Saturday, January 21, 2006

Well . . . Let's See Now . . .

Two of the junkers left today, that's three down counting the van from last week. I sold my Geo Storm, I was going to make an autocross car out of it, but I guess I need an autocross car like I need a hole in the head. I have too damn many hobbies already. ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, RC cars, RC airplanes, CB radios, this blog, wrenching on cars in my shop, gunsmithing and reloading, hunting, target shooting, fishing . . . like I said, I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head. The other car went to a worthy cause, a friend of Tony's that needed it far worse than me. I hope it treats him well, it isn't much, but it's better than nothing.

As gffirefly pointed out in comments a while back, the previous pics were nowhere near all inclusive. ;) This is the Beasty, my motorhome, and the car that Tony helped me give away to a worthy cause.

This is the one that got sold, I could've fixed it and sold it for a lot more than I did, but that would've taken time away from the rest of my hobbies. This way I've got money to buy more goodies. However . . . . .

The Dixie Drifter, having successfully turned a debate about Constitutional rights into a debate about my knowledge of electronics, has now made it perfectly clear to me that when it comes to all things electrical and political, I'm an absolute dumbass, hey, he said it so it must be true, he even has a poll up to prove it, or at least he did, his blog changes or moves daily. Since I obviously know absolutely nothing about electronics or politics I guess I can give up the RC cars, the RC planes, CB radio repair, all the nifty little tester doodads that I have for working on electronic fuel injection on cars (the Drifter loves it when I talk about technical stuff in general terms, so I won't refer to them as code scanners or VOM meters, just nifty little tester doodads). The Drifter started out in the beginning questioning my knowledge of firearms, so since he's smart enough to know what those little green telephone junction boxes along the road are called, that obviously proves that I know nothing about guns either, or at least to hear him tell it it does. Oh no, that was politics wasn't it, that's right, the phone boxes prove that I know nothing about politics. Since I obviously know nothing about electronics, guns, or politics, I can't possibly know a thing about computers or writing, so I guess the blog is history too. Sorry folks, I can't have you reading the opinions of a proven dumbass, that would be extremely irresponsible. Turning a dumb ass like me loose with a motorized vehicle would also be irresponsible I think, well, so much for the ATV, the sled, the dirt bike, and my job. Since I know absolutely nothing about all of my hobbies or my job I guess . . . . . no wait! There's one left! I can still go fishing! No more work, no more trucks, no more wrenches, no more soldering irons or multimeters, no more stacks and stacks of schematics and service manuals, just me and my boat. Sounds good to me. Unless of course someone would like to use the fact that I don't know the proper name of those nifty little phone plugger inner things on the wall to prove that I can't possibly know a thing about boats or fishing poles either? Give me a fucking break.

FYI Drifter, I've been soldering shit together to the amazement of my parents and friends since I was 5. By the time I was 10 I could build an AM radio out of just about anything, a box of parts from other things I'd taken apart, or a hunk of wire, a safety pin, a razor blade, an earphone and a piece of pencil lead if you want to keep it simple, sorry if I never cared much for telephones. I've never met a car, motorcycle, snowmobile or ATV that I couldn't fix, and that includes this "new shit" that everyone claims you can't work on yourself, as well as TV's, VCRs, tape decks, CD players, computers, toasters, coffee makers, refrigerators, cook stoves, hair dryers, and vibrating personal massagers. ;) I know plenty of tricks when it comes to repairing, accurizing, modifying, and refinishing guns, some of the latest fads, as well as proven old time methods many of which have been forgotten by all but seasoned old timers and a few young bucks smart enough to listen to them. If it exists, I've probably tore it apart and found out what made it tick. Do you know what a 2SC 2078 transistor does? And if you don't does it prove that you don't know anything about cooking? Do you know what a Colpitt's Oscillator is? And if you don't does it prove that you don't know a thing about taking care of horses? Do you know what a UEGO sensor is for? And if you don't does that prove that you know nothing whatsoever about the coefficient of friction necessary for a railroad locomotive to pull a load up a grade? I know all kinds of shit, I could go on all day. You can use your knowledge of telecommunications all you want to prove your point, it doesn't prove anything except the fact that you don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of when it comes to a debate about Constitutional rights because you've been blinded by propaganda and bullshit to the point where stereotypes and generalizations have become fact in your mind.

