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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    It's interesting some of the things we can come across in our daily lives. Several years ago I was looking around a 2nd hand thrift store, and found the Sunday comic page on my date of birth in 1949. It was from the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Another day I found a a 1949 Reader's Digest for the month I was born.
    In 1976 i helped the new owners of a bookstore near the ASU campus i used to frequent clean out the attic and basement of boxes full of old books and magazines. For helping they let me rifle through a few boxes of old National Geographics and take what i wanted. I have issues from november and december of 1941, febuary of 1942, a couple from 1952 my birth year ( with an article on indochina and the french involvement in the war ) and a 1932 and 1938 issue. The ads were interesting, you could buy a chrysler in 1938 for about 900 bucks
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    I saw a lawyer billboard on my route past the twin cities....... It said "You don't have to pretend to like your inlaws anymore"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    I saw a lawyer billboard on my route past the twin cities....... It said "You don't have to pretend to like your inlaws anymore"
    Divorce lawyer, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    I saw a lawyer billboard on my route past the twin cities....... It said "You don't have to pretend to like your inlaws anymore"


    I am so sick of pharmaceutical and lawyer ads on TV.

    First you see "For the constant, burning pain caused by the sight of liberals, ask your doctor about Fuck-A-Derm"

    Then next "If you or a loved one were prescribed Fuck-A-Derm and then died, call the law offices of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe. You may be entitled to a substantial cash award".

    Every other day.. a new drug, then a new lawyer ad. Jeez.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krupski View Post
    I am so sick of pharmaceutical and lawyer ads on TV.

    First you see "For the constant, burning pain caused by the sight of liberals, ask your doctor about Fuck-A-Derm"

    Then next "If you or a loved one were prescribed Fuck-A-Derm and then died, call the law offices of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe. You may be entitled to a substantial cash award".

    Every other day.. a new drug, then a new lawyer ad. Jeez.....
    There is a new partner at that law firm. It's now known as Dewey, Cheatem, Howe and Winn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepool View Post
    In 1976 i helped the new owners of a bookstore near the ASU campus i used to frequent clean out the attic and basement of boxes full of old books and magazines. For helping they let me rifle through a few boxes of old National Geographics and take what i wanted. I have issues from november and december of 1941, febuary of 1942, a couple from 1952 my birth year ( with an article on indochina and the french involvement in the war ) and a 1932 and 1938 issue. The ads were interesting, you could buy a chrysler in 1938 for about 900 bucks
    I remember that in 1971 you could buy a new Ford Pinto or a VW for $1900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeyman View Post
    There is a new partner at that law firm. It's now known as Dewey, Cheatem, Howe and Winn.

    I thought "Winn" changed his name to "Now"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Simmons View Post
    There's no accounting for taste these days. As far as the "gadgets" I'm not sold on the parity aspect. Full auto fire has its place in a military engagement but I don't see us prevailing in a civil war over well trained and equipped government troops because of a bump stock or similar device. The biggest asset they'll have is superior communications and coordination in addition to training. Our advantage should be in numbers, determination. Just my opinion but that being said I don't believe bump stocks should be banned or regulated.


    Disagree.

    (1) I seriously doubt that our own military would fire on American civilians. We aren't suicide bombers in a sandbox... we're their neighbors. A FEW might, but I'll bet their own brothers would put a stop to that.
    (2) Police, FBI, etc... don't make me laugh.
    (3) Communications? There are radios galore in the US... and lots of engineering types who know how to "make things work" (I'm one of them).
    (4) We have the numbers (both in bodies, weapons and ammo). A civil war could end up to be a terrible bloody mess, but don't think for one minute that "civilians" don't stand a chance.
    (5) As far as "coordination" is concerned, I would expect that a lot of US military personnel (both active and retired) would join the "resistance" and provide leadership, information and tactics.

    I put ALL my hopes on the assumption that most of our military people are GOOD people and they are GOOD AMERICANS and would not turn on their own Country... orders or not. If I'm wrong, then God help us all.

    Lastly, think about it... if you were a US soldier ordered to fire on US civilians, COULD you (morally) obey? WOULD you obey, knowing that the survivors can easily find out where you live?

    I think the government (or more specifically the left liberal communist democrats) want to disarm America simply because they KNOW their plans for totalitarian control of our every day lives can never happen while we are armed. That was kinda the point of the Second Amendment all along.......

    Let the liberals whine. I doubt anything will happen other than their empty heads finally exploding with frustration.
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    So, what's more dangerous than a pit bull with aids? The guy that gave it aids.

    How can atheist, who believe the universe was created by a big bang out of nothing, seriously think they are smarter than people who believe God created the universe out of nothing? I mean, it's the same theory of where the universe came from, (out of nothing), just a disagreement if it was done by nobody or by someone.

    Sometimes I wonder, if nothing escapes a black hole, neither mass or energy, then how does the force of gravity escape? Why is gravity not eventually contained within the event horizon, like everything else? I sometimes think that if mass and energy are two forms of the same thing, then why not gravity a third form of the first two? Much like the three forms of water, which is a vapor, liquid or solid.
    Whatever constitutes the universe exist as mass, energy or gravity. Call whatever that substance is "X', and say X exist as either mass, energy or gravity, but is only one thing with three different forms. BTW, I this theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    So, what's more dangerous than a pit bull with aids? The guy that gave it aids.

