‘One of the things I find fascinating is that may of today’s protestors of this and that have never stopped to examine the world that would result if they had their ‘druthers. A friend was engaged in protesting logging of certain areas of the mountains and building access structures to get to the natural gas. […]
…is apparently negative 160 million pounds or so. I thought these were interesting enough to post and I feel like I need to post occasionally! Via comment by The Tory on Takimag Here is the annual report for the Crown Estate for 2012. Net profits were 240.2 million which all go to Parliament and out […]
Does anybody know what happened to Brittius? He has not posted since July 25 and he usually makes multiple posts daily.
The US Men’s Soccer team has 23 players, 7 of which are dual citizens. These players could chose which country to play for. What are the odds that they chose which country they would play for based on their chances for making the team and that team’s chances in the tournament? The answer below. Five […]
I’ve been diggin’ these crazy cabovers.
Hemispheres Magazine In a flash, one of my captors whipped a sack over my head. I heard the sucking sound of duct tape. He looped a strand around my neck, and then another several times over and around my wrists. It happened so fast that I barely had time to panic. Then my unseen assailant […]
No, I didn’t have a stroke, that’s the name of a village in Wales. According to Wikipedia, it is the longest place name in Europe with 58 characters. Theres even a song to teach you how to pronounce it. Hint: it doesn’t sound like its spelled, but don’t worry, its easy, just sing along!
When I read about it on Takimag, I thought it was satire, but apparently its real. If I, a straight, white, Christian male, ie a homophobe, acccused the gays of this I would be raked across hot coals and have the skin peeled from my bones before being drawn and quartered. But, appareantly, and against […]
Do you want a motorhome and a houseboat, but can’t afford both? Good news!
I was looking at my stats and saw that somebody had read this post from November. I didn’t remember the post, so I went and reread it. I’m kinda clever sometimes!
Anderson Silva‘s career may be over. The fight ends at about the 1:00 mark and replays begin about 2:00.
Check out the grip strength beginning at 4:45
VIA Spec-Ops Medic His Navy Cross citation — reads: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Corporal Clifford M. Wooldridge, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Vehicle Commander, Combined Anti-Armor Platoon White, Weapons Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, […]
A hypothetical fight between UFC welterweight george St Pierre and UFC Middleweight Anderson Silva spawned an experiment by St Pierre’s trainers and what I can only assume is a masochist. Nate Green gained, cut and regained 20lbs in 34 days. The first link has the full write up, here is a briefer link. Here’s the […]
Telegraph A mystery South African man who acted as a sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a “fraud” who simply made “childish hand gestures” for hours as he stood on stage. Deaf groups say the man, who has not yet been identified, made no sense in any language to those relying on him […]
You thought your high school French class was hard
Slush Factory For the purposes of our demonstration, we postulate that any TV show that shares characters with another series is in the same universe as that series. With the help of the guys at the Milestone E-group and their discovery of a wondrous TV crossover website that lists an astonishingly large list of spinoffs […]
State Capitol Buildings and museums are the only chance most of us have to see great architecture from before the modern (and, even worse, post-modern!) styles metastasized. So, to remind everybody that architecture wasn’t always a dirty word, here’s a pictorial post of State Capitol buildings beginning with ours. […]
I’m watching the Tremors marathon on AMC and it it occurs to me that Bert Gummer is the ultimate prepper. He’s moved to a doomstead in the desert, water filtration, his house is off grid with solar power, he’s got plenty of radios, 1000 gallons of gas, air filtration, food stock piled etc. One other […]
There’s a Tremors marathon on AMC beginning at 10:45 am. All four movies in the Tremors franchise back to back!
I just saw a commercial for American Blackout on Nat Geo. It caught my attention because of the drill scheduled for November. From the TV by the Numbers: “On Sunday, October 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the lights will go out. American Blackout, National Geographic Channel’s two-hour, edge-of-your-seat movie event imagines the story of a […]
Oracle team USA won the final race by 44 seconds to complete an 8 race winning streak. Its being called the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history.
Pax Dickenson If you laugh at how stupid internet commenters are but you also believe in democracy, the joke’s on you.
