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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. I use a fair amount of Tabasco (regular red) but mostly not for the heat as such but as a 'brightener' as my dad used to put it. A couple of dashes in the stew pot or the soup pot, for instance. Last night I  fried a mess of shrimp and did a couple of dashes in the pan.


    Used in this way it definitely enhances the basic flavors, even if you can't taste the sauce itself. Like what salt does in a sense. Then those who want the heat can add it themselves.


    I tend to use Frank's Red Hot when I want direct heat on something.

  2. 7 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    I never order online from Bass Pro/ Cabelas, there’s one 30 minutes from here but their prices are usually higher than the local gun shops around here. I have no use for Cabelas/Bass Pro. 
    I’ve checked out Sportmans warehouse online but never ordered from them. 


    I've bought a lot of ammo from Bass. I bought one rifle. I've bought one optic and a couple of knives. I have bought a lot of their Red Head house brand casual clothes, which fit me well. Their store here is about 15 minutes away; convenient.


    I have had no problems with them.


  3. My dad told me when I was a highschooler that you can do pretty much anything you want in this society if you obey the law, and if you follow a few basic rules of social conduct. If you don't obey the law, you'll always be under someone's thumb. If you don't obey the basic rules of social conduct, you don't get invited back, you miss opportunities, you experience frustrations, and your ambitions are thwarted.


    Follow this simple formula and you can pretty much do what you want, and achieve what you want to achieve. In short: avoid self-defeating behavior. 


    It works.

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  4. I've bought a lot of stuff from Bass, have never given them my email address or phone #, and have never had any unwanted stuff from them accordingly.


    They ask for my phone # at checkout every time, and every time I just say no.

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  5. Indeed, a warden can go on your land without probable cause to check on the license status of people hunting and fishing. In most states, anyway. They don't have to believe that a violation has occurred.


    I was involved in a case once where the wildlife officer saw, with binoculars, a person fishing from a dock across the lake. The lake was surrounded by private homes, with one public access, and was stocked with trout by the State. The dock was obviously on private property. The officer went around the lake, and entered the property to check on the license status of the person seen fishing.


    A lawsuit ensued,  for various complex reasons. But the right of the officer to be on the property was clearly established under longstanding state law.


    Wild game are a public resource; not really the same thing as 'owned' by the state. Owned by the public and hunting/fishing regulated by the state would be more accurate.n

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  6. Explaining the phenomenon is not easy. It seems to me that it is some sort of defense mechanism, and an insight into human nature.


    Of course, it was not universal in these cases by any means, but it was common.

  7. 14 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    Just to clarify, would they not ADMIT that they were wrong, or not ACCEPT the fact that they were wrong?


    "Accept" would be the better way of putting it. But 'admit' may be part of it.


    In the case in which I had some involvement (which arose out of an agency and courts in another state), the man whose testimony (supposedly 'scientific') was significant in securing the conviction could not accept that he had been wrong. He said that there must have been an accomplice to explain it, but of course the victim testified to one assailant only. This 'refusal to accept' was quite common, as it turned out, in many other such cases that I reviewed.


    There was a long-after coda to the case I had been involved in. Just a few years back, and more than 25 years after the original crime, the state in question got a perfect DNA match with a man who had just been taken in to custody for some other crime. He had an old record, but his DNA had never been extracted before. In short, he was the actual culprit. He could not be prosecuted for the original crime, as the statute of limitations had long since run. Interestingly, he looked a bit like the man who'd been wrongfully convicted.


    I've often wondered if that 'scientific' witness found out about that later arrest (several years after our case concluded), and what that may have done to his attitude of denial...

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  8. I had a case once that collaterally involved a man who was exonerated of a rape conviction by DNA evidence, after 15 years in prison. The Innocence Project did the work that got him freed. I had occasion to meet and take the deposition of Peter Neufeld, who along with Barry Scheck founded the project.


    The man received a large settlement in that case. It varies state by state. Many now have statutes governing the issue. Much of the funding for the Innocence Project comes from such settlements, as does their income.


    At that time, I did a pretty deep  dive into the work of the Innocence Project. One recurring thing in many cases was the unwillingness of the former DA/prosecutors, investigating officers (often now retired), etc. to admit that they had been wrong, even in really crystal-clear circumstances. They simply could not admit that their (often less than great) work had led to an innocent man spending years in prison. (These cases did not involve intentional wrongdoing on their parts.) They remained convinced that they had been right.

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  9. I have a 92-year-old friend who bought an e-trike a year ago and it has been a huge thing for him. In the good weather he has sometimes gone 20 miles per day around town. 


    He's an unusual 90+ year-old. Very healthy; physically more like a 72-year-old. 


    Anyway, it's been a big life-enhancer for him.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Eyesa Horg said:

    I've only got to go north about 45 minutes to be on the edge of 100%. If it's clear, it might be worth the ride! Just to what the hub bub is about!


    Definitely worth it if you're that close. Get right into the center of it if you can. Doesn't last long but it's unique...

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  11. In most states, parents have no rights to their children's money. Kids may get money from other sources than being child stars or inventors: inheritance from grandparents, funds from personal injury settlements, etc.


    Such funds need to be in guardianships or other protected accounts during  the kid's minority. Often a parent is the guardian. If the parent takes money without court approval, this would be regarded as theft. Children have no legal obligation to support their parents, unlike vice versa.


    If there is a genuine household need, including a car repair that there's no money for, the court can be asked to permit a withdrawl of the child's funds if it is found that the child is benefitted.


    So, it would be inadvisable to take the money without such approval.

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  12. 2 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:


    I saw one about 30 years ago or so in Florida. Got dark(er) for a few minutes. Meh.

    I can't believe the money some folks are spending on travel, etc. to see it but it's not my money.


    Definitely worth a couple of motel rooms and a tank of gas....

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  13. It's an experience. Totality passed through the North Oregon coast a few years back and we were there. Very uncanny as the world literally falls dark like nighttime. It was worth it.


    Doesn't last long. And you need to be in the actual totality path. Just outside it's only a bit of twilight feel.

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