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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:57:38 PM »
I got so used to thinking I was  th only Air Force guy around, I just took it for granted he was talking about me.
I lump all you zoomies together...I'm Armee, that's just the way we roll!

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Shots fired!

Always a brides maid, never a bride


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So, I'm thinkin', can Mods fire each other?

Or just cause injury to each other?

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:55:05 PM »
Looks great.
J-Do you know that paint? The girlies who sold me to it said it had some sort of lifetime warranty...Whateva... But in real world terms, what do you think of it, assuming you have used it on jobs before?

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Looks to be a real workhorse, just don?t break its back......
Come on over and learn me how to use this thing

I'm never going to be home anymore! :::-)))

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What a difference!

                                 SVL-75        SVL-95
35% tipping load         2300           3500

Tipping load                6570           9143

Breakout, bucket         6204           7961

Breakout lift arm         4766           6742

Track Width                 15              17.7

Track Length                56.5in        65.6 in

Track Rollers                4                5

Horsepower                 74.3           96.4

Hydraulic flow Std        17.4gpm     23.1gpm/40gpm HF!

Hydraulic pressure        3185 psi     3553 psi

Operating weight          9,315          11,574

Tractive force               9,678           12,178

Width                          68.3 in         77.2 in

Length w/bucket          140.8 in       154.6 in

Max bucket height        119.1 in      128.5 in

THis SVL 95 just crushes its little brother and most of the competition as well!


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:32:53 PM »
Two developments

1. Got all the wall panels built for the 12-square shed

and

2. Cancelled the SVL-75-2 purchase, and purchased a SVL-95-2 instead YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!

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So, Mikey, I need some clipart. Actually I just need the art

Here's what I want to do: The thing is named "Spud"

I would like to get someone to draw up a Idaho Potato with muscular legs and arms. Put a WW1 US Army "Campaign" hat on it, have it smoking a cigar with bushy eyebrows and a stash. Let's have it wearing some Army Camo uniform with combat boots and put some corporal stripes on the sleeve that is visible. Maybe have this military combat spud holding its arms up in a boxing pose with big hands and knuckles, and a determined look on its face.

I want to take that, and have some company make me up a vinyl decal of same so I can plaster it on the side of this new "Spud" to give it some attitude.

Anybody good at drawing something like that? I can't draw a proper stick person!

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Whenst all this first started for me, I really wanted one of two different machines. Either a Cat 299 or a Kubota SLV 95-2.

I had located a used 95-2 with 400 hours that looked like it was a survivor of the battle of Ramadi followed by being drug along the ocean floor to New Jersey, where it sat in New York's Fresh-kill landfill until I found it.

So I backed away, ran from that stealership, straight to my dealership where I was told that although they had two 95's incoming, Kubota had told them the delivery would be delayed until spring.

But they had two new SVL-75-2's which could get the job done, so I settled, I bought it. I didn't, however sign any paperwork since they would not have any of that ready until my implements arrived, and as of today, they hadn't even shipped yet.

Knowing none of this this morning, I stopped by the dealership to take a look at Spud. We were walking out to the back lot when low and behold, I had to stop where the concrete ended and the mud began because of all this rain. I was looking at my machine all the time standing right beside a brand new SVL-95 which had just arrived within the hour, new from Kubota.

As my eyes focused on those new wide tracks, I was blown away. WHAT??? A NEW 95????????Rick, my sales guy said, yea, what a surprise, they came in this morning, we just unloaded two of them. TWO OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

I looked at him and asked, "Rick, how much?"

He was super surprised, but thinking I was joking, we went inside and he gave me the number. Within one second, I flatly stated, "Sold!"

So I now own Spud's big brother, who, oddly enough, shares the same name.

So meet the new and mucho bigger Spud!

This thing is a beast. Weighs a ton more. Is a foot + longer. Bigger/longer tracks. Lifts almost a ton more. Is actually rated to work as a bulldozer. It's almost unmatched in this CTL world.

It is a high flow machine, air seat, radio, AC/Heat, wide track, self leveling bucket, and the bucket is a 81" (The SVL-75 has a 72" bucket) This thing can do anything a CTL loader is rated to do anywhere on earth.

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This happened:

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...Nobody asked what happened...

