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by g-man
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The case against Greitens
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: The case against Greitens

A new, second felony charge. The Republicans are starting to turn on him. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/greitens-charged-with-felony-computer-tampering/article_3e705c33-e3ec-5299-a70d-4cb58a1e058b.amp.html So... AG Hawley is is the front-running Republican trying to unseat the...
by g-man
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: propane generator, factory or kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: propane generator, factory or kit?

The idea is, if we’re updating or building a house anyway, there’s not THAT much difference, and in the long run, the split units have lots of benefits over the larger central unit. Also, a good argument for a big propane tank vs NG hookups for the house.
by g-man
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: propane generator, factory or kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: propane generator, factory or kit?

Looking there, a pair of 3k Hondas would run for a LONG time on a 1k gallon propane tank, and would run individual split-unit ACs without any issue (6k parallel couldn't handle a whole-house HVAC unit). Guess that's another argument for the split-unit ACs in a place after the Army. And since I alrea...
by g-man
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: propane generator, factory or kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: propane generator, factory or kit?

How long will it run on a propane tank vs on a tank of gasoline? This is a very, very tempting adapter setup for my Honda EU3000is, since it'll run on gas, NG, or propane. Lots easier to stock a couple of propane tanks vice treating and rotating gasoline.
by g-man
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Police sting operation busts 3 smuggling miniguns to Mexican Cartels
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Sting busts 3 smuggling miniguns to Mexican Cartels

I did the same thing, but thought it was this guy...Image
by g-man
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: R. Lee Ermey Passed
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Just heard that. Shit. Godspeed Gunny.
by g-man
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2520

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

So, quick napkin math: $104.3m available 327 schools in the district ~$319k PER SCHOOL specifically earmarked for safety measure improvements. Ah'm not a smart man, but I'm pretty sure that would have covered most if not all of the entry control measures required to improve school security there. Bu...
by g-man
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment

... (apparently, it is a Kraut thing) There's something to be said for familial connections to people who avoided the Holocaust ingraining a level of understanding of this issue which surpasses the general population. Which is why I always find it odd whenever Jews in this country align with the pa...
by g-man
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: The 9th gets a Bit Less Nutty
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: The 9th gets a Bit Less Nutty

We started seeing those warning labels when we got to CA last year. I have to just laugh, because they're EVERYWHERE. The level of stupid here beggars belief.
by g-man
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Mining Facebook OK for Democrats, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Mining Facebook OK for Democrats, but ...

I thought I read somewhere that FB did lots of data mining and campaigning for Obama. Proudly. Everything is OK for the dems to do but not for someone else to do. No, no, no, that’s okay. Facebook used Facebook data that nobody realized they had been collecting to analyze what their own user base w...
by g-man
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns

IIRC it used to be Bank of America. Citi got the contract a couple /ten years ago and we all got new travel cards. BofA may have used to be the provider for GSA cards too, but Citi got that contract (along with U.S. Bank) last year. A plague on ALL their houses.
by g-man
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Youtube bans all gun and reloading channels
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Youtube bans all gun and reloading channels

Why I like Chinese: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/federal-ruling-could-set-dangerous-precedent-allowing-law-enforcement-access-to-whatsapp.html I can just see it now. Federal judge goes to CCP and says "The us.gov demands access to WeChat". See how long it takes the CCP officials t...
by g-man
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns

The government travel card program is run through Citibank. I can't wait to be rid of that POS card, and the requirement to use it.
by g-man
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Dan Wesson revolver
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Dan Wesson revolver

You suck.

Congratulations.


Also, ooooooh, pretty!
by g-man
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The ATF is racist, sexist, and ableist
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: The ATF is racist, sexist, and ableist

Steal away, even if it’s just to write congresscritters individually instead of the Judiciary Committee.
by g-man
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: FB and face recognition
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: FB and face recognition

Apparently I had gotten some sort of notification about this at some point in the past, as when I looked into my settings, I was already locked down (the setting is 'on' by default). That said, I couldn't find any emails from facebook about it, which is weird. Maybe I saw a friend mention it on fb p...
by g-man
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The ATF is racist, sexist, and ableist
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: The ATF is racist, sexist, and ableist

What she made meets the definition of a 'Firearm' under the NFA : 26 USC Chapter 53 § 5845(a) Firearm. The term 'firearm' means...(4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;... She 'ma...
by g-man
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Not that old, but officially old now...
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Not that old, but officially old now...

