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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 04:37:14 PM »
You do good work, friend!
On everything

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Oh you better believe it bro.

I once made it a study after one memorable operation during Desert Storm. I studied the huge differential in body counts between US soldiers and our enemies. Script does not read well for anyone in history that ever came up against us.

The highest kill ratio I ever read about was 2700:1. Cost them nearly three thousand rice eaters to bag one single US Infantryman. Obviously not always that good,
and, know what that means?


We have room for improvement! ;-)

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Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: Today at 04:30:59 PM »
Not a deer...That's a D5 Cat!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 04:29:39 PM »
 :likebutton: :likebutton: :likebutton: :likebutton:

Very nice Ken!

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D.O.T. / Re: Pan-Am, An American Treasure!
« on: Today at 04:28:59 PM »
Great article, Don. I knew some of that, but not all. It was a great time, when U.S. businesses where put patriotic duty above their bottom line. The same was true of Hollywood, and professional sports. They all jumped in the serve.
Indeed, better times

Now we have gotten fat and lazy and disrespectful

I find it more and more difficult to care much for America as a whole, just parts of it!

Good thing about old age is you don't have long until you're dead!

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^^^^ Actually accidentally, buggered it all up...

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I feel a disturbance in the Force.........



Someone, somewhere, is thinking about a full blown "oil change" on a bulldozer named Sarge.

 :popcorn:
You have no idea! ;-0

Let me see if I can guess at the punch list:

1) Turret ring on top suitable for most common crew served weapons (with pintle, and spall shield) and CROWS system
2) Custom trailer with cartridge based MICLIC system (5 charges) for quickly clearing firebreaks (and minefields)
3) Commo shelf with both military and COTS communications systems to cover the spectrum from FM thru Satellite
4) Computer system with GPS add-on and wi-fi for navigation and mobile updates on RMTWS
5) Performance add-ons to improve the vehicle's horsepower to sufficient levels that it can push dirt at 45mph, minimum
6) Custom cab that is bullet proof up to .50 BMG, and mine resistant
7) Custom seating with 5 point harness, and with shock absorbing mounts that will absorb the G-load typical with IED/Mine strikes
8) Custom radio with loud speakers to blare out "Jump" by Van Halen and warn any Hajis to avoid you like the plague (doubles as mobile platform to spread the word during spiritual retreats)
9) Armored hydraulic lines capable of surviving nuclear detonation (or 48 hours constant abuse by BigD)
10) Primary, secondary, and tertiary hydraulic pump set-ups to ensure constant operations (or 48 hours constant abuse by BigD)
11) Anti-missile system
12) Reactive armor

That's just off the top of my head. LOL
I feel a disturbance in the Force.........



Someone, somewhere, is thinking about a full blown "oil change" on a bulldozer named Sarge.

 :popcorn:
You have no idea! ;-0


Corrected it...Other than that,
NVG Lighting, rest is a good list!

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This narrative make a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing, Don.
Still a shame that any of our guys get hurt...

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Subject: FW: [Non-DoD Source] Fwd: Niger Ambush & Johnson

An unofficial back channel.
 
 
This just in from Special Activities Division (SAD) source in USG. Worth a read.
 
From my associates in the community, I have gotten the two stories currently floating around.  One is what appears to have happened, and the other is the Pentagon/USG Cover-Your-Ass (CYA) version.
 
The Pentagon CYA version continually changes, starts/stops, and is a massive blame game.  To them, it is obviously the A-Team?s fault and error on a ?routine? training and advisory mission in Niger.  The narrative is that the A-Team, combined with Nigerien forces were out on a routine training advisory mission when (allegedly got sloppy) and ambushed (lucky chance) by a pro-Al Queda (ALQ) force.
 
My SF associates tell another version, and one I tend to believe.  The American A-Team had two, possibly four non-SF personnel (SGT La David Johnson being one of them).  The non-SF support folks were support weenies (drivers, supply & mechanics).  So, you had an A-Team of approximately 12 ? 16 personnel; only 12 being Special Forces.  The A-Team was leading and advising a Nigerien Army force of approximately 30 Nigerien soldiers.  Their mission was not a routine training and advisory, but a joint US-Nigerien mission to seek out High Value Targets (HVTs); I.e., Nigerien ALQ leaders or forces.  The mission was conducted near Tonga-Tonga, along the Mali-Nigerien border; a very hot and active AO.
 
