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  1. I don't usually brag about going to expensive places, but I just came back from the gas station.
    8 points
  2. The name Martin Treptow might not jump off the pages of our textbooks, but his story is our story. During his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan told the tale of this anonymous soldier. In doing so, Reagan reminded us of the true makeup of America. In 1917, Private Martin A. Treptow left his job at a barbershop in his small hometown of Cherokee, Iowa to enlist in the Army National Guard. On the eve of the First World War, Treptow was called into active duty. He soon found himself fighting in France on the Western Front with the 168th Infantry of the 42nd division. Treptow was killed on the Western Front while trying to deliver a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire. On his body was found a diary and under the fly leaf was a page titled, My Pledge. In it, Treptow had written, "America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone." What compels a man to feel this way? To struggle so much against even his own personal interests at times? These are questions that only words like goodness, selflessness, duty, and country can answer. These are words that live in the hearts and minds of man and when awoken, create an unbreakable will. Private Treptow was no stranger to these words. He is the representation of what makes America and everything we have sacrificed for so very special. Our history can be defined by men like Martin Treptow. He put pen to paper in writing his pledge, but the words that he believed in have also been honored by countless others. Like all of our fallen warriors, a part of Treptow lives on forever in the form of our flag. The flag is the embodiment men like him. Never ever forget that this is why we stand. #memorialday #service #selflessness
    6 points
  3. Well the range is shaping up! Here are 6 of the 12 stages. Randy
    5 points
  4. There seems to be some question of fanning was made by Hollywood and who really did the Border Roll. This newspaper is from 1889, long before Hollywood. GunfightingTricks_1889.pdf
    4 points
  5. Some facts, less we forget.
    4 points
  6. I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve bought & sold guns & gear on here. Never a problem. my opinion, a buyer ought to be able to blast a seller on the wire if cheated. (I ain’t talking about minor diddly squat stuff, but major dishonesty) as for me, everything I’ve ever sold came with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If I sell you something and you are not happy for whatever reason, ship it back. I’ll refund your money.
    4 points
  7. My all time favorite which I recited and played out in front of a couple hundred government managers in DC. This was one of those wonderful and costly management training sessions where we formed teams and acted out different scenarios to enhance diversity among other delightful goals. Our team being the Wizard of Oz and me the no brain Scarecrow. Being the only one there wearing boots I slipped one off and started staring at the heel. Our Dorothy who had not a clue asked me what I was doing? Deadpanning , in my best West Texas drawl, I shouted the Lion said I couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the directions were on the heel and danged if I can see em! Of course this is an old country euphemism to lightly insult someone just not right. Anyway, people snorted coffee everywhere and it brought the house down.....mostly yankees they had never heard such but it left them laughing in tears. I even took a bow.
    4 points
  8. As Popeye's hamburger loving friend Wimpy would say:
    4 points
  9. They need to improve their quality control if the powder has crap in it...
    4 points
  10. Go stand in the corner of your cage!
    3 points
  11. Although it is solemn information, thanks for posting. I had not seen that before. Lets not forget those whose name is not on the Wall, who died a long and often suffering death from agent orange cancers. ..........Widder
    3 points
  12. Would it be possible to back off just a bit on locking threads? If a rule hasn’t been broken why lock them? Just bored and looking for something to do? Is there a cost to leaving them open?
    2 points
  13. and as much as i get this "holiday" is for those gone , there are a good number in the act of going right now , i will remember them next year this time and hope i can still thank them for their service next fall , agent orange had a bad habit of following you home ,
    2 points
  14. The old lady handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $10 The teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $100 please use the ATM.” The old lady wanted to know why ... The teller returned her bank card and irritably told her, “These are the rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a line of customers behind you.” The old lady remained silent for a few seconds, then handed the card back to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.” The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and respectfully told her, you have $300,000 in your account and the bank doesn't have that much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow? The old lady then asked how much she could withdraw immediately. The teller told her any amount up to $3000 "Well, please let me have $3000 now". The teller then handed it very friendly and respectfully to her. The old lady put $10 in her purse and asked the teller to deposit $2990 back into her account. The moral of this tale ....... Don't be difficult with old people, they spent a lifetime learning the skills.
    2 points
  15. ..... in that case, maybe it's time to stop drinking .......
    2 points
  16. My Mom did just that at a Bank of America branch. She was getting real bad attitude from the young teller, so she had enough. Mom told the twit to draw her a cashiers check and close her account. The twit's eyes popped when she saw the amount, and got the branch manager over to intervene. Mom told him she was tired of rude treatment and he could kiss her ass, cut her a check and watch her take her business elsewhere.
