DonDon

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About DonDon

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  • Birthday 07/19/1972

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    I grew up on a farm hunting, fishing, raised lot of stock, planted a lot of gardens. Now I just raise kids (5) and work.
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    St Louis
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    Long walks on the beach, wine tasting, spa days........YEAH RIGHT! Although I really should get one
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    17 years in the security/surveillance industry

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  1. Yes, it really is "A Brave New World".....
  2. I have watched most if not all his videos and I've never heard the sound of his voice, after some of the others out there this alone is priceless...
  3. Hello! If extreme wilderness survival skills are your thing than this is a guy to watch some videos from, his environment is tropical/sub tropical somewhere I'm not sure but many of the skills are universal. enjoy and look though our older posts, there are many things to find. One thing that you will find for sure looking through them is that there is as they say " a million ways to skin a cat" ....that everyone has their ways and while they might not be the ones that you are looking for...one of the most important survival skills is adaptability, if you can't do it your way you had best have another way or you are in big trouble. interested to ask ya. You say that you love to go out and craft in the woods? Do you use the things you craft on a long term basis? ...and I have to ask, as it is a pretty time consuming skill to master and even for ones who master it, a very time consuming skill to practice, have you ever speared and landed a fish with a split log fishing spear?
  4. Not that you could get one, they are not easy to find at all, but the M1030M1 Marine scout bike would be an interesting choice. Not sure if the are hardened in any way or not....otherwise an older bike, gravity feed fuel system, kick start only, 4 cycle or premix, Dynamo over alternator basicly no electronics even lights. You might even think about the old "mini bike" with the Brigs and Stratton engines that were rather common when I was a kid.
  5. Someone a few years ago while discussing current events and terrorism in a group asked " where's Superman when you need him?" I butted in to answer " ....looking for a phone booth...." it took them a few minutes to figure it out...
  6. TP searching, finding, sending, retrieving, archiving are not functions of AI. Using a voice recognition "personal assistant" to do them is...when you type in "phone" and it starts to give you suggestions that change as you continue to type, that is AI (and these are increasingly user specific). The issue is when the AI in the personal assistant with an open mic catches "keywords" like gun, Christ, flat tax,freedom...then gets good enough to do "key phrases" like " I don't care if they pass that law I'm not turning in my gun, they don't even know about the S&W..." then archives them under your personal record that while not " ...containing individual personal info ..." On your identity has all the info stored in pieces unconnected so as to not be an actual "identity" but a few keystrokes from it. When you are being Phished, Catfished, targeted, or engaged by these (and you are....those clumsy emails and ads) they can argue that it is an attempt to better serve you as a consumer. The real issue is the use of the data and info gleaned, gathered, or stolen by these AI programs and those who have it.... The FBI has already attempted to subpoena audio from open mics on Google products, now I know as a LEO you can see the advantage of access to these to stop criminals, rescue stolen children, catch drug dealers and rapists....but as the saying goes "we can't throw out the baby with the bath water" or "start down that slippery slope" and if we " wait to burn that bridge when we get to it" we will be on the wrong side with no way back...and " up {#^+ creek without a paddle"....
  7. It goes deeper than that....many of these devices use "biometrics" as security locks. Apple has gone from thumb print to facial recognition (open front facing camera) for screen locks on the IPhone. Add in the IoT devices that everyone is adding to their homes and cars with open mics and monitoring of everything from the temp of your home, power usages, your schedule for every family member in and out of the home....now they have a ovulation monitors for women that links to an app on their phones to track their fertility....GPS enabled pedometers tied to smartphones. There is a growingly small area of the average sheeple's life that isn't tracked and recorded. Increaseingly they are using the willing to find and track those of us who do not use these things....free apps on their phones give Google and the web mobs permission to see all devices around them by wifi and Bluetooth AND to collect info from the useage of these devices as well as access to contacts ( is this device in the sell outs contacts and under what name and what traffic between the two) and location for these "other" devices.
  8. 000110011010010110100100 <run>....ah I mean ...that could never happen!
