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clavius wrote:exnailpounder wrote:Nice work! My hat is off to your son for staying in the game. Shooting sports are awesome and you meet some of the nicest people in that sport. Bravo to both of you!
Thank you. He is a great kid and does not let his medical issues limit much of what he does. He is somewhat new to trap, but is actually a quite good trap and action rifle shooter. He and his younger brother have the same condition though it affects them quite differently, so the younger guy can get by without the wheelchair at this point. They are two of the toughest people I've ever known, really.
Farmwelding wrote:Otto Nobedder wrote:That vacuum clamp looks like a KF-25. Nice re-purpose, and nice project overall. My brother is a board member for a gun club near Delovan, WI, and I think I'll share your idea with him.
What gun club might that be? I live like 20 min away from Delevan, depending on driver. Might know it/him. You never know in this small of a world.
exnailpounder wrote:I have nothing but admiration for people who soldier through adversity. I know a guy who claims disability and drinks his checks away because of a lousy hip replacement and cries about it to anyone who will listen. Some people give up way too easy. Your sons are heros.
Otto Nobedder wrote:exnailpounder wrote:I have nothing but admiration for people who soldier through adversity. I know a guy who claims disability and drinks his checks away because of a lousy hip replacement and cries about it to anyone who will listen. Some people give up way too easy. Your sons are heros.
At the first sentence, I was thinking, "What choice to we have, but to soldier on? Then you answered that question. We can surrender to it, or, like this guy, collaborate with it. This has given him all the excuse he needs to drink when he wants to, and his "poor me" cries are him rationalizing his behavior to people who don't actually care, and in turn, justifying it to himself.
Think of our friend Sam, who blew his own damn leg off in a shooting accident. You don't see any negativity out of him. His posts always include the hashtag #oneleggedproblems, and he faces everything with enthusiasm, a smile, and a leg he can pull off and kick you in the ear with.
Farmwelding wrote:Well I'll tell you that all that matters is how you hurt yousrself. I burnt myself welding at 2000 degrees and my hand hirts like a biatch. Oh well my hand hurts because I was to lazy to move my hand from the door closing. Who really hurts-door guy because I can bounce back from it.
Jeff, I know those people every day. It's called public school. It's garbage everyday. I don't want to do that. Oh o hurt my leg at baseball yesterday so I'm slow today. Screw off. I burnt my arm yesterday and it smelled like mig welding for 3 hours and left a scar and was 3000 degrees. People give up after awhile because it is to difficult and no one is riding their butt 24/7. Oh I can't do problem one-can't do crap for the rest of it. This is why we need shop classes. Oh I can't lay a decent bead so I can't do vertical or overhead or I can't mig after 30 minutes so I can't do it. No-sit your butt down and run beads. This also requires shop teachers to tell people that they aren't doing a good job always.
So yeah-Jeff they are everywhere. You probably surround yourself with people that can get crap done.