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Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 09-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By jvcstone
I've been thinking about this since you first...

I've been thinking about this since you first mentioned you thought it was diesel in the oil. Only a guess, but--- mixing the diesel with the gas in the tank would create a gas/diesel mix flowing...
Forum: Philosophy 09-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By jvcstone
I'm beginning to wonder if there is any...

I'm beginning to wonder if there is any "sentient" life on this planet.


JVC
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 07-30-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By jvcstone
Just wondering Seth--you got a neighbor who likes...

Just wondering Seth--you got a neighbor who likes pulling practical jokes????


I've had gas get into the crankcase, and it is pretty noticeable by the smell. I've had water in the crankcase, and...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By jvcstone
SO---have been looking at Sportsman Guide site ...

SO---have been looking at Sportsman Guide site


Remington and Ruger are brands I'm familiar with, but know nothing about the quality of their air rifles. Also seeing quite a few Gamo brand like...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By jvcstone
pellet gun

Got a squirrel problem and need to thin them out. Want to use a pellet gun as a long shot might be 100 feet, and don't want the noise and beyond target distance a ,22 long rifle will travel.

...
Forum: Frugal Living 06-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By jvcstone
only time HD refused the veterans discount was on...

only time HD refused the veterans discount was on a special order--cabinets I believe. No issues at all doing regular shopping. Don't know about Loews as there isn't one within a hundred miles or...
Forum: Water 05-24-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By jvcstone
seems to me that I saw an ad for drip emitters...

seems to me that I saw an ad for drip emitters made specifically for gravity flow systems. Don't recall if a specific head was needed or not. Will try to find again
JVC
Forum: Water 05-22-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By jvcstone
one thing I discovered using a gravity feed...

one thing I discovered using a gravity feed watering system---if the hose (or pipe) is not level, or runs up and down grade, the water will accumulate at the lowest points instead of a uniform...
Forum: Tractors 01-30-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,406
Posted By jvcstone
setanta --took me 40 years to realize I would...

setanta --took me 40 years to realize I would have no peace in the present until I made peace with my past--please don't just hide from it, deal with it. Today, as a 70+ year old man, I am totally...
Forum: History 01-20-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By jvcstone
having been a map maker many years ago, I enjoyed...

having been a map maker many years ago, I enjoyed that video. Fortunately, by the time I was working over a light table, areal photography was used for base mapping, although field checks were still...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-09-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,140
Posted By jvcstone
AR platform accessories

So, how many of you AR15 owners have this attached to your rifle??

https://www.rt.com/usa/409285-usa-today-chainsaw-bayonet/

Can see where it would be good for clearing firing lanes on the old...
Forum: Health 10-20-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By jvcstone
Have a friend who takes gelatin capsules daily,...

Have a friend who takes gelatin capsules daily, and swears that relieves his knee pain.

As for myself, every joint in my body hurts after 40 + years of working stone, and I also suffer from...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-14-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By jvcstone
water bath or pressure canning??? JVC

water bath or pressure canning???

JVC
Forum: Hands-On How-To 09-10-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,906
Posted By jvcstone
I've made a pretty good living in the stone...

I've made a pretty good living in the stone trades--masonry, carving, lettering, fireplace building (I can/could build a fine rumford fireplace), even some drywalling. Not too many young people want...
Forum: Financial 08-12-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,947
Posted By jvcstone
Personally, I don't know much about the...

Personally, I don't know much about the "criptocurrencies" and am not really interested in looking into them. My "hedge has been in hard assets--land, equipment/tools, and a bit of precious metal. ...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-08-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,877
Posted By jvcstone
Hi Tim, Thanks for the response. Only have a...

Hi Tim, Thanks for the response. Only have a small flock--5 hens --which supply me with all the eggs I need and many more. Long ago, I would butcher chickens and other animals, but no longer. I...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-07-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,877
Posted By jvcstone
question

has anyone heard of or known of squirrels getting into the nestboxes and breaking/eating eggs??? Have recently started having an issue with these broken eggs, and since there are a lot of squirrels...
Forum: Tractors 07-09-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,406
Posted By jvcstone
Well, since I grew up in a row house neighborhood...

