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Veteran Advisor

Re: Maybe one of you could tell me what an assault weapon is?

Surely you can come up with one.  And don't say "put a man on the moon."  Tell me one that you lost.  As for the service bit, not too many of you repub types have spent any time in the service since the draft ended is the way I see it and read it on here.  I'm not saying you because I don't know but I do know some on here have not and I know a bunch on the street here who have not.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Maybe one of you could tell me what an assault weapon is?

Things I was told would never happen in my lifetime, that I have seen:

1) the pasture North of our place, when was about 22 or 23 years old, prices were high, interest rates were high.  Banker wanted me to buy it (at I price I didn't think I could ever pay) because 'it would never come for sale again in my lifetime'.

It is on its 4th owner since then.

 

When Roundup came out, and RR corn, a rep from Monsanto said that we would not have to worry about weed problems again 'in our lifetimes'.

That one should be obvious.

 

When the hog checkoff repeal was overturned by deep pockets in the packing industry, I commented to our local checkoff representative that I felt that before too long, the small, independant family hog farmer as we knew it would be scarcer than hen's teeth.  He told me not in my lifetime.

There used to be over 200 producers involved with Central Nebraska Pork (CNP).  2 years ago, they were down to 3, now their doors are closed.

 

We have invasive cedar trees in our pasture.  When I was in high school, I was told by an extension agent that they probably wouldn't pose a serious problems for another couple generations. 

Now, there are pastures cattle can barely graze.  About the only way to salvage them is repeated burnings.

 

I remember when Honda made the very first ATC.  I was told that although they were a cute novelty, we'd never live to see the day when they would replace a horse around the farm.

 

Do I have to mention how many things I have had to replace that were 'built to last a lifetime'.

 

 

Most of the ex-service people I know, are generally not of either party.  I would say they lean more Rep than Dem, but so does the population of the state in general.  The ones I know who volunteered don't think that either party is all that great, and tend to be more independant.  However, I do know of people who were in the service, and are NOT going to give up their military weapons.  As my great-uncle says of his M-1 Garand,   "I carried the da*** thing for two years in Korea, and I'll be danged if they think that I'm not going to keep it!.  Around here, I know of guys who own true military weapons (by this I mean combat weapons) , from the Trapdoor Springfield, up to an M-16 HBAR sniper rifle.  I pity whoever tries to collect them all.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Definition of assault weapon

Bri-&-.jpgSo, do you think anyone who wants one of these should be able to???

 

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Re: Definition of assault weapon

Things I never thought would happen in my life time:

 

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An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.  Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension.

“Dakota is a very well-grounded 14-year-old,” she told Fox News Radio noting that her son is an honors student, plays on the football team and is active in his church youth group. “He’s been in church his whole life and he’s been taught to stand up for what he believes.”  And that’s what got him in trouble.  Dakota was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany. At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.”

“It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me,” Dakota told Fox. “I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”  Dakota was sentenced to one day in-school suspension – and two days of full suspension.

 

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/09/27/texas_high_school_suspends_student_for_opposing_ho...

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Definition of assault weapon

Is this somehow a definition of an assault weapon?  Didn't think so.  As to you post, I haven't responded to anything response on "not in my lifetime" because I presumed that we were all talking about government things but now I find that most of you guys think it was about seed corn and round-up and now homosexuality.  I will comment on yours though because I think the young man? should have not been making remarks on the side during class time for sure and I also think he is wrong in that homosexuality is NOT a learned condition.  I also feel that there is far more to the story than is shown in your post.  I have been in the classroom too much to know that what is told the parent is a very short appened version of what REALLY went on.  Maybe the infraction was for talking while the teacher was doing his job and had nothing to do with what was going on in the class.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Definition of assault weapon

Well, hey! That works for me too! LOL!!

 

I think what I wrote is something to think about. Doesn't it? The constitution doesn't say your allowed to use them?

 

I'm hardly against, the 2nd Amendment, I was brought up using and enjoying guns. I just don't see the panic, displayed by the NRA, and the nut jobs on the right.

