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PAWN ULTIMATE List of Trivia Answers A Abraham Lincoln had what in his pocket when he was assassinated? (A Confederate $5 bill) All the numbers on a standard roulette wheel add up to what number? (666) At the turn of the 19th century, who Read more ... was the most powerful pirate in the world? (Zheng Yi Sao) At what age did Rick partner with the Old Man? (28) At what age has the Old Man promised to retire? (Never) Australian bandit Ned Kelly outfitted his gang with armor made from what? (Plow blades) B Banking was made possible by the development of what tool around 2000 BC? (The balance scale) Boxer Sonny Liston admitted to throwing a fight against which boxing legend? (Muhammad Ali) Built from 1938 to 2003, which of these is the most-manufactured car in history? (Volkswagen Beetle) By the end of WWII, how much money had been made in war bonds? ($185 billion) D Designer Anton Furst won an Oscar for his noir depiction of what fictional city? (Gotham City) During WWII, Japanese soldiers reportedly yelled what to provoke American troops? ("To hell with Babe Ruth!") During WWII, the United Stated collected how much silver from uranium enrichment? (13,000 tons) E Evel Knievel holds the world record for most bones broken. How many did he break? (433) H How big is the shop's showroom? (15,000 ft²) How did Chumlee get his nickname? ("Tennessee Tuxedo" character "Chumley.") How long did the Old Man serve in the Navy? (20 years) How long have Chumlee and Corey been friends? (15 Years) How many 1990 Nintendo World Championship cartridges were made? (116) How many bills does the U.S. print deach day? (38,000,000) How many cars has the shop bought and sold over the years? (Hundreds) How many employees did the Shop have when it opened? (4) How many fake items/replicas have been brought into the Pawn Shop since it opened? (Over 10,000) How many items does the Shop take in on pawn in an average week? (More than 1,000) How many men did the Apollo program eventually put on the moon? (12) How many pawn shops currently operate in the US? (More than 12,000) How many Richard Harrison's are there? (3) How many teeth can a shark expect to lose over its lifetime? (up to 35,000) How many times has Chumlee been promoted? (Never) How many times has the shop expanded since opening? (10) How many transactions has the Pawn Shop made since it opened? (Over 1,000,000) How many transactions have occurred at the Pawn Shop since last year? (100,000) How many visitors does the Pawn Shop get on an average day? (Over 400) How old was Chumlee when he got his nickname? (12) How old was Chumlee when he started working at the Pawn Shop? (21) How old was Corey when he started working at the shop? (8) How old was the Old Man when he got his nickname? (38) How tall is Antwaun, the shop's security guard? (6'5") I If Corey didn't work at the Pawn Shop, what would be his ideal job? (Lawyer) In 1923, the Ottoman Empire reorganized as what country? (Turkey) In 1953 the Boston Red Sox scored a record 17 runs in one inning against what rival team? (The Detroit Tigers) In addition to pistols and daggers, what other weapons were the Ottomans famous for? (Cannons) In the Ms. Pac-Man game, Ms. Pac-Man is pursued by four ghosts named Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and what? (Sue) In what year was the first bulletproof vest made? (1538) J Jousting is the official sport of which US state? (Maryland) O Of these bands with signed memorabilia in the shop, which did NOT play Woodstock? (The Oak Ridge Boys) Of three million shipwrecks worldwide, how many are estimated to still hold treasure? (3,000) On average, how many items are in the shop's inventory? (12,000) On average, how many items does Rick buy per week? (50) On which item did Rick lose the most money? (Stolen earrings) Originally priced at 1 cent, "Action Comics" issue 1 was the first appearance of who? (Superman) R Rick dropped out of high school to pursue his business - selling what? (Fake Gucci bags) Rick regretted buying which one of these items? (200,000 watch crystals for $5,000) S Salvador Dali had a pathological fear of what? (Grasshoppers) Salvador Dali once gave a lecture while doing what? (Wearing a diving suit) T The "Supreme Instrument." in Jaipur, India, is the world's