Well, since I grew up in a row house neighborhood in NE Philly, I grew up with stick ball in the street, using just about anything for the ball, and football (sometimes tackle) in those same streets...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 07-03-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,305
Posted By jvcstone
and for the most part, doesn't even prevent...

and for the most part, doesn't even prevent getting the flu.:rolleyes:

JVC
Forum: Conversations 06-29-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,707
Posted By jvcstone
Now who'd of thought--hot temperatures in the...

Now who'd of thought--hot temperatures in the desert in summer???:D

the record for conus--
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-recorded-temperature

yea, its furnace...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-26-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,547
Posted By jvcstone
well thanks for that Don, though I'll probably...

well thanks for that Don, though I'll probably pass on doing it. I could most likely make some sort of fermented beverage with the stuff I now have in the frig, but since being sober for 27+years...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-24-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,547
Posted By jvcstone
soft peaches

Had a super crop of "small peaches" (should have thinned much more than I did), and while processing for freezing, there were many too soft (ripe) to peel or cut up. Soooo- being the genius that I...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 06-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,305
Posted By jvcstone
Don't know the truth of this, but a vet once told...

Don't know the truth of this, but a vet once told me that the rabies vaccine gives multiple year protection, and most likely lifetime--similar to polio, or some of the other vaccines we human pets...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 06-10-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,305
Posted By jvcstone
My vet informed me that there was a local...

My vet informed me that there was a local outbreak in cats--particularly barn cats that normally don't get shots. Family noticed a kitten acting weird, and it had scratched their young daughter. ...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 05-28-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,584
Posted By jvcstone
Those darn bird feeders can become somewhat of an...

Those darn bird feeders can become somewhat of an obsession. Think I'm up to 9 now counting 2 hummingbird sippers. BTW, those little hummers can be down right nasty to each other at the...
Forum: Tractors 05-28-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,424
Posted By jvcstone
I tend to agree with Doc, if I'm understanding...

I tend to agree with Doc, if I'm understanding the problem correctly. Blade drive belt could be worn, stretched, or the idler pulley could need some adjusting.

Starting issues could be due to...
Forum: Philosophy 05-14-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,604
Posted By jvcstone
Few years back, a septic tank pumper in this area...

Few years back, a septic tank pumper in this area was caught dumping his load at a low water crossing:eek:

JVC
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 05-03-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,790
Posted By jvcstone
Twilight's Last Gleaming

Just finished this novel by John Michael Greer
...
Forum: Water 04-25-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,966
Posted By jvcstone
don't know what folks in your neck of the woods...

don't know what folks in your neck of the woods do, but down here in Texas, a person so fortunate to have major seeps would dig a tank, let it fill with water and stock it with fish. Also good for...
Forum: Philosophy 04-18-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,604
Posted By jvcstone
A as with all fees and licenses, it's...

A

as with all fees and licenses, it's nothing more than another way for the government to collect "rent money"

JVC
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-18-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,566
Posted By jvcstone
I buy quite a bit from Sportsmans...

I buy quite a bit from Sportsmans Guide--including ammo
another good on line source is cheaper than dirt, although since they are Texas based, I have to pay them sales tax, while with SG I don't
...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 03-26-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,498
Posted By jvcstone
I get a "Russel" catalog occasionally, and it...

I get a "Russel" catalog occasionally, and it seems that a lot of their named knives are made in China also--apparently they have found a good manufacture to work with. Some high end Buck knives are...
Forum: Tractors 03-21-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,703
Posted By jvcstone
I have a Branson tractor which is Korean, and I'm...

