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#5170517 A Big Canadian Salute to US Marine Maj. "Fox" Sinke (ret.)

Posted by Old Guy on 10 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

Word to terrorists:

 

Be careful of old farts, especially those with military experience.  Most especially those who served in the Marines.

 

These guys have kids and grandkids.  They worked hard to give them a better world and what do they find?  Scumbags who want to kill those kids and grandkids.  That pisses them off.

 

They lost good friends in the fight against evil.  Now their culture is threatened by religious nuts embracing evil.  That pisses them off.

 

At their age sex is just a three letter word.  That really pisses them off.

 

So watch out for the old bastards.  They don't have a hell of a lot of time left and they'll gladly spend it running a sword up your ass.

 

S!  Major Sinke

 

OG


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#5170254 RIP, Jack Broughton.

Posted by Home Fries on 31 October 2014 - 07:14 AM

S!

 

May Col Broughton rest with the members of his fighter wing, and in (ahem) a different location entirely from LBJ and McNamara. :angry:


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#5169195 Comcast vs Direct TV

Posted by Old Guy on 04 September 2014 - 09:23 AM

It's very nearly possible to obtain all your programming via the Internet, especially if you don't mind watching some programs after they've been broadcast on cable and satellite TV.  The biggest hangup at the moment is sports coverage.

 

I'm about to dump cable completely and use a combination of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for our TV watching.  I may go back to enjoying sports on radio.  The announcers are better anyway.  They have to talk about what's going on in the game instead of filling the airwaves with other crap.

 

Cable and satellite providers SHOULD be under heavy competitive pressure to improve their offerings due to increased use of Internet sources by informed consumers.  Unfortunately, as has been pointed out above, our nation seems to be mostly populated with Kardashian-watchers and other mindless morons, so the providers just keep raking in the dough.

 

OG


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#5168794 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by The Dude on 15 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

Joker,

 

A very touching tribute to your father, my friend. Your father symbolizes the courage and integrity of the Greatest Generation.

 

My condolences to you and your family.

 

RIP, Captain Sullivan :icon_salute3:


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#5168765 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by Stans on 15 August 2014 - 04:37 AM

S!

 

My condolences and prayers to you and your family, Joker.


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#5168762 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by Fittop on 14 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

My condolences to you and your family, Joker. 

The Merchant Marines lost another good man.


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#5168761 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by Whizkid on 14 August 2014 - 06:17 PM

Fair winds and following seas, Sir!  :icon_salute3:    Would that many more men had turned out like you. My condolences to you and the family, Joker. That smile will be waiting for you some day.


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#5168760 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by Madman on 14 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

RIP Captain.  :icon_salute3:

 

Joker, my sincere condolences to you and your family.


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#5168758 RIP Captain James L. Sullivan, Jr., 1925-2014

Posted by Donster on 14 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

May your father rest in peace Joker. My sincere condolences to you and all of your family.


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#5168333 Fifi !!!

Posted by Old Guy on 26 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

A B-29 flew over Fort Collins twice this morning.  There is an airshow at a local airport featuring Fifi and a C-45 called Bucket of Bolts.

 

I heard the rumble of engines and walked to where I could see the sky better.  And there she came, no more than 5,000 AGL, heading north.  About 20 minutes later she flew over again, this time from east to west.

 

About an hour later I saw a C-45 in military colors. 

 

Cool!

 

OG


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#5167211 American Soldier Held By Taliban For Years Is Freed in Prisoner Swap

Posted by Whizkid on 02 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

No, Joker, you're not naive to believe in the US of A! I do, too, but I'm not so sure of its Politicians and some of the inhabitants! Perhaps sheer common sense will win the day, but we may have to eat a lot of humble pie first.


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#5166275 Happy Easter chaps!

Posted by Stans on 20 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hey, Oggie!  Long time no posting, glad to see you are still among the living.  I hope everyone had a great Easter.


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#5166270 Happy Easter chaps!

Posted by Whizkid on 20 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

Happy Resurrection Day, y'all!


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#5166269 Happy Easter chaps!

Posted by No105_Archie on 20 April 2014 - 10:49 AM

Have a happy and blessed Easter all.  Off now to help make salads for the "ceremonial Easter cold plate"    :D


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#5166267 Happy Easter chaps!

Posted by Donster on 20 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

Ok...had to look that one up...

 

Full Definition of FETTLE:

 

State or condition of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit, or form —often used in the phrase in fine fettle.

 

Examples of FETTLE:
 
A visit to the relatives on the other side of the state revealed them all to be in fine fettle.
 
Happy Easter Oggie and hope you and the family are all well...I mean in fine fettle!
 
Same to all my friends here at CSIM! Happy Easter!

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#5166236 TGIF weather check.

Posted by Whizkid on 19 April 2014 - 12:23 AM

So sorry to hear that, Donnie. I had to put my sweetheart Border Collie, Mindy, down about 8 months ago, due to arthritis and age, and I think I'm only now getting over it, with the help of the craziest little Malti-Poo, Missie, you ever saw! I swear that God gave us dogs to smooth out the bumps in life! Never forget that "DOG" spelt backwards is "GOD!"


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#5165660 Why we cannot find the debris from flight 370

Posted by cobraj on 27 March 2014 - 08:32 AM

And how bout that word "Vicissitudes"!  BOOM Rotatiga!


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#5165258 Time for a walk down Memory Lane!

Posted by Gunny on 12 March 2014 - 03:12 AM

Aces of the Pacific.  Now that there was a game.  I agree with Joker.  Somebody needs to update that puppy.  The campaign mode was awesome.  You could fly in all three branches of the US military and Imperial Japanese Navy and Army.  I remember flying with 214 the day Boyington was shot down.  Left flying 2nd element lead with him as flight leader.  My wingman and I were the only ones what made it back.  Lost Boyington in a cloud with him on one and one closing on him.  I went down to help, nothing but one Zeke climbing up and away.  I landed and pulled out a book on Greg and sure enough, compared the dates and there it was. 

 

Red Baron was a hoot to.  Flying your ass off to get that invite to one of the premo squadrons, getting that note from an enemy ace wanting to duel.  I went up once after an invite from Lothar, the Baron's brother.  Meet him alone over the front he says.  Duel between the two of us he says.  Then brings two of his closest friends to apparently "witness" th duel.  Bastard.


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#5165112 Time for a walk down Memory Lane!

Posted by cobraj on 06 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

Remember flying a long campaign in Aces of the pacific, I was an ace many times over and I was flying around Like i'm all that and a bag of chips, No AI pilot is gonna get me , then one mission I end up in a battle with a lone Zero who proceeds to hand me my ass quite handily! I remember as I was going down what flashed on the screen "You have been shot down by Nishizawa"

 

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I swore I heard him giggling as I went down in an uncontrolled spin! I was thinking well played Dynamix, well played! clipped my ears back!

He had once boasted He would never be brought down in combat by American fighters and he was right, He ended up dying at the controls of an unarmed transport, ambushed by hellcats...


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#5164627 Maybe IL-2 ??

Posted by Old Guy on 18 February 2014 - 10:35 PM

Downloaded IL-2 1946 today.  Took me some time to get it working right.  Had to switch the video to DirectX.  Right now I'm running 1600x900 32 bit and the game looks and operates very well.

 

Still have to work on some stick settings.  Also, I've got to learn a whole bunch of commands, from the looks of it.

 

OG


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