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The Surprisingly Heartwarming Story of the Man Who Invented Sriracha Sauce Beyond not trademarking the name of his flagship product, never advertising nor employing a sales department, and never once raising the wholesale price of Sriracha, Tran also bucks the normal trend in business when demand outstrips supply, as it has pretty much since the beginning for Sriracha. Instead of raising prices, he insists his distributors never charge more than $7.99 for a bottle of his sauce, even in the largest sizes. This is to keep in line with Huy Fong Foods’ motto of “a rich man’s sauce at a poor man’s price”.

Dogs ‘just get’ humans in ways other animals can’t – Much like human infants, the team finds puppies intuitively understand what a human is doing when they point at something. Wolf puppies, on the other hand, did not pick up on this.

Truck Hauling Ramen Rolls Into Lake; Almost Makes Largest Soup

How Do Giraffes Mate? – Carefully but with impact.

Scientists discover the ancient birthplace of marijuana The researchers state that psychoactive cannabis spread from East Asia to India around 3000 years ago. In the last thousand years, the drug reached Latin America and Africa, though it didn’t get to North America until much more recently — around the beginning of the twentieth century.

Being Followed? Here’s How to Lose a Tail

First Taco Bell Restaurant and Menu

Conservative Whores |  Brandi Love is the perfect representative of conservatism. She is an old whore well past her prime, desperate to keep what little audience she can. Of course, conservatism is also an old whore well past its prime willing to degrade itself for attention. When you look at it objectively, Brandi Love should have been the keynote speaker. 

“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” lamented one lieutenant currently on active duty. “It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color.”

Warren’s terminal law of progress. As it extends towards “infinity,” all technical progress becomes terminally boring. This also applies to more modest attainments. A civilization that has merely made itself comfortable, and remained so for too long, must find a pretext to demolish itself. Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the various more advanced “human rights” campaigns, simply expand in a vacuum of irreparable ennui.

The importance of mockery : Still, some enemies have no sense of shame or humour, and will just have to be shot.

Hyperinflation Will Collapse Biden Administration We are at the point that hyperinflation has broken loose.  It’s reported at 5.4%, but it’s really hyper.  It really is three times that or four times that.  Energy, since Biden took over, is up 40%. . . . We are now reaching a point of the inflation to run parallel with the debt that is going to reach an extreme.  This extreme, by my calculations, should impact the Biden Administration in some form of a catastrophic crisis around the last half of September. . . . Fundamentally, it will be the inability to pay for things . . . . It will be a situation where the hyperinflation has so outpaced normal expectation . . . that all of the government contracts in the computers, which have limits and constraints, will have blown beyond those limits and constraints.  The government will not be able to write checks because the computers will refuse to print them. 

Dad Creates Funny Photoshops of His Kids in “Dangerous” Situations

“HATING WHITEY” IS IN VOGUE –    Here’s a sociological fact that some will find shocking. White people never identify themselves as white persons: their identity is based on their ethnicity, not their race. That’s why we have parades named for the Irish, Italians, Poles, Germans, et al. There is no such thing as a “White-American Parade.” It is racists, like the aforementioned writers and academics, who insist on seeing people with white skin as white people and then hating them for what they project onto them. They have no other choice. After all, their obsession with “Hating Whitey,” and to some extent their livelihood, depends on it.

Watching China: Anatomy of a Suicide,    Why can the Chinese do all of these things at once? Because they have money and many smart engineers. Why do they have money? Because they make stuff and sell it. America doesn’t have money because it spends it all on aircraft carriers, and doesn’t make stuff because it sent its factories to…China. Why doesn’t America have more and better engineers? Because it has a far smaller base of STEM-capable young and because it is dumbing down its schools and universities for the gratification of unproductive minorities.

The Final Boss |  History has not been kind to regimes that are defined by their war with their own people. A multiracial regime at war with half the people on racial grounds is inherently unstable, as it creates both the means and the motivation to destroy the regime. If one half of the country is defined by its opposition to the regime and the other half is too dysfunctional and inept to defend the regime, the outcome is not hard to imagine.

Thoughts On Mandelaland –  In the beginning, the mob was in control. Yes, they were clearly in control as they marched relentlessly forward like an army ant formation advancing through the jungle. They devoured all before them and they were unstoppable. But importantly, they were controlled and focused. There was a clearly defined plan, so command and control is alive and well, but invisible. They knew when to hit designated targets. They knew where the police were absent. They knew where shopping mall security was most vulnerable. They were collectively acting as part of a plan…

Where? In Russia of course. Do try to keepup.

