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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

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  1. 47 minutes ago, Smoken D said:


    You misunderstand what I posted. The point is if this country gets to the point of having a civil war, as a last resort maybe the civil war could be avoided by dividing the country. Republicans West of the Mississippi, Democraps East. There are plenty of gun owning Democrats who would have to make a choice, the same as Republicans.


    What exactly would you do with the liberal/progressive havens in LA, SF, Seattle, Portland, Denver, et al?  That's a lot of folks to pack up and ship East (and we don't want them, either!).  Just as tough is trying to transplant most of Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, NH, VT, ME, FL and Alabama to the West.  Just not feasible or fair.


    Dividing the country solves nothing, and does more harm than good.  A Civil War would be a huge waste of life and treasure.  My hope is that some of the middle of the road folks will see the danger and stupidity of the more extreme positions, and vote accordingly.  


    I'm a single issue voter; if your candidate does not wholeheartedly support the 2nd, he/she does not get my vote.  



  2. 2 hours ago, Ramblin Gambler said:


    Is that a specific rifle you're talking about?  My face is never touching metal when I shoot a rifle.  So the pressure would have to be thrown straight back to be a danger.  That doesn't sound good for a lefty or a righty.  


    I'm amphibious and my dad was a lefty.  We always shot right handed rifles with no problem.  My dad's only complaint was the M14 throwing brass across his face but he got used to it.  Well that and Angle Eject win94's.  But those had plenty of other problems.  Working a bolt as a lefty can be cumbersome, but unless you're a WW1 soldier trying to fire your bolt action full auto, that aint such a big deal.  






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  3. 1 hour ago, Smoken D said:


    Out here in the Country when a critter is born ya pick it up by the front legs, take a look, and it's either male or female. 



    Being a hunter I prefer West. All kinds of deer/Elk/Moose you name it. Plus the Rockies and desert. ****** Democraps can have New York. There they can abolish the 2nd.


    That's a mistake, Pard.  In fact, it's several mistakes.


    First, there are a lot of decent NY folks who happen to be Democrats; some even own guns; some shoot SASS.  Let's try to avoid generalizing and throwing dirt on fellow shooters and good folks.


    Second, as gun owners, we cannot afford to give up on any state.  We have to keep up the fight everywhere, doing everything we can to defend the 2nd.  If we fail, the antis will spread beyond the borders of that state, applying the arguments and techniques that they used in NY elsewhere.  There is simply no "us" and "them" in this fight; there is only "US".


    I live in MA; we have some unfriendly gun laws, and more than our share of gun-unfriendly voters and politicians.  But we still fight as loudly as we can.  We need to do more.  Please don't give up on us.



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  4. That's the first time I've seen the Hodge twins.


    Here I am, waiting for months for someone to speak the obvious about BLM and political racial pandering, and the first folks I hear any real straight talk from are a couple of black comedians.


    I hope more people are thinking along the same lines.



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  5. 8 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:


    1. Was SASS (or CAS) your first foray into an organized firearms competition?



    a.  What brought you to SASS as opposed to any other shooting sport?

         Friendlier attitude of the shooters


    b.  What hobby/ sport/ game did you participate in prior?

          Sailing, fishing, woodworking


    c.  Were the costs of the above more or less than SASS entry?



    d.  Did you have to/ choose to delay SASS because of the costs?



    One other comment.  The event that introduced me to SASS was an Open House at what is now my gun club.  Among the various demonstrations was a group of SASS shooters, in period clothes, shooting a stage.  They gave me a chance to shoot one revolver, and that was all it took.  




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  6. 2 hours ago, Alpo said:

    Have they had electric hedge trimmers that long?


    The children's clothing is screaming "late forties/early fifties". I did not know hedge trimmers had been in existence back then.


    Black & Decker began selling portable electric drills to consumers in 1946; they released a hedge trimmer attachment not long after that.  I have one on my garage shelf; bulky and heavy, but in its day it certainly beat manual trimmers.



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  7. 5 minutes ago, Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646 said:

    I would be willing to wager that the pictured drain plug/oilpan had been impacted on something and cracked ( with no leakage) prior to attempting to remove the plug.




    Exactly what I was thinking - vulnerable, exposed low point on the oil pan, combined with famously rough and uneven Turkish roads.  



  8. From Wiki:



    Historically lawyers in most European countries were addressed with the title of doctor, and countries outside of Europe have generally followed the practice of the European country which had policy influence through colonization. The first university degrees, starting with the law school of the University of Bologna (or glossators) in the 11th century, were all law degrees and doctorates.[226] Degrees in other fields did not start until the 13th century, but the doctor continued to be the only degree offered at many of the old universities until the 20th century. Therefore, in many of the southern European countries, including Portugal and Italy, lawyers have traditionally been addressed as “doctor,” a practice, which was transferred to many countries in South America and Macau. The term "doctor" has since fallen into disuse, although it is still a legal title in Italy and in use in many countries outside of Europe.[227]

    In French- (France, Quebec, Belgium, Luxembourg, French-speaking area of Switzerland) and Dutch-speaking countries (Netherlands, Belgium), legal professionals are addressed as Maître ..., abbreviated to Me ... (in French) or Meester ..., abbreviated to mr. ... (in Dutch).

    The title of doctor has never been used to address lawyers in England or other common law countries (with the exception of the United States). This is because until 1846 lawyers in England were not required to have a university degree and were trained by other attorneys by apprenticeship or in the Inns of Court.[228] Since law degrees started to become a requirement for lawyers in England, the degree awarded has been the undergraduate LL.B. In South Africa holders of a LL.B, who have completed a year of pupillage and have been admitted to the bar may use the title "Advocate", abbreviated to "Adv" in written correspondence. Holders of an LL.B who have completed two years of clerkship with a principal Attorney and passed all four board exams may be admitted as an "Attorney" and refer to themselves as such. Likewise, Italian law graduates who have qualified for the bar use the title "Avvocato", abbreviated in "Avv."

