The BrickArms terrorist figure, Mr. Bandit – becoming known as Osama bin Lego – is currently backordered according to their website. However, they have a variety of other interesting offerings including “Spy Bond” complete with Uzi and American and German WW2 soldiers.. Don’t forget your weapons pack for each figure.
While the terrorist figure has created quite a stir in the Muslim world for “glorifying” terrorism, I think it would make a great target. I wonder what a direct shot with my .22 would do to “Mr. Bandit”. The front page of the BrickArms website has a Santa figure by his bright red tank… Not your daddy’s Lego toys…….
An important announcement from our friends at TexasFred.net:
We’re going to get together, get to know each other, get some chow in our bellies and get to enjoying some of our favorite toys while exercising some of our favorite constitutional rights. (Please note: range fees are on each individual.)
Please JOIN US and please HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
We’ll be there from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Feel free to come by whenever you like between those hours.
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Street: 1717 S. Jupiter Road
City/Town: Garland, TX
Hope all our North Texas readers will have an opportunity to join the gathering! I can think of no better way to spend an afternoon than good food, friends and shooting stuff….
We have been “down” at various points as we attempt to move from WordPress.com to a WordPress blog on a new server. Needless to say, it doesn’t always work as planned.
Bear with us as we continue to undergo changes (unless I just say to heck with it and stay where we are at)…..
UPDATE: We’ll stay here for now – I kind of like it here…. WordPress.com blogs DO have some limitations, but all things considered, we kind of like it here 🙂
DeLAND, Fla. — A member of the Qatar Army participating in parachute training made a hard landing on the roof of a business, an official said.
Salem Mohamed, 30, landed atop Advanced Manufacturing and Power, located at 1965 Bennett Drive around 11 a.m. and suffered minor injuries, Mike Johnston of Skydive DeLand said. His intended landing spot was at the DeLand Municipal Airport, about a mile away, Johnston said.
Paramedics carried Mohamed off the roof, and he was taken to a nearby hospital. From NewsChannel6
Well, maybe not.. However, we are experiencing some technical difficulties as I try to figure out why our sidebars moved to the bottom of the page. I’ll be working throughout the evening to get ATAW back to normal!
The Presidential election was too close to call. Neither the Republican candidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things. The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election.
Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner.
After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest take place on a
remote frozen lake in northern Minnesota.
There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out separately on this
isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. At the end of the first day, John McCain returned to the starting line and he had ten
Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having another ‘bad
hair’ day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day.
At the end of the 2nd day John McCain came in with 20 fish and Obama came in again with none.
That evening, Harry Reid got together secretly with Obama and said, ‘Obama, I think John McCain is a low-life, cheatin’ son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don’t even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.’
The next night (after John McCain returns with 50 fish), Harry asked Obama, ‘Well, tell me, how is John McCain cheating?’
Obama replied, ‘Harry, you’re not going to believe this, but he’s cutting holes in the ice.’
The FBI has recently received reports of two scams circulating within Central Illinois . Consumers can avoid victimization through awareness, weeding out fraud before it takes root.
Fraudulent telemarketing scams are estimated to cost over 40 billion dollars a year. The Department of Justice estimates the number of American consumers defrauded each year by fraudulent telemarketing at one in six.
Phishing using automated telephone calls
One scam is a form of phishing which involves an automated telephone call that appears to originate from a financial institution. The recording requests the victim to enter his or her debit card number for the purpose of reactivating the debit card. Consumers should avoid providing personal information over the phone in response to an unsolicited telephone call. Like many phishing scams, the victim may not even have an account at the financial institution. However, if the scammer is successful in finding a handful of responsive victims who do have an account at the claimed bank, the scam will generate revenue. When in doubt, contact your bank in person, or at a number you know to be valid.
Nigerian Letter Variation
A second scheme recently reported involves another variation of the Nigerian letter scam. For years, letters appearing to originate from Nigeria have circulated through the mail, over fax machines, and over e-mail. These letters claim to come from a prominent individual or company with access to a substantial sum of money. The writer purports to need someone with a bank account outside Nigeria to facilitate recovery of this large sum of money.
The most recent Nigerian letter claims to be from the “Anti Terrorist & Monetory (sic) Crime Division.” As with most spam, the content contains elements which are indicative of fraud such as:
If you have received a scam e-mail, please notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov. For more information on e-scams, please visit the FBI’s New E-Scams and Warnings webpage. From the Springfield FBI
You cannot be too careful. Play it safe. Don’t divulge credit/debit card information unless you know the person on the other line. Don’t click links on suspicious emails. Visit the FBI’s website and educate yourself against those wishing to scam you out of your hard earned money.
“A great civillization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” W. Durant
MyWay News is reporting the passing of George Carlin yesterday. My favorite offering from Carlin was as “Fillmore”, the hippish VW bus in the movie, “Cars”, one of our family’s favorite movies. However, I think Carlin asked an excellent question when he posed:
“Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?” he once mused. “Are they afraid someone will clean them?”