Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Speeding Through the Week in Slow Motion

Man is it only Tuesday! I could have sworn we were up to Thursday at least. Been busy trying to find myself on my list of stuff that needs to get done.

Still working on my homework assignments - down to the last 2 for my print production class. I've got one almost complete and ready to turn in. Looks like I may actually get it finished this weekend.

I was thrilled to be able to come in from work this evening and build a fire! It's been almost a month since we've had one. I'm on restriction though for the next few days, I can only build small fires (2-3 pieces of wood) every night and then I have to let them go out. It's going to allow the new piece to cure - otherwise it will end up with hairline fractures all over. Come Saturday though I can go hog wild!

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

America's Hunters

I don't spend my fall weekends tramping around the woods in pursuit of a buck, but a lot of my friends and neighbors do.

This blogger adds up all the hunters in just a handful of states, and comes to a striking conclusion:

The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed.  That's great. There were over 600,000 hunters. Allow me to restate that number. Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world:
  • more men under arms than Iran ;
  • more than France and Germany combined
  • deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan's 700,000 hunters have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia , and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

His point? America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.

Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.


My own two cents on this, "That's why all enemies foreign and domestic want to see us disarmed." Most of all, Our Government

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