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peashooter85:

An ornate 6 shot wheel-lock revolving musket decorated with gold, silver, ivory, and bone.  Originates from Russia, 16th century, possibly restored or added onto in the 18th or 19th century.

(Source: liveauctionworld.com)

Posted 1 month ago

thecivilwarparlor:

Happy Birthday To Fighting Irishman Patrick Cleburne-

Birthday March 17th 1828- And Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was born on March 17, 1828, in Ovens, County Cork, Ireland. He was an Anglo-Irish soldier who served in the 41st Regiment of Foot of the British Army. He is, however, best known for his service to the Confederates States of America.

He sided with the Confederacy at the outbreak of the War Between the States and progressed from the rank of private of the local militia to major general.

Cleburne, like many Southerners, did not support the institution of slavery but chose to serve his adopted country out of love for the Southern folks and their quest for independence. In 1864, he advocated the emancipation of Black men to serve in the Confederate Armed Forces. In early 1865, his dream became a reality but it was then too late—the war was lost.

Cleburne participated in the Battles of Shiloh, Richmond, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap and Franklin. He was killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864.

Due to his brilliant strategy on the battlefield Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne was nicknamed “Stonewall Jackson of the West.”

Cleburne said before his death at the Battle of Franklin:

“If this cause, that is dear to my heart, is doomed to fail, I pray heaven may let me fall with it, my face is toward the enemy and my arm battling for that which I know is right.”

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/45299

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steampunktendencies:

Wood carved spiral staircase, Pele’s Castle, Romania - Photo Taken By: Marc Osborn

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Posted 1 month ago

freeparadise:

3loco:

bourbonandclove:

That is not a record - that is a cross-section of a fucking tree. And it sounds like this.

I feel like crying

oh my god 

Posted 1 month ago
The bans on assault weapons are products of political hysteria rather than a public safety campaign. A 1990 Florida state commission estimated that “only one-tenth of one percent of the guns used in crimes were so-called ‘assault weapons.’” The FBI Uniform Crime Reports indicated that rifles of all kinds account for only four percent of the nation’s homicides, and the number of homicides committed with rifles has fallen sharply in the last decade. William Poole, an Arizona public policy expert, observed: “This whole issue of identifying so-called ‘bad firearms’ is the intellectual equivalent of counting beer cans along the road and banning the most popular brands.”

Many local and state assault-weapons laws, as well as the federal law, contain provisions apparently written by people spooked after watching too many Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. The federal law bans guns that have grenade-launcher and bayonet-mount attachments. But neither the U.S. Justice Department nor the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms could provide a single example of either grenade launchers or bayonets attached to assault weapons being used in any violent crime in the United States. (Grenade launchers were used by the FBI in their final assault in Waco, but the FBI would not be affected by the bill.)
Posted 1 month ago
thecivilwarparlor:

