Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Link Dump.................
A veritable cornucopia of stuff to read today.

Found this at Roger's place this morning-

A very cool SR-71 Blackbird story
"How a Pilot Risked His Life To Spy On Libya"
"With the Libyan coast fast approaching now, Walt asks me for the third time, if I think the jet will get to the speed and altitude we want in time. I tell him yes. I know he is concerned. He is dealing with the data; that's what engineers do, and I am glad he is. But I have my hands on the stick and throttles and can feel the heart of a thoroughbred, running now with the power and perfection she was designed to possess. I also talk to her. Like the combat veteran she is, the jet senses the target area and seems to prepare herself."
Great read.

He also linked to a Doug Ross story about my least favorite, Dead Kennedy-
Newly released FBI files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the late Senator Ted Kennedy was quite the twisted leftist.
BTW, He's been sober for over a year now.

The last American WWI Soldier has died-
Last living US WWI vet dies in W. Va. at age 110
110 years old. Amazing. God Bless and rest well sir.

The only woman ever to make me consider a career as an internet stalker, Brigid at Home on the range, has a good post today about a topic you've heard me talking about here recently-

Budget Cuts - Storing Your Food . Good advice. I'm hoping you'll listen to her if you haven't been listening to me about this.

She had another good post on personal protection ammo the other day-
Home on the Range Advice of the Day
"If you're going to have just one bullet.

Make it hollow point."

Hard to argue with a professional.

It's incredible the amount of damage the human body can sustain and keep on going. That's good if it's YOU who need to keep on going, but not so good if it's the bad guy. Over the years, I've seen quite a few folks with gun shot wounds (GSW) come through the ER who, according to Hollywood standards, should have been very dead.

Dead ringers through the chest and even head shots and they were still very much alive and potentially dangerous.
Short story to illustrate- A few years ago after a long police chase, a young guy placed the butt of a 12gauge shotgun loaded with #7-1/2 birdshot on the ground in front of him. He then leaned his chest right on the barrel and pulled the trigger. Entry was just below and on the left of the sternum angled a bit up and to the right.
Yep, right into his heart. This happened way the hell out in the sticks and it took 20-25 minutes to get him to the hospital ER. He was still alive when they pulled up to the door of the ER where he crumped out. It took the cops and EMS a couple of minutes to subdue him at the scene and it was a good thing he didn't decide to shoot at them or have another weapon in his pocket. His heart was shredded but he still lasted all that time.
Ya just never know.

Many years ago there was a BoyScout who got to close to the Archery Range and came in looking just like Steve Martin-


Yep. Right through the friggin head. He was awake and alert and not complaining much at all. For a kid that had an arrow right through his head anyway.
We sent him to the BigCityHospital and he's probably a Lawyer or Politician now.

Yep, ya never know.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday Afternoon-

Great game console.

Bonus Picture-






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