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“Exceptions” for Saudi’s that have a “Hunting Licence” How fucking Stupid is that ?

Posted by Ororeef @ 18:48 on December 8, 2019  

The Saudi student who killed three and wounded numerous more on Friday morning reportedly got his gun “legally” from a local retailer.

Breitbart News reported that an attacker allegedly opened fire on innocents at Naval Air Station Pensacola on December 6, 2019. The gunman was shot and killed by Escambia County sheriff’s deputies.

The AP reports that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, and NBC News reported that the gunman’s name was Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

NBC News reports that while non-citizens are typically barred from buying a gun, exceptions are made for non-citizens who possess hunting licenses “and the shooter apparently had such a license.”

Great post , SNG !

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 18:06 on December 8, 2019  

Thank you .

Very informative video on the climate change hoax and how the world is being silenced through intimidation and education to accept climate change as the new religion

Posted by silverngold @ 15:04 on December 8, 2019  

Guess were not the only one talking about old cars.

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:13 on December 8, 2019  

Made simpler, less things to fix, honest mechanics they’re still on the road.

Florida Woman, 93, Reached End of the Road After 567,000 Miles in Her 1964 Mercury
Rachel Veitch, a retired nurse, a mother of four, bought “Chariot” in February 1964 from a dealer in Sanford, Fla., for $3,289. The car has outlasted her three marriages and has gone through eight mufflers, at least 17 batteries, three sets of shocks and countless oil changes.

Florida Woman, 93, Reached End of the Road After 567,000 Miles in Her 1964 Mercury

A direct quote from the text of the write up of Greg Hunter’s interview of John Wiiliams today

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 12:15 on December 8, 2019  

From USAWatchdog.com :


“Economist John Williams says don’t put too much faith in the good employment numbers that came out last week because “It’s not as happy of a picture as it looks.” Williams is the founder of ShadowStats.com. His calculations strip out government accounting gimmicks to give a more accurate picture of economic data. Williams explains, “What the Fed has done with their easing, according to the Fed, is they created a circumstance of sustainable moderate economic growth. So, they don’t need to cut rates anymore. That’s nonsense. You don’t have sustainable moderate growth. For example, look at this last month, industrial production is in a state of collapse. . . . Manufacturing is negative. . . . Oil production is collapsing year to year as oil and gas exploration has plunged. . . . Retail sales have been overstated in employment . . . . That’s going to be revised lower. . . . We have been getting better numbers as of late, and the economy is still falling off a cliff.”

Maybe that explains the Fed’s panic moves with $60 billion a month QE, which it says is not QE, and extreme intervention in the repo market where the Fed routinely pumps out tens of billions of dollars in liquidly a night. Williams says, “The system is not stable, and it probably is insolvent. They blew the system back in 2007. They gave up on the domestic economy to save the banking system. . . . They spent all their resources propping up the banks, and they are still doing the same thing, and it’s still costing us in terms of economic growth.”

So, the Fed is pumping out billions of dollars every month, and yet, the economy keeps sinking. What does this tell Williams? “The system is not operating properly. These are stopgap measures, stopgap liquidity that the Fed is putting into the system. If they understood what was going on, they would not be doing that. They wouldn’t have to do it. They have lost control of the system effectively,” says Williams.

Williams goes on to say, “It tells you the underlying system is unstable. I can see where the economy is based on the hard numbers even though they do funny things with the numbers. We are seeing a very weak economy here. Again, the Fed tightened and they eased to help the banks, but they did not do much to help the economy. . . . The banks are not as healthy as they appear and as they have been promoted. The Fed may well be on the brink of the type of crisis they had back in 2007.”

Unquote .

When this Fed game collapses , I expect a rush from fiat currency to the PM’s , as I am sure most of those here do .

BG – and my second new car ( with apologies to the forum for being off topic )

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 10:19 on December 8, 2019  

A 1976 Citroën GS 1220 cc engine – air cooled , about the same size as A Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine . This photo is one I found online , but that was the body style and same color as mine . It was purchased in Brussels . Most Belgians were low key , and preferred grey or beige cars , but I wanted visibility to avoid accidents . When I ordered it , and said I wanted ‘Jaune’ (yellow) , the salesman looked at me with unbelief , pulled out the pamphlet with the color chips , pointed out the yellow , and said “ But THIS is ‘Jaune’ !!! “ . I replied “Yes , that is what I want .” LOL! He just shrugged and rolled his eyes .
It was a great little car , with the Citroën hydro-pneumatic suspension , which , as light as the car was , still smoothed out the ride over cobblestones , and permitted three ride heights , normal (low) , firm ( if loaded heavily ) and ultra high ( for rutted farm lanes , to avoid high centering and rocks ). The engine was designed about two decades earlier by the then-defunct French manufacturer Panhard , and was an amazing performer . I once was on the German Autobahn and late for an appointment , and had to run it for an hour above the tach redline without a problem . For an air-cooled engine that is incredible . An air-cooled VW beetle would spit valves under that abuse !

BTW – The 1220 engine was the big engine option – most came with a 1000 cc engine . I was still getting close to 40 mpg on the highway (at 70-80 mph) pretty amazing for that era .


BG – My first new car , after I graduated and was a teaching assistant for freshman engineers

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 9:24 on December 8, 2019  

A 1968 AMX 390 , American Motors 2 seater , a Javelin with a foot cut out of it behind the doors , essentially .


And the engine , five years later after I built it into screamer , myself – it would do 70 mph in first gear , and theoretically 175 in 4th , but of course that was aerodynamically impossible . I took it to the drag strip once , and was still in 3rd at the end of the quarter mile at close to 115 mph . They gave my opponent a two second head start , and I still won the match . I kept the car for 20 years and still regret selling it .


Good stuff about cars from you old crusters – I’m envious

Posted by Buygold @ 8:02 on December 8, 2019  

I don’t have much in the way of mechanical skills so I’m always buying new cars. I do have a couple of 2006 Honda Ridgeline’s that I’ve take pretty good care of, but the extent of my knowledge is to swap out batteries or flip out fuses, light etc.

Really appreciate the mechanical skill it takes for guys to do engine work.

Good stuff.

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