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Welcome to The MountainGnome
We will introduce you to some of the best hunting, fishing, skiing, vacation destinations in the U.S.A.!
The MountainGnome will bring to you great products, including, high power firearms, muzzle-loaders, various powders, ammunition, and many other products.
There is something for just about everyone.
The MountainGnome will also have available modern, vintage and antique firearms for sale. There is a literature section with reviews of some great reading material. There is a cooking section with great recipes, including, wild game recipes.
You will also find a section for U.S. Stamp Collectors.
The MountainGnome is updated on a weekly basis and the older issues will be archived and available for you, the visitor.
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Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally
Arrests are up. We still have a black market. And people are in danger.
Last week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous drug. This is the furthest reaching marijuana legalization effort to date and marks another sad moment in our nation’s embrace of a drug that will have generational consequences.
Our country is facing a drug epidemic. Legalizing recreational marijuana will do nothing that Senator Booker expects. We heard many of these same promises in 2012 when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.
In the years since, Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related traffic deaths, poison control calls, and emergency room visits. The marijuana black market has increased in Colorado, not decreased. And, numerous Colorado marijuana regulators have been indicted for corruption.
In 2012, we were promised funds from marijuana taxes would benefit our communities, particularly schools. Dr. Harry Bull, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, one of the largest school districts in the state, said, "So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana."
In fiscal year 2016, marijuana tax revenue resulted in $156,701,018. The total tax revenue for Colorado was $13,327,123.798, making marijuana only 1.18% of the state's total tax revenue. The cost of marijuana legalization in public awareness campaigns, law enforcement, healthcare treatment, addiction recovery, and preventative work is an unknown cost to date.
Senator Booker stated his reasons for legalizing marijuana is to reduce "marijuana arrests happening so much in our country, targeting certain communities - poor communities, minority communities." It's a noble cause to seek to reduce incarceration rates among these communities but legalizing marijuana has had the opposite effect.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety, arrests in Colorado of black and Latino youth for marijuana possession have increased 58% and 29% respectively after legalization. This means that Black and Latino youth are being arrested more for marijuana possession after it became legal.
Furthermore, a vast majority of Colorado's marijuana businesses are concentrated in neighborhoods of color. Leaders from these communities, many of whom initially voted to legalize recreational marijuana, often speak out about the negative impacts of these businesses.
Senator Booker released his bill just a few days after the Washington Post reported on a study by the Review of Economic Studies that found "college students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate." Getting off marijuana especially helped lower performing students who were at risk of dropping out. Since legalizing marijuana, Colorado's youth marijuana use rate is the highest in the nation, 74% higher than the national average, according to the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Report. This is having terribly negative effects on the education of our youth.
If Senator Booker is interested in serving poor and minority communities, legalizing marijuana is one of the worst decisions. There is much work to be done to reduce incarceration and recidivism, but flooding communities with drugs will do nothing but exacerbate the problems.
The true impact of marijuana on our communities is just starting to be learned. The negative consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana will be felt for generations. I encourage Senator Booker to spend time with parents, educators, law enforcement, counselors, community leaders, pastors, and legislators before rushing to legalize marijuana nationally. We’ve seen the effects in our neighborhoods in Colorado, and this is nothing we wish upon the nation.
NOTE: Folks, as we all know, the Democrats and Liberals always use fear as a way to forward their agenda's!! Never offering any concrete evidence and always denying what is fact!
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FRONTIER MUZZLELOADING PRESENTS:
Lubing Conical Bullets - The Easy Way:
by Jonathan Koziol
This topic keeps popping up more and more often on the forums and facebook.
First thing, we need to take a look at the bullet lube you plan to use.
How hard or soft is it?
A lot of folks use Bore Butter for this process. I personally find it way to soft and runny in warm weather and no longer use it. If you do use it, add small amount of beeswax to thicken it a bit.
Folks often resort back to animal fat and beeswax. Crisco and beeswax makes a decent bullet lube, but with beeswax, it can get pretty hard and difficult to clean out at the end of the day. I've also found that it can leave behind a sticky tar like feel in the bore where the projectile sits on top of the powder charge.
Looking at todays prices for TC Maxi balls, I was amazed to find that our local Big R store had them for $24 for a package of 20! $24!! I remember a handful of years ago when they were in the $12 range!
