Cornfusing Constructions in New Langrich

GW: Here are some safety tips, as found in an operator’s manual with a jig saw (not mine, thank you):

Must affirm the saw be without touching with the workpiece before turn off the switch.

Shouldn’t throw away the tool which is turning. Don’t operate the tool until take up the tool with hand.

And, to install the blade these simple words are offered: “Mounting the blade, turn loose the bolt with a six-side spanner, let the teeth of the saw front, insert the blade between the blade stock and clip to the end.”

There you have it, all you need to know about jig saws in one plainly printed instruction book. What’s the matter? Don’t you understand Ingrish?

(Oh, in case you don’t know what a six-side spanner is, some of us call it an Allen wrench.)

I am still having trouble operating the saw but will sign up for Ingrish classes as soon as they become avairaber.

"Don’t Be A Victim" On Spike Features Luby’s Cafeteria Survivor

This Saturday, October 16th on the Don’t Be a Victim block on Spike TV, What If? will explore the Luby’s Cafeteria shooting in Kileen, Texas on October 16, 1991 and hear from survivor, Susanna Gracia Hupp who left her handgun in her vehicle, a mistake that could have saved the lives of her parents and the lives of many others that day.

The vignette, Predator Stoppers will look at the small and compact, Ruger LCP and show audiences why it is perfect for conceal carry. Because Lives Depend On It will feature experts on close quarters combat scenarios and we’ll see two former Navy SEALS train, but whose identity needs to be kept confidential.

The Sig Sauer School for Survival will highlight a workplace violence scenario and what you should do if you find yourself in one. Want to learn how to defend yourself with an edged weapon? We’ll show you on Practical Tactical, along with how to get through any door and out any window, and safety while jogging – all skills one should lean and practice when taking charge of their personal protection.

Even The Odds will tell the real life survival story told by Danny Coulson and his memorable night on the job as a police officer. Conceal and Carry School will introduce the nine students and instructors at the Tac Pro Shooting Center in Texas, all who have vowed never to be victims again. How will each student fare learning their way around handguns? Find out on Conceal and Carry School.

Don’t Be A Victim airs Saturday, October 16th
9:00am – 11:00am EST
(Check local listings in your area)
www.dontbeavictimtv.com

Mountaineer Sports Warns of Fatal Suspension Trauma In Treestand Falls

Dr. Norman Wood, owner of Mountaineer Sports and creator of the patented Rescue One Controlled Descent System,™ warns hunters to beware of potentially fatal effects from suspension trauma.

Dr. Wood explains the seriousness of suspension trauma. “When you are wearing a full body harness, and fall from your treestand, you will first be thankful that you’re not lying on the ground either dead or busted up. But, you only have a few minutes to get back to your feet. You can start feeling the effects of suspension trauma very quickly. Your body’s weight is pushing down on your leg straps so hard that it is causing a tourniquet affect on the large veins in your legs. This pressure stops the blood in the legs from returning back up to your heart,” explains Wood.

Within 5 to 30 minutes of hanging you can be in very serious trouble as Dr. Wood further describes. “The powerful heart can pump the arterial blood down into your legs, but the low pressure venous blood can’t get back up. And this is the bad news; this is called Blood Pooling and the legs can store up to half of your total blood volume. It is just like having a major blood loss of about half of your blood without it ever leaving the body. It is the same thing as cutting both of your wrists and losing half of your blood. The longer you hang in your harness, the less blood there is to circulate through the heart and lungs to keep you alive.”

According to Wood, “Everyone should always wear a full body safety harness whenever in a treestand. It can save your life. You should be connected to the tree from the time you leave the ground until the time you get back down. There are plenty of different harnesses with suspension relief straps available on the market today to keep you safe, and you should always be using them correctly as instructed.”

The Rescue One Controlled Descent System™ was invented by Dr. Wood to help hunters avoid suspension trauma and return safely to the ground. The system is Revolutionizing Fall Safety™ and has been certified to TMA Standards by an independent testing laboratory. For a video demonstration of the Rescue One CDS II™ and more information visit www.rescueonecds.com or call 1-877-683-7678 or Email mountaineersports@live.com.

