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Lots of BLF'ers from Texas...

This may be just confirmation-bias speaking, but we seem to have a lot of members from Texas.

I’m in San Antonio, so… hi Howdy?

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Where’s Dak and zeke? LOLSmile

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Me to. Thumbs Up

 

 

 

 

 
 
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You Betcha !….CC area

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Streamer wrote:
You Betcha !….CC area

My in-laws live on the island, it’s about the quickest and easiest 2-hour drive straight down I37 you can ask for, we are down there frequently. Great beaches, much better than the Galveston beaches I grew up near. It’s not Hawaii, but they’re pretty good as far as Gulf Coast options.

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Hey, I’m in DFW area.

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Greetings to US from Turkey. You will never know how bad it is to live and born in a 3rd world country. I wish I could born in a modern country.

Here is PayPal is forbidden and we can not use eBay or anything that does not accept cc directly. Also %20 tax on imported products if it is beyond $30 while %18 VAT(like we are european lol LOL ) on all products along with additional %20-30 tax for not important products (according to them) like phone, washing mashine, cigarette … . 1L gas is $1.37 and average salary is like $800 $900. Doctors and professors get like $2500 :/

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Another Texican checking in here. I have also noticed a high number of Texas flashlight guys myself.

Course everything is better in Texas….. Innocent

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

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Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Love To TX !

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Texas all the way…!!! Beer

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The thing we here a lot in the U.K. About Texas, is their right to bear arms really good, than most other state’s.

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ZFL-M60 wrote:
The thing we here a lot in the U.K. About Texas, is their right to bear arms really good, than most other state’s.

I recognize all the words so I am sure he is trying to say something, what that is, I don’t know….

I think he is complementing us on the massive amount of guns we have in this state. In which case, I can confirm the rumors, we have a LOT of guns.

We have at least 1 gun show a month where I live it seems. Got a 2nd amendment awards show going down in a few weeks actually.

Not to mention that when walking around town you can rest comfortably knowing you are always within earshot of another gun owner if not many of them, who is more and more nowadays wisely choosing to carry their guns on a daily basis with a conceded carry permit.

These are all approved by true Texans (I might have got a little caught up in Texas pride looking these up, I might have even shed a tear):

We also like our trucks, yes I have seen parking lots like this, not that hard to find actually.

We are also known to have fast cars, like really fast. Interestingly the TX2K meet is in progress right now where you need at least 1500hp to even play with the big boys and the big boys are running 2500+hp on the street. I wish I was there this year.

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

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I’m in San Antonio

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Longview here!

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Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Guns, guns, and more guns. Explains why your murder rate is 300% higher than Australia. Just sayin’.

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Please do not turn this thread into a gun control argument.

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Absolutely LOVE this, it says it all!!! Wink

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stephenk wrote:
Guns, guns, and more guns. Explains why your murder rate is 300% higher than Australia. Just sayin’.

Re-reading the op will make you realize this post is totally out-of-line.

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Guns, guns, and more guns. Explains why your murder rate is 300% higher than Australia. Just sayin’.

Maybe its something to do with america is just shy of 400 million people and all of Australia has what like 20 million 23 million people. Californa has more people then the Australian continent. With more population is going to be more crime. Not to mention the cartel gangs have to use Texas to get the drugs into America. Which kills several thousand a year on the Mexican side of the border the fight for the american dollar. Look up the murder stats. Break it down by race. It’s all in the FBI records available publicly. State by state. Example one year there was 16,000 white to white murders. Same year 16,000 black on black murders. Yet blacks only make 14% of the population whites 80% I forgot the Latin stats. But when you look at the stats broken down by race and the amount of murders compared to population you see why numbers are high. Whether the post seems racist or not the FBI stats don’t lie

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stephenk wrote:
sac02 wrote:
Please do not turn this thread into a gun control argument.
Fine, so lets not have pro gun posts in the first place, as 99% of non-Americans do not want to read it. (Unless it is on-topic and directly related to flashlights – e.g. hunting, LE).

what a troll Flat Stare

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This thread is aimed at Texans, you honestly think that Guns won’t come into the discussion, frequently?

