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News / Re: Robber meets Jesus!
« Last post by Inertialmass on Today at 04:19:58 AM »
Always the binary either/or.  Who said anything about gun grabbing?  I have dozens of guns new old and inherited out here in the woods and zero concern that anyone will try to take 'em away.  Redneck burglars raised in "good" Christian homes aside.  Pretending that complete deregulation would make everyone happy and safe is the real laugh.  Best practice has always been to regulate known, dangerous stuff like steam boilers, explosives, automobiles, guns and so on.

Does this sound unregulated to you?:

Militia Act of 1792

The Militia Act of 1792, Passed May 8, 1792, providing federal standards for the organization of the Militia.

An ACT more effectually to provide for the National Defence, by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States.

 I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia, by the Captain or Commanding Officer of the company, within whose bounds such citizen shall reside, and that within twelve months after the passing of this Act. And it shall at all time hereafter be the duty of every such Captain or Commanding Officer of a company, to enroll every such citizen as aforesaid, and also those who shall, from time to time, arrive at the age of 18 years, or being at the age of 18 years, and under the age of 45 years (except as before excepted) shall come to reside within his bounds; and shall without delay notify such citizen of the said enrollment, by the proper non-commissioned Officer of the company, by whom such notice may be proved. That every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch, and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise or into service, except, that when called out on company days to exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack. That the commissioned Officers shall severally be armed with a sword or hanger, and espontoon; and that from and after five years from the passing of this Act, all muskets from arming the militia as is herein required, shall be of bores sufficient for balls of the eighteenth part of a pound; and every citizen so enrolled, and providing himself with the arms, ammunition and accoutrements, required as aforesaid, shall hold the same exempted from all suits, distresses, executions or sales, for debt or for the payment of taxes.

 II. And be it further enacted, That the Vice-President of the United States, the Officers, judicial and executives, of the government of the United States; the members of both houses of Congress, and their respective officers; all custom house officers, with the clerks; all post officers, and stage-drivers who are employed in the care and conveyance of the mail of the post office of the United States; all Ferrymen employed at any ferry on the post road; all inspectors of exports; all pilots, all mariners actually employed in the sea service of any citizen or merchant within the United States; and all persons who now are or may be hereafter exempted by the laws of the respective states, shall be and are hereby exempted from militia duty, notwithstanding their being above the age of eighteen and under the age of forty-five years.

 III. And be it further enacted, That within one year after the passing of the Act, the militia of the respective states shall be arranged into divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, and companies, as the legislature of each state shall direct; and each division, brigade, and regiment, shall be numbered at the formation thereof; and a record made of such numbers of the Adjutant-General's office in the state; and when in the field, or in serviced in the state, such division, brigade, and regiment shall, respectively, take rank according to their numbers, reckoning the first and lowest number highest in rank. That if the same be convenient, each brigade shall consist of four regiments; each regiment or two battalions; each battalion of five companies; each company of sixty-four privates. That the said militia shall be officered by the respective states, as follows: To each division on Major-General, with two Aids-de-camp, with the rank of major; to each brigade, one brigadier-major, with the rank of a major; to each company, one captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, four serjeants, four corporals, one drummer, and one fifer and bugler. That there shall be a regimental staff, to consist of one adjutant, and one quartermaster, to rank as lieutenants; one paymaster; one surgeon, and one surgeon's mate; one serjeant-major; one drum- major, and one fife-major.

 IV. And be it further enacted, That out of the militia enrolled as is herein directed, there shall be formed for each battalion, as least one company of grenadiers, light infantry or riflemen; and that each division there shall be, at least, one company of artillery, and one troop of horse: There shall be to each company of artillery, one captain, two lieutenants, four serjeants, four corporals, six gunners, six bombardiers, one drummer, and one fifer. The officers to be armed with a sword or hanger, a fusee, bayonet and belt, with a cartridge box to contain twelve cartridges; and each private of matoss shall furnish themselves with good horses of at least fourteen hands and an half high, and to be armed with a sword and pair of pistols, the holsters of which to be covered with bearskin caps. Each dragoon to furnish himself with a serviceable horse, at least fourteen hands and an half high, a good saddle, bridle, mail-pillion and valise, holster, and a best plate and crupper, a pair of boots and spurs; a pair of pistols, a sabre, and a cartouchbox to contain twelve cartridges for pistols. That each company of artillery and troop of house shall be formed of volunteers from the brigade, at the discretion of the Commander in Chief of the State, not exceeding one company of each to a regiment, nor more in number than one eleventh part of the infantry, and shall be uniformly clothed in raiments, to be furnished at their expense, the colour and fashion to be determined by the Brigadier commanding the brigade to which they belong.

