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   Safetydude posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  I wonder what happened to my comment about putting a silencer(suppressor )on my .45?
August 29 at 21:40 EST .

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   GO3  Good question.
September 10 at 20:03 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  I went to Lowe's today, for the first time in a long time, and when I produced my ID for the military discount I was told that there is a "new policy" for the discount; 'there must be a copy of your DD 214 on file in the store'.

Now that ain't never gonna happen, good-bye Lowe's.
I shudda' gone to the Depot.
August 10 at 17:37 EST .

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   MeiDei   http://themilitarywallet.com/home-depot-
lowes-10-military-discount/

I lost all my previous post ... just to add this link - hope it helps and answers your experience.
August 11 at 09:26 EST .

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   Safetydude  I've been a Home Depot customer since the company opened its first store in Marietta, GA. and have benefited from their discount policy since they initiated, many years ago. Lowe's followed suit; present your ID for your discount.
Yesterday I was told that Lowe's policy had changed. I don't know if it is for the North Port store only or the chain. I don't care, either way.
I'm not going to give them a copy of DD 214 for any reason.
August 11 at 18:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  I don't blame you.
August 12 at 16:54 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  The Lowes discount card does NOT require a copy of DD214, no Vet would ever do that, it's guarded by all who have one.
Their program is extended to Military families with the card, instead of like me having to show the DH Military ID card.

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Lowe’s is an American company that has made it known in the past that they are proud to be a part of this great nation. They have continually shown their support for our military, and now they have made an announcement that will help those in our military as well as their families. The company will be changing their military discount program in order to improve it for those defending our country.

They will be expanding the program to include more members of the military as well as their family members. I think we can all agree that those who put their lives aside to defend our freedom deserve everything they can possibly get.

Lowe’s has explained that they have expanded their online discount to give military members free shipping as well. After seeing all sorts of stories in which members of our military are treated with such disrespect by ungrateful Americans, it is very welcome to see them being catered to. The men and women defending our country deserve a lot more than discounts, but this is a very welcome start.
http://conservativefighters.com/news/low
es-fires-shot-heard-loud-clear-every-mil
itary-wife-america/

FTA:
"That is the kind of thing that we need to start seeing more of as a nation. Liberals have tried to do everything they can to make veterans be the bad guy. But Americans are having none of it. We know that these people deserve all of the respect in the world and that cannot happen unless we start working together as a nation.

My hope for American businesses is that they take a look at how Lowe’s treats our military members and takes notes. It is time for our country to honor the men and women that make our freedom possible."
August 15 at 16:10 EST .

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   GO3  Was unable to go to Lowe's for months. Now that I'm able I will see about the mil discount policy at my store.
August 17 at 17:08 EST .

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   GO3  One other thing. For decades businesses located near military bases/posts complained about competition from BX/PX. As things developed, BX/PX started going to high end items with the result that they promoted the "tax free" benefit versus lower prices. 30 years ago there was a fair chunk of the military population at my post who always went to local stores because lower prices more than offset the tax free aspect. Anyway, once places like HD and Lowe's started their 10 percent discount it was essentially negating the tax free advantage of the exchanges. Since retiring, we've always had good access to exchanges, but the pricing wasn't worth the drive to go there. Also, more stores in our area adopted the military discount addition to HD and Lowe's. To counter this, exchanges have now allowed all honorably discharged veterans eligibility to make online purchases on the exchange website.
August 17 at 17:20 EST .

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   GO3  Went to Lowe's yesterday and got the 10% discount just presenting my ID. No DD214 required.
August 18 at 08:01 EST .

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   Safetydude  Maybe the dude at the register in the North Port store had his facts confused. I have no need to go back to find out since the HD is a mile away.
August 24 at 15:35 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  RIP, "Wichita Lineman".
August 8 at 19:41 EST .

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   Gram77  His voice was absolutely beautiful.
August 9 at 08:00 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  I suppose everyone that particpates on this Wall has some favorite DVD's, or even some old Videos, on a shelf. I think it would be interesting to see what y'all watch when you sit down to watch a movie at home.
I'm going to start with ten titles Miss Tina and I have.
These are not in any order; just how they came off the shelf.
-”Muppet Treasure Island”,
-”A Prarie Home Companion”,
-”i'll be there”,
-”Laurel and Hardy”, four features,
-”Mr. Toad's Wild Ride”,
-”Islands In The Stream”,
-”Borat”,
-”Airplane”,
-”Sully”,
-”Wild Hogs”.
Like I said; no particular order.
July 21 at 21:09 EST .

