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  1. Well human nature being what it is has aptly demonstrated that over history people have always preferred tyranny over chaos. Tyranny gives the appearance of safety and security. There is even a mention of this in the Bible where the Jewish people ask God to establish a king for them. The prophet Samuel tells them what a king will do and what it will cost them but they say they don't care they want a king. That is how Saul was selected as king. History also shows that the police will do as ordered. They too have families to worry about. In WWII a large percentage of concentration camp guards were picked form the local police departments and correctional facilities. After the war they went back to their old jobs with no repercussions. Police were needed to keep order in ruined cities and they were needed on their old capacities. I cannot predict what will happen in the US will act if the SHTF, but I can look back at history and see what has happened in the past and make a pretty good guess. To quote Harry Truman: "The only thing new is the history you don't know yet." . Another way to say that history repeats itself.
  2. gaweidert

    $350,000 oopsie

    In the states a lot of insurance companies look at this a driver negligence and do not pay the claim.
  3. gaweidert

    Tonight could be the night.

    Congratulations!!!!!! Good looking guy there. Glad to see everyone doing fine.
  4. Fresno State has announced that there will be no disciplinary action taken. Personally I like her because I am a bit overweight and she makes me look emaciated. Narcissism always ends in bitterness. After her few minutes of fame she will keep trying more and more outrageous stunts and slowly sink into a bitter obscurity. 100 years from now Barbara Bush will still be listed as among our greatest First Ladies while nobody will even remember that the "tenured prof" ever existed.
  5. Whenever good compromises with evil, good never wins.
  6. gaweidert

    Today's My Uncles Funeral

    Sorry for your loss. Funny story about the BAR.
  7. gaweidert

    Thousands of girls joining boys as Cub Scouts

    The biggest problem is what the GSA has become. The GSA has become all about "empowering women" whatever that means. The GSA is really ticked at the BSA for allowing this. It shows how much their program (agenda?) simply does not appeal to young girls. My wife of almost 42 years was a Campfire Girl. They did cool things like go camping etc.
  8. Well in the olden days we had a Jayco 1006 pop-up camper. In 1991 we had an awesome vacation. 4 1/2 weeks on the road. We drove 9,100 miles as we traveled across the northern US and back to western NY. Hit several national parks and monuments. Drove the Oregon coast etc. It was the wife and I and our 4 sons. Towed the camper with an Aerostar minivan. Total cost of the trip was $2,200 or what it would have cost me to take the family to Disney World for 4 days. Did two more trips out west and one through New England. Plus some weekend camping here and there. We had that trailer for 18 years and sold it to a young couple. Hopefully it had many more epic adventures. We kept it up and it was still in very good shape when we sold it.
  9. gaweidert

    I hate Job Applications.....

    You have the skills and it easier than you think. Just hack their system and tell it to hire you. Don't forget to set your new wages at a level that will make you eager to sign on with them.. Give yourself a nice title too.
  10. gaweidert

    Jesus Was Not Born December 25!!

    Not to usurp the pagan of Saturnalia but to use it as a cover for their own celebration. It celebrated the winter solstice and the return of longer days, ie, more light. It fit in well with the concept of Christ as the light of the world. To equate born of a virgin to the astrolgical sign of the virgin is quite a stretch. The constallations do not have the same name or meanings across all cultures.
  11. gaweidert

    Good news, new ultrasound

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! The little critter is spending a lot of energy growing so heartrate that high is pretty normal. At my age just having any heartbeat at all is considered a win.
  12. gaweidert

    Falling Skies

    How did all those people in Massachusettes get all those automatic weapons? Aren't they illegal there? FWIW my show is Vikings.
  13. gaweidert

    VA Man Agrees to Get Vasectomy as Part of Plea Deal

    May it give him the 20 plus years of epididymitis that mine brought to me. nNNoing like learning to walk upright when it feels like someone just kicked uo in the nuts when all you want to do is roll up in a ball. If a woman is to get welfare benefits for her child then she has to name the father, He gets the choice of paying for the child or getting sterilized. If she gets pregnant again and wants more welfarea then she gets setrilized too. I am sick and tired of paying to support other people's children,
  14. gaweidert

    AARP ! Is anyone a member

    Left leaning and pretty much it is just an insurance company.
  15. gaweidert

    Log Homes, Pros and Cons

    A co worker of mine owns one. He loves and hates it at the same time. Each year he takes one side of hte house and works filling all the cracks and splits etc. So every 4 years he complets a lap of the house. If the house is new, logs settle over time. So interior walls need a gap at the top. Hang all cupboards from one log only. AS the cimpress over time they can really damage the millwork. Logs are not great insulators but work on the principle of thermal mass. I did see on log home that had a fire damage one side of the house. Not an easy repair. You cannot easily replace scorched logs. As logs split over time as they dry out, the sound effects can be pretty dramatic. All that being said I would loveto live in one if the location is right for it. It's all about what you are willing to live with. Some people don't likethe idea of well water and leach fields. Others adapt to them with no problems. Same with log homes.