I support the ENTIRE Constitution, not the right side, not the left side, the whole thing, and your posting of a picture of a telephone junction doesn't prove jack shit about the government or its corruption. I've tried to agree with you when possible. I've stuck up for you all over the place when you've went off topic, made blatant generalizations, and insulted people for no reason, and I'm done. If you can't even tell the difference between a debate about the Constitution and a discussion about the finer points of phone tapping, then I guess we're not on the same page and we never will be. Tell everybody you won the war if you want, you've already spoken volumes about your character, and we all heard it.

34 comments:

Joe Visionary said...

... um... the 2SC2078 is probably the horizontal drive transistor, though it may also be in the power supply of any Japanese television... and the Colpitts oscillator has been superceded (as have most high frequency oscillators for rf) by direct digital synthesis (dds)...

How about car/motorcycle repairs? Or home renovations? I've run the gamut there too...

... frankly, I've had enough of the lot: give me goat hearding in the Pyrenees...

Justin said...

Well, actually Joe, the 2SC2078 is the final rf amplifier stage in most Cobra CB radios, archaeic technology at it's finest, but electronic none the less. Are they really in TV power supplies too or was that just a guess? I was going to order some but if they're in TVs I just figured out where I can scam some, thanks Joe, now I'll have to find an old TV to tear apart.

How am I supposed to make my point if you give the troll the answers? I thought you were on my side. ;)

The Dixie Drifter said...

Sounds like ole' Jason is having a senstitive attack on the Drifter....soldeing shit together ...got that right, probably what it is when you were finished with it...another piece of shit....that goes in the back seat of one of the junkers parked out in the back yard.....that is after you finished soldering the piece of shit together.....just because you have a computer and can get on to the net and sign up for a blog account doesn't make you a fucking computer expert......most of that shit you are soldering together, you can go down to your local Wal-Mart and buy a new one...that shit is made to throw away......Now as far as my blog goes I want something that I have total control over, something that I can say is mine, something that I done....now you are such a fucking expert on everything and like to ask all of these bullshit questions....challenge go and build your own site you are so fucking smart and know everything...you are a fucking gunsmith, rancher, electronics engineer, mechanic, telelecommunications expert, CB radio repairman, computer repairman, shit the list just goes on and on....probably know enough about each item to get your ass in trouble...is that why you have all of those fucking junkers that do not run....fucked them up trying to repair is my guess???? even goes on to tells eveyone he is a friggen expert on the constution....must be a lawyer also....right Jason.

The Dixie Drifter said...

To make one other point clear I never made the statement that I was a master gunsmith like yourself, I made a statement about removing the BB's from a shotgun shell and shooting it off which I advised against, then enters the master gunsmith Jason with all of his friggen wisdom on the subject....I let it die because you cannot argue with a know it all. Infact Jason I have never made the statement about being a master of anything....unlike you....

Anonymous said...

Who is Jason? Are you so pissed that you can't even get names right? I think your right, your not an expert on anything! And don't forget fuck this and fuck that. Wait you are an expert on something, lots of %@#*& comming out of your mouth and bunches of bullshit. It takes a big man to do all that! Have you ever heard of making something yourself instead of lets go to Wal-mart? Yeh lets go to Wal-mart and give them more money. Do you have any pride? Can you do anything yourself? Yes you can do something yourself, You can come back on me for commenting on Jason's (Justin's) blog. WOW! Don't forget (Something that's mine. Something that I've done.) What have you done? Opened your Aligator MOUTH that your MickeyMouse ASS can't handle?! As for Justin's ability to fix cars MINE runs GREAT because of him and those other cars we're gave to him by people that thought he needed more to do, or for parts to keep running the vecheles he has. They thought wrong so why make them run. Clean off your own back porch befor you start on others, and on that note I will take my advice and shut up. I'm sure you'll have lots to say about what I have wrote. I know I did not touch all of your wonderful comments (and probably won't) But I have a life and don't need a computer to take up what little time I have for myself to bitch about your bullshit comments. Drifter you need DRIFT away.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Who is Mr Anonymous? he is just a Horse that finished last....that is what the Drifter thinks.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I did not learn how to spell by an expert. Guess I'll ask Justin if he has some time to teach me. And sence this was my first comment atempt, I also did not know I could only be anonymous sence I do not have a blog so this ones to say I am the wife!


