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I like thug plants and I cannot lie

When I saw this quote/paraphrase from Sir Mixalot’s 1992 hit in my local gardening group, I thought, “Finally. Somebody gets me.” My gardening life is punctuated by love/hate relationships with plants that have to be cut back and selectively pulled out on a regular basis. Trumpet vine, wisteria, anemone canadensis, sweet woodruff, lily of the valley, and ostrich fern are a few that can be oh-so-readily named. Vigorous climbers are needed to help screen the garden from a neighboring property and...
Tags: Gardening, New York State, Anemone, Ministry of Controversy, Mixalot, Rant's Plants


"Honey, we have Smith & Wesson at home." No.1

The barrel of the Regulation Police has the typical Smith rollmark of the period. Traditional sans serif font and "lazy" ampersand. The markings on the barrel of the paltik don't resemble any alphabet I can find, and may be "greeking". There's a fascinating...and fairly recent...piece on the underground gun industry in Cebu here at the NYT. (It may be paywalled. I trust you're savvy enough to find your way around that via an archive if necessary.) If dudes in the jungle in the 1920s or 1930...
Tags: Guns, America, History, Smith, Cebu, Tam, Wesson, CNC, Smith and Wesson, Boomsticks, Revolvers, Regulation Police


Reading App for mathematical ePub

I have a Onyx Boox Note 2, and I do read a lot of mathematical ePub full of formulas and tricky css. The default reader NeoReader V3.0 does not renders them correctly. I found the PocketBook App that renders them correctly, but the problem that I have with PocketBook App is:That the contrast is not that good (find this very annoying). And on eInk black and white screen/device is very hard to see the settings (it is for LCD and color screens) Even using my phone as helper (to see menu settings) c...
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, PocketBook App


TFB FIELD STRIP: FN FNX-45 Tactical Pistol

This episode of the TFB Field Strip series involves the feature-rich FN FNX-45 Tactical, naturally chambered in .45 ACP. The FNX‘s predecessor, the FNP-45 Tactical was a contender in the Joint Combat Pistol trials of 2005 and 2006 to replace the Beretta M9 service pistol. Even though the JCP program was scrapped, the FNP lived […] Read More … The post TFB FIELD STRIP: FN FNX-45 Tactical Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, ACP, FN, JCP, Pistols, Pistol, Suppressed, FNX, FNP, 45 ACP, Semi-Auto, Optics-Ready, TFB FIELD STRIP, FNX 45 Tactical


CHP probing reports of gunfire at cars on freeways

Christina Martinez Adame was driving south on the 405 Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard on April 27 when she heard a loud boom. She said she believes her rear window was shot out. “You had glass coming into the car, the power of the wind going through. I felt like our car was caving in,” Adame, 49, said. Another motorist’s window shattered that day in the same area at about the same time, and these aren’t the only reports of similar incidents. “Every day, somebody is telling me, ‘This happened t...
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, California Highway Patrol, Westminster, CHP, Orange County, Smith, Riverside County, San Diego County, Lapd


St. Louis Couple That Defended Home from Protesters Face November Trial

Published reports say a Nov. 1 trial date is tentatively set for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple that stood outside their home last year to ward off protesters. (Screen snip, YT, PBS) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The St. Louis couple whose armed defense of their home from protesters last summer made national news now faces a criminal trial tentatively scheduled during the first week of November, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mark and Patricia McCloskey became relucta...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Senate, Politico, Joe Biden, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, District Of Columbia, St. Louis, Donald Trump, Second Amendment, Nra, Mark, Portland Press Herald


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Mean Green or Childish Dream SCAR17?

Welcome everyone to the 91st edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, 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 or only has […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Mean Green or Childish Dream SCAR17? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Rifles, Semi-Auto, FN SCAR 17s, 308. 7.62x51, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


POTD: Proficiency Training in Djibouti

Welcome to TFB’s Photo Of The Day. As the name implies, this page is dedicated to rare and unique pics which are updated daily, and I guess that short shotgun got your attention? Did you ever fire one? What did you think? Did you find it hard or easy to hit your target? These pictures are […] Read More … The post POTD: Proficiency Training in Djibouti appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Shotguns, Djibouti, TFB, Photo of the Day, Breaching Shotgun


Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings this Week!

