-  [WT]  [Home] [Manage]

Subject   (new thread)
File URL
Embed   Help
Password  (for post and file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG
  • Maximum file size allowed is 5120 KB.
  • Images greater than 300x300 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 913 unique user posts.

  • Blotter updated: 2014-04-24 Show/Hide Show All

No. 87345 ID: 0ea1a5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  >Get text at work
>Friend got kegs
>Made launching pad for fireworks

1 post omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87351 ID: 40b855
Gonna kick it and blow some shit up. Too bad I remembered that shotgun fireworks were a thing too late to order some
>> No. 87362 ID: 329f54
File 140442727948.jpg - (166.80KB , 600x485 , hunter-s-thompson-bestquotes.jpg )
We had two packages of Johnsonville Bratwursts, seventy-five bottle rockets, five boxes of high-powered mortar shells, a keg half-full of Pyrodex, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored firecrackers, sparklers, bees, Whistling Petes... Also, a quart of Sailor Jerry, a quart of Segram's 7, a case of beer, a potato gun, and two dozen Russets. Not that we needed all that for the 4th, but once you get locked into a serious independence celebration, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the potato gun. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a blackout-drunk American with a homemade shoulder-fired artillery piece, and I knew we'd be stuffing potatoes down the barrel pretty soon.
>> No. 87367 ID: 5e39d8
  >An image, or message, is required for a reply.
>> No. 87385 ID: 40b855
This makes my freedom boner throb with envy
>> No. 87402 ID: 39af24
File 140450139725.jpg - (216.35KB , 640x424 , small horse.jpg )

File 140443855928.jpg - (75.59KB , 553x369 , BN-DB555_target_G_20140603151325.jpg )
87377 No. 87377 ID: 1bddb7 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Good job Open Carry Texas!

>The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision.

>As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.

>We’ve listened carefully to the nuances of this debate and respect the protected rights of everyone involved. In return, we are asking for help in fulfilling our goal to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.

>This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.
>> No. 87378 ID: 1bddb7

>VALDOSTA — On the first day of the new Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act, a misunderstanding between two armed men in a convenience store Tuesday led to a drawn firearm and a man’s arrest.

>“Essentially, it involved one customer with a gun on his hip when a second customer entered with a gun on his hip,” said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.

>At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call regarding a customer dispute at the Enmark on the corner of Park Avenue and North Lee Street.

>A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.

>The customer making demands for ID pulled his firearm from its holster but never pointed it at the other customer, who said he was not obligated to show any permits or identification.

>He demanded the man’s ID again. Undeterred by the drawn gun, the man paid for his items, left the store and called for police.

>Authorities arrested Ronald Williams, 62, on a charge of disorderly conduct, related to the pulling of a weapon inside of the store, according to the VPD. Police confiscated Williams’ weapon and took him to the Lowndes County Jail.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 87381 ID: 388296
File 140444120051.jpg - (14.26KB , 117x180 , mfw.jpg )
>The police chief said no one can demand a person to show their gun permit.
>> No. 87383 ID: 177511
That's just grand. How stupid can you be? I wonder if the old prick was a retired crosswalk guard or some shit. Kudos to the second guy for handling the situation well.

No. 87324 ID: cea930 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>How do you make a drone that can navigate through a forest? By putting it in a cage, then letting it bump into whatever it wants.

>Some UAVs may soon land on powerlines, deliver cars, and save lives, but flying through the unpredictable wreckage of a disaster area has been, until now, too dangerous for your average hexacopter.

>An article in the Journal of Field Robotics describes the first tests of the GimBall, a drone that appears pretty indestructable, even during flight. The drone is designed to literally collide with objects and continue moving. To make this possible, the team trades obstacle-detecting sensors for a spherical rigid frame that can roll on and around obstacles while in flight, protect against debris, and propel it along the ground. It looks like this...(read more at link above)

Imagine this armed even with just a sharpened retracting spike it could do massive damage to an unprotected person. I fear the day of a sky blacked out my a swarm of these things.
Bat Guano take Bob Dole with you!
8 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87341 ID: 4325d4
File 140437824586.jpg - (260.31KB , 1024x768 , DeepForest-1024x768.jpg )
Apparently, people these days aren't very informed about what the forests actually are.
>> No. 87342 ID: 90a126
You know its sad when we will probably get actual manhacks for the Hilary Clinton commanded UN to use against citizens before we get Half Life 3/Episode 3.

