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GA_Dave last won the day on May 26 2017

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  1. GA_Dave

    My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Engine 5, Middlesex, NC 1988 Mack R/E.E.I. 1500/1000 R686FC-1072/#8562
  2. GA_Dave

    Lost and Not Found

    Sad indeed. Sorry to hear it.
  3. GA_Dave

    Boston Ladder Failure

    I can't say exactly what happened as I was not there, but looking at the photos I have found, I have my suspicions. The position of the base section is the biggest clue. The angle of elevation of the base section is much lower than it would have been to get the bucket to the rooftop. There are only two possible ways for that section's elevation to lower, either hydraulic failure or operator error. With the aerial elevated to where the bucket was higher than the roof, the weight of each aerial section above the base section keeps them in alignment. If the bucket is lowered to just rest on the roof, the sections should maintain their alignment. The manufacturer does not recommend this practice, instead, one should maintain a small gap between the bucket and roof and let personnel embark/disembark without the aerial making contact. If downward force was applied to the aerial and the bucket made contact with the roof with enough force, the pictured results could happen. A hydraulic failure with contact from a short distance away should not cause this to happen and the story reports that the bucket was only a short distance above the roof when the failure occurred. The investigation will be enlightening!
  4. GA_Dave

    America's youth

    Not really. A very small percentage of the population threw a tantrum because they are not getting their way. We're keeping our guns!
  5. GA_Dave

    Saw this at MATS today

    The second shot is a much better angle.......
  6. GA_Dave

    2018 Jeep MOAB Concept Vehicles

    They need to bring back the Forward Control!
  7. GA_Dave

    Glad there are LEGAL gun owners out there

    Not surprising how the mainstream media has all but swept this school shooting under the rug! Meanwhile, they keep telling us to listen to high school children tell us that those under age 21 are too immature to own a gun.....
  8. GA_Dave


    Perhaps it's because mosquitoes don't care for the smell of a dog's ass!
  9. GA_Dave

    My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Tanker 13, Spring Ridge VFD, Gilchrist County, FL 1982 Mack DM/KME A/S-32R-9 600/5000 #DM4 925-1920/KM-213
  10. GA_Dave

    A new view for gun control

    Not even close to being true! The US already has laws to address the issue of guns and those who are deemed "nut cases" by a Court of Law. It is our US Constitution and Bill of Rights that require the DUE PROCESS it takes for these people to be adjudicated as mentally incompetent, before any right to keep and bear arms can be taken away. Is the NRA a powerful lobby? Sure they are, but don't buy into the liberal media's vision of the "evil NRA". The NRA is the oldest and most powerful CIVIL RIGHTS organization in the US.
  11. GA_Dave

    Big guns moving

    I don't mean to sound stupid, but if these guns are off the USS New Jersey, what guns are on the USS New Jersey?
  12. GA_Dave

    Is there a Deep State?

    I have found no actual proof of there being a "Deep State", but there are several shallow ones!
  13. GA_Dave


    Congratulations! Enjoy it!
  14. GA_Dave


    My 2017 BC/BS plan that cost the wife and I $1300/month was cancelled at the end of the year and BC/BS left the market in my State. The ONLY provider of individual plans in my County is a company I have never heard of before and none of the doctors in my area accept. They wanted $1700/month for much less coverage and a $10k deductible before ANYTHING was covered. After much debate and calculation, we decided to bank our premiums and pay for our healthcare out of pocket. We'll probably come out ahead!
  15. GA_Dave


    I wholeheartedly agree! This morning on yahoo news, there was a headline story about the democrats all patting themselves on the back for their brilliant political strategy in causing the shutdown. Now they are all whining about evil Trump and the GOP being to blame for the shutdown. Liberalism truly IS a mental disorder!

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