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by Johnnyreb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Another reason to stay away from New Jersey
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Another reason to stay away from New Jersey

The other day at work a lady and her young son were there picking up a package that she had to sign for. She told her son it was from China and asked him if he knew where that was. The little boy boldly replied "Of course I know!" "So where is China?" his Mother asked him. The bo...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Moore or Less in Alabama?
Replies: 20
Views: 459

Re: Moore or Less in Alabama?

There is a claim that a high school yearbook "proves" he's lying about one of the accusers. Moore has demanded that yearbook for forensic testing of the ink and the handwriting. But after a week, I haven't seen one word about that yearbook being handed over. All I've seen about this has be...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Stupid is, as stupid does........
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Stupid is, as stupid does........

They keep calling it shoplifting, as if that doesn't mean they were stealing. Weren't the shades he stole worth about 400 bucks?
by Johnnyreb
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: No time for Berghdahl

After 9-11 the Senate issued a declaration of war on terrorism and anyone who supports same, with I think it was just one Dem voting no. And President Bush declared that war would be pursued regardless of national boundaries. Since then I don't recall that war ever being declared to be over. So the ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1142
Views: 108820

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat. I've got the old black and white movie, must have watched it a hundred times. One of my all time favs. But it occurred to me of late that I had never read the book. So now I have the book. It is fiction, but based on real stuff, Monsarrat served on corvettes and ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: No time for Berghdahl

And will this even count as a felony? So that he can't vote or own a gun?
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Unionized - outof a job the next day
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Unionized - outof a job the next day

Reminds me of an old news story from back during Obama's first term I think it was. A rich guy was going to open a mine, spend his money, start a new mine, and employ a bunch of people. And he got so much crap and bureaucracy (crap), that finally at a public meeting he just had enough and said to he...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: No time for Berghdahl
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: No time for Berghdahl

What is it with blaming this on Trump? Yes, he said that, so did probably 50 million other people. You want to blame someone for this utter travesty, blame the judge who let him walk with no prison when the scum deserted in the face of the enemy in a planned act during time of war while in the comba...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Puerto Rico Moves to Cancel Whitefish Contract
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Puerto Rico Moves to Cancel Whitefish Contract

I read a story the other day about the Corps of Engineers was supposed to get the power grid back up in 45 days, but at 35 days had made little progress and only 30% of Puerto Rico had power 6 weeks after the hurricane. And the Corps of Engineers was reported as saying progress has been hard due to ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Dealing with getting on evil mailing lists
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Dealing with getting on evil mailing lists

Return to sender will work only if it was sent to you first class mail, or if it has some kind of "service requested" deal on it. And the right term for that is to tell us at the Post Office that it is "Refused". Now the idea of taping the return envelope to a brick has a little ...
by Johnnyreb
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

It's amusing. Amazon's founder supports liberal stuff all over the place. Yet Seattle has become so crazy even Bezos wants to leave.
by Johnnyreb
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Having white kids is racist
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Having white kids is racist

So is it me or does she have crazy eyes?
by Johnnyreb
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Dealing with getting on evil mailing lists
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Dealing with getting on evil mailing lists

When you get stuff that is adult material there's a thing you can do to block it through the post office. But mailing lists.. not much you can do. When they mailed it to you they paid the post office to deliver it, so we deliver it. There is no block for junk mail. Frankly if there was, there would ...
by Johnnyreb
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Is Jiminez any good?
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Is Jiminez any good?

I was down at a pawn shop today, picked up a nice Ruger 22 revolver for 200 bucks because I felt like it. And he had several Jiminez? .380 pistols, little pocket guns for about that same amount. I don't actually have any compact or subcompact handguns. Nor do I have something in .380. So do these li...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: World War I
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: World War I

The Orange plan was made when the fleet was burning coal. The world had watched what happens to a worn out fleet of ships at the end of a long voyage when the Japanese fleet, all fresh, took out the Russian fleet, worn out and in bad need of refit and unable to make normal full speed, with lousy cre...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Fired Over Fruit Because Fruit Is Racist
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: Fired Over Fruit Because Fruit Is Racist

