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  1. On 5/14/2024 at 5:35 AM, Subdeacon Joe said:

    I have not tried to verify this. 



    In 1913 the brothers [Abernathy] Louis [Bud] age 13, and Temple age 9, rode from Oklahoma to New York City on the Indian Motorcycle seen in the photo. This was not the Abernathy boys firs adventure.

    In 1909 the two brothers, Louis “Bud” aged nine and Temple five, encountered a host of Old West obstacles, including wolves and wild rivers, when they rode more than 1,000 miles from Oklahoma to Santa Fe and back – ALONE!.

    The following year (1910) the brothers set their sights on New York City, which they reached after a month of hard riding.

    In the summer of 1911, they did the impossible. They rode nearly 4,000 miles, from New York to San Francisco, in only sixty-two days. Once again, the Abernathy Boys had made a historic ride without any adult assistance and accomplished an equestrian feat which has never been equaled."




    Another photo, must be the 1909 trip.



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  2. The early version of the Elco Thunderbolt turret, which incorporated six M2 .50 caliber heavy machine guns along with two Oerlikon 20mm cannons, was designed to significantly boost the firepower of PT boats. Here’s a closer look at this configuration.




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  3. 1 minute ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

    Ain’t a motorcycle!  It’s cool, but it ain’t a motorcycle…


    Yeah, but we don't have a Quadricycle thread. :D

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  4. 17 minutes ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    Didn't see that one; personal needs time in the men's room.  Watching the Royals manager getting tossed for arguing a play at third was fun!


    KC now 2 outs away from a 2-1 win in the top of the 9th.


    That was interesting.  I've seen guys run much farther out of the baseline to avoid a tag and not be called out.  Not sure the umpire made the correct call on that.

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  5. 1 hour ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    Watching baseball;


    Cleveland at Kansas City, 0-0, top 5th


    What did you think of the play, I think in the 3rd, one of the Indians tried to stretch a double out of his hit, umpire signaled Safe, then instantly Out as the runner came off the bag?

  6. (Moderator reading from White House approved list of questions) PRESIDENT Biden, what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    (Moderator reading question just called in by a viewer) MISTER Trump, please tell us in 25 words or less the quantum mechanic mechanism of the Dow Jones average, you have 30 seconds.
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  7. 16 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    Like I said to Forty and Tex, there are people that carry pepper spray so this is a better option for them. 


    Exactly.   I was typing when you posted those comments.   This is a little more controllable,  and has a little more range than pepper spray. 

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  8. I can possibly see a very limited utility for something like this.   Maybe. 


    Environments where a miss or pass through has a high probability of causing death of innocents.  Places like classrooms, theatres, restaurants, etc.   



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  9. And, then God created Virginia...(Even non-Virginians should love this one.)

    God was missing for six days.

    Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.

    He inquired, "Where have you been?"

    God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

    Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

    "It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

    "Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

    God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth.

    "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

    God continued pointing to different countries.

    "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

    The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

    "That's Virginia , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, the ocean and plains. The people from Virginia are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world.
    They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."

    Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

    God smiled, "Right next to Virginia is Washington , D.C. Wait till you see the idiots I put there."

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