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  1. 3 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

     

     

     

    You were a "mostly peaceful" protester! :D

     

    Naw... I was sittin' on the sidelines with a bunch of Kappa Phi Delta jocks and a cooler of beer.  Marvelous entertainment!  :lol:

     

    As I recall, one of the fellas had his picture in a national magazine, tying a U S flag to a lamp post after it was ripped off the flag pole by "peaceful protesters."  Wish I could find that picture...

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  2. Boy, this brings back a bunch of memories of hiring and firing... including some downright bizarre.

     

    One VERY large company (a certain West Coast bank) had a unique "policy and procedure."  A department manager would submit a requisition for a new employee, and a few days later someone would show up with paperwork introducing them as that employee.  No resume's or interviews by the "end user."  I was astonished when my boss requisitioned a new secretary - and the following week the new secretary arrived.  Did not speak a word of English.  The boss took it as a challenge, and literally taught the young woman to not only speak English but to function as a secretary.

     

    It was later discovered that an HR person was literally selling jobs - very shortly after this discovery the hiring process became normal again.

     

    On firing:  At a banking service organization, I once hired a young man specifically to work a Tuesday through Saturday shift, with Sunday and Monday off.  I was very clear in explaining that the Saturday shift was critical, responsible for distributing forms and reports to about 200 banks who needed the data first thing Monday morning.

     

    After his first weekend, the young man advised me that he would no longer be able to work Saturdays, as he had signed up for a Saturday acting class.  Therefor, I had to change his shift to Monday through Friday.

     

    Couldn't do it.  We had absolutely no need for a person on Mondays, as the reports and forms for Tuesday were produced overnight on Monday.

     

    He just did not show up for work the next three Saturdays, so I replaced him.  He filed for unemployment; I rejected his claim with a clear explanation.

     

    He appealed - and won.  The Administrative Law Judge ruled in the former employee's favor, and stated that as the Saturday acting class could lead to future opportunities, we [the employer] were unfairly blocking him from these opportunities.  Pay up!  Sheesh.

     

    In another case, a young lady was hired after moving to San Francisco from Oregon.  She worked for two months, got homesick, quit, and moved back home.  And filed for unemployment.

     

    We rejected her claim; she appealed and won.  The Administrative Law Judge ruled that she had not been in San Francisco long enough to have established permanent residence; therefor, it was unfair of us to expect her to be able to commute from Oregon.  Pay up!

     

    So if you're ever denied unemployment money in California, just appeal - you'll get it.  

      

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  3. 12 minutes ago, Irish-Pat said:

    Has anyone seen the new Springfield Armory 9mm copy of my favorite Browning Hi-Power. I want one! Irish ☘️ Pat

     

    You can't have one.  :(

     

    Well... not 'til you get to West-by-God Virginia!  ^_^

     

    Edit:  Oops ~ wrong Pat!  :lol:

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  4. Reminiscing...

     

    Perhaps my most cherished Thanksgiving memory is from about 1978.

     

    Much to the confusion of a hatful of relatives, Thanksgiving Dinner that day was two Swanson turkey TV dinners shared with my old pal, Woody the Wonderdog.  Cooked on a Coleman stove in a duck blind near the Butte Sink in Northern California.

     

    That was special.  And I did have the opportunity to take a bunch of ducks and a few geese - but I passed.  Mine was just too good a day to ruin theirs.  :)

     

       

     

     

     

     

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  5. JJ, this is a good question and topic, one I've oft pondered myownself.

     

    Extremely important matters discussed there - or rather, brought to light.  Too little actual discussion, I'd agree.  

     

    There are a few of us "hardcore" denizens of the Wire that visit the Team SASS page regularly, and we do take note of what's brought up and I'm sure share it outside SASS circles.

     

    If you think about it, much of the stuff is probably too "dry" for the average soul to digest; no problem for the lawyers in our group.  However, it's often lengthy, complex, duplicated, and not likely to catch and keep the attention of most people I know.  It would be terrific if someone could write, post, and identify synopses of the major issues. 

     

    Until then, I'll keep muddling through and be thankful for the hard work and contributions of Charlie T. Waite and occasionally others.  It IS appreciated.

     

      

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  6. Reckon it's gonna be right quiet 'round these parts.  Several invites, but I'm just staying home.  Son be out for his second dinner of the day.

     

    Meanwhile, the cats will learn they like turkey and I'll have about ten days of leftovers to look forward to.   ^_^

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  7. To put it as kindly and gently as I can, the dude's an idiot.

     

    And in the extremely unlikely event he should ever find himself in the Governor's Mansion, I expect he'd find himself markedly befuddled at the general population's reaction to his plans.  <_<

     

    "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15!"  ??  :huh:

     

    Hell no, you ain't!!!   :angry:  

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  8. Weatherby moved from Southern California to Atascadero/ Paso Robles in 1986; in 2018, they came to their corporate senses and bailed for Sheridan, Wyoming.  