Two anti-gun measures, House Bill 1298 and House Bill 1299, have been scheduled for committee hearings tomorrow and Friday. IMG iStock-884190572 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Two anti-gun measures, House Bill 1298 and House Bill 1299, have been scheduled for committee hearings tomorrow and Friday, respectively.  Please click the below “Take Action” buttons and ask committee members to OPPOSE House Bill 1298 and House Bill 1299. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION! House Bill 1298 allows for the indefinite dela...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, House, Nra, IMG, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, NICS, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Anti Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table $19.91 (Reg. $39.82)

  This deal is back! How much would your little one love this toy? Get the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table for only $19.91 (Reg. $39.82) at Walmart. Ships free with $35+ orders Also available on Amazon with free Prime shipping. Description: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table: Age... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Walmart, Online Deals, Baby Deals, Fisher Price Laugh amp


Hacks Fullscreen web browser on PW3 [Jailbreak] ?

Hi. I'm planning on using my kindle as a control panel for Home Assistant, but I'm having trouble displaying the webpage in full screen. I've successfully jailbroken the device and tried WebLaunch, but i get an "Application Error". I've successfully ran Alpine with the chromium browser, but I was hoping to use something simpler. Are there any working extensions/terminal-commands/hacks that can display a webpage in full screen? Relevant info: SN: G090G1, FW: 5.13.5
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle


Louisiana Governor Threatens Veto, Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Senate passed constitutional carry yesterday. IMG NRA-iLA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he will veto any Constitutional carry bill that arrives on his desk. From apnews.com: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. On 27 April 2021, the Lou...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona, Louisiana, South Carolina, Abbott, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Louisiana House, Louisiana Senate, Oil City


Smith & Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson/Center Arms Brand

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the USA’s second-largest stock exchange, the Nasdaq, under the ticker symbol SWBI. After they announced their split from American Outdoor Brands in 2020, and following the massive uptick in firearms sales over the last year or so, the company appears to be doing […] Read More … The post Smith & Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson/Center Arms Brand appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, News, Guns, Companies, Smith, Daily News, Smith & Wesson, Contender, Thompson/Center Arms, American Outdoor Brands, Muzzleloaders, Gun Brands, Smith Wesson Brands Inc, SWBI, Corporate Action, Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson Center Arms Brand


Banzai Slide n’ Score Inflatable Bounce House only $199.99 (Reg. $269.99) + Free Shipping

  Need some new backyard fun? Get a great Deal of the Day! Right now, at Best Buy, you can score a great deal on a very highly rated Banzai Slide n’ Score Inflatable Bounce House for only $199.99 (Reg. $269.99) Note: This one includes the blower motor, not all do! Plus it ships free... Read More
Tags: Deals, Toys, Online Deals, Best Buy Coupon, Score Inflatable Bounce House


Judge in NRA Bankruptcy Case Needs to Appoint an Examiner, NOT Dismiss

Judge in NRA Bankruptcy Case Needs to Appoint an Examiner, NOT Dismiss, IMG iStock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA Board of Directors (or at least a number of the members) met in Dallas on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the express purpose of approving a Reorganization plan to be submitted to the bankruptcy court. I’m not sure how many members were in attendance, but I’m pretty sure it was not much more than half of the 76 members. (It only takes 25 to constitute a quorum.) Director Rocky Marshall...
Tags: Usa, New York, Guns, US, Dallas, North, Ny, Association, Cuomo, Nra, Board, Wayne, Bankruptcy Court, Brewer, LaPierre, AG


Exclusive: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Law School Textbook To Be Sold At Auction

The highest bidder may be paying at least $10,000 to own a piece of legal history.
Tags: Books, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Law Schools, Heritage Auction


Is there a way to rearrange the home screen on Boyue devices?

There are a lot of instructions for Android in general, but they don't work on these particular Android devices. I can't press and drag. I tried hiding ad un-hiding apps but that didn't work either.
Tags: Books, Android Devices


Lighting in a Pinch

Husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon create simple, elegant objects communicating a “clear, uncluttered philosophy that resonates with how people wish to live today.” The Future Perfect Lighting Edit exemplifies this ethos with several Pinch lighting designs featuring earthy materials and an uncluttered aesthetic. The Anders pendant feeds off the rarefied art of millinery. Designer Pinch was inspired by haute couture to create this multi-layered shade from banana...
Tags: Books, Lighting, Pendant Lights, Future Perfect, Russell Pinch, Oona Bannon, Anders pendant, Banana Leaf Shade, Beata Cluster pendant, Gentle Table Lamp, Pinch Design, Pinch Lighting, Beata Cluster


