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« Reply #150 on: October 29, 2008, 11:31:32 PM »
Hi all.

I like 'politically incorrect' firearms, large knives, dogs (esp. German Shepherds), living in the woods, and porkchops.


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    « Reply #151 on: October 29, 2008, 11:43:27 PM »
    Steve....what was it you spilled last night going out the front door?  And now I have parakeet feathers and bird seed all over my front entryway.

    Where DID I put that hammer, anyhow?????

     ;D ;D ;D

    That's ok.  Archerandshooter will be taking care of the birds for almost 2 weeks while I'm out in Llano hunting on our ranch.  Snicker, snicker, snicker.

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    « Reply #152 on: October 30, 2008, 12:04:37 AM »
    OK, I've been wondering for months, Jan: is it pronounced "YAH-no" ?

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    « Reply #153 on: October 30, 2008, 01:37:58 AM »
    Hi, all. I am the same Jdude that you know from THR.org and THR.us.
    I am here to play in your sandbox, if you don't mind.

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    « Reply #154 on: October 30, 2008, 03:22:22 AM »
    Golden Hound here...over from THR (both of them!) No I see no reason to pick one or the other...I wish they would both be merged together, ultimately. I don't like the fact that those forums are limited ONLY to discussion about firearms, so here I am. No, I am not abandoning THR, just coming here too, so I can have a place to talk about anything I want to, whether it's related to guns or not.

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    « Reply #155 on: October 30, 2008, 03:24:22 AM »
    Heydude, jdude, and howdy, hound!
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    « Reply #156 on: October 30, 2008, 11:27:44 AM »
    OK, I've been wondering for months, Jan: is it pronounced "YAH-no" ?

    {I've decided to come out of the closet and admit that I don't mind sounding stupid in public. Yes, everybody else already knew that about me}

    Nope.  It's not a shortened version of "Llano Estacado".  It actually is a shortened version of the Chanas (Sanas, Zana) name for the river.  From an article by Jerry Drake, King of the Texas Hills:  The Elusive Chanas of the Llano Uplift,  http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/chanas_history.htm, we learn that:

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        It is quite likely that the Llano River really did get its name from the Chanas people. The word llano, in Spanish, has a very specific meaning: plain. Anyone who has ever driven through the Riley Mountains, in the heart of the Llano Uplift, can tell you that the Llano River certainly does not flow through a plain! Some historians disagree that the Llano River was named for the Chanas, as it has often been assumed that these people tended to inhabit an area further south and east than the Llano country. However, the Chanas appear to have been a wandering people, roaming across the hills and arroyos of Central and South Central Texas, following the diminishing herds of bison. As well, population pressures from the invasion of the larger Lipan-Apache and Comanche tribes in the Llano Uplift more than likely pushed the Chanas people permanently out of the region by the early to middle 1700's.


        It was sometime shortly after the year 1716 that the Llano River first became known as the Río de los Chanes. In 1756, when Bernardo de Miranda y Flores entered the Hill Country in search of the fabled Los Almagres Mine (later known in legend as the San Saba Mine) he referred to this river as the Río de los Chanas. By 1789 it was known as the Yanes, then in 1796 as the Llanes, and finally by 1808 it had received the name Llanos. However, the region was traveled infrequently and some explorers were referring to it as the Río de los Llanos as early as 1772 and as the Río de los Chanas as late as 1796. It is important to remember that the word llano, in Spanish, is pronounced "ya-no". With this in mind it is easier to understand how the river, and the modern city and county, all received their name.



    It is also the only place in the world where llanite can be found: a brown granite with sky-blue crystals and rust-pink feldspar.  (See Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_Texas#History)  Our ranch would be a geology class' dream.  An amazing variation in rock is all over the place, including interesting outcroppings around the area. 

    Aren't you sorry you asked?  :D :D :D

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    « Reply #157 on: October 30, 2008, 11:44:20 AM »
    Quote from: springmom
    Aren't you sorry you asked?   :D  :D  :D

    Not me; I'm a language geek. Thanks, Jan.   :)
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    « Reply #158 on: October 30, 2008, 12:37:05 PM »
    Hi everyone!
                     You may know me from The High Road and The Firing line. I just signed up here. I was browsing around some before I did, and this forum looks very interesting. So, see you around gunnies.

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    « Reply #159 on: October 30, 2008, 01:17:07 PM »
    Saw the post on THR.US and came over to check it out. 
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    « Reply #160 on: October 30, 2008, 01:24:32 PM »
    Glad you guys are here!  Welcome!

    Jan
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    « Reply #161 on: October 30, 2008, 08:19:31 PM »
    Does anybody know what gun for cleaning up a mess at the back door  made with  a busted trash bag...

    Scatter gun?

     ;D

    Might as well introduce myself - name's Ray, living here in the 49th state.  Not a big poster, but will try to be a useful member of this community.  Thanks to those who put in the grunt work of running things for making a place for the likes of me.

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    « Reply #162 on: October 30, 2008, 10:42:47 PM »
    Hi guys. I heard about this forum from a guy I dated for a while, so I thought I'd drop in and try to learn something about firearms. My knowledge is limited to the couple small handguns I inherited from my mom when she passed away some years ago, plus the little Browning .25 I've had for years. Not too many places where a 47 year old female can feel comfy going to, alone. The couple boyfriends I've had since my divorce, were not really into shooting.

    Looking forward to learning from ya!

    kate.

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    « Reply #163 on: October 30, 2008, 10:54:51 PM »
    Ray, you put a bad pun in your first post? We'll get along just fine.  ;D

    Welcome, kate!
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    « Reply #164 on: October 31, 2008, 12:27:43 AM »
    Welcome home Kate and everyone else aswell. We hope you enjoy your time here and learn and add a lot.

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    « Reply #165 on: October 31, 2008, 02:21:08 AM »
    Hello there. Good to be on yet another RKBA board.

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    « Reply #166 on: October 31, 2008, 02:59:08 AM »
    Howdy all...
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    « Reply #167 on: November 01, 2008, 07:37:12 PM »
    I just joined the group. Some have seen my posts on other forums. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as others have been to me.

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    « Reply #168 on: November 01, 2008, 08:54:13 PM »


              ;DHi and welcome  Black Knight:

       I'm sure you will help me.  After all,  I need more help  than anybody.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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    « Reply #169 on: November 01, 2008, 09:21:51 PM »
    Glad you're here.  Welcome!

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    « Reply #170 on: November 01, 2008, 09:28:06 PM »
    I just joined the group. Some have seen my posts on other forums. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as others have been to me.

    No need to be helpful.  I tend to read more than I post.  But, like everyone else, we like to hear and understand everyone's opinion.
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    « Reply #171 on: November 02, 2008, 08:40:15 PM »
    Hey I'm also from THR just checking in

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    « Reply #172 on: November 02, 2008, 10:16:54 PM »
      New to this site, some of you may know me from THR.

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    « Reply #173 on: November 02, 2008, 11:03:16 PM »
    greets assembled multitude.  I just bounced over from The High Road.  Glad to meet y'all.  They say people tend to resemble their pets - dunno' if that's true but I got a couple of dogs nicknamed Jumpy and Grumpy.  ( grin )
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    « Reply #174 on: November 03, 2008, 04:14:46 AM »
    Im Cory-33 from Longview,tx. Im on THR but dont post much but I may here because I like it better

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