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by randy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy files negligent homicide charges against former Fitzgerald, McCain commanders
Replies: 11
Views: 190

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

So, a 3 and 4 star take early retirement, two 1-stars get relieved (and I assume forced into immediate retirement). But only the two O-5s face criminal charges. "Rowden and Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift announced their retirements in the immediate wake of the accidents. Both the com...
by randy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

:cry: link from Browning site It's been coming for a while. One reason I switched to a Glock for EDC, didn't want a pistol I couldn't replace ending up rusting away in an evidence locker if something unfortunate should happen. At $1-1.5K for a new one off the shelf (IF you could find one in stock) i...
by randy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: NJ: Armed security ends 7-11 robbery decisively
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: NJ: Armed security ends 7-11 robbery decisively

Am I shot?

Oh fuck yeah


:D
by randy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: New German frigate is in bad shape
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: New German frigate is in bad shape

The biggest problem they have with it is the same one we have with the LCS platform; attempting to trade crew size for automation. It just does not work or something of this complexity as everyone is finding out.... And that's just for normal peace time operations. Throw in battle damage and damage...
by randy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Total Neck Breather
Replies: 27
Views: 274

Re: Total Neck Breather

Hang in there!
by randy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mom has passed.
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Mom has passed.

I'm sorry
by randy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 2242

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

:lol: Not the worst problem to have.
by randy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 20
Views: 417

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

Frankingun wrote:Looking from the outside in, as in never in any military, I’m wondering, why doesn’t the Navy provide some kind of official coverall for dirty work?


Because that would make sense
by randy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 39
Views: 627

Re: The Gun Safe thread

Don't forget to use a layered defense. Harden your outer perimeter (doors, windows). Time spent getting into the house is less time to work on the safe(s) Consider alarms. Lots of relatively cheap systems these days that don't require monthly monitoring fees and give you control from off-site. Loud ...
by randy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 39
Views: 627

Re: The Gun Safe thread

I've made this a sticky to help keep it easily found for future reference.
by randy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 1911 + CMP = ?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: 1911 + CMP = ?

I'm locking it, but prefer not to delete threads as a matter of course.
by randy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Baltimore Gun Task Force commander to plead guilty of scumbaggery
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Baltimore Gun Task Force commander to plead guilty of scumbaggery

evan price wrote:Baltimore Gun Task Force is corrupt through and through from the top down.


FIFY
by randy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Wildcat and AR-15
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Wildcat and AR-15

Well, Precision did not list price point as one of his criteria ;)
by randy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 421

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

What Weetabix said. There are weekly reports that summarize sunspot activity using NASA and other space weather data to plug into propagation software (or calculate using tables if you are into self abuse) so that HF radio enthusiasts can plan their activity around where in the world they can talk i...
by randy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 534

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

quoting some internet twit... FDR didnt give a shit about China (until it was politically necessary), So the atrocities and war crimes committed by a country don't count so long as the leader of the US doesn't care, or give the appearance of caring. Nice to know. Japan didn't bomb Pearl Harbor over...
by randy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine

I guess, at some point, I'm going to have to come into the 20th century, won't I? Give it a hundred years or so and see how this new fangled stuff works out first. :mrgreen: Now that I have a couple of pieces of Combat Tupperware these sound interesting, and cheaper than the the AR platform based o...
by randy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Combat Controller
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Happy Birthday Combat Controller

So that's what all the noise and fireworks was about last night! ;)
by randy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 534

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

I put this in the same category as the bleatings from the Mayor of Dresden complaining about a statue to Bomber Harris. Conveniently forgetting places like Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry....

Or for that matter Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka...

Don't start a war if you can't take a joke.
by randy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: An Update
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: An Update

Hang in there! Good luck with the procedure and here's hoping for the best possible outcome.

You know we are all pulling for you.
by randy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 776

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Is Cash

Is good
by randy
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Merry Christmas!!

Hope all are well and where you want to be today. And (not that I have to tell this crowd) take a moment to remember and be thankful to those standing on the walls between us and the barbarians, whether on the Korean DMZ, in the deserts and mountains of Southwest Asia, at sea, inside a command post ...
by randy
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Wildcat and AR-15
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Wildcat and AR-15

I'll just leave this here:

The Phoenix Weaponry 1873 45-70 AR
by randy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery (L Hip)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery (L Hip)

Glad to hear it went well.

