Just a couple of early morning shots…
Section 8b: The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor or merchandise.
EDIT: I am more pissed off about someone intentionally physically desecrating our flag than I am about a handful of mental midgets trying to make a statement for their perceived cause by kneeling during the National Anthem. That we know of, none of these guys have desecrated the flag, interrupted the National Anthem or overtly said anything to be disrespectful of our troops. The general public has taken a statement against black oppression (right or wrong is not the discussion here) and turned it into something its not. Yet they are perfectly ok with dragging a flag across the ground on the FEET of a paratrooper.
Fucking double standards piss me off more than NFL players taking a knee.
So while everyone is all up in arms and calling for the boycott of the NFL because players are kneeling for the National Anthem and displaying disrespect for our troops, the flag and the anthem, we have United States Military personnel jumping out of airplanes with flags affixed to their feet.
They then parachute into various venues like football games, or other events landing in a field, much to the delight of the patriots and others attending.
What happens to the flag? You guessed it. It lands on the ground beneath the military member.
Yet we scream and yell and thump our chests in patriotic exuberance while one of the very basic mandates surrounding the flag is violated.
And some of you are worried about someone kneeling during the national anthem? At least they aren’t throwing the flag on the ground.
Their reply was pretty fucking stupid and about as ignorant as something that would come out of Kommiefornia and that bunch of fruit cakes and gun haters out there. They replied:
Full Conceal All, at shows, they don’t allow firing pins or any bullets
I was OK with a stupid reply. I am still not OK with their demonstrator having his finger on the trigger of a firearm. Loaded, unloaded, no “firing pin” or whatever. That’s just stupid and dangerous. You handle a firearm safely no matter what. It is asinine shit like this that causes NEGLIGENT discharges, gets people hurt or killed and fuels the anti-gun crowd.
I posted an image (screen capture) from their video with what appears to be a loaded magazine being used in the demonstration. I gave them the benefit of the doubt on whether they were “inert” or “dummy” (more than likely dummy based on this company’s performance so far) rounds. And of course I have no way of verifying if their weapon was without a “firing pin” as their comment indicated.
As you can see in this image, I posted an image of the NRA (This video was at an NRA Show) safety rules for handling a firearm. (Image is at the bottom of the post.)
I also pointed out that “Glocks have strikers not firing pins.”
Both of these comments were deleted.
So @full_conceal, this is NOT the way to do damage control. Some of us track our steps when challenging something we are passionate about. And I am passionate about the 2nd Amendment AND firearm safety.
Everything would have been ok, and I wouldn’t be posting this on my personal website if you had just addressed the concern right from the start and left my comments alone.
So, let’s review.
Your idiot “Trey” or “Tray” or whatever, was demonstrating your modified Glock 19 at an NRA Show. Your idiot, during the demonstration put his finger on the trigger of this weapon. You claim that the weapon was made inoperable by the removal of the firing pin. And you claim that no “bullets” are allowed in the shows. You got scared when I called you on your bullshit and deleted my comments.
Couple of points.
You NEVER, EVER put your finger on the trigger unless you are going to fire the weapon. Not in demonstrations, not in training, not ever.
Glocks have strikers not firing pins, but I repeat myself.
Bullets are the projectiles. The items loaded into a magazine are cartridges.
Try to delete THIS post.
For nearly 3 decades I did not use banks. I joined credit unions. Because… banks. After moving to the Augusta, GA area in 2013, I joined Associated Credit Union, at the corner of Bel Air and Washington Road. Everything was going along fine until they closed the branch on Saturdays AND there is no way to make a deposit through the ATM. So I started planning to leave. I researched banks locally and found Regions.
Regions seemed like a good choice, and I chose them despite some pretty negative reviews on social media and other sites.
Branches were convenient to me with one in Evans and another on Columbia Road in Martinez. Bonus! The one in Martinez was open on Saturday mornings! Double bonus! You can make a deposit through the ATM!
Everything was wonderful until sometime in the last 30 days or so they decided to close on Saturdays. They had set the service level expectation and now have removed it from play. This really angered me and I let it be known to the management.
Then earlier this month, Tracie received a check from Kyra. Kyra endorsed the check and then wrote, “Pay To The Order Of” on the back and wrote Tracie’s name. (Kyra has an account there as well.) On October the 10th, Tracie took the check to Regions and they had no problem accepting it and depositing it into our account.
The same scenario today. Tracie takes the check to Regions and they refuse to accept the check. She asked for a manager and, in not so many words, told her to piss off they were not accepting the check due to policy. Even when Tracie showed her the deposit slip from October 10th, they still refused.
Regions, right or wrong, you set a level of expectation with the first transaction. When proof was offered that this occurred you still refused to budge off of policy. What SHOULD have happened is you accept the instrument and then explain to Tracie that it is against policy for you to do this. But since it was done before and no one explained the policy you would accept it this last time and any future transactions like this would be refused. That is how you deviate from policy without causing your customers undue frustration.
We are already frustrated and looking for a new financial institution. You are making it worse and living up to the negative reviews regarding your customer service that I, in hindsight, should not have ignored.
Simple minded people come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter if they are liberal, conservative, or an extreme of either one. Christian, Muslim, agnostic or atheist. Black, White, Brown or anything in between. Some people are just simple.
I had someone “unfriend” me on Facebook because of my profile picture. It’s a photograph that I took several years ago holding my Glock 36 pointed at the camera.
This simple person berated me for the photo. Not because of the weapon. Nor the words imprinted on the photo. But because I pointed the gun at someone, very clearly loaded with a round in the chamber.
I replied to the message and asked if they were stupid in spots or all over? They replied, “Well someone had to snap that photo.”
Apparently, they never heard of this handy little tool that many photographers use called a TRIPOD. A simply little tool that you can mount your camera on, and with some ingenuity trigger the shutter remotely or with a timer.
Good riddance moron. My world is much better with you not in it.
So about 2 weeks ago I did a mass removal of “friends” on Facebook. People I had never met, and would unlikely ever meet primarily. Or people that the only thing we had in common was a particular page we mutually belonged to. (We can still communicate there.)
Along with that, I am slowly but surely removing pages I have liked that also cluttered my feed with their garbage. And lastly filtering posts (blocking) that I don’t want to see. Politics primarily.
I used to get up in the morning to 30 or more notifications from Facebook. most of which was nonsense from people and pages I really had no connection with.
Today. Three. Three notifications from actual friends. It’s taking much less of my time, it is now enjoyable again to “Facebook”.
Still more to go on the pages. There were literally 100s of them.