Ace Of Spades Game Games-Tests
Ace of Spades ist ein Open-World- und Ego-Shooter-Spiel für Windows und Mac OS X. Es wurde ursprünglich von Ben Aksoy entwickelt und als Freeware veröffentlicht. Onlinegame für Weltenbastler und Shooter-Fans. Block für Block bastelst du ganze Landschaften im Retro-Design, erschaffst eigene Welten und stellst dein. Ace of Spades ist ein Open-World- und Ego-Shooter-Spiel für Windows und Mac OS X. Es Januar im Internet Archive); ↑ Ace of Spades: A Minecraft-like FPS (Game Interface). Abgerufen am März (englisch). ↑ Jeremy Peel. Sagen Sie Hallo zum Kreativ-Shooter Ace of Spades. “There's just no equivalent of it in any other FPS game we've ever played” –Now Gamer “The natural. Besser wäre aber wenn man wirklich ein Game Ziel hätte oder auch mehr Waffen vlt. sogar mit Leveln aber finde es noch ein gutes Spiel. Pros: einfach zu.
MikeCLT has addressed both. He sought out training opportunities and practiced what he learned, all while having fun and spending quality time with his son.
Training doesn't need to be a huge time or economic commitment, either. There is almost no limit to the classes you can find, from beginner to advanced, in cities around the country.
Virtually every gun range, and certainly all those I'm aware of, offer some level of shooting instruction. Are you in a shooting rut?
Do you feel like you have reached a plateau and are no longer improving? Why not take advantage of local training opportunities and sharpen your skills?
I will tell you the reason I began match shooting at the club level in the first place was because I was getting lazy and complacent with shooting at long range.
I'd barely nick a target at yards and tell myself that was good enough. You cannot hide from a poorly executed shot when the target comes up.
When I was coaching I often worked with promising shooters either new to competitive sports, and sometimes those just beginning to compete at the national level.
Many had a fair amount of previous experience and were ready to up their game. Almost without exception, they seemed to think I was going to give them some secret formula, or magic beans, or my lucky rabbit's foot and transform them overnight into a world-class competitor.
Most were disappointed to learn that although there were some things we could work on together, or gear they might think about upgrading, it really came down to solid fundamentals and practice.
It's never a popular message, but if you want to be good at anything, you must be willing to devote your time and energy to pursuing it. Reading gun blogs this one is OK and stopping by the range semi-annually for a half hour and 50 rounds isn't going to get it.
Getting started on the right foot is key. The best money you will ever spend is in not acquiring bad shooting habits in the first place. After your fundamentals are solid, start training to a standard and with a purpose.
Set goals and keep track of your progress. Score your own targets and record the results. Review your previous scores at each range session and try to beat your personal best.
Never stop practicing. I am not advocating shaving your head and dressing in robes and devoting your whole life becoming the world's greatest shooter.
I am, however, suggesting you practice and to practice with a purpose. Figure out what it is you want to do with your shooting hobby, and then practice that.
If you want to be a competent shooter and be able to defend yourself with a gun, then you need to practice moving and shooting.
Again, I am not beating this particular dead horse sorry, Ben Had! Don't just believe me, here we have our very own pal blake demonstrating what an IDPA match is all about.
Beginning to see the difference? Moving, shooting, reloading, all with an audience and a timer. It incorporates many of the self-defense elements in which you need to demonstrate proficiency.
Again, I realize not everyone has a place to shoot on their own and are at the mercy of what's allowed at a public or private shooting range.
These places are businesses and by the very nature of the service they offer, must protect themselves from the inherent risk and liability associated with shooting sports.
It's no wonder many do not allow even drawing from a holster by the general public. If you want to improve your skills, then I strongly encourage you to add practical instruction and training to your range time.
If you can simply get past the initial performance anxiety, I can almost guarantee your shooting will improve. And once you get started, it's fun!
Also, please provide the answer in Spanish. Nice, concise explanation! Sort of a "same thing, only different" kind of dealio.
Thanks redc1c4! Guess who went to the range! Why, our pal WTM went to the range! Actually he went to the range some time ago, and I forgot to post his trip report.
