Overnight Open Thread (28 May 2016)

Hurricane season is getting started a tad early this year as tropical storm Bonnie threatens the east coast. Funny I actually forgot that we already had our first hurricane this year with Alex back in January.

Improvised Weapons

Makeshift weapons are becoming more dangerous with highly sophisticated, commercially available kit.

Bathrooms

I guess this is one way to deal with the problem of which bathroom to use. Public urination no longer a criminal offense in NYC.

In Russia or someplace near...

Map Stuff

Map of each state's favorite Google question.

Google knows which words you have trouble spelling.

Dumbassery

Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate.

Star Wars Ginormous Infographic

The whole Star Wars Episode IV in one picture. It is 403.5 feet long.

Airplane Myths

These airplane myths are total BS.

Mongolian Horde

Does tree ring data help explain what finally stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe?

Cooks

Lawsuit

I hope this works out for Kate Steinle's family. Family files wrongful death suit against feds, San Francisco.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by all the combat vehicles of the U.S. military:

Top cat pic via.

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1 Foist?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 28, 2016 09:57 PM (guKsg)

2 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 28, 2016 09:58 PM (KCxzN)

3 Good evening, all.
Waiting on a Bianca Pizza with tomatoes & banana peppers. Side of jalapeno poppers.
Who's hungry?

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 10:00 PM (dPSy3)

4 I'm always hungry but I've had enough of the spicy stuff today!

Posted by: CDR M at May 28, 2016 10:01 PM (McoS+)

5 Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate.

That stupid bitch sounds like she has an IQ of 75.

As do the people who voted for her, undoubtedly.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2016 10:02 PM (sdi6R)

6 Misery Loves Company
A million Lies
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hkzl3c8

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:04 PM (hVdx9)

7 I was waiting for the drunk russian to start fighting himself...

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (dPSy3)

8 Waiting on a Bianca Pizza with tomatoes banana peppers. Side of jalapeno poppers.

Posted by: Chi


Bianca Pizza? Is she related to Bianca Jagger?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (+1T7c)

9 Wow. Top 10.
We need a gun thread this weekend, just because.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (hVdx9)

10 11th?

Posted by: PaleRider at May 28, 2016 10:07 PM (wYRTH)

11 Howdy, y'all!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 10:07 PM (EzgxV)

12 Cee-tee-zen-sheet? We don' need no Cee-tee-zen-sheet to vote for a Democrat....

Posted by: Pablo the Recently Released Mexican Murderer at May 28, 2016 10:08 PM (wedPR)

13 Hola all.

Sitting outside at work on a beautiful night. And now the coyotes are howling.

Posted by: Blano at May 28, 2016 10:08 PM (heN73)

14 Those ships can't be to scale. The hospital ship USNS Mercy T-AH-19 is built in an oil supertanker hull and is definitely bigger than an amphibious assault ship.

IIRC the USNS Mercy is second only to a Nimitz class carrier in length (and might beat it in volume).

Posted by: HuuskerDu at May 28, 2016 10:09 PM (gYAkw)

15 Improvised weapons? Don't get me started...

Posted by: Gorn at May 28, 2016 10:10 PM (6B4qt)

16 So how many beers *are* there in a keg?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:10 PM (bbYSk)

17 I've been reading a blog where I used to be a regular commenter for years, but bailed a few months ago.

That place is a hot mess. They're still arguing whether or not Hillary or Trump is worse.

I can't even.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2016 10:11 PM (sdi6R)

18 Bet money the google search list is entirely made-up bullshit.

Generally they are.

This literally reads like some urbanite blogger's uninformed biases about states. And the source is some random come-look-at-our-ads blog.

Unfortunately, one bias that keeps being confirmed is that people will believe *anything* that confirms their biases.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 10:11 PM (wB8Tg)

19 " Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate.

We should listen to them. Because as hurricane Katrina showed, certain people there literally cannot put survival above ideology.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:11 PM (hVdx9)

20 9 Wow. Top 10.
We need a gun thread 21 gun salute thread this weekend, just because.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (hVdx9)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2016 10:12 PM (v5iqM)

21 Good evening from work.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 28, 2016 10:12 PM (XAbde)

22 Watching Marseille on Netflix.
Gerard Depardieu is YUGE but still a pretty good actor.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:12 PM (t9WXv)

23 >>>> So how many beers *are* there in a keg?
Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:10 PM
-----
I knew the answer to this using red solo cups as one cup. I can't remember anymore.

HR, how is the cat and Deutchland?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2016 10:14 PM (6IPEM)

24 So that guy is so fucked up he's trying to walk through a mirror but thinks his reflection is someone blocking him from doing so?

I bow to his greatness. He's probably dead of alcohol poisoning though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2016 10:14 PM (4ErVI)

25 Wow. Top 10.
We need a gun thread 21 gun salute thread this weekend, just because.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (hVdx9)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX





Posted by: Jim
****

Thank you for the excellent correction Jim.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:14 PM (hVdx9)

26 He's probably dead of alcohol poisoning though.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2016 10:14 PM (4ErVI)

Actually I think he is alive and well and running Russia's Nuclear Missile Program

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 10:15 PM (Ozsfq)

27 17 I've been reading a blog where I used to be a regular commenter for years, but bailed a few months ago.

That place is a hot mess. They're still arguing whether or not Hillary or Trump is worse.

I can't even.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2016 10:11 PM (sdi6R)


Which one is it? Can't be Breitbart. I'd say Hot Gas but almost no one comments there anymore.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2016 10:15 PM (4ErVI)

28 Another victory for feminism?

http://tinyurl.com/hq8zzko

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 10:15 PM (wQWv4)

29 I'm thinking of entering a medically-induced coma until after the election. Maybe 4 years. Maybe 8.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 10:16 PM (wB8Tg)

30 >>> That place is a hot mess. They're still arguing whether or not Hillary or Trump is worse.
------
Wait. Aren't we still doing that here? Or has Ace settled the question for us finally?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2016 10:17 PM (6IPEM)

31 7 I was waiting for the drunk russian to start fighting himself...

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 10:05 PM (dPSy3)




I figured since the previous topic was public urination in NYC, he was going to get so angry at the asshole blocking the door that he would whip it out and piss on him.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 10:18 PM (EzgxV)

32 Thrawn!

How are you? I have deTwittered myself.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:19 PM (t9WXv)

33 Or has Ace settled the question for us finally?
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2016 10:17 PM (6IPEM)

Actually I think, hope, The FAB did that for us and everyone with any sense

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 10:19 PM (Ozsfq)

34 HR, how is the cat and Deutchland?

Cats are obnoxious as always. They like to sit on the balcony. Deutschland has a serious lack of tacos.

It's starting to get light out here. Huh.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:20 PM (bbYSk)

35 So. No F-117 Nighthawk anymore? Or is it in there and I missed it?

Posted by: Mobile FRPH at May 28, 2016 10:20 PM (uBIfu)

36 So. No F-117 Nighthawk anymore? Or is it in there and I missed it?

Posted by: Mobile FRPH
****

It's dead Jim.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:21 PM (hVdx9)

37 Just watched Pineapple Express and now I want to chillax in a hot tub with some cheap red wine, some fine Peruvian Weasel, and a willing pool boy.

But alas, I have none of these ingredients.

*le sadz*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 28, 2016 10:22 PM (jR7Wy)

38 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736621459083284484

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736621591665246208

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736621767041650688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736621913573851136

Posted by: kbdabear at May 28, 2016 10:22 PM (Wr+L6)

39 Hey everybody.

OMG!!1!, I went to McDonalds with a special order... and they got everything right ***on the FIRST try!!!!!!1!!***

((tears of joy streaming down qdpsteve's cheeks))

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:22 PM (ntObR)

40 So. No F-117 Nighthawk anymore? Or is it in there and I missed it?

Posted by: Mobile FRPH at May 28, 2016 10:20 PM (uBIfu) fnord (uBIfu)


Retired. There were only ever 59 produced (for service, a few demonstrators).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 10:22 PM (wB8Tg)

41 I'd prefer not to say. I was a regular there for 10 years, but the TDS is completely over the top.

It's like Ace said yesterday. Rubio is the preferred candidate of upper middle class college educated whites. They are horrified by Trump.

I'm a middle middle class white guy without a college degree, and I don't see what the fuss is about. Sure, Trump could turn out to be a terrible president, but how is that any worse than what we have now?

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2016 10:22 PM (sdi6R)

42 All the F-117s are in hibernation back at Tonapah.

At least, that's what they tell us. Right? *shifty eyes*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2016 10:23 PM (v5iqM)

43 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736622039172288512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736622188879581188

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736622322057129984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/736622449840820224

Posted by: kbdabear at May 28, 2016 10:23 PM (Wr+L6)

44 Nah L'elle everyone here thinks Hillary is turrible. Any debate is about going 3rd party as a protest vote. (disclosure I had that position for about 3 days after Cruz dropped out before coming around to teh Donald)

Posted by: PaleRider at May 28, 2016 10:24 PM (wYRTH)

45 So, today rapidly went awry. The dishwasher seemed to be leaking a bit -- I thought it might be the main door gasket. It was.



While I was initially thinking it might be the main door gasket, I also considered that it might be the dishwasher's internal air gap. It was.



Once I had it all disconnected and pulled out, I propped it up on a pair of milk crates in front of the sink and ran it to see if there was another leak. There was.



So, three leaks (and counting), the lower rack had suffered a coating failure and had rusting-out spots. The vinyl interior was seriously discolored.....and, tonight, I have a different dishwasher than I had this morning.



I am seriously beat.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 10:27 PM (EzgxV)

46 32 Thrawn!

How are you? I have deTwittered myself.
Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:19 PM (t9WXv)

Hey, mpfs!

I'm doing good, still getting a bit settled into my new position here in GA.

I don't blame you for deTwittering yourself. If it wasn't for a maybe a dozen or so ppl on there I really like seeing post, I would have left awhile ago.

How's everything on your end?

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 10:27 PM (wQWv4)

47 Hurricane season is getting started a tad early this year as tropical storm Bonnie threatens the east coast. Funny I actually forgot that we already had our first hurricane this year with Alex back in January.
-the Commander
-----------------------
Really?
We've had a hurricane already? I missed that - did hit hit our backyard?

I swear, all the rain we've had the last few weeks could float Noah's Ark.
And the heat the last two days has practically incapacitated me - seemed to come out of nowhere...

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 10:27 PM (dPSy3)

48 All the F-117s are in hibernation back at Tonapah.

At least, that's what they tell us. Right? *shifty eyes*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2016 10:23 PM (v5iqM)

makes me want to cry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 10:27 PM (Ozsfq)

49 The Mongol article was interesting but tacked an admonishment on at the end about a few degrees of temperature change can effect history. Feh.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 28, 2016 10:28 PM (FQKBL)

50 Still scrolling through Tatooine...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 28, 2016 10:29 PM (jR7Wy)

51 Voting for the Donster is probably about as palatable as undergoing chemotherapy.

It's gonna suck, but the disease is far worse.

Leftism, socialism, communism, Obamaism and Hillaryism are symptoms of the cancers in the body politic, but the cancer itself is the Free Shit Army, ever one them an infected cell in the system.

So, we'll get a dose of Trump, and hope for the best. Gonna be painful, nauseating and traumatic, but we're about out of options at this point.

Jab the needle, doc. Let's get it over with.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2016 10:29 PM (v5iqM)

52 Mad Max on HBO. Didn't realize just how much a girlz power movie it was.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 28, 2016 10:31 PM (MNgU2)

53 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:31 PM (pcyHg)

54 I just ordered the all-new Donald Trump McVictory meal at McDonalds. Every Donald Trump McVictory meal includes:

- One Big Mac
- One large fries
- One bottle of Diet Coke
- One dead rat to wear on your head

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:31 PM (ntObR)

55 So cats are right handed, I always wondered about that.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (YUgLc)

56 Sure, Trump could turn out to be a terrible president, but how is that any worse than what we have now?

I have been wondering where the hell all these people aghast about "populist demogogues!" and "the onset of fascism!" have been the past eight years.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (bbYSk)

57 Hey mpfs. I quit using Twitter as well. Nice to some of you from there, back here.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (FQKBL)

58 54
I just ordered the all-new Donald Trump McVictory meal at McDonalds. Every Donald Trump McVictory meal includes:



- One Big Mac

- One large fries

- One bottle of Diet Coke

- One dead rat to wear on your head



:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:31 PM (ntObR)

Low carb, right?

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (pcyHg)

59 Sixkiller, you know it!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:34 PM (ntObR)

60 So cats are right handed, I always wondered about that.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (YUgLc) fnord (YUgLc)


Varies. Don't know the percentages.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 10:34 PM (wB8Tg)

61 What you can't learn on here. I see Sd has trouble spelling the word gray. I will admit I have googled it. New Mexicos Google word is one after 20 plus yrs of being a nurse I still mess up

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:35 PM (YUgLc)

62 Good God. I'm participating in a staff meeting right now for a video game war clan. How did I rope myself into this? We're trying to design a campaign for the squads to participate in over the next few months.

Posted by: CDR M at May 28, 2016 10:35 PM (McoS+)

63 I have been wondering where the hell all these people aghast about "populist demogogues!" and "the onset of fascism!" have been the past eight years.
Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (bbYSk)

It's not fascism when we do it, bigot.

btw, aren't you glad that Mutti Merkel is doing her best to keep those evil "right wingers" off of FB and other parts of the Internet? Only a closet Nazi would disapprove of massive immigration from N. Africa and the ME to tolerant, progressive Deutschland?

Posted by: "Progressives" at May 28, 2016 10:35 PM (wQWv4)

64 qdpsteve, I've been meaning to tell you this for a while now...you were talking about going low carb back in February...you and several others...I read about it for a couple of days...decided what the hell, doesn't sound too hard. So I did it. That was 21 lbs ago. Thank you very much!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:36 PM (pcyHg)

65 @ 60.... I just saw it on the Internet. It's a fact

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:36 PM (YUgLc)

66 Remember The Little Sisters of the Poor? The ones who went up against the Obamacare birth control mandate?

They were at my parish asking for monetary support.

I gave willingly.

You go Sisters!

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 28, 2016 10:37 PM (AHDxb)

67 60 So cats are right handed, I always wondered about that.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:32 PM (YUgLc) fnord (YUgLc)

Varies. Don't know the percentages.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 10:34 PM (wB8Tg)



Some particularly dextrous cats are right-pawed. The others are sinister.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 10:37 PM (EzgxV)

68 Sixkiller, you are welcome.

I admit I've actually been off the low-carb, and *just* been trying to cut down what I eat across the board. I've also been getting back into the habit of walking.

Long story short, as of right now I've lost about 12 pounds from my shameful peak of 325. Not a ton, but then I'm in it for the entire lifestyle change, not just a crash diet. So if it takes me a couple years to get down to my goal weight, I'm okay with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:38 PM (ntObR)

69 molly k - my cats are exclusively left-handed. When they box each other - which is daily - it's jab, jab, jab, always with the left paw.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:38 PM (pcyHg)

70 At one point in the 1980s, the U.S. Navy flew F-4s, F-14s, F-18s, A-4s, A-6s, A-7s, and S-3s. Now they just fly F-18s.

But the Marines still fly the EA-6B Prowler, which is not on the chart.

Posted by: Donald Trump at May 28, 2016 10:38 PM (7qAYi)

71 Off, orange-hued GOP candidate sock

Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:39 PM (7qAYi)

72 Barb
Have you been? Big hugs.

Thrawn,
When did you move to GA. Where? What kind of research?
My niece us off to Temple for her sophomore year . Majoring in biology. Wants to be a genetic counselor.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:39 PM (t9WXv)

73 Molly, I thought gray could also be spelled grey. At least, I remember finding both in a dictionary.

I had an aide once, while putting my info into the computer, ask me how to spell narcotics.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 28, 2016 10:39 PM (FQKBL)

74 Mad Max on HBO. Didn't realize just how much a girlz power movie it was.

You could have deleted Max from that film and it turns out no differently. He was there for the title, but otherwise was just irrelevant.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 10:40 PM (39g3+)

75 @64. Good for you! It's so easy.. I'm smaller than when I graduated and now have it down to a science. Low carb mon thru Thursday and then the next 3 days is anything I want. No limits. Always gain 3 to 4 over the weekend but by Tuesday morning back to original weight. It's a lifestyle now and will never backslide

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2016 10:41 PM (YUgLc)

76 Clarify CDR M. Is this work or play?

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:41 PM (t9WXv)

77 Re: tree ring data. Did anyone else catch that the study described is using tree ring thickness as a proxy for rainfall, and not temperature? Which is probably a lot closer to the truth.


