E.E.F. – Marauder

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It’s the Marauder for the E.E.F. WIN! (See Say Uncle’s  EEF definition) Hat Tip to Borepatch. The Marauder is a product from the Paramount Group of South Africa. For £100,000 I would definitely be interested in owning a Marauder. Who is the US Sales rep I need to contact?

Critter Sighting – Mule Deer

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Critters!

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A critter sighting summary from Canada. Two Foxes Three Moose Small herd of Bison Twenty-two Deer (two bucks)   Good News! It’s supposed to warm up to just below freezing tomorrow.

The AT&T Android app AT&T Smart Wi-Fi on the Samsung Galaxy Note II disables Wi-Fi while purporting to connect to ‘free’ AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots. It doesn’t connect to ‘free’ spots. Instead, it redirects to billable ‘on-air’ spots. Actually, the AT&T Smart Wi-Fi app disconnects your legitimate Wi-Fi connection and reverts to AT&T or roaming […]

Temperature Dropped Some, eh?

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From 63 degrees and sunny to 8 degrees with freezing fog. See Google Earth location: 53.0701593244, -116.792034411 View Larger Map Today’s News from Edson, AB, Canada’s Weekly Anchor: Rob Merrifield announces destruction of long-gun registry records On Oct. 31, Hon. Rob Merrifield, M.P. for Yellowhead, announced that the long-gun registry, with the exception of registry […]

Lookout Mountain

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Picture at dusk: 10/25/2012

I travel. A lot. And sometimes, I backtrack to places I have been to earlier in my life. These places provide interesting before and after snapshots for the ‘camera’ of my memory. Rock Hill, South Carolina – the home of my great grandparents, is where I find myself today. Since the last time I was […]

Sneaky: Munich Starts Oktober in September

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Oktoberfest Begins in Munich Beer and Boobs! What’s not to like?  

As Embassey’s Around the World Burn – Other Important World News:

Kate Middleton’s Boobs

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Kate Middleton’s Boobs

Are fabulous. h/t Pat Dollard

Arrived into the home airport slightly behind schedule, but all is good. I met some more interesting folks at GBR VII and look forward to the next GBR meet-up! I’m looking for who to credit for donating the Sig-Sauer Adaptive Carbine Platform (ACP-Enhanced) that I won in the Saturday raffle. It’s very cool. I installed […]

Gunbroker.com, where I have personally purchased several interesting weapons sponsored our GBR VII breakfast.  Yummy! We met up at the range for some always challenging Steel Challenge shooting.  The fastest time I saw was posted by Derrick – The Packing Rat – with a total time of 2.24 seconds for five targets.  Amazing! Tonight is […]

Hugely fun day the range. I even hit the 300 yard steel target with my 1911! More magazine weirdness, though. This time from Triple K. Manufacturer: Triple K 974M Item: Triple K Colt 1911 Magazine .45 ACP 7 Rounds Stainless UPC: 730745009746 It may be hard to see, but the yellow arrows point to bulges in […]

GBR VII: Day Two

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Thanks to the NRA and Staphanie Samford for breakfast, we’re off to the range for some shooty goodness.  

A new addition to the GBR participants is none other than Bill Quick from Daily Pundit – the first blog I read some seven (?) years ago. Welcome to GBR VII! We’re looking forward to a great day at the range tomorrow. Our afternoon stock-up run to Cabela’s provided an unexpected finding: Kimber Magazines do […]

GBR VII: And So It Begins …

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VII Arrived in Reno last night.  Here we go!

Reno  – September 5-9, 2012 I’m in!  

Free Pussy Riot

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Verdict deemed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be “excessively harsh”. Update: Pussy Riot release new single: Putin Lights Up the Fires  

I just arrived this afternoon. Anyone want to have a beer at the Marriott? Ruby Falls 1720 South Scenic Hwy Chattanooga,TN 37409 423-821-2544    

Congratulations to Ernie Els

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South Africa’s Ernie Els won The 2012 Open Championship with an overall score of 7 under par. Great job Ernie.  Perseverance pays off. The four bogies on the back nine for Adam Scott put Ernie Els into contention. Adams’ missed putt on 18 sealed Ernie El’s victory and avoided a playoff.  

