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  1. I've always liked their stuff, I almost always come home from the store with a few Goya products. Certainly not going to change that now. Goya was one of the big donors at an annual breast cancer charity event where my wife used to work. That puts them on the positive side of the karma scale as far as I'm concerned.
  2. I could see that being a problem. I did get jammed up already trying to buy alcohol at the Shop Rite. They scan the license (there's a reason I almost never buy alcohol at the Shop Rite), and it comes up as expired, so by store policy, they can't sell me booze. I tried working the clerk through the issue logically (Was I over 21 when expired in May? Yes? Then is there any way I could be under 21 now?) Not for nothing, I'm also clearly decades older than 21, but nothing worked, so it was off to the local liquor store that I should have been shopping at in the first place.
  3. @Zeke, we got another extension. The text below is copied from nj.com, so folks can avoid giving them the click traffic...but if you want the full story, it was posted there today. "The expirations dates of drivers’ licenses, vehicle registrations, inspection stickers, non-license IDs and temporary tags will now be extended for several more months to give people more time and to reduce lines at agencies. The MVC extended expiration dates in March and again in May due to closures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Documents expiring between March 13 and May 31 have been extended to September 30; those expiring between June 1 to August 31 have been extended to December 31. Commercial driver licenses expiration dates were previously extended to September 30."
  4. You can still fly the Hudson River Corridor. There has been talk of closing it, but it's too popular. The nearby East River corridor was heavily restricted for VFR traffic after the Cory Lidle accident, you might be thinking of that. If the Hudson corridor isn't closed due to a Yankee's game, the UN General Assembly Meeting, or some other TFR, you can still fly it between 1000 and 1300 feet without a clearance, though there are some rules to follow and you self-report your position at 5 specific waypoints. Above 1300 feet, it's called the Skyline route, and you can fly it by coordinating a clearance with Laguardia and Newark Towers. Either way, it's a very cool flight, just as when you did it. The John John accident scenario is one that any pilot can fall victim to; VFR pilots (like he was) are most susceptible, but even IFR pilots can fall into the trap. There was a study done years ago with VFR rated pilots flying (simulated) into clouds, and on average, they crashed within 178 seconds of losing sight of the ground. That gave rise to this classic video, sort of the aviation equivalent of the drivers ed 'blood on the highway' scare you straight films. 178 seconds to live The fundamental problem is that your inner ear isn't good enough at detecting slow changes in your body's orientation, and if it doesn't detect a change, your brain continues to think everything is 'normal', meaning you are still seated in a horizontal position. As the plane enters a bank, you don't realize it if you can't see the ground and you aren't paying close attention to the instruments. As the bank steepens, still without your knowledge, you lose altitude, and your instinct is to pull back on the yoke to climb...but as the plane starts to lay over on it's side, up elevator pulls the plane into a tighter bank, causing even quicker elevation loss, in the classic graveyard spiral. Graveyard spiral recovery is commonly tested on check rides, and occasionally on flight reviews. Yes, all pilots are exposed to these, and can recover without much drama--but you know it's coming when you are being tested. The pilot puts on the view limiting hood so he can't see outside the plane, closes his eyes so he can't see the instruments, then the examiner eases the plane into a graveyard spiral, before the pilot is told to open his eyes and recover, still unable to see outside of the plane. On my check ride, my initial instrument scan showed a 2000 fpm descent at a bank angle approaching 60 degrees. It didn't feel like it; if I'd been looking out the window at clouds I could have missed it, and it would have been non-recoverable in under a minute.
  5. The problem is, if you are applying for a Real ID NJ license for the first time, you have to apply in person. And Real ID is new here, so everyone who wants one has to apply in person. And the non-Real ID NJ license won't be recognized for air travel after this fall, since the Feds have realized NJ was kinda giving out NJ driver's licenses without paying adequate attention to identifying the recipient. I'm dreading my DMV visit later this month, but my license expired in May, and the two month extensions everyone got at that time expires the end of the month. But I also don't want to have to remember to take a passport every time I fly domestically, so I need the Real ID.
  6. The logic is flawed, but I wonder how likely it is that you'd ever get jammed up shooting either of those there? Do they ever bench check shooters? I'd think if the noise generated isn't excessive and you aren't blasting huge craters in the backstop, you won't attract much attention.
  7. I've got a 5-0-5 as well, probably dating to the mid-70's. Still going strong, though I mostly use a digital scale now (but I like being able to cross-check).
  8. That's not good. I think even pictures of AR pistols are illegal in NJ... Well, not exactly, but there are very few AR pistols that come in under the allowable weight limit NJ imposed, and there are a couple of other gotchas. You'll hear more when you post the pic and name a make/model.
  9. A new nickel weighs 5.00 grams. A penny (post 1982 production, when they became mostly zinc) weighs 2.50 grams. Google will do the unit conversions for you, but those work out to about 77 grains and 38.5 grains, respectively, and are a pretty good sanity check for accuracy on that range of the balance. Those aren't real test weights, by any means, but if you use clean coins that aren't too worn, you won't be far off. And the price is right.
  10. 1) Buy 2) Bring Back It's still pretty straightforward, the only legal gotcha that comes to mind is if the ammo is hollow point--then once you enter NJ you have to drive directly to your home or to a range.
  11. I've got an extra powder measure, reloading scale (analog), and I think a case prep station for trimming and deburring brass (you won't need that for the 38, might find it useful for 30-06). If you're interested, I'll dig out what I've got; I'd offer it fairly cheaply.
  12. Saw him live in the rodeo grounds at the Snake River Stampede in Idaho, a dozen or so years ago. Really like his music; he wrote some great political essays as well. He'll be missed.
  13. Tell them! Don't just discuss your actions here, let Cabelas's know what you are doing and why! I certainly gave Dicks corporate an earful when I made the decision to stop doing business with them due to their anti-2A policies.
  14. And if you only have long guns in the car and decide to run errands. 'Errands' aren't an allowable deviation if you are transporting a handgun. Because NJ sucks.
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