But they still give the obligatory global warming scare line, even when the guts of their story cast doubt on the whole theory of Mann-made global warming.


Heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2016 10:41 PM (2w1g0)

78 It's like Ace said yesterday. Rubio is the preferred candidate of upper middle class college educated whites. They are horrified by Trump.

Middle middle class, college educated, wants to watch the world burn some days. So I can live with Trump.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 28, 2016 10:41 PM (D0J8L)

79 74 Mad Max on HBO. Didn't realize just how much a girlz power movie it was.

You could have deleted Max from that film and it turns out no differently. He was there for the title, but otherwise was just irrelevant.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 10:40 PM (39g3+)

Mad Minch?

Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:41 PM (7qAYi)

80
Some particularly dextrous cats are right-pawed. The others are sinister.


Who you trying to fool? They're all sinister.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (39g3+)

81 Long story short, as of right now I've lost about 12
pounds from my shameful peak of 325. Not a ton, but then I'm in it for
the entire lifestyle change, not just a crash diet. So if it takes me a
couple years to get down to my goal weight, I'm okay with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:38 PM (ntObR)

I gave up the following: rice, potatoes, bread, pasta and desserts. That's it. And honestly, I don't miss them a bit. I would've been happy with losing 10-12 lbs, but I've dropped more. I'm never hungry, I'm just eating healthy.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (pcyHg)

82
The announcer on TCM had to whine about the "black list" at the end of Bridge on the River Kwai.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (k4M/B)

83 Read the post, but didn't (yet) follow all the links or watch all the vids. So, full appreciation is pending, but, temporary review: nice post, CDR M.

So do we get Maet back tomorrow? Will he have the top tens lists for the past two weeks? Wouldn't want him to be slacking off just because he's been vacationing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - here, but not all there at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (5a8XA)

84 "upper middle class college educated whites."

You know, p*ssies and f*cktards.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (hVdx9)

85 Things are pretty crazy here right now, mpfs. Eldest daughter has moved back in until August. She also brought another cat, and a boyfriend who hangs out here a lot. Hope things are going well for you. (Hugs back)

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 28, 2016 10:43 PM (FQKBL)

86 84
"upper middle class college educated whites."



You know, p*ssies and f*cktards.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (hVdx9)

What's the income level to be considered 'upper middle class?'

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (pcyHg)

87 Gray or grey?

Grau ja?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (iqX2J)

88 8 oz. cups, = 16 cups/gallon * 15 gallons, =240 cups of beer?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (w/iDp)

89 Just finished Mad Max Furry Road.
What a stupid movie.

Posted by: Yusef Tayeb at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (dSPrb)

90 Molly K., cool!

Sixkiller, I am still trying to cut back more on the carbs than other things. But I know me, I just can't give up pizza, ramen or a few other things. I can force myself to not eat them *as often* however, and I think I can continue to keep the frequency heading downward.

I did have a backslide recently as I've rediscovered Popeye's. But I'm getting used to the idea that there are some thing I'm only meant to have 2-3 times a year, including that.

I've also finally cut back my soft drinks intake by, I'd say, about 80%. That by itself seems to have made a significant difference.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (ntObR)

91 That's a fat kitty! Needs squeezing!

Posted by: goon at May 28, 2016 10:45 PM (WCaSy)

92 Bummer the 117 was badass. Mostly because it looked like it should never have left the ground in the first place.

We will defeat you with our orgami shark Kleenex box aircraft with laser guided missiles on their heads!

Great looking planes.

Posted by: Mobile FRPH at May 28, 2016 10:45 PM (uBIfu)

93 "upper middle class college educated whites."


You know, p*ssies and f*cktards.


Where does college-educated white trash fit into this?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:46 PM (bbYSk)

94 I've been keeping a low profile because of all the poo slinging this political season. I've made my peace about Trump.
The Clinton machine must be stopped no matter what it takes.

I'm willing to take one for the team. It also pisses off the McConnell's of the party. That's just a bonus.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:46 PM (t9WXv)

95 I've also finally cut back my soft drinks intake by,
I'd say, about 80%. That by itself seems to have made a significant
difference.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:44 PM (ntObR)

I'm guessing you don't drink diet soda. 'Real coke' is a killer, calorie-wise. Pure sugar.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:46 PM (pcyHg)

96 Where does college-educated white trash fit into this?

/passes HR the kerosene and some matches

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 28, 2016 10:46 PM (D0J8L)

97 82
The announcer on TCM had to whine about the "black list" at the end of Bridge on the River Kwai.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 10:42 PM (k4M/B)

Don't have it on, but let me guess - it was Ben Mankowitz, right?

Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:47 PM (7qAYi)

98 I've also finally cut back my soft drinks intake by,
I'd say, about 80%. That by itself seems to have made a significant difference.


best way to lose weight: cut out the obvious villains one at a time and get used to them being gone. Then move on to the next. Slow, steady.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 10:47 PM (39g3+)

99 Christopher, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:48 PM (ntObR)

100 best way to lose weight: cut out the obvious
villains one at a time and get used to them being gone. Then move on to
the next. Slow, steady.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 10:47 PM (39g3+)

Excellent advice.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:48 PM (pcyHg)

101 I only drink soda on weekends now. A rather hot woman has told me she already sees a difference. Talk about motivation.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

102 /passes HR the kerosene and some matches

WOO-HOO!

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:49 PM (bbYSk)

103 Also, I was introduced by a friend to the My Fitness Pal app, which shows you how much calories/fat/etc you're eating each day.

Not in the habit of using it yet, but already it's been educational, to say the least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:49 PM (ntObR)

104 Urgh...well, I get to get up at church tomorrow and explain "emergency response procedures" once again knowing that TS Bonnie is on the loose. Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort will probably wind up on the case eventually. This has been a wild and crazy year. If any of the horde want to donate to charities that help with things like TS Bonnie, go to the National Voluntary Organizations Aiding in Disaster home page and pick a group that seems interesting to you.

Posted by: Smelly Kat at May 28, 2016 10:49 PM (uz/Pv)

105 Tilikum, that's the right kind of motivation to have, wish I had some like that... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 10:50 PM (ntObR)

106 101
I only drink soda on weekends now. A rather hot woman has told me she already sees a difference. Talk about motivation.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

Just the phrase 'rather hot woman' is enough to spike the metabolism! Good for you!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:50 PM (pcyHg)

107
Don't have it on, but let me guess - it was Ben Mankowitz, right?
Posted by: Joseph Huenke


He's usually the blacklist whiner du jour but tonight it was a woman standing in for Osborne.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (k4M/B)

108 Where does college-educated white trash fit into this?
Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose
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The comment section of a Smart Military Blog?

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (dPSy3)

109 Barb,
Sounds like you have a full house!

I only work as a pharmacy's tech 3 days a week but I never seem to have any time to get things done. I stay at my mom's house when I'm working. I keep an eye on her and my uncle. They are like bad children.

Then home for 4 days and try to catch up on things, which I never do!

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (t9WXv)

110 Tilikum, that's the right kind of motivation to have, wish I had some like that... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Stunned the heck out of me, and considering I have had a crush on her from the second I saw her, it was quite the jolt.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (hVdx9)

111 Nice ONT CDR M....

hope you're well....

Toupee Weasel 16 b/c cancer beats aids.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (g8Hfr)

112 Stunned the heck out of me, and considering I have had a crush on her from the second I saw her, it was quite the jolt.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (hVdx9)

Is the woman from work you asked to lunch?

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 28, 2016 10:52 PM (pcyHg)

113 Grey was the spelling for my horses name Grey Moun. Apparently a common enough name that even with the english grey and the breeding farms initials they had to mis-spell moon for the registry.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 28, 2016 10:52 PM (wYRTH)

114 Toupee Weasel 16 b/c cancer beats aids.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (g8Hfr)

Dam right. John Wayne had cancer, not that emo AIDS shit.

Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:53 PM (7qAYi)

115 Scientists finally know what stopped Mongo!

Mongo cold.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 10:54 PM (CBqsF)

116 I only work as a pharmacy's tech 3 days a week but I never seem to have any time to get things done. I stay at my mom's house when I'm working. I keep an eye on her and my uncle. They are like bad children.

Then home for 4 days and try to catch up on things, which I never do!

Posted by: mpfs
****

Retail pharm tech? Tough job. I was a mail order pharm tech and heard all the horror stories from the RPh's and former retail techs.
BTW, retail tech means I was on the phones all day.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:54 PM (hVdx9)

117 ...and if you keep clicking, you get kbdbear's sideboob collection.

I was looking at one of the pics and chose "Show Page Source". 3000 lines of html to display a picture?! Glad I'm using the Epic browser.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 10:56 PM (mxCgt)

118 New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday.

http://tinyurl.com/zudypnl

The whole story is a bingo card of the dysfunctions of a certain segment of American society and cliches thereof.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 28, 2016 10:56 PM (D0J8L)

119 Thrawn,
When did you move to GA. Where? What kind of research?
My niece us off to Temple for her sophomore year . Majoring in biology. Wants to be a genetic counselor.
Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 10:39 PM (t9WXv)

I moved here about a month ago, near Atlanta. I'll still be studying virology, but I'll be studying filoviruses now, a bit more dangerous than my last lab, .

Good on your niece - best of luck to her.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 10:57 PM (wQWv4)

120 Is the woman from work you asked to lunch?


Posted by: Sixkiller
****

I have to keep it platonic because I am engaged, but she is a rare woman. Intelligent, funny, strong, sweet, and realllllly hot. She used to be a lingerie model. We do hang in out in public after work sometimes tho. I have been her Dr. Phil for a while and she just split with a guy who will forever kick himself (IMHO) for letting her go.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 10:59 PM (hVdx9)

121 Usually here at the ONT, I whine about all the women I've turned off and how I and/or they did so much wrong... so tonight, I'll share one of my very few "I dun good" stories.

Around 2007, I had the *one* temp job that I wish I had never left; I was working in the Cypress office of California's Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, or DOGGR.

Anyway. It turns out one of their petro engineers was a fresh-off-campus beauty named Vanessa. She had a bit of a Mila vibe but just a bit more nerdy. But that's okay, I'm a nerd too and like that vibe.

Well, I don't know why I was so clear-headed, but something in me at the time told me: if you try to pick her up, ask for a date, come on too strong, etc etc... you're going to lose this job. And I did not want to lose the job. One of the first things they teach you when you're a temp is, you're not just easily disposable... you're pretty much a 53rd wheel and entirely optional for everyone on staff. But thankfully I had heard about all that *before* I even knew she existed, not during.

On top of this... I had overheard two senior execs in the office actually mentioning, this Vanessa had actually filed a sex harassment complaint in the office before. It was against a guy who was openly obnoxious, but still, it was a wake-up call for me.

Anyway. I decided since she was already an engineer and I was just the typing temp, I better stay away from her cube for awhile. And I did; thankfully they did a good job keeping me preoccupied with easy, but prolific, busywork.

Then I found out she was transferring to another state department, and would only be there another two weeks.

So, for once in my life, I played it cool. Finally, ONE day before she was set to leave (a Thursday), I bumped into her at the copy center cube.

I played it cool, introduced myself, and congratulated her on her move. THANK GOD she wasn't a bitch, said thank you, and we actually got to chat a bit. She wished me well as well and I believe even said words to the effect of, hope you're not a temp here forever, which was nice of her.

So I let her go, and she left. And it worked out well. The fact I didn't completely turn her off helped, and I learned it was also in my best interest not to fall for her too hard. When she left I missed her a bit but nothing like I've missed other crushes who left my life, and I don't think I ever obsessed on her.

I just wish I could have kept that same cool the next time I was dealing with an attractive co-worker. Oh well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:00 PM (ntObR)

122 Retail pharm tech? Tough job. I was a mail order pharm tech and heard all the horror stories from the RPh's and former retail techs.
BTW, retail tech means I was on the phones all day.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale
****
That should read mail order pharm techs are on the phone all day.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

123 And, sorry for the wall of text.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:00 PM (ntObR)

124 Just saw the movie "Catfish" (or is it a documentary?). A nice Jewish boy from New York gets involved with someone from Michigan who, it turns out, could teach Stephen Glass a thing or two.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:01 PM (6FqZa)

125 Thrawn,

Do you like your new job?

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:03 PM (t9WXv)

126 That Google word map is as bogus as sitting around smoking shit making up stuff.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:03 PM (CBqsF)

127 And, sorry for the wall of text.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:00 PM (ntObR)

I thought that was a nice story.

Posted by: Blano at May 28, 2016 11:03 PM (heN73)

128
My butt is beat. We did the1st parade today hot as hell walking in Class A's. Sweating pretty good at the finish,it was slightly less than a mile, I think.

Brought back many memories.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 28, 2016 11:04 PM (X35Yt)

129 bth, did you like the movie/documentary? That's one that looks interesting.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2016 11:05 PM (6IPEM)

130 Blano, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:05 PM (ntObR)

131 Does tree ring data help explain what finally stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe?

Trees aren't thermometers and never will be.

From the article: "It also hints at a lesson for our climate future: a few degrees is all it takes to change the course of human history. "

Gee, what point could the writer possibly be aiming for??? I am stumped.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2016 11:06 PM (p2X2f)

132 And, sorry for the wall of text.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

No prob. It's understood.
I had met only one woman like this one before and thought I never would again.
I was in my early 20's and in great shape etc. An incredible woman in her late 20's who was (almost) everything I'd ever wanted in woman was hot for me. I say almost because she was married.
She was built a lot like Katarina Witt, but Katarina had better legs which was saying something. I always considered her the one that got away.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:06 PM (hVdx9)

133 Ray Stevens show was a dedication to our armed forces. Good show.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:06 PM (CBqsF)

134 All I'm going to say, based on that map of spelling searches, is that Ohioans are fucking retards. "Banana"? Really?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

135 Elle: it's worth watching, but I don't know I'd want to see it again.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:08 PM (6FqZa)

136 Tilikum,
I am retail pharmacy tech. We are busy as hell. Fill anywhere from 500 to over a 1000 Rx's a day. Crazy busy. I'm on my feet 7 hours straight and am beat at the end if the day. I do like my job, interesting stuff. We also have compounding pharmacy and iv infusion. Always something to do.

I'm shocked at the amount of heroin addicts and HIV cases. I'm thrilled I'm not single in this age.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:08 PM (t9WXv)

137 124 Just saw the movie "Catfish" (or is it a documentary?). A nice Jewish boy from New York gets involved with someone from Michigan who, it turns out, could teach Stephen Glass a thing or two.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
----------------
I watched that one day a couple years ago when I was snowed in.
It actually wasn't that bad. Definitely interesting. I''d certainly call it a doc.
Of course, you know that it launched a career for Liv (sp?) with the MTV show, right? Said show is just idiotic, btw.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:09 PM (dPSy3)

138 God bless you, Iron Grandpa.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 28, 2016 11:09 PM (XAbde)

139 Its easy to be single now. You just avoid dating.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 28, 2016 11:09 PM (39g3+)

140 ... oh, Vermonters aren't too bright either. "Possible" is what stumps the Green Mountain Boys.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:09 PM (6FqZa)

141 I think it was Kurt Cobain who made heroin cool again about 20 years ago, unfortunately. Could be wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:10 PM (ntObR)

142 Thrawn - The Churchill Arms, in Buckhead. Drop in if you get a chance, submit a report. Used to be a favorite watering hole, but it's been a loooong time, so...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2016 11:10 PM (w/iDp)

143 16 So how many beers *are* there in a keg?
Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at May 28, 2016 10:10 PM (bbYSk)

A keg holds 15.5 gallons of beer. So that's 124 pints, or 165 12 oz servings.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:11 PM (0mRoj)

144 We are closed on Monday so all the heroin addicts will freak out they can't get their Suboxone. I can spot them a mile away now.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:12 PM (t9WXv)

145 Looks like Golden State is going down, shooting and missing three pointers along the way. Regular season record not doing them much good now.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 28, 2016 11:12 PM (2TUVm)

146 Storm's going in at Charleston.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:12 PM (CBqsF)

147 And a good evening to all Morons in good standing.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

148 mpfs, I know I shouldn't say this, but LOL. Sounds like the outside of your pharmacy on Mondays looks like a rock star detox center in the 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (ntObR)

149 Someone here gave me a link for NoScripts, but I'm not savvy enough to handle it and it's screwing up some important sites I need to use. Even when I click "allow" for that site, it apparently doesn't allow enough. Now I'm trying to uninstall it but can't find it on the list of installed programs that I can uninstall.

