Thursday, January 15, 2015
Boiling potatoes and other matters of import.
Low clouds again today, and a heavy wet fog that covers everything with little diamond droplets. I ran the truck for awhile, as it ill behooves a person to let a diesel sit in cold, wet weather for too long without running it. At the moment I am boiling a pot of potatoes, and I'm going to make some corned beef hash for lunch. I have a corned beef brisket and some onions, so I am doing some rare cooking.
I'm not going anywhere though. Walked down the mountain yesterday to get the mail, and was intercepted at the hard surface road by the little old man who lives in the house by the mail boxes. He is lonely and no one passes by without being accosted and "visited" with. I feel sorry for him so I usually listen for a bit. He does the talking. He knows everybody in this quadrant of the county so he's not short of things to talk about. He has a three legged Pit Bull that raises hell the whole time my dogs and I are out front. Her name is Sadie. She got out once, and came on like a bullet. I never knew anything could move so fast on three legs. Fortunately when she got to me and my dogs she didn't do much but sniff everybody.
Back in the 1990's, an outfit in the North used to sell Pakistani .303 British by the case. There were, as I recall, 840 rounds per case, in 20 round boxes. The ammo was good, brass cased and reliable though it was Berdan primed so I couldn't reload it with the Boxer primed configured tools I have.
I got six of these, and I wish I had bought more when I could. I also picked up a lot of Greek .303, which is reloadable, and .303 from here and there, some of which dated back to World War II.
Now Cheaper than Dirt has more Greek .303 so I am going to order more. It's primo ammo, and Boxer primed .303 brass is worth it's weight in gold to me.
This is just the thing for your Enfields. A friend who also buys the chambering has been keeping me up to speed on availability. With this ammo, you buy now or cry later.
Reading the news today, I see that Duke University has agreed to broadcast the Moslem "call to prayer" several times a day. How nice. I wonder if everybody will have to stop going to class while they squat in the classroom with their little rugs? I hope that works out for Duke, it must surely make all the Ivory Tower Crowd glow with pride to be so multicultural.
Europe put themselves in dire straits by doing this very kind of thing, and now they have huge masses of Moslems who have no intention of being integrated into the European Culture. They have "no go" zones where Imam's rule and Sharia law is the law of the land, from Italy to Scandinavia. And we aren't learning from it here. I wonder how long it will be before American women with blond hair have to dye it black , as Norwegian women are doing now, to avoid being assaulted by Moslem men?
I spent a considerable amount of time in Norway in the 1970's and 1980's. Mostly in Trondheim and Bodo. It was a picture perfect place. Low crime, happy and friendly people. Beautiful in every regard. Not any more, I'm afraid.