The ability to flush out beanie and dirty jumpsuit wearing rebels aside, this could be very useful in a natural disaster to find survivors caught in wreckage. Though if it finds its way around by bumping into shit, wouldn't that mean they bump into survivors?

Doesn't sound like a nice thing to have happen, to be smacking into by a flying robot with gods know what injuries. Still I guess its better to take a drone to the face like a Terminator money shot then to be trapped under a collapsed building or airplane wreckage with noone finding you.
>> No. 87352 ID: 485ab1
File 140441148544.jpg - (60.43KB , 530x300 , treemain.jpg )
Based Cascadia
>> No. 87354 ID: b338a2
Damn that moss covered log looks comfy as fuck
>> No. 87355 ID: 485ab1
File 140441829533.jpg - (79.44KB , 750x500 , Aug+TGO.jpg )
It is, as long as you are wearing goretex.

File 140425309884.jpg - (34.00KB , 531x350 , 622x350.jpg )
87277 No. 87277 ID: d5e5a4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Wasn't sure where to post this.
Better than scrapping them, I guess.

>PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two gutted fighter jets became the latest addition to a growing artificial reef program as the aircraft splashed into the Gulf of Mexico to cheers and honks from boatloads of onlookers late last week.

>The retired F101 Voodoo fighter jets had been displayed at a downtown marina and a local college but had to be moved because of construction at both spots.

>"Instead of scrapping them, we were able to use them as reefs," said Bay County Commissioner Bill Dozier, who was on hand to watch the jets sink about 76 feet into the Gulf off Panama City Beach.
29 posts and 22 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87315 ID: 2ae388
File 140428731963.jpg - (1.47MB , 2048x1536 , ship derelict resting on a reef in Hawaii 1.jpg )
Rusted shipwreck resting on a reef in Hawaii. The photographer noted, “All that remains above water of an unnamed vessel wrecked on the reef long ago.” http://www.lovethesepics.com/2012/09/48-eerily-intriguing-shipwrecks/
>> No. 87316 ID: 2ae388
File 140428748997.jpg - (147.79KB , 990x743 , ship derelict American Star (SS America) Fuerteven.jpg )
Shipwreck of the American Star (SS America) seen from land side of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
>> No. 87317 ID: 2ae388
File 140428806716.jpg - (341.07KB , 1484x1492 , Russian WW1 Battleship Peresviet sunk in Port Arth.jpg )
A dead war monster --Russian battleship 'Peresviet' wrecked by Japanese shells, Port Arthur harbor (1904/1905).

Peresvet - later Sagami – later cruiser Peresvet

Sunk twice by two different enemies. First sunk at her moorings by Japanese Army artillery during the Siege of Port Arthur. Raised and repaired by the Japanese and incorporated into the Imperial Japanese Navy as the Sagami. Purchased by Russia in April 1916 and renamed Peresvet. She was due to be the ship of the Russian Arctic Sea Flotilla but was sunk a second time while en route by mines laid by the U-73 outside Port Said, Egypt on 4 January 1917.
>> No. 87320 ID: b4b257
Most countries have moved away entirely from sinking cars, planes, etc as articial reefs. Even when stripped, they still contain far too much nasty shit that is unhealthy for a reef in the long run.

Same thing with old tires.
>> No. 87321 ID: 388296
File 140433352788.jpg - (18.50KB , 320x248 , oh snap john mcain.jpg )

File 140426032116.jpg - (37.57KB , 386x256 , thediplomat_2014-06-30_14-11-37-386x256.jpg )
87304 No. 87304 ID: 697c94 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
What some view as decline is actually the ability to win over large swaths of the globe to its ideals.

