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OldVet replied to the thread New Tool album: Fear Inoculom.
" Nope, not for me. "

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OldVet replied to the thread My New Ride.
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Quote Originally Posted by Subhuman View Post
So you beat Patti to the draw and took the trusty Flame after all these years Killer ! Hopefully it took less than 40 shots and 40 bystanders falling this time
Someone picked up on it.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6&&FORM=VRDGAR "

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OldVet replied to the thread My New Ride.
"
Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
A lighter bike is easier to toss around. Easier to wrestle in tight areas like parking spaces. Easier to pick up when the bike gets dropped. More fun to ride too.
So my Moped named Flame is good to go? "

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OldVet replied to the thread G-d Bless America:Gene Simmons of KISS Gets It..
" Yes, he is very pro-military. And yes, his costume really improves his looks. "

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OldVet replied to the thread A Senior Moment!.
" Wait until you spend 10 minutes looking for your keys only to realize you're holding them in your hand. The Doc said not to worry until you don't know what you're looking for. "

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OldVet replied to the thread My New Ride.
" Took the training wheels off already? Brave man... "

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OldVet replied to the thread A Senior Moment!.
" I had a senior moment but can't remember what it was. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
"
Quote Originally Posted by RobertR View Post
I don’t drink anything hot or anything that tastes like coffee.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I just drink. "

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OldVet replied to the thread They Hacked The Constitution.
" Nixon.

Just saying. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Word association thread!.
" Kardashian "

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OldVet replied to the thread Go take the MSNBC gun poll right now.
" Won't take long to disappear... "

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OldVet replied to the thread Feral Hog Invasion From The North.
"
Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
Instead of dropping expensive bombs over there in the sandtrap why not drop a mess a FERAL HOGS ON THESE ENEMY COMBATANTS?
Ah, a Noname post I finally understand! Great Idea. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Feral Hog Invasion From The North.
"
Quote Originally Posted by jeanlouise View Post
Another good use for a suppressor on your rifle. I can't imagine being able to make a dent in some of those feral hog herds with traps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribiDIkEv_s
That calls for a mini Gatling gun. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Misplaced southern boy.
" Snow removal details were one of the reasons I avoided betting stationed at SAC bases in MI. All of those bases are now gone, ancient history. Walking across snow-covered B-52 and KC-135 wings does wonders in convincing one to retire in FL. "

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OldVet replied to the thread I thought the dog was helping him...until....
"
Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
They need to get that dog a girlfriend.
Apparently it already has one. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Colion Noir Shreds BETO !.
" Unfortunately Colin's stage barely extends beyond the YouTube arena. Without national promotion, his message is lost to the general public. "

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OldVet replied to the thread One of last Arizona survivors passes..
"
Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
One of my biggest regrets is in all my trips to Hawaii I never paid my respects at the Arizona memorial. May they Rest In Peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgE2KiPd3xg
It is humbling. "

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OldVet replied to the thread No CC at Range?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
Our private outdoor club has a sign at the end of the parking lot, before you walk down to the pistol ranges: NO LOADED GUNS BEYOND THIS POINT.

When I am serving as one of the only two range safety officers, you bet your boots we are armed, concealed, in the unlikely but possible event that someone would come down to the range with intent to rob and/or do bodily harm to those who according to the sign are only armed after they are on the shooting line, facing down range. People leave their range bags in the pavilion building and women leave those plus their purses.

Could I get kicked out of the club for providing security for the shooters in the group? Quite possibly, but they would have to kick out the other range officers who similarly arm themselves. That could be the end of the many organized groups that use those ranges.

On the other hand......there is the club's insurance to worry about. Thus the signs.
Bad girl, bad girl, whatcha gonna do when they come for you... "

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OldVet created the thread One of last Arizona survivors passes..
" The second to last man off the USS Arizona passes away. Only three remain. RIP sailor, job well done!

https://www.foxnews.com/us/lauren-br...-survivor-dies "

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OldVet replied to the thread NASCAR bans gun ads.
" Nascar understands, it just doesn't care. It isn't even racing anymore. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Watching the Montgomery County, MD rally right now.
" Don't you just hate hate-mongers? "

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
Oh wow!! That really brings it close to home, LC.

