Coffee for Three

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jwhouk wrote:
Atomic wrote:
jwhouk wrote:...does a Louisville TPS count?
Only if you have the mandatory TPS cover sheet in place. Protocol and all that, don't ya know!
You have no idea what a Louisville TPS is, do you?

I wouldn't need a cover sheet. Blade tape, maybe, but not a cover sheet.
Even so, your TPS reports still need a cover sheet!
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FreeFlier wrote:A baseball bat might work . . . if you're strong enough and healthy enough to use it, have enough room to swing it (good luck in a hallway), and the attacker doesn't have a gun.
It is your house, so you get to pick where you engage him. Him having a gun is completely irrelevant in a home invasion scenario because he'll never be able to level it at you. He turns a corner, and gets hickory to the temple/knee.

It doesn't take much strength, either. If you don't have the strength to swing a bat, you don't have enough strength to handle the recoil on a gun.
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ShneekeyTheLost wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:A baseball bat might work . . . if you're strong enough and healthy enough to use it, have enough room to swing it (good luck in a hallway), and the attacker doesn't have a gun.
It is your house, so you get to pick where you engage him. Him having a gun is completely irrelevant in a home invasion scenario because he'll never be able to level it at you. He turns a corner, and gets hickory to the temple/knee.

It doesn't take much strength, either. If you don't have the strength to swing a bat, you don't have enough strength to handle the recoil on a gun.
You're zero for two on that . . . He can be six feet away, and out of reach. And I can handle the recoil, but if I try to swing, I'm going to fall. (I'm mobility impaired, and cannot fight hand-to-hand any more.)

If I can't use a gun, my only other choice is bleating "please don't hurt me."

Not acceptable.


You can choose to use an ineffectual tool, just don't try to tell me I have to use it too.

Oh, and an intruder that carries a gun will normally carry a pistol . . . "leveling" it is not a problem. Point and bang!

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FreeFlier wrote:
ShneekeyTheLost wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:A baseball bat might work . . . if you're strong enough and healthy enough to use it, have enough room to swing it (good luck in a hallway), and the attacker doesn't have a gun.
It is your house, so you get to pick where you engage him. Him having a gun is completely irrelevant in a home invasion scenario because he'll never be able to level it at you. He turns a corner, and gets hickory to the temple/knee.

It doesn't take much strength, either. If you don't have the strength to swing a bat, you don't have enough strength to handle the recoil on a gun.
You're zero for two on that . . . He can be six feet away, and out of reach. And I can handle the recoil, but if I try to swing, I'm going to fall. (I'm mobility impaired, and cannot fight hand-to-hand any more.)

If I can't use a gun, my only other choice is bleating "please don't hurt me."

Not acceptable.


You can choose to use an ineffectual tool, just don't try to tell me I have to use it too.

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My Brother-in-law is as big around as he is tall- so is his wife, my wife's sister. In hand-to-hand, neither one is capable. Swinging a bat is also less of an option. Gary bought two semi-autos in .22 LR and fitted them with lasers. Double tap between the eyes and it's all over. Annie (my wife) is a remarkable specimen- her C&C is a .44 magnum. She prefers wadcutters- imprints the blunt nose with a cruciform cut. This is bear medicine... but then, she can also drop a tree with a double bit axe. I live very well and sleep soundly 'cause I don't treat her bad.
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Any weapon you can use, immediately when needed, is preferable to a better weapon you can't use, or can't access right now.

The person attacking you is already at the ready. You have to make up for that.
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...it concerns me that in a thread about a story about my anniversary and retirement, it has devolved into home protection...
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jwhouk wrote:...it concerns me that in a thread about a story about my anniversary and retirement, it has devolved into home protection...
The wonders of topic drift . . .

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Your anniversary and retirement deserve protection!
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Atomic wrote:Your anniversary and retirement deserve protection!
And pie.
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Dave wrote:
Atomic wrote:Your anniversary and retirement deserve protection!
And pie.
Habanero pie?


. . .


I'd better watch that . . . someone baked some habanero cookies.

. . .

And they were pretty good.

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Local supermarket chain here has hatch green chile apple pies in stock....
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Oh, I don't think I'll have any issues finding spicy stuff down there. Whether or not my stomach will agree with it, that's another story.





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FreeFlier wrote:
Dave wrote:
Atomic wrote:Your anniversary and retirement deserve protection!
And pie.
Habanero pie?


. . .


I'd better watch that . . . someone baked some habanero cookies.

. . .

And they were pretty good.

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A couple of years ago, I ate a habanero brownie. It was very good. My son liked his, too.
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Chile pies, habanero pies, fine whatever, people are weird.

But habanero brownies? Come on, have they no shame? They're ruining perfectly good chocolate, gorramit!
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GlytchMeister wrote:Chile pies, habanero pies, fine whatever, people are weird.

But habanero brownies? Come on, have they no shame? They're ruining perfectly good chocolate, gorramit!
They're just honoring tradition. Among the Aztecs, chocolātl was served as a beverage which often included hot peppers and other spices.

The addition of milk and sugar is (I gather) a nontraditional hack by Europeans who couldn't handle the real stuff.
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Dave wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:Chile pies, habanero pies, fine whatever, people are weird.

But habanero brownies? Come on, have they no shame? They're ruining perfectly good chocolate, gorramit!
They're just honoring tradition. Among the Aztecs, chocolātl was served as a beverage which often included hot peppers and other spices. . . .
AFAIK it was rather "gritty" as well.

Smooth chocolate is a eurpoean invention . . . the process is called conching.

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FreeFlier wrote:AFAIK it was rather "gritty" as well.
Yup. Inside the hexagonal carton are bitter, gritty cakes.
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AmriloJim wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:AFAIK it was rather "gritty" as well.
Yup. Inside the hexagonal carton are bitter, gritty cakes.
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Delightful when you grind up a 6th of a cake in a cup of coffee
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I have GOT to get me some of that. Need to look on the shelves at the local market that caters to the Hisanic trade - they have lots of goodies of that nature.
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Just Old Al wrote:I have GOT to get me some of that. Need to look on the shelves at the local market that caters to the Hisanic trade - they have lots of goodies of that nature.
It's actually pretty common- if there's a Hispanic section, it will be there... otherwise, look where they have the bakeable chocolates.
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