What to do?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (knRe2)

150 Tilikum,
I am retail pharmacy tech. We are busy as hell. Fill anywhere from 500 to over a 1000 Rx's a day. Crazy busy. I'm on my feet 7 hours straight and am beat at the end if the day. I do like my job, interesting stuff. We also have compounding pharmacy and iv infusion. Always something to do.

I'm shocked at the amount of heroin addicts and HIV cases. I'm thrilled I'm not single in this age.

Posted by: mpfs
****

Glad you like it. It definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The techs don't get paid enough IMHO.
I had multiple pharmacists telling me about angry drug seekers they refused waiting for them in the parking lot until they got off work.
Or how they worked 16 hour days without lunch because they weren't allowed to go until it dipped to a level their store never slowed to.
CVS was especially known to work the life out of their people and we had a lot of people who had left there for that reason.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:14 PM (hVdx9)

151 Storm's going in at Charleston.
Posted by: Patina Awry Newt
-------------

After last Fall, they have to be nervous down there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2016 11:15 PM (w/iDp)

152 125 Thrawn,

Do you like your new job?
Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:03 PM (t9WXv)

So far - the guy I'm going to be working for is moving his lab down to GA, so the last month has been comprised of mostly all the bureaucratic nonsense involved with gaining access to the new facility and setting up the new lab. Hopefully *crossing fingers*, we can start doing actual science stuff next week

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:15 PM (wQWv4)

153 What has made heroin cool again is that it can be had for 5 bucks a bag and you don't have to use needles any more.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:15 PM (YHcVd)

154 mpfs, I know I shouldn't say this, but LOL. Sounds like the outside of your pharmacy on Mondays looks like a rock star detox center in the 1970s.
Posted by: qdpsteve

It has been quite an education. The amount of opiod abuse is staggering. I'm am convinced we are over medicated and under educated and pharmaceutical commercials should be banned from television.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:16 PM (t9WXv)

155 What to do?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (knRe2) fnord (knRe2)


It isn't a program, it's a browser plugin. Different browsers have different menus, you need to find out how to manage plugins and remove it that way. It will be in the browser settings menu. Somewhere.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 11:16 PM (wB8Tg)

156 152 125 Thrawn,

Do you like your new job?
Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:03 PM (t9WXv)

So far - the guy I'm going to be working for is moving his lab down to GA, so the last month has been comprised of mostly all the bureaucratic nonsense involved with gaining access to the new facility and setting up the new lab. Hopefully *crossing fingers*, we can start doing actual science stuff next week
Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:15 PM (wQWv4)

His name isn't Cave Johnson, I hope.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

157 When you recover from No Scripts try Image and Flash blocker 0.7.
One click four selections on and off, easy peasy.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:17 PM (CBqsF)

158 Tammy and mpfs, yup and yup. :-)

If we can ban cigarette commercials from TV, we should be able to ban pharma ads. Too many people think the answer to every problem is another pill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:17 PM (ntObR)

159 Cole and Marmalade are great, I love their videos. They are fantastic, unlike me, drunk again. When is my liver supposed to shut down and kill me? I forget.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 28, 2016 11:17 PM (AroJD)

160 Thrawn,
That is so cool. If there is a zombie apocalypse please save some anti-zombie vaccine for me and Stevie!

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:17 PM (t9WXv)

161 82
The announcer on TCM had to whine about the "black list" at the end of Bridge on the River Kwai.



What exactly was wrong with the "black list"? There were Communists in Hollywood. They are still there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2016 11:18 PM (Jtsan)

162 Golden State beat the 1998 Jordan Bulls regular season record but it rings hallow when you get knocked out before the Finals.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 28, 2016 11:18 PM (2TUVm)

163 I also keep hearing about how physicians, psychiatrists and other mental health workers basically have *two* income streams now, one from their day jobs and one from the pharma companies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:18 PM (ntObR)

164
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (knRe2) fnord (knRe2)

What browser do you use? (That would be like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox/Mozilla...)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:19 PM (YHcVd)

165 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale? I eat mostly grapes and pineapple.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:20 PM (YLidQ)

166 I am retail pharmacy tech. We are busy as hell.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:08 PM (t9WXv) fnord (t9WXv)


My pharmacists are grossly overworked. That being said, I haven't found a pharmacy that can consistently get things right. I've fired a couple.

I have a lot of changes and some major restrictions on ingredients (and therefore brands), and pharmacies love to go for the cheapest brand at any given moment, which I can't do without adequate warning.

Pharmacy companies also change sources and ingredients constantly, to save pennies. All of them.

I don't get any painkillers, mostly heart meds.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 11:21 PM (wB8Tg)

167 Any psychiatrist worth his salt wouldn't write a script on your first visit. I know because I was lucky enough to have a great shrink in San Diego. If they pull out the script pad right way red flags go up in my mind.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:21 PM (t9WXv)

168 142 Thrawn - The Churchill Arms, in Buckhead. Drop in if you get a chance, submit a report. Used to be a favorite watering hole, but it's been a loooong time, so...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2016 11:10 PM (w/iDp)

Thanks for the recommendation. Might be better for me to go there before GSU's classes start in the fall - will let you know how it goes.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:21 PM (wQWv4)

169 it rings hallow when you get knocked out before the Finals.

A lot of time left.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 11:22 PM (mxCgt)

170 You could have deleted Max from that film and it turns out no differently. He was there for the title, but otherwise was just irrelevant.

Hence, "beta max"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (6FqZa)

171 Popular Mechanics' poster seems to be missing any variant of the CH-53. Do the Marines not use them any more?

Posted by: helicopter envy at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (BeymG)

172 And a good evening to all Morons in good standing.


Posted by: Insomniac


I am not a Moron. I am a fucking retard from Ohio that can't spell banana.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (+1T7c)

173 149 Someone here gave me a link for NoScripts, but I'm not savvy enough to handle it and it's screwing up some important sites I need to use. Even when I click "allow" for that site, it apparently doesn't allow enough. Now I'm trying to uninstall it but can't find it on the list of installed programs that I can uninstall.

What to do?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:13 PM (knRe2)



(1) You can tell it to "allow all on this page" if you must -- I wouldn't recommend it.



(2) I've generally found that "important sites I need to use" is sikrit code for "websites I can easily live without.



(3) It's not an installed program -- it's an installed browser add-on; to modify it, you need to be looking at "browser add-ons" in your browser's menu.




(4) What should you do? Use it better and get to where it's as easy as breathing -- because the alternative is all-malware, all the time.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (EzgxV)

174 His name isn't Cave Johnson, I hope.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

Heh! No, but there might be less bureaucratic red-tape to make combustible lemons or handle moon rocks than study viruses.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (wQWv4)

175 Thrawn - The Churchill Arms, in Buckhead. Drop in if you get a chance, submit a report. Used to be a favorite watering hole, but it's been a loooong time, so...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2016 11:10 PM (w/iDp)

****

Sorry man, old Buckhead is completely gone now. I do not recognize it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (YLidQ)

176 mpfs, uh oh. :-)

I saw a psychologist last year who, in my first (and only) visit, recommended I go on Oxcarbazepine. He asked me to have my physician prescribe it; psychologists by themselves can't prescribe yet, although I've heard in California they're fighting for that right. (Gee, I wonder why??) :-P

I'm taking it now. It seems to be helping along with the Prozac I've been on forever. Still, it did seem odd he recommended it so fast. And it's a really cheap refill price at Walmart.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:24 PM (ntObR)

177 165 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale? I eat mostly grapes and pineapple.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
---------------
Don't know about the diet, but sugar is a carb. Fruits have plenty, of course.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:24 PM (dPSy3)

178 Golden State and OKC are tied at 99 all with 2:47 left.

TIME OUT!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 28, 2016 11:24 PM (+1T7c)

179 steve, you don't want to be drinking any alcohol on that.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:25 PM (YHcVd)

180 Merovign,
That's a true. If someone needs the name brand drug we make sure they get it. If not can compounding can do the job.

Some drugs we take a huge loss. Insurance companies simply don't want to pay for anything.

Thanks Obamacare.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:25 PM (t9WXv)

181 Don't know about the diet, but sugar is a carb. Fruits have plenty, of course.
Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:24 PM (dPSy3)

****

Thanks. *Damnit!*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:25 PM (YLidQ)

182 Tammy, thanks. I rarely drink anything alcoholic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:26 PM (ntObR)

183 160 Thrawn,
That is so cool. If there is a zombie apocalypse please save some anti-zombie vaccine for me and Stevie!
Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:17 PM (t9WXv)

Will do!

If I recall correctly, the zombie plague in the Walking Dead TV show started out in Atlanta? Well, I know why now - there's a BS4 containment unit right in downtown Atlanta, and GSU is planning to build another containment unit in the next few years.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:26 PM (wQWv4)

184 Thanks Obamacare.


Posted by: mpfs


Wait, is that sarcasm?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 28, 2016 11:26 PM (+1T7c)

185 Bags of hammers and boxes of rocks got nuthin' on me!

Posted by: Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport) at May 28, 2016 11:26 PM (Tyii7)

186 SARCASM on the ONT?!?!?!?!? Well I never!!!!!!!1!!!

Posted by: qdp "this is my shocked face" steve at May 28, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)

187 My pharmacists are grossly overworked. That being said, I haven't found a pharmacy that can consistently get things right. I've fired a couple.

I have a lot of changes and some major restrictions on ingredients (and therefore brands), and pharmacies love to go for the cheapest brand at any given moment, which I can't do without adequate warning.

Pharmacy companies also change sources and ingredients constantly, to save pennies. All of them.

I don't get any painkillers, mostly heart meds.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
****

Pharamacists with a few years experience tend to make in the 6 figure range. They also work them very hard.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:27 PM (hVdx9)

188 177 165 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale? I eat mostly grapes and pineapple.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
---------------
Don't know about the diet, but sugar is a carb. Fruits have plenty, of course.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:24 PM (dPSy3)



Grape and apple juice are very close to natural sugar-water -- which is why they both end-up as alcoholic beverages. Apples have more fiber to buffer the sugar kick, but grapes do not.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 11:27 PM (EzgxV)

189 Wut? Iz frum Pinnsilvania und kan spill Cancelled jist fiine. lIvs im Verginia noow.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2016 11:28 PM (Jtsan)

190 steve, me either! I can get mighty sick with just one drink sometimes. It never has agreed with me.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:28 PM (YHcVd)

191 mpfs, I think it depends on under what circumstances the psych sees you, whether or not he prescribes right away. Family history may also play a part.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 28, 2016 11:28 PM (FQKBL)

192
From the article: "It also hints at a lesson for our climate future: a few degrees is all it takes to change the course of human history. "

QUICK!! Raise taxes! For the children.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:28 PM (k4M/B)

193 I am not a Moron. I am a fucking retard from Ohio that can't spell banana.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 28, 2016 11:23 PM (+1T7c)

Uh, well, in that case feel free to exclude yourself from my salutation.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:29 PM (0mRoj)

194 Mindy Kaling is good at spelling bananas. Just ask her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:30 PM (ntObR)

195 I am not a Moron. I am a fucking retard from Ohio that can't spell banana.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative
*****

Does this mean we get to point and laugh at you?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:30 PM (hVdx9)

196 qdpsteve,

I always question when a doctor prescribes a drug too fast for my liking. That was very true with my shrink. He also would never call or fax in a script. He would only write them in the office after a session. I lucked out with him. I never believed in therapy till I was recommended to him by neurologist. I learned so much and am forever grateful for his help in dealing with my MS.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:31 PM (t9WXv)

197 Will Golden State force Game 7?

Posted by: cm9000 at May 28, 2016 11:31 PM (2TUVm)

198 There was a website had huge interactive on glycemic index.
Glycemic index is what you want to check out, I think.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (CBqsF)

199 #155 Thanks Merovign, I did find the box with noscripts but not how to uninstall, just how to fine-tune it. Crap, I hate my ignorance.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (knRe2)

200 153 What has made heroin cool again is that it can be had for 5 bucks a bag and you don't have to use needles any more.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:15 PM (YHcVd)

At that price, I can't afford NOT to start chasing the dragon!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (0mRoj)

201 Mindy Kaling was recently on James Corden's Late Late Show, and was *very* self-effacing/critical with her jokes. It surprised me because in everything else I've seen her in, she's always seemed super-self-confident.

I've found when someone is like that, either (a) they're genuinely decent people, if a little too eager to please or (b) they're massively egotistical and trying to cover it up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (ntObR)

202 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale?

From a low-carb standpoint? It won't kill you every once in a while, but avoid. Limit yourself to berries.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (mxCgt)

203 Mississippians don't have a problem spelling their own state. Probably because they grew up on this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx3hlvcexhw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (6FqZa)

204 So at what point is one justified in declaring the federal government illegitimate?

We're already past that as far as I'm concerned, but I wonder what others think.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (ZEzaq)

205 202 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale?

From a low-carb standpoint? It won't kill you every once in a while, but avoid. Limit yourself to berries.
Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (mxCgt)

Especially the dingle and snozz varieties. Very low carb.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (0mRoj)

206 I know how to spell banana, I just forget to stop spelling it sometimes

Posted by: Josephistan at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (7qAYi)

207 And for anyone thinking I am bragging about the women I have been with and lost, I'm not. It is not a point of pride that I have failed to keep women I thought I'd be with only in my dreams.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (hVdx9)

208 where can one get this "heroin" for $5/bag that doesn't require a needle?

asking for a friend

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (dBmVV)

209 mpfs, can understand. Back in the 1980s and 1990s I had a fantastic psychiatrist, Dr. Loren; he was the guy who originally prescribed my Prozac. He also would give me tons of free meds whenever I was out of work and couldn't afford my medication.

I think I continued to see him about once a year right up through about 2005, when he passed away unfortunately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)

210 Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (knRe2)

Sweet pea, you need to find the settings for your browser, probably in the upper right hand corner of the screen, underneath the red X you use to go offline, and look for something like "Extensions".

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:34 PM (YHcVd)

211 is today Slapweasel's birthday?

if so, i sincerely hope he's having a really good day.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2016 11:35 PM (ceWrl)

212 Sorry man, old Buckhead is completely gone now. I do not recognize it.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
------------

One night in Buckhead and your Sears will tumble
Not much between Hardware and Lingerie

Posted by: Daryl Rhoades and the Hahavishnu Orchestra at May 28, 2016 11:35 PM (w/iDp)

213 Durant might be one of those great players to never win a title. Barkley and Malone are others.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 28, 2016 11:35 PM (2TUVm)

214 Where does heroin rate on the no-carb scale?

Posted by: Josephistan at May 28, 2016 11:35 PM (7qAYi)

215 You guys are helpful as all get-out, but I'm afraid I'm a clueless fuck and might as well get sloshed on Valu-rite as deal with this shitty computer crap. I use Firefox, btw.

Where's a fucking EMP when you need one?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:36 PM (knRe2)

216 At that price, I can't afford NOT to start chasing the dragon!

Bon voyage Insomniac! Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPJVSd3tq9A

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)

217 #155 Thanks Merovign, I did find the box with noscripts but not how to uninstall, just how to fine-tune it. Crap, I hate my ignorance.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:32 PM (knRe2) fnord (knRe2)


Firefox: http://mzl.la/1s6Fs9w

Chrome: http://bit.ly/1TPMgEW

Opera: http://opr.as/1siZQGr

IE: http://bit.ly/1aL7KYA

"Disabling" should be good enough.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 11:37 PM (wB8Tg)

218 Well I'm out for the night!

Glad to talk to the morons!

Be well.

