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2016-03-28 05:00:35 (42 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

#FeelTheBern  

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2015-10-02 10:20:39 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

This guy right here. Talk about him.

Most plusones: 24

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2015-10-02 10:20:39 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

This guy right here. Talk about him.

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2016-09-23 03:54:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT..."

___"THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT..."

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2016-09-23 02:18:31 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

This isn't wrong. There are so many laws on the books that are victimless crimes, yet have real consequences for those charged.
This creates a situation where the police are enforcing laws against good people rather than actual bad guys.

If you don't think this is true, try this little mental exercise. I assume if you're reading this you're probably a decent person, certainly not someone who ever hurt others deliberately. Now think back to the last time a cop car drove behind you for a while. Did you get nervous?
If so it's because you know simply being a good person isn't enough to guarantee the police won't find some reason to charge you with... something.

Wouldn't it be nice to know that the only crimes were the ones where bad people actually hurt someone? Wouldn't that give you a whole new perspective?

#police #blacklivesmatter #bluelivesmatter___This isn't wrong. There are so many laws on the books that are victimless crimes, yet have real consequences for those charged.
This creates a situation where the police are enforcing laws against good people rather than actual bad guys.

If you don't think this is true, try this little mental exercise. I assume if you're reading this you're probably a decent person, certainly not someone who ever hurt others deliberately. Now think back to the last time a cop car drove behind you for a while. Did you get nervous?
If so it's because you know simply being a good person isn't enough to guarantee the police won't find some reason to charge you with... something.

Wouldn't it be nice to know that the only crimes were the ones where bad people actually hurt someone? Wouldn't that give you a whole new perspective?

2016-09-17 03:52:18 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Sometimes I have to remember, when people ask for your opinion they don't actually want your opinion. They want their opinion out of your mouth.

This is especially true when people want you to justify the purchases they've already made. They have ego invested at that point, and reason can't compete with that.

Sometimes I have to remember, when people ask for your opinion they don't actually want your opinion. They want their opinion out of your mouth.

This is especially true when people want you to justify the purchases they've already made. They have ego invested at that point, and reason can't compete with that.___

2016-09-14 06:13:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

My Front Sight review. (Long)

I just attended a Front Sight four day defensive handgun class at their Nevada training facility
Was it worth it? Yes. I consider myself a fairly advanced shooter. I am by no means a high level competitor nor an elite operator, but I am a good, accurate, fast shooter, with solid weapons handling skills. I still was able to benefit from this class, and in fact I plan to attend it again next year. Likewise, I plan to send my wife to take the class.
In fact, she's who I consider the perfect student for this type of class. She's familiar with firearms, a pretty decent shot even, but she's never attended any formal training other than an NRA Basic Pistol Course. She's never shot competitively, and while she carries daily, she's never shot from concealment or from the holster.
These are all skills that are taught, and taught... more »

My Front Sight review. (Long)

I just attended a Front Sight four day defensive handgun class at their Nevada training facility
Was it worth it? Yes. I consider myself a fairly advanced shooter. I am by no means a high level competitor nor an elite operator, but I am a good, accurate, fast shooter, with solid weapons handling skills. I still was able to benefit from this class, and in fact I plan to attend it again next year. Likewise, I plan to send my wife to take the class.
In fact, she's who I consider the perfect student for this type of class. She's familiar with firearms, a pretty decent shot even, but she's never attended any formal training other than an NRA Basic Pistol Course. She's never shot competitively, and while she carries daily, she's never shot from concealment or from the holster.
These are all skills that are taught, and taught well at Front Sight.

The short version is unless you're a high level competition shooter, or have received training for SWAT or Special Operations or other comparable training, you could probably benefit from this course. If you've never attended any formal training before you will DEFINITELY benefit. If you've taken some training before, for example either NRA Basic Pistol or even their Personal Protection Inside or Outside the Home courses, you'll still benefit greatly from this class. If you can attend for less than $400 (not to include travel or ammo costs) then I think it's a worthwhile way to spend your money. DO NOT spend the $2000 they suggest as the cost of the course for a non-member. There are always people selling memberships and course certificates for FAR lower than that. I won't get in to what I think a fair price for a membership is, nor will I discuss their sales tactics other than to say you'll want to set up an email folder just to filter all the Front Sight offers you'll receive. Don't let that get in the way of attending a really good training course at a great facility.

