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These are a couple of additional books I recieved over recent months to add to my library on weapons and especially the 1911. Massad Ayoob's: Greatest Handguns of the world. Excellent book written by a very knowledgable author on the subject. Massad is a weapons instructor, LEO and expert witness in firearms. Though his writing is a little technical here and there. His information, stories and tactical instruction on each pistol covered is well worth the read. Covering the 1911 automatic plus the 44 magnum, .357 magnum revolvers aswell as the Ruger, HK and Glock types. Though for airsofting its only good for the photo's and the tactical info possibly its still a good read. Colour photos on gloss paper. Recommended. Patrick Sweeney's: The Gun Digest book of the 1911 Pt 2. An excellent writer on the subject of 1911s, Patrick Sweeney gives you full technical background and gunsmithing information on everything 1911 in these books (there are two in the series). Plus he test drives a few of the more modern types to their limits! With full tests on function, firing, accuracy and all whilst covered or submerged in mud and water!!! His writing is down to earth and in laymans terms so you feel at home reading and enjoying his proze. Patrick writes for several publications and is a fully fledged gunsmith in his own right. Though its for real steel users the two books are very handy for photos and technical details that do help in airsoft and of course his historical info on the weapon. Black and white photos on plain paper. Highly recommended. Thank you for watching and if you have any questions please leave a comment below. Remember guys and girls... Stay sharp but stay safe ;-)
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Quick look at the mail today and the cheaper than dirt catalog has arrived. As usual, the first few pages are for ammo... But this is the first month I've noticed no prices shown. The marketplace is so crazy that they can't even print pricing. Ammo.....
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NOBLE DREAMS, WICKED PLEASURES: EDITED BY HOLLY EDWARDS Book Number: 69578 Product format: Paperback A rare exhibition catalogue packed with armchair orientalism where we may enjoy the beautiful artworks of Henry Siddons Mowbray, Turkish cigarette advertising for Fatima Cigarettes with a veiled beauty, Omar Cigarettes with a big jolly, turbaned Arab, travelogue posters, orientalism in fashion, harem envy, the artwork of Maxfield Parrish, (one beautiful example entitled Lamp Seller of Baghdad, 1922), tableware, vases, furniture, paintings, caricatures, contemporary photographs and Salomé by Ella Ferris Pell looking hauntingly allured. The book explores complex American attitudes towards the Near East. It is a gorgeously illustrated volume looking at Orientalist stereotypes by some of the country's most important high art painters of the 19th century - Frederic Edwin Church, John Singer Sargent, landscapes and market scenes of Samuel Colman and Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henry O. Tanner and others. We lift the veils behind this exotic art historical jewel of a book, a rare find we have imported. First published 2000 by Princeton University Press. 12" x 9" large softback, 224pp. Published price: £39.95 Bibliophile price: £19.95
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For this and other MidwayUSA videos visit the MidwayUSA Video Library: http://bit.ly/1fzt4n4 Glass bedding is a major component of the ultimate bedding package for rifle accuracy. Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, demonstrates glass bedding a rifle action while free floating the barrel. This ensures that any fluctuations in temperature or humidity will not change the rifle's point of impact.
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30-Day Trial: https://www.getsotg.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Professor Paul stops by the Brownell's booth at SHOT Show 2017 and talks with Steve Ostrem for a little bit about the History of Brownells. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Official Gear: http://www.studentofthegungear.com StudentoftheGun.com is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics. SOTG offers education and entertainment through on-demand video material, online articles, books, DVD’s and live-training events. Student of the Gun; a beginner once, a student for life. Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a life’s journey of education, enlightenment, and the enjoyment of firearms. Each episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them. We will travel throughout the United States seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available. Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain their viewers while offering them an insider's look at the world of firearms. ABOUT THE HOST Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun. ABOUT THE CO-HOST -- https://www.facebook.com/ptjarrad Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years. Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling. Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA and Boxing fights under his belt. More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He is the lead editor and videographer for Student of the Gun and works directly for Think On! Productions creating a wide variety of video material. In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster, building material for the Internet side of the house.