Turned 40 a couple of weeks back. Not too bad. However, Got fitted with my hearing aids today. Mumble mumble, race bikes, mumble, machine-guns, mumble Army.... it was really about time. Turning 40 didn’t make me feel old. And it’s not that the hearing aids necessarily do. But damn I’ve been missing ...
by g-man
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

4th night in a row I’m up above 100.4* (typically hit a bit over 101, then take meds right before bed), and sleeping in quarantine in the guest room isn’t any fun. This morning was the first day I had to take meds in the morning to knock it back down, so I’m hoping this is progress(?) toward being o...
by g-man
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Illinois Anti Gun Bills
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Illinois Anti Gun Bills

If he was on parole at sentencing, he was therefore on parole for a previous violent felony when they picked him up, with body armor, heroin, and a de-serialized pistol. Why was he not thrown under the prison? It's one thing to try and give people a chance to prove that they're not one of the recidi...
by g-man
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Time to panic?

A reminder, this is primary season. Give it a month THEN maybe starting to talk panic. I'm sitting in Texas where, Beto O'Rourke, the pot smoking, drunk driving Democrat (neither of which is surprising) outspent Cruz in the primaries. Cruz didn't even mention the asshole in his campaign ads. People...
by g-man
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Good news for JK and family

Good to hear!
by g-man
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so Precise

I recall when NYPD transitioned from revolvers to autos the number of shots fired per incident doubled but the number of hits remained the same. Which would be statistical proof that magazine capacity doesn't matter as it regards lethality in mass shooting incidents, provided by the beancounters of...
by g-man
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1784

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

On another forum I saw it suggested that everybody should go into a Dick's, fill up a shopping cart, and then "change their mind" and walk out leaving the shopping cart wherever. My question (there not being a Dick's in Alaska) was being a sporting goods store, do they have a bait freezer...
by g-man
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Africa Wins Again...
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: Africa Wins Again...

I had to explain the whole "Rhodesia went this way, and it didn't work out too well" bit of history when I read the article highlights to my wife last night. She reminded me of the fact that Cape Town is nearly out of water, which all the mass media are blaming on 'climate change' and anyo...
by g-man
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1784

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

Libs on the book of face are sharing same and rejoicing. Dick's is free to enforce whatever policies they want regarding sales to anyone. Free country. They just lost a LOT of business though. Either you're an adult at 18, or you're not. 16 for driving, 18 for guns, 21 for alcohol? Makes zero sense,...
by g-man
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up

Whenever my bosses start making noise about me moving to the northwest, I politely decline because for God’s sake I don’t want my kids anywhere near this level of crazy. I live in NY and don't see this kind of shit. It's probably not actually that bad....and I say that as an EMT in the capital dist...
by g-man
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?

I know it’s common sense, but the world cannot survive Europe falling to the Muslims. The west decided to give them lots of money, and they’ve caused all manner of hell. Giving them Europe’s military- industrial complex will be suicidal Only if they use it immediately after acquiring it, since as a...
by g-man
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?

I did note that they made what appeared to be carefully chosen references to archaic cultures with no women’s rights, as opposed to calling the invading Muslim hordes the invading hordes that they are. At some they’ll call spades spades, or get overrun.
by g-man
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?
Replies: 8
Views: 518

German Women: Canaries in the coal mine?

Zero to boxcars happens quick. At some point the guys there might catch on to what's happening and get onboard with this movement, and at that point it likely wouldn't be directed at holding politicians accountable.

#120db >> #MeToo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdtc7uRyLw0
by g-man
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Hit up a big open-air flea market and auction sale place in Sacramento today. Scored a Delta 11-990 12” drill press for $35. It runs fine, but needs a chuck. However, even after snagging an upgraded chuck and a new power switch, I’ve still got over $100 less invested than the used ones I’ve seen. Sh...
by g-man
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Are You a Gun Hoarder? :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Are You a Gun Hoarder? :-)

You're using these words, but I don't have any idea what they mean...
by g-man
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Looking at the charts here and here , it appears that .38 from a 16" barrel is on the order of .357 from a 3" barrel, so you're looking at a decent enough bump in velocity to make the extra rounds worth it over .357. You're at least as good as a short-barrelled .357 bedside gun, with the a...
by g-man
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Total Neck Breather
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Re: Total Neck Breather

Is it just me?

