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Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2019, 07:32:12 pm »
Hot damn, it has been a while since I've seen you around here, Doug  :cool .

The same thought struck me.  Thought maybe you had done died and gone to Texas.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #26 on: September 04, 2019, 11:38:28 pm »
    "Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then."  Katherine Hepburn
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    « Reply #27 on: September 05, 2019, 02:14:11 pm »
    "Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then."  Katherine Hepburn

    Sounds fine to me  :shrug .
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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 #28 on: September 05, 2019, 11:08:19 pm »
    Yup.  Point is, she said that back in the the 1940's.  Interesting character.  For an actress.   :coffee
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    « Reply #29 on: September 05, 2019, 11:13:51 pm »
    "How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi and Maoist purges were legal.  Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes.  Legality alone cannot be the talisman of moral people."
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    « Reply #30 on: September 06, 2019, 10:32:42 pm »
    Yup.  Point is, she said that back in the the 1940's.  Interesting character.  For an actress.   :coffee

    At that time, I'm sure that was pretty controversial.
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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 #31 on: September 07, 2019, 01:15:50 pm »
    Yup.  You really have to watch the movies that paired her and Spencer Tracy to understand how far Hollywood and movie making in general has fallen since then. They were quite the pair on screen and the writers and directors recognized it and worked to maximize the effect.   There is no amount of technological wizardry that can make up for a lack of character and content.  IMO.   :coffee
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    « Reply #32 on: September 07, 2019, 01:23:39 pm »
    Yup.  You really have to watch the movies that paired her and Spencer Tracy to understand how far Hollywood and movie making in general has fallen since then. They were quite the pair on screen and the writers and directors recognized it and worked to maximize the effect.   There is no amount of technological wizardry that can make up for a lack of character and content.  IMO.   :coffee

    "There is no amount of technological wizardry that can make up for a lack of character and content."

    Now that right there is a quotable quote on many, many areas in this modern world, and I'm going to steal borrow quote it liberally.

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    « Reply #33 on: September 08, 2019, 02:06:25 am »
    Cary on sir, with my blessing.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #34 on: September 08, 2019, 06:52:04 am »
    Corollary:

    "There is no amount of wokeness that can make up for a lack of character and content."
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #35 on: September 08, 2019, 12:57:21 pm »
    Corollary:

    "There is no amount of wokeness that can make up for a lack of character and content."

    Just what does "woke" and "wokeness" even mean?  In the current context? 

    I mean, "I woke up this morning, and my wokeness level is dependent on the amount of coffee this morning." is the only way those words work for me (recognizing that "wokeness" isn't really a word).
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    « Reply #36 on: September 08, 2019, 01:17:12 pm »
    Just what does "woke" and "wokeness" even mean?  In the current context? 

    I mean, "I woke up this morning, and my wokeness level is dependent on the amount of coffee this morning." is the only way those words work for me (recognizing that "wokeness" isn't really a word).

    It is the liberal left version of "aware". Anyone who is woke is aware of the "evils" of America such as our patriarchal system, how the rich are bad, internalised misogyny, cultural racism, and rape culture.

    The right leaning versions of this political awareness are called "red pilled" (which sadly the right has taken from the Manosphere and FTSU culture) and then "Based" which I have seen used by both vanilla right wingers and even more extreme storm front types.
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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

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #37 on: September 08, 2019, 01:30:56 pm »
    It is the liberal left version of "aware". Anyone who is woke is aware of the "evils" of America such as our patriarchal system, how the rich are bad, internalised misogyny, cultural racism, and rape culture.

    The right leaning versions of this political awareness are called "red pilled" (which sadly the right has taken from the Manosphere and FTSU culture) and then "Based" which I have seen used by both vanilla right wingers and even more extreme storm front types.

    Manosphere?  FTSU? "Based"?
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    « Reply #38 on: September 08, 2019, 02:28:22 pm »
    Yeah, I'm a lap down myself at this point.   :facepalm    My vernacular is definitely leaning toward the "Verne" part - "Know what I mean Verne?" ( a tip of the cap to the late, great Jim Varney as Earnest P. Worrell )  :cool
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    « Reply #39 on: September 08, 2019, 02:30:45 pm »
    Cary on sir, with my blessing.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #40 on: September 08, 2019, 03:17:55 pm »
    If you'll forgive me for quoting myself:

    From a FB thread relating to idiot firearm "trainers":

    "Yeah, 'I've trained Navy SEALS' and 'I have clients all over the world' are almost always two big, bold, red flags that say 'THIS IS AN IDIOT! RUN AWAY FROM HIM VERY QUICKLY!'"
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    « Reply #41 on: September 08, 2019, 04:13:28 pm »
    Manosphere?  FTSU? "Based"?

    Clear as mud? :hide

    Was just trying to help  :shrug .

