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albinomosquito


Ashley, OH (via Ottoville, OH)

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Comment 01 Jun 2016

I'll start with the shows I've watched all of the way through:

How I Met Your Mother

Dexter

The Walking Dead

Shows that I started but need to catch up on:

Breaking Bad (I know..)

The League

The Wire

A new series (Amazon Prime) that the wife and I got into:

The Man in the High Tower

Comment 19 May 2016

And I do plan on using charcoal to get it up to temp and tossing logs or chunks in to keep it moving.  At least until I have access to all the wood my heart desires.

Comment 19 May 2016

I haven't found one yet.  I don't trust the craigslist sellers that they are selling what they say they are selling.  There are two orchards in Marysville and one in Marion that I'm going to contact to see if I can collect old trees from them.  Any other suggestions are appreciated.

Comment 19 May 2016

I've seen a lot about those.  Definitely something I'll be looking into.  But yea, they cost more than most grills.. :o

Comment 13 Apr 2016
I saw Darius in the early stages of his transgenre at Country Concert in Ft Loramie.. He played a lot of Hootie and it was absolutely the most memorable part of the night (I don't remember much from the week..)
Comment 13 Apr 2016

Dysfunction was IMO easily their best album.  I can't count the number of times I've listened to that CD, and I still do regularly.

If you aren't an avid fan, you probably aren't aware of the hidden track at the end of the CD called Excess Baggage.  It's an easy one to learn on guitar and sing along with.

You listen to some of his more mellow songs and the pain in his lyrics and it's easy to see why he is fascinated with country.

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Agreed.  Just pointing out that it may not be that ridiculous to believe that Smith threatened to retrieve his weapon, considering the fact that he was shot from behind while presumably moving towards his vehicle or reaching into the vehicle to retrieve that weapon.  The question at that point is, where does Hayes' weapon come in to play?  Who escalated first?

Certainly not as cut and dry as it once appeared, but tragic none the less.

Comment 13 Apr 2016

I used to live in the Dayton ghetto and there was at least one situation where there was a large group people fighting in the street in front of my house.  We watched from the window, slightly entertained, slightly scared.  At one point, somebody did yell "I'm going to get my gun" and took off running in another direction.  We called the police after that, but the crowd had already dispersed. 

Moral of the story, "I'm going to get my gun" is the equivalent of flashing your holstered weapon.  It's a stupid intimidation tactic (and in the latter case, illegal) and it got the man killed.

Comment 13 Apr 2016

I'm not a lawyer, but I have my CCW.  In Ohio, you do have a duty to try to flee the situation if within reason.  It certainly seems as though Hayes had multiple opportunities to remove himself from the situation, and failed to do so.  That may hurt his defense.  You also cannot be the aggressor or responsible for escalating the situation.  From eyewitness reports, it sounds as though Smith threatened to retrieve his weapon, that's probably why Smith was turned around, and I have no doubt Hayes felt threatened by that, but to shoot a man in the back certainly won't help your defense either.

This is all assuming either of them were carrying legally.

Situations like this are why I carry.  But then I try to put myself in their emotional shoes and I don't know how much of my training would influence my decision making.  It's a huge responsibility.  This may not be a popular #take here, but the more information that comes out on Smith, the less he looks like the good guy.

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Follow up question then...

Is that an estimate of the original ball location?  Obviously his ball wasn't marked since they were both hitting off the tee.  It's easier to do when there are hundreds of people watching, but how does one know where the original placement was?