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  1. 23 points
    Good day and I hope this email finds you well. On our chat I have had a number of questions regarding what's going on and I wanted to send out a note to reassure you. If you are not aware, since the "election" social media companies have been hard at work silencing those they simply do not agree with. Twitter has banned over 70,000 accounts and FaceBook is purging posts that have key terms like "Stop the steal." Today, the purge hit the firearms community and a site that pretty much everyone is familiar with, AR15.com. Unfortunately, this is not surprising and anyone in the domain community has known for some time that GoDaddy is Anti-Gun and Anti Freedom of Speech. So while I am irritated that GoDaddy took these actions with AR15.com, I am more surprised that it was somehow a shock to someone who should have known better. AR15.com was registered at GoDaddy, and far more disturbing, is still having it's website hosted on Amazon's AWS. Just last night, Amazon chose to cut off services to Parler, which ran on the very same Amazon Web Services' cloud computing platform. How Does this Impact NJGF and How Are We Exposed? Since DAY 1, over 12 years ago, being at the mercy of anti-gun companies has been a concern of mine. As such, the domain has ALWAYS been registered and managed at either an offshore web registrar, Internet.bs, registered in the Bahamas, or, and for the last few years, at Epik.com, a registrar owned by a Freedom loving, CEO Rob Monster, someone I have come to known fairly well over the prior few years. Before Gab.com, Parler.com and now AR15.com found Epik.com, we have been using them for NJGunForums.com registration along with many other domains in my firearms portfolio. The company is strongly in support of the First and Second Amendments and I do not have any concerns there. In either case, if there is trouble on the horizon, the next step would be to register the domain at an offshore registrar. Hosting wise, there is a weeeeeee bit more exposure. NJGF is hosted on a dedicated server, with a host we have used for the last 8 years or so. I have had multiple discussions with the host over the years regarding firearms and they are completely okay with the firearms community. More than that, we are not on a "cloud" hosting platform where the data is all over the place, the data is on a server, backed up to two drivers. We DO use Amazon for cheap backup storage however, however an outage there, would have no impact on the community. As a backup, I maintain a number of backup hosts offshore as well, currently Norway, a country that values internet freedom, and will look into adding a second in either Switzerland or Bulgaria. In the event the current host would have an issue with the firearms community, it would take a few hours to transition to an offshore hosting account. Many people have asked about what they can do, and why we have "Premier Memberships" on the forum, this is why. Bottom Line While I am deeply concerned about the "cancel culture," I am not concerned about being in the position that AR15.com is today, and what many other firearms communities may find themselves in tomorrow. For the last 10 years, these concerns were top of mind and it is why we block traffic from most of Asia, and have the domain registered and servers hosted where we do. If you want to support the community and help with the additional backup servers, please consider becoming a Premier Member. You can do that here... https://www.njgunforums.com/forum/index.php?/store/category/1-premier-membership/ If you have domains left over at GoDaddy, and want to tell them to pound sand, I highly recommend Epik.com, and it is where I have the vast majority of my domains registered, please use our link, http://slav.li/epik Thanks! -Maks
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    For anyone starting (or replenishing) a well-stocked home pantry, the Shop-Rite Can-Can sale is on right now and continues through this Saturday, Jan 9th. As per usual,, they have some decent prices on pantry staples like canned tomatoes, tuna, soups & broths, etc. The can-can sale is a good option price-wise for filling any gaps in your pantry, particularly if you're not a member of Costco or another discount club. Start here to find your local Shop-Rite store - https://shop.shoprite.com/globaldata/banner-pages/store-locator - from there you can view that store's weekly flyer with sale details. Happy prepping!
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    George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against Hessian forces (German auxiliaries in the service of the British) in Trenton, New Jersey, on the morning of December 26.
  7. 7 points
    The enemy is still in Trenton !
