Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vicious Circle 73 is up

Vicious Circle 73 "Crank of the Ancients". Another long, slow-motion, alcohol-fueled train wreck. 3 1/2 hours of, well, Vicious Circle. Go get you some.

Newbius

Friday, October 29, 2010

New link added

I support the Second Amendment Foundation. I am a Life Member, and I appreciate everything that they do. The Second Amendment Foundation are the people who brought you the Heller and McDonald decisions. They deserve your support. I have added links to their page at both the upper left and bottom right of my blog page. Please click through to their page and lend them your support.

Pax,

Newbius

Note to FTC: I do not receive any compensation from them. I believe in their mission. Do you believe in yours???

(H/T Joe Huffman)

Feelings, and Love

At times our feelings seem like soap bubbles. Pretty and ever-changing, tossed 'bout on the currents of our thoughts. Fragile. Fleeting. Leaving behind nothing but memories of their beauty.


Other times, feelings are like a strong tempest. Angry, blowing about, but again, fleeting and sure to pass.

Love, however, is enduring, strong, secure. Love is like the Lone Cypress, with roots sunk deeply in the rocks, holding fast through the storms. Providing shelter, holding fast through time. Witness to the sunrises over a sleepy land, and sunsets over an ancient sea. The tableau before it changes constantly. The rocks weather. The mist blows through. Yet, this tree stands firm, no matter what the world presents to it.



Be like the tree in your relationships...

Pax,

Newbius

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences are the People's real-world reactions to the political acts of a ruling class. A ruling class whose sources of credibility are based on the fantasy-world thinking of ivory-tower intellectuals and policy elites.

In other words, the Marketplace of Ideas has a reality component attached, whether acknowledged or ignored. Rational Self-interest trumps Theoretical indulgence every time.

And, when elections are stolen, I still get to vote...

Pax,

Newbius

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Electoral Pessimism

Yes, I am pessimistic about the integrity of our elections. I am angry about the level of fraud employed to disenfranchise the lawful electorate. Yet, I still predict that the outcome will be R+77 in the House and R+10 in the Senate, with the House vote at 53.9%. We shall see...

Pax,

Newbius

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Election predictions

Not now, from the past. I got it right HERE when I said that "either Obama has them all fooled, or the electorate will wake up". He had them all fooled.

I advocated that people vote for Liberty, HERE.

Then I noted that Liberty lost, HERE.

It is now 2 years later. The truth about the Democratic Party has been exposed. Now the question remains, will there be a big enough turnout to overcome the 'margin of fraud' and the partisan hacks doing the counting?

Here's hoping...

Newbius

Election Fraud?

Someone please explain to me how ALL of the 'errors', 'mistakes', 'glitches', and 'calibration issues' with early voting resulted in default ballots that favored a Democratic Party candidate? Once is a fluke. Twice is coincidence. Three or more times? That is enemy action. It is almost as if the Secretaries of State, and the Voting Commissions in these areas are all plants of George Soros and Harry Reid.

What's that? They are? Oh...

The adage is proving true:
"You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how."
I posted a little while ago (HERE) about what I felt the mood of the people was. I postulated that WHEN the vote fraud (not if) and election stealing comes to light, that the people are going to be more than a little pissed. The incident in Kentucky last night is just the tip of the iceberg. Throw a vengeful 'Lame Duck' session into the mix where the Dims are going to ram through everything else that they want done, and this powder keg is going to go up.

Keep your head down and make sure you are prepared. This is going to get bumpy

Newbius
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Monday, October 25, 2010

BTOH

BToH - The Brown Truck of Happiness  So named because it brings all kinds of wonderful things right to my doorstep.  Today's case in point:
A case of Federal Gold Medal Match .308 Winchester 168 grain BTHP rounds, purchased from Glen's Army Navy Store.

This is the stuff that my rifle REALLY LIKES:

Pax,

Newbius

Second Rate Lives

The eternal battle is waged by the forces of good against the forces of evil.  To deny that evil exists is naive.  To deny that evil is manifest on this earth to work its will is also naive. 

Those who live their lives in pursuit of the highest and best that their efforts can achieve, as homage to the highest and best that is in others, they are the people that I want to be with.  Those are the people with whom I want to deal, value for value.

