Saturday, November 18, 2017

Another storm coming. Remember Tawana Brawley? I need some inch pattern L1A1 mags. It's OK to be white.




This one will be all wind and rain.  Once it's past, the temperatures here on the mountain will drop down to the teens if the weather people's prognostication is right.  Good thing we have plenty of fire wood.

Some things never change. Remember Al Sharpton and poor, abused Tawana? Here we go again. I recall seeing this Air Force General tearing the cadets a new one about a "hate crime?" I expect he was just covering his ass, because there's no reason to curse out an entire unit for the deeds of one miscreant. And now it turns out it's another of the innumerable hoaxes where the minority in question faked something to get some attention, money, promotion, or just to make " crackers" look bad.





Speaking of minority manipulators,  Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's Disease.  I'm sure he got it while being unwittingly experimented on at some institution.....




Here's a documentary I want to see.  One America News has been running some really good documentaries, but I haven't been able to find them in their entirety to post them here. This is a promo but it's motivating. I will keep looking for a link to the entire program.





I haven't been on the internet much, due to a medical problem in the family that is taking a lot of our attention and time. Here are the cartoons from this past week that I missed.











The cartoon about that jerk Al Franken is especially poignant.  He was one of the first to start throwing stones when this latest witch hunt for "sexual offenders" began.  It's like the Salem Witch Hunt.  A few women come up with these "improprieties" that happened decades ago, and now everybody that wants some face time on the tube is crawling out from under rocks. I don't feel sorry for Franken, though. It's fun to see all the pious Democrats turning on him and rending him to pieces.

  



Meanwhile, deep in the mountains, in the dark forest........

We've been busy this week.  November is "medical month" for us, and between my wife and I we have doctor appointments every week this month.  That's a lot of driving, since we don't go to medical people in our own county.  There are too few doctors, and way too many old people. You can wait for more than two hours even if you have an appointment. So we drive a good ways to go to a place where we don't have to wait, and where the waiting room doesn't look like the local morgue.

In addition to that, my sister in law had a heart attack.  Not a bad one, but enough to rattle everyone's cage. That has thrown the extended family into an uproar. I feel sorry for her husband. He's a good guy, but he's got a lot on his plate as it is. He's a surgeon and pretty much lives with stress, so who needs this on top of that.  We are doing what we can in terms of helping out but it isn't much. My sister in law isn't even at the hospital where they both work (she's a pediatrician) but has been moved down to a big city hospital. So he has to deal with trying to get down there and then drive back to keep things going at his hospital, then drive back......

Those two have always been good to us. Sometimes I butt heads with my sister in law because she's a fundamentalist and we really need to avoid religion as a topic of conversation. When it does come up it doesn't end happily. But overall, she's a good woman and a good sister in law. 




We've got the winter dog house rigged, but up until now it hasn't been cold enough for the animals to go in. Sunday it's supposed to be in the teens and I expect that will make them go inside to keep warm.



Tonight we are in for some winds, gusting up to the mid forties. That's ok, it'll blow all the dead leaves off the roofs of the buildings.  If the wind doesn't do that, I have to crawl up on the roofs with a leaf blower to get them cleared off.  If you leave piles of dead leaves on your roofs, it will rot wood or rust tin.


The ferrets are putting on their winter coats. Since they never go outside for any length of time, I wonder how their bodies know it's time to grow long fur?










My wife has been working on renovating our house. She thinks it looks too junky with my guns hanging all over the place.  So, we've been redoing it and it does look nicer. I wonder why that matters, since nobody ever comes in the house but us?  The kids do when they visit, but they don't care about the decor? Still, the "nest" is her business. I just help do whatever she wants done. Yesterday we cleaned out the entire plant room.  It was a herculean effort, but I think she needed a break from all the tension of this week. So, we cleaned it all up and it looks really good now.
This is what the mountains look like now.  The leaves are mostly gone, and everything is brown and gray. You can stand at this spot, and look at the mountains at night, and you won't see a single electric light out there.




Well, this post has been a little less well organized than I'd like, but as I say, things have been hectic here. I haven't been able to visit people's blogs like I usually do, but we are planning on staying home tomorrow (Sunday) and if nothing unexpected happens I'll be able to read blogs then.





