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  1. 3 points
    This could be what North Korea looks like if Kim doesn't get his sh*t together.
  2. 2 points
    In 1984, my Dad had a couple of heart attacks and went to the hospital ... They got him all hooked up on monitors and such and shortly he had another one that killed him...temporarily until they brought him back ... Next day my sister and I got down from N. CA to see him in his San Bernardino hospital room ... He was very upset and crying ...He said that while he was dead, he saw horrible things which he would not describe ... He said that he learned he had been a bad, selfish person and was now terrified of dying...I asked him if it hurt to die and he said no ... The weird thing is that Dad mentored thousands of young people over his many years as a coach and athletic director had given so much of himself and was hugely respected ... He also had taken care my Mother who suffered from MS for more than 10 years, which was a horrible, soul wrenching job .... She had been totally paralyzed on her left side by a mistake made during a spinal tap ... Many years later, in 2008, he came to have prostate cancer and finally had to go into hospice ... As the end grew near, he was again terrified of dying, saying he was afraid the death being painful ... I told him to remember he'd already died and said it didn't hurt, so don't worry about it ... On his final night on earth, my wife, my daughter and I were in Dad's darkened room and we could see and hear he was having trouble breathing ... The three of us were standing over him when suddenly all three of us saw what looked like a glowing white fog rose out of his body ... He was still technically alive for another 4 or 5 hours but the three of us remain convinced we saw his spirit leave his body! It was really weird that at his funeral I stood over him and looked at his remains and felt almost nothing because I knew I wasn't looking at Dad ...I think of that often... I've had my own seeming out of body experiences from the time I was 8 years old and having appendix operation, an experience that seem as vivid and real as it was 64 years ago...But that's a story for another time...Cheers, Unc
  3. 2 points
    Scott... if you are going to be there during the week days you shouldn't have any problems. I tend to stay away during the week ends, that is generally when the rowdy ones come to drink and shoot. You'll probably run into some of the retired GPAA and Roadrunner club members out there this time of of year. I'm hoping to get out to the area next week if I can get my old mule ready by then. Have fun and save some gold for the rest of us. Jim
  4. 1 point
    I am new at detecting and I feel like I just stuck a needle in my arm. I live in the hualapai mountain been to gold basin twice and the wife and I are going to Quartzsite for a week. Bought our first two detectors about a month ago (Whites gmt/mxt) and should get my Garrett atx delivered tomorrow! Haven't found a nugget yet but when I do my wife might find me sleeping under a bush in a wash somewhere not wanting to leave. Retired and found a new hobby that I really 'dig'.
  5. 1 point
    darn Unc, that story made the hair on the back of my neck raise up. I believe there is really something to it for sure. Years ago when my grandmother was on her deathbed and in a coma, she sit up opened her eyes wide and said the word or name Maime (sp). Later during the funeral we learned from a relative the Maime was her best friend to had previously passed. Darn it...now I'm gettin goose bumps.
  6. 1 point
    I've hunted there nearly 20 years and only encountered two problems... There's two guys in a large white pick up that come out with several different high powered rifles that don't take into account there are often prospectors roaming all over LSD and shoot indiscriminately ... I called them on it one day and they got downright hostile and even slightly threatening .... I packed up my stuff and moved about 5 miles away... Another time quite a while ago I was hunting on the Gypsy Moth and a couple guys were near the big slab shooting in all kinds of directions and bullets were ricocheting everywhere including over my head! But considering I hunted LSD darn near everyday for those years, those were the only two issue I ever had....But things did get worse after BLM closed the ground near Lake Pleasant and all those city slickers started coming over to the general vicinity of LSD ...Before then, I often had the whole area all to my lonesome! But do make sure you've got the state land permit (you can order on line) ...Still can't prospect on state land... You need it to even pass over state land on your way to open federal lands and club claims.... Good Luck, Cheers, Unc
  7. 1 point
    I finally discovered I was on the birthday notices but viewers had to click on the post to see it...I thought it odd not to get any BD wishes cause last year I got a butt load on the forum ... This year on FaceBook I got well over 100 well wishes! Anyhow, no harm no foul and a big thank you to you all who did respond after me whining about it!!!
  8. 1 point
    "Define YOUNG",.... I was born in 1947, which should put me about 70-years-Young. I just enjoy the challenge and the search (and of course the GOLD). What feels good is being right regarding my choice of where to dig. Gary
  9. 1 point
    Absolutely it is safe. It's about a 15 minute drive from a gas station, and you can walk out if stuck. Next, I would be sure you're not on state trust land where you can't prospect, unless you pay thousands for the permit. Most of the place you mentioned is state trust land. After that, make sure you weren't high grading someone's claim since the BLM land around there is nearly totally claimed. A few miles from there nearly all the land is open, but that could be because it's out of the gold belt, but still need to be sure you are on unclaimed land. If there's any confusion on that, best to stick to the club claims in that area. The GPAA has hundreds of acres of claims in that area and so does road runner. Other than that, the only thing I do for safety is to wear leather boots and snake gators for the rattle snakes. Probably been out hundreds of times, but twice rattlers were problems. Then there's the camping stuff: don't get lost, let someone know where you're at, be cautious about the valuables you leave at your campsite when you're away.
