Not Now, Not Ever

Not Now, Not Ever

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eye of Bat And Tail of Newt, 1,000-Year-Old Eye Infection Salve May Kill MRSA Super Bug, Study Shows

It looks like some of those old Medieval Alchemist's really did know their stuff.

A relatively new super bug may have met its match in a 1,000-year-old eye treatment, according to researchers from the University of Nottingham.

The recipe to cure eye infections comes from "Bald’s Leechbook," an old English leather-bound tome that was buried deep within the British Library in London. When scientists painstakingly followed a step-by-step recipe to recreate the old world salve, they found it killed over 90 percent of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- also known as the MRSA bacteria -- that was grown in a petri dish of mouse cells.

The tenth-century concoction contained two species of allium (garlic, plus either onion or leek), wine from a vineyard that has existed since the ninth century and oxgall, the bile from a cow’s stomach. A very specific set of instructions included brewing the solution in a brass vessel, straining it through a cloth and then letting the mixture sit for nine days before use.

The researchers concluded it wasn’t one particular ingredient that did the trick but rather the entire recipe.

“We thought that Bald’s eye salve might show a small amount of antibiotic activity, because each of the ingredients has been shown by other researchers to have some effect on bacteria in the lab," Freya Harrison, one of the lead Nottingham researchers, said in a statement. “But we were absolutely blown away by just how effective the combination of ingredients was.”

This MRSA bacterium is bad news.
Scientists have been working for years and years now, trying to find something that will kill this stuff reliably.
It has mutated and become immune to most antibiotics available.


You can bet your ass that some pharmacy outfit has already filed a patent application.

New 3D Printed AR-10 Lower Fires Over 100 Rounds With No Problems

3D printed lowers are not new for the AR-15 but this is for the heavier Colt AR-10 (CM901/LE901) that fires a bigger round than the 5.56 or .223.
It was also printed out on a $500 3D printer.

I have one foot out the door on my way to work so I am going to just put the link to the article so you can go read the particulars there.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thought Reid Was Bad? Schumer Is Worse.

Let me tell you just how much you should be concerned about Ol' Chuckie.

Even when I was still a drunken Liberal Democrat, I couldn't stand the cocksucker.

Now that I am sober, the guy scares the shit out of me.

Schumer is a threat to your personal liberty, always has been and always will be. He is the male counterpart to Dianne Feinstein.

If Harry Reid thinks he is a good replacement then you should automatically assume the worst, for good reason.

Allow me to show you some of those reasons.

(We should) Enforce gun laws on national security grounds

Unless the President personally intervenes here, it looks like terrorists are going to have an even easier time avoiding detection by law enforcement. The President has a choice: He can give the NRA a Christmas present and make it easier for an Al-Qaeda operative to avoid the police, get a gun and shoot up a mall. Or he can do the right thing, keep the Brady Bill intact and keep the public safe. We can either wait for a terror attack to happen or we can act now to close these kind of loopholes. Washington has now been warned time and time again about ways terrorists can exploit our loopholes to get guns. By ignoring these warnings, the President and his allies in Congress are putting the country at risk.“
Source: Press Release, ‘NRA-Backed Plan in budget bill’ , Dec 2, 2003

Renew assault weapons ban - no legitimate use for them
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” To let the assault weapons ban expire just as we are realizing its benefits would be a major setback in the success we’ve had in reducing crime over the last decade. The fact of the matter is that there is no legitimate use for these weapons. That was as true in 1994 as it is today. The bottom line is that the assault weapons ban is working and we are safer because of it.“
Source: Press Release ‘ATF data’ , Nov 5, 2003

Cutting record-keeping limits fosters gun sale fraud & abuse

Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets.
Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains.
Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership.
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Voted YES on background checks at gun shows.
Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows.
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales.
Ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

This should give you a picture of where this asshole stands on Gun Control.
Now let me show you what the bastard tried to sneak through when he thought no one was watching.

November 22, 2013, 11:33 am
Schumer pushes gun control extension

By Ramsey Cox


Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban guns designed to escape detection by metal detectors.

S. 1774 would reauthorize the Undetectable Firearms Act, which first passed in 1988.

Schumer tried to get unanimous consent to pass the bill Thursday evening, but Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) objected, saying it wasn’t a day to be passing any legislation. Earlier on Thursday, Democrats voted to limit the minority party’s rights to filibuster presidential nominees.

“This is not a good day to move forward with this legislation,” Sessions said. “We will be glad to give it serious attention. I know it is the kind of thing we probably can clear at some point, but I object.”

Sessions' office said he objected on behalf of other senators since the bill was introduced the same day and some Republicans had not had time to read it.

The legislation expires on Dec. 9 — the same day the Senate returns from a two-week recess.

My emphasis.

Sneaky prick.
Oh there is more.

Schumer on Concealed Carry Reciprocity: I Will Fight It ‘Tooth and Nail’

February 24, 2015 - 3:37 PM
By Eric Scheiner

Earlier this month Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced a measure that would allow people with concealed carry privileges to have their permit recognized in any other state that has concealed carry laws, but some lawmakers are promising to fight the bill “tooth and nail.”

The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act proposes changes to conceal carry laws on a national level.
“This bill is a menace to New York and would allow potentially dangerous people from other states to carry concealed weapons in our grocery stores, movie theaters and stadiums, without even notifying the police,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently told the NY Daily News.

“It is a nightmare for our law enforcement officers and the community, and I will fight this legislation tooth and nail.”

So we can all agree that it is good news to see Harry Reid go away, the list of his transgressions is lengthy as well but Schumer is Bloomberg V2.0 and if he gets into a position with some serious stroke, then we can all agree on something else.

Charles Schumer, in no way, shape or form, wants you to be able to defend yourself with a firearm.
His record speaks for its self.

I have two words for that.

Fuck, him.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't seek reelection

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the top Democrat in the Senate for the past decade and for eight years the chamber's majority leader, says he will not run for reelection in 2016.

Reid, 75, had repeatedly said he would run for a sixth term next year, but changed course in a statement Friday, saying that a recent accident that impaired his vision gave him and his wife time to "ponder and think."

Acknowledging that his own reelection would likely involve a difficult and expensive campaign while his party works to reclaim the majority, Reid said it would be "inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources on me when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus."

"We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that, I’m not going to run for reelection," he announced.

Poor Harry, giving up the reins of power is going to be so hard on the man, and so good for the rest of us.

Don't let the door hit ya on the ass.