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  1. Oh, Oh, must have screwed up--supposed to click on the sublect & see a vidieo--I'll keep checking. Any ideas? Glenn
  2. This is so funny-- Click here: Understanding Southern - Bill Cosby
  3. Not necessarily my thoughts. How do you starve a Democrat? Hide their food stamps under their work boots.
  4. We all need a good Laugh... Judas Asparagus If you need a laugh today, then this should do it! A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? Through the eyes of a child: The Children's Bible in a Nutshell In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden .....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars. Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah , who lived to be like a million or something. One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat. Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston . Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother. One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me. After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets.. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them. After the Old Testament came the New Testament . Jesus is the star of The New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.') During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him. Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead. Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution. -------You must share this delightful story! -
  5. Off Topic This is NOT C130....A Russian plane in the 1930's Check this website out---I received pictures & the narative, but can't seem to copy & paste the Pics, only the narative, so went to this web & hopefully all will come through on this web site. If it doesn't, someone let me know & I'll send my original email to you & someone may be able to post the pics. http://www.flyingmidshipmen.org/k7russianbmbr.html Glenn
  6. Sam, You & Ralph are right. It was 33135 we sent to Naha; not 134. 33134 had a red tail while 135 was it's original aluminum. I recall working on the 134 after I returned from 7-level school in Dec. 64. My apologies--things get cloudy after 46 or so years. Glenn
  7. When I transferred to Edwards in early 1963, 53-3131 had been @ Edwards for several years. Also we had Early A's 53-3134 & 3135; 54-1624 & 1626. 3131 was a test bed for the Satellite retrieval equipment the entire time I was there. The Fwd. Cargo door was operational on all of them; All had the "Roman" nose; On most of them,if not all, the aft NLG door moved out, instead of aft; & none of them had wing tanks installed. I don't know if they were even set up for externals or not. In 1964 or early 65, we transferred 53-3134 to Okinawa, but when I left Edwards in late 65 all the others were still there. I believe 54-626 was converted to the first AC130, sometime later. Kinda lost track after that.
  8. A man went to the hospital for a vasectomy. Before the procedure was to take place, a nurse came in to check his vitals. Then she asked him to take his clothes off. When he had undressed, she instructed him to lie down on the table. Then the nurse took off her clothes, climbed on top of him and had her way with him. Afterwards, the startled man tried to catch his breath and then he asked her what that was all about. She explained that studies have shown that, before a vasectomy, if the man ejaculates, he will be more relaxed and procedure becomes easier for the surgeon. Then the nurse wheeled the man over to the operating room. While they were traveling down the hall, he observed a man in the act of masturbating. Quite curious, the man could not resist asking the nurse, "What's he doing?" The nurse replied, "Well, he's getting a vasectomy too, but you have Blue Cross/Blue Shield and he has Obamacare!"
  9. I didn't know where else to post this, but according to a recent survey, the Three most dangerous jobs are: #1 Deadliest Catch; #2 Logging, & #3 is Pilots & Flt Engineers ! Could have fooled me! It was posted on Sacramento Channel 3 (NBC) tonight.
  10. Ronc, I'm kind of like you, I've read something like this many years ago, but can't remember what it was named. I received this with about 3 or 4 Forwardings, so I "copied" & pasted & sent it on. I contacted the person that sent it to me & they have heard of it but can't remember any particular name. So maybe some one will come forward & let us know. If any one knows, they will be on HerkyBirds. Glenn
  11. Interesting History They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . ..... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. (Getting quite an education, aren't you?) In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring!!! So...get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Share these facts with a friend.
