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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Same here. I do text, but the painstaking process keeps them short.
  2. My car is new, but it's being driven by a late model.
  3. I enjoy the show; watched the first couple of seasons on DVD from the library a few years back, then started again in these last few months. But I'm giving it a rest for awhile. There is a soap opera quality to many long-running shows. And truth to tell, I get tired of Walt's extreme 'cowboy reticence' now and then! Loosen up, man....
  4. I remember as a freshman at Cal in 1966-67 that the campus was littered with TRs, MGs, Sprites and all such small British racing green sports cars. One night I rode back to Berkeley from Davis at night in a rainstorm and had to work the TR's hand-operated windshield wipers the whole way. Pretty hairy drive.
  5. Most ordinary folk say bullet for cartridge and no harm comes of it.
  6. Speaking of concubines, and far from the subject of church, I have close friend who has a friend who lives in France. I've met her over here several times as she has visited my friend. She is an American, living with but not married to a Frenchman. She has an official status: a Concubine. I've seen her French medical card with the title.
  7. Nothing is automatic. They will need to lift the stay.
  8. I was always odd man (boy) out. My favorites were the Stude GT Hawk and the Avanti. But I did love to drive my dad's 1956 Merc station wagon with the faux wood. And his first new car, that he bought after 20 years of marriage: the 1965 Ford Galaxy LTD, a four-door hardtop with a 390 engine. Burgundy. Whadda car!
  9. .So crazy. The 'deal' to pull out Federal law enforcement was on the agreement by the State and city that the OSP would come in and take the responsibility. I don't blame the State cops either; ridiculous situation.
  10. 9th Circuit moves in correct direction? Very gratifying. It's a start, anyway.
  11. Hardpan, first, I'm not offended. And your story is amusing in fact and that's the spirit I took it in. Subsequent comments by some about Catholicism I think are rather preposterous. They don't offend me, because almost nothing offends me, and besides, I'm not Catholic. But they do mildly irritate me!
  12. Interesting that a grown woman had never before been to a Protestant service, not even a wedding or funeral. I don't think I've ever encountered that. That's truly amazing in itself. Makes for an interesting tale, though. I was raised a Presbyterian, with services very much like that described, including communion, but without the prohibitions on alcohol and such. Though real wine was not used in communion, and wedding receptions held in church could not serve alcohol, this was a remnant of prohibitionist days, and there was no expectation that members would not drink. Therefore there was no 'sneaky' drinking (which still seems strange to me). I first went to Catholic services with my (future) wife in high school in the mid-'60s. Then, the churches were full. Men and women were very well dressed, just as they were in any Protestant church. All women wore head coverings. I was powerfully struck by the beauty and dignity of the Latin Mass . (Vatican II was new and the vernacular mass had not yet reached the churches.) We were married in the Catholic church, and while I never even considered becoming Catholic, I respect the Catholic church, and find anti-Catholic statements, particularly in a forum not dedicated to religion, to be ridiculous.
  13. Certainly a Marlin 1894 in .44 mag will do nicely.
  14. Exactly. That's how you know the clip wasn't made by an Oregonian! Willamette, as in Willamette River and Willamette Valley, is the shibboleth of Oregon, as Puyallup is of Washington. I am a graduate of wil-LAM-ett law school. Then there's Spokane. (spo-kann). I tried a case once in Spokane as co-counsel with a Nebraska lawyer. Despite my best efforts, she at one point said spo-kayn before the jury. All in the courtroom shuddered....
  15. Portland had something of a Midwest flavor until relatively recent times, as compared to Seattle, for example. In many ways they were very different cities, though sharing a Pacific NW quality. Portland was more conservative, with a small 'c'. Oregon in general used to have a sort of a benign liberal Republican nature, politically. Businessmen, lawyers, etc. into the 1970s and '80s dressed very conservatively, all dark suits and wingtips. Hard to put your finger on it; sort of an ineffable quality. My maternal granddad was very much of that quality. All long gone.
  16. My mom grew up in Portland and we visited our Portland grandparents often when I was a kid. I visited Portland countless times over the last few decades; I often had cases that took me there. Some great hotels; a beautiful city. Many happy times there. Not any more. It's unbelievable, really.
  17. I don't shoot 9 mm but many common revolver calibers are long totally sold out at the big stores. No .38 spl, .357 mag, .44 mag, etc. We have a couple of smaller stores though that still have good supplies of them. I've always had the habit of picking up a box or two of this and that most times I go to the stores, so I've ended up always having a pretty adequate supply for lean times.
  18. Widgets have no inherent value; their value is market value-- what a willing seller gets from a willing buyer. Market value is influenced by time, place, information, convenience, etc. also. If one has knowledge that a very valuable item can be had cheap from a vulnerable seller (the widow down the street), then indeed an ethical issue is present. But this doesn't apply to $100 widgets. I may be happy to take your 50 bucks here and now rather than check around, list, advertise, field phone calls, mail, etc. When you go to estate sales and yard sales and you see a deal, you buy it. One way you know you have a deal is that there are probably others that would pay more.
  19. An odd way of looking at it, methinks.
  20. Congrats. I retired from a practice like yours after 44 years. It was just right, really. It was getting harder to climb the mountain, but I wanted to go while I still could climb it. There are things I miss and things I don't, but in any event I have zero regrets and will never practice again. I put a bow on it and am happy about the whole thing. I didn't have the retirement downsize issue. We live within walking distance of 9 grandchildren and are a town over from the other three. We're not moving anywhere!
  21. I think the NY attorney general behind this is making a political mistake-- at least I hope so. Attacking LaPierre and certain others on the grounds of violation of NY non-profit corporation standards (the NRA is a New York corp-- must have seemed like a good idea at the time!) is one thing. Seeking the dissolution of the NRA is quite another; it is bound to fail and will be rightly interpreted as a Democratic attack on American gun ownership. I've already heard a couple of liberal radio commentators say they think it's a bad idea in an election year.
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