I was thinking, maybe the solution to the Red States/ Blue States is just to split the country. California, New York, New England, the Pacific Northwest could be the Democratic People's Republic of Cloud Coo Coo Land. The rest of us could have the old United States. I know a lot of good people would become refugees. It would be similar to the India Pakistan split. But it would solve a lot of problems. Portland could be the new Capital of the Blue State people.
The British are voting today on whether to stay in the European Union, or restore their independence. They'll have to get out to avoid becoming a Moslem state, but no one knows how it will go yet.
You can't control the flow of immigrants if you can't control your own borders. We've proven that to our cost in this country. One thing no Western Democracy needs is more Moslems. But the leadership of the EU, like the current occupant of the White House and his party, seem intent on committing cultural suicide.
On a brighter note, I hear some more Mosin Nagants are coming into the country. The good old days of buying an "unissued condition" rifle, with all the accouterments, are over. As Archie Bunker used to say, "those were the days."
|Today it would cost you a lot more.|
Back when these rifles were dirt cheap, in the late 1980's and the 1990's, most people ignored them because there was so much else to choose from. Today, the Mosin Nagant is about the only rifle you can buy from a wholesaler, they just don't have any large quantities of surplus military rifles anymore.
If you still have no rifle at all to defend yourself with, there's still time. This new batch of Mosins (if indeed it exists) may be the last to come in. So pawn your collection of Roy Orbison vinyl and get yourself a rifle. You could do worse.
These are hard to find. The rifle is a Mosin Nagant Model 1938 carbine. Like the Model 1944 except it doesn't have the heavy and cumbersome permanently affixed bayonet. The 7.62X54R cartridge the rifle fires is said to be the oldest military cartridge still in use. It's a full powered cartridge, and will jar your teeth even in full sized rifles. The kick out of this gun is tremendous. Still, it fits right behind the front seat in a Cherokee if you have the back seats down. Very handy.
Once upon a time (1980's and 1990's) we were awash in cheap 7.62X54R. A case like this, with the ammo in stripper clips , in the can, in the case, would run you about $100 delivered, and that includes shipping. Now just a single spam can costs as much, when you can find it. On the positive side, back then reloadable brass was very expensive, and today it's very cheap. So if you reload, you can make up a good stockpile of components and be good to go.
We are in for another hot, humid day. I was planning on going over to the little lake to swim this evening. We have the beach all to ourselves if we go after five o'clock. Tomorrow we are going to the movies up at the big lake in the next county, to see the sequel to "Independence Day." I liked the first movie and this one looks good as well.
Thought for the Day:
perhaps a bit coarse, but certainly true.