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TalesFromRetail: Not your average retail store

Hi everybody. I’m a long time lurker and this is my first post here.

So I work retail, but not in the same sense a lot of you guys do. I still put out stock, make and arrange product displays, count inventory, and sell product.

I work in a gun store.

I really like my job and my co-workers and I have a lot of fun at work. I’m also passionate about guns as a hobby so i basically get paid (not very much) to enjoy my hobby.

So anyway we are subject to a pretty strict set of laws that dictate who we can sell guns and how we do it. One of the big no-no’s in our industry is something called a “straw purchase.” A straw purchase is where someone who cannot legally own a gun gets someone who can to purchase the gun for them. This is punishable by a large fine and a hefty jail term. I do not mess around when it comes to this kind of stuff. My bosses also back me up 100%. If my sketchometer even flickers I won’t make a sale.

So enter Sir Sweatpants (SS) and Lady Sweatpants (LS). I’m calling them this because they came in wearing matching sweatsuits. Sir Sweatpants was excited and looking at everything. Lady Sweatpants was ambivalent. Sir Sweatpants had been talking to me about a particular AR15. We had been talking for about 15 minutes when this happens

SS: So man I’m looking at getting this gun for my girl.

Me: glances over at LS who is halfway across the store playing on her phone like she has been for about half an hour

Me: It’s a nice rifle man I’m sure she’ll enjoy it

SS: Yeah man so I really like it and I think I’m gonna get it.

Me: Cool. I need your drivers license and a concealed carry permit if you have one.

SS:Yo baby come here

LS walked up to the counter still playing with her phone.

SS: Give the man your license.

Me: Hold up. I can’t take hers I need yours.

SS:Nah man it’s for her, she’s gonna do the paperwork. I’m just gonna pay for it.

Me: Yeah, it doesn’t work like that. You came in asking questions, you handled the rifle, you expressed interest in it, you said you want to buy it. That means you fill out the paperwork. You get a background check and if you pass you can take it home and give it to her.

SS: It’s for her though.

Me: Alright hang on here real quick. Ma'am will you follow me?

LS follows me to another part of the store out of earshot (hehe) of SS.

Me: Alright ma'am so you’re interested in this rifle?

LS: Not really. He wants a gun for around the house and said I could use it.

Me: Ok. Is there a reason why he didn’t just come in and buy it himself?

LS: Yeah. He got a couple felonies a while back and got out last year. He said he needed me to get it so his PO wouldn’t take the gun if he found it

Me(inside my head):Of fucking course.

Me: Did he also tell you that it’s illegal?

LS: I know he’s not supposed to have guns that’s why it’s gonna be mine.

Me: No what he is asking you to do is illegal. You can go to jail for ten years for buying him a gun. He’ll go to jail too, but you will as well.

LS:Is that really a crime?

Me: hands her a pamphlet and points to a giant poster on the wall which all state the law and penalty for breaking it.

LS immediately stormed over to SS and started yelling at him. Like bad yelling. The word motherfucker was tossed around a lot. She stormed out and he went running after her. We got his license plate and reported it to the local cops. I haven’t seen either of them come in since then.

By: Bringbacktheblackout


My 1840’s Bonnet Hack

I started off with a $5, 18" straw craft hat and scraps of related trim and fabric from my stash.  I purchased straw trim (which will be returned), a few flowers and ribbon.

18" was too large so I seam ripped and unwound the straw band until it was more manageable.  Folding the hat into a bonnet shape gave me a cutting line, which was covered with the removed row of straw.  I only stitched the straw band to the exterior, the interior was finished after the lining was done.

The flat hat was dipped into a pot of just boiled water, making it pliable.  I could stretch, fold, and adjust the shape as needed knowing the shape would hold once dry.  NOTE:  The fumes given off from the treated straw aren’t healthy, so do this in a well ventilated area.

Scrap strips of silk were ruched, pleated, and stitched into placed by machine for the interior lining.  

The exterior trim is about 5 yards of ribbon with a couple flowers.  The back ruffle is made by stitching pieces of the ribbon together (I looked at a lot of extant bonnet photos).
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"Quiet Session" (Frozen, MA)

Rating: MA for explicit sexytimes
Words: 1,793
Pairing(s): Kristanna
Summary: Anna has a hard time keeping quiet… unless Kristoff implies that she can’t.

Notes: …I have barely slept all week, I have lesson plans to write, and I had a miserable, miserable day. So for some reason I am sitting here writing really, really awful Kristanna smut at three in the morning. Seriously. It’s terrible. Total irredeemable PWP. I am super rusty at smut and everyone’s probably mad OOC and yeah. I don’t even know what I’m doing here.

…uh. Enjoy anyway?

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Hillary Clinton Fabricates Patriarchal Oppression Out of Thin Air To Raucous Applause

The below text is taken from an article on Slate by William Saletan titled Hillary Clinton Is Smearing Bernie Sanders as a Sexist. Basically, it outlines how Hillary Clinton took an innocuous comment by Bernie Sanders to both her and Martin O’Malley and twisted it into an act of patriarchal oppression:

That’s what Clinton is doing. She’s misrepresenting an exchange that took place at the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate. During the exchange, Clinton accused Sanders of voting with the gun lobby. Sanders replied: “All the shouting in the world is not going to do what I would hope all of us want, and that is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns and end this horrible violence.” Sanders argued that people on both sides of the gun debate should agree to “strengthen and expand instant background checks, do away with this gun show loophole,” “deal with the straw-man purchasing issue,” and “address the issue of mental health.”