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    T'was the month of Christmas, And all through the town, People wore masks, That covered their frown. The frown had begun Way back in the Spring, When a Chinese virus, Changed everything. They called it corona, But unlike the beer, It didn’t bring good times, It didn’t bring cheer. Airplanes were grounded, Travel was banned. Borders were closed Across air, sea and land. As America locked down, To flatten the curve, The economy halted, And folks lost their nerve. From March to July, We braved the first wave, People stayed home, They tried to behave. Now it’s December And cases are spiking, Wave two has arrived, Much to our disliking. It is true that this year, Visited sadness upon plenty, We will never forget The year twenty twenty. And just ‘round the corner - The holiday season, But why be merry? Is there even one reason? To adorn the house And put up a tree, Who will see it, No one but me. As I gaze out my window, The snow gently falls, And I think to myself, Let’s deck the halls! So, I gather the ribbon, The garland and bows, As I play those old carols, My happiness grows. My voice lifts up beyond the sky, Giving Him thanks and praise. Up where my heart is not alone, Sings a joyful chorus ablaze. Christmas is not cancelled, And neither is hope. If we lean on each other, I know we can cope. ------------------------------------------------------------------
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    This reminds me of a joke I heard a long time ago. In a parched and dusty western town, a reclusive gold prospector from the mountain rode in. The town mayor and a couple buddies who were sitting outside the barber shop watched the prospector ride up to the general store. The prospector dismounted and hitched his horse. After dusting off the caked on dirt, he then walked around to the rear, lifted the horse's tail and kissed it squarely on it's asshole. The shocked mayor got up and approached the prospector. You!, You there, just what was that! The prospector replied huh? The increasingly incensed mayor said We got laws ag'in immoral behavior like that. Why'd you kiss that horse on the bum?" The prospector replied, Oh, that. I got me a might powerful case of chapped lips. The now confused mayor asks " Is that some sorta Indian cure". No sir, it ain't no cure, but it sure as shit keeps me from lick'n my lips.
  12. 6 points
    There are some good things that happened in 2020 - this purchase being one of them. My S&W Revolver collection is all post war, but this is the oldest S&W revolver I own... It is a 1949 S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman. The .38 refers to the caliber - .38 S&W Special - and the 44 to the frame size. These were the precursors to the .357 Magnum although they kept these in the line long after the .357 came out (ca 1936). It is a hot-loaded .38 Special very much akin to today's .38 +P. This one has some special touches. It is equipped with King Gun Sight Company front and rear sights and the hammer has been reconfigured. The stocks are Keith Brown target stocks checkered in the Roper pattern. Not sure that they'll stay on this gun, but maybe. Keith Brown is not even taking orders any more and the only way to buy his stocks is through a broker. There are about three iconic grip makers still alive and Keith Brown is at the top of that list. The other two are the Culinas and Craig Spegel - I just talked to Craig yesterday and got on his wait list - he is currently back-logged for three years. Glad for the year to go out on a high note. Adios, Pizza Bob
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    @45Doll, @67gtonut, @JohnnyB, @Pizza Bob, @NJRulz & @GRIZ and others: FYI - Now here is a truly amazing, intriguing and very touching car story about what arguably IMHO, could and should be considered one of “the last forgotten muscle cars”…. It is the story of a car referred to as “The Black Ghost” – a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE with a 426 Hemi Engine, ordered new in triple black colors by Godfrey Qualls, a decorated U.S. Army paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, then Green Beret, who served in Vietnam, who later became a motorcycle cop, married, then a father, who street raced this car in Detroit in the 1970’s and beat everyone he raced. (Also, there is an interesting sidebar story regarding the Shaker Hood….) The car has survived and this YouTube video is the compelling story about the car, its owner and its ultimate fate…. Enjoy AVB-AMG
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    I'd rather PRESIDENT Trump veto the whole fucking bill for it's bullshittery.
  19. 5 points
    Uh huh, right after we first get mandatory 1A and voter training!
  20. 5 points
    Here's a Holiday Dump for Ya'll!
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    ? Ya know, you could have wished to come back as her boyfriend.
  25. 4 points
    Playground? I grew up playing with Army men on a dirt hill with firecrackers. Then advanced to Mattel Machineguns in the woods playing "war". Then it was Wiffle Ball and football in the neighbor's yard. Of course, in the winter, it was snow ball fights with built fort igloos and sledding down the unplowed main street.
