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  • Birthday 03/26/1979

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    Shooting, Fishing, The Philadelphia Eagles, Formula 1 Racing
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  1. Goya is a great company! They donated over 1.25 million pounds of food and water to be sent to Puerto Rico and Houston after hurricane Maria. My National Guard unit has C-130s and we helped fly plane loads of their product out to both locations.
  2. From the article, a quote from Gov. Murph: "Kennedy is “independent,” he said. She “thinks for herself, acts for herself and will represent South Jersey in a way that it’s never been represented before.” 2 paragraphs later in the same article: " Like Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive, Kennedy had the benefit of personal largesse, to say nothing of the weight of the Kennedy family name. Her husband, former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, is the son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. She is bought and paid for. NOBODY in NJ politics thinks for themselves. They are all corrupt. Anyone would be a blind fool to believe this chick, a Kennedy, is going to come in here and give a flying fuck about about us working class peasants. Last thing we need is another rich, from-out-of-state socialist to come in here and take our tax money and feed it to the socialist machine.
  3. In a situation where you have to fight for your life, you want to stop the threat as quickly and decisively as possible, not irritate and annoy the threat by causing mild to moderate discomfort.
  4. So power comes in the house to the breaker panel. From there, each circuit begins at its individual breaker. The breaker protects that circuit. The entire circuit is shed, not just one appliance. This is because the generators load shed device is installed by having it connected at the beginning of the circuit. Larger items like AC units have their own circuit, where as bedrooms usually have room lights, closet light and multiple outlets all on the same circuit. Depending on when and where the house was built, code may require the microwave and refrigerators to have their own circuits, meaning those appliances are the only thing getting power from their respective breakers. Other outlets in the kitchen (not electric stove outlet) for things like toaster, blender, etc can all be on one circuit. So shedding a bedroom would kill power to all the lights and outlets. You can't have it interrupt power to part of the circuit so it cuts off certain appliances or certain outlets. The device can't be wired to the middle of a circuit. Those outlets would have to be individually wired to the breaker panel as their own circuit to get them to shut off and leave the rest of the room with power. A more expensive load shedding device might have an interface that would allow you to program which circuits have priority over others, but the one I posted a link to is more typical I think for residential. It has 6 circuits hard wired to it. #1 has priority over all others. #6 has the least priority so its the first to get cut off, then 5 then 4 if necessary. You can't change it without rewiring the circuits to different terminals.
  5. Here's an example of a load shed module that can be put on a generator. https://www.kohlerpower.com/home/home-generators/products?prodNum=GM88281-KP1-QS It monitors the generators production and compares it to the demand (what is asking for power). If the demand is greater than the supply, it will start shutting off non-essential loads to free up power for other stuff. You and your installer would sit down ahead of time and plan out what circuits are essential and what ones are ok to get shut off whenever the power demand is greater than the supply. So if you have your 3rd AC running and the well pump kicks on, the load management module would turn off the 3rd AC so there is enough power for the well pump. When the well pump goes off, power will again be available for the 3rd AC. Typically, the highest priority circuits are any of the following: circuits that provide power for medical equipment (think eldery people or people with specific medical conditions) furnaces (by law in a lot of states, heat is essential while air conditioning is a luxury) Well pump, sewer ejector pump and/or sump pump fire suppression system (if applicable) refrigerators/freezers Microwave/stove/cooking device minimal lighting Any of those would go into group A and always get power. Once a load calculation is done for what ever combination of those systems and appliances you have in your house, the remaining power can be allocated to group B. Group B is any additional appliances, rooms, circuits, etc that you would like to use but deem ok to suddenly lose power when something in group A needs to come on. Most of the items in Group A don't run continuously and when they do run, it's usually for a short period of time and it is rare that they all run at the same time. With that said, a lot of variables go into how often group B gets dumped to keep group A powered. Number of people in the house putting a load on the systems, the time of year, type and efficiency of systems and appliances, location and orientation of the house, and quality of building materials all contribute to energy consumption. Air conditioners suck up a lot of power along with any sort of resistance heating (electric stoves, electric water heaters, electric furnaces). While air conditioners are considered a luxury item, I know there are circumstances where there are older people or those with medical conditions being cared for in the home and you would need to have AC as a high priority circuit. you mentioned 3 AC systems, which is a big electrical load. I don't know your living situation and I'm not asking you to share it, but if you can't get a generator that will allow you to run the whole house like normal, you may want to consider altering the living arrangements just while on back up power and perhaps run AC in just a part of the house. This could allow for a smaller generator to provide enough power to other circuits without a lot of load shedding and still keep everyone comfortable and entertained during an extended power outage.
