Super-cut of Improbable Weapons

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“Clinton’s pathetic ‘Colin Powell made me do it’ defense”

Heh.

“Rich White Lady Scapegoats Black Veteran”

From Instapundit

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More at the New York Post

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Next Will Be The Secret Recipe For Coca Cola

It must be a slow news day.

“Colonel Sanders’ nephew discloses KFC’s secret ‘11 herbs and spices’ to reporter”

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A handwritten list of 11 herbs and spices discovered in a scrapbook owned by Colonel Sanders’ second wife may be the top-secret “original recipe” that his Kentucky chicken franchise has kept under lock and key for the last several decades, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Freelance reporter Jay Jones said he saw the recipe during a recent meeting in Corbin, Kentucky, with Joe Ledington, a 67-year-old retired teacher who worked as a kid for his uncle, Kentucky Fried Chicken founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders.”

More revelation from the Washington Times

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#firstsevenjobs

Over at Slate they don’t approve of listing your first seven jobs because, you know, white privilege or some such crap.

Here are my first seven jobs…

1) Private pool supervisor
2) US Army paratrooper
3) landscaping worker
4) maintenance man
5) liquor store cashier
6) marketing intern
7) market research analyst

(I would like to point out that during jobs 4, 5 and 6 I was also in college on Uncle Sugar’s GI Bill.)

What are your first seven jobs?

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Looks Like The Fed Has Decided Against A Rate Hike

“Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion In QE Will Be Needed To Offset An “Economic Shock””

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In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”

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Artificial Libertarian Is Actually A Progressive

“Gary Johnson Backs CO2 ‘Fee’ To Fight Global Warming”

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DailyCaller: Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he’s no skeptic of man-made global warming and endorsed a “fee” on carbon dioxide emissions.

It’s all part of his “free market” approach to global warming, Johnson told the Juneau Empire in an article published Sunday.

“I do believe that climate change is occurring,” Johnson said. “I do believe that it is man-caused” and “that there can be and is a free-market approach to climate change.”

Johnson’s “free market” approach to global warming includes “a fee — not a tax, he said — placed on carbon” to make those who emit the greenhouse gas pay the supposed cost of their actions, according to the Juneau Empire.”

More at iOTW

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Obama deported a tremendous number of illegals…

So sayeth Donald Trump. He is going to use the same laws and “do the same thing.”

“We’re going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong. The existing laws, the first thing we’re gonna do, if and when I win, is we’re gonna get rid of all of the bad ones. We’ve got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country,” he said on Fox News. “As far as everybody else, we’re going to go through the process. What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country, Bush the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I’m gonna do the same thing.”

O’Reilly then mentioned detention centers, prompting Trump to quickly shoot down the idea of keeping undocumented immigrants in detention centers.

“You don’t have to put them in a detention center,” Trump said.

“I never even heard the term. I’m not gonna put them in a detention center,” he added. “We want to do it in a very humane manner.”

Finally, someone in Washington who is tough on illegal immigration: Barack Obama.

There you have it one-issue-voters. Trump is going to do the same thing Bush and Obama did.

More here.

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A vote for Brexit was a vote for free trade

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The European Union is rife with protectionism and economic stagnation. Brexit will allow Britain to boost the UK economy for decades to come. If Britain embraces unrestricted free trade, it will flourish even as the European Union continues to decline.

The increasing demand for British goods and services from Commonwealth nations has the potential to boost the UK economy for years to come. Last month we saw Air Asia make the largest single order of Airbus A321 neo-aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show – again demonstrating the huge potential of Asian markets for UK companies.

Modern technological developments have made trading with the other side of the world easier than ever before. The huge size of these potential markets should have British exporters licking their proverbial lips.

One plan for Dr Fox’s new department to consider might be establishment a Commonwealth free trade area. This should include a free trade zone with common labour and environmental standards, and measures to protect data and the intellectual property of large companies, in a similar vein to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Unlike the EU’s single market, which is based upon protectionist principles designed to prop up uncompetitive companies, this Commonwealth free trade area would encourage greater competition amongst its members. This would in turn drive innovation, and with it, productivity leading to further economic growth.

A vote to Remain inside the European Union would have been a vote for stagnation and decline. The Great British Public’s vote to Leave is based on optimism and growth for our future. After all, the EU is in decline as an economic force.

Now, if only the United States can likewise avoid the protectionist quagmire and resulting economic decline being promised by both presidential candidates.

More here.