Anti Hunter Lands Heavy Sentence

A Putnam County man known for poaching deer has lost his privilege to hunt in Florida, and dozens of other states, for life.

John “Jay” Frederick Badger Jr. (DOB 07/20/70) of 412 Silver Lake Road, Palatka, pled guilty Oct. 7 to poaching and other charges filed against him last February by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers.

Putnam County Judge Terry J. Larue found Badger guilty of both felony and misdemeanor violations – including armed trespass, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, taking deer during closed season, taking deer at night with gun and light, petty theft and driving while license is cancelled, suspended or revoked.

As part of his sentence, Badger will begin a six-month stay in the Putnam County Jail Nov. 5. After that, he will serve one year of house arrest, followed by three years on probation. He is also required to successfully complete six months of parenting classes, and he has forfeited to the FWC his guns and contraband, including his mounted heads of illegally killed deer. He also must pay about $500 in court-related costs.

During his court appearance, Badger was advised that the maximum penalty for his convictions is 10 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine, which his sentence will revert to if he violates the terms of his probation.

But the worst of it for Badger may be that the judge permanently suspended his privilege to hunt. Not only did he lose that privilege in Florida, but also in the dozens of other states that hold cooperative agreements for convicted poachers.

“This arrest and subsequent conviction of a well-known Putnam County poacher should send a strong message to other poachers of Putnam County: ‘We are not playing,'” said FWC Officer Troy Starling.

Badger landed in the Putnam County Jail Feb. 26, charged with 17 felonies and misdemeanors for violations that occurred on Plum Creek Timber Co. property in Hollister, in his yard under a streetlight when he lived in Interlachen, and on public roads.

For several months prior to arresting Badger, Starling had been investigating the man, based on information about a deer he had killed illegally and had in his possession. At the same time, fellow FWC officers in Putnam County were using video surveillance equipment to watch Badger illegally accessing private property without permission, with a firearm, and using his 13-year-old-son as a lookout and driver.

With the help of the surveillance equipment, Capt. Gregg Eason finally apprehended Badger at night on Dec. 17, 2009, while Badger was leaving the Plum Creek Timber Co. property. Badger had his son with him and was driving without lights to avoid detection. Eason happened to be nearby and was able to respond quickly when he got a call that Badger was there.

As Badger left the property, Eason slipped in behind him with no lights. When Badger stopped at a stop sign, Eason turned on his lights, including the blue ones.

“It was one of those moments poachers dread,” said Eason. “Before the night was over, Badger confessed his crimes and, two months later, turned himself in to Starling, who booked him into the Putnam County Jail.”

Previously, Badger was arrested by FWC officers and convicted in Putnam County in 1995 for attempting to take deer in a closed season, and again in 2003 for possession of doe deer.

Potterfields Donate $1 Million to NWTF

Columbia, MO — Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA recently donated $1 million to the National Wild Turkey Foundation to support youth shooting programs, including the JAKES Take Aim program.

The JAKES Take Aim program will provide opportunities for youths, ages 17 and under, to try shooting in a safe, fun environment. With the generous donation from the Potterfields, the NWTF aims to triple the annual number of youth shooting participants at its JAKES outreach events – from 50,000 to 150,000 youths – by 2014.

“Thanks to the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield, more young people will have the chance to try shooting sports and may discover a passion that they will enjoy for the rest of their lives,” said George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. “This program will be a step toward solidifying the future of shooting sports in America.”

Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, remarked, “Brenda and I believe in supporting youth programs that teach our next generation about shooting and shooting safety. The NWTF is doing a great job with our youth, who are the future of shooting, conservation and the outdoor industry. We are proud to help them change the future.”

For more information about the Potterfields or MidwayUSA, please visit www.midwayusa.com or call 1-800-243-3220.

For more information about the NWTF and the JAKES Take Aim program, please visit www.NWTF.org/Jakes.

Contact: Aaron Oelger (573) 447-5113

SAF Sues Holder, FBI Over Gun Rights Denial

BELLEVUE, WA – Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record.

