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  1. vanderblack

    Defensive posture changed?

    Cardboard cutouts of a person with a gun in each window. Recording of loud, angry dogs barking playing through the outdoor speakers. Put my kids out in chairs in front of the house (they would scare anyone away.) Paid the police to drive by the house every 20 minutes or so. Took the tank out...
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    Making Bread W/O An Oven - Ideas?

    Should be easy. If you have 2 cast iron pans of the same size, invert one over the other and place on the stove. The area inside of the 2 pans will act as an oven. It would work best if you have a thermometer to monitor the temp and adjust as required.
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    Cuomo suspends ALL SUNY and CUNY classes for the rest of the semester

    Mine is in in her last semester at Binghamton. She lives off campus and since no cases have been reported, has decided to stay in Binghamton for now. What has her most upset is that her graduation ceremony could be cancelled.
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    Cuomo suspends ALL SUNY and CUNY classes for the rest of the semester

    He stated this is for downstate schools. Students will have the option of staying on campus or leaving.
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    Area opposition mounts to FUAC proposal for T’way to take over Bridge Authority

    There are several petitions and local politicians are all opposed to the merger. Regardless, the more people object and speak out, the better the chance of preventing Cuomo from getting his own way.
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    Area opposition mounts to FUAC proposal for T’way to take over Bridge Authority

    Oppose the merger. It is a Cuomo money grab. Write your NY politicians or better yet, attend the open hearing tonight at 7pm at the Poughkeepsie Grand hotel and voice your opinion.
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    Cuomo wins bid to expand emergency powers for coronavirus

    No one needs more than 10 bullets to fight Corona Virus.
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    Area opposition mounts to FUAC proposal for T’way to take over Bridge Authority

    Great idea, merge the Bridge Authority with the Thruway Authority then, raise the bridge authority tolls from $1.50 to 4 or 5 dollars and use the extra money to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge. Why shouldn't the Hudson Valley residents pay for a bridge somewhere else... Its the great NYS way...
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    Murder in Kingston

    I grew up in Kingston. Back in the day, everyone considered Poughkeepsie a little worse than Kingston, Newburgh a little worse than Poughkeepsie and points south worse than Newburgh. As the years went by, the new norm for Kingston was what Poughkeepsie had been like, the new norm for...
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    Opinions wanted on double Barrel Shotguns

    I have a Stoeger Uplander side by side. I always liked the style. Price was not bad but some would question the quality. I recently saw a Stoeger coach in stainless. Nice looking but probably kicks like a mule.
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    Sheriff says he can’t support Second Amendment sanctuary

    I bet he will follow sanctuary state policy and not report illegals to ICE as required by Federal law.
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    mitt Romney is pond scum prove me wrong

    He reminds me of the President (played by Martin Sheen) in the movie The Dead Zone. That or an evangelist. Ether way, scum.
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    Area opposition mounts to FUAC proposal for T’way to take over Bridge Authority

    The Bridge Authority has operated in the Black for nearly 80 years. Tolls are lower today than they were when the Mid Hudson bridge first opened. It was 90 cents to cross the bridge but the toll was charged in each direction. All money from the tolls goes to the Bridge Authority and pays for...
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    Constitutionality conversation.

    History has shown plenty of disrespect for laws. As the masses sway back and forth, a majority can come to feel a law is unjust and through popular opinion, come to ignore it or its original meaning. It is not how things should be but it happens. Back in the day, in somewhere-usa, there was a...
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    Sanctuary Ordinance in Steuben County NY

    Ramp it up. The more that push for it, the more counties will consider it.
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    Camping 2020

    My wife and I are retiring this year and planning on purchasing a 5th wheel camper. I bought the truck to haul it this past November. The plan it to head out for 4 to 6 weeks at a time. The ultimate goal is to hit the 3700 mile national park loop over several trips. Hoping to take off on the...
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    Traffic stop on State Route 17 in Bloomingburg leads to gun and drug arrest.

    "they remain in jail." Why were they not released under Cuomo's new catch and release policy?
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    Know anything about west virginia?