Origins Of The Rebel Yell- E 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, 1919 Reunion-
“They Came with Barbarian Yells and Smoking Pistols” Units were nicknamed for their apparent ability to yell during battle. The 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry ”White’s Cavalry” were given the nom de guerre of “Comanches” for the way they sounded during battle.
The Confederate yell was intended to help control fear. As one soldier explained: "I always said if I ever went into a charge, I wouldn’t holler! But the very first time I fired off my gun I hollered as loud as I could and I hollered every breath till we stopped." Jubal Early once told some troops who hesitated to charge because they were out of ammunition: “Damn it, holler them across.” ” — Historian Grady McWhiney (1965) Origins: The yell has often been linked to Native American cries. Confederate soldiers may have imitated or learned the yell from Native Americans, many of whom sided with the Confederacy. Some Texas units mingled Comanche war whoops into their version of the yell. The yell has also been associated with hunting cries. Possibly Confederate soldiers imitated the cries of their hunting dogs. Another plausible source of the rebel yell, advanced by historian Grady McWhiney, is that it derived from the screams traditionally made by Scottish Highlanders when they made a Highland charge during battle. At the Battle of Killiecrankie “Dundee and the Chiefs chose to employ perhaps the most effective pre-battle weapon in the traditional (highland) arsenal - the eerie and disconcerting howl,” also “The terror was heightened by their wild plaided appearance and the distinctive war-cry of the Gael - a high, savage whooping sound….”
Another interesting reference in a book by Lord Frederic Hamilton: “By the way, Irish cheering is a thing sui generis. In place of the deep-throated, reverberating English cheer, it is a long, shrill, sustained note, usually, very usually, very high-pitched.” The notion that the rebel yell was Celtic in origin is further supported by James Hill. “The first United States census in 1790 revealed a well defined ethnic division between the Northern and Southern states. In New England 75 percent of the people were Anglo-Saxons in origin, while Celts outnumbered Anglo-Saxons in the South two to one.” “A decade before the American Civil War the South - from Virginia to Texas was probably three-quarters Celtic.” This evidence is also supported by McDonald & McWhiney’s research into the Celtic nature of the Southern States. A final explanation, with special reference to the rebel yells uttered by the Army of Northern Virginia is that the rebel yell was partly adapted from the specialized cries used by men experienced in fox hunting. Sidney Lanier, the poet and Confederate veteran, described his unit’s yell as "a single long cry as from the leader of a pack of hounds." Considering the existence of many differing versions of the yell, it probably had multiple origins. 
http://www.mtv.com/artists/rebel-yell-00/biography/
http://joseph_staup.tripod.com/35thBattalion/hist6162.htm

thecivilwarparlor:

Origins Of The Rebel Yell- E 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, 1919 Reunion-

“They Came with Barbarian Yells and Smoking Pistols” Units were nicknamed for their apparent ability to yell during battle. The 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry ”White’s Cavalry” were given the nom de guerre of “Comanches” for the way they sounded during battle.

The Confederate yell was intended to help control fear. As one soldier explained: "I always said if I ever went into a charge, I wouldn’t holler! But the very first time I fired off my gun I hollered as loud as I could and I hollered every breath till we stopped." Jubal Early once told some troops who hesitated to charge because they were out of ammunition: “Damn it, holler them across.” ” — Historian Grady McWhiney (1965) Origins: The yell has often been linked to Native American cries. Confederate soldiers may have imitated or learned the yell from Native Americans, many of whom sided with the Confederacy. Some Texas units mingled Comanche war whoops into their version of the yell. The yell has also been associated with hunting cries. Possibly Confederate soldiers imitated the cries of their hunting dogs. Another plausible source of the rebel yell, advanced by historian Grady McWhiney, is that it derived from the screams traditionally made by Scottish Highlanders when they made a Highland charge during battle. At the Battle of Killiecrankie “Dundee and the Chiefs chose to employ perhaps the most effective pre-battle weapon in the traditional (highland) arsenal - the eerie and disconcerting howl,” also “The terror was heightened by their wild plaided appearance and the distinctive war-cry of the Gael - a high, savage whooping sound….”

Another interesting reference in a book by Lord Frederic Hamilton: “By the way, Irish cheering is a thing sui generis. In place of the deep-throated, reverberating English cheer, it is a long, shrill, sustained note, usually, very usually, very high-pitched.” The notion that the rebel yell was Celtic in origin is further supported by James Hill. “The first United States census in 1790 revealed a well defined ethnic division between the Northern and Southern states. In New England 75 percent of the people were Anglo-Saxons in origin, while Celts outnumbered Anglo-Saxons in the South two to one.” “A decade before the American Civil War the South - from Virginia to Texas was probably three-quarters Celtic.” This evidence is also supported by McDonald & McWhiney’s research into the Celtic nature of the Southern States. A final explanation, with special reference to the rebel yells uttered by the Army of Northern Virginia is that the rebel yell was partly adapted from the specialized cries used by men experienced in fox hunting. Sidney Lanier, the poet and Confederate veteran, described his unit’s yell as "a single long cry as from the leader of a pack of hounds." Considering the existence of many differing versions of the yell, it probably had multiple origins. 

