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by Rich
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1150
Views: 112369

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Harry Harrison's West of Eden trilogy is now available for Kindle at a reasonable price. I have 2/3 of the print version, and have not been able to replace volume one at a reasonable price.

I am happily rereading the entire trilogy,

Bliss! 8-)
by Rich
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: State rep run
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: State rep run

Beware of people from both parties trying to compromise your ethics, promising the Moon only to jerk the promise back at the last moment (Lucy to your Charley Brown).
by Rich
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Deep Thoughts

Using modern communications theory.

If someone tries to insult you and you refuse to acknowledge it, is it still insulting?
by Rich
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mom has passed.
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Mom has passed.

My condolences.
by Rich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: The Gun Safe thread

Funny, just when I also am finally getting around to looking at something more secure than the gym locker type Stack-On cabinet I have now. Let me save you some money. Keep your Stack-On. And hanging out around the edge of the locked door, artfully drape a couple of very dirty athletic socks and a ...
by Rich
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

In simple words, a work uniform technically exists to be worn to perform work. However there exists those among us who wish those who work to look sharp at all times to bring pride to the organisation, at least in their minds. The Army had a word for this. The word was Strac (sp). As a former avioni...
by Rich
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Psychiatrist Violates Professional Standards to Comment on Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Psychiatrist Violates Professional Standards to Comment on Trump

Those of us old enough remember the ads about the majority of psychiatrists being sure Goldwater was crazy. Not a peep from the AMA or any professional group of shrinks, which let Johnson/Humphrey get away with it.
by Rich
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 1911 + CMP = ?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: 1911 + CMP = ?

Oops! Thanks.

Mods, please delete this thread as a duplicate.
by Rich
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 1911 + CMP = ?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

1911 + CMP = ?

Seems like the Army/DOD is going to release a bunch of 1911's to new ownership soon. The somewhat incoherent story was on Fox news and I read it on my tablet so I don't have a link. The CMP is supposedly involved in a lottery type scheme that means a hopeful recipient would apply, have their applica...
by Rich
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Vonz90 wrote:I would discuss the Air Farce, but I figure I will limit the discussion to the military.


Trolling?
by Rich
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

Wasn't WLS and some others designated Clear Channel Stations meaning other stations on the same frequency had to shut down at night? Is that still in effect? I remember as a kid listening to the Boston and New York stations, and years later listening to Wolfman Jack from just across the Tex-Mex bord...
by Rich
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

Yeah, I remember sitting in my bedroom in Phoenix listening to police on my scanner and realizing the ones I was hearing were Detroit cops, on low vhf band. Skip was very good that evening. Many decades ago at Shaw AFB, I got commercial FM skip from Miami, on my dinky Heathkit FM-4 tuner. Never did ...
by Rich
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More Wichita Police Screwups
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: More Wichita Police Screwups

Issue the dogs security badges so the issue may be negotiated at a professional level. :roll:
by Rich
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Redneck Revolt
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Redneck Revolt

Frankingun wrote:We could be purple.


Yeath.
by Rich
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Redneck Revolt
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Redneck Revolt

Geez, Von, the theft from the Left continues. Back in the late twentieth century, the political parties were red for Democrats and blue for Republicans. Then that got switched around. I blame Carville and Begala. Then Green became identified with leftist causes who were identified with Democrats or ...
by Rich
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It's finally caught up with me
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: It's finally caught up with me

Yet, I quit cold turkey, twice. And if I hadn't stupidly talked myself into restarted smoking as a weight control measure, it would have been once.

Seriously, the method to use is what works for you, not me or anyone else.

Keep hanging in there. :P
by Rich
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Academy Sports Lawsuit
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Academy Sports Lawsuit

It could just be a paperwork mixup, as just to the east of Colorado Springs is El Paso County, Colorado. Could be that the magic name of "El Paso" was seen and automatically the name Texas came to mind.

Jus' saying.
by Rich
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Deep Thoughts

Why do we park on a driveway, and drive on a parkway? Why is there an Interstate highway in Hawaii? Why is a "fat chance" the same thing as a "slim chance" ? What happened to WD-1 through -39? Do dyslexic atheists lay awake at night wondering if there's a Dog? And do dyslexic pr...
by Rich
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It's finally caught up with me
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: It's finally caught up with me

So now you're merely mortal. Hang in there!
by Rich
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2390
Views: 280082

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!

