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  1. WWII got me by the short-hairs, it was the last...

    WWII got me by the short-hairs, it was the last real war that was fought under the premise of actually winning by unconditional surrender. Certainly no offense to those who were involved (or worse!),...
  2. Thread: IDA

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    Ahh, the hurricane! Thought the "all caps" was a...

    Ahh, the hurricane! Thought the "all caps" was a 3-letter military abbreviation. Missed us by 200 miles, watching and feeling for those in the path...

    Russ
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    Ron, is this what you were shootintg? ...

    Ron, is this what you were shootintg?


    https://youtu.be/4Yj4IL0Q754

    I gotta admit, after watching this I haven't wanted to shoot anything larger than a .22!

    Russ
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    Wonder if that's worse than rebreathing spent...

    Wonder if that's worse than rebreathing spent exhalations through a face diaper?

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/08/5GOcjUa-1.jpg

    Russ
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    Charlie, that was my first "job" at Dad's...

    Charlie, that was my first "job" at Dad's hardware store in upstate NY in the mid 60's. When I wasn't unloading pallets of paint!

    Russ
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    Safe to say that's not a stripper's panties in...

    Safe to say that's not a stripper's panties in mid-air?

    Russ
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    75 year old (vintage!) torpedo juice? Russ

    75 year old (vintage!) torpedo juice?

    Russ
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    Amen to that! If we could only designate our tax...

    Amen to that! If we could only designate our tax dollars to where we saw fit...

    Russ
  9. Thread: MIA

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    I'm definitely a dog = 1, cat = -1 kinda guy, but...

    I'm definitely a dog = 1, cat = -1 kinda guy, but your stories are very touching!

    Russ
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    Charlie, you need to take that neighbor out to...

    Charlie, you need to take that neighbor out to dinner and 'splain the workings of the real world to her!

    Russ
  11. My uncle Jack was on an LST and one of my dad's...

    My uncle Jack was on an LST and one of my dad's friends was in Infantry on Okinawa. So many questions now with no possibility of answers...

    Russ
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    I suspect you're right. Once certain "people" see...

    I suspect you're right. Once certain "people" see the light on how much more wasteful and pollutive batteries are, both in the making and disposal of, cooler heads will prevail. Aside from quickly...
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    Nice snag, second on my "bucket list" next to a...

    Nice snag, second on my "bucket list" next to a genuine BAR...

    Russ
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    Cogan's Accurate Plating in Alabama did my 1913...

    Cogan's Accurate Plating in Alabama did my 1913 Colt. They can laser etch markings, while not the same as a roll mark, it looks good. They could not redo the inspector markings on the frame though....
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    Only a professional bureaucrat would think he (or...

    Only a professional bureaucrat would think he (or she) knows better than either those engineering a problem or facing the front line...

    Russ
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    I grew up in (upstate) NY from '53 to '75 before...

    I grew up in (upstate) NY from '53 to '75 before moving to the most awesome state of Texas. At the time, it was a great place to grow into, but no regrets leaving!

    Russ
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    Those boots look like permanent fixtures that...

    Those boots look like permanent fixtures that have grown in place...

    Russ
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    Thanks, even though I could not DL either file....

    Thanks, even though I could not DL either file. Attempting to save showed "network error". But I finally got them by letting the PDF load in Brave and saving them as...a PDF. Go figure!

    Russ
  19. Moonshine? Russ

    Moonshine?

    Russ
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    Are you selling books or advising titles, do...

    Are you selling books or advising titles, do tell! Yes, I'm interested in American/British code breaking. That and any stories on the "great American torpedo fail" or the coast watchers of WWII.
    ...
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    Thirty pounds of rifles alone plus other...

    Thirty pounds of rifles alone plus other necessities and he looks comfortable...

    Russ
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    I've always gravitated towards the intel stuff....

    I've always gravitated towards the intel stuff. After watching Midway again, I had to pull out and reread "And I Was There" by Edwin Layton. Layton was a master crypto-analyst who fervently studied...
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    What a great read, thanks! Russ

    What a great read, thanks!


    Russ
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    Shhh! Don't let my wife hear you, it's her "diet"...

    Shhh! Don't let my wife hear you, it's her "diet" for the month of December!


    Russ
  25. Yup, for every "old guy" that fades to gray (or...

    Yup, for every "old guy" that fades to gray (or black), their knowledge must either be assumed by younger, less experienced, and sometimes less caring folk, or be damned to the eternal bit-bin. To...
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