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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By sir shovelhands
Apparently much of his ill health was related to...

Apparently much of his ill health was related to his heroin addiction, which would make it doubly hard to hide as a junkie.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,081
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm salary + overtime, so I have the best of both...

I'm salary + overtime, so I have the best of both worlds. I used to be salary and chaffed at how many hours I was often expected to work past 40. While I took a pay-cut for salary/overtime, I'm...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,262
Posted By sir shovelhands
Ever read Starship Troopers? Had to serve in the...

Ever read Starship Troopers? Had to serve in the military to become a citizen. Lots of countries require service of everyone, never saw an issue with that.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-15-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
You’re a funny guy, Rick.

You’re a funny guy, Rick.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-14-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Bruh we get it. You're the President of the...

Bruh we get it. You're the President of the Donald J. Trump fan club and you Trump harder than anyone but Trump. It's still kinda creepy to get that excited about another man's birthday.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
That's the new era of politics for you.

That's the new era of politics for you.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yeah, article 2, section 2, clause 2, of the...

Yeah, article 2, section 2, clause 2, of the consititution says treaties need 2/3 of the senate, but there is a workaround: you can just make a law through majorities in the house and senate to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Need 2/3 of the senate for that. Unless the...

Need 2/3 of the senate for that. Unless the democrats are happy with it, I find it unlikely. Though that's treacherous political territory, since it'll let Trump say they're blocking peace for...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Easy enough for NK to say they don't have any...

Easy enough for NK to say they don't have any remains. The problem with the language of the statement is there's no mechanisms for verification or enforcement: no language for US personnel to enter...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Full statement from summit here: ...

Full statement from summit here:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/12/full-text-donald-trump-kim-jong-un-statement

Per the language, no real changes. Looks like we'll be waiting for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,161
Posted By sir shovelhands
https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-101

https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-101
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By sir shovelhands
If it's smoked or grilled, I don't care what you...

If it's smoked or grilled, I don't care what you call it. But don't try passing off a baked chicken slathered with a sweet tangy tomato sauce as BBQ.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-10-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Enough salt to sail through re-election. It’d be...

Enough salt to sail through re-election. It’d be nice, but I’m skeptical of a lasting deal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By sir shovelhands
This. Been close myself when I was suffering...

This. Been close myself when I was suffering from repeated multi-day bouts of insomnia.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-03-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By sir shovelhands
The first part is from a pretty interesting TED...

The first part is from a pretty interesting TED talk, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcCIzjz9_s
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-02-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By sir shovelhands
Very nice. I just wish you could get the grendel...

Very nice. I just wish you could get the grendel in LH :(
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just out of curiosity, have you considered the...

Just out of curiosity, have you considered the 527 in 6.5 grendel? It beats both 5.56 and 7.62x39 as a hunting round in my opinion, and you’re only giving up just under a 1/2# in weight vs the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,663
Posted By sir shovelhands
I had a customer who everyone was terrified of. ...

I had a customer who everyone was terrified of. One meeting he stopped mid sentence, leaned over, grunted a bit, ripped a squealer, and then continued on like nothing happened. 6 sets of eyebrows...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,838
Posted By sir shovelhands
Who’s “they”?

Who’s “they”?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By sir shovelhands
I guess those of you that prefer company provided...

I guess those of you that prefer company provided trucks dont have monitoring systems installed that yell at you for going 5 mph over, turning too quickly, braking too hard, or accelerating too...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-30-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Every narrative can be twisted when you control...

Every narrative can be twisted when you control everything. All they’ll say is they extended an olive branch with a burger place, and the US evilly rejected them. Also, you sprinkle a little crap in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,311
Posted By sir shovelhands
It's about 5-10 degrees cooler here in Berwick,...

It's about 5-10 degrees cooler here in Berwick, LA than it is in Houston (home), but with the same humidity and working on a concrete assembly yard, it feels like an oven.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By sir shovelhands
Ranger point precision cut down my barrel to 16”...

Ranger point precision cut down my barrel to 16” on my 1895 Gbl, threaded it, and shortened the magazine tube. Excellent work, and I would use them again.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'd say there's 4 tiers: tier 1: really well...

I'd say there's 4 tiers:

tier 1: really well machined and innovative design
tier 2: well machined and or somewhat innovative design
tier 3: standard machining, nothing fancy, but serviceable...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,838
Posted By sir shovelhands
Clearly you’re not aware that everyone in the oil...

Clearly you’re not aware that everyone in the oil industry is part of a price fixing cabal of evil, and are therefore absolutely worthy of disdain.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-27-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By sir shovelhands
Consider that many top 3 gun shooters use a 1-4x,...