Anyhoo, let's take a peek and see what he's been up to. This trip I took only long guns - a Savage Axis. The Savage came with a 3x9 Burris scope, which the gun shop, Carter's Country, bore sighted for me at time of purchase some few years ago.
And here my troubles began. To a shooter, there are few things more infuriating - and embarrassing - than to repeatedly not be able to get on the paper at 50 yards, but that is what has happened with me and that rifle until this last week.
I've been out with it numerous times and had never been able to register a hit with it - and this from someone who's been shooting long guns regularly since and reloading for them since With other of my long guns, I have always managed to be on the paper first shot, even with something like a.
What was going on? Spoiler alert - back then I always did my own bore sighting. I bought my own laser bore sight and tried again.
Although it seemed to have been sighted in perfectly in the garage, the first shot at 50 yards was to the right and almost off the top of the paper.
So maybe I shouldn't be too hard on Carter's Country. Below is the target, using gr HP spitzers that I had loaded for the occasion. The scope was far, far off but I did finally get into the 10 ring and there are even a couple of keyholes.
And this after over rounds previously fired in vain while trying to ascertain a POI. Success at last, albeit belatedly! Several surprises here: I had expected a much tighter and centered group, based on the first target, and I could not distinguish between the two different loads insofar as the target was concerned.
Yes, the gr of the first target had a higher POI, but that was to be expected. The gr hard cast ammo should have had its POI at the lowest point, being slowest and heaviest, and the factory ammo had a somewhat lighter bullet and much higher velocity.
I also don't understand the to-the-left placement of the group of the second target when I had zeroed on the 10 ring with the gr just prior to firing these.
In my old age, with trifocals, I really cannot use the open sights on any AR platform that I have tried. Again, even though I had matched laser bore sight dot and reflex reticle perfectly in the garage beforehand, I could not get on the paper at 50 yards.
That evening after it was dark enough such that none of the neighbors could see me aiming an AR in the back yard, I tried the laser bore sight again, this time using the back wall of a neighbor's house about feet away.
At this time, I found that windage wasn't bad but the reticle was way high. I matched them up with major reflex sight adjustments and will try the AR again this coming week too.
And once I get done with these two, I need to do the same with my vintage Mini, which now boasts its own reflex sight. But I won't bore-sight it in the garage.
Nice report, WTM. Thanks for sending it in! I agree on letting things settle down with a baseline ammo and a solid zero, then tweak things from there.
The patterning differences you see on the target with different loads isn't terribly surprising. In a perfect world, your zero really needs to be re-established each time you change the load for maximum performance, but as you mention you can determine a proper zero with Ammo A, and just keep track of the offset with Ammo B and C.
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If you would like to remain completely anonymous, just say so. Lurkers are always welcome! What makes a great bar? Commenter "Mookie" asked the question in an ONT this past week, and with the current hysteria I have been thinking about bars pretty much nonstop.
Obviously college bars are out. I have no interest in sitting in a loud, odoriferous dungeon with a few hundred half-drunk idiots eating crappy burgers and drinking even crappier beer.
And the chain restaurants are almost as bad. I find those places to be depressing and boring. I'll take a dive bar where the most complicated order is a shot and a beer, over a chain with plastic-covered drink menus and lousy appetizers straight off the Sysco truck.
But I have been in lots of great bars, and while there are a few things that most of them had in common, the big one is obvious That doesn't necessarily mean a slim-hipped hipster with sleeve garters, wry facial hair and 18 different kinds of bitters, although I have had my share of good cocktails made by someone who looks like an extra in a movie.
The worst thing to have happen on a date or a simple night out is to stand or sit there for 15 minutes while the bartender catches up at the service end where the restaurant table drinks are made or shoots the breeze with his friends, or is just overwhelmed and can't catch up.
Let us grant a good person behind the bar. So what else do you require? I want stools with backs, and not too many of them.
I want a dedicated room or alcove for the bar, so the restaurant patrons aren't milling around behind me, bouncing their coats and bags and children off the back of my seat.
And how about a nice display behind the bar? Hide the damned dishwashers and other paraphernalia. Make the booze and wine and beer displays look good.
