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Forty Rod SASS 3935

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  1. The price has gone up..I think I paid about $10.00 for mine.
  2. On pizza should be illegal...with a very stiff penalty.
  3. Close, but I'm not quite that old....yet.
  4. Somebody is yanking your chain, old son. I smoked 2-3 packs a day for about forty years. I quit 24 years ago and the only problem I had (knock on wood) was a 30 pound weight gain....which I have now overcome. Smoking is the slowest way I know to commit suicide. BTW, I was hyper and stayed hyper until my body just told me I was too old to be a kid any more.
  5. He called today and left a message. I called back and we had a pleasant 40 minute talk. Thanks. He had me worried (as some others of you do from time to time.) so I'm glad you stepped in to help
  6. Useless as tits on a chicken. A grand example of "because I could' syndrome.
  7. Well, I recognized a steering wheel and an exhaust pipe and some wheels and tires but the rest looks foreign (alien) to me. Might have been a seat in there but it wasn't a stamped steel one. I guess it's tractor of some kind out of a Buck Rogers movie.
  8. and those who can't teach administer or run for seats on the school board.
  9. We cross supported Aussie Canberras in 'Nam. They were stationed at Phan Rang...or Phan Thiet. I never did get them straight. Flight Captain Graham Campbell was our contact. Great guys, those Aussies.
  10. If he has no power how will he be able to answer you?
  11. I thought it was Guam that were were going to tip over. How do these idiots get elected in the first place? Sure are a lot of them.
  12. I liked a hasty sling better. If you adjusted it right it wouldn't tie your arm up when you were ready to move. It just fell loose and became a carrying strap until you needed it again.
  13. Wonderful coverage...all about the talking heads, almost nothing worthwhile about the fire. Just got home. Looks like another half year or more on traffic screwups cutting my little neighborhood off from almost anything. Lived here for almost ten years and have been detouring around all kinds of road work and other obstacles for almost three and a half years of that time. Not much smoke left anywhere near the site, but a couple of trucks still on site for "just in case" duty.
  14. Ashes and debris all over the neighborhood. Two trucks still on site squiring little sparks and fires. Traffic bollixed up for blocks and likely will be for MORE days.
  15. We don' need no steenkine tornado sirens. Our winds simply go in a straight lines and tear stuff apart that way, then the rains come and flush away the evidence.
  16. A sling is a large triangular cloth bandana sort of thing that is used to keep a broken arm from flapping around. Also a fairly good place to carry a pistol at the same time.
  17. Looks a lot like Dad. For that matter I look a lot like Dad, too. The drunk part doesn't fit either of us, though.
  18. And when was that, Barry my old son? I was there from 1974 to 1978, supply chief for the Marine Barracks. Is it possible we crossed paths?
  19. My first assignment after graduating for Officers' Training was with the 30 Artillery Brigade Missile Support Company at Machinato, Okinawa. Our facility was on the north eastern rim of what was known as Item Pocket. It was a crater-like hole straight down into the top of a cliff some 100 feet high and three hundred yards across, and the inner side of the crater was opened with hundreds of caves.....all interlocked and cross firing to the upper rim from every imaginable angle. A very hard won target. Lots of live ammo and other "souvenires" (sp?) that caused us a lot of concern and grief well into 1966 - 1968.
  20. I think about you often and have prayed that you are doing well. I'd like to know what has been going on in your life but I will understand if you want to keep it private. Check in once in awhile, and God bless you in whatever you do. Tom
  21. Our Mayor ran on the promise of "curbing the run away growth". first thing he did was approve 400 or so new homes. All were sold before they broke ground...in an area with ZERO infrastructure. A couple of really good people ran against him for the next election. Both dropped out, either bought off or scared off. There were rumors of threats. He's a great advertisement for retroactive birth control.
  22. There was a huge 6 or 7 story structure covering over an acre going up a couple of blocks from my place...parking garage or apartments or whatever. Unsightly pile of crap with the eye appeal of a stack of Legos. It's been going up for about 7-8 months, interrupting traffic (along with a bunch of road "improvements") and adding hours to my weekly travel to the market, my bank, the hardware store, the library, and other vital places....and it was nowhere completed. I found the intersection blocked again the morning on my way to breakfast and once at the cafe the manager told me the place had burned to the ground. 4 or 5 towers six stories high were still standing (but probably burned badly enough to be brought down soon) but the "floating" sections were quite literally down to less than 20 feet high. It was still smoldering when I came home...and causing me to drive an extra mile to get around this pile of crap. It will likely be rebuilt, taking another 7 -8 (or 10, 12, or more) months plus clean up time and interfering with everyone's life because our Mayor and Town Council lied through their teeth when they promised to cut back on runaway growth if they were elected. Any bets it was caused by an arsonist?
  23. Never heard of John Wicke, but I agree with most things said here on both sides of the discussion. My favorites are lady cops who might weigh in at 140 pounds wearing heels and skin tight clothes taking out a couple of 225+ pound bad guys. (Like f'rinstance in Castle.)
  24. A neighbor got a restraining order to keep a man away from his daughter. I went with him to court and heard hime, as a dozen or other people in the room did, "Thank you Your Honor. Id like to state, for the record, that if this order is violated by this man I will consider that it has become a hunting license. Again, thank you." The judge grinned at Joe and said, "I hope it doesn't come to that, but if it does I wish you happy hunting." That was long ago when California was still a pretty conservative state as long as you shied away from the Bay Area.
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