Those guys on flight 93 - they knew they were all going to die. And they chose to step up to the plate. I can’t imagine.
They chose wisely.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...ED90&FORM=VIRE "

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
" Is anyone else as fed up with the "man bun" as I am?

I'm checking out at the doctor's office the other day and the check-out guy has his head saved up like a beanie cap with a big bun rolled up on top. I guess he is attention starved.

Guys! Pull your testicles down where they belong! The Bun is done! "

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OldVet replied to the thread The elephant in the room: this site possibly shutting down.
"
Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
I think many of those that escaped from "Canada" while the getting was good might be surprised how many dual citizenships we have between to the two forums.
I go from one to the other. Why should they escape my pestering? Or those here? "

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OldVet replied to the thread Largest engine in the world.
" Let's see OCC build a bike around that! "

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OldVet replied to the thread No CC at Range?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
More for my personal safety; not wanting ppl to know where I go from time to time.
Luckily, the range is not in the town I live.
And you wonder why you never received your Christmas card...

The public range I use has been shot to pieces by RTKBA citizens. I went to a private range once. It, too, had been shot to pieces by the more well-to-do clientele. People who shouldn't shoot guns are everywhere. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Happy Birthday JoJoGun.
" 63? Only 63? I want my card back. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Air Force drops bombs on Isis island today - winning!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
Something like this.

Attachment 25278
Yeah buddy! I'm sure a lot of the ground pounders appreciated what a well-meaning black Buff could do. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Lost A Little Weight. Needed New Gun Belt.
" Congrats, man. Any weight loss is a good thing. I had to order a new Amish gun belt lately, and by the time it arrived, I needed a smaller size! I'm down to the last hole already. "

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OldVet replied to the thread 1MoreGoodGuy Has Passed Away.
" All that comes to mind is, "You were a better man than I, Gunga Din." "

September 11th, 2019, 07:44 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet replied to the thread Air Force drops bombs on Isis island today - winning!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
Attachment 25274
Occasionally I could here these hitting at some distance from base. It might be July in Vietnam but you got a cold shiver when you realized what that sound meant.
I remember flying over VN on the way to Thailand and seeing where the Buffs had struck--three long rows of instant wells about a mile in length. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Happy Birthday JoJoGun.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Lionround View Post
I am deeply offended. No one wished me Happy Birthday on my birthday.

Happy, Happy Birthday JoJo.
I sent a card telling you I'd meet you in Columbia and buy lunch... "

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OldVet replied to the thread Happy Birthday JoJoGun.
" Happy birthday, JoJo. Your birthday card is in the mail! "

September 11th, 2019, 01:40 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Computer help..
" My laptop took a dump on me. Won't come up when turned on. It said some file was missing, but now after the "Dell" symbol goes off, I get only a darkened, backlit screen witnancursor pointer and the little wheel ofnwaitingmblinking on and off.

Tried turning it on and off, removing and reinserting the battery, etc. really mad since I've lost all my writings and reload data for the Mongoose.

Anyone have any suggestions to try before taking it to a shop? "

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OldVet created the thread Hurricane prep got boring, sooo.
" Ode to the Unpublished Writer

Here I sit amid stacks of papers.
Wrote a book, alas no takers.
Mailed out envelopes in sets of three,
Enclosed query, synopsis, and SASE.

Read my novel, I plea and plea.
Each one replies, “Not for me.”
I rewrite my hook, edit each line.
Still no reward for all my time.

Send out queries, often and more.
Same old answer as before.
I type and peck, key after key.
Soon the novels number three.

Send new queries in groups of ten.
Now they respond, “You again?”
I write of combat, of war and hell.
Methinks the subject will not sell.

