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Old 08-08-2020, 06:20   #2
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Occupied Pineland
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You have a nice website; I've had it tagged for a while, definitely enjoy the history lessons. Tuolumne, Sonora, or vicinity thereof? FWIW - Last time I used a 109 was 1979, everything after that was PRC-74s and 70s. Decent for what they were, I look back on carrying them with nostalgia but no fondness. Certainly not with intent to resurrect them from the scrapyard. Today's equipment is far better.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (42B.C)
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