Image
by g-man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

Random additional thoughts: Totally speculation, but if the commanders in question were incapable of properly standing watch themselves due to inadequate training, would it not stand to reason that they wouldn't be able to properly train their watch teams to do so? Would this be a valid defense? I r...
by g-man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders

At least in the Army, one has to opt-in to meet a Command Selection Board. Thus, this group is self-selected, from a group of people who are already retirement eligible, i.e. they've made O-5 and are guaranteed to hit 20 (assuming they don't get court-martialed). Thus, those who would be most likely...
by g-man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2488

Re: The Gun Safe thread

What's the matter with Co2? It's the same stuff the miscreants exhale, those wastes of oxygen, food and space. Because if you vent a tank full of it in a small enclosed space, you stand a non zero chance of killing them. And this is different than a fire suppression system how? Imagine those are pe...
by g-man
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Paddle faster...
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Paddle faster...

Well that's quite a thing...
by g-man
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mom has passed.
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Mom has passed.

Condolences.
by g-man
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Gold Fringed Flag in Courtroom
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Gold Fringed Flag in Courtroom

I'm sorry, I'm confused. I can't seem to find the NSN for Admiralty Flags. The only ones I can manage to find are marked as Ceremonial, Parade, and Indoor... so maybe my Google-fu is weak on this one. Could one of you kind gentlemen point me in the right direction so I can ensure our office is worki...
by g-man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

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

Listened to the conclusion of a Kentucky basketball game being played in Lexington one evening on the AM radio in my '65 Galaxie. From my driveway. In Birmingham AL. As for the "Cyclone Bomb" or whatever ridiculous-assed term they've come up with to sensationalize this latest 'winter storm...
by g-man
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Joined the 4-plate club yesterday. Don’t actually have 8x45’s, so I had to improvise.

https://youtu.be/d2ovu_6J9Kk

Also, PCS put my diet in the ditch, and the holidays haven’t helped this year. Don’t care where my weight goes as I get back to lifting. But my waist needs to go.
by g-man
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

RE:Facebook arguments. Don’t try and wrestle with a pig in his pen. It annoys the pig, and you just end up covered in shit. If dude doesn’t understand the difference between “We’ll quit if...” and “Fuck it, we’re out, you win...”, maybe HE should crack open some history books. Wouldn’t hurt anyone w...
by g-man
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1410

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Three hours in a quiet house with my coffee and some gingerbread cookies before the kids got up. Got a new (to me) slip-on muffler for the big bike, so it'll shed about 15# once the pipe finally gets here (no USPS Christmas Miracle...) Also got enough cash and Mastercard gift-card monies from family...
by g-man
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!
by g-man
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Mo Redneck engineering
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Mo Redneck engineering

I assume you have to screw each of the eye-bolts out for removal? A bit fidgety for using very often, but secure; and a damn sight better than 'permanently secure' should the OEM solution have failed.
by g-man
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: A Convicted Felon, unlawfully in the US, with a stolen firearm...
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: A Convicted Felon, unlawfully in the US, with a stolen firearm...

What do you suppose the verdict and sentence would be if one of our CA forum members did the same thing? :roll: Sure as hell, they'd throw me under the jail. Felon in possession wouldn't apply to me, so they'd pull out every other possible applicable charge. And of course since I've had all the app...
by g-man
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: A Convicted Felon, unlawfully in the US, with a stolen firearm...
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: A Convicted Felon, unlawfully in the US, with a stolen firearm...

Looking at the charges in the case, it appears the felony murder rule applies only to a particular list of other predicate felonies, not on any felony. Since the felony in possession felony, and the discharge of a firearm in city limits felony, and the possession of a stolen firearm felony (because ...
by g-man
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New shooters - international version
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: New shooters - international version

Have those sorts of connections elsewhere, haven’t gotten them lined up here in CA yet...
by g-man
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New shooters - international version
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: New shooters - international version

Damn, even better! Guess I missed the level of pre-planning involved. I really should find a decent local range for doing these sorts of things, should they come up.
by g-man
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New shooters - international version
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: New shooters - international version

