Sunday, November 18, 2018

Removing Blood Splatter

We are still finding blood splatter from when Rosie cut herself.  Some of it wipes away with a wet paper towel, especially on gloss paint and porcelain.  But on semigloss paint, you need to use a sponge with some rough surface, and do with the direction of the splatter.

If you are covering up a crime, I doubt this will fall the luminol test.

Consequences of Voting Republican Were Worse in the Past

Ouachita Parish, La. (1876)
Before 11/29/1876: Several white men entered the Pinkston home to discourage Republican voting by Henry Pinkston, colored.  They gagged him, stabbed him, dragged him outside and shot him.  Then they cut his baby’s throat.  They shot Henry’s wife Eliza, and then one said to another “’I want some of that.’  They held my legs up, and jumped on me.”  Several of the other men raped her as well.  Then they attacked Eliza with an ax and knife, and knocked her teeth out.  (Fortunately, the ax head fell off the handle during the attack.)  During her testimony, she “unfastened her dress and exposed her breast, which was all cut up, and a most horrible sight to look at.”  She then fainted.
Category: residential
Suicide: no
Cause: political terror
Weapon: firearm, ax, knife[1]

[1] “Proceedings in the Case of Eliza Pinkston,” Clarksville[Tenn.] Weekly Chronicle, Dec. 9, 1876.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Gun Control Advocate Goes Full Kook

Free Beacon reproduces response of Rep. Swalwell (D-LaLaLand) :
The Democratic congressman's comments were prompted by a Twitter user's response to an article about Swalwell's call to force gun owners to relinquish assault weapons. The piece recounts how Swalwell "has proposed outlawing ‘military-style semiautomatic assault weapons' and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution."
Yup.  Use nuclear weapons to confiscate assault weapons.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Walther Recall

Important Safety Recall
NOVEMBER 2018 Walther PPS M2 Pistols

Walther Arms, Inc. has recently discovered a potential safety issue with certain PPS M2 pistols. Walther is voluntarily initiating a recall to protect the safety of its customers because under certain conditions it is possible that some of these pistols may fire when dropped.

Please do not load or fire your Walther PPS M2 pistol and contact us immediately to arrange to have your pistol upgraded free of charge.

AN3020 - AN9999
AO0000 - AO9999
AP0000 - AP9999
AQ0000 - AQ9999
AR0000 - AR9999
AS0000 - AS9999
AT0000 - AT9999
AU0000 - AU7502

If your Serial Number is not listed above it is NOT affected by the Recall.

Link to Official PPS M2 Recall Page:

Do You Recognize This Gas Mask Filter?

I am cleaning out Fibber McGee's closet.  I found a collection of gas mask filters, which when I bought the masks were represented as Israeli surplus.  The markings on the filters are in German.  And apparently made by a company called Auer,  The connector is 30mm, and has a strong resemblance to this filter for a German WW2 gas mask.  This may just be a coincidence, induced by similar needs.

If the filters are WW2 era, then the masks, bought with these filters, probably are too, and thus valuable.  Can you enlighten me?

Social Media is Our Future

Instapundit links to this horrifying 11/12/18 BBC story about two men accused on WhatsApp of kidnapping children for their internal organs:
"It appears that these criminals are involved in organ trafficking... In the past few days, children aged four, eight and 14 have disappeared and some of these kids have been found dead with signs that their organs were removed. Their abdomens had been cut open and were empty."
The flash mob brought together by WhatsApp killed them in front of the police station and set them afire.
Moments later, the crowd coalesced into a mob with one goal. The narrow gate at the entrance to the police station was wrenched open and Ricardo and Alberto Flores were dragged out. As people held their phones aloft to film, the men were pushed to the floor at the base of four stone steps and savagely beaten. Then the petrol that was brought earlier was poured on them.
Eyewitnesses believe Ricardo was already dead from the beating, but his uncle Alberto was still alive when they set the two men on fire. Video footage shows his limbs moving slowly as the flames licked around them.
Who would have thought that Mexican peasants were so connected?  And who but a watcher of "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" would think that a mob could do this?

Gobs of Acetal

Trying to sell lots of leftover acetal that were left over from ScopeRoller manufacturing.  Small pieces.  This stuff is a joy to machine because when the tools hit it, a thin sheet of formaldehyde gas produces a lubricating layer.  Taps nicely as well.   Think of it as being like aluminum but a bit too much flexibility and easier to machine. Young's modulus is about 1/20th of aluminum, similar hardness.