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  1. A group of Cuban expatriates, including my best friend in Tampa (RIP), where there before Castro arrived. Each had taken a separate route while individually carrying a part of a rifle. While together at the meeting place, some "men in black" arrived and explained to them courteously that they knew why they were there. That they were sympathetic to their cause but could not allow them to carry out their plan. They took the rifle and bid farewell. My friend was a former Officer in President Batista's personal guard. He wasn't particularly surprised that the "men in black" had shown up.
  2. If she wants an explanation, just tell her...Wet Teddy Bears! Wet Teddy Bears!
  3. No, Mrs Cicero, you do not. But that person does. It could be neurons, it could be muons...
  4. That honor probably belongs to the Polish P-64. PMs are one of the few pistols out there that I consider fun to shoot. YMMV
  5. Uneasy about a website or an email address? Filter it here ---> https://www.scamdoc.com/ Case in point. Today I inquired through a gun trader ( floridaguntrader.com ) about an HK VP9SK, wondering if seller could ship it to my FFL. He answers back and by doing so I obtain his email address, which turns out to have 17% trustworthiness. Of course, end of communications right tham thar. Another tool, infosniper.net
  6. https://twitter.com/i/status/1375557530399739906 He definitely has a point to make.
  7. One of the justifications proposed for the common sense legislation advanced by some is that if there were a 10-day waiting period, both the Atlanta and the Boulder shootings could have been avoided. It is generally proposed by folks with two a$$es in contrast to the average human that has only one. It is apparent that that's where their superiority comes from. "They know better, they have two." But what if the legislation passes and the next shooter then acts out , say, in day 12 or 13? Is it common sense then to enact new legislation to provide for a 15-day waiting period? And then, shootings in day 18 or 19? A 20-day waiting period? And what about, say, a lady that purchases a gun to defend herself from an abusing partner? She can wait out the 10 days, can't she? But what about those instances where they have been killed by their abusive partner while waiting out the 3-day period? Plenty of those examples, many more than the Atlanta and Boulder examples. When emotions and narratives take over, rational thinking goes out the window.
  8. OK....OK...so it's an Ancient Aztec Candle Holder! Still highly desirable and should bring out the best in a contested dissolution of marriage. Definitely above-median fees and costs. Very rare. Pre-Columbian.
  9. As a lawyer who has handled divorce cases, I can categorically state that that is an Ancient Mayan Fruit Hanger. Very rare. Pre-Columbian.
  10. Heck, I do that here in Tampa when the Weatherburro announces temps in the 30s.
  11. "The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government. All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests. However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. * * * Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty. Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another..." Farewell Address | Saturday, September 17, 1796 Geo. Washington
  12. Like new Ruger EC9s for sale. 8 mags total: 2 9-rounders, 2 7-rounders, 4 8-rounders (2 Galloway/ 2 Impact Guns extensions). Also includes Ruger cardboard box, Hogue Handall Beavertail grip and the original Ruger mag floor plates. Cash only $550.00 FIRM. Transfer FTF only in Lutz/Land O' Lakes, Florida . Buyer must present FL driver's license and/or CWL. If no CWL, I will do a background check. Ammo in photos not included. It wouldn't look good in my resume if I didn't do a background check.
  13. That's quite the list, holyjohnson. I saw Fail Safe, on TV. I believe that's the only one. I was not a movie theater guy. I did see the Leone/Eastwood trilogy and The Godfather. But beyond that, I can't remember going to a theater for anything else. Then kids came along and it was different. Late 90s. I also enjoyed them for their escapist nature, until today. Marvel is my ganja. The time to escape the world for a time. Mostly by Blockbuster, Redbox, TV, or streaming. I might watch Fail Safe again. Thanks.
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