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    07-25-2021, 10:17 AM
    My Top was 101st in Vietnam. He was near retirement but no-one and I mean no-one crossed him. I think even our Company CO called him Sir.
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    07-25-2021, 10:15 AM
    Yes, 101st are now Air Assault but that does increase their mobility and fast roping out of a chopper is quite fun and intimidating. Big Army reshuffled quite a bit in the last several years including turning my 50th Signal BN (ABN) into legs and...
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    07-25-2021, 09:57 AM
    jonp replied to a thread A Good Sunday in Our Chapel
    That is the truth. You have to be careful where you go but the 2 people I listen to are Conservative Christians and mainstream. This Pastor https://jackhibbs.com/ Today he happens to have Mike Pompeo as a guest which is interesting. and Mike...
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    07-25-2021, 09:41 AM
    Doberman and Yellow Lab? Dang, way off. I've seen Blue Healers but not Red. They are great dogs for herding I've been told
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    07-25-2021, 09:19 AM
    jonp replied to a thread chainsaw mill in Our Town
    I have a Haddon...
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    07-25-2021, 09:10 AM
    Tried that in VT sorta. Cops and city council in Burlington wanted to ban AR's as too dangerous for us peons. Man that operated the shooting range the cops from Burlington, Essex Jct, Winooski etc said if they did that then the range would be...
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    07-18-2021, 04:48 PM
    jonp started a thread A Good Sunday in Our Chapel
    I've taken to worshipping online as it works for me now. Bible Study while I'm driving and worship at a site a female friend pointed me towards. Did that then pulled the brake lines from the Honda, rotated tires on wife's Fiat, put in a new...
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    07-13-2021, 08:35 AM
    I was going to go but decided not to. I wasn't impressed the last time I was there although I did pick up a Noveske lower at a good price. I generally stick to the Dixie in Raleigh although if we are not busy we make a day of the C&E. Gunshow,...
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    07-03-2021, 07:47 PM
    Don't worry, DougGuy. After an exhaustive nationwide search Raleigh found a new Police Chief who just happened to be a black female. This is my stunned face as that affirmative action hire will quickly drag Raleigh into line with Durham who oddly...
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    07-03-2021, 05:17 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Judith Durham passed away in Our Town
    Oh, good. Glad that beautiful voice and lady is still with us
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    07-03-2021, 05:12 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Judith Durham passed away in Our Town
    Your killing me, Smalls.
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    07-03-2021, 05:08 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Price of 2x4 in Our Town
    Yup. You can't sell things for less than you paid for them and remain the in business. Just paid $15 each for 25 5/4 6x16ft. Got frowned on for picking through the pile. Too bad, for that price you bet I'm selecting
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    07-03-2021, 04:45 AM
    jonp replied to a thread Judith Durham passed away in Our Town
    someone started celebrating The 4th a little early :shock:
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    07-03-2021, 04:43 AM
    jonp replied to a thread Price of 2x4 in Our Town
    $10 for one here. How are they cheaper where you are? I bought 3 2x10x16 PT yesterday to finish the deck after a redesign. $60 each up over $20 from a month ago.
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    07-02-2021, 06:33 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Judith Durham passed away in Our Town
    Remember when music was just good without any politics?
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    07-02-2021, 06:28 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Air Compressor Oil in Our Town
    Thanks for all the advice. Cold weather is not an issue down here, sitting in an unheated garage for a few months between uses is. It seems straight w30 non detergent is the consensus?
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    07-02-2021, 06:18 PM
    When I was doing roofing and masonry everyone wanted to see that crane truck show. I got pretty good leg muscles hauling shingles up a ladder
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    07-02-2021, 06:15 PM
    Anyone can flip burgers buy what if they can't get the burgers?
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    07-02-2021, 06:11 PM
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Grew up in rural VT on the Quebec border hunting, fishing and trapping. Worked on a dairy farm, cut pulp etc. Paratrooper and was in on the Grenada vacation, Degree in Wildlife Biology with minors in Behavior and Organic Chemistry. Staff Biologist in an environmental company, helped write one of the 10yr Mgt Plans for The Grand Canyon, cruised timber then started driving a truck. 3.5 million safe miles and counting. Been to all lower 48 and most of Canada. Traveled all over the world from very bad places to good but The USA is the best place on this world
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casting of course, shooting, reading, hiking, hunting, learning to do new things
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