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by jeepnik
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Years Have Been Good to Me..."
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: "The Years Have Been Good to Me..."

Who wants to go to the grave with an unused body that is in perfect shape? Life was meant to be lived. Long walks. Hunting. Fishing. Working. Raising kids. All those things age you and give you character and experience. True if one intends to die young. But if you do end up living for an extended p...
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serrated Blades
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Serrated Blades

How many of you remember the original Police model from Spyderco. It had P I G for Pride Integrity & Guts on it. I never really used it and when my eldest became a cop I figured he should have it. Turns out he carries it daily. Through the various stages of their lives I've either bought or passed o...
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramping up for a New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Ramping up for a New Project

I understand the fun aspect of cowboy shooting. I did a couple of matches way back using stock handguns and rifles. I didn't own an appropriate shotgun at the time. You have two types of folks at the matches. Those out for playing dress up and having fun. And those that ruin it for the first bunch b...
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I guess I’m a bad boss...
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: I guess I’m a bad boss...

At this point folks have made up their minds. From now to the election all we are going to get is BS no matter who is spreading it.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serrated Blades
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Serrated Blades

Other than the saw teeth on the spine of the Aircrew Survival Knife the first serrated knife I owned was a Spyderco Worker. I think it was their first model. I found it at a country fair. The company was new and with the thumb hole turned out to be really on to something. So much so they've been cop...
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]
Replies: 30
Views: 481

Re: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]

Left handed Remington 700 in 30-06.

Please read my sig line.
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hey Californians !
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: hey Californians !

I must have misunderstood. I thought you were asking if those three options were legal to own. The website explains carrying. I just told you how I do it. Lord knows there are tons of other laws. But transporting an otherwise legal firearm is pretty simple. You do not have to worry about local requi...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hey Californians !
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: hey Californians !

12 ga with pistol grip is legal as long as the minimum barrel and overall length requirements are met. Type of sights don't matter. You're kidding about the singleshot right? The best way to avoid any issues is to carry a firearm, in a vehicle, is to put it in a locked case. Obviously unloaded. Keep...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is gravity 'real'....?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Is gravity 'real'....?

Pitchy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:08 pm
' If i could only fly '

I tried that once. Departed an HH-43 about thirty feet above the ground. Discovered (like Newton only more forcefully) that gravity always wins. And flying doesn’t hurt. The landing is another story.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MORE 'recalled' drugs....geez....!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: MORE 'recalled' drugs....geez....!

Interesting on the Metformin ER. I was on it but it wasn't being digested. Doc put me on the regular stuff and things improved. It's been a while since I had a serious sit down with an endocrinologist / diabetes specialist. I should probably do that. By the way Doc, that site requires on to register.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is gravity 'real'....?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Is gravity 'real'....?

Obviously Einstein never fell off a ladder.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That One Girl From High School...
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: That One Girl From High School...

Actually I ended up marrying that girl. Took a while but she finally went back to a party with me. That was 50 years ago.
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...

Read the oath of office for all federal officers, elected and appointed. Now if these were such upstanding, moral and ethical folks don't you think they would uphold that oath or if their personal beliefs would not allow this step down? I ask a county supervisor that very question. I was ruled out o...
by jeepnik
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...

Perhaps the fellow that said the tree of liberty needs to be refreshed by the blood of patriots and tyrants understood what Doc wrote above.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...

In Orwell's book I don't think the totalitarian government just sprang up one day. It's an insidious process. Take a bit of a freedom here, take a bit there. After all, it's for your own good. The government knows what's best for you. I read 1984, the first time, as a school reading assignment. It w...
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sick Squirrel.....?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Sick Squirrel.....?

Squirrels have to die of something. Could be some sort of squirrel disease. Heck I think they can carry rabies.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This may be old news ....
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: This may be old news ....

