May 122013
 

On three separate days this July, invisible and odorless gases will be released in subway stations and at street level in all five boroughs of New York City. But officials in the New York Police Department will not be alarmed — it was their idea.

The gases, known as perfluorocarbons, will be dispersed to study how airborne toxins would flow through the city after a terrorist attack or an accidental spill of hazardous chemicals, the department said on Wednesday.

Police to Disperse Gas to See How It Would Flow in Terror Attack – NYTimes.com

 

I guess the strangest thing to me is there is no further mention of this past the original article…(that was buried on A24).

“Nothing to see here folks, move along…”

Kinda seems like we’re doing the bad guys’ legwork for them…

#smdh

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Mar 202013
 

Brewed up a small batch (3 gallons) of mead using local Western NC honey the other night. Split it into five jugs and pitched different yeasts for experimentation purposes. All are happily fermenting away…the “yeastie beasties” are busy!

My new brew kettle for electric “brew-in-a-bag” all-grain brewing just came in – Bayou Classic has a 16-gallon stock pot with most of the conversion work already done (they have smaller units converted as well).

800-416[1]If you search around, you can find an even better price – just sayin’. I have to drill holes for my immersion heaters. I know one will work fine for mashing, but it’ll take two to handle a 12-gallon boil. My first few batches with the new rig will only be 6 gallon boils. I also got my new custom size brew bag to fit my kettle, recipe ingredients on hand for two batches and I’ll crank up a couple of yeast starters tomorrow night. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

I’m also going to experiment with the Australian No Chill Method using these…in the 6 gallon size. I just got them in this week,too. They have a similar unit that’s 15 gallons – if the little guys work out well I’ll have some larger brews on the horizon.

 

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Feb 012013
 

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Jan 272013
 

All linky – no thinky…

Homeland Security: AR-15 Suitable for Personal Defense

John Lott: The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

JediRanger T-shirt

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Challenge Coins

Sorry, I couldn’t resist…

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Jan 072013
 

Amidst the noise

The money quote?

“…we know it was the people responsible”

 

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Jan 062013
 

Rattle Hymn of the Republic

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Jan 022013
 

Things that make you go “Hmmmmmmm…”

http://www.facebook.com/AmidstTheNoise

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Nov 242012
 

Gun-related violent crimes drop as gun sales soar in Va. – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Central Virginia:.

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Nov 142012
 

h/t Tam

http://saveuschuckwoolery.com/

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Nov 102012
 

Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.

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