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We shouldn't think of the teachers ect as a SWAT team.  They need to be thought of as barricaded in their space prepared to defend those in their care, not roaming the halls looking for the bad guy with a gun.  That would have a huge potential to have a terrible outcome

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:17:50 PM »
I am not willing to ask permission to exercise a right.  That is what a permit is.  We have them now as you stated folks before us let the situation erode/ gave an inch which could be stretched into a mile slowly if allowed.

We can and should be responsible. 

It was stated last night during a debate that we should do something.  We should. 

It was admitted that changing the age of purchase wouldn't make a difference by a anti-gun person.  Don't just waste time and effort doing something.  Be effective. 

The Supreme Court said years ago that the government nor the police have any obligation to protect us.  While I strongly disagree with the on-site officer who took no action, he made the call to protect himself instead of those he was sworn to protect and we have the result.  I suspect that he is not the only individual that would have made that call that is in a similar positon.

It is a very trick situation with more issues than access to guns.  What about mental health?  Do we want all veterans locked up because that saw horrific things on the battlefield?  That could happen if those in power wanted it to if we make the laws too easy to just put away people we say have mental health issues.  What about the kid who is different or a loner or the elderly?  What about those who disagree with us?  It could happen if we allow it to be simple to declare someone has a mental problem.

I agree that there are those who profit during these times or other manufactured scares.  That is not right.

It would go a long way toward helping to enforce laws that we have.  Let's be effective in the actions we take.  There were several failures along the way.  Let's work to ensure that that doesn't happen again.  I wouldn't have a problem with the employees that sell guns being required to have training instead of just coming to work.  That is reasonable and could be effective.  Making me get in line to get a permit is not effective.  It fuels the fight.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:05:21 AM »
Lifting up you and your family.  Particularly the wife and son.  It will be tough to deal with this as they go forward.  I pray for God's peace, strength, comfort, grace and mercy for them in this terrible hour.

Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »
Lifting them up in prayer. God works all things for good for those who believe.  I know it's hard to see that right now, but it's true.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:59:43 PM »
God puts people in places and situations to help others at the right (His) time.  I pray that He puts those people in the places He wants them in and gives each of you the wisdom to see it.  Only His peace, mercy, and grace can help in these situations and I pray for them now for your nephew, sister and yourself.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:27:33 AM »
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:7

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: Raised veggie garden.
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:20:18 AM »
Great tractor.  I am on my second Mahindra.  The first was a 2816 and the one I have now is a 4540.  4WD w/front loader.  The only reason I switched up was the place I get hay got a new roller and made the bales to large for the 2816.  I had to upsize or drag them around as the front loader wouldn't lift the heavier rolls.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:17:29 AM »

I have had tile installers use this at work a few times on the second floor and above and never had an issue.  Just be sure that you tape the seams and follow directions.  After you put it in and let it dry per instructions, get a test plug for the drain and do a 2 hour water test before installing tile.  Sure will save a lot of work if a spot was missed.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:02:37 PM »
Doing some hog hunting this afternoon. pretty windy. Middle 50's.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:36:58 AM »
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others the night and day difference He has made in you.

1 Peter 2:9

Construction and Building / Re: Our House
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:44:47 PM »
In water they both suck.

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:38:14 PM »
Convert him to Breakfast.  It can be served any time of day.

So this one does not have an air seat (yet)

See the green thing under the seat?

Works like this: You crank the knob to dial in your weight. Then you operate the thing and jump it a few times in high gear at, say 35 mph. Then check out the green thing and note the "Range" your fatt butttt is operatin' in. Adjust the springs to sync up lines with green range fields and you have a marriage of your fatt buttt and the terrain.

Not callin' you out Nate/Shawn/Matt

(Matt, you're a fatt buttt guy (NCO) right? ;-))

I am an NCO and I seem to remember you posting a photo of a Warrant Officer PT formation somewhere.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:58:12 PM »
Loaded a couple hundred 5.56. 500 in the last 2 days

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:59:14 AM »
Wow Dave.  That?s just pure insubordination. Hard to fix stupid. I haven?t got a lot of Millennials but try this book. ?Not Everyone Gets a Trophy? it?s gives some insight into their thought process and motivation.

 I?m sure at your company it?s bureaucratic as well but when you want to manage someone out it usually takes way too much effort and time because of all the documentation. I?ve always been successful helping them understand that they aren?t going to make it and need to leave on their own.  It?s so difficult that it really makes you want to get better at hiring the right people in the first place. 

Thanks for allowing me the cathartic rant last night.  9 hours of coaching and I lose most of my emotional intelligence. I mostly have a great team. It?s the 20% that drive you nuts.

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I was told early in my leadership career in the Army that a leader spends 90% of his time on 10% of his men.  It has been proven not just in the Army but civilian life as well.

