Notes for Wednesday – February 25, 2015

February 25th is the birthday of bluegrass music legend Ralph Stanley. (born 1927). His harmonizing and high tenor soloshave an almost haunting sound to them, but I must mention that I was disappointed to hear that he once made a campaign commercial for BHO, back in 2008. Something tells me that he now regrets having done so. o o o KI4U, Inc is offering a Radiation Detector (RADSticker) for the cost of shipping ($1). First come, first served, and limit of one per customer. They’ve set aside 1000 stickers for this promotion. o o o Today, we present another entry …

Range Brass to Finished Cartridge, Tips For The Ubiquitous .223 Cartridge, by R.W. – Part 2

Why would anyone go to the risk or bother to reload their own bullets, if all things are equal? For instance, why reload if reloading materials are just as available as finished bullets and conversely there are no shortages or sticker shock encountered in either? That’s a good question. My advice is to leave no stone unturned, dig a little deeper, and keep all of your options open. Not all bullets are created equal, of course. Even if all manufacturers made the same specifications, performance and accuracy would vary wildly, or else the science of punching holes in paper to …

Letter Re: To Camo or Not To Camo?, by J.M.

HJL, J.M.’s point about having an agreement with your team about what to wear when you are approaching a team compound so you can be recognized as belonging to part of a team brought up a very good point that I think deserves closer examination. Basically what J.M. is talking about is a method of authentication. He also did bring up some of the weak points of using this as authentication, such as if you get commonly available camouflage will someone be able to infiltrate? Let’s take it a step further. What if you get extremely custom one-of-a-kind camouflage and …

Economics and Investing:

The Day the ATMs Run Out… – D.S. o o o Goldman Sachs Acts as Economic Hitman Against Public School Districts. – H.L. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Video: Is Another Recession Looming for the U.S.? – This is a must watch in my opinion. You have to bear through his delivery, but the information is very good. Banks Face U.S. Manipulation Probe Over Metals Pricing Oil Rebounds After Libya’s Largest Field Shuts Down European Commission Accepts Greek Economic Measures After Review

Odds ‘n Sods:

Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone. – JBG o o o Anything that is scarce, or perceived as expensive, will be stolen – Water thefts on the rise in drought-stricken California. – S.B. o o o FedEx Refuses to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make Untraceable Guns. – G.G. o o o It’s a bit expensive but very interesting. Flow Hive Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive. – S.G. o o o Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Lay In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’. – T.P.