Oh well, it's Detroit. What sane white guy would want to go work in Detroit?
by Johnnyreb
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: World War I
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: World War I

WWI was not our business and Wilson made it our business against the people's will. But on the other hand, if we had stayed out of WWI... that would not have stopped the revolution in Russia, it would not have stopped Lenin or Stalin though a negotiated peace would certainly have prevented Hitler. B...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Some Marines cannot re-up due to tattoos
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Some Marines cannot re-up due to tattoos

I wonder a bit about this. Back in the 90s when I was doing college, I was friends or knew about half a dozen guys who had served in the Navy and then went to college. All of them joined the army reserve when they got out, and all of them said it was so that the Navy could not recall them to active ...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 2054

Re: Eclipse

I missed it in Arkansas. We might have gone outside to look, but there were just two of us mail clerks there and the line was all the way to the door for half an hour, so I missed it.
by Johnnyreb
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

The Fox story made a brief mention of someone saying young officers don't get the level of training that they used to get. And also mentioned 2 cruisers that of late one ran aground and spilled 1000 gallons fuel and another hit a South Korean fishing boat.
by Johnnyreb
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Now that's just low
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Now that's just low

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/21/texas-man-tries-to-plant-bomb-on-confederate-statue-officials-say.html Some jerk just tried to blow up a statue of Dick Dowling, the man who won the Battle of Sabine Pass during the Civil War, one of the most lopsided military victories you ever saw. He was an Ir...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Red Handed
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: Red Handed

Franklin is famous for saying we have a Republic, if we can keep it. When people are cheating on our elections, we're not keeping it are we? That's why I favor election fraud as treason. You can't expect your govt. to work like it should, within the rules laid down in the Constitution, when people a...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1142
Views: 108820

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Suic...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Red Handed
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: Red Handed

Only 100 days? For cheating in an election it should have been 20 with no parole. Personally I've thought for years that cheating in an election should be a treason charge.
by Johnnyreb
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1142
Views: 108820

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Picked an old favorite off the shelf today. Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmer's Daughter. First book of a trilogy about the creation of a paladin. Always wanted to see that one turned into a movie. But I guess a story with very little swearing and no graphic sex doesn't have much chance these days.
by Johnnyreb
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Kid Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Kid Rock

So Kid Rock is talking about maybe running for the Senate in Michigan.

And the experts are all saying nah, no chance. Will Trumpism last? etc.

But you know, I have to ask in reply... so how long has Al Franken been a Senator?

If a failed comedian can do it. Why can't a successful Rock Star?
by Johnnyreb
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise

Well, I've always figured someone who wants to violently overthrow our govt and constitution falls under "enemies". Like those antifa people. That's what they want, since they are commies, to overthrow our constitution and replace it with Karl Marx. But no matter what violence they do, I d...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise

I haven't heard of the news or the govt. calling it an act of treason. He was trying to change the govt by killing the party that won the election, overthrow and treason.
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 10, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday BobbyK (34), Nicodemus (34)
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Happy Birthday BobbyK (34), Nicodemus (34)

Happy Birthday!
by Johnnyreb
Mon May 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Johnnyreb (49)
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Happy Birthday Johnnyreb (49)

Thanks guys.
by Johnnyreb
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Louisiana aims to savagely cut own throat with "Streaming Tax"
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: Louisiana aims to savagely cut own throat with "Streaming Tax"

Well, in Arkansas we are now paying sales tax on Amazon, It happened to me just last month when I was buying more books.
by Johnnyreb
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: US Missiles Fired Into Syria
Replies: 37
Views: 2540

Re: US Missiles Fired Into Syria

I caught a bit of video purportedly showing the aftermath of the attack, injured people, dead kids, etc. And half a dozen still images, mostly of people who are still alive being treated. The still alive part is what I question. Those kids and the 3 men in the white plastic suits and the oxygen mask...
by Johnnyreb
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Navy/USMC trainer pilot strike.
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Navy/USMC trainer pilot strike.

The part that got me was how this has been a problem for 5 or 6 years. Since when has mighty America gotten to where something like this, that is a threat to the life of every pilot that flies that thing every time they fly it, can go on that long until the pilots have to mutiny en mass to get somet...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Why don't holster makers make smartphone holsters?
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

Re: Why don't holster makers make smartphone holsters?