Those of us that reload and cast our own ammo, balk at the idea of paying well over $120 for a Lyman mould and handles. Well, at $24 for 20 bullets, those handles and bullet moulds now seem like the cheap way to go!
Now looking back at all the times you've spend money on the TC Maxi balls or even the Hornady great plains bullets, do you remember opening the package only to find the lube on the bullets in a nasty dried out state that crumbled off the bullets easily? I remember those days, and always swore at the makers for using such a hard beeswax or paraffin wax and it not sticking to the bullets. Plus the poor lubrication it offered while sliding down the bore.
So how do we go about lubing our conical bullets the easy way, with the lube of our choice?
Go to Lubing Conicals The Easy Way! You will be provided vivid pictures and step by step instructions for lubing your Conical Bullets The Easy Way! All information is free of charge!
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Internal Lock Polishing: $45.xx. CVA/Traditions/Siler/L&R locks only. I will polish all moving/mating surfaces and lock plate for a smooth grit free feel. This speeds up lock time and makes it butter smooth.
Trigger Polishing: $20.xx. Work would include the internals of the lock, the double set triggers MUST be polished fora smooth crisp, grit free feel!
Accuracy Bedding: $60.xx. Needed just like a center fire, your wood stock muzzle loader is actually prone to the tang screw/s loosening due to the weaker wood actually pulling the metal parts up and into the wood under heavy recoil! Loose tang screws are a dead giveaway of this happening only after a few shots, killing your accuracy.
Wet Weather soaking your wood stock also is a common problem. "In order to do the job correctly you will have to send your complete muzzle loader so I can bed all parts as one for the best accuracy possible."
Coning the Muzzle: $35.xx. This procedure in present day is known as "coning”. It was known in the 19th century as a "relieved" muzzle and also as a "funneled" muzzle. Once the rifle has been “coned” it can be loaded rather easily without using the short starter.
Barrel Browning: $65.xx. I use nothing but the best to brown all muzzle loader barrels. It’s a slow process which generally takes 3 to 5 days to complete properly. This included sights, tang, screws, etc. If it deals with the barrel/attachment. It is included in the price.
Browning Accessories: Contact for price! Butt plate, trigger guard, nose cap, patch box, Etc. Just let me know what all you have and I will work on a price for you.
Stock Refinish: $125.xx. Have an old beauty of a muzzle loader but the stock is looking a little beat up? No problem! All finishes are hand rubbed from the low gloss, matte to high mirror gloss, I can do it in whatever finish you want. Walnut normally does NOT get stained unless the owner wants it reddish or almost black. Good walnut normally never needs staining.
Brush the Brass: $25.xx. To rid that beautiful rifle of yours and that ugly shiny cheap looking brass, I can also provide a Brushed look to your rifles furniture that will age nicely and cut that cheap shininess out! Stop scaring game with that mirror! It’s a hunting rifle, not a beauty pageant!
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TREASURES OF READING
Folks, here are some great books to read, while relaxing in the evening........
The Doomsday Bunker
by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
"DON’T OPEN TILL DOOMSDAY"
rt underground missile silo for his family. It was a decision based on easing his wildest, most unimaginable nuclear fears. But then reality strikes with devastating suddenness, razing cities in a searing flash across the nation, all of it witnessed by terrified Americans on TV and the Internet. No one knows who pulled the trigger. No one knows if the last day on Earth will ever end. But Larkin and his family are the lucky ones—or so they think . . .
Holed up in their fortified sanctuary, with a maximum capacity of four hundred people, the bunker is pushed to its limits—and so are the people locked inside. Tensions rise. Panic erupts. Outside, armed marauders surround the bunker—and they want in. Larkin has to convince the others they must work together as a team to survive. And they must kill without mercy to stay alive . . .
MAYBE THE DEAD ARE REALLY THE LUCKY ONES . . . .
NOTE: Most folks don't think this could ever happen...just vote for another Liberal like Obama and see what happens!
NOTE:Folks, every book I review on The MountainGnome, I have read and give my honest opinion. This book is excellent reading and exciting (IMO)!
Starship Command Bridge Sound Board
Custom Built in the USA.
Same awesome sounds from our starship command Bridge Light and Sound kit.
We are excited to release our sound board for the iconic Starship NCC-1701 from Star Trek the Original Series.
Whether you are building a model of the Starship itself or the Command Bridge, you'll be sure to add that final touch that makes your model complete.
