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My dad's parents both came from Sweden in the early 1900's, from villages approximately 12 miles apart. They met in Seattle, married, and moved to Alaska where they raised two sons. I spent many hours talking with my grandfather about the early days in Alaska. When he spoke about people he had known and worked with, immigrants from various countries, he would describe them as: "Dieter, of German descent..." or "Patrick O'Leary, of Irish descent..." He was an American of Swedish descent -- not a Swedish-American. When the family took a trip back to Sweden when my dad was 4 years old, my dad spoke excellent Swedish. But he only spoke English by the time I was born.
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Guns In Bars

BigBear Wrote: Nov 25, 2013 4:20 PM
I also reacted to that statement. When I was an LEO, I did not leave the house without my Chief's Special - whether I was going to the store, going to work or going out on the town. Our chief "discouraged" us from carrying when drinking, but did not ban it. The chief in another city told his officers "the only time you will be without a weapon is if you are drunk, passed out and it has been stolen from you."
As Susiejg said, SNAFU dates back to WW2. During the Viet Nam era someone recognized that SNAFU was not adequate and the term we used was FUBAR - F---ed Up Beyond All Recognition. Sounds like ObumaCare to me.
Yes. As long as there is only one attacker and you do not miss with the first shot. You may not have time to reload if there are multiple attackers. I much prefer a slide action shotgun. If hearing me rack the action does not turn them around, I have 7 rounds in my extended magazine.
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Good Sense and Gun Control

BigBear Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:48 PM
Since the decision basis is now "if only one life is saved..." I guess seat belts will now be installed in every school bus in the country.
There were five theaters in Aurora showing the Batman movie; at least two closer to the gunman's home. But he went to the ONLY theater that was posted as a "gun free" zone.
Shop at Autozone. Pick up all the items you need to maintain your cars for the next month. Let the clerk ring up everything. Then, as you start to present your credit card, stop, say "Hey, Autozone is the company that fires employees for using a gun to prevent a felony. I guess I'll have to go over to NAPA or O'Reilly's. Keep that stuff and have a nice day."
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