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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.

36 comments:

  1. They used to say the country is going to the dogs...... now I say if that was all it was going to that'd be just fine. I hate to think it, but it's gonna get really ugly. It's working on it now, but the party hasn't really started yet, I'm afraid.

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    1. I'd almost prefer it got ugly to this creeping death of a thousand cuts. Europeans seem to be waking up and doing something about it. But here, it's business as usual.

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  2. First, no problems with our tenanats, they are the best. Then a pitbull, even for me who have known the sweetest of that breed, coming at you at full speed must be a scary thing to behold. Three legs or four. Finally, I didn't know about the crimes against women in Norway. When I last was home, I learned from a woman friend of mine who is not a judge, but one of a panel who decide if someone is guilty or not in court, that most people who come before them in court are now from the Middle East.

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    1. Inger, I'm glad you have nice people renting your place. I left my house in the hands of a realtor, with strict instructions not to rent to low lifes. Stupid me. The realtor only got paid if the place was rented. I spent more on repairing the damage than I ever made in rent.

      Sadie isn't very frightening. She's old, three legged, and almost blind. Have you ever seen Monte Pythons Holy Grail? If so, remember the scene where the two guards are at the entrance to the castle, and the knight just keeps on coming and coming across the field? That's what it was like. If there had been a fight, I would have laid about me with a stick to break it up. My dogs are female, and Sadie is female, so it would have been easy to break up, especially as mine are a Lab and a Hound, not given to combative ways!

      It makes me feel really badly that Scandinavian good will towards refugees has inflicted this curse on them. It's like people say, no good deed goes unpunished. What I can't understand, to save my life, is how we are letting thousands of people who are essentially cave dwellers into this country from the South, and now we are importing Moslems with their proven track record of resistance to assimilation into American society. A year or so ago one of the Iraqis we brought here after we pulled out over there distinguished himself by running over and killing his two teenage daughters, because he told them not to wear blue jeans and they did anyway. Personally, I can do without stink bugs like that.

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  3. Harry - first off - i loooooove corned beef hash!!! but i must ask the question - where is the cabbage??? you MUST have cabbage too!!! as for the Muslims and Islam and all of that - i check several "white" websites a day and they would scare the crap out of me if i still lived in the city. ottawa has many thousands of muslims and i really got sick of seeing them. here on our island, not a hijab to be seen - thank the Dear Lord! it is really getting crazy in the world...and we should learn from europe! i am glad that you spend time talking to the old man, and the 3-legged dog....they must be lonely. i can't even imagine that level of loneliness and wish it not even on my worst enemies. much love to you, Harry, to you and all of yours always!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. My God, Kymber! You said "white." Now the FBI will be breaking down my doors and machine gunning me for being a supremacist as soon as they finish reading my email! I forgive you though, being Canadian you haven't been as heavily indoctrinated in multiculturalism as we have. :-)

      I didn't have any cabbage. I am sure I have some canned cabbage around here somewhere, but I ate my hash with fried eggs and it was pretty good even if was fattening and bad for my heart and all that stuff.

      I've known the old guy down there for years. He used to get around a lot better, but he's got a lot of miles on him now. Sometimes delivery services leave packages for me at his house, as he is on the hard surface road. I guess they are lonely, him and old Sadie. He also has a black Spaniel that is blind and deaf. They all make a hell of a set.

      It's really swell that Canada has zillions of Moslems but couldn't find room for my kids! I know that a lot of people up there don't like Americans, but geez! We don't have any Moslems here, Catholics are barely tolerated and I think that stretches some people's acceptance levels. What we are getting, more and more, is Mayan indians sneaking up from Zapoteca. I guess some of them found it good here, and now they are bringing everybody else from the village.

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    2. oh crap Harry - i forgot that the "w" word is forbidden! and Harry, my friend Jane even owns property up here and can't get citizenship - she's also well-educated, and an American. i can't believe how difficult it is for Americans to come here - it's revolting. you guys are our closest neighbours and friends and you can't move here???

      i am glad that you talk to the man as i am sure that he appreciates it. eggs are just fine with hash but you should have at least busted out some sauerkraut - bahahahah! much love buddy!

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    3. That's ok.I am pretty sure I am already on Ayatollah Obama's comprehensive list of FEMA camp guests come the great day when he is crowned Imperator Augustus. 😉

      I wish I'd had some sauerkraut. That would have been nice indeed.

      Don't worry, I understand why Canada doesn't want to be overrun with Americans but it does seem strange that they make immigration for Africans, Asians, and the Islamic hordes so easy.😣
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    4. Hey Harry and 'Kymber the Great' (Czarina of Canada)

      (captaincrunch)


      OMG!

      I cant believe you white people are making fun of Mohemmed (Prophet of Puke) and his goat screwing, followers the Islamkics from the land of Sandbox.

      I got if figured out!

      Birth rates are declining in the western world due to education, industrialization etc. We have to import people from strange lands that breed like rabbits to keep the GDP (Gross Domestic Pirates) going.