So you now have another reason (other than being one of the Four Horsemen) for TSA to give you extra TLC! :twisted:
by randy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It's Baaaaack
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: It's Baaaaack

What the others said. Keep in touch and let us know if we can help.
by randy
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 747

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

Langenator wrote:...truly stupid social justice rhetoric.


Redundancy Alert :mrgreen:
by randy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It's finally caught up with me
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: It's finally caught up with me

Take whatever good news you can get!
by randy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

Apparently we had a system crash (not sure if hardware or software). I don't have the details.
by randy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New shooters - international version
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: New shooters - international version

Bravo! Well done Sir, well done.
by randy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It's finally caught up with me
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: It's finally caught up with me

Hang in there!

Let us know if we can help with anything.
by randy
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

Could have been a tanker with a group of fighters en-route overseas, or practicing for such an event.

When heading over seas fighters will sometimes fly in formation with a tanker to refuel periodically and to let the tanker do the navigation.
by randy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Moore or Less in Alabama?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Moore or Less in Alabama?

If he's guilty (particularly with women that were underage) then he should be thrown in jail, preferably after a sever beating by the victim's male relatives. (as should any government official from the president on down. Being a temporary federal employee shouldn't give you any special consideratio...
by randy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I hate the BMI
Replies: 28
Views: 721

Re: I hate the BMI

I'm 6"1' and was continually being harassed while I was in (before BMI became a thing) as I kept between 200 and 210 pounds, but my ideal body weight according to the charts was 180 (which I hadn't seen since Jr High), and since I was more than 10% over mt "ideal" weight I had to weig...
by randy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Career Limiting...
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Career Limiting...

Well, I hear the Air Force is short of pilots... :twisted:
by randy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Where did I go wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Where did I go wrong...

Maybe it's his mothers fault?
by randy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Coup in Zimbabwe
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Couldn't happen to a nicer thug. Hope they Ceaușescu him.

Vonz90 wrote:About time - of course it is 50/50 the new regime is worse.


It's Africa, so I'm not as optimistic as you are.
by randy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: R&B / Blues Music
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: R&B / Blues Music

Weetabix wrote:There can be only one: The Blues Brothers Rhythm & Blues Revue.


The Blues Brothers Band! Hmph!

Bunch a wanna be players

How good can a mess like that sound any way?

My vote is with the Louisiana Gator Boys! :mrgreen:
by randy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

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

Don't recall the name. Might have met her in passing but didn't work that closely with any Marines in the Targeting world. (A few on some special projects but they were all male).
by randy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Happy Birthday Jarheads!
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Happy Birthday Jarheads!

242 years ago today, the first guy in line at Tun Tavern to sign up turned to the second guy to sign up and said "Let me tell you how it was in the Old Corps" :D

Seriously, Semper Fi you magnificent bastards.
by randy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Texas church shooting
Replies: 59
Views: 1482

Re: Texas church shooting

Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out...
by randy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

Netpackrat wrote:I have a new winter driving chant.

"It's not the Jeep."
"It's not the Jeep."
"It's not the Jeep."


In my mind I hear that in this voice
by randy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Texas church shooting
Replies: 59
Views: 1482

Re: Texas church shooting

And the blood dancing begins

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has called on Congress to act on gun control in the wake of the latest mass shooting.
by randy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: No time for Berghdahl

Also, 50 million people who made statements against Bergdahl were not the commander in chief of the military. This It's called Command Influence and it's always been a way to screw up a valid prosecution whether the "command" doing the influence in question is a 2Lt or the CinC. I've been...
by randy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 2242

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

Beauty!
by randy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: No time for Berghdahl

Well, I wouldn't have given him jail time either.

I would have marched him straight out of the court room, through a gauntlet made up of his former comrades that participated in the searches for him, and straight to the impalement stake firing squad.
by randy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 2 women and 2 dogs lost at sea for 5 months rescued today
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

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

Netpackrat wrote:
randy wrote:Once again, HTRN may be a prophet (scary thought that!)


