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Old 12-08-2007, 01:01 AM   #181
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Does that mean you were a **** disturber?
Oh yeah - i flung it with the best of them. Lots of horse, plenty of chicken, elephant and big cat during the fair.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:46 AM   #182
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:58 AM   #183
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:16 AM   #184
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:47 AM   #185
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:31 AM   #186
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Fact about JAGs: Since the subject came up in more than one post, my son is thinking of applying as a JAG; and, you are right, it is primarily to pay for his law school tuition, but he also has a very strong sense of patriotism and desire to keep America free (it isn't all about the money for him).
Anyway, the Marines take only ONE person per State into the JAG Corps. I am not sure if you know that or not?
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:32 AM   #187
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:33 PM   #188
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Old WW2 tin can DD728 Mansfield for my first trip to Viet Nam in '69 - that boat had a "computer" in the sonar room that was about 2'x3'x2' and probably weighed 300+# - you turned little cranks and about a zillion gears worked together to give a solution. Liked that ship - it felt like a real war boat when it got cranked up.

Second cruise to the gulf of Tonkin was on the Long Beach, which was way too tall with a big box on top. We kept picking up submarines - weren't supposed to be any in the gulf - too shallow - and the ASW officer kept denying that that's what they were - then the ship would be turned to put our contact in our wake. That went on for a number of days, followed by one of the cans in the group firing on a sub that had been deploying divers. Rather a big stink, as it's not considered good form to fire on friendly forces.
We didn't get to play much with subs - on several occasions when i thought i had a contact i got some joy out of using the underwater telephone and acting like a lifeguard by blowing a whistle and intoning "everyone out of the pool". Bad sailor! Enjoyed going boating though, and was pretty fair at discerning contacts.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:46 PM   #190
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #191
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:04 AM   #192
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"So do professional bug researchers call oligochaetes and polychaetes "ollies and pollies" or is that just us grunt bug pickers, oxygen deprived, breathing those toxic fumes?"

I've never used nicknames for these groups, but just because I never worked with them extensively. Seems like anytime you've looked at something more than 1,000 times, you've got a right to give it a short name! I'm a little easier on my techs, just 70% alcohol.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:33 PM   #193
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:17 AM   #194
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:27 AM   #195
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:53 PM   #196
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Ok...I yanked this one up again. A blast from the past.

Any newbies wanna share?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:15 PM   #198
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Hey, that was sort of fun. Thanks, bbb!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:20 PM   #199
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Geez harley...I'm worn out just reading your post............
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