Posted by: mpfs at May 28, 2016 11:38 PM (t9WXv)

219

Where's a fucking EMP when you need one?
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:36 PM (knRe2

Patience, infidel pig, patience.

Posted by: Ayatollah Khameni at May 28, 2016 11:38 PM (7qAYi)

220 Where's a fucking EMP when you need one?
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:36 PM (knRe2


We're working as fast as we can.

Posted by: North Korea at May 28, 2016 11:38 PM (XAbde)

221 concrete girl,
I seem to remember that it's actually Monday, but he celebrated with loved ones today/tomorrow.
Yeah, he's as solid as they come. He deserves to have a great weekend bash.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:38 PM (dPSy3)

222 Heroin is def low-carb, but it doesn't have protein either. Kind of a dietary "gray area"

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (dBmVV)

223 night mpfs!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (YHcVd)

224 About heroin use

Mexican drug cartels are losing money on pot, which was their cash king. To make up for the loss of income they are pushing brown heroin, and the young people smoke it. There is no stigma about heroin anymore. It's worse than the 70s out there. My sister says she routinely sees beautiful 17 year old girls hooked on heroin. It's horrible

Posted by: ThunderB, War Criminal at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (zOTsN)

225 Or click "tools" then "add ons".
If you can't delete it maybe you can disable it.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (CBqsF)

226 Nite mpfs.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 28, 2016 11:40 PM (XAbde)

227
Heroin is def low-carb, but it doesn't have protein either. Kind of a dietary "gray area"
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah


Gluten free?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:40 PM (k4M/B)

228 Goodnight mpfs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

229 he gives good prayer

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2016 11:41 PM (ceWrl)

230 Gluten free?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
------------

Organic? No pesticides or herbicides?

Posted by: Daryl Rhoades and the Hahavishnu Orchestra at May 28, 2016 11:41 PM (w/iDp)

231 Tammy, I did find it. If I disable it now, can I re-enable it later when I learn more?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (knRe2)

232 Good night, mpfs.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (wQWv4)

233 Mexican drug cartels are losing money on pot, which was their cash king. To make up for the loss of income they are pushing brown heroin, and the young people smoke it. There is no stigma about heroin anymore. It's worse than the 70s out there. My sister says she routinely sees beautiful 17 year old girls hooked on heroin. It's horrible
Posted by: ThunderB, War Criminal at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (zOTsN)

*****

A lot of that came from people who were already hooked on prescription opioids, who then had a big problem when the DEA cracked down on prescribers. They were only able to get 30 days worth/visit, and could not see multiple Docs any more. So, off to heroin they went.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (YLidQ)

234 227
Heroin is def low-carb, but it doesn't have protein either. Kind of a dietary "gray area"
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

Gluten free?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:40 PM (k4M/B)

Is it certified fair-trade organic?

Posted by: Josephistan at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (7qAYi)

235 Don't have it on, but let me guess - it was Ben Mankowitz, right?
Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:47 PM (7qAYi)


If we're to believe Mankiewicz, the Hollywood Black List ranks right up there with the rise of Hitler and the Rape of Nanking.

In reality it affected very few people, and most of them were taken care of.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (nvMvs)

236 tricky thing with smack is, it's very neutral nutritionally. but it does make you crave shit that's very bad for you, like sweets and gluteny stuff. like, really crave

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (dBmVV)

237 According to my sister, the young people she is seeing weren't using oxy before


They weren't trying to mask pain. They are recreational drug users who got hooked. It's in the colleges now too. They don't think it's different than pot

Posted by: ThunderB, War Criminal at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (zOTsN)

238 It's not common knowledge and not everyone agrees, but generally fat acts like a control rod on the carbs you consume. Slows the blood sugar rush, like lowering the glycemic index a little.

Which is why soda and juice are so bad (but OHHHHH so good).

So, like, Sherbet with cream in it may be not as bad as fruit (for the blood sugar, not healthier overall).

Basmati rice is a *lot* better on GI than most rices, and if you let it sit overnight after cooking with a little fat mixed in, and re-heat, even more digestible starch will be converted to indigestible. This may work with other starches but it's not well documented.

I don't eat as healthy as I should, but I am managing more low-carb days and less days with sugar in them. It is better, if less fun.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (wB8Tg)

239 hey concrete girl!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (YHcVd)

240 I thought opiates stopped up the plumbing. If you can't poop then why would you eat?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (6FqZa)

241 I've seen plenty of "boy" on various jobsites. They're using caplets as a delivery vehicle now, and just sniffing it up.

Imagine two "bulletproof" punks on a third story metal roof tearing off - while snorting a Tylenol sized caplet of heroin every 20 minutes.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (dPSy3)

242 pretty sure the cartels are into meth too. i had a one pound meth burrito six days ago and I'm still hummin'

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 28, 2016 11:44 PM (dBmVV)

243 bth, I think it's NSAIDs that stop you up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

244 82
The announcer on TCM had to whine about the "black list" at the end of Bridge on the River Kwai.


What exactly was wrong with the "black list"? There were Communists in Hollywood. They are still there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2016 11:18 PM (Jtsan)

If it was Ben Mankiewicz, his grandfather (or some other relative - can't remember exactly) was one of the blacklisted. Of course his relative was not in the wrong for doing the bidding of one of the most monstrous regimes in history. America was, is and always will be at fault.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 28, 2016 11:45 PM (nFdGS)

245 234 227
Heroin is def low-carb, but it doesn't have protein either. Kind of a dietary "gray area"
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

Gluten free?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:40 PM (k4M/B)

Is it certified fair-trade organic?
Posted by: Josephistan at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (7qAYi)

Free range, and cruelty-free?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

246 if they think heroin's no different than pot, they're in for a rude awakening at some point

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 28, 2016 11:47 PM (dBmVV)

247
202 For those doing low carb, where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale?

From a low-carb standpoint? It won't kill you every once in a while, but avoid. Limit yourself to berries.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (mxCgt)



I've seen one source where the secret to doing fruit with low-carb is you can only eat stuff that is in season where you are.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 11:47 PM (EzgxV)

248 hey sweet friend!
tell us a story!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2016 11:48 PM (ceWrl)

249 Tons of them in rehab and 12 step programs now. Teenagers with a heroin addiction

Posted by: ThunderB, War Criminal at May 28, 2016 11:49 PM (zOTsN)

250 231 Tammy, I did find it. If I disable it now, can I re-enable it later when I learn more?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (knRe2)



Yep, unless your system is infested with malware while you have it turned off.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

251 250 231 Tammy, I did find it. If I disable it now, can I re-enable it later when I learn more?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 28, 2016 11:42 PM (knRe2)



Yep, unless your system is infested with malware while you have it turned off.....
Posted by: cthulhu at May 28, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

Pouring some citronalla oil into the keyboard will help prevent that.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

252 Opiates absolutely stop up the plumbing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:51 PM (YHcVd)

253 252 Opiates absolutely stop up the plumbing.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:51 PM (YHcVd)

Morphine is well known for that. It also makes you nauseous, which is why they typically give you an anti-emetic at the same time.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:52 PM (0mRoj)

254 252 Opiates absolutely stop up the plumbing.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:51 PM (YHcVd)


There is a drug for that now. Seen it on tv.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (XAbde)

255 Let me know if the discussion veers away from computer repair and towards A/C repair.
I'm going to see if this flick Memphis Belle is worth paying attention to...

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (dPSy3)

256 Anyone see the Coca Cola 600 tonight?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (YLidQ)

257 Miley, in case you didn't see the other replies, yes you can, if you only disable it. ( don't delete/trash, just disable)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (YHcVd)

258 Daahhhhh...never mind because it is tomorrow night.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:54 PM (YLidQ)

259
There is a drug for that now. Seen it on tv.
Posted by: Hanoverfist


There's a drug for everything advertised on TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:54 PM (k4M/B)

260 Oxcarbezepine a.k.a. Trileptal. Mood stabilizer type drug if you're tending towards possible manic situations. Usually something that rides along with an antidepressant.

Two ONT posts by me in one night? How odd...

Posted by: Smelly Kat at May 28, 2016 11:54 PM (4Dtjq)

261 256 Anyone see the Coca Cola 600 tonight?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (YLidQ)

Holy hell, that can't be good for carbs!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 28, 2016 11:54 PM (7qAYi)

262 If you're considering heroin, go artisanal chef-curated heroin or go home

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2016 11:55 PM (sl+zA)

263 259
There is a drug for that now. Seen it on tv.
Posted by: Hanoverfist

There's a drug for everything advertised on TV.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:54 PM (k4M/B)

Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

264 There is a drug for that now. Seen it on tv.
Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (XAbde)



Yea, I see that now and then, it cracks me up.

When I have a flare and have to take pain medslong enough to develop that issue, I make zucchini soup. Problem sol-ved.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2016 11:56 PM (YHcVd)

265 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?

It's called money.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

266 He's usually the blacklist whiner du jour but tonight it was a woman standing in for Osborne.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 10:51 PM (k4M/B)


Madeline Stowe has been the guest host for the month. She was fetching in Last of the Mohicans but for some reason I've found her annoying as a TCM guest host. I'm not even sure why, but she just grates on me. It very well could be me and not her.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (nvMvs)

267 265 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?

It's called money.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

Is that the brand name? Is there a generic equivalent?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (0mRoj)

268
Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?
Posted by: Insomniac


Buy gold and teeth whitener.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (k4M/B)

269 We're working as fast as we can.
Posted by: North Korea


Heh. The one country that has no way of testing it. "Well, the lights went off, but they always go off..."

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (w35Hj)

270 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?
Posted by: Insomniac
------------------
Well, cocaine will make you feel that way for a night.
But, you'll wake up poorer and just as ugly as yesterday.

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (dPSy3)

271 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)



Side effects include constipation, rash, shrinking of testicles, suicidal ideation, uncontrollable aggressive outbursts and death.

How much would you like?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2016 11:58 PM (sl+zA)

272 270 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?
Posted by: Insomniac
------------------
Well, cocaine will make you feel that way for a night.
But, you'll wake up poorer and just as ugly as yesterday.
Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:57 PM (dPSy3)

Unless I cut it with corn starch and resell it...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:58 PM (0mRoj)

273 Several years ago, Sikorki was working on a new H-53 variant for the Marines.

Posted by: Max 86 at May 28, 2016 11:59 PM (brIR5)

274 Is that the brand name? Is there a generic equivalent?
Posted by: Insomniac


Bitcoin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

275 Bob Dole, the first to ask, "where is the outrage". Bob, the outrage has been drugged out of so many people there is no outrage.

Could this be true?

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 28, 2016 11:59 PM (CBqsF)

276
Madeline Stowe

That was her. I expect to hear Ben whine about the blacklist and have even heard Osborne mention it a couple of times. I guess it must be a job requirement.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 28, 2016 11:59 PM (k4M/B)

277 271 Do they have a drug to make me rich and better-looking?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)


Side effects include constipation, rash, shrinking of testicles, suicidal ideation, uncontrollable aggressive outbursts and death.

How much would you like?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2016 11:58 PM (sl+zA)

As much as I can carry. Might as well go out with a bang.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)

278 Time for the old folk. Another parade tomorrow--more fun in the sun.


Remember,y'all,we are Americans, so that head is held HIGH--even more so this weekend.

Cherish your country as it yet is,under the filth laid on it--a shining city on a hill.

Goodnite,good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 29, 2016 12:01 AM (X35Yt)

279 Bitcoin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

****

Nahhh, the Wymnz are born equipped with a Fools Gold bullshit meter.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 29, 2016 12:01 AM (YLidQ)

280 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2016 12:03 AM (T/cxb)

281 MWNP, true.

"Bitcoin?!?! That's imaginary money for nerds!!!"
((throws drink in man's face))

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

282 Iron Grandpa-
God Bless You.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 29, 2016 12:05 AM (89T5c)

283 Cave Johnson: Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 29, 2016 12:07 AM (VdICR)

284 "Bitcoin?!?! That's imaginary money for nerds!!!"
((throws drink in man's face))
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: quatloos at May 29, 2016 12:07 AM (7qAYi)

285 We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you'll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

It's not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifiers
We want the truth and nothing else, yeah

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

Jackson 5 join along with me say doo doo wop
Hey hey hey, doo doo wop
Wow wow wow, doo doo wop
Hm hm hm, doo doo wop
Co co co, doo doo wop
Bum bum bum, doo doo wop

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when mislead, who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice un hum

Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'
Yeah, na, na, nothin'

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

286 I'll wager 300 bitcoins on the newcomer.

Posted by: Gamester of Triskelion at May 29, 2016 12:10 AM (k4M/B)

287 bth, I think it's NSAIDs that stop you up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)


Opioids definitely plug you up. They used to sell laudanum (aka tincture of opium) precisely for that purpose, as a relief for Montezuma's Revenge.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 12:11 AM (2w1g0)

288 Wow, slow for a Saturday. Must be all the heroin.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 12:11 AM (wB8Tg)

289 Wow, slow for a Saturday. Must be all the heroin.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
***

It takes time and a steady hand to shoot it into your eyeball.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:12 AM (hVdx9)

290 255 Let me know if the discussion veers away from computer repair and towards A/C repair.
I'm going to see if this flick Memphis Belle is worth paying attention to...

Posted by: Chi at May 28, 2016 11:53 PM (dPSy3)



OK, I'll bite -- what's the AC prob?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 12:12 AM (EzgxV)

291 >>They used to sell laudanum (aka tincture of opium) precisely for that purpose, as a relief for Montezuma's Revenge.


The Halls of Montezuma were an icky, icky place.

Posted by: garrett at May 29, 2016 12:14 AM (CNCKP)

292 RMA level IV body armor. I watched it stop 2 shots at 50 yards for a .338 Lapua magnum, something other level 4 plates failed to do.
No, I am not affiliated with them in anyway.

http://shop.blazedefensesystems.com/RMA-Level-IV-Armor-RMA4.htm

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:14 AM (hVdx9)

293 A/C prob? Easy peasy:

Moar freon!!!!!1!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

294 293 A/C prob? Easy peasy:

Moar freon!!!!!1!!! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

Probably just needs to refill the ice compartment.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:17 AM (0mRoj)

295 Let me know if the discussion veers away from computer repair and towards A/C repair.
I'm going to see if this flick Memphis Belle is worth paying attention to...

Posted by: Chi
****

My dad was a tech, and I picked up a tiny bit. I MIGHT be able to help.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:17 AM (hVdx9)

296 Time for bed. Have a good night, Hordelings.

Posted by: quatloos at May 29, 2016 12:19 AM (7qAYi)

297 Goodnight quatloos! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

298 If you run out of freon, you can use propane.

Sure, it might explode, but life's risky, you know.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 12:22 AM (wB8Tg)

299 "...where does fruit rate on the yes/no scale?"
I stay away from bananas for the most part.
Everything else, have all you want.

Posted by: navybrat at May 29, 2016 12:23 AM (w7KSn)

300 300?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:25 AM (6IPEM)

301 >>>I guess this is one way to deal with the problem of which bathroom to use. Public urination no longer a criminal offense in NYC.<<<



A Tree Grows In Brooklyn... And Now I Can Pee on It

Posted by: some New Yorker at May 29, 2016 12:25 AM (H9MG5)

302 300?

Posted by: L, Elle
****

Dining in hell are we?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:25 AM (hVdx9)

303 I've left the damned NoScripts in place for now. But I did learn where the menu was on my browser and found out how I could disable if I need to.

Go ahead and mock my ignorance if you wish - the more of a moron you are, the less it takes to learn something useful.

SO thank you all contributing morons!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:26 AM (knRe2)

304 Sorry, I indulged myself with 300. My mind went blank and I couldn't think of anything else to say.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:26 AM (6IPEM)

305 Are we all doing heroin tonight? I remember reading about Nancy Sid and how she started shooting up because she was tired of puking.

Disclaimer, I don't know nuthin' 'bout no drugs, I just smokes the weed. Although not for a long time now.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:28 AM (knRe2)

306 So at what point is one justified in declaring the federal government illegitimate?

We're already past that as far as I'm concerned, but I wonder what others think.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2016 11:33 PM (ZEzaq)

The federal government has lost all legitimacy.

I have also withdrawn my consent to be governed, not that it matters in the day to day of things.

