“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tom Clancy could always spin a good tale. He did his homework.

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  1. Hey Harry,


    (captaincrunch)


    Cool video. Much of this stuff I am already familiar with, however a good reminder is always nice.

    One interesting note; walmart in my area has seventeen, one hundred round boxes of Winchester 55 grain, .223 for $34.97 a box (1700 rounds) I thought about getting some as I mentioned last week, but I need to redirect money for other things.
    I'm thinking about getting one of those 'Berkerley Water Filters' for $300 or so. I already have a smaller emergency filter, but a Berkerly I could also use for daily use. Water is pretty damn important.

    How about Gov. Perry of Texas. He finally grew a big set of nuts and is sending the Texas National Guard to the border. We will see how that works out.

    I'm also getting a timing belt and water pump replaced in my truck. Normal maintence on Toyota's at 90.000 miles. I do the water pump at the same time as the timing belt because the pump is real easy to get to and only takes a few minutes to replace once the front of the engine is torn down to replace the timing belt.
    I wont have to worry about the water pump for another 90.000 miles or so.

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    1. Toyota makes good vehicles. A long time ago, I had a little Toyota Corolla, and it was a very nice machine. A Toyota pickup would be nice. You could always do like they do in Africa and mount a Ma Deuce in the back. I think they call them "technicals" or something like that.

      Our ammo supply has been wiped out here by the influx of out of towners. We had a full ammo cabinet at Walmart, everything you could want in the more common chamberings, but it is all gone now that tourist season is upon us.

      I saw Carl Rove on CNN last night. He was saying the National Guard can't be used to enforce federal laws, they couldn't be armed, blah, blah,blah. He cited the Mililtia act of 1807. I notice nobody had any problem with using Federal troops to occupy the entire South after the war, with the specific mission of enforcing draconian anti-Southern laws. But it seems after the occupation ended Congress passed a law saying "you can't do that any more." I hope the troops on the border do some good. The problem is, because they think they can just stay here now, the hordes of illegal aliens are simply getting across the border and surrendering to the border patrol immediately to get a ride, and, as they believe (and they may be right) be processed to stay here forever.

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  2. I love Tom Clancy's books too :)

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    1. I have always enjoyed his work. He's gone now, so we only have what has already been written which is sad. This little clip is from an article I found using Google News.

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  3. Harry - i noticed that you have MAGS on your reading list...can you let me know what you think of it after you have read it? thanks buddy!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. I will, Kymber. It's a subject I am interested in and I heard this was a good book. so I ordered it. At worst, it will give me something to do.

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  4. I tried to look this up but it is a video game, it it related to a book?

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    1. Spinnersaw, I am not sure of that. I have Google News set up to capture articles on specific topics and this little clip came up. I assumed that it was a game based on one of his books that I hadn't heard of, but if you weren't able to find it, maybe there is no book. But then, what would be the tie in with Tom Clancy. I will see if I can find out .

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    2. It's not related to a book, Ubisoft (The game publisher) owns the rights to slap Tom Clancy's name in front of any of their games. Most of the games are "inspired" by his books, but only a few are directly related.

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    3. That seems dishonest to me. If Clancy was not connected with writing the story or plot line, they shouldn't falsely associate his name with a product as a marketing ploy. But anything at all that makes money is ok these days.

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  5. It could happen. It probably will happen.

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    1. Pandemics do come around periodically, some are worse than others. The History Channel Program "After Armageddon" was the best I've seen. About the time it came out there were several similar shows on Discovery and Nat Geo, as the SARS outbreak had focused attention on the problem. I got a book on the 1918 Pandemic that was pretty informative, I think it was called "The Great Influenza ."

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