Those who attempt to shackle the achievements of another in chains of servitude, for 'the greater good', are merely second-rate parasites, living second-rate lives, at the expense of a host more noble than they.  They will be shaken off like fleas from a dog.  Good riddance.

Lord Acton got it right.  So did Ayn Rand.  A life lived in pursuit of power over other men is a life in pursuit of evil, and is the mark of a second-rater.  You politicians would do well to remember this.  Karma is a retributive bitch when angered.  And right now, she is looking a little peeved.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Show your ID

Why is it that I can't cash a check, drive a car, or purchase ammunition without showing ID, yet the Dim-o-cRats want to eliminate the requirement to show identification when VOTING?  Is it because forcing voters to show ID reduces or eliminates the instances of VOTER FRAUD?

If you have to depend upon the Margin of Fraud to steal win your elections, perhaps your ideas are not worth supporting in the first place.  Just saying...

Newbius Party Platform

With all the Hoo-Ha going on about how 'extreme' the Tea Party candidates are, I thought it would be fun to present the foundation of the Newbius Party Platform.  If you think the Tea Partiers are extreme, read on:

Economic Development:
Eliminate Corporate Income Taxes.  Corporations don't pay income taxes, they shift the burden onto their customers and shareholders.  Bring business back to our shores by providing them an economic incentive to base here.

Abolish the Minimum Wage.  Entry-level work is not designed to feed your family.  It is designed to allow entry-level workers and those of low skill to learn a trade and move up.  If you want to reduce unemployment, lower the bar to entry for the chronically underemployed (primarily young people and minorities) and let companies pay what a job is worth.  If the pay is too low, people won't take the job.  Let the market do the job of solving the unemployment problem.

Reduce or Eliminate Unemployment Insurance.  With apologies to my friends on the unemployment rolls...I know that this is a hard one.  When I was unable to work in my preferred field, I moved, and got something to do in order to pay my bills.  2 years of benefits is an unreasonable amount of time to expect the taxpayers to support you for.

Eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency, The Department of Energy, and the Department of Commerce.  Eliminate the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture.  Yes, this means that programs currently being administered by these agencies will go away, including the ability to regulate CO2, gasoline blends, fertilizer content, and food stamps.  It will also eliminate the inefficient, expensive, and ineffective drug approval programs for pharmaceuticals.  It will eliminate the ability to propagandize about food pyramids, fat contents, menu disclosures, and table salt.  Eat your fricken vegetables with your steak and shut up already.

Entitlements:
Eliminate Social Security and Medicare.  Anybody currently receiving benefits would continue to receive them.  No new beneficiaries will be accepted into the program.

Eliminate Government-funded Welfare  Yep.  Charity is not a government function.  The only thing that Welfare has done is destroy true charity in the United States and create a permanent underclass of people for whom welfare is a way of life. This must end.

Once these two things have been accomplished, Eliminate the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Social Security Administration, and eliminate the accompanying taxes that they collect.  It should go without saying that this would include a complete repeal of ObamaCare and Medicare Part D (BushPills).

Foreign and Domestic Policy:
Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan (and any other place where we are playing world policeman).  If we are at war with them, win it.  Kick their asses, break their shit, make their women cry, and make them think twice about ever messing with us.  Then, go home.  If we are there to show the flag, deliver humanitarian aid, nation-build, or generally fuck around with do-gooder crap, pull out.  While we are at it, the same goes for Europe, Korea, and Japan.  If we are there to protect our national interests, fine.  If we are there because we never won the fight and are still in a cease-fire (Korea), then either finish the job, or make the nation we are protecting take on the duty of protecting their own borders.  South Korea is not some backwards banana republic with no economy or ability to defend themselves.  They are an economic powerhouse in the region and should assume the responsibility of border protection.

Withdraw from the United Nations.  Seriously.  These people use our own money to spread hatred of us.  Why should Eritrea, Iran, Lichtenstein, Cuba, Russia, China, Venezuela, Argentina, etc. have any say-so over our foreign policy?  The thugs in the Blue Helmets are the perpetrators of a lot of the rapes and ethnic cleansing going on right now in Africa.  And, we want to be a part of this...why?

