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Fostech Origin 12: Modern-Day American Saiga? [VIDEO]

The Truth About Guns - 25 min 26 sec ago

“There is a lot of appeal in a Saiga shotgun,” Mike Searsen writes over at ammoland.com. And yet . . .”The factory versions with their sporting style stock and diminished capacity magazines leave much to be desired. Some individuals and a few companies have made conversions to these shotguns.Yet the reliability of them is more […]

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Charlie Rose’s co-hosts respond to sexual misconduct allegations: ‘Painful for me to read’

The Blaze - 25 min 32 sec ago

“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King began their program Tuesday with a report about sexual misconduct allegations against their morning show colleague Charlie Rose.

What are the allegations against Rose?

The Washington Post reported Monday that eight women who either worked or wanted to work for Rose’s PBS program accused the host of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, including exposing himself to them and groping them.

In a statement, Rose said, “I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior.”

CBS News suspended Rose in the wake of the report. PBS and Bloomberg LP suspended distribution of the “Charlie Rose” show.

In a statement, a spokesperson for CBS News said they are investigating the matter.

“These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,” the statement said.

What did O’Donnell and King say?

About the allegations against their co-host Rose, O’Donnell said, “It takes a lot of courage for these women to come forward and I think that they should continue to do something.

“This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand and more generally the safety of women,” O’Donnell said. “Let me be very clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening and I’m going to continue to do that.

“This I know is true, women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility,” she continued. “I am really proud to work at CBS News. There are so many incredible people here, especially on this show. All of you here. This will be investigated. This has to end. This behavior is wrong, period.”

King said she wanted to echo O’Donnell’s comments, and that she is still “reeling” from the Post report.

“I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night,” King said. “Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I am not OK. After reading that article in the Post, it was deeply disturbing, troubling, and painful for me to read.”

King said she hopes the story “becomes a moment of truth” and any other victims come forward.

She added that she has “enjoyed a friendship and a partnership with Charlie for the past five years.”

“I’ve held him in such high regard,” she said. “And I’m really struggling because how do you — what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible? How do you wrap your brain around that? I’m really grappling with that.

“That said, Charlie does not get a pass here,” King continued. “He does not get a pass from anyone in this room. We are all deeply affected, we are all rocked by this.”

She added, “I can’t stop speaking about the anguish of these women. What happened to their dignity, what happened to their bodies, what happened to maybe to even their careers — I can’t stop thinking about that and the pain they’re going through.”

King said she is trying “to be very honest” with viewers of the program by admitting how she is struggling with the news, but “I’m also clearly on the side of the women who’ve been very hurt and damaged by this.”

Both hosts said they hadn’t spoken with Rose since the report was published, but King said she intends to do so.

“None of us ever thought that we’d be sitting at this table in particular telling this story, but here we are,” King said. “But we will continue to report the news as we always have.”

Chris Matthews diagnoses the Democratic Party’s ‘deplorables’ problem

NRA-ILA - 27 min 31 sec ago
“You make fun of people, you look down on them? They get the message. You call them 'deplorables'? They hear it. You bet they hear it. You say they cling to their guns and their religion? 'Oh yeah, I cling to my religion. Okay. I’m a little person, and you’re a big person. Thank you. I’ll be voting for the other guy this time.' "

Former NFL star Herschel Walker takes stand against national anthem protests, blames Roger Goodell

The Blaze - 1 hour 2 min ago

Former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker is not a fan of the NFL  protests and believes that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is to blame for allowing them to continue.

In an interview with the New York Post published Sunday, Walker addressed the protests.

What did he say?

When asked his thoughts on the national anthem demonstrations, Walker said, “I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner.”

“I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning,” Walker continued.

Walker, who has partnered with Rocky Ridge Trucks to promote the True American Hero Truck Giveaway, also has very strong feelings about the American flag.

The winner of the True American Hero Truck Giveaway — chosen from nominations of those in the uniformed and emergency services — will be awarded a customized, hand-painted, and American-made 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, worth $80,000.

“Guys, let me tell you this,” he told the Post. “Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

Quote of the Day: Second Amendment Absolutist Abracadabra!

