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  1. There's a whole lot of stupid going on in that story... If he broke the law and was incarcerated for running her off the road and she "broke into" his apartment and was incarcerated it sounds like they both got what they deserve and, unfortunately, the children pay the price and the taxpayers get to foot the bill. Because our country has turned into a place where the ability to excite emotions or cause fear trumps even the cold eye of the legal system, I predict the State's Attorney will review her case, pronounce that she was acting in fear and to protect her children (never mind no mention was made that he has ever threatened or harmed the children) and they will drop the charges or reduce them to petty theft levels. Of course the husband will lose his guns forever and will likely find himself in jail for some amount of time. If he really was ramming her car with his car he needs to spend some time in jail, IMHO. If he is not legally allowed to own the firearms he should not possess them. They should not be confiscated until the owner has had a set amount of time to sell them. If the State wants to take them, the owner should be compensated for them at fair market value. But let's not forget that what she did is wrong and it should not be excused just because she was trying to "protect" herself. If she was really in fear for her own safety, she should have talked to the police BEFORE she went into his apartment. If they were unwilling to help then she should have raised the issue with the media - it certainly would have been easy enough to pressure the police to visit his home and arrest him for illegal possession of a firearm. (I'm guessing that her complaint and knowledge of him possessing firearms would be enough probable cause for them to act ?) The minute she took the actions she did, she broke the law. Whether for "good reasons" or not, her actions were illegal and the police were right to arrest her. The gun control crowd continually misses the mark in situations like this. They should be petitioning their legislators when loopholes are known - the removing of weapons from domestic abusers when convicted is a good example of this. The power of social media is undeniable and the pressure it can exert on our lawmakers has been demonstrated before. Having gone through a divorce in Florida I can tell you the system there is HEAVILY skewed in favor of the mother and as a guy you are treated like a douche, even if there are no reasons for it. We had to get a judge to sign a court order to allow me to pay my ex directly instead of mailing a check to the State every two weeks, who kept $25 of it as a "administrative charge" and then mailed her a check. I understand there are people who don't pay their child support but to assume someone is in that category, before they ever demonstrate they are, is wrong. Another emotional "do good" notion that added days to the process, takes $25 from the children it is supposedly "helping" and still doesn't rectify the root problem. The really sad part in all of this is these two idiots have reproduced - and their children are learning their morals and values from them.
  2. Well, since you asked so nicely... 🙂
  3. Cancer fucking sucks !!! I'm so sick of hearing about it... Too many people and dogs affected by it. I am sorry for your loss. I had to put my girl down the day before Thanksgiving. It still hurts... 😭😢😭😢
  4. Indeed. Truly like 1st world problems - you know ? 🙂
  5. I used to pass these out to my team when we had to attend the sales leadership conference calls... 🙂
  6. B-Man

    Chernobyl

    I don't have HBO but I am very curious about that show. Safe nuclear power generation is very well understood. The problem isn't with the reactors or the newer designs per se, it's that politics and money are too often in the equation when sites are selected. Then, once they are running, you have the human element that cannot be accounted for, in it's entirety, by the software and controls used to operate the facility. People violate rules and policies and procedures - not as hazardous with fossil fuel plants but critical with nuclear plants. There just isn't enough efficiency and stability with solar and wind to provide a meaningful amount of the power this country alone requires. All of the ignorance surrounding nuclear power has had the effect of extending and promoting the burning of fossil fuels for power generation indefinitely.
  7. Kind of sad - if humans weren't so stupid all of this money, time and intellect could have been used to do some good in the world...
  8. The Z man is back !!! Things are looking up guys...
  9. Exactly where the phrase "Speed Kills" came from. Along the same lines...
  10. Great write-up but quite dated. The tech and machining have advanced well beyond what is written here. Simply amazing machines... This is a great video, though at 2012 it's outdated as well.
  11. https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/fhp-3-naked-women-air-drying-at-a-florida-rest-stop-send-troopers-on-a-chase/67-9f3a227c-5c74-4c2f-a3d5-a37510208071
  12. Welcome Drew !! Glad you found us. Re-capping the 35 should not prove to be too difficult. Lots of threads and info available here. Go ahead and add a belt kit and a good cleaning / re-lubricating for that CD player. The belts have certainly turned to goo or dried up. Good news is they are easily replaced and are cheap - look on ebay for people selling kits. As far as not being "high end", if it sounds good to you, it's high end to your ears - and that is what matters.
  13. Only $40,000 standing between you and audio nirvana !!! https://www.siltechcables.com/products/cable-type/speaker-cables/crown-prince/
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