Seanpfl

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About Seanpfl

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  • Birthday 07/20/1957

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  • Location
    Pensacola, FL
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    Aviation, shootin'
  • Occupation
    Airport mainenance
  1. Seanpfl

    Backdoor option to CC in some 26 states.

    Wow. I am certainly the last person to advocate any restrictions to gun ownership but this seems a little......cheesy. Sounds more like an opening for someone to make a mistake and give ammo to the anti 2A/ccw crowd. If it were up to me (and it ain't of course) I'd make firearm training mandatory or at least a school curriculum. I seldom find anything in other countries that we should copy but I really like Sweden's idea that everyone gets military training and gun ownership is mandatory for able bodied citizens. Note: NOT what Sweden calls "Gun control". Giving someone a two paragraph lecture and a multiple choice quiz does not make them ready to CC though. Just my .02.
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    The Final Insanity

    Funny thing is there are plenty of good rich people out there. My boss bought a company with 50 employees (making minimum wage) 12 years ago and today and today there are around 140 with even the janitors making well above local average. He gives a lot of money to charities, local community organizations and over the years he's written many a large check to employees to cover family emergencies and such. Virtually everyone tat works for him expresses their wonder at what he does for zero personal gain other than the self satisfaction of helping others. I know more like him. Many businessmen would give more back if they weren't raped by Gov't regulations, taxes and such. Unions are another issue. I won't get into a long pissing match over unions but the day they served a purpose (for the most part) is long over. Bosses said business as example. Some union thugs tried to roll in and get their mitts on the purse strings a few years ago. If he had laid down and let them take over the actual income to his employees (take home) would have dropped around 12%, his operating expenses would have gone up by at least 20% and who would have gotten that difference? Union thugs. He and I had a very lengthy discussion over this with his accountants and lawyers present. Their suggestion? Sell out, go live on the beach pocketing millions and tell everyone to %^ themselves. He didn't because he refused to leave his loyal crew hanging in the breeze. He fought and won. His employees are among the highest paid in the area, if not THE highest in that industry. Bennies out the kazoo too, that is until O-care comes in. Get Gov't out of the way, lower taxation against corporate income, drop a lot of the stifling regs (the ridiculous, ludicrous and unobtainable ones) and see jobs come pouring back in. Keep going the way we are presently and EVERYONE loses.
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    The Final Insanity

    Danm, Why do you think companies move production overseas? What makes them do that instead of staying here? Awaiting reply. May not be able to respond for a day or so.
  4. Seanpfl

    Lookig for AR upper

    Let me clarify: I'm an old married man myself. I didn't say that was what I would do, just passing ideas on to Hoss. I'm good at helping other people diig their own holes while staying well clear of the dirt pile. LOL (Just giving Hoss a hard time.) My wife, being much, MUCH smarter than me would pick that box out for what it was in less than a second. She would acknowledge it, approve of the purchase then "suggest" a stop in at the Jewelry store of her choice on the way home. Oh and probably claim it as "hers" on top of that since she's the .22 buff. Thanks for the link excoastie, I'll check it out. I got an interesting offer here locally and am going to drive over to a gent's house next weekend that is supposed to be THE area AR guru. He says he has some things I will be very interested in. (Hint hint Hoss, road trip?)
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    The Final Insanity

    I've been around Kat. The one thing I didn't notice was her lack of common sense and cognitive skills. Your babygirl is gonna be alright Hosster. She's got an education in life that very few people will ever come close to. Plus, she loves crab claws so I know she's a superior human.
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    The Final Insanity

    C'mon Hoss, tell us how you really feel.................. Nothing to add here other than my worthless .02. Voting rights: How about you have to produce a W2 or 1040 showing that you've actually paid in. No dog in the hunt.......no vote. OK, allow retirees and a few other structured exceptions but if you're sitting home waiting on your freebies then stay at home on election day. No more foxes guarding the henhouse. Oh yeah, IQ tests too. Term limits: 2 terms, one in political office, one in prison. OK, old joke but absolutely, limit terms. Oh, and when you leave you don't get a huge check for life, full insurance, blah blah blah. The problem with any political office is that it's too lucrative. Maybe I'm a hopeless romantic but you should feel a need to serve your country, not your own self interests. MSM: Now here's one of the few places I believe in regulation. You should have to get a license. You can either be a certified journalist or a news reporter. All news outlets should be labeled "Fact" or "Opinion". First time a registered news reporter states an opinion, no matter how veiled, $100,000 fine with penalty getting stiffer with each subsequent infraction. Oh, and it has to be very well labeled on the screen in big enough letters so there is no mistaken ID. This is for the dumb masses. Education: This will take years but do away with teacher's unions, raise the standards and get back to one room school houses. Also, voucher, voucher, voucher. I went to public schools and did OK. My daughters went to public schools and one turned out well, in spite of it. The other is, well, see "dumb masses" above. All grandkids are enrolled in Private Christian schools. At their ages 6-12, they far, FAR surpass all of their peers in cognitive skills, critical thinking and awareness of surroundings. And this ain't just a proud grandpa talking. Most other kids I see their age are mouth breathers in comparison. Now, before anyone says anything about the "Christian" aspect of it I will expand: I consider myself a Christian but not a good one. I don't go to church often and have broken most of the ten commandments, some often, the old coveting thing comes to mind. I don't care if my grand babies grow up to be 4 times a week church goers but they WILL have a moral foundation to build their life around. I know I'm missing some points but I had a long day. Do I think we are at the end of this country? I think it is a distinct possibility. However, I do not think it's hopeless. I try not to be an unrealistic optimist but I do feel folks are waking up, maybe just not as fast as needed. When you-know-who won the election in '08 I wanted to puke. Not that I though McCain was the next Reagan, we all know he's a RINO. Even Reagan, as much as I worshiped the man, was on the wrong track in some ways. The downhill slide started way, way before him. I'd like to think that we can all look back on this era as one of a great awakening. The TEA Party may be the first in a long line of movements to get us back on track. I truly do NOT think that the majority of Americans think along the lines that "polls" (I use that term loosely and don't trust them AT ALL). I think there truly is a silent majority out there that knows things aren't right, haven't been for ages but feel hopeless. Who knows, maybe O was the best thing for this country. That's the way I felt about it the day after the '08 election. I thought to myself "Ok, give the dumb masses what they want". When his 4 years are up people will be screaming to lose that bastid and folks like him. Sometimes it takes a wakeup call (somehow Gunny Ermey banging garbage can lids together and screaming comes to mind). I do wonder if there could be some sort of civil war. That is a subject for another night. I will say though that I'm not too concerned about which side would win. Having rambled above I'll end the night by saying that if the South breaks off from the Union I nominate Hossfly for President. I know a lot of people, a LOT of people, and he's the only one I trust explicitly with my vote.
  7. Seanpfl