The story goes that they had conducted their mission and were returning when they stopped at a local village to do a ?meet & greet? - being seen and obtaining local intelligence.  It is alleged that the village headman and others mysteriously (and suspiciously) detained the US/Nigerien force well after the time they wished to depart.  Could the headman and others be in cahoots with the local guerrillas/ALQ using the delay to allow time to prepare an ambush?  Nobody knows, but French/Nigerien force have allegedly arrested and taken the village headman and others away for interrogation.
 
Leaving this particular village and heading back to their base camp, the joint A-Team/Nigerien Army force was indeed ambushed by a heavily armed ALQ band numbering approximately 50 fighters.  The ALQ band had small arms, machineguns and RPGs, and possibly mortars.  For some reason, approximately half of the US/Nigerien force was allowed to pass through the ambush killzone before the ambush was sprung, trapping the rear half.  Immediately after the ambush was initiated, the first half swung around to engage the ambushers and save the rear half.  It is then alleged that except for those already dead or wounded, all of the Nigerien soldiers bugged out and left the Americans to fight ALQ all by themselves.  Two groups, roughly 6-8 Americans per group fighting for their lives alone against a superior ALQ force.
 
Airstrikes were requested as the Americans fought on.  Several French Mirage fighters responded, but refused to engage citing poor weather, rough terrain and an inability to differentiate friend from foe.  American SF requested ?danger close? support and attempted to talk the CAS in, but the French Mirages alleged continued to refuse to engage.  Meanwhile, a French Quick Reaction Force (QRF) was contacted and on their way to the fight.
 
The Americans fought until relieved by the arrival of the French QRF.  The ALQ force broke contact and melted away.  Meanwhile, the French QRF searched the immediate vicinity and conducted MEDEVAC operations.  Three American Special Forces soldiers were either dead or would later die from wounds, several others wounded and one American support soldier (Johnson) missing.
 
Johnson?s body was found near the ambush 48 hours later.  At present, nobody is sure if Johnson broke and ran like the Nigeriens, or was captured and then executed by the ALQ.  Either way, he wasn?t in the two small Special Forces perimeters when the French QRF arrived.
 
Such things happen.  People get separated, captured or bug-out in panic.  Johnson was a driver.  For whatever reason, his failure to remain with the other Special Forces soldiers cost him his life.
 
And that is what I have been told about the action in Niger.  Basically 12-16 American soldiers abandoned, split in half and fighting to join together against a superior and more heavily armed enemy.  And the majority survived.
 
FYI

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I feel a disturbance in the Force.........



Someone, somewhere, is thinking about a full blown "oil change" on a bulldozer named Sarge.

 :popcorn:
You have no idea! ;-0

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 10:49:12 AM »
Got the dock pulled out and back to the marina.
Was a bit of an adventure.
Winds not great, 15 gusting to 20 when we started.
By the end they were 25 gusting to a lot.
3-4 foot whitecaps washing the dock, kind of fun...
And the DNE (do not exceed) speed for my dock is 4.9 mph in 3 foot chop.

Cabin closed up till snow time. Speaking of which, it is again...
Boat going into storage tonight, mustang as well.
Need to service he truck, hope to find time before I leave.
Then off to the city for a week or so.
Mama having a procedure, so we need to hang there for a while after.

Prayers for a safe trip and an easy procedure with good results, in the name of Jesus!

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If you can find a friendly , I think a tech II can disable the system


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Good to know. I thought disabling a "Safety system" was impossible.

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Well, I bow to the one with more weldin' knowledge. But I have welded with a mig going downhill for a pass or two, like on a roll bar tube that is disappearing behind a "B" pillar.

I was only trained and tested with stick, never with mig. I just learned that on my own.

I'll pick up a welder for the farm sooner or later, and I'll probably go with a gas powered stick machine

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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:45:22 PM »
I though that was why his mpg was low, his tire sensor said he should be getting worse gas mileage and viola!!!  ;)


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Speakin' of mileage, with this new tune which is in the mail somewhere, I hear I'll be seein' well over 50MPG!

Maybe I'm thinkin' about my Triumph...?

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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:43:37 PM »
What charger set up did you go with? 
Also why is your tire light on,   Didn?t you build a pvc tube and toss your sensors in that ?

