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Posts by MarkL

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  • Madeleine Albright: Hamas putting civilians in line of fire hurts Israel’s ‘moral authority’

    07/22/2014 9:51:27 PM PDT · 17 of 35
    MarkL to chessplayer
    I once thought that dim-bulb, Albright, was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the US. I guess she was, until Hillary, though John eFFin Kerry is catching up to Hillary!

    Mark

  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 1:08:05 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    MarkL to george76

    I thought “Commie DaBlassi” shut down the charter schools.

    Mark

  • UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas

    07/20/2014 5:12:25 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    MarkL to Olog-hai
    It's no surprise that the UN would arm the terrorists against Israel.

    Mark

  • This pets interrupting yoga video is what the internet was made for

    07/20/2014 5:10:14 AM PDT · 18 of 29
    MarkL to raybbr
    Why are so many filming themselves doing yoga. And, that woman at the end must have know what the big dog was going to do.

    My best guess is to check their technique and form, if they're by themselves. I used to video tape myself when I was doing competitive shooting. I would set up a video camera and tape myself to watch & critique my form on draws and reloads.

    As to knowing what the dog was going to do, I hope not...

    Mark

  • Here's the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

    07/19/2014 6:02:36 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    MarkL to Perdogg

    Boba-Jason?

    Mark

  • Feds to pay for $50 million resort for illegal alien teens: Nothing but the best for our new guests

    07/16/2014 7:58:00 AM PDT · 21 of 32
    MarkL to SeekAndFind
    It sure is good to know that there must not be a single homeless veteran anywhere in the USA for them to spend this much money on illegal aliens. They must have hit the lottery! They sure have plenty of money.

    Mark

  • Pentagon’s big budget F-35 fighter ‘can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run’

    07/16/2014 12:43:16 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    MarkL to DesertRhino
    Essentially claiming that those things will always win in any air combat encounter.

    I seem to recall the same sort of things being said at the beginning of the Viet Nam war. The F4 Phantom was a fighter designed without a gun.

    The DC brainiacs were wrong then... How much smarter are they now?

    Mark

  • Obama and race: why Eric Holder's words stirred such anger (+video)

    07/16/2014 12:24:41 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    “Holder views the world through a racial prism that distorts his judgment,” he writes....

    And of course, it doesn't help that he's a corrupt political hack... Don't forget that he was behind both the FALN and Marc Rich pardons at the end of Clinton's administration.

    Mark

  • Stars Remember ‘The Last Starfighter’ Three Decades Later

    07/15/2014 5:49:31 AM PDT · 5 of 48
    MarkL to Jack Hydrazine

    Holy crap I’m OLD! I remember when that movie came out! Great fun! Robert Preston was a hoot in that movie.

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it, I would imagine that today it would look REALLY cheesy for first time viewers, but I remember it fondly.

    Mark

  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/11/2014 12:55:55 PM PDT · 35 of 37
    MarkL to MOgirl

    Very sorry for your loss.

    Mark

  • BBC Refusing Airtime to Deniers of Climate Change, Striving for Gender Balance

    07/08/2014 9:20:05 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    MarkL to Unam Sanctam
    Galileo, Newton, Einstein — thay all questioned the scientific consensus of the day! And we’re told that one must never do so... Of course science has NOTHING to do with raising questions /sarc

    And let's not forget that they had to tamper with their observed results in order to make it conform to their assumptions, an act that would invalidate any "experimental results," had there be real scientists involved, rather than political hacks.

    Mark

  • Laredo Mayor: No Taxpayer Money to Help Illegal Immigrants (Won't raise taxes on citizens)

    07/07/2014 9:54:05 PM PDT · 7 of 28
    MarkL to BuckeyeTexan

    You can not have a welfare state and open borders. Period.

    What I don’t understand is when did immigrants become eligible for government aid in the first place, let alone ILLEGAL aliens?