I just cought the end of an America’s Cup race. The boats crossed the line at 40 knots! Apparently, they go FASTER THAN THE WIND! How can a boat go faster than the wind? They use adjustable keels that function as st of a “water sail”. So, in the same way you set a sail […]
The end of an epoch has come to the Russian army. After three hundred years, portyanki are being replaced by socks. Russiapedia Portyanki (singular – portyanka) are two pieces of cloth used by the soldiers in the Soviet and Russian Army instead of socks. The word sprang up from the Portuguese word which means “a […]
This is just some thoughts triggered by these two posts. The first one talks about the need for multiple people to affect survival in a long term grid down scenario. Ishi, the last Yahi, was born and lived his life in the 19th Century California wilderness. He had the skills, but when his last two […]
This Louisiana sonkhole is 24 acres and growing. This 90 foot deep, 200-300- foot wide sinkhole opened up in a Kansas pasture There was the sinkhole that swallowed a man while he was sleeping. His body was not recovered. The perfect roundness of some holes is neat. A golfer fell into an 18 footer and […]
UPDATE: SF Medic is on wordpress, now. Here’s the link. UPDATE: Its now Spec-ops Medic I clicked on sfmedic.blogspot.com and it said the blog has been removed. Anybody know anything?
I was struck by the coolness last evening, and, since I have nothing better to do, I thought I’d tell ya’ll about it. Average temperature for August is 86 degrees in my neck o the woods. So far this month, we’ve only hit 90 thrice and only hit the average six times. We’re not forecast […]
Just got back from OBX and I have decided that I need a 4 wheel drive van. A van gives plenty of space for family and gear, and can pull a boat. A quick google search led me to U-Joint Off Road, an NC company near Asheville. They specialise in making 4X4 conversion kits for […]
Millions of rounds, thousands of rifles, armored vehicles, civilian “no hesitation” targets,patriot/constitutionalist groups and returning vets labelled as possible domestic terrorists, gov supporting al qaeda/muslim brotherhood in the Middle East and North Africa – all in the middle of a push to disarm citizens. I’m no genius, but I think the time for constitution abiding […]
The Blaze Appearing on Fox News Tuesday night, Democratic Strategist Zerlina Maxwell argued that preventing rape should start by simply “telling men not to rape women.” She was arguing against women using guns as a means of self-defense when she made the questionable remarks. —–snip—– “I don’t think that we should be telling women anything,” […]
An Alabama resident has reeled in a 70-pound striped bass that shattered a 54-year-old state record and could land the angler in the book of world records for the heaviest striper ever caught in a landlocked fishery. James R. Bramlett, 65, reeled in the behemoth on the Black Warrior River on Feb. 28.
Bob Owens linked this. Its a cool photo essay of Syrian rebels’ homemade artillery and other weapons including an armored vehicle and a catapult. This is neat, but I doubt the effectiveness of these weapons long term versus a modern military.The skeptic in me can’t help but wonder if these shots are staged for the […]
Via Free NC SHTF School Just quick reminder in this series of posts I write about typical types of survivalists I came across during my time in war. I speak in detail about complete time in my online course. Today is about typical leader who knew how to handle our survival situation during war. He […]
My daughter and my wife want a dog. If anybody has any Plott puppies or knows anybody who does, contact me through this site. My daughter’s birthday is coming up.
I didn’t think I’d hear anything like this coming out of Amsterdam. “Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam’s Labour mayor, has tabled the £810,000 plan to tackle 13,000 complaints of anti-social behaviour every year. He complained that long-term harassment often leads to law abiding tenants, rather than their nuisance neighbours, being driven out. “This is the […]
I don’t like to post other people’s original thoughts in their entirety, I would rather you visit their site. So, here are some excerpts from Bruce Charlton’ s Miscellany: I am now pretty much convinced that average and peak general intelligence (g) has been declining in the West for at least the past 200 years […]
Sandy caused $13 Billion in damage just a few weeks ago and wiped out the dunes that protect Highway 12. Now a system is forming that may bring more flooding to the islands as they try to rebuild. Wunderground has more. Also, WNCT. Island Free Press has an article about Highway maintenance with a slide […]
From the Charlotte Observer: “Lew Ebert, CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, stopped by the Observer editorial board Wednesday to talk about it. Ebert said the unemployment debt — not taxes, not regulations — was the single biggest cloud hovering over the state’s economy. Those other issues can’t really be tackled until state leaders deal with the debt, […]
I have been reading through the history links finding out about all of our state’s symbols. We have an official everything! For instance, you probably won’t be surprised to know that the Scuppernong is our state fruit, but did you know we also have two state berries, red and blue. The official blue berry is […]
From Free North Carolina: Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) — who is “F” rated by Gun Owners of America — is pushing a “hunting” bill that authorizes the Obama administration almost unlimited power to seize private lands for “environmental” purposes. Anti-gun Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled Tester’s bill for a vote, and it will probably […]
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