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Inspirational quotes

27 June 2014 - 11:52 PM

I'm looking for some quotes for the walls of my office. I read a lot of quotes, but I thought some of you might have some that I haven't heard before. The one currently stenciled on one wall is,

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby

Did I overreact?

17 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

So last night I go into the grocery store to pick up some stuff to make dinner. I'm in the produce section and a family comes walking in with their dog. This dog is filthy dirty, and every time they stopped, it sat down and started scratching itself. 


Here's the more interesting part to me. As I'm leaving, someone else asked an employee why they didn't say anything to them. They were told if they say the word service pet, they aren't allowed to do or say anything else to them. Two of my family members have service animals, one for getting the attention of a deaf family member and one for detecting epileptic seizures before they happen. 


So here's my question. Should people with service pets have to have them tagged? The best way I can think of is with a working pet jacket and a service pet card, something you would get from your doctor. No need to ask what the nature of the disability is, but just to a card in a sleeve on the back of the vest as identification that this is in fact a working service animal. 


Anyway, I left the store and finished my shopping elsewhere. I didn't want to continue shopping around a dog that looked like it had a really bad case of fleas. I realize that there are disabilities that can't be seen and the need for service animals is very real. I just don't understand why anyone is allowed to say the words "service animal" and any verification has to stop right there.

Help with home defense

24 March 2014 - 07:58 PM

Since the thread regarding the old woman shooting through her door has been such a topic of debate in the TB, I thought I would try and help spread some common sense ideas for defense inside the house and I hope some of you can help give me some ideas as well for less lethal solutions. I realize I'm probably a little over the top, maybe a little paranoid, but I try to be well prepared for any situation I can imagine.


Some things I have done that I think really help me defend my family


1. When we were shopping for a new house, I looked at the house from a break and enter point of view. We passed over a few houses that weren't tactically defensible. The one we picked has a lot of corners and is not easy to access from the ground. 


2.The windows have plants in front of them that make it very painful to get through them. You can't get around them without getting torn up pretty well.


3. Inside the house, there are no straight lines through any common pathway. Furniture has been strategically placed so that in the dark, collisions are likely and there are things on these pieces that if knocked over would make a lot of noise.


4. Also, by the corners in the hallway I installed door spring bumpers as an extra noise maker. These can be easily removed if company is coming over and put back. Once you know they are there, you don't hit them


5. I have various placed various hand weapons throughout the house in every room. I did this because you never know where you will be if someone breaks into your home and you may not always have access to a gun, if you own one. I don't have kids at home and if anyone is coming over, these are locked away. 


6. I created a safe room. The door has been reinforced and access to the room has been made extremely difficult. I will be beefing this up when I build my next house. 


7. My wife and I practice drills for clearing the house (which I have had to do for real twice), moving quickly to the safe room, accessing the various stocked weapons in the home. 


8. Several 300 lumen flashlights are throughout the house. These will be upgraded as higher lumen lights become cheaper. These can effectively blind someone for 15 - 30 seconds.


9. We have some neighbors we are close to that we share walkie talkies with an alert button who may be able to help faster than a police response. 


10. My wife refused to let me do this one. I wanted to install a train horn at the front door. She said it was too over the top. She did agree to air horns stashed around the house.



I would appreciate any feedback about what of these can be improved, or any other ideas that can help keep me and my wife safe and could help prevent the use of deadly force. 

Need some cardio advice

10 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

I'm looking to begin a good cardio program to help burn off some excess weight and I need a little help. Typical cardio will not work for me. I have a severe problem with my knee, I've had several MRIs, seen several specialists, and currently am seeing a pain specialist for a problem that according to every doctor I've seen, doesn't exist. So long story short, I'm trying to find some good lower body exercises that give a good cardio workout that doesn't require constant flexing of my knee. Flutter kicks are good, and I'm looking for something else that will get the heart rate pumping without leaving me unable to walk for a few days. Thanks in advance.

One of the funniest commercials I've seen

04 February 2014 - 05:09 PM



Poo Pourri


Made me laugh pretty damn hard first time I saw it.


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