Woke up this morning before dawn, and the wind was howling through the trees. Sounded like surf breaking on the beach. 32 degrees outside and with the wind chill, it sure felt a lot colder than that.
I had planned to drive into town today, but I think I'll just stay around the house rather than get out in this cold. The Weather Channel says they may get snow in Northern Virginia tonight, but all we are expecting is a mix of rain and sleet.
My wife is still over in Nashville. She went up to Cincinnati to help the kids get their old apartment cleaned up and turned over. Then she went down to Nashville with them, to help them get settled in. Right now, they are shopping for a washer and dryer, which is our house warming gift to our kids.
When G and E bring mom back here, they are going to take some furniture back with them. We have WAY more furniture in this house than we need anymore, and we can save them some money that way. It will be nice to have some more space in the rooms.
I ordered the case of .30 carbine ammo. Did the numbers, and it didn't make sense not to.
250.00 on sale, which comes to $249.00 / 20 = $12.45 a box. Regular price is $430.00/ 20 = $21.50 a box.
I checked around, and the cheapest .30 carbine I could find was at Sportsmans Guide, $21.00 a box.
Shipping adds about $20.00 but I'd have to pay that anyway. The M-1 carbine is an outstanding weapon, perfect for young people , women, or anyone who doesn't have much body mass. It doesn't kick much, and is a good "close in" weapon. Because it fires a pistol cartridge, you can't do a lot of long range dinging with it. It was originally designed to supplement the M1911A1 Colt, and was designed for people who didn't need a full sized battle rifle. Think rear echelon pogs, crew served weapons teams, truck drivers, etc.
|I was a POG, myself, but I see their point!|
You can still find the original guns from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam but they cost a lot of money. Several companies in the United States produce them, and they cost a lot less because they are not collectibles. But they still get the job done.
This guy went through some ammo making this video!
There are times when you just really need a lot of ammo, you know? This clip below is about Isandlwana, South Africa, 22 January, 1879. The British base camp was overrun. An inquiry after the battle faulted the slow distribution of ammunition, finding among other things that the special screw drivers required to open the ammo cases had inadvertently been left behind when the British deployed. This is a long clip, but the last five minutes illustrate the fact that when you run out of ammo, and the hordes approach, it's all over but the crying.
Time to get the hell out!
If you read the comments on the posts, you know a lot of us have been following events in South Africa. Frankly, after what happened in Rhodesia, cum "Zimbabwe" I have always been surprised white South Africans didn't bail then. But it's hard to leave your home, and nobody likes to be "run off."
However, the new "leader" of the South African government has decided to accelerate the seizure of white farms, so they can be "redistributed" to blacks. This is the same formula that destroyed the Rhodesian economy, brought on the collapse of the currency, famine, and mass flight of refugees to South Africa and elsewhere. But hey, nobody accuses Africans in general of being able to make rational decisions.
When I was stationed in Italy, there was a big shopping section in one of the buildings at AFSOUTH, on the ground floor of Building L. One of the shops was owned by a Rhodesian family that had fled after the terrorists took over the country. One of the daughters that worked there was a really nice looking young lady, but she had a terrible scar all down the side of her face. She got that from one of Mugabe's "freedom fighters" as the family was leaving the country. Lots of the whites leaving or trying to leave didn't get off that easy.
I wrote to both my senators and my representative, asking them why the United States is providing "foreign aid" to a bunch of racist thugs calling themselves the ANC in South Africa. That's who runs things there, the "good old boy" clique of the ANC. I expect to get back some B.S. form letter that doesn't say anything, and I usually don't bother writing those twits anymore, but this really aggravates me to death.
The short segment below is by a Canadian woman who has done a whole series on the plight of white farmers in South Africa.
Up against the wall, MSM!