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  1. 14 minutes ago, J.D. Daily said:

    In the 9th Circus if a judge has a least one case on an issue all cases that are filed on that broad issue are assigned to that judge.  That is why Judge Benitez has issued opinions on magazine limits, 


    The anti 2A majority in the 9th Circus have repeatedly shown they can generate illogical anti 2A opinions.  Just read the recent opinion that the people have no right to bear arms outside the home.  To support their opinion they didn't cite any US case law, only international law.  They also ignored their recent opinion in Peruda. They like other anti 2A circuits they continue to use intermediate scrutiny when evaluating 2A cases;  which blatantly ignores the opinion in Heller which elevated the 2A to same status a other BOR amendments involving civil rights.



    One of the members of that court pointed out the contortions a few years ago.  

    9th Circuit Judge Kozinski’s masterful dissenting opinion.  http://gunsonthestreets.com/wp/2012/05/silveira-v-lockyer-judge-kozinskis-dissenting-opinion/ In part:


    “My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed—where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.

    Fortunately, the Framers were wise enough to entrench the right of the people to keep and bear arms within our constitutional structure. The purpose and importance of that right was still fresh in their minds, and they spelled it out clearly so it would not be forgotten. Despite the panel’s mighty struggle to erase these words, they remain, and the people themselves can read what they say plainly enough:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    The sheer ponderousness of the panel’s opinion—the mountain of verbiage it must deploy to explain away these fourteen short words of constitutional text—refutes its thesis far more convincingly than anything I might say. The panel’s labored SILVEIRA v. LOCKYER 5983 effort to smother the Second Amendment by sheer body weight has all the grace of a sumo wrestler trying to kill a rattlesnake by sitting on it—and is just as likely to succeed.”

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  2. I had found this on a defense.gov page a few years ago, the link to which doesn't seem to be working now.  Fortunately, I had copied it:

    D-Day By the Numbers By the end of June 11 (D +5):

    · 326,547 troops

    · 54,186 vehicles, and

    · 104,428 tons of supplies ...had arrived on the beaches.


    · War planners projected that the first 20 days after the initial assault could potentially require 5,000 tons of gasoline.

    · Operation Pluto provided more than 1 million gallons of oil to Allied Troops daily.

    · The estimated 3,489 long tons of soap would be required the first four months in France.

    · ~17 million maps are estimated to have supported the D-Day mission.

    · 20,000 tons of supplies per day were unloaded at Utah and Omaha beaches within weeks of the D-Day assault.

    · 10,000 Seabees of Naval Construction Regiment 25 built substantive pontoon causeways onto the D-Day beaches so Allied troops could charge forward.

    · By D-Day, ~300 billion units of penicillin were available to armed services crossing the channel. · 2,830 calories were in the Krations U.S. soldiers received during World War II.

    · In 1939, Hershey reportedly produced 100,000 ration bars per day. However, this number increased to 24 million/week by the end of the war.

    Maybe someone else can get it to work:


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  3. When I'm going to play with April in the house I go around and gather up tennis balls from where she has stashed them.  I  can usually find 6 or 8.  I use a cane to just knock them into a cluster on the floor.  As I'm getting onto the  floor (we play by me using the cane to knock them downthe hall) she counts them.  Pokes each one with her nose, then stands looking at them and bobs her head a little as she recounts them.   At least we think she is counting them.   Nothing else makes sense of that behavior. 

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  4. 43 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:

    What I found interesting was his analysis under the 2A.


    There is the Heller test, there is the sliding scale test.


    There is the 9th Circuit test.


    All discussed in the ruling.


    I would like to have seen the 1939 Miller decision brought in.   That decision brought in the common use test, and also the requirement that a firearm have "some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia."




    "The signification attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. 'A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.' And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time."
    Since in theory during an emergency and under martial law the military can go door to door and say, "Hi.  You just volunteered.   Show up at the fairgrounds in half an hour,  bring your rifle and ammo.   Have a nice day. "  And since the most common iteration of the AR-15 uses 5.56 NATO and has many parts compatible with standard issue military rifles it is quite easy to make the case that the AR does have a "reasonable relationship."
  5. 38 minutes ago, Chili Ron said:


    Just too bad I cant think of hardly anything I could buy with ONE.





    Be a heck of a D2 decisionometer though.  "If it comes up Washington I win."

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  6. 1 hour ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:



      ... does the word "CHEATHAM" have anything to do with being a successful "GUNFYTR" ?   :huh:


    Some states put the county on the plates.

  7. #Aujourd’hui en 1944, 73000 soldats américains débarquaient sur les plages de #Normandie. 6603 furent tués lors du #débarquement / #Today in 1944, 73,000 American forces landed in Normandy on #DDay. 6,603 died




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  8. 1 hour ago, Chili Ron said:

    Can you have constitutional rights before its written??


    We have rights as human beings regardless of the State.   Many people, far too many, talk about "Constitutional rights" as if somehow the State bestows rights on us with some sort of magic wand.  The reality is that those "Constitutional rights" are we the people telling the State, "Over these things you have no power, they are forever beyond your reach. "  Or, "Keep your grubby, greedy paws off!"  In W. VA Board of Education v Barnett the United States Supreme Court put it, "The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."

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  9. Ave atque vale.




    Multās per gentēs et multa per aequora vectus adveniō hās miserās, frāter, ad īnferiās,ut tē postrēmō dōnārem mūnere mortiset mūtam nequīquam alloquerer cineremquandōquidem fortūna mihi tētē abstulit ipsumheu miser indignē frāter adempte mihi nunc tamen intereā haec, prīscō quae mōre parentum
    trādita sunt tristī mūnere ad īnferiās,
    accipe frāternō multum mānantia flētū.
    Atque in perpetuum, frāter, avē atque valē.




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  10. We have an enclosed patio, our front door opens into it as does one of the front windows.  One end of the couch butts up to the wall under the window. We have a small couch un the patio under the window.

    I  had taken the screen out to clean it and wash the windows and it struck me that we could use it as a  pass through- if Lisa was on the couch in the patio I could hand he drinks,  books, etc. through it.  Started leaving it open.   Then one day to give our toy poodle a new challenge I tossed a tennis ball through it.  It  took a  few days for her to get the idea that it was OK for her to go through it. 

    She greets me at the door into the carport when I get home from work.   Then jumps through the window into the house so she can then go through the front door and we can go out and I throw tennis balls for her.  She fetches the ball, goes into the patio,  up on the couch,  through the window,  sets the ball on the floor,  then back out through the window,  out the door,  and is in a full sprint as I throw the next ball. 

    Part of the process



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  11. 13 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    That is not the correct Marine Corps abbreviation for Sergeant Major. Or Army either actually.



    ARMY - SGM

    But you’re limited to number of characters you can put on a plate.


    And you have to get creative because others have taken what you wanted. 

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