All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!



This got my attention:

TrackingPoint — the company that makes scopes so smart they compensate for bullet drop, air density, windage and rifle cant, making long-range shooting possible with the push of a button — is expanding their Austin, Texas facilities and looking for experts in all fields to come work for them, including rifle testers.
In case you're interested this is the Tracking Point Website.

They make a gun/scope combo that has a computer built into the scope to range, and make adjustment for wind, cant etc, guaranteed to hit out to about 1,200 yards.  Which is cool when you think about it.  Now I can do all of that too, without the aid of batteries btw.  However a lot of guys can't, or they don't have the room to practice and learn. 

In an open letter, company president Jason Schauble wrote, “Due to overwhelming demand, TrackingPoint is looking for very smart, dedicated individuals who have a passion for firearms at all levels and across all areas of expertise to grow our business. If you’re one of those people, and you like Texas, send us an email and a resume to for review.”
I already sent in my resume.


  1. Hey res... you following the debate between me and Vox? I'd love to know what you think.

  2. I've been reading it. I think you've missed a BIG debt as money item, but I'm waiting to see if either you or Vox address it before I pipe in about it.

  3. your thoughts are coveted... but... given that you probably could change the outcome of this debate with a comment or two... I would appreciate it if they were limited to an email... unless you're gonna side with me.

  4. WaterBoy2:41 PM

    "I already sent in my resume."

    Good luck!

  5. "unless you're gonna side with me."

    The point I would make won't help either one of you, yet.

    Here's a hint: "debt and/or commodity money is/isn't money to whom/or when, under what circumstances"?

    Right now you and Vox both have avoided the "to whom" part of the equation. If I show up on a south pacific island with a box of to me worthless seashells, but to the islanders a valuable box of currency, do I have “money”? In that context I do. There is a contextual meaning that so far I don’t think either one of you has covered. One of you might be getting to it, I don’t know. It’s too early to tell.

    Granted the “money” in my example is totally arbitrary, but it’s a valid part of the equation.

    The way I look at the subject, the context is just as important as the form that money takes. That holds true with commodities, debt instruments, pieces of paper, seashells, metals etc.