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  1. I'm in the final stages of packing up so I can move.  Took down my presses, and lo and behold, the primer tube of my Dillon was chock full of small pistol primers.  An unexpected bounty!

     

    LL

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  2. 2 hours ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

    LOOK!!!!   :o

        ..... he's got one of them computatorer thingy's on his desk .....   :o:o:o

     

    Hmmm....

     

    Webb died in 1982 at age 62; in the image, he appears younger, so maybe 50?  That would put the image about 1970.  I have some doubts that desktop computers such as that one were in common use at that time; that, and some irregularities in the image around and behind his head, make me suspect a photoshop job.

     

    That, and I have trouble believing that Webb was ever that laid back; an open collar shirt, maybe; but flipflops????

     

    What's next?  Sgt. Gannon in a Speedo?

     

    LL

     

     

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  3. I find most of his SNL skits to be over-extended; if he'd just stop sooner, they would be funnier.

     

    Never liked "idiot" movies; laughing at someone who is dense or impaired is not high on my list.

     

    But Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which he made with Michael Caine, had me rolling in the aisle.  Very clever and funny movie.

     

     

  4. Mine is half and half - I bought the welding cart (Harbor Freight, I believe) and then added the necessary furniture made from shop scraps and pieces.  I strongly second what has already been said about keeping the weight low and using large wheels.  The secret to mine is that it rocks back on to the wheels; you can spin 360 degrees in place, making it easy to maneuver on a crowded range; if you get the balance right, it will roll with just fingertips on the handle.   

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  5. 15 minutes ago, Matthew Duncan said:

    Defendant's Attorney IQ appeared to be one or two percentages points above his client. 

     

    To quote Brendon Sullivan, defense counsel for Ollie North in the Iran Contra hearings, angry for being ignored,

     

    "What am I, a potted plant?"

     

    In this guy's case, the answer would be, "Yes".

     

    LL

     

     

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  6. 4 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    I've seen a bunch of dogs on jobsites. All of them have been well behaved except one. That SOB climbed every ladder on the jobsite. Didn't matter what kind of ladder it was or how tall. That dog was up on the roof and in the trusses. Every time you got off a ladder and walked away for a moment, that dog was on the ladder when you came back. If he'd been my dog, I'd have trained him to pull wire and a few other things.

     

    Any dog that can climb ladders should be taught to carry shingles.

     

    LL

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  7. 11 minutes ago, Kid Rich said:

    The people who drive a lot ALREADY pay the most in taxes. State and federal taxes on fuel tires and every other thing that goes into upkeep on a vehicle.

    kR

     

    And that is not the end....

     

    • State sales tax on initial purchase price;
    • State sales tax on all parts, fluids and accessories used in maintenance and repairs;
    • State excise tax on value of vehicle every year;
    • Gas taxes (discussed above);
    • And now a per mile tax?
    • And add in the exorbitant cost of car liability insurance (required by state law)

    And the attitude of our elected representatives?  SO happy that they have discovered yet another taxable pot!

     

    Taxation without meaningful representation!!!

     

    I'm using a sailboat to get around locally; no motor, so no fuel, fuel tax or mileage charges; but it takes longer to get from A to B.

     

    LL

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  8. 3 hours ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

    Does our military even have any seaplanes on active duty anymore? I am inclined to doubt it. Helicopters work, but may be limited by their fuel supply, or air-to-air refueling availability. If one relies on only one solution, that may be a mistake. One solution may not cover all the bases. 

     

    The current theory is that we have enough aircraft carriers that can get close enough to launch helicopters for the rescue. 

    But...if even one downed airman loses his/her life, from this philosophy, would not that be a tragic mistake?    

     

    Is the "no man left behind" philosophy being called into question because of time, and distance, and expense...or severe lack of a rescue system that might need to include some older methods/ideas/material?

     

    If I was Kelly's boss, I'd have to have him come see me about his statement. I figure he might need to brush up on his K.P. skills.  

     

    That dog don't hunt!

     

     

     

    I don't know the General, but his CV reads like more than a paper pusher - https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/108818/brigadier-general-mark-d-kelly/

     

    6000 flight hours, including 800 combat hours in fighters.

