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Adulting

So, my 40-year old house has a leak in the water line IN the foundation.  This is a masonry home, and the drywall is laid directly on the masonry walls, I believe, which means re-piping the house is going to be messy.  And expensive.Dammit.Sometimes adulting sucks. [Author: [email protected] (Kevin)]
Tags: Guns, Remodel


Remembering my Mum...

It would have been my Mum Vera's 93rd birthday today, same age as the Queen, though she died twenty-two years ago. And then I think of Hilary Mantel's pearl of wisdom that in a sense you are not dead if someone still talks about you. Now I know not everyone might have had as happy-an experience with their mum as I did as a child, but I thought it might be nice for anyone who wanted to to add a comment about their own mum, or a recollection of a good memory you have of them because I would love ...
Tags: Books, Hilary Mantel, Dovegreyreader, Family and Friends, Fuzzy Felt Florist


TFB Review: Bushnell Nitro 6-24x50mm FFP Deploy MOA Reticle

Bushnell has given their optics a face-lift in recent years with upgraded features, names, prices, and a whole new sexy look. The first tier of their optics begins with the Prime and Engage series which flutters around $350 or less. A sort of mid-range tier is their new Nitro series offering scopes in the ballpark […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Bushnell Nitro 6-24x50mm FFP Deploy MOA Reticle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Optics, Ffp, Bushnell, Nitro, Scopes, TFB Review, Bushnell Nitro, 6-24x50mm, Deploy MOA


Smith & Wesson Performance Center Shield EZ 380 – Review

S&W Performance Center Shield EZ 380 by Graham Baates U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Before we understand the Performance Center Shield EZ it's necessary to look at the base model.  The Shield EZ .380 is the pistol many wanted but few asked for.  They didn't ask because either they didn't know they wanted it or because their voice was drowned out by the mainstream of the industry.  A pistol that is incredibly easy to rack, easy to load, and easy to shoot.  The intent wasn't to make the latest and ...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, Afghanistan, Army, Graham, Smith, Viz, Nra, Smith & Wesson, Maddy, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Graham Baates, Iraq Post Army, Graham Baates Graham Baates, Stainless Steel Slide Material


20 SEC READING: What is truth?

I read the following piece of news in the Spanish newspaper “La Vanguardia”. “What is truth? The President of the Court, Josep Maria Pijuan, had to check which of the versions of rape offered by the girl victim, 11-year-old J., was closest to reality. The lawyers attending the questioning did not believe that she would […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories, SEC, La Vanguardia, Josep Maria Pijuan


Even More Stranger Things Pop! Figures

Funko's gonna let you bring home the entire cast of Stranger Things in Pop! form...that includes Pop! Jim Hopper dressed to impress, Pop! Lucas wearing casual attire, Pop! Max ready to go to the mall, Pop! Dustin wearing camp clothes, Pop! Will the Wise dressed for a Dungeons & Dragons session, Pop! Erica looking ready for action, Pop! Steve wearing an adorable Ahoy hat and carrying an ice cream cone, Pop! Eleven dressed for the mall and Pop! Eleven ready for battle. Also, there are some s...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Walmart, Erica, Dustin, Funko, Jim Hopper, Pop Lucas, Pop Eleven


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Street Sweeper Or Roadside Trash?

Welcome everyone to the 11th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this gat a sweet deal […] The post appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Pistols, Semi-Auto, 410, Cobray, 45-70 Government, MIL/LE, Streetsweeper, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap


Five Points Fest 2019: Tenacious Toys Booth

Tenacious Toys will be at Five Points Fest, set up at Booth 425 and 426. They'll be with 3D Hero at Booth 426 and Mighty Jaxx in Booth 425. Five Points Festival runs June 1st and 2nd 2019 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Among the exclusive items you'll be able to pick up from Tenacious Toys... Creamsicle Danger Dogs - 10 sets - $60.00 Hackwave - 10 pieces - $40.00 Creamsicle Guru - 8 pieces - $200.00 Meowlting - Rainbow Sherbet Edition - 100 pieces - $99.00 Brightstar Blue Teq63 - 100 p...
Tags: Toys, Brooklyn, Mighty Jaxx, Five Points Fest, Tenacious Toys Creamsicle Danger Dogs, Hackwave, Work Dog Blue Edition, RSIN, GID Hob Bird, Urban Devil Gray


Waging a Full-Spectrum Fight for the Second Amendment

Wayne LaPierre United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When we are discussing the present situation, to include how to defeat the long game being used by anti-Second Amendment extremists, one big thing we need to do is to understand that the fight has shifted. We’re no longer just fighting the normal battle on political and legislative fronts. The fight has now expanded to cultural outlets, corporate boardrooms, Silicon Valley censorship, and social stigmatization. It is now a full-spectrum fight. T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Guns, Supreme Court, Reagan, United States, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Silicon Valley, Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Univision, Nra, Harold


Quote of the Day - Thomas Sowell Edition

From his recent Uncommon Knowledge interview. [Author: [email protected] (Kevin)]
Tags: Guns, Qotd, Thomas Sowell


