Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rifle stock Bleg

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of 10-22 rifle stocks with adjust able Length of Pull and adjustable height cheekpiece?

Bell and Carlson make one, but the workmanship was....terrible. Their tolerances could be measured with a yardstick, and accuracy and tightness is....lacking. Checkering was...cosmetic, and seams would require a file to cut down....Sad, that. I liked the idea of the stock, but the workmanship was terrible.

I'm building a custom 10-22  range gun with mostly aftermarket parts, and plan on having to fit things  a bit here and there...but I'd prefer not to have to inlay/cut the stock to fit the action...which I'd have to do with the Bell and Carlson. (they are that bad, sadly)


So the mom of the 2 young ladies I taught this weekend

Called and offered to pay for the ammo we used over the weekend....

I declined to accept any money....for ammo or my time.

She said "the girls want to go again".

I said she could buy the ammo for that trip.

She pointed out that she could afford to pay, and that I had spent a fair amount on ammo. And that I could teach others with the ammo I could buy to replace the stuff we had used for her girls...

I said that I didn't care.

She asked why I do it.

"Well", I said, "I began to teach classes without any charge primarily to pay back those who taught me, many of whom have passed on, and I teach to honor the time, effort and money they spent for me.....paying back, and continuing the legacy."

"Now, I do it for that reason, and because I love teaching and seeing that "smile" that every new shooter gets on their face, no matter what age"

"Besides, if I can help keep even one person from harming another accidentally, then it is all worth it"

And really, that is it. I also don't think that anyone who has actually been taught in a class how to handle a firearm and to shoot them ever becomes an Anti-Gun" type....

Why do you folks do it?

Monday, June 29, 2015


But at least it isn't "Purse Carry" as proscribed by the experts........

2 more for the Dark side....

So Saturday was the shoot for the 2 young ladies.

Mom brought them to the range about 10 AM. Signed them in and had them sign waivers and all the other stuff the range requires.

Showed them around.

Then we had a short familiarization for the 2 girls.

Safety briefing.
4 rules
types of actions
4 rules.

Range safety briefing
4 rules

Time to shoot. Indoor range (Mosquitos were....voracious.) Strung the 7 yd cable and hung some targets.

go over the 4 rules again.

.22 pistols (the girls liked those, especially the ones with red dots)

.380's (not so much)

big 9MM. Yeah!

small 9mm (not so much).

.38Special. (Meh)

.45 (1911). YES!

Their hands were a bit small for the pistols (being young girls) but they hit every time, at least on a NRA 50 ft Small Bore Pistol target. (about 12X12). With the .22 and the .45 they ate the black out of the targets....

The outdoor 50 yd/25 yd range was occupied, so we did .22 rifles inside at 50 ft.

Both girls like the scoped 10-22....(who wouldn't?) and the one said "This is just like Call of Duty!"

Hits were hard to call after the first one, even with Shoot and See targets. All one hole (I know, 50 feet, but still, first time shooters).

I had fun, they had fun, they learned something, learned that guns are not toys, and above all, I got to see two beautiful "first time shooters" smiles. Was too busy to take pictures.

They want to come and do some more shooting soon.

Mission accomplished.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

So Tuesday is, apparently, the day

Apparently, on Tuesday, Greece is gonna default.

Which begins the death spiral for the EU.

This should be interesting.

If you haven't pulled out your money from anything remotely connected to Europe, or a European market, it is probably too late.

But try anyway.

Save what you can.

Saturday, June 27, 2015



The dude at BLM must need to have his ass kicked.  He obviously thinks he can do what he wants.

I bet he thinks the Hippies and all will just knuckle under. I'd bet on the Burning Man attendees just ignoring any BLM directives and getting together anyway. .

I actually hope the BLM boyz and girlz deny the permit.....It'll be interesting to see the fallout.