Find a leather worker. At work I see several such who make both gun holsters and phone holsters.
by Johnnyreb
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Shia LeBouf epically trolled
Replies: 106
Views: 6203

Re: Shia LeBouf epically trolled

This reminds me of that time some fool threatened Kim years ago. And in less than a day members of the Nation of Riflemen had tracked his IP, located the basement of his mom's house and posted google earth pics of that house with name and address, and personal details, etc. etc. :lol:
by Johnnyreb
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Don't Blame Gun Stores for Crime
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: Don't Blame Gun Stores for Crime

I didn't think much of that story. The writer tried to make it sound like big deal... until you realise that it was 150 guns stolen over 4 years and at least 100 of them was from one crime. And the story DOES NOT say all of them were stolen in a train yard in Chicago. It says "The Bureau of Alc...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Ringling Brothers Circus shutting down
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Ringling Brothers Circus shutting down

I got to speak with a man that works for a small circus that comes to town every year right about when that news went out. He said it was more than PETA harrasment and lawsuits. It was a number of things, rising costs, less interest and attention span from kids, etc. And they all combined to make Ri...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Connie
Replies: 35
Views: 2874

Re: Connie

My condolences and sympathy on Connie's passing. I still remember that French toast and bacon she fixed up at the big meet in Dallas. We didn't shoot much due to the rain. But sitting around their house enjoying the conversation was well worth the trip.
by Johnnyreb
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Eric Holder gets a new job
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Eric Holder gets a new job

I just read on the Fox news site that California has hired Eric Holder to help them fight Trump.

Somehow I just can't be upset about this, since the state of California just hired what is very probably the worst, most incompetent USAG we've ever had to fight Trump.
by Johnnyreb
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California targets dairy cows to combat global warming
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

The really sad thing is that this means somewhere high in the California state govt. is someone who thinks he is so powerful he can tell a cow how much she is allowed to fart.
by Johnnyreb
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Greetings from the sky
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Greetings from the sky

Ran across this on youtube last night. The Russian version of the warrior song. It's worth a watch. This version has english subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlQ6KqTlyfk
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: A-10: Like a zombie, back from the dead!!!
Replies: 102
Views: 9500

Re: A-10: Like a zombie, back from the dead!!!

If I recall right, back under Bill Clinton the Air Force was going to retire the A-10. And the A-10 pilots responded by formally requesting, en masse, that they be transferred with aircraft to the Army. Soon after, the Air Force dropped the matter and kept them. Ever since the Key West Agreement of ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: A well regulated militia
Replies: 53
Views: 10200

Re: A well regulated militia

I read something about this years back, in a book about gun culture in different countries printed at least 10 years ago I think it was. It talked about how Latvia, Estonia, etc., after they were freed from the soviet union, kept the communist gun laws that kept most of the population unarmed. The g...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Well, I voted
Replies: 52
Views: 6939

Re: Well, I voted

Well, I was just down in Texas to visit my mother. I came back with my Texas voters registration card, sent to my mother's house. Last year I got a Port Arthur, Tx jury summons in the mail, at my mother's house. I moved here to Arkansas in Oct. of 07. It really makes me wonder how many times I've vo...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The world got a lot less bright yesterday
Replies: 43
Views: 9535

Re: The world got a lot less bright yesterday

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have no wife, but in the past few years I have lost my sister, my only sibling, to cancer and the step-father who has been there since I was 4 to a heart attack 1 year and 1 week later. There is always grief when you lose someone close, and it can really take you...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: The Siege of Jadotville on Netflix
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: The Siege of Jadotville on Netflix

The Irish Sgt. and a few others had SMGs, and they fired them a lot at people who were not close in. I kept thinking that was just a waste of ammo.
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: The Siege of Jadotville on Netflix
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

The Siege of Jadotville on Netflix

Happened to watch this a few weeks back. It was one of the added today movies and I wanted to watch a war movie. Learned myself something new in history. 1961 in the Congo. Katanga province, the place where we got the uranium from for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A leader was trying to break off from the...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$
Replies: 50
Views: 3021

Re: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$

What's disgusting is all the Republicans who are just downright HAPPY to denounce Trump a month away from the election for some dumb guy thing he said over a decade ago. Like not one of them has ever said something in their whole lives that women would not appreciate knowing they said. What next, wi...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: It is the Grail!
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: It is the Grail!

