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Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

Mister Sinewave posted:

You could take up farming until it runs out.

nice

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FATWOLF
Jan 24, 2006




haha i didn't think it was possible for marstar to make their site more ugly but they pulled it off somehow. not sure why i even check it from time to time, they seem to be pretty stagnant as far as bringing anything in.

Mister Sinewave
Feb 9, 2008

Please hold still, this won't take a moment.


Holy crap their site went all early 90's

e: Not even a 'search' button?

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

At this rate of regression it'll be Gopher-only soon!

VT100 dumb terminals with "SOLD OUT" burned into the CRT

FATWOLF
Jan 24, 2006




priznat posted:

At this rate of regression it'll be Gopher-only soon!

VT100 dumb terminals with "SOLD OUT" burned into the CRT

i was gonna say frames and "under construction" .gifs but yeah, this

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Young punks today don't know how good they got it!

BBSes with terrible ANSI graphics! 2400baud modems! Stupid sister picking up the phone while you're downloading the new Future Crew demo!@

Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

holy poo poo hahahahahaha

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

I am familiar with 5.25" floppies but 8" floppies HOLY poo poo THAT STUFF IS OLD, DUDE!

aehiilrs
Apr 1, 2007


Their new shopping cart is amazing. You can take it with you anywhere and fill it out without having to use your computer.

johnnycanada
May 10, 2004
The White Samuel L. Jackson

priznat posted:

Young punks today don't know how good they got it!

BBSes with terrible ANSI graphics! 2400baud modems! Stupid sister picking up the phone while you're downloading the new Future Crew demo!@

VIOLET IS MINE YOU SON OF A BITCH YOU CAN HAVE SETH ABLE.

FATWOLF
Jan 24, 2006




johnnycanada posted:

VIOLET IS MINE YOU SON OF A BITCH YOU CAN HAVE SETH ABLE.

violet said she was mine! you better watch your back at the inn tonight

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Pimp Wars or that Doctor game where you murdered people or get out!!

mikerock
Oct 29, 2005

I know what you want. I know what you need.

tfr.ca needs some attention in teh mod forum

Sgt Fox
Dec 21, 2004

It's the buzzer I love the most. Makes me feel alive. Makes the V8's dead.


Why is this thread so dead lately?

Mister Sinewave
Feb 9, 2008

Please hold still, this won't take a moment.


Not much on TFR.ca lately either so I'm going to blame nice weather making everyone go outside

Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

I haven't had time to post lately

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Ditto.

On the plus side the updated "Awful" app on ios is the bees nuts.

Ensign Expendable
Nov 11, 2008

Родина слышит


I have two Dealfind vouchers to Silverdale that I wanted to use this summer. When would be the best time to use them? I have weekends or Mondays open to me to go down there.

Flanker
Sep 10, 2002

OPERATORS GONNA OPERATE
After a good night's sleep


Ensign Expendable posted:

I have two Dealfind vouchers to Silverdale that I wanted to use this summer. When would be the best time to use them? I have weekends or Mondays open to me to go down there.

Call them and ask. weekends there a loving zoo

quaint bucket
Nov 29, 2007



They have petting zoos?

In other news, WW2 munition found off the coast of Vancouver. I was gonna post that yesterday but it was just a lot of effort.

aehiilrs
Apr 1, 2007


quaint bucket posted:

They have petting zoos?

Sounds more like a heavy petting zoo.

The Archaic
Jul 6, 2003

Oh Coulson!

Nothing new here, though I did sell my SKS to Drakerider, and bought a repro scope mount for my SVT-40. It looks so awesome now. I can't wait to get it to the range.

I hope you enjoy your package, Drake.

Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

Posting from a gunstore itt. I am next to a mountain of Russian SKSes.

mikerock
Oct 29, 2005

I know what you want. I know what you need.

I can assure you that:

1) The mountain of SKSs I am sitting beside is larger.

2) It gets old very quickly.

Electric
Jan 13, 2011

Like THAT, human?


