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  • Congressman wants to ban sale of enhanced body armor to civilians

    08/22/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8-8-2014 | Chris Eger
    Rep. Mike Honda, (D-CA), has submitted a bill to the U.S. House that would prohibit the sale, use or possession of what he terms military-grade body armor. Honda reasons that this measure would aid law enforcement in taking out an active shooter, since the active shooter wouldn’t be able to obtain body armor. “There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,” Honda said in a statement last week. “There’s nothing more dangerous than what a well-armored, unstoppable active shooter can...
  • Picture Information Extractor 6.7

    08/22/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    picmeta.com ^ | August 22,2014 | picmeta.com
    PIE is an unique picture browser and viewer with exquisite photo metadata and file renaming features. It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files and makes it available in a convenient and welcoming interface. One part of the EXIF header is standardized and contains information such as date and time pictures were taken, shutter speed and aperture or whether the flash was used. But a lot of information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data, is stored in the Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software...
  • C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About...

    08/21/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Instructables ^ | 8-21-14 | RobbGodshaw
    This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the other letters would work as tools, I set out to explore the mechanical utility of the forsaken letters of our alphabet.
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/21/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT · by texas booster · 3 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | Aug 21 2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in San Fran, and assign...
  • Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time (video)

    08/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | BuzzFeedYellow
    "Never in my life did I think I'd shoot a shotgun."
  • The Culture of Blechh

    08/19/2014 3:12:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Nationak Catholic Register ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Simcha Fisher
    The other day, I announced my pregnancy on my Patheos blog. Having used up all my creativity in making the actual baby, I didn't order custom-printed baby announcement M&M's to sprinkle around the house and then video my kids' reaction when they discovered them. I just put a picture of my belly sticking out and wrote, "Hooray!" Because I am lucky, I got dozens of happy congratulations, some from people I know, some from people I've never met or heard of. Then, inevitably, a surprsingly slow 48 hours later, a commenter left the first poo in the punchbowl, saying: "Here's...
  • Little League Baseball Player Is Also a Player-Player

    08/18/2014 4:28:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/18 | Jessica Roy
    Presley Smith is a baseball player, but he's also, like, an actual player. During last night's Little League World Series game, Smith did what any enterprising adolescent boy might do: He used a national television broadcast to let all the ladies out there know he's down. When the chyron flashed on the screen displaying Smith's hobby, it wasn't comic books or video games or volunteering at the soup kitchen. It was "talking to girls." Unfortunately for Smith, though he hit the ball, he was out at first base.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, August 17th, 2014.

    08/17/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 27 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, August 17th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Man With 453 Piercings, Horns Sent Back From Dubai Airport

    08/17/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 122 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    German national put on flight back to TurkeyAuthorities at Dubai International Airport put a German national, named as Rolf Buchholz, back on a flight to where he had come from, preventing him from entering the country. According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, Rolf was sent back to Turkey. Sources quoted in the report said the man was covered in piercings, holes in his faces and also had two ‘horns’ protruding from his forehead. People at Dubai International Airport were horrified by his appearance, the report stated. The man was reportedly coming to Dubai to make an appearance at...
  • A Comprehensive Guide to YouTube’s Dumbest and Most Dangerous Teen Trends

    08/17/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    YouTube has known its fair share of dangerous, destructive and ill-advised trends, but even by those standards, the “fire challenge” hits new lows. The so-called challenge consists of pouring rubbing alcohol on oneself, lighting it on fire, and putting the resulting blaze out before you sustain third-degree burns and/or burn your house down. Needless to say, not everyone succeeds — a 15-year-old in Kentucky sustained second-degree burns this week. Why, precisely, would you do such a thing? In the words of one enraged YouTube vlogger, whose rant against the trend has earned almost 10,000 views: “Are you dumb? No, seriously...
  • Ferrari Sells for $38-Million at Auction, Breaking World Record

    08/17/2014 12:29:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which was once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said. The price offered on Thursday by a bidder whose identity was not disclosed surpassed the $30 million (all figures U.S.) paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes Benz W196 race car, also sold by Bonhams, the auctioneers said in a press release. “We’ve always maintained that we would exceed the current world record and that the car would bring between $30-$40-million...
  • Will Power on pole for IndyCar race at Milwaukee

    08/17/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 8 replies
    autoweek ^ | Aug. 17, 2014 | N/a
    Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya qualify 2-3 on Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned pole on Saturday for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest. Power, driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, recorded a two-lap average speed of 169.262 mph on the Milwaukee Mile for his third pole of the season and 35th of his Indy car career. The 250-lap race at the Milwaukee Mile will be telecast by NBCSN on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/will-power-pole-indycar-race-milwukee-mile#sthash.l2CIHsHD.dpuf
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/16/2014 9:16:32 AM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    pure vanity ^ | 08/16/2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. "FINO FOOTBALL IN NAMEONLY" Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in...
  • Iranian Couple Uses Taxi as Mobile Bookstore

