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 on: Today at 04:58:07 am 
Started by mouse - Last post by MamaLiberty
  However, somehow I don't think there is a will to do anything like this.

I have no idea. If there is, among people anywhere, it can be done. If not, I don't know what might make it happen.

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I am merely trying to stimulate discussion.  Isn't that what this forum is all about?

Of course... but the other half of "OH NO! This is terrible!" is trying to brainstorm what we can do about it. I started out with very high hopes, but I'm old now and terribly discouraged. I think it's going to all go to hell, and that there will be very few survivors - no matter who starts the conflict. But that's why I urge people to think of solutions, even if just for their own families, along with the screaming about all of the horrors around us.  If we only pay attention to the horrors...  Anyway, most people eventually burn out.

And slidemansailor, that's absolutely one of the best ways to help ourselves survive; to help our neighbors learn how to survive. That is never really in question. :)  You are a good 'un.

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 on: Today at 04:49:32 am 
Started by Moderator - Last post by MamaLiberty
Howdy all! James here new to the community.

Welcome! Dig right in. Lots and lots to see here. Tell us a little about yourself and your family, if you will. :)

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 on: Today at 02:53:02 am 
Started by Moderator - Last post by josh34
Howdy all! James here new to the community.

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 on: August 22, 2017, 08:34:38 pm 
Started by mouse - Last post by slidemansailor
We each can make modest little contributions to our own communities. You get to decide how big or small your community is.  I help homeschoolers by teaching music, radio and as a byproduct many other little useful things. I help my community's adults in similar ways.

The alternative of simply watching just does not fit me.


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 on: August 22, 2017, 06:02:19 pm 
Started by mouse - Last post by mouse

As always... what do you propose can be done about it? :)

Again, I'm not expecting that "anything should be DONE about it" (obviously though, something COULD be done about this.  People could wake up and realise what is going on - I CERTAINLY haven't been the first one to say this - put a stop to this nonsense and hold those who are responsible, accountable, i.e. totally "gut and start again" on the "education system that is now doing its best to produce "unable to think for themselves" little communists from schools and colleges and start actually teaching people to think).  However, somehow I don't think there is a will to do anything like this.

I am merely trying to stimulate discussion.  Isn't that what this forum is all about?


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 on: August 22, 2017, 05:17:03 pm 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by securitysix
A coworker of mine bought eclipse glasses for everyone, so we stepped outside a few times to check it out.  We were supposed to get somewhere just shy of 90% totality.

It was neat to see.  Shame we couldn't use it as an excuse to actually miss a day of work, though...

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 on: August 22, 2017, 01:19:58 pm 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by MamaLiberty
Several friends in other states have written to ask about the eclipse here. We actually had 97% "totality" I'm told. I was completely underwhelmed. I probably wouldn't even have paid any attention to it if my sister had not called from Calif, all excited about it - telling me what it was like there and wanting to know what I was seeing. The sky got a little gray for a while. The temp dropped one degree for a few minutes. The birds and animals all went on with their business. The dog slept through it. I finally got my sister satisfied and went back into the office to get to work. I never even tried to look at the sun. But I had to laugh this morning to look at some of the pictures on line. A black background, a black disk with a little fuzz around the edge. That's IT? Big hairy deal. LOL The rest of the pictures on line were of all the people staring at the sun. That's nuts...

Bah humbug. :)

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 on: August 22, 2017, 01:14:37 pm 
Started by knobster - Last post by knobster
My dad is getting really close to retirement so he has offloaded a bit of reloading stuff on me.  I now have 650's little brother parked nearby.  My plan is to keep the 650 set up for small primer stuff (9mm, 223, 40) while the 550 is set for larger primer stuff (45, 44, 308).  Let the knobster factory roll!

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 on: August 22, 2017, 01:07:03 pm 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by knobster
We had cloudy skies and were in the path of 90% coverage.  So we didn't notice much.  Went from gloomy to a tad gloomier.  I saw a total solar eclipse when I was a kid which was pretty cool but not really worth all the hype.  Some of my coworkers travelled the 4 hours to Missouri to see 100% coverage.  2.5 minutes of 'wow' and then it took them 10 hours of fighting traffic to get back home.  No thanks!

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 on: August 22, 2017, 08:47:29 am 
Started by MamaLiberty - Last post by knobster
It isn't the distance, for me. It's the quality of the people who are neighbors.

Too true!  Seems that in the country people tend to look out for one another.  Suburbia... not so much.  Hardly ever saw the neighbors and even when I did they barely muttered a 'hello'. 

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