Are you a Lover or a Hater ?
Sunday 3 December 2023
Thursday 30 November 2023
I just watched a recent 'Survival Lilly' video from Austria showing her loaded tin can:
This is one SMART CHICK and I recommend you subscribe to her channel for a European slant on being prepared for the worse.
Her video reminded me to open up one of MY handy kits and to refresh the food items in it.
If you think this is un-needed crap - that's OK by me .. but I've lived here through three big earthquakes.
LOOK .. we live in a SHAKY SORT OF PLACE here in NZ - and we are living in truly awful times, regarding worldwide destructive warfare & NUCLEAR RISK.
If you reckon that the Government has got everything under control and that you'll be OK ... have you considered taking an IQ Test - to indicate just how good is your judgement? - Relying on others for your ongoing wellfare is not smart. - Yes there truly are some good folk out there and I'm sure that YOU are their No.1 priority at all times .. but they might not be around .. they might themselves be injured or worse .. or looking after their own issues.
and inside it's full .. "innit" - I'll swap-out the soup sachets and tea bags but they'll be fine as totally dry - they'd remain "edible" for years even after a nuclear winter ..
Sunday 26 November 2023
I don't have money and I don't particularly want money .. What I do want is a long happy life with some toys to play with - Ask the psychopath billionaires how happy are they?
Here's a question .. Do you remember when the story was that we elected a government to do what we needed to have organised for us? - How did that morph into a privileged elite management, scheming how to harvest our resources for the benefit of the top 1% millionaires and themselves?
So we now have act inside government and a "review" of some aspects of the current divisive & punitive firearms laws promised - Great, that's going to fix everything I bet ...
Now I'm not trying to be a "smart ass" here .. but generally most of us think that being INTOXICATED means that we've drunk too much alcohol and have become "pissed".
- Go back to basics - toxins are poisons - and 'in' means you've got them inside you .. so intoxicated means that you are poisoned (.. yes - alcohol is a poison) !
Now lead is no way such a deadly poison as say CYANIDE - but if you are regularly playing with it ballistically, you do need to be aware & careful. - After a shooting trip - WASH YOUR HANDS & FACE BEFORE YOU EAT.
- If you are scrubbing lead out of your barrel - maybe wear throw-away gloves ..
As shooters we need to consider that LEAD if we ingest it - is capable of being a toxic substance to us. - The big issue with LEADED PETROL and "white lead" in paints was mostly about kids having exposure to lead oxide dust when their wee brains are developing and vulnerable .. it's probably too late for us big folk to develop our brains much further eh - except by reading - but many cartridge primers contain lead styphnate that vaporises when fired. - Our skin electrostatically attracts lead dust.
I've introduced a few new shooters to safe gun use. It is a fair observation that FEMALE first time shooters are in general, cautious, safe and accurate - whereas the guys were a mixed bunch depending on which movies they had seen and liked. - The girls listened to guidance - whereas some jokers knew it all already. I bet females wash their hands more than males or others.
TOXIC Lead de-myelinates neuronal sheaths in the central nervous system - stunting neuronal growth and it interfears with neurotransmission.
LEAD in the HEAD SLOWS DOWN YOUR BRAin.
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Shake hands with America NZ - "It's been Great guys .. really enjoyed partying with you - Oh is that the time? We have to be at a barbecue with the CHINESE .. See ya."
- Sell your Dollars and Buy YUAN CN¥.. if we survive the crap that's going down, kiwis will need Yuan & rubles.
Remember the Star Trek KLINGON Warriors? - the guys with the bloodlust who wanted to settle every disagreement with warfare & slaughter ?
Well the Neoconservative rulers of America - which ONCE was the most powerful MILITARY and Economic FORCE on the planet - they still think that they & their vasssals can march out from any of their 800 overseas bases and bomb every sub-species non-american into Hell and take whatever they want.
Their "spokespersons" sell these actions pretending to be White Hat Warriors bringing democracy & justice to the world - but reality is that they are billionaire insurgents killing anyone they fancy by dumping their old stock WMD's - before the expiry dates.
America's war-dependent Economy is BANKRUPT with a 34 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBTand their military is neglected, reduced and weakened. - They are a corrupt administration living on delusions of their own advertising campaign PR.
- China's debt is around 11 Billion Dollars but they have invested 1 TRILLION on their BELT & ROAD Development Initiatives to their West & South ..
- Nothing contraversial here then ..
Both branches of their political Uniparty could consider getting rid-of their red/blue wonkie-donkey or hephalump images and adopting the Klingon edged weapon insignia ..