So, what exactly is the four day defensive handgun course all about? Ultimately it's about bringing you to the level where you can draw from concealment and put two aimed shots in the center of a human silhouette target in 1.5 seconds. That's a very achievable goal and one I saw shooters of all experience levels, ages, physical ability, and experience do over the weekend.
This course also covers the basics of the moral and ethical decisions inherent in carrying a gun and the civil and criminal consequences of a defensive gun use. It also touches a bit on tactics for clearing a building and defending against multiple adversaries.
It is NOT a tactics course. You'll get the chance to go through a shoot house and engage photo targets, but only once. Basically they set up a scenario that should emphasize that clearing a building by yourself is NOT a situation you want to be in if you can possibly avoid it. Their discussion of the legal consequences was accurate, but not fully complete. Of course there are other instructors out there like Andrew Branca and Massad Ayoob who cover that in much more detail, and that curriculum takes up an entire day of it's own. All in all most people who take the course will learn more about when it is justifiable to use force than they knew before. As a use of force instructor myself, I was perhaps more tuned in to what was missing or over generalized than the average student would be. Again nothing in the course was wrong, merely not complete.

When it comes to the firearms training itself, there are still some points that I found their training to be lacking. For example, they teach the Weaver stance, and only the Weaver stance. They don't teach isosceles or even any of the modified Weaver stances that have come about. I can understand that to a point as they are teaching large groups of students and don't have time work on diagnosing multiple different stances with each student. At the same time they didn't give me any problems when I used my preferred stance, sometimes called the “modern combat stance” which incorporates a Weaver type foot placement with an isosceles upper body position. The lead instructor did come over and ask me why I was using that stance. When I told him that it was consistent with my other training and using body armor on the job he nodded and left it at that for the remainder of class. If you're not using their technique, but have a reason for not doing so they'll leave it be. If you can't really explain why you're doing something different, they'll encourage you try their way and see how it works for you.

The level of instruction was top notch. The range master and lead instructor was a good teacher and coach, very professional, and ran an efficient and safe range. Range commands were well thought out, clear, and the course of fire was never in question. There were three additional coaches in our class, with varying levels of experience. Two of the assistant instructors were experienced but still not quite up to running a class on their own yet. However they were more than able to lead the class through drills, correct techniques, and answer student questions. The fourth assistant was relatively inexperienced and still early in her learning process. She was able to give correction on technique and help run the range but wasn't up to leading drills unassisted yet. My class of 36 was broken in to two relays and we used the coach and pupil method of instruction. This made for a very safe range and I felt that the instructor ratio was adequate, and students were able to receive an appropriate amount of individual instruction.

The course curriculum was extremely well laid out, and the facility organization was clearly well designed. Check in on day one was quick and easy, range assignments were quick, and the material moved smoothly from on topic to another. Each lesson built on the last and the lessons were designed to bring the student from essentially no firearms experience, to shooting those two aimed shots I spoke of earlier.

A great deal of emphasis was placed on dry practice, and rightly so. Over the course of the four days we fired approximately 600 rounds, with at least an equal or greater number of dry practice shots.
Throughout the course we would work on drills to improve our speed and accuracy. For example, after shooting a drills under time pressure, we'd back off and slow down again with some dry practice and precision fire exercises. This served to reinforce proper technique, with proper sight alignment and perfect trigger press, both things that break down as you go fast.

Briefly, here are some descriptions of the material from each day.