Ah, So, said the blind man.

Thanks.
by Rich
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2390
Views: 280082

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!

I wrote print, not save. Ya know paper and ink. :roll:
by Rich
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2390
Views: 280082

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!

Gunnuts wrote:
Combat Controller wrote:Staying alive in this great pun!


facepalm2.gif


Cool!

Now, explain to me how I should go about printing that out? ;)
by Rich
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: National reciprocity bill
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: National reciprocity bill

About damn time.
by Rich
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday MelodyByrne (37)
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Happy Birthday MelodyByrne (37)

Been over there a few times, and right now her life is anything but happy.
by Rich
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 731

Re: I hate the BMI

My carbs are already down. I don't eat most fried food (chicken is too tasty to give up), potato chips, onion rings and most desserts. True story; While stationed at Hahn, Germany, my squadron commander (bless his heart) sent me down to the hospital in Weisbaden to participate in a weight loss progr...
by Rich
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 731

Re: I hate the BMI

I'm 5'8" on a good day and am quite a bit over 200lbs. In other words, I'm fat regardless of the system used. I'm slowly losing weight by the simple expedient of eating about half of what I used to eat. My goal is about 175-185 in about 3 years, maybe 4. And if I don't make it by then, well I'l...
by Rich
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

Clinton at his worst was worth at least ten of AlGore.

Please, please be careful what you wish for.
by Rich
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

I shudder to think what President Trump's library will be like. Each aisle will probably consist of a collection of Tweets from the same year. :shock:
by Rich
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 731

Re: I hate the BMI

AFA football linemen have to get a waiver for BMI so they can stay healthy and play football. After graduation I imagine (I don't actually know) they are given a period of time to go on a diet to get down to BMI standards. Of course they are closely monitored and helped by flight surgeons and other ...
by Rich
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Where did I go wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Where did I go wrong...

Vonz90 wrote:...as a father. The boy service selected Marine Air.


Ya see. Evolution does work.

Just teach him to avoid target fixation and he will be fine.

Besides as noted above, he'll make captain a whole lot quicker.
by Rich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Moore or Less in Alabama?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Moore or Less in Alabama?

When I was in High School, there were a couple of times I was accused of sexual shenanigans. As I went to a different High School each year (New Hampshire, Washington State, Virginia and South Carolina), there were just the two separate instances in space and time. What struck me the most was the di...
by Rich
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 2 women and 2 dogs lost at sea for 5 months rescued today
Replies: 35
Views: 1247

Re: 2 women and 2 dogs lost at sea for 5 months rescued today

Gals gotta do something for her retirement, and it looks like she is past her "sell by" date to go back to stripping.
by Rich
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: No time for Berghdahl

President Trump = President Tweet.
by Rich
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Unionized - outof a job the next day
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Unionized - outof a job the next day

Happened to my late sister. While living in Tacoma in the mid fifties, my sister had to join the union to get a job with Ma Bell. She joined, and next day they went on strike. No Union bennies for her, which was understandable but she needed a paycheck to avoid an emergency diet called starvation. E...
by Rich
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Having white kids is racist
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Having white kids is racist

Social Lamarckism (sic).
by Rich
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 500 Years Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: 500 Years Ago

Actually, Gutenberg preceded Luther by many decades (1440s for Gutenberg). So when Luther decided to translate the Bible into Hochdeutsch , the method of distribution already existed. What is somewhat underappreciated is the effect this had on increasing literacy in the European population. Thanks,...
by Rich
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 500 Years Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: 500 Years Ago

Herr Luther, meet Herr Gutenberg's legacy.
by Rich
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

The Democrats can't seem to get over him and how to get over on him, which is what is driving the noise. I'm just laying back in my recliner and enjoying the show. If this Russia atomic thing proves to be worthy of a couple of treason trials, it will have been all worth it. 8-)
by Rich
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Sailing, sailing, over the Briny Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Sailing, sailing, over the Briny Blue

Enjoy! Don't listen to those naysayers. :lol:
by Rich
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Who would of guessed this would happen?
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Who would of guessed this would happen?

Odahi wrote:"If you're confused about your sexual identity, the answer is simple. Find a mirror. Stand in front of it. Pull your pants down. Any questions?"


