Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Perils of Grave Robbing



There aren't many of this class of old firearms from the 18th Century above ground. That's because they are firearms designed to take on grave robbers.


Grave robbers worked at night so as not to be seen, but this also meant that they may not see these guns mounted on a grave, and would probably not see the trip wires. 


Several trip wires could be fitted to the trigger mechanism, running in different directions. This not only covered a wide area, but it also meant that any one of these wires could swivel the gun in the direction of the intruder. (h/t)


They were referred to as "Grave Guns" or "Cemetery Guns".


Monday, June 1, 2015

Party?


Klu Klux Klan carnaval in Canon City, Colorado. 1925

Sometimes there is weird and sometimes weird takes on an entirely new meaning. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Negotiating with Obama

“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board, and then struts around like it won the game.” - Vladimir Putin

The Obama Administration has denied that Vladimir Putin said that, so consider it in that light.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Shape of Truth

Truth does not become more or less true, whether those who know it are many or few. It has never been masses or mobs who shaped destiny but single individuals, visionaries, innovators who are scorned and isolated by the very masses who reap such benefit from their work.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Freedom and Spiritual Danger

The Human Condition:

We cannot be free without being free to harm ourselves. Advances in technology can remove physical dangers from our lives, but when it does, spiritual dangers increase. By spiritual danger, I mean danger to your integrity, your decency, your sense of life. 

Spiritual danger can not conquer you without your own consent. But once you have consented, those dangers are all-powerful because no outside force can come to your aid. Spiritual dangers are always faced alone.
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