He also said the fix was in for Cruz, and IIRC Giuliani too at various times. :lol:


I didn't say he was a good prophet! :mrgreen:
by randy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: New York gets it again.
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: New York gets it again.

The National Rental truck Association? :twisted:
by randy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 2 women and 2 dogs lost at sea for 5 months rescued today
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

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

Once again, HTRN may be a prophet (scary thought that!) From CNN The mariners, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, had one EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) on board, which was properly registered," Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle told CNN....Molle told CNN that &qu...
by randy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: 2016 Dead Goblin Count
Replies: 0
Views: 203

2016 Dead Goblin Count

From the American Handgunner website Last year, private citizens killed at least 331 criminals in acts of justifiable homicide, according to the FBI. Of those deceased bad guys, 227 were dispatched with firearms including 197 people killed with handguns, another dozen with rifles, 10 with shotguns a...
by randy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

The B-25 was always one of my favorite WW2 types. Then you need to make to Dayton one year in April when the AF Museum hosts a Doolittle Raid commemorative. IIRC they've had up to a dozen or so B-25s perform a flyover in the past to celebrate their "F*** You, Strong Message To Follow" spe...
by randy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Weetabix wrote:I actually laughed out loud. :lol:


Me too
by randy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 13112

Re: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread

Secure in the knowledge that Darlin' daughter doesn't lurk here (I Hope :? ), picked up her CCW piece for when she turns 21 in a few months. Glock26.jpg Gen 3 Glock 26. Cabela's had a sale going (probably because of the Gen 4's coming into stock). She's handled and fired many types over the years an...
by randy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Yeah, what I've heard locally is "2nd HQ". Ohio has a couple of regions putting in their bids.
by randy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: In Defense of RoK
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: In Defense of RoK

It took me a moment to see where you were going with this as I thought I was clicking on a discussion about the southern half of the Korean peninsula. ;)
by randy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

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

My ribbon count was boosted by having had moved around quite a bit (CINCPAC was my longest tour, 3 years) with the mandatory (if you wanted to be competitive at the promotion board) "Didn't screw up" AF Commendation medal at the end of each tour, coupled with various "there I was"...
by randy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

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

TheArmsman wrote:When were you at Camp Smith? I was there at CG FMFPAC communication center 88 - 89.


I was at IPAC (dual hatted as part of CINCPAC J2) 89-90. My shop moved to Hickam in late 90 as part of standing up a BDA cell during DESERT SHIELD and merged with several other units to become JICPAC in 91.
by randy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: I bet the Air Farce has a ribbon for this
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

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

2. The AF does seem to have a ribbon for everything. I've been hearing this from Navy types since the 80's. So it's not just Vonz. When I was at CINCPAC HQ at Camp Smith Hawaii, they observed Aloha Friday's (locals wore aloha shirts or mumus to work) by having everyone dress up their daily uniform ...
by randy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: World War I
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: World War I

I seriously doubt the Germans expected any sort of successful operations from the Mexican government. Probably the best they hoped for was stirring up enough trouble on our southern border to distract us and tie up troops and logistics support that could be sent to Europe.
by randy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Just started 3 Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Just started 3 Gun

Look at this way, your leaning more from the problems than if everything had run smoothly
by randy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: My daughter got married on Saturday
Replies: 47
Views: 3920

Re: My daughter got married on Saturday

Netpackrat wrote: ...afterwards she had to admit that I really got it right. 8-)


And if you haven't started paying for that yet, you will, you will... ;)
by randy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: TV "sticks" and tricks
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TV "sticks" and tricks

legal issues aside, my knowledge of low power TV transmission is that there would be no cost savings over buying a Chromecast or equivalent for each TV. You could do it with amateur gear, but would need an Amateur radio license and the equipment would be well over $1K, with several hundred dollars o...
by randy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: TV "sticks" and tricks
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TV "sticks" and tricks

I've had Chromecast on both TV's for a couple of years or so. CINCHOUSE and Darlin' Daughter use it all the time to stream Net Flix and YouTube to them over our WiFi from their phones or laptop and no complaints. I think this will do what he is asking , but am not familiar with KlowdTV. At $35 to pu...
by randy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Ok, I'm back
Replies: 24
Views: 1151

Re: Ok, I'm back

Glad to see you back. When I'm the adult supervision, we are in real trouble...