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  • gwbnyc July 20, 2021, 12:11 PM


    …it’s “honky”.

  • ghostsniper July 20, 2021, 2:06 PM

    I’m different I suppose.
    If I see something cool and I want it, I want my own, not one that someone else has.
    My own.
    Further, I have learned by introspective observation that if someone gives me something I do not appreciate it as much as if I had earned it on my own. IOW, if I want something bad enough I will do whatever I need to in order to attain it. Criminality is not in the picture.

    Once, I saw a glass engraving kit in a catalog and I mentioned it to my wife and said I wouldn’t mind trying glass engraving again since I hadn’t touched the stuff sine art school decades prior. Well, that Christmas she gave me a glass engraving kit as a gift and I have never used it. Not even once. It sits unmolested still in a drawer in my workbench. Some how her giving me that kit killed my initiative to do glass engraving. This has happened numerous times in numerous ways with numerous people. People give me stuff and suddenly I don’t want it. I just keep the stuff around in case they ever ask about it.

    So the idea of envy is, to me, some what of a foreign mode of thinking, it doesn’t make sense to me. I want a Colt Python so bad my teefs hurt but if someone offered to give me one I would reject it. Because I know I wouldn’t appreciate it. And after 50 years of wanting one I don’t want to kill the idea in my head that someday I’m gonna buy one with my own money. That’s probably not going to happen, but it is the reality I live with. I don’t want your shit and people succumbing to envy need to be dragged.

    Oh, Sriracha? Don’t care for it. But. I have 4 big bottles, unopened, in the larder because it is supposed to make roadkill palatable. If you set your sights on the very worst you can imagine anything less will seem like christmas and your birthday all in one. It’s all in the mind, ya know.

  • PA Cat July 20, 2021, 2:11 PM

    Ozzy Man’s version of the Russian airport car chase:

  • gwbnyc July 20, 2021, 3:20 PM


    The dog swallows the food that then heads for the digestive tract where it appears to slam into and nourish a meditating monk who then morphs into Donald Trump after a second swallow is delivered. Rube Goldberg, check your texts.

  • azlibertarian July 20, 2021, 3:30 PM


    …I want a Colt Python….

    a) Duh. Who doesn’t?

    b) I once felt the same way about a 1911. There’s just something about the history…the gravitas….the heft of a 1911 that has always appealed to me. .45acp, the way that John Moses intended.

    And then in early 2016, I sorta went nuts. Our choices were Hillary (!), p’tooie, and Donald Trump. Obviously I wasn’t going to vote for or support Hillary in any way. But I wasn’t quite sure that I could count on a New York real-estate-developer-turned-reality-TV-star to see the Second Amendment the way that I did.

    And so I told Mrs. azlib that I was going on a buying spree and that I’d go past her limits but not mine. In that spree, I rented and shot 3 different 1911s and didn’t like any of them. I was about to give up on my wish for a .45, and then on a lark, I rented a FNH FNX Tactical in .45acp. What a great gun. DA/SA, decoder, ambidextrous all the way around, and best of all, the (3!) magazines top out at 15 rounds of 45 caliber love.

    I don’t shoot it often, but then I don’t shoot much of anything lately. But fine, classic guns are made all the time.

  • ghostsniper July 20, 2021, 5:50 PM

    My nightmare: After I’m gone my wife sells my guns for what I told her I paid for them rather than what they cost.

    I carried a 1911 in the Army and few times (payroll guard) and qualified with it but it never felt comfortable in my hand – not very ergonomic. Having said that, I wouldn’t mind having a Wilson Combat version in my stable. AZL, if you like it don’t matter what anybody else thinks.

  • gwbnyc July 20, 2021, 6:01 PM

    had a .45, a 1911, not an A1.

    had “Alabama Nat’l Guard” rolled on the slide, lanyard ring, standard diamond grips.
    loved it. stolen.

    I like a PPK in .380, have one now. “Made in W. Germany”.

  • Mustafa Sensayuma July 20, 2021, 8:50 PM

    “’Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,’ lamented one lieutenant”

    Let me tell you about this little thing called “fragging”.