I have a Branson tractor which is Korean, and I'm thinking that the guts for all the Korean brands are pretty much the same. Kind of like color tv's these days. Mine has a 3 cylinder diesel, and...
Forum: Water 03-21-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,615
Posted By jvcstone
that seems to be the solution around here also. ...

that seems to be the solution around here also. We do not worry about "frost lines" as the ground very rarely freezes, so usually the pump installer will drill the small drain hole (weep hole??)...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 02-01-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,232
Posted By jvcstone
thanks for your reply, Doc. Yes, that the kid...

thanks for your reply, Doc. Yes, that the kid survived for 24 hours (and a below freezing night) is what really surprised me. Must have had some sort of higher power (maybe one of the LGDs) looking...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 01-27-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,232
Posted By jvcstone
strange happening

OK--it's kidding season here, and we have had a weird thing happen. 2 days ago, a first time mom had twins, and everything went well, got her into the nursery pen--fine. Yesterday morning one of...
Forum: State / Country Talk 01-14-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,020
Posted By jvcstone
government "owns" too much of the land in those...

government "owns" too much of the land in those two states, and seems to be constantly adding more. Aside from that, rain is rather scarce, although I do remember some nice orchard country in...
Forum: Financial 12-06-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,315
Posted By jvcstone
I second that advice. Most people don't realize...

I second that advice. Most people don't realize that it is one of the primary duties of your representative in congress to help you navigate the federal bureaucracy.

JVC
Forum: Animals 11-27-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,111
Posted By jvcstone
hatching those keets has been my problem. have...

hatching those keets has been my problem. have had 3 guineas for about 4 years now--first year, one of the hens disappeared for a while, and showed up one night with 3 little ones in tow. However,...
Forum: Building/Tools 10-26-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,419
Posted By jvcstone
also, both oak and hickory are pretty hard wood,...

also, both oak and hickory are pretty hard wood, and harder still once seasoned which your laying around dead wood probably is. Bottom line--the chain will dull quickly. I usually have 3-4 extra...
Forum: Homesteading 10-21-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,369
Posted By jvcstone
thanks for that link, Randall. I did build a two...

thanks for that link, Randall. I did build a two story all masonry building in Liberty Hill, but nothing at all like this guy (Mr. Bishop) Somewhere down in Florida is another one man castle built...
Forum: Building/Tools 10-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,169
Posted By jvcstone
Hi there incoming, Probably have put down a...

Hi there incoming,

Probably have put down a few acres of flagstone patio during a 40 plus year career working stone. Got the bad knees and achy back to attest to that.

Not sure what you are...
Forum: Homesteading 10-20-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,369
Posted By jvcstone
I'm another who prefers not to wear gloves, and...

I'm another who prefers not to wear gloves, and after 40 plus years working with stone, the skin is pretty tough. For some reason, I've always felt that gloves destroy the tactile sense I find...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 09-01-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,535
Posted By jvcstone
Best innovation for splitting wood that I've...

Best innovation for splitting wood that I've come across is called-----a grandson;)

JVC
Forum: Homesteading 08-29-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,757
Posted By jvcstone
all right--hope it all works out well for you. ...

all right--hope it all works out well for you.
JVC
Forum: Homesteading 08-28-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,757
Posted By jvcstone
If I may, another thought I've had about this is...

If I may, another thought I've had about this is the timing. I suspect most people who would be interested in your admittedly good offer, would not be prepared to start what is basically a...
Forum: Handguns 08-17-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,242
Posted By jvcstone
those 4 rules country guy referred to are...

those 4 rules country guy referred to are essential--things like--treat every gun as loaded (wither you know it is not or don't), never point at something you are not ready to shoot, being fully...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-27-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,549
Posted By jvcstone
grew up in the NE part of Philadelphia, and old...

grew up in the NE part of Philadelphia, and old enough to remember the vegetable huckster (local farmer) who would come down the street in his horse drawn wagon twice a week. Course that was when...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-26-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,549
Posted By jvcstone
they could look into setting up a CSA (community...

they could look into setting up a CSA (community supported agriculture). That way a client base pays a set fee at the beginning of the year -season- and in return receives a weekly produce basket. ...
Forum: Candlemaking/Soapmaking 07-13-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,390
Posted By jvcstone
also could be a reaction between your ingredients...

also could be a reaction between your ingredients and something in your water. Water being the universal solvent can have small amounts of most anything, unless it is distilled.

