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  1. That was giant raindrops falling to Earth at a 91 degree angle. We did not get nearly the amount of damage I thought we would, nothing like what you got up by you. There was relatively little to clean up in the 22 lawns I cut today. A few big limbs on a couple of properties was about it. I saw some large limbs down on other properties, but not trees down. If you heard a freight train in your back yard, that was probably a MB. When we had a MB here in 2002 (I think), it was frightening, like nothing I'd ever heard or seen. I took my 5 yo son to the basement. The duration was maybe 10 minutes.
  2. We were hit pretty hard too. I thought it was another micro-burst (mini tornado). All was quiet, then I hear a racket on my roof. At first I thought it was hail, but was black walnuts blown onto roof from a tree fifteen feet away. Rain was actually going sideways. Very surprised we didn't lose power
  3. No 3 pt hitch. Deal breaker.
  4. I have four sheepdogs, a wolf and three sheep for neighbors.
  5. In this instance, I guess, Janis Joplin was right. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose. It is the fear of loosing what few good things we have that ties us to the bad things that hold us down. It took courage to move away for the sake of your principles. In this day and age, where money tops all, we live in a nation of mostly unprincipled people. Always remember that freedom is not free, there is always some cost, financial, social, etc.. associated with it.
  6. That's what I have on the truck now. I've never got stuck with them, and they are very quiet for a truck tire, but they did not impress me last winter. Also, they don't seem to grab dry road all that well, I will burn rubber every time I step on it to pull out on to a busy road.
  7. Do you know which ones? There seems to be a half dozen different grabber models ranging from knobby to highway treads.
  8. Can anyone recommend a mud and snow rated truck tire that has a good balance between performance and road noise.
  9. The original Magnificent seven were ronin samurai, and also Japanese. Which, I guess, is implicit. The Seven Samurai is one of the most copied stories ever.
  10. It's like Bullet. Steve McQueen makes that movie, well, the Mustang too, but mostly McQueen. There is nothing, NOTHING that can be done to that movie that will make it better. The only reason that flick would get remade is because Ford backed it to sell more Mustangs. It would not be an improvement. The entire movie would be a long entertaining advertisement with a good bit of wokeness in it.
  11. Silly goose, that was a sequel, not a remake. But, it was a great movie. Maybe they should remake it with the Jewish mafia or black mafia.
  12. Really had to think about this one. Classic successful beloved movies generally do not need to be remade unless some progressive leftard wants to use it as a vehicle to promote an agenda. My contributions are... The Fly. Scarface, and lastly (on the fence with this one) The Jackal. My list of movies that should have been left the fuck alone instead of appropriated as vehicles for progressive propaganda is longer.
  13. It appears to me that the timing is screwed up. (A)Try a lighter BCG, (B) snip off a coil or two from the buffer spring, (C) use a lighter buffer. The dwell time, the amount of time the gasses push BCG back and the next round is stripped off and chambered is out of whack. Although pressure is higher in short gas systems, the amount of time the pressure is applied is shorter, so all the moving parts need to be light enough to get pushed back into the extension all the way. Just for kicks, double check the gas system and make sure there are no leaks. Look for carbon build up. Along those lines, it's also possible the gas block is misaligned, restricting full pressure to the rest of the system. EDIT: You can try to diagnose short stroking by loading a single round. If the bolt does not hold open, the BCG is not traveling far enough back to get caught in the catch.
  14. Don't count your chickens until the midterm elections have hatched. Things could go either way. In any event, nobody is going to sell the whatever they grossly over paid for unless they are strapped for cash. They've already missed the boat. That is, unless there is a second post midterm boat.
  15. Exactly my point. A whole house battery bank can also be connected to an ABT.
  16. It's not just you. I have seen a few Generac exterior mounted battery banks pop up on houses over the past couple of years. Mostly on million dollar + homes. I guess the rules are different for wealthy folks. A prohibition on storing solar generated power is utterly ridiculous. The backfeed argument is preposterous, otherwise nobody would be allowed to hook up whole house gas-diesel-ng powered generators.
  17. One of my lawn accounts is in the same neighborhood as me, he sells residential and commercial solar power systems. The customer has solar panels on his roof, makes sense, right. Practice what you preach. Today, when I opened the gate to the back yard, there was a big 'ol 7kW wheeled generator in my way. It was plugged into an inlet that ostensibly goes to a transfer switch in the garage.
  18. Whelp, first world status was nice while it lasted. I wonder what power distro stations are on fire. At around 1815, power went out then came right back on at 60V. That lasted about 30 minutes, then, POP, all out. JCP&L estimates restoration by 2100. We'll see.
  19. A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father thought about his son's request and told him that he'd consider offering him a deal, "Son, you bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about you using the car." The boy thought about his father's offer and decided he'd take the deal, so they agreed. After about six weeks of observing the changes in his son's behavior the father said, "Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you've been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed that you still haven't cut your hair"; to which the son replied, "You know, Dad, I've been thinking about our deal, and I've learned from my Bible studies that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and that even Jesus probably had long hair so I don't think cutting my hair should be part of our deal". His father then replied, "Well son, did you not also learn from your Bible studies that these men walked everywhere they went?"
  20. Commercial 48 mowers typically run a 15 or 17hp motor, 25hp on a 48" deck is practically a brush hog. Kawasaki engines run forever as long as you change the oil.
  21. So could you, yet, here you are, on a high horse. Put the bottle away and sleep it off. Grumpy!!! This thread serves a very important purpose. We, the right thinking people that recognize Taylor Pork Roll for what it is, are here to fight the anarchists who insist on clinging to a 115 year old falsehood. If we let these wingnuts have their way, anarchy will break out. Do you want anarchy!?!? Well, do you!? That's what I thought. So, you see, we actually are doing very important work here.
  22. I had no idea that FN made a 12GA SCAR.
  23. Found posted on a tree at a national park NOTICE TO HIKERS, HUNTERS AND ALL WHO FREQUENT THE FOREST Due to the frequency of human – bear encounters it is advised that all persons wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as to give advance warning to any bears that may be close by so you don’t take them by surprise. It is also advised to carry “Pepper Spray” in case of an encounter with a bear. Always be alert for fresh bear activity and be able to tell the difference between Black Bear and Grizzly Bear feces. Black bear feces contain lots of berry seeds and may have rodent fur in it. Grizzly feces have bells in it and smells like pepper.
  24. What do you consider cheap for an AR-10?
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