And your quick Drifter but, as I was saying nothing comes out but bullshit you can't even comment on anything I said, just want to know who I am. (Thats what the Drifter thinks)

The Dixie Drifter said...

Mrs Anonymous is the wife..well blow me down...see justin came over and started using the fuck word in my site, being the friggen genius that I am and having the control of the forum, we just threw in some filters to block out or filter the words...I guess he soldered that piece of shit together that you are driving also...correct.

Anonymous said...

Thats your comment?!?!
Thats all you have to say!!
And I thought you we're going to say so much more.
Comment after comment thats what I thought, oh well!
I've had the same car for 9 years because JUSTIN can fix it, I am not the typical female that only knows where the gas goes, and because I am not the typical female that needs new materialistic crap!

5 said...

Drifter, up here in Montana, we dont get much into playing this shit. Justin is a good man like most of us up here.
You may be a good man too but this little troll war youre trying to keep alive isnt helping your cause.
Now its true, I am a friend of Justin's, I would help him move when needed and move bodies when needed too. But his point is that B*scho is taking away our privacy. Your point is-B*sh isnt.
Well, the proof is in the fact that there is even a debate on this.
Now down in Ol' Tennessee, you may worry about Osama coming in and wrecking your shit. Up here, we are armed to the teeth and dont worry about Osama-those damn Californians take up most of our time. We or most of us up here anway, have a strong tradition of independence and a good neighbor way of life. You started trolling up here on his blog and then really when off the deep end with your own site. Having been there myself, its embarrassing to see a grown man act that way-it sure was for me once I stepped back and saw how stupid I was acting.
You should really look at what you are doing and saying, it aint making you any friends.
Now, I can say a few things here but instead, Im turning the other cheek and just hoping you calm down, think about what you are saying and move on.
You like B*sh? Great, go hang at a blog that likes B*sh.
Up here, we like freedom more than we like any politicians.

An aside and it doesnt matter really....
Tennessee is my third favorite state. That ol' Cotton Patch area has more than a few Lewis's running around, Memphis has 8 of them, the rest are in New Bern, North Carolina. One of the prettiest drives in this country is Hiway 64, smack dab through the middle of Tennesee.

Joe Visionary said...

If I can avoid what I have called the Great American Civil War of Rhetoric for a moment, Justin, you may find cheaper and more readily available NTE or ECG equivalents to the Japanese transistor. Also, I'm betting that the power supply regulating transistor wont work (well)for an rf final stage, though if its for the CB band at 27 MHz, it may be OK.

If you can handle transistor specifications (like pnp, npn, mosfet, darlington, etc), you may be able to fudge a sub. Most of the info you need you can find on the web.

The Dixie Drifter said...
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The Dixie Drifter said...

Tony I'm going to say this one more time, so read slowly, I put up a post of a telephone junction box related to wire tapping which appeared on all of the major news network, I even pointed out this wasn't the best picture to make my point. The point of the post was how the news media will get people up in a frenzy by the way they report a news imtems, and how misleading it can be, by words or pictures they use...it had nothing to do with supporting the government, this is where Justin came in and turn it around.

Now as far as you being well armed up there in Montana, that is good, but these guys are not going to come at you with their AK-47"s as we well know...I'm sure justin is going to pop in and give us some of his expert advice on Terrorism, and that I am wrong because he has been trained in anti-Terrorism tatics and they will come marching right straight across I-90.... right into Bozman...right Justin.