  • Annie Rose July 21, 2021, 6:28 AM

    Defensive driving skills are invaluable. You never know when you will be targeted by a nut. When I was a young grad student in New Orleans in the 80’s, I had a psycho driver begin following me home late one night along the main highway out of town as I left my night class. My fellow grad students who were local, unlike me, had warned me about men who did this on lonely roads, tapping your car so you would pull over to look at the damage, and then rape you. This guy tried to force my car off the road several times for a couple of miles, a couple of times pulling even with me as we drove, and leering at me. It was truly terrifying. Having only just moved to NOLA, I had no idea where the nearest police station was, so that option was out. Most businesses along the highway were closed or had few cars parked, so stopping for help was out of the question. This was way before cell phones. I decided to get into a long line of cars waiting at a red light to turn left, leaving space in front of my car. He got in line several cars behind me. NOLA drivers always rode each other’s bumpers. The second the oncoming light turned red, I spun my car out of line and gunned it through the red light like a bat out of hell, praying that I would miss any turning cars. I looked behind me and he had tried to follow me, but then was blocked by oncoming traffic. As I drove the last few miles home, I had time to consider if he knew where I lived and would be waiting in the dark parking lot of my apartment complex. When I got home, I ran like hell to the stairwell and down the open hallway to my apartment, bursting through the door. My husband and I watched the parking lot for the guy for a good half hour. He never showed. I truly believe that I escaped a demon that night.

  • azlibertarian July 21, 2021, 6:30 AM

    …if you like it don’t matter what anybody else thinks.

    I agree. Back in the olden times when the ammo market was more friendly, I was shooting a Gen2 Glock23C. Nobody shoots a .40S&W anymore (much less a .45). The 9mm bullets perform so much better than they used to, and when you look at everything, there’s almost no point in carrying something larger. In the last couple of years I’ve found myself lusting for a simple G19 (the Toyota Corolla of guns), and maybe one day I’ll sneak one in the door.

    “…I like a PPK in .380, have one now. ‘Made in W. Germany’

    Well, I’ll echo ghost’s advice that it doesn’t matter what I think of your gun, with that said, I’ll disagree.

    Thirty-ish years ago, I thought [Mistake #1: Let her decide if she needs a gun] that Mrs. azlib needed a gun and I decided on a PPK [Mistake #2: Let her decide what gun she likes.].

    Don’t mistake me…it’s got cool all over it. A great history, the whole James Bond factor, small.

    But there is no way to make a steel gun light. For it’s size, it is still heavy. And even in .380, I find it to be snappy….the blowback action is the prime suspect here, I think. But the thing I really don’t like is the lack of a slide release. It is a relative bear to “slingshot” the slide back into battery….and my wife can’t manage it at all. For her, this thing is a 7-shot, and 7-shot only gun. She may have owned this gun, but it was so unpleasant for her that she never shot it, and never wanted to get to the range with me.

    But last summer’s unpleasantness around the country changed her mind. She decided (do you see what I did there?) that she’d like a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ. She likes it enough that she’s been to the range twice and has been hounding me about stocking up on more 9mm. I’ve reloaded enough of my home-brew 9mm for our purposes, but I’d like to have more stores of factory ammo.

    And btw, my above “decoder” should be “de-cocker”. Thank you spell-check. /sarc

  • ghostsniper July 21, 2021, 6:34 AM

    So you like Black Rifle Coffee do ya? They threw you under the bus.
    I tried it once at a friends place a couple years ago. Couldn’t do more’n a sip. Shit was nasty, like starbucks. Burnt like hell. I even put triple sugar and cream in it and it was still undrinkable. Since this current revelation, I’d boycott them, but I have been all along. Oh yeah, their videos? Doofy frat boi shit. yawn Next!


  • stephen_barron July 21, 2021, 7:30 AM

    My wife and I are big Fred Astaire fans and have watched his movies many times. Mostly for the dance, but he was also a good comedic actor. His dedication to his craft was legendary. He started skateboarding in his 70’s, was awarded a lifetime membership in National Skateboard Society, and at age 78, broke his wrist skateboarding in his driveway. He also refused to have his life portrayed in film because he was sure he would be misrepresented.

  • Jack July 21, 2021, 7:43 AM

    I’ve been a gun nut all of my life and I’m much more of a rifle shooter than a hand gunner but my real love is sporting clays. I could do that every day. I own a pair of Kimber 1911s in .45 ACP with shorter barrels and I love them.

    They’re a great piece to carry during the colder months when you might need punching power through some perp’s layered clothing but during the Summer months, particularly down he’ah in the target rich Deep South, I carry a little Browning 1911 in .380 ACP, stoked with Hornady defensive ammo. I’m not a big guy and I typically fire the Kimber’s with two hands but I can shoot the Browning very accurately with one hand….either of them.