I don't suppose anyone has an 8mm k98k they are looking to sell? Was at the war museum recently and it's now on The List. Tiger tank is also on the list as soon as I can figure out the heist logistics; won't fit in the Volvo.

Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

mikerock posted:

I can assure you that:

1) The mountain of SKSs I am sitting beside is larger.

2) It gets old very quickly.

Yeah we just have 75 in our pile. I presume you have more.

The Nemesis builds were much cuter.


Today a stripper came in and bought an HK and paid with a roll of 20s.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

I was totally thinking stripper clip.

My uncle is selling his 7mm rem mag (browning a-bolt, left handed with a bushnell 3-9 scope) with some ammo for $500 if anyone is interested. I can get pics if u need.

It's a typical hunting rifle, shot maybe 100 times and has taken a few moose and deer.

Don't worry he's not a left handed weirdo, just left eye dominant.

Flanker
Sep 10, 2002

OPERATORS GONNA OPERATE
After a good night's sleep


Gtab posted:

Today a stripper sex trade worker came in and bought straw purchased an HK a baby police killing high powered assault weapon and paid with a roll of 20s. her employers drug money

Fixed

quaint bucket
Nov 29, 2007



I would have accepted "glock" occupying a picture of a swiss arms black special in .223 but your choice was reasonable. You got a future in investigative journalism.

Gtab I miss your old avatar

Tody was a real nice day to go shooting but I fall asleep in a sunbeam so no shooting was had by me today.

Gtab
Dec 9, 2003
I am a horrible person, disregard my posts.

Flanker posted:

Fixed

She and her boyfriend both had valid RPALs a year or two old. They were pretty cool.

DrakeriderCa
Feb 3, 2005

But I'm a real cowboy!

The Architect posted:

Nothing new here, though I did sell my SKS to Drakerider, and bought a repro scope mount for my SVT-40. It looks so awesome now. I can't wait to get it to the range.

I hope you enjoy your package, Drake.

I enjoy all packages but I'm sure your package will be something special if it runs in the family

Electric posted:

the Volvo.

which Volvo?

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

If it won't fit I'm guessing not a V70R, the best Volvo.

mikerock
Oct 29, 2005

I know what you want. I know what you need.

priznat posted:

If it won't fit I'm guessing not a V70R, the best Volvo.

I am sorry but no automatic can count as "The Best Volvo."

If I had to put money on it, it would be the Volvette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBu6STlhh8Q

850 Wagon with a Corvette motor

mikerock
Oct 29, 2005

I know what you want. I know what you need.

Also I made this post on TFR.ca, but removed it and brought it here to discuss:

mikerock posted:

I don't get it at all. Working class people are gun people. Working class people are also NDP. Where is the disconnect? Where did the NDP to Conservative shift come from?

quaint bucket
Nov 29, 2007



I saw the post and chose not to respond because stuff. I wondered the same thing and kinda marked it up as a paradigm shift in politics as the NDP became more mainstream and more focused on urban rather rural.

I am most likely wrong. I'm still disappointed in Mulclair's decision to draw a hardline on gun control. It doesn't affect a lot of gun owners who vote NDP so they won't see a negative impact but it's just disappointing all the same.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

V70Rs came in 6spd manual along with the "geartronic" one.

They had some hilariously awesome colour combos. I like turquoise paint/orange leather.

aehiilrs
Apr 1, 2007


mikerock posted:

I don't get it at all. Working class people are gun people. Working class people are also NDP. Where is the disconnect? Where did the NDP to Conservative shift come from?

Despite the CGN groupthink, the NDP+guns combination is far from rare. There's also a large number of Conservative+"Hunting guns only!" people.

I generally vote NDP* and my brother is starting to become pretty involved in the party, and we've spent many nights bitching about exactly this. In fact, we talked about it today via text message. For a little extra context, our hometown's riding is Cypress Hills-Grasslands in southwestern SK, and I'm in Medicine Hat now. I'm going to talk about the federal NDP here, because neither the SK nor AB provincial NDP are even trying anymore.

