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Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlie Dec 10, 2014. 29 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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Brian N replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"Not to keep going on and on but here is a pic of drywashing in the desert from last May"
4 hours ago
Brian N replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"Here is what we got out of 5, 1/2 filled 5 gallon buckets."
6 hours ago
Brian N replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"Next time I set up the drywasher I'll add pics. Not sure when we are headed out to the desert next."
13 hours ago
Brian N replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"I attached 2 pics. 1st one shows 4 sluices. One on left is a traditional sluice box that used to have the carpet, metal screen and riffles. This is the 1st we used. While it worked okay it took forever to clean out properly. We replaced the carpet…"
13 hours ago
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"Do you happen to have pictures of your sluice to share?  I would not mind seeing what is working so well for you there and I found a few different ones when I Googled it.   "
14 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
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Brian N replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"My wife and I live in Bakersfield Ca and caught the bug a year ago. We mostly hit the Kern river and the desert. We always come home with gold from the river. We try to go every weekend. We have traditional sluices and finally settled on Angus…"
yesterday
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Gold Panning
"It feels like spring outside so I was reminded of this post. We had a couple of nice German girls stay with us (couchsurfing.org) this past winter.  The weather warmed up a bit so they borrowed my little horde of gold panning gear and tried…"
yesterday
Karl Helweg replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Finish off college, or enlist in the military? (And a brief thank you to everyone who posted in my previous thread)
"Just to keep your options open you might want to sign up for ROTC especially if they do not try and "academically align" you.  The first two years of ROTC are a great deal: no commitment, little PT, perfect attendance usually gets you…"
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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
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Karl Helweg commented on Jonas Ogrefoln's group Archaic Technology
"I have seen kiddos who could not open a can of food when the power went out.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-38_can_opener   http://p38.org/ One of the wiser things to have on your key chain. "
Mar 20
Karl Helweg replied to Paul H's discussion Fu Go in the group History Buffs
"At the end of the day fire balloons were a clever, desperate weapons that did not really work too well.  Apparently they are know to have killed 6 people and any forest fires that they caused were not recognized as their fault: …"
Mar 20
Karl Helweg replied to Regular Joe's discussion Arabic Ring Found In Viking Grave (Sweden)
"There are uncountable scenarios which could account for an Arab ring in a viking era Swedish grave.  A pilgrim might have brought it home http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianization_of_Scandinavia  Sweden was well on its way to being…"
Mar 18
Karl Helweg replied to ksj's discussion Gift idea for older brother
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Karl Helweg replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"http://www.whiskeystill.net/ ; A manly birthday present suggestion. "
Mar 3
Karl Helweg replied to Jordan Brown's discussion Modern Personal Airship in the group Airships
"http://www.goodyearblimp.com/cfmx/web/blimp/basics/controls.cfm The blimp word of the day is "monometer." You all probably notice that there is not stick or steering wheel.  You drive with your feet alone since there is no…"
Feb 27

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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.
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.
Music
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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