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You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.
At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.
With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up
your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.
In the darkness, you make out two shadows.
One holds something that looks like a crowbar.
When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun
The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.
One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door
and lurches outside.
As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.
In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few
that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them
Yours was never registered.
Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.
They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a
When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities
will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.
“What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.
“Only ten-to-twelve years,”
he replies, as if that’s nothing.
“Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”
The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper.
Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men
you shot are represented as choirboys.
Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them..
Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims”
have been arrested numerous times.
But the next day’s headline says it all:
“Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”
The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin
As the days wear on, the story takes wings.
The national media picks it up,
then the international media.
The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.
Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll
The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized
several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local
police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.
After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be
prepared next time.
The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait
for the burglars.
A few months later, you go to trial.
The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently
When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works
Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.
It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.
The judge sentences you to life in prison.
This case really happened.
On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk, England, killed
one burglar and wounded a second.
In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term..
How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great
It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.
This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or
felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to
those who had a license.
The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only
handguns but all firearms except shotguns..
Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon
by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.
Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the
Hungerford mass shooting in 1987.Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed
man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he
When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.
The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun
control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.
(The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even
though Ryan used a rifle.)
Nine years later, at Dunblane, Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a
semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public
For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally
unstable, or worse, criminals.
Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of
objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.
The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few
sidearms still owned by private citizens.
During the years in which the British government incrementally took
away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed
self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were
threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to
own a gun.
Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while
the real criminals were released.
Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as
saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”
All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several
elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who
had no fear of the consequences.
Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his
collection trashed or stolen by burglars.
When the Dunblane Inquiry ended,
citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over
to local authorities.
Being good British subjects,
most people obeyed the law.
The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with
ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.
Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from
How did the authorities know who had handguns? Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?
WAKE UP AMERICA; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.
“…It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”
If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.
Gun Laws that are being proposed in America will eventually cause the same effect here!
Of all the countries that exist today only 3 allow firearms for personal protection. Finland, Switzerland and Israel and all have EXTREMELY LOW CRIME RATES compared to their neighboring countries with gun bans.
Please pass this on if you want your 2nd Amendment rights to be preserved!
One time I somehow found a video and watched it online. It was called “America: Freedom To Fascism”.
Very good film. Opened my eyes to a lot of things. I decided it was so powerful that I informed a lot of my friends and close family to it.
Later I asked them if they had seen it yet because I wanted to discuss it with them. Guess what? No one had watched it. Seems as if everyone is too busy watching bullshit tv shows that stuff thats really going on around us every day. Fell on blind eyes as usual.
So what I have done here is highlighted only the part or start of the part from the film about RFID since that is the subject matter today.
Sorry, but I got caught up in a new hobby after the kitchen remodel in April.
My new hobby is artisan concrete.
I taught myself how to make my own custom concrete counter tops during the kitchen remodel. It was fun and very rewarding. We could not find any style or color of granite that we liked. Granite is over done, played out. It has limits. We decided that we didn’t want it, and wanted some pre-cast custom concrete tops.
I must say that there is just something about taking a custom recipe mix of dust and making it a liquid and then a solid that will be appreciated for years to come.
Since then I have been learning about making sinks and other cool projects with concrete.
After the kitchen remodel I was consumed by concrete and with summer coming on full blast, I was not near a computer unless I was at work. I live in the backyard from sun up till sundown in the summer time and never made time to sit inside and code an application for the iPhone.
Sorry for that. Maybe I will give myself an extension of a year to try it again.
As many of you that read this blog know, I am doing a concrete sink project that will be in the shape of a guitar and used outdoors. It is a really big project with the counter top being 8 foot long. I have been taking my time with this sink because it will be my first sink. If I wanted to do it like my kitchen counter tops and make it with the hand pressed technique I could have already been done, but I want to try something new.
If I were to do the hand pressed look which makes it look more like granite or marbled, I would have to slurry coat the entire thing to fill in the voids, and also do this deep inside the sink. Then I would have to sand it several times to get a glossy finish. That’s OK, but I really do not want to slurry this one if I do not have too. Nor do I want to sand and sand and sand. I want a more machined look, crisp, smooth and clean.
This can be achieved two ways. I can either wet cast or spray the concrete.
If I wet cast, that’s simply a wetter mix that is really flow-able and I can just pour it into the mold. This is good, but my counter top thickness is 1.5 inches and the sink is 6 inches deep. In order to wet cast I would have to build my mold up in tiers so that I could pour the counter top, cover it with more melamine, then build sides around the sink and pour some more. This will require more concrete mix and more melamine.
If I spray the concrete, it will be a GRFC mix (glass fiber reinforced concrete) and I will not have to use any metal bracing in the concrete like I would have to do in the other two types of concrete casting. Whats so cool about doing this, is that not only will it use less concrete, but I will not have to build up a two tier mold, will not have to add metal bracing, will give me a smooth finish with less if not no bug holes to fill.
I really really wanted to do GFRC but I have never done it before. When I researched it I kept finding out that I needed a really large air compressor. I needed a hopper gun specifically designed for spraying concrete, and I had neither of these things. I only have a 2.5 horsepower 15 gallon compressor.
I read in very few places where some guys were getting by with even smaller compressors. This made me think it might be possible after all. Next I needed a gun to shoot the concrete with. Luckily a friend of mine has a drywall hopper gun. With a few modifications to tilt the hopper bucket further back using a 45 degree PVC fitting, I think this too will work.
Drywall Hopper Gun used to Spray GFRC
After I got the hopper gun I plugged it into the compressor to see how it works. Now I know why they say I need a large compressor. When you plug the gun in, its constantly blowing air. All the trigger does is dump whats in the hopper in front of the moving air.
I came to an realization that in order for this to work I was going to need to regulate the air and be able to turn it off and on when I needed it, so I could save the air and this way my compressor would run out of air so fast and I have to wait on it to fill up. A quick trip to Lowes to find what I needed and all was well.
Now to test.
OK, so I need to test this stuff out, but on what? Not going to waste an effort, so I remembered this small plastic pond thing that I picked up at Lowes several months back that wanted to one day make a sink from.
Pond Liner used for Concrete Sink
Well today was that day. I quickly fashioned a standard mold, its quite small actually at 19×24 inches. I affixed the pond thingy with silicon, added my tail piece for the sink drain made from a PVC pipe and rubber gasket, then 3 other pieces of PVC for the faucet, a typical 4 inch bathroom faucet. Now I am ready to spray, or try to.
Concrete Sink Mold
I made my mix and poured it into my hopper. I then sprayed a little on a piece of cardboard to see how it would spray.
I felt confident I had most of it all right, and I began to spray my mold. After it set a while I back-filled with my not so wet mix. I did this by hand. Everything looked good and I covered it for 2 days. On the 3rd day I took it out of the mold and I was delighted at what I was seeing. For my first run at this it was pretty flawless. There were a few bug holes to fill inside the sink and seal it up.
First sprayed layer of GFRC
This was a great first test run and I think I will do one more of this same sink and make the counter for it larger, before I tackle my outdoor integral guitar sink.