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by randy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Question for the Air Force guys
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Question for the Air Force guys

Since neither is a transport base, the likelihood of aircraft with space on board for passengers goes WAY down. When I was in Space-A seemed to be mainly used by retirees and dependent family members that had no set schedule and could afford to wait around a terminal a few days for hop to where they...
by randy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: R. Lee Ermey Passed
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

RIP Gunny
by randy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341691

Re: Does not follow...

Found my #$*^&#$*& old respirator tonight. Spent 45 minutes looking for a tool that I KNOW I have seen multiple times since moving, before improvising another way. I know right where the stupid thing would have been in the old shop; I'm sure it will show up some time when I don't need it. G...
by randy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Illinois town bans guns
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Illinois town bans guns

Might there be an entrepreneurial opportunity here? Storage facility near the city but outside their jurisdiction where owners can store their firearms until this is this overturned (judicially or electorally)? And there could be a major payday for the lawyers if the city tried to prosecute people f...
by randy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Illinois town bans guns
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Illinois town bans guns

Actually, I hope they don't.

I hope they have to cut budgets for streets, police and fire with layoffs for non-public safety staff.

Stupid should hurt.
by randy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123229

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

The major complaint in the Amazon reviews seems to be that most of the story in this book is back-room and back-channel intrigue and politics, as well as espionage and other forms of skulduggery,


So apparently they've never read any of David Weber's other stuff?
by randy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:14 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

I have long ago decided that oxygen causes cancer. The proof: if I eliminate your exposure to oxygen, you will never develop cancer.

So, does CA require cancer warnings on O2 bottles? (I know, don't give them any ideas...)
by randy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Diversity Bridge Fell Down
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Diversity Bridge Fell Down

scipioafricanus wrote:Same company is building a bridge/overpass between Indiana and Illinois.


Any idea where exactly? I may have to re-route my next trip back to visit the family.
by randy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: School Me On Ringo

I thoroughly enjoyed the Posleen series and would also add Yellow Eyes to that list. Watch on the Rhine was a good read despite intensely disliking some of the characters. I didn't include them as they weren't straight Ringo, but Ringo/Kratman collaborations (talk about a combination guaranteed to ...
by randy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: School Me On Ringo

skb12172 wrote:Isn't "The Last Centurian" part of the Rising Troy series?


As toad said, It's a standalone.
by randy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: School Me On Ringo

The Legacy of the Aldenata Series (AKA the Posleen wars) would probably be best. His first books that got people reading. And fewer of the "Oh! John Ringo No!" moments. I didn't like the later books of the series (more covert ops/conspiracy/shadow ops than direct combat) as much as the ear...
by randy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Mining Facebook OK for Democrats, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 245

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

Ahh. Thanks for clarifying. That is soooo totally different....

(Like the difference between a left boot or a right boot stomping your face)
by randy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment
Replies: 23
Views: 736

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

It there is any opinion more useless than that of a retired Supreme Court Justice, I'm hard pressed to think of it.

I did find it amusing that he basically admitted that the originalist reading of the Second is correct.
by randy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: March For Our Lives events - anyone else attend?

Had one locally. I didn't go. Local media says "hundreds" gathered at the square downtown for the local franchise meeting. Which is the usual turnout for "progressive" events. Looks like the usual collection of true believers and useful idiots from the write up. Made my contribut...
by randy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Dan Wesson revolver
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Dan Wesson revolver

Shiny!
by randy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Citigroup doesn't approve of guns

So what's to stop you from taking a cash advance and then use that cash to purchase a gun? Preferably an Evil Black Rifle with a Bump Stock, bayonet and thing that goes up. From a private seller in the parking lot of an ELGS? Virtue signalling twits. Don't have one of their cards, and the cards I do...
by randy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123229

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just once, I'd like to read a scifi story where humans arent the backwards newcomers on the scene the best I've managed to find is " with friends like these " and The Ancient The Empire of Man series, by David Weber and John Ringo are pretty good. Advanced humans land on primitive planet....
by randy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: FB and face recognition
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: FB and face recognition

This site is pretty much the only interactive social media I participate in. I do have a twitter account for work and use it to monitor feeds from local news organizations, local government and agencies, National Weather Service to get a heads up on activity that might impact the organization. I hav...
by randy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: PRC lectures US on gun control and human rights
Replies: 8
Views: 429

PRC lectures US on gun control and human rights

H/T to Tam China can offer lessons to US in protecting human rights The US will have to adopt gun control in the future. It's better to decide sooner rather than later. Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The US should learn from China and...
by randy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Meanwhile In Formerly Great Britain
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Meanwhile In Formerly Great Britain

Vonz90 wrote: I am pretty sure she doesn't mind. :lol:


The fact you a) wake up every morning and b) are fully "intact" probably supports that thesis :twisted:
by randy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: 1 down, 49 to go
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: 1 down, 49 to go

Hang in there!

