SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School plans to paint over a mural in its student center that highlights Vermont’s role in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement after members of the law school community objected to its depictions of African Americans and said it made some people uncomfortable.
VLS President and Dean Thomas McHenry said in a schoolwide email this week that students and alumni had raised concerns about the mural in the Chase Community Center, which was painted by Vermont-based artist Sam Kerson in 1993 with the school’s blessing, even winning recognition from The Christian Science Monitor at the time.
Background: Acupuncture points are commonly used by Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat throat discomfort. Transcutaneous electroacupuncture (TEA) is a new therapy combining transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation with meridian theory. The efficacy and mechanism of Transcutaneous electroacupuncture for globus pharyngeus has not been reported. The aim of our study was to explore the effect and possible mechanisms of TEA at CV22/LI3/LU11/...
Via email from Rolf:
I know that several boomershooters use the 6.5 Grendel. I was having problems, and suspect a rough chamber might be the culprit. (Still awaiting a reply from Midway, where I bought the upper, as it’s a MidwayUSA house brand, before I do anything like home gunsmithing). I went looking for a chamber hone that would be right, and could not find one, and saw contradictory info on the web. So I emailed the company (Brush Research) that makes the Flex-Hone chamber hones to ask what the correct one might be. I got this prompt reply this morning. I’m pretty sure that they’d be OK with posting the info on a popular shooting-related web-site such as yours, if you want to post it for any of the Grendel shooters out there who might want to know.
From: Technical <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [#479759] New Technical Inquiry Home
Thank you for contacting us regarding chamber hones for your 6.5mm Grendel. We have made these for the Grendel before only they aren’t visible on our website or literature.
Phucumol. When prescribed by your doctor, it can significantly reduce your ability to give a F#^K. She WINS the internet today!!! 😂🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/LWfSeTOHZ6 — MAGA🇺🇸Gwen⭐⭐⭐Text TRUMP to 88022 (@MAGAGwen) July 13, 2020
The Leupold Freedom Red Dot Sight I first encountered an early version of Leupold’s Freedom RDS at SHOT 2019. Full credit goes to TFB’s Nick C., who noticed the sight during the setup day prior to Industry Day at the Range. The sight was interesting enough, being an American-made RDS at a reasonable price point. […]
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A Tweet can make an excellent Photo Of The Day and get the conversation going. In this case a Tweet from ACR about “America’s First Space Age Automatic Rifle“. ACR wrote: Constructed from lightweight plastics and aluminum and equipped with a 16 inch “Dissipator” barrel, this futuristic weapon system provides logistical and ergonomic advantages unattainable […]
Welcome back to The Rimfire Report! In this ongoing series, we review, discuss, and explore the various aspects, firearms, and practices of the rimfire world. This week we’ll be reviewing the Taurus 942 small frame revolver in 22LR. This pocket-sized pistol can do just about anything from concealed carry duty to recreational plinking. The Rimfire Report: […]
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7/2/20 Indian Express https://indianexpress.com/article/india/vadodara-administration-drive-hcq-helping-in-containing-covid-19-cases-say-docs-as-analysis-begins-6486049/ reports success as a prophylactic. But Trump promoted it, so American media will continue hostility because Orange Man Bad
We saw it on the way home and decided Monsoon is Here, which always means race the storm because even if it isn’t over your home you don’t know how long it’s been lingering over a dry riverbed, or the plateau the feeds the canyons that feed the dry riverbed. In short, hurry or you might not get home.
This early in the season it’s not a very realistic worry, but that’s what a lot of people have told themselves just minutes before settlin...
Gun Control Myths: How politicians, the media, and botched "studies" have twisted the facts on gun control. Excellent concept for a book.
In HAM radio they call it a silent key. It is an older term, from the days of Morse Code, but it is a gentle way to say that a voice we heard will not be heard again.
Ol Remus who gave us the Woodpile Report is reported as having passed away from cancer just a few weeks after diagnosis. His link goes silent. We are diminished.
