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How long?

A few questions that seem to have never been asked for over half a century…

Robert F. Kennedy died June 6, 1968,

How long was Sirhan B. Sirhan employed at the Ambassador Hotel before he (and perhaps another person) shot Bobby Kennedy?

Historical note, he worked there only a day or so.

He used an 8 shot revolver yet an audio recording of the event has the sounds of more than a dozen shots being fired.

Why did no one investigate why it was that Sirhan bought that gun just days before the shooting and quickly spent time at a shooting range learning how to use it?

Who hired Sirhan and then got him placed in the path of Kennedy’s egress?

Why was nothing ever made of Sirhan being in front of Kennedy yet the fatal shot to his head was from the rear?

pink plastic revolver toy

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So much stink to this but so few answers, do the research…


August 23, 2019 at 1:44 am Leave a comment

Things I’ve learned, # 1, parts is parts

One thing that I learned while working as an engine mechanic on F4 Phantoms while I was in the Air Force was that right after an aircraft has landed and taxied to its parking spot, you don’t want to shut the engine off right away.

It’s best for all of its moving parts if you will just let it idle a while, this is so that the internal temperatures can stabilize and the lubrication system is allowed to do it’s job.

Much like love, this is so that on re-start there is no direct surface to surface contact without adequate lubricant protection.

This also applies to cars, motorcycles, jet skis or whatever you ride on or in, from a 2020 Ferrari to a 1997 Ford Expedition, parts is parts… 

f4 Phantom

As always, your comments (assuming you’re not overly antagonistic) are welcome!


August 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Still calling it a phone?

Based on my current usage, I now choose to call that Samsung device that I once referred to as my phone a “Pocket Computer” (like a “laptop computer” but smaller). I suppose that it’s technically still a phone, but 90% or more of the time I’m using it as a thing I use to search on the internet, and more specifically spend time looking for work openings and checking on my e-mail. 

Most often I’ll make or receive less than a few dozen calls a week, and a large part of those received ones ends up being of the robo-call variety I will get for one sort of scam or another. I let those go to voice mail where the caller is told that I didn’t answer because either I’m working or I don’t recognize their phone number, and then I ask them to just leave a voice mail message for me and I will return their call as soon as we wrap or when get a break if they prove to be humans.

man wearing brown suit jacket mocking on white telephone

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Average as of today of messages that get left, less than 5%,

Life used to be so simple…


August 20, 2019 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Did you notice the mistake in “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” that the continuity person, the camera operator, the editor and perhaps a few others have missed?

So, there’s this shot in the film where Brad Pitt is driving along on the freeway, yet the speedometer is clearly visible on the right side of the frame and shows he’s driving along at “0” mph.

The shot doesn’t have the elevated car riding along well above the other traffic height look like that would be the result of the Lincoln being on a process trailer, which could have explained this happening, as watching for small details on a bouncing monitor is usually difficult.

It likely this was shot on a stage with a green screened in background where catching it would have only meant one more easy CGI fix, taking into consideration all of the other complex Forrest Gump style character insertions that they did.

Sadly, no one on the camera or watching in video village noticed it.

However, this didn’t bother me nearly as much as having to pay $15.00 (with a senior discount yet) to see this at the Arc Light Cinema, where you have to guess the row number for your reserved seat because some clever person made the numbers for all purposes invisible in the dark. 

Bah, Humbug…

August 19, 2019 at 5:41 am Leave a comment

Here, driven to return by “FleeceBook”!!!

Well, I’m finally back. Please check in here again soon if you wish to see any of my new postings soon to come as I say F.U. to FaceBook. Also, I’d like to invite back those of my old crowd and any new people who have yet to be offended by me…

Did I mention that I’m in FB prison at this very moment due to my supposed violation of vague and spurious rules of “Community Standards”? And, any of your comments would be appreciated if you have a moment…

More soon…

stainless steel screw

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August 17, 2019 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment


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