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  1. 11 hours ago, Go West said:

    Yep, I'm about an inch shorter. It must be true as we age, I'm 5'11" now instead of 6'. I hope I don't shrink any more, my pants might need hemming.:o

    I used to be 6’ 1”, but am now down to just under 6’. Maybe we should apply for a government grant toward reconstruction? :lol:

  2. 2 minutes ago, Smoken D said:


    Yes. They fly maneuvers around my place also along with the B-2. The other morning I was up and around 1:30am the B-2 flew real low over my house. Strobe lights lit me up it was that low. 



    I’m down at the lake periodically up around the 60 mile marker.  I know the A-10s have been up there, but never when I’m around. 

    BTW, had an opportunity to fly the B-2 full motion simulator at Whiteman the pilots use for training. Just WOW!

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  3. 5 hours ago, Smoken D said:

    Another one of my security systems on patrol around my place.


    I heard helicopters near my house the other day, but not the Bell Jet Rangers and Chinooks I’m accustomed to. Went outside to have a look and saw a flight of 3 of these at very low altitude. Maybe 250 ft. or less. 

    Is there a unit of them at Whiteman?

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  4. On 4/24/2020 at 4:47 PM, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    Never been a fan of using objects like paddles, switches, rulers, or belts on kids.

    Either as a father or a recipient. Open hand should be enough. It worked for my dad.

    Me neither. My dad used a shoe or belt. He had so many other options that would have been as or more effective. Would also have avoided me hating him for so many years. (We eventually made up and became best friends)


    I’m very proud of my sons who grew up without corporal punishment. No need for it. Ever. 

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  5. On 4/23/2020 at 7:56 PM, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Catholic school.  Ruler or map pointer across the hand.

    Not in my Catholic school experience. Map pointers and rulers might have been slammed on the desk, but never struck a student. 

    In public junior and high school however, erasers were sometimes thrown at students and an occasional teacher roughed up a student. Thought then and do now that it was a sad state of affairs where a 30-year-old man could abuse a 13-year-old boy. 

  6. 3 hours ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

    The Shootist. 


    Only one of his movies that made my eyes water. 

    Glad he got an Academy Award, but it should have been for this one. All his other movies were variations on a successful formula. This one was personal, and it showed in his performance.

    Maybe it’s my age and personal circumstances that enhances its effect on me, but this one also grabbed me from when it was first released way back when. 

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  7. So I'm reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about states crying again about their DOT projects floundering. What happened to Obama's shovel ready projects? What happened to all the state revenue accumulated during boom times? What happened to all the decades of promises from various federal and state governments to spend $$ on infrastructure? Suddenly they're poor because of C-19 and need more money now than ever?

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  8. On 5/11/2020 at 5:06 PM, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:



     yes, ..... Mr. Addams is the man who gave us the answer      :)

    Charles, creator of  Uncle Fester & Gomez? :rolleyes:


  9. Not technically a steam shovel, but amazing nonetheless. Note the size of the people. About a two hour drive south of me in Pittsburgh, KS on what used to be a coal strip mine. Google Big Brutus for more info. 



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  10. I remember watching that launch on tv when I was in the third grade. 

    We have a fire pit stand on our patio that looks just like that launch pad. 

    My, time flies. 

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  11. Many years ago I worked with a guy who could write cursive in mirror image. That is, if you held the paper up to a mirror, it would look like regular penmanship. He could do it as fluidly as you or I writing normally. It was freaky to watch. 

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