Jerry, jerry, jerry;
I have never knowingly been within less than a thousand miles of your
person and this is an open forum. Use your kill file or sit down and
shut up..(;-) Should I info copy your lawyer??
Just think Jerry, I'll be at LDRS, (the grape vine says you won't be
attending), and on vacation for the next two weeks, so you will only
have Ray to keep "BIG FINE" in line..(:-) O s^*t I forgot, I have one of
those new fangled lap-tops; plugs right into my cell phone..
Would no longer be a grape vine, if I told you, now would it Jerry??
Don't know about you being on vacation for the next two weeks. I was
talking about me being on vacation for two weeks. Didn't mean to
confuse.. But don't worry Jerry, I'm not going to waste wireless airtime
on RMR; don't even have News Groups loaded on the machine.
I've never had an accident (other than backing the truck in to the birch
tree in the front yard - duh!) so don't know much about how that stuff
actually works. but a few times under hard braking the inertia belts
have locked and that made me feel better about them. that said, I
really hate the GM style racheting belts - makes me feel like I am
Sure, but only if they're fairly small things:-). Hunting rifles are generally
FAR more powerful than Assult rifles. .223's would probably just get the
bigger animals mad at you. 9mm are more like a mosquito bite:-)!
Passenger car seat belts seem to have become an example of the "can't
leave well enough alone" school of design: we've got all these ratchet
retractors and inertia reels and stuff... What's wrong with the old style,
where you snap the tab into the buckle and then pull the thing tight by
pulling on the end, and then it stays like that until you adjust it?
Which was termed "terrorists weapon of choice" by some moronic member
of the Senate, and has Chuckie Schumer authorizing bills banning it .
anyone saying "criminal or terrorist weapon of choice" should be
roundly beaten about the head and shoulders unless they can show
actual cases of usage, not chicken little stuff.
And the .223 round was banned in a number of states for deer hunting,
since it was considered not powerful enough to kill deer humanely,
only wound them, which is the military intent of that small a round
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
clamorous to be lead to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of
hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
- H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
Ah, good point! I knew that Finland was pretty much part of Sweden,
but periodically occupied by the Russians: during the Great Northern
War (1714-21) & the "War of the Hats" (1741-43). Pre-rifle? Not sure,
But then the Russians invaded again in 1808, and after 1809 Finland
didn't become truly independent until 1917. When was the rifle
invented again? ;-)
I'd call that a score-draw rather than a definite win for the Fins.
400000 people lost their homes, and Finland stayed vaguely under the
Soviet sphere of influence (forced into strict "neutrality", pledged
to defend the Soviet Union against any German aggression, prevented
from participating in the Marshall Plan) for several decades
I still think Switzerland is a better example, truly independent since
the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War in 1648.