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    I agree, but being a TV star is the perception of what Dem strategists think helped him win in a big way - hence them looking to the Rocks, Oprahs, and Hanks' to try and counter that.


    I think it's 50/50 that the Dems run someone other than a career politician in 2020 for President and VP. Seriously, who do they have that is a reasonable candidate to run against Trump? Warren - Laugh.Out.Loud. So many issues, and once she has to open her mouth to defend the waves of accusations about lying about being native American that would start flowing in - she'd be finished the second she started trying to speak about that. Every other Dem that comes up would be fighting uphill vs Trump. However, run a guy like the Rock, who is well spoken, looks strong and decisive and young, seems to be able to say things that offend nobody, and then flip that cow Oprah in for reasons already stated - it'd be Trump fighting uphill all of a sudden.

    I lived in Winterpeg for a year and a half or so back in 94-96, working at the Winnipeg IFR control center (Winnipeg ACC now under NavCanada instead of Transport Canada when I was in). I went to one of the last Jets games, and got a puck that bounced off the big stupid wall up against the cheap seats that landed near me from a deflection off the goaltender from a hard shot.


    I liked Winnipeg. No Calgary or Vancouver, but not a Toronto either.

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    I bet Billy Boy hasn't been in that vag since the night Chelsea was concieved.

    Perhaps not even then. Ha ha.


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    I think the Dems are going to run "The Rock" in 2020. Oprah possibly as well. Since a "tv" star won - which is just one of the things Trump was, and a very minor one IMO, but it did help him for sure - some Dem strategy tards will figure fight fire with fire. Who else do they have? Hilary again, Elizabeth Warren, a proven liar about her race which will get blown up more than the "Hilary for Prison" deal? Everyone likes The Rock. He sounds reasonable, and centrist, yet will appear to Dems as "strong". Once they get their claws into someone like him and start him down the politician path, I think he would beat Trump, handily in fact. Rock/Oprah would be an uphill fight against the Dems, doing something radical like that would be what I'd do in their shoes. Rock = likeable and genuine appearance of character, and Oprah being popular with blacks, and white women, and having "business" chops to compare to Trump...I'm not saying I like either of them, I'm just saying that if they were the ticket in 2020, it'd give the Dems a better shot than Warren/Biden or some other politicians at this point.


    Both The Rock and Oprah are good in interviews, which means that on the prompter they would come off well, and public speaking would be a breeze for them. So far as experience, they'd take a page from Trump's campaign in 2016 by saying "we'll pick the best people to advise us" blah blah.


    Seriously, it would suck, big time, for the right, if they talked them both into running, and if it happens, I'd bet heavily on them winning just on popularity alone.


    After Googling this just now, the Dems already set up a campaign committee to explore this, but with Tom Hanks instead of Oprah as running mate. Either works, Oprah better IMO for the woman/black voters. Dangerous IMO for Trump's chances if it happens. Politicians he can beat IMO, but this...I'd be worried.

    I read a long article last week about how the actor that played JarJar went into depression after the film came out. Jake Lloyd was in it too, he said he hated SW after the film, kids always made the lightsaber sound around him, and made him cry. Boo Hoo. What could have been...

    I watched a great documentary on the last year of so of the RAAF's F111 program, a female navigator was one of the subjects. Great airplane, the USAF guys like Eagl and others I've talked too all say that once it was retired it's capability of all weather long range heavy strike was never replaced, not even the F15E can do all that the F111 could. Expensive to maintain though.


    We could end up with the F35 still - a good high school friend is the CO of our test squadron now and has flown many of the NATO inventory fighters, and did the entire training program down in the USA for the F35 already. I doubt it now though, again, why buy nearly 20 fighters of just one type, and then switch to 65 Gripen, Rafale, or some other type. The SH has a bit of L/O tech in it, a great radar, compatible with our weapons stockpiles, adding in the newer Aim9x2 models - which hopefully won't go for 1970s flares as it did vs the SU22 recently - they'll work ok up here. Another thing to consider is our small but entire air refueling capacity is all set up for the Hornets, and therefore the SH, already. Changing to a different method would be a giant PITA with the F35, unless we bought the B or C model, which = no internal gun.