5 said...

"If I can avoid what I have called the Great American Civil War of Rhetoric for a moment, Justin, you may find cheaper and more readily available NTE or ECG equivalents to the Japanese transistor."
I think the Visionary is speaking code for Osama! :)

There ya go again drifter, blah blah blah, step back and look at yourself and calm the hell down! We are all on the same side and besides-if you think Justin knows shit, I have forgotten more than both of you will ever know....

Justin said...

Oh no Tony, the visionary is contributing worthwhile information, unlike some people. At least I finally found someone that can have an intelligent discussion about electronics, I'm sure he could even teach an "expert" like me a thing or two, probably quite a lot actually since I'm far from an expert in everyone's world except, well, we know who. ;)

The reason I'm looking for a Japanese transistor, a 2SC2078 to be exact, is because that's what's in the radios from the factory, so they're a direct swap. You can study the specs and find substitutes, even other Japanese units since the values aren't all that critical and the factory parts are usually rated to barely handle the power requirements in an effort to save cost. When switching to American standard transistors though, one has to be careful since they're not always a direct swap, the B C and E (I'd be willing to bet that you know what that means unlike some people, obviously you probably already know all of this), aren't always in the same order, you can't just solder them in. With a spec sheet, as I'm sure you know, it's quite possible to make substitutions as long as the terminals all wind up hooked to the right place and the values are within spec. Even though I've never proclaimed myself an expert at anything, I do know at least a few things, especially about subjects that interest me. I think you know the point of my rhetorical references in this post, Joe. I was trying to prove a point, unfortunately the point was lost on the person it was intended for.

The Dixie Drifter said...

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The fuckers are .86 cents a piece there is a link above, why don't dig deep in your pockets to see if you have enough money to buy one or two and then you can get your CB up and going. Once you get one do not forget to solderer the piece of shit into the radio.

Justin said...

I didn't say I didn't know what they were, or where to get them, I asked a rhetorical question to prove a point, as I said already however, the point was lost. Thanks for your advice, but I'm already an "expert", remember?

The Dixie Drifter said...

Did I make a statement that you did not know what they were, do not think so, you just kept carrying on about getting one of the damn things so I thought I might lend a helping hand so you can get the friggen CB radio fixed...remember they are only 86 cents a piece, if you do not have that much money I sure you can find enough empty beer cans along side they road in Montana to secure the money you need.

The Dixie Drifter said...

The Drifter started out in the beginning questioning my knowledge of firearms,

I remember being outside as a kid and having to run for cover because all of the BB's started coming down around us. They were bouncing of off out aluminum boat which was turned upside down in the yard LOL.

I would recommend cutting the end off of your shot gun shells and taking out the BB's so as not to injure anyone.

I so bad want to ggo out and do this time honored tradition up here on the main land but I don't think it would go unnoticed up here amongst the Mainlanders.

Also had a similar thing happen when I was in the former Yugoslavia when they won the Soccer championship. Only it was AK 47 projectiles that were coming down LOL. Real war zone no pun intended.

4:54 AM


The Dixie Drifter said...
Good day to you Wayne, know what you mean about tradition around here sorta gone south know one pulls out the guns anymore and fire them off, maybe a few fircrackers and a occasional cherry bomb but that is about it. I was reading nl-expatriate's comment on removing the end of the shotgun shell which contains the BB's. not a good idea once you do that all of the pressure is taking off the powder and just enough left to get the wad about 3/4 of the way down the barrel, plus it leaves not much of a sound, now if you decide to take and put another shell in the gun with BB's still in it, I will give you one guess what happens..you got it it, you will blow the friggen end of the barrel right off, you know how I know that, done it once myself and I was lucky that no one got hurt from the barrel pealing back like you just pealed a banana, so you are much safer just shooting it off into the air.