Have something interesting on the bar and on the walls. Not too much Good lighting really helps. Interesting hanging lamps are my favorite, but anything that will cast a soft not too bright glow on everything will work fine.
Bag hooks under the bar are non-negotiable, as is a foot rail. And make sure those stools have foot rails too. I could go on and on. What about you?
What's the first thing you look for in a bar? Where are your favorites? What's the worst one you have ever been to? What's the downside? Well, those big lobbying firms that specialize in bribing FDA and Department of Agriculture regulators will be out of jobs, and the big food producers will have to compete on an equal footing with the little guys.
Overregulation has led to fewer processing facilities, which results in many farmers and ranchers having to transport their livestock and poultry further to be slaughtered, he said.
I have a few gadgets for biscuit cutting, one of which works pretty well. It makes six-sided biscuits, so I don't have as much unused dough between the cuts.
That works pretty well, but I like this technique even better, and I haven't even tried it yet? It looks good, although the tomato jam can be replaced with ketchup in a pinch.
I still garnished with fresh basil and oregano. This was sent to me by a lurker, who swears by the brand. Klose Grills are not inexpesnive, but they look to be very well built.
Here is "Food Wishes" version, which is actually pretty simple. Not as simple as he makes them out to be I have tried making them and it is a skill to mold them evenly.
Of course I would much rather just fly to the UK and eat them there with pints of their glorious bitters, but in the meantime Just think Venezuela with snow.
Zebrazier burgers. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy I'm blowing through lots of propane because with Sino-Lung-Rot hysteria, we are not eating in restaurants.
And I am not a fan of outdoor dining that is exposed to the street, with its cars and dogs and people and wind blowing filth onto my food, which is all that is available here in the People's Republic of Goldman Sachs New Jersey.
Grilling steaks is one thing I'll bet I could go an entire summer without cleaning the grill if that is the only thing I cook, but there is chicken and ribs and fish and marinated stuff and fatty stuff and all sorts of food that makes the grill a big mess after only a few weeks.
The grates are the easy part. I have a spiral grate cleaner that does a great job and doesn't leave little shards of steel all over the place.
I use it when the grill is roaring hot, and dunk it in a pail of water so that the water and then steam helps the cleaning. It works great and it is fast.
But the rest of the grill requires that I remove everything and scrape it down. That is messy, and I would rather be drinking a beer and reading a book.
And because I am obsessive-compulsive, I also bring out my compressor and use it to clean the starting mechanisms and the burner tubes.
Don't limit yourself to grills And I'll start. I have a marble threshold and ledge in a shower that is pitted from cleaning products.
I have started sanding it smooth with a small electric palm sander and 80 grit. I figure I'll move eventually to that's the finest I have and then quit, because it creates lots of dust and is sort of messy, and sanding the marble when it is wet does not work at all, so I have to time it to just before shower time.
It's very easy for sentient beings to make fun of Gropin' Joe Biden, because his rapid descent into senility, coupled with his impressively unsuccessful legislative career, capped with a stint as a figure-head vice president makes him ripe for mockery.
But figurehead or not, his economic plan for America has to be taken seriously because he might be the next President of The United States of America.
Yes, that is a terrifying thought, but the more we pull back the curtain on his crypto-socialism the better chance we have of ending the progressive dream of having two Democrat presidents in the first quarter of the century who are puppets; easily controlled by the power players in the shadows.
The author manages to take Biden seriously, and looks at the broad strokes of his economic plan from the perspective of a classical economist.
There is a sense that America can always turns things around if it gets derailed but the progressive perspective dominates America's intellectual elite and media.
Argentina was once on the capitalist fast track parallel to the U. Biden will use the immense power of the administrative state to reshape our economy along the lines of the Indian caste system, where economic advantage is conferred based on ethnic group.
That in itself would be tremendously destructive; destroying economic incentives and creating a vast bureaucracy dedicated to racial and ethnic "equality.
Whether that would be the final nail in the destruction of American Exceptionalism, or would it be open borders?
Who knows? But either one would be enough to end America's cultural, industrial, technological and social superiority.
We would become just one of many struggling socialist nations, fighting for a slice of a shrinking pie. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots , and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read.
Even if it's these pants , which are what we got when the Velcro patent expired and everyone could use it for anything they wanted.
