CFL Bulbs or how to have your own Minamata.

They were supposed to be the perfect solution to our environmental woes. If you love Gaia, you had to get rid of those evil republican, right-wing, Bambi killer incandescent light bulbs. Just in case, Congress made sure those evil incandescent light bulbs are phased out and erased form existence by making them pretty much illegal after 2020.  So, once your abode is fully utilizing the new CFLs, you should feel clean and refreshed as morning dew plus you helped save Mother Nature!

Can you imagine anything prettier than this?

But…(there is always a but, the fly in the ointment) apparently CFLs are not that good for the environment or you. If you don’t know by now that the twirly savior of Gaia is filled with mercury, you are in for your own version of the poisoning in Minamata.

Mercury poisoning is one of those particularly nasty ways to slowly die. Mercury attacks the nervous system, slowly destroying it causing pain, reduced brain function…. and death, don’t forget that. And Mercury is the gift that keeps on giving by passing its nastiness to the next generation in the form of grave birth defects.

So, what happens when one of these bulbs break in your house? What should you do? All the answers are in this 3-page instructive by the EPA. It should take you some 6-8 hours to get it clean…maybe. Then again if I were you, I wouldn’t wait for the damn thing to break or die. Just pull the bubls out and dispose of them properly at authorized locations such as Home Depot and then start stocking up on incandescent light bulbs till LEDs drop their prices to where you don’t need to sell your kid’s kidneys to pay for them.

New Trajectory Blog: Japete, segunda parte (Part Two for the Spanish Impaired)

As suspected, the New Trajectory blog is a new version of Japete. Although alleging to be open to ideas and solutions, the first thing he admits is to censor & delete posts plus not being very happy to having his funding traced to the Joyce Foundation. In fact Weer and Linoge got branded as “attackers” for that reason.

My post never made it. Since I laid it heavy on the racist undertones of gun control, I will assume that I fell under the “I only deleted a few comments, due to racist statements.” I did not make the mistake I had with Japete and posted my comment over Snowflakes and on this blog.

The idea of me wearing a bedsheet and burning crosses is hilarious to those who know me, mostly because the would start joking about having to buy a California King Size bedsheet to cover my frame and me giving a race-hating speech with my accent is just too Dali-type Surreal to be even imagined.

Make no mistake, Baldr never cared for a real and honest discourse. His Twitter account shows he was still posting the old traditional lies we have been hearing after making his “peaceful” offer to us the crazed gunnies. Again it is par for the course from people that feel lying to achieve their objectives is not morally wrong at all because they are serving a noble purpose.

Apparently agreement in our times shall not be achieved. At least not at the cost of our rights.

Why Not Regulate Guns as Seriously as Toys?

Nicholas Kristoff at The NY Times asks Why Not Regulate Guns as Seriously as Toys?
The obvious falsehood behind the question is old for most of us and well known as an excuse for more gun control. I am not here to rehash it but to approach it differently. How about we regulate all normal industries as we regulate the firearms industry?

Let’s say that you do own a Teddy Bear factory and are regulated under the rules the firearms industry. Do you know what happens if you happen to make a mistake in your inventory’s numbers and the amount of Teddy Bears comes up short? Or if they do not have serial numbers? If your answer is nothing, it is your stuff and the Feds have no business telling you squat about your inventory and it is stupid to have serial numbers for Teddy Bears, you are up for a very rude awakening.

You will probably recieve a visit from the Feds similar to this:

Extreme? Yes. Exaggerated claims? No and in many cases like Leonard Elliot, Monique MontgomeryPatty Mueller and many others have experienced.

While we are at it, Why don’t we regulate the News Business the same way we regulate the Firearms Industry? You publish anything that is not legal (Congress will determine what is legal to be published) or properly researched or have the proper licenses to publish, you may end up looking at the wrong end of an evil assault weapon. But don’t worry, they are the ones you told us should be armed.

OK so… Do we have a deal?

Yeah…. I didn’t think so either.

A New Trajectory or a New Japete?

Sebastian posted about a new blog called New Trajectory. This blog appears to be  under the blessing of CeaseFire of Oregon. The author, under the Cartoonish name of Baldr Odinson defines himself as “an activist for reducing gun violence in the Eugene, Oregon area, and all of Oregon.” As usual the “gun violence” schtick appears making this look that other types of violence, like beating the hell out of the wife and kids or stabbing people are OK.  In one of Mr. Baldr’s responses over Snowflakes in Hell, I caught the old “Let’s compromise” line and I replied to it and in his blog so I also decided to post here. Hey! It is my blog, right?

