CAVEAT: THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT.
REQUISITE BLOG DISCLAIMER: Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be long country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. Any products, places, and / or whatnots that I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Presidential Pardons, or any flavor of sexual favors for doing any review.
EU TRACKING COOKIE NOTICE: Our Lord and Savior, The Almighty Gooooogley, bakes those scrumptious cookies and whenever The Almighty Gooooogley cooks something up it means everything related is for sale; it is possible that some of you good souls could be sold-out. The author of this blog sincerely appreciates the many visitors from inside and outside of the USA and feels obligated to mention that YOUR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS (and / or employers) MAY KNOW THAT YOU WERE HERE and they may not approve of you perusing the blog entries regarding GUNS ... KNIVES ... SELF-DEFENSE ... CORRUPT POLITICIANS ... SELF-SERVING ROGUE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ... GOVERNMENT SPYING ON CITIZENS ... and all that other nasty "subversive" stuff. . You may be able to minimize your online footprints by using Tor and Duck Duck Go when visiting here and all of those other sites of ill repute.
Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all!
Ante omnia armari
To each of you ... Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Other than when I was shoveling snow, so far this year I have only had a few days when I did my self-imposed daily minimum of two hours of outside work. The biggest reason for this is my overpowering congenital laziness, but wearing the hats of husband, father, and grandfather also have kept me busy.
For the most part, the months of November, December, January, February, March, and April are months without flowers in northern Illinois.; six very depressing, cold, dreary months. It is a wonder that anyone remains sane. I’d have to say that the perfect mix of seasons for me would be in eastern Tennessee. It would be poetic for me to finish my days in the area where my parents started theirs. It would be nice to get an extra month or two of growing season... and to get away from these gosh darned Illinois taxes.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I probably should check out my looks in the mirror more often. My last haircut was just under 6-months ago and I did not realize that I was fully into having the unfriendly appearance of a werewolf until last Saturday when my daughter, my granddaughter, and I went to the neighborhood park. As soon as we walked in, EVERY parent grabbed his or her kids and left in a hurry.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Over one million people are expected to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut to be held at 10:15 a.m. on April 28, 2011 (April 19 in Indiana) — a regional earthquake drill where participants will simultaneously practice recommended actions.
Some enterprising smugglers tried to fish bales of pot through the sewers from Mexico to Nogales, Arizona and accidentally plugged things up.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The unquestionable raw courage of the Japanese workers may not be enough. Unmanned vehicles and robots are being sought by the IAEA for use at the Fukushima nuclear power station. It will be most interesting to see what the minds of man will create for use in bringing the fuel in the nuclear reactors and storage pools under control… and for cleaning up the site.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Many pundits are blathering that it is time to “buy the bad news,” waving their buy recommendations for ETFs covering Japan.
I’m game, but not anywhere near current prices. EWJ looks attractive to me only at or below $8.00 and JOF at or below $6.00, and I would only do one or two round lots of each. The Japanese people will overcome this series of tragedies, but hard times will be their norm for quite some time.
DISCLAIMER: This blog entry is NOT financial advice, or a recommendation to buy any stock or sector.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Government emergency services are overwhelmed. Shelters are full and without power. Stores and fuel stations are closed. “Bugging out” is not working well; roads are jammed with traffic and cars are running out of fuel.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Without much warning, Mother Nature can huff, puff, and blow your entire town all the way over into the next county. Tornadoes are downright devastating when they hit populated areas. While they can occur at any time of the year, springtime is the beginning of the peak tornado season. Daddy Bear and his family take tornado warnings very seriously and have a well-rehearsed plan.
Even if your house is left standing, a tornado can leave you without electricity and potable water for many days. Police may prevent you from leaving or entering your area. If you need help setting up your contingency plans, CLICK HERE.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
IMHO, that pretty much says it all. Before and since the publication of Leviathan 360 years ago, “the sovereign” has not worked in any form, anywhere on earth. Power corrupts.
People have very limited choices on who shall govern. Choose wisely.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
CLICK HERE if you wish to read the whole story.
CLICK HERE if you are interested in the reactions of a couple of State Senators.
A great number of otherwise law abiding Illinois gun owners do NOT have FOID cards, which technically makes them Class 4 Felons. Most of them argue that they do not want to be on any government list. Well, I guess I owe all of you non-FOID guys and gals an apology; you were right and the rest of us were wrong. Governments cannot be trusted.
As for those who do hold Illinois FOID cards, you may want to review your personal and home security arrangements, your voting history, and consider joining the Second Amendment Foundation, the Illinois State Rifle Association, and the National Rifle Association. As for those who do not vote or who do not belong to any gun rights groups, you can consider this another kiss.