      The micks and waps (Irish and Italians) ain't breedin like they use to (I can say that because I am bastard mix of Scotch Irish and rejected from the British Empire)
      We need new breeders and moslems and mexecans breed like rabbits and we need the cheap labor and a lower level economic slave class to support the upper tier classes.

      Its simple economics. Have a class of people that you can exploit. We did that with African Slaves, Irish, Italians, Mexicans and now its Moslums.

      Gee Whiz I got a solution and maybe I could win a Nooble Prize like Obama (you can also get Nobel prizes in Cracker Jack Boxes after Obuma won)

      First we build caves, lots of caves.

      Bunkers, tunnels, underground cities etc. We then 'staff them" with a population of ten women to one man ratio.

      We then make sure all the women are selected based on their physical charactics and breeding abilities.

      We then nuke the entire planet.

      Every nation can participate in a mass global nuking.

      'within 20 years we will be back to our current GDP and we can emerge from the caves.

      I got it all figured out (as I am being 'choked' by my out of control left hand)

      'Mien Furher' (Mr. President) I can walk!



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    5. oh captain - YOU would know that i loved Catherine the Great! and yes, YOU should win the Nooble Prize with this great scheme of yours - bahahahah!

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    6. Kymber the Great of Canada.

      (captaincrunch)

      Did you catch the last part from a certain movie????

      ah' kids now at days.

      Here I will give you a hint' Stanley Kubrick.

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    7. captain - Mr. Kubrick happens to be a favourite of mine, as well! there are some really whack/cool websites out there that discuss and break down his movies in some really neat ways. i think that you might be the one who writes some of them eh?

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  4. Keep stockpiling the ammo. I don't know what it will all come to, and I am not one to believe in tin foil hat and black helicopter conspiracies, but it is difficult to not believe that there are powers at work behind the scenes that are subsidizing or at the very least cheering for this muslim upsurge. Powers that do not have American interests at heart. And when we have a president who speaks about not insulting the prophet of islam, and won't call an islamic terrorist what he has already proved to be, it is hard to believe he is not some sort of manchurian candidate.
    I recently subscribed to http://www.jihadwatch.org/ and it is sickening what is going on and is generally ignored by the mainstream media.

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    1. The Golfer in Chiefs name says it all. Barack Hussein. I am pretty certain a lot of people are intentionally not paying attention to what is going on in this country because it's too painful and they feel powerless. But they aren't. I heard just a few minutes ago that Duke has reconsidered playing the Imam boogie from their bell tower. Apparently the response was not the accolades they expected to garner and they backed off.

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    2. Yes they got hit where it counts, in the bank account. The alumni called and said they would halt funding contributions. I am sure ACLU and CAIR will sue Duke now. Heck now that Holder is about to become a free agent he might take on the case himself.

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    3. I think Holder is the absolute worst attorney general since the arch harpy Janet Reno. I'll be so glad to see that worm tongued little sneak gone I may have to have a Southern Comfort and Coke to celebrate.

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  5. Europe is now learning the hard way, and so will we. On the news last night they showed on a map 20 or so "training camps" for jihadis, right here in the USA. Unbelievable. I hope Duke isn't too surprised when one of those yahoos does his thing in the women's studies dept. Like I said, some folks will have to learn the hard way (normalcy bias?).

    And when it all goes down, they will call it "workplace violence".

    As for the cartoon posted, there is no "extreme Islam". It is ALL extreme. It calls for blood. Therefore, you might say most of the world's Muslims aren't following their own religion, thank goodness. If you take a few moments to read some passages in the Koran, you will see that this very evident.--Troy

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more. I'm certain attacks on this country are coming. I just hope we can make a better showing than has been done overseas because those people tend to be easy victims. Since so many of our citizens are armed and motivated, it may not be so easy for the terrorists to take over a mall, or other location and foment a massacre. I think they will try, though.

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  6. It is as if everyone in the world has been blinded to evil. Except those of us who are aware of what is going on. Yummy corned beef and potatoes....mouth watering. Today am canning potatoes since we don't have a root cellar and this is potato growing country here. A few years back there was a terrorist training camp just 30 miles from here. Lots of places to hide and train in this neck of the woods.

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    1. People here generally can't or won't say what they really think because they are afraid of the consequences. I have a long time friend who doesn't comment anymore because he doesn't want to be publicly associated with some of the things I say though he privately assures me he agrees with the sentiments expressed. I understand his concern. I'm just sorry this country has come to that state.
      I get my potatoes at Wal-Mart. I can get a huge sack of Idaho spuds for three dollars. I never met a potato I didn't like!

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  7. Those diesels need to work to stay in shape.

    Most folks are born into a religion and do what they have to do to fit into their community. However, some religions are more prone to abuse than others.

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    1. They do, especially when it has been so wet and dank.