Book Now , is a rare and out of print secondhand bookseller in Victoria that's a state, not a city , Australia:. Here's a new to me series that Amazon waved in my face, the 'Constable Nick' mystery series by Nicholas Rhea.
The first one is Constable on the Hill , advertised as "a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors. I know nothing about this author or this series, but from these descriptions it kind of reminds me of James Herriot: same geographic region, silly stories, cast of quirky local characters, hilarity frequently ensues.
Might be fun. There are 10 installments in the series, and here's the good part, each one is only 99 cents.
Don't know if this is a sale price, or a limited-time intro price, or what, but this might be a good time to pick up some light, fun reading on the cheap.
Who Dis: Last week's 'who dis' was actor Tim Holt. The UK Guardian is a blind squirrel that, once in a blue moon, stumbles over a nut :.
So, in other words, maybe obsessing over race isn't such a good idea after all. At the very least, it's tiring. Williams went on to write a book about what his life experience taught him about race, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race , and there's not much I can add to the description.
The Guardian review excerpted above is actually pretty good. Williams sounds like an interesting guy. Dare to be square. What an awesome 'first' by AHE last week.
So I had to go look up the book. Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore is a "zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more.
In other words, it's like a mash-up of Raymond Chandler and Douglas Adams. This book was released during the first week of July.
I'm sure it has lots of great probably infuriating information in it, but this is an unfinished story. I'm sure there's going to be a lot mored WuFlu lying, gaslighting, and anti-Trump rage coming from the left over the next few months, so we're not done yet.
I'd be inclined to wait for an updated version. But if you can't wait, the Kindle edition is 9. Or nah? You make the call.
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What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.
Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.
One day Russ didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something. But after Russ hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried.
However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.
A month had passed, and Sam figured he had seen the last of Russ, but one day, Sam approached the park and-- lo and behold! Sam was very excited and happy to see him and told him so.
Then he said, 'For crying out loud Russ, what in the world happened to you? A must click. No it's not Yoko. No it's not Tanya.
But, once you hear it you won't be able to unhear it. He thought his stunt was well planned. It wasn't well planned. Sounds like quite a deal.
Perhaps a permanent MoMe Castle. The mansion, known as Loftus Hall, goes back to the 12th century, and has seen several regime changes over the years.
The most infamous chapter in its history, no doubt, comes from the 18th century. Maybe I should study up.
Our state implemented mandatory mask wearing. The redneck mask test. I'm not sure why Gwyneth Paltrow just can't ride off into the sunset quietly.
You selling vagina candles? What are you up to? It smells like my taint. Today, August 1st, is National Mustard Day. Suck it up Buttercups.
Some of us were immediately disgusted by the idea. After all, the foods we tend to associate the most with mustard — hot dogs, bratwurst, burgers, those giant soft pretzels — all pair perfectly with a nice, cold beer.
Maybe cutting out the middle-man and putting the mustard directly in the beer would be a stroke of genius. The limited-edition beer, brewed in honor of National Mustard Day Aug.
Obviously not a logistics expert but a Genius Award Winner. No shoes, shirts, pants, masks, goggles, shields or lingerie, no problem.
I just got through reading Fay Weldon's feminist "classic", The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil , and it got me to thinking about revenge pictures.
Like, I don't remember the movie much, and if I were casting it from the descriptions in the book I'd be casting Jessica Lange or Jane Seymour across from Geena Davis in , or Kristin Bell and Gwendoline Christie today, but I do remember being pleasantly surprised by Streep's comedy chops normally I can't stand her and Barr's sympathetic portrayal.
The book is not funny; it's not fun. The number one word used to describe it is "wicked" and I tend to agree that that fits, if we emphasize more the medieval qualities of the word and less the modern campiness.
In short, the book wasn't better. Which is a topic someone had brought up on Twitter recently: The book is always better, right?
No, not even close. Insofar as you're comparing apples and oranges, you can certainly measure the impact of a movie versus a book, and perhaps more importantly your own experience of the two.
One need not look farther than Alfred Hitchcock to see an entire catalog of movies that were better than the books. Or, as my music prof David Raksin used to call him: "That fat, old man.