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No charger yet, but a S-4XX over the stocker is probably where I'll land.

I got a bit skittish about inflating the PVC tube holding the tire sensors, so I just get used to the dash light and messages

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Intel / Re: Nuke Bombers on 24 HR notice once again
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:39:04 PM »
Ok, well, I am no expert on strategic gesturing, but that is what this is saying to me.

We have a growing nuclear threat from Iran and NK, obviously. But things are a tad bit slippery with China and then there is always Russia. Most people haven't noticed that we are forging strategic alliances with India. That is all about curtailing China's aggressive moves with their new blue water navy and building of their first ever foreign based base, in Tanzania.

So if we were hit from anyone with a surprise nuclear attack, limited or otherwise, the host of that offering would get showered with sub based Trident 3's with some big block like performin' MIRVs...Megaton sized stuff...real crowd pleasers.

That is all nicely backed up by the MX system and older minuteman 3's which are still holding some real estate in vertical rocky holes.

B-52's are like doomsday things. Out of the 1950's "ai-Safe" movie times. They pack a huge punch but would take hours to get to position to launch their nuke ippe cruise missiles. I'd say they are more about making a political statement with muscle backing it up. Russia already knows they would just be the little fallout remaining over the motherland when the BUFFs showed up to incinerate anything still not burned to a cinder.

Hard to say really but it adds a third, pretty sturdy leg to the nuclear deterrent.

And BTW, unless you're close by Nukes are survivable. I mean you'd have to have build a shelter to keep the gamma rays from causing unneeded tooth whitening, but with half lives of strontium and cesium being what they are, give it a couple weeks to a month and you should be able to hose off the Duramax and get back to burning rubber.

Goggle Hiroshima and take a look at what it appears like today. You will have to go to dubai to find a more modern, prettier city. Seems the nuke there only helped things. Nukin our cities gets rid of welfare recipients, undocumented criminals who don't speak english. Destroys nearly all mosques. Removes almost all heroin addicts, most all antifa players, most cozy NFL players, Eliminates the need to grow a huge amount of food...no one likes driving there, so no loss in that arena. Government offices and officials will get burned up, no harm there. The banksters, mobsters, polsters and about every other kind of ster gets gone while we get to keep the steers, our tractors and trucks, our friends, our churches, and, really, our way of life, now free of interference by useless people.

So considering all that why is gettin' nuked all that bad?

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CIEMR / Re: 4 November Schneegans...AntiFa: What do we know?
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
That boy is as sharp as a finely honed log! :wink:

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Dave did you weld that lying flat or uphill?

Reason is, you use two different techniques when welding vertical with stick vs mig

With a Mig you can weld going down, starting from the top. If its adjusted right, it will fill in just fine

But you start at the bottom and go up with a stick welder. Plus with a stick you go left-right-left, touching each piece as you proceed upward and pause just long enough to control the puddle. Its all about the puddle of melt with the stick and going uphill. On the welding test I took back in the day, that and overhead welding were the two big challenges.

A stick in the hands of someone like Shawn is a magical thing. Mig has less finesse in my view, but it gets the job done easily and is very forgiving. Stick welding requires practice and a pretty steady hand.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Dawg's Shop
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
I think we need to send our experts Ken & Don in there to inspect the joint...... :popcorn:
I'll bring my plasma torch to test the durability of those glue joints!

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CIEMR / 4 November Schneegans...AntiFa: What do we know?
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:13:59 PM »
OK, lets share what we have heard or know about this ruckus AntiFa is planning to unleash next month.

My understanding is that they are branded a terrorist organization (Is that right?)

That they are calling for a nation wide protest based on 12 points which are all grossly perverted non truths and outright lies

I have heard that there is liberal left money, Soros, Clinton's, others??? Pumped into the thing

The protests are to continue until Donald Trump is removed from office

That their hidden agenda is to push the right into an armed conflict (civil war??) so that big brother intervenes and:
      1.    Declares Martial law
      2.    Imposes strict gun control
      3.    Government moves to seize citizens' weapons

First of all, do I have that more or less correct?

and

What can you, the smart guys out there in interweb land add to the discussion?

The point of all this is to concentrate the information, see if it points to any intersections that may help forecast a time/place/event or other pertinent fact that might suggest a more specific prep protocol.

