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Author: desertdaveataol Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 454725  
Subject: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/23/2013 8:05 PM
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But has machine gun :-(
http://i.imgur.com/FtyCdvf.jpg

DesertDave
Whose HUMMER gets between 14 & 17 MPG at 45 to 60 MPH on level boulevards and freeways.
(depending on wind speed and direction)

Whose HUMMER gets between 42 & 57 MPG coasting down freeway off ramps.
(depending on ramp angle, wind speed and direction)

Whose HUMMER gets 0 MPG at the red light at the bottom of the ramp.
(regardless of wind speed and direction)

Whose HUMMER gets an average of 11.9 to 12.0 MPG overall.
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Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/23/2013 10:44 PM
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Fooey! This one has machine guns, oil slick spreader, nail spreader, bullet proof shield, smoke screen, tire slashers and the ever popular ejection seat....and it's faster than a HUMMER!

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/aston-martin-...

...looks way nicer than a HUMMER too.

Steve

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Author: desertdaveataol Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 416577 of 454725
Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/23/2013 11:13 PM
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Fooey! This one has machine guns, oil slick spreader, nail spreader, bullet proof shield, smoke screen, tire slashers and the ever popular ejection seat....and it's faster than a HUMMER!

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/aston-martin-...


Oh yeah? I'll race your Aston-Martin up the rocky hillside of any roadless mountain, across sandy deserts and through a swamp.

Desert (still wishes he had machine guns for his HUMMER) Dave

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Author: desertdaveataol Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 416578 of 454725
Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/23/2013 11:20 PM
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Desert Dave sends out yet another message from his HUMMER

http://i.imgur.com/5wmAuxD.jpg

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Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/24/2013 7:44 AM
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http://i.imgur.com/5wmAuxD.jpg

OK that one gets a rec.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226203/Skeleton-her...

Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found in chimney with a secret message still attached to its leg (and now Bletchley Park are trying to crack the code)
David Martin, 74, found the stricken bird when he opened the disused fire place while renovating his Surrey home
It is thought the pigeon may have stopped on the chimney and become overcome with fumes
Experts believe the pigeon may have been flying back to General Montgomery Headquarters in Reigate, Surrey or Bletchley Park, Bucks



By David Wilkes

PUBLISHED:12:21 GMT, 1 November 2012| UPDATED: 02:14 GMT, 2 November 2012


He had survived the perilous flight back from Nazi-occupied territory hundreds of miles away.

Exhausted, the British ‘spy’ pigeon swooped down on a chimney in Surrey for a rest.

And there, sadly, he fell off his perch. Perhaps overcome by fumes from the fire below, he died – with a vital coded message in a tiny capsule still strapped to his leg.


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Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/24/2013 2:59 PM
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http://i.imgur.com/5wmAuxD.jpg

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I was pretty sure I recalled this but looked it up anyway.


Tim


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Heavy_Tanks_of_World_Wa...

There was no wireless (radio); communication with command posts was by means of two pigeons, which had their own small exit hatch in the sponsons, or by runners. Because of the noise and vibration, early experiments had shown that radios were impractical, so lamps, flags, semaphore, coloured discs, and the carrier pigeons were part of the standard equipment of the various marks.[7]

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Subject: Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date: 2/24/2013 5:43 PM
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The message read:

1 sack of flour
2 dozen eggs
5 liters milk
1 pint of brandy for the boys

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