Proper planning prevents Piss Poor performance....ezpecially when machines break

So I am doing inventory of my ammo, as acquaintance had asked if I might take her and her two teenaged girls to the range...I said yes, (they have both expressed an interest in pistols), and she asked me for advice...

Sure!, I said, how about Saturday?

It was on.

So Thursday, I am going through the ammo shelf, preparing I have .22LR, check. ,380 ACP (reloads)(holy shit, I have a BUNCH of those...), check. .38 special? Check. .45ACP? Getting low, but ok for now.....9mm....9mm...Shit. All I have is Self Defense loads, no ball....and no reloads.

So Friday, I get home from work and go down to the loading bench.....I haven't loaded in about 3 months, as I have been busy, and haven't been practicing as much as I should. Looking at my notes, I haven't loaded 9mm for nearly 6 months.

Set the press (Dillon 550) up for 9mm(Lugar),....I have a few hundred cleaned cases in a ziplock bag.... find a half box of 125g (hard) lead truncated cone bullets on the shelf and do my checks...... OAL, ok. Powder charge is set up for 3.5 g of 231. Cool. Toss some primers in a tray, load the tube, and away I go.

I check, on average, every 10th case.

Good thing. For some reason, the powder measure was tossing 2.5 to 4.6 grain loads. 2.5 won't function most autos, but will (generally) push the bullet from the bore. But my load data shows 4.1 is a max load.

4.6 bad.

So I threw those loads into the reject can for later disassembly.

Put that powder in a different can , and tried a new batch.

Same deal.

Throwing weights from 2.6 to 4.6 grains.

Took the whole powder measure apart....down to individual parts.   Nothing apparently wrong. everything that should move, does so smoothly. Everything that shouldn't, doesn't. I dunno. Mebbe a cat hair (we have 6) ? piece of dirt?

Put it back together? Tosses powder loads at 3.5g to 3.7g. not great accuracy, but acceptable for training ammo. Still not sure what happened.

But I loaded 200 rounds, weighing every single one. Single loading the Dillon press is inefficient... Can't be too sure here. My pistols will probably handle 4.6 grains of 231, but that is a fair overload, so I'd rather not find out.

Gonna have to call Dillon Precision on Monday. I know that they will either help me fix it or replace the powder measure. (lifetime warranty, and they mean it)

In the meantime, I have ammo for the Ladies.

MC is going with me to be an extra set of eyes and all that. It'll be fun.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Having said what I did below

I am glad to see the Supremes FINALLY make a decision on gay marriage.

Sadly, while I DO think it is the right decision, the legitimacy of SCOTUS is tarnished with the decision referenced below.

I was raised.....

to believe in the rule of law.

I didn't always follow the law, but that is a story for another day.

I did, until today, believe in our laws, as adjudicated (more or less....Less rather than more recently) by the courts.

Yet, today, I am seeing that even our Supreme Court of the United States is, a least in part, a tool of our political leaders.

How else can they change the meanings of words written into law? How else could they have adjudicated the King Vs Burwell case the way they did?

If they can change the meaning of "State", they can also change the meaning of "Arms" Or "Keep and Bear" or "the People". They can decide to re-define "Citizen" and/or "rights"... They can, in other words, change the Constitution, should they desire. This is wrong.

One is as valid as any other.

If the law is written wrongly, then, legislatively, fix it. Not via the Courts. The only thing the Courts should be able to do is decide a law is legal, or not. Valid, or not valid.

Today, again, we have no laws...only the meanings as changed and interpreted today by the SCOTUS to meet the changing political needs.

I think that the country cannot any longer be fixed via the Ballot Box.

Bobbie disagrees.

INteresting timing

First, we have the Charleston Shootings.

Which begat the entire Confederate Flag Must Come Down controversy.

And immediately after....the SCOTUS decision of King Vs Burwell.

Distraction? I am thinking so.

I actually think the furor over the Flag was supposed to peak TODAY, in order to obscure the SCOTUS decision.

