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Jewels of Wisdom from Court Finding California Magazine Ban Unconstitutional

Jewels of Wisdom from Court Finding California Magazine Ban Unconstitutional U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On 29 March, 2019, Judge Roger T. Benitez granted  a motion for summary judgement against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in . California's Byzantine regulations and bans on firearms magazines of over 10 round capacity were ruled unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. I have read the decision by Judge Benitez. It is well wort...
Tags: England, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Berkeley, Miller, Trump


Orders Of Magnitude Of Insecurity. I’d Rather Live with My Own Set of Risk

Opinion Christopher Hitchens Fayetteville, AR – -(AmmoLand.com)- Christopher Hitchens was one of the most perceptive commentators on politics and culture. Born in England shortly after the end of the Second World War, he came to the United States in the 80s, growing enamored with our defining values, while at the same time pointing out our moments of inconsistency and absurdity. One example of this is his discussion about our attitudes toward freedom and government activity at the Sydney Wri...
Tags: Amazon, England, Guns, America, United States, Christopher Hitchens, Hitchens, Neil Peart, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Self Defense, Greg Camp, Greg Camp Greg Camp, Christopher Hitchens Fayetteville


New from deVol: A NYC Showroom and Porcelain Pendant Lights, Handmade in England

DeVol, one of our favorite UK kitchen purveyors, has made the leap Stateside: they’ve just opened an impressive showroom on Bond Street in downtown New York with a giant pink island front and center. Today, we’re taking a look at the workshop’s Porcelain Pendants, part of its ever-expanding lineup of standalone offerings,which also includes furniture, hardware, and plumbing fixtures. The collection has four basic designs—a fluted Pleat, rounded Beaker, dome-shaped Rice Bowl, and shallow Skullcap...
Tags: Books, UK, England, New York, US, United Kingdom, Bond Street, Handmade, Lighting, Leicestershire, Pleat, Porcelain, Hanging Lights, DeVol, Product Discoveries, Kaymet


What are the Severe New Zealand Gun Restrictions?

While some New Zealanders are turning in guns to police, others are rushing to gun shops to buy semi-auto rifles in anticipation of new gun control laws. (Dave Workman) New Zealand -(Ammoland.com)- The far left New Zealand government has banned many semi-automatic firearms in the media frenzy following the mass murder at the Christchurch  (ironic name!) mosques.  A small number of New Zealanders called for calm and rational deliberation in the rush to pass new legislation. They were ignored i...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Department Of Defense, Canada, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Council, Christchurch, Dave Workman, Semi, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


Italian Senate enact Castle Doctrine – Right to Self Defense at Home

Italian Senate enact Castle Doctrine – Right to Self Defense at Home Italy -(Ammoland.com)- The Italian government has reformed its law on self-defense law in the home. Italy's legislature has passed a law to follow the example of the United States and restore the legitimacy of armed defense of the home. The philosophy behind the previous law dates back to the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini. The gun laws in Italy have become increasingly restrictive since 1931. The new law is similar ...
Tags: Facebook, England, Guns, Senate, Germany, US, Department Of Defense, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Arizona, Jesus, Benito Mussolini, Luke, Interior, Ruby Ridge


Book Review: THE TRUE QUEEN by Zen Cho

Title: The True Queen Author: Zen Cho Genre: Fantasy Publisher: MacmillanPublication date: March 12 2019Hardcover: 384 pages The enchanted island of Janda Baik, in the Malay Archipelago, has long been home to witches. And Muna and her sister Sakti wake on its shores under a curse, which has quite stolen away their memories. Their only hope of salvation lies in distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal runs a controversial academy for female magicians. But the pair travel ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Britain, Malaysia, Fairyland, Zen Cho, Muna, Sorcerer Royal, 8 Rated Books, Zacharias, Prunella, Audiobook Review, Janda Baik


You Need to Read This

When the decision begins:Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts. “The judiciary is – and is often the only – protector of individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy.” --Senator Ted Kennedy, Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Robert Bork, 1987.you KNOW you're in for a good read. Hat tip to Joe Huffman.Edited to add this excerpt from page 62:Ten years of a federal ban on large-capacity magazines did not stop mass shootings nationally. Twenty years of a California ...
Tags: England, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, California, Senate, Gun Control, Kevin, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Lexington, Ted Kennedy, Robert Bork, Minutemen, Concord Massachusetts, Joe Huffman, One Fundamental Right


Who Needed an AR-15 Rifle? These Folks

Who Needed an AR-15? These Folks. Connecticut/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently, anti-Second Amendment extremist Chris Murphy, a Senator from Connecticut, tweeted two of the usual canards that emerge when anti-Second Amendment fanatics want to push a semi-auto ban. He claimed that nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle for hunting or personal protection, and that the only person who needed a semi-automatic rifle was a mass shooter. Well, to be honest, that tweet went beyond usual canard...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Reagan, Connecticut, New Zealand, Justice Department, Murphy, McDonald, Harold, Phillips, Heller, Chris Murphy, Eric Swalwell, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns


On sluts and slatterns

Here is another attack on sl-words, a continuation of the one celebrated last week (“The sl-morass”). There, I mentioned the fact that a word beginning with sl– tends to develop negative connotations. My example was Engl. slim, as opposed to German schlimm “bad.” Another example (one of many!) is slight. In the Old Germanic languages, including Gothic, which was recorded in the fourth century, the word meant “smooth,” perhaps “slippery.” (Incidentally, to slip is also a verb of questionable ante...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Bali Indonesia, RCMP, Mackay, Unsplash, ENGL, Walter W Skeat, Skeat, Pixabay, Hensleigh Wedgwood


New Zealand Mass Murderer’s Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States

Opinion New Zealand Mass Murderer's Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement: Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of fi...
Tags: Europe, England, Guns, China, Germany, US, Department Of Defense, United States, Terrorism, Arizona, New Zealand, Muslim, Gun Control, Donald Trump, United, Muslims


Jordan Peterson on gun control

Shortly after the Las Vegas shooting, Jordan Peterson replied to a question about gun control in America.Peterson believes only the police and army being armed is dangerous, and that the citizenry should be equally dangerous.He also feels that legislation would do "zero" to stop school shootings in America. None In 2016, 64 percent of homicides in the United States resulted from gun violence; in Canada, the number was 30.5 percent the year prior. England and Wales posted much lower numbers duri...
Tags: England, Activism, Guns, Wales, Democracy, Toronto, America, Canada, United States, Innovation, Violence, Las Vegas, Criminal Justice, Sandy Hook, Steven Pinker, Derek


Remodeling 101: All About Butcher Block Countertops

Warm and accommodating, butcher block is an affordable countertop material with a lot going for it. Maintain them regularly and butcher block countertops will reward you by aging gracefully. But without proper upkeep, they can dull and crack. Are butcher block countertops the right material for you and your kitchen? Read our butcher block counter primer to find out. Above: Good enough for a chef: a butcher-block countertop in the Manhattan kitchen of chef David Tanis; see A Chef’s Low-Tech, E...
Tags: Books, England, London, San Francisco, Ikea, Manhattan, Melbourne, Wood, Kitchens, Christine, Reilly, Heidi, David Tanis, Carrara, Athena, Nicks


Wuthering Heights house is for sale

You might have used SparkNotes for Wuthering Heights in high school, but if you’re in the market for a charming house in the English countryside, you should give Emily Brontë’s only novel another read. Ponden Hall, the mid-16th century home that is said to have inspired the classic novel by Emily Brontë, is now for sale. Located in West Yorkshire, the property was the site of many visits from the Brontë sisters in the 19th century. Now, the 5,000-square-foot building serves as an award-winnin...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, West Yorkshire, Shakespeare, All, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë, Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ponden Hall, Ponden Reservoir


Old School Wednesdays: FARTHING (Small Change #1) by Jo Walton

Old School Wednesdays is a regular Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation into the past? Logo designed by the wonderful KMont Title: Farthing Author: Jo Walton Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor books Publication date: First publ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, UK, England, Scotland, Book Reviews, David, Britain, United Kingdom, Carmichael, Parliament, Hitler, Scotland Yard, World War Two, Lucy, Brexit


A Reading Gallimaufry

I've had some reading disappointments in recent weeks, books that have started well and lost my interest after about seventy pages, but plenty more that have keep me going to the last page and given me much to think about beyond. Here are three of them. Travelling in a Strange Land ~ David Park (Bloomsbury 165 pages) David Park has been on the edge of my reading radar for years, though never quite made it into the mix until now and this book.  Tom and Lorna's son Luke is studying at Sunderlan...
Tags: Books, England, Dublin, Tom, David Park, Luke, Enid, Sunderland University, Lorna, Dovegreyreader, 2019, Cynan Jones, Duke of Argyll, Gallimaufry, Neil Young Van Morrison, Eleanor Anstruther


New Leaf April 2019 Discussion • The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Thread closed until start of discussion on April 15. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey is the April 2019 selection for the New Leaf Book Club. Quote: The Daughter of Time is a 1951 detective novel by Josephine Tey, concerning a modern police officer's investigation into the alleged crimes of King Richard III of England. It was the last book Tey published in her lifetime, shortly before her death. In 1990 it was voted number one in The Top 100 Crime Nov...
Tags: Books, England, Time, Book Clubs, Richard III, Josephine Tey, Tey, British Crime Writers Association