Seal our borders and enforce immigration policy.  Ever wonder why we have a demand for illegal workers in the US who will work for below minimum wage?  The economic benefits to companies for doing so outweighs the cost to them for penalties and fines.  Fix this imbalance, solve some of the problem.  Deport all illegal immigrants (and their children-they are not 'natural-born citizens' and birthright citizenship is not Constitutional), and prosecute the 'coyotes' who smuggle humans and drugs across our borders.  Until the fence is built, take some of the troops (or National Guard) who are abroad and deploy them along our border with orders to shoot invaders.  Yes, shoot invaders.  Do you deny that we are being invaded from the south?  What would you call it then?  How long would it take for the word to get out that invading the USA is potentially a fatal mistake?  We cannot even begin to be taken seriously until we harden our border policy.  'Catch and Release' enforcement has only gotten us 30 MILLION illegal residents in a country of roughly 300 million.  1 out of 10.  If you think that this is harsh, check out the actual conditions these invaders face, especially the women, when coming across.  Ever heard of a 'rape tree'?

Eliminate the War on (Some) Drugs.  We tried Prohibition once.  It is an utter failure and is predominantly enforced against the minority underclass.  Why are we enriching the Zetas and the other drug cartels in Mexico along with the entire corrupt Mexican political class (and our own)?

Repeal GCA68, NFA34, FOPA86 and abolish the BATFE.  The Second Amendment means what it says and these laws are not Constitutional, and are violations of basic human rights. 

Eliminate all non-military foreign Aid

Remove the moratoriums on the development of our natural resources.

Privatize Federal Lands

Institute a flat income tax.  Everybody pays 10%.  No deductions.  No taxes on savings, investments, or pension income.  These have already been taxed once.  No cap or floor on taxable earnings, and no rate progression.  Earn $100, pay $10.  Earn $1,000,000, pay $100,000.  That sounds like fairness to me.  Oh, eliminate the Capital Gains Tax.  Abolish it entirely.  It is a drag on capital formation and stifles industry.  Abolish the Estate Tax.  Allow the family General Store on the corner to stay in the family, or the farm, or the house in California, or the two toothpicks that Uncle Crazy used all his life.  Get the damned government's grubby, greedy tax agents out of the funeral home.

So, this is the beginnings of the Newbius Party platform.  It is 'extreme', 'crazy', and 'unworkable', if you expect Uncle Sugar to manage your life for you, or to steal for you, or to coddle you from cradle-to-grave.  Our government has a founding charter in our Constitution.  That document defines the limits of Federal power and itemizes the proper functions of the .GOV.  Anything beyond that is the purview of the States, or of the People.  Most people talk about the Federal Budget as if it is impossible to rein in spending; as if 'non-discretionary' spending is truly that.  It isn't.  The bloated budget is an outgrowth of the bloated governments' expansion far beyond the proper role of a capitalist republic.  If you desire to live in a socialist utopia, move to Europe.

Do not attempt to enslave me with your vote.  You won't like the outcome when I, and people like me, decide that we have had enough of the chains.

Newbius
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Do Want

I love my rifle.  It is fun and easy to shoot, and is adequately accurate.  There is one little thing about it that I wish were improved and that is the butt stock.  My rifle has a standard A2 butt stock, and for me the length of pull is a little short and makes the eye relief on the scope difficult to master at some magnifications.

Here is the solution: MagPul PRS 308 Gen 2

I think that this, along with an Accu-Shot Monopod should do nicely to fix the problem.  Then, I will be finished with the upgrades, at least until I am able to afford the really nice optics that have been infiltrating my dreams lately...

Pax,

Newbius

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Whither the 3rd Amendment?

The Text:
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The purpose was to Constitutionally prevent the then-common practice of bankrupting the citizenry by quartering troops in their houses and forcing their direct support upon the homeowners. In times of war or peace this is a tremendous burden for a family to bear, and forced the family to suffer privation by implied threat of the force of arms.