  12. Is that a missile I see out the window? Pretty cool Lt. if it is.
  13. I missed it dang it all! Forgot all about the airshow until yesterday, that's a hazard of being retired and a bum - half the time don't even know what day of the week it is. Dan Hey, Dan--I couldn't remember what day it was either, so I went to Camping World & bought a "Day Clock". It works great---as long as I remember to look at it. And it gets WORSE the older we get. Glenn
  14. I was LUCKY-- I had a Port Call from McCord either 29 or 30 Sept. 1970 for CCK. Two days prior, I received a call from McCord Pax service asking if I would delay my port call 7 days, that they had "Over booked", & had to delay several Pax. Of course I said Yes, so I left either Oct. 6 or 7; got to Taipei the 9th. Otherwise I probably would have been on 64-536. Guess it just wasn't my time. I didn't hear about 536 until I had been on station a week or more. And they did have a C130 waiting at Taipei to take us to CCK. Glenn
  15. uncleglenn


    I'm having a problem also--each time I select the site, it comes up "site temporaly unavailable, try again later". I immediately try again, & usually I get in. Then when selecting the thread, same thing. Takes 2 or 3 times to get the thread. This started yesterday, but it's "better" today. All other sites I use are normal. Glenn
  16. Wasn't it a requirement for FE's to fill out a form "F" on our annual Check Rides? Seems like they taught it when I went through Sewart in 1970, but I'm not sure. Could have been a Sq. Policy, but I remember having to know how to fill them out. Glenn
  17. Mustang....There used to be a "Popular Ranch" by that name near the Mustang Interchange just east of Reno..... Glenn
  18. "A Different Christmas Poem" The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep. In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream. The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near, But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear. Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow. My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, And I crept to the door just to see who was near. Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night, A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight. A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold. Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. "What are you doing?" I asked without fear, "Come in this moment, it's freezing out here! Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve, You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!" For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.. To the window that danced with a warm fire's light Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right, I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night." "It's my duty to stand at the front of the line, That separates you from the darkest of times. No one had to ask or beg or implore me, I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me. My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December," Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers." My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ', And now it is my turn and so, here I am. I've not seen my own son in more than a while, But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile. Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag, The red, white, and blue... an American flag. I can live through the cold and the being alone, Away from my family, my house and my home. I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. I can carry the weight of killing another, Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.. Who stand at the front against any and all, To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall." " So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright, Your family is waiting and I'll be all right." "But isn't there something I can do, at the least, "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast? It seems all too little for all that you've done, For being away from your wife and your son." Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, "Just tell us you love us, and never forget. To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how long. For when we come home, either standing or dead, To know you remember we fought and we bled. Is payment enough, and with that we will trust, That we mattered to you as you mattered to us." PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN 30th Naval Construction Regiment OIC, Logistics Cell One Al Taqqadum, Iraq "Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that no body's going to know whether you did it or not." . __,_._,___ --------------------------------------------------------------------- This electronic message may contain information that is confidential and/or legally privileged. It is intended only for the use of the individual(s) and entity named as recipients in the message. If you are not an intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and delete the material from any computer. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message, and do not disclose its contents or take any action in reliance on the information it contains. Thank you.
  19. donwon; There is a name I haven't heard in a long time. I worked for Harold B. Hays, AKA "Pappy" in the late 60's while in the 6593rd Test Sq. at Hickam. He was my Flt. Chief. He was a Grumpy old fart, but you couldn't ask for a better person or supervisor. I don't know where he went when he left Hickam, maybe for retirement, but a few years later, I heard he passed away, I believe some where in Florida. It's probably been 30 years or more.
  20. If you go to Joe Baughers Home Page you can access all military A/C serial numbers since 1908. Glenn
  21. This came around several years ago, but it's still good for a chuckle. Glenn Subject: FW: Balance in all things >Once upon a time, God was missing for six days. Eventually Michael the >archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where >have you been?" > >God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards >through the clouds, "Look Michael, Look what I've made." > >Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?" > >"It's a planet," replied God and I've put life on it. "I'm going to call it >earth and it's going to be a great place of balance" > >"Balance?" Inquired Michael, still confused. > >God explained, pointing to different parts of earth..."For example, northern >Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern >Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white >people, and over there is a continent of black people. > >Balance in all things "God continued pointing to different countries. "This >one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in >ice." > >The Archangel, impressed by God"s work, then pointed to a beautiful land >mass and said, "what's that one?" > >"Ah," said God... " that's Washington State, the most glorious place on >earth. There are beautiful streams, hills, and forests. The people from >Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and >humorous,and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be >extremely sociable, hardworking, and high-achieving, and they will be known >throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace" > >Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed,"What about >balance, God? You said there would be balance!" > >God smiled, "Wait until you see the idiots I put in the other Washington." > > >
  22. This doesn't have anything to do with C130's, but it's unique. Hope it comes through . Glenn FARK.com: Fark Video Player (4464984) Remote controlled SR-71 Blackbird http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=4464984
  23. Check this out--it doesn't exactly go along with what Skip posted, but it makes one wonder. Glenn http://www.examiner.com/x-9382-Marin-Republican-Examiner~y2009m6d19-US-Senator-Barbara-Boxer-DCA-tells-military-brass-how-to-address-herirks-Veterans
  24. Sorry about spelling your name agarrett--apparently I've lost a lot more memory cells than I thought. Glenn
  25. I agree with agarrot--check the numbers on the screen adjacent to the C/P. Glenn
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