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FIDE President’s Rapid Chess Cup in Ingushetia

FIDE President’s Rapid Chess Cup in Ingushetia Monday, 14 April 2014 13:18On April 13 the FIDE President arrived to Republic of Ingushetia (Russia). In Nazran he participated in the closing ceremony of FIDE President’s Rapid Chess Cup...Show More Summary

New Second Delivery Date, Monday, April 21st

The bees will arrive here sometime on SUNDAY. They will be available for pickup on SUNDAY. I will publish on this blog when you can come. Do not come here for pick up until I have published that we are ready. You will be turned away.The pick up schedule for Monday will be published tomorrow.

PK Machine Gun Predator Ammo Backpack

A Russian gun enthusiast has developed a Predator-style ammunition feeder backpack that holds 7.62x54mmR cartridges for the PK Machine gun. If my understanding of the Google-translation of the Russia text is correct, the backpack, feeding mechanism, ammo box and 450 rounds of 7.62x54mm weigh a total of 33.2 lbs (15.1 kg). The backpack has been designed […] Read More …

Chandler opens Chess Club in New Zealand

Grandmaster opens chess centreSIMON MAUDEThe country's one and only chess grandmaster will soon be nurturing up-and-coming talent in an old church hall in Auckland.Murray Chandler has just opened the National Chess Centre in Devonport...Show More Summary

The Secret City Of Great Blue Herons

Portland is an ordinary small town in Connecticut best known for its Brownstone Quarries but tucked away within its meadows is a large heron rookery. You may not see the herons on the nest from this photo but they are there. I counted...Show More Summary

Huge Wave Nearly Knocks Cod Fishing Crew Off Ship

Here’s living proof that your job is easy. These guys were cod potting, trapping cod in a large netted enclosure or “pot,” in Alaskan waters when a crushing wave throws the full wrath of nature upon them. The men are washed away lik...

Officials to Stop Minnesota Emergency Whitetail Feeding Plan

In February we wrote about Minnesota’s emergency feeding plan to help the state’s northern whitetails survive harsh winter conditions. Wildlife officials began the first emergency feeding in 18 years amid both support and controversy on Ma...

High-Speed Video: Shooting Federal Shotgun Loads

During my recent visit to the Federal factory we got to film quite a bit of what we were doing (more about that in a future column in the magazine) with high-speed cameras. We took video of me shooting two loads designed for completely different purposes. Show More Summary

Wise Craft - Interview with the author and book giveaway

My friend, Blair Stocker, writes the blog Wise Craft and has just published a book with the same name. Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love is jam-packed with a wide-range of....

Franklin Armory CSW

The folks at Franklin Armory are now selling a firearm called the CSW.  The gun uses many of the same bits and pieces of a standard AR-15, but does not have a pistol grip or shoulder stock.  Instead, the firearm uses a spade grip, similar to what can be found on the M2 machine gun. […] Read More …

More sewing!

It feels so good to be blogging again! And it’s so nice to chat with people in the comments. HI! As soon as I finished Ollie’s quilt, I already knew what my next sewing project would be: the Tiramisu dress, by Cake Patterns. I’ve been wanting to sew with some knits for a while, and THEN […]

Bag Balm: It's Udderly Wonderful!

Okay, I'll admit that's a corny title for a blog post. But it's true. When I was contacted last week about sharing the good news about Bag Balm with my readers, I jumped at the chance. You see, I've been using Bag Balm since my parents and grandparents used it on me for all kinds of things when I was a little girl. Show More Summary

Women's Grand Prix round 6 results

Round 6 results12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 1-0 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 910 GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 1/2 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 811 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 1-0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 71 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 1/2 GMShow More Summary

The Red Rocket

I suppose every pilot has a catalog of "dream aircraft" they'd like to fly before their gravity-defying days are over. My bucket list includes a quirky looking homebuilt called the Questair Venture. The Venture conjures up a unique set of images: blistering speed, eggs, air racing, and more than a crash or two. Show More Summary

US Championships 2014

For more information, please contact:Mike WilmeringCommunications SpecialistChess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louismwilmering@saintlouischessclub.orgField, Commentators Set for 2014 U.S. ChampionshipsSAINT LOUIS, April 14, 2014 -- Next month, the top chess players in the country will meet in Saint Louis to compete for the tile of U.S. Show More Summary

The 9mm Fixed? The Straight-Walled 9mm Automatic

  If you ever want to get a shooter’s attention, start an article with the following statement: “The 9mm Luger cartridge is flawed.” At least, it sure had mine. Shooting Times has published a detailed dive and analysis by Brad Miller, Ph.D. on the 9mm Luger and the proposed modern solution, the 9mm Automatic cartridge. The good […] Read More …

Seeking Out Unwelcome Guests

There’s something very matter-of-fact about seeking out non-native target species. There’s very little thrill of the hunt, very little excitement....

Tute Tuesday: Wooden Chain

2 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

I will admit that I have a fantasy about sitting on the porch, watching the world go by while I carve wood. It just seems so calming to me. Thanks to Magpirate I can live out my fantasy with her awesome detailed Wood Chain tutorial. This wood chain may take some time, but I have [...]

Origin of "zero tolerance" in schools

In the Clinton Presidential Library I found this memo, listing the administration's claimed successes in the gun control area. On page two, under "Enforcing Zero Tolerance for Guns and Other Weapons in Schools," is a notation that Clinton signed the...

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