    What frequently happens with the M9/92 Cap is when the body goes through a high stress reaction, many things happen which throw your fine motor skills out the window. Adrenaline causes blood to retreat to your core to help the heart beat and pump faster, which pulls sensitivity out of your hands and especially finger tips, they key to dexterity. Add instant clammy/sweaty hands, and what seems easy in training becomes much more fucked up. It's so easy when pulling the 92 slide back, either way, over the top or sling shot method, to accidentally flip that safety/decocker into "safe", which is down, the way your finger will move it accidentally too. There are 92 models that have just a decocker, no safety, which is THE way to go IMO if you can.


    This doesn't make regular 92F's a "bad" handgun, it's just something you really need to be aware of and train on. There are also easy fixes for the locking lug/block sheer problems, new aftermarket barrel/kit, and I've seen guys run up serious round counts. It's just that the military and police don't do this, hence the issues with reliability and longevity. It was a good handgun in its day, and wouldn't have taken much to be great - again, delete or change the safety mech, and use better materials in the slides and barrel/locking block/lugs.


    Cap, that's the proper way to carry a DA/SA pistol. No point of even having a double action/single action if you're going to have it on safe in the holster is how I think of it, it'd be throwing away the entire point of DA/SA - having that long pull and hammer down for "safety" reasons for the first round, then single action after that. It's just that certain military ways of doing things make them require a manually safety - even the new Sig P320 has one added to it for their military model - which is why the M9 had one, albeit a badly designed one.


    If you're drawing from a non opening sweater, IE not a hoodie with a zipper that's open, just grab a bunch of it as close to the top and rear of where your handgun sits, and deliberately and intentionally "over pull" it, up as high as you can, with your non dominant/drawing hand. Then access your weapon with your draw hand. You should visualize pulling your "ball of shirt" right through your armpit, to ensure you clear your weapon of the concealing shirt every single time you do it. Storch's way will work too, especially if your body type is such that it's hard to reach across yourself with your non dominant hand - it's doing the same thing, just all with your drawing hand, which makes getting that garment up and out of the way even more critical, as you can't hold it in place while drawing as you can with 2 handed techniques. It's also all dependent on the type of holster, handgun, garment, and body type.


    If you have an open front shirt or sweatshirt doing the concealing, use your dominant/draw hand to blade it out of the way. "Karate chop" yourself in the center of your body with your little finger and hand being completely edge on and parallel to the body, then do the same sort of "overpull/oversweep" as before, sliding your bladed hand gradually into being all four fingers and palm flat and pressed hard into your body as you sweep through the shirt. The dart your hand straight down to access your weapon, and proceed to go through the access/withdraw/present draw.


    Lots of YT videos you can practice from too, if you're doing dry fire, do a bunch of it from concealment. Just remember that being slower, smoother, yet deliberate and consistent and not fumbling/fucking it up is better than being fast 99% of the time and then hanging shit up just once - and a great way to do that is the "overpull" and visualization techniques from above.

    For now at least, an interim buy until the "decision" is made, which could end up being anything from the F35 to the Gripen. I bet we end up just buying more SuperHornets, why buy 18 and then have to re equip and retrain for an entirely new type. While not as advanced as the F35, Canada doesn't really need that 1st day of war stealth or the expense, plus having Supers allows us to deploy our guys with the USN and be compatible on joint missions with the USN/USA in the future. Our guys are already spun up on the CF18 which is like an A model turned into a C, sort of at least. Serenity told me over at HTC that their guys could and were trained to fly both the C and E/F models at will pretty much, they could transition almost instantly in a pinch, so our guys should be able to keep costs and time down converting to the SH.


    Having the 2 seat models will be nice for long range NORAD patrols, and obviously training, and we are possibly looking at some Growlers as well if the "big" buy just turns out to be SHs, which IMO it's obviously going to with 18 new planes and 6 billion being spent on the interim contract. All our CF18 weapons will work, and we can keep the CF18 fleet going as long as possible until the SHs all roll in, keeping our 4 squadrons and training squadron (4!!! good god) going.