By the way, I need some "inch" pattern mags for the L1A1.  I have plenty of FNFAL metric mags, and I know where to get some of those, but Sportsmans Guide sold out their last inch pattern mags and nobody else seems to have them, not even CDNN.   If you have a source, I'd appreciate a heads up. Doesn't matter to me if they are used, as long as they are serviceable.  I've tried all my sources, and no one has any. There are some individuals selling them on the net, but they want a King's ransom. I only have one L1A1, the rest of my guns of this type are FNFAL's.  But I'd still like to pick up a few more mags for the L1A1.












And in closing:






28 comments:

  1. Timely:
    https://www.daybydaycartoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/110517.jpg

    "It's not ok to be white..it's friggin' awesome."

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    1. I certainly need to check that link. Definitely sounds like something we can all appreciate.

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  2. Sorry about your SIL. My DH had a small heart attack due to shingles about 18 months ago. It was scary in the middle of the night. Hope you are all better soon. We don't get any company, either except for once in a great while. We like it that way, too. Is it OK to be white? You betcha! We earned all that privilege, too. Oh, does that offend anyone? Ask me if I care. It has gotten cold and wintery here, too. I never thought that in Georgia it got so cold. Always think of it as peach country and warmth. I can't remember what your elevation is where you live.

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    1. I think she and her husband should have retired already. They can afford to. Being a doctor is a stressful job. They have to deal with a lot of sad situations.

      I'm not much of a one for being stylish or worrying overly much about appearances. I like things to be well maintained and orderly. But I don't mind if my wife rearranges or changes things. She never bothers with the rooms I spend much time in anyway.

      The "It's okay to be white" thing started in Europe and has made it here now. There was a great segment on it on One America News and Fox had a story on it too. Personally,I'm sick unto death of all this whining and wrist wringing from ethnics, and their white liberal apologists. What I have I worked for. Nobody gave me anything for free. I don't feel compelled to share what I have earned with churlish bores who expect to sit back on their well cushioned asses with their hands out palm up.

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  3. The best part of winter is less folks on the roads?? Right??? I have come to realize there is no retiring in retirement..Just relocation of time, money, and effort.

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    1. Rob, it's not as placid as I had expected, that's true. Still easier than working, though.

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  4. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    That 'Its Okay to be white' meme was started over at 4Chan/POL/
    You can access and read stuff on 4Chan and post if you want. Its all 'text' like a blog.
    Post as 'Anon' Lots of crazy stuff over there including jokes about Nazi's etc. Its a place where people got to vent and say what they want.
    Go to 4CHan. Look for /POL/ for Politically Incorrect and scroll down. I'm sure within five minutes you may start to laugh.

    4Chan is great for browsing. Most never post. Lots of what we call real, real 'edgy' stuff over there so don't be offended.

    'Harry,

    I can really see owning an L1A1. I don't know if I ever will though. Real expensive rifle to purchase. If you ever decide to sell it at a later date in the future. Who know's. Maybe I will have the spare cash.

    For now, I gotta watch my cash flow. I may have a lead on some land here in Texas in a very secure sight. I may only get five or ten acres at some point and maybe I will retire out there. I would have to build a cabin or small house.
    On this land is a very, very ample supply of deer, turkey, etc.

    Its a ways off but its has more to offer than the desert and is much closer to medical and other stuff which is important as I get older.
    I love the desert but West Texas is pretty sparse as far as infrastructure and medical goes. Terlingua, Texas is 80 miles from the nearest medical and 150-200 miles from any real, real medical centers in Midland/Odessa, Texas.
    I still lots of memories of Alpine and Terlingua and I know I could live there if push came to shove but shorter drives to infrastructure and medical can turn into a big issue later in life.
    This ranch I am looking at is near Goliad, Texas. There are huge oaks, water, brush and lots and lots of foliage. This is the type of land that settlers in Texas sought after 170 years ago for farming and ranching. In a total grid down, worse case 'The Road" scenario. A person can survive indefinitely out there. Out in the desert its just a little harder to survive and eating rattlesnake would get old after awhile.