Gotta figure folks figured out long ago about pointy bullets in a mag tube. But it was impressive. Still, they should have used a mag tube with the appropriate spring. There is some give and the tube is stronger than plastic and cardboard.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Carjacker has a bad day....
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Carjacker has a bad day....

That's all too much work and then taxpayers would have to buy blades to cut off the thumbs and deal with the dead body.....I say we become proactive and ship em all back to the motherland.-----JB Actually I was thinking meat cleaver. You could get thousands out of one of them. Then just slap some h...
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Carjacker has a bad day....
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Carjacker has a bad day....

All this outcry over crime and yet no one is willing to solve the problem. I have a solution, that while it won't stop crime, nothing will, it will slow it way down. It's a three part plan that starts with punishment and education. The second time there is more punishment and education. The third is...
by jeepnik
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Carjacker has a bad day....
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Carjacker has a bad day....

Too bad folks don’t smoke much anymore.
by jeepnik
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Neat. I sure enjoyed T.R.'s "Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail." Oh to have a president like him again. Last really good one was Reagan. But the odds of another of such quality grow slimmer each election cycle. We have no generals suited to the task. No common man, regardless of their ability stands...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....

Even a passenger car tire can get you. Some years back a tire ended up in the right lane on Interstate 15. It was hit by something, probably a semi, and flipped up in the air. It went through the windshield of a station wagon. No fatalities, but two very seriously injured innocents. Now every time I...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sonic booms
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: sonic booms

octagon wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:25 pm
My good FIL used to create sonic booms, he flew the old F100s in Germany, back in the 50s, later flying OV 10s in Vietnam, and B52s during the cold war and the cuban crisis. Yeah, he is amazing, will see him tomorrow :D
Tell him thanks. We never had to drop and cover for real.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sonic booms
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: sonic booms

Thinking back, the last booms I heard were the double booms of the shuttle landing at Edwards AFB.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes

Pretty much any time someone has a problem and asks for help I ask if they have cleaned it. Some are up front and tell me they haven’t. Others try to side step the question. In most cases tearing it down and cleaning the nooks and crannies solves the problem. But it’s often not the owners fault. Rea...
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Speak Four Languages...
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: I Speak Four Languages...

I was capable of communicating the most important (at the time) needs in 8 languages. American, English (yes they are different), Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Thai & Vietnamese. I could obtain alcohol, and female companionship. Which everyone knows is all a GI needs foreign language skills ...
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sonic booms
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: sonic booms

We used to get them all of the time. But I think the FAA changed some of the rules so larger metropolitan and surrounding areas don't get them anymore. I too grew up when the sonic boom was the sound of freedom. But as always people forget. Heck, I doubt they even teach 9-11 in school. Or if they do...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not An Ideal Way To Protest
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Not An Ideal Way To Protest

I could be wrong but that looks like a really poor attempt at photoshopping in the cop.
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turtle hatch
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Turtle hatch

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:13 pm
That`s quite a story pard but don`t sound very tasty to me but people eat a lot of things that i wouldn`t. :)
I`ve never tried frogs either, pickled pig hocks was a different story. :lol:
We could get those for a nickel at the store. Gnaw on that thing all day. :D
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When This Virus Thing Is Over
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: When This Virus Thing Is Over

JimT wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:29 am
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How politically incorrect of you! We can't use BC anymore We have to use CE (corona era). Mustn't let folks be upset by anything that even remotely reminds them of Christ.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: The Audacity of Some

piller wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Sounds as if you have a District Attorney as bad as the one in Dallas.
He was one of the sponsors of the bill to release folks due to over crowding. He'd rather try a cop than a criminal.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Panic Buying

Sadly the gun shop I dealt with for decades closed due to the death of the owner. Back then regular customers could pretty much get ammo. He'd refuse one time buyers over his regular guys. I doubt many if any shops would do that today. Heck if they did someone would probably claim they were racist a...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: The Audacity of Some

If that sheriff's seat is an elected position, I would be encouraging someone more law-minded to run. Their behavior was disgraceful. Attempted auto theft is a crime. Someone operating a tow-truck to absconded with a vehicle to which they did not have legal access is attempted theft. Time for a new...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doorbell Security Camera ??
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Doorbell Security Camera ??