So atop my throne, I work on diction,
And hope it helps to sell my fiction.
My business finished, the roll’s no more,
No big deal--rip out pages one through four. "

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OldVet created the thread So it begins....
" The first storm of the season to be a threat. Looks like I'm in the bullseye for a Sat/Sun hit. The storm may weaken/break up on Thursday if passes over PR or Espanola, but if it doesn't, it may be full steam ahead!

Bourbon stocks inventoried and topped off.
Filled three gas cans this morning, will fill the others later.
Filled the truck. Lines at the stations already.
Grabbed some cash.
Will test run the generator this afternoon.
Yard cleanup and mowing later today before it gets too wet.
Grocery run this evening.
Storm panels up probably Friday if it looks like it might get serious. Lot of work for one old man.
Batten down the hatches Fri.

Florida: Heat, humidity, hurricanes, and snowbirds. What's not to love? "

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OldVet created the thread This is just wrong..
" Police altering mug shots to fit witness descriptions? Say it ain't so.

Portland, OR, police photoshop away suspect's tattoos that witnesses did not report for mugshot lineup.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp "

August 25th, 2019, 07:44 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Interesting Michigan case....
" This sounds a bit like the Florida "Warning Shot" law being put to the test, abet in MI.

Woman points (empty) gun, does not fire, does not meet "deadly force" requirement.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-...201846122.html "

August 22nd, 2019, 09:58 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Pulled into my local diner yesterday....
" And found this sitting in my parking spot. It was immaculate!

Attachment 24856Attachment 24857

The car is virtually identical to the one I owned in high school. I talked to the guy who owned it, and he said the car was the exact one he drove in HD and never sold it. He said he pulled the auto tranny and 389 six-pack out and installed a 455 and four-speed tranny during its frame-off restoration. Definitely not for sale...

Personally I would have stuck with the 389 six-pack since it's not really a drag car, but the '64 automatic wasn't much in the way of a muscle car. Mine had a custom grill and the hood scoops extended, but otherwise the same. "

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OldVet created the thread Easy Rider finishes his ride..

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OldVet created the thread Back when America knew how to end a war..
" Col. Paul Tibbets never had regrets about dropping the first atomic bomb.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-why...135700366.html "

August 7th, 2019, 09:35 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Neck turning....
" I'll say upfront that I have turned case necks before, but that when was converting .30-30 cases to .30 Herrett. That was only for 50 or so cases and back in the early '80s. Since then, I never found a need to turn case necks, and I hadn't even seen my neck-turning setup for nearly 30 years.

When I dove into this 6mm Mongoose caliber, a wildcat variation of the .223/5.56 case, it was mentioned that care needed to be taken to ensure the converted case neck diameter was under .269" to allow expansion when fired. Lapua cases were mentions as would require turning. I'm a fan of military brass, and as luck would have it, Lake City brass seemed to be the go-to brand.

Due to a mistake on my part, I recently ordered 200 "NATO" mixed cases instead of "LC" cases. The batch consisted of WCC and TAA head stamps. TAA is Taiwanese contract brass. It looked to be of decent quality, so I proceeded with converting it. After resizing a dozen or so, I noticed a light ridge on the neck where the /5.56 neck used to be. A quick check with a caliper showed the necks to be right at .268 - .269, closer to the max than I was comfortable.

That left me with two options: Toss the TAA cases or turn the necks. I wasn't about to toss over 100 cases. Fortunately, I found my neck-turning parts but had to set it up. A bit of trial and error work and I had my 45-year-old Herter's case trimmer and neck turner shaving brass!

All of the TAA brass pretty much shaved the necks from the neck mouth to the shoulder junction. It might skip a spot here and there where the neck was thinner, but overall all the TAA brass now has nice, shiny necks of a consistent thickness of about .010" and an outside diameter of .264".

