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  1. 11 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    I'm the odd man out.  Did 20 years in Naval Aviation and when I retired my Sea Duty Counter was 0000. Didn't plan it that way, just how it worked out.


    My first sea tour was with an EW aggressor squadron, VAQ-34 out of NAS Point Muga Ca and NAS Lemoore Ca. (We did a home port change when we transitioned from the ERA-3B and EA-7L to the FA-18) We deployed a lot training the fleet in anti-ship missile defense techniques.

    My second sea tour was with VQ-1 (EP-3E) out of NAS Whidbey Island Wa. Deployed to Japan/Okinawa and Bahrain.

    My last tour in the Navy was with a Fleet Introduction Team out of the old NAC Indianapolis at first with a home port change to NAWS China Lake. For a shore tour I spent more time on the road than I was at home.


    BTW I have a lot of respect for those that were "Haze Gray and Under Way".


    Dad was VQ-1 pilot 1958-1960 and is why we sailed to Iwakuni. Small world. :) 

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  2. 14 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    So if you drove slowly through them - more "pushing them down" than "knocking them over" - should you be able to get through?

    Doubtful, especially with a car like Calvin’s dad. At best all that would happen is they shear off at the level of the frame. Not much traction available when the weight of the car is spread out over a mattress of snow. Most likely the car would build up a damn of packed, heavy snow in front. Can’t power thru that. 

  3. 17 minutes ago, Alpo said:



    That was my first thought. Drive through them. They're not alive.


    But not having experience with snow, would that be a bad idea? Would it damage the car?


    I can see Calvin having a fit, and maybe the neighbors thinking bad things about dear old dad there.

    Snowmen are possible because of wet, heavy snow. No damage to the car unless you slam into them. Either way you’d get hi-centered with a lot of packed snow underneath. Then you’re stuck good. 

  4. On 2/18/2024 at 5:12 AM, Pat Riot said:


    I logged 11 days aboard the troopships USS General Mann and 8 days aboard the USS General Mitchell before I was 8 years old - as one of two-dozen or so dependents.  The other passengers were Marines.

    That’s how we transited the Pacific in the late ‘50s & early ’60s. :)

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  5. And to underscore one of my other posts and the NR column, another shooting has occurred at a Waffle House in Indianapolis.  One dead, 5 wounded after an altercation among two groups. No need to read an entire article about it. It’s the same as all the others thru the years. 

    “Police said two groups of people were involved in an altercation inside and outside the Waffle House before the shooting happened.


    Investigators are still searching the area for witnesses.”

    -Fox News


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  6. 47 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    I noticed we have two people clicked on the confused button. Both of them from other countries. Huh.


    There used to be a singer (ODed in 2016) named Prince. Then, for some reason known only to himself, he legally changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.




    After that whenever he was mentioned in a newspaper or magazine or on television or whatever, they didn't call him Prince. They called him "the artist formerly known as Prince".

    I called him TAFKAP. 

  7. https://apnews.com/article/chiefs-super-bowl-parade-shooting-kansas-city-278e2d3e2cfece1cbe958511e54127ad

    The only thing unusual about this event is that it’s getting national attention. This crap happens all too frequently here. Usually it’s a group of two dozen or fewer young thugs, with 2 or 3 shooting at one another, mostly striking a handful of bystanders.

    The other dynamic is that everyone including bystanders all know one another and won’t snitch. Everyone scatters when the shooting starts. Lots of witnesses, but nobody will talk which makes law enforcement almost impossible. 

    Lots of drive-by shootings here too. But that’s another topic. 

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  8. No color bullets or nickel brass for me. I use a sharpie to mark the head stamp side of the case with an X for BP, a single slash for subs, and nothing for smokeless. They’re easy to mark once loaded into those 50 or 100-count boxes nose down. Haven’t had a mixup in the 14 years I’ve been loading them. 

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  9. 51 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    Here in WV you show your voter registered voter card and your ID to vote. They check their paper roster and verify everything before you sign then get your ballot. No ID or registered voter card, no vote for you. 
    As it should be. 

    Same here. 

  10. 1 minute ago, PowderRiverCowboy said:


    How many entrances or did he climb over that wall too ? 

    Huh? There weren’t any entrances, it was the end of a parade route. The only barricades present were to block auto traffic. 

  11. 1 minute ago, PowderRiverCowboy said:


    Exactly so a LEO failure on a gun free area .

    I dunno, 800 LEOs vs hundreds of thousands of revelers? Unless our society is willing to accept safety perimeters and checkpoints, these kinds of events are going to occur. Even with those measures, it’ll occur anyway. Our society is that sick. 

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