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Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 9:42am (Reply to #23811)
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and NZ is even in there.

Thanks AB! Grateful we were not forgotten.

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 11:18am
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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds open carry

Let's see how this connects to the lunar, solar stellar cycles as the various great houses line up, coupled with the left right agita that's seen daily with mobs attacking people who might be wearing (egads!!!) MAGA hats or a T shirt with a conservative viewpoint, coupled with an actual drop in crime in the US and less gun violence today than the last 20 years. Many cities in the US have virtually no murders as homicides concentrate in certain violence-prone cities and neighborhoods.

This court is pretty darn liberal and yet, in the wisdom of 3 judges, they ruled that in Hawaii a person can open carry. One of the reasons we decided not to move to Hawaii was the ridiculously restrictive guns laws. Hawaii Carry permits were almost impossible to obtain and now the Ninth Circuit says open carry is the law of the land. California and Hawaii are now open carry states. Did these justices get a cold water colonic of Constitutional truthiness or the effects of a total eclipse of the sun

Can I get a whoo hoo on that score?

I also note that around 8000-15,000 people a year are murdered with firearms depending on how one parses the death through the eyes of the police, prosecutors and those who keep the statistics.

Homicide kills 70% less people that auto accidents, gun suicides 50% and opioid deaths 75-85%

It could be said that most murders are done by people to people who are involved in doing what most consider bad things. Like drugs and drug related crimes, assaults, rape and other major violence inflicted on another person. FBI stats also indicate that 2,000,000 crimes against people and property are prevented by people defending same with their guns.

This said, my first thought was what inclined this liberal court to side with the desires of the people, the Second Amendment and decisions like Heller, Young vs Hawaii (the deciding case) or Peruta vs San Diego that guaranty a person's right to bear arms and carry a gun. In a liberal court beset by liberal pressures to take guns from people either by disallowing their right to carry openly, concealed or even carry a firearm, this is extraordinary and from my viewpoint, almost unprecedented.

On a personal note I was leaving Walmart last Monday Ahead of me was a tall thin man, medium length blond hair with the haggard looks of a rock band lead singer who'd seen better times. Normally I'd give him the eyeball because of his looks, which speaks far more to my prejudices than his nature.

What caught my attention and brought a huge smile to my face was the ivory handled 1911 on his right hip, locked and cocked as all 1911's should be carried. I commented to him how pleased I was that he opened carried, and a 1911 no less, in the correct position. He nodded back, quiet in his certainty.

He'd just finished his shopping in Wal Mart Say what you want about Wal Mart but apparently it's not infested with pus gutted lily livered chicken shits like the management of Costco, Whole Foods Target and other merchantilists who afraid of guns.

At lunch yesterday I also finally convinced a good friend who works as a mine security guard that he should carry his 9 mm openly. Nevada is an open carry state, a fact that he did not know. Now I need to convince him to become a subscriber to TFMR.

Shifting back to opioid addiction and consequent accidental deaths and suicide, the ADAAMABIGPHARMAMAFIA is not our friend. They will sell anything from opie dopies to Mersujian Death Sticks (available on Amazon) to anyone who has the dinars. They'd figure out a way to insert a NORCO tablet in a 9mm casing and sell them through Guns R Us as the ideal ammunition for your personal blaster while swearing that these rounds will never harm anyone, they could do it.

Who or what is the bigger threat today?

Smith and Wesson, Ruger and Taurus

Or

Pfizer, Glaxo and Merck

The death toll is easily a good indicator of what is the bigger threat

ABC

ALWAYS BE CARRYING

AGXIIK

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 11:19am
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Location, location, location

LOCATION...LOCATION... LOCATION

You may have heard on the news about a Southern California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home.



The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.


By Southern California standards, someone owning 100,000 rounds is considered "mentally unstable.

BUT

In Michigan, he'd be called "the last white guy still living in Detroit.

In Arizona, he'd be called "an avid gun collector.

In Arkansas, he'd be called "a novice gun collector.

In Utah, he'd be called "moderately well prepared," but they'd probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.

In Kansas, he'd be "A guy down the road you would want to have for a friend.

In Montana, he'd be called "The neighborhood 'Go-To' guy.

In Idaho, he'd be called "a likely gubernatorial candidate.

In Georgia, he'd be called "an eligible bachelor.

In North Carolina, Virginia, WV, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Minnesota he would be called "a deer hunting buddy.

In Hawaii, New York, Illinois, and New Jersey he would be called a terrorist.

AND OF COURSE

In Texas, he'd just be "Bubba; who's a little short on Ammo.”

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 11:21am
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Lexophilia - What?