It's the I.O. one. Been doing some webfu on it. One of the reasons I was so pleased to snag it is because it came with the ammo. All those nice metal surplus tokarov boxes of ammo went away apparently the day before I got that CZ52 pistol. And no pic. I once had a cell phone. But for all the use I p...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: It is the Grail!
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

It is the Grail!

Okay, A grail, not THE Grail. The Grail is currently an FG42 that shoot 7.62 NATO. (no pics, no cell phone). I went to the gun show today with a cool grand in cash telling myself I would get a .22 pistol with a threaded barrel, or an AR, or just maybe there would be a Colt Python around (there never...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: New MHI Book Coming Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: New MHI Book Coming Out

Ringo said he wrote both Monster Hunter books in a month. Well I started reading Grunge yesterday and finished it this afternoon. Ringo needs to write faster.

And do another Kildar book.
by Johnnyreb
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: "Second Amendment People"
Replies: 27
Views: 2492

Re: "Second Amendment People"

Fox had a story this week about how Hillary is bashing Trump's economic policies and it explained how Trump's stuff is about the same thing JFK and Reagan were in favor of economically.. So how is it that when Trump says its a good idea, it is magically a bad, "dangerous" idea? But when Re...
by Johnnyreb
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: "Second Amendment People"
Replies: 27
Views: 2492

Re: "Second Amendment People"

The press chanted Trump can't win about 16 times with lots of nice charts and statistics and were dead wrong every time. And now they are chanting Trump won't win with lots of nice charts and statistics. So why are so many believing them this time? Even Fox news stuck a big chart on their website cl...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 7.5 FK/FK BRNO Field Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: 7.5 FK/FK BRNO Field Pistol

From watching that testing video, I kinda want one. Of course I've been wanting to see something with a double column magazine shooting the 7.62x25 round too.
by Johnnyreb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1142
Views: 108820

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

I didn't remember which box of books to look in when I got the bug for them so I bought new copies of the Forever War, the authors version with stuff that got left out of earlier versions, and Starship Troopers. Reading Starship Troopers, after so long a time since the last time, has reminded me jus...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: More info or Iran abducting US Sailors?
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: More info or Iran abducting US Sailors?

In the video bits I've seen of those 2 boats, it looks like they had some MGs aboard. But I have yet to see or hear it stated that they had any small arms with them. I have also not yet heard it said they even had any ammo. Give the Obama rules of engagement, I would not be at all surprised to learn...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Russians harass US diplomats, Kerry sent.
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Russians harass US diplomats, Kerry sent.

Is there anyone who is still sharing information with the US gov? If I were another country, I would not, not as long as Obama or Hillary were in charge. Take the Israelis, we've probably gotten lots of good terrorist info from them over the years. But Obama is their enemy. He has made it clear. If ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Char B1 bis Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: Char B1 bis Tank

Before Guderian wrote his book about the Blitzkrieg, Charles DeGaulle wrote a book about mechanized warfare. Only a few hundred copies were sold in France, who totally ignored the notion that their motorized pillboxes might be more useful if they moved faster than 3 MPH. The Germans, if I recall rig...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3748

Re: BBC says Brexit Passed.

The British have voted to be British. And all over western Europe, elites are stunned. How, how could they want to be British? :o :lol:
by Johnnyreb
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Mass shooting at gay night club in Orlando
Replies: 76
Views: 6621

Re: Possible mass shooting at gay night club in Orlando

I don't see it on the FOX site at present, but I thought I read earlier that this guy was a security guard and had a Florida Firearms License? What I guess is the Florida version of a CCL? This guy was eyeballed at least twice by the Feds in the past five years, he had to be on their watch lists. So...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Mass shooting at gay night club in Orlando
Replies: 76
Views: 6621

Re: Possible mass shooting at gay night club in Orlando

Well, FOX is saying 50 dead, 53 wounded now. Actually, it is a miracle the enemy haven't done this a lot more often and started doing it some years ago. You don't need a bomb to make a big terror attack in America. All you need is a gun or three and plenty of spare magazines. But yes, the press and ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Is 22LR back?
Replies: 37
Views: 5753

Re: Is 22LR back?