  9. ....oh JCMS, always a man of so few words... I think that this is the one that will bite the left in their 2 way arses. We know that the system failed in so any ways at every step, the Navy didn't report the crimes, the shooter lied on ALL the 4473 forms he filled out to get the firearms. LEO was unable to effect anything on the situation, instead it was armed citizens that stopped the maniac......somehow the state of Texas knew more than the NCIS when they refused the CCW. TED Cruz was on Fox News last night...like him or not he is one of our best defenders on this... He talked about the bill he co-sponsored that would force the enforcement of existing laws. Claims that in 2015 I believe it was that they know that over 48,000 felons and such lied on 4473 forms but only 44 were charged. This one is on the left and their constant interference with existing laws in attempts to get new ones.
  10. Look around, avoid the morons like Newsweek and Alex Jones ( who profit from destroying conservative truth and are tools of the left) and you will see that there is some...maybe even even enough...concern to turn this into something real.Combining this with the whole EMP drill scare and everyone who is trying hard to turn this into something and add in any success from the left and it could start a fire that has been smoldering for decades.
  11. Ok, these are the same things I hear from everyone....they have neither the fortitude, leadership, or skills.....they are to fractured......they have stated their plans, surely the police will stop them as soon as they start.....just let them try that in MY backyard..... what happens if they actually find a leader....or have one we are not aware of, what if they had several grassy knoll type skilled shooters and a dozen morons who are willing to throw a brick of BlackCats into the crowd of counter protestors (that be our people...who will be armed)....5 of ours fall and hundreds of "shots" are going off....or the put the shooters...or half.... behind us..you do the math....the only people standing holding firearms when the shooting stops are us....MSM steps in and HOW! .....you can figure the rest....remember these are the folks who find nut jobs to shoot up schools, nightclubs, concerts, movie theaters......they are not as helpless as we'd like, and are getting cornered very fast. JMHO this all bears a close eye.....
  12. I too have a roll of drum liners.....
  13. Ok...so....these Anifas mental midgets are threating to pull a civil war out of their collective hurt butt. They are pledging in snapchats and YouTube video to fight until the current "regime" is "overthrown"...is anyone concerned, are you getting ready to pop some popcorn and sit back and watch them trip over their own feet....just curious, not hearing much real concern from anyone.....but then I remember the Bolsheviks and just how that whole mess started. In 1916 Russia was the only country that rivaled America in private firearms ownership and was a wealthy free enterprise-ish nation....so maybe I'll clean some steel, then pop the corn.
  14. Oh boy.....my ex-wife is a professional victim....never meet a issue that didn't victimize her, but I can speak for the women I knew as a kid. Old school farmers wives, sit prim and proper in church on Sundays, chop the head off a cute fuzzy bunny and use the back of their hand to wipe the blood spray from their eye while never missing a beat in the conversation on Monday....I never would consider a woman less than willing to defend themselves or family and knew that thinking them unable too would be a bad idea. The history of women defending their families is as old as mankind, their wasn't a frontier wife that couldnt reload a muzzleloader and use it if her husband fell....there being the angle with the women I knew. Violence was the realm of men, defense firstly their responsibility....but every good wife knows better than to trust a man to do it right the first time! It wasnt until I moved away that I saw (or perceived) women that were not able OR willing to defend, protect, maim for their own.....then I started to realize there were men that were just as bad, and a LOT of them. 20+ years in the security business has given me a lot of time think on this....and I have decided it is a core issue, myself and the men and women that surrounded me in my childhood all grow up in a world where perceiving, avoiding, and often just living with danger as a daily event were the norm.....the bull, that billy goat, the geese by the pond, the sickle bar mower, the wall in the barn covered with sickles and pitchforks, grandpa on the tractor, buildings full of wasps nests and snakes, gopher holes......the list is endless, awareness and action are pre-requisites for living to adulthood. This issue is "gender neutral" it is a matter of learning, relearning, and/or maintaining (as is my case) the skills that maintained the human races since our ancestors ran from saber-tooth tigers, and refusing to admit the need is as crazy as them refusing to believe in those same sabertooths.....only today the predators are much harder to see.
  15. I remember not why it was so, but as a kid I was deathly afraid to touch my father's guns without permission...remember standing in the hall staring up at them but not even thinking of touching them. I'm sure the lesson was taught with a belt...but it not the belt I remember, just the lesson....