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Saturday, August 15th, 2015
2:47 pm - Ebay VPP Scammer
Just putting this here so it's in a place indexed by google.

This guy is running the Ebay VPP scam.




The email I got from him after asking to use a legit vehicle escrow service:

From: Magnus Bjornsen <magnusbjornsen67@gmail.com>

Hi again XXXXXXX,

The price is so low because I want to sell it fast to raise money for
paying a house mortgage so I need a buyer immediately. I'm serving in
the U.S. Air Force and I'm deployed to Europe at the moment but the
Jeep is located in a vehicle storage from Tacoma, WA sealed and ready
to be delivered free of charge to its buyer because I'll use my
military discounts and facilities to help with the shipping.

Let me explain you how works this sale. For our both protection, I
want the payment to be handled by eBay. You will deposit the money to
eBay and will not be released until you inspect the car. You will have
a 5 days inspection period. If the car is not as described it, I will
give you directions where to leave the car and eBay will fully refund
your money. Only this way eBay can certify that you are a genuine
buyer with cash prepared for this purchase and you are not just
fooling around, moreover you will be able to inspect the car before
committing to buy it. You will receive it in 2-3 working days with all
the paperwork signed, notarized and ready for transferring ownership.
Giving the nature of this urgent sale please note that my terms are
final and non-negotiable!

In order to move forward and register the transaction with eBay I will
need your full name along with a delivery address and eBay will
contact you with the payment instructions and transaction info.

Thank you
SSgt. M.Bjornsen USAF

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015
11:01 pm - Bill of Sale
A bill of sale for a private transaction is useless for both parties.

The mythical issue of "well, if that gun is recovered at a crime scene they will trace it to me and I'll be arrested..." is paranoia pure and simple.

A homemade bill of sale is the adult equivalent of the homemade note that says little Bobby should be excused from school for the next week. It is worthless unless you have a way to verify that information.

If your gun is recovered and traced to you, a simple "I sold it to a guy in the parking lot at WalMart. He said he wasn't prohibited from owning a gun, and I glanced at his license to make sure he was a resident of the same state. No Federal law prohibits such a sale." is all that officer needs to know.

Here's the important part: If they cuff you and haul you off to jail it's because they have additional reasons to tie you to the crime. Your homemade bill of sale is not going to stop that.

The same people who rant about intrusive Federal regulations, gun laws and ATF regulations have no trouble inventing their own personal regulations, and then try to justify it by citing imagined situations where the police would demand proof of purchase/sale.

Don't do the government's work for them.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014
5:34 pm - 101 Things We Should Teach Every New EMT

101 Things We Should Teach Every New EMT
March 22, 2014

1) You aren’t required to know everything.

2) You are required to know the foundational knowledge and skills of your job. No excuses.

3) Always be nice. It’s a force multiplier.

4) There is no greater act of trust than being handed a sick child.

5) Earn that trust.

6) Don’t ever lie to your patient. If something is awkward to say, learn to say it without lying.

7) Read Thom Dick’s, People Care. Then read it again.

8) You can fake competence with the public, but not with your coworkers.

9) Own your mistakes. We all make them, but only the best of us own them.

10) Only when you’ve learned to own your mistakes will you be able to learn from them.

11) Experience is relative.

12) Proper use of a BVM is hard and takes practice.

13) OPAs and NPAs make using a BVM less hard.

14) Master the physical assessment. Nobody in the field of medicine should be able to hold a candlestick to your physical assessment skills.

15) Keep your head about you. If you fail at that, you’ll likely fail at everything else.

16) There is a huge difference between not knowing and not caring. Care about the things you don’t yet know.

17) Train like someone’s life depends on it.

18) Drive like nobody’s life depends on it.

19) Pet the dog. (Even when you’re wearing gloves.)

20) Have someone to talk to when the world crashes down.

21) Let human tragedy enhance your appreciation for all that you have.

22) Check the oil.

23) Protect your back. It will quite possibly be the sole determining factor in the length of your career.

24) Say please and thank you even when it’s a matter of life or death.

25) Wipe your feet at the door.

26) When you see someone who is really good at a particular skill say, “Teach me how you do that.”

27) Nobody can give you your happiness or job satisfaction. It is yours and yours alone. And you have to choose it.

28) We can’t be prepared for everything.

29) We can be prepared for almost everything.

30) Check out your rig. It’s more meaningful that just confirming that everything is still there.

31) Tell your patients that it was a pleasure to meet them and an honor to be of service.

32) Mean it.

33) Keep a journal.

34) Make it HIPAA compliant.

35) Thank the police officer that hangs out on your scene for no good reason.

