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Ariel Durant

Monday, May 9, 2016

Administrative Problems

Greg T, I lost your comment , J. Bogan or Dr.Jim, I lost yours too, the one about your relatives in the revolutionary war. Can you fellows please repost them.

I hate having to do comment moderation because sometimes, as in this case, I make a mistake and delete comments I wanted to keep. But that same s**t bird that was coming around here putting foul language on the blog is back so I didn't have much choice.

Sorry about the blunder. Please do put the comments back on there.

By the way , has anyone heard from Captain Crunch.?  I tried to email him but the emails got kicked back as undeliverable.

34 comments:

  1. I told you Captain Crunch was eaten by a shark! There was nothing left to bury sadly to say the 'sharks dung' i.e. Captain Crunch became crab food on the ocean floor. Next time kymber eats a loblster she can think of Captain Crunch:)

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    1. coffeebottle - i don't even think you know Captain Crunch. the captain is up here on the island surfing, drinking beer and hanging with the townfolk! xoxox

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    2. Beware Kymber, Coffe Bottle Rocket is actually Captain Crunch's evil twin. He kidnaps beautiful mermaids and sells them to Wickie Watchi and Sea World.

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    3. thanks Harry! i met captain's evil twin and punched him the solar plexus, kicked him the you-know-where, wrapped my tail around his neck in a headlock...then he passed out. i just left him there. bahahahahahah!

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    4. That's a good little Mermaid. It's tough to stand up for yourself with no legs or feet! Sounds like you gave him a good drubbing, richly deserved the churl!

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    5. hey Harry,

      that was funny. 'tough to stand up for yourself with no legs or feet"

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    6. BAHAHAHAH - I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY, TOO, COFFEE!

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    7. holy crap - had the caps on without realizing it!

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  2. drop me a line so I can get your new email address. I went to the profile for your new moniker but there's no email on it. Want to catch up on things.

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    1. Harry - i'll fire off his email to you in a sec.....xoxox

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  3. Sorry, Harry, but I have no idea what I left as a comment!

    No fun getting old.....

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    1. It might have been J. Bogan. I had two comments marked to publish, then my wife came into the computer room and wanted me to help her with some paperwork. When I went back to the comments I deleted some troll comments and somehow or other lost the two I meant to publish.

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  4. I'll see if I can remember what I posted....it was something that I was muttering to myself after reading that modern military small arms ammunition can be stored successfully for an indefinite period. So of course that crummy Pakistani and Indian clickboom .303 came to mind......

    Then again, who's to say it actually functioned better when new?

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    1. It was about the difference between .223/5.56 and .308/7.62X51.

      Over the years I've seen a lot of discussion about that, which was why I caveated Bird Dogs article. There are basically two camps, as I see it. There are guys like me, who are reloaders out of necessity, and not target shooters really. Then there are reloaders who are striving for maximum accuracy and measure their shooting in MOA.

      I have to reload because it's the only affordable way to shoot some of my weapons. 8X56R, for instance, is about $30.00 for a box of loaded ammo, when Graf or Hornaday is making it. I have some surplus but it was made in 1937 and 1938. It's sure fire but I hate to expend it.

      I have a bunch of cases of the Pakistani .303 British. It shoots fine for me, for what I need, which is out to about 100 yards. There isn't anywhere near me that the field of vision is longer than that in these woods, unless I climb up on some granite boulders, and then I can see to the sky line but I can't see to the foot of the rocks for the woods. The British .303 from Pakistan would be poor fodder for someone trying to shoot for accuracy out to the 500 yard line, but works for me. I do get neck cracks in it sometimes and it's not reloadable, but when I bought it , in the 1980's, it was very cheap.

      I have some Indian .308 that works well, but I also bought a bunch at give away prices that the seller warned should not be fired due to pressure inconsistencies. There was nothing wrong with the bullets so he sold it to reloaders who wanted to pull the bullets, and that's what I did.

      I think what Bird Dog was trying to say, is that for military purposes, the ammo would stay good as long as you took care of it. The armed forces of just about every county have always recognized that standard military ammo is not designed for accuracy out beyond combat range, roughly 300 yards, give or take, so they put out special loads for snipers.

      Ammo is a fascinating subject. On the .223 vrs 5.56 thing, I've shot a ton of both out of my Olympic Arms AR-15 (built circa 1995) and my Ruger Mini-14 , plus my Colt SP-1. The AR-15 is marked .223/5.56 on the receiver, the other two are not but shoot either fine.

      On the .308/7.62X51 issue, I've fired both interchangeably out of a number of Ishapore 2A rifles, no problems. Done the same with a Polytech M14S, so for my purposes it works fine either way.

      I know there are minuscule differences in CUP pressures, etc. and I've seen some people really go at it hammer and tongs, but they were largely purists arguing existentialism, "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin" type things.

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    1. I'm glad to hear from you. I hope everything is going well over there. South Carolina is considering granting Georgia reciprocity on carry permits (they currently have no reciprocity with anyone) and if they do I will be coming to South Carolina to go to the beach.

