Sympathetic Wince

What do me and Tiger Woods have in common?  Steel rods in our right shins from catastrophic compound tib-fib fractures, and neither of us can play golf right now."Tiger Woods is recovering following hours of surgery to repair comminuted open fractures in his right leg following a serious car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday (February 23) morning. A comminuted fracture is when a bone breaks into several pieces and pierces the skin. Orthopedic trauma surgeons at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center ...
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Speaking to the gods & feelings in your belly.

I'm engaged in a project to dramatically reduce the number of books and magazines in the attic. I had been dragging stuff to Half Price Books in fits and starts before the Time of the 'Rona, and since then I've just been dropping off boxes at the Goodwill store on Keystone Avenue. Gun magazines are mostly goners except for ones I'm in, or older ones I use for reference. In fact, most magazines are going away except a few old collectibles and my fairly complete library of Car and Driver. Nonfic...
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Media Drama Over MSBS GROT Assault Rifle Causes National Security Concerns in Poland

On January 25, Polish media outlet Onet.pl published an article about the MSBS GROT, the new service rifle recently introduced by the Polish Armed Forces. The MSBS Grot is produced by Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” in Radom, part of the Polish Armaments Group, a state-owned holding company. The article reported on a series of trials conducted by a […] Read More … The post Media Drama Over MSBS GROT Assault Rifle Causes National Security Concerns in Poland appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses his new prize for Taiwanese American writers

In the past, Charles Yu says he occasionally thought about launching a writing prize to encourage young Taiwanese Americans to pursue their creative dreams. “I didn’t know exactly how to go about it, or whether anyone would be interested,” says Yu by phone from his home in Irvine. “But last November, I was lucky enough to win an award,” he says, a modest reference to the National Book Award he won for his latest novel, “Interior Chinatown.” “And I felt that if ever there was a time to use whatev...
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Gallup Gun Law ‘Satisfaction’ Poll Fails to Ask Most Important Question of All

If people think this was a huge opinion poll upset, they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. (The Harry S. Truman Museum/PD) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Americans Remain Largely Dissatisfied With U.S. Gun Laws,” a Friday report by the Gallup polling firm announced. “Fifty-six percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws and policies, marking the ninth consecutive year of majority-level dissatisfaction since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut...
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Illuminated Editions: modern artists reinvent classic books

I'm a huge fan of Beehive Books, which creates illuminated editions of classic books illustrated by contemporary artists. They are doing a Kickstarter for a new series of three books: KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS by Lafcadio Hearn, illustrated by Kent Williams A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS by David Lindsay, illustrated by Jim Woodring THE GREAT GATSBY by F. — Read the rest
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Kirei’s New Horizons EchoPanel line

Manufacturer Kirei adds to their existing EchoPanel line of acoustic products with New Horizons, “future-forward EchoPanel products that put healthier spaces in a fresh perspective.” There’s a lot to love here. New Horizons consists of five different panel styles, each offering superior sound damping performance, enhanced aesthetics, and wise resource use. The panels are made of 100% PET plastic, widely considered among the healthiest of plastics and renowned for the ease with ...
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Wheelgun Wednesday: Early Gas-Seal Revolvers

Not So Fast, Nagant When we think of a revolver candidate for a suppressor, invariably our mind drifts to the M1895 Nagant.  A good revolver, to be true.  Gas-sealed revolvers, however, were around far earlier, with the UK having a rich history of development in this type of firearms.  What is a gas-seal revolver?  In […] Read More … The post Wheelgun Wednesday: Early Gas-Seal Revolvers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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A Real Break Down of NFA Numbers & Backlog Solutions

A Real Break Down of NFA Numbers & Backlog Solutions U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) budgeted $13.2 million in additional funding for the National Firearms Arms (NFA) branch. The ATF used the new money to hire 25 additional employees, including 13 more examiners, bringing the number to 42 employees assigned to the branch. The new employees doubled the size of the department. Also, at-risk Industry Operations Investigators (IOIs)...
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POTD: French Foreign Legion at Sea with HK416F and FN Minimi

Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion with a Heckler & Koch HK416F and the FN Minimi (Mini-Mitrailleuse – Mini machine gun), These pictures are from the 2ème Régiment Etranger d’Infanterie and as you can see they’re at sea. Caption (computer translated from French): On land and at sea, the DRAGON Embedded Tactical Group (GTE) does […] Read More … The post POTD: French Foreign Legion at Sea with HK416F and FN Minimi appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Mattel and Nickelodeon Team Up to Reboot ‘Monster High’ With a Live-Action Musical and a New Animated Series

