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Old 14th September 2021, 07:57 AM   #2161
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I don't understand. She's a troll. Why hasn't ignoring her magically made her go away yet?
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Old 14th September 2021, 09:17 AM   #2162
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I read the PZ Myers post like 3 times, and still thought his comment on Boebert's photo said "guns to boobs ratio." I have issues.
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Old 14th September 2021, 09:20 AM   #2163
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Originally Posted by bruto View Post
Nice new flap in which MTG poses with a super expensive rifle with scope apparently mounted wrong.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyng...y-are-poseurs/
The one lengthy commentary post there is very interesting.
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Old 14th September 2021, 09:22 AM   #2164
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
I read the PZ Myers post like 3 times, and still thought his comment on Boebert's photo said "guns to boobs ratio." I have issues.
Let me correct that on behalf of PZ.

"guns to fake boob ratio".

Apol to PZ, but I had to do it.
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Old 14th September 2021, 09:25 AM   #2165
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Originally Posted by kookbreaker View Post
In the comments people are rightly speculating that it is a composite photo since her legs wouldn’t fit in that Hummer bed in that position. As one put it: “She lost her legs in the War on Christmas!”
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Old 14th September 2021, 09:32 AM   #2166
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Oh it's a photochop hack job to be sure. The "bed" of a hummer is hilariously tiny. Even with the tailgate folded down it's only like 5 feet.
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Old 14th September 2021, 11:35 AM   #2167
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Oh it's a photochop hack job to be sure. The "bed" of a hummer is hilariously tiny. Even with the tailgate folded down it's only like 5 feet.
MTG is 5'3" tall. No way is she lying down in that 5 ft. Hummer bed. Photoshop 100%.
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Old 14th September 2021, 11:45 AM   #2168
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
They put the scope mount on backwards because the optic they are using doesn't have enough relief distance to be properly used on that rifle. (This is the distance your eye can be from the scope and have it still focus. A 'long relief' optic can, and should, be further from your eye than other optics.) Not using the proper scope for a rifle like that is a safety hazard, and at best will destroy the optic.

And I say this as someone who enjoys shooting 'trashy' loadouts. My 10/22 has an ACOG clone on it. There is nothing wrong with doing that for fun, but you have to own it and not act like some tactical operator for doing so.

EDIT: She's not even wearing glasses. I'd also have my hair pulled back, and at least something on my ejection side arm. The more I look at the picture the worse it gets, even ignoring the obvious 'where your legs at?' problem.

EDIT 2: LMAO, I was ignoring the fiction that she's supposed to be shooting from the bed of an old Humvee and didn't notice the bipod on the tailgate. That is going to be one BOUNCY reset.
A bit more on the eye relief distance and related matters...

All optical instruments employing a Keplerian, or positive eyepiece (riflescopes, binos, microscopes, astro scopes, etc.), have a particular eye relief distance. This is determined principally by the focal length of the eyepiece, and to a degree on the eyepiece design.

At the eye relief point lies the exit pupil, which is a real image of the entrance pupil, the latter nominally being the objective lens (or mirror). The diameter of the exit pupil is exactly the diameter of the entrance pupil divided by the magnification. This is how the larger light collecting area of the objective can be made to fit in the eye's smaller iris.

These kind of optical instruments operate afocally, meaning that by themselves they do not focus the light to a real image. Indeed, they send light from any one distant image point out the eyepiece as unfocused, essentially collimated beams of parallel rays. The observers eye does all the focusing, with the instrument supplying an object that appears to lie at a considerable distance if the eye is relaxed.

In order to see the full field of view, and with the best uniformity of image brightness the instrument is capable of supplying, the observer's Iris must be coincident with the exit pupil. That's why the eye relief distance is an important element.

Whether the eye be near to or far from the eyepiece, the image will not alter in focus. The only impact of the eye being not located at the eye relief distance is either vignetting, or darkening of the outer field if the eye is too close, or reduction of field if the eye is too far.
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Old 14th September 2021, 11:57 AM   #2169
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There's some YouTube gun guy who nearly blew his face off when his knockoff Barrett .50 went all catastrophic on him. He suffered major injuries to his face, arms, lungs etc., and probably would've croaked it had he not been able to get to the hospital quickly. The surgeons patched him up real good and after a number of weeks, he put out a follow-up video, where he thanked . . .

You guessed it, the good lord.
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Old 14th September 2021, 12:02 PM   #2170
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Off Topic.

There's some YouTube gun guy who nearly blew his face off when his knockoff Barrett .50 went all catastrophic on him. He suffered major injuries to his face, arms, lungs etc., and probably would've croaked it had he not been able to get to the hospital quickly. The surgeons patched him up real good and after a number of weeks, he put out a follow-up video, where he thanked . . .

You guessed it, the good lord.
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Old 14th September 2021, 12:11 PM   #2171
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Originally Posted by bruto View Post
Nice new flap in which MTG poses with a super expensive rifle with scope apparently mounted wrong.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyng...y-are-poseurs/
That whole piece is pretty much crap.
Her set up isn't ideal but the commentary is picking fault for the sake of it and does himself no favours.

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Old 14th September 2021, 12:19 PM   #2172
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Off Topic.

There's some YouTube gun guy who nearly blew his face off when his knockoff Barrett .50 went all catastrophic on him. He suffered major injuries to his face, arms, lungs etc., and probably would've croaked it had he not been able to get to the hospital quickly. The surgeons patched him up real good and after a number of weeks, he put out a follow-up video, where he thanked . . .

You guessed it, the good lord.
It was the Kentucky Ballistics channel.

