Auto makers have been putting back up cameras on cars for some years now. Its proven to be solid tech.
Every bike I’ve ever owned, the mirrors show me what my elbows look like. And I don’t have a neck like an owl.
Put rear view cameras on the bike and a small display where the mirrors are, so we can know what’s behind us and if we can change lanes safely. A head check might not catch that guy coming up on you at high speed.
This shouldn’t add more than 500 bucks to a brand new bike.
With all the scandals that the White House has going on right now, it seems the Benghazi issue is being minimalized. Even Fox News people are pretty much saying that it’s not that important and are more worried about the IRS SNAFU.
While a Tax Audit is a problem, 4 Americans did not get killed in one botched Audit.
And the excuses do not hold water.
A. ”What does it matter?”
B. ”It happened a long time ago.”
Both responses show a lack of care and concern and are pretty much admitting guilt. The response about budget is bogus and we all know it. Every US Marine knows it. The CIA knows it. Having US Marines sweep in and protect and extract an Ambassador is something the Marines just do. You don’t even have to call them… they’ll just go. What you do have to do though is to call them and tell them to stand down. The choice was made that these men were to die. What I want to hear is why they chose to let the Ambassador, and those with him, die in Benghazi.
I want FOX and the rest of the Media to HAMMER the Administration on this.
But what does it matter? It was a long time ago.
It’s interesting living outside of a Marine base. One can occasionally hear the rapid fire reports of small arms, and the overhead flights of V-22 Osprey and heavy Chinook helicopters.
At any eating establishment one can overhear the conversations of Grunts… The topic of shooting is common. I feel at home here. Even if I’m addressed as Sir by these young Grunts… America’s warriors. So young, they still have spots. Can’t yet grow facial hair… Yet they are our front lines. The tip of the spear that is our national will.
Observing them, I am impressed. Well behaved, clean cut, razor sharp physically and mentally.
I’m proud of them all. They are our Nation’s Sons… Our best and brightest… So much potential if they were in any other industry… Yet they are willing to lay down their lives at the command of a Government that spends them so cheaply. This saddens me, and fills me with pride at the same time… Because they are our warriors.
The humidity in Jax is comfortable to me. Weather is warm now, soon to be hot. But I’m enjoying it.
My laptop died during the move. I’ve no internet at home. So vids, posts, and writing is going to be infrequent at best for awhile. I’ll need to get a new phone too. I’ll need a local number. T-Moble sucks here as much as it did in Vernal. Didn’t think that was possible… So I will be looking at Verizon.
Overall, everything is as expected and I’m happy to be here. Things will be better once I get some furniture, utilities, and such… But we are doing fine.
My sons and I were discussing current events today and the subject of Printable Guns came up. Along with other topics such as how most new tech is driven by the porn industry….
So, were talking about the 3D printers will one day combine printing circuits which will allow you to print a drone, and the controller for it. And print your own robot…. And once the porn industry gets a hold of it, you can take creeper pics of some hot chick you saw, then go home and print her as a Lovebot to molest… Or download a celebrity.
Back to the gun issue. ITAR shutting down the plan for a 3D printable gun is the government building sandcastles in front of the coming tide. It’s futile. The cat is out of the bag. And since schematics and detailed plans are already out there for most any type gun… The only issue is one of material science. And instead of printing a gun, print molds to make guns out of better materials.
Colt started out with a wood carved revolver… Now look at it all. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
I see it happen all the time. And it’s sad. At the gun counter, there lay two beautiful guns. One perhaps a little flashier, one a little more duty oriented… and the guy looking at them is terribly conflicted. You see, he’s been fed a lie all his life and now it’s become a moral dilemma for him.
It’s a trick question. The correct answer is BOTH. You don’t have to pick just one. And honestly, if there is an moral question here, it’s that you believe you can’t have and love both. You have more than one kid, you can love them all, right? You own more than one Motorcycle, you can love each one for their respective qualities and that doesn’t diminish one or the other.
So when you are looking at those guns and having a hard time deciding… Get Both.
They can both be your huckleberry. You don’t have to pick just one. THERE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE!
