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Drinking Tea Virtually

Guest contribution by: Jennifer Brenner, Director of TeaFestPDX For many of us who run tea festivals, it was a hard decision this year to cancel events into which we normally pour hours, days, and months of energy and love to create.  Our passion for all things tea inspires us to go to great lengths to bring people together to celebrate the leaf.  When the pandemic forced all live events to temporarily cease, we were left with two choices – take a year off, or create some...
Tags: Tea, Oregon, Current Events, Festivals, Portland, Raj Vable, Tea Festival, Noli Ergas, Tea School, COVID, Online Tea Events, Portland Tea Festival, Virtual Tea Festival, Jennifer Brenner, Suzette Hammond, Yaupon Holly


Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19

Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19 IMG iStock-884194552 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- COVID-19's disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).  This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would ha...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Senate, Va, Nra, Legislature, IMG, National Rifle Association NRA, Tate Reeves, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, NRA Foundation, COVID, Shane Barnett R Greene Perry Wayne Cos


True Exodus Range Day and Interview

Baret Fawbush of the popular Instagram account True Exodus recently held a public range day in his background shooting gallery just outside the Southern Indiana town of Poseyville. Admission was free as long as folks signed a COVID-19 release form. This wasn’t the first shoot that Baret had hosted behind the church that he is […] Read More … The post True Exodus Range Day and Interview appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Instagram, Guns, Public, Shotguns, Editorial, Shoot, Southern Indiana, Pistols, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Baret, Machine Guns, Range Day, AR Patterned, COVID, True Exodus


TRUEXODUS Range Day and Interview

Baret Fawbush of the popular Instagram account TRUEXODUSrecently held a public range day in his background shooting gallery just outside the Southern Indiana town of Poseyville. Admission was free as long as folks signed a COVID-19 release form. This wasn’t the first shoot that Baret had hosted behind the church that he is currently serving […] Read More … The post TRUEXODUS Range Day and Interview appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Instagram, Guns, Public, Shotguns, Editorial, Shoot, Southern Indiana, Pistols, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Baret, Machine Guns, Range Day, AR Patterned, COVID, True Exodus


Sideshow Collectibles Announce Sideshow Con Experience!

Sideshow Collectibles Announce Sideshow Con Experience! While most San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors are leaving their booths behind and taking their products 100% into the digital realm, Sideshow Con will center around a physical booth space for a unique twist on their typical convention format. A custom-made installation will recreate Sideshow’s jaw-dropping “pop culture art gallery” style Comic-Con presence, but in a secure and private environment that will augment an online experience. ...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Horror, Sideshow Collectibles, San Diego, Collectibles, Extras, Andy Smith, Movie News, San Diego Comic Con, Sideshow, San Diego Comic Con We, COVID, Sideshow Con, Hot Toys PCS Collectibles DC, Greg Anzalone


Shaking Up the Center of Classic Charleston with a Wild Heart

  Colonial Lake Just Before Dawn on a Summer Day. Kellen Goodell photo. Plantsman and author, Jenks Farmer, in his first Guest Rant, tells a story of a dream come true. How do I describe that sensation of not feeling the effects of the atmosphere? When for a moment, there’s skin and air and self and the world seem as one? When I’m in it, that equilibrium, there’s a moment before awareness; that’s the best. Those moments come on Maine mornings, Seattle summer afternoons and twilight in the fa...
Tags: Gardening, Florida, New York, Congress, Maine, University of Florida, Seattle, South Carolina, Charleston, Pat Conroy, Jim, Charleston South Carolina, Darby, Simpson, Broad Street, Momma


Community meetings – online – in the San Fernando Valley, June 22-29

  Photos of chalk art messages are one type of materials that Los Angeles museums and historical societies would like the public to contribute to their archives. Here, Tori Heiney, 10-years old, left, and Allie Lohmann, 10-years old, use chalk to draw pictures and write messages in their Valencia Hills neighborhood in Santa Clarita, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The children made sure to maintain a proper social distance during their play date due to the the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (P...
Tags: Books, Cancer, Nigeria, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Veterans, South Africa, Brazil, Community, Zambia, Book Club, Ursula K Le Guin


Mechanix Father’s Day Special Includes Free MultiCam Mask ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today is my first Father's Day as a dad, and I have to say it's definitely a strange feeling to be on this end of the holiday.  And it reminds me of something my wife and I have been discussing at length recently – our little guy's birth year. On my fridge is a little magnet that talks about 1984, the year I was born, and what a loaf of bread, gallon of milk, and the average house used to cost back then. It's like a tiny vignette into the state of the world at that poi...
Tags: Guns, Australia, Gear, Team Rubicon, NYCO, Daytona, Cordura, Michael Hale, Mechanix, COVID, PPE for Team Rubicon, RUBICON Team Rubicon, Additionally Team Rubicon


