Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

Another Bridge To Nowhere

I live a few miles from a bridge to nowhere. It was built a few miles from a centre of population. There was a bridge already at that place and another a few miles south. It cost $millions and is … Continue reading

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.45-70 and Unique

“I think a very safe general-purpose Unique load is to find the volume that will just overflow the case, and half that for a Unique load (with no heavier than middle-weight bullets). This is about 15gr with a .308, probably … Continue reading

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Night Of The Undead – GOP Teeters

“Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are locked in a neck and neck battle to decide who will represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. After a long night of drama, the race is still too close to call. Lamb holds a … Continue reading

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The Trumpian Wall

I laughed to hear how Trump is choosing his design of wall, with a roll on top to make it harder to climb over. I am not a great climber. I used to climb ladders and the occasional tree in … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of The Marlin 1895

I’ve never liked lever action rifles. The most common types have a rear locking lug on the bolt which is lifted up by the lever. There are way more moving parts and more room for slop than my favourite action, … Continue reading

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Trump’s UnClean Energy Policies

“Where the previous administration aimed to double funding for clean energy research, this administration is pushing to cut it in half, threatening to leave the United States lagging behind its overseas competitors, like China, which aims to spend more than … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Vehicles – Miracle In The Dragons’ Den

Jerry Kroll from Vancouver, B.C., pitches his solo electric vehicle to the Dragons.You could have knocked me over with a feather when CEO Jerry Kroll received the offer he wanted from one of the Dragons, $25million for 40% share! Thus … Continue reading

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Oh No! Not Peanuts!

“Peanuts and peanut butter are popular in Canada. According to a 2016 survey of Canadian consumers, 95% eat peanuts and 97% eat peanut butter; 79% eat peanut butter at least once per week. The average Canadian eats nearly 3 kg … Continue reading

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Waiting for Spring

Well, we got a glancing blow from a “Colorado low” today and it dumped about a foot of wet snow on us. Today, the temperature was around melting when the storm was gone except for some wind and I fired … Continue reading

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The Meltdown Continues

“Over the weekend, the world’s northernmost weather station, located just 440 miles from the North Pole, warmed to 43 degrees Fahrenheit during what’s normally the coldest time of the year. That’s about 60 degrees above average for February. The rising … Continue reading

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Crime And Self-Inflicted Punishment

“To create the false 2016 P&L, on or about October 21, 2016, Manafort emailed Gates a .pdf version of the real 2016 DMI P&L, which showed a loss of more than $600,000. Gates converted that .pdf into a “Word” document … Continue reading

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Tobacco, Asbestos… Now Big Oil

“Rising seas are already eroding San Mateo’s coast, and the county will need to spend billions of dollars on new sea walls and other infrastructure to protect itself in the years to come. So in July, San Mateo, along with … Continue reading

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