Archive for August 2009
Jolene Brown, who owns Amargosa Toads, understands the premise of not feeding the animals, but said to cut them off completely from food is wrong.
The animals have been demanding, lately, kicking in the door to her gift shop and chewing at the door panel and on books because they’re not getting the food they’re used to, she said.
“I’m sure they can learn to forage, but people come from the entire world to feed the burros,” said Brown, who refers to herself as the burros’ grandma. “I don’t agree to feed wild animals at all, but if they have been fed their whole lives, how can you take that away?”
Once at the front door of the home, according to police, Earng demanded that the victim give him several cartridges for a .357-caliber pistol he was carrying.
The victim complied, passing two cartridges to Earng, who then allegedly loaded the pistol and threatened the victim, according to police. Earng allegedly pointed the gun at the man’s head, then demanded more ammunition and $120.
If you’re not reading Zero Hedge, you should. They keep breaking open the mechanics of what’s going on in the US economy; remember, scary times are never dull.
Our pal Mr Stolen Military Weapons went to prison this morning.
This morning in Seattle, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman sentenced Struve to 48 months in prison, three years of probation and mental health counseling, saying, “The bottom line is people simply should not have these things. and that’s why we have laws against them.”
I agree that he broke the law. He collected stolen firearms and explosives; he didn’t store the explosives correctly; he was an idiot. It wasn’t that he was misinformed as to the nature of his activities; he knew he was ‘collecting’ stolen firearms. However, many of the items in the picture could have been registered in the ’68 amnesty. Had he done so, he’d be sitting on tens of thousands of dollars; furthermore, aside from the hand grenade, nothing in his collection of stolen goods is particularly dangerous.
Even if they were dangerous, everything in the picture is legal to own in the US; even hand grenades and C4. The crime (other than being stolen) is that he didn’t pay his taxes on them, not that he endangered anyone.
I know you think I was fucking with you, because you explicitly said so; however, should you somehow find this webpage, I want to re-iterate a couple points.
- the expiration of the AWB in 2004 did not have anything to do with machine guns, which are regulated by a different set of laws. These are called, in shorthand, NFA34 and FOPA86.
- that your pal got you “parts” for your ar15s, and that you drilled them out and installed them, is illegal, even though he’s “totally sure the machine gun ban is over”.
- at this point, assuming you weren’t trolling, the only legal recourse you have is to torch-cut your ar15s into little bits or surrender them to the ATFE.
Furthermore, I wish you well and hope we never meet.
I was confronted today by a selection of four nearly-identical cat litters manufactured by Purina; as I could not parse the manifold claims in the store, I took some pictures. This evening, I stuck together a spreadsheet to aid you in selecting the appropriate cat litter.
Interesting to note that the two non-premium cat litters are easy to clean up, while the premium litters make no such claim; in absence of a claim for ease-of-cleaning, I take the position that the opposing quality is in place. Furthermore, only one litter (green) claims to not impair your ability to breathe; interestingly, it is the only litter which makes no direct claims about odor-controlling attributes.
If you live a busy lifestyle, blue is the only litter for you; however, only red has 24/7 performance. Choose accordingly. Cats (or people, I suppose) that require extreme care should choose blue; people that require instant action should choose light blue.
Feel free to download the attached spreadsheet so that you may sort by any criteria you desire.