HAVA’s Learn to Shoot Again Division Spring Events

LTSA has conducted several multi-day student classes this Spring involving over 40 severely disabled veterans. IMG HAVA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Honored American Veterans Afield’s “Learn To Shoot Again” (LTSA) division is having a busy Spring/Summer, and carefully managing the limitations of COVID-19. Although the HAVA Family Day Range series that typically involves 300 – 500 people per event and can’t accommodate social distancing has seen postponements; the personal nature of the LTSA events ...
Tags: Guns, Walter Reed, Nra, Yamaha, IMG, Tom Taylor, LTSA, Shooting Industry News, HAVA, SIG SAUER Academy, Smith Wesson National Shooting Sports Foundation, COVID


The NRA Reports Victory for New Mexico Gun Rights

The NRA celebrates victory in New Mexico solidifying resident's rights to purchase firearms and go to the range during the pandemic.  IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA won. The rights of law-abiding New Mexicans to purchase a firearm and go to the range have been vindicated. In April, the NRA—along with the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Mountain States Legal Foundation—filed suit in federal court against Governor M...
Tags: Guns, New Mexico, Nra, Jean, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Michelle Lujan Grisham, COVID, Michael Jean


Seven ways to talk to terminal patients

Before COVID-19 arrived in our lives, chronic illness was considered the next worldwide pandemic. But COVID-19 did arrive and life as we knew it has radically changed. Healthcare workers, particularly nurses and physicians, are now having frequent palliative care (the area of end-of-life care that focuses on patient comfort) conversations although most are not trained as palliative care specialists.The prolific use of telehealth has also placed a demand on all healthcare providers to rely on com...
Tags: Books, Featured, United States, Healthcare, Health & Medicine, Palliative Care, Science & Medicine, Pixabay, Pandemic, Palliative Medicine, Communication In Palliative Care, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Comfort Model


Oregon: Gun Sales Spike. Legislators Wonder Why? ~ VIDEO

Oregon State Police Firearms Instant Check System (FICS) 2019 v 2020 Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Senate Judiciary Committee met today, via Zoom, to discuss a number of issues related to COVID. This meeting was scheduled before Covid became yesterday’s crisis to be replaced by today’s crisis of “extreme asset reallocation through looting in the interest of social justice”. On the agenda was “Increase in Firearm Sales and Background Check Issues During COVID-19 Epidemic.” Whatever slowing i...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Tom, Senate Judiciary Committee, Manning, State Police, Michael Dembrow, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Worthy, Oregon Firearms Federation, James Manning, COVID, Oregon State Police Firearms Instant


Lies About Hydroxychloroquine, Just Like Lies About Guns

Opinion by Alan Chwick & Joanne D Eisen Lies About Hydroxychloroquine, Just Like Lies About Guns, iStock-807078422 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We gun owners quickly know truth from lies. If we miss our target, the truth is, we did something wrong. Gun owners are also good at smelling the BS as in bogus science as we have seen it time and again in “gun violence' research. It has now become more than evident that one of our major parties has broken with the tradition of the peaceful transfer of pr...
Tags: Usa, Guns, China, Virginia, US, Democrats, World Health Organization, Cuba, Long Island, South Carolina, New York State, Trump, MSM, Vancouver Canada, Seattle Washington, Michael Flynn


Facts and Perspective on the Pandemic of 2020

One third of coronavirus deaths in green, one third in yellow, and one third in red U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We think our models of the world are more real than the world itself. That is understandable since we can play with our simple models, while the real world is awash in complexity. We ignore what we don’t understand. We shut down civilization because a model of the coronavirus said we were in danger. The facts matter, but we need more than facts and figures and the lastest models to fee...
Tags: Usa, New York, Guns, New York City, US, Nra, Ammoland, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Coronavirus, COVID


Gun Show Promoter Challenges Texas City’s Last-Minute Reneging on Venue Agreement

A lot goes into putting on a gun show and a lot of commitments need to be made. Having a city renege on its obligations with no warning is inexcusable and cannot be allowed to stand. (Photo: Devil's Advocate Armory) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- The City of Marfa, TX faces a lawsuit if it keeps a gun show from taking place at the Marfa Activity Center this coming weekend, a demand letter (below) from attorney Warren V. Norred advised city, county and state officials Monday. He’s the attorney rece...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Guns, Dallas, Resistance, Marfa, El Paso, Paxton, Arlington, Presidio, Texas City, Romeu, David Codrea, Texas Supreme Court, Marfa Texas, Gun Rights News