largest what? (Sundial) The Blunderbuss gets its name from the Dutch "donderbus", which means what? (Thunder gun) The Bogardus Trap, invented in 1877,was used for what? (Target shooting) The dollar became the official currency of the United States in what year? (1785) The first electric tattoo machine was based on what earlier electric device? (Doorbell) The first official police badge was issued in the late 1800s in what city? (London) The first slot machine was invented in what year? (1895) The first state-sponsored lottery in the US was held in which state? (Massachusetts) The Hawaiian word "Ukelele" roughly translates to what? (Jumping flea) The loudest air-raid siren ever built could be heard from how far away? (25 miles) The Knights of the Round Table were first mentioned when? (1155 A.D.) The New York Yankees paid Joe Dimaggio how much for the 1951 season? ($100,000) The Pawn Shop has had memorabilia from which of the following US presidents? (President Benjamin Harrison) The Winchester repeating rifle became known as what? (The Gun that Won the West) Though popularly associated with Vikings, the battle axe first appeared where? (Ancient Egypt) U Union Soldiers during the Civil War had three types of uniform: campaing, fatigue, and what? (Parade) W What animal is used as luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini's mascot? (A bull) What city is Pawn Stars based in? (Las Vegas, Nevada) What color was the Batmobile in its first comic-book appearance? (Red) What is an incunable? (A book printed before 1501) What is Chumlee's first name? (Austin) What is Chumlee's least favorite job at the shop? (Cleaning toilets) What is Corey's favorite thing about working in the shop? (Yelling at Chumlee) What is Rick's favorite restoration project? (Barber chair) What is Rick's middle name? (Kevin) What is the busiest day of the year at the shop? (Easter) What is the least expensive item ever pawned at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop? (500-milligram gold chain) What is the longest time the guys have ever spent negotiating the price of an item? (3 hours) What is the most common bad news the Pawn Stars give to customers? ("Sterling Silver" Flatware is actually plated) What is the most commonly-requested item that the shop does NOT carry? (Modern firearms) What is the most expensive item ever sold at the Pawn Shop? (Four 1-kilo gold bars) What is the most expensive painting in the shop? (Denny Dent's Jim Morrison) What is the most expensive piece of jewelry in the shop? (2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl ring) What is the most popular item purchased at the shop? (Jewelry) What is the most Rick has ever spent on a single piece of gold? ($138,000) What is the most valuable "Old West" item in the shop? (1875 Remington revolver) What is the most valuable car ever purchased by the Pawn Shop? (1965 Shelby Cobra) What is the most valuable guitar in the Shop? (1928 Martin four-string Guitar) What is the most valuable item at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop? (2001 Super Bowl ring) What is the most valuable old coin in the shop? (1859 $3 gold piece) What is the most valuable Super Bowl ring in the Shop? (2001 New England Patriots) What is the Old Man's favorite story about how an item was found? (Fell Through the Floor Into a Secret Room) What is the Old Man's favorite thing at the shop? (Coffee maker) What is the Old Man's real name? (Richard Benjamin Harrison) What is the oldest gun Rick has sold? (Blunderbuss) What is the oldest item in the shop? (Greek Didrachm coin) What is the Pawn Shop's motto? (Make Rick Money) What is the shop's most prized piece of Elvis memorabilia? (1970 Elvis press kit from the Las Vegas International Hotel) What is the shop's most prized piece of sports memorabilia? (1933 baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig) What is the strangest item someone has tried to pawn at the Shop? (18-karat gold garter) What item does the Old Man say is the most memorable piece he's ever purchased? (16th-century silver bowl from Peru) What item stayed in the Shop longest before being sold? (1880 Nodder Dolls) What most often makes a seller upset? (Not getting their asking price) What percentage of customers can't reach an agreed price with the Pawn Stars? (75%) What percentage