Gee, I always thought lexophilia was a mental problem associated with the ownership of Lexus automobiles.

� How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.

� Venison for dinner again? Oh deer
� A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
� I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
� Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
� England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
� I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
� They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
� I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
� Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
� I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
� I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
� This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
� When chemists die, they barium.
� I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
� I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
� Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
� I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
� Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?
� When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
� Broken pencils are pointless.
� What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
� I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
� All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.
� I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
� Velcro - what a rip off!
� Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last.

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 11:23am
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Old Adult Truths....

1. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest or Google Maps really need to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection.. again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies .. Quit Laughing! )

It just gets better as you get older, doesn't it?

I was in a Starbucks Coffee recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realized that I desperately needed to fart. The place was packed, but the music was really loud so to get relief and reduce embarrassment I timed my farts to the beat of the music. After a couple of songs I started to feel much better. I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me. I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my Ipod (with ear piece) - and how was your day?

(This is what happens when old people start using technology!)

I Would Like To Add One.

At What Point-In-Life Do We Become "OLD PEOPLE " ??

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 11:42am
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A secret tunnel!?!!??@??---- WTF ABguy4

Now you tell me

You do know I have a monsterous aversion to shovels.

And bedrock starts 5 feet below ground level.

I realized I was old when I developed a severe late stage allergy to anything with a handle connected to a spade. That was around 30.

AGXIIK

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 12:30pm
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not so funny

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 12:50pm
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Thank You AGXKII

For the excellent update regarding the open carry decision form the Ultra Liberal 9th Circuit court.

One of my main reasons for leaving behind California even though I had had a carry permit for a dozen years before moving was because of the state's continued pressure on our rights to purchase, own and carry firearms. Actually my first permit was a non-resident Nevada permit issued in Carson City a neighboring county to my home of Mono county just across the border. The estimated 2,000,000 self defense uses of firearms annually is likely well understated.

Yes the medical/pharmaceutical industry are to be feared more than one could imagine.

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 1:05pm
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Sierra Skier 10-4 on your notes re big pharma dopies

My brush with two RX pain meds was enough to put the fear of God into me regarding these extremely powerful pain meds. It's taken me a month to clear my head of the effects.

Aside from the fact that nothing in the Big Pharma formulary does diddly for my pain, I was able to see the effects on a personal basis over a span of 3-4 months pre knee repl and 2 weeks post surgery. These meds are as malicious in their effects as a bad relationship mixed with a bad job and someone punching you in the stomach just to see the reaction it produced.

I say this in the sense that life in general is made discombobulated right from the jump. I could describe in detail the effects but that's superfluous. The addictive draw is substantial even though I never felt addicted or needed to make more RX. Quite the opposite. It was like taking something that makes a person sick in soul and spirit when that thing taken does nothing but making a person sicker. Those who are addicted to these meds have my sympathy because they are toxic at every level.

BTW My knee is pretty happy

AGXIIK

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 - 2:12pm (Reply to #23852)
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Agree on the opies ...

A bit over 2 years ago, I had a very complicated gall bladder removal. The whole process ran 10 days from discovery to solution. Most of that time on heavy duty opies. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Then, not long after, hit with shingles in a broad stripe across half my back. Back on a lesser dose of the crap. What the hell did I know? Never been exposed to that shit before. Not a big fan of non-stop pain. Once I recovered and threw the leftover poison away, I was completely baffled why anyone would seek it out if otherwise healthy. There wasn't the remotest possibility of getting hooked. Nasty shit!

Wax off
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How pleasant to hear your

How pleasant to hear your knee is happy. My wife's experience exactly. 90% of the prescription pain meds we have been prescribed since about 2005 are in the refigerator 'just in case' and we have a good mix that some junkie would just love to abuse i'm sure. We rarely use more than a couple of days worth to help with the surgical aspects of the discomforts. The side effects alone of these products are enough to cause one to be wary.

My largest useage was in 2012 when I flew off my road bicycle at about 40 mph and cracked my acetabulum and shattered my clavicle which I had surgically repaired along with about ten points of road rash, down to the bone in places.

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Ruffian I hear you about the pain mitigation

these meds have almost no effect on me so taking them has no benefit overall except to make me feel crappy I did not know about the fillers either It makes sense that if the Big Pharma ghouls want to get rid of millions of useless eaters, the pain med carriers would be a pretty effect mechanism. Just like a vaccine is loaded with mercury and viruses

AGXIIK

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Donald's trade war is

Donald's trade war is beginning to pay off big. His star is shining brightly.

Just out on FOX Business. EU to begin buying LNG from us and more soy beans, and much more,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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