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  • A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

    11/15/2012 5:52:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | September, 2009 | Hap Rocketto
    Long range is, by definition, a relative term. When the earliest European settlers arrived on the east coast of what would become the United States of America they were armed with a collection of match, wheel lock, and snaphaunce actuated firearms that were, occasionally, more dangerous to the user than the intended victim. Among the immigrants were gentlemen adventurers on the prowl for quick riches, families looking to build a new life, and others who sought religious freedom; all who drilled with these firearms under the under the leadership of the likes of Captain John Smith, in the Virginias, and...
  • What if it's Beck with a tax 'accident'?

    01/08/2010 4:07:03 PM PST · by yongin · 45 replies · 2,687+ views
    Politco ^ | January 8, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    No one has been less forgiving than Glenn Beck when it comes to Democrats with tax problems. Not just the well-known ones like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner but also less serious ones such as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, whose husband only recently paid off $6,400 in tax liens on his auto repair business, and Nancy Killefer, who withdrew her nomination to be White House chief performance officer, citing a $946.69 tax lien on her Washington home. Their tax issues are just one indicator of “a culture of corruption among some of the left,” Beck declared just last month in a...
  • Schwarzenegger, in Washington, meets resistance, partisan sniping

    02/17/2005 4:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 542+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/17/05 | Dana Wilkie - CNS
    WASHINGTON – Thursday's much-touted meeting between Gov. Schwarzenegger and California's congressional delegation to map strategy for getting more money from Washington did not get off to a good start. Partisan sniping occupied much of the day, as did complaints that Schwarzenegger upstaged the strategy meeting by later appearing with Common Cause officials to announce the group's support for his controversial redistricting plan. "In California and around the country we have a broken system where elected officials are choosing the voters they want to represent instead of the other way around," said Common Cause president Chellie Pingree in an afternoon appearance...
  • Marine Snipers Disrupt Insurgent Activity in Afghanistan

    01/05/2005 11:10:57 AM PST · by Paul_Denton · 25 replies · 2,517+ views
    AFIS via ^ | KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2005
    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2005 -- In the difficult terrain of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush Mountains, troop movement can be slow and tedious. Often, Marine companies break operations down to platoon and squad elements to locate and close with the enemy. Since anti-coalition militants are usually well-versed on evasion tactics in the mountains, the snipers of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, give commanders the ability to "reach out and touch someone."
  • America's detractors: biting the hand...

    01/03/2005 10:31:13 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2004 | Bob Weir
    For some people, and some countries, the US can do no right. In the wake of the tsunami and earthquakes in South Asia, critics wasted no time in referring to US aid as "stingy" and "delayed." Even though the US began with an initial aid package of about $35 million, while still trying to assess the need and organize for a much greater commitment, the UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland suggested that the United States and other Western nations were being "stingy" with relief funds, saying there would be more available if taxes were raised.
  • A turning point?

    11/20/2004 5:52:51 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 569+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 20, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps we have finally reached a turning point in which the Gordian Knot tying African Americans to the Democratic Party may finally be severed. The spectacle of white male leftists demeaning Condoleeza Rice as an Aunt Jemima, a black mammy out of Gone With the Wind, and a thick-lipped (!) bird (don't they have beaks?) may be the slap in the face necessary to wake up the majority of black people from their slumber in the tender arms of the left.

    09/15/2003 1:49:11 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies · 169+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 15, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>Democrats are hinting that they'll go along with President Bush's request for $87 billion to cover military operations and reconstruction efforts in the Middle East. Nice of 'em, huh?</p> <p>But make no mistake: It's not that the Dems suddenly understand the importance of defense.</p> <p>Far from it.</p>
  • US House Republicans decry Bush's critics on Iraq

    09/10/2003 12:17:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Reuters | 9/10/03 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A group of House of Representatives Republicans said on Wednesday that Democrats criticizing the Bush administration's plan to stabilize Iraq were damaging that effort and endangering U.S. troops. But as administration officials were set to lobby for an $87 billion spending package largely for Iraq, some Republicans questioned whether the State Department should take a larger role in Iraq's reconstruction and whether Baghdad should have to pay back some of the money. Rep. Ed Schrock of Virginia told a news conference that "all the sniping we've been hearing on TV about the president and how...
  • Sniping fits with Al Qaeda training video methods (my title)

    10/24/2002 4:19:50 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 454+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 4, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    New al-Qaida training tape shows another side of terror Captured video reveals plans for home break-ins, killing police, drive-bys, golf course assassinations. An al-Qaida training videotape, captured in Afghanistan, shows Osama bin Laden's terrorists are not only planning attacks with weapons of mass destruction but are preparing to kill Americans with drive-by shootings and home break-ins, through ambushes of law-enforcement officers and targeted assassinations on golf courses, WorldNetDaily has learned. The videotape was produced, U.S. analysts believe, for al-Qaida's internal use and did not appear to be an external propaganda device. U.S. intelligence considers the tape much more significant in...