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    I would love it if when people post a new story, they put the state it's from, either in the subject line, or in the first paragraph of the post. It's confusing when reading about a law or news story about open carry in "Westfield" or "New Hopenshire" or "the town of Washington" to not know what state it's in. There's usually a link to a local newspaper, but local newspapers have a local view too, and often don't say up front what state they're in.

    I usually try to figure it out from the home state of the person posting, but that doesn't always work because sometimes people from one state post about another state.

    Anyway, I'd love it if more people would post the state along with the town when posting about local news.

    Thanks!

    MWD

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    Welcome to OCDO Mr. Dean. Our owner long ago made a very similar request that is honored more in the breach. I thank you for using an ostensibly real name.

    Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. NRA *******

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I thank you for using an ostensibly real name.
    You must be new to the internet.

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    I've been on the Internet since 1989 (newsgroups and e-mail), since before the Web.

    I have no problem using my real name, my town. And a clear photo of myself:
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum65/27218-1.html

    You, Il Duce, hiding behind a tyrant's name, seem to poke at a lot of people on here for no reason.

    That's probably why you use a fake name and only poke on the Internet. You'd get punched in the nose, gun or no gun, on any street in America interacting face to face the way you do anonymously on the Web.

    Though from a little sleuthing, if you're the video gamer kid I think you are, you are not old enough to legally carry a gun.

    When you do become old enough, I believe you should consider concealed carry, because if you behave in real life the way you do on the Internet, you would be doing a huge disservice to open carry.

    I've seen your work on here, and it won't work on me.

    (user ignored.)


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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Welcome to OCDO Mr. Dean.
    Thanks! I like this place. A lot. Thank you all for making it.

    MWD

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    Lived in Fullerton , Ca. 23 years and moved to North Carolina . The state seal here says " To be rather than to seem " .

    Welcome

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    >"To be rather than to seem."

    Love it. Kinda Zen even. And very very cool.

    We considered West Virginia, based on low crime, OK gun laws, cheap land, and the flag has rifles on it and says in Latin "Mountaineers are always free."

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    Born and raised in Santa Clara, California. Left to start my career in Navy nuclear power. Retired to my Galt's Gulch, shrugging off the looters and moochers.

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    MichaelWDean wrote:
    (user ignored.)
    Is there an actual way to ignore users on this board so their messages do not show? I don't know how. I'd love to know how if I'm missing it. I love the features I've seen to ignore user on other boards.

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    drkarrow wrote:
    MichaelWDean wrote:
    (user ignored.)
    Is there an actual way to ignore users on this board so their messages do not show?
    Dunno. Would be nice. If it's not in the forum software's options, then it's not.

    But I wish the moderators on here would ban weenies. It's NOT un-libertarian or "playing cop." Your property, your rules.

    If someone adds nothing but grief to a site, they increase the noise-to-signal ratio, and decrease the value of the site. Both socially and monetarily. Weenies chase off good people, which lowers the price of ad rates, or the number of click-throughs. It's the site owners' money going down the drain, not mine.

    (I may seem overly bold making strong suggestions after only a little time on a site, but I'm a good person to have around. I make frequent, intelligent contributions to any fourm I'm on. I buy products from ads on sites I frequent. I'm polite. I recommend the sites to other intelligent, polite people. And I even spell check.)

    But really? The only place you can truly block someone is in your own head. And I can block someone named Il Duce easily.

    Il Duce was the nickname of the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Mussolini was not only a murderous tyrant but also a first-rate gun grabber:

    "The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. ... They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results."

    --Benito Mussolini, addressing the Italian Senate in 1931.

    (From:
    http://davekopel.org/2A/Mags/Italy.htm )
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    It would be slightly cooler to call yourself "Barack Obama" or "Diane Feinstein" or "Sarah Brady" on a gun-rights site. I'll have no problem ignoring OCDO user Il Duce. Anyone who would use that name is worthy of being ignored. (Even if he got it from a movie or one of his first-person-shooter video games instead.)

    After Il Duce was executed, he was "hung upside down on meathooks from the roof of a gas station, then stoned by civilians from below.... The corpse of the deposed leader became subject to ridicule and abuse."