    08/15/2014 4:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 15, 2014 | Aileen Graef
    "We just want to tell everyone that individuals can make effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone and we shouldn't judge each other according to the cover," said Sarvebaz.YezdanY and SarvebaZ HeraneR are making commuting in Tehran more enjoyable by providing a mobile bookstore in their taxi. There are 40 titles on display in the cab, all in Farsi. One of the favorites, Sarvebaz said, is George Orwell's Animal Farm. "We just want to tell everyone that individuals can make effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone and we shouldn't...
  • Dubai Resident Wins Guinness Record for Longest Cycle Journey

    08/15/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014 | Sneha May Francis
    Nagaraj rode his bike for 14,195km across 900 Indian cities in 135 daysIt’s easy to get stuck in the good expat life in Dubai, but Indian-born Arcot Nagaraj wanted more from life. Over a year ago, he stepped out of the bubble and quit his job to return home to fulfil his childhood dream of making it to the Guinness Book of World Records. With the title for the “longest journey by bicycle in a single country” under his sleeve now, he’s clearly on top of the world. Back in Dubai to start his new professional innings, Nagaraj tells Emirates24|7...
  • #Fatkini Hashtag Inspires Women Of All Shapes To Post Unashamed Selfies

    08/14/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Posting selfies is quickly becoming a universal way for people to identify themselves as aligned to a particular idea or movement, and the newest selfie trend hopes to eliminate body-shaming. In doing so, women of all shapes are reshaping body-acceptance and the retail market. The hashtag, #Fatkini, has been on the rise the past few months as more and more women on social media have gained the confidence they need to sport the revealing swimwear. Most popularly used on both Instagram and Tumblr, the hashtag has already produced thousands of selfies of plus-size women, and a following fiercely devoted toward...
  • What makes Skateboards so popular with the boys of today?

    08/14/2014 1:37:41 AM PDT · by lee martell · 54 replies
    About twenty years ago, I began seeing a return of the skateboard. Suddenly, the kids of today were using a hobby tool I had grown up seeing during the 1960s. I know how particular the kids of today are, how jaded they are about having access to the latest in movies, music and sporting events. They usually expect these to be made available free of charge or at a low cost. I was surprised that such a simple, low tech item would be acceptable, let alone popular. This latest wave of skateboard popularity has gone on for years, long enough...
  • A Year's Chase 'Ends' With Just 1 Day of Marriage for Man (Could Not Handle Two Wives at a Time)

    08/12/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Muna Al Khanjari
    Man seeks to divorce as he could not handle two wives at a time An Arab man chased an Arab woman for more than a year to make her his second wife. However, the bride and her family were shocked at the end of the very first day of marriage when he said that he wanted to divorce her because he cannot handle two wives at a time. Dubai-based lawyer Aisha Al Tunaigi, founding partner of Al Matrooshi and Al Tunaiji Law Firm in Dubai, told Emirates 24|7 that the man realised after the first night with his second wife...
  • Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #6 August12, 2014

    08/12/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 4 replies
    August 12, 2014 | RG
    Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread. Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else.
  • Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)

    08/10/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Alysia Gray Painter
    The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.While the oven or stove top is the route we traditionally go to make colder foods hotter, there've been other heat-it-up candidates through the modern age: hot plates, microwave ovens, the fireplace, even running a packet of something under the hot water tap. (We've all tried it.) But the small, outdoor fire preceded all of these by eons. And that there's only one contemporary dish associated with the original stove seems unlikely, and yet it stands: the s'more. Yep yep: Hot dogs and beans and coffee in a vintage pot all have...
  • How Sprint Cars Work: A Beginners Guide to Sprint Cars

    08/10/2014 3:04:23 PM PDT · by jjotto · 25 replies
    J & J Motorsports News ^ | undated | Al Drake and Craig Smith
    This is guide for the casual fan that would like to know how a sprint car works and what the various parts are on the car. Entry level education on the terms will help you at the race track when the announcer says "this broke" or a driver says he had a problem with "that" during an interview. The Chassis In this case, the chassis is manufactured by J&J Chassis Company. It is called a "downtube chassis" because it has tubes that run from the top of the roll cage down to the front of the car. This provides stiffness...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Moving New Dressers, Disposing of old Greeting Cards

    08/09/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT · by lee martell · 15 replies
    Aug. 9 2014 | lee martell
    I was now ready to throw my broken down dresser into the rubbish where it should have been for the last two years. I looked on Craigslist for a few weeks and found what I sought nearby. There was a Walnut, six drawer Highboy, lightly stained now on a street corner, available for pickup. I located the street in Corte Madera, near Towne Centre Shopping Mall. I should have brought a rope with me, but wanted to get there quickly, as I only had 90 minutes to get this done before starting my evening job in Novato. I have a...
  • Indian Millionaire Spends £127,000 ($212,000) on Gold Shirt for Birthday Celebration (45 Years Old!)