Daily Gun Deals: UTG 547 Law Enforcement Tactical Vest Just $31.95 FREE S&H 46% OFF

UTG 547 Law Enforcement Tactical Vest Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Amazon has the UTG 547 Law Enforcement Tactical Vest in the black colorway on sale for $31.95 with FREE shipping on orders or $25.00 or more. Normal retail is $60.00+ elsewhere online so you save 46%+ off with this deal. AmmoLand readers you know the warning, Amazon deals turn bad quick so get on this fast before they jack the price after we send a ton of people to the page. If you're searching for a great price for the Leaper...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Guns, Gear, Leapers, Leapers Inc, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors, Ammoland com Amazon


POTD: Heckler & Koch SFP9 Optics Ready with Rheinmetall laser

Today’s Picture Of The Day shows a Heckler & Koch SFP9 (VP9), ready with optics. I think the red dot sight is a Leupold Deltapoint Pro. The HK has “SFP9 OR 9mmx19” typed on the side, to be exact. The laser-light module is called LLM-PI and made by Rheinmetall. It’s an integrated target laser with both […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch SFP9 Optics Ready with Rheinmetall laser appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Rheinmetall, Humvee, HK433, UF Pro, HK SFP9, HK VP9, L3 Technologies, G95K, GPNVG-18, Concamo, Heckler & Koch HK433, LLM-PI, SFP9 OR


Media Eruption Over Charges Against Gun Control Lobbyist

Robert Blaisdell. (Manchester Police, Patch snip) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A July 1 court appearance has reportedly been scheduled for prominent New Hampshire lobbyist Robert Blaisdell, whose clients include the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, on charges relating to domestic violence, according to various published reports. Everytown for Gun Safety is considered one of the nation’s wealthiest gun control lobbying organizations, the brainchild of anti-gun billionaire and former New York ...
Tags: Guns, California, New York City, America, Georgia, New Hampshire, Manchester, Washington State, Michael Bloomberg, Gun Rights, Nra, Keene, Yee, Dave Workman, Junie, Leland Yee


2019 POMA Board of Directors Election ~ Vote For AmmoLand’s Own Kevin Reese

AmmoLand News' writer and contributor Kevin Reese is running for a 2019 board seat on the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Kevin Reese USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Fellow Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) members: There are just a couple days left to play out our 2019 POMA Board of Directors election process. As is the case every year, our POMA family is faced with the difficult task of deciding who will take the reins from those whose terms as directors are now coming to...
Tags: Guns, Best, Shooting Media News, AmmoLand News, Kevin Reese, POMA, Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA, POMA Board, Russell Gough




How ‘Norco ’80’ author Peter Houlahan tracked down the true story of a deadly Southern California bank heist and shootout

Peter Houlahan remembers picking up the newspaper one morning in May 1980. A bold headline told of a band of five bank robbers hitting a Security Pacific branch in Norco and raining hundreds of bullets down on the first deputies on the scene before leading dozens more law enforcement officers on a violent chase and rolling gunfight through two counties and up the backside of Mount Baldy. “On the front page was that photo that has highway patrolmen Bill Crowe and Doug Earnest — Crowe has been sho...
Tags: Utah, Books, California, Sport, Earnest, Things To Do, Soccer, Wyoming, Connecticut, Evans, CHP, Smith, East Coast, Sandy Hook Elementary, Chris, Southern California


Waisted

In a world that rewards women for staying slim and young-looking, Daphne and Alice struggle with weight and self-hatred. Alice is half-black, half-Jewish, and has extremely supportive parents, but when she met her husband she was coming off a bad breakup and was stick-thin. Now that she’s had a baby and put on the pounds, […]
Tags: Books, Fiction, Alice, Elizabeth, Daphne, Women's Fiction


White woman pulls gun on black couple at campsite: "you don't belong here"

Army National Guard Sergeant Franklin Richardson and his wife, Jessica, took their dog to Oktibbeha County Lake in Mississippi to enjoy a picnic by the water. As soon as they arrived, a woman in a Kampgrounds of America shirt pulled a gun on them, said she was the manager, told the couple they didn't belong, and that they didn't have a reservation. Then she said "Get! Get!" as if shooing away animals. Buzzfeed: “Time stopped. Everything stopped. I was confused as to what was going on. It’s not l...
Tags: Post, News, Mississippi, Guns, Time, America, Racism, Jessica, Richardson, Army National Guard, Kampgrounds of America, WCBI, Franklin Richardson, Oktibbeha County Lake, Sgt Franklin Richardson, Starkville KOA


How to convert epub to azw3 with page number

From few weeks I have Kindle Paperwhite 4. All of my books are epub converted to azw3, and I noticed some of the books dosn't show "Page number". I know they are not real page numbers, it depends on font size and so on... but I like them better then "Loc". So...? Any solutions? :)
Tags: Books, Calibre


Boox Note: defective notetaking on the right hand side?

