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  1. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    I love this idea. And when commenting you can say
    @bullet tax.
    And then rant away.

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  2. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    Also. You can leave a comment using the screen name – CHECK THE LINKS and it will alert us that there are submissions pending for review.

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  3. CHECK THE SUBMITTED LINKS

    December 30th, 2012

    I just submitted one as a test.

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  4. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    So, are you going to monitor and screen the submissions?

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  5. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    They aren’t autoposted. They have to be approved after review by an administrator.

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  6. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    I promise to be a good boy….

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    Is this taking the place of “Sticky Stuff”, or in addition to it?

    Too many innovations!

    “My head hurts—must be a piece of brain stuck in it!” (h/t Monty Python, w/alterations)

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  8. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    Thanks! I have been wanting this for years! Now I can be ignored by all the readers of iOTW, and not just the staff!

    (nobody get bent outta shape, it’s mostly a joke)

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  9. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    this is replacing sticky stuff.

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  10. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    oops…I thought the were autoposted…nevermind…

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  11. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    I liked the sticky…didn’t have to do an O/T post. Why are you getting rid of the sticky?

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  12. Moe Tom

    December 30th, 2012

    sTICKY STUFF SUCKED. Now so does Reader submitted links, Daily graphics, Random links etc. This Share,Tweet,Email,Share (green) is just fuckin’ me up. The screen jumps all over the fuckin’ place. I love the old IOTW. and if the fuckin’ thing ain’t broken,don’t fuck with it. ibso facto.

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  13. Moe Tom

    December 30th, 2012

    BFH I’m 70 years old FFS. I get used to sometin and you start fuckin around with it? WTF? ok. Hee, hee.
    gimmeafuckinbreakforchrissake.

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  14. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    Here here Moe.

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  15. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    What was wrong with the sticky Moe Tom? You didn’t have to read it…

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  16. Kairn

    December 30th, 2012

    I dunno. Me thinks this is muddying the iOTW waters. I know most of us don’t like change, but sometimes the sentiment against is justified. This new thing made my brain hurt.

    What ever happened to KISS (keep it simple, sweetcheeks)?

    I know, I know, the last ess is supposed to be ‘stupid’ but I don’t want to insult the host. I think I am better at flattering BigFur than Moe Tom and Menderman. ;-)

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  17. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    Flattery from dudes don’t work with BFH. That’s why I suck up to the beautiful, talanted and brilliant Claudia.

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  18. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    or because she is a big fan of NASA and stuff like that….

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  19. Claudia

    December 30th, 2012

    Why, Menderman, I’m blushing!!

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  20. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    @Kairn–

    I don’t like change either–I even had a hard time when the “thumb down” disappeared. But I got used to it after a while.

    BTW, I finally found your account of what happened to you at the park, posted on an earlier “sticky” thread. That was pretty amazing. I agree, God does mysterious things, and His purposes are not always apparent to us. But you were obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and because of that, a young man lived who might have died. Amen, and amen.

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  21. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    ^^^That right there is why I liked the sticky…you could post random stuff and not hijack a post!

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  22. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    It is true, Claudia, I love the NASA stuff!

    (and your a Fox!)

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  23. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    I think I did a pretty good job of highjacking the sticky post a few times. Figured that’s partly why it went away.

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  24. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 30th, 2012

    I just submitted a link to our main propaganda rag, The Hartford Courant, regarding their suggestions to make “Connecticut Safer”.

    Require a permit for all firearms

    Classify guns as personal property

    Make gun permits public once again

    And my favorite, Ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. Who needs more than five at a time?

    Now do you understand why we are so screwed here?

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  25. really enraged

    December 30th, 2012

    @ Moe Tom: I share your pain. I’ll be 72 in a few weeks and I’m at the limits of my computer “competence” now.

    @ Menderman: Damn right she is!

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  26. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    @Menderman–

    You are right–the sticky threads were useful for that sort of thing.

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  27. It's Shake-N-Bake and I helped

    December 30th, 2012

    This could go a thousand different ways. Hmmm

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  28. ? everything

    December 30th, 2012

    not near the 70′s yet but computer geek I am not. btw CHANGE sucks. anybody here remember 2008? Christ I HOPE so.

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  29. ? everything

    December 30th, 2012

    I too, miss the thumbs down, kinda like a gentler, kinder IOTW…..

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  30. BigSlurpy

    December 30th, 2012

    A Tax Lesson

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100…

    If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

    The fifth would pay $1.

    The sixth would pay $3.

