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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 3, 2015 - 04:13pm PT
He lied about his rank.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 3, 2015 - 05:00pm PT
The letter of recommendation from the French minister identified him as a Lt Gen.

The French?

He was Lt Gen of his local militia. Kind of like being a General in a US State Militia.

Captain in the Prussian army, aide decamp to the Emperor aren't qualifications to sneeze at, but the "magnificent fraud" angle does make for a better story. He wasn't faking what he was bringing to the table.

Not that he wasn't a player either. His claim that he was giving up great riches and position in Europe were false. He was broke and had bill collectors looking for him in Europe.

The "Magnificent Fraud" angle probably began to be played up in WW1 and continued into WWII to distance any German connection to the Revolution.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Jan 3, 2015 - 05:07pm PT
more americans have german ancestry than any other nation

They were actually Austrian, but close enough.

-zHapsburg

and orale, not counting Mexico (how many are packing I do not know, they did not ask on the census form)

-eZapata



A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center.




http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/05/01/a-demographic-portrait-of-mexican-origin-hispanics-in-the-united-states/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 5, 2015 - 09:05am PT
Facts About the AR-15

* The inventor of the AR-15 was Satan, though his patent has since expired.

* Scientists have confirmed the deadly effects of an AR-15 by giving it to a chimpanzee who then murdered them.

* Scientists agree that each year the AR-15 will grow more deadly until it kills everyone in the entire world.

* Some believe that Hitler was in fact an AR-15 in a rubber mask.

* In the Garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve access to every firearm out there except for the AR-15 which he told them not to touch because it was too evil. But then the NRA, in the guise of a serpent, told Eve that the AR-15 is really fun to shoot. So then Eve took the AR-15 and started shooting all the animals in the garden because she is one awesome chick.

* The part that makes the AR-15 so extra deadly is the handle on top. The AR-15 would be used in less murders if it were more inconvenient to carry.

* It was an AR-15 that told Miley Cyrus to dance like that.

* Bullets that are normally harmless will kill instantly when fired out of the AR-15.

* The reason AR-15s have that prominent handle on them is because the most requested feature for an assault rifle was to be able to carry it like a Hello Kitty lunch box.

* If you find yourself surrounded by AR-15's, know that they will fire automatically if they sense fear.

* The AR-15 is easily concealable and can fit inside a matchbox.

* The AR-15 is the leading cause of global warming from how its bullets shoot holes in the ozone.

* A very small percentage of gun deaths are attributed to the AR-15 because it is very good at disguising itself as other guns to frame them.

* What are the differences between an M16 and an AR-15? Scientists agree that it is something.

* The AR-15 can be rendered harmless by giving it only a 10 round magazine as people always miss with the first ten rounds and an AR-15 takes an hour and a half to reload.

* The AR-15 can shoot through schools.

* In a battle between Aquaman and an AR-15, Aquaman would break down and buy it so people might think heís more manly.

* There were no shooting deaths until the invention of an AR-15. No one even considered using a gun to shoot another human being until someone saw an AR-15 and said, "I bet I could use this to kill a lot of people."

* There was an assault musket similar to the AR-15 used by the worldís most evil pirates, but it was pronounced "Arrr-15."

* The Assault Weapon ban was needed because it is well known that an AR-15 with both a pistol grip and a flash suppressor would be unstoppable by any modern military.

* In Europe there is no such thing as an AR-15 and thus also no such thing as murders. Instead of being violent, people there just drink wine and smoke cigarettes all day.

* If you are shot by an AR-15, you become one and kill others.

* The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jan 5, 2015 - 09:47am PT
Even if someone manages to kill an AR15 it becomes a "ghost gun" and continues its murderous rampage.
couchmaster

climber
Jan 5, 2015 - 09:55am PT
Judge Alex Kozinski, son of holocaust victims said this:

" The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."

That could never occur here. Our President is a good dude although he can AND DOES kill Americans without a trial, but only if a secret court thinks it's OK, and when he accidental kills an innocent American child or 2, meh. But that's just "progress". Nope, never happen here.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2015 - 10:12am PT
not only that, but it was a couple of centuries ago when people wore tri corn hats.