      I got first-hand experience with Islam in Lebanon during 1982 and 1983. Some Moslems are peaceful people but Islam is not a religion of peace. It was spread with fire and sword from the get go and that hasn't changed.

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  8. Yes Duke did renounce that decision It was all over the news here tonight.

    Corned beef hash..yum. My dad use to make the best homemade hash ever. Nothing in a can could compare.
    Low clouds here today, heck, we have not seen the sun since Monday. Weather people said tomorrow and most of next week will be sunny, but tonight what do we hear outside? More rain..

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    1. It's light snow here, which wasn't supposed to happen. I think it's just on the mountain tops, which includes me.
      I have a few things I can cook fairly well, mostly meat and potatoes kinds of meals, or stew.
      I think M.Silvius got it right. The alumni with fat wallets are probably not the ones to welcome such gestures.

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  9. Oh the corned beef hash for lunch that you had sounds wonderful!

    Those British cases do seem cool. I'd hang onto them even if the ammo has been used.

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    1. hi. husband was in denmark about ten years ago. all of the rapery was done by turks.
      i figure there are no men left in europe, unless they are eunuchs.
      otherwise dead rapists would be lying in the streets by the score, bleeding into the sewers from whence they came.
      deb h.

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    2. Alissa, I rarely cook anything but I was bored so I thought I'd make some hash. It really was good, too bad a person has to clean up the kitchen afterwards.

      There are two priming systems for small arms cartridges prevalent in the world. One is the Berdan system, used virtually everywhere on the planet except North America. It was invented by a Yankee colonel after the War of Northern Aggression. The other system, invented by a British colonel at roughly the same time, is the Boxer system, which we use here. You really can't reload cases using one system with tools designed for the other. It can be done but it's way too hard to do in my opinion. So when I shoot most surplus ammo, it came from Europe, is Berdan primed, and I just leave it on the ground. But Boxer primed ammo like this Greek produced .303 British I can pick up and reload several times. That's why I will pay more for it.

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    3. Deb, Europeans tend to be unresponsive to situations calling for individual initiatives. They have been living under Nanny State governments and have given up a lot of their individual freedoms and responsibilities. So they wait for the government to address things like this. And of course, it never does. Not that I am throwing stones at the Europeans because that same rot is happening here.

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  10. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I'm glad your taking care of that wonderful old diesel. I kinda been looking around for an old diesel myself. All mechanical of course. No computer garbage. Trucks are not supposed to have push buttons and digital displays.

    When the weather lets up a little, drive that old girl to town and keep that fuel and the other fluids moving.

    Hey Harry, that old guy that intercepts you. I don't think its so bad. I get intercepted by Jehovnah's Witless fruitcake bandits. Your lucky.

    I mentioned to a Jehovnoh Witless once that you guys should move to French Guyana and have a large Kool Aid bash. He just looked at me with a 'perplexed look'
    Maybe next time I will suggest they go to Suadi Arabia and try finding converts other there.

    I had a tv dinner for lunch.

    I enjoy watching the 'public flogging channel' from Saudi Arabia while eating my tv dinner (sarcasm)





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    1. I don't mind visiting with the guy, I just wish it wasn't every time I walk down the mountain. My F250 is EMP proof which is one reason I am willing to keep repairing it instead of replacing it with a more modern vehicle full of computer chips.

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  11. One of the reasons we moved out of the Lib'Burbs (for me anyhow) was a practical-tactical. The neighborhood had filled-up full of Tech-types, both male and female, and nearly always in Condition-White: nose-deep in Handheld Computer-phones.
    With one of the biggest Mosques just down Hwy. 101 from a shooting range I wondered what would happen when the Muslims decided to ramp-up the pressure and blood started to spill-out. Nobody I knew (besides me) in the neighborhood had a gun - it was all going to get really bad before it gets better...
    Now there are "protests" nearly every day down there.

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  12. Strange you mention that concern. I recently saw a video on YouTube that was taken in England. These Islamic types were going up and down a city street, threatening young women who were not wearing a sheet over their entire bodies in approved Islamic fashion. There were English men passing by and not one lifted a finger to defend the girls from these ragamuffin goat ropers. I realise that the English have voluntarily given up their right to arm themselves but are there no improvised weapons available? What kind of mindset would let a man walk right by some young woman being accosted by three reeking ragbags?

    As you point out, if you are surrounded by Sheeple, it's time to look for a different pasture.

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  13. That must've been scary with the dog. Glad she was harmless in the end!

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    1. Bemusing would probably be the best description. It was like being accosted by an ancient granny armed with a cane.

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  14. Those cases are classic. I'd keep them. My wife would make some really cool stuff from them, but me I'd keep them as is.

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  15. Stephen, if there is a gun range near you I would bet your wife could get all the brass she wanted, in varying shapes and sizes, there. Most shooters don't keep their brass and the range just throws it away. I don't know about now but in the 1970's there was a whole cottage industry in Korea that revolved around collecting brass, making all sorts of things out of it, and selling them to U.S. servicemen.

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