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  1. kkwd

    Chuck Yeager Dead At 97

    The only info so far is a Tweet from his family. https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager/status/1336150145369444352?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
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    Remains Of Newfounland Regiment Soldier Idetified After 103 Years

    Private John Lambert has been identified as the soldier whose remains were found in Belgium in 2016. I have included his service documents from The Rooms archive in St. John's. A curious point in the documents is on page 15 where vaccinations are recorded. It lists him as vaccinated on...
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    Ricin Intercepted On The Way To The White House

    A letter was intercepted that was bound for the White House that possibly contained ricin. It appears it originated in Canada. There are several more sent to Texas apparently from the same sender. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/19/politics/package-poison-ricin-addressed-to-trump-intercepted/index.html
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    World On Fire Series On PBS

    The series is coming April 5th. https://www.pbs.org/show/world-fire/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8001092/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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    Cluny Macpherson

    March 18th is the birthday of Dr. Cluny Macpherson. You can't count the lives saved by his gas mask invention. As an aside, i searched for his on this site and it didn't find a match but it did suggest this "You may have meant to search for Clunky McPherson."...
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    Duke University Helmet Study

    A study is being conducted on helmet designs looking towards better blast protection. Seems the Great War French Adrian desgin is showing soem promise. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0228802 https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/shockwave-helmets...
  7. kkwd

    1917

    A new film releasing within the next 2 months. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8579674/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8579674/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
  8. kkwd

    Ferry for sale

    The Norcon Galatea is for sale. It was formerly FLEUR DE LYS II, HAMILTON SOUND and NORTHERN DAWN. You can call it what you want if you can come up with the cash. They could have cleaned up the trash before taking this picture...
  9. kkwd

    Blue Ammo

    A few videos of German blue training ammo. The last one is a little fun on the back porch with a GE M134 Mini Gun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NIRFLpcW0g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2RMQLU_E1E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7GfFO6nFA
  10. kkwd

    Artificial Intelligence Generated Portraits

    I can understand the AI generated people car and house pictures, but cats?  :christmas happy: https://petapixel.com/2018/12/17/these-portraits-were-made-by-ai-none-of-these-people-exist/
  11. kkwd

    Presidential Alert

    The Presidential Alert went out on US cellphones today. Seems some people are none too pleased. Think it might be a plot by President Trump to slowly start his dictatorship? Or is it just Trump derangement syndrome? The comments in the HuffPo piece are especially precious...
  12. kkwd

    Joseph Jude (Jody) (JJ) White CD

    For the info of anybody who knew him. My condolences to his family and friends. http://www.thetelegram.com/obituaries/joseph-jude-jody-jj-cd-white-3701/
  13. kkwd

    How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes or Less

    Here is a piece from The Art Of Manliness on how to fall asleep in 2 minutes or less. It deals with relaxation techniques that were developed and tested during World War 2. https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/03/21/fall-asleep-fast/ Other pieces from this site include: Manly Skills...
  14. kkwd

    BYOB

    BYOB (Bring Your Own Bandoneon) It's good to have your own entertainment when you are delayed at the airport. But where is the Screech? http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/21/americas/canadian-airport-party-goes-viral-trnd/index.html
  15. kkwd

    My Pal Stanley

    Here is a story written by a Newfoundland writer that relates to Vimy Ridge. It is about a memorial headstone placed in St. John's. http://www.thetelegram.com/living/2017/4/8/my-pal-stanley.html http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/80517/CORNICK,%20STANLEY%20FREDRICK
  16. kkwd

    Special Sauce

    Seems MacDonald's has given out 10,000 limited edition bottles of their Big Mac sauce worldwide. Of course stuff like that appears on eBay and some people are willing to pay big money for one. Here is a link showing the completed sales on eBay. I wonder how many people bought multiple bottles...
  17. kkwd

    Sit Ubu, sit

    This sounds like it came right out of The Onion. Am I being taken here and fooled by an internet hoax? Probably not, some politicians can get pretty nutty. But it is nice to see one of these elected clowns working on something day and night. Original article
  18. kkwd

    Hand me the glue

    Will glue be included in future gun repair kits? Here is a YouTube video of an experiment in 3D printing. Here is the review of the project.
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    L/Cpl Jack Jones advice to a young soldier

    Wise advice from an old soldier. Wise advice
  20. kkwd

    Someone I know

    I am sure I have met this BSM before, I just can't recall where. And who is he kidding, painting rocks? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPkjGsTXHzs&feature=plcp
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