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General Discussion / Re: Old Philosopher
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 04:07:45 PM »
Same here.....I even sent him a note at a shared email address.   No response. :shrug:
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General Discussion / Old Philosopher
« Last post by imnukensc on Today at 09:08:12 AM »
Anyone heard from him?  He hasn't been here in a while.  Sent him a PM a week or so ago, but haven't gotten a reply.
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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Phaedrus on Today at 12:46:36 AM »
Yeah, it's a Brave New World!  I'm not sure about RealID, might be a thing.  I need to get my MT DL this week or next, we'll see if it's a thing here.
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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Pete Bog on Yesterday at 01:01:35 PM »
  Our liberty and safety is under several more urgent and imminent threats and few folks seem to know or care.


Have you got your Kennekarte yet? Also known as Real ID. Did you like the digital facial recognition that was required to go with it?

"Ihre Papiere bitte" German to English translation: "Your papers please"
 Arizona's controversial law SB 1070, requiring people to carry identification was dubbed the "Papers, Please" law. That assessment has been scoffed at, but I don't think it's off the mark.

Video cameras and license plate readers for weather safety and traffic management. Um-hmm.

Little by little our rights are being chipped away at. It's easy to say, "Aw, it's not much, we'll let it slide."
But it's starting to add up to some pretty serious change.


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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Mannlicher on Yesterday at 06:46:39 AM »
Several things are in play these days.  First, and most important in the long run is the continuous migration of the people to cities.  This concentrates political power, and is always liberal.
Second is the very deliberate shift in tactics by the communists, er, the dhimmicrats, to  move the battle for gun control away from the national stage, to the State and local stage.  Huge amounts of money are pouring into the fight, and very professional organization and coordination of effort. 
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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 01:24:00 AM »
if you think taking a neutral position is best, or can't see the distinction between Geo. Soros and Rupert Murdoch, you need to choose a side,  or become better informed.

More accurately you need to decide which rights you want to wipe your butt with.  You really do need to choose a side and not cut off your nose to spit your face.  I urge you to dig deeper into it but I expect you don't care about any of the other amendments outside the 2nd nor the impact on anyone else.  But of course, when they come for the gays, the blacks, the women or the non-Christians you won't care because you're not gay, black, female or non-Christian.  The problem is someday they may come for you and there'll be no one left to stand with you.

I hope the can beat back the tide but I hope the rest of us can, too.  And not just with respect to guns.  Our liberty and safety is under several more urgent and imminent threats and few folks seem to know or care.

Actually,  in my opinion all of the amendments and the Rights that they protect share the same importance, however,  since the Second amendment protects all of the rest it requires a certain priority over the rest,  it's also my opinion that all Americans are equal regardless of their color, ethnicity, gender, choice of bed partners, or religious beliefs,  social bias is a fact of life and is inherent in human nature,  it has always existed and likely always will.
I'm not going to get sucked into a debate about social injustice, it's a topic that has too many facets and too few remedies,  those who usually enter with a particular bias are not open to having their mind changed,  and those on the other side of the debate will usually follow the same course,  and I'm not very good at suffering the whims of ideological fools.     
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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Phaedrus on January 23, 2020, 11:57:30 PM »
if you think taking a neutral position is best, or can't see the distinction between Geo. Soros and Rupert Murdoch, you need to choose a side,  or become better informed.

More accurately you need to decide which rights you want to wipe your butt with.  You really do need to choose a side and not cut off your nose to spit your face.  I urge you to dig deeper into it but I expect you don't care about any of the other amendments outside the 2nd nor the impact on anyone else.  But of course, when they come for the gays, the blacks, the women or the non-Christians you won't care because you're not gay, black, female or non-Christian.  The problem is someday they may come for you and there'll be no one left to stand with you.

I hope the can beat back the tide but I hope the rest of us can, too.  And not just with respect to guns.  Our liberty and safety is under several more urgent and imminent threats and few folks seem to know or care.
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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by wsdstan on January 23, 2020, 05:08:31 PM »
Iguana not eat one.

I draw the line (until I am starving) at snakes, worms, and lizards; even if they do taste like chicken.
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General Discussion / Re: Virginia
« Last post by Pete Bog on January 23, 2020, 04:16:01 PM »
     I think I can see a faint writing on the wall, and what it says is written by a younger, urban generation. The upshot will be rules and regulations effectively removing the 2A. It will fall to the oldest generation to defend it.
     After the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a group of self described over the hill engineers volunteered for radioactive material cleanup duties. Their contention was that by the time cancer caused by the radiation killed them, they would be dead of natural causes anyway. There's a certain logic to that line of thinking.
     If, and it's a big if, it comes to volunteering to relinquish firearms, 90% or more will comply. It's that last small percentage that will be a problem. The geriatric patriot will be their worst nightmare. After all, they're old, cranky, have lived a good life and have little to lose at this stage of the game and still believe in the constitution. 
   Age and treachery will beat youth and exuberance every time. Never mess with an old man, if he doesn't think he can take the beating, he will simply kill you. Cute little sayings suitable for a meme, but in the back of your mind, you know it's a little bit true.
     During the Revolutionary war, a group of old men were told to go home. They were too old to be in the battle they were told. With heads hanging low they started off. But on the way, they ran into an enemy resupply wagon and reinforcements. The old men hid and at the right time they ambushed the lot of them.  Denied food, ammunition and manpower resupply, the British were forced to retreat. I don't recall the particular engagement during which this occurred. Maybe a true history buff could fill that in.
     The state of Massachusetts has a state hero, Samuel Whittmore. His story is worth reading.
     All in all, I do not see a good outcome from this national debate. It could get real ugly with stroke of a pen.
     I have never felt that our upcoming state and national elections were as important as they are now. In the past it seems the issues were monetary or of political rhetoric. It's always been "It's time for a change!", but this time, and for the next few elections, it seems as if our very existence is at stake.
     I can just hear Larry the Cable Guy. "That's some scary stuff right there, I tell you what!"
     
     
 
     
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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by Pete Bog on January 23, 2020, 01:55:42 PM »
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-reg-eating-iguana-south-florida-invasive-20180627-story.html

To paraphrase a line from that '60's song (Love Potion #9) "I held my nose, I closed my eyes, --- I took a bite"

My days of physical adventure are mostly behind me, but I'd be willing to try a little culinary excursion.

What do you think? Possibilities? or not.
 
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