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  1. 11 points
  2. I have made a practice of repeating this warning every year at the start of the heating season, in an effort to help avoid needless deaths and similar tragedies. Let me give it another shot. Until I retired last year, I made much of my living investigating and trying carbon monoxide (CO) exposure cases. Nothing has caused me greater heartache than responding to a scene where multiple people (and usually including small children) have succumbed to CO poisoning. This pain is intensified by the fact that most of these deaths were largely avoidable given nothing more than some ordinary sense and care and $50 worth of ordinary technology. For the benefit of a new generation of appliance users, let me offer the following: CO is an odorless, colorless gas, produced as a by-product of burning fossil and solid fuels; if you have an appliance that burns gasoline, propane, natural gas, or any other petroleum product, or coal or wood, that device will produce some volume of CO; the volume is dependent upon the age and condition of the appliance. If you are exposed to certain levels of CO for a sufficient time, it will kill you - silently and often without warning; it kills you by interfering with the blood's ability to bond with and carry oxygen; in a sense, you will suffocate because your brain and other organs cannot get the oxygen they need to work properly. You may suffer from headaches and dizziness, and other symptoms may lead you to believe (mistakenly) that you have the flu; if you roll over and try to sleep it off, you may never awaken; The level of CO produced varies with the age and condition of the appliance; if you do not have regular service performed by qualified technicians, or do not replace the appliance when it exhausts its useful life, you are begging for bad things to happen; Fuel burning appliances utilize a venting system, designed to carry the by-products of combustion (including CO) out of the structure and away from occupants; again, faulty or neglected maintenance can cripple the system and allow this silent killer to linger in the home and reach the occupants. This is all avoidable. Follow these simple steps to safeguard your families and yourselves: Have every appliance and vent serviced as recommended by the manufacturer, but in any event, at least yearly; be sure that your service technician is properly trained and certified; this is NOT a job for the do-it-yourselfer; Replace worn out or aged appliances and their venting systems; delaying to save a couple of dollars may cost you your life; Never use grilles, hibachis, generators, unvented propane heaters or other fuel burning appliances indoors, or in outside areas immediately adjacent to doors, windows, air intakes or other openings; never operate such appliances inside a garage or basement; Do not run your car or truck for extended periods inside or immediately adjacent to your garage, or in a location where vehicle exhaust can be pulled into the house through a vent, window or other opening; Install a CO detector and alarm in the vicinity of every fuel burning appliance in your home; change batteries and detectors as recommended by the manufacturer; test each unit monthly; DO NOT INGNORE "NUISANCE" ALARMS - you may get no further warnings! If you get an alarm, leave the house immediately and call the fire department. Please take a few minutes and talk to your family about these safety steps. It is a small commitment to make certain that they are protected properly. LL
    10 points
  3. Are there times when you have forgotten how to count to 10? What is the penalty when that happens to a gunfighter?
    8 points
  4. Now PETA wants baseball to stop using the word bullpen because it “devalues talented players and mocks the misery of sensitive animals”. Positive proof of an organization that has run out of things to do.
    8 points
  5. A compilation of Fireball's 1887 Shotgun runs from Ambush at Cavern Cove - 2021 SASS Southeastern Regional hosted by the North Alabama Regulators in Woodville, AL at Cavern Cove Competitive Shooting Range. Video concept by: Deuce Stevens Team Fireball Logo Graphic by: JP Law Filming by: JP Law, Stingray, & The OTJ Video editing by: The OTJ
    7 points
  6. Someone needs to round these jackasses up, cut their fingers off and staple their lips together.
    7 points
  7. VA ladies advised me the this morning that YOU WILL BE HERE MONDAY MORNING AT 8:30 FOR YOU BOOSTER SHOT! I don't dare argue with them. It's like having seven wives. (I wonder how my Mormon ancestors managed that )
    7 points
  8. Interesting documentary on CBS of all places. It is 25 minutes long so it might only warrant watching a few minutes. Bottom line of the story is that blacks, hispanics, Asians, LGBTQ etc. are all buying guns and now support the 2nd Amendment. Leftist polititians may have an uphill battle with their own base if they try to impose gun controls. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/cbsn-originals-the-new-pro-gun-generation/
    6 points
  9. No surgery. Got home at 10:00 pm.
    6 points
  10. I would like to thank everyone for a great shoot. We had a wonderful time meeting old friends and making new ones. We hope to make it back next year. kR & Shirttail Bess
    6 points
  11. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone in California gun stores and gun shows say “What do you mean I have to wait 10 days?” Or “Why do I have to go through a background check for ammo?” Or “Why do we have all these stupid laws and restrictions?”. Apparently there is a tide turning here. In talking with folks at my LGS and local range there are quite a few pro-gun converts that are questioning things besides gun laws. I don’t know if things will change here but the seeds have been planted. I do not know what may come here as I intend to be gone this summer.
    6 points
  12. Still outside of Roswell, but caught this one!
    5 points
  13. Won't change a thing. They will keep voting for the hard left capons.
    5 points
  14. Cheers, I was sitting in my car outside the gun shop (its Friday morning here) when I posted this, just went back in and bought the 5 bricks which I'm very happy to have gotten.
