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  1. Outside of Georgia I can't recall ever seeing a Vidalia Onion.
  2. Yes. The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group Three with the primary mission to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft and amphibious vehicle, and if needed, to act as a light aircraft carrier.
  3. I'll skip the Cheese but otherwise sounds delicious.
  4. Well I finally got a chance to watch some of the video and I am truly saddened by what I see. Makes me ashamed of what the Navy has become. Tug boats spraying sea water through openings in the ship. Fire engines on the pier doing the same. While this may look impressive it is doing significantly more harm than good. Warships are designed to inhibit the flow of water from compartment to compartment. Spraying sea water all over the ship is doing nothing to help combat the fire but it is doing extensive damage to everything else it is coming in contact with. Proper shipboard procedure is to set up an air and water tight containment perimeter and then fight the blaze compartment by compartment. The fire gets extinguished either by the direct application of fire fighting agents or by the starvation of air and or fuel. Pouring sea water through an opening in the ship simply because there is smoke coming out the hatch is detrimental to the actual fire fighting techniques being used below decks. The water that might accidentally reach the fire is probably washing away any fire suppression agents applied by those on scene. Mostly that water is filling up compartments and damaging everything in them. Makes me sick to my stomache to watch.
  5. Given the uniqueness of fighting a fire onboard a Navy Ship I am surprised that they called on the SDFD for assistance. Even the base FD is likely to be poorly trained in fighting ship board fires. Nothing against SDFD but as Chief Rick pointed out none of the traditional structure fire procedures will work inside a Navy ship. Read the comments about not being able to put the fire out and the ship burning to the waterline and my personal opinion is that those opinions are made by ill informed people that want their 15 seconds of fame. Every US Navy ship has sailors onboard 24-7-365 whose job is damage control which includes fighting fires. Additionally EVERY Sailor onboard a ship is trained in the basics ship board firefighting. Additional damage control parties can easily be pulled from every other ship in port. Sailors not on duty can easily be recalled. Shipboard firefighting requires its own techniques which the Damage Control division on the ship is more that prepared to execute. It may take time but there is no way the USS Bonhomme Richard is going to burn to the water line. If I am wrong then we better all start learning Mandarin and Russian because the US Navy is done for.
  6. Best 1887 instructional video out there.
  7. About the same here in East TX. Yesterday it was 99 with heat index of 110. Today 99 with heat index of 107
  8. The vaporization point of lead is only a little higher than the melting point of aluminum. The lead vaporize and not contaminate the aluminum.
  9. Origins of King Tut's Curse So in reality the curse of King Tut is just more fake news made up to give the papers of the day something to write about
  10. Yep and it is almost certainly bunk. John Wayne and the Nevada Test Site But it didn't, at least not for residents of St. George, Utah, often referred to as the "downwinders", when attorneys went door-to-door in the 1970's. The Times of London reported that some 700 such lawsuits were unsuccessful. However, ten years after the People magazine article, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was passed and has since paid out over $1.5 billion, including many payments to people who had only to prove that they lived in certain counties during a certain time period, and had one of a list of approved diseases. Although this makes it sound like the link must have been proven, science doesn't depend on what politicians were able to convince bureaucrats to do. And what science has found, contrary to what's reported in virtually every article published on the subject, is that any link between the film crew's cancers and the atomic tests is far from confirmed. First of all, the numbers reported by People are right in the range of what we might expect to find in a random sample. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 1980 the chances of being diagnosed with a cancer sometime in your lifetime was about 41%, with mortality at 21.7%. And, right on the button, People's survey of The Conqueror's crew found a 41.4% incidence with 20.7% mortality. (These numbers make an assumption of an age group of 20-55 at the time of filming.) A 1979 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found no consistent pattern of correlation between childhood cancers and fallout exposure in the Utah counties, with the exception of leukemia. For reasons unknown, leukemia rates were about half that of the United States at large, but after the fallout period, this increased to just slightly above the normal rate. The authors were unable to correlate either leukemia or other cancers to fallout. Considering that the film crew spent only a few weeks there, instead of their whole lives like the people who were studied, it seems highly unlikely that they were affected. But we can't make that declaration for certain. The data we have for the film crew is totally inadequate. Most crucial factors are unknown, like age, age of incidence, types of cancer, heredity, dose-response, and other risk factors each may have had — like John Wayne's smoking of five packs a day. And, of course, "cancer" is not one disease; it is hundreds of different diseases. Plus there's an obvious alternate explanation: The cast and crew simply got old in those intervening decades. What about Dr. Pendleton's gloomy remarks? In an email to researcher Dylan Jim Esson, a colleague of Pendleton's, Lynn Anspaugh, said that Pendleton's reported comments were uncharacteristic and she thought they were more likely the result of media sensationalism. According to her analysis of the fallout readings from the time and place of The Conqueror's filming, she calculated that the crew received no more than 1 to 4 millirems of radiation, which was less than normal background levels. Pendleton himself had recorded high levels of radiation only when a fallout cloud was directly overhead the day following a test, and normal at other times. The most recent tests had been more than a year prior to the filming, so Anspaugh's calculations are not surprising. From all the data we have, it was perfectly safe for the film crew, and their reported cancer histories show no unusual ill effects. So there we have it, another line of evidence that Hollywood myths are all just a part of the show. Please let it continue, for as the early writer Wilson Mizner once said, "In Hollywood they almost made a great picture, but they caught it in time."
  11. That is why God invented glass reinforced tape.
  12. As long as they fit the bore they should be ok. Your biggest problem is finding a load that doesn't leave a lot of unburnt powder and residue in the barrel and suppressor. One of the issues with low velocity loads is that they are also low pressure and can be dirty. Loads that use faster powders will likely minimize this. I would make sure that any suppressor you buy can be disassembled for cleaning.
  13. As a qualifier I currently own four 1887s. 2 IAC and 2 Norinco. Two have Lassiter's modification, One has just been slicked up, and one is one of the 200 or so that were marked "Coyote Cap Special" that were sold without his drop 2 modification. At one time I also owned a PW87 that had Lassiter's magic done to it. It worked just fine. I only sold it because the roll markings made it look as ugly as sin. Of the three Chinese made 1887s the IAC and Norinco 87s are what most people prefer. The quality control on the PW87 is very hit or miss. It also has those horrendous roll marks on the receiver. Lassiter and one or two others that I cannot remember can make a PW87 function. That said, rather than buy one and send it to them I would buy one direct from them set up and ready to go. AFAIK Coyote Cap is no longer working on 1887s and I don't know if the folks that bought out Coyote Cap's inventory of 87 parts are modifying them or not.. There is a another option for a new 1887 that you did not list. Chiappa sells an 1887 that not only looks really nice but the quality is fairly good as well. The Chiappa is made in either Italy or Turkey. I shoot with a pard that has one with Lassiter's action job and the case hardening colors on the receiver are really nice. Chiappa sells two versions one bone stock and one with their load 2 modification. As I have never seen a new Chiappa with their Load 2 mod I cannot provide any feed back on how well it performs. In case you are not aware Lassiter's modification makes it almost impossible to load the magazine. It can be done but you have to really work at it.
  14. If you want to save your shoulder 1 1/8 loads are not the way to do it so get a good adjustable charge bar. Look up Clay Buster CB0175-12 wads and associated load data. The starting load for STS hulls, Winchester primers, and Clays will work on any SG target as long as you do your part. BTW at $70.00 a case these are cheaper than reloading. Federal Top Gun Extra Lite Ammunition 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 7/8 oz #8 Shot. Buy two cases and they ship for free.
  15. Look closer the handle can be set to any one of 8 positions.
  16. Just be sure your venue allows everyone to go heeled. Cannot have an old west wedding without firearms.
  17. World War 1 in Namibia - Insignia in the Desert
  18. When you set the date better book a really big venue.
  19. To quote I guy I was stationed with. "Carriers can turn fast but not anywhere near fast enough when you are in the drink."
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