Every day we hear that Western hegemony, begun with the Portuguese rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, is ending. Some rejoice, others mourn, but all are writing the West’s obituary. The West, however, is in a period of expansion, not retrenchment.

The West has no clear demarcation line, nor is its ideology set in stone. Policies such as institutionalized racism, which were perfectly acceptable in the West until well into the mid-20th century, now condemn its practitioners to pariah status in the Western community, as happened to apartheid South Africa starting in the 1970s.

Today, the West comprises two groups. One is made of European nations and their overseas offshoots, which share the same socio-political order and roots. Another comprises countries, primarily in East Asia, which have adopted the Western liberal model, with Japan and South Korea being the biggest examples.

Has the West declined? The question depends on the baseline. In the late Victorian Era, except for the still tiny (economically and militarily) Japan, the world consisted mainly of Western nations, their colonies, and declining non-European empires. Since then, the West has lost some of its relative power.

However, looking at the more recent past, since the demise of the Soviet Union, the evidence points in the other direction.

The West is in a much better military position. The challengers are China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, al-Qaeda and a few minor players. Even combined, they are less dangerous than the Soviet Union was alone.

The Soviet breakup brought about a geopolitical revolution. All of the former Warsaw Pact satellites, the Baltic Republics, and parts of former Yugoslavia are now part of NATO. The East-West line of confrontation has moved from central Germany to eastern Ukraine and the Caucasus. India, once close to Moscow, is developing a defense relationship with the U.S., as is Vietnam.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 87319 ID: 385f49
File 140431369843.jpg - (41.89KB , 232x232 , 134952924262.jpg )
>What some view as decline is actually the ability to win over large swaths of the globe to its ideals.

>Every day we hear that Western hegemony, begun with the Portuguese rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, is ending.
>> No. 87346 ID: 385f49
Ah, and, there's this pearl also, if anybody wonders what's the matter.



FRANCIS FUKUYAMA - 25 years later.

File 140392856379.png - (639.93KB , 702x494 , 1389948073165.png )
87152 No. 87152 ID: f3e2a5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Why do you think some people are obese, or even morbidly obese? How did they get there? Why can't they lose weight, or refuse to? What makes some of them decide to lose weight, and follow through on it? How, other than just eating and walking more? Why did it take one guy to be >50lbs over weight and another to be 300lbs overweight?
34 posts and 5 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87266 ID: 66fa5a
At the same time, eating nothing but two protein shakes a day and maybe a granola bar probably isn't going to give you the energy you need to actually work out. If it does, you'll either be so miserable you drop out or you'll gain weight the moment you start eating food again.
>> No. 87275 ID: b5332d
ITT: Broscience.

But srs, eat less, move more.
>> No. 87276 ID: 0c6790
>lost 100 lbs, continuing to do so
>still drink a gallon of sweet tea a day

it must be because I lift weights, swim, run, do pull-ups and actually care half-heartidly about what I eat.
>> No. 87303 ID: 2ae388
File 140425979797.jpg - (596.33KB , 1255x1514 , Egyptian Pharaoh 2.jpg )
Nah. What would lead you to believe that may influence your weight?
>> No. 87318 ID: 0c6790
File 140430829685.jpg - (52.73KB , 640x972 , 1383853968530.jpg )
>answering seriously because you're the fucking goddamn Bat Nigga.

I feel like pic-related every day of my fucking life now, sweet tea or not.

No. 87179 ID: 98fa88 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  i'm 21, why do i feel so empty on the inside now?
15 posts and 2 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87238 ID: 79ac5e
Have kids, they'll give you at least 18 years before the emptiness comes back.
>> No. 87241 ID: 2ff4c2
I actually told my parents I wanted to enlisted after I failed hard my first semester of college, back in 2006.

But nope, they made me stay in. So I enlisted after I graduated, so I get to now experience the pleasures of garrison life whilst begging to get to a unit that is deploying to Kuwait.