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Honored Advisor

GTO, let`s talk sense

You`re a smart guy, you know about White tractors, tiling, wildcatin` for oil, Pontiac cars from the 60`s and NFO guerilla warfare.  Now the liberals have floated the idea of banning ammunition magazines greater than 10 rounds among other so-called common sense gun control.  So, think about it, how will that make us safer?  We can not keep illegal drugs and child pornograghy and prostitution out of society, how pray tell would we keep the local gangbanger from obtaining a banned firearm? See they care nothing about breaking the law, they already have a rap sheet longer than your arm, as the bumpersticker says"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws with have guns" .  Think, think about this, the Obama administration GAVE guns, 2,000 guns to Mexican drug dealers!!! I can not empathize this enough GTO, Obama used tax money to buy 2,000 guns and GAVE those 2,000 guns to drug dealers!!  And I am suposed to trust these guys?? Elect them to a 2nd term?? Let them bann my 13 rd, 20 rd and 30 rd magazines??  You`ll excuse me when I say "Hell NO!!".  Oh I know what you Amigos think about guns, you guys are in your 60`s and 70`s, haven`t shot a gun in 10 years and never really liked them anyway.  If Obama rounds up select guns in a second term, if you have any, you`ll gladly give `em up, because you like his other liberal stuff he does.  If the Dems wanted to save lives they would do two things, 1. Enforce the existing laws and No. 2  DON`T GIVE GUNS TO DRUG DEALERS! THEY ARE THE BAD GUYS!!!

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Definition of assault weapon

Things involving government that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.

 

Requirements for tractors to have $5000+ emission systems added.  Ask anyone 30 years ago, if they thought that would happen.

 

I never, ever, thought a farmer would  have to ask the government permission to pivot irrigate a field that had been flood irrigated for 20+ years.  Happened to a neighbor of mine.  Pivot was up, and standing in the field, and he didn't know if he could water or not.  Luckily, he got a couple good rains so his corn didn't dry out before he got the OK to do it.  It was a previously watered field, and he was following the 'good stewardship' practice of sprinkler irrigation, instead of flood irrigation (saves water) but risked fines of something like $10,000 a day if caught watering his crops before given permission to do this.  There was supposed to be a 30 day or less approval process, that had taken over 3 months to do, and on his end the paperwork was all right.

 

I never thought that I'd have to have manure spread by 'approved' applicators, who had calibrated spreaders, scales, and GPS equipment in the spreader.

 

I never thought I'd be prohibited from buying a magazine greater than 10 rounds for a firearm.

 

I also remember hearing on the news, a commentator's remarks about the Presiden's speech.  He thought the President was all but crazy for something he said.  I clearly remember the commentator saying that what he asked for was 'ridiculous', because we wouldn't live long enough to see that wall come down.

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Re: Definition of assault weapon

Never thought I would see the day when you would get fined for pulling a log jam out of the river. Never thought I would see the day where you would get fined for starting a bush pile on fire using rubber tires. Never thought I would see the day where government would tax tobacco out of existence. Never thought I would see the day where a fat tax is even discussed. Never thought I would see the day where a city would ban transfat. Never thought I would see the day where you would be given a ticket for not wearing a seat belt.

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Re: Definition of assault weapon


@r3020 wrote:

Never thought I would see the day when you would get fined for pulling a log jam out of the river. Never thought I would see the day where you would get fined for starting a bush pile on fire using rubber tires. Never thought I would see the day where government would tax tobacco out of existence. Never thought I would see the day where a fat tax is even discussed. Never thought I would see the day where a city would ban transfat. Never thought I would see the day where you would be given a ticket for not wearing a seat belt.


Never thought I would ever see the day when selling horse livestock for human or animal consumption would be illegal.  Never thought I would see the day when you had to be "certified" to sell firewood.  Even Nazi Germany did not go that far.

 

Pretty soon, most farm operations will have to be done under the cover of darkness to avoid detection of violating one dumbass rule or another.