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btq96r last won the day on August 15 2017

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  1. I hope this happens

    I'm all for some good food stamp reform, but this plan ain't it. Besides the already mentioned logistical challenges, perishable foods are the good kinds of food we should be expecting people on the programs to have, not the junk food (see rant below). People should use the food as a tool to teaching themselves to meal plan with their portions in the fridge, not just crack open the next can of high sodium chicken chunks as a means to shut up their whiny kid when they think they're hungry. In addition, I'm pretty much presupposing a restructuring like this will have crony capitalism, along with fraud, waste, and abuse all over it. My biggest question is who gets rich from the change...from there, my opinion will form over how noble a change this really is. I'm not sure when it changed either, but big companies were very much behind it. Walmart is probably at or near the top of the list of the lobbying. If food stamps are cut, their economic outlook is hit, as was foretasted in this investors report.. Add to that, all the big producers of junk foods have a financial interest in making sure their products can be bought by SNAP funds. Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and every other company that has products in the isles, not along the wall of the grocery store where the "real food" (for lack of a better term) is kept are going to lobby behind the scenes to keep the SNAP funds open to anything edible.
  2. Gun Owning Cooks

    I was an absolute mess before I decided to take ownership of my culinary skills. Research and practice make perfect. It took time, but I'm very much an example of being able to cook your way to a high standard.
  3. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a16720630/browning-hi-power-production-ends/ End of an era here. I first saw this legend in 2002. Was the issued sidearm of the Canadian battalion I was working with. If you own one, the gun itself will last into the 21st century with proper care, but mags maybe hard to come by, so I'd get a few more.
  4. Looks like Remington is toast

    They should drop DPMS, Bushmaster, and Tapco faster than GM dropped Chrysler, Pontiac, and Saturn for their '09 bankruptcy restructuring. I'm sure some of the others wouldn't be a huge loss either. Marlin can stay. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk. OhShoot very much likes to know when we're using Tapatalk.
  5. U. S.Army Socks - All American or ????

    It's also a quantity thing. "Acme USA Co." may be able to make a product, but they may not be able to make it in sufficient bulk to meet a large purchasing order. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk. OhShoot very much likes to know when we're using Tapatalk.
  6. Remington may file for bankruptcy

    This. I'm not sympathetic to the point of propping up a company just to keep a name in business. I want quality gun companies competing in the market, not famous names that are raided and reorganized to maximize shareholder benefits above good products and customer service. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk. OhShoot very much likes to know when we're using Tapatalk.
  7. Going to be interesting to see how they define "safe". I wouldn't put it past retailers to push to include what are in reality gun cabinets to the exemption. It's arguable that they prevent gun accidents by curious kids, which is a clear intent of the bill, so I don't think I'd mind. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk. OhShoot very much likes to know when we're using Tapatalk.
  8. Football, kids, and CTE

    I think within a generation, we'll see football tackling be more like rugby tackling. How they massage that in with the speed and flow of the game, I have no idea.
  9. Football, kids, and CTE

    I think football (like any other team sport) has a lot to teach kids. Football especially is great for young men who need some discipline and focus, not to mention an outlet to vent aggression. But tackle football is probably best delayed until high school knowing what we do now. Even then, there should be someone looking out for the players that isn't tied to the coaching staff. Hard to see how that is worked at the high school level aside from places like Texas where HS football is a community event that can command the resources as such. My biggest worry is the college level. They're not in the same lens as the NFL players with this issue, but they hits they're taking are adding up all the same. When you think about how many play across all the schools, but don't make it to the NFL, we have a lot of potential CTE cases out there, which is a risk to them and the community in a way.
  10. The superior/subordinate relationship comes into play here, but it's somewhat of an indirect route. While it doesn't take a block and line chart to show the head of a protective detail for the Mayor in essence works for the Mayor's office, it's not exactly the powerful figure sleeping with the powerless employee we see in the normal affair scandals when it's a man in the position of power. I would find it hard to think that the Sergeant was in fear of denying or ending the affair, which is what I view as needed to have an abuse of authority...but I'm open to evidence to the contrary on that. That said, the existing professional relationship would have left the Mayor and police Sergeant vulnerable to blackmail, which is where I actually care about what went on. Consenting adults can do what they want and face the consequences at home all they want, when those consenting adults are an officer of the law and a the mayor, we run into situations where "I get this contract with the city or I call channels 2, 4, &, 5" or "go into the records and tell me [insert privileged info here], or I call channels 2, 4, & 5" come into play. That's where we need to actually have ethics standards for public officials. Not sure how deep these standards in Metro law, but where they exist, they need to be enforced, up to and including termination and removal from office.
  11. Welcome newest little TGO member

    Beautiful baby. Obviously gets that from the mother. Congrats, man.
  12. Gun Owning Cooks

    Pan cooked lamb chops (cooked to medium) and a side salad.
  13. Prayers for Doug

    Great to see you're well enough to be back at home, Bersa!
  14. Charging Handles...how much to pay.

    ^^^What he said^^^ As much as I debated getting the Raptor ambidextrous, I'd get another if I had an AR that would benefit from it. I think they're great for defensive rifles, though I'll admit the price to usefulness comparison drops for target shooting rifles.
  15. Some Interesting Crime Stats

    Necessary is the favorite euphemism for unconstitutional when it comes to matters of safety and security. I'm all for police exercising their lawful authority...but the lawful part must always come before the authority.

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