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    Thank you for that. The 20-year-old may have...

    Thank you for that.

    The 20-year-old may have thought he was teaching the 13-year-old how to survive on the streets....
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    In the US there were official Cub Scout and Boy...

    In the US there were official Cub Scout and Boy Scout knives when I was that age. Cubs start early in elementary school.
    Still is: ...
  3. I suspect that marketing plays into the current...

    I suspect that marketing plays into the current design. "Futuristic badass weapon" is probably an easier sell than something that looks like a toy.
  4. Except that it looks, feels, and operates...

    Except that it looks, feels, and operates somewhat like a firearm?

    Is that a feature or a flaw?

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    After the Three Mile Island accident, an NRC study found that operators at one nuclear...
  5. Didn't some people say similar things about folks...

    Didn't some people say similar things about folks shooting themselves drawing from a Serpa?

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    "Whether it was stress or trauma, incompetence or freak accidents,...
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    Anytime you have repeated “training issues” or...

    Anytime you have repeated “training issues” or “pilot error” it is reasonable to look for design errors. (Serpa, for example, or controls in aircraft)

    Having two actions with different intents...
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    I’ve got an old Lowe waist pack with a small...

    I’ve got an old Lowe waist pack with a small pouch and two bottle sleeves that’s great for long dog walks. Water for both of us, a small bowl, and less stuff in my pockets.

    Just picked up a...
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    Type II fun..... ...

    Type II fun.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9V5f8mnqc
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    https://darksucks.com/products/quark-qk2a-mkiii ...

    https://darksucks.com/products/quark-qk2a-mkiii

    I’ve had good service from the earlier foursevens lights. Haven’t tried this latest incarnation.
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    No wonder he was upset with you. EVERYONE knows...

    No wonder he was upset with you. EVERYONE knows the Tour was first held in 1903. ;-)

    There are some great stories from those early days when there were no teams and outside help was forbidden. ...
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    With many fiber optic sights, you can replace the...

    With many fiber optic sights, you can replace the fiber without replacing the sight.

    https://dawsonprecision.com/sights/hi-output-fiber-optic/
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    Any recommendations for a book about the battle...

    Any recommendations for a book about the battle of Dien Bien Phu? All the options I’ve seen have decent reviews, and I’ll probably only read one.
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    Light rust speckles in spots or finish wear...

    Light rust speckles in spots or finish wear generally doesn’t bother me, but that much rust over the whole gun would make me wary.
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    Nice! Now you’ve got me thinking about...

    Nice!

    Now you’ve got me thinking about trying something similar with my Marlin XT-22.
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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?
  16. 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...
  18. 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.
    ...
  19. 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
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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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