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Friday, December 30. 2011
TDB makes some fine duck boats for big water as well as for small. This is their 21 Sea Class.
Ugly boats that only hunters could love. Their website here.
Here's some winter Sea Duck hunting in Maryland:
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Nice boat. Say what you do when you kill the duck? Do you like drive real fast so it land in the boat?
LaRhonda you dumb ass.
Can't you see they shoot the ducks after they land and then scoop them up with a pool cleaner net. Damn girl you dumb.
Don't be calling my scrumpin bahookie a dumb ass. I never had no duck. I choke me a chicken an get some brabeque sawse an no way would I eat an old duck. Greezy. yuk.
Dumb boat. Dumb mens in it too.
You go girl. Dat old greezy duck, yuck.
Now I gotta go busta smooove mooove on Shawntel..he's got da full package fo fun TO-nite.
git tite girl
Jihadi Forum Outlines Use of Poisons for Terrorist Attacks
By Abdul Hameed Bakier
Jihadi attempts to procure lethal and destructive weapons are endless. It is especially disturbing when they attempt to experiment with and acquire chemical and biological weapons. One recent post on a jihadi website outlined a user's attempts at mixing chemical components to create deadly substances for terrorist purposes. The post, titled "The War of Poisons," was authored by a user with the pseudonym "Wajeh al-Qamar," who explained how to use different poisons against Americans in order to push them out of the Arabian Peninsula (http://alsayf.com, July 30).
Al-Qamar instructs fellow jihadis to mix cyanide with any type of body lotion that enlarges skin pores. According to al-Qamar's theory, the skin will then absorb the cyanide in three to five seconds. Al-Qamar claims that experiments have already been completed on rabbits, which he explains have a similar blood pressure to humans. In the experiments, the cyanide-lotion mix quickly killed the rabbits. As part of this plot, al-Qamar suggests that jihadis smear the door handles of cars owned by Americans with small quantities of the cyanide-lotion mixture, or spray it in the air-conditioning vents of their cars or houses.
In addition to the cyanide-lotion mix, al-Qamar suggests that jihadis use malathion and propoxur to poison Americans—insecticides that are available from farming markets and can be easily purchased. According to al-Qamar, the insecticides, after being mixed with a third poisonous substance, would have a dangerous effect on the target, although it will not necessarily result in death. Al-Qamar then says, "I vowed to invent stronger poisons than cyanide," and moved to explain how to pollute groceries of an American shopper with sodium peroxide and sodium oxide by injecting the fluids into their food products. Al-Qamar discusses other deadly substances that can be extracted from plants and explains how to transform them into either fluid or aerosol form. Al-Qamar acts as if he is an expert on chemicals since he uses medical terms to label the degree of health hazards that each substance might cause.
Regardless of the likelihood or effectiveness of the above terrorism strategies, they display the danger posed by jihadi use of the internet. If a jihadi with experience in chemical weapons was able to establish contact with a willing recruit in Europe, the United States or elsewhere, he would be able to transmit the necessary knowledge needed for a chemical attack. Moreover, direct contact between a handler and a recruit is not even necessary since the jihadi forums contain hundreds of documents outlining various methods to kill large numbers of people. The recruit does not have to be a member of al-Qaeda, but only a sympathizer willing to pursue the organization's ideology.
You could do a lot else with that boat besides hunt. Smuggle. Spy on people. Do a James Bond type mission....A lot of more interesting things than I am doing, cleaning house and doing laundry after a long week at work. As for those young ladies writing in, their language and thought processes seem somewhat primitive.
Here is something really funny for Bird Dog who hates cats...the cat in this looks just like the new member of our family.
If I may be so bold as to call you the fairest of names, Abigail. Your keen perceptions mark you as one of noble lines,with grace, fortitude , and courage. It makes a man bold to spin a whimsy of mind in hardfelt ways.
Rest ye well for tomorrow is another day.