    When my grandfather immigrated from Poland, he needed an economic sponsor so as to not become a burden of society.

    Mark

  • Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses

    07/07/2014 9:29:10 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    MarkL to Steelfish

    Where does a federal court get the standing to rule that a state must issue drivers licenses? Drivers licenses are strictly issued at the discretion of the states.

    Mark

  • BBC Refusing Airtime to Deniers of Climate Change, Striving for Gender Balance

    07/07/2014 8:22:27 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    MarkL to Up Yours Marxists

    Well, you have to admit that this same tactic worked well for the Catholic Church and Galileo.

    Mark

  • Abbas calls for an immediate end of Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/07/2014 6:34:25 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    MarkL to Eleutheria5
    All it would take for Israel to stop attacks would be for gaza to stop launching rockets into Israel, and to stop the kidnappings, murders, and bombings of Israel.

    Abbas's line, ""save the lives of our people and their property and spare the innocent."? There are no innocents in Gaza. They freely elected Hamas as their government. Just like we're paying for Obama's immaculation, they need to pay for electing a terrorist organization as their government.

    Mark

  • Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge

    07/07/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    MarkL to george76
    In yet another example of the blatant lawlessness of the Obama regime, when reports of falsifying records in the VA hospitals, the FBI should have launched investigations in every one of them, seizing computers and records, and questioning employees.

    If I recall correctly, falsifying federal documents is a felony. Covering for those falsifications or federal records is conspiracy, also a felony. Finally, anyone who received a bonus due to the falsified records is fraud, also a felony. And if it can be proven that deaths resulted due to the felonies committed, that people could be charged with certain levels of (at least) negligent homicide.

    There was NO reason that criminal investigations weren't immediately begun except to protect government union employees from criminal charges. In other words, Obama and Holder allowed veterans to suffer and possibly die, to protect the jobs of corrupt government workers.

    Plain and simple, if Holder isn't impeached over this one example of his refusal to actually do his job, then the republican in congress need to lose and join the Bull Moose and Whig parties in the dumpster of history.

    Mark

  • Court rules 'dreamers' can get Arizona driver's licenses

    07/07/2014 3:08:51 PM PDT · 40 of 56
    MarkL to fifedom

    There is no limit to the number of laws this regime will break.

    From international arms smuggling to drug cartels, to smuggling arms to terrorist organizations, to forcing the Border Patrol to stand down, to ... Aw crap, what does it even matter any more.

    Mark

  • Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Should Just 'STFU'

    07/07/2014 11:49:46 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    MarkL to TigerClaws
    In other words, this "judge" is saying that the SCOTUS should not rule against his personal opinions on controversial issues.

    I wonder if he's say the same thing about Brown VS Board of Education, or Roe VS Wade. Those were certainly controversial in their time, and even today!

    Mark

  • Seattle pushing back on the $15 minimum wage

    07/07/2014 12:58:22 AM PDT · 24 of 49
    MarkL to GrandJediMasterYoda
    Minimum wage is an absolute joke being that they will hire illegals for a fraction of that. I remember in the 70s when I was in High school it was tough to get a job, I can’t even imagine what it’s like now. “Can you work for $3 bucks an hour? Well then get lost. I’ll hire Juan”

    Bothering to enforce a law like "E-Verify" would solve a lot of problems, and free up a lot of low-paying, low skilled jobs for American citizens, like teens getting their first job, or for seniors, looking to pick up a few extra bucks.

    But then, "illegal" is nothing but a sick bird, unless you cross the government.

    Mark

  • Libertarians Branded "New Communists" at Bloomberg.com

    07/07/2014 12:40:43 AM PDT · 22 of 30
    MarkL to Viennacon
    Libertarianism stands and falls on presuppositions about the people who will live under it. I would say modern America falls far short of those requirements, no matter how much John Stossel plugs women’s liberation and same-sex ‘marriage’.