    My wife and I were thinking of retiring to SC. After driving the coast and inland a bit, we decided its too flat. I really like the mountains in NY but obviously hate the taxes and crap out of Albany. We are taking a serious look at WV. It is a depressed state financially and the school...
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    These hacking groups are eyeing power grids, says security company

    Taking out the right 2 or 3 stations can knock out power for large sections of the US. In 2003, overgrown trees at a plant in Ohio took out a large section of the North East. Yes, power was restored within a day or two but, large disruptions are possible. Blackout hits Northeast United States
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    Colt Python is Back

    I checked last week and still do not see anything on the Colt site about the Python. I am interested but that is a steep price.
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    Biden to Coal Miners; "Learn to Code"

    Yeah, learn to code or become a brain surgeon, you know, something that takes very little effort to learn.
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    Need a daily knife

    After losing a few costly knives, I went with a simple Gerber Skeleton knife. You can pick one up anywhere between $12 and $20. I have kept this one in my pocket for over 4 years and use it almost every day. It holds an edge and is fairly easy to sharpen. It is available in both serrated and...
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    Leaving Mags Loaded VS Unloaded

    Even if you had to replace the springs or mags every 5 to 10 years, not a big deal. I have a mini14 for which the mags have been loaded for over 25 years. They still function perfectly.
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    Andrew Cuomo Saving Us Again! This time from Assault Sytrofoam!

    Plastic containers and cardboard. With plastic becoming banned at some point. Cardboard will biodegrade. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 5 cent charge unless you bring your own container.
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    Andrew Cuomo Saving Us Again! This time from Assault Sytrofoam!

    Next month plastic containers will be banned. The following month, cardboard containers will be banned. Soon, takeout food will be placed in your hand to take home.
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    Bloomberg’s Gun Plan Revealed

    Most Dems consider Bloomberg a Republican.
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    Americans say strong economy only helping the rich

    People smart enough to and able to invest are seeing huge gains. Most people are making more and paying less. However, the poor, while maybe making more, still do not feel they make enough. Their answers tend to be negative. As long as there are those that make more and those that make less...
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    Milwaukee authorities find weapons stash in hermit's underground bunker in the woods

    Everyone missed the real story here: 2009 summons for riding a bike down the street with eight German shepherd dogs running alongside .
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    Its official, Bloomberg is running

    Great, now we have a Republicrat in the race.
  30. vanderblack

    Aguila Mini Shells and 870

    I have had them turn and not cycle correctly is a couple pump shotguns.
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    I believe most NYS pistol permits given are "possess on premises" is this correct?

    Some counties in NY only issue concealed carry.
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    Supreme Court gives the git'em for Sandy Hook families

    I am suing the alcohol industry for the cost of raising my 2 children. My wife and I were drunk each time a child was conceived and we had no intent of that happening.
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    Bloomberg is Ready to Jump Off a Bridge

    Bloomberg is an arrogant SOB. However, a lot of people in and outside of NY thought he did a good job as mayor. He is probably stronger than any of the Dem candidates. Considering he was a 'republican' when he served as mayor of NY, he could pull some of the republican vote across the...
  34. vanderblack

    Announcement - Catskillkid Running for Public Office

    Grats. Love to stand beside you, hope I never stand in front of you.
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    What is your favorite firearm?

    If I had to pick just one, Ruger Blackhawk in 45 LC. No nonsense, straight up shooting and accurate as hell.
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    I thought Dick's stopped selling all guns????

    They stopped selling AR style rifles a couple years ago but there was never mention of stopping the sale of all guns.
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    FUAC Blade Ban

    Every coast must have one.
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    The key words are "reasonably believe". In the middle of the night, I hear an unfamiliar voice call from downstairs "hello?" Not sure if its the next door neighbors drunk kid or someone there to rob me. Is it reasonable to believe that a stranger in my house at 2am is there to rob me? A...
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    I have read it. No need to be rude about it all. Things are never clear cut. If you read Article 35, Section 15, paragraph 2: (a) The actor reasonably believes that such other person is using or about to use deadly physical force. Even in such case, however, the actor may not use deadly...
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    However, you are justified in shooting someone who is committing the crime of robbery regardless of a retreat path?
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    Then what is the difference between this and a state that supports Castle Doctrine?
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    Good to hear and I don't agree with the law but its still the law.
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    Either way, in NY, you cant shoot them for simply breaking in or trespassing.
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    Homeowner charged after shooting teen attempting to break into his car

    And yet there are many who claim 'come on my property and I'm gonna shoot first.'
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    BrickWurX Manufacturing Red Ryd-AR Lever-Action AR-15

    I love lever action rifles but that has to be one of the ugliest things I have ever seen.
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    This Should End The Firearms Debate.

    Ummmm, how about abide by the law now??????
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    Elizabeth Warren: Use Excise Taxes to Reduce Gun, Ammo Sales

    "Hey, what's this flag thing behind me?"
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    Congressman Elijah Cummings Passes Away at 68

    One less person on the news to make me have a baby throw up.
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    FUAC Signs Bill Ending "Loophole" For Those With Presidential Pardons

    Translated; Trump is not going to stop me from going after whoever I want, whenever I want. (gearing up for Giuliani?)
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