The corresponding grievances in the Declaration of Independence were:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
In my opinion, these grievances should be considered under this as well:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

I wonder if the Scholars among us can make a case for rampant bureaucracy and the application of foreign laws in our jurisprudence as being in violation of the Constitutional limits imposed under the 3rd Amendment. While we are not directly supporting Troops in our homes, there is ample evidence to support the theory that the "multitude of New Offices" with their "swarms of Officers" do indeed "harass our People and eat out their substance"; and, they do so under implied threat of Force of Arms.

Don't believe me? Try and resist... After the State's thugs murder you, your heirs will get to watch a mock trial protecting the thug from punishment, "Only Ones" style.

Pax,

Newbius

Blogroll update

My Buddy the Gun Enthusiast (AKA "The Millermeister") is added as well. Thank you for reminding me. I really enjoyed meeting you. Anybody who can put up with T-Bolt for hours on end in the car deserves some recognition. ;)

Pax,

Newbius

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blogroll Updates

Adding THOTpd and Cueball to the Blog list, and Og, the Neanderpundit to the "Pundits" list. Welcome!

Newbius

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

QOTD: John Marshall

Today's Quote of the Day comes to us courtesy of the Cornell Law Library's online repository of court cases:
The question whether an act repugnant to the Constitution can become the law of the land is a question deeply interesting to the United States, but, happily, not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognise certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established, to decide it.

That the people have an original right to establish for their future government such principles as, in their opinion, shall most conduce to their own happiness is the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected. The exercise of this original right is a very great exertion; nor can it nor ought it to be frequently repeated. The principles, therefore, so established are deemed fundamental. And as the authority from which they proceed, is supreme, and can seldom act, they are designed to be permanent.

This original and supreme will organizes the government and assigns to different departments their respective powers. It may either stop here or establish certain limits not to be transcended by those departments.

The Government of the United States is of the latter description. The powers of the Legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken or forgotten, the Constitution is written. To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing, if these limits may at any time be passed by those intended to be restrained? The distinction between a government with limited and unlimited powers is abolished if those limits do not confine the persons on whom they are imposed, and if acts prohibited and acts allowed are of equal obligation. It is a proposition too plain to be contested that the Constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it, or that the Legislature may alter the Constitution by an ordinary act.

Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The Constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it.

If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law; if the latter part be true, then written Constitutions are absurd attempts on the part of the people to limit a power in its own nature illimitable.

Certainly all those who have framed written Constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be that an act of the Legislature repugnant to the Constitution is void.
Chief Justice John Marshall, in delivering the opinion in Marbury v. Madison


Our Constitution is the fundamental founding document of our Government. It has specific and defined limits of authority assigned to each branch of our Government. It has proscribed areas in which the Government may not meddle. Any actor or agent of the Government who attempts to usurp power not given them through the Constitution is an outlaw. Any person who attempts to enforce laws which are repugnant to the Constitution is an outlaw and a criminal, is violating their Oath of Office, and should be defended against as such. This is one of the reasons that the Statists try so hard to nominate people to the courts who have an elastic view of what is Constitutional. If they twist the plain meaning of the plain text, if they torture the words enough, perhaps anything they can then dream up will be deemed as acceptable to the Constitution.

When I was in high school, our civics class covered the Constitution, including the Marbury v. Madison case. Do they still do so? I would bet not. It interferes with the teaching that the State is supreme...

Newbius

Monday, October 18, 2010

Best Gun for a Woman?

Breda asks the question. I think the answer is "Whatever she will shoot".

In Breda's case, this is just about anything (once). But, her real love is rifles. In her post "zen of the rifle", she eloquently describes the mental aspects necessary to master the rifle. So, when she posted that her favorite gun of the day at the North Coast Blog Meet was my DPMS LR-308 rifle, I was blown away.



Thank you, Breda. I am honored. Let's do it again some time.

Pax,

Newbius

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I had a very strange dream

I cannot describe the events, but the images were pretty vivid.

The images were Steve Gibson, Angelo Mozilo, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Yassir Afifi, John Allen Muhammad, Lee Boyd Malvo, and Nemesis (Adrasteia).

Like I said, strange. I wonder if there is a message in there somewhere. I am not sure I want to find out...