36) Recognize that he or she probably wasn’t hanging out for no good reason.

37) Interview for a job at least once every year, even if you don’t want the job.

38) Iron your uniform.

39) Maintain the illusion of control. Nobody needs to know that you weren’t prepared for what just happened.

40) Apologize when you make a mistake. Do it immediately.

41) Your patient is not named honey, babe, sweetie, darling, bud, pal, man or hey. Use your patient’s name when speaking to them. Sir and Ma’am are acceptable alternatives.

42) Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

43) Forgive your coworkers for their quirks.

44) Exercise. Even when it isn’t convenient.

45) Sometimes it’s OK to eat the junk at the QuickyMart.

46) It’s not OK to always eat the junk at the QuickyMart.

47) Don’t take anything that a patient says in anger personally.

48) Don’t take anything that a patient says when they are drunk personally.

49) Don’t ever convince yourself that you can always tell the difference between a fake seizure and a real seizure.

50) Think about what you would do if this was your last shift working in EMS. Do that stuff.

51) Carry your weight.

52) Carry your patient.

53) If firefighters ever do #51 or # 52 for you, say thank you. (And mean it.)

54) Being punched, kicked, choked or spit on while on duty is no different than being punched, kicked, choked or spit on while you’re sitting in church or in a restaurant. Insist that law enforcement and your employer follow up with appropriate action.

55) Wave at little kids. Treat them like gold. They will remember you for a long time.

56) Hold the radio mike away from your mouth.

57) There is never any reason to yell on the radio….ever.

58) When a patient says, “I feel like I’m going to die.” believe them.

59) Very sick people rarely care which hospital you’re driving toward.

60) Very sick people rarely pack a bag before you arrive.

61) Sometimes, very sick people pack a bag and demand a specific hospital. Don’t be caught off guard.

62) Bring yourself to work. There is something that you were meant to contribute to this profession. You’ll never be able to do that if you behave like a cog.

63) Clean the pram.

64) Clean your stethoscope.

65) Your patient’s are going to lie to you. Assume they are telling you the truth until you have strong evidence of the contrary.

66) Disregard #65 if it has anything to do with your personal safety. Trust nobody in this regard.

67) If it feels like a stupid thing to do, it probably is.

68) You are always on camera.

69) If you need save-the-baby type “hero moments” to sustain you emotionally as a caregiver you will likely become frustrated and eventually leave.

70) Emergency services was never about you.

71) The sooner you figure out #69 and #70, the sooner the rest of us can get on with our jobs.

72) People always remember how you made them feel.

73) People rarely sue individuals who made them feel safe, well cared for and respected.

74) You represent our profession and the internet has a long, long memory.

75) Don’t worry too much about whether or not people respect you.

76) Worry about being really good at what you do.

77) When you first meet a patient, come to their level, look them in the eyes and smile. Make it your habit.

78) Never lie about the vital signs. If the patients vital signs change dramatically from the back of the rig to the E.R. bed, you want everyone to believe you.

79) Calm down. It’s not your emergency.

80) Stand still. There is an enormous difference between dramatic but senseless action and correct action. Stop, think and then move with a purpose.

81) Knowing when to leave a scene is a vital skill that you must constantly hone.

82) The fastest way to leave a scene should always be in your field of awareness.

83) Scene safety is not a five second consideration as you enter the scene. It takes constant vigilance.

84) Punitive medicine is never acceptable. Choose the right needle size based on the patients clinical needs.

85) Know what’s happening in your partner’s life. Ask them about it after you return from your days off.

86) If your partner has a wife and kids, know their names.

87) No matter how hard you think you worked for them, your knowledge and skills are not yours. They were gifted to you. The best way to say thank you is to give them away.

88) Learn from the bad calls. Then let them go.

89) When you’re lifting a patient and they try to reach out and grab something, say, “We’ve got you.”

90) Request the right of way.

91) Let your days off be your days off. Fight for balance.

92) Have a hobby that has nothing to do with emergency services.

93) Have a mentor who knows nothing about emergency services.

94) Wait until the call is over. Once the patient is safe at the hospital and you’re back on the road, there will be plenty of time to laugh until you can’t breathe.

95) Tell the good stories.

96) You never know when you might be running your last call. Cherish the small things.

97) You can never truly know the full extent of your influence.

98) If you’re going to tell your friends and acquaintances what you do for a living, you’ll need to embrace the idea that you’re always on duty.

99) Be willing to bend the rules to take good care of people. Don’t be afraid to defend the decisions you make on the patients behalf.

100) Service is at the heart of everything we do. The farther away from that concept you drift, the more you are likely to become lost.

101) There is no shame in wanting to make the world a better place.