    You're right. Political Libertarianism requires a) self discipline, which is required for "enlightened self-interest." And b) a total rejection of the liberal mindset, which believes that "I deserve what you've worked to achieve."

    Mark

  • Libertarians Branded "New Communists" at Bloomberg.com

    07/06/2014 10:43:12 PM PDT · 20 of 30
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    It's amazing how leftists will define opponents by making up their "facts" out of whole cloth, basically "we think these people are wrong and will do this..."

    Somalia? Really? Somalia is quite simply Darwinian Anarchy (Survival of the Fittest, i.e. most violent and brutal). Libertarians have NOTHING in common with anarchists.

    Mark

  • Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years

    07/06/2014 10:36:54 PM PDT · 38 of 59
    MarkL to Migraine
    You mention an interesting problem. That's another item people should work their way into an oversupply of -- life-sustaining meds. There is a way: always order them the instant they are available on your plan, and maybe over 3-5 years of time, you'll be a couple of years ahead!

    In most cases, that would be prudent, and in fact, I'm about a month ahead on many of my prescriptions. The problem is that some MUST be kept refrigerated, and the insurance companies will NOT let you "get ahead" on it (very expensive retail prices). And many of my other supplies are temperature sensitive and have shelf lives of less than 2 years. But except for that very expensive Rx, I've got enough for a month or so.

    Mark

  • Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years

    07/06/2014 10:21:09 PM PDT · 31 of 59
    MarkL to ChildOfThe60s
    We don’t know when the economic SHTF will happen, we don’t even have a idea of how it will play out. We just know it will be very ugly and we average Joe Americans that are still working and paying taxes right now are probably going to suffer the most.

    Unfortunately, I won't survive a societal meltdown. Not with an active chronic disease, requiring a steady supply of medication and medical supplies.

    Mark

  • A map of the "Internet" in June, 1970. Wow, pretty simple.

    07/06/2014 10:08:00 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    MarkL to ExCTCitizen
    My first connection was with my C64. I thought it was hi tech...

    At the time I was using an Altos 586, with a 10MHz 8086 processor, 1MB RAM, 20MB hard drive, running Altos Xenix III. I had 5 serial ports on the box, and had one hooked to my Altos II terminal (basically a Wyse 60) and a 1200bps modem.

    Mark

  • How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedoms (They're flipping their lids)

    07/06/2014 10:02:46 PM PDT · 77 of 96
    MarkL to justiceseeker93
    You know, since I have the right to "freedom of the press," does my employer have to provide me with a computer, and free Internet service?

    Mark

  • A map of the "Internet" in June, 1970. Wow, pretty simple.

    07/06/2014 10:00:29 PM PDT · 40 of 41
    MarkL to cynwoody
    I remember CIS too, and as a "Novell guy," that was the place to get all the Novell patches for a very long time. I LOVED their tiered access plan. Higher speed access cost $$$! I remember connecting @ 1200bps to see what new patches were avaiable, then downloading them at 9600bps, using Omen's Ymodem-G or Zmodem (I can't recall which). Kermit SUCKED!

    Mark

  • A map of the "Internet" in June, 1970. Wow, pretty simple.

    07/06/2014 9:54:33 PM PDT · 39 of 41
    MarkL to cynwoody
    At the time, it was a BBS, however it did have direct access to the newsgroups, like "comp.lang.c". This was way before "FidoNet," but I believe it was a pre-cursor of it, for getting access to the Internet. Then in 1987, I got a job as a computer TA in the electrical engineering department at SUNY @ Stony Brook, and had full access to email, ftp, and all the news groups. SimTel at White Sands AFB was a terrific repository of software back then.

    Mark

  • Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

    07/06/2014 9:46:17 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    MarkL to BinaryBoy
    Because every failure of liberalism is a reason to call for more liberalism.

    The hubris of liberalism is that it's never the policies that fail, it's that the "right people" aren't in charge... And the new crop of liberals are always the ones who can make it work.

