I do appreciate what it takes to build and maintain large machinery. I used to work for a major electric motor manufacturer and had the opportunity to visit a number of our customers. One I remember in particular was Solar Turbines in San Diego. They build turbine powered generators and pumps for the oil and gas industries. Their smallest turbine engine was bigger than the largest aircraft turbine engine. Once assembled, their skids had to be shipped by barge, as they were too large for road transport. Test runs were very impressive.
Yeh buddy. I am very familiar with Solar (not energy from the sun) Turbine Generators and Compressors. They are the life blood of most offshore deep water production facilities in the GOM. Every Solar rep that I've ever worked with have been well trained top notch people that knew their stuff, took their business seriously, and I learned a lot from. Even and especially the first Solar rep that I ever worked with in 1999.....old man and working machine.....every morning I would say "Good morning buddy" while we passed each other on the deck grabbing permits and tools. He never responded to my morning greetings until one morning he did.....sun was just coming up/walking across the Main Deck and passed him again and said "Good morning buddy". This time he stopped, turned around looked me straight in the eye and said....."You know what a buddy is don't you?" I said "Yes Sir, I think so?" He said "A buddy is someone who goes into town, gets two blow jobs, brings one back and gives to you. I ain't your [censored] buddy."
friend of mine was a marine. he said the same thing. "" friend or comrade is what its called in this camp" btw, you got heaters that big? thats a bfm.
Wow, Very nice. When my son was young(10 -12 ish) we were at Walter Buck WMA and a big Sika came out about 50 yards. He was at the stage of too short to sit and see out the window and to tall to stand, so he kinda hunched over to shoot.
the Sika was looking straight at him. It was a stare down. the Sika barked and my son about jumped out of his shoes. the Sika won that battle. Was good memories though.
It’s too long to type but I got fooled and let a dfw guy on a few years back and he and his guests
Shot 12 times on opening morning
Killed a turkey hen opening morning with a rifle
Shot 6 times opening evening
Killed a yearling
Sent me pics of yearling after I chewed him out about it asking if they were old enough to shoot
A member was 90% sure he saw them sighting in a rifle on the county road but we could never really prove it and it was before they had met
He was just baffled when I kicked him off at the end of the year, didn’t understand what he did at all. Showed up a few weeks after his lease was up to get his stuff, brought two friends, and tried to target shoot while they were there.
I have no issue with it. No different than tracking a injured/downed deer at night while carrying a rifle. Similar to the dogs example in the OP. I also have no problem with using a thermal scope or binos to find injured/downed deer at night. Airborne thermals would be cool.
People coming here may be in for a surprise they hadn't bargained for.
Gonna be really hard in this day and age to defend without being labeled and put away. Intelligent thought and quiet mouths need to come together because our federal government no longer represents us and they monitor everything. Including what I'm saying right now.
You are 100% correct about that. Fortunately, there are a great many who are quiet, and just go about their business. Up to a point.
A dog can only [censored] in your yard so many times........