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  1. MnP4me

    A Little Warm?

    In Colorado recently they were freaking out at 80+ degrees in Estes Park. We had lunch at a Rocky Mountain National Park Restaurant on the tundra, in the snow at 11,000ft. I was in jeans and a t-shirt ... until the rain hit and required a hoodie. It's 101 in Arizona now, but it's dry. I took a ride on my HD yesterday riding up to the pines. It was great. Monsoons may move in tomorrow dropping the temps = more riding weather. This years heat wave has been drier.
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    Swore I Would Never Have Another

    Who could resist that face? Yup, I'm a dog lover too. we went years after we lost our first dog ( a German shepherd/chow mix). Even after my kids were grown and out of the house they wanted my wife and I to get another one, but losing them IS losing a family member. Then we got 2 Boston terriers. One has passed, so #2 is getting double spoiled. Enjoy your new buddy.
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    Hey MnP4me

    My profuse apologies for missing this thread. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. My wife retired on May 30 requiring my full attention getting all ducks in a row for her checks to roll in properly. Then we had to exercise her new retirement SUV I bought her(2019 Rav4 AWD). We were in Colorado through my birthday visiting her brothers and touring Rocky Mountain National Park. It was our first time there = beautiful! I just barely made email contact to get myself reinstated with our gun club cause my membership lapsed while I was gone. I prefer to take a check directly to their office rather than mail it in + I'll swap old for new key while there. Getting back to Arizona at full summer heat I've been neglecting my motorcycle too. My wife's new car gets 3mpg less than my HD and it's cool inside. One of these evenings though I gotta fire it up.
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    Global Warming My Azz !!!

    I'm an Arizona lifer here to tell you, be careful what you wish for. Summer heat waves are becoming the new normal. Other seasons we're getting so much rain and snow the former deserts are lush and green, and my yard stays mud under the top couple of dry inches. My wife and I took a drive yesterday into our nearby forest and tree limbs were littering the road from the last snow.
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    I've been banned! UPDATED!!

    So that was your comment!!! I read it. Good on ya!
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    California cancels "Bullet Train" project

    My wife and I and a group of friends from Arizona visited China in 2017. We toured via their "Bullet Train". The fasted was a non-stop from Beijing to Shanghai, 800 miles in 4 hours. It was utterly amazing, but clearly could not work here. The cost would be astronomical. The Commiefornia project was doomed to failure before it started. No one in their right mind, after visiting China and traveling that system would even consider it for the USA. Our nation is locked into it's highway system. It has developed and evolved into the network we know and take for granted.
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    Hey TomJefferson

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    This sounds an awful lot like Red Flag laws!

    I watched video of the predawn raid of Roger S tone's home. Watch it and tell me it doesn't give you chills. Floodlights, bullet proof vests, assault rifles, in the dead of night ... all for a senior citizen with no history of violence. That's our partisan FBI and DOJ today. And let's not forget: A woman is to be believed before a man, and he's guilty until proven innocent White men are all evil unless proven gay Whites are all racist, minorities cannot be racist unless hyphenated with the word "white" Christianity and Judaism are evil repressive religions Islam is the religion of peace Liberal "tolerance"=intolerance of anyone you disagree with Conservatives must be prosecuted to the fullest extent Liberals can make the "what difference does it make now?" defense and it's over Need I go on?
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    Southwestern art. Help needed

    What comes to mind looking at your picture is a place my wife and I like to stay near Payson, Az., Kohl's Ranch Lodge. Check out the pictures of it online. Their decorator might have some ideas for you.
  10. I'm looking for the best bang for the buck without monthly fees and cloud storage. A hard drive or SD card storage would be perfect. I'd want all the usual sensors, camera, and an alarm. I'd also want it WiFi attached with messages / video sent to my cell phone. My first stop online was to look at Simply Safe, then browsed Costco and Walmart.com options. Anybody got any recommendations? Thanks.
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    One eyed Jack.

    He looks like a happy inside cat to me. We had cats before switching to dogs. 3 on the foot of our bed before we had real kids.
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    Good Morning! It's Winter

    Good afternoon ... winter I got my flu shot, same as usual. No flu (hooray), but I'm waiting for me second cold to go away. I hate winter. Wake me when it's over.
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    Looking For Home Security Systen Advice?

    I'm checking the glass break sensor off my list now. Losing our old larger "barking" dog this year left us with a smaller run and hide dog. While neighbor dogs barking can be annoying, there's nothing quite like having your own indoors that woofs at appropriate times.
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    Looking For Home Security Systen Advice?