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Sold for $690 The Professional Ordnance Carbon-15 was developed during the assault weapons ban in the United States as a way to market a pistol version of an AR15 action without exceeding the weight limit imposed by legislation. While Olympic Arms achieved this goal through extensive skeletonization, Professional Ordnance did it by using polymer (not woven carbon fiber, as the name implies) for the upper and lower receivers. What we are looking at today, however, is the full size rifle version of this weapon that was also produced. With a very thin barrel and polymer upper, lower, and buttstock, the Carbon 15 is an exceptionally lightweight rifle - it weighs just 4 pounds unloaded. This could have made a compelling rifle were it not for the numerous reliability and durability problems that dogged the guns. In addition, the bolt and several other parts were made to proprietary designs and not interchangeable with standard parts. Professional Ordnance folded around the end of the assault weapons ban, and its assets were purchased by Bushmaster, who would continue to market guns under the Carbon-15 name but not in the proprietary and super-light configuration of the Professional Ordnance production. http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons If you enjoy Forgotten Weapons, check out its sister channel, InRangeTV! http://www.youtube.com/InRangeTVShow
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Purchase at: http://www.tacticaldistributors.com/catalog/product/view/id/14549/s/hazard-4-battle-axe-rifle-case/category/212/ TheBattle Axe™ even fits most electric guitars, but has tie-downs for rifles. Additional external pockets are designed to carry magazines, cleaning kit, extra parts and everything you need for transporting your work gun, or just hauling around urban gear through crowds. Features _ looks like a guitar case externally _ padded & organized for carbines up to AK47 length! _ even fits most electric guitars, but has tie-downs for rifles _ plush lining is standard Weapons accomodations _ fits up to standard AK47 length Includes _ 1x Padded divider
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Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (/ˈkɜrzwaɪl/ KURZ-wyl; born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, as has been displayed in his vast collection of public talks, wherein he has shared his primarily optimistic outlooks on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology. Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first commercial text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer Kurzweil K250 capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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The AR-15 is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge magazine-fed, air cooled rifle with a rotating-lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation. It has been produced in many different versions, including numerous semi-automatic and selective fire variants. It is manufactured with extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials. The AR-15 was first built by ArmaLite as a small arms rifle for the United States armed forces. Because of financial problems, ArmaLite sold the AR-15 design to Colt. After modifications (most notably the relocation of the charging handle from under the carrying handle like the AR-10 to the rear of the receiver), the new redesigned rifle was subsequently adopted as the M16 rifle. Colt then started selling the semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle as the Colt AR-15 for civilian sales in 1963 and the term has been used to refer to semiautomatic-only versions of the rifle since then. Although the name "AR-15" remains a Colt registered trademark, variants of the firearm are independently made, modified and sold under various names by multiple manufacturers. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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2016 Educator Excellence Summit workshop describing an emerging approach to teacher education that is centered in classroom practice and built around a curriculum of high leverage practices that all teachers should use before entering the classroom.
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Snap shots of a great night at the Casbah, Jan. 6, 2018. A night to celebrate and pay tribute to the music and legacy of the one and only TOM PETTY. All proceeds will go to benefit MusiCares. The Players: Andrew McKeag, Mario Rubalcaba, Timothy Joseph, Ben Moore & Chris Torres will be playing a blistering set of timeless songs by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers There will also be solo and ensemble performances from Petty's extensive catalogue by: Joey Harris, Pall Jenkins, The Schizophonics, Matthew Molarius, Dead Rock West, Shelbi Bennett, Bart Mendoza & True Stories, Daniel Cervantes, Dani Bell, Sara Petite, and DJ Sheep Riley The Recording Academy's charity MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
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Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: William O. Douglas 00:01:54 1 Early life and education 00:05:04 2 Yale and the SEC 00:06:16 2.1 Politics and government 00:07:22 3 Supreme Court 00:08:21 3.1 Relationships with others at Supreme Court 00:09:41 3.2 Judicial philosophy 00:13:31 3.3 Rosenberg case 00:14:49 3.4 Vietnam War 00:17:03 3.5 "Trees have standing" 00:18:59 4 Environmentalism 00:21:27 4.1 Honors 00:22:28 5 Presidential politics 00:25:05 6 Impeachment attempts 00:25:21 6.1 Rosenberg case 00:25:54 6.2 1970 attempt 00:29:28 7 Judicial record-setter 00:30:12 8 Nicknames 00:30:43 9 Retirement 00:33:40 10 Personal life 00:36:37 11 Death 00:38:30 12 Legacy and honors 00:40:06 13 Theater 00:40:22 14 Bibliography Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was an American jurist and politician who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas was confirmed at the age of 40, one of the youngest justices appointed to the court. His term, lasting 36 years and 211 days (1939–75), is the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court".After an itinerant childhood, Douglas attended Whitman College on a scholarship. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1925 and joined the Yale Law School faculty. After serving as the third chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Douglas was successfully nominated to the Supreme Court, succeeding Justice Louis Brandeis. He was among those seriously considered for the 1944 Democratic vice presidential nomination and was subject to an unsuccessful draft movement prior to the 1948 presidential election. Douglas served on the Court until his retirement in 1975, and was succeeded by John Paul Stevens. Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. Douglas wrote the Court's majority opinion in major cases such as Griswold v. Connecticut, United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., Brady v. Maryland, and Terminiello v. City of Chicago. He wrote notable concurring or dissenting opinions in cases such as Dennis v. United States, Brandenburg v. Ohio, and Terry v. Ohio. He was also known as a strong opponent of the Vietnam War and an ardent advocate of environmentalism.
