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  • Reloading Ammo - Questions & Discussion (Vanity)

    02/03/2013 10:34:59 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 57 replies
    02/03/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    With ammo being difficult to find lately and selling for much higher prices when it is available, I decided to purchase some reloaded ammo (9mm) and also consider reloading my own. I have no experience doing either. So naturally, I want to ask fellow FReepers for some advice about reloaded ammo. What should I look for when examining reloaded ammo before buying and using it? Can you recommend some articles or web sites about buying reloading ammo? Can you recommend a beginner's kit I should purchase for reloading my own ammo?
  • Don't Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

    02/03/2013 10:31:05 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/01/2013 | Susan Adams
    HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The company apparently pulled a large group into human resources and gave them the bad news. While this was going on, one employee, Poppy Rose, who had been an HMV community manager and thus had access to the corporate Twitter account, started live tweeting about the layoffs. Over a period of around 20 minutes, she sent out a series of notes expressing her rising sense of alarm to HMV’s 61,500 followers (that number has since risen to 73,350). Rose...
  • February 3rd - Four Chaplain's Day

    02/03/2013 10:30:32 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.americanminute.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | William Federer
    On the frigid night of FEBRUARY 3, 1943, the overcrowded Allied ship U.S.A.T. Dorchester, carrying 902 servicemen, plowed through the dark waters near Greenland. At 1:00am, a Nazi submarine fired a torpedo into the transport's flank, killing many in the explosion and trapping others below deck. It sank in 27 minutes. The two escort ships, Coast Guard cutters Comanche & Escanaba, were able to rescue only 231 survivors. In the chaos of fire, smoke, oil and ammonia, four chaplains calmed the sailors and distributed lifejackets: Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; Lt. John P. Washington,...
  • Did Obama's Intended Target Get Photoshopped Out Of The Released Shooting Photo?

    02/03/2013 10:30:14 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-3-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Cheerleaders smackdown: Super Bowl edition — 49ers v. Ravens`

    02/03/2013 10:21:57 AM PST · by Jeff Winston · 21 replies
    seattlepi ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | seattlepi
    In case you haven’t seen enough Super Bowl coverage in anticipation of Sunday’s big game, we thought we’d take a look at one of the bigger spectacles of NFL football: the cheerleaders. While the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are battling on the gridiron, their cheerleaders will be facing off on the sidelines. Which team’s cheer squad is better looking? Take a look through the gallery above, then make your pick in the poll.
  • Traitor Senators or just keeping a balance of Egyptian power?

    02/03/2013 10:15:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/3/13 | Jerry Todd
    Want to keep helping the Muslim Brotherhood? My CA Jewish (sort of) Senators do. What system of law has resulted in every single country from which we removed inconvenient dictators using American blood, treasure and technology? Inconvenient dictators – all Muslim rulers are dictators. The inconvenient ones had the temerity to trade with Israel and somewhat tolerate Christians and Jews in their countries. Was the result a democratic society with freedom of the press and religion? A model based on the freedoms and cautions expressed in the Declaration of Independence which gives the Constitution meaning (and why people have historically...
  • Ping List Manager's Thread, Tips, Tweaks and Tricks

    02/03/2013 10:06:59 AM PST · by narses · 41 replies
    Today | narses
    OK fellow FR ping list managers, here is a place to gather, to chat and to identify issues that we need help with. Me first, since this is my thread. The pro-life/Catholic ping list is now so large that the system pings twice and three times all too often. Any ideas on fixing this?
  • Chicago Restaurant Barbecues Kangaroo, Alligator

    02/03/2013 10:01:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Holly Bentz
    Three eateries in Chicago's River North neighborhood highlight robatayaki. Yet one has kicked things up a bit on the robata grill, venturing into the realm of delectable and unusual food for Chicagoans. What Is Robatayaki? What exactly is robatayaki? Robatayaki is Japanese-style barbecue -- seafood, meat, and vegetables are grilled over a hot flame of charcoals, called the robata grill. Folklore chronicles this food preparation back to the 1600s in northern Japan. 