For example, just prior to She Devil I had read Psycho , which is fine, solid book that the movie hews surprisingly close to—and which is a footnote in horror history compared to the movie.
I mean, I could read it again easily—it's a brisk pages—but I almost can't believe I won't see the movie several more times in my life. Alongside The Exorcist , it typically ranks as the greatest horror movie of all time.
It isn't something I necessarily agree with, personally, but if we're measuring impact, Psycho is the grandfather of every slasher movie for the past 60 years.
And speaking of The Exorcist , is the book better? But it also has nowhere near the impact of the movie, which is the father of every possession move of the past 45 years.
Sometimes a movie follows the book very closely and comes out better, for whatever reason. I enjoyed Silence of the Lambs as a book, but was surprised at how little it added to the movie.
I had heard that it goes more into the motivations and psychology of the two serial killers, but when reading it, I didn't really get the sense I knew them any better.
By contrast, the book Psycho plays a lot more with Norman Bates' psychology as part of justifying its unforunately-forever-spoiled-shock-ending.
Lambs is one of the great movies, but is Thomas Harris' book going to join the canon of great books? Some classic noir exmaples: Double Indemnity practically reads like a screenplay for the Billy Wilder movie but I'd rather watch the movie.
Laura minus a few twitchy details is fine but nowhere near the classic the film is. Sometimes a movie follows the book and improves on it by leaving out things that wouldn't work in filming, but also are pretty awful in print.
The Godfather famously contains chapters devoted to one of the girl's search for a penis that can fill her cavernous vagina.
Jaws wisely leaves out the soap opera sexual dalliances and focuses on The Shark. Never Cry Wolf makes its main character likable—a tactic used by Jurassic Park , I'm told, and by many movie producers smart enough to realize hating someone for two hours doesn't usually make for big box office.
Sometimes a book switches up quite a few things but manages to convey both the essence of the novel and qualities of the director to make something epic.
Wizard of Oz has many of the qualities of the first book, in terms of tone and setting, though it diverges in a lot of major ways.
The Oz series is also wildly inconsistent from book to book. Hayao Miyazaki manages to really capture the flavor of Howl's Moving Castle while ultimately giving us something pure Miyazaki.
I have to re-watch Hitchcock's The Vanishing Lady —the movie that brought him to the attention of Hollywood—to decide if it falls into that category, because the novel is one of the greatest thrillers I have ever read and the movie is not all that faithful to it.
The many, many versions of the novel Dracula tend to fall into this category, which could be a topic unto itself. Ready Player One is probably best left unmentioned.
Nobody appropriates culture like Miyazaki. So great. And then sometimes a movie is so superficially connected to the book, it's just a different thing.
A classic example of this would be Stanley Kubrick's The Shining which borrows everything from the Stephen King book except plot, atmosphere and characterizations.
It's also up there alongside of Psycho and The Exorcist on greatest-of-all-time lists. It is said that Philip Dick wept when he saw Ridley Scott's Blade Runner because it was so exactly what he envisioned, but the script wasn't even originally based on the novel, it shares none of the plot points, and the central thesis of the book, if actually applied to the movie, renders the movie a muddle.
Still, it's one of the greatest and most influential sci-fi films of the '80s—though possibly just due to set design. The Howling is a fairly typical '70s horror paperback turned into a fun and campy practical effects spectacle, and there are many, many cases of so-so books being turned into so-so novels where the only connection between the two is mediocrity.
What is perhaps most interesting is that following the book faithfully or abandoning it completely has no apparent bearing on the final quality, except to disappointed fans of the book.
What films do you love that exceed the book in some ways? I think the hole in his forehead is from when he gave Dee Wallace "a piece of [his] mind".
Moviegique will be along later with the movie thread. Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves Hint: Exert pressure on the f8 square. Goal: White can force mate in 4 Hint: Make sure you account for all possibilities for Black's 2nd move.
Today's ootd is this evening dress. An embroidered black net covers the "kelly green" satin bodice, with an "ecru" beaded lace covering the shoulders.
I love the way MTHist describes the colors in this dress. I have never heard those terms before. FashionHistory pic. This illustrates my point LACMA fashionhistory pic.
