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  1. I've heard that Montville is quite good
  2. I confess, I'd not heard of Stanislav Petrov before today. And he actually died May 19, though word was late in getting to the Western press. His story was told in the 2014 documentary film The Man Who Saved the World On September 26, 1983, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov was working his shift, overseeing the staff at a missile detection center near Moscow, when the launch detect system sounded the alarm that five Minuteman ICBMs had been launched from the Western US, and were inbound to the Soviet Union. It seemed almost plausible; weeks before, the Soviet Union had shot down a Korean airliner, and tensions were running high. The satellite-based launch detection system assigned it's highest level of confidence that the launch had occurred. Lieutenant Colonel Petrov's job, at this point, was to confirm to his superiors that missiles were inbound, and recommend a full retaliatory nuclear strike. But he didn't. After several agonizing minutes, he decided the data was likely wrong. It was only a hunch, but he successfully argued it up the chain of command, with the recommendation that the Soviets NOT launch a counterstrike. Being right effectively ended his career, but the rest of us can be glad that he had the intelligence to make the right call, and the courage to stand behind it. Vechnaya pamyat, Stanislav.
  3. I'm pretty sure that's how Pennywise gets back and forth between your home and the sewer.
  4. In case anyone is interested in more detail of what happens when an aircraft is intercepted for violating the presidential TFR (temporary flight restriction), I attended a pilot briefing in Bedminster tonight. It was put on by a local pilot association, the head of the Allentown TRACON (they control a huge chunk of airspace in Eastern PA/Western NJ, the secret service agent responsible for the team who handles airspace security over the president, and a Coast Guard pilot who is currently on duty flying intercepts in NJ. The same air crews follow the president around, so they're normally based in DC, but could be here, Florida, NYC, wherever. Since the inauguration, there have been over 130 TFR violations when Trump has been at the golf course, half resulting in military intercepts, the rest generally resulting in the aircraft being tracked until touchdown, where it is met by local police, who hold the pilot until a secret service agent gets there for the interview. 130 violations is an embarrassment (hence the seminar), because while the TFR is an enormous pain in the butt, there is no excuse for not knowing when the TFR is in effect. That said, the top three excuses cited by pilots have been 'I didn't know the TFR was in effect', 'The Garmin gave me bad directions', and "I was just flying around the airport pattern, I know I was too low to show up on radar'. New information (to me) was that whenever the president is here, there is airborne radar monitoring the TFR from afar. One might normally be below the radar at 1200 feet or so, but they assured us that if the president is in Bedminster, they know if your wheels leave the runway. They didn't talk about what kind of sanctions were being imposed, but as I'd noted in a post above, 'it depends'. Interception of small aircraft (which have accounted for 90% of the violations) is normally done by an unarmed Coast Guard helicopter, flying out of Somerset Airport. The copters actually have a digital message board on the right side of the fuselage, so that they can pull alongside the errant aircraft and type out instructions to the pilot if they aren't able to establish radio contact. The armed fighters (which could be F15's, F16's, or F22's--all are used at different times) are often more of a backup, in case the helicopter doesn't immediately get the desired response from the trespassing aircraft. This coming weekend, F22's will be on patrol. At times, the fighters may get there first, but they have a hard time slowing down enough to pull along side a light plane. There will always be two fighters; you won't see the one on your six. The fighters can be VERY persuasive in getting a light plane to alter course. There were a bunch of questions from the audience about what kind of screw up would it take to actually get shot down, and while the answers were evasive, the secret service did say that such a decision could only come down from very high up--they'd normally try to get a quick decision from the Secretary of Defense, and if he wasn't available, the call tree didn't go down many levels at all, like only down to a four star.
  5. When did they stop being 'hats'?
  6. Should we tell Bob now that every one of us got ripped off by this vendor? <kidding...>
  7. I've bought from them a couple of times, never had a problem.
  8. The students who showed up for testing did so 'voluntarily'. The hospital wouldn't know (or perhaps wouldn't care) what coercion was going on in the background, only that they had people showing up and asking to be tested. Though I now wonder if there is a minimum age of consent for such a test...does anyone know at what point you need a parent or guardian to sign off?
  9. That's 264 fps. Paintball gun velocity. Only the projectiles are lawn chairs, shopping carts, downed limbs, etc.
  10. No, thermodynamics shot that down.
  11. No, never lived in a city. I'm from the wilds of Idaho. The bark was gone by late winter/early spring, well before the bucks were in the velvet. The trees had just been planted the previous year, and the spindly trunks weren't yet much over an inch in diameter, so they wouldn't have been of much use as a rub.
  12. I put in 3'-4' green giant arborvitae a couple of years ago. The deer ate them down to stumps. A couple of new decorative pear trees, too, which I'd surrounded with (admittedly light-duty) fencing. The knocked down the fencing, and ate the bark off of the trees, killing them. They also eat our Yucca plants, and every winter they strip all the leaves they can reach off of all of our holly bushes. They seem to enjoy the taste of deer-repellant spray. The deer in our neighborhood are right out of a Steven King novel...
  13. Rather than me trying to put it in words, you'll be better served if you do a google search on 'Damascus barrel'. View images to see what they look like (they have real character) and read the description of how they are made to see why they look that way.
  14. Very sorry for your loss. The shotgun must have some identifying marks on the barrel, maybe on the stock or buttplate, no? Anything? Damascus barrels should be identifiable just by looking, and would typically preclude use of modern ammo, just in case you find replacements for the hammers. Old family heirloom guns are intrinsically cool.
  15. Will it still come with that inimitable Glock trigger, that feels like someone took a 1911 and coated all the trigger internals with marshmallow fluff and sand?