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    The Ultimate Optics Guide to Rifle Shooting... a comprehensive guide to using your riflescope on the range and in the field.

    It is actually a pretty good read. Most people don't really know how to get the most out of their optics.
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    Reading two books. 'Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor' by Bruce Campbell. (After reading his description of shooting Alien Apocalypse and Man With the Screaming Brain in Bulgaria, followed by making My Name is Bruce on his own property up in Oregon, in a "town" constructed of scrap lumber, I felt compelled to order a DVD from Amazon containing all three films. The best $8.68 I've ever spent, I'm sure.) Includes the 'Burn Notice' years, wherein we find that he hated almost everything about Miami except for one very groovy bar.

    Also reading 'Ice' by Tracy Marrow a/k/a Ice-T. Hard to know how much of the writing is his own and how much is "polish" by his co-author, but it very much sounds like the man, himself, and the writing is very, very good. I know a lot of people form their opinion of Ice-T from the anti-police lyrics of his rapping years, and I look forward to seeing how he deals with that in his book. Judging by what I have read so far, I strongly suspect that he will deal with it honestly. He was a middle-class kid from New Jersey whose parents died when he was very young, and who got sent to live with relatives in Los Angeles. Never a gangbanger himself, he nevertheless went to school with some of the worst of the worst and watched the Black street gangs morph from relatively benign groups rooted in mutual protection into murderous criminals obsessed with money and revenge.
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    "Chinese Astrology", Pelanduk Productions: The Five Elements:

    "By wood can be produced fire, by fire can be produced earth...; from earth can be produced metal...; from metal can be produced water...; from water can be produced wood...." page 47.

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    Deciphered it means that water is the most powerful, as it can set the whole course of nature on top of its head, for as fire is met by water, the government upon Christ's shoulder is of Heaven.

    Meaning Earth will meet the LORD in the air because He is everywhere first and foremost, and if one is sent to hell, or the fire, there will be no water there, Yeshua said, the fire is not quenching.

    ~~~~~~~THE SEVEN SEAS OF SEVEN OCEANS~~~~~~~boats...motors...oil...platforms caught fire, God said to not hurt the oil and the wine of the vine of the Earth to create for pollution.

    From earth can be produced wood, the tree of life stands for a most sacred place, that mankind cannot touch it or be near it, just because the tree of knowledge of good and evil was by God forbidden.

    Meaning Earth will meet the LORD in the air because He is everywhere first and foremost, and if one is sent to hell, or the fire, there will be no water there, as Yeshua said the fire is not for quenching.
    "The Gospel of the Holy Twelve": http://www.essene.com/NazareneGospel/index.html & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUwM4026BHI

    All-vegetarian, all-vegan farms, via the 5th Amendment: Genesis 1, Leviticus 24:18- 21, Psalm 50, Isaiah 1, Isaiah 66:3

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    Reading To Kill a Mockingbird again. My favorite book.
    At the end of the day...I am still glad that I am me. Tail and all.

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    "Prehistoric London: It's Mounds and Circles" by E. O. Gordon
    "The Gospel of the Holy Twelve": http://www.essene.com/NazareneGospel/index.html & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUwM4026BHI

    All-vegetarian, all-vegan farms, via the 5th Amendment: Genesis 1, Leviticus 24:18- 21, Psalm 50, Isaiah 1, Isaiah 66:3

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    The Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha || Revised Standard Version + College Edition, 1962

    This version was purchased at a used book store, and it has never failed to provide exactly what is needed at a particular time. As in fact, there is not a single version of the Bible, whether a particular version is considered to be redacted or not, or to have different words placed in several places as substitutes, study further, because you are required by what Christians know to be the truth to study to show oneself approved, a workman not ashamed of what they have been shown by scripture reading, that the truth will unfold before them.

