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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By sir shovelhands
My dad (65) and I (30) both liked it. Some of us...

My dad (65) and I (30) both liked it. Some of us don't care for Michael Bay movies...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-09-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By sir shovelhands
...yall know he's Jewish, right?

...yall know he's Jewish, right?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep, sound is a pressure wave. The higher the...

Yep, sound is a pressure wave. The higher the pressure, the greater the magnitude of sound. Speed is only important with regards to being supersonic or subsonic for the crack.

I also believe...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By sir shovelhands
Good advice here. If I could go back and...

Good advice here. If I could go back and re-choose my first AR caliber, it'd be a grendel (I have two now).
Forum: Recipes 12-08-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By sir shovelhands
Since they haven't been mentioned, you can also...

Since they haven't been mentioned, you can also use the wood from other fruit trees besides hickory/pecan like cherry and apple. They impart flavors that work really well with pork, in my opinion. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,068
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yeah I'm aware of the material properties. The...

Yeah I'm aware of the material properties. The one I was dealing with was in a 1500 lb gate valve hydraulic operator, and was tapped 1/2" NPT (so the tap was super stuck) at a 45 degree angle with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,068
Posted By sir shovelhands
I tried to remove a broken tap once that was...

I tried to remove a broken tap once that was stuck and broken below the face of the hole. I spent four hours, burned up 3 drill bits and two dremel burrs, and still didn't get the mofo out. I'd not...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-28-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,345
Posted By sir shovelhands
https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixm...

https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/f505c200-a47a-499d-b373-a0404e271520/dchrzx9-c7f269c4-b20d-4779-beb9-c622a4d93ab4.png?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1c...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-28-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By sir shovelhands
They don't actually franchise like other fast...

They don't actually franchise like other fast food places. They own all locations, they just have someone who went through their manager training program (which you have to pay for out of your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By sir shovelhands
60 rounds?! Oh he definitely needs to be...

60 rounds?! Oh he definitely needs to be disciplined for wasting department resources and taxpayer money. A 5 day class in marksmanship should be adequate.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By sir shovelhands
Dclifton has it right. As for taking an AR to a...

Dclifton has it right. As for taking an AR to a smith, it's kind of pointless as an AR doesn't require any "smithing".
Forum: Recipes 11-26-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,426
Posted By sir shovelhands
Good recipe. You can also do this with the...

Good recipe.

You can also do this with the shanks. Most people leave them on deer since they're full of tendons, but those tendons turn to jelly after a long cook.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,946
Posted By sir shovelhands
Interesting idea to decide on a different style...

Interesting idea to decide on a different style of food, I like it.

OP, if it counts as a side (more a dessert), my grandma would make a blueberry rhubarb cobbler with slivered almonds on top. I...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,345
Posted By sir shovelhands
The fervent hope of people on both political...

The fervent hope of people on both political parties for the past three years. Lots of disappointed people.

I wouldn't hold my breath.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By sir shovelhands
We talking two different things here? Inertia...

We talking two different things here? Inertia operation (which is basically blowback operation) vs inertia trigger. I'm pretty sure inertia triggers are only used in over/unders (semi autos all...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-22-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By sir shovelhands
Love my mbt-2s. Good deal.

Love my mbt-2s. Good deal.
Forum: Recipes 11-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By sir shovelhands
I assume you'd leave out the cup of parmesan when...

I assume you'd leave out the cup of parmesan when subbing alfredo sauce since it's already got parm in it?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sir shovelhands
An AR15 will have these components that are...

An AR15 will have these components that are basically the same across all manufacturers (this excludes higher end): upper receiver, lower receiver, lower and upper parts kits (including crap...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,382
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep, if it's an excuse to get friends together...

Yep, if it's an excuse to get friends together and have a good time (like drink/eat/bull****), I don't care what you call it.

If the only purpose is to give the mom-to-be cute baby outfits...I'd...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By sir shovelhands
3 cans from capital here, satisfied customer. ...

3 cans from capital here, satisfied customer.

As for the ATF wait...I was a very unsatisfied customer.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-12-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By sir shovelhands
Along with the car manufacturer for not having an...

Along with the car manufacturer for not having an ignition interlock breathalyzer as standard equipment.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,231
Posted By sir shovelhands
It's kind of like comparing a hibachi restaurant...

It's kind of like comparing a hibachi restaurant to this

https://i.imgur.com/qmtQor9.jpg
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By sir shovelhands
If Howa or CZ made a lefty grendel, I'd already...

If Howa or CZ made a lefty grendel, I'd already have one too. Can't much lighter for a deer rifle.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Way to move those goalposts to try and make the...

Way to move those goalposts to try and make the scale of work only based upon subjective intangibles. Why bother with quantifiable things like hours worked or productivity? :rolleyes:
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-05-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Quite a lot. Was there a follow up question?

Quite a lot. Was there a follow up question?
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Had you bothered looking, you'd have found that...