    The seventh would pay $7..

    The eighth would pay $12.

    The ninth would pay $18.

    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

    So, that’s what they decided to do..

    The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20″. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

    And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).

    The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).

    The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).

    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).

    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).

    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

    “I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,”but he got $10!”

    “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!”

    “That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

    “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!”

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier

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  31. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 30th, 2012

    My first link submission and I go and spell my name wrong! It’s Dan Ryan Galt not Dan Ryan Gakt.

    Curse you Government Schools and your public education agenda!

    See how I took my mistake and blamed it on someone else? Not that hard to think like a Liberal.

    If you go to the link, you will see what the mindset of the people who try to influence the voters in our state is. They have absolutely no understanding of what the Second Amendment is about and why it was added to the Constitution.

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  32. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 30th, 2012

    2 cool

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  33. Corky

    December 30th, 2012

    I just saw that Hillary has been hospitalized with a blood clot. Wow she really doesn’t want to testify.

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  34. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    Hamlet’s father’s ghost warned Hillary what would happen if she testified:
    _____________________________

    …I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
    Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy…blood,
    Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,
    Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
    And each particular hair to stand an end
    Like quills upon the fretful porpentine…
    _________

    N.B. The “freeze thy blood” part undoubtedly refers to the clot.

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  35. BC

    December 30th, 2012

    I like it the changes. The only thing I would love to see is on of those calenders off to the side, where you can click whatever day you want and get the full days postings… Especially after you went to only ten threads on the front page.

    Good idea. Great idea. I’ll look for that plug-in.
    -bfh

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  36. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    Maybe I owe an explanation.

    You know the graphic called – “This Tie Brings Out the Purple in His Lips” in the sticky graphic displayer?

    Right now it is leading the day in clicked views with over a thousand clicks.

    In the “good old days”, iOTW would work like this:
    I, or wolverine or any of us, would work all day on a picture and put it up. Thousands of people would look at it and it would slowly move off the front page within 8 hours and be memory-holed.

    Being able to view it without clicking on it means it does nothing for iOTW. It’s as if we never did it.
    Now multiply that by 4 or 5 graphics a day.

    People landing at iOTW can scroll through 6 graphics, look at them all and leave and it registers as one view.
    That cannot continue.

    The graphic viewer forces people to click it if they want to see it.
    That helps us. It also automatically brings up the comments in order to stimulate feedback and give the artist a little interaction for their effort.
    It also keeps the art front and center and viewable to people who visit every 2 or 3 days and not daily.

    Sorry if a mouse click is an inconvenience, but it is the difference between iOTW existing or not existing.

    As far as “reader submitted links” is concerned.
    It is absolutely no different than sticky posts, other than the readers are controlling the content, and you have to click a button to see the links.
    iOTW authors do 30 posts a day. There is no reason for us to do sticky posts as well, particularly when readers were beginning to leave links in the comments anyway.

    The reason for sticky posts was because we needed to put as much info above the fold as possible because we were forced to limit the amount of posts visible on our landing page. It was killing our load time, chewing bandwidth, and people seemed to be lost when they scrolled to the bottom, continuously asking us how to access a post that was posted in the morning, even though the links were at the bottom.
    So we put the links at the top.
    Then the issue became. when people land on iOTW they see a bunch of links and are going to think we are an aggregation site, when we are really an original content site.

    SO, graphics display at the top, a link to reader submitted stories underneath it.
    and then iOTW Classic right underneath that.

    Sorry, I’ve been up for 29 hours straight. If scrolling down 2 1/2 inches to get to
    the good ol days is a really tough task, I really don’t know what I can do for you.

    These changes aren’t to annoy you. It’s so we can stay in business.
    I really don’t think these are radical changes that should cause anyone to get overly nervous.
    And frankly, we can’t run iOTW catering to a complaining reader that has simultaneously complained about the E-MAIL THIS STORY button while asking in the comments every few weeks, “is there a link to this story? How do I e-mail it?”

    Sorry if I’m being insulting. i need s;eep/

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  37. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    I know there a lot of unknown unknowns about running a successful blog and I figger that plays into it the changes…I’m OK with the changes, but as you well know, I will give an opinion…isn’t this place all about that?

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  38. Kairn

    December 30th, 2012

    @MaryfromMarin,
    Thank you for reading my account of the other day. My husband and I have been deeply reflective since that day. We have been in a kind of melancholy stupor since. I have lain in bed at night shedding tears over those boys and the deadly serious trouble they have brought into lives and their bodies.

