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Diaries My Walden Pond

My Gun Situation

I now have a variety of firearms that suit many situations. There are a couple nooks and crannies than I would like to fill (shooting at 700+ yards, pocket gun), but I’m very satisfied with my arsenal. I’m also very satisfied by the service I’ve received from The Range by Jimmy Primo’s in Madison/Gluckstadt, Mississippi. Alex is great! So are many others I’ve worked with!

I think the darling of my collection so far is my Beretta Cx4 Storm. I’ve only fired it on one occasion and look forward to becoming expert at it. It’s so elegant!!!

And I do think I like Beretta’s design aesthetic. It’s so ergonomic. I bought a Beretta pistol and it feels great.

And I have a couple BB and pellet guns by the back porch. I have found it useful to have the ability to project power across my backyard and scare off, for example, neighborhood cats who are thinking that they own my yard and are bullying my kitties. We can’t have that! I don’t want to physically harm or injure anyone, of course! But being able to make some noise and make a ruckus from a distance is very satisfying. I want my yard to be welcoming to all critters, be they birds, raccoons, possums, other nice kitties, frogs, etc., even wasps! And especially spiders! And slugs! Fortunately, I don’t have to resort to a BB gun to impart manners to a slug or a spider. Just a nudge or wave of a hand will suffice.

Okay, I’m done for now. I’m sure that my gun situation will surprise and dismay some of my friends, and I am looking forward to having whatever conversations that precipitates. Or not! Maybe stoney silence is name of the game. Silent judgement. We shall see.

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Media Movies Recommendations Video

Beatriz at Dinner review – Salma Hayek takes on white privilege in savage drama | Film | The Guardian

A standout turn from the often under-utilized actor is one of the many joys of this carefully choreographed dinner party satire that acts as a cutting allegory of Trump’s America

Source: Beatriz at Dinner review – Salma Hayek takes on white privilege in savage drama | Film | The Guardian

I could not have put this any better myself I’m sure.  So I’ll just post this as is.  🙂  I highly endorse the use of the word “savage” in the lede.

I hope you watch the movie and enjoy it!

I watched this movie at a time in my life when I could probably most feel it.  I think it deserves to be linked with Movie Recommendation: The New Age in that context.

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News

Behold our glorious civilization!

https://qz.com/1386629/hurricane-florence-threatens-north-carolinas-pig-manure-lagoons/

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Society

Lots of supposedly precious life lost for no good reason

Yeah, we still need to fish. 😐 Of course it’s worth it.

Stupid idiots. We behave as savages. Get with it, folks. Time to grow up and become something better.

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A particularly good newsletter from The Dodo

http://newsletters.thedodo.com/t/ViewEmail/d/F56E328C9FCDF0812540EF23F30FEDED/14AA8E2C5D31B8593D3F7F9A22A6E02E

I love The Dodo anyway but this is a particularly good one. 🙂💜

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Climate Change

Consequences


A Chinese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. from worldnews

So now all the non-human animals have to die because humans have failed at living in harmony with their environment.

Scientists seem to hold out hope that there’s still time to avoid catastrophe but it ain’t looking good. Good job, superstitious idiots. I hope you’ve had a fun ride with your season tickets and your Bible and your traditions. I haven’t.

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Climate Change

Check out @MercyForAnimals’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MercyForAnimals/status/1027722460601442306?s=09

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Careful dog


Ok…that’s enough for now. from gifs

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Society

Frolicking piggies! 🙂

Check out @TheHumaneLeague’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheHumaneLeague/status/1026987641034690560?s=09

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The cutest Skateboarding Dog who can really ride a skateboard

Check out @dodo’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1026891220742746114?s=09