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Political Discussion / Re: Tax Fraud
« on: December 08, 2022, 01:52:27 PM »
Social classes are a reality of all societies regardless of the economic ideology adopted.

The term upper, middle, and lower class are essentially theoretical constructs whose income boundaries are defined by those in-power namely the ultrawealthy.  1) In practice, there are no standard income levels that are used to define social classes from country to country, which reinforces that such distinctions are more politically determined by the ultrawealthy in-power versus calculating that figure mathematically using a nation's GDP as its starting point.

2) What is interesting in America's case is how it is often suggested that the poor in that country is way better off than the poor of another country like Saipan, for example.  Such apologists give the illusion of America's economic system being the best in the World, which may be somewhat true for those Americans who at least have a roof over their head.  3) However, given the innate trials and tribulations of homelessness, I fail to see the advantages of being poor and homeless in America versus another nation.
1) I don't think of an income level, let alone a standard.  From friends I grew up with, it's relative.  A few that I felt were definitely upper class viewed their families as "middle class" because they didn't keep up with the Joneses. 

2) I have never heard that suggested.  Doesn't make it so (or not so). 

3) I have visted some quite poor areas.  Parts of the PI is probably some of the poorest I've been to.  I have really good friends that did an EMBA trip that included to the slums of India.  Damn, the stories they told about that place. . . I haven't been to India, but from what I saw in parts of the PI, I can't see how it's an advantage. . .
Political Discussion / Re: Brazil Elections - Discuss
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:22:53 AM »
jan 6!
nuclear codes!
pee tape!
tax fraud!

Political Discussion / Brazil Elections - Discuss
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:17:39 AM »
Brazil elections.  Discuss

Why isn't it all over the US news?

Were you even aware of that there's a "situation" in Brazil regarding recent elections?
Political Discussion / Re: Trade rape
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:16:00 AM »
Or 22LR as a self defense round… ;)
Bruh. . .

Gotta be high velocity. . .
Political Discussion / Re: Trade rape
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:15:30 AM »

Oh no he didn't.....................................
Ford vs Chevy  ;D

Insert the meme with arguing over a rock  :rofl:
Political Discussion / Re: Tax Fraud
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:14:39 AM »
That only works in a society were all social classes make an inflation adjusted living wage or better and provided everybody especially the ultrawealthy are strictly monitored to pay their portion, which they will sidestep entirely by purchasing what they need in bulk from other countries like China and directly shipping it back for themselves at a much lower rate.

If those who can't even afford rent are expected to pay 15% of their income that does not even allow them to survive is begging for a societal revolution.  But perhaps that's not necessarily a bad thing, if that happens to be the current situation of that society.
Interesting. . .

Expanding on the above, what are your thoughts on the "social classes"?  Specifically countries with a distinct upper and lower class?  Vice say countries with a middle class. 
Political Discussion / Re: Trade rape
« on: December 08, 2022, 09:02:59 AM »

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B, no question

Might as well start another thread on 9 vs 45  ;D
From he who owns no firearms or reloading equipment!
Only hypothetical ones!

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He has a "classical Google trained education"

All of my pistols have combat or USPSA/IPSC competition sights.  That is if I replaced the stock ones.  I found that as long as the front sight is bright, I like plain rear sight.  Your vision and natural tendency is to center and level things.  That's why I don't like the U-notch rear.  A good exercise for "acceptable wobble zone" is to put the front sight at the extremes of the opening in the rear sight.  Left, right, up, down.  Then see what the hits are like at various distances.  I think most of my iron sights are all within a 6" circle to at least 5-7 yards, maybe more (I haven't done that in a while). 
General Discussion / Re: No one can buy a gun in OR starting 12/8
« on: December 08, 2022, 06:59:16 AM »
There were a couple of interesting YT videos posted yesterday on this.  One by Armed Scholar (2a attorney in CA) that mentioned that there are multiple cases (State and Fed) and they had different rulings recently.  It was pretty interesting on how those different rulings could play out.  The multiple case part is something I will have to read up on more. 
General Discussion / Re: Chief Logan says to call 911 if you see a gun
« on: December 08, 2022, 06:56:31 AM »
And in reality the Chief is creating situations where legal gun owners/permit holders can, and with a higher probability, be shot.

Excited citizen calls 911 about a man with a gun. HPD dispatches 4 to 6 officers who are now hyped up about an encounter with a firearm. Do you really think the cops will be calm and rational? They'll be screaming at the GO to drop the weapon, get on the ground, keep your hands where they can see them and so on. The GO is trying to comply and just is saying "I have a permit, let me show you". GO attempts to get wallet and now gets shot by the cops because the rookie starts yelling "GUN GUN GUN".