    I had to compress the details of the story to make it readable to iOTWers. The scene was much more highly charged and emotional than I was able to convey in a brief format. More things were said, more behaviors exhibited. More things revealed that made this event so incredibly powerful to those involved and to me personally upon deeper reflection about how and why God introduced me to this young man 7 months prior and why He bought us together again on that fateful day 2 days after Christmas. There are no coincidences in life. Everything has meaning.

    As for the changes at iOTW – you are right. I will probably adapt. May not like it at first, dang it. But we’ll see. I’ll keep an open mind.

    The best thing for you to do is write about it, uncompressed, and let us post it.
    If you want to do that, e-mail to me at bigfurhat.mail@gmail.com

    -bfh

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  39. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    I love opinions. But I also love being able to fart in the general direction of an opinion I don’t agree with.
    And you know me, I never listened to my mother when she said, “if you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all.”
    And neither did you guys listen to your mothers!!
    Shame on all of us!!!!

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  40. BC

    December 30th, 2012

    @Menderman One thing to keep in mind, is that load time and page views have a lot to do with a blog’s search engine page rank – as well as external links.

    By making people click the pics up top, they will get many more page views per visit. The 10 postings will decrease the load time, and the user submitted links will give the blog a broader link diversity…

    There is a method to his madness. More people will hit IOTW because of the changes…

    I hate change as much as the next guy, but sometimes it is necessary.

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  41. Jerry Manderin

    December 30th, 2012

    Just don’t ever go away IOTW. That would suck.

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  42. Jerry Manderin

    December 30th, 2012

    Just don’t ever go away IOTW. That would suck.

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  43. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    @Kairn–

    “Everything has meaning.”

    Yes, absolutely.

    And I thank God that you were there, and responded to the promptings. Some wouldn’t have. That would have been their loss (as well as, obviously, the young man’s.)

    God bless you.

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  44. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    Well I guess I got nothing to say about the current administration anymore. LOL.

    For what it’s worth I like the idea, but I’m one that always looks forward to seeing something new.

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  45. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    I’ve smelled your farts, but like the playground in grade school, we wrassled, and then we got over it.

    If you didn’t call me out when you think Im being an asshole, I wouldn’t like you…well, I don’t even know you , but you know what I’m saying.

    Being challanged only makes us better and smarter.

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  46. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    BFH–

    “But I also love being able to fart in the general direction of an opinion I don’t agree with.”

    I didn’t know you were French.

    (“…your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries…now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time.”)

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  47. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    Right @ Menderman. Face level -
    Brrrrrrrrrrrppppphhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttttfizzzzzz!

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  48. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    @BC

    I get it…Im just here watching and learning from the best so that when I retire or go out of business because of you know who, I got something to do and might make a nickle here and there…if I can afford the electric bill…

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  49. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    MFM -
    You know, I’ve NEVER seen the movie, even though I use that line.

    I should start using the hamster line as a change of pace.

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  50. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NVnq4STG4mI
    ,
    _______
    OMG, I’ve never seen that before! People really DO light their farts! I laughed so hard I hurt my spleen! – c

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  51. BC

    December 30th, 2012

    @Menderman I suggest picking up tin cans. It pays better by the hour.

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  52. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    I recycle my beer cans…it’s a net loss.

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  53. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    BFH–

    You’ve never seen the movie? NEVER?

    I am well and truly amazed. You should rectify that one day.

    Except for the last five minutes (MP has that problem) it is worth its weight in shrubberies.

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  54. Kairn

    December 30th, 2012

    Oh for crying out loud! You guys are killing me. Making me laugh so hard, I’m crying. Or is that from the sulphur?

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  55. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    I saved a squirrel from a lead overdose once.
    Did’nt squeeze the trigger.

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  56. grayscape

    December 30th, 2012

    This is way too confusing for us drunk bloggers. I don’t even know where I just posted this..

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  57. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP, Dude thats called shoot and release. I do it all the time with ducks.

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  58. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    Except I just miss.

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  59. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    This one was too little to eat.

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  60. jclady

    December 30th, 2012

    Although I understand this new format, I have to admit that I pine for the old IOTW.

    Way less on the number of posts each day.

    The posts were powerful. Whether original agitprop or a reader submission, the fact that there were fewer posts allowed the commenters to connect and get a good discussion going.

    Many long-lasting friendships were forged with that format. This new format doesn’t allow for an in-depth discussion.

    Just my thoughts.

    Carry on.

