Thursday, September 29, 2011

Big Brother doesn't give a damn what laws the State may pass

quote from BATFE BigBrothergram
"....any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of
whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing
marijuana for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or
addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by
Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stevens model 87B 22LR rifle

This rifle is no longer made. Maybe I can find a gunsmith
to install the bolt lock on my 10-22.

It may be operated as bolt action or semi-auto.
Shooters who learn with bolt action are careful shooters
who do not waste ammo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'll tell you again. Get v-bar tire chains. Winter is coming.

Vehicles with v-bar tire chains can drive on snow, ice and mud
when others cannot move.
Video shows how to install chains

Monday, September 12, 2011

Even the challenged, maybe even a member of congress, can sharpen a knife with Accusharp.

Here is a page of Accusharp products

After a few years even Accusharp blades dull.
Store new tungsten carbide blades inside the handle of each sharpener.

I have a 001 sharpener in the kitchen, one
on a dummy cord attached inside the packsack that
lives in my 4x4, and have given several to those I care about.

The AccuSharp Dual Blade Turboslide Knife.
This tool combines the functionality of a sport
folding knife with the usefulness of a utility knife.
And this utility knife is designed with a quick change
mechanism to simplify changing the razor blade.
It also comes with five replacement blades for your
convenience. Constructed of anodized aluminum and
stainless steel, this tool is built for years of rust free
use and comes with a lifetime warranty. A carabiner
clip is also enclosed on the knife to keep it close by and handy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some plastic bottles are unsafe for drinking water

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Which plastic water bottles don't leach chemicals?
by Vreni Gurd | Thu, 03/29/2007

Choose your water bottles very carefully in order to prevent
chemicals in the plastic from leaching into your water.

Plastic water bottles are very convenient for carting water around when we are on the go, as they don't break if we drop them. However, it is worth paying attention to the type of
plastic your water bottle is made of, to ensure that the chemicals in the plastic do not leach into the water. If you taste plastic, you are drinking it, so get yourself another bottle.

To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that does not leach, check the recycling symbol on your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine. The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it. Better to use a reusable water bottle, and fill it with your own filtered water from home and keep these single-use bottles out of the landfill.

Unfortunately, those fabulous colourful hard plastic lexan bottles made with polycarbonate plastics and identified by the #7 recycling symbol, may leach BPA. Bisphenol A is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it disturbs the hormonal messaging in our bodies. Synthetic xenoestrogens are linked to breast cancer and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and are particularly devastating to babies and young children. BPA has even been linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. For more of the science on the effects of BPA on our endocrine system etc. see these studies: Environmental Health Perspectives Journal. Nalgene, the company that manufactures the lexan water bottles also makes #2 HDPE bottles in the same sizes and shapes, so we have a viable alternative. Order one at Nalgene.

Unfortunately, most plastic baby bottles and drinking cups are made with plastics containing Bisphenol A. In 2006 Europe banned all products made for children under age 3 containing BPA, and as of Dec. 2006 the city of San Franscisco followed suit. In March 2007 a billion-dollar class action suit was commenced against Gerber, Playtex, Evenflo, Avent, and Dr. Brown's in Los Angeles superior court for harm done to babies caused by drinking out of baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA. So, to be certain that your baby is not exposed, use glass bottles.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Is drug testing welfare applicants unconstitutional?

Drug testing welfare applicants unconstitutional?
Under a new Florida law, people applying for welfare have
to take a drug test at their own expense. If they pass, they
are eligible for benefits and the state reimburses them for
the test. If they fail, they are denied welfare for a year, until
they take another test.

Mandatory drug testing for welfare applicants is becoming
a popular idea across the U.S. Many states - including Alabama,
Kentucky, Oklahoma and Louisiana - are considering adopting
laws like Florida's. At the federal level, Senator David Vitter, a
Louisiana Republican, has introduced the Drug Free Families
Act of 2011, which would require all 50 states to drug-test
welfare applicants. (See photos inside Colorado's marijuana

And the focus isn't even limited to welfare. In July, Indiana
adopted drug tests for participants in a state job-training program.
An Ohio state senator, Tim Grendell, recently said he plans to
introduce a bill to require the unemployed to take a drug test
before they receive unemployment benefits.
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