Our Planet Is NOT a Fragile Snowflake

Opinion Our Planet Is NOT a Fragile Snowflake USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change.” The people at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agree, saying that to avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, the world must slash carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and completely decarbonize by 2050. Such dire warnings are not new. In 1970, Harvard University biology p...
Tags: Usa, England, Guns, Climate Change, Indonesia, China, America, Earth, South Africa, Harvard University, Chile, Alaska, Arizona, Iceland, Stanford University, Hiroshima


Mystery and Crime Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Ans bittere Ende v1.0 [German] 10.03.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Ans bittere Ende< Zusammenfassung ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth


Mystery and Crime Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Ans bittere Ende B3 v1.0 [German] 08.03.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Ans bittere Ende Band 3< ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth


Book Review: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

Title: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? Author: Temi Oh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication date: March 7 2019Hardcover: 520 pages The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And s...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, England, Book Reviews, Earth, Harry, Jon, 6 Rated Books, Temi Oh, Dalton Academy, Terra Two


Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI


Up at Harwich and back home to the west via Skellig

A few more travels, and we’ll reach our destination. Last week (February 20, 2019), we spent some time in Coventry, where no one dispatched us: we went there driven by curiosity. It turned out that the melancholy idiom send one to Coventry may not have anything to do with that town. To reinforce this unexpected conclusion, I’ll relate another story. At one time, the phrase up at Harwich existed; perhaps it is still known in the eastern counties. Harwich is a port in Essex, and up at Harwich mean...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, London, China, America, Canada, Ireland, Catholic Church, Essex, Norfolk, Johnson, Coventry, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Warwick


England’s Most Dangerous Suffragette Was Too Radical to Remember. Her Part in Women’s History Shouldn’t Be Glossed Over

Kitty Marion helped to orchestrate an arson and bombing campaign in the U.K., and then became a radical campaigner for birth control in the U.S.
Tags: Books, England, News, Opinion, Uncategorized, Suffrage, Kitty Marion


How One Daring Woman Introduced the Idea of Smallpox Inoculation to England

"The small-pox, so fatal, and so general amongst us, is here entirely harmless," Mary Montagu wrote from Istanbul in 1717.
Tags: Health, Books, Gender, England, News, Uncategorized, Istanbul, Mary Montagu


Humor Macdonell, A G: Autobiography of a Cad (1938), v1 5 March 2019

Outrageously funny novel by A G Macdonell, author of "England, Their Engand"; a literary ancestor of the Flashman stories. Edward Percival Fox-Ingleby (b 1889) traces his rise in wealth and prominence from early days at Eton and Oxford, shameless toadying, war profiteering, and money-making schemes such as building a bungalow housing development on an area of outstanding natural beauty, to devious manipulation of markets and even his own wife and child. The tale ends specifically in 1926, and ...
Tags: Books, England, Oxford, ePub Books, Eton, Joe Kennedy, MacDonell, Edward Percival Fox Ingleby


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: The Giant Edition

Hold on to your hats, this is going to be a long post because it covers two weeks of my reading life. I had a post in good shape for last Monday; all I had to do was give it a final read through and then hit "publish." Well, best-laid plans and all of that. Around midnight on Sunday night, after the Oscars, I lost electricity in a big wind storm. There was still no power in the morning, and in fact, we were in the dark for about 12 hours. Because I had to work on Monday and there was n...
Tags: Books, Usa, England, Washington, China, Afghanistan, Alaska, Korea, Graham, Jupiter, Abi, Jones, Bay Area, Olivia, Gary, Carter


My February in Reading

Here's a review of all of the books that I buried my nose in last month: (Not a bad reading month, but definitely not a pace I can keep up with. Enjoying what reading time I've been able to sneak in so far!) Tom Howard Indiana University Press (February 2019) 4  Stars The back cover refers to Tom's writing as "blistering, striking, ferocious" and I would have to agree. An impressive and heady debut collection of stories that bury themselve...
Tags: Books, Florida, England, America, Alaska, Sam, Samantha, Mall, Matthew, Chris, Walter, Erin, Ray, Erika, Tom, Jack London


Mystery and Crime Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Ans bittere Ende B2 v1.0 [German] 03.03.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Ans bittere Ende Band 2
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth


Contemporary lessons from the fall of Rome

It’s a time-honored game, and any number can play. The rules are simple: just take whatever problem is bothering you today, add the word “Rome,” and voilà. You have just discovered why the mightiest empire in Western history came to an end.In 1969, Ronald Reagan blamed it on “the twin diseases of confiscatory taxation and creeping inflation.” In 1977, Phyllis Schlafly said it was due to “the ‘liberated’ Roman matron, who is most similar to the present-day feminist.”And (a personal favorite), in ...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Featured, History, World, Rome, Ronald Reagan, Supernatural, Playboy, Lincoln, Christians, Central America, Joan Collins, Jews, Ancient Rome


Mystery and Crime Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Ans bittere Ende B1 v1.0 [German] 28.02.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Ans bittere Ende Band 1< ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth



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