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Re: make up meeting for the support group
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2017, 01:16:38 AM »
I get angry at the weather.   It's been too god damn hot for February,  and it is pissing me off.   I only got to use my fireplace a handful of times, and the god damn bugs haven't been killed off.  Then the dips___s on the news keep saying how awesome the "beautiful" weather is.   It's not beautiful,  it's wrong!

Also,   I really hate that Goodland Kansas always seems to have the special weather.   Whenever the state is supposed to get snow or something like that,  seems like they always get to enjoy it while we end up with 3 days of s___ty 40 degree mist and rain.   
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    « Reply #26 on: February 23, 2017, 09:17:41 AM »
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    « Reply #27 on: February 23, 2017, 10:21:15 AM »
    I get angry at the weather.   It's been too god damn hot for February,  and it is pissing me off.   I only got to use my fireplace a handful of times, and the god damn bugs haven't been killed off.  Then the dips___s on the news keep saying how awesome the "beautiful" weather is.   It's not beautiful,  it's wrong!

    Also,   I really hate that Goodland Kansas always seems to have the special weather.   Whenever the state is supposed to get snow or something like that,  seems like they always get to enjoy it while we end up with 3 days of s___ty 40 degree mist and rain.   
    Traffic.   Horribly, miserably, clueless unskilled morons filling the roads over here.  It's the most dangerous country in the world regarding car accidents, and the main reason why isn't the admittedly reckless local national drivers.  It's primarily one group of "guest workers" who lack the skills to operate vehicles and apparently have no concept of physics or cause and effect. 

    Imagine driving somewhere that 90% of the drivers out there not only fail to signal a lane change, but will change lanes without looking. Not a few special idiots, but %90.
    Imagine driving on a 4 lane interstate where the speed limit is 70mph, and you come upon a row of cars all doing 40mph abreast of each other.  Now imagine packs of them with rare gaps of open road between packs. 
    Imagine where at least 20% of the vehicles on the road at night do not have functioning tail or break lights, and half of those don't turn on their headlights either.
    Where 3 out of 4 lanes of traffic will be at a dead stop at an exit because everyone FROM ALL THREE LANES is trying to cut in front of each other at the exit.
    %90 of drivers do not stop at stop signs.
    It's common to see people driving the wrong way down a one way street.
    It's common to have an idiot pull off the shoulder in front of you without signaling or looking.
    It's common to see someone backing up in the right lane on the highway so they can take the exit they missed.  Not a dozen feet or so, but hundreds.
    There's so much more......




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    « Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017, 12:32:31 PM »
    honestly, that sounds like some of the scenes from the Mad Max movies.      :hmm




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    « Reply #29 on: February 23, 2017, 12:34:06 PM »
    *snort* Sounds like everyday traffic in Atlanta to me...

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    « Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 12:52:25 PM »
    I can't be the only one in Kansas that gets mad at Goodland.  Due to the population density here, Wichita stations cover a good 2/3 of the state and a bit of eastern Colorado.  Goodland is the biggest town in the northwest corner of the state on I70.

    So it always irritates me to see them getting snow (I like winter), or temperatures 20 degrees lower in the summer.
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    « Reply #31 on: February 23, 2017, 02:06:39 PM »
    *snort* Sounds like everyday traffic in Atlanta to me...
    I've driven in Atlanta (and L.A. NYC, Chicago, SanFran, Boston, et al).
    Driving in Atlanta during rush hour is heaven compared to this place.   

    It's common (as in once or twice a week on your daily commute) to see cars that have actually been torn in two.
    Or a bus that's been knocked on it's side/torn open and which spilled out 20-40 passengers in varying states of dismemberment.











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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #32 on: February 23, 2017, 05:19:24 PM »
    Where are you lowkey?

    I experience some pretty unbelievable traffic in Manila and Delhi, and in South America.  But for the most part I just laugh at it.
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #33 on: February 23, 2017, 05:39:22 PM »
    Kuwait, would be my guess, by the ambulance...

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    « Reply #34 on: February 23, 2017, 11:56:57 PM »
    Kuwait, would be my guess, by the ambulance...
    Yup.

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    « Reply #35 on: February 24, 2017, 09:43:22 AM »
    yeah, but they pay for it.   Every speck of bad weather hits them when Colorado exhales or stuff moves SE from Wyoming or straight south from Neb.  more wind and thunderstorms and wind and did I mention the wind, per capita then anywhere else.   They can keep it.  :rotfl




    I can't be the only one in Kansas that gets mad at Goodland.  Due to the population density here, Wichita stations cover a good 2/3 of the state and a bit of eastern Colorado.  Goodland is the biggest town in the northwest corner of the state on I70.

    So it always irritates me to see them getting snow (I like winter), or temperatures 20 degrees lower in the summer.
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #36 on: February 24, 2017, 10:40:22 AM »
    Never been to Kuwait.  Flown over the general area several times.
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    « Reply #37 on: February 24, 2017, 01:24:19 PM »
    Never been to Kuwait.  Flown over the general area several times.
    While I hope those flights were to much better places I suspect they were not
    I've been in the region since '04, and sincerely wish no one else needed to be.

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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #38 on: March 13, 2017, 04:31:12 PM »
    Is it OK if I sit in?
    I have problems with a bit more than just pistols, rifles, shotguns, tactics, gear, parenting, zombies, motorcycles and gear, British comedy, news...

    Maybe I just shouldn't watch TV.
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    « Reply #39 on: March 13, 2017, 04:32:52 PM »
    As long as you limit yourself to 1950's reruns you should be fine.    :coffee
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    « Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 05:00:34 PM »
    As long as you limit yourself to 1950's reruns you should be fine.    :coffee

    Little earlier than the '50's, but I used to love listening to the old Amos and Andy reruns on the radio. Only things they try to sell you there is rinso-white in it's new formula for the automatic clothes washer.

    No British comedy and no parenting advice there. It's a win-win  ;).
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    « Reply #41 on: March 13, 2017, 06:27:38 PM »
    I've discovered another pet peeve: The M-16/M4 that keeps going clickity-click-click after it runs out of ammo, and the semi-auto pistol the goes click with the slide locked back.  :facepalm

    It's as bad as the revolver that never runs out.   :bash
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    « Reply #42 on: March 13, 2017, 06:47:53 PM »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #43 on: March 14, 2017, 05:13:07 PM »
    21 shots and he didn't even flinch when a magnum revolver goes off a couple feet behind his head.
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    « Reply #44 on: March 14, 2017, 05:42:09 PM »
    21 shots and he didn't even flinch when a magnum revolver goes off a couple feet behind his head.

    Nordic components makes some pretty long tubes these days  :coffee.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #45 on: March 14, 2017, 07:51:55 PM »
    Yeah, well it was dark out and maybe I couldn't see that extended magazine tube but I'm thinking it was more like the producers of the show said "If they're watching this show they're pretty stupid and probably won't notice.". 
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    « Reply #46 on: March 15, 2017, 10:19:27 AM »
    I've discovered another pet peeve: The M-16/M4 that keeps going clickity-click-click after it runs out of ammo, and the semi-auto pistol the goes click with the slide locked back.  :facepalm

    It's as bad as the revolver that never runs out.   :bash

    Or the Glock or 1911 that sounds like a revolver being cocked everytime you raise the gun?
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