    Mark

  • Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

    07/06/2014 9:44:07 PM PDT · 25 of 26
    MarkL to kitkat
    I have never understood the advantage of Obamacare. Before, we had Medicare for people who could afford insurance, and Medicaid for those who couldn’t. EVERYONE WAS INSURED. Or, is that true only in my state and some of the others?

    There were 30-40 million people who were uninsured, most because they didn't want to buy insurance, some because they were unable to get it due to pre-existing conditions.

    So rather than fixing that 10-15% of the population who weren't insured, the control freaks in DC needed to destroy the health care system that worked for 85-90% of the population to help the 10-15%, though now it appears that there will be no net increase in the number of people insured, though some of the formerly uninsured with now be insured, and many of the formerly insured have or will lose their insurance. But for the vast majority? The vast majority will simply see their health care costs skyrocket. In my case, my out of pocket expenses will be at least triple over what they cost me last year.

    Mark

  • A map of the "Internet" in June, 1970. Wow, pretty simple.

    07/06/2014 1:43:55 PM PDT · 17 of 41
    MarkL to Domestic Church
    My first Internet access was back around 1985 or so, using dial-up access from NY to CA through "the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link," The WELL.

    I used to be fairly active on the C programming language news group, and I have the distinction of having been told by Dennis Ritchie that I was completely wrong in a post I made! :-)

    Mark

  • Israel should banish those who try to murder her

    07/06/2014 1:35:43 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    MarkL to DanMiller

    A much more likely explanation of the dead arab “ute” is hamas murdering his, in order to blame Israeli “nationalists.”

    Just compare the records of Israelies vs arabs. There is NO comparison.

    Mark

  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 1:30:58 PM PDT · 6 of 51
    MarkL to Tennessee Nana
    How dare those evil citizens protest against the wonderful illegal aliens getting US tax dollars, while the federal government usurps the jobs of the "coyotes," delivering the illegal aliens to every red state in the country!

    Isn't int interesting how while Pelosi has nothing but prasie for the illegal aliens, as do most leftists in Washington, these illegals aren't being shipped to their own congressional districts?

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/06/2014 1:25:42 PM PDT · 131 of 136
    MarkL to Red in Blue PA
    Ruger makes incredibly strong revolvers. When I want to make a BIG boom, I've got a Redhawk in .44Mag, and I have no qualms about shooting serious loads in it, while I didn't want to chance shooting loose a Power Grand Master 629 that I used to have.

    OTOH, I love S&W revolvers, and I've got an awesome model 57 in .41 magnum that is an incredibly sweet shooter.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/06/2014 11:15:12 AM PDT · 129 of 136
    MarkL to Red in Blue PA

    I agree with you on all points. There’s no reason to carry a 1911 that’s not “Condition One,” unless you want to use it as a bludgeoning weapon.

    As I mentioned, although I’m certainly capable of carrying a 1911 safely (formerly competed in bowling pin & IPSC shooting), my personal preference would be to carry my 645, because I’m more comfortable with it. It’s got a really sweet trigger, as Ron Power performed an action job on it, as well as “tightening up” the tolerances a bit. It’s extremely accurate, and a wonderful shooter.

    If I want to use a SA semi-auto, I’ve got an old Star Firestar in .40 S&W. It’s about the size of a typical .380, and is a real beast to shoot, but I can shoot it accurately.

    But in a CCW situation, I’m just more comfortable with a revolver, and as I said, that’s strictly my personal opinion, and applies only to myself.

    Mark

  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 8:30:32 AM PDT · 39 of 57
    MarkL
    To me, the whole homosexual right to marriage issue is silly. If 2 homosexuals love each other and want to live together, that call it what it is, a "civil union," but don't try to redefine marriage.

    It reminds me of the Monty Python bit in Life of Brian, where Eric Idle wants the right to have a baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R79yYo2aOZs Mark

  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT · 38 of 57
    MarkL to Vaquero
    The "legal" definition of marriage has been destroyed, and given the "fact" that the courts are finding that marriage is NOT only between a man and a woman, then there is no logical reason to limit it to only two people.