Pax,

Newbius

Day by Day for today

PLEASE READ IT. Click the panel on the sidebar, or go HERE.

Do you understand yet?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Digital clocks, kids, and our analog world

Or, why kids today don't read analog clocks.

I was having a discussion recently with a friend about age differences and cultural frames of reference. The discussion was in reference to relationships, but touched on something interesting. Namely, that today's youth don't read analog clocks. In many cases, they CAN'T read them-having never been taught how.

This is shameful. Not only is it an indictment of our educational system (and parents' willingness to take charge of their kids' education), it also exposes a lack of mental flexibility in our youth.

Does this mean that our youth are dumb? Hardly. The fact that we have to teach them how to read an analog clock exposes a difference in our cultural frames of reference. We, of a slightly older generation, see digital clocks as shorthand. They have meaning to us because we understand the flow of time. We were raised using analog representations of an analog world. Yet, if you asked today's youth how many clocks they have within ten feet of them, they would likely answer somewhere between 4 and 7 with a very high likelihood that NONE of them are analog.

They have their computers, iPods, clock radios, cameras, cell phones, and digital wristwatches, but have no concept of time. They have only ever had instantaneous representations of time RIGHT NOW, with little concept of the flow. We have given them the facts but have forsaken the underlying knowledge of the flow for the precision of the moment.

Think about that for a second. We, who have been raised with sweep second hands on our analog wristwatches, and who have had the calming metronomic sound of the grandfather clock somewhere pulsing out the seconds of the day, understand the flow of time and its impact on our life's rhythm. We still have the ability to understand that an hour of time is about fifteen degrees of the sun's movement. We can look at an analog clock and quickly discern that it is 15 minutes to the top of the hour, without having to do the math. We can still read something that not only gives us"right now", it also shows us the relationship to another "when" with no additional conscious thought required.

Time is the measure of our lives. It is a shame that we have taught our children that instantaneous precision is more important than elegance in thought. Sometimes it takes a less precise representation of something to convey the true meaning of a thing. Sometimes relativism is more important than precision.

Think about that.

Pax,

Newbius

Friday, October 15, 2010

State returns baby to parents in Oath Keepers case

Article at WorldNetDaily

Good job Stewart!

Newbius

Blood in the streets?

That is always the rallying cry of the gun grabbers. That failure to restrict gun rights will result in "blood in the streets". Thankfully, history proves them wrong time after time.

So why bring it up?

Well, because the other time there is blood in the streets is when there is massive civil unrest. The last time it happened with any regularity was when the radicals from the 1960s tried to overthrow the capitalist, republican, form of government in order to institute a Marxist socialist state. They failed then.

Now, those same 1960s radicals are the ones in power. They are usurping the levers of power in the US in order to institute a Marxist socialist state. Now, the radicals are the ones who want to roll back Leviathan and re-institute a capitalist, republican, form of government.

Since the socialists control the power structure, and also the means to count the vote totals in the upcoming election, I expect that there will be shock and disbelief at the reported outcome of the elections. Because there will be a cognitive disconnect with what the voters did, and what the states report. I fully expect that the massive voter fraud, voter intimidation, "found ballots", and reported vote totals exceeding actual registered voters in the precincts to be the catalyst for something that the elites will not have anticipated.

Blood in the streets.

All of the recent polling suggests that the drubbing that the Democratic Party is going to take will be epic in proportion. Yet, the people like ObeyMe, Pelosi, and Reid act as if there is nothing to fear. They act like they have it covered. They act as if the results are already pre-ordered for a specific outcome. They act like guys like Rasmussen don't know what they are talking about. They act like they have rigged the game. In the same way that Stalin rigged the game.

Look, I am not advocating that anybody take up arms on November 3rd. Far from it. I caution against it, and only advocate defensive use. But, our nation has been stolen from us, and someone is going to be pissed off on 11/3 when the frauds come to light. Be ready.

Pax,

Newbius

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Random Thoughts, People of the Gun

What really happens during a blogmeet or blogshoot?

Think about this, if you have attended one (or even if you have not).

