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Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Jul 29. 26 Replies

Due to a recent online discussion I joined couchsurfing.org which is basically a world-wide network of people who offer and ask for crash space as they travel to save money.  There are even special…Continue

Jury Duty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Carter May 14. 29 Replies

I have never been called for jury duty before in my not so short life.  Between my real name and career I am apparently just not what an attorney wants on a jury.  I have been called to testify and…Continue

Tags: ties, murder, suits, lawyers, service

Cane choices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Mar 18. 17 Replies

Old age seems to be catching up with me more and more often.  After a minor slip on the ice (which happens about every other winter here) I twisted my last good knee and have trouble walking without…Continue

Tags: whiskey, dancing, cudgel, gimp, police

Favorite Sandwiches?

Started this discussion. Last reply by D Whaler Jan 31. 37 Replies

I am batting about 50/50 on ordering or making good vs dry-tasteless sandwiches. What is your favorite deli or homemade sandwich? …Continue

 

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Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"I have not read this L'Amour novel.  I am curious how the old ones tie into the story. Dorset:  "Hobbits of the Arctic"…"
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Karl Helweg replied to Daniel's discussion Fixed wing to helicopter in the group Pilots
"In my day we had USAF pilots in Army Flight School but they "graduated" about 2/3 through skipping night flying, NVGs, and tactics.  (The parts that improved my grade average.)  Advanced aircraft tracks, like Apaches, were…"
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Karl Helweg commented on Jonas Ogrefoln's group Archaic Technology
"Even simpler, older hand reloaders with molds. "
Aug 27
Karl Helweg commented on Charles Kent Liem's group Aviation
Aug 27
Karl Helweg replied to Regular Joe's discussion THE WORLD'S MANLIEST TEA
" Manly tea: "
Aug 26
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Surprise Friday the 13th Adventure in the group Manventures
"Interested in signing up?  Your local squadron would probably appreciate someone willing to work with cadets among other activities.  http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/  Prior military usually have to be reminded to NOT try and teach…"
Aug 22
Karl Helweg replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"I license landscapers in my state.  Presuming that you intend to open your business in Arizona, it appears that you might need a professional license there similar to here:  CR-21 LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS This classification…"
Aug 22
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"http://www2.canada.com/story.html?id=6351335  An interesting article about finding a rare BIG Pleistocene horse skull in the Yukon.  Most prehistoric horses were barely small pony sized while this horse was plenty big enough for…"
Aug 20
Brad Sanderson replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"My current truck 01 F-250 7.3 Powerstroke, diy intake ccv relocation and 4" exhaust currently next is larger injectors,tuning, turbo work, minor transmission work, gauges, fuel system, leveling kit, 305/70r16 duratracs, traction bars and some…"
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Jul 31
Karl Helweg replied to Dave Lewis's discussion Aspirants in the group Armchair Generals
"I was commissioned in the "green to gold" program and gained a lot of insight from enlisting.  I have known officers who did fine without enlisted experience and some that detached charlie foxtrots because of their complete ignorance…"
Jul 31
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Jul 30
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Jul 30
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"Just a short update on this experiment in couchsurfing.  Two of the couchsurfers who asked to stay with us cancelled at the last minute due to their transportation falling through which was a bit disappointing.  Two fellows ended up…"
Jul 29
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Jul 29
David the C replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Manliest vehicle I've ever owned I own now - 2007 Toyota Previa V6,  Got to be manly to fill it up with kids. But it's not cool. Coolest is harder.  My next car is going to be cool - and something the kids aren't allowed to…"
Jul 25

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Flying, boating, fencing, shooting, teaching, throwing, brewing, eating, reading, armouring, reenacting, cooking, dancing, polishing, and fishing (badly) among other things.

Member of SCA, SASS, CAP, a Landsknecht Fahnlein, St. Boniface Tourney Company, & Faith Lutheran.
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"Yes" just about covers it. I used to own a book store.
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Knightriders, The Right Stuff, Lonesome Dove, Stardust, Princess Bride, Solomon Kane, Excalibur, Duellist, Oh Brother, Young Guns, Last of the Mohicans, Seven Samurai, Army or Darkness, Dawn Patrol, Streets of Fire, Biggles, By the Sword, and that sort of stuff.
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At 12:47pm on July 15, 2014, Liam Strain said…

And to complete the thought - Roma/Gypsy is an ethnicity, genetically, historically, and linguistically - not a lifestyle. 

If others wish to fight for a lifestyle - they can. My concern is with the treatment of those who share my ethnicity, but are not as lucky to be as American, white looking, and educated as I am...

 

At 12:43pm on July 15, 2014, Liam Strain said…

Correct - the persecution comes against the ethnicity. What is commonly associated with the Roma - the migratory/transient behavior is often not really by choice, but often a result of local pressures (law, persecution) and what work is available to those who are often prevented from assimilating (if they choose to) because of their ethnicity. E.g. we usually moved because we had to - not because we wanted to. 

At 9:42pm on July 14, 2014, Liam Strain said…

Hey there Karl - Roma rights is in short, human rights - but especially as they apply to the Roma minority worldwide. In many parts of Europe and Russia, we are under quite a lot of prejudice and outright discrimination, including separate schools, poor access to healthcare, limited access to running water or safe housing, as well as housing segregation, ghettos (including walls and armed guards) and race based killings and beatings. 

I work with others to try and improve things. 

At 2:47pm on April 28, 2011, Jack Neulist said…

No worries. Easy to miss comments.

 

I THINK I heard about the mummy either on National Geographic Channel, or read about in in the magazine itself. Was a few years ago, now. But the tidbit about that pine resin stuck with me.

At 7:19pm on March 25, 2011, Jack Neulist said…

Karl, you seem to be up on your paleo-archeology. I'm having a brain fart. Didn't somebody find a mummy in Peru or Chile with resin from the south pacific used in the embalming process?

At 11:27pm on June 28, 2010, Carl M said…
It works great for keeping lid out of dirt or from burning table top. It folds and stores nicely in oven if you make it the right size. Lodge or Camp CHef make out of heavy rod so you could actually support cast iron without feet over coals or as a lid holder.
Do you do Renesaincce fairs? I saw one in MN one time.
At 7:43pm on May 12, 2010, Russel G. said…
Karl, welcome and thanks for joining Men of the Dutch Oven. I look forward to your contributions!
At 7:54am on May 11, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Karl. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
 
 
 

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