User Profile: The Knave

The Knave

Member Since: December 25, 2011

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  • September 2, 2014 at 7:22am

    I didn’t say it was impossible to find them for purchase, just not available in most shops that specialize in fish. With the increase in acrylic tanks, it’s not as rare as when glass tanks were the only option. Trust me though, if you have a smaller glass tank and you purchase one of these, there’s a good chance the little beast will crack it.

  • [4] September 1, 2014 at 8:49pm

    there are plenty of cases where these mantis shrimp have cracked the glass of the aquariums they’ve been kept in. It’s difficult to find one for purchase for this very reason. I’ve seen them, but they’re always kept in huge aquariums where the glass is thicker to hold that much water. A 50gal or less? forget about it.

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  • [13] September 1, 2014 at 7:03pm

    “The FBI said in a statement Monday afternoon that they are “addressing” the incident.”

    Translation: The FBI agents are staring at nude pics of actresses to get familiar with the case. This may be a prolonged investigation……

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  • September 1, 2014 at 7:00pm

    with all these ice bucket challenges popping up on the internet and the increase in outdoing each other, I propose the challenge be switched to having these morons switch to a bullet proof vest and having someone shoot at them. As the increase in outdoing each other continues it’s just a matter of time before someone attempts to catch a bullet with their lips. These morons wouldn’t realize what was happening until their numbers start dropping.

    I look at it as a win/win. A decrease in morons, all for a good cause…..

  • [3] September 1, 2014 at 6:36pm

    @Chips

    when I was growing up we had a party line. IF, and I do mean IF, we were given permission to use the phone, we’d have to pick up the receiver and listen to see if the neighbor was on and if so we’d wait until the line was free. Once when one of the neighbor’s daughter came home from college one summer, that party line was worth it’s weight in gold for me and my brother. I would be banned from the Blaze if I posted some of the things that girl said on the phone. But for my brother and I, it was entertainment worth waiting for. Very educational….

  • August 31, 2014 at 9:23pm

    flashback alert….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzPcMzy4WI8

  • [72] August 31, 2014 at 7:31pm

    question is….does a release of urine make you run faster, or is it an effective shark repellant? Further testing may be required.

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  • [1] August 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

    OK Ken, I’ll grant you that on the scale of intoxicants, I believe that alcohol is stronger then dope. That being said, there’s the law, and then there’s FAA regs. Two different animals. Doesn’t matter if pot is legal and the strength of aspirin. If the FAA says no marijuana in your system, at all, then you as a pilot if you wish to keep your ticket you don’t smoke….period.

    Commercial pilots are subject to random drug testing by their employer (as per FAA regs), while private pilots aren’t. At their annual flight physicals, private pilots are urine tested for Diabetes, but drug testing isn’t conducted (you answer a questionnaire stating you are not a user) and if found to provide false answers your rating is pulled. The FAA is wanting to change that to drug analysis at yearly physicals. That’s why I said they are strongly looking at crashes and compiling data concerning intoxicant use. Serious pilots don’t partake of anything drug wise and avoid alcohol. It is not cheap to obtain a license (private, and full commercial ratings will run $100K) or to keep it current. Why take the chance of losing something that’s difficult to obtain just for a little fun?

  • [1] August 31, 2014 at 5:30pm

    I’m waiting for the NTSB to determine that marijuana is the cause of a crash similar to this. I know for a fact they’re looking for a strong case to cite for further regs for private pilots. As this impact occurred in Colorado, you can bet they’re all over it. Please note I am not saying that drugs were involved, and every pilot I know, private, commercial and military do not partake of anything stronger then alcohol. But as more and more states legalize marijuana, it’s definitely on the FAA’s radar…so to speak. Prayers to the family members.

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  • [5] August 31, 2014 at 12:06pm

    we learned very early that the drugs were not the answer. The most popular one prescribed was Clonidine and it turned him into a zombie. The wife and I switched Drs and stopped the drugs. We just learned to deal with our son’s tics and he learned to deal with them drug free. He’s 21 now although WE know he’s affected, nobody else seems to know because he’s adapted and is able to “mask” his tics, which have also lessened as time goes on. You’re right….drugs aren’t the answer. They enable others (parents, teachers, etc) to deal with his situation, it doesn’t really help him.

  • [25] August 30, 2014 at 9:43pm

    I have a son with Tourettes, and most people are woefully ignorant of the affliction and how exactly a person with Tourettes acts, or suffers. As to what everyone thinks of in regards to swearing, it is extremely rare. Really, really rare. While learning to deal with our sons tics, both physically and vocally, we would explain to his teachers that anywhere from .5% – 4% of any given population will have Tourettes. Out of those with Tourettes, only about 10% will experience a need to swear (called Coprolalia). Our son never experienced this (although he did pull a fast one with a teacher once).

    This is not meant to be preachy to anybody, but in all the years our son has been alive we’ve only met one other set of parents who had a child with Tourettes, with everyone else having an impression of Tourettes that just isn’t really true. The vast majority of people (more males then females) don’t ever really outgrow Tourettes, they just learn coping mechanisms and in a way suppress the tics, although that’s really not a correct explanation. Most boys suffer in school because they can’t control the tics, but by adulthood they’ve learned how to either mask the tics or channel them in other forms of release. My son described it once as having to sneeze. A person can usually stall the sneeze, but eventually it will come out. Kinda the same way with Tourettes.

    This guy with Tourettes most likely has never swore because of his condition, but still suffers the stigma of the uneducated

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  • [13] August 30, 2014 at 9:00pm

    “I AM smarter than other posters.”

    yet you use an obsolete usage of the word, trist. Perhaps you meant to use tryst, but your fingers are not as educated as other posters in this forum. You may very well want to instruct your fingers to engage your cerebral offerings as opposed to using your other head….if you’re capable of disengaging your hand from said head.

  • August 30, 2014 at 2:49pm

    click the link

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  • August 30, 2014 at 2:48pm

    that video went poof quick

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  • [33] August 30, 2014 at 2:28pm

    black gurls luv their Coochie bags. or is it Gucci? I don’t remember which…..

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 2:25pm

    I don’t remember Trapper John ever being this irate, even with Maj Burns

  • [28] August 30, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Come on guys……this warning is by our government. you know, the same asshats that issued a warning (by Homeland Security no less) of the risk of dropping a frozen turkey into a pot of boiling oil. there are people actually being paid to point out common sense.
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/11/22/dangers-deep-fried-turkey/

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  • [1] August 29, 2014 at 9:35pm

    Monk, OT…but did you happen to catch this?

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BORDER_SHOOTING_MILITIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-08-29-20-19-35

  • [28] August 29, 2014 at 6:47pm

    well hell….I guess using a blowtorch to prepare your s’mores is out of the question then huh?

  • August 29, 2014 at 5:40pm

    also good to have is a few iodine bottles and a shortwave. in your food stores have some jars of honey. honey will keep forever, there are documented cases of honey being found in tombs thousands of years old and still viable. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life-1218690/?no-ist

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