We talked about “civil asset forfeiture” just the other day. It’s basically a multi-million dollar legal loophole that allows police officers to steal giant amounts of private property without cause or recourse.
Rand Paul has just introduced a bill to put a stop…
Pessimism is a useful prism through which to view the affairs of states. Their ambition to gain, retain, and project power is never sated. Optimism, toward which Americans are generally inclined, leads to rash predictions of history’s ending in global consensus and the banishment of war. Such rosy views accompanied the end of the Cold War. They were also much in evidence a century ago, on the eve of World War I.
This weeks American hero.
Red YouTube’s w/ 160mg MDMA
Yellow Warner Brothers, Purple Plus-Minus w/ 200mg MDMA
they sure are getting creative with E these days.
I am, for the next month, [gantry followspot operator] 3 of 8. It seemed important that you all know this.
You’ve landed on the assimilation square and lose all individuality. Please proceed directly to GO and pick up your tubules.
I have no idea what is going on I just need that gif on my blog and in my life
"Marius’ Mules" was a nickname used for the soldiers of Rome after the Marian Reforms were introduced in 107 BC, which resulted in a standard set of heavy armaments that had to be carried by each soldier.
Gaius Marius was a major Roman military and political leader in the later Roman Republic, introduced numerous reforms to the Roman army. The most important:
- Soldiers did not have to be a member of the upper classes or own land.
- Soldiers did not have to provide their own armor and weapons.
- The military was no longer disbanded in times of peace (standing army).
These reforms greatly strengthened Rome’s already powerful military and caused massive changes to the Republic.
Has anyone seen my virgini-tea?
man this is all insani-tea
this is absurdit-tea
You guys are all having detrimental effects on my sani-tea
Is this reali-tea?
is this just fantas-tea
Or is it all just Moriar-tea?
this post is now a threat to national securi-tea.
23” blade, 31 1/2” overall
With a particularly heavy & thick qiangang blade inlaid with seven brass dots. The hilt fittings being of thick, heavy brass covered in nickel. The scabbard with brass chape & throat fittings. The blade with many surface scratches from cleaning, all of which can be polished out. The scabbard cracked & in need of replacement. At 2 lbs 6 oz. (1 kg) this duan jian is the heaviest example I’ve encountered.
Shorter jian like this one are often overlooked by collectors & martial artists who prefer longer blades. Personally, I have always found these short heavy jian interesting as they are the sort of side arm men carried when they really expected to need a weapon around town. Furthermore, the heavier examples, such as this one, play like & would cut as powerfully as any full length jian, but be much easier to wield in the close confines of a city or town’s alleys.
(From one of our old catalogs, http://www.sevenstarstrading.com/site/)