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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:10PM
Ok what the hell does the title mean?

I actually spend most of my internet time on car forums. These tend to have many times the number members that gun forums do. There is generally a chit chat random discussion thread on each. The one forum auto locks the thread at 1000 posts In which case another forum member opens a new thread with their own title within the bar quotes. Since this is a smaller forum maybe 100 posts might be a better lock point or maybe Bob says screw off I don't like this idea. Anyway.... That's what the title means. Until Bob tells us to screw off, just post your random thoughts, jokes, links to meaningless videos, and anything that is simple and doesn't warrant its own thread here. And I hope to see someone else open the next bar thread soon without DM in the subject.
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:14PM
This thread doesn't stand a chance here.
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2015, 10:16PM
I like
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2015, 10:24PM
I learned how to cook typical Santo Poco food.  I have been cooking now for 2 months.  The funny thing a year ago I would had never entertained the idea.  My mom is a great cook, my wife is a great cook, so no real need to be one.  So, I was working from home and I went upstairs ready to make my trip to a fast food place.  And I had this thought.  Why don't I cook something for myself.  I then thought of youtube and I realize there is probably tons of stuff on cooking.  I was right.  I found my mom's traditional recipe to stew chicken and make rice.  I found a can of black beans and followed the recipe on the can.  All turned out delicious.  Kids got home from school and were singing "Papi is the greatest" songs while enjoying their meal.  I have never felt so proud of myself.

So I am hooked.  And cooking is now a hobby I am exploring and loving .
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:30PM
That's great. I'm recently starting to learn to cook as well. Besides pizza and burgers that is.... It is enjoyable and YouTube helps a ton. Stirfrys were always soggy messes for me. Now they are crisp like they should be. Heat is was the part I was missing. Im preparing for life in the country.
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:32PM
This article should confirm the drowning feeling you've been having:

http://www.newsday.com/business/what-does-it-cost-to-be-middle-class-on-long-island-new-york-the-united-states-1.10165123
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2015, 10:36PM
.. Have you ever confronted your boss with the bullshit of his way only to be told more bullshit?..  There is a moment where you know you can take a step back and get away.  But at the same time you feel the need to call him/her on it.  ...  And then you do.  You stand your ground knowing well that truth and logic are on your side.  With such a team what can go wrong.  But inevitably it does.  Trying to prove your boss  iswrong is like an American Idol contender telling JLo she can't sing and her critique carries no weight...  You just won't win that one
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Post by: 03k64 on April 02, 2015, 10:40PM
I had pollo guisado last week at a Dominican place.  It's become our regular Friday lunch spot at work.
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:46PM

.. Have you ever confronted your boss with the bullshit of his way only to be told more bullshit?..  There is a moment where you know you can take a step back and get away.  But at the same time you feel the need to call him/her on it.  ...  And then you do.  You stand your ground knowing well that truth and logic are on your side.  With such a team what can go wrong.  But inevitably it does.  Trying to prove your boss  iswrong is like an American Idol contender telling JLo she can't sing and her critique carries no weight...  You just won't win that one

Someday my mute button will fail and I'll be fired. Cursing while muted is a great stress reliever. But don't try this at home unless highly experienced.
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2015, 10:51PM

I had pollo guisado last week at a Dominican place.  It's become our regular Friday lunch spot at work.

http://www.dominicancooking.com/620-pollo-guisado-braised-chicken.html

Looks dam good. I worked much of my early days in Long Island City. Tons of good Food from Spanish diners near by. I highly miss the baked chicken with rice and beans from a place on Thomson ave by the 59th street bridge.
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Post by: mando on April 03, 2015, 01:51AM
I saw the movie "Interstellar" with the family tonight. It kind of reminded me of the DM's first post if I understood it correctly.
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Post by: mando on April 03, 2015, 01:58AM
Back to the cooking thing, the beauty of it is that there is no right way of doing it. A dash of this a dab of that and voila you have your own dish. Baking on the other hand is another thing. If you change anything you are usually fubar.
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Post by: xdguy on April 03, 2015, 07:25AM
Always looked at cooking as kid it has directions can do it. Slowly now last few years since I get home way earlier then the boss have started to experiment a little. Luckily barbeque season starting.
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Post by: bob on April 03, 2015, 11:34AM
I am also into the single malt whiskey  thingy.  Although far from being all knowing about it, I try to buy stuff that is not too cheap but not silly expensive.  Do you guys have any preferred ones in that range? 8)
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 03, 2015, 12:57PM
Hard liquor not into, but I enjoy the seasonal beers put out by Sam Adams. If you drink them for the season they're made for, they really seem to compliment the seasons well. I still though have a few of the Octoberfest, a favorite of mine, when I picked up 2 cases of it. Now, they already started with the Summer Ale, but until it hits above 70°, it just doesn't feel right. The current ones are the Cold Snap and Escape Route. Both made for when winter is ending and Spring is starting.
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Post by: DM on April 03, 2015, 02:44PM
I do like scotch and whiskey.

For whiskey it's James Black barrel. It's probably something most everyone could enjoy.

My scotch taste is a bit unique and I find most of my friends don't like the stuff I drink. They all have a smoky peat taste to them. Of the three Ardbeg would be the starter. Lagavulin is the special occasion stuff.

Lagavulin 16
Laphroaig 10 or 15
Ardbeg 10
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Post by: DM on April 03, 2015, 03:19PM
Last night I woke up at 2am with pain in my elbow that kept me up for 2 hours. I work up fine and now it's back. Haven't don't anything to stress it. Was planing on shooting a match out at Doubletap Ranch tomorrow. Now I'm not too sure.
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Post by: DM on April 03, 2015, 03:50PM
Scored this at Cabelas today during lunch. Not the best ammo, but only $26

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Post by: bob on April 03, 2015, 07:34PM
Nice.  Thanks on the tips for the hard liquor as PB would call it.

Saw interstellar for the third time with my kids today.  It is one of those movies it gets better every time you watch it.  There is so much going on.
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Post by: sbninja on April 04, 2015, 11:34AM
Scotch  :rtThumb

A Co-worker turned me on to single malt scotch whiskey's a few years ago.

I prefer The Glenlivet single malt scotch - aged 12 years. The 15 and 18 are nice too.

Glenfiddich is ok.

I just bought a bottle of Laphroaig original cask strength.  :horror

Definitely not for the faint of heart! 
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Post by: 03k64 on April 04, 2015, 12:20PM
Not much of a scotch guy but I do like a bourbon once in a while.  I haven't tried too many of them so I usually just stick with Maker's Mark.  When I was in Iceland, I tried their national drink,  Brennivin, a caraway schnapps.  There's a reason why they call it black death. :o
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Post by: xdguy on April 04, 2015, 01:31PM
Scored this at Cabelas today during lunch. Not the best ammo, but only $26




Used it before only comment have had alot of FTF with it. Their bottom stuff I think but most works not too badly.
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Post by: xdguy on April 04, 2015, 01:32PM
Mostly if in the mood, which is rarely usually go for Baily's Irish Creme.
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 06:52PM

I just bought a bottle of Laphroaig original cask strength.  :horror

Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Cask strength is a very high proof scotch in addition to the heavy peat flavor. I always drink scotch neat but would probably recommend cutting the cask strength with some water or ice. I don't tend to like anything past 80 proof.
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 07:20PM
I pass these burros almost everyday. Even though I stop and yell 'I know Bob' they never come close enough for a good pic.

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Post by: bob on April 04, 2015, 07:29PM

 :bigL

Try

"Hola, soy El Guapo"

Get the camera ready 8)
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2015, 07:30PM
My father needs new drivers side door hinges on one of his trucks. I ordered them back in February, but because it either snowed or rained nearly every weekend since then, I never put them on.
  Today I partially removed the fender, so I could remove the door. Pulled one of the old hinges off when I see the problem. The wrong part. The boxes are marked as being for the drivers side, but what's in the boxes are for the passengers side. Swell. And because they were ordered so long ago, I can't return them. $52 down the toilet and a couple hours work for nothing.
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 08:05PM
Getting stuck after pulling the fender blows.

Not sure how they are made but if there are bronze bushings in them you can get the bushings from ace. Then grind off the crimp from the original pin  to get it out and drill a hole for a roll pin to reassemble.
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Post by: bob on April 04, 2015, 08:33PM
In other news... I spent my time today converting my ICORE open revolver to a limited uspsa revolver to take advantage of its 8 round cylinder capacity.  After spending all that money buying, customizing  my 625 it is now a safe queen.  Thinking of maybe putting the original hammer, springs and putting up for sale.
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 08:44PM
I'm still annoyed they allowed that change to happen.
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2015, 08:49PM
They caved in to a vocal minority and perhaps some behind the scenes push from S&W.
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 08:58PM
I never considered that. The timing was rather coincidental. I'd bet there was something there.

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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 09:03PM
The wheels on my truck were quite chipped up but never really noticeable. Since moving here and having to use a car wash they are destroyed. I think whatever special stuff they spray on the wheels for the brake dust got under the chips and lifted the paint. I know what I need to do, but not having a placed to do the work really sucks. I need new tires too so I'm watching craigslist for a set of take offs with tires from a later model truck. The truck is far from new but it hurts to look at these days.

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Post by: Keepkool on April 04, 2015, 10:46PM
The wheels on my truck were quite chipped up but never really noticeable. Since moving here and having to use a car wash they are destroyed. I think whatever special stuff they spray on the wheels for the brake dust got under the chips and lifted the paint. I know what I need to do, but not having a placed to do the work really. I need new tires too so I'm watching craigslist for a set of take offs with tires from a later model truck. The truck is far from new but it hurts to look at these days.


try this on them.
http://www.plastidip.com (http://www.plastidip.com)
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2015, 10:58PM
Didn't realize they actually had a silver color. Might just try it. Ty
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2015, 11:00PM
I may plastidip my rims this summer, but I don't know.  I did a bunch of body parts last year, grill, trim etc. as a test. Half with plastidip and half with bedliner. Several of the parts I "dipped" I already had to peel and paint. Now from brushing a snow bank my bumper is screwed up (the dip) and needs to be peeled. I wish I'd just done the bedliner instead. I figured the dip would hold up well, and the bedliner would crack and flake off due to the plastic flexing, but so far that hasn't been the case.

I was going to suggest it as well, but if whatever they're doing to his rims is making the clear coat come off, it will probably kill the plastidip pretty quick.
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2015, 11:02PM
They also sell a "glossifier" to make it shiny like regular paint. If you look into the higher end of the stuff, like auto paint shops are using, it's pretty damn impressive. Color changing stuff, it's wild.
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 07:12PM
I just ordered the new STI DVC limited in 40. Dawson is evil, no deposit required. It doesn't look like it will be in until Oct or so though which is good because I don't have the money yet. So much my for my class-3 plans, but this will get more use.
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 07:27PM
A fun new drug coming to a community near you. Watch out for naked people.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flakka-floridas-dangerous-new-drug-trend/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flakka-floridas-dangerous-new-drug-trend/)
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Post by: cas on April 08, 2015, 07:39PM
I know two people (people I've met but really just friends of friends) who OD'd and died last week. One 40, the other in his early 20's. Don't know what on specifically but it's a shame and so stupid.
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Post by: radioman on April 08, 2015, 07:45PM
I am also into the single malt whiskey  thingy.  Although far from being all knowing about it, I try to buy stuff that is not too cheap but not silly expensive.  Do you guys have any preferred ones in that range? 8)
I am more of a porto kinda guy. Love a good 20 year tawny!
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Post by: cas on April 08, 2015, 07:46PM
I'm more of a porno guy myself.   Oh wait...
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Post by: radioman on April 08, 2015, 08:02PM
Poetato, Potatoe, Toemato, Tomoto, Porto, Porno whats the difference?
 :thinking :thinking :thinking
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 08:04PM
Somewhere there is a porno with all those things in it.
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Post by: bob on April 08, 2015, 08:09PM
A fun new drug coming to a community near you. Watch out for naked people.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flakka-floridas-dangerous-new-drug-trend/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flakka-floridas-dangerous-new-drug-trend/)
. Swell  :shocked
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Post by: bob on April 08, 2015, 08:13PM
I watch American Riflemen, ShootingUsa, Shootimg Gallery and several shooting firearm related magazines.  I have yet to read a negative review of a new firearm.  You really have to go to social media, forums, to get the "rest of the story" (RIP Paul Harvey)
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 08:15PM
I always got a kick out of that. Most of the reviewers just like the fact they get a loaner firearm for a few weeks. One bad review and that stops. Everything with a grain of salt.
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 08:18PM
I think I posted this a long time back, but just in case someone missed it. USPSA has a monthly newsletter. Click on subscribe.

http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/uspsa/uspsa050814.php
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 08:21PM
Are gun stores in NY selling M1A's with muzzle brakes these days?
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Post by: bob on April 08, 2015, 08:56PM
Once the 10 round mag is fixed, yes.  Although the last ruling on the law pretty much ruled the law was ambiguous with its break/brake references, still you will not find semi auto rifles with removable mags and muzzle breaks being sold.  ..I mean brakes
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 08:58PM
I was asking because I saw this. I guess the mag might be fixed. Can't tell from a photo. The guy does live on LI.

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/off-topic/3633815-springfield-m1a.html
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Post by: bob on April 08, 2015, 09:10PM
Yep, it is fixed.  If you zoom in you don't see the mag release latch.  Pretty much you remove that and replace it with a kit that will only allow you to remove the mag by dissambling the rifle, which renders it disabled as per the law, during that time.  Once assembled and your 10 round inserted and fixed, you then feed it with loading clips or just one round at a time.

As always things are open to interpretation, but with a home equity loan and some good lawyering, at the very least, you have a compelling argument going in :D
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Post by: mando on April 08, 2015, 09:36PM
Yep, it is fixed.  If you zoom in you don't see the mag release latch.  Pretty much you remove that and replace it with a kit that will only allow you to remove the mag by dissambling the rifle, which renders it disabled as per the law, during that time.  Once assembled and your 10 round inserted and fixed, you then feed it with loading clips or just one round at a time.

As always things are open to interpretation, but with a home equity loan and some good lawyering, at the very least, you have a compelling argument going in :D
The law is sooo ambiguous that you must show you complied with the law. There is nothing in the law that says that M1A does not comply. Sure it can be removed but only by rendering the firearm useless.
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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:06PM
He picked it up today... Fixed mag


:sunshine
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:08PM
Small world.
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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:13PM
I know right... I may sign up for the vette forum now. Lol


:sunshine
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:17PM
The off topic forum there is highly entertaining.
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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:18PM
The fixed mag conversion is easy. I know a guy who put one in without the use
Of a Dremel... I think


:sunshine
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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:19PM
What year is your car? I have a 1 owner 1964 327/365hp
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:19PM
Someone, got it lol.

I was more curious if the break vs brake loophole was being exploited. But thinking about it now, that's a flash hider anyway.
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:21PM

What year is your car? I have a 1 owner 1964 327/365hp

It's an 09 Coupe. Not nearly as cool as 64. Nice car!
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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:30PM
It was my Dads... RIP
He loved that car..and we were always working on it. He had me working on it when I was really young, before I could even drive watching over my shoulder, Its like he was training me to know everything about the car because he knew he would give it to me one day. I remember when I got my learners permit that sunday morning he woke me early and taught me to drive in that car. 4 wheel drum brakes and a munci 4 speed with a super heavy clutch and no power steering. He said if I could drive it with out stalling I could drive anything. He was right.
The best part of driving it now is I can feel him sitting next to me as I gun it down the road.


:sunshine
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:36PM
That makes a special car even more special. I know you'll always cherish it.

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Post by: schweinhund on April 08, 2015, 10:39PM
I traded it for .22 ammo.  :laughlol

Just kidding... It has no monetary value to me, it actually costs me money every year. I will keep it forever and one day give it to my Daughter.

:sunshine
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Post by: cas on April 08, 2015, 10:51PM
Well since it's the off topic, no topic thread...

http://youtu.be/gh1m0eC1004 (http://youtu.be/gh1m0eC1004)
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2015, 10:59PM
Cool video. That's what this thread is for.

While I live in a new town where everything was built in the past few years, you don't have to go far to see the old Texas.

This is near Cresson where they have some USPSA and 3 gun matches on someone's private ranch. The whole town looks like the building in the pic. Cool as heck.
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Post by: bob on April 09, 2015, 10:10AM
I have been struggling with the idea of selling the BMW.  It is a 335 model 2008.  It is now 6 years old and although it has minor issues that need attention these are all expensive.  Before it was cool since I had the manufacturer and extended warranties.  But now I am on my own.  However, when I drive to work with it and I step on that gas, all my concerns melt away.  The excitement of having that twin turbo engine making the car feel like it has a big v8 is overwhelming.  For maybe 10 seconds or so, I feel like I got the POWER.  lol ... But dam the reality is that if one of those turbos goes belly up all I have is a gigantic paper weight.  So thinking of selling it and buying a little Honda or Toyota suv.  Something 4 cylinder and economical.  makes the most sense for my family, but dam I love that BMW... :'(
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Post by: bob on April 09, 2015, 10:14AM
Adding insulation, an Oil to gas conversion heating system and a new bathroom going in this year, well puts me in a really tight budget for a long while. :(
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Post by: bob on April 09, 2015, 10:19AM
but in the good news department.  Pee is back to normal color and the infection is gone.  My doctor called me and almost laughing told me how strange it was for a man to catch a bladder infection.  Well, by a very strange coincidence I recorded this front line episode where the talked about super bugs (antibody resistant bacteria).  In Flagstag Arizona there was a spike in Urinary Track Infections.  In an effort to identify where the infection was coming from, they found out that the meat, specifically, poultry was the source.  Guess what I have been cooking a lot of lately.  Yep Chicken.  I think I might had gone to the bathroom, did my business and then wash my hands.  But I must've transferred things to my one eye bald headed friend by then.  So now I am treating chicken like a biohazard (making sure I constantly wash my hands after contact) and making sure it is really well cooked.
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2015, 10:29AM

I have been struggling with the idea of selling the BMW.  It is a 335 model 2008.  It is now 6 years old and although it has minor issues that need attention these are all expensive.  Before it was cool since I had the manufacturer and extended warranties.  But now I am on my own.  However, when I drive to work with it and I step on that gas, all my concerns melt away.  The excitement of having that twin turbo engine making the car feel like it has a big v8 is overwhelming.  For maybe 10 seconds or so, I feel like I got the POWER.  lol ... But dam the reality is that if one of those turbos goes belly up all I have is a gigantic paper weight.  So thinking of selling it and buying a little Honda or Toyota suv.  Something 4 cylinder and economical.  makes the most sense for my family, but dam I love that BMW... :'(

I'm convinced that cars like BMW, MB, and Audi should be leased. I would have the same concerns as you.
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Post by: xdguy on April 09, 2015, 10:36AM
That an Edsel in the back of the building? Just put the new summer tires on the Firebird, wife would love me to get rid of it, but have it now 11 years. Love to be able to turn it into a weekender only but not in the cards for now.
 Then again retirement VERY soon.
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2015, 10:47AM

That an Edsel in the back of the building?

It is
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Post by: xdguy on April 09, 2015, 10:49AM
No mistaking them that grill gives them away.
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2015, 10:51AM

Adding insulation, an Oil to gas conversion heating system and a new bathroom going in this year, well puts me in a really tight budget for a long while. :(

The gas conversion should pay for its self quickly.
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Post by: cas on April 09, 2015, 12:09PM
"twin turbo"

One of the reason I bought my car was because the engine WASN'T the turbo charged version.
To me turbochargers are a cool idea I never want to own.  (never want to pay for when they go)

I've driven a car where the turbo was failing, though I didn't know it. Out in Utah driving to Colorado at 3AM, sleep deprived while my friends were asleep in the car. It was a 5 speed and at times I was having trouble getting it over 35 mph up hills. I couldn't make sense of it, half asleep. I thought maybe it was a fuel problem, altitude air mixture problem, heck I didn't know, I was barely awake.
3 days later it went completely and the new unit alone was $1800
(and that was 15 years ago)
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 09, 2015, 12:30PM
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.....a spike in Urinary Track Infections.  In an effort to identify where the infection was coming from, they found out that the meat, specifically, poultry was the source.
It wasn't from eating the chickens, it's what they were doing to the chickens while they were still alive.   :in-love:  Just like aids started with monkeys in Africa. How do you think it went from monkey to human? :thinking
So, what were you doing, and with what?  :shocked
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2015, 12:30PM
The days of cars that are simple and cheap to repair are ending. We're only a few years away from cars needing to be hybrids to meet CAFE requirements. And more and more cars are going turbo for just that reson
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Post by: xdguy on April 09, 2015, 12:50PM
On top of everything being run by the computers ,electric motors the gas pedals now are a sensor that tells another motor how far to open the fuel injector throttle body. Battery,alternator or computer goes car stops now no matter where,how fast or whatever the car was doing.
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2015, 01:03PM
It makes me want to buy and old pickup with a small block Chevy and a carb with a two knob radio.
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Post by: mando on April 09, 2015, 01:46PM
It makes me want to buy and old pickup with a small block Chevy and a carb with a two knob radio.
It will soon be outlawed.
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Post by: bob on April 09, 2015, 04:00PM
my new favorite artist... there is something about this music that resonates with me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_xa-FWvTw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_xa-FWvTw#)
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Post by: mando on April 09, 2015, 09:11PM
Yeah, resonates is a good word.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 09, 2015, 09:35PM
Yeah, resonates is a good word.

(https://nunplugged.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/shattering-glass.jpg)
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Post by: cas on April 10, 2015, 12:32AM
 We lost two great character actors this week. A lot of old westerns between the two of them.
James Best on April 6th and Geoffrey Lewis the next day.
:sadsecond

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/jamesbest13.jpg)(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/rosco.jpg)

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Post by: bob on April 10, 2015, 12:55AM
Sad news

RIP
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Post by: xdguy on April 10, 2015, 07:35AM
RIP
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2015, 08:48AM
RIP

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Post by: xdguy on April 10, 2015, 10:07AM
First real car was a 1969 Pontiac LeMans would love to restore a 69 or 70. The 350 filled the engine bay but you could work on it. Upgrade the ignition to electronic never good with points.
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Post by: bob on April 10, 2015, 10:55AM
Took the day off.  Painting my daughter's  bedroom.
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Post by: cas on April 10, 2015, 10:59AM
What's that mean, I woke up and went in a different room?
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 10, 2015, 11:03AM
First car was a beat up 69 Nova, 6 cylinder. Very easy to work on the engine. So much room in hood. Used to routinely take off the carburetor to clean it out and rebuild it. And adjusting the points was easy to, using the old tachometer and strobe light. Those were the good old days, when you paid more in insurance than the car was worth. And the stereo system in your car, cost 2-3 times the price you bought the car in the first place.
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2015, 12:14PM

Took the day off.  Painting my daughter's  bedroom.

I hate painting. It's the worst maintenance item ever created.
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Post by: Mafiaal on April 10, 2015, 12:22PM
Have y'all started working on your yards? I did such a poor job cleaning all the leafs last fall I'm paying for it now. This weekend will be all about yard work and house maintenance for me.
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Post by: cas on April 10, 2015, 12:37PM
If this weather keeps up, you won't have to mow the lawn till June.

I usually don't anyway unless we get a real wet spring, my zoysia grass takes for ever to green up.
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2015, 09:30PM
So my wife texts me she's working an extra 30min, then another 30, and another 30. I then text and ask her if I can take Linda to diner since I'm hungry and she is working late. Linda is her boss... Nicest girl in Texas, she is huge part of why this worked out. We all hang out all the time. A few minutes later Linda sends me a text, I'm thinking she overheard and decided to be funny. This is the exchange.


No idea if my wife knows this exchange took place. I'm thinking she does and this is a test. Wish me luck, lol.
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Post by: xdguy on April 10, 2015, 10:07PM
Own a bullet proof vest juuuuussssst incase? :bigL
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Post by: bob on April 11, 2015, 01:18AM
Linda seems like good peoples... Nobody needs to know :bobwink
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Post by: mando on April 11, 2015, 01:47AM
we need that Star Wars "It's a trap!" pic here.
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Post by: mando on April 11, 2015, 01:53AM
BTW, first car was '79 LeMans. Got my license at 16 and lost it 3 months later. I like to drive fast, go figure. The story is that me and my brother went 50/50 into that car with our own money that we saved over working summers and school vacations. So one day, during the 80's, I decide to shave the sides of my head. This during the punk rock days, The Clash. etc. Also know that my entire family are from the hairdressing world. So my dad looks at me and takes my car away from me. THAT ME AND MY BROTHER PAID FOR! I now raise my kids the same way.
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Post by: DM on April 11, 2015, 09:25AM
I get to live. Wife was in on it as a thought or I never would have replied.
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Post by: bob on April 11, 2015, 10:21AM
I would still hit that ... You only live once. ... And if my wife is reading this

... I  kid.   :undecided
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Post by: xdguy on April 11, 2015, 11:11AM
 :horror :laughlol


Have a very close friend known as long as my wife, we all met when we all owned horses. My kids call her Aunt and when she moved to Florida we went down to her stayed at her home and the 5 of us would go to Disney,Universal, etc. Older daughter stayed with her part of the time she went to Florida Atlantic Univ. When she calls and I answer she will say Wife 2.
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Post by: DM on April 11, 2015, 11:14AM

BTW, first car was '79 LeMans. Got my license at 16 and lost it 3 months later.

No kidding?
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Post by: xdguy on April 11, 2015, 11:18AM
&9 LeMans wasn't that one of them Biga** cars size of a Caddy?
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Post by: Mafiaal on April 11, 2015, 02:42PM
I would still hit that ... You only live once. ... And if my wife is reading this

... I  kid.   :undecided

Who are you kidding.... Amanda would have your balls chopped off in less time then I it takes you to fire one round with your open gun!
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Post by: cas on April 11, 2015, 02:58PM
Got my license at 16...

I was just the opposite. While I'd been driving since I was 13 (upstate), I put off getting my license as long as possible. I knew once I had it I would be put to work any time I wasn't in school, and didn't want that. 

Same reason I never got my CDL despite having big trucks and a tractor trailer to learn in, I didn't want to end up driving them.  Though I do regret not getting it now and then.
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Post by: bob on April 11, 2015, 06:15PM
Got back from playing paintball with my son.  I forgot how much fun it is.  Also the place in Coram is amazing.  The props are supper cool.  They have plane fussalage, jeeps, trucks, trailers... Castles, bridges,,, my goodness how things have changed.  Btw you want to shoot full auto while in a war like stage where you are actually being shot at, this is it.  I saw ARs, running on co2 that would give some of our setups a run for it...  People are serious about this and this is as competitive as what we do.

Not cheap, but it is so much fun.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 11, 2015, 06:30PM
Most top quality paintball gun setups, cost more than some of our real guns.

So, how many times you get hit? Those kids show no mercy sometimes.
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Post by: bob on April 11, 2015, 07:27PM
I was behind a barricade, I stood up and I saw a wall of paintballs heading my way.  I looked like a Picasso painting when it was over :(
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Post by: cas on April 11, 2015, 07:33PM
Someone, somewhere in China, thought this would sell like hotcakes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amber-Kelly-Kapowski-Saved-by-the-Bell-Watch-NR-/181709908368?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4ec12990 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amber-Kelly-Kapowski-Saved-by-the-Bell-Watch-NR-/181709908368?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4ec12990)
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Post by: Shakey on April 12, 2015, 07:30PM
I have 2 and love em.  Don't tell me you didn't get one? There real hard to find now i hear.
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Post by: DM on April 12, 2015, 07:31PM
Now that's a blast from the past. I feel old.
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Post by: cas on April 12, 2015, 08:47PM
I never watched the show. But for $4-5 I am tempted to buy it, just to see if it ever shows up, coming from China with free shipping.
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Post by: bob on April 13, 2015, 07:00PM
This is hysterical

 http://youtu.be/K7agjXFFQJU (http://youtu.be/K7agjXFFQJU)
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Post by: xdguy on April 13, 2015, 07:19PM
Kids would watch it, very corny.
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Post by: cas on April 13, 2015, 08:23PM
Come on down to Hank's...

http://youtu.be/Z_zw8h4epQM (http://youtu.be/Z_zw8h4epQM)
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Post by: DM on April 13, 2015, 09:55PM
That's was cool
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Post by: DM on April 13, 2015, 09:57PM
Before drones were popular:

http://youtu.be/M9cSxEqKQ78
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Post by: SalR on April 13, 2015, 10:13PM
Got back from playing paintball with my son.  I forgot how much fun it is.  Also the place in Coram is amazing.  The props are supper cool.  They have plane fussalage, jeeps, trucks, trailers... Castles, bridges,,, my goodness how things have changed.  Btw you want to shoot full auto while in a war like stage where you are actually being shot at, this is it.  I saw ARs, running on co2 that would give some of our setups a run for it...  People are serious about this and this is as competitive as what we do.

Not cheap, but it is so much fun.


do they still do airsoft on the weekends? If i remember correctly they canned that. . .
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 08:18AM
I did not even realize they had that.  It was my first time there so I only inquired about the stages and paintball. 

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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 07:33PM
Today I made dominican spaghetti ... I found the recipe online.  Until the last moment I was skeptical.  But when all was done oh my.  The stuff was delicioso.  My son who despised spaghetti, and after some begging tried it.  He loved it.  That is when I knew I had a winner.  Then the daughter and wife joined the party and I was a hero.

I tell you cooking and getting the appreciation of those you serve is super cool.  I look forward to my next meal challenge. 

Also although I am not losing any weight, the food I cook just feels better.  My wife stuff used to sit in my barriga for hours.  The stuff I am cooking goes through my system fast.  Another reason for me to cook.

 Cooking is fun ... Imagine that ...
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Post by: DM on April 14, 2015, 07:34PM
Now I'm hungry
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Post by: Shakey on April 14, 2015, 07:35PM
What is Dominican Spaghetti?
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 07:37PM
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Post by: Shakey on April 14, 2015, 07:44PM
Yum. What is that meat textured substance sprinkled in your concoction?
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Post by: Shakey on April 14, 2015, 07:44PM
SPAM maybe?
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 07:52PM
That is the sauce.  That is what makes it dominican.  You use sausage, peppers, onion, garlic, salt, capes and chpped tomatoes with cilantro.  Then cook the pasta really soft add vinegar and tomatoe sauce and the mix all together ... And it is a party in your mouth 8)
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Post by: Shakey on April 14, 2015, 07:55PM
That sounds interesting. You must cook for us this Dominican Spaghetti you speak of so that we can sample it.
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 07:55PM
This is the recipe

http://www.dominicancooking.com/561-espaguetis-spaghetti-a-la-dominicana.html (http://www.dominicancooking.com/561-espaguetis-spaghetti-a-la-dominicana.html)
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Post by: Shakey on April 14, 2015, 07:59PM
Ok i shall try to cook it but i just want you to know that i suck at cooking in general.  So if i post i don't like it you know i screwed up the recipe or substituted something i shouldn't have.  lol
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Post by: SalR on April 14, 2015, 08:22PM
I did not even realize they had that.  It was my first time there so I only inquired about the stages and paintball. 



oh ok
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2015, 09:41PM
You can call them and find out

Paintball Center
426 Mill Rd, Coram, NY 11727
(631) 242-2096
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Post by: bob on April 17, 2015, 09:08AM
I have been on a good streak with my cooking.  But I think I am becoming a victim of my own success.  Instead of repeating my successful menu, I am not being asked for different meals. 

I got up this morning and before I planned my to do list for my job, I planned the menu for today.  I like to cook stuff for which the preparation takes 1 or 2 hours the most.  So my recipe choices are limited, specially when it comes to dominican dishes. I saw one I want to try, but the prep work takes 6 hours alone... Forget that.  But I learned a bit of history.  The recipe is for dominican style Lebanese dish.  Turns out in the late 19th century there was a surge of immigrants from the Middle East to the Dominican Republic.  That coincides with the story my Dad told me about his grandfather being from Turkey. Cool.
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Post by: bob on April 17, 2015, 09:15AM
In other news, now I have a persistent pain on my left shoulder.  I hope it has something to do with the way I have been sleeping, ever. 

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Post by: mando on April 17, 2015, 09:22AM
In other news, now I have a persistent pain on my left shoulder.  I hope it has something to do with the way I have been sleeping, ever. 

Too much Dominican spaghetti?
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Post by: bob on April 17, 2015, 10:10AM
In other news, now I have a persistent pain on my left shoulder.  I hope it has something to do with the way I have been sleeping, ever. 

Too much Dominican spaghetti?
LMAO!
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Post by: cas on April 17, 2015, 10:34AM
It's probably from his wife hitting him in his sleep every time he starts snoring.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 17, 2015, 10:44AM
In other news, now I have a persistent pain on my left shoulder.  I hope it has something to do with the way I have been sleeping, ever. 

Too much Dominican spaghetti?
Or just maybe, he's doing something else.....  :wink

http://youtu.be/sdE0bm0TMkI (http://youtu.be/sdE0bm0TMkI)

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Post by: Postal Bob on April 18, 2015, 09:37PM
This afternoon, I looked out my front door and saw 6 police patrol cars, and 2 ESU vehicles. For a moment I said to myself "what the hell did I do now"?   :D Once I realized they weren't here for me, I went out and talked to my next door neighbor. It seems they went to the house across the street 2 houses down. My neighbor said they went in with the riot shields, and were walking around the back yard a lot. Supposedly the house is a rental, and my neighbor said lately there's been a lot of people going in there. Don't know what happened, and saw no one taken out of the house in hand cuffs. 3 patrol cars were still there for an hour, but the others and the ESU's left after a few minutes.
Would really like to know what happened, and if I should be keeping the shotgun by the front door.  :nopuede
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Post by: DM on April 18, 2015, 09:49PM
Sounds scary.
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Post by: mando on April 18, 2015, 10:24PM
Wrong address.
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Post by: bob on April 18, 2015, 11:05PM
So it worked  :phew
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Post by: DM on April 18, 2015, 11:33PM
Now that's a pretzel

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Post by: cas on April 18, 2015, 11:43PM
Oh so fat.

I got on a scale before.  Wow. :nopuede

The long winter of back pain and lingering colds and respiratory problems took it's toll on me. Good grief, I've never weighed this much before.

And talk about out of shape. I just carried the last of my bullets down into the basement and I've been sucking wind for 5 minutes because of it.  :diosmio2

Oh so fat. I have a beer gut without the beer.
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Post by: DM on April 19, 2015, 12:06AM
It was a bad winter for me as well.
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Post by: DM on April 19, 2015, 08:41PM
Bucket list item completed. I'm at the ACMs. It should be live on TV now. Skip it if you don't like country music.

70,000 people cowboys stadium. My wife only had to yell at one person who tried to cut the line. There were cheers when they retreated.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 19, 2015, 09:28PM
Very cool DM.
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Post by: bob on April 19, 2015, 09:35PM
nice
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Post by: cas on April 21, 2015, 05:17PM
I have a loaded gun. :D

Police helicopter's been circling the neighborhood for the last 30+ minutes.
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Post by: DM on April 21, 2015, 05:48PM
Smart man
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Post by: xdguy on April 21, 2015, 07:20PM
I have a loaded gun. :D

Police helicopter's been circling the neighborhood for the last 30+ minutes.

Any update or should we but on the news?
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 21, 2015, 08:30PM
I'm still wanting to now what all the police activity 2 houses down on Saturday was about. Is it a drug house, or just a bunch of illegal immigrants?
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Post by: bob on April 21, 2015, 10:43PM
In the eternal words of mr. Kenny Rogers

"You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em..."

(http://www.wynnandwynn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/for-sale-sign.jpg)
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Post by: xdguy on April 22, 2015, 07:31AM
Wife talked me into redoing whole kitchen, still scared ain't going to be on budget. Home renovation shows should BE BANNED.
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Post by: bob on April 22, 2015, 10:32AM
The gas conversion is happening.  Just waiting on the Town permits.  The insulation is scheduled.  and the bathroom will be the last thing. 

There that should make you feel better about the ton of money you will be pouring into that kitchen. 
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Post by: xdguy on April 22, 2015, 02:28PM
 :cascrying :cascrying :bigL

Much
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Post by: radioman on April 22, 2015, 06:11PM
We are doing our master bathroom.
Ugh!
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Post by: xdguy on April 23, 2015, 07:26AM
Did that a few years ago, that is the worst. Good Luck.
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Post by: bob on May 05, 2015, 01:37PM
Beautiful day today.

Well my rancho is getting insulation pumped in.  I am hoping this will make a difference, a discernible difference that is.  I am sure that it will be better, but I am really hoping for a big improvement. 

Next month is the boiler conversion to Gas.  ... and how do I do it?...

I am in debt up to my eyeballs

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pBS-6nP6YEM/TVld9TRIxpI/AAAAAAAAALU/6gEXjLnuADo/s200/StanleyJohnson.png)
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Post by: bob on May 05, 2015, 01:38PM
for those of you too young to remember... change the golf club for LIPSA and it fits like a glove :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0HX4a5P8eE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0HX4a5P8eE#)
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Post by: DM on May 05, 2015, 01:40PM
Those two things should certainly pay off in the long run.
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Post by: radioman on May 07, 2015, 03:31PM
New high efficiency oil burner going in in 2 weeks.
No gas out here so upgrading the 18 year old boiler to something better.
Has a little life left in it but not going to try and push my luck another year.
Bathroom project not started yet, but hopefully soon.
Decided to get another quote from a competing contractor.

And it goes on and on!
But on the lighter side, I built a wireless remote for a friend and he paid me in 9mm.
 woo woo!
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Post by: DM on May 07, 2015, 04:04PM
Good luck with everything.
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Post by: bob on May 07, 2015, 04:11PM
Well the insulation is in.   8)  ... I like
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Post by: DM on May 08, 2015, 09:50AM
Gear oil soaked brake shoes. Fun day ahead. 😂
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Post by: radioman on May 08, 2015, 10:24AM
That sucks!
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Post by: xdguy on May 08, 2015, 10:38AM
GOT my meeting with pensions in a week and a half, for a July 1st retirement date. Funny how you look forward to this for so many years until it gets close.
 Yeah things to really look forward to, more range time, but still a major change in life, not sure which is a bigger change,retirement or marriage :bigL
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Post by: cas on May 08, 2015, 11:13AM
May 8

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/image_10.jpg)
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Post by: DM on May 08, 2015, 02:32PM
What a nice headline that must have been for those who lived in that era.
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Post by: bob on May 09, 2015, 05:32PM
So here I am.  Looking towards Sunday, closing day of my one week vacation ...  I wanted to accomplish and get so much done.  Lol.. I look back and I wonder what the hell happened.

My dearest Loretta,

After a long week of relentless batarring by the enemy, General Sanders ordereth the man to prepareth for a triumphant last charge.  The General never looketh cleaner and in such good health, the good Lord must be listening to our prayers.  The man tired and infested by disease and injury could only sigh in disbelief; some even smiled as almost welcoming the end to their suffering, which encroaches upon us all.  Oh Loretta my beloveth I yearn for thee...


(http://www.bobcesca.com/files/2013/05/CIVIL115.jpg)
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Post by: DM on May 09, 2015, 05:34PM
Time does seem to fly on your days off.
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Post by: bob on May 10, 2015, 09:43AM
Well I did manage to load 300 rounds of 9mm for the spring blast.  That and cutting my toe nails.; I guess not a total waste :sonrisa
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Post by: cas on May 10, 2015, 10:19PM
http://youtu.be/mxzgwJ8tSE0 (http://youtu.be/mxzgwJ8tSE0)
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Post by: schweinhund on May 10, 2015, 10:28PM
Im aroused...kinda


:sunshine
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Post by: DM on May 10, 2015, 10:30PM
I have no idea what i just watched...
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Post by: schweinhund on May 10, 2015, 10:31PM
LMAO

:sunshine
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Post by: cas on May 10, 2015, 10:54PM
Neither do I, which is why I thought I would share.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 11, 2015, 06:38AM
It worries me to think what you were searching for when you came across that video!  :nopuede
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Post by: mando on May 11, 2015, 08:29AM
I have no idea what i just watched...
Some sexy chicks! :nopuede

Man, I kill myself sometimes. :laughlol
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Post by: bob on May 11, 2015, 08:34AM
Oh that's hot
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Post by: radioman on May 11, 2015, 04:23PM
Probably one of the most bizarre videos I have ever seen :tv2
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Post by: DM on May 11, 2015, 04:28PM
I've sent this to about half a dozen people today.
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Post by: xdguy on May 12, 2015, 08:15AM
 Wonder why they lost the war now? :bigL
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Post by: bob on May 12, 2015, 08:17AM
It is going to hit 87 degrees today 8)
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Post by: xdguy on May 12, 2015, 08:35AM
NOT ready for that yet :thumbsdown"
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Post by: radioman on May 12, 2015, 08:46AM
Too hot already, had to put AC on.
Here goes the electric bill!!! :diosmio
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Post by: cas on May 12, 2015, 10:19AM
Yep, no Spring again. Straight from winter to summer. Damn you George Bush!
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Post by: bob on May 12, 2015, 06:40PM
It is a crazy weather ... But as long as the temps are above 50, bring it!
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Post by: xdguy on May 13, 2015, 09:52AM
GOT your wish for today at least, 60s. :bigL
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Post by: cas on May 13, 2015, 10:24AM
Today is perfect.
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Post by: DM on May 13, 2015, 11:50AM
My truck had yet another recall. It was for the turn signal lens turning brown from the heat of the bulb. This one was worth the wasted time sitting at the dealership as the fix was complete headlight assemblies at no cost.

Before/After:
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Post by: xdguy on May 13, 2015, 12:19PM
All the manufacturers went to these plastic lenses, they all discolor with age and the waxes and cleaners they sell do nothing. The cost of the replacements are outrageous.
 That said they do add to the esthstetics of the cars.
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Post by: cas on May 13, 2015, 01:05PM
Bar Keepers friend. You can buy it at Lowes for about $3 in the household cleaning products section. Works better than any purpose made headlight polishing kit I've tried.  You need to work at it and do it a few times, but it works great. Did my father's, sisters and a coworkers car. And you can use it on your counter tops. lol. Of course once theyfrost it becomes an ongoing thing, you may have to do it every year, but the improvement is dramatic.   
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 13, 2015, 02:55PM
What make, model, and year are the recalls on?
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Post by: DM on May 13, 2015, 03:03PM
My truck is an 06 Tacoma. The 1st year with DTRL. The DTRL is also the turn signal so its always on and just melted the lens.

This is at least the 6th recall on this truck. Junk.
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Post by: cas on May 13, 2015, 03:49PM
Look on the bright side, at least they're doing it. A lot of companies just won't.
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Post by: bob on May 13, 2015, 06:35PM
I am going to give the Bar Keeper thing a go.
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Post by: bob on May 13, 2015, 06:59PM
on other news... The gas company came to install the gas line.  I was not even aware they were coming today and caught me by surprise.  But it was a good thing; 'cause I was home.

The plan they had to push the pipe through directed them to a part of my front yard where my septic tank and cesspool are located.  I am never too sure about their location and so when asked I told them it is that general area.  I was told don't worry we will drill high enough to miss it.  An hour later I was given the bad news.  They punctured my septic tank.  fckers.  2 hours later and $500 pesos down, the septic tank was fixed and drained by a company whom I begged to come by and help those pendejos.  They will finish up tomorrow.  In the meanwhile,  I have a nice big hole in my front yard to add to the curbe appeal...

 :beatingyourself
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Post by: cas on May 13, 2015, 07:24PM
That was/is the family business you know.  I'm curious what exactly they did to the septic tank? (damage wise)  A cement one or fiberglass?

"drill high enough to miss it." Which could still mean going right over top of it, so you can't get in it when you need to.   

How did they run the line? With a machine that put the line in as it went, like a lawn sprinkler, or was it angle bored? Drilled sideways from the road?
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Post by: bob on May 13, 2015, 07:45PM
a cement septic tank.  They used a hose with a spike that use air to drill through the dirt.  the whole was about 2 inches wide when it went into the tank.  they went sideways from the road.  The company put a hydraulic cement patch and pumped it out. 

Edit: they dig a hole in the road to connect to the gas pipe and then went sideways directly to my septic tank
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Post by: DM on May 13, 2015, 08:08PM
I'd B*tch to the gas company. They will pay the bill for the repair. It's not really your job to tell them where not to drill.
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Post by: bob on May 13, 2015, 09:18PM
We are going to ... or better yet La Jefa is on the case.
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Post by: mando on May 14, 2015, 07:09AM
We are going to ... or better yet La Jefa is on the case.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...and if the woman is Latina, Hell better get itself outta town!!
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Post by: bob on May 14, 2015, 05:34PM
so La Jefa got a ton of phone calls back apologizing and giving her assurances they will take care of everything.  Today a crew showed up to close the hole and tomorrow another crew will finish the pipe work, put soil and grass seed where they excavated; at least that is what I was told.

But yesterday there was a bit of drama I had no use for.   :Angry
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Post by: Shakey on May 14, 2015, 07:13PM
@ DM, How is the House coming along?
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Post by: DM on May 14, 2015, 10:08PM
Plumbing, electric and hvac are done. It's being insulated now and sheet rocking starts Monday. Not much happening outside yet.
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Post by: DM on May 14, 2015, 10:08PM
A different type of roadkill
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Post by: Shakey on May 14, 2015, 10:40PM
Nice. Post some picks of the ponderosa when you can. And give us enough time to start driving for the first bbq.
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Post by: bob on May 14, 2015, 11:04PM
The ponderosa ... Brings back memories
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Post by: cas on May 15, 2015, 06:34PM
I think I posted the Star Wars parody version of this song in another thread. I find the original version of this song quite annoying, and while this type of music isn't something I would normally sit and listen to, I think it's very catchy and find myself whistling it during the work day.

http://youtu.be/iyTTX6Wlf1Y (http://youtu.be/iyTTX6Wlf1Y)
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Post by: bob on May 16, 2015, 09:09AM
So since wednesday my sound receiver for the Guapo cinema decided it is time to work no more.  The strange thing is that it works when just plugged into (runnning in battery mode) my ups.  I figured then that it was an issue with low voltage.  So I called the electric company to have someone come by and trouble shoot.  No one has yet to show up.  So on a hunch I went to bestbuy and bough me a more powerful (more wattage) receiver.  Only because that was the cheapest 7.2 receiver they had.  So I hook it up expecting it not to work either.  To my surprise it worked like a charm. 

The lesson of the story is ... Don't buy electronics from eBay :(
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Post by: DM on May 16, 2015, 10:43AM
Looking at the bright side it sounds like you have a nicer piece of equipment now.
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Post by: bob on May 16, 2015, 10:56AM
The sound quality is night and day 8)
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Post by: xdguy on May 16, 2015, 04:11PM
No matter what they say quality is quality and you pay for it. Somethings are worth the extra couple of bucks.

 NOW All about that Bass is stuck in my Head :bigL
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Post by: DM on May 16, 2015, 07:07PM
Brantley, Aldean and Chesney.

Awesome night ahead.



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Post by: cas on May 16, 2015, 08:41PM
I only know one of those names. I don't follow the southern rock (rapidly turning into southern R&B/rap) that passes for country music these days.

Give me the classics, like "The Possum", Bob's favorite country singer of all time... George Jones.

http://youtu.be/8E5WWX_40gs (http://youtu.be/8E5WWX_40gs)
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Post by: DM on May 16, 2015, 09:34PM
Id guess Chesney is the name you know. He's the most traditional country of the three. Aldean and Brantley are a rock country mix, which I know isn't traditional country but I do like.. Florida Georgia line has that rap country thing I can't stand as well. Brantley spent a lot of time speaking about the 2A so he rates high in my book. The three sold out Cowboys stadium which holds 70k iirc.
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Post by: bob on May 18, 2015, 03:13PM
Apple watch ... I like... pricey though.

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-watch/apple-watch (http://store.apple.com/us/buy-watch/apple-watch)

In my lifetime I have been able to see science fiction become reality.  The pager, flat TVs, cell/satellite phones/blackberries, computers, tablets and now the Dick Tracey watch :D

After all of this the one thing I keep seeing in old sci fi movies that we have not done is space travel.  I saw a movie (Event Horizon) where the movies expect us to have conquered and mined the solar system by 2015.  LOL... The only thing we have managed to do is clutter our orbit with space junk.  Mind you since he moon landing age the highest we have been is less than 300 miles up in orbit.  These science fiction writers from the 50s,60s and 80s must be shocked in how little progress we have made... Actually we have taken a giant leap backwards when it comes to space travel.  ...  sometimes I wonder
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Post by: cas on May 18, 2015, 03:57PM
You forgot drones, super computers gathering all our information and big brother.
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Post by: xdguy on May 18, 2015, 05:44PM
Seen the ads for it, REALLY ? like people don't walk around totally engrossed by the phone? NOW no phone stare at your arm all day :diosmio3
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Post by: bob on May 18, 2015, 05:57PM
You forgot drones, super computers gathering all our information and big brother.


Remember the movie "Brazil" ... It is like prophecy.

http://youtu.be/LkpDdA2EITQ (http://youtu.be/LkpDdA2EITQ)
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Post by: bob on May 18, 2015, 07:14PM
Ok, suddenly I cannot read with my near sighted glasses on.  Is that bad?
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Post by: cas on May 18, 2015, 07:45PM
Maybe your prescription ran out.
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Post by: DM on May 18, 2015, 08:02PM
Lol
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Post by: DM on May 18, 2015, 08:30PM
Wheels are fixed. Scored 4 from a 2015  on Craigslist. Should be able to get a few bucks for the old ones.
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Post by: Keepkool on May 18, 2015, 08:43PM
Ok, suddenly I cannot read with my near sighted glasses on.  Is that bad?
Can u read with them off
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Post by: cas on May 18, 2015, 08:53PM
Ok, suddenly I cannot read with my near sighted glasses on.  Is that bad?
Can u read with them off

A praisin' Jesus miracle?
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Post by: bob on May 18, 2015, 09:48PM
Yes I can read with them off.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 19, 2015, 12:36AM
Ok, suddenly I cannot read with my near sighted glasses on.  Is that bad?
Did you ever think, this may be the reason you've been shooting bad at the matches lately? Your eyes are changing(getting old), and your glasses aren't correct for you anymore.
That, and you're trying to shoot as fast as Jules does.  :pb
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Post by: bob on May 19, 2015, 07:42AM
No I am actually shooting poorly, because I shoot poorly.  Not sure where anyone got this notion that somehow I shoot better than I am right now, lol.  Sorry to dissapoint but I will continue to shoot poorly, fyi.  And if I beat anyone in the process well that person may need glasses or shoot slower. 

 :somb4
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Post by: xdguy on May 19, 2015, 08:37AM
 :laughlol  LMAO
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Post by: xdguy on May 19, 2015, 09:14AM
26 years on the LIRR, lots of lost family time, watching kids grow, missed concerts, sports. Went with the territory. So the MTA went with the BSC, a seperate company for payroll, healthcare,etc. The jobs combined of the operating divisions of the MTA, save time and them money.
 Of course now these people know nothing beyond they work for BSC. Case in point recent conversation.
Me. I would like to retire this summer and need to know what date I can.
BSC you want to set up a appointment , you need to tell me what date you want to retire and it must be at least a month after your appointment.
Me.  That is what I first need to know, what date can I retire.
BSC so what date do you want?
Me.    (WTF) ok how about July 1.
 BSC  do you want to meet in Manhattan interview hours are 9 AM to 2 PM ?
Me.    I work in JAMAICA FROM 5:45AM to 1:45PM think I can make it to you in time?

BSC  so you would like to meet in JAMAICA, we have a office we use there( this was the office pensions used to use when you could ask questions and get REAL answers)

Me.    ---------------- yes

BSC.    What time, we have slots on May 19?

Me.    Work til 1:45PM

BSC so a 2PM appointment?
Me.           Yeah in JAMAICA.
Of course got a call yesterday from BSC you missed your 11:45AM appointment on the 14th.

ME  really I have written down the 19th AND I work UNTIL 1:45pm did not ever schedule a 11:45 appointment. Now what? Next date?

 BSC dates in June have the 9th.

Me ok good for me, work in JAMAICA until 1:45pm

BSC you want to come to our office in Manhattan? Date you want to retire?

Me July 1.

BSC.  date must be at least a month before you retire no good for JULY 1.


Needless to say still do not know if August 1 is a good date but there you go and Mr Cuomo and Prendergast more then your shit DOES STINK.


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Post by: bob on May 19, 2015, 09:57AM
That is sad and hilarious.

Best of luck.  Must feel great finally retiring and being in good health.  Congrats!!!
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Post by: cas on May 19, 2015, 10:49AM
One of my best friends here at work retired last week. They're fleeing like rats from a sinking ship in my department, lots of people retiring because it seems the people in charge are doing everything possible to make it sink faster.

I have 23 years here. By the time I'm really eligible to retire I'll have 33 years. And unless something magical happens in the mean time, you know like hitting the lottery, that's not likely to happen then either. That's why my standard line now is "three days before the funeral" when people ask me when I'm retiring.
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Post by: DM on May 19, 2015, 11:26PM
Just like chuck norris.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mma-fighter-runs-suspected-bank-robber-hogties-article-1.2227282
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Post by: cas on May 22, 2015, 01:12PM
Ah graduation day. Oh so many beautiful girls. Half of them dressed like prostitutes. With their too high stripper shoes and their slutty little dresses that barely cover their hey-nanny-nanny.
Good grief. I mean, it's fun for us to look at, but this is how you dress to graduation? Your family is here, grandma is here beaming with pride, or she would be if you weren't dressed like a whore.
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Post by: mando on May 22, 2015, 02:42PM
Ah graduation day. Oh so many beautiful girls. Half of them dressed like prostitutes. With their two high stripper shoes and their slutty little dresses that barely cover their hey-nanny-nanny.
Good grief. I mean, it's fun for us to look at, but this is how you dress to graduation? Your family is here, grandma is here beaming with pride, or she would be if you weren't dressed like a whore.
Diploma in one hand, job app for Hooter's in the other, Yay!
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Post by: DM on May 22, 2015, 02:43PM
That does seem a bit out of place for graduation day.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 22, 2015, 02:47PM
So, sounds like a pleasurable day at work.  :gwant

You're lucky they're wearing anything under those robes.  :grin:
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 04:35PM
Shakey's graduating class picture.  From The Pole Dancing Academy Institute

(http://www.gaytaipei4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gay-pride-Taipei-3.jpg)
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 04:55PM
PB's 1977 graduating class picture

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140324183732/uncyclopedia/images/e/e9/Postal_workers.jpg)
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 04:58PM
cas missed his.. . he had some hunting to do

(https://nicedeb.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/97a45-redneck.jpg)
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 05:01PM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/nzzMdT4cDCQ/hqdefault.jpg)

Guapo giving the commencement speech for the Guapo Class of 1869 at Santo Poco University
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 05:04PM
Mando's graduating friends at his 1992 Fugghettaboudit University graduation

(http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/1/13839/13_2007/sopranos07_15.preview.jpg)

Hey!...
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 05:09PM
the Gamer, gamed his graduation ....  Here he is just blowing shit up

(http://cache.boston.com/resize/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2009/09/04/1252110482_1540/539w.jpg)
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 05:13PM
well played DM, Well played

(http://www.eugenemazzola.com/images/Posters/TheTexan.JPG)
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Post by: bob on May 22, 2015, 05:13PM
 :hide
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 22, 2015, 09:11PM
 :bravisimo Very good Bob. I was laughing hysterically.   :laughlol
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Post by: DM on May 22, 2015, 10:55PM
Lol
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Post by: Shakey on May 22, 2015, 11:09PM
lol. Those pictures are great…
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Post by: cas on May 22, 2015, 11:13PM
For the record, I was at my graduation. It was the prom that I missed because I was turkey hunting.
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Post by: xdguy on May 23, 2015, 07:41AM
 :laughlol
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 23, 2015, 07:50PM
At my nieces sweet 16 party. I'll be deaf by tomorrow for sure. The music is louder than any gunshots I could possibly be exposed too.
And all the girls dress like prostitutes. They're dresses barely cover their asses. And they all have those 4" high heels. This is the sad state of teenage girls these days.  :nono  I'm no prude by far. But damn, don't dress like you're turning tricks on a corner.   :shocked

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Post by: Postal Bob on May 23, 2015, 08:05PM
And what is this epidemic with having to play music so loud that you feel like your having convulsions? It's not just at parties and such. I was at the mall today( first mistake), and every store I went into had music blasting. Macy's, JCPenny's,  and every little store. I felt like I was hopping from one disco to another.  :Angry
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Post by: cas on May 23, 2015, 09:37PM
Some people just have to have music playing at all times.  I've always assumed it was to drown out the hollow empty cave dripping sound in their empty heads.
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Post by: DM on May 23, 2015, 11:54PM
Anyone have blue prints for an Ark?

