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Boston Marathon Nearly Doubles Charity Take to $38-Million – Philanthropy Today – Blogs – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Boston Marathon Nearly Doubles Charity Take to $38-Million – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon raised $38.4-million for some 300 nonprofit organizations, far outpacing the race’s previous … [Read more...]

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Australia donates P120M more to Yolanda areas | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines

Australia donates P120M more to Yolanda areas | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines: Australia has committed to extend an additional A$3 million (around P120 million) for disaster preparedness and resilience of communities in … [Read more...]

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2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning? (2008) non-fiction book

Marie D. Jones' 2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning?: Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012 is a hodge-podge of the ridiculous and the sublime as far as the apocalyptic goes. If a doomsday scenario was ever in the public consciousness … [Read more...]

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Domain (2001) novel

Steve Alten's 2001 novel Domain about the Mayan Long Count Calendar "prediction" that the world would end on December 21, 2012 was well ahead of the spate of novels that started appearing the closer we approached 2012. Domain intermixes so-called … [Read more...]

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Of Mosques And Missiles: Hamas Moves Rockets To Islamic Places Of Worship

For peaceful purposes ... “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers …” – Islamic Poem The Algemeiner - "The Washington Post‘s correspondents covering Israel’s Operation Protective … [Read more...]

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ISIS Caliphate To Christians: Convert To Islam, Pay Us For “Protection” … Or Die

According to Islam, the religiously-sanctioned extortion tax imposed upon Christians — called “jizya” — will one day come to an end, but it will not be abolished because Islam will suddenly have a change of heart and grant Christians equal status … [Read more...]

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Fracking the desolate north: despatches from the frontline

All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today Image caption: Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today Another fracking application, another town. I’m not … [Read more...]

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48 hours of action against LEGO – this is just the start

All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory Image caption: Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign … [Read more...]

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Forest fire near Leavenworth, Washington threatens 1,200 homes – emergency declared

A state of emergency has been declared following forest fire near Leavenworth, Washington which has threatened 1,200 homes, USA Today reported quoting emergency management spokeswoman.The Chiwaukum Creek Fire about 10 miles north of Leavenworth has … [Read more...]

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LIVE updates: Philippines typhoon Glenda/Rammasun kills 40, potential tropical cyclone Henry in the way

Typhoon Rammasun (local name Glenda) is the seventh storm of the season to be named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Typhoon Rammasun is expected to be first typhoon to impact the … [Read more...]

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U.S. Plans for Power-Grid Crippling Sun Storm

Corporations and the federal government may not be prepared for a severe geomagnetic storm.. At Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) operations center in Atlanta, meteorologists do more than monitor the usual wind, rain, and snow. They also keep a close eye … [Read more...]

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USGS: Risk of earthquake increased for half of USA

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.The U.S. Geologic Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time … [Read more...]

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North of 60: Annie Lake Cabin and Summitting Grey Mountain

A couple weeks ago Julia invited me to go on an adventure out to Annie Lake, where she said there was this cabin that you could stay in for the night for free. It’s run by the ministry of education or something. The idea was that we would … [Read more...]

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MH17: World Sees Tragedy, US Sees "Game Changer"

Image: The US claims sophisticated anti-air missiles like this Buk systemis responsible for the downing of MH17. No evidence has been providedto confirm or deny this. Other possibilities are air-launched missiles firedby a fighter jet, or even … [Read more...]

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Ducks Eating Into Dam/Pond Wall Fix

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); When I first built our duck dam/pond I never imagined these cute waddling birds could do so much damage with their bills to the walls! Seemingly overnight, our ducks had eaten away large segments of … [Read more...]

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Wild Ruins

Wild Ruins Kickstarter Campaign Over the next six months Dave Hamilton is searching the UK to put together a unique guide to the most hidden and romantic ruins of Britain. From ruined mines, churches, ironworks and deserted villages to abandoned farm … [Read more...]

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This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it's been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it's out on 6th June. That's when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I'm having a book launch at Waterstones in … [Read more...]

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Today’s Harvest July 5th

Today is our 4th of July here because today is the day we are having the fireworks down at the marina. I did put up a flag banner (we always have a couple of flag up, the US one and an Army one) across the porch and we had some great ribs from the … [Read more...]

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Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide Bulletproof vests are part of every survivalist’s supplies list. They protect the torso from firearm projectiles and from shrapnel from explosions. A lot of people have the mistaken assumption that only law … [Read more...]

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May 2014. The crises of gardening. And the impermanence of Permaculture

This spring has been a crazy spring. If last spring and summer were exceedingly cold, this year I had been going through a sort of depression and major life crises, my motivation for the plants has lowered, and so has my attention to them. In result … [Read more...]

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First Look: Brownells Emergency & Survival Gear

Brownells has released a new series of survival kits designed for emergency situations. Called ESG (Emergency & Survival Gear) Essentials, the new series consists of several different survival kits, including: the Emergency Home Kit, the … [Read more...]