Stain with the green trim.
OK, stain...What color(s)?

Keep in mind, I need to hide a whole passel of screw heads...

You mentioned the oxford brown I believe.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:12:44 PM »
how many miles does it have on it?

It has 51K on it.

Stain with the green trim.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:51:33 AM »
It is with your heart that you believe.  Romans 10:10

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:29 AM »
My Wife took me there.  She has been kind of strongly hinting for a while that she wanted me to get a newer truck.  We talked budget and I looked at the upcoming maintenance costs and we decided to do something.  This is the decision we made taking into account our goals and needs.  They came up from 15 K for my truck to 20 and dropped almost 6K on there's so we got to a place we are comfortable with.  I had the old one for 10 years this month and bought it when it was 2.  I guess they call this a pattern.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:52:48 AM »
They gave me 20 k for the LBZ.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:00:44 PM »
Changed my signature. Dealer made a great deal on the GMC.  Hated to see the LBZ go.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:56 AM »
The Lord's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him.

Psalm 32:10

Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:27:49 PM »
This would also be a great time to stub in a place for future power.  Just in case.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:04:17 PM »
Prayers sent for good news.

An update on my wife.  Her foot is healing nicely and the pain has really subsided for her.  She only has 4 more weeks until she can put weight on it. 

D.O.T. / Re: Who knew the Navy had rifles?
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:56:00 PM »
Some Marines probably left them on the boat and this happened.
Good work guys.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
You are in mine as well.

I have been tardy adding one. My wife had surgery yesterday to remove a bone chip in the outside edge of her left foot.  She was home last night doing fine.  That thing was the size of a pencil eraser and imbedded in the tendon.  She has to be off it for 6 weeks. No touching the floor. I have 2 weeks time off to help thankfully.

CIEMR / Re: checking in!
« on: December 09, 2017, 03:58:34 PM »
Good to hear from you. Great job finishing up the degree. Stay in touch buddy.

Faith Discussion / Re: Bible study fellowship
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:41:29 PM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 05, 2017, 01:47:53 PM »
Don't need a house.  You can shoot them at night also.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:49:18 PM »
Down here we can kill them by the truck load too, all year.  They are good eating.  Hard on a knife blade but you fix that by using a razor knife for the hide.  I have used a bow, muzzle loader, AR or anything that makes good deer medicine.

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Texas
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:41:48 PM »
Glad you are here sir.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:31:56 AM »
Father in heaven, I want to lift these families up to you. I don't know the reason or details of either situation but you do. Please give them comfort in your peace and mercy and love. Please reveal your plans to us in your Time and give us the patience to wait and the strength and courage to live for you. Everything you do brings glory to you. We have confidence in that and in you Lord. Amen

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:59:17 PM »
The pilot assist cord.

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New Guy from Oklahoma
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:58:11 PM »
Glad you are here. You will find this is a good group with a lot on knowledge. Won't even.iss the other place.

Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:22:53 AM »
Nice buck.  Good eats.

D.O.T. / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:15:13 AM »
Happy birthday sir.  May God bless you.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:49:23 AM »
Or a chock block

Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:49:44 AM »
That is a lot of dear but with the population, it is doable.  Also, the deer are not from Iowa.  The are from coastal GA.

Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:28:10 AM »
Just had some of the loin over a biscuit this morning.  Yes it is good.

Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:21:19 PM »
Not over.  We get 2 bucks and 8 does.  As many hogs as you can get.

Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:05:36 AM »
Last weekend my son and I both scored on a buck with 10 minutes of each other.  He gives me a hard time because he was first and his is bigger so I told him that I put him in the best spot.  Then I spent the next 3 evenings processing meat.

Ammo & Reloading / Re: New Reloader
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:56:30 AM »
So far I have about a thousand cases through the prep center.  It works as advertised and is quick.  The trimmer is very consistent once set, which didn't take long.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:34:39 AM »
Thanks for the praise report Bob.  God is good!

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Ol’ SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 19, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
You know it.  That is why every officer in charge of something at any level has a senior NCO assigned.

CIEMR / Re: For your consideration: Second Las Vegas shooter
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:49:41 PM »
Remember the Warren commission that said bullets make u turns and stuff like that?

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:37:28 AM »
Great.  The hospital is nowhere to get well.  Thanks for the update.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:52:56 AM »
That man has accomplished the mission God had for him.  I lift up his family and friends left behind and pray for God's peace and understanding for us as His ways are higher than ours.

Plan A is the route that I would follow more than likely as well.

Does the tailgate close?

It has been awhile but I seen to remember hinges for these tailgates that extended due to long loads such as generators or commo rigs.  Maybe you can fab up a couple hinges and top fasteners allowing the same thing.

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