It just won't stop raining here.
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Post by: cas on May 24, 2015, 06:48PM
?is it crazy how saying sentences backwards create backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?
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Post by: bob on May 24, 2015, 07:18PM
Anyone have blue prints for an Ark?

It just won't stop raining here.
  I read the news.... you are getting hammered.
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Post by: cas on May 27, 2015, 01:08AM
http://youtu.be/3tEYcUSQDyw (http://youtu.be/3tEYcUSQDyw)
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Post by: xdguy on May 27, 2015, 08:00AM
 The Gamers New toy? :bigL
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Post by: Keepkool on May 27, 2015, 08:25AM
The Gamers New toy? :bigL

Already looked into it , not legal due to safe act . If not I would already have one , Greentop Sporting Goods in Va. Has two in stock at $3600 each . 
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Post by: mando on May 27, 2015, 08:54AM
http://youtu.be/3tEYcUSQDyw (http://youtu.be/3tEYcUSQDyw)
Man, you would drive the brass whores crazy with that thing!
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Post by: xdguy on May 27, 2015, 09:56AM
Those dedicated magazines or just regular 1911s with a special base plate?
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Post by: DM on May 31, 2015, 05:14PM
1st day of no rain/storms and our power is out. I now have a half cooked pizza in an electric over and I'm hungry. This blows.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 31, 2015, 05:17PM
Isn't Texas the place for big bbq's? Pizza on the barbie as they say down under.
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Post by: DM on May 31, 2015, 05:24PM
Hmmm. I think there is one at the club house. Wonder if it's gas or if I need charcoal...
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Post by: Shakey on May 31, 2015, 05:31PM
DM, What ever happened to that portable Weber BBQ you had in back of the truck?
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Post by: DM on May 31, 2015, 06:10PM
Buried deep in the garage somewhere. Moving into my house in two months so things will be back in order soon
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 31, 2015, 06:17PM
A couple of old mesquite tree branches, and a dug out pit, and now you'll have mesquite BBQ pizza. Your in Texas, where everything's bigger and better.

Just be happy you didn't get any of those floods by you. I've seen the pictures on the news, and it looked real bad.
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Post by: bob on May 31, 2015, 06:59PM
Well I am getting loud thunders by my rancho
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Post by: Shakey on May 31, 2015, 10:38PM
@DM, Bet you can't wait to get the house done and get back to some type of normal routine.  As PB mentioned good to be away from the flooding mayhem..
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Post by: DM on May 31, 2015, 10:45PM
Absolutely, I can't wait.
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Post by: bob on June 01, 2015, 08:19AM
Update ...

Insulation -> done
gas conversion -> done.

The most impressive part is to actually hear my AC unit turning off and still feel the cool for a while before it turns back on.  Before it was on and on.  when it did managed to bring the temp down it would turn off, but a few minutes later it would be hot and then it would turn back on.  It hit 87 degrees by my rancho yesterday and my house was a freezer.  The boiler, what a delight.  The thing makes little to no sound at all.  Which is great cause Guapo Cinema was affected by the thundering sound of my oil burner when it turned on.  Add to that the white fine dust which permeated every corner. 

And The Lord sayth let there be light, and it was good
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Post by: bob on June 01, 2015, 08:23AM
In other news,  my lawn  is a mess.  Going from winter to sumner did a number on it.
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Post by: xdguy on June 01, 2015, 08:38AM
Up til last night 1 inch of rain didn't help the lawn either.
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Post by: radioman on June 01, 2015, 09:56AM
My lawn is a mess too!
Sprinklers can't keep up.
We only had about 1/2 inch out here. Not
enough!
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Post by: cas on June 01, 2015, 03:29PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/126261.jpg)
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Post by: Mafiaal on June 01, 2015, 03:46PM
My lawn is kicking ass!

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Post by: bob on June 01, 2015, 10:12PM
Well I took the opportunity and I spread the Scott's step 2 fertilizer bag.... Hopefully that will make a difference. $$$ :'( $$$
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Post by: DM on June 01, 2015, 10:59PM
The Scott's 4 step thing works but it takes about 2-3 years to really get the weeds under control with it
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Post by: xdguy on June 02, 2015, 09:27AM
My philosophy if green good to go. :bigL
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Post by: bob on June 08, 2015, 03:07PM
Just received my refund for the total cost of repairing my septic tank from National Grid.  If you recall those senores punctured it while they were trying to run new gas pipes to my rancho.  La Jefa Rules!

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Post by: DM on June 08, 2015, 06:36PM
Nice. More money for Tequila
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Post by: bob on June 08, 2015, 06:55PM
the Jefa and yourstruly are celebrating

http://youtu.be/Zbn-P11Gbto?t=10s (http://youtu.be/Zbn-P11Gbto?t=10s)
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Post by: radioman on June 08, 2015, 08:15PM
Mrs. Radioman and I are also celebrating, tomorrow 36 years of marital bliss!!
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Post by: DM on June 08, 2015, 08:19PM
Congrats
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Post by: xdguy on June 12, 2015, 09:49AM
Paperwork all in and July 31 last day, wonder which will be worse not knowing what to expect after starting a new job what happens from there or the last day before retiring.
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Post by: bob on June 12, 2015, 10:02AM
Oh I thought you were retiring.  Sounds like you are starting a new job.  Congrats either way
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Post by: xdguy on June 12, 2015, 11:54AM
Retiring so starting a new something :bigL
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Post by: DM on June 12, 2015, 12:52PM
A new moving truck would be highly recommended. 😀
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Post by: xdguy on June 12, 2015, 09:10PM
 :looking south next month
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Post by: JeffP on June 13, 2015, 01:09AM
#anywherebuthere
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Post by: bob on June 13, 2015, 04:46PM
Oh it's hot today.  My house is a freezer.  Insulation does work   :rejoice
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Post by: bob on June 13, 2015, 08:41PM
http://youtu.be/PEyQJ4fBLow#ws (http://youtu.be/PEyQJ4fBLow#ws)
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Post by: DM on June 13, 2015, 10:04PM
That's nuts
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Post by: xdguy on June 14, 2015, 06:18PM
  :nopuede wow
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Post by: mando on June 15, 2015, 08:37AM
Now take that and times it by 10. That's what it was like in Vietnam! Except a lot fewer cars but what seemed like thousand of scooters and mopeds. It was not uncommon to see whole families, of 4 to 5, on a scooter whizzing around. If I get a chance I'll see if I can dig up some photos or video.
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Post by: bob on June 16, 2015, 06:34PM
I am getting the right motivation to join the Gymn

http://youtu.be/18W2yb90XWI (http://youtu.be/18W2yb90XWI)
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Post by: xdguy on June 17, 2015, 07:25AM
  :horror that really needs a parental warning with it. GET DOCTORS ADVICE BEFORE WATCHING IF OVER 55 :bigL
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Post by: cas on June 20, 2015, 10:02PM
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Post by: DM on June 20, 2015, 10:44PM
Perfect setup
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Post by: cas on June 29, 2015, 03:04AM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJD_3eKcIRQ#)
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Post by: DM on June 29, 2015, 08:34AM
Cool
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Post by: bob on June 29, 2015, 08:37AM
Amazing how anything can deflect the path of a bullet, even for the mighty 50
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Post by: cas on June 29, 2015, 11:13AM
 I ran across that watching something on Smarter Everyday. If you've never seen that channel it's a mostly just a guys explaining the science behind simple everyday things.

This one is a very interesting video if you have a few minutes, it's fascinating and a little scary how your brain works.

http://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0 (http://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0)
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Post by: 03k64 on June 29, 2015, 11:23AM
I've been watching his videos ever since the chicken head tracking one. Good stuff.
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Post by: xdguy on June 29, 2015, 11:29AM
Wow amazing to watch. Good find
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Post by: cas on June 29, 2015, 12:00PM
The now classic chick head video. lol

I think the first time I saw him was with Gavin and Dan (slow-mo guys) shooting the AK under water.
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Post by: bob on June 29, 2015, 12:11PM
That was really cool
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Post by: cas on June 29, 2015, 07:11PM
http://youtu.be/cp5gdUHFGIQ (http://youtu.be/cp5gdUHFGIQ)
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Post by: bob on June 29, 2015, 07:36PM
hmmm, I do have a pool
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Post by: DM on June 29, 2015, 08:09PM
The next season of 3 Gun Nation begins tonight:

http://3gunnation.com/news/details/artmid/509/articleid/823588/all-new-3-gun-nation-debuts-monday-10-pm-est-on-sportsman-channel
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Post by: cas on June 29, 2015, 08:13PM
Now you just need $100k or so for a Phantom v1610 and you're set.
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Post by: DM on June 29, 2015, 08:13PM
Something about some of your brass and a handshake...
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Post by: bob on June 29, 2015, 08:43PM
look at that star ... my sweet jesus...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlXjlg-MrLM#t=52 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlXjlg-MrLM#t=52)
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Post by: bob on June 29, 2015, 09:27PM
in other news... I was watching channel 12 news.  They have this segment called "on the spot".  In this particular one they were asking random folks why we celebrate the 4th of july... Most did not know why.  When told we celebrate our independence day on the 4th of July, they were then asked if they new from what country... Some said France....

can you believe that sh*t?
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Post by: DM on June 29, 2015, 09:34PM
To most it probably means fireworks and a 3 day weekend. Very sad.
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Post by: DM on June 29, 2015, 09:41PM
From a local range where I shoot USPSA

https://instagram.com/p/4fl3J-AcAV/
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Post by: xdguy on June 30, 2015, 07:37AM
 :woohoo thank the Lord for our new and improved education system. No facts just theory and test prep.
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Post by: cas on July 02, 2015, 07:20PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/Kidnapping.jpg)
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Post by: DM on July 03, 2015, 04:35PM
I hate rain.
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Post by: xdguy on July 03, 2015, 05:00PM
Still that bad there?
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Post by: cas on July 03, 2015, 05:16PM
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Post by: DM on July 03, 2015, 05:17PM

Still that bad there?

It's still raining quite often. Today has been heavy and tomorrow is rain as well. My match tomorrow is now canceled. This blows.
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Post by: DM on July 03, 2015, 08:28PM

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/small/11053390_10152891388476914_4037688895472559886_n.jpg)

Typical
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Post by: cas on July 05, 2015, 11:22AM
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Post by: DM on July 11, 2015, 07:42PM
UFC 189, Connor McGregor tonight
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Post by: bob on July 12, 2015, 02:18AM
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Post by: bob on July 13, 2015, 08:56PM
In other news I bought two bass shakers for my two seats in the back... Oh the theater is on!
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Post by: DM on July 13, 2015, 08:59PM
They are great, but less is more with them. If you put too much power to them it seems fake. Just a touch and it all blends in.
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Post by: bob on July 13, 2015, 09:04PM
They are great, but less is more with them. If you put too much power to them it seems fake. Just a touch and it all blends in.
Roger that 8)
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Post by: cas on July 13, 2015, 09:07PM
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Post by: bob on July 15, 2015, 05:50PM
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Post by: bob on July 15, 2015, 06:05PM
good ole 1885  ...  :hide

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Post by: cas on July 15, 2015, 11:14PM
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Post by: xdguy on July 17, 2015, 09:15PM
2 days down here in Myrtle Beach,looked at 3 houses 4 townhouses,totally overloaded. Leaning toward a house more then a townhouse in a gated community. Area is great 2 uspsa clubs within an hour, 1 2 hours away. 2 years realistically away but could be the general area. Has 4 seasons without the extremes.
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Post by: DM on July 17, 2015, 09:30PM
Sounds nice.
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Post by: Keepkool on July 17, 2015, 09:59PM
2 days down here in Myrtle Beach,looked at 3 houses 4 townhouses,totally overloaded. Leaning toward a house more then a townhouse in a gated community. Area is great 2 uspsa clubs within an hour, 1 2 hours away. 2 years realistically away but could be the general area. Has 4 seasons without the extremes.

Enjoy , Look at Oceanside Village in Surfside. we have been renting the same house there for years.
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Post by: JeffP on July 17, 2015, 10:02PM
I'm jelly
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Post by: bob on July 18, 2015, 02:58AM
Houses in Santa Poco are cheap and nice.  Just need to look out for desperados
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Post by: DM on July 18, 2015, 08:06PM
Almost out of reloaded ammo. Tomorrow is likely my my 2nd to last match unless I buy some factory stuff. I should be able to reload in late September so I almost made it. I'm going to look into getting a case of Atlanta Arms 147g next week just to hold me over.
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Post by: Keepkool on July 18, 2015, 08:13PM
Almost out of reloaded ammo. Tomorrow is likely my my 2nd to last match unless I buy some factory stuff. I should be able to reload in late September so I almost made it. I'm going to look into getting a case of Atlanta Arms 147g next week just to hold me over.

What are you shooting , I have a press set for .40 and 9mm . If you need I'll make some up but I don't believe it will be cost effective . The offer stands  :rtThumb
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Post by: DM on July 18, 2015, 08:17PM
Still shooting single stack minor. But my DVC limited 40 should be in soon. Thanks for the offer, I do appreciate it. But I think the Atlanta Arms stuff is pretty reasonable.
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Post by: bob on July 19, 2015, 10:42AM
 Well the bass shakers were installed in two of the back seats.  I saw interstallar the movie.  The scenes where the space ships are taking off and landing, well wow.  I was reaching for seat belts.  So I turned down the gain in the amp and what a delight.  It is like being right there insight the ship. 

When I got the bass shakers I realized I needed an amp.  So not wanting to spend any more pesos I took the speaker out of an old subwoofer and used the wires in it to connect the bass shakers.  In effect the amp in the old sub is driving the bass shakers.  Inside my old subwoofer it said connect only to 40 ohms speakers.  Well my bass shakers are 40 ohms.  It was meant to be.  This is like watching a movie in 4d.  I have a 7.2 sorround sound.  I splitted the sub output in the back for the bass shakers and the back sub.  That output only turns on for special effects.  So the bass shakers only turned on when the movie wants you to experience more deep sounds.  It works like a charm.
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Post by: bob on July 19, 2015, 10:49AM
On my way to fireisland.  The real reason Evil won this battle at lipsa.  La Jefa mandated that I am to spend more time with Los muchachos this summer.  And honestly she is right.  I took my daughter out yesterday.  I was literally being reminded that she was not a kid anymore.  I was like, I never got the memo.   It maybe a while but I will be there with you in spirit. So fight on, give Evil hell.
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Post by: xdguy on July 19, 2015, 01:01PM
Now that my youngest has moved out, and did spend time with both girls there is something missing. It's a new phase takes some getting used to but still it is the 'quality' spent not quantity that counts.
 
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Post by: cas on July 23, 2015, 06:50PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/my_love_life_zps1346a19a.jpg)
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Post by: bob on July 23, 2015, 07:26PM
Dam!  That was rough...

LMAO
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 23, 2015, 07:33PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/my_love_life_zps1346a19a.jpg)


Try embracing the team Guapo spirit and start wearing the shirt. Girls will be following you around like groupies. Don't you see them outside the gate at LIPSA waiting for us to leave?

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/891040.jpg)
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Post by: DM on July 23, 2015, 08:14PM
Cas is on a roll with these...
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Post by: cas on July 23, 2015, 09:23PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/B*tchfetish.jpeg)
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Post by: DM on July 23, 2015, 09:40PM
Lmao
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Post by: bob on July 23, 2015, 11:24PM
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Post by: bob on July 30, 2015, 09:35AM
Installed the bass shakers on my two back seats.  My kids now call it the bud shakers.  I tuned them down some more.  Watching "Interstellar" you feel like your in the ship taking off.  Really cool.

Also added 2 tall floor JBL E80 speakers and a 12 inch sub.  And wow... I saw Raiders of the lost Ark and I tell you it was a different movie.  I heard things I never knew were playing in the background...

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Post by: DM on July 30, 2015, 10:33AM
It really does change the whole movie. Congrats on the upgrades.
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Post by: xdguy on July 30, 2015, 11:36AM
 Last day, sitting around, they have someone working my job. Long day very nostalgic.
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Post by: cas on July 30, 2015, 12:54PM
Sounds just like my work day, only I'm not retiring. :D
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Post by: bob on July 30, 2015, 01:01PM
^ Let me guess ... His name is Jose....
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Post by: bob on July 30, 2015, 01:08PM
It really does change the whole movie. Congrats on the upgrades.

Now that my whole room is shaking I needs me some acoustic boards which I will be building with insulation...

My kids watched ET.  My 10 years son looked at me and said - that was actually a really good movie-  .  That is art when a movie is still relevant, inspiring and fun to watch across generations.

Now that PG and Pg-13 are ok for my muchachos to watch we have a whole bunch of classics we will be watching.  Guapo cinema is open for business :sonrisa
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Post by: mando on July 31, 2015, 09:50AM
It really does change the whole movie. Congrats on the upgrades.

Now that my whole room is shaking I needs me some acoustic boards which I will be building with insulation...

My kids watched ET.  My 10 years son looked at me and said - that was actually a really good movie-  .  That is art when a movie is still relevant, inspiring and fun to watch across generations.

Now that PG and Pg-13 are ok for my muchachos to watch we have a whole bunch of classics we will be watching.  Guapo cinema is open for business :sonrisa
Wait until they see Footloose! I danced throughout the whole movie in front of my kids. They are still going through therapy.
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Post by: bob on July 31, 2015, 09:58AM
LMAO
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Post by: DM on July 31, 2015, 10:28AM
Lol
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Post by: bob on July 31, 2015, 10:31AM
Perfect marriage can happen

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Post by: xdguy on July 31, 2015, 01:27PM
 :woohoo :cascrying got my gold retirement pass, my plaque officially RETIRED
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 31, 2015, 01:51PM
Congrats Jeff. I'm envious.
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Post by: DM on July 31, 2015, 02:22PM
Very cool, congrats!
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Post by: bob on July 31, 2015, 02:32PM
Congestion!
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Post by: WHDPC113 on July 31, 2015, 03:23PM
Congrats Jeff. I'm envious.
me too!
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Post by: xdguy on July 31, 2015, 05:00PM
Thanks guys and spent the afternoon with Slotbike,at Freeport nice way to clear the head after last couple of days.
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Post by: sbninja on July 31, 2015, 07:07PM
Congrats! :woohoo

Are you moving out of New York?
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Post by: xdguy on July 31, 2015, 08:21PM
Looking at the Myrtle Beach area, most likely 2 years away
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Post by: Keepkool on July 31, 2015, 08:51PM
Congrats XD , enjoy . Myrtle Beach is a great choice.
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Post by: DM on July 31, 2015, 09:15PM
Just landed in the rotten apple.
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Post by: Keepkool on July 31, 2015, 09:51PM
Just landed in the rotten apple.

Good luck , enjoy your trip , I was able escape for a few weeks , I'm out in Ne shooting Area 3 , then off to Sturgis for the rest of the week . See y on the next trip
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Post by: cas on July 31, 2015, 11:53PM
I'm not really a wresting fan, I watched it in Jr. High but that's about it. But I always liked him (hated him back then) and I'm sad to see he passed yesterday at 61.

RIP  :sadsecond

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp_K8prLfso#)
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Post by: bob on August 01, 2015, 01:34AM
I was watching a nova episode where they were talking about the long term effects of anabolic steroids ... There more than a few wrestlers who passed away in their younger years due to heart problems... Not sure if that is the case here.

RIP
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Post by: Sarge on August 01, 2015, 06:41AM
Just landed in the rotten apple.

Good luck , enjoy your trip , I was able escape for a few weeks , I'm out in Ne shooting Area 3 , then off to Sturgis for the rest of the week . See y on the next trip


Have a great time. Both of you.
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Post by: xdguy on August 01, 2015, 08:10AM
Sorry to hear RIP. Was one of my favorites when used to watch always liked his Pippers Pit interviews.
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Post by: DM on August 01, 2015, 08:39AM

Good luck , enjoy your trip , I was able escape for a few weeks , I'm out in Ne shooting Area 3 , then off to Sturgis for the rest of the week . See y on the next trip

Sounds like a nice trip. Enjoy!
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Post by: cas on August 01, 2015, 10:55AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/IMG_2036.JPG)
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Post by: DM on August 01, 2015, 12:05PM
Lol, sounds about right.
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Post by: cas on August 04, 2015, 04:27PM
See, driving around in a golf cart with a 24 foot extension ladder pays off.

The newest vehicle I will ever "own".

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/large/IMG_2053.JPG)

Sadly I believe it's only temporary till the other truck come back. And that truck was only temporary as well. But it's nice to see how the other half lives for a while.

Speaking of work....   How was that weather for you early this morning?  Over by my house there were a few limbs down, but here at work the place is destroyed. I mean big trees just snapped in half. There are easily two or three times more trees down here than there were for the hurricane.
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Post by: cas on August 04, 2015, 04:29PM
Lmao... Silly iPad games. It's showing for me upside down, 11100k miles. :D

Yesterday it had 90 miles.
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Post by: DM on August 04, 2015, 04:49PM
Wind and thunder woke me up around 5am in south Nassau but no damage that I saw at all.
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Post by: Shakey on August 04, 2015, 09:43PM
I got in the car at 430 am and was just drizzling and a couple of lightning strikes in the distance.  Nothing after a few mins..North shore had all the action..
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Post by: bob on August 05, 2015, 12:29AM
I was sound asleep. 
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Post by: cas on August 05, 2015, 09:27AM
Just took a ride around, the outfield fence on the baseball field was blown over. It's just a 10-12' chain link fence with a thin padding on it and only a couple years old.  It's bent over at a 45 degree angle. That's some crazy wind combined with soaking rains. At my house you can tell it rained, leaves and some small branches on the ground. Three miles away it's worse than the hurricane.
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Post by: Shakey on August 05, 2015, 07:23PM
Well altleast you didn't lose power for all this time..or did you ?
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Post by: cas on August 05, 2015, 07:40PM
I didn't at all. Work was out for a few hours.  But locally there are still lots of people out. On the way home today I passed a convoy of about a dozen, presumably out of state utility trucks heading that way.
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 10, 2015, 11:40PM
Averted a near disaster this evening, when I suffered a "ring avulsion injury". In simple terms , it's when a ring(wedding ring in my case), gets hooked onto something, and depending on the force can range from a simple bruise to complete amputation of the finger. As I was getting out of my truck, I reached back in to retract the seat belt, and didn't notice the wind started blowing the door closed. Just as I was pulling my hand out, the edge of the door and door frame caught my hand and the ring.  I knew what the potential was, as I read some stories somewhere of people losing fingers from rings getting caught(Jimmy Fallon of the Late Show I think). Looking at my finger, I saw the ring had cut into the bottom of my finger, and jammed into the top of my knuckle. At least my finger was still intact. But I knew I had to act quick or I could still lose the finger. Once the swelling starts all around the base of the finger, the ring acts like a tournequet and will cut off the blood supply to the finger and cut off the nerves. Then you have to go to the emergency room to have the ring cut off right away before it causes permanent damage. I ran inside and poured dishwashing soap all over my finger to get the ring off. It took a lot of effort to get it off, but at least I did. I iced it for an hour, and the majority of the swelling went down. But my knuckle and base of the finger are still swollen, and I don't see being able to put the ring back on anytime soon. And luckily it's my left hand, so my trigger hand is ok. So for now, I'll just go about as a single guy again without a wedding ring.   :wink
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Post by: bob on August 11, 2015, 01:31AM
Wow... All these injuries

cas, JeffP, radioman, now PB ...

Today I went out to jetski.  I got too close to chore and the pump sucked  a flat enough rock in ... As I push my hand into the impeller to free the stone, I heard the drums of my Santero.  I quickly gave up on that brilliant idea.  My jetski is now sitting in my garage with said stone still lodged in.  Yourstruly still enjoying the use of his 10 pretty little digits.  -1 for Evil 8)
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Post by: JeffP on August 11, 2015, 07:32AM
Wow, feel better PB
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Post by: mando on August 11, 2015, 08:08AM
Feel better PB, pretty scary.
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Post by: radioman on August 11, 2015, 09:44AM
Feel better PB!

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Post by: xdguy on August 11, 2015, 09:48AM
Had that happen a long time ago, ring still has the ding in it where it caught, scary. Feel better.
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 11, 2015, 01:01PM
I at least have a good excuse for not wearing my wedding ring for a while. You know, when all those hot, Team Guapo groupie girls come chasing us after the match.
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Post by: sbninja on August 11, 2015, 08:10PM
Ouch PB! :horror get better soon!

 I rarely wear my wedding ring. It is a big no-no in my profession. I'm not loosing my finger! Nope not me - no-sir-ree.
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Post by: Keepkool on August 11, 2015, 09:51PM
    Feel better PB, I have heard all kinks of horror stories about jewelry causing injury. When I first got into the HVAC field , i was told a story of a Mechanic electrocuting himself with a gold cross and chain and a 460 volt unit. that is all I needed to here.
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Post by: bob on August 12, 2015, 04:30PM
in other news.... I gots me a Roku 3 for streaming.  I changed my cable to basic and between Netflix, vudu, youtube and most of the other streaming channels, like Crackle and such I no longer have a need for much cable tv.  Even HBO and Showtime have streaming channels, not free, but if in dire need you can use those.

Loving it.  Oh and Roku 3 has a voice control search engine.  Even with my heavy accent it finds stuff for me ... :woohoo
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Post by: 03k64 on August 12, 2015, 05:02PM
I'm a big fan of my Roku.  I have one for every tv.
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Post by: sbninja on August 12, 2015, 06:13PM
Don't have roku, but I have the Amazon fire TV. Pretty cool!
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Post by: DM on August 12, 2015, 10:22PM
By Jones Beach this evening.
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Post by: Keepkool on August 12, 2015, 11:15PM
By Jones Beach this evening.

Very cool, this was the sky at the area 3 match , It rolled in and out in the same direction . It was the strangest thing I have ever seen
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 13, 2015, 12:05AM
Some wild looking weather pics you guys took.
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Post by: bob on August 13, 2015, 01:03AM
You ain't kidding.  That is strange weather for sure
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Post by: radioman on August 14, 2015, 12:23PM
I have apple tv boxes and a cisco box. This way just about every device I have can connect to tv's.
Handy now we me being in bed.

Nice weather pics.

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Post by: cas on August 16, 2015, 09:40PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/2a.jpg)
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Post by: cas on August 19, 2015, 07:12PM
I was going to put this in the Campsite section. A message from Bob....

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso1_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso3_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso4_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso5_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso8_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso6_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso2_250.gif)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/tumblr_nssa2ob3Os1ut4dzso7_250.gif)






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Post by: xdguy on August 19, 2015, 09:48PM
 :laughlol yeah should go there.
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Post by: bob on August 21, 2015, 02:15PM
do it.

in other news.... Well summer is almost over... dam it.
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Post by: mando on August 21, 2015, 03:23PM
do it.

in other news.... Well summer is almost over... dam it.
Oh boy, not that thread again!  :rolleyes
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Post by: xdguy on August 21, 2015, 07:33PM
Used U Haul to move my daughter last weekend, THEY now are a bunch of thieves! Everything is on line. The place I went to very specifically said I would not be charged an extra day if returned late because 1-they are closed Sunday's so nothing can go out.  As long as I called before 3pm.
 Called at 3 and said would be late again told no problem no extra charge.
 Went to take car of the bill and was charged for 2 days! The idiot at the counter with no interest in doing anything goes "it's all computerized nothing we can do. So called the 800 number spoke to a customer rep told her the story and then says hold on and the idiot transfers me back to where I'm standing! Finally got a supervisor who said a grievance is put in.
 The next day the investigator calls and leaves his cell number to call him back, this idiot gave the wrong number and I had to call the 800 number to get the right one. Of course he never called to tell me the findings but was charged the full amount.
 Advice DO NOT RENT FROM UHAUL A BUNCH OF THIEVES AND IDIOTS! :beatingyourself
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Post by: Keepkool on August 21, 2015, 08:20PM
Call CC company and put in grievance before its to late . It's a common scam that rental places do .
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Post by: DM on August 21, 2015, 08:27PM
Their mileage rates were insane. Luckily they don't charge mileage  if you rent their trailers.

For trucks I found Budget was the lowest price.
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Post by: bob on August 24, 2015, 09:35AM
I have always had low water pressure.  I was told by the utility company this is due to my water coming from a street below my house.  If I get the water from the street in front and at the same level as my house problem would be solved.  Except it would cost me 3000-5000 americanos to do so.  I was reading about water pumps that would automatically increase the psi on demand.  Those only cost 1000-2000 americanos.  Do you señores think that is a better option?  Any gotchas?
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Post by: xdguy on August 24, 2015, 10:25AM
Aren't all water lines put in below the freeze line? Not a plumber but sounds to me as a answer to make someone ALOT of money with no real benefit to you with either idea.
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 24, 2015, 10:26AM
Does the pump go in your house? I can't see it increasing pressure, unless there's some type of holding/reserve tank in your house too? Only so much water pressure/volume coming into the pump from the street, so how can it pull more water that what the street line is allowing to come in, unless you have a reservoir tank too. And if it's able to draw more volume from the street, it means you'll be drawing from your neighbor's water volume, thereby decreasing their water pressure. Then they'll be pissed off at you.
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Post by: Keepkool on August 24, 2015, 10:40AM
Before going through that expense I would have a plumber come in and check pressure and flow rate . This should determine if the problem is within the house piping and /or water meter. At that point a determination can be made . A jet pump is what you are looking . It's an inline pump that will boost house pressure without needed a storage tank
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Post by: cas on August 24, 2015, 11:02AM
We isntalled a pump like this at my sister's house in Middletown 20+ years ago. The water mains were so rusted and collapsed (I assume ancient galvanized pipe) that the water flow was horrible. It would take 5-10 minutes for the toilet on the second floor to fill. And her house is probably 15 feet off the street, not like it was a long run. Every house on the street was the same way.  Replacing it, like the sewer main was a major deal because it involved a licensed plumber, the city (to do the hook up on their end), jacking up the sidewalk and some of the street. The were quoted prices above $10k IIRC (in the late 80s early 90s).
 What we installed was the same system you'd have with a well, a pump and tank, only instead of pumping from a well you're pumping from the main.

It is equipment that you'll have to worry about breaking (even though it may go 10-15-20 years). And they make noise when they're running.

If there was any way I could swing it to do right t from rest time, I would.
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Post by: bob on August 24, 2015, 04:40PM
You lost me on the last line
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Post by: bob on August 24, 2015, 04:43PM
Before going through that expense I would have a plumber come in and check pressure and flow rate . This should determine if the problem is within the house piping and /or water meter. At that point a determination can be made . A jet pump is what you are looking . It's an inline pump that will boost house pressure without needed a storage tank
Do you know of any plumber who can recheck.  I had the utility company and they basically told me that my house being on a hill and being tapped into the old main were probably the culprit ... I think they mentioned galvanized pipes and such. 

I would like to know if there are plumbers who can install the pump and recommend a really good one.  What happens when these things fail.  Does your basement floods?
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Post by: DM on August 24, 2015, 04:43PM
He was a victim of iPhone spell check.
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Post by: cas on August 24, 2015, 06:17PM
^ Yup.

If there was any way I could swing it to do right t from rest time, I would.

If there was any way I could swing it to do right the first time, I would.
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Post by: cas on August 24, 2015, 07:00PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJ2jxIe4CQ#)
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 24, 2015, 08:31PM
Quote
I was told by the utility company this is due to my water coming from a street below my house.  If I get the water from the street in front and at the same level as my house problem would be solved. 
Think about how crazy this sounds. Are they saying you tap into the water main along from another street maybe 150+ ft away, rather than right in front of your house? That's ludicrous. It'd mean your supply line is running under someone's house or yard. That's like say your phone or electric lines are connected to a pole on the next block. And your wires have to go over someone elses house to get there. Sounds like they're feeding you a story to get money from you.
Like Keepkool said, have a plumber see what size line you have coming into and throughout your house. My house is an older one, so the pipes are not as big as in newer houses. And that's why pressure drops throughout the house when multiple faucets are running, or the toilet is flushed. That's what the home inspector told me when we were buying the house. But I wasn't about to change all the lines in the house for something which I saw as almost normal.
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Post by: DM on August 24, 2015, 08:34PM
If the water company can't supply adequate pressure and volume to the output of their handoff to your home, I would think it would be on them to eat the cost of whatever changes are required. I would make some noise and run it up the chain.
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Post by: cas on August 24, 2015, 10:03PM
Maybe you should pay them 75% of the bill each time, tell them your money comes a long way before it gets to the bank.
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Post by: bob on August 25, 2015, 01:39AM
Lol... I am making phone calls this week. 

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Post by: bob on August 26, 2015, 10:33PM
so it is still hot out there
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Post by: bob on September 04, 2015, 09:29AM
I was telling my wife that summers are not what they used to be.  They used to be hot and unrelentless back in the 80's.  She quickly remind me that back then I used to live in Manhattan in a 3 bedroom apartment with 4 siblings sharing one bedroom and no air conditioner.  Now I have my own house, central AC, new insulation and if bored a pool to refresh my over grown head. ... I am like shit, for a totally broke guy I am living the life.  God bless America!
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Post by: xdguy on September 04, 2015, 09:46AM
Amazing how our memories work,what we remember and how we remember, until we are reminded.
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Post by: radioman on September 05, 2015, 02:45PM
I have had water pressure problems. They only have to give you 20 PSI. That is what department of health says.
Some of my neighbors even had to put in booster pumps! At 20, if you open 2 things at once, forget it. I had to have my sprinklers sytem feed moved to the street. It made a huge difference,

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Post by: xdguy on September 08, 2015, 01:22PM
Got to Dr appt 15 minutes early, now 22 minutes after. Why do they bother with appointment just say come in x day and sit til we get to you.
  Maybe hold my breath til pass out MIGHT speed up process. :beatingyourself
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 08, 2015, 03:59PM
Some orthopedics offices have wait times of 1-2 hours. It's like cattle being led to the slaughterhouse.
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Post by: WHDPC113 on September 08, 2015, 04:04PM
Ya, specialists in demand could care less about wait times.  I sat for 90 min in the waiting room for a first appointment with an ENT, then another 30 in the examining room; after 2 hours, I retrieved my 'patient data sheet', demanded a refund of my co-pay and walked out.  Like PB said, loooooooong waits for Orthopedists. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 08, 2015, 04:28PM
Though that may be the case normally, but my orthopedic gets me right in and out. I've been to those in the past where you wait for hours, with what seems like 50 people in the waiting room.
 I usually make the first appointment around 7:30 am before work. I usually get to work by 8:30-8:45. Very efficient place, with very little waiting. They're located in Cedarhurst if anyone wants an orthopedic where you don't wait forever to get in.
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Post by: xdguy on September 08, 2015, 04:34PM
Not as bad as that in by 1:30. Good news slight narrowing of one disc in neck, nothing that needs attention now, most of problem was muscle strain. Shoulder another story, a calcium spur on my joint caused a irritation of the bursa sac which led to the other problems the medications have it under control and have mostly free movement.
  His advice no activities for a month til next appointment. I think he really meant don't use anything more then a 9mm in a Sig or 1911. :ElDiablo
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Post by: xdguy on September 08, 2015, 04:35PM
Made next appointment their first in AM.
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Post by: radioman on September 10, 2015, 07:47PM
Raining cats, dogs, kittens and puppies out here in WR!
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Post by: DM on September 10, 2015, 07:50PM
Rain, what's that?

This is what the soil here does when it dries out. You can see down a least 2'.
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Post by: DM on September 10, 2015, 07:57PM
This is the gun store I shipped some guns to after the SAFE act but before I moved. All good people there.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/18663123-story

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Post by: xdguy on September 10, 2015, 09:34PM
Hope they get them quickly.
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Post by: bob on September 11, 2015, 06:30PM
So I got a call from a car dealership on request for a quote I had sent the day before.  I explained to the guy what I wanted and what I could afford.  No problem, come in and let's talk.  I came in, talked and talked some more.  He wrote a number that was almost twice what I could afford, for monthly payments ... I says what can we do to bring it down to what I can afford... Just throw in $8500 plus your BMW and maybe we could meet your maximum.  Oh and a 4 year lease with 10,000 mikes limit... I says good bye.  Got chased by him and his manager that were now willing to wave this and that fee...  At that point, i was so disgusted, I just pretended to listen and walked away.

What ticks me off is that if you know that I cannot afford the car why bother to try to get me  into it. Assholes
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 11, 2015, 06:51PM
They don't care, they're car salesman. Do your research on consumer reports and others to see what the actual dealer costs are first, before you negotiate.
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Post by: DM on September 11, 2015, 06:55PM
Buying a car does suck. It takes time and you always have to go back and forth between a few dealers several times.
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Post by: JeffP on September 11, 2015, 08:06PM
I was coached by a Jewish salesman prior to going into my car deal... I ripped them to pieces. Walked out happy with my Ram. I didn't even want to buy it that day but couldn't walk away after hammering the manager over and over. Ultimately I told him, your lot is full, the new ones are on their way... Do you want to sell a car today? I'm here to buy lol.
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Post by: xdguy on September 11, 2015, 08:35PM
With most of the dealers being part of a mega company they aren't car salesman anymore installed reps. Kept getting calls to turn in our Sonata early with low mileage. We have great deals for doing it. Pure BS offers were same as if I had walked in first time off the street.
 Lease is up December turning it in and walking out, back to another make .
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Post by: catahwho on September 13, 2015, 04:41PM
Car Salesman notes

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Post by: cas on September 15, 2015, 11:17AM
See, driving around in a golf cart with a 24 foot extension ladder pays off.

The newest vehicle I will ever "own".

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/large/IMG_2053.JPG)

Sadly I believe it's only temporary till the other truck come back. And that truck was only temporary as well. But it's nice to see how the other half lives for a while.


Aaaaand.....   it's gone.
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Post by: Keepkool on September 15, 2015, 11:26AM

Aaa and.....   it's gone.

I hope you got your cart back  :laughlol

We just received another truck ,I was hopping it was mine but I was told it was for ROTC and not to get any ideas
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Post by: cas on September 15, 2015, 12:09PM
No the cart was never mine to begin with.
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 15, 2015, 01:11PM

Aaa and.....   it's gone.

I hope you got your cart back  :laughlol

We just received another truck ,I was hopping it was mine but I was told it was for ROTC and not to get any ideas
(http://guapoforum.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6395.0;attach=5580;image)


 :thinking  Interesting. I notice it has the .50 cal machine gun mount, and armor plated shield for it. I'm sure that will be needed for a vehicle at a college campus.  :diosmio3
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Post by: Keepkool on September 15, 2015, 01:28PM
It is in Heampstead

 :nopuede
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Post by: DM on September 15, 2015, 01:33PM
Now it makes sense.
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Post by: cas on September 15, 2015, 03:34PM
Yeah the ROTC needs that, it'll teach them to march in straight lines.
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Post by: Keepkool on September 15, 2015, 03:57PM
Yeah the ROTC needs that, it'll teach them to march in straight lines.

Im just hoping when it gets forgotten about it will be mind, Ive already called "DIBS"
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 15, 2015, 07:31PM
Isn't the Army Reserve base just across Oak street from Hofstra? Usually a few humvees or trucks lying around. They couldn't get one from them?
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Post by: Keepkool on September 15, 2015, 08:14PM
Isn't the Army Reserve base just across Oak street from Hofstra? Usually a few humvees or trucks lying around. They couldn't get one from them?

That base has been closed for a few years now, Last year Hofstra purchased the land . there are some ruff drawings of what there doing with the property
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Post by: xdguy on September 15, 2015, 09:50PM
Looks like a early one that they added the extra armour to the doors, shouldn't be too hard to lighten it up by a few hundred pounds.
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Post by: mando on September 16, 2015, 08:47AM
I see BOB decided on a RAM 1500!
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Post by: bob on September 16, 2015, 10:32AM
So I gots me another Burro. 

You have to love competition and capitalism.  New models are coming in for 2016, the dealer  few miles away from them gave me a better offer and they decided to give me a better one to counter.  At the end I got more than I was hoping for :D

Thanks to all who advised me to negotiate and shop around.  8)

Guapo Road Force One (GRFO)

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Post by: WHDPC113 on September 16, 2015, 12:02PM
A black SUV.......... enjoy it. Tint the windows heavily, add some flashing lights, and no one will dare to mess with you.
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Post by: cas on September 16, 2015, 12:02PM
Well I definitely have a bad head gasket. I went out to my car just now and my little drips are a 12" puddle... and it's only been parked there four hours. Must be a mostly external leak, which is good, but some internal, which is the reason the engine gives me trouble now and then. I hope it holds out through the weekend.

On the lighter side... I don't get autocorrect. I typed the word "which" above, and apparently hit a wrong key. And auto correct changed it to "Mohicans", which is an obviouse choice for what I was trying to type.
 :shocked
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Post by: sbninja on September 16, 2015, 12:26PM
Congrats! Good luck with your new SUV! It is a thing a beauty! :bravisimo
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Post by: DM on September 16, 2015, 12:36PM
So I gots me another Burro.

Guapo Road Force One (GRFO)

(Attachment Link)

That's a serious truck. Congrats!
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Post by: DM on September 16, 2015, 12:39PM

Well I definitely have a bad head gasket. I went out to my car just now and my little drips are a 12" puddle... and it's only been parked there four hours. Must be a mostly external leak, which is good, but some internal, which is the reason the engine gives me trouble now and then. I hope it holds out through the weekend.

 :shocked

Head gaskets are never a fun job. But with the prices stations charge these days there really isn't a choice other than doing it your self.
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Post by: cas on September 16, 2015, 12:47PM
There's just so much shit in the way. From what I gather, the hardest part is starting, getting the upper plenum off. Just priced parts, about $100-$150 Need to do the timing belt and water pump at the same times as its getting close to due. Add in another $100-150. But where do you stop? Doesn't make sense to do one head and not the other. While I have the head off its the perfect time to do the one cat that's nearing the end of its life. That's $200-400...  all money I don't have. But worse than that is the time, when am I going to do it? For an hour before it gets dark every day after work? Hate having to work like that. It seems I always have car trouble in September/October without fail.
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Post by: bob on September 16, 2015, 01:11PM
If it were made out of wood I would offer to lend a hand... Metal stuff I might get on the way

(http://www.civilwarbuff.org/Places/OtherStates/Mississippi/Longwood/Longwood6.jpg)
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Post by: mando on September 16, 2015, 02:01PM
There's just so much shit in the way. From what I gather, the hardest part is starting, getting the upper plenum off. Just priced parts, about $100-$150 Need to do the timing belt and water pump at the same times as its getting close to due. Add in another $100-150. But where do you stop? Doesn't make sense to do one head and not the other. While I have the head off its the perfect time to do the one cat that's nearing the end of its life. That's $200-400...  all money I don't have. But worse than that is the time, when am I going to do it? For an hour before it gets dark every day after work? Hate having to work like that. It seems I always have car trouble in September/October without fail.
Bring it to work and tell them you're fixing the shop cart.  :nopuede
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 16, 2015, 02:46PM
So I gots me another Burro. 

You have to love competition and capitalism.  New models are coming in for 2016, the dealer  few miles away from them gave me a better offer and they decided to give me a better one to counter.  At the end I got more than I was hoping for :D

Thanks to all who advised me to negotiate and shop around.  8)

Guapo Road Force One (GRFO)

(Attachment Link)

Nice ride.
I guess you own stock in a oil company. If not, buy some right away. Your might as well get back some of the money you'll be giving them for gas.  :D
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Post by: radioman on September 16, 2015, 03:00PM
That things is gorgeous!
Good luck with it!
If you want to trick it out with some grill lights
 and one of those "special" antennas,
I can help you out!
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Post by: bob on September 16, 2015, 04:46PM
Thanks señor radioman ... I will keep that in mind.  :yourock

I am actually spending the same amount of $$$ in gas that I was spending with the twin turbo, premium gas only BMW.  Now it is all regular gas.  Today I picked up my muchachos from school, I hit the curb by accident ... No big deal, the truck just climbed over it.  Had it been my BMW that would had been some serious scraping on the low profile rims it had ... Size matters after all :D
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Post by: cas on September 16, 2015, 08:44PM
Oh my gosh, your wife let you drive her new truck already!?
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Post by: bob on September 16, 2015, 10:07PM
Not only that, she lets me sleep in her house too.  Lol... Who am I kidding?  it is all hers.  Ay!

We kept the old Burro (minivan) for those treacherous trips to Obscat ... 230k miles and still going :D
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Post by: DM on September 17, 2015, 09:00PM
I'm closing on Monday and will finally own a house again. Looking forward to getting all my stuff unpacked and being able to reload again.
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Post by: Keepkool on September 17, 2015, 09:33PM
I'm closing on Monday and will finally own a house again. Looking forward to getting all my stuff unpacked and being able to reload again.

Congrats , enjoy your new place . Keep us updated with the homestead and your adventures in free America
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Post by: bob on September 17, 2015, 09:52PM
Congrats DM!!!
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Post by: sbninja on September 17, 2015, 10:06PM
Yes, congrats! Good luck! :woohoo
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Post by: Shakey on September 17, 2015, 10:54PM
Congreats DM.  Get some pictures of the new home for us.
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Post by: JeffP on September 17, 2015, 11:54PM
Sweet, congrats!
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 18, 2015, 07:29AM
Godd luck with the new home.
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Post by: bob on September 18, 2015, 08:16AM
Sounds great.  Congestion!
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Post by: cas on September 22, 2015, 07:28PM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/31_photo.jpg)
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Post by: sbninja on September 22, 2015, 07:30PM
 :horror
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Post by: cas on September 22, 2015, 07:55PM
Yesterday and today in fact. 90% of that was yesterday, today moved at a snails pace. Bad part is I won't get to work on it again till the weekend, by which time I'll have forgotten where most of it goes.
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Post by: bob on September 22, 2015, 07:56PM
Take pictures as you go along...never worked for me, but who knows it may help you.
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Post by: cas on September 22, 2015, 08:10PM
I did in the beginning, but as I got rolling it went by the wayside. Much of it wasn't something you could SEE, so there wasn't anything to photograph. I do wish I'd taken notes though, the steps.

We did much the same job on my father's other pickup truck a while back, though a much simpler job as a straight 4 cylinder. The thing there was, because of the time of year, weather, money etc etc, it was almost a year before we got it back together. Thank God I took a few photos of that, because I was lost trying to remember where brackets and things went.
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Post by: cas on September 22, 2015, 08:20PM
I'm still torn and I still don't know what I'm doing. The passengers side exhaust manifold was cracked badly, but I never got to do it. I was getting ready to try it when this issue started. So I will do that when I change the head gasket, two birds with one stone.

In 10k miles the timing belt, tensioner and water pump are due to be changed. Rather than pull the whole front of the engine off again next spring, I'm doing it now. But that's a whole other can of worms. Trying to keep two things straight while doing both at the same time is a juggling act.

Now the common sense part of me says you have the engine puller apart, change both head gaskets, you don't want to have to do this again any time soon. BUT, considering the nightmare today turned out to be, I'm reconsidering.

Also... the drivers side upper catalyic converter is on it's last legs. Again common sense was saying change it when you have the head off, much much easier. But reality won out on that one... it's another $400 in parts that I just don't have. I'm already in now at close to $400 on parts and tools, charged onto a near maxed out credit card. So the cat will wait.

My plan was to see how today went. If changing the passengers side head gasket went easy enough, I'd do the drivers side. Though that means pulling the distributor and having to retime. But after today, I just don't know. I think I'm working on the easy side now. Yikes. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 22, 2015, 08:24PM
Glad to see I could help you with your truck.   :D
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Post by: cas on September 22, 2015, 08:31PM
You don't work nearly as well as Kroil, but the can was left on it's side and was empty. So I had to use dat shitty stuff.
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Post by: DM on September 22, 2015, 08:55PM
That doesn't look like fun.
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Post by: bob on September 23, 2015, 10:42AM
So now, that the LIC is over, what to do ... Well it is not over.  Plenty of exciting matches coming our way:  Pro-Am, toy gun, idpa like, tactical rifle, two gun, 1911, and regular USPSA matches. 

So I have a mixture of things I have, but none enough to load for one match.  I have plenty of brass and powder for 40, but nor enough primers and no bullet heads.  Have plenty of bullet heads for 9mm, powder and brass but no primers.  Have lots of 45 acp brass, powder  but no bullet heads or primers.  Have brass for short colt, powder but no heads or primers.

Sounds to me primers is the next item I need to buy if I have to choose one.  Seems to me I am shooting production and open for what is left of the shooting season.

Thinking are we due for another Guapo trip?
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Post by: xdguy on September 23, 2015, 10:47AM
Today is Yom Kippur the day of atonement, fast for a day, pray reflect on the previous year and ask for forgiveness.
  Know you all will not believe me but where I normally don't spend my time think about food and remind myself to eat. Today NOTHING else on my mind. :bigL
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Post by: mando on September 23, 2015, 11:53AM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/31_photo.JPG)
Looks like you need a battery. No need to thank me.  :D
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 23, 2015, 12:12PM
Well, went to the orthopedic yesterday for my shoulder. As expected, he said it was bursitis, and gave me a cortisone shot. After getting over the pain of having him stick a needle in my shoulder socket, it's feeling much better now. Barely notice any discomfort. If only I was feeling like this Saturday, who knows how well I might've shot.  :wink
But now I'm looking foward to the Mid Atlantic match next month. So any matches leading up to it, I'll be shooting L10. But it'll be nice to actually shoot real limited in PA for the 1st time in over 2 years.
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Post by: bob on September 25, 2015, 08:40AM
Well, my back is 100% back to normal.  I feel great. 

I hurt it when I first loaded my bandsaw into the minivan.  I am thinking of getting a smaller one to transport.
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Post by: bob on September 25, 2015, 08:50AM
O i found my old HVLP paint sprayer...  2016 it's on!
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Post by: Keepkool on September 25, 2015, 08:52AM
O i found my old HVLP paint sprayer...  2016 it's on!

Gamer
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Post by: cas on September 25, 2015, 11:03AM
I have a crappy Wagner Power Spray we bough to paint the tank on one of the cesspool trucks back around 1985. Stupid thing still works. Have to try it next time, I hate rolling paint on the plywood.
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Post by: JeffP on September 25, 2015, 12:54PM
I was just eyeing an air sprayer from harbor freight lol
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Post by: bob on September 26, 2015, 10:43AM
Keepkool leading the way.  :rtThumb
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Post by: mando on September 29, 2015, 12:32AM
Keepkool leading the way.  :rtThumb
I nominate Bob president of the newly formed, sprayer club united monthly. Otherwise known as SCUM.  :D

Sorry, it was the best I could do with what I had.  :beatingyourself
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Post by: bob on September 29, 2015, 10:25AM
I nominate you as the Public Relation Officer of SCUM,,, you are the PRO SCUM ... Represent! :somb4
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Post by: bob on September 29, 2015, 12:18PM
But I have also heard you are business man and good with numbers.  So you are now in charge of the Business Accounting Committee.  SCUM BAC :D
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Post by: xdguy on September 29, 2015, 12:41PM
 :laughlol :laughlol
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Post by: Sarge on September 29, 2015, 01:27PM
I'm sorry Jeff but you forgot that the BAC has been reorganized under the new corporate umbrella of the Business Activities Group. Please utilize the new and proper acronym of SCUM BAG in all future notifications.
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Post by: bob on October 01, 2015, 11:20AM
Hurricane Joaquin....

 .... Not looking good.

My Boss sent an email with the subject: Hurricane Joaquin.  He expressed his concern for the safety of all his employees in its path.

I replied:
  I thought you were talking about my cousin Joaquin, you know he is a wrestler

He never responded back...lol.... Not looking good at all.... Ay caramba :(
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 01, 2015, 12:34PM
[attach=1]
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 01, 2015, 01:24PM
Just not mentally prepared for a hurricane.
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Post by: DM on October 01, 2015, 03:08PM
Upgraded to 4 I hear. I wouldn't worry yet though. It's way too far away for them to know.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 01, 2015, 03:26PM
Whether we get a direct hit or not, they're talking about a lot of rain and flooding. And it was the flooding from Sandy that did the most damage here on the south shore, especially by where I work. And like last time, it's happening on a Sunday afternoon into Monday. What a way to start the work week.
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 01, 2015, 03:42PM
It's taking its sweet time making the "turn". This map seems to give some decent info on history, location, and spaghetti models:

http://content.wdtinc.com/imap/imap5/?MAPID=15669&CLIENTID=20228 (http://content.wdtinc.com/imap/imap5/?MAPID=15669&CLIENTID=20228)
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Post by: bob on October 01, 2015, 06:33PM
I don't think I have enough 308.  Loading more
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Post by: xdguy on October 01, 2015, 06:57PM
 :sick2 but atleast the water shortage will be brought closer to where it needs to be. Might have to then mow the lawn one more time.
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 02, 2015, 12:31PM
[attach=1]What a difference a day makes
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 02, 2015, 12:46PM
So, I can put my generator away?
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 02, 2015, 01:18PM
So, I can put my generator away?
The weather forecasters tell us yes, we can trust them, they're always right!  :bigL
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Post by: cas on October 02, 2015, 05:58PM
Don't you dare! You want it to come back!?


While we're at it, have Bob fire up DM's snow blower. I'm frickin' freezing.
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Post by: bob on October 03, 2015, 12:57PM
It has no gas :'(
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 03, 2015, 02:09PM
You should always keep several gallons of gas in storage for emergencies. Just be sure to use fuel stabilizer in it, and only keep it for about 4-6 months.
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Post by: cas on October 03, 2015, 02:21PM
He doesn't need to. He'll just come on here and ask us for it. Where ya been?
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 03, 2015, 02:31PM
I thought he only tries to mooch brass, primers, and bullets from us. The gas I thought he "borrows" from his neighbors late at night.  :D

(http://siphonpump.ca/suck-gas-1.jpg)

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Post by: cas on October 03, 2015, 04:48PM
And get his hands dirty?

He'll try and get SBNinja to do it.
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Post by: DM on October 03, 2015, 08:17PM
Moving sucks.

And somehow moving from Texas to Texas feels like more work than moving from NY to Texas.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 03, 2015, 08:28PM
Dm, you're stuttering tonight. The other thread, you posted the same thing 5 times.. You been hitting the Tequla down there?  :D
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Post by: DM on October 03, 2015, 08:49PM
Yeah, I cleaned up best I could. No idea what's up with Tapatalk for me tonight.
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Post by: bob on October 03, 2015, 09:03PM
I have been deleting the post as they come up...  Lol...
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 03, 2015, 09:10PM
I have been deleting the post as they come up...  Lol...
You're falling behind.  :D
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Post by: bob on October 03, 2015, 09:41PM
Dam it!