    On the other hand, unless an animal rights whacko is on the court, human/animal marriages probably aren't in our future, as there's no way for an animal to give informed consent or agree to the contractual portions of the "marriage.

    However, I do disagree with your point on procreation. I believe a man and a woman should be allowed to marry, even if they're NOT able to procreate, either due to biological reasons or age.

    But for societal good, then yes, I do agree with you that for the good of society, and humanity in general, that a two parent (M&F) family is the preferential way to go.

    Mark

  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 8:16:38 AM PDT · 37 of 57
    MarkL to Chode
    i love Scarlett Johansson, if you find it, pls let me know...

    Scarlett J. is great, as long as she keeps her yap shut, or is only repeating those things screenwriters have drafted for her. Once she tries talking for herself, she gets silly (unintentionally) very quickly.

    Mark

  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT · 36 of 57
    MarkL to Salman
    I didn't read the article, but just from the title and excerpt, if it's OK to fire someone just for SUPPORTING traditional marriage, why wouldn't it be just fine to fire someone for actually participating in non-traditional "marriage."

    After all, what's good for the goose should be good for the gander, IF they're going for "EQUAL rights."

    Mark

  • Editorial: Addressing the border crisis

    07/06/2014 6:57:55 AM PDT · 28 of 36
    MarkL to Gaffer
    I heard this morning on F&F that according to health care workers at the "refugee camps," the number of 50,000 is purposely low-balled, and the actual number is between 250,000 and 300,000.

    If those numbers were to get out, there would be an open revolt, but the ministry of propaganda will die on their swords to protect their "One."

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 6:29:52 PM PDT · 118 of 136
    MarkL to Red in Blue PA
    I know and in general I agree......though I also know the 1911 can be quite an offensive weapon at close ranges.

    Agreed. My only problem with carrying my 1911 as a CCW weapon is the fact that it's an incredible combat weapon, the key word being combat. I would NEVER use my "race gun" 1911 in a self-defense situation, since it's designed for competition, with a 2 lb trigger pull.

    Since I'm big enough, I would prefer to carry my S&W 645-5 revolver, in .45 Auto with full moon clips. Simply because in a self defense situation it is, for me, a safer weapon. While I believe I'm fully competent with my 1911, I believe there would be "less trouble" for me if I'm involved in a defensive shooting with a revolver than a semi-auto. Under high stress situations, there's less of a chance (however small) of an AD with my double action revolver than with a single action semi-auto.

    This is strictly my own opinion, and applies only to myself.

    Mark

  • Video and Pictures of Jerusalem's Destroyed Light Rail

    07/05/2014 6:16:17 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    MarkL to Eleutheria5
    Of course, the world media jumps to the conclusion that it was "Jewish revenge" that took the life of the pali youth... Never mind that the palis have a very long history of murdering their own, whenever it furthers their perceived cause. They believe someone is collaborating with Israel, they're murdered. If they believe that someone has done business with Israel, they're murdered. If someone sells property to a Jew, they're murdered. The so called IDF murder of a pali youth during a riot was later to be proven to be a lie. The only "unknown" in the case, was whether the death was on purpose or accidental. What was known was that it was the palis that killed the youth. But Israel was blamed, and you had to look long and hard for the retractions, what few there were.

    The simple fact is that Israel works hard to minimize civilian "collateral damage." The palis target civilian populations on purpose!

    Mark

  • US jobs report shows growth in part-time, low-wage work

    07/05/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT · 6 of 23
    MarkL to jimpick
    Nothing a few million more criminal aliens could not fill.

    A big part of the problem with illegal aliens taking low paying, part time jobs, is that these are entry level jobs, the jobs American youth used to take as a part of learning responsibility and the work ethic.

