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Posts by fireman15

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  • Man Dies After Bringing a BBQ Into His Tent at Music Festival

    08/23/2017 9:12:45 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    fireman15 to GrandJediMasterYoda

    I did see a lot of really nasty and heart breaking stuff in 25 years. There is a cumulative stress that begins to wear on you after a while. You finally realize that a job that you once loved is not something you enjoy any more.

    I always thought on days when the real action took place that it was a little like watching a movie only I was really there. I am not sure that it is really that much worse for you than someone who watches a whole lot of movies, documentaries and TV shows with awful scenes in them. Maybe the difference is that in shows they usually write in some type of ending that wraps thing up for people...

    I usually do not think much about the very sad things that I saw.

  • Man Dies After Bringing a BBQ Into His Tent at Music Festival

    08/23/2017 6:24:11 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    fireman15 to GrandJediMasterYoda
    You know how easy it is the die from CO poisoning?

    Much easier than most people realize... I went to a number of people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning during my career as a firefighter. The saddest was a little girl who was sleeping in her friend's parents new cabin cruiser boat. They were coming home from a long day out on the water and had a tailwind that caused the exhaust from the engine to get sucked into the sleeping quarters. No one noticed the odor of exhaust and didn't realize that the kids had CO poisoning until they tried to wake them up. We were unable to revive the one little girl. It was very sad.

  • Trump: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

    08/22/2017 3:58:36 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    fireman15 to Lurkinanloomin
    You want to negotiate with the Taliban and ISIS?

    Well alrighty then. So you want to go with the Obama solution of announcing a date when we will be out and giving our enemies hope that they can wait us out? Yeah that always works! Genius!

    Negotiation has many meanings. One form is merely to humiliate your enemy enough so that they just go looking for an easier way to live their miserable lives other than continuing to continue to cause problems. But obviously in this situation we have a bunch of adversarial groups which all need to be dealt with in what ever way is appropriate.

    We don't have just the Taliban and Isis as players. We also have numerous local groups in Afghanistan, and Pakistan, not to mention groups from other countries in the region such as Iran. In this region the only thing that is truly understood is strength and resolve.

    I don't think that you get that. Or maybe you just want to over-simplify to be adversarial to the actions of our Commander in Chief?

  • Trump: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

    08/21/2017 10:54:37 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    fireman15 to dp0622

    The best chance we have to get out is to give the enemy a reason to come to the table. Ironically, Trump did the only thing that gives us a real chance to get out with out letting everything we have done burn to the ground.

  • Almost Dead Teen Stuns Doctors

    08/21/2017 10:44:37 PM PDT · 18 of 33
    fireman15 to BenLurkin
  • You might have enough ammo if...

    08/20/2017 9:49:17 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    fireman15 to Big Red Badger
    If Not Properly Stored..

    I loved the list, and have enough materials on hand to assemble enough ammo to resemble many of the items on the list.

    I cast my own bullets. I heat treat rifle bullets so they can be used at higher velocities. Unfortunately, heat treated lead alloys actually lose their hardness over time no matter how you store them. I also use special lubricant to reduce lead residue left in the barrels. This lubricant loses its effectiveness over time no matter how they are stored.

    As far as I know commercially assembled cartridges do not suffer from these two types of deterioration. But common ammo can deteriorate quickly if exposed to high humidity and high temperatures.

  • You might have enough ammo if...

    08/20/2017 5:50:49 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    fireman15 to ARGLOCKGUY

    I have quite a few unopened Eastern Block sealed spam cans full of Berdan primed ammo which has a very long shelf life. I prefer storing powder and primers in a cool dry place in sealed containers, placed in larger sealed containers packed with desiccant. That way I have options about which types of cartridges that can be assembled as needed down the road. I worry a little about putting together far more cartridges than we would normally use in 5 or 10 years because the powder and primers will eventually deteriorate if not properly stored.

  • If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    08/13/2017 11:28:05 AM PDT · 131 of 136
    fireman15 to Wiser now
    Our oldest daughter is being influenced by lesbian groups urging her to disown us because we are Christians.

    The left is completely intolerant of anyone with a different belief system or even just a different point of view. As an institution the left does all that it can to drive a wedge between the parent child relationship because they want complete control over what their followers think and believe. We see children of all ages treating their parents in disrespectful ways that are the complete opposite of what the bible teaches. This always has happened to some extent, but at this point in our history and in our society it has become much more common.

    We are sorry about your daughter. This is heart wrenching but now extremely common. It truly is the result of wickedness and evil. Our niece cuts herself up with razor blades when she is feeling unhappy. Her friend rolled herself up in a piece of carpet in the middle of a busy street and was run over and killed. We will remember your family in our prayers.

  • If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    08/13/2017 6:27:58 AM PDT · 4 of 136
    fireman15 to C19fan

    The left truly have gone full fascist. The matching headlines should be if your parents are Trump supporters accuse them of child abuse. Or if your customers are Trump supporters ban them from your store. Absolutely Amazing!

  • Muslim woman awarded $85,000 after her hijab was forcibly removed by Long Beach police officer

    08/11/2017 11:16:04 AM PDT · 8 of 26
    fireman15 to simpson96

    My wife and I were in Sam’s Club and saw a person stuffing merchandise under their female Muslim garb. You could actually see the edges of boxes under “her” long black hijab. We told the staff about it and they refused to do anything and let it leave the store with a bunch of stolen merchandise. It was impossible to tell if it was a man or a woman because it was covered from head to toe.

