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  1. Over the years, I've seen a few peope that have let the aging process really wear them down. Recognizing that you're getting old is a grim reality no one really enjoys, because of the side effects. But ya know what? A true warrior doesn't lay down and give up. He or she fights until the bitter end, and we usually remember and honor them when that occurs. I'm not talking about going out in a gunfight, or combat with whoever. I'm talking about losing it to things like the big C, kidney failure, heart disease, car accidents, and the list goes on. Things that can't be fixed, really are hard to combat in many instances, and which tell you unquestionably when its time to get off the train. In other words, me less than two years ago. I am terminal. Hell, who isn't? I'll be eighty years old this fall, maybe, and I've been spending a lot of time doing things that I am still capable of before I can't do anything again. I fish. I eat whatever good food I can handle, and although I've graduated from cane to walker in the past year or so, I still go to the range and out shoot a lot of loud mouth bubble gummers. I've found comfort in knowing that my time may be very limited, becausee I tend to look at death as a step to what comes next. Do I fear death? Oh hell yes! I don't want to fall from a height, get tossed into a wood chipper, or get run over by Indiana Jones' rolling boulder. I seriously doubt I'll get to go like the Sarge on Hill Street Blues did (Dang), but I guess I treat it the same way I had to handle some other things in my life. When running and hiding wasn't an option. So who the hell am I to be posting something like this? I'm a guy who has watched a lot of you go through some tough times over my years in here, and I want you to know that you are appreciated, and I truly hope that we will all get to share whatever comes next, together. Between us, there is nothing we haven't seen, done, or experienced first hand, and we never thought we'd get to be this age. Join me and wonder where we'll all be......, when we move on. It'll be an adventure like none before. Okay. I'll shut up now. J.
    11 points
  2. As mentioned above, the head of this terrifying new body is a lady named Nina Jankowicz. She is a Democratic party operative. She has spent her time since 2016 pushing the obscene Trump-Russia collusion narrative and assuring you Hunter Biden’s laptop is not real. She was quoted recently as saying that the prospect of more free speech on Twitter made her shudder. The name "Homeland Security", taken directly from the Third Reich literature of Hitlers National Socialist Party should have been the red flag of danger to everyone shortly after passage of the post 911 “Patriot Act”. Unelected bureaucrats at DHS creating a “Disinformation Board”… They know they are losing the narranarrative. In other words, the ones who have lied every step of the way about Epstein island, the fake dossier, the “Russian collusion” hoax, the jab, the spying on trumps campaign and White House, and Hunter bidens laptop are now trying to unconstitutionally censor the American people for “misinformation”. Think about that long and hard folks…
    7 points
  3. It's getting to the point where we're losing as many or more to dementia as to heart attacks and cancer. I believe one way to prevent that is to never stop learning. Take on new projects, do things you never thought about doing before, whatever it takes to keep your mind active and growing. I've never been into electronics, but I just bought and built an Arduino kit. Now all I need to do is figure out what to use it for. Too many older folks just sit in their recliner in front of the TV and vegetate. I plan to be as active as my health will let me. I still have firewood to cut and split (when I finish fixing my tractor hydraulic pump), and I'm still raising goats and chickens. If death wants me, it''ll have to catch me.
    6 points
  4. Once I was born again I stopped fearing death. I do, however, fear the manner of my death. I only pray that it won't be a useless one. I hope we all get to meet up on Heaven's range! Terry
    6 points
  5. First grandchild. A healthy 7 lb baby girl! If you’re asking yourself, “Wait… didn’t his daughter-in-law…?” Yes, friends. My daughter-in-law shot her first two deer 5 1/2 months pregnant.
    6 points
  6. Happy resurrection day! May the Lord thy GOD bless you and yours! Terry
    6 points
  7. They always have ties to liberals. Wouldn't surprise me that the FBI "was aware" if him before he graduated from being a leftist to being a murdering leftist. White supremacists= leftist neonazi= leftist antisemite= leftist He hit the trifecta of leftism.