Don't do it guys.
>> No. 87305 ID: 388296
>they made me stay in

How'd they manage to do that? There were recruiters on-campus when I signed up, and since I was 19 at the time, I didn't need parental permission. The military pays you, feeds you and houses you, in addition to all that wonderful training, so how were your parents able to make you stay in college?
>> No. 87308 ID: 885afe
Guilt would be my guess.
>> No. 87314 ID: 2ff4c2
File 140428112544.jpg - (33.16KB , 500x360 , Bee Yourself.jpg )
"Made" might have been the wrong word. I still did everything my parents said back then. Running off and doing my own thing was inconceivable to me at that point.

File 140421836145.png - (14.05KB , 1000x500 , 1000px-Flag_of_Canada_svg.png )
87257 No. 87257 ID: f23512 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ladies and Gentlemen, Countrymen and women, Slap on teh red and white, for you know what day it is.

Any big plans for today?
5 posts and 2 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87270 ID: c3e6b2
File 140423674116.jpg - (86.04KB , 990x906 , enhanced-buzz-wide-2165-1404147082-9.jpg )
Happy Canada Day - this is how 'Murrican think of Canada

Buffed as asked the almost-entirely-American editorial team of BuzzFeed’s U.S. offices to label the provinces and territories of their neighbours to the north.

>> No. 87271 ID: c3e6b2
File 140423685312.jpg - (101.23KB , 990x812 , enhanced-buzz-wide-14829-1404140701-7.jpg )
And exactly which ones they were: Toronto and Quebec.
>> No. 87272 ID: c3e6b2
File 140423687180.jpg - (109.58KB , 990x873 , enhanced-buzz-wide-13392-1404140973-21.jpg )
Others were a little more ~informed~ of Canada’s geographical sites, but couldn’t actually point to them on a map.
>> No. 87273 ID: c3e6b2
Just read it yourself I don't feel like copy/pasta all of them
>> No. 87274 ID: e1fa77
File 140423899098.jpg - (24.54KB , 233x350 , CaribouV.jpg )
Out here in the weird island part of the country, today is Memorial Day too, although not many people remember that anymore (despite being more /k/-related). Commemorates the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel at the Somme, where the Newfoundland Regiment were essentially wiped out in what amounts to a suicide charge against the German lines. To quote Major-General Beauvoir De Lisle: "It was a magnificent display of trained and disciplined valour, and its assault only failed of success because dead men can advance no further."

That said, even after taking 90% casualties at the Somme, the Regiment was reinforced and back in action two weeks later, and proceeded to gain a reputation as seriously hardcore troops. In addition to being the first from North America to fight in the war (at Gallipoli), they held off the Germans at Monchy-le-Preux and Cambrai. Then of course was the Third Battle of Ypres, after which the king granted them the "Royal" prefix. And the Hundred Days Offensive (in which Canada beat a ridiculous amount of ass), where Thomas Ricketts became the youngest soldier of the war to win the Victoria Cross.

File 140367146515.jpg - (55.84KB , 386x283 , thediplomat_2014-06-23_16-09-22-386x283.jpg )
87042 No. 87042 ID: 697c94 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The institution of monarchy has been back in the news lately, with the abdication of the erstwhile Spanish king Juan Carlos I and the ascension of his son, Felipe (Philip) VI. Elsewhere in the world, monarchies still make the news and shape events in places as far apart as Thailand, Bhutan, Belgium, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. To many contemporary readers, monarchies seem to be purposeless antiquated relics, anachronisms that ought to eventually give way to republics.

On the contrary, nothing can be farther from the truth. Monarchies have an extremely valuable role to play, even in the 21st century. If anything their number should be added to rather than subtracted from. To understand why, it is important to consider the merits of monarchy objectively without resorting to the tautology that countries ought to be democracies because they ought to be democracies.

There are several advantages in having a monarchy in the 21st century. First, as Serge Schmemann argues in The New York Times, monarchs can rise above politics in the way an elected head of state cannot. Monarchs represent the whole country in a way democratically elected leaders cannot and do not. The choice for the highest political position in a monarchy cannot be influenced by and in a sense beholden to money, the media, or a political party.