    Other than for some kind of close encounter with large and dangerous game a short barrel revolver in .45-70 or any other large caliber wouldn’t be practical but, then again, you never know just wtf you’ll meet at the Walmart of the KFC.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 21, 2021, 9:04 AM

    I think “diversity” is great- but only when applied it to gun or vehicle collections, not your local population. There’s nothing but Caucasians around my area- except for one Asian couple, and the old black guy that drives the post office delivery truck in from another area, then leaves.
    Diversity in a gun collection usually represents hard work and years of patience. I cherish and admire the Elgin Cutlass Pistol as much as the MAB38 or the Whitneyville Dragoon, and in ways as different as their values, rarity, and characteristics.

    Ghost- if you’re shopping for a Python, do yourself a favor and spend the additional $1000 for an ORIGINAL, instead of the “new, improved re-run” gun. You’ll sleep better at night.

    Off topic- That Dixie Fire has now exploded to 86,000 acres, and growing. https://www.chicoer.com/2021/07/21/745-a-m-update-dixie-fire-now-at-85479-acres/

    And now a NEW challenge for Commiefornia- will they have enough water to put out the fires, (or even for drinking) before the ILLEGAL POT FARMERS steal it all? https://www.chicoer.com/2021/07/20/thieves-are-stealing-californias-scarce-water-wheres-it-going-illegal-marijuana-farms/

    AND, the smoke is SO heavy from all the western state fires that it’s drifted all the way to the east Coast. Even here in Ohio, our usually pure & pristine air has a tinge of haze in it, and the moon looks a bit orange/yellow at night. Hey- keep your damn pollutants to yourself, willya?

  • Kevin in PA July 21, 2021, 10:49 AM

    What’s old and wrinkled and smells like ginger?
    Fred Astaire’s face.
    Sorry. I could not resist.

    .45/70 Gov. chambering for a handgun? Silly.
    I have a Ruger #1 Chambered in .45/70. I load very hot loads for it. A copper jacketed hollow point @350 grains will drop anything in North America.
    A hunting buddy of mine told me about the longest shot he ever took on a deer. About 275 yards and he said when he hit it with that 535 grain lead-cast bullet (standard bullet weight for the .45/70),
    “it knocked that deer up side of the hill something fantastic!”
    The late Jeff Cooper said that no one should ever tell the ATF about the .45/70, because they would have to categorize it as a ‘destructive device”. I imagine that round, properly placed, would stop a tractor-trailer dead….but not from a handgun.

  • Dirk July 21, 2021, 12:24 PM

    Carried a 1911 daily for thirty years, just felt right. The 1911 is not a pistol for non gun guys, a 1911 must be cared for, shot and cleaned a lot. I’d say the 1911 is the finest pistol ever, others would not agree and put their favorite out for review.

    Own at least a dozen 1911,s. While I believe it to be simply the best, I’m not Naive enough to not recognize the merit in other gun owners positions. Own brownings, Lots of Glocks many others.

    The best gun to own is the gun in your hands when bad things are happening. Weather it’s a junker of your prize piece, won’t matter if you are not schooled in the fundamentals of keeping it up and in the fight. That and a little luck go a long long ways!


  • EX-Californian Pete July 21, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Kevin in PA-
    If you think a .45-70 caliber handgun is “silly,” then you’d probably call my .45-70 DAO revolver that holds 12 rounds “completely ridiculous.” It’s 11 lbs (unloaded) of massive, destructive, expensive, destroy-whatever-it-hits, custom built hand cannon. And yes, I can fire it one-handed. It will also chamber .410 bore shotshells.
    I wouldn’t bet on it maybe not stopping a big rig- this pistol split a (propped up) cast iron L.A. County manhole cover in 2 a few years ago from about 65 yards.

  • Nori July 21, 2021, 4:30 PM

    I see Greta Thunberg’s transitioning is going well. Nice moustache.

    Apparently Black Rifle’s CEO missed that first day of mgmt school where they teach you to shut your mouth BEFORE inserting your head up your ass.
    Too bad,I like their Berzerker Blend;medium roast,no bitterness. I hear Costa Rica produces excellent green beans for do-it-yourself roasting,may try that.

    All this weaponry talk has me wondering why David”Waco Kid” Chipman has’nt yet been ordained Bishop of BATFE. Could there actually be misgivings about him among our ruling lizard kings?
    Nahhh. Probably just too hot & humid in DC for them to crawl out to vote.

  • James ONeil July 23, 2021, 8:54 AM

    I like the 1911 but my favorite was a Luger I owned in the ’50s, the grip angle such that the projectile went wherever your finger would be pointing.

    Alas I shipped it via RR Express, in a truck from Florida to Illinois. The trunk got there with a hole bused in it and the only thing missing was my Luger.