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  • My First SBR!!!

    07/21/2018 11:10:47 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 5 replies ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Demolition Ranch
    Trying to protect BillyBob. Poor Billybob.
  • 1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

    07/17/2018 2:38:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies ^ | 7/16/18 | LINDSEY BAHR
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time’s Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address longstanding allegations of harassment issues during the event which kicks off Wednesday night in San Diego. The convention has always been a home for comic book and genre enthusiasts, and a refuge for like-minded fans to mingle, but it’s also been...
  • Found a Henry Big Boy .357 Magnum Carbine at the gun show...couldn't resist.

    07/16/2018 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    07/16/18 | Me
    I've been wanting a .357 rifle for some time, and a single dealer had exactly what I wanted at the gun show over the weekend. Got him to knock off tax and the credit card fee, and it was a done deal. Now to order sling swivels and a sling, and schedule some range time!

    07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 19 replies ^ | 11 July 2018 | BEAU JACKSON
    In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns. In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment – imposing censorship on a gun maker’s rights to expression. It was also decided on the basis that certain types of guns are not “inherently military” and, seemingly, present less of a threat to the population.
  • NERF bazooka! (amazing YouTube video)

    07/15/2018 6:10:00 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ryan & David
    These guys built a NERF bazooka/rocket launcher and it is positivalutely SCARY and awesome to behold. 2.5" barrel, pneumatic system powered by a 9-volt battery. The "NERF darts" are pool noodles with PVC fittings, put together and look exactly like ginormous official NERF ammo. 3D printed cosmetics including flip-up sights, safety switch and button to fire. Finally it's painted with the same scheme as real NERF toys.Here's the video of it on YouTube.
  • Vanity: Planning 2019 Summer Vacation to Trump-Friendly Country (ies)

    07/15/2018 4:53:11 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 7/15/18 | Self
    I travel to Europe every other summer. My mother is Italian and she spends about 6 months out of the year in Southern Italy. She comes from a village nestled in the mountains in South-Central Italy, in the Puglia Province. In recent years, she has indicated that the mass migration of foreigners has changed the make-up of the province -- more crime, more drugs, more trash and more people wandering about, homeless. Crime in her little hamlet had increased by 70%! I told her that I would not be visiting any European countries who have been jerks to President Trump,...
  • The Physics of Knitting

    07/12/2018 4:23:05 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | June, 2018 | Phil Dooley
    A new theory could help engineers to create materials for use as smart textiles, artificial tissue and even the aerodynamic contours in jet turbines – by knitting them. The oldest known example of knitting is from Egypt over a thousand years ago, yet until now scientists did not fully understand how a non-stretchy yarn could be entangled into such a stretchy fabric. The new study, published in the journal Physical Review X, boils knitwear properties down to three parameters – yarn bendiness, the length of yarn, and the number of crossing points in each stitch. The simplicity of the model...
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Channels ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in Trench Coat

    07/11/2018 6:00:38 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 July, 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump arrived in windy Melsbroek, Belgium, alongside President Trump for their week-long international trip, wearing a classic trench coat and black stilettos. Mrs. Trump channeled Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as she stepped off Air Force One in a Burberry trench coat and slick black Christian Louboutin pumps.
  • The BIGGEST slingshot EVER

    07/10/2018 11:01:51 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 2 Oct 2017 | Jeorg Sprave
    Heh heh heh....Let me show you it's features...
  • Cruise passenger suing over no-slip floor that caused cornhole injury

    07/09/2018 7:45:27 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 7/9/18 | Associated Press
    The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well. The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately using no-skid flooring on a part of the ship where cruisers play the game cornhole.
  • Vanity - Old Time Radio Spooky Story

    07/09/2018 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 51 replies
    I apologize for what may be an odd question; I hope someone remembers posting about this. At some point over the past year or so, someone posted about a 'spooky story' that was available on one of the Old Time Radio websites/radio stations. I think I may have read about it here around last Hallowe'en, or at some point in the year before. All I remember about the story is that it involved men working on a metal structure - an oil rig, or a radio tower - something like that. I saved a link to it, but never listened...
  • I'm in the mood to buy a .357 lever action rifle at the next gun show. Recommendations?