    It may be awhile before I make any such move but it could happen in the future.

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    1. The L1A1 is hard to fine these days. Most of the guns out there of this type are FNFAL metric guns. To be honest, mine are pretty much hanger queens.

      West Texas sounds good, I've been through there and while it is a bit thin on the the ground that's one of the pluses from my view.

      What about some place on the Texas coast. You could still have the beach and the seclusion as well.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)


      The Texas Coast is great but the insurance and property taxes a murder. Seclusion is very hard to find in most beach communities unless one wants to spend a million dollars on five or ten acres of prime beachfront property (house not included)
      If I move out of here I will miss the coast but check out the pictures online of Goliad, Texas. Check out the large 200 year old oak trees, thick brush country and all the rural properties and 'based' rural people in Goliad, Texas.
      'Based' is an new internet slang term as far as I know that means your a true believer and you follow that doctrine and cannot be manipulated. Example, a 'Based' Southerner will fly a Confederate Flag in their yard regardless of political and social pressure.

      The area that I am looking at moving too is overwhelmingly conservative/libertarian. The property taxes and insurances are much lower than living near the coast. I will an unlimited amount of Turkeys, Deer, Bobcats, Coyotes, Rattlesnakes. There are a few alligators here and there too in some waterways.

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    3. I guess I am a "based" Southerner. I had not heard that term before.

      The place you are considering sounds wonderful. I was only thinking of the coast because in Clive Custler's sequel to his non-fiction book on looking for ship wrecks, they operated out of a small town on the coast, almost down to Mexico. It sounded like heaven on earth.

      Maybe you could buy a motor home and just "get out of harbor" when the bad weather is coming in?

      Be nice if you set up someone isolated, I may need a hideout if I have to flee from here. ISYN.

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    4. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I did not explain it too well. The area I am looking at is filled with 'Based' individuals. Rural Texans are mostly independent like many in our country. I was amazed at the attitudes of people in Rural West Texas and their 'anti goverment' leanings. Now those are some 'based' individuals.
      I think the cultural tide of progressivism is being stopped in many rural area's of the country. 'People are more aware than ever of some of the 'unconstitutional crooked things happening in our country and that's why Trump was elected.

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  5. Hi Harry :) Your pet photos are so adorable. I love seeing dogs and cats cuddling up together! Your ferret looks cute too all cozies up. Animals are so wonderful, we can learn a lot from them! I have no issue being white...I'm okay with it and if it offends anyone, they need to find pride within themselves me thinks... :)

    I'm sorry about your sister in law, I hope she heals well. I'm always (maybe morbidly) curious as to why people have heart attacks. Is it an underlying disease? Diet? Stress? I have to say I have slight health anxiety at times, especially when I wake up from nightmares with my heart racing. I mean, my check ups are all fine, but it scares me.

    Your mountains looks so beautiful...you'll be jealous Harry, but ours are firmly now covered with snow! :) I'm happy now, ask me again in May lol...I kind of get what M is doing...Alex is like you, he doesn't care too much about the "decor" of the place because we never have guests over...but for me, I guess I like to see things cozy and simple and organized. Though I'd be happy to hang your guns over here if ever M convinces you they make the place look too cluttered lol...even exchange? Stella and Pavlov for some of your collection? ;-D I have a feeling I know the answer ha ha ha! Hope you have a nice Sunday and that the weather isn't too miserable for you! Are you staying home for your Thanksgiving this week?

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    1. Rain, our animals grew up around each other, so we don't have any problems with them in terms of conflict. A lot of the outdoor cats cram into the dog house with the dogs on nights like last night, when there's a heavy frost.

      My sister in law will be home soon and things will get back to normal. I don't know what caused her problem, but it was both unexpected and abrupt, there were not any warning signs and she had a physical recently that didn't point up any problems.

      We had a heavy frost last night, so all the mountains were covered with a layer of that, but now, mid day, it has burned off. We can have snow here any time now, but usually we get the heavy snow in Dec, Jan, Feb and sometimes early March.

