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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 114
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Posted By jerp
I think everyone agrees that top priority is...

I think everyone agrees that top priority is making schools more secure. As difficult and expensive as that is, it is the easy part. The difficult - if not impossible - part of the equation is...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By jerp
Speckled Kings are one of the good guys. Good...

Speckled Kings are one of the good guys. Good that you let him walk - or slither I guess.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,489
Posted By jerp
A mountain lion kills very large, very swift,...

A mountain lion kills very large, very swift, very tough and very resilient mammals for a living. We are none of those things. If he decides that your death is in his best interest, my money is on...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,315
Posted By jerp
We had 4 throughout my growing up years. In the...

We had 4 throughout my growing up years. In the 30 years I’ve been married we have had 6. We were stuck in the cycle of having two at a time, an old one and a young one. The old one dies and you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By jerp
The yellow highlights threw me off a bit. The rat...

The yellow highlights threw me off a bit. The rat snakes I see around here are generally much darker.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By jerp
My son texted me the pic - his wife is hosting a...

My son texted me the pic - his wife is hosting a baby shower in their backyard. Apparently the snake caused quite a stir when it climbed up a tree the ladies were sitting under.:D They all ran in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By jerp
Snake ID

Texas rat snake?
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/e49890f0a26954fd086921a42a9af89a.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By jerp
The scale of it is hard to imagine. Old growth...

The scale of it is hard to imagine. Old growth forests and everything else flattened for several hundred square miles. There have been several documentaries about how the land has come back. It’s a...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-18-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,656
Posted By jerp
A few years Malcom Gladwell wrote an article...

A few years Malcom Gladwell wrote an article about "The Columbine Effect" explaining how each of these events prompts the next one. Long read but worth it.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 791
Posted By jerp
I would considered a used bike. For $700 or less...

I would considered a used bike. For $700 or less you will be able to find a good one that sold for $1,000+ just a few years ago. There are usually a lot of them on craigslist.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,312
Posted By jerp
Harmon Dobson would vomit and fire everybody if...

Harmon Dobson would vomit and fire everybody if he went into a store now. Is his son still CEO?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,312
Posted By jerp
Sadly, as a once popular local/regional chain...

Sadly, as a once popular local/regional chain expands as WB has done, things change. Their quality stayed consistent for years but no more. Their model is different now, more like BK or any of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,312
Posted By jerp
There may be some good ones around but I have not...

There may be some good ones around but I have not had a good experience there in quite a while. The one nearest me is horrible - I was a fan for years but I quit going. I wonder if they have gone...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By jerp
Prairie chickens really cool - used to be a...

Prairie chickens really cool - used to be a popular game bird. Do any of you recall how long it's been since there was a hunting season on them in Texas? I assume its been many decades - I know they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,448
Posted By jerp
After watching the guy next door hack up a...

After watching the guy next door hack up a beautiful speckled king snake a few years ago, I became the "snake relocation guy" for my part of the neighborhood. I made a simple snake catcher out of a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By jerp
I found the Polylok lid mentioned above and it...

I found the Polylok lid mentioned above and it looks like a good option but I think I would have to replace the riser as well before it would fit:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,254
Posted By jerp
Lots of pressure when you are new to it. We were...

Lots of pressure when you are new to it. We were in the launch line with a bunch of guides down at the coast one morning. I had to back the boat down the ramp because my buddy messed up his neck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By jerp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAt5KeHI-Po ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAt5KeHI-Po

let me know if that works.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By jerp
Odd possum behavior

I was on my morning ride on a park road and came across this possum making circles in the middle of the road. I stopped right next to him and he did not even look up - he did not look injured. ...
Forum: It's All About the Video 05-16-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,248
Posted By jerp
Nice video! After being arrowed, that second one...

Nice video! After being arrowed, that second one looked like he couldn't decide whether to run off or go back to the corn. That's about as close to DRT as you can get with a non-spine bow shot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By jerp
At the end of the summer dad had to come up and...

At the end of the summer dad had to come up and do his inspections. This pic was taken in 75’ - that’s the arctic ocean in the background. The first summer I went up I remember him saying “ I called...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By jerp
I was 19 working as a roustabout on a rig near...

I was 19 working as a roustabout on a rig near Deadhorse. This city boy learned a lot about grunt work- 12 hours a day 7 days a week for 3 months each summer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By jerp
Found a couple pics from that summer - 1975

Found a couple pics from that summer - 1975
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-15-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By jerp
Working Americans struggling on the economic...

Working Americans struggling on the economic margins are the ones most negatively affected by illegal immigration. Their neighborhoods are overrun, wages are suppressed and opportunities are less...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,665
Posted By jerp
Two people can easily pick one up and put it in...