Your obedient servant,
has some folks with names you'd appreciate, Totteringham:
Scooter Libby, Brent Scowcroft, Porter Goss [John Derbyshire]
If they weren't the names of Washington people, they would be villages in the English Midlands. As are all of these, except one:
I say. Do tell, Ms. Fotherinton-Smythe. You do bring up such imagingings I cannot tell you. Mr. Bond is, indeed, a most dear hero of mine in a hardfelt way, and I daresay he would enjoy that vessel for his more clandestine enterprises. I say, I shall have to send a query to my tailor to see if he can make me a suit suitable for an outing that I may mimic his endeavors without the fowl.
Oh, git down, y'all. Indeed.
Abigail, I entreat you not to receive Mr. Ralph Roisterdoister, IV, Esq overtures.
I hear he is not received in the best homes in Charleston, and that his Esquiry is in dispute.
Also Mr. Partick C.L. Totteringham has not been invited to this years Magnolia Ball at Churchill Downs due to his boorish behavior of late.
Instead, let us madcap our way to the Tavern on the Green in Central Park for champagne et benedict d'oeufs.
à votre beauté
P.R. Brent Cooper
Cooper on St. Germain
Several years ago (pre 1999) a research group, funded by the US Taxpayer, discovered that the best color for a naval ship is something mauvey--you know something on the pink side. At that time we had an admiralty with the _____to stand up and tell em "no way". Otherwise, our US Navy would be sailing pink ships today!
What charming company! If I had not been scrubbing the kitchen floor and advising a teenager on the murky 1960s politics of Indochina, I should have enjoyed dancing into the night with all of you!
Apple Pie, that was funny imagining the piink ships. Pink is for girl stuff. Pink lace underwear maybe, even a hot pink dress in youth (chuckling tonight with my kid as "What not to Wear" tried to coach an aging floozy that hot pink might not be the best thing for a tshirt for a woman her age...)
Ah, Tavern on the Green! Fond memories of youth! Tho my most romantic time ever in the city was playing hooky from a boring religious retreat with a most un-boring Jesuit novice and walking ten miles around the frozen, windy February streets one morning earnestly debating theology and falling under a spell...or was it hypothermia?
I say. Mr. P. R. Brent Cooper. Are you naked, crazed, and starving your progressive delusions? Not only is my Esquiry not in question, nor has it ever been despite your most wicked innuendo, my Squiry is without peer. Ah, Charleston. Nestor Craymon and I shall buy Charleston when I decide to leave the plantation which will be soon as that most vile hurruhcan, Hugo, lifted my most prized bass boat and bent it on a large oak tree. My passion has foundered in the pluff mud.
Now as far as the most delicious, delectable, and delightful Ms. Abigail Fotherington-Smythe - she has invaded my lymph and I shall have her. Blustering histrionics on your part and I shall be forced to grab a handful of your collar and rout you soundly for the cad you are. Do maunder on your way now. Benedicts d'ovum. Indeed.
not an ugly boat or a hunting boat...
but you'll want to check it out...
Quote:"My modern runabout. Single stepped monohull bulit in modern materials and lines from the late twenties."
two more pics...
great looking runabout, gumshoe. a breakthrough-looking retro monococque (sp?).
Daer Mister Roisterdoister, IV, Esq,
We uns don't git yore talk. We uns thank yore a anglish dandy, an wud druther shoot yew thon look at yew.
Are all septics from New England as mad as a bag of ferrets?
Sea ducks are dumber than a bag of hammers, probably the stupidest eating bird since the dodo.
It's not really hunting, more like gunpowder fueled darwinism.
I was out Friday, Kayaking, on a river in Scituate. No Cabin Cruisers to dodge, no Jet Skis disturbing the peace and quiet. Then I started passing the men in camo peeking out from behind the dry, brown river grass. Fake plastic ducks bobbing in the current. A parade of duck boats going back and forth, and the boom, boom, booming of shotgun blasts volley left and right.
Yellow kayak and PFD, I am not a duck. I understand that the accepted practice for duck hunting is not to fire until the quarry is in the air. My question is...How High?