  • South Dakota Airmen Arrive Ready To 'Fight Tonight' From Guam

    08/11/2017 9:03:27 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    fireman15 to Helicondelta

    Kim Jong-un has provided President Trump with an opportunity to use American might in an effective and decisive way. He has managed to prove that he is a clear and present danger to millions of American lives and the safety and security of the entire world. The only ones who will miss him when he is gone are the Iranians, who are no doubt receiving nuclear arms assistance from him.

    I will feel a little bad for the hapless souls who have been living under the rule of this idiot for so long, but if they can’t get rid of him themselves... their lives are already in ruin. If a few hundred thousand must perish so that the rest can live the remainder of their lives in freedom and prosperity they can thank us later.

  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/10/2017 11:10:43 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    fireman15 to cpdiii
    A well balanced vegetarian diet is actually very healthy.

    I have known dozens of vegetarians over my life time. Most of them were very smart and did a lot of research on how to get the nutrients they needed. Nearly all of them had to give it up or died young. We have a niece who has been a vegetarian for a couple of years now. She is only 20 and looks awful. I am not convinced at all that even a “well balanced vegetarian diet” is healthy.

  • Kaepernick petition calling for NFL boycott is gaining steam, has 130K supporters

    08/10/2017 12:24:04 AM PDT · 6 of 111
    fireman15 to xrmusn
    Someone should start a petition saying they WILL BOYCOTT ALL NFL if he is signed.

    Probably 10x as many people would sign that petition.

  • Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why

    08/08/2017 10:31:07 PM PDT · 96 of 128
    fireman15 to Kalamata
    Both my husband and my blood work was awful before going low carb. They were ready to put him on a statin. He said, “Give me 3 months.”

    I am glad that you have found a diet that works for you... I assume with the help of a medical professional. Obviously, it is possible to make good dietary choices even when limiting your intake of foods that are very beneficial to other people. And there are many people who have a problem with dietary roughage with conditions such as diverticulitis. There are also those who have difficulty with gluten. However vegetables, fruits, and whole grains have very beneficial effects for the majority of people, especially when combined with healthy sources of protein.

  • Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why

    08/08/2017 8:10:27 PM PDT · 87 of 128
    fireman15 to rb22982
    No, high carb diets have only existed in the last 200 years.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but you should go ahead and check out a book on the history of agriculture. You will find that people have been growing and eating grains and vegetables for much longer than 200 years. While you are at it look at the use of grains by ancient cultures. This anti-carb lunacy is causing many people to make very bad dietary choices and it has been going on long enough in the demographic we are discussing to cause all sorts of intestinal problems from irritable bowel syndrome to cancer.

  • Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why

    08/08/2017 7:26:36 PM PDT · 74 of 128
    fireman15 to rb22982
    More likely high carb diets.

    No, the rise corresponds of cancer in this demographic corresponds almost perfectly with high protein, high fat diets which lack of adequate vegetable roughage.

  • Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers nearly $750 billion over lifetime: Report

    08/03/2017 9:33:35 AM PDT · 5 of 17
    fireman15 to ForYourChildren

    I am suspicious of any article that starts off by saying, “the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants”. This is approximately the same figure that has been used since Reagan was in office. I am not sure about other areas in the country, but where we live there are at least several times as many “illegal immigrants” as there were 30 years ago.

  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration [more]

    07/21/2017 12:18:30 AM PDT · 164 of 183
    fireman15 to McGruff
    This story doesn't cover it, but McCain had a near death experience the other night and he described in great detail what heaven was like to his closest aides. He said that heaven was very hot, it smelled like sulfur and there were fires everywhere. Before he returned to his body he said that he was in a Karaoke bar and Idi Amin and Hitler were doing a great duet of Ebony and Ivory.

    (Stolen from Cloris Leachman’s lines in the show Raising Hope)

  • Ex-Teacher Convicted of Sexual Assault Blames Student for Seducing Her ‘Like a Used Car Salesman’

    07/17/2017 10:15:16 PM PDT · 66 of 66
    fireman15 to MrEdd
    No where near as stupid as fantasizing that some teenager wanted this wornout old cow in the society of today where younger and more desirable women are readily available.

    When I grew up we had a bunch of chickens that we let run around our yard. There were more hens than there were roosters, but only a couple of the roosters got to service the hens and the rest of the roosters chased robins, crows and anything else with feathers hoping to get some. There are scores of frustrated teenage boys who are not successful with girls their own age who will chase anything with a skirt.

    You are the one with weird fantasies about young desirable girls. Have you even seen what typical teenage girls look like these days??? They are mostly fat and pretty darned homely compared to 40 or so years ago when I was younger. So I wouldn't be casting dispersions you dirty old man... : )

  • Ex-Teacher Convicted of Sexual Assault Blames Student for Seducing Her ‘Like a Used Car Salesman’

    07/17/2017 12:04:20 PM PDT · 23 of 66
    fireman15 to simpson96

    17 year olds can be incredibly manipulative; we have been around a lot of them over the years. This homely woman likely was not the recipient of much if any male attention. She also does not look like she is the sharpest tool in the shed. So my guess is that her description of the relationship was probably not too far off.

    So she lost her cushy government job and probably her pension. She is now labeled a sex offender, she got 90 days in lockup, and is on probation for ten years. The “victim” was able to manipulate an older woman to get sex for months and now can he blame his being a loser for the rest of his life on his successful pursuit. Something is a little out of tune in the way or society handles this type of situation.

    There is a huge difference between teenage boys pursuing older woman and older men pursuing teenage girls. It is only to make some sort of cockeyed and stupid feminist point to not acknowledge this difference. It is just plain stupid.