tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Para-Rigger 2018-08-19T00:34:42Z tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1313153 2018-08-19T00:34:42Z 2018-08-19T00:34:42Z Five Minutes of Debussy Bliss

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1313009 2018-08-18T11:21:40Z 2018-08-18T11:21:40Z No Logical Reason

No, that's not a Stearman over Indiana, but an N3N between Delano and Wasco, Kern County, California

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1312953 2018-08-18T04:19:28Z 2018-08-18T04:19:28Z Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger During The Accident
tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1311963 2018-08-15T10:30:31Z 2018-08-15T10:57:06Z Parenting in the wilderness - extraordinary
Most of these shots seem near Impossible to get, yet this photographer got them.

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1310881 2018-08-10T19:24:37Z 2018-08-10T19:35:15Z Old Photos, But All In Color
Here are some more old photographs which are absolutely incredible! Many of them are from the Civil War era and early 1900’s. The clarity is astounding and the colorization is beautiful.
tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1310770 2018-08-10T13:46:10Z 2018-08-10T13:46:10Z Auguries of Innocence
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour...

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1309810 2018-08-07T01:46:58Z 2018-08-07T01:47:00Z The Literature Clock


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1309716 2018-08-06T20:51:45Z 2018-08-06T20:51:45Z Best Landscape Shots of 2018 So Far

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1309089 2018-08-04T15:35:59Z 2018-08-04T15:35:59Z Keepers Of The Flame: Fire-Fishing Off Taiwan

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1308292 2018-08-01T09:32:16Z 2018-08-01T09:32:16Z How America Uses Its Land

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1308053 2018-07-31T16:25:17Z 2018-07-31T16:25:18Z Da Nang - Uplifting Hands

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1307384 2018-07-29T17:15:22Z 2018-07-29T17:15:22Z Saving a B-52
This posting, like Gaul, divisa in tres partes est.  Disassembly, Transporting and Assembly.  Suggest start with the middle one below and then click on the Assembly one at the end.

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1307002 2018-07-28T02:24:43Z 2018-07-28T02:24:44Z Five Big Sharks That Rule The Seas
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1306480 2018-07-27T23:19:46Z 2018-07-27T23:20:51Z Micro stories http://shorteststory.com/

Stories that fit on a postcard.

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1306350 2018-07-25T19:57:42Z 2018-07-25T19:57:42Z London To Paris ByThe Handley Page Transport Co, Ltd, 1923

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1305226 2018-07-22T00:03:44Z 2018-07-22T00:03:44Z World-class whistling ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1305045 2018-07-21T12:45:06Z 2018-07-21T12:45:06Z The Ugly Scandal That Cancelled The Nobel Prize in Literature
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"Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize." - Tom Lehrer
tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1304706 2018-07-20T12:06:42Z 2018-07-20T12:06:43Z The Fireworks King

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1303873 2018-07-17T14:53:11Z 2018-07-17T14:53:11Z How Rice Crippled The Japanese Army And Navy
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1303413 2018-07-16T02:39:19Z 2018-07-16T03:07:17Z One The Very Few Machines Of All Time Incapable Of Significant Improvement
His fingers knew it immediately.  As a design, the thing was one of many masterpieces that had tumbled from the brain of John M. Browning before World War I, so perfect in conception and execution, such a chord of power and grace and genius of operation that even now, more than a century after its year of adaptation on 1911, it was the standard sidearm of many of the world's elite units.  Nothing plastic, nothing sleek and streamlined, with a huge magazine of smaller cartridges, could really replace it for the trained man.
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Bob eased back on the slide, finding it smooth, until it locked, exposing through the ejection port the pistol's cockpit.  He looked in, and although slick with oil, the pistol showed its perfection in the harmony between barrel and magazine follower and the firing-pin hole in the bolt face with two other nubbins projection slightly, the extractor and the ejector.  Amazing that an eighty-year-old spring held so tight and so true, locking the whole gun in powerful tension.  He held it close to his eye to behold the workmanship of the old Colt Hartford plant in those days, the precision of the Colt lettering - COLT  PTS FA MFG CO/HARTFORD, CT U.S.A. - along with the patent line, and, on the other side, COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .45, complete down to the old-school spelling.  The fit of metal to metal was flawless, all the pieces locked in and held by precision machining, not pins or screws.  In fact, the whole mechanism was united in solidity by a single pin that ran from the slide release through the body of the gun, and only by popping it out - it took a touch - could the gun be disassembled.  They knew how to build them in those days, when it was the machinist's skill and intuition that made it happen, not some computer algorithm.

Bob shook it, hearing no rattles, signifying that the gun was was tighter by far than most government-issue .45s, which were built loose so that even clogged up with Flander's mud, Iwo's ash, or Da Nang's grit, they'd function long, hard and hot.

G-Man, p.34
Stephen Hunter, 2017

Wouldn't take $10,000 for mine, clearly stamped Property of the U.S. Army.  How it got in the bottom of Dad's B-4 bag coming home from Normandy is a family mystery.  When in hospital, he had nothing better to do than hone the sere and trigger with an Arkansas stone and fine oil.  Says he took it apart and put it together a dozen times before getting it right.  The trigger is like breaking a glass rod.  Gave it to me for my seventh birthday. Not to say that it could not be slightly improved upon; I mounted larger sights and a beaver tail safety grip but keeping the originals in case any WWII museum might wish it back in the original.  One of the very first weapons into Normandy.  Still has the tooth marks on the slide from the French farmer who refused him and his men a drink of cider from his farm.  Must have put over 10,000 rounds through it in Hawaii, Texas and New Hampshire.


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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1303077 2018-07-14T14:14:13Z 2018-07-14T14:51:16Z Long Ago And Far Away
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1302669 2018-07-13T02:11:48Z 2018-07-14T13:33:44Z Lunch atop a skyscraper - the story behind the 1932 photo ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1302290 2018-07-11T20:50:26Z 2018-07-11T20:50:26Z How Tabasco Sauce Is Made

Take a look inside the Tabasco sauce factory in Avery Island, Louisiana where over 700,000 bottles of Tabasco are produced each day and shipped all over the world. The Tabasco brand is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year after being founded in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny. If you want a simple way to add some flavor to whatever you’re eating then a few drops of Tabasco sauce is sure to spice up the meal. I had no idea that the process to make a bottle of Tabasco sauce took three years.

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1301738 2018-07-10T15:15:12Z 2018-07-10T15:15:13Z Underwater Photographer Of The Year Awards

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1301271 2018-07-09T10:50:38Z 2018-07-09T10:56:38Z AMAZING Animal Video

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1300714 2018-07-07T09:33:37Z 2018-07-07T09:33:37Z Bach at the Burger King
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1300515 2018-07-06T18:38:33Z 2018-07-06T18:38:33Z IAS : Edward R. Murrow Interviewing Oppenheimer

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1300426 2018-07-06T14:33:22Z 2018-07-06T14:33:23Z Where The Army Protects The Crabs

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1300169 2018-07-05T17:34:27Z 2018-07-05T17:34:28Z Emma Darwin - Charles' Incestuous Bride

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1299068 2018-07-02T14:50:58Z 2018-07-02T14:50:58Z Ancient Fishpond Still Feeds Oahu
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