I'll be interested to see what you will come up with as Darlin' Daughter is on a short timer countdown to getting her CCW this winter.
by randy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

Just got a new HP laser printer at home. Didn't register the model number until I went to select it and it sunk it that it was an M203.

Can't find a selection option in printer properties for HE, Flare, Smoke, CS or Buckshot. Have to keep checking for driver updates I guess.
by randy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Woman Shoots Homeless Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

Re: Woman Shoots Homeless Man

Police spokesman Don Aaron said neither Quackenbush nor the woman riding in her car initially reported the incident to police.


Regardless of the merits (or lack thereof) in this case, it could be another data point supporting the "he who calls 911 first wins" theory
by randy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: What's your ethnicity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: What's your ethnicity?

Man wears a hat like that walking down the street...
by randy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Irma Check in Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Irma Check in Thread

Anyone in the path of Irma check in here when you are able. Be safe!
by randy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Jerry Pournelle has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Awww damn.

One of my favorite authors, and the one with the most influence on my world view after Heinlein.

RIP
by randy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NOrks go hydrogen
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: NOrks go hydrogen

And not to be pedantic or anything ;) but unless dickwad is stupid enough to be standing under a RADAR dish, it wouldn't be a HARM (High speed Anti-Radiation Missile) :ugeek:
by randy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NOrks go hydrogen
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: NOrks go hydrogen

It means they could cause more damage if they were stupid enough to actually launch at a US target (and hit it), but the quantitative difference between that and a standard fission weapon doesn't really change the equation. A WMD attack is a WMD attack, and US doctrine hasn't changed on our response...
by randy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Just started 3 Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Just started 3 Gun

One of the reasons I shot skeet with my Mossberg 500, despite the handicap on second shots vs an autoloader or over/under was to get used to manipulating it under stress. I even shot a round with the riot barrel once for S&Gs. About worthless on the crossing stations, but abolute murder on the b...
by randy
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Utah Nurse Arrested for Refusing to Perform Blood Draw
Replies: 51
Views: 2505

Re: Utah Nurse Arrested for Refusing to Perform Blood Draw

If I were Det. Dickhead, I'd pray that I never have to go to that hospital for treatment. Not saying that his care would be less than required, simply that there are ways of providing care that make the experience more unpleasant than others.
by randy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: South Texas Check In
Replies: 19
Views: 1683

Re: South Texas Check In

I believe Doc is now up in the Dallas area
by randy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 2414

Re: Eclipse

Heh, need to go back and re-read that (it's only been 30 or so years). I had forgotten that scene.
by randy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 2414

Re: Eclipse

Steamforger wrote:I'm just a little ashamed to say your avatar finally clicked with me.


Now think about his username
by randy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 2414

Re: Eclipse

Sorry you feel that way.

My intent wasn't to dump on you, merely answering your question as to why there wasn't more excitement on the forum using myself as an example. Looks some of the other folks shared your excitement once the conversation got going.
by randy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Charlottesville Riot
Replies: 43
Views: 2578

Re: Charlottesville Riot

BDK wrote:The difference is, we have ARs.


...Garands, Mausers,... and bayonets for all of them.
by randy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 2414

Re: Eclipse

About 90% here, but I don't seem to be as excited about natural astronomical phenomena as most folks seem to be. I'll be working and don't have any plans to pop out for it.
by randy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Seattle's Gun Tax Epic Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Seattle's Gun Tax Epic Fail

So, they've netted $68,766.22. And there's still going to be a penalty for not complying with the public records request. :lol: :lol: That's assuming that there are no other structural or hidden costs (such as collection of the tax, bookkeeping, printing new forms, etc.). I suspect the true net inc...
by randy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

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

By that "logic", then why are there statues of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che... Oh no, those weren't evil, they had good intentions. Kumbaya and all that happy horseshit. Oh, I know that's what they feel (think would be too strong a word). Which is why they are the evilest of the lot. Of all ty...
by randy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