You forgot "lift up your gut" for some of us. :shock:
by Rich
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1150
Views: 112369

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

From fishy stories to something way out there. Found something I had read about 40-50 years ago and now offered in Kindle format. Yup, I'm rereading Atlantis, the Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly. It's good bedtime reading. Just read until your eyes glaze over, then you're ready for sleep. Sa...
by Rich
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

Hugh Hefner, has passed, and with him, the dignity of a titty rag run by a man who regularly used his own personal power to all but physically force women to perform sex acts on each other while he got high and jerked off (at least, when he wasn't stopping just short of shoving Quaaludes down their...
by Rich
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

Evidently this is what may happen when you certify the process and not the result. ;)
by Rich
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What to do with Puerto Rico?
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: What to do with Puerto Rico?

Consider that Puerto Rico is apparently the research center of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, we have to ponder whether we are better off with or without them.
by Rich
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: NFL Consequences
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: NFL Consequences

And to balance the number of NFL teams, the Giants and Eagles shall merge and be known as the Giggles. :lol:
by Rich
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this

I was working on my third row when I retired after 21 years. Had a JSC (I wasn't the only one put in for it) not awarded because two Colonels were feuding. One endorsed it, and the other was in a position to block it, so he did. Neither Colonel was down at the squadron level. I did have multiple PUC...
by Rich
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 3322

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

It's also amazing the depths to which that lawyers will stoop in withholding information about their clients in the hopes that no one will notice.
by Rich
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this

Vonz, nothing personal, just snark for snark. During my boat ride on Yankee Station (67-68). I (and 24 other Air Farce pukes) were awarded a Navy ribbon for outstanding service (as were all the Navy pukes too). When we got back to the realm of dry land and runways, at every yearly records review the...
by Rich
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this

No Vonz, they don't. :roll:
by Rich
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Bear attack while bow hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Bear attack while bow hunting

A companion who is slower than me.
by Rich
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What to do with Puerto Rico?
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: What to do with Puerto Rico?

If they ever opted for independence, about 40% of the Puerto Ricans would move to New York city, to join the ones who are already there.
by Rich
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: A Retitred Technician
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: A Retitred Technician

Weetabix wrote:It's Darrell. :D


Which one? :lol:
by Rich
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting
Replies: 68
Views: 2916

Re: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting

There is also a report that he had booked hotel rooms at some other music festivals, one a couple of months later in Las Vegas, and one in Boston. Boston police have stated that they are cooperating with the FBI and Las Vegas police. So evidently he was looking and planning for a target rich situat...
by Rich
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting
Replies: 68
Views: 2916

Re: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting

There is also a report that he had booked hotel rooms at another couple of music festivals, one a couple of months later in Las Vegas, and one in Boston. Boston police have stated that they are cooperating with the FBI and Las Vegas police. So evidently he was looking and planning for a target rich ...
by Rich
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting
Replies: 68
Views: 2916

Re: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting

This just in. Fox news (on my tablet) is reporting that the NRA is asking that the approval, that was granted by the Obama Administration, for the use of "Bump Stocks" be reviewed. Meanwhile the usual suspects are not letting this tragedy go to waste, as they are busily crafting legislatio...
by Rich
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting
Replies: 68
Views: 2916

Re: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting

From the number hurt, it appears all he had to do was aim into the crowd, and not worry about specific targets. This would make the "bump" method of full auto more viable, as he didn't have to worry about accuracy. Other reports say he was a millionaire with a home near Reno. They also say...
by Rich
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting
Replies: 68
Views: 2916

Re: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) Concert shooting

According to my Fox News app on my Kindle, He had both AK-47 and AR-15 semi's and possibly a AR-10, and some were "modified" to be fully auto. The method of modification was speculated but not definitely identified. My guess is bump. Also reported is he legally bought a shotgun earlier thi...
by Rich
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Dr. Pounelle's Obituary.
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Dr. Pounelle's Obituary.

Go to Chaos Manor https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/ and read Jerry Pounelles obit.

Remember, he was one of the key members of President Reagan's team that moved this nation away from MAD as doctrine.
by Rich
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

Government by tweet, Oh Joy.
by Rich
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 3322

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

I've never understood what, exactly, "daddy issues" are. Anyone care to enlighten me? I've met a few females who loudly expressed lack of interest in me because of the aftershave I wore, because their fathers wore the same aftershave. It was Old Spice. I don't know and didn't ask if they ...
by Rich
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 3322

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

Some may have daddy issues too.
by Rich
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 3322

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

Just part of the female mystique. :roll:
by Rich
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Woman Shoots Homeless Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Woman Shoots Homeless Man

After reading about her father's attempts to help her case, Just another All American Family, Kinda reminds of former Texas Governor Anne Richards bragging about always carrying her little pearl handled .32 in her purse while insisting Texans would prove to be irresponsible if allowed to carry weapo...
by Rich
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: What's your ethnicity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: What's your ethnicity?

