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Hoadie,

Are you saying that my feet stink?

You must have been talking to my ex-wife or the current wife. Yes my feet stink. I can take off my boots and the dogs howl from the smell.

Being such a "nice" person I will send you two (2) pairs of my used socks. You can use them to repel skunks, bears,coyotes, and other large mammals.
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Theres laws..FEDERAL LAWS.. agin sending hazardous waste through the mail - or courier. So..you best keep 'em to yoself!
B'sides..the bears, coyotes & other large mammals aint done nothin to YOU so why would you do that to them? (Now-I DO have a problem with a pesky porcupine(but lead can fix him..less he eats the cottage first!)
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Theres laws..FEDERAL LAWS.. agin sending hazardous waste through the mail - or courier. So..you best keep 'em to yoself!
B'sides..the bears, coyotes & other large mammals aint done nothin to YOU so why would you do that to them? (Now-I DO have a problem with a pesky porcupine(but lead can fix him..less he eats the cottage first!)
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Wow Hoadie!

You must have gotten real upset over my socks "gift giving" and the system posted your reply twice!


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twerent me! The compuiker had a brain fart!
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That was one heck of a blast.

Next time you feel the presure point it at the " pesky porcupine". That should wipe /crash his hard drive.
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I'm pretty sure that's a German belt:



I've got a belt of .303 empties that were put back in their disintegrating links by a guy that, as a kid, picked them up after a pair of Spitfires that were chasing down a 109 flew over him firing bursts. I'll try and dig it out and grab a few pics if anyone is interested to see them?
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id like to see them , this is a fun thread i have no ability to contribute to otherwise 
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"I've got a belt of .303 empties that were put back in their disintegrating links by a guy that, as a kid, picked them up after a pair of Spitfires that were chasing down a 109 flew over him firing bursts."
You answered a long standing question for me. I always wondered what happened to the millions of empties & links that were dumped out the ejection ports during the Battle of Britain!
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Well mostly the BoB was fought over my county in Kent, though of course it did stray into neighbouring counties.

Kent is known as the garden of England, so you can guess at that time it was very rural. The BoB being fought in September would've meant that all those empties would've rained down on the fields that were about to have the crops cut, and then ploughed. So everything that wasn't picked up by kids for swapsies or lost over the channel would've been ploughed under fairly quickly after the BoB period.
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I wonder if there was ever anyone out in the country actually pelted with links & brass free falling from 15~20,000 FtShocked. That would leave a mark or two!

I imagine with the radar & air raid warning system most would have gone into shelters before the actual dogfights happened, but you know there must have been that one "bright Spark".
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

I wonder if there was ever anyone out in the country actually pelted with links & brass free falling from 15~20,000 FtShocked. That would leave a mark or two!

I imagine with the radar & air raid warning system most would have gone into shelters before the actual dogfights happened, but you know there must have been that one "bright Spark".


Oh yes, there's always one!

They say that a penny dropped from the top of the Eiffel Tower would kill a man if it struck him on the head.....

I wonder if there were any actual fatalities from falling brass and spent projectiles?
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Somehow I doubt it, that's actually an urban myth. The terminal velocity of a penny is very low because aerodynamically its terrible.
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When we were learning to fly gliders we'd drop the old British "Manhole cover" pennies to try to hit the winch housing (There was an operator inside the winch) from 800~1200 feet. If you hit the sheet metal cover it'd "DING" loudly, but not even chip the paint.

Yes, it was strictly prohibited, but so was "piss bombing" Russian "trawlers", you know, the ones with no fish but hundreds of antennas.
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And some of the crews are not military, just KGB.

Better to drop full Beer cans as "gifts".

Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Somehow I doubt it, that's actually an urban myth. The terminal velocity of a penny is very low because aerodynamically its terrible.
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When we were learning to fly gliders we'd drop the old British "Manhole cover" pennies to try to hit the winch housing (There was an operator inside the winch) from 800~1200 feet. If you hit the sheet metal cover it'd "DING" loudly, but not even chip the paint.

Yes, it was strictly prohibited, but so was "piss bombing" Russian "trawlers", you know, the ones with no fish but hundreds of antennas.
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