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by spectr17
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Two women sought in OHV theft operation. UPDATE: ARRESTED!
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: Alert: Two women sought in OHV theft operation

Crossposted to our hunting & fishin forum. Hopefully someone recognizes these dirtbags.
by spectr17
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Sign of the Times?
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Re: Sign of the Times?

I saw a couple SAV buggies at the SHOT show in Vegas in Feb this year, They were Chenoweths. Ma Duece mounted in the gunner position.

What I wouldn't give to be 19 again roaming the desert in one of those.

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by spectr17
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: This dummy gets his arm ripped off while rolling his jeep
Replies: 20
Views: 4420

Thinking back, that may have been a MRC-108 we flipped. 108s had hard sides and top and 107s had the canvas sides and top if I remember right. Goobermint sent me to school to fix them but I'll be darned if I can recall which is which. We only had one 108 and three 107s at Norton. No bomb squad call,...
by spectr17
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: This dummy gets his arm ripped off while rolling his jeep
Replies: 20
Views: 4420

We flipped this MRC-107 on I-215 going to March AFB one day pulling a trailer with demolitions in it. We had the blasting caps in the jeep with us and everything got scattered all over the dern freeway. When we told the Chippy what we were looking for he turned green. We told him to just not key his...
by spectr17
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

I think this sight will be secure
It is a secure govenment website.
Thanks, I needed a giggle today. Secure like in the data processing center in AZ that had my business credit card account compromised last year?

I'm just saying ......
by spectr17
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Border Patrol agent dies
Replies: 56
Views: 8559

Actually, if you followed the case, they did not break the law. They were guilty of not following a SOP which SHOULD have resulted in a couple days off. Instead W's buddy went on a headhunting mission and made scapegoats out of them. The goobermint's case was laughable and included the insult of giv...
by spectr17
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Border Patrol agent dies
Replies: 56
Views: 8559

Apples and oranges, two wrongs don't make a right. That all depends on your perspective, if you're the poor guy getting shot at or flattened by a vehicle or not. Where do you get 2 wrongs? BP has the authority and right to defend themselves just like regular cops and CITIZENS do. The fact a rogue F...
by spectr17
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Border Patrol agent dies
Replies: 56
Views: 8559

The BP agent was screwed either way. Get run over or shoot the driver and go to jail like Compean and Ramos. This is one huge reason why you'll NEVER see our military on the border under W's rein. These type of incursions would lead to full on firefights which is poor cricket according to Mexico. W ...
by spectr17
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Border Patrol agent dies
Replies: 56
Views: 8559

More incursions from Mexico. Hummer? Would that be the drug runners using the Mex army invading US territory AGAIN? Mark my words, we will fight a war over this once it comes to a head. Actually we are at war with Mexico, it's just not a declared war yet. Too un PC to smack down our corrupt neighbors.
by spectr17
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Excerpt from 'Sled Driver' for Blackbird fans
Replies: 20
Views: 4189

We used to do dog and pony shows at the Norton AFB Air Shows. We'd rappel or jump into the show to snatch a VIP to woo the crowd. One year our event was just before the Blackbird takeoff. When we briefed they said we would be able to recover our chutes off the runway before the SR-71 would take off....
by spectr17
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Some people should be flung into space.
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

There's a special little room in Hades for cretins who prey on the elderly and children.
by spectr17
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Excerpt from 'Sled Driver' for Blackbird fans
Replies: 20
Views: 4189

Excerpt from 'Sled Driver' for Blackbird fans

Excerpt from 'Sled Driver' for Blackbird fans Brian Shul’s Sled Driver, his memoir of flying the SR-71, features exclusive photos taken by the author. The signed, limited edition book, available for $427, can be purchased by calling 888.777.8383 or visiting Welcome To The World Of The Sled Driver....
by spectr17
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Air commandos embody a living combat heritage
Replies: 0
Views: 696

Air commandos embody a living combat heritage

“They’re the boogeyman,” the Uzbek sergeant said. “Of all the American fighting forces, the bad guys are afraid of these Airmen the most.”
We liked it that way. Ooga booga!!

http://www.af.mil/news/airman/0707/warrior.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFDjPmwTBA4
by spectr17
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a bullfighter? San Fermin bull run
Replies: 1
Views: 612

So ya wanna be a bullfighter? San Fermin bull run

After a slow start the bulls took it to the runners yesterday and today. 2 gored Sunday and 9 today. Scores got crushed.

Graphic video alert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKg3ygKkEYo
by spectr17
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: %#@***## Construction Thieves
Replies: 103
Views: 28906

We weren't stealing the wire on this one, we were demo-ing an industrial building for rewire. Some goof electrician had used a HVAC panel as a pull box, he had run 220VAC through the panel without terminating it. We were told the circuits were all dead so I grabbed a handful of fat wires for my boss...
by spectr17
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Only Way To Fly
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Looks fun but since he's scooting along at a good clip with those rockets and his leading edge is his face a bird strike will end this guy's short fame.