TSA finds suspicious ‘package’ at SFO

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On July 9 at SFO airport, the TSA’s suspicions were aroused by a ‘package’ found in a man’s trousers. They worked ‘hard on‘ their screening methods to ascertain the 13.5″ of manliness belonged to none other than Jonah Falcon – the man with the world’s largest penis. Note to TSA: Get out of our pants! […]

GBR VII – Registration and Hotel Codes

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Here is the the Interactive PDF registration form for Gunblogger Rendezvous VII.  Fill it out online, then print and mail with your $30 check. The secret code at the Silver Legacy hotel in Reno, NV is GBLOG12.  Use it to make your reservation and score free WiFi September 5th through the 9th. Good times!  

On the left are GT cars (which are probably about twice as fast as your car). On the right, you’ve got F1 cars on the same track. It’s not even close. Cool side-by-side comparison of cool versus awesome. h/t kottke.org

… but no time for frankfurters in Hamburg. My 5th excellent European adventure has come to a close. In the past five weeks I visited London, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Milan. It’s great to be back in he USA! If only the chefs in Milan would cook bacon like they do in Germany, it may have […]

If you book a one-way flight from the U.S. to Europe, or Europe to the U.S. you will be quoted an (economy class) cost from $3,400 to $4,200. But if make your reservation as a round-trip, the total cost is often less than $1,000 in total (less than $500 each way). Book an ‘economy’ round […]

Ferraris in Milano

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Visual sightings confirm that there are at least two three Ferraris in Milano. You don’t look for them, so much as you listen for them. And the sound is pure awesome!

60th HISTORIC INTEREUROPE CUP (GTSCC – F.3 Classic Trophy – Boss GP, Pre ’63 GT – U2TC – 1000 Km – Tutto Alfa) Monza, 1 – 2 – 3 June 2012 Translated from Cristiano Mandelli’s article in Monza News: There will be 250 historic racing cars on the track in Monza Coppa Intereuropa an event […]

Mystery Panties burned in Brazil

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A pair of women’s underwear that fell out of a Brazilian legislator’s briefcase on the floor of Congress two weeks ago has been incinerated after no one stepped forward to claim them. h/t Reuters

Does Traction Control have any readers in Italy?

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I just returned to Milan for another week or so … Drop a line in the comments.

Does Traction Control have any readers in London?

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I just arrived into Heathrow area for about a week. Drop a line in the comments.

No Monza weekend for me

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I did get within about 18,000 feet of the legendary Monza track, but it receded into the distance below as Lufthansa flight 277 took me from Milan back to Frankfurt. Travel was somewhat complicated when the left rear wheel of my oversize bag shredded during an open road haul from the hotel to the office. […]

Cinisello Balsamo

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The legendary banked turn track of Monza is 20 minutes from here. Autodromo di Monza‎ Via di Vedano, 5 20900 Monza Monza e Brianza 039 24821 monzanet.it‎ Hmm … I may just have to rent a car this weekend.

Felt right now (3:19 PM Milan Time, 9:19 AM Eastern Time). Most likely an aftershock from event 4km ENE of Camposanto, Italy or this: M5.1 – 0km NE of San Prospero, Italy 2012-05-20 13:18:03 UTC Update: Video on CNN International now. Update 2: M4.7 – 5km N of Finale Emilia, Italy 2012-05-20 17:37:15 UTC I […]

ISSF World Cup

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The ISSF World Cup is being held in Milano. Teams from Australia, Beklarus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, and The United States are competing in 10m, 25m and 50m events today. Championship results can […]

Exactly one week ago to this very minute I was giving a presentation to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSOC) and the Chief Scientific and Technical Officer for SEAL Team 3’s sniper operations about some ‘very interesting’ technology. Today, I’m having cocktails en Milano de Italia. It’s amazing the things you […]

Got Alps?

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Majestic is a good word to describe the Swiss Alpines. Snapshot from the plane between Stuttgart, Germany and Milan, Italy this afternoon. Click pic to embiggerize.

My trip started out well enough on Saturday when I left the house at 3:00 PM.  I had an hour and 45 minutes before the scheduled flight to get to the airport and check my oversize luggage. At 4:05 PM, just as we we about to board the flight to London, the Gate announced the […]

May 11, 2012 – San Diego

After a week at home, now I’m off to San Diego for a meeting, then to London, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Do I have any Traction Control readers in Germany?

Sometimes You Ride to the Event …

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… and sometimes, the Event Rides to You. The Laughlin River Run is heating up. In Kingman, AZ, 32 miles away, I am seeing the influx of bikes from all around. The Laughlin River Run is hailed as the largest motorcycle event on the west coast. Come see Historic US Route 66 the way it was […]

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