5:33 PM


NL-ExPatriate said...
HMM Dixie

I've done this quite a bit and never had a problem, but I do see where your coming from and it could result in exactly what you described because that is how we destroy confiscated field pieces.

Wayne did you see the post made over on my site where a guy has some old NFLD stamps hes looking to unload I pointed him your way because I remember you stating that you were a collector.

8:38 PM


NL-ExPatriate said...
When are you going to put some more pics of the Table mountains up? I truely do love that area of NL.
Townie Bastards blog has some sort of pic flip thing that allows you to have a photo album on you blog.
Just checked its called
www.flickr.com

8:42 PM


Justin said...
I consider myself pretty knowledgable when it comes to guns and I've never heard of a shotgun wad getting stuck in the barrel by removing the shot, not unless it was a mighty loose load anyway, nor of one having sufficient resistance to blow a barrel if another shell is fired. Are you sure that you weren't using an incorrectly loaded handload shell, or using smokeless powder in a Damascus or other black powder barrel? I'm not saying that it couldn't happen, I'm just saying that the odds are probably about as slim as the odds of somebody getting hurt by falling shot, possible but not likely.

Anyway, I'm not trying to be an annoying know it all, I just don't want to see another fun tradition fall victim to the safety police, seems that down here in the "land of the free" there's somebody trying to outlaw everything that's sharp, fast, flammable, or goes bang in the name of being everyone's nanny. Common sense is good, but sometimes you gotta take a risk or two if you wanna have some fun.

1:23 AM


Table Mountains said...
i'll run this one across you guys.have you ever cut off a shell?years ago we done it several times while hunting.not having a 12 gauge slug available we would cut the 12 gauge shell off through the plastic that seperated the powder and shot.placing it back in the barrel it could then be used to kill a moose or caribou at about 50 yards max.we did it several times.

5:54 AM


The Dixie Drifter said...
Justin if you do not believe what I say give it a try, cut the top off take the BB's out and then put it in the shotgun and shot it, after shooting.. make sure you do not check the barrel and then put a full load in and let er' rip...let me know the results...I have done a lot of loading of shotgun shells and believe me you need pressure on the powder to make it work and the pressure comes from the BB's being placed into the wad, once you remove the crimp all of the pressure is gone...please give it a try and let me know the results..

7:09 PM


Justin said...
OK, Dixie, no reason to be that way about it pardner. I have done exactly what you describe several times and I've never seen a wad get stuck in a barrel, or a barrel get blown by such a slight restriction that's all I'm saying. As I said, I'm not saying that it's impossible, just unlikely. I fully understand the principles behind pressure and it's effect on powder, but if the wad is tight in the shell it isn't going to lose pressure by the crimp being cut off. Here's a test for you, go buy a box or two of factory shotshells, take them out of the box and shake them. Do any of them rattle? If none of them do I'd be really surprised. Now if the shot in those shells can rattle that means that the crimp isn't what's holding the pressure on the charge, the fit of the wad is. Even then it doesn't matter. How many rifle shells are loaded to the point of compression? Some are, some aren't, but whether or not it's a compressed load, it will still fire and propel the bullet out the barrel with plenty of energy to spare won't it? When powder burns it creates gas that expands exponentially, as in thousands of times, plenty of times to fill the barrel of a shotgun and therefore push the wad out the end. If you blew a barrel that easily it was probably ready to blow anyway. But like I said, I'm not saying that anything is impossible.

This is from the blog where Justin accused me of saying that he knew nothing about guns read and weep and you can see this boy likes to streach the truth, otherwise tell a little white lie No where in this did I say he knew nothing about guns.

Justin said...