Either that or his landing the square with the wing on his back will break his neck in bad wind.

Look for his obit in the near future.
by spectr17
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: STOLEN SUSPENSIONS UNLIMITED SAND CAR 2/9/07 IS RECOVERED!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Crossposted to our hunting forum. Ya never know.

Good luck finding it.
by spectr17
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Why the French will not win any more wars
Replies: 0
Views: 3818

Why the French will not win any more wars

Talk about a SNAFU. I haven't seen anyone unass an AO like that in awhile. :mrgreen:

Is this what you cannon cockers call a "short round"?

http://www.break.com/index/french_milit ... ssile.html
by spectr17
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Are you a customer of Bank Of America?
Replies: 31
Views: 5044

I bailed on Bank of Aholes about 8 years ago. One of the most incompetent companies and employees I've dealt with in my life. Probably why they are reaching out to the illegals, their other customers are bailing for better service and they're bleeding to much money from it. Doom on B of A. Boycott t...
by spectr17
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shotguns in CA - What to Avoid?
Replies: 57
Views: 4766

With a CA hunting license you can carry concealed in the field and in other situations. I highly recommend this book on the gun laws of CA. It could save you from some nefarious D.A.s Great info on storing and transporting a gun and also use of deadly force. https://www.jesseshunting.com/osCommerce/...
by spectr17
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shotguns in CA - What to Avoid?
Replies: 57
Views: 4766

Them Mossbergs are fine until you whack the plastic ambi safety on something and it goes sailing off on the floor. I heard they changed it to metal now? Defender has plastic or metal safety on the grip? Rem 870 is old reliable. I hear the new Rem 870 Express models are a bit rough compared to the ol...
by spectr17
Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

K, can you pour a glass of tea in a full loop or barrel roll? Will any get spilled in other words?
by spectr17
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

From the mailbag and for all my Air Force friends: There I was at six thousand feet over central Iraq, two hundred eighty knots and we're dropping faster than Paris Hilton's panties. It's a typical September evening in the Persian Gulf; hotter than a rectal thermometer and I'm sweating like a priest...
by spectr17
Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

Time for some of that pilotin sh*t Mav http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1647492853543566084&q=crosswind My worst landing on a commercial jet was on a hop out of Vegas going to Reno. About 8 young guys get on that are well oiled up. We get airborne and they play fake "I'm about to puke" with ...
by spectr17
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

I don't know if you'd call them guys in the 3rd video a "safety crew", the last place you'd find me is 50 feet off the runway during one of those approaches. One of them flying gas cans augers in and the fuel is going to make a big bonfire. Even if they have the tanks almost dry there is going to be...
by spectr17
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

So ya wanna be a commercial pilot? Boeing crosswind landings

I've been in two nasty crosswind landings. One at Ontario in a 727 that left the pilot AND me all puckered up. Most of the passengers never realized how bad we were yawing on the approach. They shut the runway just after we landed. The other landing was at George AFB on a C-141B in a sandstorm. Take...
by spectr17
Fri May 19, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Buy your New Home in El Centro Now!
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

I noticed the boom last year while down there for the CWA luncheon at the fairgrounds. El Centro was my home about every 3rd week back in 80-84, we did airdrops down there at Sidewinder DZ out by the parachute test range. We stayed at some fleabag hotel down near the Bonanza restaurant in El Centro....
by spectr17
Wed May 10, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Sonagram of my boy
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Sonagram of my boy

I just uv the lil guy already. :lol:

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by spectr17
Thu May 04, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Famous or Infamous Quotes...... Post em if ya got em.
Replies: 76
Views: 10416

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. - Mark TWain Use what talent you possess; the woods would be ver...
by spectr17
Tue May 02, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Oh ye of little faith. Here, hold my cyclic alert
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Oh ye of little faith. Here, hold my cyclic alert

I remember a CIA pilot the old timers I worked with in the USAF called "The Lawnmower Man" for the same stunts as in the video below. He flew with spare props for a good reason.

http://images.military.com/Video/051116_Tree.avi
by spectr17
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Guess who brought a live 40mm shell to school
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

I can personally vouch that we left flares and other UXO in parts of the desert near Cibola, Yuma, FHL and Fort Irwin. If it was dark and we were tired and moving out sometimes we miscounted.

Even flares will mess you up if you get the working end to hit you.