Human! I know, I know, I'm a minority. :?
by Rich
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NICS System for Voting?
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: NICS System for Voting?

Dunno. If you voted against the guy (or gal) who won, their political police could drop by and ask if you voted or not, and for who. And now they have a paper trail to get them started,
by Rich
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Jerry Pournelle has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

I will miss his voice of sanity.

R.I.P. :(
by Rich
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NBC News Reports On Planned ICE Raid
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: NBC News Reports On Planned ICE Raid

News media being news media, I've got not much use for them right now. The real problem is the leakers in the government. Every one of them should be caught, tried, and thrown under the jail, after enhanced torture methods are used to find out who put them up to it. Don't forget, forfeit any monies...
by Rich
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Local Dems show some common sense...
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Local Dems show some common sense...

She doesn't appear to be a natural redhead either. :mrgreen:
by Rich
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

OK, here goes another episode of me, me, me. I have kin who are of color, and I have kin who are lily white. During the Civil War, all my ancestors (that I knew of) who fought were on the Union side. Some slightly earlier ancestors profited greatly from the infamous "Three Cornered Trade" ...
by Rich
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1150
Views: 112369

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Sui...
by Rich
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Citizens' Band Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Citizens' Band Radio

The way I've always looked at it, it's another form of communication in the local area. I've always carried a plug-in (to the cigarette lighter power) and a magnetic mount antenna for the roof of the car/truck I was in so I could receive reports on road conditions, accidents and other possible hazar...
by Rich
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Only Way To Defang NYPD
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: The Only Way To Defang NYPD

One of them pictured kinda, sorta looked like Troi (sic) from Star Trek. ;)
by Rich
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Only Way To Defang NYPD
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: The Only Way To Defang NYPD

Meh. I saw nakeder in Los Angeles in 1969. At least they kept it indoors. :roll:
by Rich
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?
Replies: 25
Views: 2019

Re: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?

For the good of humanity, I accept all blame. :mrgreen:
by Rich
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Bear goes after man on bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Bear goes after man on bike

Best solution I can think of is to have an open hunting season for bears. The length of the season determined by the numbers needed to fill the available habitat.
by Rich
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Horror
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: The Horror

Didn't Amazon buy Whole Foods?
by Rich
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?
Replies: 25
Views: 2019

Re: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?

Obviously some on this forum have no idea how explosive the urge to defecate can get. I've had to shit so bad at times it occured while I was bending on the way to sitting. Pretty much explosive and uncontrollable and far reaching. At least I was civilized enough to either clean up after myself, or ...
by Rich
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: A clean repeal of Obamacare - is it possible?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: A clean repeal of Obamacare - is it possible?!?

Possible, yes. Probable, no. :?
by Rich
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Sh*t Off Sidewalk Is Racist!
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Sh*t Off Sidewalk Is Racist!

As a result of my time in the military and living all over the place, I determined that the average IQ of an area was inversely proportional to population density and proximity to sea water. Manhattan is an island on the New York bay, with the highest population density in the US - just under 67 th...
by Rich
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: John McCan suffering from brain tumor
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: John McCan suffering from brain tumor

My father died of a brain tumor. First symptoms in late November, diagnosed in early December, died the following February. According to my mother, he didn't appear to have any higher brain function from about mid January. Horrible way to go. At least he was in a VA facility in Clearwater, Florida. ...
by Rich
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1150
Views: 112369

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2017/07/book-update-first.html I will be reading this one it comes out. Some of his adventures read like Huckleberry Finn in South Africa. The e-book of The LawDog Files is out at Amazon for $4.99. These are stories set in Texas. I guess we will have to wait for V...
by Rich
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Minn police shooting....
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Minn police shooting....

She was from Oz, he wasn't(Somalia?). I can hear her saying something that no one would think unusual Down Under, but would be considered racist in either Somalia or here. Which may point to anger management issues. :?
by Rich
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Sh*t Off Sidewalk Is Racist!
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Sh*t Off Sidewalk Is Racist!

