This explains so much:
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[SBA day 12]
Before I even read this article...
1 day ago
They'd "do anything to get more money." Anything, that is, except get up in the morning, put on a clean shirt, and go off to do a day's work.
Say, you got any ideas why Blogspot won't let me post on my blog? And here I have to use something besides my Blogger ID, it says that I must allow cookies. Hell, I allow cookies, milk, brownies and girls with low morals. I have my whole blogging world open and yet whenever I hit "Publish" it just sits there like a Democrat with civil service protection.
"This, America, is the hill to die on. If you cannot defend and save a half millennium of western liberty and progress and prosperity on this hill, there is no other hill to die on anywhere on the planet."
Jackson admits that it is absolutely true; she is compensating for something. In fact, she is compensating for a number of things: For her kids who are too small to defend themselves, for being a sedentary middle-aged woman, for wanting a decent back-up plan if luck doesn't work, and for not "wanting to be the dead victim of the next murder the local police will be investigating after it happens."
If you believe in gun rights, what are you compensating for?
While he was in his late twenties, Tureaud won two tough-man competitions consecutively. The first aired as "Sunday Games" on NBC-TV under the contest of "America's Toughest Bouncer" which included throwing a 150 lb stuntman, and breaking through a four-inch wooden door. For the first event, Tureaud came in third place. For the end, two finalists squared off in a boxing ring for a two-minute round to declare the champion. Making it to the ring as a finalist, his opponent was a 280 pound Honolulu bouncer, Tutefano Tufi. Within twenty seconds "Mr. T" gave the six foot five competitor a bloody nose, and later a bloody mouth. He won the match and thus the competition. The second competition was aired under the new name "Games People Play" on NBC-TV. When interviewed by Bryant Gumbel before the final boxing match, Mr T. said, "I just feel sorry for the guy who I have to box. I just feel real sorry for him." For this second competition the final event of the fight was scheduled to last three rounds, but Mr. T finished the fight in less than 54 seconds. When Sylvester Stallone spotted Mr. T in this second airing, it is strongly believed that the interview with Bryant Gumbel was worked into the scene of the Rocky movie that originated his famous line "I don't hate him but...I pity the fool."
The pump shotgun is too big to handle in the house. I know we tell civilians to fort up the whole family in one room, defend that room and wait for the local police. That is a great idea except we hear a noise? Is it the dog? Is it one of the kids going to pee? Is it your daughter's no good boyfriend sneaking over, again? Sure, call 911 every time you hear a noise. Umm, no. What works is to grab your good bright flashlight, tuck your handgun just behind your back, in your strong hand, and check it out.
You do not want a rifle or shotgun then, how do you handle a two handed gun and light switches, kids and dogs all at once? So, the first thing you need is a good flashlight and then a handgun. If you don't get a good flashlight, don't bother with a gun.
What gun? I will go against common wisdom here. Unless you shoot for sport I say choose a revolver. Autoloaders have advantages for police and military. Revolvers have other advantages. Put a loaded revolver in your bedside table and thirty years later it will still fire those corroded-green shells. An auto? Probably not. Naturally I'd like you to practice a lot but most folks won't. Truth is, skill doesn't matter all that much. If a citizen gets into a gunfight it's going to be really close. What really counts is willingness. Gunfights happen within the width of a car or the length of a car. The width of a room, the length of a room. Once a citizen learns to hit a target at the range of the biggest room in her house, she's good enough.
Tropical Storm Harvey weakened Saturday as it moved across northern Guatemala, while Tropical Storm Irene formed east of the Leeward Islands.
Harvey, which was expected to enter eastern Mexico on Sunday, had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.
As of Saturday night, Harvey was located about 40 miles north-northwest of Tikal, Guatemala.
It was heading west at 14 mph and continued weakening was predicted as the storm moved inland. Harvey could be downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday and dissipate by Monday, forecasters said.
No tropical warnings or watches were in effect in connection with Harvey.
If I had been deliberately avoiding posting s*** because I was sick of it, I'd hang the "closed" sign on the front page in a heartbeat, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let it die just because I've fallen so far out of the daily habit of writing on this page that it's covered in cobwebs and dust. I have no excuse, not even laziness because being lazy is a choice and making a choice is still more of an effort than I've put into this place lately. Hell, I can post from my phone for crying out loud.
So, for the next 69 days (I like 69, it has a nice symmetry of give and take about it) I will post at least once every single day.
Day 1 starts now.
Back in April, the government cut the funding for SETI out and the project went offline for the first time. In an effort to start looking again for E.T., SETI held a fund raiser.
The goal was to raise the money that the project would need to go back online. The number that the scientists decided was needed to bring SETI back was $200,000. They started taking donations and with three days left in the program, the team had already raised $207,000.
"Students should be focusing on their education, not whether or not they'll be able to eat dinner or whether they can manage to find a job and balance it on top of their studies,"
"an internet community you feel at home in – hell, even a community you create – is not your safe place. It’s the internet."
MSNBC host Martin Bashir interviewed Stanton Peele, a psychologist and an "expert on addiction," this afternoon. Bashir urged Peele to psychologically evaluate supporters of the Tea Party. "It reminds us of addiction because addicts are seeking something that they can't have," Peele said. "They want a state of happiness or nirvana that can't be achieved except through an artificial substance and reminds us of the Norway situation, when people are thwarted at obtaining something they can't, have they often strike out and Norway is one kind of example to one kind of reaction to that kind of a frustration."
Bashir later asked: "So you're saying that they are delusional about the past and adamant about the future?"
"They are adamant about achieving something that's unachievable, which reminds us of a couple of things. It reminds us of delusion and psychosis," Peele responded.
"The Tea Party can't have what they want. And that frustration will drive them to kill people like that guy in Norway did. They are delusional and psychotic."