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Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 9, 2017 at 3:10pm

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 9, 2017 at 2:52pm

So my wife sold her Jack Roush Mustang and went and bought her own Ford F150 Truck ( I was complaining that she is always wanting to use my truck ) and not just any F 150 this is what she came home with If I am lucky she might let me drive it someday.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 9, 2017 at 2:47pm

You both are probably spot on.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 9, 2017 at 2:43pm

Foggy and cold here, again. You can see the sun glowing above the fog but it doesn't get through much. Frost on the ground much of the day. Lows mostly in the 20's and 30's here at my house, with highs in the 40's. Supposed to be one of the driest Decembers in a long time here, but that also means cold, stagnant air.

Gotta keep the sheeple from stampeding, Shannon. Admit that it is terrorists starting the fires and you start a wide spread panic. Vigilantes would be stringing up everyone with a turban or veil, brown skin or accent.

Comment by ErnieKeel on December 9, 2017 at 2:40pm

Shannon your suspicions are probably correct. NY Times reported many farms that grow cannabis have been scorched (perhaps intentionally by Mexican cartels?)

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 9, 2017 at 2:15pm

Sunny and cold here in Northern Kalifornia  this morning 40 degrees right now at 1012 hours a high of 62 and a low of 34. On to a different subject the fires that broke out up north here earlier and the ones down south some folks think they are very suspicious, the investigators are not saying much just trying to blame it on PG&E that is the company  that provide gas and electricity to our State, and they have the deep pockets with money, but to many fires broke out in different areas at the same time to blame in on power lines or a blown transformer usually the investigators are fairly fast to point to the origin of fires like this. But they are not telling us much of anything. Some people believe it is the work of Terrorist and there are domestic ones as well as international ones, the lack of any information is very concerning. Same thing with the shooting in Las Vegas they are not saying much if anything at all. Ok those are the conspiracy theories for today. Go Army beat Navy!

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 9, 2017 at 1:08pm


Oh, by the way Ernie....April 2005, 4th Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment is inactivated at Ft. Polk. The men and equipment are used to form 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.


Comment by ErnieKeel on December 9, 2017 at 1:06pm


Comment by ErnieKeel on December 9, 2017 at 1:05pm

SNOW in northeast today Boys, Looks like a white Christmas for me.

ARMY-NAVY game in Philly will be a snowball fight. Kinda appropriate that ARMY uniforms honor 10 mountain division with ski logos on helmets and uniforms.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 8, 2017 at 10:50am

Sig, I heard there were a couple new fires flaring up in the San Diego County area. Be safe, my friend.


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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