On it  C:-)
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Post by: bob on October 03, 2015, 09:48PM
Btw have anyone heard from catahwho? 
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Post by: xdguy on October 03, 2015, 10:45PM
He was down the Thursday night shoot. Had a wee bit of canine trouble at home.
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Post by: DM on October 03, 2015, 10:59PM
Found this thing in my driveway. I suppose it's a moth. Cool coloring and about 2.5".

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Post by: bob on October 04, 2015, 12:06AM
I think that is an interdimensional being
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Post by: Keepkool on October 04, 2015, 01:01AM
With an exoskeleton frame , very cool
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Post by: bob on October 04, 2015, 11:36AM
I am going to share a bit of Guapo superstition.  A moth is a sign of good luck.  A blessing.  An affirmation all will be fine.  Specially if you had thoughts of doubt or not sure where you are going ...  the stranger the better.  I cannot explain this strange coincidence, but I am old enough now where coincidence no longer makes much sense. 

If I had to guess, you made the right decision moving, but I think you need little affirmation on that 8). 

Although interdimensional beings is still on the table :cui
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Post by: bob on October 04, 2015, 12:13PM
But it could also be a native specie the likes you have never seen.  Beautiful creature nevertheless ;)
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Post by: DM on October 04, 2015, 12:13PM
I'll go with he good luck part...
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Post by: cas on October 04, 2015, 01:30PM
But don't unpack your sweaters just yet.
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Post by: bob on October 06, 2015, 08:50AM
not a fan ...  of Justin lol

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--iU49AjTQ&feature=player_embedded#)
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Post by: mando on October 06, 2015, 10:10AM
not a fan ...

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--iU49AjTQ&feature=player_embedded#)
Uncle "Loose Canon" Carmine, love him at New Years!
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Post by: xdguy on October 06, 2015, 11:36AM
As bad at his shtick as Bieber.
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Post by: DM on October 06, 2015, 08:24PM
Internet in the country...

There ain't no cables or fiber-optics out here yet. It's a 5.7ghz microwave link to a tower a few miles away.

15 down 2 up, works well.
 
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Post by: Keepkool on October 06, 2015, 08:28PM
Internet in the country...

There ain't no cables or fiber-optics out here yet. It's a 5.7ghz microwave link to a tower a few miles away.

15 down 2 up, works well.
 


LOL, you could be on dial up
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Post by: DM on October 06, 2015, 08:35PM
There was a moment of panic when I thought I was stuck with DSL. Lol
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Post by: bob on October 07, 2015, 01:24PM
a microwave link ... that sounds cool.  This maybe a rhetorical question or just a stupid one.  But are there any dangers with using such a doo-heekee?  I ask since  microwaves are a bit energetic and I wonder if it could make your roof a bit warmer than usual?   .... Obviously you are using it and I am sure this is a non-issue.  Just curious how it works and how safe.
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Post by: DM on October 07, 2015, 07:16PM
No it's just high frequency line of site. Probably a bad idea to get your eyes near it, but really no chance of that happening high up on the roof.
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Post by: xdguy on October 07, 2015, 07:18PM
Try a hot dog on a long stick in front of it? :bigL
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Post by: bob on October 08, 2015, 08:20AM
I have seen those to connect and extend a network to close by locations.  Like if your company owned a couple of buildings close by, and they were within sight of each other, using a microwave antenna versus paying for a circuit to your communication company was always the better option.  Never knew that was available to the general public.  That is way cool and certainly better than any Satellite connection.  I am also sure the FCC has regulated those things well enough to make the safe and I am sure as long as you take the indicated pre-cautions you would be fine.  But they are microwaves after all and I always wonder.  The hotdog on a stick would be a cool experiment thou ;)
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 08, 2015, 09:29AM
a microwave link ... that sounds cool.  This maybe a rhetorical question or just a stupid one.  But are there any dangers with using such a doo-heekee?  I ask since  microwaves are a bit energetic and I wonder if it could make your roof a bit warmer than usual?   .... Obviously you are using it and I am sure this is a non-issue.  Just curious how it works and how safe.
No danger whatsoever. Power levels are WAY too low. [Little known fact: many automatic door openers in stores use microwave Doppler radar motion detectors pointed right at you. That's why your car radar detector sounds off near CVS stores and supermarkets.] Military radar is a very different story. Milliwatts vs. megawatts. 

DM is correct that long term exposure can damage the cornea, so they advise you not to look directly into the waveguide opening (and coffee can scald you, and fire can burn you and don't look into the muzzle and be sure to read that user manual before operating).  People get stressed over the term microware 'radiation', like it had a similarity to radioactivity, but it's non-ionizing radiation so the only potential concern is the gross heating effect like inside your "Radar Range". These no-FCC-license-required devices like motion detectors and short range data links are so low powered that you get hit with far more 'radiation' just standing in bright sunlight.
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Post by: DM on October 08, 2015, 10:31AM

I have seen those to connect and extend a network to close by locations.  Like if your company owned a couple of buildings close by, and they were within sight of each other, using a microwave antenna versus paying for a circuit to your communication company was always the better option.  Never knew that was available to the general public.

Yes, same technology. Delay is about 5-7ms higher than the TWC cable service I had in the apartment which is not noticeable. So far it's been streaming HD Netflix just fine. My only other concerns is bad weather, but I'll have to wait until spring to see what happens with that.
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 08, 2015, 11:23AM
I have satellite TV - cable is just too expensive, even for a simple package, and they raise it every year. During very heavy rain storms I lose the satellite briefly when there is a 'gully washer' downpour. I expect you'll see similar.  As far as bandwidth, a couple of storms ago when a falling tree's roots ripped up the cable, I was streaming live TV to my PC and Netflix to my TV by using my cell phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The 4G speeds were fine - I watched a full length movie and it buffered only once.  I think they're compressing the video for streaming, nothing you'd notice on anything less than a movie theatre size screen, but a major savings in WAN bandwidth.  The 15/2 you have is equal to or better than what cable originally offered, and is sufficient for the majority of home use. Until you start hosting servers in your basement, or making daily backup copies of Hillary's emails, 15/2 IMHO will do the job for you.
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Post by: SalR on October 08, 2015, 01:27PM
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/10/de-blasio-to-nyc-turn-down-the-air-conditioning.html?mid=twitter_nymag (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/10/de-blasio-to-nyc-turn-down-the-air-conditioning.html?mid=twitter_nymag)

“It’s always been a pet peeve of mine,”

I DON'T LIKE IT, THEREFORE IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL
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Post by: DM on October 08, 2015, 01:29PM
Another crazy mayor.
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Post by: cas on October 11, 2015, 06:32PM
We now return you to your unrelated web photos.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/25541_108622082495031_1906873_n.jpg)
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Post by: DM on October 11, 2015, 06:59PM
Lol Must be true. I read it on the Internet.
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Post by: DM on October 11, 2015, 09:13PM
Finally got an egg.
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Post by: sbninja on October 11, 2015, 09:20PM
Just read up on what an "egg" is. Pretty cool! A steak has to be pure bliss out of this thing. :praise
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Post by: DM on October 11, 2015, 09:23PM
It's cool, it can be a BBQ, smoker, pizza oven, etc... I mostly bought it to smoke things. If you search for big green egg you can read for days.
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Post by: cas on October 11, 2015, 10:09PM
Currently eating pork shoulder I made in mine today. (different brand though, "cheap" one (compared to the BGE))
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Post by: DM on October 11, 2015, 10:47PM
I was going to buy an off brand actually. But when I went out yesterday all the Home Depot stores switched from summer stuff to Christmas trees. So I went to an outdoor living place and forked over the extra money. They really are all the same. The Home Depot one actually had stainless hardware so in a way it was nicer.
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Post by: cas on October 11, 2015, 11:14PM
I have a Char Broil one. There's at least one or two other brands between that and the BGE. But besides just not having the money, I didn't want to dump a lot of money into something I may not use.

I think I'm getting my moneys worth so it was a good choice. I don't use it a LOT, but enough that it was worth it. I seem to use it more than the last two gas grills I owned, which doesn't really make sense but it's the case. The last one I had I probably used to twice and it just rusted away.

Chorizo and eggs, breakfast on new years day. lol

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/32_photo.JPG)
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Post by: SalR on October 12, 2015, 09:40PM
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/assault-weapons-ban-us-supreme-court (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/assault-weapons-ban-us-supreme-court)

This could go 1 of two ways. . .
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Post by: xdguy on October 12, 2015, 10:00PM
 :praise can only hope
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Post by: cas on October 12, 2015, 10:03PM
I was thinking today.... we need to take our attack in another direction. Push law makers to ban civilian ownership of any car that's used as a police car. I mean, regular people shouldn't have police cars. Sure your Dodge Charger doesn't have ALL the features of a real Police car, but it has most of them and it looks the same, you're just using that as an excuse to skirt the law.
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Post by: xdguy on October 12, 2015, 10:13PM
How about blue pants,shirts, jackets,excluding jeans. Too easy to put on blue pants and shirt looking like a police officer. Security guards should also have to wear let's say lavender uniforms.
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Post by: SalR on October 12, 2015, 10:34PM
How about blue pants,shirts, jackets,excluding jeans. Too easy to put on blue pants and shirt looking like a police officer. Security guards should also have to wear let's say lavender uniforms.
How about blue pants,shirts, jackets,excluding jeans. Too easy to put on blue pants and shirt looking like a police officer. Security guards should also have to wear let's say lavender uniforms.

I've seen way too many security guards that look like they're wearing police uniforms in the city and it bothers me. When you run to someone for help, how do you know if they can even help you?
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Post by: cas on October 12, 2015, 11:27PM
Pants are just pants. Cars kill 30-40k Americans every year.
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Post by: xdguy on October 13, 2015, 02:37PM
Bring back the Horse and buggy! BAN CARS!
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Post by: bob on October 13, 2015, 04:42PM
... Now death farts.  There you have something to fear. 

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Post by: cas on October 13, 2015, 04:58PM
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Well, and staircases. And dancing." Dennis Leary
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Post by: xdguy on October 14, 2015, 09:26AM
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Well, and staircases. And dancing." Dennis Leary


Hillary in the White House
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Post by: bob on October 14, 2015, 10:37AM
There is no realistic way I see her losing.  Not with the economy thriving as it is and with the cesspool of candidates the Republican Party has presented us with.  Our only salvation is if Biden by some miracle beats Hillary. 
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Post by: WHDPC113 on October 14, 2015, 01:06PM
that's scary - salvation is Joe Biden......  :beatingyourself
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 14, 2015, 01:50PM
Got my MRI results today. Small tear in the rotator cuff, and some other small tear. Doc said no surgery needed, just continue physical therapy.
And the reason I'm getting severe pain at night, is I have a pinched nerve/muscle spasm in my shoulder blade. So anything pressing on my back, is causing the muscles to pull on my shoulder making that hurt. He gave my muscle relaxer to take at night, and added some massage therapy to my p/t for the spasm. I'll also go to the chiropractor which will help alleviate that.
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Post by: mando on October 14, 2015, 01:58PM
There is no realistic way I see her losing.  Not with the economy thriving as it is and with the cesspool of candidates the Republican Party has presented us with.  Our only salvation is if Biden by some miracle beats Hillary. 
You truly believe the economy is thriving? I say there are millions of Americans who might disagree.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 14, 2015, 02:52PM
There is no realistic way I see her losing.  Not with the economy thriving as it is and with the cesspool of candidates the Republican Party has presented us with.  Our only salvation is if Biden by some miracle beats Hillary. 
You truly believe the economy is thriving? I say there are millions of Americans who might disagree.

 :agree
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/14/consumers-shutting-down-as-us-economy-deflates.html (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/14/consumers-shutting-down-as-us-economy-deflates.html)
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 14, 2015, 04:04PM
Seems my shoulder may not be as benign as my doctor told me. I faxed my MRI to a retired orthopedic surgeon I now through the post office who know does consulting work. He told me there's a lot of stuff going on in my shoulder. There are 3 tears, and lots of scar tissue from some previous injuries. And he said the pain from my back may be from an issue stemming from my neck. He said p/t may help, but if not I should get a 2nd opinion to find out if surgery may be needed.  :(
I guess years of abuse to the shoulder, too much bow & arrow practicing in the past, and way too much reloading, has taken its toll.
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Post by: cas on October 14, 2015, 05:11PM
Medicine, doctors and the body are funny. My father has been having extra trouble with his shoulder and had an MRI done. They told him about torn ligaments in the shoulder and a muscle torn in his back (shoulder blade). This was from an injury in 1977 (he was buried in a cave in and they did just as much damage getting him out as the dirt did, tore his arm out of the socket trying to pull him out, many broken bones) He's only been to the doctor a million times since then, countless X-rays, cat scans, MRIs, of the shoulder/back/neck over the years but no one ever saw it till now? That's nuts.
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Post by: SalR on October 14, 2015, 08:02PM
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/assault-weapons-ban-us-supreme-court (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/assault-weapons-ban-us-supreme-court)

This could go 1 of two ways. . .

http://bearingarms.com/supreme-court-will-refuse-hear-assault-weapons-ban-case-heres/ (http://bearingarms.com/supreme-court-will-refuse-hear-assault-weapons-ban-case-heres/)
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 14, 2015, 10:52PM
My chiropractor read my MRI report and told me I have some serious problems with my shoulder. 3 tears and a frayed bursitis sac. The one tear called a SLAT tear is what baseball pitchers get, and need surgery. And the frayed bursitis sac means I don't have the fluid in my bursitis and usually gets surgery and then they refill it.
Kinda is freaking me out here, because the orthopaedic talks like a few weeks of p/t and it should be getting better. But if it gets worse, then surgery "may" be an option. I'm calling him tomorrow and letting him know what I was told by other doctors, and if it's as serious as they are telling me. And tell me straight up if I'll need surgery or not?
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Post by: JeffP on October 14, 2015, 11:25PM
Hell yea, get in asap and start recovery... hopefully you're back next season early on
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Post by: radioman on October 15, 2015, 08:20AM
Good luck with the shoulder.
I tore both of my rotator cuffs, one side was torn in two places at once.
I had a sac issue too. Used to build up fluid somewhere and my wife would rub my shoulder and could make it pop. LOL
I was scheduled for surgery and it was cancelled due to pinched nerves in my vertebrae that had to be dealt with first.
To make a long story short, they put me in physical therapy for shoulders and much to my surprise within a year I was better. Not perfect but I could live with it.
Never had surgery.
Good luck. They work miracles today!
 Unless you have a broken leg, then they just leave you miserable for months and months, and months.
 LOL

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Post by: bob on October 15, 2015, 09:03AM
Get a second opinion if you can.

I once went to a dentist and I was to told I needed root canal, crown and other dental work.  I went to another dentist, I got one of my fillings replaced.  That was 12 years ago.


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Post by: mando on October 15, 2015, 09:31AM
Get a second opinion if you can.

I once went to a dentist and I was to told I needed root canal, crown and other dental work.  I went to another dentist, I got one of my fillings replaced.  That was 12 years ago.



Funny how you hear those stories. I know a guy who got hosed at one car dealer on a possible lease, he went to another car dealer and never went back to the first!  :D
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Post by: bob on October 15, 2015, 09:41AM
My daughter was born premature.  She developed in-toeing when she started to walk.  More on her right foot.  I went through 4 specialist, the forth one gave us an apparatus she would sleep with to keep her feet straight.  After a while I saw no progress.  My wife found the best doctor in the city who was famous for working with similar issues.  We made an appointment and after a long wait finally got to see him.  He examined my daughter.  I told him about the other four doctors and what they had told me.  He said, unfortunately I am going to tell you the same thing.  LEAVE IT ALONE.  I said, what about the apparatus the last doctor gave us.  He said that is not for your daughter, that is for you.  So you could sleep better.

And all 5 doctors were correct ... she is now 13 and she outgrew the condition.  8)

However, I still cannot sleep any better :(
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 15, 2015, 09:52AM
My ortho doesn't want to do surgery, and feels it's not required at this time. And I hope he's right, because shoulder surgery requires 3-4 weeks recovery in a cast. And even then it may not get healed. I'll continue p/t which I just started and go from there. May skip Sundays match, just so I can be in good shape for the Mid Atlantic. I'll see on Saturday. Did shoot some at Grumman last night and it was fine. Just being extra cautious.
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Post by: SalR on October 15, 2015, 04:58PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRYmhxtUwAAHFjI.jpg (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRYmhxtUwAAHFjI.jpg)  :diosmio :diosmio3  :beatingyourself
good luck.

also
http://imgur.com/gallery/iD1FtyB (http://imgur.com/gallery/iD1FtyB)
but is the world ready?
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Post by: xdguy on October 15, 2015, 05:58PM
Level 3 retention holster, might look easy but not like she thinks. At best a busted lip when he swings his elbow back.
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Post by: SalR on October 15, 2015, 06:06PM
But she's in NY. That's a police officer, not a civilian.
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Post by: Sarge on October 15, 2015, 07:35PM
She's thinking about taking a cops gun and murdering him with it and we have the problem? 
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Post by: DM on October 15, 2015, 09:03PM
It's amazing how how quickly and easily people are brainwashed.
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Post by: cas on October 15, 2015, 09:45PM
That's a police officer, not a civilian.

Should we punish this child for this statement now or later?
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Post by: SalR on October 16, 2015, 08:45PM
That's a police officer, not a civilian.

Should we punish this child for this statement now or later?

What? I'm saying she's an idiot for thinking he's a civilian.

Also, "Nobody is coming for your guns"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JctBYrIaKvY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JctBYrIaKvY)
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Post by: cas on October 16, 2015, 09:42PM
He is a civilian.
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Post by: SalR on October 16, 2015, 09:47PM
He is a civilian.
You know what I meant. He's not a regular guy open-carrying. It's his job.
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Post by: SalR on October 16, 2015, 09:48PM
He is a civilian.
You know what I meant. He's not a regular guy open-carrying. It's his job.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=civilian (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=civilian)
and google says I'm correct. He doesn't need to be in the military.
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Post by: bob on October 17, 2015, 09:59AM
What are the stats on open carry shooters losing their guns to gun snatchers, regardless of who they are? 
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Post by: cas on October 17, 2015, 12:27PM
Google is wrong.

Google is never your friend.


There are a few reasons and what makes them different. Just one example being... take Sarge. He could call in tomorrow and say "I quite" and never go back. Because he's a civilian. If he wasn't, they'd come get him. lol
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Post by: Sarge on October 17, 2015, 01:35PM
 Where are you taking me?  :thinking
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Post by: xdguy on October 17, 2015, 06:52PM
To the funny farm where life is just a ball
 There coming to take you away ha ha there coming to take you away ho ho
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Post by: xdguy on October 17, 2015, 07:04PM
Think really showing my age with that one.
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Post by: xdguy on October 17, 2015, 07:07PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fn36l_z3WY#)
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Post by: SalR on October 18, 2015, 11:08PM
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/ (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/)

GUYS, I FOUND ALL THE 22LR
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Post by: catahwho on October 18, 2015, 11:40PM
That's funny and pathetic at the same time but then again I wonder what they are the thinking when they read all the properganda our government and media reports.
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Post by: xdguy on October 19, 2015, 08:43AM
 :panicAy! :thinking :laughlol :laughlol
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Post by: Sarge on October 19, 2015, 10:30AM
Good thing they caught it. Could have slaughtered the whole neighborhood.
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Post by: bob on October 19, 2015, 11:25AM
You can't walk into a movie theater where violence and horror are not part of the menu.  I have heard people calling it entertainment ... having a good time, they say.  Sometimes I wonder how different this is from the roman Empire times when the Gladiators were fighting to death for the amusement of the crowds in the coliseums.   A story without these elements we consider that boring.  Now we see this actually playing out in real life and we are horrified.  It is the gun, it is the guns.  Yet in the movies, it's really James Bond, Bruce Willies and the bad guys they fight that are the problem.  We never question where and how the bad guys got that fully auto assault rifle or those explosives.  All we care is that they are bad guys and must be stopped.  Sometimes the good guy takes the guns away from the bad guys to do his/her heroics and we applaud.  We don't say bad gun, good gun.  We say good guy got the bad guy. 

We are trying to solve violence by making it hard for violence to occur.  Asides therapy, drugs and incarceration we would have to literally go back to the stone age to ensure nothing can be used as weapon.  And even then, if we go with the same mentality today, we would be banning large bones and stones, because of all the killing that would be going on.

this is the reality.  Nature is violent.  Yes I said it.  Nature is violent.  It thrives on Violence.  You don't believe me watch one of those wild nature documentaries.  A lion does not care that is a Giraffe's pup, it will kill it to feed its own pups.  Oh still not convinced.  Go to your local supermarket and go to the meat section.  It is just a slaughter.  The carnage is unbearable.  This is a violent world.  The only way a lion can be safe is by being a Lion.  Peace and security by strength.  We enjoy this period of peach and prosperity thanks to that big arsenal of nuclear weapons and thanks for having the baddest and best armed forces in the world.  Oh you took down two buildings and killed a few thousand of us.  Well, guess what we are going to invade this country here, kicked the ass of the most fear army in the middle east just to show you, you don't fuck with us.  Make no mistake.  The Iraq war was not about WMD and Oil.  It was a demonstration that we can kick ass and do it effectively.  It was a roar of the biggest lion in this forest of nations.
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Post by: radioman on October 19, 2015, 07:38PM
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/ (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/)

GUYS, I FOUND ALL THE 22LR
That is Freakin' hysterical. it has to be a prank!
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Post by: radioman on October 19, 2015, 07:39PM
You can't walk into a movie theater where violence and horror are not part of the menu.  I have heard people calling it entertainment ... having a good time, they say.  Sometimes I wonder how different this is from the roman Empire times when the Gladiators were fighting to death for the amusement of the crowds in the coliseums.   A story without these elements we consider that boring.  Now we see this actually playing out in real life and we are horrified.  It is the gun, it is the guns.  Yet in the movies, it's really James Bond, Bruce Willies and the bad guys they fight that are the problem.  We never question where and how the bad guys got that fully auto assault rifle or those explosives.  All we care is that they are bad guys and must be stopped.  Sometimes the good guy takes the guns away from the bad guys to do his/her heroics and we applaud.  We don't say bad gun, good gun.  We say good guy got the bad guy. 

We are trying to solve violence by making it hard for violence to occur.  Asides therapy, drugs and incarceration we would have to literally go back to the stone age to ensure nothing can be used as weapon.  And even then, if we go with the same mentality today, we would be banning large bones and stones, because of all the killing that would be going on.

this is the reality.  Nature is violent.  Yes I said it.  Nature is violent.  It thrives on Violence.  You don't believe me watch one of those wild nature documentaries.  A lion does not care that is a Giraffe's pup, it will kill it to feed its own pups.  Oh still not convinced.  Go to your local supermarket and go to the meat section.  It is just a slaughter.  The carnage is unbearable.  This is a violent world.  The only way a lion can be safe is by being a Lion.  Peace and security by strength.  We enjoy this period of peach and prosperity thanks to that big arsenal of nuclear weapons and thanks for having the baddest and best armed forces in the world.  Oh you took down two buildings and killed a few thousand of us.  Well, guess what we are going to invade this country here, kicked the ass of the most fear army in the middle east just to show you, you don't fuck with us.  Make no mistake.  The Iraq war was not about WMD and Oil.  It was a demonstration that we can kick ass and do it effectively.  It was a roar of the biggest lion in this forest of nations.

In a word, insightful!
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Post by: xdguy on October 19, 2015, 08:06PM
 :yourock has Trump picked a running mate yet?
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Post by: DM on October 19, 2015, 08:55PM

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/ (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8805022.display/)

GUYS, I FOUND ALL THE 22LR
That is Freakin' hysterical. it has to be a prank!

Not sure it is. The British were disarmed and brainwashed in just a generation or two. Some of their police force didn't even have guns.
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 10:29PM
Quick question: If you Dura-coat/Paint/Hydro-dip/Change the color of the Glock frame, does it void the warranty?
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Post by: catahwho on October 20, 2015, 10:38PM
Yes
See #2
Your warranty is already void. See # 5.

LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY

The warranty will be void if any of the following occur:

1.The instructions in the Instructions for Use manual are not followed;
2.Your GLOCK pistol or any of its parts are altered or modified from their original sate;
3. Damage is caused by misuse, abuse or improper maintenance;
4.Your GLOCK pistol is disassembled beyond the instruction in Chapter 9 of the Instructions for Use manual; or
5. Reloaded, remanufactured, or handloaded ammunition, or ammunition of a different caliber than your GLOCK pistol is used. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 20, 2015, 10:47PM
Anything you do to your Glock, is like a mark against it with Glock. Even that logo'd firing pin plate on the back of the slide you have. If you ever send your gun back to Glock for repairs, and you have any modifications in it, they will remove all the modifications you have and restore it back to factory configuration. They'll include the modified parts in a bag.But they will never send you back your gun unless it's in the same configuration that it left the factory.
Now as far as the dura-coat, they may not remove that! But then again, who knows with them. Those crazy Austrians with their "Glock Perfection" attitude.  :(
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 10:53PM
Yes
See #2
Your warranty is already void. See # 5.

LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY

The warranty will be void if any of the following occur:

1.The instructions in the Instructions for Use manual are not followed;
2.Your GLOCK pistol or any of its parts are altered or modified from their original sate;
3. Damage is caused by misuse, abuse or improper maintenance;
4.Your GLOCK pistol is disassembled beyond the instruction in Chapter 9 of the Instructions for Use manual; or
5. Reloaded, remanufactured, or handloaded ammunition, or ammunition of a different caliber than your GLOCK pistol is used. 
I read that, but i was not entirely sure since they offer colored guns. (but that is factory)
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 10:53PM
Anything you do to your Glock, is like a mark against it with Glock. Even that logo'd firing pin plate on the back of the slide you have. If you ever send your gun back to Glock for repairs, and you have any modifications in it, they will remove all the modifications you have and restore it back to factory configuration. They'll include the modified parts in a bag.But they will never send you back your gun unless it's in the same configuration that it left the factory.
Now as far as the dura-coat, they may not remove that! But then again, who knows with them. Those crazy Austrians with their "Glock Perfection" attitude.  :(

So should i just take a crayon to it then?
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 20, 2015, 11:01PM
Why are you worried about warranty? There really isn't too much you can't do yourself, or buy a replacement for on a Glock.
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 11:02PM
Why are you worried about warranty? There really isn't too much you can't do yourself, or buy a replacement for on a Glock.

Eh, you never know. We had to get a few replacement parts because of BTF (I think we actually sent it in?), but I guess i don't really need to worry about that after i take the Armorers course anyway.
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Post by: catahwho on October 20, 2015, 11:06PM
Sometismes you gotta say "What the Fuck" Follow your bliss! But always check with dad first:)

I lend you the manual.
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 11:07PM
Sometismes you gotta say "What the Fuck" Follow your bliss! But always check with dad first:)

I lend you the manual.

Time to brake out the Crayola!
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Post by: SalR on October 20, 2015, 11:27PM
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg)
I was thinking this color.
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Post by: catahwho on October 20, 2015, 11:35PM
Nice choice. Very subtle.
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Post by: bob on October 21, 2015, 07:46AM
Sometismes you gotta say "What the Fuck" Follow your bliss!  ....

words to live by.  Have the dremel near by just in case
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Post by: Sarge on October 21, 2015, 10:46AM
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg)
I was thinking this color.




You wanna paint it black? :thinking   Is not not your glock black already? Or do you have one of the fancy color ones?
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 21, 2015, 11:22AM
I thought he was going for one of these.  :D

(http://sacguns.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Pink_Snake_Glock.286105407_large.jpg)
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 11:57AM
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G19-Gray-660x402.jpg)
I was thinking this color.




You wanna paint it black? :thinking   Is not not your glock black already? Or do you have one of the fancy color ones?

It's a darker color type thing to give a little contrast.
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 01:50PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHlSN0jqeg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHlSN0jqeg)
This blue titanium color looks kinda cool too, maybe just a little darker/more gray though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TNAMhFHPqI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TNAMhFHPqI)
or this one (FRAME, NOT THE SLIDE)

http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/gallery/detail/15400/Cerakote-H251-Green-Beret-Green-with-H265-Flat-Dark-Earth-and-H234-Sniper-Grey/ (http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/gallery/detail/15400/Cerakote-H251-Green-Beret-Green-with-H265-Flat-Dark-Earth-and-H234-Sniper-Grey/)
That doesnt look too bad either. (Darkest color is green beret green)
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Post by: Sarge on October 21, 2015, 02:01PM
You know what is a great contrasting color?

 Flame red. It's really easy, it turns that color every time you pull the trigger.


Spend the money on ammo and it will turn that color all the time.


 :ElDiablo
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 02:06PM
You know what is a great contrasting color?

 Flame red. It's really easy, it turns that color every time you pull the trigger.


Spend the money on ammo and it will turn that color all the time.


 :ElDiablo
lol
I just want to change the color of the frame slightly.
I'd be able to turn the gun flame red, but i can't get cheap bulk ammo online anymore (I don't think dad has the time to reload that much ammo/i'd probably mess something up.)
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Post by: bob on October 21, 2015, 02:44PM
you know that if you delete the "s" out of the "https" your videos will be embedded. :cui

also if you put your image links between img and /img  tags they will also be embedded in your posts (enclose the tags in square brackets).... or if you are at a laptop or desktop and you highlight the link and then press the Image button it will do it for you.
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 02:51PM
you know that if you delete the "s" out of the "https" your videos will be embedded. :cui

also if you put your image links between img and /img  tags they will also be embedded in your posts (enclose the tags in square brackets).... or if you are at a laptop or desktop and you highlight the link and then press the Image button it will do it for you.
oh ok.
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Post by: bob on October 21, 2015, 02:53PM
but always check the FAQ section on the forum for questions on functionality.  It's all there 8)
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 21, 2015, 03:04PM
Quote
(I don't think dad has the time to reload that much ammo/i'd probably mess something up.)
Time to bite the bullet, so to speak, and start learning how to reload your ammo. You are after all, the one shooting it. Along with pushing your own  gun cart, running between target arrays, etc.  :D
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Post by: mando on October 21, 2015, 03:27PM
Quote
(I don't think dad has the time to reload that much ammo/i'd probably mess something up.)
Time to bite the bullet, so to speak, and start learning how to reload your ammo. You are after all, the one shooting it. Along with pushing your own  gun cart, running between target arrays, etc.  :D
The he'd be too tired too shoot! Time to get your brother more involved Sal.
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Post by: Sarge on October 21, 2015, 04:15PM
You know what is a great contrasting color?

 Flame red. It's really easy, it turns that color every time you pull the trigger.


Spend the money on ammo and it will turn that color all the time.


 :ElDiablo
lol
I just want to change the color of the frame slightly.
I'd be able to turn the gun flame red, but i can't get cheap bulk ammo online anymore (I don't think dad has the time to reload that much ammo/i'd probably mess something up.)



So you wanna spend a couple hundred to get it a SLIGHTLY different color?  You youngsters and your crazy ideas. May suggest a nice DILLON blue? Got a bunch of it in their catalog.
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 06:59PM
You know what is a great contrasting color?

 Flame red. It's really easy, it turns that color every time you pull the trigger.


Spend the money on ammo and it will turn that color all the time.


 :ElDiablo
lol
I just want to change the color of the frame slightly.
I'd be able to turn the gun flame red, but i can't get cheap bulk ammo online anymore (I don't think dad has the time to reload that much ammo/i'd probably mess something up.)



So you wanna spend a couple hundred to get it a SLIGHTLY different color?  You youngsters and your crazy ideas. May suggest a nice DILLON blue? Got a bunch of it in their catalog.
And i guess we're crazy. It's only like 50-75 bucks to have it painted though.
But we have 2 650's because my dad didn't want to change the primer thing.
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Post by: Sarge on October 21, 2015, 07:15PM
Well then....carry on. Crazy is good. Beats boring.
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Post by: cas on October 21, 2015, 07:57PM
It's only like 50-75 bucks to have it painted though.

Krylon is like $4 at Wal-Mart.


(I have two pistols and a rifle "colored" with spray paint.)
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 08:08PM
It's only like 50-75 bucks to have it painted though.

Krylon is like $4 at Wal-Mart.


(I have two pistols and a rifle "colored" with spray paint.)
But I heard that wears off easier. I guess that adds to cool factor. . .
Did you do anything before spraying them?
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Post by: cas on October 21, 2015, 08:47PM
I have a revolver that just spray painted. The cylinder I did with one of the high tech (at the time) molly bake on finishes. After a lot of use the spray paint looked great, the cylinder looked awful. Painting a plastic grip probably won't hold up too well, don't know, never did it. The ones I painted you didn't hold the painted part (they have wood grips). Just degreased them well.

Do you have a purpose for this, or just something different?
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Post by: SalR on October 21, 2015, 08:48PM
I have a revolver that just spray painted. The cylinder I did with one of the high tech (at the time) molly bake on finishes. After a lot of use the spray paint looked great, the cylinder looked awful.

Do you have a purpose for this, or just something different?

"Purpose" = I want something to look different + I'm bored.
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Post by: xdguy on October 21, 2015, 10:28PM
Ceramics sells their colors that can be air brushed on, they mix with their gardener. I did it to my daughter's rifle plastic stock. To test it a air brushed on of the back plates of a M&P, Donna actually liked it, used it and the finish didn't come off.
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Post by: cas on October 21, 2015, 10:47PM
Keep it away from the gardener. ;)


I removed that from the back strap, I just can't remember how at the moment.
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Post by: mando on October 22, 2015, 08:28AM
I have a revolver that just spray painted. The cylinder I did with one of the high tech (at the time) molly bake on finishes. After a lot of use the spray paint looked great, the cylinder looked awful.

Do you have a purpose for this, or just something different?

"Purpose" = I want something to look different + I'm bored.
Life is tough at the top! (j/k-it's how I show love)
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Post by: xdguy on October 22, 2015, 09:50PM
Ceramics sells their colors that can be air brushed on, they mix with their gardener. I did it to my daughter's rifle plastic stock. To test it a air brushed on of the back plates of a M&P, Donna actually liked it, used it and the finish didn't come off.


Should know better by now. That's Cerakote air brushed on they sell a hardener you add to the coating instead of heating it.
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Post by: DM on October 23, 2015, 09:48PM
If anyone needs any dead crickets I got you covered. This all happened last night. Our house is regularly treated for bugs outside. It rained last night for the 1st time in months  and I guess the crickets tried to move to higher grounds. They didn't fair well. We woke up to this.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 23, 2015, 10:03PM
How'd they get in?
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Post by: DM on October 23, 2015, 10:18PM
That's outside. Most houses here have very large covered patios to provide shade.

Had that been inside my wife would have been in Tennessee right now on her way back to NY.
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Post by: Sarge on October 23, 2015, 10:29PM
Gonna be quiet around your place for a spell.
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Post by: DM on October 23, 2015, 10:59PM
Yes thanks to this stuff:

http://www.fmcprosolutions.com/PestControl/Products/InsecticidesTermiticides/TalstarProfessionalInsecticide.aspx

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Post by: catahwho on October 23, 2015, 11:20PM
Had that been inside my wife would have been in Tennessee right now on her way back to NY.

My wife would have them all on a skewer, legs off of course, inside that egg. 
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Post by: SalR on October 24, 2015, 01:29AM
If anyone needs any dead crickets I got you covered. This all happened last night. Our house is regularly treated for bugs outside. It rained last night for the 1st time in months  and I guess the crickets tried to move to higher grounds. They didn't fair well. We woke up to this.

What's that, like 5-600 easy?
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Post by: DM on October 24, 2015, 08:21AM
Probably is
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Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 09:24AM
Get some butter and fry one or two.  Eat them right there and then.  Let one or two lose, let the word spread.
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Post by: mando on October 26, 2015, 10:54AM
Chocolate dipped!
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Post by: SalR on October 29, 2015, 09:32PM
For your viewing pleasure:
http://www.twitch.tv/bobross (http://www.twitch.tv/bobross)

This is a generally a video game streaming website, but it has been expanding recently
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Post by: mando on October 30, 2015, 09:12AM
For your viewing pleasure:
http://www.twitch.tv/bobross (http://www.twitch.tv/bobross)

This is a generally a video game streaming website, but it has been expanding recently
OMG! It's like potato chips, I can't stop!








I hope you all know me well enough to know I'm kidding.  :undecided
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Post by: DM on October 30, 2015, 09:46AM
IIRC that was on TV for a long time. I have no idea how it ever made it to TV or lasted more than a few episodes once it did.
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Post by: cas on October 30, 2015, 11:11AM
IIRC that was on TV for a long time. I have no idea how it ever made it to TV or lasted more than a few episodes once it did.

You heathen! Bob Ross is the best.  It's like meditation.
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Post by: 03k64 on October 30, 2015, 11:36AM
Happy trees!
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Post by: cas on October 30, 2015, 03:15PM
I watched one episode at lunch, then turned off the light and let Bob lull me to sleep.
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Post by: DM on October 30, 2015, 03:20PM
Lol. I can see it being an effective sleep aid.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 30, 2015, 03:46PM
Him and Mr Rogers seem to be cut from the same mold.  :dizzy:
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Post by: cas on October 30, 2015, 05:48PM
So instead of watching Netflix I have this stream on. :D

And I can't stop singing the line "every day's a good day when you paint."

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVrA#)
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Post by: cas on October 31, 2015, 02:22PM
Happy Reloading day!

Yes that's what today is. The day I spend as much time as possible down in my basement so I don't have to answer the door.
:D

I actually bought some candy this year, which I haven't in a decade. I always make a habit of not being home on Halloween, but my father wanted to do some final touches of paint on my house today. Since he's doing the work I can't really say no. But he can't put the extension ladder up, so I have to do it for him.  Which means being home and outside while we work. Which means having candy just in case.
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 31, 2015, 04:24PM
Do costumed kids frighten you Cas? Sorta like a clown phobia?   :D
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Post by: cas on October 31, 2015, 05:51PM
I don't want to be bothered.  I don't answer my door. Ever.

Or my house phone for that matter.
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Post by: cas on October 31, 2015, 10:21PM
Happy Reloading day!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/large/35_photo.JPG)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/large/34_photo.JPG)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/large/33_photo.JPG)



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Post by: DM on October 31, 2015, 10:43PM
Nice
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Post by: cas on October 31, 2015, 11:58PM
I've had that obituary in one of my notebooks all these years.  20 years this July, amazing how times flies.
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Post by: bob on November 01, 2015, 12:17AM
I started to see Bob in 1984.  At the time I could not understand a word he was saying (no hablo ingles) ... But his calming and smooth talking and just awesome skills transcended all of that...  Later on in life, when I learned the language and I watched some of his old episodes I realized that I captured everything I needed back in 1984.  I was not in for the instructions, I was in for the therapy. 8) RIP Bob

BTW I used to sport the same Blond Afro back in the late 70's ... I will try to see if I can find a picture somewhere.
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Post by: Sarge on November 01, 2015, 07:38AM
PLEASE POST IT PLEASE PLEASE! !!!
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Post by: OldGarandDad on November 01, 2015, 09:30AM

BTW I used to sport the same Blond Afro back in the late 70's ... I will try to see if I can find a picture somewhere.

Call me skeptical but did they make Sombreros that big back then or did your hair look like Kid and Play when you took it off?  :somb  :somb2  :somb3  :somb4
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Post by: bob on November 02, 2015, 07:54AM
The METS lost.... What a beating.

Not a baseball fan.  Never cared much for sports I do not participate in.  Aside boxing, never understood the allure of watching a game.  But heck, 5 straight games and not one win, well that is a beating in any sport.  Glad I missed them all :somb4
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2015, 08:15AM
We can tell you don't know baseball because if they never won it would only have been four games.
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 02, 2015, 09:37AM
What do you expect from someone of Mexican origins? Now, if he was from the Dominican Republic, where baseball is the National sport, and it seems half the players nowadays come from, then we'd be shocked.  :beatingyourself
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Post by: bob on November 02, 2015, 07:20PM
 :D

shhhhh.... :cui
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Post by: DM on November 07, 2015, 12:01PM
Diner last night. Smoked for 2hrs.
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Post by: Sarge on November 07, 2015, 12:22PM
Those are someBIG DAMN CRICKETS! !!
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Post by: DM on November 07, 2015, 12:45PM
Lol
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 07, 2015, 04:16PM
Those are someBIG DAMN CRICKETS! !!
That's just what I was thinking. But as they say, "Everything's bigger in Texas"!  :D
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Post by: cas on November 07, 2015, 05:42PM
I just saw the photo and didn't read the text. I thought it was one of those "What kind of animal was this that left this poop in my yard?" posts.
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Post by: catahwho on November 07, 2015, 06:52PM
They need less sauce and more garnish.

[attach=1]
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Post by: xdguy on November 07, 2015, 09:07PM
They are chicken wings just to clarify?
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Post by: DM on November 07, 2015, 09:18PM
They are.
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Post by: xdguy on November 07, 2015, 09:29PM
They are.

They look mouth watering.
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Post by: cas on November 13, 2015, 10:42AM
Snoozeday headline says gun crimes are up in Suffolk. I wonder why these guns are out causing crimes? In smaller font it says police say it's gang related. So newsday, doesn't that mean gang crime is up, not gun crime?
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 13, 2015, 10:52AM
Your confusing the mindless public with that statement. They need direction and instructions from only one source, right or wrong.
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Post by: DM on November 13, 2015, 11:21AM
Homicides are up around the country. The justice department is funding a study to find out why.

Hmm... Might have something to do with mayors and presidents siding with the thugs and not the police. It's kind of hard for them to do their jobs now.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/10/27/homicide-spike-draws-alarm-from-obama-administration/
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Post by: DM on December 15, 2015, 09:44AM
http://youtu.be/s6EQQnkUGIk
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 15, 2015, 10:37AM
That was great! I want one.  And since its endorsed by JM, there's sure to be a new USPSA division coming soon, the Blaster division. :pb
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Post by: bob on December 15, 2015, 11:56AM
DM,

That was just awesome.  The force is strong in him
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Post by: cas on December 20, 2015, 09:05PM
Island Thrift in Centereach, one stop shopping for the Tactical Timmie on a budget.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/inbox/websize/38_photo.JPG)
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Post by: catahwho on December 20, 2015, 10:55PM
 Any plate carriers? :)
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Post by: cas on December 20, 2015, 10:58PM
Nooo... just those.   I did see some over priced holsters once. 

I used to go all the time. Then they got new management and things suck. Seems like everything is $8 or $88. I think it's the only number the pricing person knows.
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Post by: mando on December 21, 2015, 08:21AM
Nooo... just those.   I did see some over priced holsters once. 

I used to go all the time. Then they got new management and things suck. Seems like everything is $8 or $88. I think it's the only number the pricing person knows.
Crazy 8's!
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Post by: bob on December 24, 2015, 02:34PM
So I added insulation to all my exterior walls, upgraded to a gas system with a bigger boiler.  And I am outside wearing shorts today, unreal  :beatingyourself

Santa is going to have an interesting landing ... That ain't black snow :nono
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Post by: DM on December 24, 2015, 02:39PM
Being in a tee shirt sure doesn't feel like Christmas.
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Post by: xdguy on December 24, 2015, 04:02PM
The scary part is when winter really arrives.
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Post by: radioman on December 24, 2015, 04:58PM
New boiler and 4+ cords of wood and
Hangin out on back porch in a tee shirt
Listening to christmas carols!
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Post by: catahwho on December 24, 2015, 06:50PM
1080 tank topped off two cords of wood and happy to not be using it.
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Post by: DM on December 24, 2015, 06:59PM
That's a big tank.
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Post by: catahwho on December 24, 2015, 07:20PM
It's good for buying when oil is low. Can't replace it. Would have to go with much smaller tank. Just hope it never leaks.
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Post by: DM on December 24, 2015, 07:35PM
I had a 550 and used to do the same. End of August or early September was fill up time. That would get me through to Feb and I would add another 100. Oil was only for heat, the rest of the house was gas. I eventually switched to gas when lilco was giving away boilers for those who wanted to convert. When I bought the house oil was .51 for COD, that was in 1998.
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Post by: bob on December 24, 2015, 08:46PM
We had to turn the AC at my mom's place
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Post by: Sarge on December 24, 2015, 11:07PM
Short sleeves in December.....wild.[attach=1]
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Post by: Sarge on December 24, 2015, 11:07PM
Merry Christmas to all.
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Post by: DM on December 24, 2015, 11:13PM
Cool pic.

Merry Christmas!
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Post by: catahwho on December 24, 2015, 11:15PM
Merry Christmas Bill
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Post by: bob on December 25, 2015, 01:54AM
A true Guapo right there.

Btw Someone threw a black pie onto that good fellow's face on your left

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Post by: cas on December 25, 2015, 09:44AM
PERSEC and OPSEC, that's the difference between a poser and an operator. If Sarge were a true operator we wouldn't know about it, his face would be blacked out instead of the other guy's. I can only assume that's the same rubber gun painted black. Sarge is clearly the decoy in this photo.
:D


UNLESS.... The blacked out face IS Sarge, and the one on the left is the decoy of him!
Oh man, he's better than I thought.

For a minute I thought the blacked out guy might be Young Gun, but he's not even close to big enough.
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Post by: xdguy on December 25, 2015, 10:08AM
Merry Christmas all
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 25, 2015, 10:16AM
Merry Christmas all. And a job well down Sarge, for keeping it safe for those in the city.
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Post by: bob on December 25, 2015, 10:21AM
If they only knew.  they would had strapped a revolver on him.  Then everyone would be safe. :D

  :bobT  Sarge!
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Post by: bob on December 25, 2015, 10:31AM
 :senorsomb  ... We are back!!!

[attach=1]
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Post by: bob on December 25, 2015, 11:34AM
...

This Sunday would had been perfect for another Match... 72 degrees is what is expected for 12/27...
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Post by: radioman on December 25, 2015, 12:07PM
Merry Christmas!!!
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Post by: Keepkool on December 25, 2015, 12:25PM
Merry Christmas to All , Enjoy the day.
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Post by: Keepkool on December 25, 2015, 12:26PM
...

This Sunday would had been perfect for another Match... 72 degrees is what is expected for 12/27...

there's a match in Pa, we leave at 4am
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Post by: cas on December 25, 2015, 01:32PM
Time to call to order the first meeting of 2016 of the Guapo kayak club!


I just got home from LIPSA, I was sweating.
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Post by: sbninja on December 25, 2015, 02:44PM
Merry Christmas!
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Post by: DM on December 25, 2015, 03:41PM
Merry Christmas
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Post by: catahwho on December 25, 2015, 06:48PM
Merry Christmas Everyone

[attach=1]

Happiness is an 11 year old making is first round of ammunition!!!

And yes Al he is actually wearing safety glasses.
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Post by: DM on December 25, 2015, 06:53PM
Almost time for dinner.
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Post by: DM on December 25, 2015, 06:55PM

Merry Christmas Everyone

(Attachment Link)

Happiness is an 11 year old making is first round of ammunition!!!

And yes Al he is actually wearing safety glasses.

That's awesome. He started about 25 younger than I did.
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Post by: Sarge on December 25, 2015, 08:00PM
Especially amazing since he's blind!


 :ElDiablo
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Post by: catahwho on December 25, 2015, 09:14PM
Especially amazing since he's blind!


 :ElDiablo

Also training him for the possibility of an EMP attack. That's why he reloading with blinders on 8)
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Post by: bob on December 25, 2015, 10:24PM
Someone made a mark in PA. Scroll down passed the Jones  :pb

http://ontelaunee.org/uspsa/ (http://ontelaunee.org/uspsa/)
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 25, 2015, 11:21PM
Someone made a mark in PA. Scroll down passed the Jones  :pb

http://ontelaunee.org/uspsa/ (http://ontelaunee.org/uspsa/)


  :woohoo  I remember that stage. It was the pendulum stage. The one you didn't have to move at all.
(http://ontelaunee.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/B368C310.jpg)

 :D

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Post by: cas on December 26, 2015, 11:46AM
http://youtu.be/R91QF6Xbaow (http://youtu.be/R91QF6Xbaow)
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 26, 2015, 12:29PM
http://youtu.be/R91QF6Xbaow (http://youtu.be/R91QF6Xbaow)

Well, now we know what you were up too Christmas Eve.  :laughlol
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Post by: xdguy on December 26, 2015, 02:54PM
LMAO
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Post by: DM on December 30, 2015, 03:39PM
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Post by: cas on December 30, 2015, 06:47PM
Nerd humor.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/raid.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/gree.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/bilbo.jpg)
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Post by: radioman on December 31, 2015, 06:44PM
HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!
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Post by: DM on December 31, 2015, 06:55PM
Happy New Year!!!
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Post by: bob on January 01, 2016, 01:25AM
Happy New year!
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 01, 2016, 09:57AM
Happy New Year everyone.
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Post by: catahwho on January 01, 2016, 11:21AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
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Post by: xdguy on January 01, 2016, 03:03PM
Happy New Year.
 So we have been lucky weather wise so what else to do today but drive upstate with Donna to go see her Mom. Arrived in Johnstown in flurries and the grass all cover with the white sh##  :mierdafrio
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Post by: Keepkool on January 01, 2016, 07:39PM
Happy New Year
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Post by: JeffP on January 01, 2016, 11:21PM
Happy happy
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Post by: xdguy on January 02, 2016, 10:12AM
To help all get into the spirit of the season.
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Post by: bob on January 02, 2016, 10:23AM
What is all that white dust ... ?
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Post by: catahwho on January 02, 2016, 11:29AM
Snow on Route 30A in Johnstown NY :mierdafrio.
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Post by: xdguy on January 02, 2016, 01:28PM
Personally could have done without seeing. :bigL yup that's where we are. Went to Frank's guns here, nice place,friendly.
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Post by: catahwho on January 02, 2016, 01:51PM
I recognized that as route 30A immediately. We used to take that route to my house which is 25 miles from 30A & 29 now we use Route 30 to 29A.
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Post by: bob on January 02, 2016, 02:02PM
House party?
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Post by: catahwho on January 02, 2016, 02:23PM
Anytime. You have an open invitation. Tomorrow and Monday look like good days.

[attach=1]

Or we can wait and go in late January when its -20 Deg.  :D But first I will have to warn all the squirrels.
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Post by: xdguy on January 02, 2016, 03:40PM
 :bigL think a pass on the offer til May.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 02, 2016, 04:39PM
Personally could have done without seeing. :bigL yup that's where we are. Went to Frank's guns here, nice place,friendly.
Yep, we've been to Frank's guns. Real nice friendly store. And they are very accommodating.
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Post by: xdguy on January 02, 2016, 09:24PM
He had a Chiappa m1 carbine in 9mm uses Beretta mags, very interesting.
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Post by: bob on January 03, 2016, 12:05AM
^ that is really interestings  ... They are NYS compliant and good to go for the pistol caliber carbine match ... Hmm ,,,, hmmm...
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2016, 12:24AM
Someone at the club has one, made by Citadel I believe.  I can't remember who it was, but they were grumbling at the match about it not working so well. They would be great if they did though.
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Post by: bob on January 03, 2016, 05:11PM
This could save you some money.   I would take tie up shoe strings and save me a trip to the store

http://youtu.be/XWVNWn9BpQ4 (http://youtu.be/XWVNWn9BpQ4)
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 03, 2016, 09:18PM
I haven't seen cars with that kind of door locks forever. There's a reason they don't use those kind anymore, and this video clearly shows why.
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2016, 09:54PM
Oh my. I've been playing with my meat all day and boy is it tender.
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Post by: bob on January 03, 2016, 11:04PM
 :undecided One of them days
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2016, 11:06PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/44_photo.JPG)
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Post by: DM on January 03, 2016, 11:22PM
Looking good
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2016, 11:43PM
I always start way too late. Ended up being ready around a quarter to 11.
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Post by: DM on January 04, 2016, 09:10AM
I always underestimate the time it takes to get the cooker up to a stable temp which usually adds about an hour to the time I think it would be ready.
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Post by: cas on January 04, 2016, 02:40PM
What I like to do is light the grill, then cook something. Let it cool off to the temp I need, then put the meat in. Of course when you wait till 11-11:30 in the morning to do that.....  lol

I never had any luck stabilizing the time low, unless I get it burning real hot first. Seems like a waste to do that so I always cook breakfast or lunch at the same time.

I was only about two hours into it and the meat temp was 30º away from what I wanted. I thought "what the heck, that was way too fast". As it turned out it took another 9-10 hours to come up that last 30 degrees. I had the grill at 225-250 for a long time, usually it won't stay stable that low, and have to keep it between 275-325. But it was holding so I didn't mess with it.

But it started to drop. At one point I was down to 180 so I opened it wide open to keep it from going out. Did the last hour or two at 300+ , I was running out of time. lol

And then when I brought it in the house, I notice there on the counter the little metal box with the apple wood chips in it that I forgot to put in the grill. lmao
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Post by: DM on January 04, 2016, 02:47PM
Sounds like my exact experience each time. It's defiantly a learning experience. I've mastered chicken wings, but still struggling with ribs. Besides keeping temps steady I never seem to be able to get the same cut of rib. One weeks it's baby back, next week St. Louis, then loin back, then meaty loin back... It's all coming out good but very inconsistent so far.
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Post by: cas on January 04, 2016, 03:02PM
I mostly do "boston butt" / pork shoulder. )slow cooking wise) Like you'd make pulled pork out of, but I don't, I just cut it and eat it.

I couldn't find one on saturday, but got that fresh boneless ham. Cooked it the same way, tastes the same with a slightly different texture.

I did a whole chicken a time or two, but no matter how I cook chicken I feel like I'm wasting time and money. Go to BJ's and walk past the fully cooked rotisserie chicken that are $5-6 to pay $7-10 for one I'm going to cook for six hours.
:D 
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Post by: DM on January 06, 2016, 08:33PM
Heads up:

2016 Area 7 Championship http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?/topic/226740-2016-Area-7-Championship
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Post by: cas on January 06, 2016, 08:53PM
Last year I was thinking I'd try to work it this year. But at the moment I just don't know if I'd even bother going. These registrations come at the worst time of year, both motivation wise and financially.
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Post by: SalR on January 07, 2016, 11:36PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bQtL2AZt7w#)
This guy is pretty cool.
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Post by: Sarge on January 08, 2016, 07:40AM
Heads up:

2016 Area 7 Championship http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?/topic/226740-2016-Area-7-Championship (http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?/topic/226740-2016-Area-7-Championship)


Another area match on my vacation. Awesome. This will be an Epic year.
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Post by: cas on January 11, 2016, 07:18PM
El Chapo raid... them boys wasn't playin'

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLn_nwtqyig#)
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 11, 2016, 08:19PM
El Chapo, a distant cousin to El Guapo?  :somb2

Love the tactical red sweatshirt the one guy was wearing. He really stood out from the rest. Guess they ran short of money to supply him with the whole tactical outfit.
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Post by: cas on January 11, 2016, 09:42PM
http://www.rrrrthats5rs.com/games/dont-shoot-the-puppy/ (http://www.rrrrthats5rs.com/games/dont-shoot-the-puppy/)
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Post by: xdguy on January 14, 2016, 12:54PM
Never mind not shooting the puppy, like to shoot the person who put tyhat online. :bigL
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Post by: xdguy on January 14, 2016, 12:59PM
So ordered a new EZ pass for our cars, of course comes with tape for 1 car. So went onto the EZpass sight and ordered another set of tape. 5 days later got the envelope in the mail, opened it and of course had a nicely folded security bag in it. :diosmio3  tried agin today, anyone need a security bag?
 had a plastic holder for it bought at a parts store but it seems they don't always hold them ine right way and don't always let them get scannned told by them that when got a notice of unpaid toll.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 14, 2016, 02:39PM
Hmm, maybe those who can't get onto the new LIPSA site, can use those security bags over their wireless routers. Never know.   :laughlol
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Post by: cas on January 14, 2016, 08:25PM
Colorblind question...    what color is this?