There aren’t too many women doing the Death Metal, Death Growl. Angel Gossow is one of the best. I can’t say she beat others to that, but she was lead singer for Arch Enemy until 2014. Since then she has managed a couple of groups including Arch Enemy and Amaranthe. This is the first musical […]
Welcome back to another edition of the TFB Round Table sponsored by Ammunition To Go! For those who are first joining us, this is a multi-part series where TFB discusses the characteristics of great ammunition for specific applications. This could vary from big game hunting, plinking, precision rifle matches, small game hunting, or even pistol competitions. Chances are there is someone here at TFB who can offer […]
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In at least five battleground states, Democrats appear to have borne the brunt of the damage during the COVID-shutdown period.
In Maine, for example, 59 percent of new voters registered as Dems pre-coronavirus — but only 40 percent have done so in the months since.
Dem declines were also seen in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, TargetSmart found.
Additionally, in the swing state of Iowa, the new voters helped the GOP retake the statewide lead in voter registrations last month, Politico reported.
The new voters who did manage to send in applications were older and whiter than those who had been recruited before the pandemic hit. Voters in those demographic groups are expected to break for President Trump, rather than for Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, in November.
Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age manThe first sign came with one of the most powerful black directors in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele – the man behind box office hits such as Get Out and Us – stated in public that he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.
'I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,' Peele said. 'Not that I don't like white dudes. But I've seen that movie before.'
As one studio executive responded privately: 'If a white director said that about hiring a black actor, their career would be over in a heartbeat.' Few doubt it.
Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man [More]On the plus side, no more Mark Ruffalo, John Cusack...
Despite standing behind their data and method used to conclude there is “no evidence of anti-Black [sic] or anti-Hispanic disparities across [fatal police] shootings,” a study’s authors want to retract their work because it contradicts left-wing politics. [More]And they'll keep on retracting if they know what's good for them.
Walk along the leafy streets of any neighborhood in so-called ‘brownstone Brooklyn’, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, and you’ll see ‘Defund the Police’ in many a home window. [More]They just want to make sure their walls aren't tagged, their windows aren't broken, and their houses aren't invaded and burned.
CONGRESSMAN MO BROOKS:U.S. ARMY MUST PROSECUTE & FIRE REDSTONE ARSENAL ARMY PERSONNEL WHO ILLEGALLY USED GOVERNMENT RESOURCES TO DISTRIBUTE POLITICAL PROPAGANDA CLAIMING "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" & "CELEBRATION OF COLUMBUS DAY" CONSTITUTE WHITE SUPREMACY [More]What better place for communist sympathizers to subvert?
Shields told deputies about problems he had with the Catholic Church and mentioned several Biblical references to the Book of Revelations and Bible scripture. He described his actions as “awesome” and smiled and laughed while talking about the incident, stating that he was the “king,” the report says. [More]Got that "Jesus" look going on and everything...
Unbelievable. Not only did they *arrest* a child merely for saying ugly things to a celebrity of color, but they're *bragging* about having arrested a child for words. Ugly words, yes, but words. He's 12 years old. What are you, @wmpolice, the Stasi? https://t.co/z1ENthqT8r
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) July 13, 2020
Ennio Morricone, who passed away on the 6th of July at the age of 91, is best known for the unusually-instrumented title music to “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” (1966).
His “March Of The Beggars” from “Duck You Sucker” (1971) is similarly amusing.
Alone. Nonstop. Around the World. No Assistance. That is the Vendée Globe. The next race starts from France in November. But before that happens, there is a “warm-up” or qualifying race this year. Match Racing on the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d’Olonne Race. The Vendée Arctic race started in Les Sables d’Olonne in the French […]
Firearms usage and medical preparedness go hand in hand. Whether you’re enjoying a casual range day, hunting, shooting competitively, or carrying a concealed handgun in your everyday life, unfortunately mishaps can and do happen from time to time. Many shooting organizations and competitive bodies are increasingly encouraging or requiring their members and participants to include […]
Belgium’s own Fabrique Nationale Herstal, known as FN Herstal or simply FN for short, has produced some phenomenal and highly successful guns over its 131 year history. From their contributions in the handgun market with pistols like the Hi-Power and Five-Seven, to rifles like the P90 and SCAR series – and many more – FN […]
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They are not ‘liberals’. They are Leftists. The same people who slaughtered over 100 million of their fellows citizens in the last century once the Leftists gained unchallenged power.