The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF and co-plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, GA are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In July 1968, Schrader, then 21, was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery relating to a fight involving a man who had previously assaulted him in Annapolis, MD. The altercation was observed by a police officer, who arrested Schrader, then an enlisted man in the Navy, stationed in Annapolis. The man he fought with was in a street gang that had attacked him for entering their “territory,” according to the complaint.

Schrader was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $9 court cost. He subsequently served a tour of duty in Vietnam and was eventually honorably discharged. However, in 2008 and again in 2009, Mr. Schrader was denied the opportunity to receive a shotgun as a gift, or to purchase a handgun for personal protection. He was advised by the FBI to dispose of or surrender any firearms he might have or face criminal prosecution.

“Schrader’s dilemma,” explained SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “is that until recently, Maryland law did not set forth a maximum sentence for the crime of misdemeanor assault. Because of that, he is now being treated like a felon and his gun rights have been denied.

“No fair-minded person can tolerate gun control laws being applied this way,” he added. “Mr. Schrader’s case is a great example of why gun owners cannot trust government bureaucrats to enforce gun laws.”

Cabela’s Announces Launch of Branded Line of Log Homes and Cabin Kits

SIDNEY, Neb. – Cabela’s announced today the launch of a branded line of log homes and cabin kits to be manufactured by its corporate partner The Original Log Cabin Homes.

Available in January, the Cabela’s log homes and cabin kits will feature unique details in addition to the high-quality construction and exceptional value outdoor enthusiasts expect from the World’s Foremost Outfitter.

Made of either cedar, cypress or pine, with log diameters from 4 to 12 inches, the log homes and cabin kits will be available in standard models or custom designs for shipment throughout North America and other destinations around the world.

“Both Cabela’s and Original Log Cabin Homes have a deep appreciation for the great outdoors,” said Tommy Millner, Chief Executive Officer of Cabela’s. “And we’re sure to make a great team because we also share a commitment to customer satisfaction.”

The Original Log Cabin Homes was founded in 1987 in Rocky Mount, N.C., with one goal in mind: to manufacture the best log houses in the world. The company’s extensive selection of log homes includes options to match almost any budget or aesthetic.

Its commitment to superior craftsmanship is an ideal match for Cabela’s, based in Sidney, Neb., since its founding in 1961, which is world renowned for its outstanding selection and excellent customer service.

“Thanks to this expanded partnership, Cabela’s customers will have exciting new options for log homes and cabin kits,” said Ernest Vesce, incoming President of The Original Log Cabin Homes. “We designed this line with the most passionate outdoor enthusiasts in mind.”

67-Year Member of Physicist’s Society Quits over Global Warming Hoax

For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist…to find out how the scam has been covered up by scientists on the “take”, read what Harold Lewis writes about his attempts to actually debate the issues with the American Physical Society.

Lessons Learned from Archery "Accident"

By Glen Wunderlich
Outdoor Columnist
Member Professional Outdoor Media Association

A September 29th report of a Florida hunter being shot by an arrow is sad; being that it was the hunter’s friend who shot him makes it worse. The shooter said that he shot an arrow from his treestand into some palmetto bushes about 10 yards away, thinking it was a deer that was hidden by the bushes. Instead, his partner was shot through the forearm with the arrow passing through and puncturing his lower back.

Fish and Wildlife spokesman, Stan Kirkland, said of the incident: “If there’s any positives to take out of this, it’s the message that whether you’re hunting with a bow and arrow or a firearm, always identify your target.” No doubt, these are wise words. But, the mindset that led to this “accident” needs further review.

What was so important about the archer’s chance to kill a deer that he almost killed his hunting partner? Certainly it couldn’t have been antlers that compelled him to shoot into the bushes. It had to be simply the prospect of killing a deer. Any deer, no matter the odds.

As mentioned last week, a sportsman must pass on all but the best opportunities and never risks the long-term consequences of attempting low-percentage shots. The only conclusion that can be drawn from the hunter’s error is that he is no sportsman – given the true meaning of the word. After all, he had taken a shot at his friend – unintentional to be sure – but still he allowed his thoughts of success to overrule sense.

