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December 9, 2011

China news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:36 pm
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Looks like a lot of folks in China with money are looking for a way out.  Story here.

December 8, 2011


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:50 pm
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I previous wrote about the idiot government nannies in San Francisco trying to ban Happy Meals.  Well, they did it.  An the results are predictable.  Nice to see McDonalds get the last laugh.

(Post title courtesy of Nelson Muntz)

December 7, 2011

Remember Pearl Harbor

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:13 pm
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Remember Pearl Harbor

Today is Dec. 7th.  Please keep those who died at Pearl Harbor in your thoughts and prayers.


December 6, 2011

Magazine review: Model Aircraft Monthly Vol. 10 #10

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:35 pm
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MAM Vol.10 #10

Model Aircraft Monthly continues to make its climb back to its former place as the best aircraft modeling magazine out there.  It isn’t back to the quality that existed when Neil Robinson was running the show, but it is getting there.

This issue has as its coverstory, an article on the Su-25 and its derivatives, along with numerous color sideviews illustrations.  Since there are a surprising number of countries that operate the Su-25, the number and variety of color schemes is impressive.

On the modeling from, for the worshipers of the divine scale, there is a comparative build of two kits of the Fairey Spearfish, one a resin kit and the other, a vac form.  While the article isn’t perfect, where else are you going to find two build articles on teh Fairey Spearfish. (Google it if you are wondering what it is.

The issue rounds out with articles on the British efforts in Lybia (current, not WWII) and an article on Russian Ekranoplans which is the second part of an article from a previous issue.

As I said, not perfect, but MAM is getting back to its old form.

December 5, 2011

Magazine review: IPMS Journal Vol.23 #5 & #6

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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IPMS Journal 23 #5

 I forgot to review this issue when it came in.  What reminded me was that volume 23 #6 just came in.  #6 is the convention issue, so it has no articles or reviews to speak of, but mainly photos of the winners from Omaha. (Including a photo of yours truly’s model.)

Issue 23 #5 is a typical, good IPMS Journal.  It has an article on the A-4 and all the available kits of that aircraft by sometime MMCL member Joe Turpen.  It has a long article on 3 different versions of the L88 Corvette.  There is also an article on a horror figure kit.  As far as IPMS Journal’s go, it wasn’t the best issue, however, it is still the best modeling magazine out there.  Join IPMS/USA.

December 4, 2011

Good news for the planet

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:25 pm
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Some of the doomsday predictions may be overblown.  Read here.

December 3, 2011

Batcrap crazy

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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What else can one say about this? (H/T Above the law)

December 2, 2011

A place to begin the convesation

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:35 am
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A great column here.  This would be a nice place for those on the left and those on the right to begin a discussion.

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