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8-29: The month end with an update to the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary. It's eatin' time and I'm showing the chilies no mercy whatsoever! Burn my mouth will you? I'll destroy you all!! View the carnage for yourself in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

8-27: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for August: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each of these features are valuable, information packed columns that you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available any day of the month from the NRA page in the Extra department, look for the link down at the bottom of the table of contents.

8-25: This was probably our best week ever. We managed to break 3,000 with an amazing 3,036 points earned. It took finishing 12 work units to earn that score. Team Crunchinator is smokin' hot this week, and asks that in lieu of sending flowers and gifts, please hose down the Hobbies department with sea water.

8-22: More fiery goodness from the garden. Get the savory details of this burning issue in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

8-20: "The Supreme Court just handed down its landmark opinion in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller-striking down Washington, D.Cs handgun ban." NRA President John Sigler discusses Justice Antonin Scalia's 64-page majority opinion on the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

8-18: Not a bad week for Team Crunchinator at Folding@home. Not great but not bad and any progress is welcome. We earned 2,304 points by crunching 9 comparatively large work units. It's all going down today in the Hobbies department. Be there or be ovoid.

8-15: I've started harvesting chili peppers from my garden! Check out all the inflammatory details on this burning issue in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

8-13: On the utility of handguns, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, " ... the American people have considered the handgun to be the quintessential self-defense weapon ... and a complete prohibition of their use is invalid ..." Read more about the ground breaking Supreme Court decision concerning the overthrow of the 3 decade old D.C. gun ban in the Standing Guard column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

8-11: Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department had a great week last week. We crunched 12 work units and earned a whopping 2,922 points almost breaking the 3K point barrier that the Team Crunchinator scientists are determined to crack. Where is Chuck Yeager when you need him?

8-6: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.

8-4: The great results of the last couple of weeks are a thing of the past apparently. Perhaps the work unit server was down for a while and we couldn't get any work units to crunch. I don't know, I just know that we only crunched a paltry 9 work units and earned only 2,130 points. Hopefully we will do better next week! It's going down today on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

8-1: Here comes the dog days of summer. While your feet are sinking into the asphalt and your sweat is sinking into your shirt and your shirt is sinking into your pants and your pants are sinking into your butt crack, think back on the cheery blustery cold days of January and be thankful you aren't freezing your ass off like you totally forgot about until now. Now go read the Joke of the Weak and get out of my hair you whiner!

No news on the weekends. The Joke of the Weak is updated every weekday. As usual, the Team Crunchinator page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month. To catch up on news past visit, the News Archives.

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