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  1. Never bought a stripped lower before. Would I be correct in assuming that an FFL is going to charge me NICS and Transfer fee?
  2. I usually get ridiculous skin cracks, especially on the nail bed corners near my fingertips. Sometimes they won't heal unless I put a stitch in them. It's a pain in the ass but the only way to keep my hands from really getting bad is to put bag balm on after showering at night (or last hand wash of night) and then putting on some cotton gloves. The greasiness sucks but it does lock in the moisture. I also try to wear gloves whenever I go out into cold weather and always put on moisturizer after washing my hands.
  3. I have 3 Golden Comet chickens (used to have 4 but a hawk got one). First thing is to check your town regs and then gauge whether or not you think your neighbors will rat you out. If you get good layers they will typically lay an egg a day during their prime. Sometimes they will slow down like when they molt or when it is really frigid outside. Make sure you get a hardy bird that can survive cold temps, like the Comet (off shoot of RRed). If they stop laying first thing you do is check the yard. Mine have a habit of laying somewhere other than the coop every once in a while. It sucks to rack leaves and bust a dozen eggs open on the rake. Chickens are really dumb. The eat, poop, lay, and sleep. That is it. Also, they can fly and higher than 6' for very short bursts but enough to escape a backyard. That can be addressed by clipping one of their wings. You can find instructions online, it is easy. 2 people, one to hold chicken, one to clip - scissors does the trick. The 3 chickens we have don't leave behind so much waste that you cannot just throw it in the trash. However, we typically compost but keep in mind for chicken waste you must have a very high temp compost, I think they say 120+, maybe 140 I don't recall. That is if you are going to use on garden for food. Food costs depend on whether or not you keep them organic. Our 3 survive for at least 1.5 month on 1 50lb bag of layer feed. I think the non-organic bag is less than $15 but don't quote me. The organic is more than double that price. http://www.bellemeadcoop.com/Feed_Pages/feed_pages.htm Someone mentioned 24/7 care and that is entirely true. Our chickens can go 2-3 days without anyone looking in on them. The feeder we use lasts for 3-4 days, longer in the summer because they are free ranging for their own food. I have an automatic water feeder I built out of a bucket and a toilet bowl valve, hook the hose to it, turn it on, and it runs until the bucket fills then stops. I have a hose coming out the bottom running to the bottom of the coop with a few nipples on it. You can buy those on a site like Farmtek. Actually, you can buy anything you could possibly need on that website. We've never had any problems other than one had swollen/sour crop. That was the one that got eaten by the hawk though so problem solved! lol
  4. Same here, when I see stuff like this my first instinct isn't to laugh. I cringe. Having fallen hard on my tailbone before I know how much it can hurt and for how long.
  5. I'm due for a new water heater in my townhouse. I see gas 40 gal heaters are still plentiful. However, I measured mine and it's height is 56.5"... I don't see many that height. Is it easier to buy a shorter one and extend the vents and copper or get a taller one and cut back?
  6. There's an app for that
  7. I may have overlooked it but I didn't see any mention of your experience level. Some riding, some dirt biking, never been on 2 wheels? My advice to anyone in the latter category who lives in Central or Northern NJ is to buy a dirt bike and learn to ride on the dirt before getting into street bikes. I've had several friends with no riding experience take the safety course and graduate as some of the better students and their level of competence was laughable. One of them crashed while trying to come to a stop on our first ride together after he got his license. With time and additional instruction they all became great riders though. Just have to take it slow. A rider in NJ needs to be 100% comfortable with the "riding" portion of motorcycling, it should be second nature before getting on the road, because 110% of a rider's focus needs to be on the morons around them on the roads. Just MHO. As for the bike, get something cheap, used, and appropriately sized. Cheap and used means you don't have to worry about dropping it, denting it up, etc. Appropriately sized means you can correctly navigate it as a beginner - which is what matters. Growing into something is a ridiculous concept. Think of it this way, you doing 55 mph and some jerk pulls out in front of you do you want to be on a bike you can manipulate with your skill level or do you want to be on a 500lb cruiser that isn't very nimble or forgiving to a beginner?
  8. It's impossible and unlikely it would ever happen. There is no "blood test" that can diagnose "clinical depression". Someone can be clinically depressed by DSM standards without having any physiological issues so it makes zero sense. Not to say antis have any sense about them. Furthermore, even the ACLU would come out against this I believe, if for no other reason that the slippery slope it creates.
  9. Heat and pressure causing windows to blow out? Lived in PHX for years, never ever heard of this. Based on construction of car inevitable air leakage pretty sure it's nearly impossible. I have heard of toddlers falling on their butts and ending up with 2nd degree burns from the scorching heat of the pavement. I recall "south phx" being the gang area but nowadays I think that stuff is pretty much all over. I don't think you have anything to worry about if you don't go looking for trouble. When it rains, keep your eyes open on the roads. Those folks can't drive for sh*t in bad weather! lol
  10. Main character on Sons of Guns has been arrested for molestation. Not much in the way of details other than he was arrested and released on bail. I was never a fan of the show but this is just another black eye for the industry or at least the antis will use it in that manner I am sure. http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/13/showbiz/sons-of-guns-will-hayden-arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
  11. Definitely keep one in the pipe. How much abuse did that guy suffer on the playground!?!?
  12. "Selfish"... what a tired refrain when it comes to suicide. Almost as tired as, "he had everything a person could want". We aren't talking about a guy who decided to kill himself on a whim or because the local Starbucks made his soy latte incorrectly. This is a person that was known to suffer from debilitating depressive episodes. This isn't about being down in the dumps, feeling blue, having a bad week. We are talking about possibly being mentally incapacitated sometimes to the point of not getting out of bed for weeks [not saying this is exact case with Robins]. If a person hasn't dealt with depression on a professional or personal level they typically lack perspective on the seriousness of the disease. Yes, suicide is a horrible thing and does terrible damage to everyone involved. However, "selfish" is not the word I would use to describe a person who was in such mental anguish that they thought the pain of physical death was preferable to living. That isn't to say one should care more about Williams [edit] than the other 30k people who do it every year, but such is the nature of celebrity and our 24hr news cycle. An interesting perspective from a CHP officer who worked the Golden Gate. https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_briggs_the_bridge_between_suicide_and_life#t-501339
  13. Me too, and I use it to water stuff all the time. Especially this year since I didn't open it so it isn't overly chlorinated. Even when I'm keeping it up the chemical levels are not far off from municipal water.
  14. Is that how you read Alpo's statement? Because it isn't how I read it. No one is saying screw the Kyle family. What we are saying is the family will be in a good, possibly great, financial position even after the payment to JV is made. Why donate money to someone who is a millionaire when there are other families of vets struggling? Seems like common sense to me.
  15. Hit the nail on the head.