    America has a duty, as a birthright, to study the truth regarding the lost tribes of Israel. This is not a matter that has never been political. Heaven is a real place, not a figment of someone's imagination. Hell is real also, although there may be purgatory in between. Even the Apostle Paul prayed for ‘the household of Onesiphorus’, (2 Timothy 1:18). He had helped Paul at Ephesus. There is also the example of 2 Maccabees the 12th chapter, verses 44-46.

    A priesthood of believers is what the correct Biblical teaching is. A heretic lived inside of the Vatican: The red emperor called Diocletian. The pink dragons. Amos 5:8, the destruction of the temples of the original saints called Christians.

    They threw Daniel the prophet in the lions' den. How long has gone the entrapments for the souls of men? The day they thought Noah was still a fool when the evidence was in abundance. The Bible states that no man, not even the flesh that was called Jesus, knew the day or the hour, only his Father who is in Heaven.

    A'mer'i'-ka, what a selfish finding. A thousand bolts of lightning strikes, Vladimir Putin. What the world is saying: 'America has wasted lives, it is time for its ruination. The jew$ are a problem. They would light the whole world on fire for a lie'.

    America has been blessed above all of the nations of Israel. That a river divides Manasseh in half, and that a map depicts how things are in terms of nations.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Manasseh
    "The Gospel of the Holy Twelve": http://www.essene.com/NazareneGospel/index.html & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUwM4026BHI

    All-vegetarian, all-vegan farms, via the 5th Amendment: Genesis 1, Leviticus 24:18- 21, Psalm 50, Isaiah 1, Isaiah 66:3

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated."~ Mahatma Ghandi

    Wild Horses terrorized, dead, imprisoned: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/ OUTLAW ALL KILL SHELTERS, CREATE SANCTUARIES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Right now reading 'Going the Other Way' by Billy Bean - the autobiography of the first openly gay former Major League ballplayer.

    Just finished 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' by David Lagercrantz. If you read and enjoyed the late Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy - 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo', etc. - have no fear...Lagercrantz has done an absolutely masterful job of continuing the story. Not all continuation novels are anywhere near as successful as this one in capturing the intricate plotting, the slow buildup of suspense, and all the other elements that make the original so entertaining. Lagercrantz has done it in a masterful way.

    Before that, I tried to read David Labrava's 'Becoming a Son'. I'm a big Sons of Anarchy fan, and particularly liked Labrava's 'Happy' character on the show. I'd read that he had led an interesting life and was looking forward to reading his book, but... If ever a book needed a professional editor or co-writer and very obviously did not get one, this is it. From the simplest thing like not indenting paragraphs, to narrative flaws like changing ages in the middle of a story and jumping around from one time period to another with apparent randomness, this book is a hard, hard read. From reading some reviews, as well as flipping through the unread 3/4 of the book myself, I discovered that Labrava does not even mention his motorcycle club affiliation, which is actually one of the things I mostly wanted to read about. Doing and smuggling drugs, getting laid and surfing are all fine in their place, I suppose, but it's tough to make a big, dense, very badly written book fascinating with only those things to work with.

    Before that attempt, I read one of the finest Sherlock Holmes stories I've ever encountered - Molly MacBird's 'Art of the Blood'. I've been reading Holmes since I was about twelve, and have been searching out and reading continuation novels and pastiches by authors other than Conan Doyle for almost as long, and 'Art of the Blood' is up there near the top of my personal favorites list.
    I just recently finished Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. I don't usually read novels, but this one is a classic, and it is so different from the original movie. Her style makes it almost believable.

    You gotta read Grapes of Wrath; it runs rings around the movie: classic actors but just a small portion if the book.

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    @Green Arrow I just started The Romanovs by Montefiore this week. Great narrative.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    @Green Arrow I just started The Romanovs by Montefiore this week. Great narrative.
    I think GA has made the very wise decision to spend less time here. I barely see him around anymore.
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I think GA has made the very wise decision to spend less time here. I barely see him around anymore.
    True. I don't either. Still, he may enjoy discussing the book if he pops in.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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