It was a Serbu RN-50, not a 'knockoff Barret'

It seems it was a problem with the ammunition.
It seems the powder in the charge was too 'hot' either because it had unknown to the shooter been reloaded at some point with an out of spec charge or the original charge was degrading.

Forgotten Weapons did a commentary on it and 'Why guns explode'
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Old 14th September 2021, 12:51 PM   #2173
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I don't understand. She's a troll. Why hasn't ignoring her magically made her go away yet?
Better still, why has'nt sun light turned her to stone?
She must be Olog Hai......
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Old 14th September 2021, 05:18 PM   #2174
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Could be wrong, but...

Looks to me that if she laid her head down, the top of her head would be in line with the edge of the Hummer bed (not tailgate) which someone here said is 5 feet long.

If she's 5' 3" a slight bend at the knees would be enough for her to fit. She could also be at an angle within the bed.

It's too poor of an image to give it a proper forensic look. Just saying it isn't impossible for her to fit in the bed. Kind of stupid to do so maybe, but look who we are discussing.

Why would she photoshop this?
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Old 14th September 2021, 05:43 PM   #2175
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Originally Posted by mgidm86 View Post
Could be wrong, but...

Looks to me that if she laid her head down, the top of her head would be in line with the edge of the Hummer bed (not tailgate) which someone here said is 5 feet long.

If she's 5' 3" a slight bend at the knees would be enough for her to fit. She could also be at an angle within the bed.

It's too poor of an image to give it a proper forensic look. Just saying it isn't impossible for her to fit in the bed. Kind of stupid to do so maybe, but look who we are discussing.

Why would she photoshop this?
You didn't take into account the added inches to her lying down length due to her feet lying flat behind her instead of being perpendicular to her legs when standing. She's 5'3". The average shoe size for someone her height is a 7-8 which is what I wear at just under 5'4" (8). So I measured the difference in my standing height and when my foot was bent horizontal to my legs. It added 4". So MTG would really need to fit her 5'7" reclining body into that 5" Hummer bed. Ain't gonna happen.

As to why she would photoshop this? Who knows? We're talking about MTG. Rational thinking is not her strong point.

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Old 14th September 2021, 06:09 PM   #2176
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You didn't take into account the added inches to her lying down length due to her feet lying flat behind her instead of being perpendicular to her legs when standing. She's 5'3". The average shoe size for someone her height is a 7-8 which is what I wear at just under 5'4" (8). So I measured the difference in my standing height and when my foot was bent horizontal to my legs. It added 4". So MTG would really need to fit her 5'7" reclining body into that 5" Hummer bed. Ain't gonna happen.

As to why she would photoshop this? Who knows? We're talking about MTG. Rational thinking is not her strong point.
I'm more concerned with the claim she strolls around that restaurant with her sidearm in a non retention competition holster.
Hell, a full coverage tactical would be miles better... comp rigs are little more than a shelf to keep your pistol out of the dirt*.
Not smart.

(* There are many versions certainly and I haven't seen the photos, but still. )
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I'm more concerned with the claim she strolls around that restaurant with her sidearm in a non retention competition holster.
I think you're confusing the newly-elected RWNJs; Lauren Boebert is the nutbar with the restaurant.
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I think you're confusing the newly-elected RWNJs; Lauren Boebert is the nutbar with the restaurant.
You are correct .. thanks.
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I read the PZ Myers post like 3 times, and still thought his comment on Boebert's photo said "guns to boobs ratio." I have issues.
I laughed.

I probably have issues also.
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Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
I laughed.

I probably have issues also.
She has more guns than working brain synapses.
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She has more guns than working brain synapses.
I lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas in my young adult days. The apparent lack of working synapses by many was a big factor in my leaving the midwest. Colorado was the best of the three, but the overt racism in the other two was bad. But the more subtle, underground racism of certain areas and people finally convinced me to leave. Haven't been back in over 30 years. I also didn't like the weather. Volcanoes give you some warning, but tornadoes fall on you sometimes unannounced. And never turn your back on the ocean, it is not your friend.
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Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
I lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas in my young adult days. The apparent lack of working synapses by many was a big factor in my leaving the midwest. Colorado was the best of the three, but the overt racism in the other two was bad. But the more subtle, underground racism of certain areas and people finally convinced me to leave. Haven't been back in over 30 years. I also didn't like the weather. Volcanoes give you some warning, but tornadoes fall on you sometimes unannounced. And never turn your back on the ocean, it is not your friend.
You couldn't pay me to live in the South or Midwest. Virginia might be an exception but too damn hot and humid. Having lived in Nashville...ew. Just ew. Give me OR/WA west of the Cascades anytime!
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Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
I lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas in my young adult days. The apparent lack of working synapses by many was a big factor in my leaving the midwest. Colorado was the best of the three, but the overt racism in the other two was bad. But the more subtle, underground racism of certain areas and people finally convinced me to leave. Haven't been back in over 30 years. I also didn't like the weather. Volcanoes give you some warning, but tornadoes fall on you sometimes unannounced. And never turn your back on the ocean, it is not your friend.
Just a nit - those states aren't in the midwest.
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Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
I lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas in my young adult days. The apparent lack of working synapses by many was a big factor in my leaving the midwest. Colorado was the best of the three, but the overt racism in the other two was bad. But the more subtle, underground racism of certain areas and people finally convinced me to leave. Haven't been back in over 30 years. I also didn't like the weather. Volcanoes give you some warning, but tornadoes fall on you sometimes unannounced. And never turn your back on the ocean, it is not your friend.
I'm moving to Colorado soon. I'll report back
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