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by Traindriver
Wed May 31, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever Hear Of This Singer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

RE: Ever Hear Of This Singer?

I have a friend who lives on the Island, and he always sends e-mails about the music scene out there. He had mentioned Kim, and I checked out her web site. I thought her music was decent, and I thought she was more than decent. It's nice to hear that she is down to earth and friendly. I hope her car...

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by Traindriver
Sun May 28, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storm / Tornado Damage
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

RE: Storm / Tornado Damage

CVG72, Sorry to hear about your house. I hope none of your family got injured. We caught some damage during hurricane Jeanne back in '04. We had shingles blow off the roof, and the water caused ceilings to come down in a few rooms. It was quite the mess, we had a few inches of water, sheet rock and ...

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by Traindriver
Sun May 28, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?
Replies: 25
Views: 2956

RE: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?

Does one drink a "Bloody Mary" after earning your Wings?

I got an oak leaf cluster on mine.

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by Traindriver
Sat May 27, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?
Replies: 25
Views: 2956

RE: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?

jetjack74, I guess I should have added that I was being sarcastic.
I was a teenager back in the 60's, I definitely know he isn't talking
about a hockey team.

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by Traindriver
Sat May 27, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?
Replies: 25
Views: 2956

RE: Have You Earned Your Red Wings?

Damn, I thought you meant the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.

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by Traindriver
Thu May 25, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Cartoon
Replies: 37
Views: 1940

Your Favorite Cartoon

I was always a big fan of Jay Ward's cartoons:
Rocky and Bullwinkle
George of the Jungle
Dudley Do-right
Super Chicken
Fractured Fairy Tales
Sherman and Mr. Peabody etc. etc.

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by Traindriver
Sat May 20, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Make Your Pick: Cavs Or Pistons, Spurs Or Mavs
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

RE: Make Your Pick: Cavs Or Pistons, Spurs Or Mavs

I've always been a fan of the underdog, but I don't see either the Mavs or Cavs winning a game 7 on the road. Falcon, it's nice to see that your team finally kicked the Cleveland Cadaver rap. My son-in-law promised me a ticket for a Heat game in the next round. I hope I finally get a chance to see L...

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by Traindriver
Fri May 19, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commuting: Cars Versus Public Transit
Replies: 37
Views: 2297

RE: Commuting: Cars Versus Public Transit

I lived In Manhattan in NYC and drove to work everyday. The
building I lived in had parking and the company I worked for had
employee parking at most locations. I worked crazy hours and
didn't feel like waiting 30 mins. for the subway at 3 AM.

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by Traindriver
Fri May 19, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Commuting Cities?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

RE: Top Commuting Cities?

For volume of commuters, it's got to be NYC. The LIRR, Metro North and Jersey Transit are packed during the <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> and <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> rush hours. Add the MTA subways, buses, Path trains, commuters buses, ferries and those who drive...

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by Traindriver
Wed May 17, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Makes The Best Pizza?
Replies: 77
Views: 4340

RE: Who Makes The Best Pizza?

The best Pizza I ever had was Patsy's up around 112th Street
and First Ave. in NYC. Thin crispy crust baked in a wood fired
brick oven. Absolute Best!

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by Traindriver
Sat May 13, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Great American Train Journey (30+ Pics)
Replies: 33
Views: 3900

RE: A Great American Train Journey (30+ Pics)

Tristar, Great report....great pictures. the only thing better than
riding on the train, is running it!

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by Traindriver
Fri May 12, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need To Talk About What Happened Here In Iraq
Replies: 73
Views: 6344

RE: I Need To Talk About What Happened Here In Iraq

Aharon, Thanks for posting your video and your experiences in Iraq. It is one of the most memorable posts I've ever read on the internet. Make sure to keep talking this over with your crew and squadron. Whatever you do, don't keep your feelings bottled up. Talking things over REALLY does help. Every...

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by Traindriver
Wed May 10, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SS Norway (nee France)to The Scrap Heap
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

RE: SS Norway (nee France)to The Scrap Heap

Sarge, I believe the France was built as competition to the original Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary along with the <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym> America and the <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym> United States and the German, Italian and Swedish liners. I grew up in NYC ...

