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Lets help a brother out

A co-worker of mine has a small boy who has Hydrocephalus, the good news is that his boy is doing great and has had very few complications. The bad news is that not all kids are this lucky many kids have far more complications and the research for this is pretty slim. So he sent out a fundraising link and I did what I could but I felt I could be more use by sharing the link with all of you.

Take some time read a little about Hydrocephalus and then make your own decision but your generosity would be greatly appreciated.


There’s a million reasons to walk…

Hello all,

As you know, our son Christopher was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus at 5 weeks old. 2 brain surgeries later and we have a happy, healthy young boy. Although we have been very blessed, we are constantly faced with the possibility that today could be the day for another revision or a replacement shunt, and yet another surgery. Please join us in our fight against hydrocephalus – by joining our team to walk with us or by making
a donation. We are walking for Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) because we believe – we believe we
will find ways of preventing this chronic, life threatening condition. We believe better methods of treating hydrocephalus will be found, instead of relying upon procedures developed 50 years ago – procedures that have seen little innovation since then. We believe that Seattle Children’s Hospital is focused on hydrocephalus research and we believe in the program services and support HA has provided, and continues to provide, for the past 28 years. In short, we believe in the Hydrocephalus Association and its mission: to eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus.

Please help us eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus for the over one million Americans living with this chronic life threatening condition by making a tax-deductible donation today. Donating online (with a credit card) is easy – start by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Thank you in advance!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Hydrocephalus Association Seattle, WA WALK



Protip: have backup entertainment for travel

So we are on our way home on the bus and as we get on the bus is full enough that my sweetie and I can’t sit together. I pull my ipod from the carry on back we keep passing back and forth between us. I find the ipod dead apparently I forgot to set the hold switch and the ipod played the rest of the movies I had qued up. Lol I have my phone but doubt the battery lasts the 4.5 hours home while playing with it lol.  Now I really wished I had ordered Larry corlia latest tome. Or had a kindle.

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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


My sweetie has a blog now

While we are sitting here for our bus my fiancee decided to start a blog I of course am ecstatic at this idea.  Go check her out she is a great writer and much cuter than myself

My sweeties new blog

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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Day in the life, Uncategorized


Mini vacation

Going away for the next two days so no blogging for me. I will return with a full report and the next cheap gun on Thursday

Update 1110am the bus just got pulled over for speeding

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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


OOOH, so close

Today I have the day off so I go out to the garage figure I would take one last glance over of the refinished Mosin project and then assemble it and put the action on. Over the past few days I have sprayed it with quick thin coats of clear coat when I have had a spare moment. All in all I ended up with 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of enamel paint and 3 coats of clear coat. Even though one commenter on one forum attacked my paint job I am pretty happy with it. Sure there are a few parts that I wish looked a little smoother but this was my first project of this sort and I was working with it as a learning experience just as much as a practical refinish.

So after being happy with the finish I assemble it and tighten the screws on the action so far all went well. THEN I tried to put the barrel bands on and in the process scraped off a fair amount of the paint on the front of the rifle. Apparently the layers of paint were a little thicker than anticipated and they slid off under the pressure of the band sliding over them. I finally got the bands in place and then had to go back and do some touch up painting being careful not to get paint on the bands or barrel.

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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


What a surprise….NOT

So I remember when the airport screener first got federalized we all of the sudden started hearing stories about TSA agents making off with all of the leathermans/ nail clippers that they had confiscated from those passengers who had accidentally brought some sort of contraband into the airport. In fact when I flew to New York in 2004 I bought one of those statue of liberty lighters where the flame comes out of the torch, I called the airline to ask if I needed to do anything special with it and the nice lady told me that, “Those sort of things are better in your carry on bag since they are not banned (at that time) and they tend to walk away from checked baggage”

Well now it turns out that two TSA agents decided to just steal 39,000 in cash from a passengers luggage.

From Reuters:

Coumar allegedly X-rayed a passenger’s bag and found cash inside. Coumar told Webb, who allegedly marked it with tape, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Coumar then located the marked bag in a luggage area, took out cash that he hid before taking it home, Brown said.

After getting the tip, authorities said they found roughly $40,000 stashed at the homes of Coumar and Webb.

Police said the men confessed to other thefts that could total as much as another $160,000.

None of this really surprises me and I am sure now that TSA is unionizing that things like this will continue to happen and their supporters will explain that this is just a few bad apples and blah..blah…blah. The article says that these guys can face up to 7yrs in prison which frankly seems like very light to me but I am sure that they will end up doing less than 18months.


But wait there is more

It turns out that at the begining of January 2 agents were arrested at LAX one for using drugs and the other for acting nuts and going off the deep end.

NBCLA reports:

A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX, a source told NBCLA. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, “I am god, I’m in charge.”

Meanwhile, a TSA Internal Affairs investigation turned up evidence of LAX TSA agents using drugs at an after-hours party.

Should be interesting to see what else comes out soon.

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Posted by on February 17, 2011 in Politics, Uncategorized


Movie review: The Special Relationship

Somewhere between being a new subscriber to Netflix and being a political science major in college I have been watching a lot of movies with a political theme recently. Most recently it was The Special Relationship this movie describes itself as

“A dramatization that traces former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair’s relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

In all reality that description is only half right, it does a great job of showing the unique and sometimes odd relationship between Clinton and Blair but we don’t even see GWB until about 10min before the end of the movie. All of the characters seemed true to their parts and even the “private” conversations seemed very believable. One of the most interesting parts of this movie is the views of First Lady Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair. It was interesting to see the effects of the Clinton sex scandal and other trials and tribulations of the Clinton administration on the Blair administration.



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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Uncategorized