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Making Men Equal: The Legend of Samuel Colt’s 200th Birthday

It was in the winter of 1831 that Sam Colt saw a revolving pistol for the first time. This occasion was so important that he lied about it in later years. The gun shop he visited in Calcutta had a few examples of the Collier revolving flintlock … [Read more...]

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Beginner Gun Review: The Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E. 9mm

In my first unofficial post on Gun Noob (helping to answer a Free For all Friday question), I mentioned that I recently retired my 9mm Beretta PX4 compact in favor of a 9mm XDS 3.3." The PX4 was fulfilling dual roles, as both a carry/self … [Read more...]

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Free For All Friday 7-18-2014: Keep it clean!

Oddly enough, I got a lot of interest on last week's Warhammer question. I might have to start imposing the same restrictions on Warhammer that I do on Doctor Who lest this blog stray too far from its given subject: helping new gun owners. That … [Read more...]

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Greatest Cartridges: A Debate with Plenty of Ammo

There are all sorts of cartridges, with all kinds of applications. But when the rubber hits the road, what makes a great cartridge? Well, dear readers, that is a complicated subject, but not one devoid of an answer.The post Greatest Cartridges: A … [Read more...]

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Beretta Unveils Elegant New Over-Under Shotgun

Beretta's shotguns are renown worldwide for their beauty and performance. And the Italian company keeps on churning them out. Beretta's most recent addition, a smart looking over-under designed to rule in the field.The post Beretta Unveils Elegant … [Read more...]

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Deadline approaching for 2014 Tennessee Big Game Quota Hunts

From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - Application Period Deadline Nearing for 2014 WMA Big Game Quota Hunts Nashville, Tennessee - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that the application deadline is nearing for the 2014 … [Read more...]

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Texas teen takes first place at NRA Smallbore 3-P Rifle Championships

Buchanan's win is first of many for NRA Smallbore in Bristol, Indiana Bristol, Indiana - For the first time in decades, NRA’s Smallbore 3-Positions Championships have departed the wind and shores of Camp Perry for the peaceful pines of the Wa … [Read more...]

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Blog: The Armed Citizen® July 18, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®. (07/18/2014) Article by AmericanRifleman.org. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

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North Carolina State Highway Patrol Selects SIG Sauer P226 in .357 SIG

The SIG Sauer P226 came out on top for its reliability, accuracy and durability. (07/18/2014) Article by AmericanRifleman.org. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

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Teacher Arrested in Kansas for Bearing Arms

Do we create a "safe" environment when we disarm teachers and force them to be defenseless? Or worse - arrest them? I think not. Not only is it unconstitutional to disarm our... Article by Dustin's Gun Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

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Save Thousands on your Electric Bill

I'd like to welcome our newest sponsor - Solar City. When we sat down with our Solar City Rep he created a lease package for us that is going to save us Thousands of dollars on our... Article by Dustin's Gun Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

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The Plot Thickens or Sickens…

Depending on your point of view...More is coming out on the Tactical Firearms deal down in Houston...But KHOU learned of a new twist. Alcede, the same man accepting donations online is being sued by his business partner Coe Wilson for allegedly … [Read more...]

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R.I.P. Maura

She was deathly afraid of guns. Told me that she would turn around if she walked down a grocery store aisle if there were a uniformed police officer there with a gun on his hip. When I told her about my interest in guns she was shocked.But we were … [Read more...]

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Cold Steel Cutlass Machete

Check out Cold Steel’s new video of their Cutlass Machete, based off of their 1917 Cutlass but at a much more affordable price. I have their Roman Gladius Machete and it’s really sharp and really durable for the price. The Cold Steel … [Read more...]

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US Govt. Bans Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern Imports

Well it looks like the ban hammer was dropped by the U.S. Government today via “sanctions”. The US Department of Commerce has banned all financial transactions with both Kalashnikov Concern and Izhmash which means imports of many popular … [Read more...]

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Smart Guns – Not What You Think They Are

This is pretty funny: Samson Manufacturing always has great vids.  They put a lot of effort in… remember the ghost gun video of theirs? A sure bet is if you want to make enemies in the gun community, talk about how much you love smart guns and … [Read more...]

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Costa Transitions From Derp Satchels To Nice Looking Backpacks

Chris Costa x London Bridge Trading (LBT INC) x LBX Tactical: Oh sorry about the title, my bad it’s not a backpack… it’s a “System” because it has numerous parts.  I realize the Derp satchel for life helmets was made for … [Read more...]

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Ammo Prices: 07/18/2014

Week 16. A couple of the vendors contacted me today and wanted to pass on that they are seeing a run on ammo right now, likely due to the sanctions that were recently announced. Also given some of the other world events within the past couple of days … [Read more...]