JVC
Forum: Frugal Living 07-13-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,458
Posted By jvcstone
according to the Austrian school a strong economy...

according to the Austrian school a strong economy begins with and depends on savers. As mentioned above-those savings are what (in a strong economy) banks loan out for, the most part, capital...
Forum: Hands-On How-To 07-12-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,691
Posted By jvcstone
Had a friend into real nice ornamental iron...

Had a friend into real nice ornamental iron work--he told me the exact same thing about steel from Mexico many years ago.

JVC
Forum: Animals 07-04-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,266
Posted By jvcstone
Have a lot of trouble with chicken snakes. Best...

Have a lot of trouble with chicken snakes. Best remedy is some 9mm snake shot--if I actually catch one in the coop. Have tried some granulated snake repellent--jury still out on that. Have also...
Forum: Water 06-25-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,059
Posted By jvcstone
the tub bladder is a great idea for long term...

the tub bladder is a great idea for long term storage---if you happen to have 2 full baths in your apt. Other wise, keep one on hand and fill it when you know the need is arising.

JVC
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-23-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,630
Posted By jvcstone
Have no idea what Tilly might be worth--suppose...

Have no idea what Tilly might be worth--suppose what ever someone is willing to pay.

advertise her on Craig's list: best way I've found to sell (and buy) livestock--ask whatever, and add OBO.
...
Forum: Animals 06-19-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,284
Posted By jvcstone
now that took guts to admit to that doc. JVC

now that took guts to admit to that doc.

JVC
Forum: Financial 06-06-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,212
Posted By jvcstone
regular (87 octane) is up to 2.15 locally from...

regular (87 octane) is up to 2.15 locally from 1.99 2 weeks ago Diesel is staying at the same price as regular gas--which I find interesting after it being so much higher for much of the last decade....
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,236
Posted By jvcstone
the self reliance magazine has been around for a...

the self reliance magazine has been around for a little while in digital form--they just recently went to print also. Subscription info was in the last issue of BHM.

www.self-reliance.com

JVC
Forum: Financial 05-22-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,212
Posted By jvcstone
1.87 in Lampasses the other day--1.99 here...

1.87 in Lampasses the other day--1.99 here locally for about a month now. Diesel is also 1.99

JVC
Forum: Conversations 05-19-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,236
Posted By jvcstone
have had a subscription for years--just recently...

have had a subscription for years--just recently renewed again.
JVC
Forum: Livestock/Horses 05-17-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,745
Posted By jvcstone
thanks for the link, JVC

thanks for the link,
JVC
Forum: Livestock/Horses 05-15-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,745
Posted By jvcstone
have a question about the highlanders--My goats...

have a question about the highlanders--My goats have just about finished with my acreage, and I've been thinking about a small breed cattle --highlanders being one, dexters another.

living in...
Forum: Beverage Making 05-03-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,562
Posted By jvcstone
water, or coffee--only liquids allowed. JVC

water, or coffee--only liquids allowed.

JVC
Forum: Financial 05-01-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,212
Posted By jvcstone
oddest thing--both stations in my closest "town"...

oddest thing--both stations in my closest "town" have reg gas and diesel at the same price-1.99 Been a long time since there was a gas/diesel price parity, and even longer since diesel was where it...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 04-19-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,271
Posted By jvcstone
Have yet to pull the trigger on this, and have...

Have yet to pull the trigger on this, and have also been doing some internet research and talking to some people around here. Apparently they work pretty well in open areas like a garage or barn,...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 04-08-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,271
Posted By jvcstone
ultrasonic rodent control

Just curious--has anyone had any experience with these gadgets??

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=84293&promo=search&query=NF-84293

wondering if they even do a half-ast job,...
Forum: Conversations 04-07-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,161
Posted By jvcstone
Still have my copy, along with some other "Golden...

