More Stash Stuff……………..

Made a run to the hardware store to get more supplies for the apocalypse  (The Brandon Administration) bunker.

Flashlights

I have several really nice flashlights staged around the house for the “Dark Times”. We have had a few power outages in the past 5-6 years all because of the same %@$!# tree a few properties down the way.  Knock on wood they were always in the summer time so freezing wasn’t a problem and they have removed (FINALLY) the offending tree.

3 medium sized flashlights and 2 headlamps.

The “Husky” flashlights a re fine product, but there are other Energizer lights would have rather had. BUT !!!  The other Energizer lights had (a) uncommon batteries or (b) other than AAA batteries.  I want to have all of the lights using the same batteries.

I don’t buy very many batteries anymore and I was surprised to see that the package of Energizer batteries are good for 10 years. Yeah for that.

I did open each item and test them.  All work.

I asked the question previously about opening the prepackaged supplies.  I did open them and I am glad I did.

1)   Make sure that there really is product in the container.  Would hate to go into the apocalypse zone and find out I have a dozen tubs of someone’s old socks.

2)  Make sure the product is in usable condition.

Of the three tubs I opened, I found 3 items that were damaged.  Two of them had small cuts and one of them had a bad seal/seam on the top.

Now, the company that I purchased the tubs from were willing to give me a refund for the damaged product, but they wanted me to send the entire tub and contents back so they could replace the entire tub !!!  WHAT THE WHAT WHAT ?????

Besides the gross inconvenience, there would be no guarantee that they would have a replacement to send me.

So, I contacted the manufacturer, “Readywise” and they will be sending three replacements to me.

That means sometime soon, I will be sampling the three damaged products for a taste test.

 

 

 

 

Any Y’all Use Patriot Mobile?

Patriot Mobile

It seems at first glance that ATT/Directv will “cancel” OAN News from the programming.

I rarely read/watch OAN but solely on the principle of it, I will be looking to drop my ATT phone coverage soon.

We need to make they pay in real costs.

9 Out Of 10 Doctors………

Don’t approve of eating this:

(And that’s why I go to doctor # 10)

Fried chicken skin.

I was making boneless chicken thigh rolls and decided to wrap them in bacon.  But after rolling the 2nd thigh, I realized that I had forgot to put the skin back on.  Oh well, Just fry up the skin when I fry up the thigh bits l trimmed off for the dog.

The only thing I think more decadent than this food, would be deep frying pork belly in duck fat.

CRAP !!!!! Now I’m Looking For A Laptop……………….

I have had my Win 8 laptop for almost 9 years.

FREE LAPTOP !!!

It’s been a fine computer and has done every thing I need.

But support ended for Win 8 and I purchased my first software that is not Win 8 supported !!

I have always resisted the free update to Win 8.1 just because I don’t like updates.

LAPTOP

It’s cheaper at a few other places, $399-$410.

It’s got a lot of what I want/need.

8 Gig Ram (old 4 Gig)

4.1 Ghz processor (old 1.7)

256 Gig storage.  This will be the first computer I have had with SSD.

Storage is not an issue as I keep most data on several externals.

3 USB ports   Would really like more

Screen size is moot since this will be plugged into a “docking station”.

$400 bucks is in the budget if I cut a few other future purchases.  I hear brakes are only a suggestion.

 

I love new computers because I like tweaking them, I also like the idea of a “clean” computer.

What I don’t like, is having to reinstall all of my software and setting all of my online accounts.

 

January 6, 2021

First, I have to say that if anyone thinks that 01/06/2021 was an “insurrection”, there aren’t enough synonyms in a thousand thesauruses for “dip shit, idiot, moron, dip wad, cocktwaddle, buffoon, fool, jackass, brain stem, nit wit…….” You are the dumbest of the dumb.

My dad and younger brother are huge Trump supporters and were on board the Trump Train long before I was. My brother said he and my dad were planning on going to the Capital that day and I said I would go as well. The plan was to drive and stay outside of DC and take the train in and use public transportation. My dad is in pretty good health for 85 but he can’t spend all day walking around.

Now, I was fully expecting that the Democrat Fascist Storm Troopers would be there to instigate violence (because that’s their sole purpose in life) and I was not going to be in the middle of any of the crowds.
My brother on the other hand wanted to be right up front and center !!!

No freaking way for me !!

But, my brother was hearing rumors that the public transportation was going to be shut down and did not want to go if we couldn’t get our dad around safely so he cancelled.

I still planned on going. I took the week off at work and had the idea that I would be going.
I ended up not going.

A lot of “Who knows” if I had gone.

I wish I had

Adding To The Stash……

I pulled the trigger and bought some of the 25 year shelf life “long term storage” food:

A bucket of powdered eggs.

I remember 40 plus years ago when I was 14-15 on a canoe trip on the Boundary Waters and one of the freeze dried foods we had was “Scrambled eggs”.  I remember them tasting really good !!  I’m going to have to open a package of these and give them a try to see how they are.

 

 

A bucket of “Entrees”.