  10. 1 point
    Stunning Nasa 'oil painting' image reveals raging storms on Jupiter with clouds that travel at 129,000mph and stretch for more than 4,000 miles Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5136425/Nasa-oil-painting-image-reveals-raging-storms-Jupiter.html#ixzz503kan867
  11. 1 point
    Looks like it could have been a cover for Moody Blues alblum
  12. 1 point
    Really nice find. Congrats.
  13. 1 point
    Really cool photo looks Van Goghish.
  14. 1 point
    Sweet specimen Tom...she sure looks pretty cleaned up.
  15. 1 point
  16. 1 point
    That sure is a beautiful specimen, Tom!
  17. 1 point
    I believe it! I've still got a lot of work to do I've been so busy working on more pressing things...I haven't had a chance to do more than look wistfully at the plane lately. One project is gone thankfully and Patches the desert buggy is nearly done. A couple more days should get it about finished up. Hopefully back working on the plane next week.
  18. 1 point
    Good Stuff for you. Here you almost have a Air Plane built and I'm still futttzzing with a Program. Yea, this printer is the Bomb. FAST FAST FAST compared to the old days. Like most other printers the Printer only cost like $40.00 and the Ink cost $20.00 Sure liking the Wireless thing. Only took like 10 minutes to get it printing right out of the box. Just popped the CD in the Lap Top and followed the yellow brick road. Gravy. Now we have a Printer, Copier, Scanner kinda toy. Need to figure out if and how I can scan stuff and get it to the computer some how. Wicked Wanda sorta forgot to use the discount on some paper. She did scoop a few more Ink Cartridges ! And a Cheapo Dremel Tool . Our house is some what on the Trailer Trashed Side but we have More Communications Equipment then the Russian Embassy ! With that TV hanging Up it's going to start looking like some Command and Control Room at NASA.
  19. 1 point
    Very nice looking piece!! Congrats
  20. 1 point
    That looks a lot better cleaned up Tom! I was there when he checked it for continuity and it certainly is a nice specimen. I would be all over that hillside like white on rice. You may get super lucky and find a nice pocket in situ.
  21. 1 point
    Score on the printer! Looks like mine but a lot nicer I'm not much of tv person either, but there are other things you can use it for. I hook my laptop up to my little 32" when I'm watching airplane videos. You can even use it as a huge picture frame. Load up your favorite photos and have them display in random order. All kinds of things with some imagination I got some good news yesterday too. I have been waiting since September for a particular propeller hub. The new batch is finally ready! I've gotta call them again monday and pay for it. This has been a major roadblock as I need to install it on the crankshaft before I final assemble the engine.
  22. 1 point
    Beautiful Specimen Tom! Nice little collector piece.
  23. 1 point
    btw; for those that don't know...42-45 nickels are about 50% silver as I recall....check the redbook.
  24. 1 point
    Santa needs a New Calendar. He hit us early this year. Wicked Wanda the Wonder Wife done did GOOD today. Her Employer gave everyone a one time 25% off today. That printer I was needing showed up. Wireless to boot. I can stash it anyplace. Maybe I can see what ta ell I'm trying to do on those programs now. Her brother, Me brudder in Law went bonkers. He bought her a TV. We don't Watch TV here. He bought her a BIG TV. So big we have no place to put the dang thing. Going to have to hang it from the ceiling in the living room kinda BIG TV. No one hear has any interest in what's on TV these days. BUT this is a smart TV he says !!!. The kind of BIG SMART Tv. It will go on line and we can watch all the Free Movies and Crap on the Kinda BIG Smart Thing Hanging from the ceiling. God this thing is BIG. Did I tell ya how BIG it is ? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-55-class-54-6-diag--led-2160p-smart-4k-ultra-hd-tv/5792910.p?skuId=5792910&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=f916b716-910a-4c4f-9ea3-2f1074c47f9e&ksprof_id=16&ksaffcode=pg70949&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=Cj0KCQiAmITRBRCSARIsAEOZmr4Do3BfQ-50KwiItRUip3zyDPPvwVIDCpbU3hr0pxHSwAzrushiirMaAlMOEALw_wcB Maybe I should hang it out side and we can pretend were in the Drive in or something.
  25. 1 point
    It takes me awhile to learn but now and then I "get it". Like the time a man here said he knew where an area had good looking deposits like gold has been found here, plus it was close to his cousins house and we could stay with him. About 400 miles later and only a quarter of a mile from cousin's place the entire road was blocked by one huge mud hole with deep ruts. Since I was already in 4x4 I gave it a try by trying to stay on top and in between the' deep ruts. Mother nature doesn't always cooperate. Neither does mud! Lucky for us a hundred yards behind us was a large tractor just sitting there. Twenty bucks and the owner said he would pull us out since the Toyota was high centered and the tires were just spinning with only water under them. Then we visited the cousin who didn't have a clue about any gold ever being found in the area. So after a short visit we continued on our way, 40 more miles of mud in 4x4 to the pavement. The same "interstate" going North from here. After a few questions it seems my friend had not seen his cousin for 8 years and that was the main reason for the trip. Yea I have quite a collection of "dufus awards. At least I get to see parts of Brazil that normal tourist never see!