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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:50:09 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Motorized transport on the Ypres-Zonnebeck road, alongside which wrecked transport are seen with their split loads of shells, etc. 30 September 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Battle of Passchendaele. In the background men are filling in shell-holes.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079803


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A British soldier sits on the wheel of a lorry which has fallen into a ditch at the side of the Ypres-Menin Road, 30 September 1917 during operations in the area in support of the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Battle of Passchendaele. A troop column passes by.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079804


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Horse drawn and motorized transport, including gun limbers for a Royal Field Artillery Battery, seen on the Ypres-Menin Road, 30th September 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Battle of Passchendaele.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079800


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British soldiers rest on a dump of shell-cases, beside the Ypres-Menin road, 30th September 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Battle of Passchendaele. In the background is passing a horse-drawn gun limber of the Royal Field Artillery.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079801


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Troops collecting in Poperinghe to go on leave, 30th September 1917. Many are waving their leave papers.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235680

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: September 30, 2017, 01:50:12 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 29, 2017, 03:17:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., September 29, 1917.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 28, 2017, 03:01:38 PM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Bismarck Tribune., September 28, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:21:02 AM »
From the Europeana Collection.


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Artillery observation post.  Date: 1917-09-28.
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The Marmolata Mountain Range (The Dolomites) in Italy.  60 cm floodlight on "U" Nord; Belluno; photographer: Flam.  Date: 1917-09-28.
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The Marmolata Mountain Range (The Dolomites) in Italy.  North: Ice stollen "U".  Date: 1917-09-28.   
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The Marmolata Mountain Range (The Dolomites) in Italy.  Motif from the "U" tunnel.  Date: 1917-09-28.
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The Marmolata Mountain Range (The Dolomites) in Italy.  Protected position in the ice tunnel.  Date: 1917-09-28.
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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:25:24 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery placing fuses in heavy shells at a shell dump in Contay.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235800


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Gunners posing with a large collection of shells at a shell dump at Contay, 27 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235802


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Battle of Polygon Wood: Gunners of the Royal Marine Artillery loading the 15 inch Mk.II Howitzer 'Grannie' on 27 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215472


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The view from a captured German pill-box, showing the burst of a shell of the German barrage searching British reserve trenches as part of the Battle of Polygon Wood within the Battle of Passchendaele. Taken near the Wieltje-Grafenstafel Road (Rat Farm), 27th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079793


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Men of the West Yorkshire Regiment sitting in a captured German pill box waiting to go into action, near the St Julien - Grafenstafel road during the Battle of Polygon Wood, 26 September - 3 October, part of the Battle of Passchendaele.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193402

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 26, 2017, 03:24:16 PM »
A fascinating video that was filmed in London England on September 26, 1917.  The film captures damage received from a German Gotha bombing raid the previous night/morning.  Sound has been added to give the film a feeling of authenticity.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 26, 2017, 03:15:10 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., September 26, 1917.

Photos and info: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64258750

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:52:59 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battles of Ypres 1917. A Sopwith Camel biplane with its nose buried in the ground after being forced down. At Clapham Junction, in front of Zillebeke, 26th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239597


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Tank officers relaxing around a gramophone player with their pet dog, in camp at Poperinghe, 26 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205191796


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Battle of Polygon Wood. Infantry moving up the line past camouflaged tanks at Clapham Junction close to the Menin Road, three and a half miles east of Ypres, 26 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215468


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A gunner of the Royal Garrison Artillery with the goat mascot of his battery. Pilckem Ridge, 26 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238039


From the Europeana Collection.


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Impressions during the visit of the front in South Tyrol on September 26, 1917, here a group of buffaloes.
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Colonel Gellinek in "Marmolata Cathedral."  Date: 1917-09-26.
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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:46:08 AM »
It doesn't surprise me there are shows for them.  I would guess they are fairly small though. and held in places about the size of a large hotel lobby?  I do know they are a popular collector's hobby.