Day One:
Check in, range assignment, and brief welcome lecture. We were on the range by 8:30 that morning. Skills worked on included stance, grip, sight alignment and sight picture, and trigger press. They also taught the Front Sight method of loading, unloading, and chamber checking. They require a chamber and magazine check before and after every status change in the weapon. This has some merit if one has to do a lot of administrative loading and unloading, like for example if you had to frequently unload and store your weapon entering courthouses or such. Beyond that it's probably only something you'll do while attending their course.
We would shoot several drills, then move to the covered seating area for some verbal instruction, then go back to the line for more shooting. There was an hour lunch from 12:30 to 1:30, then lecture in the classroom until 2:30. This serves to get students off the range during the time of day when the sun is the most fierce, something much appreciate in the Nevada desert. We were back on the range for the afternoon until 5:00 when class adjourned for another lecture. By 6:00 we were clear to leave the facility for the evening.

Day Two:
We started the day with malfunction drills and emergency reloads. There were more shooting drills, dialing students in on proper technique, clearing cover garments, and making good hits.
The lunch and lecture structure from day one were repeated here, then back on the range for the afternoon. Again, there was a lecture after class before we left for the day. This lecture was on the tactics used when moving through a building in a defensive situation. It was emphasized that this was something you would only want to do if you needed to move through your house to get to your loved one for example, not something you'd want to do otherwise. We'd start the day tomorrow putting these principles in to practice on the range.

Day Three:
We changed ranges today, moving a range with longer shooting lanes. We started the day with some dry practice and a little warm up fire, then moved to “Monsters Inc”, a bay with dozens of doors set up in free standing frames. Each student was detailed to a door where other instructors were standing by. We'd each take a turn demonstrating the techniques shown the night prior for dealing doors and hallways using a simulated plastic gun. Once proper technique was shown we were directed to another bay that held a shoot house hung with photo targets. We were given a scenario where we had just come home, and we could hear a commotion inside and our loved ones calling for help. We were to enter the house and attempt to clear it using the techniques we had briefly been shown.
The house contained several bad guys as well as no shoot targets. One of the bad guys was a hostage taker, and in addition to clearing the house we had to take out the threats in the right order while avoiding hitting any of the no shoot targets.
This was the most fun experience of the course, and it was over all too quickly. I did well even though I moved through too fast. My personal philosophy is that once committed then violence and speed of action are more appropriate than stealth. Unfortunately we only got to run through this once, though in other courses it is featured more prominently.

Today was the introduction of time pressure and we began shooting the course of fire that was the skills test we would take tomorrow. My accuracy and technique were good, so I kept pushing speed. I often pushed too far and got to where my shots were breaking down and missing the designated hit zones. Backing down a bit until I was able to make good hits worked, but I kept finding myself trying to push the speed as we went along.
There were no lectures today either at lunch or after the range sessions.

Day Four:
Today was the day we took the skills test as well as competed in the steel challenge.
We started the morning with more dry practice, malfunction drills, and shooting the skills test for practice.
After running one iteration of the test dry and another live fire, we shot the test itself. The test consisted of drawing from concealment and placing two aimed shots in the thoracic cavity on the target in the designated time. We shot this at the 3, 5, 7, 10, and 15 yard lines. In addition we also had to make designated headshots at the 5 and 7 yard lines, and demonstrate we could successfully clear type one, two, and three malfunctions and perform both tactical and emergency reloads in selected times.
Each student started out with a total of 125 points, and each miss counted for a 3 (or 5) point deduction. Time penalties were also a 3 point deduction.

All students, regardless of score received a certificate of achievement for attending the four day course. Students with no more than 48 points deducted (70%) would receive a “Graduate” certificate, and students who dropped no more than 12 points would pass as “Distinguished Graduates”. Sadly, I dropped one shot too many and had a total of 15 points deducted, just missing passing as a DG. I knew exactly when it happened too, I was late out of the holster and rushed my shots, dropping both of my controlled pair outside the hit zone. Only three people out of my class of 36 made DG.

The day wasn't over after the skills test. In the afternoon we shot a steel challenge, with students being paired head to head in single elimination tournaments. Each shooter had to flip a 5x6 steel hostage taker target, without hitting the hostage, then drop two additional falling steel targets in the correct order. Hit the hostage and you were out. Finish behind the other shooter and you were out. You had to finish clean, and faster than the other shooter (if they shot clean) to move on.