Cheesy Macaroni

Chili Macaroni

Creamy Past And Vegs

Cheesy Lasagna

Pasta Alfredo

Tortilla Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Savory Stroganoff

I might have to pick one of those to sample as well.  Hate to get to the Apocalypse and find out my food sucks.

Any reason to leave all of the premade items in their original container and not repack them in another tote?

Also picked of a lot of hand/body warmers and a couple of small knives that were on sale.

 

 

New Laws In Illinois……………..

A new law takes effect giving students up to five days off for mental health.

Also called “Slacker days”

A law prohibiting rules regarding hairstyles such as braids and twists. The measure is aimed at ending discrimination based on hairstyles.

RAAAACIST

New consumer protection laws will be on the books. When a loved one dies, survivors are sometimes burdened with cancellation fees from utilities. That will no longer be allowed under law.

Actually a good idea.  Too bad it has to be a law and utilities don’t do it as a matter of doing the right thing.

Starting Jan 1, phone, television and internet providers are prohibited from charging a fee for early cancellation of a service contract.

Bad law.  It’s called a “CONTRACT”

Children’s lemonade stands are getting new protections. Hayli’s Law ensures children under 16 can run a lemonade stand without a permit or license.

Thank God the people that legislate our lives agreed that KIDS can sell lemonade without bureaucratic oversight.

Firearms owners in the state should brace for changes. Fingerprinting for firearms is encouraged, although it is not required. State police can beginning issuing a combined FOID Card and concealed carry license as they establish a public database aimed at preventing the transfer of stolen firearms.

I need to look into this.

It’s good/bad that the FOID/CCL are separate cards. Would be nice not to have to carry one more piece of ID, but it’s also no ones f’n business if I’m buying ammo or a gun to know that I have a CCL.  Of course it would be best, not to have either ID.

Also have to check out the “public database” associated with this law.  Does that really mean a PUBLIC database??????  Also, not sure how a “PUBLIC” database would stop thieves from stealing guns and selling them to prohibited possessors

 

UPDATED :

ELECTRONIC FIREARMS ID COMING TO ILLINOIS IN 202

Stolen Gun Database

In January 2022, the Illinois State Police must develop a stolen gun database through which potential buyers may search the gun’s serial number to see whether it is stolen. The State Police will also monitor state and federal databases for residents charged with firearms crimes. They must correlate these records with CCL and FOID to identify individuals who cannot own a gun.

 

OK, I can dig that.

Won’t stop the sale of guns that haven’t been reported stolen or guns stolen that the SN is unknown etc.

 

Let’s Go Brandon

Fuck Joe Biden

Trump Won

Biden Cheated

 

L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

H/T Last Refuge

L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

 

Since opening in July 2020, the store has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly in a panic following several high-profile smash-and-grab and violent home invasion robberies. The apparent siege has brought in a daily stream of anxious business owners and prominent actors, real estate moguls and film execs, says owner Russell Stuart. Most are arming themselves for the first time.

“This morning I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,’” says Stuart, whose store is discreetly located in a Beverly Hills office building, with no sign on the doors, down the hall from a diamond dealer. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear, which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”

Opened in July 2020???

Concealed Carry Shoot In Chicago………………

Man Shot During Quarrel Outside Jewel-Osco In West Elsdon

Police said a 54-year-old man was leaving the store when he got into a fight with a 32-year-old man in the parking lot. The older man then pulled a gun and shot the younger man in the head.

The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where at last check, he was in serious condition, police said. The man who shot – who police said has a Firearm Owners Identification Card a concealed carry license – was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with an injury to the hand.

“I guess the guy – he tried to bite him in his finger or something, and he pulled out the gun and shot him in the face,” said Luis Chavez, who talked with a witness who was leaving the Jewel-Osco store at the time.

I tooled around the interwebs the day after this shooting and there was a lot of high fiving and back slapping that an older gentleman in Chicago was able to protect himself from an attack.

Lots and lots of mindless speculation that this was a carjacking or a robbery or the such.

Well, the shooter has ALLEGEDLY been charged with aggravated battery with a fire arm.

What ALLEGEDLY started the confrontation?

 

Two people literally tried to go through the same door at the same time and bumped into each other.

There is no video of the actual confrontation outside or of the shooting so it is only the witness statements that provide the details.

From the time the two made first contact, to the shooting, was 60 seconds.

One minute.

Again, there are only witness statements to describe the confrontation, but this shooting by a valid CCL might be an example of “the old West shootout” that CCL opposers in Illinois claimed would happen.  This is one of the few times that a CCL holder won’t be able to make a self defense claim.

This story is several years old, but is still germane:

Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why?

 

 

Any Y’all Do Medical Coding???????

What’s the difference between:

OFFICE OR OTHER OUTPT VISIT EST LOW MDM LVL 3

And

OFFICE OR OTHER OUTPT VISIT EST LOW MOD MDM LVL 4

The difference is $153.00 and $224.00.

My wife and me both went in to the clinic (different days) for the same illness and saw different doctors.

Now, my wife does have a medical condition called “Whiney” so that may have played into it.

The also had a China Wuhan Virus test ($70.00) and I did not.