    (from
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_...olini.27s_body )

    This is someone to name yourself after? Well, feel free.

    If OCDO user Il Duce picked his name, on the other hand, in honor of El (sic) Duce,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Duce
    the now-dead (stepped in front of a train while drunk) singer/drummer in The Mentors (who thought it was cool to name himself after the Italian Dictator, but was too stupid to spell the name right), I met that guy when my band Bomb
    http://www.hitsofacid.com
    opened for The Mentors at TT The Bears in Boston, MA in 1988.

    That El Duce wasn't a very impressive human, he was quite a sad drunk who crapped in his pants in the dressing room before their set that night. He was too weak to play drums well and too wasted to remember the words to his own songs....Not really worthy of naming oneself after.

    MWD


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    Here's where the operator's manual is http://www.wowbb.com/ No mention of an ignore function that I recall.

    Besides, stomping trolls and bashing cops is too much fun.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    stomping trolls.... is too much fun.
    It is! But I'm done with this one. I did a good job, and I won't put any more energy into it with anyone who will not post their real name, their town, and a photo. Cyber-beating up an anonymous teenage boy sniping from behind a computer monitor in his momma's paneled basement rec-room is boring, and not a fair fight.

    If "Il Duce" posts a clear photo of himself open carrying, posts his real name, and his town, I'll address anything he says. Otherwise, we're done.

    OK...let's talk about open carry.

    It's wonderful! I love it!

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    MichaelWDean,

    Welcome to OCDO, and I think I like you already!

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    Welcome to OCDO, and I think I like you already!
    Thanks man! I feel welcome. :celebrate(That's me dancing because I feel welcome, and because I just got off the phone with the realtor in Casper and I think we're getting the place we wanted. Will know by Monday.)

    This is a very good site, with a (mostly) great crew o' folks.


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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I thank you for using an ostensibly real name.
    It's real. I'm Michael W. Dean. This is me:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_W._Dean

    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/3220

    Anyone (except Il_Duce) can feel free to e-mail me from any of the official sites listed and I'll e-mail back.

    Also, several of the Wyoming people on here have met me in person. We've shaken hands, hugged, had dinner together, and they've taken me shooting. I'm real. I have three dimensions and the name I'm using here is the name my parents gave me, and it's on my birth certificate and driver's license.

    If more people used their real names, the Internet would be a better place.

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    Huh. That's kind of small-world odd.

    Mikey, you're roughly my dad's age, and spent time in my hometown just before I was born. (He was oddly enough at about the age I am now)



    But really, anyone who flunked out of JCC, known to the locals as JHS'/SWCS' 13th grade, I don't think I'd like anything to do with you either.

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    Here's a news story for ya, applies across the entire country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxmbFzqg3s

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    Il_Duce wrote:
    Huh. That's kind of small-world odd.

    Mikey, you're roughly my dad's age, and spent time in my hometown just before I was born. (He was oddly enough at about the age I am now)



    But really, anyone who flunked out of JCC, known to the locals as JHS'/SWCS' 13th grade, I don't think I'd like anything to do with you either.
    Very odd!

    Jamestown, NY, good place to not be, as you've figured out by relocating to Pennsylvania!

    Ask your dad if he knew Dwayne Bowles. Dwayne was my friend, the guitar player in my band and we were house mates. Dwayne was murdered by a guy named Brian in 1985. Brian came into the house (I wasn't there, I'd just moved to Virginia), shot Dwayne, his friend since childhood, and killed him. For no reason at all.

    Brian tried to kill the rest of the roommates, all childhood friends of his too. They jumped out the 2nd floor window and ran away.

    Brian left and drove to an all-night diner, ordered a cup of hot coco, drank it slowly. Then calmly asked the waitress to use the phone. Called 911, said "I've just killed a satanist punk rocker, come arrest me." He went quietly with the cops when they arrived.

    It all sounds like something out of a friggin' movie, but it's all true. I'm sure your dad at least heard about it, it was HUGE news in Western New York.

    One of my professors at "JHS 13th grade" even wrote a book that mentions all this. Book is called "The Satanic Panic":

    http://www.amazon.com/Satanic-Panic-...dp/081269192X/

    Jamestown = good place to not be.

