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by Loquinho
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Confirmation that it ended yesterday. Espirito Santo police return to work after murder wave More than 1,000 officers return to work in Espirito Santo state after 144 people are killed during eight-day strike. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/espirito-santo-police-return-work-murder-wave-170213...
by Loquinho
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

And now we're into triple digits. The state government has not released an official number for killings since police started striking on Saturday, but a spokeswoman for the union representing police told Reuters early on Thursday it had registered 101 homicides. That would be more than six times the...
by Loquinho
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Not much new in this morning's news from the English sites. There's more on the Brazilian sites, but again, I can't access those from here. http://plus55.com/brazil-politics/news/2017/02/major-olimpio-police-strikes-brazil Major Olimpio blames the events in Espírito Santo on the “irresponsibility of...
by Loquinho
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Here's something from yesterday. That's a little more recent. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/08/brazil-violence-police-strike-espirito-santo-deaths Governor Paulo Hartung on Wednesday called the strike, which prompted officials to close schools and clinics and has led fearful residents t...
by Loquinho
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Here's another update from that same website that seems to be on top of things: http://www.politicaloutsource.com/2017/02/death-toll-now-75-in-espirito-santo.html Brazil responded to the chaos, which has included looting, rape, pillaging, and murder, by sending in military troops. Over 23 assailants...
by Loquinho
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

And yeah, FredGavioes, when you're able please post at least a quick update.
by Loquinho
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Well, my work computer is still having trouble accessing O Globo, but here are a few article titles from Google: Crise no ES chega ao quinto dia sem previsão de acabar The Crisis in Espirito Santo enters it's fifth day without signs of stopping. Segundo o presidente do Sindirodoviários do Espírito S...
by Loquinho
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Globo seems to be back up and working. Sem PMs nas ruas, Grande Vitoria registra 51 mortes, aponta sindicato. Without military police in the street, Grande Vitoria registers 51 [violent] deaths, "at press time" (at least I think that's the transation). The article continues to state that the violent...
by Loquinho
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

O governo federal autorizou o envio de tropas federais para o Espírito Santo. A autorização para o envio das Forças Armadas e da Força Nacional de Segurança Pública foi confirmada por volta das 10h desta segunda-feira. O pedido de envio das tropas foi feito pelo Governo do Estado com o objetivo de ...
by Loquinho
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Espirito Santo, Brazil
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Espirito Santo, Brazil

Nossa, cara! Se cuide. Morei em Curitiba ums anos atras. It's crazy that I haven't heard a thing about it. Get the basics you need, block the door, and just stay inside if you're able. Since it's causing such chaos, and the solution is more money for the police forces, it's unlikely that it will las...
by Loquinho
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2254
Views: 278082

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

First off, I just found this thread a couple days ago after a long hiatus from Zombie Squad and blew through the entire story. I just finished the end of part one on page 40 or so. This is one of the best pieces of apocalypse fiction I've read. It doesn't get too gun-tech minutia heavy, and I really...
by Loquinho
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Food storage advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Food storage advice needed

Basic nutritional needs can be met with beans and rice. Go to Costco and you can get them in bulk bags - transfer them to sealed jars or cans with a desiccant for long-term storage. You'll want to supplement that with some canned vegetables and luxury items - just read the labels of the cans same as...
by Loquinho
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: About to Experience a Home Birth
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: About to Experience a Home Birth

Hey guys, sorry it took me a week to respond to this post, but... you know, we had a baby. Apocalyptus Rex: Honestly, I'm not that surprised about the results of the Oregon study. Over half the population of that state is concentrated in the greater Portland area, and Portland is known nationwide as...
by Loquinho
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: About to Experience a Home Birth
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

About to Experience a Home Birth

Hey guys, I haven't posted on here in a while, but I didn't know who else to share all this with. My wife decided to go the home birth route with our second child. I thought she was crazy, and was really hesitant starting out - I like the comfort of the hospital, but we didn't have the best experien...
by Loquinho
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Replies: 633
Views: 20933

Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon

I know an eye surgeon here in Virginia that is Iranian by birth. He's had dreams of being a pilot since he was young, and he finally decided to go for it and take flying lessons... in the summer of 2001. He was genuinely scared after September 11 when the news started coming out about the terrorists...
by Loquinho
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Replies: 633
Views: 20933

Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon

if the authorities are saying there were no unexploded devices, Then why were there reports of the eod teams taking one out with a water bomb. The reporter at the time said she even heard the sound of them doing it. Source? Here's one eyewitness account - I heard several on the news yesterday. http...
by Loquinho
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Replies: 633
Views: 20933

Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon

In the interest of posting more news as it comes in: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130416-ap-source-boston-bombs-were-pressure-cookers-loaded-with-metal-ball-bearings.ece" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; WASHINGTON -- A person briefed on the Boston Marathon investiga...
by Loquinho
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Emergency Communication Card
Replies: 1
Views: 2622

Emergency Communication Card

I read a post on this forum several years ago in which someone referenced having a card in their wallet that contains the prompts they need to answer to effectively communicate quickly over the phone/radio during an emergency, when your brain might not be working at full capacity. It was something l...
by Loquinho
Wed May 18, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Laser eye surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Laser eye surgery

I got mine done back in 2001 when I was 20 years old. I had "can't read a stop sign" vision before that. I went in, they laid me down under the machine and got to work. The process itself is a bit bizarre. For me, they numbed my eye, propped it open, then placed a "trimmer" on it to to cut away the ...
by Loquinho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .30-40 Krag - Sporterized & Engraved
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: .30-40 Krag - Sporterized & Engraved

Thanks for the responses guys - It really is a thing of beauty. If I'm not mistaken, there's an old 870 wingmaster with similar treatment, though not as extensive, in that safe as well. I'll have to check at some point. They've both been stored either in a padded rifle case or in a dehumidified gun ...
by Loquinho
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .30-40 Krag - Sporterized & Engraved
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

.30-40 Krag - Sporterized & Engraved

This is my grandfather's rifle. He was in the Military during the Korean war, and advanced to the rank of Colonel before his retirement. He was offered a promotion if he stayed (I seem to recall having been told General, but it looks like Brigadier General would have been next on the rankings), but ...
by Loquinho
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: How did you choose your CCW?
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: How did you choose your CCW?

CCW: Kahr PM9 I carried larger handguns for the first few years of my concealed carry adventure (largest was a Beretta 96), and I found that I was having to significantly alter my wardrobe and to do so, especially in the summer. I work in a business environment and am often wearing button-up shirts ...
by Loquinho
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New Meyer Hatchery catalog - what to get?
Replies: 29
Views: 1648

Re: New Meyer Hatchery catalog - what to get?

We have 8 Buff Orpingtons hens and we live in Richmond, VA. They're good sized chickens, very docile, no health issues to speak of, and we get 6-8 eggs a day from them, even in the winter. This is our first year as chicken farmers, and so far it's been a breeze. my wife did a lot of research on chic...
by Loquinho
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: VTAC Sling Birthday Gift
Replies: 7
Views: 575

VTAC Sling Birthday Gift

Well, a birthday gift to myself anyway. I'd been planning on buying one of these slings since my birthday last summer, and just got around to actually purchasing it. I'd read from several sources that it was a good deal for the money, and that a sling was one of the more important accessories you ca...

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