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

By that "logic", then why are there statues of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che...
by randy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

I understand a Van down by The River is a trendy place to stay... :mrgreen:
by randy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1144
Views: 111992

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just finished African Tales last night. The only problem with his books is that they are too short!
by randy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Keep Hands off our culture
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Keep Hands off our culture

So, where's the line? I'm half Greek, other is German and English. If I make lasagna and post a pic am I guilty of cultural appropriation wrongthink? Well, if you're part Greek, the Romans already appropriated your culture. :ugeek: If you're German (or English for that matter), odds are that you ha...
by randy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: My daughter got married on Saturday
Replies: 47
Views: 3920

Re: My daughter got married on Saturday

HTRN wrote:
Weetabix wrote:I was an unconventional influence. Not bad, per se. But unconventional.

8-)

One of my great joys, is occasionally getting to play the "fun" uncle. :mrgreen:


Why do I have the feeling that the "occasionally" part has more to do with the parents than the kids? :mrgreen:
by randy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Google fires diversity desenter
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Be seeing you...
by randy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 2242

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

First Shirt wrote:Well, now you've done it! You were supposed to talk me down from this ledge, not encourage me to jump off of it!


But where's the fun in that? :twisted:
by randy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Citizens' Band Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Citizens' Band Radio

I know several organizations such as RV'ers, motorbike clubs and Jeep/off road clubs that use CB for intercom when on their excursions. I can monitor 11 meters on my HF radio in the truck. I've occasionally scanned through that band to try to get info on traffic, etc. and never found anything useful...
by randy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 2242

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

At least half of a combat mindset/goblin avoidance is confidence. If she is confident in her equipment and ability to use it, it vastly decreases the likelihood that she will ever need to draw, let alone fire it outside the range. Aware goblins will avoid her for easier pay. Unaware ones will find a...
by randy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

You see the same thing in the way the media reports crime. If they hide the race of the criminal, everyone, and I do mean *everyone* who isn't a congenital idiot will know the criminals are black. Another example is when the media reports on a politician with criminal troubles, and whether or not t...
by randy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Thinking about retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Thinking about retirement

Are you enjoying what you do now?
by randy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Security risk for immigrant recruitment
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Security risk for immigrant recruitment

Gee, color me surprised. Here's my shocked face: :o This has only been going on since at least the 80's with street gangs and Aryan Nation punks signing up to get training and conduits to better toys. And another .gov program that loses focus on it's actual mission and takes shortcuts to boost it's ...
by randy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Gun Engraver (Weetabix, Know Him?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Gun Engraver (Weetabix, Know Him?)

Vonz90 wrote:I can appreciate the skill, but I guess I am the only one who finds all of the engraving on a firearm just plain ugly.


I don't know about ugly, but it is essentially a "less is more" thing for me.
by randy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Wife gun suggestions?
Replies: 34
Views: 2218

Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Find a range that rents a variety of guns and have her try several. That's how Darlin' Daughter settled on a Glock 26 as her to be acquired carry piece. maybe a Glock 42 (.380)? Normally I'd recommend trying a Browning Hi Power or clone (Darlin' Daughter loves mine (MINE DAMMIT!)) based on the opini...
by randy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4409
Views: 311941

Re: Does not follow...

Lived in Hawaii, Osan ROK in the summer,TDY to Blythevill AFB AR, Hurlburt and Eglin on the Florida panhandle in the summer.... The most miserable heat and humidity I ever experienced was detasseling corn in Iowa the summer before I went active duty. Contracted to do 5 acres. Then took on 3 adjacent...
by randy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Solar charger for AA
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Solar charger for AA

Amateur Extra. First licensed in 1978. We've had several threads about the subject. Do a search on "ham radio" or "amateur radio": http://theguncounter.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=19900&p=206611&hilit=ham+radio#p206611 http://theguncounter.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f...
by randy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: DC Circuit Court comes through
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: DC Circuit Court comes through

IOW, Heller was somewhat like Midway. We still have our fights ahead, maybe our Iron Bottom Bays and kamikaze attacks to get through, but the opposition is now on the defensive.

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