    -- MWD, about as geographically and mentally as far from Jamestown as one can be and still be an American.
    :celebrate:celebrate



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    NightOwl wrote:
    Here's a news story for ya, applies across the entire country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxmbFzqg3s
    LOVE IT!

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    MichaelWDean wrote:
    Il_Duce wrote:
    Huh. That's kind of small-world odd.

    Mikey, you're roughly my dad's age, and spent time in my hometown just before I was born. (He was oddly enough at about the age I am now)



    But really, anyone who flunked out of JCC, known to the locals as JHS'/SWCS' 13th grade, I don't think I'd like anything to do with you either.
    Very odd!

    Jamestown, NY, good place to not be, as you've figured out by relocating to Pennsylvania!

    Ask your dad if he knew Dwayne Bowles. Dwayne was my friend, the guitar player in my band and we were house mates. Dwayne was murdered by a guy named Brian in 1985. Brian came into the house (I wasn't there, I'd just moved to Virginia), shot Dwayne, his friend since childhood, and killed him. For no reason at all.

    Brian tried to kill the rest of the roommates, all childhood friends of his too. They jumped out the 2nd floor window and ran away.

    Brian left and drove to an all-night diner, ordered a cup of hot coco, drank it slowly. Then calmly asked the waitress to use the phone. Called 911, said "I've just killed a satanist punk rocker, come arrest me." He went quietly with the cops when they arrived.

    It all sounds like something out of a friggin' movie, but it's all true. I'm sure your dad at least heard about it, it was HUGE news in Western New York.

    One of my professors at "JHS 13th grade" even wrote a book that mentions all this. Book is called "The Satanic Panic":

    http://www.amazon.com/Satanic-Panic-...dp/081269192X/

    Jamestown = good place to not be.

    -- MWD, about as geographically and mentally as far from Jamestown as one can be and still be an American.
    :celebrate:celebrate

    Yeah, I'm familiar with it.

    I'm trying to talk my grandmother into leaving Jamestown and coming down to PA where almost the entire family is, but good luck selling the house there, even if it IS on the lake...

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    Il_Duce wrote:
    I'm trying to talk my grandmother into leaving Jamestown and coming down to PA where almost the entire family is, but good luck selling the house there, even if it IS on the lake...
    More small world....If you need a damn good realtor in that county, there's always my dad.

    He was born in the Jamestown hospital (as he likes to say, "in the same birthing room as Lucile Ball"). He was born in 1920. But still works, because he's that kind of guy.

    He's 2A friendly too (only other person in my family who is. The rest are inveterate leftists). He and I used to shoot his .22, hunting bunnies. We ate 'em too.

    MWD

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    Did you ever go fishing in Chautauqua lake? I used to do that as a kid, loved it. Never caught any muskie, but caught lots of perch and bass.

    I grew up in Westfield, lived in Mayville for a while, summered in Chautauqua. My mother had a store in Chautauqua Institution. I went to a reform school in Paoli, Pennsylvania for high school. Got kicked out in 11th grade and went to JCC when I was 17, instead of going back to Westfield High School for my senior year. Got my high school diploma through JCC. Flunked out my second year at JCC because I cut classes to go to the Prendergast Library so I could actually learn something.


    I used to love July 4th how everyone would light road flayers all around Chautauqua Lake. Remember that? Beautiful!

    MWD

    Here's me on Lake Erie in Westfield, in 1970. Always ahead of the fashion curve, I was dressing grunge 20 years before it existed!





    p/s written after last post on this thread:
    The thread got locked. I know we'd completely lost the "Open Carry" plot, but...

    Isn't there a rule on the Internet of "If you start a topic, you can ramble and hijack that thread as much as you like!"? (Lol...maybe that's only my rule, but I do go by that on sites I run myself.)
    :P:celebrate

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    I grew up living with my grandparents. They had a house in Lakewood and a summer house on the lake in West Ellicott. I was never really into fishing, to be honest. I don't eat fish, and always had a fish tank, so to me fish = little scaly buddies.

    They still do flares every year, but the fireworks have been lacking for the last decade.. or maybe I grew up, but either way I don't bother with them anymore.

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