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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Carter Hall in a beautiful little Parker.
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    Ruger MK III Hunter. 6 7/8" fluted bull barrel. Stainless steel. 10 round magazine (I have 5). Bunch of pluses but a bear to clean. The MK IV is supposed to be much easier to clean. A .22 handgun needs some barrel length to get some power out of the cartridge. My wife has the little Ruger...
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    I wish I knew what I want to be when I grow up. Being Hickok45 isn't a bad choice at all.
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    old school - home economics and chemistry classes

    One of my college majors was mathematics. (I'm also certified to teach secondary mathematics.) One of the most valuable course I ever took was near the end of my college education when I took Math of Finance. It was a very easy course (especially after my advanced classes) full of very useful...
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    old school - home economics and chemistry classes

    I ran into some gal that said they wouldn't let her take typing in high school because she was 'too smart'!?!?!? I told her at my high school everyone who had any chance of going to college was encouraged to take typing. For me it was very, very valuable. I type for many hours every work day...
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    More a fan of the Ruger Bearcat or Single-Ten but still like the looks of the Bobcat.
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    Don't ask me why but I've been drooling over the Beretta 21A Bobcat for a couple of years now. Odd duck but an interesting little .22 lr. Carry as a BUG? Drop it down the front of my tidy whities? :)
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    We live out in the country. Our house was broken into while our college age daughter was home alone. She hid behind the bed and called 911. Fortunately the burglar stayed in the master bedroom end of the house which is at the opposite end from our daughter's bedroom. It took about 25 minutes...
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    Ranger107: If I'm not home for any reason, used to pull quite a few night duties, I've taught the wife to point and pull till the gun is empty. No chance of a jam. Lawyer: Why did you shoot the deceased 6 times? Defendant: That's all the bullets the gun would hold.
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    Are we training ourselves to be attention deficit?

    In the evenings I've begun putting on a set of 3M hearing protector headphones with a built in AM/FM radio. I set it to the classical station due to very little talking or interruptions and put the volume very low. Then I grab the current book I'm reading and sit in my recliner for the few...
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    Kindle Readers

    Ordered a gen. 11 Kindle Paperwhite a few minutes ago. They have a limited time code for 15% off. This time I treated myself to the version that isn't supported with advertisements.
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    What movie are you watching?

    Last night on NBC I finally got the chance to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I think it would have been wonderful to see it in the theater without commercial interruptions. There were some scenes that would have been much better on a large screen with a booming sound system. Too...
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    That's what I carry everyday, all day unless I'm carrying my Colt Trooper with the 4" barrel that holds 6 rounds. Both are very nice revolvers.
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    Verizon talked me into replacing my Convoy with a smart phone because 3G was going away. That was my favorite flip phone.
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    Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

    Smart phone? No. (I have one but I don't like it.) Flip/candy bar phone? Yes. I plan to go back to one. (I've even thought about getting a rotary dial desk or wall phone and an answering machine but I'd hate to give up the mobility the cell phone gives me.) Social networking? No, unless...
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    Kindle Readers

    You sound like me. Still have the original paperwhite without the backlighting but the battery doesn't hold a charge so I have to keep it plugged in while using it. SWMBO talked me into getting a Fire just before our vacation a few years ago. After the week long vacation I stuck it in a...
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    Yesterday sucked!

    As far as Angus and Sherlock are concerned, so far so good! :)
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    Now today sucks too!

    For the years I worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone HQ they told us that money isn't a motivator. Then all of a sudden they said it was an incentive. What's an incentive? Something that motivates! I swear that some of the dumbest professionals I've met are in HR. Yep, I'm truly not...
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    Now today sucks too!

    I should add that I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get laid off soon with a year of salary as severance. If I do that will be a great day! :)
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    Now today sucks too!

    Working remotely it's not unusual to not hear from anyone for several days or even a couple of weeks. I just found out that my previous boss for over 16 years just got laid off Thursday morning along with 4 of his direct reports. He had been with the company nearly 30 years and he's only 50...
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