Huzzah! Having 'native' weapons for each of them to shoot was quite the nice happenstance!
by g-man
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Leftism driving another place into the dirt
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Leftism driving another place into the dirt

Something comes to mind as to a proper gentlemanly response to one's employees being threatened... promising the city that should their constabulary not address the situation, one should not be held responsible for any injuries which may arise from one appropriately thrashing any cur involved with s...
by g-man
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

No worries. In the spirit of this thread, now for something completely different... I talked to a local gun shop counter guy on my lunch break one day last week. I can either put a retarded 'paddle grip' instead of the pistol grip on an AR, along with some other nonsense, and make a 'featureless' AR...
by g-man
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

For a number of administrations now, it has appeared that vice presidential running mate choices have been made in a self-preservatory manner. One look at the prospect of the Vice Pres being in charge likely stymied many a would be assassin. Or at least it's appeared that way to me. What about this...
by g-man
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

For a number of (previous) administrations now, it has appeared that vice presidential running mate choices have been made in a self-preservatory manner. One look at the prospect of the Vice Pres being in charge likely stymied many a would be assassin. Or at least it's appeared that way to me. ETA: ...
by g-man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

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 g-man
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Stupid is, as stupid does........
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Stupid is, as stupid does........

The Ball clan are first-rate shitbirds. Screw ‘em.
by g-man
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Texas church shooting
Replies: 59
Views: 2238

Re: Texas church shooting

Jered wrote:Yahoo is reporting that the Air Force didn't put this guy into NICS.


The AF already admitted they didn’t put him in NICS appropriately. Wow. There are definitely some careers circling the bowl over that.
by g-man
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Texas church shooting
Replies: 59
Views: 2238

Re: Texas church shooting

I already carry a stack of books with me and a bag/case with my Bible and notes in it. All related to my either teaching, leading music or both on any given Sunday. Probably could go to a knapsack or even briefcase without anyone thinking a thing of it. Put a locking handgun case inside that and be...
by g-man
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 58
Views: 5802

Re: Raspberry Pi?

Whole-network ad blocking: Pi-Hole. Saw it over on another forum I'm on and have it on my to-do list.
by g-man
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123272

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Working my way through When Violence is the Answer by Tim Larkin. Wouldn't be alarming to most readers of this forum, in that we understand that once the threshold gets crossed, ending the fight as quickly and effectively as possible is advised. However, since I pre-ordered, I got access to a video ...
by g-man
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: New York gets it again.
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: New York gets it again.

"We shouldn't blame Islam" announcement in

3...

2...
by g-man
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Just got my copy of Mom's DNR paperwork.
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Just got my copy of Mom's DNR paperwork.

That sucks. Saw this the first day you posted it, and haven’t been able to bring myself to post. Dad doesn’t have a DNR yet, but does already have an advanced directive specifying no feeding tube. I was fine discussing that bit with him until he said he hopes he’s lucid enough to understand and reme...
by g-man
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 4780

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

Apparently a thing across the pond as well.
by g-man
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Ayup. Wife smeared the stuff on the actuator inside the trap, and I set it out in the corner of the yard. I'll have to check it before I let the dogs out, but expect it will likely have an occupant in the morning. Little bastards...
by g-man
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Found out that we've got a rat eating our walnuts on the tree. Live trap has been secured and is set and baited in the back yard as I type this. Live trap because with dogs we can't use poison, and snap-traps are out since I'd just catch dog paws with those.
by g-man
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California Goes More Moonbat
Replies: 23
Views: 1926

Re: California Goes More Moonbat

One of the Airmen waiting in the personnel office on Travis when I was there to get a new ID was bitching about background checks for ammo. All I could think was: "I'm really glad I found all that .22lr when I came back from Hawaii... I have enough that I can afford to go shoot and not have to ...
by g-man
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 3099

Re: Eclipse

I hope Darrell comes back around at some point. This is a rather disgruntled group of curmudgeons, but it's one of the most civilized places on the Intarwebz, which is rare these days. As far as eclipsitude goes, I was a couple hundred miles outside the path of totality, but I have a full-aperture s...
by g-man
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 3099

Re: Eclipse

PCS timing meant I won't be able to drive up to the path if totality. Still, planning on seeing the ~75% eclipse here from the parking lot at work. I'm bringing in the big scope and a couple of spare solar filters.
by g-man
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Charlottesville Riot
Replies: 43
Views: 3256

Re: Charlottesville Riot

scipioafricanus wrote:
Weetabix wrote:Gun Free Zone has an interesting and a bit concerning observation on the course of this whole thing: Welcome to France

That makes complete sense.