Trump campaign attempts to remove satirical cartoon from online retailer

Cartoonist Nick Anderson calls president ‘adolescent’ after work parodying bleach-injection claim sparked a legal manoeuvreThe Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Nick Anderson has described Donald Trump as an “adolescent wannabe authoritarian”, after the US president’s re-election campaign failed to pull one of Anderson’s cartoons mocking Trump’s inaccurate suggestion that injecting disinfectant could protect against Covid-19.Anderson put his cartoon The Trump Cult up for sale on the online retailer Re...
Tags: Books, US, Culture, US politics, Illustration, Comics and graphic novels, Donald Trump, Anderson, Trump, Jim Jones, Clorox, Jonestown, RedBubble, Nick Anderson, Maga, COVID


Should You be a Slave to My Fears?

Shopkeeper Arrested in Arizona U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Is it your fault that I’m afraid? Maybe it is your duty to obey me until I feel better. Your rights end where my feelings begin, and I’m afraid of a virus, afraid of guns, and afraid of freedom. That is why you have to do what I tell you to do. Or not. Should you be a slave to my fears? This so-called “epidemic” is a wakeup call. More people will die from addictions and suicide than from Covid-19. Are we going to let someone take our f...
Tags: Japan, New York, Sweden, Guns, US, Arizona, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Lockdown, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, COVID


Rob Pincus Holds Class In Spite of Stay At Home Order

Rob Pincus Holds Class In Spite of Stay At Home Order MT. VERNON, NEW YORK –-(Ammoland.com)- In the act of civil disobedience, Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training started up his training classes again at one of the closest ranges to New York City with newly developed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols. Pincus consulted with experts from Health and Human Services when he developed his protocols. According to him, one of the foremost experts in response to COVID-19 is his friend and signed off on...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, New York City, John, Cuomo, Nra, Health And Human Services, Northern Virginia, Pincus, Rob Pincus, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Veritas Firearms LLC, John Crump John, Mt Vernon NY


How working from home is changing our economy forever

The virus lurks on car door handles, on doorknobs and the floor, on the breath of others or in a friend’s hug, on onions in the supermarket, and on the hands of the valet who parks your car. If you venture outside, everything and everyone is a threat. So, it is better to stay home, safely locked away with your previously disinfected computer which connects you to a world that is innocuous because it’s virtual and therefore harmless. What makes you sick lurks outside your door. The fear of what w...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, Mexico, China, India, Chile, Korea, Venice, Foucault, David Harvey, Michel Foucault, Chris Montgomery, COVID, Zoomism, Fordism


Ventura County Caves in Face of Injunction Hearing, Re-Opens Firearm Retailers

Ventura County Caves in Face of Injunction Hearing, Re-Opens Firearm Retailers U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Just days before a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction against orders banning gun stores from operating, lawyers for the County of Ventura, California, have filed documents with federal District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall saying that the defendants, including the County, Sheriff Bill Ayub, and Dr. Robert Levin, the County’s Public Health Officer, have issued a new order to ...
Tags: Guns, California, United States, Ventura County, Ventura, Levin, Gene Hoffman, FPC, Ventura California, William `` Bill, Firearms Policy Coalition, Brandon Combs, Gun Rights News, CGF, Robert Levin, Adam Kraut


Did Shelter in Place Save Lives or Cost Them?

Did Shelter in Place Save Lives or Cost Them?, iStock-1213378005 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Covid-19 might kill 100 thousand of us in the US, but maybe not. We still have hope that it will kill far fewer. What we do know is that putting 200 million people under a relaxed house-arrest costs lives too. We have to ask if shelter-in-place saved lives or cost them. Who gets to decide that more young addicts committing suicide was worth it in order to have fewer old people die in nursing homes? You ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Usa, New York, Sweden, Guns, New York City, US, South Dakota, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob


Diamondback Firearms Launch DBX 5.7

Cast your mind back to January, a COVID-19 free world and SHOT Show. One of the many surprises of SHOT 2020 was just how many 5.7×28 offerings there were. Well fast forward to May and Diamondback Firearms are celebrating the launch of their DBX 5.7. Here’s what Diamondback have to say about the DBX 5.7: Diamondback […] Read More … The post Diamondback Firearms Launch DBX 5.7 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Press Releases, Daily News, Pistols, Diamondback Firearms, Diamondback, 5.7x28, COVID, Diamondback DBX 5.7, Diamondback Firearms Launch DBX


"...and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on..."

