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Karl Helweg's Discussions

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 Karl Helweg's discussion Surprise Friday the 13th Adventure in the group Manventures
"The plan was to use a C-130 to transport our CAP cadets back from Encampment at JBER near Anchorage this past Monday.  Encampment is basically a ten day mini-boot camp with marching, PT, hospital corners, spit shining, mess halls, bear spray,…"
16 hours ago
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…"
16 hours ago
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…"
Aug 5
Karl Helweg commented on Mark's group Spaceflight Fanatics
Jul 31
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 "The fossil that stood out the most, however, was the skull of a horse that had lived in the Arctic during the last Ice Age. This was not the typical small Yukon horse that Froese and other…"
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
Karl Helweg commented on Jonas Ogrefoln's group Archaic Technology
Jul 30
Karl Helweg joined t-train's group
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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
Karl Helweg commented on Mark's group Spaceflight Fanatics
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
Karl Helweg commented on Karl Helweg's photo
Jul 24
Fred Weldon replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"1992 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, extended cab with the Cummins. It never got stuck, but gettin' into it was a pain since it sat so high. I let our office manager drive it one day & she said it terrified her :D"
Jul 23
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"http://hoyonegro.org/ Now dubbed Princess Naia. "
Jul 22
Karl Helweg commented on Jonas Ogrefoln's group Archaic Technology
"Just to go along with the crystal radio there is the spark gap transmitter:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spark-gap_transmitter There is a cousin to the crystal radio, the foxhole radio: https://cactusbush.wordpress.com/tag/simple-radio/ "
Jul 21
Karl Helweg replied to Daniel's discussion Decorating my apartment medieval style?
Jul 21

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Interests
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.
Books
"Yes" just about covers it. I used to own a book store.
Movies
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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Varies but I am enjoying Abney Park lately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk

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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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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Jack M.'s discussion What book do you think is worth re-reading and why?.
"I don't know what is it about the hobbit, but it does bring out that in people who read it. I got my Libraries ancient copy, on virtue of being the only one to read it again and again!"
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"She did you a favour. The only thing that will fix your feelings now is time. But you can alleviate them by surrounding yourself with friends, being socially active, trying out new things, etc. You're better off this way. And you're 90%…"
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William Reed replied to Jack M.'s discussion What book do you think is worth re-reading and why?.
"I didn't scroll through all the replies, but mine is the Hobbit. I've read it probably 8 times now. The only book I've ever read more than once. Believe it or not, it sparked my love of the outdoors :)"
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Regular Joe replied to George Gibbs's discussion Where to Travel?
"If you plan on flying anywhere, that doesn't leave you with many options other than perhaps Central or South America. "
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Steve Dallas replied to Will's discussion Moral relativism in the group The Great Debate
"I don't have to think of God and sure as shit don't have to think of a greatest human being. There is no otherwise, I just don't. Morality is merely the rules that society places on the individuals that reside within said society.…"
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David F. replied to Rob --'s discussion 22 year old wanting a style change?
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David F. replied to Rob --'s discussion 22 year old wanting a style change?
"If you are buying clothing, go with dockers/chinos, dress shoes like brogues or a loafer of some sort. The cost for the pants is about the same, as it the cost in changing shoes."
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