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  61. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    Hey Brad,
    I spent both Friday and Saturday mornings goose watching. I couldn’t get any to come into my rig. Saturday I had three inches of snow accumulate on my layout blind before I finally gave up. 2012 has been my worst hunting year ever…

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  62. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    Brad, you need a Punt Gun then. Ever seen one?
    Record for most ducks with one shot was something like 150 ducks.

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  63. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 30th, 2012

    Speaking of movie lines, here’s one we should be using when talking about Dear Leader Barry.

    “Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.” – Ghostbusters

    But he is one.

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  64. BigFurHat

    December 30th, 2012

    @JC Lady

    How in the world does the current format prevent someone from getting into a deep long discussion about something?

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  65. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    Jethro, Hey brother I been wanting to share with you. Been their with the goose watching way to many times. I’m sitting this year out due to no mutt. I’m not a big Lab fan, but saw a dog out of a litter and had to get one. Picked up a little yellow male Lab, coolest mutt I’ve ever seen. Damn dogs 14 weeks, he’s doing single blind retrieves. Brings the dummy back to my right side, sits down and hands it to me. I’ve never seen a dog with this much instinct. Now all I need to do is try and make enough money to rent a $6,000. blind for next year to get him serious. Good luck with the rest of the season, I am jealous.

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  66. Left Coast Dan

    December 30th, 2012

    @bfh – I think her point is that since there are many links posted above, the conversation is more like that at a cocktail party.

    From my perspective it’s hard to come up with an ideal format, but I do like to be able to contribute links, and have learned a ton and made friends through all the conversations.

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  67. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    JC Lady, It’s in addition to, not in Lieu of. He’s not detracting, he’s adding.

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  68. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    I’m strictly low budget.
    I have no dog – so I am my own retriever.
    I have permission to hunt on a few farms, and I go to a spot on the Potomac river with my jon boat.

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  69. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    The Logic test thread went from Friday night to Sunday morning.

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  70. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP, Never seen a punt gun. That sounds like something a black football player might use. (I hope that wasn’t racist)

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  71. Menderman

    December 30th, 2012

    Where I live, you just go build your own blind.

    and I know I didn’t put the . after the fart vid, but I thought it was an appropiate time yo just embed it!

    I fart in your general direction again!

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  72. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    Brad
    It sounds like you lucked out with the dog. Keep up the training and it will serve you well.

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  73. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    Jethro, In a perfect world, you, me, this mutt, killing ducks. Unless your a waterfowl hunter, you just haven’t seen the magic of the world waking up at 0 dark thirty. Those are the best times of my life, no question.

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  74. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

     
  75. Jethro

    December 30th, 2012

    Goose pot roast recipe:
    One goose – just the breasts and legs.
    One can of cream of mushroom soup, diluted with one can of water.
    1/2 package of onion soup mix
    carrots
    potatoes
    Cook in a slow cooker until done.
    Tastes like lean beef pot roast.

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  76. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP, Dude, that’s what I shoot now. LOL. By the way, did you see Browning brought back the A5. I gotta have one.

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  77. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    It came out shortly after the civil war.
    War caused a shortage of hunters so the ones that were left had to get more per hunt.
    And for all the tree huggers out there that’s how people got their food then. No supermarkets you see.
    It was a two man gun. They would get as close to a flock as they could in a boat, then as the ducks took flight, BANG, take em all down with one shot.

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  78. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    No, did’nt see the new A5.

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  79. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP aaah freaken tree huggers. Ever see the Snow goose nesting grounds up in eastern Canada? Devastated. They are responsible.

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  80. RANDO

    December 30th, 2012

    @ waterfowl hunters: My roommate had a large Golden Retreiver that was simply amazing. He would bring back doubles, drop them outside the blind, shake himself off, then bring the ducks into the blind.
    I hate duck hunting, and I don’t eat ducks. If I never go duck hunting again, it will be too soon.

    But that was quite a dog.

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  81. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    RANDO:
    “If I never go duck hunting again, it will be too soon.”

    Well ur going. The guy that turned me into a duck o holic once said, “Bad Brad, no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.

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  82. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    No have’nt seen that but the damn things are like pedestrians around here. They use the sidewalks and the crosswalks. I swear I saw one wait for the walk signal once.

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  83. RANDO

    December 30th, 2012

    Oh no you don’t. A man’s gotta know his limitations.

