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Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Wednesday 11 Sep 2013, 09:27
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Hard to believe it was only twelve years ago. Beautiful place for a sad reason. So many people, older with their wisdom, my generation, and those born after me. Some barley saw what life was about.

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Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control
Saturday 20 Jul 2013, 01:28
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The anti-gun crowd doesn’t want “compromise.” They want confiscation and control

That a good read on why us gun rights advocates have given up on compromise. Hopefully this sends a local cartoonist in yo a tizzy.

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Dryer and roof problems
Sunday 9 Jun 2013, 07:00
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This is the current state of our dryer. I can’t complain. For buying both washer and dryer for $100 used, the old belt failing is not bad at all. I expected more dirt and lit inside. There is a plastic pulley like thing that went somewhere I cannot identify. The heater and motor work fine. The tensioner is a glider type on this one instead of a pulley. The drum wheels look good and seem to turn fine. There is not much to these things. Remove the top, then remove the front. Step by step instructions is a good one. I didn’t bother with looking until I had torn it apart. Now to see about a belt.

The roof started leaking, so I called around. One didn’t return calls, the other would be out next week. Bought two tubes of the sealer stuff, borrowed a ladder, and reluctantly got up. I do not like heights. Found out around some of the vents we not sealed properly. Sigh. Saves $75 deductible. The roofers can tell me how much longer the roof will last, and give quotes on a new one.

I find it enjoyable of sorts to fix things. I just wish for more time to do all the things I need to do. My advice is to get out of your comfort zone and fix what you can. You will save money in the long run.

Update: belt part plus 2nd day ship was just over $40. With help from my wife, the dryer is put back together, and seems to work fine. I would love to own a higher efficiency model though.

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It is not our vision, so it must die E-W rail
Friday 29 Mar 2013, 03:19
Filed under: Humboldt, Railroad, Uncategorized

So Hank is once again on his rant on stopping something he does not support. IE East West Rail At least if the study gets stopped, he can continue to say any number for the cost and be right. Ignorance is bliss for hank and others. The idea the general population wants to find out real dollars makes his group mad with fury and scared his money generated by popular topics with his obtrusive ads will be reduced. He thinks he is entitled to this ad revenue and is why he took my blog off the Humboldt Blogs list. He did not like me using and advocating ad blocking software.

So make him mad, help find out the truth by supporting at least the study of the East West Rail and use ad blocking software.

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40 Rounds, 40 Kills
Saturday 12 Jan 2013, 01:50
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“What makes the green grass grow?”

“Blood, blood, bright red blood makes the green grass grow, Drill Sargent!”

Such was part of my Basic Training. I memorized the serial numbers of my M16A2′s. Then years I was in, and likely over a thousand rounds I shot, not one in anger, nor anybody killed. This is despite many deployments. I am glad of that. The M16 use 5.56mm ammo and can use .223 ammo. The A2 version has a three round burst. The A1 version was not used by most soldiers in my time. The A1 version had full automatic. The reason they moved to the A2 was to conserve ammo. In Vietnam, soldier got scared, put it on full auto, and emptied there magazines in  to the brush, hitting only ghosts. If I wanted to take my weapon to the range to practice, I was told to buy .223 long ammo. We were always cleaning the weapons. The good thing about the M16 is it uses cheap ammo, and is US made. The bad is it jams easy. A less prone to jamming is the AK weapons. I can still field strip the M16, though they are easy. The basic load for soldier is 210 rounds, or seven 30 round magazines. A perfect score on the rifle range is 40 “kills” on torso shaped targets, using 40 rounds.

In typical knee-jerk fashion, people spout things off.

“who needs 500 round magazines?” I have never seen a 500 round mag. Have you tried holding up that much ammo, even if it is small caliber?

“Three states banned the .223 for hunting.” Only because the .223 is a bit on the small side to effectively kill large game. Though that was never tested.

“Ban the .233 ammo, it is only used in assault rifles.” Actually, it is the most popular round in the US. There is a shortage on it right now because of the talk of gun control.

“Assault rifles are made to kill at a distance.” All guns are made to kill at a distance. Some are for game(animals), some for Geneva class 1 humans, other for criminals.

The larger the caliber, the more force it can impart on a target, and longer distance the bullet will travel. A magazine is just a box with a spring or two to push the ammo towards the gun. A clip holds the ammo from the manufacture for orderly, and fast loading in to magazine.

With that out of the way, gun bans do not work. Case in point, Sandy Hook, Ct. The idiot and coward who slaughtered all those children and adults, was too young to carry a gun. It is illegal to murder. Connecticut has gun control in place, including assault weapons ban. Things are still a bit murky. However he planned that horrendous act, murdered his own Mother, destroyed his computer hard drive to the point of unable to retrieve info off it, drove to the school, and slaughtered those people.

Despite only one legal place to buy guns in all of Mexico, thousands die from guns. Mexico is very strict about guns and ammo. Do not get caught even bringing ammo in to their country.

New York, Chicago, D.C., all have bans, yet they still have gun problems. Harvard did a study which showed banning does not work. Russia banned guns long ago, and has a higher rate of murder by guns than the US.

At airports we have cameras that determine suspicious behavior, why cannot we have these at our schools? Why isn’t out mental health system better? What is causing so many mental health problems?

The problem with gun control, is the stupid, insane, and criminals do not follow it. However our law abiding citizens are negativity affected. With the speed of information flows now, machining, and 3d-printing a gun ban is ineffective anyhow.

We cannot prevent another one from happening. That was a lie you were told.

Thompson, D-St. Helena, a hunter and gun owner, was appointed chairman of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.

He opened the public forum by declaring that it is “not a hearing on the Second Amendment” and noting that there is “no magic wand that can be waved” to prevent another such tragedy.

 

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Recommending Adblocker Plus for Firefox
Thursday 18 Oct 2012, 07:34
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It gets rid of all those ads, making your browsing experience much faster, smoother, and less memory used.

It works on Times-Standard, Lost Coast Outpost, Facebook, and Yahoo to name a few. Suggested donation is $5. The bonus is the horrendously obtrusive ads on Lost Coast Outpost no longer cover recent comment block on the right-hand side. Best of all it makes Hank Sims really mad. Then you run in to one of the many unwritten rules of what blogs make it on to the Humboldt blog roll.



208.90.214.46
Tuesday 16 Oct 2012, 12:28
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I do not care what you have to say 208.90.214.46. Whois 208.90.214.46. You added nothing to the discussion, and NCJ says free speech only applies to government. MB?

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Mitt Romney wins night
Wednesday 14 Mar 2012, 09:20
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By six delegates or so. Or wins two of four races last night.

With CNN showing a difference of three and six percent for the two southern sates, did the win really matter? For the delegate count it did not count for much. For keeping Santorum going it did.

I will not vote for Santorum.

How Mitt Romney Still Won the Night

Then you can go with insightful headline such as

Mitt’s Big Owie!

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NCRA Board Meeting Cancellation
Thursday 8 Mar 2012, 12:19
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Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Heather Lindsteadt” <ncra.heather>
Date: March 8, 2012 11:12:42 AM PST
To: “‘Heather Lindsteadt’” <ncra.heather>
Subject: NCRA Board Meeting Cancellation

NCRA NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION MARCH 2012.pdf

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Merry Christmas
Sunday 25 Dec 2011, 09:55
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Enjoy yourselves if you can. I wish those who have to work, our armed forces, and the less fortunate the best. May your burdens be lightened.




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