder hunting season as we got a little rain.

Condoms for my smoke pole!

I Like Archery - Sometimes.

My oldest daughter and I went to the archery range in the Tucson Mountain Park on the morning of Christmas Eve. You would have thought that I had never shot that bow before. It had been a while (last January) since I had shot it. I discovered that my right hand plant was not correct and finally got that solved so I could continue with the few arrows remaining. There is no leeway on arrows using a 70# bow when hitting the wood frame on the target or missing and launching off into the rocks. I eventually trashed/lost all eight arrows that I had brought much to the amusement of my daughter. I also managed to mess up pretty good a couple of times and snapped myself. Did I mention that I had forgotten my arm guard? Looks like this:

I thought the first time really stung but it admittedly really lit up the second time.

I was going to go hunting on the 26th but decided that further shooting was required prior to trying to stick a deer. Back to the range later today.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Save the SEALS Petition

Seal clubbing - favorite past time of military brass and Congress.

Exploding Chewing Gum Blows Off College Student's Jaw

Didn't his mother tell him to quit snapping his gum? Probably missed the lecture about not dipping your gum in explosive compounds.