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  84. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP, and thats exactly why. Remind me sometime to tell you about the Bay Area chapters presidents husband of Friends of the Mountain Lions that I met after they moved up to the wilds of Northern Cali. You will shit. You know the old saying about who’s Ox is getting gored.

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  85. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    RANDO, LOL, your killing me. It’ll be fun, I promise.

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  86. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    Hey Brad, tell me about the Bay Area chapters presidents husband of Friends of the Mountain Lions.

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  87. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    JCLady, see no problem.

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  88. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP;

    http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/family.asp?webflag_=029B&catalog_=B

    I NEED ONE. Something about that elevated sight plane.

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  89. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    Seems the same a the Beneli inertia action.

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  90. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP. Super abbreviated version. Played golf with this guy. At the turn we stop for a frosty beverage. He tells me Golf is his thing, horses are his wifes. Then he tells me she woke up a couple weeks ago and finds claw marks down the hind quarters of her favorite filly. Immediately goes to the local gun shop and on their recommendation purchases ab assault shot gun. Then he laughs and tells me less then a year ago she was Bay Area Chapter Pres. of friends of the Mountain Lions. That’s no Bull Shit.

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  91. Dagney

    December 30th, 2012

    This is an excellent indeed!

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  92. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP YEA, I own a couple of them. They shoot every time. Something about that elevated sight plane. Ever shoot one?

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  93. Dagney

    December 30th, 2012

    We went to see the movie, Les Misérables; it is excellent, really, –except the very, very last scene, which is a LIE.

    Hugo was not a red-flag waving, proto-communist.

    He was against the revolution. And so was his personnage Jean Valjean.

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  94. jclady

    December 30th, 2012

    @Fur — with so many posts in a day now, folks tend to do a “hit and run”, meaning they will post a comment and move on. By the time they come back to the site, there are so many new posts that folks don’t go back to/remember previous posts they’ve commented on.

    Just an observation I’ve had.

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  95. RANDO

    December 30th, 2012

    I don’t golf, either.

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  96. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    RANDO, Yea well. it took me a while to figure out that wasn’t my cup of tea either. Spank Whitey.

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  97. Dagney

    December 30th, 2012

    2 very good links submitted by Geezerish1!

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  98. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    Furs wondering How in The Hell Did This Thread Turn into Guns and Ammo.

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  99. Dagney

    December 30th, 2012

    Years of major gun-grabbing ‘legislation’:

    1934, 1968, and likely 2013.

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  100. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    @Brad–

    These days, ALL threads are turning into Guns and Ammo.

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  101. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    No, can’t say as I’ve had the pleasure.

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  102. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    O/T. I’ve voted for every cage match contestant that has LOST so far. The one that’s losing tonight I’m thinking priceless. I’ve determined I’m Abby.

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  103. MNP

    December 30th, 2012

    Well then stop voting for the losers, simple as that.

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  104. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MNP, Well including Romney I’m up to. Ah shit, it’s to depressing to think about.

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  105. Dagney

    December 30th, 2012

    vote fox X, and then bet on anti-X.

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  106. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    Mary, How True. We all should have invested in Smith and Wesson and Ruger stock 3 yeas ago.

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  107. MNP

    December 31st, 2012

    Yea, did’nt Ruger’s stock go up like 700%?

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  108. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

     
  109. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    Wesson didn’t beat gold. I’ve not followed Ruger though.

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  110. Dagney

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  111. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    Keep in mind however that the dollar lost a lot of purchasing power since 2008.
    I’d like to see those charts priced in gold.

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  112. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    Colt and Browning kicked ass too.

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  113. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    Dagney, That doens’t matter does it. It’s all relative until we jump back on the Gold Standard, right?

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  114. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    No, my friend. It matters nonetheless.

    Gold is money, pure money, hard money.

    The value of gold is independent; it is sef-referential. A US gold standard might boost the demand for gold, and thus its price in USD; but so could a war with Iran or an agressive new policy from China, or just another banking crisis.

    The big problem with gold is the same as with gun: massive, arbitrary taxes on gold (like me), or a buy-back stratagem FDR-style.

    The USD vsalue is relative to gold; gold’s value ain’t relative to the USD. Gold is the currency of all currencies.

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  115. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    Gold is to money what a gun is to the Constitution.

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  116. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    The dollar could crash, and your hard gold will have remained all of its value.

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  117. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    Dagey, ur missing the point, right now, domestically, it’s all the same. Come on now, don’t start the freaken parallel universe shit on me. Come a point in time, it’ll all be worthless.