But I am suspicious of coincidences...always.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Not my flag

But yet, I do have a dog in this hunt.

The Confederate flag. Stars and Bars.

It stands for different things to different people (and generally different cultures).

To those who have a history...ancestors who fought the war (sometimes described as the war of Northern aggression, to others the Civil War) it represents the proud heritage of a culture which chose not to easily surrender their way of life to people who thought they knew better and who chose to order the changes without representation from the people whose way of life they wished to change.

To others, most of whom really don't know, it represents slavery....a time when people bought and sold human beings like cattle, and put them to work, with essentially zero rights as human beings.

The flag ( the Stars and Bars) means neither to me, really. I am what southerners would call a Yankee....born and raised. I've visited the South, and have found the people there, both white and black, to be fairly nice people. (not talking about ghetto denizens, just normal every day working class folks).

To some Racists, white Supremacists, etc, it is a symbol of their beliefs.....

To me it is a flag. Nothing else.

But now it has become a "symbol of divisiveness and racism"...Really? Just because some little asshole who owned a Confederate Flag killed people...Black People....and fewer than other black people kill in any major city over most weekends? Why is it, now...Today: a "symbol"....why wasn't it bad and banned yesterday, or a month ago, or a year ago? 

But symbols are powerful. They mean things to people. To some black people, a noose represents lynching and hatred of blacks. (nevermind that more whites were lynched and hanged than blacks.....and nevermind that they know of no-one that has ever been lynched or hanged)....to them, it is a symbol of fear, and repression, and hatred. I once, long ago had a group of black people demand that I take down a Halloween display because it had a noose on it....and therefore, it was "racist". They didn't know me, but they knew what the symbol meant to them. (I refused, despite a visit from the police).

And so it is with the Stars and Bars. For some, it is a symbol of pride ("The South is gonna do it again!"didn't happen the first time dude..."again" suggests it happened once. You lost the first time....). For others, it is a symbol of hate. For others, it is a symbol of repression and fear and racism. For many, it is a rallying point...whether that point is for unity, or for demanding change...they want it gone. Not for what it means to others, but for what they think it means.

And so, because one deranged young man, who may or may not have been sane, and who was, certainly a user of mind altering drugs, major retailers like Walmart, Sears, and Amazon and Ebay are removing any products which have some resemblance to the Confederate flag.

They are private businesses, they have the right to do so, no matter how stupid the reasons.

Will they also remove symbols which I find to represent racism? I find the MalcomX "X"symbol to be irritating and offensive and while it wasn't meant that way originally, it now represents Black racism towards whites. Are they gonna remove that from their shelves/web pages? How about the "Black Power" raised fist? The Black Panther Party items? Are they racist? They are to me.....

Where do we stop? Hoodies worn the way black kids do that makes 'em look like thugs?  Boots that resemble stormtrooper boots? Gay Pride Rainbow flags to keep the Fundamentalist Christians from foaming over at the thought of 2 men or two women ...... Or is it only Unapproved Flags that the Liberals choose to decry and banish??

Look, folks, it isn't the symbol. It is what the symbol means to you or to another person. The fact that you don't like what the symbol means to YOU isn't anyone elses problem....or shouldn't be.

Now I really think that just because a segment of our country doesn't like the Confederate Flag being flown by southern states...well, too bad. Move to another state. It flew there before you or your parents or your grandparents were born.

For some people, the American Flag is a symbol of hate and oppression. But I will fight you tooth and nail, with all my being and all my wealth and all my blood before I let you have that flag removed. It is the symbol of MY country....and all the laws and documents and people that make it the best place in the world.........To many people, that set of Stars and Bars is just as valuable, just as sacred and has just as much meaning.

And I am especially offended that they use the blood of innocent churchgoers to help their attempts at removal of that symbol.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Can't argue with any of these

Offensive pub signs:

Made me laugh.

They conveniently forget about the rest

You know, the Black on Black shootings.....

