El's Kitchen

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

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#20085 Dec 20, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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We've had only one up here too, and you still can't carry a loaded gun into a church.
Trust your fellow gun owners? In Texas?
To receive a carry permit in Texas, you must attend and pass the mandatory class for gun safety and use that is taught by a certified instructor. Classes are usually ten to fifteen hours long and include the cost of your application. This class is a must for all who wish to carry a concealed weapon. A part of this class is shooting practice at the firing range, and some instructors require that you bring your own gun to the range.
LMFGDAO...yep, they be a sharpshooter alright after 10-15 hours of training.
Tally?
There is no training on shooting. The training is on the laws. You have to prove you are able to shoot to a certain standard. You may have been shooting for years before you get a permit. I just heard on the news that gun sales are up 800%

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#20086 Dec 20, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>that says it all .....
Not quite! Thank you is in order for your support and understanding, it seems I misinterpreted your meaning
Franko, so apologies are also in order.
Just like to mention I had included you in the poem before I
read your post!...:) We posted simultaeneously.
Oh, and I will, I am looking out for White Christmas coming on tv.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20087 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Sniper courses in the commandos were 8 weeks when I designed it, but that was a while ago (and I'm not telling when that was!). Marines probably trained for around 2 weeks in total on their weapons, but throughout their service were required to keep up to date with regular range work and dry training.
10-15 hours is better than nothing, but only scratches the surface. And that doesn't keep you current - hand guns are very difficult to fire accurately at the best of times: frankly, sky marshals scare the hell out of me with weapons in a pressurised aircraft.
There is no training in the use of a pistol when you get a permit. All the training is in gun laws. You do have to show you can pass a shooting test but they don't teach you how to shoot at all. It is expected you will be proficient to begin with. The last time I renewed my license after a few rounds my group was so tight the instructor said I passed but let have some fun and he instructed me in a combat course. I can out shoot most cops

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Since: Jun 06

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#20088 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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El,
If I may come in here to say..
what a VERY LOVELY sentiment in that poem..
GREAT CHOICE...
First, I thought it was of your own
creation...
I might .. with your 'say so'.. put the
Christmas poem I wrote .. on here before the
big day..
It is a kind of 'patchwork quilt' of Christmas memories
from my past, and all deeply cherished & ever fondly remembered.
El,
It's a nice time of year to say
YOU are 'A Good Egg'
(X)
Thanks Grace....
I remembered that poem from a while back, seemed to fit the bill
as to how I felt, I got quite emotional there for a minute or two...not like me at all! haha
Now what do you mean, with my 'say so'....this is everybody's thread,(Post 1) so please do, am looking forward to hearing it.
That's nice of you to say Grace. Very much appreciate the compliment.
Will resist saying 'you crack me up'...LOL!

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Since: Jun 06

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#20089 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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She didn't include 'me'
STOMP! POUT! lol
[j/k]
El & I go back a long long... way..
and know where we stand .. to date.
No need for affirmation...
Calm down dear!(best Micheal Winner impersonation)...

It was for everybody Grace, but I made mention of those
folk who I have insulted. Inadvertently.

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#20090 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Sniper courses in the commandos were 8 weeks when I designed it, but that was a while ago (and I'm not telling when that was!). Marines probably trained for around 2 weeks in total on their weapons, but throughout their service were required to keep up to date with regular range work and dry training.
10-15 hours is better than nothing, but only scratches the surface. And that doesn't keep you current - hand guns are very difficult to fire accurately at the best of times: frankly, sky marshals scare the hell out of me with weapons in a pressurised aircraft.
Very well put - and that was my point.

I'm not saying that there isn't a few "sharpshooters" out there, but in general they are far and few between.

Excellent post Tone.

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Since: Jun 06

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#20091 Dec 20, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
well El, lets give credit where it should be given, that bottle of wine helped. lol
:))
It was a lovely idea PFfff...I was so pleased to see you,
we hugged, we sat in the best room and I got my best wine
glasses out, the Jacob's Creek wine and we had a good laugh
as I knew we would...notice I hedged until the fourth glass
was well and truly down before broaching the 'C' word....
c for cowardly.....now that's one thing I repute 100%.
Otherwise....happy we made up. <3

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#20092 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Hi El. My wife and I went to a casino and had a nice drive and a good lunch. The sad thing is I lost $20 :) Well Obama went on TV and as we thought he is going to expand gun control or at least try to. We have a bill being introduced in Texas that will really reduce the probability of another tragedy. Just like they have sky marshals we will have school marshals. They will be unknown who is the first responders and will be school personal who will have concealed carry license and police training and will be a deputy. These nuts don't go to places they know someone will be armed. Blame the person who pulled the trigger not the gun
Hi Denny....you did a great job with CC on the lights,
bless your hearts.
Glad you and Mrs. C had a nice drive...and glad you didn't lose more than 20 bucks! lol
With the gun situation Denny, whatever works out for the best is all I can say. Something surely has to be done and soon.
It makes perfect sense to me to be armed.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20093 Dec 20, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Denny....you did a great job with CC on the lights,
bless your hearts.
Glad you and Mrs. C had a nice drive...and glad you didn't lose more than 20 bucks! lol
With the gun situation Denny, whatever works out for the best is all I can say. Something surely has to be done and soon.
It makes perfect sense to me to be armed.
Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it :)

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Since: Jun 06

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#20094 Dec 20, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Oh my! You humble me, Lady El.
an excerpt offered; "doctored" from the Hollies tune:
"It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
She ain't heavy, she's my cuzzin"
Golden slumbers for you tonight; waking up to morning bright.
That is so sweet. I really love that Dear Luke.

All set for Christmas? I pick everything up for Christmas Day
Lunch on Saturday, I ordered it all from one source from Anglesey,
and it will be available to collect nearer to where I live.
Has made life easier rather than shopping around, as Grace mentioned, we have an epidemic doing the rounds.
Glad to say all is well here by this time...

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#20095 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it :)
Absolutely. It isn't the gun which kills, it's the man behind it,
so, in the right hands, a deterrant.

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Since: Jun 06

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#20096 Dec 20, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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And to you. Hope whatever has been ailing you has gone off to bother someone else.....but not P.
:-)
I don't think it was that sort of sickness....otherwise P WOULD
have caught it...caught cold working outside. Fine now, and t/y
Must say, would have loved to join you in the theatre you spoke
of, where patrons joined in the carol singing.....

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#20097 Dec 20, 2012
Hi Lady Eleanor...
I hope that you are feeling fine and frisky..
:o)
I just wanted to stop by for a second to wish You and Yours all the best this Holiday Season...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

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Since: Jun 06

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#20098 Dec 20, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Hi Lady Eleanor...
I hope that you are feeling fine and frisky..
:o)
I just wanted to stop by for a second to wish You and Yours all the best this Holiday Season...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
I'm so glad you did Dear Rose...and thank you for the wonderful warm greeting which you bring.
Always in my thoughts as one of my dearest friends, I wish you
a very Happy holiday, with Peace and Joy.
Much Love to you and yours xoxoxox

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#20099 Dec 20, 2012
Wishing all the Good Folks That visit El's Kitchen a Very Merry Christmas and Wishes for a Bright and Wonderful New Year...

LET IT SHINE!!!!
@}-'--,---

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20100 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>There is no training in the use of a pistol when you get a permit. All the training is in gun laws. You do have to show you can pass a shooting test but they don't teach you how to shoot at all. It is expected you will be proficient to begin with. The last time I renewed my license after a few rounds my group was so tight the instructor said I passed but let have some fun and he instructed me in a combat course. I can out shoot most cops
remember santa is watching , and lies aren't nice lists items

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20101 Dec 20, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
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Absolutely. It isn't the gun which kills, it's the man behind it,
so, in the right hands, a deterrant.
the gun serves one purpose .. to drop your foe in their tracks ..
period , never have you seen a trained officer/soldier fire a warning shot NEVER

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#20102 Dec 20, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>sos was depression food , trust me , when I hit PI [always in the am when you arrive] sos was up for mess , well sir being poor it was good to me .. and you know what still good , add some peas, or carrots just a form of stew over toast/bisqucit
Anything tastes good if you doctor it up a little!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20103 Dec 20, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty accurate statistics there. I did notice she we upgraded and got more channels it was the duplicates.
* when we upgraded

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20104 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>I did indeed know that. It was the success of the song that caused the Studio to make "White Christmas", substituting Danny Kaye for Fred Astaire, who starred alongside Bing in the first movie. The first was released in 1942, the second in 1954. Although Irving Berlin wrote the music for both, I have to say I much prefer the first movie.

Did you know Frank Capra got the story from "The Greatest Gift", by Philip Vam Doren Stern, who wrote it in 1939 and then published it privately in 1943 with 200 copies to send out to friends at Xmas? I've read it - it's far darker than Capra's movie. Ironically, the movie flopped in 1946 when it opened and was panned by the critics, bankrupting Capra's new studio who had financed its $3.7 million budget. Jimmy Stewart only took the role because Lionel Barrymore (who plays Potter), persuaded him to do it.

Uselss movie facts, edition 1!!
It never surprises that the movies that flop at opening often become Million Dollar cult favorites decades later.

I haven't seen Holiday Inn run on television in a long time. Love Fred & Ginger (was she in Holiday Inn?), but Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye were amazing together. White Christmas a slightly more lively musical than Holiday Inn.

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