Kinda frightening, actually. Eeek.
by g-man
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Going to California
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Going to California

House is mostly full of boxes, RV trailer is very nearly empty, and we're looking for either storage or a consignment lot for it this weekend. The commute to work is much better than in the D.C. area, since I'm still outside the SF clusterf*ck when I get off the interstate. Friday afternoons coming ...
by g-man
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: My daughter got married on Saturday
Replies: 47
Views: 4802

Re: My daughter got married on Saturday

Congrats granddad!
by g-man
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Police and the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: Police and the 2nd Amendment

... in a planned raid. Here's where the situation fundamentally breaks down: you assume they actually planned this. No-notice emergency response not being able to find a place is understandable. But no-notice in this case means for the suspect, not the cops involved. Or maybe not so much in this ca...
by g-man
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Smart Gun Defeated with $15 Worth of Magnets
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Smart Gun Defeated with $15 Worth of Magnets

I saw that. Either you have a simple electromagnet like this that is quickly defeatable, or you have an overly complicated cammed or multiple actuator system that is much more jam-prone. Guns are tools, and the general object of making 'smarter' tools is to allow their use by dumber operators (i.e. ...
by g-man
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Going to California
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Going to California

Packers started today. Husband and wife crew that appears to be on track to get the three day pack up done in two. Assuming that happens, we'll have a "free day" on Wednesday before the truck comes on Thursday. Which means we'll have a chance to get the RV trailer organized, and get the fu...
by g-man
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday JKosprey (29)
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Happy Birthday JKosprey (29)

Many happy returns!
by g-man
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?

Have everything elsewhere, except for your immeduate carry items. Never answer the door for the police. They can leave a card and I will call them back.That's the way I've done it when being served divorce papers, etc. Have backups for your carry items elsewhere. Two is one, one is none. Hence the ...
by g-man
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?

Have everything elsewhere, except for your immeduate carry items. Never answer the door for the police. They can leave a card and I will call them back.That's the way I've done it when being served divorce papers, etc. Have backups for your carry items elsewhere. Two is one, one is none. With the C...
by g-man
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?

Happened to a guy my wife used to work with, his brother went thru a messy divorce and his soon-to-be-ex-sister-in-law said she was afraid her husband might get a gun from his brother and shoot her, cops came and took EVERYTHING, even his bow and arrows. Cops told him "We're taking them, you'l...
by g-man
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Does the revolution begin in Oregon?

Yeah, y'all have fun enforcing that one. Except... Scenario: I've pissed off a family member (ex, sibling, etc), and they sic the cops on my via this law. Signed ex-parte order in hand, the cops show up at my door. Because I'm law-abiding, I open the door to have a casual conversation with officer f...
by g-man
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California Goes More Moonbat
Replies: 23
Views: 1926

Re: California Goes More Moonbat

At which point those clowns will rule as we expect them to, and the same thing that would have occurred when this was first supposed to go into effect will happen. Jack, and sh*t. And Jack left town. CA cop from the wife's book of face was notably happy about the federal judge's ruling. And appropri...
by g-man
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Supreme Court declines to hear Peruta case
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Supreme Court declines to hear Peruta case

Yeah... I'm just happy that being active duty means I don't meet the criteria for being a 'firearm importer' under CA law, so I don't have to tell the CA DOJ jack or sh*t about what I'm bringing into the state, and my 'off list' handguns are okay, as long as I only have 10-round magazines for them. ...
by g-man
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Supreme Court declines to hear Peruta case
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Supreme Court declines to hear Peruta case

Linky

Thomas and Gorsuch dissented the decision to not grant cert. What's the next case percolating up to get the rogue 9th circuit back under control on this topic? With the Peruta case dead, my chances of getting a CCW while stationed in CA just went to zero. Yay.
by g-man
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.

From an actuarial standpoint, I can't see this as anything but a HUGE moneymaker for the NRA, since the number of prosecutions following righteous shootings appears to be on the decline. Especially given the proliferation of shall-issue laws in many states over the past couple of decades. Prosecutor...
by g-man
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.