If you apply that formula - remove the largest one or two urban (and thus massively Democrat) counties, and the GOP candidate probably wins the state. This is pretty much true of every state take a look at the 2016 pres race in Pennsylvania the counties that went "blue" have Harrisburg, P...
by Rich
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

........she has quite an arm:


Indeed she does. At least while stepping into the throw.
by Rich
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

The upper body musculature of women is enough different (meaning less) that throwing an effective overhand fastball is pretty much impossible.

As far as I think I know. ;)
by Rich
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?
Replies: 25
Views: 2019

Re: When is it ok to beat a little old lady?

OTOH, that is how I "won" the war of the seat that my sisters started when we were growing up. It was leave the seat up, or a sticky seat. 8-)
by Rich
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1150
Views: 112369

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Book Alert! I'm a little over halfway through Kay Frydenborg's A Dog in the Cave https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Cave-Wolves-Made-Human-ebook/dp/B01N28RJ43/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499716796&sr=8-2&keywords=a+dog+in+the+cave , and so far I'm thinking it's merely fascinating. It's about the co-...
by Rich
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Any idea what this is?

Yeah, .45 acp ball in a brass case, held upside down with a Raytheon FD ruler for scale. :ugeek:
by Rich
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Mil Exchange online shopping opening to vets
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Mil Exchange online shopping opening to vets

Thanks Randy.
by Rich
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4418
Views: 313437

Re: Does not follow...

Thanks Net. That was all right, in a non marxist way, 8-)
by Rich
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Your Dick Is Causing Global Warming!
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Your Dick Is Causing Global Warming!

My dick won't cause global warming.

Now global wetness is another story. :lol:
by Rich
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Fugitives captured by armed homeowner
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Fugitives captured by armed homeowner

Perhaps the homeowner doesn't want to be identified to the general public and then have to deal with the crazies?

Just a guess.
by Rich
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Global warming?
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Global warming?

slowpoke wrote:Climactically the earths cooling caused the desertification of north africa.


Don't forget the goat.
by Rich
Mon May 29, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I think it's time to start cleaning up the shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: I think it's time to start cleaning up the shop

Looks like my living room. Seriously. But then, I don't entertain much.
by Rich
Thu May 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Great Gift for Serious Coffee Drinkers
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Great Gift for Serious Coffee Drinkers

I'm gonna stick with my "origins" coffee program that Senseo steered me to. I'm currently doing Sumatra blend. Very tasty.
by Rich
Thu May 25, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Grills
Replies: 21
Views: 1814

Re: Grills

Grills?

Inked on the wall of a men's room stall.

"For a good time with lots of pretty grills, call 555-1234."

Below that was inked, "It's spelled girls stupid."

Below that was inked, "But, what about us grills?"
by Rich
Thu May 25, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Need help/recommendation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Need help/recommendation.

This one is great, too. Great source work on Islamic texts including the Koran. https://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Islam-Crusades/dp/0895260131/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0895260131&pd_rd_r=07PVD7Y96K7SCESBJ6GG&pd_rd_w=omZhj&pd_rd_wg=G7uAl&psc=1&r...
by Rich
Wed May 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Need help/recommendation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Need help/recommendation.

Thanks all. Wound up ordering one from AbeBooks (the penguin classic) and another from Amazon (plus an e-book for my Kindle). I swear every time I searched I felt I was being led deeper into fluffy-bunny land with all the emphasis on peacefulness right there in the title(s). So, I decided that ir wa...
by Rich
Wed May 24, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: For your edification, interest, and enjoyment.
Replies: 0
Views: 541

For your edification, interest, and enjoyment.

And just because I found it interesting. :mrgreen: Recovery. Opinion/analysis on Comey and draining the swamp; A note on Education. By Jerry Pournelle | May 23, 2017 - 2:19 pm | Updated: May 23, 2017 - 2:19 pm | View FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share Tuesday, May 23, 2017 The map is not the territory. Alf...
by Rich
Tue May 23, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Need help/recommendation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Need help/recommendation.

Finally decided I need my very own copy of the Koran, in English, and preferably hard cover, though trade paperback will suffice. Cost is a factor as I'm not made of money. A Kindle edition would also be appreciated. It seems all I see are in Arabic or other script, or perhaps I've been hanging out ...

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