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  1. Plasticweld's Avatar
    Great story with some remarkable visuals.
  2. Theglasshouse's Avatar
    So that you understand Winston why they made that decision let me explain to you the research.Poor people in general perform worse because of lack of money. This is not a conspiracy of any sort by any President especially with who is inside the white house. That's my opinion and it is not a colored movement. It targets people with lower income because people who are rich usually go to good schools according to sociology of education. Why ? Because they perform better. Maybe the study continued and they have determined that parents of low social economic background can't get their son to enter a good school. Ideally this would benefit any race. It would benefit people whose family were not well to do. There is some logic that is missing by the journalist but there is evidence and I chose not to be a school teacher because of disease and this is a fact. But remember this is not on a whim. The rationale exists because I know this fact is true.

    A sample theory could be maslow's hierarchy of needs. It is a popular theory to learn for teachers. It's application and compensatory strategies are for example to encourage the student. Emotional intelligence has been studied. Good and competing needs are at the bottom of the pyramid. People drop out of school because they need a job. Imagine if you will the homeless who rarely go to school. It's a evil situation that helps their children.

    Motivation is key in school it is not just intelligence that gets you there.
    Updated May 20th, 2019 at 02:41 AM by Theglasshouse
  3. escorial's Avatar
    everything comes down to luck.. the sperm that got through..your parents..the people you meet along the way
    .the choices you make...without look all you have is determination,ability,.etc...
  4. escorial's Avatar
    People are just scared of death and nothing after...
  5. Stygian's Avatar
    I was raised catholic, but I changed to agnostic as I got older. IMO, there is only two possibilities: God exists, but has gone to great lengths to remain invisible, or he does not exist and was created from the imaginations of a select few individuals. In either case, the only thing we know for certain is that we will never know for certain.

    My own philosophy has been to live a good life and don't sweat the small stuff. If there is a God, then he created us to be fully self sufficient and is watching us make the most of the gifts He gave us. Praying to Him to lessen our daily burdens must feel like complaining, since he has given you the ability to overcome everything he challenges you with. Personally, I've always love the community aspect of church, but I just don't see it as anything other than age old social engineering (ie confessionals).

    All that said, if you live a good life, you will live on in the memories of your loved ones. That in itself is a worthwhile goal. I highly doubt that God will ban you from heaven for not praying enough when you have lived a life full of virtue and goodness.
  6. Winston's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    I'll bet (like most everything)the reasons for the changes to grog had something to do with money. Somebody got cut out, and someone else got the money.

    I remember hearing that the reason for whiskey in Americas had to do with the perishable nature of grain crops, that the liquid version of starch (- to sugar-to alcohol) conversion not only had a longer shelf-life but was condensed, making it easier to transport and to store- great for the cask makers, maybe not so great for the silo builders(?) ( maybe, I mean they still had to store dry grain; the difficulty was getting product from the rural fields to the population centers). Anyway, the details don't matter; business always goes for the money.
    If you remember your history, Colonial finance was a mess. Each state had it's own currency, and the values fluctuated wildly.
    Something that had a stable value and could be readily traded was a good thing. Rye whiskey.
    Yep, grains go bad and take a lot of effort to get to market. Liquor? Much easier to store and sell / trade.
  7. Kevin's Avatar
    I'll bet (like most everything)the reasons for the changes to grog had something to do with money. Somebody got cut out, and someone else got the money.

    I remember hearing that the reason for whiskey in Americas had to do with the perishable nature of grain crops, that the liquid version of starch (- to sugar-to alcohol) conversion not only had a longer shelf-life but was condensed, making it easier to transport and to store- great for the cask makers, maybe not so great for the silo builders(?) ( maybe, I mean they still had to store dry grain; the difficulty was getting product from the rural fields to the population centers). Anyway, the details don't matter; business always goes for the money.
  8. Kevin's Avatar
    Drug crazed intruders
  9. escorial's Avatar
    Maybe America's psyche is changing from one that doesn't want to lead the world and China does.....history shapes many things like how Europe changed into a liberal democracy after a colonial/imperial back drop..the trickle down effect is that nice humans will always be vulnerable to not so nice humans....
  10. Kevin's Avatar
    I blame it on the folkies
    https://youtu.be/4MTyqoigiso
  11. midnightpoet's Avatar
    Boy I thought I was cynical until I read you guys. Welcome to the club.
  12. escorial's Avatar
    Earth will heal itself long after humanity has gone....hope I get the last post on WF
  13. Winston's Avatar
    Everyone's for the earth
    Yeah Kev, but it's kinda like saying "Everyone loves warm puppies".
    Just another case of meaningless rhetorical ego stroking. Because liking warm puppies makes you a good person.
    Tomorrow I'm wearing my "I Love Warm Puppies" ribbon. April 2nd is the day set aside for that. You should wear yours, too.
  14. Kevin's Avatar
    Everyone's for the earth. There's some death cults that can't wait for it all to 'end', but other than that, everyone's for the earth.

