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Let’s Review 65: Lamp Post Decorations In Waiting Edition

“Hence will I drag thee headlong by the heels
Unto a dunghill which shall be thy grave,
And there cut off thy most ungracious head;
Which I will bear in triumph to the king,
Leaving thy trunk for crows to feed upon.”
Henry VI part 2

*BOING* Cuckoo, *BOING* Cuckoo, *BOING* Cuckoo……. ‘Forest bathing’ takes tree hugging to new extremes It’s a New Age thing in Sonoma County. Walking very slowly through the forest — while thinking about walking very slowly through the forest — is a full-blown movement. It could be a paradigm. The people who do this call it “forest bathing.” It doesn’t involve actual bathing, the kind with water. It’s figurative bathing. You soak in the wonders of the forest. Take your time, a whole lot of it. And bring a cushion.

Bog Butter Unearthed after centuries in peat bogs, these blocks of aged dairy have an incredibly funky flavor.

Showdown in November: Fearsome Blue Wave or Flaccid Democrat Failure? –  November is more than just a political scuffle. It’€™s existential. When you have Democrat tech titans squealing over the thought of a ‘€œcivil war’€ on Republicans and a leftist cultural campaign designed to drive half of the population out of the public sphere, you know it’€™s important.

Russia’s Strategy: Built on Illusion – Geopolitical Futures The Russians are delighted that they have convinced some that they control Donald Trump. Not only does this breed instability in the United States, but it gives a sense of overwhelming, if covert, Russian power.

‘Liberalism’ now risks becoming as grim faced and rusty as the old Politburo. Hardly a day passes without some pundit being triggered by ‘creepy’ Christian chicken restaurants or some old statue.

Time for Bill Gates to get an all-expenses-paid ride through a wood chipper: Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover Earth in ‘Big Brother’ satellites

Western Rifle Shooters Association: Scoped Hunting Rifles as Long-Range Rifles Something else you come to realize when you start studying the subject is that most sniper casualties are inflicted from 300 to 500 yards, shorter distances being the exception in MOUT operations and of course the proverbial 1ooo-yard shots in the desert wars. The fact remains that under practical conditions (that includes current efforts) the shots are in the 300 to 500 yard slot. The reason being is simple – it’s not that the rifles lack precision or the rifleman lack the skill. It’s simply the fact that folks don’t make themselves easy targets in combat theaters.

Russia is a nasty place and Vladimir Putin is a nasty man, of the ilk that always has ruled Russia, a country where nobody talks about Ivan the Reasonable. On my Ogre-ometer, Putin barely registers a 1.9 against Stalin’s 9.8. Russia is NOT our friend and NOT a prospective ally. But we have two choices. One is to attempt to bring Putin down and bring in a government we like, and the other is to strike a deal with Putin that we can live with. The first is delusional, but pervasive in a foreign policy establishment that still believes that we can reshape the world in America’s image.

“Holistic Company Seeks Cleaners and Organizers with Artistic Eye” “Volta Naturals is an all natural cleaning company in Philadelphia. We are in need of creative, interesting folks who want to spend their time caring for other people by making their houses look and feel wonderful…. We work hard, cleaning deeply and swiftly. We go above and beyond—organizing and decluttering.”

One Percent Chance Comey Not A Self-Dramatizing Fruitcake       Interviewed on his new book, Living in Truth, The Dictates of My Conscience, The Politics of Truth, A Higher Loyalty, it quickly became apparent that one of Comey’s favorite formulations is: I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether so-and-so sodomized a chicken. It’s possible. I don’t know.

“I don’t know (if President Trump has been compromised by the Russians). And these are words I never thought would come out of my mouth about an American president, but it’s possible. I’m not saying it’s likely, I don’t know, and the honest answer is it’s possible.

In early March, suspecting that a dinoflagellate called Pfeisteria piscicida was causing mass death among the shellcracker population of the Ashepoo River Basin in South Carolina, Pruitt flew to Charleston, chartered a private speedboat to Edisto Beach, poled upriver to Wiggins, and discovered on the south bank an armed, hostile band of Waccamaw Indians whose grievances include a belief that the shellcrackers are destroying the habitat of the gizzard shad, a species sacred to their coastal-dwelling ancestors. After a three-hour standoff, Pruitt was extracted from the situation by commandos dispatched by the expeditionary force of the 628th Air Base Wing.

