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 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Michael Clayton

 Post subject: Michael Clayton
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:18 am 

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I'm not much of a George Clooney Fan but my dear wife the Crimp (AKA Shanghai Debbie) is and she decided we watch his film Michael Clayton this evening. What the hell I'd had a good day of sailing with my nephews and figured I better spend some quality time with her because I'm taking No.1 daughter...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Breach loading Militray Convsersions

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:04 am 

Replies: 13
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Your posts Johnnie, have been very entertaining and quite educational. When I think of the US Cav, which is very seldom, I think of Light Horse Harry Lee, GA Custer, Nathan Bedford Forest and most especially John Buford. I must admit I never heard of Buford until I saw the movie Gettysburg. Sam Ell...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Breach loading Militray Convsersions

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:19 am 

Replies: 13
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Been sailing a lot with my cousin. He is a very recently retired Sheriff's Deputy LT, about eight younger than I and did his 20 in the National Guard flying Choppers (Helos to we sailors). At present he's not much of a sailor but he does not get sea sick, he really "jumps to it" when the ...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 350


Just to let you know one of my childhood "heroes" and one loveable bastard was an old IRA man. I'm not Irish. I have no dog in the "Troubles". Sgt. Liam, the IRA grandfather had to leave Ireland because of a "difference of opinion" with a few of his "comrades"...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Mercs, Hollywood vs. Fact

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:07 am 

Replies: 5
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If you get chance, have a read of Frederick Forsyth “autobiography” The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0552171700/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_gPfaAb5XYVRY4 The background story of him writing The Dogs of War is very interesting. Is this basically what you are aluding to Ionic? ...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:35 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 350


You might want to read a bit more on the history of the Irish Army. The UN is a side-effect, not a cause here. OK educate me "pdf27. Just to let you know one of my childhood "heroes" and one loveable bastard was an old IRA man. I'm not Irish. I have no dog in the "Troubles"...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Mercs, Hollywood vs. Fact

 Post subject: Mercs, Hollywood vs. Fact
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:34 am 

Replies: 5
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FWIW, on my annual reread and rewatch list are two Merc Books and the movies based loosely on them. The Wild Geese and The Dogs of war. The Wild Geese because I really liked the actors performance and screen play. Damn good, Army "Sea story". Not really war. Far too entertaining. The Dogs...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:57 am 

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The Irish were lightly armed, with 60mm mortars, Vickers machine guns , shoulder-fired anti-tank guns and Bren light machine guns. Whatever happens, we have got The Vickers gun, and they have not. :geek: My favorite line was Sgt. Jack Prendergast: "We've used every bullet twice. What do we do ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: You're all uncles (and aunties)

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:37 am 

Replies: 55
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Quick update on this one. Baby Grace has officially transitioned into Toddler Grace. After the recent house move, with her new shoes she has eschewed crawling for walking pretty steadily- clearly, being female the talking started some months back;) 13mth old too. Now her education proper can start....

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:16 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 350


I watched a Netflix film last night recommended by an Irish neighbor. It is called The Siege of Jadotville and is about another group of brave Irish Army ( Óglaigh na hÉireann) pawns used by the UN like two dollar wh0res, betrayed, abandoned and ridiculed. I think all of you know what I think of th...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Opiate Game Changer or just Hype?

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:33 am 

Replies: 5
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Here is what N0. 2 daughter, a Nurse Practitioner with many years of service in the Oncology ward of one of NE's very best hospitals wrote me. "I would wait for the human clinical trials and then take results with a grain of salt if they are funded by drug companies. Big Pharma told us oxycodo...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Opiate Game Changer or just Hype?

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:49 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 263


I sent a copy of this article to No.2 Daughter. The Crimp does not think much of it because, IHO, there are very few accidental junkies. Researchers at Tulane University and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System have developed a painkiller that is as strong as morphine but isn't likely to...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: The words of one really smart Gal

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:04 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 118


Ingraham: What is America to me?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5630483340001/

 Forum: Bar   Topic: End of an era

 Post subject: Re: End of an era
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:01 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 784


PLB wrote:
Thanks to all for your concern and condolences.

It is much appreciated.

Paul


Paul just noticed your loss.

May He grant you solace and her everlasting peace.
FWIW, she's in a batter place.

Hang in there.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Gold (film)

 Post subject: Re: Gold (film)
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:00 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 117


Watched this recently. I quite enjoyed it, Matthew Mcconaughey delivers as he most often does and the rest of the cast works well in the context. A pretty engaging personal story of gold prospecting. https://youtu.be/gdLXPv5NsA4 Concur Micael, actually worth 2 hours of my valuable time. ;) IMO, Mcc...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Korea

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:52 am 

Replies: 236
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FWIW, I agree with Ambassador Bolton on both N. Korea and Iran. I don't trust the ChiComms, never have, to do anything that would benefit the US or our allies in Asia. They consider N. Korea and it's nuclear arsenal as a very valuable tactical and strategic counter to the USA and a major plus in th...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Red Crown, Piraz, The Tonkin Gulf those were the days

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:08 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 130


I liked it when the main character discovered a drink called a 'Subic Special' and had three of them at the Subic Bay O club. Along with a glass of with to go with the steak dinner that he found hard to cut. Mostly because the knife couldn't get in the vicinity of the steak. Not shocking since the ...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Red Crown, Piraz, The Tonkin Gulf those were the days

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:15 pm 

Replies: 3
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The Edge of Honor by P.T. Deutermann I came across this book a couple of weeks ago. I highly recommend it for any Nam war US sailors who served aboard a DLG/CG that did "Red Crown", Piraz in the Gulf during the Nam war. I must admit it sure brought back memories. Everything about the book...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Navy times Oct 13 1775 issue

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:42 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 998


Another man who fascinates me is Benedict Arnold. He truly meets "Pappy Boyington's" shrewd observation "Scratch a hero and you'll find a bum!" I happen to whole heartedly concur, at least when it comes to fighting sailors/soldiers/flyboys/Jar Heads "heroes" I know wel...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Navy times Oct 13 1775 issue

 Post subject: George Washington's Navy
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:59 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 998


Washington's Navy: April 1775-March 1776 From the collections of The Mariners' Museum. In April 1775, following the opening salvos of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord, the American militia effectively trapped the British army in Boston. Throughout the summer, additional detachments of Americ...
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