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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Illinois Switchblade Knife Ban REPEALED

(PHOTO SOURCE = Hell if I can remember: SORRY!)

This one is for JonT!


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

BRIEF SUMMARY = No FOID CARD (or a Concealed Carry License) means NO CLICK KNIFE FOR YOU!  Don't carry in Chicago, which has knife laws akin to Great Britain.

Seriously, in all the decades of my life here in Illinois, not a year went by without me seeing at least one person sporting a switchblade.  Knife bans are silly.  Knife bans do not keep knives out of peoples hands, pockets, or purses.




Saturday, August 19, 2017

REVIEW: Randolph Aviator Sunglasses. I bought 'em, I wear 'em, I like 'em.

My money, my choice.



A well made, durable case for protecting the glasses when they are not perched on my melon.


Microfiber cleaning cloth. 

Spare parts and a toolkit stored in a pouch crafted into the lining of the case.

Spare screws for the temples and frame, spare nose pads, and a hidden screwdriver.





Saturday, August 12, 2017

Is your favorite website or blogsite blocked by the Russian Government?

(NOTE:  to have Google check the SAFETY of a site you want to visit, click the following link and then enter the site's URL to obtain a health check.   https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search )  This assumes that Google is being righteous ...

As a backdrop on Internet censorship in Russia, click the following link and read an informative Newsweek article (7/31/2017).  http://www.newsweek.com/how-vladimir-putin-cracked-down-russias-internet-644176




SOME DUDE just launched a free, non-profit, online-tool called BlockedInRussia.com. It lets anyone check to see if a website is blocked in Russia.  Click on over there and see if something you see in your locale has been whacked by the Russian Government.

How does SOME DUDE perform this magic?  Hell, I dunno ...



EDIT:  as of 8/13/2017  (just to check things out)
http://www.drudgereport.com is NOT blocked in Russia.
https://www.voanews.com is NOT blocked in Russia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_Russia#Blacklist_law IS blocked in Russia