5.56 Timeline


a man wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Harriett McNair Boykin

© Raleigh/Wake CCBI via CBS 17 Harriett McNair Boykin

Batter Up! Season started early this year!.

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – A Garner woman is behind bars after police say she beat her husband with a baseball bat at their home on Sunday afternoon and he later died from his injuries.

According to police, Harriett McNair Boykin, 67, attacked her husband on Sunday afternoon in the 1700-block of Misty Meadow Lane.

I’m guessing the poor guy answered the question ” does this haircut make me look pretty?”

The beating, which police said occurred around 2 p.m., left her husband, Joey Keith Boykin, 58, with serious injuries.

According to officials, Harriett Boykin used a baseball bat to repeatedly strike her husband in the head. Joey Boykin was transported to the hospital where he later died.

The 67-year-old woman is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Some one needs to ban these deadly weapons.

Police said Harriett Boykin is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center under no bond and the investigation is ongoing.

Harriett Boykin has not been charged with the killing at this time.

SIG ECHO3 Thermal Reflex Sight with BDX Technology

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 25, 2020) – SIG SAUER Electro Optics is pleased to introduce the ECHO3 Thermal Reflex Sight. The ECHO3 is a direct view thermal sight, utilizing SIG SAUER BDX technology, with the capability to capture images and record video in eight different color palettes.

“The ECHO3 is an ultra-compact, lightweight direct-view thermal sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “The innovative direct-view thermal display on the ECHO3 is a massive improvement over traditional eyepiece style thermals which induce eye fatigue and force the shooter to look through the sight. The ECHO3 allows the shooter to sit back and view the thermal display and when targets are identified, the new BDX reticle technology allows for exact aiming solutions in real time.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ECHO3 is a compact thermal reflex style sight available in a 1-6x or 2-12x magnification, equipped with Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX 2.0), the ECHO3 can be used with 9 different onboard SmartBDC™ ballistic holdover reticles or it can be paired with any KILOBDX rangefinder. The ECHO3 features a motion activated MOTAC™ display that powers up when it senses motion with over 6 hours of continuous runtime, and offers video and image recording in eight color palettes, and six brightness settings. The ECHO3 Includes a quick disconnect mount, with an easy to adjust zoom lens with throw lever attachment.

ECHO3 Thermal Reflex Sight Specs:
• Sensor: 320×240 12UM VOX LIWR Core
• Magnification: 1-6x or 2-12x
• Adjustment Increments: 0.5MOA
• Objective Lens Diameter: 23mm (1-6)/ 40mm (2-12)
• Illumination Settings: 6 Brightness Settings
• Color Palettes: 8 Color Palettes – Red, Red Hot, Black Hot, White Hot, Edge, Tyrian, Iron and Fire
• Overall Length: 4.1 in (1-6) / 4.7 in (2-12)
• Overall Width: 2.6 in.
• Overall Height: 3.1 in (1-6) / 3.6 in (2-12)
• Weight: 14.5 oz. (1-6) / 16.6 oz. (2-12)
• Waterproofing: IPX6
• Battery Life: Greater than 6 hours of heavy usage utilizing two (2) CR123 Lithium Batteries
• Total Elevation Travel: 150MOA x 150MOA
• Assembled In USA

MSRP (1-6x): $3,899.99

MSRP (2-12x): $5,199.99

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ECHO3 Thermal Reflex Sight will be available this spring for purchase at retailers nationwide and on the SIG SAUER Webstore. Complete product specs and information for the ECHO3 are available at sigsauer.com.