I made it to the final round, beating three other shooters on my way. Two of them were really good shooters and had been shooting extremely well all weekend. In the finals I finished my targets quickly, but unfortunately I dinged the hostage when taking out the hostage taker. Though I finished well before the final winner, he shot a clean run and I didn't. That's a good lesson, I should have taken my time because finishing fast doesn't help when you shoot the good guys too.

Final thoughts, this was a really good course and I'll take it again. New shooters will find everything they need to improve dramatically over the course of the four days. Experienced shooters will likely tighten up their technique and especially on days three and four, will start to dial in their current abilities.
I intend to take this course again in the spring, hopefully getting some friends to go along this time. I went solo for this course and while enjoyable, it would have been a much better experience shared.___

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2016-09-12 04:55:42 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Day Three at Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol course. The most fun day so far.

Day Three at Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol course. The most fun day so far.___

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2016-09-12 04:54:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Day two of my Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol course.

Day two of my Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol course.___

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2016-09-12 04:54:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I'm taking a 4 day Defensive Pistol course at Front Sight in Nevada. I'm posting a video log of each day and I'll be posting some other videos after I get back talking about specific techniques or experiences.
This first video isn't great quality, I took it with my laptop. Subsequent videos are a lot better.

I'm taking a 4 day Defensive Pistol course at Front Sight in Nevada. I'm posting a video log of each day and I'll be posting some other videos after I get back talking about specific techniques or experiences.
This first video isn't great quality, I took it with my laptop. Subsequent videos are a lot better.___

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2016-09-12 02:57:22 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Except that it means that such a phone will have less overall utility to someone that accepts payments since, now, you have to hope that non-iPhone users will install a pay app that's compatible with Apple's ...and Apple's never really been big on fostering interoperation with their developed-in-house software.

Except that it means that such a phone will have less overall utility to someone that accepts payments since, now, you have to hope that non-iPhone users will install a pay app that's compatible with Apple's ...and Apple's never really been big on fostering interoperation with their developed-in-house software.___

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2016-09-07 03:43:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

During summer vacation we would be on our bikes by 8am, (usually after a big Frosted Flakes breakfast) and gone until the streetlights came on.
In Buffalo, NY, that was between 9-10pm during high summer.

We'd ride for hours, be miles from home and never check in with an adult. We'd actively avoid adults. We might crash at the friends house whose parents were away so we could grab lunch, usually something like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Mountain Dew. We'd leave a mess and be gone again.

This is so on the mark.

Our parents let us venture out, with more freedom than my kids ever have today. ___During summer vacation we would be on our bikes by 8am, (usually after a big Frosted Flakes breakfast) and gone until the streetlights came on.
In Buffalo, NY, that was between 9-10pm during high summer.

We'd ride for hours, be miles from home and never check in with an adult. We'd actively avoid adults. We might crash at the friends house whose parents were away so we could grab lunch, usually something like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Mountain Dew. We'd leave a mess and be gone again.

2016-09-03 20:34:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Look, I get it. You don't like me. But what could you possibly have against the horse I rode in on?

Look, I get it. You don't like me. But what could you possibly have against the horse I rode in on?___

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2016-08-27 18:48:49 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I haven't confirmed the lower sugar peanut butter, but xylitol and other sugar alcohols can be deadly for dogs.
Make sure you know the ingredients of what you give them.

Just use organic/natural peanut butter. Check the labels before giving any to your dog.

Blue got sick last year when he apparently ate a pack of my sugarless gum. Had no idea he had. He was lethargic all day but I thought it was the heat.

By the time I figured it out, I called the vet. They told me how bad sugarless gum was. By then he was up and about, but it could have been much worse.

I now keep it in my purse (it was on my nightstand) and away from him.___I haven't confirmed the lower sugar peanut butter, but xylitol and other sugar alcohols can be deadly for dogs.
Make sure you know the ingredients of what you give them.