How to Make a Single Glass of Sweet Tea

Even though I lived in Mississippi for the first portion of my childhood (and visited nearly every year after we moved to California), I did not grow up drinking sweet tea. My mom never cared for sugar—she drank water and, to a lesser extent, Diet Coke—and my grandmother sweetened her pitchers of tea with…Read more...
Tags: Tea, Drinks, Mississippi, California, Food And Drink, Lifehacks, Black Tea, Tea Culture, Masala Chai, Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, Non Alcoholic Drinks, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Cuisine Of The Southern United States, Blended Tea


Modifying Kobo collection column while device is plugged in

I use the Reading List plugin to add/remove "Reading List" to my #kobocoll column, which populates my Kobo collections with KoboTouchExtended. If I swap out books on my lists before connecting the device, this works as expected and the collections change. However, changing a book while the device is connected doesn't seem to change the collections on the device until I re-connect. I use automatic metadata management. Did I make a mistake?
Tags: Books, Devices, Modifying Kobo


Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


HRF Concepts RAMP For ModButton Lite

The ModButton Lite has taken off like a wildfire in California. It is a modular tape switch for your SureFire Scout Light compatible lights or a laser that uses an Insight/Crane plug. Since the ModButton Lite is modular, HRF Concepts have made a mount to angle the ModButton Lite. They call it the RAMP (Remote […] Read More … The post HRF Concepts RAMP For ModButton Lite appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Daily News, Flashlights, RAMP, Light Switch, Modlite, Tape Switch, ModButton Lite


Fisher-Price Giant Rock-a-Stack with 6-Colorful Rings only $10 (Reg. $19.97) at Walmart

  Every baby needs one of these! And this one’s on Rollback! Get the highly rated Fisher-Price Giant Rock-a-Stack with 6-Colorful Rings for only $10 (Reg. $19.97) at Walmart Ships free with $35 orders. Description: At over 14 inches tall, the Fisher-Price Giant Rock-a-Stack takes classic stacking play to new heights. Your baby can grasp and... Read More
Tags: Deals, Toys, Walmart, Coupons, Online Deals, Fisher Price Giant Rock


Meghan’s first book for children explores ‘bond between father and son’

Duchess of Sussex draws on her life with Prince Harry and son Archie in picture book debut The Bench, published next month The Duchess of Sussex has written her first children’s book, to be published next month and inspired by Prince Harry and their son Archie.In a statement Meghan said The Bench, set for release on 8 June, explores the “special bond between father and son as seen through a mother’s eyes”. The story has pictures by the award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson and will be pub...
Tags: Books, UK News, Monarchy, Children's Books: 7 And Under, Harry, Sussex, Meghan, Archie, Christian Robinson, The Duchess of Sussex, Penguin Random House Meghan


Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Brown Owl

Owl #2. I like to call the materials I use for many of my woolly pieces, Rescued Fabrics. All these owls are (and will be because more coming soon) examples of this. This brown owl has cashmere wings that are made from a poncho that my Mom made me somewhere around 1968. I loved it. It had beautiful buttons. I wore it a lot and I could never bear to throw it out. Finally admitting that no one I knew would ever wear it again, it has been added to my fabric collection. The f...
Tags: Crafts, Doll, Finished Projects


5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee


Mother’s Day Tea: Tips to Celebrate With the Women in Your Family

The post Mother’s Day Tea: Tips to Celebrate With the Women in Your Family appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, Mother's Day, Tea Parties, s Day, Basics & Tips, Queen& 039, Celebrate Mother& 039, Elder Flower Tea, Mana Organics, s favorite dessert with tea, Recipe For Elder Flower Iced Tea


Pocketbook Color 6" For Sale

Hope this is the right place to post this. Anyway, I was writing an ad for eBay and thought it would be nice to put it here on my community of fellow ereader enthusiasts first! As you might see here I recently upgraded to the Pocketbook InkPad Color 7.8" from my Pocketbook Color 6". So, I can't see my way toward keeping both and I am selling the 6" model which has been used probably less than thirty or so hours. I am going, on eBay, to price this at $250 to fit in with what they are getting the...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Paypal, PocketBook


This 1952 Mr. Potato Head spot was the first TV commercial targeted at kids

u/Keltik says: "[In 1952] Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on TV and the first ad campaign to be aimed directly at children — previously toy ads were always aimed at parents. It successfully sold over a million units in the first year, and the concept revolutionized marketing." — Read the rest
Tags: Toys, Video, News, 1950s, TV Commercials, Potato Head, The Fifties, Keltik



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