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Thoughts on low cost tactical bolt action rifle options

It’s been a while since I did a gear review like this. In the realm of tactical rifles it’s easy to get into the multiple thousand dollar range fast, so the ones I’ve listed here do have price as a … Continue reading

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The European Union, NATO, and Russia

The European Union is a political alliance built over top of NATO. Specifically it was built over the top of NATO by Europeans who purposely see Europe as needing to unite as an entity to balance out the US as … Continue reading

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Not every “crisis” is an “injustice.”

Ponder the following statement: “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written in response to eight white “moderate” clergymen who urged MLK and the Civil Rights Movement to “show restraint,” slow down and work for change more gradually. History has decided clearly … Continue reading

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Coq a Vin

It’s been a while since this blog posted The slaughtered rooster has successfully been consumed in the French farmhouse style of cock in wine. The meat marinated in “Barefoot” pinot noir red wine for just over 24 hours. Bacon was … Continue reading

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Skinning a Chicken

Is way harder than you think it would be your first time. A friend and co-worker of mine gave me a year old rooster when I mentioned that I’d like to make “coq a vin” with an authentic “coq” and … Continue reading

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The rituals we have, the rituals we keep.

There are periodic events in life on the long term like birthdays and anniversaries, and there are periodic events that happen on shorter terms like church service, or paydays, and there are the daily rituals that we perform. The cycle … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Comfort Inn of Barstow, California

If you, for some reason, require lodging in the Barstow, California area, I cannot recommend the Comfort Inn. Seriously. It isn’t just one thing that makes staying at that establishment an exercise in disappointment, it’s all the little things. Like … Continue reading

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