Monday, July 31, 2006

A miserable Sunday

Woke up feeling ok on Sunday, did the grocery shopping. After bringing in the groceries, I felt a bit tired, so I sat down for a minute. When I tried to stand up, I almost passed out. I was feeling extremely light-headed, dizzy, nauseous, and was sweating profusely. My wife got home a couple of minutes later, and I couldn't even stand up to go to the hospital, so I had to ride the ambulance. My first concern was my heart; except for not having chest pains, everything was indicative of an attack. I am no stranger to heart problems (had to get a stent put in last year), so I was very concerned, especially since the doctors felt there was a high probability of it being another attack. After a myriad of tests, they found out that I have a bad infection (good, no heart problems), and sent me home after pumping me full of antibiotics. Spent a miserable night, had a high fever and I feel like I've been run over by a dumptruck. I am due to go in in about an hour and get another bag of stuff dripped into me, hope your day goes better than mine.


Well, after some serious vein gouging, three shots in the butt, and some pills, my temperature is normal; yesterday it was running around 103. My blood pressure has gone up to 90/59 (it was even lower yesterday, probably why I was so dizzy). It seems I have a really bad case of cellulitis in my left leg (it is bright red, hot, and twice the size of my right leg), but at least now I can hobble around a bit with the aid of a cane. The odd thing is that I also show all the symptoms of pneumonia, but without the coughing. Go figure.
My thanks to people who have stopped by to wish me well, it is really appreciated. I guess I'll go lay down in a bit (I have been sleeping/passing out intermittently all day), thanks again.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Another brilliant study

Boston -- A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less active they were, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues report.

What genius came up with this? I don't have a medical degree, but I could have figured this out without a fancy study. Do any of them know the definition of a couch potato?
In other news, we still don't have a cure for cancer.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Concerning wheelguns

Over at the Pistolero's blog there was a bit of a discussion about being old-fashioned; I've always had a fondness for revolvers, and some of my oldest memories are of shooting them before I was old enough to read. I decided to post some of my Rugers here. The grips may look odd on the single-actions, but I had to put some oversize grips on them due to the fact that most wheelguns tend to be made for people with narrower hands than mine. The double action is a Redhawk in 44 mag, the long-barreled Super Blackhawk is 44 mag, and the shorter barrel gun is a Blackhawk in 45LC.
Click thumbnail for larger picture.

I may post pictures of some of my other guns later.

You Don't Speak for Me

This is definitely a group of people who should be both commended and supported by all of those who are against illegal immigration.
Hat tip to GuyK

Monday, July 17, 2006

The only ones immune enough...

The London police who shot/executed Jean Charles de Menezes last year will not be charged for mistakenly killing an innocent man, though the department may face a charge of "violating the country's health and safety code".
It is interesting that in a country that prohibits civilians from using force in all but the most extreme cases of self-defense, the police can run down and kill someone on the suspicion that the person may be guilty.
No wonder they don't like the police to have guns in the UK.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

'Crime Emergency' Declared in DC

Our nation's capitol is in the midst of a murder spell; interesting because of it being held up as a model of gun control (there is no civilian ownership of handguns allowed). Why is it that the areas that do not allow citizens the basic human right of self-defense seem to have this problem the most? If outside guns are the culprit, then why is it that the surrounding states that allow people their right to self-protection do not have the same problem? I think the answer is self-evident. One of these never stopped a crime.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Steam-powered computer

This is one way to go mobile, I guess, but I think a laptop would be easier.

Helpful maid may have taken $13K tip

We obviously have someone here with more money than brains...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Early Drinking Significantly Raises Dependency Risk In Later Years

Here we have another "study" from the no-shit-Sherlock department. Why can't I get funding for some of these no-brainers?

If a person starts drinking alcohol before 14 years of age he/she is at a 78% higher risk of having an alcohol problem in later years compared with people who start when they are at least 21, say researchers from Boston University School of Public Health, USA.

How much did they have to spend to figure out that? Of course if someone starts any bad habit early, it is more likely to persist; haven't these people got any contact with the real world?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

UN Human Rights Council

This has got to be one of the most idiotic councils I have ever seen; it is so obviously lopsided and has no relation at all to human rights. The member countries are all some of the worst violaters of human rights themselves, and basically they are just using it to further their own goals, which have nothing at all to do with freedom or people's rights. But, consider that they are part of the UN, which is one of the most corrupt, money-squandering, useless organizations in the world. There is a need for an organization like the UN, but what we have now is a farce.
Just my opinion.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

We're the only ones technical enough

The 'Mafia cops' had their conviction overturned on a technicality, the lawyers actually are proud of their performance.