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Klapton Isgod

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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #165 on: April 26, 2010, 06:31:09 pm »

You are never wrong to do an act of kindness toward a child.  It may not fix anything, or solve any real problems...  but you are never wrong to be kind.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #166 on: April 26, 2010, 08:32:52 pm »

You are never wrong to do an act of kindness toward a child.  It may not fix anything, or solve any real problems...  but you are never wrong to be kind.


I would have to agree, the flip side is that I think any person is absolved of any responsibility or "guilt" if they can reasonably guess that their aid will do harm or end up encouraging dangerous ends.

As has been pointed out often charity marks you as a sucker and could be a tactical error that could cost you your possessions or even your life. I had my home robbed by one of the in-laws kids and his punk friends. When I found out I walked over to the in-laws and told them that if their worthless dope smoking punk ever showed up on our place they would never find what was left. For some reason I was the "bad" guy because I just did not blow off thousands of dollars of theft. I turned the punk over to the local sheriff who found out his gang had robbed over 20 homes, I hope he enjoyed prison.

When SHTF this could be a real problem.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #167 on: April 26, 2010, 08:51:27 pm »

Started reading "One Second After" it's about an EMP attack on the US... I never really contemplated some of the issues that would be at hand... It is a must read book.  I am about 1/2 way through... I have added so many things to my to do list....
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #168 on: April 27, 2010, 06:32:04 am »

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As has been pointed out often charity marks you as a sucker and could be a tactical error that could cost you your possessions or even your life.

Yeah...............particularly if the state gets involved at some point, and finds out that you're filling other peoples kids heads full of stuff about freedom and liberty.......which is currently a very unpopular subject to TPTWB (the powers that want to be...meaning the swarms of agents sent forth to harrass the people and eat out their substance.........as outlined in the original declaration of independence)
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #169 on: April 27, 2010, 12:52:37 pm »

Started reading "One Second After" it's about an EMP attack on the US... I never really contemplated some of the issues that would be at hand... It is a must read book.  I am about 1/2 way through... I have added so many things to my to do list....


An excellent read. There seems to be some disagreement whether an EMP attack would take out all automobiles or not, but other than
that point, I think he's right on.

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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #170 on: June 01, 2010, 01:11:07 pm »

Pardon the very belated reply, but getting back to "scaring the straights"...

...I would love to carry a gun, but we live in Washington state and even though we live in the least populated area I think people would still be afraid. ...

I'm also in Washington state.  Something you might consider is a concealed pistol license.  They are very easy to get here.  Yes, you have to provide a bunch of personal info, and you end up on "The List", and the very idea of a license to exercise a right is offensive... but we've got it a lot better here than in many other states.

I was surprised at how oblivious (or unconcerned) people were when I started carrying concealed.  I was sure that everyone would be staring at the nerdy and obviously heavy little waist pack I was wearing.  Nope.  I guess I look so nerdy that it just went with my persona. ^_^  You should be able to find some way to carry that blends with your own style.

Thanks for some very good posts in this thread.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #171 on: July 17, 2012, 10:42:42 am »

So I guess I'm saying that if you are regularly shocking your neighbors, give at least a bit of thought to changing neighborhoods. Those folks won't be any help at all and, in fact, will be real problems when the chips are down.

I have not stopped thinking about this paragraph since you wrote it.  My kid turns 18 years old this summer.  That's a game changer and opens up many options. I'm visiting Wyoming in August to see what's going on and what it's all about. 

Neither the word television nor the abbreviation TV has been in my vocabulary for years.  It is forever known as the Karaoke monitor even though I don't have a Karaoke machine.  It's really just a Netflix viewer now.

Always look forward to your posts.  I wish you all the best in your endeavors up in Idaho!
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #172 on: July 17, 2012, 07:17:09 pm »

So I guess I'm saying that if you are regularly shocking your neighbors, give at least a bit of thought to changing neighborhoods. Those folks won't be any help at all and, in fact, will be real problems when the chips are down.

I have not stopped thinking about this paragraph since you wrote it.  My kid turns 18 years old this summer.  That's a game changer and opens up many options. I'm visiting Wyoming in August to see what's going on and what it's all about. 

Neither the word television nor the abbreviation TV has been in my vocabulary for years.  It is forever known as the Karaoke monitor even though I don't have a Karaoke machine.  It's really just a Netflix viewer now.

Always look forward to your posts.  I wish you all the best in your endeavors up in Idaho!

People generally think I'm nuts for not owning a TV or knowing what happened on the latest 'reality' show last week. Other than my recent addiction to MLP, I don't watch TV.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #173 on: July 17, 2012, 11:28:16 pm »

So I guess I'm saying that if you are regularly shocking your neighbors, give at least a bit of thought to changing neighborhoods. Those folks won't be any help at all and, in fact, will be real problems when the chips are down.

I have not stopped thinking about this paragraph since you wrote it.  My kid turns 18 years old this summer.  That's a game changer and opens up many options. I'm visiting Wyoming in August to see what's going on and what it's all about. 

Neither the word television nor the abbreviation TV has been in my vocabulary for years.  It is forever known as the Karaoke monitor even though I don't have a Karaoke machine.  It's really just a Netflix viewer now.

Always look forward to your posts.  I wish you all the best in your endeavors up in Idaho!

Thank you.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #174 on: April 25, 2015, 04:57:52 pm »

I always answer 'how many can you SHOOT at a time"? That's what i have, 2. (on hand). One to ccw and one just like it to practice with. That way, the fouling and wear of practice don't go on the carry gun and I need not CARE that it goes onto the practic/spare. :-) Also, if I have to jettison or somehow lose the carry gun, I have a near-instant replacement.

There IS one more, but it's buried and not getting dug up unless shtf.
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Re: Scaring the straights
« Reply #175 on: April 25, 2015, 05:15:03 pm »

this could double your odds !

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