Modellers and reality: CHECK!

Modellers and reality: CHECK!

Post by Mike Bro » Mon, 02 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Hello Dmanton300!

Answering a msg of <25 Oct 98>, from Dmanton300 to All:
Better an "Earther" than any single nation. Some of us here in the confused old US of A love the flag more than what it stands for... Never could figure that out. Of course, I still can't figure out where the Religious Reich is coming from, either. I always try to live by the motto, "The human mind is like a parachute, it really only works when it's open.". I'm proud to be an American, but not THAT proud... If we all thought of ourselves as "Earthers" instead of as "Brits" or "Yanks" or "Canucks" or whatever the F---- a person/nation calls themselves, we'd probably get along a lot better...
Of course, that would cut way down on all the interesting military hardware to build models of.... See, I got back on topic for the group, models!

Take care!

Mike Brown
rfalconmoors at juno dot com

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Post by Jonathan O'Conno » Mon, 02 Nov 1998 04:00:00


It has a awful funky smell for wisdom.

I went to the university - they taught me that you could never really know anything
for sure. It was the one thing of which they were certain.
(Wouldn't that be the omniversity?)
(In any Third World country, if a professor teaches socialism he is run out of town
on a rail. In the US we give him tenure.  -  "The Great Reckoning"- James Dale
Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg)

Funny, what I'm guaranteed by the US Constitution, I'm guranteed no where else on
"this one planet."

And odd, that when releasing themselves from oppressors people quote the US
Declaration of Independence more than any other document written by man.  (Some kind
of nonsense about a Creator and inalienable rights. Let's get real!)

Even Ho Chi Minh's all time hero out of history was Thomas Jefferson.

Funny that the Founding Fathers of the US built the US ON the Relgious Reich as a
**foundation**- they had really dumb and stupid slogans during the Revolutionary War
like "No king, but King Jesus."

In an Olympic Games near the turn of the century there was a crazy Irishman carrying
the US flag past the King of Denmark(?) and he failed to dip the US flag, as was the
custom. When asked later what was his problem, he replied, "That flag will dip to no
earthly king."
I guess it was HE that was the dip, as were the Founding Fathers, as am I.

And in what country has the black man risen the farthest?

My aunt worked in the local hospital for 40 years. There used to be a surgeon there
who had left Cuba. Almost his last words on his death bed was, "Don't let the take
your guns!"
What an ignoramous he was not to appreciate "the workers' paradise."

Bigot or Intolerant or Member of a Hate-Group: Anyone with a viewpoint not agreeing
with the far left.

"The point is, let every man be armed."
                             Patrick Henry - another nut case ***ian- just like
me.
                                                                     JO'C

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Bamfo » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Hello Dmanton300!

>Answering a msg of <25 Oct 98>, from Dmanton300 to All:
>Better an "Earther" than any single nation. Some of us here in the
>confused old US of A love the flag more than what it stands for...
>Never could figure that out. Of course, I still can't figure out where
>the Religious Reich is coming from, either. I always try to live by the
>motto, "The human mind is like a parachute, it really only works when
> it's open.". I'm proud to be an American, but not THAT proud...
>If we all thought of ourselves as "Earthers" instead of as "Brits" or
>"Yanks" or "Canucks" or whatever the F---- a person/nation calls
> themselves, we'd probably get along a lot better...
>Of course, that would cut way down on all the interesting military
> hardware to build models of.... See, I got back on topic for the group, models!

>Take care!

>Mike Brown
>rfalconmoors at juno dot com

Pure wisdom!!!!!  This is the one interesting part of this news
group.....it's a planetary group of people exchanging ideas about a
topic we all enjoy.  The astronaults say it the best....."when your in
orbit.....you don't see any borders"  (or something to that effect).  
Steve Bamford
Rama Lama Do Da Day
Northen Temple
Canada

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Post by Kyrre Ingebrethse » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Warning! This is a signed letter with personal opinions! Do not read if
you're against such actions!

Myself, after reading that last one by O'Connor, I tried figuring out what
was in it, and I made myself a few conclusions on what it's like being me.
Not final, maybe I'm
wrong thinking like this, but here they are:

- I'm glad I live where I live. I'm sure I'd be glad if I lived somewhere
else, too. If I lived.

- I'm glad I'm not particularly fond of throwing rocks around in the***pit
of an Heinkel 111.

- I'm glad I can assemble an F-117, put it right next to a Mig-29 and look
at them. Be proud of my work, without bringing constitutional rights,
politics or cigars (wouldn't do any good, would it?) into it. I might even
try and put some red stars and a blue 07 on the tail of that F-117, just for
kicks. That'd look cool. What a hobby!

