Friday, July 31, 2015

Remember, Winter Is Coming

Enjoy the Summer while you can!


It Should Be A Natural Right But This Is Still Pretty Cool

Hunting and fishing licenses piss me off. There, I said it.
Having to pay to visit a park pisses me off even more.

I can see the logic behind it so you that were going to chime in about how the government needs to have funding to take care of this stuff can just shut the fuck up before you get started..

You can not tell me that our government doesn't piss away more than enough money in other places that they couldn't afford to stick money in the budget for the agencies involved, it's a money making scam for them and they still cry poor every damn year. The fishing industry alone in this country is over a Billion dollar a year industry. Find another way to finance these government agencies.

That being said, this is a good idea in my opinion.

Pay the fucking license fee once and be done with it for life.

Six-month-old baby gets lifetime hunting licence in US

 

Daylen Brickley, a baby from the US state of New Hampshire, is the proud owner of a lifetime permit to hunt and fish - the first licence holder under a new program.
His fishing licence is valid, but he will need to complete a hunter safety course before receiving that permit.
His mother, Erica Brickley, is not concerned about his future training.
The whole family was raised around hunting and fishing, "so I figure he'll kind of get in the swing of things".
"It was only natural to kind of keep it going," she told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
On Tuesday officials began offering The Newborn Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing License to residents under one year old. Daylen is six months old.
Lifetime permits are available to adults as well, but for a higher price.
The only negative feedback the department has received so far is from parents of toddlers who are slightly too old to apply for the less expensive lifetime permit, according to Evan Mulholland, an official with New Hampshire Fish and Game.
He said the programme was created to reduce obstacles to young hunters as they are introduced to the activity.

No more hassle every damn year.

What is really a pain in the ass here in Washington state is that the fishing license goes from March to March.

Really?

Who's the genius behind that?

It get more expensive every year too, just like clockwork.

I don't even know what a complete combination hunting/ fishing license costs anymore but I can guarantee you it is well over two hundred dollars because way back in the early nineties I was behind some guy getting his hunting licenses, deer, elk, bear, cougar, everything and it was a hundred and twenty five back then Note that did not include a fishing license.

They have these all broken down so that you have to have a permit or a license for several different activities and even went so far a few years ago to implement a "Warm Water Fish Enhancement " fee that they so gleefully sicced the Game Wardens loose looking for.

That meant even little kids had to pay an extra five dollars for an endorcement for Crappie, Blue Gill and Bass or face an outrageous fine.

It is literally impossible to keep up with the rules and regulations for fishing in this state.
The synopsis they print out is obsolete before the ink is dry and I am not kidding.

I am on an Email list for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Here is an example of one update, I get these almost daily.
There are days I get seven or eight!

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE  
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

July 30, 2015
CORRECTION: This rule change (originally sent July 29) has been corrected to include the closure of river tributaries to fishing.
Quillayute River system tributaries to close  
Action:  Closes the Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Dickey rivers and all their tributaries, and upper 475 yards of the Quillayute River to all fishing.
Effective date:   Aug. 1, 2015, until further notice.
Species affected:  All species. 
Location:  The Dickey River, Sol Duc River, Calawah River, Bogachiel River and all tributaries. The Quillayute River from the confluence of the Sol Duc and Bogachiel Rivers downstream 475 yards to fluorescent orange paint on rocks.
Reason for action:  Low water and higher than normal water temperatures are causing a delay in migration and increased stress on wild salmon returning to the Quillayute system, making them more vulnerable to fishing pressure.  This is likely to remain a problem until stream flows increase. The Quileute Tribe has also closed its fishery for two weeks, and will re-assess the situation at that time.  These closures are needed to protect wild chinook and coho salmon.
Information contact:  Mike Gross, District 16 Fish Biologist, (360) 249-1210 or David Low, Fish Biologist (360) 249-4628 ext. 1216
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Over the course of a year I would estimate that they send out four or five HUNDRED of these.

Micro management at it's finest and they still can't maintain the fish stocks in this state.

I would ask anyone  who still has their sanity intact how someone is supposed to be able to stay current on the fishing rules in this state.
They change the rules, WHILE YOU ARE OUT FISHING!!

So I am all for paying for a license one time for life and make that nation wide.
Then we can get down to the nitty gritty and figure out how to fund these regulatory agencies run amok.

 





Thursday, July 30, 2015

Back To The Grind


True to form, it's supposed to be a hundred friggin' degrees today.

My tongue is going to be hanging out fifteen minutes after I get there.

I'll be drinking water until I can hear it sloshing around in my belly.
Only two days though and then another short break for the weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Better Hurry Angel!

I found this in a little museum on the coast of Oregon last week and immediately thought of Angel.



Bonus round, I had to look up Titian.

Disappointed, was I.
I was hoping it meant the biggest chested Red Head.

Now that would be a Round Up Angel would have a shot of winning for sure.

Yet Another Reason To Get Out Of Kaliforniastan

Like anyone needed one.