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Saturday, February 15th, 2014
3:36 pm - CRV Stats
Fram TG7317
4.4 qt oil

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013
1:04 pm - Open Carry
"Just think of Open Carry as a bait car for bad cops".

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013
6:02 pm - More people that think their opinion holds weight, despite knowing little detail.
My only other comment, is that if you're going to debate a topic, at least make yourself sound somewhat credible. It's obvious that the depth of sean's experience with guns is watching the evening news and some youtube videos.

Pro-tip: When debating guns, use proper terminology. Guns and the shooting world are a numbers and terminology intensive realm. The instant you use use 'clip' when speaking about magazines, you lose all credibility to anyone that is actually familiar with the day to day practicalities of enjoying the Second Amendment.

I'm also constantly amazed at the vigor, and therefore hypocrisy, with which the anti-gun crowd has come out these last few months. It makes me sad for humanity that in this informationally enlightened time, that such a rare occurrence has garnered so much time and effort. Most likely it's because it was a bunch of cute white kids all at once, as opposed to one or two ghetto kids at a time.

The other fault lies with "IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS" style of news reporting, leading the bleating sheep masses into believing certain things happen way more often than they do in real life. This biased reporting also goes out of it's way to not convey the social benefits of guns. Fun, safe, legal recreation by MILLIONS every day, on top of hundreds of thousands of defensive uses every year.

EVEN WITH THOSE OVERLY WEIGHTED/REPORTED MASS SHOOTINGS, THE SOCIAL BENEFIT OF GUNS STILL FAR OUTWEIGHS THE NEGATIVE. But you would never know that, if your only exposure to guns is the news and one corner of the internet.

If the antis were intellectually honest, they'd all be foaming at the mouth to improve social issues that lead to poor parenting, better education about the dangers of standing water and drowning children, and better ways to protect kids in cars. All kill WAY more kids than guns.

But NOOO, that's not going to happen, because god dammit, we're going to do something, and do it now while we can still feel good about it, and while our like minded friends still care about it and can see us doing it. That means the easy scapegoat: Guns and those who own them.


Same message, from a celebrity:


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Sunday, March 17th, 2013
4:32 pm - my girl
Awesome tomboy quote of the day: "Ok, that was fun, now I'm going to go wash the motor oil out of my hair".

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
3:34 pm - ZoomZoom
Time for another round of periodic maintenance.

My baby now has 108K miles.

Brake fluid flush- Flush out the ATE Super Blue (blue) with ATE Typ200 (amber).

Replace transaxle fluid- try to remedy gear whine. Won't matter according to TSB.

Done Clean/replace engine air filter cleaned

Done Replace cabin air filter.

2k spray paint? Plasti dip? http://www.apstowerpaint.com/category/custom-mixed-paint/3

Radiator flush/replace fluid

Replace LCD display with one from ebay. Fix floated board? http://forum.mazda6club.com/electrical-lighting-audio/256494-diy-fixing-faded-display-6.html

Rears done, still need to do fronts. Replace brake pads- lifetime replacement from autozone (duralast), this will be my 3rd set from them. They've always felt like OEM and each set has lasted at least 20K miles. Initial cost was $20 fronts, $15 rears. Nice to get your moneys worth for a change.

Done Oil change with Amsoil- Good for 15k miles. Will change at 123K or March 2014.

Done Replace manual trans fluid. 3 qt of MT90 on the way from MuellerMotorWerks via amazon. Amazing customer service, fixed my shipping address mistake, will try to buy stuff from them in the future.

Replace dim parking lights with LEDs. W5W bulbs from DX.com

Done Clean MAF- electronics parts cleaner

Done Rotate tires at Discount (free inflation and rotation for the life of the tire) need to keep up on keeping them fully inflated better

Archive of old mazda6tech articles: http://www.xsadclan.com/files/6/Mazda6Tech/ and http://www.6crew.com/files/6Tech/

DIY http://www.6crew.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?414-1GN-Engine-Drivetrain-DIY-s

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012
11:53 pm
What the hell does "need" have to do with anything? A free person doesn't "need" to justify owning something which when used, doesn't (necessarily) violate anyone's rights (unlike a nuke, which would).

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
12:56 pm
Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sexual postion.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
7:28 pm

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
8:48 pm

"Atheists are routinely asked how people will know not to rape and murder without religion telling them not to do it, especially a religion that backs up the orders with threats of hell. Believers, listen to me carefully when I say this: When you use this argument, you terrify atheists. We hear you saying that the only thing standing between you and Ted Bundy is a flimsy belief in a supernatural being made up by pre-literate people trying to figure out where the rain came from. This is not very reassuring if you’re trying to argue from a position of moral superiority."