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:34:46 PM »
And of course, gotta give this one a single thumbs in the climb attitude!

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:34:02 PM »
Not all of the paint got applied to the wall panels. THe shoes took a beating, but my glove covered hands did very well

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:32:54 PM »
The color shows differently when dried. It gets down right pretty when all the gloss from being wet is gone.

And, for the record, here is the actual color for me to reference should I ever need to do this again.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:31:14 PM »
And now sprayed all over creation:

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:30:10 PM »
The purdy stuff in the can:

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:29:41 PM »
This portable HVLP sprayer has worked fine for me in the past, and after a through precleaning prior to (and after) painting it laid down some good coats of that rusty red.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:28:29 PM »
In this picture, You can see the final wall panel completed, now 13 total

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:27:31 PM »
Before going further, I'd like to take a moment to thank Jared H for allowing me to use his builders discount at the HD. Between his 20% and my 10% Military discount I walked out of there with 4 gallons of paint, a really good brush, some tape and spouts and a $15 PVC "T" all for $212 including tax!

Thank you sir!

So the color scheme continues unabated from the last couple builds. We have a dirty red base with a hunter green flat for the trim, and something akin to Oxford Brown for the doors, which I will also use for the rain gutter back splash and a couple other places to add continuity. THe service doors in the main shed will also adopt that brown color and to top it off, I will use the similar in color rain gutters and down spouts.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:16:54 PM »
OK, today was an ambitious one. Goal was to finish building the wall panels, then paint all four walls and the doors.

I can say with tired knees, I stand (sit) victorious!

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Something happened today at the Kubota dealership...

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:02:13 PM »
Sounds like a good plan. More room is always better.

Heck, I thought you would make the door really secure like using a big bar across both doors like the did in castles.

I questioned why he locked one door on the inside top & bottom and not the other one? A large bar is a great idea too.
Main door has exterior trim board which completely captures the second door. Lateral latches are all that is needed. It's the way the main shed is secured

Keep questioning...The answer is out there...

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:50:43 PM »
might was well go 12/12.  Just keep in mind that you need structural ridge beam or collar ties or something to keep the walls from spreading from the roof load pushing the walls out.
Will have a second floor about at the top of the walls, and i always include a plywood collar tie sort of thing to hold it all together anyway.

Maybe a 12/12 is in the works...

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CIEMR / I Love it, I Love it, I really, really Love it...
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:40:00 AM »
Jeff Bergner: The vanishing Obama presidency

?        By Jeff Bergner     The Virginian-Pilot      Jan 14, 2018   

?        ONE YEAR AGO, Barack Obama?s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation?s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement.

But as time passes, this may be just about his only lasting political accomplishment; his legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives are disappearing rapidly. On domestic policy:

? Energy: The Keystone XL Pipeline has been approved. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been approved and is operational. U.S. energy production is up, and gas prices are down. Deep Obama administration reductions in offshore drilling leases are in the process of being reversed.

? Education: The Obama Education Department?s Title IX ?guidance? to colleges and universities mandating how to treat sexual assault cases has been rescinded. Numerous Education Department programs begun in the Obama administration are being terminated.

? Environment: The Obama EPA?s Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, the implementation of which was already blocked by the Supreme Court, has been rescinded.

? Labor: The Obama-controlled National Labor Relations Board rule treating franchise chains as single employers for the purpose of collective bargaining has been repealed.

? National parks: Obama?s vast additions to U.S. national monuments in Utah have been rescinded.

? Internet: Net neutrality has been repealed.

? Immigration: The Obama executive order on Deferred Action Against Parents of Americans, which was blocked by a federa l court, has been rescinded. His executive order on Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals has been rescinded, awaiting potential congressional action.

? Health care: Obamacare has been significantly modified by regulations to allow new, less costly forms of health insurance and by the repeal of the individual mandate. Additional regulatory changes are coming this year. As the health exchanges continue to shrink, the principal impact of Obamacare will be the expansion of Medicaid enrollment.

? Consumer protection: The structure of the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Agency has been ruled unconstitutional by the District of Columbia Circuit Court because it is unanswerable to any elected government official. The CFPB is facing additional legal and legislative challenges.