Hello everyone, I have just received a Onyx Boox Note 10.3" (the only one available on amazon in Canada) that I bought to anotate PDF scientific articles. However, my Boox Note seems to have a problem: notetaking is defective on a ~0.5cm band on the right hand side of the screen, which is a consistent issue for my use-case. I have seen someone with a similar issue in amazon comments, for those of you who own this device I would like to know if you have the same issue before I return the device...
Tags: Books, Canada, Onyx Boox


DIY Dinosaur Nest – Inspired by Disney’s Gigantosaurus

Did you know International Dino Day is June 1st? All of my kids have gone through a dinosaur phase and it’s always so much fun! From learning how to say all those long dinosaur names to setting up elaborate play scenes with a dinosaur nest and our dinosaur toys in the backyard, there is always so much wondering, learning and imagining that surrounds dinosaurs. We recently checked out a few episodes of Gigantosaurus on Disney Channel, and my preschooler loved the adorable young dinos and the myst...
Tags: Crafts, Facebook, Learning, Education, Eggs, Disney, Steam, Slideshow, Dinosaur, Bill, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Educational Fun, Mazu, Dino Day, Rocky Bill Tiny


10 Quotes on the Christian Life from John Stott

Nearly 50 years ago, the evangelical church was on the brink of shirking the call to global missions. As framer of the Lausanne Covenant in 1974, John R. W. Stott (1921–2011), an Anglican priest, was on the forefront of the movement to preserve modern missions endeavors. He founded the Langham Partnership to equip churches with biblical resources and training for global missions. While the Lausanne Covenant may have been Stott’s most significant contribution to modern Christianity, it ...
Tags: Books, David Brooks, Religion, Christian, Christ, Products, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Packer, Stott, John Stott, Rogers Neighborhood, Biblical Studies, Matthew 5:4, John R W Stott, Basic Christianity


Buy Kobo Aura ONE KA1 New or Like New

I am US based. I would prefer new in box, or very lightly used and complete. Thank you.
Tags: Books, US, Flea Market


Read to Your Kids While They're in the Bathtub

There’s really no bad time or place to read to a child (okay, maybe while scuba diving or getting a root canal, but you know what I mean). Still, when my daughter was younger, one of the greatest story time setups involved sticking her in the bathtub, grabbing a stack of books and plopping myself on the covered toilet…Read more...
Tags: Books, Reading, Stories, Toddlers, Lifehacks


MoMA Rooftop Garden by Ken Smith – Crime of the Century?

Rooftop Garden, MOMA Location: New York,NY Architect: Ken Smith Landscape Architects. If this blog had only launched a couple of years earlier, you’d better believe we’d have ranted about the all-fake “garden” on part of the Museum of Modern Art’s roof by the famous designer Ken Smith, who teaches at the Harvard Design School. I recently learned about the “garden” from my landscape architecture professor. This was Smith’s second scheme for the roof, after his first was rejected. He told the N...
Tags: Gardening, New York, New York Times, Manhattan, Tricks, Museum of Modern Art, Smith, TreeHugger, Designs, Central Park, Moma, Midtown Manhattan, Ken Smith, Asla, and Schemes, Raver


It's the Little Things

I think that this tiny beauty is a Silvery Blue --  I've seen them around for years and never managed to photograph one. The topside of their wings is quite blue -- unfortunately, they flitter around very quickly and when they do alight, their wings are folded, showing the pretty silvery-blue underside. Also, they stay close to the ground -- and it's not easy for me to get down to that level quickly. By the time I do, the fickle thing has moved on.  Plus, t...
Tags: Gardening, Vicki Lane


Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

View this post on Instagram Road trip! #fordmustang #fivepointoh A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on May 29, 2019 at 5:23am PDT [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Zoom zoom, Carmen Sandiego, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel, Instagram Road


Possible to sync reading position between Calibre & Koreader?

I've been using a Kobo H2O for a while now with the default reading app, and the KoboUtilities plugin in calibre would backup my reading progress every time I plugged it in so I could restore it if anything ever happened to cause it to be lost (like database corruption, or that annoying microSD bug a while back). Anyway H2O screen is ruined, plan to switch to a Boyue Likebook Mars and use Koreader as my main reading app, wondering if there is an easy way to export the saved reading progress fro...
Tags: Books, Koreader


Aerobot by DMS

DMS Designer Toys will be releasing a new small-run piece on Friday May 31st 2019 at 7PM BST (2PM ET). This is the first colorway of the graffiti inspired Aerobot by DMS. Measuring in at 3.75 inches of polyurethane resin, the piece is textured in a distressed style, with a weathered, rust effect paint job and gloss black eye. Also, it has a moveable spray cap head. Limited to only 25 pieces in this rusty blue colorway, you'll be able to pick one up for £12.99 plus shipping (about $17). ...
Tags: Toys, Handmade


Cool Stuff: NECA’s Latest ‘Terminator 2’ Action Figure Finally Brings John Connor to Shelves

San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and some of the best exclusives for the annual convention come from toy manufacturer NECA. They’ve already revealed a new four-pack of figures from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, and now they’re bringing a new Terminator 2: Judgment Day figure to the table that fans have wanted for a long time. NECA has already released several outstanding action figures from James Cameron’s 1992 Terminator sequel, but today they finally announc...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Sequels, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Terminator, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Don, TriStar Pictures, Neca, Robert Patrick, John Connor



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