Also note, that this thread is posted in the “Off-Topic” section. Which means flashlights don’t play any factor into what we discuss here as long as we remain in the rules. Last I checked there is nothing against talking about guns in the rules.

If you don’t like guns, fast cars, big trucks, Hunting, red meat, or a dozen other Texas core values, then please unsubscribe from the thread.

Now lets keep this thread out of politics since that is indeed against the rules. A nice Texas pride thread could be fun since we have quite a few representatives on here.

We will come back to guns later, how about fast cars as the new subject since TX2K17 is wrapping up today.

Anyone else here a motor head? What was your favorite modded car ever?

And FYI, anyone can participate in this thread, we Texans are known for our hospitality.

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

Texas Avenger Driver Series

My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320

How I made a True integrating PVC sphere with no math involved

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Streamer wrote:
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sac02 wrote:
Please do not turn this thread into a gun control argument.
Fine, so lets not have pro gun posts in the first place, as 99% of non-Americans do not want to read it. (Unless it is on-topic and directly related to flashlights – e.g. hunting, LE).

what a troll Flat Stare


Not a troll, just trying to present facts.
Let’s move on. Peace.
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Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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They say EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I guess that includes the Flashlight population!

Here is one of mine,,#4 in my collection in terms of throw. K40vn ~1600 Lumen/410Kcd. Thumbs Up

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stephenk wrote:
Streamer wrote:
stephenk wrote:
sac02 wrote:
Please do not turn this thread into a gun control argument.
Fine, so lets not have pro gun posts in the first place, as 99% of non-Americans do not want to read it. (Unless it is on-topic and directly related to flashlights – e.g. hunting, LE).

what a troll Flat Stare


Not a troll, just trying to present facts.
Let’s move on. Peace.

The word Troll, in my post, was meant as a verb not a noun. That is , one comes to this thread and drags (trolls) some bait and gets a reply such as this.

OK, lets move on. No malice intended. Innocent

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I like fast cars, though my preferences tend to lean towards German precision rather than American muscle. I like going fast around corners more than in a straight line.

Here is the build album for my current DD, a Mazda5: it’s a six-speed minivan and I turbocharged and put AST suspension on. I also have a thing for wagons, my previous DD was a nice e34 Touring with an M5 drivetrain swapped in. But I have two kids under 5, so the minivan is the right tool for the job at the moment.

I autocross the Mz5 and people get a kick out of seeing it lapping with two kids car seats in the back (Recaro brand of course). And not to toot my own horn as a driver too much, but my minivan and I have embarrassed a good number of proper “sports cars” on the track and on the street.

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This epitaph is on my son’s memorial stone, a very heavy slab of black granite shaped like Texas… 40” tall, 8” thick, on a base of Fredericksburg Red Granite. He was 17 yrs old when he died, drove a ’65 Chevy Apache with 6” Diesel stacks coming up out of the bed and no mufflers.

As Texans, we have a way of standing out in a crowd of people that stand out. It’s what we do. Be that via guns, trucks, or the best B-B-Q in the world. Our gals are farm tough, sexy as all get out, and a great many of em carry. Many of those that don’t, their grandma’s do!

We believe a man’s word is his bond, a handshake is the best contract in the world, and a hard days work is the gateway to a weekend of hell raising. Rebel yells abound, still, even though we’ve been infiltrated with a great many non-native born Texan residents, maybe some Texans weren’t born here like I was, but those that had the misfortune of being born elsewhere were glad they found their way home. Wink

Summer days are a time when there’s not much need to turn on the hot water in the shower, not much cold water coming out anyway. Winter days can be brutal, but we’re just as likely to need the air conditioner a day or two later. Just how it is. Day I was born it was 111 degrees, two days later it hit 113. I’ve seen it freezing for a week then hit 101 in February, only to drop back down to freezing 2 days later. The old saying says if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait a day and it’ll change. Unless we’re in a heat wave, where it can break 100 degrees 100 days in a row. Relentless weather breeds relentless people. Great neighbors, the best friends, and some of the worst enemies a man ever created.

Texan first, American second and ornery through and through! God Bless Texas!

(My Mississippi born wife is giving me the Stink Eye, but she packs and can relate as she’s a Southern belle through and through)

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