    5 points
  8. I have found that you must keep on pushing ahead, there is no place to stop, until they shovel dirt in your face. Yesterday I cut up three 140ft tall trees, piled them up to burn. Got a bit of chain saw and tractor time. Made a deal with a timber company to thin cut some of our standing timber, repaired a quarter mile of fence…..then went down to the Mexican Restaurant to observe Cinco De Mayo with the owners. In 10 more days I will be 76, still recovering from the OH surgery, a little longer process than I thought it would be. Maybe 3 weeks of the “flu” in the middle, slowed the recovery process a bit.
    5 points
  9. New Palimino 1251, AC, 110 watt solar panel and controller, full queen size bed, dinette, galley, heater, power jacks, power lift, two deep cycle batteries, instant hot water heater, three way fridge with freezer, outside shower, and full wet bath. When I get depressed, I do crazy crap. Actually this is a solution to a problem. When you have three little dogs, you just as well live on a farm. You can't go anywhere. A lifetime of outdoor activity, I'm getting too damn old to backpack or set up a tent camp and the last 20 years of boat camping has spoiled me. I totally don't get this camp in a trailer park side by side thing and my truck is a Ram 6.7 diesel 4x4 offroad TRX (basically the diesel version of the Power Wagon). We're setting this up for boondocking (dry camping no hook ups). Plan is when need to tow a trailer with motorcycle and other camping gear when needed. I wanted OffRoad for boondocking and the wife wanted an onboard toilet, no more portapotti in a shower tent, which was good with me because of over nighting in places like a road side rest or Walmert. Neither of us wanted a tall profile that may or may not fit under a bridge a big deal east of the Mississippi and/or get pushed even that much more by the wind. Due to the dogs, AC was a must. After months of scratching my head research, I ran into this a compromise of both full hook up capable and offroad boonedocking capable. We couldn't resist. After the truck gets it's mods, Torklift top of the line tire down system, we should pick it up Thursday. Tj
    5 points
  10. Going nowhere..My house is my Alamo..and no doubt will end the same way..
    5 points
  11. He has Risen! Good morning, Happy Easter !
    5 points
  12. What I've read so far, three guns, semiauto rifle, handgun, and shotgun, no specifics on what types. He apparently published a manifesto with his clear intent on the net along with rantings about white genocide and immigration displacement as a government policy. Me? I think its it wanted to be net famous. A nut case for sure.
    4 points
  13. 4 points
  14. After watching 2000 Mules and reading The Real Anthony Fauci, my brain is full. May I be excused to do some patriot stuff….
    4 points
  15. I'm shocked..... shocked to my core I tell you. Terry
    4 points
  16. Leave it to the Biden Administration to put a mentally ill physician who believes in child abuse in charge of health and welfare of children.
    4 points
  17. Yesterday was quite the ordeal. Told us to be there by 9AM and we didn't leave till 3:30. What I can tell you all is if you buy a new RV of any type, you better check everything and insure everything is there. If we would haven't asked, we would of left with an awning we couldn't open. Anyway I have a top of the line attachment system. My worries about the camper wouldn't lift enough for my higher than normal bed were ill founded. Extra battery instead of outside the camper cab, the dealer modified to be inside the cab so I have too 1,000 cranking amp Interstate deep cycles. The Girard instant hot water heater is pretty darn cool. Only need a match thing is the stove burners. Hot water and 3 way fridge/freezer are both instant on. Camper features a full standard queen size bed with better yet Serta mattress instead of cheap foam and a full inside wet bat with toilet. It came with a five step removable scissor steps. My 2008 6.7L Cummins Dodge Ram 2500 didn't lower as much as I feared. Air bags are now in the maybe I will maybe I won't category. Truck tooled up the interstate 70-75 mph same as usual 2,000 rpms but could feel it was using more fuel going up hills. Wind and turn sway is noticeable but manageable. Pleasant surprise, the ride is much smoother. My truck has a God awful stiff suspension due to the Offroad TRX package basically the Powerwagon suspension on a diesel. Camper comes straight out at tailgate level so towing my two little trailers will be same as usual but my much bigger boat trailer, I can't unless I make major changes, 24" extension, which is very expensive. Don't know if I want to. 1800# camper 7000# boat may be a tad too much anyway. Bad news, it blocks my sat antenna for Sirrus so I'll have to figure out something. In all, I'm pleased how it loads, unloads, and hauls. Camp reviews to follow. Absolute best, I can pass under 11'6" over passes so about the same as a box truck.
