Category Archives: preparedness

Bright Light.

A nice bright light for the holidays.

img_2906I saw the commercial for the “Bell and Howell Tac Light” and thought I would give it a try.  While I won’t freeze it, boil it, or run it over, it does seem like a pretty good light.

Its very bright.  Just a bright as they show on their ad.


Pushing or pulling the front of the light in or out widens or narrows the focus of the beam.

I have no idea how many lumens, but it was said that it puts out about 600 or so.

The light has 5 modes, high, medium and low, strobe and “sos.”  Not sure about strobing any intruder, but, I digress.

Focusing the beam to its most narrow, it easily illuminated well out to what some claim.

fullsizerenderfullsizerender1The button seems like its going to be a weak spot.

Instead of AAA batteries, of which it takes three, I opted for rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 batteries, which for just a few dollars will save on scads of AAA batteries.   The 18650’s came four to a pack, with a charger.  (And if you had ~7500 of them, you’d have a Tesla Battery doncha know… ).


The charger seems a bit cheap, and the directions are written in broken engrish, but so far, it seems to do the job.

As well, it seems that they – lights such as these – are made by alot of different manufacturers.   Not sure if that makes any difference, but, so far, so good.

Who? Lea Who?

Some things can’t be unseen…. .

Which is why I hesitate to post this little gem:

Actress Lea DeLaria found herself in hot water after she wrote on Instagram that she wanted to “take out” Republicans and Independents with a baseball bat.

DeLaria, best known for her role as Big Boo on “Orange Is the New Black,” shared a Leonard Bernstein quote on Instagram about responding to violence through music.

She captioned the quote by suggesting a different response to voilence writing, “Or pick up a baseball bat and take out every f–king republican and independent I see. #f–ktrump #f–ktheGOP #f–kstraightwhiteamerica #f–kyourprivilege.”

Uh huh.   My guess is she’s never been hit with a bat, or a brick, or rock, or whatever, in the noggin.   It hurts.   Maybe she should think about that, but then again, some don’t think much.

Horse Eaters… .

Black-stallionVenezuela, things seem pretty bad there.

I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out.  It was pretty good:




Not a Riot, a Mob. Men of no Responsibility.

riot_paper_080267-405x6001So, Milwaukee police chase an armed person, and shoot him.  Seems justified.   Guy ran from a stop.  He was armed.

Then a Mob taking advantage of what-not.   This is not about justice.  Its about attacking the establishment, and being violent for the sake of just that.

The premise of “black lives matter” is about attacking white police officers.  Using race for avoiding responsibility for doing anything.

And how many dead in Chicago just this weekend?


From 1861 ( pretty astonishing account):

Detente 2.0?

B61-Project-39_small-660x440“If I can drive down the yield, drive down, therefore, the likelihood of fallout, etc., does that make it more usable in the eyes of some – some president or national security decision-making process?”


Unfortunately, fortunately, that is the point.  As discomforting as that is.


Could Russia be preparing for a preemptive nuclear strike on the US? Part 1