Of course, the reason the Left has been working for decades to disarm you is so they can send the leftist-controlled mob to kill you and loot what you worked so hard for. Which means this is all well premeditated.
The Left are not accidentally incompetent, they are not confused, they are not mistaken. They are evil. You are their enemy and they will lie about their intentions until you are defenseless and then they can reveal what they really want to do to you and your family.
What happens when a meme becomes a terrorist movement? [More]Leave it to those with beams in their eyes to go hysterical over the occasional mote in others'.
Javonni Carson, a rising fourth-grader at Atlanta’s Deerwood Academy, was one of three people injured when gunfire erupted in a parking lot ... According to an Atlanta police report, at least five cars were struck by gunfire and officers recovered 42 shell casings from the scene... Wednesday’s shooting occurred days after a violent Fourth of July weekend that left five people dead and more than two dozen injured in Atlanta. [More]But the main thing to focus on is Stone Mountain.
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio helps paint the Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower. [More]In other words, he's committing an act of dictator-approved vandalism.
Penny was just 11 years old when she decided that people online were right — that she was “transgender.” At 13, she was prescribed hormone blockers, and by 15, she’d had a double mastectomy. Now, at 16, she’s raising money on gofundme for a breast reconstruction. [More]So does that make her a hater now?
During a brief argument, Ramirez claims the suspect’s group shouted Black Lives Matter and either Whitaker or someone in her group replied that All Lives Matter. [More]Who among us has not killed people for less?
Boilerplate letter received by a WarOnGuns correspondent that ignores his specific inquiry about the Constitutional militia:
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me...how many times is this now?BREAKING: President Trump tells Telemundo’s @jdbalart he will sign an executive order on immigration that will include DACA in the coming weeks. #mtpdaily— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 10, 2020
Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.” pic.twitter.com/M926cty8A1
"We believe there was a relationship, there was some type of known entity between the victim and the suspects. So, this is not a totally random situation. This is an isolated, targeted situation," Nocco said. [More]That and the "one-by-on" makes it sound ominous like they're looking at him for more than the ill-advised practice of those who are findable in meatspace posting valuables on social media.
St. Louis police officers reportedly seized a rifle from the husband-and-wife lawyers filmed waving firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters last month. The officers served a warrant on Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Friday night, taking the rifle the husband was pictured aiming, the local NBC affiliate reported. The officers were told by the couple that their attorney had the second gun, the pistol brandished by the wife, the report said. [More]I don't suppose a "special relationship" with a duty to protect now exists...?
There are positive aspects to gun culture that bring recreation, enjoyment, or a feeling of security to many people, and there are also some negative elements," says Dr. Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences at BUSPH. [More]Those "negative elements" would be those troglodytes who equate gun ownership with freedom, right, gunquack?
The Unadjusted Man is the final, irreducible pebble that, sabotages the omnipotence of even the smoothest-running machine. [More]Well, there's a guy who needs to be shunned as a Nazi. Especially when recognizing truths like:
"The easy conformity-baiting of adolescent radicalism refuses to adjust even to deep and valid norms."[Via Curly Howard]
In a contentious online hearing Tuesday, the Georgetown University Student Association approved the resolution by voice vote while some students cried and others struggled to breathe during heated debate over the issue. [More]If only they operated on logic, but then again, induced self-destruction wouldn't be necessary.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz
I spent all of last week attending Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes’ Deadly Force Instructor class as a student. We spent some time discussing the use of weapon mounted lights and the safety concerns associated with them.
It caused me to realize that I haven’t written about this topic in more than six years. I’ve changed some of my views on the topic over that time frame, so I thought it would be useful to provide my readers with an update.
The primary issues we see in media reporting are when people using weapon-mounted lights accidentally shoot someone when they mistakenly pull the trigger when they intend to turn on the light for illumination.
For years there has been a constant stream of high level media “reporting” about the so called “dangers” of weapon mounted lights (WMLs). Check out the links below for some examples:
I don't really track precious metals pricing intently. I keep a very small stash, mostly as a pro forma thing. Adolescent me who read doomsday stuff, fictional and otherwise, knows you're supposed to have some for TEOTWAWKI.