    In my neighborhood, the typical "first job" sort of work at fast food places are all held to people who speak little or no English. At the local Hardees, the people taking orders are at least minimally bi-lingual (their native language is NOT English) and speak to the crew in back in Spanish.

    Mark

  • US jobs report shows growth in part-time, low-wage work

    07/05/2014 6:01:08 PM PDT · 5 of 23
    MarkL to Lorianne
    Obama's minions crow about the great news that all the jobs that were lost before have been restored to the economy! But of course, it's a lie. while the numbers might be there, those jobs tend to be part time, low paying jobs. Even Robert Reich said that the move toward part time work "might" have been in response to the regime's policies, in particular, the incredibly unaffordable "affordable care act."

    Reich seems to scratch his head on that one, noting that Obamacare's mandates have been put off for the time being. Of course, as a Nobel Prize winning economist AND NY Slimes columnist, he wouldn't understand that businesses have to plan for the future.

    Mark

  • Marijuana is illegal under federal law, should IRS be able to collect taxes on Colorado pot sales?

    07/05/2014 5:51:32 PM PDT · 9 of 56
    MarkL to Libloather
    Since selling mj is still a federal crime, banks in CO refused to do business with the sellers, due to fear of being charged with money laundering.

    Even with the Just-Us department's "operation choke point" which targeted "shady" but legal industries, like porn, firearms, and payday loans, Holder ordered his minions NOT to go after the dispensaries, so they could use banks for their funds.

    Yet another example of a completely lawless regime.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 5:44:58 PM PDT · 114 of 136
    MarkL to Red in Blue PA
    Tell that to the tunnel rats in Vietnam.

    Col Cooper was making a generalization. He was very specific in using the proper tool to accomplish the job. Though he preferred the rifle (and was an early developer and adopter of what is now known as the "Scout Rifle,") he was also one of the finest pistol combat instructors in the USA.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 5:40:04 PM PDT · 111 of 136
    MarkL to centurion316
    I wish I would have had a chance to meet him. He was a very interesting man, and from what I've heard, an incredible teacher.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 5:33:46 PM PDT · 110 of 136
    MarkL to yarddog
    I would bet there are more accidents caused by a hammer slipping when lowering it on a 1911, than any other type.

    Something I learned "the hard way" (similar to your experience) is that the only "safe" way to "de-cock" a 1911 is to drop the magazine, eject the chambered round, and depress the trigger with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 5:30:18 PM PDT · 108 of 136
    MarkL to jmacusa
    They don’t get back up, do they?

    It really depends on an awful lot of things.

    A .22LR with a precise hit will "switch out the lights" while a .44Mag with sloppy shooting might do nothing more than make your adversary really angry.

    There are so many variables that it's impossible to make accurate blanket statements.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 5:22:59 PM PDT · 107 of 136
    MarkL to jmacusa
    Obviously I used a bit of hyperbole but he assured me a .45 slug will put a huge hole in someone. A .50 caliber will defiantly cut someone in half. Couple of years back at an airshow near where I live featuring a B-17 and a B-24 I bought a deactivated .50 caliber round. God Bless John Browning. “Ma Deuce’’ rules!

    You're right, a .50 BMG probably could "cut someone in half," but that's the .50 BMG round, typically firing a 750gr bullet at about 2800fps at the muzzle. In a pistol, you're dealing with a much shorter barrel, a much smaller projectile, a much smaller cartridge case, and far lower velocities.

    Yes, much more powerful than a .44Mag, but still nowhere near what a rifle would generate, let along a .50 BMG rifle, like a Barrett.

    Mark

  • The Army Wants a More Potent Sidearm

    07/05/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT · 84 of 136
    MarkL to yarddog
    A German holding a Hi-Power in one hand. He looks a bit battle weary and maybe a bit dirty.

    As I recall, when Germany invaded Belgium, they captured the FN plants and stock, and began producing weapons for Nazi Germany, and you can find many surplus FN weapons, like the High Powers, with Nazi markings.

    Mark