Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you all!

Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you all!

Thank you to everyone who has visited and supported this blog over the years. A special word of thanks to everyone who has gone to the trouble of commenting on the various posts - I appreciate your efforts as I know it’s not always an easy task - not with that annoying CAPTCHA thingy which at times can be impossible to decipher.

May you all enjoy a safe and blessed holiday season!


Michael Lawson said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Sure Bro , to you too and thanks a helluva lot for all your hard work and hours of research you put into your articles . It has been well worth reading and I hope you will continue through 2014 . Nice to read here in Granada in Nicaragua. Greets from Central America and Merry and Safe Christmas to you and yours.

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Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2014


James said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks TIA!! The same to you, and thanks again for all the work you put into this blog. May you and your family enjoy a safe Christmas and an excellent New Year!

Boertjie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Geseende Christusfees daar ook en alles wat mooi en goed is!

whiteson said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks Tia. Enjoy your Christmas and a happy 2014 . Hear from you soon.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Christmas shopping in South Africa...

Pops said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks TIA

See you next year!

Pops, Auckland

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Festive Seasons Greetings to you and yours. merry Christmas from us here in Vancouver.

Loem said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks Tia thanks a moer of a l0ot !!!!!

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Feliz Navidad

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Russian AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

MOSCOW – Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, has died at the age of 94.

The AK-47 — "Avtomat Kalashnikov" and the year it went into production — is favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies. An estimated 100 million guns are spread worldwide.

He died Monday in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic where he lived, said Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the republic's president.

Kalashnikov often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to bloodshed.

"I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence," he said in 2007. - Sourced from Foxnews


The question has often been asked: Did he really invent it or did he simply copy the design concept of the German StG 44 Sturmgewehr?

The Gun that Changed the World

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

TIA thank you for taking time to blog. I have always enjoyed your writing, sometimes I do not agree, often I am provoked to thought but whichever your blog is a worthwhile read. A recent comment on Mike's blog you said... "In the end it is best to keep these people in the dark and not advertise your personal views to nobody." This I think sums up our problem. We are so controlled, taught what to do and think under the guise of being politically correct that people no longer debate or speak freely. How sad. I have been following a page for a while and wonder if you would be interested in the link. It has to do with biometrics and facial recognition and while it takes a while to get used to, you will never see the world the same way again.
Anyway thank you I hope you still continue to blog in 2014 and I will continue to read.
May our Heavenly Father hold you close and bring you comfort in the coming year.

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