A Walk In The Woods (With Ammo)

Well, I finally got out to “The Woods” this year.  It was a very rainy spring and it’s not easy to drive my small car in swampy land !!  Lots of stuff going on all summer and just didn’t have time to get out there.

I need to get out there the next time with the weed wacker and clear to path coming in.

https://bacontime.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/a-walk-in-the-woods/

I made a much longer course last summer that went through a good part of the woods but on this day, I had already worked and was feeling kind of lazy !!

The AR500 steel plates are new this year.

https://tacticalscorpiongear.com/tactical-scorpion-idpa-ipsc-mini-ar500-steel-7x-1214shooting-target-tsg-gg712-14idpa.html

Ironically, this was about as late as I got out to the woods last year.

Really hope I can get out a few more times before deer season opens and I have to stop !!

Wednesday Linkage

The Other McCain:     ‘Aiyona Hunt’ Is Not a Woman

Woodsterman:             Happy Funday Everyone

EBL:                                OMD: Enola Gay

WUWT:                          In Search of the Enchanted Larch of Yamal

Victory Girls:               Teenagers are Not Experts on Policy. Just Stop.

Bustednuckles:            I May Be Old

Hogewash:                   Interesting Times in Hong Kong

Animal Magnetism:   ANIMAL’S DAILY BAD ADVICE NEWS

357 Magnum:              89 Percent of Mass-shootings Happen in Gun-free Zones

Snopes Debunks Snopes As A Hoax

Snopes.com Verified to be a Hoax – According to Snopes.com

So imagine my shock when I found out this week that Snopes decided to research claims that Snopes itself was a hoax. Snopes, true to its commitment, conducted an in-depth investigation. Stunningly, Snopes concluded that in fact there was no credible evidence to support the existence of Snopes, and reported its findings at its web site, Snopes.com

But interestingly, Snopes then conducted a further investigation and discovered something even more perplexing: Its subsequent study concluded that the alarmist claims by Snopes that it does not exist were in fact just a nefarious hoax, and that Snopes was in fact real after all. It pointed to reams of statistical reports showing thousands of daily web site visits, to debunk claims that it did not exist. But it didn’t end there. Shortly after that study, yet another Snopes investigation was launched, aiming this time to determine whether or not the previous Snopes report – which had reported that the Snopes report claiming thatSnopes.com was a hoax, was itself a hoax – was in fact a hoax or not. 

As of this writing, the answer is still uncertain. It appears that Snopes has been caught in some carnival “funhouse of mirrors” endless loop of claims and counter claims about its own existence. As a result of this chain reaction of Snopes investigations into its own existence, the entire bank of Snopes web servers finally overloaded and crashed – that is, if we are to believe that those web servers ever existed in the first place.

For me, Snopes was my go to site to debunk stories that coworkers told. (I would already know, but had to prove it to them).

Then BLAMMO !!!! Obama got elected and all the sudden Snopes pretty much became liberal propaganda.

Suggested Reading:

Jan Harold Brunvand

He has written many great books on urban legends.

Sunday Linkage

The Other McCain:       How Dangerous Is Baltimore?

Woodsterman:              We Will Rock You ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

EBL:                                American Exceptionalism

WUWT:                          July 2019 Was Not the Warmest on Record

Victory Girls:                Black Activist Tells Asian Shopowners to Go Back

Bustednuckles:             Getting Serious About It

Hogewash:                    Gillette Gets Woke and Goes Broke

Animal Magnetism:    SATURDAY GINGERMAGEDDON

357 Magnum:               If You Break Into Homes…

“Chuck The Wonder Dog”

1980-1986 was a really good time for “good bad” movies.  I really love dumb movies that aren’t pretentious are nothing but clever, dumb chuckles.

This movie is 1984’s “Up The Creek.”

Starring Tim Matheson and Jennifer Runyon.  A bunch of college slackers and goof offs are roped into competing in an intercollegiate raft race. Really?!?! And then the hilarity ensues.

I really, really,really thought Jennifer Runyon was HOOOOOOOTTTTT !!! She was hot in the “Brady Bunch” TV movies and in the TV show, “Charles in Charge.”  Yes, I watched “Charles in Charge” and I really enjoyed it.  Scot Baio and Willy Aames were a great acting duo.

OK, back to “Up The Creek” and one of my favorite bits from the movie starring “Chuck The Wonder Dog.”