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/99941_photo.JPG)


Saw it and thought "Pirate theme LIC stage."  But the price is a little high.
And that color. yeck
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Post by: DM on January 14, 2016, 08:36PM
The horizontal panels on the front and panels on the top are green. I don't know how to describe that other color. It's kinda darker grey with some brown and purple mixed in. At least that's how it looks on my phone.
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Post by: cas on January 14, 2016, 08:50PM
buttpirates
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 14, 2016, 10:25PM
Green panels with mauve corners and straps. Reminded me of a Leprechaun's chest.

Mauve (i/ˈmoʊv/, mohv;[3]) is a pale purple color[4][5] named after the mallow flower (French: mauve).
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Post by: cas on January 18, 2016, 02:27AM
http://youtu.be/2a1QISYNGHs (http://youtu.be/2a1QISYNGHs)
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Post by: DM on January 18, 2016, 08:17AM
He has skills
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Post by: Keepkool on January 18, 2016, 02:25PM
I see gray and brown , but I'm also colored blind . Aaarrr  ya filthy scaly wag
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Post by: DM on January 18, 2016, 03:23PM
Looks like Kimber is making revolvers now.
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Post by: cas on January 18, 2016, 04:23PM
Ruger LCR at the back, Rhino in the middle, Taurus up front.
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Post by: xdguy on January 18, 2016, 08:31PM
 :thumbsdown
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Post by: SalR on January 19, 2016, 02:41AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZC7I0GVAAA0Gs1.jpg)

To whoever is at shot show, don't miss this chance. You can't pass up that reward!
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Post by: cas on January 19, 2016, 11:48AM
That's gun hipster. They fell into their own trap and gave it away by using the term "kit".  If you're British or from some other part of the commonwealth, kit is acceptable and in common use. (Like we use the word gear). Otherwise you're using the latest (but already played out) annoying douchebag tacti-speak term.
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Post by: bob on January 19, 2016, 06:48PM
hmmm , hmmmm

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgLjpdLgAU#)
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Post by: DM on January 19, 2016, 08:17PM
I wonder if that gun will develop any long term cracks. There is not a lot of meat around the cylinders or by the back of the top strap.
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Post by: cas on January 19, 2016, 08:35PM
"Inline sight".  LMAO   WTF is that?  As opposed to the front sight on the right side of the barrel and the rear sight on the left?
:D



$899?   :bigL
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Post by: bob on January 19, 2016, 08:46PM
Yes the price is a bit laughable for what it is. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 19, 2016, 08:47PM
I agree about the long term cracks, for it is pretty thin if compared to any Ruger revolver. But it is designed for concealed carry, which means it's not really meant for shooting a lot at the range.

And btw, I can't believe they were shooting magnum loads in that video. No way! For a 2" gun with magnum loads, it hardly recoiled up.
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Post by: bob on January 20, 2016, 08:52AM
Yep, a bit suspicious.

There are some soft self defense recoiling so called magnum loads out there.  A full power house 357 magnum load, would probably be more flashy and harder to handle in such a small package, specially when they claim it is light.  I shot sbninja Ruger equivalent revolver and that thing is built like a tank.  Even in that there is considerable amount of recoil to tame, when shooting real 357 magnum loads.

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Post by: Postal Bob on January 20, 2016, 09:59AM
I tried to look for a headstamp on the empty brass on the table, but couldn't see any. I'm guessing 38 wad cutter loads. Even when I've seen some shoot the Freeport IDPA style matches with their 3" 38 special revolvers, they recoiled as much as that gun in the video. And like you said, there should've been tremendous muzzle flash from a 2" gun.
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Post by: cas on January 24, 2016, 09:23AM
SquirrelPro

http://youtu.be/f5pWODpIZ4s (http://youtu.be/f5pWODpIZ4s)
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Post by: xdguy on January 24, 2016, 12:40PM
 :bigL
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 24, 2016, 02:40PM
Ok, how'd they get the camera on the squirrel?
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Post by: cas on January 25, 2016, 01:13AM
He picked it up.  They must have put something on it to attract it, I can't see a squirrel doing this for no reason.

http://youtu.be/99iRcdiOa-I (http://youtu.be/99iRcdiOa-I)

http://youtu.be/rIu5B3Fsstg (http://youtu.be/rIu5B3Fsstg)
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Post by: cas on January 25, 2016, 01:18AM
http://youtu.be/ojSaYrOttVs (http://youtu.be/ojSaYrOttVs)
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Post by: bob on January 25, 2016, 01:50AM
http://youtu.be/Iudb0amH0sY (http://youtu.be/Iudb0amH0sY)
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Post by: DM on January 26, 2016, 07:55PM
Looks like I'll finally get back to America tonight. I'm at JFK waiting for my flight.

Missed my flight last night out of LGA. It took 4.5 hrs to get from garden city to LGA, drop the rental car, and take the shuttle to the main terminal. Since I budgeted 3.5 hrs for that task my flight was long gone. I obviously know how bad NY area traffic is, but never really experienced anything quite like that. Looking forward to seeing cattle ranches again.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 26, 2016, 09:58PM
See, those damn LIRR trains not running yesterday, screwed up traffic for everyone. Quick, someone get Xdguy out of retirement, before the whole NY metro area collapses in chaos.   :D
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Post by: xdguy on January 27, 2016, 03:18PM
 :hide
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Post by: DM on January 31, 2016, 08:28PM
I finished my reloading bench, but that's all. I can't find the strong mount for my press. This blows!

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Post by: Postal Bob on January 31, 2016, 08:42PM
Nice. You can set up like 5 presses on that bench.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 01, 2016, 06:46AM
I finished my reloading bench, but that's all. I can't find the strong mount for my press. This blows!
I just see a nice piece of furniture, where's the reloading bench? (You know, bent nails, crooked 2x4's, bare plywood, wires hanging from ceiling,...)   8)
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Post by: xdguy on February 01, 2016, 10:47AM
 :bravisimo Nice having it all in one area, soon enough I hope.
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Post by: cas on February 01, 2016, 10:48AM
There's nothing in my whole house that looks that nice.
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Post by: bob on February 01, 2016, 03:09PM
I finished my reloading bench, but that's all. I can't find the strong mount for my press. This blows!
I just see a nice piece of furniture, where's the reloading bench? (You know, bent nails, crooked 2x4's, bare plywood, wires hanging from ceiling,...)   8)

[attach=1]

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Post by: bob on February 01, 2016, 03:11PM
:D
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 01, 2016, 03:21PM
Wow Bob... I hope the picture is upside down, or you need to have a serious talk with your plumber.   :bigL

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Post by: cas on February 01, 2016, 04:46PM
Handloading and the Posiden Adventure.
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Post by: DM on February 01, 2016, 07:09PM
I'd need anxiety meds to reload there. ;)

Mission accomplished:
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Post by: xdguy on February 07, 2016, 10:52PM
  :laughlol they spend a week building up the game, half time and the commercials. Well the game was great, Payton showed a whole lot of class not making it about him, no matter how hard the talking heads tried. Well the half time show you couldn't hear a thing which was good cause it sucked and only thing worse were all the commercials, not a one worth talking about.
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Post by: DM on February 08, 2016, 01:59AM
That was probably the worst half time show ever.
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Post by: radioman on February 08, 2016, 09:28AM
That was probably the worst half time show ever.
Absolutely agree. Did anyone else think the audio quality was very poor?
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 08, 2016, 10:16AM
Absolutely agree. Did anyone else think the audio quality was very poor?
Agreed.  Also, it was still daylight during the show which I think detracted from the show.

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Post by: cas on February 08, 2016, 11:09AM
Stuck in bed (sort of), that was the first Super Bowl I've watched more than the last five minutes of in many many years. First time I watched one start to finish in decades. Didn't watch half time.... ever.
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Post by: bob on February 08, 2016, 12:07PM
 Watching rich kids play ball never got my attention.  I have enjoyed the super bowl commercials in the past.  Usually watch those in youtube.
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Post by: xdguy on February 08, 2016, 12:08PM
 Think have only missed 1 or 2. Think the hype of commercials and half time way out of control. Manning showed a lot of class, unlike the talking morons who now question if Bud paid him to mention them.
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Post by: cas on February 10, 2016, 11:59AM
http://youtu.be/j556MWGVVqI (http://youtu.be/j556MWGVVqI)
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Post by: cas on February 10, 2016, 05:36PM
An hour of Foster Brooks. Better times.

http://youtu.be/NTRhKcjJHOU (http://youtu.be/NTRhKcjJHOU)
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Post by: bob on February 13, 2016, 05:22PM
So I was reading about this infinite baffle subwoofer set up for the Guapo theater.  The instructions were to buy a 4x8 mdf sheet to build the box.  Basically that type of subwoofer the back of the speaker is outside of the box, almost reversed.

Anyways so I got my mdf, and I started cutting.  I got 50% of the project done and then I stopped for the day.  I took a bath and when I tried to sit down I got this really sharp pain coming from my right knee.  Then I stood up and I could barely bend it.  So I stopped trying.  This morning the knee is fine but my right ear feels like it is full of fluid and sounds have a weird echo ....  No idea what one thing has to do with the other.  I was really fine while I was doing all the work.  I am hoping tomorrow the ear thing is gone. 

Man oh man... Shit just breaks without warning... Old age sucks!
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 13, 2016, 05:30PM
I hate it when something hurts... and you have no idea why!  Yup, getting old sucks... but the alternative is worse!

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Post by: Postal Bob on February 13, 2016, 05:50PM
You were probably bending at the knee, and leaning on it while waiting. It's been happening to me for years now. Welcome to middle age.
Also, I'll assume you were cutting the mdf indoors, as there's no way YOU were outside today. Mdf contains formaldehyde, which is released in the wood when cutting it. Not good for breathing in, and can cause dizziness and other problems.  :dizzy:
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Post by: bob on February 13, 2016, 05:55PM
For most the cutting I had a mask on.  Then there was one cut I forgot to put it on and realized too late.  I probably breath some of it, but I was not coughing or felt anything wrong.  But I did not know it contained that chemical.  In youtube those guys working with speakers nevER mentioned that.  Thanks PB. 

I have been feeling dizzy, but I attributed that to the ear issue... Dam it :(

I hope whatever it is my body can shake it off.  I really need to finish this project this weekend.
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Post by: bob on February 13, 2016, 06:01PM
Btw, I have never seen this before my respirator/mask had water in it.  Not sweat or saliva, just water when I took it off.  My garage is not heated, I figure it was due to condensation, I wonder breathing all that humidity in got to me too somehow.
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Post by: cas on February 13, 2016, 06:08PM
 Did you have the mask on your ears?  Another reason for earmuffs.  :somb3


Some people have very bad reactions to formaldehyde, very allergic and being around MDF furniture, cabinates, etc slowly makes them deathly ill. (often people in mobile homes because of the smaller space and lots of MDF)
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Post by: bob on February 13, 2016, 06:12PM
That would be a reasonable conclusion.  Lol.  But no.  Ear muffs were definitely something I missed. 
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Post by: DM on February 13, 2016, 08:30PM
Mdf is nasty stuff for those who work a lot with it. I've been building cabinets out of it for my garage. All cutting is done outside and I try to stand up wind. The dust is super fine compared to other woods which probably contributes to the problems.
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Post by: DM on February 13, 2016, 08:32PM
Not sure if there are any Street Outlaw fans here. But some of the guys were at my local track today.
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Post by: DM on February 13, 2016, 08:33PM
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Post by: mando on February 15, 2016, 08:48AM
DM, getting that bug huh?
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Post by: xdguy on February 15, 2016, 09:39AM
 From watching it I know they have raced a team from the Dallas area. My daughter's should be on the big race show again this year,Pete from Baldwin who raced last year was invited back (he beat the pants off their guy in his mustang,but they claimed he jumped the light) again and Joe does the tuning for him.
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Post by: bob on February 16, 2016, 08:56PM
finished the frame for the opening,.  Now looking at my pistols... Hmm, something must be in need of a trigger job... Wait ... Bullet casting.  I could use some 45 acp bullet heads.... My next adventure 😎
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 16, 2016, 09:03PM
Now looking at my pistols... Hmm, something must be in need of a trigger job...
To Bat-Cave.... oops, I mean Guapo-Cave.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 16, 2016, 09:56PM
Quote
Wait ... Bullet casting.  I could use some 45 acp bullet heads.... My next adventure
I thought you gave up on casting bullets because of the toxic fumes? I guess you're in need of a little mind altering experience.  :dizzy:
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 19, 2016, 03:54PM
Saw this link posted on BE. http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/302999-Frog-Lube-is-Coconut-Oil-You-heard-it-here-first?p=4899527#post4899527 (http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/302999-Frog-Lube-is-Coconut-Oil-You-heard-it-here-first?p=4899527#post4899527) The claim is Frog lube is just scented coconut oil. No wonder a certain someone loves the stuff, as it probably can be substituted for sex lube.  :in-love:
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Post by: xdguy on February 19, 2016, 07:10PM
LMAO
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Post by: bob on February 20, 2016, 10:03AM
That is most interesting ... :cui .  But it is really cool if trapped between enemy lines you can leak your gun and survive without food a little longer.  Genious!

In all the years, and I am now at that point where I can talk like I have some experience, the best lube I have found is engine oil.  I am now using it to protect the finish of my blue finished hand guns and on the rails and metal to metal points of contact  of my limited 10 and single stack pistols.  I used it there sparingly.  It is oblivious to temperature.  It can be cold or warm it works.  I do have other lubes I sometimes use only because I have them.   But Engine oil is my best one and I have plenty to last a life time with just one gallon.
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Post by: DM on February 20, 2016, 10:16AM
Same here. Plain engine oil on everything but 22's. Those get the thin CLP oil.
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Post by: OldGarandDad on February 20, 2016, 10:25AM
Just a word of caution. Certain firearms require grease not lube. Of course, I am referring to the M1 Garand, BM59 and it's ilk.

That said, Grease it better for metal protection during storage too.

As a rule, use grease in high load areas (Garand bolt lugs, rails, bolt heads, etc.) along with using grease on firearms that have similar unhardened metals (certain grades of stainless steel comes to mind such as 440A Stainless) or if you are going to use your firearm in the rain, then use grease.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 20, 2016, 11:05AM
Same here. Plain engine oil on everything but 22's. Those get the thin CLP oil.
I still use the Mobil 1, 5W-30, on all my .22 pistols and rifles. Never have a problem even in the colder weather.
And don't forget to lightly coat the bore of your guns with it after each cleaning. It seems to help reduce fouling from both jacketed and lead bullets.
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Post by: cas on February 20, 2016, 12:11PM
I have many kinds of guns with many kinds of actions, metals and finishes, so I use many kinds of oils/grease. One size rarely fits all. For "regular guns" I don't think it matters much what you use.
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Post by: catahwho on February 20, 2016, 01:38PM
.70 Per Once [attach=1]

VS $5.00 Per Once [attach=2]

 :bigL
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Post by: radioman on February 20, 2016, 03:07PM
In a pinch, tanning oil?  LMFAO
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Post by: OldGarandDad on February 20, 2016, 04:01PM
A relative of mine who worked at Brookhaven Labs says you can always go with Krytrox. Krytox is a colorless synthetic lubricant that can withstand extreme pressures and high mechanical stress. By the way, did I mention it is radioactive resistant too? I guess that's why they use it at BNL.

Just be careful, when it comes in contact with very hot surfaces (above 500°F) it can generate fumes which can cause coughing or respiratory irritation. If you're running your gun at +500°F I think you'll have other things to worry about.  :shitgotserious
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Post by: xdguy on February 20, 2016, 04:54PM
If it also glows in the dark then even more uses with firearms. :bigL
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Post by: DM on February 20, 2016, 09:44PM
.
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Post by: cas on February 21, 2016, 11:33PM
http://youtu.be/5R4KJAGqd1Q (http://youtu.be/5R4KJAGqd1Q)
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Post by: cas on February 26, 2016, 12:17AM
Feb. 23, 1945 US Marines raise the flag over Iwo Jima.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/WW2_Iwo_Jima_flag_raising.jpg)



Feb. 24, 1839  William S. Otis received a patent for the steam shovel.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/scan0001_10227268.jpg)



Feb. 25, 1836 Samuel Colt receives US Patent No.138 for his revolving cylinder pistol.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/MTE4MDAzNDEwNDg1OTM3Njc4.jpg)




Feb. 26, 1932 Johnny Cash is born.
Happy Birthday J.R.!

http://youtu.be/rWHniL8MyMM (http://youtu.be/rWHniL8MyMM)
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 26, 2016, 03:48PM
I wonder if this phone harness would be usable for filming matches :thinking ... They have both chest and head strap versions.

http://action-mount.com/ (http://action-mount.com/)

Amazon has them for low $20's..
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Post by: cas on February 28, 2016, 09:07PM
Hmm..  today marks my 24th anniversary for me at work. I look at that and think.. "How the #@&% did that happen?"  (I thought it was going to be temporary, like so many others)

It was a sobering moment last year when it dawned on me that I've worked there longer than I haven't.
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Post by: bob on February 28, 2016, 09:20PM
I am up to my 18th in June. 
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Post by: DM on February 28, 2016, 09:26PM
Must be nearing pension time.
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Post by: xdguy on February 28, 2016, 09:49PM
Know the feeling, still can't believe retired after 26 years on the railroad
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Post by: xdguy on February 28, 2016, 09:50PM
Is it my imagination or is there now MORE commercials then program? WTF!
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Post by: cas on February 28, 2016, 10:05PM
Know the feeling, still can't believe retired after 26 years on the railroad

6 1/2 of those were part time, so they only count for 3 1/4. So I've got 10 more to go, minimum to have the years/age. Ugh.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 28, 2016, 10:50PM
March will be my 28th year at the Post Office, and I still haven't gone Postal.........yet.  :pb
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Post by: bob on February 29, 2016, 09:28AM
^ Thank you USPSA competition. :D ....  :pb.   :hide
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 29, 2016, 10:14AM
You're right. Knowing I have a match to shoot, and release tension, keeps me sane.  :D
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Post by: bob on February 29, 2016, 01:39PM
The Oscars... That was tough to watch.  Brutal at times

The vernacular used I think set us back decades.  Horrible.  All the race infused jokes and such was just too much.  Ok a few here and there given the criticism of recent would had been fine.  But I found it too distracting. 

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Post by: Postal Bob on February 29, 2016, 03:24PM
Oscars are a waste of time. Most movies that ever won, I wouldn't go see. And any movie of entertainment value, doesn't win anyway.
Better is the People Choice Awards. Those winners are what people want.
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Post by: cas on February 29, 2016, 05:37PM
A bunch of millionaires switching back and forth between patting themselves on the back and saying "Boo hoo, woe is me, I'm oppressed, the world is unjust."

Leo Decaprio says climate change is real because the had to go to the polar ice caps just to find snow. I guess they've never been to Buffalo.
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Post by: cas on February 29, 2016, 05:48PM
http://youtu.be/eE6ica0t95Q (http://youtu.be/eE6ica0t95Q)
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Post by: catahwho on February 29, 2016, 08:30PM
Oscars = Absolute waste of time. Would not watch for one minute.
If they want to lecture anyone on race relations start with the currant president who has set us back as nation 30 to 40 years.
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Post by: DM on February 29, 2016, 08:55PM
He certainly has done so.
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Post by: bob on March 01, 2016, 02:53PM
So I have stopped drinking juice and any flavored drinks.  I am still hitting the coffee, and I am still eating some carbs, like white rice.  I tell you being doing this for 4 days.  Mentally I feel really good.  I feel more like myself.  I dare to say, feel younger.

This is all thanks to my wife and kids who have declared a war against sugar.  I just going along for the ride.  So far I like it.  Maybe I am just having a good week and this is just all in mind.  But even if that is the case I still like it
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 01, 2016, 03:17PM
Saw someone on TV last week, that claims all the increased sugar in the foods we eat, is what's causing the increase in the cancer rate. And the best thing a person diagnosed with any type of cancer can do, is to stop eating all foods with sugar, and any starchy foods that will convert to sugar when we digest them. Dont know how entirely true it may be, but all the sugar in our foods these days is not good. We already have the highest child obesity rate in the world. So cutting out sugar is not a bad thing.
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Post by: bob on March 02, 2016, 12:50AM
Looking forward to march madness....

Zorro is ready
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Post by: cas on March 02, 2016, 08:45PM
 :rtThumb


(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/large/IMG_2462.jpg)
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Post by: DM on March 02, 2016, 09:13PM
Nice
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Post by: bob on March 02, 2016, 10:15PM
Madam president.  Might just as well get used to it.  Trump is doing a heck of a job in taking serious voters away from the real candidates.  I like trump for the most part but he is not going to win.  His ego and his mouth will conspire against him between the nomination and voting day.  Trump is the best thing that ever happened to the Hillary campaign.  IMHO
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Post by: mando on March 03, 2016, 07:04AM
So, I've been making a conscious effort the last few weeks to curb some weight. Unfortunately, no exercise as I just don't have the time. Just eating healthier and smaller portions.
So, yesterday, I pick up an aunt at the airport who I haven't seen in about a year and she says to me "Oh, you've put on a little belly.."  :shocked :rolleyes
I still love her, just a little less.  8)
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 07, 2016, 03:09PM
So, I watched the Republican debate again last night. It was torturous at best. Nothing but them attacking each other, well mostly attacking Trump. And Trump, not only attacking them, but interupting them constantly.
Trump to me is beginning to lose his appeal. Yes, he brought to light many issues others were afraid to challenge. He definitely got everyone's attention. But now when he's being asked to explain how he'll do things, all he does is refer back to how he's leading in this poll or that poll. When the debate focused on the 2A, Trump couldnt give a straight answer as to why he once supported an assault weapons ban. All talk, no substance.
And not that the others are too much better. Cruz, while he does explain how and what he'll do, he constantly tells you to go to his Web site, Tedcruz.org. I feel Ike I'm listening to an infomercial.
Rubio is starting to come on stronger. At first, I was leery of his inexperience, particularly because Obama was a young, inexperienced politician. But Rubio is beginning to sound more and more Presidential.
The main decision for me will be who do I think can beat Hillary. I no longer think it's Trump. Hillary will tear him apart. Now it's hoping Cruz or Rubio can secure enough delegates from this point on.

Btw, with the FBI giving immunity to one of Hillary's office worker, there is the possibility that charges will now be brought against her. Though actual prosecution lies with the Attorney General. But even if the AG decides not to prosecute, if the FBI presents enough evidence against Hillary, then she'll be damaged goods, and Sanders could take the Democratic nomination.
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Post by: bob on March 07, 2016, 11:54PM
What we are witnessing is the beginning of the Crowing of our Queen Hillary.  Prepare yourselves for the butchery of our 2a.  It is going to be  a witch hunt.   The Gestapo cometh ...  C:-)
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Post by: radioman on March 08, 2016, 09:37AM
IMHO, I actually think Trump or the republican party  can win.
If pole numbers can be trusted, and hstory teaches us anything, there is one rather significant development.
Voter turn out.
ON the republican side voter turn out is at record highs, and no pun intended, "trumps"
democrat turnout by huge numbers.
Statistically this is significant.
The republican establishment needs to embrace what the people want and not what they want. Trump for one, scares the establishment. Whether they like itor not his message resonates with a large number of Americans. Time will tell.

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Post by: cas on March 08, 2016, 09:51AM
Only if the Republican establishment doesn't torpedo the whole thing (which they are trying their damnedest to do) and gets voters to stay home. I think most of the usual players in the Republican party would rather have Hilary win than to have Trump win and upset the apple cart.
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Post by: radioman on March 08, 2016, 09:57AM
Unfortunately CAS you may be right!

 :cascrying
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 08, 2016, 10:19AM
It was the constant "business as usual", and maintaining the status que of the Republican party, that opened the door for Trump to come into play. For how many years now, have we been disappointed by a Republican we voted in, and then they go against what the party stands for? The term RINO didn't just come about out of nowhere. And yet, there is no such equivalent on the Democratic side, why? Simply because when you vote in a Democrat, you know exactly what you're getting, and what they'll do. On the other hand, you vote in a Republican, and it's a crap shoot, of whether they stick to their principles or not.
And so, that is the fustration people feel, and what Trump so carefully exploited.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on March 08, 2016, 10:50AM
IMHO, I actually think Trump or the republican party  can win.

I agree.  I know several Democrats that will vote Trump.  They don't want Hillary.  He brings the possibility to win some blue/purple states.  This can be seen in the states that have open primaries... they largely go to Trump. 

If the GOP is stupid enough to try to steal it from Trump or Cruz at the convention, it would be suicide for them. 

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Post by: bob on March 08, 2016, 10:56AM
we are talking about Donald Trump. Correct?  The next president of these United States. 

I don't know. WWIII comes to mind. Nuclear war and the end of humanity as we know it comes to mind when I entertained this possibility.  Trump is voicing our discontent.  I get that.  But he scares the crap out of me.  I would actually vote for Hillary if he is the nominee ... Just for the safety of humanity alone.  Have you seen trump lose it, the stuff that comes out of his mouth.  Yeah that is going to go well with his dealings with Russia and the Middle East.  He can barely handle a reporter before he resorts to insults and ridicule ....  This is the guy in the apprentice and all the tabloids.  We are in so much trouble, a crisis of leadership never seen before IMO

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 08, 2016, 10:58AM
It seems the Republican party thrives on political suicide. Remember the McCain/Palin duo?
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Post by: DM on March 08, 2016, 11:19AM
I gave up predicting elections after Obama won both times. I didn't consider him electable over anyone. Yet people voted him in twice. So I'm no help here.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on March 08, 2016, 11:47AM
I don't know. WWIII comes to mind. Nuclear war and the end of humanity as we know it comes to mind ....
Compared to what is happening under Obama: China building an island in the pacific and arming it; Europe invaded by "refugees"... (Britain is voting on whether to leave EU in June);  North Korea building and testing nukes;   Russia doing... well, pretty much whatever the heck they please... and that doesn't even included Obama's domestic policies.  :panicAy!

Despite all the main stream media (and GOP) scare tactics against Trump (and Cruz), I'll take my chances with either. 

But just in case, can we set a Guapo Bunker?

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Post by: radioman on March 08, 2016, 12:03PM
I do not believe the media hype that Trump is a war monger.
I do believe he is an excellent businessman and leader.
He will surround himself with a team that will help him make proper decisions.
I am not a trump promoter but by now I think any republican candidate can see the direction that we the people want our country to go in and any of them will do their best to take us that way.
I have  faith that Hilary or Bernie will allow the US to fail, in many ways not the least of which would be to slowly abandon our constitution,  way more than I believe that Trump or anyone else would lead us to war.
JMHO
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 08, 2016, 12:39PM
Yes, any Republican in office would be better than any of the Democrats. But, they are beginning to equate the sudden rise of Trump, to the sudden rise of Hitler  :shocked

(http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/trump_hitler_985132845.jpg)
(https://oksanacobb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/trump-hitler.jpg) (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/07/d0/2d/07d02d86e5bfdc993e752e73806750e9.jpg)
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Post by: xdguy on March 08, 2016, 04:37PM
 Amazing the same people who say transexuals have to be able to use whatever bathroom they want, go this route. Bunch of phonies

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Post by: bob on March 09, 2016, 02:01PM
Our only hope is if Mitt Romney enters the race and chooses the good brain surgeon as his running mate.  A Mormon and an African American speaks volume for diversity and tolerance in this country.  I think that maverick move will give Hillary a run for her campaign money.

Donald trump is the best thing that ever happened to Hillary ... If you are in the middle and undecided, Hillary will get that vote IMO, if the egomaniac is the chosen candidate. 

Don't get me wrong.  I like Donald Trump.  I genuinely like him.  He speaks my language believe or not.  But president, I think not.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 09, 2016, 02:40PM
Well, amazingly he took Mississippi and Michigan yesterday. I would've thought for sure he'd lose Mississippi after the criticism he took about being endorsed by the former KKK leader, and not immediately rejecting it. I guess he really must be the "Teflon Don".
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Post by: DM on March 09, 2016, 02:59PM
How he winning southern states over Cruz is mind blowing.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 09, 2016, 03:40PM
Next week is the next big set of primaries, including Rubios home state of Florida. It's expected that Rubio will do well there. But if Trump takes it, then I believe he will be able to beat Hillary.
Of course, still hoping the FBI finds enough against Hillary to damage her. I know the AG will never prosecute, but it'll give Trump an endless supply of stuff to throw at her for the next few months.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 09, 2016, 04:59PM
Here's a horrible thought. God forbid Hillary wins the Presidency. That would be like electing Bill back in the Whitehouse. Being a past President, he already has the security clearance, so there's not much Hillary has to keep from him. He knows all the players, the routines, and what goes on behind closed doors. He will be her personal advisor, influencing her.
And what would we call him? He's not a First Lady. First Man? First Gigolo?  :in-love:
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Post by: cas on March 09, 2016, 05:49PM
Only hope? So Romney can lose yet again? 

After his BS last week he needs to go away and never show his face in public again.
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Post by: catahwho on March 09, 2016, 06:03PM
How he winning southern states over Cruz is mind blowing.
The back vote.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 09, 2016, 09:57PM
How he winning southern states over Cruz is mind blowing.
The back vote.
But that I don't understand. With the endorsement of the KKK leader, you would've expected just the opposite. But then again, we can't seem to understand how Obama got voted in twice.  :thinking
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Post by: cas on March 10, 2016, 12:07AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/bern.jpg)
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Post by: catahwho on March 10, 2016, 08:30AM
How he winning southern states over Cruz is mind blowing.
The back vote.
But that I don't understand. With the endorsement of the KKK leader, you would've expected just the opposite. But then again, we can't seem to understand how Obama got voted in twice.  :thinking

Correction. I meant Hillary is taking all the black vote.
Some of these southern primary's are open and allow democrats and independents to vote republican. These votes are mostly going to trump, the Regan democrats, working poor, people forced on an Obama care policy and cant afford to pay the delectable in order to use it, the silent majority, religious and extreme right. As far as the KKK goes how many clansman do you really think are active in this country today, really? They have been replace and nurtured by other radical racist groups under the currant administration.
As Hillary swung to the left following Sanders, Trump has moderated on some issues to pull in common sense "blue dog" democrats. I do think cruise is a problem. He is too rigid in his ideology and could never get elected in a general election. If he did get elected nothing would get done. His core of Evangelicals ans defected to Trump and not one of his colleges in the senate has endorsed him. He would make a great supreme court justice, if Trump is elected and there are 60 republicans in the senate. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 10, 2016, 11:11AM
If Trump does win the nominee, I believe he has a chance of winning the election, especially if he can take NY. That's something that a Republican hasn't done since......... I don't remember when a Republican last took NY in a Presidential election. But he has to get the endorsements of the unions, which always go Democratic. He should be able to secure many of the construction unions, as he's provided them plenty of work over the years. We shall see if he gets smarter and more toned down in his ways.
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Post by: OldGarandDad on March 10, 2016, 02:28PM
... I don't remember when a Republican last took NY in a Presidential election. ...

That would be Reagan in 1980 and 1984. Before that it was Richard Nixon in 1972 and before that it was Ike in 1952 and 1956.
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Post by: catahwho on March 10, 2016, 03:09PM
Ohio's 'dirty little secret': blue-collar Democrats for Trump

If Donald Trump wins the Republican Party nomination, his path to the White House will run through this working-class city with a knack for picking presidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-ohio-insight-idUSMTZSAPEC3ATLGUM9 (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-ohio-insight-idUSMTZSAPEC3ATLGUM9)
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Post by: bob on March 10, 2016, 08:03PM
Today during my lunch hour I decided to do some banking.  I took the Guapo Road Force One (black Tahoe) and drove in to the parking lot of my bank.  When I was done with my business I had a financial advisor approached me.  Saying things like I want to help you, not sure I needed more help at that point, mentioning retirement and made some really bad assumptions.  I was wearing my shooting pants, beat up boots and the LIPSA cap.  She said , - specially if you are self employed and need to plan for retirement.  I guess I look the age at this point.  Anyways I felt like telling her that I was a working for someone else, scrubbing at the very bottom of the barrel, and my idea of retirement was a merciful massive heart attack quick enough to put an end to my misery.  But not wanting to disappoint, and she was easy on the eye, I decided to pretend to be a mature hot shot and took her card.  Lol...
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Post by: cas on March 12, 2016, 03:18PM
http://youtu.be/_xLR5mjkfs4 (http://youtu.be/_xLR5mjkfs4)

http://youtu.be/nb7RVM63uP4 (http://youtu.be/nb7RVM63uP4)
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Post by: xdguy on March 12, 2016, 03:33PM
After 12 years, lots of good memories, plenty of money sold the Firebird. Sad to see it go. But it had to.
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Post by: DM on March 12, 2016, 04:55PM
Nooooo. Well congrats I guess. But it was a nice car.
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Post by: bob on March 12, 2016, 08:02PM
Lmao ... The Morgan freeman gps rocks.
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Post by: bob on March 12, 2016, 08:10PM
So this Friday on my way to drop my son at school i decided to do my first son and Dad Check out the girls thing.  He is 11 so why not.  And we got to the parking lot I saw some young girls going in and I said... - ooh those girls are pretty!  My son looks at me with the most serious look and says - Papi! Those are 8th graders! - .  I am not sure if he was saying that they were too young for me or way too old for him.  I felt like a total ass and I decided not to delve anymore into this awkward situation.  So I bid good bye and drove back home silently.  We have not spoken about this again.  I will wait another 5 years and give it another go ... Or maybe not :/
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Post by: DM on March 12, 2016, 08:16PM
Lol
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 12, 2016, 11:06PM
Wait till he tells his mom, dad was eyeing the girls at his school!

(http://www.narcissismhelp.com/Why_Are_We_Fighting_files/woman_and_rolling_pin.jpg)
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Post by: cas on March 16, 2016, 09:27PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/IMG_2714.JPG)

Anyone need 120 chalk easter eggs?  :D

I saw them in the dollar store and thought they'd make a great shotgun target. Hand thrown by the shooter, turned into an impressive cloud of dust.

Of course I tested the theory today and it doesn't work. Unless you hit it dead solid, up close, it just doesn't happen. They're just too solid and will just soak up pellets on a fringe hit. Oh well.  I wanted to just buy one pack to test, but I was afraid by the time I got to test them I wouldn't be able to get them anymore. So I bought 126 of them lmao. No big deal, a $21 investment.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 16, 2016, 09:43PM
Hey, the next Grumman chalk shoot, Easter egg style!

Cas, try shooting them with a 22, they'll explode into a spectacular cloud of dust. The pool cue chalks we used at Grumman were half those size, and made an impressive cloud.

If not, I'll take some to give to my grandson as part of his Easter basket. My wife lets him write with those giant chalk sticks all over our wooden deck, tables, and the sides of our pool.  :diosmio3 You should see what they look like right now. I gave up fighting it, so I might as well join it.  :beatingyourself
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Post by: cas on March 16, 2016, 10:07PM
I was waiting for one of you to say that. lol I don't think they will. They're not like billiards chalk, they're about five times as large and a different density. I wish I'd taken some pictures of them after some of the hits. Only 1/4 blow away, with a dozen or so pellet holes in the rest of it. These suckers are serious. .223 might work but even then I think they're just fracture.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 16, 2016, 10:35PM
I'll still take some for my Grandson.

P.S. Can you dress up like the Easter bunny holding an armful of them?  :D

(http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/bunny2.jpg)
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Post by: cas on March 16, 2016, 11:02PM
I thought they might still make a cool point blank target, no real skill but good for giggles. But I don't know how to make that work. Golf tee on a post? Shoot it off a metal plate laying on it's side?  (what's the point)
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Post by: cas on March 16, 2016, 11:08PM
http://youtu.be/f99J7HwkYMI (http://youtu.be/f99J7HwkYMI)
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Post by: bob on March 19, 2016, 12:07AM
I am at a wedding.  I am dying here.  I have not felt this awkward and socially inept in years.  I had no choice but to do my wife's bidding.  Even when both of us are sick.  Help
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Post by: bob on March 19, 2016, 12:08AM
I just cannot socialize ... Much better than funerAls. Which I have been attending more often than I care for..
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Post by: DM on March 19, 2016, 01:26AM
The music is usually so loud it's hard to actually socialize.
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Post by: bob on March 19, 2016, 01:41AM
Oh. I made it home.  Thank you Jesus!
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Post by: bob on March 19, 2016, 02:25AM
Now I can't sleep.  Swell.
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Post by: OldGarandDad on March 19, 2016, 09:36AM
Anyone know what is going on with the planned Bass Pro Shop that was supposed to open in Uniondale, NY? They announced the store back in 2014 but I never heard anything more and Bass has not updated its web site.
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 19, 2016, 09:42AM
Now I can't sleep.  Swell.
Take some Benadryl. It's what I have used when I couldn't sleep during all my past injuries. I found out through the pharmacist, that all those non-habit forming sleep aids that you see advertised lately on tv, are the same ingredients as Benadryl. They just relabel it, and charge you twice the price. 1 or 2 will put you to sleep in 10 minutes. And since you're sick anyway, you get the additional benefit of helping with your cold/flu.
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Post by: xdguy on March 19, 2016, 10:02AM
Anyone know what is going on with the planned Bass Pro Shop that was supposed to open in Uniondale, NY? They announced the store back in 2014 but I never heard anything more and Bass has not updated its web site.


  Part of the development of the coliseum area, after all the BS that went on guess will start before sometime before the apocalypse.
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Post by: bob on March 19, 2016, 04:26PM
So todAy la Jefa afflicted by this darn cold asked of me to take her to an emergency service clinic.  Every cell in my body said don't move!   But heck love is love and El Guapo does not shy away from a lady in need.  Anyways, we got to the place and since I was there why not ... I ask to see the doctor too.  Turns out I am in much worse shape than my beloved.  I had a fever and fluid in my lungs.  I got some prednisone and clarithromycin.  All I know is that I got dizzy and my ears are ringing from the first dose.   Seems like that is not a good sign.   Two items checked in the bad reaction list :sick2
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 19, 2016, 04:35PM
Next time, stick to more traditional medicine. You'll feel much better, and no bad reactions.

(http://www.lcbo.com/content/dam/lcbo/products/451195.jpg/jcr:content/renditions/cq5dam.web.1280.1280.jpeg)
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Post by: catahwho on March 19, 2016, 07:41PM
So todAy la Jefa afflicted by this darn cold asked of me to take her to an emergency service clinic.  Every cell in my body said don't move!   But heck love is love and El Guapo does not shy away from a lady in need.  Anyways, we got to the place and since I was there why not ... I ask to see the doctor too.  Turns out I am in much worse shape than my beloved.  I had a fever and fluid in my lungs.  I got some prednisone and clarithromycin.  All I know is that I got dizzy and my ears are ringing from the first dose.   Seems like that is not a good sign.   Two items checked in the bad reaction list :sick2

Does this mean we are not going to see you tomorrow?  :cascrying
You maight shoot better on steriods.
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Post by: bob on March 20, 2016, 12:02PM
 :companero Guapo out (just waking up now)
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Post by: radioman on March 20, 2016, 08:34PM
Hope you feel better soon Bob!
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Post by: cas on March 21, 2016, 12:23AM
 8)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hA8XGC-XNk#)
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Post by: DM on March 21, 2016, 01:46PM
http://youtu.be/YaZ_jl-WP8M
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Post by: sbninja on March 21, 2016, 01:54PM
 :laughlol
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Post by: bob on March 25, 2016, 10:36AM
I am finally feeling like myself again.  I had a good night sleep last night.  I still hear weird noises coming from my throat, but I can breathe really well. 

I am seriously considering the Band of Brother's match.  Might even try the M1 Garand.  It is not in 100% shape and it really needs to be looked over by someone who knows what he/she is doing, but it shoots good enough for the few rounds I'll be shooting.  4/10 is the match.

I hope temps continue to rise.  I may not make some of the bigger matches, but I am planning to attend one or two Jersey ones just to mix it up a bit.

Evil better be ready cause Guapo cometh!
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Post by: xdguy on March 25, 2016, 10:37AM
 :bravisimo
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Post by: xdguy on March 25, 2016, 11:02AM
So WAS I,and trying to get some of the volunteers and reenactors from the museum to attend. Unfortunately they have the Armor Experience the same day, where they take people out in some of the equipment along with the Sherman and scoutcars looking for the 'German ' patrol a big event so there goes the match. :thumbsdown
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Post by: bob on March 25, 2016, 11:05AM
When it comes to rifle only matches I am always concerned with Safety.  Specially with vintage rifles.  So the less folk that show, the better IMO.  I am being selfish here.
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Post by: xdguy on March 25, 2016, 11:26AM
Many of them are vets so wasn't too concerned
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Post by: mando on March 25, 2016, 01:07PM
Bob, I found something for La Jeffa next time she's not feeling well...
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Post by: DM on March 27, 2016, 07:12PM
.
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Post by: xdguy on March 27, 2016, 09:05PM
 :nopuede no need to bring that with you to New York
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Post by: bob on March 28, 2016, 11:20AM
I had a couple of friends come over for Easter.  I was able to show off my latest add ons to my theater.  It is sounding better than I ever expected.  The Onkyo TXN-r646  receiver is awesome.  It drives my speaker with authority.  I had Pandora playing some smooth jazz and the sound filled the entire house.
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Post by: bob on March 28, 2016, 11:48AM
In other news

RIP Garry Shandling
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Post by: radioman on March 28, 2016, 12:17PM
In other news

RIP Garry Shandling
SAD!
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Post by: bob on March 28, 2016, 12:42PM
66 years old is way too young. 
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Post by: DM on March 28, 2016, 08:05PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/28/last-handgun-ban-in-an-american-jurisdiction-struck-down/
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Post by: mando on March 29, 2016, 08:39AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/28/last-handgun-ban-in-an-american-jurisdiction-struck-down/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/28/last-handgun-ban-in-an-american-jurisdiction-struck-down/)
While we, here in NY, live in a foreign land.  :cascrying
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Post by: DM on April 01, 2016, 07:43PM
The stupid is strong here


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/01/va-troopers-death-came-in-training-exercise-gone-awry.html


giant stash of ammunition to shoot and kill a trooper at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, as the Joint Terrorism Task Force joined the investigation into the shooter's past.

The ex-con, identified as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Ill., had carried 143 additional rounds of unspent ammunition,

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Post by: catahwho on April 01, 2016, 08:01PM
Why was this guy out of jail?
Why wasn't the VA Trooper not wearing a vest??
Why would anyone think  the media wouldn't emphasize the gun/ammunition???
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Post by: catahwho on April 01, 2016, 08:03PM
Where is Bob? Has he abandoned the forum or is he just busy planing a major protest at a local shooting event?
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 10:44AM
Oh I am right here, swimming in the glorious pool of vinyl.  Got myself a phono pre-amp and I am in vinyl Nirvana. 

As far as what the world could only describe as an egregious lack of judgement, I stand neutral.  I am still a member and support my club.  But I don't care for drama and politics.  I get that at work plenty.  I am not going to speculate as to this unknown policy or stance on folks missing a few matches, that is a road full of bs I care little to step on.

Waiting for a humble apology and a hard felt plea for my return,  anything short of that and my ban on LIPSA matches will not be lifted.  Sorry for the pain I may be causing, but you may have to endure a season without yourstruly's magnificence.

Guapo out
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Post by: cas on April 02, 2016, 11:31AM
By "egregious lack of judgement" you mean constantly signing up for matches and not showing up?  Taking a spot someone else would have willing filled and payed the match fee? Opprobrious!
:ElDiablo

FWIW don't feel so special, I don't believe you're the first person to be put on the no squad list.
There are a couple people with a history of registering and not showing and F'ing everyone else up.   

If ANYTHING you've been handled with kids gloves and the courtesy extended far longer than anyone else because you're a member.  I'm willing to bet you if you went through this forum and the old ones, and found all the times we talked about you not showing up to a match it would be dozens of times. It's been the running joke at the matches for years now.
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 11:43AM
Dozens of times over the years.... That is news to me.  I Guess all the videos I took were taken by my mental powers alone. Cool.  Lol..


you represent "us" ... Lol... Now that is funny

If you only knew ...
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Post by: cas on April 02, 2016, 12:48PM
Mmmm....  just ask.... ANYONE here. Dozens of times.
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Post by: cas on April 02, 2016, 12:54PM
you represent "us" ... Lol... Now that is funny

I'm not sure what planet this means something on, where I claimed to represent anyone or what it's referring to, but I most surely do not represent you. Not sure who "us" is but I doubt I represent them either.
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Post by: cas on April 02, 2016, 02:04PM
Speaking of butthurt...

http://youtu.be/vRlBtabKRFM (http://youtu.be/vRlBtabKRFM)
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 04:17PM
You have no idea.  Ignorance is Bliz   :laughlol

I will let you be, some things are better left alone ... 

(http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/you-cant-handle-the-truth-fullinit_.jpg) ... Amen. 
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 04:19PM
As you Were :D ...
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 05:44PM
 :castongue
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 07:50PM
IN other news... Planning to visit the Harry Potter themed park at Universal Florida.

My muchacho loves the books he is almost finished with the series.  End of May
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Post by: catahwho on April 02, 2016, 07:57PM
Did you have to make any reservations for the trip? 8)
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Post by: DM on April 02, 2016, 08:04PM
Ouch
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Post by: bob on April 02, 2016, 11:29PM
Did you have to make any reservations for the trip? 8)

No.  When they heard El Guapo was coming they B*tch slapped anyone asking that very same question. 
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Post by: cas on April 03, 2016, 12:19AM
Did you have to make any reservations for the trip? 8)

Are you implying that if he did, he probably wouldn't show up?
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Post by: catahwho on April 03, 2016, 10:25AM
Did you have to make any reservations for the trip? 8)

No.

 Even though you save $20 per ticket off the gate price on an event that has been sold out in most cities. Now I know why. Makes perfect sense to me.

1 Day Park-to-Park Ticket Details
Enjoy:

- One (1) day of unlimited park-to-park access to BOTH Universal Orlando® Resort theme parks (Universal Studios Florida® AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure®)

NOTE: Applicable sales tax will be added to all ticket products.
The above Admission Media is non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be used by the same person on all days. Valid only during normal operating hours.Parks, attractions, or entertainment may: close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather   or special events; change operating hours; and otherwise change or be discontinued without notice and without liability to the owners of Universal Orlando ® Resort ("Universal"). The above Admission Media specifically excludes admission to separately ticketed events at either of the Universal theme parks or within any of the CityWalk venues. Some CityWalk venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX® or the Blue Man Group Show. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, parking is not included and there are no discounts on food or merchandise. Valid Photo ID required.
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Post by: bob on April 03, 2016, 10:30AM
by event you mean, the Guapo visit?

Oh it will be a day to remember ... The people jubilant will line up to get a glimpse of your servant. Chanting words of praise with reverence as they approach yours truly
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Post by: radioman on April 03, 2016, 11:52AM
Speaking of events, anyone go to Satriani concert Friday at CW Post?
One of my buddies from fire department got me a ticket and took me in my wheel chair.
What a guitar player that guy is!
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Post by: bob on April 03, 2016, 02:34PM
http://www.satriani.com/road/ (http://www.satriani.com/road/)
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Post by: bob on April 04, 2016, 10:44AM
The new Star Wars movie is on DVD and for download purchase at Vudu and Amazon.

It is getting great reviews.  I guess I was never a fan.  I just cannot stomach watching that one more time.

I have seen the new star trek movies twice each.  Same director, go figure.
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Post by: bob on April 04, 2016, 11:33AM
In other news my property is .5 acres.  .17 of it is in a different title.  I always get offers for people interested in buying it.  I don't think the town will allow anyone to build a separate residence there.  I can expand my rancho to it, but that is if I win the lotto.  If indeed I could sell it it would be very tempting.
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Post by: mando on April 04, 2016, 12:06PM
In other news my property is .5 acres.  .17 of it is in a different title.  I always get offers for people interested in buying it.  I don't think the town will allow anyone to build a separate residence there.  I can expand my rancho to it, but that is if I win the lotto.  If indeed I could sell it it would be very tempting.
Take this with the knowledge that I am not a real estate developer, have not invested in real estate other than what I live in, and I have not read "The Art Of The Deal". Having said that, if you're not going to build it and the fact that, although your kids are young now, eventually, they will move out (unless they are Italian, then they will live with you until they are 44). That is a lot of land to maintain. Therefore, if you have someone who is willing to give you the money that YOU want, then sell it. The important thing is that you get what YOU want for the land, not what the developer is offering.
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2016, 10:21PM
Lets revisit an oldie but a goodie.  (well...  it's not that old and it's not that good, but we've seen it before)

http://youtu.be/OOCdIY_HKM4 (http://youtu.be/OOCdIY_HKM4)
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Post by: SalR on April 04, 2016, 11:34PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/suspect-sought-facebook-live-stream-shooting-amid-chicagos/story?id=38135898 (http://abcnews.go.com/US/suspect-sought-facebook-live-stream-shooting-amid-chicagos/story?id=38135898)

I don't know if anyone noticed it yet, but. . . he had a pretty good grip and stance.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on April 05, 2016, 12:35PM
Got my tix... There is gonna be a Guapo at the Bethpage Trump rally tomorrow night.   :ElDiablo
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2016, 01:44PM
Possible new range?

http://longisland.news12.com/news/residents-sign-petition-against-sport-spa-1.11667635
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Post by: mando on April 08, 2016, 02:30PM
Possible new range?

http://longisland.news12.com/news/residents-sign-petition-against-sport-spa-1.11667635 (http://longisland.news12.com/news/residents-sign-petition-against-sport-spa-1.11667635)

I'm sure our "republican" reps in long island will get this done!  :bigsmile :cascrying
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Post by: mando on April 08, 2016, 02:31PM
Got my tix... There is gonna be a Guapo at the Bethpage Trump rally tomorrow night.   :ElDiablo
So how did it go? Lots of cheering I'm sure.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on April 08, 2016, 04:19PM
Got my tix... There is gonna be a Guapo at the Bethpage Trump rally tomorrow night.   :ElDiablo
So how did it go? Lots of cheering I'm sure.

We ended up not going.   :cascrying  It turned out that there was no parking at the venue, and you'd have to take shuttle buses.  Between that, having to get there hours early, road closings, and expected protests I just watched it live at home.   :tv

Looked like the place was packed.
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Post by: xdguy on April 08, 2016, 06:05PM
Read they had almost as many outside as in.
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Post by: cas on April 08, 2016, 11:11PM
In keeping with my tradition of posting corny old country songs, I give you Merle who passed away this
week on his 79th birthday.

http://youtu.be/ZHAFmFsb9XM (http://youtu.be/ZHAFmFsb9XM)
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Post by: DM on April 09, 2016, 09:31PM
About an hour ago my neighbor asked to borrow a 22 handgun. He's taking his wife to the range and she tires of 40 pretty quick.

Freedom feels good.
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Post by: bob on April 10, 2016, 09:12AM
Did she make it back?
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2016, 11:02AM
They did lol
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Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2016, 01:51PM
I rented a 6 inch wood chipper last week...big mutha.
Home despot clerk asked if i was married.





When i  brought it back he said he was considering asking me to call the wife so he could hear her voice.
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Post by: bob on April 10, 2016, 01:56PM
  :bigL tempting isn't it?
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 10, 2016, 03:25PM
Quote
I rented a 6 inch wood chipper last week...big mutha.
No pre-cutting the body you're trying to dispose of. Anybody we know been missing the last few days?  :D
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Post by: cas on April 10, 2016, 03:36PM
It's when they see the chipper loaded in the back or your boat that it starts to raise eyebrows.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 10, 2016, 03:51PM
It's when they see the chipper loaded in the back or your boat that it starts to raise eyebrows.
"It's not a wood chipper, that's just my built in chum dispenser officer".   :ElDiablo
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2016, 05:44PM
Lol at the Home Depot check
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Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2016, 05:50PM
Was totally tempted to run a raw rack of ribs and some red food dye through it and bring it back dirty.


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Post by: xdguy on April 10, 2016, 06:38PM
 :laughlol
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Post by: DM on April 10, 2016, 07:04PM
Lmao
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Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2016, 07:54PM
Maybe top it off with a flip flop stuck in the intake
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Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2016, 08:04PM
I could've  freaked out the smart ass clerk and covered the chipper with crime scene tape the next morning before they opened.

Maybe had my brother in law the local fuzz come by on his lunch break  to ask him a few questions.
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Post by: cas on April 10, 2016, 09:14PM
Oh that would work.  We get him a photo.. "Did you rent a wood chipper to this man?" :D
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Post by: catahwho on April 10, 2016, 10:36PM
I actually  knew a NYPD Cop from the 106PCT back in the late 70's early 80's who later killed his wife in 84 and they never found her body. Everyone back then talked about him using a boat and a wood chipper!
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Post by: cas on April 11, 2016, 05:46PM
Smart, loyal, brave..... burro.

https://www.facebook.com/sandrogilarruda/videos/897885770224540/ (https://www.facebook.com/sandrogilarruda/videos/897885770224540/)
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Post by: DM on April 11, 2016, 05:57PM
Impressive.

Many people near me have a handful of cattle. I suppose for some income as well as the tax zoning on their land. Every group of cattle have a donkey or two fenced in with them. Finally found out they protect the heard from the coyotes and bobcats.
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Post by: DM on April 11, 2016, 08:31PM
 It's Long Island humid here today and I'm miserable. My AC is short cycling since it's only 75 outside and not pulling and humidity out of the air. Just fired up two electric heaters and turned the AC down to 68. Hopefully this will help.
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Post by: Keepkool on April 11, 2016, 09:33PM
It's Long Island humid here today and I'm miserable. My AC is short cycling since it's only 75 outside and not pulling and humidity out of the air. Just fired up two electric heaters and turned the AC down to 68. Hopefully this will help.

10 Turn fan to ON piston to increase airflow throughout house. 2)Check the air handler and see if you can slow the fan speed down to increase the coil temp and draw more moisture out of house. Blower motor should have low-med-and high speed. 30 check ductwork in attic to mack sure your only pulling air from conditioned space
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Post by: DM on April 11, 2016, 09:41PM
Hmm, I know the air handler is adjustable in the attic. I might try that until the summer heat gets here. The main part of the house is a 5 ton unit. There is also a 2ton and 2.5ton for other parts of the house. They are all 16 seer Carriers. Works great when hot out.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Post by: Keepkool on April 11, 2016, 11:11PM
Good God Man , how many square foot is the mansion ?
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Post by: DM on April 12, 2016, 12:10AM
It's Texas lol. They don't build anything small here.

4200
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Post by: cas on April 12, 2016, 01:08AM
Is the house yellow?

http://youtu.be/p_IaO6oFf10 (http://youtu.be/p_IaO6oFf10)
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Post by: mando on April 12, 2016, 09:13AM
DM, how bad was the hail by you? My buddies in Denton had some large golf ball sized ones.
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Post by: DM on April 12, 2016, 09:25AM
Luckily no hail at all. It seems to all have been south or west of me.
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Post by: SalR on April 13, 2016, 05:01PM
(http://i.imgur.com/abhLOOH.jpg)

You know. . .I've been working out. . .
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Post by: bob on April 13, 2016, 05:31PM
He farts fire ... Incredible
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Post by: SalR on April 13, 2016, 05:31PM
well, it's supposed to be an explosion in the background
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Post by: Sarge on April 13, 2016, 10:48PM
Sure it is.
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Post by: cas on April 14, 2016, 12:05AM
http://youtu.be/h8mpU8JXFWw (http://youtu.be/h8mpU8JXFWw)
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Post by: DM on April 14, 2016, 01:11AM
Wow
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Post by: SalR on April 14, 2016, 03:04PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FDGVF4C.jpg)

Here, this one is in GUAPO style.
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2016, 05:38PM
I am hanging that one next to my Jesus one, right above my bed 8)
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Post by: cas on April 14, 2016, 06:56PM
(http://i.imgur.com/abhLOOH.jpg)

You know. . .I've been working out. . .
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/14_photo.JPG)
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2016, 07:01PM
I think I soiled my pants. LMAO
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Post by: SalR on April 14, 2016, 07:49PM
\http://i.imgur.com/abhLOOH.jpg

You know. . .I've been working out. . .
http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/14_photo.JPG (http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/14_photo.JPG)


hey man, that's not nice. you need to go to sensitivity training.
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2016, 08:03PM
If he goes, he may infect others :cui
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Post by: cas on April 14, 2016, 08:13PM
Why, are you offended by hockey?
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Post by: cas on April 14, 2016, 08:16PM
http://youtu.be/_MC6z8Q49Fc (http://youtu.be/_MC6z8Q49Fc)
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Post by: DM on April 14, 2016, 09:39PM
Today I discovered there are railroad crossings without gates in parts of Texas. Growing up on LI one would not expect this. Luckily it wasn't a close call or anything, but it sure got my attention once I realized it.