I would have thought ones that went thru the mail but still in perfect shape would be the most highly valued - writing, but not over the top of preprinted text, address and stamp within the lines and not sloppy, no wrinkles or scuffing.  I doubt many had rare stamps, because postcard stamps were lower priced and lower priced stamps were mostly issued in huge numbers.  Doesn't hurt to check though

I would guess old, rare and unusual postcards in popular categories are the most valuable.  Not sure what those would be for postcard collectors.  Looking at Ebay would probably give a person an idea though 

I found a ton of old ones at a garage sale awhile back, and enjoyed looking through them.  Not sure what to do with them now though.  Heh, maybe take them to a postcard show.

You are right about the stamp values.  A one cent stamp was all that was needed to get a postcard sent.  Anything over one hundred years old is an antique, but even so, most of the 100 year plus old stamps on this thread are usually worth a quarter at best.  That's because they have been cancelled.  There are some used, one cent stamps that are worth some money out there but I have yet to find one on a postcard.

As you point out, there are lots of categories.  I like what are called real photo postcards and that's what they are, a real photograph that has been made into a postcard.  I collected WWI memorabilia years ago and wound up with a bunch of real photo postcards from that era...American, German and some British soldiers who had their photos taken and were then able to send them home as a postcard.  Oddly enough I haven't come across any sports related postcards but I'm sure they are out there.

I remember you buying those postcards at the garage sale.  You said that there were some 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition postcards mixed in with them.  I noticed somebody on Ebay selling two Panama Pacific's for $19.99.  I wonder if on average, they go for ten bucks apiece?  In any event, you made a good buy there. 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:05:02 PM »
https://communityimpact.com/events/capital-of-texas-postcard-paper-show/
hobby is more popular than I expected. I saw an ad in my local paper for an upcoming show and searched the web and there are shows in Austin, Ft.Worth, Dallas, and Houston upcoming and an organization about collecting postcards.
http://www.ctxpc.org/postcard----related--shows-around-texas-.html

Postcard shows, wow.  I wouldn't have thought the interest would merit them, but I would go if I lived in Texas.  I wonder what brings a good price for them?  Postcards from famous people?  Postcards with rare cancelled stamps on them?  I wonder.  Postcards are graded according to use.  The ones that have gone through the mail are less valued than one's that are rare, but unused thus, no stamp, cancellation marks, wrinkles and other abrasions from being run through post offices.  I like the used type of postcards the best because they tell a story.

For instance, I recently won some vintage restaurant postcards on Ebay and I didn't realize until later that two of them were sent by the same lady, Betty Webber, to her friend Dot.  She sent them back in 1940, about two months apart.  Betty had poor eyesight, but she was still able to dine in elegant, New York eateries.

I couldn't find a Zucca's Restaurant at 118W. 49th St, in New York City.  There is a giant building there now.  If you run a search on the address you will see some food carts and fruit wagons parked out front.  Pretty cool.  I did score by entering the owners name, though.  There was a Louis Zucca who operated a successful New York restaurant in the thirties and forties called Zucca's Italian Garden.  Notice the Gardens notation on the postcard.  Might be the same place, if so, Louis had a daughter named Rita who achieved some fame but not for a very good reason:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Zucca

 
Zucca's - front


Zucca's - back


I don't think Riggs can be found at West 33rd Street in New York anymore, but there are some additional postcards of the establishment that can be found online.


Riggs - front


Riggs - back



 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:33:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Road repair. A method was used by the Royal Engineers to raise roadway to proper level. Near Yser Canal and Pilckem Ridge, 25 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238037


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Battle of Polygon Wood. Troops of the 7th Brigade, 3rd Division going up by light railway to the attack in which they took Zonnebeke. Pilckem Ridge, 25 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238035


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An anti-aircraft gunner of the Royal Artillery bathing his feet in a shell-hole near his gun. Pilckem Ridge, 25 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238032


From the Europeana Collection.


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Ice-sea position, view towards Serauta; Dolomite front, Belluno; photographer: Flam.  Date: 1917-09-25.
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"Sighing Bridge" motif from ice production.  Date: 1917-09-25.
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Hand Grenade Launcher exercise.  Date: 1917-09-25.
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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:20:34 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., September 24, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:58:25 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Attempts used to be made to smuggle food into Germany by means of what appear to be newspapers sent through the post. This photo taken in the museum shows three such packages. The one behind is a roll of newspapers intact, the second shows a bag of rice protected by dummy newspaper end. 24 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381712


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Chateau at Radinghem, 24th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235729


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Foden steam wagon near Zillebeke, 24 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238046


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A Divisional wet canteen at Zillebeke, 24 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219564


From the Europeana Collection.


