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by OldSchool
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why I Hate College Bookstores
Replies: 41
Views: 1284

Re: Why I Hate College Bookstores

My mother authored a couple of textbooks for French classes. Guess which books she used when she taught her own classes? The cost back then wasn't even close to today's prices, but I seem to remember that it went for about $25 or so, and this was back in the 1970s. OTH, she didn't get rich on it ei...
by OldSchool
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why I Hate College Bookstores
Replies: 41
Views: 1284

Re: Why I Hate College Bookstores

...and decided to go back to school after separation so Im using the GIBILL now. It gives me a 500 dollar stipend for books, plus the 1100 a month for living expenses. You're fortunate. One of our sons is out, and VA has yet to get him sufficient money for books -- and never on time. Several times ...
by OldSchool
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why I Hate College Bookstores
Replies: 41
Views: 1284

Re: Why I Hate College Bookstores

The professors are in on the scam as well. I'd like to see some of that "scam" money. :evil2: I've been as shocked as anyone when I found out the prices on new books. I complained enough about the content in the old book we were using (much of it opinionated and wrong), that I was in on c...
by OldSchool
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: PSC new membership
Replies: 26
Views: 1974

Re: PSC new membership

processing 3100 membership renewals WOW :shock: I have been attending the IDPA each month, and thinking to join..But, I wonder is there places to shot ? Can anyone tell me when you go out there during the week just how crowded is it ? Is there any place to shoot ? I would not mind getting on a wait...
by OldSchool
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Are The Hiking/Camping Types Liberals?
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: Are The Hiking/Camping Types Liberals?

Hate to tell ya, but we've spent all of our lives hiking, climbing and horseback (sorta comes with the territory when you're born in the mountains). It's not at all about being "invincible" but about just having an affinity for climbing. There's really no rhyme or reason, but it's really a...
by OldSchool
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Racetrack Definition
Replies: 36
Views: 2102

Re: Racetrack Definition

Sporting event maybe, but is it a professional one? Do these people do this for a living and do they get paid? Yes, there are many professionals in NHRA drag racing. However, I would think that the only "professional" event would be the SpringNats; although most of the field are amateurs,...
by OldSchool
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Racetrack Definition
Replies: 36
Views: 2102

Re: Racetrack Definition

Is anyone else worried about instructors who don't know the law? It seems there's a recent uptick. No offense to the OP or other instructors, and I give credit to those who try to find out the answers, but I worry that DPS isn't doing a good job teaching new instructors. In my Firm, the people at t...
by OldSchool
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trying something out
Replies: 1793
Views: 44819

Re: Trying something out

You can call me Al My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me...
by OldSchool
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trying something out
Replies: 1793
Views: 44819

Re: Trying something out

VoiceofReason wrote:Going to work this morning and some guy was doing the speed limit on the freeway without his hazard lights on. ;-)

That was me, sorry. I wasn't paying attention....
by OldSchool
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This is way to far TSA
Replies: 77
Views: 3809

Re: This is way to far TSA

But will there be enough of us left to implement the changes necessary to get back to freedom. T'is the question. Fixed it for ya. Remember, there have been almost three generations grow up since the 50's, when Constitutional Rights were taken as gospel. Over that time, the paternalism (and behavio...
by OldSchool
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule
Replies: 258
Views: 44780

Re: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule

4th class mail WILL disappear if the sender needs to pay UPS rates to send it! we are paying the telcos for universal service, and low- end computers are quite inexpensive- and decreasing in price. Not inexpensive for everyone, sorry, no. And plastic is the devil that got us into this mess. Also, r...
by OldSchool
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule
Replies: 258
Views: 44780

Re: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule

Man! You're really overthinking it. Now that email is good for almost everything, the USPS delivers almost nothing but junk mail. Just kill the USPS and let private industry deliver whatever's left. No more junk. And the extra cost of what's left is motivation to deliver everything possible electro...
by OldSchool
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Detained by TSA
Replies: 70
Views: 2426

Re: Detained by TSA

Huh, how about that? What would it be then, assault? What would WHAT be? Requesting to see your receipt by a Walmart drone? It would be a request. You can decline. (Something you can't do with a government agent.) Maybe I'm lost. I'm really not sure what your asking. I think I follow the question: ...
by OldSchool
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule
Replies: 258
Views: 44780

Re: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule

What if I set out a "Private Delivery Company" box? And what about those doors with slots in them? Can they push stuff through those? Private Express Statutes . Short answer: no. In 1979 they decided to allow for "emergency" deliveries of letters by private carriers, but that is...
by OldSchool
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trying something out
Replies: 1793
Views: 44819

Re: Trying something out

RttlTrap wrote:A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle

I'll bite: Why? :headscratch

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