Begin...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
Don I'm a big fan of Sherwin Williams Duration paint laid on with a sprayer.  Get a HVLP and just pop the top off the little opening in the 5 gal pail and drop the suction hose in.  Paint away!  That stuff is really tough.
I just re-read my post...
I was referring to the paint on the front door. No, the paint on the rest of the thing is like the day they sprayed it. Good to go for probably 10 years

I concur about the SW good stuff. Have used it myself.

No with a HVLP mind you, but with a roller, a brush and the normal pressure sprayer made for this kind of painting.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 21, 2017, 07:55:27 PM »
Game didn't go very well at all

Good points:
Our uniforms were clean
We made it there on time
The cheerleaders were entertaining
We took home a runner up trophy

Bad points:
Apparently we forgot to show up on the field
Some alien body snatchers who knew nothing of football showed up instead
Nuff said, on to wrestling season!

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Intel / Know your enemy: OFA
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:57:20 PM »
?There's a reason why in New York Harbor we have the Statue of Liberty,

not the Statue of Equality.?

>Charles Krauthammer

≈≈≈≈≈Max≈≈≈≈≈

 

An article from the New York Post:

 

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called "Organizing for Action" (OFA).

 

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president?s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

 

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

 

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration's top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

 

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

 

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for "progressive" change. Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

 

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president's message from the shadows: "Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond."

 

OFA's website says it obtained its "digital" assets from the ex-president's re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA

 

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, ?The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House."

 

Sperry writes that, ?The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his wife will oversee the operation from their home/ office in Washington DC.

 

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president's signal that he is heartened by the protests.

 

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

 

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

 

So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a "PERFECT TARGET" for our enemy!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:39:43 PM »
We won our playoff game last week by a big margin.

This afternoon is our superbowl...the only superbowl I will watch this year...

The boys are ready. They only lost a single game and have given away less than 10 touchdowns all season long. The team we face is the other football powerhouse in northern KY. I feel like I am about to witness the immovable force meeting the irresistible object.

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Intel / Re: Smart side
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:36:09 PM »
That was good

Encouraging to see that not everyone is being duped and led to the slaughter

We need to take note of everyone supporting all these extremist groups.

We will do our own rounding up and reckoning when the sparks start. We may have a hard road but even more so, so will they who hate our nation.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:57:26 AM »
Current status:

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:56:42 AM »
:likebutton:

Good job, I think that's as close to speechless as I have ever witnessed!

 :popcorn:
Not true Shawn!

If I fire Sam for his collusion with the "Bad people" here, think what it will do to international relations. He's an eskimo, or a polar bear or something like that!


Uh, you were more speechless at some point & I witnesssed it? I call bs, need pics or at least link to thread and post #....
Well, guess I'll pick a better battle to fight
I'll throw in the towel for this one...this time.

Survive to fight another day and all that ;-))

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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:53:53 AM »
I thought I'd get some baseline numbers with the new 37" tires, cleaned air filter, and old H&S tune.

First pic is half way through the trip to/from the farm. Speeds vary from a high fo 60 to a low around 35. I'd call the average between 45-50 mph.

The new tunes will arrive early in the week which will be the jump off point for the next round of changes for this truck.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:49:41 AM »
...Always looking to upgrade efficiency of the operation, I added this water jug filled with soapy water for use in the saw mill operation. I need to add some window cleaner as an antifreeze.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:47:02 AM »
The shed is holding up well. Ready for another winter. But that fancy epoxy paint that nothing can affect has failed miserably. The north facing wall (Little sunlight) has faded completely and chalked

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:45:15 AM »
But the truck is still running fine! :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:44:24 AM »
...And I made the next few tests to Sarge, and that thing is still all buggered up and not working!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:43:19 AM »
But I did have more carnage

Darn!!!!!!!!!!!

For no apparent reason, the grapple stopped working!

I was yanking some branches off some locust trees, and when I tried to open the thing it would only move a couple inches. Now, the switch is working because you can hear the sound of the pump laboring, and the lines jerk from being slammed with pressure, but the jaw will not open nor close

Grrrrr....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:40:07 AM »
The property always looks best this time of year. With a fresh cut and most of the weeds in their dying stage, the look will last for some time

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:38:10 AM »
So, I replaced almost all the various clips and keepers with gool old 1/4" and 5/16" bolts and nylon locking nuts. And guess what?

