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by haploid
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Banking Crisis II
Replies: 950
Views: 41427

Re: Banking Crisis II

If I were a Wal-Mart CEO, and I was still stuck on the idea of having my own bank in Wal-Mart, I'd start accepting these IOUs as tender from all my customers in California. Nobody likes the main banks anyway, what with the bailout, and public opinion of them would go down. Meanwhile, public opinion...
by haploid
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Petroleum is critical - - but what else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1202

Re: Petroleum is critical - - but what else?

Cobalt, Iridium, and Tantalum. All of which are used in PCs, consumer electronics, etc. With the exception of cutting-edge small-process chips, most microprocessors, microcontrollers, northbridges, etc are made outside the US. HOWEVER, most chipmaking equipment used to make these chips, is made in t...
by haploid
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why gold?
Replies: 52
Views: 4398

Re: Why gold?

i actually have some in a safe deposit box... http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-cat-has-an-idea-that-this-will-not-end-well.jpg You are aware that WTSHTF, governments often resort to gold confiscation? It's even happened in the United States. You might be well adv...
by haploid
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Economic collapse imminent? Report your "ground truth" here.
Replies: 340
Views: 15805

Re: Economic collapse imminent? Report your "ground truth" here.

Haha. You guys who claim the economy is fine and we're on the road to recovery, while preparing for nuclear war or the next flu pandemic are hilarious. Let me say that the economic catastrophe we are facing is THE reason I have gotten into the preparedness lifestyle. Being ready for nuclear-powered,...
by haploid
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Real Mall Ninja?
Replies: 109
Views: 6333

Re: The Real Mall Ninja?

You know, it's guys like this that always give me pause. Am I this crazy? I don't think I'm crazy, but obviously neither does Hellzzarmy (damn, that just SOUNDS nuts, doesn't it?). The real extremists just put a spotlight on the most controversial aspects of whatever group their closest too, and I'...
by haploid
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Real Mall Ninja?
Replies: 109
Views: 6333

Re: The Real Mall Ninja?

For those who are curious, I found a photo of Hellzzarmy protecting all your asses during a covert op with Gecko45, making the world safe, yet again, for democracy. Here it is: http://www.ratemyeverything.net/image/1254/0/Internet_Soldier.ashx So again, before you start running your mouth about guys...
by haploid
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: SoCal - Charity Volunteer Effort and Campout (July 18-19)
Replies: 107
Views: 4375

Re: SoCal - Charity Volunteer Effort and Campout (July 18-19)

Damn. Found this thread by accident, browsing new posts.

Sounds like fun. I'm pretty sure I can convince my girl to do anything, this included.
by haploid
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Real Mall Ninja?
Replies: 109
Views: 6333

Re: The Real Mall Ninja?

Guys, I think you all ought to lay off this guy. I contacted him and hired him to be my personal bodyguard, and he has saved my skin on multiple occasions. Just the other day I was out shopping for some airsoft pellets, camo spray paint and black rubber Neo-From-The-Matrix tactical boots, when I spo...
by haploid
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Police qualifying standards: dumb questions
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Police qualifying standards: dumb questions

This question is just to satisfy my curiosity, I don't ever intend to become LEO.

What are the normal qualifying standards for range shooting for the typical police department?

How often do they qualify?

How long does the typical LEO spend at the range per year?
by haploid
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Um, California is considering WHAT?
Replies: 198
Views: 6608

Re: Um, California is considering WHAT?

Ok, I live here. A few points. #1 This is not a political ruse for federal help. They already tried it, and Obama called their bluff. That song has already been sung. Now they have to cut something, so they're bickering over what it ought to be. #2 For those wondering why we don't raise taxes and cu...
by haploid
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: ATF post your bureau pics
Replies: 587
Views: 63487

Re: ATF post your bureau pics

Image

Macallan 30 Year
Montecristo
Walther P99 .40S&W

P.S. This is a fantastic fucking thread
by haploid
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40

Actually, the last I heard is that Cali residents can't even have the XDm because it hadn't passed the drop test. Now, whether that has changed or not, I do not know. I'll see what I can dig up. ETA: We cannot have them because it has no mag disconnect. SA does not have any plans to make any of the...
by haploid
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Chicago has 7 shooting deaths in 24 hours
Replies: 42
Views: 1391

Chicago has 7 shooting deaths in 24 hours

Article viewable here: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=297588" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Chicago had seven shooting deaths in 24 hours this weekend, and police say they have no suspects in custody. All seven victims were men in their 20s or 30s, and all were shot to death. T...
by haploid
Thu May 28, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: California chapter-statewide or regional? (Re-vote!)
Replies: 177
Views: 6826

Re: California chapter-statewide or regional?

Concur on statewide. I am looking forward to a Kalifornia chapter.
by haploid
Thu May 28, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40

I've got the XDm and love it. I've only put about 800 rounds through it so far, and it's getting better. It definately needed a break-in period before I felt like it was worth the money. The more I've shot it the happier I've become. The only problems I've had were with handloads that hadn't been p...
by haploid
Thu May 28, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40

I'm thinking of going ahead and buying this. But before I do, I was hoping any XD owners or people familiar with the weapon can let me know if I'm overlooking anything you can only learn over time, like misfire rates, etc. Help me out please, thanks. :) Maybe you want to get some of the dissenting ...
by haploid
Thu May 28, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earth Quake in SOCAL
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: Earth Quake in SOCAL

I wonder if the citizens of california will stop living on the giant rife to the underworld? Seriously, haven't they reaized that they are living on a giant crack in the ground that has prevented the pacific and north american plates to stop moving? In diaster preparidness, I think it would be a go...
by haploid
Wed May 27, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

I think I am in love: Springfield XD 40

Today I went to the range and fired a couple boxes through a rented Springfield XD 40, and I think I'm in love. Great grip, cool features, good weight, good feel, accurate, love the mag release, tacticool looks, and for some reason the trigger pull really helps get my anticipation issues under contr...
by haploid
Wed May 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Post From Tustin, CA
Replies: 6
Views: 168

First Post From Tustin, CA

Hello all. I found this site via a link from the survivalblog site. I've been lurking around the forums for about 3 weeks now, and enjoyed/learned quite a bit. The community seems really helpful and grounded, at least compared with some other survivalist boards. I'm not too worried about the zombpoc...

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