Posted by: Blano at May 29, 2016 12:28 AM (lbcdD)

307 Sorry, I indulged myself with 300. My mind went blank and I couldn't think of anything else to say.

Posted by: L, Elle
***

You made me think of the movie 300, so it's cool.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:29 AM (hVdx9)

308 >>> 300?
****
Dining in hell are we?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:25 AM (hVdx9)
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Sure. Go ahead and rob me of my hard earned and well deserved glory.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:29 AM (6IPEM)

309 Nancy Sid? You mean Nancy Spungeon?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

310 Someone stole my ampersand. That was Nancy AND Sid.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:29 AM (knRe2)

311 Remember Gary Oldman in "Sid and Nancy"?

Now there was a sad movie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:30 AM (ntObR)

312 Sorry don't recall the names of the commenters, but to respond to two of them above -


Yes, the Marines most definitely still use the MH-53 helos. I believe new models are still in production as well. Many places in San Diego County and I'm guessing near Cherry Point, NC you can see them, all the time.


And no, I don't think the Marines still use the Prowlers. I believe they have been replaced by an F-18 variant for electronic warfare. The A-6, another amazingly classic, long-lived, fantastic platform that delivered more value for the $$$ than most man-made things ever have.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:30 AM (QDnY+)

313 300.

It's contagious.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:31 AM (knRe2)

314 How you doin', Horde?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 29, 2016 12:31 AM (rJUlF)

315 192
From the article: "It also hints at a lesson for our climate future: a few degrees is all it takes to change the course of human history. "

QUICK!! Raise taxes! For the children.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.



The 1200s were well known for car pollution.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 29, 2016 12:31 AM (tvuX9)

316 Doing fruit and heroin, Cap'n.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:32 AM (knRe2)

317 I hated that movie. What a piece of inane dreck in the form of cinema. A lot of the so called cult classics just suck.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:32 AM (6IPEM)

318 I was reading the story about the "natural" climate change that stopped the Mongol Horde from taking Austria.

So it appears that scientists admit there is such a thing.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:33 AM (knRe2)

319 Someone stole my ampersand. That was Nancy AND Sid.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:29 AM (knRe2)


By turning off NoScript, you have "allowed" MuNu, which is what blocks "special characters". Turn on NoScript, and block MuNu, and you will have &&&'s.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 12:33 AM (2w1g0)

320 Read the book about Nancy Spungeon. Nancy's own mother said she thinks she made Sid stab her. She was a messed up child from the word go. From what I have read Sid was really remorseful over her death and likely killed himself over it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:34 AM (hVdx9)

321 Calguns.net has a very nice AR-15 primer for noobies in its semi-auto rifle forum. Being a complete noobie, heathen, ignoramus, and outcast when it comes to evil black plastic rifles, it should get me from 0 to 60, enough to make some decisions.


Though at this point I'll probably just get a stripped lower (or two) to get ahead of any new CA laws - though I have heard no reason to think Brown won't veto them this time, as he has in the past.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

322 300 is perfect if you're bowling.

Posted by: Blano at May 29, 2016 12:34 AM (lbcdD)

323 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:35 AM (knRe2)

324 I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TONGUE

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:36 AM (knRe2)

325 All hail Gundam Unicorn 0096 TV adaptation. Five minutes of intro for a 24 minute episode. Bandai couldn't you have added a bit more content to the OVAs you've decided to make into a TV series to reward fans?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2016 12:36 AM (HIbcx)

326 324 I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TONGUE
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:36 AM (knRe2)

I bet that makes you very popular, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:37 AM (0mRoj)

327 The Panic in Needle Park

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 12:37 AM (k4M/B)

328 Doing fruit and heroin, Cap'n.
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:32 AM (knRe2)

Ah, yes. I remember them. The only album showed a lot of potential.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 29, 2016 12:37 AM (rJUlF)

329 Memphis Belle is a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 29, 2016 12:37 AM (5djUI)

330 I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TONGUE

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:36 AM (knRe2)


The tongue that can't be licked?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 12:38 AM (2w1g0)

331 >>>> 300 is perfect if you're bowling.
Posted by: Blano at May 29, 2016 12:34 AM
------
So I can console myself with being a perfect bowler now ???
I feel so much worse. You're all such mean guys.

jk

Like all of you.



Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:38 AM (6IPEM)

332 The original WWII documentary on Memphis Belle is good. That movie, eeehhh no thanks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2016 12:39 AM (HIbcx)

333 Calguns.net has a very nice AR-15 primer for noobies in its semi-auto rifle forum. Being a complete noobie, heathen, ignoramus, and outcast when it comes to evil black plastic rifles, it should get me from 0 to 60, enough to make some decisions.


Though at this point I'll probably just get a stripped lower (or two) to get ahead of any new CA laws - though I have heard no reason to think Brown won't veto them this time, as he has in the past.



Posted by: rhomboid
****
Aim has Anderson Manufacturing stripped lowers for $39.99 and they are not junk. Worth checking out.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9)

334 Doing fruit and heroin, Cap'n.
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:32 AM (knRe2)

Berries 'n Smack. A nutritious part of this complete breakfast.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:39 AM (0mRoj)

335 #326 I'm currently off the market, but I'll let you know.

#327 The Prick in Needle Park, remember it well.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:39 AM (knRe2)

336 I luvs alla yuz.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:40 AM (knRe2)

337 336 I luvs alla yuz.
Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:40 AM (knRe2)

Aw shucks.
*looks down*
*kicks ground*

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:41 AM (0mRoj)

338 Where's the Metal Hat?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/selection-du-weekend-194-31.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2016 12:41 AM (HIbcx)

339 338 Where's the Metal Hat?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/selection-du-weekend-194-31.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2016 12:41 AM (HIbcx)


All those others metals bands is dildos!

Posted by: Swkisgaar Skwigelf at May 29, 2016 12:43 AM (0mRoj)

340 I luvs alla yuz.
Posted by: Miley's Tongue

****

Can you love me after you've had your shots?
Just sayin'...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:44 AM (hVdx9)

341 >>> Aw shucks.
*looks down*
*kicks ground*
Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12p
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Not you. Miley meant everyone else.



Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:44 AM (6IPEM)

342 Power fluctuation -- just long enough to reboot systems processing stuff in GigaHertz.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

343 Anna, here ya go.

Misery Loves Company
A million Lies
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hkzl3c8

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:45 AM (hVdx9)

344 341 >>> Aw shucks.
*looks down*
*kicks ground*
Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12p
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Not you. Miley meant everyone else.



Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:44 AM (6IPEM)

I know. It was nice to pretend for a moment though.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:45 AM (0mRoj)

345 300 is perfect if you're bowling.

Posted by: Blano at May 29, 2016 12:34 AM (lbcdD)

as a MLB ba it would fetch $20 mil a year.

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2016 12:46 AM (HtUkt)

346 Anna - is that Memphis Belle docu on u-tube?


Tillikum - thanks! Yep, and somebody else here last week clued me in to JoeBobOutfitters (!), they have a lengthy menu of AR delicacies.


On the whole, it's just as well (at least for now) that I am immune to AR disease. Easy to see how/why that platform has become so incredibly popular.


If ARs had 2-inch barrels, nickel plating, and beautiful exotic hardwood stocks, I might be in more trouble right now. But I'll get there, I reckon.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

347 If ARs had 2-inch barrels, nickel plating, and beautiful exotic hardwood stocks, I might be in more trouble right now. But I'll get there, I reckon.

A rifle with a two inch barrel?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 12:48 AM (0mRoj)

348 Anna..... any word on what sent that P-47 into the Hudson, yesterday?

Didn't look highly damaged upon dangling at the end of the salvage crane's cable. I suspect the pilot died of a combination of impact with the instrument panel, dazed or unconscious, and unable to unass the airplane, drowned.

But I'm not clear about how it ended up in the drink, in the first place.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s. Tempting, but my priority will be a 50 ft. sloop. Your very own Grumman, here:

http://houston.craigslist.org/bar/5608244311.html

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 12:48 AM (v5iqM)

349 #337 Seriously, this is a great group. I'd forgotten how hateful and snide posters on other sites can be. When I need to hang out, I can't think of a better place to do it. Smart and funny and helpful people here.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:49 AM (knRe2)

350 Thanks Miley's.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 29, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

351 >>>> as a MLB ba it (300) would fetch $20 mil a year.
Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2016 12:46 AM
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Thank you for redeeming 300 for me BignJames. I can make do on 20 mil a yr if I'm frugal. That's going to be my new lucky number.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:50 AM (6IPEM)

352 Insomniac, I was joking - snub revolvers are my current malady, and I just let a S ampersand W Model 10-2 nickel-plated snub for $400 slip through my fingers (just couldn't justify it). Not common, and esp. here in commiefornia.


I've kind of stumbled into some very nice rare snubs and if I had pulled the trigger on that one I would be on the verge of becoming a collector (though I shoot everything I own).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

353 Insomniac.

Could you imagine the horrid muzzle blast and fireball emanating from a 2" bbl. 5.56?

Not to mention the fact that the gas block would surround the entire barrel, forward of the chamber.

And gas system timing? We don' need no steekeeing gas seesteem timing, comprende?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 12:52 AM (v5iqM)

354 I could make do on 60K a year if I could get a job that paid that, and worked until I died.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:52 AM (knRe2)

355 >>>224) Posted by: ThunderB, War Criminal at May 28, 2016 11:39 PM (zOTsN)<<<

I am a retired Peace Officer, and just last Wednesday was talking to someone I know who is considerably higher up the food chain than I was. It is more a matter of changing supply chains rather than a low profit margin on pot.

Colorado legalizing pot, and our Democrat state government refusing to touch anything to do with pot even when they break the new laws [or any other laws, if you grow/sell pot the state has a total hands off attitude and you are invisible], has made us and the Pacific Northwest the primary suppliers for the entire continental US. It is leaving the state by the semi-load, and we are catching less than 1 in 10 of them. The Mexican [and some Cubans out of Florida] cartels are supplying the US demand, and they are now using the supply chains/routes previously used for pot to move Mexican Brown heroin.

Get ready, we are seeing the leading wave of a tsunami of heroin hitting the country. In my small mountain county, we have several heroin OD's a week, mostly not fatal thanks to liberal use of Naloxone.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at May 29, 2016 12:53 AM (KOBnd)

356 I thought the pilot who ditched that P-47 in the Hudson got out OK?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 12:53 AM (2w1g0)

357 Tillikum - thanks! Yep, and somebody else here last week clued me in to JoeBobOutfitters (!), they have a lengthy menu of AR delicacies.
****

The joke is the AR-15 is to men what the Barbie is to women.
Boyds makes wooden stocks and wooden handguards for AR-15s. I have the rifle length stock on mine and really like it.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jqu3djl
(Jooooooin us. Be assimilaaaaaaated)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:53 AM (hVdx9)

358 P-47 crashed, Jim? Awful to hear that. Of course worst part is the pilot. Just additional sadness whenever a warbird crashes.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:54 AM (QDnY+)

359 278

Good night. God bless. Thanks for everything.

Posted by: gracepc at May 29, 2016 12:54 AM (OU4q6)

360 A rifle with a two inch barrel?

Posted by: Insomniac
****

(obligatory response) It's not about the size, it's how you use it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 12:56 AM (hVdx9)

361 Who are the users of all this heroin? Millennials? GenXers?

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:56 AM (knRe2)

362 Posted by: L, Elle at May 29, 2016 12:50 AM (6IPEM)


You bet.......I'm going for .075.....should be worth $1 mil.

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2016 12:57 AM (HtUkt)

363 I was a kid when heroin ODs were happening in the 60s, and I was so naive that I figured everyone would stop using it. Hahahaha!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 29, 2016 12:58 AM (knRe2)

364 Tillikum, very nice! Actually, I'm about 2% into my sip from the fire-hose/edumucation about ARs, but I was already leaning towards one of them MonsterMan grips (using it avoids other restrictions under current, ludicrous CA law).


Boyd is the name for wood and the name for Garand stocks, though fortunately I have two beautiful USGI stocks on mine and no need of new production.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 12:58 AM (QDnY+)

365 And what suxx about the new anti-prescription opioid laws.... used to be, a documented cruising sailor could get, legally, by prescription, a dozen emergency morophene styrettes to add to his boat's emergency medical kit, just in case.

You know, when you're a thousand miles offshore, and break an arm or ribs in a rough sea, a dismasting or other cause of serious injury, you're not exactly close to a drive-in E.R.

Now, it takes reams of documents from the prescribing doctor, as well as formal permission from the D.E.A., to even get to have a chance to be so equipped when you cast off lines.

An ocean going sailboat needs a damn near E.R. quality first-aid box, and the everything that goes with it.

Quality emergency training along with that, too. Elsewise, I'd end up with a tourniquet around my neck to stop the bleeding.

I mean, it WOULD work, but maybe a bit too well for my own good?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 12:59 AM (v5iqM)

366 353 Insomniac.

Could you imagine the horrid muzzle blast and fireball emanating from a 2" bbl. 5.56?

Not to mention the fact that the gas block would surround the entire barrel, forward of the chamber.

And gas system timing? We don' need no steekeeing gas seesteem timing, comprende?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 12:52 AM (v5iqM)

Would not be something I'd want to fire, that's for sure.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 01:00 AM (0mRoj)

367
A rifle with a two inch barrel?
Posted by: Insomniac


Two inch diameter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 01:00 AM (k4M/B)

368 AOP. No sir. Sorry to say, he was a confirmed fatality.

Fifty four years old, over half of his life flying airshows. Certified Warbird Instructor Pilot, too.

Truly awful event, in every regard.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:02 AM (v5iqM)

369 Subotai thanks for the input on drug matters.


Gotta say this heroin thing is a shocker.


Though really that's just a reflection on my engagement with the society. I know that prescription drug abuse, and prescribed OVER-use, are gigantic problems.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 01:02 AM (QDnY+)

370 367
A rifle with a two inch barrel?
Posted by: Insomniac

Two inch diameter.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 01:00 AM (k4M/B)

For hunting Godzilla, I suppose.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 01:02 AM (0mRoj)

371 Jim - that's really awful about the pilot.


And not so good about the morphine thing, either (didn't know about that). Indeed you'd want a corpseman's kit for long-distance cruising.


Through family connections I used to get anti-biotics to take along on my travels, which both for work and pleasure often involved pretty distant and dubious places.


Sort of related - these days, as a global cruiser, I'd feel quite unsafe without "heat" aboard, yet I know most countries ban firearms on recreational boats. Secret compartments come to mind ......

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 01:06 AM (QDnY+)

372 AOP. No sir. Sorry to say, he was a confirmed fatality.

Fifty four years old, over half of his life flying airshows. Certified Warbird Instructor Pilot, too.

Truly awful event, in every regard.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:02 AM (v5iqM)


Very sorry to hear that. My condolences to his family and associates.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 01:06 AM (2w1g0)

373 114 Posted by: Joseph Huenke at May 28, 2016 10:53 PM (7qAYi)

Aids, not often literally for pussies.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:06 AM (g8Hfr)

374 Oh damn the P-47 pilot died?


Condolences and prayers.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:07 AM (g8Hfr)

375 Evening horde.

Happy beginning of summer

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 29, 2016 01:08 AM (hlMPp)

376 Tillikum, very nice! Actually, I'm about 2% into my sip from the fire-hose/edumucation about ARs, but I was already leaning towards one of them MonsterMan grips (using it avoids other restrictions under current, ludicrous CA law).


Boyd is the name for wood and the name for Garand stocks, though fortunately I have two beautiful USGI stocks on mine and no need of new production.


Posted by: rhomboid
****

Fire hose/education. That is an apt description on what is available for the AR. I was originally an AK-47 (ok AKM) guy before much was available. So initially when I saw some of the sillier stuff for AR's, it upset me a little towards my fellow firearms enthusiasts. It was kind of like finding out Ronald Reagan cross dressed or something.
I went from HATING the "poodle shooter" to building one, and now building another one in .300AAC...which will eventually be a piston driven carbine.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:09 AM (hVdx9)

377 366 Posted by: Insomniac at May 29, 2016 01:00 AM (0mRoj)

No gas system go with piston of course no barrel stabilization of the projectile.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:09 AM (g8Hfr)

378 Correction to above. Pilot was 56 y/o, not 54.

More info on the event and aftermath, here:

http://tinyurl.com/zfey4tz

*moment of respectful silence*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:11 AM (v5iqM)

379 Just to clarify again, the whole 2-inch AR thing was me joking about snub revolvers being my current firearm illness (and for some time), and fearing it would be enhanced/replaced by AR illness once I was "contaminated".

