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  1. Utah Bob #35998

    More adventures in shipping

    It'll get here eventually.
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    Watching A Bridge Too Far

    I’ve never seen a pic of an unpainted Market Garden C47. Flying at low altitude as they did, a silver bird makes a great target for AAA and every Kraut soldat in Holland with a Mauser? The Bombers and Fighters were coming unpainted from the factories mostly to save weight and costs and because of the lack of air opposition.
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    Amazing Find In Seattle

    I’d rather stick needles in my eyes than drink that crap.
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    Weather change.

    58 degrees and light rain. 15 deer between here and the Post Office fattening themselves up. Smells like Fall Spirit.
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    Watching A Bridge Too Far

    When I was with Special Forces in Germany we had a 3/4 ton truck that was pink. It was for the Libya/Egypt A Team. Suposedly excellent camo for those deserts. SAS and LRDG used that color in WWII. It cetrtainly confused and amused the local Germans when they drove it into town.
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    Watching A Bridge Too Far

    Tricky. I’ve done a bit of research on paint schemes when I was doing some models. The original volor we are used to seeing on C47s is Army Air Corps Olive Drab #41. In late ‘43 c9lor schemes were standardized as ANA Army Navy Aircraft colors. The OD color was standardized as ANA 613 which was a lighter Olive Khaki shade. Existing stocks of the #41 were exhausted through 43-44 until the #613 began to be used. I don’t have any examples of the 613 shade but I suspect that’s what they used for the film. They did an excellent job on authenticity for that movie. The Recon Spitfire they used was actually a wartime model, built in 43. It had a couple of kills over France, survived the war and was eventually sold to Denmark I think. Then brought back to Britain years later.
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    Spreadable Whiskey

    Got me all excited.....then... We can't ship this particular product to UNITED STATES... yet Why? We want to be able to deliver all of our products to every country in the world, but unfortunately at this moment it’s not possible. Sorry. This is usually due to shipping restrictions such as; electronic components, alcohol, food and even size and weight (in some rare cases). Please don’t take this as thinly concealed xenophobia. We are doing everything in our power to improve this so in the meantime please take advantage of those products we DO ship to your fine, upstanding nation. Thanks for being nice about it.
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    Happy 71st Birthday USAF

    Flying into San Fran on Eastern Airlines back around 1970. I was gazing at the runway that's right on the water and must have looked nervous. A guy sitting next to me smiles and says. "Haven't had many flights huh?" "Oh plenty of flights", I say. "Not very many landings though". He looked puzzled.
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    Weather change.

    Haven't spotted any moving through my property yet but I hear a herd of about 200 were just west of town.
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    Man I hate baseball...

    Especially when it’s an important game that comes on the tube at 8 o’clock or later. Colorado at L.A. No way I can see the whole game! Thank goodness for DVR!
  11. Utah Bob #35998

    high school time frame juvenile record

    Yes you are mistaken. Criminal convictions as a juvenile are sealed, but can be used depending on their relevance and the particular laws of the state. But we're not talking convictions here. Basically, you don't get a free pass because you are a juvenile. Now of course if the statute of limitations has run out on any crime you may have committed there can be no prosecution but that's no different from an adult,
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    "Terrifying typhoon scenes in Japan"

    So says the headline. Very scary video indeed. Two things strike me: 1. It's CHINA, not japan. Good job MSN. I guess all asians are the same to them 2. People actually trying to walk down the street in the teeth of a Typoon? And I thought Americans were dumb, trying to drive down flooded streets. This is a whole other level of stupid. https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/downtime/terrifying-typhoon-scenes-in-japan-pedestrians-swept-off-their-feet/vi-BBNsl4y
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    "Terrifying typhoon scenes in Japan"

    And MSN doesn’t know that Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhuhai are in China!
  14. Utah Bob #35998

    Like herding cats

    Trying to whip the VFW color guard into shape for an upcoming event. 2 Navy guys and an F4 driver. Maybe like herding cats .....if the cats were half deaf and kinda lame. I’ve had tougher challenges. We'll get there.
  15. Man these thigs are GREAT! Still haven’t tried a scotch yet but everything else has been fanrastic!
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    Like herding cats

    Well, there is that too.
  17. Utah Bob #35998

    Like herding cats

    Lame as in, “Can’t walk too good”
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    Book available - Contest

    As soon as I finish reading it. For.. Whoever is first to PM me.. 1. The name of the first commanding officer of the Black Devils aka First Special Service Force 2. The name of the. Mountain they attacked in Italy. PMs only!
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    Book available - Contest

    It's a goodn. Results will be posted when I’m more sober.
  20. Utah Bob #35998

    Where are all the fish, then?

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    Flying has changed in the last few years

    I decided to pay for first class tickets to Hawaii. Long flight. Amazingly, swmbo (and is normally tight as a Scotsman) agreed. “We’re old”, she says. “What else are we gonna do with the money?” I like how she thinks!
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    Like herding cats

    Actually I preferred the Spads. Longer tot. My Phantom driver buddy says, “Once the bomb leaves the aircraft, it’s in Gods hands”
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    MAN-BUNS! Time to shame them out of existence...

    At least that gave them an excuse.
  24. Utah Bob #35998

    Saturday night

    Pizza, Bulleit and Baseball. Life is good.
  25. Utah Bob #35998

    Saturday night

    Ben and Jerrys?? Omygerd!

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