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  1. John, whether you realize it or not, many of not all of our (your) freedoms are economic based....Can you afford to do this, can you afford to do that? You are living in a privileged class as an American, whether you realize it or not! That is why many wars are economic wars, in one way or another.. If you are living in poverty, as many other world countries are, you don't have the freedom, because you don't have the economic means to do what you want! You have probably never needed to think about that, but your parent probably had to! And it would be nice if you never did face poverty, but if or when you do, maybe you can appreciate what I am trying to say... And today, the radical Moslems in many parts of the world would like to take away those blessings you don't fully appreciate! And many nations in the past have tried to destroy our economic base.....and, yes, we have still prevailed....but not with a attitude like you have about it! That attitude would or could never justify any war, except on a moral ground....and moral grounds are sometimes a subtrafuge for what a war is really about.
  2. Evidently, John, you have no concept of what freedom is, except what you enjoy in your spare time! The signifance of not having lived without your freedom, and not having to be concerned about losing the freedoms you enjoy every day, does not make you an expert in why we have fought in any of the wars Americans have fought in! Maybe if we had lost those wars, and you could live under a different set of rules, you might appriciate the freedoms you take for granted... Maybe you ought to live somewhere else, in another country, for awhile, before you can understand what America is all about! Because only when you lose something that is a treasure, can you truly appreciate it! Otherwise, you will always take your blessings for granted, until your blessings run dry! And a lot of good men died, that you, and their sons and daughters, could live with the blessings they gave their lives for.
  3. I've had a 750ss for about 25 yrs., now, and have never had any problems with corrosion....I don't know if that qualifies it as an original model or not...but it has a slightly domed appearance on the top of the handle and a rounded at both ends, barrel for a grip...I've used it in the surf for many years, and always rinsed it off with fresh water when I got home... I usually let a guest use it, as I prefer an old Penn baitcaster...but for plugging, its tops!
  4. Drew, you didn't say when or where in FL you are going to fish...if it's along the east coast, try to be there a week or two before or after labor day....The mullet runs will bring in just about everything you can handle and more. The big reds are there as well, up to 50lbs, but most in the larger than you can legally keep catagory. You can use the same rig for shark up to six to eight feet, if you play your cards right. If you can use a bait caster like Draco is advising, great, but in my fishing, I never use anything but mono, and in the 30-40 lb, depending on how good you can tie your knots. Wire leader for sure either braided or single strand at least three feet long, and if you can rig it, a shock leader of at least another three feet. If you go with an open face spinner, I like the big Penns to hold at least 300 yds. of 30lb. mono....just make sure your rod has a heavy tip to cast a six oz. sinker and another pound of bait.....use a half or whole mullet, more than fingerling, if you can..and try late evening or early morning.....And good luck!
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  6. I can't believe you guys don't have a state fishing liscense!!Truly? I'm here in FL and we've had one, and a lot of regulations to protect our stocks and estuaries for ten years or more... So far, fishing off the shore has not required a liscense, but that's going to change soon, as well...It's the only way to protect our fisheries, and fund law inforcement!
  7. Thought you guy might appreciate the email I got the other day...and I think I must have been born by the use of WD40, the way my mother used to use goes: (and no, I have no stock in the company) but I think I've used it on almost all the! It's great for almost everything except long lasting rust protection....and I think it caused my old fiberglass and wood bow to seperate, but almost everything else is cool... WD-40 Well, Who Knew...? I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably - nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew? Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed. Here are some of the uses: 1) Protects silver from tarnishing. 2) Removes road tar and grime from cars. 3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings. 4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slip pery. 5) Keeps flies off cows. 6) Restores and cleans chalkboards. 7) Removes lipstick stains. 8) Loosens stubborn zippers. 9) Untangles jewelry chains. 10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. 11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. 12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing. 13) Removes tomato stains from clothing. 14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots. 15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors. 16) Keeps s cissors working smoothly. 17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes. 18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. 19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40! 20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide. 21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers. 22) Rids kids rocking chair s and swings of squeaky noises. 23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open. 24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. 25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. 26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. 27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans. 28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. 30) Keeps rust f rom forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools. 31) Removes splattered grease on stove. 32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging. 33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs. 34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). 35) Removes all traces of duct tape. 36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain. 37) Florida's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.' 38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements. 39) WD -40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states. 40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch. 41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag. 42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter ha! s washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstic k is gone! 43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start. 44) Helps 'unstick/unclog' door and car keyholes. P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL. P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.