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by jeepnik
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pay Pal Big Brother
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Pay Pal Big Brother

Way back when pay pal started they played fast and loose with my funds. Tried to use them and met with a message that the funds weren’t available. It took days before I got in touch with them. They said the money was frozen due to fraud. But would/ could not provide any further explanation. I told t...
by jeepnik
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: HAM radio operators may become heroes...
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: HAM radio operators may become heroes...

I like how they have that two color sighting in mark on the side. Knowing the size of the mark would help you adjust to put a nice hole in the driver's head. As an act of war, it would never ever bother me to kill an enemy soldier. Yes it would. For the rest of your days. But sometimes folks do thi...
by jeepnik
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

If things turn really ugly I follow the quote from We were soldiers once and young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DUFAZcKL3k
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: Resisting temptation

To quote dad “Every man should have one good rifle and know how to use it”.

My”good” rifle is black. But not an AR. I reserve the AR for paper targets. My “good” rifle is a SA ascout Squad. A better action in a much better caliber.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Big Shoutout To All Who Helped The Socialists
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: A Big Shoutout To All Who Helped The Socialists

I’m not happy with the election results. That said, to chastise anyone for voting as they wish is wrong.

The very foundation of our system if the freedom to vote for whoever we feel best represents our views.

If you don’t like the results do what you can to elect folks who share your views.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: This tops it all
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: This tops it all

The problem is people are ignorant and do not understand the word. “Men” in this context refers to the hu”man” species.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

So just a little update. The package I mentioned earlier is now 12 days along its way. Here’s the best part it left a distribution center to travel to my local PO. It’s about a thirty minute drive. So far it’s been on the road 8 days. I’m pretty sure some postal worker recognized the shipper’s name ...
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Marlin 39A

One of the great things about the 39 is that you can easily get to the action for cleaning. That said I have had small “chips “ of brass get into little nooks and crannies.

Just a thought.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

Dad once said “the most believable thing on the news is the weather report”.

If you look at it that way it all makes sense.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

Prayers up for his continued recovery.
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clothes pin clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Clothes pin clamp

Dad used to have a few of those in the garage. Not a lot of holding power but they did work. There’s only one problem. I don’t think we have a single clothespin in the house. And I’m not sure where you’d buy them anymore.
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Such fools they even want to disarm themselves...
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Such fools they even want to disarm themselves...

If the politicians in DC believe people should be disarmed, let them lead by disarming their security personnel. Let them disarm law enforcement on every level. Nancy Pelosi once made a big show of turning in her hand gun. But that’s all it was, a show. She continued to have a large and armed securi...
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Will the Church prevail, or perish...?
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Will the Church prevail, or perish...?

Religion has been oppressed to one degree or another since the beginning of organized religion. And yet with all that evil (and that’s the only word for it) has thrown its way the words are still spoken. Sometimes whispered other times shouted. But the word lives in the hearts of the faithful and al...
by jeepnik
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

Honestly 2020 hasn’t been all that bad. Money wise it’s been good. I ended up retiring earlier than planned. Turned out to be a good thing. I couldn’t go some places I’ve wanted but by staying home I’ve got a lot done. Might have had the crud early on and while I felt lousy I didn’t need any serious...
by jeepnik
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

Latest head scratcher from the USPS. As I’ve mentioned in the past I’ve missed several days of delivery then had as many as three un one day. All by different carriers. I’ve even had Sunday deliveries. Well I went at least two maybe three days without delivery and lo and behold at 11 am this morning...
by jeepnik
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

For every critter the most important thing is to survive. The mire complex the critter the more complex the survival strategy. Mutation is a very basic means of survival. As a more complex critter we’ll just have to adapt our strategy to adapt to the new strain.
by jeepnik
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus data points?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: got virus data points?