  26. 4 points
    Howdy y’all, and Happy New Year! Many of the food threads I have started here over the years are based on my family recipes or traditions. I’d like to take a little time and share another one with you. One of my favorites! It has long been a tradition in my family to make sausage on New Years Day. For over 50 years, we have hunted deer and hogs between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and NYD was always our sausage making day. It was always fun, and a great way for the family to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Since my dad passed away in Feb 2020, it’s now up to me to carry on the family tradition. While I didn’t hunt this year to make deer sausage..I decided to adapt and overcome, and make something equally as tasty. I made 2 varieties of sausage., we’ll get to that in a bit. Earlier this year, I bought a cookbook called ‘Food Lab’. In it, is a section on grinding your own meat, and making sausage. After reading it, I discovered after all these years, we had been doing it wrong! Oh, the horror! Our long held family tradition was in error! To set the correct course, I incorporated the lessons I learned in Food Lab. I have to say, it’s been a great education, and we turned out a better product. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a LOT of pictures, but I’ll give you the general idea. I don’t know why they didn’t post in order...but you guys are smart enough to figure things out. Lol As I said, we made 2 varieties of sausage. Sweet Italian pork sausage, and chicken, Parmesan, and parsley sausage. I’ll briefly walk you through the procedure, and the recipe, in case you want to try this yourself at home. I highly recommend it...you’ll make a better sausage than you can buy from your butcher, AND have the added bonus of knowing exactly what goes in your food. First, the sweet Italian sausage. I bought a pork ‘picnic’ from the grocery. I chose this because it has a good ratio of meat to fat. This is extraordinarily important. You’ll want a 80% meat to 20% fat ratio for ANY sausage you make. This will ensure your finished sausage stays moist and tender. Nobody likes to have a dry piece of meat in their mouth! A good kitchen scale is vital to getting the proper ratios of meat/fat. The other important fundamental of making sausage is the ratio of meat to salt. You should have 1.5-2% salt to the total weight of your meat/fat. A scale also comes in handy here. Additionally, the salt and spices you choose to add must have adequate time to ‘work’. This is where my family sausage making went wrong..we didn’t allow enough time for the salt to do its job of breaking down the myoglobins in the meat. We would grind meat, season, and stuff it in casings all in the same day. This is not the best way to make sausage, as I have learned. The basic Italian sausage recipe is as follows. Note that the meat/salt measurements are metric. It’s much easier to calculate the ratios that way. For what it’s worth, I doubled the recipe below. 1 Kg pork with at least 20% fat content. Cut into 1” cubes. 15g kosher salt. 2 medium cloves of garlic. Finely minced. 1tsp dried oregano. 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg. 1tsp fresh ground black pepper. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar. 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes (if you want to make hot Italian sausage). At least 12 hours before, and up to 24 hours before grinding the meat, cut it into 1” chunks, and season it with the salt, spices, as red wine vinegar. Mix it well, and let it sit in the refrigerator until it’s time to grind it. It’s extremely important that the meat is very cold. Not quite frozen, but close. This will prevent the fat from melting in the grinder, and becoming an emulsified mess. You don’t want your beautiful sausage the consistency of a cheap hot dog. I have found that it helps quite a bit to put the metal bits of your meat grinder in the freezer for a few hours. The blade, grinding guide, auger...the whole kit and kaboodle. This will help keeping the fat nice and firm. I use an electric meat grinder, and (now) a separate sausage stuffer tool. A manual grinder works too. Grind the meat using a medium grind. If the fat starts to get sloppy looking, STOP! Put it back in the freezer for awhile until it firms up again. Again...you want an even grind of meat/fat. Not a sloppy, gloppy mess. You can stuff the ground meat into sausage casings, or make them into patties. Your personal preference. I like to use natural hog casings. They are usually available in the frozen section of your grocery store. Be sure to rinse the salt they come packed in. Some people use synthetic casings, but I think the texture is horrible. The chicken sausage used the same ratio of meat/fat/salt. I used chicken thighs, but you can use breasts if you prefer. 1Kg chicken of your choice. I used boneless/skinless thighs. I used raw bacon to add the proper amount of fat (20%) to the meat, but some people use the skins. Or, you can use chunks of pork fat. Personally, I wanted a little bit of smoky bacon goodness in my sausage. 15g kosher salt 3 cloves of finely minced garlic 1/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 Tablespoon fresh ground black pepper. 3 tablespoons dry white wine. Procedure is the same as for the pork sausage. Stuff into casings, make patties, or whatever turns you on. I know some people who like to cold smoke their sausages...I’ve done this once or twice, with great results. For this batch, I’m keeping it simple, and going with non smoked. It was a fun day of making sausage!! We even had the infamous Zeke(sadly, banned from this forum), and his lovely girlfriend come over to help.....well, help isn’t quite the word. They ate, drank, and chatted with Mrs Tex and I while I did the work!!! They took home a few pounds of fresh sausage. Seems to me, they got the better end of the deal!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my little tutorial. I encourage you to try this!! It makes for a fun day, and great eats!!