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Your Government is working hard to make your life better

Here is another example of how much they care.

How much longer can our economy support such like-minded concepts?

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There will be Hell to pay for this

Allah has been arrested.

We cannot expect this to go without a response.

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Some Are Calling The Louisiana Flooding A ‘1,000 Year Flood’

I prefer the term ‘UnPresidented’.

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Brussels: Machete-Wielding Woman Attacks

Let’s see if we can guess the political leaning of the attacker, shall we?

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Police have shot and wounded the woman – who reportedly attacked two people on a bus before going into the street. She refused to stand down so police opened fire, according to local media. The woman reportedly stabbed on person in the stomach, and one in the back before fleeing to a nearby gallery, RTL reports the injuries sustained by the victims have been described as “non life-threatening.”

The press secretary of the mayor Armand De Decker confirms the two injured. Police are investigating the motive for the attack. Police sources have revealed that the woman was Asian and had a history of mental illness. Investigators do not currently believe that this was a terrorist incident, according to RT.

Brussels has been at the centre of a wave of shocking attacks this summer.

The attacker is “Asian” which is current Euro-girl code for anyone east of Istanbul. She has a history of “mental illness” which is currently Euro-girl code for “Muslim”. Police are still “investigating the motive” which is Euro-girl code for “find anything other than Islam to blame it on”. Just to reinforce their position, they don’t think it was terrorism related.

I’d put the odds at around 85% that the attacker, while “not motivated” by Islam, is a practitioner of the divine art of perpetual outrage.

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US Army Lists Hillary Clinton As Insider Security Threat

If she’s elected, the author of this powerpoint is getting fired. Her sycophants will cast a vote for her, anyway.

A leaked Army operational security brief appears to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats.

Admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” told The Daily Caller News Foundation this is the second time they’ve received a picture of this particular slide in the last six months. They posted the slide to their page Sunday.

Admins said the picture came from a servicemember stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri

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Driving Through Detroit At Night

NSFW

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Hillary Has Made Colin Powell Unhappy

“A Displeased Colin Powell Accuses Hillary Of “Trying To Pin” Email Scandal On His Advice”

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“Whoa, don’t blame me.”

As the NYT first reported on Friday, in the latest attempt to justify her use of a private email server, the FBI notes from Hillary Clinton’s deposition revealed that she told federal investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested she use a personal email account as he had done.

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Overnight, a rather displeased Colin Powell said Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been trying to use him to help justify her use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Germans Get Into Prepping

Even if you don’t live in Germany this is a darned good idea. But only there does the government mandate it.

“Germans Told to Stockpile Food and Water in Case of Attack or Catastrophe”

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As Germany’s Angela Merkel faces increasing pressure regarding her nation’s security, the German government has issued a civil defense report addressing the role the German people are to play.

Reuters reports:

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.

“The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days,” the newspaper quoted the government’s “Concept for Civil Defence” – which has been prepared by the Interior Ministry – as saying.”

From here

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Obama’s toilet policy blocked up…

Obama has been blocked by the courts yet again.

The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity.

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety and privacy.

The use of public bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender people has become the latest front in civil rights struggles between social conservatives and the administration following battles over same-sex marriage and military service by openly gay members of the armed forces in which President Barack Obama has sided with gay-rights advocates.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor comes after the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug 3 temporarily blocked an order that would let a transgender student use the boys’ bathrooms during his senior year at a Virginia high school.

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Hardcore… purely hardcore

I wouldn’t try this at ANY age but compared to the Greatest Generation I’m a weak punk.

Now THERE’s some inspiration for a Monday Morning.

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“Try it now.”

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Money down the drain

I know that this all probably looks good on paper but…

The Product that they are trying to sell is defective.

Regardless of what Cyndi Lauper would have you believe, Money DOESN’T change everything.

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Manic Monday Madness

Over the weekend I learned of a new technique that is employed in Mongolian Wrestling…

I think this is a cultural anomaly I can wholeheartedly adopt. I used a variation of it yesterday at Church. I have finally gotten my Church to embrace Pro Wrestling. The Luchador masks I brought back from Mexico were strategically gifted to those who would later become instrumental in bringing my scheme into acceptance. I know someone who has a tiny, 14ft square ring that is so old it’s dangerous. It will fit within the space that has been designated for us at Trunk or Treat at Church this October. Each Sunday School Class and Ministry is designated areas for setting up carnival like games and passing out candy to all the kids who attend. It’s part of our community outreach.