Keep in touch when you can, let us know if we can help with anything.
by randy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

It gets better: https://nypost.com/2018/03/08/swat-members-suspended-for-responding-to-florida-massacre/ SWAT officers who took the initiative to deal with school shooter without orders are suspended. I could understand a write up or a warning for failure notify their supervisor or dispatch they we...
by randy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: Good news for JK and family

Cool! Congrats
by randy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Africa Wins Again...
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Africa Wins Again...

Termite wrote:I'm glad de Klerk dismantled South Africa's nuclear weapons and program. The thought of the ANC with nukes is spooky.


I'm thinking that de Klerk and his fellows were thinking the same thing, hence the (relatively) sudden divestiture. ;)
by randy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: What to get next?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: What to get next?

Since this is a treat, I would steer towards something on your list that is there not for practicality (need it for hunting or fill in a self-defense armory hole) but mostly for fun or because you just always wanted one. From your list, for me that would be the Revolver in .357. I love my S&W Mo...
by randy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Becoming a Reserve Cop
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Becoming a Reserve Cop

I've gone through several polygraphs and the process varied depending on the department (and it's been over 20 years). Most had a questionnaire you filled out, covering what you would expect (criminal history, drug use, etc.) The actual machine time started out asking if you were truthful in your an...
by randy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump turning on us.
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Trump turning on us.

This is my shocked face :|

The good news is that he's likely to forget about this the next time someone says something mean about him on twitter in 5,4,3...
by randy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341691

Re: Does not follow...

by randy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dick's Goes Zumbo
Replies: 40
Views: 1775

Re: Dick's Goes Zumbo

I would refer to them as virtue signaling attention whores, but that would be insulting to prostitutes. I was surprised they had any sales to ban. After Newton they made a big deal about banning "assault weapons" to the extent of screwing over multitudes of customers that had pre-paid ARs ...
by randy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: kids are tools
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: kids are tools

Probably nothing.

On the other hand, "don't attribute to conspiracy that which can be adequately explained by human stupidity" is usually a pretty good rule of thumb.
by randy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Cool! Best of luck to the new Jarhead
by randy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Cookie Monster Patch
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Cookie Monster Patch

Then there was the.... No. No, it's too horrible. I can't, I just can't....
by randy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: RIPTILE CAMMO
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: RIPTILE CAMMO

Interesting. Thanks for the post.

The pattern reminds me somewhat of the Lizard pattern used by the Legion and others in the first phase of the Indochina war games (live fire) of the 1950's
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

Another good take here addressing that the cop "only" had a handgun against a sooper dooper AR-15 that makes the shooter invincible: Mass shootings, good guys with guns, and the tactics of war To me the most important takeaways: #1: Do not hesitate. As soon as the shooting starts, run towa...
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

skb12172 wrote:That is all possible, Randy, even likely. The Sheriff is still a douchenozzle.


Kevin over at the Smallest Minority raises the question Is Broward County a Smaller Version of Chicago?

Which would also tie in with Rod's post.
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

skb12172 wrote:That is all possible, Randy, even likely. The Sheriff is still a douchenozzle.


Don't disagree. But if I'm going to condemn someone I want to do so accurately, and make sure I cover all of their failure points ,
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need some tech help
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Need some tech help

Oh and installing a dish is against building code. You might want to research that. I believe FCC regulations address that by prohibiting building owners, HOAs etc. from forbidding sat dishes, or at the very least puts the burden of proof on them. Not sure how it impacts actual municipal building c...
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

Just to play devil's advocate, I'm beginning to wonder if the Broward County SO has updated it's active shooter training since before Columbine? With up to 4 deputies so far reacting the same way, I have to wonder if they have an institutional problem in addition to individual issues. I still have a...
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Turkey wants to invade Greece
Replies: 16
Views: 780

Re: Turkey wants to invade Greece

Theres a bunch of geopolitical reasons why this will never happen, not the least of which is the hypothetical Kurdistan would probably occupy what is now south eastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran, both of whom are loathe to give up territory and both also aren't terribly fond of the Kurds.. The I...
by randy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123229

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just finished Prime Target by Kim du Toit.

I know it's been out for a while but I missed it when it was published, and just found it from a link on Kim's reawakened blog.

Good read. Kept me interested and tapping for the next page.


Recommended.
by randy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: Deputy On Duty Didn't Engage Shooter

It does bother me, because I cannot fathom any human, especially any man, not reacting when children are in danger, especially when you have the equipment and training to do something about it. I know intellectually there are a lot of people that won't react that way, but I just don't "get it&q...
by randy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump Suggests Arming Teachers
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Trump Suggests Arming Teachers

He is also suggesting raising the age to buy firearms to 21... I'm fine with that so long as they also raise the voting age, age of consent, majority/emancipation, "draft" etc. and standardize drinking to 21. Either you is a full citizen, or you isn't. This "3/5 of a man" crap w...
by randy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Ye Olde Reloading Bench Picture Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Ye Olde Reloading Bench Picture Thread

Here's mine from over 10 years ago . Haven't reloaded in years and while everything is still there, it's acquired a collection of unrelated computer equipment that needs to be sorted and disposed of "any day now". The actual work surface is a door that came out of the third floor of a buil...
by randy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Ye Olde Reloading Bench Picture Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Ye Olde Reloading Bench Picture Thread

Netpackrat wrote:I can has sticky plz?n.