? Economy: The economic recovery beginning in 2009 produced historically slow economic growth, a declining labor participation rate, stagnant wages and increasing food stamp usage. Today?s economy is growing more rapidly, the labor participation rate is up, wages are beginning to rise, and food stamp usage is down.

On foreign policy:

? Military: Reductions in military spending and U.S. troop levels are being reversed.

? ISIS: Changes to the Obama rules of engagement for using military force led to the rapid defeat of ISIS.

? Environment: The United States has announced its intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

? Trade: The United States declined to join the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership.

? Iran nuclear deal: The president has declined to certify the Iran nuclear agreement, which the Obama administration negotiated, setting the stage for withdrawal or modification.

? Syria: The president has used military force to enforce Obama?s ?red line? against Syria?s use of chemical weapons.

? Ukraine: U.S. policy toward Ukraine is changing; the U.S. will now send lethal weapons to assist Ukraine in resisting Russian aggression.

? Cuba: Obama?s opening to Cuba has been put on hold.

? Israel: The United States and Israel have restored their historically close relationship.

? Egypt: The flirtation with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been replaced by U.S. support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Overall, with the exception of a shrinking Obamacare and the CFPB, no significant initiative of the Obama administration remains in place. The near doubling of the federal debt during his eight-year presidency ? from $10 trillion to $19 trillion ? seems like a very high price to pay for such ephemeral results.

The Obama presidency is vanishing before our eyes. In only 12 short months, the legacy of Obama?s presidency is best captured by the motto of a well-known disaster restoration company: ?like it never even happened.?

Jeff Bergner served in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. He lives in Norfolk

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:26:19 PM »
Blizzard started this morning. Lost power for a while. We were able to get cattle fed and get the generator set up.
Leading edge of it is here as of 1900

Really windy, thunder storms and a lot of rain.

Expect to find trees down in the morning.

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:24:46 PM »
I didn?t even comment on this thread and he has to disparage the Air Force. And to correct you, I?ve never gotten a bruised shoulder from a .22, I fireit from the hip like a real warrior, I saw that on Rambo!!    :cool:

Remember I'm Air Force also
I did!

Was taking the shot at you 2! ;-)

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:24:01 PM »
I didn?t even comment on this thread and he has to disparage the Air Force. And to correct you, I?ve never gotten a bruised shoulder from a .22, I fireit from the hip like a real warrior, I saw that on Rambo!!    :cool:
I'm Armee
I'm always gonna take a shot at zoomies
Just in my nature I guess! ;-)

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:21:51 PM »
I store a ton of stuff in my attic in the storage building. I have a 6/12. An 8/12 would be better. I will pm you my number for 20% off behr paints and stains.
Thanks!

Now what about a 8/12 with a shed dormer???...

One thing I am always seeming to think about is creating cool spaces for the ever increasing number of little people these girls of mine seem to be creating.

They already know "poppy" is always up for getting them into trouble or having some fun down at the farm...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:46:23 PM »
Knocked out two more wall panels today and attached all the inside door latches.

Two more panels and it's paint time then teardown and transport time for the wall sections

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:44:04 PM »
And no, I will not do a gambrel roof. I don't like that look at all.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:36:24 PM »
With rain all day tomorrow, I'll make a run to HD or Slowes to get the paint.

After painting, next is to tear down the panel sections and load them onto the trailer for transport down farmside.

After the shop is cleared out, the roof truss/rafters are next along with the two end pieces which will look like an elongated triangle.

I had originally planned to build the thing using a 6/12 pitch, but i got to thinking...

So assume I attach 2X6 joists to the walls at the seven foot mark. I'd have 5.5" of wall on top of the floor, then the plate, 1.5", then another 3 feet height in the center for a total of 3'7" to throw things.

That is a tad bit cramped

an 8/12 pitch with four feet of space below the eve would give me 4'7" which is starting to be useful...

anyone up for a 10/12 roof???, and dropping the floor down to say 6'4" (I am 6'3")

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:26:06 PM »
I started the day with only four wall sections remaining to be built. After a couple hours, I had two more built...Only two more, then its time to paint the wall panels and trim out the doors

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:24:28 PM »
Then the secondary door latches were screwed into place, completing the inner door security system

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:23:35 PM »
Then the latches simply attach with some big screws into predrilled holes

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:22:25 PM »
I needed to build up the thickness of the corners to flush out the area with the frame, so I added in a section of 3/8" plywood, and another 2 X 4 section. Those are all screwed and liberally glued into place

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:20:17 PM »
Door without any latches or additional framing

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:19:26 PM »
Today I prepped the doors for, and mounted the internal locking mechanisms which are uber simple sliding bolts

To secure the main door, I am using 6" slides with 1/2" steel sliding bolts. These will mount onto the top and bottom edge of the doors and slide into the floor and the structure above the door.