Yes that's the simplified version, but the process by which there is a high likelihood of occurring. How many stories have you heard of where that scenario plays out?

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Joking version: Would be a good test of response time for 911.  As well as a case study to see if having a big dog would have helped in the situation.

Slightly more serious version:  If Karens start calling 911 more often, it will lead to "alarm fatigue".  What could go wrong? 
General Discussion / Re: Palmetto state armory complete uppers
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:28:19 PM »
a few months ago, PSA would not send me 30 round AR mags
Yeah, I recall that happening a while back.  A couple others stopped that too, like gunmagwarehouse and at least one more.  :(
General Discussion / Re: Palmetto state armory complete uppers
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:13:05 PM »
I recall that workaround before.  I think the last one I ordered, HI was available in the shipping.  And shipping cost was decent.  However, time from order to ship can be a crap shoot with them.  I recall them getting roasted for a long time about that. 
Political Discussion / Re: Tax Fraud
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:08:20 PM »
Do you feel the same way that I do, that it is a sad state of affairs that your condemnation of Trump is  he is worse than Clinton? Just having her email server is a crime that should have had her in prison. But also lying to congress , orchestrating the whole Russian collusion hoax, that we spent 33 million trying to convict Trump of, Only to find out it was the Democrats that made it all up.

I have very little faith in either party, but for real, when all we can do is try to defend our position saying our mobster is better than your mobster? How sad is that ?
Bingo!  Our "freedoms" have been reduced to choosing the one you hate the least.  I despise Biden.  I despise Trump quite a bit too.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Are Red Dots MORE Accurate Than Iron Sights?
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:05:48 PM »
I think with the red dot, you're relying more on finding and aiming the dot, which can take a fraction of a second or more.

With iron sights, I imagine you are relying partially on the sights and partially on muscle memory to "naturally aim" the pistol.

I found in MPPL stages, especially with cardboard targets within 10 feet, i didn't concentrate on the iron sights as much as "point and shoot".  I found I had a tendency to hit the upper A region (headshot) without taking much time to line up the sights.  If I were using a red dot I'd be taking more time to acquire and place the dot before firing without trusting my "natural aim" as much.

That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it!
In the other video I posted, Mike Pannone describes what I've noticed.  That your eyes can pick up on the misalignment ahead of when you could with irons.  That if you're so off with a RDS, you don't see anything.  Even if you're way off with irons, you see it and can "course correct" quickly.  Yup, repetition and natural or developed POI are "a thing" for sure.  To each their own. . .

At first, I was slower picking up the dot.  Going back and reading my thread on experience is a fun reminder. 
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Are Red Dots MORE Accurate Than Iron Sights?
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:00:46 PM »
I'm leaning toward being lucky.
Nah, seriously you're probably more accustomed to the VP9.  I bet if you shot a VP9 with RDS against irons only, after some training time, you'll do better with the VP9/RDS.  Also, switching between guns with different angles can be a hinderance, at least it is for me.  Yeah, I can adjust on a given range day, when I have time for some dry draws to "reset".  But I do notice a difference. 
General Discussion / Re: Palmetto state armory complete uppers
« on: December 07, 2022, 12:56:17 PM »
Same as the two responses above.  I ordered a complete upper as recently as this past July.  They usually have pretty good sales for national holidays.  They also have one-day type sales often.

I have to complete PSA uppers and they've been pretty good.  I use them as beater/testing guns, but they haven't failed me, yet. . .
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Are Red Dots MORE Accurate Than Iron Sights?
« on: December 07, 2022, 12:30:20 PM »
3,5,7,10 and 15.  Wasn't side by side, but 1 after another.  But to be fair, I have way more reps on the VP9 with irons than the RDS and Shield.  Like 6 more years of reps.
Prob a better comparison with similar frame size/class guns. . . For rapid fire, sounds like you're controlling recoil better with the VP9.  Or you're just blasting away and getting lucky.  Like Dumb and Dumber  ;D

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Or what corruption MSM or media outlets (including online) convey. . .

But critical thinkers can't possibly have access to other sources of information. . .
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Are Red Dots MORE Accurate Than Iron Sights?
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:22:23 AM »
So with slow fire, the RDS was much more accurate than irons.  But with faster firing (not rapid fire), my irons were more accurate.  This is based on a Shield with RDS and a VP9 with irons.  I did shoot the VP9 2nd, so maybe I was warmed up since the Shield was done cold.
At what distance?

Try doing side-by-side at say 5, 10, 15, 25, etc
General Discussion / Re: CCW Candidates and Live Fire Examinations
« on: December 07, 2022, 09:35:43 AM »
Thanks :shaka:  I don't subscribe to FB, IG, or any other social media.  Appreciate the info.
Check CMO's thread.  I can keep you posted on other opportunities as well. 
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