Monthly Archives: December 2018

2018 comes to a close…

As I type these words the clock is striking midnight in a time zone far to the east and starting the year 2019. All things considered, 2018 was a pretty good year for me. Not that I had great fortune … Continue reading

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Skepticism, it’s important.

A friend recently shared a link to a Big Think article entitled “There was no relationship between obesity and poverty until high fructose corn syrup!” https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/there-was-no-relationship-between-obesity-and-poverty-until-high-fructose-corn-syrup beware that link, it autoplays a video, and that annoys the hell out of … Continue reading

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Weapons: Optimized for person or group?

So Forgotten Weapons Ian gave the opinion that bolt action rifles are obsolete for modern warfare (correct) and someone on the same channel gave the opinion that a bullpup has no advantage over a traditional layout. He’s completely correct that … Continue reading

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Standing Rib Roast

Roast beef is a very wide range of flavors. I’ve had chewy yet flavorful whole roasted ox (in Germany, on a roll, was pretty yummy), I’ve had pot roast that has been cooked so long that the meat fibers barely … Continue reading

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Gear Review: MTech Neck Knife

Specifically the “MTECH USA MT-673 Fixed Stainless Steel Blade” sold on Amazon for a whopping 7 dollars and 64 cents with free shipping. I figured with the low price and free shipping that I’d buy one just for the experience. … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail, why it doesn’t work for the USA

The train lobby thinks we have a generational failure in not investing in high speed rail, and lists how all the cool countries are getting their high speed rail on. https://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2017/07/01/a-generational-failure-as-the-u-s-fantasizes-the-rest-of-the-world-builds-a-new-transport-system/ France, Germany, China, India, Japan and other nations are … Continue reading

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Military Special Kentucky Straight Bourbon

The Ranger who introduced me to the world of whiskey did so through a blended Scotch, which I liked very much, and a single malt Irish whiskey, which I did not like very much at all. So for years I … Continue reading

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Condition 3 carry revisited, again.

Caleb Lee recently wrote this: I recently read a story where a civilian who was concealed carrying fought back against an armed bank robbery and won. He shot the guy 3 or 4 times and the armed robber didn’t shoot … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes: Boundary Oak Lincoln Whiskey

It’s billed as 100% wheat mash, 96 proof, aged in used bourbon barrels for an “American Whiskey.” It’s very sweet, lots of honey and vanilla notes. Light amber color that I associate with Irish whiskey. Very drinkable on the rocks, … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Cherry Balmz Firearm Lubricant

There is a lot of snake oil in the firearms lubricant industry where something is really just some base product with an intense branding and marketing campaign. Andrew Tuohy of vuurwapenblog has examined a few of these: Froglube, it’s chemically … Continue reading

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