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    Musings of an old man....

    Being old and retired, with lots of time on my hands, I started to notice the difference between nowadays, and when I first started on this board. Not so much with this board, but people in general.

    1. I like the pictures weevil posts of the bygone beauties, with their Beautiful red lips(tick). Until this fall, I hadn't watched TV in 15 years or so. I got to noticing lately, that in shows like "Timeless", and others, that the women don't seem to know how to apply lipstick properly. It looks like they keep their mouth closed and just run the tube back and forth across their lips once and call it good. They don't seem to know how to get it into the corners of their lips, but just run it up to the corners and stop. Always looks like the corners of their lips are squared off.

    2. Back in the day, any device that came out that would help one simulate automatic fire was a welcome thing. Everybody had their references,(...hell fire...trigger cranks...Gatling like on a tripod...et cetera....). Most were interested in owning something back then, and didn't poo poo them by saying they were just gadgets and they couldn't afford the ammo for them. Most understood that if you couldn't afford NFA weapons, these devices were something that could help put you on a par with the government armed foot soldier. They didn't really consider them "toys".
    But today, most people who post on boards say they see no use for a "bump stock", wouldn't own one as it would just be a waste of ammo, and a lot don't care if they're banned or not. They don't realize how things like this are a vast improvement over trying to bump fire with one hand controlling and one finger trying to remain stationary. Nor do they think it would be useful in the coming SHTF civil war they say they are waiting for. They seem to pin their hopes on "someone" overturning the NFA laws, rather than buy an article that might come in useful later.
    Read how some of the young folks carry on, and it would seem like they have no understanding of reality like the older folks have.

    3. "Trash can guns" is what a lot of young folks over at the black rifle site like to call AKs. I'd think that a lot of them never had to face a determined enemy armed with an AK, or an SKS for that matter. The closest I ever came to having my slick shot down was in Laos by a camp watcher armed with an SKS. They are by no means a "trash can gun". The M16/AR15 is a great weapons system. The AK is a tough, reliable and efficient weapons system. It does not need to shoot MOA at 200 meters. All it has to do is kill a man in combat, which it does with ruthless efficiency.

    4. And other things....
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    Very nice. We'd like to hear the "other things" as well.

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    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.
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    I am old and retired also. I remember all the devices you could buy at gun shows to simulate full auto. You could buy a Mac 10 at one table and be directed to another table to buy the "part" to run full auto, and it wasn't a trigger attachment. And of course I remember all the bashing of the AK platform. I'm glad I saved all the internals from the Romey kits I bought back in the day.
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    I never thought I'd see the day when AK clones would sell for more $$$ than AR rifles...but we're living in them.
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    Things are getting better here in Canada. Although the rules are getting tighter the average Joe is less inclined to be a stupid fudd. I remember back when I first started the common idea was that a bolt action .303 was good enough and all you need. A semi auto was a waste. If I had a dollar for every time I heard some old prick at a gun show say that an AK or AR is no good to hunt with because it will ruin the meat, i would have enough to buy one of each. The general attitude overall here among Canadian gun owners has come more in line with the US. Those old know it alls are either dying off or have learned the difference. Because i seldom hear stupid shit like that anymore. Right now Canada has the greatest number of firearms and firearms owners ever in the history of this country.
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    And yes. Women.... It is uncommon to see classic beauty anymore. Quite rare actually. Its all about showing as much bare skin as possible. Best chance of seeing properly applied lipstick these days is on a faggot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkalashnikov View Post
    I never thought I'd see the day when AK clones would sell for more $$$ than AR rifles...but we're living in them.
    Get a hold of a B West AK and disassemble it and sell the parts individually. Where a B West used to be considered worthless, the parts are like gold now days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    Best chance of seeing properly applied lipstick these days is on a faggot.
    Lol...how true that is.
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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.
    A bump stock alone won't win a war, but it would be one item in a "... well regulated militia...".

    The colonists couldn't have won the revolution fighting the British on their terms. They had to improvise. If any kind of civil insurrection comes to the USA, it could not be won on the military terms. The government would be forced to fight all out for a change to hold on to their power. The only way to mitigate the military's superiority would be to fight the war in the cities for the most part.
    Also, anyone engaging in insurrection will be considered a criminal, and must be prepared to be treated like one, sans the normal constitutional rights criminals have now days.

