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    You guys know what JCP&L stands for? Just Can't Provide Lights.
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    A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO KROGER'S Yesterday I was at my local Kroger's grocery buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think,I had an elephant? So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Kroger's won't let me shop there anymore. Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.
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    You can get a mushroom cloud from enough high explosive. I've seen mushroom clouds from the 10,000 lb bombs they used to clear LZs in Vietnam. IIRC the cloud is caused by air rushing back to the vacuum caused by the explosion.
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    I would only comment that I personally would not run steel or aluminum in a new gun. The reason being that you need a baseline. If the gun won't run solid with brass, the problem is most likely the gun. Once you're sure the gun is solid, you can introduce steel or aluminum and if you have failures, you can blame the ammo. Also, super cheap steel and aluminum may have a lacquer coating or something else that impedes function. Shrug. Start with the fewest possible variables. Run a known brand of brass for at least 200 rounds would be my suggestion.
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    This recipe looks awesome! How have I not see this thread before?
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    Is this your first hand gun? Cause if it is, just be glad you can find anything to pew with due to current market conditions. Just remember some indoor ranges don't allow steel case ammo due to "steel core" ammo dimpling the steel backstops, which then can cause ricochets. Some ranges use a magnet on the heads... (Maybe you knew this already & if not other Newbies lurking just got educated For home defense stick with brass or nickel plated brass. Rosey
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    Costco had ground beef back in stock. Picked up a package of 6.5 pounds. What to do. What to do.....???
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    There were some studies done on oil that was upwards of 45 years old by Blackstone labs. The result? Same specs as it was the day it was bottled. I think they even tested oil that was in non-sealed cans and the result was the same. Contamination is the only real issue, water infiltration being the biggest problem.
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    Pretty much, yes, fine. It will get some moisture in it that should boil out pretty quick. All oil degrades over time, the issue is, how long is that time, how exposed is the oil to the elements? In an engine crankcase, the answers, for the most part are a LONG LONG time since it's not really exposed. Is it ideal? Of course not. Is it going to be a problem, assuming liquid water wasn't dumped into the crankcase? Probably not. This is why most lawnmowers these days recommend exactly zero oil changes for the life of the mower. The wheels will fall off before the engine oil is an issue. (do add oil if it's low though)
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    I am in Middletown. Lost power at 11:30am yesterday. Came back at about 1:30pm. However was not stable for the first 30 minutes. By that point, had just prepped my generator and had it at the ready. At about 8:00pm suddenly lost power again. Wtf? Put the generator into action by 9:00pm and ran essentials off of that over night. Woke up at 6:00am and power was back and stable. Generator (a Honda EU3000)was still running in Eco mode but gas tank by that time was almost empty. Total runtime on a full tank in Eco mode and a modest load is approx 9-10 hours. p.s. Every 2 months since buying the gen eight years ago, I take It out and run it for 30 minutes with a small load on it. Gives me confidence it will work when I really need to rely on it.
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    My section of Highland Lakes has been without power since about 1pm. Still on the generator now. I saw SREC said it could be as late as late Thursday before we're back. It said most should be back by 11pm Wednesday. The generator is fine, I checked the oil Monday night, it was clean and new, so I don't foresee any issues. I'll probably check the oil tomorrow night when I get home from Work if it's still running.
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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-Armor-Earplugs-Medium/dp/B088TFT1XN&ved=2ahUKEwiIpK3wloPrAhUSVN8KHS_ADdsQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw1ocB6mC-2b_J3jExbGYfzx That should work. My phones a pita. It opens the amazon app when I get to the website.
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    Daisy cutter, pure awesomeness. I giant muther effing lawnmower that clears at least a football field in the blink of an eye. Basically, you said it. A daisy cutter has at least the same amount of explosive as that involved in the explosion. If it was ordnance, it would have gone off like that Russian ammo depot mishap a while back. It would be several explosions, not just one big boom. I know there were two, but the second one was the ass kicker. News says it was probably ammonium nitrate storage tanks. EDIT: I heard that the radius was about 2 kilometers. That's Hiroshima sized, so it's no wonder there was speculation very early that it may have been a nuke.
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    If anyone close by needs anything, let me know - I have power, internet, AC, etc.
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    If you shoot major matches, use brass cased. Not because the cheaper stuff won't work, but because the safety officers in the pit volunteered to run the match for you to shoot (and often spent their own money on a hotel for a night or two) and they get only the brass as reward. Don't be a cheap bastard - at least leave brass cases behind at a match.
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    It may be cheaper to buy steel and aluminum cased ammo but to me it's a waste of money since I can't reload them. Brass ammo costs a bit more but the ability to reuse the brass definitely makes it the best buy in the long run!
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    Nickel plating, basic metallurgic properties include corrosion resistance, and lower coefficient of friction than brass. The surface is more "slick" so to speak, it being less porous helps with corrosion. It's easy to control the plating process too, creating an accurate and thin layer. I bought my house from a cop who left about 1000 rounds of nickel 9mm cases in a box out in the shed... i looked into before deciding to reload them.
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    Nice, keep getting people involved. I helped 2 of my chef friends get moving on the paperwork over the last month.
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    This makes 3 of us. Nickel cases supposedly offer better feeding as they are "slicker" than any of the others. I have no proof for or against this.
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    For Gods sake, don’t make pineapple meatloaf!
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    Since I run the cams at work I pulled this one. The power blipped at just about the wrong moment, but I still caught the tree just as the car passed.

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