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   GO3  Well, Mrs. GO3's taste in movies diverges quite a bit from mine, but these are my top ten in no particular order:

- Skyfall
- Predators
- The Fifth Element
- Loony Tunes boxed set
- Firefly boxed set
- Serenity
- The Manchurian Candidate (the original, not the silly remake )
- Pork Chop Hill
- The Beast (OK, I'm cheating here. It's not a DVD but I bought the download because DVDs of this movie are rare and very expensive )
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
July 21 at 22:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  Movies I had when I had a VCR: Tin Cup (loved the sound track, boogie and blues ); Victor/Victoria (for Andrews singing LaJazz alone, had it set to that scene ); Ladyhawke (primo ); Pretty Woman and cannot remember the rest. Donated all the above.

Have saved on DirecTV ?DVR: The Lake House; The Italian Job; Runaway Bride; Short Circuit; The Lincoln Lawyer, The 100 Foot Journey; and Sherlock BBC season 3 episode I believe, Scandal in Belgravia.
July 21 at 23:31 EST .

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   Tulsa  I've seen Skyfall and The Fifth Element both twice. Good choices.
July 21 at 23:37 EST .

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   GO3  Haven't seen any of the BBC Sherlock shows.
July 22 at 04:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  My post disappeared, so here it is again. From the dozens of DVDs on my movie shelves, I offer the following: "The Nun's Story", "The Great Escape" "Tom Horn", "84 Charing Cross Road", "The Heiress", "Hawaii" and "The Hawaiians", "the Way We Were".
July 22 at 07:47 EST .

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   Gram77  I don't have to make a list. It would match Storm's.
July 22 at 08:09 EST .

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   Tulsa  Sherlock is on Masterpiece Mystery. Seasons 1,2 & 3 were good, possibly bc there were 'years' between season 2 and 3. Anticipation doncha know. Season 4 made me furious. I recommend you read the reviews of Season 4, bc you can not unsee it. Season 4 made a mockery of 'Sherlock Holmes'. A season is only 3 episodes. Pass on the Christmas special. (end of season 3, I believe )
July 22 at 08:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  INHO the best Sherlock series, on Masterpiece Mysteries, was with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock - closest adaptation of his character's mannerisms, addiction & genius as written in the original books.
July 22 at 11:21 EST .

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   Safetydude  Roger on Jeremy Brett as the TV Sherlock.
But, I think the hallmark series are the movies with Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Sherlock and Watson.
July 22 at 11:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  I've seen all the Beeb versions with all the actors mentioned above. Cumberbatch is good, not necessarily the best. He was new. It was more new and different Sherlock. They messed up 'Sherlock' in season 4.

I personally like Jonnie Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in Elementary more than any British version.
July 22 at 12:21 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  "The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you learn".

The speaker, and star of this movie, is a foreign born actor with deep voice and a French accent.
July 18 at 17:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  OK, Wild Guess - I'm thinking Jean Reno instructing Natalie Portman in Leon The Professional.
July 18 at 19:22 EST .

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   Safetydude  C'est excellent.
July 18 at 22:06 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  C or KC-130's don't just crash.
Something brought it down...
July 11 at 21:23 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  Here's an easy one to start the week end with:

"When I had my ulcers, I was farting razor blades".

Enjoy.
July 7 at 22:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  I believe that is from "Grumpy Old Men", which was a movie I liked a lot.
July 9 at 06:11 EST .

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   Safetydude  Yes, the better(I think )of the two 'Grumpy Old Men' movies.
July 9 at 15:57 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  "Every monarch in history has succeeded someone who is dead, or just about to be. My predecessor's not only alive, but very much so. Bloody mess. Can't even give them a Christmas speech".

A quote from one of the more serious movies in the home library.
July 6 at 21:15 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Dude, "Weekend at Bernies" is not considered serious.
July 6 at 21:55 EST .

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   GO3  The King's Speech I think.
July 7 at 00:08 EST .

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   Safetydude  "The King's Speech" it is.
July 7 at 14:14 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  Since we are going into a holiday week end here's an easy one:

"I disagree. It wasn't just me, it was all of us. Jeff, Donna, Sheila, Doreen. The passengers, rescue workers. Air traffic control, ferry boat crews and scuba cops. We all did it. We survived".

Happy Fourth y'all!
June 29 at 20:54 EST .

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   GO3  Happy Fourth to you. I think the movie is "Sully."
June 29 at 21:51 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  A quote from a 1932 thriller starring, among others, a gorilla's heart-throb and a foreign correspondent named Huntley Haverstock.

"Kill! Then Love. When you have known that, you will have known ecstasy".
June 28 at 16:47 EST .

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   GO3  Would the heart throb be Fay Wray?
June 28 at 23:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Joel McCrea as Haverstock?
June 29 at 05:36 EST .

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   Safetydude  Correct, on both.
June 29 at 10:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  The it's "The Most Dangerous Game". McCrea played Huntley Haverstock again years later in a Hitchcock film, "Foreign Correspondent".
June 29 at 12:50 EST .

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   Safetydude  Joel McCrea was not named 'Haverstock' in this movie.
That was just a hint to his name from his role in "Foreign Correspondent", which is probably better known.
I don't remember his name in the this movie.
June 29 at 17:43 EST .

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