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by Niner
Sat May 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Memorial Day in the US is day after tomorrow. Back in 1918 there was a Memorial Day event announced in Pensacola Florida. Pensacola had a Navy base and Army instillation. Notice the crowd , as part of the ceremony, including old soldiers, were expected to take the oath of allegiance to the US, follo...
by Niner
Fri May 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Brit ship transporting US soldiers is sunk. Besides one company down below decks two soldiers on watch when the ship began to sink after the torpedo hit were also lost. I guess they should have followed that old military instruction to remain on guard post until properly relieved. Maybe they figured...
by Niner
Fri May 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: G11 Sight Adjuster
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Looks good enough to do the job. Now we need a report on how it does in adjusting the sight for the target.
by Niner
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: P38 and TT33
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

Re: P38 and TT33

A friend of mine recently acquired a Tokarev with no safety and no import marks. Odd duck. With no import marks ....import marks came about in 1968... it must have been in the US for a while or it may have been a bring back trophy from Vietnam or one of the Muslim wars. Guy my friend got the gun fro...
by Niner
Wed May 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

If you have a job that doesn't help the war effort you are going to be drafted. That includes professional ball players as also unnecessary but if you are an actor or a stage entertainer of some sort....well you are necessary. It would be hell to be so insignificant you are non useful and suitable o...
by Niner
Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: G11 Sight Adjuster
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Looks like progress. :bigsmile:
by Niner
Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Contest against British won by "Negro" and "negro" crew. Reminds me of Blazing Saddles for some reason. The railroad gang of black laborers answer a demand to "give us a song" from the cowboys with " I get no kick from Champagne..." and the cowboys in turn sta...
by Niner
Mon May 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

When in doubt..... write exciting headlines and fill in the details with hyperbole. It sells papers.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Mon May 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The evil we support in the world today
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: The evil we support in the world today

I'm sure there are "bad actors" enough on the Palestinian side. I agree that the larger Palestinian problem, beyond the Gaza Strip which is where the killing is at the moment, and creation of a separate Palestinian state could be better off settled by open and fair negotiation between the ...
by Niner
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Harry's new wife........
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Harry's new wife........

Well, maybe he will become the royal pot supplier. "Mr Dooley, a cannabis farmer from Oregon....."
by Niner
Sun May 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The evil we support in the world today
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: The evil we support in the world today

It's not case of two countries at war. It's a case of captor and captive. Guns against protest sign waving and rocks isn't a fair fight. It's a slaughter. Particularly if the protesters are inside their cage when they are shot down. As a special session of the UN human rights council voted to set up...
by Niner
Sun May 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The evil we support in the world today
Replies: 4
Views: 91

The evil we support in the world today

I was talking to a friend right after the Israeli troops killed 60 unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more...in one day. Collectively over a few weeks the numbers are unknown to me but how many the armed troops killed must be much larger in total killed and wounded by a times figure more than ...
by Niner
Sat May 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Ever see an image that sums up something
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Ever see an image that sums up something

By contrast.....
by Niner
Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

The war is playing hell with German nobility. Counts and barons are being killed like a plague had gotten hold of them. And in a way....maybe it had. No wonder I never ran into anybody who's last name was Finek von Finekenstein in my entire life... a name like that you would remember. https://chroni...
by Niner
Fri May 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Pentax Super Program
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Pentax Super Program

Got one for $6 plus $5 shipping because of a defect to the camera body on one corner. Somebody must have banged it into something at some time. But.. the space behind the crack isn't in the film compartment so no big deal. This is Super Program number two for me. The first one I got for a total of a...
by Niner
Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Yanny or Laurel?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Trump hears "covfefe" ....so he says.

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/ ... siden.html
by Niner
Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

How about an all steel plane for a step forward in technology? But.....a flying tank with a top speed of 50 mph?
:loco:

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Yanny or Laurel?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Considering how different each sound seems to be it seems unbelievable. What if other words could be so misunderstood........maybe when Trump said "covfefe" he was really saying something intelligible.
by Niner
Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: A challenge .............
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: A challenge .............

:bigsmile: :lol: :lol:

I had no idea where that was going.
by Niner
Wed May 16, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Ever see an image that sums up something
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Ever see an image that sums up something

This photo kinda sums things up as the condition of .... the Republican Party.. the Democrat Party.... US foreign policy... the Trump administration..... or fill in your own subject. The pontoons are flooded, the roof is rusty, the flag is ragged to the max, and the rope that keeps the home place ha...
by Niner
Wed May 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: 8000 Surplus military 1911 45. pistols to CMP
Replies: 0
Views: 90

8000 Surplus military 1911 45. pistols to CMP

Seems like a great news announcement. Of course there are the hoops to jump through to buy one.... joining some bogus CMP approved club for instance. Arranging a local dealer to do the transfer, proving you are a citizen, etc. But before you rush to download the forms consider the prices and conditi...
by Niner
Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Yanny or Laurel?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Yanny or Laurel?

By now this isn't news. Seems a recorded sound either sounds like "yanny" or "laurel" depending on your perception of sound frequencies ..... so it is said.

So what do you hear?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUawekViYpk
by Niner
Tue May 15, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: OWLCAM 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: OWLCAM 2018

How does the owl know that the owl nest box is an owl "nest box" and not just a box with a hole in it?
by Niner
Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Say what? Could this be......FAKE NEWS????

Tonopah, Nevada, a silver mining boom town that now days is a tourist attraction with a population of under 3000 people.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sun May 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1294
Views: 108797

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

I think this should be in the the Newspaper thread Robert. Are American forces being held back? Seems there was something printed that alleged that American troops would not be in anything other than light defensive combat units until all of the troops that America was going to send had arrived. Ear...
by Niner
Sat May 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Latest air war score between British and Germans..... British version. You'd think the score would be classified information, wouldn't you? Of course if your side has the winning numbers ...maybe not.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Fri May 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 659
Views: 68979

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Keep an eye out for those pesky Mexicans being trained by Germans.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch........
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch........

You both know in real life no soldier ever counted to any number before tossing a grenade. Fuse cutting wasn't a scientific certainty so much as an art with unknown material factors....like did Rosie the war worker come in hung over from staying out and raising hell the night before or not. You pull...
by Niner
Thu May 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Dooley shotgun
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Dooley shotgun

That is interesting. As a somewhat passing thought the expert says one shouldn't shoot a firearm over 150 years old as a general rule. Wonder if that is because of the quality of the steel or what may have happened to the firearm over the many decades that may have caused it to deteriorate ?
by Niner
Wed May 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: P.Mod 27 holster
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: P.Mod 27 holster

Makes me wonder what happened to the pistol. Confiscated by the Government perhaps?

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