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Women in Europe: Shotguns Have ‘Virtually Sold Out’ in Austria Amid Migrant Fears 

In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes, with gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush….(read more)

Source: Daily Mail Online

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‘SPECTRE’: Nine Bond Cars Stolen in Germany

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, nine luxury cars, which were set to go to the Alps for filming on the upcoming Bond film SPECTRE, were stolen during a raid in Germany that occurred in October. Of those cars, five were Range Rover Sport models that had been customized for the film…(more)

Inside Movies – EW.com – The Hollywood Reporter


[VIDEO] Vintage: Rare 1908 Film Footage of Leo Tolstoy During His Final Days

This item recommended by hitchhikeamerica’s Tim Shey, from Open Culture:

“My life came to a standstill,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in his 1882 conversion memoir A Confession, “I could not breathe, eat, drink, and sleep, and I could not help doing these things.” So Tolstoy’s described his “arrest of life,” a period of severe depression that led to a very deep, personal brand of faith in his late middle age.

[Read the dramatic story of Tolstoy’s last ten days in this translated excerpt from Pavel Basinsky’s award winning Leo Tolstoy: Escape from Paradise.]

The towering Russian novelist renounced worldly desires and came to identify with the poor, the former serfs of his aristocratic class. Tolstoy’s radical religious anarchism in his final years spread his fame far among the peasantry just as his literary achievements had brought him worldwide renown among the reading public.

[Also see: Putin Signs Russian Law Banning Swearing in Arts and Media]

So famous was Tolstoy, William Nickell tells us, that Russian critic Vasily Rozanov wrote that “to be a Russian and not have [seen] Tolstoy was like being Swiss and not having seen the Alps.”

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