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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2014, 01:41:14 AM »
Just for the record, I can't stand the Braves. Not as bad as the Cowboys, which make me gag, but pretty close.
 

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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2014, 12:28:44 PM »
Bruce, with your remark about Andersonville, what is your take on Alton Military Prison, Illinois, and Camp Delaware, Delaware?
 

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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2014, 12:32:37 PM »
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I've got some confederate bills dating back to 1854. I'll scan some and put them online.

Confederate money from 1854?  I see that the south's penchant for historical vagueness and inaccuracy is firmly entrenched and long-standing.

Have you heard of Mormon gold coins?  Those were real currency from the same time frame.  In fact, within the past week a small collection of those coins was sold for several million dollars.
 

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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2014, 01:45:57 PM »
Bruce, lay off The Cowboys. No need to hate, we're pretty harmless these days. I do however share your hatred of the Braves. Horrible call on the review yesterday against my Reds.
 

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2014, 10:54:53 PM »
If it's these coins.I haven't heard of them...
 

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2014, 02:40:42 AM »
I don't believe I had heard of those coins prior to last week.
 

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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2014, 09:25:54 PM »
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Bruce, with your remark about Andersonville, what is your take on Alton Military Prison, Illinois, and Camp Delaware, Delaware?


Since I've never heard of them, those facilities obviously couldn't have been that bad.
 

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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 09:27:31 PM »
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Bruce, lay off The Cowboys. No need to hate, we're pretty harmless these days. I do however share your hatred of the Braves. Horrible call on the review yesterday against my Reds.


I'll lay off the Cowboys, Parrot, at least for awhile.  AS long as my Giants kick they asses.
 

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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 09:39:38 PM »
I'm stuck down here with the Miami Dolphins.....
 

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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 11:46:45 PM »
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Bruce, lay off The Cowboys. No need to hate, we're pretty harmless these days. I do however share your hatred of the Braves. Horrible call on the review yesterday against my Reds.

Funny!  ;) ;) ;)
 

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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2014, 02:54:15 AM »
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I'm stuck down here with the Miami Dolphins.....

SO, root for the Jets!

I remember vividly attending my first NFL game.  I was working in Fort Lauderdale and decided to see a Dolphins-Jets game when Namath was playing.  I got a ticket and sat in a corner of the Orange Bowl (what a dump, but still charming!  And not as run-down as Fenway...)

Anyway, midway in the 2nd quarter the score was still 0-0 and Namath drilled a TD.  I jumped up and started screaming.  Two or three seconds later I realized I was standing all by myself, with about five thousand people staring at me. I sat down pretty quickly.
 

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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2014, 08:36:04 AM »
I went to one game at the Orange Bowl with my buddy back in the late 80's, or early 90's. it was a jets game. Miami lost (no shock there) yep, the Orange Bowl was a dive, but that's what made it special. concerts were held there when the Sportatorium couldn't handle the capacity. I seen the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney at the Orange Bowl. I was working on a large job for All Broward Hurricane in Miami the same year the Orange Bowl was being demoed and watched it slowly disappear....

I still can't believe Yankee stadium is gone. what's left, Wrigley field?

Orange Bowl 1937-2008 pic #1
Yankee Stadium 1923-2010 pic #2
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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2014, 03:50:23 PM »
I haven't made it to the new Yankees Stadium, but I'm going back East in June so maybe I can get a game.

In the meantime, I'm flashing my press pass at Safeco Field to watch the Mariners vs. ANYBODY.  I'm fascinated with the cultural aspects of the M's.  They are considered a "magnet" franchise, with only about half of teh tickets sold actually going to Mariner fans - the rest are for baseball fans who are attracted to Seattle to root for their own team.  Tons of Blue Jays fans descend on Safeco when their team is in town.  The BJ fans are cool, as they bring a ton o' flags, banners and plenty of attitude - plus the arrogance of winning two World Series in recent memory while the M's have never even gone to the dance.  Plus, they are pretty well gassed-up after driving thirteen- twenty-four hours from Calgary or the Yukon!  (True story.)

Since I'm not "regular" press I can't get in the dugout or go on the field, so I'm stuck in the stands.  But I sit near the WAGS, which is cool.  I'm thinking of doing stories on them - what's is like to follow a guy who's out on the field.  Also, what's it like to be a beautiful woman?  It must have its own challenges, like not eating hot dogs and beer at the games. Ug.
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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2014, 06:27:17 PM »
I just took a peek on DZ. I see the same old crap. Georger is being accused of being the spokes person for this site, with pay! 377 tosses in a dig on it being a obscure site that can't be searched on Google. do any of them really get what I'm doing?

ATTENTION THIS WAS A TEST SITE


I started this site with the intentions of it becoming a site for discussion of DB Cooper. I was not going to pay for and actual domain until I seen interest. I put this forum on a FREE web server for the purpose just explained. everyone should realize when you don't have a .com in the address it will not show up in searches. it was NOT intended to be hidden. sometimes people really scare me, or dumb found me, can't decide  8) I know you guys are aware of this, but I'm sure some of them sneak over here anyway for a peek.

The proxy server block was needed. we were being attacked by multiple spammers using proxies. the block that's on here was the best I could find to battle them. the new server should already have a pretty good guard against spammers. once we are moved and at the new home. one can only wonder what stories will surface to try and discredit the forum since they will no longer be able to use the above mentioned.
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« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2014, 10:24:54 PM »
I ain't afraid of any old spammers, so open this puppy up and let's cruise!

The ordinary level of spam security to minimize the advertisements of erectile products and bequests from Nigeria should be sufficient.  I assume that's what the Mountain News has and I've never had any significant problem. I don't even think the characters from the DZ will flock here as long as they have their forum at the DZ. Their dominance there seems secure.