May 6th, 2014

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Gun Silencer Sales to Civilians Up 37% in One Year

If factoids could speak, what would this one say? To me it whispers ominously: "We want to kill and not get caught" and "We are willing to give our personal info to the ATF and pay lots of money for the gadget that will let us do the deed." Silencers often cost more than the guns they quiet.

US sales of silencers went from 285,000 in 2011 to 360,000 in 2012. According to the ATF there's now a 9 month waiting period for registration approval, and applicants must provide the ATF with a photo and fingerprints, and pay a $200 tax.

The assault rifle buying binge provoked by the Newtown shooting has tapered down, and those same people are getting set up with silencers, flashlights, laser scopes, stocks, pistol grips and rail systems for attaching other accessories.


Herbs: Phytolacca decandra

Just ran across a nice southern article about eating the leaves as salad, and painting the skin with the toxic berry juice. I have been taught to use an alcohol extract of the root as a "lymphogogue" meaning it is supposed to stimulate lymph movement, or at least a strong immune response. Far as I know there is no science to support this use. The juices of the root are very strong and caustic, and it should not be handled with bare hands.