If the movement in the bushes had actually been a deer, just what part of the deer was his target? If he imagined a deer in front of him, he must have imagined a kill shot, too. Or, did he?

Most likely he was shooting for center mass, and in so doing, violated all rules of marksmanship afield. Spokesman Kirkland states the obvious when he said, “always identify your target.” But, what I am stating is that a sportsman, goes well beyond recognizing his target.

Anyone good at marksmanship, doesn’t just shoot at a target. There is a thought process that involves identifying a specific aiming point. The next step is to develop a keen level of concentration that permits focusing the crosshairs, other sighting device or technique to that precise location, while gently squeezing the trigger (or string release aid for most archers.) And, while pressure is slowly being applied to the trigger, the marksman is able to tell you exactly where the crosshairs, or chosen sights are, when the gun goes off or the arrow is released, because that’s what he was watching. A good shooter always knows precisely where his hold was when surprised by the moment of firing.

The Florida archer did none of this. Yet, had his target actually been a deer, what would have been the result is anybody’s guess. But, chances are there would have been one more wounded deer that would have gone to waste all because of a lack of ethical values.

We have to be better than the Florida archer or we run the risk of more backlash and loss of hunting privileges we currently enjoy. And, that’s no shot in the dark.

Deer-Vehicle Collision Frequency Up 21 Percent in Five Years

Deer-Vehicle Collision Frequency Up 21 Percent in Five Years
West Virginia Continues Domination of Collision Likelihood List

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., October 4, 2010 – While the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount.

Using its claims data, State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer estimates 2.3 million collisions between deer and vehicles occurred in the U.S. during the two-year period between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010. That’s 21.1 percent more than five years earlier. To put it another way, during your reading of this paragraph, a collision between a deer and vehicle will likely have taken place (they are much more likely during the last three months of the year and in the early evening).

Likelihood of Deer-Vehicle Collisions

For the fourth year in a row, West Virginia tops the list of those states where a driver is most likely to collide with a deer. Using its claims data in conjunction with state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration*, State Farm calculates the chances of a West Virginia driver striking a deer over the next 12 months at 1 in 42.

Iowa is second on the list. The likelihood of a licensed driver in Iowa striking a deer within the next year is 1 in 67. Michigan (1 in 70) is third. Fourth and fifth on the list are South Dakota (1 in 76) and Montana (1 in 82).

Pennsylvania is sixth, followed by North Dakota and Wisconsin. Arkansas and Minnesota round out the top 10.

The state in which deer-vehicle collisions are least likely is still Hawaii (1 in 13,011). The odds of a Hawaiian driver hitting a deer between now and 12 months from now are roughly equivalent to the odds of finding a pearl in an oyster shell.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. cause about 200 fatalities each year.

The average property damage cost of these incidents was $3,103, up 1.7 percent from a year ago.

Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Collisions

These collisions are more frequent during the deer migration and mating season in October, November and December. The combination of growing deer populations and the displacement of deer habitat caused by urban sprawl are producing increasingly hazardous conditions for motorists and deer.

“State Farm has been committed to auto safety for several decades and that’s why we want to call attention to potential hazards like this one,” said Laurette Stiles, State Farm Vice President of Strategic Resources.

“We hope our updated information will inspire motorists to make safe decisions.”

Here are tips on how to reduce the chances that a deer-vehicle collision involving your vehicle will be part of the story we tell in next year’s version of this news release:

Be aware of posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active deer crossing areas.

Remember that deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m.

Use high beam headlamps as much as possible at night to illuminate the areas from which deer will enter roadways.

Keep in mind that deer generally travel in herds – if you see one, there is a strong possibility others are nearby.

Do not rely on car-mounted deer whistles.
If a deer collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.

*State Farm has changed its methodology for computing the likelihood of deer vehicle collisions, using number of licensed drivers instead of number of registered vehicles, thereby computing the likelihood a driver will collide with a deer over the next 12 months rather than the likelihood a vehicle will collide with a deer over the next 12 months.

Contact
Dick Luedke, (309)766-3635.

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