L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

 

Defying the warnings of gun rights groups, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.
Backers of the plan said it would help minimize the bloodshed of mass shootings by forcing attackers to interrupt their rampages to stop and reload.
Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, called such magazines “the common thread” in almost all of the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine.

Even as city officials celebrated the newly passed restrictions, gun control activists were dismayed to hear about a proposal to exempt some retired police officers from the rules -- an 11th-hour change now being sought by the union that represents Los Angeles police.
California law already generally bans the manufacturing of such large-capacity magazines, offering them up for sale or bringing them into the state. But state law does not prohibit people from possessing them -- something that Councilman Paul Krekorian and others called a loophole that jeopardizes public safety.

“People who want to defend their families don’t need a 100-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it,” said Krekorian, who championed the ban at a rally Tuesday outside City Hall. But if someone wanted to do harm, Krekorian added, “imagine what a gunman on this sidewalk could do with that kind of firepower with a crowd like this.”

Under the new rules, Angelenos will have 60 days to remove, surrender or legally sell or transfer them after the city ordinance goes into effect. Breaking the law will be a misdemeanor.
The Los Angeles rules exempt, among others, on-duty police and military gun owners, licensed firearm dealers, and people who more than 15 years ago obtained guns that only can be used with such magazines. At the Tuesday meeting, Councilman Mitch Englander also proposed an exemption for any retired police officer who holds a valid, current permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Peter Repovich, director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, said it was important for police -- including retirees -- to be prepared to meet any threat to public safety. “They’re additional eyes and ears out there,” Repovich said.
The Council also voted narrowly to ask city lawyers to draft such an amendment, which will return to the council for debate and a vote next week. Four council members -- Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, David Ryu and Marqueece Harris-Dawson -- voted against drafting the amendment, which was sharply opposed by gun control activists.
“If the City Council allows this exemption, none of us are going to be happy,” said Women Against Gun Violence Executive Director Margot Bennett.

I have two words for that broad and they rhyme with Stupid Bitch.

I think it's a safe bet that most people who own these magazines will do the same thing that they did back in Connecticutstan and Coloradostan, just hold on to them anyways and keep your mouth shut.

I know damn good and well I would but I think all these feel good bullshit laws are UnConstitutional to begin with and as such are Null and Void from the get go.

The way I see it is that those stupid sonsabitches can't take what they don't know exists anyways.

It will be interesting to see them all show and tell just how many get turned in.
Bet me they are too embarassed to say even if someone asks.


 

Space Museum Pics, McMinnville Oregon

This is the first batch of a bunch I took while on the last day of the family vacation when we went to see the Spruce Goose in McMinnville Oregon.
An aviation buff could spend a week at this place!
I haven't downloaded the pics of the Spruce Goose or the contents of that huge building yet, all of these are from a separate building used to display their space collection. This is by no means all of the pictures I took inside but there is only so much room one one blog post.

Enjoy!




























When I get some more time I will sort through some more and post them later.

If you ever get out this way I strongly urge you to take one whole day and go see this.
Take plenty of money because it's not cheap but it rivals the Smithsonian's display.
I was there once and saw that a very long time ago. This is just a fraction of the pictures I took.





Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gone WalkAbout

Just got home from the Family vacation and am getting ready to take one for myself that is long overdue.

If the Good Lord is willing, I aim to see some new sights and maybe meet some...... interesting new people.



I should be back by Tuesday.

It is going to take me a month when I get back to go through all the pictures I took today alone, when I get them sorted out there is going to be a very interesting post around here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Touristy Crap, Aviation Fans Will Like This

Yesterday we went to the Tillamook Oregon Air Museum again.

We went last year but I didn't have a camera.

Avation fans could spend a couple of days in there trying to see everything.
The one thing that is hard to show to scale is just how big this thing is. It is a Blimp Hangar from WWII and there used to be two of them but one of them burned to the ground in 30 minutes back in the early 90's when it was full of hay bales and somehow caught fire.

This thing is friggin' HUGE!

The letters on the outside are one hundred feet tall.

It is so big that I could not fit the entire East end into the frame of the picture from over 100 yards away.


To give you an idea of how far away I was, the object at the end of the rail in the middle is a rail car and I was sitting on the coupler taking the picture.



It covers seven acres of land and is the largest wooden structure in the world.


Quite a few of the planes on display actually still fly and they rotate them in and out every once in a while.
There is an active strip there and a little one flew in while I was just inside the huge hangar door.


This little pic dump doesn't even come close to showing all that you can see there, it would be a documentary length feature to do that. All I can say is that if you ever get out to the Northwest Coast of Oregon, go see this!
The Tillamook Cheeses factory is only a few miles away and they get over a million visitors a year and no one seems to know about the air museum, it's a crying shame because they are really missing out.









Pieces of the Hindenburg Blimp,


All kinds of WWII equipment, radio's Jeeps, Airplane engines and props laying around, it's like an old Flea Market.



OK, I am having connectivity issues again at this hotel and everyone is yelling at me because they are hungry so I am going to cut this short. I will post more pictures later when I have the time and internet that freaking works.









































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