    4 points
  18. My plan is to be all used up with nothing left. I decided a while ago that regret is the worst thing to have in your life, so I've been working on dying with as few regrets as possible. The hitch is that there are two types of regret, there is one type for things you haven't done, and another for things that you did do. Some of the things that you didn't do, you still might be able to. The things that you did are the tough ones to reconcile, mostly because you can't undo the bulk of them. The last few years I've been working on scratching things off my bucket list. I've even been talking to my old work partner, getting him to think about how we're running out of time, so if there are things he and his wife want to do, they should get at it. Getting old doesn't suck. Hell, I wish that I'd gotten old decades ago. What sucks is parts not working like they used to.
    4 points
  19. I would LOVE to see an end to the federal dept of education. Education should be a state issue.
    4 points
  20. Copied from another forum. A cold seat in a public restroom is unpleasant. A warm seat in a public restroom is worse. Apparently, an RSVP to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time,” isn’t the correct response. Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in prison” is a deterrent. “You will hit every cone on the highway before I let you merge in front of me because you saw that sign 2 miles ago just like I did. I asked my wife if I was the only one she had ever been with. She said yes, all the others were nines and tens. (Give it a minute..) I really don’t mind getting older, but my body is taking it badly. It turns out that being an adult now is mostly just googling how to do stuff. I miss the 90’s when bread was still good for you and no one knew what kale was. Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror and think “That can’t be accurate.” I want to be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have lots of new ideas. As I watch this new generation try to rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of....it will be misspelled and have no punctuation. I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She made me an appointment for Tuesday. Confuse your doctor by putting on rubber gloves at the same time he does. My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make food right in front of you. I took her to Subway. I picked up a hitchhiker. He asked if I wasn’t afraid, he might be a serial killer? I told him the odds of two serial killers being in the same car were extremely unlikely. I went line dancing last night. OK, it was a roadside sobriety test... same thing.
    4 points
  21. cnn+ wanted people to pay for, what no one even wanted for free.
    4 points
  22. I will tell you our major problem is the EPA. Keystone is great for Canadian oil producers, and it's good for Americans. But our big problem is Biden's EPA is making it expensive and in some cases impossible to exploit U.S. oil resources. In a lot of ways it's like Biden's ATF, it's government that has become so big, complex, and powerful that it's impossible to put Americans first. It's like asking why companies moved manufacturing out of America. It's mostly regulatory, and mostly federal regulation that makes foreign manufacturing attractive. Most of the problems we have in the United States are our great big giant government. We have to ask ourselves do we really want this much security and safety? Is our feminine "safety first" and "no harm" at all cost worth it? Should we have so many loopholes to jump through? Is it good for Americans or is good for bureaucrats and politicians? The only thing I want from Government is less. I want less government, fewer departments and agencies, fewer government employees, and fewer government regulations. Yes, we need to do the Keystone Pipeline, but what's more important is that reduce the regulatory stranglehold of government.
    4 points
  23. putin would gladly nuke his own troops at this point because they have failed him in his mind. The simple truth is military decisions were made by a politician and that never ends well. He wanted to take Kiev in a few days and that was entirely possible but he split his forces into at least 4 axis of advance and gave away the numerical advantage needed to effectively press the attack. You can bet your ass a general worth a shat drew up a plan of attack that had as the single 3 day goal of capturing Kiev and then mopping up the rest of the country over the coming months. But putin wanted to crush all of the military at once on 4 different fronts and they ran into a hornet's nest of MANPADS which denied them use of the airspace they should have had superiority over. That left the armor open to attacks by small units using ATGM's who would hit and fall back and that funneled the armor into routes that were laden with IED's. Now his defense minister is threatening Poland as "next up for denazification". From the way it is going for russia in Ukraine, the Poles, who will fight even harder against the russians than Ukrainians will likely end up "desovieting" russia even before NATO can mobilize.