      I think the Canadian government would arrest you if they found you with most of the guns in my collection. I read something about even the aboriginals up there having to get special permits to keep their old Enfields.

      Stella and Pavlov would have to be indoor dogs here, they seem pretty short haired if I am looking at the right dogs in your pictures, but they would like it here. They would never have to be on a leash and there are no cars to bother them. ;-)

      M likes to work on the house and make it just the way she likes it. Then she likes something different a month later and redoes it. As long as it's just moving a little furniture and buying a few knickknacks, I guess I am getting off luck...

      We are just having a quiet Thanksgiving here. Not planning on going anywhere, we will just rest some and enjoy the Holiday.

      Hope all is well up there in the distant North.

      Harry

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  6. I'd throw a WTB ad up on FalFiles, Harry. I standardized on metric mags a while back, inch mags have always been a bit more trouble to find. If worst comes to worst, I do go to a very large gun show, and someone there is sure to have the inch mags....

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    1. Greg, if you should go to that gun show and see some, would you pick up the dealers contact info. for me ? I'd appreciate it. The problem with buying something that's already hard to find, off the net, is that the prices are so high it's not viable. I have 10 mags for that one gun, but I would like to have a few more. So I am looking for some at a decent price. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

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    2. I was going to recommend the FAL files. A platform specific forum is the place to go for out of circulation niche items.

      To defray cost maybe offer to trade? You are priced into all sorts of stuff a guy might want.

      I didn't see them readily on the site but these guys have some really obscure stuff at fair prices. Might be worth an email.

      https://www.gunclips.net/mags.html

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    3. TOR, I would do that as a last resort, I'm just a little leary of doing business on the internet with people I don't know. Riverrider has some of the mags he isn't using and I am making arrangements to get those from him, so it looks like my luck was in on this shortfall.

      I will certainly take a look at the gunclips web page. A long time ago, there was an out fit called "Thompsons' Mags" who always had the last page of the Shotgun News magazine. He had everything under the sun. Then he just disappeared. I heard , and it was purely scuttlebutt, that he had some kind of trouble with the feds over some imports.

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  7. Doctor appointments (for me or the kids) is one of my least favorite things. Hope your sil feels better soon.

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    1. She's going to be coming home shortly, and I know she will beel better at home. I don't know if she will be going back to work, though.

      I had a doctors appointment today, for lab work, at eight this morning . 50 mile round trip, but a nice drive through the mountains. Everything was covered in frost...

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  8. i've got ten inch pattern mags but they are polymer. i got them during the sandy hook fiasco but all my fal's are metric. you're welcome to them. just let me know if you want them.

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  9. Riverrider, I would like to take you up on that. Can you email me at philipnolan1953@gmail.com so we can work out the details? I will reimburse you for them, of course.

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  10. http://www.totalsurvivalist.com/2017/11/sportsmens-guide-free-trial-and-shipping.html?m=1

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    1. TOR, thanks. Free shipping makes some purchases viable that would not have been with an additional $20.00 plus thrown in for shipping.

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  11. Oh my sometimes I wish I could pack up and move where no one else lives like you do. The press, and people drive me batty these days!

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    1. You and your family can come live here in North Georgia, Alissa. There are still plenty of big pieces of property with good views here, but alas, there's no way to make a living. Wish you and your family did live here.

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  12. G'day Harry, sorry to hear about your troubles, hope that all these health issues sort themselves out. I sent you an email with my latest updates, looks like I won't have to be really frugal this Christmas after all.

    I used to have a few of those mags that you are after but sadly they are long gone now (if I had them stashed away they would be considered a prohibited firearm!)

    Cheers

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    1. Hey, Sgt. Just sent you an email a few minutes ago. Sorry it took me so long, I am not so much on the net as I used to be these days. I really appreciated the pictures, especially of the S-2 Tracker and the Australian F-86.

      We don't have any real problems, just old age stuff that all old people bitch and moan about. The only thing that really bothers me is having to take so many damned pills, but I guess it beats the alternative so I shouldn't complain.

      Riverrider had some of the inch patterns mags for the L1A1 he wasn't using and was kind enough to send them to me, so I am in good shape there. I appreciate the thought though.

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