Hmmmmm . . . feeling lonely? Doesn't look like your polls are getting much response. I'm sure getting a lot of hits because of your efforts, thanks for the traffic. I'm not arguing with you, build your personal little world however you want, it's your story. If you ever find the humility to admit what a baby your acting like, come by and apologize and we'll see about starting over, I don't hold grudges. If you started a blog expecting everyone to agree with you, you were sadly mistaken. Don't feel bad, I went down the same path when I first started doing this, but it didn't take me nearly as long to figure out that it doesn't work, I made an ass of myself much the same as you're doing, then stepped back and took a rational look at it, then apologized to the guy I went overboard on. See the comments from Joe Visionary? He's the guy, we get along now because I realized that he had the right to his opinion even if I didn't agree with him, and that I was only making an ass of myself arguing with him since he was far more capable in a debate than I was. In the end I discovered that we actually agreed on a lot of things, so I quit calling him names and making generalizations about him and started seeing him as an individual and realized that he's pretty damn smart. I know you're a smart guy too, you're just missing your mark by getting hung up on bashing me. Your web design skills are outstanding, your site looks great, it's your content that's lacking. I've sent a few friends over there to see what you're writing about me and as we were laughing at how far over the top you've gone, they even said that if you'd apply half as much effort and skill to your writing as you did to your site design, you'd have one hell of a site. See, I just give credit where credit is due. In spite of all the nasty stuff you've fabricated about me, I can still compliment you where you deserve it. I know I can come across as a know it all sometimes, you're not the first person to notice by far, but that's because I have and have always had a ravenous hunger for knowledge. I try to learn as much as I can about anything and everything that interests me, and I have an excellent memory for mostly useless information. I'm not going to apologize for it, it's just who I am. If you don't like it, don't read it. Now that, my friend, is what's called humility, it's what you do when you realize that you screwed up. Some people don't have any humility, I'm still waiting to see if you do, but I'm not arguing with you.

Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win, you're still retarded. ;)

Take it easy Drifter, best wishes from the trailer park.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Justin the truth hurts dosen't it, I have run across thousands of people like you during my life time, you told a fucking lie and it is right there in black and white and you cannot deny it. You made a statement that was not true, trying to make yourself out to be the big shot, my guess is you know very little, in other words just a fucking blow hard, I work with a guy just like you, they can talk the talk but never walk the walk, other words just full of shit...once I leave this site down the shitter it goes...you got that shit right my web skills out weighs yours by 1000% percent, I'm really suprised that you did not offer up some of your expertise.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Justin take a look at me do I look like I am someone that would apoligze to the fucking likes of you, that i'll be the day..tell me the truth you were joking when you said that, right, maybe not small mind small brain.

Justin said...

So I see, you still don't get it. Point missed as usual. Shall I enumerate the lies? Should I include the ones on your site, or just the ones here? I thought I'd try one more time to be reasonable, I see I was wasting my time. Have fun Drifter. I know one thing that you're definitely better at than me, that's making an ass of oneself.

Dawn said...

I want to know what the drifter is smoking?? -remember this -sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me... na na na- (thought I would write it so it was at Drifters level) I would love to compare IQ's for the both of you Just what did Justin lie about- guns- knowledge about guns. all you need to know- guns don't kill people kill- their now i am an expert.

Justin said...

Careful Dawn, he'll be slamming you next. Maybe I should post some of the pictures of the deer and elk you've shot, really frost his ass to know a girl is a better hunter than him.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Dawn.....did you take time to read the post? or can you not read, which one is it?...my guess is the latter....Justin you beacme un-resonable when you made an ass out of yourself by calling me a liar...as far as my site is going, almost 2000 hits as of the 22nd, and that will build after we get this thing off the ground.

You are correct the content is lacking, but that will come after I finish with you, right now you are more important, so if you want to stop by and offer up an apology, it would be appericated......The Dixie Drifter

Justin said...

2000 hits huh? Congrats Drifter, glad to hear it, I'll have to send a few more your way, everyone I've sent over there so far has had a good laugh if nothing else. I have too, I can't imagine why a grown man would dedicate so much of his time trying to prove something to a bunch of insignificant trailer trash just because they don't worship his lord and master Mr. G W Bu$h. That is what this is about, or at least that's the way it seems from my end. You can change the subject all you want, everything was just ducky until you disagreed with my political views, I tried to prove a point, and you flew off the handle. I guess I should have "just let it die, you can't argue with a know it all", after all.