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Marmolata: "U" South and "S" position.  Date: 1917-09-24.
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Officers of the group Komdo Rombon. (24 / IX.1917.)
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Feltre. Conquered Italian medical car.  Date: 1917-09-24.
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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:15:40 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:54:43 PM »
I haven't watched his videos but I wonder if he picked up where Jim Berkland left off.

I do believe there are indicators that can be used for gauging probabilities. Whether you want to call them predictions or not is kind of getting into semantics.

I remember Berkland watching for trends in runaway animals.

I remember Art talking to a fellow who predicted earthquakes and weather by observing bear fat that was stored in jars.  I think it might have been this guy:  https://naturalskills.wordpress.com/tag/earthquake-predictions/

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »

LOL...the same way people watch YT videos about the second coming and UFO's landing. Both (and others) completely convinced of their provenance.  :)

I see what you mean but I don't watch those videos, myself.  Now watching videos of a guy that purports to have a system that allows him to predict possible earthquake movement, well yeah, I'll give them a look see.  Like I said, I haven't seen many of his videos, so I'll check them out for awhile and see if he's on to something.

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:07:55 PM »
Has he called them to offer his consulting expertise? Or is he relying on families, seismologists and resuers watching his videos?

There is a 'contact us' link on the NGS website.  Perhaps he does notify them, who knows?  Even if he did, would they drop everything and issue an evacuation order on a country, or state wide area?  I doubt it.  Perhaps it would be better for the above listed to watch his videos and keep it mind that there might be an earthquake.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:43:27 PM »
100 years ago.

German flying Ace Werner Voss was killed in aerial combat on September 23, 1917.  He went down fighting eight opponents and crashed so hard that his body was never located.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Voss


Werner Voss.
PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17909913


The great Mexican wrestler Santo was born on September 23, 1917.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo


Santo's original mask.
By Gobierno de la Ciudad de México - http://www.cdmx.gob.mx/comunicacion/nota/presenta-jdg-boleto-conmemorativo-del-stc-el-santo, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51681858





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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:40:34 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., September 23, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:25:24 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle of Menin Road Ridge: Soldiers digging a sunken mule track in the soft ground at Westhoek Ridge.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193398


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A shell bursts within ten yards of the photographer near Zonnebeke during the Battle of Passchendaele, 23rd September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205191794


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Kaiser Wilhelm II visiting the captured oil refineries at Campina, Romania.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315684


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Lieutenant Perceval St George Charles Westby. Unit: A Battery, 296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Death: 23 September 1917 Died Western Front.  Son of Francis V. and Louie Westby, of Roebuck Castle, Co. Dublin. CWGC has age at death given as 28.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205390593


From the Europeana Collection.


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Scene on "Kärntnerstraße"; Belluno; photographer: Flam.  Date: 1917-09-23
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073492747.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=4  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Ravina near Trento. Pigeons station.  Date: 1917-09-23.
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Trento. (Doss di Trento) Protection for the pigeons against gas attacks.  Date: 1917-09-23.
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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:50:11 PM »

No they haven't. What are we missing?

A 5.7 earthquake did strike off the coast of Northern California earlier this afternoon but whether its 'noteworthy' is subjective because it didn't cause any damage inland.  He points out that it was a 'good' event because it relieved pressure along that particular underwater ridge.  There weren't any multiple tremblers so he was only partly right, or partly wrong, depending on how you want to look at it.  He speaks of some notable activity in Southern California within the next seventy hours or so.  Granted, that's an easy pick because the area is prone to earthquake activity.  But it has been quiet there for awhile now.  It might be interesting to see if anything happens within the next couple days.     

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:52:09 PM »
100 years ago.

SM UB-32, a German submarine, was possibly sunk on 22 September 1917. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_UB-32


SM UB-45 a u-boat similar to UB-32.
By Unknown - http://www.wreck.ru, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9847257


The 1917 Nueva Gerona hurricane:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917_Nueva_Gerona_hurricane


Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm according to the Saffir–Simpson scale.
By See file upload history for details. - Created using WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Tracks. The background image is from NASA. Tracking data from the National Hurricane Center.[1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4133495.