We are a people, defined by a love of an object which, in itself, defines personal freedom and responsibility. We will, on very short notice, drive hundreds of miles to be with other people of our kind. Who, on little to no notice, are willing to extend the bounds of hospitality to us, and welcome us into their lives and homes as family.

Little introduction is necessary if you are a Person of the Gun...If you are friends of the People of the Gun. Usually, that is enough.

This past weekend, I met some amazing people. I reunited with some friends, put faces to the names of people that I have been speaking to daily for months, and got introduced to friends of friends. The only common bond between us is our love of firearms. We are all from different backgrounds, and lifestyles, and cultures. Yet, we are all bound through the love of this thing to also be brothers and sisters of a very tight family.

I think that the "anti" crowd completely fails to understand this.

We, who are diverse, are united by objects which symbolize Freedom, Liberty, and the essence of the American Ideal. We are giving, loving, sharing people who revel in indulging our newly-discovered compatriots by giving them our stuff to enjoy. Seriously. This past weekend, people whom I had only recently met face to face were offering to me the chance to shoot their guns and ammunition to my heart's content. For nothing but the joy of seeing the smile on my face when I finished. Cost be damned (and the cost can be considerable).

I loved offering my handguns and rifles to my new friends and encouraging them to shoot, and experience the joy that is a fine piece of equipment functioning properly and giving pleasure in a task completed well.

Think about this. We, who are advocates for Liberty, enjoy spreading the joy of shooting to others. In hopes that they would also derive the same joy that we feel. In hopes that they would celebrate a truly American past-time: Shooting, for pleasure.

This past weekend, I had an amazing time with amazing people. Heath and Amanda, Les, Marty, Chris, Adam, Jay, Miss B, Destiny, Van, Chuck, Jack, Mike, David, and everybody else who attended. You people are truly great. You are the reason why this idea called America will survive. Because, you are celebrants of that gift known as Liberty. And, you are People of the Gun.

Pax,

Newbius

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More obfuscation from Japete

Since Reasoned Discourse breaks out regularly on her blog, I am cross-posting my comment here:

Japete says "Instead of reassuring me, I am more concerned than ever that any efforts to stem the tide of gun violence will be met with fierce ,and maybe even armed resistance."


Perhaps if you focused on the criminals, instead of the tools, you would be met with open arms.

I will not equivocate on this issue. Your attempts to obfuscate and dance around the subject of civilian disarmament (which is all that this dance is about) will not dissuade me from my right to self-defense using the best tools available for the task. However, to your point above: If, by trying to "stem the tide of gun violence" you intend to attempt to disarm me, my friends, or my family, you can count on fierce armed resistance. Is that clear enough?

Newbius
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Down, ill

Had a molar abcess. Currently in bed taking massive doses of antibiotics and painkillers. I gave Thor back his hammer...after he hit me in the face with it. I hope to be up and running again in another day.

At least Monster Hunter Vendetta finally arrived. I might be able to read some of it when my eyes focus again. In the meantime, read the people on the sidebar.

Pax,

Newbius

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Celebrate Nature!

On 10/10/10, celebrate nature:
(Click to embiggen)

10-10-10

So, this weekend I did my best to celebrate 10-10-10 in proper style. First, I drove 450 miles, solo (no carpooling), at speeds regularly faster than the posted limit.

Next, I participated in rapid, sequential, combustion events using chemicals designed to propel toxic metals at high rates of speed. And, I encouraged others to do the same. Using TOOLS:

I littered the ground with bits of plastic and lead, and caused the wasting of copious amounts of precious water. I followed this heresy with a dramatic failure to recycle in the hippie-approved appropriate fashion:

After this tragedy, I believe that I have firmly established my "daily carbon emission" baseline, which I hope to exceed regularly. Then I drove another 450 miles home.

I hope your weekend was as fun...

Pax,

Newbius

Yes, the rifle is adequate

Last year I built up a DMPS LR-308. It shot fairly well, and I have been pretty pleased with it. Recently, I adjusted the scope in the rings to true up the reticle with the plane of the receiver top.

Up until yesterday, I had not had a chance to check the zero.

