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General / Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:31:41 PM »
Just finished "Hellhound On His Trail" by Hampton Sides, its about James Earl Ray and MLK. Damn good read. I'm half way through "The Sirius Mystery" by Robert Temple, its the second, updated edition. Very interesting. Waiting next is "Wired For War" by P. W. Singer and its about the evolution of robotics used in 21st century war. Too damn hot to do anything else but sit in the AC, drink a little and read.

General / Re: Funny conspiracy theories.....
« on: June 04, 2010, 07:33:27 PM »
So thats where they got the plug for the oil spill.

John Shaw for el Presidente. I'd vote for ya, even if you are on the left coast.

I'm in Michigan.

Close enuff... top coast state.

If you want compelling and interesting content on the BBS, stop complaining and post some.

You can blame it on the trolls, but there were always trolls. Most of them are gone now.

You can blame it on the lack of trolls, but you'd be wrong.

You can blame it on the Ancaps, but there were always ancaps.

You can blame it on the minarchists, but there were always minarchists.

You can blame it on individual members, but you have the ability to control your own threads.

You can blame it on "All the cool people moving to greener pastures", but gee, no one has shown me these greener pastures everyone talks about.

If you want compelling and interesting, be compelling and interesting.

Now all ya'll quitcher bitchin'.

John Shaw for el Presidente. I'd vote for ya, even if you are on the left coast.

General / Re: Can I get a good book recommendation?
« on: May 14, 2010, 06:19:16 PM »
The very best book I have ever read and used is "Learn Electronics Through Troubleshooting" by Wayne Lemons. I bought my edition in 1971 and I still refer to it. It was a Howard W. Sams publication sold through (back then) reputable electronic stores and Radio Shack. I must admit I haven't checked online to see if its still available.

Two other reference books I use, especially at work, are "Pocket Ref" 3rd edition, by Thomas J. Glover. I buy my copies online from Enco Tools, use-enco.com, and give them as Christmas presents to my co-workers. Also another very excellent reference is "Handyman In Your Pocket" by Richard A. Young and Thomas J. Glover.

Go to Amazon and search for electronic reference books and I guarantee you will find something suitable.
Welcome to the trade!

Anyone notice on the Census Form envelope that "United States" is copyrighted? I wonder who owns us now?

General / Re: What if we are wrong?
« on: March 01, 2010, 12:21:52 AM »
Where do you go.  Please don't say New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is too damn cold for me. I've thought seriously for sometime about taking back Cuba. Transforming it to its former glory - Casinos, tourism, CIGARS! Its warm, balmy and in the Carribean. We'd have to set up a new republic, most of the current citizens speak english. I'd have no taxes levied on anything. The casinos and tourism would have to be state ran and the profits would be used to run the government and reinvested back into tourism. Much logistics would have to be worked out, but I believe it could be done. Thoughts?

General / Re: B.O.B.
« on: January 13, 2010, 08:43:41 PM »
We should talk about bug-out bags again :)

What am I missing from my list of things I want to put in mine (I do not have most of these)?

Disposable Lighter
Waterproof Matches + Case and match booklets
First Aid Kit
Hiking First Aid Kit
Water Purification Tablets
Mess Kit
Water Bottles
Mainstay Ration (9, 400 cal meals for $7 and a 5 year shelf life)
2nd water purifier

Folding Shovel
Good Knife
Cheap Knife
LED Light + Batteries
Fishing Gear minus a pole/reel
Knife Sharpener
Nylon Rope
Plastic Bags/Garbage Bags

Small Tent
Mosquito Netting
Xtra clothing (gloves/hat/socks)
Insect Repellent

Mosin Nagant + ammo
Extra ammo including shotgun shells
Informative papers on survival including "How to Stay Alive in the Woods" by Bradford Angier
Coins (silver)

50 cal. ammo cans to put it in. As long as they are pristine (most are) they will keep most anything you put in them dry and bug proof. MRE's are good to have, also when the days hunting doesn't go so well. One book I have is the US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook, ST 31-91B (probably updated even more, now). Also assume there will be no more batteries and obtain an AM/FM SW radio that has a hand cranked generator. If you have to have some electricity, get a small generator that is currently gas powered and "engineer" it to run off alcohol, the kind you can make out of corn squeezin's. Get a case of 3 in 1 oil to keep guns lubed, a case of synthetic oil for the generators crankcase (won't go bad for a long time), a weapons cleaning kit and 2 gallons of Hoppes #9 and 2 gallons of WD40. Mix the Hoppes and WD40 half and half-makes and excellent bore cleaner and powder solvent. If you have the money, a cartridge and a shotshell reloader with all the powder, bullets and die you might need. A CB radio would be good also if the SHTF sho-nuff.

General / Re: Holy shit this guy was a badass
« on: December 15, 2009, 06:57:44 PM »
I'd find a Swedish Mauser in 6.5mm. I dealt guns for many years and this was the most accurate WWII bolt action I had ever fired. I could consistently put bullets through the same holes with open sights at 100 yds. Much better than the Swedish in 7mm or Argentine and sometimes I wondered how the Germans could hit anything with the 8mm (7.92). The sniper must of found a good Moisin Nagant.

We also had a volunteer group that flew for the British during the Battle of Britain. They flew P-40's and Spitfires and did pretty well.

General / Re: owning a rental property and the sh*t that comes with it...
« on: December 04, 2009, 03:44:49 PM »
Amazing! I turned on the 'puter and first thing I read is this blog about rental property! My better half was at ours all this morning getting it sprayed for roaches from our last set of renters. They got us for two months rent before the wheels of justice got to spinnining :roll: Got them evicted and now we got some more. They just moved in and for some reason pulled the refrigerator out and busted the ice maker hose. I'm on my way in a bit to repair that. Thankfully Lowes is about 4 miles from it. Its always something breaking or burning out. I wish sometimes it was the double-wide :twisted:
The strangest call was several years back when I had to go and dispatch an armadillo digging up the back deck foundation. Never had seen one up close and in person. I threw it in the field next door and I don't believe the buzzards ever touched it.

General / Re: Jews and Communism
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:36:34 AM »
Did Jacob Schiff get his money back?

General / Re: Roman Polanski arrested in Zürich
« on: September 27, 2009, 09:23:59 PM »
Its about time!!! We can't fucking find Osama bin Laden, but by God we got Roman Polanski. Chemical castration! No more 13 year old poontang for you big fella!  :shock:

General / Re: FTL Listener Needs a Job
« on: September 09, 2009, 09:37:15 PM »
I like this one - a lot!


General / Re: Hunting questions
« on: September 09, 2009, 06:45:25 PM »
First, what is the animal that you want to harvest (thats kill in PC terms). I guess since being raised around outdoorsmen for 50 years, might I suggest that you might want to look into archery. To me that is real hunting. Compound bows cost less than rifles and arrows are reusable if you don't lose them. My son even fishes with archery tackle. Give it a look-see. If interested, say so and I can post links like this:


General / Re: Best war flick
« on: September 03, 2009, 10:39:10 PM »
Imitation General with Glen Ford and Red Buttons, and Catch 22 - wasn't near as good as the book, though.

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