    Unfortunately, I'm too old and tired to do more than sit on my porch and wave a flag as history goes marching by.
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    While true I'd anticipate most of our items would derive from the various National Guard armories and military units that side with the population and or are liberated so to speak. Even the colonists were able to acquire cannon and mortar to gain some parity of force against the crown.

    We'ed most likely see a lot of lever guns and deer rifles too which a bump stock wouldn't play a part with. I agree on the urban aspects were knowledge and numbers in a guerilla warfare scenario could win out.
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    All we'd need to do to win a war against ANY military force would be to wear shirts with Hitlary's face on the front.

    There's no protection for the eyes on that tactic, and once seen, can't be unseen.

    Mind numbing, and puke worthy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarboy View Post
    Very nice. We'd like to hear the "other things" as well.
    How the younger guys who think that women should be clean shaven everywhere except their scalp. I bet they can't go down on a woman for oral sex if she has pubic hair. They probably couldn't eat a bowl of soup if they found a hair in it...even if they were starving. Wonder if they have to shave themselves before they masturbate?


    Or the people who buy $50,000 vehicles without a thought. How many thousand per cent is that over a $2,800.00 pickup back in 1968? But they pay it, and then complain that the auto makers' profits have gone up the same per cent age. They pay outrageous worthless dollars for a product, but gripe because the manufacture is having to make a profit off those same worthless dollars.
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    And yes. Women.... It is uncommon to see classic beauty anymore. Quite rare actually. Its all about showing as much bare skin as possible. Best chance of seeing properly applied lipstick these days is on a faggot.
    Hell women used to know how to walk and draw a mans look.
    While no one ever listens to me,
    I am constantly being told to be quiet.

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    I'm one of those guys who saves the bronze pennies fro change and pitches them into a container. Just thinking this morning looking thru my change that it's been 37 years or so since they quit making the bronze cent. I still remember when they switched from the "wheat back" to the Lincoln Memorial.

    I drove to the VA clinic for a blood draw the other day. Saw a billboard that said, "Pregnant? We can help.". Was a prolife center billboard. Was one of those times I wish I was filthy rich, so I could fuck with planned parenthood. I put up a sign that said, "Pregnant? We can help you kill that little beggar." Call Planned Parenthood at 555- DEADKID.

    Leaving the coffee shop this morning and a 20 something year old woman was walking in. One of the most strikingly beautiful woman I've ever seen. Walked away thinking it wasn't fair to old men for God to make a woman that Beautiful.

    Had something else on my mind, but forget what it was.
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    what i've noticed about a lot of women anymore, there's no style or flair . they just put on whatever fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Keller View Post




    what i've noticed about a lot of women anymore, there's no style or flair . they just put on whatever fits.
    Spend a lot of time in WalMart, huh?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    I'm one of those guys who saves the bronze pennies fro change and pitches them into a container. Just thinking this morning looking thru my change that it's been 37 years or so since they quit making the bronze cent. I still remember when they switched from the "wheat back" to the Lincoln Memorial.

    I drove to the VA clinic for a blood draw the other day. Saw a billboard that said, "Pregnant? We can help.". Was a prolife center billboard. Was one of those times I wish I was filthy rich, so I could fuck with planned parenthood. I put up a sign that said, "Pregnant? We can help you kill that little beggar." Call Planned Parenthood at 555- DEADKID.

    Leaving the coffee shop this morning and a 20 something year old woman was walking in. One of the most strikingly beautiful woman I've ever seen. Walked away thinking it wasn't fair to old men for God to make a woman that Beautiful.

    Had something else on my mind, but forget what it was.
    I was counting dollar bills this morning and came across a silver certificate printed in 57 my birth year.
    Just got it in general change somewhere.
    While no one ever listens to me,
    I am constantly being told to be quiet.

    In a world of snowflakes,
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    Quote Originally Posted by l921428x View Post
    I was counting dollar bills this morning and came across a silver certificate printed in 57 my birth year.
    Just got it in general change somewhere.
    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.
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    The last 2 interesting things that came to me or I found were .45 cent fell out of a vending machine
    and they were silver coins and my wife bought a bed frame from an empty home and I looked in a closet and
    on the shelf was a newspaper from one of the early moon shots.

    Actually I have 2 newspapers I found. Astronauts die in fire Jan 28 '67
    Men walk on moon July 21 1969
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    While no one ever listens to me,
    I am constantly being told to be quiet.

    In a world of snowflakes,
    be the heat..

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