A Sherlock Holmes story was published 100 years ago.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Last_Bow_(short_story)  (Click on Did you mean: His Last Bow (short story)? to get to the article.)


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Arthur Conan Doyle did his part to raise wartime morale by continuing to provide The Strand Magazine with the public's favoured reading material. The vol. 65, no. 321, September 1917 issue contained the Holmes story "His Last Bow."
By Special Collections Toronto Public Library - http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021516@N06/8347311942/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23929931



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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:24:59 PM »
Thank you, Rix.  Dutch has invested many years in his studies and research of seismic pressure activity.  I'm glad you recognize the fact that he knows what he's talking about. ;) :)

Sure.  I like how he eats, breathes (and probably drinks) earthquakes 24-7.  I'm no expert on the subject of seismology but I do like his delivery, kind of like some of Art's guests back in the day.  Some of his videos are kind of long and I tend to skip through them to get to the parts that deal with where I live.  And I think that's the idea with his forecasts.  I haven't seen enough of his videos to judge his expertise but he appears to pinpoint certain sectors, country wide and not certain towns.  For instance he refers to the west coast, or the coast of California and not any certain city, though the city would be encompassed within his prediction.  I think that he likes to issue warnings that cover a broad area and this will allow people who hear the warning to keep it in mind that there might be an earthquake and perhaps even prepare for it.  Even broad predictions serve a purpose though, because (and I might be wrong here) I'm not sure if there are any governmental agency's that can predict seismic activity ahead of time, so why not leave it up to the private sector?  I will continue to monitor his videos to see exactly how spot on he is, as time goes by.  Thanks again for posting them.       

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:04:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle of Menin Ridge Road. South African Scottish in support, East of Fresenberg Ridge, 22 September 1917. (9th Division).
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205192929


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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. British troops in trenches east of Zillebeke, 22nd September 1917. Note derelict tank in the background.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235783


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British tank destroyed by a direct hit near Zonnebeke, 22 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238407


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Private Wilfrid Morley Redshaw G/3725. Unit: 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Death: 22 September 1917 Boduim Copse Western Front.  Son of Allen and Mary Jane Redshaw, of St. Elmo, Cardinal Rd., Feltham, Middx.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205387625


From the Europeana Collection.


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Factory Verena.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073594727.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo   http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1   https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
Houses and buildings.


Old house


Buildings in France - front


Buildings in France - back


Castleton - front


Castleton - back


High School - front


High School - back

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:58:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A Mark I tank of the "D" Company, Tank Corps near Courcelette, 21 September 1917. It was destroyed in the battle of the Somme of 1916.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205084496


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Three Canadian gunners and a dump of 18 pounder shells. In front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238029


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Two soldiers of the Machine Gun Corps at the anti-aircraft post in front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238028

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A single officer sits, legs stretched out and back propped against some wood, eating lunch in the field. In front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213339

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:39:50 AM »
Actor Bernie Casey has died at the age of 78.  Perhaps best known as U.N. Jefferson in the Revenge of The Nerds movies but personally, my favorite Casey roll was when he played Major Jeff Spender 'The Last Martian' in the televised mini series The Martian Chronicles.  He starred in some Blaxploitation films too.  RIP Bernie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Casey



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Random Topics / Re: The BellGab Classic Movie Playhouse
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
The Last Dinosaur (cheesiest dinosaurs that I've ever seen) with Richard Boone as billionaire big-game hunter, Masten Thrust....I'm not kidding ;D... and Joan van Ark as reporter Ivana Orgasm...just kidding....Frankie Banks.  I think Boone was drunk while making this film.  He does not look well in this.  It was a Rankin/Bass production done in conjunction with some Japanese film studio.  I think I vaguely remember this from childhood.  It's fun in bad movie way. 2 stars.


Being a Richard Boone fan, I may have to check this one out.  I noticed this snippet of dialogue from IMDB:
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Wade: You told me! You swore to all of us that we were not going to harm the dinosaur! We were only supposed to take film and study it!
Thrust: You ding-dong!

My kind of movie.  Richard made several good movies towards the end of his career.  Kona Coast and The War Lord to mention a couple.  I think he taught acting in the years preceding his death.

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