    Simply Safe Users: Do you use the Simply Safe glass break sensors or stick with entry sensors for both doors and windows? Their website says one glass break sensor will cover an entire room, We've got a lot of glass. But first and foremost I want what works best. Thanks
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    I will not have health insurance in Jan

    Now I get it. I reread your original post. I wasn't aware you weren't going SS and Medicare together @ 65. My simplistic response was based on that assumption. Sorry. I'm at a loss to help now.
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    Looking For Home Security Systen Advice?

    Wow, you guys are the best. You hit both the companies I bookmarked on my PC, Simply Safe and Ring. I'm trying not to add another monthly bill to my list. And I figure since I almost always have cell signal wherever I go, a phone alert should do the job. I already have local PD on my contacts list. At home, a siren inside and outside is what I'm thinking of doing. With all doors monitored, a few windows, motion sensors in a couple of places, video doorbell, and I'm thinking a camera in a common area we should be good to go. I like what TJ mentioned Simply Safe could do with different programing for home and away, to drop the motion sensing since both my wife and I get up during the night. The backstory here is that while I've been considering getting a system, and talked to my wife about it once in a while before, yesterday she told me to get one. This was after one of her felonious lunatic druggy nephews rang our doorbell at lunch, and without looking outside I opened the door. She has seemingly endless compassion for them, and I have a gun in my pocket. He rambled to her at the kitchen table while I stood behind him. First he said he had a court appointment in a couple of hours and would like to wait there. During his verbal hallucinations his story morphed into he was going to the courthouse to register to vote. Then he got up, turned to me and asked if I thought he could get his rights back so he could buy a gun. I told him I certainly hope not. (I don't do crazy. I have zero tolerance for it. Never show fear. I have that same gun in my pocket.) He lights up with he's a good guy. I told him I don't think criminals should be allowed guns. I then walked to the front door, opened it and told him his visit was over. Showing a bit of common sense, he left. Replaying the previous half hour, his ramblings followed a path, he had been thrown out again from his mom's house (he's in his 30s). He was going to try to get his rights back. And he wants a gun. I'm thinking he might want a bit of revenge on his family that enables him but should fear him. Only I am armed and he generally stays away from me. He's never come to my home by himself before, only with other family members. He's never mentioned wanting a gun before so this is new. So now it's home security system shopping time.
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    I will not have health insurance in Jan

    Sounds like you timed it a little too close. I researched all my options and signed up earlier. As others have said once you're on Social Security(65+) Medicare kicks in automatically by default.
  18. I've ridden motorcycles for most of 53 years so far. My wife complains at my driving more and more as I age. I asked her the other day "don't you think I ride a bike better than I drive?" The answer was yes. I weave less and I'm more focused. And I love it. My Sportster tracks like it's on rails compared to either our car or truck. Of course that also means I ride it faster too. Of course I'm the old one compared to my bike, it's only 10 years old.
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning all I'm still finishing off Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with my coffee here.
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    Tomorrow is the day!

    That us exactly correct! That's the same thing I did. I worked 1 month past 62. You've won! Whether it's a month, a decade, or 2 or 3. You made it! Congratulations!
  21. If I was ridiculously rich I'd rather have that plane than a Ferrari, Lambo, Etc. No Speed Limits ............................................
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    Today's Pigeon Shoot (seriously pic heavy)

    Very cool photos. This reminds me of one of my favorite places to spend a day every once in a while, the Pima Air Museum in Tucson. I love wandering through that place. It is HUGE, several miles of walking, indoors and out to see it all. They even have a Piper Cub like my dad owned, hanging from the ceiling in one hanger. Lots of war birds of all vintages, and one of my favorites, the SR71. There's even an entire hanger dedicated to the B17 and the crews that flew them.
  23. It's a lot closer to gun metal color as it should be for a gun forum.
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    Am I out of Line ?

    That's a good list. I'm still lacking a "precision rifle" and I just never ended up with a high capacity handgun. It could still happen. Does having multiples of some other categories make up for that ? I assume most other members do as I do and have multiple loadings for each caliber. Like FMJ and hollow points for handguns. For my AR I've got FMJ, SP and steel cores. Like standard and metric sockets, I try to have the right tool for whatever need might arise.
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    Am I out of Line ?

    John, I think you're head and heart are in the right place. Some people are irrationally afraid of guns. Others like a friend or mine who'd never owned a gun, just bought a handgun for home defense at close to 70 years old. He caught the bug from me. He knows I'm always armed and look at it as a common sense tool of preparedness, the same as a spare tire or cell phone. It's another step altogether to own a defensive rifle or shotgun. You have to consider the possibility of needing more firepower than a handgun can provide. Then you move on to what constitutes your own appropriate level of preparedness, and of course what you can afford.