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  • Gun Safes: Anyone use Zerust VC2-2 NoRust Vapor Capsules? (Vanity)

    On a gun site, someone suggested using the Zerust VC2-2 NoRust Vapor Capsules insides of a gun safe to prevent rust. They said these are used for metal parts in shipping containers. Was curious if anyone has used these over an extended period of time, as I am concerned these are made for short term use and not about long-term viability with guns.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 30, 2012]

    12/30/2012 5:18:28 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    “And Every Virtue We Possess” ". . . All my springs are in you" —Psalm 87:7 Our Lord never “patches up” our natural virtues, that is, our natural traits, qualities, or characteristics. He completely remakes a person on the inside— “. . . put on the new man . . .” (Ephesians 4:24). In other words, see that your natural human life is putting on all that is in keeping with the new life. The life God places within us develops its own new virtues, not the virtues of the seed of Adam, but of Jesus Christ. Once God...
  • Vultures vex Everglades visitors

    12/30/2012 5:11:48 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 29, 2012
    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla., - Park rangers in the Florida Everglades are offering visitors loaner bungee cords and tarps to protect their cars from marauding vultures. The big black birds apparently have a taste for automotive rubber, including window seals and wiper blades, and have been known to strip a parked car clean in a matter of hours. "Exactly why they do it or when they do it or why they choose one vehicle over another, any reasons for that are pretty much unknown," Skip Snow, a park biologist, told The Miami Herald. Black vultures fly into the Everglades every...
  • First Plane Out Of Benghazi

    12/30/2012 5:00:59 AM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 29 Dec 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It took some 22 hours for American help to arrive in Benghazi after all the t's had been crossed and the i's had been dotted, and the body of America's ambassador to Libya had been dragged through the streets by "rescuers" stopping along the way to pose for cell phone pictures with his corpse. By way of comparison it takes about 16 hours for a boatload of Libyan illegal immigrants to row to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Support for the Americans under fire in Libya would have arrived sooner if a few former members of the Harvard Rowing Team...
  • Insanity Is Unsustainable.

    12/30/2012 4:58:57 AM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery.com ^ | Dec292012 | DaveBlount
    "Moonbats enjoy barking self-righteously about sustainability. Yet they seem to consider this sustainable: In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector workers..... ... In California, there are 139 takers for every 100 private sector workers. If you can believe it, entitlements accounted for 62 percent of all federal spending in fiscal year 2012...... Entitlement spending is worse than waste. A dollar spent on green energy is more or less the same as a dollar used as fireplace kindling. But a dollar spent on welfare makes America $1 weaker by strengthening government...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/30/12)[Prayer]

    12/30/2012 4:49:51 AM PST · by left that other site · 29 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures BranchJeremiah 33:15 In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 December 2012

    12/30/2012 4:25:17 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 179 replies
    Various driveby media sources ^ | 30 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 30th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): President Barack Obama.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
  • London could make EU unravel

    12/30/2012 4:23:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.12.12 @ 09:12 | Honor Mahony
    An attempt by Britain to rewrite the EU rulebook to reflect domestic interests could make the European Union fall apart, its top official has warned. EU council president Herman Van Rompuy told the Guardian newspaper that Londons quest to repatriate powers from Brussels could spark other member states to do the same. If every member state were able to cherry-pick those parts of existing policies that they most like, and opt out of those that they least like, the union in general, and the single market in particular, would soon unravel. Meanwhile, the future-of-Europe debate is taking place in...
  • Genocide of Innocent Pakistani Soldiers By TTP (Taliban Gone Wild: 21 Pakistani Paramilitary Members

    12/30/2012 4:17:44 AM PST · by Magen David · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on January 29, 2012 | ShehryRehman
    Peshawar, Pakistan Taliban militants launched simultaneous attacks on 3 checkpoints in Peshawar on friday and captured 21 Pakistani Paramilitary Members. They were tied up and blindfolded then, were taken out and lined up side by side. The members of the Pakistani Security Force were then shot one by one following a verdict for their execution by Islamic clerics. The taliban has vowed to continue such attacks.
  • Christians being persecuted by Islam

    12/30/2012 4:16:25 AM PST · by Magen David · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on October 5, 2012 | rednck13
    Gunmen suspected to belong to a radical Islamist sect attacked a village in northeast Nigeria, tying up men, women and children before slitting their throats, killing at least 15 in the troubled regions latest attack, witnesses said Saturday. The assault happened early Friday morning in the village of Musari on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the city where the sect known as Boko Haram first launched its guerrilla campaign of shootings and car bombings against Nigerias weak central government. The gunmen shouted religious slogans and later ordered those there to be gathered up into a group, said Mshelia Inusa, a primary...
  • India..Brilliantly Industrious/Incredibly Barbaric

    12/30/2012 4:16:03 AM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 32 replies
    Dec,30,2012 | Floyd A. Logan
    A young girl in India was attacked by a small gang of local youths. This girl was assaulted ,tortured with a metal rod. The rod was used to beat and sodomize her. Perhaps mercifully, the teenage girl died this week while being hospitalized for severe internal injuries plus numerous infections. Her family and neighbbors are outraged. There is suspicion that the crimes are going to be ignored, with police aiding the cover-up. There were many outbreaks of violence earlier this week. Many conclude that the accusers will probably not be punished with any level of severity if the public does...
  • Gun seller: 'I can't do it anymore'

