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    Posted: August/28/2019 at 15:10
So, here I am in Miami helping my son out with some major renovations at his home. So far the weather has been relatively balmy, in the mid 90’s everyday with killer humidity. Have so far avoided heat stroke by consuming copious quantities of Coors light, one of the few perks.  Turns out he also has an iguana problem, they seem to find his pool a delightful place to have a crap. Figured his Walther PPQ might disturb the neighbours so decided to buy him an air rifle. Years ago went to a place called Dick’s - not sure if it is named after a founder or the way they conduct business.  Anyway, the place had zero firearms and 3 lonely air guns. Only positive is that they were on sale so I guess they are not going to be selling anything resembling a gun.

So far no visits from the iguana, maybe they have a sixth sense about these things and now we are hearing on the news that Dorian may pay us a visit, possibly as a Cat 3.  Shoulda stayed home - at least my beer would have had some taste along with being wet. The things we do for family!
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Is the basement still for rent?
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Dogger, this seems to be leading up to a story like "Things that go bump in the night"
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Don't go to Dick's for anything. They're back stabbing cowards.
Don't go to Florida in August, or September, and don't renovate a house in those months either.
Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.
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I read online afterward that the CEO of Dik’s stopped selling firearms in 10 stores in Florida as a test to see what would happen. They are claiming that sales are higher now following the ban although I’m sceptical about their methodology. Also read that rather than sell their existing inventory of “assault” rifles to other retailers they had them destroyed!  Not sure if they plan to stop selling firearms in all their other stores but not a big deal, since there are many other alternatives.

Agree with visiting Miami in August but no choice since this is the time slot the contractor gave. Some real irony here since the reno’s are a result of repairing damage from hurricane Irma.
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I don't know if it's the CEO or VP, but SHE is a bleeding heart liberal that has been spending her time making bad commercials and "F ing" up DICK's....

I haven't set foot inside  Dick's since they announced getting rid of their firearms....

You'd think a Sporting goods store would know what it's customer like..... She'll probably be the down fall of Dick's....
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The CEO of Dick’s is the son of the founder.
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Incidentally, there's a hurricane heading to Florida!!   
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We don't shop at Dick's no more.....
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Dick's also owns Field and Stream stores. Note, not related to F & S magazine
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We have a couple of decent gun stores close to where I live. Avoid going to Bass Pro unless necessary. Don’t really have anything against them but the family owned businesses provide far superior service and you get to know them and vice-versa. A little more costly because they don’t have the volume buying power but it feels good to support the small guys who generally know what they are talking about.

Have noticed lately that some of these stores have locked doors and a push-to-enter bell arrangement. Kind of sad but a sign of the times I guess.
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I remember buying bullets at some ladie's house out in the sticks who had a Sinclair gas pump out front. You pump the gas, go inside and give her the dollar and buy a box of 22s......( for 50 cents...) *

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Shouldn’t tempt fate but it is starting to look like Miami may miss the worst part of Dorian. Still expecting heavy winds, significant rainfall and probable power outages but nothing like was previously feared. Mixed feelings because while we were hoping this thing would take a northern track that means some other poor bastards were going to get hit bad, but family first I guess.

At least my son will be better prepared for future events. Bought a decent genny (Honda EU7000) wired him a service plug and bought extra fans and a portable air conditioner. With hurricane Irma the power was out for two weeks, so no refrigeration or air conditioning.

God help those poor people in the Bahamas.
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Some cities have the new electric light Ed but most of us use kerosene or whale oil lamps. The lamps are better anyway ‘cause they throw more heat for those long cold nights.
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Ahhh, the Ice Review in Ottawa.  I love it.  I've got to go back someday...  Ice sculptures, frozen river that everyone skates on... good memories that need refreshing...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Ahhh, the Ice Review in Ottawa.  I love it.  I've got to go back someday...  Ice sculptures, frozen river that everyone skates on... good memories that need refreshing...











Can't do that anymore. Global warming put a stop to that. Haven't you watched the news?
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Yeah, now he will need to go to the equator....
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