So I keep my inner kid happy with a small stash even though I know that canned food and a few cases of 7.62x39 or 5.56 would be far better barter goods in any situation where I'd have to swap things for stuff in a post-apocalyptic flea market.
At any rate, I idly wandered by the online precious metals vendor I occasionally patronize and noted that silver is still generally tracking along that price plateau it's been riding since mid last year, up a few bucks from the trough it had been in earlier last year. Huh. Wonder what gold looks like. Let's click over and and...yowza!
Gold is up $400/oz since this time last year, and $300/oz since the first of January. It's at near-historic highs, over $1,800/oz. Doubleyew-tee-eff?
Quick, to the Googles!
There's a problem with "going to the Googles" to find news on gold price trends, and that's that the first three pages of search results...even o...
Al Fin has a very interesting chart up:
with what I wanted to say:
"Yes, the range rules say it should be unloaded when you bring it in. THAT DOESN'T MEAN PULL IT OUT AND START UNLOADING IT AT THE COUNTER, YOU MORON."
China has announced sanctions on top Republicans after the US imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for alleged human rights abuses against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province.
Among those targeted are senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both outspoken critics of China.
The nature of the sanctions is unclear.
China is accused of detaining more than a million Uighurs and others in Xinjiang but China denies abuses in the far-western region.
Ted Cruz is a senator for Texas while Marco Rubio represents Florida. The pair competed with Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
China also imposed sanctions on R...
The bad guys haven’t gotten that memo. Florida homeowner shoots and kills two ‘extremely violent’ burglars and injures another after they broke into his house during the night. There are other media outlets covering this story, but I just love the way the British press seesaws between horror and admiration anytime a US citizen makes […]
Or, as I quote below… “Is this the zenith of fake news?” But then I’m incredibly cynical. So the Mainstream Media is either ignoring this, or putting a positive spin on it. Mostly it seems they are ignoring it. After Severe Illness, NBC’s Dr. Joseph Fair Tests Negative for COVID-19 Antibodies. So Joseph Fair has […]
Amid calls to defund the police, there is some sanity. Well and calls for more government, or at least “different” government. ‘Enough is enough’: As gun violence rises in north Minneapolis, neighbors wage a lonely fight. Minneapolis is falling apart. Calls to 911 regarding gunshots are double what they were last year. And some residents […]
Llama was never the most prestigious of the three major Spanish pistol makers, and in the 1980s they decided to have a try at an upscale new pistol. The design was done by an American, Gary Wilhelm, who worked with the Stoeger company (which was Llama’s US importer). The gun was offered in both .45 ACP and 9mm Parabellum, with the 9mm version offering a semi-double-stack 12 round magazine. The gun has a very complex fire control system, with rollers, ball bearings, and dual trigger bars for single and double action. It was also very expensive, costing some $600 when new (nearly double the price of many comparable pistols, like the S&W Model 39). It was only in production from 1982 until 1986, and was by all definitions a commercial flop. The less-than-elegant lines, cost, complexity, and Llama’s generally poor reputation combined to quickly sink it.
Bond Arms have just announced the newest addition to their Rough n Rowdy Series of firearms – the Bond Arms Grizzly. The New double barrel single action 4.5 Long Colt pistol has all the same features as other pistols in the Rowdy Series like a stainless-steel barrel and frame as well as a cross-bolt safety […]
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At SHOT Show 2020 in January, TFB reported on several new products coming soon from low-light masters TNVC, Tactical Night Vision Company. One of these anticipated offerings was a TNVC exclusive infrared laser from Steiner eOptics, a micro laser called the TOR Mini. While the IR version is at TNVC only for now, Steiner has […]
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Ooops! Death rate clicked up from the WuFlu.
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Women’s Outdoor News and Avery Skipalis bring you a video about inspecting your firearm. Inspecting your firearm is another aspect of firearm ownership that’s often overlooked and viewed as a chore. In the second video of our series, we talked about the importance of firearm maintenance and listed a few things to which you should pay attention. Now we’re moving on to firearm inspection.
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 12, 2020 So, as it happens, the Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite wasn’t the only model of ballistic sunglasses DefenseReview (DR) got to peruse at SHOT Show 2020. Nope. We also got to check out the new Smith Optics Rebound Elite tactical shooting specs at the …
Hard men will stand up for us all in hard times.