- Sure, U S has a surfeit of NUCLEAR WEAPONS - some 5,000 plus - enough to destroy civilization around fifty times .. so these pysochopaths can kill us all any time they choose - but that might NOT be very profitable for their military-congressional-industrial complex. - They would have to climb up out of their deep bunker eventually eh.
We raise & slaughter some 70 Billion chickens every year .. but it surely might be time to start treating ourselves as more valued than flavorless water-injected chicken carcases and to cut to zero the 0ne Million Humans we kill in warfare EVERY YEAR?
SIXTY YEARS AGO on November 22 - a conspiracy of U S Intelligence agencies, Military Officers & Mafia Killers ASSASSINATED THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA. They planned their coup d'etat and executed a plot to get rid of the one man stopping them invading CUBA and VIET NAM.
The current incompetent venal president is still preventing the release of historic FACT sixty years later - because it would be damning evidence of a corrupt political system that he is part of.
What happened to Ukraine? What's happening to Israel?
Have a great day, - and buy a gun.
Sunday 19 November 2023
Quote from The Firingline. com ..
|“Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.|
No excuses but .. I bought this 170 year old original Colt '1849 Pocket Model' percussion revolver fully knowing it was buggered. - Among it's faults, the HAMMER was the central issue - you should be able to clearly see, that compared to a half-decent one, it's nose is beaten out of shape by banging into the rounded rear shoulder of the cylinder ..
Metal added, that's a start then .. it seems that the broken hole/cocking notch area may have been silver soldered previously - so we ground-off that area before welding. Back home, hand filing the new steel to profile made me appreciate the advantages of 3-D Printing, and CNC machining ..
Thursday 16 November 2023
In the 1880's - the owner of a billiard saloon in Colorado wrote to 'Hyatt' about the explosive nature of his artificial ivory billiard balls, - saying that he did not mind very much personally, but for the fact that every man in his saloon immediately pulled a gun at the sound.
These 'Hyatt' Billiard balls were made from a layer of camphorated nitrocellulose over a plaster core and when chipped by hard impact - the fragments could loudly self ignite.
I just bought some FLASH PAPER over the internet - it burns brightly without residue - from a trader called Fruugo .. this wasn't expensive and I was curious as to would it arrive in NZ. It did.
Now I was thinking about building improved Blackpowder paper cartridges - as the usual nitrated paper definately leaves fragments in the revolver's chambers.
"Flash Paper" as used by stage magicians is reckoned to be made from nitrocellulose.
- Is this a good idea?
Sam Colt started making self-contained Tinfoil cartridges for the Military around 1840 and later around 1850, for his own percussion revolvers.
The usual combustibles are built using NITRATED PAPER or ready packaged ZIG-ZAG papers
Now I don't want to be a "Killjoy" but I seriously doubt that it's a good idea to wrap little parcels of 'antique propellant' in Nitrocellulose paper. That compound is known to auto-ignite if it degrades with time .. depending on it's purity .. Sure it might be OK but why take chances when others have already found issues?
Another overseas order I'm waiting for is some 'Prime-All' RePriming Compound and a No.11 Percussion Cap Maker ordered from U S supplier SHARPSHOOTER ..This may be another satisfying project for an old shooter eh ..
Monday 13 November 2023
Did you know that in 1944 America, under Roosevelt - top rate income tax was set at 94% - for every top dollar earned you got only 6 cents after tax ? - Check it out yourself
NOW - I Googled "new ballistic technology" thinking I must be missing the latest developments .. but it seems that now is the time to despair - as there isn't anything new out there. Full Stop. - But I did find these guys making their own bullet-proof Body Armour from cheap fibre-glass welding blankets & epoxy resin. Good Effort eh:
I'm fully aware that people can become soft in the head when aged .. this is a consideration if, like me - you were born during the second world war. - I have bought another collectable old Colt .. this one is a six inch barreled five shot 1849 percussion 'Pocket Pistol' . - Now, in my defence, this antique cap-n-ball fivegun is a cheapish restoration-project-hobby investment, for fun. (Yes I'm still allowed to have fun.)
It was 'battered' dirty, rusty, & is inoperable .. had no front sight and looks to have been a "pow pow - you're dead" play-thing for generations of stupid boys. - So I bought it.
- Strange to say but the bore is in fair condition for an original 170 year old beater.
- A decline in memory, Changes in thinking skills
- Poor judgment and reasoning skills
- Decreased focus and attention, Changes in behavior