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Conspiretardation…

...is an incurable ailment. -BLT

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Blarg

Was supposed to go flying today with a buddy who recently bought a plane. Was very excited about this. Then: ear infection. Son of a bitch. Then: father-in-law tells me that best treatment is bourbon. He’s a wise dude.  I … Continue reading

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Bachelorism

It’s nearly as deadly as botulism.  I’m a temporary bachelor.  This is usually a really sweet deal for 3-4 days, and then it really sucks. However, I’ve been doing some clean living lately, and I’ve noticed that a 5th of … Continue reading

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Fury

  I hope this movie does right by my Army brothers. It certainly looks promising. -BLT

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#YesAllWomen

Since we’re suffering yet another cycle of national misandry (probably since it is an election year), I thought I’d post this story. Two 12-year-old girls inspired by Internet horror stories lured a girl of the same age into a wooded … Continue reading

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STFU and take my money

Worth watching all the way to the end. I’ve been looking for another ‘06, so that my pile of ammo isn’t dependent on a single beat up old Garand.  My prayers have been answered. It’s also suppressor ready! -BLT

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Hugo Awards

Apparently, there was some controversy this year as… ...actually, I don’t give a damn. Off to watch “Blue Max” on Amazon Instant Video. -BLT

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Life, people, friends

So I asked for suggestions a couple of nights ago on how to not squander a weekend by myself. There are no armed drones (monsoon rains here).  Gambling was a wash.  Every firearm I own is in now perfect’y clean … Continue reading

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Help! What do I do?

I was so busy at work and in life, that I totally spaced that the wife and kid were heading east to visit family for ten days. I have made zero plans.  Unless I plan something intelligent, I will probably … Continue reading

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Range Report

I’ll let the video do most of my talking.  After I attach the suppressor and run that magazine dry, the next magazine is subsonics.  Thing is ridiculously quiet… Next weapon up is the new 10.5” upper in 5.56×45.  It’s a … Continue reading

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HateMachine – It’s a pistol!

Per the PSA Marcus posted below. I couldn’t get the SigTac pistol brace fully seated…she’s sort of stuck where she’s at. Range report to follow soon. Edit:  Click pic for close-up. -BLT

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Busy winter…and an update

Spring has sprung, but winter sure ended with some serious shit on everyone’s plate. It’s been a month for all of us here at JBM. Marcus has been herding cats in a generally eastern direction. Quilly…well…frozen pipes and circumnavigation always … Continue reading

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Man work

Today was quite the education at work.  The last three weeks have been something of a trial…but today was definitely the “final exam, with a Machiavellian twist.” All is good (in fact, in many ways: GREAT), but today was certainly … Continue reading

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Because

I thought we’ve seen this before.  In any case, it deserves this post. Badassitude in Botswana (CNN) —Botswana may not be the first country you’d associate with head banging and shredding guitar solos, but in recent years its heavy metal scene … Continue reading

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Mental Genius

I know it apparently takes superhuman intelligence to realize certain things. Things like “having diplomatic personnel run around post-Qaddafi Libya without protection is just terrorism bait.” So I’ll share some more superhuman intelligence for y’all:  The Sochi Olympic Games are … Continue reading

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The Land of the Morning Calm

The Venn diagram of “Interesting Shit Happening In North Korea” overlaps significantly with “Odds I’m Headed To Korea.” Our Dearest Marcus seems to catch the same sort of coincidence. Most interesting of all on this trip, however, is that I … Continue reading

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The Chinese Test

China has been swinging their dick around lately. They tend to do this when they perceive our president as weak.  The last time was after the USS Cole bombing and the contentious 2000 election. We’ll see how this develops…but drawing … Continue reading

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Comic relief

I was going to post about how David Uberuaga, the NPS superintendent of the Grand Canyon (i.e. the chief ranger), is a corrupt douche…I got the spider sense he was real slime when he told protesters at the gates of the … Continue reading

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And…my official health care premium increase is in.

26% increase in 2014 over 2013. Thanks, ACA. -BLT

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Climate rant…

Reposted, with additions (and vodka), per the Chicken Little thread… I’m an engineer…and I don’t need to convince anyone of the science and “truthiness” of my shit, because my shit speaks for itself by working Now, we have these “special” … Continue reading

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