"Justin you beacme un-resonable when you made an ass out of yourself by calling me a liar..."

"This is from the blog where Justin accused me of saying that he knew nothing about guns read and weep and you can see this boy likes to streach the truth, otherwise tell a little white lie"

First of all, the only way I'm making an ass of myself is by continuing to give a shit what you think, I should be just ignoring you. Second of all, who's calling who a liar? I remember being called a liar, which I still don't think I am. I didn't say that you said I knew nothing about guns, I said that you "questioned my knowledge of guns". Big difference. Why don't you read what's there in black and white, I seem to see a whole lot of "now I'm not trying to be a know it all" and "I'm not saying anything is impossible". That's what everyone else sees as well, everyone I've talked to anyway. You would do yourself a favor by "finishing up" with me as soon as possible, you can bet that I'm not wasting any time worrying about you. As far as the lies are concerned, perhaps you should read your own site, never mind the lies here. The trailer park boys say hello, I hope you had a good laugh about that, I've had a sense of humor about it for years, and it is funny. No one envies my possessions, but they all envy my payment book. Have fun Drifter, I have to go figure out what transistor to put in my CB so I can talk to the Broke Back Mountain boys next door. That shit is rich man, you really should stick to history and comedy, they're by far your strong points. Give up on the belittleing of others, it doesn't win any friends, maybe it did in 3rd grade, but it doesn't anymore.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Justin this started over a blog where we were talking about the performance of a shotgun shell when you remove the shot from it, I made a statement and you disagrred with me, I stated if you do not believe what I am saying then give it a try, that is when you shot your mouth off that I was questioning your knowledge about guns, that statement was never made by me as you well know.

Normally I do not go around bragging, but with a clown like you what else is one supposed to do.

Some facts for you over a 25 year period I probably have loaded more shotgun shells than you will of dream of loading and know damn well how a shotgun shell will perform when certain conditions are not met.

I was borned with a gun in my hand, raised up with them and carried one during my 3 1/2 years in the military, from the M-2 Carbine, 38 special, S&W combat masterpiece, 45 auto and M-16.

After the military I go into trap and skeet shooting and for a 25 year perood here in Western WA I was shooting 4 to 5 times a week and it wasn't for fun, it was at every money shoot that I could attend, I do not know how many MEC 600 JRS and 650's I went trough during that period, so do not tell me I do not know.

I have owned or shot most of the brand name Italian guns, model 1100, 870's but my favorite one was a Winchester model 12 that was originally a field grade gun, I took and re-done it myself from the blueing right down to replacing all of the wood with trap grade stock and forearm. So yes i damn well know what a shotgun shell will do when you remove the shot from it or if the wad is only half full of shot, I will not going to say it will do it everytime, plus if the pressure and seatting of the wad are not correct then the shell is almost worthless. my favorite powders were Red Dot, 700X or SR7625

The Dixie Drifter said...

January 2006 8 22 5 3 2122
2006-01-21 2 6 2 3 125
2006-01-22 1 7 1 2 538
2006-01-23 2 2 0 2 322
2006-01-24 2 4 2 3 717
2006-01-25 1 3 0 3 420
Hits from the new blog, just wait I will have them over a thousand a day once I get this thing really going. Justin you know why I can pull numbers like that without any content as you would say, hey I know what I'm friggen doing.

Justin said...

Drifter, I could care less if you get a million hits a day, I'm not in this for hits, I'm trying to offer something besides the same old drivel. If I ever decide to do this for a living, then I'll worry about hits. I don't write this stuff because I'm trying to win a Pulitzer, I write it because I like to write. I could care less if anybody reads it, but plenty of people do anyway and I'm thankful for it. I don't advertise, I don't promote myself in any way, and I could care less about popularity.

