Native Son
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Backpacking to Work.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Apr 7. 16 Replies

SPAMMERS using the site.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tyler M. Apr 17, 2013. 6 Replies

SPAM. Not the tasty potted meat.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger Apr 29, 2012. 5 Replies

 

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Native Son replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"According to the news items, the shooter was 20 years old.  Sounds irrelevant, unless you know he wasn't old enough to legally buy or possess a handgun in California.   Which begs the question of how did he legally acquire his…"
17 hours ago
Native Son replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"That's not a bet.  Absolutely no element of chance.  Sort of like the responses to the administration's move to get some organization and distribution on the ground in West Africa in response to the ebola virus crisis (Is it a…"
17 hours ago
Native Son replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"Should have read:  "That's One!  (rimshot)""
18 hours ago
Native Son replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"Oh yes.  And quite well documented in parts of the "hook & bullet" press.  Thing is that most state vehicle and traffic codes correspond to federal standards, with minor differences as to speed limits, lane markings, but…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"Constitutional issue.  Goes to "Well regulated militia" in Second Amendment.  Not possible to change solely through legislation.  SCOTUS decision."
yesterday
Native Son replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"Here we go again!  Let me get my popcorn! 1.  Reciprocal?  Who sets the standard?  Of course, this does eliminate a degree of personal responsibility, namely being responsible for knowing the relevant laws for the state…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Regular Joe's discussion G-Spot Officially Declared A Myth
"Two things I find hilarious about the OP: The first thing is that the QUOTED source actually says there is such a thing as the "G-Spot".   The second thing is that "CUV" has a whole different meaning in the automotive…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"Only acceptable (and legal in my state) DRIVER'S use of a smartphone in a moving vehicle is in a bracket, and running a mobile GPS app."
yesterday
Native Son replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"I've so far avoided the huge smartphone syndrome (One law enforcement type I know has compared a recently issued Galaxy S-5 phone to body armor.) The company's products don't match your specifications, but they sell phone holsters and…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion What Happened to Communication, Face-to-Face?
""Engrossed in their books or engaged inpassionate conversation with other passengers." NOT on San Francisco Bay Area transit, Joe. This is actually on a San Francisco transit "security" video. It's a recording of person…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"That'sopne! (rimshot)"
Tuesday
Native Son joined Ryan's group
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Tuesday
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion What Happened to Communication, Face-to-Face?
"I KNOW we're there."
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion What Happened to Communication, Face-to-Face?
"A second thought.  Your mot about clutching books to one's bosom isn't that far off.  TR was saved from serious injury when a bullet got mostly stopped by the folded up speech in his inside coat pocket."
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion What Happened to Communication, Face-to-Face?
"Problem out here in the golden west is that the only non-cop folks who tend to routinely carry concealed are the same folks who acquired their piece illegally in the first place. There's been a decade's long tradition of not issuing…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Clinton Brown's discussion Writing like a man
"I would suggest you read some more contemporary "popular" history. MacCullough's works are eminently readable, as are Foote's.  If you need to write eloquent history, you need to read eloquent history. "
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The Beacon is Lit.

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 1:32am 0 Comments

It's Pearl Harbor Day.

On the evening of December 7, 1941, the aircraft navigation beacon on top of Mt. Diablo, east of San Francisco, CA was not lit for the first time since 1928.

The rotating beacon has a visual range of some 200 miles, well within the flight range of 1941 carrier based bombers, and it was feared that Japanese would use the beacon to bomb the San Francisco area.

The beacon was not relit until December 7, 1964.

It will be lit…

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Culmination Day.

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:26am 0 Comments

Almost unbelievable! Our daughter just "culminated" from elementary school today. Good grief, it seems like only a couple of weeks ago she was a "Campbell's Soup Kid" look-alike of a toddler. Now, she's on the verge of becoming a young lady. Absolutely amazing how quickly time flew by.

One minor note. I laughed at the contrast between her Culmination Ceremony, with speeches, awards, certificates and cake and my successful departure from elementary school, which was on the…

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SPAM...and I don't mean Hormel.

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:22am 0 Comments

Good Grief! The Blog Posts have been SPAMMED to the "Infernal Region" and back this morning! I sure wouldn't open any Blogposted earlier than this on 04/14/2010!

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At 10:41pm on June 8, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Welcome NS! Good to have you with us.

At 4:52pm on February 20, 2011, Herb Munson said…
Welcome to The Great Debate! Great to have you with us.
At 12:57pm on December 1, 2010, Adam Burbey said…
My apologies for not responding on my post, I'm unable to reply to any post via my phone. You are correct however, I misspoke when I said a vast majority, I should have said "a vast majority of people in my local area or lacal hangouts"
At 12:11pm on November 26, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the Family Man group, Native Son!
At 10:24pm on August 26, 2010, William W. How said…
If you dare to cross the Bridge/tunnel, try Cable Car Clothiers 2 blocks from my office. I know they have straight razor implements. Even if they don't have what you're looking for, I imagine they'd be able to tell you where to look.
At 8:58pm on August 19, 2009, Tyler Wainright said…
What group? Manly dads?
At 9:32am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
OUTSTANDING ... be sure to save some for the rest of the day !!!!

ENJOY !!!!!!!
At 7:35am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping that your birthday is that of GREATNESS !!!!!
At 6:31am on August 19, 2009, thehuhman said…
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Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Gregory!
 
 
 

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