     

    I'm going to go out on a limb, and suggest that he understands, very well, the risks faced by pilots in combat.

     

    Could it be, that to motivate the cheap SOBs that hold the purse strings, it might not hurt to generate some righteous indignation over the lack of rescue resources available?

     

    LL

  9. So, after suddenly finding common ground on both sides of the legislative aisle, we now learn WHY Rs and Ds could agree on the so-called "Infrastructure Bill".....because it comes with new hidden taxes.

     

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-biden-national-mileage-fee

     

    So the Congress is going to study how best to pass the cost of their pet construction projects on to drivers in the form of some kind of mileage fees, and after waiting three years for everyone to cool off and forget about the promises not to raise any taxes on anyone making $400K or less per year, they will start charging everyone an undefined fee per mile for each vehicle you own or use.

     

    I'm going to learn to ride a horse.

     

    LL

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  10. 34 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    We used to have that every Christmas Eve. Italian/Catholic tradition is 7 different fishes on Christmas Eve. 
     

    My first helping was at my wedding reception, as was my first taste of beef tongue.  My wife is Latvian, and folks from the Baltics eat just about everything that can be caught in the sea.  Many of our friends have smokehouses in their back yards, for eel, bluefish, fluke, cod, etc.  Old refrigerators, of the pre-plastic vintage, are prized among old Latvians; they make great smokers, racks and all.

     

    LL

  11. 1 hour ago, Singin' Sue 71615 said:

    I don't know what disturbs me more...

    The business being from this house...

    Or the business down the road.

    Subo Sushi Burrito???

    What the ???? Is that???

    https://eatsubo.com/

     

    They sell sushi burritos....nothing quite like raw fish rolled up in a tortilla.......gag.

     

    LL

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  12. In 2013, my wife and I went looking for a new Jeep to replace our 2004 Grand Cherokee.  We were repeat Jeep customers, having had one in the family since 1984.  The dealer knew he was probably going to make a sale, and guided us toward his most expensive Grand Cherokee.  My wife hopped up into the driver's seat, and immediately jumped back out with a look of horror on her face.  "What?" I asked.  "Look at that dash!" she replied.  Sure enough; the dash looked like a NASA control panel.  She wanted nothing to do with the complexity, even if it meant she would have to dial her own phone calls and use paper maps. (Sarcasm)  We ended up with a Wrangler Unlimited, still available in relatively simple format.

     

    Car manufacturers are missing the point of electronics; they were intended to make life easier, not more complex, more expensive and more confusing.  If I want to be confused by electronics, I'll buy a new computer, not a new car.

     

    We're car shopping again later this year; not sure what is out there that will fit the bill; maybe the Jeep Gladiator?

     

    LL

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  13. 5 minutes ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    I bought a 2020 Ford Explorer last year. The dealership wanted to sell me electronics insurance. They showed me a picture of the entire wire system for the car. It looked like they had ripped out the wiring for the space shuttle. Guy said this is now the thing that is most problematic on cars.

    I didn't buy the package. So far so good.

     

    This burns my tushie.  Any dealer suggesting that you should PAY for insurance to cover an inherent manufacturing or design flaw in his product is bordering on fraud. 

     

    If he cannot stand behind his product, then HE should buy the coverage, and cover your lost time and loss of use as well. 

     

    All this tells me is that you, and probably many others, are experiencing similar repeated failures, and he or the manufacturer are getting tired of eating the expense; they can't ask you to pay for the repairs, so they are trying to get a third party insurer on the hook for the costs. 

     

    Return the car and demand a full refund; as outlined above, read and use your state's lemon law; if you don't have one, or it is not available to you, sue them anyway.  It will eat up some time, but not as much as repeatedly dealing with this kind of problem.  Notify the USDOT, NHSA and the CPSC of these failures, stressing how dangerous it has been to operate with failed instruments and controls (they could care less about you radio; concentrate on the failed speedo)

     

    And remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease; publicize your problem.  In this instance, social media is your friend.

     

    LL

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