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by Traindriver
Wed May 10, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us Your Your Local Stadium
Replies: 57
Views: 27486

RE: Show Us Your Your Local Stadium

Tom in NO,
Are the Charlotte Hornets...oops the New Orleans Hornets moving?
I haven't heard that yet, but I'm guessing no official announcement
will be made until the finals are over. Are they going to Oklahoma
City?

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by Traindriver
Wed May 10, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Think Trains Suck?
Replies: 56
Views: 7024

RE: Do You Think Trains Suck?

Alan, you're right about the people who came up through the ranks.
My beef was always with the "outsiders" that were constantly brought
in.

It sounds as if the Southern was ran like a real railroad. It's too bad
the same can't be said for Amtrak or the various state commuter agencies.

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by Traindriver
Tue May 09, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Think Trains Suck?
Replies: 56
Views: 7024

RE: Do You Think Trains Suck?

I don't think trains suck.....however, railroad management does.
I spent 27 years working on a R.R. and loved it. Most members
of railroad management wouldn't know a train if they hit in the ass
with one.

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by Traindriver
Fri May 05, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinco De Mayo: Who Has Plans?
Replies: 31
Views: 2776

RE: Cinco De Mayo: Who Has Plans?

Since tomorrow is May 5th, I don't plan any celebration.
Why would a gringo like myself celebrate the 5th of May?

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by Traindriver
Mon May 01, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coca-Cola Or Pepsi
Replies: 82
Views: 3037

RE: Coca-Cola Or Pepsi

Pepsi and Wild Cherry Pepsi for a change of taste. I feel that both Coke and Pepsi are horrible mixers. Rum & Coke is much too sweet. I spent a couple of years in Bermuda, and developed a taste for Goslings Black Seal Rum. I always drank rum straight or over ice. It would be a sacrilege to mix Gosli...

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by Traindriver
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Professional Sports Questions/North America
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

RE: Professional Sports Questions/North America

I started attending NHL games in the old Madison Garden back in the early 60's when the NHL was a 6 team league. Back in those days the home team always wore the colored jersey and the road team wore the whites. I think it was back in the 80's when they changed and the home team wore white. Traditio...

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by Traindriver
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds Lousiest Tasting Beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2782

RE: Worlds Lousiest Tasting Beer

Back in the days of my sordid youth, we drank everything we could that sold for less than a dollar for a sixer. They were all nasty like most American beers are. In no particular order: Schmidts (6 half-quarts for 99 cents) Munich (6 pack for 89 cents) Piels Real Draft Knickerbocker (10 nips for 79 ...

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by Traindriver
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Like Cat Stevens
Replies: 23
Views: 3086

RE: Do You Like Cat Stevens

NeilYYZ, I don't remember Cat Stevens doing "Cats In The Cradle". He had an album called "Cats Cradle" which was a re-release of his early music. I had all his early albums on vinyl. The songs I liked the most were: Matthew And Son Oh Very Young Wild World Hard Headed Woman Foreigner Suite I'm curio...

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by Traindriver
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Stupid Beer Name?
Replies: 49
Views: 5819

RE: Most Stupid Beer Name?

Gkirk, I agree with you 100%. I always figured that the reason they
have the Clydesdale horses in their commercials is because thats
where the "beer" comes from. (Horse Pi$$)

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by Traindriver
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Subway?
Replies: 68
Views: 4283

RE: What Is Your Favourite Subway?

My favorite subway is "Take The A Train"



Signed,
Duke Ellington

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by Traindriver
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Older Members: What Was Your First Job?
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

RE: Older Members: What Was Your First Job?

In High School I worked as a messenger for a few months, then got a job in a neighborhood deli. The year I graduated, I went to work for an insurance company down in the Wall Street area of NYC. I continued working there during my freshman year in college. After a year of college and a year of handl...

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by Traindriver
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Train Journey
Replies: 132
Views: 4346

RE: Your Longest Train Journey

To N1120A, I guess their logic is both places are in the same time zone.
It's quite the trip on I-95 with all the traffic they have up there.