The WCC brass was another story. Most of it required slight shaving right at the shoulder junction, but the forward half of the neck was very hit and miss, either the cutter not touching the brass or slightly shaving it. Clearly WCC brass does not have a consistent neck thickness.

Just for GPs, I'm going to check some of my other Mongoose cases, mainly LC and FC cases. I've never turned necks for accuracy purposes, so it will be interesting to see if I notice any effect. "

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OldVet created the thread Pelosi's Plan.
" The Democrats are frothing at the mouth to impeach Trump for whatever reason they can imagine. Yet Pelosi still will not pull that trigger.

Why?

I think she is well aware that Americans have short attention spans, and if she began proceedings today, most of us would be long bored with it before the elections get into the serious battles. It would also create more distraction in the arduous Democratic nominee process. I think her hesitation is not fact or evidence driven, but timing driven. I say she'll start impeachment proceedings no sooner than six months before the elections when its effect will be greatest on the election outcome

That is all I have to say about that. "

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OldVet created the thread One of those days....
" The Boss needed her military ID renewed because her Medicare is kicking in. The closest place is an AF base 1-1/2 drive away.

The base used to be Johnny on the spot taking care of retirees, but now you have to make an appointment online, go there and get processed, and THEN come back a few days later to pick up the card. Not very convenient if you don't live outside the gate. And to make it all the better, the online appointment system doesn't work...

A friend told me the Reserve unit will take walk-ins, so we drive there only to find out they are closed on Thursday! Grrrrrr. So we go to the base ID office, but it's fruitless.

Next option is another hour drive to Orlando NAS. Walk in and are told 1-1/2 to 2 hour wait. Fine... Twenty minutes later we walk out with the new ID in hand. Bless the USN!

Now it's nearly past lunch time, I've had one cup of coffee and NO breakfast. My mood was entering new territory. So I bought a new bumper sticker.

Attachment 23881

Yep, it's been one of those days. "

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OldVet created the thread Something for you reloaders to kick around..
" I took a mix of rounds to the range today. Some were low-powder fireformers, others were with my hotter powders, both using CCI 450 primers.

Here's what happened. All was fine and dandy until I got to the last 20 rounds--450 primers firing BL-C(2) powder.

Round #11, pulled the trigger--click. WTH? Ejected a still-loaded round. Pulled the trigger again--click. Being a slow learner, I ejected that loaded round and tried a third time--with the same result.

All three misfired primers had solid firing pin strikes, and I mean good ones. So I'm thinking firing pin problem?

Pulled the BCG and firing pin, and other than the typical soot, there was nothing wrong with the firing pin. Pulled it all back together and loaded the next round in the magazine. Click. The next one, Click. Both with solid strikes.

Repeat strikes on two of the faulty rounds do nothing.

I uniform the flash holes and primer pockets on all my cases, hand prime them and feel that the primers are below flush, so high primers are not the case.

I haven't had a bad primer since 1976 when I had two from the same pack. And I can actually understand five random duds in a bad batch of primers, but five in a row and all go bang after that?

I'm going to give the rifle a good cleaning just to eliminate that, and break down those 5 rounds and pop the primers out for inspection. Don't know what else to do. I don't think a call to CCI is warranted yet, but if any more fail, I certainly will.

At this point I have 5 rounds left, so I load them in the magazine and all five go bang as normal. "

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OldVet created the thread Reason to never allow a traffic-stop search..
" Florida cop arrested for planting drugs during traffic-stop searches. I'm glad that got this one. Bury him under the jail.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp "

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OldVet created the thread It's Christmas in July!.
" I get that from being forced to endure the Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July series...