Last Year the Celebrate Recovery Ministry that I belong to did a Pirate theme with little Pirate themed games and whatnot. I had my costume ready but just before Trunk or Treat disaster struck. Peanut died and I was not able to participate. Until this morning the most I had gotten approved to do this year was us setting up a ring and doing some kind of show ourselves. Somehow someone had the idea that a couple of us large fellows could work up a character, get in the ring and toss each other around. We were thinking of biblically themed matches such as a Jacob’s Ladder Match, Lights Out Wilderness Match, Holy Spirit Submission Match and my all-time best creation; a Total Immersion Match where you have to roll your opponent off the ring mat and into a cattle watering trough full of water.

Nobody had yet figured out that ordinary, every day fat-asses such as ourselves were not going to be able to pull this off. You honestly have to know what you are doing in the ring, regardless of how silly it’s supposed to be, in order to do it in a way that communicates with the crowd in a such way that they can follow and be entertained by. Most men who grew up watching it on TV think they can just get right on up in the ring and make it happen. It doesn’t really work that way, even among spiritually gifted Rednecks such as ourselves.

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Well Worth Sharing…

… Especially with young people.

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It’s The Money, Stupid

A few people in the media are beginning to notice that the major news outlets are biased. They must be dim-witted or otherwise slow. The average reader or viewer has seen it for years. Here is an article in the New York Post. The writer tells us that he has noticed the bias – finally.

Wealthy progressives are paying for stories favorable to their pet candidates. The media people are taking the money and giving them what they want.

“American journalism is collapsing before our eyes”

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The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC — and major newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post have jettisoned all pretense of fair play. Their fierce determination to keep Trump out of the Oval Office has no precedent.

Indeed, no foreign enemy, no terror group, no native criminal gang, suffers the daily beating that Trump does. The mad mullahs of Iran, who call America the Great Satan and vow to wipe Israel off the map, are treated gently by comparison.”

There must be something about living in New York City or Washington DC that insulates writers from the reality the rest of Americans see. When they finally see it they are shocked – shocked, I say.

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A Sunday Sermon

I am feeling particularly inspired this Sunday morning and yet a little sad at the same time. I am inspired by the fact that two things I was really NOT looking forward to are behind me now. I was not looking forward to LMT’s Daughter departing for Germany for one year. No, she’s not in the military. She won’t have a big team of Soldiers with her to protect her from the hazards in Europe right now. The second thing I was not looking forward to was getting LMT moved into her new apartment. I hate moving and the older I get, the more I hate it. I am inspired to start unloading some of the useless stuff at O.P. Doink though, in anticipation of my departure from here at some point in the foreseeable future. I have also been inspired by my future family-in-law from Ukraine. They are a unique group of people and there is a HUGE batch of them who are young enough to be my own kids. As they have learned a little more about me, my participation in the Cold War and my knowledge of Soviet Weaponry, they think I am an interesting character. They want to take me to the range soon. I’m very much looking forward to it.

I am sad today because this is the first Sunday in over 30 years that John McLaughlin will not be the referee of his own show, The McLaughlin Group. I once tuned in every Sunday, intensely looking forward to every segment of the show. It was as if his panel of commentators had the last word on everything that happened during the week and made intelligent prognostications of things yet to some. I went there searching for Truth.

If I was sincerely searching for Truth on a Sunday morning I would have been in Church. Opinions of the events of the day are like hay and stubble, easily burned away. The words of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are true and eternal. In them I must trust.

At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.

The streaming television webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church is found HERE

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Another One Of Your Betters Wants To Tell You How To Live

A writer named Karen Heller tries the ‘Holier than thou’ position on for size but fails. “We don’t live with air conditioning. (Don’t pay any attention to the window air conditioner in the bedroom.)” I mean, if you’re going to try to come off as a martyr maybe you should actually die or something.

“I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you”

My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk.

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There are people among you, friends even, who live without artificial cooling during what are affectionately known as the dog days of summer. One-third of American households don’t have air conditioning, according to the Energy Department. Many of those, of course, can’t afford it, but people don’t like AC for a variety of reasons beyond cost: environmental, aesthetic, nostalgic, social and cultural.

And, yes, to humble-brag, which I may be doing right now, about our greater tolerance, lower carbon footprint and puny electric bills, which are half the temperature outside.”

Humble-brag? Now there’s an invented term. Also, of course there are people who live without AC. Some people don’t live in the south.

Another stupid article from the Washington Post

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