Thanks for the spelling correction.

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by Traindriver
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Train Journey
Replies: 132
Views: 4346

RE: Your Longest Train Journey

My longest train journey lasted 27 tears, as I was a railroad engineer. As a passenger, my wife and I went from Vancouver to Montreal on Via Rail Canada. We also rode Via from Halifax to Montreal. Another long haul was on the Amtrak Autotrain from Sanford <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> ...

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by Traindriver
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Gay Songs?
Replies: 67
Views: 3910

RE: Most Gay Songs?

Not exactly gay songs, but two transvestite songs would be "Lola" by the Kinks and Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed. I have a friend I used to work with who was gay. He said that every gay bar he was ever in had "Dancing Queen" in the jukebox. Other gay songs would be anything by the Village People.

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by Traindriver
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Hometown Minor League Baseball Team
Replies: 44
Views: 3949

RE: Your Hometown Minor League Baseball Team

I used to live in Dutchess County in NY. We have a minor league team in the NY-Penn league, the Hudson Valley Renegades. They are a short season team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now I'm in Central Fla. Just north of me are the Brevard Cty. Manatees of the Fla. State League. They're a B...

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by Traindriver
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stadiums You've Visited
Replies: 101
Views: 10396

RE: Stadiums You've Visited

Baseball: Yankee Stadium (old & new) Polo Grounds Fenway Park King Dome Seattle Veterans Stadium Phila. Shea Stadium Pro-Player Stadium Miami Olympic Stadium Montreal Exhibition Stadium Toronto Spring Training: Holman Stadium Vero Beach Fla. Space Coast Stadium Viera Fla. Cracker Jack Stadium Disney...

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by Traindriver
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So How Much Is Gas Where You Live Now?
Replies: 180
Views: 6802

RE: So How Much Is Gas Where You Live Now?

Filled one of the cars up last night for $2.61 in Melbourne Fla.
$33 freaking bucks to fill up a PT Cruiser.

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by Traindriver
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Shall Replace Katie Couric?
Replies: 26
Views: 5176

RE: Who Shall Replace Katie Couric?

I was channel surfing and one of the names I heard mentioned
was Meredith Viera from the View.

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by Traindriver
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Buildings
Replies: 54
Views: 6191

RE: Favorite Buildings

LTBEWR, another great building is the "basement" of the bldg. you work in, Grand Central Terminal. Other great buildings in NY: The NY Library on 42nd and Fifth The U.N. The Flatiron Bldg The Lever Bldg up from you on Park Ave The Guggenheim Museum The Cloisters up in Fort Tryon Park The Main Post O...

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by Traindriver
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Patrick's Day- The Aftermath
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

RE: St. Patrick's Day- The Aftermath

Both St. Patricks and New Years Eve are amateurs days. I try to avoid the parade on St. Pats and avoid gin-mills and driving on both days. I prefer going to a party with people I've known for years than having to put up with all the six pack warriors who run around flexing their beer balls. However,...

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by Traindriver
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Beautiful Beer
Replies: 27
Views: 6231

RE: The Most Beautiful Beer

It damn sure isn't Budweiser. I always thought the reason
they had the Clydesdale horses in the commercial, was that's
where the beer came from....I imagine horse pi$$ is what Bud
tastes like.

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by Traindriver
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Are Non-smokers So Intolerant?
Replies: 97
Views: 5843

RE: Why Are Non-smokers So Intolerant?

My wife and I both smoke, but we try to avoid smoking in public places. We both bought new cars 2 years ago. When we traded in the old ones, we lost quite a lot of value because we smoked in the cars. So now, we stopped smoking in the cars. We finally got the house repaired from the '04 hurricanes. ...

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Redneck Playlist (Skynard And The Like)
Replies: 20
Views: 4489

RE: Redneck Playlist (Skynard And The Like)

I agree with you......I was lucky enough to catch some
of their concerts in the early 70's. Great band to see
live. Other great Mountain songs, "Theme From An Imaginary
Western" and "Nantucket Sleighride"

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Redneck Playlist (Skynard And The Like)
Replies: 20
Views: 4489

RE: Redneck Playlist (Skynard And The Like)

Santosdumont, It's a bit of a stretch refering to Mountain as
a Redneck Band.

