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Leather Apron

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  1. Well, at least they still fit nicely in your mouth.
  2. Evil deers. They already know I don't like them LOL
  3. I dare say that your logic is all over the board Sagittarius. Either we become like Switzerland, or we settle for how the world around us turns out.
  4. This morning a deer ran smack into my nativity scene in the front yard and broke the head off of one of one of the wisemen and knocked my American flag over onto the ground.
  5. Can I vote for member 'Planted' here?
  6. What you are talking about is education and not regulation; common sense can never be regulated. What you are calling for is akin to making certain that everyone in a household proves that they know how to swim before the local officials issue a building permit for a homeowner to put in a swimming pool.
  7. You read my post wrong; it was a negative list. But the fact that you agree that they are all "skunk piss" means you know something about that NOT TO DRINK just like me. And your nod to the original Coors Banquet Beer means you understand what I'm saying (see my most underated American domestic beer). Today Pabst beer has become some bizarre trend that the under 25 hipster dufus set likes to drink. For the rest of us, Pabst was always a low end budget beer that some retired auto worker uncle used to buy because he was a cheapskate and a drunk, Nothing that you would actually enjoy drinking. And don't get me started about Corona. Back in the day Corona was the cheapest Mexican import you could only get at some ma and pop liquor stores in the worst part of town. Corona didn't even come in six packs; they were all individual bottles that only cost about 25 cents each. And the glass bottles were so beat up and scratched that most of the time the painted labels were worn off. Best Mexican beers Bohemia (brewed in the German tradition) Negra Modelo
  8. The whole idea of the thread is to state your "opinion" on beers. If you love Budweiser, more power to you. And I will agree that Bud on tap is slightly better than some of the bottom shelf brands like Pabst and Strohs.
  9. And of course Germany likes the Netherlands unarmed... not that it would ever matter anyway.
  10. Rolling Stones my a thousand miles. Doggy or Kitty?
  11. In some areas yes, but America is a big place and thankfully it doesn't happen everywhere. I live in a very nice area, beautiful homes and very little crime. I'd even say that you could probably leave your doors unlocked and leave for a week without a problem. But about 10 years ago a elderly man a few blocks away was killed by a paroled felon. The attacker was living with other family members across the street from subsequent to his parole from prison for armed robbery . The attacker had been watching the elderly victim for weeks and then one day decided to break into his home to steal from him, but then decided to murder the old gentleman rather than leave a witness. I can assure you it happen enough that people would want to protect themselves. Just to a Google search of 'home invasion murder' and see how many links to stories you come up with. Excluding crimes of passion (which I don't believe should be included in this discussion because they would happen anyway from other means), the incidents of mass shootings from legal gun owners going nuts is very rare. Too rare to take away the ability of people to protect themselves from the much larger threat by criminal like the one I noted above. You already can't purchase a gun legally if you have ever been committed to a mental care facility or have been on certain medications for mental illnesses. But I have no problem with taking a harder look to screen these people out. But that usually just means actually enforcing the laws that actually exist.
  12. But based on that type of thinking we don't need troops standing at the ready in Western Europe, the Pacific and other parts of Asia or South America? Any place that is not a "combat zone" does not need a military presence in your view then? Not even our military troops prepared to defend our own shores? My point was that being prepared is not wrong. Not wrong for the police, not wrong for the military, and not wrong for individuals. It's not because of paranoia that these preparations are made. It's because of knowing that at anytime evil people may decide to do harm. Fair enough. My father killed men and young boys during WW2. My father never said too much about it, but he did say that at one place in Germany the forces were mostly younger boys and many were killed. He felt bad about it, but he kept it in context by thinking about all of the innocent people he saw killed in Europe by the Third Reich.
  13. For me it's easier to list the crap beers I would never be caught dead drinking: Coors Light Miller Genuine Draft Pabst Blue Ribbon Corona Tecate Budweiser Bud Light Lowenbrau (the American version) Most overated Imported beer - Heineken Most underated domestic American beer - Coors original Banquet
  14. You need to step back from you misconceptions about guns for a moment. You have already acknowledged that you don't know much about them and that they scare you. But being that you are an intelligent person you would also concede that even your own police unfortunatly do have a legitimate need for them at certain times, right? Alarms, locks and lighting are only part of the security equation. And guns are not the only thing that help keep you safe. Having an overall security plan of action is important no matter where you live; but that plan is different depending on where you live.. you would concede this as well wouldn't you? Where you live in London is different than Chicago. Chicago is different than Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv different than Mogadishu. Obviously you have to keep very young children away from guns.... same as medicines and housecleaning supplies. But you would be surprised how many children in America are by age 7, 8, 9 and so forth, introduced to and able to safely be around firearms in the home. Many children in America don't see guns as any different than Dad's power tools in the garage which they also aren't supposed to touch. I'm sure that for you, you would probably be a nervous wreck if an unloaded gun was just laying on your floor in a box. Am I right? You need to stop seeing our situaton from your perspective, just as I accept that your situation is different than ours.
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