The Black on White shootings.....

The terrible genocide(s) in Africa, which are tribal, rather than race, related.

They only focus on this one terrible thing that happened a few days ago:

In the wake of the heinous attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a statement calling on the United States to “investigate the hate crimes” and take “urgent measures” for gun control.

9 lives. Yes, a terrible tragedy. ( people who didn't deserve to die). Shot by a deranged white kid. On psychotropic drugs. (There are those who say that he was programmed, a drone, and those murdered people were merely "eggs for the omelet" of race relations issues for the upcoming elections, and I cannot find where they are wrong.....)

Yet they forget that in Chicago alone, this month, more shootings took place. Black people shooting other black people. Yes, most of those were drug or gang related, not decent people in a church. But that happened in a place where there are some of the strictest gun control measures.


But they focus on this one, and forget to mention the others. Here and around the world.

Men VS Women. A play in one part.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Izzn't this interestin'.....

"I don't know what drew my attention to the car," 

Followed him for 30 miles. No evasive action, nothing. You'd think you'd notice after a few miles that a car was following you....especially after you've just shot up 9 people in a church. 

Unless you were drugged up.....or programmed.... Just sayin'.

This is another one of those reactions like James Holmes....who was also on psychotropic drugs....who oddly, just sat in his car afterwards. Strange that, 

So did McVeigh so may years ago. 


One wonders.

ETA: I mean, the timing of this incident and the beginnings of an election and such.......

I mean, after the gun control push failed post Sandy Hook, there were, strangely, no publicized massacres (if any at all).....

And all these kids on medication....

Friday, June 19, 2015

'twas pointed out to me....

that the acceptance of Rachel Dolezal and those who "Self Identify" as black by the liberals (and the NAACP) is, really, the death knell of such programs as Affirmative Action and other race based programs designed to "level the playing field" for African Americans...

And Bruce Caitlyn Jenner shall do the same for those programs designed for women...

If we all can self identify as whatever we wish, then the real black/women/hispanic/minority deal is flushed away.......leaving us only with US citizens and Non-US citizens.....

I, personally, Self Identify as a black, female, Vietnam Veteran  with war wounds  (for the record, I am NONE of those things) because that is where the money is in government grants and set asides and such.

Just food for thought.....

Thursday, June 18, 2015

8 x battery life

By using voltage boosting technology.

8X the light out of a battery.....Eight TIMES.

for (starting price) $2.50.

Expect the Chinese to sell one on Ebay in a moth or two for half that.

Next year they'll put it IN the battery.

Bet on it.

This will kill the battery folks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I LOL'ed

Found HERE

Only cops should have guns

Because they are trained and all that......

Yet things like this happen. 

Cops are human, some good, some bad, sometimes they snap. Sometimes they go crazy. We don't know what she did to him or any of the details. (Not making excuses for his behavior here either). We simply don't know.

But that argument about "only cops should have guns" because they are trained and psychologically tested and all that folderol falls apart with incidents like this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Old Potions

Sometimes, it seems that the ancients weren't ans ignorant of things as we thought.

Old Anglo-Saxon potion recipe kills bacteria, even MRSA.

The ancient remedy was discovered at the British Library in a copy of Bald’s Leechbook, widely regarded as the first known medical textbook...

Interestin' one might say...

Makes ya wonder what else is out there....or lost through the ages, or because no one wrote it down....


Tuesday toonz


Yeah, I'm old.

Still a good tune.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rain again today

Was discussing with a resident of Texas rain (it is interrupting his work up here) and I pointed out that Texas had it worse.  At least it stops for a day here and there.

He said Yes, that was true, and (up to a point) they needed the rain.

But he also pointed out that no matter how flooded the state gets, it never seems to drown the damned fire ants.

Why is that?

Sunday, June 14, 2015


I have a notification that I can get Windows 10 for free from Microsoft.

