"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #11291
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Thanks Chopper.
It's a 1911 Combat Commander. A Combat Commander was the first pistol I ever bought myself, then stupidly sold. This is my replacement kind of.
Here it is the end of last week after getting everything together (except the rear sight). It fired three flawless magazines the first time out
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	18029  
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #11292
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,033
I just saw for the umpteenth time the ad from AARP for their sponsored medical insurance. The way it is worded is misleading. They make it sound like that unless you get their insurance you can't choose your own doctor or go to any hospital you want to. Soooo wrong. It is Medicare that tells you by law, that those are your rights. It has nothing to do with whether you belong to their organization or not. Even if you leave the country.

It is like the glucometers for the diabetic. Medicare pays 80% of the cost of the strips and glucometer. If you buy your supplies through a medical supply company, you still have to pay that last 20%. Unless you have a secondary insurance such as Medicaid or a private company.

For someone who is just coming into the Medicare system, these advertisements are misleading and ticks me off big time. They also drive me crazy.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #11293
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I just saw for the umpteenth time the ad from AARP for their sponsored medical insurance. The way it is worded is misleading. They make it sound like that unless you get their insurance you can't choose your own doctor or go to any hospital you want to. Soooo wrong. It is Medicare that tells you by law, that those are your rights. It has nothing to do with whether you belong to their organization or not. Even if you leave the country.

It is like the glucometers for the diabetic. Medicare pays 80% of the cost of the strips and glucometer. If you buy your supplies through a medical supply company, you still have to pay that last 20%. Unless you have a secondary insurance such as Medicaid or a private company.

For someone who is just coming into the Medicare system, these advertisements are misleading and ticks me off big time. They also drive me crazy.
Advertising is one of the things we are forced to put up with when a profession transforms itself into a commodity. I don't think it will get any better as it transitions from a commodity to a public utility.

Thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves!
__________________
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #11294
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,248
Decided I've been sitting on my hiney long enough and am going to tidy up the bathroom so it's close to sparkly when company arrives. Later, all!
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 06:54 PM   #11295
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I just saw for the umpteenth time the ad from AARP for their sponsored medical insurance. The way it is worded is misleading. They make it sound like that unless you get their insurance you can't choose your own doctor or go to any hospital you want to. Soooo wrong. It is Medicare that tells you by law, that those are your rights. It has nothing to do with whether you belong to their organization or not. Even if you leave the country.

It is like the glucometers for the diabetic. Medicare pays 80% of the cost of the strips and glucometer. If you buy your supplies through a medical supply company, you still have to pay that last 20%. Unless you have a secondary insurance such as Medicaid or a private company.

For someone who is just coming into the Medicare system, these advertisements are misleading and ticks me off big time. They also drive me crazy.
Sounds like you need to "just say no" to AARP...I did!
__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 06:54 PM   #11296
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Thanks Chopper.
They've become my favorite, too.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #11297
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
Thanks Chopper.
It's a 1911 Combat Commander. A Combat Commander was the first pistol I ever bought myself, then stupidly sold. This is my replacement kind of.
Here it is the end of last week after getting everything together (except the rear sight). It fired three flawless magazines the first time out
I love it! You will have to post a picture when you get it back.
__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #11298
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
Thanks Chopper.
It's a 1911 Combat Commander. A Combat Commander was the first pistol I ever bought myself, then stupidly sold. This is my replacement kind of.
Here it is the end of last week after getting everything together (except the rear sight). It fired three flawless magazines the first time out
Is that a boo boo on the lower left front (9 o'clock) of the slide [that holds the recoil spring plunger]?
Are there any concerns about the refinishing degrading the closeness of the slide to frame fit? Many, many moons ago; I bought a new 45ACP Colt Gold Cup for $125 at Emroe sporting goods. I put in a stiffer recoil spring and it was a tack driver with many lots of GI hardball ammo.
Wish I had a 4" Python instead of my clunky 6" Model 29. The high price of lead makes 157gr.38cal. reloading more affordable than the 230-240gr .44-.45 cals.
__________________
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #11299
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by justplainbill View Post
Is that a boo boo on the lower left front (9 o'clock) of the slide [that holds the recoil spring plunger]?
Are there any concerns about the refinishing degrading the closeness of the slide to frame fit? Many, many moons ago; I bought a new 45ACP Colt Gold Cup for $125 at Emroe sporting goods. I put in a stiffer recoil spring and it was a tack driver with many lots of GI hardball ammo.
Wish I had a 4" Python instead of my clunky 6" Model 29. The high price of lead makes 157gr.38cal. reloading more affordable than the 230-240gr .44-.45 cals.
Since any Python these days goes for $2000 plus, I'll bet you wish you still had it, too. Been there, done that. What beautify finished revolvers they are. Smooth as silk. $350 was too much for me to spend back then duh.

That mark looks like some kind of scuff. That was close to the area I was practicing polishing as I was taking a break from building it last week, so it's tough to say how it got there. It came glass beaded, so any mark tended to stand out.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #11300
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
going to grab a jacket & take the chiwawa, max, for a walk around the block
__________________

__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.