For all you hopefuls out there--
Attachment 23385

And those of another persuasion--
Attachment 23386

Better early than never. "

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OldVet created the thread Parkland HS shooting collects 2 more..
" Following an Internal Affairs investigation, two more deputies have been fired for their failure to act during the shooting.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/2-...cid=spartanntp

Whether one feels LEOs should or should not be forced to charge into the gunfire is moot. This SO is saying do it or risk your job. "

June 26th, 2019, 12:10 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chrongraph?.
" Load work ups for my 6mm Mongoose have me looking into chronographs, something I've never used before. The MagnetoSpeed Sport chrony caught my eye, not only because of the price, but that it is barrel mounted and doesn't require setting up in front of the firing line. If I'm going to use ballistic tables, it helps to have an accurate bullet velocity (Duh!). It is also very compact, easily fitting into the day backpack I use for a range bag.

Reviews I've read are good, although I noted one reviewer said it would change the POI but not group size. That's not a real concern for me as I wouldn't be using it at ranges beyond 100 yards.

Anyone use one or have insight as to their accuracy?

https://magnetospeed.com/collections...ospeed-sporter "

June 26th, 2019, 09:26 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Scopes....
" I'm looking into replacing the old 4X scope I'm using on my Mongoose AR with something of a higher power. I have limitations: the longest range available is 200 yards, hiking 100 yards on these knees is a pain (Hoping to get them replaced in Nov.), and I'm a cheapskate.

Because the Mongoose is essentially a paper-punching range toy only, I'm looking at something in the 4x12 or 4x16 range. It doesn't need to be anything fancy, just useable. BDCs don't make me all giddy, giant "tactical" knobs don't interest me, and a 3x9 Bushnell has always done the job out to 300+ yards for me.

I've looked into Vortex, Primary Arms, Nikon, and a few others. I seriously doubt I'll invest more than $300, so don't say, "Get this $2000 scope!"

So what suggestions/experiences might some of you have in that range that may serve my purposes? "

June 11th, 2019, 01:37 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Parkland school shooting deputy arrested..
" The "did nothing" deputy is charged with 11 counts--so far. First the sheriff got the boot, now they're going after the LEOs.

"Prosecutors say the Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fl...cid=spartanntp "

June 4th, 2019, 03:03 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread When NFL men were really men....
" Green Bay Packer star Bart Starr has passed. Few NFL players today have the grit and character of the great players like Bart Starr. RIP, Bart.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp "

May 26th, 2019, 12:28 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread RIP Grumpy Cat.
" Grumpy has moved on to the big cat box in the sky.

Attachment 22114

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-...inity_20190517 "

May 17th, 2019, 09:12 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Jim Fowler passes..
" Who, you say?

If you don't Jim, you never watched Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. And if you didn't you don't know what you missed.

Jim was the cohost of the wildlife program and saved poor old Marlin Perkins' butt when Perkins tried to capture an anaconda that, in turn, captured him! Marlin left all the animal encounters to Jim after that.

Later in life, he appeared often on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, often putting Johnny on the spot with various animals.

RIP, Jim. You and Marlin are both missed. "

May 10th, 2019, 07:22 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread About time!.
" It seems the Army has selected a new dress uniform--or found a long-lost surplus of WWII leftovers. Either way, I like it better than the Ringling Barnum & Bailey ringmaster uniforms they have now.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/05/u...s-uniform.html

As for the Air Force, it can stick with the stolen Greyhound bus-driver uniforms it's always had. "

May 6th, 2019, 11:53 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread If you can't find a USPS drop box....
" ...this may be the reason why. Nearly all of the outside drop boxes have been removed around here because of this crime. Fortunately, these two were caught.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/young-c...p-box/27229412 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:12 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread I'm all for stopping criminals....
" ...but this dad took a huge risk in stopping a car thief. The dad's kid was in the car!

https://www.wpbf.com/article/pbso-fa...nside/27225381 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:09 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread A good idea for you "Preppers".
" Ran across this on YT. I wonder if empty bourbon bottles will work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxI1Tn7Cng4 "

April 18th, 2019, 12:46 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Florida Man . . . Again.
" You'd almost think Florida would be Amazon country by now. Anther Florida Man bites the dust.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...inity_20190414

No, JL, it wasn't me. "

April 14th, 2019, 11:02 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Last Doolittle Raider passes..
" The Doolittle Raiders are reunited at last. The last survivor, Lt. Col. Richard Cole has rejoined his squadron at the ripe old age of 103. May the squadron have a smooth flight forever. Their kind is one of a kind.