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Magnum Research Releases MLR Ultra .22LR Rifle

Adding to the Magnum Lite line, Magnum Research has released the MLR Ultra .22LR.  It features a modular tension-type barrel made from very high quality steel. One variant of the rifle is also threaded for muzzle devices or a suppressor. Having shot … [Read more...]

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Feminism, Self-Defense & Victim Blaming

These are the folks who think Ms. Nevada was wrong to say this, from Larry Correia “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you … [Read more...]

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We are our own worst enemy sometimes

Wandered over to the local Delaware Open Carry site and, upon reading the thread about target "banning" guns, what do I see? This statement....by member Stephpd. There was also a long facebook thread that got deleted. In that thread folks like me … [Read more...]

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How To Protect Yourself While Running

Whenever I believe I could squeeze in simply a few even more miles just before dark, I always locate myself going after daylight and awaiting somebody to leap out from behind the shrubs and assault me. The chance of something like that taking place … [Read more...]

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Self Defense Guest Writers Wanted

Guest writers wanted! We are looking for Self defense freelance guest writers for this blog.  If you have an article you want to promote, let us know and we will post here in our blog free of charge. That is right there is no charge to you. Whenever … [Read more...]

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HOOKER’S DIVISION: A 1890s MAP OF VICE WITHIN SIGHT OF THE WHITE HOUSE

At the end of the Civil War “a vast hoard of enfranchised slaves, discharged soldiers and a cloud of riffraff, bummers and camp followers” descended onto the city of Washington D.C., doubling it’s size from 75,000 people to 150,000 … [Read more...]

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I’ve Disabled an Intruder…Now What?

You came home from work and surprised a burglar who was in the process of stuffing your family jewelry into a sack. Fortunately, when he rushed you to try and escape, you managed to use your stun gun, TASER, or a trusty billy club to take him down. … [Read more...]

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Flashlights are an Important Security Tool

Quick, how many flashlights do you have in your home? How many of them actually have charged batteries in them? How long would it take you to put your hands on a working flashlight right now? Ideally, you should have a working flashlight in every … [Read more...]

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10 Basic Fighting Techniques

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Video: What To Do During a Home Invasion

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PhaZZer Dragon Walk Through Demo Video Posted

We just put up a new walk-through video on YouTube of the PhaZZer Dragon Conductive Energy Stunning Weapon, which is a great alterative to the TASER C2. The PhaZZer Dragon Conductive Energy Stunning Weapon is a small device that uses cartridges to … [Read more...]

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Happy Halloween From DefendThyself – Coupon Code TRICK

It’s that time of year when we pay homage to ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. Until Halloween Eve, take 13% off anything in the store. No matter if you are looking for a PhaZZer Dragon Conductive Energy Stunning Weapon, or a JPX Pepper Gun, Fox … [Read more...]

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Fitness For Self-Defense And Martial Arts

I recently commented on “LinkedIn” about my views on the role of fitness and conditioning in martial arts and self-defense training.  Here’s the gist of my position on the matter. I’ve been teaching self-defense for about 40 … [Read more...]

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Did You Train Today?

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~ … [Read more...]

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How To Make Money From Home In Less Than 30 Days

Are you after the best home business opportunity? Do not be scammed. You may lose $ 1,000 by choosing the wrong home business opportunity. I have done the research for you. <p>">Follow these tips to make money from home business opportunity … [Read more...]

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Self Publishing On Your Blog – Make Money AutoPilot

Originally Connection Music Industry book series was published in print. To increase my cash flow and income, I started looking for how I could make money to self-publish online. This is what I found: * The process of making money self-publishing … [Read more...]

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Kenpo Techniques for Self Defense?

Way back when I first started in the Hawaiian Martial Arts, the first one I tried was Lima Lama (I later transitioned to Kenpo). That was a really cool – flowing martial art where I was first exposed to self-defense techniques. One would learn … [Read more...]

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Is it Safe for Women to go Jogging by Themselves?

As you know this is a self-defense blog dealing with real self defense issues? It is not a political correctness blog where we try and say how we wish the world really was! For instance when I was remarking to my step-daughter one time my views about … [Read more...]

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Camping in Comfort

Can this really be called camping ? Sure looks cozy ! Curious to know how they transport the bedroom suite.... maybe camping with a u-haul ? We'll have to try this next time we go camping. Article by Offgrid Living. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

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Water, water, beautiful water!

As of tonight, technically last night as this is now the morning, I finally have running water again. PB had been wanting to move the small tank (300 gallons) from the porch just outside of the kitchen to the ground, either under the skycastle or … [Read more...]

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In Ukraine’s Field

With a nod of gratitude to John McCraeIn Ukraine's FieldIn Ukraine's field the bodies growBetween sunflowers, row on row,That mark our place, and in the skyThe missile's sound still rushing byScarce heard amid debris below.We are the Dead. Short days … [Read more...]

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