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Post by Mossdancer » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:03 am

Capn O:
Congrats to the attention you pay to self defense. Has the appearance of being able to handle the job. I find the older I get the more I am aware of the same. I would strongly urge you though to not attempt to take such a device across a sovereign border or onto a commercial aircraft. I have found the safest way to travel is by auto ( it has nothing to do with statistics ). Even new jails are tough to get accustomed to. I prefer a snub nosed .38 for my travels which are limited to the 34 states I am licensed in. No orneriness' intended. Just hoping to prevent a bad experience. Should anyone find this objectionable please have a monitor delete it. To add a bit of humor and I do know how you meant your statement. I just think an officer would eye a little old partly bald man wearing a dress
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Post by Captain O » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:12 am

Had you read the sentence contextually, you may have understood. I am not entering Mexico without some sort of protection (and I'm not referring to a condom). I know where to go and the places to avoid. I have no business in the Zona Norte (red-light district) even though police presence is high (24/7). I know where to go and what to avoid, after numerous visits to the city since 2007 and 2010. The police have been "clamping down" on criminal activity. I don't drink, don't go to nightclubs (that's for the young and foolish set, not me). I go to restaurants, museums, sporting events (the bullfights) and amusement parks.

By the way, anyone that molests the tourists is flirting with a long prison sentence. They cannot afford to lose the revenue. I saw it with my own two eyes in 2010 while waiting to go through customs. The Tourist Police (that is their name) had caught two thieves and had them in the backseat of their new cruiser there were two older, visibly shaken women (in their late 60's), being interviewed by one officer and another reached in a slapped the snot out of one of their suspects. (They aren't taking any krap and are not tolerating the impact that people like this are having upon the tourist trade).

In Old Mexico the wise approach is not to go anywhere you wouldn't take your mother or grandmother. It is the safe way to enjoy the highlights city.

Are you volunteering to buy me a car? We can talk. Frankly, I enjoy taking the train. I can travel to the border in as little as 33 hours (including the 50-minute transfer to Amtrak's Surfliner at Los Angeles' Union Station).

Taxis in Tijuana are relatively cheap and the best seats at the Plaza de Toros Monumental are $50.00 each and a $2 seat cushion you buy at the Plaza makes the 2 1/2 hour 6-bout show more comfortable. (It beats sitting out the entire show on concrete).
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Post by Quick Steel » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:02 am

Though it has been a long while since I've been on a train, I have fond memories of trains being the most civilized form of transportation. Far superior to air travel. Not in speed obviously, but in every other way. I'm just indulging in a bit of nostalgia. I do hope you have an enjoyable trip Captain.
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Post by Captain O » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:28 am

Quick Steel wrote:Though it has been a long while since I've been on a train, I have fond memories of trains being the most civilized form of transportation. Far superior to air travel. Not in speed obviously, but in every other way. I'm just indulging in a bit of nostalgia. I do hope you have an enjoyable trip Captain.
Thank you, Quick Steel. Every person with whom I have spoken refer to Tijuana in the "days of yore". These are the old marines and sailors that were older than I. These men were rowdy drinkers and fighters on Revolution Avenue. (The tourism strip). They frequently would drink, get taken for a lot of money, get thoroughly "trashed" and wind up being thrown into the notorious "La Ocho". The Military would bail them out and dock their pay and fine them heavily. I never violated the "off-limits" Navy rules. I knew better than to get drunk in a foreign nation. (That's trouble just begging to happen). Now I'm a big boy that wants to have a real good time. Clean, enjoyable fun. Buying desirable trinkets (.999 silver rings) at a far lower cost than in the US. (I know because I have done it).

An inexpensive vacation without courting danger or disaster. (What a concept). ::tu::
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Post by Captain O » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:43 am

I bobbed off five inches of the cane and slipped on a properly-fitted 7/8" cane tip. (It is a softer rubber and grips the pavement better). My primary doctor at the VA is going to give me a prescription for the cane. When this has been done I can take my cane on any public transportation because it is, technically, a "walking aid". They can't deny my carrying it anywhere because I need it. ::sotb:: ::tu::

I have already received unsolicited compliments on the cane and that was on the first day of carrying it in public. This is a great accouterment and personal accessory. I'm enjoying it and am also working on exercises for strikes and blocks. I heartily recommend this to everyone. Go to BudK and buy either this or the man-made Polymer Blackthorn as a "walking stick". This cane will be my constant companion for the next 20 years. 8) ::tu::

At $39.99 + shipping, either one is a great investment. ::tu::
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Post by kootenay joe » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:32 pm

From the link to Captain's cane on the Budk site, i clicked on the ad for "Cold Steel Heavy Duty Sword Cane" $94.99. The video chopping up a hog carcass with this short sword is impressive !
Problem for me is that i don't need any self defense aids where i live and i don't travel. I can't see myself ever in a situation where i would need a sword cane so it's hard to rationalize buying one. ("rationalize" = lying to oneself)
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Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:21 pm

kootenay joe wrote:From the link to Captain's cane on the Budk site, i clicked on the ad for "Cold Steel Heavy Duty Sword Cane" $94.99. The video chopping up a hog carcass with this short sword is impressive !
Problem for me is that i don't need any self defense aids where i live and i don't travel. I can't see myself ever in a situation where i would need a sword cane so it's hard to rationalize buying one. ("rationalize" = lying to oneself)
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:04 am

Greg, is that a riddle ? What does "rationalize a fraction" mean ? "fraction" as in math ?
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Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:10 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, is that a riddle ? What does "rationalize a fraction" mean ? "fraction" as in math ?
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Just a silly observation on my part Kj. When one is working with fractions in math it's always advantageous to "rationalize" them to a common denominator..
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:00 pm

Ahh, Got it. Back in the day of inkwell & nibs the term was "reduce" to common denominator if i am recalling 5th grade correctly. Now i learn one must be rational in the reduction. Hmm.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Ahh, Got it. Back in the day of inkwell & nibs the term was "reduce" to common denominator if i am recalling 5th grade correctly. Now i learn one must be rational in the reduction. Hmm.
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I think the term comes more from the root word "ratio" as opposed to "rational" in the other definition.
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Post by Captain O » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:05 pm

This cane is better than I had hoped. The one-piece construction makes it solid as a rock. While it is a self-defense cane, it's value as a "walking aid" should not be underestimated. It won't break, warp, peel, chip, fade, crack or blister. It can serve many purposes and well worth the money.

Go to BudK and look it over. You'll be glad you did.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:36 pm

Captain O wrote:This cane is better than I had hoped. The one-piece construction makes it solid as a rock. While it is a self-defense cane, it's value as a "walking aid" should not be underestimated. It won't break, warp, peel, chip, fade, crack or blister. It can serve many purposes and well worth the money.

Go to BudK and look it over. You'll be glad you did.
I think I'd just as druther walk over to the wall and grab one of these. And if one of those doesn't suit me, there's more under the bed.
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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:53 am

Captain O, I went over to the BUDK site and checked out your United cane. It is definitely the current preferred style for self-defense canes, but at a much more reasonable price than many others I've seen. A very good value. Congrats.
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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:00 am

jerryd, Nice selection. I have only a couple. Fortunately, I don't need a cane but sometimes use one to negotiate over some uneven ground nearby.
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