Thursday 30 December 2021

Beauty IS As Beauty DOES ..

 - Some stuff is beautiful.

My Precious gollum-gollum - All Mine:

Other stuff can be 'bricks and mortar' damaged - worn out - and plain ugly, but still performing faithfully -  the inner beauty shining through.

The father of my old mate Mick was a case in point. - He was a short heavy bloke with white hair - a pink saggy face, - heart disease and a prosthetic leg that he stomped on heavily - as after work he wearily wheeled his pushbike down the passage from the front door - gasping for a cup of tea in his Irish brogue .. He was a LOVELY man - solid gold glowing from inside his mucky work clothes. 

- His WWII bomb damaged & amputated stump caused such pain that would have him drop into a kitchen chair pulling-up his work grimed trouser leg to unstrap and ease the heavy ugly prosthetic limb that enabled him to work long factory days and to pay the mortgage in 1960s London. A good Man.

Victory Model S&W - Old & Abused But Still Working 80 Years On ..

I'm introducing watches into my scribbling because I can see ahead well enough to know that my legal guns are soon going to be banned out of existence and I will need different toys to collect for playtime ..

- Of course all the criminals and 'nutters' will still be armed and dangerous ..

'THEY' taught me how to shoot a Lee-Enfield SMLE at school as a fourteen year old. - Governments then needed to maintain military power by 'upskilling' selected grammar school boys as potential 'Officer Material' to maintain their Colonial Possessions in remote lands.

Governments have less need for skill-at-arms today, outside of law-enforcement - as they've got various nerve agents, nukes, missiles, and remotely-directed loitering drones in their tool-boxes .. so lawful guns largely are 'OUT'.

I guess the appeal of watches is from the same area as firearms, motorcycles, performance cars, SCUBA diving and shooting machines, - mechanical "man stuff"  with the added pleasure of  acquisition, possession and customization. You can fettle, fondle and caringly polish them whenever the Significant Other is elsewhere.

Watches .. to be honest .. are also 'man jewelry' justified by their utility. 

Incredibly Shiny Machine In the Light .. But Not From The puny Lume 

Virtual or Notional Lume 'cos It's Not Really There.

This Pagani Design "Daytona" Panda quartz watch is the shiniest, most well made functional low cost value-for-money toy that you can strap onto your wrist for around nz$100 - it looks pretty much like the Rolex mechanical 'prototype' .. that might cost you more than $30,000 more (or more again) to own .. but some reviewers say that this Chinese made homage with a Japanese SEIKO meca-quartz movement works as well as the prestigious one - and it might keep better time. 

Perhaps you do have to be a near millionaire to pay US $20,000 to wear a Rolex for it's investment-status .. but I'm told they are excellent quality machines - that the watch marketers are sadly playing the same EXCLUSIVITY game with, - as DE BEERS are with their diamonds .. there's no availability shortage excepting the deliberate under supply.

 Meanwhile .. remember that there is hope as long as there is lead in the air ..

Marty K.

Saturday 25 December 2021

New 'Liberator' Pistols In A "Free World":

 When in WW2 the Liberator Pistol was built to arm resistance guerillas - they cost US $2.10 each to make .. that's roughly $35 today .. but don't question U S business Vintage Ordnance Co. about why they are charging $515 for their FP45 reproduction Liberator pistol plus $105 extra for a reproduction cardboard box to send it in.

- Perhaps we have NOT made any advances in machining technology in the last 75 years to permit increased manufacturing efficiency ?

- I read that there in USA you might buy a Glock G21 in 45 ACP for $547 in it's free presentation box.

A New Reproduction Liberator ..
An Original WWII Liberator Pistol ..

Certainly the VOCO firearm is a faithful copy - so their zero design department costs would also make a saving.

You can read all about it here ..

Just call me a 'grumpy old 'Pom' .. but I'd rather shit into my hands - then applaud hard rather than pay that much money for any overpriced repro-retro-rubbish.

But  - "Only in America" eh. - It is, after all is said & done - "a free world".

I've just heard an American 'analyst' or political commentator refer to the hate that exists in US between 'the Left' and "The populist Right" .. What total bullshit comes out from these self appointed experts. - For a start - there is NO left wing political entity in USA because their 'leadership' system requires both Democrats & Republican rival figureheads to be multi-millionaires financed by other multi-millionaires and the super wealthy Corporate sponsors.
- And to label some crass 'Gobshite' as "Populist" is a sick joke as any Presidential candidate has to be 'populist' to gain voters endorsement after gathering the required campaign finances & instructions from the top level financial movers & shakers.