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2016-08-21 03:18:58 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

If your cat is that vicious and out of control, keep the damn thing inside.

Poor doggies.

That is one tough cat... #caturday  ___If your cat is that vicious and out of control, keep the damn thing inside.

Poor doggies.

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2016-08-15 03:57:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I hate these stupid memes. Almost everyone I know posting Pokemon Go is very clued in politically, and well aware of the social issues in America and the world.
In fact, most are more activist than the people posting these stupid memes.

Perhaps the posters are too limited themselves to entertain more than one interest at a time. Fortunately I have a higher caliber of friends.

___I hate these stupid memes. Almost everyone I know posting Pokemon Go is very clued in politically, and well aware of the social issues in America and the world.
In fact, most are more activist than the people posting these stupid memes.

Perhaps the posters are too limited themselves to entertain more than one interest at a time. Fortunately I have a higher caliber of friends.

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2016-08-12 04:36:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I think as a Nation it is our duty to make sure Phelps and Ledecky have a child.

I think as a Nation it is our duty to make sure Phelps and Ledecky have a child.___

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2016-08-12 02:32:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-28 06:04:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Vote Johnson.


The Huffington Post is now including Gary Johnson in it's polling reports. They say they put a lot of work into making sure they could do so.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gary-johnson-trump-clinton-polls_us_5798e0d2e4b01180b5312ad2___Vote Johnson.

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2016-07-26 04:09:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-18 05:48:35 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

This is really awesome, sign language CCW classes serving a community that had been neglected before.

Gun course offers new hope for Texas deaf community
This is great news.
A local gun club is working to allow a new group of Texans to enjoy a right that until recently was out of reach.

In July, members of the deaf community gathered for a license to carry class at Nardis Gun Club. The class, taught entirely in sign language, represented a first in San Antonio.

Houston Deaf Community - time for you to step up___This is really awesome, sign language CCW classes serving a community that had been neglected before.

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2016-06-23 01:59:45 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Thanks +Pam Adger​, because of your post I got off my butt and just made a donation of "power red", or a double donation of red blood cells.
Apparently it's in high demand especially for my blood type (O-) since it often goes to trauma victims.

Thanks +Pam Adger​, because of your post I got off my butt and just made a donation of "power red", or a double donation of red blood cells.
Apparently it's in high demand especially for my blood type (O-) since it often goes to trauma victims.___

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2016-05-28 03:24:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

You can have a free market or you can have a black market. No exceptions.

The market always wins.___You can have a free market or you can have a black market. No exceptions.

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2016-04-11 04:02:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Remember it's always OK against white people. ( no, seriously. Who gives a shit?)

___Remember it's always OK against white people. ( no, seriously. Who gives a shit?)

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2016-04-08 08:37:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

This makes 10 States that recognize the Second Amendment as authorizing the bearing of arms without additional permitting.
That's huge!

Off the the governors desk. GREAT JOB, MISSISSIPPI! #ConstitutionalCarry  ___This makes 10 States that recognize the Second Amendment as authorizing the bearing of arms without additional permitting.
That's huge!

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2016-04-08 01:36:39 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Interesting. So the ATF is installing secret surveillance boxes around the city. I'll be keeping an eye out for these.

Interesting. So the ATF is installing secret surveillance boxes around the city. I'll be keeping an eye out for these.___

2016-03-28 20:00:55 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google Cardboard. What is it good for? Is there any point to shelling out the $15 for a headset? It sort of seems like a gimmick, and one that will be relatively short lived at that.

Does anyone have any uses for Cardboard that are actually worthwhile? Share them here.

Google Cardboard. What is it good for? Is there any point to shelling out the $15 for a headset? It sort of seems like a gimmick, and one that will be relatively short lived at that.

Does anyone have any uses for Cardboard that are actually worthwhile? Share them here.___

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2016-03-28 05:00:35 (42 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

#FeelTheBern  

#FeelTheBern  ___

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2016-03-23 03:11:18 (27 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Uh, I think I know why.