Greetings From India. Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.
It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board.
Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app. So that about wraps it up for this week.
Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.
Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back and enjoy the world of animals.
Who is that good looking kitteh in the mirror? A less positive email. A couple of weeks ago we had to put down one of our cats Ghost.
He had been diabetic and got insulin and stabilized and then started losing a ton of weight, more than half. He was a rescue from the streets but not very bright.
But he was a good boy for 12 years. He could not see straight and so he would bat at water to get it to move so he could drink.
But he had a good life. What a stunning kitteh, a gorgeous creature. Ghost was fortunate to be saved by a big hearted Moron like you Rich.
Condolences on your loss. Fox, who graced your pages a while back, developed congestive heart failure and had to be put down. His absence has been very difficult for my wife and I.
What a little cutie Fox was. I bet that little dog has left an extra large void in your hearts. So sorry to hear of his demise. If Oscar Madison had a canine doppelganger he'd be Jango, my daughter's dog.
The shaved part on his chest is where the vets shaved him to give blood for another dog's surgery.
We all know Morons have big hearts. Even PetMorons are compassionate. What a nice feel good story. Do tell us if Felix made it.
Thanks for your contribution today. Thanks to him, we had another 2. She passed last month at 17 Kek! Her intelligence and loyalty was uncommon.
What a sad ending to a wonderful feel good story. We are so happy you got to spend some more time with her. Thank you for sharing today.
I included some pictures for you to pick from. Choose the ones you like, and since this is long, you can pick whatever stories you want to put up.
The first thing about him that I noticed was that even as a puppy, he absolutely, positively refused to put his teeth on human skin, even at play.
This was the routine until one day, I opened the door, and no Ernie. I walk into the living room, and in the middle of our brand new carpet is Ernie—and a freshly caught squirrel.
The part that was hilarious though, was his reaction to me seeing him with said squirrel. I really need some guidance on this matter.
After 46 hours, I finally had enough and shoved him out the door. OK Mr. He was Pete the pup for one Halloween, and the following Halloween I gave him an eyepatch and made him his own evil twin.
From the CT scan, before the vet said he had cancer, and we were prepared for the worst. Turns out he was such a tough old pup that he had injured the back multiple times before he showed symptoms.
He mostly recovered, and he can run and jump and do everything he used to, but now he corners like a Cadillac Fleetwood with bad shocks.
I have to climb over a fallen tree and let go of the leash for a moment while I pass it under the tree as I climb over. Ernie looks at me, looks at the river and uses that moment to take off.
He starts running downstream and I have to run after him, clambering over boulders as he runs downstream. Mind you, this is after his surgery, at 10 years of age.
And the leash just lets go never get a lobster claw clasp leash , and he starts sprinting back and forth, because it is 7pm, and that is Zoomies Hour for him.
Anyway, he starts sprinting back and forth, and gets a little too close to the edge and over he goes, sliding down and landing on a ledge about 50 feet below me, and twenty feet above the river.
And, just like a bad scene that show that was narrated by the guy from Cops, they had to get a boat to go under him, hook him on a leash, and put him on the boat.
OK, I'll be honest with you, I really liked the entire collection of Spaz stories. They were so well written I just couldn't edit any out.
Great stories for a dog that is greatly loved. Dearest MH,. Here is our two year old Iggy, Brady named after Tom Brady at the wife's insistence protecting our back yard from the evil and persistent Order of the Fence Squirrels.
A wise Moron, the naming rights of a dog is not the hill to die on. Good choice. Your pooch looks quite athletic. And thank you for your kind words, greatly appreciated.
I mostly lurk but wrote about a year ago with a picture of our dog Sully, a miniature schnauzer. This is Finn our new wire haired pointer.
He is about 10 weeks now. He enjoys chewing paper and thinks door stops are a threat. It has been good having a dog back in the house.
Thanks for the pet thread. Finn will keep you folks safe, I can tell. Any plans for bird hunting or just a family member?
Thanks for sharing. Great people. Great pets. Great stories. Thank you to our contributors today. And thanks for all those that stop by the thread.
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Hello to all our gardeners, putterers and dreamers! First of August and it's hot here in the Central Valley of California.