    3 points
  24. Inflation only materialized a year ago when bidet took over and his BS policies started taking effect.
    3 points
  25. Mind you I think Trump hands down was the best president of my lifetime, however the entire Covid 19 shutdown was an overreach of government power and a clusterfug of the highest order. Tj
    3 points
  26. I'd go to the one where the staff is made up of off-roaders who work in a shop because they love doing the work as it is as close as you can get to doing what you love and never working another day as most people will ever get. One of the guys that used to work for me when he was in high school is an off-road lunatic. Worked as a general mechanic at a dealer and changed jobs making less money doing off-road type work. He went from a job where he was changing fuses that ran the electric doors in soccer mom's minivan to installing lift kits, suspensions, light bars and all the other stuff he has done to his own trucks for years. He is happier and takes serious pride in his work and doing it right. It has been good for him and good for the customers. If I was having any sort of work done, that is what I would look for in the shop. And charging more than list price with them being a stocking dealer says they are likely the only show in town and they will treat you like you have no other options, because in their eyes you have no other options. That is a crappy way to do business but they are not likely to be able to understand that and will just plow forward with it and never hit the top of the game.
    3 points
  27. I work for single digit SD, and ES numbers of 15 or less, but often, powder temperature stability is a significant factor in testing from one day to the next. Bottom line: You can only split a hair just so fine, and then you have to be happy with the best you can get.
    3 points
  28. The only way we have a second civil war is if states secede. There will not be a civil war without a political structure already in place. We already have sectarian violence, but it's coming from the left and black power movement. This is obvious to everyone. Which is why those in power and the media are trying to sell the inversion of that truth, that right-wing violence, and white supremacy is more prevalent. But we all know it's not. When was the last time a pro-white or conservative group burned down a building, set off a bomb, or looted businesses? When was the last time a right-wing group captured part of a city and forced the police to stand down? The left-wing and black power groups have been doing this since the 1960s. The weather underground, May 16 coalition, BLM, ANTIFA are some of the most notable. But there have been many examples of organized and unorganized left-wing violence carried out in this country.
    3 points
  29. If western governments weren't so corrupt and incompetent, they'd figure out a way for Russia to step down and save face. Instead, they're posing an existential threat to Russia. The neocons, RINOs, and Democrats hate Russia for various reasons. The neocons long for the days of the Cold War and a steady flow of money into the military-industrial complex. They really love their foreign military adventures and proxy wars. The Rinos are in it purely for the money. If they can pass some money off to their 'friends' and then great. But even if they can't, maybe they pass on some to the wealthy donor class in exchange for campaign funds and paid for by ads. Anything is better than begging for money and dialing for dollars to get reelected. The Democrats are a mixed bag, the older Dems just want to transfer some wealth to their families and friends, or as close to their pocket as possible. Nice juicy government contracts guarantee a bribe or two back, perhaps they get a multi-million dollar 'book deal' that ends up in the bargain bin at Walmart 6 weeks after the "best seller" hits the shelves, or they land some sweet six-figure speaking gigs, because they are so brilliant and inspirational. Others are in it purely for power as they march towards making 1984 real. Some are still pissed off at Russia for helping Trump beat Hillary Clinton and making them have to cram what they thought would be 8 years of a leftward march into Demented Joe's 4 years. They also don't like that Russia isn't part of the fabulous and vibrant WOKE world. Russia is a mostly white, Christian nation that values masculinity and doesn't celebrate LGBTQIA++. These Democrats hate Russia for the same reason they stay up at night wondering if someone in Texas doesn't agree with their new woke values. The White House wants the distraction from their clown-car retardation. If they can figure out a way to escalate the conflict without someone hitting the button, they're all for it. But secretly thinking a limited nuclear exchange might be good for the administration and climate change.
    3 points
  30. Been a while fellows, ran about two k 9mm between 147 and 124gr HP that my brother picked up from American Reloading, Ran another 1500 115gr for my G34 out. Now I'm leaning heavily into research on the 458 Win Mag. I do not know why I want one but its on my short list, just to find either a Savage or Remington Left handed 300 Win to make the conversion. Probably go the Savage route. Be the only honest left handed rifle I have. But that will wait as tomorrow I go pick up a 8n ford I have been pestering a guy about for the last three years since he bought it. Steering is locked up and has not ran in a while so I have a bit of work ahead of me. The stars just aligned, I figured mama bear would be pissed as we have been saving for our wedding this year. Yet she actually pushed me into it lol.
