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  1. I suspect the quality/quantity of weapons might...

    I suspect the quality/quantity of weapons might be closer than some people think.
  2. There's a phenomenon in polling called herding. ...

    There's a phenomenon in polling called herding. When one of the large pollsters publishes a result, magically, other polls all seem to trend the same way. Sort of like what happened with the...
  3. One of the 70% in favor polls I found for NRA...

    One of the 70% in favor polls I found for NRA members supporting universal background checks said:

    816 respondents; 196 of them claimed NRA membership; or 24%
    ~253,768,000 adults living in the...
  4. Universal background checks creates a database of...

    Universal background checks creates a database of gun owners. When the last person with guns alive today dies and his property dispersed under universal background checks every gun owner in the...
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    Those drones could have been hauled in close with...

    Those drones could have been hauled in close with only a few trucks. The Saudi activists could have just allowed those trucks through a checkpoint or two.

    Eventually the US was able to determine...
  6. It used to be said if you brought some simple...

    It used to be said if you brought some simple product to market you only had 13 weeks to make all your money because that's how long it took for the Chinese to make a copy and get it over here. That...
  7. I grew up in and around a small town. Every...

    I grew up in and around a small town. Every small town had its thugs but they were a small enough number everybody knew who they were and could keep an eye on them. They would get thumped if they...
  8. If you buy old textbooks make sure they have the...

    If you buy old textbooks make sure they have the answers to some of the problems in the back. Usually they will have the answers to either the odd or even numbered problems.
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    It might be as simple as their off-the-shelf...

    It might be as simple as their off-the-shelf business software requires it from everybody or it kicks you out on an error report.
  10. I sent you a PM.

    I sent you a PM.
  11. I'm set up at a fun show this weekend. I'll look...

    I'm set up at a fun show this weekend. I'll look around for a Pocket Hammer spring plug.
  12. Not a satellite photo case but a guy at work had...

    Not a satellite photo case but a guy at work had a small jon boat and a pop up camper, neither taxable by itself. One spring he put the jon boat upside down on top of the pop up to protect the...
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    Before you remove any material you might try...

    Before you remove any material you might try measuring some case rims. This article shows a device to measure rim thickness but you could maybe come up with something similar using a v-block and an...
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    Considering all the internal parts you've...

    Considering all the internal parts you've replaced/reworked I wonder if it's a headspace problem?
  15. We get a satellite photo from the county once a...

    We get a satellite photo from the county once a year with our tax statement of some unimproved property we own out in the sticks. They're looking for property improvements.

    One neighbor cut a...
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    You are in a tough hiring situation being half...

    You are in a tough hiring situation being half way in between GE and Raytheon. We had four major employers in our area and we were about third on the pay scale. We ended up hiring lesser...
  17. I got one of those a couple years ago. My screen...

    I got one of those a couple years ago. My screen went blank for a second then popped up an image of me on a FBI 10 Most Wanted poster that said they would send it to everybody in my contacts list if...
  18. My wife bought a Samsung stove about six months...

    My wife bought a Samsung stove about six months ago. I just looked for a model number on the front but don't see one.

    Like the day after it was hooked up the stove started sending texts to my...
  19. Don't know how true it is but they used to say...

    Don't know how true it is but they used to say leaving the pilot light on kept condensation from building up inside and rusting out the burner. I heard that probably 50 years ago and might not be...
  20. I can't count how many "managers" I've seen leave...

    I can't count how many "managers" I've seen leave for greener pastures BEFORE their under-the-table stuff came out in the open and those of us left had to deal with it. It was always obvious, at...
  21. In the general case there's always some...

    In the general case there's always some bottleneck in "deliveries", internal or external. I've always noticed a pile of parts backing up at inspection points in every factory I've ever worked in or...
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    Might mean .75mm radius.

    Might mean .75mm radius.
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    I tried a few of the usual suspects and didn't...

    I tried a few of the usual suspects and didn't have any luck. You might be down to making one.
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    Very small companies seem to have the best handle...

    Very small companies seem to have the best handle on who's worth a raise and who isn't. The owner is usually the day to day manager and sees who does what.

    Very large companies usually have some...
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    A few years ago there was a similar situation...

    A few years ago there was a similar situation with substandard fasteners making it into the aerospace supply system.
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