GA_Dave

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  1. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Engine 921, Hopewell Township FD, Aliquippa, PA 1977 Mack CF 1500/750 #CF611F15-1889
  2. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Truck 87, East End FD, Mercer, PA 1987 Mack CF/Baker/Saulsbury 0/0/95' Aerialscope #CF688FAPS-1165 x-Lebanon, PA x-Jericho, NY
  3. 1970 Mack R-685F

    This one might have been original to Rockville, MD.
  4. Perspective...

    Congratulations!
  5. 1975 hemi powered duster, Lenos Garage

    Mopar or NO car!
  6. Charlottesville

    Do you actually believe anything that comes from the Department of Homeland Scrutiny? Nice of her to violate his right to privacy under the HIPAA laws!
  7. Charlottesville

    Moments before that shot was taken, that Challenger was struck on the rear bumper by someone who jumped off the curb as it passed. It was going slowly when this happened, then rapidly sped up after the hit. I have seen video of this happening. The video is not clear enough to determine if the object used was a bat or a stick. Note in the above photo that the brake lights are on. I am NOT convinced that this was an intentional act, but rather a reaction to the person striking his car. Challengers are not cheap cars and every owner I have ever met treats theirs as their baby. Try semi-automatic weapons. Fully automatic weapons are highly controlled and extremely expensive, requiring a Class 3 Federal Firearms License and an expensive tax stamp to possess one. Most owners would never take one to such an event. As for the guns that were present, they would not have been "menacing" to anyone if those other people had never shown up!
  8. Air Force News

    I have never watched A-10's do touch and go's, but I would likely enjoy it. Back in 1979-1981, I was serving in the US Army at Fort Hood, TX. My MOS was 16P, Short Range Air Defense Artillery. I was a gunner on a Chaparral Missile system. My job was to shoot down enemy aircraft, however, the US was not at war at that time. Still, we trained. Since we were short of enemy aircraft to work with, we used what was available, friendly aircraft. For those unfamiliar with Fort Hood, it is one of the largest Army bases in the US, with a very large "impact" area, used by all branches for live fire training, aircraft included. Fort Hood was also home to the First Air Cavalry (Cobra attack helicopters). It was rare to not see something flying over Fort Hood! The variety of "targets" was spectacular - T-38's, F-4's, A-7's, A-10's, F-105's, F-14's, OV-1B's, OV-10's, UH-1's, AH-1's, CH-47's, OH-58's, C-130's and even an occasional C-5! Using a dummy missile with a live IR seeker section, we were able to acquire and track targets as they flew over or went through their attack runs. Of all the aircraft we saw, we all agreed that one presented the most challenge to us. That one was the A-10. While not as fast as some of the others, it was far more agile, zigzagging to the point of being almost impossible to get missile lock on it. None of the others making attack runs were difficult for us to track. I was always happy that those planes were on our side!
  9. Maxwell Klingers wish was just granted

    Obviously you don't understand the difference between a cross dresser and a transgender, or for that matter, reality and a TV comedy show. Klinger didn't believe he was a women, he was dressing that way in order to get kicked out of the Army, which was the actual policy in the 1950's. The comedy part was that his superiors saw right through his ploy and ignored him, regardless of how much he pushed the idea.
  10. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Engine 3, Troy, NC 1973 Mack CF 1250/750 #CF685F12-1574
  11. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Engine 2, Greenville, OH (retired/collector owned) 1971 Mack CF/1980 Pierce refurb 1250/500 #CF688F12-1287/#F-1657
  12. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Engine 1802, West Yadkin, NC 1984 Mack MC/Grumman 1250/1000 #MC688FC-1044/#18150
  13. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    On a recent outing to Virginia and North Carolina, I was able to add a few Mack apparatus to my collection. This one has been posted earlier at it's original FD, but it has since been repainted and is in service in Virginia. Engine 2412, Woolwine, VA 1983 Mack CF 1500/500/40F #CF686F15-1578 x-Cranston Heights, DE
  14. Working Past 70: Americans can't seem to retire

    I guess I don't follow the crowd. Back in high school, I came up with a plan: 1. Get married while young. 2. Have my kids while young. 3. Work a career I enjoy doing. 4. Retire as soon as financially possible. I got married at age 19. We have been together almost 39 years. My three sons were born when I was age 20, 21 and 25. They had all moved out by the time I was 48. I landed a job in my chosen career field at the age of 26. I retired from that career at the age of 54. Life is good!
  15. I'm surprised...

    You haven't blown up anything. What makes you think my belief system lacks data, just because I have not supplied it to you? You cite a poll. So what? Polls are very subjective and, as far as I'm concerned, highly suspect. Not just about this issue, but almost every issue that the liberals have tried to push for many years. I don't trust the results of these polls, nor the methods used to conduct them, as far as I could throw a Mack truck! When Obamacare first became law, the liberals claimed that there were about 30 million uninsured in the US. You own cited poll shows just over 11% (about 21 million) of adults are currently uninsured. I'm sure many of those adults have dependent children. So, tell me, just how many more Americans are now insured because of Obamacare? I do agree with your last statement. Not only did we not expect it, we would have bet on it!