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"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within."

Ariel Durant

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday

This past week has been extraordinarily busy, so today we are just staying home.  I have been doing some light work outside, getting ready for the rain that we are supposed to get for the next four days. Primarily, I just covered the truck and the Jeep with tarps, since everything else was already done in preparation for the storm that passed us by.

Midway has some ammo on sale, marked down significantly.  They are offering 640 rounds of surplus 7.62X51 NATO , in the original can, for $376.40.



They also have steel cased, new production 8mm Mauser marked down, 280 rounds in boxes, in the can, for $149.44


I am not familiar with the manufacturer, and I'm sure this is not reloadable , but at $149.44 for 280 rounds, it's not all that bad.

Of course, this is not being offered with free shipping, so by the time you add  that on the attractiveness of the offer may have faded significantly.  I know I could probably find the same kind of ammo cheaper in bulk somewhere else, but I like just ordering it , getting it in the can, and setting it on the shelf.


Friends, don't forget Mothers Day is 8 May.  You need something really special for the wife, something useful that she will truly treasure! If the  vacuum cleaner you got for her last year bombed, here's a good idea!

Or if your supply of coin is a little light at the moment, there are some sweet deals on AR-15's to be had. For a discussion there of, see  Why Wouldn't I?  over at Commander Zero's.




Things in the outside world appear to be grim.  I have little enthusiasm for any of the presidential candidates. None of them are men of gravitas.  I don't think I'd buy a used car from a one of them (I am certainly including Shrillery in this.)  I'm going to vote for Trump, if the Machiavellian RNC doesn't find some underhanded means of doing away with him, but with little hope or joy.



Yes, just staying up here on the mountain top is a good plan for today.






16 comments:

  1. The politics of the party leadership/presidential candidates is nauseating beyond belief. Hillary should be indited for Benghazi without doubt but what in blazes is taking so long to do it! Trump at least has bravado and one can hope he is smart enough to get the best advisors and help he can if he is elected to president. The worst is if he does not we get a true nightmare beyond belief.
    Okay I feel faint....I think I am going to go and lay down in denial of the mess we are in...or maybe go and look at the garden and be thankful!
    God Bless you on your Mountain.

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    1. Hillary won't be indicted while Loretta Lynch, Obama's hand picked lackey, is Attorney General. It will never happen.

      Trump says things I like sometimes, and he's probably the best of the bunch on the Republican side, but he often behaves badly and says things he shouldn't about other people. I know he's been aggravated beyond reason but still, I can't see Lincoln or Washington acting like that. I guess I'm voting for him because he says things I believe on the political and cultural level.

      We wound up having to go off the mountain today anyway. One of the shop cats unexpectedly had kittens, and we didn't have any powdered milk for kittens on hand because I used up the last we had giving it to an old Tom cat who likes it, and didn't buy anymore.

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  2. No matter who is elected, I am afraid that we will never again see the America where we grew up. I don't recognize our country anymore and it grieves me greatly. The evil and corruption is stunning.

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    1. You are both right. That's why I have largely focused my energy and attention in other directions these days. We're on the cusp of the event horizon, I think.

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  3. As for Trump, I'd hate to have him for a neighbor, but he's certainly a better risk for president than those other slop-swilling swine.

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    1. Trump feels like I do about immigration, and about the Moslems. If only he could refrain from being goaded into juvenile responses to unfair and juvenile attacks on himself and his family. I want to respect the President. I haven't had an opportunity to do so for many a long year now, and it really doesn't look like I will be able to for the foreseeable future.

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  4. Errand day today. One neat deal I made today was to trade some off grid electrical work for maple syrup. Getting what I need to make some maple mead. Haven't made that in a few years. Great stuff. Much like a honey mead except made from maple syrup. Besides that I have a 1/2 gallon of syrup for pancakes.

    I'm pretty burned out on the political process. My focus has shifted nearer to home where there's things I can do.

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    1. I never had Maple mead, sounds good. It's always nice to conclude a barter deal where both sides benefit.

      I know what you mean. Sometimes I watch it, sometimes I just hit the "off" button.

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  5. I don't like the pick of anyone for president. YIKES! They all have issues. They fight back and forth.

    I hope it doesn't rain too much there. It's been rainy here. It makes me sleepy.

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    1. It's like getting down to the bottom of a basket of strawberries. They're all sort of squashed, and you just have to pick the one that is the least damaged. The childish things they all say are disheartening. Especially Trump and Cruz attacking each other's wives. I never had any respect for Cruz but when Trump fell in with that I was really disappointed and to an extent, disillusioned.

      It rained all night long, in buckets. This morning we are expecting more rain all day and all of tonight. It makes me sleepy too. I listened to the rain falling on the roof a long time last night. Cedar shake are like a metal roof, you can really hear the rain.

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  6. Hi harry,we couldn't get on your blog for a while and thought you had disappeared but glad to see you are back. We are in England and are watching what is happening over in the good old USA as far as politics is concerned. We wish we had a Trump here to stir things up. We had your president here last week telling us we should vote to stay in the EU or else. Didn't go down to well. Here in Britain we are well and truly up the creek without a paddle as we have no-one to stand up to the traitor Merkel, who runs the show. We really hope you can stop the rot in your country as you do still have a chance and unfortunately we have had it and it is all going to end very badly. All the best to you, the Carmichaels

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    1. I shut the blog down for awhile because I had to deal with the administrative issues precipitated by my wife's unexpected retirement. Then there were health issues for both of us. The dusk has settled a bit now though.

      I am voting for Trump, because I like his stance on immigration and on Islam. I like the fact that he isn't owned by the multinational corporations because he's so rich they can't buy him like they do all our other politicians. But I do wish he could act a little more "grown up." The whole bunch of the presidential candidates this year have been an embarrassment with all their shenanigans. Still, Trump is the only one who offers any possibility of change from the status quo, and I don't think we can stand another eight years of what we have been going through for the last seven plus.

      I have no idea why Barrack Hussein felt entitled to go over there and pontificate on what the British should do on an internal political matter. He hasn't got much sense and has a penchant for saying and doing things that run the full gamut from just silly and embarrassing to outright stupidity. People here sometimes forget that he was a junior senator, produced by the Illinois criminal/political machine, and his sole attraction as a candidate was that he was black. Point, period, exclamation mark. He brought zero to the table. But, as one voter stated when asked why she voted for him, "He Black!"

      I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would want to import thousands of third world troglodytes to their countries, but Europe, the U.S. and Canada all seem to be full steam ahead with it. Just one look at the hellish mess the continent is in should be a blinding revelation that multiculturalism is the kiss of death for the West. But the elite that run the individual countries aren't having to deal with the mess in the streets they are creating with their social engineering projects.

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  7. We are supposed to get more storms in today. Looks like every day for the next week or so will be storms.

    Have you read Lights Out by Ted Koppel? Definitely an interesting read. He did some massive research for that book. It's about cyber attack on the grid.

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    1. I have read "Lights Out" but the one I read was post-apocalyptic fiction and it's pretty old. This sounds like something I have not heard of. I will see if I can get it on Kindle, and if not I will buy a hard copy. That's a subject I have a lot of interest in.

      We have a massive storm last night, lightning, thunder, power outages, very heavy rain. This morning the EMC (electric membership cooperative) is out fixing the lines. We have power here but the top of the county is mostly out. Lots of trees down. The trees fall on the fences and the animals get out. The deputies are out rounding up cattle right now.

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  8. This version of Lights Out just came out in 2015 so all the research is recent. It is definitely worth your time to read it.

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