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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 John Muir's discussion Folk Songs
"One of my long time favorites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_in_the_Jar"
5 hours ago
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
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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
"http://www.centerfirstamericans.com/research.php "Clovis first" vs "pre-Clovis" models of humans in America."
Sep 8
Kevin K. replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"I posted some time ago about my motorcycle. I had a Suzuki C90 Boulevard cruiser. Well as of last month that bike is gone and I've replaced it with a 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere. A go anywhere, ride over and through anything, beast. To me, it is…"
Sep 6
George Husted replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Leather Personnel Carriers (LPCs). Jeep Commanche with Pioneer package (mine had a black cap on the back). "
Sep 5
Rick Shelton replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"Got the mirrors, put 'socks' on the shocks, just ordered the nerf bars and back SRC bumper.  Gotta wait for the front SRC bumper though."
Sep 5
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"I stopped in the local gunshop and he had both of these instock.  The .45-70 guide guns are common and popular here but I do not see many of the .45-70 revolvers. "
Sep 5
sebenza replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Manliest Vehicle You Actually Own(ed)
"my 2 favorite cars  my 4x4 Fourtrak , very reliable excellent off road . and my soft top bmw  ultimate driving fun if not "manly" , both of which are sorely missed and will replace one day ( soon )   .  "
Sep 5
Jackalope Glen replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"I have some big guns but not ginormous ones. 7mm mag, 45-70....they hurt enough. The older I get the more I favor smaller guns. My dad was fond of hunting little Alabama white tails with a 300 mag. I never understood that but he seemed to like it.…"
Sep 4
N. Vest replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"I've been really wanting to get a .45-70 carbine and revolver for a while now "
Sep 4
Ben Birchenough replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"Someday I will shoot a .50 BMG rifle, that would just be a hands down awesome experience. I'll tell you what though, shooting some 3 1/2 turkey loads out of my dads old 12 gauge single shot is usually enough for me for the day!  "
Sep 4
Liam Strain replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"I've always been tempted by one of the big english double rifles in something like .470 Nitro Express... but the good ones are pretty much unobtanium price wise. Still a fun idea.  I'll eventually get a 45-70 lever gun, to supplement…"
Sep 4
Kevin Collier replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"Cool, but I will stick to .44 Magnum and below!"
Sep 3
Anthony V. Ard replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"I want to fire a S&W 500, but I know it's gonna hurt."
Sep 3
Karl Helweg added a discussion to the group Riflemen
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Ginormous Guns?

I have had the opportunity to handle a few of the "you have got to be kidding" guns and found most underwhelming.  I have been tempted by a few though like:…See More
Sep 3
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"…"
Aug 29

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Member of SCA, SASS, CAP, a Landsknecht Fahnlein, St. Boniface Tourney Company, & Faith Lutheran.
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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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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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Jack Bauer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"I know a few complete morons that managed to get a driver's license.  Not sure the extra bureaucracy is having the intended effect. JB"
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Tim the Enforcer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"So it's come to this... A Health Test.??? To exercise a civil right? The same government that already claims we don't eat right and need to be told what to stuff in our faces is going to do this, right? They get to decide who or what…"
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Jay D replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"Iam not talking about the financial aspect. Getting a driving license requires a test that proves that one isnt a complete moron. Such a thing should be required for guns too. Some basic training and health test´s wouldnt hurt. "
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Tim the Enforcer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"You left off: Then they'll get you to buy them something to make up for what you did in order to get clobbered in the first place."
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Tim the Enforcer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"Is that because motor vehicles kill far more people than guns? Or for some other, nebulous reason? (Pssst...in many states, it is harder to get a gun than a driver's license.) In Maryland, you can be an illegal alien and get a DL. …"
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Jack Bauer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
"True.  But, the government won't tell you 'no' on the car.  You're not really asking their approval, by background check.  The ATF has been known to do that (ATF does background checks, right?).  You're…"
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Tim the Enforcer replied to Nathanael's discussion Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you? in the group The Great Debate
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