The Truth About Guns - 1 hour 25 min ago

“I think that there is this idea that the Second Amendment is an absolutist text and that if you quote those words those are the most magical words that open up all the doors to whatever weapons you want and however you want to carry them and I simply think that’s not true because Supreme […]

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[Milipol Paris 2017] New MEPRO MOR Reflex Sight (Mepro RDS PRO) with Green laser

The Firearm Blog - 1 hour 25 min ago

If you happen to be in Paris, France, make sure you visit the exhibition Milipol 2017 and examine the new version of Meprolight’s  MEPRO MOR Reflex Sight with a green laser pointer. There will be three configurations of the MEPRO MOR: IR and green pointers, IR and red pointers and red and green pointers. As […]

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Footage Captured Over Finland Shows A Meteor Turning Night Into Day

SHTFplan.com - 1 hour 54 min ago

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Stunning footage from Lapland, Finland has shown an incredible meteor slicing across the night sky.  The meteor was so bright that it lit up the sky with an awe-inspiring and noticeable blast.

On Thursday, November 16, the incident was caught on camera by several locals. Scientists still don’t know if the meteor hit the ground or if it burned up in the atmosphere, but what was caught on camera is amazing.

“So tonight whilst I was sat in our cottage, there was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently,” Tony Bateman, who recorded one of the videos and runs the website Aurora Service Tours, said in the video description. “We run a live video stream capturing the night sky for aurora borealis purposes, I immediately think maybe that caught the show? So I rewind the video and sure enough, there it is. Absolute goosebumps at this stage. What. a. night.”

The footage is actually quite stunning.  The incident is thought to have happened at about 6:40 pm local time in the skies of Inari in Finnish Lapland. The incident was so bright and powerful that there were some reports it was even heard in Norway and Russia.

“The lights came from all around us, like a massive explosion that lasted for some five or six seconds,” eyewitness Atle Staaleen told the Barents ObserverWhile the event is impressive, meteors are actually not all that rare. Thousands of objects burn up in our atmosphere every year, but many are too small to be noticeable. Others take place over remote, uninhabited areas and are not caught on any recording device.

But this time, there was more than one camera which recorded this event.

According to IFL Science, on some occasions, a meteor will streak over a populated area. In the case of this incident, the meteor looks like it either exploded in the air as a bolide or hit Earth as a meteorite. As humans, we are getting better at tracking meteorites, but we’re not perfect yet. The often used example is the Chelyabinsk meteor over Russia in 2013, which went undetected but injured hundreds of people when it exploded.  There is also video footage of that meteor, and it included a very loud blast. 

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a SOG SEAL Kit!

The Firearm Blog - 2 hours 24 min ago

In our last giveaway David L. won a $500 Freedom Munitions gift card and SOG Seraphim 35 pack. This time around TFB has teamed up with SOG to giveaway a SOG SEAL kit. The giveaway will run until December 1st 2017. Giveaway Package: Seal Pup Elite knife Trident Elite knife Trident Mini knife Power Assist […]

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Warren Tactical Glock Grip Sleeve

The Firearm Blog - 2 hours 25 min ago

According to Paul G, this grip sleeve was developed by a recently retired HRT officer. Paul also claims that HRT officers are rocking these on their duty Glocks. Here is a video by Paul G that explains how the Grip Sleeve is designed to work and address some concerns some have raised about the device. […]

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[Milipol 2017] FN Herstal unveils FN 509 Pistol for Security Forces

The Firearm Blog - 3 hours 17 min ago

Last week we had “FN Friday” with the new FN SCAR Subcompact Carbine. FN Herstal are using the Milipol 2017 exhibition to release another Portable Firearm, this time a pistol with focus on Security Forces. The FN 509 was launched in the US during Q2 2017, and Milipol is used to launch it internationally. The […]

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[Milipol 2017] FN Herstal has SCAR-SC with 300 BLK in development

The Firearm Blog - 3 hours 46 min ago

A few days ago The Firearm Blog told you about the new FN Herstal SCAR-SC, a Subcompact Carbine with a 7,5″ barrel chambered in 5,56 NATO. I wrote that this is FN Herstal’s “Honey Badger“, except in a different caliber. Well, guess what, FN Herstal has got the 300 Blackout in development. The real thing […]

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Homemade Semi-Auto P.A Luty Machine Pistol (LOTS OF PHOTOS)