     

    The early rifles were actually built on Mauser actions (including the extra long Brevex actions for African cartridges).  And as @Gracos Kid mentioned, the Vanguards are Japanese Howas.  Nice rifles, as far as I can tell from the two my son has.

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  9. The recent Cyrus Cassidy threads sparked a memory ~ a fun movie I hadn't seen since I was a little kid:  William Bendix in "Kill the Umpire!"  :)

     

    Here's a trailer, followed by the full movie.  ^_^

     

     

     

     

     

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  10. 12 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    They have. For those who aren't familiar:, (no offence to Cold Lake Kid, you're Canadian),

    10 U.S. Code § 246 - Militia: composition and classes

    (a)
    The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
    (b)The classes of the militia are—
    (1)
    the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
    (2)
    the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

     

    There is actually a potentially scary aspect to this: the stated qualifying ages of 17 - 45.

     

    The referenced section 313 of title 32 allows for militia service for people up to age 64 if they had prior service, "or under 64 years of age and a former member of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, or Regular Marine Corps. To be eligible for reenlistment, a person must be under 64 years of age."

     

    Believe it or not, there have been rumblings among politicians of a certain bent that people beyond age 64 should not be qualified to own or possess firearms.  Or even age 45, if they had no prior service.

     

    Idiots.  -_-

     

     

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  11. Living in the Bay Area in the late 60's and 70's (and attending San Francisco State College/University), I've seen demonstrations and riots.  MANY demonstrations and riots.  Up close and personal.  (And no, I was not a demonstrator or rioter)

     

    I clearly remember police interaction.  I've seen the old San Francisco Tac Squad in action.  I've seen mounted police swinging what I'd describe as blunt wooden sabers.  I've smelled the tear gas.  But I saw very little of the damage and destruction and looting we see today - it just wasn't tolerated.  The police interaction I saw was always reactive - response to attempts of damage, destruction, and  looting, and actual attacks on the police themselves with thrown rocks, bottles, and such.

     

    Tactics have certainly changed in our modern world - "Stand down.  Let the 'peaceful demonstrators' express themselves."

     

    S. F. State Tac Squad Girl

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  12. Whoopee.  Just got this from "Amazon-Report@Amazon.Com"

     

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    Re: [Amazon Support] [Alert Information] The billing information you provided does not match your card issuer - all pending orders will be canceled and we will permanently lock your account On: Sunday, November 21, 2021

     

     

    Following this was an attachment which I previewed but did not download nor open, wanting me to click on a "button" and provide updated account information.

     

    Actually, this was supposedly addressed to "amazonservice@amazon.com," with me blind copied.  :rolleyes:

     

    Nice try, bozoes.  image.png.560dde498fdbd323f46838e5a2a87a8e.png

     

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  13. 8 hours ago, Clay Mosby said:

    I heard that the moron formerly known as jerry nadler is making noises about getting the verdict overturned! Their corruption knows no limits. The law is only to be followed if it benefits them.

     

    Edit addition:  The faux outrage, lies and incitement from the usual sources is really pushing the limits of my vomit response.

     

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    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee blasted the verdict released on Friday in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and called for the Justice Department to review the court decision.

     

         Rep Jerry Nadler’s remarks veered sharply from the message issued by President Joe Biden, who unlike progressives said that he respected the jury’s decision.

     

     

     

    Review On, Jerry!  :angry:

     

    Maybe he'll remember some of the stuff he studied in his first year of law school.  First semester, even.  Or first DAY!  <_<

     

    Hell... high school civics class, even - if he paid any attention.       

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  14. The Quick And the Dead   

    The Cowboys

    3:10 To Yuma remake

    Appaloosa

    McCabe and Mrs Miller (how this thing was ever named the 8th best western ever by the AFI is beyond comprehension)  -_-

     

    And a whole bunch I never bothered to watch (Wild Wild West and others of that ilk).

     

    The Spaghetti Westerns actually were more fun to watch as an adult than when I was younger - I "learned" to look at 'em as just spoofs.                  

     

     

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  15. 14 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    If I had been a juror I would have said something to the judge when the ADA pointed a rifle at the jury with his finger on the trigger.  
     

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    It would not have been pleasant.

     

    I wonder what the response would have been if a juror or two had immediately and loudly voiced their disapproval of such an action...  :huh:

     

    "Hey!!  Watch were you point that thing, you bleeping idiot!!"   :o  :angry:

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  16. 2 minutes ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    Research has shown that California's population growth is neutral and or loosing people. The reality is as people with Cali frustration and businesses move out illegals move in. They keep raising taxes to offset the increase  i the cost of the social programs. Tesla is moving to Texas!

     

    I fear Austin may be becoming a California colony.  :mellow:

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  17. "The French restaurant 'Le Petit Chef' (The Little Chef) came up with an original way to entertain guests while waiting for their order by using an overhead projector on the ceiling.  The animation is on the table and your plate.  There is a small chef who appears on your plate...."   

    Bon Appétit!   ^_^

     

     

     

     

     

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