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Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 08:09:06 AM »
Back in Relic Heaven today....
Yesterday a gent brought in his late son in laws collection of Air Force artifacts .
I logged in a number of early Jet era aircraft HI quality photos , two rare squadron enameled flight mugs .
There is a very cool original British WW 2 Burma campaign officers cap , ( think Bridge on the River Kwai )
The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Mogorilla on Today at 07:36:04 AM »
Does anyone remember a TV show in the 70s with Andy Griffith called Salvage 1?   Junk man builds rocket to salvage space junk.  I was only ~13 at the time, but i recall the government reps not being happy in the series.  It only lasted 1 season, but the concept was original.  The less said about Bezos and Musk the better.   I think it grand that Shatner got to go, just wish NASA had thought of it.   I am putting on a Nostradamus hat and forseeing that the governements will step in and curtail all of this siting public safety and the prevention of the Kessler effect (or syndrome, not sure on the name). 
Zoot Shooters / Re: Deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?
« Last post by Tornado on Today at 07:35:27 AM »
If I were going to hunt deer, the rifle would be my first choice.  ???
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:15:40 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 39 and mostly cloudy. "Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning  then mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the middle 60s. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent."

Zoot Shooters / Deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?
« Last post by DaleKHayes on Today at 04:54:32 AM »
Which one is good for deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?
The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Today at 02:11:41 AM »
So it's the Feds (FAA) that doesn't like a private citizen's attempt to go to space and possibly make money eventually. Oh the horror of a capitalist doing something without the government approval! LOL ::)

Robert Heinlein actually forsaw this, and wrote several short stories about an entrprenure pursuing moon landings in spite of govt reluctance/opposition. Historically, it was the Dutch and Portuguese entrepreneurs who braved the unknown uncharted seas to explore the "new world" , sometimes assisted by the crown in various ways .... And thus opened up the trade routes.

The current batch of "explorers" are remarkably similar to the first Rockefeller and Edison fighting with competitors in the cutthroat (sometimes literally) marketplaces of the time. Some entrepreneurs had to go armed because of threats and attacks...

On the nondisclosure agreements and non-compete agreements, these are actually common when working in cutting edge tech, The guy you hire and trust to work for YOU may at any time turn out to be the guy trying to steal your secrets...  No disparage are rather new and untested, but with so many people using the social media as a court of public opinion for "character assasination" it is not surprising.

I personally feel that if one treats others fairly and expect the same from them it will lead to a more harmonious outcome... But I don't seem to have made it in the "rich guys club" either ....

Yhs Prof mumbles

CZ could use Italian parts and assemble a much more affordable SAA like USFA did when they started out.  Those guns were cheaper than a Colt and not much more than a Uberti.
STORM / Re: Selleck's Last Stand at Saber River 1860
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on Yesterday at 11:16:31 PM »
I used the Saber River and the Schofield as my main match guns at the 12 stage Peaceful's End of Track annual match last week   Shot clean with both.  I did get a lot of "oh what a pretty gun" at the loading and unloading table when handling the Saber River.....
STORM / Re: Selleck's Last Stand at Saber River 1860
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 10:57:46 PM »
I have to put "Quigley Down Under" on the list in Selleck's bests column , Call it a quartet.

In another area, it is not all that often a remake is EQUIL to an original ...

The bar is set high ...and Selleck's "Monty Walsh" was worthy of Lee Marvin's version.
Jeff Bridges "True Grit" was a fine bookend to the Duke's .....

"Magnificent 7" paled badly to Yul Brenner & Steve McQueen's original IMHO ,it just did not impress me like the
impression on my younger lofty vision....

We'll have to see if the new "Wild Bunch" remake can play in the league  :-\

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