http://www.mtv.com/artists/rebel-yell-00/biography/

http://joseph_staup.tripod.com/35thBattalion/hist6162.htm

Posted 2 months ago
Posted 2 months ago
antinwo:

http://www.ibtimes.com/gun-violence-down-49-1993-peak-despite-public-perception-high-crime-1243671
Same day as Sandy Hook school shooting- 22 Kids Slashed in China Elementary School Knife Attack 
Navy Yard Shooting: ‘Who disarmed the military?’ 
////Woops! Obama Ordered Gun Report Reveals Guns Actually Save Lives 
A gun report ordered in by Obama has ended up highlighting the fact that legal guns are actually saving lives and diffusing crime. Woops!
In a recent study orchestrated by the CDC and carried out by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, it was found that individuals involved in violent crimes who defended themselves using techniques other than carrying a gun were more likely to be injured when compared to those who were carrying a concealed firearm.
All-in-all, the Obama ordered report ended up finding more pros than cons in regards to the right to an open or concealed weapon. The report also reminds us of the numerous causes of gun deaths, citing that most gun deaths are at the hands of those who used a gun for their suicide — not homicide. The report highlights the poor state of America’s suffering mental health. The report states that suicide by guns outweighs the amount of deaths caused by violent crimes by 61%.
Anthony Gucciardi recently conducted an interview with Representative Joe Carr from Tennessee on this very issue:
The study then goes on to detail the prevalence of self-defense with a firearm, revealing that:

“Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence […]. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

The study also mentions mass shootings, and how these scenarios are the least common shootings of all. The study cites that since 1983, there have been approximately 547 victims and 476 injuries of mass shootings. To put that into perspective, thousands are killed each year from bats and human hands as Anthony Gucciardi has detailed in the mega article ‘A Brief And Bloody History of Gun Control‘.
Video: Debating A Gun Control Fanatic
In closing, this report is a perfect example of the facts outweighing both rumor and engineered public perception. The Second Amendment allows for enhanced self-defense, and most importantly allows law-abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminals.
// read more/watch video.. http://www.infowars.com/woops-obama-ordered-gun-report-reveals-guns-actually-save-lives/
i forget.. was gun violence mentioned in the sotu?

antinwo:

http://www.ibtimes.com/gun-violence-down-49-1993-peak-despite-public-perception-high-crime-1243671

Same day as Sandy Hook school shooting- 22 Kids Slashed in China Elementary School Knife Attack 

Navy Yard Shooting: ‘Who disarmed the military?’

////Woops! Obama Ordered Gun Report Reveals Guns Actually Save Lives

A gun report ordered in by Obama has ended up highlighting the fact that legal guns are actually saving lives and diffusing crime. Woops!

In a recent study orchestrated by the CDC and carried out by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, it was found that individuals involved in violent crimes who defended themselves using techniques other than carrying a gun were more likely to be injured when compared to those who were carrying a concealed firearm.

All-in-all, the Obama ordered report ended up finding more pros than cons in regards to the right to an open or concealed weapon. The report also reminds us of the numerous causes of gun deaths, citing that most gun deaths are at the hands of those who used a gun for their suicide — not homicide. The report highlights the poor state of America’s suffering mental health. The report states that suicide by guns outweighs the amount of deaths caused by violent crimes by 61%.

Anthony Gucciardi recently conducted an interview with Representative Joe Carr from Tennessee on this very issue:

The study then goes on to detail the prevalence of self-defense with a firearm, revealing that:

“Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence […]. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

The study also mentions mass shootings, and how these scenarios are the least common shootings of all. The study cites that since 1983, there have been approximately 547 victims and 476 injuries of mass shootings. To put that into perspective, thousands are killed each year from bats and human hands as Anthony Gucciardi has detailed in the mega article ‘A Brief And Bloody History of Gun Control‘.

Video: Debating A Gun Control Fanatic

In closing, this report is a perfect example of the facts outweighing both rumor and engineered public perception. The Second Amendment allows for enhanced self-defense, and most importantly allows law-abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminals.

// read more/watch video.. http://www.infowars.com/woops-obama-ordered-gun-report-reveals-guns-actually-save-lives/

i forget.. was gun violence mentioned in the sotu?