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Baldr said: “some who have commented have made suggestions that I think both sides can start from in finding compromise”

So, what are you willing to give up? Our side has been giving up Second Amendment Rights since 1936. Will it be a good compromise for your side to stay off creating new gun laws for 70+ years? Or how about cutting by 2/3 the 20 thousand gun control laws currently in the books? Will your side publicly and loudly admit for the mistake and pay reparations for all the gun control laws placed in order to exert control on the Black population and other minorities plus the deadly consequences they brought? Will you call for the investigation on the abuses of the ATF and the prosecution of agents and administrators that broke the law?
You see, for your side, Concealed Weapons Laws, Open Carry, the cases of Heller and McDonald and the Assault Weapons Sunset appear as big steps back. For us,75 years of constant erosion of our Rights, those things do not even constitute a Good First Step (Remember this expression, if you don’t know it, you’ll hear it plenty coming from your side).
When we hear “compromise” we actually hear “get in the back of the bus nigger. And don’t complain, we are letting you ride the bus after all.” When we see a property with a sign saying “No guns allowed” what we see is “No Blacks, Spics or Chinks” or water fountains that say “For White People Only.” When we see in the news that a legislature wants to criminalize self-defense because they think police should be the only ones armed (and not because they can actually stop crime when it happens, they know better than that) or a prosecutor seeking political notoriety decides to drop the powers of his office on a law abiding citizen that had to defend himself with a gun, what we see is a crowd of idiots dressed in white robes and hoods, lynching a good man under the light of a burning cross.

But you want solutions and I’ll give you my take: If you are not a felon or determined mentally incompetent by a panel of 3 randomly-selected psychiatrists that specialize in violent people, you are free to carry and own whatever you please, otherwise you are forbidden. Next apply Florida Law: you get 10 years for using a gun in a crime, 20 years if you shoot it and Life in Prison if you wound somebody.

And if you think that is not enough, let me remind you that even a low life psychopath like Jared Lee Loughner will never have his First Amendment rights and many others suspended. As a matter of fact, he is being provided at taxpayer’s expense all the considerations possible to be tried under the cannons of our Bill Of Rights.

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Some say I might be a tad too suspicious and that I should give the benefit of the doubt. Sorry but we’ve been burned so many times by the “Let’s Compromise” club that I think we cannot afford to keep doing it. Specially when you catch them saying one thing to you and repeating the same old lies and plotting behind your back. More on this in future posts.

IDPA: SSR Power Factor coming down!

Those shooting in the Stock Service Revolver of IDPA had been whipped into reloading or shooting .38 spcl +P because of the established power factor of 125,000. Almost no commercial .30 special ammo managed to go that high and if you wanted to compete at a sanctioned match, you would either shoot +p or your loads that were close to +P anyways.

From the ProArms Podcast Forum:

For those that shoot IDPA Stock Service Revolver (SSR) there is some big news! The Power Factor (PF) has been reduced from 125 to 105. This is not rumor. It is fact. I have spoken to Robert Ray at IDPA HQ several times this week, and did not post this until it was confirmed. The new PF will go into effect Monday 17 January 2011.
The new 105 PF means that the following bullet/velocity combinations in .38 Special, from a four-inch barrel, are now legal Sanctioned Match loads – 158 grain@675 fps… 140@750… 130@815… and 125@840. This means that those who want to shoot SSR no longer need to reload heavy loads (often above .38+P pressures) to compete. Many factory loads will now work. Any 158 grain LRN standard pressure factory load (Rem, Win, Fed, Speer) will make it easily. Some of the popular 130 grain “Wally World” loads may not. They are borderline… and you will need to chrono them in your gun to be sure.
The bottom line is that you no longer have to be a reloader to shoot SSR. There are a large number of factory loads that will now be legal. For those that do reload, any 158 grain cast or swaged lead bullet can easily make this PF with a fast burning powder like, Bullseye, Red Dot, AA 2, AA5, 700X, and do it at pressures within standard .38 Spl (16,000 CUP) pressures, with loads found in any current loading manual from any of the major powder makers. Bullet weights of 125, 130, and 140 are in the same boat… standard pressure loadings. You don’t have to beat up your .38 chambered gun with +P loads. Thos may prompt some shooters who might like to shoot SSR, but don’t reload, to give it a try. I applaud IDPA for this move… since the previous PF has been somewhat controversial for years. This new PF more reflects Real World and the ability of IDPA shooters to compete with off the shelf ammo.
Chris Christian

Update:Yes, published by IDPA HQ