Having met the man once long ago, along with one of the Band of Brothers Easy Company members, it was a day I shall not forget. "

April 9th, 2019, 06:01 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Doesn't know when to quit..
" The infamous and suspended Broward County Sheriff Israel just doesn't know when to throw in the towel after judge dismisses his lawsuit against suspension.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sh...cid=spartanntp

Judge basically said the governor played by state rules. "

April 5th, 2019, 11:36 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Is NASCAR Dead?.
" If not dead, it sure seems to be dying on the vine. I don't watch it like I used to, but I pop in and out and notice how the cameras avoid showing the stands, and when they do--they are far, far from being full. The attendance at the race in TX today was, well, miserable.

There is a cornucopia of reasons it is failing. The expense, the "Stages," the orchestrated yellow flags, turning its nose up at its roots, etc. NASCAR needs to give up entertaining and get back to racing. Smaller tracks are exciting, dirt tracks would be better. "

March 31st, 2019, 07:34 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Maybe JL has a point.....
" … about "Florida Man."

It seems there is some truth to the legend.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

The competition is tough to make the "Breaking News." "

March 22nd, 2019, 03:38 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread FYI - High Noon holsters.
" If you've been sitting on the fence about a High Noon holster, they are having a 30% off for March Madness sale. It was enough to get me to finally order a hard-to-find holster for my 4566. "

March 20th, 2019, 05:16 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Lifestyles of the rich & famous.
" In case you haven't left your cave for a few days, here's a link to the latest national crisis.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

I am not surprised one iota by this. In fact, I always assumed the rich an famous did this kind of thing. Did anyone think those kids were that smart?

What I do find amazing is that federal government agencies are spending time and money investigating how the elite manage to get their babies into top-tier colleges and universities. I guess they ran out of bigger fish to fry. "

March 14th, 2019, 02:50 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Youtube/internet brake fix....
" Long story short, I noticed my wife's Kia brake pedal had gotten spongy and would sink to the floor under pressure. Master cylinder bypassing, right?

Wrong. New one didn't help a bit. No leaks. Bleeding, etc., nothing changed.

So I did some internet searching on the issue and ran across several posts with similar undiagnosed cause, which turned out to be the ABS control module. A quick check showed a new module was $1300 for the part! That ain't happening. Found a few "used" ones for under $200, but that's a crap shoot if you get a good one.

So I ran across a few forums and one guy with the identical problem, haven changed the master cylinder, had calipers replaced, and the ABS module, and still had the problem. So the "advisor" on the forum suggested finding a sandy road, driving about 25-30 mph and locking up the brakes several times and see if that doesn't clear it. Well, the guy with the problem never came back with a response.

So this morning I drove the Kia out to a sandy road and slammed on the brakes 8-10 times to activate the ABS. It made several warning lights pop on and off in the process, but lo and behold, it fixed the spongy, sinking brake pedal. The ABS pump is very noisy in a Kia, by the way. Definitely know when it activates.

Apparently the solenoid valves in the ABS module can get hung up or air in them and cause mushy brake pedals. So if your brake pedal seems to have gotten a bit mushy or sinking under sustained pressure, before rushing to the brake shop, find a sandy or gravel road and lock the brakes a few times and see if that helps. "

March 12th, 2019, 02:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread "The Sandlot" returns.
" The Sandlot movie is returning to TV as a series, with all the original cast. Anyone who didn't enjoy the movie, well, I just don't know. It was pretty much my life on film. And I'm still with my Wendy Peppercorn.

The article doesn't say which network will carry it, but this guy is going to be looking for it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-together.html "

March 4th, 2019, 08:13 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite