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  1. You interested in a Penn Fierce II 2500 or a Penn Battle 4000?
  2. I have a brand new Fierce II 2500 for sale. Asking $50 shipped. Does not come with the box but still has the sticker on the spool. Will post up a picture when I get home. I accept Paypal, check, or money order.
  3. I have a 704 that is mechanically sound but has paint loss. Here are some pics. Looking for $55 shipped.
  4. I'd go with new bars unless you are doing aero bars. The aero bars are aluminum and will last a long time. The steel bars do rust on the inside. Espeically in a humid climate like New England. If you are buying in person, you can remove the caps to look inside. The feet, fit kit, and rack you should be able to get away with used. You will have to make sure they fit your vehicle by looking on the manufacturer's website. Some vehicles only work with certain products and brands. For example, my truck cab only works with modern Thule feet but my cap only works with Yakima.
  5. Currently I use the Thule rack with Yakima bars. The Thule rack is high quality. I used it for many years to transport my skis in the high country. The locks on them are kind of a joke though considering that they use generic keys...... Get a code off the lock cylinder and you can order them on Ebay. Better than nothing but really not very secure. The Yakima bars however are terrible. They are round so anything you mount on them will rotate in the wind...... In the past, I used to have Thule square bars. The cap on my new truck only supports Yakima bars so I make due. If you have the option, go with square bars or aero bars. In general, ski racks are fine for fishing rods but they are best with spinning reels. The conventional reels are heavier on one side. It's hard to line up multiple rods with the reels mounted on them. On the spinning reels, I remove all the handles in order to gain more space.
  6. Old thread but I thought I would post this up to save someone else a headache. The Tsunami travel rod is total garbage. I picked one up new on an auction on Ebay for $65 shipped. At first, I thought I scored a nice deal. I tested it in my backyard before I hit the road. The blank had pretty poor action and the guides where huge but I decided to keep it. Didn't really have time to do a return and wait for another one to be shipped. The blank had no obvious defects or cracks. I packed it really carefully. Fast forward, I drive 1200 miles south and finally hit the sand. Hiked about a mile to get where I wanted to go. First spot, pelicans and gulls going crazy. Bluefish and sharks in a frenzy. I tied on a new leader and a 1oz swim bait. Rod is rated for up to 2oz. The fish were tight to the jetty. I did a very soft lob cast and crack, rod snapped in half on the first cast! I was so pissed. I've been fishing my whole life and literally never broken a rod before. I've had friends break my gear but I've never snapped one. I don't think I'm going to be able to purchase anything by Tsunami ever again....... Going to do a warranty claim tomorrow.
  7. Looking for a rod to pair up with a battle 4000. Perhaps a St Croix Tidemaster. Also interested in a Triumph or other comparable rods. Also looking for a boat rod to pair up with a Saragosa 20K. Will have to be shipped. My funds are in Paypal. Looking for a quick sale and fast shipping.
  8. My take away is that modern society uses race as an excuse to victimize certain people. These people are not looking for equality, they seek special treatment. The white man is responsible for all the world's problems…... It's interesting because leftists deny race and claim it's fluid; yet, can point the finger at someone due to the color of his skin…. It's really a paradox: fight perceived racism with racism. Race is primarily a grouping of minor physical characteristics. People make too big of a deal out of it. I acknowledge it's existence but don't treat anyone different because of it. The only group that I discriminate against is the left.
  9. The only people that I see assigning a hierarchy to race are the liberals and the lunatic racists. I could care less what race a person is. The liberals are the ones obsessing over "white privilege".
  10. The significance is that it exists. You can't deny reality just because it makes some people uncomfortable. It's dangerous to live in a world where people conceal the truth in order to lead the collective.
  11. Patchyfog, those are not all races. That list is a mix of ethnic groups and races. Pacific islander is not a race. American Indian is not a race. Most scientists believe there are four races: Caucasoid (white) Mongoloid (Asian) Negroid (black) Australoid (Aboriginal) Groups like Arabs, Hispanics, native Americans, Polynesians, and Jews are not races. They are ethnic groups. Races were essentially created due to the fact that different groups of people settled in different parts of the world. Separation and different environmental conditions allowed for evolutionary adaptations. The human species started off in Africa. Then there was a mass migration out of Africa; most likely due to famine. Different groups settled in different areas as it suited them. Fast forward to a more modern world. Technology allows different groups of people to come in contact with one another. We were in the process of branching off into different directions but due to modernization, you now have some interbreeding. Humans weren't given enough time to completely form different subspecies. As a result, you currently have different races of people that have some degree of interbreeding. Race exists. There are two forces that are preventing people from fully accepting this. One is the liberal agenda. Liberals support equality and want to deny our differences as much as possible in order to be politically correct. The second is that there are many populations of mixed race people now. For example, India or Brazil. Nevertheless, just because you have areas were there is no dominant race, doesn't mean that race is completely arbitrary. There are no absolutes but there are clearly discernible trends.
  12. True but it illustrates how the liberal "professional class" in America are out of their minds. The left clearly rationalize whenever a concept doesn't agree with their egalitarian agenda. Being gay is biological but gender is fluid. The classification of race is offense so therefore we should dismantle it by claiming it's fluid or that it doesn't exist. Race is very different than ethnicity. Race is clearly biological; physical attributes that can be classified. Ethnicity has more to do with culture, belief systems, religion, conventions, etc. Ethnicity is about being a member of a social group and has less to do with bloodlines. For example, a Jew could be a white European or a black Ethiopian. If race wasn't biological, black babies wouldn't come out black and white babies wouldn't come out white. Hair texture and color, as well as other physical attributes are used to classify race...... The lines obviously become more blurred when we are talking about people that are mixed race.
  13. The New York Times posted this outrageous article. It was written by a liberal professor of law. The left has no credibility, logic, or reasoning skills. How do these people become professors? Race is a "social construct"! Just like more Mexicans are leaving the U.S than coming in. Don't believe their lies. Race and Racial Identity Are Social Constructs Race is not biological. It is a social construct. There is no gene or cluster of genes common to all blacks or all whites. Were race “real” in the genetic sense, racial classifications for individuals would remain constant across boundaries. Yet, a person who could be categorized as black in the United States might be considered white in Brazil or colored in South Africa. Like race, racial identity can be fluid. How one perceives her racial identity can shift with experience and time, and not simply for those who are multiracial. These shifts in racial identity can end in categories that our society, which insists on the rigidity of race, has not even yet defined. As I explain in my book "According to Our Hearts," whites in interracial black-white marriages or relationships frequently experience a shift in how they personally understand their individual racial identity. In a society where being white (regardless of one’s socioeconomic class background or other disadvantages) means living a life with white skin privileges — such as being presumed safe, competent and noncriminal — whites who begin to experience discrimination because of their intimate connection with someone of another race, or who regularly see their loved ones fall prey to racial discrimination, may begin to no longer feel white. After all, their lived reality does not align with the social meaning of their whiteness. That all said, unlike race and racial identity, the social, political and economic meanings of race, or rather belonging to particular racial groups, have not been fluid. Racial meanings for non-European groups have remained stagnant. For no group has this reality been truer than African-Americans. What many view as the promising results of the Pew Research Center’s data on multiracial Americans, with details of a growing multiracial population and an increasing number of interracial marriages, does not foreshadow as promising a future for individuals of African descent as it does for other groups of color. Unlike their multiracial peers of Asian and Native American ancestry who tend to view themselves as having more in common with monoracial whites than with Asians or Native Americans, respectively, multiracial adults with a black background — 69 percent of whom say most people would view them as black — experience prejudice and interactions in ways that are much more closely aligned with members of the black community. In fact, the consequences of the social, political and economic meanings of race are so deep that my co-author Mario Barnes and I have argued that whites who find themselves discriminated against based on racial proxies such as name (for example, Lakisha or Jamal), should have actionable race discrimination claims based on such conduct. In sum, the fact that race is a social construct, defined by markers such as skin color, hair texture, eye shape, ancestry, identity performance and even name, does not mean that racial classifications are free of consequence or tangible effects. More than 50 years ago, Congress enacted the most comprehensive antidiscrimination legislation in history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Half a century later in 2015, the same gaps in racial inequality remain or have grown deeper. Today, the unemployment rate for African-Americans remains more than double that for whites, public schools are more segregated now than they were in the 1950s and young black males are 21 times more likely to be shot and killed by the police than their white male peers. Even a white fourth-grade teacher in Texas, Karen Fitzgibbons, openly advocated for the racial segregation of the 1950s and 1960s on her Facebook page. Where will we be 50 years from now? Need I answer that question? It definitely won't be in a post-racial society.
  14. Alien snowflakes.......
  15. We could hire bathroom guards to make sure no one is cheating the system. We still have the refugee crisis to worry about. Don't forget about the mass deportations. Also, the 20 trillion dollar debt. The U.S debt doubled under Obama.