    5 points
  15. Some of these people just might find that they're not as liberal as they thought they are.
    5 points
  16. Vaccine - Noun - A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies, and provide immunity against one, or several, diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, it's products, or a synthetic substitute treated to act as an antigen without inducting the disease. I am NOT saying you should, or should not, take the shot. That is your personal decision, and freedom states we should not be punished (such as being fired from our job) for making a choice about taking it, or not taking it. Looking at some facts... ---Does the shot provide immunity from covid? - No. In the County of Waterford, in Ireland, 99.7% of the adults have had the shot., yet, Waterford has the highest incidence of covid in Ireland. A study in Sweden shows that after 210 days there is zero efficacy against symptomatic infection, after which there seems to be negative efficacy. That means you have some resistance to it, for a while, and eventually the resistance seems to be negative resistance, or in other words, it attracts the disease! The Swedish study also stated that the effectiveness of severe illness seems to remain high through nine months, although not for men, older frail individuals, and individuals with comorbidities. ---Does the shot stop transmission of the disease? - No. United Kingdom data is showing that those that have had the shot are infected at a greater rate per capita, and in some places, at twice the rate, for every age group over 30. For those ages 40 to 80 years old, the "vaccinated" were more than twice as likely to test positive. A recent article in the publication "Nature" stated, that "the spike protein of SARS-Cov-2 Variant A.3 is heavily mutated and evades vaccine-induced antibodies with high efficiency". There is a lot more, but what is the point to all this??? The point is that, by definition, this is not a vaccine. It may only address the symptoms, and those that have had the shot can still get it, and also still transmit it, and can also still die from it. That there are places that have had nearly 99.7% vaccination rate, and yet the cases of covid have risen dramatically in spite of that. Looking at the arguments for, and against, taking this shot, it is clear that the jury is still out, if, indeed one looks at all sides of the issue, with some sort of an open mind. Also, reading and hearing both sides, it should become pretty evident as to why some take the shot, and some are still not convinced it is living up to the official hype. You have conflicting information about whether this shot works or not, or whether taking the shot makes matters worse. Whether I like it or not, or whether you like it or not, there IS conflicting information. It boils down to fear. Fear for some, at not getting the shot, and fear for others at getting the shot. Who is right, and who is wrong? As the old cowboy once said..."that remains to be saw".
    4 points
  17. No! He's the only thing standing between Kamala and us! The VP slot is the weakest position in the Federal government, so let's keep her there where she can't do any real damage to anybody but President Sniffy's administration and herself. Having a sock puppet in the White House is bad enough but she'd be even worse. What he does by screwing up, she'd do with malicious intent and probably some stuff that's even worse. Heck, the only reason I can see for making her VP in the first place was that she was unelectable and it was an end around to get her into the White House when President Sniffy is either impeached by the Right or removed for incompetence by the Left (depending on how the mid terms work out).
    4 points
  18. October 27th 1981, the Soviet submarine S-363 Whiskey-class submarine of the Baltic Fleet, became famous under the designation U 137 when it suffered the extreme embarrassment of having to surface within Swedish territorial waters after it accidentally struck an underwater rock 6.2 miles from the main Swedish naval base at Karlskrona. The already wounded Soviet submarine’s bad luck had only begun as it's underwater collision occurred in the midst of a Swedish naval exercise, that was testing new equipment in the area. Swedish naval forces swiftly reacted to the obvious breach of sovereignty demanding an explanation from the captain whom initially claimed that simultaneous failures of navigational equipment had caused the boat to get lost (despite the fact that the boat had accurately navigated through a treacherous series of rocks, straits, and islands to get so close to the Swedish naval base). The Whisky Class Submarine incident became famously known as "Whisky on the rocks" Sierrahotel.net Pictured : A Swedish Viggen inbound to buzz the Russian U137 submarine "Whisky on the rocks"
    3 points
  19. ▼ this post self-identifies as a cartoon
    3 points
  20. As with all things, take steps to help yourself. If you start coming down with ANYTHING, break out electric tea pot and steam yourself. Covid lives in the nose and throat for awhile, before it goes down into the lungs. Steam will kill it. Covid is making its rounds through my daughter's hospital (again) and she and several of her team have contracted it (again). As soon as she showed the signs, she started a steaming regimen and kept it out of her lungs. The shot will not keep you from contracting covid, nor will the shot prevent you from infecting others. All it will do is help reduce the impact of the infection. It is a shame that the chronic amount of lies, deceit and politicization have soured the public against the shot, and gov't in general and that rodent Fauci in particular. The lie of "FDA approved" is just that... the version of the shot that is indeed FDA approved is for use in Europe only, and not the US. As I understand it, first-time recipients of the shot are still required to sign the disclosure stating it is "experimental". This is classic bait-and-switch, and further undermines any trust in the CDC or the gov't pushing the shot. The Marxist mandates to get the shot further erodes public trust.
    3 points
  21. I wonder if PETA (PITA???) ever figured out that many animals will generally eat… other animals?
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. I can’t say for sure, the letter that came just says that a generous donor has offered to match all gifts up to $100,000. All I know for sure is that through the generous donations from lots of Cowgirls and Cowboys we were able to send in $6350.00 and I hope that will help with research to cure or improve treatments for cancer. Randy
    3 points
  24. I was able to pick up some Cheddites and heard the same thing about size difference. Got them home and miked them against the Winchesters. They were exact same size.
    3 points
  25. If any of your remember my previous posts about the problems I was having with my vintage Winchester 92 and antique Colt Lightning, both in .32-20, I'd like to report that putting new magazine spring in both of them that the problems I was having seem to have vanished. I won't know for sure until I actually fire them, but the both cycled a full magazine's worth of cartridges with no problems. And yes, the original springs on both did have some noticeable "defects." Dented, compressed and stretched coils, and well as a a couple bends in the Winchester. Oddly, the Winchester's spring was in much worse shape in spite of being decades younger than the Colt. But, they are both fixed! As far as I can tell.
    3 points
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