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Post by: catahwho on April 15, 2016, 12:21AM
[attach=1]

Did You Know… Most Railroad Crossings Are Not Protected?

http://kansascity.legalexaminer.com/mass-transit-airline-cruise-ship-train-bus/did-you-know-most-railroad-crossings-are-not-protected/ (http://kansascity.legalexaminer.com/mass-transit-airline-cruise-ship-train-bus/did-you-know-most-railroad-crossings-are-not-protected/)
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Post by: bob on April 15, 2016, 08:28AM
The funny thing is that people are smart enough to know not to drive into incoming traffic or cross the street only to face the front grill of an automobile.  Yet they see train tracks and suddenly they want to park on these or just go for a walk on the same.  Then they see a train coming and are not sure what to make of that thing fast approaching and making all that loud noise... -- what is that ..?  Squash!

Maybe the tracks have a weird effect in normal brain functioning.
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Post by: DM on April 15, 2016, 08:40AM
Interesting article. This crossing has absolutely nothing. Not even a sign.
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Post by: catahwho on April 15, 2016, 11:28AM
A friend is an insurance underwriter for rail roads. Another thing is that the failure to build more pipe lines will lead to thousands of deaths (already figured in the insurance equation)  do to increase rail traffic of volatile shale oil. Many times more deaths than caused by accidents at crossings.

Canadian town 'destroyed' in deadly train explosion
http://www.france24.com/en/20130706-canada-quebec-accident-ravaged-fires-train-derails (http://www.france24.com/en/20130706-canada-quebec-accident-ravaged-fires-train-derails)

Bakken dangers: Both the oil and the rail
"and research has shown that, on a per-mile basis, the accident rate is 3 to 3.5 times higher by rail vs. pipeline."
http://www.startribune.com/bakken-dangers-both-the-oil-and-the-rail/285892081/ (http://www.startribune.com/bakken-dangers-both-the-oil-and-the-rail/285892081/)

http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-petitions-federal-government-reduce-dangers-crude-oil-shipped-rail (http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-petitions-federal-government-reduce-dangers-crude-oil-shipped-rail)
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Post by: cas on April 15, 2016, 02:50PM
Work, a few minutes ago. Got deer?

http://youtu.be/plA6cZQADpY (http://youtu.be/plA6cZQADpY)
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 15, 2016, 03:19PM
So, all the deer hide in a school no gun zone, smart.
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Post by: bob on April 15, 2016, 04:27PM
You got love that last minute deer call. Lol
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 15, 2016, 04:44PM
You got love that last minute deer call. Lol
I just thought that was Cas, moaning in pain from his head, back, arm, leg, etc.   :D
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Post by: bob on April 15, 2016, 04:55PM
 :bigL Ah that explains it
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Post by: cas on April 15, 2016, 05:05PM
It was me alright. They passed me left to right, I stopped them and drew them in about forty yards closer with that pitiful deer bleat. lol When they got closer and saw me, they back tracked a bit, then ran back the way they came (which you watched). Didn't work a second time.


That was more deer than i've seen in the last 8 years of hunting.
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Post by: cas on April 15, 2016, 05:59PM
In other news...   You know Trump doesn't really want to win.

If he does, he'll have to move into a smaller house in a black neighborhood. (http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/Rimshot.gif)



(recycling Ross Perot jokes)
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Post by: DM on April 15, 2016, 08:47PM
That's a lot of deer.
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Post by: DM on April 16, 2016, 10:24PM
Made some more progress on my reloading area. Just need to add a shelf somewhere for my two scales.

Not sure why I'm really posting this...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160417/ac7a4b8b271552fe4071411d877d70df.jpg)
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Post by: bob on April 16, 2016, 11:09PM
^ because it looks awesome!  :praise
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Post by: catahwho on April 16, 2016, 11:43PM
I wish I was that organized.
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Post by: mando on April 20, 2016, 11:28AM
I wish I was that organized.
I was that organized, then day 2 happened.
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Post by: DM on April 20, 2016, 07:48PM
One of the many ways life is different here.

Everyone just hangs their car keys on the wall at the gym.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160420/a0460e7a368c091e08390bbb9ddc60c3.jpg)
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Post by: DM on April 20, 2016, 08:01PM
I guess for those who don't bring gym bags and don't use a locker?

Way to trusting for me...
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Post by: cas on April 20, 2016, 08:07PM
(not related)

ESP(-ish) or is timing just everything?  I'm sitting here and out of the blue the thought crosses my mind "oh crap, I have to pay those three credit card bills tonight!"  Then about 5 seconds later my work phone makes an alert noise. Not close enough to pick up the phone, I think to myself, "what was that alert for?" Then I remember, exactly two weeks ago I set a reminder on my phone, a reminder so I wouldn't forget to pay those three credit card bills tonight. Wow, spooky.
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Post by: DM on April 20, 2016, 08:28PM
Cool the way your subconscious works sometimes.
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Post by: cas on April 20, 2016, 09:12PM
And now I'm broke again. 
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Post by: bob on April 20, 2016, 09:37PM
At least temps are back up
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Post by: cas on April 22, 2016, 09:09AM
More sad news from the music industry again today.

Kanye West was found alive in his apartment this morning.
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Post by: DM on April 22, 2016, 09:21AM
Lmao
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Post by: cas on April 22, 2016, 11:44AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/image_2.jpg)
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Post by: bob on April 22, 2016, 01:16PM
RIP Prince

Sad
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Post by: cas on April 25, 2016, 05:11PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/2hs23wy.jpg)
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Post by: bob on April 26, 2016, 12:18AM
I can't recall which of my handguns is not sighted in.  I know one of them isn't.  Taking my bedel limited to obcats.  I hope it shoots straight and true come May. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 26, 2016, 12:26AM
That's what Grumman range nights are for. Next one this Thursday.
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Post by: bob on April 26, 2016, 08:09AM
Maybe the sights are not crooked.  Maybe the targets are not where they are supposed to be?
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Post by: Sarge on April 26, 2016, 10:36AM
Your problem is clear.
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Post by: bob on April 26, 2016, 10:22PM
Trump is kicking ass and taking names ... Holy shit, he truly has a shot at this thing
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 26, 2016, 10:58PM
I just hope he has the support to beat Hillary. Though I support Trump, I would support whichever Republican candidate has a chance to beat Hillary.
And as a side note, I can't believe how the media is reporting about the convicted felon who was on stage at one of Trump's rallies. The man was brought in, not by Trump, but by LE who was supporting Trump. The media made a big deal about it taking up a whole page in the paper.
Hey, did you guys forget that Hillary is under investigation for top secret security violations with her emails? Amazing how the media mentions nothing about her. I pray that as soon as she is declared the Democratic candidate, they walk on stage and put her in handcuffs.  C:-)
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Post by: catahwho on April 27, 2016, 02:13PM
Trump Common Sense Foreign Policy Speech -  America First!!!

http://youtu.be/XW8RqLN3Qao (http://youtu.be/XW8RqLN3Qao)
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Post by: bob on April 27, 2016, 05:26PM
I will admit

I am a convert.  We need and must have this señor in the white house .  Enough is enough.  Common sense and doing the right thing for our country has taken a back seat to appeasement and politics that are in contrast to our national interest. Time to clean house. 
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Post by: xdguy on April 27, 2016, 07:14PM
I don't see him as more then a 1 term President, but we need his attitude to get rid of the garbage that has been running the country for years. I see him getting term limits in place.
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Post by: cas on April 27, 2016, 07:24PM
If nothing else, perhaps he can set the Republican party straight (slightly), have them get some balls and remember what they're supposed to stand for. I doubt it though, as I said before, the party would rather lose without him than win with him.
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Post by: DM on April 29, 2016, 08:02PM
I lost power about 2hrs back from a nasty thunder storm. Going out now to fire up the generator to watch some satellite tv. First time, wondering how long this small town power company will take to fix things up.
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Post by: bob on April 30, 2016, 04:47PM
Just got back from a one week Florida vacation ... Drove all the way down there and put some serious miles on the Tahoe. I took it first to the dealership to do its first maintenance, and the guy was like - do you drive this thing? Lol... But with 3300 miles later and I must say, it was a dream to drive it all the way down there.

I was doing 90-95 mph in some stretches seeking for some excitement. I took a quick look back, and my two kids were on their iPads yawning .... My wife was sound asleep.  Almost no road or engine noise.  You hit a pot hole or some ups and downs on the road and the truck just rocks you easily back to normal; it almost feels like it whispers .. - there, I got you, relax. Easy now - I have never driven a vehicle that comfortable and boring.
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Post by: DM on April 30, 2016, 06:09PM
I am always amazed how nice the GM and Ford pickups and full frame SUVs ride. My crappy Japanese truck rides like a truck.
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Post by: bob on April 30, 2016, 07:34PM
I hope your power is back up 8)
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Post by: cas on April 30, 2016, 09:06PM
My crappy Japanese truck rides like a truck.

I'd rather have a truck that rides like a truck.  That's the reason they cost so much money now. A pickup truck used to b the cheapest thing you could buy. Then they turned them into trendy giant cars that cost $40-60k that a poor working man can't get near.
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Post by: catahwho on April 30, 2016, 09:20PM
My crappy Japanese truck rides like a truck.

I'd rather have a truck that rides like a truck.  That's the reason they cost so much money now. A pickup truck used to b the cheapest thing you could buy. Then they turned them into trendy giant cars that cost $40-60k that a poor working man can't get near.

Agree. They also contribute to climate change! : :ElDiablo
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Post by: DM on April 30, 2016, 10:46PM
Pickup trucks have gotten out of hand price wise. The truck I have now was 21k in 2006. To replace it with a similar model is now in the low 30's.

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Post by: bob on April 30, 2016, 11:53PM
they are priced crazy indeed ... But to my lower back, I have become a hero  :great
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Post by: xdguy on May 01, 2016, 12:56PM
What bothers me the most is all the power items, all those motors,wiring,etc add to the cost. Have we become that lazy we can't pull in the side view mirrors, open the tailgate,sliding side doors? Never mind if you bought rather then leased a few years from now they will go bad and you know atleast a $500 plus labor repair.
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Post by: DM on May 01, 2016, 01:49PM
Agree. I really only want a car with power windows, locks and air conditioning. They can keep all this auto braking, lane departure, backup camera, key fob nonsense.
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Post by: cas on May 01, 2016, 03:18PM
 :bobwink
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Post by: xdguy on May 01, 2016, 05:12PM
The whole idea of auto braking and how you have no control of it scares the neck out of me.
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Post by: cas on May 01, 2016, 05:18PM
Plus with big brother sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong, driving the purchase and maintenance costs up by mandating stupid crap like air pressure sensors...
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Post by: DM on May 01, 2016, 09:44PM
:bobwink

Number 3 looks much better without makeup.
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Post by: bob on May 01, 2016, 11:29PM
Lol
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Post by: bob on May 03, 2016, 07:47PM
So I went to Florida with the family for a one week get away.  We left Blondie with my neighbor who loves him to death ... When we came back Blondie looked like he put a few more pounds, when he turns on his charm you just can't help but to give him what he wants, my poor neighbor never had a chance.

Besides gaining a few pounds, he was sooooo obedient ... He tried as much as he could to do what he was told and kept as much as a low profile as he could.  He was trying to behave so much we drew concerned.  Understand, he did not look afraid.   He was just willing to do the commands on the first request.  He put my kids to shame.  But that is not the Blondie I am used to.  Very weird.  Anyways slowly he is starting to ignore us and doing what he wants.  And we are happy to see him back being himself. 

I think he felt we abandoned him because he choose not to behave.  Once we were back he did whatever he could to show us he would be different ... It broke our hearts. 

Blondie is not a dog.  Nor does he belong to anyone.  He is a true member of our family and deserves our love and respect.  I don't want him to obey me.  I just want to see his face and tail wagging every time he sees me.  That is all.  My boy.
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Post by: DM on May 03, 2016, 07:51PM
Sounds like you are deserving of a dogs friendship. Not everyone appreciates or deserves to have one.
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Post by: bob on May 03, 2016, 07:52PM


Look at that face
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Post by: DM on May 03, 2016, 08:54PM
Ted Cruz just dropped out of the race.
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Post by: bob on May 03, 2016, 09:01PM
Look at that face

(http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Donald-Trump-Celebrity-Apprentice.jpg)
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Post by: cas on May 03, 2016, 10:24PM
Oompa-loompa with a comb-forward?
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Post by: mando on May 04, 2016, 02:01PM
Kasich out!
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Post by: DM on May 04, 2016, 02:38PM
I don't think he was ever in :)
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Post by: catahwho on May 04, 2016, 04:50PM
LOL

He might make a good VP. As chairman of the house budget committee he was key in balancing the budget for the first time in over 100 years.
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Post by: cas on May 04, 2016, 05:08PM
I always liked his Americas Top 40 radio program.
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Post by: catahwho on May 04, 2016, 07:06PM
I always liked his Americas Top 40 radio program.

Wasn't that his Moslem half brother from Iran Kasey Kasich?
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Post by: cas on May 05, 2016, 09:45PM
55 years ago today.   Really big balls.

http://youtu.be/i-nCCcGUxGE (http://youtu.be/i-nCCcGUxGE)
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Post by: cas on May 05, 2016, 09:58PM
And of course, 55 years ago when everyone wasn't offended by everything.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Bill_Dana_Jose_Jimenez_astronaut_Bill_Dana_Show_1963.JPG/180px-Bill_Dana_Jose_Jimenez_astronaut_Bill_Dana_Show_1963.JPG)
http://youtu.be/1fB_Kp6SK2w (http://youtu.be/1fB_Kp6SK2w)

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Post by: bob on May 06, 2016, 08:26AM
good stuff right there ... lol...
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Post by: DM on May 14, 2016, 10:35PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160515/1a952de6d463a219102879e5e0fcfa9e.jpg)

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Post by: cas on May 18, 2016, 05:59PM
http://youtu.be/z0O_VYcsIk8 (http://youtu.be/z0O_VYcsIk8)
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Post by: DM on May 18, 2016, 09:13PM
My wife had a vegan friend. She'd probably stop talking to this if I sent this to her. Good stuff
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Post by: bob on May 19, 2016, 09:11AM
That was great.
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Post by: bob on May 19, 2016, 09:24AM
A bit long

http://youtu.be/I6_0BUvxZ68 (http://youtu.be/I6_0BUvxZ68)
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Post by: bob on May 20, 2016, 12:04AM
So yesterday I woke up half deaf.  My left ear was barely functional.  A buzz sound and I felt a lot of pressure.  I am like this is new.  So I did every trick I could find online with little luck.  I went to the doctor and they flushed my ear with warm water and out came a ton of wax.  Apparently the elderly suffer from this malice. :'(
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Post by: cas on May 20, 2016, 07:21AM
I was going to say a couple years ago...  but I realize now it was 12 years ago...   man time flies  :cui       I had to get a physical at work. After my ear test wasn't great, the doctor checked my ears and said he thought they were plugged.  He recommended Debrox to clear out the wax. It's a three or four day process. I used it one or two nights. In the mean time I happened to be talking to my director one day and it came up and he said "Oh they had me do it and the stuff ruptured my ear drum." Swell. So on day three I wake up and I can't hear anyting out of my right ear. I run to the doctor assuming I did the same. lol
  This doctor looks in my ears and says "plugged... plugged."  He heats up the pan of water and gets the huge hydration syringe that looks like something you'd inflate a basket ball with. lolThen he flushes my left ear. O-M-G!  That was the most amazingly uncomfortable sensation I've ever experienced. It was like getting blasted in the brain and kicked in the balls at the same time. The noise, the pressure and the pain.  And oh dear lord what came out, what looked like a piece of raw chop meat, the size of a jellybean! Like giving birth. lol

The other side didn't go as "easy".  The doctor kept telling me I had very small ear canals, which of course made it that much worse. He flushed and flushed and flushed. Oh god. I was getting nauseous, and a bit woozy, they had me lay down for a few minutes because they were afraid I was going to pass out. He flushed a few more times then went and got the pick. It looked like a rat tail file. A long thing thing that was really like a small swiss file and he kept sticking it in and drawing it back, trying to draw the wax plug out or break it up. The pain was tremendous. How I wasn't bleeding from me ear I don't know, it hurt for a couple day.

But OH LORD could I hear! Everything was loud. When I got back to work I had to put ear plugs in because just the room full of people talking was too loud.

Of course the ear plugs are to blame (the narrow ear canals making it worse). When you get to be an old fart like Bob, it happens naturally to some degree. But if you use ear plugs a lot (I do most days) and use q-tips a lot (the wrong way) you're just packing the wax in there. Keep your ears clean!
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Post by: DM on May 25, 2016, 05:45PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160525/8ef5f20d94b10027c2c5872bf211c4f9.jpg)
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Post by: cas on May 25, 2016, 06:12PM
Liberalas love to make problems where there isn't one.

0.3 percent of the US population is transgender. And what tiny percentage of that population do you think is having "bathroom issues"?  Probably a small fraction. So you're probably talking about .0x% of the population, yet listening to the news and certain politicians, you'd think it was the greatest crisis facing our nation.
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Post by: xdguy on May 25, 2016, 06:17PM
Very easy to fix a problem when there was none in the first place. Let's see who covers the first rape by a alleged trans.
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Post by: cas on May 25, 2016, 06:25PM
It's all so silly. Because it's not so simple. A person may have been a man, but now looks like a woman, but that doesn't define what their sexual interests are. They may like men, they may like woman, they may like both. So what? Gay men use the mens room. Gay woman use the woman room. Where's the uproar about that? There isn't one, because who cares.

I think if there really is any uproar, it's from uptight woman when transgender woman who aren't really pulling it off, try to use the ladies room.  Other than that, it's precious little snowflakes demanding special rights while claiming equal rights.
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Post by: cas on May 25, 2016, 06:30PM
Reminded me of Richard Jeni.... A hero's welcome!

http://youtu.be/RyNFuTkoHZ4 (http://youtu.be/RyNFuTkoHZ4)
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Post by: DM on May 25, 2016, 06:42PM
I really don't give a crap which bathroom a transgender uses. It's the 30-50 year old male perverts who will now be free to follow 14 year old girls into the ladies room now.
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Post by: bob on May 25, 2016, 07:22PM
87 degrees ... I like
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Post by: cas on May 25, 2016, 08:26PM
87 degrees ... I like

Fuckin' miserable.
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Post by: DM on May 25, 2016, 08:50PM
Wow 87, it's cooler here. Really rainy still so humid too which I'm just not used to anymore.
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Post by: cas on May 25, 2016, 10:01PM
http://youtu.be/KV-RqPtT2PU (http://youtu.be/KV-RqPtT2PU)
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Post by: cas on May 26, 2016, 02:08AM
Oh good lord. I've been going to bed early. Super early for me, some nights around 9:30-10:00.  (for the last couple decades 12:00 was early, 1-3 was normal. But for whatever reason I've been going to bed early and waking up 4:30-6:30.

Sunday at work I tweaked a back muscle. Monday night in bed it started to occasionally spasm. Tuesday was rough and got worse as the day went on. At first it was just trying to pick things up and what not that caused a TREMENDOUSLY AMAZING convulsion of pain in my mid back and right side. Never had or felt anything like it before in my life. Thankfully is was quick and released. As the day went on though things like trying to use the toilet caused it to happen. And the pain was getting a lot worse and for longer and over a larger area. Then raising my arms, turning my head, trying to take a full breath... anything set it off and caused me to audibly yell out in pain uncontrollably. Forget about coughing or sneezing.

I couldn't go on, I was up at 3AM and couldn't lay still enough to not make it happen. I was at the walk in clinic the minute they opened. I scared them at work when I called to tell them I would be late. Holding the phone up to my ear was making it happen and I couldn't speak. They couldn't understand me or figure out what was going on. I was finally able to whisper that I was at the doctors.

Well they gave me two anti inflammatories, a steroid and a muscle relaxer to take before bed. Over the course of the day it gradually got much better. So much so I thought about not taking the muscle relaxer, but about 10PM I said what the heck, let it do it's job. So I took it. A half hour later I got the hiccups. About the worst possible thing to have considering what causes pain. Every hiccup I jump, often yelping out in pain. It's 2AM now. Been sitting here doing it for almost four hours. Unbelievable. Thank God it's not the intensity that it was this morning or I'd be crawling to the hospital. They're also "small" hiccups, not normal for me. I'm starting to think the muscle relaxer is what caused it, but that doesn't make sense to me since that's what they give you when you have them and they won't go away.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 26, 2016, 06:58AM
Ouch!  :ouch:  Been there myself when I had all those muscle tears in my back, along with the recent surgery. Any cough, sneeze, hiccup, etc., caused enough pain to make me cry. Muscle relaxers definitely won't cause the hiccups. But they do make you feel all dopey when you get up. So while they help alleviate the spasms and pain, you can't function normally because you're all doped up. And then there's the OIC(opioid induced constipation) when you take them for a while. Pick your poison so to speak.    :(
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Post by: cas on May 26, 2016, 07:08AM
Um.....  I woke up, and imediately started to hiccup! ???WTF???

And oh mother it hurts now! I guess everything wore off in my sleep? Luckily the spasm isn't happening, it's just pain from the pulled/torn muscle tightening.  This is very odd.

The only thing that happened that I noticed from the muscle relaxers were my head felt a little stuffy, like my sinuses were swollen. I've had that with other drugs as well. I haven't been prescribed a lot of "real drugs", but every time I have I've been very let down. (Effect and relief wise).
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Post by: cas on May 26, 2016, 07:21AM
The worst part about this hiccup BS....   I mean, it hurts like heck but I can take the pain. I'm gonna have to go to work and get laughed at. lol And I have to go in and reprimand someone today for two different things. And this guy (60 year old men behaving like 13 year old girls, drama queens!) loves to get loud, yell and screem.  The way I have to deal with him is stay calm, professional and never raise my voice, never escalate. (Ever have a man claim he doesn't yell at people by yelling it at you? Hard to keep a straight face.) My greatest weapon against him is staying calm and talking softly. But how that heck am I going to do that if I'm hiccuping every twenty seconds. lol
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Post by: bob on May 26, 2016, 09:04AM
and I thought I had health issues.  .... Get Better!
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Post by: DM on May 26, 2016, 09:50AM
I had hiccups for two days once. Barely got any sleep and the chest, neck and head pain from it got unbearable. Wish I had some advice on how to stop it but nothing I tried worked.

Feel better.
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Post by: cas on May 26, 2016, 03:29PM
I've been good all day, except when the hiccups kick back in, then it beats the crap out of me. Always at the worst times too. 
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Post by: bob on May 27, 2016, 08:38PM
A Robin William's joke

Doctor: Mr Smith.  You must stop masturbating.

Mr Smith:  but.., why?!

Doctor:  I need to examine you, sir.
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Post by: radioman on May 27, 2016, 08:50PM
 You need to google cures for hicups
Some of the cures are rather disturbing
But if it works!?!?
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Post by: cas on May 27, 2016, 09:27PM
Been mostly hiccup free today. A few in the morning but that's it. A couple close calls where I thought it would start again, but it passed.

One hiccup cure I heard about on the radio years ago. The guy said to sing the lowest note you could, for as long as you could. And it worked for me, but they always came back hours later. It would work again, but always come back later in the day. I ended up doing it several times a day, but it was still better than nothing. And somewhere along the line, it stopped working for me.
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Post by: Sarge on May 27, 2016, 11:29PM
On the bright side Cas will be playing the part of Iago in the play Othello on broadway this summer!  :)
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Post by: cas on May 28, 2016, 10:00AM
All those years of summer stock finally paying off!
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 28, 2016, 07:41PM
Finally the warm weather is here. First a reason to take the covers off the a/c's, and put in the screen doors. Can't believe we really didn't get any steady warm weather until this week.
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Post by: bob on May 28, 2016, 07:42PM
Oh I am loving it

Discovered a new beer and I am drunk out of my sombrero

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Post by: DM on May 28, 2016, 09:05PM
Leinenkugels is good stuff.
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Post by: DM on May 28, 2016, 09:09PM
I'm at a jimmy buffet tailgate party. Its a very unique experience, highly recommended if you've never been. These people spent 1k to park their RV on the camp grounds for the weekend and don't even have concert tickets. Fun stuff though.
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Post by: bob on May 29, 2016, 05:10PM
Spending a lovely sunny day with la Jefa by the shore
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Chuck_Connors_Anne_Morrell_Branded_1965.JPG)
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 06:42PM
My 1st crack at Cerakote.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/af1616a71357307a214f3fc5895dc69d.jpg)
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Post by: Keepkool on June 05, 2016, 06:57PM
My 1st crack at Cerakote.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/af1616a71357307a214f3fc5895dc69d.jpg)

what color is that ?
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 07:14PM
Magpul OD Green
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Post by: cas on June 05, 2016, 07:41PM
Scale is wonky....  when I first saw the photo I thought it was a picture of inside a wind tunnel.
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 07:43PM
Yeah I could see it being confusing with no reference.

I'm still trying to figure out why one oven needs 4 lights in it.
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 08:17PM
My photo skills suck but in real life it's a good match to the hand guard, pistol grip and stock.

Since they are steel mags I really just did it for the rust factor and dropping them in mud and wet grass. I did mange to blow some paint through the mag body too so the inside does have some protection as well.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/9f1a46f3e41dd6013c4337f2fa41ab9e.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/dc4d9dd7a990d80172e8c71d118a4163.jpg)
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on June 05, 2016, 09:40PM
DM - what caliber is that gun?  9mm?
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 09:54PM
Yes, 9mm. Built on a cmmg dedicated lower. My only planned change is to add a JP captured buffer spring.

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Post by: xdguy on June 05, 2016, 10:03PM
 :bravisimo
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Post by: cas on June 05, 2016, 10:26PM
No longer in NY, you should be using one of these. http://www.quartercircle10.com/product/colt-9mm-lower-receiver-2/ (http://www.quartercircle10.com/product/colt-9mm-lower-receiver-2/)
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 10:32PM
That is a better looking receiver for sure. When I bought mine that wasn't known as qc10, it was another company and was very difficult to find in stock. Shortly after I bought mine it was bought out by qc10.

I'm tempted to buy their lower in 10mm and buy a piston upper for it.

Someday maybe...
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Post by: cas on June 05, 2016, 11:06PM
DDLES

I really regret not getting one somehow and registering it.
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Post by: DM on June 05, 2016, 11:39PM
That was it, DDLES. I did try to get one at the time.
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Post by: bob on June 06, 2016, 05:45PM
So today I had a disaster in cooking some meat.  It turned out quite blend ... A tone of spices, water and salt and wallah, I created a Mediterranean meal.  My family loved it.  But The only thing Mediterranean was that i called it that to disguise the awkward appereance.  Lmao

:D genius
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Post by: bob on June 06, 2016, 07:09PM
Oh I still hear people singing and praising the meat.  I only wished I had taken some notes ... It really was one of a kind... :cui
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Post by: cas on June 06, 2016, 07:18PM
I'm used to people praising my meat.
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Post by: Keepkool on June 06, 2016, 08:18PM
I'm used to people praising my meat.

I would have thought its been years since someone actually addressed your meat, let alone praised it .
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Post by: cas on June 06, 2016, 08:28PM
Not only in person, it's also all over the internet.
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Post by: bob on June 11, 2016, 04:24PM
So today I had an appointment to see a builder to design a new bathroom for our bedroom. The space is probably a 9x10 space... 100 square feet the most.  A stand up shower, a vanity and a toilette were the bare minimum we needed.  So I got there, the fellow is a really nice guy and very friendly.  He had a show room and he showed us some of the showers they can build, Then he showed us his design for our space.  It was very simple.  He only tiled the shower and behind the toilette and it was not that impressive.  But the space is relatively small and my wife explained to him in his visit to our Rancho that we were in a very limited budget.  So I figured he was being conservative with his design.  So we talk and joke for like an hour.  Then he starts going through his proposed itemized list of things that would go into getting it done.  It was a long list, half way into it my mind was already wandering ... Then gets to the last page and right at the bottom is the final price.  I had to blink a couple of times.  $70,000.  No, no, it is not a typo.  70k, 70 large ones.   Again toilette, standup shower and a vanity.  I said  "ok.  Obviously my wife and I need to discuss this.  " My wife asked him, " so how quickly do you need to hear from us?  " The guy replied, "we can hold on to that offer for up to a year."  I wanted to say something, but I knew anything coming out my mouth would had been of poor taste.  So I shook the man's hand and my wife did all good-bye'ing.

I am home and I keep looking at the space.  Knowing a bit of construction and electrical work myself, I still cannot get over, the undeniable fact, that just happened.
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Post by: DM on June 11, 2016, 04:28PM
Call the dude who did work in your basement. He does bathrooms all the time.
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Post by: radioman on June 11, 2016, 04:31PM
Went through same thing
Master bathroom 7x14 68k with no extras
Extras got it to 75k
Said thank you and left
Found a general contractor who is going to do
 the whole job with materials 35k
Gotta shop around
The bathroom and kitchen places put crazy markups on the materials
Our guy sens us to his wholesalers and gets us a discount
PS is is a friend of a friend but huge difference
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Post by: bob on June 11, 2016, 04:57PM
I have a guy who can do it for less than 20k.  But he does not have all the licenses and he has done work for another bathroom, in my previous house.  But that means I am going to have to get a plumber and electrician with licenses to run everything for him.  I wanted to avoid all of that, but suddenly that looks very appealing.  There is just simply no way to justify 70k. 

For electricity and plumbing I am at 5-6k .... The rest, buying a regular toilette, vanity and ceramic tiles from different places I am looking at 2-3k.  3k more on construction materials (wonder boards, screws, Sheetrock, ....) round things up to 12k, I pay my guy 10k to do the work.  And add 3k for unexpected costs.  That is 25k.  I was willing to pay 30-35k to this company to save me the headaches.  But 70k... Even if the bathroom looked amazing after the 70k was spent, how can that room compare to the rest of my house.  But what the heck am I saying... I don't even have 35k to spend... Maybe that was my first problem. Lol
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Post by: DM on June 11, 2016, 07:25PM
I personally wouldn't pull permits for a bathroom remodel. Only an extension or pool, but everyone is different. 25k stills seems quite expensive.
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Post by: Postal Bob on June 11, 2016, 08:34PM
$70K!  :shocked  That's 1/2 of what it cost me to buy my house. All so you can take a crap and a shower near your bed?  :D
Keep it simple, and invest in one of these:

(http://cf.ltkcdn.net/interiordesign/images/std/128508-286x400-jsw_old_outhouse.jpg)
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Post by: bob on June 12, 2016, 12:01PM
I wish I could had recorded it. This guy was throwing $500 charges here and there like it was Monopoly money.  Get this I was even paying for supervisor and manager visits.  Oh he was not even planning to get permits.  So he was going to be policing himself and I had to pay for that peace of mind. 

I really wanted to give him a piece of my mind at that point, but I was dumbed stroke by the $70k and I just wanted to get out of there. 

I am not sure what gave him the idea we were that type of customer.  Was it the new ikea couch in the living room or the Rolex watch i have never owned ... Wtf?
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Post by: DM on June 12, 2016, 12:05PM
It is crazy
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Post by: Postal Bob on June 12, 2016, 12:58PM
Quote
I am not sure what gave him the idea we were that type of customer.  Was it the new ikea couch in the living room or the Rolex watch i have never owned ... Wtf?

No, it's your $1million pool out back with the dancing dolphins and mermaid in it.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6068/6032115731_6cca6d05e2.jpg)      (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6048/6299926173_c35af28b01_z.jpg)
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Post by: DM on June 19, 2016, 05:21PM
It's smoked meat Sunday.


(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160619/9c228d517c4efcba26eb4580df32f643.jpg)
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Post by: Postal Bob on June 19, 2016, 06:11PM
I'm doing my smoke meat the lazy way. We're eating at a rib place for Father's day.
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Post by: DM on June 19, 2016, 06:37PM
Hope your enjoying Father's Day!

That's is easier and not much more expensive. But this is country life...
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Post by: bob on June 19, 2016, 06:46PM
I was riding jetski and the canoe today.  It is going to cost me money.  I put a nice dent on the haul of the jetski.  there was something close to the shore I rode over... Nothing major but I have to take it in for a patch :(
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Post by: DM on June 19, 2016, 07:00PM
That certainly sucks. But I had friends with compound fractures and dental reconstructive surgery from jetski accidents so overall not so bad.
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Post by: bob on June 19, 2016, 07:35PM
my jetski only make 47-50mph top speed... But since there is no brake, I do see your point.  I ride mine maybe once or twice in the summer.  It was our first step into getting a nice little boat later on if we really like to be on the water.  towing the jetski, getting it into the water, cleaning and putting it away, then maintenance and repair and we are no longer boating people.  Add to that we built the pool in the back and it was over as far as our aspirations to be that kind of a family.

but I do enjoying riding that little sucker once in a while.  It is the closest thing to a bike La Jefa will let me ride.
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Post by: bob on June 19, 2016, 08:35PM
A nice Father's day indeed

http://youtu.be/Lg-JHGOakFA#ws (http://youtu.be/Lg-JHGOakFA#ws)
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Post by: DM on June 19, 2016, 08:45PM
Looks like fun. I practically wore out a 1996 Kawasaki ZXI900 and loved every minute of it. My most memorable experiences were getting knocked off by a wave in the rockaway inlet during a tropical storm and taking 10+ min to find the ski in 7-10' waves. A second time was following a tanker so off shore jumping his wake that we lost sight of land.

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Post by: DM on June 19, 2016, 08:47PM
4.5 hrs later


(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160620/a24db9059942d80e48ad1b51c0aaf4ea.jpg)
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Post by: radioman on June 20, 2016, 09:30AM
Happy Belated Father's Day to al you dads!
Bob, have fun with the jet ski, but be careful.
I love mine but can ride it no longer.
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Post by: Postal Bob on June 20, 2016, 10:13AM
A nice Father's day indeed

http://youtu.be/Lg-JHGOakFA#ws (http://youtu.be/Lg-JHGOakFA#ws)
Are your arms and hands all sore now? Anytime I've ridden a jet ski, or my atv, for extended periods of time, my arms and hands are almost numb the next day. It actually takes a lot of effort to continually steer either through waves or rough terrain. Something you are not normally doing day to day.
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Post by: xdguy on June 20, 2016, 10:14AM
Great day, Renee and her boyfriend came down from CT. We went to the Museum of American Armor,gave them the grand tour. Got home and Aimee and her boyfriend were over after he won his class at Atco track in NJ. We all sat down to a delicious barbeque Skirt Steak dinner. :rtThumb
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Post by: bob on June 20, 2016, 02:40PM
We barely take the jetski out.  I spend more effort in keeping it running than I do using it.  It is one of those things you buy without much thought put into it. 

As of now selling it would way too much of a loss.  I paid 12k for it brand new.  If I could get $2500 for it now I would be lucky.
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Post by: DM on June 30, 2016, 07:49PM
I finally brought my AR to the indoor 100yd range and got it zeroed in. Ready for a small carbine match this weekend. First rifle match since moving.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160630/d176d794a6978dc1b6a5aac7bbe74a44.jpg)
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Post by: Postal Bob on June 30, 2016, 09:22PM
So envious. And looks good.
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Post by: bob on July 01, 2016, 09:41AM
I almost forgot what a competition AR looked like.

Very nice
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Post by: DM on July 02, 2016, 12:47PM
There is a one armed guy shooting a carbine at the match today. Bad ass dude.
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Post by: DM on July 02, 2016, 08:37PM
You know your in Texas when you server sausage and peppers with crispy bread and everyone eats the cheese burgers.

We had a group of people over for an early 4th. I make a pretty decent dish of sausage and peppers and no one other than me and my wife touched it. There is no Italian down here at all.
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Post by: bob on July 02, 2016, 10:25PM
Lol
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Post by: xdguy on July 03, 2016, 02:24PM
And bet they all put mustard and ketchup on them. :bigL
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Post by: DM on July 03, 2016, 02:45PM
Lunch on the lake.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160703/459f14359b04d6dfeeea94374edfd009.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160703/70cc120788893089bbe6304068e823d3.jpg)
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 03, 2016, 03:33PM
Nice shark in the water. And does the volcano erupt?
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Post by: DM on July 03, 2016, 04:00PM
Both props for the resturant. The real lake is in the background. It does erupt with a large water spray.
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Post by: xdguy on July 03, 2016, 07:38PM
Hope food as good as atmosphere
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Post by: bob on July 03, 2016, 08:51PM
That looks awesome
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 04, 2016, 07:39PM
I did a modified smoked ribs today on the bbq. I bought a smoke box for the gas grill and the wood chips. Rather than slow cook/smoke it for several hours, I did the modified quick version where you cook the ribs wrapped in foil for an hour. Then take them out, start the smoke box, and smoke for about 15-20 minutes. Still get the taste of smoke, but not as intense. Can't wait to now try it for a slow smoke over several hours.  :great
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Post by: DM on July 04, 2016, 07:46PM
I love the smoke flavor.

250 indirect for 4 to 4.5 hrs is what I use for a St Louis rack. I generally pick ribs that have a medium amount of fat and I don't trim it off. I do remove the membrane and put a rub on it. An hour before their ready I coat with sauce.
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 05, 2016, 08:49PM
I'm having a good time trying out this smoker box I bought. Today I smoked chicken leg qtrs. Used an applewood dry rub, and apple wood chips. Very tasty. Got the hang of using the smoker box. But the only drawback is I have to move the bbq away from the house when smoking. I had a ton of smoke going today. And today was one of those hot, muggy days with no breeze. My whole back deck area was in a fog of apple wood smoke. Had to close the back doors and windows, or else I would've smoked out my house. But now I know better.
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Post by: bob on July 10, 2016, 01:21PM
Finally got my filtration system working in my small pond.  Fish hate it ... I guess the dark water used to offer the, more coverage.  Cost me almot $500 between pumps, filter and uv light treatment. 

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM_l7owWy6A#)

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Post by: Postal Bob on July 10, 2016, 03:43PM
Can I bring my fishing pole?
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Post by: DM on July 10, 2016, 05:45PM
Looks nice
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Post by: xdguy on July 10, 2016, 07:29PM
 :bravisimo very nice
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Post by: Keepkool on July 10, 2016, 08:54PM
Raccoon's should have a problem spotting their next meal.
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Post by: mando on July 12, 2016, 11:10AM
You know your in Texas when you server sausage and peppers with crispy bread and everyone eats the cheese burgers.

We had a group of people over for an early 4th. I make a pretty decent dish of sausage and peppers and no one other than me and my wife touched it. There is no Italian down here at all.
Che Cazzo!
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Post by: DM on July 15, 2016, 10:52AM
Don't try this at home.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/173255270-story
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Post by: Sarge on July 15, 2016, 11:00AM
Waffle House rules!
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 15, 2016, 12:53PM
Don't try this at home.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/173255270-story (http://www.fox4news.com/news/173255270-story)
You crazy Texans with your CCW, always shooting first, ask questions later. That could've been Obama's son, if he had one.  :D
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Post by: bob on July 15, 2016, 03:06PM
why in the world mess with the waffles...

For evil fighters Waffles are what the sun is to superman.  He is lucky to be alive.
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Post by: DM on July 15, 2016, 05:44PM
Lol. The odds certainly were against him.
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Post by: bob on July 16, 2016, 03:37PM
2016 first meeting of the Guapo Kayak club

[attach=1]
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Post by: DM on July 16, 2016, 06:50PM
Nice
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Post by: xdguy on July 16, 2016, 10:07PM
Perfect day for it.
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Post by: xdguy on July 18, 2016, 10:13AM
Armor Museum closed this week because of the mudder event at Old Bethpage, normally closed Monday and Tuesday anyway but already going through withdrawal   :bigL
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Post by: bob on July 18, 2016, 01:22PM
btw, has anyone heard of his majesty?  You know the Queen of never ending ailments and such...

(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/0/0d/GBUColtNavyPercussion-3.jpg/600px-GBUColtNavyPercussion-3.jpg)
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 18, 2016, 01:39PM
Oh, he's been present at the last 2 Lipsa matches. He was was there yesterday, in all his glory. Not necessarily shooting, but was there.
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Post by: bob on July 18, 2016, 10:53PM
Glad to hear.

How about sbninja?
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 18, 2016, 11:31PM
Glad to hear.

How about sbninja?


Sad to say

http://youtu.be/K8E_zMLCRNg (http://youtu.be/K8E_zMLCRNg)
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Post by: catahwho on July 18, 2016, 11:54PM
Had a nice conversation with him yesterday, about all our ailments of course.
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Post by: DM on July 20, 2016, 06:28PM
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/07/20/assault-weapons-ban-extension-copycat-massachusetts-maura-healey/
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Post by: bob on July 20, 2016, 06:44PM
So they are banning the guns not what makes them Evil (as per those who know nothing about firearms)
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Post by: bob on July 20, 2016, 06:50PM
As We know The law does not ban actual model or style of weapons, it bans features which it deems illegal and in combination.  So if an AR is totally compliant with said features, it is not loophole.  It is just that a compliant and therefore legal firearm.

They don't want to say this.  But this is the truth.  AR = Assault Rifle.  People truly believe that when you say Assault weapon, or rifle, you are talking about the AR 15 which in their minds was banned.  Note they don't show AKs or M14's or any other current or old semi auto military style rifle.  They show only the AR. 

Ask anyone to draw or show you a picture of that they consider an assault rifle and they will show you an AR. 

ARs are not banned but the majority of folks think that was what the law banned in NYC, CT or Boston...  It is just amazing how these politicians can be so ignorant or play on the ignorance of their constituency
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 20, 2016, 06:53PM
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/07/20/assault-weapons-ban-extension-copycat-massachusetts-maura-healey/ (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/07/20/assault-weapons-ban-extension-copycat-massachusetts-maura-healey/)

Quote
“If a gun’s operating system is essentially the same as a banned weapon, or a gun’s component parts are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, it’s a copy and it’s illegal,” said Healey.
This cuts both ways, and can be the loophole to knock down the law. For, if so called assault weapons, have the same operating system as your standard semiautomatic hunting rifle. And if those hunting rifles are legal, and would probably never be challenged. Then it stands to reason those guns with the same operating system would also be legal. The more liberals and anti-gun people speak, the more they put their foot in their mouths.
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Post by: bob on July 20, 2016, 06:59PM
I am telling you they are gathering wood for the fire.  .... They are building up their case on each incident that happens. 

Between Islamic terrorism, mental illness and the sensationalism guaranteed to any copy cat that wants his/her name to famous, we have the next attack likely using a firearm guaranteed.
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Post by: DM on July 20, 2016, 07:36PM
There really is no difference between an ar and standard semi auto rifle like a ruger mini 14. They really want to ban all semi autos but they know they cant. Stunts like this might just get SCOTUS to pickup a case because they are being so vague about what's legal and not. The question is will the court be staffed to rule a 5/4 win by then.
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Post by: bob on July 21, 2016, 08:24PM
Loving this weather ...  :nicesummer
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Post by: xdguy on July 21, 2016, 10:05PM
Reading 90s again for the weekend
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Post by: xdguy on July 23, 2016, 03:47PM
Went to Sagamore Hill to see Teddy Roosevelt home. Nice to see someone more concerned with family then impressing the neighbors.
Never mind being such a great American
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Post by: bob on July 29, 2016, 05:50PM
Pipes are making bagging noise in my bathroom all of the sudden when I open the shower on... F'ck! 
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Post by: DM on July 29, 2016, 06:39PM
Expansion tank on the water heater probably took a shit.

Or you recently added an in ground sprinkler system and they installed a back flow preventer.
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Post by: xdguy on July 29, 2016, 10:02PM
Or the house is now haunted  :hide
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Post by: Sarge on July 30, 2016, 10:20AM
By the ghosts of Matches Missed!!! Mmmuuwwwhahhhaah!!!
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Post by: bob on July 30, 2016, 10:41AM
Expansion tank on the water heater probably took a shit.

Or you recently added an in ground sprinkler system and they installed a back flow preventer.
I just had those replaced a year ago when I converted from oil to gas.  It only does it for the shower and only in certain spots when I turn the knob... I am going to have someone look at it.  Is there a way to test your expansion tank on our own... like a poor man's check.... cause that is my situation... Handshakes and smiles don't go too far with plumbers and the like
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Post by: DM on July 30, 2016, 08:30PM
Too much to type but it seems to explained well here. If your getting it while it's running it could be related to the anti scald valve in the shower valve if you have one.

http://www.stevejenkins.com/blog/2013/12/testing-and-replacing-a-hot-water-expansion-tank/
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Post by: bob on July 31, 2016, 11:22AM
They installed one of those on the water tank out flow. 

Let me read the article.  Thanks DM
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Post by: bob on July 31, 2016, 12:57PM
Ok did the basic knock, knock test.  Loos like the back pressure tanks are ok.  Ordered the the water pressured meter.  I need to check that the water pressure matches the pressure set in the tank.  Because the issue only happens in the shower faucet I am inclined to think that is where the problem lies.  But I will do this preliminary check before I order repair kit for it.

Thanks DM this was very helpful
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Post by: DM on August 02, 2016, 07:04PM
So I pull up to one of my regular breakfast places and looked over to the truck parked next to me. Dude needed a support for his radar detector and used bulk pack of Winchester 9. That probably makes for good conversation during traffic stops.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160802/4e21d08a28700a9c9c3b6ffd1e77fe22.jpg)
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Post by: bob on August 03, 2016, 03:17PM
Madre de Dios
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Post by: bob on August 12, 2016, 12:55AM
Today I went to the Barnes and Noble near my rancho.  I walked over to the music area to check the inventory.  While perusing through the Jazz section in vinyl, ahem, I noticed a monitor showing some fat señor that seemed to be also in the same area I was, coincidentally wearing the same shirt color I was sporting.  Nothing against the overweight folk, so I kept to my business.  I grab an LP I wanted to buy and as I take my first step towards the cashier, fatso moves too... Hmm, cautious I took a step back... And To my disdain, and mental anguish, it dawn on me that mr. "I ate one burger too many" was yourstruly.  Oh my.  How the mighty have fallen :(
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Post by: radioman on August 12, 2016, 08:07AM
Did the same thing last week reviewing a security video in my office.
I'm thinking who is that fat guy that just walked by, then I realized it was me. Yikes!
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 13, 2016, 06:53PM
Had a most nerve wracking ride home today from picking up my son at work. Just as I got to his job, I had to brake somewhat hard. Something broke, and the brake pedal went to the floor. Barely had any brakes left. When I got out and looked, I saw brake fluid all on the inside of the rear wheel. So I knew I blew out the rear brake cylinder. I was 13 miles from home, with nothing much more than the parking brake, and some very limited braking. Needless to say, it was an adventure coming home. Drove no more than 25-30 mph, with the emergency flashers on the whole time. And took all small roads avoiding the highway. And tried to brake as much as possible with the parking brake. By the time I got home, most of the fluid was gone in the reservoir, and I had almost no brakes at all.   :phew
Refilled the reservoir at home. And will take it to the garage early tomorrow, as they're open Sunday, and leave it there to fix.
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Post by: DM on August 13, 2016, 07:34PM
That's some scary stuff. Glad it ended well.
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 13, 2016, 07:47PM
Interesting thing, while I was crawling home, a police car was right behind me on my bumper. Since I had the flashers on, and he stood behind me for a few blocks, I figured he was going to pull me over. No deal. He eventually made a right turn into one of those auxiliary police booth stations. Can't even get pulled over when you want to.  :wink
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Post by: xdguy on August 13, 2016, 10:01PM
Lucky they now have the system broken into 2 parts a right and left. So that you had some brakes. Smart move going home that way.
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Post by: DM on August 13, 2016, 10:17PM
Interesting thing, while I was crawling home, a police car was right behind me on my bumper. Since I had the flashers on, and he stood behind me for a few blocks, I figured he was going to pull me over. No deal. He eventually made a right turn into one of those auxiliary police booth stations. Can't even get pulled over when you want to.  :wink

Probably would have wrote you some equipment violation tickets.

Actually joking, I've always been treated more than fairly on traffic stops.
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Post by: bob on August 14, 2016, 11:31AM
Thank god you were not at high speeds

There is only so much the parking break could do.

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Post by: Postal Bob on August 14, 2016, 01:39PM
Got it all fixed today. New brakes, cylinders, and re-cut drums. Nice to be able stop normally again.
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Post by: bob on August 14, 2016, 05:25PM
 :money
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 14, 2016, 06:08PM
:money
Actually not as bad as I thought. Couldn't even buy a used Glock for what it cost me.  :wink
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Post by: xdguy on August 14, 2016, 10:28PM
Lucky a brake line didn't go.
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Post by: bob on August 20, 2016, 03:56PM
We live in the tropics now?

    I cannot recall seeing this much rain this time of the year... Not just rain, but a downpour of biblical proportion.  Maybe I should sharpen up my woodworking skills and start on the guapo ark.  I will take a pair of each kind: Open, Limited, Limited 10, single stack, production and revolver.

[attach=1]. ... Get in there!
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Post by: xdguy on August 20, 2016, 06:32PM
Nothing much here
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Post by: bob on August 24, 2016, 02:32PM
So I am cleaning my little 5x7 gun room.  And trying to put things in some sort of order.  I found out that if I need to reload in a hurry I would have to neck-size a 40 case to fit a 45acp bullet and use a magnum rifle primer, for  a round to defend myself.  Lol.,  I got little of this and too much of that.

So I am creating a spreadsheet with all my inventory and keeping track of what is low and not.  I will write a macro that will alert me when I am low of one thing vs the other.  I will post the spreadsheet here if others are interested in using it.

I Also do development work, one of my skills, and what I can do with pen and paper alone, I always find a way to write some code for it... Lol... Over Engineering is my thing.
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Post by: bob on August 30, 2016, 03:36PM
[attach=1]Enjoying the dAy at the village of Santa Poco
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Post by: DM on August 30, 2016, 05:40PM
Vacation?
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 30, 2016, 07:30PM
(http://guapoforum.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6395.0;attach=6896;image)Enjoying the dAy at the village of Santa Poco
Looks like a scene from "The magnificent Seven" movies. All it needs now are some Mexican banditos riding through, and Yul Brenner chasing them.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA#)

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Post by: bob on August 31, 2016, 01:11AM
:D. Yes
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Post by: bob on August 31, 2016, 02:59AM
I am in a constitutional carry state. 

And I am carrying nothing ... , not'ing :'(
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Post by: mando on August 31, 2016, 09:01AM
That's the funny thin g about carry. Every gun owner in NY is frustrated about not carrying in NY. But the few times I've carried all I could think was, man this is uncomfortable. I can't wait to get this thing off. Granted, it wasn't a "carry" pistol but I wonder what the actual percentage of gun owners would actually carry if allowed the right.
The important thing to remember in this discussion is that we should be able to choose whether or not to carry ourselves and not decided by our government.
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Post by: DM on August 31, 2016, 05:24PM
That issue goes away when you find the right gun and holster. You really forget you have it on most times. But it did take me 4 holsters to figure it out.
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Post by: bob on September 01, 2016, 12:31AM
Today at a store they had a shooting gallery with real single action pistols.  The bullets were paint bullets in a real case and I assume real primer.  If I have to guess no powder.  My son shot one.  This was in a gift shop store.  The shooting gallery was right in front of the cashier area.  The bang was loud but not too loud that it required ear muffs.  It was just odd for me to see that ... Freedom is truly appreciated when lost
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Post by: DM on September 01, 2016, 04:24AM
Sounds cool
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Post by: bob on September 02, 2016, 12:42AM
[attach=1]

The people were jubilant
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 02, 2016, 07:14AM
(Attachment Link)

The people were jubilant
But the horse had to be put down afterward with a broken back.  :D
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Post by: DM on September 02, 2016, 11:39AM
Looks like the good old days.
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Post by: catahwho on September 02, 2016, 12:14PM
That horse in the picture (the one standing) looks like he's in some pain.
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Post by: bob on September 02, 2016, 04:21PM
I think I needed a bigger sombrero
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Post by: xdguy on September 02, 2016, 06:46PM
You look so confident both Hans on reins and legs wrapped around him :bigL
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Post by: bob on September 02, 2016, 08:45PM
They had many piñatas[attach=1]
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Post by: catahwho on September 02, 2016, 09:35PM
Are you filming the second sequel to roots.
Are those Mayan symbols?
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Post by: Sarge on September 02, 2016, 10:56PM
They had many piñatas (Attachment Link)

Mexican MuMu?
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Post by: DM on September 03, 2016, 12:30AM
I think he really might be in Santa Poco
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Post by: OldGarandDad on September 04, 2016, 11:09AM
Bob, that design makes you look like a target with Quetzalcoatl being the bulls eye.
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Post by: bob on September 05, 2016, 11:27AM
Oh I had a great Time.  Dry heat and 100+ temps cleared my sinuses in a hurry.   El Guapo loves the desert :companero
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Post by: DM on September 05, 2016, 11:38AM
Arizona?
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Post by: bob on September 05, 2016, 11:49AM
Yes :somb4 TUCSON to be exact. 

Or what used to be Mexico back in the good old 1820's
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Post by: bob on September 07, 2016, 08:51AM
So I am searching for a good healthy coffee option to Folgers.  Any recommendations?  Brand and places to get it from?
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 07, 2016, 09:13AM
What do you mean by "healthy"? Buy real gourmet coffee, and you'll enjoy it more, and won't worry about healthy.
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Post by: bob on September 07, 2016, 09:29AM
Not doing any market research.  Just want to taste real coffee without additives or chemicals.  Thanks
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 07, 2016, 01:04PM
Then go to a store that sells a variety of whole bean coffees. And many of those, also have organic coffee too. But they get real expensive. If there's a Fairway store near you, they have about 50 varieties of whole bean coffee.
But, keep in mind, the best coffe is monkey poop coffee.   https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.themostexpensivecoffee.com/monkey-poop-coffee/&ved=0ahUKEwiv69OXzf3OAhXk5oMKHbmTDKcQFggtMAE&usg=AFQjCNFctUTQrCgYDDEwzd31-h6IrDBzKA&sig2=wIQluIJBX-eA_UmhX-xUpg (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.themostexpensivecoffee.com/monkey-poop-coffee/&ved=0ahUKEwiv69OXzf3OAhXk5oMKHbmTDKcQFggtMAE&usg=AFQjCNFctUTQrCgYDDEwzd31-h6IrDBzKA&sig2=wIQluIJBX-eA_UmhX-xUpg)
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Post by: DM on September 07, 2016, 01:27PM
Trader Joes is another place to check out
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Post by: bob on September 07, 2016, 02:22PM
Cool ... Thanks
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Post by: bob on September 07, 2016, 06:17PM
And I started the Guapo diet.  Sadly I must cut down on waffles.  :'(
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Post by: Sarge on September 07, 2016, 08:24PM
My fitness pal app....works
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Post by: catahwho on September 07, 2016, 08:57PM
My fitness pal app....works

Agree but you need to actually log everything you consume. Also a Fitbit or app to log your activity / inactivity.
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Post by: bob on September 07, 2016, 10:15PM
Doing Atkins ...
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Post by: radioman on September 08, 2016, 10:06AM
I have a fitbit, works great.
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Post by: bob on September 08, 2016, 01:03PM
Ok what is a Fitbit?
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Post by: DM on September 08, 2016, 01:30PM
Activity tracking watch. It estimates your calories burned in a day. You log your food in the app and it helps you stay in a 500 calorie per day deficit for weight loss. People use it for different reasons though.
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Post by: bob on September 08, 2016, 04:55PM
I just ate a juicy steak with some salad ... Thank you Atkins

I might have to take on hunting.  Buying good meat ain't cheap

I needs me some squirrels ...
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 08, 2016, 06:49PM
I just ate a juicy steak with some salad ... Thank you Atkins

I might have to take on hunting.  Buying good meat ain't cheap

I needs me some squirrels ...

