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Cypress Sun

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  1. How is Ms. Worthless today? She almost looks like she's smiling in the picture, I know that dogs don't smile. Tails don't lie though.
  2. I don't know if they were designed that way or not, I'm not a civil engineer. One thing for sure, they couldn't have hurt.
  3. The ship stopped upon striking the bridge. Perhaps if the bridge would have been protected by structures and cushion provided as the picture below shows, this may have been prevented.
  4. In Joe's video, the ship is clearly underway with power 43 seconds before impact. Dolphins (barriers protecting the bridge supports) would have probably prevented this accident. Tug boat assistance through the bridge would probably would have prevented the accident. Look at the Sunshine Skyway to see what I mean about the dolphins.
  5. Happy Birthday Mrs. Subdeacon! My gal's is Friday. We have some nice scenery around here, but nothing like that. I guarantee she won't want to go to Taco Bell, I wouldn't let her eat a taco in my vehicle anyway as it's almost impossible to eat a taco or burrito while in a car without wearing it. I am making her prime rib with all the fixin's. Opening day for her beloved Rays is tomorrow so she's looking forward to that also. I won't be greeting her at 4:00 in the morning with a birthday dirge as I have an aversion to bullet holes in me. Except for the fall, it sounds like a good birthday was had by all. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, what a treat!
  6. Because they can't hit s*** with their snub nosed .38 revolvers. Now the A-Team, they could spray hundreds of bullets around and never hit anything...that's skill!
  7. There is no way that the road repair crew could have had time to drop what they were doing, get in their vehicles, start them up and clear the bridge...not even if they were the one's to have received the MAYDAY. In the video, posted by Joe, from the time that the lights go out on the time it hits the bridge is 43 seconds (mol). I really don't believe that they were able to stop traffic that fast and probably only stopped traffic immediately after the collapse. Although tragic, a bunch of luck happened during this event. - The fact that it was 1:30 am meant that traffic was virtually non-existent, would have been a different story at 8:00 am with the bridge full of work commuters. - Two vehicles missed the collapse by a mere 10 seconds. They will forever be glad that they didn't catch that stop light, or whatever...but will always wonder what would have happened if they did. - The area where the workers were collapsed in a kind of slow motion. I believe that this is what allowed the two survivors to live. The impact of the 185' fall was "cushioned" by the domino effect of the collapse. - Law enforcement was apparently nearby and closed the bridge off before anyone else drove off the land portion of the bridge into the water or embankment. I believe that there will be some new bridge protection requirements proposed in the very near future. Dolphin type protection of the main piers on either side of the shipping channel will probably become a required retrofit. They might even require large ships to have tug assistance through areas with bridges that must be traveled under to get to port. None of it will be cheap and ultimately the taxpayer and/or the consumer will be the one paying for it.
  8. I would think that the distinct possibility of the plane crashing into an undesired location (residential neighborhood, hotel, etc) would negate the positives of stopping the criminal by shooting an engine, even if the criminal was an Osama bin Laden type criminal. It could always be shadowed by a military aircraft or even shot down in an area where collateral damage in minimal or non-existent like over the ocean or such. I'm no expert but I would think that losing an engine on takeoff could be catastrophic once rotate speed is attained.
  9. That post was pre-drink. I tend to refrain from posting after drink or it gets really off the wall.
  10. Those screws come loose in all of the manufacturers, including the originals. I bought several for both sides of an original when the right side dropped...never had to replace another one. Tighten them up on a regular basis, along with most of the screws, it'll be a much more harmonious outcome.
  11. Back to the ammo...the .22 pistol and rifle would be high on my list of bug out guns.
  12. All they have to do is call while hanging upside down...puts them in the same time zone. The smart ones just turn the phone upside down.
  13. That's exactly the reason that I never give my e-mail out unless it for something I ordered. Fox News wants your e-mail just to be able to read it. That way they can sell your e-mail to who knows who and you'll get bombarded with spam from Fox and who knows who else...screw them....there's lot's of places to read the news with out that.
  14. At 30" away, ammo isn't going to matter that much. I could throw the .22 ammo more accurately than all three of the G44's I tried. Pat Riot had the description of the shot targets just as they were for me also. They looked more like a shotgun target at 50' to 60' with 00 buck. IMO, a piss poor excuse for a Glock manufactured pistol.
  15. That was the first thing I saw this morning at 3:30 am. It brought back memories the Sunshine Skyway disaster in 1980 which happened in same manner. The Skyway disaster happened in a blinding thunderstorm that came up phenomenally fast and the harbor pilot got out of the channel too far. This was long before todays sophisticated positioning devices. This appears to have happened in clear weather with unrestricted visibility, seems very odd. When the Skyway was rebuilt, they installed large barriers, called dolphins, in front of the main piers. I don't know why, but I thought that most major bridges near large, international ports would have had these dolphins installed as a protection measure after the Skyway disaster...apparently not. I understand that there was a repair crew doing concrete duct repair and other vehicles on the bridge at the time of collapse. I hope they are found safely but the water is 50 degrees and the accident happened at 1:30 am.
  16. This is tame compared to the nastiness that is coming throughout the next 7+ months.
  17. Supposedly in stock https://safarifirearms.com.au/lyman-cyclone-tumbler-drum-rubber-gasket-sku-ly-7631451/
  18. In stock at Powder Valley in expensive 1 lb containers as of this post. Free shipping over $99. https://www.powdervalley.com/product/alliant-unique/
  19. I've shot 3 - G44's. None of the were accurate in the least, even at 10yds. I'm a pretty good shot but I thought it might be me so I bench rested the last one...wasn't me. I've warned people to try before they buy but no one took the advice and all but one have since sold them. No way I'd ever buy one. As far as the .22 as a self defense gun, I don't know of any one that wants a 1/4" hole in them and the new round looks promising. I'm glad that ammo makers keep trying to improve ammo instead of just resting on their reputation.
  20. I would think that after a few days, the ant head would dry out enough to just crumble away leaving the jaws to go away with shedding the dead skin.
  21. I don't disagree with that. Like Loophole stated, gotta die from something. At least it won't be sugar or aspartame! Well maybe not anyway.
  22. I asked the manager of a local WInn Dixie why they threw away (what looked like) perfectly good produce and bread instead of donating it or giving it away. He told me the same thing. When working on electrical items located at the rear of strip stores that have a grocery store as an anchor, I would regularly see people "dumpster diving" for thrown away food. One of them told me that the "regulars" knew when they threw the "good" stuff away. Sad but true.
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