I use Ring. But not a doorbell cam. I looked into them and they just don't provide much field of view. I went with a camera that uses a solar panel for power and is connected to my network with wifi. The only issue I have had is that when I initially installed it I had it covering the street in fron...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 426

The Audacity of Some

I wasn't sure about posting this but I thought about it today and decided to post it. My wife and I are night owls. We often stay up to daybreak. So last night at about 0330 I hear what sounds like a larger truck backing up on the street. Very unusual for a purely residential street. It turns out it...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 Addiction
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: 1911 Addiction

Charging the gates of hades. I’m too old but if someone must I’d send my kids. They’re familiar with it. It’s called Iraq and Afghanistan.

You know the old joke. Why are there no Marines in hell? The devil is afraid they’ll take over.

Besides someone has the guard the gates of heaven.
by jeepnik
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog sitting and John Wayne
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Dog sitting and John Wayne

I’ve seen the movie but honestly don’t remember it.
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ginsburg is dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Ginsburg is dead.

How fast can Trump appoint a replacement?
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My kind of woman!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: My kind of woman!!!

The suspected arsonist did the correct thing too, if he hadn't I think he would be dead now..not that it would be a loss, just more hassle for the lady to deal with. Notice how he knew where to put his arms and to cross his ankles. He's been through this before. He also knew not to mess with an arm...
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Anniversary...
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Happy Anniversary...

... to the US Constitution! Enact 233 years ago today. Now I just wish we'd use it more! Each and everyone in the United States of America "uses" the Constitution every single minute of every single day. It's just that we all take it for granted. I've lived in places that don't have our Constitutio...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:50 pm
You bet buddy, the more the merrier :)
Still have to wonder if we crossed paths in the USAF, '71-'77. Turns out, this gets complicated, my sisters first husbands brother used to drink at the NCO club with her second husband. Talk about a small world.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

My favorite blunder is sound. I've heard the same sound from the Foley artists for rifles, handguns and shotguns of every type and size. I assume their sound library just says "gunshot".
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

Here is one of the actual ones used in the show. It's at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Ca. As you can see it isn't a rifle cartridge chambered gun. If I remember the description it is a 44-40. As mentioned the 45-70 were for show. I've watched the shows, all of them, and he never s...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

EOTWAWKI comes, I'm moving in with Lenn. He's a mechanical genius, and I have mad chemistry skills. I can literally turn feces into potable water.
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..

JimT wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:08 pm
I have no clue where Krispy Kreme's grow!
I can help with that. The Mall.
by jeepnik
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vicious Trump Supporters attacking - now setting FOREST FIRES...
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Vicious Trump Supporters attacking - now setting FOREST FIRES...

If convicted they should be slowly roasted to death. Put it on TV, maybe it will make others think twice.
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

This is the oath that I and likely many of you took. Some of the same language is in every elected officials oath. Too bad they just mouth the words and have no intention of upholding their oaths. "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United ...
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

Pepperdine University on Pacific Coast Highway. They do this every year. This particular shot is from 2008. I wonder now that this child is around 12 or 13 if he understands just what happened on that day and how it changed not just our world, but the entire world. https://i.imgur.com/BYLpoYZ.jpg?1
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: What are you doing to get ready

Well I have one or two guns and maybe an handful of ammunition, but I'm not sure it fits the guns. There are some canned goods in the kitchen closet, haven't checked the expiration dates in years. For water I could use the toilet tanks. Since I don't have a tank type hot water heater I won't have th...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossdraw holster
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Crossdraw holster

Most of the time I carry cross OWB. I have had many lively discussions regarding it's use, but for me it just works.