___Uh, I think I know why.

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2016-03-22 13:40:36 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Great explanation.

...___Great explanation.

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2016-03-20 15:38:48 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

If the video shows what it appears to, it's further proof of intelligence. The ability to predetermine cause and effect and make predictions about what should have happened with the card is a mark of intelligence. Showing astonishment at an unexpected result is another, as well as a sign of emotion.
Very cool video for more than just the obvious reasons.

Via +George Kozi​

He's amazed ___If the video shows what it appears to, it's further proof of intelligence. The ability to predetermine cause and effect and make predictions about what should have happened with the card is a mark of intelligence. Showing astonishment at an unexpected result is another, as well as a sign of emotion.
Very cool video for more than just the obvious reasons.

Via +George Kozi​

2016-03-14 07:04:51 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Hey +Alien Gear Holsters​, I can't find the info on your site. Do you offer a shell for a Walther PPQ with an Inforce APL?

Hey +Alien Gear Holsters​, I can't find the info on your site. Do you offer a shell for a Walther PPQ with an Inforce APL?___

2015-10-27 04:55:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I finally got to see last night's #TWD. He's not dead. That was a very deliberately set and filmed scene.

I finally got to see last night's #TWD. He's not dead. That was a very deliberately set and filmed scene.___

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2015-10-25 15:16:14 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I actually am "big boned" so I'll probably kick ass.

___I actually am "big boned" so I'll probably kick ass.

2015-10-18 16:23:52 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Working a job job site today and I still have my range bag in my car. I just realized with my electronic hearing protection and binoculars I have superhuman hearing and vision.

Yeah, I'm basically a superhero.

Working a job job site today and I still have my range bag in my car. I just realized with my electronic hearing protection and binoculars I have superhuman hearing and vision.

Yeah, I'm basically a superhero.___

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2015-10-07 01:04:26 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Sadly this is only an Onion article and not real advice.

___Sadly this is only an Onion article and not real advice.

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2015-10-06 03:30:20 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I don't think anyone in my circles ever really thought of the Celts as barbarians, other than in the strict Roman sense.
Still this was a degree of metallurgy I wasn't aware they had.
Also, I really want a torc.

___I don't think anyone in my circles ever really thought of the Celts as barbarians, other than in the strict Roman sense.
Still this was a degree of metallurgy I wasn't aware they had.
Also, I really want a torc.

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2015-10-04 19:25:55 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

According to this Americans and Europeans couldn't get married either.

Is this right right?___According to this Americans and Europeans couldn't get married either.

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2015-10-04 17:51:26 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

+steve cooksey​ +jenella herring​ +rasha kamel​

+steve cooksey​ +jenella herring​ +rasha kamel​___

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2015-10-04 17:50:26 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

+steve cooksey​ +jenella herring​ +rasha kamel​ will all probably find this, and the next article I post interesting.
These sites are also relatively close to where extent populations of wild dogs still roam.

+steve cooksey​ +jenella herring​ +rasha kamel​ will all probably find this, and the next article I post interesting.
These sites are also relatively close to where extent populations of wild dogs still roam.___

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2015-10-03 09:13:18 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Doing something, when it's the wrong something only makes the situation worse.

Doing something, when it's the wrong something only makes the situation worse.___

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2015-10-02 10:20:39 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

This guy right here. Talk about him.

This guy right here. Talk about him.___

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2015-10-01 18:04:50 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Imagine that.

#FeelTheBern  ___Imagine that.

2015-10-01 14:56:05 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

One of the odder things I've seen. This morning my kids were watching the Arthur cartoon and there was a cat eared +Neil Gaiman​ teaching kids about graphic novels.

One of the odder things I've seen. This morning my kids were watching the Arthur cartoon and there was a cat eared +Neil Gaiman​ teaching kids about graphic novels.___

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2015-09-27 17:49:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Lots of great speakers taking about using media effectively to get the pro rights message out at the Gun Rights Policy Conference. #GRPC 

Lots of great speakers taking about using media effectively to get the pro rights message out at the Gun Rights Policy Conference. #GRPC ___

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2015-09-24 14:21:22 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Inexpensive sours and lambics? I'm all for it.
What do you think +Patrick Ryan​?

