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Rattler last won the day on February 17 2018

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About Rattler

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    Elite NY Hunter

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    Hunting, Fishing, Women & Whiskey

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    Kimber 84M Montana 7mm-08
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  1. Just goes to prove why gun laws exist. Nothing gives the govt more control over it's citizens than laws stripping them of Constitutional rights. Gang bangers in NYC have their firearm possession charges plea bargained away all the time, so the prosecutors can put them away for lesser offenses like selling drugs. Many of these gang bangers are caught with illegal firearms in their possession multiple times and never get convicted for any of them. The gun charges would put them away for life after a few offenses, but they go to prison for a couple of years on the drug charges and they get paroled. The govt doesn't care about people who possess illegal firearms or possession by felons, when those criminals are threatening private citizens. The govt only cares about people in possession of firearms when they challenge the govt. Ruby Ridge and Waco should have proved that beyond a doubt.
  2. That's what Social Security is. They force everyone to put money into an account that will be for your retirement. The problem lies with the govt having the ability to take money from the account. If Social Security funds were deposited into an account administered by a private entity that could not take any of it from you for any reason, it would work. Since the govt can "borrow" from the account, it is insolvent. Regardless, when the govt runs up a national debt it can no longer even pay the interest on, the whole economic collapse will make all retirement accounts worthless anyway, as the dollar will be worthless. Ammo will become the currency of the 21st century.
  3. I've had a cheap foam one like that for over 15 years. I like how it fits in the rear pouch of my vest. It also moves in the breeze, so it adds life to the decoy. I'm not going to spend any money on anything else. I hunt the woods, not fields. Having a decoy helps bring the birds into range much faster. Seems if the Tom hears a hen, but doesn't see one where he expects it to be, he will hang up until he does.
  4. I wouldn't say he is a "nobody". He has gained quite a bit of interest on the subjects he writes about. That's because his writings are quite difficult to refute. He had first hand experience with the collapse of the Soviet Union, is highly educated and well positioned to compare the Soviet collapse to what he sees coming in the US. You may not want to believe what he says, but you would be wise to listen to him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Orlov_(writer) Orlov was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and moved to the United States at the age of 12. He has a BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was an eyewitness to the collapse of the Soviet Union over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late 1980s and mid-1990s. In 2005 and 2006 Orlov wrote a number of articles comparing the collapse-preparedness of the U.S. and the Soviet Union published on small Peak Oil related sites. Orlov’s article "Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US" was very popular at EnergyBulletin.Net. The EnergyBulletin.Net review states that “Orlov's main goal is to get Americans to understand what it will mean to live without an economy, when cash is virtually useless and most people won't be getting any income anyway because they'll be out of a job.” The review by author Carolyn Baker, notes that Orlov emphasizes that "when faced with a collapsing economy, one should stop thinking of wealth in terms of money." Physical resources and assets, as well as relationships and connections are worth more than cash and those who know how to "do it themselves" and operate on the margins of society will do better than those whose incomes and lifestyles have plummeted.
  5. These illegals, whom this article refers to as "migrants", are nothing of the sort. Migrants come and then return. These illegals never return. They are also said to be seeking asylum, but once they enter the US, they do not follow through on any asylum proceedings and just vanish into the illegal alien underground. These men are trying to help the Border Patrol, which is spread very thin. The article says the Border Patrol doesn't want their help, but I do not think that comment is coming from the rank and file officers. I believe it comes from the politically appointed officers who do the bidding of elected officials that are playing political games. Leftist Progressive Marxists are doing everything they can to stop any type of effective border security. The more volunteers on the border right now, the better. Claiming these men MIGHT do something wrong, is not a valid reason to stop them. All LEO's might do something wrong. Should we eliminate all LEO's to protect the "human rights" of all criminals? Ridiculous!
  6. Rattler

    6 more weeks

    I will take some good photos for you guys when I get it back. I asked for a semi-sneak position looking to it's right, just as it was when I shot.
  7. Rattler

    Check the sights on your turkey slayer

    I have the Hi Viz front and rear open sights on my Mossberg 835. They attach to the vent rib. Never had to readjust them after the first sight in about 20 years ago and they are spot on out to 50 yards with 3.5 inch #5's.
  8. Rattler

    6 more weeks

    I took my 8 point to the taxidermist the day before Thanksgiving. Called him yesterday to get an estimated completion date. I was told 6 more weeks. He's a great taxidermist who does excellent work and he said he was trying to take less each year, but it's not happening. Can't wait to get it back though.
  9. Rattler

    Notre dame on fire !!

    I didn't see anything about this on the evening news. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ATTACK THWARTED? "A man was taken into custody in New York Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two canisters of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and two butane lighters, authorities said. ... It is too early to consider terrorism but 'I think, if added to that the events at the iconic location of Notre Dame and all of the publicity around that, I think this is an indicator of something that would be very suspicious,' John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence & counterterrorism of the NYPD, said." (Fox News)
  10. Rattler

    Notre dame on fire !!

    The Notre Dame fire may have been completely accidental, but the ruination of France certainly wasn't. Notre Dame will come to stand for the burning of western culture in France. France was lost long before Notre Dame was.
  11. October 2020 marks my 50th year with a hunting license.  Nothing else has held my interest that long.

  12. Rattler

    Todays chuckle

  13. Unfortunately? On the contrary, this is the best thing Trump could hope for in 2020. Sanders cannot win a national election because he has accomplished nothing his entire life and Trump has lots of accomplishments to point to. Sanders would simply prove how loony and far left the Democrats have gotten, which would scare the crap out of the majority of US voters.
  14. Rattler

    Notre dame on fire !!

    Notre Dame is the third church in Paris to be damaged or in flames in just the past few months. In mid-March, a similar scene played out in Saint Sulpice, in the sixth arrondissment (district) of Paris. This fire was a criminal act. Another attack occurred on the Basilica of Saint Denis. Located in the north of Paris, this basilica houses the tombs of many kings and queens of France, which were violated and destroyed, along with the organ. This also was a criminal act. In fact, in 2017 alone the French government recorded 887 attacks on Christian artifacts or churches.
  15. He knows we are not stupid, but his supporters are.