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 01:12 AM (QDnY+)

380 rhomboid.


Too late. You're forever doomed to be known as the Moron with a 2 inch barrel.

/meme/snark


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (v5iqM)

381 Not that anyone asked...

16" Wylde barell
BTE Adjustable Gas Block
Anderson Mfg stripped lower and upper
PSA Full auto BCG
PSA LPK
Pro Mag Pistol Grip
Boyds Wooden Stock (rifle length)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w15/sybarite2/AR-15%20and%20Assorted/IMGP0015a_zpsytvssuz6.jpg

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (hVdx9)

382 118 New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday.

http://tinyurl.com/zudypnl

The whole story is a bingo card of the dysfunctions of a certain segment of American society and cliches thereof.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 28, 2016 10:56 PM (D0J8L)


I'm gonna guess the wealthy young basketball player felt he was disrespected by some lowlife punk and decided he needed to "keep it real".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (1JnAL)

383 Trump/Ace of Spades 2016!

#NBALivesMatter

Emma Lazarus, 2016: Give me your rapey, your diseased,
Your seething masses yearning to impose Sharia or Kill Whitey,
The wretched murderers of your gang-infested shore.
Send these, the America-H8rs, battle-ready to me,
I set the Free Shit purchased with taxpayers money beside the golden door!

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (dHUZO)

384 Correction to above. Pilot was 56 y/o, not 54.

More info on the event and aftermath, here:

http://tinyurl.com/zfey4tz

*moment of respectful silence*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim
****
Damn. I had also heard he'd made it out.
Godspeed.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:16 AM (hVdx9)

385 379 Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 01:12 AM (QDnY+)

Yeah...of course at that point you have a 5.56 musket....

I think probably 4.5" would be the absolute minimum....

7.5 is about right and still goosing your fps.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:17 AM (g8Hfr)

386
16" Wylde barell

https://youtu.be/_wT1xkRpCKk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 01:18 AM (k4M/B)

387
I'm gonna guess the wealthy young basketball
player felt he was disrespected by some lowlife punk and decided he
needed to "keep it real".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (1JnAL)


According to the article it was likely baby-mama drama.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 29, 2016 01:18 AM (fC9RO)

388 rhomboid.


All kidding aside, yep, you need a full Corpse Man Kit (thanks, Obama!) for offshore cruising.

You're dead on target, too, as to secret compartments. I make mine a bit differently, they're out in the open, in plain sight.

Just that *my* secret compartment looks like a part of the heat-exchanger, water-cooled exhaust elbow system.

Or a critical electronics junction box, with all kinds of labeled wires emerging from it's sides and sockets, being woven into wiring harnesses where they disappear, unseen, behind winds of friction tape or conduit.

All kinds of ways to have 'em not be found.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:19 AM (v5iqM)

389 Jim - you dog!


And Jim, thanks for that link. So sad about that pilot. Sounds like mechanical issue.


A few years ago an older guy of the right vintage (i.e. WWII) came into the place I volunteer. He was wearing a P-47 ball-cap. I asked "did you fly those?". When he said yes, I joked "well I hope you weren't shot down, that wasn't supposed to happen with P-47s".


Turns out he *was* shot down. March 1945. He said an oil line must have been hit, he saw his oil pressure just collapse, and bailed out. Less than two months in a Luftstalag, liberated by advancing Allied ground forces. He was very good-natured about it and seemed amused that someone knew much about the P-47.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 01:19 AM (QDnY+)

390 16" Wylde barell

https://youtu.be/_wT1xkRpCKk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
****

It's a tad too heavy to carry.

My grandfather served it turret number 1 or 2 of the U.S.S. San Francisco. He was at pearl harbor and a few other nasty battles in the Pacific.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:20 AM (hVdx9)

391 Meh.
Can't get into this Memphis Belle remake. I havent like Matthew Modine since his Duke impression in FMJ.
Did I miss anything good?

Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 01:21 AM (dPSy3)

392 Meh.
Can't get into this Memphis Belle remake. I havent like Matthew Modine since his Duke impression in FMJ.
Did I miss anything good?

Posted by: Chi
****

That remake sucked elephant ass.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:22 AM (hVdx9)

393 392 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:22 AM (hVdx9)

ME TOO!

//Paul "heh" Ryan

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:24 AM (g8Hfr)

394 >>>I'm gonna guess the wealthy young basketball player
felt he was disrespected by some lowlife punk and decided he needed to
"keep it real".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (1JnAL)<<<

He was a good boy. A very good boy.

Posted by: Bryce Dejean-Jones' mother at May 29, 2016 01:24 AM (H9MG5)

395 All kinds of ways to have 'em not be found.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:19 AM (v5iqM)


A fat, slightly L-shaped tiller handle?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 01:25 AM (2w1g0)

396 For all you AR fans out there.

In my never-to-be-humble opinion on such things.

Unless you're shooting the match ammo heavier than 68 gr. weight, then the most versatile AR barrel will be a .223 Wylde chamber, with a 1:8 twist, regardless of barrel length or contour.

It'll shoot the 55 gr., up to the 62 gr. Match, with aplomb, and will hande 5.56 or .223 with equal elan.

Perfect for everything? Of course not. Good for nearly everything. Very much so.

YMMV.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:25 AM (v5iqM)

397 ME TOO!

//Paul "heh" Ryan

Posted by: sven10077
****

That's not all he's sucking. That's the nicest thing I can say about him.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:26 AM (hVdx9)

398 Re: Building an AR

F*****' roll pins, man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 01:26 AM (wB8Tg)

399 F*****' roll pins, man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 01:26 AM (wB8Tg)


Roll pins, or slotted spring pins?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 01:29 AM (2w1g0)

400 Re: Building an AR

F*****' roll pins, man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
****

Agreed. I bought some starter punches and painters tape. Made a big difference.
My AR nemesis is the m***********g delta ring. I hate it with a passion. Whoever designed it should be b*tch slapped to death.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:30 AM (hVdx9)

401 >>>He was a good boy. A very good boy.
Posted by: Bryce Dejean-Jones' mother at May 29, 2016 01:24 AM (H9MG5)

Ma'am, I'd be totally remissible if I didn't offer my consultin' services and my pubic persona to yo' cause in gaining financial competition for yo' awful loss of your onliest chile.....with a small retainer of 66.7 percent of whatever we filch from The Man.

Posted by: Al "Kill the Jews" Sharpton at May 29, 2016 01:32 AM (dHUZO)

402 394 >>>I'm gonna guess the wealthy young basketball player
felt he was disrespected by some lowlife punk and decided he needed to
"keep it real".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2016 01:15 AM (1JnAL)

He was a good boy. A very good boy.
Posted by: Bryce Dejean-Jones' mother at May 29, 2016 01:24 AM (H9MG5)


Well, the page took 15 minutes to load on my computer, and it was interesting that his position is "shooting guard".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2016 01:33 AM (1JnAL)

403 I built my AR exactly the way I wanted it for about $600.
I don't think that's too bad considering people buy one for anywhere from $500 to 1k+ then yank the BCG, pistol grip, handguard, and sights.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:33 AM (hVdx9)

404 It *does* vary by barrel... but 1:8 will often handle just about anything you throw at it.

Occasionally you find a really short 35 grain or something that it will spin to pieces (metaphorically, hopefully).

Some will do 80 grains (though AR mags generally won't).

Last I heard people were still trying to figure out a reliable way to figure out what twist to use, but since it includes bearing area and mass and material... it's a little bit voodoo.

Most people just go by weight by from what I've seen bullet-to-barrel contact (bearing) area is more important.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 01:33 AM (wB8Tg)

405
My grandfather served it turret number 1 or 2 of the U.S.S. San Francisco. He was at pearl harbor and a few other nasty battles in the Pacific.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors


Those big guns can be dangerous. I took a mini tour of the U.S.S. Newport News when it pulled into Subic Bay right across the pier from our tiny ship in 1972. You can read what happened to it October 1, 1972 at this article :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Newport_News_(CA-14

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 01:34 AM (k4M/B)

406 Several weeks ago, someone from the horde mentioned the success someone was having by following the advice of Dr Jason Fung regarding nutrition. I decided to watch his video series on YouTube called the Aetiology of Obesity. It made a lot of sense (his theory revolves around insulin resistance) and so I have been following his main advice of low carbs + fiber+2 TBSP of vinegar before bed+fasting every other day. I've been doing this for two weeks and have lost 10 lbs. I was surprised that fasting isn't as hard as I thought it would be. If you don't want to watch all 8 hours of video, just watch #1 and #4.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at May 29, 2016 01:35 AM (AnkaJ)

407 Oops, that a CA-148 in those parentheses.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 29, 2016 01:35 AM (k4M/B)

408 Anna Puma, watched Attack on Titan a second time. Very grim story of course. But the "previously on" portion eats up a lot of minutes too. The animation is really well done and it's deserved the buzz it got.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 29, 2016 01:36 AM (VdICR)

409 Roll pins, or slotted spring pins?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 01:29 AM (2w1g0)


Potato pins.

My AR nemesis is the m***********g delta ring.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:30 AM (hVdx9)


Free float or hate life. Admittedly the wrenches for that are often poorly made. Went through three before I found a good one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 01:36 AM (wB8Tg)

410 I've taken a stone to the leading edge of a roll-pin before inserting it into an AR receiver. You don't even need to cut a visible chamfer into the pin.

Just break the sharp edge, only a wee bit...a tiny bit of shiny will do ya.

Hit that with a sharpie pen to reblacken it, and inset as usual.

You can do a similar cut on the holes in the receiver, with a conical dremel bit, sans the dremel tool!

Hand hold the dremel bit, and just a few light turns in the receiver hole to break the edge. Nothing more.

And if you still have difficulty.

Freeze the pins. Heat the receiver to the lowest "warm" setting in your oven, for 10 min or so.

The pins will glide right in.

Done right, they're not difficult.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:36 AM (v5iqM)

411 404 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2016 01:33 AM (wB8Tg)

I am kind of interested in using a NoDak Spud top charger upper mixed with a slabside lower and making an OLD SCHOOL 1-14 twist pencil thing barrel.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:37 AM (g8Hfr)

412 Those big guns can be dangerous. I took a mini tour of the U.S.S. Newport News when it pulled into Subic Bay right across the pier from our tiny ship in 1972. You can read what happened to it October 1, 1972 at this article :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Newport_News_(CA-14

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
****
He served in turret one as a loader. He was MAYBE 5'7" and the shells he walked over to the gun were about as tall as he was.
I can see how devastating one going off like that would be.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9)

413 Or you can just get a Saiga and not have to worry about finicky roll pins and expensive lubricants.


Evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 29, 2016 01:39 AM (vbvxt)

414 412 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9)

I wish we still had a gun navy...Newport News laying it on was an awesome display of Yankee tech.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:39 AM (g8Hfr)

415 Potato pins? Not familiar with that term.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 01:40 AM (2w1g0)

416 Free float or hate life. Admittedly the wrenches for that are often poorly made. Went through three before I found a good one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
****

I am quite tempted to go that route even tho I have some Magpul handguards sitting next to me as I type this.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:41 AM (hVdx9)

417
AR pistols SUCK. Rhomboid if you ever feel like visiting the Pomona area I have 2 stripped lowers I need to ditch.
The correct answer is 18" gas impingement midrange free-float not railed w/ dust cover. Palmetto babee now has BCG's for $89

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:41 AM (0uuiT)

418 I've taken a stone to the leading edge of a roll-pin before inserting it into an AR receiver. You don't even need to cut a visible chamfer into the pin.

Just break the sharp edge, only a wee bit...a tiny bit of shiny will do ya.

Hit that with a sharpie pen to reblacken it, and inset as usual.

You can do a similar cut on the holes in the receiver, with a conical dremel bit, sans the dremel tool!

Hand hold the dremel bit, and just a few light turns in the receiver hole to break the edge. Nothing more.

And if you still have difficulty.

Freeze the pins. Heat the receiver to the lowest "warm" setting in your oven, for 10 min or so.

The pins will glide right in.

Done right, they're not difficult.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim
****

Thanks for the advice. I had thought about doing something like that to the pins. I was paranoid about messing with the receiver.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:42 AM (hVdx9)

419 Forgot to say you need the tact charging handle also

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:42 AM (0uuiT)

420 417 Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:41 AM (0uuiT)

Set up as a dissipator you don't get quite the ballistic rainbow of the 16"...

I have heard good things on the 18"s but I have to admit I prefer thus far the 20" HBAR

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:43 AM (g8Hfr)

421 I wish we still had a gun navy...Newport News laying it on was an awesome display of Yankee tech.

Posted by: sven10077
****

Yup. Something is lost with this whole cruise missile thing.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:44 AM (hVdx9)

422 419 Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:42 AM (0uuiT)

Wife's latest AR has an Ambi Side charging handle set-up...

it alters the manual of arms a little BUT is awesome looking.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 01:45 AM (g8Hfr)

423 Never had a roll pin issue. Starter punches are groovy but I just use a plastic hammer

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:45 AM (0uuiT)

424 It's Saturday night. I'm home safe. And They can't get me 'til Tuesday. I'll take it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - confused, but not as much as Hillary at May 29, 2016 01:46 AM (GWm7j)

425
I wish we still had a gun navy...Newport News laying it on was an awesome display of Yankee tech.



Posted by: sven10077


Nothing like battlewagons with 16 inchers or heavy cruisers with 8 inchers to soften a beach head for an amphibious landing. Yeah, you can do it with aircraft very well, but guns are cheaper.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 29, 2016 01:47 AM (vbvxt)

426 Allrighty, fellow Morons and 'Ettes.

Time for me to strike the colors, sound retreat, and assume the snoozing position.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 29, 2016 01:47 AM (v5iqM)

427 " And They can't get me 'til Tuesday. I'll take it."


Who is "They", mindful?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 29, 2016 01:50 AM (9ym/8)

428 AR pistols SUCK. Rhomboid if you ever feel like visiting the Pomona area I have 2 stripped lowers I need to ditch.
The correct answer is 18" gas impingement midrange free-float not railed w/ dust cover. Palmetto babee now has BCG's for $89

Posted by: MAx
****

If price is an issue AIM has them for $79.95
http://preview.tinyurl.com/htkmr3d

I was spoiled. I picked up my full auto BCG for $60 or $70 and thought that was no big deal.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:50 AM (hVdx9)

429 Night Jim

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:51 AM (hVdx9)

430
420 I have one of those I'd like to dump: too heavy and front-heavy for my tastes. I like the 18 as a compromise between the 16 and 20. I have a 24 I never use that's worse.
My lastcomposition I put on one of them ambis and I thought it was pretty cool- I have neuropathy bad and it seems to really help-
It was a pistol and when I took it out I realizedthat the ar pistolhas no recognizable purpose that an xd or 16 wouldn'tserve better

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:51 AM (0uuiT)

431 Wife's latest AR has an Ambi Side charging handle set-up...

it alters the manual of arms a little BUT is awesome looking.

Posted by: sven10077
****

Whatever makes people happy. Plus it really does make a lot of sense.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:52 AM (hVdx9)

432 I would say if you have roll pin issues there's something wrong with your lower

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 01:53 AM (0uuiT)

433 Hi all, just checking in on a Memorial Day weekend. Did the cemetery bit w/ Dad and relatives. We even honored a CW vet, my grt grt grandfather.

My best wishes to Vic whose wife may be fighting cancer and condolences to KT on the loss of her dog.

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 29, 2016 01:54 AM (o/90i)

434 I would say if you have roll pin issues there's something wrong with your lower

Posted by: MAx
****

Just a bit of a tight fit, not that I minded.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:56 AM (hVdx9)

435 Me: And They can't get me 'til Tuesday. I'll take it.

Ricardo Kill #427 Who is "They", mindful?

Heh. The ones out to get me, of course, thanks for asking. Could be creditors, could be revenoors, could be other people who want something from me. But all abide by business hours. Fortunately, not relatives.