___Inexpensive sours and lambics? I'm all for it.
What do you think +Patrick Ryan​?

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2015-09-07 18:24:40 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

There are two times when it's critical to question what you see or hear.

The first is when you see something that you instantly disagree with, or that immediately makes you want to dismiss it. Why? Is it factually wrong? Does it goes against your moral or ethical code? If someone else said the same thing would you have the same reaction? Do you perhaps just want it to be wrong because otherwise you may have to challenge other deeply held notions you have an emotional attachment to, or your motives for those beliefs? Are you willing to admit you might be wrong?

The second time is perhaps even more important to evaluate and that is when you find something that instantly supports one of your own beliefs, or justifies the way you feel.
Is it correct? Is it accurate? Do you just want it to be true, despite any countervailing evidence? If someone you disagreed with did or said the... more »

There are two times when it's critical to question what you see or hear.

The first is when you see something that you instantly disagree with, or that immediately makes you want to dismiss it. Why? Is it factually wrong? Does it goes against your moral or ethical code? If someone else said the same thing would you have the same reaction? Do you perhaps just want it to be wrong because otherwise you may have to challenge other deeply held notions you have an emotional attachment to, or your motives for those beliefs? Are you willing to admit you might be wrong?

The second time is perhaps even more important to evaluate and that is when you find something that instantly supports one of your own beliefs, or justifies the way you feel.
Is it correct? Is it accurate? Do you just want it to be true, despite any countervailing evidence? If someone you disagreed with did or said the same thing would you still support it? Does your agreement have just an emotional component or actual evidence? Have you honestly examined the evidence or just accepted it because you want it to be true? Are you willing to admit you might be wrong?

If you're not doing these things you're doing yourself a disservice, and any cause you support as well.

" What are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history"--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future, facts are your single clue.
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long"___

2015-08-28 18:40:01 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Let me explain the type of mentality you are up against when it comes to criminals.

I had someone steal my blender bottle today, a young black man took it from the table where it is staged as I patrol the parking lot. (No racist comments please, any race has dirt bags, and he even happened to be with a white guy at the time)

I caught up with him before he was able to leave the property and recovered the bottle. His excuse was that he "didn't take it, it was just sitting there."

I rebutted with "you didn't bring it though, so you knew it was not yours."
He continued with "but it was just there, no one was near it."

That's the mentality folks, it's one of juvenile entitlement and a self centered world view. If you don't stop them from taking something it is OK for them to take it. Anything not claimed by... more »

Let me explain the type of mentality you are up against when it comes to criminals.

I had someone steal my blender bottle today, a young black man took it from the table where it is staged as I patrol the parking lot. (No racist comments please, any race has dirt bags, and he even happened to be with a white guy at the time)

I caught up with him before he was able to leave the property and recovered the bottle. His excuse was that he "didn't take it, it was just sitting there."

I rebutted with "you didn't bring it though, so you knew it was not yours."
He continued with "but it was just there, no one was near it."

That's the mentality folks, it's one of juvenile entitlement and a self centered world view. If you don't stop them from taking something it is OK for them to take it. Anything not claimed by someone else (and who has the strength to hold it) is fair game for them because they want it.
They don't consider your needs or wants, your rightful claim or the work you put in to earn something. It's all about them, their instant gratification and you are less than nothing to them.
#thief___

2015-08-05 20:38:42 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

If you want to understand where you the citizen ranks with regards to government organizations, consider this.
At the DMV if you want to register your car it's cash up front, don't come back until you have it. However if you want to turn your plates in for a refund please allow up to six weeks for processing.

If you want to understand where you the citizen ranks with regards to government organizations, consider this.
At the DMV if you want to register your car it's cash up front, don't come back until you have it. However if you want to turn your plates in for a refund please allow up to six weeks for processing.___

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