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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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Pale Horse replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Jolene sounds cool."
Saturday
Todd Heavner replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"There was a Hellcat in the lot yesterday.  First one delivered here.  Some lucky bastard special ordered it.  He paid at least twice what I did for mine."
Saturday
Julio Montes replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Up to you, I'm a little jealous haha, I wanted the Challenger but they didn't let me because I wasn't old enough or had enough credit for me to get it by myself. Maybe the Hellcat next year :D "
Saturday
Josh100LuBu replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Call her Lamat."
Saturday
Todd Heavner replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Just got the stripe yesterday.  I think she needs a name.  I've narrowed it down to four choices:  Baby, Kitty, Jolene, and JoJo.  Baby and JoJo are the front-runners.  What do you think? "
Saturday
Julio Montes replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"The coolest vehicle that I have ever owned is my first car, a Dodge Charger. Pros - looks and is a beast, its a muscle car, American lol, and worked hard to buy it with my own money Cons - gas mileage "
Saturday
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"Remains of two infants 11,000+ year old uncovered:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141110161140.htm  Also, the Ice Age might have started earlier than previously believed which could have allowed for earlier human migrations…"
Nov 13
Karl Helweg replied to Jason McGinty's discussion Girlfriend asked me what I want for Christmas
"Why not ask? "
Nov 12
Rick Shelton replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"My wife asked me why I bought a Wrangler and I told her I wanted a 'cool' car.  She said that I was too old for 'cool'."
Nov 12
Karl Helweg replied to Jon Mortensen's discussion Bartering for a car. Advice is wanted.
"Do you mean haggling/negotiating rather than bartering/trading? Starting with a round number like $800.00 and being prepared to go higher might sound less calculating.  Cash in hand rarely hurts.  Don't forget that you will probably…"
Nov 12
Todd Heavner replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Hands down, my current car - 2015 Challenger SXT Plus (I know it isn't the the manliest model).  It's fun to drive, sexy as hell, and gets lots of looks.  It doesn't get the greatest gas mileage, but is worth the trade-off."
Nov 12
Karl Helweg replied to Pale Horse's discussion Leadership Opportunities with Enlistment
"You definitely want to talk with current Marines (other than recruiters) but you would be surprised how much has not changed in a mere 60 years.  I am pretty sure that Roman drill sergeants invented garbage cans to beat on and wake up recruits…"
Nov 6
The Eyeball Kid replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"I just bought a Fiat 500.  You'd think it isn't manly, because several ladies I know referred it as "cute," but it really is the best vehicle I have ever owned.  It has great pickup in addition to 32 city gas miles per…"
Nov 5
Karl Helweg commented on Jonas Ogrefoln's group Archaic Technology
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_%28grain%29 ; This relatively simple device greatly increased grain production in the 19th century. "
Nov 3
Karl Helweg commented on Mark's group Spaceflight Fanatics
Oct 31
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
Oct 10

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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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Shane replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
"There's a continuum of force, and cops are authorized to use one level above a perpetrators level in an assault. So if an offender is using fists, you're allowed a baton. If an offender is using a blunt I object as a weapon (intending…"
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Leto Atreides II replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
"The problem with your question is that (in this case) you're asking a police officer to judge the intent of someone who had already committed a felony to determine the severity of the threat. Brown had ample opportunity to not die. He chose to…"
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Curtis replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
"Nicely put."
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Curtis replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
"I didn't ignore it...I understand that it is legally permitted to use deadly force in response to a threat to ones self. I'm just asking if there is any stipulation on the severity of the threat, or if any threat of physical…"
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Leto Atreides II replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
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Curtis replied to Leto Atreides II's discussion Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the group The Great Debate
"JB, I can appreciate all of that, but surely a line must be drawn somewhere...or is any level of threat or assault punishable in the same way?  The threat of a black eye or fisticuffs is not a good enough reason to legitimize the…"
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