The secondary door will have two sliders as well, albeit 5" X 1/2" and will slide to and capture the adjacent door.

The concept of the operation here is to lock down the door from the inside, exit through the service door then lock it with a deadbolt and a standard door lock

On the outside of the big doors there will also be a massive sliding latch assembly with the option to padlock as well

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Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: Foldable do anything drone
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:04:10 PM »
I think that?s the one they had at Costco around Christmas time. I think they were asking $900 or around there for it. Looked like fun, but couldn?t throw the bills down at the time until the old house sold.
Ya know, I kinda want one...

On the fun side would be fun to have it film you while you're doing something with some heavy equipment or something like that.
But on the survivability side of things, it could be super handy to send off on a pre programmed route to scout out the driveway every once in awhile to see what's happening where you can't see/hear...

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:00:57 PM »
Hmmm, Bruised shoulder after a few shots from a .22...

Must be an Air Force guy  :shocked: :wink:

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Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: Foldable do anything drone
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:58:05 PM »
OK, does it also send out a gps position after I shoot it out of the sky after it has been taking photos of my place?
Not after you arrive at the crash site and drive over it...

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Don's Comment: I know that society seems to have moved on and nowadays, cats and dogs living together, men dating men, and young girls having their sex changed all with the blessing of the people around them seemingly now normal. But none of this is normal, healthy, nor Godly in my view. In the case of this abomination which has occurred in a so called chapel at west point points to an ungodly sickness which has gained a solid foothold in a sacred institution of this once great nation. I say once great because in my view greatness is not all physical. It is not necessarily defined by engineering marvels, or advancements of science, or other things of that nature. In my view, greatness is equally related to the strength of the conviction of men, of their courage, moral fiber, and submission to the idea that we were created by a living God, the very one who is responsible for the book George Washington Concentrated this nation to in the 18th Century.

There is nothing normal about marriage of two men. There is nothing normal about joining them in (what holy matrimony?????) in a place where God once called home. There is nothing good about asking men who were raised believing that Jesus is their savior, to accept this abomination of the laws of God and of nature. None of this is right, in fact it points to death. Death of our Christian culture, Death of moral courage. Death of leadership of any kind. Death of common sense, and the killing of the spirit that is in a man of war that is needed most of all in that crucial second that spans the gap where he either succumbs or rises against all odds and wins the day. That is dead and dying, and I greatly mourn its passing.

But not with me. Call me a dinosaur, old guy, whatever. Men do not belong together. They should now be married. They should not have sex, they should not be honored in any way, and NEVER, NEVER should our warfighters have to put up with any of that nonsense!

This happened before and with catastrophic effect. It is well written about and violently ends when two places, a Sodom and a Gomorrah are vaporized by a slow to anger God.

I would so much rather America die on a battlefield, giving its last breath in a last heroic battle against a vastly superior force than to have the sickening  cancer of homosexuality rot it from within.





WEST POINT, N.Y. ? Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

The New York Times reported Captains Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26, both stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, were married at West Point?s Cadet Chapel on Jan. 13.

The men met at the school in August 2009, when Franchino was a freshman and Hall was a senior. Their first date was in February 2012 in Washington, some months after the ?don?t ask, don?t tell? policy was repealed in September 2011.

That policy, in place since 1993, barred any gay person from disclosing their sexual orientation or talking about any same-sex relationship.

?It?s really frustrating when two people have feelings for each other but are not allowed to act on them,? Hall said. ?We were serving under a policy that was telling all of us ? perfectly capable soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines ? to lie about ourselves.?

The men wore their uniforms during the ceremony, and left the chapel under an arch made up of sabers held aloft by several of their guests. They also used Hall?s officer saber, a graduation gift from his grandparents, to cut the cake.

