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birdzman

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About birdzman

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  • Birthday 02/24/1949

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    SC by the Sea (Conway)
  • Interests
    woodworking, shooting & Selling Brass.
  • Real Name
    John Perrin

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  1. birdzman

    Gas below $2 a gal

    Great to see gas prices drop below $2 a gallon.
  2. birdzman

    My first STI!

    Congrats on the STI, I have a Lawman 3.0 in 45acp and a Shadow 40S&W converted to 10mm, love them both.
  3. birdzman

    Finding .22 ammo

    Haven't seen any 22 ammo for a couple years at the five Wallyworlds I frequent and I always ask if they have any.
  4. birdzman

    32 years

    Just one if his wife mows the lawn.
  5. birdzman

    Never knowing who won the drawing

    I agree very annoying not knowing who won or if they even had a drawing.
  6. birdzman

    Mortgage Brokers

    I hate all the BS required to buy a home now, they tell you one thing on Monday and then change it on Tuesday and again on Friday, get it right the first time or at least the second.The phone calls, emails and paperwork were just crazy. I closed Friday on the home we purchased in SC and instead of a feeling of joy it was a feeling of relief.
  7. birdzman

    guardians of the galaxy

    Hoping to see it later this week
  8. birdzman

    Selling ammo for which I have no gun

    Unfortunately whenever I see an ammo deal it's too far to drive and no deal after paying shipping.
  9. I worked for a National handyman franchise (Mr Handyman) they made it about two and a half years before closing the doors, the owner told me he was spending 5K a month just on advertising.
  10. birdzman

    Getting Ripped OFF By The US Mint

    That sucks but nothing to do with money and the govt. surprises me anymore.
  11. birdzman

    Jack is back: 24

    Always enjoyed the show and last nights episode was good, I'll be watching it.
  12. birdzman

    Dogs!

    It would depend on a few factors, the breed, age, physical condition, terrain your walking. I have a 15 year old Bull Terrier that I brought back from England in 1999 and wouldn't think of walking her in the woods or for a long distance but our 8 year old part Rottweiler rescue dog would do any terrain and easily outlast me. You also wouldn't want to walk any type of Bulldog for long distances in hot weather.
  13. birdzman

