Monthly Archives: May 2018

Loading Berry’s Bullets In My .45-70

 That beauty on the right is Berry’s Bullets .458 diameter 350 grain RSFN copper-plated bullet. It’s recommended for target-shooting and plinking up to 1700 ft/s muzzle velocity and they cost about the same as my typical 308 or 8mm hunting … Continue reading

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Tariffs On Canadian Base Metals, Again…

“President Trump is imposing steep tariffs on steel and aluminum from three of America’s biggest trading partners — Canada, Mexico and the European Union.” See Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel and aluminum tariffsSigh. Insanity is hitting your head against … Continue reading

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Trump, Explained

“Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien, among others, is a sedative primarily used for the treatment of trouble sleeping. It is typically only recommended if sleep hygiene is not effective. It decreases the time to sleep onset by about … Continue reading

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Hope For The Future

Yesterday, I removed tree seeds that were stratifying in damp soil in plastic bags in my refrigerator preparing to grow. I found some, like these Nanking Cherry seeds, had already sprouted and looked ready to raise their heads towards Sun. … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Too “Liberal” With Big Oil

“Morneau said the project is in the national interest, and proceeding will preserve jobs, reassure investors and get resources to world markets. He could not say what additional costs will be incurred to build the expansion, but suggested a toll … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies And Trump Job Approval

“Gallup 40% Rasmussen Reports 51% News/Wash Post 42% News/Wall St. Jrnl 40% PPP 43% Economist/YouGov 44% Quinnipiac 40% Reuters/Ipsos 43% Marist 39% CBS News 43% Pew Research 42%” See President Trump Job ApprovalIn science, if you do a bunch of experiments … Continue reading

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Whether The Weather

I did a few errands around the yard today: finished seeding some bare spots in the lawn, applied high nitrogen granular fertilizer and observed some germination on the last edge of lawn facing the road. The grass survived winter quite … Continue reading

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Illegitimate Trump

Trump must really get a chuckle out of how he’s cowed the news media and the Democratic Party. They both are not talking about impeachment nearly enough and the I-word is on the back-burner. Look at the facts: Trump surrounded … Continue reading

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More Maths: EVs Are A Good Buy Today

“Because there is still a fairly significant price premium on EVs versus similar ICE models, inadequate range on many models, and limited charging infrastructure in some markets, it is too early to worry about trying to convince mass-market consumers to … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Demise Of The ICEd Automobile

I am a little premature but I celebrated the demise of the ICEd (Internal Combustion Engine) automobile by watching the Indianapolis 500 mile race. It wasn’t as spectacular as some races in the past but definitely one of the safest. … Continue reading

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WOW! Chinese Electric Car Buyers Have Choice!

“Chinese automakers have symbolic export numbers, but the domestic market is more than enough to absorb current Chinese production capacity, helped by the fact that it is still a protected market and foreign OEMs haven’t yet looked seriously at this … Continue reading

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Someone Else Will

“Uniti, the Swedish startup that is planning to build an all new electric car, claims pre-orders for the car have now reached $60 million. To all those auto industry executives out there who whine about people not wanting to buy … Continue reading

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