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  6. Hey Harry

    Last week I watched a really interesting video interview of Matt Bracken on 'vlad tempes' youtube channel. heres the address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYja6fPgMk

    if anyone cant find the youtube address. Type in 'Matt Bracken' in youtube search and several interviews come up. All are interesting but the one on the 'Vlad Tempes" channel is the best and most current (6 May 16)

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    1. CBR, I don't think I have ever been to that channel. I will check it out tonight when I get everything done. We had to run to town for some mulch, four days of heavy rain in the offing, and we just put down growing soil in our raised beds. If we don't cover it, the rain will wash it away. never a dull moment.

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    2. coffee - do you mean vlad tsepes? if so, i will want to check that out! xox

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    3. Kymber The Great (Catherine the Great in a past life)

      Vlad Tempe youtube channel. Not sure I am spelling the last name correctly. Just type In Matt Bracken in youtube and look for 'Vlad' 'Bracken's a former Navy Seal back in the 80's and now he's and author and a critic on radical islam. Bracken's got a pretty good bead on things that may happen in Europe. He thinks the last round of attacks in what was it, Belgium were a warm up for an 'European Infantada' Europe is doomed! Too many muslim immigrants. The Russians will be the last bastion of Christiandom in Europe similar to what happen when the Turk's and Moor's were on the rampage. History repeating itself.

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    4. Any relation to Vlad Dracula?

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    5. Harry - you have me nailed...either catherine or elisabethabeth of romania... both women i admire for different reasons.

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    6. and so do you coffee. thank you for that.

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    7. Harry - vlad tsepes is the original vlad the imapler...and became the modern day dracula...so may untruths out there.

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    8. I don't know. I gotta check that out but 'Vlad the Impaler" 'stuck more Turk's on stick' than anyone. He saved Romainia from Islamic dominance that probably would have lasted a thousand years. 'Vlad' is a national hero in Romainia to this day.

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    9. coffee - you are correct and it is vlad tsepes. he almost single-handedly saved europe from what it is experiencing today...an onslaught of muslims. it's where the ashkenazi jews came from - imagine - picking a religion and then pretending everyone is a jew??? and if people read history...real history...they would know that the catholic church turned him into "the impaler" and "dracul" the dragon. then along came stoker who turned him into a vampire. he was an actual heroe and must be rolling over in his grave right now. but yes, he was the original heroe who saved europe many hundreds of years ago from the muslim infestation they are dealing with now.

      love to both coffee and Harry. xoxox

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    10. Vlad Dracula was a pretty nasty character.

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    11. Vlad Tepes, ie Vlad Dracul, ie Vlad the Impaler.

      He was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. His father Vlad II Dracul was a member of the Order of the Dragon, which was founded to protect Christianity in Eastern Europe. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero in Romania and Bulgaria for his protection of the Romanians and Bulgarians both north and south of the Danube. Following his raids on the Ottomans, a significant number of Bulgarian common folk and remaining boyars resettled north of the Danube to Wallachia and recognized his leadership.[1]

      As the cognomen "The Impaler" suggests, his practice of impaling his enemies is part of his historical reputation.[2] During his lifetime, his reputation for cruelty spread abroad to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula was inspired by Vlad's patronymic and reputation.[from Wikipedia]

      Vlad stopped the Ottoman invasion of Europe butt-cold by being as brutal as he had to be. He is a huge cultural hero in the Transylvania area of Hungary/Romania.

      He got screwed by friend and foe alike, but did Europe proud during a dark time in history. Woe be unto them that raise someone like Vlad in this modern time.

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    12. Vlad isn't someone I'd personally consider to be a role model. I didn't live then, and I'm glad of it. I guess he was a creature of his times.

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  7. I was probably just ranting about the gun grabbers. My Moms side of the family obtained a land grant from King Charles, in what is now Southern Virginia. At least one of those relatives fought w/ Geo. Washington. The other side of the family was in Woodstock Virginia, and he went off w/ Reverand Muhlenburg (sp?) and was supposedly killed at the battle of Cowpens, but given the number of people w/ our name in SC, I bet he didn't want to walk home.
    We have been here since before there WAS an America, and they fought to make America what it was founded to be. I have a stake in America, and I am sick and tired of having the legacy MY ancestors left for ME dismantled by the godless Commies. They can put whatever words on paper that they wish. They can pack the courts with idealogs all they wish. I will keep my RIGHT to keep and bear arms as long as I am breathing. America is MY country. I read someplace that the armed citizens possess 12 TRILLION rounds. Don't know if that is so, but like they say Quantity has a quality all it's own

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    1. I had two direct line of descent relatives in the North Carolina Line, both of whom fought at Monmouth. One was captured and died on a British prison hulk.

      Washing us away and replacing us with leftist multiculturalism seems to be the sign of the times. The new Mayor of London is a Pakistani who speaks such poor English I couldn't understand him. He boasts about his associations with radical islamists in England. If there are six million voters in London, and only one million are Islamists, how did this happen? It just seems like "the new wave" is washing over the old bedrock everywhere.

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  8. We were the Buggs of "Buggs Island" .. I think they renamed the dam and lake after some NC governor... But south central Virginia, at the NC border.

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    1. I think it's a good thing to be able to trace your family and know where you came from. It amazes me today how many people don't know anything about their grandparents....

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