Month – January 2009

Friday Linkzookery – 30 Jan 2009

The British called – They want their guns back! The “take away everyone’s guns” thing isn’t working out so well. At least not for everyone. The Never Ending Small Arms Caliber Debate Lt Col P and Uncle Jimbo on the issue. Change for the Worse The big “stimulus” bill undoes the 1996 cap on welfare […]

AR Accessory Rundown

My recent article Black Market is up on the Shooting Sports Retailer magazine website. Check it out if interested. A little more discussion over at GunPundit. Plus, weigh in over there with your favorite AR accessories. [ women viagra | sublingual cialis pro 20mg pills 270 $374.00 | diovan 160mg pills $160.00 | cialis | […]

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Challenger

1986: I was in the high school library playing chess. We had wanted to watch the lift-off, but the television wasn’t working. Some kid came in and told us, and after finally coming around to believing he wasn’t pulling our leg about the space shuttle blowing up, I asked him if it pulled into pieces, […]

Dreamliner

The first flight of the Boeing 787 will hopefully take place next quarter, but when it happens it will be without all of the proper fasteners in place. Boeing acknowledged Monday that it will not take the extra time that would be needed to hunt down and replace all the nonconforming fasteners in the six […]

‘By some they are’

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Change

Is this a preview of the things to come? Obama Tours Press Digs President Obama took a surprise tour of the White House press room late Thursday afternoon, startling journalists as he explored their cramped work area. The presidential walk-through touched off what Associated Press writer Ben Feller described as “a wild scene,” as journalists […]

Lead Ammo Ban coming to Washington?

Last September over at GunPundit, I noted a proposal that the NRA said was an attempt to ban lead ammunition in the state of Washington. Kathy Davis, a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Ecology, contacted me and pointed out that they were not calling for a ban on lead ammo, just a “voluntary, […]

Sunday Space Blogging

We’ll try this again. The previous attempt posted despite only one item, and I pulled it. Not sure if this is going to be a regular weekly feature or not, but I’ve really been ignoring a lot of space-related issues and stories. So here are a few. NASA gives space cargo contracts to start-up firms […]

Inside BAE’s Jam Lab

How BAE’s Jam Lab Develops Countermeasures Against Antiaircraft Missiles Popular Mechanics: For U.S. and NATO countermeasures researchers and for Russian anti-aircraft missile designers, the Cold War never ended. Between 1991 and 2000, all but four of the 17 total U.S. aircraft that had been shot down in combat were hit with missiles, according to a […]