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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

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  1. I use Flightradar24, and see quite a few military aircraft...this morning had an Army Lakota chopper fly over at 1800 feet; frequently watch groups of 8-10 Talons (Army, Navy or Air Force) in training flights over Texas; C-130s and KC-135R tankers are overhead weekly; lots of Coast Guard planes and copters, often in search patterns over Cape Cod bay.  



  2. 42 minutes ago, Texas Joker said:

    IIRC Carter had double digit interest rates and pretty bad inflation numbers. 


    During 1980-81, my firm sent me to Cape Cod to open a branch office.  No sooner had we opened our doors than interest rates went to 21%.  Effectively shut down all commercial and residential lending, and most related building and business activity.  So much for expanding the practice.  Taught me a lesson I'll never forget.



  3. 7 minutes ago, Trigger Mike said:

    The pipeline that provides gas, diesel, natural gas and jet fuel from Texas to New Jersey was hacked by ransomware so it was shut down Friday night and SOME of it may be back on line later this week.   The major airport at Hartsfield Atlanta gets their jet fuel from that pipeline.  Airlines are flying in fuel from other places or flying smaller planes to Texas, having the passengers get on bigger jets there to go to Hawaii or beyond.  


    Enough supply was on hand to last until Wednesday but is gone now.  




    How does one pipeline carry multiple fuels (with varying levels of refinement)  and natural gas?  Or are we talking about one pipeline carrier, whose multiple lines are affected?



  4. Um.....there is no "tactical" feature claimed....rather "tactile".   The surfaces are individually machined to enhance grip.  That, added to titanium stock and custom hand construction, moves the pens into a class that some folks willingly pay big bucks for.  


    Not my taste, but hardly a Bic.



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  5. Getting ready to move; cleaning out the library.


    First "I'll take it" gets it; all prices are plus shipping; USPS flat rate boxes, as long as they fit; books are lightly handled and in very good condition; non-smoker household.


    "PB" - paperback;  "HC" - hardcover


    1.  "The Killer Angels" - Michael Saara - PB - Civil War novel set in Gettysburg (2003) ($5.00)

    2.   Gettysburg Expedition Guide - includes multiple CDs, driving audio tour and illustrated guidebook (2000) ($10.00)

    3.  "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" - Allen Guelzo - HB - 2004 ($5.00)

    4.  "Abraham Lincoln - Redeemer President" - Allen Guelzo - PB - 2003 - ($12.00)

    5.  "Landscape Turned Red - The Battle of Antietam" - Stephen Sears - PB - 1983 - ($8.00)

    6.  "Tried By War - Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief" - James McPherson - HB - 2008 - ($10.00)

    7.  "The World of Beretta" - R. L. Wilson - HB, large format - 2000 - ($30.00)

    8.  "A Blaze of Glory" - Jeff Saara - HB - Civil War novel set at Shiloh - 2012 - ($10.00)

    9.  "Upland Game Birds" - Dick Sternberg - HB - part of The Hunting and Fishing Library - 1995 - ($ 5.00)

    10. "Trap & Skeet Shooting" - Chris Christian (Gun Digest Book) - 3rd Edition - PB - 1994 - ($9.00)

    11.  (SPF) "I See By Your Outfit" - Tom Lindmier - PB - 1996 - ($8.00)

    12.  (SPF) "Blue-Eyed Devil" - Robert Parker - HB - Hitch and Cole/Appaloosa novel - 2010 - ($10.00)

    13.  "The Long Shooters" - Daniel Chamberlain - PB - 2011 - ($7.00)

    14.  (SPF) "True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West" - Editors of True West Magazine - PB - 2005 - ($10.00)

    15.  "Cowboy Culture" - David Dary - PB - 1989 - ($ 5.00)

    16.  "Once They Moved Like the Wind" - PB - David Roberts - Apache Wars - 1994 - ($5.00)

    17.  (SPF) "Packing Iron - Gunleather of the Frontier West" - HB - Richard Rattenbury - 1993 - ($80.00)


    Payment by Paypal or USPS Money Order, or by personal check if I know you.




  6. We've had poodles (one - high maintenance), Scottish Terriers (Three - determined ratters and bird killers, but extremely affectionate toward one owner), Malamute (One, with a bit of German Shepherd mixed in; stubborn, strong, and the best personal protection my family every had; when I traveled he went into super guard dog mode, and would have gleefully chewed the legs off of anyone who tried to harm them); and Labs (Three - largely gentle, good natured and people-oriented).  Once we get settled down in our retirement home, I expect that we will get another Lab.  I need a buddy.



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  7. 36 minutes ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    The train sequence is about 18 minutes long with almost no dialogue. And  it works.  Name me another movie that depends on action rather than dialogue for that long.


    The chariot race in Ben Hur.....



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  8. 1 minute ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

    It took me over a year to get my Mossberg back, of course I had plenty of other options during that time.


    It took me well over a year to get the Boston  Police to return my Para Slim Hawg, and even then the case, ammo and spare magazine were all missing.  And I didn't even shoot anybody!



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  9. 1 minute ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    Well, there's always our lever actions which can be shot almost as fast as semi auto's and they hold 10 rounds or more. I doubt you'll be attacked by more than 2 bad guys maybe three and will they all have guns and know how to use them?

    Why take the chance?  

    I've never been too lucky trying to guess how bad the other guy can be....



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