Friday, June 23, 2017
A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month. A member of Joint Task Force 2, he made the shot from a high-rise building. It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target, The previous record was held by British sniper, Craig Harrison, who shot and killed a Taliban attacker from 2,475 metres in 2009 using a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
St Paul writes that each person is like unto a cracked pot in terms of being righteous. Mother Angelica adds that it is precisely through our imperfections the light of Goodness is truly shared.
jpr: we the faithful call on the church to write/add the Book of Mother Theresa, and the Book of Mother Angelica to the New Testament. Why the hell not?
Pte William Kemp, Cpl Sandy MacDonald, and L/Cpl James Wilson, Scottish soldiers caught behind the front lines in WW2 escaped their captors after convincing them they were from the Soviet Union. They ditched their uniforms in an effort to get back to their lines in France and when captured spoke only Gaelic, a language the Germans did not speak. An atlas was produced, they pointed to the Ukrain, a German allie at the time, and were transported to Spain and released.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
This morning I stopped at Dollar General to buy some underwear. It's been about 15 years since I last purchased same. As a person ages past a certain point it matters less and less if I've got my drawers on. Sometimes I can't remember. And other people understand. They expect that I might be going "commando" at any time or place. The reason that I decided to purchase some Hanes is that I've gotten tired of sitting around naked. Alright that's not true but others are tired of me sitting around naked and so I figure wtf a little compassion for others probably won't kill me (Jesus couldn't say that). So I go to Dollar General, knowing that my new underwear will already be broke in and a little threadbare (my preference) at the Generals. I went to pay for my shit and had an enlightenment that I shared with the cashier and the others in line. I said "when Kentucky Legalizes POT, Dollar General will be the first place to sell it. Or so I hope. Everybody laughed out loud but I wasn't joking.