Forums say this is a good thing, but some say this will become a subscription sort of thing.

I HATE ---really absolutely positively HATE--- windows 8.X. Can't stand it. Hate the tiles, Hate the whole fucking thing.  It's probably great in a tablet, but I'm using a laptop.

So if I upgrade, to 10, what is it like....More like 8, or can it be like 7? And if I DON'T upgrade, then what? At some point next year or whatever I can't use my machine and haveta upgrade anyway? (or buy a new machine or whatever?)

(knowledgeable) Advice is sought.

Please, don't advise me to go Linux.

ETA: Is Microsoft gonna continue to support 7 after 10 comes down the pike? Or will those of us who choose to stay in the Dark Ages fail to take the upgrade when offered to 10 (free) get screwed later?

Enquiring minds wanno know and all that.



You've lost it



Found at


So I am watching the coverage of the Dallas Police station shooting/bombing....

How do they know the van in "armored"? It isn't all that easy to armor a vehicle...

The patterns of the bullet holes tell me that the description of the guns used by the (alleged) attackers as "automatic weapons" is a lie.

Many suspects, but they only caught one, and he isn't talking (as he is at room temperature), so really, How DO THEY KNOW how many there may or may not have been? They assume more than one, but the attack took place in the dark, and really, cops have no idea the amount of shit one person who is motivated and unafraid of death can dish out in a short time.

And finally, one might have thought that Dallas could have found a Chief of Police who could speak reasonably well....Sadly, he can't.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Shut it down.

Like it would be a bad thing?

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday warned Republicans that if they don’t reach another bipartisan deal to lift spending ceilings, they risk causing another government shutdown this fall.

Let 'em shut it down. If it were me, I'd shut the whole thing down (less the military), and let it stay down for a month Close all those departments like DOE, Dept of Ed, Interior, ATF, etc. Then see what parts we miss, and reactivate those. Let the rest stay shut down until we (they, actually) find a way to not spend more than we bring in each year. In fact, I'd cut them so far that we would have a surplus of 10% until we pay down that debt.

But that's just me....someone who has to stop spending when I am out of credit and all....


Been watching the news as I do every morning....It occurs to me, especially now that it is summertime:

Y'know, if I were a young black male in the south side of Chicago, I don't think I'd ever just Stand Onna Corner Mindin' My Own Bidnezz....It seems to be an easy way way to get shot, stabbed or otherwise have your bodily integrity damaged or maybe killed.

Happens nearly every day on the South Side of Chicago.....

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yeah, they aren't for the Warriors, wounded or not

But, rather, for themselves.

Wounded Warrior project is what I am talking about here. 

They exist to siphon money from you, not to help wounded warriors.


I'd like to see this

Y'know....in person.


maybe someday.

Damned checks and balances, anyway.

Obama says Supremes shouldn't have taken the health care law case. 

And no, Barry, you ain't a king. So we have these checks and balances to prevent people like you from trying to be.....

Well, that is what happens when you rush a law into place while you have the House, Senate, and President all being Democrats....(or at least a majority).

Gotta rush to pass it, so we can find out what's in it, right?

We shall see.

BarryCare is falling apart on it's own anyway.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Why Orangelo can't read....

Or whatever the current favorite black boy child name is...


Read this.

Part of the issue, really...But only part.

Still, the excuses made are NOT helping the black kids.

And they, really, are the losers here.


A bleg:

A while back, before my HD crash, I had bookmarked a website by a woman holstermaker in, IIRC, either Georgia or Alabama.

She had beautiful photos of her work, and I intended to contact her for some custom work for a 1911 holster. But my HD crashed, taking my bookmarks to wherever data goes when a Hard drive becomes unreadable.

Sadly, that is all I remember. My backups only consisted of documents and photos that were not easily reproduced, rather than full backups of all programs, bookmarks, etc.

The pool of possible suspects cannot be that large, yet, sadly, I cannot find her website again, despite much looking.