Season started last Thursday.  :shoot
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Post by: bob on September 08, 2016, 06:57PM
What are you doing this weekend ?

[attach=1] ... Woohoo
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 08, 2016, 09:57PM
Unfortunately I have to go up to CT for a retirement party for a friend of my wife. He was a school principal. The place will be filled with super liberals, in a state that's super liberal. Hoping there's no political discussions started, because I don't know if I'll be able to contain myself in a room full of ultra liberals and Clinton supporters.  :onfire
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Post by: DM on September 09, 2016, 03:53AM
That sounds painful. Best of luck.
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Post by: bob on September 09, 2016, 10:40AM
If they serve tequila, try to down in it.  That is what I do.  It has a numbing effect, you may even start agreeing with them.  That way when you wake up the next day it will feel like a really bad dream.  A huge headache but nothing is for free in this life unfortunately.
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Post by: radioman on September 09, 2016, 02:35PM
Gong to a birthday party for a one year old.
Yikes!
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Post by: bob on September 09, 2016, 02:38PM
1 year old.  That maybe the only time you can flip a liberal to become a down to earth conservative.  Good luck
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 10, 2016, 12:26PM
Looking on the map where I have to go in CT, it seems it's not too far from Sandy Hook and Newton.   :noway 
Maybe I should just wear my Dawson t-shirt, the one with a big picture of a 2011 on the back. What do I have to lose, as I'll be in the belly of the beast anyway.  :thinking
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Post by: Sarge on September 10, 2016, 06:14PM
See if this is available. They'll  love it.
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 10, 2016, 06:17PM
Luckily between the loud music, eating, drinking, and other activities, there wasn't much conversation possible. All quiet on the western front.
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Post by: bob on September 11, 2016, 08:42AM
I wonder whatever happened to that guy who went on, or tried, that silly  "rescue" mission in that truck. 
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Post by: xdguy on September 11, 2016, 08:33PM
Sure his bail put his business under and making plans for a long vacation unfortunately
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Post by: DM on September 11, 2016, 08:39PM
I would love to know the outcome as well.
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Post by: bob on September 20, 2016, 11:07PM
I hear gas prices are going up.
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 20, 2016, 11:24PM
They already did because of that gasoline pipeline leak. But the repairs are almost done, and once the gas is flowing again, prices will get back to what they were.
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Post by: bob on September 21, 2016, 09:03AM
That is the hitch.  Gas prices go up quickly, but going down takes a while.  If they can repair it before it gets to us, then we may be spared.
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Post by: xdguy on September 21, 2016, 09:34AM
Coming into the change of gas formula prices should stay same
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Post by: DM on September 21, 2016, 09:48AM
I thought this was a southern issue and someone was using it as an excuse to raise prices on LI. Turns out it really does involve
NY.

"A section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly 250,000 gallons was discovered in rural Shelby County, Ala."
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Post by: bob on September 22, 2016, 09:17PM
If you have ROKU

Installed Pluto Tv...that and Netflix you can drop all your cable channels... NICE
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Post by: DM on September 22, 2016, 09:18PM
Good info
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Post by: bob on September 28, 2016, 05:23PM
So I did my yearly physical ... I found out the clinic has changed owners ... So I gots me a new doctore.  Really cool guy.  I call him Dr. O.  He was kind enough to inform me looking at my medical records that two years ago my bad cholesterol was high.  And that I had a vitamin D deficiency 3 years ago.  He says, you still with us and based on what we have done today in seemingly good health.  So I made an appointment to see him next week to go over my blood results. 

Can you believe that shit?  The previous F'ckers never informed me about any of this. 
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Post by: catahwho on September 28, 2016, 06:21PM
You are your own best advocate.
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 28, 2016, 09:10PM
I just had my blood test last week in preparation for my yearly physical. Since I'm registered with the lab(Quest Diagnostics), the results are automatically sent to my email. They give all the results, and show the range in simple colors of green(good) and red(bad). Then I know, even before seeing the doctor, what the results are. And they chart them for the last several years so I can compare how I'm doing year to year. All green this year, with the results the same, or better than last year. Hopefully, that means I won't be dying anytime soon.  :rtThumb  And now I'll procrastinate somewhat actually seeing the doctor, since I know my blood results are good. The only thing he'll do is an EKG, blood pressure, lung test, and the finger up your ass test.  :shocked Plus tell me how I'm overweight. That coming from a doctor who's tipping the scales himself.  :D
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Post by: cas on September 28, 2016, 10:34PM
The only thing he'll do is an EKG, blood pressure, lung test, and the finger up your ass test. 

You can do all that online now, they have an Ap for that. I hope you have a small phone.
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Post by: DM on September 28, 2016, 10:42PM
Lmao


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Post by: bob on September 28, 2016, 11:02PM
Oh my... Lmao
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Post by: catahwho on September 29, 2016, 01:57AM
Whatever the test is I get a hard or electronic copy, read it, also have it forwarded to Primary Care Physician if you are seeing a specialist, if a specialist ordered the test have the office copy the PCP. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 29, 2016, 05:44AM
The only thing he'll do is an EKG, blood pressure, lung test, and the finger up your ass test. 

You can do all that online now, they have an Ap for that. I hope you have a small phone.

Oh, so you tried it already.  :wink
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Post by: xdguy on September 29, 2016, 09:55AM
 :horror :bigL
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Post by: bob on September 30, 2016, 08:32AM
So I gots me some medicine for acid reflux and that has helped me in that department.  So I took the time to read the paper that comes with it.  The possible side effects of it make acid reflux look like a simple case of the common cold.  Wow ... I mean it did the trick, but had I read that stuff before I would've had some serious second thoughts...
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Post by: xdguy on September 30, 2016, 09:34AM
Unfortunately that is the case now with all medication lawyer money as made it so if a person who took it had it happen they list it.
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Post by: bob on October 06, 2016, 09:40PM
Anyone prepping for the storm? 

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Post by: DM on October 06, 2016, 10:15PM
It doesn't seem like it will head anywhere near NY. I suppose that is subject to change though.


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Post by: cas on October 06, 2016, 11:27PM
I'm watching twice as much internet porn now, just in case the power goes out later in the week.
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Post by: DM on October 09, 2016, 09:00AM
I'm enjoying a .50 cup of coffee at my local breakfast place. It just doesn't seem possible.


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Post by: cas on October 09, 2016, 09:56AM
http://youtu.be/Df-9UNfEnCk (http://youtu.be/Df-9UNfEnCk)
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Post by: Postal Bob on October 09, 2016, 09:58AM
I'm enjoying a .50 cup of coffee at my local breakfast place. It just doesn't seem possible.


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Everything's better, and bigger in Texas.

(http://freerangepaleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Giant-Coffee-Cup-300x189.jpg)
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Post by: bob on October 09, 2016, 10:06AM
Windy and raining this morning.  Looks ugly and dangerous out there.  Wait I see my wife coming back from walking Blondie.  Let me see what she has to say...
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Post by: xdguy on October 09, 2016, 11:11AM
Perfect day to sit and watch football
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Post by: cas on October 09, 2016, 05:24PM
I was going to LIPSA today. Nope, too much.  I can deal with the rain, but just a little too cool for that. Oh well.
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Post by: bob on October 09, 2016, 08:16PM
I really want to do like a trap shooting day like we did once before. 

Buy a couple of clays and Just shoot.  It does require at least two people.  :(
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Post by: cas on October 09, 2016, 08:23PM
Nah....  empty gun trap. Bolt open, gun empty....  pull... load, close, fire!   Now that's practicing. Fun and challanging as well.

The down side was trying to reset and load the thrower with one hand, or putting the gun down every time. Phooey.
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Post by: DM on October 09, 2016, 08:30PM
I saw a guy there once tie the rope to his belt hook. He would just shift his stance to get the bird to launch.


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Post by: 03k64 on October 10, 2016, 12:54PM
I bought some clothes at Kohls this weekend and when I got home, I realized they forgot to take the security tag off. I was ready to drive back and start complaining but then I remembered that they just use a strong magnet to remove them. Grabbed my belt rig with the magnetic magazine holder and popped the tag right off.  First time I've actually had a use for the magnet.
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Post by: DM on October 10, 2016, 01:15PM
Kind of surprised it's that easy but glad it worked out for you.


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Post by: 03k64 on October 10, 2016, 01:20PM
I was ready to grab an old hard drive and use the magnets from that but the magazine holder was right there.
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Post by: bob on October 10, 2016, 07:39PM
genius !  Ordering one of those ... I may have to go on a shopping spree
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Post by: 03k64 on October 12, 2016, 11:20AM
Don't forget to set aside money for bail.  :o
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Post by: bob on October 12, 2016, 03:50PM
Ye of little faith
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Post by: cas on October 17, 2016, 03:09PM
http://youtu.be/JNgCM7zp30M (http://youtu.be/JNgCM7zp30M)
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Post by: DM on October 17, 2016, 03:38PM
Looks like damn good food for a school. We had soggy microwaved burgers with greasy raw french fries, uncooked pizza, or pasta so over cooked it was like mashed potatoes.


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Post by: bob on October 17, 2016, 03:59PM
I needed that today. Thank you.  That ws great 8)
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Post by: cas on October 17, 2016, 06:41PM
Pretty neat ad campaign.

http://youtu.be/44UC6muN8KY (http://youtu.be/44UC6muN8KY)
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Post by: cas on October 17, 2016, 06:59PM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/31_photo.jpg)

^ Sept. 2015



Oct. 2016

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/2_photo.JPG)

Swell.
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Post by: bob on October 18, 2016, 08:24AM
Been going down memory lane ... Whatever happened to the famous hunter Ron Target, and the Captain? Lost track of those fine gents.
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Post by: xdguy on October 18, 2016, 08:55AM
?
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Post by: cas on October 18, 2016, 09:07AM
They're both alive. I see Ron online elsewhere now and then.

The Captain swings by this site once in a while, I believe he's in the "life got in the way" group now as far as shooting.
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Post by: bob on October 18, 2016, 09:31AM
Glad to hear. 

We are at that age when people start to just drop. 

I have a very good friend of mind and ex co-worker.  He was my lunch buddy.  Funny as hell and an all around good guy.  I used to call him El Blanco.  Well Blanco moved on to anothe job and the last time I saw him was almost a year ago.  He texted me a few months back to let me know his cell phone changed.  I save his new info and life got in the way.  Meant to call him all this time.  Now I have been trying to call him just to go into voice mail.  I don't know where exactly he lives.  I hope he is on vacation, but it would really suck if one of those life changing events paid him a visit and I missed it.  Praying he just hates my guts for some reason and just ignoring my calls, or he is on a 2 weeks vacation ... :(
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Post by: radioman on October 18, 2016, 10:03AM
Maybe try to find him on social media?
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Post by: bob on October 18, 2016, 10:23AM
Good idea.  Not sure if he is on Facebook... Worth a try
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Post by: bob on October 18, 2016, 02:11PM
Nope not on facebook... Hmmm I will give it a couple of weeks and the try again.

It is so easy to lose touch of people these days. 
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Post by: radioman on October 18, 2016, 04:47PM
Try googling his name
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Post by: bob on October 18, 2016, 04:56PM
Did.  Looks like he is not in the obituaries online ... Good news.  I will him back in a week or so.  Maybe he is out of the country on vacation... Or jail.
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Post by: DM on October 18, 2016, 08:33PM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/31_photo.jpg)

^ Sept. 2015



Oct. 2016

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/2_photo.JPG)

Swell.

It's certainly hard to get motivated for a job like that.


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Post by: xdguy on October 21, 2016, 08:50AM
Been in North Carolina for a week, what a difference driving around the areas looking at lots and homes. IF you pass someone and DON'T wave hello you get the same look as home as if you DID wave hello.
 Found some nice things here and getting more info on some so we'll see. Interesting item buy the land and own for a year and most of it's value is then put toward your needed payment to get a mortgage to build.
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Post by: radioman on October 21, 2016, 09:24AM
South Carolina also nice. Very Friendly
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Post by: DM on October 21, 2016, 01:03PM
It is quite different for sure. Waving is mandatory and if you stop on the side of the road near where I live you will have people stop and ask of your ok.

Glad your looking in NC.

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Post by: OldGarandDad on October 21, 2016, 03:32PM
Decided to retire the old avatar and get a new one more appropriate.

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Post by: xdguy on October 21, 2016, 08:26PM
 :bravisimo
Very nice
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Post by: xdguy on October 21, 2016, 08:34PM
Looking around Wilmington area, half way point to NY and Fla. For a 1 day drive.
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Post by: DM on October 21, 2016, 08:54PM
Do it and don't look back. Zero regrets here.


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Post by: cas on October 29, 2016, 10:09AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/149959.jpg)
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Post by: xdguy on October 29, 2016, 07:47PM
 :nopuede
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Post by: bob on October 30, 2016, 01:06AM
There is some vodoo magic in that one
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Post by: bob on October 30, 2016, 10:41PM
so today I ran some Pex pipes for my mom's washer machine.  She has washer machines in her basement.  But in order for the home aid to go and do laundry she has to leave my mom unattended for periods of time.  That was creating concern with my younger brother.  He and my sister bought one of those 110 v laudry machines and dryer combination.  I was only on the hook for the connection.  Location: Kitchen.  So as you can imagine the kitchen was not equipped for such thing.  So I watched lots of videos on Pex plumbing and I was like, wait I can do that.  And indeed I did.  The system is so easy and once you follow certain rules, small ones, the system is fast and no leaks.  Everything is compression fitting. Today the laundry machine did its initial first wash and I am a hero. 

I hate the whole soldering thingy with copper, mainly because I was not good at it.  this is is just plastic tubing and crushing rings.  The tools needed will set you back 75-100 Americanos.   But if you have to do a quick plumbing job and you don't mind the initial cost of the tools and rather appreciate more your time spent and vested effort.  Well Pex piping is the way to go!

this is the system I chose and the one carried by home depot and lowes

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYfn9DPAlVg#)
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Post by: cas on October 31, 2016, 12:35AM
I don't trust it. :D

I've used it a few times, but only places I can keep an eye on it. lol
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Post by: radioman on October 31, 2016, 10:22AM
PEX is great stuff. Have been using it for a while.
Little expensive but way easier than sweating with a torch and solder
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Post by: DM on October 31, 2016, 11:38AM
Every new home they are building down here is strictly PEX.

The cost savings on labor is pretty big as the install is much faster.


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Post by: cas on October 31, 2016, 03:13PM
Even copper has gotten away from solder. They want to pro-press everything. It saves the contractor loads of time. The fact that a coupling, elbow or valve costs 10-15 times as much as a sweat fitting doesn't matter to them because they're passing the cost off to you. (And then some)
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2016, 12:03AM
^ I did a job this summer where we installed a 3" pro-press ball valve. A solder in valve that size would be in the $75-$125 range depending.  The pro-press valve we installed was just under $400
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2016, 12:15AM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/31_photo.jpg)

^ Sept. 2015



Oct. 2016

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/2_photo.JPG)

Swell.

It's certainly hard to get motivated for a job like that.


How's about this!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/websize/IMG_0590.JPG)

The "fun" fact is that between the photo up top and this photo, I had the engine completely back together. Swell. 

Before I started working on it, I did a compression test. The drives side, cylinders #2-4-6 all had 120lbs of compression.  The passengers side, #1 had 120lbs. 3&5 had 60lbs.  So that's the side I did.

More fun in the process... there's 13 normal head bolts. One little one outside the head by the firewall.  I torque the head bolts and when I go to do the small one it won't tighten up. It just keeps spinning. Must be stripped? No way to work on it, so I have to pull the head again. Of course it uses torque to yield bolts, so once you torque them you can't reuse them. So that's $60 down the toilet. And once I have the head off, I can't find anything wrong with the threads on that small hole. The bolt tightens down fine. I have no idea what that was about, other than it cost me $60 and a week waiting for new bolts.

Anyway I take this friday off. Work on it a bit for three days. Sunday afternoon it's all done, engine all back together. She starts right up, but smokes. No big deal, theres still moisture in the cats and muffles. It smokes... and smokes and smokes. It's actually getting worse. Finally the engine throws a code for cylinder #6 misfiring. Son of a B*tch. I do a compression test and I'm still getting 120. But there's obviously water in the cylinder. So I took half a day today and took it all apart again. With the head off the head gasket is all jacked up, obviously blow. So MAYBE this coming weekend I can get it back together again. I hope the weather holds out.



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Post by: DM on November 02, 2016, 08:33AM
^ I did a job this summer where we installed a 3" pro-press ball valve. A solder in valve that size would be in the $75-$125 range depending.  The pro-press valve we installed was just under $400


I hadn't heard of this system up to now. Just googled it and it looks pretty good. Even available in stainless steel.

I can see this being big in NYC if code allows it. The process to shutdown smoke and fire systems for brazing and soldering always seemed like a PITA.


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Post by: DM on November 02, 2016, 08:45AM
So dear.... what did you do today? 

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/31_photo.jpg)

^ Sept. 2015



Oct. 2016

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/2_photo.JPG)

Swell.

It's certainly hard to get motivated for a job like that.


How's about this!




That really blows.

You can actually see how the coolant steam cleaned the rear piston.

Almost time for the gas can, match, insurance claim fix.


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Post by: bob on November 02, 2016, 09:06AM
A permanent real truck prop at LIPSA would be really cool.   ;)
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2016, 05:15PM
The pro-press fittings have a rubber O-ring in them.  They're supposed to last for "fifty years". Bullshit.

I think about how fast the chlorine eats up the flapper in your toilet tank. If they last 10-15 I'll be surprised.

We use them at work... somewhat. But the press costs $1800, so they won't buy one for every plumber. Plus a simple coupling that would cost $.50 to solder costs $6, so the ration them out extra sparingly. So it saves time soldering and not getting a hot work permit. But I spend a day trying to get the press and track down fittings. Then we do the job, and I have to return it. So that 10 minutes we saved soldering costs me 10 hours extra work. lmao
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Post by: bob on November 02, 2016, 07:15PM
If I haven't made this clear... I love bluegrass music.  :somb4

In a previous life I must've been a hillbilly of sorts.  the music feels like home ... I am not even sure I know what that means.  It just feels right
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Post by: xdguy on November 02, 2016, 07:22PM
Toe tapping music always a fun listen
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2016, 10:20PM
Well if you like Bluegrass covers of rock songs, here's another one I really like. Oddly these guys are from Finland. They have a lot of rock/metal covers, though I haven't been real crazy about most of them. Maybe because of their accent (they may be singing phonetically) but this one, a cover of a Metalica song I like.

http://youtu.be/3JFb_aOn6rc (http://youtu.be/3JFb_aOn6rc)
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Post by: bob on November 02, 2016, 10:24PM
Already a fan of theirs. 8)
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Post by: cas on November 02, 2016, 10:26PM
Of course not Bluegrass, but it reminded me of this one again.

http://youtu.be/iyTTX6Wlf1Y (http://youtu.be/iyTTX6Wlf1Y)
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Post by: bob on November 02, 2016, 10:29PM
http://youtu.be/YBVnKYOvWcs (http://youtu.be/YBVnKYOvWcs)
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Post by: xdguy on November 03, 2016, 11:08AM
 :rtThumb
Now that's MUSIC, not that rap crap.
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Post by: bob on November 04, 2016, 08:39PM
So now I am plumber.  With my new pex skills and YouTube I might start turning this into a side business...

I changed my boiler pressure relief valve and pressure tank to stop a leaky valve... Job got done and it only set me back $60 Americanos ...
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Post by: xdguy on November 05, 2016, 10:45AM
You tube can be your best friend, changed Glock ejector in 2 minutes with it first time.
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Post by: bob on November 05, 2016, 10:49AM
It just blows my sombrero to see these fine senores sharing their know how on video for no purpose other than to get likes and views.  It is a dream come true for do-it-yourself folks like us.  Nothing beats being shown with the ability to wind back and forth indefinitely.  I can' recall the last time I bought a book to learn how to do something.

God bless them all
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Post by: xdguy on November 05, 2016, 10:54AM
Agreed much easier to watch then figure out how from a diagram or pictures
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 05, 2016, 11:20AM
Quote
It is a dream come true for do-it-yourself folks like us.  Nothing beats being shown with the ability to wind back and forth indefinitely.
Ahh, that explains all the porno on your computer.  :rtThumb


 :laughlol
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Post by: bob on November 05, 2016, 12:47PM
Talking about computers and such ... Now what was a very fast and nimble iPad is slow as shit on a wall.  I am running the same program's as before ... What changed ..?

Thinking of going android.
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Post by: DM on November 05, 2016, 02:12PM
Might be factory reset time.


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Post by: bob on November 05, 2016, 02:57PM
Will do that
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 05, 2016, 05:14PM
Might be WikiLeaks hacking your emails.  :wink
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Post by: bob on November 05, 2016, 10:11PM
You never know
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Post by: xdguy on November 07, 2016, 09:06AM
 :muyenojado. On Facebook this morning on the LIFX site a moron brags about going to the new Field and Stream store, buying a ammo box with ammo in it that they rang up wrong and he walked out without paying for most of the ammo. The cashier only rang up 1 box of the ammo, really would like now knowing this immature person's name going to see the store manager telling him they need to better label the ammo box with ammo prices and this egotist name.
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Post by: bob on November 07, 2016, 06:39PM
Tread carefully.  This could cost this poor cashier his job.  I'd say let karma take care of things.  This person is a thief and his admission only speaks volumes of his stupidity ...
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Post by: bob on November 07, 2016, 07:15PM
So I have a neighbors who just had his son and his wife and kids move in with them.  They have about 6-7 cars.  They fit 4 in there drive way and the rest they park in front of other people's home, including mine.  Note where I live is pretty much suburbia and everyone has a driveway and a garage.  So having someone else parking everyday in front of your house is weird.  I know the street is public domain, but I want to see my house and the front landscape, not someone else's vehicle.  Anyways I walked over to my neighbor and asked for him to have his car parked elsewhere ... He told me he could park anywhere and I said the fact you can does not mean you should.  A heated argument ensued and the police was called by him.  The police officers explained to me what I already knew.  So I had no choice but cease complaining and adapt ... And adapt I did.  Today I got a new Honda Civic for the wife and I parked our minivan permanently in front of our house.  And it will remain that way ... Without moving it the minivan will likely outlive me. Fck them ..
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Post by: DM on November 07, 2016, 07:32PM
I like the mini van solution.


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Post by: Postal Bob on November 07, 2016, 08:00PM
You could've trained Blondie to pee on their car!  :ElDiablo
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Post by: xdguy on November 07, 2016, 10:10PM
 :laughlol
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Post by: bob on November 08, 2016, 02:14PM
... I got some brownie points... this morning I was awaken to a 5 minutes Jefa time session. .. :D

I am a hero.  Killed two birds with one stone.   :sombrerogirl
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Post by: cas on November 08, 2016, 05:24PM
Sad news from the reloading world, Mike Dillon passed yesterday at 81.

I had no idea he was that old, but when I think about it, the last time I "saw" him was in Dillion videos probably 20-25 years ago.
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Post by: DM on November 08, 2016, 06:04PM
Rip


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Post by: xdguy on November 08, 2016, 06:51PM
 :cascrying. RIP
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Post by: xdguy on November 08, 2016, 06:51PM
Hope all voted!
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Post by: bob on November 08, 2016, 11:32PM
RIP
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Post by: bob on November 08, 2016, 11:48PM
Hope all voted!

I asked my daughter who she wanted me to vote for.  She said  "trump is bad, but Hillary is much worse ... So Trump."  ... I said you got it.
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Post by: xdguy on November 09, 2016, 11:25PM
 :rejoice
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Post by: DM on November 10, 2016, 09:48PM
http://youtu.be/P_LOxq6j4FM (http://youtu.be/P_LOxq6j4FM)


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Post by: Postal Bob on November 10, 2016, 11:36PM
Loved how he made reference to the fact he lives, and can't use them(silencers) in "The Peoples Republic of NY". Maybe there is some hope for repeal of some of the Safe act legislation through a trickle down effect. We know Donald Trump Jr is a hunter and shooter. Certainly he understands what is happening in NY.  And now he'll have the ear of the next POTUS.  :wink
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Post by: DM on November 11, 2016, 11:28AM
The hearing protection act seems to have a lot of support. There will likely be a big push for it and it should pass.


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Post by: bob on November 11, 2016, 02:10PM
That hopefully is a right to protect your hearing, not a must. Also that could be misused imo ... ranges close to neighborhoods could in a twisted way use it.  And silencers are not cheap or adaptable to all guns.
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Post by: DM on November 11, 2016, 02:33PM
I see your point. Hadn't thought of it like that.

Prices should come way down once they are de-regulated though. Still would not want to be required to use one.


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Post by: cas on November 14, 2016, 09:52PM
I was just in Walmart buying wiper blades.

They're playing fucking christmas music.
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Post by: DM on November 14, 2016, 10:02PM
It's crazy. Home Depot has been selling Christmas lights and trees for about 3 weeks now.


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Post by: radioman on November 14, 2016, 10:24PM
Unbelievable
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 15, 2016, 08:43AM
It's crazy. Home Depot has been selling Christmas lights and trees for about 3 weeks now.


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At least that long or more. Went into a Lowe's about a month ago, and they had all the Christmas decorations and trees for sale.
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Post by: bob on November 15, 2016, 09:34AM
Meanwhile, Somewhere in the village of Santo Poco :cui


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Post by: Sarge on November 16, 2016, 07:16AM
Looks like Liberace's tree!
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Post by: cas on November 16, 2016, 07:22AM
Is that a tree?  I thought he had a model volcano in the house.
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Post by: bob on November 16, 2016, 08:58AM
That was last year

(http://www.theastrocowboy.com/Mlist/close.gif) :cui
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Post by: cas on November 16, 2016, 10:05PM
NSFW :bobwink

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/COCK.gif)

http://youtu.be/u4D3UdxM3OU (http://youtu.be/u4D3UdxM3OU)
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Post by: bob on November 17, 2016, 05:00PM
Following the same line of reasoning ... Nothing beats learning keywords in Spanish from a Colombian national :D

http://youtu.be/yS1qV8FBuUg#ws (http://youtu.be/yS1qV8FBuUg#ws)
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Post by: bob on November 18, 2016, 08:36AM
Another piece of Spanish we all need to familiarize with.

http://youtu.be/v2aKb9YLjD8 (http://youtu.be/v2aKb9YLjD8)
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Post by: xdguy on November 19, 2016, 10:54PM
Find it ironic and funny the ones responsible for political correctness are now worse then anyone else ever was. :bigL
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Post by: DM on November 20, 2016, 12:31PM
Find it ironic and funny the ones responsible for political correctness are now worse then anyone else ever was. :bigL


100% true.




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Post by: mando on November 21, 2016, 12:58PM
Hey all, trying to get back into the swing of things. First time on sight in about two months. Glad everyone is still here.
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Post by: bob on November 21, 2016, 01:41PM
We have had some desertions but the core is still here.  I almost counted you amongst the few we lost.  8)

Glad to hear from you. 

Viva el Mondo!
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Post by: DM on November 21, 2016, 01:53PM
Hey all, trying to get back into the swing of things. First time on sight in about two months. Glad everyone is still here.
Good to see you back.


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Post by: Postal Bob on November 21, 2016, 01:54PM
Hey all, trying to get back into the swing of things. First time on sight in about two months. Glad everyone is still here.
Hmm, you didn't have to leave and spend some time back in the "old country", did you?  :D   

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/godfather/images/1/1c/Michael_in_Sicily.png/revision/latest?cb=20110109124103)
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Post by: mando on November 21, 2016, 03:26PM
Nope, mostly state side travel but did just return from 2 weeks in China.
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Post by: xdguy on November 21, 2016, 06:43PM
 :nopuede
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Post by: mando on November 22, 2016, 12:55PM
So, while I was in China, I found this and thought it quite interesting for a country that completely bans civilian ownership of firearms.
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Post by: bob on November 22, 2016, 02:36PM
Even here nonsense abounds. I went to DICKS today and bought a box of 22.  The cashier asked me if this was for a handgun.  It's been a while since I bought anything at big stores gun related.  So I answered yes.  He asked me for my pistol license.  I no longer carry it with me, once I found out if you lose it you could have your license suspended.  It is in the rulebook and since I don't ccw why take the chance.  Anyways, I told him that I I had forgotten it, then it dawn on me, so I quickly said , -wait, sorry this is for a rifle.  He said ok and I paid. 

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Post by: DM on November 22, 2016, 02:47PM
Lol. What a waste of time.


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Post by: Postal Bob on November 22, 2016, 03:24PM
Depending on what store, and where the cashiers are, they bring the ammo to the register instead of letting you carry it there.  :diosmio3
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Post by: bob on November 22, 2016, 03:54PM
I have had that happened to me at wallmart.  At Dicks I walked it over to the register with th ammo in hand  The 22 ammo was inside a cabinet just behind the counter at the outdoors section.  Which brings another silly observation.  You have to ask to be handed 22 lr ammo, but can pick up shotgun slugs off the shelves.  Does that seem right to you?
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Post by: Postal Bob on November 22, 2016, 04:33PM
Because its also used in handguns?

But if you go to the new Field and Stream store, all ammo is on the shelves like at Cabelas.
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Post by: DM on November 22, 2016, 06:58PM
Which brings another silly observation.  You have to ask to be handed 22 lr ammo, but can pick up shotgun slugs off the shelves.  Does that seem right to you?


It's really amazing.


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Post by: bob on November 22, 2016, 10:49PM
I had a chance to talk to MarcoF's daughter Katherine. She reminded me of my favorite movie.

She is going to,school to become a forensic pathologist or maybe it was forensic crime investigator... I am not sure, but Marco mentioned she witnessed an entire autopsy.  This is what would happened to me if I run into one

http://youtu.be/oK1X8SfGMs8 (http://youtu.be/oK1X8SfGMs8)
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Post by: bob on November 23, 2016, 09:05AM
If you don't mind the popup and ads this pretty funny

http://southtips.com/syrian-rebel-member-grabs-cell-phone-to-take-selfie-forgets-its-the-remote-for-a-bomb/ (http://southtips.com/syrian-rebel-member-grabs-cell-phone-to-take-selfie-forgets-its-the-remote-for-a-bomb/)
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Post by: bob on November 25, 2016, 09:38PM
Madre de Dios.  If this is any indication of years to come... Ay caramba.

So a week ago I had this weird pain in my right knee.  I could barely bend it or use it to push myself up.  Then it subsided and well nothing to it.  Then my left butt cheek started hurting like my beloved burro had kicked me.  I could barely walk ... That is coming and going... Now the pain is moving to the left side of my back.  I am having problems turning my head to the right.  And this is just happening...

WTF?
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Post by: DM on November 25, 2016, 10:14PM
Getting old sucks. It really does.


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Post by: bob on November 26, 2016, 12:01PM
in other news.

My tactic to park my minivan in front of my house to stop my neighbor from parking in front of it seems now to hav e a following.  My other neighbor across the street and one house over started to park his old Honda Civic in front of his house too.  He barely drives that car.  He also strategically parked it so that there is no space for another car in front or behind it.   Good for him

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Post by: Keepkool on November 26, 2016, 02:55PM
in other news.

My tactic to park my minivan in front of my house to stop my neighbor from parking in front of it seems now to hav e a following.  My other neighbor across the street and one house over started to park his old Honda Civic in front of his house too.  He barely drives that car.  He also strategically parked it so that there is no space for another car in front or behind it.   Good for him



if you need ill send over a few to park in front of your house
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Post by: cas on November 27, 2016, 10:35AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/nath.jpg)

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/ron-glass-star-barney-miller-firefly-dead-71-n688676 (http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/ron-glass-star-barney-miller-firefly-dead-71-n688676)
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Post by: bob on November 27, 2016, 02:01PM
Oh my

RIP
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Post by: bob on November 27, 2016, 06:32PM
The Brady Bunch Mom actress passed away too.  :(
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Post by: xdguy on November 27, 2016, 09:19PM
A lousy weekend for celebs, then again Castro also.
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Post by: mando on November 28, 2016, 09:37AM
Madre de Dios.  If this is any indication of years to come... Ay caramba.

So a week ago I had this weird pain in my right knee.  I could barely bend it or use it to push myself up.  Then it subsided and well nothing to it.  Then my left butt cheek started hurting like my beloved burro had kicked me.  I could barely walk ... That is coming and going... Now the pain is moving to the left side of my back.  I am having problems turning my head to the right.  And this is just happening...

WTF?
Sounds like sciatica.
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Post by: bob on November 29, 2016, 09:27AM
 Today I am feeling a lot better.  I think that going out this weekend and actually walking helped.

I think it is more atrophy setting in.  This sedentary life style is coming back to haunt me.  I need to build something, a long term project.  Let me see what Mr. Trump has for yourstruly.  He called and left a message.
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Post by: cas on December 04, 2016, 10:16PM
http://youtu.be/CbCgxfY44fc (http://youtu.be/CbCgxfY44fc)
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Post by: xdguy on December 05, 2016, 10:02AM
 :bigL
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Post by: bob on December 05, 2016, 10:19PM
I ordered some stuff online and as much as I  hate waiting for the stuff to get home, I always expect these to beat the expected delivery day, by a day or two.  Not this time.  FedEx and UPS seem to have delivery delays ; my stuff is already a day late.
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 05, 2016, 10:27PM
It's the holiday season, everyone is getting behind with their package deliveries.

Of course it could be the receiver of the packages.  :wink  I ordered some rifle bullets from Cabelas Thursday night, and received them today.  :great
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Post by: xdguy on December 06, 2016, 08:48AM
Ordered from Midway targets for the club and Amazon both on time.
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Post by: cas on December 06, 2016, 09:27PM
F'ing Youtube!  I just spent 45 minutes watching these guys.

http://youtu.be/uzpUaUIrabc (http://youtu.be/uzpUaUIrabc)


http://youtu.be/ajV_X0g7ibU (http://youtu.be/ajV_X0g7ibU)
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 06, 2016, 11:43PM
F'ing Youtube!  I just spent 45 minutes watching these guys.

Why?   :dizzy:  Seconds in, I had no idea what they were doing, and hit stop. Did I miss the joke or something?
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Post by: cas on December 07, 2016, 12:48AM
Were you distracted by something shiny?
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 07, 2016, 06:50AM
Were you distracted by something shiny?
Must've missed the something shiny too. Thank goodness for my limited attention span.  :D
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Post by: bob on December 07, 2016, 08:26AM
That was really cool.  The Lone Ranger theme song sounded really good.  Oh, and the second one was funny as hell.  I love it when they do stuff like these while joking around.  That is talent right there, Really good musicians, good music.  oh the second second video towards the end is for us ... :somb4

I find myself watching more YouTube than Netflix, these days.  Good find

Edit:  I say we do exactly what they do as we move from one stage to the next.  I will bring my iPod and speakers, so we have our theme song playing :somb4

Posse ride!
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Post by: cas on December 07, 2016, 01:48PM
Of course... in case you couldn't place the first piece of the second video, by the master Ennio Morricone.


http://youtu.be/-mMd6D1Gw1g (http://youtu.be/-mMd6D1Gw1g)
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Post by: bob on December 07, 2016, 01:57PM
Aha! 

You read my mine.

Thanks... If there is a heaven, that is what it would sound like
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Post by: DM on December 07, 2016, 07:17PM
You know your in a bad part of town when there are locks on the plumbing fixtures in the bathroom at Wendy's.

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Post by: cas on December 07, 2016, 07:33PM
Just as strange that they even make such a thing.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on December 07, 2016, 08:48PM
You know your in a bad part of town when there are locks on the plumbing fixtures in the bathroom at Wendy's.

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Wow... I had to google 'nut-locker'... never knew it was such a problem.
http://www.nut-locker.com/ (http://www.nut-locker.com/)
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Post by: xdguy on December 08, 2016, 12:24PM
Had to watch, nothing like really good entertainers
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Post by: bob on December 08, 2016, 01:28PM
That is unbelievable.
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Post by: bob on December 08, 2016, 03:51PM
Sad

John Glenn dies

RIP
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Post by: xdguy on December 08, 2016, 05:16PM
Sad a bad year for some great Americans.
Truly a Hero RIP
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Post by: cas on December 10, 2016, 08:01PM
No sir, he's not a gun expert. lol   But it's still interesting.

http://youtu.be/S3AegoB6zh8 (http://youtu.be/S3AegoB6zh8)
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Post by: DM on December 10, 2016, 08:29PM
He's not a water-jet expert either, but that was really cool.


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Post by: Sarge on December 11, 2016, 05:12PM
New season of Lipsa Calendar come out yet?
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 11, 2016, 05:14PM
They were having the annual meeting today, so I expect soon.
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Post by: xdguy on December 11, 2016, 05:28PM
I offer my condolences to you Jet fans
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Post by: cas on December 11, 2016, 05:41PM
The Jets losing is as shocking as the sun coming up in the morning.
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Post by: xdguy on December 11, 2016, 06:19PM
I bet the Cleveland browns could shut them out. :bigL
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 12, 2016, 10:22AM
Been starting some inquiries about the possibility of retiring. In 1 yr, 3 months, I'll be at my minimum retirement age(56) and required 30 yrs with the PO. It's just getting worse every year, with them cutting more people, and me doing more work. And we'll have 2 more people retire in the next 2 months. And it's doubtful they'll be replaced. If I can get out while I'm still young, and fairly healthy, and be able to bring home the same money as I do now, I'll get out in 2018.   :tv2
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Post by: bob on December 12, 2016, 10:59AM
Grand Master single stack by 2019

PB Bomaye
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Post by: DM on December 12, 2016, 11:37AM
That's an opportunity I would jump on in a second. Good luck and I hope it works out.


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Post by: Postal Bob on December 12, 2016, 01:48PM
I have to talk to a financial planner that deals with postal employees. Every time I go on vacation, I keep saying more and more, I don't want to go back. And like I stated elsewhere, the recent surge in the stock market, and continuous positive trends under Trump, is making it a realistic possibly.
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Post by: DM on December 12, 2016, 03:09PM
I think medical would be the biggest issue but if the post office supplies that you would really be set. You could even move up to the first county that issues CCW and pay far less in property taxes. You'd likely end up with a big chunk of money in the bank too after buying a much cheaper home.

If I had I way to get medical cheap or free I would quit tomorrow, massively adjust my lifestyle and work part time only.


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Post by: Postal Bob on December 12, 2016, 03:29PM
We get our medical through my wife. She is retired NYC teacher, and it's provided as long as she still pays her union dues, which is minimal($20-$30/month?). Wonder why NYC is so Democratic and union controlled.
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Post by: bob on December 12, 2016, 03:50PM
way ahead of you...  My retirement plan consists on the short lapse of time that it will take my head to hit the keyboard after a massive heart attack finally does me in. :(
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Post by: DM on December 12, 2016, 06:55PM
I shooting my first official IDPA match tonight. Feels icky.


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Post by: bob on December 13, 2016, 10:28AM
Good luck DM.

VIDEOS 8)
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Post by: bob on December 13, 2016, 10:29AM
in the meanwhile

http://youtu.be/WhU1ZXLsKCg (http://youtu.be/WhU1ZXLsKCg)
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on December 13, 2016, 11:02AM
Here is a picture of me talking with my retirement planner... he is reviewing some of my options:

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And YES, other than the fact that I don't smoke a cigar... that is EXACTLY what I look like!
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 13, 2016, 01:24PM
Here is a picture of me talking with my retirement planner... he is reviewing some of my options:

(Attachment Link)

And YES, other than the fact that I don't smoke a cigar... that is EXACTLY what I look like!

Well, I certainly don't look like that, but I certainly shoot like that.........

 At least in my dreams.  :D
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Post by: DM on December 13, 2016, 03:05PM
Good luck DM.

VIDEOS 8)


Videos would have been fun. Tons of procedurals. I had no idea what shooting from behind cover actually meant. If your not actually in danger of falling over your not doing it right. I did manage to beat the one other person shooting BUG but it wasn't a good performance. We had 32 shooters and shot 6 stages from 630-10pm.

You all mentioned the dust and health issues with trying to shoot a match at the Nassau County range. Based on the taste I had in my mouth last night after the match this will be my last indoor IDPA match unfortunately. I was looking forward to a weeknight air conditioned match but it just doesn't seem smart.


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Post by: DM on December 13, 2016, 10:33PM
 Not something you see everyday:

https://youtu.be/r5capbhKlVA


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Post by: cas on December 14, 2016, 07:32AM
Years ago when my father and I were still members of the Nassua Marine Corp rifle & pistol league, we shot one night a week at the Sayville high school .22 range. There was zero ventilation. After a couple hours you would blow your nose and leave gray/brown marks in the tissue and you could taste the powder/lead in your mouth for hours afterwards. Nasty.
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Post by: mando on December 14, 2016, 08:55AM
Years ago when my father and I were still members of the Nassua Marine Corp rifle & pistol league, we shot one night a week at the Sayville high school .22 range. There was zero ventilation. After a couple hours you would blow your nose and leave gray/brown marks in the tissue and you could taste the powder/lead in your mouth for hours afterwards. Nasty.
Do you still wonder why you have so many physicality issues today?  :thinking
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Post by: DM on December 14, 2016, 09:06AM
That was exactly it.

The range is state of the air, fully heated and air conditioned and actually had good ventilation. But the push to get done with so many shooters and stages meant you were going down range before the air fully cleared. I'll shoot with them again but at their outdoor range only.


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Post by: cas on December 14, 2016, 11:51AM
Years ago when my father and I were still members of the Nassua Marine Corp rifle & pistol league, we shot one night a week at the Sayville high school .22 range. There was zero ventilation. After a couple hours you would blow your nose and leave gray/brown marks in the tissue and you could taste the powder/lead in your mouth for hours afterwards. Nasty.
Do you still wonder why you have so many physicality issues today?  :thinking


Nah... it's from breathing hydrogen sulphide fumes for ever. 
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Post by: mando on December 14, 2016, 04:58PM
Years ago when my father and I were still members of the Nassua Marine Corp rifle & pistol league, we shot one night a week at the Sayville high school .22 range. There was zero ventilation. After a couple hours you would blow your nose and leave gray/brown marks in the tissue and you could taste the powder/lead in your mouth for hours afterwards. Nasty.
Do you still wonder why you have so many physicality issues today?  :thinking


Nah... it's from breathing hydrogen sulphide fumes for ever. 
:nopuede
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Post by: DM on December 15, 2016, 05:48PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161215/360412924bf818ad4b174380f5c80075.png)


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Post by: xdguy on December 15, 2016, 08:52PM
LMFAO. I know the answer to that one.
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Post by: cas on December 18, 2016, 07:00PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/AR-Xmas.jpg)
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Post by: cas on December 18, 2016, 07:02PM
Ah.. christmas traditions.


(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/50443.jpg)
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Post by: DM on December 21, 2016, 09:46PM
https://youtu.be/Vd79mpzBnJ4



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Post by: cas on December 22, 2016, 11:52PM
 'I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly'
http://ithacavoice.com/2016/12/man-accused-ithaca-homicide-shot-killed-donald-trump-purposely-intentionally-proudly/ (http://ithacavoice.com/2016/12/man-accused-ithaca-homicide-shot-killed-donald-trump-purposely-intentionally-proudly/)
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Post by: mando on December 23, 2016, 07:01AM
'I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly'
http://ithacavoice.com/2016/12/man-accused-ithaca-homicide-shot-killed-donald-trump-purposely-intentionally-proudly/ (http://ithacavoice.com/2016/12/man-accused-ithaca-homicide-shot-killed-donald-trump-purposely-intentionally-proudly/)
OK Johnny, maybe you've had one too many egg nog?
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Post by: DM on December 23, 2016, 07:52AM
This election has taught me that many liberals can't control their emotions at alI. I suppose I now understand why some of them push for gun control. Im thinking they know they are not in full control and don't trust themselves with guns and assume no one can control their emotions.

Some guy yesterday couldn't even walk past Ivanka on a JetBlue flight without lashing out in front of her kids about her father. I do question what a guy like that would do had she challenged his comments. I don't doubt he would have further lost it and became violent. Secret service had him removed due to his emotional state.


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Post by: cas on December 23, 2016, 08:28AM
That's part of the reason they don't think people should own guns, they know they can't control themselves.  I've known a few people who've said "I couldn't own a gun, I'd shoot someone. "
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Post by: xdguy on December 23, 2016, 04:47PM
We have raised a couple now of Darwin Award winner generations.  :diosmio3
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Post by: bob on December 23, 2016, 04:52PM
I don't have a problem with people not wanting to own a gun, specially if they think they will shoot someone.  I have problem when they think I will and therefore should be stopped from having one.
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Post by: cas on December 23, 2016, 05:23PM
They don't really believe they'd shoot somebody (I don't think), it's just a conditioned response from a lifetime of Hollywood, guns are for shooting people, if I had one I would.  They own knives and don't stab people, they own cars but don't run people down. But the magical powerful mind bending gun.... oh-noze!
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Post by: xdguy on December 23, 2016, 06:45PM
Can't disagree
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 25, 2016, 07:24PM
So, I heard through my mom, that my sister living in San Francisco, is now packing a gun. Two in fact. A 9mm, and a 22. Apparently in CA, you don't need a permit to posses a handgun, only to carry concealed. You just pay for the gun, fill out the required paperwork, and have to wait 10 days while they do a background check on you.
And I thought CA was more stringent than NY when it came to gun laws? We really live in a shitty state, when even the libertards in CA can get a handgun faster than us in NY.  :(
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Post by: cas on December 25, 2016, 11:45PM
There might be some sort of class as well?  Trying to remember what my friend said he went through getting his first handgun. But yes, compared to here it's pretty simple.  Granted they have all sorts of BS laws about what they can and can't get.
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Post by: DM on December 26, 2016, 08:45AM
There are certain things that are better and others that are worse. Cali also just passed another big package of gun laws, one of which was a 10rd mag ban with no grandfather clause.

NY probably has the strictest possession laws in the country by far though.


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Post by: bob on December 26, 2016, 08:53AM
Wait ... The free state of California is no more?
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Post by: DM on December 26, 2016, 09:08AM
Based on the number of California based companies moving to Texas I would say no. The state is going down the toilet. It's a shame too, it's a very scenic state with a great climate.


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Post by: cas on December 26, 2016, 09:31AM
 :rtThumb
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Post by: DM on December 26, 2016, 09:53AM
^ agree. Let's give the west coast priority.


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Post by: Postal Bob on December 26, 2016, 01:52PM
California people had started the talk of succeeding from the U.S. after the election, though entirely impossible for them to do so. If it was possible and did happen, the US would almost forever be a republican controlled nation without California's 55 democratic electoral votes. Along with ending all the mindless dribble that comes from the Hollywood elitist. Wishful hoping for sure.  :angel
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Post by: bob on December 26, 2016, 07:23PM
for his adoring fans here (be honest you were a fan).  Sadly George Michael passed away yesterday.

RIP

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Post by: cas on December 26, 2016, 07:43PM
I believe the word you're looking for is "hated".
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Post by: bob on December 26, 2016, 07:52PM
don't be a hater...

I always wanted to wear those shorts...

wake me up baby...

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A#)
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Post by: cas on December 26, 2016, 09:37PM
He probably would have let you.
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Post by: xdguy on December 26, 2016, 09:38PM
RIP
The Faith album was good.
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Post by: cas on December 27, 2016, 09:50AM
Okay...  back to the holiday spirit....

http://youtu.be/H0qe45Z8wfk (http://youtu.be/H0qe45Z8wfk)
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 27, 2016, 10:31AM
I keep a written version of that gospel, framed, and hanging in my basement by my gun cabinets.  :angel
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Post by: bob on December 28, 2016, 02:06PM
... that was great... Loved it
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Post by: cas on December 29, 2016, 09:55PM
https://www.facebook.com/DoYouRemember/videos/1409281922467202/ (https://www.facebook.com/DoYouRemember/videos/1409281922467202/)

Wow... and missing some too.
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Post by: bob on December 30, 2016, 08:55PM
at least two more people have died since you posted above. ...

thank God I am not famous... less than 30 hours now... (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/praying-to-god-smiley-emoticon.gif) ay Dios mio
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Post by: xdguy on December 31, 2016, 11:02AM
Ok  :bigL
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Post by: bob on December 31, 2016, 02:07PM
I know a boat load of folks who have Glockoma.... I mean they will pay almost the same as a high end pistol to make them do something they were not designed to do in the first place.
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Post by: bob on December 31, 2016, 02:14PM
btw,,,

I am abandoning the STI platform and embarking in a CZ/Tangfolio adventure this year.  My left hand wrist needs to bend to a point it is hurting me to shoot an STI 2011 Frame.  So during rapid fire it bends no more and I end up shooting high.  So I compensated by adjusting the rear sight.  But when I do concentrate and aim under low speed I shoot low.  However my Tangfolio is spot on under rapid fire and slow fire.  My wrist does not get as beat up.  I have held the CZ and it feels just as good.  Oh my beretta is even worse, so I might be getting rid off that soon too. 

I really like the STI frames, the cool factor is up high.... But I want to do well and certainly want to do it for a long time.  If I cannot use my left hand to shoot I am pretty much out of the game.  Nothing to be done, I am just getting old and I guess for some folks it means knees, ankles, eyesight, etc... Me, my left wrist... go figure.  Just adapting.  The good news is that Tangfolio and CZ are relatively cheaper than STI pound per pound. 
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Post by: cas on December 31, 2016, 02:25PM
Did you sell your Open gun?
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Post by: bob on December 31, 2016, 02:45PM
not yet.  Although because of the C-More I am forced to lower the gun down and twist my wrist less -- also the comp helps.

But it may go as well.  Although I could probably only sell it out of state if and when I do.
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Post by: Postal Bob on December 31, 2016, 02:57PM
I think we can explain why your wrist hurts so much. Didn't your mother explain you'll go blind too if you didn't stop?  :D
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Post by: bob on December 31, 2016, 02:58PM
I have the softest skin and strongest hold on my right hand....

my middle finger on my left hand is my longest finger for some odd reason. ;)
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Post by: xdguy on December 31, 2016, 03:22PM
Another STI in the safe also? :thinking
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Post by: bob on December 31, 2016, 11:25PM
one more

William Christopher Dies: Father Mulcahy Actor On ‘M.A.S.H.’ Was 84

Quote from: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/william-christopher-dies-father-mulcahy-014216456.html
William Christopher, the actor best known as Father Mulcahy on the classic sitcom M.A.S.H., died today following a battle with lung cancer. He was 84, and died in his Pasadena home according to his son, John, who made the news public.
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Post by: bob on January 01, 2017, 12:02AM
Well I made it.

:somb4

F'ck you 2016 ... and Welcome 2017 ... :guapofighter
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Post by: cas on January 01, 2017, 02:47PM
http://youtu.be/AGF5ROpjRAU (http://youtu.be/AGF5ROpjRAU)
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 01, 2017, 04:58PM
 :shocked Definitely not one of the highlights of his career.
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Post by: cas on January 01, 2017, 05:23PM
For some reason I had that stuck in my head while laying under the truck today, so I figured I'd share and maybe do the same to you.
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Post by: cas on January 01, 2017, 05:40PM
Is there a way to embed Facebook videos?   I couldn't stop laughing at this silly dog video.

http://www.facebook.com/KyootAnimals/videos/1546505152030660/ (http://www.facebook.com/KyootAnimals/videos/1546505152030660/)
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Post by: DM on January 01, 2017, 06:19PM
Loved the dog that stole the sled.


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Post by: bob on January 03, 2017, 02:09PM
So on my way to the mailbox to send my registration fee, I saw this lady riding a bike toppling over and hitting the ground.  It was like in slow motion.  She was not hit or hit anything.  I was like 50 yards from her.  I saw two other gents running towards her.  I got on my burro and parked it to close the street both ways close to her.  She was barely breathing.  I took her pulse and it was faint.  She looked pale.  One of the fellows called 911 and the other started to make sure no traffic could squeeze by.  Another gent came out of one of the houses nearby.  No one wanted to touch her.  I undid the buttons on her jacket as I saw her chest starting to rise, like she was taking deep breaths, I figured that way she could breath more easily.  Then she started spitting blood from her nose and mouse.  I am like holy shit, this is happening.  Thoughts of how her family would react started pouring in.  I wanted to do something more to help.  But she had no visible physical injuries ... Not even her head or face looked that bad.  If I had to guess, maybe some heart condition of some sort.  I asked the other fellows if we should move her and they unanimously said no.  I was like oh god, am I going to be a witness to this person's last day on earth?... Finally the emergency services arrived.  Police came. The other fellows explained what they saw and I was asked to move my truck and one of the emergency crew members thanked me. 

I then saw the lady trying to sit up and they gently push her back and ask her not to move.  I felt better when I saw that.  I realize she was in good hands.

There were 3-4 other people who saw what happened and they were closer.  It didn't look like they needed me so  I drove home.  But I feel like I should've been able to do more.  I felt so useless. This was someone's wife, sister, daughter ... Could had been mine. 

Anyways, that was something else.
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Post by: Sarge on January 03, 2017, 02:24PM
Sounds like you made all the right moves...immobilize, comfort and call....best things to do in that situation. No much more to do unless they stop breathing. Nice job
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Post by: DM on January 03, 2017, 02:55PM
Scary stuff. Sounds like you did all that you could possibly do.


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Post by: mando on January 03, 2017, 03:01PM
Agreed, you did all you could have and should have done.
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2017, 03:29PM
Trying to get a look at her boobs was a good move, too bad those other two cockblockers were there. 
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Post by: Sarge on January 03, 2017, 04:53PM
Lol
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2017, 05:08PM
I undid the buttons on her jacket as I saw her chest starting to rise, like she was taking deep breaths, I figured that way she could breath more easily.  Then she started spitting blood from her nose and mouse.

I'm still trying to figure out why she was riding a bike with a mouse?


Was it in her pocket?  Or did it have it's own?
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2017, 05:13PM
Quote
I undid the buttons on her jacket as I saw her chest starting to rise, like she was taking deep breaths

Though that part of the story was hot.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/Alison-Brie-Boob-Tastic-GIFs-7.gif)

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Post by: cas on January 03, 2017, 05:15PM
(See, I avoided the easy "mouse to mouse resuscitation" joke) ;)
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Post by: xdguy on January 03, 2017, 05:16PM
Bravo doing the right thing :bravisimo
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Post by: DM on January 03, 2017, 05:21PM
Lol @ cas


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Post by: Postal Bob on January 03, 2017, 05:27PM
Well, I had my own exciting day at the Post Office myself. Friday afternoon when I left work, I smelled wood burning outside. I figured someone nearby with a wood stove going. This morning when I came in through the front lobby, I again smelled something burning either just inside the lobby or outside. It smelled all morning, and was giving me a headache. I kept telling those in charge, there's something burning in the lobby or the ceiling. They are looked at me like I was crazy. Finally convinced them to call the FD. They came with 2 trucks, and all the equipment. They have some type of device to sniff out smoke. They went all around the post office, front lobby, outside, and on the roof, and couldn't find any fire. They suggested that maybe something behind the radiators may be burning.
So we called the service people for the heating system. They came about 3 hours later, and definitely smelled something in the radiator near the outside front wall. They found nothing in the radiator, but notice a small gap in the wall leading to the outside. So they went outside to where we have a crack in the front wall. There's a plant in a 1/2 wine barrel planter there. As soon as they moved the planter, there were burning embers coming off the bottom, then caught on fire. The FD had to come back and put out the fire in the planter. Apparently it was a slow burning peat fire, going since Friday afternoon. Someone probably threw a cigarette in there on Friday.
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Post by: cas on January 03, 2017, 05:52PM
When you go in tomorrow start it back up again. 

