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This, children, is how we used to connect to the internet.
this gif should be slowed down immensely for accuracy.
I can hear the sound as I watch this and it makes me want to scream.
my god yes
Sig Sauer P226 Texas edition
Where’s astrokid when you need her?!
The great state of Texas!
"What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back."Chester Bennington (via teenager90s)
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Bill Cosby (via psych-facts)
October third and fourth of 1993…
The Battle of Mogadishu took place on October 3rd and overnight to the 4th. This mission was apart of Operation Gothic Serpent. Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, Air Force Rescue and Air Force Combat Controllers, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, and pilots from the 160th Spec Ops Aviation Regiment. The overall goal was to swarm in to a meeting in the city between Mohamed Adids lieutenants. Shortly after large groups of armed militants attacked the U.S. Forces and shot down two Black Hawk helicopters. In the end, 18 service members died, along with 80 injured. Many personnel were awarded for their actions. Two Delta Force snipers received the Medal of Honor after fighting and perishing while defending one of the crash sights.
Lest we forget the deceased
** - SFOD Delta - **
MSG Gary Ivan Gordon - Killed defending Super 6-4 - Received Medal of Honor and Purple Heart
SFC Randy Shughart - Killed defending Super 6-4 - Received Medal of Honor and Purple Heart
SSG Daniel D. Bush - Crashed with Super 6-1, mortally wounded defending the crew - Received Silver Star and Purple Heart
SFC Earl Robert Fillmore, Jr. - Killed moving to the first crash sight - Received SIlver Star and Purple Heart
MSG Timothy “Griz” Lynn Martin - Mortally wounded by an RPG on the ‘Lost Convoy’, and died en route to Germany’s Field Hospital - Received Silver Star and Purple Heart
- 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment -
CPL James “Jamie” E. Smith - Killed around the crash sight of Super 6-1 - Received Bronze Star with Valor Device, and Oak Leaf Cluster as well as a purple heart
SPC James M. Cavaco - Killed on the Lost Convoy - Received a Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple heart
SGT James Casey Joyce - Killed on the Lost Convoy - Received a Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart
CPL Richard “Alphabet” W. Kowaleski, Jr. - Killed on the Lost Convoy by a RPG - Received Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart
SGT Dominick M. Pilla - Killed on Strueckers Convoy (1st Convoy to move back to base) - Received Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart
SGT Lorenzo M. Ruiz - Mortally wounded on the Lost Convoy and also and died en route to Germany’s Field Hospital - Received Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart
** - 160th SOAR - **
SSG William “Wild Bill” David Cleveland, Jr. - Killed on Super 6-4 (Crew Chief) - Received Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
SSG Thomas “Tommie” J. Field - Killed on Super 6-4 (Crew Chief) - Received Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
CWO Raymond “Ironman” A. Frank - Killed on Super 6-4 (Copilot) - Received Silver Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
CWO Clifton “Elvis” P. Wolcott - Killed in Super 6-1 Crash (Pilot) - Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Valor Device, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
CWO Donovan ”Bull” Briley - Killed in Super 6-1 crash (Copilot) - Received Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
** - 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division - **
SGT Cornell Lemont Houston, Sr. - Killed on the rescue convoy - Received Bronze Star with Valor Device, de Fleury Medal, Purple Heart
PFC James Henry Martin, Jr. - Killed on the rescue convoy - Received Purple Heart
** - Malaysian Army - **
LCPL Mat Azan Awang - Killed when his vehicle was struck by an RPG - Received Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa
"Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile]. So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.” So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” –and we’re still running-”if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level."
From the Art of Expressing The Human Body, there’s this little story about Bruce Lee, arguably the greatest martial artist that ever lived, during a training run told by John Little, a close friend of Bruce (via meinhartfit)
I have quite a few promo postcards lying around, and most of them are old and not much use anymore. So I’m giving away three packs of 4 postcards each. The purple ones have a little white doodle in the front (like so), but otherwise, all the postcards are untouched. So you can either keep them to yourself as mini-prints, or actually use them.
All you have to do is reblog this post* and you’ll be included in the random selection! This will be running from now, throughout the weekend, until Monday 29th, morning (GMT). I’ll announce the 3 winners shortly after. I’ll send these anywhere in the world.
*Reblogs only! Likes are sweet, but won’t count.
If there’s a lot of interest I might dig into my stuff and add a few more goodies so a few more people will get something.
