Archive for August, 2007


August 20, 2007

The WeatherPixie

How to Support the Second Amendment w/o Spending a Dime

August 12, 2007

Get a NRA credit card

Boycott National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies
A list straight from the NRA.

Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
Time Warner Inc.

News Outlets:

Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television
Los Angeles Times
NBC Television Network
Newsweek Magazine
The New York Times
Time Magazine
Washington Post

Terminal Ballistics & Self Defense

August 4, 2007

Ballistics Chart
Stopping Power
As you can see from the above picture .45 ACP, .357 Sig, and .40 S&W all have about the same terminal ballistics or stopping power at short range. The .357 Sig and 10mm have much better ballistics at longer ranges due to their higher velocity.

Nothing can beat a 12 gauge shotgun with 00 buck though. Each pellet from a 12 gauge is equivalent to an AK at 100 yards. The spread of a shotgun is a lot less than what most people realize. The Box-O-Truth shows a 2 1/2″ spread from 12 feet.

Firing a gun inside can and will cause hearing loss. The following are some noise ratings of firearms:

    12 Gauge

-28″ barrel………….151.50dB
-26″ barrel………….156.10dB
-18″ barrel………….161.50dB

    .223, 55GR. Commercial load

-18″ barrel…..155.5dB

9mm……………159.8 dB
.38 S&W………..153.5 dB
.357 Magnum…….164.3 dB
.45 ACP…………..157.0 dB
.45 COLT…………154.7 dB

Ironically a 9mm handgun is much louder than a shotgun with a typical 26″ skeet barrel. Also, most people don’t know that shotguns can be suppressed.

Magazine Capacity & Adaptability

A Sig .357 can often be converted to a .40 S&W with a simple barrel change. No magazine change is required. A Glock 33 can shoot .40 S&W and .357 Sig and 9mm with barrel and magazine changes. For reliability an extractor change is often necessary to convert a .40 to a 9mm but the cost is often justified due to ammo costs. The difference in price in ammo can be notable, especially since the military uses so much 9 mm you can get it as surplus.


Nothing can beat the reliability of a revolver. Smith & Wesson 442 “Airweight” is an ideal self defense handgun because it is small, reliable, and the hammer is highly unlikely to get caught on something.


Magazine springs wear out from compression and decompression. It’s the changing of states that causes wear and tear on the springs. That being said you should load a magazine and let it rest for 5 years. Make sure you test it every once in a while.


A 9mm is often described as a slap while the .45 ACP is described as a push. Practice with both and figure out which one is easier for you to handle.

Getting started
Practice shooting with a .22. Besides a .22 in the hands of a marksman is far more potent than a big-bore rifle in the hands of a novice. Read the 4 rules on safety.

Dogs & Laws

Dog ownership entails daily feeding and walking, intermittent medical care, etc. They are a great alarm but are by no means cheaper or less maintenance than a shotgun. Some States require that to use deadly force you have to announce that you are armed and lock yourself in a room, and the intruder has to be trying to get to you for self defense to be considered. That is an extreme, but it does still exist. Legal fees can be expensive….

Other Sources:
THR on hearing 1, 2, 3

Condomless Sex 200+ times a year: It’s what the doctor ordered

August 2, 2007

lots o sexing painting

From spiegel:

That sex reduces stress — or that no sex increases stress — is hardly a new observation. A team of German researchers, though, is arguing that sexual frustration is a complex phenomenon not to be underestimated. It can precipitate a downward spiral, pulling couples helplessly and unbeknownst into a swirling vortex of all work and no nookie.

From Oprah’s Dr. Oz and a Duke study:

“If you have more than 200 orgasms a year, you can reduce your physiologic age by six years,” Dr. Oz says. He bases the number on a study done at Duke University that surveyed people on the amount and quality of sex they had. “They looked at what happened to folks that are having a lot of intercourse over time, and the fact is, it correlated.”

A study by Gordon G. Gallup, Ph.D. concludes that:

women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed and less likely to attempt suicide than are women who have sex with condoms and women who are not sexually active, leads one researcher to conclude that semen contains powerful—and potentially addictive—mood-altering chemicals.

And apparently 100 days of straight sex can save a marriage.

And according to the guardian:

Forget Sudoku, crossword puzzles and computer games. If you really want to train your brain, then eat dark chocolate, have plenty of sex and follow the Scandinavian example of having cold meat for breakfast.

The growing numbers of people who are trying to strengthen their mental ability through ‘brain training’ should also avoid cannabis, watching soap operas, hanging out with serial complainers or pursuing fat-free diets, according to a new book on getting ‘brain-fit’.

Many of the suggestions in Teach Yourself Training Your Brain are surprising, such as cuddling a baby, cheating at school, reading out loud and doing your university degree in business studies. Co-authors Terry Horne and Simon Wootton say their recommendations are based on and backed by the latest research by leading experts around the world.

Psychology Today, Crying Over Spilled Semen, Why women who don’t use condoms feel happier. Tiffany Kary
Oprah, The Dr. Oz Health Quiz, How often should you have sex?, GERMAN LOVE STUDY, No Sex Leads To Less Sex, Research Shows, May 14, 2007
ABCnews, Finding Love Again With 100 Days of Sex, Career-Focused Couple’s Radical Attempt to Revive Relationship, NICK HAZELL, June 1, 2007

D1, D2

Guardian Unlimited,
How to get your brain up to speed Cold meat and chocolate will get your mind fit … and sex is handy too, according to a new book
, Denis Campbell, health correspondent, The Observer, Sunday December 2 2007