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Ned Newguy in CO

#1 Post by Benredbeard » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Hello all! Disclosure: I'm a political moderate and critical thinker, though all my close friends and my spouse assure me I'm very liberal. To be fair I think guns along with pseudoscience are my main points of alienation from traditional liberal culture. I'm hoping to learn here and have robust discussion that doesn't inflame the culture wars.

Hunter and recreational shooter: two handguns, three rifles (one an AR-10 built w/ a buddy) and an O/U shotgun. I live in Lyons, a liberal enclave in Boulder County CO itself a liberal enclave, where hunters are deeply reviled and gun owners are even worse. Married to a militant feminist who is the best thing ever! But hates guns for sure. She's supportive (if privately horrified) of my gun enthusiasm and I'm supportive (ditto) of her belief in crystals and astrology. I've spent most of my adult life in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and have recently changed careers to mitigate stress.

And with that, I'm off to our 5-year flood remembrance of the catastrophic 2013 floods here in Lyons :see_stars:

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#2 Post by Bucolic » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:05 pm

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#3 Post by blunderbuss » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Welcome from Texas! Since I'm sure you don't get enough Texans coming up to Colorado, you'll be glad to know there appear to be a fair number of us here as well. :)

I'm also a relative newbie to the LGC and have an anti-gun wife.

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#4 Post by DavidMS » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 pm

Welcome from Rockville, MD.

I am single and trying to assure that whoever I seriously date is at least somewhat neutral on firearms.

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#5 Post by danhue » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Welcome from PA. My wife works in Westminster, near Denver. We may all move there at some point, but for now, she commutes.

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#6 Post by sikacz » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Welcome from Houston!
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#7 Post by YankeeTarheel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi, From NJ! I fundamentally do not believe in magic of any kind. My wife describes me as "a devout Agnostic" and I can't argue with that!
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#8 Post by highdesert » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:41 pm

:welcome: The firing range is a great place to reduce stress.
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#9 Post by Bisbee » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:56 pm

Howdy and :welcome:

So what kind of pseudoscience are you into?

I myself have recently gotten into believing the Chinese civilization is the most successful civilization by far, lasting longer than and outnumbering any other racial and ethnic group on the planet. In fact National Geographic magazine did a study and determined the most common face of humanity is a 28 year old Han Chinese male! Here is a computer generated composit image (looks like my cousin...).

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#10 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 pm

:welcome:
Bisbee May well be right that the Han Chinese face is the most common, but the Emoticon Face may be even more so. :D
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#11 Post by levigold12 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:28 am

Welcome! I'm a fairly new member as well from a bit North of Boulder near Wyoming. Good to see another member nearby!

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#12 Post by Benredbeard » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm actually not into pseudoscience at all, which is one point on which I usually get alienated from progressives :sad: . Around here autism is caused by vaccines, "toxins" abound and require regular bizarre "cleansings", medical care comes from crystals and expensive magic powders, and the exact time of your birth determines your destiny and that of those around you :roll: .

Tough place to be a skeptic and a gun nut!

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#13 Post by HuckleberryFun » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:45 pm

Benredbeard wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 pm
I'm actually not into pseudoscience at all, which is one point on which I usually get alienated from progressives :sad: . Around here autism is caused by vaccines, "toxins" abound and require regular bizarre "cleansings", medical care comes from crystals and expensive magic powders, and the exact time of your birth determines your destiny and that of those around you :roll: .

Tough place to be a skeptic and a gun nut!
Sounds like Santa Cruz, CA, where I lived for 10 years. Land of hippie-dippie belief systems, raggedy trust fund hippies, health decisions based on crystals, and all-around New Age central. My chakras were never so aligned before or since.
But I did like the vampires...
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#14 Post by dcramer64 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:34 am

Howdy, Ned! I'm the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Liberal Gun Club and live in Pueblo, CO. Sorry it took so long for me to respond, I just got back from a hunting/fishing trip to Taylor Park.

If you would like to send me a private message with your name, email address, and city where you live, I can add you to our chapter's mailing list and put you in contact with an area representative near you. Also, if you haven't already, please consider joining the national Liberal Gun Club. It's only $10/year, supports our club's activities, and gives you access to some member's only benefits including access to our private Facebook pages.

Looking forward to meeting you at a future RMLGC event!


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#15 Post by SubRosa » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:21 pm

Welcome home from hot AZ.

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#16 Post by Benredbeard » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Hello Doug and thank you! I did join up and will message you. Cheers!

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