Still have my copy, along with some other "Golden Nature guides" from the same period. I was more into the rocks and mineral stuff - hence a degree in geology way back in the Mesolithic.

As for...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,637
Posted By jvcstone
Have also read quite a bit about it--seems like...

Have also read quite a bit about it--seems like the most obvious down side is knowing how the straw was raised--apparently a popular herbicide used on grain crops is very persistent, passes through...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-26-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,113
Posted By jvcstone
ditto with my socom-16 The entire post is a...

ditto with my socom-16 The entire post is a duplicamte of my experience in the army--did'nt miss a target with the M-14--including multiple pop-ups at various distances. Missed a few with the M-16...
Forum: Animals 01-18-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,027
Posted By jvcstone
Maybe it was that chicken from across the road:D ...

Maybe it was that chicken from across the road:D

JVC
Forum: Homesteading 01-18-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,933
Posted By jvcstone
never have, but I do get some good ideas from...

never have, but I do get some good ideas from their catalog;)

JVC
Forum: Conversations 01-13-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,967
Posted By jvcstone
recon I'd just keep on ranching until it was all...

recon I'd just keep on ranching until it was all gone.:D

JVC
Forum: Homesteading 01-09-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,933
Posted By jvcstone
noticed this in latest farmtec catalog: ...

noticed this in latest farmtec catalog:

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/ProductDisplay?catalogId=15052&storeId=10001&langId=-1&division=FarmTek&productId=31805

JVC
Forum: Hands-on 01-04-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,686
Posted By jvcstone
can't remember how much my unit was, but not...

can't remember how much my unit was, but not 1200. I was able to do the entire installation myself--not rocket science -- and the instruction that came with the unit were very clear and specific....
Forum: Energy 12-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,448
Posted By jvcstone
well at ten bucks apiece, I wouldn't actually...

well at ten bucks apiece, I wouldn't actually call them cheap, and I do hope they last more than a year, or the retailer and I may have a go-around.

As for radio interference--no radio's, no tv's...
Forum: Energy 12-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,448
Posted By jvcstone
so I've just put in the first LED bulbs in the...

so I've just put in the first LED bulbs in the house--have a three globe type bulb fixture above the vanity, and needed to replace 2 of the 60 watt incandescent bulbs so got 3 LED substitutes. what...
Forum: Energy 12-16-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,861
Posted By jvcstone
thanks for that information, not that it can...

thanks for that information, not that it can change anything now. Don't plan on another new refrig. this lifetime (unless it's propane)

JVC
Forum: Energy 12-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,861
Posted By jvcstone
coaltrain why do you say that bottom freezers...

coaltrain why do you say that bottom freezers are less efficient than top???My understanding is that the bottom drawer type is much more efficient than a top which dumps all the cold air every time...
Forum: Hands-on 12-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,686
Posted By jvcstone
during a remodel/addition about a year-15 months...

during a remodel/addition about a year-15 months ago, I replaced an older electric tank type with a propane tank-less (rheem from HD) it is the type that mounts on an outside wall so no venting...
Forum: Hands-on 12-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,148
Posted By jvcstone
years and years (and years) ago I spent a summer...

years and years (and years) ago I spent a summer working for a sail maker my Granny knew. He had a government contract for tent ropes, and he had me doing eye splices and end whips. Counting me, it...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 12-05-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,898
Posted By jvcstone
can't say it is my favorite--don't think I've...

can't say it is my favorite--don't think I've found that one yet. I usually use the diamond blocks these days.

However, this is a handy little sharpener for carrying out to work, and does a...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 11-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,592
Posted By jvcstone
have spent the past three nights with the Devil's...

have spent the past three nights with the Devil's Chessboard--a searching look into the brothers Dulles, and what they did to America.

Always knew that there were a lot of CIA/State department...
Forum: Homesteading 11-08-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,911
Posted By jvcstone
winter chicken blues here too---haven't had an...

winter chicken blues here too---haven't had an egg for 3 days now. course, only 2 hens can't be expected to lay up a storm this time of year--question for the OP-do you ever through some scratch...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 10-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,246
Posted By jvcstone
I agree--a good milk replacer if you are not...