You can watch the whole clip, but I’m going to start it in progress:

EBOLA !!!!

Ebola just spread into Uganda. It may soon become an emergency

Ever since the second-largest Ebola outbreak began raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo in August, health authorities have feared that the virus might one day spill over DRC’s porous borders.

That moment, unfortunately, has arrived.

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization confirmed the first cases of Ebola spreading from DRC to neighboring Uganda. A 5-year-old Congolese child traveled across the border with his family on June 9 and then sought medical care in Uganda. The boy died overnight. His 50-year-old grandmother was also diagnosed with the virus, and died a day later. Now the boy’s 3-year-old brother is being treated for the virus near the border.

According to the WHO, Uganda has been preparing for this moment. Health authorities there have vaccinated nearly 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities (including the one where the deceased child was cared for). They’ve also set up Ebola treatment units to isolate and care for the sick.

Still, it’s a disturbing development in an outbreak that remains out of control. “This epidemic is in a truly frightening phase and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon,” said Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, in a statement. “We can expect and should plan for more cases in DRC and neighboring countries.”

Ebola is a horrible disease with a high mortality rate.

Ebola is mostly preventable by just avoiding areas that are likely to have outbreaks or avoiding contact with other people that may have had contact with people from potential outbreak areas.

Not too hard eh?

The US of A used to have incredibly efficient and effective way of preventing outbreaks here:

DON’T LET  INFECTED OR POSSIBLY INFECTED PEOPLE IN !!!!!

Good God, is that too hard to do?

It was until Obama was President.

Ebola evacuations to US greater than previously known

An undisclosed number of people who’ve been exposed to the Ebola virus — not just the four patients publicly identified with diagnosed cases — have been evacuated to the U.S. by an air ambulance company contracted by the State Department.

“We moved a lot of other people who had an exposure event,” said Dent Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air Group. “Many times these people are just fine, they just had an exposure. But you have to treat it as though the disease is present.”

How many exposed patients have been flown from West Africa to the U.S.? Thompson said medical privacy laws and his company’s contract with the State Department prevent him from revealing the figure.

“I’m not avoiding it,” Thompson told Yahoo News. “I’m just not allowed to talk about it.”

 

WHY ARE YOU IMPORTING A DEADLY COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND FLYING THEM AROUND THE COUNTRY??

There is no cure for Ebola.

From the CDC:

Treatment

Symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) are treated as they appear. When used early, basic interventions can significantly improve the chances of survival. These include:

  • Providing fluids and electrolytes (body salts) through infusion into the vein (intravenously).
  • Offering oxygen therapy to maintain oxygen status.
  • Using medication to support blood pressure, reduce vomiting and diarrhea and to manage fever and pain.
  • Treating other infections, if they occur.

Recovery from EVD depends on good supportive care and the patient’s immune response. Those who do recover develop antibodies that can last 10 years, possibly longer. It is not known if people who recover are immune for life or if they can later become infected with a different species of Ebola virus. Some survivors may have long-term complications, such as joint and vision problems.

Therefore, Ebola can be treated in place, rather than transporting thousands of miles.

We know some things about Ebola, and certainly not everything.

DON’T TAKE CHANCES !!

Sunday Linkage

The Other McCain:       Why Don’t Journalists do Journalism?

Woodsterman:              Libturd Friday II

EBL:                                 Lindsay Shepherd: Banned in Canada and on Social Media

WUWT:                          Crenshaw Introduces Bipartisan Carbon Capture Legislation

Victory Girls:                 Iran: The Path to War

Bustednuckles:              Completely

Hogewash:                     50 Years Ago Today

Animal Magnetism:    SATURDAY GINGERMAGEDDON

357 Magnum:              The Eagle Has Landed

Wednesday Linkage

The Other McCain:          Blunder or Genius?

Woodsterman:                   Bottle Cap Challenge

EBL:                                    Ilhan Omar making light of al Qaeda and hating those Jooooos

Watts Up With That:      Climate Change is ‘not a clear and present danger’

Victory Girls:                   New Asylum Rule: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

Bustednuckles:               Now I’m REALLY Impressed!

Hogewash:                      Trump v. Pelosi v. AOC

Animal Magnetism:     ANIMAL’S DAILY SERVICE RIFLE NEWS

357 Magnum:               Teen Tragically Shot – OR – Law Abiding Homeowner Defending Himself