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New Unnamed Area Lake

10.75" T.H.E. Jig and a waxie 2:00-7:00PM34 degrees some sleet and snow mild North wind30' or so feet down over 50' or so feet of waterWhen I arrived there was a guy leaving who was fishing with his kids right by the access. He was only there for maybe 20 minutes and the kids wanted to go. Show More Summary

It’s a wrap

4 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Whip Up

It’s Christmas Eve. We’re down at the beach visiting my Mum who lives at Tootgarook. It’s about an hour and a half’s drive south of where we live in Melbourne. The quirky tree ornament greeting us at her front door is made from coat hangers covered in tinsel. Yes, she’s my mum and all that […]

Will BIG MONEY chess work?

Chess, the Millionaire’s GameByJackie HammondDecember 23, 2014 9:19 pmChess is getting a millionaire makeover so that it can compete in the casino world and become more than just a game of minds.A new tournament held in Las Vegas aims to raise the profile of the competitive sport, and make it more commercially attractive. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Russian Army Accepts Both AK-12 And AEK-971

Coming on the heels of (and surely related to) news that Kalashnikov Concern has decided to launch the AK-12 on the open market, the Russian Army has announced today that both the AK-12 and the A545 (improved AEK-971 variant) have passed state trials and will be accepted into service with operational units for evaluation. Show More Summary

Changing course after Millionaire Chess

So quits school to pursue bid for world crownBy Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 24, 2014 - 12:00amMANILA, Philippines - GM Wesley So has decided to drop out of Webster University and move out of coach Susan Polgar’s...Show More Summary

Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year

A brand new year deserves a brand new blank journal! Make yourself one using the covers of a vintage book and archival drawing paper. Here’s how! Supplies for New Year’s Vintage Journal: Vintage hardcover book Archival drawing or sketching paper... Continue Reading ? The post Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year appeared first on Make and Takes.

Huge study regarding children & decision making skill

Kids' decisionmaking abilities linked to behavior in adolescence, Oregon State study concludesBy Amy Wangon December 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM, updated December 23, 2014 at 5:31 AMElementary school-age children who aren't adept at making decisions...Show More Summary

Kalashnikov Concern Has Launched The AK-12

Russian news media today reports that, one year after Mikhail Kalashnikov’s death, the company that bears his name has officially launched the AK-12 rifle on the open market. Russia Today reports: ??????? «??????????» ????????? ? ?????? ???????? 2015 ???? ?????? ??????? ????? ?????? ????????. Show More Summary

WGM Wafa Shrook defended African Women Chess Championship title

WGM Wafa Shrook defends her African Women Chess Championship titleDec 23, 2014by Oliver Shalala in Windhoek, NamibiaEgypt’s taliswoman chess player WGM Wafa Shrook defended her African Chess Championship title in Windhoek, Namibia when...Show More Summary

Gun Review: LMT M203 Grenade Launcher

Did you know that it is legal to own a grenade launcher? Yeah, that is pretty awesome. By the letter of the law you can also possess live HE grenades, but acquiring them is incredibly difficult. However a smattering of other rounds are...Show More Summary

Who Says Sox Are A Bad Christmas Present?

Recently I've been the recipient of a couple of awesome trade packages that it's high time I got around to showing. The first of them came from my good buddy Mark Kaz over at This Way to the Clubhouse. I've shipped him a couple of PWEs worth of Mets cards in recent weeks, and in return Mark sent a truly awesome package of Red Sox randomness... Show More Summary

Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

4 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Is there someone in your life that is just fanatic about their car? It could be 10 years old and it still looks new. I am not one of those people, but if you know someone like that, why no make them an Upcycled Car Trash Bag for their sweet ride. CraftADDchick takes a mattress […]

A Gun-Loving Girl’s Christmas List: Part Two

In the 24 hours since I spotted the piece on mygunculture.com about the best 15 Christmas gifts for gun-loving girls the theme has been picked up by other gun sites. Not only has it been picked up but the 15-item theme has stuck more...Show More Summary

Who is the favorite to be Carlsen's next challenger in 2 years? (Note the WC cycle has started)

Now that Carlsen has retained his title, who is the favorite to be his next challenger in 2 years? Caruana Aronian Grischuk Nakamura Anand again Someone else pollcode.com free polls Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Quick as old Saint Nick

One of my favourite pieces of advice, one of the best things I heard one friend tell another, was that when things are complex, you should stay nimble and light.  Try not to encumber yourself, so that you can respond, … Continue reading ?

The Great Rifle Controversy: 1955

Controversy over small arms is nothing new. Back in the early 1950s, when the 7.62x51mm was called the “.30 Light Rifle” and NATO still believed it could achieve the goal of a universal standard rifle, there was (quite naturally, given...Show More Summary

American Eagle 2014 One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

The 2014 American Eagle one ounce platinum proof coin commemorates the sixth and final principle of the Preamble Series, “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity.” Each 2014 American Eagle one ounce platinum proof coin contains 99.95 percent platinum and is packaged in a custom–designed portfolio presentation case.

Assorted vintage / old school pick-ups

I picked up a handful of assorted vg-ex cards and spent about an hour or so trying to create a post late Saturday night - adding pictures and commentary. After I thought I saved it and figured to set up another post - but I guess I wasn't...Show More Summary

Uziel Gal Rifle

The Galil rifle has become famous as the rugged but heavy Israeli Kalashnikov (by way of Finland). Less well known is the Galil’s competitor designed by Uziel Gal, who lent his name to the famous Uzi submachinegun he also designed. The...Show More Summary

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