Had you bothered looking, you'd have found that the difference between average hours worked in the 80s/90s/00s/today varies by about 1 hour per week. So, they weren't really working harder back...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-05-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Lol, because I said "Chinese" immigrants? Yeah,...

Lol, because I said "Chinese" immigrants? Yeah, kind of hard to describe them otherwise...

But it was you who felt it important to make the distinction that they were people "who fled their...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-05-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By sir shovelhands
Unfortunately we sowed the seeds that led to it. ...

Unfortunately we sowed the seeds that led to it. Had we not orchestrated the coup of their democratically elected (and secular) government in '53, Khomeini likely would have never risen to power.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By sir shovelhands
That's two complaints, you've exceeded your limit...

That's two complaints, you've exceeded your limit :D

I agree the stock trigger isn't great. I don't know if they've updated the newer ones, but my trigger pack screw was welded and required...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-04-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Where they came from makes no difference to the...

Where they came from makes no difference to the point that the transcontinental railroad was built in 6 years because we had a vast labor pool that could be worked very hard, paid little, and a...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-03-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By sir shovelhands
Not without 20,000 Chinese immigrant who we can...

Not without 20,000 Chinese immigrant who we can pay almost nothing and work them 6 days a week...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By sir shovelhands
My sbr scorpion shoots fine suppressed.

My sbr scorpion shoots fine suppressed.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By sir shovelhands
I had forgotten about those (why I got...

I had forgotten about those (why I got aftermarket short levers). Yeah that sucker is uncomfortable.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just out of curiosity, why the s2 micro vs s1? ...

Just out of curiosity, why the s2 micro vs s1? The price difference would pay for two tax stamps. You're mostly paying for the fake sico suppressor.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By sir shovelhands
Mine eats too, no issues. The stock grip...

Mine eats too, no issues.

The stock grip suuuucks, so plan to change that. I also changed out mag release, got a better trigger, and different safety.

And put a folding stock on it (tax...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By sir shovelhands
Uh, you know there's only one distillery in...

Uh, you know there's only one distillery in Bourbon county? And they've only been active for 5 years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,363
Posted By sir shovelhands
Humans are naturally inclined to find solutions...

Humans are naturally inclined to find solutions to increase productivity, because unlike the rest of the dumbarse animal kingdom, we get tired of doing things the hard way. Increases in productivity...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-23-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By sir shovelhands
Self-adulation at its finest.

Self-adulation at its finest.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-22-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,473
Posted By sir shovelhands
Looks like the Russians and turkey got together...

Looks like the Russians and turkey got together and decided how to carve up northern Syria. The Kurds weren't invited.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,550
Posted By sir shovelhands
A good handful of ecstasy. I might as well be in...

A good handful of ecstasy. I might as well be in heaven for the ride to hell.

If it's limited to food, then a meal at Red Ash in Austin.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-17-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,473
Posted By sir shovelhands
Absolute nonsense. The 35 million Kurds who've...

Absolute nonsense. The 35 million Kurds who've lived on the land they inhabit for over 1000 years simply don't want to be ruled by Arabs, Turks, and Persians. A caliphate implies religious Islamic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep. As a lefty, I can tell you this is the...

Yep. As a lefty, I can tell you this is the place to start. Also, what are you looking for in the way of rifles? I've got a few lefties I'm looking to part with.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-10-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,248
Posted By sir shovelhands
You ain't lyin ...

You ain't lyin

https://theintercept.com/2019/10/07/kurds-syria-turkey-trump-betrayal/

To quote it on why Trump bailed: "the most likely explanation: (d) Trump is president of the United States....
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-10-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,248
Posted By sir shovelhands
Correct. Turkey is not a nuclear state. ...

Correct. Turkey is not a nuclear state.

But they have become much more fundamentally Islamic under Erdogan. He's basically a full on dictator now, who has increasingly turned to Russia for...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,248
Posted By sir shovelhands
Too late for that. Turkey is already rolling in....

Too late for that. Turkey is already rolling in.



The Kurds have been our only reliable partner in the middle east outside of the Israelis. And we just ditched them with no warning, no time...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-07-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,248
Posted By sir shovelhands
Remember those people that were gassed by Sadaam...

Remember those people that were gassed by Sadaam in northern Iraq? Those were the Kurds.

Shane hit most of the rest of the story.

They're also the people doing much of the fighting against...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By sir shovelhands
You just made me realize my grandpa's old shotgun...

You just made me realize my grandpa's old shotgun is worth a hell of a lot of money.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,961
Posted By sir shovelhands
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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-21-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By sir shovelhands
He was already a senator, any skeletons have...

He was already a senator, any skeletons have already been dug up by political opponents.

Plus, it's not even a cabinet position. It's an appointment to an agency no one has ever heard of that...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,845
Posted By sir shovelhands
Might want to rethink your timeline. Gas/Diesel...

Might want to rethink your timeline. Gas/Diesel hasn't been $0.50/gal since the 70's. And adjusted for inflation, it would have been equivalent to about $2.50 in today's dollars.

10-15 years ago...
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