Oil Change. Its not like it used to be.

Screen-Shot-2012-10-19-at-12.31.17You know, I go in for an oil change.  Pay 20 bucks for good old dino-juice.  I can pay north of 50 dollars for synthetic.  I run synthetic as a rule as I can, but you wonder, are they really putting synthetic in when you ask for it?  Hell, I even had Jiffy Lube rebuild my engine on an older car, and they did.  Absolutely.   Did a great job.

I asked my oil change guy point blank.  He only said, “Hey, we have to have a certain level of trust, right?”  Well, I don’t trust.   No experience.  No training.  Up-selling.  Focus on getting a big bill.  Bull.

Lies.

My grandpa said, you gotta be able to get under your own car.  That’s it.

More Possum, and a bounty!

Sheesh…. .  A reward for someone that shot a possum?!?

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…a passel of possums.

$5K reward offered for capture of person who shot opossum with 2 arrows

If you have any information about the person responsible for shooting the opossum, you’re asked to report the information to Riverside County Department of Animal Services by calling  951-358-7387.

California.

http://www.kesq.com/news/5k-reward-offered-for-capture-of-person-who-shot-opossum-with-2-arrows/37581630

Killing Possums, the blurry ethical line….;

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jul/29/local/me-opossum29

Ok, I will say this, when they traipse through my back yard, I leave them alone.  But if your going to dispatch one, do it right.  Its like a snake I once found in my yard, which, as a northern transplant me, looked like and acted like a rattle snake.   So, I got a shovel and killed it.  Quickly.

Though I later found out it was really just a harmless rat-snake.  Like I said, northern transplant.

http://www.wildliferescuerehab.com/all-about-opossums.html

Defective Glock.

glockOfficer Peter Liang, on trial in New York for what seems to be a negligent discharge:

Liang’s bagged 9mm Glock was entered into evidence Thursday.

Defense attorneys have argued the gun was faulty, saying in opening statements that Liang’s finger was alongside the trigger — not on it — following police protocol.

….I’m not buying that.  I’m also not comfortable with the man being tried as a criminal, but, New York.

http://nypost.com/2016/01/29/stairwell-shooting-cop-trained-to-have-gun-drawn-fellow-officers/

Related h/t:

http://bearingarms.com/is-the-glock-inherently-unsafe/

http://sleepless.blogs.com/george/2005/11/glock_handguns_.html

 

More Flint Water Woe: Mmm, Lead is Good!

flint-water-2http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/emails-show-flint-govt-bought-clean-water-for-themselves-while-residents-drank-poison-for-a-year.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ActivistPost+%28Activist+Post%29

The people in Flint should be livid.  State officials in that area purportedly were trucking in their own water for over a year before the SHTF on this story.

Or, “Water for Me but Not for Thee.”