Secondly and closely related to the previous point is that in factitious countries like Thailand, the existence of a monarch is often the only thing holding the country back from the edge of civil war. Monarchs are especially important in multiethnic countries such as Belgium because the institution of monarchy unites diverse and often hostile ethnic groups under shared loyalty to the monarch instead of to an ethnic or tribal group. The Habsburg dynasty held together a large, prosperous country that quickly balkanized into almost a dozen states of no power without it. If the restoration of the erstwhile king of Afghanistan, Zahir Shah, widely respected by all Afghans, went through after the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, perhaps Afghanistan would have more quickly risen above the factionalism and rivalry between various warlords.

Third, monarchies prevent the emergence of extreme forms of government in their countries by fixing the form of government. All political leaders must serve as prime ministers or ministers of the ruler. Even if actual power lies with these individuals, the existence of a monarch makes it difficult to radically or totally alter a country’s politics. The presence of kings in Cambodia, Jordan, and Morocco holds back the worst and more extreme tendencies of political leaders or factions in their countries. Monarchy also stabilizes countries by encouraging slow, incremental change instead of extreme swings in the nature of regimes. The monarchies of the Arab states have established much more stable societies than non-monarchic Arab states, many of which have gone through
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
41 posts and 18 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87234 ID: e9341d
>> No. 87235 ID: 5b5c75
Monarchy - One king holds ultimate political power. They choose how your property is allocated, but they are constrained by law.

Democracy - The mob holds ultimate political power. They choose how your property is allocated, and they aren't constrained by law.

>> No. 87242 ID: 13a167
File 140418131367.jpg - (313.57KB , 960x895 , peasant.jpg )
>Monarchy - One king holds ultimate political power. They choose how your property is allocated, but they are constrained by law.
>but they are constrained by law.

Is this what monarchists actually believe?
>> No. 87255 ID: b338a2
It's true as long as it's not an absolute monarchy
Elected, constitutional, parliamentary or senate based monarchies have kings very much constrained by checks and balances

And even absolute monarchs have to worry about being stabbed in the back by courtiers, the religious caste or the military
>> No. 87256 ID: b338a2
Also by the people themselves

They may not have voted with ballots but medieval folk were very much in favor of voting with an axe

File 140366180086.jpg - (151.00KB , 550x510 , Shock57.jpg )
87023 No. 87023 ID: 6cf8dc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Am I retarded for not accepting display models? I recently went to buy a PPQ but they only had the display model. So I had them order me a new one, although the guy was looking at me weird for not buying then and there. I know i'm being OCD but I feel if it was handled and molested (and possibly damaged in the case of some guns like rimfires or revolvers) it shouldn't be considered new.
33 posts and 5 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 87146 ID: 236235

Except you can resell a gun that you bought and never fired for around the same as a new one. Guns aren't like cars that lose significant chunks of their value on the drive home. They start losing value when you start firing them.
>> No. 87175 ID: 02a424
Display model?
Not too retarded, just really fucking picky.

With the exception of the popular plastic pistols (glocks, M&Ps, XD's) we usually don't keep more than one display of one particular make/model/variant on the shelf. The one we sell is the one in the diplay. In winter, when people are buying guns hand over fist for the holidays, we simply won't sell one out of backstock just because we have to get a manager with keys to go in back and grab it and he's usually in his office on the phone/computer ordering the next wave of product.
The rest of the year, if we feel that we'll lose the sale because of it, we'll do it for you.

At the end of the day, its still brand new and you still have a factory warranty from the manufacturer (which if the company is worth its salt, is pretty fucking liberal)

As for dropping the slide, modern semi autos I'm not too antsy, but 1911s I do warn customers beforehand as such an act puts a lot of stress on the lower bbl lugs and the slide stop pin.

>I would only say something if it was a place that allows test firing and it had been around for a while and been fired an appreciable amount of times.

Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 87206 ID: 74bfd0
But expect to take a $50 or so loss.
>> No. 87225 ID: 236235

maybe, maybe not. You get people on gunbroker into a bidding war and flip it for a profit.
>> No. 87240 ID: 02c32d
Oh, gunbroker I never use that place because of that.

Delete post []
Report post
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]