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Welfare and other social programs of the same sort, are nothing more than a form of slavery. They are also mismanaged, corrupt and benefiting those who have no legitimate need of those services.

Those programs need to be either eliminated, or overhauled and ran efficiently, and in a responsible manner that only those truly needing assistance are the one receiving it. Too many lazy deadbeats are sucking off the government, who could be working to support themselves instead of the taxpayers.

I can remember a time many years ago, that a person or family on welfare was mark of shame, and embarrassment. That isn't the case anymore. There are too many that avail themselves of the free services, and are proud of it, and many are showing their children and grandchildren the ways to avail themselves of those free services, rather than getting a job and supporting themselves. This is travesty, and what many don't, or are too ignorant to realize, is that it's nothing more than a form of slavery sponsored and advocated by our own government. The liberal politicians that support these programs do so with the high hopes of gaining more voters, who want their free cheese, and Obama phone!

This is blight and curse upon our country and needs to be repaired, or abolished. Like the Bible proverb, "feed a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for his lifetime." Personally, I think all the money spent on welfare and other means of social programs that hand out assistance, could be better spent on our military veterans, and programs that would teach people job skills, that they could use to support themselves. Programs that taught self-reliance and self-esteem, and responsibility and accountability for one's actions and behaviors in life. And IMO, way too much money is spent on lazy shiftless deadbeats that have contributed nothing of any importance or benefit to this country, while our military veterans are not supported for their sacrifice and service for our country. That is shameful, embarrassing, and a travesty that should never be happening.

Rant off for the day!  :wave1:

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I read this in my news feed a little while ago, and just about fell out of my chair from laughing so hard.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mma/justin-bieber-wants-to-fight-tom-cruise-in-the-ufc/ar-AACD4Y8?ocid=spartandhp

Bieber is an idiot along with being a wuss!  :th_thicon_lol:

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Mower Ideas..........
« on: June 05, 2019, 02:46:50 PM »
I have been doing some thinking and looking around, and my thoughts are, of maybe doing away with my riding mower, and going with a two behind mower like those that you use behind a lawn tractor or ATV. Something like this.

https://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/field-brush-mowers/tow-behind/tb2-16-5hp-b-s-es-pro-44in-new-50st.axd

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&catalogId=11652&langId=-1&pageSize=12&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&N=0&ipp=48&Ntt=tow%20behind%20mowers&searchTerm=tow%20behind%20mowers&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ns=P-Price||P-SalesRank|1

https://www.mowersdirect.com/lawn/finish-cut-tow-behind-mowers.html?sort_value=2&displaynum=0

Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.


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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Florida Deputy Charged!
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:32:07 PM »
Scot Peterson, the deputy assigned to the school in Florida, where in February 2018, 17 schoolchildren and staff were killed, and 17 others injured by Nicholas Cruz.

He faces 11 charges, ranging from child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury. Wow.

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-06-04/florida-deputy-charged-after-staying-outside-school-shooting

In a way, I'm a bit surprised at them charging him. But, glad they are. Could he have made a difference in the number of those that died or were injured? Who knows for sure, but, we do know what his inaction led to for a fact.

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General Gun Discussion / Gun Gripes!
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:30:34 PM »
Gripes about guns, gun stores, gun owners, or anything about guns that just chap's your hide in some way!

A few of mine.

Taking your wife or SO to the gun store and she wants to look at a new pistol for herself. Salesman automatically because she's of the "fairer sex" assumes she needs some small caliber pistol dressed up in pink. Yeah, try giving that sales pitch to my wife! I'll be standing over here. Way over here!  :th_thicon_lol:

Some years ago, on another forum, long forgotten which one, another member made the remark to me that only "real" men shot center-fire guns and only wimps, shot rim-fires! LOL!  :th_thicon_lol:

I dislike gun owners that intentionally mistreat guns, or that don't take care of them properly. Now, I don't baby my guns in any way, and use them as they were designed and meant to be used, but I also try to take care of them as I see them as an investment. Just the way I was taught to do.

Idiots, that try to see just how far they can push the envelope on hot ammo in gun. Then wonder why the gun fails, and then tries to blame the gun because it failed. Idiots.

Gun dealers, or salesman, that try and push a certain gun on you when you're shopping, or that push their "choices" at you as being better than what you have in mind. Factoid: When I go into a store to buy, 99% of the time, I have already did my homework and research, and KNOW what I want to buy. If a salesman keeps pushing, then I'll walk out and go somewhere else to buy what I want. Not the choices the salesman thought would be better for me.

Caliber debates, or the 1911 vs. Glock, or the Mossberg 500 vs. the Remington 870, or any other of the silly debates that some people have about guns or ammo, or calibers. Many of those subjects have been just really beat to death by now. Most of the "arguments" put forth, most of the time they are emotionally driven, and many times have no factual proof that supports their stance on the subject.


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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Another Democratic Hopeful!
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:47:29 PM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gillibrand-lights-into-nra-as-worst-organization-in-this-country-at-fox-news-town-hall/ar-AAChZs6?ocid=spartandhp

She's a Democratic hopeful?  :th_thicon_lol:

If this is the best the Democratic party has to throw in the ring to run against Trump, he ain't got nothing to worry about!

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / C6 Corvette Retro Custom!
« on: May 31, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
I'm not a huge fan of the newer Corvettes, but I always really liked the 1963 to 1967 models, because they had such graceful body lines.

This Corvette, is really cool and I'm liking it a lot!  :rocknroll2:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/classic-cars/c6-corvette-transformed-with-c2-silhouette/ar-AACcNQt?ocid=spartanntp#image=AACcNQe|30

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Snack Time!
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:10:47 PM »
Just about everyone enjoys a snack, or snack foods while watching TV or reading a book, or just 'cause you got the munchies!

