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    Does the ejector rod work easily with empty...

    Does the ejector rod work easily with empty chambers?

    Are unfired rounds easy to insert in the chambers?

    Are unfired rounds easy to eject?
  2. Obliquely related: When I was doing EMT stuff we...

    Obliquely related: When I was doing EMT stuff we had deescalation training. In a lot of the videos the aggression level seemed obvious — a responder would step into the scene doing the bantam strut...
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    Police reform bill passes in House

    Full text here: https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/jip_bass_version_xml.pdf?utm_campaign=5874-519

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    House lawmakers on Wednesday passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a...
  4. Thread: Airplanes

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    In a completely different niche, this was on the...

    In a completely different niche, this was on the cover of Sport Aviation this month.
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    2 seats, aerobatic, cross-country legs, spectacular visibility, made in the US.
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  5. Thread: Airplanes

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    I have a weakness for a Waco..... 68300 ...

    I have a weakness for a Waco.....

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    https://www.wacoaircraft.com/ymf-5

    I’ve ridden in a couple of these. Huge grin. Not sure I’d care to own one, even if I could afford it, but it’d be...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQ4dE_RGnQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQ4dE_RGnQ
  7. Thread: Airplanes

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    Just saw that the EAA is saying that Oshkosh will...

    Just saw that the EAA is saying that Oshkosh will happen this summer.

    Free admission for those 18 and under.

    https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure
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    Another quick pellet test: 68197 Felt like I...

    Another quick pellet test:
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    Felt like I was shooting better except the one pulled left on the upper target.

    Not sure what’s up with the wandering groups. Probably me.
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    Kathy Jackson makes the point in one of her...

    Kathy Jackson makes the point in one of her articles that if someone attacks you, they already made the decision that someone was going to be hurt or killed that day.

    If you are armed, prepared...
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    There’s a line of Buddhist thought that killing...

    There’s a line of Buddhist thought that killing mindfully can be an act of compassion.

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    The following story is analogous to a terrorist situation. It is known throughout northern Buddhism....
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    If they’re trying to prosecute George Floyd, that...

    If they’re trying to prosecute George Floyd, that does set a new standard for incompetence.
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    Which made me realize that for some folks this is...

    Which made me realize that for some folks this is two questions:
    “Is it ever ok to kill in self-defense?”
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    “Could I kill in self-defense?”

    One probably has to sort those out separately.
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    One of the reasons I recommend Kathy Jackson’s...

    One of the reasons I recommend Kathy Jackson’s site (https://www.corneredcat.com/contents/) to prospective gun owners is that she has several articles on the morality and ethics of deadly force.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg
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    Road & Track, 1983 67923 “‘Good tires,” Bob...

    Road & Track, 1983
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    “‘Good tires,” Bob mused, casually lighting a cigarette, “but certainly not great tires"
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    And Jerry Jones is making huge profits on gas.......

    And Jerry Jones is making huge profits on gas....

    “... Yet Comstock Resources is selling gas at prices ranging from $15 per thousand cubic feet to $179 per thousand cubic feet, a markup of between...
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    “... Variable-rate plans are enticing to many...

    “... Variable-rate plans are enticing to many people because the price of electricity is often low during normal weather conditions, and because it theoretically allows people to use more electricity...
  18. Thread: Guitar thread

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    Ok, I'll submit my non-exotic basses to show that...

    Ok, I'll submit my non-exotic basses to show that it doesn't *have* to get expensive. ;-)

    I'm an adult beginner, no desire to play in a band, but have some patient friends in the...
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    First quick pellet test: I did a quick search...

    First quick pellet test: I did a quick search online for pellets that owners said worked well in the R7, and ordered a few to try.

    Disclaimers:
    1) I have a lot to learn about shooting a rifle. ...
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    I wanted a rifle that was smaller, lighter and...

    I wanted a rifle that was smaller, lighter and with easier cocking effort than the R9. I'm not a large person and I thought the R7 would be a better fit. Power was not a priority.
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    Fair enough. I haven’t read the book. I don’t...

    Fair enough. I haven’t read the book. I don’t know how she represents herself.

    If someone with minimal experience represents themselves accurately, I don’t see a problem. A boot doesn’t have...
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    Or someone making an effort to understand more...

    Or someone making an effort to understand more about the subject they teach.
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    Investigations are starting..... ...

    Investigations are starting.....

    https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968357225/texas-governor-calls-for-investigation-into-group-that-manages-state-power-grid

    With Texans facing their second day of...
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    Law professor joins D.C. police

    Just saw this: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968293596/to-understand-police-reform-law-professor-volunteered-to-join-the-force

    Law professor and human rights activist Rosa Brooks wanted to...
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    Couldn’t resist the title. ;-) ...

    Couldn’t resist the title. ;-)

    https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/wind-power/sweden-is-becoming-europes-texas-for-wind-power/

    Workers are installing turbines perched atop 130-meter tall...
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