Very last reblog for all those who haven’t seen this yet!
I don’t know how to explain what that means anymore than I know why pretty much everyone knows the feeling.
It isn’t a migraine- but every sound is grating, every touch, everything. For people with PTSD, this feeling often comes right before or after a panic attack. I’ve learned over the years though that it isn’t something only people with mental illness experience.
Things you can do:
1. Cocoon yourself. They make weighted blankets, and if you experience this often enough(and have the cash to shell out for them)- they’re pretty cool. But if not, get as many blankets as you can and wrap yourself in them. You want a solid, stable sensory experience. For whatever the reason, the weight helps slow down the racing heart and may even allow you to sleep.
2, Take a shower in the dark. Take a night light or something like that in there with you- if you won’t be able to do it in the total dark. Make sure everything is as quiet as possible, and then either take a shower or bath in the dark. I prefer almost too hot water myself. Showers in the dark are great for sensory input, because turning off the lights makes you pay more attention to your other senses, and you get physical, auditory, and smells too.
3. Going in public? Wear a jacket. If you can avoid over heating in one- that is. Wearing a jacket will help add sensory input- and keep your nerves from picking up every stray accidental touch/whisper of the wind. Also carrying a grounding object in your pocket that you can rub/squeeze can help.
4. Plank. Or really- any sort of thing that puts strain on a lot of muscles. Personally I like holding push up position, or doing downward dog. You probably don’t want to be doing something that requires you to move/touch too many different things- which is why you want things that put tension, but require you to remain relatively still.
5. Joint Compressions. Start with your your shoulders- work your way down to your fingers. and then from the hips own the leg to the ankle. They advise doing each joint three times. A lot of children who have nerve issues are advised to get special brushes (they have soft bristles- and lots of them) so that they brush along their arms and legs in order to help calm them down.
6. Beanie babies or other weighted dolls. Once again, this is something I learned from working with children. I’m not sure why it works, but it has. It’s probably that the weight provides a more solid sensory input- and the fact that it is a doll- it can also be a comfort toy of sorts.
I bought a 1911!
It’s a Colt 1911 100 year anniversary model (Series 70 trigger), model O1911ANVIII. It’s an all steel, completely blued, classic 1911 exactly like I wanted. I wanted to buy one of these a long time ago but nobody ever has them in stock. I went in to get a 1991 and saw this one and had to have it. I’m so happy I got this instead of a 1991 model, it’s beautiful.
It came in a very nice, classic Colt blue box with some neat extras. There’s an old Army Ordinance manual reproduction in there along with the normal manual. The 1911 itself was wrapped in old wax paper and came with 2 magazines. There was also a lock, disassembly tool, chamber flag, and pamphlet with the history of the 1911. I also bought 600 rounds of .45. Hopefully I’ll have time to take it to the range later today before I see my girl. I’m so psyched to shoot it.
it’s lovely, nice find man.
Now, this is beautiful!
Gunblr I get paid tomorrow. Do I get a blued Govt. sized Colt Series 80 1911 (Model 1991) or a PEQ-15 (ATPIAL-C) for my Mk18?
I have a Glock 26, threaded Glock 19 and an RMR’d, suppressed Glock 17 but I want a steel gun for fun at the range and I’ve always wanted a classic 1911. Not interested in a high end custom but I also don’t want a cheaper RIA or newer design like the Sig offerings. A few local dealers keep the 1991 in stock.
The PEQ-15 is more for looks on my Mk18 than anything. I already have a DBAL-D2 on it and the PEQ-15 won’t ship until December. I’m thinking I want to wait on it.
As far as my Benelli M4 or Block II builds go I’m not starting those until my Surefire suppressors come in and I really save up. I have gear now and plenty of ammo.
Which one should I get?
Get the 1991, hands down.
Get the colt. 80 series. You’ll thank me later.
Why do they say “Never forget” on this day?
Because those of us that weren’t there and didn’t live through this day thirteen years ago have forgotten. We go about our lives not remembering that our world has been changed forever. Everything feels and seems so normal.
We forget the men and women who lost their lives in the towers, the field and the Pentagon. We forget the firefighters that rushed into the inferno and by doing so, saved so many lives. We forget the men and woman of our armed forces who are scattered across the globe; fighting everyday to keep America safe.
Let us not forget what it means to be Americans… Let us not forget the true meaning of freedom. And let us never forget.