Mattel and Nickelodeon are looking to make a graveyard smash together. Monster High, Mattel’s toy line centering around the daughters of classic monsters (think Frankie Stein, Draculaura, and Clawdeen Wolf), is returning from the grave with two new projects for television. Deadline reports that Mattel and Nickelodeon are teaming up to develop a two-fold Monster High reboot — both as a live-action TV musical feature film, and a brand new animated series. The TV movie will be written by Jenny ...
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500rnds Magtech/CBC 7.62×51 M80 NATO Linked Ammo 147 Grain Full Metal Jacket $599.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Magtech CBC 7.62×51 M80 NATO Linked Ammo Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Bereli.com has a good buy on 500 rounds of linked Magtech/CBC 7.62×51 M80 NATO Linked Ammo in 147 Grain Full Metal Jacket reloadable brass cases for $599.99 and FREE Shipping with coupon code “FREESHIPPING” at check out. The reusable links alone will cost you $50.00. Magtech/CBC...
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Complex Lies and Simple Truths – Covid and Crime

Gov. Cuomo’s hypocracy is on full display with comments condemning alleged Trump tyranny. U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Life is complex. Sure, in the time of Covid you can tell everyone to stay home and starve, but they won’t do it. They won’t do it even though you’re emperor Cuomo of New York. Even with all your wealth and political influence, you can’t make people lay down and obey. They act for themselves, and soon they think for themselves. Ordinary people are frightened by what they see aroun...
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Ammo InStock: Federal 9mm 124Gr Hydrashok JHP 20Rd $27.99 Flat Rate Shipping

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Federal 9mm 124Gr Hydrashok JHP 20Rd Ammo Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Kentucky Gun Co has 20 rounds boxes of Federal 9mm 124Gr Hydrashok JHP ammo in stock and shipping for $27.99 with flat rate shipping. Limit 20 Per Order. Federal 9mm 124Gr Hydrashok JHP Personal defense situations aren’t planned. They happen without warning and are decided in a...
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Addressing Financial De-Platforming A Must

Addressing Financial De-Platforming A Must United States/Your Neighborhood – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters need to understand why many anti-Second Amendment extremists are targeting banks and financial service companies – because our Achilles heel is not so much government action, it’s the money. Sound crazy? Not really. Throughout history, exercising our right to keep and bear arms has always involved money. Think about the guns you own. In many cases you bought the firearms, ...
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New Shooting Rests for 2021 from Birchwood Casey

Shooting rests are a great tool to have for almost every range trip especially if accuracy is your aim for the day. Birchwood Casey has five new shooting rests for 2021 which include the Alpha, Bravo, Echo, Foxtrot, and Tango rests each with their own specific set of features and specialties. New Shooting Rests for […] Read More … The post New Shooting Rests for 2021 from Birchwood Casey appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Harlem Toile de Jouy (and More) by Sheila Bridges for The Shade Store

NYC-based interior designer Sheila Bridge’s joyful, kinetic Harlem Toile de Jouy—her take on the traditional French toile patterns from the 1700s— became an instant classic when she introduced it a while back. “This design, which lampoons some of the stereotypes deeply woven into the African American experience, has been featured in The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, and the Musée de la Toile De Jouy in Jouy-en Josas, France,” she says; “it’s also include...
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Winchester Continues Sponsoring of NSCA Championship Tour in 2021

Winchester is supporting shooting sports and by extension, the Second Amendment. iStock 527374281 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester returns as the title sponsor of the 2021 National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour.  The NSCA Championship Tour represents the very best there is in sporting clays with the world’s top sport shooters gathering at the finest gun clubs to compete for top honors. “Winchester is committed to shooting sports at the highest levels of competition as w...
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Springfield Armory Introduce New HEX Red Dot Optics

