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    Aircraft Transport

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    Tragedy in Kentucky

    I think you misunderstood Country Wildman’s post. Whiskey Business is a member here.
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    Shooting blanks

    So I have this 40mm blank saluting cartridge I picked up somewhere. I noticed the charge is 50 gms of BP. "Well that ain't much for such a big thang", I thought. That's less than I load in my 12 gauge..... Then I realized it said Grams not grains. The handy on line conversion chart says 50 grams equals about 800 Grains. Yeehaa! That'll wake ya up! And take care of every knockdown target at EOT. BOOM!
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    On the road with pasture puppies

    So I’m heading to the post office and about 100 yards before the Road 15 crossroad I spot a prairie dawg standing tall and proud slap in the middle of the road. As I approach he stays in place, defiant and immobile. About 25 yards from him I realize there’s no way he can escape now. He’s dead center in my sights and refusing to flinch. It’s a game of Rockie Mountain chicken. I’m Chuck Yeager in his P-51, Dick Bong in his turbo charged Lockheed Lightning. Pappy Boyington in his Corsair. The rodent is an exposed Iraqi T-55 and I’m at the controls of a Warthog screaming down from the heavens. I’m John Wayne in his AVG P-40 about to blow a rising sun-bedecked Betty bomber to pieces!! I bear down on him and briefly remind myself to wash the bumper on the wife’s new Subaru off before I get home. I rapidly close the distance ....10 yards....5 yards. I can now see his (probably) plague dimmed beady little eyes as his lip curls back in a “screw you” sneer. 2 feet to impact. Ramming speed!! Then .... pop. He disappears. There’s no telltale thud. No red mist. No schmear on the road behind me. He’s simply gone. Completely. No trace. I hit the brakes and slide to a stop. You can do that here usually. No traffic. I sit and think for a moment. No way he could have dodged. Teleportation? Up to the mother ship? Unlikely, in a creature without opposable digits. Hallucination? I just saw a tv commercial about that in old geezers like me. But it seemed so real.... The only logical explanation was that it had been a Skin Walker. They’ve been known to inhabit this area but usually they take the form of a demon, bear, wolf, or something a bit creepier than a 3 pound dirt moving herbivore. Perhaps he was a novice, still learning the spells. I’d have to ask a Navajo friend about that. With some trepidation I exited my ersatz war machine and began to walk to the spot where last I’d seen him. I’ll admit that there was the beginning of a cold sweat as I approached, hand on pistol (cue the High Noon theme song). As I got close, I spotted a shadow where he had stood. Yikes! Is his shadow still here while his earthly essence has moved to another ethereal plane? Is he watching me now? The afternoon sun beat down from the brilliant azure Colorado sky, yet it failed to warm my chilled bones. Finally, I stood there. Gazing down. No shadow. A hole. This enterprising, or meth head, prairie dog had actually burrowed up through the road bed. I’ve never seen that. I noticed several mounds of in the field about 100 feet away. And a few furry heads peeking out at me. I thought I heard a high pitched snicker. Why, I wondered, would you dig through a rock and gravel road bed to pop up in the most exposed place within a half mile? I guess everybody needs a challenge. I returned to the Outback and went to pick up the junk mail.
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    On the road with pasture puppies

    Much earlier actually. I dare not go up there now and re check on him. :
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    Tragedy in Kentucky

    But the fish shall be content.
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    Tragedy in Kentucky

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    Tragedy in Kentucky

    "Running into a nearby creek" Momma, fetch my cane pole!
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    Bakersfield

    92° here now. It's gonna be a long summer.
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    Bakersfield

    It is!
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    Shooting blanks

    I looked at the 75mm shell I have. It takes 453 grams. That's 1 pound. Yeehaa.
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    Shooting blanks

    Fortunately the military drilled a hole in it near the base before they surplussed it.
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    On the road with pasture puppies

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    My alleged smartphone..

    ...has just caused me to start drinking. And it’s only 3:30. Stephen Hawking was right.
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    South Carolina - Myrtle Beach Area - Suggestions

    It’s a great State. Myrtle Beach is a bit touristy for me. But for a family vacation that’s fine. Sticky Fingers is a really good place. Been awhile since I was there though. Here are some sugestions. https://www.myrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/for-kids/
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    What's with this @ and #?

    You might indeed. And it would be.
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    Bakersfield

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    Sedalia Dave is in!

    #570 http://sassvets.homestead.com/Page28.html
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    Sedalia Dave is in!

    Don’t forget to send me a cowboy pic for comarison.
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    Just in time for Independence Day

    Sedalia Dave has signed up as SASS Vet 570! http://sassvets.homestead.com/Page28.html
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    N.J. magazine ban

    At least in Colorado they grandfathered in prior owned 15+ capacity mags. And Magpul sold em by the case to Colorado residents at a discount before the deadline. Then they pulled up stakes and moved to Texas, taking jobs and tax revenue with em. Take that, dumb Colorado legislaure.
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    What's with this @ and #?

    #@@x*^ *#()&@!**
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    Aircraft Transport

    Actually the lighning was used for photo recon almost as soon as it was deployed to Europe. It’s range and ability to outrun pursuing fighters made it the right plane for that mission. My mom said she thought it was the coolest plane of the war. http://p38assn.org/Personnel/photo-recon.htm
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    Charles Krauthammer

    RIP Sir.
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    New to me John Wayne Movie

    French posters are always sexier.
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