The problem is that they've done a spectacularly good job at shaving off supporters out here in as many ways as they possibly can. Their strong pro-wheat board stance gets them some support but cuts off the fence sitters who think there needs to be a safety net for small operations, but maybe the wheat board is an anachronism.

CBC posted:

As for the Canadian Wheat Board, wheat growers gave the board 60 per cent support in a vote earlier this week, following a promise by the federal government to dismantle it. Barley growers voted 51 per cent in favour of maintaining the board's monopoly. Some 55 per cent of wheat growers and 47 per cent of barley growers voted in the plebiscite.

The same thing goes for the gun registry. There are a few people who like it, lots who are lukewarm or don't think it's really necessary, and a few who think the government wants to take away anything that uses gunpowder and make them hunt gophers with a slingshot.

Add to that candidates who are inexperienced or just plain low effort (Perrier, I'm looking at you) and you have a recipe for a rout. Not because of Conservative supporters but because the Conservatives tended to hit just enough of the right points while not being totally offensive on others.

Why is this happening, though? The only reason I can come up with is that the NDP has gotten lazy. Rather than look at the modern reality of farming, they plod along with the wheat board. My generation is starting to take over their family farms, and quite a few of them have degrees that have taught them how to market their own crops. That doesn't even include farmers who have already dabbled in chickpeas, lentils, etc. and learned as they went. Few are willing to go without some sort of safety net, but for a lot of them the wheat board just isn't doing it any more.

A similar thing has happened with gun control. It's marketed as a magic cure-all for spousal abuse, northern crime, inner-city violence, and mental health issues. Rather than push hard for funding for shelters, support groups, social programs, and changing public perception of mental health issues they've taken the easy way out. This both alienates the rural voters and pisses off some others by drawing attention away from the issues that it's supposed to be fixing.

There was a feeling out here that the Liberals had abandoned this part of the country to focus on pandering to Ontario. With the way the NDP is heading, more and more people are starting to feel like they're doing the same thing, but with Quebec instead.

*This last AB election was an anomaly. The PCs were genuinely the best party in my riding, so they got my vote.

Edit:

quaint bucket posted:

It doesn't affect a lot of gun owners who vote NDP so they won't see a negative impact
They could probably pick up a lot of support around here if they'd change tack on guns and the oil industry.

aehiilrs fucked around with this message at May 12, 2012 around 06:54

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

I would not be surprised in the slightest if Quebec swings back to the Bloc (or that similar sounding party I forget the name of) next election.. The CPC has given up on trying there anymore.

"You're all a bunch of fickle mushheads!" - "Diamond" Joe Quimby

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Oh and this is a funny/sad story:

CBC News posted:

A new $20 bill set to be released by the Bank of Canada this November is raising eyebrows after it was announced that focus group participants saw "naked women" and New York's Twin Towers in the design.

The high-tech polymer note was unveiled in Ottawa last week after years of cross-country focus groups commissioned by the Bank of Canada.

Meant to evoke "the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian men and women in military conflicts throughout our history," the new $20 bill features Canada's National Vimy Memorial, said The Bank.



The monument was erected in Vimy, France in 1936 to honour First World War soldiers.

Unfortunately, most focus group participants were unable to identify the iconic memorial or even knew of its existence according to a report from obtained by CTV News.

"When you quickly glance at it, and if I didn't know any better, it looks like the Twin Towers," said one participant in the report, which was produced by market research firm The Strategic Council in Toronto.

"It's too pornographic," said another. "What is the woman on the top holding?" (edit: )


This isn't the first time Canadian currency has evoked controversy.

Focus groups for the recently revamped polymer versions of the $100 and $50 bills found the public confused about what, exactly, they were seeing.

Many people in the $100 bill focus group mistook a DNA strand for a sex toy, while some saw a skull on crossbones on the new $50.



STOP ASKING STUPID PEOPLE THIS STUFF

edit: the offending bill


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beaver_cheese
Feb 13, 2001

Bad day for that beaver.

Whoa man mark that NWS.

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