Stop Me If You've Heard This One
You Know They're Out There
http://www2.ljworld.com/users/RoeDapp... Asked at the entrance of Cirilla's about 2:00AM.
Should Lawrence high schools allow zombies to loiter on campus after dark?
wuh? . . i dont know . . will there be any girl zombies?
Not if I can see them from my front door!!
I did NOT . . nor have I EVER had . . .relations with a zombie!
No I, . . . Wait a minute, them aint no zombies! That picture is from our last reunion!
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And a happy Mother's Day to each and every other mother today, especially to you, Mrs RoeDapple!
Well the cuzins was all down to the truck stop havin their weekly confab bout how to fix the worlds problems when one of them got the bright idea ( now there's a oxymoron for the cuzins) that all the air in the tires of the world might affect the ozone, global warming and old uncle Lester's ability to breathe. One of them gots just enough smarts to do that Googly thing and he came up with some interesting facts. Seems there is something over 1.1 billion vehicles on the roads worldwide, averaging 6.3 tires each,(counting spares and all those tires on the big rigs) each holding an average of 5.4 cubic feet of air. The cuzins started calculating on all their fingers and toes and they figure if they add in all the riding mower and ATV tires it must be something close to 50 billion cubic feet of air all captured up in tires worldwide! Uncle Lester lit up another El Producto and said no wonder he is short of breath all the time.
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This song blog will be about songs that include tools in the title, or have tools in the lyrics. If you can find an artist or group that have a tool in them that works too!
But let's remember folks, not all tools fit the description of what you would find in the back of your buddies F-150! The tool is something you can find in any room in the house, in the yard, or on the job! Be creative and have fun with it!
Please limit one entry per post and if possible include a link or lyrics to what tool your song refers to for we of thicker skull!
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Lance Mackey won his 4th consecutive Iditarod with a total time of 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 9 seconds; just a shade under 9 whole days. Way to go, Lance!
This is the last time I'm bringing this blog back. Really. No more. D-U-N, done. But in honor of St. Patrick's day and all of you descendants, real or wannabe, of good Irish stock, this final addition will be dedicated to you!
What we will do is this; Post a song, a phrase or an old saying that includes "luck" in it. Good luck or bad doesn't matter, for we all know the Irish have had their share of both.
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Enjoy the parade Wednesday, March 17,2010
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Jonathan Kealing (allegedly) has chosen to "bury the blog", written by Multidisciplinary for, as far as anyone can tell, the complaints of a few over the enjoyment of the many. This being a private website, we can't complain about our First Amendment rights being trampled upon, but as far as I know, an explanation for taking down the "Marion Disappeareded" blog has never been given. Of course, a few of you were able to see and post on the "phoenix out of the ashes" blog before all traces of it were wiped from the universe, however it had been posted by (allegedly) a former poster that will remain unnamed, who had been banned from the website for (allegedly) making threats. Having met the author of the buried "Marion Disappeareded" blog, I can assure you "Multee" is a very non-threatening, good natured individual. Because of the unfairness (allegedly) of taking away this blog with no (allegedly) explanation, I have decided to take a popularity poll from you the gentle (allegedly) readers as to whether you think the "Marion Disappeareded" blog has been unfairly (allegedly) taken away . Please show your support by inserting “♣Free the Blog♣” with your post, otherwise leave it out for tallying purposes.
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(This is a non-scientific survey for everyone to enjoy)
Tell us what you think!
Yes, you already know the answer, or at least we all hope you do. The best concealed weapon you could possibly carry into any situation sits squarely on top of your neck, between your ears, just millimeters below your scalp.Your brain, your mind, your gray matter. Capable of something like 100 trillion calculations per second, yet can leave you frozen, unable to react when faced with an event you have no experience with. Bravado abounds when we discuss what we would do in a given situation, yet very few of us as gun owners have been or will ever be forced to make the split second decision that determines if we or someone we are facing down lives or dies. And most of us hope we never do. Yet, as long we think such an occurrence could befall us, we must prepare ourselves mentally for that day.
Scenario #1: You are driving home from pheasant hunting, tired from a long day of walking through muddy fields, then driving for 6 hours so you can get some sleep before going to work the next day. Stopping for gas and a bottled water, you step out of the QuikMart to find a shabbily dressed male with gun drawn on two men in business suits. You pull your S&W Model 41 from the holster under your jacket, at the same time seeing the men in suits reaching for their own weapons. What's going on here? My first reaction would be that the men in suits were undercover police officers making an arrest. The person who presented this scenario to me said it was just the opposite. The shabbily dressed male was an undercover officer making an arrest of two drug traffickers, and the homeward bound hunter was very nearly mistaken for an accomplice. Luckily no lives were lost in this confrontation. Later the hunter realized the best response he could have made would have been to go back in the QuikMart to warn store employees and customers to take cover or leave by another exit.
Lesson learned; Unless you are in eminent danger yourself, take the time needed to fully assess the situation, determine alternative actions you can take before resorting to using your weapon.
Scenario #2: Not feeling well, you leave your job early and arrive home around 3:30 p.m. The side door entrance to your garage is open, but you know the wife isn't home from her job and your son's car isn't parked in the drive or at the curb. Taking your Colt Python from your belt, you ease up to the door when suddenly your 17 year old niece steps out. Shaken at first, and a little suspicious as to why she has broken into your garage, you finally relax a bit as she makes her excuses. Three days later you wake up in the intensive care ward of the local hospital, suffering from severe concussion inflicted by your niece's meth head boyfriend using the breakover bar from your 1/2" drive socket set. Your son found you when he arrived home from school. Aren't you glad you etched your name in all your tools, made it much easier for the police to track down the niece and her boyfriend. Too bad the firearm was never recovered.