Two people can easily pick one up and put it in the back of a pickup.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,665
Posted By jerp
I think I have given up pop-ups for good. One...

I think I have given up pop-ups for good. One Krivoman on a platform, one plywood box and several tripods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By jerp
Dealers do it because they know that in a...

Dealers do it because they know that in a significant number of cases they can get away with it. Some buyers get so hyped about owning this new vehicle they don’t listen to the final details. Others...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By jerp
This morning I saw two very pregnant does when I...

This morning I saw two very pregnant does when I was running my dog at Lake Weatherford. I think the earliest I’ve seen fawns on the ground around here is June 1
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By jerp
I never understood the breakfast in bed thing...

I never understood the breakfast in bed thing anyway. Does anyone really want to sit up upon awakening and immediately start wolfing down food? I gotta be up for at least an hour and get some other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By jerp
Snake ID?

https://www.click2houston.com/sports/snake-stops-play-during-san-antonio-baseball-game
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 791
Posted By jerp
Well I have put it off long enough. I spent the...

Well I have put it off long enough. I spent the weekend tuning up the ol’ road machine - my first ride of 2018 begins at dawn!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By jerp
Ha Ha!

Ha Ha!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By jerp
Septic system question

We have an aerobic septic system so I have to add tabs about once a month. Is there an alternative to this 6’ thick concrete lid? I’ve been leaning over and lifting it out for 15 years but the older...
Forum: Traditional 05-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerp
Congrats Corey!

Congrats Corey!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,868
Posted By jerp
I was surprised that the new owner kept the name....

I was surprised that the new owner kept the name. Maybe Gander is still a respected brand in parts of the country where they have been for decades, but it sure seems their Texas stores failed - some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By jerp
I also got roped into watching it. I have to say...

I also got roped into watching it. I have to say I thought it was well done if you happen to be into “mother/daughter relationship, coming of age” movies. I am not.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By jerp
This book is fascinating, sickening and hard to...

This book is fascinating, sickening and hard to believe but it has been reality for millions in the “Hermit Kingdom” of N Korea. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By jerp
Have you seen the latest Boston Dynamics robot video?

You have probably seen some of their previous videos - this one came out yesterday. Fascinating, yet weirdly creepy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjSohj-Iclc
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By jerp
I would not cover the roots with a layer of...

I would not cover the roots with a layer of topsoil - you could very possibly suffocate the tree. Here's what I did on the recommendation of an arborist: Using edging, I made a big circle around...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By jerp
Well, I took the chuck off and when powered-on...

Well, I took the chuck off and when powered-on you can see some wobble so the spindle is slightly bent. I looked at all the websites that sell replacement parts for that unit and every one says that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,868
Posted By jerp
Gander reopens - think it will work?

The Ft Worth location reopens tomorrow under the name "Gander Outdoors." As you may know, the company was purchased out of bankruptcy by Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises. From what I read, four...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By jerp
After 43 years - the return of the prodigal hat

Back in the mid 70’s I spent my summers working on the North Slope. A college buddy I have not seen in decades was in town and came by the office today. He handed me this hat and said “here, you left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By jerp
I think they offered leather for the first time...

I think they offered leather for the first time in the 2018 Limited model. I have an 09' with cloth seats and they are very comfortable. I prefer leather but the cloth has held up very well. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
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Horrific war. The top 5 battles of WWI each had...

Horrific war. The top 5 battles of WWI each had 1,000,000+ casualties - #10 on the list had almost 200,000. My wife and I each had a grandfather that served. My mother’s father got out of medical...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By jerp
Need advice on repairing a drill press

I have a Delta brand drill press I bought at HD 20 years ago. I got it in a bind while using it the other day and screwed something up. Now when I turn it on the spindle doesn’t spin straight - it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,866
Posted By jerp
Many years ago a friend gave me permission to...

Many years ago a friend gave me permission to quail hunt his family's property around Rotan. He said there was a little cabin if I wanted to spend the night. The "cabin" turned out to be a tiny...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By jerp
My wife inherited a 150 year old love seat that...

My wife inherited a 150 year old love seat that was in bad shape and we took it to this guy in Aledo.
https://www.littlejackhorners.com/
It was pretty expensive but it turned out beautiful. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By jerp
Wow - some incredibly specialized engineering...

Wow - some incredibly specialized engineering went into that thing. I’d like to see it at work
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,148
Posted By jerp
Those are known as "turtleneck shorts" - all the...

Those are known as "turtleneck shorts" - all the cool geezers are wearing them!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By jerp
Note to self: if you ever end up behind the wheel...

Note to self: if you ever end up behind the wheel with a suspended drivers license, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, outstanding warrants and illegal weapons, try to keep the ol' speedometer below 90...
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