It worked!

Yep nothing fell apart after bush hogging 20-30 acres!

YIPPEE!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:35:26 AM »
Well, first up I repaired the bush hog which had fallen apart and become partially disconnected. Dunno, but for an industrial unit, I think I am finding its limits. It's looking a bit banged up after making all that gravel from the native chunks of limestone

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:20:28 AM »
I had ramen noodles and a half a leftover sandwich from my lunch.
We really need to start using the crock pot more when we are working late.

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That thing is my best friend!

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Dawg's Shop
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:19:15 AM »
Nice welding table(s)!

Sorry, but that place is too pretty to work in/on. Where's the stains, gouges, paint dribbles and burned areas? :shocked:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:16:59 AM »
Meh. I just run into stuff until it falls off. Then a order a new one for $30 and do it all over


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We kin?

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:09:48 AM »
The super helpful folks at Case sent me this diagram to proceed with to the next step:

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
Ken, you may be onto something. Thing is, what if it has never produced proper pressure???

I have in the past, thought it should have more power, and just dismissed it all, thinking it is just old technology.

Anyway, I ran the next set of tests.

This test involves running the engine at maximum RPM (2200 RPM ish...Can't tell exactly, the pointer end of the tach needle broke off some time ago!)
With the revs up, you raise the loader arms and try to roll back at the same time.

If it does both at the same time, it indicates an issue with the main pressure control valve.

But it acted differently. I'd be raising it, and observing 680 psi pressure then when I then also tried to roll the bucket back, the loader would stop rising, and the bucket would curl back until it hit the stops, then the loader would continue to rise.

The loader will not rise to full height any longer.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:03:05 AM »
:likebutton:

Good job, I think that's as close to speechless as I have ever witnessed!

 :popcorn:
Not true Shawn!

If I fire Sam for his collusion with the "Bad people" here, think what it will do to international relations. He's an eskimo, or a polar bear or something like that!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:59:50 AM »
Don, it seems you are down there enough you could already have chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and guineas. They're pretty self sufficient animals. Especially if you set up a "auto feeder", essentially something that can hold 100lbs of feed! They'll be good between the couple days to a week your not down there.

If you do this make sure their all hens, so you don't come back to a broody bird sitting on a clutch of eggs.


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I would almost go there, but last night a group of Coyotes ran right through there and very close to the camper. Scout was barkin' up a storm and I just wanted to get back to sleep...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:58:22 AM »
Don, would you give the Scag your endorsement?  I'll be in the market for a new machine soon.
Totally!
It's the best I have every owned. I can't break the thing...
Have tried for a couple years now to find an excuse to buy a newer zero turn so I could cart the Skagg down farmside, but the thing, a Cheetal, just keeps going. I have even towed with it!

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CIEMR / Re: Colin Cancer!
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:52:58 AM »
There must be 7 degrees of separation between us somewhere. I got the same two memes yesterday.


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Great minds...

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CIEMR / Colin Cancer!
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:15:16 AM »
Yup!

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CIEMR / Presidential Awardees...go figure.
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:13:03 AM »
I used to play opposite day with my girls. It now seems we are living opposite day all the time for real!

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Obama?s Military Legacy ? PC, SJW?s, the LGBT Mafia and Comrade Lieutenant Rapone

 

American Spectator

 

Another lasting Obama corruption of a great American institution.

 

A recent West Point graduate and self-identifying Marxist, 2nd Lieutenant Spenser Rapone, didn?t just become a rebellious communist. He has a history of insubordination.  Read a superior officer?s quavering report and weep.

West Point did nothing. Lt. Rapone continues, as of this writing, as a commissioned officer. Who knows what happened to LTC Robert M. Heffington.

He might be found in a corner, shaking in fear of marauding social justice warriors.

 

Have you heard about this story anywhere besides conservative and military blogs? Did you see Senator Marco Rubio?s letter to West Point expressing alarm that a traitor is in their ranks and they?ve done nothing? Then there?s these pathetic defenses of the baby commie.

 

The problem is not Lt. Rapone. The problem is the decay and decadence infecting the culture has infected the military. It didn?t take long for President Obama?s pernicious influence to degrade the American military?s ability to defend itself from enemies both foreign and domestic. President Obama was so successful, that the military is incapable of adequately dealing with traitors in their midst.