    07/08/2018 10:28:58 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 78 replies
    07/08/18 | Me
    I think pistol caliber rifles are cool, and I'm leaning towards the Henry Big Boy Carbine. Anyone have experience with it, or other .357 rifles/

    07/07/2018 6:13:59 PM PDT · by kanawa · 56 replies
    Upper Echelon Gamers ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | n/a
    SJW Culture is Ruining Gaming Upper Echelon Gamers (1 week ago) Youtube just DEMONETIZED this video... AGAIN. I am appealing.
  • Banana Brandy - Making Ugandan Waragi (Moonshine)

    07/05/2018 8:15:08 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | Tech Ingredients
    We prepare Ugandan Waragi (War Gin) a distilled spirit of banana wine. For more info on the distillation process check out our other new video
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Shows Off Her Patriotism in July 4th Luxury

    07/05/2018 6:37:38 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4th, 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump showed off her American patriotism in a luxury ensemble at President Trump’s 4th of July picnic for U.S. armed service members on the White House South Lawn Wednesday. Mrs. Trump wore a festive red, white, and blue outfit that featured Ralph Lauren’s “Rivera” gingham evening dress paired with a fierce crimson red leather belt by Alexander McQueen. Mrs. Trump chose matching red Christian Louboutin pointed flats with the look.
  • American hunter's images of her black giraffe 'trophy kill' spark outrage

    07/01/2018 7:59:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 209 replies ^ | 9 hours ago | By Hollie McKay
    Photos of a female hunter from Kentucky proudly showing off the results of her “dream hunt” – a dead black giraffe in South Africa – have ignited a firestorm across social media after being picked up by a local African media outlet. “White American savage who is partly a Neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” read the June 2018 tweet, posted by Africa Digest. “Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Please share.” The controversial images, which were posted by a Kentucky woman identified as Tess Thompson Talley a year...
  • Double Barrel AR!! FIRST EVER

    07/01/2018 11:52:27 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Kirsten Joy Weiss
    First Release SHOOTING the NEW Double Barrel Gilboa Snake AR! It's wildly unique. Shooting it is an even wilder ride. There is NOTHING out there like this!
  • 2 men with 29 wives and 160 children between them sentenced to house arrest (tr)

    06/29/2018 7:45:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Two leaders of a fundamentalist group who between them have 29 wives and 160 children were sentenced to house arrest on Tuesday after being convicted of polygamy. Winston Blackmore, 61, was found guilty last year of having 24 wives while James Oler, 53, was found guilty of having five wives. Blackmore has 149 kids, the Star Vancouver reported. Blackmore's six-month conditional sentence, to be served under house arrest, allows him to go to work and deal with medical emergencies. Oler's term is three months of house arrest. Both face 12 months of probation. Blackmore was also ordered to perform 150...
  • Former Rep. Who Lobbied for PETA, Kills Zebra on Safari

    06/29/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Roll call ^ | June 29, 2018
    Former Rep. Joe Heck received criticism this week after he posted a picture on Instagram of himself posing next to a slain zebra with the caption, “Great start to safari — two off my list: Zebra and Black Wildebeast.” But Heck’s apparent affinity for big-game hunting in South Africa didn’t just upset some in the public. The former Nevada Senate candidate earned a lashing from an organization he lobbied on behalf of this spring: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2018

    06/28/2018 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 160 replies
    I’ve become very interested in Italy lately, and am especially drawn toward the Sorrento Peninsula/Amalfi Coast area. Searching for recipes from the region – and continuing in the interest of finding ways to use all of those squashes that are beginning to burgeon in your gardens - I found a recipe for Spaghetti alla Nerano. This is a pasta dish that comes from the fishing village of the same name, and uses fried zucchini. I found the recipe on a beautiful website dedicated to Italian cooking: ‘Memorie di Angelina’. Frank Fariello has done an amazing job with this blog, which...