Lead singer Leslie Weinstein, better known as Leslie West
was born in Forest Hills, a part of NYC.
Drummer Corky Laing was born in Montreal Quebec
and Bassist Felix Pappalardi is a Brooklyn (NYC) boy.

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by Traindriver
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Deaf Texas Killed By Train
Replies: 54
Views: 4306

RE: Miss Deaf Texas Killed By Train

I feel very sorry for this young lady's family, they have to be devastated. I also feel sorry for the crew. Unfortunately, I was involved in a fatality and I know firsthand how hard it is on the engineer. Basically all you can do is lean on the horn and put the train in emergency. It's a hopeless fe...

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by Traindriver
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

Arrow, Been there, done that and got the T-shirt.

I still wish the NHL had 6 teams.

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by Traindriver
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

Arrow, just seen your profile....you and I fall into that same
age grouping. I hit 57 last week.
You know those 13 to 15 year olds never heard of Tim Horton
the hockey player......I guess they always thought he was a
donut!

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by Traindriver
Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Legend "Boom Boom" Geoffrion Has Died.
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

RE: NHL Legend "Boom Boom" Geoffrion Has Died.

This is a bad period for pro sports. We lost Kirby Pucket the other day, now "Boom Boom" today. I was lucky enough to have seen play many times against the Rangers in the old Madison Square Garden. I have a big bin full of sports books from when I was a kid. Included in my collection is an old 1962 ...

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

Canuckpaxguy, I think I was 13-15 back when the Leafs were
winning all those cups....So that would make a VERY old 13-15.

I had tried to upgrade my profile, and I ended up getting deleted.
So, what ever age it lists me as, works for me.

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

YooYoo, thanks for the link. I had the pleasure of seeing Horton play when the Leafs came to town to play the Rangers. He was a great defenseman on those great cup- winning Leafs teams back in the 60's. Now I have the urge for a cup of coffee and some donuts. I'm going to have to settle for Dunkin' ...

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

Canuckpaxguy, I hope they do open a few down here. Hey, we
got to make our friends from up north feel at home.

Any info about the chain being named after the hockey player?

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar
Replies: 59
Views: 5961

RE: Tim Hortons To Open In Kandahar

I wish they'd open some down here in Central Fla.

BTW, is the chain named after the defenseman
who played for both the Leafs and Sabres and
was killed in an auto accident? I remember his
Jersey was number 7.

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by Traindriver
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Is The Most Known Album?
Replies: 36
Views: 3628

RE: Which Is The Most Known Album?

For the oldtimers........

"Tommy" by the Who
"Sticky Fingers" by the Stones
"American Beauty" by the Grateful Dead

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by Traindriver
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guess Who Delay Is Spending Primary Night With?
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

RE: Guess Who Delay Is Spending Primary Night With?

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by Traindriver
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirby Puckett: 1961-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1750

RE: Kirby Puckett: 1961-2006

I remember seeing Kirby play numerous time in Yankee Stadium. He was always the kind of player that was easy to root for. He looked like someone who should be sitting next to you putting down beers, but instead was out there palying the game the way it should be played. R.I.P. Puck, Thanks for the g...

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by Traindriver
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Majority Of Troops In Iraq Support Withdrawal
Replies: 65
Views: 3514

RE: Majority Of Troops In Iraq Support Withdrawal

UH60FtRucker, Thanks for sharing your pictures and your
feelings with us. Thanks for your sacrifice....you, your
comrades and your families are in my prayers.
Fly Safe!



Traindriver from FLA
U.S. Navy 1968-1972

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by Traindriver
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Watching The World Baseball Classic?
Replies: 4
Views: 2736

RE: Anyone Watching The World Baseball Classic?

Since I have much too much time on my hands, I'll probably watch a few of the games. Some of the games are going to be played at Disney which is about 70 miles from me, so I might even get to some of them. Today I saw the Washington Nats beat Panama 10-7. It wasn't the greatest game, but it was good...

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