File Under: Just Another Boring Day on the Job

HT Lawrence Person’s BattleSwarm Blog

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  • John Venlet April 20, 2018, 1:35 PM

    Many of these dimwits are carrying around they’re own rope, so to speak, so there’s that at least.

  • Donald Sensing April 20, 2018, 3:41 PM

    “Time for Bill Gates to get an all-expenses-paid ride through a wood chipper”
    You mean like this?

  • Donald Sensing April 20, 2018, 3:42 PM

    OK, let me try again – is there anyway to display images in a comment here?

  • Anonymous April 20, 2018, 5:06 PM

    “Fight, fight!
    the Left and the Right!”
    Same shit, different day around here, huh?

  • Grizzly April 20, 2018, 7:09 PM

    I don’t know how to send you an email, Gerard, so I will just link to this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-party-files-lawsuit-alleging-russia-the-trump-campaign-and-wikileaks-conspired-to-disrupt-the-2016-campaign/2018/04/20/befe8364-4418-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e7352a6d5d65

    At first I thought that this must be an article from The Onion, but no, it says it’s the Washington Post. They have a dry sense of humor, I guess, since they are playing it straight.

  • Millie_woods April 20, 2018, 7:20 PM

    Bill Gates is starting to resemble Stephen Hawking. In every way.

  • Casey Klahn April 20, 2018, 7:24 PM

    Here’s the thing about walking very, very slowly in the forest, or the prairie, or anywhere outdoors. You bump into wildlife. Which, for the uninitiated (and likely unarmed!) may find too dangerous for their gentle sensibilities.

    Been there. Done that. I have slow walked up to deer, coyote, and larger black bear. I damnear stepped on a ‘yote, whose responding growl and look would probably cause stains to appear on the best-intentioned panty waist libwalker. I missed him because I had a 3 power scope and not a reflex sight, and got off my shots as an expanding cam-angle was cut between he and I.

    What you do is take no more than 2-3 steps at a time, and slowly. Wind direction is critical, of course. Critters who will not tolerate the presence of humans, no how, no way, will tolerate footsteps that sound like those made by another browsing critter. Furthermore, they look distant and mid-distant, because they expect their near distance to be covered by the fact that humans walk loud and fast as a rule. Non-movement, for a few moments, is equivalent to putting on a cloak of invisibility. It’s very fun to practice. But…

    Oh! I forgot! In California, Buddhists and peaceniks are immune to death from wildlife because of the good vibes rule. Never mind.

  • Terry April 20, 2018, 7:54 PM

    Long range precision rifle fire. Around these parts there is a competition at least once a month year round at distances starting at 600 yards out to over 1700 yards. Not from shooting benches, but real world positions as per self defense in live action. All types of terrain and all weather conditions. Fun for all. Kids and women participate as well.

    Long Range Precision Rifle Series is one of numerous organizations.

  • ghostsniper April 21, 2018, 4:19 AM

    See that guy the other day that hit the target at over 3 miles away?
    At some point long distant shooting becomes more science and less human and I’m getting bored with it.

    When an uninitiated person sees one of my lathe turned wood bowels they stare in amazement and always ask, “Wow, how long did that take to make?” And I always reply, “A lot longer than you can imagine.” Turning a bowl is not a thing but rather a process and it can take weeks, just because. Same with long distance shooting. Pulling the trigger is the last step in the process. There is a lot of set up.

    This coming Wed, if it doesn’t rain, I’ll be going to Atterbury with my AR and I won’t be doing any distance shooting. Just out to 100 yds or so. And it will be enjoyable cause the set up time is almost non-existent. Throw the gun on the table, set up the spotter scope, install a mag, sit down and start trigger pullin’. As it was meant to be. Probably take a couple short and other long guns as well. Make an all-afternoon extravaganza out of it.

  • John A. Fleming April 22, 2018, 2:12 PM

    You first see them on the street corner or the center median at the stoplight. Begging for money, piteous as all can be. Where they never were before. If you give them money, they will stay and work that corner. And their compadre will work the next street corner farther into your neighborhood. And thus you are colonized.

    Don’t do it. Not a copper! Don’t subsidize the parasitical colonizer.