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Over 140,000 human tissue samples collected from U.S. medical centers using the industry's most strict ethical requirements and IRB protocols. OriGene offers normal and cancer tissue slides from these samples. In addition, tissue derivative products are also provided, including total RNA, genomic DNA, and tissue protein lysate. This video introduces how to use the search tool on OriGene website to find the appropriate tissue products for your research. Visit http://www.origene.com/tissue/tissueSearch.aspx for details.
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Full audiobook : The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin and ebook (epub, mobi, txt) 📥 Download links below on description: 📗 Epub :http://www.loyalbooks.com/download/epub/Autobigraphy-of-Benjamin-Franklin-Ed-by-Frank-Woodworth-Pine.epub 📘 Mobi (Kindle) :http://www.loyalbooks.com/download/mobi/Autobigraphy-of-Benjamin-Franklin-Ed-by-Frank-Woodworth-Pine.mobi 📄 Text :http://www.loyalbooks.com/download/text/The-Autobigraphy-of-Benjamin-Franklin-Ed-by-Frank-Woodworth-Pine.txt 📌 Chapter: ▫️ Chapter 00 : Introduction 00:00:00 ▫️ Chapter 01 : Ancestry and Early Youth in 00:19:16 ▫️ Chapter 02 : Beginning Life as a Printer 00:45:05 ▫️ Chapter 03 : Arrival in Philadelphia 01:09:10 ▫️ Chapter 04 : First Visit to Boston 01:25:58 ▫️ Chapter 05 : Early Friends in Philadelph 01:43:58 ▫️ Chapter 06 : First Visit to London 01:54:06 ▫️ Chapter 07 : Beginning Business in Phila 02:23:53 ▫️ Chapter 08 : Business Success and First 02:58:13 ▫️ Chapter 09 : Plan for Attaining Moral Pe 03:26:03 ▫️ Chapter 10 : Poor Richard's Almanac and 03:57:44 ▫️ Chapter 11 : Interest in Public Affairs 04:19:17 ▫️ Chapter 12 : Defense of the Province 04:36:45 ▫️ Chapter 13 : Public Services and Duties 04:58:13 ▫️ Chapter 14 : Albany Plan of Union 05:30:42 ▫️ Chapter 15 : Quarrels with the Proprieta 05:36:05 ▫️ Chapter 16 : Braddock's Expedition 05:43:58 ▫️ Chapter 17 : Franklin's Defense of the F 06:10:40 ▫️ Chapter 18 : Scientific Experiments 06:29:46 ▫️ Chapter 19 : Agent of Pennsylvania in Lo 06:39:13 ▫️ Chapter 20 : Appendix 07:14:33 📝 Synopsis: Inventor, author, printer, scientist, politician, diplomat—all these terms do not even begin to fully describe the amazing and multitalented, Benjamin Franklin who was of course also one of the Founding Fathers of America. At the age of 75, in 1771 he began work on what he called his Memoirs. He was still working on it when he died in 1790 and it was published posthumously, entitled An Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The book had a complicated and controversial publication history. Strangely enough, the first volume only was first published in French, in Paris in 1791. Later in 1793 a couple of English translations appeared containing the second volume as well. In 1818 Franklin's grandson brought out a three volume edition, which left out the last unfinished fourth volume. William Temple Franklin also took great liberties with the text and made his own revisions. However, in 1868, publisher John Bigelow purchased the original and complete manuscript and brought out the most complete edition so far. The 20th century saw several scholars bring out more definitive and complete versions. An Autobiography... was written apparently to apprise his son about the events of his life and also meant to be a treatise that would lead to the self betterment of the younger generation. As a book, it is a difficult and complex read. The tone is often meandering, arrogant and condescending in turn and does not have a consistent feel. Written over an extended time period, there are large gaps in sequence and often the author contradicts his own recounting of events. In fact, it ends abruptly, without a shred of information about Franklin's seminal role in the American Revolution. Yet, two centuries after its debut, it remains widely read and acclaimed, valued for its being almost the first autobiography to have been written in English. Its extensive advice on how to go about achieving a list of virtues is probably the first ever self-help book. As a glimpse of life in 18th century America, it is unrivaled. An Autobiography... also provides readers with the immense possibilities that the New World holds. A poor middleclass youth, one of 10 children, whose parents could hardly afford to send him to school, who attains learning and honest employment by dint of sheer hard work can even today be said to represent the American Dream. With the publication of An Autobiography... it was possible for this new and emerging superpower to establish a history and tradition of its own. As a slice of history, An Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is indeed an interesting and riveting read.
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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http://www.HomeBookMix.com This is the review of Customize the Ruger 10/22 by James E. House.
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