of customers choose to pawn an item instead of selling it? (60%) What percentage of customers fail to retrieve their pawned items by deadline? (20%) What percentage of soldiers in the American Civil War were literate? (80%) What product, introduced in 1920, used the slogan "To Save Time is to Lengthen Life"? (Typewriter) What restoration project took the longest to complete? (1962 Lincoln Continental) What type of item is Rick most likely to buy? (Gold) What was the first man-made object to break the sound barrier? (A whip) What was the most valuable item that Corey had previously purchased, prior to the 1984 Chris Craft boat? (2001 Custom Sands chopper) What was the name of the dog who played Spuds MacKenzie in the Budweiser ads? (Honey Tree Evil Eye) What was the name of the first animal in space, launched by the USSR in 1957? (Laika) What was the Old Man's first job? (Construction worker) What was the Old Man's highest rank in the Navy? (Petty officer first class) What was the shop's favorite autographed Hollywood picture? (Mary Pickford) What was the shop's most prized piece of political memorabilia? (Letter signed by President Benjamin Harrison) What year did the Pawn Shop open? (1988) What's the average loan given for a pawned item? ($75) What's the fastest vehicle in the Shop? (2005 Suzuki Hayabusa) What's the most common fake item that people try to pass off as genuine? (Jewelry) What's the most common piece of bad news the Pawn Stars give to customers? ("Sterling Silver" flatware is actually plated.) What's the most important thing Rick considers before making an offer on an item? (How easy it will be to sell) What's the most valuable gun at the Pawn Shop? (1895 Winchester Model 94 rifle) What's the most valuable old coin in the shop? (1859 $3 gold piece) What's the oldest item in the shop? (Greek Didrachm Coin) What's the strangest reason for a pawn that the Pawn Stars have ever heard? (Money for Plastic Surgery) When Pawn Stars began, how long had the Shop been in business? (21 years) When was smoking banned in the White House? (1993) When was the last time the Old Man took a sick day? (1994) When was the pocket watch invented? (1524) When was the term "melee weapon" first used in writing? (1974) Where did Chumlee work before getting hired at the shop? (Sandwich shop) Where did the Old Man grow up? (Lexington, North Carolina) Where was the Old Man stationed while in the navy? (San Diego, California) Which expert do the guys refer to most often? (Mark Hall-Patton) Which famous Revolutionary War figure less famously worked as a dentist? (Paul Revere) Which famous world leader was once kidnapped by pirates? (Julius Caesar) Which historical figure is on Rick's 1868 fifty-dollar confederate bill? (George Washington) Which is currently selling for the most at the Pawn Shop? (15th-century Samurai rword) Which item did Rick purchase, then keep for himself? (2005 Harley Road King) Which item does Rick regret NOT buying? (Houdini Straightjacket) Which item has been in the shop the longest? (Luxor Sphynx head) Which military item is selling for the most at the Pawn Shop? (General Griswold's 1909 West Point Cadet jacket) Which of Rick's Gold Records is the most valuable? (Frank Sinatra's "Come Dance with Me") Which of the following is not accepted as payment in the shop? (Casino chips) Which of the following items at the Pawn Shop is worth the most? (Denny Dent painting of Jim Morrison) Which of these autographed items at the Shop is selling for the most? (Charles Manson postcard) Which of these Civil War items brought into the shop was faked? (Cavalry Bugle) Which of these Civil War items in the shop is most valuable? (Burnside carbine) Which of these fashion trends was originally designed to help overboard sailors? (Bell bottoms) Which of these George Washington items is the most valuable? (Signed lottery ticket) Which of these guns at the Shop is the oldest? (Blunderbuss) Which of these is not an item currently on sale in the Shop? (Olympic bronze medals won by Joe Green) Which of these items hasn't been in the shop? (Silverware owned by Thomas Jefferson) Which of these was NOT a term commonly used to describe a high-wheeled bicycle? (Tall boy) Which of these was the first commercially available revolver? (Colt Paterson) Which military item is selling