Meanwhile, I sit here sipping my beverage, listening to the dog bark and the cattle complaining, and lurking on discussions too advanced for me to add anything. Taking the good when I've got it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - carbon handprints for sale at May 29, 2016 01:59 AM (GWm7j)

436 My trip to Battlefield Vegas

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 01:59 AM (hVdx9)

437 Battlefield Vegas Trip attempt 2
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zuhtu8v

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:00 AM (hVdx9)

438 Battlefield Vegas Trip attempt 2
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zuhtu8v

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:00 AM (hVdx9)


Nice pics, TKAW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 02:05 AM (2w1g0)

439 Time for me to go to bed. Night , all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2016 02:05 AM (2w1g0)

440 "Could be creditors, could be revenoors, "


Ah, the Revenuers. Gotcha. Like you, sitting here listeting to the thunder, the dogs going berserk, and, the cows in the distance.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 29, 2016 02:09 AM (9ym/8)

441 Nice pics, TKAW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Thanks. I cannot wait to get back there and try some different guns.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:09 AM (hVdx9)

442 MAx, thanks for the offer. As should be clear, I'm not yet in a position to buy anything - that is I'm still going from 0 to 60 on ARs. And just in first gear. But just for kicks, what sort of lowers are they?


Jim who has gone to sleep had some interesting tips there. Have a stone for hockey skates so I'm all set (and a dremel).


I am not averse to building my own. I have not messed around much with my existing toys, but I do completely disassemble them (aside from the XD), so I'm not afraid of basic stuff. Roll and starter punches are something I should probably have anyway.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 02:09 AM (QDnY+)

443 Goodnight AOP

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:11 AM (hVdx9)

444 * waves to farmer *

!

Suddenly, I feel the mists of Morpheus enfolding me.

To sleep, then, to rest the body and mind, to dream, and to imagine tomorrow can be better.

Or at least to wake up and find out what happens next.



Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

* props weary eyelids open with toothpicks *

Posted by: mindful webworker in the twilight zone at May 29, 2016 02:14 AM (GWm7j)

445
Well oone's an anderson and the other is defcon but don't get lost they're all standard and milspec with only custom exceptions THEY ARE ALL EXACTLY THE SAME. They MUST be or everything they attach to wouldn't fit.
Rule #1: brand name on lowers is absolutely irrelevant. Don't get lost.
Get the Sweeney ar books on amazon.

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 02:15 AM (0uuiT)

446 I plan on building an AK "pistol". Basically it will be an AK minus buttstock and that's it. Ok, I have a different gas block to use.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:17 AM (hVdx9)

447 Yep, nice pics from Vegas, Tillikum.


I met one of the owner/sponsors of the Big Sandy shoot a few years ago at my range, still have his number. Have never done it but for full-auto kicks it would be a good option.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 02:17 AM (QDnY+)

448 Thanks, MAx. Appreciate the info and tips.


A while back one the Ares Armor guys (it's confusing, there was some sort of split in the company, this part was the one still making ARs) came to the range and I opened up a small pistol range for him just so he could test-fire about 40 rifles.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 29, 2016 02:20 AM (QDnY+)

449 If any horde wrestling fans are on...if you have WWE Network you should watch Nakamura on NXT...

#KingOfStrongStyle

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:20 AM (g8Hfr)

450 I don't even understand that word map but I see we're yellow, so, word bitches. We spehl like bitches, mofos.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 29, 2016 02:20 AM (9ym/8)

451 446 I plan on building an AK "pistol". Basically it will be an AK minus buttstock and that's it. Ok, I have a different gas block to use.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:17 AM (hVdx9)



My understanding of the schizophrenic rules regarding firearms is that you can build a lower into an AR "pistol", fire a couple of rounds through it (preferably with documentation), then rebuild it into whatever you want as long as you want to.....but if you take a a lower and build an AR "rifle" with it, it is an illegal "short-barrelled rifle" if you subsequently build it into a pistol.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

452 Yep, nice pics from Vegas, Tillikum.


I met one of the owner/sponsors of the Big Sandy shoot a few years ago at my range, still have his number. Have never done it but for full-auto kicks it would be a good option.


Posted by: rhomboid
*****

Thanks. It was worth the trip. I went to them partly because the owner likes to hire veterans.
Even tho it was maybe a 2-3 second burst from the mini-gun, it was awe inspiring. I was roughly 5 feet away when he fired and I felt it in my chest and gut.
The Big Sandy is on my bucket list. I say you should go.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:24 AM (hVdx9)

453 451 Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

Eh "safe" way around that is to have the lower marked "pistol"....

depending on how the fall goes we will either see SBRs overtly outlawed by legislative action *or* we'll see ATF make a magic ruling just like the Pistol "brace."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:25 AM (g8Hfr)

454 TKAW, it never came up. You a vet?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 29, 2016 02:27 AM (9ym/8)

455 453 451 Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

Eh "safe" way around that is to have the lower marked "pistol"....

depending on how the fall goes we will either see SBRs overtly outlawed by legislative action *or* we'll see ATF make a magic ruling just like the Pistol "brace."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:25 AM (g8Hfr)



I wonder if it isn't a secret cabal of libertarians within the belly of the beast trying to ensure that everyone perceives the government as idiots.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

456 455 Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

If there were in ATF they could not do a better job of showing that the suits and politicians have no idea what they are talking about.

I am not happy the brace thing went down as it did, but it *was* a funny ride.

A hearing impaired shooter should sue the ATF in an EPA-Sierra Club WWE style lawsuit to have the stamp tax declared illegal since suppression is a public health issue for shooters.

I so want the right and their hidden allies in the leviathan to turn the left's lawfare bullshit antics back on them to reassert the rule of law.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:30 AM (g8Hfr)

457 My understanding of the schizophrenic rules regarding firearms is that you can build a lower into an AR "pistol", fire a couple of rounds through it (preferably with documentation), then rebuild it into whatever you want as long as you want to.....but if you take a a lower and build an AR "rifle" with it, it is an illegal "short-barrelled rifle" if you subsequently build it into a pistol.

Posted by: cthulhu
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It's basically like that. You don't even need to shoot it IIRC.
I kind of laugh about the whole "pistol" thing. So if I buy or build an AK-47 receiver, add everything except a buttstock (and make it so one cannot be added easily), it's a pistol and I can carry it loaded in my car.
Build a rifle and carry it loaded in my car and I have broken the law.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:31 AM (hVdx9)

458 456 455 Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

If there were in ATF they could not do a better job of showing that the suits and politicians have no idea what they are talking about.

I am not happy the brace thing went down as it did, but it *was* a funny ride.

A hearing impaired shooter should sue the ATF in an EPA-Sierra Club WWE style lawsuit to have the stamp tax declared illegal since suppression is a public health issue for shooters.

I so want the right and their hidden allies in the leviathan to turn the left's lawfare bullshit antics back on them to reassert the rule of law.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:30 AM (g8Hfr)




I should point also point out that autonomous quadcopters with facial-recognition software and a couple of crude short-barrel 12-ga payloads is far more dangerous than a guy struttin' around with a SBR AR.....and, IIRC, was predicted by Bruce Sterling in the early 90's.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

459 457 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:31 AM (hVdx9)

Gun laws are always schizoid.

It is a lot like the outlawing of shotguns in duster configuration because of the "Public Enemies" era.

Now they are slowly coming back in .45/.410 because of Pedersoli.

Silly IMHO because I have a hard time thinking of a better weapon for short range home defense.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:37 AM (g8Hfr)

460 Boy, have I got a good one for the book thread. W00t.

Posted by: rickl at May 29, 2016 02:40 AM (sdi6R)

461 TKAW, it never came up. You a vet?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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Nope. Unable to Serve. 4 years of high school ROTC and Clinton becomes president. All my friends who graduated before me said not to go in and wait for the next election to see if he gets bounced. If you recall he was castrating the military and my friends told me it was a miserable time to serve.
I was going to a community college and when I had graduated, planning to go to ASU where I could join their ROTC program. That is when I discovered I had inherited my father's tendency to have migraines. Well, back then that was a big disqualifier to serve at all.
Very frustrating. Before graduating HS I had turned down the Army recruiter. Had I passed a particular test I would have gone in as an E4.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:40 AM (hVdx9)

462 I am not happy the brace thing went down as it did, but it *was* a funny ride.

A hearing impaired shooter should sue the ATF in an EPA-Sierra Club WWE style lawsuit to have the stamp tax declared illegal since suppression is a public health issue for shooters.

I so want the right and their hidden allies in the leviathan to turn the left's lawfare bullshit antics back on them to reassert the rule of law.

Posted by: sven10077
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That would be beautiful. We need some people with deep pockets to do that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:42 AM (hVdx9)

463 457 My understanding of the schizophrenic rules regarding firearms is that you can build a lower into an AR "pistol", fire a couple of rounds through it (preferably with documentation), then rebuild it into whatever you want as long as you want to.....but if you take a a lower and build an AR "rifle" with it, it is an illegal "short-barrelled rifle" if you subsequently build it into a pistol.

Posted by: cthulhu
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It's basically like that. You don't even need to shoot it IIRC.
I kind of laugh about the whole "pistol" thing. So if I buy or build an AK-47 receiver, add everything except a buttstock (and make it so one cannot be added easily), it's a pistol and I can carry it loaded in my car.
Build a rifle and carry it loaded in my car and I have broken the law.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:31 AM (hVdx9)



It's so nonsensical that it might actually be a "cry for help" from the inside.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

464 It's so nonsensical that it might actually be a "cry for help" from the inside.

Posted by: cthulhu
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Makes me wonder if it's deliberate. Keep the peasants confused.

For more fun, take the butt off a rifle and run around with it and you have committed a crime.
Sybil wrote our gun laws.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:46 AM (hVdx9)

465
Need to be very clear that markings don't matter if the lower has ever had a rifle upper on it it's considered a rifle and putting a pistol upper back on it creates a "short-barreled rifle".
Having the two in the same room can easily be construed as "constructive intent".
Besides, AR pistols suck BAD anyways

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 02:48 AM (0uuiT)

466 My poor dad would have migraines that lasted days. I mean real deal, incapacitating migraines.
Mine incapacitate m e as well, but they last maybe 8 hours if untreated.

He tried to volunteer for Vietnam, but was rejected due to his migraines. Wonder if I'd be here if he had been accepted.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:49 AM (hVdx9)

467 Need to be very clear that markings don't matter if the lower has ever had a rifle upper on it it's considered a rifle and putting a pistol upper back on it creates a "short-barreled rifle".
Having the two in the same room can easily be construed as "constructive intent".
Besides, AR pistols suck BAD anyways

Posted by: MAx
****

Thank you MAx. You are dead right.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:51 AM (hVdx9)

468 465
Need to be very clear that markings don't matter if the lower has ever had a rifle upper on it it's considered a rifle and putting a pistol upper back on it creates a "short-barreled rifle".
Having the two in the same room can easily be construed as "constructive intent".
Besides, AR pistols suck BAD anyways

Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 02:48 AM (0uuiT)



I have seen some ink to the effect that firing rounds through it as a pistol makes it a potential "dual-use" lower, where popping its cherry as a rifle makes it always-and-forever a rifle.



Then, again, I fervently believe that the clear sense of the Second Amendment -- in the context of the history of the Revolutionary War -- means that civilians are entitled to any arms the military may bear, in addition to any they may privately devise.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

469 465 Posted by: MAx at May 29, 2016 02:48 AM (0uuiT)

http://www.atf.gov/files/regulations-rulings/rulings/atf-rulings/atf-ruling-2011-4.pdf

The other thing to remember is NEVER have a foregrip on an AR pistol....

that makes it an AOW...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 02:55 AM (g8Hfr)

470 The other thing to remember is NEVER have a foregrip on an AR pistol....

that makes it an AOW...


Posted by: sven10077
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That also applies to AK pistols.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 02:55 AM (hVdx9)

471 well it's an AOW unless of course the total length of the pistol is 26" and thus not "easily concealable" b/c the wonderful thing about ATF is the logic of their rules.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:00 AM (g8Hfr)

472 Lots of planes missing from yonder chart, mostly the various KingAir and Boeing widebody mods.

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:00 AM (Doh4+)

473 a 26" AR pistol....

that is 2 and a quarter feet....

but if you have a rifle that long and have removed the butt it is an AOW b/c "confusing is our middle name" at AT "Confusing" F

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:01 AM (g8Hfr)

474 I have seen some ink to the effect that firing rounds through it as a pistol makes it a potential "dual-use" lower, where popping its cherry as a rifle makes it always-and-forever a rifle.



Then, again, I fervently believe that the clear sense of the Second Amendment -- in the context of the history of the Revolutionary War -- means that civilians are entitled to any arms the military may bear, in addition to any they may privately devise.

Posted by: cthulhu
*****

The ATF has pulled some really sleazy crap. One thing they have done is claimed that having an AK-47 receiver AND the full auto trigger parts is proof of intent to illegally build a machinegun.
Years ago I bought an AK parts kit and I had a receiver ready to go. Sure enough, when I inspected the kit, the FA trigger parts were included. I quickly disposed of them just to be safe.
Imagine if I hadn't caught that and for whatever reason the ATF had dropped by. Could have been ugly.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:02 AM (hVdx9)

475 a 26" AR pistol....

that is 2 and a quarter feet....

but if you have a rifle that long and have removed the butt it is an AOW b/c "confusing is our middle name" at AT "Confusing" F

Posted by: sven10077
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Sounds like you could teach classes on the subject, Sven.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:03 AM (hVdx9)

476 So having STEN gun design files in 3D CAD/CAM script in the same room as computer controlled mill would be 'constructive intent'?

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:04 AM (Doh4+)

477 So having STEN gun design files in 3D CAD/CAM script in the same room as computer controlled mill would be 'constructive intent'?

Posted by: Jean
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I would not put it past some agents to try that argument.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:06 AM (hVdx9)

478 Tikkum, which lake ?

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:08 AM (Doh4+)

479 475 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:03 AM (hVdx9)

Eh...trust me I'd never claim expertise....

how could one there are in effect 56 or so "law givers" on the rules thanks to ATF's admin offices.

A range I used to go to in Ohio had an ATF agent who went there to work on his pistol marksmanship, I was not an AR guy at all then, I had just gotten out of the army and was wanting to go back to purer marksmanship so I mostly used Mil Surp bolt guns...

I had an SKS Sporter-D I used when I wanted to show off my semi-auto marksmanship...

I courted the wife in part by juggling a 2*4 with the SKS to a slow 5 count....

she was in awe...

ATF guy and I would jaw some, we were not "buddies" but definitely friendly acquaintances.

I had told him I wanted a Galil set-up I had seen a Mossad guy use it was essentially a 16" pistol with foregrip and a 608 style buttplate on the buffer tube short.

Guy did me the favor of taking out a scratch pad and writing out all of the THEN stupid rules that have only gotten dumber.

This was back in '94-95 IIRC definitely before 1996-97

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:09 AM (g8Hfr)

480 Tikkum, which lake ?

Posted by: Jean
****

You should be ok really...at least until Hillary takes power.
But if you are worried, pick a lake that your canoe will be stable on.
(nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:10 AM (hVdx9)

481 476 Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:04 AM (Doh4+)

It's worse than that...

having ANY open-bolt design with a mag leaves you vulnerable to some enterprising "agent" deciding you have a defacto slam-fire machine gun regardless of design.

ATF's magic powers over guns so far as CHARGING goes is off the hook.

*usually* you can find a judge to exert some sanity and sanction wild overreach, BUT it is expensive and *sometimes* you lose...

just not worth it IMHO no matter how much I want a Sterling MK-V

https://youtu.be/8KijBHAZY1o

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:12 AM (g8Hfr)

482 In case anyone has the slightest concern regarding the dishwasher swapout....we axed a Whirlpool and gained an LG LDS5040ST. Consumer Reports rated it a 75 -- and most of the higher ratings went to units in the $1300 range.....we paid $499.



The big thing with this model was its ability to lay down its tines -- we have two odd subsystems depending on dishwashers. First is an electrostatic precipitator on the HVAC in the attic -- its cells need dishwashed about monthly. Second is the hood above our cooktop -- its baffles need washing whenever the light comes on. Further, we frequently have to put the slow-cooker in the dishwasher -- and tines are in the way. The ability to configure racks was a major factor in its selection.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

483 Eh...trust me I'd never claim expertise....

how could one there are in effect 56 or so "law givers" on the rules thanks to ATF's admin offices.