It sure isn't back where I am. But the way things are going, even if the .22 does come back, it will be 2-3 times the price it used to be. And in the meantime, have you noticed how commie surplus cases of 7.62x54R have all but disappeared. What you can get of that is selling for nearly what I pay fo...
by Johnnyreb
Mon May 30, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: New $20 bills...
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: New $20 bills...

Jackson did fight well once he got there. But his force marching to make up for his delays cost him half his corp's fighting strength. That was his big flaw. Longstreet didn't have this flaw, he got his men there in good time and decently rested. But his flaw was that the only opinions he cared to h...
by Johnnyreb
Mon May 30, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California raises minimum wage to $15/hour
Replies: 50
Views: 4054

Re: California raises minimum wage to $15/hour

When California started talking in the news about this, there was a story about Wendy's fast food chain announcing their intent to create automated kiosks to replace workers. Want to bet they'll be doing that in California first? Not long ago, a week or so? A former McDonald's CEO was on FOX talking...
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 18, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Johnnyreb (48)
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Happy Birthday Johnnyreb (48)

Thanks. Somebody at work might have done some cake for me, but I always give myself that week off. :D
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 18, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: The Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: The Great War

Have you ever truly wanted to understand the word Balkanised? Michael Mahoney can explain it to you. I know, he lives here in my town, a retired Postmaster who is really into the history of Eastern Europe and the Balkan States. He has published 2 books on the subject so far. They weren't just killin...
by Johnnyreb
Fri May 13, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: New $20 bills...
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: New $20 bills...

Good grief, I used the spell check on that. :lol: And I do mean Andrew Jackson. The reason he is on the money is because if he had not been president, the history of our country would be a different story. Aside from facing off with South Carolina over a tariff and being the first President to deny ...
by Johnnyreb
Fri May 13, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Venezuela - Killing th opposition now
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Venezuela - Killing th opposition now

I won't say that we should do something about this, send in the troops. In this modern world of ours, no one who can read and write can honestly claim they could not have known what happens to a country that goes over to socialism and dictatorship. Chavez was an army officer who previously tried to ...
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 11, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Star Trek Continues
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Star Trek Continues

And the voice of the ship's computer is the lady who played Counselor Troy on the Next Generation.


edit: Just watched Axanar. I really hope they can get their feature length film done.
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 11, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: neat netflix movie
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: neat netflix movie

Actually, there is a Downfall parody in the movie, a pretty good one. But not Hitler, it is a TV producer guy who is Hitler's enemy and tries to put a political knife in his back. Not because he opposes Hitler, but because he thought he was going to be the boss of the network and instead a woman got...
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 11, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Good officers and recruitment areas
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Good officers and recruitment areas

*Threadjack* I feel compelled to defend this base accusation against the gnat. There are gnats here where I live, and if just one is in the house, and one always is. That gnat is right here with me, constantly, with mindless, endless, determination trying to land on my face, get behind my glasses, o...
by Johnnyreb
Wed May 11, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: New $20 bills...
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: New $20 bills...

The problem I have with this is, actually, Harriet Tubman. I'm just tired of seeing her constantly treated as some kind of giant of history, of greater stature than those who actually were the giants. Way back when, a few months before my oldest niece dropped out of high school, (and I didn't blame ...
by Johnnyreb
Tue May 10, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Star Trek Continues
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Star Trek Continues

Came across this site too. A group of people, a 10k square foot building filled with sets as authentic as they can get them. And 6 new full length Star Trek episodes, done as faithfully to the original Star Trek as they can get it. Sure the guy playing Kirk doesn't sound just like Shatner, but if he...
by Johnnyreb
Tue May 10, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: neat netflix movie
Replies: 5
Views: 767

neat netflix movie

My best friend talked me into finally getting netflix on the computer just to see this movie. I cut the cable going on a year ago, just have internet and a landline now, no cell phone either. The movie is a German movie with english subtitles called "Look Who's Back". The movie takes Hitle...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 11253