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7:55 pm
What happened to this generation of gamers is the Global War on Terror. Seeing our troops fighting for real on TV and youtube all these years made young gamers want a more realistic FPS. Rocket jumping and teleporting isn't part of an infantry soldier/marine's experience when fighting in Fallujah. If the middle east can keep it's shit together long enough for the rest of the world to enter peace time, games will cycle back toward the fantasy/sci-fi themes of yesteryear.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012
11:24 am - The Pizza Diet
Based on the newest guidelines for daily protein, carbs, and fat intake, what would a pizza look like in its construction as to the proportion of protein/carbs/fats?

Then eat one pizza per day, eating one slice every X hours.


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Monday, April 9th, 2012
4:51 pm - Cigars
65-70 degrees F, 19-21 C

60-70% RH

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012
7:15 pm - Street Crime and You
By BurnedOutLEO


Lately in GD we have had two different board members find themselves looking down the barrel of a gun along with the GF of another ARFCOMMER in street robberies. Also Blitz308 got shot all to pieces last year.

While many say it is better to be lucky than good, no one is lucky every time. In this post I am going to attempt to provide some insight into street encounters. Other may have different viewpoints. I am not here to argue. I will say some of the comments I have seen posted in the threads about this sort of matter make me realize that while some ARFCOMMERS are clearly street veterans others are not. This is really for those who are not.


First, my info. I worked in the street of one of America's most violent, dangerous cities for 15 years. I usually worked in the worst part of that city. I spent 15 years in patrol. I liked patrol. It was wild. Most of the time I worked in areas covered in ghetto. By that I mean large housing projects combined with run down slum housing. I have worked all shifts. Later I became an investigator including a robbery investigator. I have spent countless hours in interrogation rooms talking to hold up men. I know them. I am still an investigator but have quit playing the Robbery game because my family was starting to forget what I looked like.

The Enemy

Some may object to me calling hold up men "the enemy". You can call them whatever you like. I can assure you however they are as deadly an enemy as you will find anywhere but the battlefield. Even many soldiers probably lack the viciousness and utter disregard for life most hold up men possess.
When to draw, when to shoot...Collapse )

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
9:49 am
Thought of the day: Take mentos and freeze them into ice cubes. Then give your friend a diet coke with the mentos in their drink. After five minutes their drink will explode. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
1:39 am
Congratulations for posting something cerebral and worthwhile in GD. It does my heart good to know there are more than a very few non-knuckle draggers in the shooting community. I'm constantly appalled at the level of critical thinking and intellectual effort applied to topics outside of 2A, self defense, and "what caliber is best for _______".

Way too much Warrior, not enough Warrior Poet.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011
12:23 am - the order of it all
Here we sit, and some of us say, behold, look at the order of it all.

Right now, it is raining methane on Titan. The planet Uranus, apparently trying to live up to its name, is orbiting the sun sideways, while Venus spins backwards. There are stars exploding, black holes gorging, galaxies colliding.

And here we sit, on a planet pock-marked by collisions, rocked by earthquakes, shaken by storms. A planet doomed to be fried in radiation as its magnetic fields collapse, until finally the sun grows into a red giant and leaves nothing of the Earth but dust.

Here we sit, glasses on our noses, inhalers in our pockets, braces on our teeth, waiting to die as our heart muscle expires, our cells decide to grow forever, or a blood vessel just pops, and sometimes in unnatural ways, too.

Here we sit, and some of us say, behold, look at the order of it all.
~ Raj Bains

(via wanusmaximus)

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
12:14 am - Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.
It merely proves the ancient ER Axiom (TM), phrased thusly:

"Prognosis is inversely proportional to social worth."


This fine upstanding member of society took two .45ACP rounds to the belly and lived.

After no doubt requiring expensive exploratory emergency surgery to stop the bleeding and save his mangled guts. I think the shots are a little too high to have hit his colon, but if they did, something tells me that when he changes his colostomy bag, he's not the type to be introspective and pass on such a strong learning opportunity** to his future spawn.

**Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.

Original thread with security camera videos of the shooting linked in the first post: http://ohioccwforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53502

Video: http://fox.daytonsnewssource.com/shared/newsroom/raw_news/videos/vid_47.shtml

Screenshot of the Facebook wall of the second guy that jumped in in that video, with threats of retaliation and a picture of the gunshot/surgery wounds: http://tglassburner.com/images/blackburn%20fb%20page.jpg

Picture of aftermath after surgery and before being stapled up: http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k592/genericmember/billy%20blackburn%20brandon%20turner%20white%20trash/whitetrashgetsshotoneFMJonepowrball.jpg

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