Consider that many top 3 gun shooters use a 1-4x, 1-6x, or 1-8x scope and can shoot lightning fast at close up distances, I don’t see you having a problem with a 1x or 2x base scope for hunting.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-25-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By sir shovelhands
True, you can torque down steel rings...

True, you can torque down steel rings harder...that is if you really are interested in seeing your scope damaged. There's a reason manufacturers of 4 screw clamp rings usually specify around 25...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-24-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 8,594
Posted By sir shovelhands
Meeting cancelled. Who woulda thought...

Meeting cancelled. Who woulda thought...
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By sir shovelhands
It wasn’t?! My broadheads are all at least 8”...

It wasn’t?! My broadheads are all at least 8” long.
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By sir shovelhands
Psh, one grape? Step your game up. ...

Psh, one grape? Step your game up.
https://giphy.com/gifs/2xF8cNKui0gvyrRNJN
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yall is short for “you all”, so it’s always...

Yall is short for “you all”, so it’s always plural. “All yall” is used by the same people that say words like “irregardless”. :D
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-23-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By sir shovelhands
a 90 gr 223 bullet is under powered for such a...

a 90 gr 223 bullet is under powered for such a ferocious beast. You need at least a 375 H&H to ensure that pug is DRT.
Forum: Recipes 05-23-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By sir shovelhands
If you want to impress the hell out of everybody,...

If you want to impress the hell out of everybody, make beef wellington :D

Though, it is a good bit of work.
Forum: Recipes 05-22-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By sir shovelhands
I use spiralized zucchini and squash, and chopped...

I use spiralized zucchini and squash, and chopped cabbage and onions as a replacement for things like noodles and rice. I just cook em in a wok on very high heat until they they’re cooked but still...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By sir shovelhands
Have you patterned your current chokes and found...

Have you patterned your current chokes and found them lacking? I'd only get one if I had crap patterns from my factory chokes.




Well actually, I'm cheap, so I'd still probably not get one. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,120
Posted By sir shovelhands
No no no, you're all wrong. It's grand theft...

No no no, you're all wrong. It's grand theft arboretum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,120
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep. Once it's passed the sidewalk, game on.

Yep. Once it's passed the sidewalk, game on.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By sir shovelhands
We all know derrick hands, motormen, and...

We all know derrick hands, motormen, and floorhands can't read, that's why they have ADs. :D:D:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,120
Posted By sir shovelhands
Anything left on the curb is free. In my...

Anything left on the curb is free.

In my mom's neighborhood people regularly put cut down wood on the curb hoping someone will take it...which usually means I get to drive over there and haul it...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By sir shovelhands
Another reason why the cams are a good idea. ...

Another reason why the cams are a good idea. Keeps everybody honest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By sir shovelhands
I work for Cameron as a field service engineer,...

I work for Cameron as a field service engineer, mostly on Transocean deepwater drillships. I work on BOPs, riser, diverter, and their hydraulic and electronic control systems.

I made the switch...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-20-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,115
Posted By sir shovelhands
You must watch waaaaaay too much p0rn and read...

You must watch waaaaaay too much p0rn and read only victoria secret catalogs if Meghan Markle doesn't meet your standards of attractiveness.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By sir shovelhands
I left the office two years ago to work in the...

I left the office two years ago to work in the field and my only regret is not leaving that soul crusher earlier! Good luck!
Forum: Recipes 05-19-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By sir shovelhands
That's called a chicken Waldorf salad, in case...

That's called a chicken Waldorf salad, in case you want to hunt for recipes. I like my chicken salad spicy, salty, and savory, so I don't put fruits (outside of tomatoes) in it. With a regular...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,339
Posted By sir shovelhands
And labelled as a problem child for the rest of...

And labelled as a problem child for the rest of their K-12 education. Many educators now think boys being kids = problem children who need to be sedated with ADHD medicine. Glad my parents didn't...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By sir shovelhands
Cheaper than any FFL transfer fee I've gotten...

Cheaper than any FFL transfer fee I've gotten with a CHL.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,339
Posted By sir shovelhands
Can’t just blame it all on parenting. There are...

Can’t just blame it all on parenting. There are some people that cant be fixed.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-18-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,339
Posted By sir shovelhands
I agree that schools shouldn’t ban law abiding...

I agree that schools shouldn’t ban law abiding citizens from carrying, but given the low percentages of people with CHLs and students aren’t old enough to carry, they'll remain soft targets unless...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yeah, but I meant regular joe blow can’t. It’s...

Yeah, but I meant regular joe blow can’t. It’s why having an FFL ship is usually a bargain compared to fedex.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By sir shovelhands
This. USPS wont ship pistols, and the private...

This. USPS wont ship pistols, and the private postal companies will bend you over.
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