- It's Photoshop Phriday.
Unwanted soundtracks indeed.
- Woman Preparing For Driver's Test Plunges Car Into Canal.
I'd had to see her try the parallel parking.
- Robots patrol the world cup games.
They haven't found Sarah Conner....yet.
- Clutter your GUI desktop like your actual desktop.
So, I guess this is the true implementation of a paperless office.
- Two people killed in Fla. prison shooting.
No, it wasn't the inmates this time. It was the guards.
- Biting the hand that freed you.
- Officers honored for finding man's penis.
I guess they broke out the dick dogs.
- Cop accused of beating wife over group sex.
She's not a donut pumper.
- Do not microwave gunpowder.
From the "No Duh" category of Brainiac.
- Minigun for sale.
Group Industries M-134 Mini Gun transferable and in immaculate condition. Very rare serial #0001. Gun is currently registered on a form 4.
Additional photographs available on request.
We are willing to entertain serious offers contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All NFA rules apply.
Impact Item #: minigun
Hmmm, $400k for this, or maybe paying off all the bills. I'll take the minigun!
- If you can't swing the real minigun, try the airsoft version.
The M-134A2 is powered by both electricity and compressed air. The electricty comes via a high powered battery and powers the motor which controls the rotation of the barrel and the compressed air source physically propells the BB out the barrel. Inside the reciever is a central hub machined from Delron, a frictionless polymer compound, which houses a complex series of cams and bolts. During each revolution, the central hub, through a patented firing system engineered by Paul Piper of Piper's Precision Products (Patent 6,152,125) will pick up a BB from the central hopper and chamber it into the barrel. Each barrel has its own dedicated bolt and loading system independent from one another. It fires from a closed bolt system and features collasping design to insure no damage will occur due to misfire or misfeed. As each barrel rotates into the 11 o'clock position, it passes in front of the constantly expelled compressed air that is activated by the trigger, thus firing out the BB. As one barrel is firing the others are in the stages of being loaded, thus producing the high rate of fire. The weapon features many failsafe systems to minimum damage and wear and increase reliablity. In fact, the R&D test and demo M-134A1 model used by both Piper's Precision Products and X-Caliber Tactical over the last two years has to date reliably fired over 1,002,000 rounds without any maintainence or notable wear.
When paintball just won't do the trick anymore.
The UN small arms conference.
- U.S versus the UN over July arms conference - the article.
Americans mistakenly worried the United Nations is plotting to take away their guns on July 4 -- U.S. Independence Day -- are flooding the world body with angry letters and postcards, the chairman of a U.N. conference on the illegal small arms trade said on Wednesday.
"I myself have received over 100,000 letters from the U.S. public, criticising me personally, saying, 'You are having this conference on the 4th of July, you are not going to get our guns on that day,'" said Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka's U.N. ambassador.
"That is a total misconception as far as we are concerned," Kariyawasam told reporters ahead of the two-week meeting opening on Monday.
For one, July 4 is a holiday at U.N. headquarters and the world body's staff will be watching a fireworks display from the U.N. lawn rather than attending any meetings, he said.
For another, the U.N. conference will look only at illegal arms and "does not in any way address legal possession," a matter left to national governments to regulate rather than the United Nations, he added.
The campaign is largely the work of the U.S. National Rifle Association, whose executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, warns on an NRA Web site (http://www.stopungunban.org/) of a July 4 plot "to finalise a U.N. treaty that would strip all citizens of all nations of their right to self-protection."
Kariyawasam said, "The U.N. conference will not negotiate any treaty to prohibit citizens of any country from possessing firearms or to interfere with the legal trade in small arms and light weapons."
The group also asks members to write to John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, urging him to "ensure the defeat of this treaty." Bolton's office confirmed he had received tens of thousands of cards from concerned Americans.
"We understand their concerns and will work during the conference to communicate their concerns," Bolton spokesman Richard Grenell said.
At the same time, 1 million people around the world -- symbolizing the number of people killed by guns since the last U.N. small arms conference in 2001 -- have signed a petition backing stronger controls on arms deals in a campaign organized by Oxfam International, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms.