Everyone reacts to viruses differently. Some get it, manufacture antibodies and never know it. Some die. I happen to react very badly to flu. Heck even with the yearly vaccines, it may well kill me. My wife rarely gets ill. Avoidance and immunization are of more or less effective from individual to ...
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: covid
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: covid

As I’ve mentioned Spanish Flu killed my paternal grandfather. Not giving this any bigger chance than I have too. Make your choice and live or die with it. I will weep no more or less for you. But should you become incapacitated don’t expect any sympathy. Life’s a crapshoot, you choose how and when t...
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

I’m at the point where I don’t care what others do. If you’re an adult make your choice and live or die with it. I’m still fairly young. I retired earlier this year. My choice is to hibernate and let this pass me by. I will take the shot when available. I figure these steps give “ME” the best chance...
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

I have one on quite a sojourn. From an adjacent city it’s now been six days. I could have walked there faster. It’s being shipped USPS. But I recently discovered that while they deliver Amazon packages on Sundays they won’t deliver anyone else’s. Seems the USPS has a deal with Amazon for higher prio...
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

And the above is why things continue to escalate. Initially, fear drove folks to comply. But, since initial efforts were reasonably effective folks figured they could begin ignoring instructions. Now unless every hospital in the US is in on the conspiracy, we are seeing a measurable increase in hosp...
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: redneck flashlight mount

Were talking redneck here. A couple of hose clamps. Find them with rubber inserts if you want fancy.
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crud
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: The Crud

Nasal swabs are a wonderful invention that says at the exact moment of test you either have the virus in your nasal passages or you don’t. Walk away inhale and the test means absolutely nothing. As a diagnostic test for someone with symptoms they are great. For the general public it’s just a placebo...
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Night Owls

For many years I was a forced night owl. Now that I’m retired I find old habits hard to break. Especially since I have discovered naps.
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Masks right or wrong? I don’t know. What I do know is quarantining works for infectious diseases. Masks do help “reduce” the spread of diseases. Washing hands and cleaning surfaces does reduce the spread of diseases. All of these are tried and true first steps taken by ever hospital in the US. BECAU...
by jeepnik
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lets look at line 17
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Lets look at line 17

Remember this was not just a Covid bill. It was a spending bill to keep the government operating. While it’s disgusting that legislators give themselves raises when others are loosing their jobs it’s just business as usual in D.C. If the citizenry had the initiative process like my state we could ov...
by jeepnik
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 727

Re: Postal system woes......

Griff’s post points out one of the largest causes of the USPS’ failure. Growing up many of the postal workers were vets. These folks understood that doing a job correctly and on time is something to take pride in. And most of the non vets were of a generation that grew up during the depression and W...
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 727

Re: Postal system woes......

As I’ve said before my dad retired from the USPS in 1985. Back then almost every piece of mail was handled by a human and based on the zip code sent on its way. Now a human can think and interpret some really back writing so quite often even poorly addressed mail got to its destination. Around the t...
by jeepnik
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good, The Bad and... -- The Mandalorian ? ? ?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: The Good, The Bad and... -- The Mandalorian ? ? ?

Much like Firefly the Star Wars saga and more recently Guardians of the Galaxy are really just a space western. I watched the first two Star Wars then lost interest. Firefly was much more fun.
by jeepnik
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 727

Re: Postal system woes......

Nope, my mail gets here. That is if the local PO decides to deliver it. Quite frequently these days they will skip a day delivering. I don't mean to just me I mean the entire route. Then the next day we get two deliveries. I have several such incidents on video. Some of the deliveries scheduled for ...
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 960

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

I'm a southpaw. While cases ejecting out the right can be irritating, most bolt guns just don't work well. I do have several lefty bolt guns, but options are much slimmer. Since most of my levers don't have safeties, and the Marlins that did don't anymore they work very well for me.
by jeepnik
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Moderna vaccine uses cells from aborted babies
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: The Moderna vaccine uses cells from aborted babies

Regarding the new article. I don't see anything approaching proof that using the tissue of aborted children is being used.
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Moderna vaccine uses cells from aborted babies
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: The Moderna vaccine uses cells from aborted babies