And we we will be persecuted for doing so.
Locally, here in Eastern Daylight Time, the broadcast network Sunday morning political talking head shows run more or less consecutively.
First is ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos at nine, then switch over to NBC for Meet the Press, and then finally cut over to the CBS affiliate at eleven for the last half hour of Face the Nation.
So, this morning the schedule for This Week is pretty typical. Several different interviews make up the first part of the show, then there's a brief data-oriented segment with Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com (apparently added to This Week after ABC bought FiveThirtyEight from ESPN, its crunchy data & graphics an obvious response to the "Data Download" segment Chuck Todd added to MTP after he took over as host.) The final segment of the show is a panel discussion, with four guests and Stephanopoulos.
Today, as they were coming off the commercial break after the FiveThirtyEight segment and into the panel, there was a distinct absence of audio...not even background noise...and George was staring off into the distance.
He fidgeted a bit in dead silence....
Monthly matches are back and conducted in a safe environment for everyone. I had a mask going the whole day, except for when I was shooting obviously.
Nothing to do? Each day you are welcome to TFB’s selection of photo highlights. If you’re lucky you might learn something on the way, or just see something you fancy buying? In today’s Photo Of The Day, we’re looking at some Swiss Gold, some of it unobtainable for U.S. customers due to legislation. We have a B&T […]
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Now all I need is the glass, which to be safe is a 2-man job.
This should exactly double the output, which basically means I can get 1.5 big buckets of hot water instead of 3/4 of one – and that’s enough for dishwashing AND a bath any time the sun’s shining. Luxury!
Right now the temperature is dependent on both the sun and the wind, so I’m very interested to see how much more dependable it gets when the cover’s on.
…with a few rifles to zero, his local ranges being closed. Not for any bullshit Covid shutdown, but for fire season.
Along with a couple of videos it was three hours in the sun on the hottest day so far this year. After he went home I went straight to the Lair’s “shower,” and then spent the rest of the day in the shade.
He always brings fun stuff, though. Early developmental rifles like the AR10, Spanish rifles, weird rifles, and of course his FAMAS…
Yesterday, Louisiana's petty tyrant, John Bel Edwards, ordered a mask mandate for all of Louisiana until further notice. He said, on multiple occasions, that he has been very patient with us.
With covid cases climbing, this seems to be the only course of action that he's willing to take. Of course, he puts the onus on business, to enforce his mandate. As he explained it, the business must insist that every customer wear a mask. IF the customer reuses, the business will ask the customer to leave If the customer refuses to leave, then the customer is trespassing.
He also closed the bars, because, you know, bars are evil dens of iniquity and purveyors of infection.
Truly, all he is doing is pissing people off. Those of us who believe in masks war them. Those who don't believe in masks don't wear them. The governor, who uses the unchecked, raw power of his office to force Louisiana into bending to his will serves no one. The governor's use of his raw, unchecked power to favor one business over another does not serve th...
With all the boycotts and other reprisals against people who "voted the wrong way" in 2016 or have stated their intent to do the same in 2020,
42 U.S. Code §1985(3) provides:
"...if two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy ... the party so injured or deprived may have an action for the recovery of damages occasioned by such injury or deprivation, against any one or more of the conspirators."
§1985 was enacted as one of the Reconstruction-era "anti-Klan" Acts. Boycotts, of course, have some First Amendment protections. The decision to boycott someone is a personal choice. Advocacy of the boycott is generally First Amendment protected. Its protection may be reduced (haven't researched it) if the boycott is punish someone else's exercise of federally-protected rights. But where th...
Locks and dams are a part of our infrastructure that usually only make the news when they fail, but they can serve important functions. The Illinois Waterway is a series of canals, dams and locks that make it possible for boat traffic (mostly barges and some recreational) to travel from Chicago and Lake Michigan to […]
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As we see more officers attacked by rioters and more police stations under siege, I’m getting this question more often. If you want to help a cop under attack, this is how to do it. And be sure to read PART TWO, how you can help a cop even if you aren’t carrying a weapon.