    How can atheist, who believe the universe was created by a big bang out of nothing, seriously think they are smarter than people who believe God created the universe out of nothing? I mean, it's the same theory of where the universe came from, (out of nothing), just a disagreement if it was done by nobody or by someone.

    Sometimes I wonder, if nothing escapes a black hole, neither mass or energy, then how does the force of gravity escape? Why is gravity not eventually contained within the event horizon, like everything else? I sometimes think that if mass and energy are two forms of the same thing, then why not gravity a third form of the first two? Much like the three forms of water, which is a vapor, liquid or solid.
    Whatever constitutes the universe exist as mass, energy or gravity. Call whatever that substance is "X', and say X exist as either mass, energy or gravity, but is only one thing with three different forms. BTW, I this theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l921428x View Post
    LOL... that's what I do sitting here in this lazy chair. I'm not sure either, but I like to about things.

    ETA: Krupski will be along later to explain things to us.
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    Well that is what he does.
    While no one ever listens to me,
    I am constantly being told to be quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    So, what's more dangerous than a pit bull with aids? The guy that gave it aids.

    How can atheist, who believe the universe was created by a big bang out of nothing, seriously think they are smarter than people who believe God created the universe out of nothing? I mean, it's the same theory of where the universe came from, (out of nothing), just a disagreement if it was done by nobody or by someone.

    Sometimes I wonder, if nothing escapes a black hole, neither mass or energy, then how does the force of gravity escape? Why is gravity not eventually contained within the event horizon, like everything else? I sometimes think that if mass and energy are two forms of the same thing, then why not gravity a third form of the first two? Much like the three forms of water, which is a vapor, liquid or solid.
    Whatever constitutes the universe exist as mass, energy or gravity. Call whatever that substance is "X', and say X exist as either mass, energy or gravity, but is only one thing with three different forms. BTW, I this theory.
    According to Einstein, gravity is a warp in the plane of space. The more massive an object is, the greater that object warps the space around it.

    A black hole has warped the space around it so much that the warp (hole) in the gravitational field around is so unbelievably deep that not even light can climb out of it.

    I don't think it is another form of something called, "X." It's the result of mass. Mass causes gravity and gravity affects objects within its field. It has no effect on anything outside of its field. Gravity, mass, and energy may be related, but I don't think they're different states of the same thing, like water is either gas, liquid, or solid.
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    And there was supposed to be dark matter........
    While no one ever listens to me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krupski View Post
    Disagree.

    (1) I seriously doubt that our own military would fire on American civilians. We aren't suicide bombers in a sandbox... we're their neighbors. A FEW might, but I'll bet their own brothers would put a stop to that.
    (2) Police, FBI, etc... don't make me laugh.
    (3) Communications? There are radios galore in the US... and lots of engineering types who know how to "make things work" (I'm one of them).
    (4) We have the numbers (both in bodies, weapons and ammo). A civil war could end up to be a terrible bloody mess, but don't think for one minute that "civilians" don't stand a chance.
    (5) As far as "coordination" is concerned, I would expect that a lot of US military personnel (both active and retired) would join the "resistance" and provide leadership, information and tactics.

    I put ALL my hopes on the assumption that most of our military people are GOOD people and they are GOOD AMERICANS and would not turn on their own Country... orders or not. If I'm wrong, then God help us all.

    Lastly, think about it... if you were a US soldier ordered to fire on US civilians, COULD you (morally) obey? WOULD you obey, knowing that the survivors can easily find out where you live?

    I think the government (or more specifically the left liberal communist democrats) want to disarm America simply because they KNOW their plans for totalitarian control of our every day lives can never happen while we are armed. That was kinda the point of the Second Amendment all along.......

    Let the liberals whine. I doubt anything will happen other than their empty heads finally exploding with frustration.
    Agree pretty much with your assessment, I know quite a few former servicemen from Marines to Army to Air Force and not one of them would follow orders to confiscate or kill Americans practicing their second amendment rights. Look at all the riots in today's age, it should be shoot on sight but no criminals died. Last time i think troops fired on Amercians wholesale was the Watts riots when rioters were firing on them? Granted in RS's defense we do have Ruby Ridge and Waco where the military indeed provided backup for the super brave FBI hostage rescue boys like Lon Horiuchi shooting a woman holding a baby or burning up men, women and children while shooting at those trying to escape........

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    Bear in mind if you are armed and or shooting at the military you are an enemy. Civilian no longer applies. At least that is likely to be their mindset.

    Sure their are lots of radios and the military can jam those frequencies. Even if they don't you have to figure out how to coordinate everyone. Not saying it can't happen just saying there are bigger issues than whether we have bump stocks.
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    Bear in mind that works both ways.
    While no one ever listens to me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by l921428x View Post
    Bear in mind that works both ways.
    I was referring to the comments about service members not following orders to shoot civilians. I doubt many would however as I posted earlier once you arm yourself and start shooting them that will likely change. Not sure what your comment above means exactly unless someone said civilians wouldn't shoot the military and I missed it? In the instance of a civil war both sides are the enemy regardless of their prior designation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    According to Einstein, gravity is a warp in the plane of space. The more massive an object is, the greater that object warps the space around it.

    A black hole has warped the space around it so much that the warp (hole) in the gravitational field around is so unbelievably deep that not even light can climb out of it.

    I don't think it is another form of something called, "X." It's the result of mass. Mass causes gravity and gravity affects objects within its field. It has no effect on anything outside of its field. Gravity, mass, and energy may be related, but I don't think they're different states of the same thing, like water is either gas, liquid, or solid.
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