 

How did the military get here? First, there was the purge. From Rense.com here are the list of Generals purged from the military during Obama?s reign up through 2013:

 

? General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)  ? Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)  ? Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)  ? Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)  ? Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)  ? Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)  ? General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)  ? Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)  ? Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)  ? General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)  ? Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico?s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)  ? General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)  ? General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)  ? General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November

2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)  ? Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May

2013)

? Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)  ? Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)  ? Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

 

There are some recognizable names there. In their places, leaders willing to enact morale-busting policy and readiness-damaging regulations became President Obama?s go-to guys. Kurt Schlicter says:

 

? Many of these people are courageous on the battlefield ? they?ll happily charge a Taliban warrior wielding an AK-47. But they quake in their boots back home in the face of an enemy they don?t understand and that can destroy their careers ? the Social Justice Warrior. That?s why you don?t see them saying what every damn one of them knows is true ? that women, despite their heart and commitment, are a net liability in ground combat units, that trans troops are an expensive distraction and damaging to morale, and that the insane focus on ?diversity? programs sucks up priceless training time and fuels, rather than quells, discord in the ranks.

 

But they don?t dare object. That?d be risky. And these are the senior leaders who we will allow to lead our sons and daughters in battle if Korea goes hot.

 

To destroy an institution, degrade their leadership. Those who succeed under the new leadership will display the same cowardly, amoral behavior. Like attracts like.

 

Next, destroy the standards. For years, President Obama has worked to reduce readiness. Smoking pot is fine ?November, 2016. Being fat and female is fine?July, 2016, Marine Corps.

 

Then, put these weakened warriors near combat.  In 2012, President Obama allowed women to get closer to combat.

 

Finally, look away from egregious behavior. Ignore it. Excuse it. Allow guys like Lt. Rapone to skip around campus with Ch? shirts while tweeting love notes to Marxism. Make it clear that no behavior is out of bounds. Condemn people who raise concerns. Allow guys like Nadal Hasan to flourish in the name of political correctness. Then, after he kills people, allow him to live and spout off about hunger strikes.

 

Erode. Erode. Erode.

 

The American military spends precious time and training resources teaching troops about tolerance and gender issues. Remember the indoctrination that happened in offices around the country a couple decades ago? Now imagine the same condescending, vapid training among our warriors. It was bad enough to suffer as middle management. Imagine knowing that your job is to kill enemies and being stuck listening to that garbage.

 

John McCain and Lindsey Graham talk about how President Obama degraded military readiness by cutting funding, letting equipment age, etc. The real degradation, though, happened with personnel. By gutting leadership, enforcing mush-headed regulations, and creating an environment hostile to maintaining discipline, the military, even venerable institutions like West Point, are left with guys like Spenser Rapone.

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    LTC Huffington had a run in with Rapone, long before he graduated from the ?Point.  It was documented back then and ignored.



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« on: October 21, 2017, 09:01:31 AM »
All this political correctness and phobias about everything is flat out destroying the killing spirit of our military. There is nothing about accommodating transgenders (Mentally unstable people??) or homosexuals (People which the people in the Army I was a part of for 25 years could not stand, in fact they sickened us!) that has anything to do with rounds on target.

Our enemy who puts up with none of this nonsense is growing stronger. While we cope with peoples emotions, they are getting better at bayonet fighting. THey are dreaming of gutting US Marines while we have to look at a US installation support a gay pride day! What is prideful about the sick act of sodomy between men? Can anybody answer that for me? Is that right in anyone's book?
Well, of course it is not. It is evil, my bible says so, and what God says is always true. Simple enough! But the communists of america (COA) are so powerful and we real Americans are either scared to do anything, too busy, or have just given up and really just want the fight to get started.
But we can't go there. We have to stand our ground, we moral, we patriotic, we God fearing and God loving good people of America. Are the communists not good as well? Easy answer for me, NO, they are not good, worse, they are really bad and they are the enemy of freedom.
With what they have done to our fighting forces is appalling. Women in the Rangers? In Forced Recon? In the Seals? Are you kidding?
We better fix this and damned quick or when the civil war comes and in the midst of that some invader, a real fight will have to be fought or we'll lose it all!


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