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I am so very sorry...our canine friends are such a special part of our lives. You wrote beautifully of him...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on My Buddy Passed Today
@ArcticWarrior@Recon6@momengineerIn every zombie story I have read, the virus or whatever caused them to be the walking dead also slows down decay...otherwise, yeah, the south would be the place to be- they wouldn't last a summer. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Navy SEAL Advice For The Writers Of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
@Rod NYep...It frustrates me that they have a seemingly unending supply of gas...which would be bad/useless at that point anyway...
@JohnChristopher1You raise a good point, I didn't consider the "hey watch this!" factor....
@Recon6@momengineerRecon...but they are bottom feeders, and in a zombie apocalypse, I don't want to be eating anything that might be nibbling on a zombie. (I have a much too boring commute where I have actually considered this aspect). Catfish are actually the only thing on my list that I have eaten irl ;)
As one of the few females around here, I'm going to chime in on the female issue...it's the same argument as women in spec.ops units. "generally" speaking, men are stronger, faster, more physically able to outrun the "zombies", etc. so the %of women to survive is probably lower...(and then the % that y'all would consider hot is probably lower still)...just numbers, although I have yet to see helga the Russian weightlifter on any of the episodes...;)
My frustration is when they are "starving"... Um, kudzu is edible. Ever been to the southeast-can't kill the stuff.. No reason to be hungry unless you are an idiot.
Granted, it wouldnt be fine dining, but between kudzu, cattails, craw dads (streams), fishing (no catfish, they will eat anything) and tree rats...you would survive.
I would also check inter-library loan, at your local library, to see if they can get it for you. (I have gotten some "obscure" books not available in my more rural area that way)...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on An Addition to Eeben Barlow’s ‘Future Conflicts and Wars in Africa’
@DanielMarkert@qdogg691@JackMurphyRGR.." slather on some dates..."
oh the comments one could make. Also good on dried figs ;)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator
@dm8471@JohnChristopher1 simply an analogy, guys...
@BrandonWebbAnd on the opposite spectrum, we have eye implant jewelry. idiots. smh
From a purely scientific view, it will be interesting to see the resulting side effects of this trend in a few years (I'm thinking how the USSR routinely doped their athletes in the 60s/70s/80s and how after the fall the athletes went public with the later side effects).....i.e. when the genetic results are in the other direction, what happens to other genes as a result of tampering with a select few...
When we start screwing around with mother nature, she generally has the last word, imho
Virginstateofmind...Ignorance does not equal stupidity. Stupid is choosing or being unable to learn. Ignorance is not having the chance yet to learn- for instance..
...if am *ignorant* in algebra as a 5 year old, I am not stupid- I have not been exposed to it- I may still have the capability to comprehend it. If as an adult, I believe santa clause exists, I am stupid. See the difference?
3 months ago on A Navy SEAL Sniper’s Perspective on Firearms Ownership & The NRA in America
Just to be clear...i am NOT saying that you (or any other ptsd vet) is unsafe with a gun.
Just that the "other side" most likely will say that.
Brandon, thanks for clarifying your positions. FWIW, you have my vote.
Here is my concern and what I have told my daughters many times (and as always Majrod articulated it much better below)... Most government laws are passed with the best of intentions. However, generally its the implementation of those "intentions" that gets messed up.
So, while common sense tells you that yes, you should have a safety course prior to owning a gun (and yes, I did complete a course prior to purchasing a handgun)...when the government gets into it (especially the federal level)...I can almost guarantee its going to get screwed up....for the reasons Sean detailed below. One size rarely fits all....what works in flyover country is rarely applicable in the urban coasts and vice versa.
The other intention that is bound to get screwed up is the mental health issue. Its one that most can say with all good intentions ...yes, the mentally ill should not own guns. Now, the defining and implementing of that is the woolly booger. Most vets do have a PTSD diagnosis on the DSM scale-so most "anti-gunners" (for lack of a better term) would automatically rule a vet out, who in most instances has the most training. OR another scenario...while going through martial struggles/illness in family- I was briefly on anti-depressants (not now)...would that one period in my life keep me from forever owning a gun......My other concern is that the DSM scale is more "subjective" in nature. Its not a blood alcohol level type test- it depends upon the pscyh. doing the observing and their own (potential) bias.
While I don't agree with the NRA tactics, and definitely not their PR wing...I do believe that some things are a slippery slope...and whenever I hear "compromise" when it concerns my rights- whichever one is being debated...I pay close attention...
Why now? The changing of "presidents" in Iran? Sanctions effective? Obama the great negotiator ? Wait...I know, Kerry?
Seriously though....why now? What has changed/shifted ?
3 months, 1 week ago on Dealing with Iran—Turning Enemies into Allies
@14charlie @momengineer Thanks 14Charlie...I try to have a basic knowledge of whats going on in the world, but the odds of me ever encountering these guys is low. I *have* though seen MS-13 graffiti scattered around, and the odds of encountering those guys/ones like them CONUS are much more probable. Especially post-natural disaster, ala Katrina style...which is why I asked...I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us!
@JohnChristopher1 could you possibly point me to a particular website/etc that you find helpful? Sounds like you have some experience in this area...THANKS!
3 months, 1 week ago on Infographic: Periodic Table of Terrorist Groups
@YankeePapa Sorry...fwiw, I would assign myself as "random ewok in scene 764" getting stomped by a stormtrooper...;)
3 months, 1 week ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
@BrandonWebb I'll be honest, I had to look twice to see that this was written by you and not Jack. You have always been the voice of moderation against the anti-obama crowd here. The fact that you wrote this is weighty to me in its significance.Although the irreverent part of me immediately starting assigning a cast of characters...lets see Laura Walker as Princess Leia, YP as Yoda, perhaps... ? ;)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
great visual....does one exist for organizations operating inside the US (perhaps not true terrorist orgs but gangs, perhaps?) THANKS!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Infographic: Periodic Table of Terrorist Groups