Friday, July 26, 2013

In regards to the proper care and feeding of chemical agents.

Don't store it in direct sunlight.  Check the canister for damage and leaks.  And take it out of service by the listed expiration date.  

That being said. let's mosy on to a similar topic.  

Oleoresin Capsicum.  O. C.  Pepper Spray.  Basically this is the "weaponized" version of a hot pepper.  The oils of the peppers converted by modern science into a pressurized agent used to disorient a subject.  It's almost as au-natural and hippie friendly as a hickory shampoo.  Ha ha, I kid, I kid.  

It is known as "less than lethal" due to the fact that it sits lower on the use of force chart.  However, "less than lethal" can be lethal at times without intent.  (See studies on positional asphyxiation in conjunction with use of chemical agents.)  Nothing is 100% safe.  (Remember that radio contestant who died from drinking water?)  

On that note, pepper spray is a bit of an area-of-affect tool.  Let's say that you are going hands on with an inmate.  Unless the situation goes pear shaped, you should not deploy pepper spray.  Not only are you hitting the inmate with the chemical, you are hitting the officers also.  Not every one is affected by O. C. the same way.  Take me for example.  I've had a lot of exposure to it and I can work through it.  Also, it makes me very angry.  And my anger is not directed at the inmate, but he officer who made a very poor decision.  

Saturday, July 13, 2013

International Cat Speculators

International Cat Speculators.

Apparently it's a thing now.  

It's a joke on Instapundit, by the way.  My family has a good handful of cats plus a number of strays that hang around.  If there was a way to make money off of them then I'd be rich.  

Update:  Apparently someone has bought a web domain and set it up as International Cat Speculators.  Read the comments, they are so funny!

On that note, leave a comment on my blog.  Just say hi or something.

Friday, July 12, 2013

DC Celtic Events

Anyone remember Yahoo Groups?  I'm still a member of several Yahoo Groups.  Sometimes I get some really interesting info on them.  I actually prefer getting info over text based e-mail than using Facebook.  It's a simple format, where in Facebook they will sometimes hide posts and you won't know that anyone wrote anything.

Recently, the DC Cetlic Events group was updated.  I was happy to see this.  I was so used to the groups fading away and being forgotten.  Plus, the moderator included a nice note explaining why the news group had been "ignored" for so long.  That was a nice touch.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I need a vacation... from my vacation.

So...  Spent a little over a week on vacation.  And I'm still recovering from it.

It rained most of the week.  I think the rain actually made the fishing a little better because it kept all the speedboats and jet skis off the lake.

I'll post later.

I think.