Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dreary day on the mountain top.


Damn those vile Russians! Is there no limit to their perfidy!


Wire Note:


Wire note for the friend who wanted some old style military bore cleaner.  Here's where I get mine.

Omaha Surplus



Ransom Virus


Strange times in Georgia.  Seems to be getting stranger by the day.  I doubt it made national news, but the City Government of Atlanta was successfully attacked by "ransomware" last week, and whole sections of the government there are out of business.  Remember the new mayor, Ms. Bottoms? She's the one who allegedly won the election by 750 votes, then , in a recount, by 72?  Everybody knows the whole thing  was rigged to make sure we didn't break the string of black mayors Atlanta has "enjoyed" since 1970.  Traditionally, the mayors of Atlanta serve their term, then go to "Club Fed" on racketeering charges. Doubtless Ms. Bottoms will continue that long established course of behavior. She's in the spotlight right now, though, because she was warned this ransomware attack was not only possible, but probable, and she just blew it off.  She has declared that Atlanta won't pay the $50,000 ransom demanded by the hackers, but as pressure builds because people can't get permits for this or that, etc, rumors abound she's arranging an under  the table pay off, and will then declare the problem "solved."

Santaria




You may have heard of this religion.  Without going into a lot of detail, it's a kind of spirit worship, pantheistic, based on a religion that developed among African slaves in the South.  It has similarities to Voodoo but is considered a separate religion.  Although  Islam is the fastest growing religion in the South, Santeria is gaining adherents and is a close second.


One of the unpleasant aspects of Santeria (and there are a lot of them) is that it involves animal sacrifices.  After  the rites, the animal corpses are being dumped off in black neighborhoods around Atlanta. Nobody enjoys finding three beheaded goat corpses in their front lawn.  There's a big stink "literally" because it is not considered to be animal cruelty in Atlanta to "sacrifice" animals to placate the devils, etc.  So all they can charge people with is "dumping."  Even better, the city won't come out and pick up the corpses, as they take the position that  they don't have to be responsible for animal corpses. Another example of "bringing the Third World to you."

pick a spirit, devil, whatever suits your purpose.





Ammo purchases in Georgia going "great guns."




"Georgia law does not significantly regulate the sale, transfer, purchase or possession of ammunition in any way. Furthermore, Georgia law limits local regulation of ammunition."  Cathy the Clown Giffords Center.


One way to really throttle gun ownership, and the proficiency of those who own them, is to tax ammunition.  In places like the Left Coast, Illinois, etc this is a common practice, and the tax seems to run about 5 cents a round. Aggravating if you buy a box of 50 rounds, a bit debilitating if you buy a case of 1000.

In the recent wave of anti-gun propaganda, a proposal to tax ammunition here in Georgia has reared it's head. Personally, I doubt it has a snowball's chance, but in all the "sound and fury, signifying nothing" gun owners seem to be stocking up.  Can't say as I blame them.





Personally, I'm ordering one of these cases of 7.62 Nagant pistol ammo.  I bought sixty boxes not long ago, but a wood case, holding spam cans, is great for long term storage. If not for my use, then my kids, or grandkids.....











These Mosin Nagant pistols are good little guns. They were incredibly cheap when they came into the country, and I bought several. Now, more than 20 years later, they're pretty rare.  As I have mentioned before, I'm not ever going to reload this weird little round because of the way the bullet is seated way back in the cartridge case. But a couple of thousand rounds should last a generation or two, even if things go Mad Max or The Postman, down the road.




The woods are  still all gray and brown in the mountains.  Some green is starting to break out, here and there.  Once these winds , rain and cold settle down,  it will be a lot more comfortable. Until June or so, when it will start getting so hot and humid that you can't walk from the house to the barn without getting exhausted.  It's like living in the Amazon jungle here in the summer.



Cartoons:











Gearing up for the Mid Term Elections:





Thought for the Day:







20 comments:

  1. California makes ammo like a gun sale. Must be sent to dealer and then a background check....which, of course, the buyer pays for. They keep nibbling around the edges of our gun rights. Oregon wants a ballot measure that will make all semi auto guns illegal.

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    1. It's the death by a thousand cuts. That's why I think it's a mistake to make any further compromises with the gun grabbers,no matter how innocuous they may seem at first glance.