    Government Waste

    Not much they do anymore makes sense.
  14. Got this in an email the other day. Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG CAR … NOT ALLOWED IN AMERICA Truth and Republic No Responses » Apr212014 ( Jim Stone) You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss. Years ago I had calculated that it should be possible to get a small car to exceed 100 mpg by putting parallel direct to cylinder water injectors side by side with the fuel injectors, and using the exhaust manifold to preheat the water so it would enter the cylinders as dry steam, thus providing added expansion (which drives the engine) while allowing the combustion process to proceed without reducing it’s efficiency. But I was obviously wrong with my calculations, because they were in fact over 2x conservative. The 100 mpg carburetor was indeed a reality, and the Volkswagen XL1 proves it with only straightforward nothing special technology we have had since the 1970′s. Though the XL1 can be plugged in to deliver a 40 mile all electric drive, it does not need to be plugged in EVER to achieve 300 mpg. And it does not cheat in any way to achieve the rating, it weighs over 1,700 pounds, has normal tires, and delivers a very good driving experience with a governed top speed of 99 mph. The XL1 could reach a top speed in excess of 110 mph absent governor and turns in a 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds which is by no means leisurly for a car designed for efficiency. The XL1 in no way cheats on performance to hit it’s rating. It is simply the car we should have always had, and have had taken from us in the name of oil profits. Though the XL1 can hit 300 mpg under ideal driving conditions, it’s combined mileage is usually a little over 200 mpg, and if you do city driving only that will drop to a minimum of 180 mpg under the worst driving conditions. But I’d be happy with that no doubt. What does that kind of fuel economy really mean? If the XL1 was equipped with an 18 gallon fuel tank, and you did all highway driving, you could fill it up with an oil change and when the next change was due you could change the oil and keep driving without filling up for and additional 2,400 miles. But it comes with a much smaller fuel tank, because if it could go that long on a single tank chances are the fuel would foul before it got used. The tank is only 2.6 gallons to prevent fuel age related problems from happening. So fill ups are cheap. Many of the publications which speak about the XL1 did so when it was a concept car predicted to get right around 250 MPG. But in 2014, after extensive testing of cars now produced, test drivers report economy above 300 mpg under the correct driving conditions, which would be close to sea level, a flat straight road with no stops, and reasonable speeds. To get rid of miles/imperial/U.S. gallon confusion, in the metric system the XL1 is rated to deliver 100 kilometers per litre. Translated for the U.S., that means approximately 65 miles per quart. I rememer how I laughed at the Smart Fortwo, because even a full size 4 door Chevy Impala significantly beat the “Smart’s” fuel economy, and with the Impala you would get a whole car. The Volkswagen XL1 is clearly the two seater the Smart should have been if it really was what the name implies, and the XL1 is in contrast, a car I’d be proud to be seen in. You will NOT see the Xl1 in America, even it’s far less efficient 85 mpg non hyrid full size station wagon counterpart – the Jetta TDI blue motion wagon (Img Carscoops.com), which is made in America is banned from American roads. And I would like to ask why? What excuse is there for banning highly efficient cars from American roads? One excuse is that “they don’t meet American crash test standards”, but the real truth is that the Fed simply refused to ever crash test them because of what they are, in Europe even the XL1 is considered to be a very safe car in crashes, and the Jetta station wagon is obviously even safer and you CAN buy the non TDI versions of the exact same car in America. The only thing different is the engine, WHAT GIVES? The answer is obvious. Simply for the sake of raking in huge profits from $4 a gallon gas, getting guzzled at 10X the rate it should be, the corporations have via campaign contributions and other types of pay outs succeeded in getting the FED to legislate the best cars off the road for irrelevant trumped up reasons. The XL1 will not meet American emission standards NOT because it is not clean enough, it will not meet them simply because inefficient parts that are mandated by the EPA are not part of the XL1′s power train. We will never see truly clean running and efficient cars in America, because the FED has mandated that American cars be intentionally stifled by horribly fuel wasting parts that add to the cost of the vehicle and do absolutely NO GOOD, how much more efficient and clean can you get than 300 mpg? The exhaust from the Xl1 has to, by simple math and the laws of physics, run at the theoretical threshold of emissions perfection. All is not rosy for Europe however The Xl1 is SO MUCH the car that the oil companies do not want that there will only be 2,000 made. And no production line was set up for them, they are all hand made. And irrelevant “lightweight” parts are added to the frame, consisting of carbon fiber and other exotic materials to add to the mystique. But the materials and production limits are a load of BUNK, the car STILL weighs over 1,700 pounds, if it weighed just 100 pounds more everything exotic could be removed, because “exotic materials” are not doing much anyway, they are just marketing. Cost is not the issue either Even after being hand made with “exotic” materials in an intentionally limited edition, the Xl1 still only costs $60,000. There is a lot more of a market for this car than 2,000 units at that price, have no doubt, this car is being held back on purpose. If it can be hand made for that little, automated assembly lines could do it for half. And if a 1,700 plus pound Xl1 can get 300 mpg, a 3,400 pound Chevy Truck should be able to deliver at least 150 MPG, the Xl1 lays the mileage scam bare, with every hybrid that gets 40 mpg and every truck off the line that gets 20, Americans are getting the shaft and they do not even realize it. I was first infatuated and impressed with the 85mpg Vokswagen TDI Blue Motion wagon and wished I could get one in America (when I was still there), and then the 300 mpg Xl1 came along, what a rude awakening and slap in the face for the American car buyer. WEALTHY DEBATES Source: http://www.secretsofthefed.com/volkswagens-new-300-mpg-car-allowed-america/
  15. birdzman

    To have to press 1 for English.

    I hate pressing anything for English and even worse getting someone in Bangladesh or India for customer service who you can't understand.
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