- I'm glad I can now return to my Korean War Thunderjet, stars and bars and
all.
Lovely aircraft, great colours! Not a cool conflict, though. Later on I
think I'll make a "P-51 Tank-buster". I'll feel a bit bad about it, because
I saw a film recently, and it depicted war as hell, you see. After feeling
bad, I'll feel good, because that kit will look good on the shelf.

This one's for Mr Jonathan O'Connor only:
- Every time, before I take credit for another man's triumphant rise in the
afternoon, I take a look at my past to see why he couldn't get up in the
morning. And every time I realise I'd better shut up.

If anyone should question this letter, I'll take the Fifth Amendment. I
believe that's from the US Constitution. I got it from LA Law.

Kyrre Ingebrethsen,
Norway.
Who sleeps well at night. Unarmed.

 
 
 

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Post by DManton3 » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
Bamford) writes:
>Pure wisdom!!!!!  This is the one interesting part of this news
>group.....it's a planetary group of people exchanging ideas about a
>topic we all enjoy.  The astronaults say it the best....."when your in
>orbit.....you don't see any borders"  (or something to that effect).  
>Steve Bamford

   Concur Steve (and Mike). . . . i know it's idealistic to take a "Star Trek"
view of things but if the whole world could become one and strive for progress
i'd happily give up any new shiny military hardware to model (we have enough
history right?- just started on my "Dora-9" collection-should see me to my
grave (and i'm 29!!!!)).  I consider that to be the point of my signature (and
i would hope the point Neil Peart made when he wrote those lyrics) rather than
a slight on any nation or flag.  A cultural identity is good. Using that
identity for the purposes of xenophobia or sheer malicious hatred is not.  I
digress. . .
regards
Drewe
Finally got my web page going! Find me at
http://members.aol.com/dmanton300/index.html
"Better the pride that resides
 In a citizen of the world
 Than the pride that divides
 When a colourful rag is unfurled"
 
 
 

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Post by wess danie » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hello Dmanton300!

>Answering a msg of <25 Oct 98>, from Dmanton300 to All:
>Better an "Earther" than any single nation. Some of us here in the confused old US of A love the flag more than what it stands for... Never could figure that out. Of course, I still can't figure out where the Religious Reich is coming from, either. I always try to live by the motto, "The human mind is like a parachute, it really only works when it's open.". I'm proud to be an American, but not THAT proud... If we all thought of ourselves as "Earthers" instead of as "Brits" or "Yanks" or "Canucks" or whatever the F---- a person/nation calls themselves, we'd probably get along a lot better...
>Of course, that would cut way down on all the interesting military hardware to build models of.... See, I got back on topic for the group, models!

>Take care!

>Mike Brown
>rfalconmoors at juno dot com

Hey Mike? Fix your posting.  Your sentences go on and on and go on and
go on and on and on and.......
Good points and they are not run on sentences. But the lines go way
the hell off the page.
WessD     But that's to be expected , you being army and all.    ;-P
Go Navy!!!!!!
Quote:
> * Origin: Roseanne's Place * Tacoma, WA 98404 (1:138/386.8)

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Bro » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hello Dmanton300!

Answering a msg of <02 Nov 98>, from Dmanton300 to All:
I must be way behind on my music. That's a Rush lyric? EXCELLENT! Don't feel alone, I'm 41. Strange as it may sound, I am actually proud to be an American, though I often question the concept of blind patriotism. People who have to trumpet the greatness of their/our country often conveinently forget some of the *** things that our great nation, or people claiming to represent it have done. (hey, those indians won't mind if we kill off their food supply and despoil the image of their deity by doing a little plowing and fence building, after all they're only crude wandering hunter gatherer savages. We're civilized!) sort of sad that the only good things to come out of most of the wars are cool things to build in plastic. generally, a war is only important to the people who actually fought it and the generation immediatly following it, though I understand that there are still families in England that are divided because members fought on different sides in the War of the Roses, or because some of them were Cromwellian (which might be the same war, I disremember)
Wait a minute, aren't I supposed to be talking about Models here? kathy Ireland, Cindy Crawford... oops, wrong kind of models...Ummm plastic... let's see, what can I say about plastic to get back on topic for the moderators sake...   uh oh... here come the Echo Police.... "Honest, officer, I tried to talk about plastic stuff, all that political historical stuff just sort of slipped out! Taymia, Amt/ERTL, Revellogram... see, I can talk about plastic! OW! OUCH! OW! Mercy!! I'll never talk politics on this echo again!

take care!