Coronavirus Updates 2/25/2020

  • WHO warns the rest of the world “is not ready for the virus to spread…”
  • CDC warns Americans “should prepare for possible community spread” of virus.
  • San Francisco Mayor declares state of emergency
  • Later, CDC says pandemic not a question of it, but when
  • Brazil may have South America’s first coronavirus case
  • Germany confirms 2nd case on Tuesday, brings total to 17
  • Italy cases spike to 322; deaths hit 10
  • Japan’s Shiseido tesll 8k employees to work from home
  • Kudlow tries to jawbone markets higher
  • HHS Sec. Azar warns US lacks stockpiles of masks
  • Italy Hotel in Lockdown After First Coronavirus Case in Liguria
  • Algeria confirms 1st case
  • First case in Switzerland
  • Kuwait halts all flights to Singapore and Japan
  • Iran confirms 95 cases, 15 deaths
  • First case in Austria
  • Spain reports 7 cases in under 24 hours, including in Madrid, Canary Islands, Barcelona
  • Iran Deputy Health Minister infected with Covid-19 a day after saying “everything is fine” in a speech

A lot is happening with this and its happening fast.

Brazil’s Health Ministry said a man has tested positive for the coronavirus on in initial test. If it’s confirmed in a second test, it will be the first case in South America.

The virus has already spread from Asia to Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.

On that note, El Salvador on Tuesday announced it would prevent entry of people from Italy and South Korea.

In Spain, a 7th cases has been confirmed in under 24 hours. Just over a day ago, Spain had zero confirmed cases.

Though it’s unconfirmed, there’s a rumor floating around twitter that an Iranian official who met with the Ayatollah a few days ago has tested positive for the virus.

Germany had reported its first case of the virus, Europe’s largest economy has just reported its second case, according to domestic media reports.

The first patient was reportedly a 25-year-old German who recently traveled to Milan. Patient No. 2 was confirmed near Germany’s border with the Netherlands. The man is in critical condition.

This brings Germany’s total cases to 18.

SFChronicle reports that Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency for San Francisco Tuesday, which will ramp up the city’s efforts to prepare for and confront potential cases.

There have been no confirmed coronavirus cases in San Francisco to date, but “the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step-up preparedness,” Breed said in a statement.

Three people have been treated at San Francisco hospitals for coronavirus, two of which have been discharged, but to date no cases have originated inside the city.

“We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm.”

Here’s an update on the situation in Iran via the Washington Post.

A CDC rep had this to say.

Our public health system has detected 14 people among the travelers entering the US. The fact that we have been cases at this level is an accomplishment. Based on what we know right now we believe the immediate risk in the US remains ‘low’. But we must use this time to prepare for the event of human transmission in the US. Part of that is educating the public about what transition from emergency measures to community-based measures would look like.

“Patients with the virus with mild or no symptoms have been placed in medical environments in quarantined. That level of care is mostly not needed. In most cases, the proper care would be management at home, with use of healthcare facilities only permitted for those with other underlying conditions, the elderly and other vulnerable people.”

“Circumstances suggest the virus will cause a pandemic, if that happens, new strategies will need to be implemented. These interventions at the community level will vary depending on local conditions.”

“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen, but when, and how many people will become infected, and how many of those will develop a more complicated disease. “

Well, there you have it…

Everything is fine. it’s just the sniffles.

Ripple Sole Boots

I really want to like Ripple Sole boots.

Ripple Sole on the right, standard tread on the left. The Ripple Sole boots were clean before wearing them for one day.

Part of the claim of them is that they will put a spring in your step. I dunno about that, but they do seem to reduce fatigue for me.

But. . . and there always is a downside.. . . they accumulate crap in those grooves. In the military, when I wore them, we always got into mud, and my boots would hold what felt like an extra 20 pounds of mud on them. Just walking around one day with them on I find the grooves packed with crud. Now, there is a simple and super effective way to get all that gunk out. Just walk on the carpet in your house. It will all transfer to the carpet.

These soles can give you extra traction, but only in one direction. Not much help when you are walking down hill. I found out yesterday that they provide very little traction on a wet tile floor. I was sliding around like I was on ice skates. Pure luck I didn’t fall.

Compared to standard treads, these can sometimes make significantly more noise.

I was tempted to start this post with “I hate them and you should hate them too.” But I don’t really hate them, I just find that every time I wear a pair the cons out weigh the pros.