for the most at the Pawn Shop? (General Grisworld's 1909 Weat Point cadet jacket) Which Pawn Shop item was the most profitable? (Antique Rolex Watch) Which piece of clothing in the store is the most valuable? (Pre-WWI West Point cadet jacket) Which restoration project took the longest to complete? (1962 Lincoln Continental) Which type of item is most commonly pawned in the pawn shop? (Jewelry) Which weekly magazine was the first to be printed in full color? (Sports Illustrated) Whips are often made from which kind of leather? (Kangaroo) Who attempted to sell West Point to the British during the Revolutionary War? (Benedict Arnold) Who did Jimi Hendrix play backup for before he was a star? (Little Richard) Who gets to the Shop first in the morning? (Old Man) Who invented the phonograph in 1877? (Thomas Edison) Who makes the most purchases at the Pawn Shop? (Corey) Who was named Time Magazine's Person of the Century in 1999? (Albert Einstein) Who was the first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box? (Lou Gehrig) Whose face appeared on the first $20 bill? (Grover Cleveland) Why did the Old Man open the pawn shop? (To make money)
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Praying Helen Keller wrote the following letter to the New York Symphony Orchestra in March 1924. Here's how she describes listening to Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" over the radio: “Dear Friends: I have the joy of being able to tell you that, though deaf Read more ... and blind, I spent a glorious hour last night listening over the radio to Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony.” I do not mean to say that I “heard” the music in the sense that other people heard it; and I do not know whether I can make you understand how it was possible for me to derive pleasure from the symphony. It was a great surprise to myself. I had been reading in my magazine for the blind of the happiness that the radio was bringing to the sightless everywhere. I was delighted to know that the blind had gained a new source of enjoyment; but I did not dream that I could have any part in their joy. Last night, when the family was listening to your wonderful rendering of the immortal symphony someone suggested that I put my hand on the receiver and see if I could get any of the vibrations. He unscrewed the cap, and I lightly touched the sensitive diaphragm. What was my amazement to discover that I could feel, not only the vibration, but also the impassioned rhythm, the throb and the urge of the music! The intertwined and intermingling vibrations from different instruments enchanted me. I could actually distinguish the cornets, the roil of the drums, deep-toned violas and violins singing in exquisite unison. How the lovely speech of the violins flowed and plowed over the deepest tones of the other instruments! When the human voices leaped up thrilling from the surge of harmony, I recognized them instantly as voices more ecstatic, upcurving swift and flame-like, until my heart almost stood still. The women’s voices seemed an embodiment of all the angelic voices rushing in a harmonious flood of beautiful and inspiring sound. The great chorus throbbed against my fingers with poignant pause and flow. Then all the instruments and voices together burst forth – an ocean of heavenly vibration – and died away like winds when the atom is spent, ending in a delicate shower of sweet notes. Of course this was not “hearing,” but I do know that the tones and harmonies conveyed to me moods of great beauty and majesty. I also sense, or thought I did, the tender sounds of nature that sing into my hand-swaying reeds and winds and the murmur of streams. I have never been so enraptured before by a multitude of tone-vibrations. As I listened, with darkness and melody, shadow and sound filling all the room, I could not help remembering that the great composer who poured forth such a flood of sweetness into the world was deaf like myself. I marveled at the power of his quenchless spirit by which out of his pain he wrought such joy for others – and there I sat, feeling with my hand the magnificent symphony which broke like a sea upon the silent shores of his soul and mine.” The Auricle, Vol. II, No. 6, March 1924. American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives.
