Thursday, July 26, 2007

More Guns, Less Crime

Above is the conclusion from an article published in the spring issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the nation's most widely distributed law review. It's a rather long PDF so I just posted the conclusion. They go into great detail pointing out the trends of gun ownership rates and violet crime rates correlations of many different countries and regions throughout time. The entire article “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?” is available here if you would like to read it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Donovan Learns Underwater Swimming

Wow! We were very surprised to find Donovan purposely diving underwater last Sunday at the community pool. He had a couple of times where he gulped some water and coughed it up. Overall he became very good at going under and popping back up for breaths when he needed it. He refused moms help when she tried to pull him up telling her "No, don't help me!". He also kept his eyes open underwater so he was probably enjoying his aqua vision. We gotta get him back in a shallow pool before he forgets what he's learned.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


We are seriously looking at getting one of these 3 Bull Mastiff puppies. I've looked at several breeders and for the past 3 weeks have been dealing with the one I found to be the most responsible and knowledgeable. This breeder is a extreme fanatic about the Bull Mastiff breed. When we visited his house he had something like 23 dogs (counting puppies).

Currently we are considering taking what he considers the pick of the litter as a fully registered AKC dog with the caveat that we will allow him to breed the dog and allow the breeder to show the dog.

Below is a picture of the sire (Bukas) and the dam (Bella).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Windows Mobile is Iphone

So it was with green envy I have transformed my PDA phone into an Iphone mimic. I'm happy with the results and pretty new interface. I like to call it the Iphone Deluxe Version.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ron Paul is Maher's Hero.

Turns out that Bill Maher says Ron Paul is his hero after watching him in the June 5th Debates. My previous video posted Bill seemed hostile to Paul. Here he says "If America was a smarter country, Ron Paul would be leading in the polls".

Building Guns

I've done a lot of work on my AK from its original state. Here's what I recall doing:

1. Taken off the furniture (wood) reshaped it stained it and finished it.
2. Polished the charging handle to silver instead of black
3. Replaced pistol grip
4. Replaced folding stock (after it broke)
5. Added a blackjack recoil buffer
6. Replaced the fire control system
7. Added a piccatinny railed side scope mount
8. Added an Eotech Red dot scope

I've had a lot of fun messing around with it adding and changing things to more customize it to my wants. I'm interested in building an AR possibly from the ground up and also interested in putting together an AK pistol kit. I'd sure like to find someone interested in building such guns but who's not nutty.