Times change, at least in some minds

Ha! When we have to consider what style of hat a criminal (or our criminal government) is going to employ in violating our inalienable rights, then I guess that a discussion of hat-style control will be relevant here.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2015 - 10:27am PT
madbolter, I imagine you well know that Thomas Carlyle addressed those
issues in 1833 with his Sartor Resartus. Must we digress?
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2015 - 01:28pm PT
I was not aware, Reilly. Thank you for the heads-up and well-deserved rebuke. Having now done just a touch of research on the subject, thanks to your heads-up, I see what a severe digression it was. And my mind is now at rest regarding the philosophy of clothes.

Well, except for the fact that Carlyle has the young man sitting around talking about Kant, and no good can come from that. Indeed, any philosophy of clothes motivated or informed by Kant could only result in atrocities of style!

But, even now I digress. So sorry!

Carry on....
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 5, 2015 - 05:05pm PT
I said he still did the deed, but donini told he sounded like a german.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Jan 5, 2015 - 05:55pm PT



WBraun

climber
Jan 5, 2015 - 06:00pm PT
More guns is what America needs.

You liberal pussies go fuk yourselves.

You all cry like little girls when they come and take your clean underwear.

Men with guns will fight for clean American underwear.

Gawd Damn you stoopid American libertarded pussies have lost your stoopid to begin with brains ......
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 5, 2015 - 06:01pm PT
So when you raise a red herring in your argument against guns you lose me. Not a valid point.

Conservative members of SCOTUS should be willing to expose themselves to the same risks they are asking us to bear.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 5, 2015 - 06:18pm PT
You mean they should go climbing?


,or drive on the freeway?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Jan 5, 2015 - 06:45pm PT
WASHINGTON Ė Today, President Barack Obama will announce the Omnibus AK-47 Relief Executive Order, which among other things will allow for the open-carry of AK-47 rifles by black citizens in all National Parks ...

Gwine to Yosemite Less than A million Man March (photo credit: Waltham News-Carbine)



Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 9, 2015 - 04:19pm PT
The Armed Citizen:
A Kansas gun store owner shot during an attempted robbery Friday afternoon has died, police said.

John Bieker, co-owner of She's a Pistol in Shawnee, was one of four people shot after four assailants tried to rob the shop about 2:10 p.m., said city spokesman Dan Ferguson.

Three of the suspects were also shot, and a co-owner of the store suffered minor injuries.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-four-people-kansas-gun-store-20150109-story.html

If only someone at the store had been armed none of this...oh, wait...
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Jan 9, 2015 - 08:03pm PT
The best line I have read about the childish obsession so many Yanks have with their guns was written by Dave Barry (very slightly paraphrased):

In the U.S., drivers use guns for turn signals.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 16, 2015 - 11:56am PT
The Armed Citizen:
An apparent bathroom stalker on the Riverside City College campus attacked a student, who stabbed him in the neck with a pencil, campus police said Thursday.

The student was washing her hands in a women's restroom in the Math/Science building when she looked behind her and saw the man, campus Police Chief Jim Miyashiro said in a statement.

She told police he pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her. She then stabbed him in the neck with the pencil. He got off of her, and she ran to class.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-riverside-city-college-bathroom-attacker-20150116-story.html
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 20, 2015 - 08:54am PT
The Armed Citizen:
A 9-month-old baby boy died Monday after he was shot in the head by his 5-year-old brother in their grandfather's Missouri home, police said.

The 5-year-old found his grandfather's .22-caliber revolver in the bedroom and was playing with it when he ended up shooting his younger brother, said Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White. The baby was in a playpen in the same room and the bullet struck him in the head.

"He was apparently fascinated by the gun, as most young kids would be," White said.

The 9-month-old was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he later died.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-missouri-boy-shot-by-5-year-old-20150120-story.html

They should have given the kid a pencil. He'd be protected from assault, and his brother would still be alive.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 20, 2015 - 11:16am PT
The Armed Citizen:
A Fresno teen accidentally shot himself Sunday as he tried to intimidate his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, police said.

The teen fired half a dozen rounds into the air in front of a home at about 1:30 a.m. before the gun jammed, according to Fresno police.

He tried to clear the gun, and that's when he shot himself in the leg.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-teen-accidentally-shoots-himself-20150120-story.html
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