Sound board provides bridge operation sounds for:
Button 1: A Peaceful Tour.
Button 2: Enemy engagement that include bridge sounds, engine maneuvering sounds, battle sounds, red alert, and more!
Button 3: Red Alert.
Mount inside your ship or base.
Note : This is a sound board only.
Runs on 4.5volts Powered by 3x AAA batteries or connect it to one of our Gen/3 Liberator weapons board Aux connection with included connector.
As for what the effects do, we'll let the video below speak for itself :)
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As you enter through our gates you can leave the busy world behind you. Echo Canyon is the perfect place for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, Vacation, Holiday, Birthday, Ladies’ Retreats, Ladies’ Day at the Spa, or if you need to just get away! Echo Canyon Spa Resort is the Ultimate Romantic Destination where all of this is available to totally pamper you. We were voted Best Spa Destination in Oklahoma for 2 years in a row. We’re just 2 hours away from Dallas Fort Worth area and an hour and fifteen minutes from Oklahoma City.
NOTE: We will no longer suggest Colorado, or any other state that legalized the sale of illegal drugs, as a hunting, skiing, vacation destination without warning you of the consequences!
Due to the legalization of drugs in the state: increases in crime, drug related shootings, increasing traffic deaths, increasing hit & run incidents, we feel your vacations are better spent elsewhere!!
MOUNTAINGNOME ~ NEWS
YOUR PRIVACY AND YOUR FREEDOM IS UNDER ATTACK!!
Congress voted to allow your internet service providers to sell your online activity to advertisers – here’s the simplest way to prevent that from happening.
Goodbye Internet Privacy, Hello Anonymous VPNs: How To Keep Your Browser History Private
Every week read about the latest developments in privacy software for the home, internet, e-mail..etc..Is the government sticking their noses to far into your private life? Find out more...
Software, Articles, Web Sites and Tips helping YOU protect your PRIVACY!!
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The best free privacy software 2017!
Online privacy is a hot topic, with even world leaders weighing in on the subject. Many of the big-name websites and companies will track your activities to deliver targeted advertising, and can build up an astonishingly detailed profile including your interests, spending habits, age, location and more.
If you would prefer to keep your personal details private, a VPN or proxy tool will help. See the guide to setting up and maintaining a VPN.
Hotspot Shield VPN
AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield is a very popular VPN service, best known for its free account.
Hotspot Shield Elite is the £18.95 ($25, AU$33) per year extended edition (£63.95 lifetime plan – that's $84, AU$112) which drops the ads, supports private browsing, virtual locations, allows "access all content", and supports up to five devices.
The service offers a choice of 20 locations including the US, UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Russia, Turkey and Mexico.
There are clients available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and, unusually, Kindle.
The Elite account comes with a 7-day trial, but you must enter your credit card details when you sign up. You're charged once the trial is over – however, there's also a 30-day refund option.
NOTE: Folks, as of today, TOR is the best of the best for your PRIVATE internet browsing! No one has been able to equal this program!
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Folks....here you'll find delicious recipes for main dishes, deserts, "kool" drinks, wild game, and more ~ Updated in every new edition of The MountainGnome!
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This creamy, great tasting sausage stew makes a hearty meal with biscuits or crusty bread or rolls. Use, andouille sausage, a smoked sausage or chicken sausage, or use cooked and sliced Italian sausage in this delicious dish.
Feel free to replace the cream of potato soup with cream of celery soup.
Spicy Sweet Tomato Sauce::
- 6 to 8 medium potatoes, red or white, cut in 1/2-inch to 1-inch cubes, about 4 cups total
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 12 to 16 ounces andouille sausage, an Italian flavored smoked sausage, or similar
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dried leaf basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of potato soup
- 1/2 cup light or heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
1.) Lightly grease or oil the crockery insert of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker.
2.) Combine the cubed potatoes, chopped onion, red and green bell pepper, celery, carrots, and sausage in the prepared slow cooker..
3.) In a small bowl, combine the olive oil with the dried leaf basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add to the potato and sausage mixture and stir to coat thoroughly. Stir in the potato soup..
4.) Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on LOW for about 6 hours, or until the vegetables are tender..
5.) Combine the cornstarch and cold water, whisking until smooth. Add to the stew along with the cream. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes longer, until the stew is bubbling and thickened..
6.) Taste and adjust salt, pepper, and other seasonings, as needed.
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