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by MaduroBU
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: NYT says gun buyers more likely to shoot themselves than non gun buyers
Replies: 28
Views: 1086

Re: NYT says gun buyers more likely to shoot themselves than non gun buyers

The NYT as an organization believes in gun control and attempts to convince others to adopt that mindset. If you move past the pretense that it is a news organization, then their role as a strongly left-leaning magazine with a focus upon public events becomes pretty obvious. They absolutely have a r...
by MaduroBU
Fri May 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Found on Reddit today.
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Found on Reddit today.

Thought it would be more historical and less allegorical. Sometimes allegory gives the viewer a better picture of something than the simple facts. As a retelling of the life of Commodus, Gladiator was horrible. As a look into an 800 year struggle between imperial tyranny and SPQR, the movie belongs...
by MaduroBU
Fri May 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Looking for gunsmith in Houston to install new sights
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Looking for gunsmith in Houston to install new sights

Brian Lohman on 290 has done a variety of good work for me. Never sights specifically, but I'd trust him based upon past experience.
by MaduroBU
Fri May 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Online Renewal
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Online Renewal

When I log in to the DPS LTC website (this works fine), I only get the options to apply as an instructor, change my address, or report my card missing. My LTC expires in November, so judging by other posts on here I don't think that I'm early. The DPS FAQ renewal link just takes me back to the same ...
by MaduroBU
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Bernie Sanders
Replies: 89
Views: 6801

Re: Nobody but Bernie Sanders

Never been a fan of rooting for a period of collapse just to try to bury an ideology. The left is currently cheerleading for a collapse in hopes that it will undo Trump. I agree, but I worry that you think that my motivation is "cheerleading". I'd call it "Seeing the writing on the wall and hoping ...
by MaduroBU
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Bernie Sanders
Replies: 89
Views: 6801

Re: Nobody but Bernie Sanders

Sanders is probably going to win, but in the long term that's a good thing. The odds that the current economic bubble lasts for another 4 years are very low, and as a result, if Trump is re-elected, he'll take the blame. Whoever sits in the White House when the music stops will take the fall, no mat...
by MaduroBU
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When America understood warship building
Replies: 23
Views: 2909

Re: When America understood warship building

One other interesting factoid/historical oddity: Nearly all of the Japanese carriers SHOULD have been sunk by US submarines in 1942 and 1943, in that all sustained torpedo hits which would've been fatal with working torpedoes. The criminally negligent performance of the pre-war Bureau of Ordnance (a...
by MaduroBU
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When America understood warship building
Replies: 23
Views: 2909

Re: When America understood warship building

One thing that I wonder about now is the relative lack of CIWS platforms on modern USN warships. At the outset of WW2, surface ships all had a sensible number of AA guns. By the end of WW2, sour urface ships looked like porcupines with 5" DP mounts, Bofors and 20mm mounts for quills. That transition...
by MaduroBU
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When America understood warship building
Replies: 23
Views: 2909

Re: When America understood warship building

Chester Nimitz, Hyman Rickover and Jimmy Thach killed the battleship, albeit in very different ways. Nimitz, being a submariner, unleashed the Silent Service upon Japan days after Pearl Harbor and demonstrated the terrifying power of the attack submarine. When Rickover aggressively made nuclear boat...
by MaduroBU
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Starwars: the rise of Skywalker
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Re: Starwars: the rise of Skywalker

I still think that Rogue One was the best SW movie thus far, but Episode 8 was just abysmal. There is a youtuber named Vito who does a phenomenal break down of this issue, but it's probably unwise to post a link to it here as he isn't exactly PG-13. Using jumps to light speed as weapons makes the en...
by MaduroBU
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Millions for gun safety research
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Millions for gun safety research

The sad part is that there is a lot of good research that this money could fund. The issue is that in the early 1990s, a large part of academic clinicians publicly stated that they would use the public trust placed in them and in their research to produce propaganda supporting gun control legislatio...
by MaduroBU
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Anyone on the SE side of Houston have H1000?
Replies: 11
Views: 4497

Re: Anyone on the SE side of Houston have H1000?

I have an open 1 lb container that you're welcome to (I don't think that I've used more than 1/3 of it, but haven't weighed it), but I'm on the SW side of Houston. Have you looked at H4831 SC?
by MaduroBU
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL:Jewelry Store robbery, UPS truck jacking, police chase, shoot out, 4 dead
Replies: 37
Views: 3342

Re: FL:Jewelry Store robbery, UPS truck jacking, police chase, shoot out, 4 dead

That was a really neat presentation, but it seems to suggest what the other guy did, namely that urban SWAT officers should be wearing "Crummy House Breakup" rather than woodland, or digi, or tigerstripe et c. As for the event itself, the fundamental lack of judgment is just appalling. I think that ...
by MaduroBU
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Something other than gun control out of a Dems mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Something other than gun control out of a Dems mouth

This is what we should be doing and funding. When Cain murdered Abel, God did not respond by cursing rocks.
by MaduroBU
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PG&E Cutting Power
Replies: 52
Views: 5810

Re: PG&E Cutting Power

Sweet justice would be Jeff Skilling rallying investors, buying up PG&E assets for pennies on the dollar, moving them to Nevada, and then selling power to the Cali grid at usurious rates.

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