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Peter Zuma shuns EU-Africa summit in solidarity with Mugabe DA MP says President is clearly not serious about job creation, or attracting foreign investment EU-Africa Summit: Zuma puts Mugabe before jobs President Jacob Zuma's decision to shun this we Read more ... ek's European Union - Africa Summit in Brussels shows that the ANC is not committed to job creation. This decision not to attend is seemingly based on a decision to show solidarity with controversial Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe - who is boycotting the event. President Zuma said, "I think that time must pass wherein we are looked (on) as subjects, we are told who must come, who must not come". South Africa's economy cannot continue to face further battering because President Zuma puts President Mugabe before job creation. Indeed, President Zuma's decision to back out at the last minute is irresponsible and illustrates that he does not take foreign investment seriously. This follows a similar decision President Zuma took when he failed to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos this year. He cited the upcoming general elections as his reason for missing this important platform that could have been used to attract investment to our country in order to create more jobs for our citizens. South Africa is already lagging behind economically. Our economy grew at 1.9% last year, whereas other middle-income economies like Peru, Malaysia and Chile had growth rates between 4% and 6%. With lacklustre growth and increased unemployment, we simply can't afford to jeopardise our trading relationship with our biggest trading partner. The DA's Economic Policy highlights the importance of trade relations. To achieve stronger trade relations, the DA believes that strategic trade diplomacy can be enhanced by growing the country's presence, and seeking strong economic ties - which can be done by attending events like the above-mentioned summit. President Zuma's actions with the summit demonstrates that he can't be trusted to make the right judgement calls for our economy and for job creation. South Africans have a chance to put this right on 7th May and vote for a party that will use its foreign policy to create jobs and boost economic growth. Statement issued by Dr Wilmot James MP, DA Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, April 1 2014
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Kris This is Drenda!!! Try All Natural Skinny Fiber Here!! http://TheRealMe.SBCRotator.com/ My weight loss is a part of a larger health journey that began almost 2 years ago when I began having horrible headaches that were difficult to diagnose and trea Read more ... t. I finally found a doctor who diagnosed the main source of the headaches as being related to TMJ and osteoarthritis in my jaw. I found a specialist and volunteered to be a part of study at Baylor University Dental School. As part of the treatment, I was told I could only have liquids – NO CHEWING for a few months while we gave things a chance to rest and they realigned my bite and stopped the grinding with a mouthpiece. I began eating lots of soup, juice and smoothies and researching how to help the osteoarthritis through diet. As a result of what I found, I began eating more fruits, veggies and less things with preservatives, sugar or gluten (breads, pastas, etc). I also decided to stop eating pork and eventually beef as well. The changes in diet and the TMJ treatment made a dramatic difference in my jaw pain and my headaches. I also started losing weight with my healthier lifestyle. I was able to cut back on my headache medicines but still had to take a small dose of one of them. After about a year of feeling better and seeing steady weight loss, my metabolism stalled and I couldn’t seem to lose anything. I cut way back on my calories but still wasn’t losing. I even purchased a high dollar blender called Vitamix in hopes that would help me start losing weight again. Then I began seeing posts on Facebook about a product called Skinny Fiber and watching others success stories. It took several months but I finally decided I needed some help. What attracted me to Skinny Fiber was that it is an all natural product and it doesn’t make you feel jittery or weird. I began taking Skinny Fiber in December 2013 but didn’t change anything in my diet and even ate sweets and normal holiday fare. The first thing i noticed was that I was sleeping better. In January, we actually started trying to eat better and even walked occasionally. In February, we joined a challenge on Dietbet.com and won $ by losing 4% of our body weight. We have continued to eat healthy and even did a 3 day juice cleanse recently. As of March 2014, I lost 12 inches and 12 pounds using Skinny Fiber but the best thing for me was being able to finally get off all headache medicine! My sweet husband, Mike joined me on the 90 Day Challenge and he lost 18 pounds and lots of inches. We even had to buy him new pants for work because his old ones were falling off him! I can’t wait to see what the next 90 day challenge will hold for us. We don’t crave and eat bad things like we used to and are even starting a new exercise challenge to Walk or Run 30 miles in 30 days in April. This product has been a blessing in our journey to better health and weight loss! Try All Natural Skinny Fiber Here!! http://TheRealMe.SBCRotator.com/
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Shauntel 38. THAT'S A WRAP!!! This concludes our Wrap Party!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for joining us and learning more about this business and our products! If you are still on the fence... check it out!! We will be here for you every step of the way Read more ... . Here's the thing I want you to leave you with. It's April 1, 2014. How much has your life changed in the past week? I mean - REALLY changed. Probably not a whole lot. But...when you join this company or start using these products TODAY...you will have a different answer on May 1st. YOU decide. YOU make the change. Are you ready for a change? You don’t ever want to ask yourself ‘What if…’ I encourage you to get together with Katie Kahn to learn more! She has a website where you can browse, shop and even join! She can also answer any additional questions you might have or help you get signed up! Let us know if any of you have any questions at all!! I hope you had as much fun as I did! It is so overwhelming to see all of the buzz around these products and company!! We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health OR wealth!! Thank you for coming tonight!! Good night everyone!! **This event page will be open for a few days to review!
