Dad died

My father, James “Jim” Nelson, has died, at the age of 96, almost 97. His wife of more than 66 years, my mom, died on Thanksgiving Day two and a half years ago. He was not the same after she passed away, but he was a tough old bird that was still going for walks largely unassisted as recently as last year. His recent decline from needing a bit of help, to needing a walker, to needing a wheelchair, to not being able to get out of bed without assistance was relatively rapid. His mother had survived to 99. He died with both my brothers near at hand, as the morning sun peaked above the horizon and into his window, with birds chirping outside on the windowsill. All his children and grandchildren had the chance to see him and say goodbye within the previous 3 days.

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Updated CDC birth/death stats; not believable

Looking at the most recent CDC numbers here, a few things stand out. First of all, pretty much everything is flatlined within less than one standard deviation of mean since Jan 2020, in spite of all the news stories of “Died Suddenly,” athletes collapsing, empty neonatal wards, booming business from mortuary companies, huge increases in cases of child deaths being reported, huge increases in life insurance payouts and disability enrolment, etc. All that death and destruction reported, and…. official numbers are flat. Continue reading Updated CDC birth/death stats; not believable

The Biblical “AR15 Problem,” or, “Peter’s Pig-sticker”

Now, to start with, I know there are no AR-15s in the Bible, or the whole “David and Goliath” scene would not have been nearly as impressive. But I do think that an analysis of modern news reporting failures can shed some light on certain Biblical events. Yeah, it seems simple enough, until you think about it in real-world terms. Continue reading The Biblical “AR15 Problem,” or, “Peter’s Pig-sticker”

Happy Memorial Day

I know a lot of people who have served, not a whole lot who have died in service. At least one of them I met at Boomershoot, he worked as a precision-shooting instructor/assistant. The US has lost some good men in the last 30 years fighting stupid wars for made-up[ reasons in places we should not have been. As more history of what’s actually been going on behind the scenes gets exposed, the less I I can say this is a great country. Great people, sure, a lot of them, but not such a great country any more. I salute those who joined and  served with the best of intentions, but paid the ultimate price for people how hated them. Continue reading Happy Memorial Day

That time of year- Rhubarb cookies

Rhubarb Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
2 heaping cups thinly sliced rhubarb
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
4 1/2 cups sifted flour*
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Cream together sugars and butter.

Mix in vanilla, and eggs.

Sift together salt, soda, and baking powder into first cup of flour, mix into dough.

Sift in remaining flour a cup at a time, mixing well but not whipping.

Note: it will seem like a pretty dry cookie dough; that’s ok.

Gently mix in rhubarb and walnuts so there are still chunks.

Drop onto cookie sheet in ~ tablespoon-sized glops; I use an ice cream scoop.

Cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Cool on rack.

*I usually use half whole-wheat and half white flour, and you can easily substitute in a half cup of wheat germ or oat bran for a half cup of flour.

Class Reunion

Finally found out something about my upcoming 40th class reunion. Juneau-Douglas HS class of ’83. Someone put together a FB page (but it’s private), and there is also a specific normal web page here I’ll see if I can make it. Don’t think I have any conflicts.

Most interesting thing of first note is that there are at least 17 known dead, from a class of about 300. 5.7% have passed already that they know of. According to here, we should expect about ten percent will have passed by the 40th reunion.

I expect if we actually knew the whole number it would be more than ten percent, as the covid gene therapy “vaccine” will likely kill a number of them, too.

Sending your kids to die for ZOG

“The US will have to send their sons and daughters… and they will have to fight, because it’s NATO we’re talking about.” – Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The RUS-UKR war is a meat grinder, particularly on the UKR side. The more I learn about the last 1.5 centuries of military and political history, the more I think that is actually one of the main goals. Kill off young men, particularly healthy, creative, Christian, disciplined and honorable white men. Not the only goal, to be sure, but a significant one. “War is a racket,” said Smedley Butler long ago in the book of that title, and a very profitable one. But what can make it even more profitable is if you can kill off your domestic competition in the trenches, too. Continue reading Sending your kids to die for ZOG

Liberator Pistol Mk II

During WWII, the US manufactured a million FP-45 “Liberator” pistols, at a cost of slightly more than $2 each (about $35 today by official inflation calculations, likely twice that by real inflation), to be air-dropped into occupied territory in Europe in order to arm the resistance unit. The goal wasn’t that it was a great weapon; the purpose was to be just good enough to kill an enemy soldier at point blank range and take HIS gun.

If the US (or anyone else) were to do something like that today, with slightly higher aspirations and the following specs for the RFP, what cartridge, materials, and basic design layout do you think would work best, and what would the unit price be if bought in bulk?

  1. No regard for any particulars of firearms laws in any country; it’s a rebellion weapon.
  2. Designed around a subsonic round, with integral suppressor.
  3. Iron signs, but with simple rail or attachment points for optic
  4. Simple construction, maintenance, operation
  5. 5MOA accuracy or better at 100m


Edit to Add: 2.A) Either integral suppressor or threaded for a suppressor. Obvious trade-offs on size, concealability, size with/without suppression. production costs. An integral sup will make a smaller package than a threaded barrel with the suppressor attached.

2.B) It may be designed to use a sub-sonic loading of a normally supersonic round, with a box of sub-sonic ammo to be shipped / dropped with it for initial engagements, but able to use local resupply. For example, 300 Blackout is “normally” available in subsonic, as is 10mm or 45 ACP, but  7.62x39mm Russian is not (normally ~124 gr at 2300-2450 fps), though  220 gr subsonic can be found. Obviously a “common” ammo type has tradeoffs over a “rare” ammo type.

Kelly Kettle review / first impressions

I had been intrigued by the Kelly Kettle / Ghillie Kettle a long time, as I had been by rocket stoves and all other sorts of camping / survival gear and fire-related things. (The Kelly and Ghillie are pretty much the same thing, but the KK is a US company, the GK version is a UK company, with slightly different options and variations, such as KK has stainless steel, GK is Aluminum only). It’s a small, simple, wood-burning “debris and twig” system designed to boil water quickly on little fuel, and also do general cooking/heating. The bottom line on that claim to fame: It does boil water very well on little fuel, even poor quality/wet fuel, and is OK as a general twig stove for GP cooking.

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