    Lookig for AR upper

    Just have the guy in Sporting Goods double wrap it and tell her it's her Christmas present and to not ask. She'll forget all about it by that time (4 months). I may buy one of those if I get a 5.56 just looking for something to fill my lower.
  8. Seanpfl

    Lookig for AR upper

    Just thought I would throw this out there. Anyone with a low to moderately priced AR upper they want to sell? Flat top OK. No optics. Prefer 16" and 5.56. Might also consider .22LR Already have a lower, it's sitting around doing nothing so figured I'd build up one more.
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    The right to own Assult Rifles

    It's OK Hoss, it's Friday, we brushed against a hurricane and the wives have been on a roll. I'm banging on 7 out of 8 cylinders tonight myself and I have an early day tomorrow trying to keep up with my dad. They need to quit calling them Pacemakers and say what they really are: Turbochargers. F&F: Fast and Furious. You know the little event that got so many folks killed including a BP agent just to save you and I from ourselves. The plan that hopefully backfired enough to see a certain group of folks entertaining Bubba on those hot, lonely prison nights.
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    .410 shotshell reloading

    I appreciate the links and vid Capt. Bart! I sometimes get lazy on the search thing. I've got a buddy that has been reloading since the 70s and he would stand over me with a whip while learning. He has never loaded shotshells though, mostly rifle and some handgun. He's got a killer reloading room but is one of those that said "Not worth it". Of course he bought all of his tumblers, presses and such a long time ago and when we go to the Gun Shows he cries at the prices of new equipment. LOL If I do move forward with this I'll contribute with photos, equipment and supplies prices and most important of all I'll bare my mistakes for all to see and avoid. I'm positive that there will be plenty of those.
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    The right to own Assult Rifles

    Alright! A Mitch Hedberg fan! Way to go Ms. Montana!! I really believe that F&F, if ever completely revealed, is gonna be a lot worse than we even believe.
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    The right to own Assult Rifles

    I'll have to pull it off the other PC Hoss. I can guarantee you, give her a couple of belts to get the feel of it and she would hold her own. And look really cute doing it!. On a similar note: Can you think of anything scarier that a scorned woman with access to twin .50s? Just looking at that photo sends chills up my spine. That one was taken at the waist position. Got a better one that you've never seen with her in the nose bubble over Pensacola Beach at 800 AGL. There is 200 pleasure boaters and sun bathers around here that don't know how lucky they are that the Liberty Belle's armament is deactivated.
  13. Seanpfl

    November

    Well Hossman, the invitation still stands. Grab the clan, run by your precincts votin' spot, do your duty and head straight over here. You know my place has the better approaches and much clearer fields of fire. We can celebrate the day at the private range down the street, go do some RCin' and eat like there's no tomorrow. Not too worried about the Panthers. They only show up where they don't matter and they don't have to worry about opposition. If they tried around here what they did in '08 they would be spanked like a naughty 4 YO girl only more screaming and dry cleaning involved. You and I are 100% on the same track politically but I don't get as much chance to hear the statistics or the pre-game interviews. At my advancing age I have to watch the old blood pressure. I know who the good guys and bad guys are though so it don't take Seanpfl long at the voting booth figuring out where to put the pencil.
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    November

    Made a couple of new threads tonight. Hope I'm not over using my newbie-to-this-site status but I'm getting a lot of good info and at the same time it's bringing questions to the surface that have been bugging me for a while. General election day and the day after: If this election goes the way I hope I'm reasonably certain there is going to be a lot of violence, mostly in the bigger cities such as Atlanta, LA, Detroit, Chicago and such. Am I being unreasonable, dramatic, over cautious, or, am I in the majority? Not overly concerned for myself as I live in a smaller community, somewhat removed from urban areas and populated by like-minded individuals. I intend to stay close to home base that day and for a while afterward. I am concerned about friends and family that are living in some of these larger cities. As for preparedness, can't think of much more that I can do for that situation than I already have. I'll of course keep my feelers way out, my head on a swivel and pay particularly close attention to the news and my neck hairs.
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    And this is illegal?. Why?.

    OMG! I used a Cat 287B to re-grade my back yard. I diverted a water way from my house foundation to the road. I'm now officially a fugitive from justice. And it feels so good....................