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Jerri Owner had to get rid of some horses. SO...12 yr old mare, about 14.3-15 hh. Was told she was a good trail horse. We rode her today. She is slow and quiet. Had NO trouble with her at all. We rode her in a snaffle bit. She could use 50-75 pounds, but a Read more ... s you can see, she is not poor. She seems to be just a gentle mutt. NOT a race horse as she is a slow steady mover...just a trail horse. Maybe not for true beginner kid, but definitely for a kid or beginner with SOME experience, or simply someone who wants a fuss free trail ride. Never offered to buck, rear or run off. Stood quietly to saddle and unsaddle. Doesn't seem to be a kicker. First $600 takes her home. Price will increase the longer she is kept and rode......and fed. Located in Eufaula, Al. 334-695-5828
12 yr old mare, about 14.3-15 hh. Was told she was a good trail horse. We rode her today. She is slow and quiet. Had NO trouble with her at all. We rode her in a snaffle bit. She could use 50-75 pounds, but as you can see, she is not poor. She Read more ... seems to be just a gentle mutt. NOT a race horse as she is a slow steady mover...just a trail horse. Maybe not for true beginner kid, but definitely for a kid or beginner with SOME experience, or simply someone who wants a fuss free trail ride. Never offered to buck, rear or run off. Stood quietly to saddle and unsaddle. Doesn't seem to be a kicker. First $600 takes her home. Price will increase the longer she is kept and rode......and fed.
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April Fools Day Is HARAM In Islam [HD]
The evils perpetrated on April Fools' Day are many. Some people have been told that their child or spouse or someone who is dear to them has died and unable to bear this shock, they have suffered great trauma. Some have been told that they are being Read more ... laid off, or that there has been a fire or an accident in which their family has been killed, so they suffer paralysis or heart attacks, or similar diseases. There are the endless stories and incidents that we hear of, all of which are lies which are forbidden in Islam and unacceptable to common sense or honest chivalry. Islam forbids lying even in jest and it forbids frightening a Muslim whether in seriousness or in jest, in words or in actions. Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, " I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even if its just for the sake of fun'' (Hadith-Abu Dawud). It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah(RA) that the Messenger of Allah(peace be upon) said:"The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he is entrusted with something, he betrays that trust." (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 33; Muslim, 59) Hazrat Wasilah reported that the Messenger of Allah(peace be upon) said: "Do not display pleasure at your brothers misfortune."(Hadith-Tirmizi) It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah(RA) said: "They said, 'O Messenger of Allaah, you joke with us.' He said, 'But I only speak the truth. " (Hadith narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1990) The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever imitates a people is one of them." (Hadith narrated by Ahmad) It was narrated by Mu'aawiyah ibn Haydah that he heard the Prophet (pbuh) say: 'Woe to the one who talks to make the people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him." (narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 235. He said: this is a hasan hadeeth. Also narrated by Abu Dawood, 4990). It was narrated by Asmaa´ bint Yazeed that the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said: "It is not permissible to tell lies except in three (cases): when a man speaks to his wife in a way to please her(Example: Yes dear your cooking was great when actually it was not); lying in war(treachery is not allowed in Islam) and lying in order to reconcile between people." (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1939)