In this episode of TFBTV – part of the “TFBTV Goes to Hollywood” series – James Reeves visits Larry Zanoff of Independent Studio Services to talk about the REAL gun (or guns, as it turns out) used by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry. Larry talks about the origin of the gun, how it was used, […]
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Every morning I wake up pretty small government/libertarianish and every evening I go to bed wanting Trump to send in the military to nationalized the American media.
Absolute destroyers of our great nation.
Jesse Kelly @JesseKellyDC
Tweeted on June 29, 2020
[This comment to the above is also good for a laugh:
No contradiction. It’s ok to use the government to fight terrorists.
— Boomieleaks (@Boomieleaks) June 29, 2020
If this sounds like a seriously good idea keep in mind it might be self correcting without the use of force. Only 41% of the U.S. population trust the media. And many media outlets are failing or have failed in recent years.—Joe]
He apparently thought breaking into a home in the middle of the night was a good idea, but he picked the wrong home. Homeowner kills intruder. Police responded about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of a home invasion in progress in Coloma Township, according to the Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph. Coloma Township Police Chief […]
Because it seems some rankings are off to me. Texas doctors rank activities posing greatest risks for contracting coronavirus. The Texas Medical Association ranked 37 activities on a scale of 1-10 “Walking in a busy downtown” is given a low-to-moderate risk score of 4. Really??! Given the way COVID-19 tore thru New York City, I […]
Especially if they are in California. DA Declines to File Charges in Blue Lake Gas Station Killing. Still, the DA does admit that self-defense is legal in that part of California. And I guess to be fair, they didn’t sit on the decision for months. “The employee has stated he acted in self-defense,” the press […]
Will this dedicated AR upper from Fulton Armory be able to hold it’s own in the Dayattherange 22LR Challenge?
Can the old DevilDog still use Iron Sights?
Guess we will see.
Test out the Fulton Armory Predator Precision 22LR dedicated upper after 20 years of safe sitting.
Stay tuned you are going to want to see the 50yard shots for entry into the challenge.
with 56% humidity, and that is a perfectly good set of conditions to stay in and study data. Especially since the last part of the job involves some cleaning up that gets damned hot & sticky, and not in a good way.
I was aimlessly clicking around You Tube this afternoon and came upon a Colion Noit video about the Army's new M-18 pistol, a variant of the Sig P320. I wasn't aware that the Army was looking for a new handgun. But, I never liked the M-9.
I was on active duty during Desert Storm when the Army took my 19111 nd gave me a bright, shine new Beretta M-9, right out of the box. I wasn't impressed. But, they told me to carry it, so I did.
Now it seems the Army has acquired a new pistol, and Colion was talking about the short slide and the regular sized frame, and said that people were asking him how it compared to the new Glock 19X. 19X? Whatthehell? So I Googled it and found that the new Glock 19X combines the slide of the 19 with the frame of the 17, making it what they call a "crossover" pistol. Shorter slide married to a full-size frame, and this is something new?
A shorter slide on a regular frame? Where have I heard that before? Oh, I remember, in 1950, Colt came out with something they ...
The iconic scene with soldiers coming up from the sea. Look no further – it’s time for TFB’s Photo Of The Day where you’ll find amazing pictures like these. Here we see a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman and a reconnaissance Marine from the U.S. Marine Corps. They are assigned to the 3:rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, […]
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WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y. - Police in New York have launched an investigation after a flagpole at a memorial honoring five firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was cut down by vandals.
The damage at the patriotic display in Washingtonville, north of New York City, was discovered early Wednesday, according to the Times-Herald Record.
All the cases remained unsolved—until March 9, 2020. After nearly a year of investigations involving multiple agencies, the LVPD said at a press conference that Dominguez Peña, 25, had faked the threats against herself and others in ten total separate "incidents." The same day, she was arrested on felony charges of making criminal threats and perjury, as well as seven misdemeanors related to electronic impersonation and filing false police reports.
It’s true that Thomas Jefferson and some of the other Founding Fathers, including George Washington, failed in extending the benefits of Liberty to all – that cannot and should not be denied. That does not mean the entire system and framework of government they devised, from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are invalidated. That’s what those tearing down monuments, the totalitarian-minded purveyors of universal slavery, are really trying to destroy. [...