  6. From the link provided by @USRifle30Cal I saw this note at the bottom of the spec sheet. † NOTE: The receiver-mounted, Picatinny-style rail is designed to accommodate most optics and optic mounts intended for use with Picatinny/ MIL-STD 1913 rails. However, due to reduced clearance between the top of the receiver and the bottom of the optics rail, optics and optic mounts that extend more than .275" below the top of the rail may not fit the PC Carbine™. Ensure that the optic or optic mount you intend to use does not extend more than .275" below the top of the Picatinny-style rail when installed. I know these have been around a little while and I see them at the range frequently. Actually thinking about getting a PCC of some kind. Anyone know how big is the list of optics that will not fit the PC9's rail? I don't think that's a dimension that is commonly shown when information about an optic is provided in marketing material, so it seems you may have to go by trial and error or go off of someone else's trial an error.
  7. Should they be allowed slack? Abso-fucking-lutely NOT! The State unconstitutionally injected themselves into the process of the citizens bearing arms. Until the day comes that the supreme court removes them from that process, I will find no excuse satisfactory as to why they do not uphold their self imposed end of the deal. Just my opinion on the matter.
  8. Damn, that has got to be the ugliest gun I've ever wanted to buy 2 of so I could have one for each hand.
  9. Yeah, I think they did not give an accurate explanation as to what causes a round to "cook off". They said "Brass conducts the heat during the ballistic event; the brass superheats and then transfers that heat to the chamber of the weapon, whereas polymer insulates the chamber from that heat." The case is extracted microseconds after the round is fired. I think the entire barrel getting hot under sustained fire is the source of the chamber heat. Once the chamber is hot enough, you chamber a brass cased round and it can "cook off" that round by heating the case and igniting the powder. Because polymer is a better insulators of heat over brass, I think what they want to happen is you can chamber a polymer round into the same temperature hot barrel/chamber weapon and the polymer insulate the heat from the powder charge and prevent the round from igniting unintentionally. I see two immediate problems with this: 1 they should have been able to explain that better than they did and B, the failure of the weapon will be the next piece/part that is unable to withstand the excessive heat of continuous fire.
  10. I was really looking into ring until I found out they decided to allow law enforcement agencies access to your videos whenever they request, without your knowledge, permission or consent. They say it is so they can prosecute crime faster, but I have an issue with my security footage being accessible by anyone but me without my consent.
  11. Are you saying the zombie horde has been released?
  12. I only remember 1 self defense shooting off the top of my head. 2 guys ordered a pizza and gave the address of vacant house. Pizza guy showed up and got jumped by the 2 guys. Their goal was to rob the pizza guy. A scuffle took place on the porch and the pizza guy got knocked off the porch, breaking his leg when he hit the ground. As the attackers came down to continue the assault, pizza guy shot (and killed if I remember correctly) one bad guy, causing the other to flee. It was immediately ruled self defense and he was not charged. The lead detective called the prosecutor, discussed the major details right there on the scene and it was a cut and dry self defense shooting. The rest were shootings that were not self defense.
  13. They are not "non-lethal" rounds they are "less-lethal". If you hit someone in the wrong place or from too close a distance with a less-lethal round you can most definitely kill them. I shot someone as a LEO in 2012 (not with a shotgun, not in NJ) but the investigation process for that is different. When I was in the investigations division I worked a number of shootings, but since it wasn't in this state, probably not an accurate prediction of what would happen here.
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