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Maria Philippines to probe Arms Smuggling! MANILA, Philippines - The government is preparing to investigate alleged arms trafficking involving an unnamed military captain, California senator Leland Yee and a faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ( Read more ... MILF). “It cannot be taken lightly,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said yesterday over radio dzRB. “Certainly, this is a matter that has to be looked into.” The development came amid an admission by an “arms buyer” that some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were routinely selling weapons to rebels and other armed groups. Valte said an affidavit of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent contained information that would have to be probed. “We don’t tolerate any gunrunning in any shape or form, especially if you belong to the Armed Forces or to any of the security forces for that matter,” she said. “So that’s why the DND (Department of National Defense) is also looking very closely into this report, as well as the AFP,” Valte said. Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 She admitted initially giving on Friday a “guarded reaction because we did not have anything (official) on it yet.” But she said “we trust that the AFP will get to the bottom of it because they are also concerned... should it be clarified that someone from the AFP is allegedly involved.” She also said they would check with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima whether Yee had indeed visited the Philippines as he had claimed. “The BI (Bureau of Immigration) is under her and that can easily be checked. I understand that there is a particular date, at least, that was mentioned – 2012 – but we will leave it to Secretary De Lima on how best to go about that,” Valte said. Based on reports, Yee, who had authored gun control legislation, asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker with links to Muslim guerillas. Investigators said Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired missiles. In an affidavit, FBI agent Emmanuel Pascua talked of how Yee explained the entire process of acquiring weapons from a Philippine military captain and the MILF and bringing the firearms to the US. An FBI criminal complaint named Lee and 25 other defendants, including Raymond Chow, a one-time gang leader with ties to San Francisco’s Chinatown known as “Shrimp Boy,” and Keith Jackson, Yee’s campaign aide. Pascua, in his affidavit, accused Yee of conspiracy to illegally import firearms. Thriving business An arms buyer said most or 80 percent of the weapons in rebel hands came from the armories of the military and the Philippine National Police. “Soldiers and policemen are the best source of firearms – they deliver them right at your doorstep,” the arms buyer, who declined to be named, told The STAR. He said the weapons – including assault rifles and heavy machineguns – would also end up in the possession of other armed groups, including the more violent Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. He said many of the illegally traded assault rifles had been declared lost during encounters. The source said soldiers would often underreport their discharge of ammunition so they could keep and later sell the unspent rounds in the underground arms market. In some cases, supply officers were made to sign documents on the delivery of 200,000 rounds of ammunition when actual delivery was only 50,000 rounds. “Of course the supply officer will get his share of the misdeclaration,” the arms dealer said. He said M-16 bullets costing P7 each are the most in demand ammunition among armed groups, including political warlords in Mindanao. “The price of the firearms depends on their condition. A brand new M-16 is P30,000; an M-60 light machinegun, P50,000; a 20-mm mortar, P20,000; made-to-order 50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun is priced between P50,000 and P70,000.” The arms buyer also said Russian-made rocket propelled grenades (RPG) used to be in demand until the MILF began making its own grenade launchers and RPGs. “The cheapest are the grenades which cost only several hundred pesos each,” he said. The arms buyer said the rising demand for firearms has prompted some arms dealers to set up clandestine gun factories in remote areas in Central Mindanao. They can even fabricate weapons from car parts. He said armed groups would also tap the expertise of gunsmiths from Danao City in Cebu for their arms buildup. Check inventory Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop, meanwhile, called on law enforcement agencies and military units to check their inventory of firearms and weed their ranks of misfits who may have engaged in illegal trafficking of weapons. “I think the urgent and immediate task of concerned government agencies, especially the PNP-FED (Philippine National Police-Firearms and Explosives Division), is to conduct a no-nonsense inventory of firearms held by government and update their database,” Acop, a former police director and currently vice chairman of the House committee on public order and safety, told The STAR. “Having ‘loose’ firearms in government or those unaccounted for by agencies give rise to opportunities to smuggle