Okay, now say you do have a heart large enough to love both. And a Visa Card that winked and nodded that “It’s alright”… and you go for it. Know this… You may still fill out the same ATF Form 4473, but the dealer then has to fill out another form. All the same information… what guns and their serial numbers, and all your information… and that form is either scanned and emailed, or faxed directly to the ATF. They have to do this if you buy more than one handgun within 7 days. You can bet the ATF is keeping that information. Putting it all in a database. I’m not saying this is “Registration”. But it’s registered. You might want to space those guns out a little. Take one home. Then 10 days later, take the other one home. The ATF can already go to the shop and look at and copy the 4473′s… but at least they are not getting them sent directly.
First off, even though I’m going to work for G-Code, I am still in love with my holsters from Adams Holsters. Luke’s custom leather work does spoil a guy. My Sharkhide rigs are a step above and beyond. For anyone looking for good leather, I will continue to recommend Adams Holsters. Even if you don’t want Shark.
When it comes to Kydex, I’ve always recommended G-Code. Nothing has changed there. I have a G-Code holster for my 1911 and from my Beretta. I also have a REAC Rig, which is one of the original Drop Leg rigs from G-Code. Always been a fan. My mag holders I use in training and IDPA has been G-Code.
Secondly, I am not a cross between Dr. Cox and Dr. House. I’m just an Ogre. I’ve always been an ogre. Severe of opinion and judgmental. In fact, the first nickname I had as a child was “The Judge”. I’m not making that up. They called me that. Grandparents did. I can’t help it. I’m a natural born critic. I’m not mean… that’s just who I am. Just know this, more than anything… I’m most judgmental and critical about myself. I beat myself up to the point of near death… That’s just me. So cut me some slack on that. K?
In one week I’ll be driving across our great country… Going home… Leaving Vernal, Ut and heading to Jax, NC.
Most likely, I’ll be heading East on the I-70 route.
What are the points that “I Must Stop At”? The best Eats, the best sights… If I’m crossing Kansas, there has to be something worth stopping for other than another tank of juice.
Normally I blast through as fast as possible. But there has to be something worth pulling off the interstate for.
Or should I take another route?
Talk to me, Road Warriors.
I’m bringing one, maybe two of my Sons with me… So no titty bars. I want them to see the best of our beautiful Nation along the way.
Speak to me, Road Warriors.
This is an important time for me and my Oldest son. A time to bond. A time to build memories we’ll cherish. Maybe have some fun along the way.
React to me, Road Warriors.
Build me a map worthy of Remembering!
UPDATE: If I take a route other than I-70, it would be a more southern route, not north. I will travel no where through Illinois.
When you end one chapter, you turn the page and start the next one. Today was my last day at Basin Sports. I worked there for a long time. My wife snapped this photo as she picked me up:
I’ve learned a great deal during my time here. Worked with some great people… on both sides of the gun counter. I’ve sold countless firearms and biblical amounts of ammunition, reloading supplies, and accessories. I’ve armed thousands of good, patriotic Americans. I’m proud of my work here. As I move on, I hope I can do as much and more so in my new position at another company.
Flying over the Rockies, I look down and see majestic snow covered mountains. They are beautiful, but mostly inaccessible… If you try to access them unprepared, they will kill you. The Appalachians however, are beautiful in a different way… Lush and inviting, and accessible. Only real threat are the Huron who might try to cut your head off, but they are easily avoided.
I am not saddened about leaving Utah, but about leaving the wonderful people here that have enriched my life. There are some great people here… good friends. Friends that have become Family to me.
But Leaving “Utah” it’s self… I can’t want to go. I have to be honest about that. The weather. The cold winters. The politics. Utah has it’s own very unique internal politics. The State fails to Lead in just about everything and doesn’t get anything good done. It miss manages its resources, demands more from you, and then acts all holier than thou about it. It’s turned over every square inch of land that wasn’t pinned down by someone over to the FED’s in exchange for PILT Money… Payment in Lew of Taxes… and then it bitches about not having enough money for education. They gave up dollars to get a few quick pennies.
My frustration with Utah only became unbearable when I became politically active and really looked at what’s going on. When I tried to do something about it, I received some support, yes, but I also received threats because they didn’t want me to rock the boat.
Utah is satisfied with complacency and mediocrity, and I am not.
I will miss my friends here, a great deal. I wish I could take them all with me… I really do.