    3 points
  31. I honestly do not know, it is never really brought up at all openly. But, I will let you know tomorrow to see what the baby killers think. I am not hoping they show up but if they do it will not play out how they think.
    3 points
  32. Mine, too. That's why I decided to build the kit and learn how it works. Stretching the brain is a good way to keep it working.
    3 points
  33. All one needs to do is compare Biden’s Swamp lizards to the MAGA folks.
    3 points
  34. WHY? I have a few regrets for things I did. And a few for things I didn't do (wish I did them). I am still very healthy at 67, no major issues. I am trying to catch up on the things that I can.
    3 points
  35. Shadow106, that was very well said.
    3 points
  36. We seize enough fentanyl on the southern border to kill millions on a weekly basis and somehow have trouble supplying drugs which are "safe" and effective at killing criminals. Something wrong with this situation. And it should be really telling that the same lawyers filing lawsuits which say "lethal injection drugs are not humane and shouldn't be used for executions" are the same lawyers filing lawsuits saying those same exact drug are "Safe and humane for assisted suicide for those who are terminally ill and want to "die with dignity"." Any lawyer, firm or organization which signs onto one or the other of these cases should automatically be excluded from arguing in the other cases. I've seen lots of people dead from overdoses on heroin, fentanyl and other opiates. I've seen them with a needle still stuck in their arm, still holding their game controller or TV remote, sitting upright at the dinner table with a plate in front of them. That seems pretty humane to me. Let's just grind up enough fentanyl to kill 10 grizzly bears and bring it to them mixed in with their meal and save a few million dollars and no end to the legal challenges and stonewalling of pharmacies and medical doctors and get some death row inmates dead already.
    3 points
  37. Let me know when they cancel the $100 million obama love fest no one wants to watch. Then we will know the chinese money is being withdrawn at record rates.
    3 points
  38. Agreed! But even the ones that are useful need to have their "regulatory" authority eliminated. Their job is to act as consultants to congress, and nothing more.
    3 points
  39. Getting rid of The Department of Education is as good a place to start as any. But there are a lot of Federal Departments and Agencies that should be shut down.
    3 points
  40. That sounds strangely like blackmail to me and I am a strong adherent to Col. Jeff Cooper's thoughts on reacting to blackmail. I can't quote it exactly but something like "blackmail is best responded to with immediate and overwhelming violence". I read that as "shoot them in the face".
    3 points
  41. The biggest political party in Washington D.C. is the Uniparty. It's made up of people who call themselves Republicans and Democrats and legions of political appointees and career bureaucrats. The politicians who are members of the Uniparty will say anything to those they represent to stay in power. However, they socialize and attend parties with those they publicly pretend to oppose. Legions of government bureaucrats who stay in power regardless of which party pretends to hold power influence our lives more than those who we elect. They write the legislation and regulation that most affects our lives; the uniparty signs off on it or ignores it. The ATF is a perfect example, but every alphabet agency does it. I'm sure many people have gone to Washington with good intentions. But the power, social status, and money corrupt them. No one who can resist this corruption remains in Washington D.C. for long. They typically won't be reelected if they don't bring money back to their home districts or states. To get money to their home districts and states they have to wheel and deal with other politicians. If they don't do these things, they won't raise enough money to be reelected by a largely ignorant voter class. PACs and Corporate lobbyists won't spend the big chunks of money that do all the "Paid for by <blank>" ads. Only a hard reboot can put the Republic back in place as envisioned in our founding documents. Welcome to a late stage corrupt post-rule of law Republic. Corruption is the norm, and rules for thee and not for me apply.
    3 points
  42. No. Too old and fat to run away. If I can’t defend and survive in my home (I have more food and ammo socked away than I can carry anyway) If I can’t defend myself and survive here, then I guess I’ll pull up tent stakes here and head on off to my real home…
    3 points
  43. MY Drilling as ultimate survival gun ,regardless Big Bad critter or Food on the spit ,it does it all in one package
    3 points
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