Curiosity kills the cat in this one
by spectr17
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Guess who brought a live 40mm shell to school
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

I tell people all the time not to pick up stuff near military training areas. Even on public land it's not the best idea to mess with UXO (Unexploded Ordnance). It may look safe but old shells and dynamite can blow you up real good. All it takes is some goof to pick it up. Worst one I ever saw was s...
by spectr17
Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: %#@***## Identity Thieves
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Get a good secure heavy duty locking mailbox. Never drop mail off that will sit in a mailbox overnight, go inside. Put a video camera on your front porch, it really discourages the thieves and doorknob shakers during the day when you're not home. Shred everything you get in mail that has an applicat...
by spectr17
Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: **UPDATED** Interior Secretary Gale Norton Resigning
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

She was a friend who lobbied for us hunters and fishermen. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Office of the Secretary Contact: Tina Kreisher/Shane Wolfe For Immediate Release 202-208-6416 March 10, 2006 Secretary Norton Announces Departure from Interior Nor...
by spectr17
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Possible New Bulletin Board Legislation in New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

The NJ law is ridiculous. How are you going to be able to make people log on with their real name and address? Bloat every forum software even more so it can do address and name verification with credit cards? How else can you verify ID nowdays? I guess you could use PGP keys or something along thos...
by spectr17
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Possible New Bulletin Board Legislation in New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

That law will never fly, it's also not needed. A simple email trace will turn up a poster's IP, name and address. Subpena required of course. Google the new Internet anti stalking law signed by Bush Jan 5, 2006. Some sly congressman snuck in onto the renewal of the Telephone stalking law. The law no...
by spectr17
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Why it's a GOOD thing to have a working tail rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Why it's a GOOD thing to have a working tail rotor

A lil high adventure. Why it's a GOOD thing to have a working tail rotor on a helo. Note how fast those grunts pull them legs in. Also note the one guy who falls out and unasses the LZ real fast The pilot pitches the nose up too far on landing causing the rotor to impact the ground. No injuries from...
by spectr17
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: XM radio
Replies: 23
Views: 3266

The wireless adapters may be part 15 but your still injecting the signal into the FM band of your receiver. As mentioned above and from my own experience when driving cross country, almost every FM channel has a station broadcasting on it now due to the LPFM. That creates the rub as you have to tune...
by spectr17
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: XM radio
Replies: 23
Views: 3266

You can thank the FCC for opening up the FM band to low power transmitter stations that anyone can get a license for now for the problems with the SAT adapters. Wired is the way to go. I've got a stock Sirius in my Dodge Quad cab. Only two problems. The stereo is way WAY too bassy. I've got it set a...
by spectr17
Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Instant Messaging - Santa Worm Alert...
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Anybody who uses IMs are fools. You're opening a port to the wild wild web any hacker or script kiddy can drive a truck through. I know it's convenient but email can convey the same messages.

Brace yourself if you do use IMs, it's just a matter of time.
by spectr17
Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Fuel cells...not
Replies: 3
Views: 924

With big oil and the Tri Lateral Cartel running this country the goobermint will drag their feet on fuel cells forever. This technology was viable in the 70s. The same oil folks who are reaping 300% profit on their oil stocks lately. You'd think they's have some compassion for the working class but ...
by spectr17
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Spicoli to the rescue.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Whoa, far out!!

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by spectr17
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Respect for other duners, or lack thereof
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Just MHO from running I-10 out to the Salton Sea a lot to hunt . Many of the jag-offs who drive like maniacs seem to have Glamis stickers on their windows or trailers. That and the fact they're whipping in and out of the lanes with a trailer at 80+ makes it real interesting sometimes. Slow down, you...
by spectr17
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: 1990 Chevy K1500 4x4 Blazer. Automatic.
Replies: 0
Views: 582

1990 Chevy K1500 4x4 Blazer. Automatic.

1990 Chevy K1500 4x4 Blazer. Automatic. 282K miles with new Chevy crate motor installed at 272K. Smog legal Doug Thorley headers. Passed smog in 2004 with flying colors. Part time transfer case. Tru-Loc posi front and rear. 3.73 gears. Recent tranny rebuild on R4 tranny. HD tranny kit. Warn locking ...
by spectr17
Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Gunships pounding some insurgent butt near Mosul
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

I hope they get it right... No need to fret really, we have our high speed low drag boyz hunting down those who want to try and take a poke at us. It's really hard to lug around a nuke without being detected, even a suit case nuke. Remember those news clips of our Frogmen raiding all those ships at...
by spectr17
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Gunships pounding some insurgent butt near Mosul
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Gunships pounding some insurgent butt near Mosul

Gunships pounding some insurgent butt near Mosul. http://media.ebaumsworld.com/wmv/irspotlight.wmv I don't think it's the AC-130s, sounds like helo gunships. You hear one go over right at the beginning. AC-130s you can't hear. THe BRAP BRAP sounds like a 20mm cannon. The Chug chug is a fifty I belie...

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