Mike Brown
rfalconmoors at juno dot com

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Post by Mike Bro » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00




Hey, lighten up, man. Weren't you ever in the service? Ever heard the expression "an opinion is like an ***, we all have them everyone thinks the other guys stinks and we don't want to hear much from anyone elses, anyway?" I did my six years (Army, Armor) and got out, I think that gives me SOME right to be critical. I've paid my dues.
This is a pretty cool country, but it also seems to have a serious case of taking itself WAY too seriously. Our politics is obviously bought and paid for by rich people, both on the right and the left. A small, highly organized group of religious fanatics are working, quite sucessfully, on altering the basic fabric of law and society to suit them, and most of us are too busy building models or watching the 20th Century version of Gladatorial games in the Colouseum to notice. America is NOT always right just because we have the biggest guns and most carriers, even if they do make way cool kits to build or bash into even way cooler science fiction vehicles. That's another great thing about freedom, I don't have to build it according to the instructions!
See, I can get back to models somehow. Your turn...

Take care!

Mike Brown
(who is 41 and refuses to act like it, never went to real college a day in his life and thinks that there might be better ways to do just about everything... except sex. Women are better than anything, even Harleys. They are a LOT more fun than plastic models, but one has to have something to do when the lady of the house sez "not tonight", the bike's not running and there's nothing new to read... Egad... the cat is snoring... it must be later than I thought...)

Lord, protect me from your most ardent followers, and while you're at it, tell the guys at AMT/ERTL to make a kit of a '67 Plymouth Barracuda GTS Convertible

mfalconmoors at juno dot com

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Post by DManton3 » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
(Mike Brown) writes:
>I must be way behind on my music. That's a Rush lyric? EXCELLENT!

     Certainly is. . . . the song is Territories, track one side two of Power
Windows (and sorry to other RMS'ers reading this- i see no earthly way to get
this post "on topic"!<G>)
regards
Drewe
Finally got my web page going! Find me at
http://members.aol.com/dmanton300/index.html
"Better the pride that resides
 In a citizen of the world
 Than the pride that divides
 When a colourful rag is unfurled"
 
 
 

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Post by Mike » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hey Mike? Fix your posting.  Your sentences go on and on and go on and
> go on and on and on and.......
> Good points and they are not run on sentences. But the lines go way
> the hell off the page.
> WessD     But that's to be expected , you being army and all.    ;-P
> Go Navy!!!!!!
> > * Origin: Roseanne's Place * Tacoma, WA 98404 (1:138/386.8)

Hey Wess,

 To make these unwrapped posts easier to read I open a reply window and
this will wrap the sentences for you.

--
Mike Dougherty
Toronto, Ont.
Canada
IPMS C4928

"Uh oh....."
   - famous last words

 
 
 

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Post by Nate » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00


What? - have we never heard the crazies talk in the streets and parks
before?

Nate

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Bro » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hello Wess!

Answering a msg of <02 Nov 98>, from Wess Daniels to All:
I'll work on that. Maybe if I compose my stuff in Works3 and then
move it over here...
Kitbashed messages... what next...
And do I have to take lip off a SQUID?
At least you build models, that shows you have some grey cells
not battered to death by years at sea... ;-)

Take care!

Mike Brown
rfalconmoors at juno dot com

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Post by Andrea Assanel » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00




Quote:

>> Hey Mike? Fix your posting.  Your sentences go on and on and go on and
>> go on and on and on and.......
>> Good points and they are not run on sentences. But the lines go way
>> the hell off the page.
>> WessD     But that's to be expected , you being army and all.    ;-P
>> Go Navy!!!!!!
>> > * Origin: Roseanne's Place * Tacoma, WA 98404 (1:138/386.8)

>Hey Wess,

> To make these unwrapped posts easier to read I open a reply window and
>this will wrap the sentences for you.

This won't work with Forte Free Agent newsreader...

Andrea Assanelli

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The master said: "If seeking wealth were a decent pursuit,
I too would seek it, even if I had to work as a janitor;
as it is, I'd rather follow my inclinations"

Confucius

 
 
 

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Post by wess danie » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hello Wess!

>Answering a msg of <02 Nov 98>, from Wess Daniels to All:
>I'll work on that. Maybe if I compose my stuff in Works3 and then
>move it over here...
>Kitbashed messages... what next...
>And do I have to take lip off a SQUID?
>At least you build models, that shows you have some grey cells
>not battered to death by years at sea... ;-)

>Take care!

>Mike Brown
>rfalconmoors at juno dot com

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> * Origin: Roseanne's Place * Tacoma, WA 98404 (1:138/386.8)

Sadly, I never got to sea. Join the navy to see the world. go figure.
And yes as the your natural superior by virtue of we don't spend a lot
of time in the mud, you should listen to me.   ;-)
BTW, what ya build? Tanks cars planes ?
I do armor and figures and odds and ends.
WessD   Go Navy!!!! beat Army!!!!!!
 
 
 

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Post by wess danie » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>This won't work with Forte Free Agent newsreader...

>Andrea Assanelli

Hey! That's what I use!!!!!!
WessD   Go Navy!!!!!