 V. And be it further enacted, That each battalion and regiment shall be provided with the state and regimental colours by the Field-Officers, and each company with a drum and fife or bugle-horn, by the commissioned officers of the company, in such manner as the legislature of the respective States shall direct.

 VI. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an adjutant general appointed in each state, whose duty it shall be to distribute all orders for the Commander in Chief of the State to the several corps; to attend all publick reviews, when the Commander in Chief of the State shall review the militia, or any part thereof; to obey all orders from him relative to carrying into execution, and perfecting, the system of military discipline established by this Act; to furnish blank forms of different returns that may be required; and to explain the principles of which they should be made; to receive from the several officers of the different corps throughout the state, returns of the militia under their command, reporting the actual situation of their arms, accoutrements, and ammunition, their delinquencies, and every other thing which relates to the general advancement of good order and discipline: All which, the several officers of the division, brigades, regiments, and battalions are hereby required to make in the usual manner, so that the said adjutant general may be duly furnished therewith: From all which returns be shall make proper abstracts, and by the same annually before the Commander in Chief of the State.

 VII. And be it further enacted, That the rules of discipline, approved and established by Congress, in their resolution of the twenty-ninth of March, 1779, shall be the rules of discipline so be observed by the militia throughout the United States, except such deviations from the said rules, as may be rendered necessary by the requisitions of the Act, or by some other unavoidable circumstances. It shall be the duty of the Commanding Officer as every muster, whether by battalion, regiment, or single company, to cause the militia to be exercised and trained, agreeably to the said rules of said discipline... 

... and it goes on and on...

Do we really suppose away back then in the Good Ol' Days that the responsible Captain of each Company was actually gonna muster and musket happily side-by-side with every drunk, criminally insane wife beater who happens to like playing with guns?  Nope.  It was all Well Regulated.

Politics / Re: Political posters and memes
« Last post by Mr. Blackwell on Today at 01:45:18 AM »

Honey glazed Ham
Religion / Re: He is risen
« Last post by composer on Today at 01:37:51 AM »
And there are Christian scholars who say that there is nothing we can know about the real Jesus.  . . . .

You assert multiple christian scholars, but 1 John 3:6 identifies NO follower as genuine!

When I asked for proofs again supporting your assertion ' scholars ', you identify only one(1) an ex-catholic, whilst providing nothing he said to support your assertion?

Anything You Like / Re: Hey kevin!!!!
« Last post by Meat on Yesterday at 11:41:25 PM »
Uh oh. Hot Jezz returned.  ||grin||
Religion / Re: He is risen
« Last post by Inertialmass on Yesterday at 10:03:14 PM »
And there are Christian scholars who say that there is nothing we can know about the real Jesus...

I don't believe the above fairly summarizes Crossan.  He makes emphatic albeit non-mainstream claims about the life of a real, historical, contrarian hippie preacher and miracle healer.

On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by kevin on Yesterday at 09:07:30 PM »
he's a decent guy and has no money, and at the moment i'm okay with money.
On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by Emma286 on Yesterday at 07:27:49 PM »

i haven't bought ^^^this, but i might as well have.

an ancient befuddled hippie showed up at my machinist's with a 1966 triumph motorcycle that didn't run. my machinist said, okay, you have no money, but you're a good guy, i'll spend a couple of hours getting it running . . . and i'll ask that sucker kevin to help me . . .

anyway, it's a tarbaby. came in as a partial basket, missing parts, wiring weird, ancient quirks, and so on.

i gave up on the ignition and installed a complete electronic ignition i had sitting in a box under the table, and gave the guy a brand new historic-styled tire (not one i was interested in keeping). the poor machinist could not figure out this carburetor, not helped because he was trying to order new cables using a parts book and part numbers.

you cannot fix a 50 year old british motorcycle if you believe in parts numbers. the books were wrong to start with, and history hasn't helped.

anyway nothing fit, nothing worked, the cables had the wrong ends, the wrong adjusters, and so on. he was about to shoot himself in punishment for taking this on, and so i said, stop. give me the carburetor, and i will come back with cables that work.

so here it is, a 1966 amal monobloc, state of the art in 1957, replaced forever by the higher tech concentric carburetor in 1967. i have to undo all the modifications and bodging the machinist did to the cables to figure out what we need, and then come up with something that will make it go so my machinist can get the bike out of his daughter's garage.

it will likely cost me.

That sounds quite a favour you are doing the guy Kevin. Very decent of you. Sounds quite complicated!
Entertainment / Re: What Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Last post by kevin on Yesterday at 06:06:01 PM »
Entertainment / Re: What Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Last post by kevin on Yesterday at 05:58:48 PM »
when i was in high school everybody walked out of the gym on margaret thatcher, because she was stealing the kiddie's milk.

life goes on.
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