    Even though most lawyers in the United States do not use any titles, the law degree in that country is the Juris Doctor, a professional doctorate degree,[229] and some J.D. holders in the United States use the title of "Doctor" in professional[230] and academic situations.

    In countries where holders of the first law degree traditionally use the title of doctor (e.g. Peru, Brazil, Macau, Portugal, Argentina), J.D. holders who are attorneys will often use the title of doctor as well.[231] It is common for English-language male lawyers to use the honorific suffix "Esq." (for "Esquire"). In the United States the style is also used by female lawyers.

    In many Asian countries, holders of the Juris Doctor degree are also called "博士" (doctor).[232]

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  9. 49 minutes ago, bgavin said:

    Here in my section of the 3rd World of the PRK, power outages are routine.
    In the summer, we have rotating brown-outs because of user overload.
    In the winter, we have blown transformers and downed lines as a result of poor line maintenance.

    A house generator that runs on NatGas would work in my area.
    The gas mains in our street are not as old as other sections of the PG&E system, and less likely to explode like they did in Daly City.
    Our NatGas supply has been very constant for nearly 30 years in this house.
    We have a gas water heater and gas fireplace insert.. neither requires A/C power to run during an outage.


    This is where things get tough around here, and partially explain my delay.  We have no natural gas line on our road.  It stops at the corner of an intersecting way.  Utility says it has no plan to extend the line - too costly (they say).  So that leaves propane or gasoline.  Gasoline is too fussy to store for extended periods, and probably hard to get if there is an extended event or disaster.  Propane requires a substantial tank, and given our rocky soil, burying one is extremely expensive (if possible at all).


    Power came back on 10 minutes ago.  Hit "Forget" until the next time.



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  10. Sitting in my dark house, lighting a few candles and charging my cell from my laptop.

    Power went out at 10 last night.  Just called the electric utility (municipal). They don’t expect to fire it up until noon.

    The steady drone of my neighbor’s generator is a reminder once again that I always swear during an outage that I will get a generator; the urgency fades quickly once the power is restored.



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  11. 38 minutes ago, Fence Cutter said:


    Things looked so much nicer back in the day when American companies cared how their products looked.


    And when a skilled engraver could be had for $2/day.  The hand work in 19th century manufactured goods was amazing.  Mass production and assembly lines brought the unit prices down, but spelled doom for fine craftsmanship.





  12. 1 hour ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    I wouldn't put much trust on those DNA tests companies for ancestry. My mother in laws Grandmother was a full blooded Navajo. Making her some percentage native American of some sort. DNA test comes back nada!!!


    Who'd you marry?  Elizabeth Warren?



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  13. I have one - an 1888 Hampden that belonged to my Grandfather.  Unfortunately, the gold case was sold during the Depression; the movement, however, is intact and working.  I need to find a new case.  







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  14. 2 hours ago, DocWard said:

    I have a pocket watch, but it no longer works. I had left it home while in college / military and my dad would use it camping. I don't know what happened to it, but I have been keeping my eye out for another.


    I have several wrist watches, including a couple of Omegas from my father-in-law, and one TAG Hauer that was a gift from Mrs. Doc that has taken a beating. I would love to see if I could have it repaired / restored.




    Try here:





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  15. This is laughable.  A movie actor makes some statements a generation ago, some folks take issue with the content, so a government body decides to rename an airport.  They own the airport, so I guess it's their right to do so; it will not extinguish some folks' appreciation for Wayne's film legacy.  Seems to me that there is a lot of self-righteous indignation going on.



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  16. 1 minute ago, Wyoma said:

    Loophole, your muddying the water with facts here.  Not sure that's playing fair.  Just curious, where do the Harvard Ghostriders shoot?


    Harvard Sportsman's Club, which lies in Harvard, Littleton and Boxborough, MA.  


    Thought I was going to say Harvard University, huh? ;)



  17. Nearing retirement, this is something that has spun through my brain a lot. 


    In high school, the aptitude test they gave us for vocational planning indicated that I should be a plumber.


    Before law school, I worked as a field hand in a farm, an apple picker in an orchard, a counterman in an auto parts store, and a car salesman at an Oldsmobile dealership (remember Oldsmobile?)


    After graduation, I have put in 40 years investigating and trying primarily products liability cases, most of which involved fire, explosions or chemical events.


    On balance, I derived the most satisfaction from solving complex puzzles, demonstrating the errors of "experts", and exposing liars.


    I probably ended up where I belong, but given the chance, I would have wanted to add a law enforcement element - BATFE, FBI, FAA.  On the flip side, I don't have much tolerance for bureaucracy.


    Hmmm...maybe plumber was a valid choice.



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  18. 3 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    Funny part is those that ruined California originated in New England, mostly New York. It’s a shame, the birthplace of the America of 1776 wrought such people. 

    It is definitely much more convoluted than that but in a nutshell that is why California is what it is. 




    Blaming New York or New England is a convenient excuse, but a misstatement of fact.


    Take a look here:




    Immigration into CA from the entire Northeast is at about 3% of the CA population, and has not exceeded 5% since about 1910.  The overwhelming majority of transplants into CA come from outside the US (presently about 28% of the population).  I respectfully suggest that any cultural or economic changes in CA are more likely the result of factors other than the arrival of a few folks from the Northeast.



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