Monthly Archives: July 2010

SAF & Alan Gura sue Maryland over carry permit denial

Second Amendment Foundation & Alan Gura sue Maryland over carry permit denial.

The Second Amendment Foundation and a Baltimore County, MD man today sued Maryland authorities in federal court because the man’s handgun permit renewal was turned down on the grounds that he could not demonstrate “a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.”

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Joining SAF in the lawsuit is Raymond Woollard, who was originally issued a carry permit after a man broke into his home during a family gathering in 2002. Woollard’s permit was renewed in 2005, after the man was released from prison. That man now lives about three miles from Woollard. Defendants in the case are Terrence B. Sheridan is the Secretary and Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, and three members of the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board, Denis Gallagher, Seymour Goldstein and Charles M. Thomas, Jr.


How to Make Granola

Because you can’t save the world on an empty stomach or if it’s TEOTWAWKI, you still got eat:

How to Make Granola

My daily breakfast of yogurt and granola is (almost) as important to me as my morning coffee. Those crunchy baked clusters and bursts of fruity sweetness wake up my taste buds and give me enough fuel to make it through the morning. I might even go as far as saying that eating granola makes me happy. OK, maybe the coffee gets partial credit for that, but I do love granola.
Baking up a batch every couple of weeks is another nice ritual. It’s really easy, and unlike the store-bought alternative, you can create exactly the balance of fruit, nuts, grains, sweetness, and richness you want.
This slideshow will show you the basics of granola-making, whether you want it rich and sweet, or lighter, more liked a baked muesl.

The Flight of the Money – Where Has It Gone?

The Flight of the Money – Where Has It Gone?
Obama’s policies terrify business community; capital is leaving, cash is being hoarded.

By Dan Kennedy
Business & Media Institute
7/14/2010 2:02:24 PM

Two months ago, the “new” General Motors made possible by government bailouts, theft of shareholders’ equity for forced re-distribution to unions, and managerial change at government’s gunpoint, was held up as shining example of success – it was even repaying its debt to Uncle Sam early.

But the week of the Independence Day, GM announced its urgent need to borrow five billion dollars, to use in re-paying debt (ie. paying its VISA bill with a new MasterCard) and as cash reserves to counter anticipated slumping sales.

As Arte Johnson used to say on “Laugh-In:” v-e-r-y interesting.

If you go to a movie set, you will see perfect-looking streets, each building front rich in detail, looking as real as real can be. Yet its only façade. One thin piece of painted sheetrock propped up. Walk around behind it, there’s nothing there.

That’s GM. State pension funds in 30-plus states people are counting on, upside down in toto by trillions. Obama’s stimulus. There are signs stuck here or there with his logo on them, proclaiming the dirt mound or torn up street his “stimulus at work.” The sign-maker was stimulated. Who else? That’s this entire economy. A façade. Walk around behind it: there’s nothing there. No real job creation, no business investment, no real estate investment, nothing much happening but very un-hopeful hoarding. Where has all the money gone?