At the North Coast Blogger Shoot, I finally got a chance to check the zero before turning people loose with it. So, here is the 5-shot group testing the zero. Shot number 4 was a called "flyer" that I jerked the trigger on. Even so...:


With Quarter:


At the end of the day, I still had a blank target, so I shot a 10 shot group. By this time, we had a variable breeze blowing from the right at 5-10 mph. Here is that group:
I'd say that was adequate. ;)

Oh, and I think that JayG might have a picture of the "World's Most Dangerous Librarian" making smiley faces with it from 100yds. Hopefully he will post them soon.

Pax,

Newbius

Back from Ohio

No zombies survived. Several hippies were seen wandering aimlessly down Main Street this morning sobbing about the harm Gaia suffered on Saturday. Sarah Brady is still crying...

I drove 920 miles at an average speed of 60mph (including around town), and got 31 MPG. I do love my car.

The rifle will still put 10 shots into less than an inch at 100 yards...and that is WITH the flyers. :)

More later, as dinner is on the table and I am hungry from the drive.

Pax,

Newbius

Friday, October 8, 2010

Zombies?

Heading out on a RoMERO mission of my own. Might report from the field. Might not. Personal Kinetic Solutions are on board...

Have a great weekend. I will.

Pax,

Newbius

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A dichotomy?

An interesting dichotomy showed up in the reports today. The first is that spending by the middle class is through the floor. Next, wages have fallen in actual dollars (New York, in this example). Usually, this results in the price of goods and services to go down as a result of Supply and Demand (market forces).

However, the most recent reports are that prices are actually going up. In the case of commodities, the prices are sharply up. Oil and Gas, Wheat, Corn, Pork Bellies (Bacon) are all up between 7% and 37% in recent months. Is this a dichotomy? Maybe. Maybe it is not supply and demand that is driving the prices of commodities right now.

Karl Denninger points out that the currency is being devalued at a rate (compared to commodities) >200% annually right now. For all goods and services which trade in Dollars, this means that it takes more of them to purchase the same value of goods in real trade terms. So, while your wages are going down in actual dollars, and your taxes are going up as a percentage of wages earned, your ability to purchase goods and services is being cut drastically by the Fed and their policies.

Recent stimulus acts pumped more than a TRILLION DOLLARS into the economy, with no immediate effect on inflation. The underlying reason for this was that the bulk of it went to prop up reserves at the banks (to prevent nationwide bank failures) and to cover the losses due to fraud in the mortgage industry. The Government helped their cronies in the banking industry (the Banksters) hide the true breadth of their fraudulent activities to prevent massive civil (un-civil?) disruptions by the general public.

Now those Billions upon Billions are starting to make it out to the market. Meaning that the flow of currency in the market is accelerating and we are seeing the start of massive inflation in commodities prices. Right now, the US Dollar is the world's reserve currency. What do you think the outcome will be globally when the reserve currency begins to rapidly inflate?
"...and I beheld a black horse; and he that sat upon it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice...say, "a measure of wheat for a day's wages, and three measures of barley for a day's wages, but do not damage the oil and the wine""REV 6:6
Famine, perhaps? Or worse?

This nation is divided right now, more so than ever before. We are a nation of the Ruling Class on one side, and everybody else on the other. Those people of the ruling class depend upon your willingness to continue being fleeced by them. Everybody who is a member of the ruling class, and the bureaucracies that support them, depends on you to keep them fed. You keep them fed, sometimes at the expense of your ability to feed your own family, because you are law-abiding. For now.

Think about that. Then, Vote in November. Reverse this trend before it destroys our Country, if it hasn't done so already.

Pax,

Newbius

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Good Weekend

Friday: Did homemade pizza for the kids and their friends. Played some games. Had good conversation. Good food, good music, good times.

Saturday: Had a relaxing morning doing minor repairs on the car, then board games followed by dinner out for my daughter. Got a surprise visit from a very special friend of my son's.

Sunday: Church service, then more games with the kids. Prepped some frozen pizzas for college, and then taught an adult class at church. Got the kids sent back to college with clean clothes and some homemade goodies.

Now? Just chilling with a Cuervo Gold on the rocks, snuggled with my honey.

This was a very good weekend.

I hope yours was, as well. :)

Pax,

Newbius