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    We just need a little bit of Chuck...
  29. 4 points
    Name ONE country, just ONE, that taxes their people and sends that money to America...I'll Wait
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    Your contractor does damage on your property while working for you sounds like a civil matter, not criminal, not traffic. I doubt the PD will care. I'd call again and have a polite, friendly conversation. He might already have you on his schedule. 30 years ago, I was plowing snow for the first time and figured I would just push the snow through the holes in a chain link fence. Turns out packed snow doesn't push through like I though it would.
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  34. 3 points
    I said it in another thread, if you support the demise of the NRA you're a fking moron and too stupid to own a gun that doesn't mean spending and questionable items should not be addressed
  35. 3 points
    I know one thing, I'd be looking for anonymity as much as possible buying ammo etc. right now. I'd even pay more for that....
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    I was hoping the Can-Can sale meant I could get one for the Glock, one for the AR. But apparently Shop-Rite interprets 'can' to mean something else entirely.
  38. 3 points
    The second to last is profoundly inaccurate. It should have included buying more 1911's!
  39. 3 points
    This. The “new” bill just increased the $600 but left everything else in place. All the Pork. Republicans wanted a lot of that stuff (at a minimum the stuff that didn’t help them) removed. Nobody wanted that. and yes. Narrative is “republicans voted against increase” because...media.
  40. 3 points
    The H&K MP5 was the STAR of this movie...
  41. 3 points
    Guess what that is? Both sides are swinging it over the table, saying my di*k is bigger than yours. Hoyer knew he wouldn't get unanimous consent, his game was just to make the Repubs look like the aholes, cause he knew what the Headline would be. The Repubs wanted to carve out some "pork", but the Dems wanted no part of that. Bet you won't here that part on CNN.
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    Thanks to George in NH on the National Match board: I made a snowman 8:00 am: I made a snowman. . 8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman. . 8:15 - So, I made a snow woman. . 8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. . 8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it should have been two snow men instead. 8:22 - The transgender man..woman...person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts. . 8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with. . 8:28 - I was being called a racist because the snow couple is white. . 8:31 - The Muslim gent across the road demanded the snow woman wear a burka. . 8:40 - The police arrived saying someone had been offended . 8:42 - The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needed to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role. . 8:43 - The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction. . 8:45 - TV news crew from ABC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women. I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist. . 9:00 - I was on the news as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobic sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather. . 9:10 - I was asked if I have any accomplices. My children were taken by social services. . 9:29 - Far left protesters offended by everything marched down the street demanding for me to be beheaded. Moral: There is no moral to this story. It is what we have become.
  44. 3 points
    Pizza Bob took the words out of my mouth. This obsession with figuring out ways of restricting ourselves in regards to sudden and violent self defense scenarios seems to be a phenomenon that only affects NJ gun owners. If a self defense encounter would to occur within my home, I will use whatever is LEGAL TO OWN, AVAILABLE, AND SUITABLE FOR THE SITUATION AT HAND. Hollow points are legal to purchase and own PERIOD. Don't fool yourself into thinking that using hornady critrical, inceptor, ruger arx, glaser ammo etc...for self defense of your loved ones will earn brownie points with some NJ prosecutor, IT WONT BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE!!!!!! GET IT.
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    Just an fyi. For everyone. You all are a rso. If you see something wrong. Say it. Dont be afraid to tell someone or that person. Ill be doing rso duty at sjsc on 12/26. Say hi to me if you’re there.
  48. 3 points
    Because there are people on this forum who know better than everyone else (not to mention smarter, more insightful, better looking, and with poop that doesn't stink), will remind everyone of that "fact," and will argue out their superiority with the other greatest minds on Earth who also don't know when to quit - long after anyone who actually cared about the original topic has left the "conversation." Also, have not shopped at CTD for years - post Newtown. They can price gouge if they want, but they seem to forget that I can also stop buying from them permanently, and that the community has a good memory.
  49. 3 points
    eh.. I just want the government to leave me and everyone else alone.. I dont want them to "help me" LOL
  50. 3 points
    meh, unless it's essentials, gov't shouldn't do this as the mkt corrects itself. If you are upset at their prices, shop elsewhere is what I say


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