How about where you are? We are starting today with some indoor gardening. The photo above is from Don in Kansas, who has more orchid photos at the link.
They are so cute! These are from The Violet Barn. My regular sized one is in the background. Just had these a few months. They make me want to babble in French baby-talk for some reason.
But here's a fiddle tune for Notsothoreau instead:. Our outdoor carnivorous plant expert, Tony Litwin, sent in some fascinating photos a while back.
Lots of variety in carnivorous plants! And he has a huge collection! Here are a few:. This was the biggest bunch, and the dark grapes are pretty sweet.
Apparently the critters have been eating the berries in the neighbor's yard. Sometimes, you get lucky. We have some wild sunflowers. Nothing like those.
Weed control going on in our garden. The Secretaries of Education, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture would be required to allocate federal funding to schools that decide to teach the Project under the bill.
This will be determined on how much it costs to plan and teach the course. Any federal funds intended for low-income students or special-needs students are not affected by this legislation.
The long knives have come out for Tom Cotton, but. But Ms. Hannah-Jones who seems to prefer to be known on Twitter as Ida Bae Welles, had been trying to clarify her new position on the Project since Monday morning.
Steven Hayward wondered if her Twitter handle might be a bit presumptuous as he wrote about her admission that the project is not history, in Schroedinger's Project?
Is it or isn't it a history? Unlike Schroedinger's cat, we can confidently pronounce that the substance of the Project critique is definitely dead, no matter what kind of epistemological box you try to put it in.
When Twitter pounced on Hannah-Jones today, she kept shoveling deeper, oblivious of "Healey's First Law of Holes"--if you're in one, stop digging.
Legal Insurrection has reminded us to use Ms. Hannah-Jones' own words if a school district near us plans to use this execrable project, pushed by Columbia University, the Pulitzer Committee and Oprah Winfrey, in teaching children.
Sefton picked up a piece in The Federalist on how the public schools paved the way for Americans to believe the Project. Meanwhile, Ms. Hannah-Jones declared that arson is not violence.
Before Bari Weiss was forced to leave. Hard to be funny these days. This was before Bari Weiss resigned. Sefton picked up a piece by an Old White Professor reminding youngsters that slavery was not just an American thing.
And that Americans were taken as slaves abroad. Remarkably, an opinion piece was published in Newsweek declaring that America was not conceived in racism:.
So much has happened since last August that could be related to the meeting in which Dean Baquet gave in to the young radicals on his staff and agreed that the NYT should look for "racism" in its news stories.
We have only been able to touch on a smattering of related issues. This seems like a good time to end our attempt to keep track.
It's too widespread now. This led to some other historical examinations, including examinations of past Pulitzer Prizes remember Duranty?
Have a good laugh about Joseph Pulitzer. March 7, : Is this the end of journalism? A member of the NYT Editorial Board, Mara Gay, who pushed the project has done some other really, really embarrassing things in the media.
Has this kind of recklessness affected the quality of media more generally? Was that first remarkable on-air disaster with Brian Williams related to the NYT staff decision in August to always look for an ideological angle, rather than, say, to check your facts?
More critiques of the Project pour in. Other history which has been ignored lately is described. January 18, Media Racism Update, contrasting the efforts of the Democrats to paint themselves as champions of the Constitution with the attacks on the Constitution in the NYT's Project.
More on the Project's historical errors. Similarity to the communist goal of destroying memory. Plus an interesting suggestion that it should be illegal to vote for Trump because he is racism personified.
November 2, What would Frederick Douglass think? The Project wasn't much interested in Douglass. Reviews of the Project. Western medicine is colonialism.
Discussion of racial preferences in government. September 28, September Racism and Slavery Update, with analyses of the emerging, ahistorical Project.
Note: Captain John Smith was once a slave. Plus an effort to pin a racism charge on a Trump appointee.
And media stories start to be re-written to emphasize racism. The Initiative is launched by a group of prominent Black Americans to counter the divisiveness of the Project.
There are some interesting essays in this series. One participant, Shelby Steele, has been notably present on TV since then, too.
This was where the editorial decision to focus on Donald Trump's racism was articulated. And then there was the Project. Just got a couple or rules.
Please don't run with sharp objects, do not pull the 'ettes pony tails, no pissing in the pool and play nice with one another.
This dude's mom used his to make chicken and got the whole family high AF. There's a part 2 linked at the bottom of the page.
Refund checks from Walt Disney would be more fiscally sound than ones from the government. I'm jus' sayin'.
A missing wheel on an aircraft? Stand by, Sir, with you in few minutes That's Gladys Ingle, the only female member of the famous 13 Black Cats daredevil squad.
Known as a fearless wing walker who never wore a parachute, she transferred from plane to plane in mid air hundreds of times.
Believe it or not, she lived until when she died at age What a woman! I mean, I met one online and managed to convince her I wasn't an asshole it's been 18 years, nobody tell her!
Women of Calgary: Movie stars are not going to court you online! Losers from The States, absolutely. We're thicker than flies on shit.
Movie stars, no Do not believe them! Do not send them money! Do not masturbate for them on the phone, even if Henry Rollins introduces you! CBD stole some of my thunder by linking this in yesterday's rant, so I held off on posting it until tonight.
Bottom line: You can not have a successful Marxist state with a strong middle class, so the middle class must be destroyed.
It really is that simple. And it isn't about race, either. Decades ago, I lived in a neighborhood that was rife with white section 8 housing.
I couldn't wait to move away because I didn't like living there. She got him addicted to heroin, and when he went away to rehab she trashed his house.
There was a drug house down the alley, trash in the streets and fights all around. I wanted better for my family.
Through hard work and determination, I did it. I now live in a nice suburb. I have black, white and asian neighbors. It's a nice place to live.
If you told me you were going to replace all of my minority neighbors with poor whites from my old neighborhood, I'd fight against it.
Race doesn't have a goddamn thing to do with it. This is what? Social Justice: The Presumption of Guilt.
This is one thing that drives me nuts. Pick your poison. The thing is and yes, I do realize that this is intentional , adding any type of adjective to the word justice completely inverts the meaning of the word.
Justice can only be obtained for specific actions committed by individuals or groups of individuals for actions undertaken jointly-actions committed by the individuals involved.
Otherwise there is nothing just about it. This country is in hospice and it's fading fast. The activists "sent out a three-page contract to NuLu businesses following Friday's protest where LMPD says 76 protesters were arrested and charged with obstructing a highway and disorderly conduct," WAVE 3 News reported.
Local residents that reached out to The Daily Wire were stunned that the story was not receiving more attention in the local media and did not want to be identified because they feared "mob retaliation.
This story from John Sexton is amazing. Trouble is, they forgot to tell the people summoned to court that. So they're showing up to wait in line at the physical court -- only to be told later that all hearings are done online, and no, really, this happened you also missed your online hearing while you were waiting on actual, physical line at the physical courthouse.
A TV reporter went to talk to someone from the office handling notifications about court hearings, to know why notices that hearings are no longer physical but will be held online are being sent out after the date of the hearing, instead of before, as would be the more common process.
It's racist white privilege for you to ask a black woman why she's sending out notices days after the hearing the notices are intended to notify about.
Your office did do something wrong. But please, do tell me why sending out notifications after the fact is an acceptable practice according to some Racial Traditions.
Brown continued, " Regardless of what I say today, this story will probably come out very negative for my office as it always has come out over the last 20 years, continuing to perpetuate the internalized, mediated and institutionalized types of racism directly onto me.
Oh, I see you're locked on to Option 1. Nevermind, for some crazy reason I thought you might like to actually do your job instead of just calling anyone who notices you're tremendously bad at your job a "racist.
Asked about the "logic" of sending late notices intentionally, Brown again said that focusing on that was a sign of "unconscious bias.
Meanwhile, while this specimen is allowed to call anyone who questions why she's not doing her job a White Colonizer, Seattle is forcing random white people to confess their racism, even if they don't have any.
Just all white employees, accused of nothing, are now expected to go through Racist Struggle Sessions in which they're forced to admit they're evil due to their skin color.
It' now apparently legal for an employer to coerce its employers into these Racist Struggle Sessions. The winner of the trick leads the next trick.
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