    08/08/2014 5:44:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A wealthy Indian businessman celebrating his 45th birthday made sure he looked the part - by having a shirt made of gold. Pankaj Parakh, the owner of a multi-million pound textile business, spent £127,000 on the shirt which weighs almost four kilos. A team of 20 craftsmen spent 3,200 hours creating the shirt out of 18-22 carat gold. It has seven gold buttons but was created to have the same flexibility as a normal shirt. Mr Parakh, who left school with no qualifications, said: “Gold always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the...
  • The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

    08/08/2014 3:29:14 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 8, 2014 | MONTE REEL
    Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten. The world’s indifference, he believed, made even the most neglected records precious: music that hadn’t been transferred to digital files would vanish forever unless someone bought his collection and preserved it. Mawhinney spent about two decades trying to find someone who agreed. He struck a deal for $28.5 million in the late 1990s with the Internet retailer CDNow, he says, but the sale of his collection fell...
  • The Guilt-Free Guide to Doing Nothing

    08/07/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 4, 2014 | Hugh Wilson
    Not exercising is just as important as exercising if you want to stay happy and healthy. Here’s why the occasional bout of inactivity will do your body and mind the world of goodForget work, workouts and the wonders of physical activity. When the sun beats down and the temperature rises, most of us secretly long for a hard day of doing nothing much at all. Subconsciously, we edge towards shady, quiet corners, with nothing more to occupy us than a cold drink and a good read. And then, for many of us, our internal nag kicks in. “We can’t spend...
  • Canik 55 TP9 (video)

    08/06/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the inexpensive Canik 55 TP9, a copy of the Walther P99.
  • Muslim Shooting King Could Be Stripped of Title

    08/04/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04 Aug 2014
    A Muslim father could be stripped of his title as shooting champion for a town in western Germany because he is not Christian. Foreigners less likely to get jobs than Germans (31 Jul 14) Germany's biggest tabloid attacks Islam (28 Jul 14) Attacks on foreigners on the rise (18 Jun 14) Mithat Gedik, 33, was born to Turkish parents and grew up in Werl, North Rhine-Westphalia. On July 18th he was crowned Schützenkönig (shooting king), a traditional German title. by his local club. Gedik studied Catholicism at school, works for a Mannheim-based company and lives with his German wife and...
  • Las Cruces man accused of killing mom with sword set to appear in court

    08/04/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies
    http://www.ktsm.com ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:19pm | Andra Litton
    Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — The Criminal Complaint against a 35-year-old Las Cruces man accused of brutally murdering his mother with a sword was obtained by NewsChannel 9 on Monday morning.
  • Boy, 8, Completes Triathlon With Disabled Brother

    08/03/2014 9:34:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 | Maggie O'Mara
    When 8-year-old Noah Aldrich decided he wanted to compete in a kids triathlon he instantly asked if he could do it with his 6-year-old brother. There was only problem—6-year-old Lucas Aldrich was born with a rare brain condition that has left him unable to walk. That didn’t stop Noah from bringing his brother, and best friend, along on the journey. “He said ‘Mom, I want to do this with my brother,’” Noah’s mother Alissa Aldrich told NBC's KTVB in Boise, Idaho. “That’s where the idea was born and I think the next day we started training.” Noah’s parents said the...
  • Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

    08/03/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in risk of premature death. The study took place over the course of 15 years, testing participants ranging in age from 18-100.
  • Gun Owners Are Drawn to Hunterdon Cabinet Maker's 'Concealment Furniture'

    08/03/2014 10:42:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 02, 2014 | Rick Epstein
    The four-peg hardwood coat rack doesn’t call attention to itself. But if you know which peg to remove and how to use that peg as a magnetic key, a hidden drawer drops down, giving you quick access to whatever you’ve hidden there, be it a pair of mittens or a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This item, designed and built by Dan Ingram, 39, of Perryville is one of about a dozen products offered by his company, New Jersey Concealment Furniture. His furniture is good for hiding jewelry and other valuables, too, but for the gun owner, a hidden compartment is...
  • Family Strikes Gold on Sunken Treasure Hunt -- Again

    08/02/2014 6:24:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 30, 2014
    A Florida man literally struck gold when he unearthed a "priceless" religious artifact from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The sunken treasure was discovered at the site of a shipwreck that happened nearly 300 years ago off the coast of Ft. Pierce. It's the missing piece of a necklace that was discovered at the same wreck in 1989. Called a pyx, the ornate gold trinket is a Spanish artifact used by priests to hold the communion host, Brent Brisben, the operations manager of Queens Jewels, told ABC News. "We find shipwrecked artifacts on a daily basis, but it's more...
  • The Quest to Find 12 Hidden Treasures From a 1982 Treasure Hunt Book

    08/02/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The 1982 treasure hunt book, The Secret, has clues to 12 hidden gems. Only two have been found. James Renner is on a quest to discover the others, and he invites you to join the hunt.The Secret: A Treasure Hunt! first set its hooks in me when I was eight years old. My mother had taken me to the little library in Bedford, outside Cleveland, and in the stacks there, I discovered this small bound book with a strange painting on the cover that hinted at some fantastic mystery. I took the book home with me and read about the...
  • Anybody else use Lumosity?