Anyone know a southern lady who is a holstermaker? I am not 100% certain that it was Georgia or Alabama, but I think so. I am sure it was in the south.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you.

Gonna have to mow my neighbors yard.....

And maybe the neighbor downstream of him, and maybe the one after that too...

Because all of my goddamned grass seed got washed from my yard into his Sunday afternoon..

4.23 inches of rain in less than an hour.

The first 0.75" in 4 hours was perfect,

The it let loose.

200 LBS of grass seed. Had just started to sprout that day.


I can't win with this yard.

The good news is that the drain pipes that were sorta partially silted up are clean.

Hope the damned silt helps the friggin' grass grow.....wherever it ended up.

At least here it stopped raining. Not like Texas.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Not so sure that it is really all that bad...

But this is good advice.

I'll be making the appropriate noises to the appropriate congresscritters.

Might I suggest that you do the same?

While I feel that it would be  a struggle to implement, and a great court battle as far as free speech and all that, 'tis better not to have to fight that fight, so let's try not to.

Please, do your part.

(There was once a time when I believe that people who always thought the worst possible interpretation of new laws would happen were tinfoil hat wearing fools.......Now I have my own aluminum beanie.)

ETA: The NRA seems to think this is a really bad thing coming. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

AAA on the Southern border?

Seems that someone on the southern border is not liking the interference the CBP and their helicopters are causing in the smuggling of people and/or drugs into the US...

So they shot the helicopter down.

Luckily, no one was injured, and the copter landed safely.

But still.

I wonder what Barry and his sycophants will do? Perhaps bow the the President of Mexico?

I think we should arm the CBP helicopters so they can shoot back...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dark of moon, 6th of june

And high tide too.

And the stormy weather passed....

The fun began today at Normandy on this date, 71 years ago.

Not many of those folks left today...

Imagine being in a Higgins boat, or one of the other invasion craft..waiting.

If you had been one of the Glider crews or the parachutists, you day had already begun...

Think of those men today. The ones that came calling on the Germans on France...and changed the war.

Think of those Germans, who just wanted to go home.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Seemed obvious

So I am in line at the deli counter ...they are a bit backed up....

The deli dude takes my order, and begins slicing meat for me.

Next deli dude comes up and asks "who's next"?

Behind me is a chick, about 22 years old, 5'6 maybe a 125 lbs, blonde....she is wearing either a short tee shirt or a long crop top, (white) and her...say 34 C ...bra (pink) is peeking out from under. She is fairly toned and fit. Wearing short short shorts (tattered and faded denim) with her panties (pink) are peeking out the top of the shorts and the worn parts on her backside. She is wearing 6" platform heels (Pink) with sparkly straps. Legs  are toned as well as her midriff. Holding a pink sparkly phone with a black leather purse with sparkly clasp...

The deli dude asks again. "Who's next"?

I pointed "That would be Tiffani here"

"How did you know my name was Tiffani?" She smiled at me...

"It was either that, or Diamond" I replied.

Dude behind her broke up.

"I don't get the joke" she said with a frown.

"Coulda been Jasmine" he said. I shook my head..."Tiffani with an I and heart over the I" I said.

She still didn't get it.

He explained.... I was right.

She was pissed. Didn't find it funny.,..At. All.

Nothing like dressing the part.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This is exactly how the State should be involved

When it comes to marriage.

Simply a contract rand recording the fact that two (or more?) people are married ...

Like this.

Nothing else.

Whoda thunk that ALABAMA of all places would be so "progressive" ?

I mean...Alabama.....Bible belt and all that. But really, the bill is pretty close to what I think should be the State's entire involvement....just a recording of the fact that the parties are engaged in a marriage- like relationship. No other involvement. inheritance and next of kin and all that Just the legalities as to

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

But She's the expert. (It ain't my first Rodeo, sweetheart)

So I go (again) to give a directed donation of a pint of blood for a young man my niece goes to school with who is a cancer patient.

