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  1. Old Guy

    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    I've been a semi-regular at Army.ca for some years but I've never visited this particular part of the site. My interest was sparked because I was an air traffic controller in the US Army from 1965-68 and an FAA enroute controller (Denver ARTCC) from 1969 until that fateful August, 1981...
  2. Old Guy

    Short story "Differences" featured today at Everyday Fiction

    It's not a military story, but some of you may like it. Check it out at http://www.everydayfiction.com Thanks, Jim
  3. Old Guy

    Ranger School

    A few years ago at a convention I had a conversation with a guy who claimed to be not just an Air Force Vietnam vet but that he had been a POW who had ESCAPED from a camp in Cambodia.  Naturally, he had a story about some kind of hush-hush operation in which he'd been involved.  You know the...
  4. Old Guy

    "Pawn's Gambit" - JR Hume (aka: Old Guy)

    Pawn's Gambit is available on Amazon either in trade paperback or in a Kindle version. Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Pawns-Gambit-JR-Hume/dp/1601458517 Thanks, Jim
  5. Old Guy

    "Pawn's Gambit" - JR Hume (aka: Old Guy)

    Pawn's Gambit is now available from BookLocker. Here's the URL: http://www.booklocker.com/books/4160.html Check it out.  There is a sample chapter on the site. ;D Thanks, Jim
  6. Old Guy

    "Pawn's Gambit" - JR Hume (aka: Old Guy)

    Okay, it's me.  I slipped in the side door and did a little looking around.  Lots of familiar names.  Just wanted to announce that my book "Pawn's Gambit" will be out within the next two months.  I'm completing a last proofread and edit right now.  The cover should be ready shortly.  I'll be...
  7. Old Guy

    What type of underwear would you recommend?

    Well, what an interesting thread.  :D For the ancient history buffs, in Vietnam most of us wore no underwear.  The heat and humidity made undies prime locations for crotch rot.  I don't know if that's a problem in A-stan or Iraq.  In those days medical science had no long term cures for the...
  8. Old Guy

    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    Bert, Your point is essentially what I believe.  It's reasonable to take precautions, but not to the point of crippling our economies or transferring vast wealth to third world countries under the guise of ridiculous plans like the Kyoto Accord. Chris Monckton has a series of articles running...
  9. Old Guy

    No 'real change' for Afghan women

    Infanteer!  Surely you jest. You know darn good and well that Dubya promised that once the Taliban was gone, all Afghanis would live a life of ease and perfect freedom.  Sheesh.  To think that folks might have to WORK to bring their culture into the 21st century -- why, why it's just -- well...
  10. Old Guy

    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    Damned hurricanes!  Don't they know they're supposed to be bigger, meaner, and more destructive than ever before? I suppose the blasted things are milling around in the South Atlantic, playing Tropical Storm games. Doesn't God read the danged "Global Warming" script? :) jim
  11. Old Guy

    2007 Basic Military pay Charts

    Heh.  An E-5 with 2 years service earns $1977.90. In 1968, as an Sp-5 in Vietnam, I made exactly $450 a month, including separation allowance and hostile fire pay.  I don't remember what the base pay was -- probably around $275 a month. I had few expenses, so most of the money went to my...
  12. Old Guy

    Are you an Army.ca addict?

    I'm still trying to break the 4 day barrier.  But then, I had a break in service. GAP and I deserve special dispensation.  We're old.  Besides, he's a Marine. :) jim
  13. Old Guy

    "New" Lee Enfield Rifle

    Wes, I'm not a small arms expert, nor much of an expert at anything, really.  But I've been reading your posts for a long time and there's no doubt in my mind that you know whereof you speak.  I consider myself a generalist who attempts to apply common sense to issues.  Sometimes I write...
  14. Old Guy

    Weapon Myths

    Darn.  So it wasn't a myth after all. Sounds like an interesting book.  jim
  15. Old Guy

    North Korea (Superthread)

    The new main base, according to Army Times, houses both US Army and associated ROK command elements.  The move has cost a lot of money and, again according to AT, isn't completed yet. jim
  16. Old Guy

    "New" Lee Enfield Rifle

    Jeez.  When Wes goes ballistic the max ord is amazing. Hold on while I get some popcorn and a fresh beer. Jim  ;)
  17. Old Guy

    Speeding Up Procurement

    Jeez.  Napalm?  Flamethrowers? What's next?  Arc Light Strikes?  Don't you guys know we're conducting a kinder, gentler form of warfare? :)  jim
  18. Old Guy

    North Korea (Superthread)

    Colin, I think you and I are on the same page.  I think the NK would be lucky to keep up that rate of fire for more than thirty minutes, but even area targeting at a far reduced rate will cause a lot of damage.  I think SK civil defense abilities are a lot better than average, but they would...
  19. Old Guy

    North Korea (Superthread)

    Ha-ha!  Okay.  Whatever.  I think the article is cherry-picking information designed to make the NK army seem more than they are.  Let's try to be realistic.  I don't doubt that NK has 10-13,000 artillery pieces.  I do doubt that even a majority of these are capable of hitting Seoul from 37+...
  20. Old Guy

    North Korea (Superthread)

    Edward, I think, has the best overall take on the Chinese situation and intentions.  However, China is not in complete control of her own future, much less the future of other Asian countries.  Her burgeoning economy is creating internal problems of political and practical nature.  She has...
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