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by Niner
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Two Hundred and sixth anniversary today of the epic Battle of Waterloo.
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Two Hundred and sixth anniversary today of the epic Battle of Waterloo.

Funny about how historic figures can have totally different directions of popularity over time....... depending on "woke" stuff of the how I'm feeling now kind. Robert E. Lee is now an evil figure in the US for instance. Here's some questions and answers one online source supplies about Napoleon. Co...
by Niner
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Two Hundred and sixth anniversary today of the epic Battle of Waterloo.
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Two Hundred and sixth anniversary today of the epic Battle of Waterloo.

In New Orleans there is a death mask of Napoleon at the Cabildo museum in New Orleans. I took a few snaps while I was there a couple years ago.
by Niner
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 133
Views: 18771

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

There was an Admiral named Sims who went to England to get some award a hundred years ago involving the "Great War". He was making speeches and among them was one in which he told the British to not mind the Congressional windbags going on about supporting Ireland independence during the violence an...
by Niner
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: NEW VIDEO CHAT NOW ON ZOOM
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: NEW VIDEO CHAT NOW ON ZOOM

Will the recurring group zoom meet link work every week? I connected with the link, posted what is now a week ago, yesterday and got a wait message and nothing happened. Maybe I didn't wait long enough.
by Niner
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Tea with the Queen:
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Tea with the Queen:

"She reminded me of my mother, said Joe." Odd thing for a 78 year old man to say.
by Niner
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Tea with the Queen:
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Tea with the Queen:

I'd need a subscription. But the headline that I can see tells me all I want to know about it. And I don't mean that in a bad way.
by Niner
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The Fotron III camera by Triad
Replies: 0
Views: 113

The Fotron III camera by Triad

Fotron made by Triad in the 60's was sold door to door. There were three versions that were made in succession over ten years and they were all pretty much the same except for the later ones having only two zone focus buttons instead of three. Asside from plenty of buttons to push, to make photograp...
by Niner
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Australians in Korea
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Australians in Korea

From what I read the US troops often used M1 carbines as sniper rifles during the Korean war. I find that surprising considering the 30. caliber carbine round isn't a round for reaching out and touching anybody accurately at more than maybe a couple hundred yards.
by Niner
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Big news in California about banning guns
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Big news in California about banning guns

Saw this in the AP news. Seems like a federal judge declared California's ban on military styled weapons unconstitutional: From the AP: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people...
by Niner
Mon May 31, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 133
Views: 18771

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Tomorrow in the US is Memorial Day. It was originally to honor Union Dead as the South had a Confederate Memorial Day that was not on the same day. By the time of WWI the US had already had a few skirmishes with various Spanish speaking people but WWI sanctified the big national holiday North and So...