Here's an interesting and detailed story from The Philadelphia Inquirer on how community spread works:"A spokesperson for CHOP said the doctor wasn’t required to self-quarantine after his trip abroad because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not designated the country he visited as “Level 3,” or high alert, for the virus. The McCrearys would later find a Facebook photo of the cardiologist in Egypt. CHOP has refused to confirm the physician’s identity; a letter left by The Inquir...
Tags: Facebook, News, Guns, Pennsylvania, Egypt, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tam, Philadelphia Inquirer, COVID, McCrearys


Envisioning a post-crisis world

Early in World War II, in August 1941, before the United States had entered the war and Britain stood alone against Adolph Hitler, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill steamed in secret aboard their respective battleships and met off the coast of Newfoundland on HMS Prince of Wales. Their aim: Shape the Post War World. They drafted eight points that became the Atlantic Charter, shaping the United Nations and other lasting relationships of the post-war years.Humanity,...
Tags: Books, New York, Featured, US, Spain, Physics, Britain, United States, Global Economy, Winston Churchill, United Nations, Newfoundland, Global Economics, Churchill, Social Sciences, Zika


Injunction Issued Against Massachusetts, Gov. Baker Order Closing Gun Stores

Injunction Issued Against Massachusetts, Gov. Baker Order Closing Gun Stores U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- United States District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock issued an injunction against bans on the operation of firearm and ammunition retailers imposed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and others. The case was brought by individuals seeking to purchase firearms and ammunition, retailers, and advocacy organizations Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Commonwealth Second Amendment (Comm2A),...
Tags: Guns, Massachusetts, United States, Baker, Charlie Baker, Bay State, FPC, Douglas P Woodlock, Firearms Policy Coalition, Brandon Combs, Gun Rights News, Woodlock, Adam Kraut, Firearms Policy Coalition FPC, COVID, Massachusetts Gov Baker Order Closing Gun Stores


Empty Shelves in Meat Sections Bring on Rush of New Hunters

By: Phil Phillips While this photo is meant to be funny, some people truly believe food simply comes from the supermarket.IMG NRA HLF U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-We are a species of hunter-gatherers but for many, easy access to food at the grocery stores has taken away that instinct … until now. It is amazing how fast we return to our roots and to a focus on life’s essentials when that food supply is suddenly tough to come by. If there is anything good that has come out of COVID-19, it is that p...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Colorado, California, Sacramento, America, Georgia, Karen, United States, Arkansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Fox News, New Mexico, Donald Trump, Colorado Springs


Confronting mortality in the COVID-19 pandemic

In the last four months, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has marched across the globe. It has stomped to every continent and, as of my writing, to 134 of the 195 countries in the world, sickening hundreds of thousands of people – and killing thousands of them – on its way to global dominance.Recently the New York Times ran a story about a doctor and a nurse, both women in their mid-twenties, each with a loving partner and a young child, who, in the hospitals of W...
Tags: Books, Featured, Earth, Taiwan, New York Times, Morality, Wuhan, Health & Medicine, Northern Hemisphere, HONG KONG SINGAPORE, Science & Medicine, Pandemic, Corona Virus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19


ISP’s Weak ‘Assurances’ on Masked Concealed Carry Offer No Guarantees

We’ve got our masks and guns. You, not so much. (Illinois State Police/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Concealed carriers complying with the governor’s executive order to wear face masks in public settings as a precaution against Covid-19 transmission could find themselves facing serious legal consequences, Fox Illinois reported Monday. That’s because, per Illinois Statutes, “A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when he knowingly…Carries or possesses in a vehicle or on ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, California, Ohio, Resistance, Illinois, Chicago Police, Garry Mccarthy, State, Illinois State Police, David Codrea, Gun Rights News, Concealed Carry, RKBA, Firearms News, Only Ones


Coronavirus and Politics – a Disease of the Haves and the Have Nots

Shopkeeper Arrested in Arizona U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- My friends are out of work. One of my friends had to terminate hundreds of her employees and give them their last paycheck. Politicians turned the flu into a political weapon. Now, small business owners face bankruptcy if they stay home, or jail if they open their shops. Thousands of us in fly-over country are paying with our lives because people in New York City want to live shoulder-to-shoulder. Coronavirus and politics is a disease of...
Tags: Usa, Guns, China, New York City, Barack Obama, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, COVID-19, COVID


April linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is The Plague and I, published by Betty MacDonald in 1948. The book is a lightly fictionalized account of MacDonald’s nine-month stay in a Seattle tuberculosis sanatorium in the late 1930s, when TB was known as “the white plague”; there were no effective vaccines; and treatment entailed rigorous bedrest, hearty meals, and an occasional session of artificial pneumothorax, in which gas was injected into the pleural cavity. Survival was far from certain and recover...
Tags: Europe, Books, Hollywood, Medicine, Writing, Sports, Radio, Britain, Military, Linguistics, San Diego, Chargers, Football League, Words, British, Seattle



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