    2 points
  17. This cart was commissioned by a new shooter last fall. I really wasn’t planning on building anymore but he approached me a few times at the Escondido Bandidos matches and talked me into it. One of the reasons that I was intrigued with the potential build was the theme involved, Tex Willer. I knew that, given the chance, Double Diamond would come up with the perfect leather art work to make this one special and he did. I’ve been told that his leather work artistry is like putting makeup on a pretty woman and I truly believe that that’s a fitting description. The bin in the bottom of the chest will hold 10 loading strips of the type that Double Diamond builds or 5 of the other types made by different makers. Pull one out and go to the loading table and when you come back after the unload table stick the strip back where it came from and pull the next one out when you’re ready. Works very well. The narrower chest tray has a SG shell well that accepts a box of shells, just fold the flaps back and drop it in and when it’s empty lift out the box and drop another one in. There is also a soft sided ice chest and room for more SG shells and other match essentials in the bottom of the chest. The cart is built out of black walnut with through dovetail and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. There is a hinge pin at the bottom and back of the cabinet interior that when pulled allows the cabinet to be easily removed. I used two coats of Danish oil and 6 coats of lacquer for the finish. The seats, chest handle liners and barrel liner are leather. The locking bar in the cabinet is held in place by rare earth magnets in the up and down position. You’ll notice below the holsters on the door is a fixture to hold the SG brush and swab.
    2 points
  18. Bummer. Hope it gets taken care of. Somebody posting a SASS# doesn’t guarantee that they are who they are or even a SASS member. I changed my SASS # to a single digit number to test the system and after 2 weeks I changed it back to my real SASS#, it’s that easy.
    2 points
  19. Holy Cow! Made it on the main Fox News website: https://www.foxnews.com/us/west-virginia-woman-shoots-kills-man-fired-party
    2 points
  20. I yam firing up the charcoal grill as we speak!
    2 points
  21. I know saltpeter came from urine and they mined bat guano for explosives, so I was a little confused.
    2 points
  22. That's where that BP smell comes from!
    2 points
  23. Alpo, you are correct. Here's what I use.
    2 points
  24. Thank you Widder. My father is not on the wall after his tours, and yes he died from agent orange exposure. A Navy Seal veteran friend of mine of Nam put my dads name on a brick monument in Georgia
    2 points
  25. Pat, I think the best "secret" ingredient is the “Cantadina” diced tomatoes with roasted garlic & herbs. You can use other diced tomatoes with herbs and such, but the garlic & herbs in the Cantadina brand add just a very special something.
    2 points
  26. "Engine so fragile it might as well have been a glider"
    2 points
  27. ...... photographic evidence that you have cockroaches in your kitchen, .......... ..... how else do you explain all those little black dots ?
    2 points
  28. I heard this differently "If I had a dog with a face as ugly as yours..."
    2 points
  29. This reminds me of a bank joke—with a moral. An obnoxious jerk comes into the bank to cash his check and all three tellers have long lines. The jerk doesn’t want to wait so he crowds in front of the first teller’s line, slaps down his check and demands the teller cash his check. The teller tells the jerk he’ll have to go to the end of the line and wait his turn. The jerk yells, “I’M NOT WAITING!” He then crowds in front of the second teller. Same things happen. The jerk then crowds in front of the third teller’s line, “YOU ARE GOING TO CASH MY CHECK! NOW!!” The third teller reaches across the counter, grabs the jerk by the front of his shirt, and give the jerk three swift punches in the kisser! The teller then tells the jerk, “You go to the end of the line and wait your turn, then I will cash your check!” The jerk goes to the end of the line, patiently waits his turn, and the third teller cashed his check. The jerk quietly picked up his money and proceeded to leave. The second teller ask the jerk, “Sir, why didn’t you do that the first time?” The jerk replied, “Oh, well that man ‘splained it to me.” Some people just need things ‘splained to them! .
    2 points
  30. @Calamity Kris Perhaps these will help? Not cheap, not stupid high, like; Etsy and EBay. Maybe bundle these with hemp? Driftwood Pole 3 Foot Long (4pack)- Beautiful Vase or Crafting Decor - Hard to Find, Hand Picked, Wedding, Venue Decor, Macrame https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B084Q9T4P1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AKYESYMSZYHGSZ4AXXWT Hardwood Driftwood Pole 3 Foot Long (3pack)- Beautiful Vase or Crafting Decor - Hard to Find, Hand Picked, Wedding, Venue Decor, Macrame https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09RBFTN11/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KAEQTCHSB956R7CS12YW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
    2 points
  31. Wow! None better. Congrats, Tex!
    1 point
  32. Howdy Buckshot I don't have any of the toy model steam engines but I build them from plans and scrap material. I belong to a model engineering association (NEMES) and get help and ideas from other members. Most are powered with about five pounds of compressed air and some are gasoline powered. I have a shop here at home. I hope these pictures can be seen ok. The video is of a model of Henry Ford's first attempt at making a 4 cycle engine. Google Ford's Kitchen Sink Engine. (He stole the idea from Benz.)
    1 point
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