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by OLDGUNNER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
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TET https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fighting+tet+offencive+&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dfighting%2520tet%2520offencive%2520%26qs%3dn%26form%3dQBRE%26sp%3d-1%26ghc%3d1%26pq%3dfighting%2520tet%2520offencive%2520%26sc%3d0-23%26sk%3d%26cvid%3dD2607A7CE02C42E1A5F40281563EB6EC&mmscn=vwrc&view=detail&mid=445E9...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
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Views: 108426
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Tet Offensive 68 –https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive I was there...fact is the very first shots of the Tet was fired right over my head, three feet. Gen. Westmoreland, the US military commander at the time said that his ‘intelligence officers’ told him that the North Vietnamese were going t...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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This is the first bar out side the main gate of area 51.
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Coal burning jets - I say, beware of paradigms....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CAN5nO1ag0. I have measured the energy in coal samples. I have seen the instrument that I used on eBay – old but still usable. I think that it could be used to measure the energy in gun powder also. I haven’t done it ...
by OLDGUNNER
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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I realize that my off-topics are not of much interest, but here is what may be an oddity to some....The engines of the Aircraft, SR-71 were designed to burn coal but Kelly Johnson wanted to use a clean liquid so he could use it as the hydraulic fluid as well. And he didn’t want to bother with fuel t...
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Section House - - I was born in a four room Railroad Section House and live with my parents in it until I was 16, although my dad had added rooms to it. It has been lived in constantly since I don’t know when. I can still see it on GOOGLE EARTH. My dad was born in a nearby one room log cabin. I went...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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An article on Japanese small arms. I have never had one or messed with one...this is just for what it’s worth by one author. It seems to start out with, "They copied this and copied that." This is what Japan was noted for, copying things as I was growing up – I remember this. https://weaponsandwarfa...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Now here was a major engineering Boo-Boo...the Japanese nuclear disaster of 2011...Now the reason that the 16,000 or so died was because of the perceived need of necessary housing space for people. They knew that they were in an earthquake prone area and building in a possible flood plain was not th...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Ah Ha....Do you know what the Chu-Chu is for on the steam locomotive? And differently, why one usually sees only four locomotives at the most on the front of trains and if required will put one or two pushers on the rear? Again, it is exactly for the same reason why they increase the height of the C...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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I didn’t know that the biggest rail making plant in Colorado is owned by the Russians. But they have all that is needed right there to crank out these rails and can compete with the Chinese makers. I have an 8 foot piece of their rail, but just like other things I haven’t gotten around to making som...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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DSC_0002-001.JPG Oh heck, I have the stuff right here to make enough iron to make a set of spurs and a knife blade...I have my Harbor Freight Anvil and I can cheat a little and use the super market charcoal. What I can’t figure out is how to borrow some ‘Get up and go’ from a neighbor's horse. I su...
by OLDGUNNER
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Etc.,etc.......Hit-n-Miss... It is said that that the most common metal in the earth’s crust is Aluminum and the most widely dispersed is Uranium. As for uranium it is said that every grain of sand on earth contains some uranium, and I have no reason to not believe this...as well as every drop of wa...
by OLDGUNNER
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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As I just said yesterday when I mentioned that some casters will say that they are reducing the tin oxides that have separated and has risen to the top of their lead alloy melt in their melting pots and then recombining with the molten lead thusly reclaiming the tin. Their typical buzz word is using...
by OLDGUNNER
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Well thank you, thank you, Mashuga....I started out in Iowa, just north west of Ottumwa two miles.
The best to you.
by OLDGUNNER
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 486
Views: 108426
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Another thing – Levity, there is not enough levity in this world. Just think how much nicer things would be if there was more levity, instead of squabbling and fighting. A guy went to a Captain at the Salvation Army and asked, “Do you save bad girls?” “Well yes, we do save bad girls.” “Well could yo...

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