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Old 04-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #21
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Try as they may, I'm just very glad Cottontop and his new "friend" can't actually procreate.

We're both too old for that anyway.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:56 PM   #22
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Talking about politics and most things in general always ends up with frustration boiling up from my toes to the top of my head and I become angry and cynical.

I really, truly, 100% believe that we need to begin teaching logic/reasoning and philosophy to our children. Philosophy is the moderator of life. If you are a 'Middle Grounder,' you are on the way to being a good philosopher and a good person.

By High School Graduation everyone should have read and understood Plato's Republic and Nicomachean Ethics. But that would mean the kids would have to be able to actually read....

It touches everything from guiding your actions in according to virtue, how to be a virtuous person, true friendship, happiness, and yes...even politics.

Socrates' model city, The City of Necessity was a community of individuals who realized that they had to count on each other. Some farmed, some made clothes/shoes, others made tools etc. etc. and they used the barter system. They didn't need politicians as they themselves knew best how they should be goverened. What they did have was a citizen militia to protect against the hethens in the City of Pleasure, people who got what they wanted and were still bored/ wanted more. Read up on the City of Pleasure and you will see that that is what America has become...and it is sad.

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We're both too old for that anyway.
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Well you know what they say: there's nothing sadder than a lonely old, um, Cottontop.
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Well you know what they say: there's nothing sadder than a lonely old, um, Cottontop.


Yeah, I am a sad lonely case alright; but, I kinda like it that way.
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Many years ago,
Shot A LOT of Trap and Skeet.
Spent a lot of time at the range and a Lot of money.
Met some interesting people.
One story.
One night after shooting went into the club house,
a Very Nice Blond Lady stopped me and asked about shooting and the shotgun.
After a little talk we parted
sat down with my friends, got some Looks.
Club manager stopped by and asked if I knew who she was?
No,
Well she was a Big Name hollywood producer,
and I think she had a studio.
Oh Well.


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The best argument I ever read against an Assault Weapons Ban was written by a liberal gun owner. The more diversity we have in the ranks of gun owners, shooters and defenders of the 2nd Amendment the more clout we will have at the polls.

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I like people w/ like interests. There are a few here including Cotton that I really respect. Their treads are very well written, they like the classics. Some of us are true old school. Like the writer, they are unique. Cotton always shows us what he has absorbed w/ respect to firearms. He has a great foundation and a great demeanor as a person. To find a like minded person close to home is awesome.

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Thanks everyone for the positive accolades. Thanks especially to jpattersonnh. I, like j, are into the older military Mausers and the cartridges that go in them, as well as some of the older commercial rifles and some of the more, at least for now, obscure cartridges. He is one of the few guys on here that knows what a 9.3x57 is, and even owns one, and like me, reloads for it. I know some of my ideas are different than most on this forum, but we are all gun guys (and gals) and in the end want the same freedoms; we just see the ways to go about it differently. It is nice, for a change to not get lambasted for an opposing view. I visit several gun forums, but this is the one in which I seem to spend the most time.
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That's really nice, but...............I thought one shouldn't eat or drink at the range due to the possibility of lead dust.
Heck when I was at the University we headed for the ROTC armory range FOR lunch and some shooting.
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