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  1. Easy on that one Chuck. That act actually saved millions of lives both Allied and Japanese compared to the cost of an invasion, and quite probably my Father's life among them. One of the best quotes I ever heard came from a U.S. Navy fighter pilot that flew in the pacific. He said, "And for those of you saying we shouldn't have used the bombs, you weren't there." You cannot judge a past generation by the standards of today.
  2. All politicians need to be on Obama Care paid out of their salary, they voted for it we didn't, they need to live with it! After they are out of office they only get Social Security IF they paid into it during their "working" career's. Elected official is a JOB, not a position of entitlement. I could go on but I have a doctor check up tomorrow, gotta watch the BP!
  3. Any politician that supports defunding police should loose his/her "protection." No security detail, no secret service, no armored limos, NOTHING. They should have the same level of protection they wish to inflict on the American people!
  4. Looking beyond the race thing. This standard would remove about 90% of our elected officials, State and Federal! No wonder they don't like it.
  5. Watched a MITO demonstration at Grissom AFB during an open house. 5 KC-135's followed by a lone BUFF. Amazing to watch first hand. The air was so rough when the 52 made it's take off the outriggers were bouncing off the runway! Later they did a low slow fly over by one of the "Looking Glass" aircraft. Right down the runway centerline at about 50 feet, gear and flaps down. Followed by a 30 deg climb out. I miss those shows at Grissom!
  6. Doc X

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    They come back off pins even with hot "pin loads" I shot Richard Davis' Second Chance match for years and saw a lot of ricochets. Bad thing about pins is a slug gets stuck in the wood and a later round clips it and sends it to parts unknown. The wife caught one 200 yds from the firing line on the top of her head. It came off a pin, cleared a 25ft lexan shield behind the shooters and came down on her. She still has that slug to this day.
  7. The loony left has proven time and again it doesn't care about The United States Constitution, why would a State one slow em down?
  8. Another vote for the ice/water machine. I had one after my second hip replacement. The results are well worth getting one! Prayers up for a good outcome for ya!
  9. Security measures Pre-Trump March 1965-September 1967 As part of a $272,000 renovating project, the north perimeter fence along Pennsylvania Avenue was set into a new foundation during the Lyndon Johnson administration. 1976 The 1818-1819 wrought-iron gates on Pennsylvania Avenue were replaced by reinforced steel gates built to withstand automobile crashes. November 1983 In response to the deadly attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, three-foot-high concrete barricades (also known as jersey barriers) were placed at the northwest and southwest entrances to the White House Grounds. Similar barricades were erected outside the State Department and the Pentagon. March 1988 Thick 38-inch high concrete bollards, joined by chains, were placed four feet apart along the Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk in front of the White House fence between East and West Executive Avenues. May 20, 1995 President Bill Clinton closed Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to all vehicular traffic, a security response to the Oklahoma City bombing. September 11, 2001 After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, new protective measures were installed outside the White House Grounds. Jersey barriers were placed around the entrances and Pennsylvania Avenue was later closed to pedestrian traffic. November 2004 Pennsylvania Avenue reopened as a pedestrian-friendly civic space where people could stroll and bicycle between Lafayette Park and the White House fence. Jersey barriers were removed and retractable bollards were installed along the east and west ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. July 2015 A removable anti-climb feature consisting of sharp metal points was installed on the top of the White House fence to deter any attempts by individuals to climb over the fence.
  10. Burgers are made from meat, meat comes from critters, most critters eat plants. And that folks is as close as I'm getting to a plant based burger!
  11. Bump-si-daisy ……… It's enough to make ya weep.
  12. Yeah, watching that video I thought, "Hey! I resemble that!"
  13. Went to Cass, West Virginia to see the Cass Scenic Railway. An old logging line made into a Museum railroad. They still run the old geared steam locomotives from Cass up to Bald Knob and back. The sound of the steam whistles echoing through those mountains has to be heard to be fully appreciated.
  14. I recall a video during the first Desert Storm of an Russian built Iraqi "Hind" attack chopper trying to lift off with an A-10 inbound. That Gatling gun made very short work of it.
  15. That type of flying is a very perishable skill. The only way to keep sharp is lots of hours behind the stick. Looks like play to us, far from it for those guys. I was amazed when they'd come across the open field by the old house, that low there was no sound until they were past us. Would have been a really bad day in a tank they were looking for!
  16. Never saw one popping flares before, that was cool, probably practicing some form of evasion maneuver. We used to live north of a Air Force reserve base with A-10's. They'd come up our way to play over the fields and be right down on the deck. I've had the flight lead actually have to climb to get over some trees in our yard. Heck of a show. That aircraft is amazingly maneuverable.
  17. This was my baby until bad hips stopped me from being able to enjoy driving her. 69 Mach1, 351, 4spd, traction-loc rear. Was sad to see her go, but she went to a good home and is parked beside an all original Thunder Bolt.
  18. Knew a guy back in the day with a V8 shoehorned into a Gremlin. Funny thing, nobody that ever ran him ever laughed about Gremilns again.
  19. Shot a few matches with a '97 Winchester made in 1902.
  20. I loaded up 10 rounds with no powder or primer and used cut down mechanical pencil erasers with a dab of CA in the primer pocket. Since I use only natural brass cases for match ammo, I made these with nickel cases to keep them visually different. Gives me a 5 round load for both pistols or a full 10 for the '73. One advantage is it's a good rifle function check for your reloads. Been using them almost two years and the original eraser pieces are still good.
  21. I'm thinking you're right. My Vaquero hammers look the same too. With 20+ years as an orthopedic machinist it bugs me. Would have been real easy to fix during final polish. Of course all the machining burrs I found inside the guns bugged me a whole lot more than a lopsided hammer. I'd love to have one of my old "Manager to machinist" chats with the idiot that assembled mine with the burrs still present. Hope he made "rate" that day!
  22. During WWII one US submarine, U.S.S. Barb, used the same 5" rocket launcher as was mounted on LCI(g) gunboats on a patrol against Japanese shore targets. Barb would surface at night, approach a shore installation, rig the launcher, fire a salvo then get out of dodge. She had some limited success with it too.
  23. Is it too late for me to retract my comment in another post about yoga pants?
  24. Got mine today and it was worth every bit of the wait! Gonna take a bunch of practice for sure but I'm liking it ALOT already. One discovery already, a lever wrap is mandatory! Sawyer, I haven't dropped it, but it sure is slick!
  25. Build up an old west style casket from pallet wood and leave the end off. Next time she stops by you can say, "Oh good! You're here, I just need a couple more measurements."
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