    12/30/2012 4:15:30 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 149 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12-17-2012 | Chris Trenkmann
    SEMINOLE, Fla. - As a pawn shop owner, Frank James was always a big believer in gun rights and the second amendment. After all, it was his bread and butter business. But after what he saw in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, he's had a change of heart. "I basically broke into tears and looked up on the wall, seeing the types of firearms I am selling," James said. At the Loan Star Pawn store in Seminole, a glass display case that once housed several Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles is now empty. The glass counters normally filled with handguns has been...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    12/30/2012 3:27:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Prolly NSFW this week (salty language)...
  • Windows 8s uptake falls behind Vistas pace

    12/30/2012 2:21:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Computer World ^ | December 27, 2012 10:55 AM ET | Gregg Keizer
    With just a week left in the month, Windows 8s usage uptake has slipped behind Vistas at the same point in its release, data from a Web measurement company showed. According to Net Applications, Windows 8s online usage share through Dec. 22 was 1.6% of all Windows PCs, an uptick from 1.2% of November. Windows 8 publicly launched on Oct. 26. At the same two-month mark in Vistas release timetable, that OS accounted for 2.2% of all Windows systems, double the month prior. The slowdown in uptake of Windows 8 and its poor performance compared to Vista is a...
  • 2013 just might be the year scientists find first alien Earth

    12/30/2012 2:03:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/27/2012 6:52:14 PM ET | Mike Wall
    The first truly Earthlike alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe. While astronomers have found a number of exoplanets over the last few years that share one or two key traits with our own worldsuch as size or inferred surface temperaturethey have yet to bag a bona fide alien Earth. But that should change in 2013, scientists say. Im very positive that the first Earth twin will be discovered next year, said Abel Mendez, who runs the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of...
  • After upgrading status, UN officially switches from Palestine to State of Palestine

    12/30/2012 1:40:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 25, 2012, 2:44 pm | Raphael Ahren
    While legislative scholars and political pundits continue to debate the exact meaning of the upgrade of the Palestinians to a non-member observer state, the United Nations last week officially changed the way it refers to the body: its now the State of Palestine, as opposed to merely Palestine.The name change is based on an opinion by the UNs legal department, and might not have any practical implications on the ground, Israeli officials say. But on a symbolic level, the decision will likely boost aspirations of Palestinian leaders who hope their newly gained status will help them establish a full-fledged independent...
  • Margaret Thatcher leaves hospital after growth removed

    12/30/2012 1:15:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 December 2012 | Last updated at 12:08 ET
    Former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has left hospital after having a growth removed from her bladder, sources have told the BBC. She is said to be doing well after a minor operation to remove the growth. The 87-year-old, who has suffered from ill health in recent years, was admitted last week and is thought to have left hospital on Friday. The BBCs Norman Smith says Baroness Thatcher is understood to be convalescing privately.
  • GOP unlikely to oust Boehner as speaker of the House (so saith establishment)

    12/30/2012 12:56:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/12 1:50 PM EST | Updated: 12/29/12 11:02 PM EST | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Its a truth that fire-breathing conservatives will have to handle: John Boehner isnt going anywhere as speaker of the House. When Boehner walks onto the House floor on Jan. 3, theres an outside chance hell see low double-digit defectionsand those in and around his camp recognize it. The speakers fate has become a much-discussed topic as the fiscal cliff approaches and the Senate conducts last-minute talks this weekendso far without a dealto avoid across-the-board tax hikes. But even staunch conservatives admit whats become abundantly clear within the House Republican Conference. John Boehner is our speaker, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz...
  • Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct

    12/30/2012 12:24:38 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 22, 2012 | GINA KOLATA
    For the first time ever, three pharmaceutical companies are poised to test whether new drugs can work against a wide range of cancers independently of where they originated breast, prostate, liver, lung. The drugs go after an aberration involving a cancer gene fundamental to tumor growth. Many scientists see this as the beginning of a new genetic age in cancer research. Great uncertainties remain, but such drugs could mean new treatments for rare, neglected cancers, as well as common ones. Merck, Roche and Sanofi are racing to develop their own versions of a drug they hope will restore a...
  • 'I'm so glad I lived': Cibolo man shot up by former co-worker

    12/30/2012 12:23:08 AM PST · by fella · 12 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | December 28, 2012 | Dillon Collier
    'I'm so glad I lived': Cibolo man shot up by former co-worker . by Dillon Collier / KENS 5 Bio | Email | Follow: @dilloncollier Posted on December 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM Updated yesterday at 11:01 AM CIBOLO, Texas -- Police say a Bexar County man shot a former co-worker several times on Friday morning before driving to a nearby subdivision and turning the gun on himself Robert Merrick, 38, was shot twice through the neck and once through the leg while attempting to flee from 49-year-old Paul Michael Horton. Horton allegedly confronted Merrick at the end of Merrick's...