Springfield Armory have announced the launch of a new line of red dot optics for pistols and rifles. The new HEX line launches with two new sights: the WASP, a micro red dot reflex sight designed for concealed carry pistols, and the DRAGONFLY, a standard size red dot which can be mounted on rifles and […] Read More … The post Springfield Armory Introduce New HEX Red Dot Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Ammo InStock: Underwood Xtreme Defender Ammo 9mm +P 90Gr Xtreme Defense 20rnd $28.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Underwood Xtreme Defender Ammo 9mm +P 90Gr Xtreme Defense Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has in stock 25 round boxes of Underwood Ammo Xtreme Defender Ammo 9mm Luger +P 90Gr Xtreme Defense ammunition for $28.99.  That is $1.45 each a round for top-shelf defensive ammo. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. Underwood...
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Stopping Shots Cold: ShotStop Body Armor

The armor company is online at shotstop.net: connect with them on Instagram, @shotstopbodyarmor, follow on Facebook, /shotstopballistics/; on Twitter, @ShotStopLLC. Listen to an extensive interview with ShotStop Ballistics on The Mag Life. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Much like firearms and ammunition (especially ammunition), concealable armor, ballistic plates, and other protective gear such as that made by Ohio-based ShotStop is becoming increasingly difficult to locate. Purchases of soft armor...
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Red-hair and Skeleton tattoos

Another lady with her Day of the Dead skeleton tattoos and flowers in her hair. I like how the bra fabric is cross-hatched and it matches the drawing on the tattoos. She has a skull button too.
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Darwin’s queer plots in The Descent of Man

This year, LGBT+ History Month coincides with the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s momentous sexological work The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, originally published on 24 February 1871. The occasion prompts reflection on Darwin’s highly equivocal handling of sex variations in the natural world, including intersexualities (“hermaphroditism”), transformations of sex, and non-reproductive sexual behaviours.Descent has long been considered a landmark text in the history of s...
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Stand Your Ground Bill Heads to Arkansas Governor’s Desk

The NRA-ILA reports on new legislation in Arkansas. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On February 24th, the Arkansas House marked the final vote on Stand Your ground Legislation, Senate Bill 24.  This important self-defense measure now heads to the desk of Governor Asa Hutchinson for his signature.  Please contact Governor Hutchinson and ask him to sign Senate Bill 24 into law. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION! This important legislation is a huge step forward for self-defense rights and law-abiding...
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Taurus Introduce New Raging Hunter in .460 S&W

Taurus USA have introduced a new addition to their Raging Hunter series chambered in .460 S&W. The new hunting revolver will be available in a range of three barrel lengths, 8-3/8″, 6-3/4″ and 5-1/8″ and will come in two finishes – all black and a two-tone with MSRPs of $968.18 and $983.33 respectively. Last year Adam took a look […] Read More … The post Taurus Introduce New Raging Hunter in .460 S&W appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Philadelphia Flower Show-A New Chapter

Breaking a 191-year-old tradition—necessitated by the current pandemic but long overdue in this gardener’s opinion—the Philadelphia Flower Show (PFS, shown above)) will, this year, be held outside. It would seem natural to hold a flower show outside, but, in the US, it is not the norm. Seattle, Sacramento, Chicago, Boston, and even South Carolina all have indoor flower shows. Most have been cancelled for this upcoming season. The PFS is adapting and this is a change for the better. It ...
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  This handsome mug with Nancy Darrell's artwork will be sent to some lucky reviewer! Come Sunday night, I'll be drawing a name from all of you who've left reviews for CROWS somewhere or other: , Amazon, Regal House, B & N, or a mention on FB.  If you left a review under an alias of some sort (Buttercup? Is that you?) you should tell me so I add your name. I hate being pushy like this but, by gosh and by golly,  CROWS has far more reviews than any of my other six books. For which I than...
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What to Wear for Sexy Date Night

The biggest question after deciding if you’ll go out on a date with that special someone is what in the world are you going to wear? This question has plagued individuals for centuries after the thrill of “will you meet me for drinks” has passed. The time before … The post What to Wear for Sexy Date Night appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
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How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Successful Business

Launching a company from your hobby can be both rewarding and challenging. By taking these steps you’ll be on the right track, heading towards success. The post How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Successful Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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The 6 best soil moisture meters for plants in 2021

A soil meter is most useful for checking the moisture level of your soil.Our top pick is the ECOWITT Soil Moisture Meter because of its affordable price and simple design.We also detail soil meters for gardeners on a budget, smart options that connect to apps, and more.A soil meter is a little gadget that usually has one or two probes. A very basic soil meter reads only soil moisture levels. Some meters can also provide information about soil pH. While these readings are usually not very accurat...
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