Last weekend I was happy to see that 1781 Brewing had their Fimbulvinter Stout back on tap and I picked up a growler to enjoy over the holiday. On Sunday, while Colleen baked cookies, I poured myself a glass of the Imperial Stout and lit up a smoke.
Detailed progress reports continue on the FN 509 Compact MRDS at the Patreon page.
There aren't many things that can make me sound like a grumpy old codger faster than listening to the new country music. I'm not a fan. Blast it all - those dang kids are back on my lawn ...
An NBC medical expert who was brought on air nearly a dozen times to detail his struggle with COVID-19 never had the virus, he revealed this week.
After believing he had the coronavirus in spite of getting negative tests, virologist and NBC News science contributor Dr. Joseph Fair tweeted Tuesday that he had tested negative for the antibodies and that the illness that hospitalized him in May "remains an undiagnosed mystery." Steve Krakauer reported on the developments for his Fourth Watch newsletter.
Today host Hoda Kotb noted during the interview that Fair had received four negative tests for the virus but said, "clearly you have it." Fellow host Craig Melvin called Fair's "false negative" tests "scary," and cohost Savannah Guthrie called it a "cautionary tale."
Bacon Time!!!! starts things off with Wednesday Linkage. The Other McCain: Fireworks: Trust the Experts! Bustednuckles: Cutting Edge Woodsterman: Must Be A Libturd Tuesday ~ Afternoon Edition Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 07.08.20. Louder With Crowder: Another Democrat Promises To Dismantle Capitalism In America, Replace It With Socialism Vox Popoli: A […]
Boycotts are already being talked about. Goya Foods CEO refuses to apologize for praising Trump. Maybe a few cans of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce. Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue is refusing to apologize for praising US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday. Unanue told Fox News that there was a double […]
Hey silent superfans and welcome back to the 133rd edition of Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Nitro N20 modular rifle suppressor set to be at dealers in a few months. Last week we got an introductory look at the Pen15 integrally suppressed pen gun from Cotton Branch Custom […]
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It is not transcendently stupid for the alleged anti-racism rioters to destroy a Lincoln statue, though, to normal people, it looks like the act of drooling morons. Now, a good number of these cesspeople are drooling morons, but that does not change the fact that trashing POTUS #16’s statuary is brilliant.
They have confused their targets – us – by casting off the constraints of coherence.
Oh wait, you thought that these folks were trying to make a point about racism being bad. And you thought, because that’s how those of us who weren’t raised on Instatwitbook, soy, and critical race theory, that if you point out that something is unreasonable then that will cause the person you were instructing to rethink it. After all, trashing some Honest Abe totem in order to illustrate how racism is double-plus-ungood is about a “12” on the 1-10 scale of unreasonability. And yet, you can point that out all day and they don’t care.
In fact, they laugh at you for doing so.
It’s not about making sense. It never was. It’s about making you kneel.
a way to control who is allowed to do what.
That so many people in so many places are putting up with it is awful.
Jonathan Turley has another amusing news item from the contemporary Academy.
At Penn State, the university took an important step in this time of rising intolerance and actually included conservative students in a welcoming message. It did not last. After an outcry from students, the university deleted the tweet — thereby sending precisely the opposite message to conservative students.
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For Helen Andrews the last straw was the faculty and staff of Washington & Lee University voting to remove Lee’s name from the college.
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If you do, you are sadly mistaken. The Illinois State’s Attorney for Cook County refuses to prosecute just about anything. Kim Foxx Games the System. She has basically decided not to prosecute looting and rioting. Foxx declining to prosecute is a reward conferred to a political cause which has been nursed into existence by the […]
Since I know how much people hate foreign languages, today’s song is an instrumental. That is necessary because Kent was an unusual Swedish band in as much as they sang in Swedish. (Most European groups sing in English, as it gives them a larger – potential – audience.) So we avoid the whole, “I hate […]
The world hasn’t learned a damn thing. Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre 25 years on – in pictures. On 11 July 1995, Bosnian Serb units captured the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In less than two weeks, their forces systematically murdered more than 8,000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) – the worst act of mass killing on European soil […]
Before I even started filming this video, the Calico’s muzzle brake fell off…not an auspicious beginning! But we will push on without it, and see if the Calico can even finish the course without malfunctioning…and what sort of of time it gets if it does!
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