The June 26-July 7 U.N. conference was called to review a 2001 U.N. action plan aimed at stemming the illegal global trade in small arms, which, as defined by the United Nations, range from pistols and grenades to mortars and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.
The action program set out broad guidelines for national and global measures to track arms sales, promote better management of government arms stockpiles and encourage the destruction of illicit arms.
- U.S versus the UN over July arms conference - the non-conspiracy side.
But here’s the thing: The UN isn’t going to vote to do anything on July 4th, because like the rest of its host country, it will be observing the Independence Day holiday and taking the day off. It’s unclear if delegates will be grilling ‘dogs and downing brewskis under a “When in Rome” dictum, but they won't be working.
Nor will it be voting to take your guns away on July 3rd or 5th, or some other day nearby.
The one thing it is doing on guns this summer is discussing the progress of its ongoing efforts to cut down on illegal gun trafficking, particularly focused on guns that wind up in the hands of terrorists.
The UN Small Arms Review Conference is going to “review progress made in the implementation of the programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.” (Don’t you just love it when they spell programme that way?)
The conference will debate and send a report to the General Assembly.
What the report will say remains a subject for discussion, which is why the UN has set aside a couple of weeks for the conference. Maybe they’ll come up with some restrictions aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of Al-Qaeda. Or the Weather Underground or ELF, for that matter. Maybe they won't. What the General Assmebly does with the recommendations is also unknown.
But there will be no discussion of regulating legal gun sales, a UN source said. No call for countries to change their constitutions.
- U.S versus the UN over July arms conference - the conspiracy side.
Actually, this May 11, 2006 letter was penned by none other than one of the most anti-gun senators in the Congress -- Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI).
What especially caught GOA's attention is that Sen. Kohl emphatically states that the UN is NOT trying to disarm us.
"Current UN proposals do not infringe upon these [Second Amendment] rights," he says. "The State Department has assured me that 'the Convention is intended to address the problem of transnational trafficking in firearms, and is not meant to regulate the internal firearms trade' of individual nations, including the United States."
Did Kohl really say that? And did the State Department really say that current UN proposals don't infringe upon Second Amendment rights? That the UN is only interested in stopping the international trafficking of firearms, and is not trying to infringe the rights of law-abiding citizens?
Well, as they say on the farm: that's just horse-pucky.
The fact is, the United Nations has ALREADY TRIED to impose mandatory gun controls for member nations. In 2001, delegates from more than 140 nations met together to hammer out various firearms restrictions. But there were a few countries -- most notably, the United States -- that resisted all efforts to discuss legally binding measures or restrictions on civilian ownership of firearms.
The hero at that conference was our very own John Bolton, who at that time was an undersecretary for arms control at the State Department. Bolton, who is now the US ambassador to the UN, said that our country would not support any language that conflicted with the constitutional right of our citizens to keep and bear arms.
That was the proverbial monkey wrench in the cog wheel. Without US support for mandatory restrictions, the agreement became a "voluntary" one.
The leading organization that is pushing for global gun control is IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms). They are the umbrella lobby group for all the anti-gun groups at the United Nations.
IANSA is helping coordinate an international convention this July 4 to discuss, among other things, "the importance of regulating guns owned by civilians." This is the latest series of conferences where nations are putting together a global gun control treaty.
But Sen. Kohl is either lying or is ignorant to what the UN has been up to. All he needs to do is check the IANSA website to see what the global gun grabbers are saying about the upcoming global meeting on small arms. Kohl tells his constituent that the UN "will not infringe upon the rights of U.S. citizens to bear 'firearms such as hunting rifles and pistols.'"
But that is exactly what a majority of the UN delegates want. In its 2006 report, Bringing the Global Gun Crisis Under Control, IANSA defines small arms as "weapons that can be carried and used by an individual, for example, revolvers, pistols, rifles, shotguns, sub-machine guns and assault rifles." So, it sure sounds like they're talking about regulating the kinds of guns that average citizens own.
Here's my suggestion. This holiday buy some ammo, go shooting, buy some beer, then grill out and drink with family and friends. Also, don't mix the alcohol and shooting, driving, etc.