No issue with him doing what he does... but the NRA' s decision to use that particular photo, combined with the original point (1911 is disallowed as a primary weapon for this course) is further proof to me that they're too stupid to listened to. Is it a capacity thing? If so, why not allow a double...
by g-man
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: NRA Disallows 1911s As Approved Carry Guns.

I don't care how 'tacticool' his previous job title credentials make him, nor that he's committed / crazy enough to get the surgeons to buy into rigging up his right claw. But as a national-level safety instructor, you should be able to at least demonstrate the proper way to clear the holster, even ...
by g-man
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2416
Views: 294673

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

That, that cant be real can it, I mean, it looks like that fence is already a bit pock marked from something, but that ARs going to go right through the fence and into the building behind it. If I understand what's going on here correctly, it was staged as a joke. Whether or not the originator thin...
by g-man
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Built a side charger AR
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Built a side charger AR

Why not reverse the scope mount and run the nuts on the other side of the upper?
by g-man
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Seattle Gun And Ammo Tax Hilarity
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Seattle Gun And Ammo Tax Hilarity

Note that their commissioned study found that there is a high rate of 'recidivism' among gunshot 'victims'. They keep using those words... I am not sure they mean what they think they mean.
by g-man
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Income Discrimination...
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Income Discrimination...

Direct correlation between this and Vonz's link to the article on the wrong kind of entrepreneurship. Instead of Fishman and her Union cronies trying to figure out how to make housing more affordable for low-income tenants, they seek to have the government force landlords to accept said tenants. If ...
by g-man
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise
Replies: 31
Views: 2524

Re: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise

Facebook pulled his profile page.
by g-man
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise
Replies: 31
Views: 2524

Re: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise

Gunman identified as a dude from IL. His license picture on the Fox News article above matches an old profile pic from his facebook page (confirmation that it's the right account)... and he's a raging Bernie supporter. Color me shocked.

Hodgkinson facebook page.JPG
by g-man
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Going to California
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Going to California

Got hard-copy orders in hand, and we have a house. Rent is higher than here, so compounded with the lower BAH.. ugh. Submitted the request for scheduling the movers to the Personal Property Office, to include the partial DiTY for the bikes, guns, and other stuff I don't want the contract gorillas ha...
by g-man
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity
Replies: 20
Views: 1983

Re: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity

That distinction is pretty important, especially for the large bunch of someones like me who move around every 2-3 years and don't become residents of their new state.
by g-man
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Going to California
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Going to California

Got my (corrected) RFO, and submitted my packet to get hard-copy orders cut... heading to Travis AFB / Fairfield CA. Finishing up with my current gig at the end of July, then it'll be a quick caravan across the country, so I don't burn any leave enroute. Have been doing plenty of reading on the CA g...
by g-man
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity
Replies: 20
Views: 1983

Re: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity

If Trump wanted to be could solve this with a stroke of his pen. I don't know if that would be the best solution, but it certainly would be the most entertaining. I just know that some jackass from a free state would go carry in NYC or DC and the ensuing confrontation with the police could either h...
by g-man
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity
Replies: 20
Views: 1983

Re: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity

Bullshit! Driver's tests aren't standardized, state EMT tests aren't standardized, marriage license requirements aren't standardized. Why should the lack of standardization on CCW permits matter? EMT certification is not standardized. *SOME* states have straightforward reciprocity, but my NYS card ...
by g-man
Mon May 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Annihilation Tactics
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Annihilation Tactics

"What keeps you awake at night?"

"Nothing, I keep other people awake at night."

Mattis. For. President.
by g-man
Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NY Lawmakers Want Childproof handguns
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: NY Lawmakers Want Childproof handguns

I was going to post something about how my weapons were stored safe from my then young daughter but still fairly quick to get into action. But I reminded my self that safety is not the goal of this or any other legislation by statist scum. It's about control of the population. An intermediate step ...
by g-man
Thu May 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NY Lawmakers Want Childproof handguns
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: NY Lawmakers Want Childproof handguns

My 1911 has a childproofing device... It's called a recoil spring assembly. Stored condition 3, there is no way a 5-y/o can chamber a round. At least not any 5-y/o I've ever met. My WIFE can barely get the slide cycled... I'm not concerned about any kid doing it. Now it's still put away out of reach...

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