That way it will be a.......







...come on....



.....you know.....





....a repeat fire!
 


:laughlol
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 03, 2017, 06:16PM
Cas, you're on fire today for sure.  :rimshot
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 03, 2017, 06:23PM
Wait until tomorrow when I start busting balls of the fire dept people I know. They initially showed up with 2 full size hook and ladder trucks, and at least 10 personnel. Some came into the PO with both axes and those giant pry bars, and of course the full oxygen tank setups. I thought they were going to start busting down walls. Even the police showed up, including the one who I personally know. And not one of them could find the source of the burning smell, even with their high tech smoke detecting gear. It took the 2 HVAC guys to locate it hours later.  :nono
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Post by: bob on January 03, 2017, 06:35PM
Cas, you're on fire today for sure.  :rimshot
... Oh you think so? :cui
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Post by: cas on January 06, 2017, 11:00AM
Hey KeepKool....  When you call Stan to ask about the Python, find out how much he wants for the High Standard and if it's and older one with just the barrel or a "newer" one with the python-ish barrel shroud.  I always wanted one of these. (Wanted one of everything High Standard made)
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Post by: DM on January 06, 2017, 11:23AM
Ha. He's that predictable huh?

That S&W 39-2 is temping me.


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Post by: DM on January 06, 2017, 02:28PM
Snowing in north Texas.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/df42e04797844eeea124cd669ff9605c.jpg)


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Post by: mando on January 06, 2017, 03:58PM
Snowing in north Texas.

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So, I guess everyone is off from work?
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Post by: DM on January 06, 2017, 04:09PM
Yup. They closed my wife's company at noon.


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Post by: mando on January 06, 2017, 04:34PM
Yup. They closed my wife's company at noon.


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Another reason to love Texas!
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Post by: xdguy on January 06, 2017, 06:17PM
 :laughlol
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Post by: bob on January 07, 2017, 09:11AM
LMAO
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Post by: cas on January 07, 2017, 05:25PM
Ugh.  I just got back from my nieces wedding. My ears are ringing like I was at the range all day without earmuffs.  And I only spent about half the time in the room with the music as I should have. It was actually painful for me, why do they do that.
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Post by: bob on January 07, 2017, 05:28PM
I think the groom is trying to go deaf before the nagging and complaining starts.  That is usually 24 hours after papers have been signed.  I remember looking at my wife and asking -- who the hell are you?  And what did you do to my mujer? :(
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Post by: xdguy on January 07, 2017, 05:47PM
Bet was a DJ and not a band, they wear headphones and can't hear it. Seems their goal in life is to make it impossible to hold a conversation.
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Post by: DM on January 07, 2017, 05:58PM
Weddings and concerts are both terrible for my ears. My wife loves concerts and since we go to so many I do wear a set of earplugs.


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Post by: cas on January 08, 2017, 06:06PM
The winter sickness? or just the sickness.

Today's version is sitting here scheming about selling my STI Trojan to buy a Les Baer. Why? I dunno. I've wanted one for a while and figure I'm another year closer to death, so why put it off.

But it's not like the Trojan isn't doing what I ask of it. (which is almost nothing). But I've been doing this off and on all day.

So I'm sitting at my computer with my STI on my chest fighting with myself....  calm down, put it back in the safe and let it pass.  Or take the Infinity trigger out, put the factory grips and grip safety back on, take some pics and list it on the other sight. Breath....  remain calm.... 

(I'd still have to come up with another $1000-$1400, which for someone drowning in debt is no small thing)

 
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Post by: xdguy on January 08, 2017, 06:26PM
Been having the same type of debate with my Sig 226 in 40, Sig Max, Sig P 320 and Mossberg JM Pro. :beatingyourself
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Post by: cas on January 08, 2017, 09:25PM
Well I just listed it over yonder.  Doh!   I didn't bother over here, I figure you guys have enough 1911's.  Though Keepkool may only have 2 or 3 STI's and might want to add another to the pile.
If you want it I'll knock $1.35 off the price.

Of course if this sells I'll have to list the rest of my .308 for sale.  Who wants battle packs!?
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on January 08, 2017, 09:42PM
Nice looking gun...  tempting, but way too many expenses this past month to even consider it.
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Post by: bob on January 08, 2017, 09:50PM
Yesterday amidst all the snowing La Jefa reminded me we had plans to visit my father-in-law that day.  So the muchachos got ready and I followed suit.  I proudly looked at my Burro and says... well today we are going to test those big 4x4 wheels... We got on the road, I manually set things to 4x4 and was cruising along.  As I laughed maniacally at the smoothness of my beloved Burro's ride, I started to see a bunch of not so nimble-on-the-snow little tiny cars sliding about, like turds in a pool.  I panic -- No puede ser, this pendejos can slide into and slammed against my beloved Burro.  I turned around, got back to the rancho.  Brewed a nice cup of coffee and got right back down into the Guapo Cave to watch glorious battles of yesterday's past, between El Guapo and Evil.  Burro safe and sound in his little corral ... muy bueno.
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Post by: DM on January 08, 2017, 10:16PM
The winter sickness? or just the sickness.

Today's version is sitting here scheming about selling my STI Trojan to buy a Les Baer. Why? I dunno. I've wanted one for a while and figure I'm another year closer to death, so why put it off.

But it's not like the Trojan isn't doing what I ask of it. (which is almost nothing). But I've been doing this off and on all day.

So I'm sitting at my computer with my STI on my chest fighting with myself....  calm down, put it back in the safe and let it pass.  Or take the Infinity trigger out, put the factory grips and grip safety back on, take some pics and list it on the other sight. Breath....  remain calm.... 

(I'd still have to come up with another $1000-$1400, which for someone drowning in debt is no small thing)

It's an evil hobby.


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Post by: cas on January 08, 2017, 10:27PM
That frightens me Bob, people who have four wheel drive but forget they don't have four wheel stop cause a lot of accidents. 
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Post by: bob on January 08, 2017, 10:35PM
yep, stopping proved tricky at times ...
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Post by: DM on January 08, 2017, 10:53PM
It's a bit hilly where you live as well which certainly makes things more difficult.


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Post by: cas on January 08, 2017, 10:59PM
I was heading home from the wedding last night going down nichols road, maybe 25 mph. There seemed to be nobody behind me, and there was a mini van about 60-70 yards ahead of me. Out of the blue they decide to slow way down hit their brakes!? Why I have no idea. So I drop it into low, tap the brakes and the next thing you know I'm going sideways. While exciting, it was no big deal, I made an easy correction and straightened it out. HOWEVER, what I didn't know was some asshole in a white Hummer was coming. I saw his headlights in my side window during the skid. He honked his horn and blew by me at about 50 mph. "Hey, I've got four wheel drive, I can drive like an asshole!"  lol

My father called me later to make sure I'd gotten home okay. He said the only trouble he had was when some idiot passed him on the right shoulder, driving a white 4x4. (same guy)
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Post by: cas on January 08, 2017, 11:01PM
It's a bit hilly where you live as well which certainly makes things more difficult.


My father lives on a court and has a fairly steep driveway. He had a new experience today. Last night he pulled into the bottom half of the driveway. When he got up today his car was gone. In the night it had slide down the driveway and into the court. (of course in the way of the plow trucks, they must have been cursing him)
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Post by: bob on January 08, 2017, 11:38PM
LOL.... Lots of black ice today... I managed to get to my father-in-law today with no issues.  But I had to keep reminding myself those patches of wet road, was actually ice.  drove most of the trip on the middle lane/s ...

My father-in-law lives in Yonkers, a nice long trip.  He is a really good guy a pleasure to see him, worth the trip.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 09, 2017, 06:47AM
4X4 is useless on ice. Take it from someone who's gone sideways into the woods once with his truck. The loose, powdery snow we got this weekend, makes for the most slippery conditions. Especially on a severely frozen road surface. It's like throwing talcum powder on a wooden floor, and walking in your socks over it. And the bigger your vehicle, the harder it is to stop.
Much better traction when it's sloppy snow out there.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 09, 2017, 08:08PM
So, I've been looking the last 2-3 weeks for a new truck. Actually now, a 2016 leftover. Never has my dealings with car dealers been so frustrating. They will hardly budge on price. I literally walked out of 3 dealers with several thousands in my pocket for a down payment. It has to be the NY mentality of ripping off people as much as they can. For I've contacted several dealers in PA, and have gotten better offers. Just not ready to drive out to PA to make a deal. And of course I'll be trading my old truck in. It's almost 12 years old, with 146,000 miles on it. I know I can get more selling on my own, but don't want to go through the hassle of dealing with people coming over and having to show the truck to them, especially during the winter. It needs new tires, and when I put it in 4wd now, it was making a lot of noise like the transfer case or front drive shaft. So I'd rather not sink money into it when I was planning on buying a new truck soon anyway. Just didn't think I'd be looking this time of year. Might've found one that I can live with, though I'll be spending more than I hoped too.

Btw Cas, want to buy a real nice looking 2005 Dodge Dakota? Special Guapo pricing available.   :money
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Post by: bob on January 09, 2017, 08:27PM
They have your information now.  Right now they don't want you as much ... Just wait for that phone call... They will be more open to deal in a little while.  They will call you with "I just found a special program and I thin we can fit you in and meet your budget". ... It is a game.  They know people start shopping now for clearance stuff ... Just wait
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Post by: cas on January 09, 2017, 08:28PM
If it's more that $600 I'm out. Not that I have $600

I do have .308 brass.
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Post by: DM on January 09, 2017, 08:58PM
It you looking at a full size you should be able to get 8-10k off sticker. Midsize trucks were all just redesigned so there are not many deals on them right now.

My parents just bought a Chevy Traverse. They tried to buy at Paul Conte in Freeport and he offered $500 of sticker. They drove out to Atlantic and got $6k off. Dealers suck.


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Post by: Keepkool on January 09, 2017, 10:11PM
Hey KeepKool....  When you call Stan to ask about the Python, find out how much he wants for the High Standard and if it's and older one with just the barrel or a "newer" one with the python-ish barrel shroud.  I always wanted one of these. (Wanted one of everything High Standard made)

I was tempted to call Stan to look at a couple of the guns that where listed but I was able to control my inner Demond. If I do ,ill find out about  the High Standard
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Post by: Keepkool on January 09, 2017, 10:14PM
Keepkool may only have 2 or 3 STI's and might want to add another to the pile.
If you want it I'll knock $1.35 off the price.
Interesting but this would make number 8, does anyone have the number to the Addiction Hotline. What Les Baer are you looking at?
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Post by: Keepkool on January 09, 2017, 10:19PM
CAS , what caliber is that STI ?
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Post by: cas on January 09, 2017, 10:35PM
.45 of course. :D

I plan to let ot go a week or so, then maybe knock something off the price. Then pull it and list it elsewhere.

It's pretty sad that I'd rather ship the gun and make less money than sell it locally face to face.


I'd like to buy a BOSS. The only way that would happen is to sell the Trojan, all my .308 ammo and something else. Perhaps my SuperNova that I was supposed to sell anyway.
Oddly enough, last months plan was to send the Trojan out to be plated.  :cui
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Post by: Keepkool on January 09, 2017, 10:42PM
.45 of course. :D

I plan to let ot go a week or so, then maybe knock something off the price. Then pull it and list it elsewhere.



It's pretty sad that I'd rather ship the gun and make less money than sell it locally face to face.


I'd like to buy a BOSS. The only way that would happen is to sell the Trojan, all my .308 ammo and something else. Perhaps my SuperNova that I was supposed to sell anyway.
Oddly enough, last months plan was to send the Trojan out to be plated.  :cui


I might have been a buyer if it was in .40. I have a Les Baer Premier in .45. It is the tightest 1911 I have ever seen. good luck on you decision.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 09, 2017, 11:03PM
I know the game and have played it before. And I tell these dealers flat out, I know the way this game is played, so don't waste my time. And tell them I have no problem walking out on them.
Been to 4 dealers, and they are all giving about the same discount. There are some big rebates($5250), and this is what they all tout, like as if they're giving you the rebate, instead of the manufacturer. The bigger the rebates, the less than are discounting. And vice verse, the smaller the rebate, the bigger they discount.
And yes, I've had them call me back after walking out, with an offer of just another $50-$100. I even had one dealership bring in one truck from NJ where it was being stored so I can test drive it before making a deal. And I let them know I was ready to make a deal. Went there Christmas Eve morning to test drive it and make a deal. I wanted another $500 either off the truck, or on my trade in. They said they couldn't go any lower. They told me how it cost them over $100 to bring it in from NJ. To which I told them that's not my problem if you keep your inventory in NJ. I ended up walking out. They never called me back. Never even gave me a counter offer. And I had another dealer that said they gave me their best price, after asking for more off the price. I too left them with money in my pocket. A few days later after walking out on them, they called me back to see if I was still interested. I told them drop the price another $500, I'll be there in an hour at lunchtime and sign the papers. The manager said he couldn't do it. Again, not even a counter offer
Never seen such resistance. I always do the research, and know exactly what the dealers invoice cost is. And I've always been able to buy just slightly more than dealer cost. That was with my present truck, and even my wife's Toyota Rav4. And my very first truck was below dealer cost as it was on a ship coming from Japan when I made a deal to buy it. And when it came in, the dealer invoice cost and msrp was actually higher than what the dealer was originally told. But I had a signed contract already which the dealer had to honor.
So right now between dealer discount and rebates, I'm looking at about $7500 off the price of the truck. And I think this will be the best I'll get. I've been shopping for over a month now, and it's not getting any better. And if I wait any longer, I'll have to put new tires on my present truck for about $700. And I'll have to fix the 4wd which could cost over $2,000 depending on what's wrong. So no point spending almost $3,000 on my truck, in hopes of holding out another few months in hopes of saving another $1,000. The rebates are good until April, but the supply of 2016's is getting less every day. At least the ones equipped the way I want.

Oh, and I had some of these same dealers price out ordering a truck direct from the factory. Figuring they would then offer me more of a discount on a truck they're sitting on. Equipped just the way I wanted, instead of settling for what they had. Between their discount, and the lower rebates, total price of ordering a new truck was about $2500 more than the 2016 leftover. And I inquired at 3 dealers here, and 2 in PA. And they still offered me no more of a discount on their 2016's. And of course, the factory ordered truck would take 6-8 weeks to get, during which time I'd have to put new tires on my old truck and fix the 4wd. And there's no guarantee that after 2 months, they'd still give me what they originally offered as a trade in for my truck.
So this is what I think will have to pay if I want to get a new truck.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on January 10, 2017, 07:06AM
Supply and Demand.... trucks & SUVs are popular these days.  If you don't buy it, someone else will (like you said, inventory is getting lower every day.)

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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 08:55AM
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My parents just bought a Chevy Traverse. They tried to buy at Paul Conte in Freeport and he offered $500 of sticker. They drove out to Atlantic and got $6k off. Dealers suck.
Was that with the rebates? The manufacturers were offering some huge rebates at end of year.

And yes Paul Conte sucks. His son was in my high school and was an a-hole, so I'm sure the father was too. I went there once with my Chevy Tahoe, still under warranty, to have the power side mirror fixed. They told me since I didn't buy it there, they couldn't fix it. Such bullshit, and I knew it. But if that's how they were, I wouldn't trust them servicing my truck anyhow.
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Post by: DM on January 10, 2017, 09:00AM
Some of that was factory rebates but there were also dealer discounts. It was on a 17 though, not a 16.


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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 09:52AM
I see huge discounts on the Traverse. Like MarcoF said, it's probably simple supply and demand. Certainly a much bigger demand for pickup trucks, than a Traverse.
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Post by: DM on January 10, 2017, 10:10AM
There are/were huge discounts on full size pickups as well. But not midsize since they all went through a redesign, are in demand and low inventory like you mentioned. If your not seeing the deals on the full size they may have ended. But there were frequent ads for 8-10k off for quite a while.





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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 10:26AM
I read many of those deals, and inquired about them. And you have to read "all" the fine print. Those discounts included all available rebates, some of which were to "first responders" and college people only. And also loyalty rebates, for those that previously owned a vehicle from that manufacturer. So that acounted for about $1,500-$2,000 I didn't qualify for. And then there were the prices that didn't include destination charges, in really, really, fine print. So destination charges on a truck were $1,200. So right there between all of that, you're losing over $3,000. So maybe I should take my $7,500 discounted price w/ rebates, and go for it?
I also believe Trump winning, will drive up demand for large trucks and Suv's. He's promising to roll back many EPA regulations that added to the cost of large gas guzzlers. Along with somewhat lower gas prices right now. And the talk of Trump making us energy independent, which could lower the cost of gas.
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Post by: DM on January 10, 2017, 11:06AM
Your right about everyone not qualifying for all the discounts that's why I listed a range. Your very close to the 8k part so your deal seems good to me and if they haven't called you back over the $500 yet your probably getting the best deal your going to get.

I just checked the dealer websites here are don't see the deals anymore.


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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 11:59AM
The sickness....  bought a holster for the gun I'm selling. 


(To be fair, I was in the process of buying it when I decided to sell the gun)



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Post by: bob on January 10, 2017, 12:02PM
The sickness....  bought a holster for the gun I'm selling. 


(To be fair, I was in the process of buying it when I decided to sell the gun)




Hey now you can throw that in for free to sweeten the deal.  Genius!
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 12:06PM
The sickness....  bought a holster for the gun I'm selling. 


(To be fair, I was in the process of buying it when I decided to sell the gun)




So, in other words, you're including the holster with the sale of the gun. That's a great marketing strategy!   :rtThumb
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 12:11PM
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I just checked the dealer websites here are don't see the deals anymore. 
There are still the deals for 2016 trucks. And it is a Ford, which happens to be Consumer Reports top rated truck. So I'm sure that is also the reason for not "giving" them away. Whereas a Dodge is rated lowest, and has plenty of giveaways.
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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 01:09PM
I haven't paid for the holster yet. But I can now because I just sold some grips I bought by mistake.


So I'm using the money I got from selling grips for a gun I don't own, to buy a holster for a gun im trying to sell.  Got it!
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Post by: bob on January 10, 2017, 01:44PM
You are a mistery wrapped in an enigma ...

If it makes you feel any better looks like the IOR valvada I was selling might sell at twice what I was asking here in eBay.  There are identical models for sale at $1200.  $650 for a used one looks like a true bargain.  So I am losing about $350 for a scope I used in 3 multiple gun matches; two which I did not even complete. 
At least now I can pay for half of what I paid for my NF, which will likely be used once or twice this year in real matches.  This being a decease is an understatement  :noway

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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 02:30PM
Buy high, sell low!
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 02:50PM
Went today at lunch time, test drove the truck, and bought it. I tried ever so hard for even another $100 off. I told them, "make me feel like I'm getting over on you". But they wouldn't budge at all. So at that point I figured I was a rock bottom price.
Besides my house, this will be the most expensive thing I ever bought. Makes me feel excited,   :woohoo and nervous  :panicAy! at the same time.

And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money
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Post by: bob on January 10, 2017, 03:03PM
I got some 308 brass... We can use it as a target in our long range shooting outings at LIPSA.  It is not all steel :cui

Hey sometimes you have to treat yourself while you can still enjoy it.  Congrats !!!
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Post by: Keepkool on January 10, 2017, 03:40PM
Went today at lunch time, test drove the truck, and bought it. I tried ever so hard for even another $100 off. I told them, "make me feel like I'm getting over on you". But they wouldn't budge at all. So at that point I figured I was a rock bottom price.
Besides my house, this will be the most expensive thing I ever bought. Makes me feel excited,   :woohoo and nervous  :panicAy! at the same time.

And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Congrats on the new truck, and large purchase always leave a bit of uncertainty in your mind. It will be just fine, so what did you get.
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Post by: DM on January 10, 2017, 03:42PM
Went today at lunch time, test drove the truck, and bought it. I tried ever so hard for even another $100 off. I told them, "make me feel like I'm getting over on you". But they wouldn't budge at all. So at that point I figured I was a rock bottom price.
Besides my house, this will be the most expensive thing I ever bought. Makes me feel excited,   :woohoo and nervous  :panicAy! at the same time.

And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Congrats!


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Post by: radioman on January 10, 2017, 04:08PM
Congratulations on new vehicle. Wife and I treated ourselves too!
Got about 4500.00 in rebates, a little off sticker and 0% for five years
 from Riverhead Ford/Lincoln
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 05:00PM
Got a Ford F150 XLT, with the sport appearance package. They need to put in a spray in bedliner, and hard trifold tonneau cover.
The truck feels huge, compared to my current one.
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Post by: xdguy on January 10, 2017, 05:08PM
Went today at lunch time, test drove the truck, and bought it. I tried ever so hard for even another $100 off. I told them, "make me feel like I'm getting over on you". But they wouldn't budge at all. So at that point I figured I was a rock bottom price.
Besides my house, this will be the most expensive thing I ever bought. Makes me feel excited,   :woohoo and nervous  :panicAy! at the same time.

And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Congrats on the new truck, and large purchase always leave a bit of uncertainty in your mind. It will be just fine, so what did you get.
Got a Ford F150 XLT, with the sport appearance package. They need to put in a spray in bedliner, and hard trifold tonneau cover.
The truck feels huge, compared to my current one.



 Good luck with it, beginning to think you were just wanting to take up space from Cas and his tale.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on January 10, 2017, 07:11PM
Congrats PB... good luck with it!!

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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 07:14PM


And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Sounds like a plan. Let me know when the 4WD is fixed and the new tires are mounted.
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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 07:15PM
Wait, not six months in a row right?
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Post by: xdguy on January 10, 2017, 08:30PM
 :bigL
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 08:31PM


And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Sounds like a plan. Let me know when the 4WD is fixed and the new tires are mounted.


And Cas, I'll accept your offer for my old truck at $600. That's $600/month for 6 months.  :money

Sounds like a plan. Let me know when the 4WD is fixed and the new tires are mounted.
What, and take away the genuine pleasure you have working under a truck for weeks on end, in frigid weather conditions? I can't be that mean to you. It's one of your simple pleasures to be tortured like that, and then complain about it for weeks on end in here. I'm too good natured to ever take that away from you.   :angel


Wait, not six months in a row right?
Of course not. We have the Guapo easy pay plan. You pay the 1st 3 months up front. Then make no payments for the next 2 months. Then the 4th month make 2 payments. Skip a month, then make the final payment in the 6th month. See, all at 0% financing too!  :rtThumb
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 08:50PM
Went back to dealer tonight and signed all the papers. Hopefully will have it Monday. Upcoming snow/rain on Saturday delayed it until then. Feeling more relieved now that the final numbers are on paper. Scary thing is that the sticker price of this truck, is more than I owe on my mortgage.  :horror But I'm sure I'll get over it.
My wife is now talking about buying a new car. Damn, can't she let me bask in my mid-life excess without trying to up end me?  :(


Here is what the truck will look like:
(http://build.ford.com/dig/Ford/F-150/2017/HD-FULL/Image[%7CFord%7CF-150%7C2017%7C1%7C1.%7C301A.W1E.145.UX.LSC.88J.A5GBX.ARB.91S.SS5.64R.862.53B.CCAB.54R.89B.~BMCAI.99F.SCL.AWD.XLT.96X.435.55B.50S.91V.76C.595.]/EXT/1/vehicle.png)
(http://build.ford.com/dig/Ford/F-150/2017/HD-FULL/Image[%7CFord%7CF-150%7C2017%7C1%7C1.%7C301A.W1E.145.UX.LSC.88J.A5GBX.ARB.91S.SS5.64R.862.53B.CCAB.54R.89B.~BMCAI.99F.SCL.AWD.XLT.96X.435.55B.50S.91V.76C.595.]/EXT/3/vehicle.png)
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Post by: bob on January 10, 2017, 09:11PM
That looks like a huge truck ... How many horses and torque?
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 09:25PM
That looks like a huge truck ... How many horses and torque?
It's a 5.0L V8, 385 HP, 387 lb-ft torque. Has to be similar to what's in you beast of burden. I was also looking at ones with their new 3.5L V6 ecoboost, twin turbo engines. 375 HP, 470 lb-ft torque. Test drove one of them, and they really haul ass in such a big truck. But besides an additional $1,000. I was worried that a twin turbo engine, has potentially more problems down the line. After all, I kept my last truck almost 12 years. There's no longetivity numbers yet on these new engines. But the 5.0L V8, is a tried and true tested engine. And the V6 really need premium gas to run at their peak. But the V8 is a flex fuel engine, so in a pinch I can fill it with the 85% ethanol. Though I believe after Trump gets in, corn based ethanol gasoline will start to diminish. And maybe we'll get back to some real kick ass gas again.
It also came with an extended 36 gal gas tank. That way when I'm in NJ, I can fill up on cheap gas. Though it may cost me $100 to do so.  :cascrying
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Post by: cas on January 10, 2017, 09:29PM
That's my opinion as well, avoid them.
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Post by: DM on January 10, 2017, 09:30PM
You made the right call. Any fuel savings on the high tech motor will likely go back out in repair costs. Your low tech v8 will easily do 250k if you choose to keep it that long.


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Post by: bob on January 10, 2017, 09:36PM
Nothing like a naturally aspirated v8.
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 09:38PM
 
You made the right call. Any fuel savings on the high tech motor will likely go back out in repair costs. Your low tech v8 will easily do 250k if you choose to keep it that long.


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My current truck has the 4.7L V8 with 146,000 miles. And the engine always, and still does, run great. Only ever had problems with externals like water pumps, fuel injector once, some sensors, etc. I really wanted to keep it and let my son have it. I would've spent the money to fix the 4wd, knowing the engine and transmission itself is still solid. But he doesn't want a truck, so no point fighting about it.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on January 10, 2017, 09:41PM
Nice looking truck!! 

The 5L V8 will be perfect for the plow and spreader (gotta offset the cost somehow!)
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 10, 2017, 09:52PM
Nice looking truck!! 

The 5L V8 will be perfect for the plow and spreader (gotta offset the cost somehow!)
It did come with a plow prep kit. But plowing is a sure way to destroy your truck in short order.
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Post by: Sarge on January 10, 2017, 10:21PM
Congrats!
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Post by: mando on January 10, 2017, 10:27PM
Issa berry  nice!
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Post by: radioman on January 12, 2017, 11:05AM
Nice!  Congratulations!
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Post by: cas on January 15, 2017, 10:51PM
The Superfly is no more.  :undecided

(http://www.crazymax.org/nwar/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/snukaattacksmorales.jpg)

Not a wrestling fan....  watched it like one year in 7th grade. But when I did, Jimmy Snuka was my favorite.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/15/us/jimmy-superfly-snuka-obit/ (http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/15/us/jimmy-superfly-snuka-obit/)
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Post by: bob on January 16, 2017, 09:40AM
RIP Superfly

I think my generation may had been the last, growing up in the late 70s, who believed wrestling was for real.  El Santo was a real folk hero for many in my world.
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Post by: xdguy on January 16, 2017, 05:50PM
Sad was also one of my favorites. RIP
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Post by: cas on January 16, 2017, 06:26PM
Gene Cernan has also passed, last man to walk on the moon. 

There aren't too many of them left. Six of the twelve are still alive.
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Post by: xdguy on January 16, 2017, 10:22PM
RIP year starts as bad as last one ended.
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Post by: bob on January 22, 2017, 02:33AM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txjCKyKwQg0#)
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Post by: DM on January 22, 2017, 08:25PM
2017 is starting out good. I finally got a membership to the range I wanted to get into.

The range has 4 trap/skeet fields, 5 stand, 50/100/200 yard rifle, 4 pistol pits and dedicated plate racks. This is the place I can get to in 35min just passing one traffic signal. Looking forward to actually being able to practice again.


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Post by: DM on January 27, 2017, 05:12PM
Logan airport in Boston. I really can't remember the last time a saw a pay phone.

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Post by: xdguy on January 27, 2017, 05:16PM
Been a year since seen but they had 3 also at the LIRR Jamaica station
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Post by: bob on January 27, 2017, 05:24PM
They still come in handy when the batteries run out and you need someone to pick you up.
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Post by: DM on January 27, 2017, 10:20PM
I guess that's it


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Post by: cas on January 28, 2017, 07:25AM
Balls McMahon in the latest issue of Front Sight!


And of course a large photo of Joe Procoprio, but he's been in there before, even the subject of an article. 
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Post by: bob on January 28, 2017, 11:32AM
Time to reconsider a national match at lipsa .... Or at the very least move the berm to 600 yards at the now 200 yards pit.  If we can only do one I'd say the latter :somb4
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Post by: bob on January 31, 2017, 08:19AM
Hey you want to feel young forever -- don't have kids.

Yesterday morning, as I walked towards my burro to drive my daughter to school, I could not stop shivering.  I got in and my daughter says ..."I don't understand why old people always complain about being cold" ... I looked at her and it took me a few seconds to realize she just called me OLD PEOPLE.  I swallow my pride and I turned on the radio.

Last night I was watching a really good show on Netflix called the 60's ... Particularly how people feared that too much TV watching could be harmful to our society.  But it also made the case for how helpful it has been in how tv linked all of us and showed us how people lived in other parts of the country.  Then the advent of color TV and how that was just amazing.  Then I remember growing up watching black and white TV all the way up to 1977.  then We got a color TV at home and wow... That was awesome.  I think we may had been the first family in the Village who had one.... Then I realized that for kids who can watch tv on the palm of their hands, get mail through it, telegram their friends on the fly and even talk to them all in the same device; the 60's and 70's must look like the 30's to me. 

Yep, I am now officially OLD. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on January 31, 2017, 09:10AM
Now, when it comes time to do chores around the house, remind your kids it's now they're responsibility to do those chores. You're too old now for all that work.  :wink
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Post by: bob on February 01, 2017, 06:53PM
so I am debating about getting corrective eye surgery.  it scares me a bit.  but people seem to be happy after they do it.  I have heard some horror stories.  And with my luck...
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Post by: cas on February 01, 2017, 07:28PM
And with my luck...


...it'll work well and you'll find out you're not nearly as handsome as you though you were.
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Post by: xdguy on February 01, 2017, 08:00PM
The recent ones I know of their complaint has been at night seeing stars when looking at lights.
 Personally never considered it too phobic about my eyesight.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 01, 2017, 11:28PM
The recent ones I know of their complaint has been at night seeing stars when looking at lights.
 Personally never considered it too phobic about my eyesight.
:agree

That is what I've heard also. My Uncle had it many years ago when it was still in it's infancy. And the vision at night seeing light stars was his only complaint.
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Post by: bob on February 02, 2017, 07:10AM
^ scary
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Post by: mando on February 02, 2017, 09:00AM
Just get those special yellow glasses...[attachimg=1]
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Post by: DM on February 02, 2017, 11:24AM
Some people are really clueless.

You buy a service from a private business. You sue them to make them do something their not contractually obligated to do and then expect them to continue to do business with you, then are shocked when they refuse to do so.

 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/02/girl-expelled-after-suing-school-to-be-on-boys-basketball-team.html


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Post by: xdguy on February 02, 2017, 06:22PM
Global warming does not scare me, the dumming down of this country does.
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Post by: xdguy on February 05, 2017, 10:46PM
Why do they call it a prevent defense???????????
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Post by: cas on February 06, 2017, 05:09PM
http://youtu.be/1w8n0L3uUCE (http://youtu.be/1w8n0L3uUCE)
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Post by: cas on February 06, 2017, 05:14PM
http://youtu.be/gneBUA39mnI (http://youtu.be/gneBUA39mnI)
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Post by: DM on February 06, 2017, 05:27PM
Funny stuff



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Post by: cas on February 07, 2017, 08:32PM
Apollo has left us.

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Post by: DM on February 07, 2017, 09:42PM
I remember watching that show with my father regularly.


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Post by: xdguy on February 07, 2017, 10:23PM
 :cascrying : RIP
A little silly of a program but worth watching
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Post by: bob on February 08, 2017, 01:01AM
I loved the old and the new versions of the show. The old was the closest thing to a Star Wars TV Series.

May he rest in peace.

Frack!
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Post by: bob on February 08, 2017, 09:34PM
oh Well looks like another weekend of reloading ... :(
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 19, 2017, 09:28AM
Well, just got back from spending the night at the ER for another kidney stone. This is beginning to really drive me crazy. Besides being up all night, I still haven't passed it, and am still in pain.   :sick2
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Post by: DM on February 19, 2017, 09:46AM
That sucks. I hope you don't have to suffer too much longer.



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Post by: mando on February 19, 2017, 01:09PM
I have an old Italian remedy for yah.
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Post by: xdguy on February 19, 2017, 01:38PM
Might be a good time to start a new nutrition diet.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 19, 2017, 02:45PM
Sorry to hear that PB... get better.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 19, 2017, 04:23PM
It's been a rough past year for ailments. Between the hernia operation, problems with tendonitis in my arm and shoulder, and now this. Time for an extended service warranty on my body. And maybe some new replacements parts.  :wink
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Post by: bob on February 19, 2017, 05:15PM
Scrap yard at this point
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Post by: radioman on February 21, 2017, 01:32PM
Feel better PB!
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 21, 2017, 11:32PM
Looks Feels like I still have this kidney stone. And tonight I was running a low fever, so a trip to the urologist is in order. Never took this long to pass one, as it's no bigger than any previous. But since I have this fever, I better find out what's going on.  :ouch:
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Post by: SalR on February 22, 2017, 12:52AM
Hi.
Still waiting on permit.
Calling tomorrow, will hopefully hear good news.
Be back soon.
Sal aka Young Gun
p.s. miss u guys - being surrounded by liberal teachers and college students all the time is no fun
:shocked
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Post by: cas on February 22, 2017, 07:19AM
being surrounded by liberal teachers and college students all the time is no fun

Oh boo hoo.   Call me when you've been there 25 years.
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Post by: SalR on February 22, 2017, 08:18AM
Thanks.
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Post by: SalR on February 22, 2017, 08:19AM
Looks Feels like I still have this kidney stone. And tonight I was running a low fever, so a trip to the urologist is in order. Never took this long to pass one, as it's no bigger than any previous. But since I have this fever, I better find out what's going on.  :ouch:

Good luck Pb
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 22, 2017, 12:05PM
Woke up this morning feeling like I've been run over by a truck. Most of the signs of the flu. Figured I might've picked it up being in the hospital with all the sick people there. So went to my regular doctor first. He said I don't have the flu. Might've picked up a small virus. But he thinks it's all from the kidney stone still there causing an obstruction. He said definitely go to the urologist, which I already have scheduled for later. He said they may have to fish it out if it's causing blockage.  :shocked I know what that means, and how they do it. Just ask Shakey!   :panicAy!
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Post by: bob on February 22, 2017, 05:58PM
Peed like a champ this morning... no hands and all in the bowl.  :woohoo
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 22, 2017, 07:03PM
The urologist said I most likely have an infection due to the stone stuck in place. The blood test results tomorrow will confirm for sure. He said if I don't pass it by Friday, I'll have to go in for the procedure to remove it. I asked, "by ultrasound"? He said no, we go in thru your .... and take it out!  :shocked :shocked :shocked Holy crap! I said, you will put me out for the procedure, right? Thankfully he said yes.   :phew

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Post by: DM on February 22, 2017, 08:04PM
I had to have a bladder inspection done many years ago. Awful procedure. Glad they are putting you out for it.


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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 22, 2017, 10:14PM
Bob - I think you must help PB with a little Guapo-Urology... all you need is your smart phone and this:

https://www.amazon.com/BlueFire-Android-Endoscope-Phones-Function/dp/B013HZCYXK (https://www.amazon.com/BlueFire-Android-Endoscope-Phones-Function/dp/B013HZCYXK)

Bring your Dremel too... you'll need it once you locate the stone.

Good luck.
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Post by: xdguy on February 23, 2017, 09:40AM
Good luck tomorrow
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 23, 2017, 09:47AM
Doctors office called this morning, and they already want to schedule me for the procedure. And I was like whoa! I asked what were the results of the blood and urine test they did? They didn't have those back yet. And I'm not feeling the pain like I was, so how do you know the stone is still there, and I didn't pass it without seeing it? They didn't know. I said, before you go sticking some probe up my pecker looking for a stone, you better make absolutely certain it's still there. They said they'll get back to me.  :diosmio3
I don't like any doctor that's rushing to do some procedure on me, without knowing the absolute facts. They better do another ct scan, or sonogram, or whatever first, to make sure I still have a blockage. Don't just go probing looking for something that may not even be there! I know how I was after the hernia surgery. And even though this is not surgery, I anticipate my body will react in similar ways to the procedure, and I'll be in excruciating pain afterwards.
Plus the fact the procedure wouldn't be scheduled until next week! So, if it's so urgent that I have this procedure, why wait until next week, rather than immediately? None of it makes sense to me. I'm sensing a doctor that wants to rush into things, and yet doesn't have all the facts to back it.
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Post by: catahwho on February 23, 2017, 11:46AM
I was, so how do you know the stone is still there, and I didn't pass it without seeing it? They didn't know.

The one thing they do know is how much $$$$$ they get for doing the procedure regardless of your outcome. One must be very proactive when dealing with their health care provider.
I had the procedure done last September. Urologist insisted on it after trace amounts of blood detected in urine during a routine physical exam. My self diagnosis was it was due to intensive exercise including lifting 350 lbs  on incline leg press and dead lift with high reps/sets. The procedure showed negative results. The doctors dismissed what I had to say. I curtailed the weight lifting and subsequent blood tests also were negative. Many doctors like all people only know what they know, become grounded, and DO NOT look outside the box.
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Post by: cas on February 23, 2017, 12:03PM
I don't like any doctor that's rushing to do some procedure on me...

One of the guys who works for me had kidney stones this year. They did something to try and get rid of the and it didn't work. So they tried it again and it didn't work. So they had to operate.  Apparently the doctor was in a rush to go on vacation because he missed a few. He needed to go back into surgery. But at this point no other doctor would touch him so his doctor had to come home from vacation to do the emergency surgery.
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Post by: SalR on February 23, 2017, 02:00PM
Called Nassau since its 6 months + a little into the process, and I was told I'm just waiting on the Commanding Officers approval/signature.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 23, 2017, 03:33PM
Called Nassau since its 6 months + a little into the process, and I was told I'm just waiting on the Commanding Officers approval/signature.
That, is what really takes the longest! The head(s) of the PLB are usually very pro 2A, and have been processing applications very quickly. But once those applications head upstairs for final approval, they hit a major hurdle. The Commanding Officer and Chief of Police are both very anti 2A. And one of them is a woman, so you're looking at basically another Kathleen Rice in her 2A stance. Though they will have to eventually sign off on the applications, unless there are some extenuating circumstances to prevent them from issuing you a license, they will take their sweet time about it. A woman in such power, loves to exert her dominance over others.

Young Gun, go meet with her, and show her how you've been working out. Make sure you're clean shaven, and put on some cologne. And wear those special tight pants you have. You'll have your license in no time, and maybe a night to remember.  :in-love:
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Post by: mando on February 23, 2017, 04:49PM
Called Nassau since its 6 months + a little into the process, and I was told I'm just waiting on the Commanding Officers approval/signature.
Grow some breasts and wear a skirt! My wife got hers in like 9 days after her interview.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 23, 2017, 06:17PM
Called Nassau since its 6 months + a little into the process, and I was told I'm just waiting on the Commanding Officers approval/signature.
Grow some breasts and wear a skirt! My wife got hers in like 9 days after her interview.
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The Commanding Officer and Chief of Police are both very anti 2A. And one of them is a woman, so you're looking at basically another Kathleen Rice in her 2A stance.
Hmm, forgot that the woman in charge may go the other way.  :laughlol
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 25, 2017, 04:54PM
Update: spent another night in the hospital last night. Starting getting tremendous pain in my abdomen, and was not going to the bathroom for 2 days. What I did find out today, is that the kidney stone I have is too large to pass naturally. Somehow this important point was not stressed upon by the hospital last week, or the urologist I went to. They both talked about how to keep drinking water and see if I pass it , then go in for the procedure. Well, the woman doctor today gave me a visual, and said look at her pearl earrings, that's about the size of the stone. I was like holy crap! I could never pass such a stone, and would've been asking for the procedure right away. And then I called the urologist, who was filling in for my regular urologist, that he didn't explain things to me carefully. He talked so fast, and in medical terms, that it just turned me off and put the caution in me. After his snippy response, he said my regular doctor is returning today, I won't be dealing with him anymore, and I can now deal with my regular doctor. No wonder people don't trust some doctors. All knowledge, no personality.
Anyways the regular doctor called this afternoon, and we had a thorough conversation. He explained everything that is happening, and what is needed. I'm going in hopefully Monday if he can get it scheduled. He will use a laser to zap it, but then needs to put in a temporary stint. The stint part from what I've heard is the painful part. Painful urination until it's removed. Then hopefully 5 days later he takes it out. I'm not looking forward to it, but at least I'm completely educated about it now.
Shakey I feel your pain, or soon will what you went through when you had the stint.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on February 25, 2017, 05:08PM
Wow PB ... sorry to hear about your ordeal with the doc's and stone.  Good luck with everything.
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Post by: cas on February 26, 2017, 05:58PM
So...   when's the next match at Freeport?   (I'm trying or arrange a few purchases and sales, hate to drive all that way for just one thing.)
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 26, 2017, 06:17PM
Should be one next weekend, 1st weekend of month is uspsa match.
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Post by: xdguy on February 26, 2017, 07:44PM
Hopefully PB you be back in action for the IDPA match.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 26, 2017, 07:58PM
I hope so. Doctor called me this evening and he's trying to schedule procedure for tomorrow around 1 pm. Hopefully I'm not in pain like the last time I had something done.
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Post by: radioman on February 26, 2017, 09:10PM
Good luck with the procedure!
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Post by: DM on February 26, 2017, 09:19PM
Good luck!


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Post by: bob on February 26, 2017, 09:56PM
God speed
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Post by: cas on February 27, 2017, 07:15PM
Today marks 25 years at my place of employment. Not quite sure how that is possible. I've worked there longer than I haven't.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 27, 2017, 07:37PM
Today marks 25 years at my place of employment. Not quite sure how that is possible. I've worked there longer than I haven't.
I have 29 and want to get out.

Btw, just got out of hospital. Everything went well. They blasted the stone, plus another that was developing in kidney. And I have the stent in, which will stay for a week. The only painful part, and that's an understatement, is when I urinate. Pain and burning down there like I never experienced, and pissing out almost pure blood. Very unsettling for sure. But the doctor said it's normal, and will lessen. He gave a prescription to lessen the pain and burning. When I got to the pharmacy, apparently they have new, and shorter hours which just started yesterday. Got there 5 minutes after they closed. Seeing a grown man crying in a CVS was something new for them. But they looked in the back, and the pharmacist was still there. Her knowing me, and me explaining we just left the hospital surgical unit, she went in and got me the prescription. I never hugged a pharmacist before. I would've paid, and done anything for that prescription.
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Post by: DM on February 27, 2017, 07:40PM
That's a long time. But at least your close to pension time.

I've been at my place 16 years. That's unheard of in IT consulting. I'll probably start looking for something different in a few years. I started my day at 7am and it's almost 7pm and I still have items I need to close out before I call it day. I usually work 2-3 hours a weekend too. Of course no OT either.


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Post by: bob on February 27, 2017, 07:42PM
For what is worth ... Congrats :D
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Post by: DM on February 27, 2017, 08:18PM
Glad you hade some success.


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Post by: DM on February 27, 2017, 08:40PM
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Post by: cas on February 27, 2017, 10:07PM
The bad part is the first 6 1/2 of those years were part time, so I only get credit fir 3 1l4.
I need 55 and 30 to retire. So I'm still 7-8 years out minimum.  And of course I'd have to figure a way to pay my bills on 1/3 or whatever pay. And since full pay isn't covering them now....


PB I feel for you. I had a nasty infection once and it was like pissing broken glass. Starting was the worst part. Of course the pain would make you stop. And the cycle would repeat over and over until I could finally maintain a stream. Something I hope I never have to go through again.
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Post by: DM on February 27, 2017, 10:50PM
And of course I'd have to figure a way to pay my bills on 1/3 or whatever pay. And since full pay isn't covering them now....


It gets a whole lot easier once you move out of the downstate NY area. I'd personally leave, but upstate NY is a really nice area.




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Post by: Postal Bob on February 28, 2017, 04:46AM
I really need to get out of my job. When I finally got home after 8pm last night, after getting there at 10am, I had a message on my phone recorder. It was work calling. Not asking how I was, if I survived, etc., but telling me they didn't hear from me or the doctor, or receiving the fax from the doctor with the letter of explanation of my absence.   :beatingyourself They knew I was going in for the procedure. And the doctor said he would see how I was after the procedure, to see how long I'd be out. He'll be sending it to them today. And I'm not going back to work until after next Tuesday when the stent comes out! Fuck them at work! Even if I felt better, I wouldn't go back early.  :muyenojado I have almost 1 years worth of accumulated sick time. These are the times I saved it for, when I was older and would really need it. This is the reason people really do go postal at the post office against management.
Plus the fact that we used to have 5 clerks working, until 2 retired the past month. And guess how many they hired so far? Zero! So everyone is being overworked as it is. And when I was out last week, one of the other clerks went home sick, leaving just one for the day. And the woman who went home sick, rarely ever calls in sick unless she is practically dying. But it's expected people will be getting sicker. They had her coming in at 4am, and staying sometimes until 3-30pm. There's only so much a body can endure. And that's why I'm in no rush to get back, and seriously considering retiring next year. I told them at work, they're the ones pushing me to early retirement.

Btw, the fact I'm up at 4am writing this, is I'm all F'cked up. Between pissing fire and blood, I've been nauseous all night.
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Post by: bob on February 28, 2017, 07:01AM
Try not to take it personally. Most jobs do the same thing.  This is why if you have time to burn, then burn it.  Don't be a hero, it is not worth it.

I remember this coworker who pride himself on working harder than everyone.  He worked late nights, volunteered for all kind of craziness, weekend work; you name it he would do it.  He had trophies, awards, pictures of him and the CEO shaking hands while receiving some of those awards.  I tell ya, I took pity of that other coworker who had to fit all those awards in that brown box for him, once he got laid off. 

I also remember another coworker who had a triple bypass.  And HR was most interested in knowing when he was coming back.  They wanted a set date from him, something the doctors could not even give him.

Oh and these days, companies take life insurance on every employee to cover themselves for loss of productivity in the event you meet your demise.  And your loved ones get zero from said life insurance.

It is nothing personal.  It is just business.
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Post by: cas on February 28, 2017, 07:32AM
I have a new problem with my time at work, happened to a smaller degree last spring but never before. Having responsibilities makes me less prone to calling in. Heck I used to wake up 10 minutes late and call in. (then usually 30 minutes later I'd be wide awake and thinking "why did you do that?" Now I always show up and I'm accruing all kinds of time. In November I used 48 hours on my non hunting trip vacation. Then gave away 48 hours in some heath insurance pay down buy back thing, just because I had to much time. When I had the flu, I used vacation time just to use it up because I have to be below 320 hours by April first. But because of my anniversary and so many years, I get extra time!  I got 26 hours of annual leave yesterday! Which I will have to use up in 30 days. lmao (which is why I mentioned helping Rick for March Madness)

Sick time...  I'm getting close to 300 hours. (but I should really have like 1300 hours after all these years) lol. But that's probably never been so high either.
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Post by: xdguy on February 28, 2017, 10:46AM
When I retired got paid for 210 days at two for one, of course that is taxed at non earned income and the highest rate. But still it's found money.
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 28, 2017, 12:03PM
We don't get paid for our sick leave, but get 50% credit as years worked toward our retirement annuity. Still have to meet the minimum actual years worked of 30 years, and 55 years old. But I'll get an additional 6 months credit on my pension. And you have to use any accumulated vacation time or lose it.
Under the old system, those hired before 1975, didn't get any credit. So someone nearing retirement, with a lot of accumulated sick time, would just be calling in sick like every Friday and Monday. And taking off extended sick times every so often. And there really wasn't much the PO could do discipline wise. By the time they go through all the verbal warnings required, then the multiple written warnings required, before the can actually suspend the person for any time, they were retired. So you basically didn't see much of a person who was within 6-12 months of retiring. The PO finally got a little smart, and started giving some credit for accumulated sick time.
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Post by: bob on February 28, 2017, 05:43PM
The more I read post of late, we are starting to sound like grumpy old man.  Complaining about this and that ailment and talking about retirement.

Our president is 70 years old.  Healthy like a bull, enthusiastic and with levels of energy that should put you youngins in your 40s and 50s to shame.

  :guapotrump
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Post by: Postal Bob on February 28, 2017, 06:04PM
That's because we didn't marry gorgeous foreign born models, 25 years younger than us. Let me know if you'd still be who you are now, if you married someone like Melania years ago.  :thinking
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Post by: bob on February 28, 2017, 07:49PM
Maybe that is why I am in such good health :D
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Post by: catahwho on March 01, 2017, 05:22PM
Maybe that is why we have huge deficits  :D
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Post by: bob on March 01, 2017, 05:48PM
True that
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 12:30AM
Just found Tapatalk so I'll be on the forum more. (Hopefully)
I start shooting 6:50am tomorrow!! Wish me luck!

I met the assistant chief she was extremely friendly, but never talked about anything 2A. With my interview for when I went to intern with the legal bureau, the person that interviewed me said something along the lines of "I understand that people have a right to firearms, but I disagree with it heavily and cannot understand why anyone would want to own a gun."

Other than that she was very nice too. Usually you stay away from politics during an interview, but maybe putting that I'm a chief range officer on my resume isn't the smartest?

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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 12:32AM
Good luck with the procedure PB. Unless it passed already then have a speedy recovery!!!

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 03, 2017, 09:13AM
No "Chief Range Officer" implies a position of power that they have no idea of, though we know better.  :wink It shows you are serious about firearms and the handling and safety of them, and are not just someone looking to have a gun.

Had the procedure this past Monday, and am still recovering. Only in slight discomfort now from having this thing in me for days. Comes out Monday, and they say all pain and discomfort should go away after that.
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 10:28AM
No "Chief Range Officer" implies a position of power that they have no idea of, though we know better.  :wink It shows you are serious about firearms and the handling and safety of them, and are not just someone looking to have a gun.

Had the procedure this past Monday, and am still recovering. Only in slight discomfort now from having this thing in me for days. Comes out Monday, and they say all pain and discomfort should go away after that.
OK sounds good
And yea

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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 10:28AM
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Bob is what did you do to the ads on this site. . .

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 03, 2017, 10:49AM
Assuming you're doing the Area 2 match this weekend. Didn't Mike H go? I ask only because he's doing a match at Freeport this weekend. I thought he never misses the Area 2 match?
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 11:09AM
Assuming you're doing the Area 2 match this weekend. Didn't Mike H go? I ask only because he's doing a match at Freeport this weekend. I thought he never misses the Area 2 match?
I was the only person that got in from NY. They did a lottery or something

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Post by: bob on March 03, 2017, 11:33AM
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Bob is what did you do to the ads on this site. . .

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that is tapatalk ads, not ours ... I think it can tell where you have been... And it is perfectly normal.  I get emails all the time from women in their 40s wanting to meet me.  Lol
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 03, 2017, 02:59PM
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Bob is what did you do to the ads on this site. . .

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that is tapatalk ads, not ours ... I think it can tell where you have been... And it is perfectly normal.  I get emails all the time from women in their 40s wanting to meet me.  Lol
:shocked So..... where have you been lately on the internet Sal? You got to learn to use "in private browsing" when you visit those Japanese teen porn sites.  :D
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 03:01PM
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Bob is what did you do to the ads on this site. . .

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that is tapatalk ads, not ours ... I think it can tell where you have been... And it is perfectly normal.  I get emails all the time from women in their 40s wanting to meet me.  Lol
:shocked So..... where have you been lately on the internet Sal? You got to learn to use "in private browsing" when you visit those Japanese teen porn sites.  :D
I'm only kidding with you guys lol

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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 03:02PM
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I think that's a game I got a whole bunch of game ads lol

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 03, 2017, 03:33PM
Yep, that's what all the pedophiles say when they get caught being on a child porn site. " I thought it was just an online game site".  C:-)...... :nono
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Post by: mando on March 03, 2017, 03:50PM
Just found Tapatalk so I'll be on the forum more. (Hopefully)
I start shooting 6:50am tomorrow!! Wish me luck!

I met the assistant chief she was extremely friendly, but never talked about anything 2A. With my interview for when I went to intern with the legal bureau, the person that interviewed me said something along the lines of "I understand that people have a right to firearms, but I disagree with it heavily and cannot understand why anyone would want to own a gun."

Other than that she was very nice too. Usually you stay away from politics during an interview, but maybe putting that I'm a chief range officer on my resume isn't the smartest?

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Not only would I put CRO but I would also add "I can outshoot you too!" But that's just me.
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 04:29PM
Just found Tapatalk so I'll be on the forum more. (Hopefully)
I start shooting 6:50am tomorrow!! Wish me luck!

I met the assistant chief she was extremely friendly, but never talked about anything 2A. With my interview for when I went to intern with the legal bureau, the person that interviewed me said something along the lines of "I understand that people have a right to firearms, but I disagree with it heavily and cannot understand why anyone would want to own a gun."

Other than that she was very nice too. Usually you stay away from politics during an interview, but maybe putting that I'm a chief range officer on my resume isn't the smartest?

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Not only would I put CRO but I would also add "I can outshoot you too!" But that's just me.
Lol I'd love to. But they'd ask me to outrun their bullets!!!

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Post by: mando on March 03, 2017, 04:58PM
Just found Tapatalk so I'll be on the forum more. (Hopefully)
I start shooting 6:50am tomorrow!! Wish me luck!

I met the assistant chief she was extremely friendly, but never talked about anything 2A. With my interview for when I went to intern with the legal bureau, the person that interviewed me said something along the lines of "I understand that people have a right to firearms, but I disagree with it heavily and cannot understand why anyone would want to own a gun."

Other than that she was very nice too. Usually you stay away from politics during an interview, but maybe putting that I'm a chief range officer on my resume isn't the smartest?

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Not only would I put CRO but I would also add "I can outshoot you too!" But that's just me.
Lol I'd love to. But they'd ask me to outrun their bullets!!!

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You'd probably be safer standing still.
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 04:59PM
Just found Tapatalk so I'll be on the forum more. (Hopefully)
I start shooting 6:50am tomorrow!! Wish me luck!

I met the assistant chief she was extremely friendly, but never talked about anything 2A. With my interview for when I went to intern with the legal bureau, the person that interviewed me said something along the lines of "I understand that people have a right to firearms, but I disagree with it heavily and cannot understand why anyone would want to own a gun."

Other than that she was very nice too. Usually you stay away from politics during an interview, but maybe putting that I'm a chief range officer on my resume isn't the smartest?

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Not only would I put CRO but I would also add "I can outshoot you too!" But that's just me.
Lol I'd love to. But they'd ask me to outrun their bullets!!!