Re: Windows 10

Now I can't find it but earlier this evening some 5 hours back, I wandered through a story about Windows 10 and how it spies on you. It makes me glad I still refuse to let it upgrade, esp. since on several occasions the damned thing has tried to upgrade me without asking permission. The article said...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Battletech Kickstarter
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Battletech Kickstarter

I've been looking forward to seeing the game on a disk for a long time. Megamek is nice, but they are a shoestring operation. No serious funding. Now if they can just make it with custom stuff doable in the design rules like I can do with the Heavymetal programs that would be great. And since it is ...
by Johnnyreb
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Amazon shoots it self in the foot?
Replies: 21
Views: 2511

Re: Amazon shoots it self in the foot?

UPS and Fedex both couldn't do what the Post Office does on their best day. Together they don't handle but a small fraction of the packages that head out every single day. And they both drop off parcels by the pallet to be delivered "the last mile" at every post office in the nation every ...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships
Replies: 132
Views: 13076

Re: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships

Nah, if the US ships had realistic torps half of them wouldn't run true and most of the rest would not go boom upon hitting something. As it is, US ships in the game have US torps range, which is much less than the Japanese, and also a lot slower than the Japanese ones. And yet time and time again I...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships
Replies: 132
Views: 13076

Re: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships

I'm having a lot of fun in this game. Though so far I'm not sure I will get into the carriers. BB's can be fun if used right. Though so far I've only gotten the starter Japanese BB and the Wyoming class one, which I'm going to keep. 6 turrets, I'm having trouble believing that moving up to a higher ...
by Johnnyreb
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: GC fundraiser
Replies: 111
Views: 46386

Re: GC fundraiser

Ok, I finally noticed this thread. Sent in $25 via paypal.
by Johnnyreb
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Dude Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Dude Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn

That guy is 60, 61? Aside from the jail, he just kissed his Postal pension goodbye. He had a USPS logo on his ride no less. One way or another he's going to start wondering if the price he is going to pay for this stunt was worth it.
by Johnnyreb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Webcomic List
Replies: 22
Views: 2615

Re: Webcomic List

One of my more recent finds is Spying With Lana. Fun, but not a comic rated for kids.

http://spyingwithlana.com/comic/ma26/
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: ATF may try to reclassify M855...
Replies: 42
Views: 2769

Re: ATF may try to reclassify M855...

Got home a few minutes back and saw Fox News website has posted the story. Pretty short story, but at least now more people know. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/26/obama-to-ban-bullets-by-executive-action-threatens-top-selling-ar-15-rifle/ I remember back in the 1st term, when Obama was mak...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: John Ringo "Black Tide Rising" series
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: John Ringo "Black Tide Rising" series

He mentioned that there was a story someone else was doing about Lt. Chin? I've wondered if that would be where the one who did the virus would get his. But yeah, somebody needs to tell us what became of the brother and so forth. I've read a bunch of zombie stuff the past couple of years and I think...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: 70 years after the Dresden raids
Replies: 48
Views: 3311

Re: 70 years after the Dresden raids

The Japanese need to seriously stop lying to themselves about atrocities their troops did during the war and acting like none of it was their fault. But at the same time, I think they remember better than we do that after they surrendered we tried and executed over 6,000 or their officers, while the...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Underrated and Under Appreciated Generals
Replies: 36
Views: 2483

Re: Underrated and Under Appreciated Generals

Marshal was not a battlefield general and in his own words he was given command over what was at best a third rate army in 1939. He made it the force capable of fighting the war and he picked the men who led it in combat. In 3 years he increased the size of the US Army by times 40. In China, well on...
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: X-Box and World of Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: X-Box and World of Tanks

Give War Thunder a try. They started with airplanes and now they have tanks in the battle too. They are working on ships.
by Johnnyreb
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: .22lr, I scored some.
Replies: 44
Views: 8173

Re: .22lr, I scored some.