 River North Restaurants Trending With a Robata Grill In Chicago's River North, a trio of Chicago restaurants within a 1-mile radius proffer sushi and foods prepared on...
  • Teen's Graffiti Puts Mom on Hook for $18,000

    02/03/2013 9:54:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan. 18, 2013 | SARAH de CRESCENZO
    Raising children is expensive, but most parents likely don't factor in the cost of paying for their children's misdeeds. Teresa Betancourt is the second Lake Forest parent to be hit with a hefty bill in connection with gang-related graffiti. The Sheriff's Department has accused Betancourt's of tagging more than a dozen spots in town with gang-related graffiti. In 2011, city officials passed an ordinance to make it easier to recoup costs associated with graffiti cleanup. In November, a Superior Court judge ordered Betancourt to pay more than $18,200. Her son is accused of tagging on residential and business walls, stop...
  • Texas police hold suspect in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/03/2013 9:54:13 AM PST · by An Old Man · 22 replies
    The La Times ^ | 2/3/13 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Houston— Dallas-area police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday of former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and a second man at a north Texas shooting range
  • SEAL Sniper Kyle Fatally Shot on Gun Range

    02/03/2013 9:48:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KBTX ^ | Feb 03, 2013
    Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with another man Saturday on a Texas gun range, a sheriff told local newspapers. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Kyle, 38, and a second man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge's shooting range west of Glen Rose, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Stephenville Empire-Tribune. Glen Rose is about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
  • Saudi preacher gets off light for raping, killing daughter

    02/03/2013 9:47:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    Daily News Egypt ^ | February 3, 2013
    <p>AFP - A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay “blood money” to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.</p> <p>Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.</p>
  • What's the big deal about background checks?

    02/03/2013 9:43:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 51 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4-27-2009 | paul velone
    Among comments to my last piece, “Lautenberg gun show bill as bad as expected,” several were from well-meaning gun owners who honestly questioned why S. 843 – ostensibly submitted to close the “gun show loophole” – is really so bad. A typical and knowledgeable comment went like this: “I am a very pro-gun person. I own a couple of rifles and I will never support any [‘assault weapon’ ban]. I don't even support the ‘86 [McClure-Volkmer] automatic ban. But background checks should be required for any and every sale. If that means transferring it at the dealer, then fine. "But...
  • Man Arrested After Pocket-Dialing 911

    02/03/2013 9:43:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, February 03, 2013
    A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why they had been talking about selling drugs.
  • January Seasonal Blues: Employment Dropped -2.84 Million In January, Construction Dropped -272k

    02/03/2013 9:38:29 AM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/03/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Every year, employment drops by almost 3 million during January. While the drop was worse than 2012, it is on par with the drops in 2010 and 2011. Of course, the Census Bureau whips out the old X-12 ARIMA smoothing models (maybe even the new and improved X-13!) and produces this much more palatable chart. Phew! That is much better for the media (and economy cheerleaders like Mark Zandi) to tout. Thanks to the ARIMA smoothing model, employment INCREASED by +157.000! As my students know, I like the raw, unsmoothed numbers. All the smoothed numbers tell you is … over...
  • Hilarity ensues as Twitter users caption and Photoshop Obama’s shooting photo(dead’s pic goes viral)

    02/03/2013 9:34:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 2, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Wait, did we say Twitter users have been Photoshopping that picture of President Mom Jeans and his shotgun? Can’t be. As Twitchy reported earlier today, the White House issued the photo with the stern warning that it “may not be manipulated in any way.” Some of these are just captions, though, and the rest aren’t manipulations, but rather a process left over from the Bush era called “enhancement.”
  • Chris Culliver will undergo sensitivity training, work with in-crisis youth, after anti-gay remarks

    02/03/2013 9:27:08 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Farrar
    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver created quite the ruckus this week when he intimated that anyone with a homosexual predilection would not be welcome on his team. Now, he's doing everything he can to get past that. According to his publicist, Theodore Palmer, Culliver will be working with "The Trevor Project," an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "He's so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all," Palmer said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Saturday. "He's...
  • An Illustrated Guide to Obama’s Gun-Grabbing

    02/03/2013 9:22:51 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pj media ^ | 6-15-2008 | bob owens
    In 1998 Obama stated a desire to “ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.” Barack Obama’s desire to ban “all forms” of semi-autos would include a ban on most common rimfire target pistols, including those used in Olympic competition. Barack Obama’s desire to ban “all forms” of semi-autos would ban the Ruger 10/22, Marlin Model 60, and many other rimfire .22 rifles, which form the backbone of American shooting sports, from hunting to target shooting.
  • Obamacare in Action: Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year Low

    02/03/2013 9:16:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | MIke Shedlock
    Hooray! The economy is adding jobs (supposedly). However, few look at the quality of the jobs, and whether or not they are part-time. Jed Graham has a nice post on Investor's Business Daily that describes what I have been saying for months: Obamacare has accelerated the trend towards part-time jobs. There are more jobs, but fewer hours in them. Please consider Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year Low In ObamaCare Shift by Jed Graham. The fly in the ointment of January's jobs report was the apparent shift to part-time work ahead of a key ObamaCare deadline. Although retail payrolls grew by 32,600,...