Lesson learned; Never assume a burglar operates alone, or that your own relatives wouldn't steal from you. In this age of instant communication you could easily call for police assistance and wait within viewing distance of your home while they come to your aid.
Scenario #3: It's 2:47 a.m. You haven't set the alarm in months, it's such a bother and none of the neighbors have mentioned any suspicious behavior for a long time. Suddenly you and your spouse are awakened by the sound of shattering glass as the sliding door downstairs collapses inward. Having only fallen asleep a little over three hours ago, by the time you shake off the fog of sleep and grab the Beretta 9mm out of the closet, you already hear at least two voices coming down the hall. Throwing yourself into the hallway, you see two hulking shapes moving toward you, the one in front holding something in his hand and raising it in your direction. You begin firing your weapon, not even aware you fire ten shots into his torso before he finally succumbs and drops to the floor. Meanwhile his accomplice races back down the stairs and is into the night, never to be identified. When you turn on the lights, you find that what you thought might be a gun in this strangers hand was no more than a hammer. A deadly weapon for sure, but you are wracked with guilt, thinking you might not have had to kill him if you had seen the hammer for what it was. Not to worry though, the death of this man is ruled justified, and you breathe a sigh of relief, ready to get on with your life. That is until his family takes you to civil court, where you eventually do get a court ruling in your favor. In the mean time, legal debts skyrocket, your friends and neighbors avoid you, your co-workers call you "Killer". You and your family are afraid to stay in the home you worked so hard for. And you always wonder if the accomplice is someone you know, someone you see every day, someone waiting to even the score. Never have you kept your gun so close by and at the same time wished you had never seen it.
Lesson learned; Even when you do it right it can haunt you forever.
The three scenarios above are purely examples of possibilities. They each could have ended any number of different ways. The telling of this is by no means meant to discourage gun ownership, but to stress that using a gun as a means of self defense or defense of others involves more than being able to place holes close together on paper targets.Your own mind being prepared, staying alert and as calm as possible, ready to act in the most appropriate way is primary to any highly dangerous circumstance you find yourself in. In the event you find yourself endangered by someone who is armed, your gun is secondary, but should be one you are comfortable and confident with. It has been said, "The best gun to have in a gunfight is the one you have with you." May it never need taken from it's holster.
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In the early 1990's, when the push began in most states to allow citizens to be allowed to carry concealed weapons, those who opposed were fearful of a new wave of bloodbaths in the streets if this were to happen. To nearly everyone's surprise, except for those who were behind the effort, and with only two states still not offering any sort of private concealed carry, violent crime statistics per capita have slowed and in some cases reversed. Proponents of CCW point to the increase in concealed carry as the major reason, while others will say it is because of increased law enforcement, public awareness and general trends.
I think that anyone who has had a proper background check, attended classes and has been tested on knowledge and proficiency, and is willing to shoulder the great responsibility of being armed, should be able to do so. After taking the class myself, scoring near perfect scores on the written exam and very high marks on shooting ability, I chose not to follow through and get the CCW permit for myself. I made a no-nonsense judgment on my personal situation and determined there wasn't sufficient need for me to carry. Kansas being an "open carry" state, that will cover most any scenario where I would see myself armed. I see CCW as a personal choice each individual has to make for him or herself. Many law enforcement agencies have been quoted as being for or against private concealed carry, but in many of those cases the local sheriff or police chief were speaking for their officers based on their own preferences.
So what are your thoughts on concealed carry, pro or con? Do you see any scenario where you might think it would be a good plan? I have heard it said by some they would rather risk dying themselves than be responsible for taking the life of another. How do you respond to that? Should your own self protection extend to family members, total strangers and personal property?
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First let me state, I am a life long hunter, never as an absolute need to survive but as a learned skill. I have hunted for reasons of putting food on the table and to decrease predation, but never as a trophy hunter. I do not harbor disdain for those that do but choose not to do so myself.
http://worldonline.media.clients.elli... (Record wolf, taken in Alberta, Canada. 197 lbs, 18 lbs more than previous record)
This wolf was taken legally by a hunter in Alberta, Canada while on a black bear hunt. The pack it was running with was stalking the bear that hunter Jim Johnston had been getting ready to shoot. The bear was shot the next day by Johnston with the same 30-06 rifle used on the wolf.
http://worldonline.media.clients.elli... (Milo Hanson's World Record (Legally taken) White Tail deer)(Typical)
Milo Hanson holds the record for the largest white tail deer legally harvested. This deer was killed in Ontario, Canada. A larger deer was killed near Dryden, Ontario by two U.S. men poaching at night.
http://worldonline.media.clients.elli... (This nine year old girl from the Yukon shot this record brown bear in Alaska on the Alaskan Peninsula in October 2006. Skull size – 33 1/16, 11 feet 9 inches nose to tail, estimated weight – 1,800 pounds. This was her first ever bear hunt.)
There is no indication from the accompanying stories with these photos as to whether the meat was used for human consumption, although I doubt the hunter served up wolf fillets after the wolf's hide was processed. Many times trophy hunters donate meat they do not keep for themselves to shelters or agencies capable of finding legal outlets for later consumption. I will not judge their reasons for hunting these animals but would like to hear your views on this subject.
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