As far as my web skills are concerned, everything I know about computers has been learned on my own in the last 8 months, that's when I bought my first computer, 8 months ago and I knew exactly dick about them before that. Like everything else I do, I didn't go to school for it, I taught myself and I still am. How long have you been doing this stuff? How much time do you spend on it in a day? Most of my hobbies revolve around getting out of the house, not sitting in front of a computer. Respect me for it or don't, hate me for it or don't, I really don't care.

As I said before and as you've posted all over the place, my comment over at Wayne's was full of "I'm not saying anything is impossible" and "I'm not trying to be a know it all", there's a reason that I know as much as I do, I tend to listen to people that know more than me. I wasn't calling you a liar, I didn't say it was impossible, I just said it was unlikely. I've heard of several people blowing the barrels on black powder shotguns by using modern ammo, I thought maybe that was what you did, and I was trying to get more info. You have to remember that I'd never talked to you before, I had no idea what your background was, and you had no idea about mine. If it bothered you so bad that I questioned you, you should have said something then. That way maybe instead of it festering in your mind for a month or two and coming to this, I could've learned a thing or two from you. At the time you were coming across as saying it would blow a barrel every time, as you just said, that isn't the case.

When I was a kid we used to cut the end off a shell, dump out the shot, and put an aluminum arrow down the barrel of this old beat up single shot my neighbor had, it'd really launch that sucker, it was cool. I've dumped the shot out of shells and fired them to make noise without raining BBs all over the place, my dad used to cut them open and fill them with rock salt to run off the neighbor's goats, and I've never seen a wad get stuck in a barrel, that was all I was saying then, and it's all I'm saying now.

I too was born with a gun in my hand, and you're right, you probably have loaded more shotgun shells than I ever will because I don't shoot shotgun enough to make it worth reloading for me. When I was a teenager I used to shoot trap with a friend of my dad's quite regular, but he was a competition shooter and loaded his own ammo by the truckload, we just payed him for the shells. I just got into reloading recently because the rifle I shoot is hard to find ammo for and expensive when found.

The one time I did try to learn something from you I asked you a question and you never answered it, you deleted the entire blog and came back with this calling me a know it all shit. I'm not wasting any more of my time with this, I have better things to do. In other words, get over it and we'll start over, or fuck you, I've got enough friends.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Ok, it is over enough said on that subject, nothing like a good brew ha ha...I learned to use a PC out of necessity, learn it or find a different job.

For only 8 months your skills are pretty good a lot better than mine were at 8 months. I learned how to build them myself again out of necessity because my oldest boy would have a fit everytime I crashed the one I had and he had to rebuild it for me.

As far as the web stuff, again that is all self taught, trial and error, the reason I deleted the other blogs they did not do what I wanted them to do, I wanted one that I had control over not someone else. Once your expertise level rises then you also will want to start doing other things with it as I did, come summer time the computer becomes less because then it is off fishing and camping.

To be honest with you the blog I have now I did not build the format it is what they call open source code, you download it, change it to the way you want it to look and then put it up on a server from someone that sells the space.

Dawn said...

Justin you were right - he said something mean about me... but his last post was better- sounded a little more grown up - maybe his son made him take his medication today...

Justin said...

Glad to see you finally settled down Drifter, I'm far too insignificant to waste so much effort on. I see that you're focusing your efforts on Bu$hmerika now, all I can say is good luck. You may want to take your friend mrigmaiden's advice however, about truth and negativity. Some of the contributors over there are very original, remember about the generalizations. I for one seldom if ever copy and paste anything, and I'm by far not the only one. Once again, not trying to tell you your business, and not trying to be a know it all, just a little advice from me to you, unless you're spoiling for another scrap with someone else.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Justin I think your post was the only one that was original, you look at everything else, it is nothing but recycled news from another source, I think the site is a classic example of a handful of left wing political hacks who have yet to get over the Presidential elections of 2000 and 2004.

Now if they want to start their own blog review, and review mine, I say go for it, or if they want to post over at my site and give a rebuttal they are more than welcome, the only thing is they have to sign up and get an account, as you well know blogspot accounts will not work there.