A range I used to go to in Ohio had an ATF agent who went there to work on his pistol marksmanship, I was not an AR guy at all then, I had just gotten out of the army and was wanting to go back to purer marksmanship so I mostly used Mil Surp bolt guns...

I had an SKS Sporter-D I used when I wanted to show off my semi-auto marksmanship...

I courted the wife in part by juggling a 2*4 with the SKS to a slow 5 count....

she was in awe...

ATF guy and I would jaw some, we were not "buddies" but definitely friendly acquaintances.

I had told him I wanted a Galil set-up I had seen a Mossad guy use it was essentially a 16" pistol with foregrip and a 608 style buttplate on the buffer tube short.

Guy did me the favor of taking out a scratch pad and writing out all of the THEN stupid rules that have only gotten dumber.

This was back in '94-95 IIRC definitely before 1996-97

Posted by: sven10077
****

True. Even the feds seemed confused at times.
I am convinced the rules are screwy simply to harass gun owners. Darn us uppity peasants.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:14 AM (hVdx9)

484 It's worse than that...

having ANY open-bolt design with a mag leaves you vulnerable to some enterprising "agent" deciding you have a defacto slam-fire machine gun regardless of design.

ATF's magic powers over guns so far as CHARGING goes is off the hook.

*usually* you can find a judge to exert some sanity and sanction wild overreach, BUT it is expensive and *sometimes* you lose...

just not worth it IMHO no matter how much I want a Sterling MK-V

https://youtu.be/8KijBHAZY1o

Posted by: sven10077
*****

You are jogging many slumbering brain cells of mine tonight.
I had forgotten their dislike of open bolt firearms.

Jean, if you are planning on building a semi-auto Sten, you SHOULD be ok. Full auto...10 years minimum in club fed.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:17 AM (hVdx9)

485 483 Eh...trust me I'd never claim expertise....

how could one there are in effect 56 or so "law givers" on the rules thanks to ATF's admin offices.

A range I used to go to in Ohio had an ATF agent who went there to work on his pistol marksmanship, I was not an AR guy at all then, I had just gotten out of the army and was wanting to go back to purer marksmanship so I mostly used Mil Surp bolt guns...

I had an SKS Sporter-D I used when I wanted to show off my semi-auto marksmanship...

I courted the wife in part by juggling a 2*4 with the SKS to a slow 5 count....

she was in awe...

ATF guy and I would jaw some, we were not "buddies" but definitely friendly acquaintances.

I had told him I wanted a Galil set-up I had seen a Mossad guy use it was essentially a 16" pistol with foregrip and a 608 style buttplate on the buffer tube short.

Guy did me the favor of taking out a scratch pad and writing out all of the THEN stupid rules that have only gotten dumber.

This was back in '94-95 IIRC definitely before 1996-97

Posted by: sven10077
****

True. Even the feds seemed confused at times.
I am convinced the rules are screwy simply to harass gun owners. Darn us uppity peasants.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:14 AM (hVdx9)




If President Trump closes and shutters the ATF, I will love him as a saviour.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 29, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

486 Wait a sec...Galil's are piston driven....

it was just a 608 style non-collapsible pre t-6 style stock I guess...

anyway the Israeli had this oddball Galil set up to be worn on a single point rig under a coat...

was the coolest sbr/pistol set-up I've ever seen....

as short as a whippet.

http://garandthumb.com/remington-model-11-whippet/

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:22 AM (g8Hfr)

487 If President Trump closes and shutters the ATF, I will love him as a saviour.

Posted by: cthulhu
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Dream a little dream...
For a while the ATF was harassing gun stores and revoking their licenses over minor paperwork mistakes by employees. I think the courts and Congress slapped that stuff down for the most part.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:22 AM (hVdx9)

488 http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2015/01/22/new-iwi-us-galil-ace-jericho-pistols/

Something like these w/ a T-6ish "brace"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:23 AM (g8Hfr)

489 How would you build a semi-auto STEN? You'd have to redesign the weapon? The concept is simplicity.

Looking at the basic design, I think I could reduce part count and machining/assembly steps by 20%

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:27 AM (Doh4+)

490 Wait a sec...Galil's are piston driven....

it was just a 608 style non-collapsible pre t-6 style stock I guess...

anyway the Israeli had this oddball Galil set up to be worn on a single point rig under a coat...

was the coolest sbr/pistol set-up I've ever seen....

as short as a whippet.

http://garandthumb.com/remington-model-11-whippet/

Posted by: sven10077
*****

Yup. Basically a 5.56 AK with adjustable gas block.

One of the outlaws of the time had a whippet with a cut down stock and a leather strap he used to hang it off his shoulder.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:27 AM (hVdx9)

491 489 Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:27 AM (Doh4+)

It's been done, you alter the weapon to a closed bolt design.

http://indianapolisordnance.com/sten_mk3.html

http://semiautosten.com/

It alters the entire reason'd'atrie of the system but what can you do?

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:29 AM (g8Hfr)

492 How would you build a semi-auto STEN? You'd have to redesign the weapon? The concept is simplicity.

Looking at the basic design, I think I could reduce part count and machining/assembly steps by 20%

Posted by: Jean
****

I have only a passing familiarity, but IIRC it involves removing the fixed firing pin, drilling a channel for a floating firing pin, and modifying it so it fires from a closed bolt and semi-auto only.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:31 AM (hVdx9)

493 492 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:31 AM (hVdx9)

That would be correct, and Jean YOU are also correct...

literally ANYONE who can bake a cake can build stens with about 4 hours training and the tools to machine this simple weapon...

it *should* remind the Nanny Bloomby types that if they make all gin owners by definition outlaws it *will* have consequences in what type of kit is extant.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:32 AM (g8Hfr)

494 Then its not a sten anymore, what the fun in that.

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:33 AM (Doh4+)

495 willie nelson was given the gershwin award for songwriting. unlike the twain award for "lifetime" comedy work (will ferrell and tina fey but not mel brooks? oh yeah, they mocked republicans), the gershwin is actually based on merit. and nelson richly deserves it.

but i still think irving berlin is the greatest song writer ever,

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 29, 2016 03:34 AM (WTSFk)

496 494 Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:33 AM (Doh4+)

being able to have it at all....

Trust me, I am jealous of the Phillipines SOCom types having product-Improved Picatinny rail bearing M-3OSS SMGs...

They'd cost less than a Hi-Point to make new....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 29, 2016 03:35 AM (g8Hfr)

497 That would be correct, and Jean YOU are also correct...

literally ANYONE who can bake a cake can build stens with about 4 hours training and the tools to machine this simple weapon...

it *should* remind the Nanny Bloomby types that if they make all gin owners by definition outlaws it *will* have consequences in what type of kit is extant.

Posted by: sven10077
****

Rifled barrels are the last real obstacle.
Would love to learn how to build a machine that does it, even if it's the old school manual way.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:39 AM (hVdx9)

498 Trust me, I am jealous of the Phillipines SOCom types having product-Improved Picatinny rail bearing M-3OSS SMGs...

They'd cost less than a Hi-Point to make new....

Posted by: sven10077
****

The grease gun. (happy sigh)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:41 AM (hVdx9)

499 Woo hoo.
That was maybe another 2 hours of sleep.
At this rate, I should get a full 8 hours by Tuesday.

Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 03:45 AM (dPSy3)

500 Well I am out for the night.
Thank you Sven and MAx for pointing out critical firearms knowledge.
Goodnight you magnificent ba- umm people.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:46 AM (hVdx9)

501 Rifled barrels -- for a STEN it wouldn't be too hard or leave it out.

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:48 AM (Doh4+)

502 Good Morning Everyone.

Coffee helps me sleep. Even caffeinated Coffee does it to me. Have you tried copious amounts Chi?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 29, 2016 04:00 AM (WVsWD)

503 Good Night, good people ...

Posted by: Adriane the Nocturnal Critic ... at May 29, 2016 04:03 AM (AoK0a)

504 Good night, Tim in Il ...

Hopefully is was good coffee : -))

Posted by: Adriane the Nocturnal Critic ... at May 29, 2016 04:04 AM (AoK0a)

505 Good night Adriane.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 29, 2016 04:05 AM (XAbde)

506 Nite Nite Adrianne.

Coffee is always good until that damned last drop.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 29, 2016 04:06 AM (WVsWD)

507 Speaking of do it yourself weapons, at one time, complete plans for the old Soviet PPsh 41 Submachine gun were available online.

Less than 50 parts IIRC and all were stamped parts, again IIRC.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 29, 2016 04:08 AM (WVsWD)

508 Coffee helps me sleep. Even caffeinated Coffee does it to me. Have you tried copious amounts Chi?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
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I honestly couldn't tell you when I last had coffee. December? January?

Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 04:19 AM (dPSy3)

509 I seem to remember that alcoholic beverages help you get to sleep, if you don't mind that whole, deprive your brain of oxegen, thing.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 29, 2016 04:23 AM (WVsWD)

510 Oxygen even.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 29, 2016 04:34 AM (WVsWD)

511 Testing your theory with a bourbon now, Tim. Then maybe some of this free Herbal headache/sleep-aid medicine...

You know what i really like about antenna tv? Every night (morning) there is a 3 or 4 hour show called "gun tv" where they're selling guns & accessories. It's like QVC for Morons.
Used to have 150 cable channels, and I never saw this stuff.
I hope Liberal heads are exploding at the thought.

Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 04:38 AM (dPSy3)

512 I honestly couldn't tell you when I last had coffee. December? January?
Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 04:19 AM (dPSy3)

That is positively inhumane.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 29, 2016 04:40 AM (+YMhA)

513 That is positively inhumane.
Posted by: tcn in AK
--------------'
If it comforts you any, I may have microwaved a cup of Folger's instant once or twice since then.
OK. I'm a heathen...

Posted by: Chi at May 29, 2016 04:48 AM (dPSy3)

514 I'm combing through a lot of old emails as part of my loooong process of updating the Mohammed Image Archive.

In past years, Muslim troll/hacker types often signed me up (i.e. used my email address) for various Muslim religious advice newsletters -- presumably in an attempt to convert me, I guess.

Anyway, I saved some of these newsletters because they're just so absolutely insane and they reveal what jaw-dropping evil and lunacy lie at the heart of Islam.

Often the format is like an advice columnist, except instead of Dear Abby, it's famous clerics issuing fatwas or clarifications about various topics and questions sent in by readers.

One newsletter contained the following tidbits, which I just had to share with you all before deleting the email:

A reader asked "What happens to the children of Unbelievers when they die young? Do they go to Paradise (that is, Muslim Paradise), or Hell?"

Well, the clerics said it was a complicated question, because it had been answered in different ways in different hadiths over the centuries. But the general consensus was this:

The good news -- Yes, the children of non-Muslims do in fact go to Muslim Paradise when they die.

The bad news? They go to Muslim Paradise so they can be the slaves of the true Muslims there.

Ah, yes, little-known Muslim Facts that everyone in the media and academia sweeps under the rug. In Islamic belief your children -- you, the people reading this, and every non-Muslim child in the world -- gets to spend eternity as slaves to some terrorist who blew himself up to get into Paradise.

Got it. OK. Nice religion you got there.

There is another alternate theory, held in some fatwas, that non-Muslims don't go to Paradise or Hell -- because they're not human. Instead, being not actual human beings, infidels like you and I "are annihilated like animals..

Frankly, that sounds preferable to being a slave to a psychopathic murderer for the rest of time.

Posted by: zombie at May 29, 2016 05:30 AM (jBuUi)

515 We are letting in more of them everyday.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 29, 2016 05:42 AM (XAbde)

516 Hi-ho, horde.

Posted by: creeper at May 29, 2016 05:46 AM (MH4k8)

517 "I have only a passing familiarity, but IIRC it
involves removing the fixed firing pin, drilling a channel for a
floating firing pin, and modifying it so it fires from a closed bolt and
semi-auto only.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:31 AM (hVdx9)"

That is an additional complication. The original STEN gun could fire semi-auto. There was a selector switch that pushed through from side to side. Essentially, all it does is engage a disconnector so that once the trigger is pulled and the bolt is released, the sear is free to catch the bolt again the next time it goes fully to the rear. That just makes it a semi-auto gun that fires from an open bolt. Firing from an open bolt is not very accurate but then we are talking about rifling being optional so...

Posted by: Obnoxions A-Hole at May 29, 2016 05:47 AM (QHgTq)

518 There is plenty of reasons to hate Islam.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 29, 2016 05:48 AM (3wHFl)

519 "STEN gun" Haven't heard that phrase in fifty years.

Posted by: creeper at May 29, 2016 05:49 AM (MH4k8)

520 Posted by: zombie at May 29, 2016 05:30 AM (jBuUi)


Thank you for that information, zombie.


I have often thought that if Charles Manson invented a religion, it would be a lot like Islam.

Posted by: Obnoxions A-Hole at May 29, 2016 05:51 AM (QHgTq)

521 From what I remember of it David Koresh was a lot like Islam

Posted by: Skip at May 29, 2016 05:53 AM (3wHFl)

522 "489
How would you build a semi-auto STEN? You'd have to redesign the weapon? The concept is simplicity.



Looking at the basic design, I think I could reduce part count and machining/assembly steps by 20%

Posted by: Jean at May 29, 2016 03:27 AM (Doh4+)"

I think that was done for the Mark 7 STEN. The Mark 1 was designed and built with some things that were lying around in a bicycle repair shop. The Mark 7 was make by a toy manufacturer who had access to a more sophisticated factory and experience making stamped metal toys. I believe that the Mark 7 STEN cost a lot less to make once it was in production.

Posted by: Obnoxions A-Hole at May 29, 2016 05:57 AM (QHgTq)

523 "Rifled barrels are the last real obstacle.

Would love to learn how to build a machine that does it, even if it's the old school manual way.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Running With Scissors at May 29, 2016 03:39 AM (hVdx9)"

There are a couple of ways to make rifling machines. Here is one. The guy explains how the spiral is made in the video.

https://youtu.be/ou8nNBn5Cbs
I'll post another with a link to a youtube video of a sine bar rifling setup so that this does not get flagged as spam.

Posted by: Obnoxions A-Hole at May 29, 2016 06:11 AM (QHgTq)

524 Here is a you tube video or a rifling machine with a sine bar:


https://youtu.be/L_yemjfgkE0


As you can see, rifling a barrel is not some dark art. It can be done by building some relatively simple machinery. The tool that actually cuts the rifling can be cut from a hacksaw blade.

Posted by: Obnoxions A-Hole at May 29, 2016 06:14 AM (QHgTq)

525 And all you people gave me a hard time when I innocently asked about the possibility of Guam tipping over if we sent too many troops and equipment there.
That lady in LA. is even dumber than I am.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at May 29, 2016 08:00 AM (lcGgC)

526 "From what I remember of it David Koresh was a lot like Islam"

No beheading. I don't think they came after you if you sneaked off. Most of his followers probably had daddy issues.

Koresh was a pretty smooth prophet by most accounts. So he didn't need an army. They sold guns and ammunition to make money. The attack was probably as much about tax policy as gun control. It is not believable that the feds gave a rats ass about the kids. Not after the toasted them. The Feds worship Moloch.

Posted by: huh? at May 29, 2016 08:34 AM (CRXed)

527 "A rifle with a two inch barrel?"

Called a pistol. :-)

Posted by: huh? at May 29, 2016 08:38 AM (CRXed)

528 What's the income level to be considered 'upper middle class?'

250K plus or minus 50K depending on where you live. That's a two person family. 400K for family of four.

Difference between a musician and a large pizza?
A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Posted by: huh? at May 29, 2016 08:41 AM (CRXed)

529 "So it appears that scientists admit there is such a thing."

Scientists are now a priesthood who worship grants. They now have patrons and will testify in a court of law to anything their patrons think is or should be true.

Corrupted and contemptible. Isaac Newton weeps in heaven.

(Just a rhetorical device. No tears in heaven. There is no sadness, all is gladness.)

Posted by: huh? at May 29, 2016 08:51 AM (CRXed)

530 Thank God for the United States Marine Corps.

Posted by: Ramrod at May 29, 2016 08:57 AM (lcGgC)

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