Greg, you are thinking 500 rounds. Federal Automatch is 325 rounds in a box. I paid 18-something each for them, about 6 cents a round. The stuff I found online, same box, was about 12 cents a round not counting shipping. I won't pay that for 22, that's more than I used to pay for Mosin commie surplu...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Underrated and Under Appreciated Generals
Replies: 36
Views: 2483

Re: Underrated and Under Appreciated Generals

George Marshall. All those other generals in WWII were men he picked. He built and trained the US Army that fought in WWII. He became Chief of Staff on Sept. 1 1939, the day Hitler invaded Poland. He flatly refused to do a memoir, refusing to embarrass anybody with what he might say. I put this vide...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Over-Rated or Really Terrible Generals
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: Over-Rated or Really Terrible Generals

Another interesting viewpoint on bad generalship is this video about how the army stopped relieving senior officers. Called "Why Our Generals Were More Successful in WWII. Worth a watch if you are into history. The US Army War College channel has some good stuff too. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Over-Rated or Really Terrible Generals
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: Over-Rated or Really Terrible Generals

You should read John S. Thomason's bio of J.E.B. Stuart. It was the first bio of Stuart and it convinced me that he was the best general Lee had. As an aside, Lee was the best, but even the best can have a bad day. Lee was an old guy, pretty old for active service, and not feeling so great physicall...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: .22lr, I scored some.
Replies: 44
Views: 8173

Re: .22lr, I scored some.

The Wal-mart here is still dry on .22lr, though it has a lot of 9mm lately. The past weekend I went there on a Sunday night because I was all out of milk and saw 22 there on the shelf for the first time in a couple of years. Snagged 3 boxes of Federal Automatch, cause that was 225 rounds more per bo...
by Johnnyreb
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: On an AK, "you don't need to do all this."
Replies: 104
Views: 5843

Re: On an AK, "you don't need to do all this."

While most of you are battling hand to hand at the barricade yelling AR! AK!, a few of us will be somewhat behind the barricade looking at you with the scopes on our Swiss K31s debating whose side we're going to let win. :D
by Johnnyreb
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships
Replies: 132
Views: 13076

Re: USS Ranger CV-4 From World of Warships

I forget the channel, but there are vids on youtube about various ship classes. Just a pic with voice narration about that class, its features, service history, etc. what became of various ships and so forth. The one on the USS Ranger talked about how her own Captain estimated the ship was so badly ...
by Johnnyreb
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Survival Horror Books And Video Games
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: What Are Your Favorite Survival Horror Books And Video G

I just started playing Dead Island a week back, liking it pretty well.
by Johnnyreb
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 10 years as a community
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: 10 years as a community

10 years is awesome. Here's to ten more.
by Johnnyreb
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Is this under gear or knives? You decide.
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Is this under gear or knives? You decide.

I don't know if this comes under gear since you attach it to an AR-15 or under knives, since it has knives in it.

But somehow I think that if someone here doesn't already have one. They want one. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LmzAeQqNM
by Johnnyreb
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: The Commanche and the Albatross
Replies: 96
Views: 8400

Re: The Commanche and the Albatross

That's the one. And from the wiki the US Air Force is buying 200 of them. Or at least they would if the runner up hadn't yelled for a lawyer and went to court over it. It said the court case would be heard in 2012. Since when can the thing you don't buy take you to court to force you to buy it anywa...
by Johnnyreb
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: The Final Countdown (movie)
Replies: 38
Views: 2128

Re: The Final Countdown (movie)

Destroyermen is a series about two Fletcher class destroyers and one very nasty Japanese heavy cruiser going back to a pre-gunpowder, sailing era. Protagonists are evolved lemurs (Lemurians) and antagonists are evolved, though not too bright, lizards (Grick.) It is notable that not only did they ex...
by Johnnyreb
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Lindsey Stirling - just WOW
Replies: 33
Views: 1927

Re: Lindsey Stirling - just WOW

Ok, let's toss in a few I keep going back to. Saint James Ballroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHCgp-jA8SY Beth Patterson playing a heavy metal song with a Bouzouki. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvZp4SdVsOg Maluka, in Mexico I think. She's does covers of game songs and I think now she's getting...

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