So, we have another case of "Mad Cow" Disease. This must be like the flu for cows or something. It was just about a year ago we had the last one, right? Any way, CNN has this great story on why, not one but TWO tests may be wrong, and yet, the cow in question was still suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE as the "Experts" call it. They have a new test now, which is supposed to be better than the old test, and are SURE it will return a guilty positive result!
Guys, I found a great mad cow test, and know what, it is WAY cheap to do. Try it out. In the mean time, just look out for cows like the one in the photo!
Well, it is that time of the week again. Another edition of the "Politically Incorrect Gun" Picture! I have decided that we should feature the most widely used firearm, in the world, the AK-47.
HISTORY The AK-47 was designed by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov. He started designing it while on a 6 month medical leave from the Red Army. By 1946, Kalashnikov had completed his design, and sent the drawing to the Main Artillery Commission in Moscow. The committee decided that his design showed promise. So, from 1946-1948 Kalashnikov worked on his new rifle, making changes every step of the way. Finally, in 1949, Kalashnikovs rifle was accepted as the Soviet Army's AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova Obrazets 1947) or the AK-47.
This new rifle was a closely guarded secret until late in the Cold War. When the US finally got their first look at the AK, this is what they saw:
SPECS Cartridge: 7.62 x 39 mm
Operation: gas, selective fire
Feed: 30-round magazine
Weight: 3.2 kg loaded; 2.7 kg empty
Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s
These guns are known for their reliability, and ease of use.
Looking at the picture, you will notice the muzzle brake. It is not the typical "birdcage" flash suppressor we think of on an AR-15 or M-16. This is a 'slant' style brake. As I understand it, this helps the gas to vent up fist, reducing the muzzle flip during full auto use.
So, what can I say but NICE! I want one. Cost on these NEW is only about $350. That comes with all the goodies like a bayonet, extra mags, ammo carrier, and cleaning kit. Not to mention that the ammo is SOOOOOO cheap!
REMEMBER Ladies, Christmas is right around the corner!
Alberto Vargas is arguably the undisputed (you like that? Nice eh!) King of the Pin-up era. His art was feature in New Yorker Magazine, Playboy, and a host of others. His ladies are even re-created on our warplanes today! These beautiful, voluptuous babes remind our "Boys" what they are fighting for back home. I like em just because they are GORGEOUS! These girls have SHAPE! They have CURVES! Real women should have CURVES! Women these days are so concerned with looking like a twig, they start looking like 12 yo boys! A women is NOT supposed to be a waif! They are supposed to be soft, and curvy, and YUMMY!
OK, I digress, again! I stole this image from the guys over at historicwings.com. They have got lots of WWII and current noseart! Like this!
Nose Art of WWII
Oh Ya. That is exactly what I am talking about! Curves, Hips, Garters, Oh My!
That's about a 9.0 on my babe-ometer. (My wife is a 10.)
A married 40 something year old Father of four. Former Firefighter and Search & Rescue Worker, Retired Paramedic, and all around Nice Guy!
My blog is about all the things I like and all the things I dislike.
I have a couple of weekly posts. One weekly post is the 1940s & 50's era Pinup. This is usually posted on Mondays. The second post is the weekly PIG picture. PIG stands for Politically Incorrect Gun, and is generally posted on wednesday. The last is "Mike's Tip of the Week".