All you've got here - is two rival passels of pigs or cartels fighting for control of the next two,  four year Washington opportunities to extract and direct as many sacks of gold into their own vaults as they can before their figurehead retires from 'public office'. - These champion grunters get to push up to the trough potentially for eight years of grubby riches and mineral rich water .. for their rapid personal weight gain ..

Marty K.

Sunday 19 December 2021

Gilboa Snake Rifle:

 It can only be a matter of time before our NZ Police 'Service' Management procure and start to issue these twin barreled black rifles to their unlicensed poorly trained constables ..

I truly hope that they don't - as it would only serve to make them even more dangerous to themselves and the public than they already are walking about with the single barrel - single round at a time editions.

These Israeli designed arms are basically two AR15 rifles melted together into one chassis to meet some weird military requirement .. this will undoubtedly make them attractive to our current power hungry Royalist Police Management who already have grenade launchers and sub-machine guns ready in their armories to load into their armored cars.

- Well you never know when next they will be called upon to escort our Prime Minister between airports or to deal with a stray new season's lamb on the highway.

With any luck .. the last sworn officer able to stagger from her H.Q. post - when most of us have succumbed to the dreaded Lurgy - will place the keys on the front desk and wedge open the doors as she leaves the fortress ..

I suppose the concept of  Democracy was ever 'aspirational' and theoretical at best - in much the same way as the ideas of 'Law & Order' or 'Social Welfare' .. or "care for the afflicted" might have been proposed by the occasional dreamer.

I used to be hopeful of  "things improving" as our elected administrators worked through the various issues that smell of unfairness & corruption - but they seem mostly to refine the rules permitting the neglect and theft that enhance life for the privileged - while widening poverty of the less able.

Have a Good Christmas everyone,

Marty K.

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Spinning Balls:

 There's a lot of 'spin' around nowadays eh,

Our revolver cylinders spin - the projectiles we project up the barrel spin & stabilize as they whizz down range - and several different designs of steel targets will spin under the impact of an accurate hit.

The hands of watches spin around their dials to indicate the time and our road transport all drives forward on spinning tires that torque their loads to their destinations.

We get various "business folk" using "spin" to present their financial takings as profit making & they like to be known as Wealth Creators.

There is a clear and factual reason for the daily cash total being called 'THE TAKINGS'.

Naturally every profitable enterprise offers a wanted product to it's customers .. but do they actually state clearly to their market that they will be requiring more for it than the cost of the item? .. that you could make it yourself for less.?

- Is there signage at the cash register that reads 'OUR BIG-BURGER COSTS ONLY 52 CENTS TO MAKE - BUT YOU ARE PAYING TWO DOLLARS FOR EACH ONE - THANK YOU' .. ?


In the trade - when you are offered extra product insurance or WARRENTY for an added payment  .. the staff refer to it as a "MUG TAX".

When your property is taken without permission  - that is known legally as THEFT or ROBBERY - but profit is presented (spun) as being beneficial to society.

'SPIN' serves to stabilize, enable, and improve the performance of a task.  Historically when governments imposed fuel taxes at the pumps .. they "spun it" by saying "We are going to use this levy to improve the roads for motorists and truckers."

- When they introduced massive punitive firearms restrictions on Legal Firearms Owners - they 'spun' it by claiming they were acting urgently to eliminate criminal & terrorist violence - but of course they lied - and violent criminal use of illegal guns continues to escalate.

Have you been told that cow milk products are GOOD for you and your children .. that dairy protein promotes healthy growth and is an essential source of calcium? - When you add that pottle of yogurt into the lunch box - are you further informed that cow milk is linked to Type 1 diabetes, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, other autoimmune diseases, - and how casein - the main protein in dairy foods, has been shown to experimentally promote cancer, - increase blood cholesterol and atherosclerotic plaque?

- If you question what I am saying .. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH .. Start perhaps by reading  'THE CHINA STUDY' by T Colin Campbell

 All the stuff presented on commercially owned TV is spun by profit seeking businesses who OWN the media and who have influenced the regulations that permit advertising - and they sponsor the programs that you see.

There are two binary choices here .. you can leave control of our lives in the hands of corporate businesses - or you can opt for democratic control that involves some thought about the issues.

