User Profile: Charley1

Member Since: June 16, 2011


  • [2] October 9, 2015 at 7:02pm

    In the words of Tombstone’s Johnny Ringo, “Well…bye”.

  • [1] January 22, 2015 at 4:49pm

    Gumbel is what the French refer to as an “ignorant shower bag”

  • [13] January 16, 2015 at 10:16pm

    Retired entomologist. This is a non story. Been known for many years blood feeding insects key in on several attractants…pheromones (chemical scents), CO2, body heat, among others. Several other pheromone traps on the market currently for bedbugs. Bedbugs can be a big problem, but this isn’t a solution at this point.

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  • [1] December 22, 2014 at 12:07pm

    Tolkien was a far better writer than Jackson is a film maker. I sure wish the whole “trilogy” BS had never happened. The original publisher of LOTR thought it was worthy of publication, but didn’t think it would sell. The manuscript was broken down into three parts in an effort to minimize projected loses. If I remember correctly, the publishing runs were 2500 on The Fellowship, 2000 on The Two Towers, and 1500 (planned) on The Return of the King. Sales took off, and more than 1500 were printed, but the “trilogy” was the publisher’s idea, Tolkien just wrote a story. Now EVERY moron who writes fantasy HAS to do a trilogy, including Jackson.

  • [1] December 21, 2014 at 11:00pm

    “The Battle of the Five Armies…The Search For More Money.” Jackson can stay in Middle Zealand as far as I care. His interpretations are poor, at best.

  • [2] December 18, 2014 at 5:07pm

    I’m a small holster maker. Some leathers are tanned with a salt solution, some are not. My personal carry gun rides in my work 24 hours a day, comes out for training and routine cleaning. No issues with corrosion, and I’m in South Texas. You can keep Kydex, leather is more comfortable, in my experience. For most people, no comfort, no carry.

  • November 6, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Must have met my wife’s cousin and her husband. Never met such boorish people. If all New Zealand is like them, can’t say I blame him.

  • [1] October 29, 2014 at 1:51pm

    I’m an NRA life member, CHL holder, 40 plus years shooting, hunting, handloading. That said, the book DESPERATELY needs a proof reader who actually knows the English language. Dana’s writing style isn’t the best, repeating every point THREE times in different areas of the book doesn’t add to credibility, it subtracts. Dana, I wish you well, but the antis will take your book apart, just based on those things.

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  • [4] October 28, 2014 at 1:01pm

    Sending her Bibles was a mistake, Should have sent copies of the US Constitution instead. What she authorized was a violation of the First Amendment. She is free to believe what she wants about religion, but she cannot officially suppress other’s beliefs.

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  • [4] October 24, 2014 at 12:25pm

    So, two of the three US cases have involved stupid decisions by medical “professionals”. First case, the nurse who was running a low grade fever, but flew anyway. Why ask the CDC? She had cared for an Ebola case, ran a fever, and got on a commercial airliner. Should have waited 24 hours. If it was Ebola, the fever would have increased by then, if it was not Ebola, the fever likely would have broken by then. Poor judgement.
    As for the MD, his credentials should be revoked. Working in West Africa, with Ebola victims, comes home, runs a fever, and still travels in public. Beyond poor judgement.
    Comes down to Robert Heinlien’s quote… “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity”.

  • [1] October 23, 2014 at 10:47pm

    Forty years as a shooter, handloader, and bullet caster. I get my lead levels checked with my yearly physical, my lead level is less then 5 micrograms/deciliter, well below “normal” levels. Never smoke or eat after handling components ( brass, bullets, empty cases) without THOUROUGHLY washing your hands.

  • October 23, 2014 at 10:42pm

    Prime are lead styphnate.

  • [3] October 23, 2014 at 10:21pm

    Absolutely. Modern food kills, that’s why life expectancy 200 years ago was 45-50 years, vs. 80 today.

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  • [2] October 21, 2014 at 4:14pm

    Don’t usually buy books pushed here. I will make an exception for this one. Her thoughts match he thoughts of my wife and my self.

  • [4] October 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

    The oil based products kill ONLY when applied directly onto the insects. There is very little residual effect, in part because of the repellency. If it repels, the insect won’t willingly expose itself to the material.
    DE is fine, but messy. Exposing yourself to carbamate pesticides, like Sevin, isn’t terribly smart. Minor exposure isn’t that big a problem, but treating you bedding and lying on the material is a bad idea. Heat works for bedbugs, but can be expensive and a PITA to do the prep work.
    If you are going to try to deal with bedbugs yourself, get a good flashlight, a caulking gun, and inspect/seal every crack and crevice within 15-20 feet of your sleeping area. Applying an insecticidal dust (like the DE mentioned), or one of the synthetic pyrethroids to electrical outlet boxes, gaps between carpet/molding, gaps in molding and trim. Steam treatment of those areas is another option. Treat the cracks and joints of your bed frame, enclose the mattress and box spring in covers suitable for bedbug work. Not a bad idea to apply a non-repellent residual pesticide around your sleeping area, if possible. Bedbugs are attracted to the CO2 you exhale, make them cross a treated area to get to you, and expose themselves to the material.
    The most important thing is to be as thorough as possible. It takes time and effort to deal with an issue like this, and , frankly, most people don’t or won’t spend the time, or expend the effort. There isn’t a quick and easy way.

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  • [6] October 10, 2014 at 11:27pm

    Don’t forget, Davis has cast herself as “a single mother, who put herself through college and law school”. Er, no. She used her then (older) husband’s 401 K to pay for school, graduated, and left his ass. Pretty much shows her character right there. Won’t get my vote.

  • [1] October 10, 2014 at 3:18pm

    Pest inspections for real estate purposes cover and are geared towards wood destroying insects only. Casual mention might made of other creatures, but nothing written into the report. As for the brown recluse itself, I’ve seen bites that leave the characteristic red are with a black spot in the middle, and two days later nothing was swelling, pain, or anything else. I’ve also seen bites that resulted in the death of large areas of tissue Depends on the person’s immune system, overall health, how much venom the spider injected, when the spider last fed, and a bunch of other factors.
    Also, keep in mind these are defensive bites. No spider walks around looking for humans to bite.

  • [7] October 9, 2014 at 12:04pm

    Yeah, the so called “pest management professional” ID’d them as “Africanized” honeybees. You CAN NOT look at actions and naked eye visuals to get a positive ID. Most entomology departments require a “Statistically significant” sample…usually 50 insects, or more, to ID Africanized vs. European honeybees. I’ve seen Europeans attack in that manner, if enough attack pheromone is released in the area, ANY honeybee species will attack and continue to attack. I know that isn’t sexy enough for the Blaze, or most new outlets, but it is the truth, nonetheless. Of course, I’m just a retired entomologist, who spent over thirty years dealing with the pest management industry…

  • [2] September 21, 2014 at 1:09pm

    I dunno, Johnboy, what does God’s Law say about screwing the bejesus out of your deacon’s wife? Been over 30 years, but many of us here still remember. I’ve also been in your house….seen how your present wife treats household staff (la senora doesn’t want any tracks on the carpet, only the vacuum cleaner lines!).
    My dog is closer to God than you are, sir. Just a way to make money and gain power for you.

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  • September 5, 2014 at 4:53pm

    anybody with any knowledge of arachnids and insects knows they cannot be that large. Both have relatively inefficient respiratory and circulatory systems, couldn’t survive at that size.

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