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    Here are more specific details about what Canada gets for $5.23 billion U.S.:

    “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of ten (10) F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, with F414-GE-400 engines; eight (8) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, with F414-GE-400 engines; eight (8) F414-GE-400 engine spares; twenty (20) AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars; twenty (20) M61A2 20MM gun systems; twenty-eight (28) AN/ALR-67(V)3 Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Receiving Sets; fifteen (15) AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods; twenty (20) Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems–Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS); thirty (30) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS); twenty-eight (28) AN/ALQ-214 Integrated Countermeasures Systems; one hundred thirty (130) LAU-127E/A and or F/A Guided Missile Launchers; twenty-two (22) AN/AYK-29 Distributed Targeting System (DTS); twenty-two (22) AN/AYK-29 Distributed Targeting Processor (DTP); one hundred (100) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II Tactical Missiles; thirty (30) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); eight (8) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II Special Air Training Missiles (NATM); twenty (20) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II Tactical Guidance Units; sixteen (16) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II CATM Guidance Units.

    Also included in this sale are AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVG); AN/ALE-47 Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Systems; AN/ARC-210 Communication System; AN/APX-111 Combined Interrogator Transponder; AN/ALE-55 Towed Decoys; Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); AN/PYQ-10C Simple Key Loader (SKL); Data Transfer Unit (DTU); Accurate Navigation (ANAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation; KIV-78 Duel Channel Encryptor, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF); CADS/PADS; Instrument Landing System (ILS); Aircraft Armament Equipment (AAE); High Speed Video Network (HSVN) Digital Video Recorder (HDVR); Launchers (LAU-115D/A, LAU-116B/A, LAU-118A); flight test services; site survey; aircraft ferry; auxiliary fuel tanks; aircraft spares; containers; storage and preservation; transportation; aircrew and maintenance training; training aids and equipment, devices and spares and repair parts; weapon system support and test equipment; technical data Engineering Change Proposals; technical publications and documentation; software; avionics software support; software development/integration; system integration and testing; U.S. Government and contractor engineering technical and logistics support; Repair of Repairable (RoR); repair and return warranties; other technical assistance and support equipment; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total case value is $5.23 billion.”

    The interesting thing about that retention distance engagement in Collateral in that alleyway is Cruise actually made an error, he swept the threatening weapon`s muzzle across his body, instead of sweeping it up and out - away from an arc that crosses his body. That`s realistic too though, as you`re going to always make mistakes especially under stress at that range, and just making "it work" and following through is something you need to know when you make a mistake like that. His draw was decent too, he could have fired a little closer to the "rock" from the holster, the proper technique most schools teach when doing that is to immediately rock the pistol towards the target, 90 degrees, as soon as the muzzle clears the top of the holster. As close as possible anyway, and begin firing your vertical track from there. Again, doesn't matter, it looked great, had realism with the small (wouldn't be small if the threat's weapon went off pointed at you, but whatever) mistakes, and was the first time some of these techniques were shown in film/TV.


    Indy posted a couple good ones I'd forgotten about, We Were Soldiers had some great battle scenes, BoB as well - the Pacific too, and Generation Kill was a favorite of mine, my best friend that was a pretty infamous Scout Sniper in 1st Marines really missed out on that series, being killed before it aired by months, and he was really looking forward to it. They all talk much like he did, reminds me of him a lot every time I rewatch that series.


    True Detective 2's final gun battle scene was really gritty, a great last stand and had some great shots.


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    I thought the final battle sequence, from the time the peel to the end when the Hornets drop on the enemy troops, was one of the better combat scenes filmed too in Tears of the Sun. I like the director too, Fuqua has done a lot of films I really like such as King Arthur and Shooter. Shooter is another film that had some decent shooting/gun fight sequences and stuff in it, wasn't too bad at all.

    Anyone else ever watch this? So many cringe worthy and now hilarious things said by Lucas and others about this gong show of a Star Wars film. Worth an hour if you ahve it to kill and need some laughs or like Star Wars.


