Some more spectacular rally crashes for you

The video title refers to them as Finnish rallies (or is that Finnish rally drivers?), but some at least were filmed in other countries.  One can only admire the way the drivers hurl themselves at natural obstacles, seemingly intent on beating them into submission.  Of course, it usually ends up the other way round . . . Peter

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Superstition strikes again – fatally

I see the old “medicine-man-can-defeat-bullets” myth is still out there. A Nigerian healer has been shot dead after encouraging one of his customers to test the efficacy of his bullet-proof charms. Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed wearing the pendants around his neck after he instructed the man to fire his weapon. The incident happened in the country’s south-eastern Imo state and police say the shooter has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Some Nigerian doctors claim the charms harness various powers and can cure  illnesses. There’s more at the link. It’s easy to mock such beliefs, but they’ve been around

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Starting over: replacing one’s firearms battery

Ryan, over at the Total Survivalist blog, put up a thought-provoking article recently titled “Starting a Firearms Battery Over“.  In a situation where “the guns I currently have were ALL lost in a boating accident/ fire/ etc.”, he asked how and with what he would replace them.  Click over there to read his proposed solution to the problem. I found his answers interesting, but I approached the problem from a different perspective.  My biggest concern with most firearms owners is that, in a practical scenario, they aren’t able to produce rapid, accurate, aimed fire on demand.  If you were to take

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