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  118. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    How could your hard gold coins become worthless if the USD crashes? That’s ridiculous!
    No Brad: the value of gold lies in itself.

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  119. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    Dagney, You are totally missing the argument. Are we currently on the Gold Standard? NO.

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  120. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    Brad,

    It’s not gold that has become expensive in the last decade; it’s the US dollar that lost a lot of its purchasing power.

    What you can buy with an ounce of gold in 1999 is the same (all things being equal) as now.

    Priced in gold, a barrel of oil in the 1950s is the same as now.

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  121. Dagney

    December 31st, 2012

    I am on the gold standard.
    Here’s the point: Anybody allocating a sizeable chunk of its wealth into hard gold coins IS DE FACTO on a gold standard.

    The way Obama-Bernanke prints money does not matter from this view-point.

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  122. Bad Brad

    December 31st, 2012

    In other words the outrageous price of gold has not really changed. The dollars is just worth that much less. But currently we are not on the gold standard, so if you make 70% on your money some where, you still have 70% more buying power. But that will eventually all catch up. It has to.

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  123. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    You mean, the price of gold has to go down?

    No way, not as long as those thugs are in the White House.

    They will PRINT, AND PRINT AND PRINT.

    “In other words the outrageous price of gold has not really changed. ”

    The prince of gold in USD has changed, because the Dollar has been devalued by an expansive monetary policy.

    But the value of gold in cattle or in ammunition or in corn or in oil has remained very constant.

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  124. Frosteetoes

    December 31st, 2012

    It’s taking a hella longer for this site to load in with all the new fangled things you’ve done. I don’t like constant change for change’s sake but if it helps this site stay affloat then so be it.

    :::sigh:::

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  125. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    Those thugs are raping We The People by devaluating the currency: wage-workers and oldsters on fixed-income pensions are suffering the most.
    So much that a lot of them will have to go back to work.

    What is tricky is that there is 2 simulteous lines:

    1) global DEFLATION, deflation
    2) massive inflation in virtue of money printing

    So far, hyper-inflation has not kicked in in the USD because inflation has been happening in China (they import a lot of US papers!).

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  126. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    The Arab ‘spring’ has been triggered by inflation, mostly. That was the oil that allowed the imams to set the region on fire.

    As are virtually any riots in China (except when related to the muzzies).

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  127. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    Don’t get me wrong: the price of gold in USD is volatline; I’m talking basic trendline.

    A Euro-crisis could trigger a huge demand for the USD, strenghtening the Dollar, thus diminishing the price of gold in USD.

    Yes, that’s possible. But it would only be a flash.

    Any Euro-crisis will affect the US badly.

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  128. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    volatile*

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  129. MNP

    December 31st, 2012

    Finaly, a coherent philosophy from Dagny.

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  130. Freaken parallel universe shit

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  131. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    I’m always coherent, lol.

    Sometimes I speculate, bu then I make it very clear that I speculate (cf. the theory of satan declaring war after the Covenant, lol).

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  132. MNP

    December 31st, 2012

    Ok, but are you always lucid?

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  133. grayscape

    December 31st, 2012

    Slow down Dagney – somof us have had a few beeers…

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  134. MNP

    December 31st, 2012

    You’re right though, the price of gas now is the same as in the 1930s, when the actual value of the dollar is examined.

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  135. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    not always lucid, that’s why I need you guys!

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  136. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    lucid = light (from lux); it’s like a clearing in the forest of thoughts

    (parrallel universe B.S. part 737)

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  137. MNP

    December 31st, 2012

    I like your new name.

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  138. Freaken parallel universe shit

    December 31st, 2012

    Brad,

    those evil thugs in the White House are using the dollar as a weapon to destroy the middle class.

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  139. F.P.U.S.

    December 31st, 2012

    :D

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  140. BC

    December 31st, 2012

    This will turn into the biggest thing @ IOTW… It is a cross between free republic/drudge/link list with BFH giving thoughts of the day in a group discussion … it is a homerun

    You just wait

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  141. BC

    December 31st, 2012

    @BFH I have one @ im41and people love it

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  142. BC

    December 31st, 2012

    Calendar that is…

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  143. Reiuxcat

    December 31st, 2012

    The reason your purple tie post is so popular is that the One Man One Woman is linked to it!!!

    It would be nice to see that entire graphic. ;-)

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  144. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 31st, 2012

    I submitted a link to Elmer Williams’ web site that I found while visiting im41′s site http://im41.com/.

    Watch Elmer’s Liberals can’t drive video. I think you’ll enjoy it.

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