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Post by michaelap » December 6th, 2007, 4:48 pm

Since I started this question, By the way I forgot I am 33yrs trying to figure out what I want to be when/if I grow up.

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Post by nbender » December 6th, 2007, 5:00 pm

I'm a geologist, but that doesn't really describe what I do anymore. I did mineral exploration (mostly gold) for years but settled down when the girls hit 1st grade and I now work on a real wide assortment of projects in an engineering office near Seattle. Looking for gold was the most fun I've had but I didn't want to continue working so far from the family.

I spent 1968 - 1970 attached to the 4th Infantry Division near Pleiku (Steadfast and Loyal), but that doesn't describe who I am.

I have two lovely daughters in college, so I'm not retiring tomorrow.

And I've been 39 years old for some time now.

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Post by volfandan » December 6th, 2007, 5:24 pm

wow bender.....

How many years HAVE you been 39 for?

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Post by grayfox » December 6th, 2007, 6:34 pm

I'm 63 and retired from Kraft Foods as a dept. supervisor at a St. Louis, Mo. area plant. Now live back in my home town in Kenucky, am a Viet Nam vet '67-'68, married to my high school sweetheart [6yrs this month] have two sons and a daughter, 7 grandchildren, two cats, 1 dog, 6 parrots, and a s**t load of guns.


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I still think your fibbing about your wifes age...I think your a cradle robber like me. You two look great together. :)

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Post by primarchbentley » December 6th, 2007, 7:30 pm

I'm 29, currently working as a system admin for the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah (it sounds cooler than it really is, but it's still a unique, constantly changing, challenging job).

Debating with myself over staying with computers, or really taking the dive and getting into teaching...

I enjoy collecting mil surplus, and in the past year have taken to pistols a lot more than I thought I would... 8-)

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Post by blinddog » December 6th, 2007, 8:28 pm

I am 46 and I have been for a while. My wife says I lie. My kids say I lie. I wouldn't lie. I am a retired Master Electrician. Owned my own buisness for a while in Mississippi got some sense and moved to Oregon. I have one son that is lifer Navy, goes up for Chief in Jan. the other one is a computer guru for Fed Ex. and ex-Air Force. I have a lovely wife that puts up with me and all of my crap so I'm one lucky guy. I'm a Viet Nam vet 69-70 NavSecGruDiv. I love to shoot, salmon and steelhead fish and play poker.(nickle dime quarter).

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Post by gypsydavy » December 6th, 2007, 10:06 pm

I'm a 44yr old (so she tells me) self-employed musician. Native to western New York State and now living in Nashville TN when I'm not on the road. No kids, just a couple of good dogs.

Sold my guns when I was young and heading out into the world. Re-arming now for personal, home and homeland defense. My personal gun is my "64", my home gun is a Mossberg "youth" model, 20Ga. Still shopping for my homeland rifle. David.

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Post by ourbigbluehouse » December 6th, 2007, 10:37 pm

Work with juvenile delinquents and have seen too many of my former youth on the streets. Hence the CCW and the P64.

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Post by space » December 6th, 2007, 11:12 pm

I'm closing in on 50. Used to be a Cosmic Ray Research Physicist. More money to be had doing Software so have been doing that for the last 20 years. Did the "dot-com" thing a few years back and crash and burned with a couple small companies. I'm currently a Software Archetect at a large manufacturing company.

3 Kids, last one graduates college this spring (Whoo Hoooo, the $$$ bleeding can stop).

Also have a 3 dogs (Corgis) that my Wife and I show in the Breed ring as well as Agility and Obedience. Just another way to spend money I guess.

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Post by nbender » December 6th, 2007, 11:16 pm

Space - Cosmic Rays? ... is Voyager 2 closing in on the Termination Shock?

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Post by space » December 6th, 2007, 11:29 pm

Space - Cosmic Rays? ... is Voyager 2 closing in on the Termination Shock?
In the 80's I worked for Dr W.R.Webber who had an insturment on the Voyager 1 probe. Just did a google search and he is still putting out papers on it. Probe was launched before I got there. We did a lot of high altitude balloon experiments and work at the Bevatron at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. http://www.acme.com/jef/photos/bevatron.html

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/science/bib ... y_crs.html

Webber, W. R., "An Empirical Estimate of the Heliospheric Termination Shock Location with Time - with Application to the Intensity Increases of MeV Protons seen at Voyager 1 in 2002-2005", Journal of Geophysical Research, 2005, in press.


Sorry for the thread jack... :-X
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Post by nbender » December 6th, 2007, 11:34 pm

I am guilty as charged, and apologize for sidetracking the theme here. The Voyager probes are totally fascinating to me. Space, meet me on the "Other Firearms" section.

Over and Out.

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Post by reprisejim » December 6th, 2007, 11:58 pm

Who am I? Your guess is as good as mine... :-X

I am 35 years old and have 3 boys (6, 3, and 1 month). They all have guns... lucky kids. They are my pride and joy. I am a business owner (architecture) and work too much (or so I am told). My free time (the little there is) is spent at the range and going to gun shows. My other hobbies include hunting (everything), fishing, canoeing/camping in the BWCA, and gardening. I live in Minnesota and love the weather.

After reviewing what I wrote, I would say that I am:
A middle-aged man with 3 children that does not get enough sleep, that has a fascination with guns, likes to be outdoors, and am by most peoples standards a little nuts.

I am just the kind of person that should have an arsenal of guns and a permit to carry!!!

Honestly, I am very sane and I take gun ownership and gun safety extremely seriously.

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Post by barnett3006 » December 7th, 2007, 12:34 am

I am a 25 year old college student pursuing a criminal justice degree. I am the oldest of six children (Myself and 2 sisters from my Mom and 2 more sisters and a brother from my Dad's second marriage) and we all enjoy shooting. No wife (yet) and no kids. I love every aspect of the shooting sports and hunting (I also enjoy fishing).

I CCW everyday and everywhere.

I am currently in the process of stocking up on certain types of (evil) guns, magazines, ammo and reloading supplies in preparation for a major SHTF situation and so that my future kids can have any kind of gun they want.

When I am not doing something related to firearms I like to work on cars and build/modify things, and if I can see something that can be improved I...I just can't leave well enough alone. I enjoy reading about history and science.

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Post by lcberlin » December 7th, 2007, 12:11 pm

I are the old FART* down the road.

Transplanted Californian now living in the heartland and wishing I had a real mountain around here. I mainly have rimfire pistols, the P-64 is the first centerfire pistol I have ever owned. Got Sweetie, two kids, two dogs, two birds, and 2 acres. Spent 12 years in the Navy. Somedays I really believe my Oklahoma dirt shirt saying...."Older Than Dirt"







*Fathers Against Radical Teens

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