Herd immunity requires the herd to develop the disease. Some die some live. Those who live have immunity. We short cut that be insisting on steps to prevent the disease. Thus extending the time frame before the virus burns itself out. Same thing happened in the Spanish flu epidemic.
by jeepnik
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearl Harbor Day
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Pearl Harbor Day

I started to watch a documentary a couple of days ago done on the 75th anniversary. It was about the intelligence blunders that caused it. I turned it off after a few minutes. The sense I got was they were blaming the US for the attack. Were mistakes made, yes. But it doesn't change what happened. W...
by jeepnik
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: La Marseillaise
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: La Marseillaise

I've always thought it ironic that reality has always been the opposite of what the song implies -- ready to roll over and accommodate any invader, but as aggressive as Nazi Germany towards other nations. Yeah, the French backing was a big factor in our winning independence, but on the other hand F...
by jeepnik
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autumn's Armory
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Autumn's Armory

Somewhere some idiot is planning to have the parents charged with child endangerment. Sad, but very true these days.
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whoa! Shipping is Really Expensive This Year!
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Whoa! Shipping is Really Expensive This Year!

Not surprising. With USPS junk mail is charged less than it should. But to make up for it First Class is charged much more.

With private shippers the same type of things occur. Large shippers like amazon pay a lower fee then individuals.
by jeepnik
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shotgun barrel length minutia
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: shotgun barrel length minutia

Grizz wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:09 pm
thanks Guys... time to cut to the line...
Maybe give it 1/4" TO 3/8" of fudge just to be safe. The only barrel I've ever had cut down the smith suggested 1/2". I went with that and did have it measured once by a game cop.
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes newer isn’t better
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Sometimes newer isn’t better

By 1937 do you mean a 1917 from the Brazilian 1937 contract?
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping the Chuch open - whatever it takes...
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Keeping the Chuch open - whatever it takes...

This is the oath of office for California I (Governor) do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of th...
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: What’s under your bed?

Image

If I can deal with it with the 20 ga in the corner, this oughta do!
by jeepnik
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

Pitchy I think it is time for you to trade in your conestoga wagon and upgrade to a modern Model T pickup. You need to stay ahead of those hostiles you have been fighting in your area in MN. :) Model T pickup? I was thinking something a bit more . . . . . . . . . substantial. https://i.imgur.com/29...
by jeepnik
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howard Leight earmuffs
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Howard Leight earmuffs

4t5 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:17 pm
while I'm at it, anyone here know of a remedy for ..tinnitus.?
Yes, death. I just did a hearing test and found out that if you have tinnitus they are that accurate in some ranges due to the "interference".
by jeepnik
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....

I'd just like the kids home for Christmas. Haven't had the whole bunch here for several years.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)

The necessity for same caliber rifle & handgun is pretty much gone these days. I pretty much prefer a .45 caliber handgun and a rifle caliber rifle. My favorite is a .45 Blackhawk and a Marlin 1895.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ??
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: What is it ??

Not a clue on this one.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70
Replies: 31
Views: 770

Re: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70

No way am I getting into this. I got booted off MarlinOwners for not following the party line and insisting that the 45-70 had better terminal ballistics than the .444. After all a heavier longer bullet at a the same or higher velocity can't possibly do more. :D Sounds like you had a difference of ...
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I would at least try this ...
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: I would at least try this ...

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:11 am
Well I can't see it doing too well in Muslin countries........ :lol:
Well now, may be could do an updated version of Operation Ranch Hand.
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good news for veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Good news for veterans

Looks good. What else would help is rolling back this hollywood movie notion we all have PTSD too.Thats what really hurts job prospects at the moment. Society went from ignoring the condition to acknowledging it, then somewhere along the line things went off the rails with this idea all veterans ha...
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70
Replies: 31
Views: 770

Re: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70

No way am I getting into this. I got booted off MarlinOwners for not following the party line and insisting that the 45-70 had better terminal ballistics than the .444. After all a heavier longer bullet at a the same or higher velocity can't possibly do more. :D