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by raptor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1215
Views: 70792

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

The Czech Republic is another place in the EU with a similar sense of self determination. Praque Spring comes to mind.
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1215
Views: 70792

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

A good article on this by the WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-president-backs-decision-to-free-drug-lords-son-11571404233 One of the most violent and harrowing days in Mexico’s long fight against drug cartels unfolded late Thursday as members of the Sinaloa cartel wreaked havoc across Culia...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!

There is more to it. Roh sold unfinished "receivers." The owners of those unfinished parts then showed up at his shop/warehouse, he set the unfinished parts up in a CNC machine, and the owners of the parts then pushed the button to initiate the machining process. Regardless of the definition of a r...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

A link to video if the implosion of the cranes. This is a better view than I have since it is about 2,000 yards +/- closer. https://www.nola.com/news/article_2a43feb8-f15d-11e9-869f-d72bf0c9ee92.html The demolition people are saying Sunday at the soonest. If you think you have a shit job? I am watc...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!
Replies: 3
Views: 75

An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!

What rock have I been under. :oops: I am sure others have seen this but this court case is news to me. I heard about it only today. If it has been discussed here please let me know. Apparently it is not precedent and other judges can either follow it or not so don't go running around assuming it is ...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

A link to video if the implosion of the cranes. This is a better view than I have since it is about 2,000 yards +/- closer. https://www.nola.com/news/article_2a43feb8-f15d-11e9-869f-d72bf0c9ee92.html The demolition people are saying Sunday at the soonest. If you think you have a shit job? I am watch...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1215
Views: 70792

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

I read this quote Lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, who represented Lopez’s infamous kingpin father, confirmed to The Post that the warrant came out of DC — although he said details of what went down afterward are still murky. “It’s unclear what exactly happened,” he said, but “Ovidio is safe and not in cust...
by raptor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

The first lawsuit has been filed already...this is my surprised face :| https://www.nola.com/news/article_16764f94-f117-11e9-b5d8-1f8b62d6c01b.html However a bit of excitement especially since I can see it through my office window is that they are going to use explosives to topple the cranes. The t...
by raptor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver in 9mm: S&W or Chiappa?
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Revolver in 9mm: S&W or Chiappa?

I like S&W and the Chiappas I have held just did not appeal to me. However, this is really a personal preference issue. See if you can rent one of each and shoot it ....see how they fit and hit.
by raptor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

The first lawsuit has been filed already...this is my surprised face :| https://www.nola.com/news/article_16764f94-f117-11e9-b5d8-1f8b62d6c01b.html However a bit of excitement especially since I can see it through my office window is that they are going to use explosives to topple the cranes. The t...
by raptor
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

The first lawsuit has been filed already...this is my surprised face :| https://www.nola.com/news/article_16764f94-f117-11e9-b5d8-1f8b62d6c01b.html However a bit of excitement especially since I can see it through my office window is that they are going to use explosives to topple the cranes. The to...
by raptor
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 6125

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

The cold front that came through my area has temps down in the 60's ~ 15 degree drop in temperature and humidity way down also. Granted the GOM is still warm but with any luck the front will hurt its development. Today https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaad1.gif?1430959785 Fri/Sat weather map. htt...
by raptor
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 6125

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

It is in the 60's this am in NOLA. I doubt it is coming this way and if it does the cold dry air will certainly hurt its development chances.
by raptor
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

Paint it silver and go trick-or-treating as a pan of Jiffy Pop. I don't want to die with that on my head. :clap: I wonder if it flattens out if it hit from the top. I get why a helmet is useful but in an earth quake I would be more worried about pancaking floors than falling chunks...though I guess...
by raptor
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

CG wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 am

By the way, if you expect your office manager to watch your holy terror of a 2-year-old.
IMO Unless it is a dire & unusual emergency, being asked to do that is legitimate grounds to say "F this! I am so out of here" and quit without 2 weeks notice.
by raptor
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Many people do not understand that land and forest need basic management to be healthy. Vegetation and trees must be removed to keep the forests healthy. The deadwood especially must be removed or at least moved to a safe place to a fire hazard. A fire road frequently requies the reemoval of trees t...
by raptor
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Uninterruptible power isn't. There is no telling what went wrong at Berkley from deliberate sabotage to sloppy maintenance could have been anything. I agree. That is why I call it standby power...you stand by ...and wait for the generator kick on and hope to God it does not trip the main circuit br...
by raptor
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

Leaving a job or firing a client for mental health reasons most certainly does not mean the employee departing is mentally ill. In fact it is likely just the opposite. They are being driven "crazy" by the situation, recognize the negative consequences and make a rational decision to leave. That is t...
by raptor
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/california-turns-off-a-lot-more-than-just-the-lights/ The only way for most solar panels to work during a blackout is pairing them with batteries. That market is just starting to take off. Sun...
by raptor
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Electricity is life. Being set up to rely on something that someone else is made responsible for without any wiggle room for error is the real problem here. QFT! This is both the truth and the problem summed up in its entirety. If something is that critical to your life; have a plan B for when it f...
by raptor
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

The last missing person was recovered. https://www.nola.com/news/article_e8274c7a-ee9f-11e9-aeab-17bad1242ce5.html BTW Hard Rock has nothing to do with the construction. They are only toly licensing their name and will be the operator of the hotel. This is one key partner in the contruction. https:/...
by raptor
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

I heard about this shortly after it happened. Fortunately it ocurred at a time of day where that area does not have a lot of traffic and there were not many people on the work site. There were "only" 112 people there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LxF8IjH3s I saw the video of the collapse and it ...
by raptor
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

From : Bloomberg : Dark Shops, Spotty Phones, Rotting Fish: Life in a Mass Blackout This article is painful to read. :? Reading all the comments on those news clips makes me wonder if a single one is written by a human being, or if they're all courtesy of complain-o-bots. Well at least Bots can't t...
by raptor
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Reading all the comments on those news clips makes me wonder if a single one is written by a human being, or if they're all courtesy of complain-o-bots. Well at least Bots can't throw eggs ...yet. https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/10/10/pge-office-in-oroville-gets-egged/ A power outage should be...

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