The man standing to Clinton’s left during this exchange, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, joined in the attack on Sanders. To this, the Vermont senator answered with the same message: “Here is the point, governor. We can raise our voices. But I come from a rural state, and the views on gun control in rural states are different than in urban states, whether we like it or not. Our job is to bring people together around strong, common-sense gun legislation.”

Two days after the debate, Clinton brought up the exchange during a speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio. She promised to stand up to the gun lobby and, dropping her G’s, added: “I’ve been told by some to quit talkin’ about this, to quit shoutin’ about this. Well, I’ll tell you right now, I will not be silenced, and we will not be silenced.” The crowd loved it. The next day in New Hampshire, Clinton tried the same line in a Yankee-friendly accent: “Some people say that we shouldn’t talk about it. Some say we shouldn’t shout about it, that I shouldn’t shout about it. Well, I think we have to keep talking. But more importantly, we have to act.”

A week went by. Clinton prepared for her Oct. 22 testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. When she returned to the campaign trail on Oct. 23, in a speech to the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum, her account of the exchange with Sanders was no longer just about guns. It was about sexism. “You know,” she began—clearing her throat to signal the sound bite ahead—“I’ve been told to stop, and I quote, ‘shouting’ about gun violence. Well, first of all, I’m not shouting. It’s just [that] when women talk, some people think we’re shouting.” The audience hooted, screamed, and cheered. Clinton grinned. “I will not be silenced, because we will not be silenced,” she declared.

Clinton is trying to connect with women who have felt bullied by men, and to turn them against Sanders.

On social media, Clinton’s campaign made the new line—“When women talk, some people think we’re shouting”— her message of the day. Her team posted it on her Twitter feed at 8:30 Friday morning, two hours before her speech to the DNC forum, as a rebuke to “those who tell her to ‘stop shouting’ on issues that matter.” The quote also went up on her Facebook page and her campaign website, under the headline, “Hillary Clinton Just Said Something Women Have Been Thinking for Years.” The next day, at a Democratic dinner in Iowa, Clinton repeated the applause line: “I’ve been told to stop shouting about ending gun violence. Well, I haven’t been shouting. But sometimes, when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting. But I won’t be silenced, and I hope you won’t be either.”

Clinton doesn’t use Sanders’ name when she tells this story. She doesn’t have to: Everyone who saw the debate or heard about it knows she’s talking about him. She’s using the story to bond with women, to paint Sanders as a patronizing old fart, and to portray herself as a victim.

Let’s be clear: This isn’t what happened. During the debate exchange, Sanders answered O’Malley with the same point about “raising our voices.” Sanders has been giving this answer for years.

The charitable explanation of Clinton’s behavior is that she sincerely perceived Sanders’ rebuke during the debate as sexist. But if that were true, you’d expect her to have said so in her first accounts of the exchange. She didn’t. She waited more than a week before embellishing the story. She prepared it as a sound bite for social media, and she unveiled it at a women’s forum. And it worked, so she’s still using it.

If patriarchal oppression and the silencing of women is real as feminists insist, then why does Hillary Clinton need to twist an innocuous fact into a nefarious fiction? I’ll tell you why.

Feminism is a fraud. To justify the fraud requires hypocrisy - and in this case lies. To enforce the hypocrisy - and lies - it requires a campaign of intimidation to make it stick.

It will be interesting to see if Bernie Sanders caves. He’s not my idea of a president, but he deserves better than to have his name smeared in such a fashion

Our source and his employer had just been drawn into the ATF’s latest kooky adventure. While they had been gun-running since 2006, a 2011 report by the inspector general criticized the agency for dedicating too many resources to busting straw purchasers and not enough at busting the cartel guys doing the buying. So, the ATF was like, “We’ll show you! We’ll sell those guys so many guns they drown in them!

“The ATF said, ‘Don’t refuse 'em, just let 'em go. Do it.’ And we’re on commission at the time, so all of us involved are like … sweet! It got to the point where we would give the ATF our cellphone numbers. They only wanted a couple of us dealing with it … fill out this form, have the money counted, so we can bring drug dogs in to check the bills for drugs. There were undercover agents in the store, sometimes.”

It was a good gig for a while. All the illegal purchases followed the same basic pattern, “They would always call, because they always wanted to know the exact amount ahead of time – usually same day – and make sure we had one in stock. Within the next 45 minutes to an hour, they would come in.”

Once the purchase was completed and the “customer” left the store, “ … the money was counted with the cameras watching it. And then paperwork started.”

6 Ugly Things I Learned Selling Guns To Drug Cartels

anonymous asked:

What is bernie's opinion on gun control? I haven't heard much from him on that topic.

He believes in common sense gun control measures such as planning to, “strengthen and better enforce the instant background check system; close the gun-show loophole; make ‘straw man’ purchases a federal crime; ban semi-automatic assault weapons which are designed strictly for killing human beings; and work to fix our broken mental health system.”