So what are your go to snack foods?

Some of my favorites, popcorn! I love popcorn of just about any type and flavor. Huge dill pickles, salted and roasted peanuts in the shell, nachos, chips and salsa, beef jerky, pork rinds, and some more that are probably slipping my mind at the moment.

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Blessed Memorial Day
« on: May 27, 2019, 11:47:55 AM »
Today is a day of reflection, and a day to honor all those that never made it home, sacrificing their lives so that we all may live the lives, that many times we take for granted. Not fully remembering that many gave their own lives for this thing called freedom, and out rights to live as free Americans, to pursue the American dream.

We need tp not only honor them, but remember and understand, that they too had thoughts of the American dream, and they had lives that they wanted to live in pursuit of the things that were important to them, but never made it back home to pursue them, because on some battlefield, they gave their lives for a greater good, for something the believed in enough, to die for.

I heard a veteran once remark, when someone called him a hero. He replied that the real hero's were the ones that didn't make it out alive. The gave all in service of this country.

God bless America, and may God watch over all those men who never made it back alive.  :salute:

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Tactical Shooting / Calibers: How Big, Is Big Enough?
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:38:16 PM »
Many of us have seen the typical caliber debates, along with caliber vs. capacity over the years.

IMO, I can bring it down to one factor I consider that makes all the difference in the sake of a life or death situation of self-defense type shooting. Accurate shot placement!

You will typically hear the noobs asking such questions as, "What caliber should I carry?", or "How many extra magazines should I carry on me?", along with other questions of the same type.

Without knowing the person asking those questions personally, and their specific needs, and environment they would carrying in, there is no way that those questions can be answered IMO accurately.

My typical fall back answer is, carry the largest caliber you can shoot accurately, and afford to practice with on regular basis to stay proficient in it's use. Carry the number of extra rounds that makes you feel comfortable carrying. IMO, there are no hard set of standards to such questions and they are going to be purely subjective at best.

Personally, I don't feel any less confident in carrying one of my 380 Auto pistols, in comparison to when I carry a revolver in 44 Magnum. I practice with both on regular basis to stay proficient with both, to maintain that confidence of accurate shot placement.

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Rifles & Shotguns / Any 17 Rim-Fire Fans Out There?
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:06:44 PM »
My love for the 17 Rim-fire started in about 2003 when I bought my Savage Model 93R17 in 17HMR. I bought it not long after they were introduced to the market after doing a few months research into them.

Bought mine at Gander Mountain over in Corsicana for about $280, with a 3-9 scope included. At the time, I had already pretty much gotten away from hunting, just not having the time to devote to hunting anymore, so I was transitioning more to rifles suited for target shooting. Part of that was the reason for choosing the heavy target barrel version of the Savage 93. At the time, I also was debating on whether to go with the 17HMR or replacing the 22WMR I had sold a couple of years prior. After doing my research, and deciding that I was leaning towards target shooting than hunting, I really like the promising ballistics of the 17HMR over the 22WMR. It was faster and flatter.

At the time I bought mine, the only version available with the heavier target type barrel was synthetic stocked version. Didn't really want the synthetic stock, but that's what I got anyways. I decided at some point in the future I would correct that. LOP was horribly short for me, and it felt like I was shouldering a gun for child. Now I did fall in love with the cartridge. Recoil was almost non-existent. Just a little louder than a 22WMR, but not too terribly bad.

First order of business was seeing about correcting the LOP, so I made a spacer for the stock using a 1"x4" piece of board. Not perfect, but way better. I used it like that for a couple of years, before a member on another gun forum suggested I check out Boyds Gunstocks, which I did. I found a nice laminated nutmeg in style that was appealing to me, and ordered it. a few days later when it arrived, it took me about 20 minutes to change it out. A whole world of difference! It now felt more like a rifle suited for a grown man! It shouldered so much better.

Next was replacing the scope. I ended up going with the BSA Sweet 17 scope in 6-18x40 for it. Much better scope. Now I was really able to reach out beyond a 100 yards!

Next step later on a couple of years later was bedding the rifle stock, and doing some minor trigger work. (mine was the pre-Accu-Trigger version.) Accuracy was increased a bit from these mods as well.

All in all, several times I have thought about selling the Savage, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I love that little rifle!






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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Chuck Norris Sayings!
« on: May 19, 2019, 02:08:14 PM »
I love the Chuck Norris sayings!

The boogey-man looks under his bed for Chuck Norris!

Chuck Norris's tears could cure cancer, if Chuck Norris cried!

It's not true that Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite. It's Chuck Norris!




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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Trump's Tax Records?
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:19:15 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lawsuits-contempt-fines-how-democrats-could-get-trumps-taxes/ar-AABuKwB?ocid=spartandhp

And Trump's tax records will prove exactly what? That we already know he's rich? Or that the liberal Democrats think the tax records would prove Russian collusion?

On personal note, I'd fight anyone every step of the way if they wanted to see MY tax records!

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I was wondering if it was just me, or does anyone else see a decline in participation on forums?

I don't deny, nor make apologies for the fact that I'm a post whore, and have been for over twenty something years since I first discovered forums. I think the first forum I ever joined was a MOPAR enthusiasts forum, and couple of now defunct gun forums, and even a boating forum as well. Some years ago, I even belonged to a few forums that I used to gain technical knowledge of various types of equipment that I had to work on and maintained, that were staffed by people that were factory trained technicians.

But over the last year, maybe more, it seems like various forums I belong to are declining in participation. I wonder if people are gravitating to a different medium instead of forums or something?

Just wondering........

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