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    It took a movie for NSW to bring the HK Boat Anchor out of the weapons lock ups for the first time, hah. It's actually, well it was in its time at least, a really decent handgun despite its size, I have one, sold my NiB one a few years back. The O ring tends to wear quickly, same as the USP Tactical .45 model, but it shoots darts, one of the most accurate polymer frame handguns I've ever shot, and at 50m it runs pretty close to my Sig P210s from sand bags.

    Heh, the Hell on Wheels armorer and gun fight co ordinator used to do a lot of business with my company here in Calgary. Brian Kent, he owns Pro Line shooters, it's a real old school type gun shop down in the "old" central area of Calgary. They had a fantastic gunsmith, named Pat, who passed away back in 2002 at the age of 92, and the week before that he'd been working on his beloved Western rifles and handguns, still doing superb gunsmith and tuning work, as well as advising on other TV and films of Western persuasion being shot in the Calgary area (he famously worked on Unforgiven when Eastwood shot it around here). I got to know Brian when I was very young learning the fast draw game, he helped me out a lot with trainers and equipment, and then my range and company and his would send customers each others way for specialty stuff each of us had. They have a massive inventory of movie weapons, thousands and thousands, and I use to let them borrow our indoor 50m rifle range in the winter and the outdoor ranges were snowed in out in K country in the Rockies.


    I'll pass this along to him next time I bump into him, probably at the next gun show in a few weeks, he'll appreciate the praise, very nice fellow. Brian and another guy named Ken did fantastic work on Hell on Wheels. I got to meet and talk with Colm Meaney for a while thanks to them, Chief O'Brien from Deep Space 9/Star Trek, one of my favorite character in that world, being a soldier and war vet and then an engineer tech geek.


    Heat will always stand as one of, if not the best shootout in film history.


    Collateral had some great handgun fighting scenes in it IMO. Tom Cruise trained with a variety of firearms fighting trainers and schools. Act of Valor and Lone Survivor as well. Also, Keanu Reeves (go Canada) in several recent films, there are vids of him running through 3 gun courses and doing it pretty well for a Hollywood actor. Exceptionally well in fact. The Taran guys did a great job getting Keanu up to speed fast.


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    Her book tour and doing the rounds on the networks for it have been hilarious.


    The best part of the story I've seen - she was so confident about winning that she didn't draft a concession speech, and after her "episode" she had when it became clear she was losing - apparently going berserk and physically attacking Podesta and others - she wasn't able to draft one so quickly and had to wait until the next day to concede. Also, she was so certain she would win she purchased a house next to the White House for staff and security to use.


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    There is no doubt that Glock has gotten complacent, even lazy, the Gen 5 is a joke, if you look at a 1/2 dozen G17 next to each other, the cuts on the front are completely random and uneven model to model - reminds me of the Gen 1 mags not fitting issues they had decades ago. Their QC has gone to shit IMO, the sights on all the ones I saw were completely random and in odd spots, not even pushed into the center of the rear sight notch on all of them, not even close on some.


    The P99 - started off very poorly, Montreal Police bought them, and their armorer used to call me up back then circa 2002 looking to beg/borrow/steal parts, as they had failures very frequently under 5k rounds, even under 1k, the little box unit that was the extractor/ejector unit would always, always break, and fast. The PPQ is much better in that department, and is a great polymer pistol.


    So long as your fundamentals are solid, you can run any modern pistol well IMO.


    One thing I know - the M9/92F had to go, it too had huge problems with catostrophic failures WELL before the typical 20k service life combat handguns are given. Locking lugs shearing off locking the pistol up so badly you need to beat it apart to fix/replace stuff, and the slides getting fractures often, etc. The worst thing is the ergos, as doing drills of any kind with the pistol, especially with gloves on, almost always engages the safety to "on", not a good thing under emergency reload conditions etc. Despite "dropgate" and the other Sig320 issues, it'll still be better than the M9, and cheaper than the Glock option.

    He he, wanna bet? PM me an email address BJ, I'll send it to you.