The Firearm Blog - 4 hours 25 min ago

Mike over at Mike’s Custom Weaponry has sent in photos of his latest project in the final stages of completion which happens to be a semi-auto version of the Machine Pistol from P.A Luty’s book Expedient Homemade Firearms Vol 2. The original design is of course fully automatic but with a few changes, namely an […]

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TFB Review: Faxon Firearms Glock Match Series Threaded Barrel

The Firearm Blog - 5 hours 25 min ago

FaxonThere is an ever-growing abundance of Glock after-market parts available for consumers. The Glock pistol, whether you love it or hate it, is embraced by the entire world in varying capacities. It is the Lego set of pistols. The tinker toy of handguns. Like an AR-15, they are interchangeable and endlessly customizable. With so many […]

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Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – November 21, 2017

SurvivalBlog.com - 6 hours 19 min ago

On November 21, 1916, Britannic, the sister ship to the Titanic, sinks in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people. In the wake of the Titanic disaster, the White Star line had made significant modifications to the design of the ship, but on its way to pick up wounded soldiers near the Gulf of Athens, it was rocked by an explosion causing even more damage than that which had sunk the Titanic. Many of the dead were from some of the crew who attempted to launch life boats while the Captain tried to run the ship aground. The life boats were sucked up into the propellers, killing all of those on board. The cause of the explosion is still unknown, but many suspect it hit a mine.

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A Lesson in Preparedness Satirical Humor in Very Poor Taste, by Old Bobbert

SurvivalBlog.com - 6 hours 20 min ago

In the beginning of creating this piece, my thoughts were somewhat messy in that I wanted to relate through humor some of the unhappy moments experienced while talking about preparedness with the “unprepared” over the course of more than 20 years. There is a special emphasis on the Y2K event.

Informed Risks of Y2K Computer-Generated Collapse

My oldest son and our son-in-law were then, and even now are, very well informed concerning AI and computers. Their advice was simple and was based on their personal experiences. They said that the industry had been quietly working for years and spent billions of dollars to correct the problem. They advised us to do what they were doing and calculated that there was a 5% chance of a systemic collapse. We were to get ready for that to happen, and we did. It did not, and we were happy. Their advice has changed … Continue reading

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

SurvivalBlog.com - 6 hours 31 min ago

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Thunder Beast Arms Corp., in  Cheyenne, Wyoming. (See the Wyoming section, near the end of this column.)

Region-Wide:

The second two installments of the Redoubt article series at The Sandpoint Reader are surprisingly accurate and balanced. Take a few minutes to read: The American Redoubt Series: Preparedness and Self-Reliance and this: Profiles of the Redoubt: Beth Baumann

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Over at The Charles Carroll Society: Ben Olson & The Sandpoint Reader – Those who know, don’t speak, those who speak, don’t know #AmericanRedoubt

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog.com - 6 hours 32 min ago

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. You might be paranoid, but that doesn’t meant they aren’t out to get you. Websites are watching your every move.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Despite reform at the state level, police departments are finding ways to still grab personal assets of people when no crime has been committed or even charged. The latest that we’ve heard was sent in by reader H.L. who forwarded this article on the City of Denver. The city is targeting low level crimes and seizing their cars. Here a Denver cab driver had his cab confiscated on suspicion of involvement in a prostitution sting. He was acquitted by a judge, but still had his car taken for over a month. … Continue reading

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

SurvivalBlog.com - 6 hours 34 min ago

“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labor of his body and the work of his hands are properly his.” – John Locke

Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news!

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Devastating 5.56 Rifle On Body Armor And Bucket Of Water

The Firearm Blog - 7 hours 14 min ago

Modern Man posted this video showing how devastating a 5.56 Rifle can be on a piece of armor held up by a bucket of water. I had no idea that a 5.56 Rifle could be used in such a manner. Im guessing that projectile is about 42,000 gr. Not sure about the muzzle velocity but […]

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Kimber’s Red Dot Ready & Equipped Pistols

The Firearm Blog - 7 hours 25 min ago

kimberKimber Mfg., Inc. announced a number of new red dot optics pistols. These include handguns in the KHX line and pistols in the Aegis Elite line. KHX Line Kimber released several new KHX pistols that are considered “optics ready.” Each has a cut in the slide for the addition of a red dot style sight. Mounting […]

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