Damn those vile Russians! Is there no limit to their perfidy!
Wire note for the friend who wanted some old style military bore cleaner. Here's where I get mine.
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."
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.
Gearing up for the Mid Term Elections: