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  1. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Kids used to bring guns to school for competition shooting. The guns didn’t change- the culture did. And, by law, an 18 year old is not a kid.
  2. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Gun control support is at a serious low point in the US right now, as a result of the push to “defund the police”. Semi automatic weapons are the single most popular class of firearm in the USA. Calling them (wrongly) “assault rifles” has not changed this. (An assault rifle, by definition, must...
  3. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Interesting- when car crashes were #1, it turns out, texting and driving was responsible. Did anyone campaign for phones to disable texting functions when at driving speeds? No. The sensors in the phone would do it- no additional equipment is needed, but no one cared to pass a law to stop...
  4. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    It’s not about deer, or pests, and although it’s a consideration, it’s not about home defense- it’s about making your government listen to you: https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-richmond-virginia-charlottesville-us-news-2c997c92fa7acd394f7cbb89882d9b5b
  5. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    The differences I cited were cultural, not religious. semi automatic weapons are for government control. Not pests. The USA was founded for the 99%, we do not wish to live our lives under the regulations that the 1% require.
  6. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    “Well regulated” at the time of writing, meant “functioning well” “Militia” means all citizens of fighting age. How do I know what was intended by someone in 1789? It’s called The Federalist Papers. The notes taken by the authors, outlining their intent. Why has it not been updated? For the...
  7. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Laws are an extension of culture. What a culture finds acceptable, it does not ban. What it finds intolerable, it bans, and provides harsh punishments. People from outside the USA constantly talk about how they “don’t understand American attitudes towards guns.” True, and you never will. I don’t...
  8. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Before 1968- you could buy a gun through the mail, or cash and carry at any hardware store in the USA. There were no shootings in schools. Guns were easier to get, then. It's not the guns- it's the culture. Children are not taught right from wrong. They are taught to feel- not think. They...
  9. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    Looks like it was cut across the grain. What kind of weight loss% do you try for? Spices? Salt? I'm thinking I might just stick with my jerky and pemmican
  10. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    Hmmmmm.......
  11. johnny108

    Texas shooting 19 dead.

    Then the 1st Amendment protection of Free Speech doesn't apply to the internet- only to printing technology of 1789. 4th Amendment protection of privacy from search and seizure does't apply to computers or cell phones....
  12. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    I use this as my fast/easy standby, but, I let it cure overnight, and instead of the saltbox method, I go by weight, and go for 2.5% salt, and the same for sugar (I use dark brown, because I like the flavor).
  13. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    Hot smoked. Originally a survival food- heavy salted and spiced, then smoked. Used to be carried by hunters and trappers, who would put a pot of beans and greens (if found) on a fire, and add the ham for the salt and spices it imparted to the dish.
  14. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    Just what I need, another project recipe- my smoker is going almost daily, cranking out Tasso ham….
  15. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    Isn’t case hardening of the meat a problem? The outside dries to fast, the water gets trapped and the inside can spoil? I’ve made bresaola a few times in my fridge with dry aging bags- slow, but the temp keeps bacteria in check.
  16. johnny108

    Biltong Box

    I've always thought biltong was just a form of beef jerky- only a food dehydrator was needed. If it's more like a dried/fermented product, then some dry aging bags (for steak) and your refrigerator might work, just slower.
  17. johnny108

    Wheat prices to jump

    Potatoes get their hangover potential from the same source as apples: Pectin. (Apple palsy from too much hard cider, anyone?) When a pectic enzyme breaks down pectin, it can turn part of it into methanol. Not enough to blind, but enough to produce crippling hangovers. It's very likely that...
  18. johnny108

    Tea.

    I’ve got a 9 cup Moka pot, the whole thing is “ one coffee” for me, in the morning. As for how I like my tea? In the harbor….😈
  19. johnny108

    Police in New York are investigating a shooting with multiple reported injuries at a Brooklyn subway station.

    And just like that, no one in the US is talking about it, anymore.....
  20. johnny108

    Fakeaways

    After a 3am bender, you don’t really buy a kebab, you rent one. Chew thoroughly, because you’ll be seeing it again.
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