    Yeah, I'm a lap down myself at this point.   :facepalm    My vernacular is definitely leaning toward the "Verne" part - "Know what I mean Verne?" ( a tip of the cap to the late, great Jim Varney as Earnest P. Worrell )  :cool

     :rotfl
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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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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #42 on: September 09, 2019, 01:50:54 pm »
    MTK20 -
    Thanks for trying to help.  Really.

    But, still,  what do these new "words" mean?
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    « Reply #43 on: September 09, 2019, 03:35:56 pm »
    Manosphere?  FTSU? "Based"?

    MTK20 -
    Thanks for trying to help.  Really.

    But, still,  what do these new "words" mean?

    Okay, the words "based", "woke", and "red pilled" all mean someone who feels "politically enlightened". Yes, it is about as hubristic as that sounds. While the words all mean the same thing, you can use which one is being used as a heuristic to understand what side of the political spectrum the user comes from.

    If they use the word:

    Woke- then they are typically in the SJW, left leaning, feminist camp.

    Red pilled- they are typically right wing or just a denizen of the manopshere.

    Based- used also by right wingers but I have seen this used by the storm front types that would be considered "alt-right" or proponents of an ethno-state.


    What is a manosphere? It is the area of sexual/gender politics that is solely for the purpose of men's issues, health, and rights. There are three groups that encompass this area which are Men's rights activist (MRA's), Men going their own way (MGTOW), and then the red headed step children of the bunch pick up artists (PUA's. Not sure how chasing skirts got political, but they are lumped in there too).

    FTSU- is an acronym meaning "fluff their s___ up". This is a fun story coming from the manosphere. Feminists were pretty keen on saying that "a man has no political say when it comes to women's rights. Our body, our choice. If you are a man, then STFU (shut the fluff up)." So, with turnabout being fair play, the MRA's poked fun at them by using FTSU as a mantra. Because poking fun at feminists is always fun  :cool . One would think this meme would die off with time as just a blip in history. Not so, it seems, as s___ posting IRL can have some staying power. Don't believe me? If you watch the red pill documentary from just a couple of years ago, you can catch a sneak peak of some of the main speakers at the international convention of men's issues (ICMI) wearing clothing that says 'FTSU' on it. In summary it is a stupid joke about a stupid feminist slogan used to deride and take the piss out of the opposition. There are many instances like this in other areas of politics.

    If you have any further questions I will try in earnest to answer them  :cool .
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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

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #44 on: September 09, 2019, 11:17:45 pm »
    Thanks Earnest.    :cool   
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #45 on: September 09, 2019, 11:27:37 pm »
    I still think that most of that crap stuff is as Playwright Bill put it:  Much Ado About Nothing.

    Mind you, I'm not making light of abuse, or rape, or sexual predators.  Those all need to be dealt with seriously, and on a case by case basis.  But to lump everyone who was born with the same anatomical plumbing as someone who was/is an abuser is ludicrous. 

    I forget who turned in around on some feminist by asking if he should treat her like a cheap prostitute when she was bashing he and all males.  She was appalled (and she was a very PROPER lady, she'd have you know).  To which he is purported to have replied (paraphrasing here), "Well, you've got all the right equipment."
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    « Reply #46 on: September 10, 2019, 12:16:56 am »
    Thanks Earnest.    :cool

     :facepalm Damnitt  :rotfl .

    I still think that most of that crap stuff is as Playwright Bill put it:  Much Ado About Nothing.

    Mind you, I'm not making light of abuse, or rape, or sexual predators.  Those all need to be dealt with seriously, and on a case by case basis.  But to lump everyone who was born with the same anatomical plumbing as someone who was/is an abuser is ludicrous. 

    I forget who turned in around on some feminist by asking if he should treat her like a cheap prostitute when she was bashing he and all males.  She was appalled (and she was a very PROPER lady, she'd have you know).  To which he is purported to have replied (paraphrasing here), "Well, you've got all the right equipment."

    You do realise we are talking about politics, right? Of course it is ridiculous and "much ado about nothing". It is also all encompassing and the discussions are never ending. It's a masochist's game. It is much in the same vein as the man who smashed his hand repetitively with a hammer. His friend asked "why are you doing that?", to which he replied "because my hand feels so good between the hits."
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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 #47 on: September 10, 2019, 01:47:40 am »
    " Politics is good; when it works properly, disagreements get solved without people beating each other up.  But when a regime knows its days are numbered, there's always the chance it may use its position to change the rules and make the debate it is losing irrelevant." 
                                     
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    « Reply #48 on: September 10, 2019, 12:41:09 pm »
    I was in a thread on another site where they were discussing 2nd Amendment issues. :facepalm

    Out of the darkness i found a really nice Quote i thought could go here:

    A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed.
    Who has the right to keep and eat food?
    A- The people. B- A well balanced breakfast.

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    « Reply #49 on: September 11, 2019, 12:37:39 pm »
    Love it.
    I was in a thread on another site where they were discussing 2nd Amendment issues. :facepalm

    Out of the darkness i found a really nice Quote i thought could go here:

    A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed.
    Who has the right to keep and eat food?
    A- The people. B- A well balanced breakfast.

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