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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. And yet the penalty isn’t a deterrent to those intent on breaking the law. That’s why we need more laws, right?
  2. While the Kansas Chiefs and Royals sports franchises are attempting to extort extended taxpayer support for their stadiums, (they are once again threatening to leave) the Kansas City Public Schools want a place at the feeding trough too. The KCPS, like many urban school districts, is a black hole for public funding while achieving increasingly subpar results. Now they want money for “literacy interventionists and high-dosage tutoring”. That’s a new one on me. Who comes up with this stuff? https://www.kctv5.com/2024/03/21/kcps-details-negotiations-with-royals-teams-pending-move-crossroads/
  3. From a friend who was at a "Red Dawn" match last year.
  4. Sent my app in today’s mail. I’ma Henry shooter. Put me and Asa down for dinner.
  5. Yup. But those double drum mags only hold 100 rounds.
  6. Somewhat relevant here: “Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.” E.B. White
  7. That headache I got somewhere around 1965-1966 is coming back…
  8. In the cartoon thread the gag was “what’s the square root of 5,248?” These days we just plug the number into the calculator and push the button. For the life of me, I can’t remember how we figured that out before we had calculators? I vaguely remember a laborious process of guesstimating. Any of you math wizards recall how?
  9. I had never heard of, much less seen a lever action shotgun before getting into CAS. And those have all have been 20” barrels. When I see a longer barrel like that in the video, it still looks odd to me, even tho the gun was designed that way.
  10. I’m sure the Axis got all the Norden bombsights they needed from the wreckage of downed aircraft, despite efforts to thwart it.
  11. https://www.google.com/search?q=six-gun+clip+art&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  12. https://marauder.homestead.com/files/Model_87dis.html
  13. I always looked behind me right before falling over backwards. One time a tourist diver didn’t and landed right on top of me. Boy howdy, that left a mark on my head.
  14. I had a Ford GT-40 with the .049 engine. You could run it a straight line as described above, but it was a lot of work for a couple of seconds of run time. My dad rigged a set up with an anchored string so it ran in a circle, similar to the control line airplanes until it ran out of gas. It was yellow blur! Starting it was harder than the airplane because you had to spin the right rear wheel between index finger and thumb. Once running, you had to snap the body into place which was hinged on the front frame. I vaguely remember a pull starter wrapped around the rear wheel, but I could be mixing memories with other toy cars.
  15. The best thing to come out of Iowa is I-35… Apologies to my Iowa pards. That’s a cheesy Kansas City joke!
  16. My point is that we have more critical concerns here on earth. China is already a global threat to control of the oceans as are other bad actors. We've already seen what can happen to the economy when trade routes are blocked or choked. This planet is 75% water and is the medium in which global trade travels. No amount of airplanes or spaceships will ever achieve what shipping does. Yet our Navy is severely depleted and in disrepair. We lack the ability to maintain our current submarine fleet and surface ships. We need new and upgraded ports and facilities not just for our Navy, but for commercial shipping as well. We need to embark on a building program comparable to what was done for WWII. Think of the jobs that would provide for those engineers, welders, fabricators, the steel industry and on and on. That will take an extraordinary amount of money and time. Right now the world is a tinderbox as in the 1930s, and we're running out of time to be prepared for when the SHTF. I believe that will happen long before the moon or Mars are colonized. We need to keep the oceans open now. Solve that, and then we can talk about manned deep space exploration.
  17. Uh, Trailrider...NASA has a lot of money already invested in this project. From an NPR article: "In addition to private investment, SpaceX has won around $4 billion in contracts from NASA to develop Starship into a lander that can put astronauts on the moon." "They have a lot of money now from the government specifically to do this," says Lori Garver, former NASA deputy administrator and author of the forthcoming book Escaping Gravity, about NASA's relationship with commercial space companies. "I think those deep pockets will serve them well through a test program."
  18. I don’t know about a legal requirement, but there’s usually a guardian, trust or conservatorship etc. that receives and distributes the money. Nonetheless, it’s my understanding a minor can’t buy certain properties like cars or real estate without some entity or guardian signing off.
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