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Guns and more by Jack on Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:04 pm
Did some range work today - getting the groups at 7 yds tightened up. Progress continues.

Right now I'm working with a .22 and neck shots, so accuracy is key.

The question is - big dots or regular sites? The big dots encourage speed, which is useful for the weapon. However, the downside is a loss of precision. Smaller dots on the front site permit precision shots at a distance, but deprive one of the enhanced speed offered by the big dot on the front site. Decisions, decisions.

More ammo is available. Has everyone stocked up, or is this the eye of the hurricane before more motivated buying? I suspect we'll see a more dangerous social environment as the economy tightens. The news reported three males who attempted to rob two young teens. They took their skateboards, and when the teens revealed they had no money, the thugs beat them. All this during a period when things are still fairly pleasant.

Will society go feral? I suspect so.

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If AGW is a hoax, by wisconsin_cur on Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:41 pm
we will all, after a fashion, be worse off.

It has long been my contention that homo sapien will respond to a return to the steel grip of scarcity by turning on one another: nation against nation, tribe against tribe, a father against his son, daughters against their mothers. This may be unavoidable but we each have an individual interest in seeing this manifestation of scarcity postponed as long as possible.

While there are thing that an individual or family can do to insulate themselves from the social cannibalism to come, no one is truly safe. The greater the distance between the breakdown in civility and the new equilibrium which will emerge the greater our exposure to risk. We will be thrust into a game of Russian Roulette. We are fools if we think we want to play any longer than forced to.

If anthropological global warming turns out to be a fatally flawed premise we can expect the forces of anti-intellectualism to strengthen their hand and it will...

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exhaustion, stress and falling apart by strider3700 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:53 am
At the beginning of the year I started working out. I'm in far better shape then I was before that and it's made a lot of things easier. I have recently been working my ass off. For the past week or so I'm going basically non stop and averaging 5 hours of sleep a night.

The first couple of days I was fine, maybe a little slow to react. The next few days I was moody and maybe a little slow. I also looked like crap but that's nothing new ;)

Coffee was my god and so long as it was flowing I could continue the day job, the night job and the prepwork in between.

Today though things are starting to fall apart. I bought the same thing twice off of ebay an hour apart not remembering that I had already bought it. I was playing with the kids and didn't realize 3 hours had gone by so dinner wasn't even thought about 30 minutes after it should have been on the table. I found out someone broke...

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A Personal Reflection on Conceal Carry by wisconsin_cur on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:23 am
On November 1, 2011 the citizens of Wisconsin will be able to apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon and I am glad. I have no intention of carrying on a regular basis, at least not initially, but I do think that I will attend the class and apply for the license. Moreover, I think I can even convince my wife to attend and get her own license as well. I want to contribute to the movement that made conceal carry legal in this state because I believe in the right of people to legally carry; even if, in the end, I decide to never carry myself. This path is not without personal risk though, admittedly, a very personal kind of risk.

I can see myself carrying in some specific situations, mostly involving the possibility of bear or badger at some seculded apiary. This may, however, change with on-going training, personal evolution and world events. I would be very surprised to see my wife ever carry and I would have reservations about her doing so. Her instincts are rather passive...

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Global Warming - Yikes by Jack on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:22 pm
Yikes. Just watching the local news...remarkably high temperatures across Texas. There was a discussion of heat bursts, with a NIGHT TIME increase from 85 to 102 at 12:22 AM in Kansas City.


Cid's right. We're not ready for global warming and it's hitting now and hitting hard.

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