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You'd probably be safer standing still.
XD don't let sarge see you said that

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Post by: cas on March 03, 2017, 05:13PM
Ah, he don't count.  He's not a cop who shoots, he's a shooter who's a cop.


As for Mike , I thought he went to visit his dad and shot while he's there (or at least it was a dual purpose trip). His dad's gone now. Don't know about his mother.
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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 05:18PM
Oh I do have to ask him if the NYC website has the stats on # of rounds the Dept fires In a gunfight or whatever they call it. Gonna pick on the NYPD again for an essay ;p



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Post by: DM on March 03, 2017, 09:41PM
Just two towns away from me and not the only school with a stadium like that.

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Post by: SalR on March 03, 2017, 09:43PM
Just two towns away from me and not the only school with a stadium like that.

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That's crazy

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Post by: xdguy on March 04, 2017, 06:22PM
Both of Mike's parents passed so now too expensive a trip, no other reason to go.
  Good Luck!!!
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Post by: SalR on March 05, 2017, 08:06PM
4th in C Prod
48th overall
No Mike's no no shoots

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Post by: xdguy on March 06, 2017, 09:19AM
 :bravisimo
Congrats well done
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Post by: bob on March 06, 2017, 09:23AM
This year I am following your lead Kemosabe ... I am into the A game this year.  Missing fast may win the game, but I am finding it less satisfying these days.  Pretty cool when you can shoot a stage clean.  My sights are my world.  Thanks for showing the way, of course I will haul ass this year too.  Lol I have to make up for lost time somewhow :somb4
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Post by: bob on March 06, 2017, 03:55PM
Bill Paxton dead at 61

! No longer available (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yTMXteZokXs#)

Rip
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 07, 2017, 02:03PM
Today I went for my follow up to have the stent removed, after the kideny stone removal. I felt like I was violated. You are awake when they take it out, unlike when they put it in, you are out. Some temporary pain and blood, which they say will go away quickly. And the stent itself is about 15" long, with a loop on both ends.
The kidney stone they blasted with the laser was 10mm wide. To put it in perspective, 10mm is 40cal.  :shocked Certainly wasn't going to pass a 40 cal bullet so to speak. Never want to go through that again. Now it's time to get back to shooting.
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Post by: SalR on March 07, 2017, 02:07PM
How many grains?

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Post by: bob on March 07, 2017, 02:22PM
PF?
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Post by: radioman on March 07, 2017, 07:59PM
OUCH!
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Post by: DM on March 07, 2017, 08:39PM
That's crazy. Glad they got it fixed up.


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Post by: cas on March 09, 2017, 08:33PM
Again for no reason what so ever (other than stumbling across it on my 'outer again)

http://youtu.be/1e7WQCnzIxM (http://youtu.be/1e7WQCnzIxM)
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Post by: DM on March 11, 2017, 01:10PM
I'm not sure if I have posted this here before. One of my regular stores just moved and I stopped in to check the place out.

They had this at the old place too but I don't think I ever took a pic before.

Apparently this is one of ~30 in private hands.

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 11, 2017, 01:51PM
NY legal, right?  :wink
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Post by: SalR on March 11, 2017, 01:59PM
They keep it right next to the window?????
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 11, 2017, 02:11PM
They keep it right next to the window?????
You're right Young Gun, they shouldn't keep it behind a window. A better place would be right outside the front door. It sends a much better message that way. :D This is Texas after all. Everything's bigger and better in Texas.
That'd be a perfect addition to the back of my new truck.  :pb
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Post by: SalR on March 11, 2017, 02:14PM
Oh right,

but the window makes a good mounted position from inside. :shitgotserious
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Post by: mando on March 13, 2017, 11:42AM
Oh right,

but the window makes a good mounted position from inside. :shitgotserious
Best defense against the ZA.
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Post by: DM on March 13, 2017, 08:26PM
If your going to bring attention to your self one would think you'd cross your T's and dot your I's.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03/foghorn/breaking-atf-raids-store-featured-in-american-guns-reality-tv-show/


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Post by: SalR on March 13, 2017, 08:29PM
If your going to bring attention to your self one would think you'd cross your T's and dot your I's.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03/foghorn/breaking-atf-raids-store-featured-in-american-guns-reality-tv-show/


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Yeah I'm surprised they didn't get caught sooner.

On another note what do you guys think about lights/lasers on a carry gun

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Post by: DM on March 13, 2017, 08:47PM
IMO, You barely need sights at self defense ranges much less a laser.

Lights could have a use in a dark country home I suppose.


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Post by: SalR on March 13, 2017, 08:54PM
IMO, You barely need sights at self defense ranges much less a laser.

Lights could have a use in a dark country home I suppose.


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Makes sense

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 13, 2017, 09:21PM
I told you at the range the other day, lose the laser. It's making your Glock malfunction and jam. It worked fine before, until you put on the laser. Now you're getting ftf issues. A Glock that fails to feed is almost an oxymoron. Glocks practically feed all ammo, especially when they're untouched and stock like yours.
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Post by: SalR on March 13, 2017, 09:47PM
I told you at the range the other day, lose the laser. It's making your Glock malfunction and jam. It worked fine before, until you put on the laser. Now you're getting ftf issues. A Glock that fails to feed is almost an oxymoron. Glocks practically feed all ammo, especially when they're untouched and stock like yours.
That was with my dads reloads (that caused those), and I'm pretty sure it was his reject loads that he didn't want me to use in the competition caused it

I have to see how it handles the defensive ammo

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 14, 2017, 09:01AM
That's it, blame the old man, or someone else for your screw ups.  :wink

Isn't it about time you started making your own reloads now? You're not a little kid anymore.  :thinking
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Post by: bob on March 17, 2017, 07:24AM
So my 14 years old daughter discovered Frank Sinatra.  She genuinely likes his music. 
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Post by: DM on March 19, 2017, 09:39PM
First day of 2017 using AC.


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Post by: Postal Bob on March 19, 2017, 10:19PM
I'm just waiting until we can open the windows.  :(
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Post by: SalR on March 21, 2017, 02:18PM
That's it, blame the old man, or someone else for your screw ups.  :wink

Isn't it about time you started making your own reloads now? You're not a little kid anymore.  :thinking
I'm not blaming him he gave me that ammo to practice with/burn up because it doesn't fit into the 11* different case gauges he uses.

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Post by: bob on March 21, 2017, 04:44PM
 The English language is taking a beating ... AY Dios mio!
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Post by: Postal Bob on March 21, 2017, 06:29PM
I think when he was in AZ, he was kidnapped at the border by the illegal immigrants. And someone else took his place.   :guapotrump
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Post by: SalR on March 21, 2017, 07:00PM
I think when he was in AZ, he was kidnapped at the border by the illegal immigrants. And someone else took his place.   :guapotrump
I think I'm just missing a period?

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Post by: bob on March 21, 2017, 09:45PM
LMAO
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Post by: mando on March 23, 2017, 12:21PM

I think I'm just missing a period?

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That would have been scary to hear when I was 18-20. :nopuede
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Post by: SalR on March 23, 2017, 12:31PM
"I'm not blaming him he gave me that ammo to practice with/burn up because it doesn't fit into the 11* different case gauges he uses."

If i replace that with

"I'm not blaming him. He gave me that ammo to practice with/burn up because  the ammo didn't fit into the 11 different case gauges he has."

Is it correct now?
So my bad, I had the wrong tense.

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 23, 2017, 01:03PM

I think I'm just missing a period?

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That would have been scary to hear when I was 18-20. :nopuede
  :D I guess Young Gun missed the joke.
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Post by: SalR on March 23, 2017, 01:07PM

I think I'm just missing a period?

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That would have been scary to hear when I was 18-20. :nopuede
  :D I guess Young Gun missed the joke.
I am lost

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Post by: SalR on March 23, 2017, 01:07PM

I think I'm just missing a period?

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That would have been scary to hear when I was 18-20. :nopuede
  :D I guess Young Gun missed the joke.
I am lost

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Post by: SalR on March 23, 2017, 01:07PM

I think I'm just missing a period?

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That would have been scary to hear when I was 18-20. :nopuede
  :D I guess Young Gun missed the joke.
I am lost

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Wait I'm 21

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Post by: Postal Bob on March 23, 2017, 01:26PM
 
Quote
I am lost
    :laughlol
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Post by: radioman on March 23, 2017, 02:07PM
I just had a flashback, and a chill go down my spine!

 :horror
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Post by: bob on March 23, 2017, 09:46PM
I think we have all heard that at one time or another.  For some it was a happy event, for some a near miss and for others ... CHECK MATE!
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Post by: bob on March 23, 2017, 09:48PM
I think someone ought to explain it to him .. Lol
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Post by: Young Guns Dad on March 24, 2017, 08:27PM
To all I am back but have been distracted. Friday I did not feel well so i went to urgent care . wanted to check make sure it was only a sinus drip or even an infection . So the lungs were clear and I started the z pack Fri at 6 pm at 7 pm i said to my wife i am going to take a shower and go to bed i did not feel right . At 2 am i woke drenched i decided to stay in bed till the morning . I got up half a sleep took a shower when i got out to dry off i felt unusual pain as i look i have a very bad rash covering both knees and inside my elbows. around 2 pm my wife told my mother about it . Now upon inspection it was on both shins and calf's and both forearms. After taking my second z pack dose around an hour later i really don't feel good by 10 pm Sat the rash went up the sides and backs of my legs ,rear end back and neck down the arms. Not touched by the rash was my face hands feet chest and the private. Sunday morning I go back to Urgent care rechecked for strep and flu believes a drug interaction to my body from the z pack. So now he gave me prisoner for 6 days and a new antibiotic. Monday i looked worst just to keep my mind at ease we went to the dermatologist he also gave me a cream for the itch. But the point I will now make Saturday something made me go look at the box of medicine . I have been taking this for years October was the last time I took a z pack well it was MADE IN THE U.S.A.   AND DO YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS MADE NOW      MADE IN INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So i did some internet checking since thursday was the first actual day I was out of bed I found many other people had similiar reactions when are we going to learn .  :diosmio3 Hope to see the crew next week Young Gun's Dad
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Post by: DM on March 24, 2017, 08:43PM
Damn. Glad it worked out. Making medicine in 3rd world countries makes no sense.


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Post by: Postal Bob on March 24, 2017, 10:50PM
Made in India? Did it list any inert ingredients such as curri? You know that stuff is potent.  :onfire
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Post by: mando on March 25, 2017, 01:04PM
Damn. Glad it worked out. Making medicine in 3rd world countries makes no sense.


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Makes perfect sense, the drug companies profits rose 300%. :(
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Post by: radioman on March 25, 2017, 08:33PM
Feel better YGD!
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Post by: xdguy on March 26, 2017, 12:19PM
Unbelievable! Feel better.
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Post by: DM on March 26, 2017, 08:35PM
First tornado watch of storm season. This is probably something I'll never get used to.

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Post by: radioman on March 26, 2017, 08:37PM
And for good reason!
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Post by: DM on March 26, 2017, 09:11PM
And this is why satellite tv sucks. I'm now in a 30-45 min blackout.

But my line of site wifi is still up so streaming works.

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Post by: radioman on March 26, 2017, 09:55PM
I was out up here to.
For about the same amount of time.
I was blaming the weather.

Hmm...?
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Post by: DM on March 26, 2017, 10:06PM
Interesting...


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Post by: DM on March 30, 2017, 12:53PM
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/accidental-gun-deaths-hit-record-low-even-amid-recent-boom-in-firearms-sales.html


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Post by: DM on April 03, 2017, 11:17AM
Really good deal on M&P Shields.

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Post by: radioman on April 03, 2017, 11:20AM
I want one of those Shields, so bad!
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Post by: DM on April 03, 2017, 12:10PM
They ship I believe. I bought from them online before I knew they were local.


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Post by: Postal Bob on April 03, 2017, 12:20PM
Love the name of the store, "Grabagun".  :pirate
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Post by: DM on April 03, 2017, 12:52PM
The 45 keeps calling out to me


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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on April 03, 2017, 01:59PM
Bought from them a few times.  Besides excellent prices, very prompt shipping!  Get on their email list (or don't if you want to save money)... they have some great deals at times.

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Post by: Postal Bob on April 03, 2017, 07:26PM
So, I'm having some construction done at my house. We're going to be having my Grandson's Communion party here in May, and we needed to replace our worn back deck, and fix the front steps which were starting to crumble. Luckily I know someone in the construction business through the PO. They started today while I was at work. When I came home I was a bit shocked seeing the mess. If it wasn't for the fact that I know the owner of the company well, and know he is one of the best around, especially in the Five Towns area, I'd be having some serious anxieties right now. The stairs have to be completely redone. But the old deck's frame was in very good condition, and can be used as the foundation for the new one.
And being that he's a friend, I got the "Friends and Family" discount. Plus I made him an offer he couldn't refuse, paying cash for the job.   :money

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Post by: DM on April 03, 2017, 11:10PM
It looks like they are off to a good start.


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Post by: Postal Bob on April 04, 2017, 06:39AM
Eventually the bathroom comes next. Which would've came first, except when I was told about the upcoming party. Can't have people falling through a deck during a party, or breaking their legs coming into our house. But like I and the contractor said, they can always pee in the bushes in the backyard.  :D
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2017, 07:24AM
http://youtu.be/hoGRlS53U_k (http://youtu.be/hoGRlS53U_k)
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2017, 07:27AM
It was designed by top men.

Top... Men...


http://youtu.be/8cyBJMaKorM (http://youtu.be/8cyBJMaKorM)
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 04, 2017, 09:55AM
The question that came up with the bullet cam is why isn't the image spinning? The camera is in the nose of the bullet. And the bullet spins from the rifling. And I really can't believe they've developed gyroscopes small enough to fit in the nose of a bullet. Let alone cost effective enough too. As our POTUS likes to say, "Fake News".
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Post by: DM on April 04, 2017, 11:05AM
I think that made the rounds on April 1st?


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Post by: cas on April 04, 2017, 05:29PM
Self stabilizing gyros on the camera. Duh!
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Post by: cas on April 04, 2017, 05:31PM
http://youtu.be/Fdjf4lMmiiI (http://youtu.be/Fdjf4lMmiiI)
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Post by: bob on April 04, 2017, 05:50PM
Oh that's the Right stuff right there.  I needs me one of them
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Post by: cas on April 06, 2017, 05:11PM
RIP Mr. Rickles :(

http://youtu.be/88fNtfb_j08 (http://youtu.be/88fNtfb_j08)

http://youtu.be/bv4OMsTUptA (http://youtu.be/bv4OMsTUptA)
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Post by: radioman on April 06, 2017, 06:11PM
Loved that guy!
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Post by: bob on April 06, 2017, 07:27PM
OH my.

A legend left us. 
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Post by: bob on April 08, 2017, 01:02AM
Did you senores read about the lady who passed away right after she finished running like a 13 miles marathon... She finished the race and a few moments later she fainted and died. 

That is why death will find yourstruly comfortably in my couch, feet up and a cold Corona in my right hand and my tv control in the left hand... Bring it!  :tv
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 08, 2017, 08:17PM
Well, they finally finished building my front stoop. With it raining every other day, construction got delayed this week. By tomorrow when the concrete is set, I'll be able to finally get into my house without climbing over a pile of dirt. Still working on the back deck. About another day or two.
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Post by: DM on April 08, 2017, 08:54PM
Good news


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Post by: cas on April 12, 2017, 06:04PM
http://youtu.be/4TCa6vsJAfw (http://youtu.be/4TCa6vsJAfw)
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 13, 2017, 09:04AM
Construction on the deck and front steps is finally finished. I can once again get into my house without having to climb over makeshift piles of dirt, and lumber.


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Post by: radioman on April 13, 2017, 12:24PM
 :rtThumb  Looks great!
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Post by: DM on April 13, 2017, 12:50PM
Looks good


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Post by: SalR on April 13, 2017, 06:35PM
Youtube De-monetized all of the firearms channels today.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 13, 2017, 07:29PM
Youtube De-monetized all of the firearms channels today.
I heard something about that. Does that mean all our shooting videos will no longer have ads attached to them?
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Post by: SalR on April 13, 2017, 07:32PM
Youtube De-monetized all of the firearms channels today.
I heard something about that. Does that mean all our shooting videos will no longer have ads attached to them?
Yes. But it means those channels cannot make money anymore (at least from ad revenue)

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Post by: DM on April 13, 2017, 09:42PM
This world is going to shit.


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Post by: radioman on April 14, 2017, 09:02AM
OK I'll ask the stupid question, Why did Youtube do that?
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Post by: SalR on April 14, 2017, 09:17AM
OK I'll ask the stupid question, Why did Youtube do that?
They (Google) don't like guns. They banned people that had Google+ accounts that showed firearms related topics before. (Back when Hickok45's channel was shut down - and was restored)

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Post by: bob on April 14, 2017, 11:43AM
PB Congrats.  Looks nice.

On YouTube, I did not realize folks were actually making money, by presenting videos. But what stops you from doing the ussual biased favorable review of a firearm while getting a check say from S&W.  So I guess no more annoying adds.  It is just a political gesture with no real  consequence. Look at Facebook now.  People are literally posting their shooting videos to it.   That and all the how to stuff one usually would find on YouTube.
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Post by: bob on April 14, 2017, 12:38PM
Charlie Murphy rest in peace.

:(
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Post by: radioman on April 16, 2017, 02:54PM
Happy, Happy!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and the beautiful weather!
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 16, 2017, 03:22PM
A new deck requires new patio furniture, so that's what we did yesterday. I think the outdoor furniture cost as much as the indoor kind. The money just keeps on being sucked out of our account. Could've bought several custom guns with what we spent so far for construction and furnishings.  :nono
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Post by: bob on April 16, 2017, 05:37PM
Happy, Happy!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and the beautiful weather!
to you too. I spending the day at the city
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Post by: cas on April 16, 2017, 10:52PM
http://youtu.be/KnUEecEs3Xk (http://youtu.be/KnUEecEs3Xk)
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Post by: bob on April 20, 2017, 04:51PM
! No longer available (http://youtube.com/watch?v=bx43FMO8wx4#)
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Post by: cas on April 23, 2017, 11:10PM
http://youtu.be/AQnphc6qeNs?t=6s (http://youtu.be/AQnphc6qeNs?t=6s)
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Post by: mando on April 24, 2017, 07:37AM
Wow, he was on a roll! :rimshot :laughlol :laughlol
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Post by: bob on April 24, 2017, 08:31AM
The way he handled those balls ; with both hands :bobwink
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 24, 2017, 08:36PM
Today I go a first hand taste of the accusations many politicians and celebrities are getting hit with from the ultra liberal elitists.
I had a women today accuse me of being a racist. I was selling a customer money orders totaling over $1,000. As she was getting her money out, two other women were starting to move closer to the counter, and the customer I was helping. They were behind on either side of her. I asked if everyone would please step back to the sign that says "wait here until called", so we can give the customer at the window some privacy and security. Well, one of the women took slight offense to me saying that, and asked what was the matter? I again explained the privacy for the customer actually conducting a transaction.
This women who commented was either Indian, Pakistan, or some type of Muslim descent. After her turn, she went out in the other lobby and started carrying on, loudly. She was yelling out how he was never spoken to in such a rude manner, and demanded to speak to the Postmaster. Once the Postmaster came out, she really started carrying on, yelling out how I was rude and racist. She was so over the top, the Postmaster had to bring her into her office to talk to her. I heard her carrying on for over 5 minutes about me being a racist.
Afterwards, the Postmaster asked what happened, and I explained. I told her I have no idea what was going on with her, and why she took offense to being asked to step back from another customer handing me money. Luckily, there was another customer who had been waiting on a carrier to return from his route with his certified letter. After this gentleman picked up his item, he asked to speak to the Postmaster. He told my Postmaster he was present for the whole encounter, and heard everything this crazy women accused me of. He told the Postmaster that I never spoke rude to her, or demeaned her in any way. In essence, everything this Muslim women accused me of was a complete lie!
This is how the far left and ultra radical crazies operate. They lie right to your face, but do it in a loud and crazy manner, that most then take their word for what they say as the truth.
I can't wait until this women shows her face again. You think you're going to accuse me of being a racist because you're trying to play the Muslim race card, guess again. I'll give that women a piece of my mind. And also mention how the penalty for assaulting a Postal employee carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, and a $50,000 fine. Then I will immediately call my Postmaster up front, and say that this women started harassing me the moment she came in. And say we should call the Police. And who will the Postmaster believe? Me the best worker she has, or some lying Muslim who has already shown herself to be a liar.
Don't fuck with me! I don't take anyone's political correctness crap anymore!   :ElDiablo

Btw, the Postmaster and other window clerk I work with are both black women. So when someone comes in trying to play the race card or accuse me of demeaning women, it is quickly deflated as soon as the Postmaster comes out. But this is the first that I've had a Muslim try the prejudice crap.
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Post by: bob on April 24, 2017, 09:14PM
  People who are crazy like that can do crazy things if things escalate.  Nothing good will come out of you putting her in her place the next time you see her.  Your children, wife and other loved ones yes.  Crazy folks and those having a really bad day is best to avoid any potential for escalation.  If the shit hits the fan, then you need to make sure you are breathing when it is all over and all bets are off.

It easier said than done for sure.
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Post by: DM on April 24, 2017, 10:44PM
Glad to hear the other customer backed you up.


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Post by: bob on April 24, 2017, 11:04PM
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on April 25, 2017, 09:22AM
Wow PB... sorry to hear about that ordeal.  I sure hope all this crap and hate from the libs is going to come back and haunt them in future elections.

Out of curiosity, aren't there lots of camera's that would prove you were right and the ding bat was nuts and out for fake publicity?

(If not, what days of the week is there the most cash in the drawer of that gun free zone you work in?... just asking...  :bobwink )
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 25, 2017, 09:52AM
No cameras. But the one customer did confirm my story.
Sad truth is that in this job, I handle more money than any other job I worked at. And yet, this job is the only one where I don't/can't carry.  :(
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Post by: cas on April 30, 2017, 11:23AM
This year, evil will be busted!



Oh lord... so so bad.
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Post by: Postal Bob on April 30, 2017, 12:10PM
(http://925rebellion.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Was+George+Takei+botoxed+into+this+face+or+something+_d19882bcf7f37e35c5d3fc673ccbd31e.jpg)
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Post by: cas on April 30, 2017, 01:21PM
My favorite part is where she kicks the guy and you can see the shadow of the boom microphone on her back. lmao  The mark of high production values.


Those woman are probably not used to being in front of a camera with so much clothes on.
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Post by: bob on April 30, 2017, 02:04PM
I watched it twice. Evil does not stand a chance.  Let me watch it once more...
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Post by: cas on April 30, 2017, 02:42PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/18194684_10155235930288659_3018381668485379567_n%20copy.jpg)
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Post by: DM on April 30, 2017, 05:52PM
Ha


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Post by: mando on May 01, 2017, 08:45AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/18194684_10155235930288659_3018381668485379567_n%20copy.jpg)
I can see Cuomo going to run and hide under his desk after seeing that.
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Post by: bob on May 02, 2017, 11:28AM
That is a small fortune right there.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 06, 2017, 10:02AM
Well, once again I ended up in the ER last night. I've been fighting a cold/allergy all week. And last night I started having a coughing attack and almost gagging. My back muscles were already tightening up. Then a little while later I sneezed, and something popped in my back by my ribs, and I fell to the floor in paralyzing pain. I thought for sure I cracked a rib. And then I had this tearing pain in my abdomen. I went to the ER, and they gave me a shot of morphine, which didn't help much. Then they did a CT scan and x-rays, and found nothing broke or any muscles torn. Almost passed out twice from the pain, every time I tried moving. They then gave me some IV Tylenol and then IV Ibuprofen. With all those pain meds in me, the pain was finally reduced somewhat. Came home at 8 am this morning and still hurting.
I really need a new body. This one is falling apart rapidly. They're beginning to know me personally at the hospital for all the times I've been there lately.   :nono
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Post by: bob on May 06, 2017, 10:11AM
That almost sound like a heart attack.  Any reasons for the symptoms?  That sounds serious
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 06, 2017, 11:38AM
Old age I'm afraid. My body just reacts really bad to pain. Pain was as bad as when I had the hernia surgery.
And this year's high pollen days is really doing a number on me. Once I left the hospital, I could start feeling my throat get all scratchy from the pollen. And then I start coughing/choking, which right now I can't afford to do. I'll really kill my back muscles if I do.
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Post by: bob on May 06, 2017, 01:08PM
PB go to Arizona in June - August

Allergies will be no more and synuses will be clear.  That dry air and heat does incredible things.  As long as you stay away from direct sunlight, you will feel so much better.

I have sleep apnea and when I am there I don't bother with my machine.

Oh as an added bonus Arizona is a constitutional carry state. 

In 10 years or so, I am moving there
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on May 06, 2017, 02:32PM
Sorry to hear that PB. Feel better!



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Post by: radioman on May 06, 2017, 09:16PM
Get better PB!!
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Post by: bob on May 09, 2017, 08:48AM
Not bad having a normal spring season for a change.  Even the weather is doing better under the Trump administration.  :D
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Post by: mando on May 09, 2017, 09:51PM
Feel better PB.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 10, 2017, 06:58AM
Though better, my ribs still ache a bit. It's like I got kicked in my side. Normal movement gives no pain. Coughing hurts a bit. Sneezing causes me to drop from the pain.
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Post by: bob on May 10, 2017, 01:30PM
I spoke to someone yesterday who lost his bladder to cancer.  He still getting chemo.  I realized, I am in perfect health
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Post by: xdguy on May 11, 2017, 07:39AM
Down in N.Carolina looking at areas and homes. Pretty much decided on the Bolivia area, south of Wilmington. Of course one of the stops now was the Sheriffs office.
  Asked about theirs 8 hour course, they gave us a copy of the list of instructor, very friendly. NC recognizes the NY license so told them about our ones with the to and from. She said it IS good to use here until we move here permanently.
 So this is what a real state is like. :rtThumb
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Post by: DM on May 11, 2017, 10:55AM
Glad to hear this. I'm very happy for you.


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Post by: cas on May 11, 2017, 12:50PM
...you get a lot more for your money in Bolivia, I checked.

(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/d/d8/Bcsk-win2.jpg/600px-Bcsk-win2.jpg)
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Post by: bob on May 11, 2017, 09:26PM
 :ay! Federales!
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Post by: bob on May 13, 2017, 09:57PM
It's raining
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Post by: bob on May 14, 2017, 08:43AM
Did I mention it's raining?
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Post by: cas on May 14, 2017, 08:58AM
Nobody listens to you.
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Post by: bob on May 14, 2017, 10:10AM
Update:  Well it is not raining now
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Post by: cas on May 14, 2017, 11:50AM
Well I wasted all of yesterday and half of today. 

Right before the Area 8 match last year (end of August or September?) I had an electrical problem at home. I ended up unhooking all the outlets in my living room, one switch in the back room and the two switches by the front door.  I didn't want to go away for five days without the outside light working, so I temporarily hot wired it up so they would work till I got back. Open box, with wires hanging out of the wall. Well....  In a few minutes I'm going to attempt to put it back together.
:D
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Post by: cas on May 14, 2017, 11:55AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/web/MAN%20FIX.jpg)
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Post by: cas on May 14, 2017, 01:47PM
Well that went fairly simply. It's amazing what a mere nine months to cogitate on the problem will do for you. On the down side, apparently somewhere in between I threw one of the switches away. Either by accident or mistakenly thinking it was one of the old broken ones. The downside here being 1. It was "brand new", or at least NOS one I had just bought. And 2, it's an oddball switch that Honeywell stopped making about 40 years ago.  Well, off to eBay to try to over pay for another one.
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Post by: Postal Bob on May 14, 2017, 01:48PM
Well, all the rain yesterday put a damper on my grandson's communion party at our house. My new deck, patio furniture, and gazebo, remained covered. And we had to pack about 30 people into our living & dining rooms. Definitely tight, but it all worked out. Would've been nice if it was warm and sunny, but just wasn't meant to be.
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Post by: DM on May 14, 2017, 06:15PM
I brought my car in for an inspection with mostly bald front tires. They tried to sell me rear brakes which still had 3/16 left on them. I hate being treated like a an idiot. It did pass after I pointed out how much was left. The funny part was I would have paid for the tires if they caught it. I'll try for another 6 months on them since they are 325 each.

We do have a bill that will do away with inspections this year. It's expected to pass.


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Post by: cas on May 14, 2017, 06:29PM
My father took my sisters car in for inspection for her yesterday. Even though it's a friend of my dads, he couldn't pass it, the front tires are too bald. My father is pissed that he didn't look at them first.  He also didn't notice that it's two years out of inspection! (Don't know what she's thinking)


I found the switch I need on EBay, new in package with plate. $45 plus shipping.  Nope.
I stole a mostly unused one from the old bathroom ceiling heater I never use (because it's 55 years old and I'm afraid it's going to burn the house down). Replaced that with a normal switch (not hooked up)
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Post by: DM on May 14, 2017, 06:34PM
Well that went fairly simply. It's amazing what a mere nine months to cogitate on the problem will do for you. On the down side, apparently somewhere in between I threw one of the switches away. Either by accident or mistakenly thinking it was one of the old broken ones. The downside here being 1. It was "brand new", or at least NOS one I had just bought. And 2, it's an oddball switch that Honeywell stopped making about 40 years ago.  Well, off to eBay to try to over pay for another one.

This could trigger me to replace every switch in my house so they all match. CDO sucks.


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Post by: cas on May 29, 2017, 06:57PM
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Post by: mando on May 29, 2017, 10:34PM
The Steve Irwin reference was just too far, to far MattV!
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Post by: cas on May 29, 2017, 11:57PM
Horse entertains self with rubber chicken.

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Post by: xdguy on May 30, 2017, 11:55AM
Horse shows more intelligence then the gun nut. :bigL
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Post by: bob on May 30, 2017, 08:10PM
where did summer go?
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on May 30, 2017, 08:17PM
 
where did summer go?

 :cascrying
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Post by: xdguy on June 01, 2017, 09:43PM
The month of April seems to be hanging around a few months
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Post by: cas on June 02, 2017, 12:26AM
Yesterday was perfect! Today was just okay.
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Post by: bob on June 04, 2017, 06:13PM
A classic

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Post by: Postal Bob on June 04, 2017, 06:46PM
As funny as that clip is, what he says about Korea is oh so true, and coming back to haunt us now.
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Post by: cas on June 10, 2017, 06:39PM
Batman has died. We are diminished.

Ironically, I've watched a few minutes of him every night this week just before I went to bed. Dubbed into Spanish on one of the over the air stations.  :sonrisa

Of course the younger generation knows him as the Mayor of Quahog.




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Post by: xdguy on June 11, 2017, 10:28AM
 :cascrying
RIP
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Post by: bob on June 11, 2017, 04:52PM
Saturday mornings was cartoons and "Batman and Robin".  Nothing lasts :(

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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on June 12, 2017, 03:40PM
Holy horny caped crusader!

https://pagesix.com/2017/06/12/batman-star-adam-west-had-sex-with-eight-women-a-night/
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Post by: radioman on June 12, 2017, 03:50PM
I guess he truly was "the bat" man!
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Post by: bob on June 12, 2017, 07:04PM
madre de Dios
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Post by: bob on June 12, 2017, 09:01PM
My hero

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Post by: bob on June 16, 2017, 01:46PM
Getting ready for another Mother's Day tomorrow :(
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Post by: SalR on June 17, 2017, 12:07PM
I'm faster with the Glock 26 on the plate racks. . .(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/9ef320f90b9f2123d2ae5ac8e5b841e8.jpg)

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Post by: DM on June 17, 2017, 05:45PM
What was the other gun?


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Post by: SalR on June 17, 2017, 05:47PM
What was the other gun?


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Glock 19

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Post by: DM on June 17, 2017, 07:36PM
That's a significant difference.


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Post by: cas on June 19, 2017, 12:00AM
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Post by: cas on June 19, 2017, 09:09PM
And keeping with the musical theme...

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Post by: cas on June 19, 2017, 09:15PM
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Post by: bob on June 20, 2017, 02:03PM
That is a lot of talent.


As a Father's Day gift I got a new office chair.  A clear sign the end is nay.  furniture as gifts is never a good sign.
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Post by: DM on June 20, 2017, 09:15PM
Lol


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Post by: bob on June 21, 2017, 01:36PM
This is funny as hell.

But Freeport and the junk yard next door are getting plenty of tv time these days. 

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Post by: bob on June 21, 2017, 07:24PM
I am watching a review of a mcclaren super car... Why? Lol
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Post by: bob on July 03, 2017, 12:22PM
as you enslave yourselves in front of the grill keep your cool 8)

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Post by: cas on July 04, 2017, 09:09AM
In honor of Independence Day...

A couple years ago I'd have been all over this. Looks like a good deal for Keepkool though. ;)

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/00227gtuppersetliber/limited-edition-ar15-liberty-edition-stripped-billet-upper-and-15inch-ultralight-keymod-handguard-combo?clicks=rot1 (https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/00227gtuppersetliber/limited-edition-ar15-liberty-edition-stripped-billet-upper-and-15inch-ultralight-keymod-handguard-combo?clicks=rot1)
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Post by: cas on July 04, 2017, 09:15AM
Then of course we'll have to get him one of these to shoot in.

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Post by: DM on July 04, 2017, 09:28AM
That's a nice paint job.

I came across these as well.

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/july-builder-sets.html?sc_src=email_1799739&sc_lid=113882480&sc_uid=mIjrqiFvX8&sc_llid=123235&utm_source=Emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July+Builders+Set+-+1776+Parchment+%26+Red%2C+White+and+Blue+Cerakote2017-07-03+20%3A18%3A00&sc_eh=419da84ab27dbaa31


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Post by: Postal Bob on July 04, 2017, 05:34PM
Spent most of my 4th of July, going to Home Depot to replace the ballasts in most of my fluorescent light fixtures. Not hard work. Just tedious, as the old ones are wired direct into the light sockets. So cutting and splicing all the wires, while looking up the whole time leaves you with a kink in your neck.  :ouch: And just when I thought I was done, the light socket in my laundry room went, so off to the store to get a replacement before they closed. And another project of looking up the whole time.
Now I'm finally relaxing, drinking the beers I had cooling all day.  :sombcool And getting ready to bbq a few thick steaks. And then some more beers, and sit back and watch the fireworks in the neighborhood.  :tv2
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Post by: cas on July 04, 2017, 07:26PM
That was a LARGE portion of my old job and why I tried to get the job I have now. My shoulders just couldn't take it anymore.
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Post by: bob on July 05, 2017, 08:11AM
I cannot believe today is a work day :(

After all the celebration I really don't feel like doing anything, but to consume liquids and a plethora of advils
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Post by: xdguy on July 05, 2017, 09:25AM
Had a great 4th, was in my first parade in 50 years since Boy Scout days. Drove the museum M8 Greyhound in the Massapequa parade. You get some strange looks on the roads driving a armored car. :bigL
  Never mind driving a 8 ton vehicle on local roads with some of the idiots on our roads, guess who would win that game of chicken?
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Post by: DM on July 05, 2017, 07:58PM
I got used to people hanging their car keys on the board at the gym. But the handbag just ain't right. She regularly hangs this here.

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Post by: Postal Bob on July 05, 2017, 08:19PM
She regularly hangs this here.

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Are you sure it's a "she"?  :nopuede
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Post by: DM on July 05, 2017, 10:26PM
Lol. Yes.

That's outside the locker room.


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Post by: xdguy on July 08, 2017, 09:15PM
Very honest members then or a person always close.
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Post by: sbninja on July 09, 2017, 09:44AM
Thats cool. Must be nice to live in such a trusting community.
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Post by: bob on July 20, 2017, 09:22PM
Loved their music ... SAd

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington, 41, Dead of Apparent Suicide
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Post by: radioman on July 20, 2017, 09:45PM
So Sad!
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Post by: bob on July 21, 2017, 12:39PM
All this rich and famous artist killing themselves lately is a reminder to all of us, still breathing, that success as an end goal to our daily strive is a fallacy.  That being at peace with yourself is the ultimate goal and where real success lies. 

You can have a massion, have all kind of crazy money, fan adullation, even have gratuitous sex with anyone, and still feel so unhappy as to end your life. 
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Post by: bob on July 21, 2017, 12:47PM
The only time I am for the ultimate solution is when death is eminent and the person is in excrutiating pain.
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Post by: cas on July 21, 2017, 06:20PM
Or it might just mean some "celebrities" are just selfish , attention whores to the end.
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Post by: Postal Bob on July 21, 2017, 08:09PM
Or it might just mean some "celebrities" are just selfish , attention whores to the end.
:agree
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Post by: cas on July 25, 2017, 11:21PM
Okay...

The Who's Pinball Wizard, sung to the music of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues..... by a clown.

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Post by: bob on July 26, 2017, 03:41PM
So I went to physical therapy.  The pain was intense and the only way I would allow another male to basically massage my left buttex.   But well worth it.  pains is becoming less noticeable.  And this is just one session. 

Turns out this is related to a muscle spasm which is putting pressure on my sciatic nerve.  Great news as that can be remedied. 

Hopefully more years of USPSA      Evil  fighting
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Post by: DM on July 31, 2017, 10:20PM
If anyone ever finds themselves in Memphis TN, this BassPro is worth checking out. It must be their flagship store.

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Post by: xdguy on August 01, 2017, 02:05PM
 :diosmio
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 02, 2017, 09:50AM
So, besides the kidney stone, at some point end of last week or weekend, I hit my knee pretty hard. Didn't really hurt much, and I shot the match Sunday without even noticing it. But I guess with the pain meds I was on for the kidney stone I didn't feel anything. Well, between the match Sunday(thanks Cas for that platform   :Angry), and no longer on the pain meds, I had crippling pain in my knee this morning. Couldn't easily walk up and down stairs. Went to the orthopedic, got a cortisone shot, and will start physical therapy, again. This getting old, is really getting old and tiresome. I get over 1 injury, and get another before the first is completely healed.  :ouch:
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Post by: bob on August 02, 2017, 09:54AM
Rough stuff
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 02, 2017, 10:18AM
(https://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Getting_36f698_862919.jpg)
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Post by: cas on August 02, 2017, 08:28PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/misc/websize/target.jpg)

Ran into "Ron Target" today at work. I had a little fun with him as he didn't recognize me right off. I was in the lobby of one of my buildings, talking with one of my bosses when he came in to do the same. I suppose he was fixed on the task at hand and didn't recognize me. I just stood next to him quietly for 5 minutes or more while he conducted business and when when they were done talking and he was ready to go, I said "Bye Ron". At which he turned to see why this stranger knew his name.  :sonrisa

My chin whiskers are a lot closer to white than they were the last time he saw me, probably why he didn't recognize me. I told him it was my disguise. lol We're both a bit more gray since the last time we talked (the 2nd P-man I think?, even then it was brief)

Said he'd been working in and out of that building since before it was open, as have I so we're both surprised we hadn't ran into each other before. I followed him and his coworkers a bit and we BS'd a little I supposed. Good to see him again.
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Post by: bob on August 03, 2017, 09:28AM
Lol. That's great.

It is a small world.  The more than famous duck hunter, Ron Target.  We miss him so.
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Post by: bob on August 03, 2017, 09:38AM
I was wondering about the Captain the other day. 
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Post by: cas on August 03, 2017, 08:16PM
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 05, 2017, 08:09AM
From a NY Post article on Bario 18 (rival gang to MS 13)..

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..while street-level drug dealing is Barrio 18’s main income source, the group has been linked to murders, assaults, arson, copyright infringement , extortion, human trafficking, illegal immigration, kidnapping, prostitution, robbery and weapons trafficking ...

Copyright infringement?  :nopuede   :bigL
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 05, 2017, 08:59AM
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Copyright infringement?     
Music copyright infringements. The heart and soul of the PB videos.  :wink
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Post by: cas on August 05, 2017, 02:43PM
Bootleg DVD's I guess?  Good for them, they're diversified. It's not good to put all your gang eggs in one basket.
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Post by: bob on August 07, 2017, 05:11PM
Remember when this was ok for kids to watch

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Post by: bob on August 11, 2017, 10:14PM
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 11, 2017, 10:23PM
Remember when this was ok for kids to watch

These days:
Yosemite Sam: Now, you dog-blasted, ornery, no-account, long-eared varmint!
Bugs: Hey,just a minute, you! Dem's fightin' woids!
Yosemite Sam: I'm sorry, I hope I didn't hurt your feelings with my foul language.
Bugs: I'm sorry too, fightin' is bad.  We should both go to our safe spaces and come back when we are feeling better and calm.
Yosemite Sam & Bugs: Kumbaya...
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 12, 2017, 08:32AM
Huh.. Who knew I was shooting open back in `99?   :nopuede

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Post by: Postal Bob on August 12, 2017, 09:18AM
Huh.. Who knew I was shooting open back in `99?   :nopuede

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Well, if you were shooting open, you really sucked at it. Good thing you're now shooting single stack, and are only bad at it.  :bigsmile
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Post by: bob on August 12, 2017, 10:57AM
He shot open at the mid-Atlantic too.  Maybe the universe is telling him something... A 2011 is not much different than a 1911.  Maybe this is why he is putting so much powder into those 45 cases  :bobwink

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Post by: cas on August 13, 2017, 12:19AM
"Thank you to all my LIGC friends who donated to the drawing to raise funds for the Freeport Juniors. We raised a substantial amount of money and thousands of rounds of .22 ammo. Some of the LIGC member winners are:

Bigbore44, won pepper spray
Paul M. (Freeport and LIGC member) - Sense Gift Bag
Steve T. won the Leatherman gift pack
Marco F. won the rifle donated by Coliseum. Don't think he's a member but he's a competitive shooter who shoots at Freeport and LIPSA.
Mr. Vitaman won the rifle case
Steve, Good Guy with Guns won a self defense gift basket
Disturbed0013 won the $100.00 gift cert to Phase 3
RetLtMedic won the $225.00 gift certificate to Campsite"
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 13, 2017, 06:59AM
 :bravisimo
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 13, 2017, 08:19AM
Ruger 10/22  8)


My wife said 'why didn't you buy a raffle for a basket of wine?'
Me 'Because that would be gone in no time, the rifle is forever.'        :laughlol :hide

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Post by: Postal Bob on August 13, 2017, 03:45PM
Tell her the raffle ticket was for a basket of wine, but you lost, and got the consolation prize.   :wink
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 14, 2017, 03:08PM
Well, I F'n did it again, another injury.  :Angry Just as I got over my kidney stone and knee injury, I screwed up my right arm. Went in my pool yesterday, and was moving my arms laterally underwater, to stir up some of the dirt on the bottom. All of sudden I get an intense sharp pain in my right bicep, that almost knocked me out. My arm was in extruciating pain, and I could barely move it. Went to the orthopedic today, and he said I tore a tendon in my right bicep.  :ouch: I specifically asked if I'll be healed enough for the Area 8 match, because right now I'm not able to draw, and hold a gun easily. The doctor said I should be fine by then. So another round of physical therapy staring today. I'll probably skip the LIPSA match this weekend though. I don't want to do more famage, and possibly screw up the Area 8 match.

Btw, with my injury to my bicep, it's swelled up some. At least in my right arm, I look like I've been working out , you know. Hey, that's one way of looking pumped up.  :D
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Post by: Sarge on August 14, 2017, 03:13PM
I'd call you fragile Bob, but I think it would get confusing on this site;)
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Post by: bob on August 14, 2017, 03:16PM
+1 for Evil

My sciatica is better ... but the only two things that have helped is time, pain killers and a pillow between my legs and sleeping on my right side.

Then a few days ago I stepped the wrong way and I know have a swollen left ankle.  I can still walk with a slight limp. 

I refuse to let Evil win and I am still making it this weekend.  It is not like my chances of winning are any worse :D
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Post by: radioman on August 14, 2017, 03:22PM
What a trooper!
A true fighter of evil!!
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 14, 2017, 03:29PM
It's work that's slowly killing me day by day. I stand, mainly in one place, all day. So that takes a toll on my lower back and legs. And the way the POS touch screen computers are set up at work, I'm non-stop extending my right arm to use it. Several hundred times a day. So that is slowly destroying my arm and shoulder.
My chiropractor told me once I stop working, I probably won't need to see him anymore.
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Post by: radioman on August 14, 2017, 03:38PM
My tale of wow is that for the first time in over 2 years, I spent over an hour walking.
Wasn't so bad, but I started to feel sore; more than usual.
I look down, and the whole inside of my calf is black and blue !
One of my friends, I was attempting this minor hike with, is a doctor.
Says I better get off my leg and take it easy. If the black and blue doesn't start to dissipate in a few hours I better get to the doctor.
So the next day it is a lot less black and blue, but went to ortho anyways.
It wasn't a blood clot or anything that serious. I more than likely had something called an adhesion, which let go. This turned out to be not a bad thing and my leg is less stiff now. GO figure. Why didn't I just keep going to physical therapy. Oh because my doctor and the insurance company said something to the effect that I had received the maximum therapeutic value therapy would provide. Ya right!! So now I am walking more
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 14, 2017, 05:15PM
In a way I need a rest from the matches. Yesterday's match at Freeport, which normally finishes 11-11:30, ended at 2 pm. It was crowded, slow, and very strong sun. And by the time we finished, my squad of originally 10, was down to 3. Everyone left early, and the few of us left, had to break down the stage. I was completely drained by the time I got home.
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Post by: cas on August 14, 2017, 06:57PM
I'd call you fragile Bob, but I think it would get confusing on this site;)

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Post by: Postal Bob on August 19, 2017, 01:32PM
Went down to Freeport today to see if I can shoot. I can draw, and hold the gun no problem. I was able to slow fire the gun no problem. But when I tried double taps, it was hurting. I guess the need to grab the gun firm during rapid fire, puts stress on the bicep and tendon. Hopefully in a week it'll be better, or I'll be slow firing at the Area 8 match.  :nono
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 19, 2017, 03:59PM
You're not going to believe it, because I really can't myself, but I just injured myself again!   :que  I was draining out some of the water(sludge) from my boiler like I do every year this time, in preparation for the service people coming this week. As soon as I grab the drain valve, it broke off(must've rotted over the years), and hot water came pouring out all over my hands. Needless to say I got scalded on my fingertips, and half my finger tips blistered up. I've been holding ice packs in my hands for the last hour, in hopes that I can keep the swelling to a minimum. Right now my trigger finger and right thumb are good, but my other middle fingers are blistered. I don't know what impact this will have for the Area 8 match. Hoping the blisters are gone by then. At worst, I'll have to tape up my fingers to protect them.   :ouch:
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Post by: Li02liberty on August 19, 2017, 04:02PM
Bob you have no luck! Hope you feel better.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 19, 2017, 04:41PM
PB when it rains, it pours. Of course it really sucks when it's pouring scolding hot water!  Feel better.
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Post by: xdguy on August 19, 2017, 05:16PM
Have you considered living in a bubble?
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 19, 2017, 07:21PM
My plan is to start living  life dangerously. Sky diving, bungee jumping, cliff diving, etc. Figure I have nothing to lose. Living life safely has been killing me. 
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Post by: cas on August 20, 2017, 03:56PM
Old, but what the heck.. 


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Post by: bob on August 20, 2017, 07:19PM
don't miss the eclipse tomorrow

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Post by: bob on August 21, 2017, 12:52PM
Bring it

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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 21, 2017, 12:57PM
Cool... I made a couple for my kids too.   

I'm at work, I'll just go out and stare at the sun directly... maybe it will fix my aiming.    :ay!
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 21, 2017, 01:20PM
I'm having my own private eclipse party. Leftover ribs, cold beer, and then a Cuban cigar. If the world comes to an end, at least I'll be going out in style.  :somb
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Post by: bob on August 21, 2017, 01:29PM
Sounds like fun. 

On my way
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 21, 2017, 03:03PM
Disappointed by the eclipse. If you didn't know there was one happening, you wouldn't even have known, at least around here. I expected it would get somewhat dark, but nothing. I wanted to see chaos, panic, upheveal, looting, rioting, etc. What a let down.  :(

(https://kek.gg/i/54_Y4F.jpg)
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Post by: bob on August 21, 2017, 03:51PM
I managed to captured this picture ...

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Post by: xdguy on August 21, 2017, 06:51PM
 Went out and watched a few times, ok better I'm sure further south.
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 22, 2017, 05:09PM
So, evil has really been kicking my ass lately. Kidney stone surgery, kidneys stones again, tearing bicep tendon, scalding fingers, etc. So why stop now? Just had another kidney stone attack.  :nopuede Yep, once again. But this time I stood home as I have all the pain meds needed from all my previous trips to the ER. And looking back at all the CT scans lately, they did mention a small stone still attached in my right kidney(it's not until they break free that you get the pain). And the doctor has me on these supplements which are supposed to prevent stones, and help dissolve them. So it must've loosened this last one. So I waited it out as I knew this was a fragment or the really small one still in my kidney. Thank goodness for the pain meds. I took them, monitored my blood pressure(always goes sky high during a kidney stone episode), and drank as much water as I could. After 3 hours, the pain just stopped. That's how it usually is. Intense pain so bad you want to die, and then when the stone gets down enough, pain just stops, and the blood pressure goes back to normal. Unreal.
Evil is really throwing everything at me this week to keep me from Area 8. What is it so afraid of?
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Post by: bob on August 22, 2017, 05:46PM
Plenty to be afraid of

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Post by: bob on August 22, 2017, 07:27PM
It is a beautiful day to paint


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An 11 years old guapo

My blond Afro how I miss thee
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Post by: Sarge on August 22, 2017, 07:37PM
Looks like a young Obama!
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Post by: radioman on August 22, 2017, 08:20PM
Muy Guapo!!!
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Post by: bob on August 25, 2017, 08:08PM
Joe Arpaio pardoned by the Don
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Post by: bob on August 25, 2017, 10:46PM
I went to Dick's today looking to buy better ear protection.  I saw a young man setting some new items on the shelves in one of the aisles.  I approached him and in a loud voice I said -- DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND EAR PROTECTION?  He says -- One aisle over.  I said -- WHAT..?  He looked at me for a few seconds and then started laughing. 

I still got it. :D
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Post by: DM on August 26, 2017, 07:24AM
Lol


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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 04:00PM
So today my neighbor across the stree comes over a bit shaken up.  She told my wife that a raccoon had gotten into her backyard and was just sitting there making a menacing hissing sound.  My wife told her to call the police since it could had rabies.  The police came and chased the thing from her backyard right across the stree into my front lawn.  Cornered, the officer took his glock out and shot the thing right then and there twice.  to be fair, he he told my wife to go back inside and keep the kids inside the house.  She thought he was going to poison or dart the thing.  So I was inside the house while this was going on.  I heard two shots and I was like wait,  was the raccoon shot dead? Yep.  When the police officer left my wife took me to the spot where he shot it.  There I found 2 empty 40sw shells. 
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Post by: radioman on August 31, 2017, 04:07PM
Don't know what to say. :thinking
It was out in daylight hissing. Likely rabid.
Maybe he should have called animal control?
Maybe they have a protocal that says daylght, hissing, CHOOT'em!!
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 31, 2017, 04:30PM
Interesting story. 

I'm kinda surprised the PO discharged his weapon.  I'd figure in NY there would be a ton of red tape involved, but what do I know.  [Sarge?]  On the plus side, you got some free brass.  100 more raccoons and you get enough to shoot a match. 

Raccoons usually don't wander around to much in the daylight, so something was probably wrong.

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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 04:37PM
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 31, 2017, 04:40PM
If a raccoon is out midday like that, it most likely had rabies. Of course, you could've done the same more efficiently with a single blast from your 12 ga.  :wink
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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 04:45PM


It was so unnerving to hear those shots so close to my house.  I am sure he made sure the shots were pointing downwards.

Shit I better check my sprinkle system.  Hopefully he missed the gas line which happens to run on the part of the yard
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 31, 2017, 04:48PM
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Hey, good idea to pick up spent brass after a shooting(that is technically what happened), and get your fingerprints all over them. Now when someone else calls the police to report shots fired, your holding the evidence, along with the guns.  :D
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Post by: DM on August 31, 2017, 04:51PM
Kind of surprising in Nassau/Suffolk but it sure was efficient. I'm guessing waiting for animal control with a raccoon that was very likely rabid could have resulted in it getting away. All things considered seems like a good approach.


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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 05:01PM
I am sure there will be protest by fellow raccoons tonight, all holding signs -- Raccoons' life matter. 
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 31, 2017, 05:08PM
Just wait until P.E.T.A. hears about this killing of wildlife at your residence. They'll be protesting on your sidewalk all weekend.  :D

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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 05:08PM
He told my wife  this the third time (I am always fascinated as to why things happen in 3s) that he had to do this.  The town is growing concerned that there may be an epidemic of rabies.
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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 05:12PM
Just wait until P.E.T.A. hears about this killing of wildlife at your residence. They'll be protesting on your sidewalk all weekend.  :D



Thank god I don't have a sidewalk. 

I heard that even after the second shot it was still moving a bit.  You would think that round was a defensive type one.  One shot should had been enough.  Suddenly shooting squirrels with my 50 does not sound excessive.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on August 31, 2017, 06:53PM
It's a good thing you knew what was going on... otherwise you could have run out the front door with your .50 & Sombrero to investigate.

ICE would have you half way back to Mexico as an MS-13 gang-banger by now.   
:senorsomb :laughlol  :hide
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Post by: cas on August 31, 2017, 06:58PM
The officer will no doubt be sorry he did that.


(you'd be in jail if you did that)
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Post by: Postal Bob on August 31, 2017, 07:42PM
Just wait until P.E.T.A. hears about this killing of wildlife at your residence. They'll be protesting on your sidewalk all weekend.  :D



Thank god I don't have a sidewalk. 

I heard that even after the second shot it was still moving a bit.  You would think that round was a defensive type one.  One shot should had been enough.  Suddenly shooting squirrels with my 50 does not sound excessive.
Poor shot placement. The LE needs some more practice. Should've given him a Guapoforum.net patch.  :D
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Post by: bob on August 31, 2017, 09:24PM
Today was surreal.

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Post by: bob on September 02, 2017, 12:12AM
Summer came and went
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 02, 2017, 07:13AM
Thank goodness, cooler weather.
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Post by: Wile E. Coyote on September 02, 2017, 07:34AM
Summer came and went
:cascrying

Thank goodness, cooler weather.
:hater
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Post by: bob on September 02, 2017, 09:05AM
Cold fingers and steel make for a short day at fighting Evil.  :shocked
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Post by: Postal Bob on September 02, 2017, 09:08AM
Cold fingers and steel make for a short day at fighting Evil.  :shocked
Overheating and dehydration in 85-90 degree weather makes for kidney stones and muscle tears.   :noway
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Post by: cas on September 02, 2017, 09:18AM
I'm still waiting for spring to start. Seriously, this is so weird. Working too much. (Before taking off for Area 8 I worked 22 days in a row without a day off. Between June 1st and Area 8 I think I've had off 7 days. (would be 6 if not for the 4th of July). Plus working late every day since May. Basically come home, sit around for a couple hours, then go to bed.

When spring comes, it takes me a while to snap out of winter mode. I get used to getting home and it already being dark and too cold to do anything. I'm always late changing gears, adjusting to it staying light later. I find myself sitting around when I could be out doing things, because I kind of forget it's no longer winter.  Anyway.... I never get out of that this year. Between doing nothing but working, coming home late every day, having no weekends, my brain is kind of still in that mode. It still feels like early March to me. It's almost kind of frightening, I feel like I lost 4-5 months somewhere.
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Post by: DM on September 02, 2017, 09:35AM
I can totally relate. I'm working far too much.


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Post by: bob on September 02, 2017, 10:17AM
Rough

You need to find a way to decompress ...  That level of intensity eats at you in ways you cannot tell until it is too late.
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Post by: cas on September 08, 2017, 05:01PM
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