 


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CIEMR / Re: Millenials perfer socalism and communism over capitalism
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:27:22 PM »
NEWS FLASH - The seeds of stupidity are planted in public schools before students reach College!  You want to change the current trend?  Get involved and call teachers and administrators out on their personal and biased views they ram down kids throats inside the classroom!  There used to be a day when such behavior was addressed and dealt with by Administrators handing down professional discipline; no longer the case!  LIBTARDS RULE THE INSTITUTIONS turning a blind eye to such behavior, unless you are espousing Conservative Views.....then look out!
Oh, do I ever!

Just ask the 5th/6th an a seventh grade teacher if they know my name.
I'll call them out in a new your minute for putting out crap. I remember when Pre-Ranger old came home with the proclamation that his teacher had made that we had 40 or something like that years of fossil fuels remaining. OOH, that one was fun. I owned that guy, then sold him and had him refinanced! In the end he just admitted he hadn't looked far enough into the subject.
Was a Marine teaching next door. He just laughed and shook his head when I got done with "Mr. Magic lips"

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:15:03 PM »
Love those 45/70's

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:13:33 PM »
We will need to see a build thread on that really big/long dually!

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CIEMR / Millenials perfer socalism and communism over capitalism
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:17:36 PM »
Today's kids love socialism ? but it's not because of their radical professors
James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley, Opinion contributors Published 9:38 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018 | Updated 6:27 p.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018

American Millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.

Professors have little influence on student political beliefs compared with peers, 'student life' administrators and campus activists.
Why are young people growing more sympathetic to socialism?

According to a survey conducted late last year by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a third of Americans and as many as 44% of Millennials would prefer to live under a socialist system than a capitalist one. This is more than a little puzzling at a time when socialism has proved a catastrophic failure in its remaining strongholds in Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba.

Some observers blame leftist professors for this development. This makes sense. The renewed sympathy for socialism seems most pronounced among recent college graduates.

It is demonstrably true that professors are overwhelmingly liberal and have become more so in the past three decades. But it is far from clear that classroom indoctrination is driving students to the far left.

In a study published in 2009 of 7,000 students at 38 institutions across the U.S., professors Matthew Woessner and April Kelly-Woessner found that students? political beliefs did not change much during their college years. Even in cases where students? opinions changed, there was little correlation between the direction of the change and the political leanings of their professors. When contacted about these conclusions, Woessner confirmed that although campuses today might seem more radical, his current research suggests that those earlier conclusions are still true.

But if professors are not swaying student opinions in the classroom, what is making them more sympathetic to socialism and less tolerant of conservative views about free markets and limited government?

Author Lenore Skenazy has suggested that students? upbringings are a large part of today?s problems on campus. In her book Free-Range Kids, she argued that parents who try to protect their children from every possible threat or danger deprive them of the freedom to grow up. Naturally, when they arrive on campus as 18-year-olds, they look to professors and administrators to take over the parental role of protecting them from life?s challenges. Thus, ?helicopter parenting? yields ?snowflake? students unable to tolerate uncomfortable opinions.

While this may be true, there are nevertheless organizations and constituencies on the contemporary campus that are in position to gain from protest and unrest. In response to perceived slights, however artificial or exaggerated they may be, activists demand and often receive compensation: greater funding for their programs, promises to hire more members of victimized groups, the creation of programs and courses to promote diversity and multiculturalism on campus, and other concessions of tangible kinds.

In these efforts, there seems to be an unholy alliance of students, diversity administrators and faculty members representing multicultural programs. These alliances are rarely formed in the classroom or in the traditional research disciplines. The growing radicalism on campus seems to originate instead in the broad category of student life that takes place outside the classroom.

A 2014 study, for instance, found that students who spent a greater number of hours on extracurricular activities on campus (as opposed to classroom studies) were more likely to see their politics move toward one extreme or the other, in most cases toward the far left.

Kyle Dodson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California-Merced, looked at data from the UCLA?s Freshman Survey and the College Senior Survey. He found that time spent in academic pursuits has a moderating influence on students? political views. Students who are occupied with classroom studies are less likely to engage in disruptive or illiberal activities on campus.

More: Come out of the political closet in 2018 and help heal our divide

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This is an encouraging conclusion as it suggests that students who are more serious about their academic work are more likely to think for themselves and less likely to be drawn into disruptive political activities.