    08/01/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT · by djf · 22 replies
    Curious if anyone else uses Lumosity. It is supposed to be a site that "trains your brain"... But my score keeps going up, not sure of that's good or not! BTW, my LPI is: 754
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video ($2.8 Million)

    07/31/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Jeff Glucker
    Going fast on a private stretch of race track is quite enjoyable. Especially when there happens to be enough room to really let the car stretch its legs. That is why Volkswagen owns the Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany, which comes with a 5.4-mile long straight. It's also the perfect place to find the upper limits of a Bugatti Veyron. Sometimes though, an owner might get a chance to push his machine in a setting that's not quite as prepared for such an endeavor. The 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally recently took place near Ketchum, Idaho. This event turns the...
  • Local Couple Wants to Change Middle Names to “Seamonster”

    07/31/2014 1:49:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    WGGB ^ | July 29th, 2014
    A local couple wants to be called “seamonster.” According to a legal notice posted in the Holyoke Sun, Melanie Ann Convery and Neal James Coughlin of Holyoke are petitioning the state to let them make both of their middle names “seamonster.” And as required by state law, that notice was published in a local newspaper and those who may object may file a “written appearance” to the court “on or before” 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Hampden County Register of Probate Suzanne Seguin tells ABC40 that as of early Wednesday morning, no objections have been filed. If none are filed by the...
  • California’s ‘Modern Family Act’ aims to bring family law into 21st century ("Evolving" Families)

    07/30/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by equalator · 8 replies
    LGTBQNation ^ | 7-27-2014 | FENIT NIRAPPIL
    California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Bitter, high-profile disputes have inspired legislators to modernize laws molded for “Leave it to Beaver”-era families. Jason Patric, star of “The Lost Boys,” has been seeking custody rights over a son he fathered through sperm donation. The children of radio personality Casey Kasem had been in a legal fight with their stepmother to visit their father in the last years of his life. Supporters of these bills say such cases demonstrate that laws are lagging...
  • Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #5 July 30, 2014

    07/30/2014 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 6 replies
    July 30, 2014 | RG
    Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread. Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else
  • Creating can be just as beautiful as the final product. (ceramics) (video)

    07/30/2014 4:00:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | amoca.org
    The American Museum of Ceramic Art visits Icheon, South Korea, to observe artists as they create beautiful Korean ceramics using traditional methods. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that spans thousands of years, and it continues to this day.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, July 27th, 2014.

    07/27/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 92 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, July 27th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Current popular gun boards? (vanity)

    07/25/2014 10:01:57 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 25 replies
    What are the current "hot" gun discussion boards? I've been distracted by politics for a few years, and some of my favored places (SilencerTalk.com, NFATalk.com) have faded as the natural lifecycle of such places tends to. Surely others have popped up. Where to go?
  • Looking over the shoulder of a watchmaker. (video)

    07/23/2014 6:10:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-22-2014 | wimp.com
    Watchmaking is a noble tradition stretching back hundreds of years when they would make all the parts by hand. While technology today has lightened some of their workload, it's still a fascinating sight when a watchmaker creates another mechanical beauty.
  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 49 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • Germans Damage World Cup Trophy at Afterparty

    07/22/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jul 2014
    Germany’s long and rowdy World Cup celebrations did not just take a toll of fans and players – the trophy was also damaged on Sunday night at the afterparty in Brazil as the team celebrated victory over Argentina. President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach told Spiegel that a “small piece of it was chipped off”. “Don’t worry about it,” he added. “We have specialists who can fix it.” The 63-year-old added the culprit had not been identified, despite their “persistent” investigation. “The investigation was terminated without result,” Niersbach added. After beating Argentina 1:0 in the World Cup...
  • SilencerCo Announces First Commercially Available Shotgun Suppressor

    07/22/2014 4:27:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-21-2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Today, the gun world is buzzing with news of a "revolution in silencers." SilencerCo has announced today they will be producing the Salvo 12, the first ever commercially produced shotgun sound suppressor. The official press release reads: “Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters.” Active content removed Active content removed “The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” said Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns

    07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. ia Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a...