    I remember there was a scene in that movie Independence Day, you know the one where big giant flying saucers appeared above all the major cities? And then there was that one stripper chick friend-of who grabbed her little protest sign and was up on the top of the skyscraper dancing around "take me!"
    And then * bzzzzott!- ka-blOOOOM! *

    Lets all turn off our lights for a minute.
  15. kaminoshiyo's Avatar
    I can't see why you would need a high-powered anything for home defense. If you are lucky enough to hear your intruder and reach for your gun in time, instead of risking a shoot-out in the dark I would shot in the air, yell "GET THE FUCK OUT" and call the police.

    I can only imagine either a cornered robber or someone specifically there to harm you is going to stay after that.

    * admittedly, this is all theory. I've never been robbed before or had an intruder in my home. I've seen video's of people getting robbed, though, and I don't think I've ever seen one wearing body armor or something where you need the likes of a high-powered rifle for.
  16. Winston's Avatar
    Kev: You know, the lever-action Winchester was the original "assault rifle". 12-14 round capacity. And I'm sure you've see the "cowboy action" experts empty the gun in 6 seconds. Accurately too. Pistol caliber rifles are pretty fun and versatile. Perfect for the aggressive coyotes y'all got down there.
    And yeah, the Korean grocers of LA... DO NOT MESS WITH. I'm pro immigration. A lot of times they understand our rights and values better than we do.

    PW: The KelTec is very cool, but I roll old school with my Mossberg 590. Besides, my shotgun has a bayonet attachment. ?!?
    What do those things hold? 16 rounds? I'm with that old Dick Van Patton show from the 70's "Eight is Enough". But two separate tubes is handy.

    And guys, I'll admit my bias. I'm am a cheapskate. And those AR rifles can be a money pit. I never wanted to get pulled down that rabbit hole of compensators, optics, custom triggers etc. I like to keep it simple. Y'know, because I'm a Fudd.
  17. Kevin's Avatar
    Plastic- l'm lol. l imagine you like a kid in a candy store - "Oo- oo- oo! I want one of those!"

    I have a remmington winchester lever action "cowboy-gun". That's my term for it. It's no bigger than a pellet gun, it's got that lever, and it shoots a 45 colt ( a pistol bullet). I liked it cause I can hit things from the hip. At the outdoor range you count before it hits and there's a poof of dust. Then you adjust. I don't really aim. I point it like a grenade launcher. It's a lot of fun when it goes *clang* on a metal target. You can hit it over and over and over, it's so easy. I think it would work well as a home defense gun. And you could clobber someone with the stock.

    Winston- Jr. bought himself an ar before they went illegal. It's cool looking. I don't have a bug-out bag but he does- incomplete he says. Let's hope we never have to rely on any of that, There was the riots here and for a few days it was every man for himself/No law. The Koreans armed themselves and fought because it was their businesses getting burned and looted. We weren't in the bad zone, thank goodness.
  18. Plasticweld's Avatar
    [video=youtube;brQ3SEKx4cg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brQ3SEKx4cg[/video]

    I bought one of these, it seemed to cool to pass up. It passed my test of, " I don't want to be on the wrong end of it. Mine is loaded with slugs and double aught.

    I have lots of black rifles, they would not be the first thing I would grab.
  19. escorial's Avatar
    I'm listening to a local radio station an the presenter always asks for good news stories for his two hour show..one wonders if this is what the public want...
  20. Winston's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by escorial
    ...prob just like Kim...
    Two sides of the same coin.
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