Marty K.

Thursday 9 December 2021

WWII 'STAYBEHINDS' & the New Reality ..

It's amazing what you can find on line ..

I stumbled across this fascinating BRITISH RESISTANCE ARCHIVE site with information on special units equipment & weapons .

- Have you heard of the British WW2  BC-41 Knife?

- or a Govt. issue marked wire Garrotte ..

- How about the BC-41 spiked Knuckledusters?

The New Zealand Parliament has unanimously passed a bill that permits us all to select our Gender ..

Green MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere cried in the house as she spoke in support.

"As a takatāpui, cis-lesbian fem ally to our takatāpui, trans and intersex non-binary whānau, I am very proud to commend this bill to the house," she said.

I have long considered that modern administrations are either incredibly STUPID, - DELUDED, - or merely TOTALLY CORRUPT.

- An interesting and fantastic experiment for sure .. I suggest that the All Blacks franchise all opt to register as females and we will then consistently be unbeatable as Women's Rugby World Champions going forward ..

- Perhaps all licensed Firearms users can promote a similar Bill re-classifying all cartridge firing weapons as 'Garden Trowels' thus eliminating the requirement to be registered or to obtain permits etc. and this would enable us to gain recognition as "Green" with a small carbon footprint from 2023.

As a NZ citizen and father - happy to remain as so identified on my Birth Certificate .. it seems that I am now recognized by our Parliament as a cisgender transphobic mysogynist ..

No wonder I now need to complete a multi-page application form for each of my firearms Endorsements and Firearms Licence renewals - pay the multiple FEES and then wait for tens of months while said license expires and I must surrender my legally owned sporting goods to someone else .. perhaps to an unlicensed police officer??

People just aren't doing their jobs .. they take their wages but are not performing. - How can Senior Police Management mount a full-on attack on licensed firearms owners - the most tested, proven and trustworthy group to be found in society -  with punitive regulation & paperwork while "talking to" criminal gang leaders and giving them cash grants? .. forming a new Firearms licensing Dept. "independent of police" - as a new section within the police?

This is totally DISFUNCTIONAL and morally CORRUPT.

- What are our shooters groups doing about this?

Marty K.

Friday 3 December 2021

Chimp People Say Firearms Are Such Nasty Things ..

There likely was no such thing as FIRE on our planet until some 400 MYA .. Well - think about it - the 'FIRE TRIANGLE' requires there to be FUEL - and plant life is thought to have developed around 400 million years ago .. plus or minus a few years - Then it wasn't until the plants had grown and produced OXYGEN for a while, - that this fuel could then ignite & vigorously oxidize - making smoke with fire. 

Note: THE BIG BANG is dated to 13.8 BILLION years ago .. doubters can "Google" it like I did eh ..

Much, much later, the first hominids appear in Africa around 2.5 - 1.5 MYA  and there is some evidence of controlled use of fire - in hearths - from about 1.5 Million Years Ago. - And we never looked back from cooking-up our barbecues, clearing the forests and burning-out the neighbors when they pissed us off.

The Homos of the day were reckoned to be smarter than the average .. but it took them (us) one & a half million years to develop fire into FIREARMS - with the first recorded use of gunpowder around 904 CE.

Any one wanting to dispute these times and dates will likely be some sort of emotional 'Believer' but please feel free to ask your Bishop or 'other' for help with your faith and future life direction.

The oldest surviving hand-held firearm is the Heilongjiang hand cannon dated to the year 1288 
.. and an account of the Siege of De'an in 1132 during the Jin–Song Wars, records that Song forces used fire-lances against the Jurchen.

- So of course the scared Gun Banners claim that all the crime - death & destruction in the world is caused by GUNS and will be eliminated by a gun register .. despite the facts .. The problem is that on average -  half of us here are of below average IQ - and some of the others are greedy selfish power seeking assholes who don't want anyone else to have any skill or capability that they themselves aren't fit to handle.

Face it .. YOU will have worked with weirdos who shouldn't be allowed inside any kitchen where there are sharp tools and hot things that they can't be prevented from abusing. - Some people are just not safe to be in charge of themselves.
The problem is that these inadequates have been assured that their opinions count and that they have RIGHTS .. and our current regime uses those 'rights' to deprive other law-abiding citizens of our rights.

Got a few minutes? .. Try this for an eye-opener:

Marty K.