      When I was a teenager, the Sheriff came out to our house and accused me of shooting out glass insulators on the telegraphy poles along the railroad. His reason for doing so was that I had purchased some .22 LR rifle ammo from the only store in town that sold it. Even back then, if you bought ammo, you had to sign a little log book and show your drivers license. Since I was the only one who had recently bought any .22LR he decided I must be the culprit. My dad told him to come back when he had something worth listening to. Never heard from the guy again. I wasn't in the habit of committing vandalism and had no trouble with the police, that little log book was the only reason that happened.

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    1. They are nice little guns. Both of mine are 1920's production, and in mint condition. I had a third one, but I traded it to a guy at the gun shop where I worked part time. One of the very rare instances of me selling or trading a gun, and of course now I regret it. But at the time, they were plentiful and under $100 with holster, cleaning rod, the whole works.

      I don't guess I need as much ammo for them as I have, but it won't be long before the only ammo you can get for them is the Privi, which is expensive. When Privi can't make it or won't make it anymore, there will only be whats in the store rooms. I always think of "The Road" and that poor guy with one round for his little .32.

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    2. What is the source for the Nagant ammo?

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  3. saw a senior picture of the hogg boy in a yearbook purportedly from redondo beach high school 2015.
    if true he is not only not in a florida school, he graduated 3 years ago.

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    1. Mincing little pimp. He's loving the attention, doesn't understand anything at all about the principles involved, and is being led around by the nose at the behest of the media and the leftards.

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  4. Harry,

    Good to see you're doing okay. Hope the family is well as well. They can try to tax ammunition but I don't think that will happen. Have you seen this article http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/controversial-new-law-allows-gun-confiscation-without-any-notice/

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    1. Sandy, I don't think Oklahoma and Georgia, places like that, will let it happen. But it's already common in the Left Coast and in places that surprised me like Illinois. Sometimes it's just city imposed taxes, like Seattle. Other times, it's state wide. I haven't seen that link but I am going to look it up as soon as I finish answering comments. Thanks for sending it.

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  5. The whole gun game is all or nothing. Turns off folks who might like some reasonable compromise. It's the old give an inch and they'll take a mile. I'm keeping well away from social media debates as everyone is spitting acid.

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    1. Compromising with the left is like compromising with Hitler or Stalin. It seemed like a good idea at the time to some people, but it didn't work out well in the end.

      Everybody in the country that cares anything about politics is furious , no matter which side of the line they are on. I don't think it was this bad even when Clinton and Janet Reno were abusing the country.

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  6. That santeria business is a gruesome cult. Saw plenty of it when we lived in Venezuela. Amazing that we would see that kind of stone age behavior here.
    On the omnibus/budget signing, not all is what it appears to be. I do believe trump has pulled a fast one. Take a look at this:
    https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-president-has-notified-congress.html

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    1. Santaria was getting a foothold in Miami in the early 1980's, and has been spreading fast to urban areas where there is a large black population on the low end of the income spectrum (is that a tactful way of saying "de hood."

      It's bad in Atlanta. Some really ugly things happening that would land people in jail if it wasn't for the fact that the hideous acts of cruelty to animals are being done under the mantle of "religion."

      I'll check that link. the Omnibus budget signing has demoralized a lot of Trump supporters, as did his unfortunate comments about bump stocks and using his "pen" to get rid of them. I don't own a bump stock, don't need one, don't want one. But I didn't vote for Trump to see political expediency creeping back. Don't know what to think about things.

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  7. dreary everywhere. 3rd straight day of rain. snow before that and predicted for flurries later in the week. n e ohio

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    1. Haven't seen the sun here in three days. But at least it's warmer now.

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  8. These kinds of things are why I try to keep my logistics simple. I wanted one to keep it to one type of semi auto pistol but am at a handful. Down to 2 types of semi auto rifles and only 3 rifle calibers so that’s good.

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    1. I know how ancient Kings felt, when they got older and had to figure out what to do about the Kingdom when they croaked.

      Simple is good. If there's one thing I went overboard on, it's weapons. At some point, collecting and having viable weapons merged, and the result has turned out to be a horrific plethora of guns and ammo that would turn an S-4's hair white overnight.

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  9. I especially like "How dare you question this child's heart felt words?"

    Oh man, that kid is so delusional, it's almost funny. Almost....

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  10. The left is so full of unquestioning, uninformed, inexperienced "useful idiots." This character is one of them. Although, he seems to be using the situation for his own personal aggrandizement as well.

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