So Let It Be Written

So Let It Be Done
by randy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Younger Brother Died Today
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Younger Brother Died Today

I'm sorry
by randy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump Throws Base Under Bus. Bans Bump Stocks.
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Trump Throws Base Under Bus. Bans Bump Stocks.

This is my shocked face....not.
by randy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 16823

Re: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread

Steamforger wrote:I do not like brussel sprouts. Full stop.


I approve of this message.
by randy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Turkey wants to invade Greece
Replies: 16
Views: 780

Re: Turkey wants to invade Greece

My first thought on seeing the thread title was "It must be a day that ends in Y" whenever that happens. My second thought is this is real smart. Look at going to war with another NATO country at the same time they are ramping up their military operations against the Kurds in Syria and Ass...
by randy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria

Well, technically it ain't a real ARC LIGHT unless you got a formation of at least 3 BUFFs releasing at the same time, but doing it with JDAMS instead of M117s probably had at least the same effectiveness, and, after all, it's the thought that counts.
by randy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Picked up a Victory Model
Replies: 23
Views: 1025

Re: Picked up a Victory Model

I hate you :mrgreen:
by randy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up

I was taught explicitly during armed security training in the 90's that someone trying to pepper spray you was to be considered a lethal threat as you wouldn't be able to protect yourself if hit effectively and prevent them from taking your weapon to use against you. And given the beating they took,...
by randy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Butthurt Soyboy Gets Anti-Trump Attention
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Butthurt Soyboy Gets Anti-Trump Attention

Just another attention whoring drama queen. [yawn]
by randy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123229

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Netpackrat wrote:I guess I would have to know what Footfall and Worldwar are to fully get the gist of that.


Footfall by Niven and Pournelle

Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove
by randy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4030

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

Caution Flag guys
by randy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Well, aside from the fact that the hammer-bite sucks for those of us with gorilla paws ... I found that Pachmayrs adjusted my grip enough to keep that from happening...much That and building up scar tissue in that spot ;) FWIW, I'm trying to sell mine. Wish I could partake, but no funds, and not tr...
by randy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: M65 Field Jacket - best place to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: M65 Field Jacket - best place to buy?

Netpackrat wrote:Oddly enough I like some of the French military jackets, but the ones I have seen have a button front instead of a zipper, which disqualifies them.


Or you could consider getting one that you like and having a zipper added?
by randy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience

+1 to what Rod said. IMNSHO the proper response to a student not able to perform the stated tasks safely is to pull them from the range, allow the other students to complete the course of fire, and then provide some remedial instruction for the individual involved. Not keeping finger off the trigger...
by randy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341691

Re: Does not follow...

Netpackrat wrote:..., but gonna wait until I can get a new one although I was otherwise ready to proceed. :roll:


At which point your old one will magically appear in a place you've looked multiple times.
by randy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Don't Buckle on Immigration
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Don't Buckle on Immigration

Rich wrote:Randy, aint gonna happen. The liberal Dems will make it impossible. And the way the American voter lurches from one party to the other, we will always have liberal Dems.


Oh, I know. But a guy can dream.
by randy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Don't Buckle on Immigration
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Don't Buckle on Immigration

FWIW, it's my belief that we will wind up with some form of amnesty as it will be found to be too expensive to try to deport all the illegals The solution to which (as has happened to some extent in the last year) is to make it uncomfortable and unprofitable for those folks until they self-deport. ...
by randy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Market Works
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: The Market Works

My point was mocking people that insist all major problems MUST be solved by a .gov program, that there an be no other acceptable way. Like those that ignore the technological advances and market forces that are doing more to "fix" "global warming" (aka the natural progression of...
by randy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Market Works
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: The Market Works

But...but...but they aren't the Government! /leftist
by randy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Shot Show 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Shot Show 2018

I understand Kim is wandering around out there.
by randy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1655

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Netpackrat wrote:Having the ability to mount a light on my Marlin is worth its weight in gold.


I will defer to more actual experience with weapons lights, particularly on a lever action. Would you care to list out the benefits for the sake of the discussion?
by randy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: A letter to a senator - does anger make a difference?
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: A letter to a senator - does anger make a difference?

For it to matter whether or not it is an angry letter would imply that it is actually read.
by randy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1655

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Well, since it looks like caliber has been decided, next up sights. I am very partial to tritium sights on defensive weapons. being able to see them in the dark with no reliance of batteries is a major plus for me. Either replace the iron sights with tritium sights (all of my current carry pistols e...
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: 12
Views: 807

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: 10
Views: 724

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: 412

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: 466

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: 983

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: 874

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: 3490

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: 22
Views: 1093

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: 40
Views: 2475

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: 40
Views: 2475

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: 459

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: 598

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: 1172

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: 907

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: 1137

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: 829

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: 475

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: 1137

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: 475

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: 1402

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: 511

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: 1172

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: 745

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: 487

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: 1310

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: 957

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: 4544
Views: 341691

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: 637

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: 957

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: 4544
Views: 341691

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: 1184

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: 1106

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...

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