OMICRON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is a formerly empty parking lot that I pass on the way home everyday and now it is a FREE drive thru China Wuhan Virus testing area.

Bill Gates Responsible For 1/2 Million Deaths ?

Researcher Andrew Hill’s conflict: A $40 million Gates Foundation grant vs a half million human lives

Andrew Hill, MD, is a senior visiting Research Fellow in Pharmacology at Liverpool University. He is also an advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. As a researcher for the WHO evaluating ivermectin, Hill wielded enormous influence over international guidance for the drug’s use.

Hill had previously authored a analysis of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 that found the drug overwhelmingly effective.

On Jan. 6 of 2020, Hill testified enthusiastically before the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidlelines Panel in support of ivermectin’s use. Within a month, however, Hill found himself in what he describes as a “tricky situation.” Under pressure from his funding sponsors, Hill then published an unfavorable study. Ironically, he used the same sources as in the original study. Only the conclusions had changed.

In a remarkable exchange, Hill admitted his manipulated study would likely delay the uptake of ivermectin in the UK and United States, but said he hoped his doing so would only set the lifesaving drug’s acceptance back by about “six weeks,” after which he was willing to give his support for its use.

Hill affirmed that the rate of death at that time was 15,000 people per day. At the 80 percent recovery rate using the drug, which Hill and Lawrie discussed earlier in the call, the number of preventable deaths incurred by such a delay would be staggering — as many as 504,000.

 

THIS IS NOT SCIENCE !!!!!

New Coffee Machine……………………

I quit drink coffee months ago just to see if it helped me sleep at night.  Nope, it didn’t. But I did  stop drinking coffee except for weekends at home.

Instead of coffee in the morning, I’ve been having a “Rockstar”.  I can often find those on sale for about $1 and I back the truck up and load up on them.

The Rockstar is much gentler on my stomach than the coffee is so that’s a good trade off.

However, the supply of cheap Rockstar’s has been depleted and I stopped at  Speedway to get a cup of coffee today and they had a new coffee maker:

They used to have a big setup with 10-15 pots of brewed coffee that you were never quite sure of how old they were and now they have an instant brew machine.

I’m sure they did it because of the China Wuhan Virus, but it must be a great labor saver and it makes a really good cup of coffee.

Small Ammo Score………………

Shoot Point Blank had a coupon in the mail last week: “Buy 2 boxes, Get 1 Free”, so I went to see what was in stock.

It may have been a month ago that I was last in and the pickings were rather slim then, but on this day, they had what I was looking for.

They had 4 different brands of 380 that I was looking for.

2 boxes plus 1 free for $69.75 and that’s about .46 a round.  Higher than it should be, but for today, it’s a great deal.

After my purchase, I wandered about the store and saw this display on the floor:

I called my brother and he said he wanted two boxes.

$215 for 500 rounds, .43 a round, again, much higher than it should be but today it’s a good deal.

 

My Trip To The Dr…………………………..

I get a sinus infection type sickness almost every winter and I know what to expect from it.  I did not get one last winter though.

The wife and I have both been sick for the past 2 weeks with what was eventually diagnosed as “Severe upper respiratory infection” which is a generic term for several different illnesses.  Neither of us had any flu like symptoms.

The wife went to urgent care a day before I did.  Now, shame on me for avoiding getting medical care because I don’t want a false positive China Wuhan Virus test result. (FYI my brother last week had to get tested to go to a big union party downtown Chicago and got back a “positive” test.  He is NOT SICK !!!)  But that is the state of stupid going on in today’s world of medicine.

I went the day after my wife.  Since they did NOT do a China Wuhan Virus test, I felt good to go in.  Very pleasantly surprised to see that they no longer had a “Check in” station where you had to answer questions, get your temp read etc.  That was high hilarity the last time I had to do that at the clinic and hope my experience with them ended that super wasteful nonsense.

We saw two  different Drs. there.  The wife saw a guy that I’ve seen 5-6 times in the past 30 years, mostly for my back way back when.  I saw a guy that I had never seen there before.  It’s notable because of the two very different treatments we were prescribed. (based on the idea that we should have the same illness)

Wife:

Promethazin-Dm 6.25-15 MG/5ML SYP (Cough syrup, wife complained more about coughing)

Azithromycin 250 MG TAB  Quantity 6 1x 6 days (Antibiotic)

Myself:

Prednisone 50 MG TAB Quantity 3 (one a day, 3 days)

Cefdinir 300 MG CAP Quantity 20 2×10 days (Antibiotic)

Now, the wife specifically said that the Dr. said “Not pneumonia” to her but my Dr. did not say that to me.  Jut doing the internet search thing, my treatment swings more to a pneumonia treatment??

Finally, my Dr. gets an extra 100 points for not saying anything about getting a “Not-A-Vaccine” shot !!!!!

 

OSHA Suspends Implementation of Vaccine Mandate per Court Order

OSHA Suspends Implementation of Vaccine Mandate per Court Order

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended the implementation of its federal vaccine mandate affecting roughly 80 million workers in the U.S. after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

This is not a victory yet.

We all know the Fascist administration will try something else…………………