them,” he said. Earlier this month, before Yee’s arrest, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted three Filipino nationals, including an official of the Bureau of Customs, for illegally conspiring to import weapons to the US. Acop, who is also chairman of the committee on government reorganization, said the AFP, the PNP, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other offices with law enforcement units like the Bureau of Customs must conduct frequent checks of their inventory of firearms. He said certain agencies, like the NBI, are allowed to import high-powered weapons, and that it is possible that such acquisitions are not recorded by the PNP-FED. He said he has a pending resolution in the House for a congressional inquiry into the unaccounted 900 or so high-powered firearms supposedly in PNP’s safekeeping. – With Paolo Romero, Jaime Laude
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Kathleen 33-Day Preparation Initial 12-Day Preparation Day 7 Purpose: Emptying Yourself of the Spirit of the World Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement of your own will; mortification, purity of heart. This purity is the indispensable condit Read more ... ion for contemplating God in heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith. The first part of the preparation should be employed in casting off the spirit of the world which is contrary to that of Jesus Christ. The spirit of the world consists essentially in the denial of the supreme dominion of God; a denial which is manifested in practice by sin and disobedience; thus it is principally opposed to the spirit of Christ, which is also that of Mary. It manifests itself by the concupiscence of the flesh, by the concupiscence of the eyes and by the pride of life. By disobedience to God's laws and the abuse of created things. Its works are: sin in all forms, then all else by which the devil leads to sin; works which bring error and darkness to the mind, and seduction and corruption to the will. Its pomps are the splendor and the charms employed by the devil to render sin alluring in persons, places and things. Today's Reading Imitation of Christ: Book 1, Chapter 18 (continued) Outwardly they suffered want, but within they were refreshed with grace and Divine consolation. They were aliens to the world; they seemed as nothing and the world despised them; but they were precious and beloved in the sight of God. They persevered in true humility, they lived in simple obedience, they walked in charity and patience, and so every day they advanced in spirit and gained great favor with God. They were given for example to all religious, and ought more to excite us to advance in good, than the number of lukewarm to induce us to grow remiss. Oh! how great was the fervor of all religious in the beginning of their holy institute! Oh, how great was their devotion in prayer, how great was their zeal for virtue! How vigorous the discipline that was kept up, what reverence and obedience, under the rule of the superior, flourished in all! Their traces that remain still bear witness, that they were truly holy and perfect men who did battle so stoutly, and trampled the world under their feet. Now, he is thought great who is not a transgressor; and who can, with patience, endure what he has undertaken. Ah, the lukewarmness and negligence of our state! that we soon fall away from our first fervor, and are even now tired with life, from slothfulness and tepidity. Oh that advancement in virtue be not quite asleep in thee, who has so often seen the manifold examples of the devout! Prayers Veni Creator Spiritus Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God's hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o'erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply. Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside. Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest. Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen. Ave Maris Stella Hail, O Star of the ocean, God's own Mother blest, ever sinless Virgin, gate of heav'nly rest. Taking that sweet Ave, which from Gabriel came, peace confirm within us, changing Eve's name. Break the sinners' fetters, make our blindness day, Chase all evils from us, for all blessings pray. Show thyself a Mother, may the Word divine born for us thine Infant hear our prayers through thine. Virgin all excelling, mildest of the mild, free from guilt preserve us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. Magnificat My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. Glory Be Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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