I agree--a good milk replacer if you are not milking one of your other cows. Sometimes, you can "convince" another lactating cow to adopt the little orphan.

JVC
Forum: Homesteading 09-28-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,109
Posted By jvcstone
agreed that as time goes by, the working body...

agreed that as time goes by, the working body slows down. Find myself taking more frequent and longer "breaks" than during my working years, and like some others have mentioned, I hire out some of...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 09-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,928
Posted By jvcstone
So how does one go about swapping out operating...

So how does one go about swapping out operating systems--Linux to replace windows?? and with linux as an OS, what do you use for a web browser--could I still use Mozilla--

complete tech...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 09-03-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,928
Posted By jvcstone
no land line, or cable available where I now...

no land line, or cable available where I now live, and since I don't use TV, satellite and the such doesn't make much sense. I use AT&T for my cell phone, and they offer this thing called an...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 08-31-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,896
Posted By jvcstone
personally, I think that "common core" is just...

personally, I think that "common core" is just one more step in the no child gets ahead policy the federal government has been forcing on the country ever since it involved itself in education back...
Forum: Solar 08-31-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,381
Posted By jvcstone
am using a grundfos pump with a 5000 gal storage...

am using a grundfos pump with a 5000 gal storage tank. the controller shuts the system off when the tank is full, so the pump is not running continuously while the sun is shining --in fact, it...
Forum: Animals 08-28-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,708
Posted By jvcstone
the thing is great--don't have to get up with the...

the thing is great--don't have to get up with the sun to let the birds out, and I know they are secure at night even if I happen to be gone (or in bed before sun down), Love it.

JVC
Forum: Animals 08-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,708
Posted By jvcstone
I"m also of the opinion that leaving any sort of...

I"m also of the opinion that leaving any sort of stock untended for more than a day or two is just asking for trouble. Biggest concern with chickens would be feral (or just regular that pack up)...
Forum: Solar 08-17-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,689
Posted By jvcstone
WWW--found this page: ...

WWW--found this page:

http://answers.walmart.com/answers/1336/product/16795213/questions.htm

apparently not quite what is advertised, but then I know nada about this stuff, and need to find a...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,412
Posted By jvcstone
a little feral cat tale (tail): Lady friend...

a little feral cat tale (tail):

Lady friend brought a couple of shop cats (neutered)from my city place here to the ranch when I moved out here full time. Kept them penned for a week or so so they...
Forum: Solar 08-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,689
Posted By jvcstone
what do you think about the 120 amphour batteries...

what do you think about the 120 amphour batteries like those available at walmart for around 100 bucks???
JVC
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,725
Posted By jvcstone
Believe the USG is already doing that on a...

Believe the USG is already doing that on a regular basis.
JVC
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-04-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,725
Posted By jvcstone
BFF--sorry, my bad--it was actually #8 shot: ...

BFF--sorry, my bad--it was actually #8 shot:

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/419045-man-shoots-down-drone-over-back-yard/

JVC
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,725
Posted By jvcstone
let's see now, one article said the drone was...

let's see now, one article said the drone was well over 200 ft up, another says over 250 ft, and then 274 ft Seems to me that's one hellof a shot with #7 bird shot, basically straight up if the...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,725
Posted By jvcstone
I suppose a person has no right to shoot a home...

I suppose a person has no right to shoot a home invader either. That is exactly what the idiots controlling the drone were doing--ignoring private property rights, and not only that, but videoing...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 07-30-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,444
Posted By jvcstone
AH, the main stream media--all fluff, no...

AH, the main stream media--all fluff, no substance--all of the time.

JVC
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 07-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,592
Posted By jvcstone
just finished with a trio of global...

just finished with a trio of global warming/climate change books--all real science from the "deniers" side of the issue.
Next up, Ron Paul's latest--Swords into plowshares

That's in addition to...
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