    Michener has the kind of career I'd want as a writer - he's written everything from Magic:The Gathering stuff, to Star Trek, Civil War, and military history. Wide variety of pretty decently written subject matter.


    Smudge, I didn't think about that, my car player won't advance at different speeds, but I guess I could use an iPad/iPhone and use the BT or plug in connection to the "infotainment" center.

    It's a documentary, the most recent one, from Dr Steve Greer, a noted UFO-ologist and very involved in SETI and the Disclosure project. It's about unacknowledged access programs, UAPs mostly, which are what the true shadow government has to classify and hide the technology they've created and received from...other sources.


    Recently a friend of mine caught something on the SOHO feeds from NASA - these are cams on sats we have in orbit near the sun, watching the sun for storms and monitoring it - NASA often is slow on the uptake. An obvious ship shape he caught and screen shot it and kept the film he was recording. Then, as usual, NASA has an "outage", the feed shuts down, and then when it comes back, there is a nice, and DELIBERATE, artifact/error from the "streaming" inserted right over top of the shape that was there before. NASA does this all the time, obvious poor attempts to hide shit like this that slips through, and obvious air brushing or just plain blotting out shit on the various monitoring instruments that feed to the public from space. This more than anything has me convinced something is going on - why try to hide things if there is "nothing but ice crystals and nonsense" happening. Way too many instances, like hundreds and thousands, where it can be proven NASA and other agencies are doing this. Oh ya, and the hundreds of whistleblowers who were things like fighter pilots, scientists, etc, who aren't just "UFO nuts", but true pros who have come forward. The civilian coroner and funeral home operator from 47 at Roswell has compelling and believable testimony on the books and video too - he's no liar, I'd bet my life on it.


    Also, when Greer did the first big disclosure thing on the net back in 2000 IRRC, the NSA jammed every T1 line (back when T1s were fast) that they used to broadcast the event live online, and that's been proven beyond any doubt by the records and whistle blowers from the NSA. Why jam it and try to shut it down, if there is nothing out there, and it's all a bunch of kooks? There have been several astronauts that have also said quite a bit.


    I have other reasons I believe there is something going on with this, from co workers in the past, nothing specific, just the looks I got and looks I caught when they would look at one another when this subject would come up. I also asked a Canadian astronaut point blank why they were ordered to lie, and specifically about times astronauts have accidentally grabbed the unencrypted comms and stated yammering about unidentified and alien craft in sight on the radio. Obviously he didn't give a straight answer, but again, the look I got, and the look I saw him exchange with another right after he thought I turned away - I trust my instincts.


    The truth will come out sooner than later, they've been drip feeding the public and an increasingly faster rate, trying to set up the whole "alien life will be OK" narrative. Even the Roman Catholic church has been in on this, adding it to their dogma and doing and saying a lot of strange shit lately from their own very well equipped observatories and space monitoring equipment.


    It's not just, or maybe at all, aliens IMO, we have some very advanced shit flying around out there, WAY too many video captures, and a good one recently from a camera crew from a TV station, of flying craft behaving far outside the limits of flight and physics as is currently accepted.

    I thought it was odd he happened to have an AR to hand in the city, just in time to take cover and then return fire - figured there was more to that story than just a first time random drive by, and HEY, I have my assault rifle on me in my front yard it just so happens at that exact time.


    Beetle - what happens in the UK is you stand there, get your teeth knocked out of your head with a lead pipe, then get stomped on, cut, slashed, and kicked in the head some more. Than the cops come, interrogate you as to why you were assaulted, and warn you not to go public or cause a fuss, all while ignoring obvious information as to who the criminals are. Ask Paul Thorpe in London who was robbed in that manner of a Rolex and another watch - the cops treat him like the victim, and threaten to charge him for discussing armed self defense on Youtube. He had to take his YT video down that was on the old site, as the "Bobbies" threaten to imprison him if he didn't. Those cops should be shot IMO, it'd be better than the alternative of having the UK slide further into this BS. You country is fucked up even worse than mine, and that's saying something. No self defense allowed, criminals and immigrant muslims have all the rights, and even speaking negatively about them can get you jail time. Ridiculous.