But there is a catch: College students are spending less and less time in classrooms and academic study. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzed by the Heritage Foundation in 2014, college students spend fewer than three hours per day on classroom-related activities. It is thus not surprising to find that professors have little influence on student political beliefs compared with the enormous sway of peers, ?student life? administrators and activists who are in charge of campus extracurricular activities.

This should be a wake-up call for faculty and administrators who still believe that a college education should involve classroom learning and the exposure of students to important ideas. As faculty have stepped back from their roles as the primary intellectual guides for students ? teaching fewer hours, spending more time on research and publishing for their colleagues in the field, requiring students to take fewer general education requirements ? other adults and peers have stepped in to fill the void, much to the detriment of academic learning and liberal ideals on campus.

If moderate and liberal professors want to take back the campus from illiberal activists who reject open debate and a marketplace of ideas, then a good place to start would be to reemphasize academics as the raison d?etre of university life. ?Student life? should first and foremost be the life of the mind. 


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
Kandahar was quiet.......if you don?t count the 100 brits in the tent with me, or the tanks starting up at oh dark thirty or the sirens when someone decided to lob a mortar round into the base.  But they did have a Tim Horton?s and a Burger King when I went there, as welll as a hockey rink for the Canadians.
I remember all those things coming in there

Believe it or not, KAF only had some 7,000 peeps when I first stepped off the plane there, not tens of thousands it had when I left. It had no tanks, just a few Canadian IFV that the T-ban all but destroyed in 06. I remember the day Timmy Hortons showed up. The board walk was only the south side and a bit of the east walk. There was a pizza inn, burger king and subway if you can call it that, and dirt. On the long side was a telephone hut, a couple vendors and nothing else. A rocket hit about halfway down that side and killed a girl and a guy who were dating. I remember walking by there later...strangest thing...but the engineers had simply dumped a pile of 2 x 4's near the wreckage and two of them fell to make a perfect cross about where she died. I remember walking down to the old blown up hangar on Kilo ramp that we first occupied and seeing that. I stopped with a CW5 who pointed to that cross and nodded. Something unworldly was going on with that.
And remember the Dutch mess hall just across the street from the boardwalk area? I was there when another 107mm landed in it during the evening meal. One of the luckiest shots those idiots ever made in my opinion.

Yep, I remember KAF

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
Yea, Thinking about it, and remembering what bullets would get through overseas, I started to think that the sand filled walls might have another benefit...Stability. I mean, a shed with the lower half of the walls being sand filled would be pretty solid and stable in high winds, or possibly even in a tornado.

I think I just may do something like that. Seems like a great idea so far.

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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:37:57 PM »
I know nothing.

I?ll run some data through the ballistic calculator next week.

Frankenstein loads won?t get you much in barter or in interoperability when the fecal matter spatters

However keep in mind that all the dudes shooting 243 and 7wsm in competitions were only getting about 4000 rounds down a barrel before it was worn out from all that hot powder in the throat.

Speed kills barrels





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Great points Charles.....wasn't so much worried about barter as much as long distance communication with prairie dogs, coyotes and the like in my retirement.......and maybe vaporizing full beer cans at Don's Kintukee cottage!
All I can offer you is a tad less than 250 meters bro.

Now having said that, when I buy the other three farms surrounding me, if that ever happens, shooting to that next ridge and beyond we could get you out to 700 or more easily, I think.

I am finding that .224 V interesting

I used to be a big fan of the .220 Swift. Sort of like this...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:33:25 PM »
Just back from the regional wrestling meet

Pre Ranger will not be going to state.

But it was his very first year wrestling, third year playing Football, and he fought like a real warrior out there. Darned proud of him! He finished having won a tad less than 50% of his matches.

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CIEMR / Re: Government Shut Down
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:30:03 PM »
Unfortunately I don't share all of your enthusiasm. I do not believe anything substantial will come from this memo (meaning I don't think we will see a bunch heading to prison)..........

hope I am wrong
Good Rant Tex...

Shawn, dunno, times are ah-changin. We the people are taking back our country, and a lot faster then this old stick jockey thought. I say we fire or convict those who crossed the line and start doing head shots. I think Trump is thinking, "What do I have to lose?"

This liberal street killin shoot fest if far from being over.

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