Gotta drive to the Hospital where he is being treated , which is 50 miles away.

No big deal.

I get there, along with my brother and dad (giving blood has always been a family thing....we have competitions as to who can give the fastest (slowest buys lunch) and such folderol, but hey, it makes the donation fun....)

Anyway, we get there, fill out the requisite forms, give them to the phlebotomists, they do the requisite finger stick and then it is time.

Now, the phlebotomist I had today was a know it all. SHE was the expert...I suggested one vein in my arm, but she knew better. Ok, hey, just stick me.

Now, I've given just under 10 gallons at blood drives over the years..... I generally know by now what works and what doesn't....I mean, really I know which veins flow well (and which ones don't) and how my blood reacts when entering the needles and such.

As I said to the lady who reviewed my paperwork..."This ain't my first Rodeo"

But I know nothing when it comes to giving blood. Not a bit. I'm not a trained phlebotomist.

Nope. really, since I am untrained, I know nothing.

Ask the woman who attempted to draw the pint of blood. She is the expert.

So, she sticks me and the flow is poor. Moves the needle, and no improvement. no surprise there, the vein, while easily visible, is only slightly larger than the needle.

Goes to the OTHER ARM, where, since I had just given a blood sample the previous week there, couldn't use the big vein in the crook of my elbow (why she wouldn't use that BIG vein in my left arm to begin with I don't know). so she chose the same small vein higher up on the right arm. Which, if you cut it in half with a dull knife, wouldn't bleed much or for long little tiny vein . .... But she knows best.....

Was flowing freely for about 3 minutes and was about half done...bag half full. say 250 ml's maybe a bit more (full bag is a half liter) She decides to re-position the needle. I suggested that there was no hurry as I would have to wait for my dad and brother anyway and that moving the needle might well make the flow be reduced, not increased, as THAT vein was pretty small and the current flow was about max....besides, I clot fairly easily and quickly, and if she stopped the flow my blood would clot almost instantly in the needle. I know this, since it has happened before. (It ain't my first Rodeo) You can stab me with a fork and I stop bleeding almost as soon as you withdraw the eating utensil from my skin. I clot like Wolverine.

She's the "expert"...a "trained phelbotomist". Knows better. so she moved the needle, flow stopped and my blood clogged the tubes.

Half a bag full. No more. Full.Stop.... We.Are.Done.

Can't try again. Period. Policy, you know....

Policy is that all that blood, 250+ cc's of blood gets thrown out. . And 2 hours of my time....wasted.

The kid doesn't get that sorely needed 500ml's of blood, and I can't try again for at least 60 days.

Jesus, I hate experts.

Especially "trained" experts.

Might as well light a candle

Because it would be as effective, really.

National Gun Violence Day

I mean, really, all the marches, all the rallies, all the Vigils, etc won't make a single bit of difference.

It isn't the guns that are killing people.

It is other people killing people.

In Chicago, where this originated, it was, specifically, black people killing other black people.

Vigils won't change that. Orange shirts won't change that.

Unless and until people start calling the police and testifying and working with police to change the neighborhoods, it ain't gonna change.

Name names, not "Sumdood"...."I dint see nuffin"

Orange Shirts on one day are a waste of time.

But, like other Liberal Symbols, it make some people feel good....even if it is pointless.

It won't mean diddly to the people who are the problem....Won't affect them, won't change them, and all those shirts won't save a single life....The people that are the problem aren't listening.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coming soon to Doctors in the US....

And unless we get rid of Nationalized Health Care, and go back to Private Insurance,  it'll get worse and the system goes broke because so many aren't paying at all....

Last year the Royal College of Surgeons warned that elderly people are being denied life-saving operations because of age discrimination within the NHS.

Britain's model of Free Health Care is a shining example of why Socialism Doesn't Work..... Canada's is about 15 years behind them, and how long will it take us to catch up?